Got the Face Accelerated Core Dice, Fate Points, and Infernal Dice in the mail. Also the frosted dice. Looking forward to using these in a game at some point.
@Halfjack I'm not sure POD was supposed to be the revolution as opposed to another avenue of publishing. Their main goal was to create a book that looked as good as something that came out of a publisher. They've succeeded in that realm, so there's little more for them to do.
The growth now is in keeping that business model afloat and making it cheaper.
It's kind of like buffet food. Once they make it taste like real food it's all about making it cheaper and more plentiful.
@briecs @nickwedig @Paul_Riddle Also I see KS vs POD a bit strange to demarcate, as I've had a few KS projects offer a coupon for getting the POD whenever you wanted to get it. POD to me is more about not keeping inventory for lengths at a time, whereas KS is about gauging demand and quickly creating a community. They feel like different (and sometimes compatible) processes.
@briecs @nickwedig @Paul_Riddle I think it's a question of long-haul vs. immediate need. POD trends to making something available over longer periods of time, whereas Kickstarter is about creating a need in the moment for a product that may or may not be a longer-term product.
If you don't need a lot of income all at once then POD is a good solution to getting something out there and letting it smolder over time. But if you need warmth right now then KS is the heat you need.
Tonight I heard Nine Inch Nails "Sin" at the Coney and I'm not sure if that means it's an oldie now or if someone wasn't paying attention to the playlist
@robertbohl There's three post settings:
Public is shared with the rest of the world.
Unlisted: Not listed on the public timeline, but can be viewed by followers (and I believe can be viewed with a link).
Direct: Not on public timeline and should only be viewed by the recipients.
Public links are available by clicking on the timestamp of the message.
@jackgraham @paulczege I hear this. Jazz is a perfect example because there are a lot of folks with rather strong opinions of what makes for Jazz and what isn't Jazz. (Which I find highly ironic in an art form that is about improvisation, but w/e).
I think books like Hamlet's Hit Points are somewhat in this realm of codifying story beats as they relate to games, but we have a ways to go before we get academic notice.
@JasonT @mxfraud @Tom Also it's kind of difficult from the client end to walk the thread. i know I wanted to show replies and I would have to load in each message to do it. The way it's exposed is a bit tricky.
There is a way on newer version of Mastodon to display whether something has one or more responses to it, but the reasons that MxFraud elaborated are a major part of it.