I've been hosting the birdsite feed "historians of Iran" lately to add some Caucasus content to it, and to that end I've been doing some tweet threads on the basics and fun parts of Georgian history.
Would people be interested in me copying those over and doing masto threads of them?
@eloisa I just need an audience. I write role-playing games. You can find my personal work at https://www.patreon.com/wanderingbeekeeper and my FASA work at https://fasagames.com/1879-home. The first has a mechanic driven by player agency and a game world structured on the idea of consequences, the second is a steampunk world that criticizes imperialist colonialism and centers class struggle.
I still think the biggest problems in online communities post-2010 are a) the idea that the internet is just there to reflect/build a purely personal, otherwise unreferenced set of connections and more importantly b) the death of community builders/ moderators /mediators as an effective separate cadre of users.
You know what I've never seen in a roguelike? Rope. What are the three things every dungeoneer takes in an RPG? Torch, rope, 10' pole. OBVIOUSLY.
I've found one low-quality sprite in a dozen "roguelike" sprite packs. Had to draw my own, and my art skills are… better than the one I found, but not by much.
Pol, positive for once
And we're still in the EU, the "do or die" pledge by the Conservatives to take us our having done and died. I've no more intention of leaving without a fight now than in 2016. Now, let's get the Tories out of government, stop Brexit, and fight for social justice & freedom.
Long live democracy in Europe!
Long live freedom of movement!
Long live the liberal cause!
Austria Pol, Far Right
My Uni can't manage to properly say anything against one of my department profs for speaking at a literal far right conference. Really feeling very ashamed to be employed by them today :(
We're having an election. I can't even do anything much to help, except saying things online which will have helpful socialists popping up to explain to me the various ways they think liberals like myself ought to die, so I'm just going to sit and be depressed about it for the next month I think. Labour social media is already going into "the Lib Dems eat babies but IN SECRET which makes them EVEN WORSE" style overdrive. It's this sort of stuff that has just burned me out as an activist.
Just had quite a nice test of my game - managed to get bits that felt like a reasonable challenge, mild frustrations that were ultimately resolved, 2-3 characters who I was remembering traits of and learning the names of naturally by the end of the playthrough.
Like, if there's one thing I know I'll never hit with this but would like to, it's getting something where the random generation systems generate something that really feels like a story. even these hints of that are really rewarding.
Historian of the medieval Caucasus, Digital Humanist, Radical Liberal, Founder of exilian.co.uk (@ExilianOfficial), game dev, storyteller. Possibly Pangolinish.
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