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    Anyone seen this?

    It's just finished Kickstarter incredibly successfully

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stlhood/storium-the-online-storytelling-game


    And it looks to have some really good quality writers, artists, and designers attached.

    I'm not surprised it's a popular concept - online RPGing in numerous appealing fictional worlds, including some based on popular series.

    But I dunno - on deeper exploration it does look like one of those areas that could very easily become a wasteland of abandoned projects and crap childish gamesmastering, if you're looking for a game to join how would you sort the wheat from the chaff?

    I want to be positive about it, and have signed up to beta test it...

    What do other people think?
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      CommentAuthorSteve
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2014
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    So, for me, I'm in 2 games, both run by people that I know through the indie gaming community. That's how I filter the game, by playing with people I know.
    I know of a lot of people who play in a lot of games on there, and they all really seem to love it.

    I met Stephen Hood (the guy behind it) at a convention last fall, and he really seemed to know what he's doing.
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    I'm in three fairly slow moving* games with people I know well and with whom I've played tabletop games before. I love it. I'm guessing that playing with friends means I'm getting the best possible experience out of it, though, because there's no big worry about significant disagreements about gaming styles. I'm curious to hear what it's like to play with strangers. The loose structure seems like it could easily lead to a single munchkin or troll trampling an otherwise well thought out game.

    *That is not a complaint
  3.  (11345.4)
    That's cool I'm inclined to sense that playing with friends at least at first (or at least as the game leaders) helps to ensure at least consistancy and team play, I would imagine outright trolls would be put off by having to pay...

    Anyway I see that it's back up on Kickstarter for a second round so I think I'll pledge some money to get entry...
    • CommentAuthorsteevo
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2014
     (11345.5)
    I'm narrating one with friends and playing one with strangers just to get a taste of each side and they have both been fun so far, but really they've both just started, still in the first scene.
    • CommentAuthorsteevo
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2014
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    Welp, the public game I was playing just up and disappeared. So that can happen. Guess the narrator got bored...