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Title: Farewell to the forum, but not to theory
Post by: Ron Edwards on December 02, 2005, 07:22:52 AM
Hello,

This forum is no longer available for posting.

That doesn't mean you have to stop talking about ideas. My hope is that the ideas can now be presented, initially, in the proper context: your own experiences of play. Whereas before, someone could say, "I don't get Fortune-in-the-Middle," and that would start a thread here, now, I want them to say, "Hey, in our game last night [last year / twenty years ago / whatever], Bob did this and I liked / did not like it. Is that Fortune-in-the-Middle? It seems like it must be, based on the definition ..." and the discussion can go on from there.

Eventually, I'd like to post a kind of "topics archive" set of links. So someone could see a list of threads that all pertain to character classes, for example. I'll be adding to this thread to show what I mean.

I would appreciate the community's effort to provide within-Forge and off-Forge links to help build this archive. This really can't be done by one person.

Best,
Ron


Title: Re: Farewell to the forum, but not to theory
Post by: Ron Edwards on December 02, 2005, 08:17:30 AM
Here's an example.

Races and classes (ordered from most to least recent)

The function of races in fantasy RPGs (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=15966.0)
The role of fantasy races in FRPGs (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?t=10006)
Shadow World keywords - races? (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=8585)
[Arrowflight] Pixes, poison, and duty (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?t=8528)
Mike's standard rant #2: race/species/culture (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?t=5223)
Race in heroic fantasy (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?t=4586)
The class issue (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?t=2802) [contains many links to other important threads]
What do you think? (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?t=1385)
Particles of character class (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?t=1383)

Send me lots of stuff like this, by email (sorcerer@sorcerer-rpg.com), and we can generate quite a library, I think.

Best,
Ron


Title: Re: Farewell to the forum, but not to theory
Post by: Ron Edwards on December 03, 2005, 10:35:31 AM
I'll keep posting to this thread with results of others' help. I'll probably add to existing posts to cut down on page count. Thanks to Ben Lehman for this one!

Women in gaming
The Depiction of Women in Gaming (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=131)
Racial/Gender mechanics? (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=235)
Well armed, large breasted women put people off games? (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=355)
Goddess of rape? (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=1093)
Sex and Sorcery: Male and Female Story Types (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=3969) This is commentary on the book Sex and Sorcery, written by Ron and available through www.indiepressrevolution.com (http://www.indiepressrevolution.com)
Sexism and gaming (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=4433)
Use of Gender Pronouns (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=4526)
Woman at the Forge (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=6147)
Most attractive setting for female players (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=8052)
Cross Gender Play or, Walk a Mile in my Stilletoes (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=8364)
Feminist Game Design (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=9738), as well as the follow-up design thread, Feminist game design? (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=9789.0)
Trollbabe, Feminism, and the Chainmail Bikini (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=10420)
Lines, Veils and Breaking the Ice (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=11005)
Mechanical Gender Differences (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=11095) II (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=11126) III (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=11148)
Dead Inside Playtest, Gender Ratios, Mild Analysis (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=11076)
Why am I not a Woman? (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=11107)
Character/Player Gender Relationship (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=11176)
Gender: Dead Horse Flogging (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=11217)
Gender Based versus Gender Biased (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=11310)
Reasons for Cross Gender Play (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=12903)