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Jared A. Sorensen
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« on: June 27, 2001, 06:48:00 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2001, 08:54:00 AM »

J-

I gotta' say, this sounds cool as hell.  People have been batting this idea around for a while, but leave it to you (and the Wick) to make it a reality.  So how long have you had this one up your sleave?  And any chance some of us lucky folks at GenCon might see some kind of demo?

-Moose
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2001, 09:34:00 AM »

Progression of events leading up to decision to write and publish Tooth & Claw: Adventure Roleplaying in the Age of Dinosaurs:

Friday, leave work.  Take MUNI underground from Powell to Embarcadero.

Walking from Embarcadero Station to Golden Gate Ferry Terminal, come up with idea: dinosaurs.

30 minute ferry ride: write up preliminary game and system information.  Go to Borders and drop $80 on cool DK dino books and a death metal CD (unrelated but inspirational).

Email Wick with message: Tooth & Claw.  That weekend, talk about idea with him and create a mock-up cover that kicks so much ass I decide to use it.  That Sunday (after a party at the Cowhaus), write up character creation, research "Dinosauria."  Yesterday I did the banner and website.  7:30 this morning, send out press releases.  Yeah!

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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2001, 10:00:00 AM »

Cool idea.  Not-so-cool, market-driven thought - do y'suppose you could look into a licensed "Dinotopia" (I think that's what's it's called - you know, those books of dinosaur art that seem to be popular) version?  Could be a money-maker.

Gordon C. Landis

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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2001, 10:13:00 AM »

i love dk books...dk is dreamy...

oh, & the game sounds interesting, too.
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2001, 10:15:00 AM »

J-

Good God man!  That's all you have to do to get a game published?  I think you've just undermined the infrastructure of the entire indie-rpg world!

Seriously, that's cool as hell.  You've labored longer and harder than anyone to make indie-games legit, so congrats!  I'm glad Wicked Press is so receptive, because Tooth&Claw is a cool idea.  Raptor Red is the inspiration, no?

Marketable or not, I'll be buying a copy.

Take care,
Moose
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Jared A. Sorensen
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2001, 10:32:00 AM »

Inspirado comes from Dinosaur, Raptor Red (I need to pick it up!) and the Land Before Time.  Major inspirado from Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park -- the man made my heart leap out of my throat when I first saw the Brachiosaurus...*gulp*

Dinotopia is pretty, but it's not what I'm going for.
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2001, 11:46:00 AM »

You realize, though, that you could change the concept to crabs with overbites and still use the name...


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Jared A. Sorensen
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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2001, 12:16:00 PM »

No...then it would be Papillae & Pincers.
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2001, 02:06:00 PM »

Feeding the fire:

Please go to your local comic shop and pick up some back issues of Devil Dinosaur.

Or failing that, at least have at look at this website:

http://fan-tasty.com/devildinosaur/

This one isn't as good: http://www.devildinosaur.com/



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« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2001, 08:56:00 PM »

When I saw the title of this thread, my thought was, "Dammit, Sorensen has again claimed an idea out from under me before I could develop it. Curse you Sorensen!" But as it turns out, his game is about dinosaurs. So I still have a chance to develop my concept for a game about teenage trailer trash girls fighting over prestigious boys. I just need a new name now. Any suggestions?

Paul

:wink:

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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2001, 02:46:00 AM »

"bitches be crazy"
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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2001, 11:57:00 AM »

"bitches be crazy"

That's pretty damn funny. It's a shame now that it was just a joke game concept, because the name is so good.
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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2001, 12:03:00 AM »

J (and all the rest of you dinosaur fanatics)-

I just got back from seeing A.I., and during the trailers there was a commercial for an upcoming Discovery program entitled "Dinosaurs in your Backyard", or something like that.  It must be a follow up to "Walking with Dinosaurs", which I found to be quite excellent.  Anyway, if you hadn't already heard of it, I thought I'd point it out.

BTW, I bought Dinosaur on DVD last night.  I had never seen it before, but found it to be better than expected.  Just getting myself warmed up for a little Dino rpg action. :grin:

Take care,
Moose
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Jared A. Sorensen
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« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2001, 08:29:00 AM »

Dinosaur was okay.  It kinda lost me when the dinosaurs started talking.  

Walking with Dinosaurs was amazing...I bought the DVD...and I'm psyched for the new dino doc on Discovery (July 15th I believe).

Also, Jurassic Park III comes out on the 18th -- Spinosaurus!  Pteranodon!  Yeah!

- J
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