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Title: Bacchanal: Outie for Best Sui Generis RPG of 2005
Post by: Michael S. Miller on January 23, 2006, 09:33:50 AM
Ken Hite has awarded the Outie for Best Sui Generis RPG of 2005 to Bacchanal. Here's the link. (http://www.gamingreport.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=178)

Congratulations, Paul!


Title: Re: Bacchanal: Outie for Best Sui Generis RPG of 2005
Post by: ejh on January 23, 2006, 08:06:09 PM
WINE!  More wine!

bibituri te salutamus!


Title: Re: Bacchanal: Outie for Best Sui Generis RPG of 2005
Post by: Ron Edwards on January 25, 2006, 12:41:30 PM
And well deserved.

You big perv.

Best,
Ron


Title: Re: Bacchanal: Outie for Best Sui Generis RPG of 2005
Post by: Larry L. on January 25, 2006, 01:56:11 PM
Here I was hoping that an "Outie" was awarded by some hip "coming out" lifestyle webzine, or some kinky devotees of the rarer configuration of navel, and I was like "Whoo Paul, way to reach new audiences!"

Then I realized it was just Ken Hite's column, which certainly is not bad, but a bit of a letdown after that. Oh well.

I also object vehemently to the categorization of certain titles as "not quite an RPG." What wacky arbitrary qualifications exclude Bacchanal from being an RPG?


Title: Re: Bacchanal: Outie for Best Sui Generis RPG of 2005
Post by: ejh on January 25, 2006, 07:28:40 PM
If you take all the published RPGs in the world, including things like Bacchanal and the other things on the list, and you graph them in some gigantic N-space based on all the assumptions and characteristics they share, then 99.9% of them are going to be in a big fat gigantic cluster, and things like Bacchanal are going to be floating off at some distance.

So their being "not quite RPGs" is less a matter of crossing a defined ontological boundary, and more a matter of not being part of a big fat statistical cluster based on the history of RPGs.

That's my take anyway.  It makes sense in that context.


Title: Re: Bacchanal: Outie for Best Sui Generis RPG of 2005
Post by: Paul Czege on January 26, 2006, 01:56:58 PM
I'm flattered. Thank you all. But mostly I'm humbled by the Sui Generis runners up and honorable mentions. What an incredibly competitive category.

Thanks.

Paul