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Started by Jonathan Walton, February 03, 2005, 08:20:48 AM
Quote from: IDudes, the Forge Diaspora (I mean, face it, that's what we are) is still out there doing damn cool stuff. It just ain't happening on the Forge anymore. That's sad but also inevitable. Maybe the Forge will be back. Maybe it's basically done all it can do. In any case, the future moves on with or without it.Instead (or additionally), check out what's happening with upstarts like Wicked Dead, what's happening on various peoples' Livejournals, what's happening on 20-by-20 Room and similar online communes, what's happening in indie_netgaming. Heck, give me another couple months and you can see some of it happening in PUSH. The Great Work goes on. Be a part of it. Get jazzed. Get pumped.Start thinking less one-dimensionally. So you can't get all your progressive roleplaying needs met in one source anymore. Branch out. Do multiple things at once. Start multiple conversations going in multiple places. Think multi-disciplinarily. I'm really, really excited about post-Forge roleplaying theory and the games that'll come out of it. Just think, we get to cut free of the limited terminology and keep the same great ideas! We get to start saying things in new ways instead of the same way all the time! Damn, I've got so much personal agency to influence the future of roleplaying that I can't stand it! I should forget my scholarship and write theory and games for the rest of my life! Woohoo!
Quote from: Ron EdwardsThe plan.Well, here's the plan. Clinton did open the topic with me quite a while ago, and we both think it's something you guys ought to know.THE FORGE WILL EVENTUALLY CLOSE DOWN....I posted this without consulting with Clinton. Sorry man, we shoulda discussed it a bit more before dropping the bomb, but the explosion of recent threads, full of bright-eyed suggestions that we've sifted over carefully on our own for months, sorta snapped a restraining strap or two in my head.