*
*
Home
Help
Login
Register
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
May 28, 2022, 09:13:04 AM

Login with username, password and session length
Forum changes: Editing of posts has been turned off until further notice.
Search:     Advanced search
275647 Posts in 27717 Topics by 4285 Members Latest Member: - Jason DAngelo Most online today: 74 - most online ever: 565 (October 17, 2020, 02:08:06 PM)
Pages: [1]
Print
Author Topic: Sorcerer reviews (german)  (Read 1791 times)
Jürgen Mayer
Member

Posts: 240


WWW
« on: March 24, 2003, 04:29:47 PM »

I just found those two online reviews of Sorcerer and Sorcerer & Sword - they're both very positive, but in german. How do the spin-doctors say it? "For your convenience", I included babelfish links, too.

Sorcerer:
http://www.ignorat-design.de/ringbote/rollenspiele/systeme/freie_sys/rezensionen/sorcerer.html
Babelfish version: http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/urltrurl?tt=url&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ignorat-design.de%2Fringbote%2Frollenspiele%2Fsysteme%2Ffreie_sys%2Frezensionen%2Fsorcerer.html&lp=de_en

Sorcerer & Sword:
http://www.ignorat-design.de/ringbote/rollenspiele/systeme/freie_sys/rezensionen/sorcerer_sword.html
Babelfish version: http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/urltrurl?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ignorat-design.de%2Fringbote%2Frollenspiele%2Fsysteme%2Ffreie_sys%2Frezensionen%2Fsorcerer_sword.html&lp=de_en&tt=url
Logged

URL]http://disastermachine.com[/URLhttp://disastermachine.com
Ron Edwards
Global Moderator
Member
*
Posts: 16490


WWW
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2003, 08:18:03 AM »

Thanks, Juergen! I'll get some links up at the Sorcerer website.

I greatly appreciate all the nice things he's said about the books. Also, I'm thinking that perhaps two big differences between U.S. and American role-playing emerged from my reading.

1. The emphasis on colorful internal production value. I made a deliberate choice to go with plain white pages and stark illustrations, which the reviewer forgives but obviously disapproves of greatly. I've only seen a few European games, but those indicate to me that colored pages with lots of graphics are a big deal.

2. The communication mis-match about gaming culture. If the reviewer's surprised that male gamers need to be told not to stare openly at women's breasts, then he hasn't met a whole lot of American gamers. It (and giggling, and so on) are a real issue.

Best,
Ron
Logged
Jürgen Mayer
Member

Posts: 240


WWW
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2003, 01:34:35 PM »

Quote from: Ron Edwards
1. The emphasis on colorful internal production value. I made a deliberate choice to go with plain white pages and stark illustrations, which the reviewer forgives but obviously disapproves of greatly. I've only seen a few European games, but those indicate to me that colored pages with lots of graphics are a big deal.


I think he doesn't complain about the lack of full color interior illustrations. Most German games are black and white, too. Of what I heard from my buddy at the FLGS, it's harder to sell Sorcerer because of the more traditional, plain layout - it seems that for the European audience, flashy layout/artwork is a bit more important than in the USA. But I'm just guessing here.

What I heard about France, there it's almost impossible to sell an RPG which isn't a graphic design / artwork explosion (e.g. Agone). How's Sorcerer doing there?

Quote from: Ron Edwards
2. The communication mis-match about gaming culture. If the reviewer's surprised that male gamers need to be told not to stare openly at women's breasts, then he hasn't met a whole lot of American gamers. It (and giggling, and so on) are a real issue.


Well, we also have enough people who don't know how etiquette is spelled. I don't know if it's more of a problem in the US, but then, I can't really judge, because I'm hanging with all those well-mannered Forge people all the time ;)
But I wouldn't have thought it necessary to mention how to behave around girls, too, so maybe there's a difference in gaming culture. Maybe the average European gamer is more shy, like... um... me?

Peace,
Logged

URL]http://disastermachine.com[/URLhttp://disastermachine.com
Pages: [1]
Print
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
Oxygen design by Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!