Fight of the Living Dead – Obey the Rules

Yesterday I talked about two shows with different rates of success.

BBC3’s I survived a Zombie Apocalypse and Fight of the Living Dead have the same two concepts yet ZA was better in my eyes.

The extra reason I gave over four was that the rules were clear.   The Pilot episode declared that each player had two tear strips that if one of them was pulled, the player was dead. 

And in the full 10 player series 4 red tear-off bio-hazard symbols (Season 1) and 2 yellow (Season 2) on the players are there for the same reason.

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Doctor Who – Three Weeks On

Its strange that three weeks on my confidence seems to be improving.

The strange techniques seem to be working and when you want to get a point across and normally you let your actions do the talking.  So what does it take for me personally and what have I learned about myself.

Time Turns

I don’t script everything… if I did I’d spend my entire lifetime scripting.  What I do though is bullet point what I want to 

Doctor Who – Why it won’t fail was done on a 1 minute intervals, each bullet point on a turn of a timer.  I didn’t have time to panic or repeat, I just had to do it.

This maybe something I continue doing.

Sitting Down

The original plan was to sit down and pull off all recordings in one sitting.  However as I tried to do that I found myself burning out.

However after doing a session on the Wednesday and finding an interesting way of starting the video, I feel I gain more from giving some time and firing off the Thursday episode the day before.

Practice

May need a few random topics to talk about to get into a flow.  In fact I think I need to figure out how to relax a little more.   Make it easier.

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Doctor Who – The Nightmare

I love Doctor Who…

And this has made this recording session hard.  As I am typing this I’m just looking at the internet storm surrounding Doctor Who at the moment.

When you look at Doctor Who, you see a variety of opinions on both sides of a chasm where if you try to be a middle ground you fall into a pit of despair.

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Rollercoaster Tycoon – Run This Town

It can be difficult to run a RPG that is different to normal.

The idea of being a Shop Owner, Armourer, Tavern Owner or Trader doesn’t really sound interesting. 

However I don’t believe it is impossible. 
Warren Spector (Director of Deus Ex) has always talked about a world of mysteries in a single city block, so why not a story in a single Tavern or Village.

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Rollercoaster Tycoon – Strategy and Snow Cones

A 19 year old game can resonate in the present day.


When you find something that helps you move forward in life and still shows you have the smarts to do something… it speaks volumes.  I mentioned in the video that I see this as a strategy game and while Steam also considers it a Strategy Game, I want to put my reasoning why and which elements it takes from other more action orientated games.

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Jumanji: Evolve Your RPG

OK so this one was much better actually

And what made it better in my eyes?

A ten minute timer.

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The Positive Community

So how do I do this without entering drama territory.


Not going to happen… OK so let’s keep it simple… let me give three good examples of board gaming communities that I know of (opinion) that do of a good job at being inclusive to everyone.  I will not use names but you may be able to figure it out.

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