Gryphon, The Reader

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Hello! I'm Gryphon, and I'm new to the site. Since I don't know what to put for my profile yet, enjoy this short (but horrible) joke: How do trees feel in the spring? Releaved.

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What do you like in a review? on 5/7/2021 1:19:37 PM
As a reader, I like reviews that are accessible to a wide variety of audiences, that essentially tell many different types of players what to expect and allow them to judge whether or not they'll enjoy the game. Some people like story-oriented games, others like game-oriented ones, or certain genres or tropes, and it's good when reviews let you judge whether this specific game is your cup of tea. I don't mind essay-type reviews, particularly when the story warrants it, but I like when a certain amount of information to be easily accessible to a prospective reader. I've never finished a story game so I can't say exactly, but I imagine as an author I'd prefer more essay-type reviews with specifics and advice about the story, about what worked and what didn't. Hmm, maybe I should add a "feedback for the author" section to my form...

A Small Story (vote) on 4/29/2021 11:27:03 AM
We should probably just walk through invisibly, maybe after taking some steps to disguise our scent.

250-word Segment Challenge on 4/28/2021 11:00:39 AM
“Working together!” spluttered Casey. “After you just blundered in here?” He whipped around, cursing McKinley for distracting him. But it was too late, the man with the knife was gone, and the front door was slowly banging shut. Evidently two cops had been enough to make him reconsider his life’s decisions. “The guy that came after me is gone now.” McKinley didn’t seem phased. “So? Now that he’s gone we can just search the house undisturbed.” He yawned, and plopped down in an overstuffed armchair. “I gotta say, I feel a lot more comfortable doing a search in this house knowing the knife-weilding maniac is outside.” “Yeah,” said Casey. “And I’d feel a lot better if we knew for sure he wasn’t just calling for backup.” He peered out the front door, but the street was deceptively silent as ever. That was the way things were on Fern street, silently simmering, until suddenly everything came to a boil. “Let’s get this over with.” The pair made their way back into the main room. Casey poked his flashlight into one of the darker rooms, and flipped a lightswitch on the wall. No effect. Either the recent storm had knocked out the power, or this was one of those Fern Street houses that didn’t have electricity any day of the year. A soft thud behind him made him whirl around. “Jumpy, aren’t we?” asked McKinley cheerfully, slipping some object into his pocket, and shutting the drawer to a beaureau against the wall.

A Small Story (vote) on 4/27/2021 11:01:04 AM
I say lightning wand and invisibility ring. This way, we can pretend to be god and get free stuff.

A Small Story (vote) on 4/25/2021 4:38:53 PM
Hmm. I suggest that we go to the wizard, and threaten to rat him out to the anti-magic unicorns if he doesn't help us out for free. Even if they're nonviolent, presumably the unicorns have the power to set up a trade embargo.

Hi! I'm new. Yay! on 4/21/2021 9:00:46 AM
Oh, I hadn't thought of the parents thing. Though you have to be at least 14 to join a venture crew, so the parents will probably be less concerned than if they were cub-scout/boy-scout age. Dio, maybe if the parents are concerned you could run some of the stories by the parents before sharing it with the crew? I've run similar activities with my crew, only we didn't use any outside source, it was just me or someone else making up a story (often some form of dungeon-crawling) and having the players play characters that react to it. Depending on how large your group is (5-7 is best for those), and depending on how interested the crew members are, that could provide a more flexible alternative.

Hi! I'm new. Yay! on 4/21/2021 8:41:24 AM
Hey there! Funnily enough, I'm also part of a venture crew. Some people already recommended dreamtruder, that's certainly a good one. Dungeon stompage is quite fun, but it does rely heavily on the mechanics and I'm not sure how good it would be for group reading. I haven't read "Dead Man Walking" in a while so I don't remember how appropriate it is, but that seems like it would be a good choice for group reading. Similarly, I haven't read "Hastings, 1066: Aftermath" in a while so I don't remember if it's appropriate or not, but that one is similarly good.

New to the site, and technical question on 4/17/2021 12:14:35 PM

New to the site, and technical question on 4/17/2021 11:01:17 AM

New to the site, and technical question on 4/17/2021 9:18:05 AM
@Psych oddly, my computer is glitching and I'm unable to respond to your post, so I'm tagging you instead. Thanks!