So we have that now.
People can list all the cyberpunk stories we currently have here and it'll be added eventually.
So are there any other Cyberpunk stories or was that it and we're just waiting for people to write the next Cyber Epic?
Fuck yeah we do
Smart! The tag warrants some filling. I only saw 3 entries so far. It's a fun and dynamic genre.
In the future we could maybe look into some storygame categories. Looking into some older threads, I had heard that we don't have much family friendly content, so it might be handy to do a future event perhaps. (Furthermore, the historical section also maybe needs some filling)
I'm also bored, so I did some counting. Out of all tags, I spotted some kind of dumb ones, that aren't that descriptive and kind of vague. (Mainly the spiritual and psychological tag. Can someone tell me what "spiritual" means, it sounds to me like esoteric yoga class drabble.)
So I compiled all the tags that have 20 or less entries.
Western(13) - war(20) - villain protagonist (11) - thriller(9) - supernatural (9) - superhero (7) - sports (2) - grimdark (18) - foreign language (9) - edgelord (18) - family friendly (10) - cyberpunk (3) - anti-hero (18) - biblical (6) - LGBT (10)
Since the edgelord contest was pretty recent, I think that all the anti-hero and edgy tags can wait a little more. So my suggestion is to maybe look into the tags war, superhero, sports and western. The reason is mainly that I find them to be broad enough to allow people to play with these kind of concepts while also being a thing that is already well-defined in media and the general public. They have all room to grow and I myself would like to see more works with a western flavour.
I swear that my secret intention is not to flood the site with zombie cowboys in space though it would be pretty cool.
Spirituality doesn't make the most sense for most people who don't believe in/have a concept of souls, but even then, it has a very broad usage. I would say that in the most general sense, something that is spiritual tends to be concerned with the places where philosophy intersects with emotion and feeling. This can be esoteric yoga class babble, but it can also be Platonism, where a lot of esoteric yoga class babble comes from, or John Muir's writings, which don't say too much literally, but his meaning and purpose can be felt given the things he's detailing and the time in which he wrote them. But I even hear a lot of Nietzche's books described as spiritual by people who're really into them.
I would actually like to host and judge this event if that's possible, but I haven't done anything this before. (I'm still pretty new compared to some old-timers, so I get it if you all are a little bit reprehensive about it. No hard feelings.) I had taken a look how previous events were handled, but I would like to get some pointers. So if someone can give me the quick do's and don'ts, it would be very nice!
Ah great! Glad to see that Endmaster and Malk have so much trust in me. Yeah, a panel of judges, I was just thinking about that. It could be nice to have a extra set of eyes.
@enterpride, I'll send you a DM this day or tomorrow some of my contact info and google drive document (where you can dump any feedback about the games)
As for writing the announcement and keeping track who is enlisted, I'll keep track of that.
They had a whole rpg based around fantasy races and cyberpunk.
I can run this contest if no other admin is willing / able to. Having random Dutchmen run it doesn't seem ideal
I'll let you know that the Dutch will soon conquer this site, it is only a matter of time. The American reign will collapse. Your fear is justified.
On a serious note; if you really have doubts about it, I'll let you take the reins from now on, no hard feelings. Good luck then! If you want an extra helping hand, just let me know. Otherwise, I would gladly host it, I had done some preparations already.
Let's work on it together. We can co-judge, and I can do the announcement write up
Ah great! It takes off some pressure of my back.
True, that's the same feeling I have with political satire. I used to find Onion news articles funny, now these things made me even more sad as many these articles became the truth at one point. Life is stranger than fiction nowadays.