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Old 08-12-2016, 08:30 AM
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http://www.lamemage.com/microscope/

As per Anansi's suggestion.
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:36 AM
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So. Yeah. I think it could be fun. Anyone else?
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Old 08-25-2016, 06:58 AM
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No takers?
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Old 08-25-2016, 07:06 AM
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I think it'll take me a bit to actually understand just wtf it's actually supposed to be.
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I think it'll take me a bit to actually understand just wtf it's actually supposed to be.
They say to learn by doing.

But they also say spiders are dangerous, so they're not necessarily to be trusted.
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They say to learn by doing.

But they also say spiders are dangerous, so they're not necessarily to be trusted.
Link to a preview pdf or something?

What dice system? D20? Percentile?
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Old 08-25-2016, 07:47 AM
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Skytotem's the expert, ask him. I just want to be a part of things.
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:12 AM
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Skytotem's the expert, ask him. I just want to be a part of things.
I shall await Mutter's wisdom.
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Old 08-25-2016, 09:36 AM
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It's not really a dice game it's basically a game of collaborative worldbuilding.

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Overview of Play
You should have already followed the steps in “Starting a New Game” to
build the foundation of your history.

Decide which player will start: that player becomes the first Lens. If someone
is teaching the game, they should be the first Lens. You can give the Lens a
large and visible object to remind everyone at the table who it is.
1) Declare the Focus: The Lens declares the current Focus
of the game, the part of history you’re going to explore
right now.
2) Make History: Each player takes a turn creating either
a Period, Event or Scene. The Lens goes first, then go
around the table to the left. What you create must relate
to the current Focus.
The Lens can choose to create two things on her turn, so
long as they are nested inside each other: either a new
Event plus a Scene inside that Event, or a new Period
plus an Event inside that Period. This gives the Lens more
power to get the Focus going.
3) Lens Finishes the Focus: After each player has taken a
turn, the Lens gets to go again and add another Period,
Event or Scene (or two nested things). This lets the Lens
have the last word about the Focus.
After all players have addressed the Focus, we take a step back and examine
Legacies, elements of the history we want to remember to explore later
on:
4) Choose a New Legacy: The player to the right of the Lens
picks something from play during this last Focus and
makes it a Legacy.
5) Explore a Legacy: The same player creates an Event or
dictated Scene that relates to one of the Legacies, either
the one just created or one already in play.
6) New Lens: The player to the left of the Lens then becomes
the new Lens and picks a new Focus. Repeat.
Before the new Lens starts, you may want to take a quick intermission and
talk about how the game is going. Talk about what you’ve liked or what
intrigues you, but don’t plan what’s going to happen next.
That’s the whole game in a nutshell. Each step is described in more detail
in the rest of the book.
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That just made me even more confused.
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Old 08-25-2016, 10:15 AM
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Would you be willing to teach me something Mutterscrawl?
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Old 08-25-2016, 10:18 AM
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Alright, it's starting to make sense to me.


I'd have to make an effort to wear my serious cap when playing, but I think I understand the gist of it.
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Would you be willing to teach me something Mutterscrawl?
Teach what?

EDIT:

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.ph...ame/Microscope

Might provide slight clarity, will fix double post when home for work
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