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Super-Tooned
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I'm happy.

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This might shock you.

I feel happy and inspired to create more chapter decks for Dymino Monsters, get back to writing our Beyond The Horizon sci-fi 4th wall comedy pun web series. So excited to be writing Season 1 Part 2 Episode 14. Can't wait to get to Season 2 Part 1 manuscripts.

Stormy

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Time for another playtest

Hey Super,

Don't give up on your cup game... Maybe if it can be played within a MINUTE, you could submit the "mini-game" concept to "Minute to Win It"... Just another venue for quick, small, challenging TACTICAL games which require manual dexterity.

I'm certain @Stormy can help you write the rules to the game... But they need to be pretty simple if it's to be a "mini-game" on that game show.

Could be cool... Cheers.

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Uhm

questccg wrote:

I'm certain @Stormy can help you write the rules to the game... But they need to be pretty simple

Uhm. The rules are already worked out. They are both in my Water Cooler and Prototype fourms. They are simple and if you need me to further explain, let me know.

-Super

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You don't understand...

You may know the "rules" and maybe you can show a friend how to play... But you need to write RULES which you can send to ANYONE and they can read it and understand HOW to PLAY your game.

Just having two (2) threads does not constitute a Rulebook.

Speak with your Uncle @Jesse and tell him you would want to sit down with him and hash out a Rulebook for the "Cup 'N' Bowl'" game idea.

Rules are different than just you explaining how to play... @Stormy should be able to teach you how to write rules with the proper FORMAT and all of the content needed to allow other people to play your game.

Cheers.

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There's no need...

Uh. Sorry to say, but there is no need for a rule book. The game is simple enough and yes, explaining how to play the game counts as rules. And if there is a set limit for how long a rule book needs to be; please let me know, your royal highness.

Thank you for the feedback Kristopher.

*bows respecfully*

-Super

***Edit***
Still happy.

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Ho Hum...

The rules can be written to fit one (1) 8.5" x 11.0" standard sheet of paper... The older games like the Game of Life or Snakes & Ladders used to come with one sheet of paper with all the rules.

So yeah it may only take one sheet of paper. Not too much, but it could be clear and concise to what it takes to write down the rules.

I'm not saying you have to... But if you want to share your game with the world, well you need to actually sit down and write those rules (even if it is only one page - maybe even less).

No worries... Cheers.

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I don't mean to come off as rude.

I don't mean to come off as rude. Really, thank you for the feedback Kristopher, but how dare you tell me, the creator of the game, that I don't understand my own rules and game.

My team and I will write a rule book when we get to it, but currently there is no need for a rule book because the only people play testing it are my team members and they know the rules. Also the game is not done yet thus there is no need for a rule book.

I get you and everyone else has a way of thinking, but the way we do it is just fine for us. Equally, I get you're trying to help, but don't tell people that they don't understand their own game. It just comes off as rude.

Thanks.

-Super

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Sorry... you seem to have misunderstood (but I get it...)

I didn't mean you don't understand your game or rules...

I meant you didn't understand what I had wrote.

I'm just trying to get you to understand that as a "Game Designer" one of the steps in designing games is writing rules. Rule writing can come in various formats -- but usually follow a certain pattern.

But I get it now ... you are not yet ready to write rules ... because the game is still being playtested by your team. And since they already know and understand the rules, there is no need for a rulebook for them.

I'm just saying if you want people around the world to play your game, when you are ready, you need to take the time to write the rules out. And then you can share your wonderful game with people everywhere.

That's what I think you did not understand: if you want people everywhere in the world playing your game... you will need a rulebook.

Cheers.

Edit: or a "rulesheet" which is just a paper describing how to setup the game, the goal of the game, how to play a turn, a sequence to follow, a way of scoring points and lastly a way to determine a winner.

These are elements of a rulesheet (or rulebook)... and you will have to figure them all out when you write one.

No worries... Just trying to help you learn the basics of good designing...

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*waving white flag*

*sad violin plays*
*British accent*

Okay Kristopher. I understand where you are coming from...I was wrong and you were right. I was a little rude and immature and I apologize. Hope you can forgive me.

-Super

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Writing down rules is a tool

Imho, writing the rules in an early stage can help the designer.

Just to keep documentation for self study.

One can keep track of the progress of the game this way. And you can look back and undo changes. You will less likely end up in design circles.

You never know what mistakes you might encounter. Simply by reading your own rules.

Right now, explanation of the game might be simple and a page. But getting it even easier and shorter is a nice side quest.

This is why I write down the rules. Even if it is a 2 rules game.

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Thank you for the feedback

Thank you for the feedback X3M, but if we want to continue this conversation; can we please move it to one of my Cup 'N' BowL fourma because this fourm has nothing to do with the game.

That's all.

-Super

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Heyo!

Not liking the feel of my house right now! Paranormal things. I set up video recorders and EVP recorders. Wish me luck!

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hello, are you still happy?

*sigh*

Regarding 'paranormal things':
I wouldn't call myself an expert but I did spend a lot of time studying this sort of thing in university and have had many experiences myself.

1) what makes you think these 'paranormal things' are not something to celebrate - I'm sure there are many people who would be delighted to see evidence of a ghost, fairy, angel, cenobite, etc...

2) do you have any ideas on the nature and motivation of the entities or phenomena you have started observing?

3) with very few exceptions it is not the place which is 'haunted' but the person, tell me, have you experimented with any sort of magic(k) recently? I am taking it you are not what popular culture refers to as "psychic"* because would not set up movie-style surveillance equipment if you were.

4) if you need help or advice I am available, send me a private message and I'll ask some questions to see how to proceed.

* side rant, everyone has a soul and so everyone is "psychic" although in different people this manifests in different ways.

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Hello Midnight

Supertooned's own home was at the time being a nusance to him and his mother with a male entity always walking passed in the corner of their eyes, loud murmuring in the house but never found out where the noise was coming from and their names were always called out during the day in spiratic times of the day and evening.

After investigation, we came to the conclusion it was entites of just making their presence known and checking in on the family. The male spirit was a manager of the pickle business that was owned and operated in the years between 1940's and 1950's.

Other small details have happened but I wont get into that. But the home and the family is fine and living comfortably.

Here at the studio we have had many activities and the presence of the local is of the building and one of us is a precog and sensitive to the paranormal.

We have seen one of our own plastic school chairs flipped right before our eyes this year in March on Friday at 1:30 ish in the morning as we were acting out a scene for our Beyond The Horizon manuscript.

It was me and one other staff member who witnessed this event. And no camera or hand device was recording at that time. We looked at each other, then back at the chair , then at each other and we sat in silence. We couldn't believe what had just happened. No we did not scream or hollar nor run out of the house screaminglike little girls. We were shocked, amazed and we were talking about this even till 3:40 that morning. We even tried to debunk this chair flip.

That is just one evidence.

Other activities :
Tapping
perfume / cologne sprayed i the face during sleeping as only one person stays at the studio.
footsteps
knocking on the fridge passing by from dark room to kitchen during two weeks
loud murmuring
tons of evp recording
in the paranormal field , they call orbs that flash by ; flash anomlies. We call them blinkers. Light blue, white, pink and orange blinkers.
We have evp recording where you can hear crinkling of a plastic bag, evp recording device tapped, voices, growling, baby whining and a whole lot more.

Two months ago we read aloud the Opening prayer and closing prayer and the activities in the local has been dorment. But just to let everyone know that I have been in the location for two years and its been an interesting adventure. We have been investigating the unknown since 2009 at other family homes.

In California I have done solo investigations.

The equipment we use is very small. Flashlights, video cameras, digital tape recorders, our own body senses, and other low end equipment experiments.

We know that most people don't believe in the paranormal and we don't force them to believe. They have to experience it first to understand. Look I know everyone will say, there is no such things as spooks, spectres, ghosts, etc. Once you experience it, you might change your mind and yes there is always an explanation, buts for another whole topic.

But in conclusion, midnight, share with us what you know in messaging supertooned or me. We would love to compare notes as it were.

Oh and we know tons of other paranormal investigation groups as well.

Stormy

Oh and paranormal investigation is really really boring but intriguing and we enjoy it and always want to help others find the solution at live at peace.

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