thread: 2012-06-11 : Ask a Frequent Question

On 2012-06-13, Vincent wrote:

Alex: I kind of think the opposite. Every game has its own unique and particular creative agenda, and I don't think there's much value left in cataloging games by them.

GNS mattered when we were desperately trying to scrape creative fulfillment out of the RPG-cultural context of the 90s and early 00s, but we don't have to do that anymore.

Moreno: I know that the Big Model killed off MANY weeks of my life!

I think I agree with Rafu about actual play posting.

But more generally, we closed the Forge because there's no more need* for a forum that works that way. The one thing I can say for certain is that a new forum duplicating the Forge's function won't thrive. If it were going to thrive, it would have been thriving at the Forge already.

We saw this with RPG Crossroad a couple of years ago. The Forge closed its publisher-specific forums because they weren't working. No surprise that they didn't work at RPG Crossroad either.

* That is, there's no more need here, for now. One of the things I really envy about the Italian scene is that it's in a high-energy, groundbreaking, contentious phase. I'm definitely not trying to tell you what you need!


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