thread: 2005-04-27 : The Open House 4: Handshaking

On 2005-05-03, GB Steve wrote:

NHJ, that's pretty much what it is.

My inspirations are Baudelaire, M John Harrison (Viriconium), Simon Ings (City of the Iron Fish), Schuiten (Les Cit???Obscures -, Eug??? Atget ( and My Life with Master.

The idea is that the creation of art changes the world*. The mechanics are a balancing act of the tensions between creativity and control. But I think the game is rather fragile in that it requires much player buy-in to work and is as yet untested.

But it's nice to know that I'm not alone. Maybe I should get my notes together in a more accessible format.

*Although I'm not sure to what extent this should be seen as a superpower or not. The subtlies are not easily dealt with.


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