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 - http://www.urbicande.be/), Eug??? Atget (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug%E8ne_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.