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Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« on: March 12, 2011, 10:59:56 pm »
Salutations! Good people of the forums of Gaming Steve, I have two questions of you.
1) Before I begin my theoretical project and potentially have my dreams and aspirations sliced, diced, and cut/cubed, I must ask:
Is there anyone on these forums who feels the slightest motivation to every again, possibly, try a *gasp* Sagan-4 inspired game?
I have one source, the good fellow who directed me here, that suggests it is so. I have come to see whether he is correct in this assumption. Rather than start up a game, only to (potentially) see it last no more than a few posts, and derisive ones at that, I have decided to ask you, good people, if there is a shred of hope. I am a great fan of speculative evolution, and have gazed in wonderment at the projects shown here in past, but, alas, I was not here to experience them. I yearn to start a game of my own, but am unsure of what the response will be. Please, enlighten me.

2) If, as is possible, there are none left who would be willing to participate in such a project, is there anywhere that it could be done? I am entirely open to suggestions here.

Anywho, long-winded first post, eh? I wonder... is this even the right forum for this topic? It was somewhat hard to determine which to post this message in. Well, here's hoping.


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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2011, 04:31:40 am »

Hey and welcome to the forum

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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2011, 05:08:11 am »
I wouldn't mind doing something like that.
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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2011, 11:37:50 am »
Hmmmm... considering someone actually implied interest, this is working better than I expected. In response to #2 of the first post, I have searched 'sagan-4 inspired game' and 'evolution  forum game' on google, and have obtained only what I already know of. There are the speculative evolution forums, of course, but those are not open to new RPs or games, I believe.
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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2011, 05:40:25 pm »
Please, forumgoers. Spare a post here, even if it is to decline. A lack of response is actually worse than a straight-up 'NO.'
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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2011, 11:47:32 am »
I understand. That's because a lack of response shows that people simply don't give a ****, right?

Well, that's precisely the reason why I haven't posted here. And I suspect a large portion of the forum doesn't, either. But someone might, so we don't wanna shoot you down.

The best thing you can do is give it a shot and see if anyone follows. If it's good enough, people might be interested. I won't be, though, because I'm busy with a lot of other stuff. But someone might be. You never know.

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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2011, 03:36:17 pm »
I think a topic like this could get more attention if moved to a more attractive board, wouldn't you say? We're not putting much use of the game "Spore" that much anyways, so I think we can put this in general RP.

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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2011, 04:39:37 pm »
New member. Immediately refers to Sagan 4. Email address is gibberish.

You are on the watch list.

« Last Edit: March 16, 2011, 04:42:06 pm by Krakow Sam »
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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2011, 04:41:49 pm »
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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2011, 04:53:20 pm »
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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2011, 06:23:36 pm »
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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2011, 09:13:03 pm »
What kind of mechanic would you use? Would it be poster-driven, or driven by you? A little more information other than the broad topic of speculative evolution would be nice. How speculative? Starting from what stage? How much biological background and know-how is expected of us?

If you want to run a game, there's not much more you can do but to put it out there and either see it stagnate, ignored, mocked, or thrive.

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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2011, 09:25:33 pm »
May I inquire as to the identity of this GD you speak of? I assure you, I have not frequented this forum before. Also, the e-mail is not gibberish; I simply have retained an email from a time when, in the far, far past, I was mildly obsessed with the character of protoman from the megaman vidjagame series. But that, in itself, is inconsequential (and slightly embarrassing). As well, I believe that I'm not the first new member to be labeled as a former member...
In response to the last post, I believe it would be poster-driven. Not a terrible amount of biological background is necessary, but I would appreciate not having joke species. It would begin with very simplistic lifeforms, hardly multicellular, the largest of which would be 1 cm. Frankly, I expect this to be both mocked and stagnate; it's more of an experiment than a real hope.
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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2011, 09:36:10 pm »
I think GD was referring to Great Distance, someone who replied to your post above.

This forums seen many speculative evolution games come and go, some of them great and some of them not so great. I think the interest is definitely here, though you should know that this is 1. not the busiest forum and 2. not the most focused forum. I don't foresee a great amount of success for something that is poster-based and not GM-driven, but that's just my opinion. From what you're saying I'm getting the feeling that you want to do something almost exactly like Sagan 4, but starting from step one again. Is that right?

Also, you should know that if you do decide to do something like that, most likely at some point hydromancerx will come and harass you about trying to make a new project and not instead just joining his.

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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2011, 10:31:58 pm »
Oh. Wow, that was a bit(more than a bit, really) of a social misstep... I assumed he thought I was a former member... gah.
Also, I am not looking to restart Sagan 4 at my own whim , but would like to emulate some parts of it. If a GM driven game would attract more people, I would be more than willing to make my hypothetical game GMed. I was already going to add a point-buy system for basic adaptations, with more specific ones' costs determined by the project leader. Thanks for the advice.
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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2011, 12:21:32 am »
Well it sounds fairly interesting, I say go for it and just post a topic. What's the alternative, letting it rot slowly in the back of your mind?

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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2011, 01:58:17 am »
I DO think you're a former member. And am going to hound you in a Javert-like manner until it is proved one way or another.  :P
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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2011, 10:46:14 am »
Bardic, this is KrakowSam. (Aka Sam/KS) He despises Hydro-antics and Sagan4/Spore peeps. He's a mod and will frequently compromise his friendly duties to hassle his targets.

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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2011, 03:08:22 pm »
No wonder this forum died... it happens when mods and/or admins go power hungry. Anyway hey guys I am from the sagan 4 forum as well (Don't kill me please) and really would like to start from square one. As awesome as Sagan 4 is it has gotten to a point where their is so much set in stone in the phylums and so many additional rules that its not as free as it used to be. I would like to start again on a different world and if this forum doesn't want to do it I would really appreciate if someone pointed me to a forum that is more active and might want to. I am sorry if I sound snobbish here as I do not intend to ;)

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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2011, 03:30:32 pm »
No wonder this forum died... it happens when mods and/or admins go power hungry.

I can't any evidence of that.

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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2011, 03:35:25 pm »
Not all mods are power hungry. The forum hasn't died. No one is going to kill Sagan4 members.

Welcome to the forum Bardic, we have had many former (banned) members try to come back to the forum under other names and they usually frequent this area hence the speculation on Krakow's part. If you are truly a new member with no former baggage then you have nothing to worry about. :)

Give your project a try, you never know, it might work out fine.

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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2011, 03:44:34 pm »
I assure you, I have not frequented this forum before.

And yet you immediatley jump to this conclusion?  You're on my watchlist too.  Granted, it carry's much less clout than that of Sam's, but it is a list that I watch nonetheless!

No wonder this forum died... it happens when mods and/or admins go power hungry.

Berating our mods?  Assuming the forum is dead?  Watchlist!

Well it sounds fairly interesting, I say go for it and just post a topic. What's the alternative, letting it rot slowly in the back of your mind?

I don't recognize you?  Watchlist!

I can't any evidence of that.

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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2011, 03:45:14 pm »
You're on notice Martyk.   >:(
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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2011, 03:47:08 pm »
No wonder this forum died... it happens when mods and/or admins go power hungry.

I can't any evidence of that.

Well it's not true. We aren't that bad. I just like to pretend Sam is a total dickhead.

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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2011, 03:47:42 pm »
You're on notice Martyk.   >:(

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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2011, 03:52:44 pm »
No wonder this forum died... it happens when mods and/or admins go power hungry.

I can't any evidence of that.

Well it's not true. We aren't that bad. I just like to pretend Sam is a total dickhead.
Heeeeey! Thats only a half truth.
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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2011, 04:08:11 pm »
Well it's not true. We aren't that bad. I just like to pretend Sam is a total dickhead.
Why do you have to pretend?


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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2011, 05:59:41 pm »
lol sorry I misunderstood your post :P

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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2011, 06:37:30 pm »
No wonder this forum died... it happens when mods and/or admins go power hungry.

Forum isn't dead. We're here and so are you.

AND EXCUSE ME, SIR. Why is there no mention of me in your post? I run this goddamn place and I am clearly power hungry!

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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2011, 06:38:37 pm »
Fun fact: All of the mods are Patman's alts.

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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2011, 06:40:14 pm »
Fun fact: All of the mods are Patman's alts.

That's not true.

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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2011, 06:49:51 pm »
Of course it's not true. We have complete and total freedom. We choose to worship Patman out of our love for him.

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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2011, 06:50:52 pm »
We have the freedom to do whatever he wants.
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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2011, 06:58:40 pm »
Of course it's not true. We have complete and total freedom. We choose to worship Patman out of our love for him.

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Ha
No, no, he did. In the everything else section, at least. Officially, this makes him king.

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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2011, 07:37:18 pm »
Fun fact: All of the mods are Patman's alts.

That's not true.

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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2011, 01:53:16 am »
Fun fact: All of the mods are Patman's alts.

That's not true.
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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2011, 01:33:11 pm »
Considering that I have garnered some positive input, I'm going to start up a new thread for my prospective game before this thread becomes nothing but arguments. For all those who gave advice, thanks for your input!
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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2011, 05:19:52 pm »
Fun fact: All of the mods are Patman's alts.

That's not true.

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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2011, 07:53:39 pm »
Pat is like Oprah: making him president would actually make him less influential.
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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2011, 07:54:46 pm »
I better check beneath my seat...

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Re: Before my hopes and dreams are dashed...
« Reply #40 on: March 23, 2011, 07:57:50 pm »
... It's time for Pat's favorite things...