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Odyssey Soundscapes, guest post by Jessie Cattes.

Jessie was one of the story team behind Odyssey. This on Odyssey’s use of sound is another rescue job from Facebook’s walled garden.

“I’m putting up here some of the soundscapes I recorded that got used as backing in the Odyssey God audiences, and a little bit of writing about each one.
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The Game Of Roses 6: Start the examination

“Now civil wounds are stopp’d, peace lives again:
That she may long live here, God say amen!”

The Life and Death of Richard the Third (V.5)

I’ve just knocked out some thoughts here to have somewhere to put them. There’s a lot of good, a bit of mixed and a bit of not so good.

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The Game of Roses 4: Levers

“But the multiplying brood of the ungodly shall not thrive, nor take deep rooting from bastard slips, nor lay any fast foundation.”

Wisdom 4: 3-5 (King James version.)

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The Game of Roses 1: early blogging

I promised myself I’d blog the process of developing the game; a promise that didn’t last as long as it might have done.

However, I do have some drafts – these are verbatim from earlier this year, and mainly for me to be honest., but if you do read’em, please forgive errors and inaccuracies. Notably the dates – I never recorded them.

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The Game of Roses 5: A month of troublesome Tudors

But shall we wear these glories for a day?
Or shall they last, and we rejoice in them?

The Life and Death of Richard the Third (IV.2)

Poor form, really… We’ve had three meetings and not a blog post to record them.

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The Game Of Roses 3: People and goals

“I am determined to prove a villain
And hate the idle pleasures of these days.”

The Life and Death of Richard the Third (I.1)

Below are some very early thoughts on victory conditions for the different factions and which historical characters we might use – I think this is from Mid-March or thereabouts.

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1483: an educational lrp

Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this sun of York.

The Life and Death of Richard the Third (1.1)

I’ve known Duncan Rowe for years, and early this year something we’d been kicking around for some time crystalised: an educational lrp for his sixth form students, teaching them about the Wars of the Roses.

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The Game Of Roses

I’ve just got back from running a lrp event unlike any other I’ve been involved in. (No foam swords, no combat system to speak of, no attempt at realistic costume, same scenario run three times, educational outcomes explicit.)

Please excuse the purple prose in the next bit – it’s from the event pitch and it’s a bit… Much.

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The Game of Roses 2: Early post-its and call for crew

Long live Edward, 4th of that name. Crowned today, 1461.

A York, a York!

The die is well and truly cast now. Another meeting with Duncan last week, firming up a budget, and getting a list of crew roles together.

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