In my professional life, we try and have a meeting after every chunk of every project to work out what happened, so next time we can improve what we can improve, and revel in what went well. There’s been a flattering number of paeans of praise for Odyssey – not all of them written by me – and I wanted to put down some thoughts on what I think I’d try different “next time” as well. Continue reading “Odyssey “retrospective””
Odyssey stories: a guest post by many hands
A while back I collected some stories about Odyssey, in a format I thought I’d find useful for thinking about the kinds of stories people tell about their characters. I promised at the time I’d redact the personal information, and publish in the Public Domain.
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.
Continue reading “Odyssey soundscapes, guest post by Jessie Cattes.”
“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.
“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.)
“I’ll drown you in the malmsey-butt within.”
The Life and Death of Richard the Third (I.3)
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.
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.
“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.
“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.