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FFC #41 - An update which might or might not be irrelevant

@TheAverageFan After much deliberation, and several hours spent staring at the screen with a furrowed brow, it now seems very likely that the sequel to HiS will not be coming. The best reason I can give is that it is impossible for Dan to ever win. Not escape, but actually win. There is a difference. I can't say much more without negating the ending of HiS, or the whole first part.

That being said, outlining the sequel (as far as I got) did allow me to find some kinks in the character arc process which I otherwise would not have, and smooth out the flat character arc much more.

I still have nothing on the Rambo story, so I believe I'm going to try out the character arcs on the Valkyrie backstories, since a fleshed out flat arc was what I was missing. I'm first going to take a closer look at the Dan sequel though, because I absolutely love the feel of the story, and I want to know why.

I'll keep you updated.

~TGRF.

EDIT: Looks like I have a solid grasp on these character arcs: the Valkyrie prequels are practically writing themselves.
Posted December 6th, 2019 at 03:11 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend The Grim Reaper's Friend is offline
Updated December 7th, 2019 at 01:52 AM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
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FFC #41 - An update which might or might not be irrelevant

I'm glad that not one but two of my requests are getting worked on. Good luck with that Viper story (also watch First Blood if you haven't yet - it'll help you immensely.)

~TAF
Posted December 4th, 2019 at 11:24 AM by TheAverageFan TheAverageFan is offline
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Thanks, Bats. Kind words from old-timers such as yourself are valuable and cherished feedback.
Posted December 4th, 2019 at 10:49 AM by Dad_Scaper Dad_Scaper is offline
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Well you've served as an ERBer longer than I ever did at this point, so while I was probably technically the "first" ERBer, I'd say you have more than the right to define it however you like!
That said, your description of the role aligns with our original intentions for it as far as I can see.
We actually had a similar position in C3G for a bit - whereby we asked a select council of few to come chime in with aesthetic/project fit thoughts on our designs (I recall Aldin being on our ERB, but not who else).
Eventually, though, probably 100 or 200 designs in, I think something snapped in us and we said "screw it, we're our own thing, let's just be our own thing" and we thanked our ERB and disbanded them.
Certainly not the path y'all chose, though, nor that you should have! C3V has done an awesome job being a continuation of the official game, IMO.
Posted December 4th, 2019 at 08:52 AM by IAmBatman IAmBatman is offline
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I was wondering, when I wrote these answers, whether you would agree with my assessment of (1) the discussions about the role of the ERB, and (2) how it ultimately shook out. I was just an observer at the time, but that's how I remember it.
Posted December 3rd, 2019 at 12:58 PM by Dad_Scaper Dad_Scaper is offline
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Oh for sure! The SoV/C3V merger was a particularly fierce battle, as I recall, though I'm glad we put in the effort to do it for the enduring health of the hobby.
Posted December 3rd, 2019 at 11:47 AM by IAmBatman IAmBatman is offline
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Thank you for the correction, Bats.

Some of these questions were an interesting walk down memory lane through things that you remember as well, I'm sure.
Posted December 2nd, 2019 at 09:45 PM by Dad_Scaper Dad_Scaper is offline
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Thatís a lot to read but I look forward to reading through it! Great work on this codex and DS.

Edit: And completed! Good read.
Posted December 1st, 2019 at 01:42 PM by flameslayer93 flameslayer93 is offline
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This was a great read, and I hope that it shines some more light on everything behind the scenes. Many thanks to quozl and Dad_Scaper for this interview!
Posted December 1st, 2019 at 01:33 AM by Astroking112 Astroking112 is offline
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Fwiw, I'd answer many of these the same!
One historical point of clarification: C3V was started by Griffin, GreyOwl, and I, and during the process of starting it, we specifically sought the input and blessing of GrungeBob as a (successful) attempt to add credibility to the project.
Posted November 30th, 2019 at 11:37 PM by IAmBatman IAmBatman is offline
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Thanks for the interesting questions, all.

Many, many thanks to all of our volunteer playtesters over the years.

If I had only one message for people reading these words, it would be just this: Please oh please oh please, buy our minis when we announce them. We want you to have them!
Posted November 30th, 2019 at 07:22 PM by Dad_Scaper Dad_Scaper is offline
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Really great interview, thanks for sharing.
Posted November 30th, 2019 at 07:14 PM by Ericth74 Ericth74 is offline
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Excellent answers, D_S. I might have answered a few of them slightly differently, but you did each of them justice.

Thanks to quozl and D_S for working on this.
Posted November 30th, 2019 at 06:56 PM by superfrog superfrog is offline

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