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Advie - 08 February 2019 04:56 AM
cyfoyjvx - 08 February 2019 02:08 AM
Advie - 07 February 2019 04:46 PM
cyfoyjvx - 04 February 2019 06:48 AM

I will also offer to lead Return of the Obra Dinn if anyone else is interested.

did you play it, already?
sorry if this question sounds dumb, but i always wanted a blind CPT for a game no one has played, as in just released.

Yes, I have. Sorry Cry

I can always try to un-remember, maybe hit myself over the head with a hammer or something?

In any case, I promise I won’t spoil anything. Or I can just keep quiet and let someone else lead.

 

Haha, no need for hammer anything or you wont remember your password to login here again (thats the least)

Or you could even have no leader. The game has ten chapters with multiple parts to them so it would be pretty easy to agree to stop at the end of each part/chapter and discuss it while everyone’s working on it. The only issue I can think of is that the length of each part/chapter varies, so it might be an advantage to have someone who knows how much time to set in advance. Other than that, it’s not exactly a linear game and you can solve as much as you like regardless of what chapter you’re in if you go wandering off, so setting boundaries could also be necessary so that players are all on about the same level.

I dont know but maybe another leader, or whats the best way to lead this game in a CPT, but i am sure someone can help, at least played it too can step forward.

I’ve wondered whether some of the content of this thread is a joke at the expense of the rest of the readers & if that’s the case shame on the pair of you but if not, cyfoyjvx please don’t take any advice from Advie!
You’ve already played the game & seem to know the structure, breakdown & timing which is ideal for being playthrough leader - please don’t be undermined!   
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chrissie - 08 February 2019 12:07 PM

I’ve wondered whether some of the content of this thread is a joke at the expense of the rest of the readers & if that’s the case shame on the pair of you but if not, cyfoyjvx please don’t take any advice from Advie!

if you are both not shit, then Advie is.

     

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TimovieMan - 08 February 2019 02:36 AM

Just a thought, but using Google Contacts to store most of that information ensures that you’ll never lose it, since it’s stored in the cloud (and you’ll be able to access it on every device at the same time)...

That works very well if you’re using G-Mail as your mail client. Fortunately, that same process works the same way if you’re using the latest verson of MSOffice, Office365. I was using Office7 on the computer that crashed.

     

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Let’s not derail the voting process, please. 

Cyfoyjvx,
The timing of a section can be flexible, depending on how quickly most the group finishes.  You can always set a goal within a tentative time period and revise it as you go along.

Return of the Obra Dinn (10) - Cyfoyjvx (leader), Luhr28, Mikekelly, Karlok, Sir Beardalot, Badlemon, Hold Me Close, SoccerDude, Pegbiter, TimovieMan

Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars (7) - Mikekelly (leader), Doom, TimovieMan, Subbi, Jdawg445, NickyLarson, Marzipan
Still Life (7) - Mikekelly (leader), Rtrooney, TimovieMan, Juss, Jdawg445, Marzipan, Advie

The Journey Down 1-3 (5) - Doom, TimovieMan, Lady Kestrel, SoccerDude, NickyLarson

Catyph (5) - Sir Beardalot (leader), Doom, TimovieMan, Lady Kestrel, Luhr28

Blade Runner (3) - Mikekelly (leader), Jdawg445, TimovieMan
The Dig (3) - TimovieMan (leader), Doom, Lady Kestrel
Lighthouse (3) - Rtrooney (leader), TimovieMan, Lady Kestrel

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (2) - Mikekelly (leader), TimovieMan
Tormentum: Dark Sorrow (2) - Lady Kestrel (leader), TimovieMan
Nairi: Tower of Shirin (2) - Donuts McGee, NickyLarson
Unavowed (2) - Mikekelly (leader), Henke

The Red Strings Club (1) - Cyfoyjvx

     

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There is always going to be some side conversation.

     

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LK, when does the voting end? No specific date has been mentioned yet (unless I overlooked it).


Just saying, tomorrow marks two full weeks of voting, no votes have been made in 3 days, and there’s a game with a solid lead… Innocent
Not meaning to rush you. I’ll leave that to the Monty Python boys. Grin Tongue

     

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Yes, there’s no point in waiting anymore, Obra Dinn obviously won. I’ll skip the cpt since I played the game just a couple of months ago.

     

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I am getting on with it! Wink Voting has lasted for 2 weeks, and despite Diego’s last-minute votes, I declare Return of the Obra Dinn the winner of this playthrough. 

Cyfoyjvx, feel free to set up the playthrough thread when you are ready.
 
Final Tally:
Return of the Obra Dinn (10) - Cyfoyjvx (leader), Luhr28, Mikekelly, Karlok, Sir Beardalot, Badlemon, Hold Me Close, SoccerDude, Pegbiter, TimovieMan

Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars (8) - Mikekelly (leader), Doom, TimovieMan, Subbi, Jdawg445, NickyLarson, Marzipan, Diego
Still Life (8) - Mikekelly (leader), Rtrooney, TimovieMan, Juss, Jdawg445, Marzipan, Advie, Diego

The Journey Down 1-3 (5) - Doom, TimovieMan, Lady Kestrel, SoccerDude, NickyLarson

Catyph (5) - Sir Beardalot (leader), Doom, TimovieMan, Lady Kestrel, Luhr28

Blade Runner (3) - Mikekelly (leader), Jdawg445, TimovieMan
The Dig (3) - TimovieMan (leader), Doom, Lady Kestrel
Lighthouse (3) - Rtrooney (leader), TimovieMan, Lady Kestrel

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (2) - Mikekelly (leader), TimovieMan
Tormentum: Dark Sorrow (2) - Lady Kestrel (leader), TimovieMan
Nairi: Tower of Shirin (2) - Donuts McGee, NickyLarson
Unavowed (2) - Mikekelly (leader), Henke

The Red Strings Club (1) - Cyfoyjvx

     

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It will be indeed a good thing to play a fresh game that many people will be discovering for the first time. I’m kind of sorry that we missed the opportunity to play Unavowed right after its release, along with Dave Gilbert as a guest (and I even feel kind of guilty about it as I hadn’t voted and it turned up to be a tie). I know that we can play it anytime but the hype is not the same and this could be seen in the count votes.

Does anyone have Lucas Pope’s contacts? He might be interested to check up on to the playthrough Smile

     
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Lady Kestrel - 11 February 2019 11:33 AM

I am getting on with it! Wink Voting has lasted for 2 weeks, and despite Diego’s last-minute votes, I declare Return of the Obra Dinn the winner of this playthrough. 

Cyfoyjvx, feel free to set up the playthrough thread when you are ready.

badlemon - 12 February 2019 06:38 AM

It will be indeed a good thing to play a fresh game that many people will be discovering for the first time.

Thanks Lady K.

I will confess, I am finding it very difficult to set this playthrough up in a way which will keep the surprise and anticipation fresh and intact. It is a very open game with minimal structure. Two players could find themselves in very different situations with what they know and what they have seen.

It’s not impossible to do, just difficult. A big part of the game is being free to wander and investigate. I wonder what everyone thinks of an open playthrough thread instead without a set structure? I’m just not sure a game like this can have a single leader, and I really don’t want to ruin it for anybody.

Any suggestions? I’m new to this.

     
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cyfoyjvx - 12 February 2019 08:52 AM

I will confess, I am finding it very difficult to set this playthrough up in a way which will keep the surprise and anticipation fresh and intact. It is a very open game with minimal structure. Two players could find themselves in very different situations with what they know and what they have seen.

It’s not impossible to do, just difficult. A big part of the game is being free to wander and investigate. I wonder what everyone thinks of an open playthrough thread instead without a set structure? I’m just not sure a game like this can have a single leader, and I really don’t want to ruin it for anybody.

Any suggestions? I’m new to this.

Any game can and should have a single leader who has played the game. All you have to do is organise/time the playthrough and write a short introduction without spoilers. You mentioned ten chapters you could use, perhaps with the instruction not to wander off and not do extra stuff?

The problem with an open playthrough is that people are bound to discuss things other players haven’t encountered yet. It’s very hard to avoid spoilers, all the more so if we use spoiler tags, which is customary in CPs.

EDIT: I had my doubts if Obra Dinn was suitable for a CP, and voiced them when I voted but nobody responded. I’ll do some checking. If it turns out to be unsuitable I won’t participate in the CP.

     

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If you know that opening a certain door or solving a certain puzzle will open up too many more options, you can always tell the players to avoid doing those things until later.

     

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cyfoyjvx - 12 February 2019 08:52 AM

I will confess, I am finding it very difficult to set this playthrough up in a way which will keep the surprise and anticipation fresh and intact. It is a very open game with minimal structure. Two players could find themselves in very different situations with what they know and what they have seen.

It’s not impossible to do, just difficult. A big part of the game is being free to wander and investigate.

This is something that can be enforced by the playthrough leader. If we’re free to roam in the game, you can limit our movements to streamline the playthrough a bit more.

For instance “Do NOT enter the cargo hold and the galley yet” (and providing screenshots of the access points so we know what to avoid). Similar to what Intense Degree did with the Shivers playthrough.

I wonder what everyone thinks of an open playthrough thread instead without a set structure? I’m just not sure a game like this can have a single leader, and I really don’t want to ruin it for anybody.

Not sure about this. I don’t know how Return of the Obra Dinn works (yet) but the idea of a CPT is that we at least feel like we’re playing the same game.
If everyone is at vastly different points in the game, it becomes difficult to know which spoiler tags we can safely read and which we still need to avoid.

Also, having more than one leader could have us go in multiple directions at once, adding confusion. It’s best if there’s but one single leader, especially for less linear games.

Any suggestions? I’m new to this.

You should probably look at points where you can break up the playthrough in sections.
Are there chapters that need to be finished before an other one can be started? Finishing one such chapter could be a good break point.
Is there an introductory chapter that’s more confined?
Are there some chapters that can be completed entirely on one part of the ship? Remember, you can always limit our movement somewhat - the playthrough leader has the power to decide how we play the game. Grin

     

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It’s not quite that simple with the chapters, since there can be several chapters open at the same time, but I’ll do my best.

Thanks for the advice Smile

     

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