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Old June 9, 2011, 18:03   #11
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Or you could be tongue-in-cheek about the whole thing and call it "The Ugarit Heresy", which is oddly appropriate.
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Old June 9, 2011, 19:30   #12
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I'm still going to put a bunch of prostitutes in the game though. The prostitutes will be a tribute of sorts to Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines, and they're staying in no matter what.
OK, you've got the hookers, now all you need is blackjack.
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Old June 9, 2011, 22:11   #13
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I don't think you need to be so sensitive about what might offend someone somewhere. Especially if the characters are going to be angels anyway, you might as well let people know straight away rather than lulling them into a false sense of security then when they enter the game think "OMG its got angels in! Blasphemy! Burn everything!"
I mostly agree with you, but alot of people are going say "That game has angels, so it probably sucks." If I also alienate religious people, that constricts my target market in yet another way.

The guy who suggested that I not use the word "Elohim" is actually a fairly liberal person. I figure that anything that offends him is going to offend alot of people. If all I have to do is change a couple of names, it's worth doing it because he's one of the only people who I can expect to at least try the game even if it sucks.

A part of me wants to piss people off, but I can't do it unless I can somehow trick them into playing the game. Maybe I'll just tell people that it's Microsoft Word and trick them into downloading it.

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Or you could be tongue-in-cheek about the whole thing and call it "The Ugarit Heresy", which is oddly appropriate.
That actually sounds like an awesome name. Maybe I could use that for the second game, but that's a long way off.
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Old June 11, 2011, 01:23   #14
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I pretty much agree 100% with NotMorgoth's comments. Don't worry about offending people.

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I mostly agree with you, but alot of people are going say "That game has angels, so it probably sucks." If I also alienate religious people, that constricts my target market in yet another way.
I don't mean to be snarky, but if you're designing a rogue-like, your target audience is already pretty small. And my bet is that most rogue-like players aren't going to have strong feelings one way or the other about whether the game has angels or not. (Angband does -- does it really drive away that many players?)
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Old June 11, 2011, 01:28   #15
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I don't mean to be snarky, but if you're designing a rogue-like, your target audience is already pretty small.
Yeah, I'm happy if I get a few billionths of the world's population
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Old June 11, 2011, 03:34   #16
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Heh, Japanese RPG's are full of thinly veiled religious references and still no riots... what makes you think a roguelike will tip the scales?
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Old June 11, 2011, 18:24   #17
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You know, you guys are right. Let people get pissed off. If the game isn't full of stuff that pisses people off, it wouldn't be fun. Maybe I'll make God flamboyantly gay just to irritate as many people as possible.

Realistically, anything I do is going to be relatively tame by modern standards anyways. It's not like I have a team of artists sitting around drawing animations of naked prostitutes being murdered by aliens, so my game will probably be less offensive than alot of others.

I'm still going to call the game UgaritRL though - since it really isn't an Angband variant.
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Old June 11, 2011, 18:52   #18
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Just do what what you want to do. If it pisses (unknown) people off, so be it. If you try to please everyone, esp. the "oh so easily offended crowd" you're going to end up with a pile of crap.
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You know, you guys are right. Let people get pissed off. If the game isn't full of stuff that pisses people off, it wouldn't be fun. Maybe I'll make God flamboyantly gay just to irritate as many people as possible.
Flamboyantly gay transvestite black woman.

I think someone would have problems with that one.
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