Roleplaying – RPG Blog Mon, 21 Nov 2022 21:30:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Roleplaying – RPG Blog 32 32 Pick up and play on your next game night with these 10 accessible TTRPGs Mon, 21 Nov 2022 21:30:00 +0000

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From Elle Dwight, co-founder and CEO of social gaming platform Role, comes this list of accessible tabletop role-playing games that are easy to introduce to your family and friends over the holidays or even on weekends. With easy-to-adjust roles and intuitive character creation, you’re bound to find a game to suit every member of your party chat.

Dark Borg

Image: Free League

Image: Free League

Dark Borg: The most popular “OSR” (Old School Revival) game. This category focuses on simple rules that date back to the original days of the TTRPGs. For fans of dark fantasy, humor and highly accessible gameplay, Mörk Borg has become an industry-wide hit. Additionally, Mörk Borg’s Open Gaming License has allowed dozens of new games to be created using the same set of accessible rules. Mörk Borg and many games based on it are all natively supported on Role.

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Image: Tuesday Knight Games`

Image: Tuesday Knight Games`

Mothership: Another hugely popular “OSR” title, this time focusing on a “panic system” that simulates the entertaining cascade of escalating disasters seen in horror movies. Mothership also has an open gaming license and is the ruleset that powers Role’s own cyberpunk horror game, CHROMIUM.

Alice has disappeared

Image: Hunters Entertainment

Image: Hunters Entertainment

Alice has disappeared: A beautifully abstract game that requires no game master or rulebook to learn. The entire game is played with a simple set of prompt cards and a group text message thread. Together, these elements help facilitate a story of crime and conspiracy in a small town. Alice has disappeared makes a great board game and a great entry point to role-playing for new groups.

Once again in the void

Image: Rae Nedjadi

Image: Rae Nedjadi

Once again in the void: Another deep and simple game that doesn’t require a game master, this game comes from indie darling Rae Nedjadi. The entire game is played with a single standard deck of 52 cards and has no complex rules to learn beforehand. Players follow book instructions and draw cards to determine what happens next in an epic space adventure inspired by characters like star trek, Mass Effectand The extent.

Tales from the Loop

Image: Free League

Image: Free League

Tales from the Loop: A sci-fi version of stranger things, where players take on the role of children in an alternate version of the 1980s, full of strange machines and strange creatures. Based on the work of Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag, with simple character creation and an easy-to-understand set of rules. Tales from the Loop was also made into an eight-episode Amazon Prime Video series airing in 2020.

The Quiet Year

Image: Avery Alder

Image: Avery Alder

The Quiet Year: Described by creator Avery Alder as “part role-playing, part cartographic poetry”, The Quiet Year is a thoughtful RPG about making tough decisions and fostering a community that doesn’t require a game master. Players work cooperatively as part of a community struggling to build something good after the collapse of the civilization.

Children on bikes

Picture: Renegade Games

Picture: Renegade Games

Children on bikes: A light RPG where players take on the role of children in a small town who have to deal with all kinds of adventures. Recalling many popular films and media on “children in peril”, such as Goonies, HEY, support meand stranger things. Other system titles include teens in space and Children on broomsticks.

dungeon world

Image: Burning Wheel

Image: Burning Wheel

dungeon world: A perfect alternative for gamers who enjoy the classic fantasy genre of Dungeons & Dragons without the complex rules. Players can explore dungeons, fight goblins, and collect loot, such as dungeon world combines elements of D&D with the Powered by the Apocalypse ruleset to make playing and running games fast and with minimal preparation.


Image: Magpie Games

Image: Magpie Games

Masks: One of many popular games using the “Powered by the Apocalypse” rules system, Masks uses multiple-choice “playbooks” instead of the typical character sheets. This system makes it easy for players to jump into their character’s game, with all the rules, actions, and choices explained to them in a straightforward way in their personal playbook. For fans of the superhero genre, or anyone looking for a fun story to pick up and play, Masks is an excellent starting point.

Modiphius 2D20 System

Image: Modiphius

Image: Modiphius

Modiphius 2d20 games: Dune, Fallout, Star Trek, Homeworld, and many more… Modiphius publishes many titles based on popular franchises, all using the same “2d20” rules system. Designed for easy narrative play, but with enough options for deep character development and customization over long campaigns, 2d20 games are perfect for any kind of adventure in your favorite fictional universe.

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The Annual Higuri Regalia Largesse Gift Extravaganza Sat, 19 Nov 2022 20:00:00 +0000

What I love most about Final Fantasy 14 is its community spirit. Complete strangers help each other and celebrate each other, and it is this unity that I admire the most. What I particularly love is seeing players give back to the community, which is why I tracked down the player behind the Higuri Regalia Largesse Annual Giveaway Extravaganza.

Thiji, the creator of the Higuri Regalia on Balmung, is one of those fiery gamers who enjoys sharing his in-game wealth with others every year through the Giveaway Extravaganza. The event spans five to seven days, takes place in different locations for a few hours at a time, and offers a variety of freebies each day. Players can see the full list of what’s on offer and choose to buy whatever they want, as long as it’s still in stock, of course.

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“With the amount of wealth and resources I have accumulated over the years, I find myself with little else to do with it,” says Thiji. “So I thought of the perfect idea: to create a massive annual event that spans an entire week where the entire Crystal data center can get things it would otherwise be unable to get without burning a hole in his wallet.”

Original character and owl artwork by Thiji Higuri
Artwork by Thiji Higuri.

Thiji also makes sure the giveaway has a grand finale, with a special raffle on the final day that offers the rarest and most expensive prizes. To enter the raffle, simply speak to a member of the Regalia to be added to a follow-up of potential winners. On special occasions, the Higuri Regalia partners with other venues to make the final day of the event even better, with past collaborations with Abbiocco’s Fine Dining, The Bandee Pakshee and White Wings Wing Shack.

The Higuri Regalia is steeped in role-playing lore, beginning as a gemstone crafting and textile business in A Realm Reborn before enjoying the boom in the mythril trade after calamity struck Eorzea. At this point, Thiji and Insignia became involved in the fashion industry.

Thiji designs a range of stunning outfits, as seen in her ever-growing Power in Beauty fashion catalog. All players who wish to purchase them will receive an art commission from their warrior of light in the outfit.

“All outfits are designed by myself, but I’ve recently allowed other people to bring their own visions to life through collaborations,” says Thiji. “From a character perspective, anyone interested in immortalizing themselves in fashion is welcome to negotiate with Thiji to have them published in the Power in Beauty catalog, and they would receive an 80/20 split of royalties.”

Non Quai Thao-Au Tu Than Combo by Thiji Higuri
Artwork by Thiji Higuri.

As the Higuri Regalia focuses on role-playing, the event takes place primarily in-character, but players who do not wish to role-play are still welcome to participate. Thiji is funding the entire event out of his own pocket, while using leftover resources from previous events.

“Despite how many of us in the Regalia I may have given the impression, I put on this event all by myself and used my alternate personas to spread the good word of the Regalia,” I said. Thiji said. “To put it into perspective: This whole effort was invented and led by myself, and other like-minded people have come to my aid over the past five years to help me make things more easy for me. Basically, I’ve become kind of a one-man army since I’ve been playing this game.”

Thiji also has other exciting plans for the future, as the Higuri Regalia is teaming up with Abbiocco’s Fine Dining for the Sugar, Spice, and Everything Ice event to coincide with the launch of Thiji’s eighth clothing line. This event will include a fashion show where models strut their stuff while Thiji describes his new clothing line. There will also be a fashion contest where participants can showcase their best winter-inspired costumes, including suitably icy character cosplay, in hopes of winning a range of prizes. As a bonus, whether they win or not, each entrant will receive a glamorous weapon of their choice as a consolation prize.

Thiji is a Twitch partner and often streams Final Fantasy 14 and other RPGs, so you can keep up to date with him and Higuri Regalia via his Twitch channel.

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]]> Cyberpunk Edgerunners is getting its own game Wed, 16 Nov 2022 06:02:00 +0000

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners will have its own game. However, it will not be a video game like Cyberpunk 2077. Instead, we will have a Cyberpunk: Edgerunners tabletop board game.

In a post on their official website, R. Talsorian Games announced that they are working on a tabletop role-playing game set in Night City, the setting of the Netflix show. The game, titled Cyberpunk Edgerunners Mission Kit, uses the Cyberpunk RED tabletop role-playing game engine. The Cyberpunk Edgerunners Mission Kit aims to guide fans of the series who are unfamiliar with tabletop RPGs to experience these genres of games. Players can use this game to tell their own stories in Night City. Meanwhile, players who already play Cyberpunk RED will get a taste of the cyber warfare, firepower, and netrunning skills present in the 2077 era.

So far, we have only received an announcement from the development of the game. We currently have no details regarding its price, nor its release date. If you want to get a head start, you can purchase and check out the Cyberpunk Red and Cyberpunk 2020 mods here. However, players do not need to own Cyberpunk Red to play and enjoy the Cyberpunk Edgerunners Mission Kit. This kit includes the rules of the game, as well as other necessary materials. That alone is enough to play the game and write your own stories.

Cyberpunk Red is the fourth release in the Cyberpunk line of tabletop games. The first version was released in 1988 and was also made by R. Talsorian games. R. Talsorian is also the game publisher behind The Witcher: Role Playing Game. We can definitely expect good things from it and will definitely help us get our Cyberpunk Edgerunners fix. After all, it’s highly unlikely that we’ll get a second season of the anime.


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That’s all the news we have so far regarding the Cyberpunk Edgerunners tabletop board game. Of course, if tabletop games aren’t your thing, you can experience actual video gaming. Cyberpunk 2077 has an Edgerunners patch, which also includes new weapons, missions, and anime references. For more information about games from us, click here.

When boredom hits other Genshin Impact players, these games just might be the change needed Sat, 12 Nov 2022 18:16:00 +0000

Video gaming is one of the most adorable and adopted hobbies across the world. From children to adults, the game becomes a leisure activity to always brighten the soul. However, sometimes passionate games hit a dead end of monotony. Well, if other Genshin Impact players feel the same, here are some games to try.


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Brought forward by miHoYo, Genshin Impact has become a phenomenal video game of its kind. The gacha game has been blooming on the gaming screen since its release in 2020. Moreover, the action-adventure role-playing genre makes the game a spectacle. But what to do when hours and hours of play make you feel the need for a slight change of taste?


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These mobile games will give a sense of Genshin Impact with a whole new taste

Mobile games have been on the rise lately. Mainly, the ability to play video games anytime and anywhere impresses gamers. The mobile version of Genshin Impact was a big hit for miHoYo. The mobile version of the game went on to win “Best Mobile Games” at The Game Awards 2021.


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Notably, Genshin Impact offers an immersive and engulfing gaming experience. But there is no harm in trying a new game of the same genre. Thereafter, there is a game that resembles but surpasses the new features of the action-adventure role-playing game genre.

Honkai Impact 3rd

Highlighted by miHoYo, the game becomes one to share some graphical attributes of Genshin Impact. Surprisingly, the video game offers a fascinating gaming experience. Moreover, the free video game is also inspired by its attributes from the game Houkai Gakuen. Here is the trailer for the game:

Dragon Raja

Powered by the famous Unreal Engine 4, the game presents itself as a next-gen mobile game. Reflecting the characteristic that it is an open-world mobile game, it offers a collage effect to players. Above all, its immersive gameplay interface and near-perfect graphics make it a hit package for fantasy MMORPGs. Feel free to take a closer look by seeing the game’s trailer below:

Albion online

This fantastic sandbox MMORPG allows players to compete with players from all over the world to become #1. Additionally, the cross-play feature gives players the option to use the game on other gaming systems. Interactive has done a phenomenal job bringing this game to life. Here is the trailer for the game:

Sword Art Online: Integral Factor

Being an online role-playing game, it features wonderfully programmed graphics. Supported by Bandai Namco Entertainment and Asobimo, the game has been popular since its release in December 2017. To top it off, the game is inspired by the anime and manga series Sword Art Online. Unfold its universe by seeing the game’s trailer:


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Tales of the Wind

Notably, Tales of Wind is an international version of the fantastic South Korean MMORPG Laplace M. The real-time PVP arena makes it an attractive game to invest your time in. So, this one surely becomes a great choice for mobile game lovers. Check out the game’s trailer:


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Now that you have learned the games, you can turn things around if you are bored playing Genshin Impact for hours. Which will you ride next? Feel free to share your pick with us in the comments section below.

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Is it even legal? Oculus creator is building a VR headset that can actually kill you if you die in-game Thu, 10 Nov 2022 06:02:53 +0000

In what appears to be an elaborate, albeit cruel, joke, the founder of virtual reality company Oculuss claimed he was designing a VR headset that can actually kill the player who loses, or gets “killed” in the parlance of the game. game, during a video game.

In a blog post, Palmer Luckey, who left Oculus VR after it was acquired by Facebook a few years ago, said he was inspired by the Japanese novel-turned-anime series “Sword Art Online.” In it, players are trapped in an online role-playing game where in-game death implies real-world death due to the deadly “NerveGear” helmet they wear.

“The idea of ​​tying your real life to your virtual avatar has always fascinated me – you instantly raise the stakes to the max and force people to fundamentally rethink how they interact with the virtual world and the players within” , Luckey said.

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If Sword Art Online players who use these headsets and fail to escape a mad scientist’s trap, will experience microwave-induced brain melt. When it comes to Luckey’s headgear, things get bloodier as he says he uses charge pods to blow someone’s skull off.

Based on research by Jorden Lowen from 2018 based on the analysis of a few VR games, modern virtual reality technology has the potential to change the way people feel about video games by inducing out-of-body experiences.

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In the past, many scholars have also questioned the impact of new media and technology on how we perceive mortality, embodiment, and subjectivity.

Although the Luckey VR headset is not yet on sale, it will be interesting to watch how it develops and how people react.

Several observers said the blog post was likely a joke, though it’s questionable whether it will be legal to design, let alone sell, such a helmet.


Stranger Things relaunches Puzzle Tales RPG game via Netflix Sun, 06 Nov 2022 20:57:00 +0000

Netflix has announced the return of Stranger Things: Tales of Riddles, with the mobile role-playing game returning exclusively through Netflix Games. As part of Netflix’s Stranger Things Day celebrations, the show’s official Twitter account also posted a delightful trailer for the mobile game which is now playable on your mobile device as long as you have a Netflix account.

First released in 2021, it was announced in August that the game would become exclusive to Netflix. As a result, it was removed from the App Store and Play Store, with Netflix announcing that the game would be completely revamped. Netflix acquired the rights to the game for $72 million, which underscored a new focus on games.


In a review on the game’s official site at the time, Netflix announced, “We’ve had many exciting adventures with you around Hawkins, and later this year those adventures will be bigger than ever – because Stranger Things puzzle tales goes to Netflix exclusively at the end of 2022! In order to prepare for this move, we will be making some changes to the current live game. With this announcement, new players were unable to purchase the game. However, the new version is now accessible in the App Store.

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The game itself has now been updated to include content based on the show’s fourth season, volume 2 of which arrived on the streamer on July 1, 2022. Players must solve puzzles in order to defeat enemies . These include the terrifying Demogorgons, as well as other iconic villains. Users are challenged to “Enter the Upside Down!” with the website reading, “Do you dare venture into the depths of The Upside Down? Only the brave and strong will make it, reaping the rewards of their risk.” As players progress through the game, they can collect up to 50 variations of their favorite characters from the series. This includes an “escaped” version of Eleven, (Millie Bobby Brown), a “sheriff” Jim Hopper (David Harbor), and fans can even play as Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) in his “Scoops Troop” outfit.

Stranger Things puzzle tales becomes the third Stranger Things-related mobile game to be released on the Netflix Games platform. Stranger Things: The Game was released in October 2017. It was followed by Stranger Things 3: the gamein July 2019. The final season of stranger things isn’t expected to begin filming until 2023, so the wait could be a long one. However, with Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales, at least fans can get a fix for their favorite sci-fi horror show in the meantime.

Stay tuned to Collider in the coming months as more information will be revealed about Season 5. In the meantime, check out the trailer for Stranger Things: Tales of Riddles downstairs.

]]> Orchard MRT station decorated with Pokémon characters until November 30, 2022 – Mothership.SG Fri, 04 Nov 2022 09:36:30 +0000

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From now until November 30, the floors and walls of Orchard MRT station will be covered with characters from the latest Pokémon video game, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.

Pokemon everywhere

From the pillars to the MRT gates, and even at the entrance to ION Orchard, one will be able to spot characters such as Pikachu, as well as Gen 9 Pokémon like Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly.

According to Pokémon Singapore’s Facebook post, the creative design is meant to spark interest in Nintendo’s upcoming “Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet” video game release for the Switch.

Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly are some of the Pokémon characters that will serve as starter Pokémon for the role-playing video game, and are therefore featured.

Other legendary Pokémon characters, such as Koraidon and Miraidon, are also on display.

The game is set to launch worldwide in two weeks, on November 18.

For those who are interested, here is a small overview of the decoration:

From the MRT gates…

Via Pokémon Singapore Facebook

With an enlarged Quaxly figurine. Via Pokémon Singapore Facebook

With an enlarged figure of Sprigatito. Via Pokémon Singapore Facebook

… just inside the MRT station.

With an enlarged figure of Fuecoco. Via Pokémon Singapore Facebook

In the center of MRT Orchard station

Via Pokémon Singapore Facebook

An estimated 192 Pokémon are set to return to the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video game, including classics such as Jigglypuff, Psyduck, and Eevee.

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With the LARP camp documentary, an alumnus captures creativity on camera Tue, 01 Nov 2022 10:01:27 +0000

When Sam Ho ’20 started college, he barely knew what LARPing was. Today, he is making a documentary about it. Ho began conceptualizing his now feature film, “Hero Camp!”, while still a student at Brandeis. As of July 2022, Ho was living in Providence, Rhode Island, editing over 120 hours of footage with his Brandeis classmate, Colin Hodgson ’20.

Ho spent the summer of 2018 as a videography intern at Wizards and Warriors Summer Camp. Located in Burlington, Massachusetts, Wizards & Warriors is a “live role-playing game” camp – “LARP” for short. Live role-playing players portray their game characters in real time. Following the character’s “rules” in the fantasy world, LARP-ing is part game, part performance. Campers create their own characters who fill specific roles in the shared fantasy world.

Ho’s summer internship was his first encounter with the LARP – and professional cinema. Coming back to Wizards & Warriors to make a documentary after his internship ended felt “really natural,” Ho said. “I was able to hone that craft. [of filmmaking] and being inspired by the creativity of these kids, and that resulted in me wanting to be a filmmaker. It was just to want to do it in this camp.

PROJECT PASSION: Sam Ho ’20 has started work on his feature documentary “Hero Camp!” in March 2020.

Filming for “Hero Camp!” began the first week of March 2020, but the pandemic derailed Ho’s plans to film in person. He spent the duration of the pandemic doing Zoom interviews with campers and staff. He eventually returned to camp, once in 2021 and four times in 2022, to film in person. “Through this process [of Zoom interviewing]I gained a better understanding of what this camp means to people,” Ho said. “There was definitely a silver lining there — the pandemic forced me to be patient with [the film] and figure out where the story might go.

Ho worked alone during filming, until Brandeis restart in May 2022. “I didn’t realize how strong my relationship with Brandeis was, SIMS [Sound, and Image Media Studios] …since the world kind of stopped for a while. Ho and Colin Hodgson worked together on various projects at these media studios while they were students at Brandeis.

“SIMS was really the place…where I became part of a filmmaking community,” Hodgson said. “Marc Dellello [director of SIMS] was by far the most responsible for me to hone my editing and filmmaking skills.

Claire Ogden ’21 also spent time in SIMS at Brandeis. Although she didn’t work directly with Ho during her time at Brandeis, she said, “My appreciation of Sam as an artist and filmmaker is really what got me into this.” Ho helped Alyssa Fagin ’20 create her senior thesis, a documentary film. “It’s cool that the circle is complete and [I can] to be on Sam’s team and help out as much as I can.

All four have worked in video media since graduating. Prior to getting involved with “Hero Camp!”, Hodgson had a job creating promotional media content, which he left to join the documentary team as an editor. Hodgson and Ho lived and worked together in Providence from July to August 2022. “Living together really helps,” Hodgson said. “It’s very easy to brainstorm when you’re together in person; it’s a lot harder to do on Zoom. That alone made it worth it. Ho added, “And it’s just fun to share…It’s nice to have a sense of camaraderie.”

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CREATIVE PARTNERS: Ho and Colin Hodgson ’20 met while students at Brandeis and are now collaborating on ‘Hero Camp!’

Ogden, one of the film’s producers, describes herself as an “independent filmmaker”. She said the process of making a movie can be “really lonely and really difficult” and said it with “Hero Camp!” it’s been “really rejuvenating and inspiring to be able to be in this act of mutually creating something”.

One of the first big decisions Hodgson said he had to make as editor was to scale down the documentary to focus mostly on a few people. “The goal is for it to be as condensed as possible while still conveying the emotions…You could do something that ended up looking really amateurish and mediocre, or you could put more effort, energy and of creativity and take it to the next level.”

Hodgson and Ho cut down a rough cut of Ho’s footage. “I think a major theme of this film is change, and I think our hope is to convey the passage of time in a cohesive way,” Ho said. “And I hope it’s entertaining.”


None of the collaborators knew much about LARP before this project. “It was pretty much what I expected when I heard about LARP-ing,” Fagin said. “What surprised me was the refuge he so clearly provided for a lot of these campers.”

Although LARP is new to the filmmakers, they feel there is a connection to camper stories, even for audiences unfamiliar with LARP. “They’re self-proclaimed nerds,” Ho said of the campers, “but at the end of the day, they get creative together. I think these types of spaces should be spotlighted.

“All documentaries come back to the fact that we are human, and any human act will be relatable if you portray it correctly,” Fagin said, drawing on his experiences as a documentary filmmaker at Brandeis and his work in the professional setting.

Ho feels “Hero Camp!” has the dual responsibility of portraying a story for an audience and uplifting campers while sharing their stories. “My hope was that I [would be] able to relate to the people I was following and treat them with respect…These people I follow are very creative and I learn from them how to build a story,” Ho said. “I humble myself, where it can be a mutually beneficial relationship.”

Ogden added that working in non-fiction filmmaking changed his understanding of storytelling. “You only have some wiggle room over the content,” she explained, “You have to find ways to convey the points…with the pieces that you have. You kind of create the pieces of the puzzle as you put them together.

Since “Hero Camp!” is an independent production, “money is the eternal problem,” Ogden said. Ogden, primarily responsible for financing the film, created a Kickstarter for production and set the fundraising goal at $10,000. If the fundraising campaign did not meet this goal by the “due date” of August 16, 2022, all backers would get their money back – per Kickstarter policy – and the filmmakers would have to find a way to help. ‘get the $10,000 themselves. They ended up raising $11,015 by their due date.

The “Hero Camp!” The team uses the money to score the film and hire another editor. Score for “Hero Camp!” will be composed by Cassidy Ames and Giuseppe Desiato Ph.D. ’22, candidate in composition and music theory at Brandeis. According to Ho, “Hero Camp!” should be finished by summer 2023 and will be submitted to independent film festivals this summer.

Elon Musk wants to introduce PvP elements to Twitter Sat, 29 Oct 2022 20:01:00 +0000

TwitterElon Musk’s new owner is backing an idea that the social media platform should be split into “game modes” like PvP and role-playing. Long before his attempt to take over Twitter, Musk believed dramatic changes were needed for his future. Additionally, Musk has been known to frequently reference video games and gamification in his Twitter communications. Now that Musk’s acquisition of Twitter has come to fruition, these ideas can now be implemented.


For context, Musk has previously described himself as a “free speech absolutist” and harshly criticized what he describes as “censorship that goes far beyond the law” on Twitter. However, he has also set a limit on those views, recently confirming that he doesn’t want Twitter to become a “free-for-all hellscape” in a promise to wary advertisers of what Musk will do. What Musk’s vision for Twitter actually looks like remains a mystery, especially given Twitter’s ongoing issues with moderating bigotry and misinformation before the acquisition.

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A tweet asking Musk to give Twitter “different game modes” may give some idea of ​​what the billionaire has planned for the social media platform. The tweet mentions “modes” including PvP, “where you can start jamming each other on verified personal accounts”, role-playing “for anonymous accounts with minimal moderation”, and normal Twitter “for all others in strong moderation”. The idea is to create partitions among Twitter’s user base with varying levels of moderation based on an account’s level of verified personal information.

Calling a subsection of Twitter unrestrainedly “PvP” is a tongue-in-cheek and possibly unsettling joke. The video game industry has gone to great lengths to minimize toxicity in competitive games, as well as to foster healthy communities. Even with strong moderation, studies have shown that a majority of video game players have experienced online harassment, and more than half have been targeted due to bigoted views.

Suffice to say that fostering a community without moderation would be nothing like PvP in video games. That’s not really the intent of the comment, though. It’s not so much about social media gamification as it is about a concept described as the “marketplace of ideas”. Users put forward their political discourse in a competition against each other, the “best” ideas “winning”. Musk has used this language before, telling advertisers that Twitter should be a “common digital public square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy way, without resorting to violence.” Musk referring to PvP might seem like a contradictory sentiment.

For now, Musk has made transparent changes to Twitter’s moderation policy. However, he has already removed Twitter’s chief content moderator and posted a tweet saying, “Comedy is now legal on Twitter.” Musk also announced plans to form a content moderation board of “widely diverse viewpoints” that will oversee major content decisions and account reinstatement. Much remains unclear about Twitterthe future.

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]]> Economical ways to spend your “Undas” stay Tue, 25 Oct 2022 09:25:25 +0000

A long weekend is coming! While some people plan “big” vacations, some of us just don’t have the budget to do so. Here are some recommendations on how to spend your Undas break without crushing your wallet.

Virtual parties

Even though the restrictions are already comfortable, let’s face it, virtual parties are wow cheaper than hosting or attending face-to-face parties.

Virtual Halloween Parties

Virtual Halloween parties were quite common during the height of the pandemic. People’s creativity was tested when they had to think of costumes that can translate well to the screen. Well, for this year you can up the ante by adding a Powerpoint presentation segment – you can start with those Halloween topics featured by the POP! crew.

Speaking of costumes…

Role games

Since you are already in costume, why not make a role play adapted to the theme of the party?

Role-playing can take many forms: you can do a murder mystery game in which participants try to solve a murder during the party.

“Werewolf” or “Among Us” concepts are also fun ways to really get the party started. These activities test the acting skills of friends.

But, if you want a more complex, in-depth, and elaborate role-playing game, you can try Dungeon and Dragons (DnD), a classic tabletop game that has now moved on to virtual gaming. Unofficial campaigns feature homemade scenarios that were created by “Dungeon Masters“.

campfire stories

If role-playing games are too complex and awkward, old-school but classic ghost story sharing is still a viable option.

With the added element of virtual space, shared sound, background music can contribute to the overall mood of the storytelling.

movie marathon

If telling ghost stories is tedious for your friends, movie marathons are a tried-and-true way to pass the spooky season. Check your favorite streaming platforms for newly added horror and thriller movies in their October-November catalog.

Economic city tour.

If you’re up for some face-to-face adventure, a walk through the cityscape can be another great way to spend the weekend.

Photo by: Aris Jhon Galang / POP! junior contributor

Intramuros After Dark: Night Walking Tours and Beyond offers a walking tour of the walled city at night. The tours have different themes to keep the audience hooked.

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If you want to ditch the spooky old days in favor of fun and excitement, you can head to Riverbanks in Marikina to enjoy food and rides (one at a time, please avoid Linda Blair-ing the last meal you ate).

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You can also consult the tiangge (night market)!

Undas Weekend Season
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If you are not leaving for the province this Undas, take the opportunity to further explore the city which is less traffic jam between October 30 and November 2. /VERMONT

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