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Friend and long­time Ontological Geek reader/commenter Afh has writ­ten us a guest arti­cle on the sub­ject of world-building, post­ed here for your enjoyment!  One of the great things about the human imag­i­na­tion is that, as well as com­ing up with ideas for use in the real world or con­jur­ing up fic­tion­al ele­ments (such as a child’s imag­i­nary friend), imag­i­na­tion can cre­ate an entire uni­verse or world, straight out of whole cloth. This power is some­thing I have always admired in oth­ers and cher­ished in myself.  Imagination ren­ders us into gods, with uni­vers­es blos­som­ing from empty fir­ma­ment to spread and grow on paper, or film, […]

On the Plurality of Worlds




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What has three six-sided dice, a card for the pitch­er, anoth­er for the hit­ter, a few addi­tion­al charts and eats hours? Strat-O-Matic base­ball, a table-top sim­u­la­tion of Major League Baseball, cel­e­brates its 50th anniver­sary in 2011. The game has been cited as an influ­ence by Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins, Magic: The Gathering cre­ator Richard Garfield and rotis­serie base­ball inven­tor Daniel Okrent and appears in a Spike Lee movie (Crooklyn).  Armchair Arcade’s Matt Barton says of Strat-O-Matic, “Paper-based games like this paved the way for D&D and CRPGs.” (Computer Role-Playing Games). In the broad world of gam­ing, mere­ly sur­viv­ing for 50 years is quite an […]

Card and Dice Game As Art?