saharial: Hidaka (Default)

Was doing a little research into rpg design etc and decided to make a check list of do and don't factors. They are in no particular order as its all about what i find as i trawl the net.
  • try to stay away from any mechanic that requires referencing a big important chart
  • design the mechanic around the game
  • Define your game in the text by what it IS and DOES, not by what it ISN'T and what it AVOIDS.
  • Don't leave major setting elements for later. If it's important to the game, put it in the guide
  • include a sample character
  • include at least one intro adventure
  • Don't describe something in the flavour text that cannot be duplicated according to the rules
  • test the system rules for loopholes and potential abuse of rules
  • Don't use terms before they've been defined. Don't introduce too much jargon at once.
  • avoid tired old cliche's that have been done a zillion times before, unless you are intending to use them for satirical reasons.
  • logical order and not scattered to the four winds

Make sure that  the reader has a solid idea of:

1) What the game's about
2) What the characters are like
3) What the archetypical example of the game is

there - i think that's enough food for though. of course, those things were aimed mostly at dice and point type RPG, but i think they can apply as a good guide for fic based rpg which is what VR is :)


Jan. 21st, 2011 10:10 pm
saharial: Hidaka (Nissy pink)
I want one. Plain and simple as that. I want a kimono. Not a bathrobe in oriental themed fabric, but a proper one. They are of course expensive, and the ones I see are really just not quite what I have in mind. This means that i need to design and make my own. I don't have a sewing machine and I will have to wait until I have a job before i can actually start to make this, but in the mean time i can design what I want and go looking at fabrics and sewing machines etc. I want to make Hanbok as well, but that's a post for another time.

This i guess is a nice classic simple design. Everyday wear? hmmm

I like this modern twist on it, but not very practical or demure ;)

Is this for a guy?

I love the embroidery on this!!!

I love cherry blossoms on everything! But for this i love the mix of light and dark.

Again with the cherry blossoms though nice to see it in red not pink

this might be the easiest part to make :/

Its hard to know what design to go for. On a basic level its all rectangles joined together, but i have a feeling that its more complex than that really. Each bit has its own name. anyway. when I am in London on Wednesday, I will have a peek round the fabric shops in soho. I know a lot of them carry the material used in cheongsams, but that's not what I am looking for really. I know I won't be able to get proper Japanese kimono fabric, so I will maybe use silks/cottons and things that are more fancy.

I'll make a small scale model of it in advance as well with any samples i can get too, which I am sure professionals do. I'm not a skinny gal, so i need to make sure I design it to flatter. Some materials are just wrong wrong wrong on a gal with a  big bust and squidgy butt hehe

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