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Dude, you delete it? You could totally train your hatemail to fight Vincent's KPFS hatemail for a hatemail cage match!
Posted By: pfischer"emulative narration" - WTF?
"All players must buy their own girlie panties. When they narrate their characters actions (no actual role-playing allowed, just describe what your character says) they must be wearing those panties, either on their waist or covering their head. Players get +2 narration if the panties are 'used' ."
I'm surprised the reviewer didn't say "I have to admit I didn't actually buy this game. I downloaded it from a file sharing website."
Hey, I don't suppose this guy actually, you know, even asked if he could get a review copy before publishing a review?
Personally, I don't know that I'd feel comfortable buying a copy of Panty Explosion anywhere except the Forge Booth, just because of the title and the look I'd get from the people behind the counter. They already look at me like I'm a sick fuck when I buy issues of Promethea, since they assume it's the same as, like, Lady Death.
Are you saying that you feel that the title Panty Explosion accurately represents the game? You basically disagree with the review's primary complaint that the game's content doesn't match its title?
I'd do the same with games, but then I'd be out of an FLGS.
For what it's worth, I think it's an awesome title. It's really only some folks' assumptions about "Panty" + "Explosion" + "Japanese" that causes the confusion. And, I say, don't let anyone's assumptions or their inability to get past those assumptions get you down. Dude did you a huge favor by ragging on your work. Now even more people who do get the reference will have heard about the game.
Posted By: Eric ProvostFor what it's worth, I think it's an awesome title. It's really only some folks' assumptions about "Panty" + "Explosion" + "Japanese" that causes the confusion. And, I say, don't let anyone's assumptions or their inability to get past those assumptions get you down.
And I like the name - even if until a few minutes ago I thought it was an attention-getter name.
Posted By: Brennan Taylor "Mail boat blood elder."
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Posted By: Mark WSo right. I suspect that those who would be misled by the title aren't really familiar with the genre beyond the admittedly exploitative stuff that makes it into their pop-cultural world. You've got to have a bit more of a hardcore love for Japanese media to "get it."
Yeah, but the cover is a Japanese girl in the highschool sailor-suit. So, if you actually picked up a copy to peek at it, then it's Panty+Explosion+Japanese.
Panty Explosion is the perfect name for the game. It does what a title should do: attract the attention of the target audience and remain memorable.
Titles don't have to say what a game (or book) is about. "Starship Troopers" is about starship troopers, of course, but it's really about a military meritocracy and the idea that violence is a measure of a man. "Sailor Moon" doesn't say anything about anything until you have some idea what that means (I only barely do), and I think this makes it a poor title buoyed on a McDonald's-scale marketing campaign. "Lord of the Rings" has lords and rings, but you don't know what they mean until you've finished the books, but you read it because the title evokes fantasy. If I was expecting a book about metalsmithing, I'd have been disappointed, but probably only a little.
Titles are book covers that you can type. They attract an audience. That's what they do. I don't think "Panty Explosion" is going to deter anyone in the target market and will probably get some other people, too.
Incidentally, book covers aren't there to look pretty. They're there to grab eyes.
"Panty Explosion" obviosly works to grab attention. It's therefore objectively a good book title.