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Man, this explains *everything*.
By Willow Palecek.
I thought this was just going to be a silly April Fool's joke of a game, but it's surprisingly complete. Beyond just reading it as a satire of RPG design, I think you could actually play it. Although I'm not sure what happens when your character playtests their game -- do you actually roleplay that, with Inception-like gaming within the game, complete with pretending to use the sketched-out features/mechanics of the in-game game? The mind boggles.
Yes, there are levels to this... wheels within wheels.
The craziest is part is that I feel that playing it would actually be very productive.
I started reading it, and thought, "Ha! Cute. I'll stop reading now." But, no! It just keeps getting better. Huh!
Wow. This is really funny.
I'm planning on running this at DexCon.
edited April 2017
Y'know, I would love to play a game about creators striving in their creative endeavors. Despite its satirical element, this might be that game! I am reminded slightly of FreeMarket and Five Fires in that respect, though this is the most focused on the making of the creative thing.
Well played sir, well played.
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