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Codex Interview RPG Codex Interview: Josh Sawyer at GDC Europe 2016

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. Make America Great Again Infinitrongender: ⚧ I post news Patron

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    No way to access its Steam sales data because it's a DLC, but from looking at achievement stats, it seems unlikely that it broke the low tens of thousands.
     
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    It's a shame his passion for history and its complexities isn't really communicated in the gnomes themselves. I mean, he talked about the inspiration for Brackenbury Sanitarium, yet none of that really comes across to the player or gives them a richer comprehension of how mental health fits into the PoE universe.
     
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    This is a common problem for PoE - the underlining ideas (real world history of sanitariums, combined with soul disbalance = mental issues) sound interesting in theory, but almost nothing of that comes across in the game itself.
     
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    I want Bubbles back :( Are there any indications he could be changing his mind in the future?
     
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    Absolutely phenomenal interview and thanks to all parties involved considering it's probably the most exhaustive one I've read in a long time filled with some decent questions. Still tight-lipped about that historical project, I see. ;)

    I did bust a gut for a second after reading this, though.

     
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    He has a very categorized mind, and i do prefer a talent like Avellone's ; on the other hand this fact makes him adept at dealing with systems, which did wonders in F:NV's gameplay and faction mechanics...
    Anyway, the most deplorable thing here is not his personality i think, but the extreme to which RPG devs are still weighed down by the need to create highly complex (and fragile) tools from scratch, each and every goddamn time (and that's why we can't have nice things ?)...

    PS: Has anybody played Burning Wheel and Torchbearer ? What are they worth ?
     
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    This almost took me an hour to read, and my overall comment is pretty much the same as most people here.

    Dude seems to know his things, played alot of games, RPG specifically, and are great with systems and such, has great ideas too. The problem is these ideas didnt translated well in PoE. Of course it might be some executive pressure/team agreement or compromise or the good ol budget/time limitation issue.

    His historical knowledge and passion is fantastic and i really would eat up those if he ever made a historical game.

    I hope with the success of expedition games and upcoming kindom come deliverance will really make feargus warm up to josh's idea.
     
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    Do josh even know about the expedition games anyway?

    He better does or i will fly to california and smack him with jim sterling's purple dildo
     
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    Saywer's German is horrible.
     
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    He stared to long into the abyss.
     
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    Josh a nice dude. Good interview :thumbsup:
     
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    Josh Sawyer on D&D :)

    Yeah, my question got in!
     
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    When the Josh Sawyers of the world don't want to sit around talking to random fans for two and half hours knowing there's not going to be any positive (or neutral-positive lol) publicity, he might think twice.
     
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    Finally finished reading this. Great interview! Good work Bubbles and Roguey! Maybe Sawyer is not such a bad guy overall.
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    Anti-hero or villain?
     
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    With the accent it probably went more like this:

     
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    Too late he already left
     
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    guess his departure was the same as his work

    completely forgettable :yeah:
     
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    Came here to post the exact same quote. So funny.
     
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    No more windows in Obsidian games then.
     
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    This is awesome content. I can appreciate a dude who doesn't faff around with non-answers and talks openly and specifically about his personal dream games and his past projects and what he thinks is hard to do and what he thinks worked well, even when that opens his arse up to readers. Also, fuck me, now that Josh Sawyer games are no longer being cancelled can we fap for a historical RPG yet

    Ginzburg is a highly original thinker in this space, and he also knows how to write well, which is not a common trait amongst historians. Cheese and the Worms is excellent, he also has a few quirky articles like Morelli, Freud and Sherlock Holmes.
     
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