Lackadaisy - PatreonI've recently left my job in the game industry so that I could focus more of my time and attention on Lackadaisy. Patreon is my weapon of choice in trying to see this to fruition.More Like This
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Notes on Character Design
I received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog. In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an ideas that might help, though.
First, some general things...
Let some of that anxiety go. This isn't a hard science. There's no wrong way,
A HARPG Show with a difference?I've noticed lately that a few people have been tired with the standard way of playing HARPG, with boring show pics, limited interactions otherwise, etc. The issue is further compounded by the fact that so many of the various horse societies give far more points for showing than for other forms of equally valid participation in the game.More Like This
I'm wondering what people think of doing a 'show' with more of a role playing focus, with images or stories written collaboratively between 'entrants' or even via storyboarding or similar - it wouldn't even have to be set in a formal show. There's no definition in HARPG as to what constitutes a show, so there's no reason we can't have one using any form of participation we want.
Likewise, there is no definition of 'art' that excludes writing, despite the strong emphasis on the game being on visual art and requirements around having reference images, breeding pics, etc.
If I were to run something that allowed for more easy roleplaying to emphasis the
Copyright, What you need to understand.So often I see people upset and crying copyright infringement when their pixel pony (as it is commonly known within our niche community) is copied by someone else and sometimes even when real horses are in some way imported into the game, wither some aspects of them or as entire complete replicas. Fights over player made breeds, names, tracing and referencing. I know it can be upsetting for some while others are unbothered which can further confuse and frustrate some players. Lately we have seen a number of members of the community persecuted for various "wrong doings" by other members. But are these wrong doings actually copyright infringement and illegal and wrong in the eye of the law? And if it isn't copyright infringement, then what is?More Like This
It's first important to understand that Copyright applies to the site in which you are using; Deviantart. The internet does not have a coalition of rules and laws that govern it. The internet is governable only by the laws set forth by state/