You might have seen my video in which I wonder if Role Playing Games are art and give a few examples. Well, Rob and Jenn join me in this podcast to chat about it and discuss whether our hobby can be considered a work of art.
A little while ago, Robert Sullivan, aka The Grumpy Celt, posed the question Are Games Art?
This is indeed a very tricky question to answer, as the concept of art is very subjective and some people consider things to be art forms only when they understand and respect that form of expression.
So, since the answer to the question Could Games Be Art? is a resounding yes, answering the question are they art is a different kettle of fish.
In this episode Dale and I talk about Conception and the state of affairs for the indie conventions in the UK. Also talk about art direction and looks in RPG books. The conversation will take a more thorough and professional approach with Jon Hodgson, who was absolutely fantastic at answering rather tricky questions.
One of my most admired RPG writers and players of all time is Monte Cook. Monte’s understanding of setting, intrigue, balance and the relationship with the player is pretty amazing. His ability to actually come up with new ideas that can be brought to fruition is also pretty staggering.
This pdf from Super Genius Games is 13 pages long, 2/3 of a page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving 11 1/3 pages of content for more divination magic.