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KickStarter Nighthawks - urban fantasy vampire CYOA RPG written by Richard Cobbett and published by Wadjet Eye

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Life of the Party, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. Life of the Party Arcane

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    Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/753131002/nighthawks-the-vampire-rpg-0

    http://www.nighthawks-game.com



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  2. Bester Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    "A single Bluetooth earpiece leaks the latest hit album; something this outdated club is unlikely to play for another twenty years"
    Problematic wording. You can read it as "something this outdated" (pertaining to the latest hit album) and then stumble, or "something [, that] this outdated club". So, 50% readers will stumble on this sentence.

    "Your wrists are bound to its arms".


    "in a chair in the club".

    This is bad. I like the theme, I love vampires, but I'm not sure I need to waste my time on this, if these people didn't spend a single minute editing the text. Fucking EDIT THIS SHIT.
     
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  3. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  4. Mustawd Arcane

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    Agree with Bester . Writing is not good in the examples he showed.
     
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  5. cherry blossom Arcane

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    So is this exclusively a visual novel? Where is my adventuring, I don't see a game screen. Looks like a hidden object game with dialogue? What is the deal with Wadjet Eye's involvement, Dave Gilbert?
     
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  6. Life of the Party Arcane

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  7. Neanderthal Arcane

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    Oh great a "writer" from RPS, just what I always wanted in crpgs.
     
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  8. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    First I heard of it. Sounds like an interesting variant on the idea behind Unavowed.
     
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  9. Life of the Party Arcane

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  10. ItsChon Cipher Patron

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    RIP. Sunless Sea had good writing, but the homosexual music in the trailer and the sub-par writing in the screenshots doesn't bode well for this project. That's not even commenting on the lack of any gameplay footage and that bullshit line on "modern politics".
     
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    Not really. You do know what a semi-colon does, right? Or is your point that the writing should be made for a fifth grader?

    Like: The man has a single Bluetooth earpiece in his ear. From the earpiece, you can hear the latest hit album. That hit is something this outdated club is unlikely to play for another twenty years.

    So much better, right?
     
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  12. Roqua Prospernaut Dumbfuck In My Safe Space

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    Is Wadjet Eye the same people that came out with that recent adventure game with absolutely no rpg elements at all that advertised it as an rpg?

    How, or why, would anyone on a site supposedly about rpgs trust these people? I bet I could remake Duck Hunt exactly as it was and advertise it as an rpg. I would have used Donkey Kong or Mario Bros. as the example but rampart retardivism has already pushed those games solidly into the rpg category by the monkey people. I'm pretty sure Duck Hunt is one of the few games left that hasn't been re-genre'd. I bet I could make a game about drawing circles around my nipples and advertise it as an rpg and the monkey people wouldn't even bat an eye. Or eyelash. However that saying goes.

    I also appreciate how monicled the codex has become where they are hyper-focus on writing over the game parts of games. Games are about mechanics. Rpgs should be about the rpg mechanics, in toto. You can have a great rpg with shitty writing, but no amount of quality writing will ever made a shitty game a great rpg. Maybe you guys should read books and go to book sites instead of ruining the rpg genre with your weird fetish of needing slightly interactive digital books instead of regular books for sane people. Stop being monkey people and try to be real people with sane ideas that make sense.
     
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  13. Ranarama Learned

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    Homosexual music, bad writing and "modern politics" all seem inescapable for modern V:TM. It was always the game for emo edgelords. So it's about as expected.

    If the art doesn't get NSFW then it's wasting it's time.
     
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  14. Lurker47 Learned

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    Seems pretty gay.
     
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    Wulfgar disapproves.

    Nobody'll get this reference.
     
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  16. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Don't you know? It's a journalistic decision to randomly make up grammar as they go
     
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    what's that?

    is there hope?

    a reason to rise from the spiral of decline ever since Bloodlines?
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  18. Background Character Learned

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    I know this won't be Bloodlines 2 but I'll still play it
     
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  20. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

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    So, going the LN route with some dice rolls? Still... it's Wadjet.
     
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  21. Tiospo Novice

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    Totally backing this
     
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    It might not be too bad. It looks like you'll be able to abuse people and make them do things against their will which is at least a small positive sign.
     
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  23. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Bah, everyone and their pet rock wants a vampire game. Where will I get a proper vampire hunting game?
     
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  24. Tao Learned

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    I clicked the thread hyped, i left it :negative:

    Why is so hard to make something like Redemption or Bloodlines, they weren't even that good and they are still the best vampire games out almost ¿25? years now.

    O maybe a new Kain/Soulreaver. To this point i could even buy a fucking remake FFS.

    Even the Castlevania series are meh nowdays.
     
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  25. Bester Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    Agree. And what irks me is that they're going to cash in on all those vtmb-starved people. I wouldn't be surprised if they got 50k, or even 100k for this. This is fan abuse.
     
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