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Development Info The Psychosexual Origins of Avadon

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Jason, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Jason chasing a bee

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    Tags: Avadon: The Black Fortress; Spiderweb Software

    <p>Jeff Vogel's first developer diary for <a href="http://www.spiderwebsoftware.com/avadon/index.html" target="_blank"><strong>Avadon: The Black Fortress</strong></a> reveals that the newest Spiderweb IP <a href="http://jeff-vogel.blogspot.com/2010/06/avadon-developer-diary-1-where-ideas.html" target="_blank">began with an opera</a>.</p>
    <blockquote>So then they get to the last door. Bluebeard refuses to open it. His wife begs for him to. He refuses. This goes on for a while. Finally, Bluebeard gives in and opens the door. Bluebeard's other wives (!) walk out silently. They take his new wife and pull her through the door, which closes behind them. Bluebeard sings about how sad he is. Opera ends. Very psychosexual.<br /><br />So I'm sitting there watching this, and what I'm thinking is this: Who is this Bluebeard guy? He's very powerful. Very rich. Has a castle full of magic doors. He mentions how he has great influence with the court. What's his deal? Where did all that wealth come from? What does he use those portals for? What is his day job?<br /><br />And here was my idea. He's a warrior. Or an assassin. Or a spy. He can go wherever the king wants, and do whatever needs doing. Something needs to be found out? Some rebel needs to die? That's what Bluebeard does, and he is well paid for it.</blockquote>
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  2. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    Codex 2012 MCA Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2
    Next up: Jeff Vogel post on his Twitter feed that he took a dump; Jason makes a news post at RPGCodex.
     
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  3. Brotherman Bill Arcane

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    So he's like a spectre
     
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  4. bhlaab Arbiter

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    Wow, this sounds like the making of a very interesting idea for an rpg!

    nevermind
     
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  5. Castanova Prophet

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    Didn't he say in another interview that he makes his games for the primary purpose of telling a story? It's ironic then that the gameplay is good (relative to AAA RPGs) while the story is so bad (even relative to AAA RPGs).
     
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  6. ghostdog Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    WTF ? A guy named Bluebeard can only be a pirate. A psychosexual pirate.
     
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  7. shihonage You see: shelter. Patron

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    Does this mean that your beard will be stuck on blue color in character customization screen?
     
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  8. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    edit: and pirates are basicallymulticlassed Fighter / Thieves, anyway.
     
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  9. laclongquan Arcane

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    Noo! Bluebeard should be a spy-master, or a naval admiral. Okay, retired pirate lord sounds good.

    Anyway, if our hero can swipe his harem, all's the better.
     
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  10. Jason chasing a bee

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    I prefer to save the "what is Vogel excreting now" updates for the end of the month. Keeps the frontpage less cluttered.
     
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  11. bhlaab Arbiter

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    One post every time he releases a game isn't THAT much
     
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  12. bhlaab Arbiter

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    see, because his games are turds
     
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  13. GlutenBurger Arbiter

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    He did the right thing.

     
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  14. Andhaira Arcane

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    The new skill tree n his game seems p. cool. Hope it isn't just for spells but for battle skills as well.
     
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