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Game News Josh Sawyer's long-awaited historical RPG is called Pentiment, coming next year

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Nov 12, 2021.

  1. Oberon Learned

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    And even if the game doesn't include a combat system doesn't mean violence will be completely absent.
    Disco Elysium had plenty of violence.
     
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  2. vonAchdorf Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I don't think that SJWism will be a problem, it's a historical game and not his twitter account.

    But I'm not sure about Josh's ability to mould all the knowledge he has into an interesting (adventure?) game with RPG elements.
     
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  3. Bigg Boss Arcane

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    I'm not sure how you can have a game during that time period without combat without limiting the location to one tiny map like with DE.
     
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  4. vonAchdorf Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I wouldn't mind if Josh explored some more obscure aspects of the era at the fringes of the well-known.
    But of course packed somewhat mainstream friendly. A game made by 12 Californians must sell a couple of copies, even if it's made on the Microsoft dole.
    It will probably have some "magic" - one of his favorite topics.
     
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  5. Jedi Master Radek Arcane

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    -Hi my peasant neighbor 93935. How was the day?
    -Hi 7479, my wife 8585 had recently given birth to a healthy son. We are going to call him 9612
    -9622? Beautiful, you must be very proud.
    -No, it's 9612!
    -Ohh sorry.... Those stupid numbers. If only there was another way to differentiate between people.... BTW, how is lord Matsunaga doing?
     
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  6. Bigg Boss Arcane

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    HEY YOU! NOT YOU, YOU! NO NOT YU YU, YOU. NO NOT YU YU YOU AHHHH FORGET IT.
     
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  7. arcanum Literate

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    Historical setting is good because there are so many games in dull generic fantasy setting (infinity engine trash, etc)
     
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  8. Viata Arcane

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    They did have name, they didn't have surname (a right for samurais) and usually their names were their profession. So "farmer #1213" more like.
     
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  9. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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  10. BING XI LAO FREE KALIN! Patron

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    Insert Title Here Strap Yourselves In
    When is the last time you posted anything that wasn't this exact kind of vapid reddit snark?

    These are some 15th-16th century European depictions of Prester John:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prester_John
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    And this is you being a dumbfuck anklebiting someone yet again:
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  11. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    RPG Wokedex Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Prester John was at times believed to be from India, Central Asia and eventually Ethiopia, so there would be varying depictions. Demachy's original illustration is actually darker than Obsidian's version.
     
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    ??

    Japanese peasants were just called "gardener", "fisherman", "cook" or whatever. The right to bear a real family name was a great honor that most people were not deemed worthy of.
     
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  13. Quillon Arcane

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    This. No matter how light/dark skinned he was.
     
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  14. perfectslumbers Scholar

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    RPGCodex when they find out brown people existed before the 1950s :rage:

    Japanese peasants actually did have surnames, they just weren't officially recorded in documents and were only used in private. When peasants were made (literally forced, for the sake of taxation and education,) to have surnames again in 1870 they generally just adopted the same private surnames they had for the past 200ish years anyway (the years where surnames were for the privileged and samurai only.) In official capacity they were identified by other things, such as the shop they own or the village they were from.

    Japanese naming conventions have a long and complex and sparse history, and most of it is in Japanese. Suffice to say the millions of farmers in Japan were not all simply called "farmer." I presume that this misconception originates from the novel Shogun, but I'm not totally sure. Either way there were many historical documents where peasants had given names, such as this letter from 1461 http://hyakugo.kyoto.jp/contents/detail.php?id=25474 (page 3) or this farmland sales registry http://kameyamarekihaku.jp/sisi/sir...gi_auto.html?pf=hayo07912-001.JPG&pn=田地売渡証文断簡 Totally different from samurai signatures which looked like this http://www2.harimaya.com/sengoku/html/busyo2/kasa_1557.jpg
     
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  15. Black Arcane

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    Who wants nuobsidian to make new Darklands?
     
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  16. Viata Arcane

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    Well, that was what Josh wanted to make. But turns out the game he wanted to make is not the game he is making. Go figure.
     
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  17. TheEntitledOne Arcane

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    It would have been cool 10 years ago.
     
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  18. Chaotic_Heretic Arcane

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    I hope Josh becomes bankrupt and a homeless beggar when this fails spectacularly.

    Josh is a good systems engineer; as in fix shit so that it works when he is given a ruleset/constraints. But when he calls the shots? He shits out BSB stuff like Project Eternity with its clusterfuck HP sponge combat and absolutely shit decisions like no xp for combat.

    Also SJW wokeness is strong in him. So nothing good can come out of his efforts.

    Also all hail the SLAV overlords of d20 murderhoboing, Owlcat games.
     
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  19. Zeriel Arcane

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    Wouldn't surprise me if he's just too autistic to understand what other people enjoyed about Darklands, and the only thing he liked about it was some tiny detail that no one else gives a shit about, but he didn't like the skills system, combat, etc.
     
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  20. Background Character Arbiter

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    Aw man I wanted an Ars Magica cRPG
     
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  21. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    Josh was in charge of New Vegas and it was awesome.
    Then again, Decline comes for us all, that was ten years ago.
     
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  22. Dyspaire Cipher

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  23. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    I wonder if Obsidian will ever realize the only thing we all want from them is another Fallout in the vein of New Vegas?

    Skyrim-like game? NOBODY CARES.

    Some game like Disco Elysium? Don't know don't care don't give a fuck.

    Like, you nibbas all work for Microsoft now. Just show up on the higher ups' office and say "Sup, we want to work with the Fallout license again."

    Dudes literally have THE CREATORS OF FALLOUT working for them. It doesn't get more cred than that. Just call everyone they can who worked with FNV (Gonzales is a must) and DO IT. It would be the most hype thing in whatever year it launches.

    Then again, maybe they could make a decent engine for Avowed and use that later. A Fallout game in a non-dogshit engine would be awesome.

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    Arcanum Spiritual Sucessor on a good TB-ISO engine would't hurt, either. Imagine something like Arcanum with D:OS tier turn-based combat, I would legitimately masturbate to it.
     
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  24. Lacrymas Arcane

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    Another New Vegas? No, thanks. Another isometric Fallout? Yes, please. Can I have some more, sir?

    But that's all in the realm of fantasy (ironically). The creators of Fallout no longer possess the IP rights, so they can't make a new Fallout game. They could try to create yet another post-apocalyptic setting and make a game in it, but that requires quite a lot of man-hours, creativity, inspiration, and motivation. That last thing is key. They are all middle-age dudes with functioning lives at this point, so all of these things are maybe out of reach.
     
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  25. Diablo1_reborn Busin 0 Wizardry Alternative Neo fanatic Patron

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    Yeah, this is sure something the crowd WOULD LOVE TO SEE.

    Combatless
    Historical
    Dialogue-heavy

    This will flop even harder than Daikatana.
     
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