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Codex Interview RPG Codex Interview: Chris Avellone on Pillars Cut Content, Game Development Hierarchies and More

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    Kyle Katarn most likely.
     
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  2. Murk Arcane

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    Despite the wolves debacle, MCA has forced my heart open to him again.

    I will take one of my many copies of PST, grind it down to a fine dust, and snort it tonight to celebrate and commemorate.
     
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  3. Tovias Learned

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    Felix, you genuinely make me feel second hand embarrassment, stop posting any time now. This is like watching the retarded kid in college loudly declare he is communist to the teacher.
     
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  4. 2house2fly Erudite

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    As a communist, I agree. Thanks for the candour
     
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  5. Jinn Arcane

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    This is fucking insane.

    And disgusting.
     
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  6. Fenix Arcane Vatnik

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    :shredder:

    When you thinking this can not be worse... you see next post from Chris Avellone!
     
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  7. Imoens pet Prospernaut Shitposter

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    Oh my god that is depressing.
     
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  8. Kingston Arcane

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    What a fucking shitshow Obs is (if even half of what MCA says is true (why not)). If you're not paying your employees what they are due Especially if they've given up their pay then u can fuck right off. What a fucking joke.

    Edit: fixed some spelling, I am drunk
     
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  9. CrustyBot Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2012
    :what:
     
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  10. 2house2fly Erudite

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    [Cruel] We never promised we'd pay the employees back.
     
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  11. Glaucon Prophet

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    I'm waiting for the bombs on harassment to be dropped.
     
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  12. Kingston Arcane

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    Hey MCA was this shit evident from the beginning or was there a distinct change in the way things were handled at some point?
     
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  13. Edmund Spenser Educated

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    This is absolutely pathetic.
     
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  14. Quillon Magister

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    Phew... how hard was that to write Chris? Good tho, *sighs* since I had ran out of ways to goad you...

    edit: Fuck this shit, Feargus should be banned from game industry with any other wrongdoer with him. But I wouldn't wanna lose Obsidian with him, Deadfire looks gorgeous. Fuck.
     
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  15. Sordid MCA/Prosper Hybryd Arcane Patron

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    Divinity: Original Sin Torment: Tides of Numenera Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    This is old news though.
     
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  16. Fenix Arcane Vatnik

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    I feel like you crying somewhere there, whiner.


    Infinitron take a note please.
     
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  17. Tom Selleck Arcane

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    1. Where's this Reddit?

    2. Our very own Prime Junta discovered Josh wore a Sinn 103 St. Sa. Do you wear a watch, Chris? And if so, what is it?

    3. Of the studios / developers you've worked with since your departure from Obsidian, which of them is the LEAST like Obsidian in terms of humanity and decency? If you *had* to work for one in a permanent capacity, which one would you attest to the best conditions under?
     
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  18. Kleptocratic debt serf Scholar

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    Mr Chris Avellone, I have a game design related inquiry. How do you rate and relate player agency within the medium of gaming and, more specifically, cRPGs in general? I'm of the opinion that meaningful reactivity and C&C are paramount to consummate player agency with respect to cRPGs(comparatively speaking, I don't think any other genre does justice to agency vis-à-vis reactivity or C&C). So, the second part of my inquiry, how would you set about designing a cRPG that focused heavily on C&C and reactivity? Would it be - Arcanum style tech v magic, strong chargen(race/ethnicity, backgrounds/histories, stats/talents/skills/, ect) and in game consequences(Ie hideously disfigured low charimsa orc named Feargus getting attacked on sight), say Dragon Age like origin stories(I liked the idea even if their execution was lacking) maybe a narrative approach that is hour glass shaped(lots of C&C early, little in the middle and more in the end)?
     
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  19. Fenix Arcane Vatnik

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    But I was right because of this

    Things get worse with every post...
     
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  20. Kingston Arcane

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    Wherever I am, I must also meme.

    [​IMG]

    (im incredibly drunk=)
     
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  21. Chris Avellone Arcane Developer

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    1. The Reddit is here: (1600 upvotes, Jesus) https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/8h57zx/chris_avellone_criticizes_obsidians_upper/

    2. I don't wear a watch, I wear a fitbit because I am a colossal fatass - but metric tracking helps me fight being even larger.

    3. They've all been pretty great - either tracking software wise, producers, or they're just nice, period, sometimes all three. I can't currently list all the studios I'm working with for various reasons, unfortunately. Maybe in a year, but by then, there'll probably be a new set (I usually get new job offers every 3 days, and while I can't accept them all, I do take on a number of them if they're cool and I can make the timing work).
     
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  22. Imoens pet Prospernaut Shitposter

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  23. Fenix Arcane Vatnik

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    My question remains the same Chris Avellone - do you have any RPG in mind, that you want to see, and maybe can't wait to play?
    Is it Disco Elysium? I know this joke got old, but I think this RPG game can stand on a par with the Planscape:Torment, and in some aspects even surpass it.
    I know you have heard about it already. )
     
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  24. Blakemoreland Hybrid Boss Magister Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
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