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Ibrahim Amin
07-15-2010, 06:06 AM
I've been doing the writing for a Facebook RPG called Dawn of the Dragons. Not sure if anyone here's into that style of game, but if so you can play it here:

http://apps.facebook.com/dawnofthedragons/

Facebook has an insane number of RPGs, covering almost every conceivable genre and subject (vampires, zombies, pro-wrestling, organised crime, sorority life etc.).

The whole social gaming concept is quite interesting to me, and will hopefully have a positive effect on gaming in general (e.g. by bringing in players who might not previously have considered playing RPGs, but are now accustomed to them due to playing them casually on Facebook).

Moriority
07-15-2010, 10:19 PM
We could use all the exposure we can get and Facebook is at least as big as the Solar System, but, how do we get onto Facebook's list of games?

The social networking thing is intriging to me too. I had some vague notion of AO becoming some sort of a social network within the game. A series of chat rooms for a collection of adventurers? Merlin and Moriority long ago joined forces from 800 miles away to fight a battle in cyber-space. It won't be long before AO has Character/Henchmen-only sub-terrainian adventures. AKA "six guys in a dungeon". I can see characters from Oregon, California, Nevada and UK joining together, in real time, to descend the depths to conquer things that need conquering.

I also envisioned, after AO takes off, a way to let registered players "check in" to the NPC "Room" and wait, (playing your own character), for another AO Player/Character to get an ... "Encouter with hostile forces...". A message pops up on the screen saying, "You have indicated a desire to play the role of an NPC in another player's battle. Do you wish to do so now? Y or N ?
If there is more than one potential NPC player, first to press Y gets to fight.

At this time however, we really need to get the Scripts thing fully implemented. But, let's keep thinking about and posting social networking ideas. I really think this is the wave of, NOW!
I'd love to see some kid in Santa Rosa on his I-Pad, flamming some kid in Korea over losing his main city to a bunch of stupid ogres.

"Dreamin', I'm always dreamin'..."

Merlin
07-16-2010, 12:01 AM
So far, I view Facebook games with scorn and disdain. Though that has more to do with "Sandy needs a Hoe for her Farm" crap polluting my updates.

I'll check that Dragons game out, sometime.

Merlin
07-16-2010, 01:08 AM
Aragon Online is now on Facebook, if I have everything set up correctly.

http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=113250455390719

Be sure to mark it as "Like" - we need ten users to be listed in the directory.

Merlin
07-16-2010, 01:13 AM
The display leaves LOTS to be desired:

Ibrahim Amin
07-16-2010, 07:10 AM
I threw a 'like' at it.

Ignore the name on the account. I'm not into social networking, so when I needed an account to help develop Dawn of the Dragons and research other games, I set one up under the name of a character from The Magnet (a British boy's story paper which ran from 1908 to 1940).

Eudrick
07-16-2010, 08:45 AM
That Sir, is extremely Arcane, and I'm sad to say that I knew of it. (It's hell being a trivia king).

Merlin
07-16-2010, 11:54 AM
I don't much care about the "social networking" part of Facebook, either. Which doesn't leave much remaining of it. Mostly I keep up with my kids, and know better what they are up to.

Eudrick
07-16-2010, 05:07 PM
I reactivated my account to press the 'like' button. but the account is closed back down now.

Merlin
07-22-2010, 12:29 AM
I've been doing the writing for a Facebook RPG called Dawn of the Dragons. Not sure if anyone here's into that style of game, but if so you can play it here:

http://apps.facebook.com/dawnofthedragons/

Facebook has an insane number of RPGs, covering almost every conceivable genre and subject (vampires, zombies, pro-wrestling, organised crime, sorority life etc.).

The whole social gaming concept is quite interesting to me, and will hopefully have a positive effect on gaming in general (e.g. by bringing in players who might not previously have considered playing RPGs, but are now accustomed to them due to playing them casually on Facebook).
Hmmm... A standard "click to battle and hope for the best" game. Still, most people really like that kind of uber-simple game. It has a nice training mode at the beginning.

Moriority
08-07-2010, 06:17 PM
If a person become a Facebook member, what sort of access does FB have. CEO Zuckerman is reported to have stated the "...we're linking our uses with other members because an interconnected world is a better world." Or a least a more lucrative world for Mr. Zuckerman.

I don't begrugde the man for making lots of money, (me too), I just wonder how much of "my world" would I be forced to share with the better interconnectivity? Alas, I know that FB may be one of the money making avenues available to us. So, is it a phobia, or is there valid objections to Facebooks information sharing policy? I'm not trying to be a wet blanket, just a little paronoid.

Kurt

Merlin
08-08-2010, 05:23 AM
Facebook can look into your cable movies, find everyone you've ever emailed, and see everything you do in your bedroom. Or... perhaps they can only see what you post there. Yes, paranoid is the word.

Moriority
08-19-2010, 12:35 AM
I promise I will as soon as I overcome my phobia. Maybe therapy?

Kurt

Merlin
10-24-2010, 02:47 PM
We could use some input on how Aragon works on Facebook: http://apps.facebook.com/aragon-online/

par one
01-06-2011, 12:53 AM
well, it doesn't. i went there and all there is a pic. no links or anything

Merlin
01-06-2011, 01:36 AM
You probably aren't a Facebook user, are you? (Or you need to logon to FB.)

par one
01-07-2011, 01:46 PM
yeah. i have a FB account