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Really sad that people think "nerdy fantasy and dragons" when they think about role-playing games. Case in point: through the brilliant Jason Morningstar I just learned about a fascinating new RPG about dying languages. It's called Dialect and it's on Kickstarter right now.

From what I understand it's about inventing the story of a small, isolated community that has their own language/dialect, invent words for that language and see the community change over time, the language evolve, and, finally, the language die. Of course, this can be placed in any setting (a jungle, another planet, ...).

The linguist in me is super-excited. I think I'll buy it, even if I may never get the chance to play. I'm sure reading the book is going to be worth the price!

#linguistics #languages #kickstarter #rpg #roleplaying #games

 
Really sad that people think "nerdy fantasy and dragons" when they think about role-playing games. Case in point: through the brilliant Jason Morningstar I just learned about a fascinating new RPG about dying languages. It's called Dialect and it's on Kickstarter right now.

From what I understand it's about inventing the story of a small, isolated community that has their own language/dialect, invent words for that language and see the community change over time, the language evolve, and, finally, the language die. Of course, this can be placed in any setting (a jungle, another planet, ...).

The linguist in me is super-excited. I think I'll buy it, even if I may never get the chance to play. I'm sure reading the book is going to be worth the price!

#linguistics #languages #kickstarter #rpg #roleplaying #gameshttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/347698129/dialect-a-game-about-language-and-how-it-dies

 
My small project to learn Elm is released, see the code at https://github.com/emanchado/rpg-catalog.

The idea was to build a static "catalog" that would read all information from a static JSON file, generated by my previous learning project, Cataloger (https://github.com/emanchado/cataloger).

And the use-case was to build a small website to publish all the role-playing gaming material I've produced, plus a selection of games I think are interesting (partly to show that RPGs don't have to be nerdy fantasy stuff):

http://rpg.hcoder.org/

#elmlang #elm #programming #frontend #freesoftware #opensource #rpg #roleplaying

 
And I just made my last pet project public. It's a program to help storytellers (esp. of interactive or semi-improvised stories, like in role-playing games) integrate images and music into their stories. Check it out:

https://emanchado.github.io/lyre/

Hat tip to Marek, who might want to check it again #freesoftware #storytelling #rpg #roleplaying