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Author:  Clay [ Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Replays?

Is anyone familiar with Japanese "replays"? I would like to know a little more about how they're structured and how they are made.

For those who have no clue what I'm talking about, replays are, essentially, transcribed RPG sessions popular in Japan, often printed in gaming magazines and their own collected books. Record of Lodoss War was originally a Dungeons and Dragon Replay!

Author:  Joe_Mello [ Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:52 pm ]
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I am by no means an expert, but if I were to intuitively guess the stucture, it would be as follows:

The game convenes as per normal, but everything said and done is recorded (IRC probably makes this easier). Then, post-session, there's some editing and revising and thus the finished product. The GM would serve as the voice of the narrator, and might even provide some extra material if there are developments by NPC's that the party would not have known otherwise.

I see replays doing well in a system like this because of the nature of the material, possibly even better than Exalted, because OVA isn't as bogged down in combat description.

Author:  JuddG [ Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:08 pm ]
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Joe_Mello wrote:
The game convenes as per normal, but everything said and done is recorded (IRC probably makes this easier).

I was in a game once where they had a person typing a log of events and quotes and it bogged the game down quite a bit. Play would frequently stop to let the logger catch up and we would almost "play to the log". I always used to pray that we would get a court reporter to join the group so we could talk at normal speed and not worry.

IRC play logs are great for this, as you say. I have the good fortune of having some old play logs in IRC log format. I also have some pals who have either analog or digital recordings of session. Kinda neat!

Author:  zeth [ Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:11 pm ]
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In the MAID RPG book they used replays to basically show you an example of the game in play. If done right they are entertaining, if done wrong they are annoying.

Author:  Dreamstryder [ Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Replays?

Hm. I've DMed two D&D campaigns that I also "replayed"; after the 7-hour first session, I went to the computer a typed it out before I forgot it. Depending on the session, most of the things to remember are either DM-instigated (already in my DM notes) or player-initiated (during breaks I scribbled notable PC actions in the margins of my DM notes according to when they occurred). It was all surprisingly easy to recall If I type the entire replay that or the next day, and I could ask the players if I forgot exactly how their character said something.

Author:  GYaLaNi [ Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Mansfield


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Author:  Joe_Mello [ Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Replays?

Oh hey, there's spam still here.

Anyway, I just wanted to link to this, seeing as it's relevant.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interes ... red-dragon

Author:  Clay [ Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Replays?

I saw that! Fascinating indeed. I had already seen the article in my RSS reader, but I appreciate you sharing just the same.

As for the spam, I find a random treatise on Nottinghamshire to be amusing enough to leave it be. I have a weird sense of humor.

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