#1 By: Cory Doctorow, September 12th, 2013 22:42
#2 By: Steven Bach, September 13th, 2013 00:34
In my experience, SEO mastery will give you -5 Charisma.
#3 By: William_Holz, September 13th, 2013 02:23
That's gorgeous, and quite fun!
A couple of us were just putting something together that was sort of an RPG-for-life as an example of ways to motivate people into various sorts of jobs. It's closer to a Pen and Paper treatment but we were just talking about making a character builder for it! Now that thought's pretty well embedded. . hmmmm
#4 By: Jeff Atwood, September 13th, 2013 02:55
I like that the default character via the BB hyperlink is
That's a nice touch -- a good symptom of web developer-itis.
#5 By: Tom White, September 13th, 2013 04:41
This game gave me lots of options throughout, I thought these would have an impact on the ending but it was just the same whatever you did. 4/10. I hope they release an expansion soon to fix this.
#6 By: waetherman, September 13th, 2013 05:58
Something like this for a wide range of careers would really be helpful for kids (ya). I actually know a nonprofit for at-risk youth doing something similar, though not in the rpg format. This could be done as a kind of wiki so that people could add their own professions easily, and add subspecialties.
#7 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, September 13th, 2013 07:48
Though, unfortunately for the rest of the planet, the -10 wisdom penalty it imposes tends to prevent the newly-minted 'SEO Ninja' from ever realizing that...
#8 By: gilbert wham, September 13th, 2013 09:10
D&D will save the world! I like it.
#9 By: William_Holz, September 13th, 2013 15:47
I'm really surprised couldn't find a version online, because the psychology is EXCELLENT. In particular the ability to draw people into specific roles that has larger rewards but they're more willing to do than most. I was having a hard time getting people to visualize how we'd get people to embrace doing 'crap' jobs and 'traumatic' jobs (Janitor to EMT to Elder Care) in a system that was more appealing to the creators and inventors and designed to be management-free (like an Uber-valve)
I'm thinking this is a really good option, the few people I've bounced it off of loved it. Just need to pretty it up, start filling in some data elements (another perk! I get to get out some of the 'fun' ideas in a really good way)
In Coopernation, game plays you!
All I've done so far is basic outlining though I need to learn some web-app skills and apply a little artistic effort for this one.
#10 By: rezmuff, September 14th, 2013 02:38
This is some excellent design work, but I'd love to see it combined with its own set of tutorials, so that progress is charted in a more concrete way.
Codecademy has some progress-tracking / points-earning functionality, but nothing like this presentation.
The language-learning site Duolingo has, I think, the best combination of an approachable 'skill tree' and useful lessons. You can even do skill tests to skip the stuff you already know.
#11 By: Cory Doctorow, September 17th, 2013 22:42
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