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Re: (TFT) TFT Cyberboard
An audible sigh proceeded this response.?
Looking back over the last two years without being able to play TFT, without being unable to devote a full-uninterrupted weekend to the gathering of distant friends, and relying instead on the soul-less online experience of MMORPG's; I find myself actually entertaining the possiblity of cyberplay.?
But, even with a full group of?people able to dedicate the?time, and with everyone technologically saavy enough to wire up headsets and fully join?a campaign, could TFT work it's magic spell without the closed room camaraderie, empty beer bottles, and half-eaten bags of chips?? Without full videocam representation, how would we all glory in the crazy celebration of a friend pumping a fist victoriously, before snatching up the dice for the five die tripple damage roll.
Online games with incredible graphics, and death drama aplenty fall victem to a crushing?silence in a voice chat of two dozen people.? In the privacy of distant rooms, people eat their chips with the microphone muted, they listen to different music, and?celebrate small personal victories almost always without notice.? The roleplay is non-existant.? The off topic blabber sucks away the focus until clicking the mouse and playing your role almost seems like a job instead of an adventure.?
So, even though I'm quite possibly dying to escape back into Cidri, back into a living mythos that breathes with the imagination of my good friends.? Even though I long to forget all responsiblities and sequester myself in a closed room for days upon days without seeing the sun or even knowing what time it is between bathroom breaks.? And heedless of the fact that i'm drowning in the screams of my ego crying for self-destructive abandonment. ?I still wish I could imagine a cyberplay session of TFT going well.? But, as much as I want to imagine it, I can't.?
I guess the "world of tommorrow" I imagined twenty years ago has failed to meet my expectations.
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