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Subject: conceptual retheme of lagoon: rss

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davey yaved
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Hi Lagoon players. I thought id share a different theme that I feel fits the novel and really cool mechanics of this game. I have presented the game to people as the struggle of 2-4) demiurges that are pitted against each other to form a new world and thereby achieve dominion over it. The demiurge is a type of supernatural being popularized by Plato in "the timmeus". The demiurge is a subordinate god who provides the active principle or creative force to form the world. The big token represents the demiurge and the smaller pieces represent aspects of the demiurge through which s/he can manifest creative, world building forces. this works pretty well and puts unraveling in a context that coheres well with the theme. Exploring becomes creating new aspects of the world from the background of chaos that Plato describes as the ontologic substrate of the demiurge. Drawing tiles is the way that chaos (randomness) manifests in the process of world creation. This theme is more compelling to me and fits the mechanics very well. It brings a "feeling" to the game that complements its intellectual richness.
What do you think of this "conceptual reskin"?
Fiat lux,
Davey.
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davey yaved
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Admittedly Plato did not envision several competing demiurge... But in the words of platos teacher, the inestimable Socrates: "whatevs".

Btw: My favorite count is 4 (2 pairs) although I'm thinking of picking up a second copy (criminally cheap) and trying 3 pairs (6). I think to speed play up both members of a team might play their turns simultaneously.

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Matt H
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That's a pretty great quote.
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