A game about the changes in language through the history of a counter-culture, by Kathryn Himes and Hakan Seyalıoğlu, published by their company Thorny Games in 2017.
I’ve for a while now been on a quest to learn how to run games for the people I enjoy playing with, starting with Dialect, trying to adapt Golden Sky Stories to what I prefer for play, running Trollbabe and now preparing for a game of Primetime Adventures.While on this journey I also participated in […]
The Spelens Hus is nearly finished with our do-it-all game of Dialect, having completed the Third Age and soon to play the Epilogues. We’ve already finished at least one session with some debriefing and opinions about the game, all of which I’ve saved for a closing video by request, and it’s likely that the final […]
Ein kurzes Vorwort: Dies ist ein Spiel über und mit Sprache, weswegen ich mich freuen würde wenn alle sich ermutigt fühlen Kommentare in ihrer Muttersprache zu verfassen (eine englische Zusammenfassung ist kein Muss, aber sicher hilfreich für andere) Dialect online und mit einer Gruppe mit so unterschiedlicher Herkunft zu spielen bringt einige Herausforderungen mit sich. […]
Dialect is a game that explores how an isolated group develops their own language and how both the group and the language then fade away either by assimilation or extinction. While I don’t really remember how I got to know about the game I do remember what made me want to play it. I love […]
I got to play Dialect at IndieCON, although only one of the three phases of play, so these thoughts are certainly tentative. I haven’t read the rules either. “It’s the game about the rise and fall of a language!” True as far as it goes, but that’s a stalking horse, good at drawing people in […]
It was the end of May (actually, 21st), and me and my friends Antonio Amato (of Mammut RPG) and Daniele Sanna (role-playing games connoisseur) agreed to play Dialect (Kathryn Hymes & Hakan Seyalıoğlu, 2018) on Google+ Hangouts. Antonio is a sort of Italian “veteran” of Dialect but, in fact, he’s simply the first person in […]
The topic is group preparation, when you spend some time together creating and customizing the setting and situation. Whether it’s a pitch, a series of rules steps,a suggestion-and-approval process, or anything like that – we hit it from a lot of angles and a lot of examples. Joining me are Ray, Herman, Ángel, Santiago, and […]