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Together Retro 2020 - The Plannening!

by marurun Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:19 am

Hello folks,

This thread is where we will plan TR 2020. Let's hold off on nominating ourselves for months and first have some discussion about whether we like the current model or want to make minor adjustments to it. I think it's been working well enough we don't want to keel-haul the entire process, but nothing is perfect, and if there are legitimate criticisms of certain aspects of Together Retro as it has been for the past couple years or so, we should try to hash them out.

I will update this post when we're ready to start doing calendar assignments.
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Re: Together Retro 2020 - The Plannening!

by BoneSnapDeez Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:13 pm

It seems like TR participation and discussion has slowed down quite a bit. Some of this may have to do with having some of our more loquacious members leaving the site altogether, however.

I like the format. "Themes" do indeed work better than specific games.

I prefer categories that are broad but also have unambiguous limits, like the current Working Designs Month, pierrot's Konami Mega Drive Month, dish's Virtual Boy Exclusives Month, and so on. I don't think this should be a requirement though.
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Re: Together Retro 2020 - The Plannening!

by noiseredux Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:47 pm

If I'm being honest, I personally preferred the old specific game/series way. But, I think I'm probably in the minority. And I don't mind the new way, it does often give me some options. So just saying it to say it.
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Re: Together Retro 2020 - The Plannening!

by marurun Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:40 pm

In an ideal world that would be a "better" way to do it, but it's just not possible on the forums as they are now. We are no longer the hopping new hotness (nor is any forum, really).
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Re: Together Retro 2020 - The Plannening!

by pierrot Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:47 pm

I think the real question that needs to be asked first is if there are actually 10 or 11 members who want to lead a TR month next year, or even just a handful who want to handle the whole year. I don't mean to dampen anyone's spirits, but just looking at it from a practical standpoint, it's sort of getting down to the skeleton crew on the boards. We're getting into the holidays, too, but I'd just be kind of surprised if there were actually a quorum for this. Personally, I just don't know that I could put my name down for this again without potentially overextending myself wherever that month landed.
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Re: Together Retro 2020 - The Plannening!

by prfsnl_gmr Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:37 pm

I’ll take a month or two.
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Re: Together Retro 2020 - The Plannening!

by alienjesus Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:04 am

I’d rather keep this going until it limp into nothingness rather than not run things like this and consign the forum to its slow death even faster.
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Re: Together Retro 2020 - The Plannening!

by dsheinem Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:17 am

I’d do a month next year if needed. I didn’t participate much this year, so this would be a good incentive to remedy that...
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Re: Together Retro 2020 - The Plannening!

by Ack Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:30 pm

I stepped out this year to give other folks a chance. I'm coming back next year. You want hellfire and fury? Ack will give you a month of pain.

Conversely, I can also provide an entire year of death, but you do not want to suffer that. Unless you want to face the nightmare of Gladiatorial Combat month, Shoot the Undead in the Face month, Extinction Month, Die for the Emperor month, and so forth. Also, Lovely Visual Novel month because fuck you, Ack is multi-faceted.
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Re: Together Retro 2020 - The Plannening!

by prfsnl_gmr Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:54 pm

Ack wrote:I stepped out this year to give other folks a chance. I'm coming back next year. You want hellfire and fury? Ack will give you a month of pain.

Conversely, I can also provide an entire year of death, but you do not want to suffer that. Unless you want to face the nightmare of Gladiatorial Combat month, Shoot the Undead in the Face month, Extinction Month, Die for the Emperor month, and so forth. Also, Lovely Visual Novel month because fuck you, Ack is multi-faceted.


What about Games with Penguins in Them month? Or, Sanrio Games month? Sports Games with Frogs in Them month? Are those tough and cool too? :lol:
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