Comments on 2019-05-09 Poetry

@tootjard experimented with this a few years back: Ink Fiend, A Monster Poem.

– Alex Schroeder 2019-05-10 08:39 UTC


Have you seen this? https://twitter.com/hexaday

Michael Julius 2019-05-14 22:46 UTC


I had not! (Then again I’m also not on Twitter anymore.) Not quite poetry but super short and useful indeed!

– Alex Schroeder 2019-05-15 07:33 UTC


I haven’t looked in on it for some time (for the same reasons) but your post reminded me of it for its attention to language and imposed (character) limit.

I remember someone doing d6 tables of little location poems (who? don’t know). There’s a lot of possibilities as RPG writing can be like a coiled spring.

Michael Julius 2019-05-16 02:01 UTC


Yeah, for Hex Describe, same problem: It’s always easy to add more text to add details nobody cares about. To stay short and still be evocative, that is the art of the wordsmith.

– Alex Schroeder 2019-05-16 12:06 UTC


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