GCL Phoenix 192: Mutation. (7 Sept 2014)
- Dave Peters(rynelf)United States
CaliforniaPowers:Coleridge:Milton: Faith...must be, if anything, a clear-eyed recognition of the patterns and tendencies, to be found in every piece of the world's fabric, which are the lineaments of God.That's Tim Powers' fictional Samuel Coleridge "quoting" John Milton in _The Anubis Gates_.
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In the last couple weeks, I've found myself revisiting a few games that last I played a decade or more ago. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, I find my perspective on them: their complexity, their tractability, their interestingness; all seem different in the recent play than in the golden glow (or surly disregard, as the case might be) of distant hindsight.
I suspect it's an entirely natural side effect of getting older. But I have no particular opinion on whether my perceptions are better today, worse, or just different.
So, for this week, I thought I might chase that sense of mutation: in us; in what we look for in games, or opponents, or gaming venues; in how we approach games or gaming; in what we might value from the greater gaming experience. I'm not interested in any particular span of time: I'm totally happy if you compare now with some subjective sense of "a while ago" whether that is measured in days, decades, or anything between.
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