Was it a right or left shift
ggh wrote:Hmmm, My inner picture of TLF has shifted a bit.
Also, you already had a picture? Where did you get it?
I had a related dream today:
I was in a room. there was a similar setup like in a classroom. Only that the tables were larger and further apart. Also, the whole room was bigger than a classroom.
I was sitting at a table on the left edge. Next to me were two OTTers. GnomeAnne on the left and ggh on the right. (Why these two? Maybe it has something to do that they are the most involved in writing things about BSTS so I'm thinking more about them? I don't know.) I don't even know what they look like. i don't even have an inner picture like ggh has. But in a dream such details are unimportant.
We were preparing to play some kind of game at this table. We had a big sheet of paper and some smaller ones. I also had my laptop. On the big paper I started making a drawing of a place (side view) and two guys standing near the right upper corner. And an "x2" whitten above one of them. The level of detail was something between just stickmans and bftf drawing style. This paper was divided into a squarish grid with squares about 8mm.
In the next step we were supposed to place our arrows
on the square grid. Everyone can draw one arrow in one of the squares in the bottom row. Apparently, placing the arrow in a good square and in a good direction and then using it in the right time (the arrow can be used only once) can be very helpful for winning the game.
GnomeAnne asked why I wrote x2 above the two guys. He said that he never saw starting a game with already an x2. I said that the x2 just means that there are two of them in case you didn't notice it from the drawing.
I couldn't remember if there ware some additional rules for placing the arrows or not. I asked them but didn't wait for an answer. I started looking on my phone for the audio recording of the previous time I played this. But then I remembered that I started recording this a few minutes after the game started.
I also remembered that I don't know almost any of the rules. Maybe it wasn't a good decision to make me the one responsible for the drawing. Because the drawer is also the one who evaluates the results of players' actions based on values and numbers to decide what are the results and what happens next.
I said that I can still lead the game but because of not knowing the official rules I will do it like how I see it. So the result might be a little chaotic and also so different from the original that this could be considered a different game. I wasn't sure if that was a good idea, because someone had a good reason to invent the rules.
the other option was to let GnomeAnne, who apparently has more experience, become the new leader. But then we would have to start the drawing from beginning and maybe even get a new sheet of paper.
I asked what would be the better choice. They weren't sure what to answer.
I leaned back on my chair and looked at the ceiling thinking about it.
One of my friends from FFS appeared. He said that upstairs there is something I should see. Probably also a telephone for me but he's not really sure.
I sait that I'll be back soon, left the room and went 3 or 4 floors upstairs.
There, some people were standing and looking. In the middle there were 2 people reenacting something. I walked closer and I realised that these are two people I know from school and they're reenacting a scene from my previous dream that night.
I thought "cool, but I have to go back.". I ran back downstairs.
I was afraid that I might been away too long. It wasn't very long in real time but in game time that could be multiple rounds - almost two years in game world time. I could have lost already and not know it.
I returned to the room. In the meantime the weather outside changed completely. It was raining very much. So much that there was some water dripping from the ceiling. That made no sense because the room was in the lowest floor - it was partially underground. Such a thing should have happened on the top floor, not here. But in the dream it wasn't strange to me at all. There were some other people at other tables, not very happy about this situation.
I looked at my desk. I didn't see the game on it any more. Instead, it now looked more like my desk with all my stuff on it.
I became afraid that my things can get damaged by the water. In a panic I started disconnecting everything ad hiding in under the table. But the floor was also getting wet. So I put some unimportant things on the floor and stacked everything else on them. The others just watched. It was also getting dark. The room had some light sources but not enough so under the table I couldn't see much. GnomeAnne offered me a lamp but I refused because I had a better one in my pocket.
And then I was waken up by my phone which for some reason had an alarm set at 5:10AM even though it shouldn't.