reply to post by kinglizard
I hope you read my last comment on the game you started. I think it's a superb concept.
However, I would urge you to make the question and the clues related to the artwork somehow.
It can be obscure, it can be image-related, or based on some minutiae of the artists life or something along those lines.
To me, the best games are not necessarily extremely difficult, but they are internally consistent and themed.
I mean I could post a question which lead to a clue like this:
...and I assure you it's related. In fact, veteran ATS gamers would probably figure it out post-haste. But for this little group of art lovers and
amateur gamers it may just be too obscure.
Plus, requiring an external application such as photoshop just adds to the obscurity even to the point that people like me or Nixie who don't have PS
can't even participate.
Now, I'm not telling you how to run your game. I think it's a wonderful concept and the way one has to pour over the images and artists ends up
helping people become familiar with art and the great masters. Further, if the question and the clue lent itself to studying and researching the Great
Masters and their works even more, then we extend this 'hidden benefit' of the game.
Having said that, now that we are aware at just how far out of the box the 'question' might be, I suppose it's ok to do whatever you wish.
Again, apologies for any criticism (which was kind of in jest and certainly did not rise to the level of calling someone EVIL* in 36 point type
), and I hope I don't dissuade you in any way from continuing this game.
*PS - Ms D was totally kidding, btw.