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Re: The Core Wave and Submissions: a proposal
Posted by Erik@CoreWave on July 13, 1998 at 10:54:57:

In Reply to: The Core Wave and Submissions: a proposal posted by Robert C. Cohen on July 12, 1998 at 19:38:04:

Right you are Robert. We really need to focus more on how our ideas are related to the core wave, and on how they relate to each other.

This is a cooperative Game more than it is a competitive Game. We are building together a pattern from our ideas, our moves, our “Beads.”

That does not mean that there is no room for discussion and debate. But I think that the debate should fall within the context of adding to or refining a move.

Our goal should be creating moves that are as complete as possible. They should be related explicitly to the core wave. With this foundation, we can realize the potential of Game II.

In another post, I used a metaphor that I think would be helpful to repeat here. What the Game needs ideally is for players to build their submission, their house, before posting it. At the very least we need a foundation. From there other players can make additions to the house, or build upon the foundation. Many recent submissions are akin to someone laying a single block and then expecting someone else to build the house. While producing interesting discussions, in the end, it may prevent the Game from realizing its potential.

Much of the blame (and maybe some credit) for the Game’s current chaos lies with myself. As the Game II facilitator, I am responsible for the creation of Inner Game pages. I have finished and posted only one to this point. I realize that it can be a bit difficult to envision the final format of the Bead Game without seeing more Inner Game pages and their connections. In the mean time, I will step up my pace of Inner Game Page production.

Let me suggest that players take a look at the current Inner Game “Move,” (“Alien Dreamtime,” linked to from the Main Map Page and the top of the Submission Page) to get a better idea of what your submissions will eventually become. You may also look at last year’s Inner Game.

Erik J. Lundquist
Glass Bead Game II Facilitator

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