Flatland is a simple little game based on the novel of the same name. There are other RPG adaptations of the setting, but this was made. The Original Flatland Role Playing Game. After hearing about this on a mailing list, I thought that it was a really good idea to pass it along to as. Sales of The Original Flatland Role Playing Game, which is sold in aid of Doctors Without Borders, have been slow recently. I’ve decided to try an experiment;.

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Talk:Flatland – Wikipedia

Throughout the novel, not a single character is named. Unfortunately, satire is often misinterpreted today. WikiProject Novels novel articles. I have corrected this mistake in the article here. This article is supported by 19th century task force marked as Mid-importance. What you style Flatland is the vast level surface of what I may call a fluid, on, epg in, the top of which you and your countrymen move about, without rising above it or falling below it.

These are all false spatial metaphors. Rpy fleurs-de-lis at wikimedia commons were not public domain, and I didn’t want hassles with attribution, preferring public domain when possible.

The Original Flatland RPG

This book has caused some damage. The Flatland Page Imagine a world of two dimensions and plane geometry, in which the very idea of height is considered insanity and the darkest heresy.


Paralax would have solved the problem of getting impaled by a woman for example, because although a woman might appear pointlike to one eye, she would appear as a line segment in flayland other eye due to the different viewing angles of each eye. Does anybody recall a more recent novel based on a two-dimensional universe?

It gives the impression that a dimension is a universe or a realm of being. I did see an early version of Marcus’ Flatland game and it was really intriguing.

It leads impressionable people to believe that a dimension is a world that is inhabited by observers. Correct me if I am mistaken, as it has been 17 years since I’ve read this, but aren’t the females all thin isosceles triangles flatlwnd could potentially impale the flatlanders? I agree that combining Cartesian determinacy with Flatlands’ dimensional limitation makes relativistic curving of spacetime a bit harder to fathom, but that is DesCartes’ doing, not Abbott’s.

The organisation and government of ‘Flatland’ is so self-satisfied and perfect that every attempt for change is considered dangerous and harmful. What is your definition of dimension?

Views Read Edit New section View history. This is not true, however. Posted by Christopher Helton at 7: I was the first editor to return this list to the article after it was deleted, but I was mostly responding to the perhaps unintentional deletion of flqtland “adaptions and parodies” section header as part of the deletion.


Newer Post Older Post Home. Retrieved from ” https: This is actually one of the most interesting and least explored ideas in this remarkable book.

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It’s not called paralax, it’s stereopsis, but same principle. It would be nice to add in information stuff about how Flatland is a satire of Victorian society rather than just talking about the book itself.

Members of lower classes who are intellectually valuable, and potential leaders of riots, are either killed or corrupted by being promoted to the upper classes. Didn’t this originally have links to the Flatland RPG sites? Flatlznd Novels novel articles Novels portal.

The movie has been made — just awaiting release http: Perhaps people will also make similar comments about Swift’s “A Modest Proposal”. Could the Homer 3 episode of the Simpons as mentioned on http: Comments are regularly made about “Huckleberry Finn” showing complete lack of awareness of its role in the abolition of slavery.

Many generations have been misinformed and misled by Flatland into misunderstanding the word dimension.