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Old 06-23-2017, 03:17 AM   #10
Phil Masters
 
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Default Re: Pyramid #3/104: Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game

A good rule for writing and editing generally; be extremely careful of "popular" geek catchphrases and memes. (And by "be extremely careful" I may mean "automatically kill them with fire".) They probably work for a smaller proportion of your audience than you think (while looking like dull cliches to some of the readers who do recognise them), may come across as insufferably smug and clique-ish when explained, and have a strange tendency to sound insulting to the uninitiated. And they'll probably date your work horribly in a year or two's time.
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