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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If you would like to participate, you can edit one of the articles mentioned below, or visit the project page, where you can join the project and contribute to the general Project discussion to talk over new ideas and suggestions. Where the only fkatland that matters is the straightness of your sides and the regularity of your angles.

Discworld is not at all like Flatland — no explorations of worlds with more or less than three dimensions, just parodies of various science-fiction and fantasy. WikiProject Novels novel articles Novels portal. I am not so sure, Lestrade, that the mathematical insights in “Flatlands” are limiting.

That book doesn’t appear to be among the related works listed in the article. I suppose people of today may not be aware that when flatlands was written, the important battles to gain Woman’s Suffrage were being fought, and that “Flatlands” was an instrument of change. It is likely that the damage is irreparable and dimension joins the many other words in our language whose original and proper meaning has been forever lost and whose signified concepts will now be always be misunderstood.


This article has been rated as C-Class on the project’s quality scale. These are all false spatial metaphors. Flatlnad Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In so doing, the book misleads people and prevents them from understanding that a dimension is merely a way of measuring, determined by the constitution of our animal brains.

Warehouse 23 – The Original Flatland RPG

As a result of this constitution, there can be only three spatial dimensions. I know that it’s of interest flatlanv mathematicians, but no clue as to its actual substance. Hope this helps Marcus Rowland I suspect that nearly all string theorists have read the first three chapters of Flatlands, and some of rlatland have used Flatland as a conceptual framework to be able to visualize higher dimensions.

The quote above explains how the Flatlanders can see each other due to a slight perception of the third dimension, but I will admit I can’t grasp the analogy to our world. The squiggle that the original shows at the top of the compass was probably a fleur-de-lis, so I drew one. I know it exists and I’ve read it, but I don’t know the title off hand. Perhaps people will also make similar comments about Swift’s “A Modest Fllatland.

It also featured the existance of lower dimensional spaces, similar to flatland, but on the surface of a sphere.

The organisation and government of ‘Flatland’ is so self-satisfied and perfect that every attempt for change is considered dangerous and harmful. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is a surprisingly common mistake for people to think that the narrator of Flatland is named “A. Enjoy your stay‚Ķ Action and adventure in a world where characters are supposed to be two-dimensional!

I was told by my Geometry teacher when we read the book that Abbott used a penname when he originally published it.


The Original Flatland RPG

Your facetious post reveals the extent of the damage that has been done. What is the slight perception of the fourth dimension that we are seeing but can’t really perceive? I have corrected this mistake in the article here. The first exposure Flafland had to Flatland was as the inspiration for a young adult novel I read many years ago. Could the Homer 3 episode of the Simpons as mentioned on http: In part 1, section 3, they refer to the lower class inhabitants as “creatures almost on a level with women in their lack of intelligence”.

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Dorkland!: The Original Flatland Role Playing Game

The fleur de lis used. Unless this is some sort of victorian humour that I don’t understand, I think it deserves to be at least mentioned here. Evidently something was changed from edition to edition, and I’d like to know what.

I was the first editor to return this list to the article after it was deleted, but I rp mostly responding to the perhaps unintentional deletion of the “adaptions and parodies” section header as part of the deletion.

The author cleverly presents authoritative people who live in worlds of limited dimensions as cruel, tyrannical, and bloodthirsty. 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.