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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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 the other eye due to the different viewing angles of each eye. Newer Post Older Post Home.

The Original Flatland RPG

Enjoy your stay… Action and adventure in a world where characters are supposed to rp two-dimensional! It was somewhat more technical in approach, but it was most definately inspired by Flatland.

If they arre geometrical shapes without any internal structure they would fall apart if there was more than one opening into their bodies, which is why impalement is so deadly. I know that it’s of interest to mathematicians, but no clue as to its actual substance.

Many generations have been misinformed and misled by Flatland into misunderstanding the word dimension. Perhaps that could be included in the “Other Uses” section? This is not true, however. The movie has been made — just awaiting release http: Innovators are either imprisoned or suppressed. Could the Homer 3 episode of the Simpons as mentioned on http: The organisation and government of ‘Flatland’ is so self-satisfied and perfect that every attempt for change is considered dangerous and harmful.


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

Does anyone know the book Flatlan refering too? Where the slightest deviation from the norm can lead to arrest, imprisonment, execution and consumption by your peers or a lingering death by starvation.

After hearing flatlan this on a mailing list, I thought that it was a really good idea to pass it along to as many people as possible. This book has caused some damage. This article is supported by Science fiction task force. I have corrected this mistake in the article here.

It is likely that the damage is irreparable and dimension joins the many other words in our language whose flaatland and proper meaning has been forever lost and whose signified concepts will now be always be misunderstood. Didn’t this originally have links to the Flatland RPG sites? Views Read Edit New section View history. 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”.

Talk:Flatland – Wikipedia

flatoand The superimposition shows that the SVG version was very close to the original. Yet, we have depth perception because the closer an object is to the eyes, the more different cross sections that are produced in each eye. It is a surprisingly common mistake for people to think that the narrator of Flatland is named “A.

Having only run through some of the book, I’m not sure if this is relevant but: It was about a schoolboy and, eventually, his female friend who stumbles into hyperspace and has various adventures and mishaps. Unfortunately I do not recall the title or author. That book doesn’t appear to be among the related works listed in the article. The original title page said, “By A Square”–no period after the “A”, which is simply the indefinite article this can be seen on the title page reproduced in this Wikipedia article.


The fleur de lis used. 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. Freedom is despised and the laws are cruel. WikiProject Novels novel articles.


This article is supported by 19th century task force marked as Mid-importance. Where the only thing that matters is the straightness of your sides and the regularity of your angles. 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 that could potentially impale the flatlanders?

Does anybody recall a more recent novel based on a two-dimensional universe? Novels portal v t e This article is within the scope of WikiProject Novelsan attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to novelsnovellasnovelettes and short stories on Wikipedia. Most compass-legends in old maps used fleurs-de-lis, so we can surmise that that is what Abbott intended in his drawing.