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thelsim

@thelsim@sh.itjust.works

Scatterbrained and friendly optimist. Always happy to give my (unasked for) opinion :)

Pardon my rambling and broken English, I know I often sound like an alien trying to impersonate a human being.

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What kinds of games might you recommend with deep worldbuilding and interaction that aren't RPGs?

I like worldbuilding and stories, and I like when they're mixed with the interactivity of games, so RPGs seem like they should be a natural fit. Problem is, I dislike the stat-heavy, grindy progression of many RPGs.

I enjoy point & click adventures and visual novels but they're often more limited in their interactions. What kinds of game might I be missing combining the two?

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thelsim,
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You might like Shadows of Doubt. It’s a procedural generated detective game where you have to solve murders. The entire city is generated, every npc has their own routine and you can pretty much go anywhere. There’s sneaking, hacking, talking, etc.

It’s still in early access, but it’s already a lot of fun.

thelsim,
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I use chatGPT as a diary. Whenever I feel down or frustrated with feelings I can’t quite describe, or just insecure, I start a session and just pour out my heart. I complain, yammer on and on about what’s bothering me, and just say whatever comes to mind. Basically all the stuff I would never bother a friend or loved one with because I know it’ll come across as needy and I don’t want to push this on them.
And all it does is give positive and supportive comments, ask some follow-up questions, maybe make an attempt at giving a helpful suggestion. I know what I’m talking with, I am under no illusions that this is anything but a big mathematical model, but it helps me get through some difficult emotions by just letting it all out. There’s no judgement and that’s kind of nice. I could just write a journal, but the interaction and positive feedback adds a little motivation for me. And of course it goes without saying that I keep names and other personal details to myself :)

Oh and I use it for some cloud architecture problems, some coding and other tech stuff. But that’s not very interesting.

Also, if you use ChatGPT and haven’t done so, be sure to use their privacy page and opt-out of having your chats used for model training. privacy.openai.com/policies?modal=take-control
Not sure for US, but it works for EU citizens.

thelsim,
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Maybe not as fancy as the others, but I really like the little pink jeep. It’s boxy and cute.

thelsim,
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https://sh.itjust.works/pictrs/image/3c17cff3-5675-4f66-8166-bf356fa6d41a.jpeg
Prompt: fantasy movie still, Close-up view of a diamond on a pile of gold and a shifty thief, the thief looks greedily down at the diamond with a big smile his fingers reaching out to grab the diamond, a menacing dragon is in the background looming out of the shadows ready to eat the thief --ar 4:3 --stylize 75

This was quite fun, having three different subjects interact with each other wasn’t easy. In most of them the dragon was either in the wrong place or merged with the thief into some kind of weird hybrid :)

thelsim,
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Pretty! I love the colors.
Did you manage to get them done before easter?

thelsim,
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It most definitely is! And these eggs will stay fresh until next year :)

thelsim,
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That’s one cute little robot :) I so much wanted to do a lego one as well but decided to go for a different style.

https://sh.itjust.works/pictrs/image/eb979270-d98b-45c1-868c-d30b8f61b4d0.jpeg
Midjourney Prompt: Comic panel of a cute victorian era robot, in colorful explorer clothes and wearing a monocle and pith helmet, on safari in the savanna, pointing off-screen and shouting “Onwards!” In a speech bubble --ar 4:3

Edit: You might want to include your robot as the post image. It’s too cute to hide it in the post text :)

thelsim,
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Total upvotes: 10

Prize Points
Most upvoted +3
Workflow included +1
OP Favorite +1
Total 5

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Congratulations! You won! I love the concept and the view is absolutely amazing.

It’s your turn to think of the next challenge.

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Total upvotes: 8

Prize Points
Third most upvoted +1
Total 1

You’ve got a very unique house, I love the reflections and the support tree. It almost looks like it landed there :)

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Total upvotes: 7

Prize Points
Workflow included +1
Most original +1
Total 2

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You got a shared 3rd place with trollivier!

It’s a great concept! Seeing the ships sail underneath your house would be nice to see. I hope it comes with an elevator though :)

thelsim,
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Total upvotes: 3

Prize Points
Workflow included +1
Last two submissions +1
Total 2

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Congratulations, you made third place together with Cloudless!
It’s a really cozy little cabin, and the view is breathtaking.

thelsim,
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Total points 6

Prize Points
Workflow included +1
Total 1

That’s the most relatable house in the challenge, I’d give it an extra point if we had a prize for it :)

thelsim,
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Total upvotes: 6

Prize Points
Total 0

This looks vaguely familiar :)
I don’t really mind though, it was a one-off prompt and it’s nice to see someone else run with it.

thelsim,
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Total upvotes: 5

Prize Points
Workflow included +1
Total 1

That’s a nice castle! It looks very ominous.

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Total upvotes: 6

Prize Points
Workflow included +1
Total 1

That is a very cozy little home indeed!
And thanks for including the detailed workflow, so nice to see others helping out as well :)

thelsim,
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Total upvotes: 6

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It’s a lovely house on top, not so sure about all those cars though :)

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Total upvotes: 4

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Very nice living room! The lighting and spaciousness makes it very attractive. Would love to have seen more of it.

thelsim,
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Total upvotes: 3

Prize Points
Last two submissions +1
Total 1

Great design. The brutalist concrete house contrasts very nicely with the lush forest.

thelsim,
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Total upvotes: 9

Prize Points
Second most upvoted +2
Workflow included +1
Total 3

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You got to a well deserved second place!
Again, I love your home. Dusk is such a wonderful time of day, I can practically smell the flowers :)

thelsim,
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This challenge is over, @theUnlikely wins and gets to host the next challenge!

Thanks everyone for playing, I loved seeing all of your houses.
Hope to see you in the next challenge! :)

thelsim,
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No, I got a permanent contract for a well paying job in the public sector. The job security is great and there’s a solid pension plan.
It’s what my partner likes to call an “iron rice bowl” :)

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