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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What is the slight perception of the fourth dimension that we are seeing but can’t really perceive? This article is supported by Science fiction task force. Unless this is some sort of victorian humour that I don’t understand, I think it deserves to be at least mentioned here.

This is not true, however.

The Original Flatland RPG

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. It includes the novel, flatlabd rules for the setting, three adventures and four adventure outlines, a complete wargame by Matthew Hartley Tusk, Aeronef, etc.

This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project’s importance scale. C-Class novel articles Mid-importance novel articles C-Class Science flatlajd novels articles Unknown-importance Science fiction novels articles C-Class 19th century novels task force articles Mid-importance 19th century novels task force articles. 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.

If so, it would be worth mentioning. We only view the world through two dimensional cross sections you can never see an entire 3D object all at once without rotating it and going inside of it.

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 flatalnd be misunderstood. 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.


Unfortunately I do not recall the title or author. I did see an early version rpv Marcus’ Flatland game and it was really intriguing. The KaSe game was at http: If you flatand like to participate, you can edit one of the articles mentioned below, or visit the project page, where you foatland join the project and contribute to the general Project discussion to talk over new ideas and suggestions.

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It is a surprisingly common mistake for people to think that the narrator of Flatland is named “A. Unfortunately, satire is often misinterpreted today.

I was told by my Geometry teacher when we read the book that Abbott used a penname when he originally published it. This engenders sympathy for people who crave the liberation of being able to know and experience more spatial dimensions. Didn’t this originally have links to the Flatland RPG sites? It gives the impression that a dimension is a universe or a realm of being. 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.

That book doesn’t appear to be among the related works listed in the article. Throughout the novel, not a single character is named. Enjoy your stay… Action and adventure in a world where characters are supposed to be two-dimensional! I know it exists and I’ve read it, but I don’t know the title off hand. In Flatland Abbott describes a society rigidly divided into classes.

Posted by Christopher Helton at 7: This is actually one of the most interesting and least explored ideas in this remarkable book. The superimposition shows that the SVG version was very close to the original.

Fltland 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.

Where the slightest deviation from the norm can lead to arrest, imprisonment, execution and consumption by your peers or a lingering death by starvation.

What is your definition of dimension? It just seems like the “fog” and “feeling” is a messy idea that could have been solved easily. It describes intelligent beings who could come from a certain world and be able to detect more dimensions than beings who have more limited intelligences and who live in another dimensional world.


Correct me if I am mistaken, as it has been 17 years since I’ve read this, but aren’t fltland females all thin isosceles triangles that could potentially impale the flatlanders? The fleurs-de-lis at wikimedia commons were not public domain, and I didn’t want hassles with attribution, preferring public domain when possible.

Warehouse 23 – The Original Flatland RPG

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 tpg analogy to our world. In the end he becomes a member of a secret society rpf with protecting one of them from from higher dimensional beings such as, ironically, himself. Innovators are either imprisoned or suppressed.

Looking at it more closely, I agree that listing editions in print is unnecessary and could be removed from the article. As a result of this constitution, there can be only three spatial dimensions.

It also featured the existance of lower dimensional spaces, similar to flatland, but on the surface of a sphere. Does anyone know the book I’m refering too? It rgp somewhat more technical in approach, but it was most definately inspired by Flatland. The guy comes up with some really cool concepts. The first exposure I had to Flatland r;g as the inspiration for a young adult novel I read many years ago. The author cleverly presents authoritative people who live in worlds of limited dimensions as cruel, tyrannical, and bloodthirsty.

I found one of them eventually by going through three or four links, but can’t find the other at all now. It’s analogous to us three dimensional beings.


Where the only thing that matters is the straightness of your sides and the regularity of your angles. 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.

Even though flatlanders could only view two dimensional objects in one dimensional cross sections, couldn’t they have utilized paralax? This article is supported by 19th century task force marked as Mid-importance.