99: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (patron’s choice)

99: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (patron's choice)

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Intro 00:06 // Synopsis 01:16 // Remarks 08:39 (unreliable narrators, how to host a murder mystery, closed worlds, the dead) // Media 25:19 (The Sunken Land Begins To Rise Again, plus games, video games)


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Music Credits

Music is by Chris Zabriskie: chriszabriskie.com // bandcamp // instagram // youtube

Samples: “Is that you or are you you?” from Reappear and “Another version of you” from Thoughtless

2 thoughts on “99: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (patron’s choice)

  1. I was thinking that there’s not only a maximum number of relationships, but also a minimum below which you start to lose touch with reality. With only your own point of view, you can become convinced by your own bullshit and everything becomes subjective. There’s a Solipsist rpg that goes into this.

    I did enjoy Piranesi but I thought it explained too much towards the end. The Course of the Heart, and TSLbtRA did this better.

    On the Tarot/Water point, I’m very much into thematic unity in games. Sometimes it’s explicit, such as Blake in my Trail game, and sometimes it’s implicit like Strong Women/Anima in my CoC d20 game. It’s a reminder to the players that they are Somewhere Else without having to state it overtly and bring them out of that place.

    “Music as always is by …”, PAT-reon/PAY-treon, I think someone is haunting you.

    • Apologies, the inconsistent pronunciation is just me sub-contracting some of the work to my Alternate 731 version. Frankly we don’t agree on many things and I wonder why I keep him around

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