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I just spent half the day playing Cultist Simulator as a Notorious Artist who dabbled in the occult and ultimately expired from a surfeit of Dread. So much for productivity today.

On the other hand before going down that rabbit hole I wrote some email back to a small press who has expressed interest in reprinting the Silicon Dawn. Art imitates life?

Gracious Anthracite @anthracite
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Cultist Simulator is neat and clever and I’m not actually sure I had fun playing it. Prettt sure it works better on a REALLY BIG SCREEN so you’re not constantly squinting at all the clever, clever text on it’s weird time-expiring virtual cards. It’s kind of compelling in the same way a clicker game is.

@anthracite I pretty much immediately go into options and crank up the UI size all the way; I'm kind of amazed it's as small as it is.

@Balina

When it first started up it defaulted to trying to run at my machine’s highest resolution, which is something absurdly high what with it being a Retina display. And then after playing a while I can kinda see that making sense aside from the part where I’d need a magnifying glass.

@anthracite

It's definitely not a game to play in a hurry. I find it's landed somewhere between that mindset that has me playing CIV V for two entire days and the stuff that has a clicker game running in the background. Something that's involving but can be just dropped and picked back up at convenience.