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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It gives the impression that a dimension is a universe or a realm of being. This article has been rated as C-Class on the project’s quality scale. Newer Post Older Post Home.

The Original Flatland RPG

The superimposition shows that the SVG version flatladn very close to the original. These are all false spatial metaphors. Evidently something was changed from edition to edition, and I’d like to know what. 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. 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.

This world, as ours, is not prepared to receive ‘Revelations from another world’. Unfortunately I do not recall the title or author. I was the first editor to return this list to the article after it was deleted, but I was mostly responding to the perhaps unintentional deletion of flatlannd “adaptions and parodies” section header as part of the deletion. I did see an early version of Marcus’ Flatland game and it was really intriguing.

This book has caused some damage.

Most compass-legends in old maps used fleurs-de-lis, so we can surmise that that is what Abbott intended in his drawing. Many generations have been misinformed and misled by Flatland into misunderstanding the word dimension.

Flatlan was about a schoolboy and, eventually, his female friend who stumbles into hyperspace and has various adventures and mishaps. This is not true, however.


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. If you haven’t checked out one of Marcus Rowland’s RPGs already, you really should and because of the charity element this is a really good place to start.

The movie has been made — just awaiting release http: The organisation and government of ‘Flatland’ is so self-satisfied and perfect that every attempt flatlabd change is considered dangerous and harmful.

What is your definition of dimension? 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. This article is supported by 19th century task force marked as Mid-importance. WikiProject Novels novel articles Novels portal.

I am not so sure, Lestrade, that the mathematical insights in “Flatlands” are limiting.


Could the Homer 3 episode of the Simpons as mentioned on http: 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 the analogy to our world.

I was told by my Geometry teacher when we read the book that Abbott used a penname when he originally published it. Enjoy your stay… Action and adventure in a world where characters are supposed to be two-dimensional! Didn’t this originally have links to the Flatland RPG sites?

Let’s wait until the movie exists before we link to it – the world is full of “almost-made” movies that never make it to “made” – epg it looks like it could be good. In part 1, section rph, they refer to the vlatland class inhabitants as “creatures almost on a level with women in their lack of intelligence”.

The author cleverly presents authoritative people who live in worlds of limited dimensions as cruel, tyrannical, and bloodthirsty. Does anyone know the book I’m refering too? I suspect that nearly all string theorists have read the first three chapters of Flatlands, and some of them have used Flatland as a conceptual framework to be able to visualize higher dimensions.


It’s not called paralax, it’s stereopsis, but same principle. Unfortunately, satire is often misinterpreted today. Even though flatlanders could only view two dimensional objects in one dimensional cross sections, couldn’t they have utilized paralax? I agree that combining Cartesian determinacy with Flatlands’ dimensional limitation makes relativistic curving of spacetime a bit harder to fathom, but that is DesCartes’ doing, not Abbott’s.

Fltland from ” https: Flatlanders only have one eye – it’s also used as their mouth. That book doesn’t appear to be among the related works listed in the article.

This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project’s importance scale. It includes the novel, complete rules for the setting, three adventures and four adventure outlines, a complete wargame by Matthew Hartley Tusk, Aeronef, etc. The first exposure I had to Flatland was as the inspiration for a young adult novel I read many years ago. It was somewhat more technical in approach, but it was most definately inspired by Flatland. 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.

The Original Flatland Role Playing Game (The Flattened Remix) – Meme-Free Zone

It would be nice to add in information stuff about how Flatland is a satire of Victorian society rather than just talking about the book itself. This article is supported by Science fiction task force.

What you style Flatland is the rpgg level surface of what I may call a fluid, on, or in, the top of which you and your countrymen move about, without rising above it or falling below it.

In the end he becomes a member of a secret society tasked with protecting one of them from from higher dimensional beings such as, ironically, himself.