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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Having only run through some of the book, I’m not sure if this is relevant but: 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 flatlandd.

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. Perhaps people will also make similar comments about Swift’s flaland Modest Proposal”. 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” – although it looks like it could be good.

Flatlanders only have one eye – it’s also used as flatalnd mouth.

These are all false spatial metaphors. This article is supported by 19th century task force marked as Mid-importance. This book has caused some damage. Views Read Edit New section View history. 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 always be misunderstood.


Social ascent is the main aspiration of its inhabitants, apparently granted to everyone but in reality strictly controlled by the few that are already positioned at the top of the hierarchy.

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. Correct me if I am mistaken, as it has been 17 years since I’ve read this, but aren’t the females all thin isosceles triangles that could potentially impale the flatlanders? 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.

In part 1, section 3, they refer to the lower class inhabitants as “creatures almost on a level with women in their lack of intelligence”. I suppose people of today may not be aware that when flatlands was written, the important battles to gain Woman’s Suffrage were being fought, and that “Flatlands” was an instrument of change.

Your facetious post reveals the extent of the damage that has been done.

What is your definition of dimension? It is a surprisingly common mistake for people to think that the narrator of Flatland is named “A. What is the slight perception of the fourth dimension that we are seeing but can’t really perceive?

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

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I was told by my Geometry teacher when we read the book that Abbott used a penname when he originally published it.


Freedom is despised and the laws are cruel. Even though flatlanders could only view two dimensional objects in one dimensional cross sections, couldn’t they have utilized paralax? The KaSe game was at http: In so doing, the book misleads people and prevents them from understanding that a dimension flatlanr merely a way of measuring, determined by the constitution of our animal brains.

I have corrected this mistake in the article here.

It was somewhat more technical in approach, but it was most definately inspired by Flatland. The fleurs-de-lis at wikimedia commons were not public domain, and I didn’t want hassles with attribution, preferring public domain when possible.

A few differences were made. It’s not called paralax, it’s stereopsis, but same principle. I know it exists and I’ve read it, but Flatlan don’t know the title off hand. 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 the “adaptions and parodies” section header as part of the deletion.

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Where the slightest deviation from the norm can lead to arrest, imprisonment, execution and consumption by your peers or a lingering death by starvation. As a result of this constitution, there can be fpatland three spatial dimensions. I know that it’s of interest to mathematicians, but no clue as to its actual substance. Discworld 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.

Hope this helps Marcus Rowland