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General Archives / Springy spring
« on: March 31, 2015, 12:33:35 AM »
I'm pretty sure I was hibernating all winter, that's the only explanation for why I don't remember anything for the last like three months.

Spring is here, and that hopefully means that things are coming back to life. Only not people, because we don't need a zombie apocalypse on our hands. That would be bad.

General Archives / Plots/leaders clarifications for moving forward
« on: January 13, 2015, 08:34:42 PM »
Hi everybody,

Alright, so the forum became a ghost town for a little bit here... Since it's a lull, this is also probably a good time to refigure a bunch of stuff.

To that end, I'm writing up some extra documentation on plots and plot leaders to help us keep things from stagnating, and allowing us to move plots along even when there are a few people missing or busy with real life events. Hopefully this will also mean plots can continue even when it gets slower.

This will mean refiguring some plots to make sure they'll be able to be moved along, but it should help everything run more smoothly in the long run.

Until we have a place for it in the rules or an FAQ, this will serve as the official information:

For plots
  • Plots should be constructed in a way that gives any player the ability to interact with and affect or drive the plot forward. (This means the plot is accessible to any character, and not having the plot only affect or revolve around specific groups of people in the world, ie Court-only plots are not Territory plots.)
  • Plots are malleable and a cooperative effort, and may change over time based on what happens in play. An end goal may be kept in mind, but in-play threads and actions should affect the plot most.
    • Plots that do not currently fit these criteria will be reconfigured so that they do.
  • Inter-Territory plots are also allowed.

On plot leaders
  • Plot leaders are expected to be more than minimally active with their plot characters for the plot they are running.
  • Plot leaders are expected to answer questions and communicate with players regarding the plot they are running in a timely fashion.
  • While the plot leader is expected to move the plot forward, other players should also be able to affect and drive the plot, as well. Plot leaders are not tabletop-style GMs and are expected to allow other players to move the plot along themselves. (Players are expected to let plot leaders know about major shifts in direction or events ahead of time, but are able to take initiative on plot movement when it's in a planned direction.)
  • Plot leaders are taking on the responsibility of running a plot, and they are expected to keep up with the expectations of that position. If expectations are not met, a plot may be reassigned to someone else to run, or may be turned into a personal plot.

On the difference between personal plots and site plots
  • Personal plots revolve around a small number of specific characters, without which the plot cannot function.
  • Site plots may involve any number of characters, any of which are able to move the plot in a direction/affect events and outcomes directly, but which still functions regardless of specific characters involved.

A note on timelines and threads
While we do follow the seasons for a timeline, threads taking place before immediately current plot events are allowed - just note it in the first post of a thread as to when the thread is taking place.

Obviously, we're slow right now. It's going to take a bit to get back up to speed, most likely. I'm hoping that by changing things up we can maybe get going again. We'll have more info on what exactly is happening with plots once we figure out what needs major changes.

If you have any specific questions in the meantime, feel free to contact myself or Willow.

General Archives / Happy New Year
« on: January 01, 2015, 12:01:32 AM »
Happy New Year, everyone.

I know it's been slow for a while around here, but with the holiday craziness drawing to a close, things should start to pick up a little again.

There will need to be some rearrangements made to do so, more than likely, so just keep an eye out for that.

Thank you everyone who has been involved here, and here's to making 2015 a great year.

Player Archives / Re: Lady Zen
« on: December 15, 2014, 11:44:34 PM »
*waves* Hi there! Welcome welcome. :) I'm hideko, resident... something. I dunno what I am anymore. Resident stuff-doer.

Yay another person who likes Warlords and Princes! They're so much fun to play...

Feel free to come ask if you have questions or want to plot! And you can add me on skype - I'm hideko-sensei (so original).

Points & Awards / Re: Of the Month Awards and Previous Winners
« on: December 03, 2014, 07:14:13 PM »
October/November 2014

Isana Brewer

Joachim Vaulier

A Mouse or a Tiny Dragon?
with Isana Brewer and Joachim Vaulier

Points & Awards / Re: Of the Month Awards and Previous Winners
« on: October 08, 2014, 06:23:25 PM »
September 2014

Evangeline Raske

Aedan Diedne

Once is All it Takes
with Anastasia Emil and Cael Shaughnessy

Character Archives / Re: Garrett Abels
« on: September 22, 2014, 12:02:08 PM »

OOC Center / CharaHub - this is neat!
« on: September 22, 2014, 12:01:01 PM »
I came across this site yesterday - it's really neat!

Check it out - it lets you make character profiles and group them, it's got piles of fun questions for you to answer about them, and you can show connections between them. They can be posted publicly or privately, and you can make up to 100!

Just thought I'd share, since people around here might be interested in something like that. ^^

Character Archives / Re: Seymour Magnus
« on: September 08, 2014, 04:44:30 PM »

Character Archives / Re: Idalian Sayabur
« on: September 07, 2014, 09:35:07 PM »

Player Archives / Re: Justin
« on: September 06, 2014, 09:00:18 PM »
Yayyy welcome! And I love that avatar. XD Buffy ftw.

I've got characters all over, and we'll definitely have to plot!! Feel free to come chat and plot and whatnot, and ask whatever questions you have. I know you have my skype info. ^^

Character Archives / Re: Idalian Sayabur
« on: September 06, 2014, 06:36:48 PM »

Player Archives / Re: Mel
« on: September 04, 2014, 10:47:26 PM »
Hi Mel!! Welcome, welcome!

I'm hideko, another one of the staff-people. In the unlikely event that you can't find Elle, feel free to shoot questions and such at me, as well! I'm not on AIM all that often anymore (a PM here is more likely to find me, outside of skype), but my screenname is jewelhime (which is no relation to BJT - I've have that s/n since I was like 13).

Anyway - I've got characters alllll over the place, and I even if I'm not plotting with people I love helping them come up with ideas for things. So feel free to come plot or chat! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

General Archives / Re: Re: Redeeming Points
« on: September 04, 2014, 09:10:15 PM »
Accepted - new total 55pts.

Scelt / Re: Alene MacKenna
« on: September 04, 2014, 01:32:43 AM »

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