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Re: News & New Features!

Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:37 pm

NANO!


Hello everyone!

Anyone who's wanting to get involved in NaNoWriMo - come along and support each other here. Lets see those lovely words!!!

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Re: News & New Features!

Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:36 pm

The Big Character Wiki Update - Update!!!

Hello all!
If you're not wiki confident - there is a guide on how to use it! Here!.
Previously... (on the Big Character Wiki Update)
Peg wrote: We're trying to get all Character Wiki's up to date. If you can / would - please check your Character Wiki and then this thread and put any amendments / updates in it. We're working really hard, behind the scenes, to get all Character Wikis sorted (we've done A - J) but we need your help to identify issues. So please - let us know what is not correct / not there for your Character Wiki.

If you don't have a Character Wiki yet - please post to that thread with a link to your Player Secrets and your CS - we'll take it from there. If, over the next few weeks, you find that we're PMing you to ask for info - please be gentle. We are just trying to fill in gaps. If you're not sure whether you should post in the update thread, whether it's worth doing? Post it! I'd rather say "Nah, we don't need it" than have to say "I wish we had".

So - an update here.
1. We have done Round 1. This means that
a) all 169 Character Wikis have been checked, tidied up, and put in the correct "Categories" by myself and the Wiki Workers. We have checked the Categories are correct for the information that is already on the wiki

b) We created Racial categories and all pcs are now in the correct Racial Category (this will appear as "Eidisi PCs" at the very bottom of your wiki) - and on the wiki, you can have a look at all the other PCs of your race. This is a subcategory of the Race itself on the left hand menu so- find your race, click the little blue arrow, and it'll give you a place to go and look at all the others!

c) We've added in "PCs with Higher Education" as a Category, and this is now part of the PC Achievements stuff.

d) all the "click on this header for more information" formatting is gone. It was confusing and made the Table of Contents unusable.

e) I've created templates for staff to use when approving CSes and PSF tickets which should (I hope!) mean that Character Wikis are formatted in a more consistent manner going forward. They're in "Wiki Templates" if you want to look. It's a work in progress but all the new-pc stuff is done, and I'm working through a template or two a day.

2. We are now looking at PC Magic. There are 48 Character Wikis in the Category of "Mage PCs" and we're going through each one of them and tidying up how mutations are done. Each PC with magic will now have a link on their Character Wiki - under "Magic & Mutations" which links to a single page. That page will have all your PC mutations in one place.

3. After Magic, it'll be Renown, Skills, Inventions, Discoveries.

So, I'm going to ask again. Please check your Character Wiki and then this thread and put any amendments / updates in it. We're working hard to get this done, but information and links really helps us. We are NOT ignoring it, we just want to get the whole "structure" in place, so we can then test putting existing pcs on the wiki using the new templates.

To be clear - one of the aims of this is to demonstrate some of the truly remarkable achievements of our PCs on this site. There are so many, and they could go un-noticed if we don't put them in the forefront. We have PCs doing big wars, massive plotlines, but that's not really what I mean. Those are great - but also I want the inventions, the discoveries, the pc who creates a magic technique by exploding (!), the invention of a new game, the person who was involved in this plot, did that, etc.

So - once we have all the skills / abilities / marks / etc stuff done - I'm going to be asking you to link stories for me. Not yet (we'd get overwhelmed, it's already a big job) - but something for you to think about.

As always - any questions, drop me a PM! I'm just going to end by giving a shout out to our Prophets, Peer Reviewers and Wiki Workers - the people who volunteer their time to make this site run. If you meet the requirements, consider applying. Just two reviews a week, or one hour of wiki work - those can and do make a difference. As a community, this place is great. Keep telling great stories, stay safe! Thanks! <3

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Re: News & New Features!

Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:08 pm

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The Fourth Annual Holiday Event Is Here!!
Despite the chill of the night and the impending darkness of Cylus, Zi’da is a season filled with celebration and hope. The cool night air brings families together before a warm fire to tell stories. Various traditions have developed over time with emphasis on family including the lighting of special heritage candles, gathering in temples to offer thanks to patron Immortals, great feasts, and the occasional exchange of thoughtful gifts. Periods of time, or a single night, are spent honouring this idea of unity, friendship, and family.

Parents tuck their children into bed the night before these celebrations with promises of sweets and trinkets to play with come morning. It is this hope that has crafted some of the most enchanting stories about one beautiful, generous woman. These stories have multiplied over arcs with little agreement on how she looked and acted. It was the children that helped give her life. Their dreams portrayed an image of a young woman decorated with bright baubles and theatrical jewelry. She had glittering eyes that shined with life, and her face always carried a smile. She was capable of casting magic that appeared as glitter dust from her palms. Ponies, dancers, soldiers, and various other magical things would be made from this glitter dust, dancing around the scenes the young dreamers made.

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Myths of Saoire’s creation has circulated throughout Idalos. One thing is for certain: She is a humanoid creation of Emea that is capable of entering the physical world for a short time each arc - but more and more people believe that she is, in fact, one of the Immortals. Sightings of her are spoken of during Zi’da. She is a thin woman with pale skin. Her hair is always neatly tucked up beneath a crown that changes with each appearance. Sometimes, her head is adorned with glistening orbs of varying colours or small parcels that she will take down to give to a small child. Other times, the bristles of the fir tree branches are decorated with red holly berries, vibrant fruits, and pinecones. Her arrival to an area is always accompanied by the smell of warmth, spices, and juniper. She is quick to arrive and quick to disappear, providing gifts and wisdom to those that she visits.

Once the celebrations come to an end, Saoire steals herself back to Emea to watch the mortals of Idalos - her children - with anticipation of her next visit. New stories are generated of her to share the following arc. This season provides a glimmer of light in a world often too overwhelmed with fear, war, and dismay.
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Re: News & New Features!

Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:52 am

Knowing what we know.....


Hello all!

A new guide is published today on Common knowledge. This is about what you can assume everyone knows on certain topics - and how difficult it is to learn certain things.

The purpose of this guide is to help, going forward, with ease of gameplay / writing. Enjoy!

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Re: News & New Features!

Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:40 pm

ANNOUNCEMENT


Hello everyone!

The Becoming Rework and Update is now live on the Wiki!

Click here to read: wiki/index.php?title=Category:Becoming

The aim of this rework was to clarify and improve player opportunities and experiences with the magic. There are a lot of changes, so players who have characters with Becoming, please read thoroughly. For mechanics and playing, this rework can be considered a "going forward" change rather than a retroactive change. Story is open for players to figure out what that means for their characters. If needing help, please PM a staff member.

Here is a quick overview of some of the larger changes:
  • The categorization of families has changed, and restrictions lifted around certain families.
  • OOC Requirements are now detailed on the page, overall and per technique.
  • Totems have been clarified and explained. A section has been added about Totem Traits specifically.
  • Self-Totems have been reworked to be harmonized upon Initiation (read Self-Totem and Initiation for details).
  • Reproduction and Death for Becomers has been reworked.
  • A new technique called “Transform” (based on the basis of Becoming transformations) has been added to Novice Tier.
  • The Technique “Devour” has been removed.
  • The Mimai Write-up has been removed.
  • A new Technique called “Feed” (based on the Flaying Specialization that Becomers had) has been added to Expert Tier.
  • The experimental Specialization and Well abilities have been removed.
  • Initiation for Becomers has been reworked and includes a new magical link between Mentor and Initiate.
  • There are different restrictions to a few of the techniques (notably, check Chrysalis).
  • Further clarification has been given to several techniques.
If you have any questions, please post on the specific Becoming Rework Q&A thread located in the PSF here.

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Re: News & New Features!

Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:26 pm

Skills Primer.....


Hello all!

A new guide is published today, our Skills Primer. We've written this in order to give a bit more of an overview of how we play skills here on ST - and it discusses issues of overlapping skills, overplaying, etc. We hope it's useful to all!

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