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jkason

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Whether games themselves move to this forum, I definitely think that the Inn and Pearl threads serve a central enough purpose that they, themselves, should be here, whether moved or started fresh. Even if we want the games to stay in Playing to attract folks, I think it's a good idea for the Inn--which is the recruitment hub--to be here. Likewise, The Pearl has a bookkeeping element to it that I think is well-served by being centralized. My 2 cents.
 

Qik

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Whether games themselves move to this forum, I definitely think that the Inn and Pearl threads serve a central enough purpose that they, themselves, should be here, whether moved or started fresh. Even if we want the games to stay in Playing to attract folks, I think it's a good idea for the Inn--which is the recruitment hub--to be here. Likewise, The Pearl has a bookkeeping element to it that I think is well-served by being centralized. My 2 cents.

Seconded. I think having the Inn thread around (as a sticky?) would be a good way to keep tabs on the activity there.
 

Maidhc O Casain

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I agree that the Inn and Pearl threads should be stickied here in the forum, and adventures - IC & OOC - should be in the main forums as they have been. The DWI and the MP serve purpose for record keeping, adventure recruitment, etc. Plus, to me it seems like this would maintain the feel of 'coming home' to the Dunn Wright and the Pearl, and 'going out' for adventures, if you see what I mean.
 

Walking Dad

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Is it possible to have sub-forums in this forum or no? Personally, I'd prefer one-stop shopping. My vote is put everything in here.
I'm with you on this.

This is my first reaction as well. That was one nice thing about the Social Group - it was all OOC all the time. Which was sort of nice!

Plus, having our LPF threads in the main Playing the Game forum will keep us visible to folks that are new to the site and not know about the Living Worlds and such.
Uhm, L4W, LEB and the old Living ENWorld have IC in the subforum and no dedicated OOC forum for every. I'm not sure this isn't some kind of board policy.

And it works so far for me. I'm playing in all of them. Standard OOC questions can be decided in a short spoilerblock and bigger ones have to be discussed with the judges in general anyway.

That said, I highly suggest using the sticky part of the sub-forum for the Inn and for the Pearl.
 

Artur Hawkwing

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Agreed. Though if we wanted to provide a "quick path" to the active adventures, we could do an 'Active Adventures' and a 'Past Adventures' link thread with the adventures named and a link to the first page, for those who might be browsing the subforum instead of the PTG thread. That way when adventures are completed, the link can be moved to the Past thread, and when the adventure itself meets deletion, then that thread link can also be removed.

Just a thought. Not bad for a guy with one heck of a cold, right? I can still get a thought.
 

Qik

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Agreed. Though if we wanted to provide a "quick path" to the active adventures, we could do an 'Active Adventures' and a 'Past Adventures' link thread with the adventures named and a link to the first page, for those who might be browsing the subforum instead of the PTG thread. That way when adventures are completed, the link can be moved to the Past thread, and when the adventure itself meets deletion, then that thread link can also be removed.

Just a thought. Not bad for a guy with one heck of a cold, right? I can still get a thought.

I think this idea is mighty fine.
 


Satin Knights

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I like that idea too. I started something similar on the wiki with a Roll Call listing active games and which characters are in them. Once the page is all fleshed out, it should have active games, finished games, characters lost in limbo, those checked into the retirement home, and those checked into the cemetery. It should make it a little easier to find who is where and also be editable by anyone. The forum threads require slight planning to have the judge account start sticky threads. I am advocating both, and hoping they stay somewhat in sync. So, one thread or two? I think one with a top half for active and bottom half for finished in the first post works.
 

IronWolf

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I like that idea too. I started something similar on the wiki with a Roll Call listing active games and which characters are in them. Once the page is all fleshed out, it should have active games, finished games, characters lost in limbo, those checked into the retirement home, and those checked into the cemetery. It should make it a little easier to find who is where and also be editable by anyone. The forum threads require slight planning to have the judge account start sticky threads. I am advocating both, and hoping they stay somewhat in sync. So, one thread or two? I think one with a top half for active and bottom half for finished in the first post works.

I think a forum thread linking to current and past adventures is a good idea. I would go with just one thread. I think we'll end up with several stickied threads as time goes on here, so trying to minimize the number out of the gate is a good thing to keep the first page here from being 3/4 stickied thread. So one thread, top half for active and bottom for finished adventures.
 

Satin Knights

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OK, I will switch accounts and start that thread. I can add the info to the thread and wiki page at the same time. Now, the hard part will be hunting down all the threads. The Current Occupants thread gives me a good start.
 

GlassEye

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OK, I will switch accounts and start that thread. I can add the info to the thread and wiki page at the same time. Now, the hard part will be hunting down all the threads. The Current Occupants thread gives me a good start.

We already have an Adventure Tracking page, with links to all of our current and past adventures that you could pull for the Roll Call page. Or you could use the Living Pathfinder prefix sort to just bring up LPF threads to get those links. Your Roll Call page is certainly prettier and includes more character information. I'm not pooh-poohing it; I really like the ideas that have come up. I'm just concerned that, in practice, these sorts of threads won't stay updated.
 

Living PF Judge

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That I, as a judge, skimmed right by and missed that tracking page shows that we should keep the list in more than one place. I don't expect that we will be able to keep the lists up to date, but the ability to find the list easily for a newbie is the key. It doesn't have to be a perfect list, just a "hey we are active over here!!!" I think Still Waters should be added to the tracking page.

The Roll Call page is more of keeping track of which players are active, and where they are. Most of the activity on the page will be checkins to the DWI if people do update the page. I would guess about one third of our characters on the wiki are idle and abandoned. I haven't got that far to count yet.

And I was bored, but didn't want to veg out in front of the TV. (about half done with the new thread and Roll call page)
-Satin Knights
 


Satin Knights

First Post
OK. I have created the thread from the judge's account. I did not see a way to make it sticky, so Ironwolf or Mowgli can do that if what I wrote was worthy. I tried to make it an "all in one" introduction.

Next, grocery shopping, dinner and then back to the roll call page. :p
 

jkason

First Post
I tried to figure out how to update the character templates so we could do an auto-updating chart like L4W has. It seemed like it shouldn't be that difficult to just create a template for the small piece of info we need (basically the current first block, plus a location and a player, probably), but I got myself hopelessly confused just trying to make a simple block template. :(
 


IronWolf

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It sounds like people are leaning towards having the DWI and Pearl threads also moved to this forum and stickied as well? Is that accurate? Let's get some yay's and nay's and if people want that I can ping Umbran to move those two threads for us.
 

Satin Knights

First Post
I have been modifying other people's code for 20 years. Just point me at an example of what you want for the block and I will see what I can do later tonight.

Edit: YES for moving DWI and Mystic Pearl here to be stickied.
 

GlassEye

First Post
Just wanted to say right out front that I think Ironwolf and Satin Knights rock for getting this forum and doing so much work on these threads and the wiki. I'd give you both xp but, of course, I gotta spread some around first...

And, YES for moving the DWI and the Pearl threads here with stickies.
 

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