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post Jul 22 2009, 07:23 PM
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Could we have a forum which can only be posted to by a very few number of people where major events in HotE can be posted with a single paragraph of text thus allowing people living in the LRP version to get a feel for things, but without the depth of effort which would otherwise undermine HotE players. For example:


SKELETON TRADERS

This month merchant traders across the Empire were buying old bones. not for high prices, but the interest was quite noticeable. When interviewed Jalek Koss (31) of Bildteve said that a market for old bones had appeared on the northern edges of the Brokenlands. Retired Rosarian priest Elle Nawden (83) claimed that visions sent to her by her god made it clear that the bones were being used by the swelling numbers Necroflagic Ritualists gathering there. Mercenaries no doubt will be sought to trim some of the fat from these Necromancers!

that would be it, just enough detail that people have a clue to modify their world vision.

I would 'just do it' myself, but i think that might be treading on the creative juices of more formally in post individuals smile.gif


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post Jul 22 2009, 07:38 PM
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http://www.labyrinthe.co.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=1390

didn't last very long


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post Jul 22 2009, 08:04 PM
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QUOTE(aaaarrrggh @ Jul 22 2009, 08:38 PM) *



Could easily be ressurected.


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post Jul 22 2009, 08:36 PM
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The issue is the information from HotE itself isn't easily available unless you receive a turn for that city. People do not share their turns openly, publish the local news or let people into their "secrets" without input from those in the know in each city, govenors especially, the hope of posting news as perceived by me for each HotE batch faltered.

Thsi was somethign I tried to do off my own back with sadly at the tiem little success.

I specifically am not looking to create a LRP vs HotE debate or an over view of how people perceive either or both

Some people play multiple chracters in HotE in different "places" and as such are well aware of what is going on in the "game world" as they see it.

However to the casual player, or those that are not at all involved in HotE see a very different world. This is Labyrinthe the LRP club, what is happening on dungeons is the way the majority of players experience the game and the world.

As an aside "we" the plot team have been working a mechanism for such in character communication of news that we have had a desire and vision from since our evolution in the past months so to speak. Sadly we do not have unlimited time and while I would happily commit all of my time to my role if it was remotely possible the need to earn money to support my family has to come first. None the less I have set aside a fair portion of annual leave to devote to things over the coming week and with a little luck and some much needed co-operation from other parties the horizon might just bear the plot rich sunrise we dream of.


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post Jul 22 2009, 10:30 PM
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I keep a thread relating to events in Deci and less occasionally update some of the other cities when particularly news worthy events take place.

There is also a more indepth Heroes generated background relating to Deci that can be found here with information about the city that hopefully is useful for refs looking for flavour for dungeons based in Deci.

The info tends to lag a month or so behind as I tend to avoid posting the info before it's been printed in The Companion, otherwise that would usurp the usefulness of the Companion.

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post Jul 22 2009, 11:21 PM
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QUOTE(Jan @ Jul 22 2009, 08:23 PM) *
Could we have a forum which can only be posted to by a very few number of people where major events in HotE can be posted with a single paragraph of text thus allowing people living in the LRP version to get a feel for things, but without the depth of effort which would otherwise undermine HotE players.


The "Gameworld Forum" sort of serves that purpose

QUOTE(Jan @ Jul 22 2009, 08:23 PM) *
I would 'just do it' myself, but i think that might be treading on the creative juices of more formally in post individuals smile.gif


I see no reason why the informed / interested shouldn't post accordingly there without worrying about other people doing it - news is after all often a matter of perspective and events in Heroes particularly so.

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post Jul 22 2009, 11:35 PM
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I agree - posting news is a good thing and no reason it can not be coloured by IC perspective.
Don't think it would be treading on toes.

People should be able to post that sort of thing as and when they have something they want to share.
People shouldn't be expected to post on a regular basis either (IMO)

I occasionally post stuff for Sellaville (because it's a city I know a bit about) - but it's not regular and nor should it be - because occasionally there's nothing much going on of wider interest (or of interest to me).

The reason I suspect not a lot has been posted about Myron - is because a number of people have fragments of info.
As an aside - Heroes players tend to know about their small patch and not much else - there are some notable exceptions but they work hard at it (or play multiple characters)

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post Jul 23 2009, 06:27 AM
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I don't think it can be done as a character, or rather i don't think it *should* be done as a character, thus avoiding the need to know things in character and the high probability of being viewed as that character as an information risk.

Ian, I had another look at the Gameworld Info area, and to be honest its pretty mixed up (posts on ratfolk and the magic missile spell, no sticky management). One person/team to describe the top 3 themes going on in the Empire at any one time in a thread which will not get swamped by discussion so there is an easy point of reference for LRP only players would go a long way to make the game inclusive.

You wouldn't even to know what was going on as the author, only that something was going on. it's the something which lends themes to adventures, and as long as referees of LRP remain tangential in their writing, then all of a sudden there is a more integrated game world, without risk of meaningful contradiction (see the tangential comment).

The whole thread would be no longer than my initial post on this idea.

If someone doesnt think this idea has merit, I suggest they go and talk to the players who have not done 2 myths. ask them what the biggest 3 things to happen in the Empire are. see what kind of results you get. I suspect it would be historic published stuff, and not from the companion which is aimed at HotE players not LRP players because of it's density. (ie if you are going to read the companion, you are probably likekly to be the kind of person who would play HotE).

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I keep a thread relating to events in Deci and less occasionally update some of the other cities when particularly news worthy events take place.

There is also a more indepth Heroes generated background relating to Deci that can be found here with information about the city that hopefully is useful for refs looking for flavour for dungeons based in Deci.

The info tends to lag a month or so behind as I tend to avoid posting the info before it's been printed in The Companion, otherwise that would usurp the usefulness of the Companion.

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All of which is brilliant, fascinating stuff. but requires no insiginficant effort to read and digest, and involves a lot of stuff which isn't in the jargon that a pure LRP player uses. It is also specifically Deci, as opposed to a general non-city themed Empire watch. you know like the first 30 seconds of the news on telly, or the BBC news 'splash' webpage.

I would like to conclude that this is in no way a criticism of HotE play (which is great - I play 4 characters!), HotE players should not be expected to share info outside their gaming experience as some ind of duty. This is just a request for a spot where extremely distilled overviews can be placed in such a fashion that the degree of contradiction can be reduced.

Which will only improve things for everyone smile.gif



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post Jul 23 2009, 07:42 AM
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Being the heros whore i am, amongst my characters i normally cover The South, City of Keys, Gothiel, Eartholme, The Wilds, Deci and Halgar.

If people want the local news from any of those areas im happy to send them a local turn.

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