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ciannwn
April 24th, 2009, 02:16 AM
Wraith Worshippers Anonymous is run by rora'sPA , Starry Waters and Todd's Pet


PLEASE NOTE: We're in the process of giving the game a much needed overhaul. The rules are being simplified so just ask in this topic if you want to know anything. The following already applies -

Introduction (https://sites.google.com/site/wraithworshippersanonymous/home/wraith-worshippers-anonymous/getting-started-index/introduction): Required reading for anyone who is thinking of joining. Please do not sign up to play unless you are sure that Wraith Worshippers Anonymous is the right game for you.

The Threads (https://sites.google.com/site/wraithworshippersanonymous/home/wraith-worshippers-anonymous/role-playing-threads-locations-index): What OOC is for and locations guides for Boris's Hive, the Chill Out Hive, Planet and Offworld role playing threads.

Joining and Creating/Adopting Characters (https://sites.google.com/site/wraithworshippersanonymous/home/wraith-worshippers-anonymous/getting-started-index/joining-and-creatingadopting-characters)

Character and Character Owner Guides - (On WWANON Forum) (http://wwanon.freeforums.org/wwa-character-and-character-owner-guides-t70.html)

Disregard anything under this line - this is just for admin reference so we can keep track of what we still need to do.
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Starry Waters - runs the Chill-Out Hive

Todd's Pet - runs the Chill-Out hive.


Introduction Part One - Post Number 2

Introduction Part Two - The Characters Post Number 3 (http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10080239&postcount=3)

Introduction Part Three - The ThreadsPost Number 232

Joining And Inactivity - Post Number 4 (http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10080263&postcount=4)

Rules - Post Number 5 (http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10080275&postcount=5)

Basic Role Playing Rules for people who have never done online role playing before. Post Number 6123 (http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10696555&postcount=6123)


Update Posts

Draco Stellaris's Update Post For Important Information - Post Number 7 (http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10085589&postcount=7)

Game Guides Index - Post Number 10395 (http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?66132-Wraith-Worshippers-Anonymous-Introduction-Joining-And-Inactivity-Rules-OOC-Chat&p=11226413&viewfull=1#post11226413)

ciannwn
April 24th, 2009, 02:22 AM
Introduction Part One - The Game

This game wasn't planned out from the start. A group of barking mad Wraith fans met up in various Wraith thunk threads and our thunking led to a certain amount of role playing. As time went on we created a multi location game world and brought in original characters.

Kenny was turned into a coffee addict for a joke in the thunk threads - he now runs a coffee empire with shops across the Pegasus galaxy and on Earth. We have a hive ship orbiting a planet which hasn't been fully explored yet apart from a tropical island where some of the game characters live. One of the communities is made up of Scottish Wraith living a Celtic lifestyle in a hill fort located in the middle of the island. Ellia runs a Hippie Commune. Some of the SGA based Wraith characters wanted to dress as pirates so they now live in the Pirate Camp - they added a Tavern so they and any visitors could get merry (and noisy) every evening in a 'Pirates Of The Carribbean' setting. An alternate universe version of Terry Pratchett's Discworld turned up on the edge of the Pegasus galaxy - it has a stargate in our game world so characters can go to Ankh-Morpork if they fancy buying a rat on a stick from a Dwarf cook shop. Another hive ship full of original characters turned up every so often in the All Wraith Thunk Thread and Hive 95 has now got its own role playing thread. Hive 95 is the first hive ship in Pegasus to have an onboard roller coaster for thrills and excitement and some of its crew members enjoy an online, multi player role playing game called World Of Wraith. Then there's the mythological beings and creatures such as nymphs and dryads who like being barmaids at the Pirate Tavern, a hydra living in a swamp, a Sith (a Celtic fey who isn't at all like Tinkerbell) and a Cu Sith - a dog the size of a small cow with shaggy green fur.

What is the object of this game?

It's to have fun in a crazy game world which is sort of a cross between Stargate, Monty Python, Terry Pratchett's Discworld and Dallas (but with coffee and healthy, nutritious cream cakes instead of oil). Meanwhile, artists and writers have produced game related artwork and what we call mini fics - these are short stories about the characters and the game world and it's often been the case that something which turned up in a mini fic has become an established part of the game.

What is a Worshipper?

The game definition has evolved far beyond the original concept of adopting a favourite SGA Wraith and thunking over him/her. In SGA, Wraith Worshippers are humans who serve the Wraith in a variety of ways and this aspect is now very much a part of the game along with the original approach. The Kenny's Hive role playing thread is about the Koffee Nirvana company and there's an elite group of humans working for him who know the 'Big Secret' - the real owner of the company is a Wraith. They include Evan Lorne (the human front man), Aiden Ford, whose window washing company is contracted to keep the Koffee Nirvana shop windows clean and Gloria Oglethorpe, an original character sales representative. All these humans are Worshippers as defined in SGA even though we've never said that they're doing any thunking.

What does the word 'Worshipping' mean in the Character Owners Guide?

When we started out in the thunk threads, 'Worshipping' meant hugging, kissing and anything beyond that. Our adopted Wraith soon started developing personalities and they now vary when it comes to how much personal attention they want because some are more reserved than others. We've retained the word because the same will be true of any character in the game world whether he/she is a Wraith, an Earth human, a Pegasus human or a member of any other species. If you see 'Can be hugged at all times' it means that the character concerned is a friendly, demonstrative person - Kit, a Wraith toddler, loves being hugged so players can role play hugging him whenever they feel like it. Steve, on the other hand, doesn't want to be hugged, let alone kissed, by anyone other than Todd's Pet and Starry Waters while Siric is antisocial so hugging him is a very unwise thing to do. These basic guides doesn't mean that everything is set in stone, of course. Two players role playing their characters can find that their characters develop a relationship over the course of the game and end up wanting to go somewhere private for a Worshipping session. Complicated? No, it's just like real life.

What are potted plants?

When we started out in the thunk threads there were forests of artificial potted plants everywhere so characters could have a bit of privacy by disappearing behind them. Characters now have luxurious quarters, tents or huts so they don't need those potted plants any more. Disappearing behind the potted plants has since become a fun euphemism for the kind of Worshipping which requires characters to go somewhere private.

What does Wraith Worshippers Anonymous mean?

Worshipping a favourite Wraith can become an addiction. Humans who work for Kenny want to be anonymous where their status as Wraith Worshippers is concerned.

What does suck 'n puke mean?

This revolting phrase was inspired by some SGA Wraith feeding on a human's life force (sucking) and then returning it (puking). Examples of this are Todd and Sheppard (Common Ground), a Wraith and Larrin (Travellers) and the Wraith Commander and Ronon (Broken Ties).

What do Wraith eat in this game world?

The Wraith on Boris's Hive and the Hippies and Pirates on the Tropical Island tend to use Archimedes' feeding device which enables them to dine off the energy of the universe with, or without, an intermediary. The following mini fic explains what this device is and how to operate it.

The Technomagic Solution. (http://sites.google.com/site/wraithworshippersanonymous/home/wraith-worshippers-anonymous/fiction-main-index/ciannwn-s-fiction-index/the-technomagic-solution)

Gabriel, who runs the Atlantis Personnel Takeaway on Boris's Hive, grows clones of some members of the Atlantis Expedition to order. At one time this was the only alternate way of feeding but it is falling out of use now as Wraith have become accustomed to the technological method.

There's also a very specialised feeding method involving Worshipping and suck 'n puke. Talk to the inhabitants of the Chill Out Hive for further details. :D

Eating ordinary food for pleasure is now a very popular activity, though, so the Commander from 'Condemned' (Shawn) has become a cordon bleu chef. Ellia from 'Instinct' also bakes delicious biscuits.

What is creative vagueness?

You'll find a lot of that in the game. Characters have a way of getting to Earth in the blink of an eye without the Atlantis Expedition knowing. How does it work? Don't ask us because we've never come up with an explanation. Hive ships in Pegasus can pick up TV broadcasts from Earth but we don't know how. Characters can also access the Earth internet from hive ships but we haven't a clue why it's possible to do this.

What are Mods?

Mods are supernatural beings who sometimes step in to direct the affairs of mortals. They have set certain rules for the universe and these rules must not be broken. The GateWorld forums are PG rated so if a Worshipping session starts getting too adult, so to speak, a Mod will swoop down out of the sky and throw a bucket of cold water over the characters concerned. :D

ciannwn
April 24th, 2009, 02:25 AM
Introduction Part Two - Characters

What is a game alter ego?

A game alter ego is a player's main character who represents him/herself in the game. Some players have based theirs on their real life selves while others wanted to get away from real life and be a Wraith or a Wraith/human hybrid. If you've ever longed to be a descended Ancient, a Genii or a Jaffa, here's your chance. How would a Jaffa get into the Pegasus galaxy? See Creative Vagueness. :) Not all players will have read Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, though, so we've tended to keep TPD-123 as a world which characters visit in mini fics or offstage apart from an occasional Discworld character turning up as a tourist. If you've really got your heart set on being a seamstress from Ankh-Morpork we'll have to find a way of making it clear what a seamstress is for everyone who hasn't read the books. (Remember the Mods, though.)

What is an adopted character?

Once you've got used to the game world you can have secondary characters to role play as well as your game alter ego. Some characters who are present in the game world have established backgrounds while others are just extras at the moment - these include a number of SGA based Wraith and the nymphs and dryads. Others, such as SGA based Wraith Queens, aren't in the game world yet.

What is an original character?

Many players created their own secondary characters. There are still sixty hive ships in our game world Pegasus galaxy so if you want a Wraith who looks exactly like Steve or Todd apart from a distinguishing tattoo you'll be able to have one. Are there female Wraith who aren't Queens? There are some on Hive 95 so I'm sure you'll find more on those sixty hive ships. We never saw any in SGA unless you count Ellia and the Keeper from 'Rising' but that doesn't mean a thing in a game world where there are nymphs, dryads and a Scottish fey. You could have a human working for Kenny or Ford's window washing company or any character you like as long as you can find a way of fitting him/her/it into the game world.

How do Wraith Queens fit into this game world?

Wraith Queens don't always get on all that well and like to be in command of their own hive ships. If a player wants a Wraith Queen as a game alter ego, an adopted character or an original character, the Queen concerned must have her own hive ship somewhere in the Pegasus galaxy. When such a Queen is active in the 'Boris's Hive or 'The Planet' role playing threads she must regard Ellia as the Primary. If she is active in the 'On Board Hive 95' role playing thread she must regard Queen Amadala as the Primary.

Do we allow gay characters?

Of course, because they're supposed to exist in the fictional Stargate universe. Joe Mallozzi's blog has this entry (http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2008/12/08/december-8-2008-ships-and-what-ifs/)where he said that he's thought of a recurring SGA character as being gay for several years. The same blog entry also reveals that Alicia Vegas was supposed to be gay but the all important scene in 'Search And Rescue' had to be cut for time.

Meanwhile, in Sunday (http://www.gateworld.net/atlantis/s3/transcripts/317.shtml)this turned up in a conversation between Sheppard and Ronon -

SHEPPARD ....are you datin anyone?

DEX: You mean like a woman?

SHEPPARD: Or a man. (He shrugs.)

DEX: No. Im not ready yet.

We haven't got any gay characters at the time of writing this Introduction but if players want to introduce some into the game they are free to do so.

ciannwn
April 24th, 2009, 02:49 AM
Joining And Inactivity

Note: As the COH isn't really part of the game world, Todd's Pet and Starry Waters have the right to invite unregistered people to post in their thread as guests.


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Before you read any further we're looking for people who think they'll be able to contribute to the role playing on a regular basis. By regular we mean having the time to come online most days of the week and make at least 2-3 role playing posts. We understand that it isn't always possible to do this, of course, because of things like holidays, illness or real life throwing up unexpected circumstances. - even the game organisers have real lives so can't be on their computers 24 hours a day for 365 days of the year.

The following procedure for joining is likely to seem complicated but it's designed to get new players into the game as quickly as possible. because the he game organisers can't be online all the time. We want to ensure that a prospective new player doesn't send a Private Message to someone who won't be around for a week or more due to a holiday, illness or some other real life reason.


Creating a game alter ego

Introduction Part Two - The Characters (http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10080239&postcount=3)will give you the basic information you need for creating the character who will represent you in the game. The first post in the Game Guides (http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=66136) thread is an index with links which will take you the Character Guides so you can see what characters we have in the game so far.

When you have an idea for a game alter ego, do the following.


a: Submit a post in OOC chat saying that you're interested in joining the game and state the idea you have for a game alter ego. (OOC chat is the thread you're in now as you're reading these instructions.)

b: Make a note of the post number. (This is the white number next to the scales in the top right hand corner of your post)

c: Wait 24 hours for one of the game organisers to reply to your post so you can discuss details such as how your game alter ego idea can be fitted into the game and your character brought into the game world.

d: If your post hasn't been replied to after 24 hours it's possible that it was overlooked. Go to the Player List and click on the link for ciannwn, Draco-Stellaris or Draygon. This link will take you to the selected person's profile where you will see a form for posting a Visitor Message which will appear on the profile. Leave a message saying that you're interested in joining and have posted an application in OOC chat in Post No (whichever one it was). To be on the safe side leave the same Visitor Message on another game organiser's profile as well just in case your first choice is unable to get online.

e: After the finer details concerning your game alter ego idea have been sorted out with a game organiser you will need to write entries for the Character Guide and Character Owners Guide.


The Guide Entries

1: The Character Guide entry.

Important Note - . PleiadesAltariel, the record keeper, doesn't have time to create guide entries from other peoples' notes. If your entry isn't something which can be more or less copied and pasted into the Character Guide it will be rejected.

The Character Guide entry is for other players to refer to. It doesn't have to be very detailed at this stage because it can always be updated later with important changes/additions due to what happens over the course of the game. Here is the kind of information which should be included in an initial entry.



Name, Race, Gender, Appearance and Age if applicable. (Examples - a 30 year old human or a young Wraith. An Asgard who has gone from cloned body to cloned body will automatically be very old. The same is true of a descended Ancient even though his/her new physical body can look young.)

Background details. Where does this character come from? What did he/she do before we meet him/her in the game world? Does he/she have any skills or talents?

Important personality/character traits.


2: Character Owners Guide entry

State your wishes concerning Borrowing and Worshipping. The Rules give full details concerning what these terms mean in the game and the Character Owners Guide will show you how to word your entry. ciannwn is prepared to be lenient here, however, so as long as your wishes are stated clearly she won't mind rewording something if neccessary.

Once you've completed these entries, post them in OOC chat and wait until a game organiser has notified you that you have been officially accepted as a player. If this hasn't happened after 24 hours send a Visitor Message to ciannwn, Draco-Stellaris or Draygon. Again, to be on the safe side, leave the same Visitor Message on another game organiser's profile as well just in case your first choice is unable to get online.

Subscribing To Threads

Once you've been accepted as a player you will need to subscribe to all the threads related to the game. Introduction Part Three - The Threads (http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10141072&postcount=232) gives full instructions, including how to find the threads.

Instant Email Notification For Subscribed Threads

After subscribing to the threads you will need to set your Default Thread Subscription Mode to instant email notification if you haven't already done so. Go to -


a: My controls

b: Left hand menu section headed Settings & Options

c: Edit options

d: Scroll down the page to Messaging & Notification and Default Thread Subscription Mode is the second in the list.

When you are active in role playing -


a: Keep one browser window open on your email program In Box.

b: Use some kind of alert which notifies you when a new email has come in. For example, whenever ciannwn gets a new email a little box pops up at the bottom of her screen so she just switches over to her mail window. Opening a GW forum email gives her a link which, when clicked on, takes her to the relevant topic in the GW forum.

c: When you receive an email saying there's a new post in OOC chat, go to the post straight away and read what it says in case a player has announced they're leaving the game.

Instant email notification will also let you know when new role playing posts have been made. If the role playing threads are deserted when you come on, make appropriate role playing posts and then go off and do something else - join in another GateWorld topic, chat to friends via Visitor Messages, go to another website or read a book etc. When you get an email saying that somebody has made a role playing post just go along and see what's in the post.

Adopting A Character/Creating An Original Character

Once you've been playing for a while and know how the game works you can consider adopting one of the game characters who is in the Up For Adoption List. (http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10087112&postcount=14) You also have the option of creating an original character if you prefer.



Inactivity

Planned Absence

If you know you won't be able to get online for a few weeks or months because you're going somewhere without internet access make an announcement in OOC chat. Say how long you will be away and what game explanation you want for your characters disappearing from the game world during your absence. If you prefer, you can give permission to role play your characters to another player during your absence.

Unexpected Real Life Circumstances

If real life suddenly becomes unexpectedly hectic please post an explanation for your absence in OOC chat if you have a minute or two to spare. If at all possible, say what explanation you want for your characters disappearing from the game world. If you prefer, you can give permission to role play your characters to another player during your absence.

Important Note: If you're unable to make arrangements for your characters and their sudden disappearance is holding up the role playing, the game organisers claim the right to role play your characters. How much role playing will depend on whether or not a character is performing an important function in the game scenario.

Inactive For 3 Months Without Explanation.

If you are inactive in the game for three months the game organisers will assume that you have lost interest in it. Your characters, including your game alter ego, will be regarded as available for adoption or transferred to players who have been given Borrowing permission for these character if such players exists.

ciannwn
April 24th, 2009, 03:00 AM
The Rules

The rules are dealt with under the headings of Borrowing, Worshipping and Posting In Appropriate Threads. The Borrowing section is the lengthiest because it has to cover what people should do if they want to Borrow a character and what the owners of the characters should do if they receive such requests.


Emergency Role Playing and Borrowing

Everyone has the right to say that someone's character finishes a conversation or completes an action if the owner suddenly disappears and their absence is holding up a role playing plot. Real life often throws up the unexpected such as a computer going wrong or a neighbourhood having a power cut etc. The aim of Emergency Role Playing is to shuffle the character or characters concerned into the background or say they follow everyone else to a new location etc. so the plot can continue with the remaining characters.

Mentioning somebody else's character in passing in a mini fic is also permitted as in these examples -

X sent a photograph to Ciannwn for inclusion in the Chronicles

Y sent a report about the malfunctioning door to Jimmy and the hive maintenance tech said he'd see to it as soon as possible.

Borrowing means fully role playing someone else's character, making him/her a central character in a mini fic or saying that he /she performed a lot of actions offstage.

Other peoples' characters covers the following -


Players' game alter egos
Adopted characters
Original characters


The Character Owners Guide lists (a) who owns which character (b) whether the owner is willing to let another player Borrow a character with permission and (c) any players who have been given permanent permission to Borrow a character. for role playing, mini fics or both.

2: How to Borrow or lend a character.


a: If you want to Borrow a character for role playing, a mini fic, or both contact the owner by way of visitor message or private message.


b: If you agree to lend a character post an announcement in OOC chat. Give the name of the player who is Borrowing the character and state whether the loan is for the purpose of a mini fic, role playing or both. If you aren't happy with the result of the other player's Borrowing, sort it out between yourselves by private message. If you decide that you not longer wish this player to use your character post an announcement in this thread stating the names of the player and character concerned.


c: If you give another player permanent permission to Borrow a character post an announcement in OOC chat. State.whether the permanent permission is for role paying only, mini fics only or both role playing and mini fics. The Character Owner Guide can then be updated accordingly.


d: If you've been given permission to Borrow other peoples' characters please keep them in character whether you're role playing them or including them in a mini fic. This doesn't mean you can never introduce them to anything new or put them into unfamiliar situations but ask yourself how these particular characters would react according to their personalities before doing so. The Game Characters Guide gives basic details for each developed character in the game world such as personality traits, occupations, hobbies, relationships and any important facts concerning their pasts etc. We hope this will be a useful resource for players who have permission to Borrow someone else's character.

3: Essential Characters. These are characters who perform an important function in the game world. They have owners but are role played by ciannwn, Draygon and Draco-Stellaris so they can be available for other characters to interact with if the owner isn't participating the game. These essential characters are special cases in some respects and here are two examples -


Zaddik is a herbalist who makes remedies such as hangover cures and natural beauty products such as shampoos and hair conditioners. He lives and works in the Hippie Commune so anyone can announce they're going to visit him to get whatever is needed. A player can also say he advised their game alter ego to try something new. This won't be counted as Borrowing because acting as a consultant is part of Zaddik's role in the community.

Gabriel runs the Atlantis Personnel Takeaway. Saying that one of your characters has placed an order or is going to feed on a completed order won't be counted as Borrowing because producing clones for Wraith food is his role in the community.


Worshipping

Do not role play your characters Worshipping other peoples' characters without permission. Worshipping, in the context of the Character Owners Guide, covers the following -


Hugging.
Kissing
Anything beyond that.


For further explanation of the term see - What does the word 'Worshipping' mean in the Character Owners Guide?' in Introduction Part One.

If players find that their characters have developed relationships over the course of the game, the Character Owners Guide can be updated where these characters are concerned. Other players will then have essential information such as Miss X is happy to be hugged and kissed by her boyfriend but doesn't want every male in the game world hugging and kissing her whenever they feel like it.


Posting in appropriate threads.

1: The role playing threads are for role playing content only with one exception.

If something in a role playing post requires an explanation, an explanation can be presented in the following format at the end of the post as long as it is short and precise. An explanation which requires more than this should be posted in OOC chat. Here (http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10105811&postcount=83) is an example.

(OOC: in reality, the event will post on tuesday, but the exact time won't likely be 7pm EST, US. But sometime in the late afternoon or evening).

2: If you know you're going to be absent from the role playing for a long period of time. Post an announcement in OOC chat eg- I have to go for a couple of hours now or it's late so I'm off to bed.

3: Game related issues which require players being out of character These posts go into OOC chat. Game related issues include (1) questions about anything to do with the game (2) discussions about whether or not to add a new role playing thread etc. (3) new/updated character guides and new/updated information about borrowing and sharing.

4: Game related mini fics, artwork and signatures These posts go into OOC chat along with any comments other players wish to make about them.

5: Fanfic, signatures and artwork not related to the game These posts should to into whichever GateWorld forum threads are the most appropriate.

6: General thunking over SGA characters, everyday chat and discussions about characters and stories in Stargate Atlantis These posts should go into whichever GateWorld forum threads are the most appropriate. The Wraith Defenders Club (http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=37661) in the Stargate Atlantis forum is a popular thread for discussing Wraith as they were presented in the show.

7: Game Guides Thread. Nothing must be posted in the Game Guides thread by anyone other than the game organisers (ciannwn, Draygon, Starry Waters, Todd's Pet and Draco-Stellaris.

Draygon
April 25th, 2009, 06:07 AM
Draygon's Update Post For Important Information

Testing testing, 1,2,3 :P

Draco-Stellaris
April 25th, 2009, 09:32 AM
test...

ciannwn
April 27th, 2009, 12:40 PM
The first of the Out Of Character game discussions.

I've noticed that some people have ended up on the island beach in The Planet role playing thread. Boris was on his hive when he mentioned the party. I think it might be easier if we removed Boris's Hive as a location in The Planet role playing thread and set up a new role playing thread called Boris's Hive.

Draygon
April 27th, 2009, 12:42 PM
The first of the Out Of Character game discussions.

I've noticed that some people have ended up on the island beach in The Planet role playing thread. Boris was on his hive when he mentioned the party. I think it might be easier if we removed Boris's Hive as a location in The Planet role playing thread and set up a new role playing thread called Boris's Hive.
I agree with that. It can get really confusing of exactly where you are :S

rora'sPA
April 27th, 2009, 12:44 PM
I agree with that. It can get really confusing of exactly where you are :S

I agree. Since I haven't been on that long I still need to get to grips with various locations, but still think having so many RPG threads is going to get a bit confusing.

Gatecat
April 27th, 2009, 12:49 PM
The first of the Out Of Character game discussions.

I've noticed that some people have ended up on the island beach in The Planet role playing thread. Boris was on his hive when he mentioned the party. I think it might be easier if we removed Boris's Hive as a location in The Planet role playing thread and set up a new role playing thread called Boris's Hive.

I think thats a good idea. :)

ciannwn
April 27th, 2009, 12:51 PM
I agree. Since I haven't been on that long I still need to get to grips with various locations, but still think having so many RPG threads is going to get a bit confusing.


The Planet thread covers a number of locations - Boris's Hive, The Mainland and The Island which also has a number of locations on it. It's going to get very confusing because we won't know who is meant to be on the hive ship and who is meant to be on the island. It will be even worse if more people join later.

It didn't matter so much before because we just muddled through somehow in the AWTT. I think we've got to be more precise now, though, because this is an official RPG forum game.

Draygon
April 27th, 2009, 12:53 PM
The Planet thread covers a number of locations - Boris's Hive, The Mainland and The Island which also has a number of locations on it. It's going to get very confusing because we won't know who is meant to be on the hive ship and who is meant to be on the island. It will be even worse if more people join later.

It didn't matter so much before because we just muddled through somehow in the AWTT. I think we've got to be more precise now, though, because this is an official RPG forum game.
Since there are many differnt locations on Boris's hive itself, I almost wonder if it wouldn't be worth making a new thread for it (no pressure though :o)

ciannwn
April 27th, 2009, 12:57 PM
Since there are many differnt locations on Boris's hive itself, I almost wonder if it wouldn't be worth making a new thread for it (no pressure though :o)

That's another good reason for making Boris's Hive a separate role playing thread. The Planet thread would just be everything on the Planet then.

I'll make a new thread after Heroes. If I try to do it now I could end up making typing errors or putting the wrong icon on.

ciannwn
April 27th, 2009, 02:21 PM
Game update.

We now have a separate role playing thread for Boris's Hive which can be found here.

http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?p=10096048#post10096048

Anything happening on Boris's Hive will now be in this thread. The Planet thread will now be for anything happening on the Planet, including the Mainland and Island.

Anyone on the Planet who wishes to communicate with Boris's hive will need to use telepathy or have a communications device with them. :)

I'll update the guides and introduction tomorrow.

ciannwn
April 28th, 2009, 06:45 AM
Shawn's kitchen now has a blackboard for notes and messages. This has been added to the Game Locations guide for Boris's Hive.

ciannwn
April 28th, 2009, 12:26 PM
I've made further entries in the the Games, Pastimes And TV Shows (http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10094197&postcount=16)and Animals And Plants (http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10094582&postcount=17)game guides.

Please read these guides - they cover things which turned up in the thunk threads and were then forgotten as they were buried several hundred pages back. They could inspire role playing posts because they are part of our game world.

ciannwn
April 28th, 2009, 02:35 PM
Game discussion point.

Some Wraith characters who haven't been adopted by Worshippers are essential members of Boris's crew.

1: Archimedes - research scientist and inventor.

2: Hector - test pilot for vehicles which Archimedes invents. Also pilots the Yellow Submarine when tracking the Kraken

3: Jimmy - hive maintenance tech. Builds enclosures for the zoo, reconfigures rooms and corridors when needed etc.

A future player who has a Wraith game alter ego might want to adopt Zaddik as a Worshipper and he performs an essential role in the community as a herbalist.

Game discussion point - new rule for certain characters.

1: Adopted characters who perform an essential task in the game can't be taken home to live with Worshippers or on some other Wraith hive so they only visit the game world when their owners turn up in the GW forum to play.

2: The above is a condition attached to adopting those characters.

3: Permanent permission must be granted to certain players to role play this class of character when the players who have adopted them aren't participating in the game.

The reason behind this suggestion is that we could end up stuck where role playing is concerned as in these examples -

DS wants to role play getting more animals for the zoo. She needs Jimmy to build more enclosures but his Worshipper has taken him back to Earth and the player concerned hasn't been on for several days.

Players want their characters to visit Zaddik for something but he's been taken to another hive by the Queen who has adopted him as her Worshipper. The player concerned hasn't been on for several days.

Draco-Stellaris
April 29th, 2009, 05:03 AM
Game discussion point.
Some Wraith characters who haven't been adopted by Worshippers are essential members of Boris's crew.

1: Archimedes - research scientist and inventor.

2: Hector - test pilot for vehicles which Archimedes invents. Also pilots the Yellow Submarine when tracking the Kraken

3: Jimmy - hive maintenance tech. Builds enclosures for the zoo, reconfigures rooms and corridors when needed etc.

A future player who has a Wraith game alter ego might want to adopt Zaddik as a Worshipper and he performs an essential role in the community as a herbalist.

Game discussion point - new rule for certain characters.

1: Adopted characters who perform an essential task in the game can't be taken home to live with Worshippers or on some other Wraith hive so they only visit the game world when their owners turn up in the GW forum to play.

2: The above is a condition attached to adopting those characters.

3: Permanent permission must be granted to certain players to role play this class of character when the players who have adopted them aren't participating in the game.

The reason behind this suggestion is that we could end up stuck where role playing is concerned as in these examples -

DS wants to role play getting more animals for the zoo. She needs Jimmy to build more enclosures but his Worshipper has taken him back to Earth and the player concerned hasn't been on for several days.

Players want their characters to visit Zaddik for something but he's been taken to another hive by the Queen who has adopted him as her Worshipper. The player concerned hasn't been on for several days.

That's a sensible suggestion. Those characters with an important function should be available for role playing at all times. After all, what would we do in case of an emergency need for Zaddick's hangover cure? ;)

ciannwn
April 29th, 2009, 05:59 AM
That's a sensible suggestion. Those characters with an important function should be available for role playing at all times. After all, what would we do in case of an emergency need for Zaddick's hangover cure? ;)

Rhys wouldn't be happy for a start. :D

Maybe the simplest way around it would be to say that certain characters can't be adopted as such but player's alter egos can build up relationships with them during the game. We can then state that these specialised characters can be permanently role played by you, me and Draygon because we're three of the game organisers. I could include the following characters as well -

1: Shawn because he's needed for running the kitchen/dining area, providing food for parties and baking cakes for special occasions. He also creates healthy and nutritious cakes and pastries for Kenny's Koffee Nirvana shops and this is related to the Kenny Hive role playing thread - his hive ship is where the Koffee Nirvana H.Q. is located.

2: Erik because he specialises in hacking into the Atlantis computers and main data base. If we ever need to find out what McKay might be up to Erik's the one who can investigate.

3: Ellia who is recognised as a Queen by Boris and most of his crew members. (Official crew members are currently unadopted SGA Wraith characters who live on Boris's Hive). The game guide says that players can adopt Wraith Queens or create a Wraith Queen game alter ego but Ellia must be recognised as the Primary in the game world. Queens with their own hive ships can make alliances with Ellia etc. Mar is currently in the process of doing this with her newly adopted Queen, Akasha.

4: Neo and Fred because they're behind all the fun mayhem that goes on such as water pistol fights.

5: Gawain because his character guide says - He's reliable and helpful so the Wraith to ask if you need assistance with setting up a party or require food and equipment ferried to a location. He's also in charge of culling expeditions but these are few and far between now that Boris's Hive has a cloning facility.

6: Jean-Luc, at least for the moment. He once served on Akasha's hive and had a part to play in the current Akasha/Boris/Ellia alliance plot. He might be needed again.

Just thought of another one -

7: Boris because he's the commander of Boris's Hive.

Draco-Stellaris
April 29th, 2009, 06:38 AM
Rhys wouldn't be happy for a start. :D
Rhys: :mckay: I'm not that bad.
Me: Yes, you are.


Maybe the simplest way around it would be to say that certain characters can't be adopted as such but player's alter egos can build up relationships with them during the game. We can then state that these specialised characters can be permanently role played by you, me and Draygon because we're three of the game organisers. I could include the following characters as well -

1: Shawn because he's needed for running the kitchen/dining area, providing food for parties and baking cakes for special occasions. He also creates healthy and nutritious cakes and pastries for Kenny's Koffee Nirvana shops and this is related to the Kenny Hive role playing thread - his hive ship is where the Koffee Nirvana H.Q. is located.

2: Erik because he specialises in hacking into the Atlantis computers and main data base. If we ever need to find out what McKay might be up to Erik's the one who can investigate.

3: Ellia who is recognised as a Queen by Boris and most of his crew members. (Official crew members are currently unadopted SGA Wraith characters who live on Boris's Hive). The game guide says that players can adopt Wraith Queens or create a Wraith Queen game alter ego but Ellia must be recognised as the Primary in the game world. Queens with their own hive ships can make alliances with Ellia etc. Mar is currently in the process of doing this with her newly adopted Queen, Akasha.

4: Neo and Fred because they're behind all the fun mayhem that goes on such as water pistol fights.

5: Gawain because his character guide says - He's reliable and helpful so the Wraith to ask if you need assistance with setting up a party or require food and equipment ferried to a location. He's also in charge of culling expeditions but these are few and far between now that Boris's Hive has a cloning facility.

6: Jean-Luc, at least for the moment. He once served on Akasha's hive and had a part to play in the current Akasha/Boris/Ellia alliance plot. He might be needed again.

Just thought of another one -

7: Boris because he's the commander of Boris's Hive.

:eek: That would be all of your boys, plus Ellia and Jean-Luc. Make sure you have always one of them left for yourself to role play, otherwise you could end up wraithless. :eek:

But it would make things easier because they are all important for developing stories. We can always be sure that if life should get boring Fred and Neo come up with something amusing. :D

ciannwn
April 29th, 2009, 07:08 AM
:eek: That would be all of your boys, plus Ellia and Jean-Luc. Make sure you have always one of them left for yourself to role play, otherwise you could end up wraithless. :eek:

When I'm online I can role play whichever of my boys are needed for a specialised function at the time. If I have to go shopping, am not feeling well or RL gets in the way by other means, you or Draygon could take them over to keep the role playing going (as long as one or other of you are online at the time, of course). If I've 'explained' my absence in the game by saying that Boris and Ciannwn have gone somewhere quiet for a bit of Worshipping, for example, he can still be contacted by telepathy or personal communicator if he's essential for something and he'll return to his Commander duties. A ship's captain has to be on call 24/7. Star Trek's Picard was often dragged out of bed in the middle of the night because of an emergency. :)


We can always be sure that if life should get boring Fred and Neo come up with something amusing. :D

This is very true. :D

TechnoWraith
April 29th, 2009, 08:10 AM
Hive 95 stopping in...

Game setup looks pretty solid right now. We'll really need to keep our integrity and continuity in check. As people will really notice plot holes and time warps very easily. ^.^

Everything looks great so far though. Good work people! :wraith37:

ciannwn
April 29th, 2009, 10:27 AM
We'll really need to keep our integrity and continuity in check. As people will really notice plot holes and time warps very easily. ^.^

We've found that the Sith are very useful as a way of explaining this kind of thing. If there's a time warp or plot hole it's all their fault. An inept wizard wandering in from TPD-123 could be the cause of other strange anomalies. :D


Everything looks great so far though. Good work people! :wraith37:

Thanks.

Todd's Pet
April 29th, 2009, 11:06 AM
I'd like to say thank you to Ciannwn for all her hard work in setting this new RPG up and hope that all her efforts are rewarded by everyone enjoying some great role playing games and stories.

However, I'd like to point out that The Chill-out Hive thread to this game is slightly different in that RL plays a much bigger role there and the inhabitants of this hive are not always going to be in the "role play" mind set. We will not have an ongoing story with a plot line - we just make it up as we go along!

The purpose of the Chill-out hive is just that: to chill out and relax.

As such there are not so many "rules"... you don't have to knock, just come on in and pull up a recliner... talk about whatever you want to talk about... that includes real life if getting something off your chest will help you to relax!... post pics or drawings of pretty wraith (any wraith)... post fanfics now and then if they're relevant and not TOO long... admire each other's siggies (especially when our boys try to upstage each other and manipulate their siggies to try to tell us something!)... if you really, really want to have a food fight, take it down the corridor so the recliners don't get sticky...

In other words just use your common sense - and if you get a bit over-exhuberant, don't take offense if TP or SW butts in and tells you to dial it down a bit! :)
Of course if you ignore us, then we'll have to call on the drones! :P

Bring your wraithie partner(s) with you and enjoy everything the hive has to offer - spas, massage, alternative therapies, saunas, jaccuzzis, we have the works - or just snuggle down for an evening of soothing wraithie purring. If you want to take it further respect others and go get a room - the Chill-out Hive has plenty to go round, equiped to suit all tastes - within PG guidelines, of course! :D

Our only real "rule" is: Todd and Steve are ours! You can look but don't touch - at least not without our permission!!! :P :)

ciannwn
April 29th, 2009, 01:45 PM
Mariellelita has adopted Ford and Lorne. The Character Owners Guide has been updated.

ciannwn
April 30th, 2009, 09:13 AM
Game Update. These characters I'm running are now Essential Characters who can be role played by Draco-Stellaris and Draygon if I'm not around. This should make role playing more flexible.

1: Boris. Even if game Ciannwn has taken him off somewhere for a bit of relaxation and Worshipping he can be recalled if the hive's Commander is needed. He'll have a personal communicator with him at all times so any character who can't use telepathy can contact him by this method.

2: Erik. If you want to know what's happening on Atlantis he can hack into the expedition's computer system for you. He can also make things with the Matter Converter and invent new equipment.

3: Archimedes. Inventions specialist who can come up with equipment and vehicles. Also makes things with the Matter Converter.

3: Jimmy. Hive maintenance tech who builds enclosures for the zoo.

4: Neo. He can start a crazy, fun activity.

5: Fred. He can start a crazy, fun activity.

6: Gawain. Helpful and practical. Wraith to ask if you need assistance with setting up a party or require food and equipment ferried to a location. He's also in charge of culling expeditions but these are few and far between now that Boris's Hive has a cloning facility.

7. Gabriel. Runs the Atlantis Personnel Takeaway.

8. Shawn. Cooking, birthday cake maker. Runs the ordinary food catering for the hive. Creates healthy, nutritious recipes for the Koffee Nirvana shops.

9: Zaddik. Herbalist for the hive and island communities. His products include shampoo, hair conditioner, hair dyes, hangover cure tea, calming tea, herbal remedies for many ailments.

10: Ellia. Charges crystals with calming or healing energy depending on what's required. Has a calming, relaxing way about her so is good for helping with any character who is going through a difficult time. Her biscuits often come in handy too.

11: Fern. Licks faces and covers them with dog slobber. Sticks a big, cold wet nose in ears. Digs very big holes on the beach and sends large quantities of sand flying everywhere. Gets soaking wet in the sea, comes out and shakes herself so anyone nearby get soaked too. Loves playing fetch a stick. Also good for tracking anyone who has gone missing in the jungle and isn't communicating.

I'll update the Character Owners Guide in the next day or two. Until then this is official permission for Draco-Stellaris and Draygon to role play the above.

ciannwn
April 30th, 2009, 09:33 AM
Forgot to add this one to the Essential Characters list. Draygon and Draco-Stellaris have permanent permission to role play him as well.

Hector - test pilot for vehicles which Archimedes invents. Also pilots the Yellow Submarine when tracking the Kraken

Draco-Stellaris
April 30th, 2009, 09:41 AM
This is the picture Michael made of Rhys and Kit yesterday.
I managed to get the camera back from Neo. :P

http://draco-stellaris.de/gateworld/Rhys_Kit.jpg

For the whole story read from this post on:
http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10103939&postcount=62

Draygon
April 30th, 2009, 09:58 AM
Just wanted to add Kit to the list of essential characters, seeing as we never know when we'll need some toddler madness. I think DS's picture sums up what I mean by that :rolleyes:
DS and ciannwn have perminant permision to Role-play him.

ciannwn
April 30th, 2009, 10:47 AM
This is the picture Michael made of Rhys and Kit yesterday.
I managed to get the camera back from Neo. :P

For the whole story read from this post on:
http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10103939&postcount=62

That's great. I love it. Are you going to put it in your game related GW album? We could eventually have a Guide for game related artwork.

Draco-Stellaris
April 30th, 2009, 10:59 AM
That's great. I love it. Are you going to put it in your game related GW album? We could eventually have a Guide for game related artwork.

Thank you! I will put it into the album and I'll upload it to the homepage.

The guide is a good idea. :)

Gatecat
April 30th, 2009, 12:20 PM
This is the picture Michael made of Rhys and Kit yesterday.
I managed to get the camera back from Neo. :P

Wow, great photo. :D

Draco-Stellaris
April 30th, 2009, 12:28 PM
I'd like to update the Character Owners Guides for Tommy and Rhys:

Tommy (SGA Wraith) Draco-Stellaris Can be hugged at all times. No further Worshipping permitted. ciannwn and Draygon have been granted permanent permission to Borrow him for role playing. ciannwn, Draygon, Todd's Pet and Starry Waters have been granted permanent permission to Borrow him for mini fics.

Rhys: (SGA Wraith) Draco-Stellaris Can be hugged at all times. No further Worshipping permitted. Draygon has been granted permanent permission to Borrow him for role playing. ciannwn, Draygon, Todd's Pet and Starry Waters have been granted permanent permission to Borrow him for mini fics.

Draco-Stellaris
April 30th, 2009, 12:28 PM
Wow, great photo. :D

Thanks! :D

rora'sPA
April 30th, 2009, 01:17 PM
This is the picture Michael made of Rhys and Kit yesterday.
I managed to get the camera back from Neo. :P

http://draco-stellaris.de/gateworld/Rhys_Kit.jpg

For the whole story read from this post on:
http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10103939&postcount=62

Love it! Poor Rhys :D

Draco-Stellaris
April 30th, 2009, 01:42 PM
Love it! Poor Rhys :D

Thank you! :D Poor Rhys indeed. He's always worried about his bad reputation. :rolleyes:

ciannwn
April 30th, 2009, 01:48 PM
I'd like to update the Character Owners Guides for Tommy and Rhys:

I've changed the details in the Character Owner's guide now.

ciannwn
April 30th, 2009, 05:19 PM
Game Update and player discussion concerning Hive 95's invitation.

Ciannwn now has the official position of Boris's personal assistant and the status of a senior officer. I thought this would be helpful when sorting out who will be going to the Grand opening of Deveareax on Hive 95.

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10103372&postcount=51

a limit of 5 attendees per party, with a limit of up to 2 parties from each Hive that wishes to attend. Each Hive's commanding officership (Queen, Queen's Advisor's, Senior High Commandership, etc) is granted one party of 10 attendees, so each Hive is allowed a maximum of 20 attendees.

A number of Worshippers live on Earth and take their Wraith home with them. Boris regards those who visit his hive on a regular basis as auxiliary crew members so they should qualify as guests. :) Ciannwn having senior officer status means she can now be in the Commanding Officership party which leaves an extra space in the two parties of five.

Commanding Officership party can now cover the following (although they mightn't all attend) -

Boris

Ciannwn

Karl - Hive Administration Officer

Erik

Archimedes

Shawn

Gabriel - Creator and administrator of the Atlantis Personnel Takeaway.

Jimmy - In charge of hive maintenance, construction projects and reconfiguring rooms and corridors.

The invitation has been sent out to -

Boris's Hive, The Pirate Camp, The Hippie Commune, Kenny's Hive, and The Chill-out Hive.

The Kenny's Hive invitation covers Kenny and his Worshipper, Mariellelita, who works for Kenny's Koffee Nirvana company and lives on his hive.

I'm not entirely sure what to do about the Pirate Camp and the Hippie Commune. I'll need to contact TechnoWraith and find out if these two groups are being classed as two more hives in their own right or part of Boris's hive.

Ellia and Zaddik should attend. Ellia is regarded as a Queen by Boris and his crew members. She and Zaddik also helped Hive 95's Doctor Scott treat one of his patients. The Pirate Camp inhabitants have only been visitors to Zeldas Spa Center so it isn't really necessary for any of them to go.

Finally -

If you end up having more than 2 parties of 5 that wish to attend, you may contact Devon and see if an additional accommodation can be made. Based on response, Devon may allow a Hive to have more than 2 parties of 5. This is not guaranteed however.

If we're short of spaces we could always ask if we could have an extra party.

We have to RSVP by Sunday, May 3rd. so I'll need the details so they can be posted as a message from Boris in the Boris's Hive role playing thread.

Hope the above makes sense. It's gone 1.00 am where I am but I thought I'd better get this game discussion started.

TechnoWraith
May 1st, 2009, 06:39 AM
The Hippie Commune and the Pirate Camp, for the sake of determining how many can go, can be treated as seperate Hives. In the end, I'm thinking they're seperate "hives" anyway. Though they are located on the same island, they are being regarded as separate groups. So treat the Hippie Commune and the Pirate Camp as seperate "hives", and that will allow more wraiths to attend the opening.

If situations regarding the game and making it function properly end up delaying the event for whatever reason, it is not a problem. If it turns out the event can't be held on tuesday due to some issue, let me know and I can "have a work-around" to help things out.

^.^

ciannwn
May 1st, 2009, 03:12 PM
This is a reminder that we still have to sort out the guest list for the Hive 95 event. Any player who is interested in their game alter ego and Wraith/other charaters attending should post their applications here.

Now that TechnoWraith has confirmed that the Pirates and the Hippies are counted as two separate hives in their own right we have ten spaces in the two parties of five for Boris's hive. I've already listed the characters who will be in the Commanding Officership party.

Mariellelita's characters are covered by the invitation for Kenny's Hive.

TechnoWraith
May 1st, 2009, 05:15 PM
Since most of us "original players" are from the "roleplay" that took place in the All Wraith Thunk Thread, here's an outline of how typical roleplay systems work. More or less, we've kinda hit a snag with the timing of how things occur in the roleplay. And this is caused by how we've run the roleplay in the AWTT. Since most of us used real-life and real-time as a basis for events occuring in the roleplay, we've had a few issues with the timing of when things actually ocurred. To prevent this problem in the future, I've presented and discussed a new roleplay system with Ciannwn and the others who made the roleplay game here. Here is the system:

The most common time system used in most roleplay forums is the in-game time system. What this means is that the game tends to progress when players are online, and not according to player real-time. In other words, using the Grand Opening as an example:

1. I post the grand opening event on tuesday.
2. Players can choose to participate when they're online.
3. The event progresses as each player involved makes their posts.
4. The timing for the event ends up stretching over a couple of days, because the party progresses as each player makes a new post.
5. The party does not "run in real time." (Each poster participating in the party makes a new post, then waits for a response, and then he or she can make a new post, advancing the event).

This system is how roleplay forums work in general. In each game thread, a player is waiting for a response from the appropriate poster so he or she can add their section, and then the next poster will respond in turn. In the case of very active players who can be participate for long periods of time, the stories and events progress pretty smoothly. But one caveat of this system is that a single player can bring the entire event to a grinding halt if there is some underlying reason he or she can't participate actively for some reason. This system changes the timing of our roleplay system drastically, as we are no longer using the real-life/real-time system anymore. It seems backwards, but once you try it out, it makes perfect sense and helps to iron out "continuity issues." Granted, it's possible an inactive player can bring a thread to a halt, but there are ways to deal with inactive players. Game rules establish the methods for dealing with inactivity, and will be used accordingly if a player is unable to keep active. We understand that people may experience a real uptick in real life commitments. Don't think you're going to get kicked out because you can't participate due to real life commitments. All we ask is that you either contact a person in charge of the game, or post in the OOC chat thread (This thread) why your characters are inactive. This helps keep the game running smoothly. We hope you understand this need. :)

Mariellelita
May 1st, 2009, 05:31 PM
Yes, TW, Ciannwn, I like the new roleplay rules as well. It would allow in game parties to last longer. :)

Gatecat
May 2nd, 2009, 12:29 AM
This is a reminder that we still have to sort out the guest list for the Hive 95 event. Any player who is interested in their game alter ego and Wraith/other charaters attending should post their applications here.
Now that TechnoWraith has confirmed that the Pirates and the Hippies are counted as two separate hives in their own right we have ten spaces in the two parties of five for Boris's hive. I've already listed the characters who will be in the Commanding Officership party.

Mariellelita's characters are covered by the invitation for Kenny's Hive.

Sorry, Im off for the whole week. :(

ciannwn
May 2nd, 2009, 01:08 AM
First of all, none of what I'm going to say in this post will ever effect what goes on in The Chill-Out Hive because it's a specialised role playing thread.

TechnoWraith and I came to the conclusion that the only way the Private Grand Opening of Deveareax. would work is if Hive 95 had it's own role playing thread. The other game organisers agreed. This new thread will be created some time during the next couple of days.

We'll be using the 'in game' time system in the Hive 95 role playing thread for the Grand Opening event. This way, nobody has to miss the party if the event starts after they've gone to bed in their 'real life' time.

We'll carry on playing as we normally do in Boris's Hive, The Planet and Kenny's Hive while the Grand Opening of Deveareax.is running. Anyone who hasn't had much experience of online role playing can practise using the 'in game' time system in the Hive 95 thread without having to worry about 'getting it right' in the others. It might give the impression that a lot of our characters are in two places at once but we'll just put it down to magic leaking off TPD-123 into some parts of Pegasus so it's causing strange time anomalies. :D

ciannwn
May 2nd, 2009, 01:53 AM
Yes, TW, Ciannwn, I like the new roleplay rules as well. It would allow in game parties to last longer. :)

Organising any party event in the AWTT thread was always a bit of a headache because of different time zones and some people being unable to play on Friday evening while others wouldn't be available for Saturday afternoon. The 'in game' time system would mean that everyone gets a chance to join in the fun - one evening at The Lab could last for several days of 'real time' instead of the event ending because players had to leave the game and go to bed.

The Lab has a few rooms where Wraith and Worshippers can get away from it all if they want to. The 'in game' time system would mean that a player no longer has to leave the game by saying "I'm really tired now so my Wraith and I are off back to Earth. Goodnight". The player's alter ego and Wraith could now say they're getting away from it all for a while in one of those rooms or even go for a walk in the jungle. When the player comes online the next morning The Lab event will still be going on so their game alter ego and Wraith can just emerge from their room or return from their walk in the jungle.

Players whose game alter egos live on Earth with their Wraith because of school or work etc can still go back to Earth, of course. The difference would be that the players could choose when their game alter egos and Wraith do this rather 'real time' dictating that they have to even if they're in the middle of a game activity they're enjoying.

Fandom Addict
May 2nd, 2009, 04:30 AM
*Waves hello to everyone* :)

Hey, I'm going to try to around more now, hopefully, but work is still a bit hectic. :S

ciannwn
May 2nd, 2009, 04:44 AM
*Waves hello to everyone* :)

Hey, I'm going to try to around more now, hopefully, but work is still a bit hectic. :S

Hello again.

There are now Character Guide and Character Owners guide entries for Fandom Addict and Spike. The Character Guide entries will explain where Spike and game Fandom Addict have been.

Draygon
May 2nd, 2009, 06:06 AM
In relation to the Hive 95 event, just wanted to say that myself, Michael and my OC Molly will be attending :) (though Molly may well be with the Hippie Camp party)

ciannwn
May 2nd, 2009, 08:23 AM
In relation to the Hive 95 event, just wanted to say that myself, Michael and my OC Molly will be attending :) (though Molly may well be with the Hippie Camp party)

Game Draygon and Michael will be going in one of the two parties of 5 from Boris's Hive.

Hippie Commune party (separate hive) will be - Ellia, Zaddik and Molly. The Hippie Commune has the Wraith version of a laptop so Ellia can send her own communication to Hive 95 as an RSVP.

ciannwn
May 2nd, 2009, 08:53 AM
Game update. Two new original characters have been added to the Character Guide and Character Owners Guide.

Gloria Oglethorpe (Sales Representative for the Koffee Nirvana company. The company's HQ is in the Kenny's Hive role playing thread.) Full details of this character will be found by looking for Oglethorpe Gloria in the guides.

Tharaison (Oversees coffee plantations on human inhabited worlds. Coffee plantations are owned by the Koffee Nirvana company and are part of the Kenny's Hive role playing thread)

Player Mariellelita is all on her own in the 'Kenny's Hive' role playing thread because there's been no easy way of getting information about the Koffee Nirvana company across to the Boris's Hive role playing thread. Gloria is an experimental character and we hope she will help to make the two role playing threads interactive.

Shawn is also attending Koffee Nirvana board meetings when the subject of discussion is the range of healthy, nutritious cakes and pastries which he creates for sale in the Koffee Nirvana shops. He can't spend a lot of time on Kenny's Hive, though, because he's the chef for Boris's Hive and runs the kitchen and dining area.

Mariellelita
May 2nd, 2009, 09:37 AM
Kenny, Chris, and myself will attend the Hive 95 event. :)

ciannwn
May 2nd, 2009, 09:45 AM
Kenny, Chris, and myself will attend the Hive 95 event. :)

Thanks. They are covered by the invitation to Kenny's Hive. When the Hive 95 role playing thread opens you can send a communication from Kenny to Hive 95 giving details of who is going.

Isolde
May 2nd, 2009, 11:57 AM
Crockett and Isolde will be at the Hippie Commune party... :)

ciannwn
May 2nd, 2009, 12:17 PM
Crockett and Isolde will be at the Hippie Commune party... :)

I'll add that to my notes. They'll be in the Hippie Commune party going to the Hive 95 event, by the way. :)

Mariellelita
May 2nd, 2009, 02:57 PM
Are the nymphs and dryads available for borrowing? I went through the M-Z guide on Ciannwn's page but didn't see anything that doesn't allow it or any owners for them. :( Are they Draygon's characters only?

Fandom Addict
May 2nd, 2009, 02:59 PM
Spike and Game Afa will be attanding the Hive 95 event.

Draygon
May 2nd, 2009, 03:07 PM
Are the nymphs and dryads available for borrowing? I went through the M-Z guide on Ciannwn's page but didn't see anything that doesn't allow it or any owners for them. :( Are they Draygon's characters only?
Though I originally came up with the nymphs and dryads, they've become part of the island communities and are all avaiable for borrowing by everyone :)

Mariellelita
May 2nd, 2009, 03:11 PM
Ok Dray. Thanks.

ciannwn
May 2nd, 2009, 03:14 PM
Spike and Game Afa will be attanding the Hive 95 event.

That's two Pirates, then. I'll add Jean-Luc to the Pirate Camp party. He'll send a message to Hive 95 with the details.

ciannwn
May 2nd, 2009, 03:21 PM
For The Attention Of Mariellelita

I'm still sorting out the Commanding Officership party for Boris's Hive.

Karl is qualified to be in this party because he's the hive Admin officer. He's your character, though, so I need to know if you want him to be included. If not he can be in charge of Boris's Hive while Boris is at the event.

Mariellelita
May 2nd, 2009, 03:25 PM
It's ok, Ciannwn. Karl can come too if he is going as a member of Boris's Hive. I didn't include him earlier because I was naming the members of only Kenny's hive and didn't know if I could bring him too. :o

ciannwn
May 2nd, 2009, 03:58 PM
It's ok, Ciannwn. Karl can come too if he is going as a member of Boris's Hive. I didn't include him earlier because I was naming the members of only Kenny's hive and didn't know if I could bring him too. :o

Sorry for not making myself clear. I put him on the list of Boris's Hive characters who qualify for the Commanding Officership Party and knew what I meant. I forgot that people can't read my mind to find out what I meant because we aren't in a RL Wraith telepathic network. :D

As he'll be in Boris's party, Boris will mention him when RSVPing. The Kenny's Hive transmission which you'll be posting will just be for the characters who are are going from Kenny's Hive.

ciannwn
May 3rd, 2009, 02:26 AM
On Board Hive 95 role playing thread is now up

Here is the link. Please subscribe to the thread by using Thread Tools - the only posts to go in this thread at the moment are communications for Devon concerning who is attending the Grand Opening of Deveareax.

http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?p=10117762#post10117762

ciannwn
May 3rd, 2009, 03:04 AM
For The Attention Of Mariellelita

Game Mar, Kenny and Chris can now be registered for the Grand Opening of Deveareax in the new On Board Hive 95 role playing thread. All three qualify as members of a Commanding Officership party from Kenny's Hive.

Queen Amadala will host Guest Officerships/Commandership within her own Private Dining area, unless Guest officership/Commandership wish to remain in the main Dining area with the others.]

If you wish your characters to be in Queen Amadala's private dining area say that they are making up a Commanding Officership party. If you wish them to be in the main Dining area, register them as partial party of five ordinary attendees.

Posting a communication from Kenny will count as role playing - I don't have your permission to role play any of these characters so you will have to make the RSVP post yourself.

Karl - Boris will be including him in the communication from Boris's Hive. Karl qualifies as a member of the Commanding Officership party from Boris's Hive. If you don't want Karl in Queen Amadala's private dining area I'll register him as one of a party of five ordinary attendees. Please let me know as soon as possible so I can register the characters from Boris's Hive. If you can't get online in time to let me know before the deadline is up (the registration has to be done today) I'll put him in the Commanding Officership party because he has to go somewhere. Including Karl will mean you'll have a character for the event.even if you haven't registered the Kenny's Hive characters.

ciannwn
May 3rd, 2009, 03:26 AM
For The Attention Of Draco-Stellaris

I know you want to go to the Hive 95 event because of this post you made in the Boris's Hive role playing thread.

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10103627&postcount=54

I need to know which of your Wraith you want to take with you. If you can't get online before the deadline is up (it's got to be done today) I'll register game Draco, Rhys and Tommy in a party of five ordinary attendees. If you don't want both of them, Boris will have to notify Devon that X can't make it because (invent reason here) and apologise for the inconvenience.

ciannwn
May 3rd, 2009, 03:45 AM
Hive 95 Kitchen Tour

From the invitation (Post 51 Boris's Hive role playing thread)

Deveareax features the latest, modern cooking equipment and kitchen. Tours of the kitchen are available during your Private Seating. Due to safety and operations concerns, a specific tour has been planned and set up. We ask that you follow Devon's instruction carefully, to safely, yet freely observe the new equipment and staff at work. You can even place an order during your kitchen tour and watch your order come to life, from prep to final presentation to your table.

I think we'd better let Devon know which of our characters want to go on the kitchen tour. Devon will probably want to send them the instruction concerning safety and operations concerns before the event so it can be studied. :)

I thought it might be easier to send registrations for the kitchen tour as separate communications. If anyone wants a character to go on this tour, please post the details.

Draco-Stellaris
May 3rd, 2009, 04:02 AM
For The Attention Of Draco-Stellaris

I know you want to go to the Hive 95 event because of this post you made in the Boris's Hive role playing thread.

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10103627&postcount=54

I need to know which of your Wraith you want to take with you. If you can't get online before the deadline is up (it's got to be done today) I'll register game Draco, Rhys and Tommy in a party of five ordinary attendees. If you don't want both of them, Boris will have to notify Devon that X can't make it because (invent reason here) and apologise for the inconvenience.

DS and Tommy will attend the event. Rhys excuses himself with a lack of appropriate manners. :o

Or rather he has been invited to a Monopoly evening by some other boys.

ciannwn
May 3rd, 2009, 04:06 AM
DS and Tommy will attend the event.

I'll register them both as ordinary attendees.

Gatecat
May 3rd, 2009, 04:41 AM
Im off for a week now. Ill return on Sunday evening. Have a nice week and much fun on Hive 95. :)

Ill take my laptop with me, but I wont have much time for posting.

ciannwn
May 3rd, 2009, 05:06 AM
Game updates.

1: Fandom Addict has created an original character - Yanra. Details can be found in the Character Guide

2: Fandom Addict has created an original location for The Planet.. Details of The Fire Islands can be found in the Locations Guide for The Planet role playing thread.

3: Draygon has now been credited with inventing The Ruins (on The Planet Mainland) in the Locations Guide.

4: Jean-Luc seems to have become the leader of the Pirates so I've adopted him. He is now classed as an Essential Character. Permanent permission to Borrow him for role playing and mini fics has been granted to Draygon and Draco-Stellaris.

5: The Pirate's Tavern has an extension at the back containing a kitchen, showers, wash basins and toilets . This isn't in the Locations Guide yet because I'll have to rewrite some of the entry.

6: The Hippie Commune has two more marquees. One is for showers and wash basins. The other is for toilets. This isn't in the Locations Guide yet because I'll have to rewrite some of the entry,

ciannwn
May 3rd, 2009, 05:24 AM
Game discussion point - Nymphs and Dryads.

These are just vague, background characters at the moment and we've never established any real details.

In Post 122 of The Planet role playing thread, Mariellelita posted -

Nymph: *sits on Mar's shoulder and tells her the latest gossip*

Meanwhile, some of us have been using them as barmaids at the Pirate Tavern. This means they're either very small barmaids or game Mar's shoulder must be very painful at the moment. :D

The nymphs and dryads could be classed as magical beings so about this suggestion? They have some shape shifting abilities so can chose to make themselves human sized or small enough to sit on shoulders. (As they're magical we won't have to worry where the extra mass goes when they miniaturise themselves. :) )

None of them have names either and are just listed as Dryads 1-5 and Nymphs 1-5.

Draco-Stellaris
May 3rd, 2009, 05:33 AM
Game discussion point - Nymphs and Dryads.

These are just vague, background characters at the moment and we've never established any real details.

In Post 122 of The Planet role playing thread, Mariellelita posted -

Nymph: *sits on Mar's shoulder and tells her the latest gossip*

Meanwhile, some of us have been using them as barmaids at the Pirate Tavern. This means they're either very small barmaids or game Mar's shoulder must be very painful at the moment. :D

The nymphs and dryads could be classed as magical beings so about this suggestion? They have some shape shifting abilities so can chose to make themselves human sized or small enough to sit on shoulders. (As they're magical we won't have to worry where the extra mass goes when they miniaturise themselves. :) )

None of them have names either and are just listed as Dryads 1-5 and Nymphs 1-5.

Absolutely sensible. Since they can travel long distances in the blink of an eye and possess other magical abilities they should be capable of changing their size. :)

Draygon
May 3rd, 2009, 05:40 AM
Absolutely sensible. Since they can travel long distances in the blink of an eye and possess other magical abilities they should be capable of changing their size. :)
We already know the Sith have a tendancy to shapeshift in order to annoy us, so the nymphs and dryads changing size in order to make themselves useful is compleastely understandable :)

ciannwn
May 3rd, 2009, 05:57 AM
I'll add shape shifting and instant travelling abilities to the Character Guide, then, once I've sorted out the guest list for Boris's Hive and posted it. Instant travel might turn out to be very useful in the game sometime.

Anyone interested in the Kitchen Tour? If not, it's just Shawn. I'm guessing that TechnoWraith has thought up a wonderfully mind boggling instruction manual related to safety and operations concerns and I don't want to disappoint him/her. :D :D :D

ciannwn
May 3rd, 2009, 06:39 AM
Game Update.

OOC content in role playing threads which is permitted.

The best way of explaining it is by giving this example from TechnoWraith in the Boris's Hive role playing thread.

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost....1&postcount=83

At the end of the post is -

(OOC: in reality, the event will post on tuesday, but the exact time won't likely be 7pm EST, US. But sometime in the late afternoon or evening).

If something in a role playing post requires an explanation, an explanation can be presented in the above format at the end of the post as long as it is short and precise. An explanation which requires more than this should be posted in OOC chat.

Fandom Addict
May 3rd, 2009, 06:46 AM
Draygon has permenant RP permisson to use Yanra.

ciannwn
May 3rd, 2009, 06:50 AM
Draygon has permenant RP permisson to use Yanra.

Is that for role playing only or does it include mini fics as well?

Fandom Addict
May 3rd, 2009, 06:53 AM
Is that for role playing only or does it include mini fics as well?

Role playing.

ciannwn
May 3rd, 2009, 07:01 AM
Role playing.

The Character Owners guide has now been updated.

Draygon
May 3rd, 2009, 08:21 AM
Just thought I'd make this a bit lcearer, seeing as there was a bit of confusion with the nymphs and dryads yesterday, that the Scottish wraith at the Hill Fort are also availabe for borrowing (with the exception of Connolly) If anyone wants to borrow any of the many Scottish wraith, feel free to, and if you want to have a go at wrting their scottish accents as I do, I thourghly encourage it :D

ciannwn
May 3rd, 2009, 09:16 AM
Game Discussion Point.

I thought that some of the rules about where to post what and why were already out of date. I've made some changes and will bold the bits which are different so they stand out. Please let me know if you think the following changes are OK or make suggestions about rewording, what needs to be added etc.
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Here are the new arrangements for all role playing threads in Wraith Worshippers Anonymous with the exception of the Chill-Out Hive.

a: The role playing threads are for role playing only. If nobody has posted anything in one for several hours, add a role playing post if you want to and then go elsewhere until somebody else has added something. Do not make posts saying things like "Where has everyone gone?" (This will prevent the game from getting lost in conversations about quiet periods being due to people living in different time zones etc.).

b: If you know you're going to be elsewhere during part of the game be creative about explaining your absence by relating it to the game - eg. "My Wraith and I can't attend tonight's party because I'm taking him to visit my sister." or "My Wraith and I are going to the TV room to watch Doctor Who." As the game stands at the moment, one very common explanation is a game alter ego saying "It's time for bed so Wraith X, Wraith Z and I are going now. Goodnight." It's possible that all the role playing threads apart from The Chill-Out Hive will be going over to the 'in game' time system eventually. If this happens a player's characters won't be obliged to go to bed just because the player has to so this rule will be amended accordingly.

The exception to this rule is real life doing unexpected things when you're participating in a role playing session. If your sudden disappearance is going to confuse others put a brief explanation in OOC chat - eg. "There's somebody at the door. I'll be back in a few minutes" If you don't have time to do this and you find that the game has been held up when you come back put the relevant explanation in OOC chat - eg. "My computer threw a fit and I had to restart it."

c: OOC content in role playing threads which is permitted.

The best way of explaining it is by giving this example from TechnoWraith in the Boris's Hive role playing thread.

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost....1&postcount=83

At the end of the post is -

(OOC: in reality, the event will post on tuesday, but the exact time won't likely be 7pm EST, US. But sometime in the late afternoon or evening).

If something in a role playing post requires an explanation, an explanation can be presented in the above format at the end of the post as long as it is short and precise. An explanation which requires more than this should be posted in OOC chat.

Mariellelita
May 3rd, 2009, 09:19 AM
Thanks for clearing up the whole nymph/drayad situation. I always assumed that they were small like Tinkerbell.

ciannwn
May 3rd, 2009, 09:29 AM
Thanks for clearing up the whole nymph/drayad situation. I always assumed that they were small like Tinkerbell.

I haven't updated the guides yet but at least it's in OOC chat so everyone can see it.

Do you want Karl in the Commanding Officership party for the Hive 95 event? Once I know what to do with him I can send a communication to Hive 95 from Boris.

Mariellelita
May 3rd, 2009, 09:34 AM
Do you want Karl in the Commanding Officership party for the Hive 95 event? Once I know what to do with him I can send a communication to Hive 95 from Boris.

Karl can be in the Commanding Offiecership party as well. :) Thanks.

ciannwn
May 3rd, 2009, 09:40 AM
Sure. :) Thanks.

Don't forget to send a communication to Hive 95 about who is attending from Kenny's Hive. Say which kind of party they will be in - Commanding Officership or ordinary attendees.

The On Board Hive 95 role playing thread is here - post the communication to Devon in it.

http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=66336

ciannwn
May 3rd, 2009, 10:23 AM
Game update for Hive 95 event.

All the RSVPing for the Grand Opening of Deveareax has been posted in the On Board Hive 95 role playing thread. Will everyone please read the communication posts from player ciannwn and check that your game alter ego or any characters you wish to use haven't been left out. I think I've got it right but I don't want to take this for granted.

Draco-Stellaris
May 4th, 2009, 01:46 AM
Game update for Hive 95 event.

All the RSVPing for the Grand Opening of Deveareax has been posted in the On Board Hive 95 role playing thread. Will everyone please read the communication posts from player ciannwn and check that your game alter ego or any characters you wish to use haven't been left out. I think I've got it right but I don't want to take this for granted.

Checked it and it's correct for DS and Tommy. :)



I have another question / suggestion concerning timelines. I don't think we have encountered this kind of problem before but it might turn up again occasionally.

Here's an example from Boris's hive thread: Ciannwn posted the following

*Ciannwn decides to go to the rec room and finds Draco-Stellaris, Tommy and Rhys*
Ciannwn: Did you have a good time yesterday?

I didn't manage to post DS's answer because of RL. Ciannwn posted later on:

*Ciannwn receives a telepathic message from Erik to say that her dress is ready and waiting for her in the laboratory. She leaves the rec room and goes to Deck 3 where the lab is located. The dress is perfect and she hugs Erik.*

So, in terms of role playing game DS could have talked to game ciannwn, this would be not unlogical for the recipient. Now here's my question:

Would it be allowed to post an answer to game ciannwn's first question, then explaining how she leaves the rec room to see Erik? Or would it be too confusing for the time line? I imagine it could be confusing if such an incision occurs in the story.

Technically such a post could read as following:

[QUOTE] ciannwn asks her question [/ QUOTE]

DS gives her an answer

[QUOTE] ciannwn leaves the rec room to see Erik [/ QUOTE]

Then the normal role playing continues. Should that be allowed, maybe marking such "posts from the past" in a different colour to make them instantly recogniseable?

ciannwn
May 4th, 2009, 02:09 AM
I have another question / suggestion concerning timelines. I don't think we have encountered this kind of problem before but it might turn up again occasionally.

Here's an example from Boris's hive thread: Ciannwn posted the following

*Ciannwn decides to go to the rec room and finds Draco-Stellaris, Tommy and Rhys*
Ciannwn: Did you have a good time yesterday?

I didn't manage to post DS's answer because of RL. Ciannwn posted later on:

So, in terms of role playing game DS could have talked to game ciannwn, this would be not unlogical for the recipient

This kind of thing is what we need to sort out with revised rules. We all need to get to together to work out how to do things. I had a go at revising some of the rules but could do with some help.

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10118843&postcount=83

At the moment I've got -

If your sudden disappearance is going to confuse others put a brief explanation in OOC chat

We could add something in about when a player has to leave to go to bed, post the announcement in OOC chat. If I'd known that player DS had gone for the night I could have had game Ciannwn see Erik instead of going to the rec room to talk to game DS, Tommy and Rhys. Another of my characters, such as Fred or Neo could have gone to the rec room and asked the question and then you could have posted an answer when you came online again.

Hope that makes sense because I'm still half asleep.

ciannwn
May 4th, 2009, 02:39 AM
I think what's caused the confusion is that I'm used to player DS leaving the game by posting something like "Tommy, Rhys and I are going now because it's time I went back to Earth." As game DS didn't announce something like that I just assumed player DS was still online.

It's going to take us all a while to get used to using an 'in game' time system after the way we did things in the thunk threads.

Draco-Stellaris
May 4th, 2009, 03:00 AM
This kind of thing is what we need to sort out with revised rules. We all need to get to together to work out how to do things. I had a go at revising some of the rules but could do with some help.

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10118843&postcount=83

At the moment I've got -

If your sudden disappearance is going to confuse others put a brief explanation in OOC chat

We could add something in about when a player has to leave to go to bed, post the announcement in OOC chat. If I'd known that player DS had gone for the night I could have had game Ciannwn see Erik instead of going to the rec room to talk to game DS, Tommy and Rhys. Another of my characters, such as Fred or Neo could have gone to the rec room and asked the question and then you could have posted an answer when you came online again.

Hope that makes sense because I'm still half asleep.


I think what's caused the confusion is that I'm used to player DS leaving the game by posting something like "Tommy, Rhys and I are going now because it's time I went back to Earth." As game DS didn't announce something like that I just assumed player DS was still online.

It's going to take us all a while to get used to using an 'in game' time system after the way we did things in the thunk threads.

*headdesk* I'm still half asleep myself. :o
I should have thought about announcing my absence. The weekend has left me with even less brainpower than I normally possess so the "in game" time system messed with my mind too.

ciannwn
May 4th, 2009, 04:50 AM
Game update.

Wormhole-Xtreme! has now been added to the Games, Pastimes and TV shows guide. As this is quite an important aspect of our game world, I'll post what the guide says here. Our game world characters don't go to Stargate conventions because their version of Stargate is Wormhole-Xtreme!

Wormhole X-Treme!: This is a very popular TV series on Earth which is shown in many different countries. It features a team of Earth humans who operate from a US military base. The team travels though wormholes to other planets and, in a later season, an expedition of Earth humans went to another galaxy and ended up in a technologically advanced sunken city which they managed to raise to the surface. One of the alien races in this galaxy is the Wraith who have long white hair and dress in black leather. Many Wormhole-Xtreme! fans think that the Wraith are very sexy and love to dress up as them at Wormhole-Xtreme! conventions. Although the series is a breach of security, Earth authorities in the know regard it as useful cover for what's being kept secret from the general population because any information leaks will never be taken seriously. TechnoWraith from Hive 95 was an ordinary human until he attended a Wormhole-Xtreme! convention where he was abducted by Wraith using a beaming device. (See TechnoWraith in the Hive 95 Character Guide.)

ciannwn
May 4th, 2009, 05:50 AM
Game guide updates..

The nymphs and dryads Character Guide entry now has the extra information we decided on. They can change size and travel long distances in the blink of an eye.

Character Owners guide entries for nymphs and dryads and Scottish Wraith now say that they can be Borrowed for role playing without having to ask for permission.

ciannwn
May 4th, 2009, 08:49 AM
My monitor has died. I've borrowed my husband's computer to post this but I can't use it for long because everything is set up differently to mine. His desk and chair kill my back after a few minutes. I'm hoping it's just the power cable,

ciannwn
May 4th, 2009, 09:06 AM
I'm back. We switched power leads and both monitors are working now. It could be that my power lead had worked itself loose for some reason.

ciannwn
May 4th, 2009, 09:21 AM
Can I please have people's opinions about those rules amendments I suggested in Post 83. I can't just go ahead and change anything unless I know that people agree.

If you do agree just make a post in OOC chat saying that you agree with my suggested changes for the rules. If you don't agree please say what's wrong with them so we can have a discussion about it.

Draygon
May 4th, 2009, 09:28 AM
:o Well, I'm fine with the changes...

ciannwn
May 4th, 2009, 09:45 AM
:o Well, I'm fine with the changes...

Thanks. That's one in favour of making the changes to the rules. Anyone else?

TechnoWraith
May 4th, 2009, 09:48 AM
Oh yes, the changes... Sounds good.

Just to clarify about the roleplay in-game time system:

Remember for the Grand Opening of Deveareax, that the game will (or at least should) progress at the pace at which people post in the On-board Hive 95 thread. Real-time/Real-life will not apply to this game event. This may be a bit of an adjustment to all of us. In the end, by running "in game time" we're not pressured into rushing the event because someone has to leave in an hour. The event will progress as each new post comes in. Just remember to try and stay active if possible, as an event will come to a halt otherwise. Real life things happen, and people *do* have lives outside this forum. Perfectly acceptable. (Again, the OOC guidelines in Post #83 will be adhered to for this event). At the least, i would like input on what you guys think of the in-game time system. Tell me what worked or what didn't work.

ciannwn
May 4th, 2009, 10:15 AM
JPerfectly acceptable. (Again, the OOC guidelines in Post #83 will be adhered to for this event). At the least, i would like input on what you guys think of the in-game time system. Tell me what worked or what didn't work.

I've noticed that we seem to be experimenting with in-game time already. I think I'll add that OOC content at the bottom of posts can include things on the lines of this example -

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10123093&postcount=191

(OOC: Have to leave now, don't know yet if I'll be online tonight because of the weekly horse riding.)

I don't know how other role playing gamers go about it but I think OOC comments like that would suit us thunk thread regulars better than using OOC chat to say we're going to bed or whatever. There was a bit of a hiccup with this, however, because we got used to saying goodbye or good night to each other. I'll have to add that if we want to say goodnight to someone who's just announced they're off to bed we should do it as a visitor message on their profile.

People will need to watch what I post too. Just because I type out the rules doesn't automatically mean I'll never forget I'm not in the thunk threads any more. :)

TechnoWraith
May 4th, 2009, 11:26 AM
This entire roleplay is new to all of us. With having been so used to running things the "other way" on the thunk thread, the new in-game time system is something most of you will need to adjust to. I've rp-ed quite a bit in the past, so the in-game time system is nothing new to me. The Grand Opening for Deveareax will be a chance for us all to work the kinks out and get used to the i-game system. ^.^

ciannwn
May 4th, 2009, 11:42 AM
I've had another go at amending the rules. The bit in red could be deleted because I've now said that OOC chat comments at the bottom of role playing posts can be used for two things.

The exception to this rule is real life doing unexpected things when you're participating in a role playing session. If your sudden disappearance is going to confuse others put a brief explanation in OOC chat - eg. "There's somebody at the door. I'll be back in a few minutes" If you don't have time to do this and you find that the game has been held up when you come back put the relevant explanation in OOC chat - eg. "My computer threw a fit and I had to restart it."

c: OOC content in role playing threads which is permitted.

The best way of explaining it is by giving two examples. This one is from TechnoWraith in the Boris's Hive role playing thread.

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost....1&postcount=83

At the end of the post is -

(OOC: in reality, the event will post on tuesday, but the exact time won't likely be 7pm EST, US. But sometime in the late afternoon or evening).

If something in a role playing post requires an explanation, an explanation can be presented in the above format at the end of the post as long as it is short and precise. An explanation which requires more than this should be posted in OOC chat.

The second example is from Draco-Stellaris in the Boris's Hive role playing thread.

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10123093&postcount=191

(OOC: Have to leave now, don't know yet if I'll be online tonight because of the weekly horse riding.)

The above is immediately noticeable and saves people having to check OOC chat all the time in case somebody's left the game. Do not make an OOC comment at the bottom of your own post saying "Goodnight" or "By for now", though. If you want to say goodnight to someone leave a Visitor Message on his/her profile.

What do people think? Shall we try that for now when we have to leave the game? Should we also use OOC comments at the bottom of posts to explain sudden absences such as "My computer threw a fit" or would it be better to post explanations for unexpected absences in the OOC chat thread?

Draygon
May 4th, 2009, 12:08 PM
I think it's sometimes easier to make a OOC comment, since you may have vanished from only the one thread and only need to explain your sudden absence there.

ciannwn
May 4th, 2009, 12:20 PM
I think it's sometimes easier to make a OOC comment, since you may have vanished from only the one thread and only need to explain your sudden absence there.

Your comment has helped me see a flaw in my cunning plan. :(

This is a multi role playing thread game and one player can have a few of their characters doing something on Boris's Hive while the rest are doing things on The Planet - we'll soon be having characters doing things in the Hive 95 thread as well. If a player has to leave the game for a long time it means he/she will have vanished from all the threads he/she has been posting in. The OOC message will have to be posted to all the threads a player is in just in case another player has all their characters in one thread and doesn't see an absence warning in another thread. :(

Draygon
May 4th, 2009, 12:25 PM
Your comment has helped me see a flaw in my cunning plan. :(

This is a multi role playing thread game and one player can have a few of their characters doing something on Boris's Hive while the rest are doing things on The Planet - we'll soon be having characters doing things in the Hive 95 thread as well. If a player has to leave the game for a long time it means he/she will have vanished from all the threads he/she has been posting in. The OOC message will have to be posted to all the threads a player is in just in case another player has all their characters in one thread and doesn't see an absence warning in another thread. :(
:S Ah. In those sorts of cases then, I think posting here would be a wise move (so long as everyone one notices)

ciannwn
May 4th, 2009, 12:35 PM
:S Ah. In those sorts of cases then, I think posting here would be a wise move (so long as everyone one notices)

That would be OK for me because I have my thread subscription set to instant email notification.and use an email notifier which alerts me to new emails as soon as they come in. This means that I don't have to keep checking 'My Controls' to see if any new posts have been added to threads I'm subscribed to. People who don't use my system would have to keep checking via My Controls to make sure that nothing's been added to this thread.

Mariellelita
May 4th, 2009, 01:02 PM
I personally don't have any problems with OOC in the RP threads. But, it would be easier for someone who uses multiple characters to tell others that they are leaving on the OOC Chat. I usually only play a few at a time and bring them to the other threads with me, so I haven't encountered this problem yet, but it would still be a good idea. It would probably be too much to go to each thread and say that you are leaving if you have many characters.

ciannwn
May 4th, 2009, 01:03 PM
OK folks, I'm going to be very blunt and to the point here.

I'm 60, years old, I've got arthritis in the spine and a dodgy heart - I nearly died from a heart attack a few years ago and could have another one if I'm not careful.

I've been working flat out for weeks trying get this game going in the RPG forum. I help people sort out their character information for the Characters Guide and Character Owners guide, I update all the records, I'm trying to add things to the game guides all the time (new things that come up and old stuff which I'm searching for in the thunk threads) and role play as well if I can so a lone player in a thread doesn't feel neglected.

When I make a post in OOC chat asking players for information (such as which of their characters they want at a particular event if we have to apply) or opinions on things such as suggestions for rule changes PLEASE respond in this thread. I've reached the point where I'm starting to feel ill with sheer exhaustion - the last thing I need is having to contact everyone individually and tell them "There's a discussion point in OOC chat so please go along and post your comments.

Thank you.

ciannwn
May 4th, 2009, 01:13 PM
I personally don't have any problems with OOC in the RP threads. But, it would be easier for someone who uses multiple characters to tell others that they are leaving on the OOC Chat. I usually only play a few at a time and bring them to the other threads with me, so I haven't encountered this problem yet, but it would still be a good idea. It would probably be too much to go to each thread and say that you are leaving if you have many characters.

OK, then. How about this?

Everyone sets their Thread Subscription Mode to instant email notification and keeps one browser window open on their email program. They keep checking for emails while playing and, as soon as they see a notification for a post in OOC chat, they look at the post straight away.

The only other option is using one of those instant messenger things but they don't suit everyone's computer.

Mariellelita
May 4th, 2009, 01:15 PM
OK, then. How about this?

Everyone sets their Thread Subscription Mode to instant email notification and keeps one browser window open on their email program. They keep checking for emails while playing and, as soon as they see a notification for a post in OOC chat, they look at the post straight away.

The only other option is using one of those instant messenger things but they don't suit everyone's computer.

Sure, that sounds great. I didn't know that GW had that. I will have to check it out.

Draygon
May 4th, 2009, 01:22 PM
OK, then. How about this?

Everyone sets their Thread Subscription Mode to instant email notification and keeps one browser window open on their email program. They keep checking for emails while playing and, as soon as they see a notification for a post in OOC chat, they look at the post straight away.

The only other option is using one of those instant messenger things but they don't suit everyone's computer.
I've been thinking about doing that for a while now. I'll see what I can get done :)

ciannwn
May 4th, 2009, 01:23 PM
Sure, that sounds great. I didn't know that GW had that. I will have to check it out.

Anyone who doesn't know about this can find it by going to -

1: My controls

2: Left hand menu section headed Settings & Options

3: Edit options

4: Scroll down the page to Messaging & Notification and Default Thread Subscription Mode is the second in the list.

Mariellelita
May 4th, 2009, 01:25 PM
Anyone who doesn't know about this can find it by going to -

1: My controls

2: Left hand menu section headed Settings & Optins

3: Edit options

4: Scroll down the page to Messaging & Notification and Default Thread Subscription Mode is the second in the list.

Ok, thanks. I'll try it out now.

TechnoWraith
May 4th, 2009, 02:10 PM
Well, I've been reading the thread discussions here. It seems that we're coming to a general concensus on how to handle OOC comments. And that's good.

In general, in summary:

Quick, concise comments are used in the roleplay threads. Again, the point is quick and concise.

Anything more than a quick sentence should be placed here.

We've all worked hard at keeping the roleplay game functioning, and Ciannwn has worked extra hard getting the entire game up and running as well as building and updating the game guides for everyone. So special thanks to ciannwn for getting this game up to begin with. ^.^

If you think what you want to say OOC is too long to post in the roleplay game thread, be safer and post here. There will be no harm in posting all the OOC what-not in the universe here in the OOC thread. It's why this thread exists. ^.^ What we want to avoid is long, drawn out OOC comments in game threads, which detracts from the roleplay in the end.

ciannwn
May 4th, 2009, 02:32 PM
If you think what you want to say OOC is too long to post in the roleplay game thread, be safer and post here. There will be no harm in posting all the OOC what-not in the universe here in the OOC thread. It's why this thread exists. ^.^ What we want to avoid is long, drawn out OOC comments in game threads, which detracts from the roleplay in the end.

I'll tell everyone to set their Default Thread Subscription Mode to instant email notification and have their email program open in another window. The problem with people using My Controls to see if any new posts have been added to subscribed threads is they might forget to keep checking.

TechnoWraith
May 4th, 2009, 06:51 PM
For the Grand Opening event tomorrow:

-Please see the On Board Hive 95 thread and read the pre-luding posts. It will kind of get you in the mood so to speak, and give you an idea of what's happening up to this point.

-Please note: there is a possibility that i may have to work tomorrow night instead of tomorrow morning as originally scheduled. I'll know tomorrow (of all times :S). If I have to to work tomorrow night, I will open the Event before i go to work, and you guys can start posting. Otherwise, the event will proceed as normal.

-Remember that we are using the in-game timing system. So the Grand Opening will progress as each player involved posts their part. In turn, the next player will post a response. While it isn't ideal, making a consecutive post can be done if you're advancing the event, or if you're playing a character who is taking part in the next section of the story. Since some of us are playing multiple characters, it's probably best to combine all character interactions into a single post. For example, Zidane, Morrokko and Deblane may all take their actions in one post, instead of making 3 separate posts for each wraith. Consecutive posting is against GW forum rules, but they are lenient sometimes. With this in mind, I think it's best to combine multiple character actions in a single post. If you hit the post limit, I don't see why you can't make a consecutive post to continue your section of the story.

-The Grand opening will post either after work or before work. If after work, then the even will proceed as normal. If before work, post as you see fit and then i will catch up and get the party moving again when i get home. Either way, please check this thread tomorrow for updates.

-This event will last a couple days (real-life time scale). This will essentially be a dry run of the in-game timing system, so we'll work out kinks in the system as we go along with the Grand Opening. Be sure to check this thread regularly during the event to see about anything important.

-Most of all, enjoy and have fun!

TechnoWraith
May 5th, 2009, 04:17 AM
The Grand Opening will post this afternoon, as i'm working in the morning as usual. May be going out later in the afternoon, but at least we can start the event. ^.^

ciannwn
May 5th, 2009, 04:41 AM
We'll soon be starting our first formal attempt at 'in game' time role playing. OOC chat will now become every bit as important to the game as the Hive 95 role playing thread.

Our normal way of doing things was to make our player game alter egos leave the game whenever we did. When it was time to go to bed a player game alter ego would say "I'm off to bed now. Goodnight" and everyone else would say "Goodnight" back. Things will be very different with the Grand Opening event, however, because it will be running over several days of players' 'real life' time. If your game alter ego is in the middle of eating dinner, he/she wouldn't announce "I'm off to bed so I'll see you in the morning." Players will now be going to bed and leaving their game alter egos at the event so they can come back the next day and carry on playing from where they left off.

If a player is leaving the game for some reason, other players still need to know about it and this is where OOC chat comes in. When you have to leave the game for any length of time, make an announcement in OOC chat. eg. "I'm off to bed now" or "Some relatives have paid an unexpected visit so I'll be away for the rest of the evening" or "I've got to go shopping now and won't be back for a few hours."

Posting such announcements won't be much use if some players keep track of new posts to subscribed threads by using My Controls, though - keeping up to date would mean having to check via My Controls every couple of minutes. It won't be much use if OOC chat is regarded as a topic to look at sometime when we get round to it either. The following is based on a method I've always used for keeping track of new posts - the actual details will vary from player to player depending on which email program they use.

1: Set your Default Thread Subscription Mode to instant email notification. Anyone who doesn't know about this can find it by going to -

a: My controls

b: Left hand menu section headed Settings & Options

c: Edit options

d: Scroll down the page to Messaging & Notification and Default Thread Subscription Mode is the second in the list.

2: Keep one browser window open on your email program In Box.

3: Use some kind of alert which notifies you when a new email has come in. For example, whenever I get a new email a little box pops up at the bottom of my screen so I just switch over to my mail window. Opening a GW forum email gives me a link which, when clicked on, takes me to the relevant topic in the GW forum.

4: When you receive an email saying there's a new post in OOC chat, go to the post straight away and read what it says in case a player has announced they're leaving the game.

No system is perfect, of course, as my dying monitor shows. If my husband didn't have his own computer I couldn't have made a post about my monitor in OOC chat.

Instant email notification will also let you know when new role playing posts have been made. If the role playing threads are deserted when you come on, make appropriate role playing posts and then go off and do something else - join in another GW topic, chat to friends via Visitor Messages, go to another website or read a book etc. When you get an email saying that somebody has made a role playing post just go along and see what's in the post.

Todd's Pet
May 5th, 2009, 06:00 AM
Hi folks - just for your info:

Greg won't be available for a couple of weeks.

He's concerned I'm a bit too morbidly intense for Steve to deal with all on his own just now. Greg knows he's my rock and he thinks I need him around on a more permanent basis for a while, so he's going to be staying with me to help Steve out for a week or two until I'm feeling more my old self again.

But he wants Ciannwn to know that, if she really needs him, she's just to holler and he'll come visit. :)

Edit: And, right on cue I've been getting my Greg siggies all day today! :D

rora'sPA
May 5th, 2009, 06:32 AM
Anyone who doesn't know about this can find it by going to -

1: My controls

2: Left hand menu section headed Settings & Options

3: Edit options

4: Scroll down the page to Messaging & Notification and Default Thread Subscription Mode is the second in the list.

Will do :)

ciannwn
May 5th, 2009, 08:41 AM
Game reminder.

We have a game guide giving basic details of main Hive 95 characters. Some of these characters are attending the Grand Opening.so if you want to know who somebody is go here -

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10083054&postcount=12

Draco-Stellaris
May 5th, 2009, 09:46 AM
Phew! A lot to catch up on! :S

First of all I want to thank you, ciannwn, again for setting up the RPG for us all. I know it's an awful lot of work and you did a really good job! I'm sending some big wraithie hugs your way. http://www.draco-stellaris.de/Emotes/wraith_clap.gif

Second - I've subscribed for instant e-mail notification for this thread. :)

Third - sorry for being so quiet the last few days, I've had a busy weekend and not much sleep and to my great displeasure I can't come online as often as I used to and wish to do. :(

Some of you already know it, for those who don't know yet: I'm back to work part time since a few weeks, that means I have not only to care for my family but I'm also having the usual stress and trouble that comes with work, leaving me tired and exhausted by the end of the day.

BUT! I want you to know that I thoroughly enjoy coming online and fool around here with you since you have all become friends to me and it really makes my day to have a good laugh at the antics you and your boys come up with, so I'm making an effort to come online at least once a day to catch up on events.

Fourth - IMO it's okay to announce "goodnight" both in the role play or (when playing in multiple threads at once) in this thread.
When done in this way (OOC - Goodnight) I don't think it's distracting, if the announcement is kept that short. For longer announcements we can use - as you all have already suggested - this thread.

I have sometimes the problem that while I'm online I have to leave the computer very quickly because of a certain human toddler who tries to wreak havoc on the furniture or simply because he's woken up from his nap and wants his meal. So I apologise if that causes confusion or holds up the game.

ciannwn
May 5th, 2009, 10:08 AM
Third - sorry for being so quiet the last few days, I've had a busy weekend and not much sleep and to my great displeasure I can't come online as often as I used to and wish to do. :(

Real life always has to come first.


Fourth - IMO it's okay to announce "goodnight" both in the role play or (when playing in multiple threads at once) in this thread.
When done in this way (OOC - Goodnight) I don't think it's distracting, if the announcement is kept that short. For longer announcements we can use - as you all have already suggested - this thread.

Some of us have a lot of characters who could be split up between different role playing threads. Saying we're leaving the game in OOC chat means we've only got to explain it once instead of having to go round all the threads we've been playing in. Now that we're using instant email notification for new posts it will save us all a bit of extra typing. I'm all for saving myself a bit of extra typing. :)


I have sometimes the problem that while I'm online I have to leave the computer very quickly because of a certain human toddler who tries to wreak havoc on the furniture or simply because he's woken up from his nap and wants his meal. So I apologise if that causes confusion or holds up the game.

I sometimes have to leave the computer very quickly because of two cats who decide to fizz and spit at each somewhere in the house. Yesterday my monitor went wrong so I was only able to explain what I thought might be a lengthy absence because my husband's got his own computer. As Burns said -

The best-laid schemes o' mice an 'men

Gang aft agley,

This instant email cunning plan sounds good in theory but I'm expecting it to gang aft agley because of real life happening to players. :)

ciannwn
May 5th, 2009, 10:20 AM
Attention Draco-Stellaris and Draygon.

Can all our characters from Boris's Hive, Pirate Camp and Hippie Commune be travelling together in the Wraith Jumper? I can then send a communication to Hive 95 requesting docking permission.

Draygon
May 5th, 2009, 10:22 AM
I'm okay with that :)

Mariellelita
May 5th, 2009, 10:48 AM
So...is Devereaux opening now? :D

I am starting my cram studying today, and it will last until tomorrow. I will try to make posts every now and then, but it may not be as often, though I will stay logged on. :)

ciannwn
May 5th, 2009, 10:50 AM
Hive 95 event update.

Boris has sent a communication to Hive 95 saying that a number of guests are travelling together in the Wraith Jumper.

In the Jumper so far are - Boris, Ciannwn, Karl, Erik, Shawn, Draygon, Michael, Jean-Luc, Ellia, Zaddik and Molly. (I don't have to ask Mar's permission to Borrow Karl so I can say he's in the Jumper.)

Draco-Stellaris and Tommy have yet to be accounted for. If it becomes necessary for me to make a further post revealing the identities of Jumper travellers, DS and Tommy will have to make their own way in Tommy's dart. The same applies for Isolde and Crockett who will have to travel in Crockett's dart. and Afa and Spike who will have to travel in Spike's dart (Sorry, ladies but you'll have to be in storage unless you and your Wraith can fit into the dart pilot's seat - there's only one two seater dart at the moment on Boris's hive. :))

Kenny, Mar and Chris will be travelling from Kenny's hive so will have made their own arrangements. Mariellelita will have to make the post announcing the arrival of her party.

ciannwn
May 5th, 2009, 10:54 AM
I've now got to go and have a real life meal. so will be away from the game for about half an hour.

Draco-Stellaris
May 5th, 2009, 11:02 AM
I'll travel with Tommy on the jumper please! :D

I hate being in storage. :mckay:

TechnoWraith
May 5th, 2009, 11:08 AM
So...is Devereaux opening now? :D

I am starting my cram studying today, and it will last until tomorrow. I will try to make posts every now and then, but it may not be as often, though I will stay logged on. :)

what i did was open the event, though no one is required to post yet if they don't want to. Remember, this event will span more than a day or so. Don't feel too rushed as in, "OMG! I gotta stop what I'm doing and post". More like "Oh, i have some free time, or I can participate for awhile, i'll post now." Since there's a possibility i'll be away tonight, i set up the event so at people can start posting if they so choose.

Draygon
May 5th, 2009, 11:09 AM
:S I'm being dragged food shopping by mum... be back in a bit...

Fandom Addict
May 5th, 2009, 11:23 AM
I'm going to copy DS's lead and use a list. :D

1. Thank you Ciannwn for all your hard work in setting this RPG up. :) I'm sorry I didn't post my view on the OOC chat thing last night, I had to head of bed since I had work early this morning. :S

2. The OOC chat is a good idea, thought like Draygon said if it's just in one thread that you're playing in and you have to leave suddenly, maybe could put something under a spoiler about it? Otherwise, it's good for everything else said. :)

3. Afa and Spike are sharing a dart (no storage :D) but it does mean they might be a little late turning up... ;) (And not for those reasons either! :P)

4. I'm put the Hive 95 on instant email, so hopefully it should let me know. Thanks for telling us about it Ciannwn. :)

5. I might be in and out of the RPG this evening, have some things to do. :S

ciannwn
May 5th, 2009, 11:24 AM
I'll travel with Tommy on the jumper please! :D

I hate being in storage. :mckay:

I've noted game DS and Tommy as being in the Jumper. If nobody posts anything else until tomorrow and you can't be online until late I could say that DS and Tommy get out of the Jumper and go with the others to wherever they're supposed to be. This will save you a bit of time. Will that be OK?

As for the rest of it I'm trying to avoid some characters arriving twice. :D

Draco-Stellaris
May 5th, 2009, 11:29 AM
I've noted game DS and Tommy as being in the Jumper. If nobody posts anything else until tomorrow and you can't be online until late I could say that DS and Tommy get out of the Jumper and go with the others to wherever they're supposed to be. This will save you a bit of time. Will that be OK?

As for the rest of it I'm trying to avoid some characters arriving twice. :D

Yes, that would be great. Thanks! :)

ciannwn
May 5th, 2009, 11:42 AM
2. The OOC chat is a good idea, thought like Draygon said if it's just in one thread that you're playing in and you have to leave suddenly, maybe could put something under a spoiler about it? Otherwise, it's good for everything else said. :)

Can we just try making all announcements about having to leave in OOC chat for a while? This is the only way to see if it works for everything. Maybe going to another thread to post about an unexpected absence will take more time than a player has available. If this is the case we can always have a rethink. An OOC entry like "Got to go" at the bottom of a role playing post would be better than no notification at all. (Small children and cats don't wait for anyone. :) )

Draco-Stellaris
May 5th, 2009, 11:57 AM
Can we just try making all announcements about having to leave in OOC chat for a while? This is the only way to see if it works for everything. Maybe going to another thread to post about an unexpected absence will take more time than a player has available. If this is the case we can always have a rethink. An OOC entry like "Got to go" at the bottom of a role playing post would be better than no notification at all. (Small children and cats don't wait for anyone. :) )

Agreed. I'll stick to it whenever possible (although when a small children incident happens it'll have to be the OOC entry in a role play).

Draygon
May 5th, 2009, 12:07 PM
Back again :o (hate food shopping)

Draco-Stellaris
May 5th, 2009, 12:10 PM
I will have to leave for about half an hour or maybe an hour, hubby's calling me for supper. :)

Fandom Addict
May 5th, 2009, 12:11 PM
Can we just try making all announcements about having to leave in OOC chat for a while? This is the only way to see if it works for everything. Maybe going to another thread to post about an unexpected absence will take more time than a player has available. If this is the case we can always have a rethink. An OOC entry like "Got to go" at the bottom of a role playing post would be better than no notification at all. (Small children and cats don't wait for anyone. :) )

Sure, that's fine. :)

I might be off in a few minutes, not sure for how long though. :S

Draco-Stellaris
May 5th, 2009, 02:02 PM
I'll be off for today. See you tomorrow!

Have some sweet wraithie dreams. :D

Draygon
May 5th, 2009, 02:19 PM
I'm off to bed too :o Night everyone

Draygon
May 5th, 2009, 02:26 PM
Adittional: Ciannwn has permission to mention game Draygon, Michael and Molly in assosiation with the Hive 95 event (and borrow if necceserry)

ciannwn
May 5th, 2009, 03:31 PM
Post #25 has now been altered in the Hive 95 thread.

TechnoWraith
May 5th, 2009, 03:33 PM
not sure, but if all the guests haven't arrived, the group is in the meditation center. They will stay there until all guests arrive, at which time, Devon and Queen amadala will escort everyone to Deveareax.

ciannwn
May 5th, 2009, 03:36 PM
not sure, but if all the guests haven't arrived, the group is in the meditation center. They will stay there until all guests arrive, at which time, Devon and Queen amadala will escort everyone to Deveareax.

I didn't think they'd got to the Meditation Center yet because you hadn't said anything like *They reach the Meditation Center and see .....** I was wondering what room Mar was admiring.

Fandom Addict
May 5th, 2009, 03:37 PM
I'm off for tonight. Afa and Spike will arrive sometime (our time) tomorrow. Night y'all!

TechnoWraith
May 5th, 2009, 03:37 PM
I didn't think they'd got to the Meditation Center yet because you hadn't said anything like *They reach the Meditation Center and see .....** I was wondering what room Mar was admiring.

I just posted in the next post like literally, 2 mins ago. So the group is there in the meditation center

ciannwn
May 5th, 2009, 03:49 PM
I've just discovered that Isolde is now online. I don't know if she's seen that post I made about setting up instant email notification. I thought the best thing to do would be to leave a visitor message telling her the Hive 95 even has started - I also gave her the link to the post about using instant email notification and another link to the one where it's been established that game Isolde and Crockett have to go in Crockett's dart.

ciannwn
May 5th, 2009, 03:58 PM
I've seen that last post about the Meditation Center but my brain has just switched itself off. I'll add something tomorrow after I've had some sleep.

Am now off for the night.

Isolde
May 6th, 2009, 02:07 AM
ciannwn has permission to borrow Isolde and Crockett for the Hive 95 event. She also has permission to borrow them if I am ever offline for any length of time.

I won't be around on Friday because I'm gonna see Star Trek at the I-Max, though if I get a chance to say so, Crockett will be coming with me. *little dance of joy* This had better be a good film or I will hunt J. J. Abrams down and curse him. :p

ciannwn
May 6th, 2009, 02:38 AM
ciannwn has permission to borrow Isolde and Crockett for the Hive 95 event. She also has permission to borrow them if I am ever offline for any length of time.

What I'll do, then, is make a post today where Crockett approaches Hive 95 and requests docking permission for his dart. TechnoWraith and I can then get game Isolde and Crockett into the Meditation Center with the others.

If you come online while this is going on and you feel like doing a bit of role playing make a post in OOC chat saying you'd like to take over for a while. Wait for me to reply to this in OOC chat and then carry on from where I left off. (This will ensure that Crockett and Isolde don't end up doing two different things at once.) When you've had enough, just make another post in OOC chat saying that I can take over with Isolde and Crockett again.

I don't think there's going to be some kind of deadline such as all characters must be out of the Meditation Center by 8pm GMT tonight. From the Hive 95 locations guide.

The Meditation Center is a focal point, providing a wide area for rest and relaxation. It is comprised of a large Zen Forest and garden. A Feng Shui area, an extensive river with two large waterfalls, bridges near the falls and at other locations.Sitting areas spread throughout the forest and garden. The Feng Shui area has mats for doing relaxation techniques. The forest has many varieties of trees and some birds and small forest animals to accentuate the forest. There are also trails, and even a newly added small mountain, complete with a trail and overlook at the top of the "summit."

Ellia has been longing to see it and Crockett's going to be "Hey, wow!" about it all. Shawn, meanwhile could have a conversation with Devon about food, kitchens and dining rooms. This should keep us occupied until Afa and Spike arrive.

Isolde
May 6th, 2009, 02:51 AM
What I'll do, then, is make a post today where Crockett approaches Hive 95 and requests docking permission for his dart. TechnoWraith and I can then get game Isolde and Crockett into the Meditation Center with the others.

If you come online while this is going on and you feel like doing a bit of role playing make a post in OOC chat saying you'd like to take over for a while. Wait for me to reply to this in OOC chat and then carry on from where I left off. (This will ensure that Crockett and Isolde don't end up doing two different things at once.) When you've had enough, just make another post in OOC chat saying that I can take over with Isolde and Crockett again.

I don't think there's going to be some kind of deadline such as all characters must be out of the Meditation Center by 8pm GMT tonight. From the Hive 95 locations guide.

Ellia has been longing to see it and Crockett's going to be "Hey, wow!" about it all. Shawn, meanwhile could have a conversation with Devon about food, kitchens and dining rooms. This should keep us occupied until Afa and Spike arrive.

Cool. Would you give me the link for the event, please, and I'll subscribe to it as well. :)

Now, I'm heading into work. See ya laters.

ciannwn
May 6th, 2009, 03:17 AM
I won't be around on Friday because I'm gonna see Star Trek at the I-Max, though if I get a chance to say so, Crockett will be coming with me. *little dance of joy* This had better be a good film or I will hunt J. J. Abrams down and curse him. :p

I'm a bit confused here about what you mean. Are you saying that game Isolde and Crockett will be off to Earth to watch the movie on Friday even though they're attending the Hive 95 event?

We're using 'in game' timing for the Hive 95 event. From the invitation Devon sent to our characters -

The event takes place Tuesday, May 5th.

We finished role playing last night with our characters ending up in the Meditation Center. Even though today is Wednesday in 'real life' time our characters are still in the Mediation Center on Tuesday, May 5th as far as 'in game' time goes. By Friday 'real life time' they might have just started dinner but it will still be Tuesday, May 5th as far as they're concerned.

If you want game Isolde and Crockett to see the Star Trek movie on Friday 'real life' time, your characters will have to stand up and announce "Sorry, we're off to Earth to see a move now," during the start or middle of the meal.

What you could do is have game Isolde talking to somebody and saying something like "Crockett and I will be going to see the new Star Trek movie in a few days time." Where 'in game' timing is concerned it will mean they'll be watching the movie a few days after the Hive 95 evening is over even if it takes us a week or more to role play the whole evening in 'real life' time.


Would you give me the link for the event, please, and I'll subscribe to it as well

http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=66336

You'll need to read it through from the first post to where we've got to when you've come online so you'll know what's going on.

Draco-Stellaris
May 6th, 2009, 04:35 AM
Just wandering through and sneaking a post while at work to enjoy a bit of the Meditation Center. :)


I won't be around on Friday because I'm gonna see Star Trek at the I-Max, though if I get a chance to say so, Crockett will be coming with me. *little dance of joy* This had better be a good film or I will hunt J. J. Abrams down and curse him. :p

Isn't he with you at all times anyway? I carry my boys with me in my heart wherever I go. ;)

ciannwn
May 6th, 2009, 04:50 AM
If I've done it right Crockett has just requested docking permission at the same time as game DS and Tommy are talking about nutella and Ellia is listening to the birds in the Meditation Center.

ciannwn
May 6th, 2009, 05:56 AM
ciannwn has permission to borrow Isolde and Crockett for the Hive 95 event. She also has permission to borrow them if I am ever offline for any length of time.

I've added the permission to Borrow game Isolde if you're offline for any length of time to the Character Owners guide. I've also given a link to this post as a reference. All I'll do with her is just have her follow along wherever the others go. You've already given me permanent permission to role play Crockett so I can have him say and do things because I used to role play him before you adopted him.

Draco-Stellaris
May 6th, 2009, 06:28 AM
I'm leaving work now, drive home, go food shopping, bring my little one to bed, have supper... And if I have done all of this I'll come back online. See you later. :)

ciannwn
May 6th, 2009, 12:09 PM
Isolde gave me permission to Borrow Crockett and Isolde for the Hive 95 event. They can board the hive and join the others in the Meditation room.

rora'sPA
May 6th, 2009, 12:10 PM
Hi sorry I haven't been on much lately, haven't been well. I'm off for the night now but hope to get on tomorrow for a bit longer *hugs to everyone*

Draco-Stellaris
May 6th, 2009, 12:23 PM
Isolde gave me permission to Borrow Crockett and Isolde for the Hive 95 event. They can board the hive and join the others in the Meditation room.

That's good news. :)


Hi sorry I haven't been on much lately, haven't been well. I'm off for the night now but hope to get on tomorrow for a bit longer *hugs to everyone*

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. I hope you'll get better soon. *big hug*

ciannwn
May 6th, 2009, 12:30 PM
I'm a bit stuck with Crockett at the moment, though. I really need TechnoWraith to make a post saying something like Dartway Control tells Crockett where to go and says there will be somebody waiting to meet him and take him to the Meditation Centre.

I could then say that Crockett follows the instructions and he and Isolde end up at the Meditation Centre.

TechnoWraith
May 6th, 2009, 01:30 PM
I'm a bit stuck with Crockett at the moment, though. I really need TechnoWraith to make a post saying something like Dartway Control tells Crockett where to go and says there will be somebody waiting to meet him and take him to the Meditation Centre.

I could then say that Crockett follows the instructions and he and Isolde end up at the Meditation Centre.

Sorry about that guys. Some unexpected longer hours at work contributed to the delay. Crockett's dart has been cleared for entry. This evening may be a bit spotty, as I'm going out to dinner with the family in a little bit. And then I have an online seminar to attend, so my posting may be spotty. I'll keep a tab open for the thread. But my posts may be short if time doesn't allow for longer posts during the seminar.

Draco-Stellaris
May 6th, 2009, 01:33 PM
I'll go to bed now. See you tomorrow! :D

By the way, somehow I feel strange with the "in game" time. Not that I want to change it back, its just that I'm still not used to leaving "myself" online. :S

Is it just me going barking mad or does anyone else feel something similar?

TechnoWraith
May 6th, 2009, 01:50 PM
ciannwn: you can have crockett send devon a telepathic message asking for someone to meet them at the dartbay.

The ingame time system will take a little getting used, especially from our previous frames of mind. I'm sure that after a day or so, you'll get used to it though. :)

Isolde
May 6th, 2009, 01:55 PM
Going to grab a cup of tea. RL

ciannwn
May 6th, 2009, 01:56 PM
ciannwn: you can have crockett send devon a telepathic message asking for someone to meet them at the dartbay.

We're OK now. Isolde made Post 61 and got Crockett to send a telepathic message.

I'll add a Locations Guide update while I'm here. The Pirates and Hippies will be pleased to know that they've now got showers, washbasins and toilets. :)

TechnoWraith
May 6th, 2009, 02:02 PM
Will be leaving anytime between now and 6 to go out for dinner. Will try to post to keep event going.

Draygon
May 6th, 2009, 02:11 PM
I'm off to bed myself :o

Night night everyone

Isolde
May 6th, 2009, 02:24 PM
I'm off to bed myself :o

Night night everyone

*waves* Night... :)

Off to bed myself, but will be about tomorrow. G'night all. :)

ciannwn
May 6th, 2009, 03:30 PM
For the attention of Fandom Addict.

I'm off for the night as well. Thought I'd better announce it just in case you come on after I've gone.

TechnoWraith
May 6th, 2009, 04:10 PM
All right, i made a post to continue the event. I'm going to assume we're waiting for guests, but left my post open ended so it can work if A) we ARE waiting for guests still, or B)everyone has arrived.

I'm compiling a list of who responded and who arrived. If you or any character you roleplay hasn't "arrived" at the party yet, please do so. They're getting hungry i can imagine.

ciannwn
May 6th, 2009, 11:13 PM
I'm compiling a list of who responded and who arrived. If you or any character you roleplay hasn't "arrived" at the party yet, please do so. They're getting hungry i can imagine.

The only guests who haven't arrived yet are Spike and Afa who are run by Fandom Addict but she didn't come on at all yesterday. I'm guessing real life has hit her. In post 48 dated 2nd May she said -

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10113593&postcount=48

I'm going to try to around more now, hopefully, but work is still a bit hectic.

I've read that last post you made and it's left things open for Devon saying that they can't delay the start of the event any longer. Boris's crew, Jean-Luc, the Hippies and Mar would all be getting worried by then, however, so how about something like this?

If Fandom Addict hasn't come on by the time you really need to get everyone out of the Meditation Centre, Boris asks Devon if he can contact his ship and the planet to arrange for a search party. We wouldn't have to role play the search party's activities in the On Board Hive 95 thread - all Boris would need to do is report the arrangements he's made to the others.

There's Bob, Gordon and Darrell at the Pirate Camp, and some more crew members on Boris's hive ship. If Draygon agrees,(a) the Scottish Wraith can fly darts and might even have parked some away from the Hill Fort so Boris could say he'd had a word with Connolly and (b) Boris could also report that Gowen has asked Solma to help. I can always add a bit in the guides about the Hippies, Pirates and Scottish Wraith having a sophisticated version of a laptop hidden away and there could be some kind of computer near the Meditation Room and Spa. (I don't think we've ever established what kind of distances Wraith telepathy works for in our game world either.)

I could then send Fandom Addict a PM to tell her that the Grand Opening had to go ahead without Afa and Spike and there's now a search party out looking for them.

Draygon's already had Michael expecting something to go wrong so I'm sure she could have him saying something like "I knew it!" :D

ciannwn
May 7th, 2009, 04:30 AM
Have just thought that we might need an 'in game' reason for Spike and Afa being very late so how about this -

They run into a strange space/time anomaly which sends them into the 'in game' time future - how far into the future will depend on when Fandom Addict can get on GateWorld.in 'real life' time.

1: If Fandom Addict comes on while the opening ceremony is happening in the game it's one hour.

2: If Fandom Addict comes on after everyone has started eating in the dining room it's 2-3 hours.

3: If Fandom Addict can't get on until the Grand Opening event has finished it's twelve hours or even a day. Spike and Afa will then have missed out on the party altogether.

Draygon
May 7th, 2009, 08:08 AM
You've got my permission to use either the Scottish wraith or have Gowen contact Solma for search parties :)

Hope it doesn't come to that...

ciannwn
May 7th, 2009, 09:14 AM
I won't be on as much this evening (UK time). I'm giving Draygon and Draco-Stellaris permanent permission to role play my game alter ego, Ciannwn, if ever it becomes neccessary.

The Character Owner's guide has now been updated so ciannwn, Draygon and Draco-Stellaris can all role play the following characters -

Kit, Ciannwn, Boris, Erik, Archimedes, Finlay the Fey, Jimmy, Neo, Fred, Gawain, Gabriel, Shawn, Zakkik, Ellia, Fern, Hector, Jean-Luc

TechnoWraith
May 7th, 2009, 10:11 AM
The only guests who haven't arrived yet are Spike and Afa who are run by Fandom Addict but she didn't come on at all yesterday. I'm guessing real life has hit her. In post 48 dated 2nd May she said -

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10113593&postcount=48

I'm going to try to around more now, hopefully, but work is still a bit hectic.

I've read that last post you made and it's left things open for Devon saying that they can't delay the start of the event any longer. Boris's crew, Jean-Luc, the Hippies and Mar would all be getting worried by then, however, so how about something like this?

If Fandom Addict hasn't come on by the time you really need to get everyone out of the Meditation Centre, Boris asks Devon if he can contact his ship and the planet to arrange for a search party. We wouldn't have to role play the search party's activities in the On Board Hive 95 thread - all Boris would need to do is report the arrangements he's made to the others.

There's Bob, Gordon and Darrell at the Pirate Camp, and some more crew members on Boris's hive ship. If Draygon agrees,(a) the Scottish Wraith can fly darts and might even have parked some away from the Hill Fort so Boris could say he'd had a word with Connolly and (b) Boris could also report that Gowen has asked Solma to help. I can always add a bit in the guides about the Hippies, Pirates and Scottish Wraith having a sophisticated version of a laptop hidden away and there could be some kind of computer near the Meditation Room and Spa. (I don't think we've ever established what kind of distances Wraith telepathy works for in our game world either.)

I could then send Fandom Addict a PM to tell her that the Grand Opening had to go ahead without Afa and Spike and there's now a search party out looking for them.

Draygon's already had Michael expecting something to go wrong so I'm sure she could have him saying something like "I knew it!" :D

Ok... Sounds like a plausible explanation for Spike and Afa's absence. Being that I myself may not be on as much either, maybe we'll "pause" the game for tonite. That may give AFA a chance to post if real life is preventing her from doing so. I would say by tomorrow, if AFA is unable to post, we'll go ahead with this plan. I just rememberedm thoughm that I won't be around tomorrow afternoon, evening, and most of saturday due to going on a trip with friends. I'd hate to pause the game forever, but what if waited until Sunday sometime to resume? Let me know what you think.

The good thing about the "in-game" time system is that you can essentially "freeze" a story if people can't actively participate for a day or so. When things resume, all you need to do is just a quick skim of the game thread and you'll be up to speed as to what needs to happen next. This circumstance may work well for us for the weekend. (And today).


Have just thought that we might need an 'in game' reason for Spike and Afa being very late so how about this -

They run into a strange space/time anomaly which sends them into the 'in game' time future - how far into the future will depend on when Fandom Addict can get on GateWorld.in 'real life' time.

1: If Fandom Addict comes on while the opening ceremony is happening in the game it's one hour.

2: If Fandom Addict comes on after everyone has started eating in the dining room it's 2-3 hours.

3: If Fandom Addict can't get on until the Grand Opening event has finished it's twelve hours or even a day. Spike and Afa will then have missed out on the party altogether.

Ok, good explanation and we'll use it if we need to.

ciannwn
May 7th, 2009, 10:24 AM
I'd hate to pause the game forever, but what if waited until Sunday sometime to resume? Let me know what you think.

I think that pausing the Hive 95 event until Sunday would be a very good idea. If some of us want to role play until then we've got other characters in the Boris's Hive and The Planet role playing threads to be going on with.


Ok, good explanation and we'll use it if we need to.

Thanks. Hopefully we won't have to use this strange space/time anomaly if the game is paused until Sunday.

Draygon
May 7th, 2009, 10:54 AM
I can see the positvies of pausing the Hive event for the time being.

Draco-Stellaris
May 7th, 2009, 11:05 AM
I agree with the pausing until Sunday.

That means of course also that our characters are "stuck" there and we can't use them for other role playing. :S

Don't get ballistic at me but I'd like to suggest that - since we have different threads - we could simply say that the event is already over and resume our normal playing in the other threads?

ciannwn
May 7th, 2009, 11:26 AM
That means of course also that our characters are "stuck" there and we can't use them for other role playing. :S

Don't get ballistic at me but I'd like to suggest that - since we have different threads - we could simply say that the event is already over and resume our normal playing in the other threads?

The Hive 95 role playing thread is the only one which is officially running under 'in game' timing at the moment. We've just been experimenting in the other role playing threads ourselves. I don't see why we can't pretend that the event is over in The Planet and Boris's Hive role playing threads as long as we don't have our characters say what's been happening at the party because we players have no idea what will happen yet. :D

While there's just a handful of players at the moment maybe we should keep proper 'in game' timing just for special events. If we want to have a party at The Lab, for example, we could use The Planet role playing thread as the 'in game' timing one for a few days. Hope this makes sense.

Draco-Stellaris
May 7th, 2009, 11:31 AM
The Hive 95 role playing thread is the only one which is officially running under 'in game' timing at the moment. We've just been experimenting in the other role playing threads ourselves. I don't see why we can't pretend that the event is over in The Planet and Boris's Hive role playing threads as long as we don't have our characters say what's been happening at the party because we players have no idea what will happen yet. :D

While there's just a handful of players at the moment maybe we should keep proper 'in game' timing just for special events. If we want to have a party at The Lab, for example, we could use The Planet role playing thread as the 'in game' timing one for a few days. Hope this makes sense.

Yay! It absolutely makes sense. :D

ciannwn
May 7th, 2009, 11:36 AM
I've got a phone call now - will be back at about 8.30 pm UK time.

TechnoWraith
May 7th, 2009, 11:36 AM
If you're enterprising enough, you can be in multiple places at once with a character. Just be sure to make note of what's happening when. I don't have much experience in the "real life" roleplay that we do in the other threads, so it's fairly new to me. In the roleplays that i've been in, we've used the "In-game" system. We'll eventually get things ironed out, i'm sure. Better to do it while we're small than with a huge group of players. :)

Draygon
May 7th, 2009, 11:40 AM
Yay! It absolutely makes sense. :D
:) Same here

ciannwn
May 7th, 2009, 01:05 PM
. I don't have much experience in the "real life" roleplay that we do in the other threads, so it's fairly new to me.

The 'real life' role playing just sort of happened when some of us revived various Wraith thunk threads. It was a fun way to pass the time in between chatting about all kinds of other things and we gradually created a game world without even realising it. Then Hive 95 turned up as and when you did and some of my characters interacted with some of the Hive 95 characters - Shawn and Devon found they shared an interest in cooking while Erik, Archimedes and Wraithguyver started working on projects together.

The WWA game introduction is already out of date because it doesn't describe the game we've actually ended up with. I've been drafting out a new one and will post it as an OOC game discussion. It seems a good time to do it with the Hive 95 event being paused until Sunday because everyone who comes on between now and then will have time to think about it.


In the roleplays that i've been in, we've used the "In-game" system.

When I did role playing in RL gaming groups we always used the 'in-game' time system. We'd role play for an evening and then carry on from where we'd left off when we all met up again the next week. The main difference to me is having players in different time zones instead of all the gamers being in the same room at the same time.


We'll eventually get things ironed out, i'm sure. Better to do it while we're small than with a huge group of players. :)

Maybe one of the problems at the moment is that we're too small as far as the number of players go. There are 12 at the moment. Todd's Pet and Starry Waters run The Chill-Out Hive - it's a very specialised role playing thread which is associated with the game world but not actually a part of it. Out of the rest only you, me, Draygon , Mariellelita and Draco-Stellaris are able to get on with any regularity. It's reached the stage where Draygon, Draco-Stellaris and I are role playing most of the non-Hive 95 characters, including each other's in an emergency, just to keep something going. :(

Draco-Stellaris
May 7th, 2009, 01:16 PM
Maybe one of the problems at the moment is that we're too small as far as the number of players go. There are 12 at the moment. Todd's Pet and Starry Waters run The Chill-Out Hive - it's a very specialised role playing thread which is associated with the game world but not actually a part of it. Out of the rest only you, me, Draygon , Mariellelita and Draco-Stellaris are able to get on with any regularity. It's reached the stage where Draygon, Draco-Stellaris and I are role playing most of the non-Hive 95 characters, including each other's in an emergency, just to keep something going. :(

We are playing in a very specialised fandom. For reasons I can't quite understand Wraith aren't very popular among the majority of Stargate fans. :(
(On the convention I even heard some fans moan and complain silently when a Wraith question was asked to the actors. :mad: )

Those fans who ARE interested in the Wraith usually play in the WDC and Todd's thunk thread (although it's quiet in there too :() but sadly most of them don't want to get involved with role playing. And those who do role play usually do that in a "serious" manner as I have heard of in other forums. :(

Maybe we could recruit new players in the WDC and Todd's thunk by announcing that the Uberhive has now become an official RPG and everyone is free to come over and have a look.

Draygon
May 7th, 2009, 01:19 PM
We are playing in a very specialised fandom. For reasons I can't quite understand Wraith aren't very popular among the majority of Stargate fans. :(
(On the convention I even heard some fans moan and complain silently when a Wraith question was asked to the actors. :mad: )

Those fans who ARE interested in the Wraith usually play in the WDC and Todd's thunk thread (although it's quiet in there too :() but sadly most of them don't want to get involved with role playing. And those who do role play usually do that in a "serious" manner as I have heard of in other forums. :(

Maybe we could recruit new players in the WDC and Todd's thunk by announcing that the Uberhive has now become an official RPG and everyone is free to come over and have a look.
It would be nice to have some new members :o I can't understand why people have such a thing against wraith :(

rora'sPA
May 7th, 2009, 01:22 PM
We are playing in a very specialised fandom. For reasons I can't quite understand Wraith aren't very popular among the majority of Stargate fans. :(
(On the convention I even heard some fans moan and complain silently when a Wraith question was asked to the actors. :mad: )

Those fans who ARE interested in the Wraith usually play in the WDC and Todd's thunk thread (although it's quiet in there too :() but sadly most of them don't want to get involved with role playing. And those who do role play usually do that in a "serious" manner as I have heard of in other forums. :(

Maybe we could recruit new players in the WDC and Todd's thunk by announcing that the Uberhive has now become an official RPG and everyone is free to come over and have a look.

I have to say also that some might be put off because others already 'own' the Wraith they're interested in. Take Todd for instance, he has loads of people willing to be his worshippers but he's already taken up (mainly) by TP and SW. I was (and still am) a Kenny fan, but I knew Marriellelita was really into him so that's when I asked about Shawn, same kind of story... so I 'adopted' Aurora. It's nice to give a Wraith some attention who doesn't have it and I'm now completely besotted with 'my' Wraith, but others might not want to let go of Todd and the others if they're already 'taken'. Another Wraith just might not do it for them...

Draco-Stellaris
May 7th, 2009, 01:38 PM
I have to say also that some might be put off because others already 'own' the Wraith they're interested in. Take Todd for instance, he has loads of people willing to be his worshippers but he's already taken up (mainly) by TP and SW. I was (and still am) a Kenny fan, but I knew Marriellelita was really into him so that's when I asked about Shawn, same kind of story... so I 'adopted' Aurora. It's nice to give a Wraith some attention who doesn't have it and I'm now completely besotted with 'my' Wraith, but others might not want to let go of Todd and the others if they're already 'taken'. Another Wraith just might not do it for them...

I see what you mean. When I came over from dA I was obsessed with Todd (as are many more ;)) and I was a bit lost on finding that all the boys I liked most were already taken. Although we shared them more in the beginning, somewhere along the road it just happened that their personalities (and our affection) had evolved to such a degree that sharing became more rare.

This is absolutely not meant to be offensive, I so do understand you gals about being possessive, now that I have my own boys who I don't like to share. ;)

But yes, a new player has to build up her/his character from scratch instead of using good-old-Todd. That's a chance to an ambitious writer but it's discouraging people who are not - like us - obsessed with the Wraith in general.

rora'sPA
May 7th, 2009, 01:44 PM
Have to go for a few mins, back soon

Draco-Stellaris
May 7th, 2009, 01:46 PM
PA has had a useful idea:

I could make advertising for the RPG on deviantart since I run a Wraith fanclub there. It's possible that some people could be interested, at least those who aren't already here. :)

Does a *headdesk* for not thinking herself of that possibility :o

ciannwn
May 7th, 2009, 01:48 PM
Here's the rough draft of the updated introduction. If new players didn't want a Wraith to thunk over they could have game characters working for Kenny instead. He's already got Ford and Lorne and the list of game guide characters include McKay and Keller who were involved in a crazy coffee empire plot Mar and I came up in the Kenny thunk thread - we had McKay trying to start a rival coffee empire and ruin Kenny's company by revealing he's a Wraith etc.

I've just dug this out of the All Wraith Thunk Thread -

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=9813116&postcount=15690

This is part of a Hive 95 expedition to Atlantis to arrange a trade agreement involving coffee and pancakes. Maybe new players could adopt members of the Atlantis expedition. There's no reason why alter ego characters have to be just human or Wraith either. We've got mythological beings so a descended Ancient would be quite normal after that. :) Erik did a deal with Hermiod for an Asgard Matter Converter - as we've got one Asgard already we could have more along with Jaffa, Goa'uld and Asurans. The new introduction idea is below the dotted line.
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This game wasn't planned out from the start. A group of barking mad Wraith fans met up in various Wraith thunk threads and our thunking led to a certain amount of role playing. As time went on we created a multi location game world and brought in original characters.

Kenny was turned into a coffee addict for a joke in the thunk threads - he now runs a coffee empire with shops across the Pegasus galaxy and on Earth. We have a hive ship orbiting a planet which hasn't been fully explored yet apart from a tropical island where some of the game characters live. One of the communities is made up of Scottish Wraith living a Celtic lifestyle in a hill fort located in the middle of the island. Ellia runs a Hippie Commune. Some of the SGA based Wraith characters wanted to dress as pirates so they now live in the Pirate Camp - they added a Tavern so they and any visitors could get merry (and noisy) every evening in a Pirates Of The Carribbean setting. An alternate universe version of Terry Pratchett's Discworld turned up on the edge of the Pegasus galaxy - it has a stargate in our game world so characters can go to Ankh-Morpork if they fancy buying a rat on a stick from a Dwarf cook shop. Another hive ship full of original characters turned up every so often in the All Wraith Thunk Thread and Hive 95 has now got its own role playing thread. Hive 95 is the first hive ship in Pegasus to have an onboard roller coaster for thrills and excitement and some of its crew members enjoy an online, multi player role playing game called World Of Wraith. Then there's the mythological beings and creatures such as nymphs and dryads who like being barmaids at the Pirate Tavern, a hydra living in a swamp, a Sith (a Celtic fey who isn't at all like Tinkerbell) and a Cu Sith - a dog the size of a small cow with shaggy green fur.

What is a Worshipper? The game definition has evolved far beyond the original concept of adopting a favourite SGA Wraith and thunking over him/her. In SGA, Wraith Worshippers are humans who serve the Wraith in a variety of ways and this aspect is now very much a part of the game along with the original approach. The Kenny's Hive role playing thread is about the Koffee Nirvana company and there's an elite group of humans working for him who know the 'Big Secret' - the real owner of the company is a Wraith. They include Evan Lorne (the human front man), Aiden Ford, whose window washing company is contracted to keep the Koffee Nirvana shop windows clean and Gloria Oglethorpe, an original character sales representative. All these humans are Worshippers as defined in SGA even though we've never said that they're doing any thunking.

What does Wraith Worshippers Anonymous mean? Wraith can become an addiction for those who are thunking over their favourite Wraith. Humans who work for Kenny want to be anonymous where their status as Wraith Worshippers is concerned.

What is the object of this game? It's to have fun in a crazy game world which is sort of a cross between Stargate, Monty Python, Terry Pratchett's Discworld and Dallas (but with coffee and healthy, nutritious cream cakes instead of oil).

rora'sPA
May 7th, 2009, 01:51 PM
I'm back now.

Ciannwn: Love the new intro, explains things a lot better for newbies :D

Isolde
May 7th, 2009, 01:54 PM
I have to say also that some might be put off because others already 'own' the Wraith they're interested in...
...It's nice to give a Wraith some attention who doesn't have it and I'm now completely besotted with 'my' Wraith, but others might not want to let go of Todd and the others if they're already 'taken'. Another Wraith just might not do it for them...

I completely agree with this, and I am now so keen on Crockett (though I still adore Todd) that my Second Life avatar keenly searches the grid for (whenever I get a chance to go there) for places to take him. And new outfits to 'wow' him with. :o 'Tis a worry. :)

Draco-Stellaris
May 7th, 2009, 01:58 PM
Like PA said *points at her post* I agree.

Plus the new intro makes it more clear for new people who have probably never seen the thunk threads and are mainly interested in role playing. :)

Draco-Stellaris
May 7th, 2009, 02:00 PM
I completely agree with this, and I am now so keen on Crockett (though I still adore Todd) that my Second Life avatar keenly searches the grid for (whenever I get a chance to go there) for places to take him. And new outfits to 'wow' him with. :o 'Tis a worry. :)

It takes on a worrying dimesion, doesn't it? :D
Those boys have an uncanny tendency to grow on you really fast once you've adopted them. I can't live without mine anymore. :eek:

rora'sPA
May 7th, 2009, 02:03 PM
It takes on a worrying dimesion, doesn't it? :D
Those boys have an uncanny tendency to grow on you really fast once you've adopted them. I can't live without mine anymore. :eek:

Same here, I've only been Aurora's worshipper for a couple of weeks but already we're inseperable!

Isolde
May 7th, 2009, 02:11 PM
It takes on a worrying dimesion, doesn't it? :D
Those boys have an uncanny tendency to grow on you really fast once you've adopted them. I can't live without mine anymore. :eek:

:eek: is about right, DS. Believe it or not, I went and picked out a dress for this damn Hive 95 event in the same way I would if I was going out for real. Do you think Wraith are like a drug? :D Once you go Wraith nothing else will do. *sigh*

Evolving the characters is a good challenge, something I enjoy enormously, and hopefully Crockett will become fully rounded as we go along.

rora'sPA
May 7th, 2009, 02:13 PM
:eek: is about right, DS. Believe it or not, I went and picked out a dress for this damn Hive 95 event in the same way I would if I was going out for real. Do you think Wraith are like a drug? :D Once you go Wraith nothing else will do. *sigh*

Evolving the characters is a good challenge, something I enjoy enormously, and hopefully Crockett will become fully rounded as we go along.

LOL! Once you have Wraith you never go back... cos if you try they'll suck the life force out of you :D

Draygon
May 7th, 2009, 02:18 PM
I have to admit, I didn't really know about many of the wraith other than Todd when I arrived here, and now look: compleatly obsessed Michael worshiper :P Heck, I didn't even really know much about him before I adopted him :eek: So deprived...

Isolde
May 7th, 2009, 02:20 PM
I have to admit, I didn't really know about many of the wraith other than Todd when I arrived here, and now look: compleatly obsessed Michael worshiper :P Heck, I didn't even really know much about him before I adopted him :eek: So deprived...

So many Wraith, so little time. :D :D :D :P

rora'sPA
May 7th, 2009, 02:20 PM
I have to admit, I didn't really know about many of the wraith other than Todd when I arrived here, and now look: compleatly obsessed Michael worshiper :P Heck, I didn't even really know much about him before I adopted him :eek: So deprived...

Aren't we all until we get to know our boys? Aurora was just languishing in his stasis pod til I came along and now look at us: fairy cakes and snuggles :p

Draco-Stellaris
May 7th, 2009, 02:23 PM
:eek: is about right, DS. Believe it or not, I went and picked out a dress for this damn Hive 95 event in the same way I would if I was going out for real. Do you think Wraith are like a drug? :D Once you go Wraith nothing else will do. *sigh*

Rhys: Of course Wraith are like a drug. :cool:

I'll be off for tonight! See you tomorrow.

Isolde
May 7th, 2009, 02:24 PM
Night night... :D

rora'sPA
May 7th, 2009, 02:25 PM
Night DS :)

Draygon
May 7th, 2009, 02:26 PM
:o I'm off to bed too... School tomorrow and all that. Plus Michael snuggling required :D

Night everyone. Sweet wraithy dreams

rora'sPA
May 7th, 2009, 02:28 PM
:o I'm off to bed too... School tomorrow and all that. Plus Michael snuggling required :D

Night everyone. Sweet wraithy dreams

Night Draygon, happy Michael-snuggling :D

rora'sPA
May 7th, 2009, 02:32 PM
Am leaving the hive now, but will stick around on VMs for a bit longer

ciannwn
May 7th, 2009, 02:42 PM
Plus the new intro makes it more clear for new people who have probably never seen the thunk threads and are mainly interested in role playing. :)

I think that's a very good point. Some people could be put off by the idea that the game is just about adopting a favourite SGA Wraith and thunking over him/her. We've now got a multi location game world with several role playing threads so this gives plenty of scope for players to get involved in all kinds of crazy adventures which don't involve potted plants. :D


Those boys have an uncanny tendency to grow on you really fast once you've adopted them. I can't live without mine anymore.

All my Wraith ended up in the new class of Essential Characters because they perform important roles in the game world - hive commander, chef involved with the Koffee Nirvana company, scientists etc. You and Draygon now have permenant permission to role play them if I'm not available and it's reached a stage where I don't mind if other players' characters develop 'potted plant' style relationships with all them except Boris during the course of the game. I'm still possessive about my Sateda UberWraith but I can't see me ever having much competition where he's concerned. Nobody loves him but me. :D

rora'sPA
May 7th, 2009, 02:46 PM
I think that's a very good point. Some people could be put off by the idea that the game is just about adopting a favourite SGA Wraith and thunking over him/her. We've now got a multi location game world with several role playing threads so this gives plenty of scope for players to get involved in all kinds of crazy adventures which don't involve potted plants. :D

I found it very hard to feel part of the threads when I first joined because I didn't have a clue what everyone was on about, luckily I already knew TP and DS from DeviantArt so they helped me out. Hopefully the new intro will help others to fit in quicker.



I'm still possessive about my Sateda UberWraith but I can't see me ever having much competition where he's concerned. Nobody loves him but me. :D

Aaw, poor Boris.

ciannwn
May 7th, 2009, 03:14 PM
I found it very hard to feel part of the threads when I first joined because I didn't have a clue what everyone was on about, luckily I already knew TP and DS from DeviantArt so they helped me out. Hopefully the new intro will help others to fit in quicker.

This is the reason why I'm creating the game guides. The sheer volume of background information is mind boggling and it was impossible for anyone to keep track if it in the thunk threads. I'm still digging my way through the AWTT for things I vaguely remember and finding bits and pieces I've forgotten about.


Aaw, poor Boris.

I don't mind. I'm very fond of my 10,000 + year old Lantean War veteran Commander. :D

Mariellelita
May 7th, 2009, 04:00 PM
:( Good night everyone who left/is leaving.

*Goes off to prepare to go clubbing with Kenny* :D

ciannwn
May 8th, 2009, 06:56 AM
I've more or less rewritten the main parts of the Introduction and, hopefully, the new version will be a lot easier for people to follow. I've decided to use a FAQ style format, shifted one or two bits around and added new things. You'll have read some of it before when I posted up a suggested draft to get everyone's opinion but please read through these sections again so you can tell me how they stand as part of the whole.

Something else which is now out of date is the game having 6 threads because Hive 95 now has it's own role playing thread and brings the total up to 7. There's also this in the game guides -

Hive 95 and all it's crew members are owned by TechnoWraith. Hive 95 is neither a role playing thread like the Chill-Out Hive nor a location in a role playing thread. When the player, TechnoWraith, participates in the game various crew members from Hive 95 communicate with and interact with characters who live on Boris's Hive or in the Pirate Camp and Hippie Commune. When player, TechoWraith, isn't present in the game, Hive 95 crew members are having adventures elsewhere in the Pegasus galaxy or on Earth. The other game characters learn about these adventures when Hive 95 appears again.

TechnoWraith has also put three Hive 95 characters up for adoption although they aren't on the adoption list yet.. I have no idea how to describe the On Board Hive 95 thread, though, because it's currently a somewhat specialised one where we're practising 'in game' timing role playing.

I'll be posting as much of the proposed new Introduction as I can later on - I can't add Part 1 and Part 2 to this post because I'm sure I'll hit the dreaded character limit if I try it.

ciannwn
May 8th, 2009, 07:50 AM
I decided to post Introduction Part 1 and Introduction Part 2 separately so people aren't faced with a great wall of text that makes them go :eek: Part 1 includes some of the things I put in the proposed draft.
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Introduction Part One - The Game

This game wasn't planned out from the start. A group of barking mad Wraith fans met up in various Wraith thunk threads and our thunking led to a certain amount of role playing. As time went on we created a multi location game world and brought in original characters.

Kenny was turned into a coffee addict for a joke in the thunk threads - he now runs a coffee empire with shops across the Pegasus galaxy and on Earth. We have a hive ship orbiting a planet which hasn't been fully explored yet apart from a tropical island where some of the game characters live. One of the communities is made up of Scottish Wraith living a Celtic lifestyle in a hill fort located in the middle of the island. Ellia runs a Hippie Commune. Some of the SGA based Wraith characters wanted to dress as pirates so they now live in the Pirate Camp - they added a Tavern so they and any visitors could get merry (and noisy) every evening in a 'Pirates Of The Carribbean' setting. An alternate universe version of Terry Pratchett's Discworld turned up on the edge of the Pegasus galaxy - it has a stargate in our game world so characters can go to Ankh-Morpork if they fancy buying a rat on a stick from a Dwarf cook shop. Another hive ship full of original characters turned up every so often in the All Wraith Thunk Thread and Hive 95 has now got its own role playing thread. Hive 95 is the first hive ship in Pegasus to have an onboard roller coaster for thrills and excitement and some of its crew members enjoy an online, multi player role playing game called World Of Wraith. Then there's the mythological beings and creatures such as nymphs and dryads who like being barmaids at the Pirate Tavern, a hydra living in a swamp, a Sith (a Celtic fey who isn't at all like Tinkerbell) and a Cu Sith - a dog the size of a small cow with shaggy green fur.

What is the object of this game?

It's to have fun in a crazy game world which is sort of a cross between Stargate, Monty Python, Terry Pratchett's Discworld and Dallas (but with coffee and healthy, nutritious cream cakes instead of oil). Meanwhile, artists and writers have produced game related artwork and what we call mini fics - these are short stories about the characters and the game world and it's often been the case that something which turned up in a mini fic has become an established part of the game.

What is a Worshipper?

The game definition has evolved far beyond the original concept of adopting a favourite SGA Wraith and thunking over him/her. In SGA, Wraith Worshippers are humans who serve the Wraith in a variety of ways and this aspect is now very much a part of the game along with the original approach. The Kenny's Hive role playing thread is about the Koffee Nirvana company and there's an elite group of humans working for him who know the 'Big Secret' - the real owner of the company is a Wraith. They include Evan Lorne (the human front man), Aiden Ford, whose window washing company is contracted to keep the Koffee Nirvana shop windows clean and Gloria Oglethorpe, an original character sales representative. All these humans are Worshippers as defined in SGA even though we've never said that they're doing any thunking.

What does the word 'Worshipping' mean in the Character Owners Guide?

When we started out in the thunk threads, 'Worshipping' meant hugging, kissing and anything beyond that. Our adopted Wraith soon started developing personalities and they now vary when it comes to how much personal attention they want because some are more reserved than others. We've retained the word because the same will be true of any character in the game world whether he/she is a Wraith, an Earth human, a Pegasus human or a member of any other species. If you see 'Can be hugged at all times' it means that the character concerned is a friendly, demonstrative person - Kit, a Wraith toddler, loves being hugged so players can role play hugging him whenever they feel like it. Steve, on the other hand, doesn't want to be hugged, let alone kissed, by anyone other than Todd's Pet and Starry Waters while Siric is antisocial so hugging him is a very unwise thing to do. These basic guides doesn't mean that everything is set in stone, of course. Two players role playing their characters can find that their characters develop a relationship over the course of the game and end up wanting to go somewhere private for a Worshipping session. Complicated? No, it's just like real life.

What are potted plants?

When we started out in the thunk threads there were forests of artificial potted plants everywhere so characters could have a bit of privacy by disappearing behind them. Characters now have luxurious quarters, tents or huts so they don't need those potted plants any more. Disappearing behind the potted plants has since become a fun euphemism for the kind of Worshipping which requires characters to go somewhere private.

What does Wraith Worshippers Anonymous mean?

Worshipping a favourite Wraith can become an addiction. Humans who work for Kenny want to be anonymous where their status as Wraith Worshippers is concerned.

What does suck 'n puke mean?

This revolting phrase was inspired by some SGA Wraith feeding on a human's life force (sucking) and then returning it (puking). Examples of this are Todd and Sheppard (Common Ground), a Wraith and Larrin (Travellers) and the Wraith Commander and Ronon (Broken Ties).

What do Wraith eat in this game world?

Humans, of course, because they're Wraith. The Pegasus galaxy is full of human lunches while the Atlantis Personnel Takeaway on Boris's Hive grows clones of some members of the Atlantis Expedition to order. Eating ordinary food for pleasure is now a very popular activity, though, so the Commander from 'Condemned' (Shawn) and Hive 95's Devon are cordon bleu chefs. Ellia from 'Instinct' also bakes delicious biscuits.

What is creative vagueness?

You'll find a lot of that in the game. Characters have a way of getting to Earth in the blink of an eye without the Atlantis Expedition knowing. How does it work? Don't ask us because we've never come up with an explanation. Hive ships in Pegasus can pick up TV broadcasts from Earth but we don't know how. Characters can also access the Earth internet from hive ships but we haven't a clue why it's possible to do this.

What are Mods?

Mods are supernatural beings who sometimes step in to direct the affairs of mortals. They have set certain rules for the universe and these rules must not be broken. The GateWorld forums are PG rated so if a Worshipping session starts getting too adult, so to speak, a Mod will swoop down out of the sky and throw a bucket of cold water over the characters concerned. :D

Isolde
May 8th, 2009, 08:07 AM
Nice and clear... :D

Draygon
May 8th, 2009, 08:35 AM
Looks good. Very clear and understandable to new commers (and everyone else :D)

ciannwn
May 8th, 2009, 09:05 AM
Nice and clear...


Looks good. Very clear and understandable to new commers (and everyone else :D)

Thanks. I forgot about the potted plants, though. so I'll have to add something like this in -

What are potted plants?

When we started out in the thunk threads there were forests of artificial potted plants everywhere so characters could have a bit of privacy by disappearing behind them. Characters now have luxurious quarters, tents or huts so they don't need those potted plants any more. Disappearing behind the potted plants has since become a fun euphemism for the kind of Worshipping which requires characters to go somewhere private.

Draygon
May 8th, 2009, 09:33 AM
Thanks. I forgot about the potted plants, though. so I'll have to add something like this in -

What are potted plants?

When we started out in the thunk threads there were forests of artificial potted plants everywhere so characters could have a bit of privacy by disappearing behind them. Characters now have luxurious quarters, tents or huts so they don't need those potted plants any more. Disappearing behind the potted plants has since become a fun euphemism for the kind of Worshipping which requires characters to go somewhere private.
:eek::P How could we forget the potted plants?! Eddie would be most displeased...

ciannwn
May 8th, 2009, 10:02 AM
Introduction Part 2. Hopefully everything is now straightforward and simple compared to what we have at the moment here (http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10080234&postcount=2).

When we set the game up we wanted players to know that gay characters would be permitted so the original character section was written with this in mind. It's a horribly convoluted way of putting it, though, when all a player might want is a straightforward yes or no. I've now added a section saying that players can have gay characters if they want to because gay people are supposed to exist in the fictional Stargate universe. (Well, we haven't actually seen any yet but a lot of fans in the SGA forum speculated for days about the recurring SGA character who Joe Mallozzi thinks of as being gay. :))

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Introduction Part Two - Characters

What is a game alter ego?

A game alter ego is a player's main character who represents him/herself in the game. Some players have based theirs on their real life selves while others wanted to get away from real life and be a Wraith or a Wraith/human hybrid. If you've ever longed to be a descended Ancient, a Genii or a Jaffa, here's your chance. How would a Jaffa get into the Pegasus galaxy? See Creative Vagueness. :) Not all players will have read Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, though, so we've tended to keep TPD-123 as a world which characters visit in mini fics or offstage apart from an occasional Discworld character turning up as a tourist. If you've really got your heart set on being a seamstress from Ankh-Morpork we'll have to find a way of making it clear what a seamstress is for everyone who hasn't read the books. (Remember the Mods, though.)

What is an adopted character?

Once you've got used to the game world you can have secondary characters to role play as well as your game alter ego. Some characters who are present in the game world are just extras at the moment - these include a number of SGA based Wraith and the nymphs and dryads. Others, such as SGA based Wraith Queens, aren't in the game world yet. Characters up for adoption have been divided into classes and full details of what each class means will be found in the Up For Adoption List (Game Guides thread).

What is an original character?

Many players created their own secondary characters. There are still sixty hive ships in our game world Pegasus galaxy so if you want a Wraith who looks exactly like Steve or Todd apart from a distinguishing tattoo you'll be able to have one. Are there female Wraith who aren't Queens? There are some on Hive 95 so I'm sure you'll find more on those sixty hive ships. We never saw any in SGA unless you count Ellia and the Keeper from 'Rising' but that doesn't mean a thing in a game world where there are nymphs, dryads and a Scottish fey. You could have a human working for Kenny or Ford's window washing company or any character you like as long as you can find a way of fitting him/her/it into the game world.

How do Wraith Queens fit into this game world?

Wraith Queens don't always get on all that well and like to be in command of their own hive ships. If a player wants a Wraith Queen as a game alter ego, an adopted character or an original character, the Queen concerned must have her own hive ship somewhere in the Pegasus galaxy. When such a Queen is active in the 'Boris's Hive or 'The Planet' role playing threads she must regard Ellia as the Primary. If she is active in the 'On Board Hive 95' role playing thread she must regard Queen Amadala as the Primary.

Do we allow gay characters?

Of course, because they're supposed to exist in the fictional Stargate universe. Joe Mallozzi's blog has this entry (http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2008/12/08/december-8-2008-ships-and-what-ifs/)where he said that he's thought of a recurring SGA character as being gay for several years. The same blog entry also reveals that Alicia Vegas was supposed to be gay but the all important scene in 'Search And Rescue' had to be cut for time.

Meanwhile, in Sunday (http://www.gateworld.net/atlantis/s3/transcripts/317.shtml)this turned up in a conversation between Sheppard and Ronon -

SHEPPARD ....are you datin anyone?

DEX: You mean like a woman?

SHEPPARD: Or a man. (He shrugs.)

DEX: No. Im not ready yet.

We haven't got any gay characters at the time of writing this Introduction but if players want to introduce some into the game they are free to do so.

Draygon
May 8th, 2009, 10:17 AM
:) I think the new intro is really good

ciannwn
May 8th, 2009, 10:19 AM
:) I think the new intro is really good

Do you mean the Introduction Part 2 which is about characters?

Draygon
May 8th, 2009, 10:21 AM
Do you mean the Introduction Part 2 which is about characters?
:) I meant all of it. But yes, part two is also covers imporatn points clearly :P

ciannwn
May 8th, 2009, 10:31 AM
:) I meant all of it. But yes, part two is also covers imporatn points clearly :P

Thanks. I'm now going through the rules to simplify those a bit. I've also reworded the Borrowing section because we didn't have Essential Characters then.

Draygon
May 8th, 2009, 10:33 AM
Thanks. I'm now going through the rules to simplify those a bit. I've also reworded the Borrowing section because we didn't have Essential Characters then.
:) Makes sense. Someone asked if I could explain what exactly WWA was about. I told her to make a post here if they was intertested, but I haven't seen anything yet.

Isolde
May 8th, 2009, 10:36 AM
Just a quick note to let everybody know I will be off watch Star Trek tonight (back to my nerd roots :)), at the local I-Max. San Crockett, I fear. :( Hopefully, tomorrow I will have more time to play.

Crockett: Will you let me know about this Star Trek?
Iz: Uh-huh, honey. Or ask someone who's as old as me. :D

Draco-Stellaris
May 8th, 2009, 10:58 AM
Ciannwn, the new introduction is wonderful. (All of it.) :D

http://www.draco-stellaris.de/Emotes/wraith_clap.gif

ciannwn
May 8th, 2009, 11:08 AM
Ciannwn, the new introduction is wonderful. (All of it.) :D

http://www.draco-stellaris.de/Emotes/wraith_clap.gif

Thanks. Nothing I've said effects The Chill-Out Hive. As you and Draygon are game runners and you both approve of them, should I go ahead and replace the original introduction now?

Draco-Stellaris
May 8th, 2009, 11:09 AM
You have my vote for it! :D

Draygon
May 8th, 2009, 11:21 AM
Thumbs up from me :)

ciannwn
May 8th, 2009, 11:46 AM
OK. I'll go ahead, then. See you all later whenever that will be because I'll have to shuffle what's currently called Part 2 into a different post called Part 3, call it The Game Threads and say it's still under construction.

ciannwn
May 8th, 2009, 11:56 AM
Introduction Part Three - The Threads

Important Note.

The Hive 95 role playing thread is run by TechnoWraith but we have no idea where he is at the moment. I've removed the links to it because there's no point in anyone subscribing to it when nothing is happening there.

There are currently 7 threads related to the game. You will need to subscribe to all of them in order to be notified of new posts via Instant Email Notification. The links will take you to Page 1 of each thread. To subscribe, go to 'Thread Tools' and select the 'Subscribe To This Thread' option from the drop down menu.

1: Introduction, Joining And Inactivity, Rules, OOC Chat (http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=66132) - This thread is for all game related posts which require players being out of character. (See Rules (http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10080275&postcount=5) - Posting in appropriate threads.)

2: Game Guides (http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=66136) - official game records (Character Guide, Character Owners Guide, Up For Adoption List} are kept on this thread. Other guides are on the Wraith Worshippers Anonymous website (http://sites.google.com/site/wraithworshippersanonymous/home/wraith-worshippers-anonymous). The Game Guides Thread provides links to relevant webpages for easy reference.

3: Boris's Hive (http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=66217) (Role playing thread). This is for everything happening on Boris's Hive ship which is in orbit above The Planet. The Locations Guide for Boris's Hive can be found here (http://sites.google.com/site/wraithworshippersanonymous/home/wraith-worshippers-anonymous/role-playing-threads-locations-index/boris-s-hive).

4: The Planet (http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=66178) (Role playing thread) This is for everything happening on The Planet. The Locations Guide for The Planet can be found here (http://sites.google.com/site/wraithworshippersanonymous/home/wraith-worshippers-anonymous/role-playing-threads-locations-index/the-planet).

5: Kenny's Hive (http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=66184)(Role playing thread) This is for everything happening on Kenny's Hive. The Locations Guide for Kenny's Hive can be found here (http://sites.google.com/site/wraithworshippersanonymous/home/wraith-worshippers-anonymous/role-playing-threads-locations-index/kenny-s-hive).

6: On Board Hive 95 (Role playing thread.) This is for everything happening on Hive 95. The Locations Guide for Hive 95 can be found here.

7: The Chill-Out Hive (http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=66177) (Role Playing thread) The Locations Guide for the Chill-Out Hive can be found here (http://sites.google.com/site/wraithworshippersanonymous/home/wraith-worshippers-anonymous/role-playing-threads-locations-index/chill-out-hive).

The Chill-Out Hive is a very specialised role playing thread because it's associated with the game world but not a part of it as such. It's run by Todd's Pet and Starry Waters. The Locations Guide for The Chill-Out Hive can be found here (http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=10080435&postcount=10). The following description of how The Chill-Out Hive operates is by Todd's Pet.


The purpose of the Chill-Out Hive is just that: to chill out and relax.

As such there are not so many "rules"... you don't have to knock, just come on in and pull up a recliner... talk about whatever you want to talk about... that includes real life if getting something off your chest will help you to relax!... post pics or drawings of pretty Wraith (any Wraith)... post fanfics now and then if they're relevant and not TOO long... admire each other's siggies (especially when our boys try to upstage each other and manipulate their siggies to try to tell us something!)... if you really, really want to have a food fight, take it down the corridor so the recliners don't get sticky...

In other words just use your common sense - and if you get a bit over-exuberant, don't take offence if TP or SW butts in and tells you to dial it down a bit! :)
Of course if you ignore us, then we'll have to call on the drones! :P

Bring your Wraithie partner(s) with you and enjoy everything the hive has to offer - spas, massage, alternative therapies, saunas, jaccuzzis, we have the works - or just snuggle down for an evening of soothing Wraithie purring. If you want to take it further respect others and go get a room - the Chill-Out Hive has plenty to go round, equipped to suit all tastes - within PG guidelines, of course! :D

Our only real "rule" is: Todd and Steve are ours! You can look but don't touch - at least not without our permission!!! :P :)

ciannwn
May 8th, 2009, 12:35 PM
New original character -

A puppy called Brownie. Mariellelita For Borrowing him for role playing or mini fics ask Mariellelita

The Character and Character Owners guides will be updated later.

Draco-Stellaris
May 8th, 2009, 12:40 PM
Before I put it on deviantArt you should read over this, I'm not sure about the minimum post rule:


This goes out to all of you who are interested in online role playing:

Some of you will know the site <A HREF="www.gateworld.net">Gateworld.net</A> and its various threads for discussing (and thunking over) everything Wraith. A group of barking mad Wraith fans have started role playing on the Wraith thunk threads and created a crazy fantasy world which grew bigger and bigger and is now a cross between Stargate, Monty Python, Terry Pratchett's Discworld and Dallas (but with coffee and healthy, nutritious cream cakes instead of oil).

What is the object of the game? It's to have fun so everything tends to get very silly and surreal at times. Players can create their own characters as well as adopt SGA characters (for example Wraith :D) and pick one of the numerous locations to chill out, start a party, work for Kenny's coffee empire or anything else your heart desires.

If you are further interested have a look here: <A HREF="http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=66132">Wraith Worshippers Anonymous Introduction</A>

We are looking for players who can come online and play with regularity, we have no dictate on how many posts must be made per day but a handful of posts every two days would be minimum.

Draygon
May 8th, 2009, 12:43 PM
Sounds okay to me DS :)

ciannwn
May 8th, 2009, 01:04 PM
Before I put it on deviantArt you should read over this, I'm not sure about the minimum post rule:

We are looking for players who can come online and play with regularity, we have no dictate on how many posts must be made per day but a handful of posts every two days would be minimum.

I think it might be better to say something like -

We are looking for players who can come online and play with regularity so take a look at our game if you think you'll be able to make one or two role playing posts a day. We understand that real life can throw unexpected things at people, however, so there's no penalty if your good intentions are thwarted by illness or your computer deciding to keel over and die.

PS: Better mention that some of the rules etc. are being rewritten so if things aren't too clear they can always ask questions in OOC chat.

Draco-Stellaris
May 8th, 2009, 01:11 PM
I exchanged the paragraph about online regularity for yours, ciannwn and I added this underneath:

Some of the rules are being rewritten at the moment so if you have any questions you can post them in the Introduction/OOC thread.

If it's okay I can post it instantly on dA. :)

ciannwn
May 8th, 2009, 01:17 PM
I exchanged the paragraph about online regularity for yours, ciannwn and I added this underneath:

Some of the rules are being rewritten at the moment so if you have any questions you can post them in the Introduction/OOC thread.

If it's okay I can post it instantly on dA. :)

I can't think of anything else to add at the moment. We call tell people that the Hive 95 role playing thread is currently for characters who have signed up for an event if anyone applies. The same for the instant email notification stuff as well.

Draco-Stellaris
May 8th, 2009, 01:25 PM
OK, it's up. :)

http://wraithhiveship.deviantart.com/

rora'sPA
May 8th, 2009, 01:31 PM
OK, it's up. :)

http://wraithhiveship.deviantart.com/

Hi DS, you might want to add that certain 'main' Wraith like Todd, Steve, etc. are already 'adopted' and that they would have to choose an unadopted Wraith if they wished to have one of their own... just a thought :)

rora'sPA
May 8th, 2009, 01:32 PM
Last week Aurora managed not to push Kit away when he was snoozing, and they fell asleep next to each other. So cute I had to do a pic, Aurora's all :mckay: on me now :p
(BTW I did ask Draygon if it was ok that I have Kit in the pic and put it up on here)
http://forum.gateworld.net/picture.php?albumid=1359&pictureid=15176

Draco-Stellaris
May 8th, 2009, 01:36 PM
Last week Aurora managed not to push Kit away when he was snoozing, and they fell asleep next to each other. So cute I had to do a pic, Aurora's all :mckay: on me now :p
(BTW I did ask Draygon if it was ok that I have Kit in the pic and put it up on here)


Aww! So cute! It's lovely. http://www.draco-stellaris.de/Emotes/wraith_clap.gif


btw I'm off for about half an hour/hour, see you later.

rora'sPA
May 8th, 2009, 01:46 PM
Aww! So cute! It's lovely. http://www.draco-stellaris.de/Emotes/wraith_clap.gif


btw I'm off for about half an hour/hour, see you later.

Thankies :) Bye, maybe TTYL

ciannwn
May 8th, 2009, 01:46 PM
Last week Aurora managed not to push Kit away when he was snoozing, and they fell asleep next to each other. So cute I had to do a pic, Aurora's all :mckay: on me now :p
(BTW I did ask Draygon if it was ok that I have Kit in the pic and put it up on here)
http://forum.gateworld.net/picture.php?albumid=1359&pictureid=15176

That is really lovely. DS and Dray have each made a GW album for their game related artwork and I'm going to add instructions so people can find their illustrations easily. If you want to create a new album called Wraith Worshippers Anonymous Artwork and put your pic in there I can add you too.

rora'sPA
May 8th, 2009, 01:49 PM
That is really lovely. DS and Dray have each made a GW album for their game related artwork and I'm going to add instructions so people can find their illustrations easily. If you want to create a new album called Wraith Worshippers Anonymous Artwork and put your pic in there I can add you too.

OK, thank you, and thanks for the comment :)

Draco-Stellaris
May 8th, 2009, 02:10 PM
Hi DS, you might want to add that certain 'main' Wraith like Todd, Steve, etc. are already 'adopted' and that they would have to choose an unadopted Wraith if they wished to have one of their own... just a thought :)

I'm not quite sure about that.
It's only meant to bring the game to people's attention, it might put them off instantly by saying that the popular Wraith aren't available. If they are indeed further interested in joining the adoption business will have to be dealt with at length anyway. :)

rora'sPA
May 8th, 2009, 02:11 PM
I'm not quite sure about that.
It's only meant to bring the game to people's attention, it might put them off instantly by saying that the popular Wraith aren't available. If they are indeed further interested in joining the adoption business will have to be dealt with at length anyway. :)

Ah yes, okie dokie :)

ciannwn
May 8th, 2009, 02:18 PM
I'm not quite sure about that.
It's only meant to bring the game to people's attention, it might put them off instantly by saying that the popular Wraith aren't available. If they are indeed further interested in joining the adoption business will have to be dealt with at length anyway. :)

We don't know that everyone who takes a look at the game will want to adopt an SGA Wraith anyway. Maybe some would prefer to create a Wraith alter ego instead. Others might even prefer to create an original Wraith character to give personal Worship to or would rather be a Worshipper in the more general SGA sense.

rora'sPA
May 8th, 2009, 02:19 PM
We don't know that everyone who takes a look at the game will want to adopt an SGA Wraith anyway. Maybe some would prefer to create a Wraith alter ego instead. Others might even prefer to create an original Wraith character to give personal Worship to or would rather be a Worshipper in the more general SGA sense.

True :)

Draco-Stellaris
May 8th, 2009, 02:28 PM
Goodnight everyone! Have some sweet wraithie dreams. :D

rora'sPA
May 8th, 2009, 02:29 PM
Sorry disappeared, mum came in and wanted to talk, back now