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  • Story Ideas Needed.

    Since there was a thread asking where were the stories on S&D I decided to make a poll of what kind of story should we do to bring the stories back to S&D. So please vote if only if you are committed a resurrection of storie in S&D. Myself I prefer a fantasy story on S&D
    12
    Real World Geopolitical e.g. World 1999
    16.67%
    2
    World Geopolitical
    8.33%
    1
    Fall of the U.S.
    16.67%
    2
    Space e.g. The Utopia Project
    8.33%
    1
    Fantasy e.g. Land of Astarak
    33.33%
    4
    Situational e.g. The seventh seal
    8.33%
    1
    Other (Explain):
    8.33%
    1

  • #2
    I prefer a Fantasy one as well. I loved the threads we had here. The Frontier requires a forum for a living game, and I personally like threads for smaller games.

    Unfortunately, I'll be gone (or have scarce Internet access) until July 21.
    Please Visit:
    http://aow.apolyton.net

    And contribute if you can!

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    • #3
      Maybe we could try a FRPG (like D&D)? I'm doing something like this by e-mail now, but these forums might make it easier.
      What is best in life? Crush your enemy! See him driven before you. And to hear the lamentation of his women.

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      • #4
        Fantasy is nice but only if you are native in english. It simply does not work with stupid germans and french etc

        World geopolitical was always great. But I would recommend against tryinbg the old things again. Personally, I would only play in such a thing if there were clear rules. I donīt want to see "unrealistic" events anymore and the discussions about it. I believe those stories could use moderator(s), "gods", if you like. Those should hold extensive powers, including the right to delete posts that are stupid.
        My ideal solution would be that people donīt post "results" of their actions, but only their "plans" and "orders". Only the moderator(s) should post the results. Example:
        "Germany: order to fifth corps to attack Rom along the via Appia while a reinforced brigade forces the bridges at..."
        "Italy: Reinforcements are brought in from.. by..."
        "Moderator: the german assault reaches as far as... xyz is taken, heavy casualties etc etc"

        The same of course would work for other stories, not just such as W99. But I believe you donīt really need it there. Yet you need it in TW-style stories.
        Of course the moderator(s) could also post unexpected events. Like a bad crop or an earthquake.

        Finally I would suggest that stories are always closed for at least one or two days a week. Like over weekends. Reason: many people cannot post every day. We saw that in W99. It gave those people a serious disadvantage. It may help if there is some "breathing room". It was always my impression that posting in W99 slowed down condierably over weekends. So why not hold the story there?

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        • #5
          I'd prefer Fantasy. Being constrained by real life is too difficult for my puny brain

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          • #6
            I really enjoyed After the USA falls very much...

            Which was Fantasy...

            Let the Martian Empire live forever!
            Indifference is Bliss

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            • #7
              If we do Fantasy, I have a nice plot in mind.
              Please Visit:
              http://aow.apolyton.net

              And contribute if you can!

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              • #8
                Guys, you know about The Frontier and DotW right?
                Who wants DVDs? Good prices! I swear!

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                • #9
                  yes, but we are trying to revive stories here.
                  Indifference is Bliss

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mao
                    Guys, you know about The Frontier and DotW right?
                    what are these ??
                    GM of MAFIA #40 ,#41, #43, #45,#47,#49-#51,#53-#58,#61,#68,#70, #71

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                    • #11
                      Those are other sites where the Stories part is more involved than here at Apolyton.

                      BTW, one of your selects, "The Fall of the US" is an extreme fantasy, it would never happen
                      Lets always remember the passangers on United Flight 93, true heroes in every sense of the word!

                      (Quick! Someone! Anyone! Sava! Come help! )-mrmitchell

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Defiant
                        Those are other sites where the Stories part is more involved than here at Apolyton.
                        what is the address ?

                        BTW, one of your selects, "The Fall of the US" is an extreme fantasy, it would never happen
                        will happen one day !!!!! probably caused from within not without
                        GM of MAFIA #40 ,#41, #43, #45,#47,#49-#51,#53-#58,#61,#68,#70, #71

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                        • #13
                          I only have the Frontier's site location, I don't know if I am supposed to be promoting that site at Apolyton, MarkG or Michael the Great, let me if I am out of bounds on this, sorry if I am.

                          http://www.tb3.org.uk/cgi-bin/forums...assCookie=true

                          As for the USA, no way is this country going under, I believe our strength is in our diversity.
                          Lets always remember the passangers on United Flight 93, true heroes in every sense of the word!

                          (Quick! Someone! Anyone! Sava! Come help! )-mrmitchell

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                          • #14
                            Guys, can we get a clarification of the term 'fantasy' here? In my mind fantasy refers to a genre of literature often associated with or as a subset of science fiction by bookstores. However fantasy typically deals with things like fairy tales, (Lord of the Rings, Earthsea, Narnia, Wonderland, etc.) The type of story concepts that I see being bandied about are the same old "war threads" where a player claims "Control" of a nation and writes stories about it. This is not fantasy! I'm not sure what it is, but I guess if you needed a term then science fiction would cover it better.

                            Anyway, I am interested in a fantasy game/story concept like D&D or Boshko's previous suggestion of En Guarde! (a FRPG designed for PBEM). Is anyone else mildy interested in this concept? I'm not trrying to put down the war threads. I dodn't care for them, but that's my preference. I'm just wondering if we are all talking about the same thing here.
                            What is best in life? Crush your enemy! See him driven before you. And to hear the lamentation of his women.

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                            • #15
                              Yeah, I agree with Ruffhaus. When I think Fantasy, I think monsters, castles and the like, not tanks and modern cities, even if there is some "twist" to the tale. I wouldn't wanna do D&D though, if only for the stigma ( ), but what is En Garde?

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