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Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by Angst, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. Angst

    Angst Rambling and inconsistent

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    AngstMaker


    Introduction

    This is not a NES. This is an exercise in worldbuilding.

    Think of it as a community-driven World Editor that makes a scenario that I do not plan to host.

    The participants will be restricted in nature, and this is why it is an exercise; it will be different from Terrance888’s experiments as here you are given finite tools.


    Concept

    The world we create is thematically set somewhere in an Earth-like classical era, but without a simulationist approach to the finalized technologies and philosophies of the cultures – ideally, our approach will construct us a scenario which could be used for something similar to N3S. That is, our exercise has a pretense of seriousness and there are no fantastical elements; try to abide to the tone established by the other players; if not, build on it. My only real ‘mod participation’ will be doing specific determined phases of the project as well as being the final word on if something is too dumb or too silly.

    Basically, I’m the benevolent judge and my own knowledge of the classical age is highly romanticized and uneducated, so you have a good bit of room to wiggle.

    The map we make will not be a whole world, but rather a subset of a world, similar to a Civ scenario.


    Participation

    In order to participate in this project, you have to first submit to this thread. Please tell me in a post if you are interested, with your name in bold, like this:

    “
    I want to participate. Angst
    ”

    The world creation is done in a number of Cycles where players are allowed to influence the course of world construction with the finite tools I grant them. The players take turns each day adding stuff to the world. Only one player takes a turn during a given day, and each task should take no more than 10 minutes. This means that if you become part of a worldbuilding team of 7 players, you only really have to spend 10 minutes weekly on this project.

    After a specific number of Cycles have been completed, I spend time equivalent of a Cycle to do some work that I find is too much of a hassle to do with this worldbuilding. This mean that with a Cycle duration of one week, after the required Cycles have been finished, I will spend one week to work on straightening out some factors that are needed to have this thing finished. This is the only real equivalent of an ‘update’ in this experiment.

    After the participants are chosen I will post a schelude where the players’ turns are listed – one player a day. If a player can’t participate during its given day, that player must immediately declare so in this thread. The player’s turn will instead be pushed to after the end of the schelude – no other players will have their scheludes changed by this. I know this may be unoptimal, but I have chosen this method in order to avoid personal headaches.

    Due to the nontaxing nature of this project (10 minutes per turn guys), if you miss your deadline, your turn is skipped completely; unless the player after you accepts your late entry and builds on it. It’s really up to you guys to show mercy, I won’t. Because, come on: 10 minutes potentially once every week or so.

    And because I have no idea where to write this: deadlines will always be 23:59 GMT +1 on the player’s given day.


    So I just posted my submission. What now?

    Wait for a bit. I have the rules ready. I just need to give them some polish. Expect the game to be up in a week from now. (17:00 GMT +1.)

    I want at least 7 players to be participating in order to start this.


    Ooh sounds awesome! Will we play the NES afterwards?

    Not with me as a mod. After the death of my GodNES I don’t really want to mod a NES anymore.

    Other NESers are welcome to pick up the torch and host the finished setting as a NES for me.


    I do stress that I think GodNES’ early end had more to do with the self-destruction of my pc than my commitment abilities. It completely ruined my ability to function at all during its downtime. Nevertheless I am way too angstily afraid of disappointing so many people again, therefore I refuse to make this ‘NES’ a thing after it’s finished. I have instead chosen to benefit the community by doing this creative exercise, generally participating more and perhaps posting some of the rulesets I make in my spare time.



     
  2. Angst

    Angst Rambling and inconsistent

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    I will post the Cycles here along with other stuff.

    CYCLE I: SCENARIO MAP -

    o> Proper explanation of the process here

    o> Here are the distributed biomes that players have recieved

    o> This is the turn schelude

    Spoiler Old explanation for Cycle 1 process. :


    First we will draw the map as a community. The map will be created in manually drawn provinces that serve as the fundament for our worldbuilding. (For province haters: Do not despair. At the end of our exercise, the province borders will be abolished; they are merely functional tools for the construction of this world.)

    Preliminary to the taken turns, I will draw two provinces and give each a completely random biome. Each participant will additionally be given two biomes at random: the provinces he draws must be either of those biomes.

    The province biomes are:

    Plains
    Grassland
    Tundra
    Mountain
    Hills
    Desert
    Marsh



    When adding a province, simply copy the map the last player posted in the thread, add your province to the map, then upload it as a .png file and post it in the thread. If the map's too small, you can even increase its size.

    Each time you add a province to the map, that province has to border at least two other provinces. You are allowed to have your province touch the edge of the map.

    In order to denote your biome, simply type it onto your province.

    Additionally, try to keep the province somewhat concave (and sizably reasonable). Try to inspire yourself from European coastal and national borders; they often snake around a bit. If you make Africa-esque provinces with straight lines, I will mod-smite you.

    Each player has two turns in total over the cycle and as such will place two provinces in total during his or her cycle.

    It is important we don’t fill all areas of the map out. Non-provincial areas of the map will be ocean. So it's meaningful to be restrained and not fill the whole map out if we want water to be an integral part of our world.


    CYCLE 2 - RESOURCES ETC

    http://forums.civfanatics.com/showpost.php?p=13286758&postcount=144
     
  3. Terrance888

    Terrance888 Discord Reigns

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    I, Terrance888, approve of this message.
     
  4. Arrow Gamer

    Arrow Gamer America's Dictator

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    Arrow Gamer is interested in this.
     
  5. Nivyi

    Nivyi Chieftain

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    Nivyi is Interested.
     
  6. thomas.berubeg

    thomas.berubeg Wandering the World

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    Thomas.Berubeg will help
     
  7. Popcornlord

    Popcornlord Steampunk Mechanic

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    Popcornlord thinks this looks fun.
     
  8. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    Immaculate will contribute.
     
  9. erez87

    erez87 Lord of Random

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    erez87 sounds like this could be enjoyable :). I prefer my turn to be on weekends!
     
  10. Lord_Herobrine

    Lord_Herobrine Procrastinating

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    Lord_Herobrine would like to join.
     
  11. merciary

    merciary No idea what I'm doing

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    merciary always enjoys worldbuilding.
     
  12. Seon

    Seon Not An Evil Liar

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    Seon likes this very much.
     
  13. SouthernKing

    SouthernKing crickety cricket

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    SouthernKing is interested
     
  14. bonefang

    bonefang Emperor

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    bon3fang eats :popcorn:
     
  15. mythmonster2

    mythmonster2 BEC NOIR! RUN!

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    mythmonster2 is interested.
     
  16. North King

    North King blech

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    North King will contribute if he's not dead by the time this gets going.
     
  17. Angst

    Angst Rambling and inconsistent

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    Good thing to see people in :) I need not say it, but the threshold of participants has been crossed, so this is going to be a thing.

    Again, submissions are not accepted anymore this wednesday 17:00 GMT +1. If your friends want to jump in on it before then, please have them make the submission post.
     
  18. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Justice guaranteed

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    Taillesskangaru wants into your editor
     
  19. Angst

    Angst Rambling and inconsistent

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    Submissions are now closed. The attendees are:

    Terrance888
    Arrow Gamer
    Nivyi
    Thomas.Berubeg
    Popcornlord
    Immaculate
    erez87
    Lord_Herobrine
    merciary
    Seon
    SouthernKing
    bon3fang
    mythmonster2
    North King
    Taillesskangaru

    We have 15 players, which will mean Cycle 1 will last 30 days. With my initial two provinces, that will make 32 provinces in total.

    In a short while (probably an hour or so) I will formulate the first Cycle as well as give you your turn schelude. If you can't make a given deadline, tell me and your deadline will be placed in the back of the Cycle schelude. If you miss your deadline and don't make it before the next player does, your turn is skipped.

    The first turn taken will be April 9th. I will randomize and post the schelude asap.
     
  20. Angst

    Angst Rambling and inconsistent

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    Map design schelude:

    April 8th: Angst's first map will be up for you to edit!

    April 9th mythmonster2 :hammers:
    April 10th SouthernKing :yuck:
    April 11th North King :hammers:
    April 12th Taillesskangaru
    April 13th Terrance888
    April 14th Lord_Herobrine
    April 15th Immaculate
    April 16th Thomas.Berubeg
    April 17th merciary
    April 18th bon3fang
    April 19th Arrow Gamer
    April 20th Seon
    April 21st Popcornlord
    April 22nd Nivyi
    April 23rd erez87

    --

    April 24th Lord_Herobrine
    April 25th merciary
    April 26th Immaculate
    April 27th Terrance888
    April 28th erez87
    April 29th Seon
    April 30th Thomas.Berubeg
    May 1st SouthernKing
    May 2nd bon3fang
    May 3rd North King
    May 4th Taillesskangaru
    May 5th Popcornlord
    May 6th Nivyi
    May 7th Arrow Gamer
    May 8th mythmonster2

    --

    May 9th Immaculate

    "He shall be the first... And the last!"


    Aaand your random terrains aaare...

    *drumroll*
     

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