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Designing Ikos

Posted May 20, 2016 at 09:43 PM by Grim
Updated May 20, 2016 at 09:52 PM by Grim

Time to take a little peek behind the curtain of the Working Group as it were. Because Ikos was a tough one and given there are bound to be questions and such, I figured it's good to have some whys backing the system up if not a simple thing.

Let's start at the beginning with Old Ikos. Old Ikos had a lot of interesting concepts we really liked, but the idea of a sphere that manipulated chance the way old Ikos did is difficult to moderate in any decent fashion.

If...
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Fear the Reaper
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All Posts Are Not Created Equal

Posted May 8, 2016 at 04:28 PM by Straylor Leonard
Updated August 18, 2016 at 11:26 AM by Straylor Leonard

I've been getting a lot of questions about moderating lately. First of all, I want to credit all those past and present moderators who continue to inspire me. Nearly all of my adventure 'types' are derived from their sometimes groundbreaking style of moderation.

Juan / the Creator showed that the right story, with the right scale, can be game-changing. He inspired the little 'objective boxes' that I now use to drive the story forward both IC and OOC.

Charybdis' use...
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Just another typical day in my home city...

Posted April 21, 2016 at 08:03 PM by Shalafi (View From The Tower)

So yeah, yesterday, one month into spring, we got 49cm (that's like 19 inches) of snow in one day. Drifts were 4-6 feet in some places, as the snow came with 100km/h (60 mph) winds as well...

Newfoundland, a rock stuck out in the middle of the North Atlantic...where you get winter, swinter, a week known as summer, then winter again...
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My lack of posting...

Posted March 17, 2016 at 12:54 PM by Shalafi (View From The Tower)

So for those few PCs who I moderate or play with these days, you've probably nnoticed a decline in my response rate. This is in part due to my schedule in regards to my children's activities. It is also, in part, due to a decline in my muse/interest in writing right now. I am not sure the causative factor(s) behind this, but I just don't have much of a thing for it right now.

I want to emphasize that it is in NO WAY related to the posting quality of those I play with or moderate....
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The best career...and the worst.

Posted February 11, 2016 at 12:52 PM by Shalafi (View From The Tower)

Most of you know what I do for a living, and for those who don't...I am a Family Doc.

I have now been in practice for 16 years, and at my current clinic for 12. Why is this relevant. Well I have been reflecting as of late, particularly on my career, and the good and the bad.

The good: People allow me to assist them with the important things in their lives. I help them through loss, I help them through emotional and physical hardship and turmoil.

Occasionally...
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