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Storytelling

Posted August 2, 2016 at 04:18 PM by Straylor Leonard
Updated August 2, 2016 at 09:17 PM by Straylor Leonard

Aelyria is a space for storytellers to share their worlds with one another. These stories might resemble Disney movies or a series of mind-boggling twists -- either way, this sandbox of is both our canvas and stage.

Whether you’re a long time Player lurking and stalking your favorite characters or a newcomer reluctant to join what may be a cult (spoiler: one of us, one of us), Aelyria is anything and everything you could ask for as a writer.

Sure, we are technically...
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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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C-c-c-c-c-c-combo breaker

Posted January 30, 2015 at 11:17 AM by Straylor Leonard

This is me. Still alive. Somewhat.

TL;DR:
  • flatmate decided to #YOLO and quit his job to start a photography business
  • this means that I have to find another flatmate OR rent out the condo and move
  • moving and furnishing a new place will suck, even though I'll technically 'profit' from renting out the condo
  • I thought that my job was going to be cake
  • IT IS NOT CAKE
  • semester just started and I never knew how much I hated stooooopid students who don't read their syllabi and/or
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[Game Lobby] The Lost Isle Again

Posted November 25, 2014 at 12:28 PM by Straylor Leonard

Hello everyone!

All of my communication will be done through this blog, along with any commentary I might have re: the quest

Please let me know of any glitches that needs to be patched and report all hackers here!

Remember:

1. I strive to post once per day. This will usually happen at night (10pm or later)
2. You do NOT need to make a huge post.
3. Be very careful with details. This can often make or break a risky endeavor!...
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[Summer Series] Chapter 9 Commentary

Posted August 11, 2014 at 03:00 AM by Straylor Leonard

Thanks to those who have been following Chapter 9!

I've been experimenting a lot as a Peer Mod since returning last March. It's been a wild ride with lots of ups and downs IRL, IC, and OOC.

I want to preface this blog by stating that this moderation style was inspired by Kaelon, Amalthea, and Charybdis. Lots of new players seem to think this is new and original. It's not Giving adventures a predictable, even exciting cycle really maintains the momentum of a thread....
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