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Post by ST Jonah on Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:18 pm

If, as a benevolent ST, I decided to provide influence rumors for free (as a trial run) how would you want those rumors delivered? Message board? Email? Paper at game? Also, how often? Once s month? Once a downtime session? Once a year?
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Re: Influence Rumors

Post by Kate Stein on Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:57 pm

I would love rumors. My preference would be:

- Email
- Once a month
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Re: Influence Rumors

Post by Aiko Owen on Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:39 pm

It's a bit of frontloading the work but -

You could set up a board section "Influences" with sub-boards (one for each influence category) and only allow access to accounts that have that influence then post rumors whenever the mood strikes/there is a rumor to report on.

That way it's in one place for the STs and players and you don't have to do individual e-mails.

Another option (since you folks provide sheets) is to use the Influence stuff in Grapevine and just print it on sheets (granted that doesn't give time to make actions until the next set of downtime though).
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Re: Influence Rumors

Post by Silver Howl on Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:40 pm

I like the idea of boards. And whenever fancy strikes is fine with me.
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Re: Influence Rumors

Post by Tyler Sprague on Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:56 am

I like email once a month!
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Post by Jeremiah on Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:50 pm

Email, once a month, would be my preference.

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Re: Influence Rumors

Post by Kate Stein on Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:53 pm

Actually....I think I really like the message board idea.
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Re: Influence Rumors

Post by Griffin Defoe on Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:32 pm

I like the board suits-your-fancy idea. I'd wager that, after the board is set up for it, that it'd be an easier spot of work for the STs.
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Re: Influence Rumors

Post by Kate Stein on Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:37 pm

And easier than tracking down player emails to send stuff for each influence category.
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Re: Influence Rumors

Post by Tyler Sprague on Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:42 pm

That may be true but, if that's going to be the case, I'd like to make sure there's real password protection on the different areas to make sure people who shouldn't have access don't. That said, I'd you do this, will the passwords be changed for the relevant sections every time a character with those influences dies, retires, etc...?
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Post by Kate Stein on Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:46 pm

You should just be able to make them private sections without a need for passwords.
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Re: Influence Rumors

Post by Tyler Sprague on Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:56 pm

If we can start doing influence actions over the boards I'd be more interested in that. Assuming that isn't the case, though, I'd rather get my info in the same format I'll be responding to it.
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Re: Influence Rumors

Post by Griffin Defoe on Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:41 pm

It'd be possible to just click the "Send to a friend" option and put in reactive actions that way.
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Re: Influence Rumors

Post by Kate Stein on Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:42 pm

Yeah, what he said.
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Re: Influence Rumors

Post by Kate Stein on Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:45 pm

So, Jonah, what are your thoughts on all of the feedback?
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Re: Influence Rumors

Post by Aiko Owen on Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:41 pm




This is what I'm imagining.
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Re: Influence Rumors

Post by Kiril Sokolov on Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:51 pm

^this!
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Re: Influence Rumors

Post by Piotr on Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:24 pm

I want to play the influence game!
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Re: Influence Rumors

Post by Misha on Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:50 pm

CHRIS!!! What is that? It's the cutest thing ever and I want to hug it!
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Re: Influence Rumors

Post by Aiko Owen on Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:10 pm

Young fennec fox. They hang out in deserts and are pretty cool. Their ears are big to help dissipate heat. Also wind sails.
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Re: Influence Rumors

Post by ST Jonah on Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:56 pm

I think that setting things up massively on a front end would be an awesome idea for someone that has that much time to dedicate towards the message board. However, the distinct disadvantage is on those that do not do message boards but do complete emails.

Also what if someone forgets their password? No influence rumors for them!

So the idea is maximum coverage to a maximum crowd for even, equal play.

How would you sort it out?
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Re: Influence Rumors

Post by Elizabeth Defoe on Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:37 am

Anya...now you see why I want a fennec fox...

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Re: Influence Rumors

Post by Misha on Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:55 am

I want one so badly!! They are so adorable.

Jonah, I think the idea of passwords for each forum isn't a good idea but you can pretty quickly and easily create groups for each influence and add people to those groups as they acquire that influence type. From there just make forum sections for each group.

It won't take that long at all and the only time you'll have to mess with it is if someone picks up a new type of influence, then you just have to add them to the group. Give me access and about 30 minutes and I could do it!
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Re: Influence Rumors

Post by Griffin Defoe on Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:22 am

It's also possible for any registered user to bookmark a forum section so that an email gets automatically sent whenever a new thread is started there. So if a PC is part of the "Legal," "Political," and "Street" groups and the STs start a new thread in "Street," the PCs in the group can get an email that points them immediately to the new thread. It allows for email to still be a connector to what's happening on the board. No special group-specific passwords needed.
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Re: Influence Rumors

Post by Kate Stein on Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:01 pm

What Chris said.

I feel like the message board format would be especially useful for those of us who might have a few different influence categories.

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