Curufea enters

Curufea
Curufea
edited August 2010 in Player Lounge
Greetings. Thought I'd have a slightly more informative subject for an intro thread.
I'm a long time gamer whose played a lot of systems. I've a prefference for narrative and independents. Favourite is probably Baron Munchausen.
I'm an Aussie, which kind of ties in with my interest in anti-authoritarian criminals such as Faction Paradox, which I'm thinking of running a game about using the DWAITAS rules. Plot depends on what the character are.
I sometimes design games and websites and am studying a post-grad librarianship course.

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  • JimTriche
    JimTriche
    Posts: 483
    Welcome to the Portal Curufea!
  • arsheesh
    arsheesh
    Posts: 850
    Yes, welcome! If you want to show off your site, post a link and you'll be sure to get some good feedback. Other than that, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

    Cheers,
    -Arsheesh
  • Duskreign
    Duskreign
    Posts: 1,085
    Like Arshy, I am eager to check out your site as well. Welcome to OP!
  • Curufea
    Curufea
    Posts: 161
    Very rudimentary so far, I've not put in any game info yet.
    http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/paradox-diaspora
  • Duskreign
    Duskreign
    Posts: 1,085
    Well, for a rudimentary effort, I say you are off to a splendid start! I love what I see, and I can't wait to see more.

    "Duskreign":http://www.obsidianportal.com/profile/Duskreign

    "Wyrmshadow Campaign Setting":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/wyrmshadow

    "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/star-wars-knights-of-the-old-republic
  • gaaran
    gaaran
    Posts: 740
    Yes welcome indeed! All the new people! Must have something to do with getting that Ennie ;).

    Your site is looking food so far, I look forward to seeing the game up and running.
  • Duskreign
    Duskreign
    Posts: 1,085
    Yeah, that second Ennie has to mean big things for OP.
  • Curufea
    Curufea
    Posts: 161
    It was the Ennie that made me aware of the site :)
    I'd not been looking around much, only having heard of RPOL before. I like this place better for its more Moodle-like style, combining different kinds of online contribution systems.
  • gaaran
    gaaran
    Posts: 740
    I don't know what Moodle is, but I think you've found yourself a gem here. The community is pretty awesome and helpful (and very active tonight :P) and it's a very useful system. Again, welcome!
  • Curufea
    Curufea
    Posts: 161
    Moodle's used by universities mostly (as I'm doing an online course I've encountered it)-
    http://moodle.org/
  • Duskreign
    Duskreign
    Posts: 1,085
    Saying it makes me giggle uncontrollably. Moodle. HEEEHEEHEEHEEHEE

    Sorry.
  • Curufea
    Curufea
    Posts: 161
    Sometimes jargon names that committees come up with (and developers) have a lot to answer for :)
    I'm still not that found of "Trove" for my work's service (trove.nla.gov.au)
  • RaseCidraen
    RaseCidraen
    Posts: 890
    Welcome to the Portal!
  • Curufea
    Curufea
    Posts: 161
    Thank you! I've now had a bit of a look and have also created a dynamic character sheet for the DWAITAS game :)
  • Duskreign
    Duskreign
    Posts: 1,085
    Holy crap, your Doctor Who DCS is done?! Sweet Newborn Baby Jesus, that's amazing work, Curu!
  • Curufea
    Curufea
    Posts: 161
    Meh, slow day at work.
    I would like to use text areas though and that talk of arrays would be good too, for the traits.
    I should do some javascript for it as well - the skills should create a subskill or "specialisation" field if they have 3 or more points in the skill. I'll have a look later :)
    It wasn't as tricky as the XML character sheet - I'm always forgetting some of the trickier schema things.
  • Embirsiphone
    Embirsiphone
    Posts: 385
    Wait I hadn't dug deep enough before.. there's a pen and paper doctor Who game? I haven't seen much of it but still! That must be awesome!
  • Duskreign
    Duskreign
    Posts: 1,085
    Well, I'm super impressed.

    *I think people who develop a DCS should get an achievement for making such a contribution to Obsidian Portal*
  • Duskreign
    Duskreign
    Posts: 1,085
    Doctor Who: Adventures In Time And Space. It's a terrific system.
  • Embirsiphone
    Embirsiphone
    Posts: 385
    I want to play!
  • Curufea
    Curufea
    Posts: 161 edited August 2010
    You can play "mine":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/paradox-diaspora, but it's not a typical Doctor Who game. There's no Doctor (or for that matter Time Lords or running around time and space in a TARDIS).

    On the other hand you can chat to the fine folks on "the DWAITAS forum":http://dwaitas.proboards.com/index.cgi, we're not all mad and some will be willing to run games more in keeping with the TV series with you too!

    Mind you, I've done far too many acheivable things for Doctor Who so far - I don't think obsessiveness should be reward, Duskreign :)
    I've just got the Admin rights to the "Faction wikia site":http://factionparadox.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page - which is handy as I've got 2 other wikis for Faction Paradox (a mirror of the "first homepage":http://www.curufea.com/Wikka/wikka.php?wakka=FactionWebsite for the series that died years ago, and the "Book of the War Apocrypha":http://www.curufea.com/dronid/doku.php)- plus I've recently converted and mirrored Brian Swift's sites - "Rassilon, Omega and the Other guy":http://www.curufea.com/rassilon/ and "The TARDIS Technical Index":http://www.curufea.com/tardis/. Last but not least there's "The Matrix":http://www.matrix.curufea.com/ - a Drupal of fan content submitted to the forums for DWAITAS but now with added metadata :)
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  • RaseCidraen
    RaseCidraen
    Posts: 890
    Curufea, truly excellent work! I think a Time-Lordless Doctor Who would be...rather interesting. I mean, it's so often the "companion" that saves the day. It's a shame that we can't preview (To my knowledge) DCS' for other systems without having a campaign, and I'd love to see it, but I don't want to create a Dummy DWAITAS campaign :(

    Also, I second Dusk's notion! ACHIEVEMENTS FOR ALL! (Well, all who contribute DCS' anyway... I was so confused when I was looking at peoples profiles, and I was seeing achievements, and I felt so left out when I had none)
  • RaseCidraen
    RaseCidraen
    Posts: 890
    ... (Nevermind that not being able to see it... I just realized how I could. I really need to think before I post...)
  • Embirsiphone
    Embirsiphone
    Posts: 385
    Would it be okay if I haven't seen many episodes? :D I really just read LOADS of fanfiction..
  • JonathonVolkmer
    JonathonVolkmer
    Posts: 114 edited August 2010
    Curufea: Welcome to the Portal. I've been curious about DWAITAS for a while now, so I'll have to keep an eye on your wiki. Also, way to go with the DCS! I saw you mentioned on twitter earlier today, so you're kind of OP famous, at least for a little while.

    Embirsiphone: I don't know if you need to watch the episodes to enjoy the game, but I know you need to watch the episodes. If you have $20 and iTunes, you could be knee deep into the new Series within hours.

    -JTV
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  • Embirsiphone
    Embirsiphone
    Posts: 385
    lol i have neither though I would absolutely love to watch it, I've never heard anything but good things about it..
  • Curufea
    Curufea
    Posts: 161 edited August 2010
    Fame is good, I hope it encourages people to use the online collaboration sites I've got set up. The Matrix in particular for DWAITAS. After 5 years I got very few people adding anything to the Hero System wiki I set up. I really should have stopped doing things for Hero ages ago - all other forums don't have narcissistic sociopaths running them :)

    Ergo I do stuff for DWAITAS now - the folks running things have social skills.
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