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Tov Event Community Timeline Document

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:49 pm
by Erica
From Brad Adams:
"Proposing, the ToV Event Community Timeline Document!

I would like to submit for consideration a collaborative document that roughly outlines ToV events. The purpose of this document is to remind us all of the main beats/plots of an event to jog our memory before the next one, or mostly write our dang PEL the night it's due. It might also help people who missed an event glimpse what occurred, at least in title form.

Several of us have seen this done at other LARPs and found it immensely helpful.

I will create a document in the below folder after every event for people to add to. Anybody with this link can view all of the documents and edit them, so please do be careful with them.

This document is meant to serve as a guide and reminder about the event, not to track your secret meetings off in the woods or a plot only 2 players know about, but maybe it's good for a plot 5 people went on or was especially important to the outpost. Really, just use your best judgment.

So, whatcha think, should we try this out?

Below is the first version of this document for the playtest event. I added the first things I recalled, please fill in the gaps with what you recall.

[EDIT: Thank you to the LARPs Keystone and Evensong for the idea, that's where I first saw it.]"

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... q3cGSM56OI

Re: Tov Event Community Timeline Document

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:53 pm
by BradA
Rock and roll.

Re: Tov Event Community Timeline Document

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:06 pm
by Varanus
That's great, thanks for putting it together.

If there are also people interested in putting together a collection of in-game knowledge in some shared form I would be interested in that too.

Jonathan / Myros

Re: Tov Event Community Timeline Document

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:48 pm
by elijayne
These are both great ideas- I know I have a hard time keeping track of all the stuff that goes on. I might be able to hold on to details for a short time, but timelines escape me and once it's been a few days after an event everything is gone if I didn't get it written down somewhere. So I love the idea of a shared collection of IG information. Would we want to keep the IG knowledge in the same drive folder that Brad already started, or separate? I could see either way being useful.

Re: Tov Event Community Timeline Document

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:02 pm
by Varanus
In terms of what the content is, just a more complete account of what happened during the event is interesting, but I could also imagine creating essentially a dictionary / encyclopedia with information per subject. Or it could be several topic-based documents, e.g. a bestiary, etc.

If Brad wants to host, that's great. I could also host something if he doesn't. A collection of files or a shared folder or whatever. I want it to happen but don't feel any need to be in charge of it.

Re: Tov Event Community Timeline Document

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:54 am
by Steph
Love itttttt. And big recommend for a Google Drive folder so we can all contribute.

Re: Tov Event Community Timeline Document

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:39 am
by gordanit
A wiki is the exact right format for keeping track of a lot of interconnected stuff, albeit a bit trickier to set up (I say this with no intention at this time of volunteering, so take it with a grain of salt!)

Re: Tov Event Community Timeline Document

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:22 pm
by Varanus
If people want a wiki, I could probably set one up.

That said, a wiki is great for organization and on-line browsing. And terrible for printing out a copy to actually use during the event. So I have mixed feelings about that. Some kind of formatted document could be printed more easily in a book-like form.

Re: Tov Event Community Timeline Document

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:59 pm
by Steph
Google Sites has extremely easy-build wikis these days. Ouroboros LARP's rulebook is on a Google Site.