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Stories about finished games Wed, 27 December 2006 22:35 Go to next message
Altruist is currently offline Altruist

 
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I guess most of us read the New Games Announcements (even when not having time to play) just out of curiousity.

Isn't it a bit sad that we mostly don't get to know what happened to those games?

What about, instead of just closing the threads, moving them to the Bar therefore players can post what's going during the game or at least make some final comments about the game after its finished?

Obviously this could be done just by creating a new thread but it looks like most players (same with me) shy away from opening a completly new thread just to post their remarks.

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Re: Stories about finished games Thu, 28 December 2006 04:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Altruist,

nice idea - you could just go ahead and post something about the games you played. Perhaps I should add something concerning the TWW games (especially TWWT and TWWTE). I think it would be well appreciated Smile

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Re: Stories about finished games Fri, 29 December 2006 07:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Maybe something the host should/could do, start a new thread in the Bar announcing who won the game (linking to the New Game message), that usually spurs some players to have their say about the game. Smile

I *try* to do so myself but usually stuff keeps getting in the way and in the end it's forgotten ... Sad
I've done so for my Penta and Rings games IIRC but not so for the last serie of TWW games I hosted ... Sad I played in them myself and still have half finished game stories laying around somewhere ... a shame ... Embarassed

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Re: Stories about finished games Fri, 29 December 2006 14:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well, what about the idea of MOVING new game threads to the bar instead of closing them? Probably about the same work, isn't it?

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Re: Stories about finished games Fri, 29 December 2006 15:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Altruist wrote on Fri, 29 December 2006 20:45

Well, what about the idea of MOVING new game threads to the bar instead of closing them? Probably about the same work, isn't it?

Hm, IMHO a New Game Announcement and a game story are two different things, each belonging in it's own place. I'd rather not see the two mixed up, especially if you see that some New Game posts go often past 20-30 messages, some even more than 100. Shocked Imagine if even one player posted his story but all others making their own comments (and comments on comments) ... sure all messages about the game would be in one thread but it would be a *mess*. I like the simple rule: when the game is filled/started it's locked, it works good that way.

Second there is often a lot of work put in a Game Story (usually the reason why they don't show up much), it deserves it's own spot, in the Bar, heck, if there were more I'd even say give them their own sub forum!
For starters it might be a good thing for hosts to start the habit of letting the community know when and how a game has ended ... Possibly in a sub forum "Finished Games" and than players could post their stories/comments ...

mch


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Re: Stories about finished games Sat, 06 January 2007 03:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I think the best option for this would be to add a forum 'Finished Games' below the 'New Games Announcements' forum. This way, when a game finished, anybody who had played in it would just create a thread with the game name and post a sysnopsis from his perspective. Other players who had then been in the game would also then simply post more in the same thread if they chose to do so.

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Re: Stories about finished games Sun, 07 January 2007 22:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Done, new forum created.


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Re: Stories about finished games Mon, 08 January 2007 03:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ron wrote on Mon, 08 January 2007 04:12

Done, new forum created.

Thanks Ron.

So far I copied all I could find from the Bar into the new forum. I went more along the way of "finished games" than complete "game stories" though.

There are more game stories in the private forums, though can't move them ...

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Re: Stories about finished games Mon, 08 January 2007 04:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Great work, Micha, thanks!

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Re: Stories about finished games Mon, 08 January 2007 09:18 Go to previous message
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Micha wrote on Mon, 08 January 2007 03:52


There are more game stories in the private forums, though can't move them ...


But you can post a link to them...



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