All posts by Hopesend

Head Storyteller for DCP 2010-2011 Vice President of Deadcity Productions

Updates and Information

Don’t forget, Deadcity, Game 3 will be held this upcoming Surday, November 20th, from 5pm to 10pm at Parkes Hall.

Please try and get us your downtime actions by this Tuesday, November 16th, and your experience expenditures by Thursday, November 18th.

If you’re unsure about the amount of experience you have to spend, feel free to email the storytellers. However, expect each game to net you 3 experience (2 from following the rules, 1 from attendance), and we’ll let you know if you earn more or less than that number.

The Dramatis Personae is updated currently, with everyone who has sent in information, and should have the proper amounts of status to each person. Please let us know if you see an error on your entry, or if there are any changes you’d like made.


There are issues with privacy and content restriction with the forums right now, and that prevents most people from being able to read the posts. We’ll try and get a new version of the forums out soon, or figure out how to free the current one up.

Fall Quarter Dates

A reminder on when Games will be happening this year:

Newbie Game: Saturday October 9th, 5pm-10pm, 2nd Floor of Parkes Hall.

Game 1: Saturday October 23rd, 5pm-10pm, 2nd Floor of Parkes Hall.

Game 2: Saturday November 6th, 5pm-10pm, 2nd Floor of Parkes Hall.

Game 3: Saturday November 20th, 5pm-10pm, 2nd Floor of Parkes Hall.

I’m a little swamped with work at the moment, but there will be some updates soon to the website for the forum, as well as more date/time information, and better use of the news system

The Current Situation

Storytellers will now be notified when typing @storytellers in a message.

the character database looks like we’ll be using cforms II for the front-end formbuilding, and formtools on the backend for saving/modifying. or we might just use Brad’s system, depending on whatever viagra easier.

I have yet to start groups up for each of the different divisions, but that’s something better handled by users and such.

unfortunately, some of the alignment is wonky with the buddypress features like group forums, group lists, etc.; this comes from the issues around using a different theme with buddypress. nothing major, but a little annoying. someone with more experience would be better able to do it.

still need to write some sort of how-to-use page, though it should be fairly evident.

Site Progress

As of now, I’ve got all of the wiki up as pages under the rules heading, or at least as much of the wiki as i thought would be useful. I have not transferred over newspapers or the history of anchorage, since they won’t necessarily apply to next years game; however, I may add them in at some other time, not sure how though.

still left is to create the character system, and that is the scary task indeed. I could just use Brad’s character system, but I’d prefer something a bit more integrated with the wordpress installation we’re currently rocking. I have a plugin that may work well for that, but it still requires me to install everything.

I intend to create roles for the storytellers and exec members, beyond the already established moderator/contributor/admin options, just so controls are more readily set and there’s no questioning of what they can or can’t do.

groups need to be formed, and an easy way for players to contact the STs as a whole. I’m thinking an ST user might be helpful, so that typing “@storyteller” alerts the STs to something that requires their attention. There’s ways to do this all, I’m sure, I just need to figure it out.