Tag Archives: character 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.