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Lujke
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:47 pm    Post subject: Rumours abound! Reply with quote

A big thank you to all the players who have already contributed grist the the SG rumour mill by using the 'gossip' command. I'm impressed with the quality and variety & I'm sure you're looking forward to your creations going into circulation.

If you haven't yet added any rumours, please do consider doing so. We need a big pool of available rumours before I'll be able to open the system up for gossip to truly go live.

Some ideas for how to use rumours:

    For spreading dirt about your enemies (real secrets or Fake News), or bigging up yourself or your allies.

    As an alternative source for your character's background information (using the 'background' option in the gossip menu). Wouldn't it be nice for people to be able to discover your character's history piecemeal using gossip, rather than be presented with it all in one great chunk?

    For recording the great deeds of characters past and present. If you'd like the memory of a retired character to live on, just add in some background rumours about them (If you don't want to log the character on, feel free to mail ideas to me & I'll do it for you)


If all of the above is confusing, you probably haven't read my earlier posts about the gossip command - just see 'help gossip' in game.

Finally, as a dire warning, if I end up having to write a stack of rumours myself, the ones I come up with for characters who didn't do any of their own may not be highly complimentary... Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to be clear the past method of visiting a library and 'research' <person> is still going to be possible, correct? It would be awesome if I could have my author's insert as my library background and then an evolving gossip background too.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, library backgrounds will still work.

At some point in the future we may look at changing how they work, to clarify the IC/OOC nature of them, but that may be some way off.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I already hit my max with one character, so I have to know - are rumours able to be traced back to the originator? If so, I have to wait until she can do more. But if not, I can have my other character fill up the mill so we can get in rolling sooner. Because some rumours wouldn't be able to be spread by one or the other.
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Lujke
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It will be possible to trace rumours back to the originator, but not reliably.

That said, I might just turn the limits off for this initial period. I think I already set it so that you can make as many background rumours as you like.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Lujke:

While i get that it isnt the intended purpose, can we also make up rumors about stuff that doesnt exist but could?

Like could i start a gossip about a kingdom of hyper intelligent cephalopods living under the Saarkrune Sea? Im pretty sure that doesnt exist, but it could be like an urban legend type deal?

Or is that too far from original purpose?
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Lujke
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By their nature, rumours don't have to be true. So yeah, you can start rumours about whatever.

I might mess with how some rumours circulate if I figure that they are so implausible that no-one's going to pass them on, but that shouldn't stop you starting them...

Background rumours are subtly different, as they are not intended to be rumours your character has deliberately started about themselves - but things you as an player start OOCly, because you figure they are likely things for people to know and circulate about the character/
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Lujke
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just as a further update, apologies that I've been quiet on this front for a week or so - I've been chasing down some Tecqumin area bugs that had to take priority.

Happily, these are now fixed (until someone tells me otherwise), so I'll be getting back on the case with the gossip command.

So, this is a good time to note that I'm still looking for a good number more rumours to be started before I fully unleash them. If you've been procrastinating or mulling your options, please go ahead and get some started.

If you're one of the many players who have already contributed - thank you! And if you can think of any more, feel free to add them or ask me to do so on your behalf.
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