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#21
Definitely Not Ra Vizsla

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A hypocritcal friend of mine says he kept the Vehicle forum even though it was doing poorly, because he knew it needed much more time to flourish and was a necessary handicap of the Factory. He admitted that there was nothing ever wrong with the Lore forum, just never afforded it the chance to grow.

There was concern over the power the Codex has potential to hold over free form roleplay, and wished to avoid that at all costs - but acknowledged that this paranoia would likely be very isolated and never be fully realized.

Just some food for thought. From a friend.

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Definitely Not Tefka

 

Let your hypothetical friend know, that we are well aware that things could become very locked in and cause trouble with the free form of the role-play we have established here on Chaos. The Lore section will act as an information chest for people to make things for their characters and their stories. The Codex staff will make sure anything submitted respects the free form role-play and the integrity of the Chaos RP. 


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things could become very locked in and cause trouble with the free form of the role-play we have established here on Chaos.

 

I think the easiest way to skirt around that is if/when this becomes a thing, make it known that all things in here are from faction or individual perspectives. I feel this especially important since it seems there is an assumption that there can be such a thing as unbiased history. 

 

But yeah, put it in big bold red letters something like "These tellings are from the perspective of *insert faction, "people", or family group etc here*" 



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History, families, religion, this all sounds wonderful! Particularly families, I hadn't even considered that! How star warsy :P



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I'm sure that, not speaking for anyone of course, that all Staff of Minor and Major Factions could lock heads and set time out to write up an extensive, creative and immersive history about their Faction as it stands.

Doesn't need to be authentic to the George Lucas era but more for our own Choas influenced era. A directory of all Factions with as much or as little info on key members, ranks, milestones, codes, fleets, planets etc.

Then hopefully new Staff who come on and see the Favtion change can add to their Factions lore and keep it rolling as much as possible to evolve with the site.

And it'd be good to get Factions talking and cooperating in helping each other flesh out their history and adding some exciting moments.

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The three big ones for me are as follows:

  • Languages, including spoken and non-spoken.
  • Religions and ideologies.
  • Political/government systems.

All of these are important when looking at the culture of a species or faction, and I'd love to see them in the Lore section.



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The best thing I could think of to let the Lore forum grow better than it did before is to not shut it down in three weeks after the initial hype settles down. I'll echo our theoretically hypocritical friend and gesture to the vehicle forum for an area that sees little use but is still an important section to keep apart from the rest of the factory.

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The Factory is Optional. Ya'll do whatev'z. :P



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Jay Scott Clark thank you for that reminder! But let's keep posts just being suggestions so that the conversation keeps building.

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Allyson Locke Lore surrounding locations such as mythologies, semi-fantastic tales passed down by generations like, stupid example, but the boogeyman, traditions and etc. That kind of vibe.

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Allyson Locke Lore surrounding locations such as mythologies, semi-fantastic tales passed down by generations like, stupid example, but the boogeyman, traditions and etc. That kind of vibe.
I can think heavily upon this related with religions. As we do have a couple around here such as the old Moross Crusade, The Primeval Religion, or even religions based around Species such as the Hellyni and their very greek like nature, or other species.

 

I only mention these as I know they have extensive mythologies/Lore/Stories that can be played upon still.  



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semi-fantastic tales passed down by generations like, stupid example, but the boogeyman, traditions and etc. That kind of vibe.

 

YES! I've been putting snippets of Mando stories into my fauna subs so this would be amazing to be able to flesh out! Also gives the possibility of one off fantastical roleplays looking for these things :o 



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I can think heavily upon this related with religions. As we do have a couple around here such as the old Moross Crusade, The Primeval Religion, or even religions based around Species such as the Hellyni and their very greek like nature, or other species.

 

Oh yes! I would love to codex entries on these religions! Remembering details of those cool old things is a lot more difficult when there isn't a centralized location to find them!

 

And speaking of centralized locations to find them, since we are talking about lore articles that deal with faction history (and religions related to them), perhaps it may be possible to sub-divide the lore section by major factions past and present? Or at least the ones that were archive-able? (such as Moross Crusade and the Primeval, for example?) Might be a bit of a stretch, but would certainly organize faction related material nicely, I would think! :)



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Oh yes! I would love to codex entries on these religions! Remembering details of those cool old things is a lot more difficult when there isn't a centralized location to find them! And speaking of centralized locations to find them, since we are talking about lore articles that deal with faction history (and religions related to them), perhaps it may be possible to sub-divide the lore section by major factions past and present? Or at least the ones that were archive-able? (such as Moross Crusade and the Primeval, for example?) Might be a bit of a stretch, but would certainly organize faction related material nicely, I would think!
Why not just have in the format for the submission that the Faction it was related too would be labeled as "Past" or "Present." That way the Judges dont have to have different sections just for factions or other such? I mean, less work for the judges, will still providing the information is what I am worried about.

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Kalee Bladesworn That would probably work better! Perhaps have the faction(s) being written would have to be in the title to further organize it even as time goes on and present becomes past, etc. :)



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Culture that's not necessarily planet-specific. EG: A specific festival/holiday, a form of art, or sport, etc etc, could be helpful


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Please remember to tag me ;_; I need to feel important. 



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Any juicy updates on this plan? ;) Allyson Locke



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Currently working on templates and I'm doing the rules write up. :3 then we will talk with staff

 

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Edited by Allyson Locke, 28 April 2018 - 01:14 AM.


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I was thinking of something that could be really cool. Why not set up a point of "Divergence", like in fallout? The exact point it all diverges from standard star wars history to become chaos star wars history? That would certainly make for an interesting thing, like a whole "sound of thunder" thing.
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