Introduction and Mechanics
Lord of Slower-than-real-time
- Dec 13, 2005
Read All About It!The year is 1889 and all is not well in the world. War rages in Eastern Europe, Arabia and South America, reactionaries and revolutionaries are toppling governments and being toppled themselves and a diplomatic crisis is brewing in Central Europe that threatens further conflict. In these turbulent times who can the educated man about time turn to for wisdom, explanation and cold hard fact? I've no idea so it appears we will all have to make do with the Newspapers.
Welcome to Read All About It, a shared world project set in a very different late Victorian era. There is a discussion about it in a thread in the General Discussion area, but the basic idea is multiple authors writing newspaper reports about the same game events from different perspectives.
There is no limit on who can join in or what perspective you write from; underground fascist newspapers, state run communists press, independent papers, gutter yellow press, anything goes. Articles do not have to focus on the big wars, if you want to do a local paper far from the conflict then go for it.
There is a list of existing publications / papers;
List means you can check if someone is already writing from the same perspective. To be clear it's perfectly fine to have a dozen slightly different French Communist newspapers (some would say it is historically accurate ) but if you want to be a unique voice this should be a way to check.
The list also contains the list of leaders/characters, so if you want to give a name to the Empress of Austria-Hungary (or whoever) stick it in there and then everyone else can be consistent.
There's a brief bit of background to the world in the Game Update post below, major events and the big wars, but if you need more detail please drop me a PM and I'll see what I can do.
Mechanics / Schedule
Game is being played in Victoria II with all the DLC. I will be playing the game to my own inscrutable plan and/or letting the AI do it's own crazy thing. If you do have a specific request for an event please send it by PM and do not post it the thread
I'm hoping to run a two week schedule. I will play the game over the weekend, upload the save Sunday night and put a link in the thread. Everyone gets two weeks to write their update, then two weeks later I play the next session, upload the new save and we repeat. Links to the save file are in the next post and will be updated as I go.
As this project looks a bit like an Interactive AAR I have checked with Mr. Capiatlist and it does have mod approval. The one definite rule is;
- If you want to do a Letters to the Editor type update, castigating/praising/responding to a previous update/article by another author, then that would have to be sent through to me by Private Message so it could be cleared first.