Albatross_Viking wrote:I've taken a little while to look through these pages of suggestions, and it sounds interesting.
Me and a few other guys had a project named the Casteland Group Stories around here a while ago, it's still somewhere in the Stories forum. Regarding that, Sir Zeppelin has a mapmaker programme that he's pretty good at, if i shall say so. I believe he'd possibly be able to make out some nice maps with it.
I've heard a bit about Wobnam's project too, and I for one wouldn't want to have two close to similar stories/games going on in the same forums. Maybe all these ideas can be "worked into" one system.
About including it into GoH or not, i see these possibilities:
We contact somebody (probably the Guild leaders) on GoH and, if allowed, make up a fifth Guild (or anything) exclusive to CC members(?). Maybe based on actual classic castle sets and factions, or maybe with a geography and general appearance that a leading group and/or poll on here decides.
If we do not want it to be directly connected to GoH, the main decisions will be, as already discussed, what kinds of factions (whatever we'll call them) there'll be. It wouldn't be very interesting with a separate system with only one faction, so we'll have to make some decisions about how it's going to be: should we use actual LEGO factions, a few pre-set custom factions (like in GoH), or have a system where basically everyone (with a certain amount of support from so and so many participators?) can start their own "country"?
If the last option is chosen, we'll also have to decide what will actually be required to form a faction.
My opinion on this topic is, that we should make something that's not related to GoH. Since we'll then be on two different forums, interaction between the "CC Guild" and the other ones will probably be pretty sparse, and we won't really be able to take part in the various contest e.t.c. the other guilds have going on. Or, at least, it may be quite complicated. If it was to be, it should indeed be on a pretty isolated island, as Teherean suggested.
On top of that, I think I'd prefer non-official factions, but that's just my opinion. And if shmails (who I know is a very skilled decal designer, so there'll be no problems with the quality) could, as he stated, take up the task of turning ideas and designs into actual stickers, it would be piece of cake for everyone else to apply them and thus bring the factions to life. Provided, of course, that it wouldn't put too much pressure on his time.
I also agree with Teherean that background lore etcetera is an important thing for a system like the one we're planning, and I may as well write some of it.
Wow, there are many great ideas here!
As to maps, Shmails and AK_Brickster both said they would make at least one and we would vote on which we like best. And if Sir Zeppelin has a mapmaker program I'm sure we'd all like see him submit a few too.
I haven't seen the Castleland group stories before, I will look into that, Yes, well, I've haven't heard much more than vague rumors a long time ago about Wobnam's project, if he was willing to elaborate on it I'd much appreciate it. And if someone knows where it posted I'd like to read about it. Link? I'm not sure if you read about this but, Teherean already wrote a letter to one of the leaders of GoH asking about our situation
here's what I posted over at Eurobricks just a while ago.<br sab="807"><br sab="808">Hello everyone!<br sab="809"><br sab="810">First of all, thanks for the warm welcome to GoH here at Eurobricks! It's a pretty cool thing you have going here, I'll be sure to try and participate as much as I can. <br sab="811"><br sab="812">Now on to my actual message: Your concept has been picked up by forum members of Classic-Castle.com. For those of you unfamiliar with the site, it is an AFOL site centered around the castle/medieval theme. I came here with a "message" from us, the users of Classic-Castle.<br sab="813"><br sab="814">Basically, A few pages of discussion on the forum led us to the following idea: fusion Guilds of Historica with activities on Classic Castle. Some ideas were to actually incorporate CC into the GoH world as a separate guild, giving us something like an island of our own to interact with your world but to have it exclusively for members of CC. Another idea was to keep the two separate, allowing us to use the great template that GoH left us to make up something similar of our own, copying the backbone of GoH but with our own backstory, maps, guilds etcetera etcetera. <br sab="815"><br sab="816">Here's a link to the forum thread about GoH over at Classic-Castle: http://www.classic-c...php?f=3&t=21579<br sab="817"><br sab="818">I'm curious where you all stand on this. Let me know! I Scream Clone, I assume you started GoH so if you have any personal notes, comments or ideas you can PM me and I'll send you my e-mail adress. <br sab="819"><br sab="820">Regards<br sab="821"><br sab="822">Marijn, a.k.a. Teheran<br sab="823"><br sab="824">P.S. I joined Mitgardia because of reasons.
<br sab="825"><br sab="826">Now, we wait and see
As to factions, it's still up in the air, I'm thinking custom made factions (like in GoH) would be the most interesting, others have said that we should use "Classic Factions" like Black Falcons, Crusaders, and Wolfpack, ect... We could possibly have some of each, maybe? Anyhow, I'm good with either way
As to making your own "Country", I'm not really sure, it would be very interesting if it was set up that way, like say we would start with the first four(or five) factions and then everything is going fine, but then say six or seven users ask (according to the rules) if they can set up a new "faction" or even possibly more like a duchy or protectorate. Power among factions and lower factions could possibly be rated by numbers of users and\or success in contests between factions. I do know if we leave room for growth in the maps we design, this could easily be a possibility. I also think that it would be hard to participate in the contests in the actual GoH. I believe we should plan to have our own contests or challenges hosted by the CC, GoH, Island, (whatever we are going to call it!) itself. And as to Lore\Backstory, write some! and post it up!
Thank you for your input and ideas!