Today I wanted to share something that hopefully begins to capture the spirit of this endeavor. I think part of you got it already, that we are co-creating and amazing story together, that we design things together, that our work influences each other. That really we have a few directors and a group of amazing actors coming together to create something magical.
I think this is a solitary hobby and people tend to work alone and want to own their own ideas 100% and it’s a logical symptom to be be “mulling over alone” when you can be brainstorming together. Most online joint ventures are nothing but a topic and everyone working on their own. We’ve needed to inspire our friends too, to collaborate.
This collaboration and brainstorm is currently happening in sub groups and it’s pretty glorious. Take Tear of Envy’s comment about Emperor as the green man as one example and how FPOA is running with it. And how he is working with JRN on a set of models, and how I am building them a green house just because of their subject matter and even making a few “botanists” to over see it…The Crazy danes are thinking of playing some games before the main event to build their character’s history and stories en route to terra.
Kari is building a noble family on its way to the Chapel with their new born.He has decided to do original art for each before building and has been open for our ideas about characters to fit the narrative. This is why I built the very High Cardinal, and his retinue, descending down the stairs to personally greet the incredibly powerful Nobilitae Assembly.
And this approach will create something stunning.
Sub groups are great because they are a good size to work creatively, 3 or 4 or so and because different factions have their own very secret agendas. So the directive has been, stop mulling and share what you are thinking with PDH, Thistle and me, and we will turn it into a joyful collaboration that creates parts that go together far better than their sums in isolation.
Some people have so gloriously joined in and sent us their labour of love and ideas that they have been duly invited to join. I hope this was a helpful quick little post, I know for some of you this might be too intense, too collaborative etc. but give it a try and you may end up really loving it.
I’ll leave you with the news that the Ghost Legion has made planetfall and is entering the target area for intelligence (and narrating). Seen here racing through the docks (Beautiful, beautiful terrain, built by Shibboleth of Ammo Bunker)