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  1. KitchWitch

    I like cunning plans...count me in. *dresses in her cat burglar suit and makes ready*

  2. kastlin

    Why does this make me afraid? You know, in the same way I feel afraid when my hubby says "I've been thinking..."

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  3. Carl Projectorinski

    It's gonna take a little while to set up properly. It's not going to be a game. It could be a total fizzle. But... Yes, everyone's invited. In time. I've done a bunch of world building in the past 20 or so years, and it's time I start polishing it off in public. But, I don't have a heck of a lot of time to do it, so I'm making the rules simple. It's gonna be based on a game call 1,000 Blank White Cards. More later:

  4. Mocha Maid

    I can find you a turnip or two - Baldrick might be more difficult!

  5. Amythien

    So many Black Adder fans.... I'm so impressed that I'll do my best Hitler/slug-balancing impression for all of you.

  6. natsumi

    I shall desist from making a pinky and brain joke, because I can see this is serious.

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  7. gilbert whisper

    I simply ADORE cunning plans! *Bounces in chair in anticipation of the cunningness*

  8. Mal'akh

    Will glitchmail you my contact info because I like cunning plans.

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  9. Virginia Moon

    As cunning as a fox who's just been appointed Professor of Cunning at Oxford University?

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can't wait to find out more!

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Carl Projectorinski

OK, so here's the idea as it has shaped up now: Put up a wiki or a forum or some kind of similar site with user accounts and personal pages that are easily linked to the pages of others. Start putting all of my own world details into it, and call it "Stuck in Jam" after the comic. Part of the idea of "Stuck in Jam" is that reality in the town of Jam is shaped by the people who live in it. And even though in the comic there is a specific collective mythos that is shaped by the characters we are following, there is room for parallel myths and legends. The result is that the houses, backyards and nearby woods of each resident may hold any sort of thing imagined by that family (it does take a collective force of belief, unless there's a child involved, then the child tends to generate amazing things on their own -- imaginary friends, etc.). There's more, but I'll fill that in later. Anyway, this leads to the possibility of a rather fun table top role playing game (I was wrong about it not being a game!). I've even got ideas for how the system will work. So, in conclusion, I'd like to be able to post some stuff under regular copyright, and some stuff under Creative Commons, and then invite my friends (you guys!) to join in if you like. For the most part, it will just be an exercise of collective art and writing. But the added development of game mechanics could give math geeks something to do, and it could lead to all of the logic and assets we'd need to hand to a team of programmers... Sometime down the road, of course.

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  1. kastlin

    My gods man, you are on FIRE!!!!! Consider me one of your acolytes.

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  2. Carl Projectorinski

    Latest update on my group world building project: It looks like the Content Management System I'm using for my website does everything I need it to! I'll probably use bitbucket for the game design aspect, though. If things go smoothly, I might have this up and running by the new year. MAYBE.

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  3. Osiris ?

    Carl, I have no idea about your sexual orientation, but would you marry me? *presents (onion) ring*

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  4. Mocha Maid

    I'm interested - I think Josiah Thimblerig will be too

  5. Carl Projectorinski

    OK, when I make my playground site public, it's gonna be ugly, at least to begin with. There are some user interface issues that I will not have resolved, and it will seem frustrating. I'll try to make things as easy as possible with a help FAQ or something. In any case, it's gonna be super alpha, and I'll need everyone's patience as I put it together. But, I should have a public site up and running by the end of the month!

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  6. FyodorD

    This sounds pretty awesome man. Certainly interested in seeing how this turns out. Keep me posted.