Optional Realities & Project Redshift

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02 Jun 2015 18:06 #1 by Jeshin
Hey,

I am here to let you know about Optional Realities, a text-based RPG community. It will be a community that is similar to this one but for all roleplay centric games. It will be a place where we will hopefully be able to come together as staffers, players, and first time newbies to promote our genre and educate each other. What's all that mean?

1) There will be regular articles written not only by the OptionalRealities team but staff of prominent roleplay games such as Sindome, Evolution of Esos, Shadows of Isildur, HavenRPG, and others.

2) There will be a forum with a moderation policy very similar to this one

3) There will be an active community staff of experienced game designers willing to discuss ideas with players and even new game designers hoping to design their own games.

4) There will be monthly contests with cash prizes ranging from storytelling to game proposals and even best log.

A community is only as relevant as its users and so to that end I invite you all to come and post if you feel like, read if you don't want to post, and if you don't want to do other than at least check out our connections page that links to several roleplay games that might interest you (and have been discussed on this forum at varying lengths).

Come Find Your Reality,
Jeshin
Founder of OptionalRealities
optionalrealities.com/
optionalrealities.com/forums/

PS - We just wrapped up our May 2015 contest which was a 600 word game design contest. Even if you never check out Optional Realities these ideas deserve a look: Submission Folder on Google Drive

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02 Jun 2015 18:32 #2 by Jeshin
Completely forgot to include Project Redshift! This is a sci-fi text-based game based in the future and around space exploration. It is currently in development and will be released sometime in 2016 or 2017. We are using the very powerful (and wonderful) Evennia engine to produce the game.

Find out more about it right over here: optionalrealities.com/forums/index.php?board=1.0

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04 Jun 2015 21:16 #3 by Jeshin
Japheth is the lead design of FutureMUD a next generation engine for the development of MUDs! It's all in the name, he's got a gift for it. Find out more about the engine and about his journey developing it right here on Optional Realities!

optionalrealities.com/designing-a-more-customisable-mud-engine/

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07 Jun 2015 06:29 #4 by Jeshin
Are you sick of hearing about Optional Realities? Do you want more information on this supposed Scifi MUD that we have in development? Well I have good news and bad news! The good news is we have just done our 2nd information release for Project Redshift! The bad news is it's on Optional Realities, right here...

optionalrealities.com/forums/index.php?topic=124.0

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04 Feb 2016 05:55 #5 by Jeshin
Hey,

Did you like Optional Realities? www.optionalrealities.com/forums/index.php?topic=2.0

Did you hate it but liked some of the contest entries? www.optionalrealities.com/forums/index.php?topic=3.0

Did you hate all of it and just like some articles? [Haven't put up archived articles yet]

Sorry for the delay, RL, don't need to bore you. Please enjoy or shame at your leisure.

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29 Feb 2016 09:25 - 29 Feb 2016 09:26 #6 by Jeshin
Promote Your Game
www.optionalrealities.com/promote-your-game/

Promote your game when you're about to release or when you've already released and are running an active community. Players do not remain players forever and even those that played Armageddon or Shadows of Isildur or Harshlands for a decade or more will eventually leave your game for real life commitments or a new experience. We all need to bring new players into the genre if we have to have players at all in the future.
Last Edit: 29 Feb 2016 09:26 by Jeshin.

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01 May 2016 19:35 #7 by Nathan
Bit tangential, but what happened to your website? I seem to recall there being many more articles.

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