shesheyan wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:56 pm
I'm looking at all the activity around the AGE System by Green Ronin - Dragon AGE, Fantasy AGE, Bleu Rose, Modern AGE, The Expense (AGE), Freeport for Fantasy AGE - and I believe we have enough threads and posts for a dedicated forum about AGE - Adventure Gaming Engine.
I'm a bit ignorant about the various AGE products, but one thing I do know is that Blue Rose is a campaign setting. And campaign settings trump rules at The Piazza, so there will be a Blue Rose forum (that also covers the previous system Blue Rose used True 20 IIRC) if/when there is ever a demand for that, rather than Blue Rose discussions being diverted from Other Worlds to a rules forum.
And Freeport discussions go in the Freeport forum, regardless of what system they are about.
The Expense sounds like a campaign setting too. (Is that something to do with the TV show?)
An AGE forum would specifically
be about rules discussions (outside of any of the settings
in the above product lines).
BTW: This page
says that it is Adventure Game Engine - rather than "Gaming", for anyone trying to create a forum search that will pull up all the topics.
Has anyone found a search that locates stuff? "[AGE]" isn't going to work as a forum tag. It's going to be too common a word.
We might be able to use "[DragonAGE]" and "[ModernAGE]" with the space (illegally) removed, to trick phpBB into treating "AGE" as part of a search link. But I think that someone would need to find a way to locate those topics, so that I could switch to Topic Title Editing Giant Space Hamster mode and retroactively add a forum topic to make it possible to find topics.
If I can't actually find the topics, I can't evaluate how many of the topics are about settings and how many of the topics are purely about AGE.
So it's great that we have folks working on making logos, but you might want to hold your horses, until we find out how many topics we actually have and how many would count towards a forum request.
BTW: When I create new forums, and some topics don't count - like a Kickstarter annoucement in The Wishing Well or a topic about "how many AGE books there were for Freeport" - I will generally create a redirect
to the topic that isn't moving into that forum. So I do also need to find all the topics that do not qualify, so that I can do that.
The forum request is supposed to be someone confirming that we have enough topics, confirming that we have enough posters, proposing a forum blurb and other stuff. These day we mostly get people saying "I think we can have a forum for X now" and I then have to go off and do the research to see if that is correct.
I don't mind that. I do want to see The Piazza expand, but when somethig is for an awkward product line - like this - I've got no clue what to search for to find the full list of topics. And I'm all out of lunch break, so if someone could drop me some search links or a full list of topics, I'll get to work on it. (I can even let you know what counts and what does not count if that helps.