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{{Writing department}}
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== Getting started ==
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For some general introduction how to get started, check out [[Writing:How to contribute|How to contribute]].
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== Common articles ==
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* [[Writing:Current tasks|Current tasks]]
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== Current tasks ==
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* [[Writing:Philosophy|Department philosophy]]
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The easiest way to find out who's currently working on what in the writing department, is to check out the list of [[Writing:Current tasks|Current tasks]]. Active developers should add themselves and the tasks they're looking into or working on there.
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* [[Writing:Glossary|Glossary]]
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* [[Writing:Help wanted|Help wanted]]
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== Drafts ==
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* [[Writing:How to contribute|How to contribute]]
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These are more or less completed, or at least, accepted proposals.
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* [[Writing:How to edit the wiki|How to edit the wiki]]
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* [[Writing:How to use SVN|How to use SVN]]
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=== Setting ===
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* [[Writing:How to use Trac|How to use Trac]]
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* [[Setting | Main Setting - The State of the World]]  
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* Neede: A more fleshed out background story from WWIII to present
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=== Main Story Line ===
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* [[Ice age encroachment mechanics]]
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=== Smaller stories and ideas ===
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* [[Story tool box]]
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* [[Ex-Soviet Baltic region story]]
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* [[The Mall]]
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=== NPCs and Locations ===
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* [[NPCs|Complete list of NPCs ]] for PARPG.
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** [http://forums.parpg.net/index.php?topic=519.0 NPCs in the Tech-Demo bar location, forum thread]
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** [http://forums.parpg.net/index.php?topic=201.0 NPC forum thread ]
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*Complete list of [[Locations]] for PARPG
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=== The Player Character and Origin ===
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This overlaps heavily with the Mechanics section. [[Character_generation_and_stats#Character_Origin]]
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The general idea is to have "multiple" back stories, customized to some extent, for individual PCs.
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The may lead to "several" initial starting locations (than can be merged into the main "Trunk" of quests)
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=== Writing dialogue for PARPG ===
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* [[Dialogue]]
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== Proposals ==
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* [[Radio_Gaga|Radio Gaga - a Main Plot and storyline proposal]] (WIP)
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* [[WWIII_background|Pre-war background story]] (incomplete)
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== Idea dump ==
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* [[Writing:Idea dump|Idea dump]]
* [[Writing:Idea dump|Idea dump]]
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* [[Writing:License|License]]
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== Tools ==
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* [[NPC Template]]
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== Writing content ==
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* [[Location Template]]
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* [[Setting]]
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* [[Storyline]]
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=== Dialogue creation ===
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The current dialogue interface is to create specific YAML files containing dialogue mixed with simple gamestate interaction callbacks and conditionals.  Currently, the interface is being extended to handle more complicated quests.  A GUI editor has been proposed as well (see above)
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* [[:Category:Theme|Themes]]
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== Writing elements ==
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* [[:Category:Setting|Setting]]
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* [[:Category:Theme|Theme]]
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* [[:Category:Storyline|Storyline]]
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* [[:Category:Location|Locations]]
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* [[:Category:NPC|NPCs]]
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* [[NPCs]]
* [[:Category:Faction|Factions]]
* [[:Category:Faction|Factions]]
* [[:Category:Quest|Quests]]
* [[:Category:Quest|Quests]]
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== Current events ==
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* [[Finding a lead writer]]
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* [[Writer application]]
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== Writing guidelines ==
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These guidelines might be deprecated and/or are currently only food for further discussion:
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* [[How to create writing content]]
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* [[How to design locations]]
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* [[How to design NPCs]]
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* [[How to write dialog]]
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Latest revision as of 00:55, 6 February 2011

Submitted storyline.png Welcome to the writing department!

Developers in the writing department use their skills in creative writing to design themes, setting & storyline elements. This also includes designing NPCs, factions, locations, quests and dialog. You would like to help out in the writing department? Start here: How to contribute

Common articles

Writing content

Current events

Writing guidelines

These guidelines might be deprecated and/or are currently only food for further discussion:

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