We’ve updated the project wiki with clearer structure and project pages for all the scenarios in phase 1. You should now have all the info needed to get going.
We’ve got GOs from almost all of the authors, and more than enough to keep us busy for a while.
Lots of folks have offered their help and support during the week. Every single line translated takes us closer to the goal and what seemed like a crazy idea earlier in the week actually feels achievable now.
Everyone deserves a special thanks and honorable mention here, even though I can’t keep the standard of writing bios for each of you:
- Tobias Demediuk Bindslet
- Frederik J. Jensen
- Eva Fog
- Elias Helfer
- Lars Vilhelmsen
- Morten Greis
- René Toft
- Johannes Busted Larsen
- Jesper Wøldiche
- Alex Uth
- Anders Frost Bertelsen
- Claus Kliplev
- Mike Ditlevsen
- Kristoffer Rudkjær
This list is in no particular order, and if you feel you should be in it, you probably should. If you have blogs or websites that you want me to link to your names, please drop me a mail and I’ll update it here.
Everything is developing very fast. I’m doing my best to keep up. Please be patient for a little while longer.
I’ve contacted almost all of the authors, and I’m waiting for word back from a few of them. So far, everybody loves the project.
Even more people are volunteering to help translating and generally offering their powers and help. It is so cool. I am in awe of this community.
Due to general work-related busyness, I might not be able to do much more before the weekend, but don’t worry, I’m not fleeing. I expect to have almost everything up and running by Monday.
The masses are screaming for something to sink their teeth into. Olle started a project wiki for sharing knowledge and maybe even working on the texts.
As soon as I get a few hours in a row (most likely during the weekend) I’ll start distributing the texts. Until then you are all very welcome to help me moving into the wiki: create the pages you think we’ll need.
The project have been out there for approximately 24 hours and it feels like I was right to jump in before I actually know what I’m getting myself into.
As I just mentioned in my earlier post, I got almost all of the scenarios for phase one already, much faster than anticipated. What is even more amazing to me is that I already got a few guys (I’ve got my eye on some ladies too) standing ready in the shadows. And not just any guys:
Peter Fallesen – Peter has been the first to comment on the site and immediately volunteering. He has written a couple of scenarios and is usually active in making the cafe happen at Fastaval each year. Peter is spending his non-rpg hours teaching at the Department of Sociology in Copenhagen. I love his hair.
Kristoffer Apollo – apart from heading this year’s Otto Award Jury, Kristoffer has been part of the Danish roleplaying scene for almost as long as it has existed. He has written at least 14 scenarios for Fastaval and other Danish cons. Kristoffer works as a journalist and editor.
Malik Hylfoft – rumor has it that it was Malik that brought LARPs to Denmark after attending a game in UK. He was there when it all started and has never stopped. He co-wrote one of the only original Danish game systems, Fusion, along with a wast number of scenarios. And he is a mayor player in the establishing of roleplaying schools in Denmark with the second well on its way.
Lars Konzack – I only just met Lars at this year’s Fastaval and I must admit that I know very little about his virtues and vices. He has written lots of scenarios and has attended cons long before I even knew they existed. He is a game researcher writing his PhD.
Jason Morningstar – Jason is an active writer in the american indie RPG community. When he heard about the project he is reported to have stated something like “Oh, that is quite a lot to take on! I’ll help.”
Olle Jonsson – my always energetic husband. Part of the Vi Åker Jeep collective, writer and player of many games. Without Olle spreading the word I might have been able to sneak this by everyone’s noses without having to actually do it. That is too late now. It is on!
Thank you guys for volunteering your help, we will be doing great things.
With the speedy help from Kristoffer Apollo, Head of this year’s Otto Award jury, I’ve got almost all of the original versions of the scenarios for phase one.
Next step will be to get the final OK from the authors. And of course a few more hands to make this happen. I already got pledges to help from some very cool guys but I think they deserve a post on their own.
I feel fairly optimistic that we might actually make this happen.
I’ll be the first to admit that my brain might have been running slightly on overdrive after five days of too little sleep, plenty of drinks and even more love. Might be that I’ll regret the difficulty for non-danes to pronounce “Gnavpotveksler” but right now I’m quite pleased with myself.
The Gnavpotveksler – the Grumpy Converter from Bluxte – is a creature from the comics series about “Valérian and Laureline” (Linda og Valentin) by Pierre Christin. The Grumpy Converter appears in the album “Ambassador of the Shadows”. He is a little guy that generates new copies of any currency you feed him. The process exhausts him greatly but he inevitably develops a fondness for the one that puts him through it.
My aim is not to be grumpy but to help the process of multiplying the great currency of stories. I expect to be fascinated and inspired by the scenarios and games in the project.