Call for submissions: Best practices for MUSH players

Submitted by javelin on Mon, 2007-06-11 12:56

Hi, folks. I'm hoping to run a future Tinytalk episode on the topic of "Best practices for MUSH players", and I'd like help deciding just what those are. Naturally, I think you can help.

By best practices, I mean what you'd tell another MUSH player if you were asked for advice on a really good thing to do or learn to make one a better MUSH player: a better roleplayer, a better socializer, a better builder, or a better softcoder. The focus this time around is on mortal players, so no best practices for administration or game design (maybe we'll do that later? :)

c.p.o: Your blog here

Submitted by javelin on Thu, 2007-06-07 18:21

If you have an account on community.pennmush.org, you have a blog here! If you hadn't noticed it, you view it with the 'my blog' link and add entries with the 'create content...blog entry' link.

Tinytalk Episode 005: MUSH Community

Submitted by javelin on Sun, 2007-06-03 09:07

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Tinytalk is a podcast about MUSHes and other text-based virtual worlds, and the players who play them. In this episode:

  • [00:00] Why MUSH won't die
  • [05:10] Interview with Sally of ElectricSoup
  • [17:07] Visit to 8bit MUSH (part 1)
  • [19:55] (Plea for) News and notes

Tinytalk Episode 003: Edumacation

Submitted by javelin on Sun, 2007-05-06 12:09

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Tinytalk is a podcast about MUSHes and other text-based virtual worlds, and the players who play them. In this episode:

  • [00:00] How to ask a question
  • [04:53] Interview with Bill MacKenty (aka Boris) about using MUSH to teach 3d coordinates to middle school students
  • [19:20] Summer reading list
  • [22:43] News and notes

Arts Festival on M*U*S*H: June 2007

Submitted by javelin on Fri, 2007-05-04 07:35

M*U*S*H (mush.pennmush.org 4201) has designated June 2007 as a mush-wide Arts Festival. Artistic expression is a key component of M*U*S*H's theme.

We're looking for as many MUSH players as possible to exhibit, display, discuss, or perform something that uses MUSH as a medium for artistic expression: hold a poetry slam, display your writing or ascii art in the Art Museum, organize theatersports or other improv activities, etc.

Text-based games and our future: some ideas from the pennMUSH community.

Submitted by boris on Mon, 2007-04-16 20:00

On April 14, 2007, a group of players gathered to discuss the future of text-based games. After a brief talk by Boris, the conversation opened, and some good ideas were put forth.

Here's a list of suggestions we compiled. It is my hope that this serves as the beginning of a broader conversation which will help our genre grow!

1) Invite a friend to mush - personally each out to people and invite them to text-based games.

2) Don't think "what can we do to help pennmush", but rather, "what can we do to help text-based gaming"

Tinytalk Episode 002: Parlez-vous?

Submitted by javelin on Sat, 2007-04-14 16:24

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Tinytalk is a podcast about MUSHes and other text-based virtual worlds, and the players who play them. In this episode:

  • [00:00] Softcoded language systems
  • [06:30] Interview with Brazil, MUX2 developer, about Unicode support in MUX.
  • [24:15] A visit to InterMUSH, a polylingual MUSH for language learning and practice
  • [25:55] News and notes

T*R*U*E

Submitted by Sketch on Sat, 2007-03-31 20:56

A curse cast long ago, noticed by a few,
Became the bane of many, especially the new.
Come and help us save ourselves, before the night arrives,
Dive into connections, so long ago denied.
Everywhere are answers, today we look for ours,
Fleeting at your touch, shining bright as stars.
Go and seek those answers, everywhere you can:
High above the highest point, and the lowest in the land.
In a place bathed with eternal night, you'll find the final key.
Lastly, to succeed you must beware of "I" and "Me".

Tinytalk Episode 001: What's it all about?

Submitted by javelin on Mon, 2007-03-26 17:24

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A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct. - Frank Herbert, Dune.

Tinytalk is a podcast about MUSHes and other text-based virtual worlds, and the players who play them. In this episode:

  • Introduction to the podcast
  • Play structures
  • A visit to Arabian Moons
  • News and notes