Santharian Development

Organization and General Discussions => Newbie Information, Joining Requests and Recruitment => Topic started by: Rookie Brownbark on 29 October 2007, 22:52:25



Title: Rookie
Post by: Rookie Brownbark on 29 October 2007, 22:52:25
Hello, I am Rookie Brownbark, a Brownie on the rp board heading over to investigate the other side of things here :) In real life I am slightly taller, 20, English, and studying French and German at uni (though currently I’m in Germany doing a year-long work placement to practice my German).  I enjoy reading fantasy, particularly the works of Terry Prachett, though many others too, including most of the writers who frequent this spot  ;)

I have been pretty active on the rp board for a few months and keep thinking of random things which might work on Santharia, so I would love to try and integrate them and generally help out.  I would quite like to make a horse which paces as this is supposed to be a far more comfortable gait than a trot, but the horse can still keep it up for long distances.  I also had an idea for a sort of giant ant thing that could be used to guard personal possessions and be accustomed to its owner’s scent by keeping it with a pair of rather ripe smelling underwear. Oh, and I have a couple of stories which were written in the middle ages which I could translate from the ancient French, plus I’d be interested in making some Brownie gadgets… so yes, lots of ideas.  Any thoughts on where to start? Or anything there that I should stay away from?


Title: Re: Rookie
Post by: Alassiel Telrúnya on 29 October 2007, 23:01:37
ROOKIEEEEE!!! Welcome to the Dev board! :hug:

I don't really know what you should stay away from, because I haven't been to the Dev board for a few months now. :blush: But what I started with when I first came was a Bestiary entry, followed by a Herbarium entry and a rather badly written poem. I've only done 3 entries ( :blush: again), but it's quite fun destroying the plants in Miraran's greenhouse. :evil: Brownie gadgets sounds cool!


Title: Re: Rookie
Post by: Rookie Brownbark on 29 October 2007, 23:16:08
Aww thankyou for the warm welcome Alassiel! Have a :hug: back.  Hey it looks like they don't have the :blush: emoticon over here...or the :graph: one either. (Possibly the later is a good thing.)

When I made my Brownie CD I found myself searching for ways of climbing trees and trying to catch a live falcon.  I got round it but I would like to invent something to make it easier, plus other things too.  It would be challenging as they don't use much metal.  I like challenging  :grin:


Title: Re: Rookie
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 30 October 2007, 00:12:24
Oh, yes *glares at Lass* Come try and ruin my greenies again will you.. it's about time i feed them again....

On another matter... Yay! A Browie! It's been ages since someone worked on the Brownies..

Things to stay away from:

a) My Greenhouses. They're Dangerous. Not kidding.
b) All Marmarans, especially Decipher Ziron.
c) Talia's "Apprentice Workspace", a.k.a. the Dungeon of Doom.
d) Artimidor's sock-drawer.
e) All instances of Petros singing. Trust me, you don't want to know..


Title: Re: Rookie
Post by: Irid alMenie on 30 October 2007, 02:03:12
Ages, ages... It wasn't that long ago, you know Mira. I might not have been very active here lately but it's still not long ago *grins*

Anyway! Welcome to the dark side of things, love. I hope you'll enjoy it here as much as the Roleplaying board. Maybe your being here will convince me to spend some more time here again and less on the RP side of things. I also hope you know who I am *grins*

Also, about the :blush: emote... You do know it's partly your fault it got there? Well mine too, 'cause I asked Veskie, but still. If you want it here, you'll have to look at Arti very sweetly :D

See you in the IRC in a few minutes, I guess. Unless you're going somewhere *grins*

 :heart: , Irid


Title: Re: Rookie
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 30 October 2007, 04:01:20
Oh, don't worry Irid, you still don't look a day over 400.....


Title: Re: Rookie
Post by: Irid alMenie on 30 October 2007, 05:10:55
pshah! Go sit in your greenhouse! :P


Title: Re: Rookie
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 30 October 2007, 05:17:11
*smirks*


Title: Re: Rookie
Post by: Irid alMenie on 30 October 2007, 05:24:51
*pokes*

Sorry, Rookie, we're hijacking your thread. I hope you don't mind :P


Title: Re: Rookie
Post by: Rookie Brownbark on 30 October 2007, 05:33:39
a) My Greenhouses. They're Dangerous. Not kidding.
b) All Marmarans, especially Decipher Ziron.
c) Talia's "Apprentice Workspace", a.k.a. the Dungeon of Doom.
d) Artimidor's sock-drawer.
e) All instances of Petros singing. Trust me, you don't want to know..

Hmm.....is there anyone I shouldn't look out for?  Also - Petros sings?  :shocked: And there was me thinking he just played 302 instruments....

@Irid - I thought I saw your name at the bottom of one of the Brownie entries!  Of course I know who you are  :)  Shall try and remember to say Irid over here though as otherwise I may confuse people.

Also, do I not get a drink or a crunchy snack?  Everyone else did *sniff*.  Hijacking is fine as long as you bring snacks!


Title: Re: Rookie
Post by: Alassiel Telrúnya on 30 October 2007, 05:37:00
Have a Liu'lian, one of the stinkiest, ugliest (but most delicious) fruits in Nybelmar (And it happen to be one of the 3 entries I made!) I don't trust any other entries except mine, you see. :grin:


Title: Re: Rookie
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 30 October 2007, 05:48:16
Oh yes, he sings alright.... Last time he did so, it cost us all the glass in the greenhouses, and we lost fourty-six unique specimens... We're still trying to replace the latter...

and the drinks and snack are a bit on backorder i think... i called for them almost an hour ago...


Title: Re: Rookie
Post by: Rookie Brownbark on 30 October 2007, 06:00:34
*holds her nose and takes a bite*  mmmmm thankyou. 

Gah these waitresses, just can't get the staff....they've obviously all been eaten by your plants eek!


Title: Re: Rookie
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 30 October 2007, 06:07:16
Oh, no, the staff knows what sections to stayt clear off.. my green friends usually feed on overcurious newbies and careless gardeners..


Title: Re: Rookie
Post by: Rookie Brownbark on 30 October 2007, 06:40:49
eek!  I will remember to steer clear...Brownies really don't taste good honestly.  You'll tell them that?


Title: Re: Rookie
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 30 October 2007, 06:43:04
Oh, brownies are rarely bothered.. In fact, there are quite a couple of them around that tend to those plants that need special care. I tried to import some "Vikh, but my xenophobic kinsmen refused to leave their home..


Title: Re: Rookie
Post by: Rookie Brownbark on 30 October 2007, 07:13:11
There, you see, the plants know whats what.  Brownies are not food!  :cool:


Title: Re: Rookie
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 31 October 2007, 07:15:57
Welcome from me as well, Rookie!

I'm a bit preoccupied with moving at the moment, but I'm always happy to welcome new deverlopers :) And we don't have that many Brownies around, so the better if some things are written from the Brownie perspective or for Brownies specifically. Welcome on board :)

P.S. My sock-drawer might be dangerous - that is if I have one, as my new flat still is sock-drawer-less ;)


Title: Re: Rookie
Post by: Rookie Brownbark on 31 October 2007, 19:05:56
Thankyou for the welcome Artimidor, and I wish you a speedy sock-drawer arrival.  :D

I have been looking around once more at the Brownie entries and have found a few gadgets which have already been mentioned - namely artificial wings, catapults and back massages chairs!  I think I will try and start there, unless there is a reason I shouldn't?

Only thing is, I can't seem to find a certain formula for describing gear/gadgets. Does Overview, Description, Useage, Construction, History sound ok?


Title: Re: Rookie
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 03 November 2007, 23:17:17
Back massages chairs? :huh:

Yeah, we don't have proper templates for everything, it also depends on the object you want to describe. I would suggest to have a look around at the various Miscellaneous entries and find something similar.

Overview, Description, Usage, Construction, History sounds quite ok e.g. for your Brownie inventions. Sometimes it might be necessary to have Types included as well, see e.g. the Magical Bags (http://www.santharia.com/magic/magical_bags.htm) entry, which also has Myth/Lore. The latter sometimes might also be good to have if you want to tell an interesting story related to the gadget, but that is optional of course.