It is currently Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:46 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: How should we proceed?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:15 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 22, 2013
Posts: 3277
Location: somewhere btwn Achilles and the tortoise
Preferred Pronoun Set:
While I consider the design of Starstill to have been a lot of fun and a smashing success, playtesting kind of fell flat. There was no easy way for me to check who was available to play a game, we didn't have a chatroom to discuss design issues in a dynamic manner, and ultimately I only ever got to play Starstill twice: once in Sealed with Knifethrower, and once in Constructed with KFM. So while the bulk of the project was well-executed, the follow-through fell flat. Add to this the fact that I had to take a hiatus from the boards to deal with mental health issues for a hot second (I'm much better now), and never really had a plan for how to execute this set's development to begin with, and you end up with a set that was really fun to design, but in the end never really got to be played with enough, let alone polished to as close as perfection as possible.

But now, I'm back. Running Starstill was the biggest creative endeavor of my life, and I don't know if I'd ever forgive myself for working as hard as I did on it for five months, only to see it fall through the cracks and never reach the point at which I can satisfyingly look at the finished product and think that it's good as it's ever gonna get.

So, I make this thread now to A) see how much interest people still have in working on this project now that the hype's pretty much died down, B) give people a place to collectively discuss in detail how we should go about developing the set in an organized and methodical manner, while still keeping to the project's original doctrine of heeding the will of the community at large, and C) once we've reached consensus on how to go forward, divvy up various responsibilities, because I don't want the weight of keeping this project alive to rest entirely on my shoulders anymore.

Thusly I ask the community: Please let me know your thoughts.

_________________






Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:38 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 27, 2013
Posts: 3032
Identity: Female
I'm still interested in starstill. As for having a place to chat, there are lots of free chatrooms, finding one that can be embedded might be a good idea.

http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%23starstill

Here's an IRC chat in the meantime.


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:59 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Jun 21, 2014
Posts: 8226
Location: Singapore
Identity: Male
I don't have time to be as active as I was before, but I can pop in and contribute designs once in a while. I would love to see Starstill as a finished product. It would be the first true NGA community set and a great addition to the NGA Constructed hall of fame.

_________________
Image
The format of YMtC and the Expanded Multiverse.
YMtC: My Deck of Many Things | NGA Masters | 2 | 3 | Roses of Paliano | Duel Decks: War of the Wheel | Jakkard: Wild Cards | From Maral's Vault | Taramir: The Dark Tide
Solphos: Solphos | Fool's Gold | Planeswalker's Guide | The Guiding Light | The Weight of a Soul
Game design: Pokémon Tales | Fleets of Ossia: War Machines | Hunter Killer | Red Jackie's Run


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:46 pm 
Offline
Member

Joined: Sep 22, 2013
Posts: 4859
Identity: genderqueer
Preferred Pronoun Set: zie/zin/zir/zirs/zinself
I'm super busy and Ruwin is even busier than I am but I definitely want to get involved again in the flavor and storyline side of Starstill, and I'd love to see how the set plays...


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:20 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct 28, 2013
Posts: 394
Location: South Africa
Im always keen, need to do some more work on the art, so shout when u need me

_________________
Current Projects:


You Design, and Ill Render it!!!
Spoiler


Left Hook Tavern (Everything Roguee)
Just me making cards related to Rogues, all comments are welcome.....
Spoiler


Artistic Disclaimer
Please note that none of this art is created by me. It is taken from the internet just to add an image to the cards.


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:53 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 25, 2013
Posts: 10869
Location: Kamloops, BC
Identity: Male
Something that reminded me of the project:
http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0149/3 ... 1422298252

_________________
Cato wrote:
CotW is a method for ranking cards in increasing order of printability.

*"To YMTC it up" means to design cards that have value mostly from a design perspective. i.e. you would put them in a case under glass in your living room and visitors could remark upon the wonderful design principles, with nobody ever worring if the cards are annoying/pointless/confusing in actual play

TPrizesW
TPortfolioW


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:56 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 22, 2013
Posts: 3277
Location: somewhere btwn Achilles and the tortoise
Preferred Pronoun Set:
Alright, no more tomfoolery. Let's get cracking.

Here's what I have to do:

• Update the set map to have links to all the original posts in which the cards were designed

• Get parad@starstill.com to work

• Email all the artists I can and link them here and ask of we can use their work

• Update the visual spoiler on the site with card arts

• Get the set file as-is incorporated into the custom card file

Then we should be good to go.

_________________






Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:50 pm 
Offline
YMtC Pro Tour Champion
User avatar

Joined: Sep 23, 2013
Posts: 6870
I can try to play, but my card making time outside of work is very limited and I can't play at work without getting in trouble...I don't think...hmm...virtual machine...no trace...I might be able to swing something...

_________________
SithasLore, White, Blue, Black, Red, Green, Multicolored, Artifacts, Lands
Sithas: Rising StormsLore, White, Blue, Black, Red, Green, Multi, Artifacts and Land
Join The Izzet League today!
Ephemeron


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:57 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 27, 2013
Posts: 3032
Identity: Female
I made some bad constructed decks if anyone wants to play sometime.


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:35 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 25, 2013
Posts: 10869
Location: Kamloops, BC
Identity: Male
I would love to sometime. Unfortunately my PC, which had all my Cockatrice stuff on it, is having issues. I've downloaded the Starstill file onto my laptop now though, so it won't be a problem in the future- the future where I have built a Starstill deck.

_________________
Cato wrote:
CotW is a method for ranking cards in increasing order of printability.

*"To YMTC it up" means to design cards that have value mostly from a design perspective. i.e. you would put them in a case under glass in your living room and visitors could remark upon the wonderful design principles, with nobody ever worring if the cards are annoying/pointless/confusing in actual play

TPrizesW
TPortfolioW


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:13 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 25, 2013
Posts: 10869
Location: Kamloops, BC
Identity: Male
Parad- Is it okay if I can start threads to redesign things? Figured it would be a load off of your shoulders.

_________________
Cato wrote:
CotW is a method for ranking cards in increasing order of printability.

*"To YMTC it up" means to design cards that have value mostly from a design perspective. i.e. you would put them in a case under glass in your living room and visitors could remark upon the wonderful design principles, with nobody ever worring if the cards are annoying/pointless/confusing in actual play

TPrizesW
TPortfolioW


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group