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Tatiana Dokuchic
@tatiana-dokuchic
15 May 2019 10:12:12AM
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Historical RP: Strengthening Connections


General Discussion

Bravo, ACS team! I picked up my HUD yesterday and I'm very excited with what I've seen so far.  Congratulations on an excellent beginning.

I will continue discussing over at the Antiquity site in Making Connections.

Tatiana Dokuchic
@tatiana-dokuchic
14 May 2019 06:52:03AM
1,752 posts

Historical RP: Strengthening Connections


General Discussion

First thing I'll do with that hud is testing that sobriety and getting as drunk as possible! :p

First thing I'm going to do is explore the possibility of growing my own herb garden so that I can become an apothecary/healer.  Make sure you come and see me for a restorative when you wake up with that hangover, Abbondio! ;)

I think we have proven lately that with a bit of imagination and teamwork we can do this. I'm pretty sure that we'll continue doing this in future.

I agree!  Imagination and teamwork are precious assets that can move mountains especially when combined.

Tatiana Dokuchic
@tatiana-dokuchic
14 May 2019 06:30:23AM
1,752 posts

WANTED - Tenant Farmer @ Queen's Hamlet


Banco Rezzonico

I'm delighted that this project has been launched with not one but two excellent applicants.  Having to put further thought into personal backstories is an excellent way to enrich our RP and speaking of backstories, Sugar Coating Ambassadors is fascinating.

Many thanks for all your time & effort, Abbondio :)


updated by @tatiana-dokuchic: 14 May 2019 06:31:02AM
Tatiana Dokuchic
@tatiana-dokuchic
14 May 2019 05:05:41AM
1,752 posts

Game of Thrones ~ A Song of Ice and Fire


Book Lovers

Only one episode left!  I'd love to discuss it but don't want to include any spoilers just yet so here's a recap of the second to last episode RECAP: QUEEN OF THE ASHES.

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Tatiana Dokuchic
@tatiana-dokuchic
13 May 2019 04:45:22AM
1,752 posts

Historical RP: Strengthening Connections


General Discussion

I would really like to see everyone using the same system but it may be just a dream.

I agree with you that it's unlikely, Louis, but that's ok.  Some people may choose to use both and I believe that everyone will benefit in some way from the liaison between the groups regardless of the system(s) used.

You could create artificial needs by setting challenges again

I'm glad that you enjoyed the challenges, Satoharu!  For those of you that haven't tried them yet, you can find them listed at QH Challenges. I had left many of them at the Silver level as I was waiting for further G&S developments before continuing.  I will have to go back and see what can be added. 


updated by @tatiana-dokuchic: 13 May 2019 04:49:45AM
Tatiana Dokuchic
@tatiana-dokuchic
12 May 2019 08:50:56AM
1,752 posts

Historical RP: Strengthening Connections


General Discussion

Please note that this is my own summary and analysis which obviously has the potential to be totally different from other participants.  I expect this to be corrected and interpreted by everyone that has something to say about it :)

Trade

On the surface, trade has always seemed to be a relatively easy means of connecting groups together.  Set up a market and invite other groups to buy & sell goods.  Easy peasy.  In reality things get complicated.

  • We explored how tightly goods from ACS & G&S could be integrated.  Given the fact that G&S is a closed system it looks like a totally automated integration won't be possible.  Dang!  I still have hopes that integration via human intervention can be accomplished and so I'll keep exploring that option.
  • Another point about trade is one that tends to plague every manager running an active roleplay system.  There are always more producers than consumers.  It's hard to sell your own goods within your own group let alone branch out to other groups.  This generated a lot of discussion with Abbondio making the point that you can't force people to do anything (i.e. rely on Needs) you have to have a strategy that encourages people to consume (i.e. rely on Wants).  Why do people consume; to benefit themselves and, to a lesser extent, the RP.

Next Steps

Since automated integration is out, I'll be looking at ways to reconcile working with both ACS & G&S.  As a first step I am looking forward to becoming a user of ACS and will make the ACS Experience available to all of the Queen's Hamlet regions in DC.  I believe that Abbondio is also going to explore ACS and so those of us "outsiders" can work together with the management of Antiquity, Jacon, Louis, etc. on connectivity strategies.

Exciting times for sure!

Tatiana Dokuchic
@tatiana-dokuchic
12 May 2019 08:18:11AM
1,752 posts

Historical RP: Strengthening Connections


General Discussion

Maintaining a historical RP group is challenging (really challenging, really-really challenging) so extending that group to interact with others in our historical community isn't an easy endeavour.  On the bright side, there's a lot of goodwill that's been built up over the years between communities like Antiquity, the Duché de Coeur (DC) , and Rocca Sorrentina (RS).  Mangers of these estates have always looked for practical ways to support & interact with one-another, the weekly coffee hour at RS being a great example.

Recently, spurred by the use of the active roleplay systems ACS and G&S, we began discussing ways to strengthen our connections.  For background information see:

Managing a Historical RP Economy

Historical RP/Sim : How to get new people and retain existing

Historical RP: Exploring Different Types of Roleplay

On May 11, 2019 a few of us got together to chat about the roleplay systems, ACS used by Antiquity, and G&S used by DC, the Banco Rezzonico  and, to some extent, RS. We are exploring the possibility that these systems can help strengthen our connections and failing that, what other things can we do to increase our interactions.

The transcript from our chat is long and a bit winding so I thought I would start this discussion to record some of the high points, continue on with the conversation and include others that were not present at the time. 

I will do my best to summarize in the next post with the hope that my recollection will be corrected & enhanced by the other participants :)

Tatiana Dokuchic
@tatiana-dokuchic
12 May 2019 06:59:25AM
1,752 posts

Biodynamic Winemaking


Food

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Given my new-found interest in virtual vineyards of the 18th century, I thought that this report about biodynamic winemaking was very interesting.  I love how they're using chickens, sheep, herbal tea etc. in their vineyards.  Not only do I believe that it's great for the planet but it's something I can reflect in my own little virtual space.

See Biodynamic Winemaking

Chickens, moon cycles, herbal tea and a bull’s horn. What might sound like the ingredients in a witch’s brew is the newest trend in winemaking as Bay Area vintners embrace biodynamics as a way to ween off pesticides in favor of natural methods for grape growing.

Tatiana Dokuchic
@tatiana-dokuchic
11 May 2019 10:38:10AM
1,752 posts

Happy Mother's Day Gifts


Art

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I'm delighted to be celebrate Mother's Day by offering these two little gifts of art which I created for The Boudoir Redux.


On the left is a detail of Marie-Christine de Habsbourg-Lorraine (Marie-Antoinette's sister) by Martin van Meytens.  On the right if a detail of "Portrait of a lady" by Théodule-Augustin Ribot.  I'm always fascinated with details stunning portraits which allow you to appreciate the rich fabrics, lace & jewels so it's wonderful to be able to share them with you.


You will find them Inworld May 11th & 12th only.


Enjoy!
Tatiana

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