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Gamerprinter
02-16-2009, 05:46 PM
Really as a placeholder for my start up content...

The Empire of Kaidan consists of an island group east of the continent where Ansium is located, it is part of a larger island chain formed by a volcanic "hot spot" on the ocean floor, located below the furthest west island of this chain, west of the region of Kaidan.

A race of barbarian humans still inhabit the island, though have been forced to live on the fringes away from the dominant culture of Asahi who arrived here a millenia ago. Periodic acts of genocide are imposed on the barbarians from time to time.

The Empire of Kaidan is based on early feudal Japan, in its history, culture, technology, religion, folklore and government system. At this time the emperor is more of a figurehead, while true government is maintained by the court ministry and the Shogun. The Shogunate government is called the Fukuhara Bakufu (tent government) or the Taira Shogunate.

At the current time, most of the Imperial Court is undead, including the Child-Emperor, Antoku, the Shogun (Death Knight), all the chief ministers, and many of the court bureaucrats, servants and the Shogun's chief generals. The bulk of the government at both imperial and provincial levels are living humans, the Asahi people. I haven't decided if there are any non-human races here.

Although this is posted at the end of my Genpei War Challenge Map, here is an illustration of Shogun Taira no Kiyomori, the Death Knight protector and regent of the emperor of Kaidan (the true lord of Kaidan). Enjoy!

GP

PS: as this is supposed to be for any game system, my creations will not reflect intentional similarities to Oriental Adventures, nor Legend of the Five Rings: Rokugan, rather fantasy ideas from Japanese folklore.

Redrobes
02-16-2009, 07:05 PM
I modded the CWBP script to add region 2 to the list so this is on that now too.

Gamerprinter
02-17-2009, 08:21 PM
I've also started a thread in the forums of our friends in the Campaign Builders Guild and some interesting discussion has come about.

Religion and the Caste System:

Most gaming systems for Japanese settings, including L5R and Oriental Adventures feature the mythology of the Shinto system, as it is polythiestic with its own heroes and monsters - good tropes to work with in a fantasy environment.

However, I am going to emphasize Buddhism and its Wheel of Life construct in defining both religion and the caste system in the Empire of Asahi. Rather than calling it Buddhism (because it is a respected active religion) I am currently calling it "Zao", a kind of conjunction of "Zen" and "Tao".

Under the Wheel of Life construct, your thoughts and actions in this life will determine where you will reincarnate in the next life. The six realms of the Wheel of Life include: heaven, asuras (realm of jealousy), human realm (here and now), animal realm, the hungry ghost realm, and Hell. Each of these realms are defined by certain sins or character flaws that take you there in death.

The true goal of Buddhism is to break from this construct and seek salvation through the dispostion of the sins, needs, desires and instincts of life and achieving a state of perfection, the absence of materialism, or Nirvana.

Rather than being different planes of existence (as in the Buddhist philosophy) the social caste system of Asahi: emperor/nobility, samurai, farmers/priests, merchants, and the bottom or untouchable caste are each defined by one of the realms of the Wheel of Life. Thus the construct is the empire, and all realms of the construct exist in Asahi, in the form of the caste system.

Heaven, the realm of pride, complacency and intoxication is the noble caste, thus those who have the precepts of pride, complacency and intoxication in this life will grant you into the Noble Caste in your next life. The Imperial Court and the Provincial Daimyos (ruling clans) are both the nobility caste and the heaven realm. Note most of the nobility of Asahi are undead, its not the Heaven you're thinking of...

Asuras, the realm of jealousy, resentment and ambition, characterized by endless strife and war to achieve success. This is the samurai caste, from the Shogun to the lowest retainer serving a lord.

The Human realm characterized by desire, freedom of choice and dissatisfaction comprises the bulk of Asahi society - the farmers, fishers and artisans and the priests caste.

The Hungry Ghost realm is defined by greed, insatiable cravings and addictions exists as the Merchant Caste, which also includes entertainers, yakuza and prostitutes.

The two other realms of the Wheel of Life, fall outside normal Asahi society, but still within the island empire.

The Animal realm characterized by ignorance and domination of instinctual needs (sex, food, territory...) are barbarians and Animals of the wilderness. The animal barbarians of Asahi are shape-changers, called the Hengeyokai. They actually have the largest territories not controlled by the emperor, but are not a cohesive territory, rather any extensive tracts of wilderness throughout the empire - mountain ranges, woodland tracts, inaccessable coasts, etc.

Edit: the untouchables or bottom caste are very much considered non-human by the upper classes so they technically fall under the Animal realm.

The last realm of the Wheel of Life is Hell, defined by rage, torment and despair, this is the Underworld, the realms of the Oni or demon people. This is the only metaphysical, other planar existence in the religion of Zao and life in Asahi. Theologians could consider it the Ethereal Plane, as it coexists with Asahi, but just slight out of sync breachable only through dark sorcery.

This means that each realm is not a separate province or defined geographic region, (except for two) but rather coexists throughout the land defined in your social placement. Which also means, you're not a peasant farmer because of your parentage, but because of things you did in your previous life. The Empire of Asahi is Heaven, Hell and the material world in one.

Final note, the goal of Buddhism is achieving Nirvana. However, this means breaking away from the Wheel of Life Construct, leaving material things behind. This is counter to the existence of the Asahi Empire, which is the construct put into reality. While priests are tolerated as healers, teachers, raisers of orphans, caretakers for the poor, and calmers for the masses. Those priests who follow the true path to Nirvana and guide those to finding that path are enemies of the state - identified, sought and executed by Imperial decree, enforced by the Shogunate.

"Nirvana is something that should be kept in a box and hidden away, for it is the pin pulled that will end the construct of Asahi." spoken by the Taira no Kiyomori to the imperial court on its founding day, 1000 years ago.

Thoughts?

Is this too weird, or outside setting of Ansium as far as religion goes?

I intend to keep this phenomenon local to the Islands of Asahi exclusively, and not spread across the world and not worry a spellsinger of Thrubmorton Fen.

GP

PS: sorry for extra long post, I wanted to get my thoughts out there cohesively and explained.

Steel General
02-17-2009, 08:26 PM
Interesting take on things GP. I don't think it's to weird, after all Ansium has a bunch of paranoid and largely childish egomaniacs as its pantheon.

Gamerprinter
02-18-2009, 10:26 PM
In order to better develop my Empire of Asahi, I need outside discussions to give me ideas and direction. Right after starting my first Wiki post and this thread, I started a thread at the Campaign Builders Guild. Also, on a whim, yesterday, I started a thread on the Iron Crown Enterprises forum (I also posted a thread on the Gleemax forums, but I'm getting no real response from there, which doesn't surprise me.)

Lots of philosophical discussion concerning Buddhism, Tao and Shinto beliefs are on both the ICE and CBG forums, some very interesting discussion. They seem to know more about Buddhism and Shintoism than I am familiar with and its proving very helpful in the development of this world.

Strange directions seem to be coming from the ICE forum though. Initially my goal was to build a playable and believeable Japan-like setting for the CWBG, which is still core to my actual goals. However, whether through ambiguity in my posts or misinterpretation of them, some of the ICE responses seem to be looking at the Empire of Asahi as more than just a campaign setting, but rather an entirely new gaming system, not unlike AEG's L5R and others.

Though its not my planned direction, I am not counter to the idea. Still I am more of DM building a homebrew and mapping it at the same time, versus trying to develop my own gaming system. I am not yet convinced of going that direction, but who knows third party discussion is bringing nuance where I initially didn't see such myself.

Here are links to those forum discussions...
ICE Forums (http://www.ironcrown.com/ICEforums/index.php?topic=8175.new#new)

the CBG Forums (http://www.thecbg.org/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?63829.last)

Cool ideas! We'll see where this goes.

GP

PS: once I get something more concrete in my decision regarding religion, etc. I will post more stuff on the Wiki.

Ascension
02-18-2009, 10:43 PM
Another domino falls as the GP world-domination machine rolls along :) Great news, bro...especially if they decide to pick it up and run with it and give you full credit and input.

Torq
02-19-2009, 06:46 AM
I reckon let the river take you where it will. The Ice Forum input seems really helpful and informative for purposes of sparking your already fecund imagination. By the way I love the concept of Samurai serving undead lords. Too many ghoulish possibilities.

Torq

Steel General
02-19-2009, 07:59 AM
@GP - have you ever read "Lord of Light" by Roger Zelazny? There are some interesting interpretations of Buddhism in there (as well as other religions). It might be worthwhile for you to at least check it out. It's a reasonably quick read...and one of my favorite books. :D

Gamerprinter
02-20-2009, 03:06 AM
SG, I've got a friend who has a huge library of Sci-Fi, and plenty of Zelazny. I'll see if he's got a copy this weekend when I see him, otherwise I'll do a search online.

On an aside, my mom gets Japanese videos in the mail, and I've checked to see if I could obtain/watch Sonny Chiba's Kage no Gundan TV series in the 80's. From Turgenev's post on RPMiller's Sengoku thread...
http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=3907&page=4

Maybe I can get some ideas there too!

GP

PS: I've almost worked out all the bugs on my setting to start posting on the Wiki again, the ICE forum discussion is emmensely helpful.

Gamerprinter
02-21-2009, 03:36 AM
This is the last long post before I post this to the Wiki on Sunday. I need some C & C guys!

The Empire of Asahi, so far:

1. Zao, which is based on Buddhist ideas, but instead of elimination of all material things good and evil, so one is cleansed through meditation and attaining enlightenment, hence Nirvana. I am instilling the western good vs. evil ethic. Where the Asahi and the Wheel of Life construct, which the Imperium wants to maintain, control and dominate represent the primary "evil" overlords in the setting. The idea of Nirvana is both hidden and considered heresy by the state. The Court is an anti-buddha regime.

2. Heretics discover the truth of Nirvana, secretly follow the path to enlightenment. Those who attain it and return become powerful mage/priests known as Boddhisatva or the "enlightened ones" represent the force of good in Asahi. Underground shrines are established in many provinces away from the capital at Fukuhara-kyo. By following the path to enlightenment those of any caste (the realms of the Wheel of Life) can escape the Wheel, and reach Nirvana, which defies the wheel, the imperium and takes power away - the imperium is losing its permanent citizens of the cycle.

3. Because the Noble House, Minamoto was the primary opposing force to the real life Taira clan, now in exile in Asahi, senior members of Minamoto clan become the leading Boddhisatva and have come to Asahi to renew hostilities with the Taira and work to limit or eliminate the power of the throne. The Minamoto clan become one of the noble houses of Asahi, though technically outside the wheel, they hold the position of the Heaven Realm, as not all members of the house are enlightened. (Though they have a much greater chance of achieving Nirvana, due to the senior members/Boddhisatva of the clan.)

4. Because the emperor, shogun and senior members of the court are undead, as well as loyal Daimyo (provincial clan leaders), they are technically outside the construct of the Wheel itself - this is how they maintain the status quo and dominate (permanently) those doomed to roam the eternal cycle of the wheel.

5. Those who rise in the Wheel of Life and reincarnate into the Heaven Realm/noble houses (not including the Minamoto House) are allowed to grow to adulthood. A special branch of the ministry watch them throughout their early lives and perform tests of their loyalty to the throne. If satisfactory to the Imperial mold, they are allowed to continue as nobility. The "best" of them are transformed to undead status, by the Court Necromancers to join the powers in control of Asahi. Should they fail, or otherwise be determined to not profess the ideals of the Court, they are killed and sent back into the Wheel.

6. There is always the random chance that those reincarnated to the Heaven Realm will be born into Clan Minamoto, or one of the lesser "pro Boddhisatva" clans who support them are given a greater chance to join the forces of good. Whether through unwillingness, character flaws or other distractions a member of these good houses they aren't killed but watched, and allowed to perform their duties. If, however, a house member proves to be dangerous, they will be unofficially exiled - sent to hold one of the outer holdings, where the unclean cannot upset the plans of the pro Minamoto.

7. Note, outwardly clan Minamoto serves as a "loyal" provincial house of the Empire. Afterall, in order to best succeed, the Boddhisatva agenda must be kept hidden from public view, to avoid military interdiction by the Imperium. They excuse themselves from acts of vile deeds, but do help the empire in case of heresies darker than the empire itself, invasion by outside nations, and other participation where Imperial goals at least temporarily are for protection of the nation and the populous. The Minamoto also pay taxes, grow rice for the imperial good, etc.

8. Part of the "Minamoto Heresy" is the introduction of the Pure Land, a mitigating place between the Wheel and Nirvana, where those who seek the path to enlightenment, can consign to specific matras before death and allowed entry into the Pure Land. This is on a different plane of existence, outside the control of the Wheel of Life, with Boddhisatva waiting to help guide newcomers to finding the path to enlightenment. Pure Land Buddhism (which this idea is based) is a messianic branch of Buddhism, more akin to western thought, so more easily grasped by readers of the game setting.

9. Suicide is considered taboo, perhaps a downtrodden laborer desires a better life and knows with death they have a chance to escape their current caste to something better. This is not the case as suicide by personal choice is considered wrong.

9a. Ritual suicide (seppuku) performed by the samurai, is outside this taboo, because the true task of samurai (and the word's very meaning) is "to serve". Hara kiri (the common venacular for the rite) is done in service to one's lord, it is not by personal choice thus not taboo.

9b. Those who choose to kill themselves through personal choice, are in effect, so filled with insatiable cravings for a better life, they are condemning themselves to the Hungry Ghost realm and reincarnate as merchants, entertainers, thieves or prostitutes. Suicide by choice will not allow you to move up the wheel of life, unless you're an Oni Demon of the Hell realm, though suicide by Oni is extrememly unlikely, they are demons afterall.

9c. If you are committing suicide due to despair, you are condemning yourself to the Oni Hell realm - the worst realm of all.

10. Good and Evil actions by player characters grant positive or negative points of "Kharma" (no matter which game system is used, this is one of the unique attributes necessary for playing in the Asahi system, as it is a mechanism of the Wheel of Life.) Good Kharma gives a PC the chance to upgrade to a higher realm in the Wheel, while Bad Kharma sends you down.

10a. The level of Kharma provides positive or negative "saves" against magical attacks.

10b. Spellcasters require a minimum amount of Kharma to access spells (bad Kharma is necessary to access dark sorcery spells). High amounts of good/bad Kharma allow spellcasters additional spell access and greater powers.

11. Honor, another attribute necessary for Asahi primarily affects interactions with members of castes above you, as normally higher castes have distate for those below them. It is an enhancement of charisma.

12. There are more plot devices than just the war between the Wheel's Heaven realm and Nirvana - which is the ongoing war between the Taira Imperialists and the Minamoto heresy.

a. Heretics encourage rebellions among the peasants of the Human/Farmer caste, sometimes against the Empire, sometimes against the Boddhisatva, sometimes both, perhaps as a desire to end the immortal war between good and evil, to bring about a final peace. Provinces cede from the empire, opposing temples are burned and other types of social unrest occur.

b. Asahi Pirates prey on any merchant ships in the waters they travel. This means outside nations may make war or invade Asahi in an attempt to punish the Empire, or the pirate centers on the isles and inaccessable coastlines of Asahi where they dwell. I think Ansium might be introduced to the empire through this means...

c. Outsider nations may attempt to invade the Empire to expand their own territories, something like Kublai Khan's invasion attempts on feudal Japan.

d. Imperial desire for more resources may start wars with the animal barbarian Hengeyokai, or other non-human races of Asahi for human vs. non-human hostilities.

e. Undead vs. undead or clan vs. clan wars erupt when disagreements occur that do not affect the status quo, or damage the imperium causing small civil wars from time to time.

f. Dark sorcery from non-imperial factions causes widespread sterility within a given caste, stopping the mechanism of the Wheel and affecting all castes require identification of the source and magical rejuvenation of the fertility once again - this would be at threat to both the Imperium and the Boddhisatva, one of those rare cases that they work together.

g. Outside nations desire or impose trade with the empire, making an otherwise closed society, open up and deal with international problems.

13. Plus all the standard Japanese tropes - political intrigue, ninja assasination/spying, "wire-fu" monks, etc.

14. At this time, I am not utilizing the Shinto faith in this setting. The Buddhist faith includes nature spirits, good and damaging spirits that intercede with Asahi PCs much as the kami might in a Shinto based setting.

15. Even though Ronin (masterless samurai) are normally weakened in most feudal Japan settings, because most noble house daimyo are undead, the institution of ronin occurs more frequently. This means a larger number of weapons skilled freeman exist in Asahi and there are more opportunities for hack and slash games, and adventuring opportunities, games in the empire aren't one big political game like L5R and more gaming options become available.

What do you think?

Again, sorry for the loooong post - I just tend to be thorough! :P

GP

industrygothica
02-25-2009, 08:10 PM
Just a thought, but you might want to consider categorizing your pages for easier reference. Just add a:

[[Category: Empire of Asahi]] that the bottom of each page you make for the region. If you want multiple categories, just put each new one on a new line.

If you do that, anyone wanting information about the Empire of Asahi can simply click on the category link, and have immediate access to every page with information.


-IG

Gamerprinter
02-26-2009, 03:15 AM
Thanks for the tip, IG. I created a couple duplicate pages, that need to be deleted though. I couldn't figure out to create the link first then click to start the linked page until the third try! :P

I'll add the extra line with each page, though.

I'll be adding soon, more details, I've got lots of content coming soon! Some cool ideas too. I'm really getting into this assignment.

GP

PS: though I'm creating many of the main characters for my setting, illustration wise, however if Kimmo wanted to fill in some of the blanks, and he understands my setting, he can come up with ideas of his own as he does with his other illustrations.

industrygothica
02-26-2009, 07:50 AM
Thanks for the tip, IG. I created a couple duplicate pages, that need to be deleted though. I couldn't figure out to create the link first then click to start the linked page until the third try! :P

I'll add the extra line with each page, though.

I'll be adding soon, more details, I've got lots of content coming soon! Some cool ideas too. I'm really getting into this assignment.

GP

PS: though I'm creating many of the main characters for my setting, illustration wise, however if Kimmo wanted to fill in some of the blanks, and he understands my setting, he can come up with ideas of his own as he does with his other illustrations.

Alas, I'm not a CL, so I can't delete pages. You'll have to get one of them to do that.

Haven't seen anything from 12rounds in a while, actually. Hope all is well there.


-IG

Gamerprinter
02-26-2009, 11:43 AM
I saw 12 Rounds PMing last night - so he's still around, but don't know his status.

GP

Gamerprinter
02-27-2009, 12:29 AM
No map yet, I plan to get to that soon - and plans for lots of mapping to do!

Right now I'm still building the setting in the Wiki, though I seem to be creating more non-existent links than content. I am seeing there will be pages of information dedicated to each link which of the ones created are only a few paragraphs long. The basics for the Zao religion is in place - though it will be expanding eventually as well.

Even though this setting is supposed to be game system agnostic, certain requirements of magic and spell-use, monsters, non-human races and special effects may limit some gaming systems as this is generally a high magic setting with a very dark twist. I will be building a specific game system to work with this setting, though I will probably not directly post that here (I may link a PDF...)

After I create the greater regional map, I may divide it into "Ansium grid" sized squares as regional maps. My next plan is to create provincial and city maps as needed for an adventure start. However, I plan to create a separate regional map for each of the tentatively 96 provinces. Plus I need to map five to nine wilderness regional tracts.

My first planned city map will be (tentatively) Gajinoshima "Outsider's Island/Port" which will represent the only port facility allowing non-Asahi shipping to anchor for trade and relations, as most of Asahi are closed borders.

Some day (ahem), I'll need to create Fukuhara-kyo the Imperial Capital which I'm guessing to have more than 1.2 million people - meh.

Of course I will be creating encounter scale maps of many locations eventually as well.

I've put a lot on my plate.

Here's a direct link to the startup page in the CWBP Wiki:
http://cwbp.cartographersguild.com/index.php?title=Empire_of_Asahi#Adventuring_in_Asa hi:

Check it out, C&C welcome - changes can easily be made!

GP

Gamerprinter
03-07-2009, 01:28 AM
Uh-oh, it looks like I'm going to do a name change here. Something funny happened on my way from another forum. I was talking about my Empire of Asahi, and someone brought a point to my attention...

Firstly, I chose Asahi, as it means "Rising Sun", which of course is the nickname of Japan, and since it lies east of Ansium, where the sun rises, it seemed appropriate.

However, Asahi is used for a number of products and publications in Japan, but the one most know by Americans is Asahi Beer - Japans premier domestic/export beer. The name association might make my Empire seem less sinister!

So I'm going for a name change on the Empire. I am now calling it Kaidan, which is far more appropriate. Kaidan is an archaeic Japanese term not used in current venacular, inferring ancient connections. Kaidan means "ghost or horror story".

Basically, I'm asking a CL to clean up my mess. I'm going to make changes to all my Wiki posts renamed to Kaidan, which means the new pages will exist but so will the Asahi pages, which will need to be removed. Plus the link on the World View will require renaming (and RedRobes script...) - ah sorry guys, but I think its for the best. :(

EDIT: its turning out more difficult to fix than I thought. I guess a CL is going have to create a duplicate location name "Kaidan", so I can copy all the existing posts and move them into new pages and new category, before I destroy any more links to pages, by changing names.

GP

Ascension
03-07-2009, 08:17 AM
I was going to ask you about this later today since I've been watching the World Baseball Classic. The early round games in the Asian pool are being played in Tokyo and I saw some banner ads around the stadium for something called Asahi and was wondering what that was. Now I know...can't have baseball without some beer. I wonder how hot dog translates. Anyways, good call on the name change.

Gamerprinter
03-09-2009, 02:46 AM
In lieu of having the Wiki adjusted to make my setting name change and in collussion with the process, I decided to create an independant website (buried on gamer-printshop.com) to develop my own "Wiki" of setting information. I will work on both, once the things are setup.

In the meantime, if you want to check out the site's status - you can have a look at it!

Kaidan website (http://www.gamer-printshop.com/kaidan/kaidan.html)

GP

Steel General
03-09-2009, 07:10 AM
Thread name changed per request.

Steel General
03-10-2009, 02:08 PM
GP - I stumbled across this image that I created several years ago when I was doing some clean-up on my secondary PC at work. I thought it might fit in well with your new setting.

Feel free to use it if you like (if not no biggie), just give me credit for its creation if you do.

IIRC it was created in Web3D or 3DFX (I have both).

Gamerprinter
03-10-2009, 03:10 PM
Cool, SG, it looks like a Ghost Warrior, one of the fallen of the Genpei War, listed on my Yurei (Japanese Ghost Page in the Wiki).

Actually though you may not realize it, the helmet worn by your skeleton is my 3D model, that I created and used to use as my avatar. I have it posted on TurboSquid and it used to be available as a free download 3D model from a couple other 3D sites, where I posted it (3Dcafe was one). You know this is the first time I've seen that model used by someone else. I can tell its mine, by the mustache on the mask, the two round objects on the side shields of the helm, the shape of the "horns" at the top front of the helmet, and the fat rope and knots I used to hold it on. I think that's very cool!

Also at Turbo Squid site, I have the rest of the armor for that Kabuto helmet, called a Haramakido which is basically a hauberk, with shoulder guards, and hip guards. I created those about 10 years ago.

That katana sword might be my design as well, but I can't tell for sure.

Since I have aspirations of publication for this project, I found me an excellent artist, with ultra cheap prices while trying to build experience working with independant publishers. If I purchase any of his art, I will post it here!

GP

Ascension
03-10-2009, 04:52 PM
Undead samurai = coolness, way to go SG. Turbo Squid and 3D Cafe are two sites I haven't been to since I found this place but it's cool that you have stuff there, GP. Maybe I should go back and get some of those medieval houses and castles that I've always wanted.

Gamerprinter
03-12-2009, 12:18 PM
OK, as far as map goes, I'm struggling to create a satisfactory styled hand-drawn set of mountains, as this island is 1800 miles wide, the land forms need to properly proportioned for that size. But should have something before too long.

I've added several Creatures of the (CWBP) on the world view page, actually several are categories of creatures like Yokai (shape changers) and Yurei (undead).

I've created about 18 pages in the Empire of Kaidan category, including a start-up Players Guide to Kaidan. I've developed the magic systems, still needs work though.

GP

industrygothica
03-12-2009, 06:34 PM
Did you know that your Zao page still has the Asahi tag instead of the Kaidan category? I would've changed it for you, but I wanted to make sure you didn't leave it like that for a reason.


-IG

Gamerprinter
03-12-2009, 09:12 PM
Did you know that your Zao page still has the Asahi tag instead of the Kaidan category? I would've changed it for you, but I wanted to make sure you didn't leave it like that for a reason.

-IG

Whoops, I thought I got them all. If you see the word "Asahi" anywhere, change it, its supposed to "Kaidan". I think I may have a few instances of Asahi in the middle of some long paragraphs somewhere, change them if you find them. I completely missed Zao, though, that was a biggie!

That makes it 19 pages so far! I see a several hundred pages as being closer at completion.

Good catch, IG!

GP

industrygothica
03-12-2009, 11:10 PM
Another tip - I know (or think, anyway) you've got some pages that need to be removed, that were made prior to the name change. It might be easiest if you were to go back and empty the contents of those pages, and assign a new category "Marked for Deletion" or something of the like. That way, whenever a SysOp is so inclined, he can take care of that without risking deleting something that was meant to be.

Just a thought.

Also, I've noticed some things here and there that probably ought to contain links to your other pages and such. Unless you have any objections, I'll link 'em as I see 'em, if you want.


-IG

Gamerprinter
03-13-2009, 12:48 AM
Another tip - I know (or think, anyway) you've got some pages that need to be removed, that were made prior to the name change. It might be easiest if you were to go back and empty the contents of those pages, and assign a new category "Marked for Deletion" or something of the like. That way, whenever a SysOp is so inclined, he can take care of that without risking deleting something that was meant to be.

Just a thought.

Also, I've noticed some things here and there that probably ought to contain links to your other pages and such. Unless you have any objections, I'll link 'em as I see 'em, if you want.


-IG

Please do! I admit I'm taking the role of director of Kaidan's development, however, I'd consider you chief editor of the CWBP, unless someone else has that role. So link away. If you notice more "Kaiden"s instead of Kaidan, do as you see fit. If its a question of definition of terms or content, ask me about it first, but I remit to your good sense!

GP

PS: I'll go empty those pages and post as "marked for deletion" right now.