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  A Suggestion for Archiving Club Canon
December 23, 2015 2:57:00 PM    View the profile of Skarr 
I know this discussion is a bit premature especially as we haven't quite figured out how to continue, but honestly, I better get it out now before I completely forget about it. But here's my proposal: is there anyway we can get some people (preferably story runners) to keep a timeline or a summary of missions in our canon?

It was a project I tried in Empire's Edge called Previously in the STC and I'd like to think it was a good idea. (I promise this isn't a plug of my own genius, I really think it's a good idea ) This is the wiki page I kept of it. It was just intended to be a short summary of what went on during a story and hopefully give anyone new some info if they wished and even better for story runners to keep track of what came before and maybe remember some old plot arcs.

Hopefully we can get some good discussion/ideas in this thread. No doubt many of you will pat my back then lead me back to the village center to perform my jesterly abilities.
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  RE: A Suggestion for Archiving Club Canon
December 23, 2015 3:01:13 PM    View the profile of Trykon 
The VEN had similar thoughts before the EE.  We did a timeline: http://www.vastempire.com/wiki/Naval_Timeline

But yes, I think keeping a "Bible" of our shared campaign setting is a great idea.  A reference document, for newcomers to get acclimated on what's happened so far, or for story-planners to shape what happens next.
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  RE: A Suggestion for Archiving Club Canon
December 23, 2015 3:09:01 PM    View the profile of Skarr 
That's what I was thinking. I for one, love getting into the lore of things and that was one thing I was really looking forward to with this club. But if I wanted to pick up on those major events, I'd have to pick through the old stories and even through the V1 Comnet. It'd be nice to have a timeline consisting of IC and OOC events. IC being the story, OOC being stuff that doesn't happen in stories. Like for example:

6ABY- Battle of Jakku, The Galactic Concordance is signed (I think that's the right date. Might be wrong. I didn't want to delve too deep into the wiki, trying to avoid TFA spoilers)
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  RE: A Suggestion for Archiving Club Canon
December 23, 2015 11:33:23 PM    View the profile of Talon 
I tried many years ago to dupe a few people into summarizing all of our stories to try to build some sort of timeline. It would be a good thing to at least begin to track as we go.
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  RE: A Suggestion for Archiving Club Canon
December 23, 2015 11:49:33 PM    View the profile of Trykon 
So shall it be!  The VEN's timeline is certainly a good place to start.  We had plans for adding short, 1-2 sentence summaries of each story thread listed on the timeline.  We were ambitious, industrious little nerds, weren't we? 

Can't remember who did most of the legwork on that project.  Drac was involved.  I think maybe Norsedragoon?  Or maybe Gurlanin?  I churned out some lackluster icons for it.  Ah, good times.
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  RE: A Suggestion for Archiving Club Canon
December 24, 2015 2:06:08 AM    View the profile of Drac 
I headed up the Navy's timeline project, and could resume it I suppose. Norse helped me quite a bit. It seems like a pretty good place to start, at least.

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  RE: A Suggestion for Archiving Club Canon
December 24, 2015 8:28:55 AM    View the profile of Havock 
I agree with Tal. Now do we already have a wiki? Do we only have a navy one for navy content? Who is responsible for archiving the SL/FL of the story as we move forward perhaps or should this be a command position (which I'd rather avoid many more command positions for the time being so hopefully not)?
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  RE: A Suggestion for Archiving Club Canon
December 24, 2015 9:49:32 AM    View the profile of Skarr 
My suggestion was that whoever was the main story writer/planner would be in charge or writing the summary for the timeline. So Squad/ron leaders on up. The only thing I do not know is who would come up with and archive the out of story events.
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  RE: A Suggestion for Archiving Club Canon
December 24, 2015 12:30:13 AM    View the profile of Trykon 
Skarr, having the story-runner be in charge of making the associated archive entry makes sense.

As for the events between stories, that would be up to Fury (as Operations Officer) to come up with, or at least to greenlight/rubberstamp.  He could make archive entries himself, or appoint somebody else to do it.
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  RE: A Suggestion for Archiving Club Canon
December 28, 2015 2:42:48 AM    View the profile of Drac 
Edit: I forgot that Trick had posted the link earlier in the thread. Whoops. Doesn't really change the intent of my post, though.
Quote:Now do we already have a wiki? Do we only have a navy one for navy content?

I'm not entirely sure what you meant there, Hav, but here's the Navy's timeline page on the VE wiki: http://www.vastempire.com/wiki/Naval_Timeline

It's more of a list, with no summaries, but they could be added easily enough. Setting up a similar page for STC stories, if there isn't one, wouldn't be difficult. Though I'd lean toward using fewer than the 11 categories the VEN did in our first iteration of the page.

I'd be happy to work with someone on putting something like that together. I'd be willing to do it alone, except that I think I'm probably not familiar enough with the STC's units, historical members, and stories to do so entirely accurately. That, and a project that big done alone would take a long time.

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