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Discussion in 'EU Community' started by CPL_Macja, Sep 3, 2012.

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  1. BultarSwan

    BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF star 10

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    Tag to the Ancient Haven group. Of course, I mean specifically myself but you get the point. ;)
     
  2. Falcon

    Falcon Chosen One star 10

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    Men [face_not_talking] Sometimes I think a girl is better off
     
  3. BultarSwan

    BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF star 10

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    I am about to start writing for Shadow Wars and am wondering how all the rest of you keep track of character traits and how and in what way your character has grown personally? Do you write it down somewhere or do you just remember or what?
     
  4. Bardan_Jusik

    Bardan_Jusik Mand'alor - Manager of EUC, SWC and Anthology/BtS star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I have an excel sheet with my character and everyone elses listed. It includes notes on each to keep up with things as they change, including location, current mission/situation, past events and so forth.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. BultarSwan

    BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF star 10

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    Could you pm that to me? :)
     
  6. Skywalker_T-65

    Skywalker_T-65 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    If this were a fanfic I would say I wing it. But I tend to keep track of whats going on better in an RP :p
     
  7. BultarSwan

    BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF star 10

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    I have everything down on both my characters. Otherwise I don't remember it all. I also keep records on things like tasks and the like. But I'm a little short on the game overall right now what with most of my files on my old laptop.
     
  8. Bardan_Jusik

    Bardan_Jusik Mand'alor - Manager of EUC, SWC and Anthology/BtS star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah fanfics I just go with the flow and write. Then again my fanfics tend to be short.

    Can't Swannie, it is fairly in depth and intensive. Plus I would have to sanitize it of information about Taab that hasn't come out yet.

    Out for a bit, time to pick up the kids.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Chewbacca89

    Chewbacca89 Jedi Master star 5

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    The spreadsheet is a good idea. I shud try that as well.
     
  10. BultarSwan

    BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF star 10

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    Awwww :p Fine fine. :p

    I think I had something like that going. Oh well I guess.
     
  11. Tim Battershell

    Tim Battershell Jedi Master star 5

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    I think I'd set up a simple Database. Excel is reasonable, but a proper Database program gives far more flexibility in search capabiities.

    Do you have anything like that on your computer, Swan?
     
  12. BultarSwan

    BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF star 10

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    I only have Excel
     
  13. Skywalker_T-65

    Skywalker_T-65 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  14. Chewbacca89

    Chewbacca89 Jedi Master star 5

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    I'll see if I can find a better database program when I get home
     
  15. Tim Battershell

    Tim Battershell Jedi Master star 5

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    Do you have Works hiding anywhere on there - sometimes it comes bundled with the OS, and it has a simple DB program in it. Have a look in "All Programs" from the START button.
     
  16. BultarSwan

    BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF star 10

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    I do not. That's why I had to find a translator program to change the format from weps to the proper one.
     
  17. Tim Battershell

    Tim Battershell Jedi Master star 5

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    Pity - I once did a massive Timekeeping and Payroll system on Lotus Aopproach (all macro driven 'cause I didn't undersand Lotus Script) then integrated it into a successful replacement for a bespoke DOS Invoicing system. One input working. Served the company I was with for nearly eight years. Approach is easy for an absolute beginner -- Access a great deal less so IMHO.
     
  18. Chewbacca89

    Chewbacca89 Jedi Master star 5

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    I think I have "firebird" on my laptop.
     
  19. Bardan_Jusik

    Bardan_Jusik Mand'alor - Manager of EUC, SWC and Anthology/BtS star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I used Access awhile ago (for a different game, not an RP), but all I have on my PC is excel so that's what I use.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Tim Battershell

    Tim Battershell Jedi Master star 5

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    Not one I've come across, Chewie, is it simple to set up?
     
  21. Chewbacca89

    Chewbacca89 Jedi Master star 5

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    Yea its open source, mainly linux based, but runs on windows too.
     
  22. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress. star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ok, now I get why I dont know whats going on in the RPG....I dont take it this seriously! I have NOTHING saved other than my profile.....that's it. No wonder Addie is silent most the time....
     
  23. CPL_Macja

    CPL_Macja Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Don't fret Addie i don't save anything either

    Sent from a Galaxy far away via R2-N6
     
  24. Mitth_Fisto

    Mitth_Fisto Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I rarely save more, and then just by adding to my character profile what has happened. Except for the game where I am a co-GM, that one I take a lot more notes on.
     
  25. Skywalker_T-65

    Skywalker_T-65 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Neither do I. I keep track of it all in my head. :p

    EDIT: Everyone is a ninja! :p
     
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