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Offline VekseidTopic starter

Re: Setting List Suggestions
« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2009, 07:56:02 PM »
I've switched to a year and location base for Earth. Could possibly still use some refinement.

Offline Haibane

Re: Setting List Suggestions
« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2009, 08:44:43 PM »
This is much more intuitive. I like it. Is it practical though, to place those settings defined by a time window in chronological order? It seems rather strange to have the time window definitions and then have them placed out of sequence.

If your coding, Veks, requires alphabetical order however and it's a lot of work to change that, I will quite understand.

Offline VekseidTopic starter

Re: Setting List Suggestions
« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2009, 08:50:43 PM »
I can cheat. >_>

This ultimately is a bit quick and dirty. Something more refined should be, in general, more refined >_>

Offline Haibane

Re: Setting List Suggestions
« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2009, 08:53:13 PM »
Refining takes time - and effort - and money. I do understand.

Offline rick957

Re: Setting List Suggestions
« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2009, 11:29:33 PM »
The year and location subcategories take care of my concerns completely; it makes the ones I use jump right out. Nice solution. :-)

Offline Chat Noir

Re: Setting List Suggestions
« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2009, 03:37:55 PM »
Harry Potter and the Buffyverse would be great to add.

Offline VekseidTopic starter

Re: Setting List Suggestions
« Reply #31 on: August 26, 2009, 03:47:12 PM »
Harry Potter and the Buffyverse would be great to add.

Added : )

Offline Saku

Re: Setting List Suggestions
« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2009, 09:23:48 AM »
I still prefer 'Contemporary'. It doesn't move or change, in our context it would means games set 'now', whenever 'now' is. Even if 'now' is twenty years hence if we're all still here, 'contemporary' would still apply just the same.

Yeah Contemporary sounds best. :)

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Re: Setting List Suggestions
« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2009, 08:19:16 PM »

     Among the D&D settings, perhaps include Ravenloft?  (Though I'm not sure just how popular it is.)

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Re: Setting List Suggestions
« Reply #34 on: September 01, 2009, 08:27:04 PM »
     
     Could we perhaps dispense with the repeated labels of "Earth"?  I imagine it would be less common for other settings to use those same chronological periods, anyway. 

     At least in the little box presently available for a profile list, all the "Earth" references become a little ungainly if you have more than one.


Offline VekseidTopic starter

Re: Setting List Suggestions
« Reply #35 on: September 01, 2009, 08:46:10 PM »
I may just replace the time periods with modern-historical-ancient (or some dated equivalent) and combine a few of the regions (Europe, East Asia, everywhere else...)

Ultimately this is going to be a bit bare bones. I've mentioned that I want to redo Elliquiy completely - I want to make this usable now, a more advanced version can come in the new iteration.