Where are people getting web hosting these days? We might need to move, given our provider shifted us to a cpanel system that won't give us proper access to Let's Encrypt.

We're currently with Tsohost, paying about 8.50 (GBP) per month, and we could do without much of an increase on that given we're solely donation-funded (and we do not have many regular donations coming in).

Thoughts welcome!

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I've started working on a zine style reprint of this 1910 "field guide" called "Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods,: With a Few Desert and Mountain Beasts"

I took one of the interior illustrations and mocked up what a new cover would look like. I'm going to try it in black and white today, but I might do a color cover too.

Ah yes, the three really important races of Tolkienesque fantasy:

Did you hear about how hard it is to get published in the Journal of French Masculine Nomenclature?

They have a very robust Pierre Review process.

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I wrote a thing! Here's a travelogue piece on my recent trip to #Venice and my feelings about the city:

exilian.co.uk/forum/index.php?

Boosts, and thoughts about the piece, both very welcome :)

#travel #writing #history #travelogue

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Thinking about artistic "style" today, especially in the context of procedural narrative design. I'm working with two other very talented technical narrative designers on a project and it's fascinating how different each of us is in terms of default "style". Developing house style around where to delineate content units, when to abstract out like concepts and when not to, etc is very cool to see. It's basically code style, but for rule-driven narrative. Fascinating!

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Come say hi at our @stunfest stand in Rennes, France, we will be there for three days!

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This evening it's our monthly virtual meetup, which we have on jitsi - it'll be starting in 10 mins and going on for about 4 hours or so, you can drop in any time and if you'd like the link to join please just shout.

You can drop in any time during the meetup, it's very relaxed, just a time to have a drink and hear some friendly voices nattering about creativity, geekery, and the world :)

(Boosts welcome, the more the merrier and all that.)

To give more format details, these meetups are monthly video calls (no compulsion to be on video, some people keep cameras off or just hang out solely in the chat, whatever you're comfier with) - it's a little gathering of game devs, writers, TTRPG masters, academics, and other folks putting various real and fictional worlds to rights.

We're always happy to have new faces stop by anytime during the meet - please do let us know if you'd like the link :)

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This evening it's our monthly virtual meetup, which we have on jitsi - it'll be starting in 10 mins and going on for about 4 hours or so, you can drop in any time and if you'd like the link to join please just shout.

You can drop in any time during the meetup, it's very relaxed, just a time to have a drink and hear some friendly voices nattering about creativity, geekery, and the world :)

(Boosts welcome, the more the merrier and all that.)

Oh gosh, we've had a good number new people follow in the last day or so - hello, welcome to seeing our toots, and we hope to bring you more creative geekery and such excellences in the near future :)

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Exilian is a democratically-run online community for creative projects in variety of fields, self-described as "creative geekery", based around a forum and website. You can follow at:

➡️ @ExilianOfficial

The website (including forum) is at exilian.co.uk

Projects include video game and tabletop game development, RPGs, mod and map creation, artwork, writing, crafts and more.

#Exilian #GameDev #Gaming #TabletopGames #RPGs #RPG #Mods #BoardGames #Communities #Community #Fantasy

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Been thinking about tensions between "experiential" and "freeing" representation in games: when do you try and make a game that says "people don't have the limitations real societies oppress them with" versus "this mirrors reality precisely so we can talk about those oppressions in this story"?

The latter can be got wrong easily & normalise oppressions in fantasy, but the former risks being hollow/not resonating with people's real reactions and cultures.

#gamedev #creativetoots #writing

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please share:

so on Twitter someone complained about missing queerness / queer compatibility in games and in the following thread the typical "I have great ideas but can't code" evolved. Well I can code this time I have a good feeling, so

is anyone here willing to commit some time and errort into a queer-friendly game? we can use all kinds of resources.
If a handful of people are willing to commit, I will make this an actual project with serious planning.

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Our latest newsletter, Updates from the Forge Issue 45 for Spring 2022, is now out! Our updates include new levels for the tournament-sim game Tourney, an RPG about life in the medieval fens, writings on the imps and illriggers of D&D, new free music for creative projects, and new videos from our events on everything from medievalism in games to archaeology in the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

Take a look - boosts appreciated!

exilian.co.uk/forum/index.php?

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This evening's game dev was adding a little icon to the "To the Castle" button in cities, to visually indicate when there's a feast event going on (which changes how the player can interact with the button so it's a useful thing to have).

My feeling is that I quite like the icon, but I'm not sure if the positioning works or if I need to maybe shrink it a bit to make it more in line with text? Thoughts welcome.

#gamedev #history #mastoart #creativetoots

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We need some Wayland users to test a patch to improve OpenGL support. If you have some time and know how to compile get in touch with us on -dev@irc.quakenet.org or apply the patch directly from code.wildfiregames.com/D4642

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"Hold, stop, I yield," the knight called.
The dragon halted. "On your honour?"
"On my honour. Spare me, and I am yours to command."
"Good. You will help me rear a child."
"What?"
"A human child I found."
"But... I am knight!"
"And I am a dragon."
The knight bowed. "As you will."

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