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Started by jknevitt, December 14, 2004, 11:17:54 PM
Quote from: jknevittYou (the hypothetical you-reading-this-post you) set up a wiki, and state a basic framework of a setting (trad fantasy, tribal, hard sci-fi, modern horror etc.). You set a cut-off date (say, a month) and then you just let people post. Whatever's there in a month is the setting. If you're lucky, you might have rules too.
Quote from: jknevitt1) It could be a god-awful mess, an absolute horror that should never see the light of day2) Something very interesting -- a true group-effort setting.
Quote from: GelasmaOne of the great advantages of a wiki is, that you dont need any other communications tools to manage the concurrent world building. No mailing lists and sending word document back and forth, the wiki is both at the same time: communication medium and documentation medium. It even documents the whole evolution of your development process; and the 'recent changes' page helps staying up to date and reviewing the work of your co-authers.
Quote from: Mike HolmesTo be truthful, the idea for playing Universalis by Wiki came to me when working on a collaborative world design via Wiki. I was dissapointed by the "conflicting views" thing, and that there was no way to resolve this.