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[Sep 2018] - Meetings - Discussion Thread
« on: September 01, 2018, 08:50:21 PM »
Meetings


Evrard d'Espinques of Gallicia, ca. 1475

Yes, this sounds boring. But only because of capitalism and companies, and that's nothing we want in our fantasy, right? ;)

Meetings - think Council of Elrond, Dukes get-together, Macbeth's three witches, a council of war, a conspiracy... just get a group (more than two people) together and make it interesting. Doesn't matter if the fate of the world or two copper coins are at stake.


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Re: [Sep 2018] - Meetings - Discussion Thread
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2018, 09:16:55 PM »
That's very character and dialogue heavy, so very cool. I have a couple ideas, but I'll sleep on it today and hopefully wake up inspired tomorrow!
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Re: [Sep 2018] - Meetings - Discussion Thread
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2018, 02:37:26 AM »

If I can find the time, this would be a perfect theme for Olfred the Officious.

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Re: [Sep 2018] - Meetings - Discussion Thread
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2018, 07:55:49 AM »

If I can find the time, this would be a perfect theme for Olfred the Officious.
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Re: [Sep 2018] - Meetings - Discussion Thread
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2018, 10:45:06 AM »
Got to admit, when I first read the heading I kind of thought, "Oh wow, how can that be interesting?"

But then an idea came, and I like it, so going to run with it  :D
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Re: [Sep 2018] - Meetings - Discussion Thread
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2018, 11:38:52 AM »
FYI, I was thinking of ideas while at work, and this was a very obvious one from the environment ;D
« Last Edit: September 03, 2018, 11:42:13 AM by ScarletBea »
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Re: [Sep 2018] - Meetings - Discussion Thread
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2018, 03:08:58 PM »
Fair enough. I think it'll be cool to see the different approaches on this one. A fantasy take on an office meeting would be very interesting to see  :P
« Last Edit: September 03, 2018, 03:33:47 PM by Jake Baelish »
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Re: [Sep 2018] - Meetings - Discussion Thread
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2018, 03:14:20 PM »
A fantasy a take on an office meeting would be very interesting to see  :P
@Rukaio_Alter, does this appeal to you? ;D
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Re: [Sep 2018] - Meetings - Discussion Thread
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2018, 01:10:42 PM »
I’ve got a first idea, but first often doesn’t get written.
Hoping I can start writing today.
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Re: [Sep 2018] - Meetings - Discussion Thread
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2018, 08:20:27 AM »
1 week to go and there are only 2 stories!!! :o

Come on guys and gals, where is your imagination?
Pretty please?
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Re: [Sep 2018] - Meetings - Discussion Thread
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2018, 11:13:44 AM »
1 week to go and there are only 2 stories!!! :o

Come on guys and gals, where is your imagination?
Pretty please?

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Re: [Sep 2018] - Meetings - Discussion Thread
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2018, 05:32:29 PM »
I've had a hectic few weeks work-wise and I'm still on a first draft.  I plan to get it up by the end of the month though but it may be another one that is somewhat rougher around the edges than I'd like. 

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Re: [Sep 2018] - Meetings - Discussion Thread
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2018, 07:25:20 PM »
I'm not gonna make it this month ( and prolly not next month either) I'm super slammed until late October

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Re: [Sep 2018] - Meetings - Discussion Thread
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2018, 11:09:23 PM »
One more incoming. I completed a draft today and hoping to have time to polish it up tomorrow.
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Re: [Sep 2018] - Meetings - Discussion Thread
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2018, 12:47:34 AM »
Will try to form up my story from my bits and pieces tomorrow, but no promises. Obviously one day isn't a lot to do a whole draft. But I'll try.
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