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Keeping time

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#1 Chaos

High House Noble

Posted 04 July 2009 - 10:29 PM

In the Continuity thread, Camille, you said that there should probably be a better way of keeping dates in the RP. I completely agree.

I propose that the dates work on "cycles", based around the Ball Rotation. It seems that with the Balls, we have a consistent measure of time. So, under this plan, the Continuity thread would work like this:

Cycle 1
Day One
Day Two
Day Five
Nighttime - Casuana Ball

Cycle 2

Deveaux Ball

And so forth. The deciding factor is how many days we want a "cycle" to be. I think five days is good, because that's a lot of real-time RPing, but it really doesn't make a difference to me.

#2 KChan

Atium Chandelier

Posted 05 July 2009 - 03:32 AM

That's an excellent idea! I don't know if we know exactly how long weeks are on Scadrial, but five days sounds like a perfectly reasonable amount of time for one cycle. Even of Scadrial's weeks are longer, we can assume those days have passed - or add them in, if absolutely necessary - and no one says we have to play out every single day in the cycle anyways, leaving us with a flexible, but understandable schedule.

It's perfect! I'll be implementing it now. Thanks a lot! :D

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#3 Perrin

Member of Lucille Deveaux's Book Club

Posted 05 July 2009 - 02:12 PM

I like this idea. And I know this may have been answered somewhere else, but I'm lazy this morning and don't want to search, but is there a set schedule in our time as to how often balls will occur? Like I know that the Casuana one is coming up, but how long after that will the Deveaux ball be? Two weeks? A month?
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#4 KChan

Atium Chandelier

Posted 05 July 2009 - 03:08 PM

Considering the 5-day length of the Cycles we've adopted, I'd say that there will likely be roughly a week between balls, whether or not those days are actually played out in the RP boards. The actual dates can be adjusted as needed based on the real-life time flow and activity of the boards, but yeah. I'd say a week, give or take a couple days.

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#5 Chaos

High House Noble

Posted 05 July 2009 - 06:05 PM

I'm going to say five days. It's plenty of RP time in between the Balls. Also, in my reread of Mistborn 1, Elend actually says nobles have Balls every day. If we assume that our "cycles" are for Great Houses, then five days seems like a suitable time in between major Balls.

#6 Tal Spektor


Posted 03 August 2013 - 11:00 PM

Um... Was it planned that, four years later, we are still in cycle two?

Edited by Humanomusician, 05 August 2013 - 02:28 PM.

Is an insane A.I.

#7 KChan

Atium Chandelier

Posted 19 August 2013 - 05:19 AM

We move at the pace of our members' lives. When many staff/core members are consistently called away by demanding work/school schedules, priorities in our personal lives, etc., that tends to slow the progress of the plot. It just means that you don't have to worry about falling behind! ;)

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