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  1. Make it possible to have "guest star" characters.

    Hi! So, I think that it would be a good idea for stories to have "guest star" characters that would be played by a user for a single scene. This would allow a lot more potential for depth and detail for characters that are only present for a single scene, which would be good for the narrator, players, story, and everyone on Storium.

    This quote is from me on the #storium-chat on Slack on December 29, 2018:

    "I think a good random example would be; I have a game, Game X, and I want a potential character in my game,…

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  2. More interaction from the Storium creators and More capability to join the community!

    Basically, I was hoping for more interaction from the Storium creators signalling that they are still alive and they are acknowledging the players. When you first join the sight, the lack of announcements and signals that the site is live causes you to initially stumble around aimlessly. Only if you're lucky enough to come across the right people, the 'world' per se, becomes open to you. Otherwise, tough luck. I was very lucky and stumbled upon the thriving community in one of my first games and have since jumped upon the bandwagon, though I worry for those who are unlucky…

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    Thank you for the direct and constructive feedback. We are definitely here and working hard. We know we need to do a better job of being visible, and will try to do so!

    A lot of our work lately has been focused on StoriumEdu, a new verison of Storium that is designed for educational use (to help build students’ skills and motivation as writers). Our goal with StoriumEdu is to reach more people, have a bigger impact, and (last but not least) establish a sustainable business which in turn enables us to hire more folks to help with Storium.com!

    If you’re up for it, could you elaborate on what you mean when you say you’d like “a function to help bring new players to the somewhat hidden community”? Thanks!

  3. add an off-topic or multiple non-Storium-related topics to forums.

    I have found that in many cases, I have come to like people on this site who I have played with or chatted with elsewhere for far more than just their writing abilities. However, the forums only have options to talk about things directly related to games and gameplay.

    I heard _kai_ say that things would be better if we could talk to each other without always talking about Storium directly.

    Therefore, I suggest you have either an "off-topic" or multiple non-Storium-related categories on the forums. This would allow the forums to serve as a place where Storium users could…

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  4. Private character notes

    Have a section for players where they can add private notes about their characters. It could be background information, secret subplot ideas, characters or cities they want to remember or more.

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  5. Allow Open Lobby without listing game as Looking for Group

    I like the idea of allowing a peanut gallery to comment on the game as it progesses. Maybe even offer suggestions or talk about the game as it happens. Like people watching a TV show together.

    But leaving the Lobby open for this discourse also sets the game to Looking for Group, which will confuse people who are trying to find games. So as it is, it's not really going to work.

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  6. RSS Feed for New Games

    It'd be great to be notified when new games are posted at https://storium.com/games so we could get the jump on finding a new game when someone starts it. An RSS feed would be, in theory, a great way to accomplish that

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  7. I'd like to be able to save my characters independently of the story they are in.

    The idea would be that any character I create would be saved on my profile independently of if the story they were created for gets deleted or they get retired.

    Sometimes you get into a game, it starts nice, but then it dies off and gets deleted. And then... you lose your character? It's pretty unenjoyable.

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  8. Storium should have an app

    Right now Storium isn't very phone friendly so when I check in on my phone I can barely read what's already on the page let alone what I'm typing. I think if you guys could develop a Storium app it would make being able to check in and make moves on the go much easier from all devices.

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  9. Blog gone?

    Hi,

    it looks like the blog link at the bottom of the page now takes you to the tumblr homepage, via a redirect.

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  10. add a way to highlight excellent prose

    Sometimes some truly excellent prose is written in Storium. It would be nice to flag/highlight/thumbs-up/applaud really top quality work for future readers and or future reference.

    At present, the indicators of excellent quality writing are the number of followers (stars) and if the story has been featured before. It would be nice to have something more fine-grain.

    Also, it would be nice for people coming afterwards to leave their applause for well-written sections of a story.

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  11. Allow us to 'clean up' our own profiles.

    I'd like us to be able to, individually, edit which of our games show up on our profile.

    I was mostly concerned with the "Completed Games" list because there are games on that list which, for varied reasons, I do not think I've "earned", if that makes sense. As such, they don't reflect "me" as a writer.

    I brought this up on the following thread: https://storium.com/forums#/category/general/thread/409pvw

    On there, it was also suggested that there are games on the other lists that would be good to showcase, even if they were suspended, etc.

    So not exactly "hiding" our histories, just adding…

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  12. True Shared Narration

    Single narration is great. And rotating narration adds a fun bit of chaos to proceedings...

    but there are times when two or more people want to narrate a story together... and while handing narration back and forth is perfectly functional... games with more than one regular or even semi-regular narrator would flow much more smoothly if we could share narration duties with someone right from the start without either handing back and forth or manipulating the rotating narration system to get that to work.

    So... yeah... another narration button in the game management screen would be great... that lets us…

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  13. lose 'nudges'

    Back in the day, when there were few communication options open to narrators, this may have been a really useful piece of functionality, so I'm absolutely not dissing the original decision to have it.

    But now that there are character comment areas, PMs, discussion areas and comment sections, allowing for a 'nudge' seems to just encourage narrators to use a non-communicative automated response when a message would do a much better job.

    Having spoken to some other folk, I've discovered that Storium users, on balance, find nudging to be irritating at best and at worst downright rude. If you think…

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  14. Linking Stories into a Series

    As Storium continues, it is possible people will want to link multiple stories into a continuity (or a "saga", perhaps?). We should give them the option to list links to the previous stories for people to be able to reference.

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  15. Consequences: Negative Assets

    While positive assets serve as strengths that may be received through the story, there should also be an option to reflect injuries and the results of bad decisions that may come back to haunt the character.

    These "consequences", as the Fate system would call them, could be given just the same way as normal assets, and also offered for pick-up.

    One example for a situation where this would be useful:

    Character A, whose side story is to "get all the gold!", enters a trapped vault. If the player just plays the neutral side story card, they can advance the story,…

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  16. Change the Speed of Play options

    Currently the 'speed of play' options are as follows:

    Casual: no expectations.
    Slow: at least 1 scene per week.
    Normal: 2-3 scenes per week.
    Daily: 1 scene per day.
    Fast: 2-3 scenes per day.
    Hardcore: as fast as you can go.

    Now, I'm a very engaged player/narrator - I check in multiple times a day, try to keep up with my tags as quickly as I can - and I have very, very rarely seen a game that runs at 2-3 scenes per week. 2-3 scenes per day isn't fast, it's nigh unheard of. Setting those as 'normal' or 'fast'…

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  17. Add the ability to mark a character "completed" instead of forcing retirement

    Stories can end either by "suspension"--meaning they didn't actually reach a conclusion--or by "completion"--meaning that they did. But if a story is ongoing but a character has died or otherwise completed his story, currently the only option is for the player to retire or be retired.

    It would be cool to give narrators the option to mark a character "completed" rather than forcing retirement in these cases, and have Completed characters show up on the player's profile. (I think I'd keep it just as a narrator power, but not sure on that.)

    This can matter, as honestly a player having…

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  18. The "Opposing Outcome" Challenge Card

    One way of promoting player vs. player interaction would be to introduce an "Opposing Outcome" Challenge Card. Unlike conventional challenge cards (with strong or weak outcomes), an Opposing Outcome Challenge would be used by players to determine which of two mutually exclusive outcomes take place. The accompanying image shows what two of these cards might look like.

    The challenge presents two alternative Courses Of Action. These COA’s might be in the form of two choices (administer conventional medicine or an untested experimental vaccine in a medical game; reason with a creature/monster or attack it in a sci-fi/fantasy game; voting for…

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  19. Allow narrators to start new games with characters from the old one

    Sometimes in a game you reach a point where it would be dramatically appropriate to end the story, but would like to allow players to carry on later with characters as they were. I'd like a function that would allow you to end a game but start a new one with those characters, complete with all cards they had at the end of the last one.

    Alternately, make it possible to start the chapter numbering over in the same game when a dramatically appropriate end point has been reached.

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  20. Allow narrators to pick NPC characters for scenes without making them obstacles.

    Narratively, I'd like to pick NPC characters that are currently in a scene and not have to make them all obstacles for the players. Perhaps I have three jungle explorers that I want my player to talk to, in order to get needed information. I'd like to be able to include all three NPC explorers as characters in the scene (with their pictures and such). But make the obstacle more general with a separate card.

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