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Buster's Uncle

Promoting the DG

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It's never too early to talk about how we might go about getting the word out.

 

The demogame project, frankly, has a lot of potential to get people interested in SMAC(X). I note that a lot of the CIVilians involved in their DG have linked sig line ads for it.

 

So I throw this thread open for discussion of ideas and efforts to let the universe know about this way cool thing we're doing here. Anyone?

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BTW? The very act of posting is a promotion.

 

Activity creates activity. I remember the shape the SMAC forum was in in October...

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Anyone for sig links? I believe I'll add a line to mine now...

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No, the second was intended to link Morgan Publishing. Off to fix it now...

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Moved here to be on-topic.

 

You are welcome to prepare a news item, BU. Thank you for taking care of this.

Unorthodox, it is a good idea to explicitly tell, that we are starting now, thank you for pointing to it.

 

It will be just around the time Civ5 is announced.

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WPC's first SMAC(X) Democracy Game has begun.

 

With a simple, DG newb-friendly format, the game is a single-player affair as the Morgan faction with move decisions arrived at through discussion and voting. There is role-playing and some excellent fanfic associated, too. All, even non-SMACers, are welcome to join in or merely lurk, with no inherent obligation beyond what participants volunteer to do. Please come have a look.

 

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I thought the newb-friendly angle was important for recruiting puposes. I'll wait for a greenlight before I submit. Now, please tell me what I've left out...

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maybe Morgan faction could be written as:

Morgan Industries faction

or

Morganities

 

but I prefer the first change option. It would sound somewhat better.

 

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I thought the newb-friendly angle was important for recruiting puposes. ...

Yes, this is for sure how smac comunity looks like today.

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Wait...

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after we had a news item like 10 days ago. It would be good to explicitly indicate this time, that the first game save, MY 2101, is now available for download.

... maybe link the thread with MY 2101.

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Wait...

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after we had a news item like 10 days ago. It would be good to explicitly indicate this time, that the first game save, MY 2101, is now available for download.

... maybe link the thread with MY 2101.

 

 

This

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WPC's first SMAC(X) Democracy Game has begun.

 

With a simple, DG newb-friendly format, the game is a single-player affair as the Morgan Industries faction with move decisions arrived at through discussion and voting. There is role-playing and some excellent fanfic associated, too. All, even non-SMACers, are welcome to join in or merely lurk, with no inherent obligation beyond what participants volunteer to do. Please come have a look.

 

The beginning of the first turn, MY2101 has been posted.

 

 

 

 

 

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Added a couple more links, too. Anything else?

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Upgraded the, whaadyacallit, pitcher

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Good to go, as for me. These three specific links is a good idea. :b:

 

...Actually' date=' I think I'll put a logo on the pic. Hold on...[/quote']

That would look great. I think Morgan is one of the favourite factions to many smacers. And his logo looks cool.

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This? Or try working the Morgan logo in, too? I'm going to take a run at it...

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How about the logo in the upper left corner, but the text is long, so it would occupy some space in the middle too.

 

Also, try not to cover the larger AC star, for composition, I think it is better visible whole.

 

Morgan logo, somewhere in the right corner, there is space for it, it could be whole on dark stars background.

 

Nothing would be on planet's surface - it's yellow enough as it is.

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And both SMACX DG and morgam logo they could be not entirely symmetrically placed - would look better.

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I'll have a look. I think there's no comparison for the look of the "SMAC DG", mind you. The last was way prettier.

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Yhe text can be smaller, that one with reflection of an image (texture) was looking very well.

 

The logo would be larger, let me try to do sizing.

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I still like post 16 the best, hands-down, but I have one more idea I'm gonna try...

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-Wouldn't be too bad if the D was legible that way

 

One more thing I want to try with the Morgan logo...

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Maybe something like that:

smacchiron01e400a.jpg

 

Ah, ok, so for the image above, the font size bigger, as in your post in BU above. Your text "SMACX DG" looks perfect.

And this image is only for sizing, I improvised here.

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I think I still like post 16 the best, but these are closer. I'm about to start balking, though.

 

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BU, choose the image you see the best. The news could go as soon as possible now. We are already playing. People will join anyway with time.

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On reflection, I think post 14 without the Morgan is simplest and best. I'm on it.

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