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Old 08-16-2013, 07:13 PM   #1
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Write an article for Imaginary Realities

Twelve years ago, there was a regularly published journal about MUDs called Imaginary Realities. Several times a year, it would publish an issue containing articles both from player, builder and programmer perspective.

You can browse it here.

I'm publishing a new issue and I'd like you to write something for it. If you're interested in writing something, please email me at my email address (richard.m.tew@gmail.com). It doesn't matter if you have a solid idea, I can help you come up with something. Or you can run your idea past me and see whether it suits, or how we can work together to make it suit.

Some ideas:
  • An introduction to each of the moderators from a web forum, who they are and what they want to see out of the forum.
  • Annotated logs of you playing a MUD, basically you commenting as you play a MUD.
  • Codebase licensing, known criminals and whether it matters.
  • A non-advertisement article describing your MUD, perhaps you play it, perhaps you work on it.
  • An article on what MUDs are missing from a player perspective.
  • Religion and mudding, are there religious MUDs? How popular are they? What are the problems with MUDs given your religion?
  • A tutorial, or one article in a series in a tutorial, on how to create a MUD using your code base.
  • Documenting MUD standards. The standard sets of commands expected in MUDs. Standard syntax used for commands. Standard features that modern muds should have. Articles on the subject of helping people making MUDs make them more approachable to players.
  • The state of ROM/Diku/LP driver development and where it's headed in the future.
  • About MUDs where you can buy stuff with real money.
  • Where did Maiden Desmodus come from, who wrote it, how well did it go, did it make money, is it still around in any form that matters and lessons learned.
  • Web sockets and MUD developement.
  • The future relevance of telnet.
  • A guide to making a MUD more accessible to the blind, deaf and other alternately sense gifted or whatever the politically correct term of the day is.

And so on.. the possibilities are endless. I just need you, or someone you know who might be interested to email me!
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:24 PM   #2
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Re: Write an article for Imaginary Realities

Hey Donky,

I was curious if you are writing the below articles and want new/different ones from those interested or you want those interested to select one or more of those articles and write about them?
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:39 PM   #3
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Re: Write an article for Imaginary Realities

He's just throwing out suggestions that that might spark the interest of someone reading his post. You could pick one of those if you fancy it, or you could write about something else entirely. Just send him an email if you've got an idea.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:15 PM   #4
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Re: Write an article for Imaginary Realities

One month until the article submission deadline, of October 13th.

We've received 3 of 19 offered articles so far.
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Old 10-19-2013, 05:59 PM   #5
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Re: Write an article for Imaginary Realities

Just a note, 7 articles were received by October 13th the submission deadline. They are in the hands of the editors (whom I am not one of), and as mentioned previously the issue will be published November 13th. I am currently without internet access, so can only keep up with email at most until most likely 26th October.
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Old 11-14-2013, 02:30 PM   #6
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Re: Write an article for Imaginary Realities

The other editors and I have decided to delay the release for perhaps a week or two. The articles are looking great, and are all edited and proofread. As this is the first issue, we want to make sure it is done right.
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