I'm planning to run the thread al la a party type thread ie, Open to all to create subthreads. HOWEVER.. there will be plotpoints popping up along the way which Jonas and/or the NPC Deputy Andrew Charles will announce in game subthreads. These will require decisions to be made by the whole group, and so Jonas will require an answer to his query from as many different individuals as possible on those subthreads as they appear. This will become clearer the more it's played out, honestly! The first of these will occur after they reach the spot Jonas mentions in his speech.
For this to be fun and work well, we need good feedback from as many charries there as possible as we go along, to keep things chatty and natural.
I'll put updates in this post as we go, so if anything isn't clear leave a note here kicking my butt, or pop me or the mods a PM!
For the first bit, Jonas is asking if anyone has got any questions to holler out. If you want to ask Jonas a question there, just pop him into the subject line of your subthread. Of course, feel free to chat amongst other players in the gathering too.
As I said.. it'll all seem clearer once we play it.. honest!!
Whee! *bounces* Let's see what we shall find :D
I'm about to post it up now.. if things are as clear as mud, or I need to change something desparately, can someone poke me, and let me know? My brain has been a little foggy recently, and so I've probably done something wrong! Please also feel free to comment linking to other resources and/or threads of note.
If anyone wants to play the journey up to the shelter and the first break, now's the time to do it!
(For anyone still wanting to play in the square, please feel free to either carry on the subthreads already started, or subthread off Jonas' open, which is here or start off a new post. Whee! Any questions, leave a message here, PM me, or leave an OOC post on my journal, or PM the mods *g*)
Second update! Jonas needs opinions from his group. Do we head back to town with Bill's watch, or carry on up to the co-ordinates at the fissure? I'd like as many folks as possible to respond to Jonas, so we get a decent range of opinions *g* Whoo hoo!
(Also feel free to keep playing through the journey up to the first stop, either on the subthreads already started, or off Jonas' open here)
Any questions ping or pester :)
Results of the vote are in, and Jonas wants to press on to the fissure.
I've left an open there, in case anyone wants to play off the decision, but I'm going to get the next bit up fairly quickly, to move things along!
Also, please feel free to continue playing out other threads that you've started along the way if you'd like. There's also opens at each stage if anyone wants to start any new subthreads.
Righto.. more plot, and we're at the fissure HERE
If you want to stay out with the horses feel free to set up subthreads out there. If you want to come in with Jonas, then likewise, or thread with Jonas.
Thanks everyone for making this work so well so far!
And we're at the last major pointhere! The patrol will just straightforwardly make their way home from here, with no break this time, and no more major discoveries. Feel free to play off this, or indeed any other stage still. Otherwise assume that your character returned safely.
ETA 6: And we're home! See
HERE for details. Feel free to still play off any of Jonas' subthreads, including coming back into the square, if anyone wants to play out the return to loved ones. But you can assume that your charries are home safe after 4pm, and that Jonas will speak to the Mayor and the hot rock pile in the fissure. These details are known by everyone, so feel free to discuss what the patrol found out in their visit.
Thanks everyone for your help with this thread, it's been very much appreciated!