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Citadel Tavern / Epub Issue 4
« Last post by axlerowes on February 25, 2017, 07:04:25 PM »
In 2015 Scras said, "Hey let's do an Epub."

Then Scras said "The Epub needs a unfying theme or topic"

I'm paraphrasing here, but you get the idea.


We have done three Issues thus far (you can find links to them all at www.exftc.com). The themes for the first three issue have been

Shapeshifters

Wizards

Steeds


We need a new theme for issue 4.   

This poll will run for 30 days and everybody gets three votes.

Help us pick a theme, and then pitch in and write a story for issue 4.   
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Citadel Tavern / Re: Post to Comment Ratio
« Last post by MoonHunter on February 25, 2017, 02:26:53 PM »
657
Submissions

5169
Comments

Somewhere between 1:7 and 1:8    I am actually suprised the ration is that large.  I always thought I was just here for the idea dump. 

Over half my comments are on my own submissions either responding to questions or applying additions/ clarifications.    Yes, many of them should of just been edits, but the side view of things often are more useful. 

I like improve things things, so I don't have many  "just votes" or near blank posts on other peoples' posts.   I want them to be useful, to add value.

3533  forum posts.  Wow.  Who knew I was that chatty. 
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Fields of Challenge / Re: Citadel ePUB
« Last post by Mageek on February 25, 2017, 12:27:19 PM »
This was an absolutely fantastic experience. I had never worked on fiction before and having folks critique it with a greater deal of scrutiny helped me learn quite a bit. It was also interesting to see how other authors go about writing stories. And hey! Now I can say I'm an author.

My suggestions for the 4th edition topic are Dreams and Eldritch Horror  :cthulhu:
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Fields of Challenge / Re: Freetext Friday
« Last post by Dragonlordmax on February 24, 2017, 10:27:04 PM »
Thumbs up on the continued submissions!

This next one is practically for Scras: Mecha. Giant robots, or perhaps golem mechs. Clockwork, steam-powered, futuristic - there are a lot of tech levels where this could work.
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Fields of Challenge / Citadel ePUB
« Last post by axlerowes on February 23, 2017, 07:55:48 AM »
Now that issue three is out, the question is do we do an issue 4?

The process, for writers, is fairly simple. 

We pick a theme/topic for each issue.

You write a story related to that theme.

 An editorial team from the citadel, made up of the writers of the issue review the stories. 

If those stories pass muster, and any carefully written story should pass muster, then I publish them online.  There we try and to sell and promote them, with a plan to share profits, if there ever are any  :(

We do have feedback mechanisms and story editing mechanism, but participation in those is optional.  You don't have to workshop your story.

But workshopping your story can be valuable.  You should have first round readers for all stories anyway.

If you use the workshop and the feedback mechanisms you are under no obligation to publish your story in the ePub.  If you work on your story and you feel it is good enough to sell in paying market then you should do that.

Your story will get copy edited. Even then you are not obligated to publish it with the ePub until it is published.

I've found this process helpful for me in getting stories to completion and improving my stories.
 
If you would like take more a leadership or editor role in this process, we have a constant need for that and could use your help. 

There will be deadlines (loosely enforced).
 
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Links / Re: Valadaars Link of The day
« Last post by valadaar on February 22, 2017, 01:05:25 PM »
Holy planets batman!

http://www.nature.com/news/these-seven-alien-worlds-could-help-explain-how-planets-form-1.21512

7 earth-sized planets in the habitable zone!

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Fields of Challenge / Re: The Citadel ePub.
« Last post by axlerowes on February 22, 2017, 07:20:49 AM »
We are giving issue 2 away.  Between now and Saturday you can download the Kindle version of Wizards: Excursions from the Citadel Issue 2.

Conceived, Written and Edited by the Citadel Community, we could use your support.  Support your fellow writers in this community by sharing the link, leaving a review on amazon or on your blog.   But most of all we just hope you read it.

Get Issue 2 now.

https://www.amazon.com/Wizards-Excursions-Citadel-Issue-2-ebook/dp/B01L8CA3AA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1487765167&sr=1-1&keywords=Wizards+excursions+from+the+Citadel
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Links / Re: Valadaars Link of The day
« Last post by valadaar on February 21, 2017, 11:22:09 AM »
A callout to Aramax's discussion on Magic the Gathering and D&D:  http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/plane-shift-kaladesh-2017-02-16

"Like a renegade inventor tinkering in a secluded workshop, author James Wyatt has crafted a set of rules to bring your Dungeons & Dragons adventures to life on Kaladesh, including new races, new monsters, and a distinctly aether-flavored take on crafting the marvelous and ingenious magic items that define this plane."

http://media.wizards.com/2017/downloads/magic/Plane-Shift_Kaladesh.pdf

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Greetings Traveler / Re: What?! You're a writer?!
« Last post by axlerowes on February 21, 2017, 08:07:16 AM »
Some of us on the Citadel have put together an anthology series of short fiction. Issue 3 of that Anthology Series is out now. Please check it out. If you haven't read the previous issues, you can find links to those at www.exftc.com.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06X95Y7Q9/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1487681907&sr=1-2&keywords=excursions+from+the+citadel

If you are not a fan of amazon, then be patient, issue 1&2 will be expanded to other Epub venues later this month.
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