Over the past few months the WordPress Support Team has been brainstorming ways to improve support across various aspects of the community. One new idea they are pursuing is hosting workshops where…
Source: WordPress Support Team to Host Free Workshop August 23 on Supporting Themes – WordPress Tavern
The basic idea is a good one, teach plugin and theme authors how to support their product. But what we really need are lessons on how they explain their product, and why that is a good idea. For not everything is intuitive to everybody. Not everybody knows what you know, as I learned running sessions of D&D back in the day. We can’t read your mind, and not everything is perfectly obvious.
Yes, we can be dump. Yes, there are times we need to hear from you just how your toy works and how we use it. And you need to learn how to teach us effectively.
What the support team is doing is a good first step, but it is a rare journey that takes just the one step. This can be only a beginning, there is more to be done.
Got caught up getting this thing straightened out. Still more to do, but at least it looks better—in my estimation.
I have run into problems with the Weaver Xtreme customizer. Seems when I tell it to save and publish, it doesn’t. So the site doesn’t look right right now. I’ll be working on the theme using the admin page, but that won’t get done for awhile. All I can do is to ask for your patience.
I open up this site only to learn that I have subscribers. To all of you, welcome. I’m—all so—slowy customizing the look of this place. Seeing as I’m working with Weaver Xtreme it means I have a lot to do. But when I’ve finished this place should look a lot nicer.
However, having a lot to keep track of, and keeping in mind my absent mindedness, I do need to remember to keep taking notes on what I have done. I need to write a note on that.
You are welcome to comment on what you read here, and if I get a big enough response I will add a forum for you to use. I do write about a lot of things, but for the most part the topics will be role playing guides, the Dangerous Journeys system and the Mythus guide itself, and science—Mom was a scientist and she influenced me in that department.
Of course, since RPGs cover a lot of territory Mythusmage Today will cover a lot of territory as well. But that will do for now, because my meds are starting to kick in, and they tend to knock me out. I’ll be back with more to say.
Hope you’re having a good day.
The section on Quirks for the Persona chapter that is. Just need to go through and revise the sub-section on Spiritual Quirks; merge the Mental, Physical and Spiritual sub-sections together; add a bit of explication; save it as a docx; translate it into a Document, then add some formatting and it should be ready.
Please note that the Spiritual Quirks all told come out to be greater in number than the Mental and Physical Quirks combined. Note also that I expect you’re going to disagree regarding how I classify some Quirks. Entirely your right, for we’re not always going to agree on things. I classify some Quirks as Mental because that’s how I see them, you will understand them differently
In the future I will be doing the section on Birth Rank and Age. Then—I do hope—we’ll be dealing with statistics, because by then we’ll have all the modifications thereto already set for us. Of course, I may have to change my mind.
Then comes Vocations with universal and bonus K/S, then resources and background.
Personas in Mythus are not just playing pieces in a game, they’re meant to be actual persons, even though they are imaginary. People are complicated, so are Personas. So you can expect your Personas’ lives to get messy at times.
That’s just a bit of my role playing guide philosophy.
I’m currently still working on Quirks, and I’m thinking of seeing if I can simplify matters. At present I have some 180—or so—Physical Quirks to go through, and I’m going to see about making the process simpler and easier for me. If anything I have the feeling that the Spiritual Quirks are going to be even harder.
So patience is all I can ask for.
And that you remember that getting on line costs money, so spare what you can.
Changes are coming. First I’m going back to the Weaver Extreme theme because first it handles matters better than most any other WP theme, and second because the theme’s author actually explains things—you just need to read it. Though maybe I first need to do some practicing with WX on my demonstration site.
In Mythus news I am making progress. At the moment the Physical Quirks sub-section of the Quirks section of the Persona chapter just needs to be alphabetized. Then comes the Spiritual Quirks sub-section, then it all gets consolidated into one section which will be posted up here.
I’m also thinking of adding fonts here to give me more choices. Though I do need to know one thing; do you know a simple way of finding the font files on Windows10? Something like, “You’ll find them here.” Remember that you’re dealing with a civilian in cybernetics
And remember, the first sign of a mature technology is streamlining.
Currently I am working on the Quirks for Mythus. Thanks to a fellow who went by ShawnRPG on G+ I have something like 36 pages of them. My present task is to divide them into the Traits that apply to them by my thinking, and well as the social situation. Then comes the task of aphabetizing them. That is fun—said he sarcastically.
My decision to assign them to certain Traits makes sense to me, it’s a matter of how I see them. I put the “Hunter” Quirk under the Spiritual Trait because I see it as a matter of understanding and having a special connection to the world. An HP with “Hunter” I see as someone with a sort of instinct for hunting and all that is involved in it. The same with “Marksman” for there I see a person who has a sort of “feel” for missile weapons and their use.
Then you have the social Quirks, where having one is more a matter of being born in the right situation. Your HP has extra Special Connections because of the life he lived before the adventures started making his life hard, and he has parents who had interesting lifes of their own.
For your ponderment I have
But don’t expect the section on Quirks in the Persona chapter to be on line for awhile, 10,521 words of material is not composed in a day.
The good news is, Hawk Host has decided I can send in payment by Sept. 3rd. Since they’re being so nice, I’ll be nice and pay when I have the money. And I’m going to recommend their services, which you can access via the link at the top of the left sidebar.
In other good news, I’ve discovered a manuscript I’d thought lost. Well, a file on HP creation with a ton of information I’ll be adding to the documents on this site. I still have more to do, but it does mean I’ll be adding megabytes more of information for your entertainment and instruction. Given that there is some 65 pages of information to go through, this shan’t be quick or easy.
However, I could still use a donation or two, for my use of Microsoft Office is possible thanks to a subscription, and that’s something like $7 a month. Though I may switch to Libre Office if I have to.
This time around I will keep all donations with PayPal, that way you can be assured that your gift does go to me.
The previous theme had problems, so I switched. Hopefully this one looks and handles better than the old one.