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Below are the 7 most recent journal entries recorded in The Land of on in for to with's LiveJournal:

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007
1:39 am
[rosefox]
New features!
For anyone who had trouble remember to visit the Chore Wars site, our party's adventures now have an RSS feed. Add oiftw_rss to your flist and Default View, and you'll be reminded every time someone else claims an adventure.
Wednesday, September 12th, 2007
2:18 am
[rosefox]
Slowing down
Looks like most members of the Chore Wars party have stopped using it. Any particular reason? I miss you guys!
Tuesday, August 28th, 2007
3:44 am
[rosefox]
Chore Wars servers are intermittently overloaded
You are attacked by two hundred kobolds.

The Chore Wars server is currently suffering heavy load, and was unable to process your page request.

Check back here in half an hour or so, and it might have calmed down by then. (Perhaps there are some chores you could be getting on with?)
At 3:30 a.m.? Dude! Maybe there are a lot of European users just coming online, or a lot of Californians noting the day's chores before hitting the sack... either way, that's kind of crazy. I hope they can fix it soon, by which I mean, I hope they have the money to fix it.

Okay, bedtime here. Guess this means I can't use your phone don't get to claim "going to bed on time"...

Current Mood: tired
Thursday, August 23rd, 2007
4:30 am
[rosefox]
Tagging! Yay!
The Powers That Be at Chore Wars have added the option of putting a "location" tag on adventures. This tag is used for sorting them on the drop-down menu and the Adventures page.

I've gone through our adventures and given them what I thought were appropriate tags. The full list as it currently stands:

administrivia
endurance (anything where your main opponent is yourself, such as battling phobias, resisting cravings, or overcoming reluctance)
errands
exercise
food & drink
health
housework
music
paperwork
personal
pets
transportation

Feel free to re-tag adventures, e.g. if you would look for "walking the dog" under 'exercise' rather than 'pets', or "visiting someone who's ill" under 'errands' rather than 'endurance'. I just figured I'd get things started.
Thursday, August 16th, 2007
9:33 pm
[zandperl]
l@undry
So, if I do my laundry and leave it in a pile on the floor of my bedroom after, should I claim partial credit for the laundry or none? If I finish putting it away another day, should I claim the credit then? Or do I not get credit either time then?
Wednesday, August 15th, 2007
1:24 am
[rosefox]
Catching up, and some questions
I'm amused to note that someone added a "finishing a book" adventure. If I claimed XP every time I finished a book, I'd be 20th level by next week!

Speaking of weeks, we're into our second week and going strong. Is everyone still enjoying CW? Any suggestions for making it better? I'm delighted to see so many people getting use out of CW. Our party includes seven people who've already made it to level 3 or higher! Mind you, that could just be a sign of needing a whole lot of help in motivating oneself to do necessary things, but at least those of us who are so deprived of willpower are taking steps to keep ourselves on the path of righteousness and accomplishment.

Speaking of levels, I contacted the CW staff to find out whether it would be possible to require more XP for later levels. (Right now it's 200XP per level, whether you're 9th or 99th.) They said they'd consider making it an option. If it becomes an option, is that something you would want, or do you like the current system? I can see both sides; doing the dishes doesn't get any easier as you gain levels, but I suspect that using CW overall makes it easier to remember and take care of things you have to do--that's the whole point of it, after all--and so making it harder to reach higher levels would balance that out and keep it a challenge. I'm interested in hearing other people's thoughts on this.

Also note that once an adventure is created, it can't be deleted. I still think it's better to create a new adventure than edit someone else's, but if you see an existing one that's mostly right for you, I suggest using it (maybe claiming more or fewer XP if necessary) rather than creating something redundant. Plans are apparently in the works for one-off quest adventures that disappear from the list once someone completes them, but that may be a while off.

I've taken to putting my name in the description box of the adventures I create. It's by no means mandatory, but if you feel like signing yours, go right ahead. I'd love to know who came up with some of the more creative monsters and treasures. Has anyone developed a scheme for using treasures and gold yet? I'm still deciding what I want to do with mine, and would appreciate suggestions and examples.

Current Mood: tired
Friday, August 10th, 2007
1:52 am
[rosefox]
Welcome to the Land of on in for to with!
Greetings, fellow adventurers!

This seems like as good a place as any to put a few general notes about what I was thinking when I created on in for to with and invited all and sundry to join.

I founded the party with the idea of everyone doing their own thing. To that end, every member of the party is a DM, able to create and edit adventures and invite new people to join the party. Please don't abuse this privilege, and please make sure that the people you invite will also be well-behaved; this mostly means creating your own adventures rather than editing someone else's, and also using expiring invitation codes in public forums. Please encourage new adventurers to join this community. Since we're all "in charge", we can all decide together if anything about the way we use CW needs to change.

Does being self-directed mean you can't claim adventures that other people have created? Of course not! Their idea of "junk food" may not be yours, but you can still claim the "no junk food today" adventure if you haven't had any by your definition. Part of the fun of this is getting inspired by the things that other people put up as adventures. You get to decide whether you qualified. No one is policing you; the goal is to use this system to police yourself.

As for the name of the party, that's a long-running joke between me and the_xtina about ending sentences with prepositions. *)

How are you liking the system so far? What do you especially enjoy? What features would you like to see? Have you run into any problems?
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