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  1. Okay cool. Although for the moment we've got a lot of staff at the moment, we're also pretty busy since we're getting close to release date, but after we send out the first issue i'm gonna have a review of all the staff, get rid of the ones who aren't contributing and take on board some (hopefully) more dedicated people, so I will bear you in mind then. Thanks for showing your support and you'll probably hear from me after the first issue has been released. cheers. Garg.
  2. To all those who said death by sex, yes pleasurable but not gonna look good at your funeral when you're buried with your sex face I wanna go out in a blaze of Glory, maybe take a few spectators down too in a firey furnace of twisted metal or something like that. Either that or being strangled by one of my own guitar strings, that way I can accurately impersonate the noise my guitar makes when I play it Perhaps I've put too much thought into this >.< Oh well. Garg.
  3. YAY Thanks Guys.... *Squeezes in the thanks in the last 15 minutes (Here anyway) of my Birthday* Good news: I've not died for another year! Happy non death to me. Thanks all hmm.....If my birthday went unnoticed...that means i'm a better spy than even I thought! lols. Cheers everyone. Garg.
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    By the sounds of it burns (And I am by no means an expert) it sounds like your name is close to the english name 'Bernard' (Often shortened to Bernie, which sounds like your shortened form) but burns sounds much better Just thought you'd like to know Garg.
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    Okay.....I'm bored. But this is something I thought people might find interesting, I know I would. There are some very strange character names out there and it makes me wonder how people come up with their names. Mine for example is a large transport beast from Final Fantasy 9, I used the name as an email years ago and it kinda stuck. I use it on lots of things so if you see a Gargant it might be me Where do others get their names from? Cheers. Garg.
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    whats your age?

    hmm, seems i'm in the majority Makes a change Garg.
  7. Jaz, I'll start a topic on the Newsroom forums about it.
  8. Chewett, Thanks for volunteering. hmm, Since you're quite the veteran player, perhaps you could write our historical articles. That'd be great if you'd be up for it. Cheers. Garg.
  9. Marka: That's great. Jester: We'd love to have you on board if you feel you can put the time to the project. It's your call. Marka, i've put you on the heads contest report. Jester if you DO decide you can put time and effort into the project then you can edit/proofread Marka's work and i'll put you in the same dept. Garg.
  10. This is the place to register your interest for the Magic Duel Newspaper Here is the current list of staff and their departments, please pick one that is NOT fully staffed [b] Heads report [/b] Marka Ragnos - Writer AL summary Eggsy - Proofreader Innocence - Writer New game developments Apophys – Proofreader/editor Crazy Mike – Reporter Strategy compendium Queen Ailith Bull - Proofreader Burns - Writer RP events Jazira - Proofreader Cryxus – Reporter [b] Puzzle page[/b] Silver Renard – Proofreader [b]Calendar dates[/b] RPC interviews Kouros – Editor/Proofreader Pamplemousse - Reporter Innocence – Reporter Udgard – Intro writer Gossip column Shadowseeker - Proofreader Pamplemousse – Reporter Innocence – Reporter Burns - Reporter [b]Comic Strip[/b] Glor Damar – Artist Amoran - Artist [b]Historical section[/b] Eggsy - Proofreader [b]Fictional stories[/b] Sage - Writer Ailith – Proofreader Quest list Eggsy - Proofreader Glaistig - Reporter WindSpirit Special interest Grido – Proofreader/editor Innocence - Reporter [b]Horoscopes [/b] Treehill Bootes - writers Q & A Grido – Proofreader/Editor Logan Marquis – Writer Alternative news Grido – Proofreader/editor Firsanthalas - Writer When selecting what you would like to do, please choose form the [b]BOLD[/b] categories only as others are fully staffed. Also, feel free to suggest your own sections or submit any letters for our staff, letters to the editor etc. Thank you for your support in advance. Gargant Editor in Chief - Magic Duel Newspaper
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    Forum Game

    Metal Bunny: not as Grido fancies other types than Hannah, more petite... Glaistig: really. Grido began convulsing and... Grido: started reaching toward a conviniently placed antidote... Garg: Which, unbeknown to Grido was in actuality full of...
  12. Treehill you should have access to the closed forums. If you log in you should be able to view them under the university section. You can start to build the horoscopes up from there. Garg.
  13. No We can't move this to the closed forums because the link on the Signpost in Marble dale park links to this forum and so does the link in the announcement that calyx is gonna make. This is kinda the precursor to the closed forums where new staff can state their interest. I can change the link on the Signpost, but the announcement can only change before calyx makes it so we'd have to move fast if we went down that route. Also can current staff (mainly the writers) make a note of who their editors/proofreaders are so that i'm not getting inundated with stories that need editing. Remember the process is writers pass to editors/proofreaders, they pass it on to Glai who makes any final edits and I will make the final layout decisions and O.K. the final content of the paper. Please don't forget to regularly check this post as well as the closed forums, after we get a complete staffbase then I will move all this over to the closed ones, but while we're trying to get staff this topic needs to stay open. Thanks Garg.
  14. Okay sorry i've kinda been away from this topic for a while. I've been caught up with the new forum (Sorry, Shiny things do that to me) To Antram: Of course you can participate, this list is by no means final like Grido says. To apophys: Okay i'll tell crazymike to pass his work on to you for editing. To Glai: I'm not sure we really need the calendar events section, but if you want to take up the RPC quest column then that'll be great. We can include it as part of the Puzzle page. Apoph and Antram, i'll add you to the new forums (or at least Chewett will ) Garg.
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    MRWander: Send my minions after you to.... Death Ring: make you sell bunny outfits while wearing one yourself.'' Grido: But of course none of this was actually said, it's just a picture after all (at this point the writer starts looking nervous)... Metal Bunny: (with good reason), 'ah yes, just a picture, no need to be afraid of the.. 'INQUISITOR-UNDER-MY-BED'!!! Oh horror of horrors that...' MRWander:flash through my mind of the inquisitor, his eyeball and...... Garg: All that nasty nasty probing! DON'T LET HIM NEAR ME! But then, at that precise moment....
  16. okay partially to keep the topic alive, and partially to make it easier for new members to find what we need. Topics: [b]Heads report[/b] [b]AL summary[/b] Eggsy - Proofreader Innocence - Writer [b]New game developments[/b] Apophys - Editor CrazyMike - Writer [b] Strategy compendium[/b] Queen Ailith Bull - Proofreader Burns - Writer [b]RP events[/b] Queen Ailith Bull – Proofreader Cryxus – Reporter [b]Puzzle page [/b] Silver Renard – Proofreader [b]Calendar dates [/b] [u]RPC interviews [/u] Kouros – Editor/Proofreader Pamplemousse - Reporter Innocence – Reporter Udgard – Intro writer [u]Gossip column[/u] Shadowseeker - Proofreader Pamplemousse – Reporter Innocence – Reporter Burns - Reporter [b] Comic Strip[/b] Glor Damar – Artist Amoran - Artist [b] Historical section [/b] Eggsy - Proofreader [b] Fictional stories[/b] Eggsy – Proofreader [b] Quest list[/b] Eggsy - Proofreader [b]Special interest[/b] Grido – Proofreader/editor Innocence - Reporter [b]Horoscopes[/b] Treehill Bootes - writers [u]Q & A [/u] Grido – Proofreader/Editor Logan Marquis – Writer [u]Sideways slant[/u] Grido – Proofreader/editor Firsanthalas - Writer Bold topics still need staff, underlined ones are fully staffed, when choosing an area to work in please select from bold categories only. What we REALLY need now is: People to compile Puzzles for the puzzle page Someone to compile the RPC quest list Somebody to write the historical section about older aspects of the game. On top of this can people already involved in the project please look for the new forum under the university section after you log in. If you are part of the project and are unable to see it please send me a forum message, PM or YIM message and i'll add you to the list. Thanks Garg.
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    Forum Game

    killer2: and my mind imploded with pain as... MRWander: his mind melted with mine.... Legna: sharing with me all his... Cryxus: thoughts, and fears. I could see that... Grido: he was my brother... dst: But wait? I have no brothers...I am an only child... I fought to be an only child... It's so strange Grido: I killed them all yet here he is before me... Metal Bunny: standing before me in a clown's uniform with... Grido: a picture of a metal bunny wearing a pink ribbon and braids hanging on the wall... Metal Bunny: but coincidentally also has a picture of a rainbow in his hands, with pink lettering stating... Grido: All Hail The Lord Of Bunnies! All Hail The Bunny Empire! Metal Bunny: The clown then picks up his pink scythe and accidentally hits... Lightsage: MB's fluffy tail of the picture and you can almost hear the picture saying... Gargant: I'm going to get you for that, watch out or i'll...
  18. We don't really have a planned release date as yet, it's just as and when it's ready. I want to be certain that we've got everything set before we send out an issue. Garg.
  19. Glai, I've noticed that we balance each other out too. It's a good thing. You're freakishly organised, I'm freakishly motivated, between us we get things done "How we do it over in my school: single-spaced, no indent, one space between sentences, one hard enter between paragraphs. And, it's nice to have a header with the author, issue, type of item, word count, and slugger for reference." I'm liking this formatting, apart from the header with the author. don't papers put the authors at the end of the piece? I thought they said something like 'words by such a person'. (Don't quote me on that. I'll have to find a newspaper and have a look how they do things, I think it'd be nice if it looks as authentic as possible). Garg.
  20. To chewett: Thanks again for setting up the new section To Bootes: Glai said that she was gonna talk to you about that, when I made the list I assumed this contact had been made, but thanks for your support nonetheless. To [s]Glai[/s] The orgnaiser freak: A list of team members with contact info would be useful, we'll put that up when we get our new forum going. Sending everything in .doc would be preferred (By me at least) if anyone has a problem with this, speak now! Formatting: In columns, Justified formatting, 4 columns per page. Our own website Glai? Organised sections Glai? Geez! That is a level of organisation I cannot even begin to comprehend. Garg.
  21. Okay Here's my thinking. Grido, I'll take you off the RPC interviews section as Kouros can do that, and i'll put you on Inno's special interest stories, Logan's Q&A Section and Firs's take on the news. Is that too much cos i don't wanna overload people. Hmm, with regards to the reception of articles, E-mail would be the obvious way, but You can also do filesharing over PM's using storenow, just click on the link there and make a note of the number it gives you when you upload the document. Glai I think might be best, if you act as a final proofreader. So the writers hand the stories up to their respective editors. Editors pass it on to proofreader Proofreaders pass it on to Glai for final checking. Glai passes all stories on to me. That kind of arrangement? Seems to work from an organisational ppoint of view. Whether it'll work in practice remains to be seen. Garg.
  22. Okay Free it is. That's fair enough if you ask me. Yes you can put free items in the shop, Mur did it with the cookies and things over Christmas. Is there any specific area you would like to edit/proofread Glai? Before we decide about the game dev portion, we should wait till Calyx has made the announcement. We'll see what traffic we get from that. The announcement will most likely be made after the festival of the moon this weekend. I think some occasional ramblings from Glai would be welcomed as part of the paper. I'm not convinced we need editorials for every issue, but it might be nice for the opening issue. In other news, Cryxus, did I ask you to cover the upcoming festival or not? I can't remember whether I said it or whether I thought it. I seem to remember saying it but not sure. Also we need someone to edit and proofread the article. Can people let me know when they start work on their articles. First ones out will most likely be the RPC interview and gossip columns as they are fully staffed. Garg.
  23. That's genius! Free to view, $1 shop credit for download. However this is all speculation. I think mur wants to worry about distribution, at least that's what he said way back when myrrh was running the project. (Mur and myrrh, hmm, glad this isn't verbal, that could get confusing) Garg.
  24. HTML it is then! What i'll do is when we complete an issue I'll pass the HTML's on to mur and he can do with them what he wishes. The only reason I liked the idea of PDF was that people could buy them from the shop eventually and have the issues to keep. I guess we can cross this hurdle when we come to it really. We still need more staff. Garg.
  25. What I was thinking for the HTML glai, was that if it's HTML people would not need to download it like they would with a PDF, so rather than being a big file that needs downloading, it'd just be a big file they can access via the browser. Perhaps this doesn't make sense. I'm not great when it comes to technical computer stuff. Now for what I really wanted to post. I've had a few people come to me outside the forums stating their interest, so here's an update of the staff roster: Heads report [b][u]AL summary[/u][/b] [b]Eggsy - Proofreader Innocence - Writer[/b] New game developments [b][u]Strategy compendium[/u][/b] [b] Queen Ailith Bull - Proofreader Burns - Writer[/b] [u][b] RP events[/b][/u] [b]Queen Ailith Bull – Proofreader Cryxus – Reporter[/b] [u][b]Puzzle page[/b][/u] [b] Silver Renard – Proofreader[/b] Calendar dates [u][b] RPC interviews[/b][/u] [b]Kouros – Editor/Proofreader Grido – Proofreader/Editor Pamplemousse - Reporter Innocence – Reporter Udgard – Intro writer [/b] [u][b]Gossip column[/b][/u] [b]Shadowseeker - Proofreader Pamplemousse – Reporter Innocence – Reporter Burns - Reporter[/b] [u][b]Comic Strip[/b][/u] [b]Glor Damar - Artist[/b] [u][b]Historical section[/b][/u] [b]Eggsy - Proofreader[/b] [u][b]Fictional stories[/b][/u] [b]Eggsy – Proofreader[/b] [u][b]Quest list[/b][/u] [b]Eggsy - Proofreader[/b] [u][b]Special interest[/b][/u] [b]Innocence - Reporter[/b] [u][b] Horoscopes[/b][/u] [b]Treehill Bootes - writers[/b] [u][b]Q & A [/b][/u] [b]Logan Marquis – Writer[/b] [u][b]Humourous news round up[/b][/u] [b] Firsanthalas - Writer [/b] Categories underlined in bold are ones with staff. RPC interviews and Gossip column categories are fully staffed. We really need someone to work on the New Game developments section and it'd be nice if we could get a puzzle writer for the puzzle page section. We really need more staff in order to get a fully functioning team but this is definitely a good start. Garg.
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