Multi-Person Team Collaboration
- All data exists on our servers in the cloud.
- This means that you can have multiple people working on the same story at the same time.
- Designate team to work on different parts of the project: graphics, characters & conversations, locations, items, topics, events, notes & hints, and scripting,
- When allowing access to the story project, one person is the creator who has absolute control of the project.
- However this creator role can be passed between team members if desired.
- Stories can involve earning royalties so with team collaboration there are certain legal requirements so that One More Story Games is not subject to any disputed monetary claims.
- The creator is the user who originally creates the story and earns 100% of any royalties from the project.
- People who join the story, must agree to whatever percentage of the royalties are being offered by the creator before they can even access project data.
- They can agree to evenly split the royalties, or some other percent division.
- When the person accepts the permission and joins the project that serves as a legally binding contract between collaborators.
- Meaning… if you run into team problems down the line then it’s your problem and not ours.
- Sorry, we’re too busy building and maintaining the platform to get into resolving hurt feelings.
Community Collaboration through Settings
- Borrows on existing the concepts of shared worlds like Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, Herbert’s Dune, Asprin’s Thieves World and Martin’s Wild Cards.
- Settings allows authors to share characters, locations, and maps between stories.
- Any story that uses this setting automatically has access to that settings templates of characters and location to help them tell a new story in that setting.
- Settings can have special themes and UI styles that can be shared among stories.
- New characters and locations in a story can be elevated to be new shared content in that setting.
- Settings can be managed by a community of users that can be separate from One More Story Games Administrators.
Rules Collaboration using Time Periods
- A story is set within a setting which belongs to a time period.
- If it helps, you can think of a time period as a story genre or mythology.
- A time period sets up all of the rules for player characters:
- gender and race – allows for expanded fantasy or science-fiction races and genders
- professions – the different character classes for that period
- attributes – the primary characteristics of players used to set up conditional checks for conversations, chases, combat or other events
- location types – helpful for starting to categorize the different locations in your settings and stories
- All of these definitions can be used as scripting parameters in any story set within this time period.
Scalability Using Permissions
- One of the initial questions we get about approving stories is “how are you going to review EVERYTHING on the site?”
- Our goal is to have levels of administrators who will help manage published content.
- If a story is being offered for publication, then that story can be reviewed and approved by any of the administrators who manage the setting.
- If there are any problems with that story, then the administrators of story time period can step in to help edit or revise any issues.
- If things get out of hand in the time period, then we (One More Story Games admins) can step in and help in any edits or problems that have arisen within those nested communities of creators.
We look forward to building a collaborative community of storytellers that will help maintain those stories by their setting and genre.