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jointhesagaNov. 24th, 2004 06:22 pm OS: Red-Eye Flight novel on sale now!

Red-Eye Flight, the OtherSpace novel produced during National Novel Writing month, is now available for purchase via Cafepress.com. To learn more about the book, check out the FINAL cover art, or order, visit this link: http://www.cafepress.com/jointhesaga.14775637

5 percent of proceeds of book sales go to Child's Play charity until Christmas!

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jointhesagaNov. 22nd, 2004 03:59 am OS: Red-Eye Flight novel forthcoming

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Rather than go through the arduous process of shipping Red-Eye Flight off to agents or would-be publishers, which could take years, I've decided to use Cafepress.com to produce the book via print-on-demand technology.

So, once the first official OtherSpace novel is finished, I'll put it up for sale through Cafepress.com. Cost will depend on the size of the book (not huge, by most standards) and the type of binding.

Ideally, we'll have the book ready for sale well before Christmas.

Thanks much to Bahamut for the gorgeous cover design!

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Current Music: U2 - Vertigo

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jointhesagaNov. 21st, 2004 10:39 pm JTS: Affiliates selected!

Something new I've started at http://www.jointhesaga.com is an affiliate program in which I endorse quality roleplaying games outside the JTS umbrella. I don't run them, but I think they've got a lot of potential for enjoyment!

The first three affiliates listed on our site are:

- Into the Black MUSH (inspired by Joss Whedon's Firefly series)
- In Nomine Symphony and Silence MUSH (based on Steve Jackson's In Nomine RPG)
- Shadows of Isildur (inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings)

Check em out! :)

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Current Music: Matchbox Twenty - Bright Lights

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jointhesagaNov. 21st, 2004 06:58 pm JTS: +KUDOS!

Ever wanted to give an attaboy to a staffer? Since they can't receive +votes, we've created a way for players to recognize their efforts. Type +kudos (name) to commend a staffer. Type +kudos by itself to get a list of the staffers that have received praise. We'll cycle it monthly and report the top-rated staffers, similar to the RP Notables!

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Current Music: Springsteen - Blinded By The Light

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jointhesagaNov. 20th, 2004 10:31 am JTS: Just so it's official!

We're officially listed as a partner in Child's Play's fundraising efforts. Check it out at http://www.penny-arcade.com/childsplaycharity/partners.php

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Current Music: U2 - Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own

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jointhesagaNov. 19th, 2004 02:32 am JTS: Supporting Child's Play!

Working in tandem with Iron Realms Entertainment, Jointhesaga.com has jumped in for the holidays to help Penny Arcade’s annual kids’ charity, Child’s Play - http://www.childsplaycharity.org/

As a partner in giving, we’ve pledged to give 5 percent of gross proceeds from Chia Credit purchases and support donations for the other games of Jointhesaga.com to Child’s Play between now and Christmas. So, when you help us out, you’re also helping out Penny Arcade’s endeavor to get toys, games and cash to kids in five hospitals around the United States.

Child’s Play is a charitable organization formed by the creators of the popular Penny Arcade online comic site as an effort to disabuse the public of the notion often perpetuated by the media that gaming always leads to bad things for society. Through Child’s Play, they’ve done an excellent job of demonstrating just what good can be done by gamers like you and me.

To order Chia Credits, visit http://chia.jointhesaga.com/chiacredits.html

If you don’t play on Chiaroscuro but want to contribute generally to support Jointhesaga.com, just use the PayPal donate button at http://saga.jointhesaga.com/mt/

Thanks for your support and happy holidays!

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Current Music: Miracle Drug - U2

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jointhesagaOct. 29th, 2004 12:51 pm JTS: Server reboot complete!

The server reboot is complete. The games are back online! Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Current Music: Pentagon missing-explosives denialfest

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jointhesagaOct. 26th, 2004 12:30 pm JTS: You're Not George W. Bush Week!

During the past six years, we've invited quite a few people on our games at jointhesaga.com to ... how shall I put it? ... seek entertainment elsewhere. Just to spotlight a few:

- The guy who couldn't stop shouting "FAGORT!" on our Public discussion channel.
- The guy who kept walking in and out of roleplaying scenes, kicking people for no apparent reason.
- The guy who blew up La Terre.
- The guy who kept ejecting out of starships that didn't belong to him.
- The guy who got assassinated and then embarked on a campaign of truth to bring us all down, rarely to be heard from again while our games prospered.
- Every guy who ever wrote a terrible bio - from the Godfather pimp to Zizu the monster slayer.

From now until Nov. 3, however, we're opening the doors of our games to these people again. Why would we do such a thing? Why? Simple! For all their faults, none of these people has ever, to our knowledge:

- Driven a world superpower into record-setting deficits.
- Launched a war against a country without any evidence that it had done harm or intended harm to the United States, thus creating a chaotic situation in that country so that now there's ample evidence people who dwell there want to harm the United States.
- Imprisoned people without due process.
- Overseen the worst economy since Herbert Hoover.
- Purposefully, repeatedly and stubbornly mispronounced the word "nuclear."
- Suffered difficulty chewing a pretzel to such a degree that they nearly choked on it.

That's right. None of these people are George W. Bush. For that reason alone, I'm lifting the moratorium for one week only. If players who aren't George W. Bush want to come back into the fold at jointhesaga.com's games - OtherSpace, Chiaroscuro and Reach of the Empire - they're invited to do so. Just log on, create a character and get back into the mix. If a sitelock is in place, drop me a note at wes@jointhesaga.com so I can remove it.

Remember: This offer is only good until Nov. 3. Because, after that, if all goes well, George W. Bush will have all kinds of free time to play MUDs ... and I'll want to let him in too.

Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Guns N Roses - "Welcome to the Jungle"

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jointhesagaOct. 24th, 2004 12:47 pm JTS: Bring out your dead!


This is an open invitation to *all* players of OtherSpace, Chiaroscuro and Star Wars: Reach of the Empire who have ever had a character die in the course of our storylines to join the mini-MUSH at Chiaroscuro known as the Dead-Like MU*. Here, your characters can exist in a netherworld without taskrolls, without luck cards, and without the chance of dying, since you're already dead. Dead characters also get building privileges within the Dead-Like MU* areas, so they can help shape the environment in which they dwell.

Log on to Chiaroscuro at jointhesaga.com 2003, resurrect your old character, and @mail Brody with the following message: "Sometimes dead is bettah!"


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Current Music: The Doors: "L.A. Woman"

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jointhesagaOct. 21st, 2004 10:34 pm JTS: New MU* promotion group started

I've started a new Yahoogroup, called coMUnity, for players and developers of any and all MU*s to promote and discuss their games.

The link for the group is here.

Posting is unmoderated, but membership requires approval before posting is allowed.

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Current Music: Astros v. Cards

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