27 October 2011

Going Wiki

The people this mostly concerns will likely have already heard about this via Wave or Facebook, but I'll write a blog post too, since it's a not an un-trivial update to my website.

For well over a year now I've been running a fantasy RPG set in a world I made up, called Va'ita. The world itself was in development for several months before the game begun, and I wrote a fair amount of background material which I put up on my website.

The thing is, except for a small content update not too long ago (I blogged about it), I haven't really expanded this background material at all. 'Cause, you know, I'm lazy, and stuff.

On the other hand, we've got some creative people in the gaming group who have in the past contributed many cool ideas concerning both their characters and the world itself.

So I started thinking, what if I'd turn the world's website into a wiki? This would have the benefit of allowing other potentially interested people to contribute material, and also make it easier and faster for me to edit and add material. Now, of course I'm not expecting a flood of cool material, but at least it has the potential of becoming a useful tool in the continued development of my world.

I installed MediaWiki on my host server this afternoon. This is probably the most widely used wiki software out there, best known from Wikipedia. Installation was pretty painless, and I have now more or less completed copying the material from the original website. This material is of course in dire need of editing and reorganising to make the most out of the wiki format. And then there are the many topics that should be written about. So many red links...

And the wiki itself can be found here.

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