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[Spooky G] https://archive.moe/tg/ghost/ (look for the latest thread)
[Spooky G Backup] http://archive.4plebs.org/tg/ghost/ (if moe goes down)
[The Cabal] #QMC @ Rizon.net (slightly related to quests; enjoys worldbuilding, mechanics and politics)
[Hugbox] #ques/tg/enerals @ Rizon.net (barely related to quests; enjoys [s]shitposting about[/s] Larro quests and anime)
[QuestMaster Directory] https://twitter.com/Eisenstern/lists/quest-runner-directory (post your twitter link in Spooky/Lively to get added; accounts that spam quest-unrelated messages may get removed)
[Anonkun] http://anonkun.com/user/Kas (CAN'T WAKE UP)
Gitting Gud (for a given value of gud):
[QM Starter Guide] https://docs.google.com/document/d/1emQ6IYzRYN4MG45Zl9a-0UH0ARuWLaBB_U924NXc-DY/pub (YMMV, read at your own discretion, somewhat out of date)
[Assorted QM advice] http://pastebin.com/nnXayuZT (humor might not be your cup of tea, YMMV as always)
[How to Start a Quest] http://pastebin.com/FHMtLTaJ (by exabyte, YMMV as always)
[Stuff About Dice] http://pastebin.com/MhwpNLBm
[BIG Character sheet] https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2_8lKX8mCRGdXBWNlVWSjBtRXM/
[System design pointers] http://www.darkshire.net/jhkim/rpg/systemdesign/
[Anonkun Help] http://anonkun.com/help
[How to English] http://www.cws.illinois.edu/workshop/writers/
[Self-Editing Tips] http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com/self-editing-tips-from-new-york-times-bestselling-author-gemma-halliday
[Refining your prose] http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/self-editing-back-to-basics-part-i-guest-post-by-karin-cox/
[Sentence Length Variety] http://www.kristisiegel.com/variety.html
[Writer's Quick Reference] http://www.ravenscourtpress.com/uploads/4/8/0/6/4806696/a_self-editing_checklist.pdf
[Smut Writing Advice] http://pastebin.com/eVp3jXHv (courtesy of /wst/, please stop begging them for quest smut)
[How to Write Women] http://pastebin.com/M5FNyVWH (by XS, smut based, YMMV as always)
[How Women Talk] (doesn't help much with writing)
[4chan X] https://github.com/ccd0/4chan-x (greatly improves 4chan usability; use with your favorite userscript manager)
[sup/tg/ Archive Script] https://greasyfork.org/scripts/2065-sup-tg-archive-quote-functions
[Tweetdeck] http://tweetdeck.com/ (twitter management, good for readers and QMs; requires a twitter account)
[Notepad++] http://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/ (install Autosave2 in plugin manager to not lose everything)
[Lucid Chart] http://www.lucidchart.com (flowchart web tool; requires email)
[Fool X](Use with Greasemonkey/Tampermonkey)
--[Original Version] http://pastebin.com/W7W2VtrQ (fixed to work with archive.moe)
--[Spooky Variant] https://github.com/Fiddlekins/SpookyX (embeds image links, expands replies inline, adds (You), etc.)
---Click the plus in the top right to get to the Settings page
[CSS Restyling] http://anonkun.com/stories/threads/css-adjustments-to-the-site-layout/i9nGN8yMn4KJ6ScLo (Current layout thread)
-- http://pastebin.com/eKAvdwgG (Layout Fix)
-- http://pastebin.com/jN4AXt6P (Chat fix)
[Akun Linker v7] http://anonkun.com/stories/threads/script-convert-text-links-into-hyperlinks/D6ne9Qez4ZXE24iQN
-- Parses all non-clickable links in chat and stories and makes them hyperlinks
-- Embeds recognised images because why the hell not
[Akun TagChecker v3] http://anonkun.com/stories/threads/script-html-tag-closer/jnZmuKMcek44eNyym
-- Checks chat input for html tag pairings on the fly and adds more as necessary
-- Does automatic hyperlinking if you enter a link, as well as embeds images
[Akun ReCap v5] http://anonkun.com/stories/threads/re-capitalising-usernames-a-solution-kinda/PpX7ut4nbdjKLxLwr
-- Replaces usernames with capitalised versions
-- Works from a list of username pairings, add yours to the google sheet linked in topic
[Akun AnonToggle v5] http://anonkun.com/stories/threads/script-akun-anontoggle/RQu32XEWraq5yoEye
-- Allows you to turn on/off Anonposting without opening up the profile
-- Button is next to chat for easy use
[Akun Review Page Fix v2] http://anonkun.com/stories/threads/script-akun-reviews-page-fix/KCtWQSg7sgCdbKkxS
-- Fixes http://anonkun.com/reviews and allows you to browse all reviews
[Akun FollowMap v2] http://pastebin.com/x1XfTpzs
-- Allows you to view a map of people following a person
-- Visit http://anonkun.com/user and enter a username to view it
-- Some further instructions: http://pastebin.com/q4pRaJ4V
-- HEAVILY UNTESTED
[Akun Live Images v2] http://anonkun.com/stories/threads/script-akun-liveimages/GuL7cKHuKamNzaqJa
-- Adds images to the list of live quests at the bottom of quests
[Akun Filter v0.1] http://anonkun.com/stories/threads/script-akun-filter/B7QqaQZtRTrsrmhQx
[Akun Filter v0.4] http://anonkun.com/stories/threads/script-akun-filter/B7QqaQZtRTrsrmhQx
-- Allows you to filter certain QMs or tags from the stories page
[Akun ImageToggle v0.3] http://anonkun.com/stories/threads/script-akun-imagetoggle/HScJWwdi5xSLYPy7u
-- Adds a button to chat that toggles off all images
[Cabal Suggestion Vault] https://factor.cc/pad/p/r.KEob5HNWCqLGmpUY (collection of premises; some may already be taken)
[Cabal Suggestion Box] https://factor.cc/pad/p/CabalSuggestionBox (leave your terrible premises here)
[Cabal Projects] http://pastebin.com/BB566FX5
> There's too many quests.
> /qu/ on 4chan when?
> When is [QUEST] coming back?
> [QUEST premise from earlier QTG thread] when?
When you run it.
> Can I run [QUEST]?
> Should I run [QUEST]?
Probably not, but that's never stopped anyone.
> Would anyone play [QUEST premise]?
> Give me advice on [QUEST premise].
> How do I git gud?
Lurk and learn. Read quests, ideally a spread of active and finished ones. Check out the links above. Write something everyday.
> Can you help me with [specific QUEST problem]?
Maybe. Take any advice you get with a grain of salt. Don't use your trip unless you're really sure. Try the IRC rooms for somewhat better advice.
> I'm a new QM! What should I avoid?
Asking this question. Follow the gitting gud advice above to avoid most pitfalls. A few other things:
>>Read new quests. Learn from their mistakes.
>>Use prompts. Don't remove prompts unless your players are creative with write-ins or they'll stop posting.
>>Only give options you want to write. Yes, they will pick the joke and demand you run with it.
>>Use a majority vote. Don't use last number of their post or highest roll to decide which option is picked.
>>Rolling goes after the option is locked in. Players otherwise choose the best option that can't fail.
>>Read your update out loud before you post it. Don't spend hours editing your update because of this.
>>Chargen kills quests. Usually. Hide it or remove it until you git gud.
>>Never demand your players name anything. They either disappear or post the worst suggestions.
>>Don't feed the trolls. Shut down their stupid write-ins before they sink your quest.
>>Don't meta-talk during the thread. Save anything not about clarifying the vote until the session's done.
>>Don't fear failure. Experience helps more than any guide. Don't get too attached to your premises.
>>Don't be afraid to stop. If you're not having fun, don't force yourself. Tell your players and try a different idea.
Note that everything above is for /tg/ QMs and may not apply to alternative sites. More advanced QMs, feel free to ignore this.
> Can I talk about quests on other sites?
>talking about quests
but yeah sure
> Good run times?
Ideally a chunk of four hours or more between UTC 1600 and UTC 0500. Most days have around the same activity. Weekends tend to be slightly more active than weekdays. Holidays tend to be less active.
> A big quest is running right now! Should I start my quest?
You'll be fine, even if a larger quest is running at the same time. Most players can balance two or three quests at once, assuming they also play the larger quest. Run when you can, not when there's "free space".
> I live in aussieland/the moon/somewhere isolated.
Sucks m8, go to WorldTimeServer.com and calculate a proper runtime for yourself, then cry when it's a shit time with no players.
> How fast should I update my quest?
10 minutes for the voting and 20 minutes for the writing is a good ratio. Anything up to an hour to update is generally accepted. If you take more than 90 minutes to post an update, try an alternative site.
> I DON'T WANT TO SIGN UP FOR TWATTER TO GET UPDATES ON QUEST SCHEDULES
Then don't. Bookmark the page.
> THE TWATTER BOOKMARK DOESN'T WORK ANYMORE
Your QM changed his Twitter username. Find the new one and call him a faggot.
> I DON'T WANT TO GET A TWATTER TO INFORM MY PLAYERS
Nobody's forcing you to. Don't come crying when you get no votes.
> I write my updates in the 4chan reply window. Why do people scream at me?
You'll lose an update someday. Use a word processor that autosaves and back up your previous updates with a private pastebin or file upload.
> Which timezone should I use to announce my quests?
EST or UTC are the most common and easiest to convert for your players, no matter their location. Make sure to specify which you use.
> Other quest sites?
>>Anonkun (4chan spinoff, has unique system, currently has uptime issues)
>>tgchan (/tg/ spinoff, imageboard)
>>QuestionableQuesting (SpaceBattles spinoff, bulletin board)
There are others but we don't talk about them.
> Which quests have eBooks?
pastebin.com/kbGzcbDb (others might be linked in their individual threads)
> How do I make quest eBooks?
You will need a text editor(optional, useful to strip residual formatting), LibreOffice Writer, Calibre and a PDF viewer.
(1) Find the archived threads, CTRL + F the QM tripcode and copy the posts into the text editor, tag the beginnings and endings of threads somehow.
(2) Save as plaintext.
(3) Open in LibreOffice, apply formatting, use the Headings and Title functions to distinguish between threads.
(4) Save one ODT and one HTML version in a folder with the Quest's title.
(5) Export as PDF, save the result in the same folder.
(6) Open Calibre, Click [Add Books], wait till the import is done, then [Convert Books] and choose MOBI and EPUB.
(7) Complete folder and compress.
(8) Upload to a DDL host.