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Post of the Month Winner Announced!
Feb 22, 2015 - 1:32 AM - by Nimlos
Post of the Month Winner Announced!

Wow. Just wow. In January, the Post of the Month contest set a record for number of nominations received. I've been doing this since the beginning (next month is the fourth anniversary of the contest) and it's a thrill to see there's still so much enthusiasm for it in the community.

Keep 'em coming.

Now, with no further delay: the Post of the Month winner for January 2015 is ... GleefulNihilism!

You can read the winning entry here. Please congratulate GleefulNihilism for this exemplary work.

The quirky detective is a mainstay of fiction. From Sherlock Holmes and his various obsessions and drug addictions to Columbo and his rumpled overcoat to Kojak and his lollipop, they're everywhere. Except, oddly, in gaming. Gleeful helps correct that void in this post, an interesting vignette of a couch-surfing detective who goes from one relative to another, sponging off them until they foist him on to the next relative. Black sheep of the family, no doubt, but a cunning detective.

The other nominations for January 2015 can be read here. Each is an exceptional entry and well worth the read.

The PotM contest for February is going on even as you read this. ... [Read More]
Farewell Admin Sedracus
Feb 17, 2015 - 12:31 PM - by Birched
Farewell Admin Sedracus
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Admin Sedracus is stepping off to the Elysian Fields of retirement after over seven years as a staff member in our community. He helped see the site through the transition from DnD Online Games to RPG Crossing, and acted in a leadership role behind the scenes. We will miss his reasonable and experienced voice, and his ability to cut to the heart of a problem. All hail Sedracus! Thank you, Sed, and we hope to see you around lots in the future. You were an incredible addition to the staff, and we're sorry to see you go.

RonarsCorruption, who most of you will know from his involvement in big site
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New option for image tags
Feb 13, 2015 - 1:55 AM - by Admin TeufelHeunden
We had some requests recently about the ability to add captions or short comments below images that you post. We cleaned up some of the code around the Image Tag [img] and its siblings [imgl] and [imgr] and at the same time added a new option that you can now use to add a small caption or comment below your image. The standard [img] tage will be centered when you use this new option and not allow any text wrapping around it, the other two tags will be aligned left or right respectfully and will allow text to wrap around them.

Using the tags without the new option will result in the same way they have in the past (no change to the functionality)

Feel free to click the spoiler button below to see some example usages of this new functionality.

As always, let us know if anyone has any questions about this new functionality.

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Dice Roller Bug Fix
Feb 10, 2015 - 10:30 PM - by Birched
There was a little fix to the dice roller earlier tonight, to treat the case where someone enters a dice roll with an equals sign and a blank space after it. I can think of no reason now why anyone would need to do that, but years ago I put a special case into the dice roller to allow it. I can't remember why.

So, basically
  1. A small bug should be fixed,
  2. I don't expect a problem, and
  3. Please let me know if you see a new problem that I was not expecting.

Thanks all, and carry on!

~B
2014 Post of the Year Winner Announced!
Jan 28, 2015 - 12:44 AM - by Nimlos
For those of us judging the Post of the Month and Post of the Year contests, the end of one year and the beginning of another means we're faced with the fiendishly difficult but immensely enjoyable task of deciding which one stood out above all the others, of choosing which single post represented the best work done on the site for all of 2014.

Selecting the best from the best is never easy, but finally a consensus was reached.

Please join the judges in congratulating our Post of the Year winner for 2014 - DAquilina!

You can read DAquilina's winning post here.

Here is what we wrote when DAquilina won for September: Monsters are all too common in our games. They lurk in dungeons, in forests, in sewers. They swim in the ocean and fly in the sky and sometimes pretend to be treasure chests, ceilings and stalactites. All too often, what they are not is monstrous. We've seen 'em all before and we know how to deal with them. In this post, DAquilina shows us a true monster. Through the eloquent and painstaking description, this kraken evokes a visceral fear. This is no mere bundle of stats, this is a true beast, and Albrecht's descent into the thing's mouth seems less like an encounter and more like a man being lowered into hell. It's a powerful, suspenseful piece of work.

Many thanks to everyone who took the... [Read More]
Quick critical maintenance and reboot all done now
Jan 28, 2015 - 12:04 AM - by Birched
Apologies if you couldn't get on the site for a few minutes about a quarter of an hour before this post. There was a critical patch that needed to be applied to maintain our server's security, which necessitated a reboot. Due to the nature of the problem, I deemed it necessary to put you all through a reboot immediately rather than waiting for a less busy time. Thank you for your understanding, especially if you didn't catch the five minute warning and had to wrestle with the site without knowing what was going on while the server came back up.

And that's it! We're all fixed up, so game on!

~B
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