Posted on November 13, 2014, 12:35:07 AM by Jubal
The Jolly Boar Kitchen opens!
Exilian does Food!Yes indeed, friends! This post proudly announces the opening of the new Exilian Food section, the Jolly Boar Kitchen! This area is specifically for discussion, tutorials, and all such chatter about matters culinary. Food or drink, meat or vegetables, vegetarian or omnivorous or vegan, anyone is very welcome to share recipes and discuss their adventures in the wonderful world of food making. Do you want advice on whether to eat a toasted sandwich or just toast? What about a crash course in how to bake? It's all going to be brewing and cooking here!
Posted on November 07, 2014, 01:13:12 AM by Jubal
Recent constitutional changes, and a new staffer!
It is with great pleasure that I can announce some major chances to Exilian's constitution, which will greatly affect how the site is run.
Firstly, the constitution has changed. There is now provision for a fully working finance system, run by a new official post (on which more later), and with the citizens and tribounoi having various powers to oversee what's going on. This should help free Exilian up from issues over who pays for what/whose turn it is and allow anyone who wants to to contribute to keeping this place going. There have been other major changes made to the constitution around election procedure and different types of staff, clarifying how the regularly and irregularly elected staff are given their roles and adding a number of other clarifications.
As always, you can refer to the constitution here: http://www.exilian.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=241.0
Secondly, as a result of these changes a new staff post has been added as a permanent administrator to oversee the Exilian's finances. This official is the Sakellarios, and I can now officially announce that Glaurung has become the first person to be ratified in this new role! Glaurung will be opening an Exilian bank account for the first time, which will allow us to be given donations to help keep the site running, advertise what we do, and also potentially feed into events such as future conventions.
I'm really hoping that we can make best use of this - Exilian is almost unique in the level of freedom and democratic accountability we have for our staff and members, and this will give us a lot of new options for what we can do as a community. If anyone has any questions, as always please ask here or in the Q&S forum.
Posted on October 16, 2014, 06:25:47 PM by Jubal
New Guns, Swords and Steam Website Launched, and start of Forgefyre!
It's here at last! After literally months of planning, procrastination, and occasional actual work, the Guns, Swords, and Steam setting has its own fully rebuilt and redesigned website. This will act as a repository for important articles and forum threads, and provide a new portal for people to explore the setting. For those who don't know, GS&S is an innovative setting that mixes steampunk, clockpunk, gothic, and fantasy elements to create a unique world with its own deep and rich mythos. With everything packed in - vampires, little folk, bizarre machinery, high politics and bloody warfar, run-down rural villages and bustling cities - there's a huge amount already to take a look at.
Not only that, but there's more excitement - namely the start of a new adventure, entitled "Forgefyre". As of today the prologue video has been unveiled, and the story will update regularly from now on at http://www.forgefyre.co.uk - keep checking back for more! The story will be unfolded with a mix of text, youtube segments, storytelling, and artwork.Hope you all enjoy the new story! Do bookmark it and tell your friends, and check back, more coming soon!
Posted on October 12, 2014, 04:52:50 PM by Jubal
New 0AD release!
0AD Alpha 17 - Quercus
Wildfire Games, an international group of volunteer game developers, proudly announces the release of “0 A.D. Alpha 17 Quercus”, the seventeenth alpha version of 0 A.D., a free, open-source game of ancient warfare. This alpha features a major gameplay rebalance, units on walls, trigger support, improved mod support and more!
Posted on September 23, 2014, 09:08:47 PM by Jubal
HyperNormal: The IndieGoGo Campaign!
HyperNormal - It's Crowdfunding Time!Lose your friends, lose your faith, lose your mind; HyperNormal is one girl's journey into madness... and it's coming to IndieGoGo! Pledge your support from as little as £1 or $1 to this fantastic indie game from Delta Studios. In the world of HyperNormal you can trust no one - friends become enemies as they turn monstrous and against you. Battle the monsters made out of Angel's friends and explore what made them that way. With unique features such as a stat tracker for your character's deteriorating mental state, this is a survival horror title like no other.
YOU can help get this released, and pre-order the game into the bargain! Take a look at the IndieGoGo campaign linked below to find out all the perks available for supporting HyperNormal!
Click here and donate today