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Amber information

I've got a lot of research ahead of me to find out all sorts of information I need for the Amber game at Conquest. It's all necessary research, and I feel that it would be a waste just to research it all for a game, and then leave it all afterwards.

As a result, I've set up a Wiki for it on one of my domains, so that as I find out all the things that I want to know (for example, Julian's hair colour is mentioned as black later in Nine Princes in Amber, even though it's only mentioned as "dark" in the trump description) I can put them in a place that's findable later, and that others might be able to use.

So, for your edification and enjoyment, I present the AmberWiki. Currently there's very little there (I think I've done two articles so far, and one of them was almost completely copied from Wikipedia) but as I go I'll be adding more to it as I do the research.

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ozisim
Feb. 11th, 2008 09:46 am (UTC)
cool.
I'll see if my background notes and quotes are still in my laptop...
though I think that I was using a different laptop back then... *squints*
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halloranelder
Feb. 11th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
I'm going to be doing that as well. The main problem at the moment is I'm trying to work out the best way of doing the references.

Since everything on there will be coming from a limited set of resources (10 books and 7 short stories) I'm trying to work out the best way to present references to that limited collection in such a way that makes it easy for anyone using the system.
travisjhall
Feb. 11th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)

I've just remembered... The Amber novels are all divided into chapters, none of which is longer than about ten pages (and many considerably shorter). References should include the chapter number, because these are consistent across editions, and do narrow down the location of the reference quite well.

If you want page numbers, choose an edition and stick to it (GBoA being my preference, as the most easily available edition today), as I said, but definitely use chapter numbers.

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halloranelder
Feb. 12th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
Book and chapter would most likely be enough in most places.

However, in the long run I'm thinking of setting an "automatic" system to do that where you type in a specific set of mark-up codes, and it fills in the details from what you give it.

For instance, something like [[ref b=1 ch=4]] would turn into something like Reference: Nine Princes in Amber, Chapter 4, with the appropriate wiki link to the book.

And I agree, this will be a fantastic reference. That's why I'm making it publicly accessible. I know that I've done a lot of this research before, and I know Travis did a lot of this research for his game, and I assume you did a lot of this research for your games, and etc, etc, etc. Why should we all have to do this research on our own, when we can share the knowledge?
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