…we’d agreed that the Space Race is 54 WR right? I know we SAID this in the chat, but I don’t see it posted anywhere.
With setting dates for White Cell from 52-54 WR.
And, as I’ve indicated elsewhere, City of Heroes starts in 43 WR, following the Defense of Egmont. (I mean, season 1 is a school year for Fara, so we go from 43-44. This makes Fara class of 47 – if she graduates on time.)
And the last few Proper posts were in or around 47-48, which means there’s some potential for “Lost Episodes” before White Cell blows everything to hell.
Other useful dates:
24 WR is the birth of GACA. (This is GACA 30th anniversary!)
27 WR is the end of the Great War.
35-36 WR was the Leviathan War.
Now, in the past, we had some in-story time progression linked to real-time, and this worked really well when we were students and had lots of time to post. But in as we entered our advanced age and grew into ancient people in our mid-twenties, this led to some awkward situations where certain characters would seem to be static for years. I’m wondering how people feel about time progression in Reborn; I can think of three options.
- Don’t do it. It’s 54 WR forever. This is kind of convenient, but it does make the story kind of static. It does make it easier for people who have to take a break to pick up where they leave off, though.
- 1:1 years. This makes bookkeeping kind of simple if we just remember “2018 is 54 WR,” but it might run into some of the same problems as the old system.
- Travis decides. His is the will. His is the way. All hail Travis, Timelord! As a practical matter, this would entail me (or other designated timekeeper) posting every year or so saying “hey, let’s advance the year! Any objections?” This would also require some judgement on the part of the timekeeper, to assess “oh, I think a reasonable amount of plot-related stuff has happened this year.” So if people have been busy and things have been slow we don’t awkwardly advance the year.