MUSH Workshop: Fundamentals 1 - Attributes, Flags, and Objects

  • Sunday, May 17, 3PM PST on New Prospect MUSH I'll be hosting a class on fundamentals of interacting with a MUSH.

    In this session I'll be covering attributes, flags, and objects. For some players, interacting with these things involves mysterious incantations (&something something=something). I'd like to dispel the mystery and have everyone leave with a working knowledge.

    The primary audience are players who know how to get on a MUSH and RP but aren't so confident with any of these three topics. More experienced players may pick up a thing or two and can certainly help translate from Sponge Robot Speech(tm) to human.

    I plan to turn this into a series on MUSH fundamentals. The second session should be "Commands, Substitutions, and Help". Sometime later, "Permissions, Powers, and Locks". I'd like the series to work toward classes on soft-coding built on a clear progression from pure basis to advanced topics. We'll see how it goes.

    I'd like to see workshops about all aspects of contributing, especially how to plan and execute stories. I'm trying to sucker some of my own people into putting these together. It's something that benefits from lots of different viewpoints and sets of experiences so I think the community would be well-served by lots of people doing these.

    If anyone wants to run a workshop on MUSHing, I'm happy to provide space, from a clean TinyMUX install to a "fully-formed" game.

  • If you run or play on a game and think players there might be interested and staff are cool with it, please post a copy of the above on the appropriate +bb.

  • This will begin in about two hours.

  • Tutorialist

    Are logins disabled?

  • login, create, and guest are all enabled. Unused logins do get recycled.

  • Tutorialist

    I just tried connecting again, and got this:

    Connecting to
    Connected - ( - 17/05/2015 - 18:41:14

    Sorry, connections are not allowed from this host.
    Disconnected from host. - 17/05/2015 - 18:41:14

    Since all I did was log on, ask what time the workshop was, and log out, I'm -pretty sure- I didn't do anything to get banned in the downtime, lol. What's the deal?

  • Siteban carried over from CoH. They've all been flushed. Please try again.

  • Is the log going to be posted somewhere soon? This should be helpful to people like me, who plans to run a game in the future.

  • Posted! The code tag on this wiki doesn't line-wrap but you can download the log from the link above the code block.

    In a couple of weeks I'll have office hours on New Prospect in case anyone wants to ask questions about what was covered in this session.

    The next session will be on understanding Commands, Substitution, and Help. It's probably a month out.

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