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SED Headquarters Destroyed!

The SED HQ was destroyed earlier this week by an opposing force fighting for domination of the bottom of SpinDizzy, and eventually the entire surface. Morticon and other SED members returned from a trip to a space colony for acquiring weapons and training only to discover their base was changed into rubble. No one was believed to be inside at the time. Due to the intensity of the blast, no items were found to be salvagable.

All of the SED's prized possesions were either destroyed or found missing upon a cursory inspections. Years of research and knowledge, artifacts acquired on many adventures or made in the lab, most of Portia's books, weaponry, advanced robotics, and various personal belongings are now lost forever. All SED members who resided in the base are now effectively homeless. It is not clear on when - or if - the SED will rebuild.

The base was located underneath N6 E2.

RP interests (RP Meeting Notes)

The RP meeting was a success. The participants (Shadowcatcher, Leowulf, Portia, Morticon, Chanspot, Slug, Natasha, Tzolkin, Pathfinder, and maybe a few others I forgot) basically agreed they were all ready for RP. All that seems to be needed is to get something organized with a theme/plot and regular time that would interest one or more of them. Here's what everyone seems to be interested in:

Chanspot enjoys highly detailed, involved RP. I suppose I'm a bit odd in that, but it's something that's developed over the last few years. I'll pick up a game like Tekumel and drool over the cover of it a while. I like sights, sounds, smells, to mean specific things.

Natasha says, "Hi. I'm not necessarily intending to roleplay as Natasha, but I do prefer RP that's fairly open-ended and not too bloody. Tra la."

Morticon says, "I'm... Morticon. I'm best known for my silly SED TPs in the garden, but I actually run and participate in a number of more serious RPs on the map (of about all genres). Many SED related, some not. I also like to do a lot of exploring. Additionally, I've fiddled here and there with 'experimental' RPs... that don't nessecarily have a plot... but are there to explore something... a concept, or a fragment of something... who knows. And of course, I'm always looking for new people to RP with and to help make more RP happen."

Portia is Portia Lee from a world called Gaea. I am a mage by trade as well. I would like all sorts of RP. Portia lilts, "I also tend to help foster others RP skills, run a number of general RPs, and likes both serious and silly, though I probably come across as a very uptight snob at times."

Andros Verde from Earth and later on Tauren Prime and is interested in scifi RPs similar to that of the Tauren Empire RP from a while back. After partially running that RP I'd like to try my hand at that sort of thing again. I can go for a wide variety of RPs though.

Chanspot also likes RPs with large, snarling werewolves with chainsaws, but hasn't gotten a DM to take me up on it yet. :(

Tzolkin softly squeaks, "I'm known as Tzolkin, I'm somewhat of an engineer/programmer, and I enjoy all sorts of roleplaying. The type I'd like to participate more in is the more serious or 'dark' type stuff, as I can already easily find the other kinds of roleplaying I like, whether here or elsewhere."

Leowulf says, "Well, you all know me as Leowulf, don't know if I'll be bringing in a different character, but I enjoy exploring, and if I can do that IC with a little RP, all the better."

Slug chirps, "I am probably more known for my eccentric characters and lighthearted RPs, but I have been involved with a variety of different ones ranging in tone. I prefer RPs to be fluid and not too bogged down with text DURING the event (novel-length character descriptions), but backstory is great. My typical RPs are usually large, one-shot events. But I am considering starting my own multi-session campaign once RL stuff settles down."

Pathfinder says, "Am Logan Pathfinder, dimension traveler. Think of Doctor Who with a anime and furry twist and you have a good ideas of what I do. Be it one day flying some mecha to going to a world to hang out with superheroes. Seen alot, done alot and looking to do something with people. I general see myself as a Hero so no asking me to do something I see as evil. Beyond that I give just about any RP a try."

Shadowcatcher smirks, "Well, my name is Shadowcatcher, and I'm a nictusune. You'll see me get involved in just about anything that intersest me, from simple mischief, helping out solving the odd puzzle, to my own acts of villany.

Other topics included RPs of past and present that people liked, and RPs that they didn't. Also dicussed were any perceived obstacles to RP and how to solve them. Ideas that came out of that were to make the RP board a global, adding a program that allowed others to add their RP groups and the members for public viewing, a more comprehensive map or list that showed 'themed areas' which could be used for RP. The SED was percieved as a clique, but it is actually open to new members (you just have to ask!). The 'rpp' command was brought up. Lots of other things were discussed that aren't covered here.

Additionally, Portia will be holding her RP class next week (watch eventlist for details!), the casino is opening soon, and another one of these meetings may be held again in the near future.

Games at Every Corner!

Casino opening!Spindizzy is blessed with a number of curious, talented folks who love to make games, and we're celebrating their hard work and yours on the 14th of December. Come by, play a few games, talk with friends, and celebrate the opening of SpinDizzy's first casino! We have the usuals like Boggle, Whomp-A-Rat, Othello, Yahtzee, the sophisticated Cribbage, and unusuals like 10,000, as well as a solid RP theme involving shiny things. There's something for everyone, and we'll be swinging the doors wide open.

Win prizes, play games with friends, chat, or RP with the genie we have in the bathroom. So please, come by and say hello. :)

Directions: luge N2 W2, sw, c
Time: Dec 14, 7 MUCK time

Jellicle Cat Makes Tasty Observation

Last week in the Rose Garden, Patch O'Black, local Jellicle cat, noted that there are three subjects that are sure to start an argument, "Politics, religion...." he said.

Argon, local centaur, interjected, "And how Jellicle you are?" Patch replied, "No, Argon. The third is, what to put on a pizza!"

True to his words, the group started talking about what should, and shouldn't go on a pizza. Everything from apple slices to zuchinni were tossed about. Some were stated with gusto and others with revulsion.

Luckily, several pans of pizza dough had been set out on one of the tables, and with all the ingredients being thrown out for discussion, most landed on the pans. These ended up in a pizza oven that just happened to be there, and soon everyone was enjoying delicious pizza! "Good" and "bad" ingredients, depending on your tastes, were all mixed up and combined to make pizza that no one had any complaints about. The discussion worked so well that next time the group decided to discuss soup!

The "Eventlist" Crystal Ball

Each week @Action News will print the "Eventlist" notices here. This list will be accurate as of press time, but be sure and check it during the week. Activities and events can be proposed, rescheduled or event cancelled for all sorts of reasons. So stay "in the know" by checking Eventlist often.

To get a list with details as shown here, enter eventlist #week #long.

RP Workshop
From: Wed 12/13/06 07:00 PM to: Wed 12/13/06 08:00 PM
Location: RP Central (rpc)
Event Owner: Portia

This is a Role Play workshop designed to assist those who are interested in rping to improve and refine their character concepts as well as learn some basic rules to rping including appropriate protocols and improvisation.

During this session, we will continue with character development and freeform combat protocols and a demonstration. If you have any questions before then, please feel free to contact Portia via page, mail or in person.

Casino Opening!
From: Thu 12/14/06 07:00 PM To: Thu 12/14/06 09:30 PM
Location: luge N2 W2, sw, c
Event Owner: Chanspot

Spindizzy is blessed with a number of talented folks, and we're celebrating their hard work and yours on the 14th of December. Come by, play a few games, talk with friends, and celebrate the opening of SpinDizzy's first casino! We have the usuals like Boggle, Whomp-A-Rat, Yahtzee, the sophisticated Cribbage, and unusuals like 10,000, as well as a solid RP theme involving the SED and shiny things. There's something for everyone, and after months of secrecy and planning, we'll be swinging the doors wide open.

Win prizes, play Yahtzee with friends, or RP with the genie we have in the bathroom. So please, come by and say hello. :) We look forward to seeing you there!


Greetings all, Ba'ar here with your Spindizzy @Action News Survey for this week. What's your favorite non-traditional holiday song?

  • Argon says, "Itsy Bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini, Ba'ar."
  • Ba'ar says, "My own personal choice is 'Christmas Wrapping' by The Waitresses."
  • GrumpyBear grumbles, "Alice's Restaurant."
  • Borris Gruffs, "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer!"
  • Lou adds The Story Of Snoopy's Christmas.
  • Tzolkin doesn'thave a favorite holiday song, as he doesn't listen to anything out of the ordinary during said time.
  • Slug hates all Christmas music.
  • Gilead chirps, "I like Carol of the Bells."
  • Andros says, "The Hanukkah Song."
  • Ping headtilts, thinking. "Y'know, I don't have a good answer. I don't go out of my way to listen to holiday music, traditional or not."
  • Kefan says, "I'm inclined to go with "Let's Have A Patrick Swayze Christmas" from MST3K."
  • PatchO'Black mews, "'What's This?', from 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'."
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