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One Message Board Per Game... One Game Per Message Board?


While thinking about using an image to represent the gameboard/game map, I recalled doing this for a dungeon crawl game here at Runboard. I used one message board and then used a separate forum for each game. I would edit the gameboard/map image every time something changed. This is very easy with an ftp ap and my own web space for hosting images.

But now, with a better understanding of the forum, topic, post structure and recent experience working with background images, I wonder whether it might be advantageous to use a single message board for a single instance of a game.

My idea is to use a large background image at the top or bottom of the message board -- to appear on all pages of that board -- to represent the game board, map, or dungeon. Then the entire board could be used to organize the supporting game data, player interaction, and etc...

Of course, a sidebar could be useful for important game tools and links to often-used game reference material.

So, anyone have any experience with this? Do you have any knowledge about limitations and/or advice on implementing something of this sort?

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This sounds like an idea worth exploring. emoticon

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I would imagine that would take more work, but there's potential.

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I may try something like that here once things settle down on my life events.

The church side is done, the auto insurance side is still ongoing and that is causing other headaches that just take away from play time. *grrr*

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Pastor Rick wrote:

... the auto insurance side is still ongoing and that is causing other headaches that just take away from play time. *grrr*



I hate it when that happens! emoticon emoticon

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