Mobiles (NPCs and Prey) Improving!

Our mobiles (anything that moves/talks/etc. around on its own without a player) are handled by a program called Animazing. We've had some recent problems with Animazing in that it couldn't stay running the way it normally does... Read more »

Website Software Updated!

We updated the software that runs our website this morning. If you were up early enough you may have noticed the brief downtime of the website while I upgraded the CMS software, Drupal.

Let us know if anything seems out of place via either the in-game commands (bug, typo, gripe, idea, compliment) or the web-based request system (http://requests.narniamuck.org).

MUCKing Tip of the Day: RP Scenarios

Sometime when you're feeling creative and/or bored, brainstorm a list of fun and different RP ideas to keep for a rainy day. This helps you have something interesting to pull out of the box when there's nothing going on so that you don't get stuck sitting and talking about The Weather all the time. Some ideas to get you started: your Daughter of Eve has a persistent and embarrassing case of the hiccups, your Dwarf is ready to tar and feather his neighbor for snoring so loudly, and your Wolf keeps inviting the Squirrels' ire by stumbling upon their acorn stashes.

January 2012 Featured RP: Cantil Learns the Family Business

In which shoes are mended. Read more »

January 2012 Featured RP: Christmas Cheer

Nothing quite says all is well in Narnia like a Christmas tea. Read more »

SOPA/PIPA and NarniaMUCK

Dear MUCKers,

We at NarniaMUCK don't want this to be a place to push political agendas. For this reason, and because of our numerous non-American players, we will not be blacking out in protest of SOPA/PIPA. Instead, we've chosen this less extreme measure to inform you that SOPA/PIPA has the possibility of affecting our game if it passes. To protest or for more information, go to: https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/ or http://americancensorship.org/

MUCKing Tip of the Day: Adverbs

Writers will generally tell you to avoid adverbs (this is part of the 'show, don't tell' idea). In RP, they can be useful in order to quickly and clearly portray emotions so that others can respond, but try to save them for when they are really necessary. Some adverbs which get particularly overused include: rarely, often, swiftly, rather, quite, merely, slightly, suddenly, exactly, immediately, likely, and truly.

The Southern March

As some of you will have noticed, the region in southeast Archenland that contains the town of Coghill is called the Southern March. So far, Coghill has been the only place of interest in the Southern March, but in view of the upcoming Winter Hunt being hosted by Shar and Elriya, we've added the more rural area for which the region was named--that is, the woods and hill-country inhabited by the Hermit of the Southern March in The Horse and His Boy.

This is the territory that Bree, Hwin, and their humans travel through between when they cross the Winding Arrow (leaving the rocky valley) and when Shasta finds King Lune's hunting party in what we know as Eastern Archenland. It contains some places that will probably look familiar to fans of the books, so if you've got a Coghill alt (or want one), be sure to check it out beginning this Saturday, January 7th!

MUCKing Tip of the Day: Displaying Emotion

Try to fill your poses with information that would be readily apparent to others: things like facial expressions, body language, and tones of voice rather than thoughts, feelings, and motivations. It helps if you save the words 'clearly' and 'obviously' for things that truly are obvious to everyone present, such as "Lydia is obviously limping" instead of "Lydia looks furious, but clearly she loves you anyway". If your feelings really would be obvious, then show us how instead of just telling us that they are. In addition to being more realistic, this allows other players to choose whether or not their characters understand yours instead of deciding for them.

December 2011 Featured RP: New Arrival

Regarding the newest member of the House of Chesterton. Merry Christmas, Tyren and Astera. Read more »

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