All the talk recently about the accuracy of the maps and what our world looks like has gotten me thinking about another thing. I love that the history of New Babbage is clearly defined through peoples blog posts and through the Wiki. What I love about our world even more is that people have expanded their stories beyond the borders of New Babbage into the world at large. Characters have spent time in Africa, other steamland nations, and, if I recall, there is a character serving in a militia in Texas? I myself have spent some time in the northeastern part of the United States for my character’s storyline. My question is this. Is there a Wiki for the world beyond our borders? And if not, is there any desire to create one?
I am not suggesting that we need to lay out rules about what is allowed or isn’t allowed in developing our characters. I am only asking, for myself and newer members coming into the community who wish to immerse themselves in the RP side of New Babbage, for information that other people may have already established through their storylines.
For example, one thing I see on the aetherwebs frequently in other steampunk discussion areas or rp sites is the outcome of the US Civil War. Many times I see other steampunk/alternate history rp sites create a scenario where the Confederacy was victorious over the North, which opens up various RP scenarios. What is the case for the America that we, as New Babbagers, may visit. It would not make sense for me to RP a scenario requiring the South to have won the war and remain a separate nation if it has long been established by other players that the North won.This is just one example, I’m sure there are many.
Again, I do not want to seem as if I am trying to dictate rules about what can and can’t be role played. I really enjoy the fact that, although the majority of our RP revolves around things in New Babbage (as it should), players have broadened the span of the world by including things outside our borders. Having a Wiki or something similar to show what has already happened would help unify any external RP that characters may create, as well as developing a broader understanding of this wonderful world that we have chosen to build and RP in. Does anyone else agree?