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Inspired by this IJBM.
I actually think a stickied YKTTW pimping thread would be a good idea. It would let people direct attention to their own YKTTWs without having to spam bump for updates and such. Plus it would act as another way to get people to notice and contribute to a YKTTW.
Ideally I think each new entry would have it's own post with a link to the relevant YKTTW. Then a big consolidation post on the first page would list all of the ones in the thread so far, crossing them off as they get launched.
Or this might be a silly and pointless idea. Thoughts?
Procedure for getting a YKTTW added to the master worklist. Just post a link and a short explanation about it at the end of the thread and PM me. I will add it to the master list on the first page as soon as possible. PM once it gets launched(or scrapped) so I can cross it off the list too.
YKTTW Workstation Master List
edited 15th Oct '10 11:36:27 AM by Alkthash
You volunteering to maintain it? If so, go ahead.
Sure, I'll maintain it.
For the sake of the rules here is my first YKTTW Rising City, a trope about cities that expand vertically.
This is a pretty good idea.
I Never Told You My Name: Used to cast suspicion on an otherwise unremarkable character by having them know information they should not— specifically, the name of the person they seemed to have just met for the first time.
Needs More Examples. Like, really badly.
^ Added a (hopefully suitable) example to your YKTTW.
Oh, hey, thanks. I didn't think it was getting any more examples, so I was going to launch it soon. I'd still like someone to iron out the description a little bit, unless they think it's fine?
About your example: I don't think I'll be using it, because I only have a few straight examples, and I don't want to confuse the meaning by adding too many variations, but thank you anyway.
edited 7th Sep '10 2:16:32 PM by KrisMahai
This exist? I never noticed,I never noticed this existed, a shame too.
Anyway, I have made this YKTTW and I though it has a decent number of examples, it really could use a more detailled and wittier description... something which I am not good at.
The description looks fine to me.
All right then. Also, I edited my post up there concerning your example.
It's not horrible but I know it can be much better. But maybe I just am being overly cautious.
@Kris: Now that I think about it, my example would probably fit better under I Never Told You It Was Poison. (Still, similar mechanic, as it were.)
No problem, the two are pretty similar. Thanks for trying to help, anyway.
I actually have a bunch of YKTT Ws in the YKTTW that I'm not quite sure what to do with. Should I post some of them here?
Rock Paper Scissors System
Inter-edit: The description? Uhh, the Super-Trope to Tactical Rock–Paper–Scissors and Elemental Rock–Paper–Scissors.
The description is very clunky. I don't know how to really describe this trope.
edited 7th Sep '10 10:06:05 PM by Meophist
Remember guys PM me when you want to add a YKTTW to this thread.
I thought I did...
It was for Glowsquid and future readers.
It's a couple months old, but I'm ready to push Informed Locale again: a work is stated to be set in a particular place, but no aspect or characteristic of that place is shown.
This thread is a Godsend.
A word of forewarning, though: Some of these YKTTWs, by their very nature, revolve around relatively NSFW stuff.
edited 22nd Sep '10 4:49:04 PM by MarqFJA
Eleventh Hour Larval State - W Hen one section near the end of a game is done in a weaker state or with less abillity than during most of the game.
Observation Is A Free Action: A character observing something (and thus providing a description) without taking up any actual time in the story.
Again people, PM me when you want a YKTTW added to the master list. And PM me once again if it gets launched. I'm not constantly checking this thread.
edited 24th Sep '10 12:41:41 PM by Alkthash
Over a week now, and only the Mother Nature YKTTW recieved any contributions. -_-; I'm starting to think that either few people bother looking this thread up, or practically everyone refuse to get within 10 feet of any YKTTW about "socially inappropiate" subjects.
edited 1st Oct '10 3:34:42 PM by MarqFJA
Corporate Carrier Group: A supposedly secret military force that is too big to be able to remain a secret. Needs A Better Description badly, and maybe Needs A Better Title.
edited 2nd Oct '10 4:20:58 AM by MarqFJA
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