Category Archives: Side Projects

Could Siboot Be Revived?

On his site Chris Crawford posted the above question about his previous attempt to re-imagine the 1987 version of Trust & Betrayal: The Legacy of Siboot using Storytron technology. (I like to think his 2014-2018 project was inspired by my … Continue reading

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Why is the Update of Accordance and Weight Traits Tied to Make Visible?

When adjusting accordance traits for Gossip actors I noticed something interesting happening in the Actor editor. As you switch between actors the values you set for their core personality traits is updated in the editor but the values for the … Continue reading

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Gossip Personality Model

Teen Talk has three traits that model an actor’s personality. Gullible – How likely an actor will believe or disbelieve what another actor says Dishonest – How likely an actor will lie or tell the truth to another actor Vain … Continue reading

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Gossip Tutorial Outline

I believe I am ready to start writing the Gossip tutorial wiki. Yesterday I finished hooking up all the verbs in the 1.0.1 verb web together. Today I created an outline/map for the topics I want to cover and the … Continue reading

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Gossip Verb Web 1.0.1

I just finished hooking up the basic affinity verbs for the Gossip tutorial storyworld. The version I implemented is a little more linear than the verb web I originally came up. All the verbs are the same but the links … Continue reading

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Storytron May 2019 Update

Gossip Tutorial Chris Crawford thinks that if I do a new Gossip I should dump the simple design that he used in his recreation and implement something more robust, something he calls Super Gossip. His idea would add activities that … Continue reading

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Storytron Spring 2019 Update

Overview I came out of the Storytron Winter 2018 Update with a lot of optimism. Based on my list of SWAT enhancements, bug fixes, and related tasks I had high expectations and hopes for this release. Since then there have … Continue reading

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Principles & Personalities Tutorial

I am thinking of changing the subject matter of the Principles & Personalities tutorial storyworld that I am building for Storytron. Instead of loosely basing it on Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, using characters and situations from the novel, I … Continue reading

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Storytron 2019-2020 Roadmap

I came out of the Storytron Winter 2018 Update with high hopes, a lot of energy, and a list of SWAT enhancements, bug fixes, and other related tasks. Since then the Storytron Google Group has seen some spirited discussions (we … Continue reading

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Storytron Winter 2018 Update

TL;DR — SWAT v1.1 released, new “old” storyworld repository available, Storytron Patreon created SWAT version 1.1 In the five months since the StoryWorld Authoring Toolkit (SWAT) was open sourced there has been progress. Version 1.1 of the software is available here with these … Continue reading

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