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Accessibility

Accessibility tips and advice for game creators, informed by interviews with non-sighted players and quotes from members of the VI community.

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Community

Tips and advice for making creating welcoming communities, addressing sources of toxicity, and solving community-related issues in roleplaying games.

Game Design

Practical advice for game creators, developers, and admins. Includes everything from considerations of game mechanics to player retention.

Gaming

Information and advice relevant to people who play games online - especially text-based games. May include topics related to video games and tabletop games, too.

Ideas & Lists

Articles with ideas and/or lists useful for creative writing, world-building, or improving upon games.

MUDs

Everything to do with the genre of multi-user dungeons (MUDs), including articles and advice specific to different styles of MU* games.

Roleplaying

Ideas and advice related to roleplaying with text in multi-user (MU*) games, virtual tabletops sessions, Discord servers, forums, and even video game chat channels.

Storytelling

Tips and advice for storytelling, especially in the context of multiplayer text-based games such as MU*s, play-by-post games, and chatrooms that support roleplaying.

TTRPGs

Ideas, stories, and advice relevant to tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPGs), especially sessions held virtually over text.

World-building

Ideas and advice for building immersive worlds game worlds with text, such as MU*s, play-by-post games, chatroom roleplay games, and interactive fiction.

Writing

Articles with ideas and advice for creative writers, especially those who write in the context of text games.
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