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Re: [vox] LUGWAR (it's a concept -someone else can run with it :)
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Re: [vox] LUGWAR (it's a concept -someone else can run with it :)

So you need characters with ratings like:

   Real Name:   Bob
   Username:    Bopper
   Opinionated: 6/10
   Programming: 8/10
   Fittness:    4/10
   Adaptness:   5/10
   Experience:  8/10
   Skills:      C/C++, graphics, PERL



On Tue, 11 Jun 2002, Steven Peck wrote:

> It's LUG WAR!!!!!
> You are a member of a LUG and your mission is to acquire members and MS
> converts any way posible!  Establish alliances and compete for resources
> with other LUGs and infiltrate local MS User Groups and convert them!
> All LUG groups start with 5 members who are active.  When you acquire
> new members there is always a chance that the new member will have a
> useful 'skill'.  You can also 'train' new members in 'The Linux
> Way(TLW)' thus increasing the overall 'skill' of your LUG and helping
> you increase your 'activity' score, but watch out for BURNOUT or failure
> where you lose members.  Skills are scripting languages, SysAdmin,
> promotion, graphics, security, and moderators.  But watch out, some
> members have STRONG opinions that may leads to list flame wars which can
> have an effect on productivity and scare new converts before TLW
> assimilation is complete .......
> Other ways to attract new members is to have Install FESTs to attract MS
> Converts.  The higher your member 'activity' level, the higher the FEST
> 'skill' and the better your chance of obtaining coveted CONVERTS.
> You can also lure speakers by asking, bargaining, begging, pleading or
> kidnapping of spouses (generally by cornering them at conferences and
> droning on until they beg their spouse to speak at your group so you'll
> let them go :).  -BUT watch out, other LUG's competing for resources may
> try and intercept your speakers and use them up before They speak at
> your group
> Choose your name carefully, as it can have an impact on who will speak
> at your group
> .... Will it be LUG or GnuLUG?  Will you advocate VI or EMACS?
> Reschedule meetings to obtain first speaker bonus!
> You will start small, you will first need to obtain a name, start a
> website and find a regular meeting space.
> Beware of the occassional danger of losing your CONVERTS to BSD or OS X
> if they get distracted and wander off, so keep up that steady supply of
> speakers.
> Depending on where you start, you gain bonuses.  Pick a University town
> and you will have high activity rates but the cost is an initial slow
> down in the summer.  You can counter act this by expansion and
> stability.
> If, in high population areas, you may find your self competing with
> other LUG's or alternate OS groups for resources.  Lower population
> area's may find growth slower.
> Don't forget the occassional FUD factor that will cause all your recent
> CONVERTS to bolt.
> Will you establish SIG's or committees?
> Will you hold Rally's or attend local harvest festivals?
> You can raise your groups 'status' by attracting Linux luminaries to
> participate on email lists and more by getting them to ATTEND
> meetings!!!!
> I was thinking of a turn's based game. :)
> Ah hell.. I ran out of ideas and it's late.
> Night all.
> -sp

Mark K. Kim
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