Started by Revelations, May 13, 2005, 05:42:51 PM

Is it O.K. to ask what the staff will be doing at the AIM in terms of Armageddon?
Here is only one admirable form of the imagination: the imagination that is so intense that it creates a new reality, that it makes things happen.  -   Sean O'Faolain

Typically they hold at least one meeting that's a lot like player-staff meeting, brainstorm ideas, talk about direction we want the mud to go in.

But for most part, it's R&R.

Yeah... the AIM has ... for the most part ... been our chance to not be imms for a week. We do banter about the mud on and off, because it's one of the big things we have in common. Mostly though, it's a chance for us to meet each other (there's new people every year) and get to know the fellow staff members as people. It makes it easier to work with them.

A lot of neat ideas have grown organically out of the AIMs in the past, mostly because while we're getting killed by Ness on the X-Box, or fishing, or tossing a football  back and forth, or whatever, ideas are floating around.


Saikun enters the kitchen and brings forth an ambrosia of his own making, a thing whose glory reaches beyond the perceivable, a taste unlike those which have been discerned by man in ages past.

(Although that may be because man in the past had better instincts.)
i]May the fleas of a thousand kanks nestle in your armpit.  -DustMight[/i]

Ooo... Savak's getting a little extra something special in his shepherd's pie, all right.

Also, Raesanos, I am flattered. This year should be interesting. I've never made it for so many people before.


This is the 5th or 6th year we've done this, I think.  One year was spent rebuilding ginka, and we went through the bugs/typos/ideas files fixing a huge slew of stuff.

For the most part, though, it's a chance to hang out with each other, and get to know the new people.  We take turns cooking, so people get a chance to show off whatever their speciality is.    There's at least a couple consoles around, and people playing (Gladiator, the Sims, and Soulcaliber II were favorites last year) and usually board games such as Settlers of Catan or Illuminati.  And cards - usually euchre, lots of euchre.

There are chances to brainstorm and talk about policy, and we take advantage of those.  I always come home with a bunch of ideas generated there.  But it's mainly R&R - a lot of good friendships have grown out of this tradition, and I'm really looking forward to it.

I personally can't wait to go this year. It is a great, relaxing time and it's an awesome group of people - very mellow and fun.

(I'm bringing x-box stuff this year, muah.)
"Change is not inspired without risk.." - Eniriah

I'll be sitting by the pool, lying on the beach, sitting in the hot tub...

Oh wait, did you say Armageddon? What's that again....    :twisted:
"It doesn't matter what country someone's from, or what they look like, or the color of their skin. It doesn't matter what they smell like, or that they spell words slightly differently, some would say more correctly." - Jemaine Clement. FOTC.

I go for the board games. And to watch the fistfights over who gets to cook.

Ask me if I'm a tree