In the latest episode of The Quest for the Golden Prim, the questers are facing some unexpected (and unpleasant problems) …
Posted in Games, Prizes!, Quest for the Golden Prim, Second Life, Steamlands, steampunk, The Primgraph, The Quest for the Golden Prim, tagged full episode, games, gaming, Quest for the Golden Prim, questers, quiz, second life, virtual worlds on June 21, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Events, Relay for Life, Relay for Life of Second Life, Second Life, The Primgraph, The Quest for the Golden Prim, tagged community, creativity, Events, explorers club, fabulous fantasy, Fantasy Faire, Fantasy Faire 2013, games, gaming, Relay For Life, RFL, RFLSL, second life, The Quest for the Golden Prim, virtual worlds on April 27, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Join us today, Saturday 27th April, at a party at the Explorer’s Club (Oriental Branch) from 2pm – 5pm to celebrate the relaunch of the Quest for the Golden Prim.
And – as the party begins, we suspect that some – at least – of the Fugitives will be safely under lock and key!
We’re combining a party to celebrate the return of the steampunk/gaslamp fantasy webcomic, The Quest for the Golden Prim with a Jail and Bail event to raise funds for Relay for Life at the Fabulous Fantasy Faire.
Followers of the web comic may recall that the three academics were falsely accused of murder in Steelhead but were fortunately able to escape from jail – only to find Steelhead threatened by a massive volanic eruption.
Volume 1 ended with the majority of the Quest attempting to fly before the explosion … their fate left hanging in the balance … and their destinatuion somewhat hazy …
Now we will be serialising Volume 2 on our new website at www.goldenprim.com – and we are planning to release a new installment each week, accompanied by games and contests.
So do come and join us from 2pm – 5pm today, to celebrate the relaunch of the comic, to explore the amazing Explorers’ Club, and to donate some Lindens to a very good cause!
Posted in Events, Party, Second Life, The Primgraph, The Quest for the Golden Prim, tagged charity, community, creativity, culture, Events, Fantasy Faire, Fantasy Faire 2013, Prim Perfect, Quest for the Golden Prim, Relay For Life, RFL, RFLSL, second life, virtual worlds on April 26, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
More news has come in about the dangerous fugitives, rumoured to be hiding out in the Faireland – as was warned in a recent post on the Fantasy Faire blog. Now further news has come in from Steelhead, where their crimes were apparently committed.
Demetrius “Fuzzball” Ortega, Marshal of Steelhead City, has informed us that he and his deputies – the famed “nun gunnies” – were investigating an anonymous tip regarding a disturbance at the home of a Mr. Carruthers.
The Sisters and the Marshal arrived to find the……”Questers” in the house, standing over the dead body of Mr Carruthers.
They were taken in for questioning.
And that should have been that …
Except that a mysterious accomplice disguised themselves as one of the deputies, bringing the Marshal some tea.
The tea was drugged, and as the Marshal passed out, they made their escape – having previously drugged the Deputies too!
Now the Marshal says that he has received a variety of communications suggesting that these “Questers” are in the Fairelands!
The Marshal says: “If you see one of these Questers, alert the Fairelands officials. They have the facilities for holding all ne’er do wells. Above all, neither approach them yourselves, nor assist them in any way. It is quite evident that they are very dangerous criminals.”
Note on the Quest for the Golden Prim:
There are several mysterious characters visiting the Faire with the words “Quest for the Golden Prim” or more simply the cryptic “QGP” in their titler. If you speak to them, they’ll be happy to tell you more – and they’ll share their calling cards with you too. It’s said that they’re based at the Explorers’ Club on Lotus Valley Dream – where it is rumoured that this delightful establishment is harbouring secrets of its own (as well as the ONLY washroom in the whole of the Fairelands!).
In fact, on Saturday 27th, there will be a party at the Explorer’s Club (Oriental Branch) from 2pm – 5pm to celebrate the relaunch of the Quest for the Golden Prim. And – as the party begins, we suspect that some – at least – of the Fugitives will be safely under lock and key!
Posted in Events, Quest for the Golden Prim, Relay for Life, Relay for Life of Second Life, The Primgraph, The Quest for the Golden Prim, tagged Events, explorers club, Fantasy Faire, Fantasy Faire 2013, Quest for the Golden Prim, Relay For Life, RFL, RFLSL, second life, virtual worlds on April 22, 2013 | 1 Comment »
As you have doubtless gathered by now, we are re-booting the web comic The Quest for the Golden Prim at Fantasy Faire, and Petlove Petshop valiantly battled the weekend lag to create a short tour of our installation there – the Explorers’ Club (Oriental Branch).
Have you heard about the Quest for the Golden Prim?
The Quest for the Golden Prim is a web comic, captured in Second Life, that first ran in The Primgraph magazine.
It tells the story of a very mixed group of adventurers who are gathered together to discover what happened to a Lost Expedition that set out to discover the Golden Prim years before. You’ll find out more about these adventurers as you collect their trading cards … available from the portraits in the gallery at the Explorers’ Club (and one of the Foo Dogs at the entrance). Check back to see which portraits are on display – and you’ll be able to collect the full set!
Volume 1 was made up of nine episodes (or chapters). You can read all the episodes at Calameo.
Now we are relaunching The Quest for the Golden Prim, this time as a special web comic. From Saturday 27th April, you’ll be able read the comic at www.goldenprim.com on a weekly basis – and every episode will come with games, puzzles or online hunts that will give you a chance to win special Quest prizes!
Please explore the Explorers’ Club at Fantasy Faire to learn more, to find trading cards for the characters and to find inworld copies of the first nine episodes in various places around the Club (where they’ve been left by forgetful adventurers).
There’s lots to see in the Club … including some secret rooms. But no fugitives from stern justice hiding out here – oh, goodness me, certainly not!
And you are invited to join us for our relaunch party on Saturday 27th April at 2pm – 5pm SLT.
(And by the way, the Explorers’ Club also has the only washroom in the Fairelands … there may be a queue.)
But there’s more than this … we are actually staging a special Quest adventure at the Faire – and you can be part of it!
As you walk around the Faire, you’ll see people wearing titkes that say “QGP” or “Quest for the Golden Prim”, and their character names. If you talk to them, they’ll give you information about the Quest, and about their characters … they should also give you their personal trading card (you can collect more trading cards by visiting the Explorers’ Club and collecting them from the pictures in the portrait gallery).
And keeping watching this blog, The Primgraph blog, and listening to Fantasy Faire Radio – because a story will be taking shape over the coming days …
Here’s the start …
There is new information regarding our expedition. We would like to engage your services once again.
Please meet us, at the Explorers’ club, Lotus Valley Dream, Fairelands. We will be studying the scientific nature of the Fairelands phenomena and will be staying at the club for about a week from the 20th April.
Professor McMinn, Dr Wirefly and Miss Primm”
Diary entry 21st April, 11am
I should probably have just burned the blasted card, but I’m somehow still somewhat intrigued by this whole group of haphazard adventurers and, needless to say, I could do with the work. So I kept the card, but moreover, I kept the appointment and now I find myself sat in the Explorers’ club. I arrived last night and so far there has been no sign of the three signatories. I’m not yet sure if I’m worried, it’s a bit too early, they are academics after all, and not renowned for their punctuality or reliability. I think I’ll save the worrying until after lunch.
Read more here.
There’s a special event to celebrate in Seraph City!
Seraph City, the beautiful 1930s dieselpunk city that figured as a key location in The Blackened Mirror – is celebrating its third birthday today, Saturday 6th April, with a party at the Seraph Club from 6 – 9pm.
There have been some changes recently in the region – awesome new sim surrounds, and the region is acquiring more mesh builds. There are also some available sites for renting, and plans to add some games – like the murder mystery in the offices of The Daily Prim (which will be updated shortly).
For today’s event, evening wear is preferred (1920s – 1930s style would be perfect), and, they say, “tea” will be available from the bar!
It should be a fun evening – hope to see you there!
Posted in Designing Worlds, Second Life, Sim, The Primgraph, treet.tv, TV, tagged community, creativity, culture, Designing Worlds, second life, treet, treet.tv, virtual worlds on March 1, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Now available on the web – our latest episode, as we visit the beautiful estate of the Coeurs, sometimes called the Duchy, a series of fourteen French baroque regions, each named after a specific region in France.
This is, however, not the highly formalised world of the Court, nor the seething poverty that led to the French Revolution, but a gentle and gracious style of rural living, with the bourgeoisie and the haut bourgeoisie living in beautiful surroundings with beautiful small towns and elegant homes, graced by the occasional chateau.
We are joined on the show by two of the owners of the estate, His Grace the Duke and one of the two Duchesses of the Coeurs – but we have permission to introduce them by their less formal names, as Bedrich Panacek and SkyeRyder Varriale!
In their company, we explore museums, canals, courtyards and carriage rides – because the Duchy has one of the most elegant systems of transportation anywhere in Second Life, as residents can order carriages to come to their door and take them anywhere in the estate. Or – like Elrik – some might prefer to travel by boat and see the amazing locks, based of locks designed by Leonardo da Vinci.
The majority of incidental music in this episode is by Kevin MacLeod.
Posted in Christmas, Designing Worlds, New Babbage, Second Life, Steamlands, The Primgraph, treet.tv, TV, tagged Christmas, coal shortage, Designing Worlds, second life, Steampunk, treet, treet.tv, virtual worlds on December 12, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Now available on the web – our seasonal New Babbage show!
There’s a coal shortage in snow-covered New Babbage, as Saffia and Elrik pay one of their periodic visits to the steampunk city. But they’re just visiting some of the libraries there … what could possibly go wong?
Before long, Saffia and Elrik, aided by the Assistant Maceholder Victor Mornington and Librarian Bookworm Heinrichs – accompanied, of course, by a hapless Mr Biggins – are dragged into an adventure involving stolen books, seasonal curses and a highly dangerous book, fit to be mentioned in the same breath as the Necronomicon and the Book of Al Azarine …
Uncle Tingly book designed and created by Edward Pearse
Bells, Bookstand (and chains) designed and created by Beq Janus
Posted in Designing Worlds, New Babbage, Second Life, Steamlands, The Primgraph, treet.tv, TV, tagged Christmas, Designing Worlds, second life, Steampunk, The Primgraph, treet, treet.tv, virtual worlds on December 10, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 10th December, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams when we’ll be taking a seasonal trip to New Babbage. A rather chilly one too, if all the reports we’ve heard about the coal shortage are true!
Now, our trips to that industrial steampunk city have not been entirely without incident in the past – what with murders, dangerous dark mermaids, mendacious Santas and purloined diamonds … to say nothing of Elrik being mistaken for Sherlock Holmes, or that time we discovered the dark secrets under the lost Asylum …
But really, we’re visiting libraries this time! What could possibly go wrong?
Although we might wonder why it’s necessary to keep a certain children’s book chained up in a locked desk …
So join us, at 2pm today, to unlock the true terror of Uncle Tingly’s Christmas Tales for New Babbage Young ‘Uns … if you dare.
Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in at 2pm SLT on Monday for the live show on http://treet.tv/live – where you can now chat with other audience members and even some of the participants during the show – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds – our very own version of the iPlayer!
Uncle Tingly book designed and created by Edward Pearse
Bookstand (and chains) designed and created by Beq Janus
Posted in Christmas, Designing Worlds, Jigsaw, New Babbage, Second Life, Steamlands, The Primgraph, treet.tv, TV, tagged Christmas, Designing Worlds, gaming, jigsaw, jigsaws, second life, Steampunk, The Primgraph, treet, treet.tv, virtual worlds on December 10, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Today’s jigsaw is a wintery vista of the industrial steampunk city of New Babbage under a dark sky, captured by Wildstar Beaumont. Too dark and cold for even the urchins to be abroad, New Babbage is shivering in the grip of a severe coal shortage.
Fortunately (fortunately?) Miss Widdershins and Mr Merlin are on the way …
That’s right, today is the broadcast of Designing Worlds’ Christmas trip to New Babbage … what could possibly go wrong?
Let’s do a jigsaw – full details of the show will be coming shortly.
Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).
If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.
Today I have some sad news to share with you.
After a lot of reflection and discussion, we have decided to close The Primgraph as a magazine. It will continue as – I hope – a very active blog, with its mixture of news and events and the occasional story.
The Quest for the Golden Prim will also continue as a free-standing quarterly. Indeed, we are looking into ways to bring this to a wider audience outside virtual worlds.
The Primgraph Press in Glengarry will be closed which is, frankly, breaking my heart as I loved that build and the AWESOME printing press created for us by Edward Pearse.
The Daily Prim offices in Seraph City will remain, to be used as the basis for roleplay. We plan to run more murder mysteries from there.
Why are we closing the magazine?
To put it simply, the revenue we raise through the magazine doesn’t make it economically viable. Prim Perfect has, in effect, had to underwrite The Primgraph – and that just doesn’t make sense.
This has been despite the best efforts of a whole range of people – including our three ad managers: Diva Regina, Elegia Underwood and Bellaluna Galaxy. They all worked extremely hard, but it became very clear that the market for The Primgraph is, sadly, too small to sustain a magazine of the quality we wanted to produce.
Both Bellaluna and Terry Lightfoot (our amazing designer) have, with regret, stepped down after the last issue for real life reasons. However, Terry has agreed to help us make a Farewell issue of the magazine which will go out later this year, which will contain the second half of Denny Kozlov’s brilliant story, A Clockwork Romance, among other things.
What about Prim Perfect?
Prim Perfect is doing very well indeed. We have a very solid core of advertisers and the magazine is financially sound and very popular. So we are glad of having time freed up where we can continue to grow this and other projects.
And we are delighted to say that you will be able to continue to read our great writers and see the work of our awesome photographers in Prim Perfect and – we hope – on The Primgraph blog.
Saffia Widdershins, Editrix
Ceejay Writer, Deputy Editrix