We’re so excited to roll out the first stage of our Heads & Tales content initiative: bounties for wiki entries!
These short (minimum 125 words) creations will be a major step forward in collaboratively creating and defining the Philosophical Foxes’ shared reality.
The goal is to build on the nuggets of lore previously provided by Picnic, Lightning by creating unique settings and story elements that can inspire future storytellers.
Approved wiki entries will:
Be eternalized in the project’s Wiki as a potential building block for future Fox Tales
Be tweeted from the main PF Twitter account
Reward the author with .01 ETH per approved entry
This post will mostly focus on the logistics of submitting your wiki entry, but a reminder of writing best practices and the first 50 bounty terms is further down.
On that note…
We’re incredibly lucky and excited to be partnering with the folks at Station to bring this project to life. Station is a decentralized platform for proposing, funding, and collaborating on ideas. Not only is it one of the most thoughtful tools we’ve had the chance to use, it is also beautiful! We’re grateful to their incredible team for their support.
We’ll be using Station’s new RFP (request for proposal) feature for our wiki workflow. As you’ll see below, bounties have been posted in Station for our first set of 50 wiki entries. This is also where we’ll review/accept proposals, and execute payments.
You can access the Philosophical Foxes Station here. To see the wiki terms and submit your own, click “RFPs” on the left-hand side of the window. Keep reading for more information on how to view available proposals and make submissions!
You can access the available RFPs from the Philosophical Foxes Station page. You’ll be able to see which terms are open for proposal, which terms have proposals already submitted, and which terms have been approved and thus are no longer available for submission.
You can easily submit a proposal for any of the open terms by clicking into the term and then clicking the “propose” button, which will bring up the proposal box. Drop your proposed definition for the term into the text box, and confirm.
If you want to check out other submissions or review the status of a proposal, you can navigate to the “Proposals” section. Proposals marked as “Awaiting approval” are waiting for two members of the Philosophical Foxes team to review/approve, and proposals marked as “Approved” have been accepted by the Philosophical Foxes team, and are awaiting payment. Proposals marked as “Complete” have been approved and payment has been executed.
If you’re interested in submitting a proposal, we’ve assembled a few guidelines below to help outline what we’re looking for. We can’t wait to see what you create!
Wiki entries should be:
At least 125 words.
Free of spelling or grammatical errors (unless included for stylistic/narrative reasons)
Fully aligned with, and inclusive of, already established Philosophical Fox lore
Written in the voice of fox historians far in the future. This means they can be opinionated, biased, imperfect, or inclusive of knowledge not yet known to our current generation of foxes.
If your wiki entry is too dry (i.e. just a series of factual statements strung together, or reads like a wikipedia article), you’re not doing it right. This is a creative endeavor, not a copy+paste endeavor.
So, for example, if you are writing an entry for The Dark Sea, you wouldn’t simply say “it is to the West of x and the South of y.” Instead, possible angles could be: 1.) famous events and/or disappearances that happened there, 2.) descriptions of how the sea behaves in different seasons and the changes the seasons have on the local ecosystem, 3.) a description of an adventure that your Fox had on The Dark Sea that has echoed through the ages, etc.
The goal of these wiki entries is to create a rich understanding of the environment and lore so that your entry can inspire future Fox storytellers and provide a number of launching-off points for those future authors.
Specificity is our friend in these entries. Be as specific as possible whenever possible.
Don’t say: “great wars were once fought on this terrain” when you could name those wars and quote those statistics that prove your point.
When in doubt if you’re being specific enough, remember the rule is: “show don’t tell.” Are you simply stating that the terrain is “strange” or are you showing that it’s strange by describing in detail the flora and fauna in the region that have never been seen elsewhere?
The best wiki entries will connect to 2-5 other wiki entries in a way that expands the known lore and creates new connections that were previously unknown.
Once approved (by Redemption, Palefire, and Picnic, Lightning), entries will be eternalized in the Notion wiki for all to reference.
An example of an approvable wiki entry is:
Prior to full approval, some wiki entries may receive notes for requested revisions and will then need to re-submit the updated entry via Station.
If you have any questions, feel free to drop them in the Discord!
The terms you will find in Station now and will eventually be explained in the wiki are:
1 Terra Volpa
6 Grand Hannibal
9 Dark Sea
10 Slow Copse
11 Chrome Peak
12 Long Lagoon
14 Sleeping River
20 Telescope hills
21 Corpus Colossi
22 Trace Fork
23 The Unknowing
24 Silly Hills
25 Kapatagan Plains
27 Absentia Pass
29 Hamoban Feuen
30 Splinter Lightning
31 Not-here River
32 Hidden Hillocks
34 The Long Sleep
35 Belua The Insane
36 Binary fur
40 Feral Range
44 The Ellipsis
45 Genesis foxes
46 Noosphere N00b
48 Smooth love potion
50 Gifted Child Syndrome
Do I have to be a Holder of a Fox NFT in order to participate?
Yes! Station submissions will be token-gated so only confirmed holders can submit and earn bounties. We will re-visit the idea of completely open submissions at a later date.
Is there a limit to how many bounties I can complete?
At the moment, no! If you’re excited about creating lore for our Foxverse, we welcome multiple submissions.
What if multiple people submit for the same term?
Multiple entries can be submitted for the same term, but only one will be approved and added to the foxes wiki. The author of the approved term will receive the bounty for that term. Once an entry has been approved/accepted, the “state” of the term will change to reflect that the entry is now closed from further submissions.
Will I get paid immediately upon submitting?
No, but hopefully soon after! We’ll be reviewing / approving submissions in bulk. We’ll likely batch all payments together once a week. This is subject to change as we discover what processes work best for us and the community.
What about Chronicle?
Heads & Tales is not replacing Chronicle. When Chronicle comes online, it will serve as another – hopefully complementary – engine for our community to create Fox content.