New story planning features are here
We’ve released a collection of new features that help you make plans with friends and tell stories that span multiple sessions.
These features have been appearing in Mote since December. Today, the vast of majority of story planning features have been released, marking a significant update to the Mote experience.
- You can now create a new story and invite other players without starting it immediately. Just choose the “Plan for later” or “Invite” button from the new story screen. You can even schedule a date and time for the story, either from the new story screen or after the story has already been created.
- Stories will remain in your story list after they end. You can continue and reschedule your stories as many times as you want. Keep the same guest list or update it between sessions. Use your persona from last time or become someone new. (When you’re really done with a story, the host can archive the story or even permanently delete it.)
- Players can join a story (i.e., accept an invitation) even if the story isn’t currently being told. Players can also dismiss stories they’re invited to, including stories they’ve already joined, if they aren’t interested in participating.
- The host can reassign another player who’s joined their story as the host. Once you assign another player as host, you will no longer be the host of the story, so be careful.
- The new home experience features stories happening now when you sign in to Mote. If you have other active or archived stories, you can find them in your stories list, your story archive, or your dismissed stories. Screening stories from hosts you don’t know or are ignoring works just as before.
- Many of these new features include new email notifications. You can update your preferences for these notifications from your settings.
There are a few more features to come within the story planning theme, including changing the title of the story and email reminders for scheduled stories.
Our tutorials and guides have not yet been updated to reflect these changes. Several of these resources have been marked as “Under Review” and will be updated soon.
In the future, we see stories becoming more than just guest lists, but a way for you to create, collaborate, and keep track of the things your stories are actually about, up to and including whole fictional worlds you play in again and again.