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Killer Queen has already touched that meme.
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Breaking news: a furry who roleplays as a Nazi turns out to be a sexual degenerate, to the surprise of absolutely no one.
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Skim milk is just water cosplaying as milk.
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pressing F5 every fifteen seconds like it'll actually do something squad WHO THE FUCK UP
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[@Ophidian] Roleplaying without players has been known throughout the centuries as "writing a book."
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Appreciate the honesty, Bee!
Whoever voted for Sea Peoples is my spirit animal.
Please respond to the following two polls if the concept interests you:

Which historical Iron Age people(s) do you think are the coolest or the most interesting?
Which of the following plots would you like the most?

Mind you I already have a map and a lot of plot-mapping/worldbuilding done. So this is to decide where and when we are on the map when I set out to write the thread; not to help me get started from scratch!

Thank you for any insight you can provide. When a clear trend emerges I'll begin writing the actual Interest Check.
Please respond to the following two polls if the concept interests you:

Which historical Iron Age people(s) do you think are the coolest or the most interesting?
Which of the following plots would you like the most?

Mind you I already have a map and a lot of plot-mapping/worldbuilding done. So this is to decide where and when we are on the map when I set out to write the thread; not to help me get started from scratch!

Thank you for any insight you can provide. When a clear trend emerges I'll begin writing the actual Interest Check.
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I just sort of like having the character come together on the sheet. Sometimes it happens in the personality section, other times it's the power section. It can even happen in the Bio section. But there just comes a point I'm like "Oh yea, I know what the character is now."

Least favorite is selecting artwork. When I describe an outfit, others seldom remember. Using pictures removes this problem, but I feel like the picture then dictates how I have to make the character. It's even more infuriating when I make the character before looking for art. It's almost impossible to find something that works.


Worst is when the character fits your vision physically but his clothes very obviously don't fit the personality you had in mind for him. Like they're way too flamboyant, or too clean, or they look impractical for his profession. ("Assassins" and rogues are the hallmark here.)
Speaking of the old multiverse, the PW mods should really look at it and figure out what when wrong. Why did it lose interest so quickly? What should we do to ensure it doesn't immediately die? Those kinds of questions should be asked and answered to make sure this PW lives for a long time.


There's such a thing as too much freedom. It resulted in a few death-spelling discrepancies for that RP, where the cast was irreconcilably divided on key details such as:
  • Characters' powers and abilities
  • The tone of the game (some people taking it seriously, others creating "joke characters")
  • Intentions (e.g. genre)
  • Writing level
The game didn't have a vision, and by playing too loosely with player freedom it made sure that no one could ever really lock down a certain tone or direction. For example the people who wanted a lot of character development among the crew on a spaceship were distracted by dogfights and shootouts, whereas the action people were bored by development of characters they hadn't yet come to care about. Or, the Star Wars, "Fantasy with a coat of space-paint" people were at odds with the hard-science Star Trek crowd, etc.

Instead of being another Science Fiction universe where "© ANYTHING Can Happen™!" the next one, at least if it wants to survive, needs to understand that too much player freedom is just as bad as too little; that when players are pulling the story in opposing directions, a sandbox is just as suffocating as a railroad. It needs strong leadership and at least a loose idea of the direction in which it wants to corral players so that they're always acting within the story as a cohesive cast, a unit, rather than like hounds chasing squirrels. They can't be competing with each other for head space and contradicting each other's ideas at every turn.
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Most RP partners are shit because most people are shit. Keep searching and don't take it personally. Much like "friends" IRL, most will betray you or forget you exist, but the one or two who stick around make the squeeze worthwhile.
>nominating your own RP
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