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Stories Unfold RP

An explanation.

Stories Unfold RP

An explanation.

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I know there are some RPs where the moderator plans an entire plot, beat-by-beat and expects members to follow it.

This is not that sort of RP. Instead, conflicts come up during play. We're seeking the sort of members who, rather than expecting other people to think of plots for them, will talk to other players to think of ideas for scenes and play, play, play.

If this sort of freedom to create the interactions you want is what you're interested in, please apply.
  • I don't think anyone thinks there should be some sort of over arching plot. I feel the main problem is lack of activity, and when there is activity few things get resolved. There isn't a standard either and people post and play however they like, which does bring confusion as to what your supose to do. For example:

    A person throws up an open log, another person responds, and then another person responds as if the first person isn't there. Now I understand this is a style, but then there is a fourth person who isn't sure how to get in the log now. Do they post as a third new person unrelated to the first two? Do they jump into one of the threads of the first two? Personally I would just skip that log due to not being sure what is expected of me. It also makes group interaction a bit low.

    I will say though that any good story does have conflict, not that any one person needs to think it up, but that there needs to be more antagonist characters, and the ones we got should... I don't know... maybe be more apparent?

    It all leads to inactivity, that is a big killer for a game, you don't need events, or strange things just active players and a standard. It doesn't even have to be a detailed standard just something that we all adhere to so it isn't so confusing. I still think a good way to simply organize the posts for browsing reasons and such would to have a log community and leave personal journals as personal, if they want to write down their thoughts in it go for it, if they just want to post memes that's fine too but it isn't a must. As for the commenting it was just an idea to get more interaction without thinking "Would my character be there? Would they stop? Would they run away and not talk to anyone?" sort of thing, trying to encourage interaction where people might not have talked otherwise.

    I'm not agreeing with anybody, just putting out ideas and observations.
    • Not to do a postmortem (and not that I have time to do one), but this leapt out at me:

      As for the commenting it was just an idea to get more interaction without thinking "Would my character be there? Would they stop? Would they run away and not talk to anyone?" sort of thing, trying to encourage interaction where people might not have talked otherwise.

      That's exactly what the bulletin board idea was meant to facilitate. People didn't use it. *shrug*

      Whatever the reason, this RPG just didn't coalesce. Sorry for the way it ended, thanks for the fun.
      • I know, and it's a pity no one did use it more. I felt like there just needed to be a sort of jump start of sorts, and was talking about things I suggested weeks ago that recently came up in conversation. I don't mind things as they are really, I just wish more of the people had been around.
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