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Discussion in 'Role Playing Resource' started by NaboosPrincess, Mar 4, 2006.

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  1. LightWarden Force Ghost

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    Player drought, might get worse as the summer stretches on.
  2. SephyCloneNo15 Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 9, 2005
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    LW, it sounds like you're buying me a bit more procrastination time on my gods RP with this news.
  3. Zedd-Vega Jedi Grand Master

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    Dec 13, 2003
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    I don't know, LightWarden makes a good point that player turnout during the summer months will more than likely be extremely low.

    I've been known to disappear for a month or two just during summer vacation.

    It doesn't beat my previous absence though.
  4. SephyCloneNo15 Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 9, 2005
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    If all goes according to plan, I'll be gone pretty sporadically during summer (time to start checking out some colleges), so maybe it's not gonna be the best time to be a GM.
  5. Sith-I-5 Force Ghost

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    Aug 14, 2002
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    What was that about a radio station? For which rpg?

    And nsper7, I might be interested in taking up a security role. Relatively easy and autonomous position.
  6. LightWarden Force Ghost

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    Well I was thinking of basically having a sort of pool for custom content, which would be pretty interesting. Fake news reports, interviews, weather and traffic, music, silly ads, etc. Not entirely sure what practical function it would serve, unless someone had their character switch on the radio and listen or something. You could always turn it into a broadcasting RPG to keep things interesting if needed.

    I also think it might be nice to have an RPG historian or something, though that might be accused of playing favoritism. It's just that there's a bunch of games that people mention for some odd reason, and I'm not sure if I should be reading up on them.
  7. LightWarden Force Ghost

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    Also, I would love to see an announcer/color commentator in RPGs, but that might require either a little more planning or coordination on the part of the GM if you wanted to do little promos for "Next time on RPG THING". I wonder if there's someone out there with any real knack for this sort of thing? It would be cool if we had a "Voice of the RPF" or something (no, this isn't campaigning).
  8. SephyCloneNo15 Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 9, 2005
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    LW, sorta like the Holonet News? I'm a bit confused about that idea.
  9. JediCouncilMaster Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 23, 2005
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    Yeah, something like the Holonet News. Go ask Kalio_Dynkos about that idea. I really like it a lot, it perfectly gives each RP an even amount of popularity, and it helps to those who don't have the time to delve deeper into the info manually. I'm siding with LightWarden 100%. :D
  10. LightWarden Force Ghost

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    Oct 11, 2001
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    Do we have a spot for a big book of literary devices, tools, and other writing techniques? Because there are a heck of a lot of fun toys out there. Some of them are overused, some of them are underused, and some of them are misused/misidentified. Learning is fun.
  11. Sith-I-5 Force Ghost

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    big book of literary devices

    Do we have a little pamphlet for basic translation of standard Creative Writing terminology, like, what the frag is a 'literary device'?

    A biro? A typewriter?

  12. JediCouncilMaster Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 23, 2005
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    You don't know what literary devices are? Did you take an English Class? Everyone should know what they are.
  13. SephyCloneNo15 Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 9, 2005
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    I'm going to give you the same advice NP gave me when I thought we needed an alien language resource:


  14. HandofSkywalker86 Force Ghost

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    Aug 12, 2004
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    Is anybody interested in an Epic Fantasy game? If so I think that I may have a game that may interest you.

    Edge of Oblivion

    The Empire of Esrul has stood for 200 years. Under its protective shield humanity has flourished. From the Bloody North where the blood of Giants still govern, through the lush farmlands of the Boon, and the harsh deserts known as the Sea of Sand imperial power has allowed for prosperous trade and unprecedented peace.

    All is not well though, as civil war brews. A Sorcerer of unrivaled power has kidnapped the Imperial Princess Shalas III, the sole heir to the Throne, and plans to use her to secure the Dragon throne for himself.

    Now her aged father, Toman II, has put an enourmous bounty upon the head of the Sorcerer with an even larger reward for the safe return of his beloved heir.

    So it is with the three governors of the Empire preparing for war. That all manner of beings from throughout the kingdom have gathered in Holy Seramoor to begin the hunt for the Traitor and his hostage.


    So what do y'all think, any comments would be most appreciated.
  15. SephyCloneNo15 Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 9, 2005
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    I think it needs a bit more information. You mentioned giants. Are they playable? What are they like? Are they the only non-human race? etc. More information about the places would be nice (I like to provide epic fantasy novel-style maps if possible), but to describe the cities you may/may not be starting in.

    Basically, if you want an "epic" fantasy, it oughta feel epic, like there's a whole world just waiting for us to PM the CS and take part.
  16. HandofSkywalker86 Force Ghost

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    Aug 12, 2004
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    Well I made a game on the NSWRP that had all of that in the opening post, it didn't get any response whatsoever. I was just going for a bit of a teaser trailer effect. Not make it too long, perhaps get some people interested. Then after I had their interest, drop the information in.
  17. Winged_Jedi Force Ghost

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    Feb 28, 2003
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    Hand OfSkywalker06, personally I think that this might not be the best time to start an Epic Fantasy game. The initial buzz and surge of activity at the NSWRPF has now faded, and a few players seem to be quite busy with RL at the moment anyway. In addition, you've got a few similar games out there already like Ultimate Fantasy, Final Fantasy (and even they're going slow).
  18. HandofSkywalker86 Force Ghost

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    Point taken.

    Yeah that board seems to move at a pretty slow pace. Maybe another time.
  19. BLemelisk Force Ghost

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    Aug 19, 2003
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    Hey, I remember seeing here or somewhere a little while ago that someone put the forth the suggestion that we should create an RP based on the Titanic. I mean, aside from what Hollywood tells us, we know it was a famous and massive vessel which met an untimely demise at an abhorrent cost in lives out in the North Atlantic, but what if we take it a lot deeper.

    Really, it would be up to the players to decide their actions and such, but I think we could lay on a good bit of mystery and what have you aboard the grand liner. As diverse as the passenger and crew lists were, there is a very high roleplay value (yes roleplay [face_tongue}).

    As to questions of where the game should start, it could be a few days short of the journey or on sailing day at Southampton. This is a wide topic with many possibilities.

    Thoughts?

    Lem
  20. JediCouncilMaster Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 23, 2005
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    Cool. That's all I can say. Ice cool. LOL. I support.
  21. LightWarden Force Ghost

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  22. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    Dec 21, 2005
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    Titanic sounds good. I would consider playing in that. I have recently been pondering creating a God-modding game. What do you think?
  23. Winged_Jedi Force Ghost

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    Feb 28, 2003
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    God Modding's been done before, Mitth started the God Moders' Arena some time ago. It got locked after it descended into flaming and spam I believe. It did reach something like 70 pages if I remember correctly.
  24. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    Dec 21, 2005
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    Yes, I have heard of the God-modders arena. I think that there has to be an outlet (there is a little "god-modder" in all of us). I havn't figured out format or anything like that yet, but I am thinking strongly about it.
  25. JediCouncilMaster Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 23, 2005
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    F.E.A.R. may not have won the 2006 Spring Session, but it will never die. It has been progressing well and the posts are growing by the seconds. It won't fail, it will suffice in the RP. It will always and always be # 1. When you go to the Non-Star Wars Role Playing Forum, you'll always see F.E.A.R. at the top, or near. [face_skull]
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