Rpg in the Forums

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Ben_Skywalker, Aug 11, 2001.

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  1. CmdrMitthrawnuruodo Force Ghost

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    Q: can i use a SW character, or any other in a book, or show, in and RPG?

    A: no, using them would upset continuity, using a made-up character is much more fun. Though, some can use real characters to further the plot, they can't be used as your personal player


    Uh...that will just keep people away. Some people like to play the main characters and since this is an ONLINE RP, it wont upset continuity. There are quite a few people who like to Role Play in alternate universes. Like for example, right now the EUC RPers are RPing in an AU where the Empire won the war, but the main characters were all killed and the Yuuzhan Vong invaded 5 years after Endor.
  2. DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus

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    I think there definately should be a mod around if the forum proves to be a success. As everyone else has said, someone who knows not only the rules of RP but the JC as well, someone to "roll the dice" and make rulings impartially if needs be. :)

    I think that the thread authors should be the initial GM's, one would hope they could give mature rulings whether they're involved in the game or not. So it would be obvious that starting a game thread in the new RPG forum is not quite like starting threads elsewhere on the JC, mainly because the author would be directly involved in it for quite some time.

    I don't think Defence Forces should be forced into the RPG forum because not all of them involve RP activites. Of course, the ones that do should be welcomed.

    Also, I don't think that each and every group should have a social/lounge thread. Each group should be allowed one home base-type thread where it takes recruits, it's members socialise etc but that is all.

    In regards to characters: are we talking about starting socks for each different character? If so then I think the sock poilcy should be rigorously enforced, strictly limiting users to having 3 socks and all characters killed in the course of a game should be reported by it's owner to the mod for banning. If this means that each user can only participate in 3 different RPG's at any time, then so be it. Expecting the most experienced RP fan to seriously participate in more than 3 RPG's at once is crazy anyway ;)
  3. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I don't think socks are needed at all.

    Just use your own user to play, and other members of the RP should recognize you.

    Besides, I've always used the semi-3rd-person RP format.

    And there should be a go between, someone like a Game Master, who understands the rules of a said RP and does not participate. The go-between or GM would perhaps be PMed all moves that are planned, along with resources and capabilities of the person, and the GM would see if a planned move is legitimate or not.

    It would be interesting to see how this plays out.


    Of the former EUC RP, what do you people think of it. It it good enough to be used at a larger scale in this new forum? After all, in the EUC, we had all these factions popping up, provided that these factions are solid, they could really expand that RP. That Galactic Civil War RP was really nice. Ben_Skywalker, along with FID, and many others, would you return to it? After all, this is a major boost.

    Perhaps the main threads, like the "Imperial Navy" thread could remain in the EUC, but with a different purpose. It could return to a fan-club/social EUC thread, and we could make a RP-style "Imperial Navy" thread in the new RP board.

    Speaking of threads, I believe that we should have some solid rules on this.

    Should the RP be contained to a single thread, or with a headquarters thread and different RPs?

    And if we chose the latter, people shouldn't create factions just for power... <cough> Zaarin </cough>.

    I prefer the latter, having a headquarters thread and an infrastructure is desireable. Especially because I'm head of the "Imperial Navy".

  4. Darth_Destructo Jedi Master

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    Please add my name in support of the new RP Forum.
  5. Senator_Elegos_A-Kla Jedi Grand Master

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    I've skimmed most of the suggested rules and I quite agree. If this does get going and a Mod/GM is needed he should be non-affiliated with any group, which will help the forum keep it's stability.
  6. Master_JoshuaWindu Jedi Master

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    Here


    that game, being the most recent i played, never had a GM. It worked fine, and there was no hassle with PM'ing a GM with our moves

    the gameplay was smooth, albeit a few left prematurely
  7. Darth_Destructo Jedi Master

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    I suggest that a Thread Owner or GM have the ability to close his/her own thread, as well as edit other posts. Like semi-Mod powers, but only in the RP Forum, specifically in his/her own thread.
    This way, if anyone is out of line, the GM can deal with it on the spot, thus freeing up the Mods time.
    Another way is to Nominate certain posters to host/GM, and give them the threads to maintain.
  8. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager of DOOM

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    The truth of the matter is with the GM thing, whoever he/she maybe, she does have to be unbiased. But still she can play the game. See even if the last rpg you were in didn't have a GM according to you. Whoever started that game and made sure the rules were followed was the one who was the GM. Like right now I'm the gm of the one in the rpg. You don't have to always let the GM know your moves, but if you want to kill someone you might want to let ethe GM in on that one. Because that deals with taking someone out of the game.

    There's more that goes to this forum then I think a lot of you realize. There are going to have to be seroius RPG rules that will have to be followed. Along with the rules of the boards. I only say this because if there aren't strick rules someone might come in and think hey I can do whatever I wa and kill everyone here. See, that's a problem you have to think of when you, yourself are in charge of one of these threads.

    I know with the ver frist JCC RPG I was so afraid of someone coming in and disruptting the RPG so bad that they didn't okay anything with me. Now that actually happened where Three of us used a charecter we created to destroy people we got mad at during the game. Which in turn you know shouldn't of happened. That's why a GM is needed, to make sure things like that don't happen.

    ~PK~
  9. Lobot16 Jedi Knight

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    PB the prob;em with your idea is that you can keep hitting the die till you get it to say what you want
  10. Master_Ben Jedi Master

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    I'm for a RP board but I think that certain rules should be rigorously enforced. For instance: No character should do improper sexual things. In the thread that Josh pointed out such a thing happened. I just think that as an overall rule things such as that should be dealt with severity. RPG's can get tedious and drawn out. We should have a limited number of players per RPG. If an RPG doesn't get very much notice it should be locked. As no Admin can monitor everyone of the RPG's, we should have assigned threads. Its a difficult situation. An RPG thread would require much attention.
  11. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    The EUC RP did work very well. I was the leader of the Empire, and I opposed anything that my memeber did that was unrealistic. That realism included the fact that all major actions went through me.

    BS and FID were the leaders of the Rebellion. They functioned nicely, and never did anything wrong or near godmoding.

    The problem was, after they both left the RP, others took place that wanted major battles. Those things are hard to keep track of, and have a chaos element. That is where a GM comes in.

    Unless the wise leaders of the faction had everything go through them, which also took a long time.
  12. Darth716 Jedi Knight

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    I wouldn't mind Moderating an RPG forum. :)

    I'd probably spend my whole time there anyway... :eek:
  13. Rokangus Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm in support of a separate RPG forum for playing.

    As far as a GM goes, there should be at least one or two mods who can help to keep things clean.
  14. Quickstrike34 Jedi Grand Master

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    I to would like to show my support on this subject.

    I would also proabbly spend all my time there to :)
  15. Ben_Skywalker Force Ghost

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    ive made some revisions to these set of rules that came from your suggestions..


    RULE
    1. Must..Have..Fun
    2. The usual, no flaming, no trolling, no spamming, no swearing, no spoilers, and absolutely no lewd content.
    3. Don't be cheap. in other words, no god-mode (ex. dont say you created 10 deathstars to go destroy the imperials. think realistically)
    4. No fighting or killing characters when they are not online and/or without their consent
    5. If you die, don't panic. you can always come back with a new character
    6. If you are fighting someone, you must wait for them to respond to your previous post before making a move. If he/she does not respond within an hour, it should be automatically declared that he/she has retreated from the battle
    7. If you don't know how to play, read other peoples post and get the feel of it. It is discouraged for new comers to try to run when they haven't learned how to walk.
    8. this really should not be a rule so it is merely encouraged that you shouldn't form grudges with people you're RPing with outside the forum. afterall, part of the purpose for posting on a message board is to form a community.
    9. Be creative. try not to use already existing characters in the movies and EU.
    10. No Defense Forces. those aren't really Roleplaying Games. it would just clutter up the RP forum.
    11. No more than 2 social threads. again this would clutter up the forum.
    12. Did I mention that you should try to have fun and not take RPing too seriously?


    tell me what you guys think :)

    oh btw, i personally dont like the idea of having the THREAD CREATOR to have semi-mod powers let alone mod powers. the mods of the forum would be enough IMO
  16. DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus

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    Being realisitc, I can't see every thread author being granted mod-esque powers so they can run their own games ;)

    But what I do envision is everyone participating in a scenario-thread submitting themselves to the initial judgements of the author (or Game Master). From there, if the players think the GM is not being fair, they can seek a mediaion from the mod (quite simple really) :)
  17. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager of DOOM

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    I think all of us here who responded to this thread will be spending all their time there with a few visits outside of it for a breath of fresh air. I know I for one will always be there.

    ~PK~
  18. Lord Bane Manager Emeritus

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    Defense Forces in the EUC I could and wish to see moved to this possible forum, but only those that incorporate those bloody call signs and all that.
  19. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Depends. If they are just defending, then they have no point in the RP forum. On the other hand, if they also heavily RP, they should be in the RP forum.
  20. Master_Ben Jedi Master

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    As I said before, some users can have there characters do some pretty disgusting things. So I still say that we should have a rule against such behavior.
  21. Yun-Yuuzhan Force Ghost

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    There's no reason a group can't have threads in both.
  22. SabeSock7 Jedi Knight

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    I am in full support of the idea of an RPG forum. :) I would defnitly spend quite alot of time in there. ;)
  23. Master_JoshuaWindu Jedi Master

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    Master_Ben, you went through a lot of hassle for not catching up on the RPg we played

    i think, as with the new rules, that a reference thread be used for each RPG
  24. NathanDahlin Administrator Emeritus

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    So, here are the rules we seem to have decided on:



    RULES
    1. Must...Have...Fun!
    2. The usual: no flaming, no trolling, no spamming, no swearing, no spoilers, and absolutely no lewd content.
    3. Don't be cheap. In other words, no god-mode (ex. dont say you created 10 Death Stars to go destroy the Imperials. Think realistically).
    4. No fighting or killing characters when they are not online and/or without their consent.
    5. If you die, don't panic. You can always come back with a new character.
    6. If you are fighting someone, you must wait for them to respond to your previous post before making a move. If he/she does not respond within an hour, it should be automatically declared that he/she has retreated from the battle.
    7. If you don't know how to play, read other peoples' posts and get the feel of it. It is discouraged for newcomers to try to run when they haven't learned how to walk.
    8. This really should not be a rule so it is merely encouraged that you shouldn't form grudges with people you're RPing with outside the forum. Afterall, part of the purpose for posting on a message board is to form a community.
    9. Be creative. Try not to use already existing characters in the movies and EU.
    10. No Defense Forces. those aren't really Roleplaying Games. It would just clutter up the RP forum.
    11. No more than 2 social threads. Again, this would clutter up the forum.
    12. Did I mention that you should try to have fun and not take RPing too seriously?


    Besides a moderator for this forum (which the existing moderators will discuss), is there anything else we need?
  25. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    That seems to check out. Anything else anyone sees?

    I'm looking forward to this. I'm finally going to get to finish the former EUC RP in a fun and fair manner. Excellent...
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