Rpg in the Forums

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

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  1. DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus

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    Here's the rules as I see them:

    1) All normal rules of the JC apply: no flaming, no trolling, no spamming, no spoilers, no innapropriate sexual content etc. Any occurances of such behaviour (in or out of character) will be dealt with by a mod.

    2) All thread authors are considered to be the initial Games Masters of their scenario's. They set the scene, guide players during it's course and make decisions as to the outcome of the game.

    3) Mods are only to become involved in a game when there is a serious and honest dispute between a player and the Game Master, in which case either party can approach the forum mod for mediation.

    4) The majority of Role Playing should take place when the majority of participants in a game are online, so Game Masters should determine these times with the players before the game starts.

    5) All Role Playing should be in keeping with the Star Wars Universe (EU inc.) as much as possible and should be as realistic as the scenario allows. This includes rewards for jobs, equipment, costs, modes of travel, lifestyles, environments, interaction between users during a game, etc.

    6) Players are allowed to register socks to role-play with but in keeping with the JC's Sock Policy, only 3 socks are allowed per user. All information about a character which is relevant to gameplay should be openly included in it's profile for all users to see. If a sock/character is killed during the course of a game it must be reported to the mod/admin for banning ASAP (unless the owner intends to resurrect the character in some clever way) ;)

    7) Players are not limited by canon, only their imagination. In the interests of fairness, pre-existing characters may be used but players are only allowed to use one per scenario (eg: A gamer who uses Darth Vader in one thread cannot use that character in any other game s/he plays) ===> Open to discussion? :)

    8) Defence Forces which involve RP in their activities are welcome.

    9) Groups and organisations are allowed no more than a single thread as a base of operations, for socialising and recruiting.

    EDIT: And I agree with GAP......this forum is gonna rock! :D
  2. Ben_Skywalker Force Ghost

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    LB, just for your information, every defence force on the boards uses call signs...


    btw nathan, since you brought up the question. will the RP forum be in an entirely different board or will it go under fan activities or something else entirely?
  3. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I was wondering the same thing.
  4. Master_Ben Jedi Master

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    EU Included? I know nothing of the EU.
  5. Master_JoshuaWindu Jedi Master

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    Nathan


    as i said, there was a little bit of a hassle with new members joining an RPG. I also think, a reference thread, for each ongoing RPG be allowed, to keep a plot update handy.

    so as not to throw any new members off

    PS** this forum is going to RULE
  6. LightSide_Apprentice Manager Emeritus

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    I know it took me a while to get here but I decided to post :)

    I haven't read the thread and I don't really feel like doing so. Please forgive me if the points that I am about to raise have already been said.

    I reckon there is great need for an RP board.
    It will do several things:

    1)It will stop people from creating RP threads on other boards which will allow those boards to be more "on topic".

    2)It will create a place for SW fans to use the SW Universe in combination with their own ideas and interests to create games in which anyone can join and have fun.

    3)It will give members a chance to get to know eachother and a chance to make some more friends on the boards. It may even be a good place for newbies to hang out.

    4)Heaps of people would want an RP board :D
    just make a poll to find out ;)

    (can't thing of anything else at the moment...)


    Edit:

    Just thought of more stuff :D

    5)An RP board would be better I think because a single thread will get way too complicated...however this lead me to my next point...

    6)I was thinking that if this does work out then a few people could get ideas together and make a HUGE RPG. This would be done by making sveral threads each of them being separate while also related. They will be integrated to make a game that is very complex and will be like the SW iniverse itself. A place that we have all grown to know and love. A place which is too complex for a single person to control. A place where while complex there is great interest and understanding in something great. Something which everyone can be a part of.

    Another Edit:

    About point no.6... was this already done once on the EUC. I've heard people refer to something like it every so often and that's where I got the idea from...

    And please read my whole message :)
  7. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Yes. This was done in the EUC. It was grand.

    We had a large Imperial thread. A secretive Rebel thread with secret members and a secret base (another forum somewhere). And a aggresive Yuuzhan Vong force with competetive members. We even had rivalries. *cough* Nithrak *cough* *sneeze* Mitth *sneeze*.

    We had many RP threads, and it seemed like the whole EUC wanted to join. Heck, we even railed propaganda threads against each other and debated in the EU Senate before getting thrown out. Factions and shipyard and such opened everywhere, as everyone wanted in on the madness. We filled up the EUC so much, they had to throw us out. We now have the Imp., Rebel, and Vong threads only.

    According to the Rebel leaders, they wish to restart the RP from the beginning and alot resources to each, so there are no conflicts.

    It was an OT era RP, so many of you non-EU fans could even play along, though the Vong are EU. But oh well.

    And being the leader of the Imperial group, I am extremely excited in this development. Here is a chance to relive the OT, it whatever way we want. To show why Imperials are good. Not for the evil, but for the class.
  8. LightSide_Apprentice Manager Emeritus

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    Sounds like a great place to have been at :)

    If....actually....when we get an RPG board, I'd love to help in anyway to bring back what you guys had in the old days.

    Together we will bring peace and prosperity to the new RPG board ;)
  9. LightSide_Apprentice Manager Emeritus

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    One other thing....

    once this board becomes active I think we need someone to take charge... not necessarily an Admin or Mod, but someone to keep an eye on all of the RPG's to give the threads some common direction...that is if you want to bring back the old days :D
  10. Quickstrike34 Jedi Grand Master

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    I agree with lightside on that one :)
  11. LightSide_Apprentice Manager Emeritus

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    :)

    I knew I could count on you for support.

    Perhaps Ben_Skywalker should do the honours...

    what do you say Ben? I think It would never have been possible if it weren't for your dedication to such a good cause :)

    You could even make some kind of council to keep watch over the threads to ensure no disasters occur and these members can help solve disputes and also help the Admins so that they their job will be a little easier and things won't get out of control. :D
  12. Quickstrike34 Jedi Grand Master

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    once again i agree with Lightside :)

    ben_Skywalker should be the one, he is very dedicated to this cause and deserves it more than any one else


    I also like the council idea, it would help prevent aruguments because there would be more people to patrol the threads and moniter whats going on, to prevent anything bad from happinging and to keep up with what all is going on RPG wise :)
  13. Quickstrike34 Jedi Grand Master

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    another advantage to the council is that if one member has to or chooses to step down, they could recomend someone else for the position. It coulds than be decided on by the rest of the council.



  14. LightSide_Apprentice Manager Emeritus

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    Yes the council thing should make things better for everyone. Even the Admins and Mods ;)

    With many people checking on things, how can anything go wrong?

    I think that this board will make an enormous amount of people happier, including myself :p ;)

    Anyway, these are just my ideas, I hope that they are considered. As I said before, I will help in any way I can :)
  15. Quickstrike34 Jedi Grand Master

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    I to will help in anyway i can also :)

  16. LightSide_Apprentice Manager Emeritus

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    I know I'm getting carried away but I can't help myself. Plus, anything I say may be useful when creating the new board.


    So you think it would be good if we had several integreated threads plus normal singular RPG's that people want?

    The integrated ones could be distinguised by something in their title..."the OFFICAL ________ thread for the Integrated RPG" or something like that.

    That way both will be allowed. Plus as someone mentioned previously, it will limit RP threads in other boards and the Admins will find it easier to "direct" people to the right place to post RPG's
  17. Quickstrike34 Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah intigrated threads like in the ECU would be nice becasue it gives you a sense of actully being in a war aginst another group or team :)

    And example would be

    The officall home of the Rebal alliance

    The officall home of the Galactic Empire

    And than the 2 would be at war with one another, just like in the movie.
  18. LightSide_Apprentice Manager Emeritus

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    Yes exactly plus there would be homes for other guys too

    like bounty hunters who work for either team or even both, there could be ship makers, smugglers, spies, and various other organisations such as the Jedi, and the Sith...

    Plus the previous idea about having a council...this could be used to dicuss which threads will be allowed to be part of the integrated RPG or if they are truly redundant and are not needed. The council could also be used as a place in which people may request permission to post an "official thread" and discuss or seek any assistance with any problems that may occur.
  19. Quickstrike34 Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah, there could be all kinds of threads that could intigrate.

    there could even be one person from each intigrated thread who could represent it, so that if there are any problems the coincil would know to go to this person, or the representitive to the council.
  20. LightSide_Apprentice Manager Emeritus

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  21. Quickstrike34 Jedi Grand Master

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  22. LightSide_Apprentice Manager Emeritus

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    IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ADMINS


    I think by now you should be able to see how seriously we think this RPG board is needed. We have developed a number of ideas and will do our very best to make the thread a place of peace among JC members, it will be a large community for everyone to come and have fun.

    You must see that there is only good to come out of this. And you can even join too...(Come on, you know you want to ;) )



    Edit:

    I will also like to emphasyse a good idea I saw by GrandAdmiralJello "According to the Rebel leaders, they wish to restart the RP from the beginning and alot resources to each, so there are no conflicts"

    I think this would be best as the board will be new :D

    Plus it will make things easier for all new people who want to join



  23. Quickstrike34 Jedi Grand Master

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  24. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Wow. I call those Volleyball posts.


    Posts back and forth.
    Interesting...
  25. Fire_Ice_Death Chosen One

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    Im game. Just never had time to visit the other boards that allow RP. This could work, and will. If you're all willing to make it work.
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