Anarchy wrote:Yeahhhh, we were talking about narrative-based forum RPs, without stats and stuff involved.
Here's what I suggest: People who are interesting in RPing post their original characters in this thread (or in another RP OOC thread) with some basic information about them: name, appearance, what year they're in, personality, family background, etc., for reference purposes during RP. The profiles could even include rudimentary information like what kind(s) of magic the character's good at, without going into specific details and stats.
It may be better for people to restrict themselves to playing first year students, so we can use the information in the game itself, such as magic spells available, to base RPs off.
Then people can use the thread to find RP partners, decide the basic storyline they want to RP (for example: three people could decide to be roommates and RP moving in day), and go.
Though, if this RP experience is going to be like a substitute for future years, it might be better to have a system like this:
Say you have an OC who ended up with, say, Damien on your first playthrough. Maybe you want to RP an event in your second year where your OC meets up with Damien outside of school. You could then issue an invitation in this thread for people who are willing to RP Damien and any other supporting characters you might want to have in your RP. For example, you might want to involve William somehow to add some conflict to your RP. Once you have your partners, you can decide on a basic plotline to start with, and then go off and start your own RP thread.
It doesn't even have to involve OCs. If you, for example, ship DamienXWilliam, you could ask somebody to RP William or Damien for you and start a RP in their first year when the two were rooming together or something.
This OOC thread would then mainly serve to hold OC profiles and for people to look for RP partners.
Thoughts? Might that help to scratch the Magical Diary sequel itch? XD
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You pretty much nailed the intention...
First off, freeform seem very appropriate for a MD forum RP, getting too fixated on the rules might kill the flexibility of the imagination (pre-defining actions) - And rules tend to slow down a narrative based game - After all from the get go, it is not the intention to have someone watching what everyone is doing...
Secondly, restricting people to play 1st year students is a good way of "forcing" people to have a "relation", however this is best with few players, the more players that join the more its likely to include exceptions such as 2nd year students and what not.
Thirdly, keeping the use of already existing characters to a minimum (aka the characters in the game)
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