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Unread 08-28-2004, 11:24 AM   #141
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Strange characters can bring interesting factors into roleplays. Although if you make them too complex, crossing species and classes, then it becomes too awkward and a little annoying. Just keep it simple with a few twists. =3
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Unread 08-28-2004, 11:57 AM   #142
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I wonder how the insectile ninja would do here... six arms, insectile features, and a dead shot with knives.
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Unread 08-28-2004, 01:33 PM   #143
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I don't always do strange characters, but when your entire group is almost custom made to kick major ass, it gets sort of repetitive. I just like to break things up. An RP that's too serious is no fun for anyone.

A complex character is the last thing I wish to create. Take O'hell for instance (the 40ft red dragon), he began as a joke I made when we had a RP fighting tournament in the forum. But after the tournament, I took O'hell and put him in another RP, then another, and so on. Now he's a complex character with a sizable history. But he's nothing I would put into an RP on this board anymore because he's too complex and people wouldn't understand all the conflicts he would have.

For comedic terms, a simple character, with simple motives is always best.


An insectile ninja, eh? Uh...I wouldn’t RP it but you’re welcome to experiment. I could defiantly see he/she/it (from now on it'll be a he) having some problems with birds for one thing. He could also be obsessed with his family, you know, carry pictures around and stuff. “Hey look at this, here are my nieces! *pulls out a wallet and a three foot string of pictures unfolds from it* Aren’t they cute?!”
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Unread 09-01-2004, 01:17 AM   #144
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I'm confused. It seems on the outside this is a dice kind of role playing game. But when I look at some of the posts it seems more like free-form role-playing, like just posting what your charecter does. I'm hoping it's the later because I'm not much for D&D, although I thouroughly enjoy free-form. Could someone clarify?

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Unread 09-01-2004, 01:42 AM   #145
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Its not quite free form, although we have had free form in the past. But your summation that there are no dice involved is accurate. We use a text-based system, however, like DnD, the game is generally controled by one or more Game Masters (GM's) who keep things running smoothly and to be able to cut in and prevent any god-moding. This may be what you meant by "free form" however as generally used here, free form is the much more difficult and touchy genre without any sort of control at all besides the player's judgement. Even as a well respected roll player, I avoid free forms because of the level of difficulty.
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Unread 09-01-2004, 01:51 AM   #146
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Its not quite free form, although we have had free form in the past. But your summation that there are no dice involved is accurate. We use a text-based system, however, like DnD, the game is generally controled by one or more Game Masters (GM's) who keep things running smoothly and to be able to cut in and prevent any god-moding. This may be what you meant by "free form" however as generally used here, free form is the much more difficult and touchy genre without any sort of control at all besides the player's judgement. Even as a well respected roll player, I avoid free forms because of the level of difficulty.
Thank you for this helpful answer. Although by free-form I did mean the second sujestion you mentioned, but apprently what this is, I find just as good if not better, (I must say I hate God-Modders.) I hope to become a frequent participant on these boards, I found it from 8-bit Theatre site, and I have been posting frequently on the "Terisia City" boards from the Wizards of the Coast message boards, so I am not a "n00b" to this kind of stuff. Thank you.
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Unread 09-01-2004, 04:17 PM   #147
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Umm... So where do I start. I don't see any sign-up threads for role-plays that havn't already started. Should I just wait for a sign-up or join an already going role-play?
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Unread 09-01-2004, 04:23 PM   #148
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If you want to wait, then yes, wait until another sign-up comes along. However, if you wnat to join an already-started RP, then it's a good idea to PM one of the GMs in charge of it.
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Unread 09-01-2004, 04:30 PM   #149
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point one: please do not double post. There's a convenient little "edit" buttons. You can join an already going game with the permission of the GM, although I'd recomend waiting
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Unread 09-01-2004, 04:35 PM   #150
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I didn't double post? The times are completly different on both of my posts. Thanks for the info.

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