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Unread 07-25-2004, 04:34 PM   #121
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A mod at Avariel? I think you might be very welcome here.

As to what we can make, there don't seem to be any limits that I know of. What you pointed is a given for what not to make, but you can basically make whatever you want.
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Unread 07-25-2004, 08:58 PM   #122
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There was a 8-Bit RP. It was more comedy and burned out quick, but it existed.

And while we can't make Hentai RPs, odds are that if IHMN, Dante, and krylo get into a Discussion thread, you'll get something close pretty quick.
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Unread 07-31-2004, 06:21 AM   #123
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I have recently become interested in joining an RP here, but having no experience in this, I have a few questions...

Firstly, how are fights handled? Let's say that I'm fighting so-and-so. Do I type "My character lunges desperately at so-and-so, hoping to catch him off-guard," then wait for so-and-so to respond, in a round-based manner? If so, how does one keep the fights realistic? How does one decide whether my lunge lands, or how so-and-so can react? If I have a "dodge" skill, how do I decide when, how, and to what extent I can use it?

How long can the delays between posting be? If I may be away from the forums for a day or two (such as the weekend), should I not RP? If I can, how does the RP advance when characters may be on-line at very different times?

Any help would be appreciated.
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Unread 07-31-2004, 07:41 AM   #124
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Firstly, how are fights handled? Let's say that I'm fighting so-and-so. Do I type "My character lunges desperately at so-and-so, hoping to catch him off-guard," then wait for so-and-so to respond, in a round-based manner? If so, how does one keep the fights realistic? How does one decide whether my lunge lands, or how so-and-so can react? If I have a "dodge" skill, how do I decide when, how, and to what extent I can use it?
It's mostly up to how mature and sensible the individual players are. Overly exaggerated success like "i bl0k all jo0r attax and kilz jo0 LOL" are frowned on, of course, but the temptation isn't easy to resist. Plus, people tend to disagree on just how successful you get to be on a certain action. It's ugly, and has led to big fights in the past.

Some RPs are stat-based, which eliminates any and all pointless bickering related to the dice-controlled issues, but it also makes things complicated and would probably scare off the no0bs.

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How long can the delays between posting be? If I may be away from the forums for a day or two (such as the weekend), should I not RP? If I can, how does the RP advance when characters may be on-line at very different times?
Most of the time, if your character isn't around, the ST will gloss over his existence and assume you're with everyone else. If you won't be around, it's generally best to tell the ST and the other players first, so there won't be much weeping and gnashing of teeth when it's your turn and you don't post.

I know how bad the time zone differentials can be - I'm 13 hours ahead of most of the US, and I am VERY busy in the popular playing periods. I'm generally screwed in the intense posting periods, but the slower RPs, like JADGuy's and Wolf99x's, are more manageable.

I would actually suggest you check out JADGuy's upcoming RP, set in the L5R universe.
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Unread 07-31-2004, 08:01 AM   #125
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Thanks, I'll do that.

What is the L5R universe? Is it fantasy, sci-fi, or realistic?
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Unread 07-31-2004, 08:07 AM   #126
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It's a fantasy version of Japan, emphasizing honor, duty, etc. in a magical world based on Oriental mythology. It may not be your cup of tea, but I suggest you check it out.
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Unread 07-31-2004, 08:38 AM   #127
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Thanks. While I admit that the setting isn't my favourite, I'll probably check out any that come up.
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Unread 07-31-2004, 08:49 AM   #128
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Thanks. While I admit that the setting isn't my favourite, I'll probably check out any that come up.
What are you interested in? Something could be arranged.
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Unread 07-31-2004, 09:33 AM   #129
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I have a preference of medieval european / Tolkeinesque fantasy. Don't worry, though, as I'm sure that something will come up soon. It's not as though I'm interested in a particularly rare genre!

The Battle at Castle Doom RP caught my eye (despite the castle name - ah well, I know from experience that names are very difficult). I'm just waiting for a reply on that thread as to whether there will be anything other than battle in it. If not, as I said, I'm sure that something will come up.
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Unread 08-04-2004, 10:13 PM   #130
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I have a preference of medieval european / Tolkeinesque fantasy. Don't worry, though, as I'm sure that something will come up soon. It's not as though I'm interested in a particularly rare genre!
I also prefer those settings....though I'm open to try new ones.
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