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Turning to the RP light

 
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Loki
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:14 pm    Post subject: Turning to the RP light Reply with quote

When I started with SG back in 2001 life in the realm was rough. It was super hard to succeed, PKs were an hourly experience, monsters were super powered and often we'd lose several levels a night (thanks antipaladin)

What kept me coming back was the amazing RP I got between deaths. Over the next 17 years I experienced some of the best stories, the best characters and then I got a chance to lead the story telling and watch as an avatar, then as a creator.

RP is a funny thing. It is acting, writing, and art all wrapped up together. It is extremely hard to say what is good RP, what is bad RP, but as people tried to force their vision on players the enjoyment of RP dropped. As enjoyment dropped players dropped, and slowly the mud went to a state that people refer to as 'RP optional' or 'rp encouraged'

I feel the game lost a lot when we went in that direction. I dont want SG to go back to the caustic RP enforcement where people couldn't be creative, however...

I think of SG as a giant table top game. The game has a number of GMs and developers and while you're at the table you live in that world. What you make of that world is your own fun, but the setting and the character you have is maintained for as long as you're at that table

Together we will find a middle ground. Constant RP in an environment where people celebrate each others RP, not put it down. There are some changes coming that have already been decided on, and some more that we'll discuss together. Feel free to use this post as a sounding board, mail me directly in game, here, or on the discord.
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Loki
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please Review (Effective 7/19/2018)

PK
- All PKs require pkmails from both the attacker and victim
- This includes assault, murder, use your best judgement
- You might already be mailing this but I want something additional
- REASON - Give the reason for why it happened. You wont be judged on the reason. It could be 'she killed my friends, cut off my toes, and stole my bible' or it could be 'they had something shiny and I wanted it' I just want us to start collecting reasons as they build up stories.

Backgrounds
- Go back and look at your background. Really put some effort into making it shine. Remember that they dont have to be novels, they dont have to be Lord of the Rings quality, but they should have a glimpse into your RP

pcnote
- while players can see your backgrounds, only your GMs can see your pcnotes. I expect every character to have a few with the real background, plots, considerations. Use this as your secret weapon to letting us know whats really going on
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Mister Black



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hallelujah!
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