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Anyone interested in doing a forum roleplay?

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It's sort of a story we write together, so we can do whatever we want

Ælfrēd the Unready's picture
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Good to know! So what are the possible scenarios to introduce new characters?

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Ælfrēd the Bastard wrote:

Good to know! So what are the possible scenarios to introduce new characters?

Anything you can dream up. We're on our way to a dangerous dungeon in High Rock. We can meet on the road, you can be the survivor of an earlier failed expedition, you could have some connection to one of our characters and have come to track us down. 

All is fair, I say.

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Oh this is going to be interesting, when do you guys think of continuing?

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Ælfrēd the Bastard wrote:

Oh this is going to be interesting, when do you guys think of continuing?

Dunno. Soon-ish? I need to schedule some time to refresh myself on the story and type out a new post. Nothing may pan out for a week or so.

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Hi.

Firstly, I want to apologize for disappearing. After life got in the way and I realized how long I'd been away, I kind of felt too ashamed to show my face again. I've not even lurked since then; I haven't had the heart to return to the Library until now. I really enjoyed the story we were telling together and I'm sorry for not sticking around.

If there's a chance we have enough people who still care to resume, I'd love to. And if you guys want to start a new campaign, I'd be down with that, as well. I will miss our sentimental swordsman, however...

Again, I am very sorry for ghosting on everyone like that.

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I spent more than just a few enjoyable hours following this post and branching into the RP "Tales of the Elder Scrolls" cited by Fiore1300 - my thanks to the RP'ers for a great read. "Tales" was a creative story, maybe just a creative game by like minded people who enjoy each others company but its also a great FanFic: thanks again all.

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It's summertime. Anyone up for giving the RP a little mouth-to-mouth resuscitation?

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Me, either as a player or GM, if someone wants to GM now

Raga's picture
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I'm game.

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Could I hop in?

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Great, awesome. I'll go ahead and guide the RP as GM.
 

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I honestly felt like the last game was sort of hampered by the GM. It's easier in face-to-face games, but online and in the format of entire scenes at a time it's difficult for a GM to balance the amount of information they need to give the player. The pacing can also be tricky. I think there was one time where we skipped over a few hours or days in which I had planned to do something, and there were other times when I felt like I had been left without anything to do until the plot had further progressed.

I'm always down to try again, though, regardless of how the game is organized.

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Maybe we can make a Discord server?

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I agree for the most part, Bib. I think it'll be useful for creating a scene in establishing universal details (like weather) but in general we as players should be able to drive the plot as we see fit. We're not looking to win, we're not looking to live, we're just looking to give our characters a great story. If one party member decides that her current conversation is best interrupted by a goblin attack, other players should respect that and play along.

 

And obviously we'll coordinate our efforts here, best we can.

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Wew. It's certainly been a while.

Honestly, I had almost completely forgotten about this until just a few minutes ago, and had been perfectly happy to consider it dead and forgotten. Now I see people are talking about getting it going again, which is great to hear. I'd love to get the train rolling again.

I've just found a document outlining my character and her backstory, so I'm fully set to hop back in for round two.

It's been a few months now, and I've been branching out in terms of writing and roleplaying so hopefully I'll be a better writer than I had been first jumping into this thread. Reading a few of my older posts, I can certainly say that I've improved.

If enough people still want to continue this, then perhaps I'll give that document a read-over and make Kiraya an all around better character than she had been.

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Hey everyone, been a while.

I'm more than happy to hop back in, I've missed this RP and Ervasa herself, I'm glad it's getting a comeback. Count me in.

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I agree I'm not very used to playing on forums, so I might not be too good at that. If someone else will be the GM, then sure! I'm someone for Discord or for live games, but maybe not forums.

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Anyone have ideas on how and where, exactly, we should resume? I wonder if it's worth exploring that span of time we skipped between our trek and actually arriving at the Crypt.

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I've been thinking about that, Raga.

I think we're only missing Cave right now, right? We need to figure out what we are going to do with his character too.

Raga, are you proposing we start right before Stygies VIII's final post (Fri, 08/11/2017 - 06:10on the next-to-last page? Or were you thinking back further?

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I suppose PolarRobotFrog and i might kick things off again by breaking free? It's been awhile, though. I'll need to find my notes on Therence's character and remind myself what his deal is.

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The former, Fiore. I don't think we need to delve any further back, but I don't speak for everyone and I wouldn't be opposed if that's what was decided.

An idea that could be worth entertaining is just having the party successfully track and rescue the captives. It solves the issue of split narrative threads and gives us a cleaner means of getting to the Crypt together. But I don't necessarily want to sacrifice character development/bonding for the sake of convenience; I was interested to see Therence and Kiraya's relationship develop, and I don't want to stifle any plans that Bibliophael and polarrobotfrog might have had.

I just think exploring the span of the timeskip could give us all a smoother re-entry; there's opportunity for more of the social interaction that was cut short due to the plot stuff that transpired, and we can take our time as we get reacclimated to the roleplay.

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Bibliophael and PolarRobotFrog, feel free to start us off. Up to you guys if you want to escape, attempt escape, or try and leave clues for your would-be rescuers. Feel free to control the cultists as you see fit at this point. I might bop in if I have a fun idea. 

Stygies VIII, if you have any important information you want to relay about the cultists and their plans, share them here, so Bib and PRF can make use of them.

I am going to reread the roleplay up to the present point and hopefully throw up a character summary for Yaalon Wicksley, so everybody can get a read on him. Unless people would rather roll with the mystery of his intentions for now. I'd be fine with that too.

EDIT: Should we start a new thread?

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Right. I'll try to get to this as soon as I can, I'm also a little busy with other writing projects and roleplays, but hopefully I should be able to get to this soon enough, after I finish reworking Kiraya.

I see no problems with starting a new thread, nor do I have any issues with keeping the current one.

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Actually, I might be too busy with everything and I don't want to stop you guys. Sorry, but I'll step out of this and wish you a lot of fun

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I take more than a few liberties here, but in the interests of getting the plot moving again I hope it makes some sense. Remember that Therence took note, back in the cart, of certain individuals who didn't trust the lich's motives for disappearing into the deeper crypt.

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I guess I will throw up a post tomorrow morning. I'll PM polarrobotfrog to let them know they're up.