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Unit 23
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Postby Unit 23 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:50 pm

Apparently.

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Postby Ithalian Empire » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:51 pm

Unit 23 wrote:Apparently.

Than make that, see if people are interested in it before you come and tell use our rps need to be like that.

As for an example of people just improving there writting over time, here is one of the first RPs I was in, while I didnt see it all the way through, many did http://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=342190, here is nearly the same group a while later:https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=348317. I know these are links for OOC's but the IC's can be found there in.
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Postby Shadowwell » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:52 pm

Main Nation Ministry wrote:
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Did not see that before, due to other things filling up the pages.

So, it would be about how people cope with knowing how they are going to die, and how that affects them and such?

Well, what size would moderate be?

It could be much more intriguing, if it is in a more close knit town, where people know one another a bit. Would possibly ramp up the possibility of paranoia, but also the possibility that people could draw support from their community.


That was why I was trying to figure out the setting, because in the books, everyone pretty much accepted it. However, there are cases where people with their predictions such as MURDER would get the fear that someone is after them, but since any prediction can have multiple meanings, it can be paranoia for nothing. My idea of moderate is around 10,000. Not a minor city and not small enough to be classified as a typical small town.


I have found that for slice of life RPs interaction between characters is key.

The same can be seen in my current rp, where we got a small group of characters all residing on a space statipn


Will look into those books and see if I can give more input.
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Postby G-Tech Corporation » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:54 pm

Unit 23, not to be harsh, but remember that the Cafe is not your blog. Even your RP blog. You’ve had feedback on your ideas, and discussed them for pages now. You already have a thread you’ve used to expound those ideas; conversation revolving around them should go there, not in the general brainstorming thread, at least not ceaselessly. Take this feedback to heart, and come back next week if you’ve had any new revelations.
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Postby Main Nation Ministry » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:56 pm

Shadowwell wrote:I have found that for slice of life RPs interaction between characters is key.

The same can be seen in my current rp, where we got a small group of characters all residing on a space statipn


Will look into those books and see if I can give more input.


If I told you the first book of the series is free to view on a pdf and internet, would you read it?
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Postby Unit 23 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:57 pm

No problem. I'll continue to be constructive but I agree I've made my reasons clear.

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Postby Harbertia » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:58 pm

Unit 23 wrote:No problem. I'll continue to be constructive but I agree I've made my reasons clear.

I've gone through three pages of people asking you for clarity; none of them have stated that you made your reasons clear. Nor have they considered your input constructive.

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Unit 23 wrote:Again, I don't need you guys to be convinced. These ideas are yours to consider. If they please you, that's great. If not, then I apologize.

Than stop giving critique on the community and mabey get involved in an rp, or something. If your going to be here than at least make your self useful to the community you so dearly want to change with your viled "ideas to consider".
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Postby Shadowwell » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:59 pm

Main Nation Ministry wrote:
Shadowwell wrote:I have found that for slice of life RPs interaction between characters is key.

The same can be seen in my current rp, where we got a small group of characters all residing on a space statipn


Will look into those books and see if I can give more input.


If I told you the first book of the series is free to view on a pdf and internet, would you read it?

Maybe, what's it called?
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Postby Ithalian Empire » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:59 pm

Unit 23 wrote:No problem. I'll continue to be constructive but I agree I've made my reasons clear.


I think G-Tech was trying to tell you to stop "helping" in a more diplomatic way than I want to tell you.
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Postby Unit 23 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:01 pm

Shadowwell wrote:The same can be seen in my current rp, where we got a small group of characters all residing on a space statipn Will look into those books and see if I can give more input.

Feel free to hate me, but I like this concept.

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Postby Harbertia » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:03 pm

Unit 23 wrote:
Shadowwell wrote:The same can be seen in my current rp, where we got a small group of characters all residing on a space statipn Will look into those books and see if I can give more input.

Feel free to hate me, but I like this concept.

I'm presently involved in the RP myself. Here is the link if you'd like to give it a try. :)
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Postby G-Tech Corporation » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:03 pm

Harbertia wrote:
Unit 23 wrote:No problem. I'll continue to be constructive but I agree I've made my reasons clear.

I've gone through three pages of people asking you for clarity; none of them have stated that you made your reasons clear.

Ithalian Empire wrote:Than stop giving critique on the community and mabey get involved in an rp, or something. If your going to be here than at least make your self useful to the community you so dearly want to change with your viled "ideas to consider".


Harb, take this discussion to Unit’s thread if you wish to continue it, please? Thanks.

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Unit 23 wrote:No problem. I'll continue to be constructive but I agree I've made my reasons clear.


I think G-Tech was trying to tell you to stop "helping" in a more diplomatic way than I want to tell you.


I was not- all viewpoints are worth considering when it comes to writing theory, and discussion is good. But as tempers fray, and one of our main community threads becomes clogged, it would be best if all parties took a step back and cooled off. And, to prevent the Cafe from being entirely derailed and other ideas lost, transfer to Unit’s dedicated thread if more folks want to continue the debate.
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Postby Harbertia » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:05 pm

G-Tech Corporation wrote:Harb, take this discussion to Unit’s thread if you wish to continue it, please? Thanks.

I'm good now, I just- he comes across as rather 'smug' with his mustache cat flag- and I guess :( yeah emotions got to me and I wanted to 'tip' his smugness :( I'm attempting to build a bridge now. Many apologies to this thread.
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Postby Main Nation Ministry » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:06 pm

Shadowwell wrote:
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If I told you the first book of the series is free to view on a pdf and internet, would you read it?

Maybe, what's it called?

The first book is called Machine of Death and the second book is called This Is How You Die. The first book is free on the internet, if you wish to do some research.
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Postby Shadowwell » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:08 pm

Unit 23 wrote:
Shadowwell wrote:The same can be seen in my current rp, where we got a small group of characters all residing on a space statipn Will look into those books and see if I can give more input.

Feel free to hate me, but I like this concept.

Well, the characters are not the only people on the station, it is futuristicand the setting is well defined, so it might not be up your alley.

The rp takes iinfluence from shows like Deep space 9 and Babylon 5.

Will see about getting a link to you if you are still interested.
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Postby Ithalian Empire » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:23 pm

G-Tech Corporation wrote:
Ithalian Empire wrote:
I think G-Tech was trying to tell you to stop "helping" in a more diplomatic way than I want to tell you.


I was not- all viewpoints are worth considering when it comes to writing theory, and discussion is good. But as tempers fray, and one of our main community threads becomes clogged, it would be best if all parties took a step back and cooled off. And, to prevent the Cafe from being entirely derailed and other ideas lost, transfer to Unit’s dedicated thread if more folks want to continue the debate.


I guess I failed reading comprehension in grade school.
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Postby Shadowwell » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:35 pm

Main Nation Ministry wrote:
Shadowwell wrote:Maybe, what's it called?

The first book is called Machine of Death and the second book is called This Is How You Die. The first book is free on the internet, if you wish to do some research.


Would you or the rpers choose what deaths they get?

Am browsing the story now.
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Postby Main Nation Ministry » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:45 pm

Shadowwell wrote:
Main Nation Ministry wrote:The first book is called Machine of Death and the second book is called This Is How You Die. The first book is free on the internet, if you wish to do some research.


Would you or the rpers choose what deaths they get?

Am browsing the story now.

I give the option to have the rpers choose their deaths, though I want to make sure not everyone gets the same death. If someone wants to have a death be a surprise, then I can have the option to choose a death for them.
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Postby Shadowwell » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:59 pm

Main Nation Ministry wrote:
Shadowwell wrote:
Would you or the rpers choose what deaths they get?

Am browsing the story now.

I give the option to have the rpers choose their deaths, though I want to make sure not everyone gets the same death. If someone wants to have a death be a surprise, then I can have the option to choose a death for them.


Maybe compile a base pool of deaths or at least a general pool?

I have read one story so far, the concept is interesting, but so far, most of the reactions that i have see are too accepting. Would you be going a more realistic take, or something like that?

You also mentioned that the rp would take place on the day the machine comes out?
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Postby Main Nation Ministry » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:04 pm

Shadowwell wrote:Maybe compile a base pool of deaths or at least a general pool?

I have read one story so far, the concept is interesting, but so far, most of the reactions that i have see are too accepting. Would you be going a more realistic take, or something like that?

You also mentioned that the rp would take place on the day the machine comes out?

I will clearly add a character bank which will also list their deaths and the RP will be set on the day when the machine goes worldwide. There is one story on the book called "PIANO", which has a man who got the prediction of the same name. Thinking that as long as he has PIANO, he can survive pretty much everything. However, I don't want to give away the twist, but I will say that in the introduction, it lists that it's possible to die from BURIED ALIVE even if you're skydiving (You might land in the path of a collapsing building).
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Postby Pax Nerdvana » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:38 am

Afain, would anyone else be interested in an Ender's Game based RP?
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Postby Olthenia » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:39 am

RP INTEREST AND FEEDBACK REQUEST
Please provide as much detail as possible.

RP's Overarching Concept: Players control their own bands of 17th century mercenaries, and war their way across a vast, uncharted island in search of wealth and glory.

Genre/s: Warhammer: Fantasy, Adventure, Pike & Shot.

Character or Faction Based: Both?

Detailed Description: Imperial explorers have boldly charted their way to a hitherto undiscovered island! Already, tales of sweltering jungles, irate natives, dark sorcery and wealth beyond all imagination have filtered back to the Old World. Are expeditions being planned? Certainly. Are any of them motivated by anything but absolute faith, stunning brutality and bottomless greed? Certainly not! Granted, some fussy naysayers at the Imperial College of Altdorf insists the island has risen from the vast blue ocean itself, that its origins are entwined with fell sorcery, and that it is surely an omen of the End Times – but who cares? Sensible heads are hardly concerned by such scholarly nonsense! They know there’s gold to be made and glory to be had.

And that’s where you come in. You are the bold leader of a stalwart band of mercenaries, scofflaws, cutthroats and freelancers.

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Your job is to conquer this land, or at the very least lend an armoured hand in plundering its riches.

This is Murania. In its sweltering jungle depths you will find your wealth or perish trying.

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Need Help With: The mechanics, basically. Right now, players can either explore various areas or fight things. Perhaps even both, if so inclined. There needs to be more than that though, doesn't there? You can’t build an RP based on those two things alone. Can you?

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Lavan Tiri wrote:Y'all, we're gonna need a new Cafe soon.

Y tho
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Y tho

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