NATION

PASSWORD

PL: The EPIC OOC - closed thread

For all of your non-Nationstates related roleplaying needs!

Advertisement

Remove ads

User avatar
Torsiedelle
Post Marshal
 
Posts: 18306
Founded: Dec 03, 2010
Democratic Socialists

Postby Torsiedelle » Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:55 pm

I should be allowed to do a ghetto speak post sometime.

Just sayin, growing up in a poorer small town, at a public school where the ratio of black/white/hispanic people is 40/40/20, and somehow earning the title of "honorary black guy" in tenth grade, I am at least semi-fluent in the latest street speak. Plus I'm a meme wizard.

I mean, come on, fam. You should listen to me talk IRL. Nothin but "that's dope" and calling everyone fam, and saying "fuck" every other word. I ain't got no patience for that proper grammar BS...lol.
Rostavykhan is my Second Nation.
⋘EXCELSIOR⋙
To Cool For School

User avatar
Northwest Slobovia
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 11871
Founded: Sep 16, 2006
Anarchy

Postby Northwest Slobovia » Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:27 pm

I've been led to believe that there's a short skip coming up to get the Serendips home. There's probably other skips coming to catch IC time up with RL time; we do that every so often.

So, I'd like to make a suggestion for both: let's skip in week-long hunks. During the first skip, the Serendips re-equip and do other administrivia for getting ready to leave for looking for obsidian. We also start training of various sorts and advance stories. The Serendips are assumed to have introduced themselves to each other, and asked questions of each other, so we don't need to spend any more IC time on that.

Then the Serendips set off, and IC time advances. When they return to the Building, we skip another week. And so on. This provides a steady flow of time while allowing us to catch up IC time.

This also allows us a specific player development goal: Ched can start Romy training the Serendips to fight as a unit during the first week, while we're back at the Building. If necessary, this permits a character controlled by a more skilled military player to help Romy with training, tactics, leadership, and so on.
Gollum died for your sins.
Power is an equal-opportunity corrupter.

User avatar
Highfort
Minister
 
Posts: 2869
Founded: May 11, 2014
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Highfort » Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:35 pm

Northwest Slobovia wrote:I've been led to believe that there's a short skip coming up to get the Serendips home. There's probably other skips coming to catch IC time up with RL time; we do that every so often.

So, I'd like to make a suggestion for both: let's skip in week-long hunks. During the first skip, the Serendips re-equip and do other administrivia for getting ready to leave for looking for obsidian. We also start training of various sorts and advance stories. The Serendips are assumed to have introduced themselves to each other, and asked questions of each other, so we don't need to spend any more IC time on that.

Then the Serendips set off, and IC time advances. When they return to the Building, we skip another week. And so on. This provides a steady flow of time while allowing us to catch up IC time.

This also allows us a specific player development goal: Ched can start Romy training the Serendips to fight as a unit during the first week, while we're back at the Building. If necessary, this permits a character controlled by a more skilled military player to help Romy with training, tactics, leadership, and so on.


Agreed. Regular skips cut out the filler and let us focus on important scenes while relegating training, basic tasks, etc to the realm of imagination. Plus, the IC will move more smoothly since we'll be RPing out chunks of the story with regular "And so they went!" interludes instead of random skips that happen whenever we stall.

Also gives off a nice fairytale storybook feel to it. Maybe we can get a snarky narrator voice whenever we have skips happen? :p
Inactive: shoot me a PM if you need anything

User avatar
Chedastan
Negotiator
 
Posts: 5626
Founded: Jul 25, 2013
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Chedastan » Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:36 pm

Northwest Slobovia wrote:I've been led to believe that there's a short skip coming up to get the Serendips home. There's probably other skips coming to catch IC time up with RL time; we do that every so often.

So, I'd like to make a suggestion for both: let's skip in week-long hunks. During the first skip, the Serendips re-equip and do other administrivia for getting ready to leave for looking for obsidian. We also start training of various sorts and advance stories. The Serendips are assumed to have introduced themselves to each other, and asked questions of each other, so we don't need to spend any more IC time on that.

Then the Serendips set off, and IC time advances. When they return to the Building, we skip another week. And so on. This provides a steady flow of time while allowing us to catch up IC time.

This also allows us a specific player development goal: Ched can start Romy training the Serendips to fight as a unit during the first week, while we're back at the Building. If necessary, this permits a character controlled by a more skilled military player to help Romy with training, tactics, leadership, and so on.


I like this, it makes sure we're not wasting as much time and stalling to get our characters basic information they need to know. And ensures that progress should be guaranteed to happen in this chapter/page-like format.
adhouse
I wear teal, blue & pink for Swith.

User avatar
New Aksarben
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 12311
Founded: Oct 08, 2012
Ex-Nation

Postby New Aksarben » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:13 pm

I like the idea, it might work better than wwhat we've got going on right now.
Happiness is when
what you think,
what you say,
and what you
do are in harmony.
-Gandhi
Official Squirrel of PL

Agnostic
Democratic Socialist
Comp Sci Major
History Enthusiast
Amateur Artist - My Art!
Nonbinary/Genderqueer
Gay
Wragon Furry
Brony

User avatar
Swith Witherward
Senior P2TM RP Mentor
 
Posts: 30302
Founded: Feb 11, 2012
Democratic Socialists

Postby Swith Witherward » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:57 pm

I think the idea is fine. Players should have a chance to weigh in, however, if something they're working on will take time to play out.

A reminder: we need to wrap up Carnival by tomorrow. Your characters do NOT want to be inside when it vanishes. Take that advice to heart, please.
Senior P2TM RP Mentor

How may I help you today?
adhouse
Role Play
& Writers Group
Why is everyone a social justice warrior?
Why didn't any of you choose a different class,
like social justice mage or social justice thief?
Anti-intellectual elitism: the dismissal of science, the arts, and humanities and their replacement by entertainment, self-righteousness, ignorance, and deliberate gullibility.
- sauce

User avatar
Tiltjuice
Post Czar
 
Posts: 33944
Founded: Jan 20, 2012
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Tiltjuice » Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:07 pm

I've got a bit more spare time for the interim, so I'll start looking through the IC tomorrow as well.
I wear teal, blue, pink & red for Swith. | ✎ Member - ℘ædagog
Discrimination is unworthy. | Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. -Khalil Gibran

User avatar
Swith Witherward
Senior P2TM RP Mentor
 
Posts: 30302
Founded: Feb 11, 2012
Democratic Socialists

Postby Swith Witherward » Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:30 pm

Minerva has hauled out all the supplies. Please, if your character is going to help with that, don't wander over and start up a conversation. Just grab shit and schlep it back to the Building. Thanks.
Senior P2TM RP Mentor

How may I help you today?
adhouse
Role Play
& Writers Group
Why is everyone a social justice warrior?
Why didn't any of you choose a different class,
like social justice mage or social justice thief?
Anti-intellectual elitism: the dismissal of science, the arts, and humanities and their replacement by entertainment, self-righteousness, ignorance, and deliberate gullibility.
- sauce

User avatar
Stormwrath
Negotiator
 
Posts: 6892
Founded: Feb 08, 2014
New York Times Democracy

Postby Stormwrath » Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:37 pm

I may not be online very much within this week and the following two weeks, I'm going to be focusing quite a lot of my efforts on finishing the layout for my college's yearbook. I'll try to post for the Carnival within today.

User avatar
Giovenith
Senior P2TM RP Mentor
 
Posts: 19547
Founded: Feb 08, 2012
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Giovenith » Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:22 am

Mincaldenteans wrote:
Swith Witherward wrote:I forgot all about Gizoogle! Oh man, some of the posts from back in the day... priceless twists.

“Nuff props fo' yo' consideration Alexia. If our phat asses do decizzle ta pursue dat sort of tactic I would be aiiight ta offer you n' Gio any sort of assistizzle I can,” da perved-out muthafucka holla'd “Although I wanna say dat I be also slightly hesitant like tha general. It aint nuthin but tha nick nack patty wack, I still gots tha bigger sack..."


LOL


I think Torsi's came out the best:

Meanwhile, up in another tent...

"Yo ass act like a hardass cuz you afraid ta git too close ta people."
"Fuck dat shit, I act like a hardass cuz mah playas pisses me off."

"Oh, n' I guess you don't also always stalk tha Dimitrov Daughta cuz she remindz you of yo ass, biatch? Or you tell playas you a gangbangin' finger-lickin' dirty-ass shitty-ass thug cuz you believe dat you don't deserve praise, cuz of yo' past mistakes?"
"Toriiz a nutjob, I AM a gangbangin' finger-lickin' dirty-ass shitty-ass person, n' I don't regret jack shiznit bout mah past."

Audette frowned. Y'all KNOW dat shit, muthafucka! Why was her big-ass booty so stubborn, biatch? "Is it cuz you never went ta college?"

Audette(?) Laughed. Y'all KNOW dat shit, muthafucka! "Alright, aiiiight, I be done. Yo ass be a gangbangin' funky lil fucker n' shit. I be out!"

And wit that, da hoe busted outta tha lone tent, back tha fuck into tha carnival. It aint nuthin but tha nick nack patty wack, I still gots tha bigger sack. Damn tents tryin ta give her a Yoda moment n' make her have some inner reflection. I aint talkin' bout chicken n' gravy biatch. That kind of shiznit was fo' stoners n' playas whoz ass worshiped trees. Right back up in yo muthafuckin ass. She'd just pop up in another tent, n' hopefully they'd have brew, fo' what tha fuck dis magic nonsense was worth.

Her retinal display indicated movement nearby. Right back up in yo muthafuckin ass. Biatch dipped sideways tha fuck into tha next tent.
Senior P2TM Mentor, TG w/ RP questions
★ I wear teal, blue & pink for Swith
End Child Marriage In the U.S.
Art and Writing
Blog
Support
Vanity page
adhouse

"Gio has said "fuck you" a few times prior in this chat.
At her phone, at a friend over the letter x, at poe's law,
at me once, at NA once, at pokemon a lot, at people
who do not like polishing rocks, at god, and I stopped
reading after page one of search results but there's two more"
—Ever-Wandering Souls

User avatar
Stormwrath
Negotiator
 
Posts: 6892
Founded: Feb 08, 2014
New York Times Democracy

Postby Stormwrath » Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:06 am

Translated my recent PLost, the last part certainly got me.

[Macy] wondered if dem fish could rap ta her-it would be sick if they done did. Y'all KNOW dat shit, muthafucka! In a instant, one of dem opened its grill n' was rappin ta tha three hoes. "Greetings, land-dwellin' muthafuckas! What brangs you here ta tha ocean?"

User avatar
Monfrox
Post Czar
 
Posts: 33420
Founded: Mar 25, 2011
Father Knows Best State

Postby Monfrox » Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:17 am

Sadly, I hope for something like that for TAC speak n' shit. Maybe one day.

But I could do it in an infantryman's vocabulary very easily.
Last edited by Monfrox on Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:17 am, edited 1 time in total.
Gama Best Horror/Thriller RP 2015 Sequel
I wear teal, blue & pink for Swith.
Xing wrote:Yeah but you also are the best at roleplay. (yay Space Core references) I'm pretty sure a four man tank crew is no problem for someone that had 27 different RP characters going at one time.

The Grey Wolf wrote:Froxy knows how to use a whip, I speak from experience.

Winner of the P2TM 2013 Best Fight Scene in a Single Post and Most Original Character, and 2015 Best Horror/Thriller Role-player awards.
Achievement

User avatar
Torsiedelle
Post Marshal
 
Posts: 18306
Founded: Dec 03, 2010
Democratic Socialists

Postby Torsiedelle » Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:48 am

Nah, lol.

"You know ya ass be actin' like a little bitch because you can't be talking good to people."
"Fuck you too, man. I act like I do cause bitches piss me off, fam."

"Yeah, and what about that Torii kid, you don't like her? Man, you always hangin' with her, she just like you, and you bith got that whole "I ain't nobidy special" case goin on, only difference is you act like a G when you ain't one."
"Oh hell nah, that bitch ain't like me, man, she crazy as fuck, man, and the fuck you say about me? Bitch I'm the straightest G 'round. You wanna talk shit, better check yo'self, bitch. You wanna square up? Come on, let's square up, we gon do it up in here, boy, gon lay down some shit for Worldstar, yo punk ass lookin like a size-15 PT shoe lookin ass."

And then fists get thrown, and I yell "Worldstar" and take a cellphone video.
Rostavykhan is my Second Nation.
⋘EXCELSIOR⋙
To Cool For School

User avatar
The BranRiech
Post Czar
 
Posts: 31391
Founded: Mar 24, 2011
Ex-Nation

Postby The BranRiech » Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:52 am

I've been coming up for an idea for an RP recently (Sorry for not posting), and I was wondering if I could share it here. :p

User avatar
Giovenith
Senior P2TM RP Mentor
 
Posts: 19547
Founded: Feb 08, 2012
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Giovenith » Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:55 am

Happy Jesus-Became-A-Zombie Day everyone!
Senior P2TM Mentor, TG w/ RP questions
★ I wear teal, blue & pink for Swith
End Child Marriage In the U.S.
Art and Writing
Blog
Support
Vanity page
adhouse

"Gio has said "fuck you" a few times prior in this chat.
At her phone, at a friend over the letter x, at poe's law,
at me once, at NA once, at pokemon a lot, at people
who do not like polishing rocks, at god, and I stopped
reading after page one of search results but there's two more"
—Ever-Wandering Souls

User avatar
Torsiedelle
Post Marshal
 
Posts: 18306
Founded: Dec 03, 2010
Democratic Socialists

Postby Torsiedelle » Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:56 am

Giovenith wrote:Happy Jesus-Became-A-Zombie Day everyone!


And how do I celebrate? Laying in bed, resting off sickness, watching youtube, and playing my 3DS.

It's nice.
Rostavykhan is my Second Nation.
⋘EXCELSIOR⋙
To Cool For School

User avatar
Tiltjuice
Post Czar
 
Posts: 33944
Founded: Jan 20, 2012
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Tiltjuice » Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:06 pm

I will chicken you all.
I wear teal, blue, pink & red for Swith. | ✎ Member - ℘ædagog
Discrimination is unworthy. | Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. -Khalil Gibran

User avatar
Giovenith
Senior P2TM RP Mentor
 
Posts: 19547
Founded: Feb 08, 2012
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Giovenith » Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:07 pm

Torsiedelle wrote:
Giovenith wrote:Happy Jesus-Became-A-Zombie Day everyone!


And how do I celebrate? Laying in bed, resting off sickness, watching youtube, and playing my 3DS.

It's nice.


We're at my grandma's house for food.

By which I mean my mom and me. My brothers actually are out of the country currently because their dad's dad just recently died so they flew off to pay respects. It was really sudden, but I'm sure it'll be fine.
Senior P2TM Mentor, TG w/ RP questions
★ I wear teal, blue & pink for Swith
End Child Marriage In the U.S.
Art and Writing
Blog
Support
Vanity page
adhouse

"Gio has said "fuck you" a few times prior in this chat.
At her phone, at a friend over the letter x, at poe's law,
at me once, at NA once, at pokemon a lot, at people
who do not like polishing rocks, at god, and I stopped
reading after page one of search results but there's two more"
—Ever-Wandering Souls

User avatar
The BranRiech
Post Czar
 
Posts: 31391
Founded: Mar 24, 2011
Ex-Nation

Postby The BranRiech » Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:19 pm

Tiltjuice wrote:I will chicken you all.


Dear God . . .

--

Nah, but my RP idea that I've been formulating. I came up with it the other day, and explained it to Torsii today. It'd have to do with the Pyersai mainly, and would help me delve a lot more into their culture and society. The PC's would be a group of friends exploring a cave in Europe. The group would end up getting lost, and wandering up to a small home carved into the cave-wall. The house, however, would belong to a reclusive Pyersai mage, with less-than-nice intentions on what to do to the guests.

He'd turn half the group into Pyersai minions using arcane magic, and the other group would escape into the caves again. The minions would then be forced to fight for the Mage on his quest to overthrow the Pyersai kingdom, while the other group would be trying to get their friends back, by defeating the mage.

It'd take the player characters on a quest that would bring them to a bunch of unique locations both above and below ground, and there'd be room for side-stories and arcs and such.

I wanted to pitch the idea here, because I'd only want a few people to be in the RP, but I wanted them to be somewhat familiar already, which you guys all are. :p

User avatar
Tiltjuice
Post Czar
 
Posts: 33944
Founded: Jan 20, 2012
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Tiltjuice » Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:56 pm

OK, caught up.
I wear teal, blue, pink & red for Swith. | ✎ Member - ℘ædagog
Discrimination is unworthy. | Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. -Khalil Gibran

User avatar
Cerillium
Senior P2TM RP Mentor
 
Posts: 12454
Founded: Oct 27, 2012
New York Times Democracy

Postby Cerillium » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:06 pm

Will catch up here later tonight once supper is finished.
I wear teal, blue & pink for Swith
There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears, and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination.

User avatar
Chedastan
Negotiator
 
Posts: 5626
Founded: Jul 25, 2013
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Chedastan » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:14 pm

Cerillium wrote:Will catch up here later tonight once supper is finished.

Welcome back, Cer!
adhouse
I wear teal, blue & pink for Swith.

User avatar
Cerillium
Senior P2TM RP Mentor
 
Posts: 12454
Founded: Oct 27, 2012
New York Times Democracy

Postby Cerillium » Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:59 pm

... :blink:


Right. I don't think our current format is working. We have people that prefer light and whimsical discussions, and people that prefer heavy stories. We have players that shrug and go along with things because three years' experience has taught them that good things come from it. We have players that want answers to every little thing, and there isn't any suspension of disbelief. And we have players that treat RP as a hard core hobby and crave intensive depth and consistency to their world much to the determent of those around them that seek a laid back game.

We can not accommodate all those things using our current format.

Can we still be epic?

Yes.

How can we change it?

A) Lose the teaching RP status. No skin off my nose. Makes my life easier. However, you do not want to game with non-teaching Cer. I'm a patient mentor. I'm an asshole GM when not mentoring. If we drop the teaching status, each player will be allowed one character to start. Only one. Pick a good one. I might let you add another if you don't annoy me too badly. Don't cry to me about it.

B) We remain a teaching RP but we allow division. This will allow vets to play their stories but keep the lighter players occupied. However, it's up to the players to play their own stories out. The GM runs the main training elements and themed stories but it's not mandated that all players participate. Players determine who goes on their private story. Want to be part of that group? Prove yourself dependable as a player. The majority of the time, players are excluded by other players because they have bad habits: they don't post; they don't read other posts; they put no thought into their own posts; they detract from the story by bringing in their character's own drama-trauma; they lose interest and then whine because there isn't anything to do IC; they don't take initiative.

C) We remain a teaching RP but we disallow division completely. EVERYONE goes on Vargquest. EVERYONE goes to find obsidian. EVERYONE follows the same storyline. NO ONE is permitted to run side stories. We tried this in PL several times. It didn't work.

D) We keep all of this the same. No changes. Players just have to adjust and be less demanding/more attentive/whatever.

I lean towards option B.

What would that look like? A hard reboot initial suggestion.

  • Varg and Fiends comes to a close in order to restart. The end result is that you've managed to recruit them. Good job. Have a biscuit. PCs can't keep their obsidian rings however. They didn't earn them through play.
  • Months have passed. Residents have finally figured out their assess from a hole in the ground. They've learned of each zone and how it benefits them. They can hold their own.
  • Characters can take a bathtub up to the gates and access them. These will lead them to whatever adventure the player wishes to run. Entities (corporeal or otherwise) from those dimensions can not return/invade/intrude upon the Galli dimension without my explicit permission. This setting is not the place to set up your faction.
  • Character stories involving Galli zones are no more. The home setting -- Galli -- remains pristine. We lift the dark vibe to Ascalon. The city still frowns on magic but the underworld elements (crime lords/drugs) aren't as severe. It is nothing but a play zone where PCs can restock or gain information between adventure runs. No Minerva cocaine clubs, no Amanda taking over the uppers. Go fuck with something beyond the gates.
  • Overarching Purpose: PCs have been charged by Demens to recruit as many as possible for the god war. This means teams go through the gates to stealthily seek out whoever he has chosen, or to recover shit necessary to the war's success. Retrieved NPCs will settle in a zone in Galli. CoOPs and I will run these recruitment stories. It also means we will no longer drop new player's PCs in the lobby. A team goes out to retrieve them from whatever peril threatens them. We have warriors. We have competent medical personnel. We have scientists. We can seriously have fun with this.
  • Posting schedules. Players serving as GMs should define posting minimums (once a day, once every two days, at least once a week). Players should adhere to them. Communicate if you can't post. Don't waltz in here after five days of silence to tell us you were busy.
  • Other wants? I think I've included the elements from several TGs here. I'm sure I've missed a few. We can add, subtract, switch up, or drop anything here that doesn't sit well.



As for the current IC state?

It's Sunday. I see people are still in the carnival. Were it not for the request that we change up the game format, we would have skipped.

With the exception of Sep/Nes (story potentially going to a non-PL thread), you need to wrap up your shit. Now. We will progress once discussions regarding a new format are done. Any unresolved business remains unresolved. Anyone still foolish enough to be in the carnival will be dead when it tears itself from the dimension.
I wear teal, blue & pink for Swith
There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears, and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination.

User avatar
Torsiedelle
Post Marshal
 
Posts: 18306
Founded: Dec 03, 2010
Democratic Socialists

Postby Torsiedelle » Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:02 pm

Been trying to wrap up for a while.

Might just "fucking magicks" the whole lot back. I have no motivation anymore. I'll just stick to other peoples stories, since mine always fail and die.
Rostavykhan is my Second Nation.
⋘EXCELSIOR⋙
To Cool For School

User avatar
New Aksarben
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 12311
Founded: Oct 08, 2012
Ex-Nation

Postby New Aksarben » Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:12 pm

Cer, I kind of agree, the reboot idea would be pretty cool, make it interesting to bring in new PCs, and stuff like that. I do hope Varg still goes through maybe?

B I think is the best option too.
Happiness is when
what you think,
what you say,
and what you
do are in harmony.
-Gandhi
Official Squirrel of PL

Agnostic
Democratic Socialist
Comp Sci Major
History Enthusiast
Amateur Artist - My Art!
Nonbinary/Genderqueer
Gay
Wragon Furry
Brony

PreviousNext

Advertisement

Remove ads

Return to Portal to the Multiverse

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bojikami, Nea Videssos, Riysa, The National Dominion of Hungary

Advertisement

Remove ads