Traveller's Cafe 4: Brainstorming, Discussion, Tea, Advice

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Traveller's Cafe 4: Brainstorming, Discussion, Tea, Advice

Postby P2TM » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:46 am

The beginning.
Credit for the Traveller's Cafe idea goes out to Esternial. No one else has done more for P2TM.


Please take all chatter to the chat thread.

Note: This isn't a chat thread like General's Eternal Thread, Gameplay's Neutral Ground, F7's Flaming Wombat and P2TM's own The Restaurant at the End of the Multiverse. We'd like to keep things centred around topics related to this forum, and specifically roleplaying (tips, hints, etc.). Discuss character development, RP genres or wage discussions that you'd rather have outside of your thread OOCs.

There are people who have more trouble than others with getting a concept worked out. Others get it done pretty easily, or prefer to base their RP on a previous one to reduce their work-load. Then you have the people that have a concept, but are afraid to put it out there because of a possible lack of interest.

No more with that, I say!

Put your ideas forward here, the brilliant members of the Multiverse are sure to have one or two cents to add to your idea and mold it into a concept bound to garner that attention it deserves.

This thread is for three (3) things:

You're welcome to ask questions, request feedback on ideas, or discuss ideas here. We have an official CHAT THREAD where you can chat about RP community topics in general.

You have a Roleplay concept or idea, but you don't know how to work this raw creation into something more refined. You post it here, describe your idea and put it on the table, then other members of the Multiverse get to give you their two cents - and some advice - so that you can trim off those sharp edges and improve your concept with details until it's ready to be posted. Stick to your idea, though; don't let others tell you what to do, it's still your idea. You're also free to put forwards your ideas here, even if you don't intend to use it yourself. Maybe one of the members of this Think Tank might be interested in it.

Any question you might have laying around may be posted here. This is a thread dedicated to 'helping' you out, where your fellow RP'ers will be the ones doing the helping. Whether you want pointers or can't figure something out, post it here. In essence, this thread is the equivalent of the RP'ing Questions Thread. Despite the myriad of capable Mentors, most have little experience with P2TM RP's and etiquette (if there is any), so I believe that we should have questions related to P2TM answered by people from P2TM. You don't ask a Frenchman directions in London (Unless he lives there, or has a map, or know a know what I mean.)

Note: For II-related question or general questions regarding your RP'ing, contact the II Mentors or go here. For a list of RP regions, RP groups or cataloged discussions on RP subjects, go here.

ImageAdvertising in this thread is permitted, but you might want to add a good description to your post instead of simply posting a link to the OOC thread. RPs that were previously discussed her may be posted and don't need a description if they have been worked out in this thread. There is an official P2TM RP ADVERTISMENT thread HERE if your RP is ready to launch.

We have two forms available. HELP ME and RP INTEREST. HELP ME is for general RP questions (How do I make an OOC? Can you look at my thread? What's "insert topic" mean?). RP INTEREST is what you use if you're working on a RP idea and want feedback. Please do NOT remove the #Mentor hashtag.

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With this initiative, which is completely funded by my offshore bank account, I seek to help people work out raw concepts into marvelous RP fresco's. Nobody likes an unbaked bread - and if you do, you'll probably be sick after eating it - so get it baked here. With chocolate or without it, you're the OP. Mold that dough into the most awesome bread this forum has ever seen!

Turtle never tasted so damn awesome and so guilt-free! This is what your RP could be like!


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Postby P2TM » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:46 am

Endorsed Multiverse Threads:
FORUM INFO: Welcome to P2TM - All guides links are here. Exceptional RP Posts
P2TM Survey

Recognized RP Groups:
Fallout RP Group - A group for Fallout fans.
Imperium - WFB/40K RP Group
The Council of the Multiverse
The Titans
Tolkien RP Group
Hunter's LoungeRP Group
The Madhouse Role Play Group
The Pub

(know any other P2TM RP Genre Groups? TG a P2TM Mentor with the thread link!)


Public Offerings
The P2TM Times (P2TM Newspaper)

Are you looking for a P2TM-based RP region?
The following regions are acknowledged as P2TM RP regions:
Ankh Mauta
Madhouse Productions
Gatehouse by the P2TM

(know any other P2TM RP regions? Lemme know!)

Report Archive:
The Character RP Genres On P2TM With Some Rambling, 28th of January, 2013 (By Agritum)
Easter Report, 31 of March, 2013 (By Agritum)
"Monthly" Report of the Portal (By Agritum)

Poll results:
More diverse threads (not just teenage superheroes anymore!): 43 votes (47%)
Change in posting mentality (short one-liners, you shall not pass!): 28 votes (30%)
More guides/ assistance for the aspiring RP'er: 18 votes (20%)
Other (please specify): 2 votes (2%)
It needs a serious overhaul (please specify why): 1 vote (1%)

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Postby Kyrusia » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:49 am

Old Thread.

Before you ask, yes, the Overgoat is magical. I've taken the liberty of switching the OP of version 4 to the P2TM account.

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Postby Camicon » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:54 am

The March To 12500 begins again...
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Postby Zanera » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:56 am

Camicon wrote:The March To 12500 begins again...

We'll win the next war.

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Postby Arengin Union » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:08 am

"I do as I please"
-King Abraham Markev final words before jumping into a cage to fight a lion.

Proud member of the Federation of Allies

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Postby Anowa » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:08 am

The fresh thread smell...
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breathes in

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Postby Shadowwell » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:34 am

Well, so many more pages for things
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Postby Olthenia » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:40 am

Glory hallelujah.

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Postby Esternial » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:53 am

Made it to number four everyone, and what a distance we've traversed. This motley crew of P2TM'ites makes me so proud.
Need P2TM-related help or advice? Contact me or any of the other P2TM Mentors

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Postby G-Tech Corporation » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:16 am

Esternial wrote:Made it to number four everyone, and what a distance we've traversed. This motley crew of P2TM'ites makes me so proud.

It is, of course, all your fault.
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Postby Pax Nerdvana » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:28 am

Esternial wrote:Made it to number four everyone, and what a distance we've traversed. This motley crew of P2TM'ites makes me so proud.

Thank you, good sir.
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Postby Rupudska » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:05 am

First page.
The Holy Roman Empire of Karlsland (MT/FanT & FT/FanT)
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Best thread ever.|Ace Combat!
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On Karlsland Witch Doctrine:
Hladgos wrote:Scantly clad women, more like tanks
seem to be blowing up everyones banks
with airstrikes from girls with wings to their knees
which show a bit more than just their panties

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Rupudska wrote:So do you fight with AK-47s or something even more primitive? Since I doubt any economy could reasonably sustain itself that way.
Presumably they use advanced technology like STRIKE WITCHES

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Anti: Modern Liberalism, third wave feminism, anarchy, fascism, communism, socialism, radical Muslims, terrorism.

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Postby Indo-pasif archipelago » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:09 am

Well, well, well, look at this flashy new place...
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Puppet of Hashkin

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Never thought I'd see the day...
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I award you ten points for the nickname. Which will buy you...
more posts from the duo
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*pets Esty*
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The new thread. It's beautiful!
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My overall account that I use for P2TM and even for international roleplaying! MNM is a mysterious and extremely dangerous dictatorship filled with supernatural oddities, demons, militarized soldiers everywhere, and a misanthropic nihilistic dictator who doesn't give a damn. It's basically if the SCP Foundation got mixed with 1984.

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fresh bread
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Postby Brusia » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:34 pm

Another day, another thread huh? :p If I could go ahead and steal the first RP interest post:

Please provide as much detail as possible.
RP's Overarching Concept: A Star Wars RP in which the Yuuzhan Vong invade the Galaxy at the height of the Clone Wars.
Genre/s: Sci-fi
Character or Faction Based: Primarily character, though likely with faction-scale conflicts as well.
Detailed Description: Currently, I'm thinking the RP would begin a few months after the Vong launched their invasion with a surprise attack on Coruscant, taking the planet and killing much of the Republic's leadership before beginning to expand to other planets in the Core, including Skako, where they will have killed much of the Separatist Council meeting on the planet to discuss the situation. It will thus largely fall to the PCs to lead the Galaxy in the fight against a seemingly invincible foe...

Need Help With: Fleshing things out a bit and gauging interest.

Please leave this hashtag in place: #Mentorhelp

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Postby Industrial West Virginia » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:46 pm

Please provide as much detail as possible.
RP's Overarching Concept: You are a member of organized crime in America in 2020. Your overlord has decided that he needs to run for president.
Genre/s: Crime, Action, Murder
Character or Faction Based: Character
Detailed Description: In the year 2020 people are praising the lords of time for finally bringing an end to the horrifying regime of McDoland Grump. With this and with the "success" of the regime, there has been tons of corruption in the government. Most of the frontrunners for the role of president are extremist leftists that claim they can fix everything and basically Hilter V.2.

As such, your overlord has decided it's time for some change. Your group has been getting more and more popular over the years, and your overlord has taken some concern. So has the general public. All of the politicians at the top are now against your group and are campaigning with that as their front-runner. The overlord has decided you have to do something about this.

The soldiers are assigned to specific people to influence. These are people that may be able to endorse the overlord. You also must do this inconspicuously. They must influence them in any way possible. Influence them towards what? Towards voting for the leader of the crime group of course! You may work with other people on one person, they might ask for your help on their assignment though. You're basically the reverse sales team of a crime group, trying to get people to sponsor you so you can have profit and safety forever while giving them nothing but lies and terrible propaganda.

Your overlord has decided to run for president. He has never been figured out and has minimal amount of connections to the group. The most connection anyone can find is whenever he was younger he said something along the lines of "organized crime is cool." to someone in his high school. The RP ends whenever either the whole crime group is busted and the overlord is figured out, or all of the targets are dealt with.

Need Help With: Realism and just generally improving and thickening the plot.

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Postby Galnius » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:06 pm

Esternial wrote:Made it to number four everyone, and what a distance we've traversed. This motley crew of P2TM'ites makes me so proud.

It's quite amazing, really
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