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Post by Myds6 on Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:36 pm

It seems the biggest obstacle we face here is the speed or slowness that things develop based on all of our different schedules. For example, I've been on a lot lately, but I'll be on less often in a little while. I think it might be cool where we have stories that run as canonical as possible for the world, and rules, but are somewhere between story and RPG. You'll notice some of my character backgrounds kind of turn into mini stories. The benefit of this is that new content and exciting things are developing more often, and faster.

But my idea would be something where someone could interject a move--but won't get bogged down waiting for traditional initiative order. I see some various objections, and this is a proposal to deal with the problems this could cause.

1) If someone makes a post and doesn't return by whenever the person writing continues it--the story can maybe go on around them--provided that it isn't to their character's detriment. Kind of like how on a MMORPG you can "log out" and the world continues, but without making up a goofy "logged out explanation, rather one like "Niniane found herself uncertain what to do next as the scene unfolded around her." So, first rule would be, you can't harm someone when they aren't taking their turns.

2) Obviously, to allow for it to be interactive, whoever is writing/GMing the story would still need to have all the stats on all the NPC's, and presumably make rolls as normal...this also just helps spice it all up with uncertainty.

3) Although some of my characters act "competitive" in the arena, I, as a player, am not personally competitive. If my characters lose, that's as good to me as if they win; it's the kind of thing where everyone wins as I see it. I don't know if others share this view. As such, I wouldn't be bothered to much if my characters miss a turn as long as no one else is relying on them.

4) For me, the beauty of this forum is that I'm not calling all of the shots. I get lots of what I want happening in the stories, but I don't have god-like omnipotence that bores me with everything always turning out just as I planned it. I really don't want to lose the participation aspect. But perhaps we also need a rule for things that are completely stalled when people don't reply over long periods of time? How should that work out?

5) I apologize if I am bothering anyone by seeming too active on the forums or overzealous. I learned just this year to make 3D art, and I have been looking for the proper storylines to use it in service of. I also have a bit of free time right now, and am trying to get a lot in before I have less.

6) So, at any rate, I'm starting a pilot/test story for this idea at the tavern, where Jessica is being harassed by....well....you'll see.

7) I hope I didn't step on any toes. If it's a bad idea, let me know, I don't want to be a bother to anyone.
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Re: idea--hybrid RPG/story rule situation

Post by Big Mara on Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:31 am

I'm very much in agreement, Myds. Maybe if someone doesn't respond for a while, we assume they attempted an attack, but it just didn't work? That's just an idea.

Also, as far as what you said about being just as happy if your character loses as if she wins, I'm exactly the same way. Honestly, I don't mind if my character loses every single time. It's still fun, and I still get something out of it, if you know what I mean. Wink

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Post by Myds6 on Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:16 am

Anyway, let me know here if anyone else likes the story idea, or the way the particular test story is unfolding. People thought Jessica might have been a little "restrained" with Yvette in the arena, maybe it's because she went to school with a bunch of sadists most of her life.
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Post by cerindclvr on Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:59 pm

I love your contributions in every form, for the record. And I like the idea of some sort of form of storytelling that allows for those of us with less predictable schedules to pop in and out of game. I regret not hopping into Jessica's bar adventure, personally, even if it would have been as a random, one-shot character. I think we do need more avenues for activity here, since my schedule has become a little volatile lately. Another 1-3 people to join us would be ideal, I think...

Any other thoughts on alternatives to arena battles or adventures? Who else might we get to join us here..? I'm interested to discuss this further...
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Post by Big Mara on Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:48 pm

I would definitely be interested in joining the two of you in this. The two ideas I was able to think of thus far were some kind of strip game, either poker or possibly a quiz, or an obstacle course designed to strip and humiliate the participants.

Strip poker could include plenty of teasing and silly flirting between the girls, and I actuallt had an idea for a party encountering a sphinx-girl (or just a cute catgirl) who would use magic to gradually strip girls who couldn't answer her questions, but might end up losing her own clothes and fur if the party finally bested her.

Let's definitely brainstorm ideas some more. I'll get home from work in a couple hours, and I can brainstorm more then.

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Post by Myds6 on Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:53 pm

Ohhh, I like both those ideas. The obstacle course especially. I think of Takeshi's castle, or that American version of it whose name I forget...it's still on. I had been looking at the solo adventures, which are cool, but also required another person to GM. The bar stuff I did with Jessica filled out her backstory, and set the stage for a crazy arena battle. I'm finishing up the setup for the pirate adventure now, but was going to wait a bit to run it. I don't want to wait to long, though, as we might lose some membership if it gets too dead around here. My schedule is usually semi-predictable, with occasional whole weeks of being buried in work. We need to have some things that can go on without input from too many people, though, just so there's always something here. I really enjoy writing the story type stuff, and I use the dice rolls to keep myself guessing what's going to happen. Not as fulfilling as having outside input, but I can write a lot in a short time that way.
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Post by Big Mara on Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:16 pm

Yeah, I'm the same way. I'm honestly much more of a fan of just the writing aspect of these stories than the dice-rolling portions, but those do add a nice element of unpredictability, which I also quite like. Too many dice do tend to slow things down considerably, so I think striking a good balance is definitely a good idea for future adventures/matches. Overall, though, I'm excited to have Annie start joining parties and going on adventures, now that her arena debut is finished.

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Post by westley24 on Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:41 pm

I, for one, quite like the dice-rolling part of this (I'm a nerd when it comes to tabletop games,) and I have a pretty predictable schedule which allows me to post rather often (with the exception of this next week and a half or so, during which any posts I make are going to come out somewhat slowly.) I would definitely be GM'ing more, but I don't consider myself much of a creative writer.

On another note, I would totally be down for some sort of strip poker game.

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Post by Myds6 on Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:55 am

I'd love to have Annie or Jamie along for the pirates bit.

It occurs to me that one of the not-exactly-canonical-enferia-rpg/story hybrid adventures I was thinking about adapting is a little bit like the obstacle course idea.  Not to give too much away, but it involves fairy magic, an artifact, a party, a burglary, and "Home Alone" style stuff that isn't necessarily just stripping but wet and messy, hot buns, catfights etc.  Not sure how into that everyone is, although I've seen wet and messy in some of Cerindclvr's writing before.

On the character front, I really love Annie as a new character. I miss seeing Raine the Sorceress around, and I'm going to miss T'Cryse. I like lots of other characters out there--Yvette is tons of fun, Caterina, Halia, Ash. Maybe we can even "turn" Dalla from "Heel NPC" to "Face PC" lol.

As for who might join us, there are a few good writers over at OCC that I know of, who might appreciate the genre.  Aard, Derelict, and Alexandra80, who I was corresponding with about illustrating her sorceress story, and had made the characters, but was waiting for it to get a little more intense before posing them.  She seems to have run out of time or interest, perhaps?
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Post by Big Mara on Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:13 am

I don't really have anything against wet and messy stuff, but it's not something I'm generally into. It's not a turn on, but it's not a turn off, basically.

All of this sounds good, though. It seems like we've got some pretty good ideas being thrown around so far, so we should have plenty of fun stuff to put our characters through. Wink

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Post by Myds6 on Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:52 pm

Yup! Posted a preliminary RP for the Pirate business, but the real adventure will be starting somewhat later (timed to Trouble at the Arena, which will be going for a while).

More immediately, I posted the thread for the Sylvan Crown, which is a hybrid that once in, you can drop in or out of, because there are going to be multiple parties. Big Mara, if it isn't too forward to ask, what outside of the stripping and the fun g/g stuff Annie and Halia were doing to you like? Just asking so I can perhaps personalize it a bit. If anyone else wants to weigh in on this thread, I can think a little about what their characters will face in the different areas of the mansion.
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Post by cerindclvr on Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:06 pm

All of this sounds delightful to me. More detailed response to come.
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Post by Big Mara on Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:47 pm

It's not too forward, no. As for what I liked about the match, in particular, I'm a big fan of the slightly comedic feel that most of the match had. I think that sort of vibe tends to make things more appealing for me; if it almost seems to be happening by accident, I mean. For example, I'm much more interested in seeing a girl's belt buckle catch on something, then have her pants fal down to her ankles and reveal her underwear that way than I am in seeing someone just rip the girl's pants off directly. It's partly the unilikely "accidental" nature that makes some of this a bit more appealing.

The tentacles were also quite nice, and one thing Cerindclvr did that I really liked was his use of the sensory wand for the "phantom blowjob". It wasn't something I'd thought of before then, but really like the thought of the girls getting teased or stimulated by a ghost, or just something they can't see.

In general, though, if jit happened during Annie and Halia's match, I liked it. Cerindclvr is great at this. Wink

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Post by Myds6 on Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:19 pm

I agree!  I think it should be pretty easy to personalize for you, since I also enjoy a comical feel for things.  Yes, Annie has so much potential for that, and I suspect the environment will help make that happen.  But it's good to ask.

In other news, I'm keeping my eye out for lovely faces...celebrities, people who are plastered all over the internet because they want to be famous, etc, who have great faces, that will inspire some of the NPC's.  I don't mean they have to be really famous; I'm saying that if they put themselves out there as a rock star, a movie or television star, a porn star, a reality tv person, or have posted a bunch of nude pictures of themselves on the internet, they have likely come to terms with the idea that someone out there is thinking about their image sexually.  What all these means is--they can be huge stars or relative unknowns, just not "here's my sister!"    Laughing   I've already started quite a list (with a focus, for example, on my favorite WWE divas, that created the looks for Dalla and Vella), but if you have suggestions, and I agree, their digital lookalike might show up somewhere.  It's hard creating new people from scratch that don't look overly similar.
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