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Why give up?
Posted: Posted February 20th, 2016 by Dalure

I did this almost fifteen years ago on the original GT, and we only needed a few people. Right now I look out and see at least two people lamenting the death of this. All we need is a few committed people willing to make this work.

I GM a few roleplaying games IRL. We keep things going with just a few of us, and we have fun and building interesting worthwhile stories. Perhaps all we need to do this here is a bit of organization before we jump into the fray. If everyone interesting in roleplay sat down and talked with each other about what they wanted to do, perhaps we could build an experience that would be mutually worthwhile.

I am willing to roleplay on this old site. I am not too picky about the subject material, and would be willing to make something fun. Whatever work needs to be established beforehand, I would be game for. I think some ground rules could be helpful.

1. Out of character communication is a must, and quick communication allows us to know how to tailor the experience for each other.

2. Style and setting. Having a fantasy roleplay where jedi and federation starships show up could be difficult. Keeping to a similar setting can help add continuity and make sense of the adhoc world we create.

3. Timing. I have had wonderful forum roleplaying in the past where we all knew where and when to show up. The responses are quick and we can get something done in a single day without sacrificing depth of story.

Our problems all come down to lack of communication. This style of communication was popular in the early 2000's, but times have changed. We need to find a way to better communicate to build better characters and worlds together. We used to use MSN, Yahoo, or AOL messengers, and we need to update our methods. Talk with me if you're interested in building something. I am always open to fresh ideas. Together we can build something beautiful.

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I'm down, but I can't be expected to be active every single day or for entire days. I've got like 3-4 hours of downtime a day, usually between 1pm and 5pm. I'm off and on during the weekends, I tend to spend them working in my lab, but I should be able to get on several times a day, I just might not have an hour to catch up/reply to posts. We could probably do skype/Facebook to communicates in real time, Skype tends to actually be the quickest way to get ahold of me. Also, I tend to play rogue-ish loner characters who may or may not be over powered at times (for story telling purposes, not pvp I'll pay fair) I'm sorry I can't be super consistent my life sucks.

Posted February 21st, 2016 by Growlithe

Skype or FB would work for me as well. :) However, I too have been busy IRL and have fallen behind in some of the RPs I'm currently involved in... I would never give up on this place, though, and always enjoy a good role-play. But like Growlithe, I only have a few hours of downtime per day.

Posted February 21st, 2016 by Cetasaurus
AKA: Kyogre

Best of luck but sadly I don't have the time.


Posted February 21st, 2016 by Clarkey

I'm game, but I haven't roleplayed in years. I could use some writing practice.

Puppy training has gotten better but I still need to keep an eye on her. I'll definitely be free this summer but if it weren't for my interest in a couple of games that's being released I'd be okay. I can probably put in a few hours in but in order to communicate with me email works best since I have it on my phone.

Posted February 21st, 2016 by Castrael

Cas is in, we have to do something now.

Why not install Skype on your phone?

Posted February 21st, 2016 by Growlithe

I don't go on Skype anymore.

Posted February 21st, 2016 by Castrael

I'm down. My skype/msn is

Posted February 21st, 2016 by Aira

Don't forget I can build things too!

Posted February 21st, 2016 by Xhin

NICE xhin, I'm still waiting on NIFE

Posted February 22nd, 2016 by Growlithe

I don't think I meant to say NICE but I don't remember.

Posted February 22nd, 2016 by Growlithe

Suggestion for Ceta, I think it would be neat to have a separate document for our character profile's or a separate website made for that and contacts as well. That way we can get updates on replies and stuff. I forget his name but one of the rpg chat moderators did that in the past.

Posted February 22nd, 2016 by Castrael

Thanks for the suggestion! How does it look?

EDIT: Aira, I added your Skype/MSN to the document, but if you don't want it there I will take it down ASAP.

Edited February 22nd, 2016 by Cetasaurus
AKA: Kyogre

Hey folks, sorry it took me so long to get back to this. I just came back actually expecting to see not much of anything, but pleasantly delighted to see all the people who had responded. I have made a Skype account for the purpose of this.

I'm typically free more often on the weekends or after five. I am busy like many of you folks are. I'm going to add what I think is my Skype contact info to the separate post. Also I'm adding those of you who have posted info.

As far as games are concerned, I'm pretty much game for anything. I GM a lot of shadowrun games, so cyberpunk is close to my heart. steampunk or fantasy are fun too. I could even go sci-fi or modern. I know normally we don't have GMs so that everyone is a PC, but I think making someone responsible for the plot and the NPCs can really help the flow of the story. I find that we either step on each others toes or are overly cautious by not wanting to step on each others toes when it comes to controlling the setting and NPCs if there's no GM. If you guys are against this idea, I'm cool with that, but having some kind of structure with which to work can be useful.

If you guys are cool with having a GM, let me know a setting you prefer and if you'd rather play as a PC or a GM. Also if you want to be a PC, what kind of character you would like to be. There's not really enough of us here to fight against each other too much, so we may want to go into a situation with a basic understanding that our characters are working towards some type of mutual goal even if they have their differences or separate interests.

Posted February 22nd, 2016 by Dalure

Skype name: zthompson2350

I'm going to be playing some sort of roguish character, probably one who uses some sort of staff or other type of pole-arm. Don't really care what the setting is, I can roll w pretty much anything. I'm down for having a GM.

Posted February 23rd, 2016 by Growlithe

I mean I'm down, I don't have crap loads of time but I'm game.
I've been jonesing for a while.

Skype: wonderland.calls131

Posted February 23rd, 2016 by Learna

I'm not opposed to using GMs. In terms of setting/style/genre, I too am game for anything. :) Cyberpunk sounds like a fun challenge to me, if there are other people interested in that as well.

Posted February 24th, 2016 by Cetasaurus
AKA: Kyogre

I'd be game for a cyberpunk down the road, but I'm thinking to start off easy. A generic fantasy setting might be a little better for now. I'm going to set up a post with to bring a group of adventurers together for a job. I'll describe a quick setting and allow you to introduce your characters and interact with each other, and then we'll roll with it.

Posted February 25th, 2016 by Dalure

I suggest you don't do it on GT. Nobody, I think, is in the habit of checking it frequently and it would only take one or two people to not be consistent.

So, I think you should try and do it in a group skype call. In Jedi Sith, when we all did group skype calls years back while we role-played was really fun.

Unfortunately, the actual experience of writing role-plays and dealing with other characters just isn't so exciting anymore, but increase the social aspect, that's always worth it.

Posted February 25th, 2016 by Agis_wild elf
Agis_wild elf

I'm cool with whatever. The only problem I would see with the Skype calls would be scheduling a time to do that. I think that would be optimal. However, if we all aren't able to get on at the same time, we can still have Skype as a form of communication to ask questions or keep in touch with each other. My game plan is to use this to get a feel for what works well and adapt it as we go.

Posted February 26th, 2016 by Dalure

I can see why people would like group Skype calls, and I wouldn't want to deter anyone from proposing/using that option. Me personally, I wouldn't want to do that for my own reasons. So if we did go that route, I think I'd opt out but wish you all luck. :)

Dalure, thanks for posting the RP and getting all of this organized for us – I'm really excited! I will reply to the role-play tonight if all goes well.

Posted February 26th, 2016 by Cetasaurus
AKA: Kyogre

Oh, still interested. I just haven't thought of a new character yet. I've been working on my novel and my short story #2 for class. I plan on getting a new skype name too so I'll let you know when that happens.

Posted February 26th, 2016 by Castrael

I'm sooo sorry; homework took 3 years longer than it was supposed to on the day that I said "I will reply to the role-play tonight."

All weekend I've been hosting two friends which makes me kinda drained which makes me pretty uninspired.

Those are my excuses. I am still very interested in this RP and will join soon. :)

Posted February 28th, 2016 by Cetasaurus
AKA: Kyogre

See, those are valid excuses he or she has, and I think we have them, so that alone is going to kill the group role play, since group role plays kind of require you to be a high schooler with no life.

And also, I only just remembered to check this thread in GT, so despite the fact that I love the idea of a good RP, that kind of thing would keep others a way too.

Posted February 29th, 2016 by Agis pw
Agis pw

I disagree, I think we realize each others schedules and have the capacity for patience. If you don't want to play, say so. We've got 4 people who have already made posts so I'd say for something in it's infancy it's going pretty smoothly.

Posted March 1st, 2016 by Growlithe

Yeah I did end up joining I think the same night I made that comment... I'm dedicated, even if we move along somewhat sluggishly. I still find it quite fun and can wait for others as they wait for me.

Posted March 1st, 2016 by Cetasaurus
AKA: Kyogre

Good to see you Dalure, Agis, Learna ^^

Posted March 1st, 2016 by -Teskein-

Hey Teskein! Damn, long time no see! It's been about a decade hasn't it. How have things been? I'd love to catch up.

Posted March 2nd, 2016 by Dalure

Wow...the nostalgia hit me right in the chest.

I may not be remembered here since I used so many different characters way back when. I do remember many of you guys though (Dalure, Teskein, Learna, Agis).

While it's not likely that I'll be able to partake in RPing these days, I'm glad that I had the opportunity to be a part of the community with you guys when I was younger.

I hope that everyone is well.

Posted March 14th, 2016 by Salus Asriel
Salus Asriel

Been great! Getting married in a week and half. Holy crap Salus it's been a century since I've seen that name.

Posted May 18th, 2016 by -Teskein-

Congrats on the wedding!

Posted May 19th, 2016 by Aira

Congratulations Teskein!

Posted May 23rd, 2016 by Salus Asriel
Salus Asriel
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