|The Anomaly (ex_theanomal583) wrote in primeval_rpinfo,|
@ 2011-01-07 22:09:00
|Current music:||ANIMAL Feat. Yoko Yazawa - 井上ジョー|
I'd like to take this opportunity to try and explain my idea for the way this game is played in a less nonsensical way than is in the very rushed info of the community! Being new to Journal based RPing, I'm more than happy to take ideas from you guys as to how you'd like to play too, and I'll probably need your help with things at some point too! Anyway, as the show we all love is very episodical in its structure, my intention is to play the game in a similar way. When I started up my series two RP we stuck to a time based episode routine, whereby we would all chip in and give ideas as to what creatures and scenarios we would like next, and then on a certain day a post would be made by a NPC, which in this case will be this anomaly account, which will explain where the anomaly has opened and what has immediately occurred in the surrounding area. Following this, the characters will then obviously be alerted to the anomaly, and take appropriate action, with RP fun ensuing.
The way this worked, to ensure that this didn't just fizzle out, we had a time limit on getting the creature and anomaly cleaned up, for example after stating on a Sunday night at 7pm a raptor appears in a shopping centre, players have until 7pm the next Sunday to play as their characters and save the world. A new scenario would then be decided upon, and the cycle would start again with another specified time limit. I found it stopped things getting stale. If things weren't quite wrapped up, the NPC would take over and save the day, returning the characters to status quo. Characters are not forced to participate in each scenario, if you want to write some extremely angsty storyline where your character needs to mope alone, then go ahead! Also, in between the scheduled anomaly appearances, characters are free to continue playing, for example Connor and Abby could go out for dinner somewhere to discuss where he's going to live, or something.
Anyway, that's briefly how my idea works. It allows all of you players to have input into what we play, and also I think helps to give direction to the game and prevent things from just running out of steam. As for playing on this Journal site, my plan is to have all posts into the main RP community, with characters replying to those if they are with the original posting character, but if this isn't how you usually RP on Journals then let me know. I also have a feeling that people use the character Journals to post into as well, so if you have any ideas on how we could incorporate that into the game then throw them at me!
If you have any questions, just ask! I think I shall leave things until Monday to see if anymore people join, and in the meantime let's get thinking of ideas!