First of all, I hope this question is allowed here as I'm confused as heck and maybe it can help someone else with some clarification. I am not new to rp but things have shifted and there is new terminology and I want to be clear when I post for a wanted line.
I saw a post on pbads recently. It was a poll about what writers like and dislike about games and that was followed up a day or two later by the survey results. It was very helpful but unfortunately it is now long since buried. What I'm hoping to clarify is what exactly is a pb game or comm?
* Faux is just as it is described. Popular faces of actors/models/musicians/etc in roles as fake, imagined or second generation actors/models/musicians/etc.
* Fandom is popular faces of actors/models/musicians/etc playing the roles of literature/movies/comics/etc characters including original characters made for that verse.
* Then there is the town/city games that are mostly slice of life with actors/models/musicians/etc faces used as ORIGINAL CHARACTERS created by the writer. Here's where I get a little baffled. Is this what is termed as PB now? And is there specific designation between games that are most lines plotted out in a comm or public ads comm and then never actually played out versus games that have a hint of mod/group generated plot? The city games I'm referring to are the ones that you only post a line or two, a question or meme or lyrics and all the real action is done (if at all) in customs?
* To get to the nuts and bolts of my question, the above is what I'm trying to avoid. I'm looking for the correct term for a community that uses actors/models/musicians/etc as original characters as designated by the writer and/or the plot of the game. (ie: a space game where a spaceship captain is needed but it is up to the writer how he develops said character.) Where there is actual writing involved and it is visible to the other players so they may follow along. Where there aren't typically more than an IC and OOC comm. Old school is what I'm talking about. Where your gif and layout or the popularity of the face you use is not critiqued more than your writing. What is this unicorn called? Can anyone clarify or set me straight? tia!