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#1 Maverick-Werewolf

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 01:24 AM

I won't make it a poll just yet, since I have too many ideas flying around in my head as to what it could be about, but for now just come here to discuss what you think the next Wylfgard RP should be about, and what you want to see in it (and\or what\who you would want to play as, etc.), so I'll get an idea of what to make.

Yes, I know 9\10 of my RPs on this forum have been miserable failures, but I'm such a RP nut, and I used to participate in RP(s) all the time, that I'm persistent enough to try yet again to make one that'll actually work out, since I think it'd be very fun. Call it egotistical if you want to, but I think I could make a great DM if I got the chance (you guys enjoyed IotC while it lasted, right? tongue.gif ) and if I wasn't too busy. I was hoping to have at least a short RP while summer's still here.

So what do you lot think?

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#2 MS_DOS

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 02:17 AM

Hmm... something along the lines of Throne of Bhaal... like, lots of people who are the offspring of a God or the offspring many different Gods all vying for power? Until the final clash in the God's Realm?
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 02:27 AM

Um, no, that's way too... big. It makes everyone's character too powerful and important. tongue.gif

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#4 Agamemnon

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 02:39 AM

IotC was great while it lasted, but I think the main problem your RP's tend to have is that you just let too many people join them. Maybe do a smaller one, but similar to IotC, except set it up so that characters get into action/main plot events a bit faster, since a lot of the time it seemed(To me anyway) that we just ended up standing around/waiting/pissing off other characters, rather than actually getting on with the story.

That make any sense? (I'm running on a few hours of sleep, so I'm a bit out of it....)

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 02:45 AM

Yeah, I know what you mean. That's what I was telling Scorpy about him starting up a RP (we've been talking about hosting one together for quite some time now)... he shouldn't let too many people in. I've learned not to do that from experience. rolleyes.gif It really doesn't work out.

Anyway, yeah, that made sense. tongue.gif

I suppose I'll keep trying to decide on what the story to be like... but I was also hoping you guys would say, y'know, what you'd like it to be about (sorta). What areas do you want to explore? What characters would you want to be with, or play as, or whatever? tongue.gif

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 03:04 AM

Well, I sure want another Wylfgard RP, and hope it will get finished this time. tongue.gif

I think it should be like Aggy said, just a smaller RP with a few people. Not loads to make it huge. And another thing, I think it would go faster if, from the start, the players were all in one or two parties, and teamed up, instead of all individual and teaming up later. Ya know? Anyway, I think that, so...

And with that outta the way... I still can't tell. You should talk to Scorpy about the story, and area, because I haven't seen maps or anything, but, uh... yeah. wink.gif tongue.gif

Oh, by the way, I noticed that you put www.wylfgard.com up on your profile! Sweeeeeeet! Working on it still, though? tongue.gif

#7 Dr Blood-Snake

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 03:05 AM

I loved IotC and I hope there'll be anouther one like it so I can use Valkrin again.

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#8 Maverick-Werewolf

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 03:09 AM

Hm. All positive reactions so far; this is boding well. tongue.gif Thanks for the posts, everyone.

And yeah, I'm working on wylfgard.com, Bolty. biggrin.gif Glad you noticed. I'll have a "Coming Soon" page up sometime, just so you can all get to see the finalized logo a while before the site itself is actually finished (which may take a little while). I'm currently discussing a design and some ideas with Justin and Ryan.

I'll start trying to decide what kind of story idea to use, then...

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 03:15 AM

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And yeah, I'm working on wylfgard.com, Bolty. biggrin.gif Glad you noticed. I'll have a "Coming Soon" page up sometime, just so you can all get to see the finalized logo a while before the site itself is actually finished (which may take a little while). I'm currently discussing a design and some ideas with Justin and Ryan.

I'm sure glad of that! *smacks self* got to wait... got to wait... tongue.gif Well, I look forward to it. wink.gif

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I'll start trying to decide what kind of story idea to use, then...

Cool! We await the supreme awesomeness of it! wink.gif

#10 Teh Brutus

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 03:19 AM

Well, I can't say I'll be joining, but here's some pointers that could help.

1.) Select players that you know will continue without quitting. The newer guys usually don't know what they're getting into.
2.) Keep yourself active in it. An absent DM is an RP ender.
3.) Keep each individual player occupied. Make them feel special when you post up by giving them a surprise, discovery, etc. there are plenty of ways to accomplish this, and I'm sure a writer of your caliber can do something like that.
4.) Set a goal. This gives the player more incentive to continue.
5.) Keep it organized. Keep the players on track, and don't let them wander where they will have a difficult time getting back on the saddle.

I hope that helps.

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 04:08 AM

Yeah, I'm more than likely in.

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 05:32 AM

Me too.

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 07:55 AM

Well, whatever you decide to do, I'll probably sign up for it.
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 08:32 AM

I would sign up for it, but I doubt I would get in. Still, Wylfgard is an incredibly in-depth world.

I hope the site is up soon biggrin.gif

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:29 AM

QUOTE (Werewolf @ Jul 20 2008, 12:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I know what you mean. That's what I was telling Scorpy about him starting up a RP (we've been talking about hosting one together for quite some time now)... he shouldn't let too many people in. I've learned not to do that from experience. rolleyes.gif It really doesn't work out.

Anyway, yeah, that made sense. tongue.gif

I suppose I'll keep trying to decide on what the story to be like... but I was also hoping you guys would say, y'know, what you'd like it to be about (sorta). What areas do you want to explore? What characters would you want to be with, or play as, or whatever? tongue.gif


Ah, good. It's always disappointing to see a good RP die because it's just been swamped.

As for stuff I'd want to do in a future RP? Well....

Maybe something where we aren't all a bunch of nigh unstoppable killing machines? I was just thinking of one where we'd be playing as a group of diplomats/escorts working on a treaty between the Empire/whoever and some other group. *Shrugs* Just something other than the norm, ya know?

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:56 AM

Eheheeh, another Wylfgard RP would give me another chance to use... oh damn, it's been so long, forgot his name. My creepy sorcerer guy. Who scared Bomm... biggrin.gif

But yes, your RPs usually have WAAAAY too many people i nthem, and it just gets too confusing. And I'm sure it's hard for you to DM such large RPs. wink.gif

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 03:23 PM

QUOTE (Perspective @ Jul 21 2008, 10:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would sign up for it, but I doubt I would get in.


Trust me, you'd get in :]

I'd like to see some more fleshing out of the Wylfgard world in the RPs. You know, like an EU to Wylfgard biggrin.gif

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:16 PM

QUOTE (Mercutio @ Jul 21 2008, 05:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Trust me, you'd get in :]

I'd like to see some more fleshing out of the Wylfgard world in the RPs. You know, like an EU to Wylfgard biggrin.gif


What, and then when Wolfy and Scorp make some prequels for it, they'll completely ignore the EU? biggrin.gif

#19 Maverick-Werewolf

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:58 PM

QUOTE (Lightning Bolt @ Jul 20 2008, 01:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm sure glad of that! *smacks self* got to wait... got to wait... tongue.gif Well, I look forward to it. wink.gif

Cool! We await the supreme awesomeness of it! wink.gif

Heh... tongue.gif Yep, we're working on it.

I'll be thinking about it today while, hopefully, I get to go to the theaters... th_shiftyninja.gif

QUOTE (The Brute @ Jul 20 2008, 01:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, I can't say I'll be joining, but here's some pointers that could help.

Really? Darn. Well, thanks for the post (and pointers), anyway, Brute. wink.gif

QUOTE (Osolis Mantis @ Jul 20 2008, 02:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I'm more than likely in.

QUOTE (Mercutio @ Jul 20 2008, 03:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Me too.

QUOTE (MS_DOS @ Jul 20 2008, 06:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, whatever you decide to do, I'll probably sign up for it.

Great news! Thanks, guys. biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Perspective @ Jul 20 2008, 06:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would sign up for it, but I doubt I would get in. Still, Wylfgard is an incredibly in-depth world.

I hope the site is up soon biggrin.gif

Sure you would. tongue.gif And, thanks. biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Agamemnon @ Jul 20 2008, 07:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe something where we aren't all a bunch of nigh unstoppable killing machines? I was just thinking of one where we'd be playing as a group of diplomats/escorts working on a treaty between the Empire/whoever and some other group. *Shrugs* Just something other than the norm, ya know?

I concur... *ideas*

QUOTE (Darth_Phaedrus @ Jul 20 2008, 09:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Eheheeh, another Wylfgard RP would give me another chance to use... oh damn, it's been so long, forgot his name. My creepy sorcerer guy. Who scared Bomm... biggrin.gif

But yes, your RPs usually have WAAAAY too many people i nthem, and it just gets too confusing. And I'm sure it's hard for you to DM such large RPs. wink.gif

His name is escaping me at the moment, but I know who you're talking about, yeah.

Hard as heck, lemme tell you. Especially since it takes you nigh upon three hours to post a reply. wacko.gif

QUOTE (Mercutio @ Jul 21 2008, 01:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd like to see some more fleshing out of the Wylfgard world in the RPs. You know, like an EU to Wylfgard biggrin.gif

Oh, rest assured this RP would be pretty different from the norm; at least, that's what I'm hoping. Still, it'll be somewhat related to the events of the first book (the beginning of the war between the West and the North), so you lot will get really interested in it and buy it when it comes out. tongue.gif

QUOTE (Perspective @ Jul 21 2008, 08:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What, and then when Wolfy and Scorp make some prequels for it, they'll completely ignore the EU? biggrin.gif

That'll never happen. If it does, it only would over my dead body. tongue.gif

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 01:51 AM

I would definitely sign up. I didn't know much about Wylfgard when you started your last Wylfgard RP, so I didn't join.

Well, I'd like for Tom and Magnus to be in it, if possible, since they're pretty much awesome. I don't know what specific elements I'd like to see, though. I'm sure whatever you come up with will be great.

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