Cheesemore wrote:First RP I was in was Highschool Hell by Zelosse. It was rather fun, first RP I ever did actually.
I've been thinking about making my first RP recently. But there's the huge problem of inexperience and not knowing exactly what needs to be done to make the RP successful. I have a general idea of what I want to do, but I feel I need more experience before I can consider making one.
Vegedus wrote:#1: Player interaction is key. ...
#3: Action is easy, but not great. ....
#4: Keep energy high, at all times...
Vegedus wrote:Like say, GM goes "There's a big black door barring your path". Obviously, someone has to open the door, but no one wants to do it, because there's no way to do it that's not boring. "My character grabs the handle and opens the doors." is a boring-ass post...
Sentios wrote:most players won't even take much in the way of creative liberties with the setting, you can forget about the plot.
Vegedus wrote:Which is a shame, I think. But true. Even when I explicitly state players can and should take control of the setting and plot, they don't, as if too timid to do so. I figure that have more to do with culture than something innate, people having played more linear than open games and not feeling confident in dictating anything more than their own character.
Tuor wrote:Sentios has some good insights into GMing, but I don't think I can remember him GMing an Rp.
Vegedus wrote:I don't think he has, based on what he wrote last page, but I'm basing it just as much on my play time as my GM time as well, so it's fine. You can learn from watching, though there's also some things that are only obvious from the other side of the metaphorical table.
Sentios wrote: I do think it's a cultural thing but I think it has more to do with the community rules. It seems like a negative development emerged from having respect for the other peoples' ideas, so people won't alter in it any more than they would another player's character.
First being if the player felt up to directing a plot themselves and had the creative spark neccessary, they probably would have just started their own RP instead of joining yours.
MQuinny1234 wrote:...Who is he?
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