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  1. MDL

    Other Your favorite wikipedia pages?

    Yeah it's pretty fun. I think the collection pages are the best. Like this one: https://www.wikiwand.com/en/List_of_emerging_technologies
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    Other Your favorite wikipedia pages?

    That's a real good one. Great for RPing inspa also. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kowloon_Walled_City
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    System A simple dice system I made up. Thoughts?

    I think the percentage chance is what needs to be done right. And also eliminating as many roll situations as possible. So it doesn't bog the pace of the writing experience. But I'm also hesitant at this point. We'll see how it goes.
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    System A simple dice system I made up. Thoughts?

    Have you played much dice on the forum before? Would love to hear your experience. I'm still in the process of world-building, which I'm roughly half the way through. So within the coming weeks, I guess. But I still haven't ultimately decided whether to go with this kind of light dice system or...
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    System A simple dice system I made up. Thoughts?

    The PbT (Play-by-trait) System is a very simple dice system that is designed for play-by-post roleplaying where the narrative is the main focus and intent. I know some people hesitate to play dice games, but just follow me here, this is extremely simple. Why create this system? The...
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    Other Your favorite wikipedia pages?

    Def agree on it being easier on the eyes. Very pleasant to read.
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    Answered Question

    Welcome!
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    Experiences The Most Important Thing

    I would say the one thing that every PbP roleplayer should learn is to not join games that they're not fully committed to. Of course, I have also been guilty of this back in 2012-13, so I ain't gonna claim I haven't done it. But that is number uno. I think what was hinted at, but I can't speak...
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    Experiences Favorite Character!

    Hard to say. Usually, I find that the game makes the characters, not the other way around. If that makes any sense.
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    Advice/Help Size of Group RPs

    Besides @middleagedgeek 's advice which is the same I would give, I would add one thing. If you have a situation where two players are interacting and suddenly, in the middle of the plot, someone drops off. Communicate clearly to the other player and work together with them to write out the...
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    Other Your favorite wikipedia pages?

    Wow that's a great page! I was initially drawn to it because of this wikiwand url which I thought was like a magic wiki or something first. But then I checked the extension and have begun to use it. Really neat! Are there any features about the extension that you like or just the way it looks?
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    Experiences What do you link some of your common roleplay trends and topics too

    The self-awareness is top-notch. That's a pretty clever way to approach characters.
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    Advice/Help Size of Group RPs

    It's kind of sad that people put in such an effort and don't follow through on it. I wonder what causes this behavior. Maybe the idea of roleplaying is more attractive than actually doing the work sometimes. That's interesting. I'm trying to think if that's my experience also and I can't really...
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    Other Your favorite wikipedia pages?

    Wow. That's a really juicy one. Never heard of that before. Reminds you of the Christmas football in no man's land during WWI. Incredible story.
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    Other Your favorite wikipedia pages?

    I have the habit of browsing Wikipedia and bookmarking fascinating pages, usually historical. I was looking at a top list of historical serial killers yesterday, ranked by body-count. To my personal surprise, a lot of them were women. And it just made me realize what kind of crazy, messed up...
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    Experiences What do you link some of your common roleplay trends and topics too

    I usually try my utmost to stay away from patterns like that. When I make a character I look at the roleplay and what it calls for, not my personal preference or subconscious points of reference. But it's not a problem to have these patterns unless you find yourself eventually growing tired of...
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    Advice/Help Size of Group RPs

    You have any ideas on how to avoid that? Are there any behavioral patterns that can be observed in potential ghosters? That questions can go out to everyone else as well, if you feel inclined.
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    Advice/Help group rps. halp

    That's quite clever advice for new players. Never thought of that. That's also a good one. And it goes with the larger point that building enthusiasm in a group RP is key and if you (whoever) have invested into a game and want it to work out it's an easy way to affect it positively from outside...
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    Advice/Help group rps. halp

    The quality of a group roleplay is always going to be up to the ST/GM and their ability to lead it and restrict players when necessary. Other than that, I would suggest you look at a successful group game, maybe one of the hosted projects for example, and look at how people are structuring their...
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    Advice/Help Size of Group RPs

    I think that a great mindset to have going in is to take things slow. If the game is going to fail, it's always going to be because you didn't think it through enough or plan ahead. At least that is what I did back in 2012. Also. Communicate with your players more than you have to. Extra good...
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