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TacoBadger Well, itís a badger, thatís for sure from either behind you or Albuquerque Relationship Status: The Skitty to my Wailord
Well, itís a badger, thatís for sure
Apr 21st 2019 at 3:04:57 PM

You didnít answer my question.

God Characters have existed in this series. Satan, and the Status Quo have both been regulars. But itís something you need to be extra careful with. Most importantly, you need to be cooperative.

Galaxy, you havenít been cooperative with the rest of us.

You could have Arceus. You could even have him as a God. But you canít have him erase away episode problems. Do you understand why thatís a problem for other players?

Huzzah
Heyitsgalaxycreeper Blind Slime, Blinme from a bag Relationship Status: I've been dreaming of True Love's Kiss
Blind Slime, Blinme
Apr 21st 2019 at 3:08:31 PM

Ok..... So how do I cooperate with other players? I have a little problem with that in real life.

A missing piece of universe. Find me and return me, please.
TacoBadger Well, itís a badger, thatís for sure from either behind you or Albuquerque Relationship Status: The Skitty to my Wailord
Well, itís a badger, thatís for sure
Apr 21st 2019 at 3:25:53 PM

Thatís something youíve got to look out for yourself, but here are some pointers:

  1. If your text effects another player or their NPC, then your word is not law. You need the other player to consent to that action.
  2. Do not single-handedly solve episodes. This is Tropers The Series, not Galaxy The Series.
  3. Do not pose easy, out of the blue fixes to problems. This is why Arceus is an issue. He just lets us out of prison. That isnít fun for the other Tropers.

Huzzah
Heyitsgalaxycreeper Blind Slime, Blinme from a bag Relationship Status: I've been dreaming of True Love's Kiss
Blind Slime, Blinme
Apr 21st 2019 at 3:33:31 PM

So I guess that:

  • Instead of freeing Galaxy, Arceus could have:
    • Given an object that helps the Tropers make or find a way out.
Is that what you're telling me?

A missing piece of universe. Find me and return me, please.
TacoBadger Well, itís a badger, thatís for sure from either behind you or Albuquerque Relationship Status: The Skitty to my Wailord
Well, itís a badger, thatís for sure
Apr 21st 2019 at 3:49:04 PM

Thatís the right direction I guess. You would just want the flow of the episode to be less ďThereís One Specific Goal.Ē Let everyone go through the episode, and eventually maybe the goal is reached.

Huzzah
DaytimeNightmare Dark Floof from Alternate Mostly-Furry Georgia Relationship Status: A teenager in love
Dark Floof
Apr 21st 2019 at 3:52:17 PM

By that logic, was Anne 'making' the key for the cell door to open it a bad move or...?

Hello, my little Dreams. Please, call me Nightmare.~
Heyitsgalaxycreeper Blind Slime, Blinme from a bag Relationship Status: I've been dreaming of True Love's Kiss
Blind Slime, Blinme
Apr 21st 2019 at 3:55:49 PM

[up]no [up][up]well, now the case is settled.

A missing piece of universe. Find me and return me, please.
Aveyond Sally that waited.. from Where's the closest castle? Relationship Status: Love potion #9
Sally that waited..
Apr 21st 2019 at 4:00:41 PM

Perhaps just use that for something funny like the food tongue

"Scary, isnít it? But what wonderful thing didnít start out scary?"
DaytimeNightmare Dark Floof from Alternate Mostly-Furry Georgia Relationship Status: A teenager in love
Dark Floof
Apr 21st 2019 at 4:12:08 PM

   f o o d .   

Hello, my little Dreams. Please, call me Nightmare.~
Bobthedeadguy Yes from Right behind you. Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
Yes
Apr 21st 2019 at 4:20:15 PM

am no food

You got blood on my suit.
DaytimeNightmare Dark Floof from Alternate Mostly-Furry Georgia Relationship Status: A teenager in love
Dark Floof
Apr 21st 2019 at 5:13:11 PM

   m o n c h   

Hello, my little Dreams. Please, call me Nightmare.~
DrNoPuma Thanks for showing me this, Bluethorn! from Phantomile Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Thanks for showing me this, Bluethorn!
JTTWlover Random drawing from Budding Pop planet Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Random drawing
Apr 23rd 2019 at 8:40:23 AM

Who wants to play Truth or Dare next episode? Only me?

If thereís a book you want to read, but it hasnít been written yet, then you must write it.- Toni Morrison
DrNoPuma Thanks for showing me this, Bluethorn! from Phantomile Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Thanks for showing me this, Bluethorn!
JTTWlover Random drawing from Budding Pop planet Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Random drawing
Apr 23rd 2019 at 9:40:17 AM

Oh, thatís nice. Maybe we could reveal secrets *Evil Laugh

If thereís a book you want to read, but it hasnít been written yet, then you must write it.- Toni Morrison
TropesForever Ralsei Soul from TropesForever from TropesForever from... Relationship Status: A teenager in love
Ralsei Soul
Apr 25th 2019 at 6:26:24 PM

So, I and some other players on the Discord came up with some guidelines for newcomers. They're not ironclad or anything, and we're not trying to target anyone with them, but they're worth sticking to if you want to have minimal problems with the thread.

In no particular order:

  1. Communicate with the other players, and don't be rude to anyone. If you have Discord, we recommend you ask for an invite to the Tropers The Series server. If you don't, that's still okay, as we have this discussion thread. You might also be PMed about the thread. Wherever you're talking, don't be a dick and don't ignore what experienced players tell you.
  2. Don't add unnecessary NPCs. As a general rule, if the plot or scene or gag would work with one less NPC, remove one of the NPCs. It's Tropers The Series after all, and 99% of the fun comes from interacting with the other players. NPCs are fine if they serve a role in the story, but shouldn't be there for the sake of being there.
    • Another good guideline would be "Introduce your player character and let them find their feet before you add any NPCs".
  3. Don't be too OP, don't just "solve" plot-related troubles instantly. If someone introduces a problem, don't instantly write a solution to it. The goal of Tropers The Series isn't to 'win', it's to create a funny and/or interesting story, and interesting stories don't have complications solved as soon as they arise. Similarly, don't create characters who have the power to instantly solve problems.
  4. Go along with what the GM does. Each episode has a GM (generally the person who named the episode unless otherwise stated), who decides what major events should happen in the plot. Don't ignore them or try to take over their plot, or try to make it entirely about your characters. You can do your own subplot if you want, but it can't just be you on your own, other players have to take a interest in it. Getting permission from the GM for a subplot is a good idea.
  5. Don't control other people's characters without permission. People's characters, both player and NPC, are their own, and you shouldn't make them say or do anything without their owner's permission.
    • This also applies to things that aren't "controlling" another person's character but still affect them majorly, e.g. killing them off.
  6. Don't do anything to make other players uncomfortable. You can do almost anything in Tropers The Series, but content that disturbs other players or violates TV Tropes' Content Policy isn't allowed. Using it as a vehicle for your fetish is right out.
    • If something someone else does makes you uncomfortable, speak up about it in discussion (remembering not to be caustic about it) so they can fix it. If it turns into a disagreement, remember rule 1 and always respect the other person.
  7. On the whole, the ultimate goal of Tropers The Series is to be funny and silly. Unlike other RPs, we're not out to win a campaign or wish fulfil (not that roleplays that do are bad). We're here to take part in a giant, silly, insane improv troupe. If you're laughing, you've already got the basics down.
    • On the other hand, there's still plenty of room for serious, heartfelt and even dark moments, as long as they don't cause a full-on Cerebus Syndrome. If someone writes a non-comedic scene, don't come in and deflate it just because it's not to your personal taste. That won't accomplish anything except annoying the person. If you don't like the scene, bring it up (politely) in discussion and see what the other players think.

Edited by TropesForever on May 19th 2019 at 8:51:22 PM

josh6243 Witchcrafter Edel from Whereever Relationship Status: Married to the job
Witchcrafter Edel
Apr 28th 2019 at 4:16:46 PM

I've got a commission for Maria from UshijiDraws. What do you think?

Heyitsgalaxycreeper Blind Slime, Blinme from a bag Relationship Status: I've been dreaming of True Love's Kiss
Blind Slime, Blinme
May 9th 2019 at 3:16:06 AM

What's the discord link 👍

A missing piece of universe. Find me and return me, please.
JTTWlover Random drawing from Budding Pop planet Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Random drawing
May 14th 2019 at 12:19:09 AM

Oh my gods Taco! You did drawings of the main cast! Should I post mine here? If so, how?

If thereís a book you want to read, but it hasnít been written yet, then you must write it.- Toni Morrison
Spottedleaf Popsicle Hands from S.T.A.R. Labs Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Popsicle Hands
May 14th 2019 at 5:33:45 PM

Iím hoping my TTS self isnít too OP...thoughts?

wake me up inside before you go go
Zanreo Nanashi - literal Paper-Thin Disguise Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
Nanashi - literal Paper-Thin Disguise
May 14th 2019 at 5:39:51 PM

If you mean the ice powers, that's perfectly fine

TropesForever Ralsei Soul from TropesForever from TropesForever from... Relationship Status: A teenager in love
Ralsei Soul
May 19th 2019 at 4:30:14 PM

Bumping because I updated the rules.

johannes4123 Not a pyromaniac until proven otherwise from The southern parts of Norway Relationship Status: In denial
Not a pyromaniac until proven otherwise
May 22nd 2019 at 12:15:45 PM

When joining for the first time, should we do something special or can our character just walk in and introduce themselves?

I used to be able to prove my complete lack of pyromania, but the proof kinda turned to ash at some point
Zanreo Nanashi - literal Paper-Thin Disguise Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
Nanashi - literal Paper-Thin Disguise
May 22nd 2019 at 12:23:35 PM

Whatever you feel like, you can just have your character walk in and introduce themselves

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