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all things go
Sep 2nd 2013 at 6:37:10 PM

None to give

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Mikurufan from Away
Sep 2nd 2013 at 7:13:48 PM

Thread's moved without renaming. I forgot that moved threads reset whether the thread is read, and the system acts as if it has never been read.

MacronNotes Butterfly Queen from Pennsylvania Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Butterfly Queen
Jan 16th 2014 at 4:10:06 AM

Since the "Make a Five Person Band From The Avatar Gallery Above You" game violates "the only one embedded avatar per post rule", should be it locked?

GameSpazzer The Beta Male from Against! The! Wall!
The Beta Male
Jan 16th 2014 at 3:31:55 PM

Probably.

MY SOUL IS DARK BUT MY HAIR IS COLORFUL — Brahian Pokémon Alchemist
Irene Whip It Good from Friend Code: 1203-9265-8784 and 4571-1389-1915 Relationship Status: It's complicated
Whip It Good
Jan 16th 2014 at 9:08:09 PM

It does violate the rule. A holler should suffice. It'll probably be locked and nuked, respectively.

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BaconManiac5000 Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Jan 16th 2014 at 9:16:23 PM

:'(

what do you mean I didn't win, I ate more wet t-shirts than anyone else
Feb 20th 2014 at 12:14:45 AM
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BaconManiac5000 Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Feb 20th 2014 at 12:10:31 PM

Yeah, you have to wait a while.

what do you mean I didn't win, I ate more wet t-shirts than anyone else
Meklar from Milky Way Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
May 31st 2014 at 1:02:53 PM

Okay, I've got a couple of questions about how this subforum works. I've been working on an idea for a fairly serious forum game, not an RP but nevertheless run with a very strict and rather complicated set of rules (we're talking 3000+ words of rules in the prototype, once all bases have been covered).

First, would it be okay to post a game in this forum that only begins once some people have read the rules and expressed an interest to play?

Second, would it be okay for the format of a game to require players to edit their own posts?

Sorry if this isn't the right place to ask this sort of question, I was thinking of PMing a moderator but I don't know which moderators cover this subforum.

edited 31st May '14 1:03:03 PM by Meklar

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GameSpazzer The Beta Male from Against! The! Wall!
The Beta Male
May 31st 2014 at 1:57:09 PM

I'm not sure about the second question (why would editing posts be bad?), but as for the first, Werewolf/Mafia's been running for a while, and that has pretty extensive rules, so you should probably be okay.

MY SOUL IS DARK BUT MY HAIR IS COLORFUL — Brahian Pokémon Alchemist
BaconManiac5000 Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Jul 19th 2014 at 10:48:20 PM

Is it okay to sandwich post?

Or is it just me who finds that annoying?

what do you mean I didn't win, I ate more wet t-shirts than anyone else
MacronNotes Butterfly Queen from Pennsylvania Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Butterfly Queen
Jul 23rd 2014 at 5:06:13 AM

^ Err, what is a "sandwich post"?

Anyway, there is this forum game I'm interested in playing again but it's been dead for over two years. Should I just necro it or just create a new game?

Inceptiond from the deadly progression of moon and stars
Jul 23rd 2014 at 11:27:06 AM

A sandwich post is when you post two posts after your last one.

Not sure why it pisses people off, really.

"Doki Doki Lit. Club" is a happy game where nothing bad happens. seriously tho? not for the faint of heart.
BaconManiac5000 Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Jul 23rd 2014 at 11:44:25 AM

Because it doesn't allow anyone else other than the sandwich poster to reply to you when it's done repeatedly.

edited 23rd Jul '14 11:44:44 AM by BaconManiac5000

what do you mean I didn't win, I ate more wet t-shirts than anyone else
Inceptiond from the deadly progression of moon and stars
Jul 27th 2014 at 4:09:54 PM

That's called tennising (when two people are doing it), and it is a problem.

edited 27th Jul '14 4:10:21 PM by Inceptiond

"Doki Doki Lit. Club" is a happy game where nothing bad happens. seriously tho? not for the faint of heart.
Nouct Professional Lurker from No longer in the superior time zone Relationship Status: Coming soon to theaters
Professional Lurker
Oct 7th 2014 at 4:11:42 AM

Would a Choose Your Own Adventure where posters vote for what happens be a Forum Game?

"This is tremendous content, where's my phone"
bRaHiAn1 Maid of Time from Where Nothing Gathers Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Maid of Time
Oct 7th 2014 at 7:20:39 AM

You mean like one of those play-by-post games? Yeah, there's a few of them here, but they don't usually last very long.

i think i mostly want to see what happens when this whole place breaks apart
SolipSchism Programmer-At-Arms from the Transcend Relationship Status: Less than three
Programmer-At-Arms
Oct 21st 2014 at 10:04:09 AM

Is there an unwritten rule that OOC/non-game-related text/information/posting should be spoilered out (so as to make all visible text part of the game)? I seem to be seeing that everywhere. At first I thought people were spoilering out pithy jokes and punchlines, but now it just seems to be anything that doesn't directly factor into the game. Not that I have a problem with it, I'm just curious if I'm reading it correctly.

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MicoolTNT A Wandering Soul from 'straya, m8 Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
A Wandering Soul
Oct 21st 2014 at 2:44:28 PM

I would call it more of a convention than a rule, but yeah, that's my typical understanding and use of it.

"And beneath the distant stars, Emperor's Light shall cover us..."
GameSpazzer The Beta Male from Against! The! Wall!
The Beta Male
Oct 22nd 2014 at 3:45:53 PM

Pretty much. It also helps prevent conversational derails.

MY SOUL IS DARK BUT MY HAIR IS COLORFUL — Brahian Pokémon Alchemist
SolipSchism Programmer-At-Arms from the Transcend Relationship Status: Less than three
Programmer-At-Arms
Oct 23rd 2014 at 8:56:17 AM

[up]I didn't think of that. Good to know.

Everything is about to change.
TheGreatDuck COME, AND SEE
COME, AND SEE
Apr 13th 2015 at 8:08:38 AM

[up]plus some things might be misconstrued as dialogue or actions.

My game. I reckon it's gonna be a big one
raekuul Not a Cat from Raekuul Dump
Not a Cat
Jul 19th 2015 at 11:53:22 AM

So would an open-ended play-by-post be in Forum Games or Forum RPG? I'm leaning towards Forum Games since that's where Destroy the Godmodder went but I want to be sure before I just plop a PBP down.

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Anomalocaris20 Bop from Sagittarius A* Relationship Status: Love blinded me (with science!)
Bop
Jul 22nd 2015 at 11:31:58 PM

Forum Game, most likely.

If it's an asymmetrical game where you're running things and the players are inputting commands and such rather than directly writing for it, then it goes in Forum Games. If it's a roleplay where each poster controls their own character(s) and interacts freely with each other and the imagined world, then it's for Forum RP's.

I should warn you that RPG-style forum games tend to not last long here, though, barring the occasional anomaly. Certainly not long enough to get all the way through a plot if you're hoping to tell a good story. I miss Errant Quest...

edited 22nd Jul '15 11:33:33 PM by Anomalocaris20

The fact that the world exists means nobody has had a TRUE 'everything bagel' yet. Twitch
Jul 25th 2015 at 8:01:49 AM

Shouldn't "No Godmodding" be "No Godmodding UNLESS THE GM SAYS OTHERWISE"? ((Decaps/caps as needed, there.))
Mostly because DTG sorta kinda allows some godmodding (esp. as aimed at the Godmodder) and because the Godmodder himself.

OFF TOPIC FEATURE REQUEST: PROPERLY INTERPRETING NEWLINES. I'm getting tired of having to go back and shove markup in. Seriously.

edited 25th Jul '15 8:03:38 AM by Netpatham


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