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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?
It does violate the rule. A holler should suffice. It'll probably be locked and nuked, respectively.
Yeah, you have to wait a while.
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
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.
Is it okay to sandwich post?
Or is it just me who finds that annoying?
^ 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?
A sandwich post is when you post two posts after your last one.
Not sure why it pisses people off, really.
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
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
Would a Choose Your Own Adventure where posters vote for what happens be a Forum Game?
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.
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.
I would call it more of a convention than a rule, but yeah, that's my typical understanding and use of it.
Pretty much. It also helps prevent conversational derails.
I didn't think of that. Good to know.
plus some things might be misconstrued as dialogue or actions.
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.
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
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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