Thanks for making it a fun RP. I also sort of vanished there in the middle, but I managed to fly to Canberra and organise passports and things, so not much could be helped. I'll quickly fo my quote war and then get to some organisational stuff.
Now theres something those over at the SMurf board haven't done!
LOL Goyder and his ilk have been leading the way for some time. We also did the CoC etc well before anyone else.
Nice idea though, maybe next time...erm...dunno, If I can think of any nifty ideas I'll PM them to you(I write short stories for a 'living', lol)
Please do. And remember that there are threads here in the IG section for expressing your skills. of course I'm too busy under 40k projects to do half what I should fiction wise.
Same hear, The start and finish were great, but the mid section did not do it for me. It may have been because we lost some officers.... and therefor had no direction.
This I think was a large part of it. However, more planning should prevent this and perhaps we can work out a bit of a protocol for what to do when the guy in the know suddenly vanishes.
- The issue of player controlling, seems a bit apparent here. The least I did for player confrontations was that I slashed across the chest, giving him a decent chance to heal himself. The reply was a demo charge down the gullet (which didn't really happen, since I leapt down below already).
This was particularly an issue in the begining, but it again re-emerged in the final few posts when all hell broke loose. Uhm. Yes, we definately can't have everyone actually killing each other, but I have no problems with people shooting, stabbing or punching at each other. The intent is to keep it as open ended as possible. As an example your slicing accross the chest was fine as was No Love Lost's punch in Pain's face (I think we all enjoyed that encounter and subsequent subplot). I do really get a thrill when everyone is actually trying to kill each other. Uhm, I'm sure that says sometihng about me. <cough>
Only thing is that as soon as we start implying intent of another person we immediatly cross the line. Can't fire someone's gun for them cause they may have wanted to club or stab or use the gun to shoot at their toes. (oh, and khemri - free bionics all around, you and kludkerdunk both deserve a little metal replacements.) Anyways, I'll get back to intent later when I deal with the issue of officers and what to do when they are gone.
- Each player should give a report to what he or she did, so at least while they're being awfully literary, the other not so intelligent people like me can understand what's going on. I'm looking at you No Love Lost.
Absolutely. Occasionally I was just moving back and forth through posts going - "okay so how did that happen?" Which reminds me, I should probably make overall summaries more often. Again, I'll get back to this.
- A map! A map! Someone draw up the map of the Dodecahedron already! I got confused where everyone was running off to.
Oh, please, please please. If someone could organise this I'd be extremely grateful. Of course the 40th corps and its fluff is very much Goyder's baby, but I doubt he'd mind. At the very least we could pass it off as proposed blueprints or something in the 40th corps fluff. A few things to remember. Even though it is the dodecahedron, it has 13 wings/sides. And uhm, we seem to like ventilation shafts, so we may want to include some of those
But hey, it's been a while since the IG boards had such an RP. Really nice one there. The context and background was there, really loved the part where the RPers turned on each other aka the mutations.
Haha thanks. I was waiting for it the whole time, just itching to see how it would happen
edit: yay! I'm the last of the Genestealers to die!
Actually, somehow, despite you being the least human of the 3 stealers (No Love was a pariah so he remained free of the hivemind, and nos killed himself) you got a taste of the antidote. Although bravo on the werewolf style crossover scene. Very impressive
edit2: gee, I forgot that Nosferatu was one of us. At least his faith in the Emperor guided him to do otherwise.
To be honest I also forgot who the rest were. I am sure Parak was also at some stage. Anyways, I'll dig around and post a list.
I felt my group was rather disconnected from the main plot, but that may have been more because of our actions then anything else.
Unfortunately it does look like that in retrospect. I didn't have plans for everyone all the way through, so unfortunately you and hobohunter ended up being a little out of it at the end. Oh crap, I think I also forgot to include Khemri in the last writeup. I had a plan for him and everything. Sorry dude.
Otherwise, I think we should have took a idea from the last RP that happened and have "rounds". There is one round, say, every day or two where everyone makes on post, then don't post again untill the rp creator creates a small summary post. This helps keep everyone at the same pace.
A fair suggestion, but I was given very clear indications that this was to be avoided. This is not the RPG thread, so I'm to keep it as freeflowing as possible. Also I am personally not a fan of having people on a checklist. It means that I have to kill you off after the 2 day period and requires a lot of retconning. However, I will say that I can be more consistant with my overall summaries. Say at the end of every day or two I can formalise the actions, ensuring that when people die they stay dead or when they are killed unfairly they are provided with the official revival. I also think we should look at ways to avoid the chain of command to maintian flow.
Player vs. Player Rping is tricky, and as you can see I tried to avoid it as much as possible.
You are right. At times it did get a little bit out of hand. I am all onboard with the NPC idea, and as you can see I already tried a bit with the stair guard. But we need longer lasting NPCs that everyone knows has a set fate, so that the fact that your character doesn't know about it becomes a bit of a lotto each time you face him. Things I also was lenient on was individual awesomeness. Our abbility to take down stealers varied a lot. I mean we had them going down to Sporks while on other occasions player stealers sliced through us in seconds. In all fairness, Stealers scare the living crap out of me. I don't have the codex, but I know that even my "rough rider-esque" genetics is 1 initiative point lower than them. So while we have certain elasticity we probably also need an idea of what we can and should face. Use the BGB+Codex perhaps?
@ Lieutenant Mack
All very valid, but as you can tell it was a priority to maintian it as loose and unstructured as possible. We already have a roleplaying forum, so I don't want to move into that area too much. Also I do tend to like a bit of anarchy, but more importantly the thread is for people to tell us a bit about themselves. You like crazy beards? Make a mention of it. It's times like these where we form little inside jokes etc that make us more famaliar with each other and their quirks. Which reminds me. Chosen, I know you are reading this. I left you a surprise in one of your titans and I'm not telling what it is.
So my first real thought or question for the day is:
How to go on when an officer freezes up? Ultimately CPT_Pain did right, but how are we supposed to know when? etc.
Also, should I provide key people with rough goals so that they can delegate via PM if they are missing?
Would yo like more or less "plot bombs" where No Love, Nos and Talon emerge out of the vent work to bite? I mean should we leave it up to people to provide their own subplots like CPT_PAIN and No Love Lost, or should we provide a few hidden agendas for you?
How do we resolve violance. In this one, thanks to some extremely level heads (thanks Lt Striker, Col Gravis and all of you who took initiative and suggested that leveler heads prevail) all PKing was done by yours truly. (with the exception of paranoiddroid who accidentally killed both himself and Pax by teaming up with Rummy). I prefer it that mods or the thread coordinator does it, but how should it be determined? I personally like the idea of trying to further the plot, so if one obviosly would kill the other, but the character is part of your plot device let him get away with a sound thrashing and a PM to get out of dodge. Or should we go on BGB, or some such.
What are your thoughts.
Anyways, I have waffled on long enough. Thanks for the support and also for the feedback. When Goyder wakes up in, oh, I'm guessing 8 hours he can say if we are on the right track. For now, it's near 2 and I'm tired.