How do I start an RPG?

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  1. Dreyr Tatosian

    Dreyr Tatosian The Paradoxical Hero

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    how do i start an RPG?
     
  2. Jolly Roger

    Jolly Roger New Member

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    Go to RPG Theme Suggestions and lay out your idea and what it involves. If enough people express an interest in joining, you then ask Nienor to make space for you in the RPG section.:D
     
  3. The Chaos Engine

    The Chaos Engine Grumpy Old Git

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    Also be aware that some knob'eads who sign up will make a few posts and then bugger off forever. I'm lucky enough to have a dedicated core for my rpg who post regularly (a few of whom I know offline), so it's probably worth getting to know people first to determine their character and dedication before you put Nienor to the bother of creating a new section for you.
     
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    Jolly Roger New Member

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    Runemystic anyone?:D
     
  5. The Chaos Engine

    The Chaos Engine Grumpy Old Git

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    Quite. It's not so amusing when something you've devoted time and effort to goes tits up because people have tiny attention spans. It pays to vet players. Saves a lot of hassle in the end. I wish I'd been more selective, though it all worked out in the end.
     
  6. Rob Darken

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    All of the Above is relevant.
    Also above all have a good premise for a story and relevant guidelines for people to follow.
     
  7. The Chaos Engine

    The Chaos Engine Grumpy Old Git

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    Yup, guidelines are important. Once you've set them down make sure everyone sticks to them, otherwise you can end up heading off in a direction you don't like. Have a clear vision of what you want from the rpg, along with a well-realised universe in which the characters operate. It doesn't have to be breathtakingly original (mine certainly isn't), but everything that's written should be consistent: in other words clamp down on paradoxical posts as soon as you see them. Conversely, if someone comes up with a good idea, don't be afraid to edit your own posts to incorporate it. Most importantly, though, have fun (which, if you enjoy writing, you doubtless will).:D

    (And if people don't check their spelling, give 'em a slap!)
     
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  8. Nomina Sunt Odiosa

    Nomina Sunt Odiosa The Red under your bed...

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    Spellcheck is our friend. That, or a decent education.:D
     
  9. JIM

    JIM zombie Turncoat

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    write your game
    unvite people
    tell nienor

    if its good, people will batter the door down
     
  10. The Chaos Engine

    The Chaos Engine Grumpy Old Git

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    Nom, the odd typo is acceptable, though it always helps to proof-read before posting. A post littered with spelling errors just kills the atmosphere, though.
     
  11. Elvenwriter

    Elvenwriter Mmmm, Spam

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    ooh, what kind of RPG do you propose? :)
     
  12. Rob Darken

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    Hopefully one that people will post in after signing up! :p
     
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    The Chaos Engine Grumpy Old Git

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    Aye, and there's the rub.:balrog: