WDD Out-of-Character Discussion

Discussion in 'RPG #22 - When Darkness Descends' started by The Chaos Engine, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. The Chaos Engine

    The Chaos Engine Grumpy Old Git

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    Have a few beers, relax, and give it some thought. It doesn't have to be a work of art, just competent. If you need to know what standard I won't accept, look at some of the other rpgs.:rolleyes:
     
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    Springheeled Jack Lurking in the shadows

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    I don't need any prompting to drink, thank you very much! I'll write something up tonight. If it's halfway decent I'll post it.
     
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    The Chaos Engine Grumpy Old Git

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    Just post something. I'm sick of immature tosspots signing up for this rpg and then not posting a word. So far only TED, Rob, TFS and me have bothered making the effort. I've no problem with people not being literary geniuses, but I do get pissed off when people commit to something and then don't follow through. At least I know you won't let me down, even if you do have all the writing ability of a jellyfish on a seashore.:p
     
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    Once more. scumsucker, you bowl me over with your charm.:p

    I'm writing, I just need some time to complete it. The fact that you imposed a 30 line limit doesn't help, especially as it equates to over a page of A4. I shall endeavour to submit something worthy of your praise, but if I don't you can kiss my arse.:moon1:
     
  5. Utterly Unhinged

    Utterly Unhinged He knows you know.

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    I quite fancy taking part in this. I'll work on a post while I wait for approval. If I get it I'll post my effort, and if not I'll treat it as an exercise in presumptuousness.:)
     
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    Utterly Unhinged He knows you know.

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    Thanks, Chaos. It's done and posted. I kept it short to give me some scope to play with the character, so we'll see what happens to him in the next post.:)
     
  7. The Chaos Engine

    The Chaos Engine Grumpy Old Git

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    No problem. As I said, I'm still having trouble writing something I'm happy with, so it's good to see something posted. And good to have someone sign up to the game and actually post something.:D
     
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    Utterly Unhinged He knows you know.

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    Maybe you should start a fantasy rpg in the same thread. That way if you hit the dreaded writer's block regarding sci-fi, you can write something completely different. That's what I tend to do - scribble something the polar opposite of what I was stuck on and then return to it with a fresh mind.:)
     
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    My brain's too fried to think up a decent theme. I'm having a hard enough time producing something decent for WDD. Tell you what, come up with something good and post it in the suggestion thread. If it gets off the ground you can start it in the WDD section and I'll even take part, if only to see if it really can break this block.:)
     
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    Utterly Unhinged He knows you know.

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    Just to let you know that even if my rpg gets off the ground (and it's a big if) I'll still post here: it'll be fun putting Targ through the emotional wringer.:D
     
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    Dont panic too much! Just walk away from the idea for a while, write something different or whatever. I like to either go for a walk and think about it, or do some menial job and think about it. Chances are an idea will come when you least expect it. Plus aome other need to make their opening posts asap!!!
     
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    Hehe, everything I do is menial.:rolleyes: You're right though, some others really need to get their arses in gear...
     
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    I'll put something up when I can. Crap I can whip up at a moment's notice, but I'm quite a slow writer when it matters...plus it didn't help that I'd already written a couple of pages about the landing on Nu Corinth before Rob posted and made it all redundant.:p

    No matter, I'll just kick back with a bottle of rum tomorrow night and sort something out.
     
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    How so?? Sorry! lol.
     
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    I was planning on having Valance attempt to kill Arkan when everyone disembarked the ship. Now I don't even know if Arkan's still alive until TCE makes his post. Not to worry, it's just a matter of adapting and surviving. It's not your fault you chose to end your post in such dramatic fashion.:D
     
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    Understood!
    Actually I made a mistake, I was thinking there was a fleet of ships heading to Nu-Corinth for the expedition, but the other post hinted at only one. Sorry about that. A fleet would be more interesting in my eyes, and would make your already written post relevant. It also would add to the story (especially if "something" happened to several ships). Maybe an agreement on this, and some editing could come into play to rectify the situation? What do you guys think?
     
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    Done. I've modified my posts. We now have a fleet.:p
     
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    &^%$£!!! I've already deleted the post I'd been working on. Oh well, expect my next one to take a bit longer to appear while I rewrite from scratch...>.<
     
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    Oops! I don't think you wanted to do that!:eek:

    Anyway, I'd rather wait for a well-written post to appear than have loads to teen spammers posting a load of toss daily. This rpg isn't overburdened with contributors, but at least the standard has been higher than a lot of the rpgs around here.

    (On a related note, Endless Dark is dealing with various dramas in real life and won't be back for a while. If anyone wants to run with his underlights idea (I see UU already has) then feel free to use and adapt the idea as you see fit. Hopefully he'll be back in a few weeks.
     
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    It's not the end of the world. I can mostly remember what I'd written. Of course, I might change it utterly and go off on a different tangent. I'll work on it over the next few days. With any luck I'll have it up by Sat/Sun.