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Offline DevaTopic starter

Question on Roleplays(and roleplay requests)
« on: March 29, 2012, 01:57:56 PM »
In the hope of someone who has the time picking this up:

I see that a lot of people make rather elaborate roleplay requests with their scenarios and worlds planned out rather extensively

But what if I don't have that, where do I go if I just have some general idea of what I want and the person I want to play things out with and want to meet others to work an idea out?

Or am I just expected to work out an entire scenario, (not that I can't of course, but I like to make it in a teamwork effort, plus I'm afraid of limiting people that'd otherwise be interested by not picking somehting they'd like as idea.)?

Offline Avis habilis

Re: Question on Roleplays(and roleplay requests)
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2012, 01:59:56 PM »
Not at all. All we're asking for is at least the bare bones of an idea: "an X & a Y meet while doing Z", or "A & B team up to search for C". Something like that.

Offline DevaTopic starter

Re: Question on Roleplays(and roleplay requests)
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012, 02:02:38 PM »
I see, so it's more of a comfort and narrowing down of things. .. I'm not lazy; I just really think that a roleplaying scenario should be created by both(or if more) all participants to at least some degree.

Thankz either way.

Offline NileGoddess

Re: Question on Roleplays(and roleplay requests)
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012, 02:03:39 PM »
I see that a lot of people make rather elaborate roleplay requests with their scenarios and worlds planned out rather extensively

A lot of it depends on the person, too. Personally, I like to see a lot of details or well thought out plans before I commit to a game. Pictures, specific plots, specific scenes, etc. In the past, I've joined games that were just too broad or basic, and I was struggling in them. When I would approach my partner, I would get replies along the lines of 'whatever is fine', and that would give me no motivation.

Don't get me wrong, a lot of people can do fine with just that. Sometimes, I'll post a basic idea, then tailor it to the preferences of my partner and myself, and get something a little more specific.

Bottom line: there's nothing wrong with starting and/or staying simple.

Offline DevaTopic starter

Re: Question on Roleplays(and roleplay requests)
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2012, 02:05:57 PM »
Bottom line: there's nothing wrong with starting and/or staying simple.

Though perhaps I should first convince some people of the Awesomness that is Deva.

on hindsight I should not have named myself after my main char, It just makes me seem as if talking in the third position and a bit self conceited ~.~

Offline NileGoddess

Re: Question on Roleplays(and roleplay requests)
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2012, 02:08:10 PM »
on hindsight I should not have named myself after my main char
That's why I went with 'NileGoddess' and not 'Cleopatra'.

Offline DevaTopic starter

Re: Question on Roleplays(and roleplay requests)
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2012, 02:14:41 PM »
That's why I went with 'NileGoddess' and not 'Cleopatra'.

I'm think 'fluffy angel' was already taken *pouts*

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Re: Question on Roleplays(and roleplay requests)
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2012, 04:15:35 PM »
I see, so it's more of a comfort and narrowing down of things. .. I'm not lazy; I just really think that a roleplaying scenario should be created by both(or if more) all participants to at least some degree.

Thankz either way.

Sometimes, it's just a matter of what plot-bunny is nibbling.  I've been known to drop something fairly detailed in my request thread, but then I've also been known to drop in something as vague as a pairing or a picture.  I've actually got RPs running from each approach currently.

Offline DevaTopic starter

Re: Question on Roleplays(and roleplay requests)
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2012, 10:23:07 AM »
Sometimes, it's just a matter of what plot-bunny is nibbling.  I've been known to drop something fairly detailed in my request thread, but then I've also been known to drop in something as vague as a pairing or a picture.  I've actually got RPs running from each approach currently.

heh, perhaps I should just go ahead and give it a try.

Offline Martee

Re: Question on Roleplays(and roleplay requests)
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2012, 09:52:19 AM »
You will find it depends on your partner as well.  I have quite happily jumped into a nearly completely fleshed out role because the entire detailed premise was just so interesting, and in other cases, my partner and I have conceived of everything entirely from scratch, together, with no posted prompt at all.

If you want to try and find people to RP with, but would prefer to build a scenario together, there is nothing wrong with contacting someone who has similar interests and suggesting you build a story together.  They may not say yes, but there's no harm in taking a chance.  :-)

Good luck!

Offline DevaTopic starter

Re: Question on Roleplays(and roleplay requests)
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2012, 10:03:28 AM »
Well there is something wrong, I'd have to read through lotsa people to find fitting matches, and I'm a lazy fuck.. We'll see what I do, infact two people pounced me cause they liked my on/offs so I'm content atm, thanks y'all:p

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Re: Question on Roleplays(and roleplay requests)
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2012, 10:48:02 AM »
As another person who is somewhat 'passive', might I suggest adding links to your request thread and your O/O thread into your signature?  I know that sometimes I've checked someone's interests just because they posted something interesting (but non-RP related) in another thread.

Offline DevaTopic starter

Re: Question on Roleplays(and roleplay requests)
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2012, 11:36:14 AM »
As another person who is somewhat 'passive', might I suggest adding links to your request thread and your O/O thread into your signature?  I know that sometimes I've checked someone's interests just because they posted something interesting (but non-RP related) in another thread.

I guess I can put the big os in there, sure sure. . Am I passive if I don't want to bother people? .. hmnnn..  but sureth!