Hi! Still unapproved, and looking to sate my curiosity and find out a bit more about this community. I'm very interested in creating a game with some popular appeal, and I understand it's a wide and diverse crowd, I'm just curious if there are trends. Thanks so much!
Just for a general numbers count:
Game Form: IRC, IM, PM, PbP
Genre: Just a favorite, please. Think movie genres. Action, Drama, Spy Thriller, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery, Horror, etc.
Privacy: I look at this as sort of a sliding scale - let's say '1' is a designation where most of your threads are private, exclusively between a GM and a Player. 5 is pure sandbox, where players primarly socialize with one another, with only occasional interaction and prodding from a GM. 3 would be in the middle, with a preference for a clear story arc, but multiple PCs attached to the same arc at the same time.
Sex: Again, 1 to 5. Let's go with the movie theme again, and presume a 1 is PG - there might be sex, but it's mostly assumed offscreen, and principally the sexual element is an undercurrent and tension, but isn't handled explicitly. 2 is PG-13 - there might be some nudity on-screen, but the nitty gritty details aren't exactly laid bare. 3 is R - might be some periodic sex on screen, but it doesn't exactly drive the action. 4 is NC-17, where sex is a principal component of the story, and may or may not completely drive the story. 5 would be a X, XX, XXX and higher, where everyone's pretty much there for the smut, and story is loosely tying together people getting busy. If you write a six or higher, please explain.
Scale: Single Player, Group, or Massive?
Game Style: PvE or PvP? Cooperative or Competitive?
Morality: 1 being shiny paladins, 3 being shades of grey with no clear good guys or bad, and 5 being dark, wicked blackguards.
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