Will there be a co-GM?Sindra
will be my co-gm. We’ll be dividing duties between upkeep, spending Bounty, maintaining the wiki, and running the different factions and NPCs.What kind of game is it? An adventure story, or a sandbox story?
The game is going to be a mix of guided and sandbox play. There will be adventure threads to pursue, but they aren't obligatory, and I don't even believe they will be the major scope of gameplay, nor meant to include every player. We’re intending the game to be a mix of politics, economics, action, adventure, and world building. That means that a pacifistic wealthy philanthropist is going to have just as much to do in the game as a tough as nails gunfighter. We’re looking for a WIDE range of concepts, not a 'party' with a complementary set of abilities. Shopkeepers and saloon gals are just as viable, and concepts that will breath life and intrigue into the game will be our top choice.How active a GM will you be?
We intend to be active GMs and plan to post at least twice per week. If we cannot make that minimum, we will post in the OOC thread so the players will be alerted. Specific ‘days of rest’ may be set aside for the GMs. We will post such information for players. Will there be an OOC thread?
We will be making use of the OOC thread regularly and encourage players to as well. If there are questions for the GM, please use the bold function on those questions for ease of us seeing them. We are also available via PM as we expect that there will be an assortment of questions/activities the players may choose to avail themselves of privately. We simply ask that both Ciosa (as the main GM) and Sindra (as the Co-GM) are added on all PMs. How will decisions be resolved?
The GMs will be the final arbiter of all decisions - we don’t often ask a player to rewrite a post, unless that post represents a glaring breach of continuity or rules, or the god-moding of someone else’s character. That said, we have a rather democratic style and we will do our best to listen to the concerns of the players.
Should there ever be a situation in which a player receives answers from both GMs and those answers do not match, Ciosa’s response is final. What about player versus player conflicts? (PvP)
This is actually a big enough deal to me that I started a poll.
On PvP: PvP will be allowed, but it will ALWAYS be consensual. We’re not looking to have PCs gunned down while taking their tea. If there is player versus player conflict that may result in a death, we intend it to occur only inside the context of a Showdown, and a Showdown will ONLY occur with two consensual players. There will be more on this, later, but character death IS a possibility in the game. It will never happen arbitrarily or randomly, and it will never occur in player on player conflict without a player's consent.How will NPCs be handled?
There will be two types of NPCs – GM controlled and Player controlled. You can get some extra bonuses from me if you're willing to run a few NPCs to give the town color and flair. All faction related NPCs will be GM characters, but the PC/NPCs may be inserted into the game with specific agendas. (Not necessarily bad ones.)