This game will be freeform
writing, with no dice or number systems. The GM will play the guide through the maze and provide descriptions for every room. Only the description in the first post will be given along with an accompanying picture. The players, in character, will try to interpret the clues and collectively decide on which room to enter next. There must be a unanimous decision before the transition to the next room will take place. The GM character will be an active character within the story, and interaction with him is encouraged. The over all plot is completely planned out. Bad-Ends are possible, and if encountered, there will be a group discussion in the OOC thread about whether or not the group wishes to continue. In such a case, a transitional post allowing them out of the bad-end will be posted, but the characters will begin at the beginning of maze again.
The roleplay takes place in a giant manner house. It is low modern fantasy
, meaning that there can be supernatural forces, but there is not DnD style magic. It takes place roughly in modern day.
To keep the actual gameplay organized, the posts will be ordered. Post order will be determined in the OOC thread by everyone, once everyone's characters have been submitted. Once decided, this post will be updated with the official order. There is no rule for posting frequency, but because we all depend on everyone else to keep the game going, please keep the OOC thread updated if there is going to be a delay of more than a few days in your posts.OOC Thread
The OOC thread will serve for all out of game discussions, and planning of plot developments between characters. Discussions about what the clues mean and which path to take do not belong in the OOC, as these will make up an important bulk of in-character interactions. Meta questions about the setting, rules of the world, and other details may be posed in the OOC. There are only 4 of us, so please use the OOC thread for all conversations related to the game, rather than PMs. Entering and Leaving the Game
Because this game is based on a published book, cheat information is available online. If anyone is caught cheating, they will be asked (privately) to resign from the game. (This is easy for me to detect, as I have all of the information, resources and solutions.) The fun should be in figuring out the puzzle! Cheating ruins that for everyone else.
Leaving the game can be done at any time, however out of courtesy to the other players, please announce when you are leaving in the OOC thread. Notice ahead of time that you're going to leave would be ideal, but it's not required, as often times it's not possible to give ahead notice and write out a proper ending post for your character.
This game is closed. If there is someone else who wants to join, they may contact me to ask, but will have to wait for an opportune moment.
New players may only join when the party is in the first room, the entrance to the maze. `Character Profiles
All character profiles must be reviewed and approved by myself before they can be posted here. This is to make sure that they fit into the world and setting appropriately. Code for the profiles is here.
[b]Personality:[/b] Includes bio information
[b]Settings:[/b] Any settings the character can be used in
[b]Other:[/b] Other notes
[b]Appearance:[/b] Pic or description or both