Excellent, it looks like we are going to have a game after all. I was a bit discouraged and doubtful for a moment there.
I'm itching to get started, so I'm putting up some threads now. I'm going to put us in Non-Consent Human Small Groups, and here's why: I don't expect rape or reluctant sex to play a major part in our game, but, I'm not opposed to having such a scene or two if it seems appropriate to the ongoing plotline. Putting the threads there will give us the most flexibility to include whatever kinds of sex acts we choose to do. Of course, if any players have strong objections to the placement of the threads, please let me know and I will take your concerns into consideration.
Please if you don't mind, copy and paste your character descriptions to this thread:http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=49197.0
Here is our OOC thread for discussion and chit-chat. I expect this game to be pretty complicated, so I'll be communicating a lot to you guys in the OOC -- you'll want to keep an eye on it.http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=49198.0
I've decided to lay out the game in this way: borrowing a device from "Alias," I'd like to base each thread in a different metropolitan center or geographic region; there'll be a thread for Berlin, for example. The action will move from one thread to another based on what's happening in the plot. At times, simultaneous actions will occur on multiple threads.
This is important: I'm going to declare certain threads temporarily "off-limits" to most of the players. What this will mean is, I'll work up a fun subplot with a player or two by PMs, and then we'll do the necessary legwork/preparation in that thread; then the sub-plot will occur in a different, public, open thread involving all the players. After the (hopefully clever and surprising) subplot has played out, I will remove the "off-limits" restriction from that first thread, and everyone can go back and read what the setup was for the surprise that just happened. Does that make sense?
That's my idea for making the plot developments more fun and surprising for everyone. I'm going to assume everyone is cooperating by not reading the "off-limits" threads until I make them public again. Of course, there's no way to enforce this, and I'm not going to try to; the whole point is to add fun to the plot, and theoretically if you want to ruin the surprises for yourself, you easily could by just reading the "off-limits" threads. I hope you won't, though! :)
I would like to suggest that everyone except RedEve do a first post with your character prior to any of them meeting each other. This will allow you to show a scene that gives your character a little substance and depth in advance, showing us a little bit about their lives before the first big get-together. I will be doing a set-up scene as well prior to any group interactions. Of course, as with everything in the game, you may feel free to refuse to participate if you have some reason to do so. (All my ideas are suggestions only, and I am always open to discussion about alterations or alternative suggestions.)
RedEve, our first subplot will involve your character, so please wait to do a write-up until I've talked to you about it by PM.
I would like each of you to tell me what city or region in the world you want your first post to take place in so that I can create the threads for you -- please don't use Berlin, where your characters will go for the first meeting/group scene. We may move the action back to the cities or regions you have chosen at times. So, for example, Rachubka may do a scene now in the thread called "Killing Kind: London", and then her character's actions and posts will move to the thread "Killing Kind: Berlin", and then elsewhere eventually, and we may return to London and reuse that thread later.
Sorry that there's so much explanation to read, but this is the kind of thing I'll be doing as GM, usually in our OOC thread, to try to make the game work; if it's a problem for anyone to read so much of my rambling, let me know and jump out now, with my apologies. :( I just prefer to over-communicate in an attempt to minimize the confusion that inevitably arises in group games.
We have two character sheets yet to arrive also, from Dark Clown and Enmuro -- welcome to you both! You guys can put the character sheets in the Characters thread directly.This thread will remain unlocked so that interested new players can join the game. If you are interested and believe your writing abilities will match up well with the rest of us, please don't hesitate to post here or PM me, and we'll work your character in. I love the idea of occasional additions to add spice to the game, and of course there may be drop-outs along the way and therefore spaces to fill.
For the players we have so far, please move all further discussion to the OOC thread. Thanks for reading -- hope everyone's still excited to get this started.