Well, OOC stands for Out Of Character
. In group games, at least those I've played outside of E., have 2 or more threads associated with them. rThe first is the main thread
, in which the game plays in. In this thread there'd just be the story, though perhaps each person's initial post would contain a picture of their character, but not their bio.
A second thread would also be created, the out of character
thread. In this one you'd post just to chat, or post ideas about how something in the main game is working out. So, say for example one person was annoying me, or their character actions were pushing me to my limits, you'd post in the OOC thread and avoid clutter in the game thread. It basically serves to keep the game neat and to the point without having to flick around with PM's.
Some larger games have dedicated character threads
, which are there just to post character bio's, but for this game there's only a few people involved, so it'd be sensible to link or post all the character sheets into the OOC thread, so people can just check who is playing who.
If you'd prefer to keep character profiles to the main story, I'd recommend placing them all in a single post- if everyone is happy, they could be directly cut and pasted from this thread, and placed in the main or second post you create, so it'd goPost 1
) Graphic/ Title/ PreviewPost 2
) Character profiles and imagesPost 3
) Scene set-up (first proper game post)
If you need any more help, just shout!