I would start a new thread, but it just seems silly to me to start a new thread to decide what we're going to call the game. How about we hold the vote, then we can start the new thread. In fact we can just move discussions to an official OOC thread for the RP after that and have those discussions there and just use a thread in this forum for recruitment.
I like the "Made for the Manor" suggestion.
Though I also want to suggest "The Manor House" it sounds cool to me like a sort of discreet name for the service provided.
So it looks like at this point we have two suggestions with seconds, remember there are no bad suggestions, so keep them coming!
Beautifully Deviant Solicitations at the Manor?
Made for the Manor
At this point I think we have a few things on the agenda for clarification before we can start up.
1. vote for original name (in progress)
3. defining the setting a little more to ensure some consistency
4. general limitations? (is there anything we don't want to see anyone doing period)
5. number of RP threads we'll be using.
For characters I made up a sheet we can use, I don't see why we can;t go ahead and start making characters. It might help us get a better idea of who's interesting to pair up with. Please keep a copy of your character on your hard drive however, since we don't have an official character thread yet.
Fetish Experience: characters experience in fetish
Role: Trainer or slave
Sexual Orientation: gay, straight or bi
Defining the setting actually has two parts, firstly what subjuanita said about some people having different ideas which will need to be resolved. Secondly the opening scene someone (sorry, I'm really bad with names, please forgive me on that) suggested trying.
For the general setting I was thinking the Manor House is run as a service to individuals who wish to explore their submissive side. Maybe there's a website set up which has the information and contact details for those interested in the service. The website offers an "authentic slave[girl/boy] experience for those wishing to explore their submissive side" or something like that. A few things are the same for all the submissives, such as all submissives live on the lower floor in the cells. And they're all expected to learn to be obedient and submissive (since submissive play is what they're singing up for anyway) but I think a few things might be optional and up to what the individual submissive signs up for or opts out of in their initial application. For example I want my character to be available for 24/7 play, but that's an option and not a requirement. I think at least one of the people here also said she wanted her character to be traded between different trainers, so it could be optional for a slave to be tradeable or to work with a single consistent trainer (I personally prefer a primary trainer for my character, but am not opposed to the occasional brief switch to another). This kind of makes sense since the submsissives are customers here, different people have different interests and they're paying for different kinds of play, so the Manor is set up to cater to this. Thoughts?
Someone (again I apollogize for having difficulty remembering whom, I'll get everyone's names down sooner or later) suggested an opening scene which was sort of a meet and greet without any D/s expectation (though not precluding sex from the scene either) I think we should probably work out a few details to this scene before going to it, since everyone's going to be involved. I was thinking we could open it with the submissives arriving at the Manor in limo's and then proceeding to meet their new trainers. As said before, sex is acceptable, but not a requirment in this scene. I think the head of the house can introduce himself and all the others may also perhaps then the character just socialize, stepping into sex as they feel comfortable and ready. They can step out of this scene to create scenes of their own elsewhere in the mansion. Thoughts?
I figure most people will just work out with their trainer/dominant-player partner what type of scenes they want to do and most people will probably be doing different things, but there may be a few things we just generally don't want to have in our group. If that's so I think we need to define those limitations now before we have any sort of disagreement. Personally I can tolerate some things as long as I don't have to take part in them, so if the group doesn't agree with me then that's fine. I personally would prefer not to see any blood or cutting type of things in this roleplay and I'm not really into heavy S/M (though light to moderate S/M is fine) I don't mind whips or pain by any means, but more severe things whiping to bruising and welts are not my cup of tea. Of course it's up to the group I just want to put that out there in case anyone agrees with me.
Lastly before we start we need to know exactly how many roleplay threads we're going to use so I know what threads I need to create. I'm thinking three or four for the moment.
The Main Floor/The Ground Floor
The Upper Floor/Trainers Suites
The Lower Floor/Cell Blocks
The Lower Floor/The Dungeon (for those who are interested, not everyone needs to post here)
The Main Floor/The Gym
Alternatively we could have each of the trainers create their own thread for his or her suite. I think it would be interesting to have scenes set in the trainer suites.