So as might become abundantly clear Jcarter is doing me a solid and posting this in the announcement forum. Thank you Jcarter...
I am here to announce the opening of Optional Realities, a text-based RPG community. It will be a community that is similar to this one but for all games. It will be a place where we will hopefully be able to come together as staffers, players, and first time newbies to promote our genre and educate each other. What's all that mean?
1) There will be regular articles written not only by the OptionalRealities team but staff of prominent roleplay games such as Sindome, Evolution of Esos, Shadows of Isildur, HavenRPG, and others.
2) There will be a forum with a moderation policy very similar to this one
3) There will be an active community staff of experienced game designers willing to discuss ideas with players and even new game designers hoping to design their own games.
4) There will be monthly contests with cash prizes ranging from storytelling to game proposals and even best log.
A community is only as relevant as its users and so to that end I invite you all to come and post if you feel like, read if you don't want to post, and if you don't want to do other than at least check out our connections page that links to several roleplay games that might interest you (and have been discussed on this forum at varying lengths).
qwerty: and if someone is unexplainably hostile to you for no good reason. Chalk it off to being an asshole and slit their throat
Sept 5, 2019 12:41:42 GMT -5
qwerty: All in all, in my observation. OOC relativity comes about cliques, then hostility. As in, players might not care if you offed their previous character. But they might like and include another PC whom they talk to more often ooc.
Sept 5, 2019 12:42:44 GMT -5
qwerty: But again. You cant control it. Cant prove it. The nagging suspicion will ruin your gameplay. I just try not to worry about it and react to the gameworld events as if there is no ooc influence. Doing anything else makes for a really shitty experience
Sept 5, 2019 13:01:26 GMT -5
qwerty: You cant stop people from talking ooc. And if people talk ooc, it's bound to happen that they cooperate ooc. Or ... or not. But you wont know and therefore, you'll suspect. And this suspicion will kill the game for you.
Sept 5, 2019 17:46:21 GMT -5
qwerty: 4/5 times someone rages against staff, staff had nothing to do with it. It's just number one suspicion people go to.
Sept 5, 2019 17:47:19 GMT -5
mehtastic: Ignorance is bliss.
Sept 5, 2019 17:50:44 GMT -5
delerak: I recently accused staff of some nonsense. They showed me the log and I felt embarrassed. It's hard to shake the paranoia of days gone by when you were slayed by staff for going afk and using a script to forage wood.
Sept 5, 2019 18:32:02 GMT -5
jkarr: look east. near: agafari forest. far: agafari forest. very far: the ghost of halaster is here grinning evilly
Sept 5, 2019 22:30:43 GMT -5
mehtastic: I posted it on the Discord server a long time ago, but unfortunately I don't use Discord much anymore. If you can get a Discord invite you can get the code, probably.
Sept 26, 2019 19:33:50 GMT -5
qwerty: ask jcarter. I think he's giving it away
Sept 27, 2019 17:34:42 GMT -5
mehtastic: I am back on Discord. If you want a copy of the code dump, join the shadowboard Discord and ask, or DM me: meh#0490. Feel free to DM if you feel addicted to Armageddon and want help detaching yourself from it, too.
Oct 10, 2019 9:01:42 GMT -5