More Meat for the Grinder Apr 20, 2020 23:26:11 GMT -5
Post by vex on Apr 20, 2020 23:26:11 GMT -5
I think, a lot of the uninspiredness, which is not a word, but whatever, isn't that there aren't a lot of original ideas and concepts.
Instead, its that you can have only ONE chance to play one of those characters and all it takes to lose that chance, is someone with a massive power advance to come along and decide to kill you in infancy, so as to be assured you can never become a problem later. Or just for funsies. Or because the overwhelming majority of players, will lean towards going after much newer characters and avoid the old ones, because they don't want to risk swinging their dick at someone, who can actually swing one back.
Lots of cool ideas out there, I'm quite sure, but in a game where you get one shot and can never "retry" the concept, it's a huge risk to roll it out of chargen, especially these days.
I play pretty much five line sdesc, generic, non-threatening nobodies, because anything else draws way, way too much undue attention, way too quickly.
And if rando warrior / witch, or lazy templar, or whatever, decides to show up an destroy it in three seconds, I don't really care, because it's just a skill sheet with no relationships, plots, or relevance.
I log in, to fuck around a little, rp with the random people I bump into wherever, and log back out. It's become more a distraction, than something I can reasonably invest a lot of effort into. Its simply not worth, being more involved with it than that.
Won't gamble a really good concept, or the time required to make it work, in the current game. I would wager, yes, that there are lots of people, who are in the same boat.