Let's give PBP another spin...

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Ihren, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. Ihren

    Ihren New Member

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    Howdy, folks!

    Although an avid RPer at the table, I haven't touched PBP in at least ten years. Given that everyone seems to be popping out kids and wearing bands of metal, perhaps this is a good outlet for the muse.

    About myself? Yes. That.
    Male. Bearded. Over a score but not two laps around the local star. I'm looking to run or play a game (or three) to help pass the time between fatherly duties.

    I'd have posted to a recruitment thread... or created my own... but there seems to be a universe in place without an easy-to-find summary. If we're open to our own worlds, I'll head that way with ease. If we're all a part of the big DH in the sky, a map or something would sure help a new body around!

    In other news, I have cookies... and will await a warm (or... luke warm at least?) welcome.

    ~Ihren.
     
  2. Kitsune

    Kitsune Fox Lady of Madness!!! Staff Member

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    Hi! Welcome!
    I'm Kitsune, aka Jess. I'm a crazy Fox Lady, and I'll try to show you around a little.

    We have a big, over arching world of Dreamer's Haven, and anyone can join in. However! You are MORE than welcome to post your own world, recruitment, whatever you want! We are a pretty small group here now, we've all grown up, gotten jobs, or popped out babies. We still make time to post, though! Well okay. They do. I'm bad at it, so I don't commit to many RPs anymore. Or any... I've got two kids under 3, I'm busy! XD

    For myself, it'll be cool having another parent around. I'll feel less selfish and horrible when I can't post for a few days due to tiny terrors. =/

    As for a summary, I guess we don't really have one. There is a timeline somewhere, that puts all the RPs in order, so if you had loads of time, you could read them all... I'll see if someone who was involved with most of them could summarize it. I think that would be Nevermore/Andy, Paladin_Girl/Risa, or maybe Isa?

    But welcome! Please feel free to post where ever! We're pretty laid back, start no drama is basically the only rule.
     
  3. Ihren

    Ihren New Member

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    I found that overview you had mentioned. I quick perusal of the threads had my neck informing me that it would quit if I attempted to read them all. I'm sure they're a blast... but.. Holy Harbingers...

    I come from the land of Reddit. Word of your place was shared in ours and there was a sort of call for reinforcements. The biggest issue I found was... where am I? That summary would help a lot. Truly. As an outsider, I see a game that was wonderful, but you had to be there.... Which is a smidge of an issue given rules governing time travel.

    I'll give a go at Earth Breather... Now to see how you folks normally organize threads.. :p
     
  4. Kitsune

    Kitsune Fox Lady of Madness!!! Staff Member

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    Dreamer's Haven is kind of different for everyone, based on what you want it to be. There isn't much that is set in stone, as far as I'm aware. The only constant thing is the Haven, a town/city of sorts where all the central characters meet, relax, whatever. There is a forest around or partially around (versions differ...) the Haven, where at least 2-3 of the members live. /shrug/ Basically, we make it up as we go. XD

    I'm sure someone has an idea for a new Haven RP, if you want to join one, or we can create something all new.
     
  5. Ihren

    Ihren New Member

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    I'm reformatting Earth Breather at the moment. I have the fun of color and such here that I didn't have with my last set of quills.

    As I understand the Haven to be... a hub, basically... there should be nothing running afoul, and I'll limit my world-destroying options. :p

    Assuming I can use you a smidge more as a fuzzy FAQ, what's the difference between the public and private rooms? Earth Breather was intended to be a single-world asynchronous PBP, so players would all start in the same place at a similar time, but they would tend to scatter like water droplets on a hot iron. Reading the story in post order, then, would not be chronological and at minimum... disorienting. I don't care about hiding anything privately or keeping players out. Let them join! But maintaining order in a single thread is something I haven't solved yet... What does one need to get a little room to place the threads in and keep order like Demon's Dance and A Shackled Reality have?
     
  6. Kitsune

    Kitsune Fox Lady of Madness!!! Staff Member

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    Private Role plays are between 2 people (sometimes more) that are closed to the everyone else. They are specifically for character development, or to explore with a very small group. Public RPs are open for anyone to join.

    We can create you a little nook wherever you want, if you want one in the private or public section, we can make it there. At one point we had a world creation thread, but it may have been moved... hmm. We can *probably* get you a sub-forum of your very own, so that you can post your world as a whole. I'll see if I can do it, but I think Ken is the mastermind now, and only he can create forums.
     
  7. Ihren

    Ihren New Member

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    Understood. I'll work with what I have and (worst case) have a couple threads with different flavored names as needed. :) Thanks for being awesome!
     
  8. Paladin_girl

    Paladin_girl Between the Chapters of a Dream Staff Member

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    Greetings bearded man-father!

    Glad to see that you've got yourself started. I'm Risa, one of the admins on the site. Old members use first-name basis, but please don't feel any pressure to do the same. The Haven is a pretty flexible place when it comes to timelines, but if you're ever curious about specific events or whether an idea interferes with another, we'd be happy to clarify. (Didn't we have a timeline somewhere, Jess?)

    Otherwise, make yourself at home and don't mind the lack of pants.
     
  9. Kitsune

    Kitsune Fox Lady of Madness!!! Staff Member

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    Paladin_girl Between the Chapters of a Dream Staff Member

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    Yeth. Dere. Dat thing.
     
  11. Ihren

    Ihren New Member

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    Oi! Thanks for the welcome, Risa. But you know this brings a question... Rise-uh? Rih-sah? Reezah? Because, after all, pronunciation is critical when communicating solely by text.

    I'm still considering which character to bring here as my main. I miss Ihna, but want to see how Ot handles things. Grumbum is in a Pathfinder game, so he is accounted for. Dehnu needs to find a reason to exist before his story in prose gets the better of him. Choices, choices...
     
  12. Isa

    Isa Dovie'andi se tovya sagai

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    I won't speak for others but I generally assume the same pronunciation as Riza Hawkeye in Fullmetal. If your looking for something you can dive into right away and help with influencing the Haven Quest for the white Halls despite being into the double digits is still early on in it's plot line and there has been some talk about a possible apocalyptic scenario being triggered and all the characters involved in it while belonging to mostly older members are fairly new.
     
  13. Zyta

    Zyta Drifting Super Mod

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    Hey, it's a new person. Welcome! You might not see me too often (depends on my job and if I'm in any RPs) but I always come back sooner or later.
     
  14. Fraeyalise

    Fraeyalise Occult Obsessed Hopeless Romantic

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    Hello there! I'm Fraeya <3 I'm not around as much as I should be, and still think of myself as pretty new here even though I've technically been here for years ^^;; However, this time I'm here to stay! And so I welcome you <3 I also have little to no idea about the DH world, so there's at least that! We can figure it out together!
     
  15. Ihren

    Ihren New Member

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    Howdy Zyta!

    Your questions are half of how I found that there wasn't a synopsis running about, Fraeyalise!

    I'm considering reading up on the White Halls story, assuming it is fine that the character knows 0% of the backstory :p

    Also, my wife is supposedly joining in tonight. She'll at least be in Earth Breather and possibly join me in whatever else I hop in to.

    I tossed the link to DHaven to three folks who RP last night. I'm assuming my by being the most recent member still that.... that didn't work out. >.< Alas. Humans will be humans.
     
  16. Fraeyalise

    Fraeyalise Occult Obsessed Hopeless Romantic

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    Oh wow! That makes me feel special <3 I'm glad my questions.... helped? Or at least informed!

    I can't wait to meet your wife! And potential other friends of yours if they decide to join~
     
  17. Isa

    Isa Dovie'andi se tovya sagai

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    If a character knows nothing of the backstory that's fine. one of the characters is pretty much worse than clueless since he's a stranded little worldhopper.
     
  18. Ihren

    Ihren New Member

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    Informing is helping, so let's say helping! :p

    As for others joining, I'm not sure how that will go.. The same fate that faded this forum has done the same to my group of players. We have a weekend game of Risus we play online... but I'm doubting they have any additional time. :/

    My concern of not knowing DH's backstory is all my characters need to fall (somehow) into the ignorant category or risk looking silly. Ot is probably the best suited, though, unless you need a character with mental health issues? That'd be Ihna.
     
  19. Isa

    Isa Dovie'andi se tovya sagai

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    I've invited the members of my Pathfinder group to join and they are all fairly decent people and while I love him for it the shear number and scale of models my DM builds in preparation for games even accounting for us only meeting once a month leads me to believe he might have enough time to spare for the site if he joins.

    And given that all of the DH characters have some sort of quirk I doubt a mental health issue will be considered out of place.
     
  20. Paladin_girl

    Paladin_girl Between the Chapters of a Dream Staff Member

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    Oh man, disappear for a few days and this exploded. That's awesome. <3

    It's pronounced "Reese-ah."

    Bring in anyone and everyone to the RP table. We're all mad here. *Grin*