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Suggestion of Topics to Cover any Group Game
« on: May 02, 2013, 03:05:33 AM »
Suggestion of Topics to Cover any Group Game

What are some things to cover in the opening Recruitment post of a group game? (Looking for Group)

Disclaimer: These are NOT rules. It is a list of things for a potential GM/group game organizer to think about when creating their initial recruitment threads. It was designed to help you get the types of players that you would like in your game and to aid the players in seeing what your game will be like when they consider joining it.


Main Outline (Story, Character, General, & Mechanics etc..):
  • Section the Game will be placed in and whether it is a system game or not.
    Be sure to note this in the title and/or at the top of the post.  eg: Non-Con, Extreme, Exotic, Human, etc...
    Note: Just because it's a game based on a system does not mean it will be a system game, so note that in the post.
  • Who is the RP open to? (Placed near the top to help players get clear expectations immediately)
    Is the RP is open to all? Is it mono-gender, will it accept cross-gender players and will it accept trans-gender characters? Etc...   
  • Short Summary of Player Roles and General Story/Plot.
    This is a precursor before the details so the players can get the concept in a nutshell without wasting time reading lengthy posts.
  • Setting.
    Environment, Season, History, Technology level, Culture, Etc... (Much of this may be covered already if a system game.)
    How much does the player know of the world around them?
    *Additionally the tone the game is going for. Is it going to be dark, gritty, realistic, suspenseful, etc? 
  • Plot Outline.
    (Sandbox/Open or Meta-Plot if any. To what degree will it be structured or sandbox? Player goals/challenges if any?)   
  • Character creation info/guidelines if any.
    How many characters may a player have?
    Expected character power levels or ability comparisons to the average/common person (If applicable)
    Roles (Housewives, Professionals, Victims, Heroes, System Game type classes, etc...)   
  • Required Resources (If any) (If a system game - What books(ver.) or links to information needed such as an online guide or wiki?) 
  • Game Pacing. (See additional notes below for Participation Expectations)   
  • How much sexual activity is likely to occur or expected, if any? (Important to note this separately from Game Pacing as this is often an important factor in a players decision to join a game or not.)
  • Whether tagging will be used or not. Provide an example for players to use.
  •    

Game Master Info / GM(s) Participation Level (If/where applicable)
  • Will there be a Co-GM?
  • How guided will the play be(sandbox, directed etc)?
  • What extent will players be allowed to create/use environment or setting details? 
  • How NPC's will be handled. (If any) - (By GM and/or players, and what expectations)
  • How active will the GM be?   
  • Will there be an OOC thread? (expectations of thread usage) 
  • How to contact/approach GM with questions? (use OOC thread, direct PM, etc...)
  • How will decisions be resolved?   
  • Will PvP be allowed (if applicable)? 
  •  

Additional Notes/Reminders Etc, :
    Some other form of a reminder to players of their obligations and responsibilities when joining a group game. [/li]
  • A note to Respect other players' Offs.
    (If Applicable) Any Non-consensual scenes must be negotiated with another player before hand. Respect their wishes if they don't want to be a part of the scene. 
  • Player Participation Expectations.
    Methods for reporting a possible absence.
    Amount/Number of posts per week expected.
    Possibly the method used to remove drop-outs from the game (write out, kill off, or ignored) and under what circumstances a player will be removed? (Ex: Absent for what period of time causes removal? - days, 2 weeks, a month? How many times will the GM PM them, etc...) 
  • Possibly discuss how new players will be brought into the game? 
  • What Writing style/POV. (Third person, first person, past, present, omniscient, etc...) 
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[spoiler]Checklist (Summary)
Game:
  • Section the Game will be placed in and whether it is a system game or not.
  • Who is the RP open to? (Gender, Sexuality, etc..?)   
  • Short Summary of Player Roles and General Story/Plot.   
  • Setting.   
  • Plot Outline.       
  • Character creation info/guidelines if any.   
  • Required Resources (If any) (If a system game - What books(ver.) or links to information needed such as an online guide or wiki?)     
  • Game Pacing.     
  • How much sexual activity is likely to occur or expected, if any?   
  • Whether tagging will be used or not.   
Game Master Info / GM(s) Participation Level (If/where applicable)
  • Will there be a Co-GM?
  • How guided will the play be(sandbox, directed etc)?
  • What extent will players be allowed to create/use environment or setting details?
  • How NPC's will be handled. (If any) - (By GM and/or players, and what expectations)
  • How active will the GM be?   
  • Will there be an OOC thread? (expectations of thread usage)
  • How to contact/approach GM with questions? (use OOC thread, direct PM, etc...)
  • How will decisions be resolved?   
  • Will PvP be allowed (if applicable)? 
Additional:
  • A note to Respect Other players (Offs etc..)   
  • Player Participation Expectations. (Posts/week expected. Methods for reporting a possible absence/The method used to remove drop-outs from the game.)   
  • Discuss how new players will be brought into the game (if the game is already running.)   
  • What Writing style/POV. (Third person, first person, past, present, omniscient, etc...)     
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Selectable Code Version of the Summary Checklist Below:
Code: [Select]
[b]Game:[/b]
[list type=decimal]
[li]Section the Game will be placed in and whether it is a system game or not. [/li]
[li]Who is the RP open to? (Gender, Sexuality, etc..?)  [/li]
[li]Short Summary of Player Roles and General Story/Plot.    [/li]
[li]Setting.    [/li]
[li]Plot Outline.        [/li]
[li]Character creation info/guidelines if any.    [/li]
[li]Required Resources (If any) (If a system game - What books(ver.) or links to information needed such as an online guide or wiki?)     [/li]
[li]Game Pacing.     [/li]
[li]How much sexual activity is likely to occur or expected, if any?    [/li]
[li]Whether tagging will be used or not.    [/li]
[/list]
[b]Game Master Info / GM(s) Participation Level (If/where applicable)[/b]
[list type=decimal]
[li]Will there be a Co-GM?[/li]
[li]How guided will the play be(sandbox, directed etc)?[/li]
[li]What extent will players be allowed to create/use environment or setting details? [/li]
[li]How NPC's will be handled. (If any) - (By GM and/or players, and what expectations)[/li]
[li]How active will the GM be?   [/li]
[li]Will there be an OOC thread? (expectations of thread usage) [/li]
[li]How to contact/approach GM with questions? (use OOC thread, direct PM, etc...)[/li]
[li]How will decisions be resolved?   [/li]
[li]Will PvP be allowed (if applicable)?  [/li]
[/list]
[b]Additional:[/b]
[list type=decimal]
[li]Player Oath "Oath of the Drake" or some other reminder of player responsibilities in a group game.    [/li]
[li]A note to Respect Other players (Offs etc..)    [/li]
[li]Player Participation Expectations. (Posts/week expected. Methods for reporting a possible absence/The method used to remove drop-outs from the game.)    [/li]
[li]Discuss how new players will be brought into the game (if the game is already running.)    [/li]
[li]What Writing style/POV. (Third person, first person, past, present, omniscient, etc...)      [/li]
[/list]



Thanks and credit goes to Moraline
« Last Edit: May 24, 2013, 03:34:32 AM by kimbra_ailis »
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