#1 Posted by SpaceCadet (201 posts) - - Show Bio

Just wanted to put this out there as I thought it might be useful to accumulate a database of opinions, on whether or not to start using a symbol or numeral that signifies the expected commitment desired of people to the rpg

for instance as a example if i was to create a short Rpg = Attack of the giant Monsters rpg-s = Attack of the Giant Monsters OOC -s

S = short five posts maximum M = medium ten to fifteen posts maximum L = Long could last forever

And discuss

#2 Posted by _Cain_ (23368 posts) - - Show Bio

@SpaceCadet: Actually there is three types I've always heard of

  • One Shots: Your average tuesday night, I'm-a-little-drunk-and-bored so let's fight!, or very brief RPGs. Often are intended not to last very long
  • Mini's: Ongoing RPs with a handful of posts, Often intended to last quite a while, The Majority of RPGs are this
  • Ongoing RPGs with no actually set ending, Like that Walking Dead RP Constantine made. They only die whenever everybody quits or gets bored
#3 Posted by 614azrael (10240 posts) - - Show Bio
WALKING DEAD!!!!.......wait thats not the topic >.> fight post 3 paragraphs n up others I say 4 or five minimum. Rest tho depends on content. Obviously an explore ro will have shorter posts then a war. Rp boss battles should be 2-3 posts to sell entensity of situation. 1 post to kill boss npc makes noc look lame
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#4 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends on severity or frequency of the situation

Severity - Dying or empowerment should be descriptive

Frequency - action/reaction battles can be fast

#5 Posted by Meticulous (543 posts) - - Show Bio

Action should be quick. People shouldn't be allowed to explain their entire battle, ahead of time. Just the actions they were able to commit that turn. Battles should be turn based. Story based RPG's should be as long, or as short as the writer deems worthy. As long as it is well written, and gets the point across, who cares?

#6 Posted by SpaceCadet (201 posts) - - Show Bio

@Meticulous said:

Action should be quick. People shouldn't be allowed to explain their entire battle, ahead of time. Just the actions they were able to commit that turn. Battles should be turn based. Story based RPG's should be as long, or as short as the writer deems worthy. As long as it is well written, and gets the point across, who cares?

The people who go into an rpg expecting some fun expanding characters, only to have people drop out early.

#7 Posted by _Hawk_ (2020 posts) - - Show Bio

It's another unneeded item in the RPG world. Putting a cap or a Max on RPGs is just another way to stifle it.

#8 Posted by Meticulous (543 posts) - - Show Bio

@_Hawk_:I agree.