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Nic
10-31-2008, 11:25 PM
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In a universe where humans, elves, dwarves, gods and demons once existed peacefully, everything is slowly but surely unraveling. With the God of Order and the God of Chaos both dead, the remaining gods have scattered and abandoned their people, though whispers of divine plots still stir. The Godslayer, bringer of the Cataclysm that shattered the continents and stole the innate magics of the people, lies dormant in this age of isolation. The demons, unleashed upon the material world, seek to conquer this new land and reign supreme over their fellow demons. The elves have fallen victim to a gruesome, deadly plague. The humans, feeling lost and abandoned, struggle amongst themselves to protect their homelands and find their place in this new, brutal world. Countless games of deception are being played in every circle. The undead have risen in Remon, mindlessly spreading their sickness as they feed on the flesh of the living.

The Grand Alliance has risen once more as a candle in the darkness, but traitors lie in wait even in these noble ranks. The Crimson Coalition appears to counter the Alliance with its own goals and motives. Both sides feel their causes are just, both sides are ready to battle to oblivion if necessary. And yet, divided, they don't stand a chance against the massive demon hordes. Can they come together to defeat this threat? Or will darkness triumph over all?</center>


The Gamer's Alliance (aka tGA) has been EoFF's unofficial forums-based ORPG for many years. It began as a collection of EzBoards getting together to RP (EoFF and several others, now long dead), and it evolved from there all the way into its current incarnation. tGA has historically drawn most of its membership from EoFF, and well-known EoFFers such as Cid, Dr Unne, Bleys, Raistlin, Loony BoB and Jojo among others have been RPing there.

If you're new to roleplaying, just think of it as a big, interactive, collaborative story. The plot of the RP is not set in stone, so anyone can add new ideas to it. As long as you're not "god-moding" (overpowering your characters, doing something ridiculously unrealistic), just about anything goes!

The current incarnation is largely based on traditional fantasy elements (with swords, magic, elves, dwarves, demons, gods, epic battles of good and evil, etc), though we have our share of not-so-traditional bits (pirates, samurai, communists, fundies, a gruesome elven plague, zombies). Our writers are all adults with great imaginations, though sometimes we tend to be a bit too windy. :p

It's not necessary to read up on all the history. Just read through the Rules, FAQ and New State of the World threads, and make a profile for your RP character in the Profiles thread. Once your character profile is approved, you're free to jump into the RP (stickied in the Crossroads forum) at any point.

If you don't feel like RPing in the main forum or if you want to start another RP set in your own world, tGA has a Quest forum where you can start your own original RPs.


<b>Website:</b> The Gamer's Alliance ORPG (http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums)
<b>Contact:</b> See site; Nic (SN: Nephemera) and Kossage (SN: Kossage) can also be contacted via AIM if you have any questions.

<B>Important Links:</B>
<a href="http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/showthread.php?t=546">The Rules:</a> The rules of the RP. Also contains a roleplaying guide.
<a href="http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/showthread.php?t=545">FAQ:</a> Frequently asked questions about tGA.
<a href="http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/showthread.php?t=544">New State of the World:</a> Quick rundown of what's going on in the tGA world.
<a href="http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/showthread.php?t=554">The World Map:</a> The map of the tGA world.
<a href="http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/showthread.php?t=555">Factions:</a> Major groups that have formed in the RP so far. Players are free to join an existing one, create their own, or simply be faction-free!
<a href="http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/showthread.php?t=558">Quick Character Listing:</a> Pretty self-explanatory, a brief chart of all the player-controlled characters and important NPCs.
<a href="http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/showthread.php?t=547">Profiles:</a> Where you post your character's profile. Also includes a template for reference.
<a href="http://thegamersalliance.net/forums/showthread.php?t=635">RP thread:</a> Current chapter of the RP.

Update: The tGAWiki (http://www.thegamersalliance.net/w/Main_Page) has gone live! Check it out for an easy-to-access, extensive database of tGA information!

Kossage
11-01-2008, 12:00 AM
Feel free to ask questions or comment about tGA related stuff on this thread, too. :)

For those of you who are regular chatters, we also have a chatroom:

Server: irc.eyesonff.com
Port: 6667
Room: #tga

Thanks, Nic. :D

Rye
11-01-2008, 12:20 AM
Shaft thrust?!

Kossage
11-01-2008, 12:44 AM
Shaft thrust?!

You know you want it. ;)

Speaking of which, you and Huxley should join the RP too. You two could RP lovers and join the merry band of ninja pirates. How does that sound? It never hurts to have more romance in the story, after all. :D

Nic
11-01-2008, 12:50 AM
We're pretty short on romance lately. Though I guess that's what happens when couples have kids. ;(

Jojo and AK had a pretty cute thing going though. Would they ever come back? ^_^

Dignified Pauper
11-01-2008, 01:55 AM
I suck at RPing lately! COME JOIN!

theundeadhero
11-01-2008, 08:31 AM
I love-ed you piggy :whimper:

Kossage
11-01-2008, 07:14 PM
I suck at RPing lately! COME JOIN!

It'll be interesting to see what Dylas will think of next. Political plots are fun. :D


I love-ed you piggy :whimper:

Will we be seeing more of Sam and her pet piggy's adventures in the RP? ;)

Nic
11-01-2008, 10:52 PM
I totally forgot there was a chatroom. But then I hadn't been on IRC at all in over a year until the other night. xD

NeoTifa
11-02-2008, 01:23 AM
Jojo and AK had a pretty cute thing going though. Would they ever come back? ^_^

:mad2: NO! NEVER! *assassinates jojo*

Dignified Pauper
11-02-2008, 01:07 AM
I suck at RPing lately! COME JOIN!

It'll be interesting to see what Dylas will think of next. Political plots are fun. :D


I love-ed you piggy :whimper:

Will we be seeing more of Sam and her pet piggy's adventures in the RP? ;)


It'd be great if Bleys was around, he was the entire reason I invented Dylas.

Nic
11-02-2008, 02:35 AM
Bleys was the one that dragged me to tGA in the very first place. It'd definitely be nice to have him around, it's just not the same without his ideas and characters. :(

Kossage
11-02-2008, 05:25 PM
I'll see if I can contact Bleys and ask him to pay a visit. :p

Also, I hope you'll enjoy your stay at tGA, NeoTifa. :)

Nic
11-02-2008, 09:03 PM
Dunno, he didn't seem too thrilled about coming back the last time we discussed it in my LJ. Though it's not very nice if you ask me, invading with communists and then leaving us to deal with the mess! :mad:

Kossage
11-03-2008, 01:20 PM
Well, at least he followed the Communist ideology to its very end with all that abandonment stuff. :p

Anyway, I'll see if I can talk to him. Now that Lynx has made a nice pic promoting the Pronin cause, Bleys might get curious about it again. :D

Nic
11-03-2008, 10:50 PM
Hmmnyes. I still haven't figured out the Nymgrock one he made, though... xD

And that's become another tGA tradition now, I'd say. Making Fire Emblem-ish sprites for all our chars. :love:

Citizen Bleys
11-04-2008, 06:12 AM
It'd be great if Bleys was around, he was the entire reason I invented Dylas.

Wait, what? What the hell is a Dylas? Isn't it that hippie pot-smoking dude from the 60s?

Never mind, that was everyone in the 60s.


it's just not the same without his ideas and characters

Everything I write has been crap since I killed Leon off. The first time.


Though it's not very nice if you ask me, invading with communists and then leaving us to deal with the mess!

Just for that, you're getting Scuns thrown into the mix.

rubah
11-04-2008, 06:26 AM
Did you guys hear something? Must've been the wind.

Citizen Bleys
11-04-2008, 06:33 AM
It's the Wind of <img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/smilies/rpg_009.gif" alt="skull" /><img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/smilies/rpg_009.gif" alt="skull" /><img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/smilies/rpg_009.gif" alt="skull" /><img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/smilies/rpg_009.gif" alt="skull" />, Randy. The Wind of <img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/smilies/rpg_009.gif" alt="skull" /><img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/smilies/rpg_009.gif" alt="skull" /><img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/smilies/rpg_009.gif" alt="skull" /><img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/smilies/rpg_009.gif" alt="skull" />. /Lahey

Nic
11-04-2008, 07:42 AM
Just for that, you're getting Scuns thrown into the mix.
Hey, I like Scuns. :mog:

Quick Character Listing has been updated with pictures. Sexy, dirty pictures. Though there are a still a few missing until SOMEONE fixes the damn 50-image limit.

Kossage
11-04-2008, 10:10 PM
Yeah, you people should come and check out our sexy pics. They're hawt stuff. :D


What the hell is a Dylas?

Dylas is... your worst nightmare. :p

Joking aside, he's a political figure who plans to oppose the Pronists in hopes of unifying Remon.


Everything I write has been crap since I killed Leon off. The first time.

I disagree. I enjoyed the whole Revenant Leon, Silverbranch and Dawn and Dusk stuff in the old RP, and that's what got me interested in tGA in the first place. I also liked the plot lines about Distreyd, so you definitely have your skills left as far as plots and twists are concerned.

As for this most recent RP, your character Pronin is a funny fellow; I enjoy reading the posts about him and his "feral" side. Opposable thumbs ftw. (http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/showpost.php?p=12115&postcount=27) ;)

Citizen Bleys
11-05-2008, 02:43 AM
I enjoyed having the wolf run all over <img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/smilies/rpg_009.gif" alt="skull" /><img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/smilies/rpg_009.gif" alt="skull" /><img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/smilies/rpg_009.gif" alt="skull" /><img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/smilies/rpg_009.gif" alt="skull" /> Harbor being pursued by a guard who's trying to stop him from crapping on the walkways.

Jojee
11-05-2008, 05:46 PM
Good luuuck :3 I'm too busy atm x_x

NeoTifa
11-05-2008, 05:56 PM
i wanna plays, buts wait 1 1/2 weeks till fall quarter is over....;_;

Kossage
11-06-2008, 01:36 PM
I enjoyed having the wolf run all over <img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/smilies/rpg_009.gif" alt="skull" /><img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/smilies/rpg_009.gif" alt="skull" /><img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/smilies/rpg_009.gif" alt="skull" /><img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/smilies/rpg_009.gif" alt="skull" /> Harbor being pursued by a guard who's trying to stop him from crapping on the walkways.

Haha, yeah. Nomen est omen! :p


Good luuuck :3 I'm too busy atm x_x

Awwwww. Well, we'll keep your character around if you have time to join later on. :)


i wanna plays, buts wait 1 1/2 weeks till fall quarter is over....;_;

Alrighty. See you then. ;)

Nic
11-10-2008, 12:08 AM
New tGA banner: "Don't feed the Scuns."

Kossage
11-10-2008, 08:30 PM
I dare not think what that banner would look like. xD

Anyways, the story's in a nice spot if people want to get into the RP. And as always, feel free to ask questions regarding tGA in this thread. :D

Nic
11-11-2008, 12:22 AM
Yeah, it'd be a good time to join in. Not much happening at the moment except a lot of cheesy speeches. :p

Aerith's Knight
11-11-2008, 12:37 AM
"To be or not to be president of the world, that is the question. My army is the answer." :p

Loony BoB
11-11-2008, 05:41 PM
I wonder how many EoFFers have actually RP'ed at tGA by now. It must be pretty high in number... something like 30-50 at least? Someone make a list.

Aerith's Knight
11-11-2008, 05:50 PM
Why don't you? And you can make a pie chart stating the amount of words they each posted. :)

Nic
11-11-2008, 11:31 PM
Yeah, go for it DannyBoB. I would, but...well, I've only been involved for a couple years. I'm sure it would work out better for someone who's been there longer. ;)

Loony BoB
11-12-2008, 12:05 AM
Yes, but I haven't done as much RP'ing as most of you lot. Oh well. Here's what I can think of, feel free to add to it.

Citizen Bleys
Dr Unne
Cid
Loony BoB
HOOTERS
Kossage
Nic
Emerald Aeris
Raistlin
DocFrance
Teh Genius Lynx
Doomgaze
The Man
Not At All Reno
Jojee
eternal_essence
Erdrick Holmes
eestlinc
Mr. Graves
Strider
Del Murder
Spatvark
Kawaii Ryuukishi
Chemical
Britt
Knox
Princess Usa
Sir Krelian
IGN64skanker
Kirobaito
theundeadhero
Behold the Void
Shoden
Agent Proto
Shauna
MoonZapdos
MecaKane

Okay, I'm running outta steam here. :p You lot finish it up...

Aerith's Knight
11-12-2008, 12:26 AM
*sigh*

I is not on there.. as always. :whimper:

Loony BoB
11-12-2008, 12:37 AM
*sigh*

I is not on there.. as always. :whimper:
Hey, you're the ones who asked me to do it. I only know who I've RP'ed with or knew RP'ed there in the past. :p

Kossage
11-13-2008, 08:32 PM
Nice list, BoB. I took a look and found a few more EoFFers who have participated in the RP at tGA at some point:

Aerith's Knight
41InchesWide
Ally
Ashister
Bahumat
Chibi Youkai
Daventhalas
Dew Drop
Dignified Pauper
Divina
f f freak
Kiuru
Matthew
Neocracker
Ranti84
ShlupQuack
Siric aka FightClubFan#47
strawberryman
The Last Oath

Nic
11-16-2008, 05:11 AM
Ah, btw. Looks like we're going to be fast-forwarding a year here in a few posts, if anyone wants to join in but is too busy/bored to read the current thread. :p

Kossage
11-16-2008, 08:03 PM
Yeah, and you get to demolish cities and fight Commies if you want. What more can you wish for? :p

NeoCracker
11-16-2008, 08:06 PM
I have an account, and even made a character, though I never used him. :p

Kossage
11-18-2008, 08:34 PM
Yeah, true. I had a nagging feeling that I'd forgotten someone. :p

Also, I hope you'll enjoy the RP. :)

Madonna
11-18-2008, 11:51 PM
Teh Genius LynxNo.

I am cheered that this qualifies for life in General Chat instead of that cesspool in which the rest of the members must post.

Aerith's Knight
11-18-2008, 11:53 PM
I know I said I'd post, but I have to finish a program by friday.. and I don't get it. T__T

ShunNakamura
11-20-2008, 02:05 AM
Thanks for the link though I doubt I will take part. I just doubt I would fit in since I like to Roleplay characters that I am writing for stories/short stories(it is one of the best ways to flesh them out I think).


However, I may read through some of it just for fun at times. Though I definitely prefer RP's that are more 'broken' and 'organized'. 4 Pages of RP text is a lot to read at once. The other RP place I checked out would rarely have pages much more than one page. Rather it was broken into threads for 'particular' actions and locations. The battle of the Rim would be a separate thread than the rush back at the reporters office to get a reporter out there. I found that a lot easier to read through. But that may just be the way I think. Plus that RP had 14 Major PC's and at least as many minor PC's in it so it was a bit larger on scale I think.

Citizen Bleys
11-20-2008, 02:45 AM
Ashister

Our Ashi is not EoFF's Ashi. They're not even the same gender.

Madonna
11-20-2008, 02:51 AM
A<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/smilies/rpg_009.gif" alt="skull" /><img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/smilies/rpg_009.gif" alt="skull" /><img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/smilies/rpg_009.gif" alt="skull" /><img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/smilies/rpg_009.gif" alt="skull" />aka, to be precise.

Shun, tGA is meant to be a story as well, which explains why each thread is referred to as a "chapter" and that they are marked by fairly big story events, effectively acting as story arcs. The idea of breaking it up to be more organized is decent, just not up to speed with how things flow at the Alliance.

Kossage
11-20-2008, 03:18 AM
Thanks for the link though I doubt I will take part. I just doubt I would fit in since I like to Roleplay characters that I am writing for stories/short stories(it is one of the best ways to flesh them out I think).

This hasn't stopped people from posting. I've used some characters from my stories at tGA (although I modified them a bit to make them fit into the tGA world), so you can do the same too. Just remember to follow the guidelines in the Profiles thread if you're going to post a character.


4 Pages of RP text is a lot to read at once.

Don't worry. You don't have to read the previous RP threads if you don't want to. We have a brief summary of the first chapter in the State of the World thread (which also contains a brief overview of the setting of the tGA world).

New players don't have to have any prior knowledge of earlier plots. In fact, the setting of the world is such that characters have been living in isolation in the RP for the past 10 years, so few if any even know what's really going on in the world. Thus it's easy to introduce characters to the plot without worrying about any history.

Also, it's not necessary to read through all of the pages even in our newest RP thread. I think that reading through only three or four of the latest posts will be more than enough so that you can see where the action is currently taking place in and where you can meet other characters.

If any of you are still in doubt as far as the plot is concerned, you can always PM me or Nic in the forums or contact us in AIM or MSN. I (or Nic) can give you a brief summary of the plot so far and also answer any other questions you have in mind. :)


Our Ashi is not EoFF's Ashi. They're not even the same gender.

I'd like to point out that Ashister is in fact the Ashi from tGA, whereas a person under the nick Ashi in EoFF is the other Ashi you were talking about. Ashister (who is different from EoFF's Ashi) has the same kitsune sig here as the one he has at tGA. ;)

ShunNakamura
11-20-2008, 04:09 AM
Shun, tGA is meant to be a story as well, which explains why each thread is referred to as a "chapter" and that they are marked by fairly big story events, effectively acting as story arcs. The idea of breaking it up to be more organized is decent, just not up to speed with how things flow at the Alliance.
I guessed it was likely something along those lines. I mainly mentioned because I found it easier for me to read/keep track of. I found that reading the Chapter of tGA was harder than other RP's I have read. And after thinking about it I realized that the breaking down apparently made it easier for me to read it.


This hasn't stopped people from posting. I've used some characters from my stories at tGA (although I modified them a bit to make them fit into the tGA world), so you can do the same too. Just remember to follow the guidelines in the Profiles thread if you're going to post a character.
I have tried and am trying. But the one character that I really feel needs fleshed out just can't seem to fit. It doesn't help that he isn't exactly a living thing to start with. And it gets worse from there.

I'll continue to play with him, but I am not really hopeful of coming up with a way I can fit him in without some major changes. At which point he is a different character and that kinda defeats my point of using him in the first place. Well anyway I look at it this thread was helpful. I at least want to try drawing him now(and I wanted to draw something but just couldn't come up with what for a while now)!



4 Pages of RP text is a lot to read at once.

Don't worry. You don't have to read the previous RP threads if you don't want to. We have a brief summary of the first chapter in the State of the World thread (which also contains a brief overview of the setting of the tGA world).
That comment was mostly made on the concept that I will probably read it just for fun. I read just about anything, so why not RP's? And I am horribly short of reading material lately.

Kossage
11-20-2008, 07:19 PM
But the one character that I really feel needs fleshed out just can't seem to fit. It doesn't help that he isn't exactly a living thing to start with. And it gets worse from there.

You made me curious. Is this character by any chance an undead of some sort? If so, we've had our share of "undead" characters in the RP even if there were only a few of such. For example, a couple of important people in the plot have came back as sort of revenants (from both the good and bad guy camps, although such beings are in general rare), and we also have a lich as an important NPC. ;)


I'll continue to play with him, but I am not really hopeful of coming up with a way I can fit him in without some major changes. At which point he is a different character and that kinda defeats my point of using him in the first place.

One of the ways I approached this dilemma with one of my characters was to adapt him into the story even if it meant sacrificing parts of his "essence" in the process. I've been RPing the character and it's been useful to see how he interacts with people, which gives me a better view of his psyche and worldview. Sometimes the plot even gives me ideas that I wouldn't have thought of otherwise, so it's all beneficial for the character in the end, and I can adapt those ideas into my story as well.

To make the long story short, you could try adapting your character into the RP and see how it changes him and whether it gives you any ideas that you could use for him in your own story. That has worked for me, at least, so maybe the same could be of use to you too. :)

Aerith's Knight
11-20-2008, 08:08 PM
I finished my program. :O ^__^

^____________________^

I think I'll post something tonight. Can you point me at the set-up post again Kossage?

Kossage
11-20-2008, 08:47 PM
Congrats! :D

Sure. I'll send you a PM with the details, so keep an eye out on your EoFF inbox. :)

ShunNakamura
11-20-2008, 10:57 PM
You made me curious. Is this character by any chance an undead of some sort? If so, we've had our share of "undead" characters in the RP even if there were only a few of such. For example, a couple of important people in the plot have came back as sort of revenants (from both the good and bad guy camps, although such beings are in general rare), and we also have a lich as an important NPC. ;)
Close but not quite. More of a life-sized humanoid doll that is self-aware, intelligent and possess freewill. Well actually life sized isn't accurate. He is 2.3 meters tall which is a bit taller than most men. But all the dolls of his creator are based on the same basic frame. He is the only humanoid one though(one that could be confused for an odd looking human/elf in other words).

This easily conflicts with race/lifespan/age type deal. He would be about 1 year and 9 months old and doesn't have a race or lifespan(he will continue to move until he is 'destroyed'/broken/forgotten by his 'mother'). In addition he doesn't really possess a class. He is simply a Doll.

"It took my mother 782,790 hours to give birth to me," is usually the first thing he will say about his mother, with pride. Yes this is just an extra bit for Luls. Hadn't even realized he said that until I reread one of his encounters with a young human woman who recently became pregnant. And he was acting as the local doctor at the time, in charge of giving her advice about giving birth(poor girl, imagine the shock that would give you if you heard you could be giving birth for 89 years!).

I was making a much longer reply originally. I think I'll link it when I finish it. It turned into a short story almost. Also due to the topic he has already been molded a bit to fit. He isn't a particularly powerful character to start with. But the fact that he is a doll grants him unique features that living creatures do not have; which could easily go into god mode, in a way, if I am not careful with them. I have always been bad with backgrounds. They always turn into short stories. I am a bit verbose if you hadn't been able to tell :D.

Anyways I must have overlooked the Lich/undead in the character list(or are they not there?)


One of the ways I approached this dilemma with one of my characters was to adapt him into the story even if it meant sacrificing parts of his "essence" in the process. I've been RPing the character and it's been useful to see how he interacts with people, which gives me a better view of his psyche and worldview.
My problem is how I write(and this is also why I never finish anything). I don't write, the story writes itself through me. As such, I have noticed that even small changes can end up with my characters/plot being radically different. Even changing a person's age in Figune's case strongly altered him. This trait of mine annoys the daylights out of my teachers and me.

It also makes it hard for me to pick up where others left off(which is why I say I am writer not an RP'er). The first time I tried to reply to an RP I ended up writing a 3 page reply where I effectively wrote my own short story involving the characters. I scrapped that. That wasn't RP :(. However I have since then partaken in a little 'practice' one that I did a bit better in.

Anyways the traits that are changeable differ from person to person. For example the fact that my doll is not a living thing at all is kinda of a central trait. Making him a human/elf/dwarf would end up changing a lot more than just race. After all, does a doll no matter how smart or self-aware have a 'soul'? However, the length of his birth could be changed with little effect(all it would affect is his mother, in my story she is easily over 1500 years old. So 89 years to her isn't much at all).

Kossage
11-20-2008, 11:24 PM
Thanks for clearing it up. I can see how it'd be difficult to fit him into the story. However, we've had cases where people thought of something similar but pondered how they could make it work in the RP. Here's one possible solution:

Essentially they kept the characters' ideals and worldviews etc. the same. However, the key thing they changed was that they made their characters fully human/dwarf/elf and made the characters mentally unstable. Some characters thought they were reincarnated gods and whatnot even though they were just plain crazy.

Maybe in your case the solution could be that your character went crazy at the end of the war (in the RP) because of all the deaths he witnessed, and now he thinks of himself as a doll (and whatever else you described about him and his mom in your post)? It could all be just in his head, but he'd really believe that stuff and think that he has all those powers.

Also, a character's background doesn't have to be extensive, so don't worry about it. Some of us write backgrounds that are two or so paragraphs long, but there are a few players who have written very little background and prefer to flesh out their characters' backgrounds gradually in the story.


Anyways I must have overlooked the Lich/undead in the character list(or are they not there?)

They're in the list but in the NPC section. If you want to take a closer look, search for Drishnek and Jemuel (they're both under Libaterra in the NPC section of the [Quick Character Listing] (http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/showpost.php?p=12193&postcount=1) thread).

Bleys's character Leon was a Revenant like Jemuel at one point, but Leon has since gained a fully human body (it's a long story). Anyway, undead/revenant characters are really rare, so these people are more of a exception to the rule. :p

ShunNakamura
11-21-2008, 01:48 AM
The background is long just because I can't write short stories. I really felt the pain in that section of English class. No matter how hard I tried I could not write a 4-5 page short story. I ended up turning in a 'chapter' instead. Got some serious marks off. So the background story will not be short purely because I fail at writing synopsis.

And how did I ever miss that?! I looked straight at those portraits and I still overlooked them!



Changing him from a doll to a living creature would change him to the point that it would have little benefit other than plot idea gathering for the story he is in(which I can get from just reading, no need to actually RP unless it helps open up his character). His entire concept is tied around being a doll.

A morphed version would doubtless be interesting to play. But in my case I RP for one reason and one reason only, to flesh out characters. Anything else is a secondary purpose. Anyways I will be reading and I can probably take a look around. With the number of characters I have written up I can probably find something that needs/wants fleshed out that will fit. Looking around comes up with two possible candidates. Throwaways from an RPG Mock story I thought of writing for a contest somewhere(wait... was it a contest... or maybe a short story scholarship). Well either way it never got out of the planning phase. But it did result in two orphan characters that don't have their own story(though they do have a rough plot outline and that sort of stuff done).

I'll see about them. But they were orphaned for a reason. If even after conversion I have no intention of finishing their story... well once again the point of playing for me would fall flat.

Question though. Must they have a weapon or is it fine to use that just to list what they are proficient with? They don't really have their own weapons. It was a mock story, I was originally going to make a version of it interactive where people who read my work could 'vote' on their class progression. As such they just have a list of weapons/armors they are proficient with and they would equip/de-equip as the votes lead them. As in most RPG's their class restricts/expands their use. Just curious if that system could translate at all or if I would have to hard code them. It would be interesting for them to 'class' change while going through the story :D.

Aerith's Knight
11-21-2008, 01:55 AM
I posted. ^__^

I actually enjoyed it. Diving into an imaginary world again. I think it's time to develop my character's past.

Kossage
11-21-2008, 02:03 AM
Must they have a weapon or is it fine to use that just to list what they are proficient with? They don't really have their own weapons. It was a mock story, I was originally going to make a version of it interactive where people who read my work could 'vote' on their class progression. As such they just have a list of weapons/armors they are proficient with and they would equip/de-equip as the votes lead them. As in most RPG's their class restricts/expands their use. Just curious if that system could translate at all or if I would have to hard code them. It would be interesting for them to 'class' change while going through the story :D.

Yeah, a list of weapon(s) they would be proficient with is enough, and it can just be a very general outline (like daggers, spears etc.). The characters don't have to carry weapons around, but the weapon field is there so that we players know what kinds of weapons the characters could use if they were given one. To give you an example, my cleric character is proficient with daggers and staffs, but she's not carrying any weapon for the time being.

Class changes or multiclassing are definitely possible. One of my characters started out as a thief but is slowly trying to become a white mage. He's still very far from that goal, but that example just shows you that multiclassing can be done. We prefer people starting out with one class at first, though, so that they don't become overpowering, but they're free to try to multiclass gradually as the story progresses. The only limit is that characters can't be jacks of all trades: if they gain additional skills and such, they must be kept in check so that they won't be god-moded. :)


I posted. ^__^

I actually enjoyed it. Diving into an imaginary world again. I think it's time to develop my character's past.

Awesome! Good to see you back! :D

ShunNakamura
11-21-2008, 04:40 AM
Yeah, a list of weapon(s) they would be proficient with is enough, and it can just be a very general outline (like daggers, spears etc.). The characters don't have to carry weapons around, but the weapon field is there so that we players know what kinds of weapons the characters could use if they were given one. To give you an example, my cleric character is proficient with daggers and staffs, but she's not carrying any weapon for the time being.
Good to hear. Yeah the list is kinda basic. But it gets complicated since I have the entire class progression mapped out(and which weapons open up when if they train as x, etc). It isn't set in stone, but it does mean I'll have to look up which ones they can use at what times.



Class changes or multiclassing are definitely possible. One of my characters started out as a thief but is slowly trying to become a white mage.
Once again good to hear and their class progression is fully mapped(I just gotta pick which way they want to go).


The only limit is that characters can't be jacks of all trades: if they gain additional skills and such, they must be kept in check so that they won't be god-moded. :)
That isn't so good to hear. One of the two is a JoaT(or rather eventually becomes one). Excels in nothing but is very flexible*. Hmm.. I'll check her class progression. The classes each of them have open vary greatly. All of her classes can't possibly be a JoaT of some kind, I hope.

And godmodding them shouldn't be hard to avoid. Being an RPG ripoff story I already spent ages balancing their classes/skills/techniques/what-have-you out. I just got to make sure they scale into tGA fine(shouldn't be hard, they are from a low fantasy setting). Plus the setting they were in called for them to be 'weak'(they weren't the heroes; more like victims).

I think I got one of them nearly profiled. Now I just have to write them 'into' the story. I.E. give them a 'birth' place(home kingdom) and the ilk and an appropriate back-story/reason for adventuring(this last shouldn't be too hard, they should be able to adventure for the same reason). Not sure what to do about the factions. Their 'factions' were always what initiated their class changes(i.e. you don't class change with levels but through questing). I might just have to dump them into their own factions. But I'll have to do some reading up and see if there is already something that is a rough fit(a quick scan said no, but I had missed the Lich after all!).

*I.E. there are two ways you can look at JoaT depending on your world view(sort of like a pessimist/optimist is it half empty/half full type deal). A JoaT is either equally good at every thing, or equally inept at everything. If you note JoaT's in a lot of RPG type games usually aren't the most picked character. It is usually the ones that 'focus' in one area or so(such as agility, etc). Well at least among people looking for the most power that is so. JoaT's are usually the fun classes. The Red Mage is usually a JoaT of some kind, as is the Blue Mage, etc.

Citizen Bleys
11-21-2008, 06:56 AM
Bleys's character Leon was a Revenant like Jemuel at one point, but Leon has since gained a fully human body (it's a long story). Anyway, undead/revenant characters are really rare, so these people are more of a exception to the rule. :p

You forgot Geraud; He's not technically dead, just sealed into the Silverbranch Tree, but he's still carrying Grady Silverbranch's spirit. That's sort of undead.

I was going to write up a blurb about Leon being freaked out by normal things like aging; he never would have experienced that as an andain or revenant.

Kossage
11-21-2008, 12:09 PM
The only limit is that characters can't be jacks of all trades: if they gain additional skills and such, they must be kept in check so that they won't be god-moded. :)
That isn't so good to hear. One of the two is a JoaT(or rather eventually becomes one). Excels in nothing but is very flexible*. Hmm.. I'll check her class progression. The classes each of them have open vary greatly. All of her classes can't possibly be a JoaT of some kind, I hope.

I guess I need to clarify. What I mean by it is that people can be sorts of jacks-of-all-trades as long as they aren't good in everything. Characters have to have flaws so that they won't dominate the battlefield or come out as Mary Sues.

What I meant by keeping their powers in check follows the way Final Fantasy has usually handled it: a Red Mage knows basic white/black magic and can fight moderately with melee weapons, but he or she can't cast high level white/black magic spells or fight as well as a trained warrior would. For example, my current Red Mage character is somewhat efficient with casting black magic, but he can't fight like a pro or cast really powerful healing spells (but he would still be better in close combat than a pure white/black mage and a better caster than a pure warrior). It's all about balancing the character to a "realistic" level. :)


Not sure what to do about the factions. Their 'factions' were always what initiated their class changes(i.e. you don't class change with levels but through questing). I might just have to dump them into their own factions. But I'll have to do some reading up and see if there is already something that is a rough fit(a quick scan said no, but I had missed the Lich after all!).

You don't have to join a faction if you don't want to. The only thing in that Faction field that is important to us is the character's home kingdom. Factions are only there in case you want to create one for yourself or if you really feel that that being a member of some faction would make things interesting. We have a few characters who aren't members of any factions and instead they're faction-free, so you can follow their example if you want. ;)


You forgot Geraud; He's not technically dead, just sealed into the Silverbranch Tree, but he's still carrying Grady Silverbranch's spirit. That's sort of undead.

I was going to write up a blurb about Leon being freaked out by normal things like aging; he never would have experienced that as an andain or revenant.

Whoops, that's true. Thanks for reminding me. :)

Yeah, it'll be interesting to hear more about Leon. I wonder how he feels now that he has a loving wife and a baby girl. It's probably quite blissful compared to how much he had to suffer earlier. Although his evil mom is still around somewhere, so who knows... :p

Nic
11-27-2008, 12:12 AM
Essentially they kept the characters' ideals and worldviews etc. the same. However, the key thing they changed was that they made their characters fully human/dwarf/elf and made the characters mentally unstable. Some characters thought they were reincarnated gods and whatnot even though they were just plain crazy.
We've also had a few uh...other races. Talking bunnies, jaguars, dogs...caravans...

Paul's character Jumahn is actually from an awesome short story Paul's dad wrote yeeeears ago. Even if Paul doesn't end up RPing him, I think I will.

Kossage
11-29-2008, 07:26 PM
We've also had a few uh...other races. Talking bunnies, jaguars, dogs...caravans...

Haha, that's true. Particularly the "flirty" dog and the caravan freaked me out. It'd be nice if BoB could come back to RP his jaguar character, though. ;)

Well, at least we'll have Bleys's Scuns (http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/showpost.php?p=12553&postcount=17). :D

Nic
12-03-2008, 02:30 AM
Having BoB back would definitely be cool. ;{

Aerith's Knight
12-03-2008, 02:48 AM
I just saw Del's cowboy. xD

Now I know where the hat came from. :p

Kossage
12-03-2008, 10:51 PM
Yeah, and Del has also RPed a painter. I still remember the Carpie incident. Good times. xD

Aerith's Knight
12-03-2008, 11:04 PM
I missed all the good stuff. T__T

Now no one is left.

Del Murder
12-03-2008, 11:07 PM
I encourage someone to take up the helm of Buck Ryder and continue on his legacy. Make sure there is plenty of man lovin'.

Kossage
12-05-2008, 09:26 PM
I missed all the good stuff. T__T

Well, almost every "generation" of tGA has said that the stuff prior to them joining was the best. Some liked the Ofuchi stuff, some preferred the rampage of Kagetsu and Arawn, and others liked the Yamato-centered invasion stuff.

We can create new good stuff. It's all up to us players how we want it to play out, after all. :)


I encourage someone to take up the helm of Buck Ryder and continue on his legacy.

Or maybe you could come back and RP him? ;)

Nic
12-10-2008, 08:19 AM
I think it might help morale if, y'know, the OWNER might come back once in a while. :p *slaps Raist*

Kossage
12-13-2008, 05:31 PM
We've just started a new chapter (http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/showthread.php?t=578), so it's even easier to jump in now. ;)

The Last Oath
12-13-2008, 06:31 PM
ill join tomorrow.

do i have to make an account on that website too?

Kossage
12-13-2008, 06:34 PM
do i have to make an account on that website too?

Yes.

Also, welcome. :)

Nic
12-15-2008, 07:54 AM
Yay, a fresh face. :) I hope our convoluted storyline isn't too confusing, but you can always ask one of us to summarize stuff if you want.

Kossage
12-16-2008, 06:57 PM
What Nic said, although it is possible to RP a character who is totally clueless and does not know much about the world. In fact, one of my NPCs is such a character, and so far he's been doing alright even if he has been annoying Aerith's Knight's player character every once in a while. ;)

And one can always take a look at the practical jokes (http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/showpost.php?p=12716&postcount=7) that Bleys makes his characters live through, too. :p

ShunNakamura
12-18-2008, 07:05 AM
Hmm... I could have sworn I say a 'tech' level type information somewhere but can't seem to find it now.

But as I was writing up miss JoAT I noticed that her being a chemist of sorts really means I have to know roughly the tech level. After all most of her weapons are 'concocted' for the most part(poisons are of course a given, but I don't think those will raise any eyebrows).

Anyhow how would fantasy versions of the following be viewed?
Greek Fire(674 AD) - Yea or Nay?
Fire-Lances(901-1000 AD) - Yea or Nay?
Grenade-Pots*(717-1044 AD) - Yea or Nay?
*Clay pots filled with Greek Fire(717 I hear) and eventually an early version of gunpowder(saltpeter(40-70% of the mixture) and equal parts sulfur and charcoal if memory serves). Very Very dangerous to the person using it.

And just for fun since they would be entertaining distractions if not useful weapons.
Fireworks/Fire Arrows**(960-1279 AD) - Yea or Nay?
**Note: Early fire works weren't necessarily 'rocket' types. They could be more of the firecracker type from what I have read. Though the rocket type(called a fire arrow if memory serves) apparently showed up as early as 1045 AD. And they weren't exactly the most useful weapons(particularly at first... they mainly served to scare people. Sort of like the Byzantines used Greek Fire. That weapon was terrifying and would demoralize the opposing army before the fight even began).


Also are their gnomes? Just curious sense her background currently states she learned the concoctions from a gnome who owed her father a favor(and was told using the knowledge would be taboo and would likely make most gnomes distrust her(as well as other races if they found out how inhumane it was(particularly the fantasy Greek fire... that is an awful way to die)). And teaching it would really not be a good idea). It could probably easily be changed to a dwarf. It is only mentioned in passing and isn't really important(heck for all she knows he was pulling her leg and it isn't taboo at all).

Kossage
12-18-2008, 03:50 PM
Raistlin (if he was around xD) is really the ultimate authority as far as tGA world and its technology goes, but here's what some players and I have come up with:

tGA is set in a Medieval fantasy world. I've always envisioned it as being around 1300-1500 if we compare the technology level of our world. Players drew the line of technology at cannons (at least Ravensworth and pirate ships have those). Early pistols might exist at tGA as well, but those would be really, really crude and would malfunction easily, and they certainly wouldn't be mass-produced (not to mention making them would be expensive and difficult).

However, there is actually some advanced technology, but it is well-guarded and kept secret. It serves as an important subplot: the mages of Alent have recently discovered technology from an ancient, extinct race and are trying to unravel the mysteries of that technology in order to build airships (think steam punk sort of stuff). So far they've failed, but depending on where the story goes, things might change (and new threats might emerge).

As for your examples, I think it's ok. We haven't really used Greek fire or any of those things you mentioned in our RPs, but their existence is certainly possible (they existed in real world, so why not at tGA too?). I think that the only thing one has to keep in mind is that the majority of the world would not have seen such weapons being used, so those weapons would not be wide-spread at least. I don't know if the demons know of such technology, though, but I think it could be possible, because their clans have been fighting against each other for millennia before they arrived in the tGA world and thus would be well versed in the art of war. Anyway, I think introducing those tactical weapons could spice the story up as long as it is kept in check.

However, if you want to be absolutely certain, you could always ask Raistlin, but as far as I'm concerned, I think your suggestions sound fine as long as you won't be god-moding those weapons.


Also are their gnomes? Just curious sense her background currently states she learned the concoctions from a gnome who owed her father a favor(and was told using the knowledge would be taboo and would likely make most gnomes distrust her(as well as other races if they found out how inhumane it was(particularly the fantasy Greek fire... that is an awful way to die)). And teaching it would really not be a good idea). It could probably easily be changed to a dwarf. It is only mentioned in passing and isn't really important(heck for all she knows he was pulling her leg and it isn't taboo at all).

I don't think we've ever had gnomes in the story. Our dwarves are basically the inventor types, so I think it would be easy to just switch the gnomes with dwarves as far as that backstory goes. It is certainly possible that there is some isolated dwarven faction that has developed such weapons in secret, so feel free to go with your idea. :)

Raistlin
12-18-2008, 05:42 PM
You guys are running this RP, so feel free to make the rules however you want.

What you said is pretty consistent with how we've handled technology in the past. Except for that brief period of Gundams and lasers (I wish I was kidding).

ShunNakamura
12-19-2008, 03:42 AM
What you said is pretty consistent with how we've handled technology in the past. Except for that brief period of Gundams and lasers (I wish I was kidding).
Do I really want to know... or is it not sanity safe(I need to preserve what little of it I have left!)?

I would have liked to play a Norris in that case!




tGA is set in a Medieval fantasy world. I've always envisioned it as being around 1300-1500 if we compare the technology level of our world.
Hmm... I don't think anything in her ability set would break late 1400's. And most won't break the 1300's I don't think.

Truthfully it was that fireworks, particularly the propelled kind and grenade-pots that I was really iffy on. Despite their early date a lot of people don't seem to like them in fantasy works. I just added the others to get more detailed input.

the mages of Alent have recently discovered technology from an ancient, extinct race and are trying to unravel the mysteries of that technology in order to build airships (think steam punk sort of stuff). So far they've failed, but depending on where the story goes, things might change (and new threats might emerge).
That might actually give the rocket propelled fireworks some kind of use/give her a reason to make them(currently she doesn't bother, what is the point?)!


I don't think we've ever had gnomes in the story. Our dwarves are basically the inventor types, so I think it would be easy to just switch the gnomes with dwarves as far as that backstory goes.
I thought about that as well. But didn't want to include it as a default, just incase your dwarfs are not the type to invent that way. In a lot of fantasy settings both dwarfs and gnomes are inventor types. It is the way they invent that usually differs(from what I have read). Dwarfs seem to invent out of need in an area that other races would just work around(ie. they want a siege ram protected from arrows. Many races would just put a canopy type roof over it(like humans did in our history). Dwarves though would make a friggin tank(most likely steam powered) or something similar).

Basically it seems when inventing the Dwarfs always ask 'why'. Why do we need to make this? If there is no need than it is a waste of resources. Gnomes though tend to be a bit... eccentric. They invent just to prove they can. For example between gnomes and dwarfs I would say gnomes are more likely to make flying contraptions(though any race would do so if they 'needed' a flying machine for something. Though I don't doubt the gnome one, in comparison, would be filled with a bunch of useless features just cause they could fill it with said features).

The example with Greek Fire. Why would society full of mages need a flame throwing type weapon? Mages can do the same thing far safer and far more efficiently(though I don't think mage fire is usually exempted from being put out by water so that is a advantage, but it is a dangerous one). As such, such an invention would likely be made, and then promptly tossed to the side as an interesting curiosity or taboo due to the amount of danger it poised to the people playing/inventing/refining it.


However, nothing says Dwarfs have to fit that. Just that is the reason 'Gnome' sprung to my mind first and whilst I would be careful of calling it a dwarf in an established when I don't know much about those dwarfs.


so feel free to go with your idea.
Yay, now if only I can finish her ability sheet and then write her profile. I just had to go and get fancy :/.

Kossage
12-19-2008, 03:03 PM
What you said is pretty consistent with how we've handled technology in the past.

That's good to hear. So, will we be seeing your fundie character in the RP anytime soon? ;)


Basically it seems when inventing the Dwarfs always ask 'why'. Why do we need to make this? If there is no need than it is a waste of resources. Gnomes though tend to be a bit... eccentric. They invent just to prove they can.

If this really troubles you, we can easily solve this. Although most dwarves would certainly be "pragmatic thinkers" as you mentioned, it's possible that there are some dwarves who are eccentric. So, maybe your character happened to meet an outcast faction of eccentric dwarves and learned stuff from them? It would also neatly explain why other dwarves would shun your character for using such "pointless" techniques and such (because the dwarves wouldn't consider their eccentric brethren kindly).


The example with Greek Fire. Why would society full of mages need a flame throwing type weapon? Mages can do the same thing far safer and far more efficiently(though I don't think mage fire is usually exempted from being put out by water so that is a advantage, but it is a dangerous one). As such, such an invention would likely be made, and then promptly tossed to the side as an interesting curiosity or taboo due to the amount of danger it poised to the people playing/inventing/refining it.

Yeah, you have a point, but I think that there can certainly be areas where there are few if any mages (maybe they just don't have the "gift" or maybe superstition prevents anyone with such talents to live long enough without being lynched), so in such areas people might actually find Greek fire and other effective weapons useful (at least until they found mages to do the job). For example, the pseudo-Arabic warrior tribes who live in and around the desert city of Vanna (in Southern Libaterra) have traditionally had few mages at their disposal, so they might've tried to develop weapons like that which could be used for counterattack if an army of mages tried to invade their homeland etc. :p

ShunNakamura
12-19-2008, 04:31 PM
If this really troubles you, we can easily solve this.
Not so much 'troublesome', I just don't want to be 'rude' and 'forcefully' redefine, say how 'dwarfs' think :D. Better to err on the side of caution and take things slow. And besides being just a small fyi back story bit, it wasn't overly important(As long as the ability is balanced who cares who she learned it from? From my point of view the flying spaghetti monster is just as acceptible as gnomes... it doesn't matter as long as she had a teacher(even human or elven would be fine)).



For example, the pseudo-Arabic warrior tribes who live in and around the desert city of Vanna (in Southern Libaterra) have traditionally had few mages at their disposal, so they might've tried to develop weapons like that which could be used for counterattack if an army of mages tried to invade their homeland etc. :p
Oh... wow... that is kinda uncanny. My character's last name has arabic roots. And her names for the tech she uses are derived from the Persian-English Dictionary I got my hands on.


However, I think you may need to look at how useful these weapons would be against a mage. All it takes is a single misplaced spark and any garrison with this stuff in it is gone in a blaze of not so great glory. Or a single apprentice mage who can conjure fire at a distance. Once the mages noticed that flaw, it would be game over. My character is quite terrified of mages for that very reason(even to the point that she is studying 'anti-magic' i.e. ways to suppress/disable magic. Her brother is her guinea pig). Of course... perhaps mages in tGA can't conjure a flame inside a sealed container? That would make this tech a bit safer... at least against enemy mages. Sometimes fantasy mages can sometimes they can't.



And just to continue creating conversation. Is this medieval society like ours in which it views left-handed people as a sign of 'the devil'/something to be feared? Not overly important but if that is the case people fighting left handed would be rare. Which would give left-handed fighters a nature advantage(trust me, defending and attacking against a left handed fighter/wrestler is just different and can really throw a person for a loop if they aren't experienced).

Kossage
12-19-2008, 08:04 PM
Not so much 'troublesome', I just don't want to be 'rude' and 'forcefully' redefine, say how 'dwarfs' think :D

Well, it never hurts to ask and be curious, so don't worry. As far as tGA goes, though, players are free to introduce stuff as long as it doesn't go into god-moding. After all, Councillors (admins) shouldn't be the only ones to dictate the direction of the story: we actually prefer if players don't rely on Council to direct the story all the time. So, if someone wants to create a new faction or new villains etc., they're free to do so.

We've never really used dwarves as main characters (there have been very few dwarven player characters in the story; the most common class has been male human fighter xD), so I think it's alright if you want to flesh them out. :)


Of course... perhaps mages in tGA can't conjure a flame inside a sealed container?

I don't think we've ever defined whether mages can do that particular thing or not, but I suppose it might vary between what level the mage is. So, a rookie mage probably couldn't, but an archmage could do that easily. But I'll leave it up to players to decide: I think we've only established mages as people who can't god-mode their powers and that they need to rest after casting a few spells (and thus they'd have to plan a strategy when and where to cast spells and how powerful spells they can use).


Is this medieval society like ours in which it views left-handed people as a sign of 'the devil'/something to be feared? Not overly important but if that is the case people fighting left handed would be rare. Which would give left-handed fighters a nature advantage(trust me, defending and attacking against a left handed fighter/wrestler is just different and can really throw a person for a loop if they aren't experienced).

If you want my opinion, I think it'd be something like that: the less educated commoners would be in awe of such people or fear them, just like they would be if they met someone with powerful magic, whereas more educated people like nobles and mages wouldn't care (unless their religion or beliefs or whatever said that left-handed people are evil etc). Most characters have been right-handed but there have occasionally been left-handed people and even warriors who could use either hand in battle.

However, I don't think we've ever defined that, so feel free to go with that wherever you want. That's what tGA is about: collaborative writing. ;)

ShunNakamura
12-19-2008, 09:12 PM
Well, it never hurts to ask and be curious, so don't worry. As far as tGA goes, though, players are free to introduce stuff as long as it doesn't go into god-moding. After all, Councillors (admins) shouldn't be the only ones to dictate the direction of the story: we actually prefer if players don't rely on Council to direct the story all the time. So, if someone wants to create a new faction or new villains etc., they're free to do so.
Yup, my questions are sort of of the community, but I figure since you are conveniently answer whatever I ask that I will just throw them at you. I figure you have a fair idea of how the community has used such. I don't want divert too strongly too fast... Even if I later decide to make a sharp turn at least there will have been build up to it rather than just *plop* and leaving everyone wondering just WHERE that came from.



We've never really used dwarves as main characters (there have been very few dwarven player characters in the story; the most common class has been male human fighter xD), so I think it's alright if you want to flesh them out. :)
Hmm.. even if I do mention her teacher it won't go as much fleshing out unless things contrive against her(ie. she is forced to teach one of the taboos to an outsider). At which point he would be a direct antagonist against my characters... what with him trying to assassinate her and all. And I really don't know how she would survive that. A miracle perhaps? Note: he got away with teaching her(an outsider) because he KILLED his teacher(the teacher is the one who kills the student if they breach the conduct).


I don't think we've ever defined whether mages can do that particular thing or not, but I suppose it might vary between what level the mage is. So, a rookie mage probably couldn't, but an archmage could do that easily.
Hmm.. so she still has reason to be studying anti-magic. Good. I have always wanted to flesh that out.



If you want my opinion, I think it'd be something like that: the less educated commoners would be in awe of such people or fear them, just like they would be if they met someone with powerful magic, whereas more educated people like nobles and mages wouldn't care (unless their religion or beliefs or whatever said that left-handed people are evil etc).
Yup, that is about the way I was thinking(though it is more than just his left-handedness that does this. It is the whole package of said individual... that and the grunting, growling and roaring probably doesn't help).


However, I don't think we've ever defined that, so feel free to go with that wherever you want. That's what tGA is about: collaborative writing. ;)
Master of questions, be I!


Though it appears that at this time I have run out of them. Darn... I like asking questions. I know! Why am I asking so many questions? To bump the thread while not spamming! Ok that isn't the 'real' reason. Though it does have that nice benefit:love:.


P.s. Got tired of typing the color code in... or rather I got tired from shoveling snow and am now being lazy.

Kossage
12-20-2008, 11:36 AM
Yup, my questions are sort of of the community, but I figure since you are conveniently answer whatever I ask that I will just throw them at you. I figure you have a fair idea of how the community has used such. I don't want divert too strongly too fast... Even if I later decide to make a sharp turn at least there will have been build up to it rather than just *plop* and leaving everyone wondering just WHERE that came from.

Well, this thread is aimed for questions about tGA RP among other things, so definitely feel free to ask questions whenever you think of something. Maybe these answers will be of use to other people as well who might have similar questions in mind. Usually my answer will be "Sure, go ahead with that idea" (as you've probably noticed by now xD), because we don't really want to have too strict rules on characters and storyline (after all, it won't be as much fun if only one or two people dictate the story; it's much more awesome and more surprising when everyone contributes to it).

The background of the story of tGA is there for those who are interested in that stuff, but it isn't necessary to know much about the world of the RP before entering. Even if someone wrote something that seems to be in conflict with what has happened earlier, it's usually relatively easy for other players to retcon that into the story somehow, so it's not necessary to remember every detail or even bother learning all the history and whatnot. That sort of retconning is basically what we've been doing these past few years. :)


Yup, that is about the way I was thinking(though it is more than just his left-handedness that does this. It is the whole package of said individual... that and the grunting, growling and roaring probably doesn't help).

Yeah, the more quirks the characters have, the more likely it will be that villagers and townspeople etc. will be afraid of them or get curious of what all that quirkiness is about. :p

Nic
12-24-2008, 08:33 AM
After all, Councillors (admins) shouldn't be the only ones to dictate the direction of the story: we actually prefer if players don't rely on Council to direct the story all the time.
I think that's why this arc of the story has been going so well (in my opinion, anyway). We've had a lot of people contributing their own ideas, and building on others...I'm pretty pleased with how much the Blood Fever stuff has been fleshed out between all of our posts.

As far as the anti-magic thing goes, I think it'd fit in great, especially in Libaterra. Alent wasn't always a magicracy (and it wasn't always Alent, for that matter xD) and I would imagine that there are people that ain't happy about their city being taken over by a bunch of sissy mages. We've done anti-elf, anti-Yamation, why not anti-mage?

Kossage
12-26-2008, 02:17 PM
As far as the anti-magic thing goes, I think it'd fit in great, especially in Libaterra. Alent wasn't always a magicracy (and it wasn't always Alent, for that matter xD) and I would imagine that there are people that ain't happy about their city being taken over by a bunch of sissy mages. We've done anti-elf, anti-Yamation, why not anti-mage?

Yeah, I agree. We haven't had a proper mage war in the story, and it's always fun to play with people's prejudices. :p

Nic
01-23-2009, 05:32 AM
New chapter up again~

Chibi Youkai
01-23-2009, 01:01 PM
I think I joined tGA at one point, but never posted. If it weren't for the oh so lovely hours I work, I'd try again, and actually post this time.

Aerith's Knight
01-23-2009, 01:12 PM
If only..

Dignified Pauper
01-23-2009, 05:59 PM
Just don't drop the soap if you join in!

Aerith's Knight
01-23-2009, 06:40 PM
Or you'll get pummeled with ass fire. :p

Nic
01-23-2009, 09:24 PM
You'll probably get pummeled by assfire anyway. o_o

I'm too lazy to edit the original post righ now, but we're now on Chapter 4. We're finally moving on to a new area (a small group is off to rescue our kidnapped king and dealing with fearsome creatures such as the all-powerful Soap, *cough* while the larger group is off to join in the war going on in Maar Sul), so it wouldn't be too hard to jump in.

Kossage
01-25-2009, 05:08 PM
[HERE] (http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/showthread.php?t=582) is the link to the current RP chapter for those of you who are interested.

If you want to join the RP but are worried how you might fit into the story, don't worry. You don't have to have any prior knowledge of the plot in order to RP; you just need to post a profile in the Profiles thread and get your profile approved, and then you're ready to go. ;)

We tend to structure the plot so that people can just hop in at any time with little to no knowledge of what's going on. FAQ, Rules and Profiles threads are useful to read through, though, and links to those threads can be found on the first page of this thread.

If the plot or something else seems confusing, you can always PM/IM me or Nic or just post your questions in this invitation thread. That's what we're here for. :)


I think I joined tGA at one point, but never posted. If it weren't for the oh so lovely hours I work, I'd try again, and actually post this time.

We still have the thread where you posted your character profile, and I liked the ideas you had for your character. It would've been interesting to see her in the RP. This time around we don't have Innate Abilities, though, so it's even easier to make a character profile nowadays.

I'm sorry to hear about your busy schedule, but I'm glad you had the time to at least post in this thread. It's always nice to hear from earlier members. :)

Cloud Strife-78-
01-26-2009, 04:51 PM
I've only been to The chat room once.

Nic
01-30-2009, 07:40 AM
Okay, I finally got around to editing the first post a bit. ._.

Also, CALLING ALL PAST AND PRESENT MEMBERS! Bleys came up with the great idea to start a tGA wiki, since we have such an insane amount of history at tGA. If anyone has any ideas for this, or would like to participate, get ahold of me/Koss/Bleys.

Aerith's Knight
01-30-2009, 07:55 AM
That means you BoB.

Nic
02-02-2009, 07:38 AM
Whee. New home in the RP forums. x)

Kossage
02-05-2009, 12:10 AM
And the [wiki] (http://www.thegamersalliance.net/w/Main_Page) is now online, so feel free to check it out. It's still work-in-progress, of course, but quite a few articles have shown up there already. :D

Dignified Pauper
02-05-2009, 02:34 PM
I'm too lazy right now to update the wiki. That, and I can barely remember how to update it.

ShunNakamura
02-05-2009, 04:10 PM
The Wiki Portraits are a bit fugly when blown up that large.

A bit of editing could make them look a lot better
http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/2020/tshyralisnk2.png<img src=http://www.thegamersalliance.net/wiki/images/9/93/Shyr.gif width=200px height=180px>

I got a bit of glow and parts that I didn't clean right left yet AND I over messed up on the cut since I did it quickly(dunno if it is easy to spot or not though). In addition I didn't play with the enlarging settings much, I could probably get a better result with a bit of effort(a couple minute hack job really doesn't give you much time to fiddle). Currently it is a bit pixel-y in parts. I probably had the definition settings too high.

Anyhow, before I can do anything I first have to figure out how images and wiki work. I don't normally edit Wiki's and when I do I have never used images before. If I scare up some free time that I want to spend playing with photoshop I'll try to do some of the others as well if ya'll like. After all I can't do much else for the wiki at the time being.

Aerith's Knight
02-05-2009, 06:47 PM
If you teach me how to do it, I could probably help you when I get some time.

Nic
02-05-2009, 08:34 PM
I'm personally not too worried about it, but if you're interested in doing it, sure. The images can be used at their normal size, it just makes the infobox look a bit...odd. xD

ShunNakamura
02-05-2009, 09:21 PM
If you teach me how to do it, I could probably help you when I get some time.

Well the touching up is just simple 'rendering' touch up. Use the smudge brush to get rid of the jagged edges and then pen tool to cut it off(to get rid of the glow/fuzz). The pen tool helps give it the natural curves.


However, that is just me being ocd on the image. The real strength comes from the fact that the Genuine Fractals plug-in is infinitely better at 'blowing' images up than the wiki software apparently is. Hmm.. I suppose I could just blow them all up with fractals real quick like. I think version 5 can be automated to handle a batch at a time. So all I need to do is download all the images into one folder and I can blow them all up at once.

I'll play with the settings first to see if I can get a 'better' result.



It won't really take all that long if I can automate Fractals. That software can take forever if you do them one by one. The smudging/cutting is a real quick process.

Nic
02-08-2009, 01:00 PM
Wiki stuff seems to be progressing smoothly, for the most part. I made a new skin that matches tGA, and it's a lot easier on the eyes imo. As far as the images go...for now, we're just using the ones Spat resized in photoshop.

Annnnd it looks like we'll be starting a new chapter very soon, once I get to talk to Koss about what needs to go in the opening post. Good time for any new members to join in!

Kossage
02-12-2009, 11:24 PM
A new chapter has been posted. (http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/showthread.php?t=612) :)

Nic
02-28-2009, 10:21 PM
I kinda wanna start a side RP. o_o There anyone who'd be interested in something more...bloody? xD

Nic
03-10-2009, 09:35 PM
Updated the first post with more information on the actual RP, since all we really had before was info on the tGA site itself. Added:

In a universe where humans, elves, dwarves, gods and demons once existed peacefully, everything is slowly but surely unraveling. With the God of Order and the God of Chaos both dead, the remaining gods have scattered and abandoned their people. The Godslayer, bringer of the Cataclysm that shattered the continents and stole the innate magics of the people, lies dormant in this age of isolation. The demons, unleashed upon the material world, seek to conquer this new land and reign supreme over their fellow demons. The elves have fallen victim to a gruesome, deadly plague. The humans, feeling lost and abandoned, struggle amongst themselves to protect their homelands and find their place in this new, brutal world. Countless games of deception are being played in every circle.

The Grand Alliance has risen once more as a candle in the darkness, but traitors lie in wait even in these noble ranks. The Crimson Coalition appears to counter the Alliance with its own goals and motives. Both sides feel their causes are just, both sides are ready to battle to oblivion if necessary. And yet, divided, they don't stand a chance against the massive demon hordes. Can they come together to defeat this threat? Or will darkness triumph over all?

Dignified Pauper
03-13-2009, 11:45 PM
What are you people waiting fer?

Aerith's Knight
03-14-2009, 04:29 PM
Nic knows what I'm waiting fer.

Nic
03-15-2009, 03:22 AM
Hawt elf sex?

Er.

I mean um.

Oh, I forget.

Kossage
03-26-2009, 02:55 AM
A new chapter has been posted! (http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/showthread.php?t=619)

Gods smacking each other, people having hot threesomes on a ship, an idiot (read: Scun) petting an angry wolf... come and join the fun. :D

Anyway, this is a good time to join in if any of you have been thinking about it. The heroes are currently sailing to a faraway land, so it's easy to introduce a new character as a member of the crew. :)

Dignified Pauper
03-26-2009, 12:45 PM
come one, come all, dylas rin theron is taking supporters!

Nic
03-29-2009, 03:34 AM
And a crazy priest wants you to come taste his...uh, secret ingredient? ;)

Updated the first post with the new chapter. Sorry, I'm slow.

Aerith's Knight
03-29-2009, 04:51 AM
Hot threesome(the good kind) in the making? :p

Read more on tga.

Nic
04-02-2009, 03:54 AM
I think maybe it's time for another threesome. The whole ship thing is almost as bad as a carriage ride. :|

Kossage
04-04-2009, 07:17 PM
I think maybe it's time for another threesome. The whole ship thing is almost as bad as a carriage ride. :|

Be careful what you wish for. (http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/showpost.php?p=14156&postcount=23) ;)

The group is about to reach a faux-Arabic city in the middle of the desert and plan to restore an exiled prince to the throne. Will the heroes succeed in this daring mission? Come and find out. :D

Nic
04-29-2009, 10:29 PM
...And now we just finished a battle against a giant bunny, Plushiebunny.

Did I mention we have zombies now?

Kossage
05-02-2009, 06:29 PM
And now we have a new chapter (http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/showthread.php?t=635) too.

Come and join Bishop Arbriel Conrad's (http://www.thegamersalliance.net/w/Arbriel_Conrad) congregation. He'll give you an everlasting (un)life once you've donated some of your flesh for the zombies good cause. :)

Dignified Pauper
05-03-2009, 04:38 AM
Zombie Apocalypse ftw!

Nic
05-07-2009, 10:01 PM
Updated the first post again, dammit. :P

And yes, zombie apocalypse ftw. :}

Kossage
06-18-2009, 01:29 AM
A new chapter is here. (http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/showthread.php?t=645)

Zombie apocalypse, wars in the desert, perilous journeys, triangle dramas... what's next? Come and check it out. :D

Nic
04-12-2010, 09:32 PM
We're alive(ish) again, dammit.

And a few of our older members have recently returned, so now would be a great time to jump in. :)

Aerith's Knight
04-25-2010, 02:10 PM
Now means now, people.

Matthew
05-11-2010, 03:03 AM
I just want Raisty back.

Matthew
05-11-2010, 04:36 AM
As a former councilor, they let me have 15 characters and do whatever I want!

Aerith's Knight
05-11-2010, 06:41 PM
Only because you forget about 7 of them at all times.

Matthew
05-11-2010, 06:56 PM
I actually have a plan for everything. Only reason I stopped posting last night was because if I did anything else it would screw with the pacing.

Join tGA! Now with a talking, fancy Lindworm.

Kossage
05-23-2010, 03:00 PM
It's time for a new chapter! (http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/showthread.php?t=667)

Things are heating up as various villains and heroes make their moves. Will the city of Vanna fall to the bloodthirsty demon horde? Can a group of rag-tag heroes save a noble damsel in distress? Will the assassins succeed in killing the most powerful mage in the world? Will BoB the Jaguar make a surprise cameo? Come and see for yourself. ;)

Matthew
05-24-2010, 09:07 PM
Keep fuckin' that chicken!

Loony BoB
05-25-2010, 01:00 PM
BoB the jaguar is currently out of synch with the universe however it is possible that he will return in the future, as I have a week off at the end of June, July and August.

See, if tGA merged with EoFF we'd have a funky RPG and you'd get more activity. But noooooooooo. >=|

Aerith's Knight
05-25-2010, 01:30 PM
BoB the jaguar is currently out of synch with the universe however it is possible that he will return in the future, as I have a week off at the end of June, July and August.

See, if tGA merged with EoFF we'd have a funky RPG and you'd get more activity. But noooooooooo. >=|

I have lobbied this in the past, but to no avail.

Matthew
05-25-2010, 08:54 PM
We'd just get spammed and be at the maniacal whim of the administrators.

Aerith's Knight
05-26-2010, 01:58 AM
That's true. I wouldn't want Psy in all that.

Matthew
05-26-2010, 03:32 AM
A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man.

Kossage
05-26-2010, 11:29 AM
That's true. I wouldn't want Psy in all that.

Speaking of Psy, he has actually posted at tGA back when we had the .com board. He and a few of his pals (who had some hilarious nicknames) participated in a side quest known as "The Quest to Slay Yamaneko". :p

Dignified Pauper
05-26-2010, 03:09 PM
Sidequest? Wasn't that the main thread of the story?

Kossage
05-26-2010, 05:55 PM
Nope. It was a separate thread in the Quest forum. The main plot was in the Crossroads forum, and Psy's group only posted in Quest. ;)

Aerith's Knight
05-27-2010, 02:35 AM
Why am I not surprised? :rolleyes:

theundeadhero
05-27-2010, 04:59 AM
I had such great plans for Jenny and her pig Sam. They were off on their own but it would all tie into the story line and everything would have been beautiful. That was so long ago :wimper:

Jiro
05-27-2010, 05:57 AM
One day I will use the account I registered. One day.

Matthew
05-27-2010, 06:20 AM
One day I will use the account I registered. One day.

I see you browsing the site. :eek:

Jiro
05-27-2010, 11:42 AM
I like to read what you guys have, it's really great!

But then I go... "how could I add to this without ruining it? :("

I have no answer...yet. When I have some more free time I will gtfover there, immerse myself in your lore and then pretend I've roleplayed before.

Matthew
05-27-2010, 12:06 PM
There's nothing to it. I'm barely literate. I have no idea what anyone is saying ever, I just mash the keyboard with my arthritic fists, screaming, and things are birthed.

Jiro
05-27-2010, 12:36 PM
qwofeodoe, nhmASOAAOLMlAlmahnvn vcv;kmnb ada;ik h ijcs[l;kfadns[las h

Things being birthed is quite fun. Though I think I just destroyed the keyboard on my laptop. Whoops :monster:

As soon as I have time, I'll get my ass over to tGA and start postin'.

Kossage
05-27-2010, 12:37 PM
I had such great plans for Jenny and her pig Sam. They were off on their own but it would all tie into the story line and everything would have been beautiful. That was so long ago :wimper:

You can reintroduce Sam and Jenny to the story if you want. We haven't seen them since the adventures in Remon, but they could've joined Ax's Blades of Vigilance.

You already have the profile ready for Sam so you could just have them be in Vanna and help the heroes defend it? No background reading required; just that a group of heroes protect a desert city from a huge demon army. ;)


I like to read what you guys have, it's really great!

But then I go... "how could I add to this without ruining it? :("

I have no answer...yet. When I have some more free time I will gtfover there, immerse myself in your lore and then pretend I've roleplayed before.

The posts don't have to be insightful or anything; all you need is just to RP your character the way your character would act and interact with others when you feel comfortable. Think of it as creative writing except that others are helping out. And don't worry about "ruining" anything. The point is to have fun and tell a story that others might like to read, so the posts don't have to be masterpieces of literature. :p

If you've already read the FAQ and Rules threads, all you really need to check out is the World Map (http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/showthread.php?t=554) (to get a feel of the world) and the first post in the New State of the World (http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/showthread.php?t=544) thread (to get a quick grasp of the setting). After that you'll just have to post a profile in the Profiles thread, and you're set. No other lore reading is required unless you really feel like checking the wiki out for whatever reason. :)

Right now the main plot is about a group of heroes helping the desert tribes defend the desert city of Vanna from demons. You could easily introduce your character in the city (maybe he/she could be a traveller like Eternal Essence's character or a hired mercenary like Dark Messenger's character, or something else). That way you'd instantly get into the main plot and you could gradually get to know the other heroes when you feel like it.

And you can always ask for more info if things look confusing. That's what we're here for. :D

Matthew
05-28-2010, 10:39 AM
Time Travel!

Matthew
06-02-2010, 04:42 AM
Refan and Jono's Bogus Journey - The Gamer's Alliance ORPG (http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/showthread.php?p=15058#post15058)

BoB, Raistlin and Agarwaen make appearances during Refan and Jono's Bogus Journey.

Kossage
06-02-2010, 04:51 PM
Speaking of cameos, I have an urge to include cameos of John McCain and Edward Cullen in the story at some point. We've already had funny scenes with Mel Gibson and Mikhail Gorbachev among others, so... :p

Matthew
06-03-2010, 05:21 AM
I'm happy to finally bring back these pirate weirdos.

Kossage
06-05-2010, 01:38 PM
Speaking of pirates, I miss Rhyn Suzume. It's been a while since we've seen that lovable Jack Sparrow wannabe in the story. :(

Matthew
06-06-2010, 06:43 AM
Captain Murphy is better than every other pirate ever!

Kossage
06-07-2010, 06:17 PM
In that case I look forward to reading more about the esteemed Captain Murphy and his fine vessel, the Law. Maybe we'll get to read more about the fine dwarven detective Fel at some point, too?

Christmas
06-30-2010, 03:58 PM
I kinda like it but I am not really good at making long epic background. I usually try to work on the background as the story goes!:bigsmile:

Kossage
07-01-2010, 04:19 PM
It'd be awesome if you joined our merry band of heroes, Christmas! We've had lots of EoFFers RP in the story, and I'd be happy to see you around too! :love:

You don't have to have a detailed background for your character. Check Ragnar's profile (http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/showpost.php?p=14714&postcount=41), for instance. As you can see, the background info isn't lengthy but it still manages to get the point across.

In case the actual world of the RP or its cast of characters bother you, you can simply create an amnesiac character (which is a good way to get to gradually know a character's past, and some people have used that approach) or alternatively you can write about some wandering hero/heroine with no specific goal and/or background. And yes, you can work on the character's background as the story goes on. That's what I've done with my character Refan. He started out as a somewhat mysterious thief but I gradually revealed more of his background while he had adventures with other heroes.

Maybe your background could be something like this: "[Insert character name here] was born in a quiet town. S/he got bored of her/his life and one day left the hometown to travel around the world and meet new people." It doesn't have to be anything more complex than that, really, and you can always flesh out the character's background and stuff in your actual RP posts.

It's very easy to join in on the plot, too. Some players actually inserted their characters into whatever city most heroes were in at the time. Perhaps your character is a sword for hire or just a traveller who happens to be in the same city/area as the heroes? There doesn't have to be a reason why the character is in some city/area. S/he could simply just happen to hang around there for no special reason. It's as simple as that.

All you really need to do is read the first posts in the threads (FAQ, World Map, Rules, New State of the World) which Nic has linked to in the first post of this invitation thread. Then you can just post a profile in the Profiles thread, and once the profile is approved, you can join in on the fun. :D

You can always ask questions here or in tGA forums in case something is confusing. It'd be nice to see you around. Come and join; the power of Donald Duck compels you. :)

Christmas
07-04-2010, 03:27 PM
Do you have like you know a leveling system where older character are stronger than new character? :bigsmile:

Aerith's Knight
07-04-2010, 04:14 PM
Do you have like you know a leveling system where older character are stronger than new character? :bigsmile:

There is no godmodding in tGA, so no matter how old your character, he/she will never be able to defeat an entire army by themselves. And you can create an old character which already knows a lot, or a new character that's pretty inexperienced.

But yes, no matter what you choose, as time progresses, and crisis demands it, you will develop certain skills, as long as you don't overdo it. For example, I have three characters, one new and inexperienced, one old and powerful, and one in between. My main character also started out as a newbie and sort of weak character, but over the years has developed outside of what I originally had in mind, and developed skills that just naturally followed from the storyline.

It's tGA, it's what you make of it.

Kossage
07-04-2010, 04:43 PM
Welcome aboard! :D AK has pretty much given you the answer, but I'll elaborate a bit.

The easiest way to see tGA is as a collaborative creative writing process. In creative writing one aims at an interesting story and character interaction instead of statistical combat, and tGA is likewise a story-driven RP instead of a combat-driven RP. So, essentially tGA is not a game to be won; it's the emotional journey and growth of characters that really matters. The RP does have battles, of course, but the focus is more on the characters themselves.

It gives one a lot of freedom but it also means one has the responsibility to not overpower one's character. It'd be pretty boring if everyone had god-like powers because then any plot would be over in like 10 seconds. It's much more interesting to have flawed characters (villains, heroes, or somewhere in between) who learn new skills and how to work together to overcome great obstacles. Sometimes those obstacles can be grand like trying to save the world from an enemy army, or they can be on a smaller scale such as a triangle drama between three people who can't express their feelings properly for one another. ;)

And if at any point you think you're confused, you can always ask about stuff e.g. in the OOC thread in Crossroads or post a thread in Feedback/Help.

Christmas
07-04-2010, 04:53 PM
Oh mine, I dun know I already have an account there! Can you delete that ooChristmasoo account that I created recently? I'm so sorry and I dun even remember I actually registered to that place already! :(

Matthew
07-06-2010, 05:09 PM
I beat up a demon.

Dignified Pauper
09-05-2010, 03:57 PM
Hey, invites are always still open. We look forward to your great characters you're bound to add in.... ALSO, I posted an update with my characters!!! Time to check back in against those demons!

Kossage
09-21-2010, 06:15 PM
There's also a fun rescue operation going on in a gluttonous villain's lair. Can the heroes defeat the crime lord's badass cutthroats and save a damsel in distress? Come and find out. ;)

Aerith's Knight
01-08-2011, 04:33 PM
Everyone, a great jumping in point is coming up. Re-animating the EoFF roleplay forum may be impossible. But this is still going strong.

Just imagine, you can be an evil character and basically bitchslap me around.

Kossage
05-13-2011, 02:05 AM
A new chapter (http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/showthread.php?t=693) has been posted, so now is a good time to jump in if any of you are interested.

You don't have to know anything about previous events or characters to enter the story; it's a big world out there, after all. The first post in the chapter should be informative enough about the big events that are currently taking place, but additional information can be found in the New State of the World (http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/showthread.php?t=544) thread if needed.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. :)

Jiro
05-13-2011, 04:29 AM
Only question is how consistent do I have to be? :p I tend to go walkabout

Kossage
05-13-2011, 12:57 PM
Well, Bleys burned Mel Gibson alive in the RP, turned his hero into a sheep, had his bad guy take a dump all over :bou::bou::bou::bou: Harbour (while being chased by guards) and had his princess character stick pencils into her nose and vomit (while having a public speech), so I don't think you have anything to worry about. For every dramatic post there's always been a silly post to balance things out. :p

As long as players don't god-mode (e.g. defeating a major villain easily and alone), we're quite lax and let people RP stuff in their own way. The RP's all about telling interesting stories, making characters interact (in serious and funny ways) and, most importantly, having fun while doing it.

Jiro
05-13-2011, 01:18 PM
This time I'll try and participate then, I've been waitiing for a good chance to join in. I'll still have to wait until this time next week when all my assessment is done. D:

Kossage
06-08-2011, 09:59 PM
The story's cooking up. One group is about to enter a mysterious temple hidden deep within a jungle, and another group is about to meet the council of mages in the city of Alent. Meanwhile demons are plotting their next move from their new stronghold. What'll happen next? Come and find out: now is a good time to jump in if anyone's interested. :)

kelseystill
07-29-2011, 05:58 PM
Hi Everyone
I'm new to This forum
it is great to join this Forum, hope i'm welcome
COME JOIN!

Kossage
02-23-2012, 12:35 AM
Currently some strange developments are afoot in the story. A romantic pair investigating leads ends up in a pickle (or garlic soup, if you may) thanks to a menacing garlicmancer. And everyone's favourite Dread Garlic of Mind Control makes a reeking return. Okay, enough with the garlic related puns, I promise. Chesnek! :)