What is a text-based RPG?

  • Ready to join Post Terminus?

    Click to get started and submit your first character.

    Getting Started

Winduril

New Member
Jan 8, 2005
1,825
5
0
31
Latens
1,000✦
Exa
⏆500
Bounty
⏈0
Dahlitium
0⌯
Bigatium
0⍨
Auritium
0⍫
Vitatium
0⌭
Caelitium
0⌬
It's come to my attention people are looking at this and don't really know how a text based RPG works.

Every RPG works different, but most retain the main idea that you are creating a character and living their life (roleplaying) for them. It's the same as writing a story, but you can write together with others via AIM, MSN, or however you wish to, go solo, or use the things specific to the RPG to flesh out that story. Thus it has many various ways to create the story you want to create.

Of course, one important aspect in most RPGs is fighting, and that is in particular the reason for having statistics. Most RPers like to roleplay a fight against one another, and that's when stats become important, because they are a measure of your character's strength. However, as fun as a fight can be, it can also be completely mishandled with a form of God-moding (God-moding is the act in the RPG of makign yourself invincible) where you dodge all of your opponents move by breaking the laws of physics or use your super duper attack to win no matter what. That's why the quality of the roleplay belongs in the roleplayers: they have to be able to know when they've been outsmarted, or when they just won't win, and be able to admit it to themselves.

As players roleplay, they put their work in the volumes for each week, which is a thread entitled something like "Week 1 - Insert Classy Title Here". Within that thread are posts made by you, and the posts are your chapters. At the end of every week, I will grade the quality of the chapters accordingly, then give points as I see fit for the next week (see the bio example's stat section to see what I mean by distribute). So basically, the better you write, the more points you get. I don't want quantity to be completely unrewarded however....if you can write a lot and dedicate some hard work, I will reward accordingly. But it is important to write quality wise as well. Fights are graded outside of chapters, and a fight has a max of 100 points rather than 50, and the two of the roleplayers receive the same grade.
 

Fuzakeru

New Member
Oct 19, 2005
1,576
0
0
34
i liek leave in huose
reversesensibility.blogspot.com
Latens
1,000✦
Exa
⏆500
Bounty
⏈0
Dahlitium
0⌯
Bigatium
0⍨
Auritium
0⍫
Vitatium
0⌭
Caelitium
0⌬
Every RPG works different, but most retain the main idea that you are creating a character and living their life (roleplaying) for them. It's the same as writing a story, but you can write together with others via AIM, MSN, or however you wish to, go solo, or use the things specific to the RPG to flesh out that story. Thus it has many various ways to create the story you want to create.
Alright. What we've done ( or what our wonderful foundes and plot givers have done ) is create a new time in the Bleach universe based on ideas given in the anime/manga. Think of Seireitei in the future after choice events, wars, etc. In this world there are new captains, judges, and a new Commander to rule the Gotei.

Inside this story that has been created each of us in the RP have created our own characters ( own shinigami ) to write about living in this enviroment.

We all write about our characters growing stronger, developing mentally, and surviving through the battles, wars, and sieges Soul Society wages. Each individual character, that you create, interacts with the ones others have made.

Its more or less just writing one big story together but you soley manipulate the events of the shinigami you control.

It sounds complicated but it is a lot of fun ( or we wouldn't be driving away our free time writing so much, xD ).
 

Winduril

New Member
Jan 8, 2005
1,825
5
0
31
Latens
1,000✦
Exa
⏆500
Bounty
⏈0
Dahlitium
0⌯
Bigatium
0⍨
Auritium
0⍫
Vitatium
0⌭
Caelitium
0⌬
People who need a general rundown and overview should read this.

Sophia Seed said:
I realize you are new, but all questions concerning how to play, work, and how the RPG runs should be directed to the Campus Dormitories.

But here is the basic run down.

This RPG exists quite FAR, several thousands of years in to the future from the actual BLEACH series, but follows the same rules and Canon laws of the series to a T. Each character plays a single average everyday Shinigami, however an everyday shinigami is hardly average here, so each individual has a fairly unique Shinigami.

Much like the Bleach universe, Shinigami have Zanpakutous that evolve in to their Shikai form and Bankai form, as well as Demon Arts, Shyunpo, Vizards, and especially hollows from the Bleach universe. Unlike the bleach universe, there are many changes here and there that are different from the series. For instance, you can not be like any of the main character, in the sense that you can not immediately be a Quincy or any other non-shinigami powers like Inoue or Chad. Nore will your Zanpakutous be in it's released state constantly like Ichigo's either. Also a noteable difference is that our divisions are not he same as the series. For instance, our healing division is the 3rd rather than the 4th, and our arcane sciences are the 8th, not the 12th. There are little difference here and there, and reading the rules may get you down, but getting in to the game gets fairly easy once you get a hang of it.

This is a Word Based RPG where you write individual chapters for your Character every week. You generally write from the 3rd perspective and from the view of your character. We interact with other people's character's via what we call Collabs. Individual examples of each forms of these posts can be found in the Field Reports Forum section. The basis for all grading is out of 1000 words, meaning all chapters much be atleast 1000s per, and all collabs are based on 1000 word increments.

The best suggestion would be to browse through some of the Gotei 13 profiles to get a look at various captains, vice-captains, seated officers, and other individuals to see what kind of characters are in the RPG. Once you feel you have a grasp on stuff, start working on your Application for the RPG. When all the individual parts are done, post it in the Main Lobby. Keep in mind the rules and stats, and besure to check with others about various parts of your application for errors or conflicting material.

Further questions can be asked of Application staff Members or individuals you might find online that help with the RPG, like myself. Remember to ask serious questions, not what if questions that do not have basis or questions that are obvious answers. Serious questions might be how the stats work or how zanpakutous work. Bad questions are the kind like, "Can your character be a hollow, and if no, then why not?" Also be very clear with whom ever you are talking to, since they are the one helping you and they can only give answer to questions and comments they otherwise understand.

Good Luck Otherwise.
 

Patreon

Writing Week is 277

Discord Chat

Current Date in Araevis