Class is back in session guys! (No distracting picture let’s do it right this time). The question I get asked the most is “How can I become a legend” and the first thing that comes to mind is “How the heck should I know” but if I had to take a whack at it I’d say “Just be active” This is how to Complete a Legacy.
In this section you will learn how to:
· Write an rpg post/ Respond to an Rpg post
· Create a Team/ Recruit members
· Advanced Bio’s
Writing's/ Responding to an Rpg post
I’ve trained a few Viners and many of them all start off the same way having a good premise but lacking the major components of an actual rpg which include:
· Sentence Structure
· And basic Rpg structure.
Probably the hardest thing about Rpging is the opening, but a very descriptive opening sets the tone for the rest of the rpg. I know I know enough talking right! Ok let’s do it!
Opening an rpg, you want to start with a place that has limitless options for description, now I will be battling Myself, as Gerald the Sloth. Here’s an example of an opening post.
Ok that’s an opening post example, clearly it’s not finished but that’s how I’ll start if off, Gerald is in the forest waiting for his target to come, so we get the sense that Gerald is an assassin, and he’s done this before.
Ok now this is the part where I call “setting up the opponent” . I’ve faced a lot of people who didn’t know how to set me up. Here’s kind of an idea of what I’m talking about. “I’m the Villian doing bad stuff, and the hero is somewhere in my general area, now instead of coming to me, they make me come to them, I’m a Villain WTF am I finding a hero for, understand?”
You probably don’t, but I’ll try to help you, ok let’s say that I’m on a bridge an I’m destroying it, and the hero is in the city, wondering what is happening, at the end of the hero’s post they need to either be on the way or on the bridge so the encounter between the hero and Villain is there. Understand? No! Fine I’ll show you! By posting the body of the RPG from Sha’s point of view (Remember Sha is the Villain, and we are going to assume that Gerald has spotted her)
The forest had went on idle, there was no sound; other than that of the mighty waterfall glancing around the forest Haven the Ninjan queen tried to zero in on what the disturbance might be but, the mist coming from the waterfall corrupted her keen eyesight. Moving through the forest, she could feel her anger growing, someone was watching her. She couldn’t understand why the world wouldn’t leave her alone, she didn’t take place in the events of judgment day, and so why were they after her?
Aaaaaand Cut, now in our rpg so far, Gerald has spotted Sha, Sha knows Gerald is around but she can’t find him, now what should Gerald do? Confront the Ninjan, if Gerald doesn’t make the interaction between him and Sha in his next post often times that ends up with the Sha (player) not having much to post about. That’s what I mean when I say setting up an rpg, put your opponent in the position to come in. That is if the battle is done on a whim, now one thing I’ve seen eclipse and Portrait both do is set it up like a story rpg, which is probably better, but I’m from the old school so I do it the other way. Both are great ways though.
Alright let’s finish this Rpg Post (The Gerald One).
Now when you put the two posts together it should look like this:
YAY we constructed an rpg post, one that only has 347 words in it, I usually make mine between 500- and 1,000, unless I’m facing Nova, then the sky is the limit. However I think a good 500 word post is a good number, it allows you to get all the details of a fight. Back in the day it was nothing for me to put up a 3,000 word post in like every rpg, then I realized no one was reading so, I stopped. Making a good story is what counts, I doubt you can make a good story with fewer than 500 words in an rpg, and if you give me a 10,000 word post I’m simply not reading it, use your best judgment. Also not every Rpger uses Dialogue, even if they don’t that doesn’t mean you can’t, my character Sha talks to herself A LOT that’s a form of Dialogue. Ok Now Sha’s response. (Starting from where she spots Gerald).
And Cut, since Gerald didn’t end with an attack, which means more or less that Sha had to do a first attack, so I did. Now take a look at the word I have bolded, it is the most important word out of the whole paragraph. It’s an implied expression, which means it may or may not happen. Giving Gerald the option to take the hit or not take the hit, you must give the option for your opponent to take or dodge the hit. That’s called a God Mod! Ooooooooooooooooh scary. Automatically hitting your opponent is a Auto-Hit ooooooooooooh scarier!
All together Sha’s response looks like this.
That pretty much sums it up, if you have questions then ask! ^_^
Creating a Team/Recruiting Members
When creating a team, you really want to go for something that hasn’t really been done, (Except for me I created the Vine Titans West because I couldn’t get that damn song
out of my head) Or something with a twist. After a while a team’s seem to be alike, and eventually they die with the exception OF, ICE, and The Wolfpack and WAL. Trying something with an edge may keep your team around for a while.
Don’t be scared to enlist rookies, you can have them on your roster and work with them, until they are ready for major rpg play.Renagade Lantern took Feral Nova under his wing look how big she is now. Mighty Magneto allowed me to be a VV before I had the requirements look at me now. Rookies with talent could be a good thing, they just need direction. I think it’s important for everyone to have a Canon Team, which is the team of experience rpger’s that will represent you in Vine wide rpg’s, let’s face it everyone can’t do it.
Take my Vine Titans for example, My Canon Team would be.
And Maybe Ebony Sparrow (IF she ever looked at her pm’s lol)
The others aren’t really active or don’t really have the story rpg format down pact so they would be my battlers and Team Rpg people.
Now you really want to enlist people who will be there when you need them, people who are on the vine for one month and then leave and come back, that’s not going to work. Also there seems to be people with a weird fetish for joining the same team under another account (Idk why) but be on the lookout for that too! It’s not a big deal, but then again it is.
Do you remember in the rp where Sha referenced “Judgement day” that was a reference to a rpg that happened to the Vine, having a bio that deals with KEY vine events are good because you can tie your bio in with other characters, make new stories and …uh stuff! ^_^