5th March 2014, 2:43 PM
Right, player to player interaction could still happen, but it would encourage people with good writing skills who have long-term goals for their characters to join because they wouldn't necessarily be limited to what developments they could bring out by interactions solely with other characters. There could be more introspective elements as well, plus P-vs.-P things would be even more interesting because it's not like a player will be screwing over someone they allied with just a few challenges ago. They could really be ruthlessly in it to win it.
Originally Posted by Niihyl
And I only proposed the archetype thing because it would ensure that people would enlist with two distinctly different characters, because the whole point of the Reaper Game is to connect with someone not like you and overcome challenges together. It's just a bit more lax than saying "Okay, so you have one character who is a kindhearted but closed-off introvert, so your other character must be a cynical extrovert who always speaks their mind". Not saying Jungian archetypes or even any other character framework is the best way to go, but imo it's one of the easier templates to use and to juxtapose with. Ultimately, it really doesn't matter how you do it, but I think that RP would be best if each player controlled two characters. It's not even like that would be too far a stretch because, like I said yesterday, TWEWY is a game where you control two people simultaneously.
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6th March 2014, 5:36 AM
Just thought I'd throw out that I've talked to more than one RP'er here who think the return of a typical region run-through for Pokemon wold be fun to see again, if we can get people to hold firmly and dedicate themselves to updating it, with it being a run-through. If anyone thinks they'd be willing to RP in this, just drop me a VM, so I can see if there's interest before I or anyone else takes some action on developing the idea further - I'm sure people appreciate myself or others don't want to spend a fair while sorting out an RP plot/basis/etc then have it collapse with no interest.
Anyway, VM/PM me if you have suggestions, questions, or even just to say 'yeah I could go for this'.