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Re: Writing the Mentally Ill in Roleplay

For me, the answer is simple: research. If you want to write a character who has a mental illness, make sure you understand it as well as you can: symptoms, how it correlates with early life events if at all (to write a responsible character history), variances in presentation, treatments, ...
by Kurokiku
on Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:34 am
 
Forum: Game Design Workshop
Topic: Writing the Mentally Ill in Roleplay
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Re: Hello!

Hey Merely, Welcome (back?) to RPG! Glad to hear you're interested in giving things a more concerted effort this go-round, without letting the perfect be the enemy of the good, so to speak. I've seen a few things pop up in your genres every once in a while, so I'm sure it won't be too long before yo...
by Kurokiku
on Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:08 pm
 
Forum: Welcome Desk: Introductions & Arrivals
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Now Open: RPG Staff Applications

Edit (1/28/17): Moderator Applications are now CLOSED. Scholar applications remain open, as do applications for the new Designers team. Dear RPG Community, As part of ongoing efforts to improve and revitalize the site, the Gateway staff is looking to expand and add new members. Being a memb...
by Kurokiku
on Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:00 pm
 
Forum: Main Lobby
Topic: Now Open: RPG Staff Applications
Replies: 3
Views: 21270

Re: Better late than never?

Hi there, Echo! Definitely better late than never. Looks like you’ve been here pretty much a whole calendar year, so I doubt you need anyone to tell you how the site works by this point or anything, but I’m pleased to meet you, and really glad to hear you’re hoping to be more active in the community...
by Kurokiku
on Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:47 am
 
Forum: Welcome Desk: Introductions & Arrivals
Topic: Better late than never?
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: I'm going to try this again.

Hey tigerking,

Welcome back! Always glad to see someone giving things another try. If you should have any questions or need a refresher on how any of the site mechanics work, just let me know. In the meantime, good luck with your comeback.

-Kuro
by Kurokiku
on Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:01 pm
 
Forum: Welcome Desk: Introductions & Arrivals
Topic: I'm going to try this again.
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Re: Initiative: Revitalize Discussion and Debate

It strikes me that especially specific queries might be of help with generating discussion. Beginning with the big abstract questions up-front can be a little more difficult for some, as I'm slowly learning via teaching responsibilities. But bridging into the general from the specific is easier. Als...
by Kurokiku
on Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:36 pm
 
Forum: Our Greatest Quest Yet
Topic: Initiative: Revitalize Discussion and Debate
Replies: 10
Views: 1622

Re: Thoughts on Unkillable Enemies/Characters in a Roleplay

I think this depends on a lot of factors, including the story, the reason for having the unkillable character, and in what sense you actually mean “unkillable.” Naft’s point about the difference between tabletop gaming and written RP is very salient, but there are also some similarities between the ...
by Kurokiku
on Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:17 pm
 
Forum: Game Design Workshop
Topic: Thoughts on Unkillable Enemies/Characters in a Roleplay
Replies: 4
Views: 890

Need a mentor? Request one here!

Welcome to the Roleplay Academy! One of the primary reasons people come to this section of the site is because they’re seeking help with certain aspects of writing or Game Mastering, and everyone has a slightly different set of things they’d like to learn or improve upon. While RPG used to have a s...
by Kurokiku
on Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:22 pm
 
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Need a mentor? Request one here!
Replies: 24
Views: 4770

Re: Raine here! (Furry, Vampire, and Human!)

Hi Raine, Welcome to the site. I'm Kuro, one of the mods here, and I'm just dropping in to offer you a link salad (below) and a place to go if you encounter any questions the link salad doesn't answer (my inbox). Also, I'd like to take the opportunity to let you know...
by Kurokiku
on Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:45 pm
 
Forum: Welcome Desk: Introductions & Arrivals
Topic: Raine here! (Furry, Vampire, and Human!)
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: I'm a little late, but hey :)

Welcome back to the site, Tora! Glad to see returning faces now and then. I'm sure you know how it all works and so on by now, but if you need a refresher on anything or just have any miscellaneous questions, feel free to let me know. I hope you enjoy your (second?) stay. Cheers, Kuroki...
by Kurokiku
on Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:41 pm
 
Forum: Welcome Desk: Introductions & Arrivals
Topic: I'm a little late, but hey :)
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Intro: The Silence of a new Enigma

Welcome, Einselar! Rothfuss was an excellent choice for signature quote, I must say. Anyway, welcome to the site. I'm Kurokiku, but that tends to be 'Kuro' to most folks. I just wanted to drop by and say hi, and also mention that myself and other members of staff are available if you ha...
by Kurokiku
on Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:38 pm
 
Forum: Welcome Desk: Introductions & Arrivals
Topic: Intro: The Silence of a new Enigma
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Re: The Canticle of Fate

Hi tuxedo fox! Comments are always welcome in the OOC, and we're glad you like our stuff. Talisman is the primary visuals person in the group, so the lion's share of credit for the intro page layout goes to him. And hey Shu. Yeah, this one is something we've been planning for just the f...
by Kurokiku
on Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:02 pm
 
Forum: Out of Character
Topic: The Canticle of Fate
Replies: 16
Views: 1166

Re: suggestions

If you want to close an RP that you have control over (you're the creator), you can also put in a request for us to do this by entering the RP tab, and next to the title clicking "flag" and then "close". This will add it to an internal queue for us to close, and saves you the tro...
by Kurokiku
on Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:52 pm
 
Forum: Help
Topic: [Resolved] How to close an RP?
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: Can't send PMs - no one responding to support ticket

Is this still a problem? I checked your permissions and you should be good to go on sending PMs or replying to them.
by Kurokiku
on Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:45 pm
 
Forum: Help
Topic: Can't send PMs - no one responding to support ticket
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Re: Still can't reply to emails :/

Oh good. I love it when awesome things happen out of nowhere instead of crappy things.
by Kurokiku
on Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:40 pm
 
Forum: Help
Topic: [Resolved] Still can't reply to emails :/
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Still can't reply to emails :/

Is this still a problem? I checked your permissions, and you're enabled to both send and reply to PMs.
by Kurokiku
on Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:08 am
 
Forum: Help
Topic: [Resolved] Still can't reply to emails :/
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: The City of Chains

Hey Shu,

Yep, we're nuts. And also almost done.


Dear Val,

Miss you too. I'll hopefully actually run into you soon.
by Kurokiku
on Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:24 am
 
Forum: Out of Character
Topic: The City of Chains
Replies: 209
Views: 8088

Re: Your base rules and interacting with other roleplayers.

Personally, when I'm writing with people I know well (and who are sufficiently mature), I don't even bother including rules, because we don't need them. If someone toes a line, they probably either have a good reason or they don't quite realize it, and a short "hey, about this..." will pro...
by Kurokiku
on Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:43 am
 
Forum: Game Design Workshop
Topic: Your base rules and interacting with other roleplayers.
Replies: 8
Views: 1122

Re: Seeking Role Players

For future reference: The proper place for postings seeking players for already-created games is called "Roleplayers Wanted." It's in the OOC section of the forums. To recruit players for a game that does not yet have a tab, use "Interest Checks" in the same place. I've moved thi...
by Kurokiku
on Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:21 am
 
Forum: Roleplayers Wanted
Topic: Seeking Role Players
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: Have a Question? Ask Kiku!

Sure thing! That's done with a simple coding maneuver. [color=red]"To be or not to be--that is the question!"[/color] Will look like: "To be or not to be-- that is the question!" This works for certain basic colors, like red, orange, or purple. For more fine-grained options, you ...
by Kurokiku
on Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:42 pm
 
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Have a Question? Ask Kiku!
Replies: 74
Views: 10698
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