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Starter Locations & Prompts for Newcomers

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Remæus on Tue May 19, 2020 3:32 pm

Hello, newcomer! You've found yourself in the wide world of RPG Universes, and are looking to take your next step into the virtual world. Worry not, other players have helped craft a world full of opportunity and we've collected a list of the best starter locations so you can put your best foot forward.

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Look through the list of locations below and pick one that seems like a good origin story for your character's story, then click the "Create a Character Here" button in the top, right-hand corner of that location's page. Fill out the form, and you'll be dropped directly into character at that location.

Start with /look, maybe read over /help, and then write your first post. :)

Feel free to move around without waiting for other players using the /north, /south, etc. commands, known as the "directionals" — if you ever get lost, a simple /look will tell you where you are and where you can go.

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I'd like to collect a list of locations which are well-suited for newcomers to RPG — inspiring places which give players a good foundation to build a character around, well-written prompts to get them started, etcetera.

The only criteria are as follows;

  • The Universe must be open (players shouldn't have to wait for GM approval to post)
  • There are at least 2 locations in the Universe (so once the player has gotten started, they can move along to free up the location for others to follow)

I'll aggregate responses made in this thread (please provide links!) and put them here in this list, starting with Genesis, the location we created in the Multiverse for helping players with their origin story.

Don't hesitate to create a location in your Universe just for this purpose; we'll be using them as landing pages for some upcoming campaigns for new members. Excited to see what worlds we can build!
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Re: Starter Locations & Prompts for Newbies

Tips: 1.25 INK Postby Absenthia on Tue May 19, 2020 9:45 pm

My suggestion as of right now is:
  • The Cursed Wood - If it's supernatural/fantasy a player seeks, then this location is a good starting point for quite a few scenes. Players can move through the woods, to several locations such as the vampire city Verinotte Hollow or the Gypsy Camp.
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Re: Starter Locations & Prompts for Newbies

Tips: 1.25 INK Postby mombie on Sun May 24, 2020 11:05 pm

Must this Universe be inside of the Multiverse? I had my own ideas to help some new folks, especially those a bit too shy to dip right into the Multiverse. Of course, the intention would be for them to ultimately move on to the Multiverse. Unlike my other Universes, this will have two settings and not require GM approval.
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Re: Starter Locations & Prompts for Newbies

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Remæus on Sun May 24, 2020 11:15 pm

mombie wrote:Must this Universe be inside of the Multiverse? I had my own ideas to help some new folks, especially those a bit too shy to dip right into the Multiverse. Of course, the intention would be for them to ultimately move on to the Multiverse. Unlike my other Universes, this will have two settings and not require GM approval.


No! We're on the lookout for more "open to all" Universes to feature and would love to have others listed here. The more options our players have, the better!

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Re: Starter Locations & Prompts for Newbies

Tips: 1.25 INK Postby mombie on Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:24 pm

It's under some heavy construction right now, but I intend for Star Wars: Old Republic to be an open world that will be new member friendly. It has at least five locations right now, and I will be putting in locations in THOSE locations soon enough. Of course, it won't require GM approval. It only does right now so that I can focus on its construction.

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Re: Starter Locations & Prompts for Newbies

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Remæus on Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:17 am

I saw that! Looking really good so far, excited to see this emerge. I encourage you to add little areas like Spaceports and Cantinas that give players something to build on for their first post; typical RPG storystarter stuff, places that might have high traffic flow in the context of the universe, making it easy to explain the character's introduction to the story.

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Re: Starter Locations & Prompts for Newbies

Tips: 1.00 INK Postby mombie on Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:45 pm

I have officially opened up the Star Wars: Old Republic Universe. I'll add to it as things progress, but for now I am content with letting people get into it if they want. You can place this on the list.

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Re: Starter Locations & Prompts for Newbies

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Remæus on Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:47 pm

mombie wrote:I have officially opened up the Star Wars: Old Republic Universe. I'll add to it as things progress, but for now I am content with letting people get into it if they want. You can place this on the list.


Which locations should be listed? Any particular spaceports that're good starting locations for beginners?

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Re: Starter Locations & Prompts for Newbies

Tips: 1.00 INK Postby mombie on Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:29 pm

Given that it is Faction dependent - I would say Nar Shaddaa is most neutral. I haven't built any cantina locations yet because I am waiting for players to build further: universes/star-wars-old-republic/places/nar-shaddaa

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Re: Starter Locations & Prompts for Newbies

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Remæus on Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:03 am

I came across this fantastic list of potential starting locations by @lostamongtrees, but it's so large I think we'll need to filter it down to a few select locations!

Can we sort through it for places that haven't received any posts yet and/or have an active sovholder that we can rely on to respond quickly to new players?

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Re: Starter Locations & Prompts for Newbies

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby lostamongtrees on Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:44 am

Remæus wrote:I came across this fantastic list of potential starting locations by @lostamongtrees, but it's so large I think we'll need to filter it down to a few select locations!

Can we sort through it for places that haven't received any posts yet and/or have an active sovholder that we can rely on to respond quickly to new players?



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