[VIEW FFRP FORUMS]
The RPG Consortium Free Form Roleplaying Forums Archives
Forums > RP Ideas Interest Query > The Matrix

baneblade
05/28/2005 9:58 PM

This RP would be majorly based off of the matrix trilogy, but no one could become "the one". all your old friends would be back(Architect, Oracle, keymaker) but perhaps a few new NPC's too. The whole thing would start at the end of the war when several of the crewman of various zionist ships testing the newfound truce, all off those currently in the matrix have been hit by a strange citywide glitch thatleft everyone unconcious and stranded. The "operator" doesnt answer the cell so we would be left to determine our own way out...

i see no way to truly end this RP short of destroying all of the machines. So questions and comments please.

Damien
05/29/2005 8:39 PM

What a terrible idea...

Pillage
05/30/2005 1:01 AM

Althought a matrix RP would be awesome. The only one out there right now costs ten bucks a month, which is ridiculous.

blue_raven5
05/30/2005 8:13 AM


What a terrible idea...



Go easy on 'em DED... I think the idea has some potential, just work on it a little.

baneblade
05/30/2005 12:08 PM

Well then, there would be two sides to the battles and such. The machinist's are "free" people who chose to help the matrix and its agents, as for zionist vs. machinist's there can be duels, three post's each,etc. what else do you need to know?

p.s. And yes i know Damien would never have enough interest to play. :)

Damien
05/30/2005 12:15 PM


p.s. And yes i know Damien would never have enough interest to play. :)


I enjoy the Matrix trilogy. But this is pretty inane.



Well then, there would be two sides to the battles and such. The machinist's are "free" people who chose to help the matrix and its agents, as for zionist vs. machinist's there can be duels, three post's each,etc. what else do you need to know?



3 posts each? Two sides? What on earth are you even talking about?

Look champ, if you insist on attempting to run a Matrix RP - I highly suggest you run it in the era -before- the entire Neo thing. Because attempting to run one -after- Neo frees EVERYONE is pretty goddamn stupid, and your ideas conflict with each other.

baneblade
05/30/2005 1:24 PM


3 posts each? Two sides? What on earth are you even talking about?


Ok then maybe it would be better to time it before neo, however the two side thing is about the machines using people who had been freed but couldn't handle it and went back to the matrix. When a zionist and Machinist meet on less than friendly terms they can fight to the point one is beat unconcious. havent you guys ever had something like a duel in your star wars RP? I mean what happens when a Jedi PC meets up with a Sith PC?

Damien
05/30/2005 2:56 PM

I'm not -in- a Star Wars RP right now... but.. okay.


Your idea is stupid. Plain and simple. This particular style of Freeform RP is -not- large enough to accomodate huge conflicting sides. I've seen the "some people play bad guys, some people play good guys" storylines on here, and they always look convoluted and sucky, not to mention extremely difficult to get involved in after the starting of the thread (which goes along with the convoluted part).

A more intelligent and user-friendly approach is to establish a storyline and basic objectives for the session - and have all members of the RP on the -same- side working toward generally the -same- goal. This is especially necessary if your RP only generates 4-6 players or less - because there's not enough 'good and bad' to go around.. you need your players to all be on the same side or risk having a really retarded RP.

Furthermore, if you MUST set up an RP where players can be diametrically opposed to one another to the point where a meeting would result in a fight - you cannot have 'post limits.' That not only stifles creativity, it's unfair and ridiculous. A freeform fight goes until either the Narrator decides a winner is -apparent-, or until one player yields to defeat.

However, since this isn't tabletop roleplaying - a PC vs. PC fight can bog down a thread considerably. It requires a lot of time and effort to be expended - thus taking away from the actual storyline and bogging the entire thread down with countless combat posts EVERY TIME two people want to fight.

Freeform RPs, generally speaking, SHOULD be far more elegant than this. What is the elegant solution? No PC fighting. Combat should occur between a PC and an NPC. Thus, combat becomes more fluid, as it isn't a cycle of 'post - counterpost' but rather just becomes one player describing how the combat goes for him. It's quicker, more elegant, and doesn't bog down the thread in any way. Not to mention it's generally more fun than 'post-counterpost' combat when you're trying to further a storyline.

And finally, PC vs. PC combat INEVITABLY favours one person over the other. Now that's fine if everyone agrees to such circumstances beforehand (like in the Battle Arena forum), but it's entirely unfair to players that are interested in the -storyline- and may have limited experience and knowledge of combat maneuvers, or even limited writing skills and thus, ability to portray accurate movements in words - to such a depth as is necessary to combat another player.

For example: I could join your thread and kill every single player you have. Because not only am I -actually- trained in different forms of combat (and thus have a strong knowledge base to work from), but I'm also a damn good writer with a keen ability to define movement and maneuvers while simultaneously having the knowledge to push an opponent into fundamentally battle-losing positions.

So as I said, you need to rethink the concepts you're using. Because not only is the premise stupid, but the 'system' you're choosing to employ with it isn't going to work out.

baneblade
05/30/2005 3:09 PM

i would like you to join me in the RP on Sithstempleonline.com teach us rather than boast.

-Darth Reaver

p.s. idea failed. thank you.

[Edited by baneblade on Monday, May 30, 2005 3:10 PM]

Damien
05/30/2005 3:22 PM


i would like you to join me in the RP on Sithstempleonline.com teach us rather than boast.


No thanks. I'm not big on Star Wars RPs. And I'm already a member of a bunch of different forums (here, WotC, MCN, CCF, SFI, Decipher, Malhavoc, Andy Collins, Green Ronin, Sean Reynolds, ENWorld, and a few others). There just isn't enough time in the day for me to bother with another. But I'll stop over if I end up with somehow getting more free time.

Besides, I wasn't boasting. Just advising.




p.s. idea failed. thank you.


Not quite. It's just on haitus until you think it through a little further.

[Edited by Dark_Elf_Damien on Monday, May 30, 2005 3:23 PM]

The RPG Consortium - http://www.rpgconsortium.com