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Chill1ray
09/12/2005 7:35 PM

Actually I was wondering what the average life expectancy is on a RP thread?

I usually play long term characters, this is new to me.

I hope this question makes sense!

Damien
09/12/2005 9:58 PM

There isn't one. Some RPs last forever. Some fizzle out within days, weeks, or months.


There's really no way to tell. Some RPs start out good and just slam into a brick wall, some start really slow and end up going for an extremely long time.

Kalia_Majere
09/13/2005 7:55 AM

I'm still trying to figure out if he's talking about actual thread rp or the character itself... I have a dragonlance character, (My namesake char) who I still use on occasion. while she is one of my more powerful characters, I will occasionally make a thread that takes place while she was younger, to develop her history and personality further.

Damien
09/13/2005 7:57 AM

That would be a pretty stupid question. Obviously a character will survive so long as you keep playing it.

Chill1ray
09/14/2005 4:19 PM

Lol I guess I earned that remark. I think I should have clarified a few things first.
I am 37 years young and have been playing D&D, traveller, robotech, gurps,
heroes unlimited, shadowrun, since they came out . We were a group of 6-8 players that started in the early 80's and lasted until the early 90's when I switched to a new group becouse the old one disbanded.

So what I was trying to say is I am used to playing a game to its conclusion.
And also I have always Saw in my mind the game, like a book as we played it unfolded,and I
like to complete my part in a grand story.

JawHun
09/14/2005 5:15 PM


So what I was trying to say is I am used to playing a game to its conclusion.


I'd say that's the best place to end. I think most people would agree with you on this one. Unfortunately, sometimes an RP just runs itself into the ground, whether it's a certain player or a dead end storyline, and it ends prematurely. You can truly never tell...

Damien
09/15/2005 12:38 AM


So what I was trying to say is I am used to playing a game to its conclusion.
And also I have always Saw in my mind the game, like a book as we played it unfolded,and I
like to complete my part in a grand story.


I figured that's what you meant... and answered you. Some threads will go for a long time, which are more likely to allow you to finish a story arch. Other threads will simply fall apart before you know it.

I don't think there's any grand statistic on how many will do the former and how many the latter.

I agree that it sucks to suddenly find your character in suspended animation -- not finishing his latest story-arch. But it happens, even with table-top games.







traveller, robotech, gurps,
heroes unlimited, shadowrun


These are all proper nouns.


Traveller, Robotech, GURPS, Heroes Unlimited, and Shadowrun. ;)



And you're not 37 years young. You're 37 years old. The wussiness and fear of death inherent in not even being able to use the word 'old' to describe yourself annoys the hell out of me.



[Edited by Dark_Elf_Damien on Thursday, September 15, 2005 12:38 AM]

Chill1ray
09/15/2005 4:58 AM


And you're not 37 years young. You're 37 years old. The wussiness and fear of death inherent in not even being able to use the word 'old' to describe yourself annoys the hell out of me.



Well that may be a reality, but in truth I find in my heart and mind I am young forever!

I do not fear age or death becouse it would be too time consuming.

I in truth used the 37 years young phrase to relay how I felt in spirit.

Today might be my last day or maybe thirty years from now I'll kick the proverbial bucket.

But until then I hope I can enjoy a conversation with someone without a lesson in grammer.

My typing skill are not amazing nor is my writing, I do not plan on making a living producing works of literary genious.

I believe the spirit of the message is possible to convey without a 4-year degree in english.

Damien
09/15/2005 5:39 AM


I believe the spirit of the message is possible to convey without a 4-year degree in english.


'English' is also a proper noun.


I wasn't aware that a 4-year degree in English was necessary to learn the difference between common and proper nouns.

Not to get on your case... surely your typing skills already far surpass those of many members. But a pet peeve of mine is native English speakers that do not use the language -correctly-. It's not that difficult, after all. I don't feel any native English speaker has any valid reason, whatsoever, to make gross oversights in capitalization, punctuation, or grammar in general. But like I said -- just a pet peeve.




Well that may be a reality, but in truth I find in my heart and mind I am young forever!


..Yes.. The spirit is youthful so long as you keep it so. But that doesn't mean you are so many years 'young.' You're not. You're so many years old, but vital.

It's not a big issue.. just another 'pet peeve' of mine. I have a lot of pet peeves.




I do not fear age or death becouse it would be too time consuming.


If you say so. But the theory (leading psychologists, if I recall, are trying to prove its validity right now) is that people who use "young" to describe themselves rather than "old" (this usually happens after 35) have developed (or have always had) a deep-seated fear of death and aging.

But hey.. it's just a theory.

Shallandra
09/15/2005 12:42 PM


[ Edited by Dark_Elf_Damien on Thursday, September 15, 2005 12:38 AM ]

And you're not 37 years young. You're 37 years old. The wussiness and fear of death inherent in not even being able to use the word 'old' to describe yourself annoys the hell out of me.



*arches eyebrow, places hands on hips, taps foot * Who you callin' old, BOY?? As a 36 year YOUNG woman, I find great delight in seeing a 37 year YOUNG man!!

Now wipe your nose and go take a nap.


If you say so. But the theory (leading psychologists, if I recall, are trying to prove its validity right now) is that people who use "young" to describe themselves rather than "old" (this usually happens after 35) have developed (or have always had) a deep-seated fear of death and aging.

But hey.. it's just a theory.


*shakes head* Maybe you really are sleep deprived?

This 36 year YOUNG therpaist has no deep-seated (or shallow-seated, or even standing room only) fear of death or aging.

Now go stand in the corner, sonny, before I pin you down with my walker and start beating you with my cane. Wait - you might actually like that. Okay - go stand in the corner before I lock you in a room and force you to listen to Willie Nelson for 72 hours.

That'll make ya behave. ;)

Chill1ray
09/15/2005 8:55 PM

Wow I think Im in love, or maybe needs therapy.
No one has ever stood up for me before.
Oh man look tears I promised not to cry.
Now no one will believe Im a manly man.

When I was growing up I wanted to be a lumber jack!

Damien
09/16/2005 3:39 AM

Mm... hey sweetheart. I love it when you get fiesty.


And you're 36 years [b]old[/b]. And I'm 21 years [b]old[/b]. And my nephew is 6 years [b]old[/b]. But don't worry.. you're a sexy 36-year-old.

Shallandra
09/19/2005 7:47 AM


Chill1ray
Thursday September 15, 2005 8:55 PM

Wow I think Im in love, or maybe needs therapy.
No one has ever stood up for me before.
Oh man look tears I promised not to cry.
Now no one will believe Im a manly man.

When I was growing up I wanted to be a lumber jack!


If you think you're in love, then you DO need therapy. I have an office set up somewhere here in the RPGC, but it's location is confidential so ya'll don't meet each other coming & going. ;)

o/~ I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay - I sleep all night and I work all day! o/~



Dark_Elf_Damien
Friday September 16, 2005 3:39 AM

Mm... hey sweetheart. I love it when you get fiesty.

And you're 36 years [b]old[/b]. And I'm 21 years [b]old[/b]. And my nephew is 6 years [b]old[/b]. But don't worry.. you're a sexy 36-year-old.



Hee hee - those feisty-learning-to-be-a-meanie lessons you've been giving me have been working! :)

And even though I know you're being obvious about flirting - you're still pretty darn successful with your efforts. ;)

Damien
09/19/2005 8:07 AM


And even though I know you're being obvious about flirting - you're still pretty darn successful with your efforts. ;)


I -am- the best, after all.

Caelin
09/19/2005 10:47 AM

*gives shal a 38 year old hug* Hey sweetums. ;)

Damien is right in one thing, you never know when an RP will drop dead in the water. Welcome to the RPGC roleplaying forums. :)

Roose_Hurro
11/28/2005 1:43 AM

Dark_Elf...

You wouldn't have so many pet peeves if you had them spayed or neutered... as for the topic, yea... been in many RPs that died, some that had been running for over a year. Hated to see those go. Others died sooner... still hated to see them go. But... sometimes, life interferes, and players simply can't go on. That, and sometimes they just dump and run. Why? Don't know. One long-running RP I was involved in... a one-on-one character study, very intense... simply ended when the lady I was playing with simply... vanished. Haven't heard from her since... have no idea why.

Sometimes, those are the breaks....

Isha
12/05/2005 11:04 PM


You wouldn't have so many pet peeves if you had them spayed or neutered...


Thank You! This just made my day!

I'm thinking rpgconsortium may not be for me. After all, I don't speak nor write proper english, excuse me English, and obviously I'm over the hill (all of 35 years old, not young). *sobs* And, I'm pretty sure I'm not suppposed to start sentences with after, and I know I'm not supposed to start them with and. My spelling also bites.

Besides, the above sentence in it's current format may cause some to apoletic fit.

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