Topic: Darkest Roleplay: The Absolute Discussion (OOC)

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  • #56947
    Bloodtrailkiller
    Bloodtrailkiller
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    This will act as the primary location to discuss most OOC conversations and situations.

    While this does not rule out using OOC within the Darkest Roleplay itself, it would be much preferred if discussions which demand a focused attention would be set here.
    While partial to declutering the landscape of the Roleplay itself, it will also serve to discuss major events, or problems.

    Rules here are rather basic, and serve more as… guidelines.

    Try not to use profanity to the extremes. I know we all want to be that ‘OG Gangster’, but it is tiresome to read cuss words every sentence. We are noble gents and ladies, after all, are we not?

    No links to/excessive mentionings of pornographic sites and other explicit material. While I am totally fine with erotic images and text, it seems society thinks itself too noble and finds acts of raw passion; be it images, text, video, or any other medium, to be debase and wrong. As such, we will conform. No leading some rebellion of society here, I do not believe.

    And as ever, pertain to the Roleplay; at least in a comedic or other menial fashion. I mean, it is Out Of Character; but it still is within the Darkest Roleplay. However, if you find some suitably dark and amusing cat video… do share.

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    Introduction aside, I believe the first and foremost thing I want to discuss is… Where in the blazes are we planning on going with this RP?
    I haven’t done so myself, but is there even an end to Darkest Dungeon itself, currently?

    I also believe the Heir should be more heavy-handed in how he manages his heroes. At the very least, there should be mentionings of other mercenaries being sent out, only for madmen to return.

    That, right there; another key point. I feel like the mortality of characters should be given some levity. I feel like we ourselves should be playing the more exciting and daring runs that result in some manner of victory. To actually have our characters be… well, heroes.

    I think it would be good if, when we decide to RP dungeon dives, the Dungeon Master should have an adventure based off of a previous run that they found would be even more awesome if the sprites had even more depth. This would make the delves a bit more objective focused and believable to the game and, in turn, the lore.
    I do realize some personal plot-lines demand to have some dedicated dungeon delve, and that is when the heroes confront the Heir. Who would not be altogether happy or easy to convince; seeing as he is inevitably the one who pays for all the provisioning.

    The Heir should be a bit regretful of his decision, but ultimately stalwart; determined to forge ahead. Holding a fierce honor to his house; as that is really the only reason anyone would stay in such a miserable domain.

    Speaking of money; the heroes themselves are being paid with allowance and/or residence, it seems. They do not require upkeep, so I am presuming that they are working and respectively given some manner of allowance perhaps? I feel like this should be more cemented, to give more depth to in-hamlet occurances. Some folk gambling away their money, or earning plenty and only keeping what they are allowed. Others perhaps quietly stashing the money, to steal away themselves at the nearest opportunity. And a few running their money dry, and forced to miserable residences and lifestyles.

    I also feel a general state of the hamlet should be in order.
    Are the buildings all 100% or what?

    Anyhow, those are a plethora of discussion points that I believe ‘ought to be talked and settled about. I’m off to get some wine…

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    #56950
    Nicholas
    Nicholas
    Participant

    Character mortality? Sure, go kill your chars, but without me, I’m done with that.
    Nice idea through, it would be deeper.

    "Frometh ashes thou were borneth, and to ashes thou shall be returneth, for thou art the Chosen Undead."

    #56953
    PorkyLabrador
    PorkyLabrador
    Participant

    I think you raise some interesting points, I have a few comments to make. Forgive me if I misunderstood anything you wrote.

    As for where the RP the ‘going’ I am not sure we can ever have an end goal if that’s what you meant, I am not sure anyone particularly wants one. Darkest Dungeon itself currently has no ‘end’ and I personally feel like if we had a concise or informed ending in mind then we would have a lot of boring characters grinding towards a singular goal.

    I agree with your point about about levity and character death. It seems despite having had several characters die we never really get around to actually giving them much of a send-off.

    So far, I haven’t seen a Dungeon Run that hasn’t fit the overall themes of the RP itself, I do agree that the Heir should have more involvement or at the very least reactions to dungeon runs. For example, if a group of characters went on a run he hadn’t permitted, how would he react? Would he dock their wages? Have them spend a few nights in the cells or the a day in the stocks? Also how would the general populace of the Hamlet react upon the heroes return.

    The problem with the Heir’s presence however is that no single person can RP him/ her. Each incarnation of the Heir when he’s appeared has been slightly different because of this. Perhaps we need to some more of The Darkest families nobility or at the very least some of the Heir’s Lieutenants.

    I am surprised I agree with you on the money comment. Usually the idea of having clear stats and numbers doesn’t appeal to me at all. That being said, the reason I agree with you fully on characters keeping closer tabs of how much money they have is for several reasons but one very important one. The fact that I fundamentally have an unlimited economy (which is not something I exploit) means I am never really required to Dungeon Run. I like the idea of my characters being down to their last few coppers, weighing up the pros and cons: ‘Can I go another day without a meal? Or will I brave the depths of the Estate?’ Also if I had a clearer idea of how much coin I have then earning upgrades, such as weapons and armour and extra training becomes much more rewarding.

    I also think the buildings in the town are not really used with the upgrade system. I mean if we kept strictly to their upgrades we would only be able to have three patients in the Saniatrium at any one time, which would make the whole experience interesting but ultimately very irritating and unrealistic.

    Anyway there is my two pence on some of your points. I too am going to have my morning wine-cap.

    #56962
    black379
    black379
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    Hey guys. Earlier I mentioned how there were some conflicts/disapproval of how the RP is going on. At least in my opinion (I don’t want to speak for anyone else, though I know there are others who share the sentiment) Things are getting a but zany. This isn’t a technical problem, because there are no rules implemented to say you can’t do whatever you want. This is a free flowing and fun role play. And no one has power/authority over you or your characters.

    So, here is a proposed solution: We make a new Hardcore canonical RP. No one has to abandon or scrap the old one. And no one has to join this new one either. The rules and layout would be almost entirely the same, except for a few things.

    Firstly, we would like to enforce, in the hardcore RP, a rule that limits characters classes, abilities, background, etc. to things you can find in the game. This obviously can limit the uniqueness and opportunities for characters and story, but it also entirely negates blowing stuff out of the water with crazy powerful, death-defying chars with no real limit to what they can do.

    Secondly, we should think about implementing more actual game play elements. We don’t want to absolutely kill the fun with numbers everywhere. However, there should be a starting point, and a clear development. As said above, no one should have the funds to do everything. And there should be at least considerably more time spent actually in the darkest dungeon.
    Maybe we could have a few designated DM’s to make things go more smoothly. And/or some player(s) to control the heir more frequently.

    Some of us want an RP that is just straight up more Darkest Dungeon. And, once again, no one has to be a part of this if they don’t want. And no one is… or even can really, shut down the old one. If you would like to enjoy a more dangerous and more consequential RP, please do. I want to encourage you guys to be a part of it.

    A couple of us may go ahead with this idea anyways, as it will not disrupt the current RP, and allow those of us who disapprove (maybe we’re just being salty guys, I dunno) to have a bit of sadistic fun in a new place. This is also not to say we are necessarily leaving the old RP (though we may ease of out it. Not sure yet).

    So, thoughts…?

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    #56967
    PorkyLabrador
    PorkyLabrador
    Participant

    I am on the side of thinking this is a very good idea.

    For me the main thread hasn’t felt like the Darkest Dungeon setting in a long time, I really hope people get on board with this and revel in the masochism it has the potential to be!

    #56968
    Rorick Skyve
    Rorick Skyve
    Participant

    Is this by any chance, the result of what I did with Solomon? If so, I apologize. If you prefer, I will leave the RP and let you guys go on, just say so if you want.

    #56970
    MisterHix
    MisterHix
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    What? No dude.
    There is no blame at all here. It’s just talking about what bothers folk.
    Don’t take it on board nobody is attacking you.

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    Oh why, oh why,
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    #56971
    MisterHix
    MisterHix
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    Some of us think the world is a bit saturated with magik and the like now. That’s all.
    Nobody is naming names or anything. The idea proposed is about letting everybody have the games they want.

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    An ode to Cinneas:
    "You made us laugh,
    you made us cry.
    Oh why, oh why,
    did I let you die?"

    #56972
    Blade
    Blade
    Participant

    I do agree with this more serious RP

    #56973
    black379
    black379
    Participant

    We absolutely would not prefer for you or anyone else to leave. We don’t want to spoil anyone’s fun, simply make an alternate mode of RPing. Please, if you would, continue to role with us in the other thread, and even the new one if you’d like.

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    #56974
    Blade
    Blade
    Participant

    Can anyone either tell me where to find the new thread or give me a link?

    #56975
    Rorick Skyve
    Rorick Skyve
    Participant

    I don’t take it as an attack. I just felt unhappy with myself since lately and the way I developed my character. Additionally, this whole RP-Thing has proven to be hazardous to my health. since I got to worked up about it, mostly ignoring my own needs regarding sleep and nutrition, in addition to me experiencing severe stress and even depression due to me becoming too emotionally attached to my char by now, to simply let go, so maybe I will leave soon anyway. Not because of the poeple here, but for concern of my own well-being.

    #56977
    black379
    black379
    Participant

    I understand, and I’m sorry to hear that, Rorick.

    Blade: Nothing’s been made for it yet.

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    But trust our story's end can bring redemption for the pain endured

    #56978
    Undyinglight
    Undyinglight
    Participant

    I think this definitely has some potential

    #56979
    MisterHix
    MisterHix
    Participant

    It’s not made yet Blade it’s just an idea.

    Hey Rorick. You look after yourself first okay? Take some time if you need it. We will be here when you get back if you still want to role with us.

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    Oh why, oh why,
    did I let you die?"

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