Nail on head. Character name changes to something generic and you cannot click on the text avatar to PM the player. Complete anonymity. "Bandit", "Werewolf" etc.
I've been slowly getting back in game and to full activity, how would players like my time spent in game? One off events and quests, longer sustainable DM plots, NPC interaction, helping player plots? I appreciate a mixture of the above is desired, but where would players prefer the bulk of DM time went?
I have next week off work and have decided to offer myself to run personalised DM events. The caveat is that it must be engaging, whether the event itself or the repercussions of it must be moving a story forward, causing conflict or involving players.
I will be running these events the week commencing 17th February, the time of the events will be flexible given enough forewarning. So, if you’re interested in taking me up on this offer what I need from you is a PM in the following format;
[b]Character Name:[/b] Name as shown in game [b]Character Level:[/b] Level as of request [b]Character Background:[/b] Very brief bio [b]Character Goals:[/b] What is your character about, what do they want to achieve [b]Playtimes:[/b] A rough window of an hour or so you’ll be online in the given week to run this event [b]Event you’d like help with:[/b] What you want my help with and your characters motivation for it, an obvious disclaimer that the event might not unfold as you have planned. [b]What are you hoping to accomplish, how will it involve people:[/b]
Look forward to seeing what you’re coming up with.
Thanks very much for the keen interest, I believe I have enough people involved now for the start-up group.
Based on their success I may well open it up for more applicants at a later date, but for now I'll be closing the recruitment phase. Apologies for those that lodged their interest late last night, there were quite a number of interested parties.
I am looking to establish a DM Plot Faction over the next week which will play a role in a forthcoming initiative I will be sponsoring with my available game time. I appreciate that sentence is entirely vague, but the nature of this Plot Faction is secretive so I don’t want to leak spoilers before they even go live.
What I can tell you is the Plot Faction will not benefit from a personal DM, and will largely be given the impetus to work independently and achieve whatever goals they may have on their own merits without the support of say established DM Factions. It will have a few perks, it will be high on conflict, especially PvP, and will require a certain level of maturity to play for that reason alone. New characters will be required, so unfortunately you can’t mesh existing or prior creations to fit.
If that hazy sell is enough to hook your interest PM me for more details and we shall see if we can’t sort something out before the weekend. I’m aiming for about half a dozen people to make this work effectively, but should the concept not draw the necessary interest I shall say in advance it will be dropped.
Welcome to Arabel! No need to feel butterflies, the Arabel community is pretty warm and helpful, especially to new arrivals so any questions just fish around and I’m sure you’ll find a friendly response.
My first encounter with Arabel was some seven years ago now when a friend of mine introduced to me to the DND world for the first time with wild and fantastic stories of this server. I came from complete ignorance to the gaming world to an obsessive compulsion to play in it.
Stick around, and I’m sure you’ll have a good time. Incidentally we have a chat room set-up where you can field your questions and speak to members of the community in real time, unfortunately I’m in a rush to get to work at the moment but hopefully someone following on from this post would be good enough to give you the link and relevant details to our IRC Chatroom.
Welcome! Any questions just shoot me a PM.
Depending on the response I get I am going to run a similar event as before in the next week or so. Again, as before, you will not require an application, merely PM me a brief of your character's background and a summary of their objectives.
Owing to IC events there is going to be a lot of conflict to be had with the Sheriffs in the foreseeable future, and ideally we're looking for Kreswell loyalists and/or Pro-Regime characters, although this isn't a requirement. So, if you're interested in joining the Sheriff faction, or have wanted to get involved in server plots or factions but for one reason or another have been hesitant to broach the application format this is ideal.
PM me now and we'll see what we can sort out.