I came up with a idea for the rules, the addition of some suggestions for better role-playing. They aren't rules, but things we'd like to see. I know there are plenty of things to add, but I can't think of them all on my own.Z wrote:This is an old thread from the MSN group, circa 2004, but I thought it was worth transferring.
I forgot one I was thinking up earlier, but I do have another that's been bugging me for awhile.
Love at First Sight
I've seen this happen in a lot of RPs. In fact, I would say Gale is quite guilty of it. A character sets out in the world, and they meet a member of the opposite sex--sometimes it's the first one they meet, or just an especially attractive one-- and they fall head over heels for them. Honestly, it's rather annoying. Sure, it's one thing if you meet an attractive woman or man and your character starts lusting after them, or becomes infatuated, but it's another thing when you're out looking for a partner for your character. If you want your character in a relationship, don't make them fall in love with the first hot piece of ass that walks their way, but give them a chance to develop the relationship. I am so sick of hearing a character think, "What is this strange new feeling I have?" shortly after meeting a potential lover. And you know, relationships can really restrict a character when they have their partner tagging along on their heels (just look at Mia and Fou). So give your character some time to grow and enjoy the single life!
Any other suggestions?