Almost God: The Dolosus Moderator and Story Teller (almostgod) wrote in dolosus,
Almost God: The Dolosus Moderator and Story Teller
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Attention!

Hello, all,

This is the new dolosus moderator speaking. Most of you will have already received an e-mail from me, except for bole, moneyedmalfoy, shelostit, and weasleyr, who don't have any sort of contact e-mail listed. (Could you four leave a comment or something, or contact me at almostdolosusgod@yahoo.co.uk? Ta.) I'm making this post as well as sending out the e-mail, mainly because I wanted to discuss a few things as to practicalities.

First of all, Dolosus is a StoryLine-based RPG, which means that mod come up with a general StoryLine, such as "Ron is kidnapped by aliens. He must be rescued, and the alien warship must be destroyed", those characters who would likely be involved in this SL, or would like to be involved in this SL, then RP out the SL, filling in a lot of the "meat" of the story, but following the SL that the mod set out. Obviously, anything happening outside the main SLs is fair game, but major plot developments (kidnapping, death, wahetever) can only be "canonified" by the mod.

If you have any SLs to suggest, please e-mail me. I take requests. Gladly, even. And preferably with some fava beans and a nice bribe. (I kid, I kid!)

Secondly, the really technical technicalities. Since the RPing will be done among a number of people, a lot of whom are in completely different time zones, IM isn't really an option for SL RPs. The way I see it, we have two options:

a) The moderator makes a post to
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Hello, all,

This is the new dolosus moderator speaking. Most of you will have already received an e-mail from me, except for <lj user="bole">, <lj user="moneyedmalfoy">, <lj user="shelostit">, and <lj user="weasleyr">, who don't have any sort of contact e-mail listed. (Could you four leave a comment or something, or contact me at almostdolosusgod@yahoo.co.uk? Ta.) I'm making this post as well as sending out the e-mail, mainly because I wanted to discuss a few things as to practicalities.

First of all, Dolosus is a StoryLine-based RPG, which means that mod come up with a general StoryLine, such as "Ron is kidnapped by aliens. He must be rescued, and the alien warship must be destroyed", those characters who would likely be involved in this SL, or would like to be involved in this SL, then RP out the SL, filling in a lot of the "meat" of the story, but following the SL that the mod set out. Obviously, anything happening outside the main SLs is fair game, but major plot developments (kidnapping, death, wahetever) can only be "canonified" by the mod.

If you have any SLs to suggest, please e-mail me. I take requests. Gladly, even. <strike>And preferably with some fava beans and a nice bribe.</strike> (I kid, I kid!)

Secondly, the really technical technicalities. Since the RPing will be done among a number of people, a lot of whom are in completely different time zones, IM isn't really an option for SL RPs. The way I see it, we have two options:

a) The moderator makes a post to <lj-comm="dolosus">, and participants to the SL RP the SL in successive comments. Pro: SLs are nicely centralised. Con: People not involved in the SL might lose sight of it when it's pushed down on their friends page, and once there are more than about 25 comments, the LJ comments page starts looking like hell.

b) All participants in a SL make seperate posts to <lj-comm="dolosus"> each time it's their turn. Pro: everyone can follow the new SL developments. Con: This will flood people's friends pages.

Opinions? Alternatives I've not thought of?

The other question I need opinions on is about the characters' personal LJs. I feel it's a bit strange to have wizards use computers, and would like to switch to using them as if they were "real" (paper, and private) diaries/journals, and a place to post logs, etc. of RPs not related to an actual SL. Any thoughts?

That will be all for now. Thanks for listening to my rambling.

The Mod
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