Nuju Metru Posted July 30, 2011 Share Posted July 30, 2011 (edited) Official RPG Planning TopicYour place to get feedback on RPG concepts Ever been interested in starting a Bionicle RPG, but wondered if your idea was any good? Ever had that perfect concept for a game, but never enough people behind the project to make it work? Ever needed somebody to bounce ideas off of for that amazing idea of yours? Well then, good sirs and madams, this is the topic for you! The one and only Official RPG Planning Topic is your place. It is what it sounds – this topic exists for the purpose of helping you think up, plan, create, and get feedback on your RPG ideas before you take them to the judges. How it works – you, the people of the forum, can post your ideas, however finished or unfinished they may be, in this topic. Let us take a look at what’s cooking, and then it’ll be our job to tell you what we think! Everyone has an opinion, and everyone’s opinions are welcomed, from the grizzliest Veteran to the greenest Newbie. If you’ve been posting ideas a lot, it’s your obligation to also give your thoughts on other peoples’ ideas – that’s how this works. Now, nice as this idea of sharing ideas and getting feedback is, we all know that things can always get a little messy. As such, some ground rules:BE NICE: I’m not going to say, “If you have nothing to say, then say nothing at all!” Because constructive critique can be negative, too. However, being blatantly destructive of another person’s work doesn’t help anyone – it just hurts that person and makes you look like a… well, like a something-that-doesn’t-belong-on-a-family-friendly-forum. Don’t be the mean one, or else we, the Staff, will have to be mean, too. That’s no fun.BE CONSTRUCTIVE: Of course, though, too much kindness is just about as helpful as too much meanness; that being not at all. Comments that just say “Great work!” or “OMGeezles that’s amazing 999/10!!!” are a waste of space. I know you can do better than that! Tell them the all-important why! What makes you like or dislike their work?DON’T TAKE IT PERSONALLY: This topic really exists to point out the flaws of your work, so that you can fix them for the contest. So, when someone honors their part of the contract, don’t get mad at them. That’s just silly. Most of the time, people critiquing your work don’t intend to critique you. If someone is making a personal attack on you in their post, the Staff will catch it. It’s our job. So don’t be pointing fingers. That’s just annoying.ANY WORK IS WORK TO SHOW: Even if it’s just a sentence or two outlining the basics of your plot and game play ideas, we want to hear it! So, for the rest of you critiquing the idea, don’t judge it or call it out negatively on its shortness. What is okay is to ask the person to tell you more, or to outline their ideas more in-depth. But bear in mind, some of the time, they won’t have any more ideas TO outline. This topic exists to fabricate and think up games. You have to start somewhere.ONCE IT GETS PERSONAL, TAKE IT OUTSIDE: No, I don’t mean that in some kind of fighting sense. What I mean is that, if your idea builds up some bounceback between you and one other person, stop using the topic! Take it to PM, IM, or any other one-on-one conversational outlet. This is really up to personal jurisdiction, when it’s time to take the convo outside, so we hope you’re responsible people. If it goes too far, Staff will politely ask you to stop crowding up the topic with your one-on-one chatter. That’s about it. Enjoy, gang! Your time to create is always now! Edited September 8, 2014 by GSR 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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