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May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor posting in Role Playing: Discussion
User: rp_discuss (posted by jediknightmuse)
Date: 2007-01-15 18:02
Subject: Submit Prompt Suggestions
Security: Public
Tags:moderator post, prompts
This is the post where you can submit prompt suggestions for the prompts that'll get posted each week.

GOOD example:
Who is the role play character you've been playing the longest, and what three qualities do you like the best about them?

BAD example:
What size is your character's bra if it's a female?

If you only come up with one suggestion but come up with a few others at a later time, feel free to come back and suggest them.

Edit: Editing this post so that I can list all of the suggestions given by members, and also list the questions from another community I want to use. Do NOT answer these questions yet- wait until I've posted them each week!


Questions from writers_almanac:
-How did your characters get their names? Wait! Not how you thought up their names. You're just the creator; the small god. Somebody had to bestow your characters' names upon them within their own universe. Who were they, and why did they choose those particular names? Cover middle names, code names, married or maiden names, etc. if relevant.
-Tell us about the bad habits of your character(s).
-List your characters' dates of birth and places of birth. If you wish, you can give a small description of the place where they were born. The climate, what it was like living there at the time, that kind of thing.
-Do any of your characters have an old friend from their childhood? If so, what kind of a relationship does your character have to them? Are they best friends, do they treat each other like siblings, do they have crushes on each other? If none of your characters have any, invent one and give some small details about them and the relationship they have to one of your characters.
-Do your characters have pets? What are they? Did they have any childhood pets? If not, what might they want for a pet, or if they don't want one, why not? Any kind of companion animal qualifies - the faithful steed as much as the kitten.
-What are those little things that come to mind when your characters wish upon a star, or blow the birthday candles out, or kneel before the Goddess statue in the city temple, or toss a penny in the well, or do whatever it is they do to cast a wish? Do they wish for the same thing every time or different things?
-What's your character's favorite holiday? If you're working in a fantasy world, tell us about their favorite local holiday or feast day. If they don't have one, why not?
-Who do your characters envy, and/or for what reasons? Over which qualities or things? The object of their envy can be a specific person, in or out of story. Or it can be a trait or thing and everyone in general who possesses it. Or... whatever you think up.
-Say anything you like about your characters' hair. Or lack thereof, when appropriate. What color, texture, length, style is it? Where do they go to have it cut? How do they feel about it? How will it change as they age?
-A lot of people have recurring dreams, or favorite dreams, or terrifying nightmares. What kinds of things do your characters dream?
-Spiders, snakes, centipedes, cockroaches, etc.... how do your characters feel about them? Who digs them? Who doesn't?
-Do your characters have good luck, or bad? Are they superstitious, or not at all? Do they have any lucky charms? Do they believe in the notion of random chance, or do they make their own luck?

Member suggestions:
-Do you prefer to run a game or to play in it? Why? If you like both, what do you like best about each one?
-How long have you been roleplaying? How/why did you get into it and with what (eg D&D, online text based, WoW etc)?

Other (suggested by myself and various members of my community creativefantasy, and LJ friends):
-Which of your characters is most like you and why?
-How do you research for your characters, if needed?
-What are the greatest difficulties you find in writing your characters?
-Do you prefer writing about heroes, antiheroes, or villains?
-Which came first - the name or the character?
-What aspects of your personality do you see in your characters?
-If you could choose any actors to play your characters in a movie, who would they be and why?
-What song(s) would you choose as theme songs and why? Or, songs that inspired the character or reminds you of them.
-How would your characters translate into today's society? (Bard=wedding singer, etc)
-Describe your character (main or other characters) in three words
-Pick one theme song for a character or role play you participate in.
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Cluudle Wysteria
User: cluudle
Date: 2007-01-15 23:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Do you prefer to run a game or to play in it? Why? If you like both, what do you like best about each one?
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May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor: I write therefor I am- writing
User: jediknightmuse
Date: 2007-01-15 23:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:I write therefor I am- writing
Oooh, nice suggestion. ^_^
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Nicola Buckley: Empok Nor
User: ivymutant
Date: 2007-01-16 00:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Empok Nor
How long have you been roleplaying? How/why did you get into it and with what (eg D&D, online text based, WoW etc)?
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Lalalala Lana
User: flyingwild
Date: 2007-01-16 16:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
-Which role-playing medium (offline, message boards, LJ, chat, etc.) do you prefer and why?

-What sort of games (ie freeform, system-based, etc.) do you prefer and why?

-Do you prefer original games or fandom-based? If fandom-based, do you like playing within the canon story, a new story entirely that's just in the same setting, or AU?

(reposted comment because I thought of another :P)
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PrettyGothGirl
User: prettygothgirl
Date: 2007-01-16 20:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
If you run an RP, how do you advertise and or get new players for it?

What type of RP do you prefer, action based, social based, politics etc or a mixture of them, like a buffet?
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PrettyGothGirl
User: prettygothgirl
Date: 2007-01-16 20:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Found at the nexus from hit_people_guy

How do you pick up characters that you haven't played in a while? What do you do to get their mannerisms and moods back? Do you put them in single posts, invite people in in small amounts, or do you go full-hog and throw them into giant comms and pray?
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