I run roleplays of all manner of things. Often, as a GM, I must consider if the content of these roleplays exceed what would be appropriate based on the template set by the movie industry, mostly the PG-13 and R ratings. Typically, most RPs I run could fit in the PG-13 category, but sometimes I run games that most definitely do not, and must be considered R.
Now, when I run these RPs, I typically run them with characters like you would find in Die Hard or Rocky or any other movie that features complex villains who are doing what they want to for their own reasons. However, because most of these RPs take place on adult forums, I’m often inundated with character concepts that look like characters from a pornographic film: one dimensional, hyper-sexualized creatures that only want to have sex.
Forgive me, but if I read a plot outline for an adventure, describing a land of adventure and excitement, with traps, hostile natives, dangerous enemies from near and far, I’m more likely to think of Indiana Jones, not Jungle Fever 4. I know sometimes sexual elements crop up in these types of RPs, but they’re not built solely on moving from one sexual conquest to the next. Things flow naturally along until there’s a point where it makes sense to do so, not because you’re a walking prostitute.
I know this rant seems a bit silly, but I think we should stop considering Adult to mean sex, and meaning what it truly is: material we don’t want children to see because it’s overly bloody, sexual, and might make them actually think about the situation. So please, think of what it means to be an adult, and not just the idea that you’re old enough to have sex.
I’ve done plenty of online RPGs, even DMed a few meself, but either August 14 or August 21, I’ll be running my first, live, person to person roleplay. A Pathfinder game of all bloody things x.x
The story is simple. Players will vote who they want to support, the majority determines which way the group wants to go, and they create characters based on that decision. From there, it’s completely open ended. Support the King in Exile Matthew, who wants to prolong a war and is almost xenophobic in his crusade to create a wall to keep foreign invaders out, or support the crowned King Phillip, who is willing to let the war end and be done with it, but removed Matthew through his ties with the more covert arm of his intelligence services.
I can’t wait. I’ve got the map and some of the lore written, now I just need to start consolidating it. If it goes well, I might open the campaign up to skype, since I already have a nibble there :D
The fish has nothing to do with the contents of this post.
Right lads, here’s the skinny of it!
Made two changes directly to the blog. New background, new avatar. Also, changes are coming in how regularly I try to post. Tales of Adventure will be reset back to blank and will be chronicling the adventures of a rowdy band of heroes in an upcoming Pathfinder game I’ll be detailing shortly.
New stuff is exciting sometimes!
Also, for reference, the background is set to 1920 x 1600 so if you don’t see all of it, that’s why :)
Sorry I haven’t been here recently. My main desktop’s monitor has completely died and I am trying to find a decent enough replacement (read: better) monitor than what I have. I haven’t really posted anything here via the laptop because it’s old and I don’t want to push it too hard. Basically, just have faith that I’m going to attempt to get back on here and start doing awesome stuff yet again.
For now, here’s a picture of Deadpool being, well, Deadpool.