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    Verad Bellveil
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  1. 1. The Odd Things That Happen Before Things Get Serious Do you want antlings?! Because this is how we get antlings! Emergency Leve Notice: An unfortunate structural flaw has led to the partial collapse of the Nanawa Mines tunnel as an Amajina steam engine and several cars worth of cargo were en route. The engine itself is currently trapped under rubble. Stone Torches and Amajina company engineers have been dispatched to ensure the tunnel is cleared and repaired to avoid interfering with delivery timetables and possibly to avoid laborer casualties, if feasible at a minimum of e
  2. This is exactly as much of an issue as your social anxiety makes it.
  3. Power-level is a vague thing and if the players are invested and you seem to be handling it fairly most people will let all sorts of weirdness slide. The larger problems are going to be handling the well-done narrative of a split personality villain in an interesting way. Some significant problems: 1. Frequently played not as Jekyll and Hyde, but as Hyde and Hyde's- Slightly-Less-Of-A-Dickbag Twin. That is to say, people play a snarky jerk normally, and then a snarky jerk who loses control and becomes even more of a jerk with superpowers. Do not do this thing. Give people a reason
  4. None of us have done any empirical research on this, so everything is basically supposition. That said, straight characters are probably a majority. Maybe a slim one for the reasons others have said above - players more comfortable engaging in LGBTQ characters as escapism on a fantasy server being the largest - but still a likely majority nevertheless. It's a pity the Daedalus Project is now defunct. It would have been nice to see some numbers in the 2010+ and outside of WoW. I guess OP's last post is the most telling. This could very easily have been another "Why can't I get anyon
  5. There isn't one. Everybody generally makes it up as they go along, and reactions to how they should be played or accepted depend on the individual. Some of them are like vampires, and that is fine with me. Others are not, and that is also fine.
  6. Bolded emphasis partly mine. I have to know why you think these two are connected.
  7. Scams, luck, and an extreme minority stake in Vesper Bay.
  8. Sure, but the IC circumstances that allow people to have good IC reasons to react that way don't suddenly make the people who are doing it any good at actually doing it, or weathering a daily barrage of this stuff any less boring or unfun.
  9. Apart from being more racist than your opponents, you can integrate comedy of the commons and start treating this exactly like the everyday occurrence it appears to be. You have heard all the same replies, so pre-empt the replies. Make up nonsense. Invent stereotypes that nobody would ever think to apply to Dotharl and act as if they are commonplace. Bluntly, people playing racist characters are all doing exactly the same thing, because there's only so many ways people playing racist characters can think of to be racist. Take notes on the commonalities and adapt to it.
  10. Be more racist than your opponents.
  11. In the interest of giving an example, I shall take one of my jokes and slaughter it at the altar of over-explanation. When I am not running a storyline, I put Verad in the Quicksand and have him sell junk to strangers. These are obvious pieces of garbage or amusingly weird curios which he passes off as "dubious goods." Most of these pitches are scripted in advance in some way on my part - I can get away with a lot of repetition because the population of the Quicksand is pretty fluid, especially given the high number of ERP alts. I will use one of my most common pitches as an ex
  12. You would probably have better luck on F-list, OP.
  13. Make the players laugh. Rely on third-party narration to highlight a contrast between what the character is doing and the events at hand. This goes against RP orthodoxy, which suggests that third-party narration is unacceptable, but you'll need it in order to keep people from thinking your character is just really weird and inappropriate.
  14. What is the value of sympathy points from strangers?
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