Hello! I’m Sagantine, and I used to run and participate in PbP (we called 'em ‘play by forum’, which actually seems redundant considering that they were on a forum) on the SUSD forum. I juuuust started a game there, not sure how many made it over (and would like to continue), but the players are:
Other people are welcome to play, as player characters or as NPC-style guest characters. I’m opening it up in order to get things started here, feel free to drop in!
My style of play is very story-focused. I like to make extremely detailed environments and NPCs that like to talk. I like the world to feel real, and allow independent exploration without penalties. I do, however penalize two things:
NPC behaviour in players - player characters must have a reason to stay with the party, and goals that aline with the party’s goals. Even if your character’s central motivation is ‘become my own legend’ they must also believe, for as long as you are playing them ‘I do that through being in this party’. Otherwise, they are simply an NPC, and are controlled by ME. This is, after all, a social game.
Murderhobos. Normal people in my world are shocked and appalled by needless killing and are extremely unlikely to fight to the death. People are morally grey - what is right and wrong is black and white. Basically, newtonian physics applies here, in all areas.
I haven’t 100% settled on a campaign setting. I always make them up from scratch. What is everyone feeling? High fantasy/low? Dark ages? It’s gonna be in the wheelhouse of D&D style fantasy, obviously, because I don’t have time to retool classes etc.