Player-Run-Plot Policy

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PrPs (Player-Run-Plots) are a very important part of the gaming world, especially in themes where the world is very big and the story can be very broad. PrPs allow players to tell their own stories, have adventures, and experience life changes on their own time table and without the need of staff STs. PrPs are the primary drive of MdN.

A PrP can be as simple or as complex as a player wants. A player may decide to run a day-long event of leading a protest on the steps of city hall or robbing a bank. They may just as easily want to run a week long trip into the underworld to uncover a lost treasure. All of these are fine! In fact, staff encourage this!

Naturally there are things staff expect players to do before they embark on these new and awesome adventures. Players will need to submit a +Pitch with a summary of their plot. In most cases this is no big deal, but it's important to let staff know so they can make sure that two events will not cancel one another out, conflict with other ongoing plots, as well as to make sure that the event fall within the theme of MdN..

Before running a PrP players should submit a +Pitch with the following information:

  • When will this event take place and how long is it expected to last?
  • Where will the event take place?
  • How large is the PrP intended to be?
  • Will it be a small gathering of friends, or will it be a large scene held in public?
  • Determine whether this scene will remain an intimate event, or does it have the possibility to snowball into something larger?
  • Will NPCs be involved?
  • Will this event require the police to respond?
  • What are the risks associated with these events?
  • It is important for players to remember that ICA=ICC.
  • What supernatural elements will you be dealing with outside of the characters?
  • Will you be dealing with any supernatural beings?
  • Does this require a specific supernatural NPC?
  • Are there any supernatural items involved?
  • Please provide as much information as possible. If you are going against an NPC antagonist, you will be expected to provide information about them. Be sure that you don't skimp out on the information, since staff need to know the above things to make sure that the theme is properly represented. They also may be able to help by offering advice or suggestions.

    If, after asking these questions, you realize that your scene may result in a very broad or encompassing chain of events, staff ask that you reach out and discuss this. It never hurts to bounce ideas off someone else.

    And finally, remember that deaths matter! Even NPC deaths! Dead bodies showing up, or people going missing, will almost always garner media and police attention. Keep this fact in mind when it comes to particularly violent scenes. As a PrP lead, players have the responsibility of ensuring that In Character Actions will lead to appropriate In Character Consequences.