symz_damadd (symz_damadd) wrote in roleplayers,

Looking for advice and/or suggestions.

I am part of the admin team revamping an rpg forum and I thought it might be a good idea to ask other roleplayers what would attract/deter them from joining a forum. We have had to change ‘hosts’ and are considering making big changes to the board.

For example:

What do you look for from a forum rpg?

Does it matter if there is only one rpg on the forum, or do you prefer there to be more than one?

Do age restrictions (eg PG14) bother you?

Do you prefer 'Battle', or 'Freeform' rpgs?

Do you prefer board wide plots, mod assigned/cleared plots, or purely individual storylines.

Does the prohibition of selecting canon characters turn you off joining an rpg set in that canon? (Clarification: The background, powers, and organisations will be drawn from a particular canon, but it will be OC only. Canon characters may make 'Guest' appearances. eg. An OC could receive a text from an NPC canon character giving them an instruction. The canon characters still exist but cannot be played for legal reasons.)

Does the presence of a ‘chatbox’ or ‘shoutbox’ have any effect on your decision?

Do you like to see OOC discussion forums or posting games on a forum?

Do you have any other comments?

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