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  • In-Character Posting


    Stormwolfe

    In-Character (IC) posting and tagging lies at the heart of any roleplay, no matter the venue it is played on. Sagas is no different. We want to encourage everyone to write. It can be free-form (i.e. solo posts about your character), one-on-one threads, multi-player threads, whatever suits your current plot bunnies. We do not concern ourselves with word counts beyond asking that players cut off JPs at around a 1,000 words and start a new reply (not a completely new thread).

     

    Sagas offers two methods of in-character posts.

     

    Post-by-Post (PBP)

    This is the most common style of forum RP posting. It simply means that each player in a thread replies to the previous post(s). In this style, our forum software is very user friendly as far as sending notices and allowing for tagging specific people.

     

    Joint Posts (JP)

    Everyone in the Player member group has post editing access so that they can write their posts in JP format. The benefit of JPing is that it allows for shorter responses and makes the thread flow more smoothly if the posts have a lot of direct character dialogue in them. In this style of play, a player edits their character's response into their writing partner's post. After around 800-1000 words, they would start a new reply (not a new thread). This allows both player to accrue post content counts.

     

    There is a downside to writing in JP style on our forums. The system will still send an alert for the @[mention] but it will not flag the thread / post as having new responses unless the players remember to click on bump topic. For this reason, we suggest that you post your tags in our #jp-tags channel on Discord. That way, everyone sees that the thread is actually progressing.

     

    Create Your Topic

    1. Choose Create from the main menu - or -
    2. Go to the forum where you want to post and click on Start New Topic.

     

    Fill in the Topic Fields

    • Site Tags Field: These are additional short descriptions of your thread. These tags are searchable using the site's search feature. They display in the topic listing in the forum.
    • Prefix: You can choose one of the tags to display in front of your topic's title. Actual location is always a good one to use here.

     

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    Note: If your post is from the point of view of an NPC that does not have a character profile, you can use The Old Ranger (a shared NPC) or use your OOC Account and add "Storyteller Post or NPC Post" at the top of the post.

     

    Since The Old Ranger will show as @Stormwolfe since she created the profile, you can sign the post at the top or bottom with your OOC Name so we all know who is posting as The Old Ranger.

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    Replying to Tags

    Please see the screenshots below for replying to tags (posts).

     

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    Note: If your post is from the point of view of an NPC that does not have a character profile, you can use The Old Ranger (a shared NPC) or use your OOC Account and add "Storyteller Post or NPC Post" at the top of the post.

     

    Since The Old Ranger will show as @Stormwolfe since she created the profile, you can sign the post at the top or bottom with your OOC Name so we all know who is posting as The Old Ranger.

     

    If you don't like using Quick Reply, you can do it the old-fashioned way!

     

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About Sagas

Sagas of the WIld West is a roleplaying game set in a fictionalized version of the town of Kalispell in Montana territory. Our stories begin in 1875 and are set against the backdrop of actual historical events.Sagas was inspired by the classic television and movie westerns. Our focus is on writing, storytelling and character development.

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If you are already a member of our Discord server, click the image and it will take you directly to Sagas' server on Discord's web app. If you would like to join our server, click the invite link on the left (bottom of sidebar).

Site Credits

Founders: Stormwolfe & Longshot

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