My roommate introduced me to a D&D podcast called Dungeons and Daddies about a group of dorky suburban dads who get transported, along with their kids, to D&D land. Anyway it's fun, hilarious, the story is well done, etc.
But something they do at the start of every episode is something called Dad Facts. Each player lists off a dad fact about their character, something about their interests or history or personality, that the other characters would have known but "off camera" rather than having all these details RP'd out. After all, your characters in games spend a LOT of downtime together in between scenes, this sort of stuff WOULD have come up.
So, now, just about EVERY RP game I'm in has incorporated Dad Facts, including ones where I and my roommate are the only ones who've heard the damn podcast. Some players don't even know why we CALL them "dad facts", but they still run with it.
Anyway I recommend it to every RP group. NOT right away, if your characters have JUST met, because some of this shit just flat out won't be known until after you've already had that downtime together.
Some of mine are big and revealing, some are as simple as "Zenrae doesn't like eating fish" or "Theria only drinks sweet wine and otherwise finds alcohol offputting" - little moments and traits and stuff you want to get out there but haven't been able to. It helps you flesh your own character out, helps you get to know the other characters better, and helps RP along SO. MUCH. I have used others' dad facts to help RP in game and I can't stress enough how fun that is
And I swear in my groups I tried, like, two whole times to coin a term OTHER than "dad facts" but nope. Dad Facts is sticking.
Heyo! This is a little different from the posts I usually make because this time I'm here to advertise a group text rp I've been making with friends
Your Time to Debut is a yttd-inspired roleplay server where contestants apply to be part of an allusive up-and-coming reality show. Fame, fortune, and the opportunity of a lifetime is promised to the grand prize winner! Contestants will compete in a cut throat competition to the top, all for the chance of making their dreams come true.
But...…unbeknownst to the contestants, a sinister motive lurks below the glitz and glamourous exterior... 'a cut throat competition' might be a little more literal than initially anticipated.
Care to find out more and possibly apply? Come join the discord server and take a look around!
relating to Gonta again and how people kinda baby him despite the fact that he's probably a genius, I just wanted to let you know that in a group rp I'm in, Gonta singlehandedly overthrew an entire monarchy. My point is that I think we should have more Gontas that are capable of fucking up entire monarchies instead of making him like. A child every time.
“Tell me more, tell me more-”
I don’t usually post digital art in here, but bunny is so precious that makes me forget my lazyness... I still have some sketches left to finish, maybe I will post them later!
Listen, we don’t appreciate Tommy‘s rp enough. And I don‘t even mean his ability to switch in and out of character like it’s nothing, or the way he‘s able to find the perfect balance between playing deeply emotional scenes and cracking jokes. No, but especially how he just gets to people and I mean not only to the audience but especially his co-streamers. No one, not even Wilbur is able to pull people into lore like Tommy does, but he doesn’t only carry them along HE LIFTS THEM THE FUCK UP. Tommy gets people like Tubbo who sometimes has trouble getting into character to holding a touching monologue ending on their famous “Who am I without you?” - “Yourself” scene. Tommy gets emotional responses out of Technoblade who himself admitted that he wants to keep his rp rather lighthearted when he replies to Tommy‘s accusations with his “I am a person” line. Tommy bounces off of Wilbur‘s very strong roleplay like he has never done anything else. Tommy might be treated as the main character of the DSMP but despite that Tommy doesn‘t steal other people’s spotlight, the contrary, really: he‘s the biggest supporting character. Just like his habit of checking up on everyone IRL. He wants his friends to shine.
The misfit cast of a one-shot of the dialect system my friends and I played last summer. We played as a doomed Martian colony in the years after losing contact with Earth, in a social climate of political dissidence, alienation, conspiracy and religious zealotry. To the surprise of absolutely no one, it ended in absolute fucking tragedy and completely over the top gay angst.
The mother of Mars, and the death of them all. Hippie turned cult leader, preaching the colony’s inevitable unity with the red planet, and at the end, brings it by her own hands.
The colony’s last qualified medical practicioner, and the martyr. Not a qualified therapist, but hasn’t bothered correcting anyone on that. Infiltrates the cult and seduces Juno in a last attempt to stop her plans. She falls in love with Rigby too late, but gets to die in her arms.
Black market trader and profiteer. Has little loyalty for anyone but her loved ones, and as the state of the colony worsens over the years, goes from making the most out of the situation, to trying to assure the survival of the few people she cares about. In the end, she fails to convince them to flee. She chooses to die with Doc.
Head engineer, and their last figure of authority. Old friend of Juno, parent figure to Lackey, and carries the weight of the colony as it all starts to come down. In the end, they die in a last attempt to save just one more person, as Juno opens every airlock of the habitat at once.
One of the colony’s three rover pilots, and the survivor. Young, idealistic, and fiercely loyal to Napoleon, but begins to keep dangerous secrets once pulled into Rigby’s opportunism. As conflict grows, she has more more hope and trust to lose than anyone. In the end, she is the one to lead the handful surviving colonists away from the habitat’s hollow remains.