This is the IC RP thread for ShipTextRP! Only IC RP posts in here please!
Here is a brief summary of the rules:
What can you do? Anything that you can do in ShipTest (the game), and anything you can reasonably do in real life but for whatever reason isn’t in the code! Just make sure you have the resources to do it first, you can’t apply a burn patch if you have no burn patches. The ship’s inventory and everything else will be listed in the first post by me, and edited to update it any time it changes. I trust you, the players, to keep track of your own. You start with anything your role would typically start with, as well as clothing of your choice (but keep it to stuff that isn’t armor or space suits).
NPC controlling: This RP has a pretty simple rule about this. You control your own character. In order to make sure things go smoothly based on how the RP is styled, players can also control any NPC simplemobs that are stated to be in-play by the GM. I trust you all enough to do that. Just note that the GM must indicate they are present in order for you to control them. IE, the players can control simplemobs, but the GM controls the spawning. Sentients like NPC humans can only be controlled by the GM unless specifically stated otherwise by them. Players can obviously not control each others’ characters.
Skill Checks and Combat: When doing something that requires skill or effort, or trying to land a hit in combat, players must roll dice to determine the outcome. It is quite simple, really. When taking an action like that, @ the GM either on the Shiptest Discord server or the OOC forum thread. The GM will then take several factors into account, such as difficulty of the task, skill of the character, and any forces working for or against them. The GM will then tell the player, based on that, what type of dice to roll and how high they must roll to succeed. The player will use the Shiptest Discord server’s bot to do this. Simply type in “?dice [number of dice]d[type of dice]”, and the bot will roll for you.
PVP/E: You don’t need to ask the GM for permission to hurt or kill an NPC. However, other player characters are more plot-important. If you plan on hurting or killing another PC for any reason, ask the player in the OOC thread or Discord and get their consent first. Hitting someone and giving them a bruise doesn’t need consent, but killing them permanently or taking off an arm does.
Posts will be made in the following format, please make all RP posts in this format:
[Character Name], [Crew Role] - [Room/Location], [Ship/Station/Planet Name]
[Text of what you say and do]
Special lettering format:
“Quotation marks denote dialogue”
Unmarked text denotes action
Italics text denotes your internal monologue, what you think but do not say or do
“; Quotation marks including the typical SS13 radio channel beginning markers means you use that channel”
John Doe, Engineer - Engineering, ISV Critical Mass
I think I set up the supermatter correctly.
John put his hands on his hips and proudly smiled at his SM setup.
“; The SM is set up!”
This format of posting encourages longer posts than what most people may be used to in Discord based text RP, and also allows for us to post at times when not everyone is available, at the cost of going at a slower pace. If this doesn’t work out we can change at any time, though let’s try this format for now.
If you wish to join after the RP has already started, please DM @coleminerman#2687 on Discord for clearance first, it will make my life a LOT easier!