If you remember, we had a thread about this a few weeks ago. For those that missed it, we are designing a Holla Forums themed RPG that can be played in threads on this board. The purpose of the game is to provide a fun and cathartic way to get over sectarian infighting, and to educate newcomers about text formatting and input fields.
We finished a complete first draft of game rules and class descriptions, which can be found below. Please provide suggestions and criticism, and I will adjust accordingly. We will start a test campaign whenever post options and limits are fixed such that die rolling is re-enabled.
To play, follow each of these steps in chronological order.
DM makes a thread. They describe the scenario in which the campaign is taking place in plain text with italics for emphasis. This may include a discussion prompt. They also will link to a recourse with game rules, and class details: for now, that will be this thread. At the end of the OP, in CAPITAL BOLD TEXT they specify a TARGET PARTY SIZE (henceforth referred to as n) and TURN SPEED (henceforth referred to as t).
The first n anons to post their class in Bold text and either an image or a name in the name field to identify themselves, are in the game. If not enough anons want to play, then the DM can start the campaign early. For the rest of the game, classes will be indicated by corresponding flags. If flags happen to be unavailable for any given reason, ones class should be included in the name field. Self builds for snowflake ideologies are allowed as long as their abilities are reasonable.
To start the campaign, the DM will post COMMENCING CAMPAIGN followed by a brief description of the party, acknowledging each member. In the same post, the DM will introduce the first enemy and/or obstacle. Technical details about the enemy/obstacle (HP and attack type) will be at the bottom of the text in BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS.
Party members will take turns responding to the obstacle or enemy. Each class will have a set of abilities to use, which are yet to be determined. Their post will contain plain and/or green text comments which can have whatever content they like (ideological shitflinging is encouraged as long as it is not a distraction), followed by a bold text specification of what ability, spell or attack they are using. Spells will be cast in ==RED TEXT==. The player will roll a d20 in this same post (located in post options & limits). Even numbers will be hits or successes for attacks and abilities respectively. Hits will do damage equal to the number shown on the dice. Odd numbers will miss. If the player whose turn it is is offline or does not post within t minutes (or hours for slow games, which will probably be most games), the turn will pass to the next player.
If it was successful, the DM will respond with an updated description of the obstacle or enemy following the same format as 3. If it fails, the DM will respond with a consequence if it is an obstacle, or a retaliation if it is an enemy. They will roll a d20 in order to determine the damage dealt by the enemy. If a player is dealt damage equal to or greater than their HP, they will be excluded from the rest of the campaign. All classes have 50 HP by default, and begin the campaign at full health.
This will continue until the obstacle is overcome, and then step 3 will be repeated (with the exclusion of "commencing campaign") until the campaign is over.
DM may award increases in player level at the end of the campaign to MVP anons. Players may include their player level in their character details in future campaigns. This has no practical application.
Anything not specified by the rules, is up to the discretion of the DM. If the game is moving too slowly or too quickly, the DM can modify the turn speed by specifying a new turn speed in CAPITAL BOLD TEXT. The DM should include images that they think reinforce the themes and atmosphere of the current scenario. Throughout the campaign, reddit spacing and proper text usage is mandatory for all participants in order to maintain readability. All participants, including the DM, must use the name field to specify who they are. Non participants may comment, but they are respectfully asked to omit images, and to limit their text formatting to plain text and >greentext.
Class abilities will be posted as a reply to this OP.