Pretty straightforward. Basically you've got someone who outlines a story. Each player has their character they create, and then the "host" pretty much creates a story around them.
Once, I created a game that took place in a high school where the most popular girl in school was found murdered. And I had each player react to her death and then would like, private message them with like, fake e-mails or a "text message" from her phone (in character.) or haunt particular people with reoccurring dreams. And then they'd realize in game that they were all having the same dreams. Nutty stuff.
You try to come up with story beats and try to lean folks into certain plot threads, but basically it's a fun way to write creatively and come up with a cohesive story with someone else.
Dude, I would LOVE to write this kinda shit with you. It's a perfect way of developing screenwriting and general character creation. If you'd be cool with it I'd be honoured to do some writing for this, and take a side character role in it or something (if that's how it works?).
I don't have a prior knowledge of Teen Titans – but I've done screenwriting and creative writing and I'm fresh off finishing a character model module in uni. I'm digging this whole thing. I love the idea of the characters (as members) reacting to situations. I'm happy to do some homework on this if it means I can do a bit of story work for it.
No worries on this teen titans game. There was some heat in this section of KMC a few weeks ago of folks who wanted to get any kind of game going, spearheaded by yashi. She's all about role playing like this. But the interest wasn't sustained. Maybe if we can get a really rad game idea we can drive up some business
I'm totally new to all of this, but I like ideas behind it a lot. I do plenty of my own work in my own time, so you can think of me as a hired gun: I'll fire in any direction that I'm aimed. If you or Immy want to come up with some core concepts, I'd be far more than happy to create some situations and plot lines for y'all. I never realised the potential for creativity that RP holds – as soon as I saw you involved in it though, I knew it must be worth something.
I enjoy writing weird fiction, stuff with horror elements, sci-fi, magic realism fantasy, whatever, you know? Plots and situations that allow characters to develop on their own – I'm a big believer that the characters write the plot, essentially, and this is kind of a pure expression of that. Hit me up a PM or anything else or just in this thread and me, you and Immy (totally coining this nickname) could brainstorm some ideas or something.