This article is written by Silent Hunter, & appears in Phoenix Roleplaying‘s Jan 2015 newsletter.
‘Play-bys’, or as they are known on many sites ‘face claims’ are one of the most common practices in RPing; many bigger RP sites keep lists to avoid duplication (we keep an entry on our wiki ourselves). For those of you not aware of the term, this is picking an actor as the ‘face’ of your particular character, hence ‘face claim’. Continue reading The Art of the Play-by
In this post, I will be covering some more general points about sim creation, focussing in particular on Kvant, the Simulation Cup winning Firefly sim that I created for Phoenix in 2011. I’ll give you a description of that sim to help you get the idea:
Then the torpedo struck. A massive explosion threw him clear of the ship and over the side, tearing the small warship in two in the process.
The captain came to a minute later. As he floated in the Arabian Sea, he saw a flash in the middle distance. A streak of light climbed out of the ocean and turned north, dropping low and hugging the sea. Another flash followed a minute, doing the same.
At this point, he realised what the streaks were. Cruise missiles.