I have reached the conclusion that I don’t understand live roleplay. Not just systems you understand (I don’t think theres a single roleplay system I actually understand with the possible exception of GURPS and I suspect if I actually GMd anything in GURPS that would get added to the list of them that I really don’t).
We’re most of the way past the middle of a Yellow Sign system overhaul and all of the other refs know that I struggle with system…well I either struggle or ask really, really dumb questions. I like stories is the reason I ended up GMing, I kind of ended up reffing with the Yellow Sign almost by accident since what I really really liked was NPCing and then I got a bit involved plus if I turned up in costume at a YS Event it would get to the stage that players would be just waiting for me to die screaming.
But I don’t get what the issue is with playing characters continuously. Surely you have an adventure and then when that comes to an end it’s the refs discretion whether the next adventure is time/place consistent with your character’s return. Likewise if theres a system overhaul then it’s refs discretion whether some characters can just be remade.
Also if you have a uni roleplaying society then surely adventures and campaigns should run contiguous with term dates and then you can play a character for three years or a year or a term or whatever and once you graduate your character should get more DPC to NPC to make it fair on undergrad PCs?
Like I said I don’t get Live and I’m apparently a ref. Apparently. I don’t think most of the players believe that one actually. Maybe thats why I want to throw offal at them.
I think I am edging closer and closer to wierd by the way.