Help with RP Preferences System

  • I'm in the beginning stages of making an alt-history horror game that would offer a simplified roleplaying preferences system where one can earmark different types of scenes or roleplaying tropes and in-scene roles. Players could choose whether they're a) seeking or b) avoiding those parameters, and the preferences could be searched. (Since the comparison is inevitable, yes, it's basically kinks code for regular RP scenes.)

    It would also offer an "active" scene style that the player is wanting seeking, that would last for the duration of a login; when you disconnect, it would reset for next time.

    What I'm looking for is suggestions of your favorite scene styles and in-scene roles. I've got some ideas in my head, but I'll never be able to come up with a comprehensive list alone.

    Since I'd like to make the code available to others, it doesn't have to be limited to just the kinds of scenes that would make sense on the game I'm building. Feel free to include scenes or roles that wouldn't make sense on a horror game.

    Example Styles/Tropes

    • Action
    • Adventure
    • Comedy
    • Crime
    • Drama
    • Horror
    • Mystery
    • Occult
    • Romance
    • Social
    • Thriller
    • Tragedy

    Example Roles

    • Storyteller
    • NPC Support
    • Hero
    • Villain
    • Damsel
    • Sidekick
    • Foil

  • @sibermaus I have something along these lines coded up in mediawiki; poke me tomorrow and I can pull it up if you think it will help. (Holiday chaos continues.)

    ETA: Got a break from holiday chaos. The rest of what's on this site got abandoned ages ago and such, but the prefs listing and info is temporarily up here:

    ETA #2: This mediawiki preference code setup is currently grabbable for anyone, really. Just let me know, and do not claim you created it from whole cloth yourself if you do use it, kinda tired of that happening. It has a fair number of moving parts, so if you need help with it, feel free to ask.

  • @surreality Thanks, that'll help me get going.

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