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01 October 2006 @ 01:13 pm
50 RPs FAQ  

  1. What is the challenge in this community?

    You and a partner write a series of RP scenes between two characters that you have chosen. Each of the scenes will exemplify one or more of the theme prompts given. When you finish all 50 (Heavyweight Challenge) or 10 (Lightweight Challenge) scenes, you can start a new challenge, either with the same two characters, or different ones.

  2. What if I want to do this on my own?

    Then join a fanfic challenge community. The two of you should work collaboratively, playing together to tell a story. While you can do the odd solo scene, the majority of the scenes posted must include both of you.

  3. Can I have more then one partner?

    You can have up to three characters involved in a single challenge. A threesome would involve three different 'muns' or players, and the majority of the scenes should include all three. I think more than that would be unwieldy as a result, but if you and three friends really want to do this together, email me.

  4. How many challenges can I participate in?

    Each player can be involved in up to three challenges at a time, involving different combinations of characters. You can even play the same character in all three, if you want.

  5. Oh no! Someone took my favourite character in their claim T_T Can I have him/her anyway?

    Don't fret! So long as your partner plays someone different, so the pairing is different, the same character can be played by as many different people as want him/her

  6. Can I do crossovers/AUs/whatever?

    Yes! Any pairing of any character you wish, canon, original, crossover, etc. are allowed, and you can set the pairing in any world you can imagine. Go to town!

  7. Are the scenes interrelated?

    All of the RPs you write in response to a single set of themes should be related to one another. The scenes don't have to be posted in chronological order if you don't want to, but they shouldn't contain contradictory events and/or information. The scenes written by different people, however, don't have to be related in any way (though if you want to make it all part of a larger universe involving many people, feel free).

  8. You said something about an introductory/index post. What's that all about?

    I highly encourage each pair to post an introductory post, with an index. The post would include any information a reader might want to know about your RP world. For example, if your characters are part of an AU, or are original characters, tell us about them, so when we read your scenes, we'll enjoy them all the more! The index could be a list of themes, or just a list of the scenes you've done, so that someone coming along and wanting to read about your characters will know what order to read them in. You can make the post immediately after claiming your pairing. Such posts will also be added to the memories.

  9. Do we have to write smut/romantic relationships?

    Definitely not. If you get a theme that seems to imply smut, feel free to get creative (Nudity? That could be a shower, or an embarassing accident). Obviously the two characters have to be willing to interact with one another enough to complete the challenge, but there's no reason why their relationship needs to be anything more than platonic.

  10. Can we do real person roleplay/j-rock band roleplay/any other kinds of roleplay involving real people?


  11. Do we have to post all of our scenes to the community, or can we post them in our usual place and just link back?

    I don't have a problem with doing this. All I ask is that you DO make a post in the community, with a link to where your scene is placed. Otherwise how will anyone get to read them? Also, I ask that that post have the same header information and be set up the same way as a regular post, but instead of doing an lj-cut, you can just provide a link to the scene.

If you have any questions that aren't covered here, please comment below, or email the moderator at chichirinoda at gmail dot com.
Beloved Voices: *SPARKLE*beloved_voices on October 12th, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC)

How do we contact you to ask about affiliating with your challenge community?
Chichiri no da: Atobe - WTF?chichiri_no_da on October 12th, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
LOL, er, the best way is to email me ^^ chichirinoda at gmail dot com ♥
Beloved Voices: Death Note Lovebeloved_voices on October 12th, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Beloved Voices: Out-thinking youbeloved_voices on October 18th, 2006 04:36 am (UTC)
A couple more questions:

If I want to drop my claim for some reason, how do I do it?


If I drop my claim and later want to try it again, am I allowed to pick it back up?
Chichiri no dachichiri_no_da on October 18th, 2006 04:56 am (UTC)
If you want to drop your claim, go to where you claimed it in the first place, reply to my comment saying that you're dropping it, and I'll remove you from the list.

You can pick it back up again, just by claiming as if it's new, so long as no one else is already playing that pairing. ^_^ If you've dropped one and you want it back, when you claim it again, let me know that you've already started it, so I know not to create a new memory category again.
Beloved Voices: Breaking Freebeloved_voices on October 18th, 2006 05:03 am (UTC)
Thank you! That clears up both my questions, and makes me happy, as I'm having quite a lot of problems on one of my claims, but vastly enjoying the other two, and would like myself free to start a third that I can enjoy, but pick up the one I originally claimed at some other time.

I want to do it. I just have a mental block currently.

Also, thank you for the quick response! I TOTALLY didn't expect this to be answered until next week or so!
Chichiri no da: Atobe - In the Showerchichiri_no_da on October 18th, 2006 07:07 am (UTC)
*giggles* Well, I haven't left yet. I got the email and figured I'd answer it before I forgot. Leaving tomorrow morning ♥
Beloved Voices: Breaking Freebeloved_voices on October 25th, 2006 02:56 am (UTC)
Where does this go?
Not sure where we should post to let you know we're done, but...

petermaxwell and I are FINISHED! You can find all the links to the various parts of our LW2 challenge here.

Chichiri no dachichiri_no_da on October 26th, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Where does this go?
Hmm, I guess the best place is just to drop me a note on the claiming post (in the same thread where you claimed your pairing) so if people are scanning it they'll see it there, and I'll see it when I get the email *grins*
Chichiri no dachichiri_no_da on October 26th, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Where does this go?
Oh, and congratulations!!
Beloved Voices: Beautiful Smilebeloved_voices on October 26th, 2006 05:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Where does this go?
Good to know, and THANK YOU!

*beams* We had a lot of fun doing this.
Starry: Keyblades are Kinky!starry_nights88 on November 5th, 2006 02:49 am (UTC)
I have a question:

1.)Every theme has to include both members of our pairing, we can't have another character and one of our characters rp a theme and not include the other?

Chichiri no da: 50 RPschichiri_no_da on November 5th, 2006 02:57 am (UTC)
Good question *grins* You can include just one out of the two of you in a theme and do a solo scene. However, I'd encourage you not to just split the themes between you and do them all that way, since this is an RP-writing challenge, not a fic-writing challenge. *grins*
Starrystarry_nights88 on November 5th, 2006 03:00 am (UTC)
Okay, thanks.

I was just asking because my partner and I are having someone 'guest star' in our set of themes to rp as another character to cause some juciy drama for our set of themes. And we were just wondering.
Chichiri no dachichiri_no_da on November 5th, 2006 03:07 am (UTC)
Hey, that sounds like fun to me *grins* My rule of thumb is that you can have as many other characters involved as you like, so long as the focus of the series of stories doesn't shift away from the main two characters.
Starrystarry_nights88 on November 5th, 2006 03:09 am (UTC)
Oh, it shall be fun~! Me and nin_kennero are using people from out beloved rp...the other two Mods, *is shot dead*

And, I'll keep that in mind, it'd be awful if it did. *huggles RoxasSora*

Thank you once again~!
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Chichiri no da: Gakuto - Pensivechichiri_no_da on November 13th, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
I think that as long as you guys can keep stuff straight, it's OK to do things out of chronological order. Since there will be big spaces of time between scenes, it should be easier than if they're all in a row over the course of a week.

I, er, hope that actually answered your question?

And as for your second question, that's perfectly OK! I'm actually doing the same thing with one of my claims (which reminds me I really need to post that scene we finished...)
thebipolarcat on December 22nd, 2006 05:24 am (UTC)

Saw this in modly_advice and it looks like fun! I'm waiting to see if my usual rp partner is up for it, but in the meantime, I have a question.

We've been playing our characters for a few years now and I have rp logs from all of our 'sessions'. Would it be against the rules to use some of them in the challenge? ::giggles:: It would probably be like cheating, though, huh? Well, just had to ask.
Chichiri no da: Inui - Just a Sipchichiri_no_da on December 22nd, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC)
*snickers* Well, I think it would be kinda like cheating (Heck, I have characters that I could probably easily go through old logs, pull out the right 10 and have the challenge sewn up instantly, too...which doesn't make it much of a challenge)

On the other hand, realistically it's not like I'd know, unless you told me, lol. So it kinda depends on whether YOU think it's like cheating XD
Dante Shapiro\\thezebraskin on December 23rd, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)

(This is me on my char's journal). It does feel kinda like cheating xD Besides, where would the challenge be? We decided to start over anyway, since it's been so long since we last rped these two.

This comm was such a good idea! We're both really excited about it. ^^
Skeren Dreamera: Cloud- Oh myforgottenlover on April 15th, 2007 05:15 am (UTC)
I have a question! Lets see if I can phrase this clearly.

Me and the partner considering this tend to play more characters than just our chosen pairing when we play. Social interactions with others, guest characters pulled into things, but it's mainly about the primary two and we do that usually when both characters are in the same space together. Is that okay, or do any characters but the claimed two have to be played by other people entirely?
Chichiri no da: Atobe - Snapchichiri_no_da on April 15th, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC)
Yup, that's totally fine to bring people in and play them, so long as overall the storyline is about the primary two ^_^ I do that a lot, too, when I'm roleplaying, and often it's basically impossible to do a plot without doing that.
Skeren Dreamera: Anko- happy sadistforgottenlover on April 15th, 2007 07:32 pm (UTC)
We figured we'd make sure since it didn't say anything about it. ::grins:: Thank you.