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So, I'm preparing to open a new rp site. 


For context, I made the skin myself using a JCink base I found on a resource site. But everything else, from the forum rows and templates to the smallest things, I've coded myself. I'm not the best on the coding front, but I have the forum exactly as I want it. I've made all the webpages in the wiki, done all the lore (it's an AU historical site so that wasn't too demanding) and done all the canons and whatnot.  It's not quite ready yet, but it's super close.


And just to get this out of the way, I absolutely will be opening the site.


However, in the meantime, I've created a couple of characters, filled in their apps and actually started a couple of threads. With myself. Between my own characters. My reasoning is that I don't want to open a completely empty site (I'm solo admining so it is literally just me at the moment). I want there to be something on the site when people come to check out when I do open. But I have to be completely honest, I've been really enjoying writing threads with myself, between my characters. I also opened an NPC character, and worked him into the threads too. And, I've got to be honest, I'm enjoying these little solo threads so much that I'm in no hurry to finish them and open the site. Even though it's just me, writing with myself.


Is this weird, though? Do you think it's okay to write with yourself for a little while before you open? Collaborative writing is what got me into RP and I never considered writing alone before, I never saw the point and thought it a bit weird. 

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Honestly, I've done this a few times in the past myself especially when I open a site without any friends or people from a previous but similar site to already sign up an join before or at opening. In truth, its kind of a wait and see game for roleplays these days. A lot of people will bookmark it and watch to see if it becomes active or gets off the ground. Some brave souls will join it right after figuring out if they like it. However, have had so many people lurkering the site or the discord just waiting to join so having some activity already underway and examples of the type of writing they are likely to see on the site can only help.

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I don't think that's weird - I think it's bold. And honestly, it will make the game feel like it's not just a continuation of the original board. Plus, it might bring people in who aren't necessarily connected to the genre or the cliques that formed around it. I get the occasional problem with starting fresh, but I like the concept.  Overall, I think if you have a great idea, and know what you want to do, you don't need to stick to the people you know.


If you build it, they will come.

Longtime roleplayer with experience across multiple franchises and genres; though trending toward Sci-Fi.

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You enjoy it, that's what matters. Of course it's okay, weird or not. 😄 The thing about being weird is that everyone is weird in their own way and all of that is always okay. And I think it can only help. Maybe something I should try.

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