starsteemer Posted August 11, 2017 Report Share Posted August 11, 2017 So i've searched around and so far haven't found any information regarding npcs, and you'd think npcs is a rather self explanatory concept. a non player character helps to propel the story, and is eventually forgotten about. but my question is a bit riskier than that. suppose you're in a roleplay with a group or one on one, and your characters come to a point where they need to interact with....dun dun dun... A CANON CHARACTER. this may be a silly or obvious question, as i'm new to the site and despite me poring over all the information i could possibly glean, there is a chance i missed something. or perhaps it is an unspoken rule? When your characters must make a deal with discord or visit princess celestia, what are the rules? the outline? is it allowed to fill the role of that character temporarily to propel the story, or is it permanently in stone that you MUST have an official representative of that big important npc? like do you have to put the entire roleplay on the backburner while you run and beg the nearest person roleplaying this character to make a brief appearance in the roleplay? If they say no and this character is necessary to the roleplay, what then? Is it possible to roleplay a canon character within a private roleplay extensively, without an official claim so long as you make sure all involved know you do not claim the character? What if what was intended to be an npc turns out to be a major player in the rp? personally, in past roleplays i enjoy adding a plot twist to the story by interjecting a character that flips things on it's head, reviving the passion and interest in the roleplay. my past partners have enjoyed when an npc becomes plot important, because it's unexpected and adds that something-special element to a realistic roleplay. in real life, you never know who all your players are or who's controlling the pieces. Now, this isn't to say i'm asking permission to do this at utter random. courtesy demands that rp partners be made aware and given the choice if they do or don't want an npc to become important. my question is if there exist certain guidelines i haven't seen, if npcs absolutely must undergo an application process, even if they are important to only one roleplay or plot. I may think of more questions regarding NPCs later but so far these are all the burning questions i can cook up. I apologize for making this long but i felt it was necessary to fully get my questions across in an eloquent and clear manner. i eagerly await a response. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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