, I've PM'd kac over at DBP to let her know I'm going to set up the Vampyre Story group play thread here probably late Friday the 24th.jessmom
, I've only done one group play myself, but here're the basics:
A group of people agree to start a same game at the same time, and one of the people sets up a thread for us to discuss the game in -- for Vampyre Story, that would be me.
As we're playing the game, we'll periodically pop into the group play thread to talk about the game, our feelings about it, etc. If we need help with something, it's a great resource! So that we don't ruin the plot for anyone who's not gotten as far as we have, we post those kinds of things in spoiler tags. So something like this:
Gah! I nearly had a heart attack when that clown popped up on the screen
or you could do something like this:
I'm stuck in the basement and
I've already clipped the flowers and put them in the vase, but it's saying I need water, and I don't know where to find it.
(Yes, making these up as I go along
would be in spoilers, because it would ruin the surprise for others if they hadn't seen that happen yet.
Those spoilers you see above look like this when you type it out:
[ spoiler]Gah! I nearly had a heart attack when that clown popped up on the screen[ /spoiler]
just remove the spaces in the spoiler "tags" for it to work properly. I recommend using the Preview function (to the left of the send button) the first time to make sure you typed it out right.
The first post of a group play thread explains how to do it so that anyone can join at any time -- even if they come across the thread months after the game has been finished by others!
And if you're interested in doing a Scratches playthrough this weekend, I'll set up a thread Friday!