Please take the time to review the changes to our policy Player Run Plots (PRPs).
Staff has added a section on ‘Playing in Your Own PRPs’ to make our stance on it explicit. For your convenience the added text is show below:
Playing In Your Own PRPs
On The Lost Dominion, it is perfectly acceptable for a Player to have a Character in a Scene or Plot they are running. Most of our Players are here to roleplay their own Characters.
On The Lost Dominion, it is perfectly acceptable for a Player’s Character to be the ‘star’ of the Scene or Plot they are running. No one knows your Character better than you!
Why do we take this stance, which is contrary to the generally accepted MU* PRP format? Staff feels that the issue should be self-regulating.
Generally, the policy of either not being in your own Scenes or not “starring” in your own Scenes is to keep Players from giving themselves some sort of advantage. On The Lost Dominion, conferring any kind of game balance disrupting advantage on yourself is largely not possible. In addition, Staff feels if the Scenes you’re running are too rigid or scripted or other Players don’t have anything to do but watch your character Be Awesome, no one is going to want to be in the scenes you run.
If you are running a Scene or Plot either that your Character is in, or is about your own Character, remember that no one likes feeling like an extra in a movie. While the Scene or Plot might be about some element of your Character’s past or a goal of theirs etc., a good storyteller makes sure that everyone in the Scene is engaged and gets a moment to shine. Just because the Plot might be about your character doesn’t mean you can’t drag in elements from other Character’s stories to enrich your own.