Teh Storm is brewing, producing a mixture of chaos and order that boils with possibility. And it is called the Game!!!
Storms Style of Play
In regards to the subject of this site and role playing in general, teh Storm is a Metagamist Role Player.
Urban Dictionary defines this style thus:
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The highest level of strategy in many complex games, metagame refers to any aspect of strategy that involves thinking about what your opponent is thinking you are thinking. Metagame comes into play in any game where no single strategy is dominant and opposing sides are aware of multiple strategies that can succeed dependent upon opponents' actions. In order to perform at the highest level, it then becomes necessary to think about what your opponent thinks you will do (which may depend on what he thinks you think he thinks he will do, etc.) and to make decisions based on clues regarding what level they are thinking on. This term is most commonly used to refer to poker and other complex card games, but is increasingly being used in relation to video games with complicated player vs player elements and even traditional sports.
Normally I would raise the flop with this hand as a semi-bluff, but I've been so aggressive lately that taking metagame into consideration I think he will go all-in with any pair, so instead I'm going to fold.
This guy thinks that I'm going to zergling rush which means he will waste resources defending early. Instead I am going to focus on resource development for mid game, and metagame will win me this match.
by dub-jay Oct 25, 2009 share this
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(v.) To act and speak as if you are the character you're portraying. To roleplay is as much about what not to say as what TO say. It means to keep your speech in the context of the setting in which your character (or avatar) exists. Context can be defined as both time and place.
Most roleplaying that occurs is in an online setting, such as an online game, a chat room, or a message board.
(adj.) A setting in which the act of roleplaying is strongly encouraged, or even enforced.
(v.) "Do you like to roleplay?" or "I'm trying to learn how to properly roleplay my character."
(adj.) "What are the rules on this roleplay server?" or "This is strictly a roleplay chat room."
by Zanriel Jul 28, 2005 share this
Metagamist Role Player (not a dictionary definition)
A style of role play where character is never dropped, even when combat and other threatening situations arise. Based almost purely on acting and "what if" scenarios, often involves split decision making in character and extensive notes on the persona and history of the character.
Dave (Strategist)- Fred, I'm down to three hit points! Heal me!!
Fred (Metagamist Role Player)- Carinith hears Xaldins cries of pain, and resolves to end this fight quickly that he may heal his friend safely. Out of game, Dave, Carinith is a crusader true and true, so he considers healing an after conflict event. Anyway, I'm casting Holy Smite, centered on me!
Ian (Munchkin)- Dude, my tiefling is right next to you! I will die and lose XP!
Fred- Yeah, but your a demon as far as Carinith is concerned, and he has a mental list of your uses in his crusade, and they are few. Besides, this was the price he said you had to pay for doing a priestess that I mentioned earlier.
Kevin (Role Player)- Dude, Carinith is an ass! This is combat, Fred, so stop being Carinith for one round and heal Dave, er, Xaldin! D'Artanian senses the danger to his friend Ian the Dark and moves to shield him!
Storms Style of Worlds
When teh Storm is at the helm, one should prepare for a world of strategy and conflict, where the world is in shades of grey and one must choose their shade. Storms world is deadly, and only the truly cunning and brilliant survive.
- The Worlds of teh Storm are organic. Things live where they thrive.
- The Worlds of teh Storm are Machiavellian. Politics as usual are usual, and intrigue is everywhere.
- The Worlds of teh Storm are deadly. Danger is everywhere, and even the mighty can fall.
- The Worlds of teh Storm are expanding and awaiting the exploration of those who dare.
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