When you get involved in a story of your own, you basically make a post as one of your Characters, then another Player posts as one of their Characters, and so on. You keep exchanging posts, building up the story bit by bit (see the FAQ entry on roleplay etiquette for further advice).
You also earn Chips for posting in the Stories area - up to a maximum of 10 Chips per day - which you can use to create stores, banner ads, etc. But please don’t spam the site just to earn them, or you will be reined in.
|If you're transferring a character from the old site, you do not need to restart your story - just set up your profile and carry on posting as normal - click here for more info.|
Otherwise, if you're a new player, you should start by creating a thread in the Front Desk Lobby (by clicking Start A Story on the Home page - detailed help on this is below). Try to give a good description of your character and the reasons for their arrival at the casino. The more you tell us, the more tempted people will be to play with you - but please be patient while waiting for someone to greet you.
Either way, we strongly recommend that all characters go to the Front Desk and sign the Registry so we know all about them!
|Starting New Stories||To start a story, go to the Lacy Place Home Page and click Start A Story (under Quick Links).|
On the form that appears, first fill in the options on the left:
|Replying To Your Own Stories||If you’re already involved in a story, replying is easy. Just open the story page and scroll down to the very bottom. You might be able to tap the End key on your keyboard to jump there quickly.|
Here you must select a character on the left, and then enter your reply on the right. The Response box is for your IC (In Character) reply, while you can use OOC Notes for any Out Of Character comments you wish to add. In both cases] you can add special effects using BBCode - see the FAQ entry on Post Formatting for details.
Make sure you read the post(s) you’re replying to carefully and give an appropriate response that keeps the story moving forward (i.e. don’t just repeat what they said). For instance, we want to know what your character is thinking, saying and doing at that moment. Try to put some time and effort into your writing as well, especially if your playmates have done the same. Otherwise, if you won’t make the effort, why should they?
When you’re done, you can check your post using the Preview button, edit and preview it again if necessary, then click Save when you’re happy. You can edit your post at any time by opening the story thread and clicking Edit next to the post.
|Replying To Other People’s Stories||If you want to reply to someone else’s story, then the above process is still the same - but you need to be a bit careful first:|
|Deleting Posts||If you want a post deleted, please ask an admin to do so. For technical reasons we cannot give regular users the ability to delete their own posts, and we won't delete posts if doing so will destroy a thread for others.|