I'm playing with ideas... Trying to flesh 'em out. Humor me while I do so. I haven't RPed on Pokecharms in ages, mainly because I always find myself too busy/stressed out to keep up with my threads, but I'd like to try my hand at getting back into it for Gen V. Problem is, I'm still just as busy as usual, and I'll probably be just as stressed out when it comes to keeping up with stuff. That's why I'm trying to figure out ways to alleviate the issues holding me back from joining in. One idea I've been contemplating is this: a completely open-ended RP. Whether there would be one main central plot I'm not sure, but the topic would allow people to drop in and drop out as necessary - given that they wrote their characters in and out in an acceptable manner. To give the RP some focus, it'd probably take place in the Unova region once B/W were released in NA/Europe. Members of the RP would have a lot of freedom, and brand new or pre-existing characters would be fair game. You'd interact with other RPers as you usually would, but there wouldn't be any strict sign-ups or limits to how many people could actively contribute to the topic at any given time. The only rule would be that if you could not reply within, say, a two week period, you'd be encouraged to write your character out somehow so the topic could continue in your absence. Rejoining later on would be fine. For something like this to work, I'm almost considering having someone do weekly or biweekly chronologies, detailing major plot events that had occured, so that people who didn't have the time to read through everything in the topic wouldn't have to. Not sure if that would be necessary, but it's an idea. Anyways, yeah. That's about as far as I've gotten with this, and I guess in a way it could be considered a "newbie RP" - assuming newer RPers strived to write at the Pokecharms standards of quality. Have any of you guys ever attempted to run a thread this open? If so, what worked and what didn't? Even if this would be brand new to you, comments and ideas are appreciated.