This Group's Rating...   Posted by Captain William Kenward.Group: 0
Captain William Kenward
 GM, 90 posts
 The Narrator/Storyteller
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 20:41
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I know Tolin asked me in PM about possibly upping this group's rating. Would the group at large like to see it go Mature or Adult, assuming there's nobody here under 18?
Ensign Ufn'mm Glodojupel
 Arcadian, 5 posts
 Transporter Chief
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 20:49
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I'm cool with the rating going up.
Master Chief Jedza Dorbo
 player, 14 posts
 Denobulan
 Chief Engineer
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 20:59
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No, I won't play if it goes to adult.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:01, Sun 04 Feb 2018.

Captain William Kenward
 GM, 91 posts
 The Narrator/Storyteller
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 21:31
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In reply to Master Chief Jedza Dorbo (msg # 3):

Thank you. Given that I want this to feel like a classic Trek series, just done as a freeform RP, Mature is the highest I'd prefer to keep it myself. I'm flexible enough that if the bulk of the group really, truly wants to go to Adult, I will, but I suspect most won't actually want it to go that high.
Master Chief Jedza Dorbo
 player, 15 posts
 Denobulan
 Chief Engineer
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 21:37
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I don't mind tasteful handling of romance, in Trek they did get down and boogied a lot. But it was classy. Plus being married its more her spouses showing up but she is not sexually suppressed or such if they go to Risa she will have fun being from a sexually mature species.

But post coital cuddling and romance and relationships are good things and common in the various series and no DISCOVERY is not Star Trek, its not real and I pretend it doesn't exist. :P
Cmdr. T'Rani
 player, 68 posts
 Vulcan, Commander
 First Officer
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 21:55
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With regard to Adult-themed games... I have mixed feelings about them. But that's purely my problem, and I'll deal with it on my own.

Not that I'm criticizing, or discouraging anyone else from doing anything, but I tend to find myself skipping over the steamier scenes in Adult-rated roleplaying games. And in my own narratives, I prefer to fade-to-black when/if such situations arise, with a scene cut to the next morning/day.

Let's be frank: writing a gratuitous sex story is a form of exhibitionism. I (the player) am not entirely comfortable with having my most intimate personal thoughts available for all the world to see, even if I'm wearing the mask of a fictional persona at the time. You may not know it's me, but I do, and that's enough to keep my inhibitions intact.

Likewise, reading a fellow player's steamy scenes is kind of like peeking in on your neighbors doing it, and voyeurism isn't really my thing, either. Watching porn or reading published erotica is somewhat different. That stuff is made available to all by someone I've never met and am not likely to ever encounter and who is not aware of me, personally, seeing it thus offering a greater level of anonymity. Plus, I only do so in private. (TMI? Sorry...)

If that makes me sound prudish or hypocritical (i.e., I talk the talk but don't walk the walk), bear in mind that I'm not at all opposed to anybody else's posting or perusing. But it would require several stiff drinks before I would loosen up enough to do so myself.

TL/DR: I vote "No" on re-tagging this game Mature/Adult.
Ensign Kaper Dolonus
 player, 5 posts
 Medusan Ensign
 Conn Officer
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 22:18
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I could go for Mature but changing to adult is probably going to be more hassle than its worth.
Lt. Cmdr. Dala Simri
 player, 147 posts
 Orion, Lt. Cmdr
 Chief Science Officer
Mon 5 Feb 2018
at 03:12
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I wouldn't object to an A-rating, but I also wouldn't ask for one. I'm old enough, I'm in Adult games, and I say each to their own. I haven't RPed a sex scene myself, though I don't object to trying, but the times I've been close, my character has been uncomfortably pressured into it. RPed sex scenes need mature (not merely old enough) participants and separate threads to keep it discreet and so others don't have to read if they don't want. There's always a risk of an untended Adult game becoming just about hooking up and getting off.

The forgotten other side of the Adult rating is extreme violence and gore, and I don't want that.

OTOH, a Mature rating could be good. I know I have a habit of making jokes or side scenes about Dala's sex life that might be better off under an M rating, though I try to keep them clean. If I've pushed the line previously, then I'm sorry.

So, my preference falls toward Enterprise (implicit sex jokes and non-graphic nudity) than Discovery (explicit sex scenes and gory torture) or the planned Tarantino-led Trek movie.

What a world we're in, now that Enterprise is no longer the worst Trek series. :o
Captain William Kenward
 GM, 92 posts
 The Narrator/Storyteller
Mon 5 Feb 2018
at 03:41
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As I said, if we were to go higher than General, my own preferences would be no higher than Mature. Trek doesn't really *need* explicit sex scenes, even when it wants to be sexy. Personally, I'd say if you want to do an explicit sex scene in-character, take it to PM. As for the other side of things, honestly, explicit violence and gore really never had a place in Trek prior to Discovery, and honestly, I really can't see that as canon, either.

Truth be told, Dala, you may be our 'show's' Ms. Fanservice, but no offense, I don't personally think we need explicit loving detail of every portion of your anatomy.
Lt. Cmdr. Dala Simri
 player, 148 posts
 Orion, Lt. Cmdr
 Chief Science Officer
Mon 5 Feb 2018
at 03:43
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We'll save it for our imaginations. ;)
Eclipse
 player, 1 post
Mon 5 Feb 2018
at 03:51
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I think the highest we would need to go is mature if nothing else just to be on the safe side as I have been in non rated games where even though the players had no problems the site mods did, also this does give us all more leeway with language used IC just in case.
Ensign Ufn'mm Glodojupel
 Arcadian, 6 posts
 Transporter Chief
Mon 5 Feb 2018
at 04:12
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That poor dabo girl left tied up in your room. Shame on you Dala. Kidding of course. Also, in case anyone was unaware, if you want to do explicit sex scenes in PMs they have to be outside of the game. If they are in the game the GM still has to moderate them to the level of the game and gets in trouble if they do not. I would really hate to see one of the moderators pop through and shut us down because we missed that section of the rules.