Extra Credit Thread.   Posted by The Watcher.Group: 0
The Watcher
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Tue 11 May 2021
at 01:26
Extra Credit Thread
Some games have a carrot-and-stick approach to player motivation.  This game is all carrots! :-)

Player or character inaction is never punished but only interaction is rewarded.  There will be rewards for completing tiny OPTIONAL tasks beyond the mere contribution of posting for your characters.

Some of these rewards will be tangible Masks system assets (Potential, Influence, Team, etc.), others will be intangible (character relationships, game secrets, the enduring awe and admiration from your fellow players and GM).  Some Extra Credit assignments will have a time limit and others will not.

ONGOING EXTRA CREDIT:

PLAYER DESCRIPTION:  One Potential point for those who have filled out the player form and posted it into their profile.  Just plain kudos to also have posted the finished form into the OOC thread.  Most of you have already done this.  There is no time limit.  I reprint the form below for your convenience.

quote:
Nickname:
Gender/Pronoun:
Nationality/Location:
Online Time:
OS/Browser:
Text Background:
Anything Else:


CHARACTER BLURB: At the end of IC Thread #0, The Marvel Method, players are invited to wrote a sentence to a paragraph introducing their characters to newcomers.  This is like a high concept or elevator pitch often found on the first page of the character's title in Marvel Comics.  We will post this to the Recap Page in time.  Many of you have done this.  There is no time limit.

This message was last edited by the GM at 07:46, Wed 12 May.

The Watcher
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Tue 11 May 2021
at 01:58
First Extra Credit Assignment - Just reply IC...
First Extra Credit Assignment:  To get that first Pavlovian bell response going, this is an easy one.  Simply post In-Character at least once by the post deadline of Midnight, May 16 GMT.  Future Extra Credit will usually require a little more than that so get this low-hanging fruit while you can. :-)

If you do, you will get one point of Potential, Masks version of experience points.  Five Potential points let you advance your character.  And you can spread your Potential among multiple characters if you don't want them to grow up too fast.

Bonus Potential will be calculated when it is actually time to make characters formally using the Masks system.  If you miss the deadline, there will be a make-up session later.
The Watcher
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Tue 11 May 2021
at 07:31
First Extra Credit Assignment - Just reply IC...
There are two more Extra Credit assignments in the Polls and Debates thread.  Who runs your school and where is it?  There is a time limit so get to it. ;-)
The Watcher
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Wed 12 May 2021
at 02:15
First Extra Credit Assignment - Just reply IC...
I am adding two more Extra Credit Assignments for now.  If all of the current Extra Credit Assignments are done, the character will get a new Advancement for their character.

The first is to post in the Beloved Ghost character thread with your thoughts and or votes.  In the future, I may not make such a special thread for just one question.  But I am learning.

To recap, the Beloved Ghost is a team member who we only know in flashback.  BG has left the team for perfectly mundane or horribly tragic reasons.  Who is BG and why did they leave?  You tell me.


And the final Extra Credit Assignment for now:  You had an adult Team Mentor, an established Marvel character or someone new.  They have also left the team, like Beloved Ghost.  How were they and why did they leave?  You tell me.

The deadline for Potential points is Midnight, May 21, 2021. :-)
The Watcher
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Thu 20 May 2021
at 07:36
First Extra Credit Assignment - Just reply IC...
As mentioned before, the game will now dispense with formal rewards.  No Prizes, gratitude and bragging rights are the treasure for those who add a little extra to the game.  Perhaps that is as it should be.
The Watcher
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Thu 20 May 2021
at 07:41
First Extra Credit Assignment - Just reply IC...
If you have an idea of a link/website/URL that is worth sharing for this game, list it here.

Don't worry about style or formatting.  Eventually, this links will all be collected and formatted more nicely. :-)

I will start with one.

Masks by Magpie Games - https://magpiegames.com/MASKS/
The 'official' site for the Masks RPG.

This is just one example of how a link could be presented.  Go ahead and just paste the actual URL (the part that usually begins with "http...") outright.  It saves on formatting, the site activates the link and the URL is displayed outright for those who print these pages.

I look forward to what y'all add... :-)
The Watcher
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Thu 20 May 2021
at 08:10
First Extra Credit Assignment - Just reply IC...
If there is someone with a graphical bent, here is a project.

Could you find a large political map of the Earth.  By a political map, I mean one with national borders and cities emphasized rather than natural features such as mountains and lakes.

And then could you mark the map at each city where a player lives.  This would be a wonderful visual representation of how cosmopolitan this game is.

There is only a No-Prize and party gratitude for this.  Go ahead and say here if you will undertake the project.  I hate to have multiple people working on identical projects when just one generous player will do. :-)
The Watcher
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Thu 20 May 2021
at 08:16
First Extra Credit Assignment - Just reply IC...
Here's a possibly fun assignment for any player.

Make a graphical logo for your character, host and link to it.  This also shows me a grasp of your technical skills and aptitude (talent and desire) for such things.

Great sources for logos are

Font Meme Text Generator - https://fontmeme.com/comic-fonts/
You are not limited to the Comic fonts by any means.

Flaming Text Logo Generator - https://fontmeme.com/comic-fonts/
I like the Retro logo myself but you choose what you want.

Cool Text - https://cooltext.com/Logo-Design-Comic
The Comic logo maker (with some slight modification also works)

This is optional.  Do it only if it appeals to you.  You can post your work here in Extra Credit, the Bullpen or anywhere. :-)