GameRef: Requests

Overview

The Request System is designed to facilitate communication between you and your Storyteller(s). It’s the partnership between Requests, Bluebooks, and the Dice Roller.

Site Location

For All Characters
Utilities > Player Utilities > Requests
For A Specific Character
Utilities > Characters > Character Name > Requests
OR
Utilities > Player Utilities > Dashboard, then select Interface for the character. From the character interface, Tools Requests

Request Groups and Types

Requests are organized by Groups (who they’re sent to) and Type (what they’re requesting). The following is a guide for WW5:

Request Groups

Admin
This group directs requests to the site and game administrators.
Rules Master
This group directs requests to the Rules Master for review.
Sanctioning
This group directs sanction requests towards all team members.
Character Type
These groups organize and notify staff what character type a request is for, i.e., Changeling, Fae-Touched, Mage, Mortal/+, Vampire, Ghoul, Werewolf or Wolf-Blooded.

Request Types

Volunteer Applications
(Group: Admin only) These requests are used to apply for a volunteer position on WantonWicked including Narrator, Request Monitor, Rules Moderator, Storymaster and Administrator. Open positions will be posted on the home page and in the forums. This request type also uses templates. (See: Templates below)
Action
(Group: Character Types) This request type is used to report work on an action or activity your character is completing. This can include projects, like crafting or research, or role play activities, such as spending resources or organizing events.
  • Possible Attachments: Bluebook, other Characters, Dice Rolls, Scenes
Bluebook
(Group: Character Types) This request type is used to keep staff informed of character activity that doesn’t necessarily require a response from staff. (See: Bluebooks below)
  • Possible Attachments: Bluebooks, other Characters
Crossover
(Group: Character Types) This request type is used to report significant crossover activity to the staff in order to keep them informed. This request might be used to report such things as a character discovering the existence of another supernatural type, being fed upon or feeding upon another character type in some way, forming a group or close alliance with another character type, witnessing the powers of another character type.
  • Possible Attachments: Other characters, Bluebook
Custom Power/Item
(Group: Rules Master) This request type is used to submit a proposal for a custom power or item (i.e., creative thaumaturgy, fetish, etc.). This request type also uses templates. (See: Templates below)
Feedback
(Group: Admin, Character Types) This request type is used to provide feedback on the site, a storyline or a game experience to the staff. Requests to report difficult experiences with staff should be directed to the Admin group.
Map Update
(Group: Admin) This request type is used to ask for the City Map to be updated with custom player content. This request type uses a template. (See: Templates below)
New Forum/Usergroup Request
(Group: Admin) This request is used to ask for a new player generated forum, i.e., for a player group such as a pack or coterie. This request should include the name of the group and the player usernames who are involved.
  • Possible Attachments: Other characters
Sanction
(Group: Sanctioning) This request is used to request the sanction or de-sanction of a character. See Sanctioning.
Scene
(Group: Character Types) This request is used to request a Scene from a Narrator for your character or character’s group.
  • Possible Attachments: Other characters
XP Recommendation
(Group: Admin, Character Types) This request is used to identify a player who should receive a beat. Commonly, PRP Storytellers would submit an XP Recommendation upon completion of their player run plot to request a beat be awarded to participants. It can also be used to highlight amazing role play or helpful behavior from another player.
  • Possible Attachments: Other characters, Scene, Bluebook
XP Spend
(Group: Character Types) This request is used to spend experience points on a character. It is recommended that multiple spends are listed in one request when possible.
  • Possible Attachments: Other characters, Scene, Bluebook, other requests.
Holiday Cheer!
(Group: Admin) This request is used to share appreciation for another player(s) during the holiday season during the Holiday Cheer event.
  • Possible Attachments: Other characters

Request Templates

Request templates are pre-formatted forms that can be inserted into a request in order to ensure that all the necessary information is submitted. Templates can be found by clicking on the template icon from the text toolbar in the request body:

Application Templates
Templates available include Administrator, Narrator, Request Monitor, Rules Monitor, Storymaster and Wiki Moderators.
Group Formation Templates
Templates available include Cabal, Coterie, Motley, and Pack creation.
Custom Power/Item Templates
Templates available include Creative Thaumaturgy, Fetish, Hedgespun, Pledge, Spirit, and Totem Creation.
Update Map
Template available to update City Map.
XP Spending
Template to format XP Spend requests.

Submitting a Request

  1. Navigate to the Request Tool
  2. From the main navigation menu: Actions > New Request
  3. Create your request by giving it a clear and appropriate title.
  4. Select the appropriate Group for your request.
  5. Select the request type.
  6. Provide a clear explanation of what you are requesting so that the staff member has enough to respond to.
    • Insert Template if necessary.
    • Add any Attachments if necessary: Click “Add Attachments” and from the new page: Attach > Attachment Type. You can add as many attachments as needed.
  7. Submit your Request:
    • If no attachments were added: Click the Submit button.
    • If attachments were added or the Request was saved without submitting: Actions > Submit Request

Staff Follow Up

  1. The staff member views your request on their dashboard. They can opt to Approve, Deny, or Return a request.
    • Approve or Deny - this will return the request to the player for them to close. This is so that a player can know what happened with their request.
    • Return - This returns the request back to the player to update for whatever reason.
  2. The ST can (and should) provide a note to the request when they take an action on it.

Resolving a Request

  1. Review and Close your character’s Approved or Rejected request.
  2. Update Requests that have been returned and resubmit: Attach > New Note to provide a response. Actions > Submit Request to resubmit.

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Bluebooks

The Bluebook is your personal character record, and where you keep track of your character’s achievements, progress towards goals, participation in scenes, and important events. For those familiar with “Character Threads,” this equates to the non-request use.

The Bluebook is located under Utilities > Player Utilities, then select Interface for the Character. From the Interface page, Tools > Bluebook > New

  • Click on Tools > Bluebook to view your Bluebook Dashboard.

The Bluebook Dashboard tracks the name of the Bluebook, status (if it’s been submitted with a request), the day it was Created On and when it was last Updated to help keep you organized, but it is recommended that you ensure the titles of your entries are ones that are meaningful. When attaching a bluebook to a request, you only have the titles to search by.

QWhat format should I use?

There is not a specific format that is required of a Bluebook, and in fact, it is very likely that you are the only person who will read most of your posts. You can make your posts a weekly list of things your character accomplished, a paragraph summary of every scene you’ve been in, a quick few sentences about something you want to remember, or even an In Character journal.

QWhy should I bluebook?

In general, you don’t have to. This isn’t a requirement of remaining sanctioned, however your individual venue Storytellers may require proof of justification for an XP spend. Bluebook posts can be attached to requests made through the Request system to back up your request. Note: Some STs (Mortal for example) are very interested in your bluebooking. Check your venue’s House Rules for specific criteria for bluebooking.

QCan I search the content of my Bluebooks?

Not right now, so its strongly recommended you keep this in mind when naming your entries as the name will be what is visible in the list.

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Request Best Practices

Action Requests - Dice Rolling

When submitting an action request which may involve dice rolling, i.e., an investigation or crafting roll, submit a request describing:

  • What it is you want to accomplish
  • How you want to go about doing it
  • Any applicable abilities or merits that you would like to employ

Do -not- make any rolls. The responding storyteller may not require a roll depending on what it is you’re attempting to accomplish, but if one is necessary, they’ll advise you on the pool of dice to roll when the request is returned to you as well as a target if applicable. Once you have this information, use the Dice Roller to roll and attach to your request before re-submitting it to find out what you’ve accomplished.

Resubmit your request even if you didn’t meet your target number or think you may have failed. A failure is still a result that may have effects on your character’s story.

XP Spend Requests - Formatting

When submitting an XP spend request, it is easier to ensure that staff don’t miss or become confused by extensive requests, it is recommended that the XP Spending template be used.

This template organizes what is being purchased, the cost, justification and which attachments are applicable for each purchase as well as ensuring spends are totaled accurately.