I used to roleplay on Tumblr a bit, and pre-determined character sketches were a common thing there: you would have to choose from a list of characters with already assigned names, appearances, and basic personality traits who all fit into the plot in a certain way. It may sound bad to roleplayers who are used to having free reign on their character's creation, and take pride in their character's originality, but it's actually not as bad as it sounds in my opinion - you still have free reign on your character's development beyond the basic frame and the way one person goes with that character may be completely different from how another person would choose to form them. The benefit of it is that everyone fits neatly into the plot, and it's easier to start because no one has to fuss about figuring out relationships and how their character fits into the grand scheme of things. And every character starts out on an equal playing field of development, so there won't be one character sheet with one-word fill-ins and another character sheet with several paragraphs and pictures. Everyone's character is equally described and equally important, and it's easier for players to get integrated into the plot and figure out how they want to express their role instead of fighting for that role to begin with. I kind of want to start a roleplay with these pre-determined roles, but I'm afraid that if I do no one will want to join because no one's interested in being forced to use pre-named, pre-described characters. How opposed to this idea would you be, and for people who know the group roleplaying atmosphere of Iwaku better than I might - do you think this kind of roleplay could ever have enough interest and activity to be successful? Be honest, I'd rather not try and start that kind of roleplay to begin with than put the effort into starting it and failing completely. Thanks!