Heh - those ideas are funny, Calypso.
And typically naughty...
Ha! What exactly are you trying to say here?
I think this is a good idea. Taking on roles and acting them out. Here are some suggestions to make this better into a reality. Depending on the scenario and environment needed, a small Theater could be built near Recall. Depending on what wants to be roleplayed there may be a scene already in place in the theater for individuals to use. RPL's of course could always lead the session's individually and issue out Award points. But any two players could decide to go to RP and take on whatever roles they wish. You could even in terms of RP change your names. Sure if the log reads, "Calypso says, '....'." You could always just do a Replace All to replace Calypso with The nun and the other player with another. And then truncate the log so it has just the important stuff and post it on the board. The truncating part I think would be up to the players themselves to receive compensation. The RPL shouldn't have to do it because they would be the ones encouraging the sessions typically and doing a little more of the planning and laying out of the scenario.
Sum it up:
Make a theater with different scenes as rooms for acting. (Could do this like the hotel in Quixotica)
RPL's do not have to lead the session, players can start session's on their own.
If RPL leads session, the player can receive some Award points for the session alone. More if they make a proper log.
If two players do a session together, one of the players must make a proper log for either to get award points. Where the one whom makes the log gets more.
All of these logs must be posted the for Roleplay forum here. (An imm or RPL can post after the RP log that they have awarded points and the actors no longer should get them)
I like the idea of having a RP theater in Recall area. We have plenty of bars set up around the realms that are specifically for RP. It would be almost no effort at all to make a theater in build port. Could make several rooms but have the first room be scripted to take a word command that teleports the player to the right room, and in the process, make it look like you didn't leave the room but that the stage setting changed.
Blah blah room description. Blank room and an empty stage. Blah blah. There is a SETTINGS MENU to help you decide what setting to choose for your next performance.
In order to change the setting of the stage, simply type "Setting: <selection>" to set the stage. Your choices are below:
Meanwhile, the player types "Setting: Restaurant" and is teleported to that specific room, but all the player will see is a script:
Suddenly several stagehands scurry around, dragging props all over the stage.
Sounds of chattering fill the room as the technicians discuss proper lighting.
The backdrop is pulled down to cover the back wall of the stage.
The stage is ready!
Player will have to type look in order to see the new room. "force look" won't be part of the script, thus giving it the feel of transformation rather than teleportation.
Blah blah room description. Romantic restaurant setting, candles, blah blah, food. Blah blah more room description
*make all the rooms exit to the room south (or whatever) of the theater
Doing this not only adds to the RP of it all, but it also helps prevent a stray wanderer walking into a session without meaning to.
I am hoping that if I start RPing with players a little bit, they will start RPing on their own without me. I agree that they should post logs in order to get points if a RPL/Imm isn't present. And I am also hoping that revamping the point/reward system will encourage players to give it a try. And in the meantime, I can get more familiar/comfortable with RP myself and become a better RPL.