Well seeing as a few people were interested in my idea to have an open string story I thought I would throw around some ideas and try to set some ground rules before jumping into it. Any feedback is appreciated and welcome as we will try to make this enjoyable for everyone. First off I realize that the writing skills, styles and talents of everyone differ greatly. If this is to be a successful venture any who post on it must realize this. Therefore any criticsm or corrections of what someone else wrote will not be appreciated. Next we will have to tackle the issue of post length as some people may get carried away and make it their own, thus inhibiting the participation of the whole. I think that no more than roughly 200 words is a reasonable limit. Again this is open to discussion if you would feel more or less would be better let me know. Next when someone would like to introduce a new character, they must tie them into the general plot of the story itself, so as not to eliminate someone elses creation. As far as setting goes I believe to start we can use the basic formula for a fantasy setting. Magic, dragons, and so forth. As far as ideas on using a setting or characters from a published work, that can be done at a later time after we see how this one goes. I think that pretty much sums up most of the major points. If I forgot something that you think would be crucial please feel free to reply. For those who do not know what an open string story is I will explain. An open string story is a tale started by someone then added to continuously by other people. So I would start with the first post, then the next person would post what happens next and so on and so forth. After I get some feedback i will start it up, so let me know what ya think.