Story Threads

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Story threads (encompassing Dynasty Stories, Association Stories and My Player Stories) are threads in the NLSC Forum that follow the action of a user's Dynasty, Association or My Player game. They generally include game recaps, statistics and screenshots that allow gamers to tell stories about their accomplishments and memorable moments in a manner that is usually similar to coverage of the real National Basketball Association. Story threads are often maintained not only for the entertainment of others, but also as a creative outlet and personal account of memorable gaming experiences. They also provide a means of asking for feedback and advice on tasks such as training and roster management.

All story threads are posted in the Dynasty & Association Stories section of the NLSC Forum.

Common aspects of Story Threads[edit]

Story threads generally contain a mixture of the following elements:

  • Game Recaps
  • Boxscores
  • Player & Team Statistics
  • Season Standings & Playoff Matchups
  • Screenshots
  • Diaries/Blogs
  • Recaps and coverage of annual events (such as the Draft and All-Star Weekend)
  • Fictional Feature Articles
  • Fictional Magazine Covers

A thread need not include all of these features to be popular or successful. While some people have indicated they prefer threads that use a lot of screenshots, others have stated a preference in threads that place more emphasis on detailed recaps and creative writing.

Community Content[edit]

Another approach to story threads has been to include members from the community as players in the league, often replacing generated rookies. This concept usually provides a new challenge to the person playing the Dynasty while attracting interest from community members who are keen to see how their virtual counterparts will perform.