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RockSauron
01-19-2009, 01:00 AM
I have been thinking lately of a Role Playing Game for the forums- however, not an RPG, but a role playing game, in which we each take the part of a character, and write that character's story in such of a larger world.

We have already had one a few months ago, so if you wanna see how it would work out, check here: http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3273

So yes, essientally it will be a story that we all write our character's view from.

So, anyway, we need ideas on what to base our role play on, and people interested.

Ideas for Theme
Sci-Fi
"Heaven vs Hell"
Alchemy War

Interested Members
RockSauron
Code
BassDeluxe
Chaz'OSkulls
Awesomemans
Sage
BloodFlameX
Moleynator
Creative
TheArmedReaper

Just post if you're interested in taking part, and give some input on what you want the theme to be :).

BassDeluxe
01-19-2009, 01:02 AM
Oooo, me! Hmm, I've really no idea what the theme should be though. Maybe Heaven vs. Hell? (You vs. Stix)

Edit: Sci-Fi would be great too.

UmJammerSully
01-19-2009, 01:18 AM
Yep, I'm definetly interested. I think you must have missed it but I posted an idea in the spam can that I think is definetly original at least. I'll elaborate a little more now.

Okay, everyone that plays takes part as an 'alchemist'. Each alchemist has their own unique skill that they have honed. For example, I could be The Wind Alchemist who has the ability to create gales and tornados or perhaps The Tasty Alchemist, who has power and extensive knowlege over all cake. That part is all down to the imagination of the player.

The entire role play is set around a massive tower, which legend says holds a magnificant treasure on the uppermost floor. What it is? Nobody knows, but every alchemist around the world is scrambling up this behemoth tower and facing the dangers that lie within it at the hope acheiving fame, wealth and glory.

The required sign up details would be something like this:

Name: Master Fud
Alchemist Title: Lord of Confectionary
Speciality: Cakes, buns, scones and ecclairs.
Bio: Master Fud is a commited baker and loves to put smiles on peoples faces with his wonderful cakes. Blah blah blah.....
Reason for climbing the tower: A rumour spread in Master Fud's hometown that the legendary tower's treasure is the ingredients for the perfect cake left by a legendary baker. So he shoots to the top blah blah blah you get the idea...

What do you think?

RockSauron
01-19-2009, 01:21 AM
Yep, I'm definetly interested. I think you must have missed it but I posted an idea in the spam can that I think is definetly original at least. I'll elaborate a little more now.

Okay, everyone that plays takes part as an 'alchemist'. Each alchemist has their own unique skill that they have honed. For example, I could be The Wind Alchemist who has the ability to create gales and tornados or perhaps The Tasty Alchemist, who has power and extensive knowlege over all cake. That part is all down to the imagination of the player.

The entire role play is set around a massive tower, which legend says holds a magnificant treasure on the uppermost floor. What it is? Nobody knows, but every alchemist around the world is scrambling up this behemoth tower and facing the dangers that lie within it at the hope acheiving fame, wealth and glory.

The required sign up details would be something like this:

Name: Master Fud
Alchemist Title: Lord of Confectionary
Speciality: Cakes, buns, scones and ecclairs.
Bio: Master Fud is a commited baker and loves to put smiles on peoples faces with his wonderful cakes. Blah blah blah.....
Reason for climbing the tower: A rumour spread in Master Fud's hometown that the legendary tower's treasure is the ingredients for the perfect cake left by a legendary baker. So he shoots to the top blah blah blah you get the idea...

What do you think?

Sounds interesting =D.

I just put it up there as Alchemy Wars because I have no other idea how of what to call it :/.

Anyway... meyep.

UmJammerSully
01-19-2009, 01:22 AM
Sounds interesting =D.

I just put it up there as Alchemy Wars because I have no other idea how of what to call it :/.

Anyway... meyep.

Well there's no war at all so I'd say something like "Alchemy tower" would be more accurate, or "Alchemy adventure"...?

Bah, I don't know.

Code1337
01-19-2009, 01:24 AM
Sounds like Fullmetal Alchemist to me, but very cool at the same time. What the heck, Fullmetal Alchemist is awesome, so of course it's awesome. /blah blah blah

UmJammerSully
01-19-2009, 01:26 AM
Sounds like Fullmetal Alchemist to me, but very cool at the same time. What the heck, Fullmetal Alchemist is awesome, so of course it's awesome. /blah blah blah

Other than the word alchemy, it's nothing like Fullmetal Alchemist in the slightest. O___O

I'M ORIGINAL, DARN IT. ALWAYS.

Edit: My apologies. What I meant to say was thank you for that fine compliment.

Code1337
01-19-2009, 01:33 AM
Yep, I'm definetly interested. I think you must have missed it but I posted an idea in the spam can that I think is definetly original at least. I'll elaborate a little more now.

Okay, everyone that plays takes part as an 'alchemist'. Each alchemist has their own unique skill that they have honed. Same as in Full Metal Alchemist :/ For example, I could be The Wind Alchemist who has the ability to create gales and tornados Alphonse Elric uses this after he gets out of the armor or perhaps The Tasty Alchemist, who has power and extensive knowlege over all cake. That part is all down to the imagination of the player.

The entire role play is set around a massive tower, which legend says holds a magnificant treasure on the uppermost floor. What it is? Nobody knows, but every alchemist around the world is scrambling up this behemoth tower and facing the dangers that lie within it at the hope acheiving fame, wealth and glory. Very similar to the philosophers stone. >_>

The required sign up details would be something like this:


I still think it's similar to FMA, but w/e, still awesome.


An update for my space idea.

We'd all be members of different starship crews where we would all go around doing Star Trek style missions. We'd form our crews and each crewman would have like some sort of special thing they do. And of course, Lightsabers.

Details need some working out, but that's the bare idea.

UmJammerSully
01-19-2009, 01:41 AM
I still think it's similar to FMA, but w/e, still awesome.

Touche...

In which case I'll role play as Edward Elric, the Fullmetal Alchemist who is climbing the tower in hopes of finding the philosopher's stone. An alchemic device that has the power to return his missing limbs and his brother's body that was lost in a failed transmutation to revive their dead mother.

lol jk

BassDeluxe
01-19-2009, 01:52 AM
That gives me another idea. The one anime to ever beat FMA, imo, is Death Note. I think that could also create a great game. Though idk if people here are clever enough to make a game like that.

qrtda235566
01-19-2009, 02:01 AM
OMG IM INTERESTED. We should do sci fi. Where we ride magestic cows through space, and shoot lazer cheese at eachother.

Sage
01-19-2009, 02:32 AM
I wanna join. Is that all that I have to say right now?

RockSauron
01-19-2009, 02:34 AM
I wanna join. Is that all that I have to say right now?

All you HAVE to... unless you wanna take part in deciding what type of game it'll be, but yeah, you can just say you wanna be in and that's that then.

Sage
01-19-2009, 02:35 AM
I like the Heaven vs. Hell theme, sounds cool.

BloodFlameX
01-19-2009, 02:42 AM
I have been thinking lately of a Role Playing Game for the forums- however, not an RPG, but a role playing game, in which we each take the part of a character, and write that character's story in such of a larger world.

We have already had one a few months ago, so if you wanna see how it would work out, check here: http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3273

So yes, essientally it will be a story that we all write our character's view from.

So, anyway, we need ideas on what to base our role play on, and people interested.

Ideas for Theme
Sci-Fi
"Heaven vs Hell"
Alchemy War

Interested Members
RockSauron
Code
BassDeluxe
Chaz'OSkulls
Awesomemans
Sage

Just post if you're interested in taking part, and give some input on what you want the theme to be :).

I'm interested, Maybe just plain Good vs Evil thats always fun :p

If so... I will be EVIL!

Code1337
01-19-2009, 02:43 AM
An expansion on my Sci-Fi idea.

Space... The final frontier...
These are the voyages of the great explorers.
Their continuing mission:
To explore strange new worlds...
To seek new life; new worlds...
To boldly go where no one has gone before!

/geek

Welcome to the Academy! Lets go over some basics. First things first, you'll need to fill out that sheet. In the first spot, you'll fill out your name. In the second spot, you'll tell us your gender. That's whether you're a boy or a girl. In the third spot is appearance, that's what you look like. In the 4th spot, you'll tell us what race you are. What race you are determines what you'll look like and how you might act. Of course stereotypes aren't always true. If you are a human, you can do almost anything that doesn't require super powers! If you're a Lolfai, you're pretty magical. You don't even need a spaceship to survive in space. You'd look kind of like a human, but with an aura. If you're a Girdon, you're probably a very evil person, but you're going to have immense physical strength and look like a lizard. Poalji are octopi that are really smart. In the 5th slot, you can fill out what your special ability is. Are you a genius engineer? Can you shoot fire from your fists? It's all up to you.

Factions:

The Dawn

The good guys of the galaxy, these guys defend colonists from evil creature who would like to hurt them. They are lead by their Commander in Chief, Barack W. Bush, a human. Be good doer and join them!

The Underground

The mafia... in space! They are currently lead by several crime families. Namely the Icidems, the Amabos, and the Notnilcs, all humans.They specialize in gambling, killing those in debt to them, stealing... etc.

One Humanity

This is a racist group of humans who thinks that humans should be the only race in space. They are lead by their leader, the Reruf, Moldof Mitler.

The White Tigers

A group of aliens bent on destroying humanity. Lead by Deric Z, their immortal leader who changes color. Also, their uniforms are awesome.


So yeah, that's pretty much it, unless you want to have a spaceship, in which case you'll need to just give it a name and a description/picture.

Character Sheet:

Name:
Gender:
Appearance:
Race:
Special Ability:
(V =Optional things= V)
Faction:
Spaceship Name:
Spaceship Description:

RockSauron
01-19-2009, 02:46 AM
I go with Code's idea, and his plan of having people named Barack W. Bush and Moldof Mitler!

...

May need to change some factions though :/.

Code1337
01-19-2009, 02:52 AM
I go with Code's idea, and his plan of having people named Barack W. Bush and Moldof Mitler!

...

May need to change some factions though :/.
Yeah the factions stink. That's what I get for doing everything at once...

BloodFlameX
01-19-2009, 02:52 AM
an expansion on my sci-fi idea.

Space... The final frontier...
These are the voyages of the great explorers.
Their continuing mission:
To explore strange new worlds...
To seek new life; new worlds...
To boldly go where no one has gone before!

/geek

welcome to the academy! Lets go over some basics. First things first, you'll need to fill out that sheet. In the first spot, you'll fill out your name. In the second spot, you'll tell us your gender. That's whether you're a boy or a girl. In the third spot is appearance, that's what you look like. In the 4th spot, you'll tell us what race you are. What race you are determines what you'll look like and how you might act. Of course stereotypes aren't always true. If you are a human, you can do almost anything that doesn't require super powers! If you're a lolfai, you're pretty magical. You don't even need a spaceship to survive in space. You'd look kind of like a human, but with an aura. If you're a girdon, you're probably a very evil person, but you're going to have immense physical strength and look like a lizard. Poalji are octopi that are really smart. In the 5th slot, you can fill out what your special ability is. Are you a genius engineer? Can you shoot fire from your fists? It's all up to you.

Factions:

the dawn

the good guys of the galaxy, these guys defend colonists from evil creature who would like to hurt them. They are lead by their commander in chief, barack w. Bush, a human. Be good doer and join them!

the underground

the mafia... In space! They are currently lead by several crime families. Namely the icidems, the amabos, and the notnilcs, all humans.they specialize in gambling, killing those in debt to them, stealing... Etc.

one humanity

this is a racist group of humans who thinks that humans should be the only race in space. They are lead by their leader, the reruf, moldof mitler.

the white tigers

a group of aliens bent on destroying humanity. Lead by deric z, their immortal leader who changes color. Also, their uniforms are awesome.


so yeah, that's pretty much it, unless you want to have a spaceship, in which case you'll need to just give it a name and a description/picture.

Character sheet:

Name:
Gender:
Appearance:
Race:
Special ability:
(v =optional things= v)
faction:
Spaceship name:
Spaceship description:


to much to read! I can't take it ahhh!

moleynator
01-19-2009, 07:17 AM
I canz join?

Code1337
01-19-2009, 07:22 AM
I canz join?
Of course... we're in the stage of setting it all up, so you know, it may be awhile.

UmJammerSully
01-19-2009, 08:40 AM
BBAAAAWWWW! No one going with my idea? I was actually really proud of that.

RockSauron
01-19-2009, 01:25 PM
Sorry Chaz...

But I believe... I want Sci-Fi! >:O

... Sci Fi ok with everyone?

UmJammerSully
01-19-2009, 02:37 PM
Sorry Chaz...

But I believe... I want Sci-Fi! >:O

... Sci Fi ok with everyone?

Yeah, for sure.

qrtda235566
01-19-2009, 02:54 PM
As long as one faction gets to fly space cows that shoot laser cheese, I'm fine with Code's idea.

RockSauron
01-19-2009, 03:49 PM
As long as one faction gets to fly space cows that shoot laser cheese, I'm fine with Code's idea.

... I'd prefer not to.

So, anyway... we're doing Sci-Fi? I assume we'd have no nos?

Good.

Anyway... I think we'll have a few races, each race is at war with the other races.

One race has to be human...

... Maybe we could have only two races that are at war with eachother? :/

Creative
01-19-2009, 03:55 PM
As long as it doesn't take up too much time, I'm in.

UmJammerSully
01-19-2009, 04:09 PM
... I'd prefer not to.

So, anyway... we're doing Sci-Fi? I assume we'd have no nos?

Good.

Anyway... I think we'll have a few races, each race is at war with the other races.

One race has to be human...

... Maybe we could have only two races that are at war with eachother? :/

Suggestion: Have nations (planets?) at war with eachother, not races. I like the idea of friendly interaction between races which isn't going to be possible if they're just shooting eachother.

RockSauron
01-19-2009, 04:48 PM
Suggestion: Have nations (planets?) at war with eachother, not races. I like the idea of friendly interaction between races which isn't going to be possible if they're just shooting eachother.

Yes... we shall do that then...

Ok, so we're definitally doing sci-fi... Now, we need to come up with two nations (or planets).

1. The InterGalatic Republic, or the equivilant of the galatic federation of good planets

2. InterGalatic Empire, or the evil guys :/

Or we could have it so that it's not just good vs evil, or that people can be other sides too. Like we could have a smuggler's thing or something. And people don't HAVE to ally themselves with anything, they could just make their own teams or something...

Idea: A galatic war brought down the old centers of power, and there is no central power- just a series of small planetary goverments and criminal organizations. So, then people can decide for themselves if they want to choose a group or whatever.

qrtda235566
01-19-2009, 05:02 PM
Hmm...Can I at least have a cow-shaped space ship that shoots laser cheese? Yay laser cheese! :p

TheArmedReaper
01-19-2009, 05:04 PM
I am interested...
:)

RockSauron
01-19-2009, 05:05 PM
fine, Awesomemans, you can be some lazer cow cheese guy if you want :/

Creative
01-19-2009, 05:06 PM
I WANT TO BE THE COW MONSTER CARROT GUY.

Else I'm not playing snob1

Code1337
01-19-2009, 06:07 PM
We'll also need to make sure we make each race balanced, so we don't end up with a bunch of people with godlike abilities overpowering the little humans.

UmJammerSully
01-19-2009, 07:11 PM
1. The InterGalatic Republic, or the equivilant of the galatic federation of good planets

2. InterGalatic Empire, or the evil guys :/


Moar suggestion: How about you just ally yourself with a planet and not "InterGalactic Empire" or what have you? Leaves things a bit more open but you can still have 'evil planets' and 'good planets'.

Well actually, you could still have the two (please tell me that's not the official names by the way :hero:) but also have neutral planets with their own goals, status etc.

EDIT: Oh, I also noticed with the Navy vs Pirate one, it didn't have the traditional role play factor of having:

Normal speech: I'm Speaking as Chaz right now.


Role Play Speech: Now I'm the Cake Master. Note the quote box!

RockSauron
01-19-2009, 07:21 PM
Moar suggestion: How about you just ally yourself with a planet and not "InterGalactic Empire" or what have you? Leaves things a bit more open but you can still have 'evil planets' and 'good planets'.

Well actually, you could still have the two (please tell me that's not the official names by the way :hero:) but also have neutral planets with their own goals, status etc.

EDIT: Oh, I also noticed with the Navy vs Pirate one, it didn't have the traditional role play factor of having:

Normal speech: I'm Speaking as Chaz right now.

Course they're not the offical names... >_>

Anyway, I think we should make individual planets too, and people can decide which race they want to be and whatnot.

Mark D. Stroyer
01-19-2009, 08:14 PM
I may or may not be interested, depending on how it turns out. I think that sci-fi is good, but it needs to have a "gritty" universe. Not just side a, side b, and/or side c and you're a member of one of those, but...maybe more Star Wars-like. More gray, less black-and-white. Varying factions of assorted sizes, but there's a huge potential for just people, trying to shoot for some goal while under the radar of the world, not as much acting as leading figures for an epic cause.

When you're not playing a fantastical character, but someone who's got real texture, that's when roleplaying really hits its stride. Doesn't mean you have to play just some everyman who's average in everything, because you can have unique, special, unordinary skills, but it's all ingrained within the same character is still real, still has faults, just with strong abilities.

This is, after all, an actual collaborative story at its essence, not a sheer roleplaying system. So doing it like WoW doesn't quite cut it.

My activity will depend on various factors, most importantly the fact that I'm currently working on a project which will eventually be posted up here. Lots of extra time spent writing will rather limit my roleplaying interaction ability.

RockSauron
01-19-2009, 08:19 PM
I may or may not be interested, depending on how it turns out. I think that sci-fi is good, but it needs to have a "gritty" universe. Not just side a, side b, and/or side c and you're a member of one of those, but...maybe more Star Wars-like. More gray, less black-and-white. Varying factions of assorted sizes, but there's a huge potential for just people, trying to shoot for some goal while under the radar of the world, not as much acting as leading figures for an epic cause.

When you're not playing a fantastical character, but someone who's got real texture, that's when roleplaying really hits its stride. Doesn't mean you have to play just some everyman who's average in everything, because you can have unique, special, unordinary skills, but it's all ingrained within the same character is still real, still has faults, just with strong abilities.

This is, after all, an actual collaborative story at its essence, not a sheer roleplaying system. So doing it like WoW doesn't quite cut it.

My activity will depend on various factors, most importantly the fact that I'm currently working on a project which will eventually be posted up here. Lots of extra time spent writing will rather limit my roleplaying interaction ability.

Yeah, I think we should just have people in a galaxy... So, maybe we could have a backstory of several planets just existing, but being too far apart for an actual federation. People could be whatever they want- a bounty hunter, a smuggler, or whatever. Then we can just make it work via the roles we assign ourselves...

Mark D. Stroyer
01-19-2009, 08:34 PM
Oh! PvP mechanics, along with other rules, need to be worked out up front for it to work right. I'd suggest the system I proposed in the last one. Player 1 attempts action, Player 2 responds. With the "private agreement" and one player posting entire sequence an option. I should probably go dig up that port again.

I'd also suggest that actual opposing factions composed of the players would be a bad thing. I'm not sure it works out well, the Navy vs. Pirates proving a good example. Too much opportunity for confusion, and degradation into a big deathmatch, story aside. Having unassociated players with some looser ties, combined with a selection of small groups of players, seems to work better. Then having a story way of getting people together for an objective runs its course better. Plus, opportunity for rogues to join into the fray as self-serving, but integrating into the story.

With the number of interests this has seen, it'd be easy to have several small groups working on the same objective from different angles in varying degrees of collaboration, along with independents accenting it. If you get what I'm saying.

ryryryan
01-19-2009, 08:52 PM
Once everything is down in concrete i'll see if i like the idea. I've never participated in something like this before so i don't know yet to be honest. Also, I.DON'T.READ!

RockSauron
01-19-2009, 08:53 PM
Once everything is down in concrete i'll see if i like the idea. I've never participated in something like this before so i don't know yet to be honest. Also, I.DON'T.READ!

If you don't read... then this wouldn't be able to work for you :/.

ryryryan
01-19-2009, 09:00 PM
If you don't read... then this wouldn't be able to work for you :/.

luuuul i read 8-) (OT: read your new chapter btw. Cool stuff)

Sage
01-19-2009, 10:52 PM
Sorry Chaz...

But I believe... I want Sci-Fi! >:O

... Sci Fi ok with everyone?

Yeah sounds sweet! I love it.

Mod5.0
01-20-2009, 12:57 AM
can I pick my own theme? please say yes and at least reply to this post

RockSauron
01-20-2009, 12:58 AM
can I pick my own theme? please say yes and at least reply to this post

Um... I guess you could, but at the moment it seems we're going with sci-fi :/.

You can still nominate a theme though, I suppose...

Code1337
01-20-2009, 01:14 AM
Ok, I designed a new character template.

Name:
Gender:
Race:
Appearance:
Specialty/Power:
Background: (You're history, and any ties your character might have would go here)

qrtda235566
01-20-2009, 03:44 AM
Do I fill that out?!? I want to be part of the alien faction that wants to destroy the humans! :p

UmJammerSully
01-20-2009, 05:32 AM
Um... I guess you could, but at the moment it seems we're going with sci-fi :/.

You can still nominate a theme though, I suppose...

If you're running it, then you need to just make a stand with whatever theme you like best. You'll probably regret it later otherwise.

Creative
01-20-2009, 09:15 AM
EXAMPLE

Name: Hawk

Gender: Male

Race: Dark Ghosts

Appearance: A bit scruffy looking, with a sword that has a Hawk emblem engraved onto it.

Specialty/Power: Can generate a burst of air to glide for a couple of seconds.

Background: Hawk was born not knowing his real name and was raised by his best friend, Ghost. He soon found out that he had the aforementioned ability and learnt to master and control it. Ghost formed a faction to rebel against "The Governors" who were trying to convert everyone in the Eastern regions of the planet in order to seize control of The Platoon unfairly, which leads us to the present...

-------------------------

Like that?

Code1337
01-21-2009, 12:42 AM
Locked as the Official thread is about to be made.