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PostSubject: Contemplative   01.10.13 14:40

So I have been doing some thinking for a while (a dangerous pastime, I am told), and I have made what may be a very poor decision:
I am going to write a roleplay.
A couple of quick notes on this- A) I have never written a roleplay before, or DM’d for that matter, so it will be a rather new experience for all involved (hopefully with minimal blood loss) and B) it will probably be some time before it would start, for reasons beyond simply overlapping with Tim’s Alpha RP. I will go into detail only if you absolutely want me to.
All that aside, I am really looking forward to this, and I hope I can tantalize at least a few of you.
So, I am going to list a few of my ideas down below. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. If one catches your interest, please tell me. The idea that gets the most feedback will be the rp I flesh out to run for real.
Hope to be hearing from you!
 
Suicides- In a world where the government is collapsing, people turn to whatever authority figures they can.   Prisons are filled to the maximum and beyond, but crime still sweeps through ruined metropoles. In an act of desperation, one particular warden is authorized to randomly recruit inmates to a special operations team, with a simple choice:
“If you do what we ask, you will be rewarded. We can make your lives easier. Hell, we could release you if you want. But if you resist, or god help you, go rogue, we will put you down like the dogs you are. There are ten-thousand other souls in this facility. You aren’t special, just lucky.
And trust me, you’ll need to be.”
A near-future crisis campaign, what I am coming to refer to as ‘downfall society’. Kind of like DC’s Suicide Squad. You play as an inmate- for whatever reason, you are incarcerated, and were offered a chance to earn your way out. Sounds too good to be true, and somewhere in the back of your head, you know it is, but what other choice do you have but to become
A Suicide?
Might become an ongoing series, like Tim’s Alpha books, but I don’t know…
Knightmares & Dreamscrapers- You don’t know where you are, but you know it’s not the real world, whatever the “real world” may be. Here, with a group of strangers you have never met, you explore a world of gravitational voids and worlds made of tombstones, of wise towers of flesh and mammoth sky-wurms made out of ice chips- a world of wonder, nonsense, and earthly impossibility.
Where are you? Who are these people you are traveling with? Why are you all here? And most importantly…
                …Who are you?
Kind of what I made the chat about dreamscapes for- trying to brainstorm some ideas, and get a sense for what you guys would like to see in a world where anything can exist.  Might be a hard one, but could be fun, yes?
Cold Hell- People always say “such and such will happen when hell freezes over”. Well, you just died, and guess what? It already is. The order and hierarchy of heaven, and more importantly hell, has apparently been long overthrown. What’s even weirder is, no one seems to know why.
                Well, you won’t go without answers. You are going to trek into this ever-expanding frozen wasteland and get some answers. Lost souls, dead kings, penniless merchants, fallen angels, and demons meek and mighty await, so it is time to enter- a Cold Hell.
Yeah kind of a weird one, but here is where it came from: http://jonathanturley.org/2010/04/28/hell-exothermic-of-endothermic/. Yeah, pretty much. Not quite as silly, but you get the idea.
Basics: You are dead, you can’t be killed, at least not permanently. Maybe something can destroy your soul, but you have no idea.
Everyone else is dead, or a demon. Most know it and accept it. A few can’t believe it, some hate it, and a couple are outright delusional.
This is Hell. You know that. But it’s not the Hell you have been told about; for that matter, it’s not the hell it used to be.
You are an anomaly- for some reason, you and those you gather to you are especially active, where everyone else seems to be pretty lethargic and melancholy. What gives?
Jumanji- this was just one of those movies you loved as a kid, even it scared you (stone-faced hand raise). Great movie, and I thought it would be a great one to make into a roleplay. I shouldn’t have to explain the plot of this one- if you’ve seen it, you know how it works; if you haven’t, do it. Don’t make me make you…
But yeah, normal people playing a supernatural board game- what could possibly go wrong?
Nightmare Roommates- this is one of those I still think about like, “I know I was not high, so how the hell did I come up with this?” And then I pull up this picture and I remember: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/576249714791217796/
Basically, you play as a bunch of horror movie icons, and one normal person, who share an apartment/townhome together when you aren’t out killing each other, because let’s face it: being a scary motherfucker is hard work. A thematic roleplay with some of the most powerful and terrifying entities in multiple dimensions and time zones.
*Also a reason for me to get my ass in gear to watch movies when one of you wants to play a character and I have No idea who you are talking about.
Apocalypse Now- the End of the World is upon you. You just witnessed one of the Four Horsemen tear your school apart as the world and the universe begin to unbuckle and unravel. But you were passed by, ignored.
Or were you?
Travel your world, to its scattering pieces and to other dimensions beyond via an array of portals and gateways. Find out who was right, or who was not. Hone your skill-at-arms against madness-riven mobs and mythical monsters, match your wits against the likes of the great Tricksters and Riddlers of legend. Run as fast as you can to escape a dying world,
And you just might get out with your life.
Plenty of religions have a violent world-ending scenario, and I am on a Darksiders binge right now (why did THS and Vigil have to go under?). Are you ready to set the world on fire? ‘Cause I am! . .
A Kingdom’s Fate- The great and prosperous kingdom of Chaucadena has a problem- its beloved monarchs are dying off rapidly, and no one seems to know why. The great king has long kept his people safe and secure, but lately he has been too great a state of grief to help anyone. He was last seen entering his castle to see to his last, ill heir.
Well, that’s sad and all, but you are mercenaries, the troubles of a king crippled by grief and a nation in turmoil are no concern of yours.
Are they?...
Yeah, I can’t really go into much further detail without giving up massive spoilers, and it will be much more fun to let you discover for yourselves.
I really am torn between doing this one with my regular gaming group in-person, but given the way it would be set up it would work as well, or perhaps better, as an rp. Still don’t know; watching their faces in person might make it more worthwhile…
Oh, and here is a taste of the music I just found for it that really seems to fit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgm3GkpohEA&feature=endscreen
 

Well, there’s the list. Like ‘em. Love ‘em. Hate ‘em. Burn ‘em. Doesn’t matter much to me- I’ll take all the feedback I can get
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PostSubject: Re: Contemplative   04.10.13 13:47

Bewbies likes Jumanji, A Kingdoms Fate, and Suicides. All my RP's have been flops, mainly because im a bad DM who cant commit to something for very long XD


The internet is no longer just a land of videos and forums.
I have observed the great idiots of America from all over the internet.
I have lived among the Bronies, Redditers, Furry Clan, Tumblers, and Whovians.
I have watched virtual cities rise and fall, both because of strife, or because of trends.
I have wandered to many great forums across the internet and observed many different places.
I am the Wanderer and I have traveled through the many planes of existence that is the Internet.
I have learned a lot about this world and realize I know nothing about it at all. Thus I will continue to wander.
I am no longer a commander, I am no longer a Queen, I am The Wanderer
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PostSubject: Re: Contemplative   04.10.13 14:17

I don't know much about many of these, but I'd be willing to play any of them.


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PostSubject: Re: Contemplative   04.10.13 15:40

To the Commander: lol
Thank you for your interest, and I will do my level best to ensure they are complete and enjoyable for all involved.

To the President: I am not surprised you haven't heard of them- these are concepts that have been in my head for a while. I haven't really talked to anyone about them, just thought about them until I finally said, "fuck it, let's just do this already!"
But yes, thank you very much


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PostSubject: Re: Contemplative   04.10.13 16:01

Well, I mean, I've seen Jumanji, but that's the extent of it. Lol


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PostSubject: Re: Contemplative   05.10.13 0:00

Sooo, Jumanjii perhaps, or did you have another preference?


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PostSubject: Re: Contemplative   05.10.13 1:16

Nightmares and Dreamscapes sounds interesting


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PostSubject: Re: Contemplative   17.10.13 13:27

I will admit, K&D would probably be one of the harder ones to run, simply because there is a difference between saying everything is possible and actually making it a reality, in at least as much capacity that it would make a playable game. Still, I would totally be up for it.


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PostSubject: Re: Contemplative   29.10.13 19:18

NEW CONCEPT!

Just a couple of notes before we get to it, this doesn't mean i am putting the other ideas in the garbage, or snubbing the people who have already shown interest in things (Sam and TS), but rather because I am A) looking for more feedback (of any sort, really), and B) because I want to get these ideas out somewhere before I forget them. 

That being said, I give you:


Stay Alive: Based on a movie of the same name, this is about a group of people who all get together and play the beta version of a video game, only to have it come alive and try to kill them. The basic premise is the same, but I thought it would be more interesting to have there be multiple versions or parts to the game, and you have to play, and live, through each one to find clues to how to stop the carnage. 
     I thought this would be fun, but why don't you tell me what you think?!


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PostSubject: Re: Contemplative   27.11.13 14:58

“This is your world- you have complete and total power. Anything you want to create, you can do. I am the dictator of this world. This is the only time and place in the world I have any power, but I can do anything I want, and you can too.”

                                                ~Bob Ross~


                A painter creates his or her own worlds, and decides what people and places live there. 

But suppose that your player characters are the creations on the other side of that canvas, living within the world that is created- creations of the painter’s brush and imagination.

     What would be their experiences, how do they understand the world changing around them. How do they interpret the whims of the creator? The changing landscapes, their own shapes? 
     How do they interpret the mood swings of an artist struggling to find new inspiration and make his way in his world? When his children paint on his canvas, how do they interpret that, with love, with anger, or with madness? 
     Are they indistinct shapes, or are they portraits and fantastic paintings and sketches and doodles of the artist?

                Most of all, how do they shape his life, his feelings, his hopes and dreams, when they are unable to reach across the canvas
                …or are they unable?


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PostSubject: Re: Contemplative   30.11.13 8:53

THE FRUSTRATED SCRIBBLES ARE ATTACKING ONCE MORE! TO ARMS! (Similar to chalk zone? sounds awesome... I could see it being a tad problematic to be stuck to an isolated surface, but this sounds fantastic~<3)


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PostSubject: Re: Contemplative   30.11.13 15:52

I have an idea for dealing with the 'isolation' problem
     but we'll never know unless we play the game Razz


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