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Metropolis; A Fantasy RP Sign Up and Discussion Thread

Postby Author-Man on Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:51 pm

Yeah, okay, I'm running one RP as it is (SeeD seems to have died), but the idea is too good to pass up.

It all began in the twilight of the 1920s, just two years before the stock market crash that destroyed so many lives. It is a cold, December evening outside the home of a wealthy gentleman well known among Washington's upper circles. A beautiful young woman stands outside, gazing up at the imposing facade. Suddenly, the door to the mansion flies open, revealing the silhouette of the owner's younger brother. In his right hand, a bottle of vintage french wine, worth thousands of dollars. He ceremoniously smashes the bottle against the wall to his right, letting go just before the impact. "For you," he says, his voice quietly sincere, "I would do anything." He takes a step forward. "I'd sooner take my life away than live with losing you."

The girl smiles warmly, and says his name. "I love you."

"I know."

It is then that a single shot rings out. The man says his lover's name, first in a sort of desparate question, then again as an anguished cry to the heavens. He turns. "You," he says, voice dripping with rage and hatred.

"Yes. Me."

"Why?"

"Because she was mine."

"SHE CHOSE ME, YOU SON OF A BITCH!"

There are sounds of a struggle. More shouting, though nothing distinct. Then another shot. Then, silence.

You awaken, drenched by icy sweat.

You will play one of several people who have this same recurring nightmare, and who by sheer coincidence share the same psychiatrist. Intrigued by these seemingly unconnected people sharing the exact same dream, he decides to try something new; Group Hypnotherapy.

The RP will be a combination murder mystery/psychological drama, with a few supernatural elements thrown in ala Dead Again. Also, since I get to chose who gets what past life, you'll need to invest a lot of trust in me as a GM.

So, any takers?
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[09:55:06] <AM|Slep> I'm surprised Doc Scratch is only now noticing that Spades Slick has set his house on fire.
[09:55:23] <@toothsomeCameo> Or at least only now caring about it?
[09:55:42] <AM|Slep> Yeah, see, the flashing ! tells me there's some modicum of surprise there.
[09:55:50] <@toothsomeCameo> This is true.
[09:56:13] <AM|Slep> That, or he saw a suspicious cardboard box.
[09:56:33] <AM|Slep> He's about to walk over to it and flip it over, only to find Solid Nepeta under it.

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Re: Metropolis; A Fantasy RP Sign Up and Discussion Thread

Postby theopenandclosedbook on Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:23 am

I like the look of this RP.
Put me down as interested.
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Re: Metropolis; A Fantasy RP Sign Up and Discussion Thread

Postby Cheez on Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:51 am

Sounds like a pretty kickarse arpee. I am the ins.
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Re: Metropolis; A Fantasy RP Sign Up and Discussion Thread

Postby ChewyChunkyChocolateMonkE on Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:06 pm

hmm, could I play twins who share a sort of psychic link from a rich family, who like to dress up as hobos and ask for handouts?
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Re: Metropolis; A Fantasy RP Sign Up and Discussion Thread

Postby Author-Man on Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:02 pm

I'm okay with multiple characters for this one (I'd prefer to limit it to one, but interest seems kinda low...), but I'm gonna put forth a few character creation rules now to prevent a lot of work being done on characters I have to say no to for no other reason than 'sorry, I have a set of invisible rules your character doesn't conform to';

1 - No Player character may have known another player character prior to the start of the RP. Meaning No Twins, Chewy.
2 - This is a Low Fantasy RP. Besides the main premise of the RP, and maybe some really minor stuff (meaning that the twin link thing would have been okay otherwise, Chewbert, provided you downplayed it a lot), No Fantastic Elements.
3 - Keep the characters Civilians, please. There's not gonna be any fighting, so PLEASE no realistic badass military types, as it would be a big monkey-wrench in the plot.
4 - No characters who were alive in the twenties. You can't be a reincarnated witness to a murder if you were born before the person you're reincarnated from died.

That's it. Keep these rules in mind, 'kay?
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[09:55:06] <AM|Slep> I'm surprised Doc Scratch is only now noticing that Spades Slick has set his house on fire.
[09:55:23] <@toothsomeCameo> Or at least only now caring about it?
[09:55:42] <AM|Slep> Yeah, see, the flashing ! tells me there's some modicum of surprise there.
[09:55:50] <@toothsomeCameo> This is true.
[09:56:13] <AM|Slep> That, or he saw a suspicious cardboard box.
[09:56:33] <AM|Slep> He's about to walk over to it and flip it over, only to find Solid Nepeta under it.

[21:40:31] <AM|Hate> Terezi Owns is also awesome.
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Re: Metropolis; A Fantasy RP Sign Up and Discussion Thread

Postby mind-controlled-bunny@_@ on Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:35 pm

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Okay, I like it!
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Re: Metropolis; A Fantasy RP Sign Up and Discussion Thread

Postby SleepyOrigami on Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:49 pm

Edited to include strike out:
I like it. I have no idea what I would do, but okay. I could perhaps a play person who gets kidnapped a lot? I don't understand mysteries too much, but I could easily play up the drama while doing nothing (the essence of being kidnapped in a story).
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Re: Metropolis; A Fantasy RP Sign Up and Discussion Thread

Postby Drayco on Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:51 pm

SeeD died because you didn't move the plot. And speaking of moving plot, please don't start new RPs if it means you're abandoning the other one you just started. •-:<
Shards of the Heart is cooooool... •-:<

That said, neat idea. Not quite my style tho.
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Re: Metropolis; A Fantasy RP Sign Up and Discussion Thread

Postby Author-Man on Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:01 pm

I'm not abandoning Shards of the Heart. Everyone else is ignoring my plothook in favour of interaction. Hence a more interaction-heavy RP.

@ Sleepy: That doesn't really fit the tone, dude. Just make a normal person.
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[09:55:06] <AM|Slep> I'm surprised Doc Scratch is only now noticing that Spades Slick has set his house on fire.
[09:55:23] <@toothsomeCameo> Or at least only now caring about it?
[09:55:42] <AM|Slep> Yeah, see, the flashing ! tells me there's some modicum of surprise there.
[09:55:50] <@toothsomeCameo> This is true.
[09:56:13] <AM|Slep> That, or he saw a suspicious cardboard box.
[09:56:33] <AM|Slep> He's about to walk over to it and flip it over, only to find Solid Nepeta under it.

[21:40:31] <AM|Hate> Terezi Owns is also awesome.
[21:40:35] <toothsomeCameo> Sadly.
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Re: Metropolis; A Fantasy RP Sign Up and Discussion Thread

Postby SleepyOrigami on Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:18 pm

Edited for clarity
I was joking of course :wink: (about the kidnapping stuff).
Normal person it is.
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Re: Metropolis; A Fantasy RP Sign Up and Discussion Thread

Postby ChewyChunkyChocolateMonkE on Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:01 pm

I have a question or two. the RP focuses on a shared dream of somethign taht happened in the 20s, right? so, what year is it now? is this taking place in the 30s, 40, 50s? Is it sete in modern time? this would help a lot for making a character. I have a general idea of a tomboyish girl, but I need to know the years and general society so I can figure out if it's commonly accepted, or if she's forced to act all girly.
Also, our characters can be anyone, as long as they have money to goto a therapist, right? so anything from middle class to upper class?
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Re: Metropolis; A Fantasy RP Sign Up and Discussion Thread

Postby Author-Man on Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:28 pm

Huh. Thought I mentioned that...

The RP takes place in the mid '90s.
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[09:55:06] <AM|Slep> I'm surprised Doc Scratch is only now noticing that Spades Slick has set his house on fire.
[09:55:23] <@toothsomeCameo> Or at least only now caring about it?
[09:55:42] <AM|Slep> Yeah, see, the flashing ! tells me there's some modicum of surprise there.
[09:55:50] <@toothsomeCameo> This is true.
[09:56:13] <AM|Slep> That, or he saw a suspicious cardboard box.
[09:56:33] <AM|Slep> He's about to walk over to it and flip it over, only to find Solid Nepeta under it.

[21:40:31] <AM|Hate> Terezi Owns is also awesome.
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Re: Metropolis; A Fantasy RP Sign Up and Discussion Thread

Postby Piebunny on Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:47 am

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Re: Metropolis; A Fantasy RP Sign Up and Discussion Thread

Postby Cameo on Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:20 am

This doesn't fit my usual RPing profile, but it looks nifty, so I'm up for it.

However, my only character idea is basically myself-at-ten-or-so, or at least heavily based on Child Me. Which could very well be interesting, mind you -- Child Me had plenty of juicy psychological problems -- but I'm kind of fed up with how my first idea is always Cammy with the serial numbers filed off. (Speaking of which, would you even allow child PCs or do they have to be at least in their teens?)

Out of curiosity and so I can mess with minor details, which year is it exactly? And, no, you didn't mention that in the first post; I checked.
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Re: Metropolis; A Fantasy RP Sign Up and Discussion Thread

Postby Author-Man on Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:02 am

Oh, hey, I caught a Pie!

@ Cammy: In this case, I'm not gonna mind self-expys as much as I usually do. As to an exact year... 1995? Let's go with December '95.
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[09:55:06] <AM|Slep> I'm surprised Doc Scratch is only now noticing that Spades Slick has set his house on fire.
[09:55:23] <@toothsomeCameo> Or at least only now caring about it?
[09:55:42] <AM|Slep> Yeah, see, the flashing ! tells me there's some modicum of surprise there.
[09:55:50] <@toothsomeCameo> This is true.
[09:56:13] <AM|Slep> That, or he saw a suspicious cardboard box.
[09:56:33] <AM|Slep> He's about to walk over to it and flip it over, only to find Solid Nepeta under it.

[21:40:31] <AM|Hate> Terezi Owns is also awesome.
[21:40:35] <toothsomeCameo> Sadly.
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Re: Metropolis; A Fantasy RP Sign Up and Discussion Thread

Postby ChewyChunkyChocolateMonkE on Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:28 am

You never did answer me about the society. is it just like ours? Different in some major way? Did the civil rights act of 64 pass? I need to know how this worl looks works and feels so I can get my character to fit in correctly.
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Re: Metropolis; A Fantasy RP Sign Up and Discussion Thread

Postby Author-Man on Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:46 am

Usually, if the GM doesn't specify 'things are different!', they aren't. Normal 1995, dude.
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[09:55:06] <AM|Slep> I'm surprised Doc Scratch is only now noticing that Spades Slick has set his house on fire.
[09:55:23] <@toothsomeCameo> Or at least only now caring about it?
[09:55:42] <AM|Slep> Yeah, see, the flashing ! tells me there's some modicum of surprise there.
[09:55:50] <@toothsomeCameo> This is true.
[09:56:13] <AM|Slep> That, or he saw a suspicious cardboard box.
[09:56:33] <AM|Slep> He's about to walk over to it and flip it over, only to find Solid Nepeta under it.

[21:40:31] <AM|Hate> Terezi Owns is also awesome.
[21:40:35] <toothsomeCameo> Sadly.
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Re: Metropolis; A Fantasy RP Sign Up and Discussion Thread

Postby ChewyChunkyChocolateMonkE on Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:03 pm

Thank you. That's all I needed.
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Re: Metropolis; A Fantasy RP Sign Up and Discussion Thread

Postby Kum-El on Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:50 pm

Intrigued. We'll see if the Muse comes up with anything.
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Re: Metropolis; A Fantasy RP Sign Up and Discussion Thread

Postby SleepyOrigami on Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:34 pm

Okay, I did some research on early 90's trends and fashions and came up with a character who I think could fit right into that era. Since I didn't know what format to use, I just made something basic. Let me know if this is the type of thing you are looking for or if I need to change some stuff up.

Name: Michael Smith
Age: 16
Gender: Male

Physical description: Height: 6”2’. Stringy jet black hair is shoulder length and unkempt. Pale brown eyes. He is slim and his figure could be described as lanky. He typically wears ripped jeans and Doc Martins. He wears a white long sleeved shirt with an unbuttoned plaid shirt on top of it.

Personality: He finds the future depressing and lives for the moment. He feels detached from society and plays by his own rules. He acts tough, but really he is a nice guy. He tries to hide his feelings, but he still gets scared and lonely at times.

Brief History: Mike’s mother died when he was young. His father was the permissive type who never punished him for anything. Whenever Mike’s father looks at him, he is painfully reminded of his wife. His father is a software developer for the military writing code for battlefield automated systems. Since he cannot share details of his day to day work life, this serves only to increases the gap between father and son. When Mike started having the recurring dream, his father felt guilty about his negligence, but instead of changing his ways he sent Mike to a psychologist.
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Re: Metropolis; A Fantasy RP Sign Up and Discussion Thread

Postby Yun on Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:29 pm

Author-Man wrote:"I'd sooner take my life away than live with losing you."


I suppose playing a singer in a progressive metal band would be a little too meta? :P
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Re: Metropolis; A Fantasy RP Sign Up and Discussion Thread

Postby Author-Man on Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:03 pm

@ Sleepy: *gets out big red stamp* APPROVED! That's pretty much everything I need.

@ Yun: I was wondering when someone'd notice that :smug:
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[09:55:06] <AM|Slep> I'm surprised Doc Scratch is only now noticing that Spades Slick has set his house on fire.
[09:55:23] <@toothsomeCameo> Or at least only now caring about it?
[09:55:42] <AM|Slep> Yeah, see, the flashing ! tells me there's some modicum of surprise there.
[09:55:50] <@toothsomeCameo> This is true.
[09:56:13] <AM|Slep> That, or he saw a suspicious cardboard box.
[09:56:33] <AM|Slep> He's about to walk over to it and flip it over, only to find Solid Nepeta under it.

[21:40:31] <AM|Hate> Terezi Owns is also awesome.
[21:40:35] <toothsomeCameo> Sadly.
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Re: Metropolis; A Fantasy RP Sign Up and Discussion Thread

Postby Kum-El on Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:15 am

An idea is percolating. We'll see if it develops...
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Re: Metropolis; A Fantasy RP Sign Up and Discussion Thread

Postby Cameo on Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:47 pm

Yun wrote:
Author-Man wrote:"I'd sooner take my life away than live with losing you."


I suppose playing a singer in a progressive metal band would be a little too meta? :P

Progressive meta, one might say. :P
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Re: Metropolis; A Fantasy RP Sign Up and Discussion Thread

Postby Cameo on Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:09 am

My dreadful pun killed the thread :<
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