Role-Play Dump

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Zyta, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Zyta

    Zyta Drifting Super Mod

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    If you're like me, you harbor a multitude of Role-Plays in your mind that you mull over developing or not. I can't seem to go a day without thinking of some new Role-Play, but as some may have noticed I don't set them into motion. I have no desire to because i have this sneaky suspicion that it won't amount to much, given how things generally are.

    Here is a place to dump RPs that you have thought of. Maybe one or more will be found and given interest and maybe develop further and gain a cult following so that it may one day live. I do believe that it is at least best to keep a record of these ideas for the future because no one knows what will one day happen.

    My first idea is a two sided conflict of a tried and true formula: Cops and Robbers. The cops are Interpol and the Robbers is a secret organization that no one is sure even exists except for a select few within the Interpol divisions. The robbers do not kill, that is their number one rule, but they do have weapons. They have honor. RP'ers can play either as an Interpol agent or as a member of the secret organization of thieves. It's a pretty straight forward idea. This idea was created thanks to watching the movie of Lupin the III Vs Detective Conan. (Anime's best thief and greatest detective)

    My second idea I know for certain no one will want to preform for it deals with politics. Yes, politics; don't look at my words like you're reading a swear word. The setting is set in either the real world or a fictional futuristic, historical, or even mythical where one group is suppressed by a much stronger, intelligent, and just all around more important than they are. The idea is a revolution: Freedom. IT is not as cut and dry as fighting and you're done, you can't fight when in one battle they could crush the revolutionists in one fell swoop. It would take political manipulations, assassinations, straight up murder, backstabbing, and, of course, fighting to stay alive and achieve the ultimate end of a revolution. This idea was formed by looking at the American revolution and the Ottoman Empire.

    The last idea for now is to take our true selves from the real world as ordinary humans with no special abilities. Our names, genders, ages, everything would be converted into RP format. There is a gathering, call it the gathering of Dreamer's Haven if you want, but at the meeting place we find a portal into a another world, maybe a door, or a wardrobe to reference C.S. Lewis. The new world would be exactly the same as ours, except different in every way. The story would be ourselves exploring this new world, surviving, and fighting to stay alive by any means. This idea was made by the Visual Novel game Cross+Channel and Hayao Miyazaki (his idea of how each main character in his movies arrive in a new world and both the characters and those watching experience things for the first time together).
     
  2. Melon

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    I do this as well, but with concept for worlds rather than RPs. I did a thread like this a while back that didn't see much light. As for your first idea with the cops/robbers, it's pretty basic but very traditional and classic which works great still I'd imagine. Not sure if I'd join something like it myself, it all comes down to what you personally like and enjoy to play.

    As for the politics I think it's a little too far-fetched for this place as you said yourself; first of all I think it would be quite long and with segments where there isn't much to say. And the freedom concept like so many other things feels overdone, even if it is still one of the most popular stories out there. I personally am more into stories where the apocalypse already happened, the bad guys won, and how you deal with the aftermath of that life. Think like a Half-Life kind of setting, I'd definitely join that.

    As for the real life-thing I think it defeats the whole purpose of Role-Play, I wouldn't want to play myself in a fictional world really.

    Don't take this as criticism or anything, im just thinking out loud here, brainstorming.


    I've been thinking of some stuff lately, regarding Gaia I've come to the conclusion that the idea, the concept is cool but a hybrid warhammer 40k/mass effect-post apocalyptic space saga is just too big, your actions wont even be noticed in the vast universe; "oh you saved a planet? Did you hear my fart just now?" Any sense of accomplishment and recognition is just gone. That's why something smaller would work better, such as fantasy settings, a single world. And since Gaia is my personal wannabe-to-live-in-world it's very close to my chest and thus i tend to control things waaaay too much in any RPs.

    Also been thinking of revising Remnants again to have a fantasy-setting style world.

    Other ideas floating about have been a traditional vampire/werewolf world, but I don't have enough interest in it in order to start, or any kind of central plot.
     
  3. Xelhes

    Xelhes Scion

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    I have so many that go through my head, I feel bad for naming a few. X3

    First, would have to be a RP loosely-based on the anime Angel Beats! I already mention this once to a few but I don't have the time or the inspiration to actually go and make up stuff, add a complex story blah blah blah. That kind of stuff. I just like the idea of a deep plot root from the series. It could have been so much better had it been longer. 'Cuz you all know that you want to know more about TK...X3

    My second would have to be a Baten Kaitos. I'm not sure how many heard of this game, but I use to be in LOVE with the game. Of course my love for the Tales series far surpasses this but still. I like the idea about a world in the sky after thousands of years of not going back. It just interest me great. Plus, I like how Kalas, the main character, has one real wing and one mechanical wiing. Its so cool. *.*

    Plus when you start the game, you are this guardian spirit that watches over Kalas. Its been a long time since I played the game though, so I'd have to go research about it again. The intro is beautiful though. Watching it now.

    And thats it for now. I'll have to update later when I rememeber what else I had in mind. XD
     
  4. Isa

    Isa Dovie'andi se tovya sagai

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    Depending on What you wanted to do with it I think a Baten Kaitos game could be fun. Most everyone in the world having different wings was a fun part of it though I wish they had served more purpose then just popping up in fights, although I was kinda annoyed with how they explained Kalas only having one wing. *scuttles off to play
     
  5. Isa

    Isa Dovie'andi se tovya sagai

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    Missed the second half of my post for some reason, so here's some ideas.

    I've always wanted to try getting a semi traditional RP going like when I tried Pathfinder, which died before starting for a couple reasons. I know someone of the ones I'm familiar with would work well. Paranoia comes to mind, more because it would be amusing as all hell to see what everyone would do knowing that had 6 backup bodies waiting when they died. Given the success of Metro, if I could find a way to simplify the number crunching on Shadowrun I think it could be fun. I would love to try running a modern Call of Cthulhu, using ourselves as actual characters as well.


    Would also be interesting to see if we could do some sort of game based around the minecraft server. Especially given the amount of time most of the players on it have put into making stuff.
     
  6. Isa

    Isa Dovie'andi se tovya sagai

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    After a talk with a friend today I've had two Ideas both based on a series of books the two of us read.

    First off, The Witches of Eileanan series I think would make a unique setting if done right. Given that the books aren't well know and the only way to give everyone a real understanding of the lore of the books is to either have you read them- there are six int he series and each on is rather lengthy- or write out a summary that is long enough to scare off anybody. An Idea a friend gave me as a work around is that since the world of Eileanan was settled and discovered by a coven of witches fleeing magically from the witch hunts started by James I of England (also known as James VI of Scotland) why couldn't a second coven do the same during say- the Salem witch hunts? maybe even borrow a bit of history from James the I himself and say that the second coven and all those coming with them got lost in some sort of storm as an explanation of why they managed to pop up in Eileanan 1000 years after the first coven. How do the current people living on Eileanan react to the appearance of other witches? How do the newcomers themselves react to finding an entire world and culture based around the practice of witchcraft?

    The other idea was to do a game set on the world of Erna from CS Friedman's Cold fire trilogy, probably during the Time of the NeoCount of Marentha when the first adepts were starting to appear. The world is slowly starting to divide into factions as it become "civilized". The New born church is preaching about unity and god, attempting to use the Fae's nature of molding itself to man's will and desires to destroy it. At the same time Adepts, people you naturally see and manipulate the Fae with ease are being born and they have no teachers or guides to show them the way to protect themselves from the dangers presented by their abilities.
     
  7. Zyta

    Zyta Drifting Super Mod

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    Historical RP. Maybe an old western, or head to the middle east and do a sort of Aladdin thing, or fight in the ancient legions of the roman empire, World War I or II. Maybe throw in a scientific or fantasy aspect to it.

    The RP'ers play as animals like the Redwall series as a tribute to the deceased Brian Jacques: http://articles.latimes.com/2011/feb/13/local/la-me-brian-jacques-20110213

    Murder Mystery

    Love Story. Characters are in high school or something and it would focus on interaction of attraction.

    Opposite Gender for twists
     
  8. Zyta

    Zyta Drifting Super Mod

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    An unknown city in an unknown land. Demons infest the land, madness rules the streets. Money and greed control the people who prey on each other. The young use their flesh, the strong their violence and sly their wits, trying to reign over the city. The weak are raped. Pleasure is only for the strong. That is the law, however cruel. The game has begun. The question is who will bring it to an end.
     
  9. Zyta

    Zyta Drifting Super Mod

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    Our world. Mordern times, or slightly (max two years) into the future where magic returns to the world. Some people, the minority, get the magical powers. They are trying to learn about their new lives when racism and hate fill the air and they are treated as nonhuman beings. It would not be a story of awesome magical powers, because it all will be new, but rather how these people with new powers deal with their powers and the prejudice from the rest of the world.
     
  10. Zyta

    Zyta Drifting Super Mod

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    Our characters, for whatever reasons, are thrown in prison. The reasons do not matter. They have an opportunity to break out by helping each other, which they will take. One of them knows the location where the army stores its cash in the middle of the desert (which surrounds the prison). Another character may know how to travel the desert and where the water supply spots are. You get the general idea.

    Everyone wants the money for themselves. If the money is split equally between everyone, there isn't much to do really anything. But if one of the characters kill the others, then they get all the money. A simple RP based around running from justice and mercenaries while trying to figure out the best way to kill your companion to satisfy your greed.
     
  11. Zyta

    Zyta Drifting Super Mod

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    A League of Legends battle with our DH characters. It could be a 5x5 (don't think there are enough for this) or a 3x3. I haven't thought how gold could be incorporated into this idea, but the minions and towers could easily be made into an RP battle, complete with reviving until the enemies base is destroyed. There may have to be a rebalancing of characters, especially if I choose to use Zyta he would have to be desperately weakened to be fair.
     
  12. Lotheral

    Lotheral Resident Ghost

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    A few have been kicking around my head so I'll pull'em out.

    The first is based off Eden of the East just trying to figure out if the setting should change and how each person would be picked. But the general idea that some one give the person huge amounts of power and they have to use it. If they don't they die and if they use it all but the giver doesn't think they have done enough they die. Just something I'd like to RP out some.

    The other is based around a post apocalyptic fa nasty world. Where a god wanders around giving people wishes for good or bad. And the RPers can make a wish if they so chose or join a group trying to stop the god cause he is the one that has caused all the chaos of the world. It could start off with each person listing off 5 or so wishes each that have already been granted so the world is formed around them.

    Melon, I would like to do a warhammer 40k RP if you want to get an idea of how one work you can look into Deathwatch, or the other RP games from the Black Library. To pull away from their story you can make it a rouge Trader fleet. Or any race for that matter

    For your dark city Zyta RP I actually might want to get your help with an idea I was going to kinda base a story around. I didn't mention it because of your mention.

    Last but not least a long political base RP based around the idea of Freedom would be interesting. You can mix the idea of freedom of each person and creat your issues from there as well. I would point out the characters should feel like they can be put out without question more then have the government be able to.

    I will ask if anyone would object if I try any of these ideas in DnD? before I actually try any.
     
  13. Isa

    Isa Dovie'andi se tovya sagai

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    I'd actually be interested in the Eden of the East idea Lotheral. I tried proposing the idea awhile ago and Risa seemed interested as well though I think the recent trend of late to have everyone contribute to finalizing things before we start would be best and maybe switch the setting to either a country more players are familiar with or a fictional one.
     
  14. Zyta

    Zyta Drifting Super Mod

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    Here's two more ideas. The first is called 'Blight' and the second is called 'The Phoenix.'

    In Blight a very wealthy merchant's daughter was kidnapped and he's paying his entire fortune to get her back. The daughter was kidnapped from a town being hit with a plague emanating with a castle in a deep forest. The rescuers (RPers in this case) start their journey a village away because no one wants to help the merchant in the village where his daughter was kidnapped. The story takes places roughly between the 1,100 - 1,300 a.d. on Earth in a separate universe where monsters exist. The lord of the castle is a thousand year old vampire and under his command are other monsters like werewolves,shades, kappa and the like.

    The Phoenix begin with the death of a king, murdered in his sleep with a dagger sticking out of his chest. The RPers are his sons and daughters. There are more half-siblings than full-blood ones. The basic plot of the story is to find out who killed the king and who will become the next ruler of the kingdom. This one is fantasy. The reason why it's called Phoenix is because the Phoenix is the symbol of the kingdom and one chooses the next ruler. But unfortunately the murderer also killed the Phoenix and hopes to set up his or her kingdom before it's reborn. There are side NPCs like the personal assassin of the previous king, the baker, head of the military, and so forth.
     
  15. Fraeyalise

    Fraeyalise Occult Obsessed Hopeless Romantic

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    I really want to do a Horror-themed RP or something paranormal but not so much fantasy. I usually am feeling very horror-genre, but now that it's october it's way worse xD here are a couple of my ideas from a while ago that could be horror themed:
    1) People go to a remote place to research a book/article/essay/whathaveyou and arrange to be stranded for a certain amount of time. They arrange to be picked up at a certain time but their contact never picks them up. They are actually stranded and creepy stuff happens in nowhere.
    2) Some people see something accidentally and they get hunted down for it (by some other people?)

    These ideas are pretty vague but they're neat. Also I found some of these writing prompts on reddit and I think they'd make a really good rp:
    1) An old cemetary is excavated to make way for a new development. Underneath each grave is a tunnel leading straight down.
    2) The reason humans have not contacted aliens is because we are an endangered species, and the aliens that found us can only protect us by hiding our existence; therefore, they block our attenpts to communicate with the universe. As we advance, they have a harder time protecting us.
    3) A group of explorers find the entrance to a massive bunker in the mountains. Inside they find a makeshift barricade and hundreds of skeletons. They then realize the barricade is facing deeper into the tunnels.

    Just some (pumpkin spice flavored) food for thought~
     
  16. Paladin_girl

    Paladin_girl Between the Chapters of a Dream Staff Member

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    Number one hits my horror sweet-spot after playing Soma. I'm up for this. *_* It's time for some walriders to appear...
     
  17. Fraeyalise

    Fraeyalise Occult Obsessed Hopeless Romantic

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    oooh, about the research? Yay! I've seen a lot of Soma played but I have yet to play it (and I'm DYING to). My first thought for the setting is an island, just because that's the easiest to create and the hardest to get out of, while sustaining life pretty well.
     
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    I made this map and thought that other people can use it for their own stuff too. I have an idea for the campaign, or atleast what's going on where, and if I'll be asked I'll post it too. Enjoy!

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