Setting (Still in consideration):
The world will take place in a "Magicpink" world. Think of it somewhat like Steam Punk, but involving magic as a main source of power with a bit less in terms of pollution. There are marvels such as trains and several land vehicular powered by magic that can be found. Amazing marvels exist such as under water cities and the rare floating cities exist. Things are powered using special Mana Crystals that are mined and sometimes extracted from an alternate world known as the Edge. With recent developments, the once diminishing crystals have begun to be produced through artificial means due to the diminishing supply of available crystals around the world.
The world itself is in rather peaceful terms with each other, as a looming threat keeps once waring nations apart. The edge has begun to rip holes through the world and has released horrid creatures from its world. Those holes cause corruption to things around it as it can change the terrain into a dark and twisted place and corrupt any living being that might be in the area into much more vicious creature. Due to this, guild were created to fight those threats.
I could see this also being brought into a more mild "Steam Punk" place and taking out magic and replacing it with a few technologic marvels. No guns or the likes present though. It could possibly be given a modern edge as well, if people want to attempt that kind of setting. Over-all the setting is still a grey area in terms of the time period. Magic:
In this RP, magic is an ability unique to the user and develops around them, rather then being an art practiced by many. Individuals harness the power from the edge to unlock abilities that only they might possess. As the individual uses this magic, they can tap into strong and stronger variations with time and training. Each step up grants the user a stronger form of their ability then before. When an individual becomes stronger, their magic in each form also increases.
A drawback to magic is the fact it can only be accessed by tapping into the Edge. As a person uses their powers, they become more and more corrupted by the power. An individual might suffer side effects from the power such as hearing voices to acting out irrationally. While these side effects vary, they all seem to intensify greatly as the user becomes more consumed. The only way to recover from this would be to rest, though it can only recover so much of the users corruption. There are other methods known, though each are extremely rare and unlike to be in an individuals grasp.Forms:
As a user intensifies their connection to the edge, they gain additional forms. These forms often start small such as a unique tattoo or item and tend to become more prevalent the more linked an individual is. These will primarily be gained in the RP with likely only the first and second form being possibly given to start. While in a form, the user will get their corruption multiplied depending on the form. While not using their powers it remains at 0, however access their powers will yield one. A second form might cause them to receive 2 corruption per post they use it.
Forms themselves will likely recieve more restrictions for when the RP might start. I am thinking about forcing the user to remain in the form for 3-5 posts or something of that light to keep people from trying to 'jump' into a form for added power and avoid becoming consumed faster. System:
The system itself is a rather light system I created that develops off of a 'corruption' bar. Think like Soul Eater regarding how characters could feel insanity and it might effect them. Each individual starts with 0% Corruption and gains 1% each time they tap into their powers in a post. This might become stronger if a person might be accessing stronger forms. Below is a sample chart of how it might work (though it is not final):Power not in use:
0 Corruption per PostPower Used (Form 1):
1 Corruption per PostPower Used (Form 2):
3 Corruption per PostSpecial Ability (Pretty much a finishing attack or what not):
5 Corruption + Any other corruption that might be gained normally8 hour Rest taken:
Corruption cured by 40
Keep in mind I will probably need to adjust that a bit and there might be more involved. Now with the corruption, there will also be side effects given after certain points. This area probably will need to fixed and reworked, but it will generally look like something like this.30 Corruption:
The individual might hear voices in their head at times that can't be made out clearly.50 Corruption:
The user can clearly hear the voices speaking in their head and their mind might play small tricks on them.60 Corruption:
The user might randomly break out in fits of laughter. Their mind can become rather scattered and it might cause the person to blurt out words that might make no sense.75 Corruption:
The users will start to become delirious. They fight a twisted enjoyment out of killing and violence and crave more. Their personality will shift to be more dark. The user might be caught fighting with their own mind out loud. They aren't likely to hold back for the sake of an ally that might be caught in danger90 Corruption:
The user will act out violently to anyone around without care. They can still partly tell of their friends but they won't likely care if they get in the way and get hurt for it. Their craving for blood is intensified as a much more evil individual arrises.100 Corruption:
Complete corruption. The user enters a permanent state of insanity and will attack all who might come near. Their alignment will shift to chaotic evil and little hope of ever returning to normal is present (corruption is unable to be cleansed at this point). Example:
Keep in mind the system isn't final. We will take in that form 1 (activating your powers) will corrupt you by 1 per post. The special attack will use 5 corruption as its basis. Resting here will assume to cure 40 for this example. Humor attempted for giggles. ^^ Put into spoilers to keep it from hogging up the entire post. Each spoiler is a seperate post and goes down in order. Added the bold area to show how the corruption was tallied up in each post.
1.) Standing idle
Joe Shmoe sits ideally by doing nothing.
2.) Activating Power
Joe Shmoe suddenly sees a evil puppy-o-doom. Joe shmoe activates his power and goes to attack. He gains 1 corruption.
3.) Fighting using Power
Joe Shmoe continues to keep his power activated and attacks the evil puppy-o-doom again with funky flips. Adds 1 more corruption
4.) Using Special ability
Joe Shmoe uses his special 'Slap attack' on the evil puppy to teach it a lesson! No more stealing his tatter tots! Corruption adds 1 for using his power and additional 5 for using a special attack, giving a total of +6 corruption for this post.
With the evil puppy-o-doom dealt with, Joe Shmoe deactivates his powers and can be put at rest to finish his tatter tots. Adds 1 corruption since the power was still on when this post was made.
Joe Shmoe lays down and takes a nice long nap. No corruption is taken off until 8 hours of sleep can be earned.
7.) Finishing Rest
Joe Shmoe wakes up nice and refreshed after a long nap 8 hour nap. Corruption -40 allows for all the gained corruption to be lost, returning him back to 0.
The focus of this RP will be involved on a particular guild that will seek to close the holes to the edge and attempt to fight against the darkness it brings. More will be developed regarding the cause of the chaos. I hope to bring in character development in the story as I do want a focus on each individual being involved on their background and developing in the story (whether for the good of themselves or falling into darkness). I do have a general flow for the roleplay figured out that should keep the RP going for some time, while leaving plenty of room for each person involved to add their own input and really contribute their own story to the game. Conclusion:
Feel free to make comments on this system and the general story. It is still rather rough in terms of description so if you have anything you want me to clear up or fix, feel free to say so. It will likely be tossed up in the NC section under exotic due to the nature of magic being involved. While I will avoid having sexual content being tossed into the main threads, I'm sure they will be partly initiated in it before being moved to another thread. Being in NC: Exotic will simply keep things being safe and all all you perverts to have more sexual encounters still without having to be so prim and proper in the main RP thread. ^^
Again, please post if you have anything you want to say or if you like the idea. I am still shaping this game out so it can be changed up a little bit. the system should remain relatively similar and it shouldn't be such a huge factor to distract people, likely only existing as an added comment in each post to keep track of corruption and increase it as needed.