As stated in the post above this was a rough idea at first that I was still working through. Well since then I have put some more effort into creating and refining exactly it is I want to do with this game, which is why I am updating the interest thread. There is another reason why I am updating this and that is I have gotten a few PMs about running this game and figured that there was a large enough interest for this to move forward and see how many people would be willing to play. This game is of course very adult in nature and may contain the following content: Death, Rape, Gore, Mutilation, Monsters, Vore, and other extreme content. Now most of the Gore, Death, and Mutilation won't be sexual, but the manga that this game is based on has a lot of it in every mission. There are very few missions in the manga were no one has died or been horrible injured by the end. Please keep these things in mind while applying and deciding whether this is the game for you. What I am looking for
Okay now that you have read the little information on the background and thoughts that went into this game I would like to tell you what it is I am looking for, before going into the game information. I am looking for dedicated players that can post around every other day to every two days at least
. If you can't commit to this then don't apply I hate when people apply to a game play for a week and then leave without warning I know I have done it in the past, but I try my best not to and hate to do it to others. This type of behavior can kill a game very quickly, the same as over posting can kill a game very quickly. The game has to move fast enough to be interesting and keep people posting, but slow enough so other don't feel left behind and excluded from the game. I am looking for players that realize this and can commit to a game just as I am committing to be the games GM.
Players have to be okay with their characters dying as it might happen a lot, though you could be one of the rare characters that makes it all the way. With that said when a character does die the player can always choose to create a new character and have them chosen by Gantz, but the point of this game is to try and stay alive not send waves of mooks to their death so players have to try and keep their guys alive.
I am looking for players that are both unfamiliar with the setting and those that are. Players that are familiar with the setting please forget any knowledge of it so you can act like a true gantz noob and not do things that your character wouldn't do. I don't need a new person just summoned by gantz to know to put on the suit and grab guns, taking it seriously, without having been told or really thinking about it at all. Remember before you get summoned to the room for the first time you are just a normal person who knows nothing about the world you are about to enter.
I don't expect people to write novels for posts, but I would like at least a paragraph from everyone when they post. That means at least 5 complete sentences that are readable and easy to understand. Nothing is worse then going away for a day and coming back to 3 pages of one liners that could have been 2 posts of one or two paragraphs. It is annoying to read through and a little disheartening to try and write too as a player and as a GM, in my opinion. I am not a grammar Nazi, but I do expect your English to be understandable and not require me or others to read it a few times to understand what it is you are saying.
That sums up the basics of what I am looking for and expecting out of the players, now it is time to talk about the game.Setting
The year is 2011 C.E., modern day, and the place is Chicago, IL located in the United States of America it is a day and place like any other. Sure it has crime, shootings, gangs, and other problems, but nothing that isn't shared by any other city on the planet. Of course everyone likes to think they know everything about the city they live in, or rather that nothing could happen below the radar for to long without someone noticing or reporting it. Though that is just an idea, an illusion, that we think to ourselves to keep ourselves safe from the dangers that are out there and are waiting for us in the night. No one wants to think that the dinosaurs in the museums could come to life, that crucifixes could leap to life and hunt down humans that pray to them, that all those fairytales we were told as kids could be true in the most horrifying ways, or that the dead can be copied and brought back to life to play some sort of sick game for points.
Well guess what they are all true, though you would never know it because if the people who knew tried to tell you then a small bomb in there head would exploded. These people obey a black orb, that they call Gantz, that has resurrected them from the dead to participate in some strange and sick game of life and death. They fight for their lives, killing inhuman monsters and beasts that they never knew existed right under their noises. These warriors dressed in black are invisible on their missions, phased into a different spectrum, and fight for their lives are ours, though they don't know it. They in fact know very little about what exactly is going on, all they know is one day they died and were summoned to a small apartment room where all the doors were locked and a black ball lay in front of them. They do this on the whim of the Gantz to resist or disobey him is to forfeit your life and die, but if you chose to play you can earn points and maybe your freedom.
This is where you come in, you are the most recent member of the Chicago branch of Gantz, as you have recently died in an unforeseen and unexpected accident. How you died isn't important, whether it be suicide or shooting, what is important is that you died, or at least you did die and now you are alive. You have been given a second chance, depending on how you look at it, to live and all it costs is you fighting for your life. You have no idea what is going on or what to do, or even the bomb that is now in your head, all you see is a few other people in a room with you as morning exercise music begins to play and a message appears on the ball.
Your Liv3s Hav3 3nd3d.
How You Us3 Your N3w Liv3s Is 3ntir3ly Up To M3.
That's Th3 Tho3ry, Anyways.
Welcome to Gantz, welcome to the fight for your lives and ours.Character SheetName:Age:
(16+, sorry no little kids even though there are in the Manga.)Height:Weight:Eye Color:Hair Color:Tattoos and Piercings:Gender:likes / dislikes:Job:
(What your character does for a living)How you died:History:
(I would like at least 1 or 2 paragraph for this, though more is always welcome)Personality:
(I would like at least 1 or 2 paragraph for this, though more is always welcome) Important People in Your Life:
(I write this, because I would like a list of people that if they get affected your character would be influenced to do certain things or give up something. Such as loved ones, friends, or other important people. This can be secret or later public as it becomes obvious, but either way I need to know.)Appearance:
(this can either be a picture, written down, or a combo of both)Stats: Capped at 8 to start and no lower then 2 to start, you get 21 points to spread between them. You can also take points out of humanity to add to other stats.
Humanity - 6/10Equipment:Equipment
Here is a list of the standard Gantz equipment and what you will have access to till someone gets 100 points or find more.
Link to Gantz Wiki: http://gantz.wikia.com/wiki/Gantz_WikiGantz Suit
This suit increases the users abilities to beyond what a human could ever hope to achieve. It allows a normal human to jump 30ft into the air and hit the ground safely, lets people lift cars and throw them, and they can take bullets and blows to the body that would kill a man and not even get a bruise. For the mechanics of the suit in game I am saying all stats are doubled while wearing it and so long as it remains active. Certain derived stats don't change such as HP, Sanity, and Willpower, instead in the case of HP you get an addition health meter which is the health of the suit. The health of the suit is take your normal HP and triple it, this only works against blunt attacks, ballistics, and other similar attacks. Acid, lasers, and certain blades ignore this additional health bar and damage you directly. Taking enough sanity damage or damage to your willpower will also cause the suit to take damage and eventually break.Controller/RadarNeeds to be Discovered
Allows the players to see the area the can move around in, the location of targets, and shift to different spectrum and become invisible.X-Pistol
A small pistol that has two triggers on them which do different things, what they do is for you to find out. It is used for short range to mid range fights and has different power settings.X-Rifle
Has two triggers and is very similar to the X-Pistol just larger, more powerful, and more accurate.Y-Gun
Has two triggers and a built in net, this is a nonlethal gun and only sends creatures not blast them into bits.Gantz SwordNeeds to be Discovered
This sword can be extended to over 30 ft at will. It is sharper then any blade created by man and can cut through steel, concrete, and almost anything as if it were butter.Gantz BikeNeeds to be Discovered
the only bike you can bring on a mission. Can carry one other person, is quick, and very easy to handle.Stats
below is a description of what each stat does and a general ranking for them.Body
- This is used to determine how much health your character has, how long your character can run for, how strong your character is, and any other physical stat.
0 - Dead
1 - Crippled
2 - Handicapped
3 - Below Average
4 - Average Human
5 - Above Average
6 - Athlete
7 - Professional Athlete
8 - Olympian Athlete
9 - Inhuman Strength
10 - BeastDerived Stats for Body
HP = Body x 3
Stamina (how long you can do actives without rest, without penalty) = Body x 4 hours
Strength = Body (used to calculate physical damage)
Speed = Body x 3 mph (running speed)Mind
- determines how much mental trauma you can take before breaking down, how smart your character is, how mental quick he is, and how good he is at solving problems
0 - Brain Dead
1 - Barely There
2 - Mentally Handicapped
3 - Below Average
4 - Average
5 - Above Average
6 - Smart
7 - Gifted
8 - Genius
9 - Unimaginable Intelligence
10 - Wisdom of the AgesDerived Stats for Mind
Sanity = mind x 2
Mental Fatigue (how long you can function under mental strain without rest or recovery) = mind x 4 hours
Intelligence = mind (used to calculate special attack/mental damage)Perception
- How well your character can shoot, attack, spot, and over all fight and notice things.
0 - Blind
1 - Needs Eye Surgery
2 - Glasses
3 - Below Average
4 - Average
5 - Above Average
6 - Perfect Vision
7 - Eyes Like a Hawk
8 - Able to Read "made in china" at the Bottom of the Eye Exam Chart
9 - Can See a Fly on Hill From a Mile Away
10 - Can See EverythingDerived stats for Perception
ranged combat bonus = perception
Spot bonus = perception x 1.5 (round down)
Melee combat bonus = perception x 1.25 (round down when below .5 round up at .75)Reflexes
- How good your character is at dodging, hiding, and reacting to surprise situations
0 - Bump on a Log
1 - Sitting Duck
2 - Butter Fingers
3 - Below Average
4 - Average
5 - Above Average
6 - Quick
7 - Agile
8 - Lighting Fast
9 - Gone in a Blink of an Eye
10 - Can Dodge BulletsDerived stats for Reflexes
Sneaking = reflexes x 1.5 (round down)
Ranged dodge = reflexes
Melee defense = reflexes x 1.25 (round down when below .5 round up at .75)
Initiative = (reflexes + perception) / 2 (rounded down)Humanity
- how human your character is, how much they think or act like a human. Determines their thoughts and urges, easier to withstand the urges and keep your sanity with higher humanity.
-1 and below - Inhuman, a beast
0 - Alien
1 - Psychopath
2 - Deranged
3 - Scum
4 - Thief
5 - Below Average Individual
6 - Average Human
7 - Above Average Individual
8 - Nice Guy
9 - Do Gooder
10 - SaintlyDerived stats for Humanity
Willpower = HumanityOOC Knowledge
This is a just a few last reminders and notes to you as players. Remember if your character dies and you are not revived then your new character has no memory of who or what is going on, so don't make references to things your character wouldn't know about. When you get a 100 points there are 3 choices you can make 1) revive someone, 2) go free, or 3) get a more powerful weapon. Lastly I will be making all the rolls for people and keeping track of stats, hp, and that sort of thing so all you have to worry about is what your character is doing. I will tell you if you are hit, how much damage you take, how much HP you have left, and whos turn it is when combat starts all you have to do is write and figure things out creatively, as your posting will give you bonuses to your rolls. A note onto this when posting, post the intent of your actions and character I will determine whether it can happen or not.Rules
1)No God moding
2)Respect the GM's decisions and if there is an assistant GM respect his/hers as well.
3)Keep OOC in the OOC character forum, don't put it in the IC forum.
4)All rolls must be posted at the bottom of your post in orange text.
5)When your character talks use quotations as well as colors to help other players know when you are taking, thinking, or just describing.
6)If you have a problem talk it out, we are all adults and should act like them. Try to work it out amongst yourselves first if it doesn't work then ask a GM and we will help you to work out the problem.
7)Don't responded for another character in your post. As in if you are attacking someone don't say you cut them, but instead you aim to do it and give them a chance to dodge or react. After it is no fun to have your character die without you doing anything about it.
8)Now since this is a long term game, at least I hope, posts will be subject to change but I would like to have at least some activity every week.
1.A note onto this is that I know some people get intimidated by leaving and coming back and then having like 3 pages or more of text to read through, and most of the time I see that they are just a series of one liners. Or because they are in a quick conversation by themselves. Now I have no problem with this, but if there is another character near by or who might be able to effect your actions don't just write them out and skip them. This means give them a chance to respond, now if they don't within a couple of days or some reasonable time then go ahead.
9)if you are going to be gone please post that you will be so we are not hold up on waiting for you.
10)Writing standards - my own writing is not the best and I make errors and typos, so I don't expect you to have prefect grammar and English, I do expect that you have an understanding of English enough as to make it so that everyone can understand what you are typing without much trouble. this means that your English is coherent and at least decent with passable punctuation, capitalization and grammar. The Spellchecker is your friend, so use it often. I understand that we all make mistakes and some typos are ok, so don't sweat it to much.
11)I don't like one liners, some times they have uses, but they should be avoided. This is because it hard for the next person to come up with something from just a sentence. So keep to at least a paragraph and more is always welcome.
13)If a player doesn't post for a long amount of time, a GM reserves the right to post in their place.
14)if and when your character dies don't complain and whine, it is part due to the rolls and part due to your own actions. When your character dies you can still remain in the game, all you have to do is make another one.
15)These rules are subject to change with the approval of the GMs