The IdeaI keep the front page constantly updated so if this thread says "Now Accepting" or "Still Accepting" we're still accepting applications. If the thread says "Closed" then we're no longer accepting applications.
I was inspired to do a RP based on this franchise by a piece of media that was entirely unrelated: Tron
. I enjoyed Power Rangers when I was younger, especially, the unforgettable Mighty Morphiní
series, and I wanted to bring it back, but in a more bad-ass
fashion. So please be sure to thoroughly read this RP, and if you have any questions after, make sure you deposit them in this thread so that if others have the same questions, then they can see my answer. My Role as a GM
I am not new to GMing at all. I have been a GM forever, so when I come up with ideas, they more than likely will have a beginning, middle, and an end, and there will never be those long pauses where the RP is trying to decide on what to do next. As the GM, I have the right to accept and exclude all applications to this RP. What I need in order to run this role play successfully are players with a creative imagination. I can guide this RP, I can move the story line, but it is primarily you, who ensures the survival of this role playing game. Your Role as a Player
As you participate as a ranger in this RP, you will be required to know your character. I have seen too many incidents where people just create characters that they have no feel for whatsoever. Especially, when you have to figure out what your character would do in certain situations. You should know what they would do and shouldnít have to ask others or advertise your confusion in the OOC. So, please, know your character
. Do not create something that you donít think you can role play.
By knowing your character, you will grow to love your character, and thus be able to talk more about his or her social and domestic life. What I want from you when it comes time for character creation, is a person from any occupation. I do not want a bunch of pure military buffs running around in this RP. I do not recommend it because then it will require you to role play the military, and if you want that job instead of leaving it up to me, the GM, and would want to role play your character as well as the military in all situations of the RP, then feel free. Just let me know. If not, then donít make a military character because chances are, he or she will still be involved in it, even after abduction (itís not good for player to player interaction).
I will only be accepting six characters: three males (technically 2) and three females BUT
players who are interested in this game are allowed to submit as many applications as they want. I will only be choosing six applications (three male (technically 2) and three female characters) that I feel bring a certain flavor to the game. If your application isnít accepted, do not feel bad or forget about this game. Your application will be several things: 1) If a player bails out of the game, then you could easily replace them and 2) I have in the past added two new rangers to the team, and so if youíre still interested, your profile may be accepted as one of the new rangers. Also, depending on how good the profiles are, I may just allow more than six but not too many because having too many participants can ruin a game also.Color
: I have a limit on the color of the uniforms. If someone chooses blue, and then someone chooses navy-blue, Iím going to ask the person who just wrote ďblueĒ as a color to specify whether it is dark or light blue because if he or she says dark blue, then Iím going to tell her or him to change their color. Weíre not going to have two players with the same exact color. Also, you are not required to have the same colors as the original power rangers. You can have whatever color you want (yes, this means purple, orange, indigo, etc).
Your characters will be no younger than 18, so 18+ is permitted here. The site says 16+ but Iím allowing 18+. 16 is just too young to me. Communication
: Please, please, please, if you are going to be absent for any reason, let me know. You donít have to tell me what the reason is exactly because that is your business, but just tell me youíll be gone for this amount of days or weeks and I can cover for you until you return. Yes, the GM can cover for you. So there is no reason for people to say: ďAw shucks, Iím going on a two week vacation and Iím going to hold the game back. Let me just go ahead and quit.Ē I can work around your absence and give you an update of all that has happened in the RP upon your return. But just please communicate with me because if youíre absent for seven days without leave, then I will replace you with one of the players who didnít get their application accepted at the beginning.
So letís dive into the RP shall we?
Power RangersThe Setting
The city that all players will be a resident of is Angel Grove
. Angel Grove in this RP is a modern/futuristic mix of robotic technology, A.I., neon lights, flashy-flashy, billboard-blazing pot of advanced technology. I will allow most things you come up with to describe the technology in this city, so feel free to paint your own picture. I am not going to write a huge and elaborate description of this city because then that will make you have to read more and memorize stuff. So yes, Angel Grove is a metropolis. Anything you want that you think will be in a typical city can exist in Angel Grove, and as you create places, say you come up with names for coffee shops, bars, night clubs, etc. I will be adding those names to the IC post to keep players up to date of what exists. So everyone will be creating this city that is Angel Grove.
Angel Grove is a fictional city that I will place in the United States, so if you wish to have a character that is of foreign origin, you can do so. The RP will take place in the Spring of 2080. You can treat this as a modern and every day setting when you start out, and feel free to go a bit wild with the technology, but donít forget that this is not a purely futuristic RP.The Plot
In a nutshellÖOnce upon a time, there was a great war between two alien races: the Nova and the Morphos. The Nova are a race of machines and advanced AI, and the Morphos are a mixture between plant and animal with ever-changing forms that can mimic other life forms. The Nova became overwhelmed in the battle for dominance by the Morphos and fled across the galaxy with the Morphian military hot on their trail. It was when they entered a particular galaxy where the only sign of life existed on a little, blue planet that the Nova sought to hide from their pursuers. Fearing that one day the Morphos will discover them, the Nova devised a plan of defense. After studying the planet and the beings called Humans, the Nova desperately began collecting these Humans for the sole purpose of turning them into super weapons that would not only be able to defend them but their planet.Act 1: The Beginning
]Act 2: Rangers Unite
] Act 3: Training Day
- [Pending completion
The battle with the monster known as Freak was a failure and a disaster. Lacking cohesion and experience, the monster made short work of the team and with the death of a fellow teammate, the rangers were reminded of how serious their role in defending the Earth is. Freak has mysteriously vanished. Scars, mental and physical, were left in its wake. A new ranger will be joining the team, and each ranger will undergo intense training, but will this amend their disorder?
The Rangers The Device
At the beginning of the role play, your characters will congregate together and be enlightened by the Nova of their new duties. Your characters will receive a morpher that can conveniently wrap about the wrist or be stored into your pocket. That device will be what allows you to transform into, indeed, the super weapon that is the Power Ranger. It is also a device that can allow you to communicate with other players in times of emergency or even to seek information about anything from home base. Function
: Now, I want everyone to be able to use it the same way, so Iím going to state here how you will activate it. It works like a puzzle. If you pull it apart, twist its sides like a rubix cube, and snap it back together, depending on the combination, you will become the PR. Later in the RP, your characters may receive new combinations that link to a stronger form of battle armor. How your armor materializes onto your characterís body is entirely up to you. I was thinking that it pieces together all digitalized and stuff. But, entirely up to you. Device Appearance
: Itís five-inches long, metallic black, and itís in the shape of a three-dimensional, diamond shard. In its center is a glowing ball of light that is its power core, and it responds to your characters touch. This device strangely, no matter which way you pull it apart and twist its parts, itíll always merge back together in the same shape.
Your characters will not know how to use the device at first, but Iím sure theyíll figure it out on accident (tinkering with it). Understand though that human beings should not be allowed to see your characterís powers. Your characters are like super heroes, so keep it under wraps. The Armor
The armor can look any way you so choose. I was thinking more along the lines of tight-fit, but not like spandexójust not bulky that youíll look like a walking Gundam. The armor is basically resistant to conventional weapons crafted by Humans. The armor being resistant to a nuclear explosion is another story, and I donít think thatíll ever happen lol. The armor is there to provide resistance to the alien weapons of the Morphos. Like Kevlar, it is not perfect if you are being bombarded by an alien turret or explosives, so please be careful. The armor becomes almost symbiotic with your character in that it gives him or her enhanced physical and mental prowess. When donning the armor, the morpher is no longer necessary for communication as you all will be able to communicate with each other telepathically. The Weapons
You will be allowed a primary, secondary, and ranged weapon. Your primary can be either melee or ranged. Your secondary can also be either melee or rangedówhatever you decide. You might have a character that is all about the guns, or a character that is strictly all about the blades, or youíll have a combination of either. The weapons must be an actual weapon. I will not allow people who try to say: my primary weapon is a sword that turns into a bo staff, and then into a spear. No. Those are three different weapons. That wonít be permitted.
I will permit characters to carry explosives and other miscellaneous items such as power cells for the ranged weapons. I canít think of any other miscellaneous at the moment.