Long ago, this started as a one shot idea, but I couldn't help but flesh it out a bit as ideas kept hitting me. This page was some of my earliest work here on Elliquiy. For more of my recent settings, see either my Main Ideas Page or Breaking the Seal, a collection of fantasy settings stretched across a series of time periods and levels of technology. My most recent thread can be found here.
Over the last ten years, DrallTech has become the unrivaled head of the electronic entertainment industry. The manufacture everything from TVs to computers to game consoles and accessories, recently specializing in accessibility accessories that let people play games without traditional controllers. At the present, the company is getting ready to unveil their latest product; a series of Virtual Reality pods. They've already designed a number of scenes and programs for the pods; exciting game zones that even allow players to use special abilities; Social zones, including warm, sunny beaches and expansive, no-lines amusement parks; and even a series of erotic zones, from bathhouses to hotel rooms to brothels and dungeons, there's something to satisfy everyone's need. With most of the kinks worked out (or in) to the system, all that's left is for the company's key employees to try out the pods for themselves to make sure 'interactions' are realistic and will live up to customer expectations.
The set up can be as story driven as you like; players just looking for fun can jump ahead right into the action, but those looking for a slow build and some excitement to the plot will find plenty of options. Planning ahead, I have several ideas for things that could 'go wrong' within the VR world, for those of you who enjoy an extended story with some action and drama.
(Edit: I've been asked if these are the only characters I'll allow in a scene. Absolutely not. These are the ones I'm mostly likely going to play when doing this setting, but other players are more than welcome to use them too. Naturally, your own ideas are welcome and encouraged.Marcus Drall
Bigger Edit: I keep getting requests from people about playing characters outside their intended roles, such as asking I can play Lily as a domme, etc. In some cases, their roles and preferences are more flexible, but this is a good guideline of their personality...)
(Laid back, assertive when needed; Switch/No D/S, Female Prefrence)
Both the company President as well as it's namesake, Marcus has spent years building DrallTech into the company it is today thanks to a mix of passion, determination, and a fantastic team of employees. Under normal circumstances, Marcus has a very laid-back personality, though he's been known to take a stern stance when it comes to dealing with problems around the office. At 5 foot 10, Marcus has a very commanding presence around the workplace. Passionate about his product line, Marcus has personally done quality testing on every product they put out, and the VR pods are no different. He has someone special in mind for testing the more intimate features.Travis Delward
(Aggressive when pursuing his personal goals, Dominant, Female Preference)
Vice President of Dralltech, Travis is a man who rarely takes no for an answer. Quickly climbing in ranks within DrallTech through a mix of business savvy, shrewd negotiation, and cutthroat tactics, there have been rumors flying around for ages that the only thing keeping Travis from completely taking over the company is a deep respect for Marcus. Travis has a very dominant personality, and it often falls on him to handle disciplinary issues around DrallTech. While it may be an enjoyable one, testing the VR pods is just another part of the job for Travis, and he intends to maintain his professionalism while inside. He's looking for a partner that will allow him to fully test the VR world and it's wide array of 'features'.Thomas Anders
(Feels a false sense of entitlement, Submissive, unless in Certain NC Situatuions,
usually involving jealousy.)
Short, timid, and submissive are the three words that best describe DrallTech's head of the software department. Ever since the 'adult' features of the VR pods were dreamed up, he's been a huge pain for Travis to have to deal with, constantly trying to convince co-workers to test various features of the pod with him. Twice he's had to visit Travis for attempting to 'assign' testing duty to people within his department. As the designer of the pod's 'Death Proof' failsafe systems, his contributions to the company are hard to deny, but that's hardly earned him the respect of anyone within the company recently. If he were to move up in rank, surely he'd be getting the respect he deserved, and no one would be able to deny him any request, if only his bosses weren't around to hold him back...
(Edit: I'm actually surprised people are interested in playing opposite or even AS Thomas. He was always meant to be more of an Antagonist/plot driver, but anyone who'se willing is welcome.)Reyna Peele
(Sexually fluid, open minded, vocal, and at times a tease. Completely pansexual, Any and all kinks and genders welcome!)
One of the senior members of the software development team, Reyna was the one that convinced her superiors that the VR system would work best as an 'adult' experience. She's extremely open about her own sexuality, and strongly believes that adult interaction will make all of them rich. After all, she'd buy that product in a heartbeat. She sought out a position in DrallTech after learning about the VR project and has been pushing the agenda from her first day. While she is a tease, and displays a very perverted sense of humor, Reyna is very choosy about her partners. She's been on the volunteer list for quality testing the VR pods, and can't wait to let all her exhibitions out in a safe environment with her partner.Vincent Torry
(A thrill seeker, loves to have a good time, takes security duties seriously. Dominant, but prefers a challenge, someone who's just as assertive)
Chief of security at DrallTech, Vincent is a retired soldier with two tours under his belt. Eagerly looking forward to the day he gets to kick Thomas's ass out of the building. Recently, Vincent has been making a decent bit of extra money by allowing techs at DrallTech to scan his brain to provide the basis for what being shot, stabbed, or otherwise attacked should feel like in game settings with realistic feedback on. Occasionally is recruiting for testing to determine if certain sensations within his area of expertise are realistic. Vincent's hoping he can have at least one fun session out of all the tests.Lilly Falke
(At best, socially awkward. At worst, completely reclusive. Communicated best through email, memos, and other forms of impersonal communication. Lilly lacks the experience to be dominant or a switch, and will be very submissive at the beginning of a story.)
Lilly was a dual major in college, unable to decide what route to take, ending up graduating with degrees in both Psychology and Computer Sciences. It turned out to be the perfect combination of majors. She is the mastermind behind the Enigmatic Emotional Response Engine, the system that operates all non-player characters to ensure realistic interactions. Lilly had very little time for socializing, and comes off a little shy and lacks confidence. She's constantly worried her lack of sexual experience has impacted the project, making her NPCs less than perfect lovers.ENIGMA
(This one can go many ways. A complete blank slate at the beginning if desired. Dominant, switch, sub, it's entirely up to the whims of the player. It all depends on what the AI picks up. I'm willing to start with her as a more developed AI, just ask.)
Existing only in the VR world, ENIGMA is short for "Enigmatic Emotional Response Engine." Enigma is an AI that controls all non-player characters. This may be potential lovers is the brothel zone, workers and citizens in the city areas, or characters and non-player opponents in games. While Enigma's subroutines handle the most basic interaction, the AI can take control of any established NPC is conversation gets too complex for a series of subroutines to handle. As a result, Enigma can take just about any form in the game world, even spawning new characters custom tailored to the AI's or player's tastes. Enigma is capable of both emotions and learning, and may come off as naive at first, having just been 'born'.
Story ideas are completely negotiable, and left a little open for that purpose. If there's an idea or element you want to add to the story, let me know.
These are not the only ideas I will run! If you have an idea for a story, or just want to use the setting and discuss something new, I'm MORE than open to negotiation.Heroes of Palia Open Again!
(Anything/Anything, Action/Adventure, potential for a variety of scenes, group game potential, GMing potential)
- DrallTech is finishing up work on their most advanced scenario yet, a VRPG. Everything is going well for the testers who are enjoying a fun, if not slightly easy, game. However, when the main villain shows up for the first time, everything changes. Once the AI takes over for real time interaction, the AI scripts for the villain take over, merging with the Enigma core, resulting in an AI entity who will do anything to win, including killing the players so their avatars can no longer respawn. If the players want to win, they'll have to beat the game.
I'm really looking for a player or group to do this one with, I think it has a lot of potential to be real fun!Fantasies Inc. Rebooted!
(One-shot, smut driven, multi-partner potential, open for a variety of ideas on this one.)
It's been 20 years since the first true-VR system's public unveiling. While VR systems are still too large and expensive for most homes, companies have managed to create a vast and popular market in the form of arcades and rental centers. Fantasies Inc.
is one such chain that skyrocketed in popularity, despite many protests. An adults-only facility, Fantasies Inc. can offer individuals or couples their dream encounter, even plug them into their 'dating network' for a few hours. With a limitless number of settings and virtual 'partners' to choose from, Fantasies Inc. can make any dream encounter possible.Trouble In Paradise New and my biggest craving of my listed ideas!
(NC themes, adventure and danger)
This is sort of an expanded idea built off the previous idea, Fantasies Inc. Essentially, I'm looking to GM a virtual 'game' for a character that was looking to have some fun in an RPG world with lots of adult potential. As they have their fun, something eventually goes wrong. A few ideas I had involved an AI character developing an obsession with them, or an error in an NPC's code causing them to achieve self awareness and trap the player within the game to avoid ever being 'shut down'. Lastly, there could be a human GM that's controlling the game, who either comes to recognize the character as someone who turned them down as a lover, an ex, or just an unhealthy fascination that causes them to try to keep the played locked within the game, subject to their whims.
Regardless of how they are trapped, I'm looking for player that refuses to accept their situation. While they might not be able to log out anymore, they know the game will shut down if they manage to 'beat' it, and defy the GM/AI at every opportunity, as they seek to break the player first.Am I real?
(Romance themed, I can play either side, though would prefer to be the human player.)
An employee of a large entertainment company is drafted as a regular tester for a soon-to be released VR system. One of his main tasks is to have regular conversation with the NPC inhabitants of the various VR worlds, which includes the occasional sexual liaison in the adult zones. Over his/her visits, the AI begins to learn about the tester, putting more and more of it's own consistent personality into the NPCs they encounter, frequently taking over the default code to do so.YOUR Ideas!
Nothing here catch your interest, but you love the idea of writing something set in a VR world? Please, don't be shy to send me a PM! I'd love to bounce ideas back and foruth and discuss new characters. Nothing on this page is mandatory, just ideas to get the creative juices flowing!
Current stories in this settingThe Investor
, With Briar Rose