These are things that I'd like to try. In some cases, the ideas might also work for group RPs, but for now I'd like to just try them as 1x1's instead. Many of these will be NC-E in nature, though Light and NC-H are always choices as well that would also work for these ideas, and each idea is capable of being customized. Please PM me if you're actually interested in RPing in one of these situations, because otherwise I may miss your interest and the thread will become even more crowded.
11-25-08 Update: Re-added the SMT setting with an alteration, reformatted the setup of this post. Revised the Naruto-esque setting
Basically, in a D&D-like world, academies for all sorts of races are set up at large and mid-large sized communities, mostly capitals of kingdoms and neutral territories, that service different kinds of 'classes'. Each academy would have their own self-sufficient dorms, co-ed or single gender depending on which is decided. Many races are stuck together- Elves, dark elves, humans, barbarians, dwarves, centaur, lamia/naga, dragonkin, etc- while learning to become that which will lead them throughout the rest of their lifespans in the world. Of course, no kingdom is truly safe... one can only imagine what would happen to such a school if a neighboring kingdom conquered the one that such an academy is based within and what would occur to the students within... This would be, most likely, an NC-E natured theme.
- This idea is in use at the moment, thanks to Moyra.
No, not Star Trek. This is where a modern human society is approached by either hidden magical races or even aliens and integrated as a whole into their societies, or they both just start merging. This could also be as a result of Humans losing a war or winning a war on another planet/alternate earth, depending on the method of introduction of either species. This would best be NC-E
in nature. A good scene for this would be if there's a clandestine war between humans and some other species (alien, demonic, or possible even celestial in nature...)
Naruto-esque setting NC-E
, utilizing both original and made-up characters for use in the setting. Of course, the characters would all be at least 16 and higher. I am fairly familiar with the series. However, I would personally like to use only the setting, and not necessarily the already established (AKA, canon) characters within it. The world is huge and there's a lot possible in it. Perhaps one clan of ninja is more hentai-ish than the ones we've seen so far, and is actually more like historical ninjas than the open warrior-ninjas that are in the Naruto-world? Just a thought.
Shin Megami Tensei (SMT) setting
The world was devastated in many areas by the appearance of Demonic and Messiah forces, which brought about the Trifold conflict: Heaven vs. Hell, with Earth in between where humans lived. Though many humans survived, more were slaughtered over the course of a 5 year war between the two factions before certain humans that were capable of negotiating a truce between the two became available. With the war over for the past fifteen years, some small gangs of both forces that decided to remain on Earth are attempting to increase their powers and foothold in the human world. More humans, having grown up amongst demons in centered population areas, are attempting to placate the demons, sometimes using whatever means necessary... Quite likely NC-E overall. Some experience/background with SMT games might be useful, though not necessary. The 'Demons' and 'Messiah' forces all are beings that are based upon various types of mythological figures, such as pixies, megami, kitsune, demigods and gods, goddesses, and many others. I am looking to play a human 'negotiator' charged with helping to keep the peace between the factions in the city he lives in.
Though everyone is capable of bearing power, it is their dark selves that when mixed with the demon-like Shadows that kills that person, leaving a string of murders and mutilations across the land. But in some instances, there is something almost as bad happening. Not quite murders, but puppet-masters, pulling the strings of the original person. Perhaps these shadow-selves, after defeating their true selves, are somehow taking over the defeated and living as the person truly feels?
-This is taken more or less from the video games Persona 3 and Persona 4. Everyone that enters the Midnight channel and doesn't escape before the fog inside lets up basically is killed. This setting, however, more involves the lack of the Midnight Channel and the twisted Shadow-selves coming to take the place of the true person instead. This may mean the human changing into a demon, or upon defeat of the demon, the demon changing back into his/her human self with the demon then becoming a Persona- a demon that can be called upon to act for the human in question. This is definitely NC-E, and could also be a group game.
Macross/Robotech setting. Light-H or Light-ES
(depends on the setting involved). I'd like to try a Macross-type of setting. Macross Saga, Macross Plus (that'd be fun),or even Macross Frontier (which I would be most interested in). If interested, this wouldn't necessarily be a sex-based RP, though it would be within the realm of possibilities. Looking for higher-ups than, say, a Lieutenant (which is just about anyone). This could become more of a Game than a 1x1, however, depending on if there's more people interested. And yes, a female Zentraedi (or Meltran, depending on which series you're thinking of) would be very interesting (bonus points to those who know what a Zentraedi is). I am very interested in a Macross Frontier-type of RP. I am looking to have this take place before the events of Macross Frontier and possibly during/after, and would like to see where events take them.
More to come as I think of 'em.
Anime that I have knowledge of/am interested in:
Macross Frontier (and most Macross series in general)
Tenchi Muyo (not the newest series, but In Tokyo, Universe, and the OVA)
Crest/Banner of the Stars
Record of Lodoss War
and there are certainly others as well, but feel free to ask about ones that you're interested in.
However, ones I am not familiar with that are popular (somehow):
Yu Yu Hakusho (nice series, but not one I want to RP in)
Any Gundam series (not my cup 'o tea)
Ruroni Kenshin (not bad, but someone I know ruined the setting and series for me completely)