City of Heroes, and its expansion/companion, City of Villains, was the best superhero MMORPG on the market, but it was shut down due to greed and mismanagement (seriously, ask in the OOC thread if you're interested). There were hundreds of characters on at any time, even during the slow hours of the night. And in a city teeming with superheroes and supervillains, it's only natural that they would want someplace to go to blow off steam when they weren't in the mood to engage in the eternal struggle between Heroes and Villains. There was only one place that they could meet without fighting each other...
In Pocket D, an extradimensional club created by DJ Zero, almost all powers were nullified, and Heroes and Villains could observe an uneasy truce, just letting their hair down, grabbing a drink, stepping out on the dance floor, and occasionally *gasp* actually socializing without that whole Good/Evil paradigm getting in the way. Containing both segregated Hero and Villain bars (for those less inclined to rub shoulders with their opposite numbers), a VIP club, and a central dance floor, as well as many other rooms and amusements, Pocket D was the place where nearly all super-powered folk went when they truly wanted to unwind after a hard day. What is this? Or romance the night away, perhaps?Late Night at Pocket D
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Pocket D is a freeform socialization hub for superheroic (and supervillainous) fraternization. Meet up with other people of a super nature, and socialize with them. Perhaps even saunter off together for a saucy tryst back at your home, lair, or base. There will probably be many different sub-threads, as people explore their own slice of the superhero world. What isn't it?
There is no overarching plot, no storyline or timeline to follow. There is no continuity enforcement, no unified roster, no power levels or system mechanics, and no GM to run the show. That's up to you - this is your game, too. That said, there will be several GMs to keep players from ruining others' enjoyment, and one of those is me.How does it work?
Simple - submit a character sheet, and once you're approved (and everyone who is interested will be approved, provided that the character sheet is adequately filled out), find someone else that you want to socialize with. Chat them up in the IC thread, the OOC thread, or PMs, as you see fit, and if you find a good match, possibly enjoy a scene with them in the club, or take it out of the club to somewhere else. We intend to have a large number of location threads, based on locations in the City of Heroes/Villains game, and players will also be entitled to have their own "Home" threads. If you want to go Heroing and romancing in Dark Astoria, that's fine. If you want to plot a cunning plan with your latest henchman in Cap Au Diable, go for it. If you want to duke it out with your arch-nemesis over the skyscrapers of Steel Canyon, be our guest. How about a super-orgy in your Secret Base? Enjoy!WARNING!
There are only two kickable offenses in the game at this time: Disruption of others' RP sessions via unwelcome intrusion, and unwelcome god-moding. Be aware that god-moding will
be tolerated to whatever extent it's tolerated by your partner(s). If someone is either disrupting your session with someone else, or excessively god-moding your RP session, please send a PM to one of the GMs. So how do I join?
Fill out the character sheet below, Post it below or PM it to me, and step on over to the OOC thread to introduce yourself. Once your character is approved, jump on into Pocket D, or find a partner to write some scenarios with! It's up to you!
Please note that we DO have access to the City of Heroes costume generator. If you are interested in using it to create your character's appearance, please drop me a PM. But I don't know anything about City of Heroes!
Secret identity (if applicable):
Brief description of powers:
Brief description of weaknesses:
Brief summary of personality:
Physical Description or picture:
That's the beauty of it - you don't have to! The game is gone, but the spirit
of the game lives on. Stripped down to the basics, Pocket D is simply a place for super-powered individuals to rub shoulders, chat each other up, and possibly hook up for... deeper story-telling. Since Pocket D is an extradimensional
location, there's no reason to think that it doesn't also connect to Gotham, Metropolis, New York, and Los Angeles, in addition to Paragon and the Rogue Isles. So why should I do this instead of just play one-on-one RPs with other people?
1.) You'll already have a tip-off that they're interested in superheroic goings-on.
2.) You'll be able to meet other players that you might not normally have the opportunity to encounter otherwise.
3.) You'll have some sense of continuity, at least within your own character. So if you've read this far, why aren't you making a character sheet, already? =^_^=