Thread moved to "Players Wanted" as I think this will be better if its a group game.
So, here's my rambling junk of ideas so far:
I usually take pre-game planning off to PMs at once, but as three of you have replied we might be able to do a multi-player game, and if we chat here, others might see and want to join.
My original idea was a 1-on-1 at the very end of the last movie where Shinji and Asuka awake on the beach and start afresh, a whole new life; Hideaki Anno doesn’t tell us anything
about the world they’ve woken up in so we could create any kind of setting we like and Shinji having gone through all that
and learned so much would not be such a total wet. He’d have some self-confidence. Asuka too by that point wouldn’t be such a total cow either.
(Hm, I really dislike the totally wet useless Shinji, in End of Evangelion he was... a complete waste of space. He wouldn't be much fun to RP either I don't think.)
But now that Lithos has mentioned Gendo and Xana the other school kids my mind has gone into overdrive…
I guess the ultimate game would be to have every major character represented; to reset the story universe so the kids are not 14 year olds in their last year of middle school but 18 year olds in their last year of high school (Elliquiy site rules and all that) and set the game somewhere in the middle of the series during one of the quiet times between angel attacks and before Asuka goes into clinical depression.
We could slant the story onto a sexual level by having Ritsuko and Gendo agree that the best way to get the pilots synch rates up is to allow them to fully explore their sexualities…
Then just set the characters loose and let them talk, play, fight, and whatever they want in any pairings or three-ings they wish ^_^
NGE has such an awesome potential for relationships, hm? If you’re a fan you’re bound to have read some of the fanfiction…
Shinji/Rei/Asuka (any combo of two of them or all three in a heap)
Gendo/Rei (ugh, makes my skin crawl, but hey… so what?)
Ritsuko and any of the kids (some intensive medical testing needs doing…)
Misato and any (or all) of the kids (Gendo moves Rei into Misato’s apartment on the pretext of increasing competition between the three pilots and raising their synch rates) – this is the well known ‘Shinji’s Harem’ scenario
Gendo/Ryoji (well, Kaji Ryoji does play the double agent, he could seriously commit to a deep cover for this one…)
Kensuke/any of the girls
Maya/Makoto (or Aoba)
A weekend camping trip with Shinji/Toji/Kensuke/Asuka/Rei/Hikari… hmm, could be fun.
If we make it near the end of the series we get the awesomely yummy Kaworu, hmmm… sexy boy.
Oh, the possibilities…
Here’s a full list of characters
we just set all the school children to age 18 and set the year our RP is set in to 2019. Everything else can stay the same.
I also especially like the Girlfriend of Steel game which introduces the very cute Mana Kirishima, I think she’s particularly pretty.
Also a useful episode list
@ Lithos: But if you’d like a 1 on 1 with you playing Gendo, I guess I could play Rei or Ritsuko, Rei being my favourite character in the series.
@ Xana: if you’d like a 1 on 1 I’d be happy to play any of the female schoolkids if you wanted to play one of the boys.
I’d be looking for accurate in-character play in all cases though a Shinji with a weeny bit more backbone would be OK
But with three or more of us it would be cool to do a multi-player game. I could be persuaded to break my own rule and play more than one character if I did this. But... but... need more ladies!
Or we could cook-up an alternative side story of some kind, perhaps one of the alternative universes we see in Shinji’s head in episode 26 which uses the basic characters only with altered personalities in a normal world (i.e. no angels, no SEELE, no NERV, etc.)Pilots:
First Children: Ayanami Rei
Second Children: Soryu, Asuka Langley
Third Children: Ikari Shinji
Fourth Children: Suzuhara Toji
Fifth Children: Nagisa KaworuSixth (?) Children: Kirishima Mana
= maybeNERV Staff:
Commander Ikari Gendo
Deputy Commander Fuyutsuki Kōzō
Captain (later Major, later Lt. Colonel) Katsuragi Misato
Chief of Science Division Akagi Ritsuko
NERV Special Inspector Kaji Ryoji
First Lieutenant Hyūga Makoto
First Lieutenant Ibuki Maya
First Lieutenant Aoba ShigeruOthers:
Lets start throwing ideas around!