INTEREST CHECK RESTART - 06 NOV 2009:
This is an old game that was started but fell by the wayside. I'm looking to resurrect it; to try again with the slant and focus it should have had.
If you don't know what NGE is, you may stop reading now. Thanks but you need to be a real fan for this to work, the more obsessed the better.
If you do, and you think you might be interested in an RP based on it or a possible side story off it involving a few of the main characters (M/F, F/F, M/F/M and F/M/F) please PM me
A few guidelines:
I'm not comfortable with cross-gender play.
I'd like the game to be played in the first person, omniscient, past tense.
The game would be faithful to the anime universe and characters (I have not read the manga) up to a point
. One of those points is the age of the child-pilots will be raised from 14 to 16 for reasons that should be blindingly obvious.
I'd be looking for a decent bit of character interaction/development/plot and not just, you know... stuff.
Male characters will be hetero (but not averse to groups involving two males), female characters will all be bi.
You are a huge NGE fan; obsessed with it even.
Um... that's it.
The game will only need Shinji, Asuka, Rei, Kaji and possibly
Misato. Other characters will be NPC'd, Misato too maybe, we'll see.
The premise remains the same as my earlier idea and is based (sorry, I mean brutally plagarised) from a rather poor but very horny doujin I read in which Ritsuko notices that the EVA pilots synchronization ratios go up when they are feeling... um... well, adult
. A few tests are done (mostly on Rei and behind the scenes prior to game start) with the result that Ritsuko gathers some data and presents it to Gendo. He agrees to implement a project to develop the... ah... adult leanings
of the three EVA pilots in order to enhance their combat potential.
Rei of course happily undergoes Ritsuko's testing without objection while in order to stimulate Shinji's interest Kaji is enrolled as his mentor, to, um... go out and do it. A lot. Since all the pilots need to experience heightened, um... adult tendencies
it seems a no-brainer to Gendo that good subjects for Shinji to become acclimatised with would be Rei and Asuka. Or Misato... and, well, you see where this is going.
I think the story is best set in the 'happy times' phase of the anime, around episodes 10-12 when Asuka is a brash, confident egotist and not yet sliding down into her pit of self-loathing; when Rei seems to be coming out of her shell and when Shinji hasn't started doing his resigning and crawling away and hiding thing. Its the time in the series I think Asuka is beginning to maybe
think Shinji might be worth teasing for those
reasons; when Shinji is continually having hot-boy thoughts about both female pilots plus of course Misato; and Misato and Kaji are kinda on good terms. This take on the relationships that occur mostly within Misato's apartment seems to have the most potential around 'Magma Diver' or just before.
The basic idea is comedic, or at the very least upbeat and light-hearted. Nothing too dark, not too much drama. The key character is Kaji. I need a player to take Kaji and play him to overacted levels of confidence, dry humour, fast wit and those devilish girl-melting sideways glances. Kaji will really be the king-pin that holds this game together so his role is key. Kaji should spend time with Shinji explaining things and then getting him and Rei to do... stuff. At the same time he might also speak with (and demonstrate stuff to) Asuka but on the other hand Misato might be a player character to coach Asuka.
My preferred role in this is Asuka and I'd really like to see the other characters played well and believably but with an added flippant or humorous edge.