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Author Topic: Abyssal Wedding (Drama-Horror, Extreme, All are Welcome! -LGBT friendly as well)  (Read 2664 times)

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Offline RoenTopic starter

It is a dead thing.
Silent as a mouse,
Cold as a pebble,
Still as an undisturbed lake,
Lying there, alone, at a cold damp place,
Completely submerged in darkness.

The corpse is there, its limbs spread awkwardly, its eyelids cut and its eyes forever open- bound to the blindness of the dead. Several cuts and bruises cover its body, the flesh is torn, the blood is let, drip-drip-dripping from the tips of its mangled pieces, its mouth wide open in a voiceless scream, and right before rigor mortis sets in- its white and blood spattered hand lets a crumpled piece of parchment fall to the floor below.
Upon the cold and wet floor, the paper softens and unfolds, not unlike a sea anemone, so everybody- and nobody- could read:


"Dear friend,

Andrew&Amanda

Request the pleasure of your company
To celebrate their wedding

On Sunday October 8th, 2015
at
The Nine-Men dock, New Haven,
where the state-of-the-art "Nautilus" will set sail for an eight-day exclusive and wondrous wedding cruise of the underwater world.

RSVP
17 Ashworth Drive, New Haven
NG174QJ

Join us, as we embark on the voyage of our love!"




Abyssal Wedding




There we go, so here is the jist. This is an interest check for a game that will be GMed by Kingmaster1 and myself.

What's Abyssal Wedding really about?

First and foremost, it's about the people, the wedding guests. About the groom and bride's friends and families, all invited regardless of their likeability, closeness or personality! If you've ever made a wedding reception's seating chart, you'd know- there is so much stuff going on! Long lived grudges, conflicts of opinions, clashing personalities, one-sided affections and SO many rumors, the likes of which you would only find amongst lifelong relatives and old-day friends- affairs, treacheries, unrequired loves, failed relationships/joint business adventures and so on and so forth!

So, there is a wedding, and it's being held on a luxurious underwater cruise on a world's first cruise submarine! The plan is ideal, take an eight-day cruise out to the ocean, gamble some, explore a beautiful deep-sea hidden reef and attend a magical wedding ceremony.

This is where the second aspect of the game starts, because- what happens when the submarine suddenly malfunctions, and the crew of the sub discover themselves to be without the means to resurface? What happens when corridors get flooded, and suddenly things like oxygen, heating and power become an issue? What happens when the guests are being separated into small groups and several mutilated bodies are discovered? Suddenly the same people, who only hours ago were cashing chips at the grand casino realize they're stranded in a submarine at the open sea, with at least one depraved psychopath on board.


How will we go about doing that?
Here are several ideas Kingmaster and I have come up with:

There are several murderers, not just one, and some of them can be YOUR characters. Basically, we're going to let you create your characters for the wedding guests, and then we'd approach some of you and offer you the position of a killer for the character that we saw fit. Needless to say, the people in charge of that violent murderous cult would be at our control.

Multiple characters for each player. Basically, this is a survival horror game, and we can't have a survival horror game when everyone survives, that takes the horror part out of the equation. On the other hand, nobody wants to have his/her character killed and be stricken out of the game, do they? So we want at least 2 characters of each player, as diverse and unrelated to one another as you'd like, and one of them might get killed. Point is, we want you to get attached to your characters; we want you to fear for them, so to make the need for survival a lot more real for you. So, yeah, we'll be setting a minimum requirement of 2 characters for each player, to a maximum of 5.

Elements you might encounter in this game:
N/C
Rough-Housing
Bondage
BDSM
Tentacles
Incest
Mind Control (not for sexual purposes)
Extreme Violence (not for sexual purposes)
Gore (not for sexual purposes)
Pain and Torture (not for sexual purposes)
Character Death (not for sexual purposes)


Character Sheet Template:

Code: [Select]
[floatright][img height=250 padding=5]*A SFW picture of your character HERE*[/img][/floatright]
[b][u]Character Name:[/u][/b]
[b][u]Alter Side:[/u][/b] [color=blue][b]Groom[/b][/color]/[color=pink][b]Bride[/b][/color]
[b][u]Relation to the Groom/Bride:[/u][/b] *What's your connection to one or both of the intended? If you're interested in playing a key position in the wedding or one of the immediate family members, please PM Kingmaster1 and Roen*
[b][u]Age:[/u][/b]
[b][u]Occupation:[/u][/b]
[b][u]Known Character Background:[/u][/b] *With an emphasis on the "known", if it's known to any of the guests, the crew of the ship or the intended, put it in here and specify the people who are in the loop, this part can be enhanced, edited and/or detailed once we all get to talk the relationships up on the OOC thread*
[b][u]Sexuality:[/u][/b]
[b][u]Personality:[/u][/b]
[b][u]Notable Relationship and/or Past Interactions:[/u][/b] *Not just the positive ones, this part should be filled once we've all discussed our characters' relationships on the OOC*
[spoiler= Additional Photos:]*extra pictures of your character. If you're interested in adding any NSFWs, here is where you do that, but TAG it appropriately!*[/spoiler]

[size=14pt][b][u]Player Section:[/u][/b][/size] *there is no need to include this section on each of the multiple character sheets*
[b][u]Player's Interest in Playing a Murderer:[/u][/b] [b][color=green]Yes[/color]/[color=red]No[/color][/b]
[b][u]Red Lines:[/u][/b] *Your own personal no-no's, refer to the disclaimer section above*

Notable piece of information: This is a LGBT friendly game, we will do our best to accommodate characters of any sexuality. Feel free to make some.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2013, 01:06:01 AM by Roen »

Offline Chreestafer

well this seems damn interesting :)
count me in :)

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Woo! that's one down ;D

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I'd be interested

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Yay! Another! :D

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I am in for sure!

Offline Barbarian

I don't know how often I can post for this, but I guess it would be around twice per week.

If that's cool, you got a Barbarian on board =)

Offline RoenTopic starter

Twice a week would work just fine, once might be a bit too slow to start with, Barbarian, would love to have you on board, should you manage that!

I'm currently working on the template for the Character sheet. There are still plenty of spots to go around! We're counting on at least three players for each side of the wedding. Remember, this might be a survival horror game, but it's all about character relationships, group dynamics, joint pasts etc, so cooperation between players will be a necessity! 

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Update!
Character sheet format has been added.

Next-
Groom&Bride CS's

Offline Ebb

This does look interesting.

1) Is the idea that the bride and the groom are NPCs, and we PCs are all tied to one or the other (or both) of them?

2) Except for the somewhat sci-fi-ish cruise submarine, is it safe to assume that this is pretty much a normal modern day setting with regards to technology, the supernatural and such? I understand, of course, that weirdness will ensue once disaster strikes.

3) To keep it simple and to encourage ties among players, are all of the PCs guests at the wedding (rather than crew members, stowaways, unrelated passengers, etc.)? (Not that it's a democracy, but that would be my preference.)




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This does look interesting.

1) Is the idea that the bride and the groom are NPCs, and we PCs are all tied to one or the other (or both) of them?
That's the idea, yes.

2) Except for the somewhat sci-fi-ish cruise submarine, is it safe to assume that this is pretty much a normal modern day setting with regards to technology, the supernatural and such? I understand, of course, that weirdness will ensue once disaster strikes.
The game is set at about 2 years from now. A sci-fi-ish cruise submarine is as close as you're gonna get to a spaceship lost in space while staying moderately realistic, so yes. Sci-fi, yet still technologically attainable in the coming years, I think.

However, I would again want to point out that the murders are going to have a ritualistic vibe to them, and there might be a play of mind control and tentacles (which is as supernatural as this is going to go, in terms of what you can expect happening to your characters) at the later stages of the game. That said, all of your characters are normal humans, 98% of our NPCs are humans, this isn't a game for the vampires and the sparkles, you won't be seeing Aquaman riding a dolphin outside your cabin's window *grins*. The setting is a pseudo-modern-day setting for the majority of the game, and you are encouraged to play it as if it was a pure realistic game. The reason why I'm typing so extensively on the subject, is that I'd like to be as precise about this as I can, as to what you should expect of the game, without giving any spoilers.

3) To keep it simple and to encourage ties among players, are all of the PCs guests at the wedding (rather than crew members, stowaways, unrelated passengers, etc.)? (Not that it's a democracy, but that would be my preference.)
Yes, but there's a loophole. The groom is working at the company that designed that submarine, there's a prototype deal going on, and the bride has been consulting on the project, so there can be submarine employees that are on the guest list as well. The short answer to your question is yes, all of the PCs should be on the guest list.
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Offline PrestaDGTation

  Oh Wow!!  Count me interested!!

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count me in :)

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I knew we would get interest! ;D

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IDK- when you are taking characters, but I want mine up before I go to bed :)



Character Name: Gemma Marie Knightly
Alter Side: Bride
Relation to the Groom/Bride: 1st Cousin to the bride.
Age: 22 years old
Occupation: Works as a designers assistant
Known Character Background: She's the single cousin who has probably accidentally broken a few hearts because she is career driven as much as she wishes she found the perfect guy to ask her to marry her. She sometimes seems like she doesn't care for love but she's a hopeless romantic and loves weddings.
Sexuality: She is straight. Doesn't mind a little spicing up though here and there for fun.
Personality: She is outgoing, enjoys dancing and loves food. People say she's intimidating but she doesn't understand why because she thinks she's awkward, silly, and fun.
Notable Relationship and/or Past Interactions: Has a bad relationship with a fellow cousin (not the bride) since she broke up with his best friend back in college. She doesn't mean to, it just happened. After all- he cheated on her! But hey, bros before... well, you know. (more to come as characters come along?)

Player Section: *there is no need to include this section on each of the multiple character sheets*-I don't understand?
Player's Interest in Playing a Murderer: No OR MAYBE
Red Lines: No tentacle or inhuman playing unless the character looks human and is using human body parts. No body modification (I don't choose pictures of a character that I want to change her looks!), no sort of water sports or anything like that. If it's meant to go in the trash or a toilet- I don't want to know about anything else. Hm... that's really it.

Offline Chreestafer

ill be working on a character here shortly, maybe tomorrow.

but I have a question, would the groom (or bride) have any military ties?
I was thinking about doing an old navy buddy, one who is in the actual bridal party.

Offline RoenTopic starter

but I have a question, would the groom (or bride) have any military ties?
I was thinking about doing an old navy buddy, one who is in the actual bridal party.
The bride/groom don't have any military ties. However, he can be a friend of the bride/family of the bride, since before his service at the navy.

Sansa, that character shows some promise, hopefully we'd be able to flesh its sheet out through our OOC discussions (:
Keep in mind that each player is expected to play a minimum of 2 characters.

Edit:
Update!

Added a LGBT friendly tag. Not to say that this is an LGBT oriented game, but to better clarify that this game welcomes all. It has been my impression that LGBT oriented players on this site feel less than encouraged to seek that kind of content on group games, simply because the personal preferences don't usually match. So, here is to let everyone know that we will do our best to make room for and service all *grins*, by creating suitable NPCs and encouraging our interested players to do the same.
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Offline Chreestafer

Ok I'm looking to maybe have 3 characters.

Offline TeacupTwink

Interested, very --- very --- interested.

Would it be alright to maybe play the bride's nephew whom has possibly been getting.... more than felt up by his new Uncle?  As one of my characters that is?

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Interested, very --- very --- interested.

Would it be alright to maybe play the bride's nephew whom has possibly been getting.... more than felt up by his new Uncle?  As one of my characters that is?
If by new uncle you mean the groom, then I don't see it happening, man, sorry. Doesn't fit the character of the groom.

Offline TeacupTwink

If by new uncle you mean the groom, then I don't see it happening, man, sorry. Doesn't fit the character of the groom.

Well originally that is where I got the idea. [ I haven't seen a character for the groom, so I wouldn't know. ]

However honestly now that I think about it, the person getting a bit handsy with him doesn't need to be the groom. As long as it's some form of relation, taboo. It's just a little more fun if it is the groom. :]

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How about the groom's handsy dad? ;P

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How about the groom's handsy dad? ;P

That'd be good too. ;B Even if they weren't related to my character.

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Well...by marriage :P

Offline TeacupTwink

Well...by marriage :P

So maybe nephew of the bride or groom x the groom's dad? Which would make him kind of the nephew's almost-sort-of grandpa-like figure? o.O Could be hot, but I don't think anyone would be willing to play him.

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These are all interesting ideas, Teacup, but this is a discussion we should hold after the character has been submitted. The inter-characters relations and past encounters will be discussed in the pre-game OOC thread, so to make sure you create characters that are solid and sustainable on their own, as opposed to basing them on the said encounters and relationship. Simply speaking- your character needs to have more going for it, rather then just be "the nephew that got molested that one time by the groom's dad". It can be something that happened, but don't count on it to define your character. We want whole characters that can hold a rich and interesting system of group and inter-personal dynamics.

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Sorry about that Roen, I was tired and not thinking. It was nearing 5 am for me during that time.

Also, no worries - I have actual character ideas and not just smut. He'll have a story and background, though actually there is a reason why I wanted that sort of relationship. It would help build the character I'm thinking of because I'm seeing sort of perhaps the son of a woman who is perhaps a socialite. Whom has rich men take care of him, buy him things all the time to be in a relationship with him, so on.  Though, I'm struggling to find his occupation / calling. I want him to be an artist - but the question is what kind. :]

Simply speaking, for once I'm not going to be in a role-play circled around sex. Though I love them, I'm excited for something different. As you know I tried opening a murder related rp and it never got off the ground. :]

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I'm playing one of the dads :P

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*stamps ticket*Certainly, all aboard for the voyage of the damned and damndier!

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I think identical twins could be very fun :-)

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I am so interested in this it hurts.

If there's space, I'll jump on thinking up a character and submit something soon. :D

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Awesome :-)

ore is always better

Offline TeacupTwink

Is there a character thread yet? I'd like to see what is created first so that I don't do anything anyone else is. o,o;

Offline Emmykins

Is there a character thread yet? I'd like to see what is created first so that I don't do anything anyone else is. o,o;

This!

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Well, I can certainly set that up :-)

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I'm thinking of playing three siblings (sister/brother/brother probs, with the last being trans, maybe?) - I have a few pictures but haven't decided on anything yet. I assume they'd probably be cousins of either side, to be decided, and would be willing to play one other character, which is open to suggestions/discussion.

I like what you have so far Tony. The twins are. -cough.-

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That sounds cool, i just want everyone to be able to handle the amount of characters they choose, you know?

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That sounds cool, i just want everyone to be able to handle the amount of characters they choose, you know?

-Nod.- I'm not anywhere near struggling to keep up with things, and may even just do a brother/sister set, but I haven't even got that far. Just roughdrafting some personalities and stuff to show here to you all.

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http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=192329.0

Here's our character thread, put all your characters here, I suppose :P

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Sorry about the lull, been waiting and haven't gotten much from my co-gm recently :/

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Very interested, could the bride have a sister or do I have to be a more distant relative?

Offline Chrystal

Is this still accepting characters?

If so, I would be interested to play the  the "black sheep" of one family or other, the lesbian aunt who is shunned by the grandparents for being an abomination, and who is quite comfortable with her sexuality.

If anyone wanted to play my character's girl-friend that would make things even more interesting!

OR, if you already have a lesbian aunt character, I would be happy to play her girlfriend?

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Well, she would only get problems if she was from the bride's side of the family cause the groom's side is pretty open in that case. I dont think we have an aunt character so sure, feel free to make one :-)

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No, not anti gay or lesbian, just less open. Like, there the ones who are fine with it on the surface, then make snarky comments when the backs are turned :P

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Well, her fiancee's parents are gay, so she's fine with it XD

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I need my co-gm for that and I haven't seen him around for a while :/

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    Hi, I just found this and after reading through the thread was thinking of playing one of the project managers. One who is determined to make sure the project and sub are a success - no matter what. So he'd be very likely to be the one to organize people into hunting parties to find and capture the killer(s). Although if the killer ended up dead so an autopsy could be performed to determine why he was killing, well, accidents happen.
    Does the character sound workable for the role play?

    Do you have a layout of the submarine and/or ideas of how many people it can carry?

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Sorry for the holdup, guys. I've been sick.
I'll be catching on and making progress asap.

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Sorry about the delay gents and ladies :P

We will be back up and running ASAP :-)

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Hey,


I was wondering if there was still room for the implementation of two male twins?


I had communications with Roen about this, yet I don’t want to step on anyone’s toes here.

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Everything is pretty open at this point :P

I think the two twins would have to be friends of the groom though.