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Offline Florence

Re: Create-A-City [Light:Human]
« Reply #100 on: December 31, 2013, 03:10:00 PM »
Might be worth creating some of the major figures in the criminal and law enforcement circles. Those can be used for a variety of plot points. Either straight up crime dramas and gang stories, or simply for plot points in other stories. Need a source of drama or conflict? A debt to an organized crime syndicate is always a good reason to be stressed out. You could even mix it into the hospital plot, to stir in a little extra drama if needed.

Ya know, who's the current commissioner for example? Are there any prominent figures working on anti-gang, anti-piracy or anti-smuggling task forces?

What yakuza, triad, kkangpae, etc. figures are trying to vie for control of the city? Who are the leaders of the various local street gangs? Who are the most wanted smugglers and pirates?

I actually have an idea in mind already for a kkangpae crime boss, to use as a personal character of my own. I'd be willing to work on more open NPCs for the other criminal elements if no one else has any particular ideas for them.

The kkangpae idea I have is a woman, despite the macho nature of organized crime, who kind of pulled an O-Ren Ishii, and just clawed her way to the top and dealt with anyone who tried to get in her way in rather ruthless manners. She's established herself as a legitimate businesswoman in Zan'an, head a South Korean trading company, which is of course a front.

One problem with the kkangpae is that they're a bit more obscure than triad or yakuza. I know they use tattoos for identification, but I cannot find what sort of tattoos they tend to use. I don't know if they're smaller, easily concealed designs, or something like the big, colorful designs the Yakuza wear.

Offline Chrystal

Re: Create-A-City [Light:Human]
« Reply #101 on: December 31, 2013, 03:14:08 PM »
I certainly would not mind playing the nurse if you like. 

I am thinking of rehashing a very old character that I tried to write a novel with over 5 years ago... but never had the inspiration to finish.

Sounds good to me.

Might be worth creating some of the major figures in the criminal and law enforcement circles. Those can be used for a variety of plot points. Either straight up crime dramas and gang stories, or simply for plot points in other stories. Need a source of drama or conflict? A debt to an organized crime syndicate is always a good reason to be stressed out. You could even mix it into the hospital plot, to stir in a little extra drama if needed.

Ya know, who's the current commissioner for example? Are there any prominent figures working on anti-gang, anti-piracy or anti-smuggling task forces?

What yakuza, triad, kkangpae, etc. figures are trying to vie for control of the city? Who are the leaders of the various local street gangs? Who are the most wanted smugglers and pirates?

I actually have an idea in mind already for a kkangpae crime boss, to use as a personal character of my own. I'd be willing to work on more open NPCs for the other criminal elements if no one else has any particular ideas for them.

The kkangpae idea I have is a woman, despite the macho nature of organized crime, who kind of pulled an O-Ren Ishii, and just clawed her way to the top and dealt with anyone who tried to get in her way in rather ruthless manners. She's established herself as a legitimate businesswoman in Zan'an, head a South Korean trading company, which is of course a front.

One problem with the kkangpae is that they're a bit more obscure than triad or yakuza. I know they use tattoos for identification, but I cannot find what sort of tattoos they tend to use. I don't know if they're smaller, easily concealed designs, or something like the big, colorful designs the Yakuza wear.

I was actually thinking of creating a main character as being a Lawyer, possibly Ausralian, so criminals and cops would be useful.

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Re: Create-A-City [Light:Human]
« Reply #102 on: December 31, 2013, 03:35:20 PM »
I totally agree.  I am getting inspiration from the Law & Order series so I could create an Inspector that could investigate the crimes.  I would not mind having someone as her partner.  The partner could be a man or a woman... I am not very particular in that regard unless some sexual tensions arise.  Whoever wishes to be my Inspector's partner can PM me to discuss any details that we need.

I am not sure what kind of lawyer you have in mind but I am thinking of going with the Aussie version in giving the title of "Crown Prosecutor" for those lawyers that prosecute the crimes.

Offline Chrystal

Re: Create-A-City [Light:Human]
« Reply #103 on: December 31, 2013, 04:49:59 PM »
That's actually the British version, given that the Crown in question would be Lizzie 2's... but I think it works better that the US "District Attorney", given that the place is so small that there wouldn't be that many "districts"...

Actually, Crown Attorney might work rather well?

My lawyer character is probably going to be more a corporate lawyer than a criminal one, but could do either.

Other plot ideas:

1) Tourist taken prisoner by pirates, develops Stockholm syndrome. Rescued by Australian TAG troops, led by a Zan'ani naval commander. This can be split in two or done as a single plot

2) An army raid on a criminal stronghold on the far side of the is;land discovers that thjere are no pirates or gangsters there at all, just innocent peasant fishermen and their families. Unfortunately the whole thing is filmed by a couple of American tourists who just happen to have taken a boat to the village.

3) OH and as a grand climax, how about "The Vulcans Strike Back!" - The long dormant volcano on the island opens a bleary eye and yawns, and people start wondering if there is going to be an eruption ...

So characters (can be PC or NPC) for each of those...

1) The tourist, the pirate chief, NPC pirates, the Zan'ani naval commander, the Ausralian TAG squad commander, NPC TAG troops.

2) Army captain, Village headman, NPC villagers, NPC soldiers, Tourists with camera phones.

3) The King, the PM, the City Mayor, the Royal Volcanologist/Geologist. Commander of the US air base. NPC M'aka'ato'go, the god of the volcano!

If I think of any more I will let you all know...

Offline MoralineTopic starter

Re: Create-A-City [Light:Human]
« Reply #104 on: December 31, 2013, 04:54:11 PM »
Okay so someone needs to create a list of plot points and NPC's needed like this...

Example:

<Name of plot: _______ >

<Plot outline in brief. 
Blurb about what's happening as a result of some of the things noted in the city notes that we've already established.>

<List of primary NPC's needed for this.>


Then after that, we can get to the business of creating NPC's for it. Tell us if you are open to other people making NPC's for your plot outline, etc...

* Also, any suggestions on a basic character outline? ( Something very simple for NPC creation. ) It must include at the top of it a clear indication of "Creator:     & Character is Open for others to play them: Y/N"  Or something like that.

Keep in mind that I don't mind if we have more then one plot. Make them small and simple at first. These are going to be little plots that our various characters can play out. (Chrystal's so far are the type of mini-plots that I'm looking for.)

Offline Chrystal

Re: Create-A-City [Light:Human]
« Reply #105 on: December 31, 2013, 05:07:04 PM »
Okay so someone needs to create a list of plot points and NPC's needed like this...

*Cough*GM*Cough*

Nah, I'm kidding, M. But what would be handy would be the formatting code for plot creation... Then you could either open a thread and we post our plots there, or we PM them to you for approval and you post them... same as with a normal character thread.

Could do the same with the NPCs, too. The only issue there is it is taking away two of your threads. How many of us are there? five or six? That gives 10 or 12 threads. I don't know how many you want to use, but for an entire country, that's not many if you want to give each sub-plot a thread...

Offline MoralineTopic starter

Re: Create-A-City [Light:Human]
« Reply #106 on: December 31, 2013, 05:23:25 PM »
*Cough*GM*Cough*

Nah, I'm kidding, M. But what would be handy would be the formatting code for plot creation... Then you could either open a thread and we post our plots there, or we PM them to you for approval and you post them... same as with a normal character thread.

Could do the same with the NPCs, too. The only issue there is it is taking away two of your threads. How many of us are there? five or six? That gives 10 or 12 threads. I don't know how many you want to use, but for an entire country, that's not many if you want to give each sub-plot a thread...
Allow me to demonstrate what I have in mind for threads....

C-A-C World Building OOC:   
More world building discussions, plot discussions, etc...

C-A-C Classifieds/L4RP OOC:   
A place to actively advertise plots/scenes looking for other players to join you. (Keep in mind the idea is that this RP will be more like a series of small scenes with various characters in them. Some interrelated and some not. All based on what each individual is looking for.)

C-A-C Denizens & Business Directory
The actual listing of all characters (who created them and if the characters are open for anyone to use them or not.). Plus a listing of all locations/businesses etc in the nation of Zan'an that we can use for our scenes/plots etc...

C-A-C Personal Accommodations:
RP threads for private personal accommodations.

C-A-C Cherry Blossoms Massage & Escort:
* A business that I created that I have yet to post with it's list of NPC escorts. Players will be invited to use the service, create characters for it, and/or use it for their plots/scenes.

Some other thread ideas that have been floating around in my head...
C-A-C Shopping/Market District RP
C-A-C Underbelly RP
C-A-C Political/Governence RP
C-A-C Post & Times News


Our current list of participants that have been active:
Angel Fire
Chrystal
Ember Star
Finn Mackenna
JackWhite
Moraline
Tenshinhan
Winterborn
Xerial
ZephySempai


*EDIT*
Still openly recruiting players to live and play out scenes with others in our player created City nation of Zan'an (see second post for cities details.)
« Last Edit: December 31, 2013, 06:20:17 PM by Moraline »

Offline Chrystal

Re: Create-A-City [Light:Human]
« Reply #107 on: December 31, 2013, 06:28:17 PM »
Looks good. Basically you are looking to create a forum within the forum, to give people an almost infinite ability to create settings and plots in an almost real-world setting, without all the hassle of needing to create their own world.

It's epic in scope :D

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Re: Create-A-City [Light:Human]
« Reply #108 on: December 31, 2013, 06:33:11 PM »
Wow... This is something that I never thought about in my visions of creating worlds.  I just have one thing more to say...

You sooo totally rock, Moraline! *Glomps our world creator in happiness*

Offline ZephySempai

Re: Create-A-City [Light:Human]
« Reply #109 on: December 31, 2013, 07:42:20 PM »
I was thinking about creating a sort of guardian character for the Heir to the throne. Maybe like, someone who knows of his lineage and is directly involved in his life to make sure no one comes to harm him.

The guardian would play the role of a family friend and could either be NPC or PC. I'll more than likely leave him Open.


Offline Ember Star

Re: Create-A-City [Light:Human]
« Reply #110 on: December 31, 2013, 09:15:43 PM »
Okay, here's a question raised. Since this is a fictional world/country would the possibility of bringing fantasy into it be possible (I.E. A local super hero)? Or are we keeping this strictly realistic humans?

Or, instead of that. What would you say to a local vigilante that's just a normal human with skills (like Arrow, Batman, or Iron Man)?
« Last Edit: December 31, 2013, 10:09:31 PM by Ember Star »

Offline Florence

Re: Create-A-City [Light:Human]
« Reply #111 on: December 31, 2013, 11:38:47 PM »
Okay, here's a question raised. Since this is a fictional world/country would the possibility of bringing fantasy into it be possible (I.E. A local super hero)? Or are we keeping this strictly realistic humans?

Or, instead of that. What would you say to a local vigilante that's just a normal human with skills (like Arrow, Batman, or Iron Man)?

I think we're keeping it relatively realistic, but I actually have a related question.

Since we've got an Asian city with your classic Asian gangs, how much are we allowing for reasonable suspension of disbelief in terms of like... martial arts movie type stuff. Not like, ya know, fighting an army off bare handed, but just HOW badass are martial arts allowed to be?

Edit: To clarify, like... are we talking... purely realistic. As in... a highly skilled martial artist can be pretty dangerous in unarmed combat, but can still be taken down rather easily if outnumbered or ambushed. Or maybe a there's a little liberty for the sake of cinematic goodness. In that case, maybe a martial artist is capable of pretty much holding their own against unrealistic numbers in unarmed combat, but still needs to be careful when dealing with armed opponents... and of course, there's always the possibility that their opponent might be just as skilled as them.

I realize, that this might not be a combat-heavy rp, as the setup does seem more focused on modern social drama type stuff; but I think its worth having these sort of things worked out before we have one person playing it strictly realistic, and another trying to go all Fist of the North Star.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2014, 04:12:06 AM by Finn MacKenna »

Offline MoralineTopic starter

Re: Create-A-City [Light:Human]
« Reply #112 on: January 01, 2014, 12:49:11 PM »
Looks good. Basically you are looking to create a forum within the forum, to give people an almost infinite ability to create settings and plots in an almost real-world setting, without all the hassle of needing to create their own world.

It's epic in scope :D
Basically this is it.

I suspect that as we get going there will only be a few plots running as people get into little groups. Then we'll have it free so people can enter and advertise like they do in the One Shot Stories RP section of E. Then people with limited time or a lot of time can team up for quickie single scene type RP's.

Then each and every RP will be adding layers to the story of the little Island Nation of Zan'an.  All of it created by the players.

Okay, here's a question raised. Since this is a fictional world/country would the possibility of bringing fantasy into it be possible (I.E. A local super hero)? Or are we keeping this strictly realistic humans?

Or, instead of that. What would you say to a local vigilante that's just a normal human with skills (like Arrow, Batman, or Iron Man)?
For now we are keeping it totally realistic but that does not preclude the possibility in the future of adding things. We'll see as we get going. I don't want to jump ahead of myself too much.


*NOTE*

I'll be putting up threads soon.


Offline MoralineTopic starter

Re: Create-A-City [Light:Human]
« Reply #113 on: January 01, 2014, 02:03:02 PM »
*Update*

I created a few threads for you all to look over. Make any comments you might have about them here so we can finish getting them organized. Feel free to post to them if you are ready or would like to do so.

Links:
[C-A-C] Create-A-City World Building
[C-A-C] Classifieds/L4RP OOC
[C-A-C] Denizens & Business Directory

Here's the code for my little profile banner icon for the game if anyone would like to use it:
Code: [Select]
[url=http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=193118.0][img]http://elliquiy.com/elluiki/images/a/af/Create-a-city-icon_sm.png[/img][/url]

Note! We are still recruiting as this game can encompass many small one shot RP scenes as well.  So there is lots of room for players. It's a game and setting all built by the players in it.

Offline MoralineTopic starter

Re: Create-A-City [Light:Human] (Recruiting)
« Reply #114 on: January 02, 2014, 01:32:59 PM »
For anyone wanting to create a character and play in this world, here is the character sheet:

Code: [Select]
<right or left justified, image of character, please try to re-size it so it's no larger then 400px tall>
[b]Creator's Name[/b]:
[b]Playable[/b]:  Y/N   <This tells other players if the character is free to be used by them for their own plots>

[b]Character's Name[/b]: 
[b]Age[/b]:
[b]Occupation[/b]: 
[b]Where do they live[/b]:   <in the city center, slums, rich neighborhood, rural part of the island, etc...>
[b]Physical Description[/b]: 
<Whatever major physical attributes or permanent markings that are not visible in the image provided.>

[b]Hooks[/b]: 
<Short list of very specific personality quirks or important notes.
Ex: licks lips a lot, will run at first sign of trouble, is the step-sibling of the Mayor's wife, etc...>

[b]Items[/b]: 
<List of items that they commonly carry on them>

[b]Tales[/b]: 
<Any backstory that you wish to relate or important plots that have been played out by this character. Please contact the character's creator to have tales added when necessary.>

Submit them here and ask questions here for approval.

Eventually, if accepted, you will be posting them here:  C-A-C Denizens & Business Directory

Offline Chrystal

Re: Create-A-City [Light:Human] (Recruiting)
« Reply #115 on: January 02, 2014, 02:01:08 PM »
I'm just a little bit puzzled by what you require.

Do you want us to post things in the three threads you have opened, or submit them to you first?

Offline MoralineTopic starter

Re: Create-A-City [Light:Human] (Recruiting)
« Reply #116 on: January 03, 2014, 02:43:53 PM »
Recruitment is Open

I'm just a little bit puzzled by what you require.

Do you want us to post things in the three threads you have opened, or submit them to you first?
I trust you to post them in the threads that I've created already. Then if you need a thread created for a role play let me know and we'll begin creating the actual "RP threads."

If you have questions about what's needed then feel free to ask any question you might have as I'm sure others might be wondering them same things themselves.

Here's a little something that I sent to someone else today:
Quote
About the game, it's a build your own adventure type of a game. If you are familiar with the Play-By-Post: One Shots section of E? Basically it's like that section. Together we all build (and are building) a small nation island called Zan'an (see world building thread. It's set in modern day with no real major changes to the world around us.

Then we create our own plot ideas (like some of the ones proposed here earlier),
Then we advertise them in the thread that I created for that purpose. In your post you say how many people you need for the story idea you have and then hopefully pick up one or more people interested in playing out your mini-scenario with you.

Then each and every character/business etc... gets created and added to the directory thread and our little role playing world slowly builds up like that.

...

Yours,
~ Moraline

Recruitment is Open