The Village of WhispersCurrent Character Breakdown:Innocents:
2 - Dariusfallenstar and Nymphadora. Actively seeking. Goal 4-5Investigators:
2 - Chaosfox and CurvyKitten. Passively seeking. Goal 2-3Tempters:
(A hidden number). Actively seeking. Goal 2-4 (including players who have multiple characters)Admins:
2 - Dariusfallenstar. Actively seeking 3 more. We've had plenty of interest. Please visit our OOC characters thread to post your character and review current players.Seeking:
We're open to people able to commit to 1-2 posts per week. People who are interested should be comfortable with posting at least 150-250 words per post (about three solid paragraphs) and able to write descriptive erotica with some degree of skill. Ideally, we're going to balance the genders of the characters. We're currently wide open on the number of participants, too, considering that plot duties are going to be divided between myself and other admins. Backstory and Setting:
This supernatural story takes place in a village "somewhere" beyond the reach of modern civilization. Because of the nature of the corruptive powers inherit in the village, it gradually changes locations - moving every so often to find opportune victims (more on this later) for its unknowable purpose. The village itself seems to have been lifted from some tropical paradise, and comes equipped with enough amenities to make the place equal to any resort. However, the village has no access to the outside world (no cellular phones, no TV reception, etc.)Corruptive Influence:
While within the confines of the village people face near-constant temptation to give into some sort of corruption. This corruption is not specifically sexual (though this is E, so it tends that way) but is more of a spiritual thing. People are tempted to give into whatever darkness is naturally inside of them. This can take multiple forms, from angry violence to truly depraved lust. The source of this corruption is mysterious, even to the administrators of the village (though they appear to know more than they are sharing), and somewhat esoteric. Players in this game can use the force on their characters as they see fit, in addition to the temptations other players and NPCs bring to the table (see Tempters, below). This game is not all about becoming dark and wicked, however. Characters can grow less corrupt and attain a level of purity that the village cannot wash away (with significant effort). Odd Powers:
Being corrupted has many benefits. As the inhabitants of the village give way to the temptations offered by the Village, they begin to grow more powerful. Think of this as somewhere between low-powered Marvel characters and Heroes. The powers gained in the village are permanent, even if people become less corrupt or leave. This may allow this game to grow into a Phase 2 stage, exploring what happens to the once-inhabitants outside of the village. Types of Characters:
We're interested in several archetypes of characters (though you may play the gray areas between the types if you wish).
Character Corruption System:
- Innocents: (PCs) Characters that are currently morally pure. These can be of any age or nationality. Innocents either stumble onto the village or are lured/sent there by Tempters.
- Investigators:(PCs) Characters that have heard of the village and come to investigate. Investigators are usually already a little corrupt, and should be mature but of any nationality. Investigators seek the village out or are lured there by Tempters.
- Tempters: (PCs or NPCs) Characters that have been in the village long enough to become corrupt. Tempters gain power by tempting others to give into corruption, and can enter or leave the village freely. Players can have a Tempter in addition to their "main" character. Tempters may or may not work with Administrators.
- Administrators:(NPCs only, played by myself or designated individuals) Administrators are the people who are somewhat aware of the true nature and purpose of the village. They work in mysterious ways and are the official "heads" of the place. They have abilities that allow them to repair or move the village as needed, along with a few subtle powers, but are not gods; they were born human, too.
Let's keep this simple - Corruption scales from 1-10. Innocents range from 1-2. Investigators range from 2-5. Tempters range from 5-8. Administrators range from 8-10. When a player submits a character sheet (which will be brief), we will include a Current Corruption number, along with at least 2 Vices and 1 Virtue. Vices are ways your character can be tempted (and gain corruption). Virtues are ways you can be virtuous and lose corruption. An Administrator will rule on all corruption gains above 5 and all
corruption losses. This ensures the game is flexible (you can go up to 5 all on your own), but balanced. No one god modes here. Here are a few supplemental rules:
1: You don't change your character type by going to 5 corruption. Innocents do not become Investigators, for example.
2: You cannot get above 5 corruption without also
becoming a tempter and actively corrupting others.
3: Players cannot have above 8 corruption.
4: For each point of corruption, you may earn 1 small special power. Over time, as you gain new corruption, you may add the powers together (for a more impressive one) or augment your list with more special powers. Examples of little powers include appearing younger than normal, aging slowly, being able to change very small physical features, or healing quickly. Send an Admin a PM for approval of whatever power you want to add.
5: If you are a tempter, you do not
need to list it on your sheet. You can also
hide your corruption number, provided both Admins are aware of the real deal.
6: You do have to list any powers you gain on your character sheet, but players are discouraged to go peeking (so hide the powers themselves from public view). Character Sheets
Again, we're going with simplicity. People who are interested in playing and who feel they understand the rules and meet the posting requirements should post a character sheet on this
page for review and approval by the administrators. Your sheet should include the following:
- Character Name
- Character Age (feel free to include apparent versus real)
- Character Type (Innocent, Investigator, Tempter)
- Starting Corruption:
- Current Corruption: (Leave blank until after we've started the game)
- Background Summary (Don't reveal anything other players shouldn't see.)
- Character Picture - please use the hide function on this, so the page doesn't get bloated
Example Powers (TBD)
Example 1 Point Powers:
1 point powers are subtle and personal
Subtle in this context means: difficult to notice.
Personal: effecting your character
Example 2 Point Powers:
2 point powers are subtle and personal or may influence others/the area around you
Example 3 Point Powers:
3 point powers are discreet and personal
Discreet powers may be obvious, but if so they could be explained away (through technology, etc.)
Example 4 Point Powers:
4 point powers are discreet and personal or may influence others/the area around you
Example 5 Point Powers:
5 point powers are obvious and personal
No one mistakes a 5 point power as technology or Hollywood illusion. Well, few people would...
Example 6 Point Powers:
6 point powers are obvious and personal or may influence others/the area around you
Example 7 Point Powers:
7 point powers are impressive
Example 8 Point Powers:
8 point powers are awe-inspiring
Players are encouraged to plan or play multiple characters. Each player may have one standard PC and one Tempter. Players may phase PCs into Tempters and start secondary or tertiary characters as well (provided they are approved). In time, we may reward long-term play by allowing tertiary+ characters to start with bonus powers/corruption. Posting Header and Play Start:
Once we begin we'll add a posting header. The header will be fairly specific and include location, current time, etc. Once we post the setup and introductory content for the game, play will happen freely between players, with Admins moving in and out between scenarios. Players will be allowed to PM or flag an Admin for special characters/events in their stories. When will it begin?
Once we have 7-8 approved characters, we'll look into starting it.
As always, feedback is encouraged.