Warning: This is my first attempt at putting together a group RP OOC Thread: https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=206645.0IC Thread: https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=206563.0IMDBWikipediaMisfits Wiki
It's present day Britain and a group of reprobates are doing community service in lieu of jail time. They are young offenders and therefore aged between 16 and 24. They wear orange jump suits and are overseen by their probation officer as they perform civic tasks like litter picking, scrubbing graffiti, cleaning the community centre and so on. They report to their local community centre for assignment, where they each have a locker to keep their jumpsuit and any personal items. They're not permitted cellphones or other gadgetry while repaying their debt to society. Their probation officer may take other steps to deter the convicts from re-offending, like arranging for them to apologise to victims or access support for underlying issues like addiction or mental health problems.
List of minor offences for you to pick from, you can be convicted of more than one. Anything reasonable that I haven't thought of is also fine.
Trespass on private property
Break & enter
Handling/fencing stolen goods
Armed/disguised or otherwise with an obvious intent to break the law
Vandalism/destruction of private or public property
Possession of any illegal/controlled drug for personal use
Possession of class B drugs (cannabis, MDMA, amphetamine, ketamine) with intent to supply
Producing or processing a class B or C drug
Drunk and disorderly
Disturbing the peace
Breach of anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) or Agreed Behaviour Contract (ABC)*
Breach of court injunction (restraining order)
Domestic violence/spousal abuse
Grievous bodily harm without intent
Failing to control a dog or training a dog to attack
Aggravated assault (hate crime motivated by race, orientation, faith or some other non-personal factor)
Inciting hatred towards a certain demographic of people
Threatening behaviour/repeated or systematic threats of harm
Possession of an unlicensed, offensive weapon
Sawing off a shotgun
Dealing in unlicensed weapons
Carrying a knife or other weapon
Outraging public decency (public sex, dogging etc)
Dangerous driving/driving under the influence
Unlawful wounding (without intent)
Perjury/perverting the course of justice/witness intimidation
Destroying or concealing evidence
Harbouring an offender or assisting an offender to resist arrest
Sexual assault/Aggravated sexual assault (not rape but assault with a sexual motive)
Rape where it's an isolated incident and there's a lack of premeditation, force/violence or blackmail
Small scale fraud/internet crime/financial scams
Hacking/destroying data with viruses
*ASBOs are put in place to prevent people from re-offending. For example, noisy neighbours can be given an ASBO making them legally obliged to be quiet. Prolific shoplifters can be barred from town centres. Feral youngsters can be given curfews to keep them out of trouble. More info here.
ABCs are used more with kids really, to try and get them back on the rails. They commonly include curfews, school attendance and so on, to work with kids and disinterested or neglectful parents to make the parents carry out their responsibilities. They can also be issued to adult offenders who have good intentions but underlying causes for their behaviour (e.g. drug or gambling addiction) to set legally binding restrictions that will motivate them to change (e.g. drug tests, NA/AA attendance etc).
Then a freak lightning storm tears through the town and it leaves people forever changed. People develop all manner of supernatural powers. Here is a list of powers that featured in the TV show, to give you an idea of just how random they were!
Rewinding time in order to do things differently
Inability to die
Ability to split into three identical versions of oneself - who each personify certain aspects of your character
Making anyone who touches you violently aroused and attracted enough to rape you, irrespective of their gender
Clairvoyance - being able to pinpoint the location of others and view what they're up to through their own eyes
The ability to erase other people's powers by fucking them
Telekinesis solely of dairy produce (lactokinesis)
The power to view everything as a video game
The power to create physical manifestations of your own imagination - including people
The power to make people sacrifice their lives in order to protect you
X ray vision
The power to swap body parts with other people
The power of satanic conversion
The power to cause accidents that endanger you, wherever you go
The power to know when someone is lying
Closet-portation, the power to be forceably teleported to the nearest closet whenever one is lying about their sexual orientation.
These are small-scale powers and that's how I want to keep things. I don't want characters capable of doing anything on a grand/global scale. Bonus points for amusing and/or embarrassing powers. At least to start with, one power per person, to keep things simple.
If you choose to have a power that allows you to transfer, erase or swap around the powers of others, you're going to have to give the wider implications to the RP some thought as things progress.
No duplicate powers please. Use your imagination or put a new spin on a capability.
Give some thought to limitations and/or things that can negatively affect your power.
Unless someone can convince me it's a good and workable idea, I'm not too sure about allowing time-travel of any kind as a power, because it's likely to complicate things horribly. If you are determined to have this power and you can convince me it won't bring the thread to its knees then you take full liability for any fallout it causes.
After the storm, society begins to crumble. People are only affected on a local scale (the area that would be covered by a fair sized regular storm) and I'm going to compound that by setting this in Douglas, on the Isle of Man
, to further isolate people from the rest of the country. It will take time for the mainland to realise what has happened on the IoM. People abuse their powers. Freaky shit happens on a daily basis. Religious people get fanatical and believe God has cursed the island or that Armageddon is at hand. Too many people are winding up dead or maimed for the authorities to keep up. Not everyone in the storm receives a power, so there's the majority of society trying to carry on as normal (with or without powers) and everyone else is running riot. Support Groups form for people who have a power. Gangs of malevolent people with superhuman capabilities start carving the place up. People are clinging to normality, then realising they've got a power further down the line and going batshit. People are committing suicide. People are trying to escape the Island. Other people are trying to prevent this in order to contain the appearance of supernatural traits in case it is some kind of contagion.Isle of ManStatus:
British crown Dependency with it's own parliament. Very
little immigration aside from British and Irish nationals.Population:
Around 80k, The whole island has a population of about 80k, scattered across 3 small towns and a smattering of tiny farming villages. The capital town of Douglas (where this RP will be set) has a population of 30k.Characters
~ Your character can have a power but it would also be fun to have a couple of people in the mix getting by on their wits and fists alone.
If you want to play a couple of characters then that's great. It will however make things more complicated if you go AWOL or decide to ditch the game, so please bear that in mind.
Bartender at local pub
Local gang leader
Friends/partners/family of the young offenders
If you have another/better idea, let me know and I'll see what I think.
I'm thinking that this kind of RP can roll along quite happily with people leaving and/or being killed off, while new characters can be introduced as and when. The nature of probation will generate a natural turnover of fresh blood.
Character Sheet ~ If there's anything else you feel should be added to this, please let me know.
Kinks (dom/sub/switch/none etc)
Rap Sheet - if any
Power - if any
Azzmeister89 playing Troy Daniels. Young Offender. Power: Ability to make clothing vanish.
Lisbeth playing Myla Oleksei. Young Offender. Power: Telekinesis.
GabrielM playing James Bristo. Offender/barman. Power: His body hardness and strength is based on his mood i.e. stronger and harder when mad, weak and slow when sad, elastic and warm when sexually aroused. He is never stronger or faster than a decent athlete but can be as weak as a sick child when depressed.
Johnnyboyboy playing Leah Dewitt. Young Offender. Power: Telepathy/empath.
Deathnote playing Ken Wu. Young Offender. Power: Ability to move at the speed of sound when hearing a rhythmic beat.
Juggtacular playing Moses Price. Young Offender. Power: Density manipulation.
Juggtacular playing Sherane Kenzington. Probation Worker. Power: Shockwaves.
wisdomcube playing Athena Thomas. Young Offender. Power: Prehensile/animated hair.System
I have this idea that things are going to be free-form until characters go up against one another fighting. At that point I'd like to have a few coin-toss dice rolls, just to keep things interesting. If a sub character wants to lose to a dom character then that's all fine and dandy but if there's a battle going on between groups of people or there's some other need for a fickle finger of fate, we can dice roll in the interest of fairness. Does that sound doable to people? Disclaimers
First off, this will be my first attempt at GMing a group RP. I'd appreciate it if people could cut me some slack but equally, don't be afraid to point it out if I do something criminally stupid. I'm going to do my best to be diplomatic and keeps things fairly democratic but ultimately, my decision is final.
As this is a UK show and I'm on a predominantly American populated site, I don't require everyone to be familiar with the TV show but I do require those people to have a flip through the links. The basic concept is pretty straight-forward though.
I am very maso and love non-con, therefore violent sex and non-con will feature in this RP. There will be abuses of new found powers, physical/sexual/verbal abuse, gore and general nastiness as society gets largely shot to hell. You're not required to participate but consider this fair warning.
I'm seeking quality writers and there will also have to be a good mix of people who are going to mesh well sexually. If you join but there isn't someone in the current mix with the right kinks or orientation, I'll try to do some more specific recruiting.
Like the TV show, this is going to be a roleplay with its tongue firmly in its cheek. I'm seeking collaborators with a good sense of humour, who can banter their way through pretty dark and twisted plotlines in the 'vein' of Buffy, or similar. Bonus points for Whedonophiles
If your character is fucking enjoy it, that's the whole point but keep in mind that nothing can really move forwards until you're done. If people think it's a good idea to have a separate 'fuck thread' so that the main RP can continue, we'll do that.
Ideally I'd like players who can post a couple of times a week but if RL happens, please say so in the OOC and if need be we can take steps to shelve your character. If a month passes without any explanation, your character will be temporarily written out. If three months pass and no communication has been made, I reserve the right to toss your character to the others and have them torn limb from limb.