Somewhat new into the space age, humans have joined the Intergalactic Distribution Alliance (IDA) with many other races from all across the galaxy. Trade agreements are made, specialty groups are established as these humans go out to interact with the other sentient beings. However, a new process has been introduced in order to decide which race gets to settle newly found planets and solar systems. Instead of the first come first, and strongest take all method humans are used to, instead each race contending for the planet is given an equal opportunity to claim the planet, through a game of survival.
Those most fit and willing to fight for the glory of their race volunteer for these "Survival Games" where they are sent to new worlds with nothing but the clothes they're wearing and some starting gear in order to see who survives the longest on this new planet, which will determine which race is better fitted to control it.
However, these are not random races selected. Typically, the races who provide the most resources needed to get to the planet get their champions submitted, and those who merely spectated, continue to spectate unless they have some obscure claim to the planet, such as it fitting the description of the homeland of their gods. Otherwise, whoever has the funding to send their people get to.
The benefits? Many beings across the universe watch this real survival show, where blood occurs between the races, people die, alliances are formed. It's entertainment and distribution of planets at the same time. The longer a pair lasts, the more money is repaid to those who got them there. And of course, the winner (or winners) of this survival game get the planet to do as they please with. If their race ends up failing on the planet, it gets retried for the next competitors.
For this role play, I'm looking for someone to help GM with me (creating the planet/s, indigenous races, etc) and players for the game! Typically, only two beings from each race are allowed to make their attempt at survival, however in certain cases (hive minds, mini-species, or macro-species) that rule might change. The players would be fighting against each other and this new environment in this game.-The planets will be very new, and all semi-hospitable to the races contributing, otherwise they wouldn't be there.- - - - ~
Most will have preexisting life, vegetation and animals, bacteria etc- - - - ~
Players will be given heads-up on what they can and can't eat in order to avoid early elimination- - - - ~
Extra races may be included to provide deaths, similar to unnamed side characters in stories who die for the sake of death- - - - ~
Players must be willing to have their characters die in the role play. It's a game of survival- - - - ~
Although genre is sci-fi, there will be little pew-pewing and lightsabering because the idea behind the game isn't who has better tech to send, it's which race is better equipped to survive on the planet.-The races don't have to be humanoid by any means, but they do have to be sentient and intelligent enough to be able to travel between solar systems and possibly galaxies.- - - - ~
This allows you to design your own alien/species (as long as it isn't too OP) or use a species from a different canon, video game, movie, book series etc as long as it is properly explained.- - - - ~
Sexual relations is permitted, but must be agreed on between players as always. If they agree on Non-Con scene, so be it.- - - - ~
Sex is NOT
the goal of the role play, however. People submitting races or characters that are fueled by intercourse may be denied for the role-play. This is a survival game. Katniss didn't go around ducking dick.- - - - ~
Thinking about alien-submission for trying to play the game, seems simple enough... Or creating races people can fill in for.-I'm thinking this RP could be repeated after one game ends, for the idea that many different planets can be selected for this type of situation. New characters, possibilities etc...-If enough popularity is accrued, game could be expanded- - - - ~
Teams instead of couples- - - - ~
More races controlled by characters instead of NPCs-Game would run based off of the races and planet as well as luck-based (d20's thrown by GM or something like that)- - - - ~
Predetermined winner might be a good solution as long as everyone can play maturely and not kill off their character early on because they know they won't win. Trying your hardest and whatnot to make the role-play fun.- - - - ~
Certain races more suited for planet/areas. Aquatic aliens, for example may have to stay near a body of water-Random thoughts- - - - ~
Sentient beings could be based off of myths/legends- - - - - - - - >
Vampiric race, race of shapeshifters, draconic race etc... Elven race- - - - - - - - >
Subraces grouped into major categories? Elven human-types originating in other solar system like Earth's? Maybe they team up in this world. Not sure. Open to creation.- - - - ~
Races can't be too OP or else it won't be fun for everyone.- - - - ~
Idea is that everyone has fun surviving the obstacles thrown their way, possible even enjoying the thrill of a brush with death- - - - ~
Less sex-oriented. Say sex only occurs because one race has decided that instead of killing opposition, may breed it and drag it along as a subjugated race. (Or something like that) Again, only if agreed on by players and GM.
The Khengis are a proud race of barbarian warriors. They tend to be technologically late, but compensate with the hunting routines they kept from their ancestors.
Their whole body remind everybody of snakes. Big, fat snakes. Measuring an average of five to six meters, tail included, one of their tactics is to ensnare their opponent and strangle them with their tail, if not straight up crush them.
They have upper appendages that could remind one of humanoids, with some kind of torso from which protrude two arms. Their head also resembles that of a snake, with a cruel set of teeth along the jaw and cruel, wide-set eyes.
The race is divided into two casts, the upper one claiming the best fighting abilities while the lower one has better resilience and ground... adherence, shall we say. Indeed, the Higher Kenghis, though they sport a usually shorter tail, have four arms attached to their torso. Which obviously makes them better at pretty much everything, from holding a shield longer to swinging multiple weapons. The length difference in the tail is often of around a meter, but genetic diversity has created some terrifyingly full-sized Higher Kenghis.
All of this happy bunch is ruled by the Council. This reunion of five Upper Kenghis rules over most of the main continent of the planet. "Most", because the rest is at war. The fives like to think of themselves as civilized and conquering barbarian lands, when they are, instead, just more organized.
The result is an empire constantly at war, expanding itself in every direction where they are not met by water. The main continent being surprisingly large, the Kenghis have never had a need for deep-water transportation.
What was their surprise, then, when similar vessels came down from the skies, bearer of many creatures, eager to meet them. The Kenghis were rudely and unhealthily melded into the galactic affairs.
As mighty hunters as they might seem, the Kenghis are NOT perfect. Much like a snake, their body is very bad at maintaining core temperature. Unlike your average python, however, they eat a liiiittle bit more than once a week. As a result, they don't need to spend just as much time using their environment to regulate their temperature.
In a temperate climate, an average Kenghis needs to spend about two hours on a nice, warm rock to keep his body temperature up.
Also, their hunting technique involves a lot of sneaking around and stalking. For this, having dragging along a five-meter-long tail is rarely the most adequate feature.
One of the later races to enter into intergalactic territory, humans were faced with the choice to colonize other solar systems as their home planet crumbled to the effects of pollution and global warming. Humans remained one of the most plentiful species throughout the stars, but their way of life drastically changed, as well as the meaning of what it was to be human. Social boundaries such as skin color and background faded away, and they were more concerned about their place in the universe.
Many other races had already adapted to galactic travel, and since humans had only recently developed warp-drive technology, their expanse was few, controlling only a few solar systems given by IDA for them. With a little bit of technology, humans are prepared for anything, and will be partaking in their first Survival Games.