Saints Row IVPremise
This is a fan-based RP, based on Saints Row IV, but not following the storyline down to a tee or even using the characters from the game. The reason being, you don’t have to have played Saints Row IV to participate in this role play
. The characters in this game will be completely original and created by you, the writers.Synopsis
The storyline of this game takes place after an alien invasion. The Zinyak Empire
has taken over earth and stored all the humans in capsules much like you’d see, if you’ve ever watched The Matrix series. While in these capsules, the humans are inside Zinyak’s simulation of a perfect world. They are completely oblivious to who they once were and go about their day-to-day lives happy.
Zinyak apparently underestimated a group of gang members called The Saints
. While The Saints are imprisoned in the simulation, there is one who managed to escape, and she proceeds to hack the simulation to remind The Saints of who they really are, and how they must wake up and overcome the simulation. In order to overcome the simulation, they must take over towers, cause havoc, and pretty much destroy the peace that exists in the simulation. That is this game in a nutshell.Game Attitude
The attitude of this game that I expect for all writers to maintain is that is it to be serious and silly
. Expect comic relief, satire, stupidity, and unlikely situations to happen. The people in the simulation are real, but then they aren’t, so if you kill them you can expect the police to come after you, and you’ll have to shake them off. But if your character doesn’t have any weapons or super powers yet, then I wouldn’t go trying to start trouble. If your character dies in the simulation, then he or she dies in real life. This game overall is meant to be fun and hilarious.Chapter One – Perfect World
Your character wakes up in the Perfect World
simulation, which dates back to 1950s America
. You have the perfect wife/husband, who will actually be another player's character and they may or may not have simulated children. Being the GM and one of the programmers, I will be surprising you with who you are married to and if or if not you have children. Mind you, these children are not real. They’re simulated, but your character doesn’t know that. They will also be 16+ so as to keep within the rules of E.
In the Perfect World, the weather is perfect, your neighbors are friendly on the level of Flanders from The Simpsons. Everyone is just sickly sweet and nice. Because everything is so perfect, your character doesn’t sense anything unusual about it. The programmer will contact one of you, once you have woken up, and it will be your job to go searching the simulation for the other characters, which are people your character knows from the real world because you are all a part of The Saints gang. Once you have brought everyone back to reality, Zinyak will notice that the perfect atmosphere of the simulation has been disturbed and will proceed to send Wardens after you. Wardens basically are alien monsters, and in this game, sometimes disguised as humans. When you guys kill the Wardens, this chapter will conclude, and we’ll move onto the next chapter.
The reason why I write this game in chapters is to manage the amount of characters who join and leave the game. It also will reward those characters still in the game. That will be explained below.Cache & Clusters
The currency in the game is “Cache.” You use cache to buy weapons. Your character will not start this game with weapons and you won’t have weapons unless The Programmer decides to grant you a weapon to handle that specific situation. You will be rewarded cache naturally in these situations:1 cache
– for posting.10 cache
– every 500 words in your post (so if your post is 1,000 words, then you just made 20 cache).100 cache
– for completing missions.1000 cache
– for completing a chapter.
“Clusters” are what you use to spend on super powers only granted in the simulation. If your character returns to reality, then he or she will not have these powers. Again, these powers only exist in the simulation. You get clusters for defeating wardens. You will just have to wait and see how much clusters you will get, granted by the GM, and you can spend them on abilities however you like. Do not confuse “Cache” with “Clusters.” Cache gets you weapons, and Clusters gets you powers.
In the IC, you will find The Setting of the IC, The Cache Store, and the Cluster Store for purchasing weapons and Powers. I don’t think anyone will have enough cache for a weapon, but if you do, then you can send me a PM that you bought something from the store and update your profile accordingly. I know for a fact that for those who make it to Chapter Two that you will have enough cache for some weapons. It is your responsibility to keep track of your cache. I recommend adding it at the bottom of each post that you write.The Saints
The Saints, in reality (game reality), were a notorious street gang whose leader happened to save the United States from a nuclear attack, and was thus granted the role of The President of the United States (I know silly but that’s what I’m saying. It’s a silly game). Each Saint is a “bad ass,” and yes I have to use that descriptor. They can kick serious butt like you see in an action flick and they’re all experienced assassins, hitmen and women, etc. For reality, the roles are as follows:Because I don’t want to bore anyone with US political hierarchy, do not expect this list to follow exactly every position in the government. I don’t feel like writing roles for all of that so I’m only providing roles for the positions relevant to this game.Commander in Chief/Boss
- (GM)Vice President/ Second
– Juno Monroe
- TimelessDirector of the Secret Service/ Third
– Lucius "Tiny" Hamilton Miller
Chief of Staff/ Saint
- Marcus Finneby
United Kingdom's Liaison for the CIA (M.I.6)
- OpenPresident's Communications Director/ Saint
- OpenPresident's Press Secretary/ Saint
- Juliet Romero
- Swordsman18Presidential Advisor for Foreign (Alien) Affairs 1/ Hacker
– (GM)Presidential Advisor for Foreign (Alien) Affairs 2/ Hacker
– (Co-GM –open position currently)Presidential Advisor for Public Affairs/ Saint
– OpenMember of Secret Service 1/Saint
–OpenMember of Secret Service 2/Saint
– OpenMember of Secret Service 3/ Saint
– OpenMember of Secret Service 4/ Saint
The Presidential Advisor for Foreign Affairs are designated for the GMs because they will be The Programmer roles in the simulation. I recommend that the designated Co-GM choose a second active role for the Foreign Affairs roles are simply for GM purposes.Reminder
: Remember that as the GM, when in the simulation, I will be telling you your simulated roles so do not worry about those roles when designing a character. Also, I will sometimes post posts labeled "GM" to randomly drop a plot or situation on your character. So always be prepared. These situations are opportunities to earn more cache and possibly clusters.Character Sheet
[b]Name:[/b] The name of your character.
[b]Alias:[/b] If he or she had a famous gang code name or nickname.
[b]Age:[/b] The age of your character.
[b]Gender:[/b] Male or Female
[b]Role:[/b] In the list above, what was your role as a Saint. President, Secret Service, etc.
[b]Written Description:[/b] This is where you mention everything from sex appeal, to scars, tattoos, hair dye, contacts, etc.
[b]Visual Description:[/b] Be sure to shrink images. Do not post 1000x1000 images please. If you have your image placed where you want it about the profile, then you do not need to have this category listed.
[b]Personality:[/b] Summary of the personality. It’s okay if you need to feel the character out in-game just don’t write me a skeleton.
[b]Likes:[/b] You can also mention sexual Ons in this category.
[b]Dislikes:[/b] You can also mention sexual Offs in this category.
[b]Cache:[/b] 0 (until you get more)
[b]Clusters:[/b] 0 (until you get more)
[b]Weapons:[/b] None (until you can buy some with cache)
[b]Powers:[/b] None (until you acquire some with clusters)
Notice that I didn’t put a background in this code. The reason why is because it doesn’t really matter. We’re just going to assume that they’re a gang member, but if you want to write something that summarizes your character or helps your muse, then by all means. This is your profile. I recommend plotting past relations with other characters for those that are approved in this game.These roles are NOT first-come, first-serve.
So if you reserve a slot, it’s nice to know what role you intend to play, but for those writers who think they can join my game by writing me a character sheet that took little effort, I’m going to take the person who wrote the better character sheet. It's only fair.Q&AIn case there are questions that people want to ask that haven’t been answered in this introduction.Q:
I find it impossible to die in this game. The only way a character can die in this game is if it is planned between me and that character's writer. I don't write scenarios to intentionally kill characters that just wouldn't be fun. You have nothing to fear in regards to permadeath. It just shouldn't even happen.Rules
1. Do not post OOC comments in the IC.
Use the OOC when making OOC statements.
2. Use grammar and spelling to the best of your ability and try to post at least two paragraphs.
If you are in dialogue with another character and you don’t think you can produce two paragraphs, then go into PMs with that person, collab, and post the conversation as one huge post. Both writers will benefit from the cache that results.
3. The enemies are controlled by the GM.
I will give you freedom to make trouble for yourself, but the enemies that move the plot along are controlled by me.
4. In the case of duels between players, both players need to collaborate.
Write your actions as an intention giving the other player a chance to dodge or counter. The GM will be observing these in-game duels, and if the GM needs to intervene due to illogical movements or play, arguing, or player absence, then the GM will pass the final judgment. If you do not like this, then I behoove you to plan the beginning and end of the fight with your partner(s). Be sure to let me know that the fight is pre-planned. You don’t have to tell me how it’s going to go because I like surprises just as any reader does, but please tell me that it’s a planned duel so that I’m not breathing fire down your neck. You should be able to go into PMs and collaborate with the player you plan to duel. Maybe you guys can decide on a stalemate and make the fight look cool. There is no need to try and kill each other or hate on each other over an in-game fight. It’s just a game, so please be civil.
5. Whatever the GM says, goes.
I try to be fair. I try to permit most characters, but if I say no, then it’s no. Please don’t argue with me. I’m sorry if you wanted your way, but this is my game and I try to make decisions for the good of the plot.
6. Adult play.
I’m going to ask that if your characters plan to have sex, then make a thread either in the One Shot or Solo section of your choice and drop a link to it in the IC. This way you and your partner can role play the sex scene for as long as you want to go without interruptions. Your sex scene is somewhat private and not mixed in a thread with other sex scenes so that you’re forced to read everybody else’s erotica or have to dig through it all to find the reply you were waiting for. It won’t be disturbing the storyboard mood of the main thread. You can also continue to RP your characters in the main thread as though the sexual play is taking place at a different time of the day.
**7. Do not post ahead of other players.
No one wants to feel pressured when they play this game. You may have all the time in the world but others may not. If you post to someone, let him or her have a chance to respond. If you post towards more than one person, let each of them respond. If I feel that a certain player or players are going ahead of others and not giving them a chance to reply, then I will have to place a limit on posts. I tend to give a players 14 days maximum
to post. If the player hasn’t posted within that timeframe, then first, I’m going to want to know where he or she is and I’m going to start the timer before I remove them from the game. You have 30 days
to let me know where you are, what you’re doing, etc. If I don’t learn anything of your whereabouts, then I’ll drop you from the game and open up the role.
8. No god-moding, no meta-gaming, and no breaking character.
The first two are self-explanatory, but just in case you don’t know what meta-gaming is. It is when you have your character know knowledge that only you, the writer, should know. Breaking character is known as breaking the fourth wall when you write a post with implication of OOC knowledge or in response to OOC statements. Another definition for it is when your own emotions filter into your character’s emotions. Don’t do it.
9. Manage your cache and clusters.
I will be trying to help you do this, but overall, it is your responsibility. If you thought that you had 20 cache but you really had 120 because you forgot to add the mission reward, that is on you.
10. Do not spend more than you have.
I will take whatever you bought back if you do so.
**11. If you buy it, then you can’t sell it back.
Once you PM me and tell me that you are buying this weapon or power, you just sealed the deal. There is no going back so make sure you really think about it. You cannot sell it back so if you accidentally buy something, oh well. Sorry.