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Offline AysandeTopic starter

Walking Dead RP - Group of 5-6 characters?
« on: October 22, 2015, 02:50:09 PM »
Looking for: Established game if this already exists or GM for a new game

Setting: The Walking Dead. I've seen season 1 and 2. No canon characters.

Smut content: Light, low. Someone splattered with brains isn't sexy.

Plot: A group of 4 to 6 characters traveling across America or Canada to find somewhere safe and sustainable to settle down. A bit like writing a parallel story to the one happening in the series. Never meeting canon, though, so it could be happening anywhere. Maybe the group follows a hunch that the dead would prefer warmer climates, and the group tries to head north.

Requirements:
Quick pace (people posting within less than a week of each other)
3 paragraph posts minimum
Focused on plot




Offline Remiel

Re: Walking Dead RP - Group of 5-6 characters?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2015, 04:34:10 PM »
Been thinking about worldbuilding something like this myself.   Consider my interest piqued.

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Re: Walking Dead RP - Group of 5-6 characters?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2015, 10:14:10 PM »
Def. caught my interest. I'm caught up on the current, love horror, and writing, so why not?  Consider myself interested and ready to write or do whatever it takes to join ^_^

Offline AysandeTopic starter

Re: Walking Dead RP - Group of 5-6 characters?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2015, 10:43:37 PM »
Been thinking about worldbuilding something like this myself.   Consider my interest piqued.

I wouldn't mind helping with the worldbuilding. I just want to cruise this one as a passenger, and not the one in the pilot seat.

Offline Remiel

Re: Walking Dead RP - Group of 5-6 characters?
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2015, 11:09:35 PM »
I would be willing to step up and GM this if I had a committed group.  Has anyone played the Telltale games, out of curiosity?  I imagine it would be something akin to that.    The group would have to make tough decisions on their journey, decisions which could potentially put them in peril or scar them.

I'd want to focus on a group of strangers having to rely upon each other in extreme circumstances.  If there are enough participants, I might even introduce a traitor among the group. 

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Re: Walking Dead RP - Group of 5-6 characters?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2015, 12:43:58 AM »
*Puts up hand* I'm interested!

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Re: Walking Dead RP - Group of 5-6 characters?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2015, 08:02:22 PM »
I never played any of the games, but I did watch all of season 1 and 2 of TWD game with Clem(omg, I bawled at the end of season 1), and I watched a good portion of Game of Thrones(the game), so I get the feel.  Love those kinds of games. <3  Is it sad that I already have someone I'm dying to play as. She's one of my characters I kinda placed into the attic and want to dust off and put her to good use lol.

Offline AysandeTopic starter

Re: Walking Dead RP - Group of 5-6 characters?
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2015, 08:14:41 PM »
I also have a medic-type character that I've been dying to play in this setting.

I have no clue what the Telltale games are... I could probably bring a Lord friend of mine into the game.

Offline Tackyhillbilly

Re: Walking Dead RP - Group of 5-6 characters?
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2015, 08:53:19 PM »
I might be interested in playing. Potentially as a mechanic or something of that nature, so he could be useful.

(And honestly, I've never watched the show. The Telltale games were awesome however. Though I preferred the Wolf Among Us.)

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Re: Walking Dead RP - Group of 5-6 characters?
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2015, 09:56:37 PM »
Wolf Among Us was an awesome game too.  My character I have in mind is normally a famous adult clothes designer; with photography attached to it, so I wonder how that could fit in?  Does it also help that she's french? lol.

Offline Melieli

Re: Walking Dead RP - Group of 5-6 characters?
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2015, 11:03:39 PM »
Hey :) I am interested too ! I can't wait to start brainstorming !!

Offline Remiel

Re: Walking Dead RP - Group of 5-6 characters?
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2015, 03:09:58 AM »
All right.  I'll start working on putting together an outline over the next week or so.

Offline Remiel

Re: Walking Dead RP - Group of 5-6 characters?
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2015, 12:38:19 PM »
So I have a question to all potentially interested players:  if I were to do this, would you prefer a sandbox-style game or a campaign-style game?

A sandbox-style game would be like the group RPs that you're most likely used to, with the emphasis almost completely on character interaction.  The GM would be responsible for the initial setting description and approving characters, but the players would essentially build their world themselves.   The game would most likely feature the characters staying put in one location, perhaps occasionally venturing out into the "wilds" to scavenge food and supplies.

A campaign-style game would rely much more heavily on the GM.  The group would encounter NPCs which could be either friendly or hostile, and have to work together to overcome obstacles.  The GM (me) would reserve the right to inflict injury, psychoses, or other afflictions on the characters based on their decisions.  Basically, think of this like a tabletop D&D campaign, except that no dice will be used.  When a challenge presents itself, the characters would talk it over and decide on the course of action.


Either way, the emphasis would be on plot, with perhaps a little bit of smut sprinkled in.   After all, it's hard to have a sexy frame of mind when you're worried about food, water, disease, injury, sleep, hygiene, and zombie attacks on a daily basis.   My ultimate goal in running this game would be to see how characters of various backgrounds and temperaments interact under extreme circumstances.

I'd be shooting for a small group of about 5-7 people for the test run (perhaps more if people want to go the sandbox route).    Either way, the character template would require you to answer a short questionnaire (e.g. how did you survive the Zombie Apocalypse? What did you do for a living before it all went to shit?)    I'm thinking every character would get to pick a couple of Strengths (fast healer, ambidextrous, natural leader, fast learner, huge build) as well as one Vulnerability (asthmatic, hypochondriac, insomniac, weak frame, severely depressed/hopeless, one-handed, etc.)  You'd also each get one Major Skill, something that you'd specialize in, that presumably you put into use in your former occupation (marksmanship,  unarmed combat, wilderness survival, farming, automobile repair, medicine/surgery, cooking,  speechcraft) as well as one or two Minor skills that you've since picked up since the Apocalypse (first aid, knife fighting, musical instruments).

Offline Tackyhillbilly

Re: Walking Dead RP - Group of 5-6 characters?
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2015, 12:41:26 PM »
Honestly, I'd be more up for a Sandbox style one. Potentially with you acting to force us to abandon our home every once in a while.

Offline AysandeTopic starter

Re: Walking Dead RP - Group of 5-6 characters?
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2015, 01:55:55 PM »
My request is more about a group moving together, than a group staying in one place and surviving there. If you decide to go Sandbox, I'd suggest to move it to the GM seeking player board so I can keep looking for a small campagn-style group.

Thank you. :)

Offline Ascia

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« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2015, 04:36:16 PM »
Sandbox with GM prodding; so something of a mix, like Aysande favors.

Also, hi, interested. =)

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Re: Walking Dead RP - Group of 5-6 characters?
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2015, 06:24:00 PM »
It does spark the muse.

Small group on the move works better for me, though they might/could have the intention and willingness to settle somewhere safe when they find it (or think they do).

Watching this!

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Re: Walking Dead RP - Group of 5-6 characters?
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2015, 08:58:48 PM »
I'm even more interested now with what Remiel recently wrote.  Either way, I'll put whatever needs to written and looked over to start playing.

Offline Remiel

Re: Walking Dead RP - Group of 5-6 characters?
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2015, 09:11:43 PM »
So it sounds like what people want is....kind of...in-between?  Mostly sandbox, but with the occasional GM event to prod people along?

The problem with that is that it's either an all-or-nothing approach.  Different people post at different rates, and if the group gets split up, a scene happening between two people could last for several months, while another one might move on far more quickly.

Online DarkAngel111

Re: Walking Dead RP - Group of 5-6 characters?
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2015, 05:11:39 AM »
I already have a similar game going, but I wouldn't mind helping out this one if you guys need help. The thing is, there aren't enough games like this out there. So, if you need help with campaign style game where players keep moving without settling in, it sounds like an interesting concept.

Offline AysandeTopic starter

Re: Walking Dead RP - Group of 5-6 characters?
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2015, 11:44:26 AM »
I already have a similar game going, but I wouldn't mind helping out this one if you guys need help. The thing is, there aren't enough games like this out there. So, if you need help with campaign style game where players keep moving without settling in, it sounds like an interesting concept.

Your game isn't based off The Walking Dead, though.

So it sounds like what people want is....kind of...in-between?  Mostly sandbox, but with the occasional GM event to prod people along?

The problem with that is that it's either an all-or-nothing approach.  Different people post at different rates, and if the group gets split up, a scene happening between two people could last for several months, while another one might move on far more quickly.

If by rate you mean that some people post every day and others post every other week, I've already asked for something specific in my request (posting within a week). If you are talking about the pace of the post where someone will walk 3 miles in silence while in the same group two are having a conversation and need to go back and forth, I guess it's just a matter of players being considerate of each other's needs for character development.

What I would suggest is one main thread where the small group travels together, and a side thread should someone need to explore character development or even smut if they're so inclined. Here's an example of what I mean:

On the main thread, Joe and John go hunting, because the group needs food. Seeing how they're left alone, Mary and Jane gather the laundry and go to the near by lake.  Joe and John finish hunting in three posts that cover about an hour of game time, but Mary and Jane are having a discussion about a theory regarding the zombies that require far more than three posts. Mary and Jane move to the side thread, keep their discussion there knowing that their chat should cover an hour maximum, and while they work on their theories, they also post with John and Joe so that they don't hold the group back.

Sounds a bit confusing, I think, but I've used it before and it works. All that I had required from people is to put a link to the first post of their side plot in a <continued here> kind of way at the end of the post.

Offline Remiel

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« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2015, 12:14:10 PM »
I'm inclined to think the same way as you, Aysande.  In my group games, I tend to favor smaller, but more frequent, posts.  I've always said that people don't need to write novels, they just need to state what they're doing and how they react to things.

Still thinking on it, but I hope to have something up by the end of the week.

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« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2015, 12:20:51 PM »
I already have a similar game going, but I wouldn't mind helping out this one if you guys need help. The thing is, there aren't enough games like this out there. So, if you need help with campaign style game where players keep moving without settling in, it sounds like an interesting concept.

Oh, and I'd obviously love to get your input, DarkAngel111.  I noticed your Sangre Negro game, but I can't remember why I didn't sign up.    I think it was that I'm not going to be interested in physical attributes (Strength, Intelligence, etc.) as much as skills (can you patch up a wound? Fix a broken motorcycle? Make an explosive from fertilizer and ammonia?  Shoot a Walker in the head at three hundred feet?)

A big part of what I'm envisioning will be stress.  Physical and mental stress.   Finding food, water, supplies, weapons, and medicine will, of course, be critical; but I'd also like to examine how characters cope with living in a world suddenly without law and order.  What way will their moral compasses spin?  Will they become cold and jaded killers, existing solely to survive, or do they still have a kernel of hope that someday all this will pass and civilization will be rebuilt?   What kind of a "constitution" will they draft for their fledgling society?  And so on.

Offline AysandeTopic starter

Re: Walking Dead RP - Group of 5-6 characters?
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2015, 12:40:37 PM »
I'm inclined to think the same way as you, Aysande.  In my group games, I tend to favor smaller, but more frequent, posts.  I've always said that people don't need to write novels, they just need to state what they're doing and how they react to things.

Still thinking on it, but I hope to have something up by the end of the week.

I said small group as in number of people involved, not as in post length. I would certainly not limit how long a post can be, and frankly, less than 3 paragraphs per post doesn't hold my interest. So I guess it depends on what you consider a novel...

Offline Remiel

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« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2015, 12:49:36 PM »
Right, but I was saying that if it came down to a long, detailed post about once a month, or smaller, one paragraph posts twice a week or so,  my preference is for the shorter, more frequent posts.