Right! So, to cut a long story short before I start rambling, I was the GM of a Teenage Super Hero RP called "We Could Be Heroes (Sexy Superhero HS RP)," but after it began to slow down and lose direction, I opted to REBOOT! Which means we are now starting from the VERY beginning, and welcoming all new players, with ABSOLUTELY NO canon connection to the last game! So it's a whole new reality! The other universe got....I dunno, destroyed by a Black Hole created by an evil collection of...um...Squirrels. Yeah, let's go with that.
So, the story! The RP follows a group of senior High School students who have just started their final year of High School at a prestigious public school named "Malcolm Wheeler High," and are currently on the start of year annual Senior Ski Trip. Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson High School is a large, comprehensive high school that serves the needs of a diverse student body. It has a world famous STEM program that feeds int Caltech and a theater program that has graduated more then it's fair share of stars. It's faculty are all thought leaders in their field of expertise and hail from all corners of the globe. More students graduate and go to top colleges and unversities then any other high school in the area and the financial aid rewards, in aggregate, are the highest as well. The crown jewel of the school district, it is an shining example of successful education in the 21st century.
All characters are either students or staff from Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson High School in New York (state). They've spent at least a year in school together sharing classes, attending school events and living in the same community so even the "Loner" is a known quantity, if only cursorily. It's mid October and the students are on a school trip to the Copper Mountain Ski Resort in Colorado. They are, to all intents and purposes, normal teenagers with their own various issues and dramas as per High School norm, and all have their own dreams and hopes for the future, looking to go to university, get an Apprenticeship, go into the family business or even just survive day to day due to their own personal circumstances. You have bookworms and nerds, you have goths and punks and Cheerleaders, you have Jocks and loners and over and underachievers of all stripes and colours. None of them are particularly abnormal by human standards, and none of them really have anything out of the ordinary in their futures....until The Event.TM
Whilst on their Winter Ski Trip, a mysterious earthquake rocks the Resort and, after everybody has been accounted for, life returns to normal...until certain members of the year start manifesting odd, unnatural abilities. They start small...then grow into something powerful, quickly becoming unmanageable if they aren't mastered. Soon after, even weirder things start happening around MWH; Supervillains start crawling out of the woodwork, odd supernatural phenomenons occur with increasing regularity and everything from impromptu musicals to Eldritch Abominations seeking to invade our plane of existence must be thwarted if the cast are to live to see the next "Big Fad" or "Juicy Gossip." This will be a slightly tongue in cheek, lighthearted game...but things can and will get dark at times. It really depends on the players!
Of course, there are few restrictions on the powers, and will be considered on a Case-By-Case basis. Just bear in mind; this is
A) A DAY ONE game.
B) NOT Marvel or DC. The Power Scale will be FAR lower than that kind of strength level.
Now I must stress this: Nobody has experience with their powers. Part of this RP is exploring how these characters discover and react to their abilities, and chronicling how they get experience and what they do with them. Whilst many, many future plotlines are being planned, this is primarily a character driven
RP. If you are looking for just mindless fight after random encounter, it is probably best to look elsewhere. Fights and altercations and drama are encouraged, of course, but only if they make sense given the characters.
So! I am looking for a cast of interesting, fleshed out, unique and balanced characters.
They don't have to be emotionally or mentally stable - in fact, it is encouraged that they have their own issues, since that makes it interesting - but they do have to be playable and fit into the setting. Sociopaths, Psychotics, Schizophrenics, etc etc are not banned, but MUST
be handled with care. Many of these conditions are sensitive issues, and if you do not feel confident in your ability to portray them accurately or sensitively, then please refrain from using them. Additionally, we would prefer to have no social pariahs or loners or people who suffer from social disabilities that prevent them from getting involved.
Whilst these people do exist, of course, from a meta point of view they are very difficult to Roleplay in an engaging and interesting way since they - by necessity - cannot easily get involved with proceedings. This is just to make sure that everybody has a way to get involved, and to keep it interesting for you and the other players. Similarly, please no Mary Sue's, Gary Stu's or power-fantasy vehicles. They must
be interesting, balanced characters. This is strictly mandatory.
- To start with, nobody gets more than one character. Second characters will be open to you once you've gotten into the game and gotten settled. I will have two characters, but that's because they are a "Package Deal" in how they are designed and I will be forgoing my option for a second character later on.
- I would prefer no double up on powers.
Currently, our approved powers are:
Photographic Cognitive and Reflexive Memory with enhanced thinking capacity and speed.
Suggestive Persuasion via proximity and touch.
Empathmancy (Emotional Inspiration / limited manipulation)
Peak Human Physical Performance
Clairvoyance (Past / Future Sight)
Please try not to take one of these powers. You will be asked to change your power if you do so.
- Please commit to being active in the community.
We want you to be an active voice in the creative process, so we don't just want a new character, we want an eager and excited participant.
If you're still reading, well...you must be interested! So I shall get onto how to apply now.
You will post here what your concept is. Questions will be asked by me, and requests made to edit certain details until the character fits the setting properly. Students and staff members alike are "Fair Game."
2) The successful characters will be moved to the Second Stage.
In this stage, every other character and player will be able to have a freeform discussion on how their characters link together. You will then fill out a "Yearbook," which details how your character knows the others...since all characters must have been at the school for at least a year-ish, everybody would have at least heard of each other.
I will post your bio in the Approved Character thread, and you will be given access to the OOC Chatterbox, where most off topic chat happens. You will also be allowed to post your characters intro post.
Now! I will need three things from you if you are applying (and if you've read this far, I assume that you are). Please read the following carefully
and include all of the requested information in the same post. Please and thank you!
1) A concept bio.
Use the code and guidelines below. Please browse the list of approved characters here
and tailor your character to fill any gaps that you see. Unique characters that fill an empty niche will likely be more successful.
[b]NAME:[/b] (your birth name, coming up with super names can happen in game)
[b]AGE:[/b] (16+, no exceptions, yes you could play a super teacher or TA. If playing a student, playing a senior is preferred)
[b]SEX:[/b] (Male, Female or Other (if you were transformed by something))
[b]APPEARANCE:[/b] (A "Real Life" picture or written description)
[b]ORIENTATION:[/b] (Gay, Straight, Bi, Pan-sexual, Asexual, etc etc)
[b]RELATIONSHIP STATUS:[/b] (Single, BF/GF=, With X but cheating on them with Y, polyamorous, etc. Any specific character mentioned MUST be approved by its controller, and should be left until the Third Stage, if you get there).
[b]TYPE:[/b] (Nerd, Jock, Delinquent, Pretty, Cheerleader, Teacher, etc. Can overlap groups. See note on trying to fill niches if you see them)
[b]POWER THEME:[/b] (Psychic, Armor Suit, Feral Hybrid, Energy Controller, Speedster etc). This section MUST ALSO include a limiter to your power. An upper limit or balancer to prevent your character becoming too proportionally powerful. For example, "Super Strength: May lift anything up to fifty times his/her own weight."
[b]CHARACTER FLAW:[/b] (something critical to your character like 'Exposure to X will kill me', 'Must ingest Y to live', 'Can't break a promise', 'Painfully Shy', etc. Make it fun. This must include limiters and restrictions to the characters power AND a personality flaw or three of some kind).
[b]BIOGRAPHY:[/b] A basic background of your character. The more interesting the better, but any unrealistic backgrounds will be called out as such. Keep it interesting, unique and [i]believable.[/i] You are looking to create a story with the other characters, [i]not[/i] defeat them in some way.
[b]Miscellaneous:[/b] Basically, any clubs that your character is part of, any interests they have, any extra activities they do outside of school, etc etc. Basically, extra fluff that you didn't get around to mentioning that might be relevant to their position at the school.
[b]THEME SONG:[/b] Just a little bit of fun! If your character had a theme song, what would it be?
2) I want to get to know you as a writer.
You could have the most interesting character in the world, but if your writing style is not one that would mesh well with what I'm looking for, I would rather know beforehand so I waste as little of your time as possible. As such, along with your bio, please complete AT LEAST ONE of the following three writing prompts. Complete them as your character
(though I would prefer it if you wrote in third person, first person isn't a dealbreaker so long as the style and structure is engaging and interesting) so I can also get a feel for the character itself, and you as a writer. My posts, personally, tend to be fairly long and detailed, so anything below two decent sized paragraphs is probably too little depending on the situation. It depends on the writer, but anything below six lines will immediately be rejected due to its incompatibility with what I'm looking for. Writing Prompt One:
It's the day of the big exam. Whether your character revised or not is up to you, but it's on the subject that your character hates.
Guide us through his or her experience leading up to and during the exam. Writing Prompt Two:
This is it! The night of the big date with your big crush! The first one, in fact! How does the character prepare? How do they react? Show us some of the emotions running through their head.Writing Prompt Three:
Choose any situation or prompt you wish; this is your chance to select your own Prompt and go wild with your imagination. Basically, this is the one where we want you to show off your creativity and all of your writing ability.
3) I want to know where you see your character fitting in.
Using the link to the Character Page above, please select 3 or 4 people from the active
characters (not the "On Hiatus" ones) and draft a hypothetical connection to them, so I can see where you think your character might fit into the social dynamic. These are NOT final, and they are NOT definitive; these are just YOUR initial thoughts on some possible relationships.
And for the moment, I believe that is about it. Applications are to be posted here
and will remain open until further notice. During this process, questions will be asked, suggestions made and requests directed at applicants. Your responses will affect the final decision; this is, to all intents and purposes, an interview of the writer as well as the character.
Click to view the Approved Character Thread= = Approved Characters / Players = =Males (5):
- Dante Young [Vergil Tanner]
- Ai Haruno [Tokyorose627]
- Arek Ellis [Birchleaf]
- Kyle Harris [Asminen]
- Marcos Alfrez Cabello [MasterOfMyFate]Females (6):
- Grace Young [Vergil Tanner]
- Juniper Wrigley [Mael]
- Nadra Tahira Darzi [Jarick]
- Josephine Cantrell [Angel Fire]
- Nuo Qiang [Pumpkin Seeds]
- Cassandra Moreaux-Michaels [PentheWonderful]