Setting: Modern, Superhero
Size: 3-5 players, with guest starring villains
Sample Character Archetypes: Grim 80s Anti-Hero, Reformed Villain, Hardcore 90s Hero, Superpatriot, Embittered Collaborator
Concept: The US government does not admit to the existence of its maximum-security superhuman testing facility, "The Rack." More secretive than Guantanamo Bay, more scandalous than CIA black sites, it operates under a shroud of concealment that is nearly as impregnable as its security systems. Staffed by a team of researchers and military, it operates a team of super-powered individuals as hunters and inmate handlers: Omega Black.
You will be playing as members of Omega Black. You may be heroes who believe in the cause of metahuman control and human research, or as reformed villains.
Gameplay: Writing is in two formats.
In the Freeform, we follow the activities of Omega Black at The Rack. Dominating captives, experimenting on their bodies and minds, and generally exploiting them will be the content of the play. It will be Freeform and will move at the pace of the players.
In the System, Omega Black's players will gather for acquisition of new captives. These new captives may be Non-Player Characters operated by me, or will be one of the "guest star" players - someone looking to either lose to Omega Black or to capture one of them for their nefarious purposes. This element will take place in mIRC, for a short period of game play, at a set time convenient for all participants.
Setting: Ancient Rome, Fantasy Heroic
Size: 3-5 players, with guest starring slaves and enemies
Sample Character Archetypes: Divine mortal (Hercules), Amazon (Hippolyte), Warrior with Magical Equipment (Perseus), Inventor (Daedalus), Sorceress (Circe), Mystic (Tiresias)
Concept: In the ancient world, a monstrous menace to the Roman port of Antica in 63 BC sees the gathering of people with awesome abilities - monstrous, mystical, peerless warriors and persons with abilities thought to belong only to the Gods. These people are gathered by the Roman philantrophist, the war hero and former Consul Catulus, for the purposes of proactively hunting down further superhuman threats to Rome. Operating in secrecy from the port of Antica where they first formed, "Victus" defends Rome from the enemies that it cannot admit to the people exist.
You will be members of Victus. The first adventure covers your team's formation, and subsequent adventures are directed by you: You will be given a list of Rome's enemies, and will hunt them down, destroy them or capture and enslave them.
Gameplay: As above, there will be two modes of gameplay.
In the Freeform, we first look at the lives of your heroes as they gather in Antica. After defeating the first menace that brings you together, your Freeform play will take place as you break the will of your captives, dally at your fortress in Antica with a variety of slaves, and interact. This will be player driven, as will your investigations into the list of Rome's enemies I provide.
In the System, we will meet at a time convenient for all on mIRC and will run a system game involving your attack on one of Rome's enemies. The enemies will be either "guest starring" other players, or Non-Player characters, depending on who you select from the list. And sometimes, the enemies may come after you.
In both cases, I will be accepting applications first: A general character concept and background. From there, I will assist you in making a system character if appropriate. Guest stars do not need a system sheet, nor do players who want to be regulars but who want to leave system play up to the other players and myself.
Once a character is approved, I will establish threads to begin interaction, and will supply Non-Player Characters as necessary.