We are currently recruiting one more female and one more male character! Additionally, if anybody would like to play a Digimon, we have several players who would like to have their Partners written by other players.
Hey everybody! As you probably could tell from the title, this is a Seeking Thread for a new Group Game that I want to try based on the old anime “Digimon!" Who wants a pet fire breathing T-Rex?!
The plot, at this moment in time, isn't all that complicated: our characters are relatively ordinary, every day 18 year olds from various places in the world that experience a strange phenomenon – a blinding white light, the feeling of floating, then unconsciousness – and then wake up in a strange, alien world...the Digital World. They wake up alone, in the middle of nowhere, and have to not only find out where they are, but who else is around and how to get home. They are soon met with their assigned Digimon Partners – at that point in Trainee Form, the one before Rookie – and learn that they are no longer on Earth, and that they are not the only human to have arrived in this world. Their final goal starts as “Get Home,” but as the game unfolds, it becomes apparent that they are, in fact, The Digi-Destined, brought through to the Digital World in order to not only grow as people, but to save both the Digital World and the Real World from utter destruction.
In this universe, the events of the TV series and movie never happened, so this is the first time a group of humans have travelled into the Digital World. They are all 18 years old, and they don't necessarily know each other. They can come from anywhere in the modern world, but the Digital World serves to translate whatever languages they're speaking into a language the others can understand. Not canon, no, but fuck it. It means you can be more creative with where your character is from. The game will take the form of a chronological progression through Story Events, with regular breaks where you can spin off and do other things in a more Sandboxy period (EG, setting up camp for the night) before the next Story Day.
What I am looking for is at least five players to join me on this journey to save the world and return home in time for Finals! The first thing I need is five Human Characters; I will be playing a male, so I need three females and two male characters. I don't care if the players are male or female.
After that, if any other players want to join, you'd need to be ok with playing as a characters Digimon. Obviously, ask said player first.
What I need are at least five players who are passionate about writing, love a story-driven game – sex will be allowed but isn't the main focus – and remember the old Digimon Cartoon fondly. Canon knowledge isn't necessary; I'll be researching what I can and then making shit up as I go along for the rest, since...well, let's be honest, the Digimon Cartoon played just as loosely with its canon as I intend to. Besides, Alternate Universe, so we have artistic licence.
The Skeleton of the bio is below, but please leave the Digimon section blank; after reviewing your characters, we'll have a PM chat about which Digimon suits your character best and what kind of personality they should have, since the point of Digimon was to teach their Tamers important lessons on how to grow as people. They were similar personalities, but also different in very specific, complimentary ways...so we'd need to talk about those Digimon.
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. Additionally, I 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. Further, they must
be interesting, balanced characters. This is strictly mandatory.
Also, please commit to being active in the community.
I want you to be an active voice in the creative process, so I don't just want a character, I want an eager and excited participant.
This is what I need from you guys!
- A Bio, following the Code. Since this is Digimon, use Anime-style pictures for your characters. Characters will be edited and tweaked by questions and comments from me until I'm happy that they fit the setting and are interesting and unique. Nobody gets more than one character.
- A statement of whether you would prefer your Digimon to be a PC, an NPC controlled by you, or that you don't mind which one.
- 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, I also need a writing sample from you...a piece of writing from your characters perspective of the moment they were sucked into the Digital World.
That is, what they were doing just before the Phenomenon, and their last memories before losing consciousness...and then, when the game starts, we'll pick up right where that post left off.
Posts need to be written in third person past tense, so please do the Prompt in that format.
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. Please and thank you!
So, the Bio Code:
[floatright] Put Pictures Here. [/floatright]
[b]Appearance:[/b] A Basic written description of the picture, plus any non-pictured details.
[b]Personality:[/b] A Basic written description of their personality and attitude.
[b]Background:[/b] An overview of their life so far.
[b]Relationships with other characters (If Applicable):[/b] Any characters that your character knows, detail here. Ask the player first.
[b]Relationship Status:[/b] Is your character in a relationship? If not, are they looking?
[b]Starter Digimon:[/b] Please leave blank for now.
[b]Theme Song:[/b] OPTIONAL. A piece of music or a song you think suits the character.
[b]Writing Sample:[/b] The moments before your character lost consciousness.
If you'd like to play as a Digimon,
then please look at the available Rookies below, contact the player in question to ask if they would like their Digimon played by another Player - and whether they're ok with you specifically applying for that role - and then fill out this bio Together
to ensure that you are both happy with the partnership. Whether the player is looking for another player to write their Digimon - or if they already have a PC Partner - will be noted on the character list below.
[floatright]Insert Image/s Here.[/floatright]
[b]Name:[/b] Name. Just put the Digimon Species Name here. This will be occupied by the name of the form they spend the most time in. This will start as the In-Training II mode, and then afterwards is usually the Rookie name.
[b]Gender:[/b] Male or Female.
[b]Orientation:[/b] I guess?
[b]Appearance:[/b] Written Description. Also include any extra details that aren't shown in the pictures, or distinctive features that may be atypical of their Species.
[b]Personality:[/b] A basic summary of their personality, their foibles, etc etc.
[b]Basic Background:[/b] Remember, In-Training Digimon are very young, so at the start they will have maybe a year or two of life to draw on.
[b]Digivolutions:[/b] This will be filled out as the story progresses, Documenting their various forms and the first time they Digivolved.
[b]Theme Music:[/b] Optional.
[b]Writing Prompt:[/b] For you, this will be the moments leading up to and including your Digimon saw a strange light in the sky, several descending beams splitting off from it...and then felt a strange [i]pull[/i] to go towards one of them, with the unshakeable feeling that you are [i]meant[/i] to be there...
Please remember to ensure your pictures are formatted properly, and remember to let me know whether you want to control your Digimon, or would like another player to do it instead, or whether you just don't care.
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.
So, now that that is all out of the way...I look forward to seeing who's gonna bite!
Accepted Characters [Writers] and Digimon:Males:
- Elias Wright [Vergil Tanner] / Impmon [Not Looking]
- Morgan Roberts [Kiric Rand] / Kokuwamon [No Preference]
- Tomoya Aizawa [pendarious] / Veemon [Would Like a Player]Females:
- Mei Sampson [Amarlo] / Salamon [Not Looking]
- Kayla Hamilton [Vergil1989] / Renamon [Galnius]
- Angelia Grady [Lynnie] / Kudamon [Josh Arcanum]