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Author Topic: Female needed for either "Running Man" or a "Not-so-willing Assistant"  (Read 478 times)

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1.  A roleplay based on "The Running Man" and "Escape from New York".  If you don't have an idea what that is exactly, it was a 1987 film based on a Stephen King book.  It starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as a man who's forced to compete on a brutal television show where the contestants need to survive as long as they can against people who are trying to kill them.  I want to do something similar, although this time it's not going to be a television show.  If anyone has seen a 1980s sci-fi film, then they always imagine that the year 2000 will be some run-down police state dystopia.  The country has broken apart, certain states of America have splintered off and formed their own provisional-governments, and the President and Military have no authority in there.  They feel going to war is a waste of time and lives.

Your character is a woman who has spent the last six months in a maximum security prison in one of these "gang" states.  It is entirely up to you whether she is guilty, or was innocent and framed for the crime.  She's been living in a tiny cell with no outside contact.  Suddenly, however, everything changes.  A mysterious man offers her a chance for freedom, as long as she does a job for them - run through numerous states to the opposite side of America to deliver a message that has been implanted in to her mind.  Only problem is she has to run through areas crawling with wild gangs and dangerous guerrilla soldiers that look out for these "runners" and grab them whenever they're spotted.  "Runners" are easily identified by bright-coloured jumpsuit/bodysuits (like in the Running Man) and non-removeable collars which send off a signal which alerts nearby attackers.

Once grabbed, these women are taken prisoner and used as personal slaves to the gang leaders, who have their fun with them until they grow bored.  Although caught a few times, your character knows she has no choice but to keep on running -- logging in to computer terminals scattered around the cities to let them know where she is.  Soon, she'll find out the real reason why she's been given this job... and why the "Runners" are deliberately dressed to attract attention instead of blending in...  Can she survive until the end?
2.  To the crowds, they were a happy husband and wife team.  He was the handsome entertainer that wowed audiences with his tricks and performances, including his "knife-throwing" show.  She was the gorgeous assistant that always smiled, no matter the danger.  People assumed it was all safe.  They were wrong.

He was in the army, a trusted sergeant in charge of 9 other men.  They stormed in to a village and killed almost everyone they found, burning it to the ground and laughing as the women and children attempted to escape.  But he caught a glance of her and wouldn't allow her to go.  She was his captive, and from that day he kept her.  A few weeks after that incident, he went missing, assumed dead.  The military was wrong, he stayed in that country and married the poor woman -- their wedding was nothing more than her tied up underneath her wedding dress and other unusual circumstances.  Why not?  In this country, only a man's agreement was required for marriage.

They spent their nights performing in bars.  "The Soldier's Showgirl", their routine was called.  He dressed in his uniform, while she came on stage looking like a magician's assistant.  She struggled, and screamed through her gag, hoping that someone in the crowd would help her that night.  They would clap and laugh, and think it was all part of the act.
At home, she was his slave.  And if she wasn't doing the housework, she's collared to his bed or he was moulding her in to a proper housewife.  And it just so happens it involves a lot of training.  Strange thing is -- he's giving her everything she's always wanted.  A big house.  Pretty clothes.  Becoming a respectable woman.  How long will she struggle... or will she begin to accept it and enjoy..?
If not, I'd be willing to do other things.

Offline The Dark Raven

Re: Female needed for either "Running Man" or a "Not-so-willing Assistant"
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009, 10:43:43 PM »
I think the Running Man idea would be interesting.  What else do I need to know?