These ideas are for things I'd like to explore and settings that I find interesting. A lot of them are somewhat vague on purpose as I like to be surprised about where things go and much plots with a lot of twists, turns and other unexpected diversions. These are all just bare bones, the fun comes in putting the flesh onto them!
Where I've described a character in a bit of detail, that's the role I'm interested in, and you can bring whatever you want to the other one. I'm quite happy to discuss ideas for a while before properly starting because it's interesting to see what happens to an idea when two people start batting it back and forth, so if any of these catch your fancy but you want to suggest changing something, or doing it differently, please get in touch.
For more about what might or might not interest me, take a look at my Ons and Offs
and the RPs I'm currently in or have been in the past
.General settings without specific characters
I'm interested in a story about other worlds that are connected to ours by secret pathways or gateways. They could be completely different worlds, perhaps around other stars, or parallel/alternate versions of our own. I'm thinking of a story where two people (probably from different worlds) find themselves having to explore these worlds together. Perhaps they need to work together to travel between the worlds and others want to capture them to have that power, and/or maybe they're searching for something or someone lost on the worlds.
TAKEN - see The Hangman's Bastard
but interested if you have a radically different take on it.
(I have done something on these lines - The Sundering
- but still interested in other noir plot ideas)
I can't come up with a specific plot for this at the moment, beyond the idea of it being about a cynical detective who's dragged into a case by a femme fatale. Lots of sultriness, smoke and hanging out in seedy bars looking for information about a case that's bigger than both of them while they fight/succumb to their mutual attraction. There's lots of flexibility in this: who the characters are, where the case leads them, even what time period it's set in.
(I did a version of this asAfter The Sun Fell
but interested in other suggestions)
Sometime after civilization ended. Two survivors meet and try to get to a place of safety while being threatened by marauders, cannibals, zombies or triffids. Or all four and rabid psychopathic sheep as well.
I'm envisaging something on the lines of Illuminatus!
or the Principia Discordia
, but with added craziness, head-scratching plot twists and possibly even more sex as well. One character recruits another into the the Legion of Dynamic Discord and then they get to work together thwarting bizarre Illuminati-inspired plots and conspiracies around the globe (and possibly even elsewhere). Could even be a group RP if there's interest. See this thread
for an idea of the sort of thing I'm thinking of.
I'm interested in the idea of a story that's set around some kind of cult. There are various forms it could take, from a light story of people just enjoying themselves in a sex cult to much darker ones of kidnapping, brainwashing, torture of unbelievers and who knows what else. Perhaps a one on one story where two people meet and fall for each other but one's a member of a cult - are they trying to cynically recruit the other? Perhaps meeting someone is the spur for them to try to escape from a controlling cult, or maybe they're just seducing people to be sacrifices in whatever sacred rituals they're performing.
(This one got started here
but then my partner disappeared. Definitely interested in something on similar lines, particularly with an emphasis on the brainwashing/Stockholm Syndrome experience Lisa/Rebecca goes through there)General plot ideas
These are rough ideas for plots without specific characters attached, and I'd be interested in doing them as M/F or F/F stories. We can come up with characters together, or if you have an idea for one who'd fit in the story, I'm happy to come up with someone to match.
One character is a crusading politician, possibly the last honest politician left, using their position to challenge corrupt Government figures and dodgy corporations. Obviously, s/he can't be allowed to continue with this challenge to the status quo, so a plan is formed to bring them down. A paid agent is sent in to seduce them, with the intention of embroiling them into a sex scandal that the media will then blow up into an issue that discredits the politician. The agent's happy to go along with this - they're getting paid well for it - but after a while, they genuinely fall for him/her...but it's too late, as the scandal's now about to burst onto the front pages. How do the two of them try and rescue the situation - and their relationship?
Inspired by this news story - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-11921396
- I had the idea of a traveller finding themselves stuck in a remote inn/hotel/house after a sudden huge snowstorm with just one other person (could be the owner, the manager or just whatever unlucky member of staff was on duty that day) for company. When they realise that they're going to be stuck there for a few days, they decide to have a little fun together, taking full advantage of the fact they've got the building entirely to themselves. I'm interested in what happens when two people are stuck together and have a connection they can act on without anyone else being able to interrupt or find out.
(I played this for a while a few years ago here
and would like to try it again)
The next couple come from Christopher Brookmyre novels (if you haven't read them, I heavily recommend them). I'm not looking to just re-enact the story in the book, but they could make a good starting point to spring other ideas off.
This is set during a big sales convention for independent films. A fundamentalist Christian terrorist is seeking to disrupt and hopefully end the event by targeting various stars, one of whom has come under a lot of attention for her past in adult movies (and because she's a Senator's daughter). She and a photographer find the terrorist attacks are just cover for an even bigger plan that will end up reshaping the US in more ways than one. It might not be the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
General F/F roleplays
You know that one guy in school no one paid attention to? Well, what if he became really successful and invited all your class to his newly-completed resort for an reunion. It's a chance for everyone to see just how successful or not their old classmates has been, for old feuds to be resumed and old romances to be rekindled.
Oh, and it's also a chance for a confused group of mercenaries who think the reunion party is actually a group of very rich investors in the project to storm the event and take everyone hostage. Now we get to see just what everyone has really learned since they were at school.
Yes, I'm a man who likes F/F stories. I shall be paying the cliché tax as soon as it's introduced.
Currently up on the One Shot forum
but could be the start of a longer story if the characters hit it off well. I walked the West Highland Way a few years ago and had an idea for a story about two women meeting while doing it - one walking with friends after the end of a relationship, the other doing with her boyfriend but their relationship is on shaky ground. After the boyfriend has to drop out because of injury, the two start walking together and get close as they talk and share. Is it just a bit of holiday fun, or could it turn into something more?
I'm interested in doing something around the idea of an older and younger woman beginning a relationship - one late teens or early 20s, the other in her late 30s or early 40s - from the initial question of how they meet and get together and then how they might actually deal with a relationship together and get over the age gap. I'm open to ideas and suggestions for this, so if there's a particular setup you're interested in then let me know.
One idea for this is an older character who's dedicated herself to her career (that could be law, business, academia, somewhere that requires a lot of early dedication to get on) and never had time for a relationship. There've been occasional hookups and short-term things with other women, but she's told herself she doesn't have time for a relationship. Then she meets someone quite different from her usual 'type': young, relaxed, possibly artistic etc and there's real chemistry between them. The younger one wants to pursue a relationship, but the older doesn't know how to go about it and how to adapt her life to include someone like that in it.
Inspired by this song
. Two women - our main characters - were in some kind of relationship a few years ago (high school sweethearts? a college thing? holiday romance?) which ended even though neither were unhappy with it. Now, my character moves to a new town (or perhaps back to her old home town) for work and meets her old girlfriend again. The old spark and attraction is still there between them but unfortunately, the other woman's now in a relationship with someone else, and they're not someone who's going to quietly accept her running off with her old lover.
Can they get back together and get away from the dangerous partner? I'm being vague on the details here because there are many different ways this could go and would love to hear your ideas for who they are and how things go between them.
With a lot of these, I'm more interested in the psychological aspects of dominance and submission than the technical details.
Sarah Thomas is a lesbian college lecturer in her early 30s. She's just ended another disastrous relationship and decides to try the internet in the hope of finding someone stable and ends up talking to a younger woman - 19-20 or so - who's very interesting and attractive to her. After lengthy chats, Sarah finds herself falling for this woman, not knowing that while she is really the attractive girl she's seen in the photos, she's also a dominant who's decided to make Sarah into her next project, seeing how far she can make her go, how much control she'll surrender. Can Sarah resist the temptation, or is she discovering a side to herself she didn't know she'd enjoy so much?
A woman in her late 20s, who up to this point has thought of herself as straight, begins having vivid dreams and fantasies of becoming another woman's slave after she reads about the BDSM scene in an article. She tries to deny them and forget them, but they keep coming back stronger and stronger and soon she finds herself looking for a Mistress to train and finally accept her as her slave. I'd like to play the submissive woman in this, emphasising the psychological part to it as she slowly gives more and more control of her life to her Mistress.
Dr Christina Martin is a psychological researcher in her 30s who's devoted her research to discovering all she can about human sexuality and how it can be controlled. She's turned many young female students into her lovers, but now she wants to put her theories and devices to the ultimate test. She wants to find a perfectly straight and vanilla girl, and turn her into a depraved lesbian slut who'll do whatever she's commanded.
I am interested in M/F D/S scenes, but don't have any specific plots for them at the moment, though am open for suggestions. Also interested in mind control stories, especially when its about a gradual change in how someone thinks and acts, not an instant thing.
I don't mind NC scenes and plots, but I like them to be based around ideas like coercion and blackmail or some form of mind control rather than force and violence. Transformation
One idea that's been niggling at the back of my head for a while is a transformation plot, where I'd play a man who finds himself transformed into a woman and has to discover how to adapt to this new reality. I'm thinking of a plot where the transformation is a bit of a surprise, so it could be some bit of accidental magic or mad scientist thing, or perhaps some sort of mind switch/body swap with a woman.
One scenario idea: There are many different parallel and alternate universes where things can be wildly different or just minor changes have happened. In one of them, everything's the same as it is here, except his parents had a daughter rather than a son. Now, through some piece of cross-time weirdness, his mind is in her body in her universe, and hers has swapped over to here. So they're both looking for a way back...but what if one or both of them decides they prefer the new arrangement?Other ideas
The above list is just suggestions, and ideas that have come to mind for specific plots. I'm always open to any ideas you might have if you think I might be interested. You can get an idea of some things I'm into from my ons and offs and current games.
I'd like to try something with an alternate history or SF setting, though I'm much more into SF as an exploration of ideas and society than playing with gadgets. I don't really care how the fancy new technology works, but I want to see what it does to people's lives. It's the same with alternate history - as long as it's vaguely plausible, I don't really care about how San Marino (or whoever) conquered the world, but I do want to see what it's like to live in a world ruled by them. If there are any other Ken MacLeod fans out there interested in doing something in the Fall Revolution or Engines of Light universes, then please get in touch.
I'd also be interested in something set in Charles Stross' Laundry universe (though I've not read The Annihilation Score
yet, so no spoilers please!) though I'm more in the Bob school of seeing encroaching tentacles as something to be stopped at all costs rather than embraced.
Everything is subject to change, and I'll add to this list as inspiration strikes. There's lots more that interests me, so if you've seen something I've written or been involved in and think you've got something that would appeal to me, then get in touch. It's best to contact me by PM rather than by posting in this thread, as I'm much more likely to notice and respond to messages.