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Offline KarmaTopic starter

Pokemon-inspired Fantasy-Adventure [OPEN]
« on: February 02, 2011, 09:50:40 PM »
The Pokegirls. Warning: Huge image.

A cataclysm had befallen the land of Entaro. The once-rich land had been swarmed with all manner of creatures, crawling up from the depths of the earth to menace any unprepared traveler. What caused this onslaught of malice had been lost to the ages, but it was thought that man's greed for magical power broke the delicate balance of nature and released untamed evil into the world. Wide open spaces weren abandoned, leaving only several fortress-cities, many leagues from each other; the last bastions of humanity. Within these ancient walled fortifications, humans thrived, such as it was. They were free to learn, earn, and love... as long as they never left the city.

Drawing from old tomes, a special type of human developed in the hundreds of years following the cataclysm. These humans were able to control the elements, to such a scale that they could leave the fortresses and survive in the wilds. The remaining governments, full of men who preferred to remain “true” humans, gathered up the old books and destroyed them, but not before creating their own system of control and proliferating it. Humans were given a choice, at puberty, whether to become these so-called “pocket monsters,” elemental creatures of great power that could survive beyond the walls. This power came with a price, however. In the process of becoming an elemental, it was also required that the human becomes a familiar of a “true” human. Rather than let such knowledge go to waste overtake “true” humans, the government introduced controls in order to profit from it.

Upon graduating from university, those who scores high enough to earn the right to vote were given the chance to have a familiar of their own. It was with these familiars that inter-city commerce began to boom once again via trade routes protected by familiars and their masters. Along these paths, humans that had familiars of their own were allowed to travel freely, but those without were still required to remain in cities. And so a new class emerged from the bourgeois: the Trainer. Typically young and wealthy, Trainers began to roam the untamed wilds, fighting for fortune and glory.

There was much to be found in the wilds. Dilapidated castles and towns pockmarked the countryside where people used to live, but were now overrun by ogres, ghosts, mermen and the like. Ancient stores of knowledge and wealth were rumored in every direction, and real danger followed in their wake. More Trainers were lost to the wilds than ever became successful, but it was in this way that the governments could root out their potentially problematic citizens and lure them to their doom. The draw of controlling magical creatures and facing grand adventure was too strong to resist for most, and for those that could not access these, education and money was too scarce for them to become trouble.

Eventually, competitions were set up in the civilized regions. Training centers developed, and national championships were not far behind. In the absence of significant arts or entertainment, combat between Trainers and their familiars became a national pastime, such as it was. Battles took place everywhere from back alleys to huge colosseums with tens of thousands of spectators. Pokemon, as the presiding committee deigned to call them, had become the national social currency.

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Up to five Trainer positions are available. Each player will receive one Pokemon upon the outset of the journey. There won't be any “catching” such as it is, nor any plot-relevant combat between players. I don't want to use a system, so we'll be going with generally arbitrary rulings by me. I'll try to be reasonable. :P The primary reason the players will start with only one Pokemon (besides that being the standard) is that each player will be writing their own Pokemon as well as the Trainers. Trainers are the “main” characters here, but I expect development for the Pokemon as well, as they are fully sentient people, but with magical powers and an innate obedience to their master.

Mind you, I've yet to construct the world, or work out minor details. We can discuss in this thread as I get things squared away to start. The setting will be similar to late Renaissance/early colonial period in terms of technology, apart from the magical stuff. Highly developed architecture, early guns, but not much else we would recognize as modern. Players will be early-mid twenties, and all Pokemon will be at a bare minimum 18. You'll notice as you go through the image that I've removed many Pokemon – over a third, in fact. This is because those looked underage, and I won't have any of that in this game. “Evolutions” such as they are here will just be the Pokemon character aging, but if you're choosing from a Pokemon line that has more than one available, choose the younger one. You're starting trainers, remember. Important: No legendaries or psuedo-legendaries (those being the dragons and Metagross).

All of that said, and despite using the term, these are NOT Pokemon. They do not have “movesets” or “stats.” These are people starting out into a life of magic, and will learn things organically. They won't know Hyper Beam right off the bat, nor will they be barred from having an ability that they should, logically, have access to. (i.e. Gardevoir being able to have Extrasensory.) Each will start out with a reasonably small pool of abilities, and gain more through training. I'll lay out stuff like this in the character profiles. I don't feel the need to explain everything here and now; your characters wouldn't have all the information anyway. Much of it can be laid out in exposition.

For the sake of diversity, please try to refrain from duplicating Pokemon that others have chosen. As I'm sure to remind you many times over the course of this game, they are people, and people are different from each other. Your Pokemon will also have real names, and while the profile will include their Pokemon species, this is just for reference. Such names won't exist in the game world.

I will be playing the former League Champion, Constance Cyntrona. She wields Flygon, Charizard, Milotic, Gardevoir, Weavile, and Jolteon. She has settled into a relatively quiet life as Moderator in the town you will all start in. The Moderator of each town is the person that administrates the New Trainer program, giving out advice and initial Pokemon. She is a mentor character, and will play a part in the plot, but she won't be a focus. I'll want to GM more than play.

More to come.

« Last Edit: February 23, 2011, 09:11:29 AM by Karma »

Offline Will

Re: Pokemon-inspired Fantasy-Adventure (Pokegirls, sort of.)
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2011, 09:53:38 PM »
Interesting...

Offline KarmaTopic starter

Re: Pokemon-inspired Fantasy-Adventure (Pokegirls, sort of.)
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2011, 12:24:51 PM »
Opheliac will be joining with Cubone.

Offline Opheliac

Re: Pokemon-inspired Fantasy-Adventure (Pokegirls, sort of.)
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2011, 05:59:09 PM »
Indeed! I, Contessa Giovanni, will take this pitiful Cubone and make her the worlds most powerful creature.

Contessa Giovanni

Bio: Born the daughter to Sergio Giovanni, founder and CEO of Giovanni Arms, the worlds largest producer and developer of firearms, Contessa was born wealthy and gifted, and has a mean streak down her a mile wide. Manipulative and scheming, she grew up with the entire world she knew in her hands, and during college, decided she wanted the entire world in reality as well. College life for her was endless papers on political reform and revolution, and despite how none of her papers were well liked by those in power, the topics had most of the professors on her side. Graduating Valedictorian, her diploma also came with a Notice of Conscripture, requiring her to report to the Moderator for immediate imprintation and departure.

(will elaborate more later)

Jeina (Cubone, the other image is her Marowak form post-evolution)
« Last Edit: February 04, 2011, 10:28:29 PM by Opheliac »

Offline DudelRok

Re: Pokemon-inspired Fantasy-Adventure (Pokegirls, sort of.)
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2011, 08:43:08 AM »
This is interesting!

I'm torn between quite a few Mons but I'ma watch this for developments and a character sheet.

Edit: I've decided to roll with Sharpedo and been given this exception due to the "pre-evolve" looking so drastically different and breaking the concept Karma wants for aging rather than evolving. I have also been told to tell others they may do this as well.

As an aside, I'm playing a Poke-guy (which is apparently also okay), Sharpedo's shown sex is ambiguous which is helpful.




I'll break things down better and toss up the character I will be playing (Gary) once character sheets are about.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2011, 09:24:14 AM by DudelRok »

Offline Opheliac

Re: Pokemon-inspired Fantasy-Adventure (Pokegirls, sort of.)
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2011, 10:39:54 PM »
Wait, so... You're not a trainer, you're a freewilled mon?

Offline KarmaTopic starter

Re: Pokemon-inspired Fantasy-Adventure (Pokegirls, sort of.)
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2011, 12:48:16 AM »
He's playing trainer Gary, with a Sharpedo.

Offline Opheliac

Re: Pokemon-inspired Fantasy-Adventure (Pokegirls, sort of.)
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2011, 01:03:22 AM »
Ah, okies. :D

Offline Skyrider

Re: Pokemon-inspired Fantasy-Adventure (Pokegirls, sort of.)
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2011, 02:18:30 AM »
Looks interesting.  If I could join in, could I start off with an eevee?

Offline KarmaTopic starter

Re: Pokemon-inspired Fantasy-Adventure (Pokegirls, sort of.)
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2011, 02:19:38 AM »
Sure, just won't have an image. ^_^

Online Orochimaru

Re: Pokemon-inspired Fantasy-Adventure (Pokegirls, sort of.)
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2011, 02:21:34 AM »
I suppose I could break my virginity in such a area and give it a go.

Offline KarmaTopic starter

Re: Pokemon-inspired Fantasy-Adventure (Pokegirls, sort of.)
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2011, 02:22:33 AM »
Well, that'll make five then!

Offline Skyrider

Re: Pokemon-inspired Fantasy-Adventure [Full, thanks for looking!]
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2011, 02:39:26 AM »
Image?  I have that covered. lol



As for my character, I'm gonna go with this Image.  Any other info I'll input when we have a character sheet.


Offline KarmaTopic starter

Re: Pokemon-inspired Fantasy-Adventure [Full, thanks for looking!]
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2011, 02:39:51 AM »
Looks good.

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Re: Pokemon-inspired Fantasy-Adventure [Full, thanks for looking!]
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2011, 10:04:37 AM »
Fuuuuu - I mulled it over for too long *sulks*

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Offline KarmaTopic starter

Re: Pokemon-inspired Fantasy-Adventure [Full, thanks for looking!]
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2011, 10:05:26 AM »
I invited you, silly. You can join. :P

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Re: Pokemon-inspired Fantasy-Adventure [Full, thanks for looking!]
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2011, 10:06:32 AM »
... everything turned out better than expected!

*works on a character*

I'd ask if you guys were cool with herms, but it's Karma so that's moot ^w^

Offline KarmaTopic starter

Re: Pokemon-inspired Fantasy-Adventure [Full, thanks for looking!]
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2011, 10:07:08 AM »
Waha. xD

Offline Opheliac

Re: Pokemon-inspired Fantasy-Adventure [Full, thanks for looking!]
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2011, 11:31:13 AM »
Yay! Edens! *curls up on Eden and luvs* :D

Offline DudelRok

Re: Pokemon-inspired Fantasy-Adventure (Pokegirls, sort of.)
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2011, 04:41:00 AM »
Wait, so... You're not a trainer, you're a freewilled mon?

In my brain, Sharpedo (who's yet to be named and I'll get a char sheet up within the next couple hours) is a side character and Gary is my main character.... rather than I'm playing two "main" characters. XD I'm odd, but most of everyone in this thread knew that already. :p

Offline KarmaTopic starter

Re: Pokemon-inspired Fantasy-Adventure [OPEN]
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2011, 09:12:21 AM »
Seeking new players!