So I had an idea for a RP but I wanted to make it more of a collaborative effort than one run by a storyteller. This thread is just a check to see if there might be any interest. If there's enough I'll begin adding a few more details.
Oh, and nothing below is written in stone so feel free to toss in a few ideas or suggestions.Plot:
Long story short, the city has been overrun by zombies and a group of survivors have managed to barricade themselves within a huge mall, Liberty Mall. For thirty days now they've had everything they need to survive but supplies are growing thin, the electricity is looking to give out and the water, while still clean, is beginning to show signs of impurity. Meanwhile, the survivors stand at around fifty strong.My Role:
My role is minimal as I don't want the players to rely too heavily on me. In general I'll just keep an eye on the RP, usher out players if they'd like and maybe throw in challenges for the survivors/RP'ers. Role of Players:
Together the players control the environment, regular zombies and may introduce or control survivors which already reside within the Mall. Just don't go too crazy introducing non-player characters as there is a limit to how many are in the mall. Players will also take part in shaping the Mall community and how they deal with challenges. Basically, the players ARE the storytellers and will hopefully even go so far as to create their own missions. Although if nobody steps up to the plate, I'll try make something happen.Restrictions:
- Try keep things semi-realistic...
- You may not introduce new types of zombies...
- You may not control/introduce NPC's which aren't part of the Mall survivor's group...
- You may not create threats within or to the Mall itself...
- And you may not injure/kill other player-characters without their express permission...
- Lastly and most importantly, absolutely NO pictures or references of Milla Jovovich. I saw enough of her in the fake zombie movie Resident Evil Afterlife: Ode to Milla to last me a lifetime...
These restrictions are all negotiable, except the last one. So feel free to PM me during the game if you're dying to try something which my pesky restrictions might be hampering.Character Form:
Picture or Description:Leaving and Returning to, or Joining, the Game:
Describe or post a picture of your character.
This is the name which the Mall survivors know you by. It doesn't have to be your character's real name. It can be anything from a name the character took up to a name the other survivors chose for them.
This is basically the equivalent of "history" in some RPs but it allows players to retain at least some secrecy while setting the possible tones others might address them with.
You may have a few hidden strengths if you like but in general this is what the other survivors count on you for. You can leave this empty.
These are the areas where the other survivors know you hold a disadvantage in. You may leave this empty as well.
If you want to add something else which the other survivors or players might know of your character, throw it in here.
Allow Temporary Injuries:
Basically, will you allow me to injure your character through RP? Yes, or no. It might add a little more risk to the game but it's not critical.
I thought people could generally come and go as they please but with perhaps a few restrictions in mind. If you want to leave at least try usher your character out of the RP or PM me and give me permission to do so for you. And there will probably be a limit as to how many may be in the game at once so PM me before jumping in.