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#1 Pitou

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:51 AM

Pew Pew Pew Pew Pew superpowers!

 

 

H'OKAY, SO: At midnight GMT on Dec 20th, 2012, a very small number of random people around the world suddenly gained miraculous powers. Of course, not all of them are immediately obvious, but they are there. You will be one of these characters. In the mail the next day a call came to each and every one of them. A female voice without inflection says simply "There are others like you. They will come for you. Eliminate the competition if you want to survive". With that they are left to their own devices.

 

The powers everyone will receive are random. For now I am considering 2 for each person to start. They range from basic super strength to pyrokinesis to the ability to freely mutate oneself. As of typing this I have about 50 powers listed although I would like to have more. I've tried not to allow ones that are considered overpowered. There is no total mind control or reality manipulation, although aspects of each (pheromones for instance) do exist. So far they are basic powers that you would expect characters to have in a comic book rather than a manga, but I am open to change if people would prefer abilities that are more strange/conditional (Law of Ueki types). Give me some feedback, let me know. If you want to suggest a power please feel free to do so, as I said I would like more than 50.

 

Lastly, this an open "sandbox" RP. Meaning this isn't going to be a mission-based RP. I won't throw an NPC at you and say "here fight this". If you want to engage NPCs, start flipping cars in the middle of a busy street or try to assassinate the president. You'll be sure to get some attention then. Unless you want it, the only time I will be manipulating you is to try to bring you to other players once in a while. This sort of RP thrives on player interaction, whether its combat or shooting the breeze. Players who connect with other players for good or bad will grow fast. There are rewards for defeating other players. There are rewards for befriending other players.

 

 

This is an RP of hopes and dreams guys. Ambition here will get you far. Don't hold back.

 

Become a vigilante. Start a cult. Try to take over the world. Cook a pizza with the power of your mind. Become a celebrity. Do science. Find the kid who beat you up in school and turn him into a newt. Every thing you do is your own choice. If you ever want to try something, just give me a shout and we'll talk.

 

 

 

Other Stuff: I'm considering limiting the non-power advantages of players to 2-3 or something. I don't want a billionaire astronaut ninja parkour martial artist who is also a mathematical savant. You could have a modest fortune, or be a martial arts practitioner, or be a police detective, or be abnormally intelligent. If you guys don't want a strict limitation I will not do it, we can just judge people on a case by case basis if they need toning down. It's up to you. Feedback if you can

 

 

 

So in short

 

- Weird/Conditional powers or normal powers?

- Limit on non-power advantages or no?

- Anyone know of a decent map of an imaginary city? A site that has some?

- Anything else you would like to see?


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#2 Liar

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:13 AM

I would like to see you tap dance.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:29 AM

I'm extremely interested in this. For starters, I'm voting for the weird powers idea. In fact, they can be weird to the point of being ridiculous. I'll try to post as many powers as I can think of. And I think it is wise to limit non-power advantages.

 

Other than that... Nothing as of yet.



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#4 Rogue

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:30 AM

I'd say go for conditional and non-conditional powers. 

 

I'd say no to the limit on non-power advantages though that might change depending on what people make. 

 

Wish I could help you with the map but that's something I've never been able to find myself.

 

Hmm what do I want...I guess I want what everyone wants.  The chance to take over the world and enforce a obligatory dress code involving miniskirts.

 

I'll probably send you a list of powers in a bit when I take a break from Ni no Kuni.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:31 AM

Yay super powers

- Wierd Normal Powers!
- Limited.
- Not really,
- This RP!

DO NOT BLINK............

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:33 AM

totally going with the most evilest powers i can think of 


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#7 Liar

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:34 AM

YOU'RE NOT PICKING THE POWERS, ITANO.

 

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

 

I WANT THE POWER TO SUMMON PUPPIES FROM ANYWHERE.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:36 AM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

 

I WANT THE POWER TO KILL PUPPIES WHEN I SMILE 


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:46 AM

Guess who has two thumbs and is totally in? Since I only have one, I'd say itano or Liar. jk.

 

Oh, and before I forget.

 

 

- Weird/Conditional powers or normal powers? Both

- Limit on non-power advantages or no? I'd prefer the case-to-case basis thing.

- Anyone know of a decent map of an imaginary city? A site that has some? Slice or Morv might be able to help you with that one. I'll see what I can do as well.

- Anything else you would like to see? Are weird cameos reasonable?


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#10 Riesbife

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:50 AM

On the note of Ni no Kuni, Rogue, I think Shadar looks like a badass.

 

Conditional and non-conditional powers (I take this to mean we can only use our powers in certain situations for the former).

Limit on non-power advantages because fuck Gary Stu and Mary Sue.

If you're talking about an eagle eye map, I'd just look one up on google. I can help when I get home.

I like to see more...

 

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...Not sure. I'll say Pitou, for now. owo



#11 Yumi_Hikari

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:22 PM

- Weird/Conditional powers or normal powers? Both. Conditional Powers can, and often are, some of the best, but sometimes you really just need a normal super power to make things fun.


- Limit on non-power advantages or no? Absolutely. Can't have some super genius martial arts master billionarre getting into this fight, now can we?

 

- Anyone know of a decent map of an imaginary city? A site that has some? Google Maps. New York. Las Angeles. Other such cities. Setting this in a real city just makes things even better.


- Anything else you would like to see? One thing: Let the players drive the conflict. You can have a NPC enemy, but a good RP story can only be as good as the stories that people wihtin it try and write.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:10 PM

Just making sure, Weird/Conditional Powers are things like this:

 

Ability to control paper (make paper strong as steel, freely wield it, make it razer sharp)

Power to turn cola (any brand, no other drink but cola) into a powerful chemical explosive

Vanishing and/or appearing in a cloud of bees

Causing paint (fresh and dry) to do something depending on its color (bursting into flames, freezing, having a magnetic effect)

Eat anything with your powerful jaws and incredible stomach

 

Basically half the powers in One Piece and almost all of the powers in Law of Ueki apply here. 

 

They aren't as practical as normal powers (hurr durr I shoot lasers) but they are a little more fun and tend to be stronger or more flexible

I think if I allow both then I'll try to dole them out in equal proportions (you start with 1 of each).



@ Rob - Weird Cameos?

 

@ Liar - SMBC aww yiss

 

@ Yumi - Would prefer to avoid real cities as I am Australian and know next to nothing about cities in the US. Would take a lot of research to make sure I don't do something stupid and I would rather use that time for the players

And yeah, character driven is what I am aiming for. 


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:12 PM

I'm in. 


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:52 PM

Well, we could always have it take place in Australia. xD

 

I get what you're saying though. I just prefer things to take place in real cities and the like, as it adds a bit more... realizm to these things, that often times sorely needed.

 

As for the Weird/Conditional Superpowers... woudl we be allowed ot choose our own, or would we be given them at random? Randomization could potentially help weed out people who choose things that make them invincible (like, say, super durability coupled witht he ability to absorb kinetic energy), but if we/you make a list of accepted and non-accepted powers, and simply allow people to choose on a first come, first serve basis, I think that could work out quite well too.

 

EDIT: Also: I'm in.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:35 PM

- Weird/Conditional powers or normal powers?

 

I like the idea of conditionals myself.

 

- Limit on non-power advantages or no?

 

I don't mind a limit.

 

- Anyone know of a decent map of an imaginary city? A site that has some?

 

I think I have a few of those lying around in my photobucket that never got used, I'll take a look and see what I find.

 

- Anything else you would like to see?

 

You'll be the first to know.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:42 PM

Well, it seems conditionals are a go. A lot of people seem to like them.

 

@ Yumi - All random. Both starting powers along with any other powers gained as the RP goes on. It forces creativity in what you do. Obviously someone with Healing and Transmutation cannot fight a bear to death with his bare hands, but the same person could claim themselves the second coming of Jesus. In the States, being Jesus would quickly acquire you a lot of followers.

 

Also, if its Random, I don't need to explain to every second person that wants to join why I am not giving them Power Negation



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:20 PM

Okay, didn't have as many as I thought, but I do have 2 (and I know how to find more if you like)

 

Spoiler Island City

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Spoiler Mainland City
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:28 PM

Awesome. I really like this idea.

 

Hope it gets started soon!


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:28 PM

I'm definitely in:

 

- Weird/Conditional powers or normal powers?

Both.

 

- Limit on non-power advantages or no?

Case-by-case sounds best though I'd lean towards limit.

 

- Anyone know of a decent map of an imaginary city? A site that has some?

I can check.

 

 

Going to seize control of the fast food industry. :D



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:42 PM

Maybe we'll get to other super heroes, real world people or anime characters in the RP.


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