Our avatars are in a room together is a Forum Game on the TV Tropes Forum which was started by Fuzy 2 K on the 22nd of February, 2011 and had reached 16,300+ posts by mid-December of the same year, and nearly thrice that by the one year mark. The game is much like the We Are Our Avatars RP, but takes place in the same room where all the avatars are in, and is under the Forum Game section.In the game, all avatars are together in a room where they interact together. It originally started out a fun, lighthearted thread, but got darker and more like a Forum RP. As a result, the game was split into two different threads, the less structured version in the Forum Games section, and the plot-y version in the Forum RP section. The continuity here is looser than in the Forum RP. It can be found here.The rules are as follows:
NO RAPE. This should go without saying.
NO PLOT. If any plot bunnies should spawn, make sure they stay bunnies — i.e.: small.
NO GODMODDING. Can't believe I actually have to make a rule for this...
This game is meant for interaction, so interact. Large walls of text within one's own characters is highly discouraged.
IC is your friend. Stick to it!
Try to respect the wishes of other players. If someone doesn't want something done to their character, don't do it.
Fanservice for the sake of fanservice is prohibited. If the sole point of the character/scenario you are using is to indulge in your fetish, we will ask you to stop, or revise said character/scenario. If you become subject to questioning about this rule, we will ask you to provide proof that you are not violating it.
Addendum: We have a one-strike-you're-out policy regarding these rules. Break them and you will be told to leave. You have been warned.
Additional tips to make the roleplaying experience fun for all can be found here.
The character sheet shows more character-specific details (duh), and is always being updated (at least, by some users). Go check it out!
This Forum Game provides examples of:
Actor Allusion: In-jokes occasionally pop up relating to the actors that played the characters, or sometimes the tropers themselves
Apocalypse How: The fight between Azathoth and Cloud nearly triggers a Class Z.
The Absolutist planned to bring about the total annihilation of all time and space after his Ascension.
Apocalypse Wow: Cloud's Planet is destroyed after a deal with Jareth goes bad.
Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Aven becomes a universe and has to leave the others behind after successfully defeating the Absolutist. The Lodger is implied to have done this when he left for the forest, but it's up to interpretation.
The Big Race: An areal Pokérace that started out with just a Dragonite and a Ho-Oh (with Mary and Pikachu as passengers respectively) and turned into a multi-competitor event with several legendaries making appearances. Arceus himself showed up at the end and commemorated the event by creating a constellation and a beautiful crystalline flower.
Breaking the Fourth Wall: Both averted at all costs, and ruthlessly smashed in for the lulz. Dante and Yog Sothoth seem fond of this. Naked Snake cuts the crap and flat out communicates with the rest of the RPers, including his own.
Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff end up doing so when they learn a bit about how posts can get formatted, so much as pointing out out of character spoilers in their own posts and trying to use the smiley mark up to further their plans..
Byronic Hero: Cloud, to the letter. Bardock occasionally shows hints of this. Griffin is an exemplar of this trope.
Call Back: Cloud, being a long runner and mainstay in the room, drops some of these at times. His alternate timeline's doomed self's tennis ball that Gordon gave him, the dog tags with his name on them during his run as the Cycle, and Aradia's gun are a few things he's cited.
NoLegs returns after an almost ten-thousand page gap between appearances for an April Fools joke. He later is unceremoniously killed by Mituna in a skateboarding accident.
Rosarita does this for Near, albeit with more romantic intent.
The Corruption: What can only be made of GEROMY and The Big Man. Their appearances spreads jpeg artifacts and threatens to make everybody into a shitty Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff parody of their original self.
Eggman seems to have appeared only for these. The second one was right after the first, with it ending in someone slicing the wrecking ball in half. The third one he did somewhat better, but the Nega-Wisp Armour wasn't up to the task. It turned into a curbstomp once Sonic showed up.
Deliberate Values Dissonance: Cloud has no problem with the concept of child soldiers, and treats death much more casually than several others in the room, if not a bit more respectfully.
Demonic Possession: Not technically a demon either time, but this happens to Volkov and Cloud.
Happens to Cloud a lot. Done by Angra Mainyu three times, Azathoth twice, Yog Sothoth twice, an anonymous Elder Thing once, his Split Personality several times (though these are usually voluntary, and have happened much less after he takes over Jenova), Jenova six times, and Soul Edge Twice.
The first occurence with Soul Edge is notable in particular for causing the Junon Incident... namely, Cloud went on a bloodlust/Jenova-fueled rampage and leveled a third of the city, killing thousands. By the time he managed to throw off control, the damage had been done, and after spending three months in confinement by the WRO with a lobotomy chip in his brain, he was allowed to go, with a Tracking Chip implanted in the back of his neck as punishment. It later happened again, with Cloud failing and attempting to permanently take control of Soul Edge, but he was reigned in by Toras Tarvok before much damage was done.
Disney Death: Majora. She only managed to fool about half of the room, as said people weren't quite as Genre Savvy as the other half. Said other half mourned her death, only for her to pop up later in a different form to watch the fun.
For Want of a Nail: Gear Leader's Kamina comes from a world where Simon died in place of him. Because Kamina could never push himself as far as Simon did, Yoko and Kittan are dead and Team Dai-Gurren has been in a losing struggle against Lord Genome for seven years.
Funny Background Event: Riki's chasing around a treasure chest that spontaneously causes traps wherever it goes! Cloud's just gonna do his katas.
Oh no! Lilith's been heavily injured by holy powers! Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff are just going to continue dealing with a flood of arrows and their own shenanigans while Cloud the Cycle does random mundane things to avoid getting involved.
Good gracious, Haseo's rampaging in the room while Asura, Leena and Raven try to stop him! Meanwhile, Cloud and Tarvok are busy catching a mouse outside.
Hot Springs Episode: Estelle drags Yuno to onsen. A minute later, everyone from the Room is in there as well. Complete with Cloud being a Butt Monkey, hot lesbian action between Lilith, Casshern and Tomo and more various hijinks.
Kick the Dog: Thanos imprisoning Cloud in a cage in bird form. Which generally wouldn't be a problem, but Cloud has a huge problem with confined spaces due to a few things that happened in his backstory.
Killed Off for Real: So far, Anomaly!Cloud (put out of his misery by Dante, Azathoth (killed by Cloud), Daudz (killed in his infancy by Cloud), Zagi (absorbed by Cloud during one of his Episodes), and Dr. Breen (betrayed and shot by one of his former employees).
Long Runner: More than 7,000 pages and 175,000 posts as of October 16th, 2012, and at the current posting rate, it doesn't look like it'll be stopping anytime soon, either.
Ludicrous Gibs: The aftermath of a specimen attack on DJ Scully's room. He's still trying to figure out how to clean the mess.
Mind Rape: Done to Cloud, frequently. Guy can barely go a week without one. Did it to someone a few times, when suitably pissed. Griff was also subjected to a couple, first from the Absolutionist, who wanted to judge him for his "sins", and later Majora, who wanted him as a puppet.
Moment Killer: Excalibur, in as much as this is possible when it's not a romantic moment.
Naked Snake enjoys doing this. He thought it was a good idea to sneak up on Near and Rosarita's love scene, and the response was inmediate.
Singed occasionally does it as well and let's not even get started at Hazama...
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Cloud was finally taken in to get his tracking chip removed in what would have been an in-and-out procedure. Fen freaked out and attacked the WRO officers sent to retrieve him, half the room followed him to Edge, more problems were caused when Fen was seen and people pointed out her existence was a time paradox as far as they knew (as well as a biohazard), an overpass was destroyed, Penti made a threat that got taken seriously and was arrested, and Cloud had to have his chip put back in, as well as a kill-switch, as collateral. Good job, guys!
Hope made a wish on the Dragon Balls to remove his friends' brands... forgetting that they were still wanted by the authorities, now without any powers to protect them, and leaving his own brand very much in place...
Aven flooding the Absolutist with Lifestream caused him to Ascend to near God-like power and become an entire universe.
Later, after the trial with Azathoth, alpha-timeline!Cloud finds the doomed universe that Cloud was in, and, after merging with his alternate self, shows up with the tennis ball Gordon had given him all those years ago, thanking Gordon for what he did.
Precision F-Strike: Daisy, of all people, drops two f-bombs in a row when the Planet is destroyed and Cloud dies as a result.