Roleplay: Reunions: Dark Summer
On a Steampunk Earth, during the early 20's, the wealthy Grandfather invites his entire family for a reunion on his private island. However, this family had been dysfunctional and has skeletons in their closets. Also, everyone has a minor power that gives them an edge over their peers, ranging from Hammer Space to metal-bending to Shapeshifting. Although none of these powers are combat-related, everyone finds their powers no stranger.Were skeletons in the closet mentioned? Every single person has one, and every one of them has a reason to hide it.Reunions: Dark Summer, or just Reunions, is an on-going Steampunk Intrigue Play By Post Roleplay by Vyctorian. Although it has exceeded five hundred posts, it was discontinued."Remember, just cause you're blood doesn't mean you're family..."All character tropes should be here.The roleplay can be found here. The sign-up thread was here.
This Roleplay provides examples of:
- Alternate History: Steampunk technology was made somewhere during the 1800's, and the Civil War didn't last as long.
- Artistic License – Gun Safety: Alexia lampshades this when she is pointing a loaded gun right at Miles, ignoring the chances of discharge.
- Clock Punk: There are also some elements of this.
- Dark Secret: Almost every single character has one. Either that or Hidden Depths.
- Groin Attack: Christina delivers one to Miles.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Everyone's power.
- In Spite of a Nail: The Woman Suffrage Movement and Prohibition is happening in spite of changes to the timeline.
- Lampshade Hanging: Some players like their characters to point out certain tropes.
- Mood Whiplash: One page, Miles and Lucia are having a conversation about how his horrible cooking summoned an Eldritch Abomination. A few pages later, Miles goes into a violent rage.
- Remember the New Guy: Lucia was introduced in the middle of the zeppelin ride. This is lampshaded.
- Schizo Tech
- Secret Keeper: A few family members know another family member's secret.
- Seemingly Profound Fool: A character is actually called this.
- Shout-Out: Vyctorian states that Samson's appearence is based off of Watari's. who also has a lot of mysterous talents.
- Webcomic Time: Several weeks in and only twelve hours had past in the RP.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Some characters seem to fade in and out of the roleplay.
- Zeppelins from Another World: Of course, since it's a Steampunk RP.