Signups reopened for The Disappearance of Class 12C!
A group of high school students who have been transported to a fantasy world. And not a happy fuzzy fantasy world, either.
- Any more detail on the setting?
It's a land that seems to be populated by a mix of people, technology, etc., from different worlds, but not harmoniously. (Steven King's The Dark Tower
series was part of the original inspiration, if that helps at all.) The part of the world our heroes are in is in the midst of a four-way war that has lasted for almost a century, and that shows no sign of abating. Let's just say it's not a good place to be a stranger in. (Basically, this is low fantasy: there are lots of strange creatures, cunning plots, and such, but magic has not made an appearence (as of yet, at least), and there's lots of grey rather than a simple good vs. evil struggle).
If you want more detail on the world, you should read posts 301-306, and discussion post 84.
- What's happened so far in the plot?
The best thing to do would be to read over the RP, but for those who want to get a flavor first to decide whether or not they want to join in...
It was a typical high school field trip to the local Texas caves, until our protagonists saw their friends torn to shreds in front of their eyes and then found themselves lost in a strange world. Soon afterwards, they were captured by soldiers of the Queen of Spades, an aged monarch who is either very sly or demented (or perhaps both) ruling over an underground kingdom. Forced on the spot to come up with a cover story for their presence, the high school students claimed to be travelling storytellers, which seemed to please the queen — by which I mean 'having the queen decide to keep them in captivity for her enjoyment' rather than 'having the queen execute them'. Luckily (?), however, they got in touch with a spy of the Queen of Hearts, who said that his ruler was a fellow human (most inhabitants of this world are not) and therefore had an interest in the new arrivals. This provided an escape possibility for the students, and, with the help of a well-planned distraction of a fire at a ball, they have left behind their captors for now and are heading out for this new kingdom...
Also, there's a Viet Cong running around, for reasons unknown.
Sound interesting? Come join!
- All right, let's get to the practical side. What sort of character can I play?
I see two possibilities, either of which is ok with me: 1) another member (student or teacher) of the original class 12C, or 2) a random human from Earth who happened to cross over into this world. If you choose #2, you will need to come up with a scenario for it in your character concept.
Notice, however, one important thing: this is an adventure for muggle weights. If you want to play a character with multiple extraordinary abilities, this isn't the place for you; there are plenty of other R Ps
on this site that will let you do that, but it's not what I'm looking for here. If, on the other hand, playing as an Action Survivor
having to thread your way through several hostile factions sounds like fun to you, well, come on in, as that's exactly what this RP is about! (I'm not saying your character can't have any special skills. Of course they can, but they should be something that would be within the reach of a normal person. 'I have some martial arts training' is ok, 'I'm Batman' is not.)
If you're interested in joining, give me a short description of your character (appearance, background, personality, etc.)
- How will I meet up with the other characters?
I'll let you know more about this when you get signed up, but it will be either on the way to the Queen of Hearts's kingdom or in the kingdom itself.
- Who are you? What happened to this Lolipod Distortion guy who started the RP?
I originally controlled one of the player characters, Alice. However, soon after the game started, Lolipod Distortion disappeared. Rumor has it he was eaten by a grue. Not wanting to see a good setting go to waste, I took over as a Game Master. I still keep control of Alice — I use her to pass along information to the other players about things they are seeing, or help smooth the transition between scenes — but I am no longer actively playing her as a character.
- Any other rules, or things I should know?
Pretty much every rule I insist on (i.e. don't godmod) comes down to 'Don't be a dick, and have fun.' So don't, and do, respectively. Also, tell me if you want me to introduce some special plotting — I'm open to it, but I want to make sure it can be worked into the setting first.
edited 10th Nov '11 7:04:49 AM by BokhuraBurnes
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