Alright, I've had a think about it, and I've decided on the rules and regulations for this RP. So without further ado...
Posting Guidelines - What you should and shouldn't do.
Script or Paragraphs?
Either. While most of us will probably be using script format (because it's easier), if you feel like you can write in
paragraphs and everything, by all means, feel free.
What sort of characters can I be?
Either humans or Pokémon. Nothing else. If you want to be an alien or a vampire or a werewolf, then you may want to find another RP, because this isn't the place for that. Furthermore, you can't be one of those Pokémorph things I keep hearing about, or any sort of Pokémon-human hybrid.
What sort of Pokémon can I have?
Generally, any kind of Pokémon that isn't legendary. Shines are okay, but you probably shouldn't have more than one or two. Those things are rare, you know.
Can I be a legendary Pokémon at all?
I'm going to have to say "no" for this one at the moment. My intention for this RP is for us to have to deal with the more "everyday" problems trainers might face, and legendaries are not something you come across regularly. I might change this rule as time goes by, but for now, they're forbidden, I'm afraid.
What about Glitch Pokémon like Missingno' or 'M?
Most interpretations of Glitch Pokémon make them seem like something out of a cosmic horror story. Since Pokémon isn't a cosmic horror story, I'm going to say no to any and all Glitch Pokémon, sorry.
How about Delta Pokémon?
This one is iffy. I think Delta Pokémon are a pretty cool concept, but they're open to abuse. What's to stop somebody from catching a Delta Ghost/Dark Tyranitar and becoming unstoppable? I'd like to say yes for this one, and perhaps I will once we've done a few story arcs. But it's a firm "no" for now.
How do battles work?
Battles work like in the anime. Therefore, you're not tied down by the four move limit of the turn based combat of the games. Take advantage of this to make you battles as dynamic and exiting as you want! Use the terrain to your advantage! Improvise with your moves to create new strategies! But DON'T use this to invoke anime physics and break the established rules. No "Aiming for the horn" or "Thunder Armour" here!
Can we come up with our own moves?
I want to say yes to this one, but creating moves can be tricky as you have to make sure they're not too overpowered as to make them an "I win" button. It can be done, but like Delta Pokémon, perhaps this is something that we'll look into further down the line once things have been running smoothly for a while.
How about Abilities?
Same as above, but harder to justify as abilities are even harder to balance than moves. Again, we'll see how it goes, but don't hold your breath.
Can my trainer fight in battles using Martial Arts/Weaponry/Aura/Magic?
No, that's what your Pokémon are for.
Alright, now that we've got all the political stuff out of the way, it's time for...
The sign-up form!
Don't worry, this won't hurt a bit. Simply fill in the necessary fields as described and you'll be just fine. No walls of text necessary!
[Your Trainer's name.] Gender:
[Your trainer's sex. Male or Female, not "Yes please."] Age:
[How old your trainer is.] Region of Origin:
[Where your trainer actually comes from.] Personality/Bio:
[What your trainer is like, and anything important that's happened to him or her up until now.]
Note: You may have as many Pokémon as you feel you can write for. But keep in mind that you'll only be able to carry six Pokémon on you at any one time. The first six you list will be considered to be in your current party when you start off, and any more after that will be wherever you have chosen to store them. Of course, this doesn't apply if you're playing as a Pokémon without a trainer.
[Your Pokémon's name. If you don't use nicknames, just put their species' name.] Species:
[What species this Pokémon is.] Gender:
[Your Pokémon's sex. Same as with trainers, except that "genderless" is now applicable.] Personality/Bio:
[Again, same as with trainers. What your Pokémon is like, and anything important that may have happened to them.]
Now, I would post my own forms...but they're still a work in progress. I'll have them up when they're ready, but for now, fill out your own and post them.
edited 15th Sep '12 2:56:51 PM by Luke924