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This is the sixth Arena thread bah gawd.
Alright, this is gonna be a bit wordy, but don’t worry, most of it is just me clarifying rules, and adding Examples of Play to help people out a bit.
What is the Arena?
I’m gonna put it quick: The Arena is basically pretend fights online. You put on an Avatar, throw them/it into the thread, and have them fight other avatars to see who comes out on top. Simple dumb fun, worked for over six years, and many more if we count the countless other forums that have similar threads (we ain’t the first, people!)
So getting on with it, The Rules.
The current setting is a simple freeform city in the modern era. Settings change when a significant number of players want a new setting, and a vote is held on what setting that is. This should take a week or two, which realistically translates to months, but I won’t stop action during the vote. But first, we need to talk about parallel universes.
If anybody has any questions, lemme know. Without further ado…
edited 13th Jul '17 10:11:23 PM by Trip
Hello! I'm that guy from the spinoff thread that founded the Avatar Tournament! I'll be happy to join this thread and stick to it this time.
A blinding light appears in the middle of a city. As it grows larger, it begins to form into the shape of a man. The light finally fades away, leaving Ryu to ponder his surroundings.
edited 20th Dec '16 2:44:35 PM by Awesomewade
I usually play as ocs, is there a place I should ask about them or should I just PM about it?
There's a small flash as what looks like a catgirl appears in the middle of the street.
A small girl appears. She's got dark hair with red-highlights, a red dress with a hood, and a scythe.
Iron Man lands near the rest, and flips down his visor. He also has... Captain America's shield!?
It's canon until the next movie, so I'm using the concept now even though he'll never do it in the movies.
-Meanwhile, a man in blood-soaked green armor appears in an otherworldly flash-
This Doomguy is from Brutal Doom, by the way
A small vehicle carrying a water tank drives towards the arena. From the tank, a creature the size of a watermelon leaps out. A slimy, orange watermelon with tentacles. And a party hat. He reaches out from the inside of the truck to grab his sack...
So this is basically my OC, Party Octopus (nicknamed Party). I'll PM more about him later.
edited 20th Dec '16 6:20:19 PM by anza_sb
-...And is immediately greeted with a shotgun blast from the marine-
Caitlyn (the girl form earlier) is still here. When the Marine shoots at the octopus she yelps and covers her ears.
"!!! What the heck?!"
"Whoa, dude! It's just an octopus!"
Iron Man charges up his wrist laser and fires at the marine.
Party quickly dodged with his sack, leaving the truck full of dents. One of his tentacles is now leaking blue blood, though. Retaliating, he pulled out a firework shot from his sack and fired it at Doomguy.
I already PM'd Trip about this, but I might as well be posting it here for clarity's sake: Party can extend his tentacles, has good reflexes, can stay on land for up to 15 mins, and has a wide knowledge of partying, dances and karaoke songs. Party's sack is full of party supplies, like fireworks (dozens of 'em), firecrackers, a paintball gun, a paddleball and some snacks.
edited 20th Dec '16 6:47:33 PM by anza_sb
-The marine pumps the rack and sprints - backwards - into an alleyway. He sidesteps the firework, but in the process Tony's wrist laser hits his chestpiece-
-He stows away the shotgun behind his back and pulls out a rocket launcher out of thin air, firing a salvo of three rockets between Caitlyn and Iron Man-
edited 20th Dec '16 6:47:30 PM by ArmoredFury
Iron Man catches one rocket.
"Whoa, what do think you're doing?"
Then it explodes in his face, throwing him back and to the side.
"Gya!-" Caitlyn leaps out of the way- a very long leap compared to a normal human's- and manages to get out of the rocket's path. It hits a wall behind her and explodes, singing her back with the blast. She's prone for now, but while down she reaches behind her. Her tail glows slightly, then turns into a nodachi nearly as long as she is tall.
Seeing Doomguy in the alleyway, Party fired a barrage of six fireworks towards him. One of the fireworks hit the third rocket and both explode.
edited 20th Dec '16 7:01:34 PM by anza_sb
-Doomguy kicks down a nearby door and dive into the room, almost dodging the blast. His armor is further scorched by it-
-Not even ten seconds later, the marine appears on the building's second floor balcony, firing more rockets at the three-
In a building opposite of Doomguy's, someone watches all of this action through a rifle scope. The small red star on his ushanka shines through the window.
edited 20th Dec '16 7:17:56 PM by Skiller2
Mog appears in the Arena due to another miscasted Warp and not ten feet from him, a rocket whizzes by him.
"Oh, my! That was fast, kupo!"
Seeing a conveniently placed building not far from him, he runs his tiny little legs towards it.
edited 20th Dec '16 7:19:08 PM by BlackMageAnolis
On the rooftop of a building, a figure is seated, looking at the ongoing battle, and he attempts to perform scans on the fighters present, fingers tapping on different holographic screens.
Iron Man takes off into the sky. He evades the rockets, blocking one with the shield and watching it ricochet into another building. Then, he draws even with Doomguy, and flies at him, fists extended!
-The woman's scan would reveal that the marine is a registered UAC personnel, is somehow carrying ten different weapons with accompanying ammo, and seems to be jacked up on some kind of drugs-
-Doomguy parries Iron Man's punch with his own fist, throwing the blow with enough force to turn a regular person into mulch-
-Then he draws a double-barreled shotgun with his off-hand and pulls the trigger, point-blank-
edited 20th Dec '16 7:25:51 PM by ArmoredFury
"Whoa, who is that, kupo?!" A feeling of fear coming over him after witnessing the power of the flying armored man, he decides to cast a spell. "THUNDARA!" A flurry of lightning bolts shoots from his fingertips and screams towards Iron Man, though considering how close the two are, there's a chance Doomguy could be affected by the attack as well.
For Mog's scan, he can see he's equipped with a large, metallic spear, carrying a small booklet on his side with a gem embedded in the front cover radiating strange energies, hoisting a blue shield on his back, and carries a small leather bag hanging from his shoulder.
edited 20th Dec '16 7:35:35 PM by BlackMageAnolis
He's kind of incredulous that someone stopped his fist. Then, he pulls up the shield, but the force from blast still knocks him all the way down to the ground. He starts arguing with Jarvis.
He falls before the spell would hit him.
Iron Man's scan just says "yo, dude, cool archives! Mind if I borrow them? Uh, wait, how do I download stuff? Is my voice recording? Jarvis! Get me out of this system!" It's timestamped 2014.
edited 20th Dec '16 7:37:33 PM by ZeroL
If the man scans Glaz, despite not currently fighting, it would show that he is part of the special force unit 'Spetsnaz'. Besides that, he's a very well trained and strengthened normal human.
Glaz moves his scope around the battlefield, looking at various people. The red star on his ushanka flickers as he moves his head.
edited 20th Dec '16 7:35:51 PM by Skiller2
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