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Knock knock, who's there, it's me again with yet another crossover RPG idea, should it be of interest to you all. This one, in particular, was inspired by one I partook in a handful of years ago called To Boldly Go. That game was sadly short-lived, but its central concept stuck with me: Take a bunch of characters from different franchises, flavour them with a Sci Fi theme, thread their backstories together into one cohesive universe, then wind their keys and watch 'em go. 'course, if that ever came back, I'd like to return to it as a player, not a game master, but I'm still a sucker for the building of worlds.
With that said, I'd like to take you on a journey, if you dare, to the opposite end of that speculative fiction spectrum, the Standard Fantasy Setting. I invite you all to portray a character from a work of your preference- from TV, Movies, Games, Books, the works -as an inhabitant of a Fantasy world. We're starting this off as a Heroic Fantasy, could progress into High Fantasy, but we'll see how far this goes. The character you portray will be reimagined as a native of this reality. The universe we build is the only one they're ever known. If you make a good case for it, I might allow them to be from another world IN said universe, but let's try to keep it simple to start with.
Now, it may be your character is already a fantasy type, or perhaps they're from a sci-fi, or a slice-of-life, or anything that wouldn't be anywhere near the realm of swords and sorcery. Whatever the case, I encourage you to have fun reworking your character. Adapt them to this new world, think how the new elements might affect their background, how magic and monsters might provide new equivalencies for who and what they are. Don't just copy and paste from the wiki, really think about what they are, where they came from and what they can do, then put it into your own words. And if you have any other ideas for this setting, based around your character and others, feel free to bring them up. I'll have the final say in what gets canonised, but this work is, at its heart, a collaborative piece.
Other than that, no godmodding, no metagaming, no sueing and no generally being a chocolate starfish in-game. That goes double for out of game, too. Harassment and flame wars will not be tolerated in my discussion thread. With that said, let's get into the basics of za warudo the world and those within it.
This game will take place upon the earth of Foteinigi, a world fit for adventure. Here, magic is king, and any talk of manipulating reality through non-magical means like "siyenz" or "teknos" is dismissed as myth and hokum at best. In this world, legends and fairy tales could be considered historical fact, though these days the gods keep to themselves, and talking animals have been fading into obscurity. But what other races populate this world? There could be kingdoms of elves and goblins, certainly. There might even be lumpy old humans wandering about, but any other sentient races are up to what you bring into this world. The same goes for many lands and countries. I'd like to provide the framework with the currently known continents, maybe a few cities and islands, but you can feel free to bring in your own fictional countries to fill up the canvas. For the sake of the story, your characters will be starting off somewhere in the middle of that centre of the known world, the USA.
There may, of course, be other lands, other continents, even other worlds, but none that are officially recognised by the Atlantean Empire. Now, with that out the way, let's have a crack at plotting out some adventurers, shall we?
On the subject of Secondary Characters- that is to say, characters introduced to the game after you've already brought in a character -my personal stance is that any player may be permitter one, provided that they:
I'd also say not to make a habit of dropping in new characters, or switching your current guys out for more guys. It could get very aggravating, especially if your character has had a lot of world built around them that could now go to waste. With that said, here is how things stand with the current layout of cast herds.
Edited by LizardOfAus on Apr 8th 2021 at 11:27:46 AM
Interested. Will post a comprehensive form later, but definitely interested.
Interest. Will wait for other interested parties to post interest before furthering own interest. With interest.
Interested. Will get a sign-up later on
And here we go. Hope everything is right.
Yordles have exceptionally longer life spans than the average human, this is partially due to the innate magic within all yordles.
Edited by Darkomega245 on Jul 7th 2020 at 4:05:50 AM
Not too shabby, Darkomega, not too shabby. I'll hold off on putting your name on any roster until we've got a full party of characters, but so far, I think it's safe to say you're in.
Hm, thinking about it, I feel I ought to include a bit in the signup sheet for what franchise the character comes from. Could simplify the search process, though it wasn't that hard to find your dynamic duo.
I show interest. I just need time (and money) to create a sheet.
I'm gonna make Machimos bootleg South Town and no one's gonna stop me
Looks very interesting; I should have a sheet up in a bit
Edited by DefRevenge24601 on Feb 3rd 2019 at 10:35:58 AM
Or so it is told...
Edited by kaalban on Feb 12th 2019 at 2:29:47 AM
Edited by troydenite on Feb 4th 2019 at 10:15:09 PM
Hoo boy, here we go...
Franchise: DC Comics (heavily Arrowverse-influenced)
Name: Caitlin Khione Snow
Race: Magically Enhanced Human
Appearance: A more setting-appropriate version of this
Alignment: Chaotic Good, formerly Neutral Evil
Personality: Although she’s worked her way towards being a very compassionate woman, she’s mostly someone who is determined to do what it takes to survive. As such, she’s rather guarded and has a tendency to not let many people in. The fact that she has a rather checkered past, having killed others in order to satisfy her hunger for heat, leaves her feeling a deep sense of guilt, but she is still making an effort to be a decent person. Her greatest asset by far is her intelligence- she’s well-versed in the study of magic and knows quite a bit about healing as well. She can be somewhat guarded and tends to hold her emotions in to some extent, but boy, does she have them.
Skills: See powers/abilities. She’s a decent markswoman as well, but nothing to write home about. I’ve also kept her medical knowledge, though here it mostly amounts to stock herbal remedies.
Powers and Abilities: Caitlin is gifted with cryokinetic abilities and accelerated healing. However, these cold-based powers come at a price and leave her with a constant Horror Hunger for other’s body heat. Although she’s learned a way to absorb small amounts of heat without doing any harm to the person she’s doing it to, it did take her a while to get to that point.
Background: Caitlin was proving to be a skilled mage, spending all her time in various libraries. It was there that she met Ronnie Raymond, and with the help of a close friend, Cisco Ramon, and a mysterious man calling himself "Harrison Wells", the group worked on building a magical device that would have supposedly revolutionized the way the world looked at magic. Ronnie and Caitlin were engaged, having fallen in love during the making of the device- however, when a storm hit the city they were working in, the device malfunctioned, and Caitlin hasn't seen her fiance since then.
For a while, she continued working with Harrison Wells- until she discovered that her family was afflicted by a blood curse that she had inherited from her father’s side.
Hoping to find a remedy for this curse, she traveled to Hyperborea, where she’d hear rumors of something miraculous that might be able to lift said curse. Instead, she was abducted and thrown into an icy cave, and nearly froze to death until an innate magical force present there kept her alive and cured her of her family's curse- but also left her starving for heat.
For a while Caitlin was absolutely ruthless in her pursuit of this hunger, to the point where in some villages in this region she was known by the nickname of "Killer Frost" because her draining inevitably left her victims dead and frozen.
However, after discovering a way to absorb heat without hurting the person affected, she's determined to make things right and is making a real effort to be a hero. Still, some others don't see her that way, and her reputation precedes her...
Additional Notes: I sort of merged her portrayal in the New 52 comics/JLA: Rebirth (heat vampire/reformed villain, no split in her personality) with how she’s portrayed in Arrowverse (powers came from attempt to heal disease; overall decent person all things considered). I’m pretty pleased with the results.
Edited by Spottedleaf on Dec 6th 2019 at 9:31:02 AM
All righty, all righty, looks like a pretty good roster springing up in such a short time. Don't see any major issues at the moment, so I'm gonna say you're all of you Accepted.
Gonna spend tomorrow hammering out a starting point for our adventures, maybe a few more details on the setting. Should be enough time to let a couple more folks jump into the fray, if they're interested.
So, a fluffy psycho and his cowardly mount, a couple of robot murderhobos, an exiled king native to Heroic Fantasy, a kung fu businessman, and a heat vampire. What a fun bunch of ragtag peeps.
^^I would quite like to add to that ensemble.
I will start working on Matilda Wormwood's sheet. Yes. You know the one. From Matilda by Roald Dahl!
Edited by JumpingFruit on Feb 5th 2019 at 10:55:55 AM
Huh. Now there's an out-of-the-box pick.
Despite my best intentions, I keep coming back to Zelda characters. I only got to play her for about two posts in the last RP, though, so here's hoping this one lasts longer if she's accepted.
Edited by whizzerd on Dec 7th 2020 at 10:06:50 AM
This looks interesting! Here's a sign-up and two races. I hope I haven't overdid it with the koopas...
Edited by Alecoene on Feb 5th 2019 at 11:33:51 AM
Add Totally Not Zelda 2.0, Mr. Videogame, and... Matilda to the roster.
Also, the four humans are completely different; A brutal king, a disciplined businessman, a kind heat vampire, and a ideally heroic adventurer
Edited by HilarityEnsues on Feb 6th 2019 at 11:16:43 AM
Giant, huh? That's gonna be interesting to factor when scaling battles. Also, might want to adjust the formatting on your post there. Other than that, no BIG issues, I don't think, provided she keeps the ring on most of the time.
Anyways, good to see some Nintendo guys dropping in. I think by this point we've got more than enough to start on, though part of me's tempted to wait until Matilda joins the fun.
In any case, everyone is now Accepted. Please be sure to send me your Discord handles, so I can sign you up for the official chatroom. I'll be getting to work on the first in-game post soon enough.
Well, I suppose this is as good of a place as any to try and tinker with the idea I had in mind for a while now.
Edited by FergardStratoavis on Feb 6th 2019 at 6:57:46 PM
Edited by Darkomega245 on Feb 6th 2019 at 6:40:01 AM
Edited by Chariot on Feb 7th 2019 at 6:41:07 AM
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