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Empire Bay, 199X
Welcome to the city of Empire Bay, a massive metropolitan area in the Northeastern United States.
There's over forty million stories in the greater metropolitan area of Empire Bay, and these are but a few of them....
Alright, this is a decentralized crossover RP set in the fictional city of Empire Bay (loosely based on New York City) in The '90s and it's heavily inspired by TV shows such as Seinfeld
You can be any character from any anime, video game, cartoon, book, TV show, movie, or whatever else you have in mind. Even OC's are allowed.
Anyone else here interested? I think there could be potential in a Slice of Life RP that then progresses into a plot with a central story arc.
What's the setting like? Can we be a character from any era, any universe, any species, with any sort of abilities (magic, technology, superpowers, psionics, etc.)?
Yes, you can be any character from any universe and even non-human species are allowed within reason. It can be an AU version of the character from Empire Bay or you can arrive here through time travel, a magical spell, or some other strange warp.
While Seinfeld is my main inspiration for this RP, other inspirations do include Ugly Americans and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Now as for powers, I will allow powered characters within reason. Nothing higher than a 3 on the Super Weight scale and 2 or lower is preferred.
The setting is basically the United States in the 1990's, primarily focused on the fictional city of Empire Bay, although the RP can easily have scenarios in the surrounding suburbs and outlying countryside beyond the city.
Empire Bay was originally from the 2010 video game Mafia II, but since that game takes place in the 1940's and 1950's, we never see what the city is like the 1990's. Mafia III takes place in the late 1960's, but is set in a different city altogether (New Bordeaux, a pastiche of New Orleans)
However, we do know that Empire Bay is primarily based on New York City and the outlying suburbs in New Jersey and Long Island, with a few minor elements from San Francisco as well.
Edited by NinjaGoth on Sep 14th 2019 at 3:00:26 PM
I do have a bunch of characters, but the one I want to play the most is kind of hard to under these settings. I have an AU version of Shao Kahn, who is decently strong(I.E. more Hulk Hogan), and the only real power he has is due to being the God of Announcers, so mainly can sense a fight happening and commentate it directly. Since despite this, he might feel a bit OP, let me think of other options.
I do want to flesh out Heiress Corz more, a Lawful Good Succubus Paladin(who doesn't often feel the need to fight), and I haven't played her too much. She's very weak physically so no OP stuff is going to happen. She can speak any non-hidden languages, is very chaste, and is rather polite befitting her class.
A lot of my other characters often depend upon another partner of mine(and that might be bad to start off with) or are based around battling. Like my version of Ganondorf is fine accept for his alternate powers(which do not relate to Ganon, as he discarded that), but those powers may feel too OP anyway(Psycho Ranger stuff. They tend to be overly fast given the right situation..., and it's meant to be that the Psychos are supposed to battle Gods anyway). About the only other thing is Ganondorf definitely has Super Strength, and limited powers, but he doesn't work too well without noting other characters he was with, which fit his backstory, etc.
The last ones I can think of is various Quest 64 monsters, some being a personification, some not. Bumba Shoot Knight is perhaps the only one that somewhat works, being mostly a oni-like girl with a sun-shaped head. I'd have to refind the details, though, so who knows if she'd work.
That's my best options at the moment.
Not gonna lie, I like the AU version of Shao Kahn and I don't consider him to be too OP.
Just because he has the ability to know whenever a fight is about to break out and provide commentary on it, it doesn't always mean he has the ability to win the fight or intervene on someone's behalf...
Edited by NinjaGoth on Sep 14th 2019 at 9:05:51 AM
I also have him as a more calm person(though frankly, don't mess with his family or he will mess you up).
I know I listed his abilities at one point. I mean, he can take a hit, but it's not like stuff like Missiles will be easy to shrug off. He's more of a physical tank... against physical stuff.
Other than that, my goal with him is to have him as more of a card-carrying villain that doesn't actually do villainous stuff. He also doesn't do heroic stuff and doesn't like being called a hero. I don't know if reusing his basic idea and abilities from a previous RP is okay. He's had character development since then. Among things is that he has no issue with befriending something like a Pikachu(that was in Our Avatars Are In A Room Together), and I intend to remove his more silly thing, where smiling/crying breaks a window automatically(was a joke thing). His list of powers do officially include basic super strength, eye beams, a flash knee and flash uppercut, able to survive in higher temperatures(but doesn't do well in the cold), and his official ability, Ridicule.
And yeah, his announcer god thing only really would be relevant in that, yes, he's a deity. Though I don't know what the rules would be for it here. In some settings that means they can't permadie and would be revived the next day(D&D), in others they're simply stronger by default against some stuff, but are hardly unbeatable(Saint Seiya is a good example of this), while some just means they won't die of old age. I feel like maybe a combination of the 2nd and 3rd is okay, but the fist sounds borked overall. Though I guess it depends if you want this a setting where death isn't permanent anyway. I mean, it is slice of life. Either way, it's whatever you feel is fair.
(I'd talk about other fun moments he's had, but those are most relevant to keeping him balanced).
His main icon. I even have a School Board variant of him(which is the only time he legitimately isn't evil, but still rules heavy).
Edited by Irene on Sep 14th 2019 at 9:53:43 AM
Interested; would love to play as- you guessed it- Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost.
Works for me
Edited by NinjaGoth on Sep 15th 2019 at 9:16:38 AM
Alright. Just let us know when you set up a character sheet(if you do one) so we can post(and other stuff, like the Discussion and main RP, heh) any details.
I definitely will!
I might try and jump in, just to see what the game is like... I'm considering joining as a character from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure or Danganronpa.
I haven't started just yet due to some things keeping me busy at the moment, but I should start the RP up in the next few days at the very least, hopefully sooner.
Here's my sign-up. I hope it's good enough.
If that's the sign-up sheet style we'll use, could you update the first post with the template? :)
Sure, I can do that and I will try to post it later tonight.
Must be busy on your end, heh. That said, I do have an ideal template or could use the one the person used above if that's okay with you. :)
Yeah, things have been rather busy for me on my end. You can use your template if you want.
I'm going to stick with the remaster of the original character, which focuses a lot on his movie portrayal, including family. And some other fanon stuff that ties some loose ends overall. Also, warning that there are spoilers overall. And unmarked. ...If I knew how to do folders, I'd do that too. Warning also it's a long thing. I also did not keep all his abilities since his backstory and personality are way more important. I also realized there's no backstory part of the template, but I rolled with it.
Yes, that's a lot. He's a long-running character. These are everyone reasonably important in his lives. Mind you, the two non-canon movies partially inspire his character. Cage is dead with this in mind, too. Goro however does eventually get revived by Shang Tsung to add to his army, which is why he's alive despite dying at Cage's hand in the movie. Emphasis on hand, cause ouch, nut shots hurt no matter how muscled you are.
Edited by Irene on Oct 6th 2019 at 9:44:16 AM
Edited by Enirboreh on Oct 8th 2019 at 10:14:40 AM
Both characters are accepted
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