The RPG Pokemon League
You stare at the towering building before you, then down to the 8 gym badges in your hand.
"Well, this is it.." you think to yourself.
For the past year or so you've been travelling around Kanto, Johto or Hoenn, battling at gyms to collect the gym badges. And now, you're finally at your goal, the Pokemon League. You draw a deep breath and step into the carvernous lobby and realise its packed with people. You manage to push and shove to reach the receptionist.
"Hello!" she chimes. "Here's a form for your registration. You can fill it in over there. We hope to see you soon!"
"Trainers are reminded that only a maximum of six pokemon can be registered for the Pokemon League. Trainers may not alter their team once they enter the Pokemon League." read the form. Walking over to the computer you ponder at the pokemon you would take with you. Pulling a pen from your jacket you begin filling in the registration form.
You play a pokemon trainer who is about to enter the pokemon league. You may choose a team of up to 6 pokemon of any evolutionary stage, excluding legendaries.
The twist of this RPG is that trainers will be competing each other based on their RPing skills. That's right, how well you can role play. Trainers will write 1 post on 1 full battle. They will describe all attacks that their pokemon uses as well as their opponent's pokemon. Trainers may make use of the arena to their advantage and they will post on how they win the battle. This means that 2 entirely different battle posts will be given for a match. Judges will then give a score to each player at the end of their post, the total points from all judges will determine the winner of that battle. Judges will judge posts based on how balanced a trainer is, (which means even if your Dragonite 'pummels' the poor Pikachu, you may not win), how creative the post is, how innovative the trainer is (eg. using the arena to his advantage), etc.
For those who need an example:
Refree posts: Trainer War vs. Trainer Forge.
The trainers looked out at the sandy battle field and braced themselves for their first battle. The arena looked tough with rocky terrain and a lone pool of water in the middle of it. "Each trainer will be using 2 pokemon each!" yelled Refree Cheese.
War posts: The arena was bla... bla.. "Charmander! I choose you!" I shouted. .......... "Charmander, use flamethrower!" I said as my Charmander shot a stream of fire towards Forge's Squirtle. The squirtle ducked into his shell but it seemed to be hurt. .......... The squirtle returned with a water gun causing Charmander to yelp in pain. .......... "Tackle him!" I shouted. Charmander rammed the squirtle backwards, it slammed into a cliff face behind it and fainted.
Forge posts: I released my buddy Squirtle into the pool in the middle of the desert arena. "Use water pulse!" I yelled as squirtle summoned the water around him and directed it at the Charmander. The Charmander returned with a scratch attack and ........... "Finish the Charmander off with a Surf attack!" Squirtle ducked beneath the surface of the water and huge rising wave swept over the Charmander. I was victorious.
You get the idea? Well, type doesn't play a part in this RPG and neither does evolution stage. That means a puny Bulbasaur could beat a colossal Charizard. I repeat, you will be judged purely on the quality of your post!
League Play: Instructions to Trainers
Trainers please note, I have originally posted that the preliminary rounds were going to be elimination based. However, this would mean many trainers would get eliminated early on. Thus, I have changed it to a group style, round robin arrangement.
The Plot (Preliminary Round):
After submitting your registration form, you wait around in the huge lobby nervously as the receptionist calls out the trainers names one by one, followed by a definite "Accepted." or "Not accepted."
Finally, you name is called. There's a pause longer than usual, whispering between the receptionist and the judge near her. "Accepted!" she finally says confidently.
You heave a sigh of relief and follow the usher into another room where apparently all the other trainers who were accepted were. You looked at them and sized some of them up.
Suddenly, a man behind you clears his throat. "Ahem. That seems to be the last of the trainers. Well, I must extend a warm welcome to all of you here. You are indeed a previlleged few." he says rather regally.
"Welcome to the Pokemon League!" he abruptly exclaims as few break into cheers and applaus. "I know that many of you have come from the various regions around Kanto to participate in this league and I'm sure each of you bring with you the best of your pokemon." he adds with a slight sneer.
"Now, I need each of you to hand over your 6 pokeballs. Don't worry they'll be safe with us." says the man who is obviously a judge. Ushers carrying trays with 6 depressions enter the room. One stops just in front of you, and you notice that your name has been printed on it. Hesistantly, you place your 6 pokeballs into each of the depressions. The judge waves his hand and promptly, the ushers file out of the room.
"In the room behind me, you will find 5 rooms. Each with a giant poster of your name and your opponents on it. You will be divided into 5 groups and battle each other in the order that is listed there. 2 People from each group will move on to the semi-finals in Groups A to D while only 1 person from Group E will move on to the semi-finals. The first matches will start as soon as you unpack in your dorms." explains the judge.
As soon as the judge steps aside, the trainers scramble and jostle to reach the rooms. As the judge has described, there were 4 rooms each with a bold letter A, B, C or D on them. Below the letter was a large coloured poster with the faces of the trainers and their names.
Silver Keeran Evon Etherlight
Pushing open the door you realise that you'll be sharing a spacious dorm with your opponents. "Sleeping with the enemy. Just great" you mutter below you breath. Unpacking your luggage and taking one bed you realise a scroll of parchment on your bed. Unfurling it you see the name of who you will be battling against.
Match 1: Zerodius Selvern vs. Izumi Orimoto
Match 1: Alex Darkblade vs. Biscuits
Match 2: Izumi Orimoto vs. Alex Darkblade
Match 2: Biscuits vs. Zerodius Selvern
Match 3: Zerodius Selvern vs. Alex Darkblade
Match 3: Izumi Orimoto vs. Biscuits
Match 1: Silver Keeran Evon Etherlight vs. Seth Turango
Match 1: Anna Raloyn vs. June
Match 2: Seth Turango vs. Anna Raloyn
Match 2: June vs. Silver Keeran Evon Etherlight
Match 3: Silver Keeran Evon Etherlight vs. Anna Raloyn
Match 3: Seth Turango vs. June
Match 1: Jase Mackenzie vs. James Donnin
Match 1: Yanni Hones vs. Regis Philban
Match 2: James Donnin vs. Yanni Hones
Match 2: Regis Philban vs. Jase Mackenzie
Match 3: Jase Mackenzie vs. Yanni Hones
Match 3: James Donnin vs. Regis Philban
Match 1: Makenzie vs. Drew Ferguson
Match 1: Brian vs. Violet
Match 2: Drew Ferguson vs. Brian
Match 2: Violet vs. Makenzie
Match 3: Makenzie vs. Brian
Match 3: Drew Ferguson vs. Violet
Match 1: Maya vs. Soraku
All Match 1s will commence at the same time. For Groups A-D, your first match is a 1 on 1 pokemon match. For Group E, you will have a 2 on 2 pokemon match. Refer to the sign up sheet and choose for your opponent the pokemon that he will be using in this first match, PM them the pokemon you have chosen and Match 1 may begin. Do not begin Match 2 yet!
Group A will battle in Arena 1, Group B in Arena 2, Group C in Arena 3, Group D in Arena 4 and Group E in Arena 5. The stadiums are described below.
The arena is filled with flowing lava with rocks jutting out of the ground. The field looks like it is about to melt away any moment. Above head are giant platforms suspended by giant metal chains on which the battle will take place. Should the platform crumble, there is sufficient ground just above the lava for the battle to continue however, since it is much closer to the lava, the heat becomes unbearable even for fire pokemon.
The arena is twice as large as an olympic sized swimming pool and also twice as deep. The numerous floating platforms of different sizes float around the pool. The platforms are rather unstable and a wave could easily push them over. At the bottom of the pool is a large plug which is used to empty the pool for cleaning and pokemon may use this to their advantage.
This arena is a large circular clearing in a lush forest. Tall trees extend high above the ground and block out much sunlight. The trees are excellent for climbing and the ground is soft offering a cushion against slamming attacks. Pokemon may use the trees to block attacks or unleash surprise attacks.
This arena is enclosed in a large hemispherical cage with high voltage electricitiy running through it. Occasionally, sparks rain down on the battlefield. Pokemon may slam their opponents into the cage to weaken them. The ground is soft allowing ground pokemon to easily tunnel out of the cage.
This special arena is a hovering platform above the other four. The platform is rectangular and supported by numerous propellers beneath it. Should a pokemon fall off the platform, Pidgeots are on stand by to bring them back. However, damaging the propellers could easily bring the arena down into anyone of the 4 arenas below...