Um... it won't really be fighting bad-guys that much (not until the end when you actually get a chance to face Control Freak, and let's face the truth, quickly hand his *** to him), it'll be a series of tests he subjects you to... and if the challenges are finished before the end of the two weeks given per challenge (real time, not RPG time); hanging out in the tower, fighting minor baddies at your leisure, and character/friendship developments would all be RPG options for you. . . until the next challenge.
I've played Epic Battle Fantasy 1, 2, and 3 (haven't tried 4 yet and I really should), and they definitely do have their appeal, and the plot is only as complex as it really needs to be. I'm not sure how you would go about structuring it, but from what I've seen, it basically breaks down to a mix of fantasy themes and sci-fi themes with a lot of comic relief and goofiness mixed in as well.
A big question is would you let people decide what kinds of spells/abilities they have, or would you make that decision in the form of classes or premade spells?
Structure wise I'd try to keep it simple like the games are. I'd set up a world map with different areas and I like to keep people spread out rather than everyone bunching up into one group, so one of the key plot points would be an explosion that separates people to different corners of the map. As for the spells/abilities. Classes will be involved, but I'll porbably set up more than are required. The game has pretty basic classes to draw from (Swords/Melee, Magic, Guns/Melee-Magic, Arrows/Range) so as long as people stick within those realms, their choice of weapon is the only thing that remains. After than some spells will be pre-made, some will be made or at least considered by each person taking part, plus further abilities or the 'evolution' of spells can be developed through the game.
An Epic Battle Fantasy RP would be amazing. I adore that series. I enjoy when games add a humorous spin to a genere, especially fantasy since it's my favorite.
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OK, so I tried EBF 3, and I just didn't like the way the game... worked, I guess. I don't think I'll be doing that.
I've been watching Monster Quest and then the idea hit me - an RP involving supernatural phenomenon! I haven't really formulated anything but this is more or less where I'm coming from:
The story follows a group of people in search of weird mysteries around the globe. We can add in action elements, doesn't matter but I'd like to have mystery as the primary focus. Not sure if anyone here is familiar with Archie's Weird Mysteries but it's sort of what I'm shooting at with this. This is obviously a very rough idea but I'd like to ask before I pursue it further, would anyone be interested?
I want to do a new RP that runs on the power of love and friendship. Basically battle couples fighting for dorm thing. Romance, violence, conspiracy!
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As I tried to post days ago: Your idea wouldn't have been to similar too anything currently running, Black. I tried something like that, but I added a tabloid job and conspearicy theory to it, and that proved to be too much. . . I like sci-fi too though :-)
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I am working on a Final Fantasy RP at the moment. It is pretty simple, it is mostly similar to the first Final Fantasy game. I wanted to know if anyone was interested in this or even helping me run it?
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Honestly, I'm not sure if there have been any RP's made about the life of an auctioneer pokemon style. Think of Storage Wars in simple terms. Its just that I'm not exactly sure how difficult it can be managed. Especially the bidding aspect of things.
That sounds like something that would be really hard to do, especially since there's a post limit in the RPG forum.
I've really felt a strong desire to have a Prince/Princess RPG that also utilizes the Magical Girl genre. Like a Rose of Versailles (Pre+Post French Revolution) meets Revolutionary Girl Utena (Princes and Princesses, but really feminist), then has a love child with Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (Magical Girls). A tale about love, friendship, and the hime-sama laugh in every post. The villains would most likely draw roots from Utena and Sailor Moon, as princes and princess who fell from grace and became wicked witches. Rose of Versailles is really just aesthetic, because everyone should always be in large gowns and military coats. It really sets the stage for interesting characters and plot development, but role-players who really know how to make interesting characters and stories for their characters would be important for it and I'm no where near capable of running something like this. Honestly, a simple Pretty Guardian/Magical Girl role-play would satisfy me the most.
Hmm... since I'm pretty new here I'm not sure where to go with this...
I'm pretty much into RP, but mostly using a different kind of platform, realtime.
Is there a general interest in roleplay through IRC chat?
Just wondering if there's people around who'd like to try it. It's a nice experience. ^^
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@katelia - Technically, the question is a legitimate question to ask and I will have to say that IRC roleplay isn't really a huge thing on serebii. Sure there might be a few who would like to do so, but in general IRC roleplay isn't allowed in the rpg section since you would have to "advertise" your IRC server or one you use to roleplay on. I personally, wouldn't mind trying it, but I'm not that interested in doing it, since I am rarely on nowadays.
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First, anybody who's played Pokemon X/Y has heard about the great War between regions 300 years ago. Well, I would like to start a Pokemon War RPG, in which RPers play as soldiers in the Kalosian army and navy. However, as certain technologies are nonexistent 300 years ago, fighting would be done without guns, Pokeballs, or certain Pokemon (namely those which are artificially created, such as Porygon).
One would fight alongside whatever Pokemon one had been able to tame. These would function like battle partners, but also might serve as steeds (Rapidash, Rhyhorn, Dodrio, etc.) or even weapons themselves (*cough*Honedge*cough*).
The idea's still in the works, but I just wanted to see if it appealed to anyone here.
The second idea is one I've done before, and has always proven to be quite fun. This one is set in a mythical fantasy-Japan, in which humans and Yokai (or monsters/ghosts) live together. Generally, I set this RP in a feudal time period, but I'm thinking about setting it in our modern-period. The storyline follows a banished Kami (divine being) who rallies troops to combat both Heaven and Hell. If you like magic, martial arts, monsters, and lots of hot spring-scenes, then this is for you!
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The first one sounds good. I'm usually a little leery of pokemon RPGs, but this sounds like one that could have enough meat to work well.
For the second one, I'd have to suggest doing some further research (Yokai, Kami, Shinto), and setting-up clearly defined guidelines. It's something that could be pretty awesome, or go very wrong really fast.
I know trainer RPGs are usually the least popular types of RPGs for some people, but with ORAS just around the corner, I was thinking that maybe some back to basics, easy plot RPGing might be in order to get people a bit more worked up for the games. Any takers?
I'm still working on the EBF RPG, I've just had a bit of trouble with balancing issues.
There is an active Pokemon RP atm, but I'd be interested in seeing how you'd utilize your ideas.