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GAME Star Wars RolePlay

Discussion in 'Gaming And Competitions' started by edgar allan poe dameron, May 17, 2016.

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What era should this take place in?

Poll closed May 24, 2016.
  1. Galactic civil war

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  2. The clone wars

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  3. after math of the galactic civil war

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  1. Alamact

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    I don't think they would overlap, though (this is not some Marvel movie crossover thing!). Old Republic Paint Adventures has a vastly different tone than your typical roleplay campaign as it's meant to be more of a casual comical adventure filled with all manner of pop-culture references and what not. It's pretty much Star Wars' very own pulp fiction, only in interactive form.

    That's why the existence of this thread is an awesome thing, because it offers a nice counterbalance to it.
     
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    I was kind of wondering what the paint adventure thing was. Sounds interesting. :) Is it an open thread? If so I may check it out. It would give me something to do while waiting on this to get officially started.
     
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    Yeah, it's definitely still open and it's planned to be ongoing for at least another year. Right now, we're nearing the end of our Act One, with the idea to have five full Acts by the end of it - to parallel the old series (as this is a sequel) which also had five Acts of its own during a full run of almost two years back in early 2010 to late 2011.

    Don't worry, you don't need to know the old adventure for this, in the sense that a fresh eye can also watch The Force Awakens and still "get it".

    The rules are explained in the first post, but I'll do an abridged version here:

    - You are presented with a scene, and a character that you'll be playing as. If this is a new character's first appearance, you get to name him alongside your fellow players. Usually the funniest or the wittiest suggestions get picked, but there's generally not a stable rule there.

    - I do an update and animate the next "comic panels" based on what you suggest the character should do. Then, the cycle resets and we all make suggestions once again.

    This resulted in some farcical things like our protagonists being: Doop Skychafer, Jedi Dropout Extraordinaire; Darth Saber, the nicest Sith Lord you'll ever meet with a Master's Degree in Sith Ethics (ha!); Missth'raw'nuruodo, nicknamed Missy, the nerdy posh Chiss scientist; and, of course, Jun Bland, the hotshot Republic Agent, The Mellow Fellow That Was Promised, The Bland in the North (the players like to equate him to Jon Snow).
     
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    Come on, Al! just post the money shot already and be done with it! That's the best way to tell anyone a reason to check out the thread.

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    I would be interested in following this roleplay thread too, but I don't think I'd have the time for full time player status. Most days I just read through Al's update and post some cheap suggestion or two and call it quits. That's why I cannot make a promise right now.
     
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    Sounds fun. :) I'll have to drop in and check it out.
     
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    So now we just need to find out why all of our characters are on Nal Hutta in the first place

    Mine could be something as simple as going after a high paying bounty. The benefits of being a bounty hunter, flexible reasons for being in a unsavory awful crime infested areas controlled by fat slugmen. I doubt the Jawa grabbed the attention of a Hutt and is running jobs for them, but that doesn't mean the bounties can't be taken by freelancers.

    Do we want to make character introductions even more interesting and have one of the player characters have the bounty on their head that Fritz is after?
     
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    Sounds awesome! Maybe the Smuggler/Pirate role? Or that Sith refugee Alamact mentioned.
     
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    My character was born on Nal'Huta so I'm good with reasons to be there. ;)

    I could have my guy going after the same bounty if that works. He has been doing small jobs but it's not paying the bills. He's looking to up his game.

    Or he could be introduced another way.
     
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    Well... I just happen to be playing the perfect bounty, and one that would frequent that ultimate hive of scum baggery.
     
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    So, any date when we starting this thing up?

    Waiting on anything else?
     
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    Hi, I don't have much knowledge of Legends, hopefully that is not a problem as I would like to take part in this if possible.

    Character name: Cilo Planth
    Role: Dark side user. (could be a sith at some point, i am not completely sure)
    Weapons: Red Lightsaber
    Skills: Good with saber, powerful in the force but not ridiculously powerful.
    Appearance: Brown hair, dark green eyes,
    From (planet): Harloff Minor
    Story of Your Character: Cilo grew up on Harloff Minor, as a child of 8 years old both of his parents were killed in the aftermath of a battle caused by the Jedi. He was found by someone who had knowledge of the force and they trained him. Cilo wanted to get revenge upon the Jedi for what they did to him, after getting far in his training he left Harloff Minor, in order to gain more knowledge of the dark side. His misson begins.
    Age: 18

    If anything you think something needs to be changed or added, please tell me.
    Thanks.
     
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    This is exactly the archetype we need, but it requires some tweaks to the backstory due to the unique position the Sith find themselves in. The Sith Empire was basically defeated through and through in this timeline and now you have a small remnant of them huddled up on Ziost. Debates are raging in the Senate (and among the Jedi) on whether or not they should just be exterminated for good in a final Crusade. For time-coordination purposes, this is some three hundred years after Revan's time.

    This restricts your character's home planet to basically either of the three great Sith capitals: Korriban, Dromund Kaas or Ziost. Harloff Minor is too close to Coruscant to be viable. I leave the rest of the backstory and character to your discretion, but I'd like to suggest a sister (or brother) that is alive and well on Ziost so that your character can be directly invested if the plot ever decides to venture in that direction. It's easy to write and play a revenge-seeking dark-side Force-user, but why not have a conflicted one where the Jedi are potential villains and the Sith is merely a product of the times looking out for family? It can tie to the whole concept of "good and evil depend greatly on our point of view" that Obi-Wan was trying to sell.

    We'd also need a reason to have your character be specifically on Nal Hutta at the start of the story. What drew him there? Was it as simple as having heard rumors of a Holocron in the Black Market that he wishes to procure? Maybe he's hiding from a Jedi rival for killing his Master during the Jedi's Padawan days (we'd have to give him +5 to age for that to make sense, though)? Maybe he just likes the whole "scum and villainy" vibe and no one dares look for a Sith in Hutt Space.

    I think we have enough people to start, actually. Let's see what our glorious overlords think. In the meanwhile, I'm looking to adapt all of these characters we've made as cameos in the neighboring comic. So far, @Silver_Trixter's and @The One Armed Wampa's characters are done, and I'm moving on to @CnlSandersdeKFC's smuggler.
     
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    Character name: Cilo Planth
    Role: Dark side user. (could be a sith at some point, i am not completely sure)
    Weapons: Red Lightsaber
    Skills: Good with saber, powerful in the force but not ridiculously powerful.
    Appearance: Brown hair, dark green eyes,
    From (planet): Dromund Kaas
    Story of Your Character: Cilo grew up on Harloff Minor, as a child of 8 years old both of his parents and his brother (actually alive but Cilo does not know) were killed in the aftermath of a battle caused by the Jedi. He was found by someone who had knowledge of the force and they trained him. Cilo wanted to get revenge upon the Jedi for what they did to him, after getting far in his training he left Dromund Kaas, in order to gain more knowledge of the dark side. At the begining of this story he appears on Nal Hutta as he had heard rumours of a Sith Holocron being sold on the black market.
    Age: 18

    I used two of your ideas. Thanks
     
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    What made the Jedi attack Harloff Minor in the first place, anyways?
     
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    Oh i apologise that was supposed to be changed to Dromund Kaas.
    They didn't attack Harloff Minor, a battle took place against a group, for example a rebellion against the Jedi. But the Jedi tried to control them but caused there to be more damage then they meant to do. Parents were casulties.
     
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    Ah, I see. So, he survived the Sacking of Dromund Kaas at age 8; got separated from his brother in the chaos; I assume some Sith Lord took him in as an apprentice out of respect for his parents? He completed a portion of his training on Ziost (since the other two capitals were conquered) and left for the known galaxy. I like it.

    What would be his reason for leaving? Sith politics? I'd wager no more than a hundred Sith are alive at this point and the majority of Ziost survivors are civilians.
     
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    Your ideas are really good, i wouldn't been able to actually get a good backstory without them. Thanks.

    Character name: Cilo Planth
    Age: 18
    Role: Dark side user. (could become a sith at some point, i am not completely sure)
    Weapons: Red Lightsaber
    Skills: Good with saber, powerful in the force but not ridiculously powerful.
    Appearance: Brown hair, dark green eyes,
    From (planet): Dromund Kaas
    Story of Your Character: Cilo grew up on Dromund Kaas, as a child of 8 years old both of his parents and his brother (actually alive but Cilo does not know) were killed in the aftermath of a battle caused by the Jedi. He was found by a Sith Lord who took him on as an apprentice. Cilo wanted to get revenge upon the Jedi for what they did to him, after completing a portion of his training he left Dromund Kaas, in order to gain a wider knowledge of the Force as a whole. At the begining of this story he appears on Nal Hutta as he had heard rumours of a Sith Holocron being sold on the black market. As well, the Sith who trained him had died in unknown circumstances.

    Just wanna know how do you like a post, its probably obvious but i cannot see any options.
     
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    You need to get to 30 posts to be able to give ratings. There is a wide array of them, from "Funny" and "Like", to "Great Post" and "Informative". You even have the negative ones like "Unoriginal" or "Trolling". It is precisely because of the fact that negative ratings exist that there is a post requirement for new users - since you can have a situation where a troll joins the forums and starts handing out negative ratings left and right.

    Regarding your character, would be funny if @CnlSandersdeKFC's smuggler character is the one procuring the Holocron for you. That might be the "hook" that gets your character into the overarching storyline (whatever it may be in the end). I'm just a story consultant here (think of me as an extra annoying fact checker in a worst-case scenario, or a helpful tool in the best-case), as this is primarily @edgar allan poe dameron and @Ham Solo's brainchild. I helped establish the setting and background plots since we needed a custom timeline (the new canon is far too liquid around the movie era for comfort at this time), but ultimately it's up to them to build the plot up from beginning to end.
     
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    Ok thanks for the information about the ratings.

    Good idea, i had thought of similar idea. Cant wait for this adventure to begin. :)
     
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    Just a quick question. With this many characters are we following a posting rotation so no one falls behind? If so is there a set schedule that we need to try and keep once the RP starts? Such as, "Try to post at least once a week." Or twice a week etc... ?
     
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