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#441 Offline Engineer Alexandra Humva

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Posted Nov 07 2014 - 10:21 PM

I have some concerns about longevity but, well, I think that applies for all RPGs nowadays.

I give it a fourth approval. x4


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Posted Nov 07 2014 - 10:51 PM

I just now finished reviewing it and I am satisfied with the current result.

 

Frostbite is approved x5.


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Posted Nov 07 2014 - 11:38 PM

Happy with the changes so, for what its worth, Frostbite Approved (x6)


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Posted Nov 08 2014 - 12:27 AM

I forgot we even had this many judges.

 

Well, who am I to argue. Frostbite is Fully Approved.


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Posted Dec 24 2014 - 09:41 PM

After I have absolutely no idea how long, I've got my RPG up here for some feedback.

 

persona 3.14 ~sea of djinn~

 

Persona, Persona, please come here!

Master Persona, Master Persona, please come to us!

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On the coast of Rub Al Khali lies a beautiful metropolis - the city of al-Bareha. Originally a simple fishing village lying on the shore of the Persian Gulf, al-Bareha became a major centre of trade during the rule of the Umayyad Caliphs, its strategic position allowing it to be an economic hub of the Islamic world. It continued to serve in such a capacity even after the decline of the Islamic Caliphates, and following a period under the mighty British Empire, became an independent city-state.

 

al-Bareha’s wealth and prosperity did not fade in the modern era, its economy fuelled by the massive oil industry that sought to take advantage of the city’s untapped reserves. A highly multicultural city for its region, al-Bareha is home to a numerous number of people, ranging from foreign businessmen to refugees escaping political strife in neighbouring countries. Yet no matter the person, all come to al-Bareha in order to share in the wealth that it possesses.

 

Recently, strange events have plagued the city and its people. The sands of the Empty Quarter are stirring, their wild storms completely enveloping al-Bareha. Communications with the outside world regularly fail. Peculiar lights can be seen in the city outskirts, only to disappear into the desert without a trace. Objects move on their own. Mysterious forces are at work within al-Bareha, and their influence affects every aspect of life in the city.

 

As al-Bareha continues to retreat into the sands, it falls to those capable of tapping into the collective unconscious - the chosen of the butterfly - to decide its destiny.

 

They are the wielders of Persona.

 

 

Right, with that out of the way, what exactly am I supposed to do?

The city of al-Bareha is an enigma, a mystery beyond human comprehension. Only those who wield Persona, the mighty power to summon demons from within the sea of one’s soul, can truly understand what lies beneath its shining skyscrapers. That is the role you will take upon in this RPG, tapping into your Personae and the abilities they provide to unravel the secrets of the city.

 

At least, that’s the overall goal. Everything else is up to you. Whether you’re a confused citizen looking for the truth, a government worker attempting to reduce growing resentment amongst the populace, or a businessman thinking up ways to profit from the mysteries, you will have access to the power of a Persona (or maybe you won’t!) to ensure that your dreams are a reality. With al-Bareha becoming more and more isolated from the rest of the world, its fate will be influenced by your actions.

 

 

Hang on a minute, what is this Persona thing that you’re talking about?

A Persona is the manifestation of, in the words of Carl Jung, “a kind of mask, designed on one hand to make a definite impression on others, and on the other to conceal the true nature of the individual”. In essence, it is a supernatural phenomenon born from one’s own sense of self, and usually takes upon the image of either mythological, supernatural or historical figures. It is quite rare for one to manifest a Persona, but the unique circumstances surrounding al-Bareha have awakened this power within its citizens.

 

It is well within the capabilities of a Persona to utilise magic. Through both elemental powers, physical combat or other, more esoteric abilities (such as healing, mental compulsion or assisting in cartography), a Persona is able to channel their magic to fight, though it has been recorded that their presence may influence the way others perceive their wielders. These abilities are usually subject to the identity of the figures that the Persona is based on (such as Zeus having similar thunder powers to the god it mimics). They may also be immune to certain magics or abilities as well depending on their history and own powers. Yet due to their immense powers, they are a great burden on their wielders, and can only be summoned for short periods at a time. Also, if harm inflicted on a Persona is significant, the user may feel the pain of the blow.

 

The concept of Personae are heavily associated with Tarot Cards, with emphasis on the Major Arcana. Every Persona will be associated with one Arcanum, usually due to a Persona’s identity (which will commonly stem from mythology, history or the public domain) possessing the traits embodied by the Arcana. Humans are also assigned an Arcana based on their own personality, and if they possess the potential for a Persona, it will share the same Arcana as its wielder. In this RPG, the Fool, Judgement and the World are all restricted for players, as Persona of those Arcana are usually in possession of great power.

 

Persona-users are also enhanced by their powers in comparison to baseline humans. They are granted a greater resistance to the spiritual energies produced by Personae and other, more malicious entities, which include the beings known as Shadows. They are also slightly more resistant to physical damage, as their Personae will cushion some of the force involved, but not all. Their spiritual energies are also far more effective against supernatural entities than conventional firearms or melee weaponry. As such, it is difficult for a non-wielder to fight against them due to a lack of effective tools and resistance, although it is still possible for one to triumph.

 

 

So how do the Major Arcana factor into this?

The Major Arcana are twenty-two cards of the Tarot Deck, all of which have been assigned allegorical or exoteric meanings. As stated prior, all humans will have an Arcanum that represents their personalities and motivations, one that is shared by their Persona. Depending on the Arcana (or more accurately, the wielder), a Persona will specialise in different roles and powers. For example, a cheery, optimistic person could likely be a member of the Sun Arcana, and would therefore possess a Persona that will use powers of fire or light (such as Horus or Apollo, who are sun gods in their respective mythologies). However, this is not completely set in stone, with some Personae breaking the mold (Heimdall and his ice powers yet part of the Sun).

 

The twenty-two Arcana (see above for a link to the Wikipedia page) are:

  • The Fool - Unavailable to players.

  • The Magician

  • The High Priestess

  • The Empress

  • The Emperor

  • The Hierophant

  • The Lovers

  • The Chariot

  • Justice

  • The Hermit

  • Wheel of Fortune

  • Strength

  • The Hanged Man

  • Death

  • Temperance

  • The Devil

  • The Tower

  • The Star

  • The Moon

  • The Sun

  • Judgement - Unavailable to players.

  • The World - Unavailable to players.

 

You mentioned a Shadow, what’s a Shadow?

According to Jungian psychology, a Shadow may refer to the aspects of one’s personality that are not consciously identified to exist within oneself. It is highly instinctive and irrational, traits shared by the corporeal creatures of the same name that exist in undisclosed areas of al-Bareha. These creatures are born from the negative emotions of humanity, and are both incredibly hostile and dangerous to every human they meet, capable of devouring minds and leaving their victims in a vegetative state. All Shadows share sickly golden eyes, but otherwise their eldritch appearances differ immensely from one another.

 

Persona-users are immune to the effects that other humans suffer, for a Persona and a Shadow are in actuality two sides of the same coin. If one loses control of their Persona, allowing it to run wild, it will be no different from the violent beasts that the Shadows are. Be warned, if your will falters or you begin to reject parts of your self, it will be ridiculously difficult to regain control, especially if the Persona is a powerful one.

 

Shadows must be approached with extreme caution. Especially those that seem human.

 

 

Groups of note in al-Bareha

While the citizens of the Arabian city-state are many, with all possessing their own, distinct ambitions and motivations, there are also a number of consolidated groups that hold some influence, especially in regards to the mysterious happenings that have begun to plague al-Bareha of recent. Although not all-powerful and still subject to the law of the nation (even if certain groups disregard it), they are still heavily involved in the city, and are usually on the front lines in dealing with the supernatural.

 

Al-Bareha Defence Force (ABDF) - the armed forces of al-Bareha are small in number, though quite capable as proved by their participation in the Gulf War of 1990. Their presence within the city is rarely felt, but the recent establishment of a small stockade on the outskirts have shown that they are aware of the mysterious happenings. While they are passive actors compared to other groups, it would be wise to avoid garnering their ire.

 

Al-Bareha Police Authority (ABPA) - even in these troubled times, the police forces of the city-state are dedicated to upholding justice and the law on the streets of al-Bareha, fighting petty crooks to criminal gangs and even the odd terrorist or two. The appearance of the supernatural, however, has proved to be beyond their capabilities, and in response the police have formed a new department to handle any problems.

Special Investigations Department - established in response to the mysterious incidents that occur throughout the city and the recent spate of Persona-assisted burglaries, the Special Investigations Department primarily focuses on combating the more supernatural aspects of crime, seeking to develop ways to prevent criminals from abusing the advantages of any Persona. Their progress in doing so has been stalled, but there are a number of Persona-users within the ranks of the department, one of which is their leader, Captain Jalil Khoshkam.

 

Roadkill Group - originally a London gang renowned for its rivalry with the Taiwanese Tien Tao Lien, the al-Bareha branch of the gang has prospered greatly under the leadership of Mitch “Pinkie” Michaels, matching even its England-based brother in wealth and influence. As the biggest player in organised crime in the city, the Group deals in smuggling (of both illegal groups and people), extortion and drugs, and are also rumoured to be connected in some manner to local corporations.

 

Kashihara Pharmaceuticals - a successful pharmaceutical company in Japan, the al-Bareha branch has made its headquarters at 12 Elizabeth Road, and own several warehouses in the general vicinity. Renowned for their reasonable prices and heavy investment into research and development, Kashihara is incredibly popular in the city-state, and have provided numerous jobs. Their main building and warehouses all have incredible security, and it is near impossible to learn of their secrets. In recent times, they have been researching Personae, and hold considerable scientific data that can only be matched (and only barely) by the government itself.

 

 

Useful and snazzy places to check out

Al-Bareha is fairly large, possessing all sorts of establishments, parks and what-not. This makes it difficult for tourists (and even natives at times) to find the best that the city offers, so a few starting points/interesting places have been listed to help out.

 

Velvet Room - a coffeehouse secluded away on a small, inner city street, the Velvet Room’s renowned for its atmosphere and service, and holds five out of five stars on Yelp out of twenty reviews. The majority of the business is a calm blue, from the decor to the three siblings who essentially run the café. The only exceptions are the blindfolded piano player, soprano singer and the manager, a long-nosed hunchback by the name of Igor. Though all manners of people frequent the establishment, Persona-users may wish to seek out the latter’s advice on all matters supernatural. Note: Igor will be played by a GM, so please get in contact with one of them if you want his knowledge.

 

Mallville - the biggest shopping complex in the Middle East. Both citizens and tourists will frequently visit “Mallville” in search of all sorts of goods and services. From toys to clothes to garden tools to burgers, basically everything can be found here.

 

Aleph’s Antiques - a dusty old antiques store/pawn shop/junk shop near the docks, Aleph’s Antiques also supplies a large variety of working replicas of historical weaponry. It is rumoured that the pretty boy owner possesses some “supernaturally-aligned” tools as well, but few dare ask in fear of retaliation from his possible gang connections.

 

 

The profile template

Here in Sea of Djinn, there are two separate templates for profile, with one being your actual character, and the other (if you have one) for your Persona.

[b]Name:[/b]
[b]Age:[/b]
[b]Gender:[/b]
[b]Arcana:[/b] (Which of the Major Arcana fits your character’s personality?)
[b]Weaponry and Tools:[/b] (Please be reasonable, and keep in mind that as a member of the Commonwealth, al-Bareha possesses far stricter gun laws than in the United States.)
[b]Skills:[/b] (What is your character good at doing?)
[b]Appearance:[/b]
[b]Personality:[/b]
[b]Biography:[/b]
[b]Weaknesses:[/b]

[b][u]Persona[/u][/b]

[b]Name:[/b] (What is the name of the entity born from your own personality?)
[b]Origin and Background:[/b] (What is it based off?)
[b]Appearance:[/b] (What does this Persona look like? Even if its origin is human, a Persona’s appearance is usually incredibly strange, even if humanoid.)
[b]Powers and Abilities:[/b] (What can it do? Is it physically strong? Capable of elemental magics? Good at identifying things?)

The rules of the game

  1. No godmodding in here: don’t metagame, bunny, autohit or do other ridiculous things that should be beyond your character’s capabilities.

  2. When posting, use IC for character posts and OOC for anything that you want to say out of character.

  3. Please attempt to treat your fellow players with a modicum of respect.

  4. Profiles must be posted in the discussion topic for approval.

  5. No OOC-only posts in the game topic. Please put them in the discussion topic.

  6. Follow all BZPower rules.

 

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Purple God (Hubert) and Purple Devil (Onarax) are the GMs. Please contact them if necessary.


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Posted Dec 24 2014 - 09:45 PM

dang, my bad I didn't mean to post here. Somehow thought I clicked the other thread, my bad. Ignore dis.


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Posted Dec 25 2014 - 05:56 PM

Yo Flex

However, if a RPG is posted in this topic, and a member who is not a judge has something to say about the game, then they can take the RPG and their post into the Official RPG Planning Topic....If you are not a Judge you shouldn't be posting in this topic at all, unless submitting a RPG for Approval.

 

Feel free to share opinions in the planning topic, where Sea of Djinn has been posted for a few days now, but this particular topic is not the place.

 

 

I think the questions I had before on Personae and Arcana have been cleared up, so Sea of Djinn Approved (x1)


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Posted Jan 03 2015 - 01:24 AM

Looks cool to me. I stamp it Approved (2)
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Posted Jan 06 2015 - 10:50 AM

 

 

Aleph’s Antiques - a dusty old antiques store/pawn shop/junk shop near the docks, Aleph’s Antiques also supplies a large variety of working replicas of historical weaponry. It is rumoured that the pretty boy owner possesses some “supernaturally-aligned” tools as well, but few dare ask in fear of retaliation from his possible gang connections.

 

MMMMWHATCHA SAYYYY

 

Approved x3.

 

-Tyler


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Posted Jan 06 2015 - 01:34 PM

Well thought-out, well put together and it has a 78% probability of being fun.

 

Approved x4.


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Posted Jan 06 2015 - 01:36 PM

Go for it.


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Posted Jan 24 2015 - 04:39 PM

The Forgotten Realms: Underdark Rising
Undermountain. A vast, ever changing labyrinth of monsters, traps, death and dead ends, but with nearly limitless rewards for the intrepid adventurer. Ruled over by the Mad Mage Halaster, it has successfully survived assaults by dark elves, the wrath of the Hero of Waterdeep, and even the forces of ###### itself.

But now, 70 years after the defeat of the Armies of the Eighth Circle, Undermountain has gone quiet. Halaster’s disappearance does not bode well– last time he vanished, an archdemon attempted to dominate the world of Faerun. Adventurers have gathered in the Yawning Portal, an inn located above the only entrance to Undermountain, in an effort to find the Mad Mage– or what’s left of him.

Complicating matters further is the reappearance of an artifact thought long gone: The Relic of the Reaper, the object that allowed the Hero of Waterdeep to cheat death long enough to defeat the dread Mephistopheles, ruler of the Armies of the Eighth Circle, and last known to be in the Hero’s possession.

How this bodes for the fate of Faerun… Remains to be seen.


Background knowledge guide:
70 years ago, the city of Waterdeep was under attack from forces of drow traveling through the huge, magical dungeon of Undermountain built under it. Ordinarily the dungeon was controlled by the mage Halaster, who was as powerful as he was insane, but Halaster was conspicuously absent. Investigation by an adventurer only remembered as the Hero of Waterdeep revealed that Halaster was being held captive by the drow and forced to allow squads of raiding dark elves through to the city, though he refused to open the main portal and let armies through. Eager for revenge upon being freed, Halaster cursed the Hero and teleported him and his companions, a rebel drow and a dragonblooded kobold, to the Underdark, the underground realm that the drow resided in. Under Halaster’s hex, the Hero was forced to oppose the Valsharess of the drow and her armies, eventually raising an army against her forces and defeating her in a last stand effort at the rebel encampment of Lith My’athar. The Valsharess’ forces were pushed back to her fortress, but before it could be stormed she revealed her final weapon: The archdemon Mephistopheles, ruler over the Eighth Circle of ######, bound to her command.

Mephistopheles had a trick of his own, however. When ordered to slay the Hero of Waterdeep he refused, revealing that the artifact that had allowed the Hero to cheat death numerous times was a part of his own flesh, and that by ordering the demon to attack the Hero the Valsharess had violated their covenant. He freed the Hero from his magical bonds and set him against the Valsharess, a fight that the Hero won. Mephistopheles, finally totally free, banished the Hero to the Eighth ###### and began a war on the Underdark and surface world alike, using the souls in his realm to reanimate the dead of his enemies to fight against them.

In the Eighth ######, the Hero revived in the Gatehouse between life and death, a place the artifact had taken him many times before… Only now he could not return home. Venturing into the frozen wastelands of Cania, he gathered the spirits of his companions and sought the Knower of Names, the only person who could give him the power to dominate the Reaper that controlled the gates. Fighting his way through countless enemies, the Hero found the Reaper’s true name and used it to escape, he and his companions meeting Mephistopheles on the battlefield that Waterdeep had become. After a long, hard battle the dread Mephistopheles was defeated and banished back to Cania, leaving the people who had defeated it heroes.

Deekin Scalesinger, the kobold bard and dragonblood who published his account of the adventure, is still famous today. But the Hero and the rebel drow did their best to become nomadic adventurers again… And faded into obscurity, taking the Relic of Reaper with them.

In recent times, however, the Hero and the drow were rumored to be seen in Waterdeep again , possibly investigating the second disappearance of Halaster. The reappearance of the Relic of the Reaper in the Yawning Portal inn certainly seems to corroborate that rumor. But the Relic wouldn’t part from the Hero’s hands willingly.

The implications of both Halaster Blackcloak and the Hero of Waterdeep vanishing in the space of a few months is immense, and as adventurers answer the call to venture into Undermountain to investigate, an atmosphere of foreboding descends over the town…

Setting:
The continent of Faerun is a large and varied one, but this story takes place primarily in two certain locales, though a third is extremely important to the story.
The Yawning Portal: An inn built by the first adventurer to ever successfully return from Undermountain, on top of the well he used to enter the dungeon. While a relatively basic inn in terms of quality and price, the clientele is anything but ordinary. The tavern on the ground floor is full of a diverse and often rowdy crowd of adventurers from all over Faerun, and a room on the second level is devoted entirely to useful gear and weapons available to dungeon crawlers– for a price, of course. The inn is managed by the original adventurer’s daughter, Tamsil, whose half-elf heritage has kept her looking young far past the death of her father Durnan.
Undermountain: A legendary, massive dungeon ruled over by the mad mage Halaster. Maps are useless in Undermountain, as its corridors and rooms are bound to Halaster’s will– he can reshape and reform them whenever he wishes, though he doesn’t do it often. Ordinarily, the monster inhabitants of Undermountain are kept in check by Halaster’s presence. With his disappearance, Undermountain has fallen into chaos, with warring factions of monsters and creatures fighting in the halls. Rooms that are known through songs and tales of returning adventurers are few, but they include the Hall of Sleeping Kings, a large throne room that serves as the tomb for the greatest warriors of a past age, and the Maze, a nearly completely empty room with only a few magic pillars in it. Invisible traps line the floor in certain patterns, waiting for the unwary adventurer to take a wrong step and suffer the wrath of a magic missile storm.
The Underdark: While not playable at the beginning of the RP, the Underdark is a subterranean world where a large population of the dark elves know as drow live. The only way to get to it from the surface world is through Undermountain, on the deepest level.

Character Creation:
Blank profile form, with necessary information following it:

Name:
Species:
Age:
Class:
Alignment:
Abilities/Skills:
Gear:
Spells:
Personality:
Biography:

Name:
Species: See Races of the World.
Class: See Classes.
Alignment: Alignments are done along two axes, good to evil and lawful to chaotic, with neutral being in the middle.
Abilities/Skills: This is where you detail what your character is good at and can do naturally. Incredible skill with a sword or a natural affinity for casting illusions would go here.
Gear: List your relevant items such as armor and potions here. Any magical item must be listed, its effects detailed, and staff approved. It isn’t such a big deal if you have a set of ordinary gloves that isn’t stated in your profile, but if you spontaneously have a cloak that ignores all physical damage… It’s a problem.
Spells: See Magic, the World, and You.
Personality: How your character acts.
Appearance: How your character looks.
Biography: How did your character come to Waterdeep? How did they get involved? This is their life story until now.

The Races of the World:
Base playable races include humans, elves, dwarves, and halflings, along with hybrids. Custom races are acceptable, though they will have to be described in your profile if they aren’t in Forgotten Realms/D&D canon.
Humans: The most adaptable and the shortest lived of the common races, humans have spread like wildfire across Faerun. They can be anything from magical to martial arts masters, and anything in between.
Elves: With lifespans reaching into the millennia and legendary beauty, many other races look upon elves with something approaching awe. Shorter and more slender than humans on the whole, an ordinary elf can’t take a punch as well as a human can, nor are as resistant to disease and poison– but they are more nimble and can see in almost complete, nonmagical dark.
Dwarves: The underground craftsmen of Faerun, dwarves as a whole are a hearty, hardworking sort, though that is by no means a universal trait. Shorter than elves but built far sturdier, a dwarf is far more robust even than a human against physical trauma, and their innate familiarity with caves gives them an edge underground.
Halflings: The shortest and smallest of all races, halflings tend to be masters of trickery and thievery, though many will claim that is an “offensive stereotype propagated by the elven rulers of society”. No matter what the opinion of their mannerisms, however, the facts about their biology remain: Humans, elves, and especially dwarves are far stronger than they are– but nobody’s fingers move as fast or with as much skill as a halfling’s.

Classes:
For the sake of simplicity, the class system has been condensed into six basic classes, three martial and three magical. You are not bound to explicit definitions of these– they are merely guidelines so the staff and other players know what to expect from your abilities. A combination of two is okay.

Fighter: The most combat oriented of the classes, fighters are not necessarily the tanks of any adventuring group, though they often are. Combining skill with weapons and shields with the strength to wear armor, a tough fighter can brutalize nearly anything in a straight, no tricks fight while suffering minimal damage themselves.
Monk: Specializing in the control of a subtle inner energy known as Ki, powerful monks are ridiculously fast and can do rapid, brutal damage with their unarmed strikes, sometimes even becoming speedy enough to block arrows. But wearing heavy armor and using all but a few weapons distracts them from the inner calm that they must maintain to use their Ki to its utmost potential, causing them to lose their focus and thus their abilities.
Rogue: The technical fighter of the lot, Rogues combine speed and skill to aim strikes at their opponent’s most vital regions, but cannot take as much punishment as a fighter’s rigid discipline and skill allows them to. Most rogues are stealthy, and experts at dealing with mechanical devices like traps and locks.
Wizard: Wizards are followers of the arcane, casting spells using their own power, ancient words, and certain gestures. Wizards have the widest range of spells of the three magical classes, but since they rely on their own ability and very specific words and gestures they are more suspect to exhaustion and spell failure than clerics and druids. The movement restraining properties of heavy armor, for example, can contribute to spell failure for spells that rely on gesture.
Cleric: A blanket term for any spellcaster that relies on the power of a higher being or deity, clerics are usually extremely good at casting the spells relevant to the being they follow. A follower of Torm, the patron deity of divine warriors, would be very good at turning undead and healing– but would not be able to throw rays of ice or fireballs. There are compensations, however: Since clerics are calling upon the power of another being, they are not subject to spell failure, and spells won’t drain their energy as much.
Druid: Druids call upon the natural world for their magic abilities, so their spells mostly fit into manipulations of nature: Animal enchantment, weather manipulation, and even shapeshifting fall under the abilities of a druid. Arcane spell failure does not apply to druids, but being indoors makes their abilities suffer.

Magic, the World, and You
Magic works quite a bit differently in this game than from classical NWN or D&D. You do not have to rest before casting spells to charge them, though physical exhaustion is a factor for a wizard who has cast a lot of powerful spells recently. What is required for the magic section is a listing of the spells your character knows and how often they can cast them, along with any reagents necessary if applicable. Custom spells are okay, but if they are not canon to D&D or NWN, you must detail their effects. Magic that causes instant death, like “Power Word: Kill” is ineffective.

Clerics must list their patron in this section.

Rules: (READ THESE)
1. All BZP rules apply.
2. Listen to the staff.
3. Your posts should go something like this, with IC for “in character” and OOC for “out of character”:
IC: A mad gleam in his eyes, Halaster advanced on the captured drow with a bolt of magic forming in his left hand.

OOC: I LOVE DIS PART
4. Arguments/debates may go on for 3 posts in the main thread. After that, take it to PM or the discussion topic.
5. No godmodding. Dodging unavoidable attacks, ignoring injuries, etc. HOWEVER, this rule also applies to the attacker. Autohitting is not permissible.
6. This fits under godmodding: No metagaming. Knowing things your character didn't learn, magically crashing another player's party without a good IC reason.
7. Don't kill another player's character without permission from him/her. Make sure to write that you have permission in the post where you kill the character.
8. IN THE EVENT THAT DEATH SEEMS UNAVOIDABLE: Your character may be killed to avoid breaking rule 5. Only staff can do this. This isn't a punishment, just realism. If you have a good way to get out of it after your character is dead, please PM Joseph Cooper or another staffer.
9. NPC autohitting is permitted as long as you play realistically.
10. No bunnying. That means taking control of another person's character without permission.
11. Double posting... Nah.
12. Have fun!

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Staff NPCs and example profiles:
Name: Only remembered as the Hero of Waterdeep
Species: Human turned Outsider
Age: He was twenty-one at the time of his legendary adventure, but he’s 90 now. His nature as a being not quite of this world would have postponed his aging immensely.
Class: Monk
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Abilities: Legends still tell of the Hero’s speed and his ability to dodge even the fastest of attacks. While no doubt exaggerated, the Hero was an extremely powerful monk who routinely wore boots that enhanced his already incredible movement speed. The normal immunities of monks to mind spells, poison, and disease were all powers of the Hero, and master monks still try to imitate the deadliness of his unarmed strikes today.
Appearance: For a legend, the Hero was very plain looking. He was a tall, muscular individual with a shaved head and a well-trimmed brown beard. In fact, the most remarkable things about him were his originally brown eyes, which began to glow purple as he grew in power. His normal outfit was a plain-looking yellow tunic and pants, relaxed in fit to allow for free movement.
Gear: That plain outfit, however, coursed with magical power, deflecting small weapons and attacks. As mentioned before, the boots he wore doubled his speed, the belt he wore at his waist giving him strength of mythical proportions. Songs tell of how he stood up to the hottest flames Mephistopheles could conjure– a resistance to fire granted by a ring he wore. Finally, he was known to carry the Relic of the Reaper, a device that pulled him back from that gates of death at the cost of a Rogue Stone. The artifact was rendered powerless when Mephistopheles was defeated.

The Relic reappeared in the room where the Hero stayed the night before his first ingress into Waterdeep a few months ago, on the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Mephistopheles. While entirely defunct, a strange sense of power radiates off of it– alien to this plane, but not entirely unfamiliar.
Spells: None.
Personality: The Hero’s deeds have been exaggerated and retold to the point that no one is able to tell if he was a saint or a scourge…
Biography: See background information.

Name: Deekin Scalesinger
Species: Dragonblood kobold.
Age: 90– A little above middle aged for an ordinary Kobold, though most don’t survive to this age.
Class: A combination of Wizard and Rogue, Deekin is very good with both a crossbow and arcane spells.
Alignment: Neutral.
Abilities/Skills: As a dragonblood, Deekin is immune to fire and can breathe it at maximum effectiveness once every few hours. His draconic heritage has also made him immune to poison and disease, as well as making him stronger, tougher, and more imposing than others of his species.
Appearance: A relatively ordinary looking Kobold, apart from the red draconic wings sprouting out of his back.
Gear: An enchanted light crossbow capable of creating and firing electrically charged arrows at a normal rate of fire, a horn that opens a small portal to the Plane of Pandemonium when blown, and leather armor enchanted to be as tough as steel.
Spells: Deekin’s normally prepared spells are Sound Burst, Fireball, and Invisibility, though he is known to have others on hand if necessary.
Personality: Deekin is intensely eager, loyal and devoted, to the point of almost puppylike admiration for those he follows and knows well– though he’s a bit egotistical and snooty with those he doesn’t. His success in the art world after his publishing of an account of the Hero of Waterdeep’s adventures has not helped his ego at all.
Biography: Raised by a white dragon who alternately tutored and tortured him, Deekin was one of the Hero’s most loyal companions from the very beginning, after the Hero freed him from the dragon’s clutches. Though they were split up after the Hero found the Relic of the Reaper at the end of his first journey, they were reunited before the descent into Undermountain– and Deekin went to ###### and back with his “boss”. Since Mephistopheles’ defeat, Deekin has achieved huge success in the literary world for his account of the tale. Now, he has been drawn back to Waterdeep, worried about the disappearance of the Hero.

Name: Halaster Blackcloak
Species: Human, though how much of him is magic and how much is still flesh is debatable.
Age: At least 1000 years old.
Class: Extremely powerful Wizard.
Alignment: Neutral evil.
Abilities/Skills: Perhaps most unique in Halaster’s vast repertoire of magical abilities and skills is his innate connection to Undermountain, allowing him to reshape and reorder it at will. If Halaster dies, Undermountain will collapse. Additionally, his millennia of experience with magic items have left him with the ability to reflect spells, though they must be targeted at him.
Appearance: An old man in rich, purple robes with a mad gleam in his ice blue eyes, Halaster looks the part of a mad priest. His white hair and beard are long and unkempt, though clean.
Gear: As he’s a walking dynamo of magical power, Halaster does not often use armor or weapons. His cloak, however, protects him from all spell damage except acid, which he’s still trying to work out the kinks on.
Spells: As an Archmage, Halaster can alter and bend spells to suit his purposes– but that takes vast amounts of energy. His less taxing lineup is fireball (which he can alter into any element), Isaac’s Greater Missile Storm, and Arcane Fire, the lattermost of which allows him to throw pure, devastating blasts of magical energy.
Personality: Simply put, Halaster is insane and reclusive. His paranoia and insanity have led him to confine himself in a dungeon where no one can reach him unless he wants them to– and that never happens.
Biography: His legend reaches far back into the mists of time, but certain things are known. At one point he had several apprentices, but after his move to Undermountain he killed two and drove the rest mad, only one escaping. For the rest of his relevant biography, check the background knowledge guide.





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Posted Feb 01 2015 - 04:52 AM

Ben-TwO

GMs: Purple God and Purple Devil

 

It is a dark time for the people of Japan. The recession continues to grow: prices are rising rapidly, and jobs are becoming more and more scarce in the wasteland that the once-proud nation has become. Its citizens can only shamble along the streets as they travel to and fro in order to perform their minimum-wage jobs. For many, starvation is the only option, but there are some who have transcended the depression that afflicts all, fighting their way through the hordes in search of the twilight meal that will save their souls:

 

The half-price Ben-to.

 

As night falls, those transcendent figures await the beginning of their tumultuous bloodbath, the horrifying brawl that ensues as all race for the prize of MSG-laden, low-quality lunch boxes sold at half-price. Construction workers, businesswomen, students and taxi drivers all stalk the dank isles of their local convenience stores, readying themselves for the moment their inner beasts are unleashed. When the manager of the local store, the God of Discounts that provides them their glorious sustenance, applies the last of the half-price stickers, they will strike.

 

And the streets will be filled with their blood.

 

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Welcome to Ben-TwO!

So all of you may be wondering what the heck is going on, so I, the great Purple God of Discounts, shall edumacate you all on the glory that is ben-to brawling and the fight for survival in the myriad convenience stores dotted around recession Japan. Indeed, you are one of the many brawlers who can only survive the night with the assistance of beautiful-tasting half-price ben-to boxers, all lovingly crafted with added colours and preservatives.

 

In this specific RPG, you are a resident of the suburb of Koyo in the grand city of Tokyo, famed for its Japanese-style froyo, artificial beaches and numerous penguin museums. As a ben-to brawler, you stand miles above the pitiful creatures that are known only as “normal humans”. You are in possession of great physical capabilities, and your feats, usually found only in the realms of Jackie Chan movies, sometimes stretch even the laws of physics themselves, with many testifying to the sight of watching a brawler perform a 360-degree backflip on a skateboard and block a Rider Kick with cheap wooden chopsticks.

 

Bento brawls[edit]

 

Bento brawls are big, all-out, free for all battles for half-priced bento boxes, where victors are decided by who claims the bento first. The brawls are governed by a set of unspoken rules among the brawlers, mainly to keep each brawl fair and even.

 

  • Every brawler must wait away from the bento area until the God of Discounts, the ones who put the half-priced sticker on the bento boxes, put the sticker on the bento boxes and leave to the break room before beginning to battle. To take one beforehand and to harass the God of Discounts is disrespectful as the last thing they need at the end of their shift are people harassing them for their discount.

  • If another brawler manages to get a bento for themselves, they cannot be attacked. If two or more brawlers get their hands on the same bento, then they fight among themselves until the other lets go of the bento.
  • A brawler can only take one bento, to take another would be greedy and would spoil the victory for another.
  • Brawlers should never do anything to cause a bento to spill, doing that would mean one less bento for someone to get.

 

Asides from that, whatever methods one can use in obtaining a bento can be used from simply brawling to using baskets and chopsticks as weapons, even running around avoiding fights altogether are valid strategies. Sometimes brawlers fight in groups who will often fight with each other while going after separate bento or team up to take out a threat before brawling with each other.

 

Those that fight for bento boxes are often known as "wolves". Inexperienced bento brawlers are considered "dogs", usually considered as such when they do not understand the essence of bento brawls and use tactics that are looked down upon. Those that go against the rules and will selfishly go after bento and harass the staff are known "boars" and have no respect among brawlers. Bento brawlers will often do everything in their power to stop boars from obtaining bento as they go against everything brawlers stand for and thus do not deserve the bento. Strong and notable brawlers are often given titles, called nom de guerres, (which are usually associated with personality or appearance), though how they get their title are usually less than impressive.

 

The convenience store

 

All of our battles take place in a little convenience store on 4444 Shishi Street. It’s name? 7/11: a mighty titan that has survived during this recession even as many of its rivals fell. This humble 7/11 is but a medium sized convenience store. It carries the standard goods of rice, fruits and even milk. However its true beauty comes out a night. At 7 pm, the god of discounts, the skinny god, comes out and places the coveted half-price stickers on the boxes of ben-to that have yet to claimed. As the skinny god returns to the back and doors finally shut, the ben-to brawl has begun.

 

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Name:

Nom De Guerre: (If your character has earned a Nom De Guerre, in addition you must list the stupid reason you acquired such a title)

Age:

Gender:

Skills: (What is your character good at doing?)

Appearance:

Personality:

Biography:

Weaknesses:

 

Rules

  1. No godmodding in here: don’t metagame, bunny, autohit or do other ridiculous things that should be beyond your character’s capabilities.
  2. When posting, use IC for character posts and OOC for anything that you want to say out of character.
  3. Please attempt to treat your fellow players with a modicum of respect.
  4. Profiles must be posted in the discussion topic for approval.
  5. No OOC-only posts in the game topic. Please put them in the discussion topic.
  6. Follow all BZPower rules.

 

Works Cited

"Ben-To." Wikipedia. Wikipedia, n.d. Web. 1 Feb. 2015. <http://en.wikipedia....g/wiki/Ben-To>.


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Posted Feb 01 2015 - 06:03 AM

So how do these brawls actually get started? Are you attempting to have some sort of solid time schedule of when exactly the Discount Deity starts slapping the half-price tags on things, or will the two of you just wing it and start a brawl up whenever its most convenient? 

And is there a set number of the bento we're fighting for? Is there only one or two each time or is the number randomly determined?

 

 

You say convenience store to me and I imagine something that could probably only fit half a dozen or so people that were fighting, is this one bigger on the inside or is this more cultural difference on my part and "convenience store" is not equivalent to "corner shop"?

I'm assuming it has a similar layout, though, of just a basic box with parallel rows of aisles? Nothing fancy?

 

 

You say we can't spill the bento boxes, but what about using other items around the store? Could we grab some of the plastic milk cartons and use them as delicious dairy powered boxing gloves, for instance?

 

 

 

No godmodding in here: don’t metagame, bunny, autohit or do other ridiculous things that should be beyond your character’s capabilities.

 

 

What exactly would qualify as "ridiculous things that should be beyond your character’s capabilities"? Given that you've already explained that brawlers can warp physics to perform such impossible feats as blocking kicks with chopsticks. We seem to be powered by Rule of Cool so why shouldn't I be able to use a baguette like a golf club to punt a car at someone?

On a similar note, how do injuries work here? Given the brawlers are superpowered is it even possible to take them out the fight by breaking their legs, for instance, or do we just have to exhaust our foes to beat them to the boxes? And if we do take injuries, do they heal normally or can we just slap a plaster on them and be fine for the next night?


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Posted Feb 01 2015 - 08:16 AM

and...didn't you guys just submit an rpg last month? i know that the rules have amended to allow people to float more games but if persona's still getting on the ground i don't know if i want to approve another rpg run by the same team until persona either establishes itself or dies

 

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Posted Feb 02 2015 - 11:03 AM

 

 

So how do these brawls actually get started? Are you attempting to have some sort of solid time schedule of when exactly the Discount Deity starts slapping the half-price tags on things, or will the two of you just wing it and start a brawl up whenever its most convenient? 

And is there a set number of the bento we're fighting for? Is there only one or two each time or is the number randomly determined?

 

 

You say convenience store to me and I imagine something that could probably only fit half a dozen or so people that were fighting, is this one bigger on the inside or is this more cultural difference on my part and "convenience store" is not equivalent to "corner shop"?

I'm assuming it has a similar layout, though, of just a basic box with parallel rows of aisles? Nothing fancy?

 

 

You say we can't spill the bento boxes, but what about using other items around the store? Could we grab some of the plastic milk cartons and use them as delicious dairy powered boxing gloves, for instance?

 

 

 

No godmodding in here: don’t metagame, bunny, autohit or do other ridiculous things that should be beyond your character’s capabilities.

 

 

What exactly would qualify as "ridiculous things that should be beyond your character’s capabilities"? Given that you've already explained that brawlers can warp physics to perform such impossible feats as blocking kicks with chopsticks. We seem to be powered by Rule of Cool so why shouldn't I be able to use a baguette like a golf club to punt a car at someone?

On a similar note, how do injuries work here? Given the brawlers are superpowered is it even possible to take them out the fight by breaking their legs, for instance, or do we just have to exhaust our foes to beat them to the boxes? And if we do take injuries, do they heal normally or can we just slap a plaster on them and be fine for the next night?

 

Indeed if one shall look at the section on the convenience store they shall see the following: 

 

 

 

At 7 pm, the god of discounts, the skinny god, comes out and places the coveted half-price stickers on the boxes of ben-to that have yet to be claimed.

 

Thus the amount of ben-to remain in fluctuation and will be revealed each night. 

 

In Japan these convenience stores tend to be around the size of moderate supermarkets, thus around 20 people may be able to fight at a time.  The layout is very much just a normal store with its aisles. 

 

All other items are free for the taking and indeed milk boxing gloves are very much allowed. 

 

A ben-to brawler does pull off inhuman feats, but one must always realize that outside items and weapons should be avoided, thus a baguette makes a fine baseball bat but make sure to pay for the baguette first. One must always respect the store and staff and thus never damage the 7/11 or waste the food without paying. Godmodding is thus defined as feats that are even more above beyond from the brawlers increased physical output, thus never going down, flight, or punches that go through the wall are all far too powerful. 

 

Injuries are much the same as a normal person, albeit a ben-to brawler has the majestic power to take more hits than the average human and appears to have unbreakable bones. Otherwise cuts and normal attacks will knock a person out provided they take enough damage. 

 

and...didn't you guys just submit an rpg last month? i know that the rules have amended to allow people to float more games but if persona's still getting on the ground i don't know if i want to approve another rpg run by the same team until persona either establishes itself or dies

 

-Tyler

 

 

Indeed us humble beings did submit an RPG last month, but when the muses seize control and enable you to create an RPG in 30 minutes you know your every action is dictated by divine will. I can not in good conscious ignore such will and thus I was compelled by the muses to post this game. 

 

Thank you, oh mighty overlords of the RPG, may the muses grant you such inspiration as they have bestowed upon the my humble self.


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Posted Feb 02 2015 - 12:39 PM

well that about settles it. sorry buddy but i can't approve this

 

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