First Among Equals [New OOC]
Original Thread by Mr Allen J.
First Among Equals:
He who gets to be the One Above All
This is the OOC for the super power RP known as The One Above All. It's a simple RP about super powered teenagers without the generic school setting or anything like "derp, let's go be heroes and fight crime, hurr durr". Nope, this RP will be about more down-to-earth teenagers out there who randomly acquire super powers and them doing anything they want with them. It'll mostly be a sandbox roleplay for the most part inspired by some shows such as Heroes and Misfits with a religious/mythological twist. Right now there's no major story other than there's people out there with powers are among us in a high-class city. That's the fun; it's going to be one of those things that we start from little and build up a (I hope to be) interesting plot and lots of character development. What fun!
The city this RP will be set in. Verthaven is a high class city that is best described as a mash-up between New York, New Orleans and Venice that's located somewhere in the Southwestern United States (likely in California). It has several large and major rivers flowing through it that are well integrated into the city environment, and these rivers look beautiful when you're in the right parts of town. Often there will be boats (nothing enormous like an oil tanker) flowing up and down the rivers. Such as rich people yacht's and speed boats racing up and down the rivers. These rivers flow into the oceans, as Verthaven is a coastal city with plenty of beaches full of the hot, and the not.
Nearly a century ago it was a barely populated small-fishing town taking advantage of the ocean and the rivers around it. Eventually towards the 1950's the town was bought out by big-time corporations (or whatever). Over time it quickly developed into a larger beast. By the 90's it was a high-end city that everyone wanted to live in. Mostly the rich and powerful got the rights to live in the good parts of the city, while everyone else got the scraps. It's a fairly elitist city.
Fast forward to 2013, Verthaven the city has a wide variety of people and sights. It has all sorts of Casinos, Nightclubs, High-end restaurants all in the down town area. Despite all the high-class and hype about the city being the greatest in America it's a pretty crime-ridden and corrupt city. Mafia's and high-end criminal organizations get free reign to run about in the city as long as they're subtle and don't get arrested. Small time criminals don't get this privilege. The rest of the city -outside of the down town, beach, and areas owned by the rich- is best described as "meh" by the natives. It isn't anything special other than rivers running through most of the neighborhoods--- most of them are dirty anyway. Then there's the ghetto. There's nothing to say about it than it's literally the worst parts of the city.
((Yeah, once we get IC-side we're going to make up the place as we go along))
1. The usual rules; No Godmodding, Metagaming, Powerplaying, Mary Sues, etc. You should know these by now.
2. I hold the full ability to reject characters for any reason I want to.
3. Characters are allowed to kill each other if the circumstances are okay. Such as if a fight breaks out. No going around killing characters because they looked at you funny. Also, I have the full right and ability to kill your character off for my amusement.
4. Swearing, Drugs, Alcohol and sex are all allowed to an extent. Don't go overboard and I won't yell at you. I won't allow sex IC-side, fade to black or etc.
5. Try to keep things believable, please.
6. Try to make your characters at least slightly normal. I mean I don't want any super heroes or unstoppable military trained super heroes.
7. The Government is fully aware of the existence of Meta-humans. They just don't openly persecute all of them yet. They only go after the ones that have been discovered or abuse their powers. Though, they keep tabs on as many mutants as they can.
8. If your character goes out and does things that gets him/her/it killed then they will very well die.
9. You can make as many characters as you think you can handle. If it gets ridiculous I'll step in and tell you no.
10. Keep the mutant NPCs to a minimal. You can make any NPC you desire but if you want him/her to be a mutant PM me about it and I'll give my expert opinion. Of course this will be null if you plan on making this NPC a character.
11. Literacy my good lads. I expect a paragraph of at least five sentences for every post. I also want understandable grammar/spelling. If I see one... one sentence post then somebody's going to get hit. Really, hard.
12. Now, here's a tricky one: I'm not going to approve of generic/gary sue powers such as Fire Manipluation or Super Speed. Why? Because I've seen it quite a bit and while they are useful power., I want to see something at least different as they appear in everything.
13. I'll allow any power as long as it isn't unreasonable and fair. The more creative the better. Time Travel and Mind Control are immediately out of the question.
14. I also hold the full right to tell you to change/limit your power in any way I feel like.
15. In the sheet you will cut the power section out and send it to me and me alone (via PM) as you will be keeping your character's power a secret not only IC, but from your fellow RP'ers. Heavily consider thinking through your posts before posting them. You can however reveal bits and pieces of your character's power, or hint about it but for the love of god don't reveal your power unless the situation explicitly calls for it. I also ask that you write out in full detail about your character's power and once it is revealed then you add it to your sheet..
16. This site can help you with power ideas. Please describe your power in your own words, though.
Good? Let the games begin!
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