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Featured RoleplaysFeatured Interest Checks
Title: The World of Trinity
Trinity is ruled by five people, called the Legion. The Rebellion tries to free the people of Trinity. When new cosmic rips appear, three of the Legion chases down the new rebels. After a vigorous chase, the rebels get away from the Legion for now, but the battle doesn’t end.
Title: X-Men: Reborn
Professor X is dead.
It was going to happen eventually. He was a rather old man, defeated by none other than age. On his deathbed, he ordered all previous mutants at the academy for gifted youngsters to go out and seek their fortune; their work was done. The school was left to be empty, and only Xavier's lone son owned the place, born some years ago simply to keep the mutated strain in Professor X alive and continue his research. Left alone with the place, the new Professor X, now simply going by X, has decided to reopen the academy once more, for a new league of mutants, one's that may grow to combat Magneto, who has found a way to prolong his own lifespan, and has remained hidden for twenty years. Using Cerebro, X's device, built by his father to find other mutants, X sets out to build his own army. To each he finds that would qualify to be a teacher, he sends a letter, enclosed with information that proves the he has read their minds and the following note.
I know who you are. The enclosed information should prove that I may know more about you than yourself. You are not the only one of your kind. Join me, and together, we will raise an army of mutants, fighting for the good of mankind, and for the destruction of our enemies. Enclosed you will find plane tickets, subway fare, taxi credits, and other paid expenses to take you to my facilities. Chose to come, and together, we will harness your powers in ways you never thought possible.
After gathering and training his small band of teachers, X sends out the letters to the students, waiting patiently to finally fulfill his destiny, what he was created by his father to do.
Title: Tales of ConquestAdv. IC/Arena IC
The land was scarred. Ravaged first by war, then by creatures once thought to be myths, and finally by nature herself. No kingdom could withstand. There were no prophecies, no forewarning. There was death and destruction unending.
On the precipice of extinction, with humanity barely holding on, monsters retreated and nature calmed. Those few souls left on the mortal realm inherited the task to rebuild.
And rebuild we must.
The Wailing Years as this time came to be called took place a millenia ago. The land and seas have recovered. Humanity is growing again. No great empires or kingdoms have risen yet again though. That is about to change.
This is a vast nations-esque rp, with players having control of an alternate universe medieval House. There will be a separate thread opening up for players to partake in a tournament, as well as the main thread being focused on diplomacy. War is always possible, but will not be a main focus.
Focus is in on House narratives, in a more traditional story telling aspect.
Title: Dungeons and Dragons
A roleplay based on the popular table top game, Dungeons and Dragons
Natrelmon is a roleplay inspired by pokemon, but with creative flair and new movesets, as well as unique innate abilities for all Natrelmon.
Combat is a crucial part of this thread, and players will have to use wits and tactics in order to best opponents' Natrelmon. Each of our types have unique and interesting themes that must be used in order to gain the upper hand in battles, and combine them with the themes of other types. Combat is obviously very engaging.
As with Pokemon, people will need to catch the Natrelmon that they use. There is a dice-based system for this that the Admins control in order to randomly generate Natrelmon. Players will have to post their searchers in order to get a chance of obtaining a Natrelmon, able to post increased lengths - roleplaying with other players - in order to get Natrelmon they need.
Natrelmon has an intricate and engaging plot, with plenty of violence and deep, interesting sub-plots that players can influence and even create their own, allowing them to have a large sway over the path of the Roleplay's plot.
Title: Arise from the Ashes
*This Roleplay is not currently accepting people, but keep your eye on it! Promising Roleplay!
The world has become made smaller in the intervening years between 2012 AD and 4050 AD. Nuclear war has taken its toll upon civilization as many feared it would, and destroyed the world as we knew it.
Only a small region of the planet escaped direct bombardment, and it has taken this place, known to the time of 2012 as Australasia, to recover. The people of this region were thrown back to the Stone Age with the nuclear war, and only now, two thousand years later, have they finally reinvented the technology humans once had. Now, a diverse group of nations do battle over the small remnant that remains of the world. But much bloody conflict is to come before anyone reaches the goal of world conquest ... If anyone ever does.
Shoryu has started up his own tournament known as the Original Character Tournament. You can find the OCT here. He states that he will continue to accept characters, so if you are interested, jump in!
An invitation was sent too 1000's of fighters allover the world, speaking of a tournament, mentioning the rules, and explaining directions to crush the paper if they wanted to participate, to burn it if they wanted to decline. on crushing it certain chemicals in the paper would join and make a marker that would mix into their body to act as a marker for a teleporter that would shortly teleport them, as well an audible message 'you have 1 hour to prepare yourself before being teleported, suggest you get hands on whatever you wish to bring.... you'll be there a while."
Role Playing Discussion
Interesting discussions are always going on, come join in and chat about our mutual hobby
Arctos has begun an interesting discussion about listening to music while you Role Play? Do you? Don't you? What do you listen to, if you listen at all? Go and weigh in and maybe find some new music to inspire your writing.Featured Galleries
RPG has a lovely gallery section that doesn’t see enough use. If you have some scribbles lying around or some art you’d like to share start up a gallery and show people what you can do outside of an RP!
Music Gallery: Brooke's Music
BrookelynShoutsOut has a lovely gallery with some of her music. Go and listen to this talented member!
Writing Gallery: Reflection
MDK has a lovely piece about a childhood pet that is well worth taking a few minutes to read. You will be glad you did.Official ContestsDon’t forget about RPG’s Official Monthly contests Artists of the Month and Writer of the Month, the prize is a nifty colored user title. The contestants work really hard and put out some outstanding work. Stop by and check it out and while you are there don’t forget to Vote and Comment on the Contest entries, the more votes and comments, the more satisfying the victory is! We could always use more people. If you want to get involved and send in an entry, please see the Contest section of the site. Remember the more, the merrier!Last month’s AOTM’s Winner, Lillix
Last month’s WOTM Winner, wXw
An internal affair
Sometimes I wonder how I, Stomach, juror of endless cases, find myself sitting and watching, powerless, the unfolding of events. Pancreas, sleepy from the over-work of the last period, sits next to me, careless of how this one is going to be ruled.
Some time ago, Heart and Brain signed this contract again, the same usual contract: “Heart agrees to provide a standard rate for the entire period of the relationship, and Brain will not perform enquiries on the status of the involvement of any third parties with Heart”. Simple.
This time, however, Brain scheduled a private meeting with me and asked whether I could agree on a footnote together with Liver. It seemed harmless to commit to provide overage service upon request. Liver also had no objections. We were just not aware that Brain knew that Heart had signed another agreement with Intestine, the big guy.
In contrast to our agreement with Brain, this one read like a long service contract. It seemed that the purpose was to have Intestine acting as a guarantee of the agreement between Heart and Brain. Several notes and commas, and side notes, and addenda, and errata, contoured the main body of the contract. In other words: a mess. A mess as only Heart could do. Simply put, Intestine was to recall Brain activity on local issues according to an unnecessarily complicated list of conditions, with the exclusion of nameless exceptions.
After a while, we had this meeting with Liver and Pancreas. Pancreas is not exactly the kind of girl that would speak her issues out loud. Yet, in face of Liver complaints of the extra-work that Brain had assigned to the three of us, she just could not keep it any longer. She did not scream, she did not yell. She just made her point very clear: as her subcontract was with me and with me only, she was not going to respond of her performance with anybody else but me. She also added that I’d better not complain, else she would notify Heart of my agreement with Brain. Back then, I felt guilty and did not reply. However, I had the unpleasant sensation that I had overlooked something. Indeed I had!
Few moments ago, Liver sat as witness. Usual stuff. He had to clarify his role in the situation, recall the last time he had seen Heart, state whether he knew of the agreement between Heart and Brain. Then something happened, which surprised me. Liver was asked whether he and Heart had any relation of sort. Liver of course had none. Then he was asked whether he had any relation to Brain. Liver looked at me, grinned and again said he had none. He just claimed working extra hours on some tough products, which, according to his claim, were lost in the production, resulting in excess work of Heart for just nothing.
How smart! We shouldn’t have expected any less than this from Brain! The scum knew that, despite the restrictive contract, Heart was going to try the best. A couple more beats every now and then to give us all a good time and have us all push on Brain to let the barriers down. Was he really going to let Heart try? He certainly gave the poor thing the illusion of fairness by letting Heart to involve Intestine with the incomprehensible garble of conditions. Then, the stab came.
Liver and I, despite our past arguments, were brought to agree on working extra-time. Brain worked it smoothly, leveraging on the need to settle our old scores and to prove us considerate in providing the maximum for everybody. What was not clear from our contract was that we were going to work on nothing. So brilliant! Our purpose as pawns in the greater scheme, was to occupy Heart and wear it down, and put Intestine in constant alert, de facto driving it away from its controller role. So brilliant!
Now, the contract between Heart and Intestine has been unmasked, and Liver denies any involvement with Brain. Even better, Brain insists that Intestine was too distracted to provide Liver with the right stuff, and no one between Eye, the judge, or Aorta, the defending lawyer, will not ask me to confirm that I passed anything to Intestine, because I am in the jury. Most brilliant of all, Eye has insisted that I am in the jury. Eye! Who could be more corrupt and in favor of Brain than Eye? I still wonder how we all could have been so blind! Brain and Liver must have had this planned ever since. An absolute masterpiece!
I guess the case is closed. Brain has won.
At any rate, I did not really like this new guy: a very bad cook.__________________________________________________ ______________
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Next Guild News: January, 27th 2012