Mystery, sci-fi, murder, missing people... Interested yet?
Well, since I fail to find an RP that truly captures my interest, I am once again forced to make my own. This time around I've given considerable thought to the plot and storyline so it will have a lot more direction than some of my other RPs. Of course, things can change depending on the players, but let's get the good part, shall we?
On a less-traveled road near a town whose name does not merit mention in a part of the country which is slightly further north than the rest, stands an ancient mansion; an old gothic house that has stood on its foundations for more than a hundred years. The lawn looks like it hasn’t been cut for that same length of time, the gardens which once blossomed with fragrant flowers are well overgrown and though a persistent plant pokes its head out from time to time to show its colorful petals, it is still unsightly to look at. The outside walls of the house are in need of a few coats of paint, and the roof seems to be in for repairs as well. No doubt it is drafty and unpleasant in wintertime and leaky when it rains in summertime.
Although the former description suggests that this house is abandoned, the opposite is true. For, not one year ago this sorry estate was purchased by a wealthy gentleman who moved in and—to everyone’s knowledge—never came out. No one knew who he was or where he had come from, and no one could put a name to his face. And it was a grand name too, with many letters following it, but those are less important at this time. For the man’s name was Dr. Johnathan Griffin, and a name was all anyone really knew about him...
Set in the year 1933, in a small town where not much happens, our dear Dr. Griffin having moved in just a short time previous is suspected of foul play. For the last several months people have begun to disappear without a trace. Some of them turned up dead not far from the town's outskirts and some never turned up at all. Although there is no hard evidence, local authorities suspect that the mysterious stranger has something to do with these seemingly unrelated murders and kidnappings, however, no one has dared confront him so far.
Interested yet? Well then you should probably read these:
>I don't much care about the length of posts, as long as they fit the "Casual" standard, convey what you want to CLEARLY and with proper grammar and spelling, and move the story along. REMEMBER the more you give, the more you receive.
>Romances can be great, as long as the storyline is not completely centered around it. Romance adds flavor to a story, and too much makes it bleg (imagine dumping a pound of salt all over your dinner and eating it, and you'll get a basic idea about what I mean.)
>I don't really do magic. At all. I mean, there can be magical elements (enchanted princess, unicorn, certain illusions, etc.) but I just hate those wizards that walk around turning people into birds. I mean c'mon, there's absolutely no challenge when your character can defeat the monster with a few words, and the only consequence is he gets TIRED. By the way, there's no magic in this RP, so I guess that was a little unnecessary.
>As far as language goes, I like it clean. I mean, if you absolutely HAVE to punctuate a sentence with a stong word I guess I'll let you get away with that... I don't wanna see profanities in every single sentence though, because it really does distract me from the character and the story. Besides, vulgarity is no substitute for wit, if all you can think to write is (*&% (*^$# %$##@#$$! I will begin to doubt your intelligence.
>Keep it real. You character cannot magically (remember what I said about magic earlier?) gain new skills overnight. They can train hard, or practice (a lot) and get really good at something. Unless they already had that ability or skill (which you should have mentioned in your CS); this rule mostly applies to more action/adventure stories.
>If you are no longer interested in an RP, let me know RIGHT AWAY so I can keep the story moving. I mean, if you just decide the RP is boring and ignor it, you're a big fat jerk.
>Bounding off that last one, if you haven't posted in a while I DO check to see if you've been online or actively posting elsewhere. If you're going to be away for a while, it's nice to let me know. I get that emergencies happen, unexpected things and that's okay. As a GM I just like to know in advance (if possible) if you can't post regularly.
>And the usual: no god-modding, power-playing, OOC bullying (friendly rivalry is okay), or unnecessary death threats and post your favorite flower when you reply to this thread so I know you've read all my rambling crap.
All right, now that we've got that over with, I'm looking for just a small group for Casual; anywhere from 2-4 players and this could possibly be a 1x1 if the other player was willing to be several characters. I'm thinking as far as roles we need a police chief, a detective, a journalist, and possibly just a curious civilian who always gets into trouble, and of course, our mysterious title character.
See also: http://roleplayerguild.com/showthrea...-limited-space