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The Hunger Games
The goal of this RP is not to win. The goal is to
- Collectively, as a team, tell the most compelling story possible and
- Individually, to get the most points.
Points will be awarded by the GM(s?) to each RPer when the Games are over based on their contribution to the story. The goal of this thread is to discuss the different awards and how many points each should be worth, so that everything is fair. Here is the current list of awards (which will be updated as the discussion goes on):
Each of the following may only be given to one RPer.
Best writer: 20 points
Best character development: 15 points (A character who changes and improves some character trait as the story progresses)
Most balanced character: 15 points (A character who loses just as much as he wins)
Best moral/theme: 15 points (A story that, when viewed as a whole, has an outstanding overall moral or theme)
Most strategic character: 10 points (A well played crafty/tricky character)
Tragic events: 10 points (The character with the most tragic, ironic death.)
Are you Crazy!?: 10 points (A character who has the perfect psychotic breakdown)
All you need is love: 10 points (A character that only tried to help)
"That buff guy": 10 points (A well played big buff character)
"The underdog": 10 points (A well played underdog or wimpy character)
Died first/second/third/fourth/fifth: 10 points
Died sixth/seventh/eighth: 5 points
All of the following may be given to multiple RPers.
Died in blood bath: 35 points (Too make it fair for people who die early on)
Participation: 30 points (Earned by participating. Yes, free points, just because)
Great RPer: 15 points (This refers to you as a human being. You can earn this by being kind, considerate, and humble with your IC decisions and OOC content)
Thought provoking: 15 points (Your character made some very interesting points, either via thoughts or the way he acts)
Naive: 10 points (Killed by a character you spared)
Lover: 5 points (Character involved in a romance)
Great writer: 5 points (Your literary content is phenomenal)
I cried when you died: 5 points (Also self explanitory)
Death by bottomless pit: 5 points (Self explanitory)
Death by tracker jacker: 5 points (Self explanitory)
Made a bad pun somewhere, somehow: 1 point (Again, self explanitory...)
The idea is that even if you die early on, you could still win (by getting the most points) if you're an excellent writer/RPer.
ORDER OF OPERATIONS
- This is the 33rd Hunger Games, if it really matters.
- Until the games begin, everything in your IC posts must occur before the games, up until the point of the countdown reaching 0 (reapings, alliances, other background stuff etc...).
- Feel free to form alliances on this thread or in PMs
- I am the main GM. Anything I say goes. If you are interested in being a GM, PM me and we'll talk about it.
- GMs can post Events (such as the games beginning or a feast etc...)
- The games do not begin until I post an Event stating they do (which won't be until all characters have posted at least one introductory post).
- New characters/RPers will be accepted until the games actually begin, at which point the RP will be closed. 24 max.
- The victor will be chosen by me when the games begin. Do not kill the victor.
- If you are not the victor, you will die. This will help everyone to focus on the story aspect. Make your inevitable death poetic!
- You must report your coordinates on the map after each post, along with where you are in the square (Center, N, S, E, W, NW, NE etc...). Yeah, it's a crappy map made in MS paint, but it'll help a lot with the overall realism and consistency.
- Brown is trees, green is grass, blue is water, gray is stone.
- Red is tracker jacker nest.
- Pretty standard map, and don't feel like you have to follow it exactly, but it's a fairly detailed guide.
- Oh yeah, and purple is a random bottomless hole.
- The arena is also surrounded by a bottomless hole.
- The yellow circle is the center.
- Until the games begin, the map may be subject to change. Feel free to suggest changes!
- Each grid space is approximately a quarter of a mile.
- Include "may the odds be ever in your favor" in your CS to prove you read all this.
Link to map
- The Games aren't all about killing. Survival is a huge part too.
- Even if you're in an alliance, the majority of most of your posts will (generally) be your character thinking or talking to themself.
- Take your time. The goal is not to be the last tribute alive, it's to be the best writer possible.
CHARACTER SHEET We are no longer accepting applicants.
- Appearance: (even if you use a picture, please provide at least a brief text description)
- District 1
- Male:Name: Jason Edgeworth
Appearance: Jason is standing tall at 6'2", but is not overly bulky, bearing instead a lean musculature. He wears his pitch black hair spiky and fairly short. He shaves his facial hair. His skin is tanned from the hours spent training in the heat, and his forearms bear numerous scars. His eyes are deep black and rather large, and his nose is small and delicate.
Personality: Jason is naturally manipulative and shrewd, with a knack for setting himself up as a leader. He talks much, but of himself reveals little, usually spending his dialogues either convincing someone to think the same way he does or persuading them into obeying him. When in danger, he does not falter, but neither does he rush in foolishly - for he knows this is not how Hunger Games are won. Despite his arrogance, selfishness and penchant for control, Jason is not cruel. He will never torture another Tribute, rather being more likely to end their lives as quickly and painlessly as possible. He willl abide by alliances as long as they serve him - not blindsiding people randomly, but not sticking with it if it becomes problematic either. In the end, Jason is a utilitarian.
Experience: Jason has been training specifically for the Hunger Games since he was 9. This includes swimming, tree climbing, general woods survival, outdoors cooking, expertise with various melee and ranged weapons and hand to hand combat. He is most talented with a sword or spear, and has a great deal of endurance to effort, hunger, thirst and heat. All that said, his strength, albeit above average, is nothing amazing, something Jason is painfully aware of due to his lean build. To mitigate it, he has trained in obstacle fields to ensure that he will be the first to arrive at the Cornucopia and arm himself.
Note: Jason's brother, Riley Edgeworth, 22 years old, won the hunger games 5 years ago. He was a volunteer, just as his younger brother.
- Female: - none -
- District 2
- Male:Name: Mason Serpens
A broad-shouldered young boy, Mason stands a meager 5' 2". Proportionately, he has long legs and arms, though his small stature doesn't properly exhibit this. It's projected that given another two years, he'd likely hit his growth spurt and tower over others. Through a literal lifetime of training, he has achieved a peak physical condition, lending an exquisite musculature to his disposal that betrays his youth. His face is highlighted with bright green eyes, seated beneath a long head of straight, brown hair.
Personality: Juvenile. Naive. Light hearted. These three traits are what have been regarded as Mason's key weaknesses. He exhibits an overeagerness to learn, trust, and horseplay that hinders his ability to exceed in the games. He is very sociable and genuinely enjoys making friends. What he lacks in maturity, he mends with discipline and dedication.
Born to a jeweler and gem worker, Mason's life was surrounded by beauty. His parents took great pride in their work and their passion for the profession showed in each and every piece. It was a very fruitful endeavor, largely in part to the Capitol's taste in excessive and outrageous goods, and as such Mason lacked nothing. His parents decided, even before his birth, to dedicate his life to the Games as a testament to their devotion to the capitol. When he was born, they felt a familiar sense of pride in creation; another worthy gem for the capitol to display.
His parents spared no time molding and shaping him through rigorous training with the best instructors available from the moment they felt he was able to comprehend -the ripe age of 3-. Previous victors grew to know him well and tutored him regularly. Over the years, he grew proficient with various weaponry, though his training primarily taught him to value everything as a weapon, thus he's generally far better suited unarmed and improvising with what's available. He has exhibited above average strength, stamina, and speed, but his strongest assets are his incredible balance, flexibility, and creativity. The former skillset allows for the latter to bring about rather unorthodox methods of attack which offers an unpredictability that may be vital. He was taught basic survival techniques as secondary tactics, but the priority was always to reach the cornucopia at all costs because a strong start is the best way to win.
Contrary to many career tributes, Mason has very little experience with killing. He's never hunted, though he has fished. Even still, he's only caught fish, never gutted or prepared them. He hadn't yet reached the stage in his training where he practiced killing. He was always reminded that he must, but it isn't something he's familiar with. Thus, while he has the capability to kill, he has no desire to, and would likely feel terribly for it. His training until now has been to effectively defeat and dispatch targets, so it is likely that is how he'll approach combat in the arena, rather than killing freely. Another difference between he and other careers is his age. Most careers volunteer much older, but Mason's over-eagerness brought about a decision many of his instructors disagreed with. With more time, he'd be far better prepared, but he felt ready now and insisted.
- Female: - none -
- District 3
- Male:Name: Gian Altverton
Appearance: He has a skinny build with little muscles but still has some. He is gold-haired, hazel-eyed and seemingly having a long, thin nose.
Personality: Friendly at most times, however his personality changes from time to time whenever he has experienced something good or bad. He definately knows how to fight, but he is not warlike, he did not volunteer for this, he hates the ones who volunteered for such horrors.
Experience: An overall good fighter, having experience in melee combat as he has trained, but only with a spear. He is very fast, so that would make him quite the hard target if you try to kill him with a bow or something. He's a worthless swimmer.
- Female: - none -
- District 4
Name: Aurin Marble
Appearance: Aurin is fairly average height, roughly six and a half feet. He has dark brown hair and dark blue eyes, along with a fairly muscular frame. His skin is tan from long days in the sun, and he all-in-all looks greatly like a hunter or farmer
Personality: Aurin is a very fun loving and caring persn. He only wants to help others and make others happy. In general, he hates his own life andwishes he didnt have to live, so when given the dilema of fighting in the Hunger Games, he wasnt terribly upset. He's always willing to help and try and make things better, though in the end he does try and hope for survival simply out of human instinct.
Expierence: Being from the fishing district, Aurin is skilled at fishing, small traps, gathering food, and is familiar with a spear. He is also a incredble swimmer.
- Female:Name: Celia (Sea-lee-uh) Fleming
Appearance: At 5 foot 6.5 inches, Celia's around average height. She's petite, but muscular (her job involved swimming all day and carrying massive nets and tridents around). She has chest-length brown hair, and sea-green eyes.
Personality: Celia isn't shy, but she's not exactly an extrovert either. She'll introduce herself or start a conversation with you if she has the need to, but she's perfectly content to be on her own. She's an artist and a dreamer. She's used to getting very few hours of sleep. She wakes up before dawn and gets back after dark most of the time, and then stays up the rest of the night sketching and painting. She usually tries to avoid conflict, but will kill if she has to, even if she regrets it later.
Experience: Extensive experience with ropes, nets, spears and tridents. She can set some pretty elaborate traps with a good length of rope.
- District 5
- Male:Name: Andrew Cross
Appearance: He is 5'10" and has a golden tan, he has short black hair that he parts to the left side of his face. One noticeable feature about him are his large that seem to stare at everything he looks at. He is rather lean but is well built, he doesn't like to show off until tested, letting people underestimate his strength.
Personality: Cross is an extremely analytical person, he's always looking and observing goings on around him to see what he can make off it. There are 2 sides to him that he shows at different times, one is a rather confident and outgoing guy but the other is when he's not trying to put on a show and focus on thinking, usually sliding his fingers along his jaw when trying to focus. Cross is by no means a coward, he'll fight someone to the death when he's forced to but he already accepted death the moment his name was called since statistically he doesn't believe he'd win if he tried to. Often times his strategy is to always make sure the area is in his favor before turning and fighting. The least noticeable detail about him, however, is that while to most people, he comes off arrogant and egotistical, he's just really impatient with dishonesty and people's lack of courtesy, honestly all he wants to do in the Hunger Games is find someone he believes deserves to win and increase their chances. Part of this is because he has a highly motivated sense of order and some degree of honor, he's not against betraying someone but only if he truly believes they're truly monsters and he won't kill someone he believes is the kind of person the world needs, however, he absolutely hates sadism and will hunt anyone who takes pleasure out of cruel pain.
For the last 3 years or so, A. Cross was toying with the idea of becoming a peacekeeper even though it was difficult to do so from District 5, it wasn't due to any love for the Capitol or the president, he just strongly believe society needed rules and laws to protect it . To this end, he did do some training, trying to form himself ethically and professionally to be able handle any difficult situation without a trace of corruption. When it comes to his physical prowess, he is extremely capable and lean but hides it because he prefers to get things done using his mind rather than resorting to animistic solutions. However, he didn't train for the hunger games, and by no means does he consider himself truly prepared compared to some of the higher districts, but enough that he could hold out and fight back. Andrew can do well with ruck marches and is especially fast when it comes to short sprints but has a weakness when it comes to extended cross country. For weapons, he's pretty effective with batons and before he was selected as tribute, he had a balisong that he never told anyone about, becoming extremely capable with it. Aside from all other things, he always tries to make the best of a situation and will run if necessary, but prefers to trap and ambush, doing whatever he can to plan ahead and outsmart his opponents.
- Female:Name: Safiya Rose
Appearance: Safiya is around five foot six inches with long blond hair that falls just around her shoulders. She maintains a petite mesomorphic body structure from frequent exercise primarily in running and cardio. She has blue eyes and soft facial features and her skin tone can only be described as white with an ever so slight darkness to it which prevents her from appearing pale or ghostly.
Personality: Safiya is a kind and honest individual who is often quiet around groups of people and will usually only really speak when spoken to directly. She likes to observe more then to be directly involved in whatever is going on and on a personal level she can be found to be great company and an easy to person to talk too. Many would say she's laid back, never really seeming to have a temper, however her temper is very real and can explode when constantly pushed and prodded at. When her temper does reveal itself it tends to be in a belittling lecture or rant at the person in question however more often then not she'll simply walk away then stand a full out confrontation.
Experience: Experience with Crossbows and bow type weaponry. She's also experienced with knives ranging from calving and fishing knives to throwing knives especially. Safiya is not very physically strong but compensates in speed and agility. This applies both to her movement and her adept knowledge of knives and bow weaponry. She also has a moderate knowledge for home brewed medicines and poultices.
- District 6
Name: Henjak Hardloper.
Appearance: Henjak is 5'8" tall, with long skinny limbs. His hair is reddish-brown and short, and his eyes are a dark green. He prides himself on looking completely ordinary and unobtrusive.
Personality: Henjak is very serious and stoic, and does not easily make jokes or laugh. He is rather antisocial, and prefers solitude to company. As a result, he tends to be rather selfish, and he looks out for himself before others. However, Henjak is also very brave and daring, and he is a quick thinker.
Experience: Henjak's specialty is running. Whether it's running steadily for miles on end, or sprinting away at top speed, Henjak has the legs and the fitness to do it. He is also a competent climber, and he has razor sharp reflexes. However, Henjak has very little experience with hand-to-hand fighting, and almost none with a ranged weapon. The only weapon he is remotely used to is a knife.
- Female: - none -
- District 7
- Male:Name: Will Snow
Gender : Male
Appearance: Will is 6ft 7 and has strong heavy set features. He he thickly muscled and has a wide frame from being so strong. He has dark brown hair and green eyes. On the left side of his face is a huge scar covering his cheek where a tree fell and cut it whilst he was cutting it. He also has strong hands with multiple scars from splinters and scrapes.
Personality: Will is a quite guy. Ever since getting the scar on his face that he received at the age of 5 when his dad cut down a tree and it barely missed will who was playing near it and cut the left side of his face. This coupled with the fact the Will was exceedingly tall for anyone in district 7 made him a outcast. Although this didn't affect Will he was happy to be by himself and go exploring in the forest. He soon grew a keen sense of right and wrong even though he was not exceptionally smart and came to the conclusion that the people bullying him were in the wrong and he felt no guilt when he fought back against a guy who thought to push Will by hitting him. However the consequences for doing so were severe as he ended up being unable to walk with out crutches for a year. From this he began strong willed albeit a bit slow witted but he makes up for that with his strength and his knowledge of the land.
Experience:The woods proved to have many challenges for Will over the year's from various berries that he just grabbed and ate which some nearly killed him. However he learnt which berries were dangerous and which ones were not by this trial and error method. Unbeknownst to him he probably should have died from eating some of those berries instead of getting incredibly sick as the only reason he didn't was due to him being incredibly large so the poisonous berries took longer to circulate their poison round his body. He also used this same mood around animals. Although he gained a keen sense of whether animals were friendly or not by judging their stance and their growls. As his love of the forest grew so did he and soon it was natural for him to become a lumber jack. With his huge body he soon had accompanying huge muscles and with hi cutting trees and carrying them around his endurance was high also. From his wood work class he learnt how to build wooden tools like axes, hammers and wooden stakes. He also learnt how to make wooden buildings with said self made tools. He is very good with an axe and strong enough to cut down trees fairly quickly with them. Coupled with his size he is not someone to be underestimated because of his slight lack of intelligence.
- Female:Name: Rhymer Herriot
Appearance: Medium length Black hair, heart shaped face, high cheekbones, thin lips, square jaw, round Hazel eyes and a deep bronze tan. She has a slight build, yet relatively strong arms for a teenaged girl which represent her assisting her Father and Brothers in woods.
Personality: She is an incredibly arrogant girl and attracts the attention of most boys of her age. She has a great ambition to become someone important in life and the games could give her that chance. She is clever for here age, but has always been intimidated by others cleverer than her. .Despite these flaws, she has a kind heart and is generous to her few friends.
Experience: She has had a normal district 7 childhood, which was focused upon learning how to chop down trees with her older Brothers. Her oldest Brother, Tristan, died in the Hunger games last year and this made her even more determined to win for the sake of her family. She is skilled at the Axe and knows which berries would be poisonous or not having lived in the woods all her life.
- District 8
- Male: - none -
- Female:Name: Monika Weaver
District: District 8
Appearance: Monika is slightly short for her age, with a skinny build. Her hair was once brown but working in an environment saturated with chemicals has almost turned it silver. Her eyes are a dull green. Her face, though there's nothing wrong with it, would only be called pretty by a very generous person. There is a lack of muscle to her when compared to career tributes or laborers, but she definitely isn't as malnourished or fragile as a tribute from one of the poorer districts.
Personality: Monika is not shy, timid or antisocial, but all her years of not speaking to everyone have stripped of the practice or confidence to strike up a conversation, so she may appear cold or antisocial. She really is a nice, sweet person underneath. She's just forgotten it. Monika is used to being surrounded by empty shells of people with no personality between them, so she won't weep for the deaths of those she doesn't know, and she doesn't know anyone. Monika is the type who would use the element of surprise rather than force or skill, and would have a very 'kill or be killed' approach to the Hunger games, though avoiding confrontation altogether and focusing on securing food and shelter would be a higher priority.
Experience: Having spent eight years working ridiculous and unfairly long shifts at a textile factory, she has built up her stamina to the point where she can run on two hours of sleep a night, and can stay awake for forty eight hours straight as long as she hasn't over-exerted herself physically or mentally. She has also spent a long time depraved of human contact besides a quick nod to another worker just to remind each other they aren't robots. Working with textiles has given her adeptness at sewing and knots, as well as a good knowledge of dyes and coloring agents. A makeshift blanket or a quilt of leaves for camouflage aren't outwith her capabilities. She has no skill at weapons, but any moron with a sharp stone can kill a person.
- District 9
- Male:Name: Caine Redwind
He has a thin build and the same eyes and hair of his sister. Because of her hard work he is better fed than most boys, which isn't saying much. He is a little short for his age and some people mistake him for being younger, but the numbers are what matter and although he looks too young for it his name was placed into the reaping ball.
Caine is quiet but not in the same manner as his sister. Caine is quiet to the effect that he is watching, listening and waiting. He hears and understands a whole lot more than people give him credit for. He loves his older sister, but sometimes resents her mother-hen ways. He is a rather serious boy and doesn't run around and play with the other children his age. But despite his nature he is still just a child, a child living in fear and with a desperate desire to live.
Experience: Since he is twelve, he doesn't have much experience. He is small and scrappy, meaning he can run like a bullet and he is hard to target and can easily slip away from people. But if he gets caught, there is no chance for survival since he has no muscle what so ever. But he is smart and will likely try to use his smallness to his advantage to make people think he is not worth their time. The odds just might be in his favor.
- Female:Name: Sage Redwind
Her skin is tanned from working in the fields and her hair is naturally sun-streaked, helped along by the capitol's stylists of course. Her eyes are chocolate brown, but if you look closer you can see other colors in them, such as a ring of yellow around the outside of the iris.
Personality: Sage is very responsible and a nurturer, a mothering type. She is quiet, but will stand up for herself and others if provoked. It takes a lot to make her angry, but once she is it takes a LONG time for her to get over it. She dreams of one day marrying, but feels guilty about bringing children into a world where she might have to watch them die in the Hunger Games. Ever since their mother died and their father lost his mind Sage has worked hard to care for herself and for her younger brother. He is the most important person in her life. She is praying that the odds will be in his favor.
Experience: hiding (from playing in grain fields), endurance and stamina (from working in grain fields), some strength from carrying sheaves of grain but not very much, can run great distances but not very fast, thinks on her feet very well
Among her weaknesses is the fact that she doesn't have a lot of weapons knowledge but knows how to handle a scythe (curved blade used for harvesting grain). Also since she is a nurturer she will protect and help the younger children, she wouldn't hesitate rushing into a confrontation to save them. some other weaknesses are mentioned above.
- District 10
- Male:Name: Sovrin Blackcattle
Appearance: Sovrin is reasonably well built, he has the body of a boy who engages in occasional exercise, however he is not particularly strong. All of his features are generally rather lean such as his narrow face and legs. His hair is a dirty brown color in a style that looks like it doesn't quite fit properly on his head. His eyes are dark brown and generally look cold and distant, his entire posture is pristine with him standing bolt upright at all times. The only clothes he is seen wearing is a long brown leather coat with a bull's head embroidered on the back.
Personality: He is generally cold and emotionless, he picks his friends entirely based on the strategic usefulness of them. He has no problems with killing animals and is willing to take a human life provided it is entirely necessary. He prides himself on his resourcefulness and cunning and always tries to move first and move fast.
Experience: Sovrin spent most of his childhood working in a slaughterhouse producing cattle for his district, this has left him desensitized however through this he has developed a proficiency with axes and cleavers. When not working in the slaughterhouse Sovrin would spend his time studying various different plants and animals, this has left him with a basic survival knowledge and the ability to make weak poisons provided certain herbs are available. Sovrin's lean structure gives him a small amount of agility alongside some speed however he prefers to stand his ground than run.
- Female: - none -
- District 11
- Male: - none -
- Female: - none -
- District 12
- Male: - none -
- Female: - none -