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A New SL RP?

Post by TriShade on Wed May 31, 2017 8:05 pm

With the collapse of ReBirth and the apparent halt of the Generic Trainer RP (from what I could tell reading a a few of the more recent posts on that thread), this section of the forum is left quite empty. This is quite sad as this was one of the more active sections (not counting pixel art). Therefore I think we need a new RP. However, my ideas always end up being too ambitious and it's better to find something everyone wants to do. I thought opening a thread specifically for discussion of starting a new one might be best. Perhaps once a few ideas have been created, we could vote on them? I also think two separate RPs would be a good idea. This would allow for a Pokemon-centric and non-Pokemon one or a more structured and less structured one.

Personally I would find a time period themed one to be interesting (the 20s and far future stick out to me), as well as alternate timelines. We could also use ideas from previous RPs, failed or successful. As a refresher, a few of these were:

- The Jelly RP: Started out as the most unstructured mess which was fun, medieval fantasy setting
        - Late Jelly RP: Became structured with planned plot
-  Operation 671cMM ''Murder Mansion'': A bunch of criminals in a house trying to be the last alive for a full pardon
- Discord: Crying Wolf: Murder mystery style with some extra stuff added on, very structured with a game master of sorts
- Wasteland: People society doesn't like get thrown in a Wasteland, some magic and stuff, chat-based
- Revenge on Rocket: Evil team rules everything
- ReBirth: Basically Hunger Games with the bubonic plague, ridiculously structured with multiple game masters who also participated
- Generic Trainer RP: As the title says, rolled dice for new plot points when got stuck, uses a custom battle system for battles

Man I got nostalgic thinking about some of these... Anyway, let's come up with some cool ideas and revive this section of the forum!


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Re: A New SL RP?

Post by Kindoflame on Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:12 pm

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Warning! My posts are always really long! You have been warned!:

...Hey, we're not dead yet! Also, we are about to enter a city, so this is an excellent point to join. All you need is to post your name and team. So far, the RP has been unstructured, but NGamerS wants it to be more structured. Personally, I am fine either way.

...The dice rolling actually works a lot better than you would expect, because the die is rolled 3 times and the person who did not decided what the options were cannot be the one who writes the next post. The first time we did it, the result was that Kind (my character) had to get into a trainer battle, but NGamerS had to write the next post. He solved this problem by having Nory (his character) being the opponent, a possibility I had never even crossed my mind.

...The second time I had to write about a gen. 7 Legendary seeing our party. This was a huge problem because I am still on Soul Silver for the games and the Battle Frontier for the show, so I was required to write about a Pokemon that I knew nothing about (Bulbapedia was not that helpful). I do not want to boast, by I think what I did was really creative. The requirement was that a Legendary Pokemon had to see the party, which is an event. What this means is that I could have this event take place off-page by only writing about the event's causes and effects. If there was no restriction, or if I was required to only to write about the Legendary of my chose, then this would have never happened. What is easily one of the best things I have written only exists because the dice restricted me. "Necessity is the mother of Invention."

...The biggest reason the RP is not going as well as it could is that out time-zones are 8 hours apart. There is only a small window each day that we can collaborate. The rest of the time we just have to guess how the other person's characters would act.

...Instead of Showdown, we are trying to make our own system that allows for more... unorthodox tactics. Right now it is buggy and confusing because any combat system made from scratch is going to be buggy and confusing. We also have not been able to test the system out, because of the time difference.
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Re: A New SL RP?

Post by TriShade on Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:42 pm

Oops... Sorry there, I guess I misinterpreted. I definitely mean to join it at some point since it's continuing. I'm just really picky about my characters I make. I'll try to finish that soon so I can join in the new city. One thing I wasn't sure about was the expected level range for the Pokémon so if you could clear that up, that'd be great.

Nonetheless, it would be nice to have two RPs for diversity but perhaps that could wait unless someone has an amazing idea that should be made into one right away. Depends on the interest, I guess.

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Re: A New SL RP?

Post by Kindoflame on Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:59 pm

I do not think that the leveling system from the games will transfer to the RP very well, and a new system has not been made yet. It may be easier to decide what your Pokemons' "level" should be by comparing them to our own Pokemon.

Everyone can agree that the weakest Pokemon is Chol the Larvitar, who is about 3 months old. NGamerS may not agree with anything else I am about to say though. Next strongest is Buckets the Barboach. A battle between Chol and Buckets was not a OHKO, even though there was a huge type advantage. Although he would lose, Buckets can hold his own against any of the party's other Pokemon. The second strongest is a 3 way tie between Shootaf the Quilava, Chaver the Scyther, and Amp the Flaffy. Shootaf morphed* about 3 months ago and Amp morphed 8 days ago. The strongest by a slight margin is Lil' Sev the Seviper.

Kind O. Lame's team is Chol, Shootaf, and Chaver. Nory's team is Buckets, Amp, and Lil' Sev. There is no restriction on the size of your team. The fact that Kind's and Nory's both have 3 Pokemon is a coincidence.

In case anyone did not know, anyone can join the RP at any time. All that you need is post your character's name and their team. The rules are that everything not in the game itself must be put in a spoiler, a post must be more than just a spoiler, thoughts are italicized, and "~the Pokemon language is formatted like this.~" Apart from that, anything goes.


*Everytime someone says 'evolved', the scientist in me dies a little.


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Re: A New SL RP?

Post by Karasugaming on Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:20 am

what if for the pokemon RP one whatever happens in the story is decided by a battle in the actual pokemon games just like how the SL Ginuine war worked whoever won the battle determined the outcome of the story for example
"Trainer A has defeated Trainer B because of this a dear friend will die" or "Trainer B has defeated Trainer A who has no become their ally"
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Re: A New SL RP?

Post by Kindoflame on Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:05 pm

The only problem I see with that is what would happen if some players are significantly better than the others. If everyone was about even though, like how it was in the Ginuine War, then that is an excellent idea. It would give people a real motivation to play at at their best.
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Re: A New SL RP?

Post by Karasugaming on Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:38 am

Kindoflame wrote:The only problem I see with that is what would happen if some players are significantly better than the others. If everyone was about even though, like how it was in the Ginuine War, then that is an excellent idea. It would give people a real motivation to play at at their best.
even if some players are significantly better than others that'd be ok I would encourage non competitive players to join in this kind of activity
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Re: A New SL RP?

Post by Kindoflame on Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:59 am

That is a good point. If it starts to become a problem, then we could always put handicaps on the people with the most badges.

Just to be clear, I think that disagreements over the direction the plot should go should be decided this way. The actual in-game battles I want to make a new battling system; something more flexible and more like the the shows battles. After all, the best part of any RP is when someone does something unexpected.
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Re: A New SL RP?

Post by NGamerS on Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:03 am

Hey. Hey people. Join the Generic Trainer RP. If you're into it. Do it.
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Re: A New SL RP?

Post by NGamerS on Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:10 am

Karasugaming wrote:
Kindoflame wrote:The only problem I see with that is what would happen if some players are significantly better than the others. If everyone was about even though, like how it was in the Ginuine War, then that is an excellent idea. It would give people a real motivation to play at at their best.
even if some players are significantly better than others that'd be ok I would encourage non competitive players to join in this kind of activity

An even greater problem is actually what stopped Kind and myself from doing this, and that is the fact that timezones are very hard to navigate around, especially if you have a busy schedule. Finding a spare half an hour to write in an RP forum is one thing, but organizing meet ups across the globe is a differant monster all in it's own.
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Re: A New SL RP?

Post by Kindoflame on Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:51 pm

One advantage the Generic Trainer RP has is that we are actually 8 hours apart. That means that anyone who joins must be less than 8 hours apart, unless they live in New Zealand or Kamchatka.*

*https://xkcd.com/1799/

P.S. I only know Kamchatka's name because of Risk. I'll bet $20 that this is true of anyone else reading this post.
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Re: A New SL RP?

Post by NGamerS on Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:10 am

Hey. People. Yes you. Join the Generic Trainer RP. It's sweet, trust me.Do it.
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Re: A New SL RP?

Post by Kindoflame on Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:33 pm

I am starting to think that the name of the Generic Trainer RP may be making recruitment difficult. Could a mod change it to something better. I vote for 'Super Awesome Pokemon RP' and the subtitle should be 'It's the Most Supercalifragilisticexpialidocic RP You've ever Seen!!'

P.S. In case anyone was wondering, you can join the RP as a Trainer or a Pokemon.
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Re: A New SL RP?

Post by Karasugaming on Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:28 am

NGamerS wrote:Hey. People. Yes you. Join the Generic Trainer RP. It's sweet, trust me.Do it.
you've already said this in this discussion and were discussing about creating a separate RP
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