INTEREST CHECK GROUP RP PLOTTING A Lovecraft-influenced magical girl RP

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Edgeknight
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Posting Speed
One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week
Writing Levels
Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Adept, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Female, Futanari, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I'm fine with both, as it can depend on the character and game. I do think I've got a bad habit developed st some point where I tend to avoid the spotlight when I should step into it, but I'm working on it. And when I decide there's been enough talk and it's time for action, I'll go out and do something.

I'm more used to tabletop RPGs where there's a GM and players, and while I'm comfortable in either role, when the expectation is for everyone to control NPCs or similar, I can flounder a bit as it's just not what I'm used to.
Favorite Genres
Scifi, anime, mecha, magical girl, superhero, cyberpunk, yuri
Genre You DON'T Like
Not too keen on traditional (Tolkein-style) fantasy, modern fantasy, or supernatural romance
The year is 2085. Fifty years ago, the Ashcroft Foundation shocked the world by revealing that magic was real, and they had harnessed its principles in new technology. The old gods have also taken notice, and now their cults are more active than ever. Operating in secret, they threaten to destabilize society and bring about the return of the Old Ones in a new era of madness. Fighting in a shadow war against them is the Eldritch Society, an international secret society dedicated to protecting the mortal world and driving back the advances of horrible deities. Their greatest warriors are tagers, people who have survived a powerful magical ritual and been bound in symbiosis with a "higher being," gaining incredible power.

A group of young women are about to be in the right place at the wrong time. A ritual gone out of control leaves them the unwitting subjects, and they have been found worthy by the alien beings summoned forth. They will have to learn how to use their new powers, and find allies in the shadow war quickly if they want to survive in a world of monsters. Because they are tagers, holy warriors, and they are destined to fight.

Welcome to the Strange Aeon.



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  • Your characters will be young women who have been granted incredible power, and dragged into what would normally be the concern of adults. Until they became tagers by accident, your characters probably didn't even know there was a secret war against the Old Ones, but now they won't be able to avoid it. And they still have to go to school and maintain a normal life.

    Your characters are still exceptional people on some level. Not anyone can be judged worthy by the "divine" beings that join with them to become tagers. It requires a certain amount of willpower and conviction.

    In addition to your character, you will also get to create their form and abilities when they change into a living, power-armored monstrous warrior. This isn't a monster girl sort of thing so much as just a full-on monster. Tagers are more like the guyver or Tekkaman blade.

  • The world is essentially a cyberpunk dystopian world, if everything in the Cthulhu Mythos was real. Humanity has developed arcane technology powered by magic, and the cult of Nyarlathotep has gone corporate. Megacorporations wield as much power as the New Earth Government, and cities are replaced by ultramodern arcologies. Environmentalism and conservation efforts are going strong. So is organized crime.

    The RP will take place in the Kojiki city. An ultramodern city in Japan, Kojiki is a safe and beautiful place, on the surface. But like the rest of the world, cults, sorcerers, and monsters lurk just beneath the surface. Your characters can move around discreetly in mortal society, and will need to do so to survive.

  • This RP is something of a bizarre pastiche of both magical girl anime and Mythos fiction. While there are definitely themes of Lovecraftian horror, the horror aspect may not be front and center. You're an eldritch super hero, after all. The overall expectation is also hopeful. Rather than despair and madness at humanity's insignificance, the focus is on humanity's ability to push back the night.

    There will be violence. There will probably also be graphic descriptions of gore. There may be swearing and depictions of drugs and alcohol use. This RP won't be extremely grim and gritty all the time, but it certainly has the potential to get dark at times.

    Themes of insanity will be at a relative minimum for the genre. The focus will be less on "you saw a deep one, roll SAN" and more on things like "When you tell people the guy next door is a monster, they think you're crazy." It's not that one is insane, merely that one knows some of the hidden truths of the world. There will be opportunity for introspection and the mental effects of the characters' situation on them. How do you react to fighting monsters? How does your symbiont influence you?

    The writing style I'm aiming for is somewhere around the casual level. Be able to write a paragraph or two, although feel free to write as much or as little as you want or need to. As a writer, I tend to go for shorter posts myself. I'd prefer posts be written in the third person. Collaborations for long conversations or other opportunities are fine, but there probably won't be a large focus on needing collabs.

    I expect a posting rate of about once a week. I'm not sure exactly how to describe things between a linear plot and a sandbox, but it's probably that you will have some freedom, but there will be some plot beats you'll need to choose how to confront and NPCs with their own agendas that will play out in certain ways if the PCs don't interfere. I will try to post at least once a week to try and move things along or start a new scene. I will not, conversely, wait for everyone to post if it would risk things staying quiet for too long.


There are things that I want to discuss or ask about, so that's what I'm doing here.

First, I would very much like a co-GM for this. Someone with whom I can bounce ideas around, and who can help keep me on a good posting schedule by cracking the whip on occasion gentle reminders or posting themselves. If you'd be interested, I'm happy to talk more about things.

General questions for everyone
  • What sort of plot lines would you like to see? Personal or otherwise.
  • Any specific villains, monsters, or gods you want to encounter?
  • Do you like the setting as it's currently presented?
  • Would things be better if the characters had a different origin, like they were all gathered and contacted directly by some sort of higher being that needs people to help it get things done?
  • How much do you want to worry about things like not being seen, careful planning, and other such things?
  • General preference on horror versus just being eldritch horror superheroes.
 
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Ariel

Senza tema d'infamia ti rispondo
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Group Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week
Writing Levels
Adept
Genders You Prefer Playing
Female, Primarily Prefer Female
So MGs meet CthulhuTech? I'd be willing to co-GM.
 

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Edgeknight
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Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Chat Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week
Writing Levels
Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Adept, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Female, Futanari, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I'm fine with both, as it can depend on the character and game. I do think I've got a bad habit developed st some point where I tend to avoid the spotlight when I should step into it, but I'm working on it. And when I decide there's been enough talk and it's time for action, I'll go out and do something.

I'm more used to tabletop RPGs where there's a GM and players, and while I'm comfortable in either role, when the expectation is for everyone to control NPCs or similar, I can flounder a bit as it's just not what I'm used to.
Favorite Genres
Scifi, anime, mecha, magical girl, superhero, cyberpunk, yuri
Genre You DON'T Like
Not too keen on traditional (Tolkein-style) fantasy, modern fantasy, or supernatural romance
Exactly that. The whole idea is actually based on an old CTech campaign I was in. I will admit that I'm not sure how much of the setting will survive what we'll be doing to it, but it is very much Cthulhutech.

Not sure if you want to discuss things here on in PMs, but I'm good with either, for figuring out GM planning things or whatnot.
 

Ariel

Senza tema d'infamia ti rispondo
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Exactly that. The whole idea is actually based on an old CTech campaign I was in. I will admit that I'm not sure how much of the setting will survive what we'll be doing to it, but it is very much Cthulhutech.

Not sure if you want to discuss things here on in PMs, but I'm good with either, for figuring out GM planning things or whatnot.
"Tager" was the giveaway.

I'm fine with general planning here, and shifting to PMs if there's anything we'd prefer players to find out in-game.
 

XC

Edgesquire
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Adaptable to both.
Favorite Genres
Urban fantasy, cyberpunk.
Genre You DON'T Like
I'm adaptable.
Can I be the Queen in Yellow?
 

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Edgeknight
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Posting Speed
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Writing Levels
Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Adept, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Female, Futanari, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I'm fine with both, as it can depend on the character and game. I do think I've got a bad habit developed st some point where I tend to avoid the spotlight when I should step into it, but I'm working on it. And when I decide there's been enough talk and it's time for action, I'll go out and do something.

I'm more used to tabletop RPGs where there's a GM and players, and while I'm comfortable in either role, when the expectation is for everyone to control NPCs or similar, I can flounder a bit as it's just not what I'm used to.
Favorite Genres
Scifi, anime, mecha, magical girl, superhero, cyberpunk, yuri
Genre You DON'T Like
Not too keen on traditional (Tolkein-style) fantasy, modern fantasy, or supernatural romance
"Tager" was the giveaway.

I'm fine with general planning here, and shifting to PMs if there's anything we'd prefer players to find out in-game.
It is one, and I'm fine with that. open discussion until it needs to not be is probably the way to go.

I think one thing I'd like to do that departs a bit is to add crazy sorcerers like the villains in Demonbane. It's just an interesting element and gives more options for supervillains. Also, variety from just dhoanoids all the time.

Can I be the Queen in Yellow?
I don't see why not. Beyond arguments that I don't feel like they hold water as it's just stuff from the "canon" setting, and I'm already gleefully throwing that out anyway.

I'm not likely to limit one's options on their character too much beyond appearance being more monstrous than monster girl. There are some tagers direct from the CthulhuTech RPG I'm ripping off, but people won't be limited to them as options. I will likely use them as examples, however.
 

Chilli Pepper

Edgebabby
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Intermediate, Adept
Genders You Prefer Playing
No Preferences
I'm not familiar with the canon, but if you're throwing that out anyway then hopefully I'm not at too much of a disadvantage.

Either way, I'd be interested in taking part if this gets started!
 

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Edgeknight
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Posting Speed
One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week
Writing Levels
Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Adept, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Female, Futanari, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I'm fine with both, as it can depend on the character and game. I do think I've got a bad habit developed st some point where I tend to avoid the spotlight when I should step into it, but I'm working on it. And when I decide there's been enough talk and it's time for action, I'll go out and do something.

I'm more used to tabletop RPGs where there's a GM and players, and while I'm comfortable in either role, when the expectation is for everyone to control NPCs or similar, I can flounder a bit as it's just not what I'm used to.
Favorite Genres
Scifi, anime, mecha, magical girl, superhero, cyberpunk, yuri
Genre You DON'T Like
Not too keen on traditional (Tolkein-style) fantasy, modern fantasy, or supernatural romance
I'll do my best to explain what one would need to know, but there's definitely no need to be familair with the tabletop game I'm using for inspiration.
 
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