OOC You think you’re on the verge of greatness. Most of the artistic youth of New York think so. The tales of all those who made it under worse circumstances are written all over the streets and on the subway walls. Most of your family probably would have preferred if you studied something more practical in college (if you even went to college). You have no real reason to believe that you won’t end up like the homeless people you pass by in the city every day, but the idea that you’ll be on the streets sounds ridiculous to you. You live way above your means, with more than nice clothing and exploring the active nightlife. Still, the weight of a rapidly increasing standard of living is suffocating you and the only thing keeping your dreams alive is your friends, who are experiencing the same thing. Three of them are in a punk rock band that is too raw to ever make it out of playing shows in small bars, but you never know. The rest of them are practicing various other art forms, trying to get noticed in any way they can. You all support each other however you can. Most of you met through Reiner, who isn’t particularly bright or talented, but nobody can help but love him for his charisma and confidence. He’s kept the group together since high school and it’s only grown and gotten stronger since. He bartends at a live music bar in Manhattan, which has become one of the main places for the group to get together after a long day’s work. The band occasionally plays there too. You may not be into the band’s style, but you relate to the music’s energy. It speaks to the vague feeling that the city is slowly pushing out people like you in favor of the rich and those annoying hipsters who weren’t even born here. But once the alcohol starts travelling through your bloodstream and you’re body is in motion beneath the lights, all that matters is that you’re together, and it feels like you’re standing with an army. My expectations/things I’m wondering about for this RP: As the title mentions, this is a slice of life RP and I really mean that in the truest sense. There’s no pre-determined story that I’m looking to tell here. I want this to be 100% driven by the characters and the things they do with each other. I’m thinking there will be a city-wide conflict that will change every now and then, but other than that my role as a GM should be pretty minimal if we’re doing this right. I’ll just be the guy deciding when there should be time skips. This will be an adept-level RP Since all of our characters are at least acquainted with each other, I would like to establish these relations OOC before getting started IC. I’m thinking this will be integrated into the sheets. These are some roles I had in mind: The Bassist/Lead Vocalist The Guitarist The Drummer *once band member roles are filled they may decide on a band name or I can pick one for them The Writer The Graffiti Artist The Actor/Actress The Cinematographer The Graphic Designer The Model The Fashion Designer The Dancer These roles are just what our characters are practicing and aspiring to be. They’re not already professionals at it. If you don’t like any of these, feel free to choose another and run it by me. If one is taken, I don’t want to see another of the same role until we have some diversity. ‘Not sure’ is an option. You can have as many characters as you like, but I wouldn’t recommend more than two at the start. My character will be the Photographer, so that one is taken. The age range of our characters will be 21-24. They’ll either be in college, already have a degree, or going for their masters. Or decide not to go to college at all. I’m wondering if this should be Libertine or not. I don’t think it needs to be, but if anybody feels it would benefit from that please say so. I probably forgot to mention something, but please feel free to ask me anything and express any opinions or thoughts that are on your mind.