A relatively fine, Spring day. The LARP festival was about to go full-swing, but the GM wanted a quick, private roleplay to commemorate the third anniversary of the LARP group. Into the woods they went, with the GM happily describing the forest as a magical, fantasy elven retreat, and the rustling of squirrels as the hushed footsteps of orcs setting up an ambush. It was supposed to last only an hour, then the group would have returned to the main area to start the mass roleplay. The group was way too into the setting the GM had made, and spent a good three hours LARPing by themselves. Dusk had fallen the forest, and try as they might, the group couldn't make their way back to camp. Their GM had gone missing too, after he'd said he needed to take a leak. They heard a rustle from behind, and thought the GM had returned. It wasn't him. Instead, what came from the treeline was a horrendous orc, six feet tall, with heavily scarred features and grey, mottled skin. Dismissing this as a LARPer with extreme makeup skills, they asked for directions back to camp. What the orc gave in reply was a series of grunts, gurgles and growls. More orcs came from behind. The LARP group asked them nicely to stop roleplaying for a while, and for directions back to camp. They replied with throwing axes. One of the group was caught dead center in his chest, and he fell to the ground with a thud. With a scream, the group began to run, deep into the woods, afraid and alone. Setting! (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Setting! (open) Setting! (close) The world your LARP group has been thrown into is a mashup of various fantasy, steampunk, and magitek tropes and generic races. By the start of the roleplay, the group will have found a clearing out of the forest and away from the murderous orcs. What they meet though, will have them truly questioning their perception of reality. The LARP group, though unnamed, has been going on for three years, having monthly gatherings. Many members have come and gone, though the Game Master has been there from the very start. As such, your characters can already have friends in the group, or be complete newbies to the group, or even LARPing in general. They find out the characters and backstories they have made truly make an impact on their new world. Magic works there. More importantly, your magic works there. Someone who couldn't lift a five pound weight in real life can suddenly lift boulders! The fictional backgrounds the group has written for their characters and personas don't just exist in their imaginations. They happened in this world. The main plotline to the RP is to, obviously, go home. Myriad dangers stop them, however, namely the threat of looming death. When you die here, do you die for good? Character Sheets (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Character Sheets (open) Character Sheets (close) Name: Age: Gender: Appearance: (Their real appearance and the costume they wore when they went into the forest. Written, image, or both is accepted! Please write at least a bit, though. Anime images are fine, too.) Real Background: (Basically what they do for a living, hobbies (apart from LARPing, of course) and significant events in their life.) Character's Background: (Basically how you would write any character's backstory from any RP here in Iwaku! It doesn't have to be groundbreaking or good, in any sense, since technically you'll still be you, per se. In fact, it might be more realistic for someone new to roleplaying to make their 'character' overpowered and Mary-Sue-ish. (Though your real roleplaying shouldn't be so! You should use your good roleplaying to roleplay as a bad roleplayer, if you want!) (Also, be sure to add stuff like class and race! Any generic, well-known race. No homemade race, please. Sorry! And finally, don't add stuff like likes, dislikes, and personality to the backgrounds. (Character background is fine for this.) Just build your character as the game progresses.) RULES: Follow every Iwaku rule! Follow societal norms! Don't be a dick to others! Even if your character is a dick, make sure it's clear that your dickiness is directed to the character, not the person roleplaying them! Follow general RP guidelines! No godmodding, no mary-sues (except for that exception, stated in the character sheet section), no killing other characters without permission, etc. The posting expectations are at Beginner. This means that Beginners are totally allowed. But I expect them to learn, and I expect more experienced RPers to teach! (I will too, not saying that I'm particularly good) Things like making better characters, how to write better, etc. This is first and foremost an exploration game. To explore a new world, to do things you couldn't do normally, and to be who you always wanted to be. Although I am the GM, I'll take turns with people to make a new plot-arc or a place to discover and explore. At first, I'll do the first plot arc, just to set a base to work on. Then, when that quest or storyline is resolved, someone can volunteer if they feel they have an idea to share with everyone! Okay, this is a lot of rules, sorry. LAST one. I swear. I'm allowing you to add whatever you want to the world. It doesn't even have a name yet! I have not planned anything for the world. However, I do have a direction for it, and I want it to be paced. You can't have a group of newcomers to the world rescue a family from bandits, to have them immediately dispatch the world's oldest and evilest dragon! Also, no laser guns, aliens, robots, or that sort of thing, sorry. Just post whatever idea you have here, in the OOC thread. Even if the current plot-arc is still ongoing. Everyone can voice their opinion of it, try to make it so everyone is happy, and decide when to switch over to it after the current arc is done! This is a group roleplay! (PS, I lied about the previous one being the last rule.) Alright, five-six players, depending on the interest generated. Posting twice a week is what I'm asking for.