I'd also recommend taking a good read at how the game works in advance because oh boy did I write a lot of stuff lmao. Murder Tale VI: Space Jam Based around fuckin' Space Jam. A non-canon Murder Event, it will not fit into any place in the series chronology, and will be its own self-contained (badly-told) story. Keep this in mind when making your character, just in case. It may also be noted that the RP may or may not use a few characters from the film of which it is based around, but it will not necessarily be a continuation of the story, or anything like that. More a spin-off than anything else. Keep in mind that this is extremely experimental just for the sake of being experimental, if that makes sense. Synopsis Moron Mountain is an intergalactic amusement park with dwindling popularity, like most other amusement parks these days. Devising a scheme to increase their popularity again, the owner Mr. Swackhammer decides that it's high time to get with the times and include a kind of event that's all the rage these days. Basketball! Utilizing his new technology that allows him to reach the many different parts of the multiverse, he decides to abduct you, as well as many other people from different worlds across the multiverse, and have you play basketball against strangers alongside strangers! An epic tale of friendship, treachery, possibly love, and most definitely epic jams, you don't wanna miss this! Disclaimer: You probably should miss this. Notes 1. One thing that will make this drastically different from normal Murder Events is that all of the characters will be put into two different teams. One the sign-ups are complete, I will create two PMs for each team, where you will all be able to discuss tactics and who your very own Team Assassin will strike. 2. As a student, I'd like to say in advance that there won't be any GMing on my part on weekdays until around 3:30 PM CST at the earliest, though I'll likely be available for the majority of the days on weekends, not factoring in the possible homework and testing that I'll have to focus on as well. Still, this hopefully won't be too much of a problem, as this is meant to be a rather short event anyway. 3. You might notice that things like "Equipment" and "Powers" don't show up on the character sheet. I should note that while you will be able to use the powers and such outside of the basketball matches, but inside the matches themselves, your character will be filled up with SLAM SPIRIT to replace the powers and everyone will have relatively equal basketball skills as to make sure... Darth Vader doesn't easily stomp and outdunk Arya Stark or something. 4. Though OCs are allowed, duos are not allowed due to this being a team-oriented event. 5. Late sign-ups will not be accepted. I'll be closing these once the IC starts due to this being focused on the quantity of people in each team, and so on. 6. I'd highly advise joining the Murder Series group if you're a newcomer. You'll be able to interact with the other players there, among other people, in the chat thread, and keep up with the game in the RP Discussion thread as well! This is also useful to prevent any OOC talk inside the IC, which is greatly discouraged. Roles Player - The standard role. Your primary objectives are to win the games with your team and try to figure out who the Assassins are on the opposite team. Assassins - The equivalent of a normal Murder Event's "Traitor," though with a number of differences. There will be two Assassins, one on each Team, and the identity of the Assassin will be known to everyone on their respective team. Another note is that despite their names, the Assassins will only be inflicting injuries to their targets rather than outright murdering them like in other Murder events, and thus, rendering them unable to play in the basketball games. They will only be able to target someone who has already played in a game. Character Sheet Appearance: What does your character look like? Picture optional. Name: What is your character named, or what do they go by? Age: How old is your character? Canon: Where is your character from? Not needed if you are signing up as an OC. Personality: What's your character like? Backstory: What have they been through in their life? Rules 1. Naturally, Iwaku's rules apply here. 2. Knowledge of the previous Murder Games, or Space Jam for that matter, are not required to participate in this, especially since this is considered non-canon to the Murder Series itself. 3. As mentioned earlier, duos are not allowed since this is a team-oriented event. OCs are free game though. 4. I'd love for everyone vote every round, but I realize some people might just not have the time. At the very least, I want everyone to post at least once each round. As each round should last a few days at the least, that comes to posting at least once every few days, which is pretty fair I think. If you become inactive and don't post, your character will likely be eliminated in some manner. 5. As noted earlier, you will be able to use your character's powers as you please outside of the games, but they will be nullified during the matches and replaced with SLAM SPIRIT. The Games Because the system I have in mind is somewhat complicated, I may as well lay it out in advance just to make sure people get it and to avoid confusion just before a match, so if you think I'm unclear about something, feel free to ask me to elaborate and I'll try my best to do so! Emphasis on "try" anyway... Do note that not everyone be able to be in every game, due to the expected size of the cast. Thus, during a game, only some people might get chosen to play, while the others will be left to explore the points of interest like in a normal Murder Event. However, everyone will get the chance to participate in a game at least once by the end of the Tale. The field will be split up into four "sections," referred to as A, B, C, and D. Section A will be where Team 1's hoop will be, D will be Team 2's hoop, and B & C will be the spaces in between. You can only move up one section per post if you have the ball, mostly in order to give people from the other team (who happen to be in the same section you move to) a chance to steal the ball from you. If they succeed in stealing the ball from you, you will only be able to steal back once they move up another spot if you so desire. Only once they try and fail to steal the ball (or alternatively, five posts are made in the game with no attempt to steal) will you be able to move up another section. If you do not have the ball, you can move back all you want, so you're allowed to move from Section C to Section A in one post if you are on Team 1. As for moving forward, you can only move one section forward per post. However, you are allowed to double-post, so your character's speed / how fast you move across the field is dependent on your typing speed and determination. The game will be rather dependent on rolling die, as seen below: To steal a ball, simply end up in the same Section as the person with the ball, roll a die out of six, and call odds. Naturally, if you roll odds, you steal the ball, and if you roll evens, the target evades you. You cannot attempt to steal again until they move up another space. If you have the ball and if you so desire, you can also pass the ball to another one of your teammates. A dice roll will not be required to pass a ball, and a pass will be successful so long as you name the specific person you are passing to, and they respond by catching it. However, if an opponent is in the same section as the person whom the ball is being passed to, they are allowed to intercept the pass and catch the ball out of the air instead, so long as they roll a die out of six and call odds. However, regardless of whether or not the interceptor calls the die successfully, the interception will be negated instantly if the person whom the ball is being passed to posts first. Making a shot depends on where on the field you are at. For instance, if you are on Team 1 and you're standing at Section A where your own goal is, if you were to try to shoot the ball into the Team 2 goal all the way on Section D, roll a die out of six and call the exact number, rather than odds this time (five points). If you are on Section B, roll a die out of ten and call odds (four points). At Section C, roll a die out of six and call odds (three points). At Section D, you will be able to automatically make the shot via slam dunk (two points). In the event that you make a shot and fail, then the ball will end up in the section where the goal resides (If someone from Team 1 fails to make a shot, then the ball will still automatically end up in Section D). The ball will be open for anyone in the section to pick it up, and whoever posts first of picking it up will get it. The game will end once I call it. How long they will go will depend on the activity in the event. NEW RULE EFFECTIVE AS OF THE SECOND HALF OF THE FIRST MATCH: Your post contain at least a full sentence. I'm laughing my ass off as I type this but yeah. Take extra care to read the posts of others when you can! If I missed anything or so, feel free to ask! My brain gets fried thinking about this after so long. Cast List DapperDogman as Wild Dog (DC Comics) Krieg as Ty-kun (OC) The Tactician as Isaiah Mustafa (Old Spice) Archmage Jeremiah as Fluttershy (My Little Pony) C.T. as Revy (Black Lagoon) Bomb as Delphox (Pokemon) Hospes as Princess Buttercup (The Princess Bride) BarrenThin as Darth Shen (Star Wars) TheSpringwoodSlasher as Roberta (Black Lagoon) york as Tomoyo Sakagami (Clannad) OrlandoBloomers as Mogeko (Mogeko Castle) Sen as Emalf (The Gray Garden) Hana as Reficul (The Gray Garden) Gen. Gwazi Senpai as Terry Crews (Old Spice) The Great Detective as Coral (Splatoon) Kaykay as Eruna Ichinomiya (Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku) Jeremi as Blacker Baron (Anarchy Reigns) Lizzy as Blue (Wolf's Rain) DBZ7 as Eda (Black Lagoon) Schnee Corp Lawyer as Tiara (Fairy Fencer F) The Silver Paladin as Motoko Kusanagi (Ghost in the Shell) Crow as Mirei Hayasaka (iDOLM@STER) Yata as Jeanne (Bayonetta) ResistingTheEnlightened as Robert Lutece (BioShock) Saint Guillotine as Darius (League of Legends) Atomyk as Flo (Progressive) 26/???