Hello Everyone, Ehb Here! For some reason I can't fall asleep until I throw this idea out here, so here I went and did it. Please Love Me, Or I Will Explode What is Love, But Truly Understanding Someone? What if, you built a character based on a single adjective? Please Love Me, Or I Will Explode delves into this question by putting an agglomeration of characters together in an RP with an objective and a deadline. The Objective is to have another character figure out the single world that represents your character the most. The EXACT one. All they have to go off of is the actions your character goes through throughout the RP. The RP has a defined Time Limit of one month, in reality. Meaning, once Midnight Hits on February 29th, if someone hasn't found your word already, then your character explodes, Kablooey. This RP is an experiment in seeing what happens when you put a real time limit on an Role-play. It's also an exercise in portraying a character who is true to a certain 'word' (Theme) that you build them off of. Despite what the title says, romance isn't necessarily as important as keeping yourself from exploding. It just kind of tries to make it Valentines Themey. Story Intro: Welcome Juvenile Purgatory! Oh boy, you have messed up big time kiddo. You died, and records say that it's YOUR OWN FAULT! You may think you have died in an accident, or you think you may have been an innocent killed unjustly, but rest assured, It's Definitely Your Own Fault. You may have noticed that there's a certain KEYWORD that seems to be stuck in your mind. That's your problem! You can blame that quality about you for being the thing that killed you off! So you want to 'pass on' now huh? Sure! We're a reasonable type. The keys to redemption right out of here are all yours! You just have to do one thing. In order for you to make up for your miscomings, you have to have someone else find out just what makes you so terrible. You need them to figure out Your Word. No need to rush, you have plenty of time to rot here while trying to figure it out. In fact, we STRONGLY ENCOURAGE you not to rush blindly; because, if you screw up 3 chances - or if you're really lazy and take too long, you will explode. Literally. At least you aren't in Adult Purgatory! The Governing Rules of the Word Game Are: Your Character Can NEVER Say Their Keyword. You (The Poster) can Never Use That Keyword in any of your posts, save for the one that confirms it. Being 'Saved' requires the player to say 'CHARACTERNAME, Your Word Is: KEYWORD'! To prevent foul play, your character has to say In Character: "I ACCEPT YOUR WORD" (or some variation thereof) before the other player attempts to guess said word. Your character cannot confirm or deny the accuracy of a word a player guesses before the attempt. The moment went someone attempts to guess your word is supposed be a figurative shot in the dark, their only guide being their own intuition and dedication. If anything that try to subvert this is noticed, the offending character may be exploded. Your Character Gets 3 Tries From 3 Different People. If people fail to guess your word 3 times in a row, you will automatically Explode. The theme keyword is something that you choose, and something only known between the GM and you. (Your complete character profile with the keyword will likely be sent to just me in a PM message before final acceptance.) Other Appealing Features: The RP takes places in a purgatory known as 'Normalton'. A small town where everybody knows each other. In the RP, all the characters have this 'everyone knows each other' sort of familiarity by default. Even new ones characters who come in after the first wave. Each RP 'day' is a holiday. Ranging from new years to 'talk like a pirate day'. All the characters live their day by day purgatories in this cycles of never-ending holidays as if it were completely normal. This RP is definitely something that is supposed just be done with (regardless of outcome) in the span of a month after start! Conclusion: An RP with a peculiar premise which can be zany or serious in equal measure. For the participant, a practice in building a character based on a single 'theme' and a test of their ability to faithfully portray it through their role-playing. For me, an experiment to see how faithful/dedicated a player-base can be if there's an actual time-limit. Again, I welcome you to discuss how hopeless this is / what is unclear in what I've presented thus far, or even expressions of interest. That would be kind of nice. Even though I say the time limit is the end of February, I'm not in any real rush to actually release this RP, so the In Character Deadline for the story can be pushed back as needed at the RP's start. Additional Things Brought Up Thus Far How Will Sign Ups Work? / How Will The Story Play Out? Sign Up Where!? The 'Good To Go' for this rp is when 5 people express their interest/intent in joining. Allowing for a cast size of 6 at the start.