Adulthood isn't what they said it would be. When we were kids it was easier. That was when we started our band, 'X', me and the crew. Jam in our parents' basements, write god-awful songs (seriously, they were bad), dream of making it big and seeing the world. Funny how things actually play out, huh? Now, we had this friend, Adrian. He was our guitarist and lead singer. And goddamn, he was good. Like, really good. Wrote all this music, all these songs, looked into his future and saw music stages, effectively. And for a while, it was all cool. We had a good time with it all. But then Adrian started pushing, wanting the band to start entering contests and battles, or to record demo tapes and other mad shit. The rest of us... weren't so hot on the idea. We liked just being a bunch of friends who played music together, not taking it too seriously just yet. So Adrian didn't quite get where we were coming from. Okay, that's an understatement. Let me try again. Adrian totally flipped his shit and quit the band. Life continued, Adrian moved away. College happened, we heard Adrian had made it big in New York or something. And now we're kinda just... here. Trapped in the waiting room between childhood and true adulthood. The world has lost it's innocence and charm, but we've not quite given up on being kids just yet. The compass isn't working anymore, and we've no idea where the hell we're going. Though responsibility beckons, we don't quite see the point. And just as we're trying to take 'X' more seriously by entering Toronto's biggest 'Battle of the Bands'... Adrian's back in town, and he's looking for revenge. Good thing we have ninja powers, really. * * * 'SUBSPACE' is a game where you play a bunch of young adults realising just how much adulthood sucks... in a world that runs on video game logic. You play a member (or associate) of a band named 'X' that has entered Toronto's 'Battle of the Bands' competition only to learn that the winner will be playing against the band of one Adrian, their former band-mate who's now their nemesis. Adrian's out to fuck them over in any way he can, but winning the contest leads to making it big in the Toronto scene. Of course, in a world that runs inexplicably on video game, nothing is ever terribly logical. So expect boss battles, epic showdowns and a lot of weird powers. And why do I keep referring to the band as 'X'? Because we'll be naming it together, silly. * * * [size=+2]THE RULES[/size] – Stick to Iwaku's already existing rules and what-not, guys, or else you'll make Diana cry – Try and post fairly regularly – Be ready to beat the GM (that's me) if he starts failing in his commitment – Make sure everything in-character is utterly bloody EPIC ...and that's about it, really. * * * [size=+2]CHARACTER CREATION[/size] Character creation's going to work rather... unusually in this game. As well as creating your character, people joining must also design an antagonist/enemy of the person who posted a character before them. Yes, that's right, you'll be designing your fellow players' nemesis', which should make for some interesting times. I'll post the main antagonist for my character sheet, and if necessary I'll design the antagonist of the last person to join (though I don't plan on closing apps for this one, so all should be well). Anyway, here goes. - CHARACTER SHEET Name: Gender: (Dude or Dudette?) Age: (20-something, please) Role in the Band: (What do you play/do/etc.?) Actual Job: (Delete as applicable) So what do you look like? (Post character's appearance; images preferred, as ever the use of anime will result in death by firing squad) Awesome. And what sort of a person are you? (Describe your character's personality, please) Sweet. Now what can you do, exactly? (What skills and knowledge bases do you have? What are your interests and so on?) Okay, but what can you REALLY do? (What bat-shit insane thing can you do for no inexplicable reason? Do you have a cybernetic arm, vegan-induced telekinesis etc.?) Nice. Tell me a little about your life. (BACKSTORY, MOFOS.) ANTAGONIST SHEET Name: Gender: Age: Occupation/Job/Reason For Existing: So what do they look like? Very menacing. And what sort of a person are they? What are they capable of? Alright, what are they REALLY capable of? And what's their reason for being so goddamn evil?