A wall of warmth hits you. Whiffs of caffeine and cocoa arouse your taste-buds as you take off your woollen gloves. You begin to relax a little as you take in the room's neutral tones and soft jazz music, the familiarity of the scene welcome. Perhaps you're here to get some work done, meet a friend, or just relax. Whatever you're here for, you know there's no place you'd rather do it. Sign-Ups Out Of Character In Character ~ I love the atmosphere of cafes: they are one of my favourite places to be. Thus I would like to do an RP where the basic setting is a cafe. I don't particularly mind the plot- I have several suggestions for what the aim of the RP could be, which I'll get onto in a moment- but I think it'd be nice to do a RP encompassing the atmosphere of a cafe. Development of character relationships would be the focal point of whatever plot is chosen rather than action, so this is the RP for you if you're interested in exploring character relationships in depth. This is because that tends to be the focus of what happens within an actual cafe- you're more likely to be having a friendly chat than slaying a dragon in your local cafe (I hope). I'm considering having a posting system where everything posted within X period of time in real life amounts to a certain period of in game time- for example, one day in real life may equate to 2 hours in game time, and thus if the cafe is open 6am to 8pm then one real life week would be one in game day (this is just an example, I may change what equates to what). This allows for people to post as often or infrequently as they wish without it stopping the RP from moving forwards, and also (hopefully) simulates what it's like having people pop in and out of an actual cafe. Your character could be at the cafe talking to people all day, or just in for an hour or so chatting to a particular person. So you can take part in this whatever your posting speed is, and presumably new players could easily join at any point in the RP. ~ So, we need a plot. I'm going to list several plot ideas (some fantasy, some not) below, and let you vote on which ones you prefer in the poll above. I'll chose the plot with the most votes unless I decide that there would be a major problem with making such a plot work, in which case I'll chose the second or third most popular. You can also suggest your own plot ideas, which I can add to this list and the poll. Without further ado, here are the plot ideas: 1- Real Life Romance Sim: Get a date before the date! In X period of time the cafe is going to be holding a special Valentines day event. Your job as a singleton is to get a date (or dates) to bring to the cafe's event before the day. Pretty simple plot, puts more focus on romantic relationships than platonic. Once the Valentines day event has been reached the romances can all be tied up within the event: after this point the RP can either end, or a new event with a new goal could be set (eg. Get a group of X friends together to enter the group-cosplay contest the cafe is holding on X date). 2- Transform Pretty Girls: Daily life of a magical girl. In the anime/manga Tokyo Mew Mew the magical girl protagonists spend a lot of their free time working at a cafe. This has inspired the idea of an RP which solely looks at the time magical girls/boy spend intermingling with civilians in a cafe. Perhaps a magical girl revealing that she was the one who saved you from that monster the other day will lead to a friendship... or perhaps a civilian will be angry you destroyed their house while fighting. 3- Tokyo Ghoul: Anteiku Cafe. Tokyo Ghoul is an anime/manga about superhuman beings who live hidden amongst human society. Why are they hidden? Because most humans hate ghouls as the only food ghouls can eat is humans. Anteiku cafe is one of the rare places where ghouls and humans can intermingle in peace. This RP would look at how ghouls and humans interact in an environment without violence, exploring the struggles differences between the races brings up. You wouldn't need to have read/seen Tokyo Ghoul for this, I will provide a sufficient explanation of what ghouls are and their general relationship with humans. 4- Ultimate Chaos: There is no plot. Characters just talk in a cafe. There is no ultimate aim or overarching plot. People just let their character develop relationships with others in the setting of a cafe. This would allow the most freedom, however I fear that having no aim could lead the RP easily dying. Still, if this is what everyone wants I would be happy to provide it.