The Map & Compass [Steampunk/Fantasy RP]

How should the story start?

  • Start off in the prison ship in the present day.

    Votes: 8 66.7%
  • Start in the past to build character relationships in a brief prologue, before timeskipping.

    Votes: 4 33.3%

  • Total voters
    12
  • Poll closed .

Sketching101

Coup de Gravy!
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Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept
Preferred Character Gender
Male
Genres
Fantasy, Scifi, Mystery



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Are you looking for an action filled adventure? Do you want to cast reality bending magic with your pastry skills, or become a dragon? Do you want to explore how societies can be built? Or perhaps you simply want to have a magical jailbreak? Well, then, do I have something for you! (Yes, yes I do)

Welcome to the interest check for the Map & Compass RP, set in a world of magic, steampunk, and monsters. Our initial characters will each be a specific kind of mage called a “Polymorph”, someone born with the unique magical ability to consume and gain the physical and magical attributes of creatures that roam the world. You could be a noble, or a royal from the kingdom of Enia. Or you could be an anarchist from the world of Ithya. Either way, you’ve been caught and you’re being taken away to be purified. On the way, you’ll meet and team up with people you might’ve considered your most hated enemy, had you met in any conditions other than this. For now, you’re all siblings in chains.

If you wish to learn more about the world the RP is set in, check out the Lore page, or just ask me below/PM!

What would you prefer?
If you want to join, I’d like your input on something. I’m planning on starting the RP in one out of two ways:
  • Start on the prisoner transport ship, where characters can get acquainted with each other before the plot gets going.
  • Start much earlier in the characters’ lives. If you’re a mage from one of the kingdoms in the world, you can start off in a magic academy along with the others from the same background. Otherwise, if your character didn’t learn magic at an academy, you can write about their past along with other characters that might be in the same region at that time. If you’re from an anarchist commune, you could be undergoing magic training with the rest of the characters from the anarchist world of Ithya. The reason I was considering this is because I want our characters to be able to have some sort of a relationship, some sort of a connection.

If you’d prefer not to start with a prologue, then we can start off right where the plot’ll kick right up!

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE READ/PLAYED/WATCHED ANYTHING HERE FOR ANYTHING
I just thought I’d leave these here to give credit where credit is due
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The Dispossessed
 

fish-writer

chelmon rostratus
Invitation Status
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Posting Speed
1-3 posts per week, One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
Weekdays 9AM–8PM EST
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female, Transgender,
Genres
Medieval Fantasy, Scifi-Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Real World Magic, Romance, Slice of Life
I am interested! I'd prefer to start on the ship and maybe just plot with other players regarding their character relationships in the past. :)
 

Boo Girlie BoomBoom

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Invitation Status
Posting Speed
1-3 posts per week, One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige
Preferred Character Gender
Female, Primarily Prefer Female
Genres
Fantasy of all kinds★★!! Here's a list: modern/urban, magic and swords, otherworldly/fish out of water, faeries and unicorns, sometimes dark, sometimes superhero-ish, sometimes mixed with sci-fi. The Boo Girlie's always down for weird, wild or whimsical! Yayuh!! :3 Oh! And Sky Pirates too~~!!
Hey~hey~^^!!

Interested but just have to ask the regular rundown:


What is required:
~writing level?
~post frequency?
~face claim art style?
~max. number of RPers?

~Can we play multi charries?
~Is Discord required?
~Is there dice/stats use?

Thanks ya ;DDD




fish-writer fish-writer 'Sup bruh!!^^!!
 

Sketching101

Coup de Gravy!
Original poster
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept
Preferred Character Gender
Male
Genres
Fantasy, Scifi, Mystery
Hey~hey~^^!!

Interested but just have to ask the regular rundown:


What is required:
~writing level?
~post frequency?
~face claim art style?
~max. number of RPers?

~Can we play multi charries?
~Is Discord required?
~Is there dice/stats use?

Thanks ya ;DDD




fish-writer fish-writer 'Sup bruh!!^^!!
In order:
-Writing level: Medium-length posts, expect mostly proper punctuation
-Post frequency: Depends on how fast everyone else goes, but I try not to rush people. As long as you can keep your commitment, you can take your time.
-Face claim: Art style can vary. Ultra-realistic would be the one thing I would prefer not to have, but otherwise, I can't think of anything that's not viable.
-Max number of RPers: I'd say no more than 10-11 for now, but I doubt we'll reach that number
-Multiple characters: Yes, absolutely.
-Discord required: Recommended but not required
-Dice: No dice/stats

I hope that's helpful :) If you have further questions, feel free to ask
 
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Snowflake

Oatmeal Enthusiast
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Multiple posts per day, 1-3 posts per day, One post per day, 1-3 posts per week, One post per week
Online Availability
Late morning, evenings and late evenings in CET timezone
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female, Futanari
Genres
Space Opera, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Dark-Fantasy, but also open for most things.
Ayyy you don did it. Here to leave my bloopity bloop and be notified when things go up.
 
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Sketching101

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Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept
Preferred Character Gender
Male
Genres
Fantasy, Scifi, Mystery
UPDATE: Lore page now has some detail about the church of Ydran, the people of M&C, and the fauna!
 

Boo Girlie BoomBoom

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Invitation Status
Posting Speed
1-3 posts per week, One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige
Preferred Character Gender
Female, Primarily Prefer Female
Genres
Fantasy of all kinds★★!! Here's a list: modern/urban, magic and swords, otherworldly/fish out of water, faeries and unicorns, sometimes dark, sometimes superhero-ish, sometimes mixed with sci-fi. The Boo Girlie's always down for weird, wild or whimsical! Yayuh!! :3 Oh! And Sky Pirates too~~!!

Sketching101

Coup de Gravy!
Original poster
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept
Preferred Character Gender
Male
Genres
Fantasy, Scifi, Mystery
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Miriel

A lovely angel
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Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced
Preferred Character Gender
Primarily Prefer Female
Genres
Fantasy, Fandom
This seems promising, color me interested.
 
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chaosheart13

The Dreaming Caretaker
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Posting Speed
Speed of Light, One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
No Preferences
Genres
Anything really
Ooooh, I'm definitely interested for this!
 
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Nyther

Oh Lawd He Commin'
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Writing Levels
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Preferred Character Gender
Primarily Prefer Male
Interested
 
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Polaris North

Expert Lurker
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Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
No Preferences
Genres
Fantasy, Magical, Horror, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Ah, I'm interested! I'm coming back to the platform and I really think this is interesting to start with~
 
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Chaac

Edgebabby
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Preferred Character Gender
Primarily Prefer Male
This looks very interesting indeed!
 
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Jess Incognito

Edgepeasant
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Look for groups
Posting Speed
1-3 posts per week, One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Preferred Character Gender
No Preferences
Genres
Modern Fiction, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Historic/Period. I'm quite versatile and open. More prone to original content than fandoms, though base inspiration is welcome.
I'm interested!

As for input - I think the second option is super intriguing. It would definitely add some complexity to the mix.
I also think, however, that it would take a lot more dedication from folks. It may be worth plotting prior relationships together out of character (as fish-writer fish-writer suggested) and then limiting a 'before' to a certain number of posts, if any.

That's my two cents, but I'd still be completely on board (heh) for either starting point.
 
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Invitation Status
Posting Speed
1-3 posts per week, One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige
Preferred Character Gender
Female, Primarily Prefer Female
Genres
Fantasy of all kinds★★!! Here's a list: modern/urban, magic and swords, otherworldly/fish out of water, faeries and unicorns, sometimes dark, sometimes superhero-ish, sometimes mixed with sci-fi. The Boo Girlie's always down for weird, wild or whimsical! Yayuh!! :3 Oh! And Sky Pirates too~~!!
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Nyther

Oh Lawd He Commin'
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Posting Speed
1-3 posts per day, One post per day, 1-3 posts per week, One post per week
Online Availability
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Writing Levels
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Preferred Character Gender
Primarily Prefer Male
Yup yup yup
 
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Jess Incognito

Edgepeasant
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Posting Speed
1-3 posts per week, One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Preferred Character Gender
No Preferences
Genres
Modern Fiction, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Historic/Period. I'm quite versatile and open. More prone to original content than fandoms, though base inspiration is welcome.

Desert Bee

The Enemy Stand!!!
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Wow, this is amazingly put together >.> I really like the aesthetic of the world and magic. Just to make sure though, is this a Sequel RP to something you've done in the past? Saw the "Tome 2" thing and wondered. Was figuring that might be backup source material if I wanted to get more into the world. Er, btw, were you thinking of a particular RPer cap? If you'd like to keep players to a certain amount, that's cool. If not, I'm totally interested ^^
 
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