The 21st century. An era of technological advances that benefits all aspects of life, from medicine and transportation to fashion and luxury. One realm technology has extremely benefited is the world of video games. Millions of games have been developed since before the turn of the century but new technology has given rise to different platforms, mediums, and possibilities. If one has the drive and the degree, one can create an imaginative realm where anything can happen. Although riddled with controversies about promoting violence, unhealthy lifestyles, and sexism, video games do not pose a deadly threat to humanity. However in the booming metropolis of Yamashima, there have been reports of strange attacks that leave properties in shambles and victims suffering from a variety of injuries including gunshot wounds, electrocution, and all degrees of burns. Although each attack is different from the last, at least one victim from each report claims that they have seen the attacker before; in a video game. The Internet is abuzz with theories, the Yamashima police have no idea where to begin their investigation and the city government are failing to keep it’s citizens calm. Such a chaotic time calls for heroes, five to be exact. And they will rise to save their city, whether they want to or not… Info & Rules New to the forums but going to start swinging. This is an idea I’ve had for years that I wanted to try but never got around to doing. Basically this is going to be a satire making fun of magical girl tropes and video games with action, adventure, and romance themes mixed in. Although this will be overall light-headed, I still need to lay down a few rules: *No god-moding of course. *Graphic violence is listed in warnings, but nothing too gory. If you’re unsure of how gory, just run it by me first. *All sexually explicit content must be taken to the Libertine forums. *Explicit language is acceptable but be mindful of other people’s feelings about it. Don’t go too crazy with the language. *Be nice. No douchebaggery in or out of character forum. *Looking for intermediate to adept writers. Will be asked for a writing sample if your profile doesn't showcase this level of writing ability. (Intermediate to adept includes 85% correct spelling and grammar usage and an average post of 3-5 paragraphs. Paragraphs do not necessarily have to be super long but should help progress the story.) *Only one Magical Girl per roleplayer. *It is preferred that players play two characters (one magical girl and one potential love interest) but not a requirement. You have more of a chance being accepted if you have two characters though. Also, both characters do not have to be submitted at the same time. Work on your magical girl first then your love interest. The love interest characters will play a bigger role later in the RP so it’s alright if they don’t show up until later. *I’m lenient with most character creations. All I asked is for you to be an adept writer and create fleshed out, believable characters. If you have ideas for characters that you don’t think fit the criteria I have below, just PM me so we can discuss them. I might have missed some awesome plot ideas and what not. You might have cooler ideas. Let me know you’re excited for this role play. *Please be as consistent as possible with your posts. If 5 days to a week has gone by without any word from you in the IC or the OOC thread then I will have send a private message to nudge you. After another day or so without response (maximum of two days), I will be forced to bow you and your characters out of the roleplay. *All rules will be adhered and each player will be given one warning if they break any rule. Character Information Each Magical Girl will derive their power from a different genre of video games and element. These are the most basic of genres and does not encapsulate all video games but these were the genres that were the most workable to create attacks and things of that nature. It can be changed but you need to bring your argument as to why it should be this genre or that type instead of the ones listed below. Elements are first come first serve. Be creative with the combination that you pick~ Available Magical Girl Types Gunslinger (Represents FPS-type games) Fighter (Represents fighting games) Dancer (Represents dancing games and movement-based games) Adventurer (Represents RPGs) Racer (Represents racing/car games) Available Elements Fire Water Earth (can be “earth” like the ground or “earth” like plants) Wind Lightning Magical GIrl Skeleton Name: Age: (15-18) Appearance: (anime pictures please) Personality: Orientation: Likes: Dislikes: Extracurricular Activities: (very important since it will let me know what settings to create, like if they hang out at a restaurant one girl works at or if another owns a shrine. You get the picture) Short Bio: Magical Girl Type: Element: Costume: (can be a description or picture) Weapon: (usually her summoned weapon. Only one please) Attacks: (list about three named attacks and a short description of what they do) --- Other characters available to be are Love Interest, Villain, and Other. Love Interests play bigger roles later on. People who want to play Villain characters must PM me first. Other is just there because I can’t think of any other type that might be consistently played. However, if you know one then PM me the idea first before creating the character. So for now, the only Other Character skeleton available to complete without PM-ing me is Love Interest. Love Interest Skeleton: Name: Age: (take into consideration what character you’re playing. If Love Interest, the magical girls will be teenagers so nothing too old or too young. If Villain, you may play someone older. Other… can be anything.) Gender: Appearance: (anime picture please) Personality: Orientation: Likes: Dislikes: Extracurricular Activities: (Also important. Don’t use if you’re a Villain unless you have something tying your Villain’s extracurricular activities to their ) Short Bio: *QUICK NOTE ABOUT LOVE INTERESTS* They will not be paired up with your own Magical Hero. Instead, they will be romancing another Magical Hero. Whether the pairings will be set in stone before the roleplay or if you would like to see how your Hero interacts with potential Love Interests is up to you.