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- Jun 26, 2015
In the recent past, a programmer and former Pokémon trainer named Andromeda Jameson creates a video game for Silph Entertainment Software as a tech demo. Based upon the Digimon franchise, the game utilizes the same principles developed for the Porygon project to permit limitless, lifelike AI. Silph is so impressed with her work that they pursue a development license from Bandai Namco.
Now, Digimon World Online has taken the world by storm with its stunning graphics and gameplay. But, what Andromeda has kept secret from both players and Silph is that the game isn't just a game. Having been created using the Porygon technology—a technology that resulted in an actual lifeform—the Digital World, and all of the Digimon within it, are very real and alive. Not only that, it is even possible to physically enter and leave the Digital World at will with the right equipment.
Most shocking of all, however, is the fact that Digimon of the highest levels are potentially even more powerful than most legendary Pokémon. Coupled with the fact that they can, in theory, simply be programmed for total loyalty, this has made them highly desirable for use as weapons by the military of the United Pokémon Territories.
Having failed to hack the game's source code, the military has instead dispatched an operative designated "sonicstar229" into the Digital World to reprogram the Digimon one by one. Andromeda has done her best to fight back, but has unfortunately been driven into hiding.
In her place, the game has chosen you as one of its protectors. As both a Pokémon trainer and a DigiDestined, it will be up to you to master the monsters of both worlds and stop sonicstar229 from upsetting the balance of power.
In general, I have only three main rules:
1) No godmodding. If you don't know what that is, look it up.
2) No explicit sexual content. I know most of us are adults here, but not everyone wants to watch your characters doing the nasty in the middle of a combat-based RPG.
3) This RPG uses English dub terminology for both the Pokémon and Digimon elements, where available. Your character may express a differing preference in dialogue, but please stick to this model in narration to avoid confusion.
More specific rules are noted in the sections below.
This RPG uses the Pokémon world as the "real" world. The primary canon is that of the video games, with elements of the other continuities added in where appropriate or interesting. You may start in and explore any region up to Generation VII.
You can also start in and/or travel to real world locations (such as Japan or the United States) if desired, bearing in mind that wild Pokémon may only be encountered in the Pokémon regions until a proper method of predicting wild Pokémon patterns in Pokémon GO is determined.
The Digital World is located on a development server, far from the prying eyes of the game's regular players. On entering, you will first appear in the Primary Village on File Island, which is located in A-Sector, an area of the Digital World based on its appearance in Digimon Adventure and other materials from that era. There are also T-, F-, S- and X-Sectors based on subsequent media, but they are currently inaccessible due to sonicstar229 shutting down their access points. These may be brought back online as the game progresses.
This is a fairly open-world game with few limits on where you can go or what you can do.
Combat is turn-based and officiated by the GM (that's me). You declare your move, your opponent declares their move, then I tell you the result. Pretty simple, right? If there are more than two combatants, please make sure I know who all is participating. Pokémon and Digimon may not attack humans or vice versa.
Human-on-human combat is permitted, but has no associated gameplay mechanics. I ask only that you refrain from godmodding.
Most of the core series Pokémon games' mechanics, such as levels, the stat system and basic combat mechanics, are ported over to this RPG, along with several additions from spinoff media. The same mechanics are also applied to Digimon, with some unique twists. The possibilities are pretty broad, so I won't try to list them all here. If you have a question about a specific feature, you need only ask.
Items can be purchased in shops or via the D-Terminal, or can be dropped by defeated opponents. Wild Pokémon can be caught the same way as in the handheld games, while defeated Digimon may randomly offer to join you. Digimon may be stored in the D-Terminal for convenience.
I will keep track of just about everything behind the scenes. You may still wish to keep your own record of your party and inventory, however.
Characters begin with one thousand Pokémon Dollars (₱1,000), a Pokédex, any desired Pokémon apps, one Potion, five Poké Balls, a Digivice and a D-Terminal. You are not limited to one character, and may submit as many as you feel you can reasonably keep track of. All characters must be human, and must be original. Please wait to be approved before you begin playing.
Username: Your forum username goes here.
Name: Your character's name.
Nickname (Optional): If your character has a nickname, this is where it goes.
Age: Your character's age. Older children and adolescents are encouraged, but there is no law against adult DigiDestined.
Sex: Your character's biological sex.
Gender (Optional): Your character's psychological gender, if different from their sex.
Nationality: Your character's country of origin and/or citizenship. Can be one of the Pokémon regions or a real world location.
Starter Pokémon: You may start with one non-legendary, non-glitch Pokémon at a Baby or Basic evolutionary stage. Phione counts as a legendary for the purposes of the game, and is therefore disallowed. YOU MAY NOT START WITH A SHINY POKÉMON. All starter Pokémon start at level 5.
First Digimon Partner: This can be any Fresh-level Digimon EXCEPT for Arukadhimon, Jyarimon or Poyomon, for story reasons. All first Digimon partners start at level 1.
Pokémon Apps (Optional): You may have any combination of the following: P★DA, Pokégear, PokéNav/PokéNav Plus, Pokétch, C-Gear/Xtransceiver, Player Search System/Holo Caster
Appearance: Your character's appearance. Please try to be as detailed as possible.
Personality: Your character's personality/disposition. Please try to be as detailed as possible.
History: Your character's backstory. Please try to be as detailed as possible.
Celia "Lia" Kurogami — Alex64
David Kruis — saifors
Pearce Williams — Clawwer
Oliver and Marjorie Harwick — Exodd