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I've seen threads like these used on various boards to varying degrees of success. With how inactive the RP board is currently, I figured that it wouldn't help to try something like this.

Basically, this is an interest check if you've got an RP idea. Post here with the idea, and see if any users or potential players reply to state their interest. This way time will be saved writing up the whole RP if no one wants to join.

Of course, this will only work if people actually use this thread, so folks, I highly encourage you to speak up if you're a writer or have any interest in RPing.
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As for ideas, I have a few.

I was thinking of trying some short term RPs. I feel like what scares some people away from role playing is the long term commitment. I thought that maybe if we do some shorter ones, writers who might not otherwise have RP'd might be more willing to give a game a try.

Most of them involve digimon only--no humans.

One I tried on another site once, involving newly hatched digimon just living it up in Primary Village. I would have introduced a minor plot, probably about baby snatchers or something, for there to be conflict, and once it was resolved, the RP would end. Playable levels would be Baby-Child.

Another I've been wanting to try is a village that's been cursed by an angry Goddess, where the inhabitants are turning into digi-zombies, and the only way to stop the spread is to kill the Goddess. Playable levels would be Child-Adult-Perfect.

A third involves a bunch of kids just running around in a city. Either they'd be orphans or part of a mini "gang" (nothing serious, just petty delinquencies. They could plan to rob a store or something and get wrapped up in something bigger than them, or they could be looking for a home or what not. Playable level would be Child only.

So yeah. Would anyone be interested in any of these? As I said, they'd be short term, and posts wouldn't have to be too long, just two or three paragraphs (as long as they are good posts, and don't come off as spam.)
 
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It's been almost a month since someone last posted in the RP section.
I'm planning on a Frontier RP,with a defined level structure:
H-Hybrid:Champion/Adult
B-Hybrid:Ultimate/Perfect
A-Hybrid:Mega/Ultimate
Z-Hybrid:Super Ultimate
And I have a few ideas;school of the Extraordinary,future 22XX,another planet quite isolated from Earth. Along with something called the "Maverick Complex"(if you know what I mean) that may or may not be in the final idea.
 

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I don't have any ideas and I really don't care what the RP is I just what to play it. So if you have any ideas you might as well post it, What with the inactivity in the RP section.
 

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Why don't you join Rex's game? It's pretty early on, definitely not too late to join in :p
 

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I'd be interested in some short-term RP's, and those last two ideas sound like good fun Ice, especially the second ^^ It's probably the commitment that makes me nervous; I'd hate to let the others down if I got too busy. I was set to do one RP here a few years ago, but it never got off the ground. This reminds me a bit of Pathfinder, and for an obvious reason I suppose. I enjoy that, so I'm sure I'd be able to immerse myself in a roleplay ^^
 

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hey guys,

New to this, but would like to participate in a short simple RPG so if anybody would like to join me let me know. I have an idea of a very simple story, if you guys are down, I will make a new post.

Key Aspects of the story:
- 3-4 players (keeping it simple)
- evolution will only be armor evolution
- final boss will be ultimate level digimon


Some general ideas about the story:
- Humans and digimon are at war in the human world for some time
- main characters are part of neutral party fighting to end the war
- War is led by 4 Ultimate level digimon Generals (story will only focus on the battle against one of the generals and depending on how the game goes, we can choose to either tackle the other three and ultimately end the whole story, or leave it open ended -- will depend on game chemistry)

So this is kind of like a short-side OVA story format. Anyway, if there are people interested I will make the posts :)
 

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Would the humans and digimon we play be actual chosen partners, bonded by the will of someone else, or just our "tamed" digimon? Are the other humans and digimon fighting each other? No digimon partners for them?

Hmm, I'm a little iffy on armor evolution only. Would it have to stick to canon? Like if I had a wormmon, would it only be wormmon's selection of armor evolutions? How would that work? I feel like it's kind of limiting but you may have a particular way of handling it that would circumvent the limitations.
 

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I really like that idea Feelix. Please post that :p

But queen has a point what if I choose hawkmon, and I want to digivolve to flamedramon. then what? I know that was a bad exaple but can you work that out?
 

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[quote author=Queen of Ice link=topic=15928.msg225450#msg225450 date=1329361473]
Would the humans and digimon we play be actual chosen partners, bonded by the will of someone else, or just our "tamed" digimon? Are the other humans and digimon fighting each other? No digimon partners for them?

Hmm, I'm a little iffy on armor evolution only. Would it have to stick to canon? Like if I had a wormmon, would it only be wormmon's selection of armor evolutions? How would that work? I feel like it's kind of limiting but you may have a particular way of handling it that would circumvent the limitations.
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I haven't really thought about it specifically, but I would probably say the digimon and humans will be more like partners or I guess the digimon will be our "tamed" partners. And the only humans and digimon partners other than the 3-4 main characters will be those that are in the neutral party that's fighting to end the war. Other than that, humans and digimon are fighting each other.

I chose armor evolution only because I like the variability aspect of it. Instead of the digimon being stuck to one evolution line, they can change into different types to better adapt to the situation. It was a really good idea in Digimon Adventure Zero Two that got dropped half way through the season, and I really like to bring it back. The focus in this story is using teamwork, variability of evolution, and strategy to beat the opponent rather than using sheer power or power from friendship (or something like that).

I was thinking the evolution can follow the trend listed on the digimon battle card games or as shown in the digi-egg digivolution chart on digimon wikia. I would like to say that I didn't really do my research because, I chose armor evolution with the idea that all rookie digimon can armor evolve into something (but that's not really the case). However, I would still like to go through with this idea and probably end up just having a selected few of rookies and modify the armor evolution line a little bit to give the players more freedom.
 

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Well, a lot of RPs use armor digimon as normal digimon, so what if we could use normal digimon as armor digimon?

So like, I could take whatever child digimon I'm using and use the armor egg of faith to evolve into Angemon or something.

Will the different eggs and such be available for all to use? Like shared between the neutral party? Because even if we have four players that'd be two each, and there would still be the rest of the NPC neutral party who would be using them too.
 

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[quote author=Queen of Ice link=topic=15928.msg225473#msg225473 date=1329393123]
Well, a lot of RPs use armor digimon as normal digimon, so what if we could use normal digimon as armor digimon?

So like, I could take whatever child digimon I'm using and use the armor egg of faith to evolve into Angemon or something.

Will the different eggs and such be available for all to use? Like shared between the neutral party? Because even if we have four players that'd be two each, and there would still be the rest of the NPC neutral party who would be using them too.
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I'm still brain storming the idea of sharing the digimentals with everybody and there are some pros and cons to the idea that I'm still trying to consider but initially I was going to have it shared between everybody but the characters will stick to two primary digimentals and every so often will request to trade a digimental with another character when the situation calls for it (during battle) AND they will be able to change their two primary (held in their portable devices) with the main HQ at different checkpoints in the story.

using a normal digimon as armor is a very good idea, but as for now, I want to keep the story simple and so I would rather just keep the armor digimon for armor digimon. The reason is I want the players to strategically engage with the limited selection and require players to discuss strategies to tackle a tough situation by being able to change roles in combat.

The more we talk about it, the more complex this proposal of mine is turning out. I don't think this is very simple anymore DX
 

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Haha. Nothing is ever as simple as it seems! Maybe the digimentals could be handled like in the digivice toys, where there's maybe a 'blueprint' of them inside and you're able to evolve with the blueprint. That way they could be 'shared'. Or maybe the organization only lets you download two to three at a time.

Well, I think you should be safe to go ahead and do a Sign-Up write up. It might be easier to get a grasp on once it's in a more solid form. Regardless I'm probably going to join in, I still have Laura I never really got to use. Looking forward to it ^^
 

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will do once I'm done brainstorming
 

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Well I was thinking about this for a long time, well...

What happens if humans are the digimon themselves like their human form is their intraining form.

Mine is this.

Kayla - is a human/wolf hybrid also in-training form.
DarkAgumon - Rookie
DarkGeoGreymon - Champion
DarkRizeGreymon - Ultimate
DarkWargreymon X - Mega
DarkVictoryGreymon - Super Ultimate
DarkAncientgreymon - Super Mega.

^ this is my line up.
 

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[quote author=Queen of Ice link=topic=15928.msg205907#msg205907 date=1299537550]
I was thinking of trying some short term RPs. I feel like what scares some people away from role playing is the long term commitment. I thought that maybe if we do some shorter ones, writers who might not otherwise have RP'd might be more willing to give a game a try.[/quote]
Yeah, that's definitely the case for myself, and I wouldn't be surprised if others feel that way too.
At least for the time being, I'm just lurking around the RP forum until I see something that I feel comfortable joining and stuff... .__.

As for the RP ideas in the OP, they all sound pretty good to me. The 'Digi-zombie' idea is especially intriguing to me. I can already see a pack of smaller-sized Digimon hiding out in abandoned buildings from hordes of Raremon, DexDorugamon, and SkullGreymon.... *shudder* >w<

Ideas I have... I have a few ideas that I sort of loosely assembled into a RP premise...
Basically, it combines a few aspects of the games and the show that aren't really used all that often... the main idea was something I thought of from watching that moron Marcus (Marasu in Japan I think?) punching various gigantic, enemy Digimon in Savers. (Seriously, that fool should be breaking every bone in his hand from punching guys like Okuwamon and Craniamon.) And then Digimon World 4 was pretty weird, where you have the monsters that can already fight for themselves.... using swords.... WTFhax?

But that gave me an interesting idea... why couldn't a Tamer fight alongside his/her Digimon, huh? Instead of giving equipment to Digimon like in the Digimon Story series, Digimon use other items and the human characters could arm themselves with little digi-blasters and swords (like you have in DW4) and such like that. Other optional factors are things like the DW2 Digi-Beetles, an idea that I thought was really neat as like a means of transportation and such (if you have a Digimon like Meramon or something that's not ideal for travel). If you're not familiar with Digi-Beetles, they're basically tanks with faces and with or without guns. And then the card system from Tamers or something...? But I have no idea how to integrate that.

So yeah, I don't really have a plot.... just concepts....
 

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@DarkVictoryGreymon - I don't know, it seems kind of weird to me. Maybe humans could really be part digimon, but there's a whole heck of a lot of extra stages there and I'm not quite getting how a human can be a wolf hybrid and have a dinosaur line ^^'

@DigiTamer Rikun - I've actually experimented a bit with both. I had cards going in Rise of the Firebird, and while it was fun, it was a lot of work too making sure it was kept balanced. As for humans using weapons, it's a lovely concept, and tons of RPs have done it. It really adds a lot of depth. The only issue I've run into is that most weapons require a decent amount of training to use properly, especially swords, so for humans to use them they would probably need to do that training, or at least have a background in it.
 

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@ Ice Queen: I hear you there, though I never really thought that mattered much... I suppose it depends on the context. If the RP is set in the real world, then training is definitely a must for weaponry and firearms and such. If the RP is set in the Digital World, however, I imagine that's less important, because the Digital World(s) of the anime are largely imagination-driven. (I'm remembering the scene from Tamers where Impmon's toy gun given to him by Mako transforms into the gigantic badass hand cannon :3) I imagine that the weaponry would be more simplified, too. Swords would be simple cyber-swords like the ones in DW4, and guns would be simple cartoony/digitized laser weapons, something that wouldn't require a lot of knowledge or experience to use. It should be something a kid, like the kids from Adventure or younger, should be able to use, and the tamers would be able to get better weapons depending on their level of personal growth or their relationship with their Digimon and such. I always imagine a Guardromon or something running like a digital chop shop or armory where you can buy things like that, haha.

I'm making this more complicated than it needs to be, but the gist of it is that they're simple weapons for the context of the Digital World, which doesn't follow real world logic... thus, experience to use weapons is probably not needed, because it's like a video game.

To quote RvB: "My sword? F%#$ yeah I know how to use it. What's there to know about 'swish swish stab'? It's a friggin' sword, dude. It's not a fighter jet."
 

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Mm, it's likely just stylistic differences. When I run RPs they tend to be on the realistic fantasy side so I do take training and such into consideration as a GM, even if the characters are in the digital world. That's just me though, I know that most other GMs won't do that :p
 

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Well then, you have fun with that! But it's not really my kind of thing ^^'
 
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