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Old 05-16-2009, 11:26 PM   #1
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We've all asked ourselves what we'd do in an apocalyptic, survival-at-all-costs scenario at one point or another. Usually, that scenario has something to do with a societal collapse, a viral pandemic, or zombies--most often some combination of the three.

On the other hand, most of us haven't come up with any ideas for what to do when the threat isn't something that can be vaccinated or shotgunned. When the stampeding mob isn't composed of mindless corpses or mutants, but regular people scared out of their heads. When the end of everything you know comes at the hands of something vast, powerful...and very much alive.

Inspired by giant monster/disaster movies like Cloverfield (as well as the classics like Godzilla and King Kong) MONSTROUS puts players on the streets in the thick of a giant monster attack. It pits players' survival instincts to the ultimate test, the decisions they make and their ability to react to the unexpected making the difference between life and death. In a city gripped with panic and besieged by an unstoppable creature, there is only one objective: make it out alive.


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-The party will consist of player-created characters, while the Monster will be controlled by the GM. As the game progresses, the GM will also feed the party vital information via news reports and various NPCs, as well as stage major encounters and hazards for the players to deal with along the way.

-Similar to the Hype Horrors RPG, your character is encouraged to be a fictionalized extension of yourself. You can play as a created identity, of course, but the idea here is to test your own survival skills, not what stuff you can throw at the monster. You have no super-powers, no army of elite robot soldiers, no secret weapon that just happens to be the monster's weakness. Just your wits and your guts--and try not to lose either of those.

-No killing other party members, unless A) the survival of the rest of the party depends on it, and B) you PM the player in question and get their permission to do so.

-To add that extra element of chaos that would come with a whole city being destroyed, every day that the game is active, the GM will throw in a random encounter. These will be selected by the GM via dice-roll and a corresponding 'encounter table' (which will be prepared before the game starts), and may consist of anything from a simple car-crash, to a party member being eaten by the Monster itself. Only the GM knows what the potential encounters will be, so as to keep the party on their toes. In the event that the random encounter involves a party member dying, the player will be notified via PM and can ask for a re-roll to see if he/she survives.
(this is purely an experimental element; if it does not work or if enough players are against it, it will be scrapped)

-The game ends once the party is either out of the city, or has been wiped out.

-All other standard Hype RPG rules apply.

-Have fun!

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Character's Name:

Character's "speech" text: (font and color)

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Bio/Personality/Relevant Information:

Gear: (I.E. what does the character carry with him/her that may come in handy? And please be somewhat realistic)

How often do you plan on posting in this RPG?:


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Kyle Brown
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Belvedere

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THE MONSTER/everyone else
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Old 05-16-2009, 11:39 PM   #2
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Thinking about it...

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Old 05-16-2009, 11:47 PM   #3
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Dice-roll encounters, eh? Sounds interesting.

MONSTROUS RPG SIGN-UP FORM:

Player's Screenname: Master Bruce

Character's Name: Alex Campbell

Character's "speech" text: Navy, Bold Verdana

Occupation: Post-college graduate looking for an internship

Bio/Personality/Relevant Information: Alex had never been to the Big Apple in his life. A small town kid looking for bigger and better things, he thought he'd find them in college. But fate had other plans, as the only major he could salvage was a growing skill in computer graphics. Coming to Manhattan to apply for an internship at a big name company, Alex feels hopeful that he's finally on a breakthrough to mold his future.

Little does he know of the big things - literally - that lie ahead of him.

Gear: (I.E. what does the character carry with him/her that may come in handy? And please be somewhat realistic) Backpack fitted to carry a wireless laptop, along with a bottle of water, digital organizer, several ballpoint pens, and of course, his own personal resume.

What? He's trying to get a job, not fight randomly appearing giant lizards...

How often do you plan on posting in this RPG?: I did pretty well (for me) in the Zombie RPG, so given this is bound to be similar, I'd say twice a day at most.

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Old 05-16-2009, 11:50 PM   #4
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Player's Screenname: Eddie Brock

Character's Name: Kyle Brown

Character's "speech" text: Blue Arial Narrow

Occupation: Programmer at an unnamed software firm

Bio/Personality/Relevant Information: Kyle Brown had a bright future ahead of him. Coming out of college, he was on a fast track to be extremely successful in the field of computer programming. Kyle even had dreams of establishing his own software firm. Somewhere along the way, Kyle lost his dreams. The bills piled up, and he ended up taking a low-level job at a firm. Before he could realize it, Kyle was living a life that he hated.

Gear: PDA with Bluetooth, iPod, analog watch.

How often do you plan on posting in this RPG?: As many as it takes...to stay alive!

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Old 05-17-2009, 01:12 AM   #5
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MB and Eddie are both APPROVED.

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Old 05-17-2009, 12:44 PM   #6
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Character's Name: Matt Johnson

Character's "speech" text: (font and color) Georgia and green

Occupation: Newspaper reporter

Bio/Personality/Relevant Information: One of the most sucessful crime reporters in New York Post history, Matt Johnson is renowned for his stories, and the fact that he doesn't so much write about the crime, as he does write about the people behind the crime. The cops who clean up the crime, and those left devistated by the criminals. His articles on the loved ones affected by the 9/11 tradgedy earned him a Pulitzer Prize, and his latest article on a series of arsons is under consideration for another award. He's a dogged reporter who loves to get a scoop and won't stop until he's got his story.

Gear: Pen, notepad, digital recorder, digital camera, carrying case with laptop, and cellphone

How often do you plan on posting in this RPG?: Much as needed.

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Old 05-17-2009, 01:30 PM   #7
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Player's Screenname: Belvedere

Character's Name: Cameron Cropper

Character's "speech" text: Bold, Burgundy Lucida Sans Unicode

Occupation: Unemployed

Bio/Personality/Relevant Information: Cameron Cropper works in the "debt recovery" department of a leading energy company, he hates his job and resents his work mates as he believes himself intelectually above them. He carries around with him the letter an old flame wrote him before leaving for New York. One day he grows weary of the grind of the 9 to 5 and packs his bags, leaving Illinois behind to head for New York in search of the girl of his dreams and a new beginning.

Gear: Cell phone, house keys, $750 dollars, the letter, a map of New York and a diary which he's written in for the past few years or so.

How often do you plan on posting in this RPG?: As many times as needed.

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Character's Name: Jack Raven

Character's "speech" text: (font and color)Arial Dodgy Green

Occupation: College Student

Bio/Personality/Relevant Information: Jack has discovered the best part of college life involves drinking, partying, illicit substances and drunk girls with daddy issues. He's become a living legend on campus, although no one seems to be really sure what subjects he takes...

Gear: (I.E. what does the character carry with him/her that may come in handy? And please be somewhat realistic) Camera phone, beer.

How often do you plan on posting in this RPG?: Whenever I feel like it.

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Old 05-17-2009, 02:25 PM   #9
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Byrd, Belvedere,and Cats are APPROVED.

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Old 05-17-2009, 03:04 PM   #10
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How long will we go about our lives before the monster starts ****ing **** up?

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Old 05-17-2009, 03:14 PM   #11
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Player's Screenname: Gallagher

Character's Name: Iriquios Hodgson

Character's "speech" text: Brown Arial

Occupation: Amateur Musician

Bio/Personality/Relevant Information: Iriquios (Age 19) lives for his friends and family, saying that, he finds it hard to trust strangers and often ends up paranoid. A comedian and entertainer at heart he rarely shuts up.

Gear: A motorcycle he inherited from his father, a backpack (usually filled with some form of alcohol) a pocket knife and cellphone.

How often do you plan on posting in this RPG?: As many as I can

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How long will we go about our lives before the monster starts ****ing **** up?
Most likely just long enough to get your characters established and then get most of you into the same place. The game will probably start around mid-day, while the attack itself will be that night (in-game time, not IRL time).

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Old 05-18-2009, 07:44 PM   #14
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Gonna give it a couple more days to see if any stragglers sign up, before putting up the IC Thread.

The game goes live, Thursday night!

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Old 05-18-2009, 08:06 PM   #15
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Okay, so I'm going to apply, but I have a question.

How far from the truth am I allowed to stray when making up my character? Like, should I try to be as close to myself as I can while still taking some creative license, or am I allowed to actually create a character? (He's not a superhero or anything, but he's very much far from being me)

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You can create a character to be any kind of personality you want; I just suggested keeping it close to yourself for the sake of making your actions more natural.

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The character I had in mind is a middle aged enforcer for a New York crime family. I, on the other hand, am an 18 year old student from Iceland. Would this fly?

Note that, even if you don't allow it, I'll still be signing up.

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I'd go with a new character.

We all know Icelanders are the first to die in monster attacks.

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If only there were more monster attacks...

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Okay, so I'm going to apply, but I have a question.

How far from the truth am I allowed to stray when making up my character? Like, should I try to be as close to myself as I can while still taking some creative license, or am I allowed to actually create a character? (He's not a superhero or anything, but he's very much far from being me)
Seeing as how I turned myself from a reporter from a small market radio station into a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for the Post, I think whatever you have planned can be accepted.

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Oh, there have been plenty. Why do you think their numbers are so depleted as is?

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It'd be an interesting character for this sorta setting. Get an app up, and I'll take a look at it.

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MONSTROUS RPG SIGN-UP FORM:

Player's Screenname: Sensei of Cheese

Character's Name:Thomas Graves

Character's "speech" text: (font and color)
Comic Sans MS, Dark Slate Gray, Bold.

Occupation: Enforcer

Bio/Personality/Relevant Information: People call Thomas when they need other people to do what they want. He likes a fair fight and is capable of great violence, but has a remarkably small temper nontheless. He's mostly quiet and introspective. Thomas, in his forties now, is good with a gun, a knife, and most things that make other people hurt, and has become somewhat desensitized to violence.

Gear: (I.E. what does the character carry with him/her that may come in handy? And please be somewhat realistic) A Smith & Wesson Model SW1911 .45 ACP handgun, a diary with a few addresses of illegal operations in the city, a wrist watch and a pen.

How often do you plan on posting in this RPG?: Very often.

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MONSTROUS RPG SIGN-UP FORM:

Player's Screenname: Sensei of Cheese

Character's Name:Thomas Graves

Character's "speech" text: (font and color)
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Occupation: Enforcer

Bio/Personality/Relevant Information: People call Thomas when they need other people to do what they want. He likes a fair fight and is capable of great violence, but has a remarkably small temper nontheless. He's mostly quiet and introspective. Thomas, in his forties now, is good with a gun, a knife, and most things that make other people hurt, and has become somewhat desensitized to violence.

Gear: (I.E. what does the character carry with him/her that may come in handy? And please be somewhat realistic) A Smith & Wesson Model SW1911 .45 ACP handgun, a diary with a few addresses of illegal operations in the city, a wrist watch and a pen.

How often do you plan on posting in this RPG?: Very often.
Expect a PM from me soon.

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Is it going to be relevant to the game, or is it just going to be another one with links to naked pictures of you?

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