APPLICATION: The Role-Playing League

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  1. Feature Medicated man of vice

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    Screenname of the Proposed RPG’s Game Master:
    Feature

    Do You Have An Instant Messenger that we can reach you on for better conversation? (i.e MSN, Yahoo, AIM, ect.) And if so, what is your screenname?:
    MSN -[email protected] I know it's a stupid e-mail address, okay? I made it when I was like, ten. Sue me! :cmad:

    Gamemasters/Assistant Gamemasters already chosen: Myself (obviously), Byrd Man, Master Bruce, and twylight.

    How will the overall layout of the RPG be?: Please read my next post in this thread for all the details.

    Premise of RPG: Again, all will be explained in my next post.

    What will this RPG bring to the RPG forums? (please write two complete sentences): This RPG ought to create increased communication amongst those participating, as well as an increased sense of comraderie and fellowship. Teams. It's all about the team dynamic.

    Title Of The RPG You Would Like To Propose: The Role-Player's League. Unless anyone's got any better ideas...

    Example Of Characters Application: Not applicable.

    Please read my next post for all the details...
     
  2. Feature Medicated man of vice

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    ***Please note that much of the following information is subject to change, as new ideas are still being developed. There is alot to digest. Please read carefully.***


    What is the Role-Player's League?
    The Role-Player's League is a game that will challenge RPers to work together in order to tell compelling stories. Teams will compete against one another in order to gain weekly points. How, you ask? Read on...

    The Commishioner and the Judges
    In this game, I will be assuming the role of Commishioner. My duties will be almost identical to the duties of the game's 3 judges: Byrd Man, Master Bruce, and twylight. We will do all the things you'd expect from Gamemasters, and then some... but we'll get to that later. In order for this game to work, we will need at least 16 other Players to commit to it.

    Players and Team Captains
    Once at least 16 people have agreed to take part in this game, 4 Team Captains will be selected randomly by myself and the Judges. These Team Captains will be responsible for many things, including keeping their team well organized.

    The Draft
    Once the Team Captains have been randomly selected, a Draft will be held. In this Draft, the Captains will take turns selecting Players to be on their teams. It will take 3 rounds to draft the remaining 12 Players. We will then have 4 teams of 4.

    The Game Itself (Initial Scenarios)
    After the draft, we will be ready to begin playing. The first thing that will occur, will be the creation of an Initial Scenario. Initial Scenarios are created by myself and the 3 Judges. They are brief overviews of stories. Each week, a new Initial Scenario will be written, and one Player from each team must write their version of the events being summarized in the Initial Scenario.

    Initial Scenario: Simplified Example
    John is waiting in line at a bank with his wife.
    The bank is suddenly robbed.
    John has super-strength, but his wife does not know this.
    John must stop the bank robbers without revealing his abilities.
    Posting
    Only one Player from each team will post per week in the IC thread, based on a pre-determined, rotating schedule created by the Team Captains. This relaxed schedule will ensure that everyone ought to have time to participate in this game, without having to drop out of others. Players may make suggestions and give advice to their teammates whose turn it is to post, but that Player ultimately has the final say.

    Posting: Example of a Team's Schedule
    Wk1 - Plr1
    Wk2 - Plr2
    Wk3 - Plr3
    Wk4 - Plr4
    Wk5 - Plr1
    Wk6 - Plr2
    Wk7 - Plr3
    Wk8 - Plr 4
    Conditions
    Every week, each new Initial Scenario will have conditions that relate to the story that is to be told. Players will have to incorporate each of these conditions into their version of the story if they hope to win points for that week.

    Conditions: Simplified Example
    John's wife must die. How and when is up to you.
    One of the robbers must also have a super-power. What is up to you.
    John knows one of the robbers. How is up to you.
    One of the customers is in on the heist. Who it is will be up to you.
    Judging
    The 3 Judges and I will be responsible for judging the posts at the end of each week. We will be looking at things like overall quality, entertainment value, surprising twists, gripping action sequences, good characterization and creative choices. Each of us will be awarding 2 points each week (for a total of 8 points). We may award both points to a single team, or divide them between 2 teams.

    Winning the Game
    The team with the most points at the end of a season will win the game for that season. Seasons will likely last 4-6 months, which will allow each team to make 16-24 IC posts (at least 4 posts per player per season). A short break will take place between seasons.

    The Reserve List
    If someone would like to join the game after a season has begun, they will be placed on the Reserve List. This must be done in order to ensure that all teams have an equal amount of Players, and because creating a new team would put that team at a disadvantage due to having missed weeks of play. If a Player goes missing from a team, they may replace that Player with someone from the Reserve List. If there are enough Players on the Reserve List to be distributed evenly amongst the existing teams, a Draft of these players will be conducted.

    Trades
    During a season, Trades can only take place between two teams if both Players being traded agree to the transaction, and if both Team Captains agree to it as well. During the offseason (the short break between seasons) Team Captains will be able to trade freely, without needing the consent of the Players being traded.

    Trades: Example of a Trade during a Season
    I am on one team, but would like to be playing on another.
    I ask my Captain to see if they'd be interested in having me.
    If he is okay with me going, he will ask their Captain about it.
    Their Captain will ask his team if anyone is interested in being traded.
    If someone is interested and their Captain is okay with it, he will notify my Captain.
    If my Captain likes the Player who he'd be getting in return, he can finalize the trade.

    Offseason Draft
    If a significant number of people would like to join the game prior to a new season, another Draft would be held using just these new Players.
     
  3. Harlekin Business

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  4. Byrd Man El Hombre Pájaro

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    The hell is all this about? :huh: :woot: :cwink:
     
  5. SenseiofCheese has been expecting you.

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    I can dig it.
     
  6. Catman_prb Sad Clown

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    Second...I mean...I'm in :ninja:
     
  7. Oh Snap! Registered

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    I'm definetly in.
     
  8. Johnny Blaze Freethinker

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    I'll give it a go. But only if I'm on Harl's team. :o :cmad: :huh:
     
  9. GL1 It's pronounced "glee"

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    A chance to challenge myself. I'm down.
     
  10. Feature Medicated man of vice

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    Thanks for the support everyone. :up: That's six players. We only need ten others to run with our ideal numbers.
     
  11. Green Lantern Brightest Day

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  12. Harlekin Business

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    Fo sho'.
     
  13. Jono Starsmore Learn to swim.

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  14. Eddie Brock Golden Domer

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    If I only had the time, mate. :csad:
     
  15. Feature Medicated man of vice

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    You do realize this game would only require you to make an IC post once every four weeks, right?
     
  16. Eddie Brock Golden Domer

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    [​IMG]

    Eh...what the Hell? Who am I kidding anyway? I don't have limits. :cwink:
     
  17. Electro UK Can't all be for nothing

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    This is the greatest idea of all time.

    I'm in.

    Sorry Feature, but eveyone's going to leave now because they know my team is going to win this every week. :(
     
  18. Feature Medicated man of vice

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    My my... someone is sure of themselves... :cwink:

    Glad to have you aboard, chief!

    This brings our total to 10! Only 6 more and we'll have achieved our initial goal. Thanks for the support all! :heart:
     
  19. Electro UK Can't all be for nothing

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    Let me just go bug Keyser Soze enough to get him in on this...
     
  20. Batman Dramatic Example

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    I'm in.

    ...

    Oh, wait. :o
     
  21. Mr. Marko Canada Wants You!

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    Sign me up!
     
  22. Venom160 Enigmatic Loner

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    What the hell im in! Now just gotta activate my secret story enhancing weapon!

    :lights up:
     
  23. Byrd Man El Hombre Pájaro

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    Don't forget, all you people who want in, I'll be judging.
     
  24. Mr. Marko Canada Wants You!

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    Please, dude. Don't kid yourself. Wave a nudie mag infront of this boys face and you've got Byrd's vote!
     
  25. Byrd Man El Hombre Pájaro

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    Well, I know who's teams is losing every week :up:
     
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