Gotham City Police Department Data Files File #05101939 Subject: Why So Serious? Evidence Moderated By Commander M. Bruce - Adminstration Sargeant G. Lantern - Homicide Crimes Unit Officer B. Man - Special Victims Unit 1. Opening Contents: "Hello, and welcome to the Why So Serious? Gotham City Noir RPG! This game is similar to many of the RPG's here, except that this one takes solely from the mythology of the DC Comic character, Batman, and his world. Notable influences on the tone of this particular game include the critically acclaimed series, Gotham Central, and the film Batman Begins, aswell as the vast 60 plus years of history that the character and his world has endured in the comic books." 2. Rules Of Establishment: Welcome To Gotham: Immerse yourself in the roles of the city's most famous, or infamous citizens. Choose anyone you want, bearing in mind they cannot be a customized, non-canonical, or fellow DC character. Assume their traits and personalities as your own, and never overstep their capabilities... - History As You Make It: This is a new continuity, with only a vague history of Batman's existence being brief to go off of. What happens in Gotham stays in Gotham, and you decide what it is. Be creative. - You're Gonna Break Your One Rule: No killing PC characters. Nameless NPC's are fine, but murdering known NPC's without permission from a GM and/or a fellow player will result in penalty. - Life In The Fast Lane: You can travel anywhere in Gotham City, and on rare occasions, outside of the city, if your character requires it. But DC cities such as Metropolis and Coast City are not to be referenced or visited. This is a continuity set in a realistic setting. OTHER DC CHARACTERS DO NOT EXIST. - Sometimes One Face Isn't Enough: Provided you've proven yourself a capable RPG participant, you may, after a week of playing your first character with success, choose a second. Third characters will not be permitted, nor will reserving characters. If you want a character, take one, or drop another to do so. - An Inhabited World Is The Best Kind: Several storylines can be going on at once. You have the option of interacting with other players, here, as long as you respect the other player's storyline. - People Know The People: When taking up a character for your own, you must respect the history that character has endured. That means if something is clearly out of character, you will be called out on it, and perhaps even forced to edit your posts. You have the responsibility to be your character, so be your character. Not a new character with another one's name. - The Clock Is Ticking: You are required to post, at the very least, once every two weeks. If you cannot do that, and do not consent to the game prior with a reasonable explaination, your character will be stripped from you, and placed under availible for others. - Moderation Can Save You: All regular Hype rules apply to this game. But the most important rule, in this section, is to have fun. Don't bicker or fight with other players, just have fun. 3. Key Roster Of Witness: Guardians The most effective heroes are the ones unafraid to act The Batman Alias: Bruce Wayne Occupation: Billionaire Industrialist/Vigilante Associates (Attached NPC's): Alfred Pennyworth Portrayed by Byrd Man Harvey Dent Alias: Apollo Dent Occupation: District Attorney Associates (Attached NPC's): None Portrayed by NowufaceDoom Rachel Dawes Alias: N/A Occupation: Assistant District Attorney Associates (Attached NPC's): Gotham City Attornies Portrayed by Apprentice Law Enforcers Without law, there is no order Special Agent Chase Alias: Cameron Chase Occupation: Wanted Criminal Associates (Attached NPC's): Sandra Barrett Portrayed by Green Lantern Detective Sergeant Vincent Del Arrazio Alias: Vincent Del Arrazio Occupation: Police Sergeant Associates (Attached NPC's): Joely Bartlett (partner) Portrayed by Harlekin Crime Bosses Control is something commonly seized by the wicked Rule Breakers A hero is only as good as his opposition Catwoman Alias: Selina Kyle Occupation: Socialite/Professional Thief Associates (Attached NPC's): None. Portrayed by Val The Joker Alias: Unknown Occupation: Serial Murderer/Anarchist Associates (Attached NPC's): Goons/henchmen Portrayed by Eddie Brock Jr. Killer Croc Alias: Waylon Jones Occupation: Professional Criminal Associates (Attached NPC's): None Portrayed by Syn (Mercenary) The Penguin Alias: Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot Occupation: Club Mogul/Accused Mobster Associates (Attached NPC's): The Iceburg Lounge Staff Portrayed by MST3K_4ever The Riddler Alias: Edward Nigma Occupation: Wanted Criminal Associates (Attached NPC's): None Portrayed by Cyrusbales The Scarecrow Alias: Jonathan Crane Occupation: Former Psychiatrist/Wanted Criminal Associates (Attached NPC's): Hired Goons Portrayed by raindog13 4. Testament To Character: Below is the character application. In order to become a character in this game, you must completely fill it out, leaving no section untouched. - - - "Gotham City Noir" RPG Application Screenname: Gothamite you would like to portray: Class of society: (Choose one) Guardian, Law Enforcer, Crime Boss, Rule Breaker Resume: (Brief character biography) Factoids of interest: (Special attributes - IE: Weapons, attire... anything needed to be known) Known associates: (NPC's needed to be attached to your character) Three integral reasons behind choosing the character: 1. 2. 3. Please provide a brief explaination behind your character's motivations (ex: What does he/she believe in? How does he/she connect with Gotham City? What grinds your character's gears?): File Headshot: (A picture if your character, if applicable) Please provide a small sample post, in the format you plan to portray this identity, with three paragraphs at minimum: - - - 5. Additional Notes The following reports were conducted by Special Agent J.M. Harlekin 6. Closing Memoirs And Announcements: "The In-Continuity Thread will be posted on Monday, December 10, 2007. This section will be updated with game-wide announcements, when availible. Good luck. You'll need it, in a town like Gotham..."