From reading the title above, I am thinking of creating a fantasy RP/SG set in a world essentially split into two factions - science, and magic. Players will get to choose what side of the world they live on and how their lives will be based on that.
I want to also see how many people are interested and would be willing to join if this ever happens.
The Story So Far…
In the beginning, some generic war long ago split the world into two, and people separated based on their ideas whether that was pro-science or pro-magic. Now, each faction is led by a powerful leader that wishes to destroy the other side.
Both leaders believe what they are doing is right; They both care for their people.
The main goal of this RP/SG will be to unite the realms.
The SG portion will be me writing what each leader is thinking and what they plan to do, how common people are reacting to the ongoing war, fight scenes, and occasionally reporting the news of the current war to move the story forward.
The RP part is there because I also want people to choose what they want to do in the free time between events and to spend time developing relationships and alliances.
Nova Everlight - Magic Faction Leader
Nova was chosen to lead because of her aptitude for wielding magic and her kindness toward others.
She basically is the magic faction’s mom ; )
Damien Wintermoon - Science Faction Leader
Damien was chosen to lead the science faction for his intellegence and the respect he commands.
He can be really harsh, but he always pushes people to be their very best self.
(I know there isn’t much written about the leaders yet. I have a few ideas in mind for more fleshed out versions of their personalities, but I’m also interested in what you guys have to say. I really don’t want these guys to feel like a cliché, so feel free to leave comments ~)
Format and Background
This section basically describes the setting for where the players will interact. (Obviously, players who choose to be in the different factions won’t be interacting with each other.) I was thinking of setting this in the capital city of each faction. All the players start out as new recruits to join the academy to hone their skill whether it is learning spells or building gadgets.
Although there is an academy here, I don’t want all of the RP/SG to take place there. Students can meet and learn there, but side quests and other interactions can also happen in the village that is the capital city.
(I know that having a school setting for an RP is really popular and I don’t quite want to copy that, but I also need a way for players to train for the war. Does anyone have any suggestion?)
Scoring/ Tests (Basically a point system)
Here is what may make this RP/SG a little more complicated. Since this (so far) seems like a fairly big RP/SG compared to some I have been in, I want players in this to be more active. To make sure that happens, I want to create a point system where players can earn points based on how often they post and how well they have been paying attention.
So far, I was thinking that I could post polls every once in a while to act as a test. Players have a certain amount of days to select what they think is the right answer. After a few days, I will post a list of which players got the correct answers or not and a separate post updating the scores each player has. Players with more points rank up in this world and unlock more benefits (such as unlocking new spells or equipment, working with me in PM’s to decide the next events and so on).
Players who are frequent posters (as long as it isn’t spam) also earn points for staying active.
This whole section is really experimental, so let me know what you think of this scoring system and if I should keep it or not. All comments are appreciated ~
Now come the fun part (evil laughter in the background) ~
Because of the point system, I want the person with the most points to be the one to unite the two worlds in the end.
I was thinking that every month or so, a few people from the bottom of the rankings will be eliminated (kicked out of the academy or killed in battle). If not, they can still spectate and interact, but not be part of any further missions.
(Should I do an elimination? Maybe there is a chance that more than one player will have the highest rankings and in that case, I can make it so that both of them are the ones to unite the worlds, or have an epic death brawl )
Random Questions I have ; )
First of all, if you read all of that above, thanks, it really means a lot to me
This section is basically where I throw out my (terrible) ideas and see if that’s what people want.
- Should I make a separate thread for the magic and the science groups?
- When time period should the setting mimic? (a future city, medieval villages, or different settings for each faction…)
- Does anyone have a good name for this?
More to be added…
Any other comments or suggestions are totally welcomed!!! I want to make this as best as possible, so speak out if you notice anything ~