Reply to topic  [ 20 posts ] 
Edge City Redux 
Author Message
Online
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:11 pm
Posts: 1587
Location: The Internet's Infinite Womb
Post Edge City Redux
The proposal here is pretty simple. I'm reopening Edge City, and am looking for people who are interested in what it might have to offer. Of course, because of what Edge City is, I will be recycling the idea and a good portion of the setting's resources, mostly because some of it was... a little out of hand in retrospect.


To give a general sense of the genre and setting for those who weren't around for the previous run, Edge City will be a thriller based role play. You, the pets, live in a mildly urban city that appears to be innocent, but a lot of highly paranormal activity happens around. What, exactly, I would prefer not to share out of character, as most don't really notice until they know what to look for. Awareness makes one a target, but lack of awareness itself does not mean safety.

Pets often have bad dreams, that for some reason they can't seem to place a description to, or misidentify objects and people when looking out the corner of their eye. Humans feel a little uneasy at times. Birds who fly into the city usually leave before nightfall. But there's most certainly much bigger, more tangible phenomena out there.

Possibly just around the corner, and definitely breathing down your neck.


To describe more in depth, Edge City is a lot more than meets the eye. The aim of this role play as a setting is to pit characters in strange scenarios where things are no longer right, adrenaline pumping situations of fear as they handle unknown creatures, and the unnerve and/or excitement of uncertainty for what tomorrow might bring, if anything unusual at all. An exploration of the ideas behind survival horror settings, where the normal have to figure out how to handle supernatural encounters.

As such, this is going to be a high adventure role play setting, though I will give time between the adventure arcs to allow players to have characters interact without the stress.

The complication is new players are likely going to need to come in at the start of adventure arcs, or during the downtime arcs where characters have time to relax. Exceptions will happen, so feel free to ask at any point, and we can discuss ways that it might be possible.


I'll be running this with low phenomena arcs interspersed with high phenomena arcs. Sometimes mixed levels of phenomena arcs.

------

Character sheets are to be submitted via private messaging.

Character Sheet: Edge City Wrote:
Character Name(Color): John Smith, #0080FF(Example)

Type:

Gender:

Species/Breed: (Some exotic pets accepted, at GM discretion)

Age: (Between 5 and 13)

Neighbourhood: Edge City

-----Appearance-----

(Describe your character's physical details here. Please include information including color of the collar; tag shape((or unique tag design if you feel inclined)); accessories; and interesting details about their personal effects or person such as: notable chips in the tags; embroidery in the collar or special collar design; and/or scars, if any of these criteria are applicable.)

-----Personality-----

(Describe your character's personality here. Please include at least one hobby beyond a reflection of their parent/owner's job(s), or two if they lack interest in parent/owner's work; Two dislikes; and one fear.)

-----Miscellaneous-----

(Include any additional information you deem important here, such as if the pet has a public appearance, places one might encounter this pet, or whatever else doesn't fit into the other categories.)

Parent/owner occupation(s):

S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats: (Standard 42 max rule stands)
    Strength:
    Perception:
    Endurance:
    Charisma:
    Intelligence:
    Agility:
    Luck:

_________________
Love me right now! Done.

SoujiTheFox Wrote:
(9:36:35 PM) Steve: THE CHRIST AM I NAMED STEVE FOR

Why do I still find this funny?


Last edited by Leafolawl on Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:20 pm, edited 4 times in total.



Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:09 am
Profile
Online
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:54 pm
Posts: 3162
Location: Colorado, missing Michigan
Post Re: Edge City Redux
Was this the one that had Slenderman in it? I remember trying to join that one when I was young and stupid and my parents made me use this parental guidance browser that didn’t have spellcheck and crashed every fifteen minutes so I’d always have to completely redo my posts.

_________________
"I will be the Messiah! Hahahahaha!"
-


Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:10 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:54 am
Posts: 331
Post Re: Edge City Redux
Slenderman, wow, been awhile since I even heard about that creepypasta

_________________
RP Characters
http://www.housepetscomic.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=844567#p844567


Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:48 am
Profile
Online
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:11 pm
Posts: 1587
Location: The Internet's Infinite Womb
Post Re: Edge City Redux
It is. I've yet to determine whether or not that one will make a return.

_________________
Love me right now! Done.

SoujiTheFox Wrote:
(9:36:35 PM) Steve: THE CHRIST AM I NAMED STEVE FOR

Why do I still find this funny?


Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:59 pm
Profile
FROSTWOOD FOREVER!
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:49 am
Posts: 5739
Location: dark frost fortress
Post Re: Edge City Redux
yeah i remember reading the old Edge City like a long creepypasta back then, was pretty interesting, so if we can get this up and running, then I'm in as well ^^

_________________
My RP characters
viewtopic.php?p=766287#p766287 a reminder


Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:42 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:54 am
Posts: 331
Post Re: Edge City Redux
... so how do characters work like in this? Like are the copypasta creatures as well, I could imagine it be fun playing the spirit of a ghost who teases both how he died and what’s keeping him from resting in peace. Not sure on animal yet

_________________
RP Characters
http://www.housepetscomic.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=844567#p844567


Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:05 pm
Profile
FROSTWOOD FOREVER!
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:49 am
Posts: 5739
Location: dark frost fortress
Post Re: Edge City Redux
nah the pets are the vulnerable/foolish mortal in this RP, basically living a normal life until suddenly paranormal activities happen around them. If we use the the Slenderman game/story as an example, your characters are the victims. Your characters can have a bit of knowledge about these things, like that ghost whisperer lady in "Insidious" , but that's about it

_________________
My RP characters
viewtopic.php?p=766287#p766287 a reminder


Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:20 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:54 am
Posts: 331
Post Re: Edge City Redux
Personally, if we’re reintroducing the RP, could we consider that idea?

_________________
RP Characters
http://www.housepetscomic.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=844567#p844567


Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:47 pm
Profile
Online
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:11 pm
Posts: 1587
Location: The Internet's Infinite Womb
Post Re: Edge City Redux
Unfortunately, no. Characters are all going to be alive, and all lacking super powers. Ghosts, immortals, psychics, magicians, and other such player characters aren't going to be allowed.

It's so that characters are all on the same level. Ghosts don't have to worry about getting hurt in the same way the living do, so in order to put pressure on them, there would have to be an entirely different set of threats. Psychics and magicians have powers and insight normal pets don't, and would likewise need unique threats to put pressure on. Immortals is a bit self descriptive in its issues.

If I personally were to describe the type of narrative I'm hoping to attain, a Call of C'thulhu game would be a very rough outline of atmosphere.


To make it completely clear:

You're normal.

You are a normal pet, in what is supposed to be a normal city, who should be doing normal things. You're the pet of a supermodel? You should be enjoying a pampering at the pet salon. Police dog? You should be sniffing out clues for your partner. Unnerving as it is to sometimes mistake the human's hand that is trimming your fur for a set of rusty medical instruments, you're just doing normal things.

If you'd like to be something specific, you can talk to me about it, but I am highly unlikely to approve it if your character itself is supernatural.

_________________
Love me right now! Done.

SoujiTheFox Wrote:
(9:36:35 PM) Steve: THE CHRIST AM I NAMED STEVE FOR

Why do I still find this funny?


Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:21 pm
Profile
Online
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:54 pm
Posts: 3162
Location: Colorado, missing Michigan
Post Re: Edge City Redux
This is mostly unrelated rambles, but it’s one of those that’s been stuck in my head for a while, and I just want to mention it to someone. When I tried to join the original, my character was going to be a dog belonging to someone from the government investigating the strange happenings around town. He’d pride himself on being desensitized to most forms of horror, but he’d freak out when encountering an all powerful eldritch being like the Slenderman. I was planning on him become increasingly frustrated with the fear he felt after not feeling it for so long, and I think I might have also had plans for him to turn dark and become an Alex like figure, but none of that panned out, since I never wound up joining, mainly due to that shoddy browser. Probably not going to join this one, but I do have some monster and plot ideas I wouldn’t mind sharing in a PM.

_________________
"I will be the Messiah! Hahahahaha!"
-


Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:28 pm
Profile
FROSTWOOD FOREVER!
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:49 am
Posts: 5739
Location: dark frost fortress
Post Re: Edge City Redux
i think there was 1 character in the old Edge City that introduced themself into the story by saving 2 other characters from a paranormal threat, which indicate that they has a sort of paranormal connection or at least has enough knowledge about these things to affect them. Are we gonna cut that possibility out as well? Can you be a paranormal nerd of a self practice occultist and be able to know somewhat what you're dealing with ?

_________________
My RP characters
viewtopic.php?p=766287#p766287 a reminder


Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:33 pm
Profile
Online
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:11 pm
Posts: 1587
Location: The Internet's Infinite Womb
Post Re: Edge City Redux
Normal is relative. If the pets' parents/owners are supernatural enthusiasts or their job is paranormal investigation, then it would make sense that the pet isn't as easily shaken by the supernatural, but I'd rather not build up hopes too much with character design until we have enough players to actually work on the designs. So far we've only got two guaranteed.

_________________
Love me right now! Done.

SoujiTheFox Wrote:
(9:36:35 PM) Steve: THE CHRIST AM I NAMED STEVE FOR

Why do I still find this funny?


Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:55 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:46 am
Posts: 54
Location: The In-Between of the Filverse and Earth
Post Re: Edge City Redux
Interesting. Pets have to be "normal," but could their parents/owners be somewhat supernatural like they're secretly lizardmen planning to overthrow the government, or ghost hunters with a clerk as a day job.

_________________
"A picture is worth a thousand words, but a word can paint a thousand pictures."
Pierre - 0047ab | Wazan - FF0040

May I interest you in my RP, the Imaginarium?


Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:13 am
Profile
Online
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:11 pm
Posts: 1587
Location: The Internet's Infinite Womb
Post Re: Edge City Redux
No, parents/owners cannot be truly supernatural people or creatures either.

Clerk day job while being a ghost hunter is fine though, as most are just paranormal investigators who focus in on ghost haunts. Scam psychics are fine.

Even a lack of them is fine, but I'll be keeping those to a minority. Strays are a thing I will allow.

Though, again, I will ask people not work on character sheets until we have players. I do have plans for this.

_________________
Love me right now! Done.

SoujiTheFox Wrote:
(9:36:35 PM) Steve: THE CHRIST AM I NAMED STEVE FOR

Why do I still find this funny?


Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:44 pm
Profile
laughing maniacally
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:42 pm
Posts: 20778
Location: an invisible, flying volcano over Virginia
Post Re: Edge City Redux
I'd be interested in rejoining this one, so add me to the count
Leafolawl Wrote:
Clerk day job while being a ghost hunter is fine though,

good to hear my old character may still work here, though her parents were full time ghost hunters but that's easily changed. can also make a few tweaks if need be.
Legotron123 Wrote:
my character was going to be a dog belonging to someone from the government investigating the strange happenings around town. He’d pride himself on being desensitized to most forms of horror, but he’d freak out when encountering an all powerful eldritch being like the Slenderman. I was planning on him become increasingly frustrated with the fear he felt after not feeling it for so long,

that's actually pretty similar to my character: the skeptic, trust science type cat getting frustrated with the unexplainable phenomena

_________________
Paradigm Shift by me
I do not actually believe any of what I'm saying.
RP character sheets


Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:29 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:46 am
Posts: 54
Location: The In-Between of the Filverse and Earth
Post Re: Edge City Redux
Maybe I could have a character whose owners are aspiring alchemists + artistic license in alchemy. Their house is portly with odd decorations here and there. Is this still legal?

_________________
"A picture is worth a thousand words, but a word can paint a thousand pictures."
Pierre - 0047ab | Wazan - FF0040

May I interest you in my RP, the Imaginarium?


Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:00 am
Profile
Online
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:11 pm
Posts: 1587
Location: The Internet's Infinite Womb
Post Re: Edge City Redux
I have things to do with character design that I hope everyone will find interesting.

So, if you really want to get on that, I will provide.


I would still prefer we have a few more players, as I don't quite have a confirmed five(myself being included in that), but half the draw is character design.

And since we're starting on that part, I'm going to ask that everyone trust me on this.
Send them to me exclusively in D.M. Do not post character sheets anywhere else as of yet.

---Edit Line--


Moved to opening post.

Please refrain from including example quotes next to stat scores. Instead, a quote can be placed beneath everything placed in Personality.

---Edit two---

I forgot to mention. Just like in the first, strays will be welcome. I would like, however, if we hold off on strays until after the first arc.

_________________
Love me right now! Done.

SoujiTheFox Wrote:
(9:36:35 PM) Steve: THE CHRIST AM I NAMED STEVE FOR

Why do I still find this funny?


Last edited by Leafolawl on Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:46 am, edited 1 time in total.



Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:26 am
Profile
Online
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:11 pm
Posts: 1587
Location: The Internet's Infinite Womb
Post Re: Edge City Redux
I just got the first character in and the discussion that was had... I might have made the wrong impression.

Your characters don't need to be ordinary. They can be extraordinary in lifestyle if you like, I don't care about that. Live in a skyscraper penthouse, or a luxurious suburban home with a supermodel, or T.V. survivalist, or a neurosurgeon rocket scientist(even though there's no practical overlap in those jobs as far as I'm aware).

The only thing is they cannot be ghostly, psychic, or truly magical, and that there's no proof of supernatural whatever you may have.


Unrelated, I'm sorry I forgot to include a gender field in the character sheet, that's been added in.

_________________
Love me right now! Done.

SoujiTheFox Wrote:
(9:36:35 PM) Steve: THE CHRIST AM I NAMED STEVE FOR

Why do I still find this funny?


Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:45 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:54 am
Posts: 331
Post Re: Edge City Redux
Hopefully I make no offense when I say this, but considering the stuff that is supposed to happen in this RP, I figure the banned stuff is what people would gravitate to anyway. I mean, it be kinda fun figuring out rules to impose on yourself as a ghost or a vampire to keep a player from getting too powerful, like making it impossible for a ghost to possess people, so they tend to need to be persuasive to do anything, or since a vampire isn’t allowed to bite people, they have to get blood from other locations like hospitals. Also, where else could I play a Gryphon or something besides a place where magical and supernatural phenomena often happen? Sorry if I’m seeming pushy, I just don’t get why you would restrict that stuff

_________________
RP Characters
http://www.housepetscomic.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=844567#p844567


Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:57 pm
Profile
Online
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:11 pm
Posts: 1587
Location: The Internet's Infinite Womb
Post Re: Edge City Redux
Because it's a thriller/horror style role play. You're not the supernatural thing, because the supernatural things are inherently evil.

I do see where you're coming from with how that might be interesting, though. Maybe that could be made its own setting, "Pets of the monsters in horror."

_________________
Love me right now! Done.

SoujiTheFox Wrote:
(9:36:35 PM) Steve: THE CHRIST AM I NAMED STEVE FOR

Why do I still find this funny?


Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:04 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 20 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by ST Software for PTF.