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Postby Dyelli Beybi » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:40 pm

For those of you who stumble across this thread, this is the place to brainstorm the future of the GAU RP group... so probably not that exciting unless you are RPing with us!

I will put polls up if we don't have consensus at the end of the week.




The first question I would like to discuss is what to do with the story lines that aren't finished. Some of these are REALLY starting to drag. The Slaggep story is the prime offender.

From what I can see there are a few ways we can work around this:
a) Create new threads, carry on and hope for the best.
b) Write 'cannon' endings for the stories and start the threads fresh at a future point. I favour this idea as we can keep our characters developed while being friendly to new players.
c) Total retcon.

What do you all think?




Th second question we need to consider is which threads we want to see carry on and who wants to take ownership of them.

The city thread has always been the most active so I would suggest it stays.

Do people still want an Academy? PL had been planning to close it although personally I preferred it to the City thread.

Are there any other threads people would be burning to write?

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Postby The Flutterlands » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:44 pm

Id still like to do the academy thread as I have more characters there that I want to continue using. Perhaps create a sequel of sorts and go with the Pitch Black arc. I did not want to abandon that...
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Postby Granis » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:25 pm

I also have a pretty big plotline with Michael and his powers that I'd like to try and continue. I had it all planned out with Prim, and I can telegram the stuff that had been worked out to you if you want. It doesn't necessarily have to happen in the academy, but him making friends with all the people there, specifically the ones who are less morally... unscrupulous... than the Knights would've played a big part.

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Postby Remnants of Exilvania » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:20 am

Hm, well, in terms of plot there is nothing really to finish other than the establishment of the villains group to act as a counter to the Knights as well as to gather villain players and give them something to do. But I suppose we can assume this group to be already founded by the time we continue.

Then there is my plethora of characters. And I am still making more with about two more orgs. These are mainly there for plot purposes and it has saddened me that I so rarely was TGed and asked for my forces or some monster for heroes to fight or some facility to be busted. As said, all except the Knights' counter group are there to make plots for the heroes.
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Postby Dyelli Beybi » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:08 am

Personally I would like to dissolve the Knights and replace them with a secret band of heroes who aren't beholden to the Government and are actually heroic (the Knights often felt like thugs with powers on the Government dime).

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Postby Dyelli Beybi » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:11 am

I wanted to jump the Academy forward to the start of the next year... everyone is a year older. Some students have graduated but if you want to keep them there they can stay on as teaching assistants.

We will also need new students.

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Postby The Flutterlands » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:18 am

Dyelli Beybi wrote:I wanted to jump the Academy forward to the start of the next year... everyone is a year older. Some students have graduated but if you want to keep them there they can stay on as teaching assistants.

We will also need new students.

I have had an idea for elemental twins, Jack Frost and Jessica Scorch as students.
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Postby The Flutterlands » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:20 am

Dyelli Beybi wrote:Personally I would like to dissolve the Knights and replace them with a secret band of heroes who aren't beholden to the Government and are actually heroic (the Knights often felt like thugs with powers on the Government dime).

Can Andrew join? He would be a little sad to see his bosses go, but find himself more welcome among this new band... Or he could become an assistant at the Academy and educational student...

Still like to continue ALAN...
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Postby Remnants of Exilvania » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:22 am

Dyelli Beybi wrote:Personally I would like to dissolve the Knights and replace them with a secret band of heroes who aren't beholden to the Government and are actually heroic (the Knights often felt like thugs with powers on the Government dime).

As said, anything works. I am simply planning to give villain players an equal opportunity at having a somewhat organized RP instead of just dropping them into a massive sandbox and then having nobody RPing with them. And of course they would be the counter to whatever band of heroes we will have running around.
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Postby Dyelli Beybi » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:16 am

The Flutterlands wrote:
Dyelli Beybi wrote:Personally I would like to dissolve the Knights and replace them with a secret band of heroes who aren't beholden to the Government and are actually heroic (the Knights often felt like thugs with powers on the Government dime).

Can Andrew join? He would be a little sad to see his bosses go, but find himself more welcome among this new band... Or he could become an assistant at the Academy and educational student...

Still like to continue ALAN...


Definitely! The idea would be for a loosely aligned group, maybe with a shared hideout and without a leader.

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Postby Dyelli Beybi » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:18 am

I think we definitely have a mandate to carry on with the Academy. I will get a new OOC for that up quickly.

Is everyone happy with 'year 2' as a concept?

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Remnants of Exilvania wrote:
Dyelli Beybi wrote:Personally I would like to dissolve the Knights and replace them with a secret band of heroes who aren't beholden to the Government and are actually heroic (the Knights often felt like thugs with powers on the Government dime).

As said, anything works. I am simply planning to give villain players an equal opportunity at having a somewhat organized RP instead of just dropping them into a massive sandbox and then having nobody RPing with them. And of course they would be the counter to whatever band of heroes we will have running around.


Would you be interested in having a separate villains thread and then having them come up against the heroes in 'events'? The reason I am suggesting this is because I think that quite often the villains get side-lined or expected to act as one-off antagonists for the heroes to beat up.

That way your villains can have their own story that focuses on them.

I think it could be successful but it would need someone other than me to OP it.

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Dyelli Beybi wrote:
Remnants of Exilvania wrote:As said, anything works. I am simply planning to give villain players an equal opportunity at having a somewhat organized RP instead of just dropping them into a massive sandbox and then having nobody RPing with them. And of course they would be the counter to whatever band of heroes we will have running around.


Would you be interested in having a separate villains thread and then having them come up against the heroes in 'events'? The reason I am suggesting this is because I think that quite often the villains get side-lined or expected to act as one-off antagonists for the heroes to beat up.

That way your villains can have their own story that focuses on them.

I think it could be successful but it would need someone other than me to OP it.

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:meh: I'm doing it then if we are to set up separate villain and heroes threads.

But, of course there would need to be some sort of crossover every now and then when the two groups face each other for instance or villains and heroes of the threads clash. How would we go about that? It's not exactly optimal to keep reading both threads and then tell one of the guys from the other IC thread to come over to our IC for plot reasons or the other way around and then they return again to the other thread..

For the one up villains, I have a plethora of dudes that I created for that sole pupose. To appear once or several times for plots, arcs or just for the heroes to beat them up.
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Tagging, to keep track of this, I guess, even though I haven't been in this thread for as long as most of you.
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Postby Dyelli Beybi » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:59 am

Remnants of Exilvania wrote:
Dyelli Beybi wrote:
Would you be interested in having a separate villains thread and then having them come up against the heroes in 'events'? The reason I am suggesting this is because I think that quite often the villains get side-lined or expected to act as one-off antagonists for the heroes to beat up.

That way your villains can have their own story that focuses on them.

I think it could be successful but it would need someone other than me to OP it.

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:meh: I'm doing it then if we are to set up separate villain and heroes threads.

But, of course there would need to be some sort of crossover every now and then when the two groups face each other for instance or villains and heroes of the threads clash. How would we go about that? It's not exactly optimal to keep reading both threads and then tell one of the guys from the other IC thread to come over to our IC for plot reasons or the other way around and then they return again to the other thread..

For the one up villains, I have a plethora of dudes that I created for that sole pupose. To appear once or several times for plots, arcs or just for the heroes to beat them up.


Why would you need to read both threads? The whole idea of splitting it out is so that stuff that you only need to read the bits that are relevant to your character. You CAN read both threads if you are interested but you should be able to come into a situation without knowing everything that has happened to the other characters before.

I was in no way implying that you should OP it. I was saying I don't have time to, though I take it from the large number of dots that you aren't keen on the idea.


Forest State wrote:Tagging, to keep track of this, I guess, even though I haven't been in this thread for as long as most of you.


You are fully entitled to to share your opinion if you have one :)

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Forest State wrote:Tagging, to keep track of this, I guess, even though I haven't been in this thread for as long as most of you.

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Postby Remnants of Exilvania » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:11 am

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:meh: I'm doing it then if we are to set up separate villain and heroes threads.

But, of course there would need to be some sort of crossover every now and then when the two groups face each other for instance or villains and heroes of the threads clash. How would we go about that? It's not exactly optimal to keep reading both threads and then tell one of the guys from the other IC thread to come over to our IC for plot reasons or the other way around and then they return again to the other thread..

For the one up villains, I have a plethora of dudes that I created for that sole pupose. To appear once or several times for plots, arcs or just for the heroes to beat them up.


Why would you need to read both threads? The whole idea of splitting it out is so that stuff that you only need to read the bits that are relevant to your character. You CAN read both threads if you are interested but you should be able to come into a situation without knowing everything that has happened to the other characters before.

I was in no way implying that you should OP it. I was saying I don't have time to, though I take it from the large number of dots that you aren't keen on the idea.

Yes but as I asked, how will situations/arcs/plots that require characters from both threads be handled?

And the dots are...well I just didn't OP ever before...the couple regional RPs I OPed don't exactly count.
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Postby Dyelli Beybi » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:49 am

Remnants of Exilvania wrote:
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Why would you need to read both threads? The whole idea of splitting it out is so that stuff that you only need to read the bits that are relevant to your character. You CAN read both threads if you are interested but you should be able to come into a situation without knowing everything that has happened to the other characters before.

I was in no way implying that you should OP it. I was saying I don't have time to, though I take it from the large number of dots that you aren't keen on the idea.

Yes but as I asked, how will situations/arcs/plots that require characters from both threads be handled?

And the dots are...well I just didn't OP ever before...the couple regional RPs I OPed don't exactly count.


You'd do it as a cross-over event. Realistically, if the villains have hatched some dastardly plot that needs fixing, the heroes won't know everything that went on prior to them getting involved. Yes, they might have an IC reason to have some background on characters but that is what the apps are for.

If you don't want to OP then don't. If you do, it's actually pretty simple. You just have to make sure you move the plot on relatively quickly and make sure that when you post something that it has a 'hook' that gives other people an excuse to interact. A lot of your characters will become 'utility' characters who you use to bring players together and keep them on task with the story you are telling.

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Postby Remnants of Exilvania » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:10 am

Dyelli Beybi wrote:
Remnants of Exilvania wrote:Yes but as I asked, how will situations/arcs/plots that require characters from both threads be handled?

And the dots are...well I just didn't OP ever before...the couple regional RPs I OPed don't exactly count.


You'd do it as a cross-over event. Realistically, if the villains have hatched some dastardly plot that needs fixing, the heroes won't know everything that went on prior to them getting involved. Yes, they might have an IC reason to have some background on characters but that is what the apps are for.

If you don't want to OP then don't. If you do, it's actually pretty simple. You just have to make sure you move the plot on relatively quickly and make sure that when you post something that it has a 'hook' that gives other people an excuse to interact. A lot of your characters will become 'utility' characters who you use to bring players together and keep them on task with the story you are telling.

Similar to what we did with Turkey? You know, open up a new thread on the forum to play out that arc?

Ehe, we will see. And I say it again, I am always open to throw my entire army of goons and supervillains at any heroes who need action.
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Postby Serah » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:41 pm

Dyelli Beybi wrote:
The Flutterlands wrote:Can Andrew join? He would be a little sad to see his bosses go, but find himself more welcome among this new band... Or he could become an assistant at the Academy and educational student...

Still like to continue ALAN...


Definitely! The idea would be for a loosely aligned group, maybe with a shared hideout and without a leader.


Which was what I was planning post fall of the Knights.

Since the NYMD disbanded, and one year has passed, most of its members have gone off here and there but still know of each other's whereabouts should they need to be helped or to help around.

Plus, with the fact that the old NYMD HQ existed within a pocket dimension, the shared hideout is already fully furnished.

They just have to get some willing heroes again.

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If we're talking about Op... Can I OP the Academy or at least be a Co-Op?
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Postby Dyelli Beybi » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:54 pm

Serah wrote:
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Definitely! The idea would be for a loosely aligned group, maybe with a shared hideout and without a leader.


Which was what I was planning post fall of the Knights.

Since the NYMD disbanded, and one year has passed, most of its members have gone off here and there but still know of each other's whereabouts should they need to be helped or to help around.

Plus, with the fact that the old NYMD HQ existed within a pocket dimension, the shared hideout is already fully furnished.

They just have to get some willing heroes again.


Alice Kosa would be willing. She is an old-fashioned Cape which was why she was totally incompatible with the Knights.

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Postby Dyelli Beybi » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:55 pm

The Flutterlands wrote:If we're talking about Op... Can I OP the Academy or at least be a Co-Op?


You can Co-OP if you like. I was planning to OP that one and farm out the rest... it was the one I enjoyed writing the most.

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Postby Kingdom of Irhk » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:37 pm

So, I don't think splitting threads is a good idea. Every interaction between heroes and villains would be a crossover, and that would need to be organized to not disrupt other stories going on in the threads.

Oh, and maybe a London thread?
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