This is an RP for anyone wanting to play in a world with super powers and technology. It takes place on an alternate Earth in the year 2010. Superpowers have been a staple of this world world for centuries. By now at least one quarter of the world's population carries some form of superpower, though not necessarily a very strong power or very many. Additionally, thanks to genetic experimentation during the World Wars and onward there now exists a 5% population who exhibit some form of physically recognizable animal traits. (Ears, tails, fur that sort of thing.) The majority of these live in the former axis and allied countries (Japan, Italy, Germany, Russia, England and the United States.)
Because of the abundance of powers things are a bit different in this world than in ours. Technology has progressed faster and we have some tech based on powers, such as force-fields. During the Cold War a United Nations registration act passed to help keep track of those with dangerous powers. Those who commit major offenses with powers or have lethal or invasive powers (Telekinesis, Super-strength, Mind-Reading, Invisibility, Teleportation, etc.) are required by law to be registered. It is also possible to become a licensed super or to work for the police or military etc. There are several underground movements both good and evil who are against this registration.
One of the biggest advances in technology is the teleportation grid. Permanent folds in space all over the globe to allow fast transportation through portals between: New York, NY, USA (With two sub-gates leading from there Directly to Washington DC and to Chicago, Il, USA.); Los Angeles, CA, USA; Tokyo, Japan (and a sub-gate leading from there directly to Hong Kong, china.); London, England, Britain; Moscow, Russia; Sydney, Australia; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Cairo, Egypt and Cape town, South Africa
(Most events in the thread will probably take place in New York, London or Tokyo. some arcs (campaigns) gather a group and go elsewhere for a short time.)
No magic, this includes runes, curses, chants, etc or unrealistic powers. All things must be explainable by what I like to call "superhuman physics" if you have questions about what this means feel free to ask me.
No stealing from other media, All material must be kept at least a little bit original. or, in other words, don't put stuff we could get sued for. change the names and stuff.
Remember you can declare an attack but you can't decide whether or not it lands. Only the group admins or the person being attacked can decide if the hit lands. but don't make yourself invincible. You are not a god. This is a game, make it fun.
If a player is offline you have to wait until they respond to continue. this is known as a time-bubble. (Once they've responded you can respond if even if they're offline.)
5 posts S&D Rule: If there have been 5 or more posts of only OOC in a row and you want to post more OOC then you must take it to the S&D thread to avoid clogging up this one.
and remember the group admins have the last word
Instant RolePlaying Format (or IRPF):
Character Name: before any post
*actions go in stars like this.*
"character lines go in quotations like this."
<Foreign languages go in angle brackets like this.>
::Radio Communication goes in double colons like this.::
character thoughts go in Italics like this.
~Telepathic communication goes in italics and squiggles like this.~
the written word goes in bold like this.
((out of character dialog goes in parenthesis like this.))
Approved Character Sheets go here.
YOU MUST GET YOUR CHARACTER SHEET APPROVED BEFORE PLAYING.
Come to this thread if you want to make a character.
NPCs can be placed here.
Post edited 2/20/10 12:30PM