As the title suggests, this will be a RPG thread where we can experiment with this, aka the noobie thread. We will do our best to follow the rules set out in the Official RPG Rules thread, which if you haven't read it yet I suggest you do before posting. The idea will be that is like we are drawing a comic book cell by cell, only its alive and their are many artists! Now, to get this party started...
SETTING and GETTING STARTED:
Your Comic Vine character finds themselves in a "white space" (for example The Matrix loading scene), finding 1) the first thing they need to do is describe themself in appearance only. You find yourself without powers initially, except for one Power only that may be chosen from the Official list of Powers on Comic Vine and that Power will only do what the description says - more on Powers later. 2) After declaring your description (what others initially see) and power (example - POWER: Super Hearing), you need only say one sentence (sentence defined as can stretch across the screen), other's might hear this, and you pop into existence suddenly. 3) This is where you get to choose a single feature of the decoration of the "white space", which can be touched, smelled, or heard. The feature may not be another character but you may additionally describe briefly other characters already present to acknowledge their presence. 4) Then your character's first action will be to be standing/sitting down/lying down, observing their new enviroment and waiting for a response. This helps you make your first post, your introduction into this RPG.
One other poster must have posted after your last post before you may post again. Then 1) You may have one Talk Action which consists of approximately one page text wrap or continue talking at the expense of ... 2) You may have one action that possibly affects another object in play - more on Affecting Objects Actions later. 3) You should at the very least describe what your senses tell as a "thought balloon" in response to your surroundings and other's actions, and described as the type of facial expression or body language you are trying to convey for your character's mood. 4) After every ten posts by your character you may choose to witness a new feature (note: which may affect a current feature as long as it doesn't affect other characters, otherwise you may not be successful in witnessing a new feature - see: Affecting Objects Actions) of the "white space" (which may no longer consist of any white space as the story goes on), which if they don't declare outright that post may be used by another character, and this feature may be a NPC. 5) After every 20 posts by your character, you may choose only one more Power from the Comic Vine Official list - more on Powers later. If you don't choose to use it, it may not be used by other characters, and you keep it in reserve until another 20 posts by your character have passed.
AFFECTING OBJECTS ACTIONS:
Affecting objects in the enviroment is automatic if 1) You have the necissary Power to affect it in the manner you want to, 2) If you affect it in a normal (aka average human) way, 3) AND if no other character is interacting with that object. Interaction is that character has the object in any way in their possesion.
If an object is being interacted with by another character, you may attempt to interact with it as well but your action must be open ended aka no conclusion drawn as to how successful your attempt is. The other character may use an action on their turn to determine its success and if they don't use an action then you may determine its success for a free action on your next post. Other characters may use an action to declare they are assisting your character, in which case you may use an action on your next turn to determine the success and if you don't then the opposing character may determine the success for a free action on their next post. This is also the manner fights between characters are determined.
Powers are from the Official list on Comic Vine and do only what that description says. Powers reveal any talent your character may have that is above average for a average human being.
Every Power is considered to be first Weak, then Adequate, Okay, Good, Great, and Super. To make a Power increase, instead of declaring a new power at your 20th post, declare an increase in an existing Power to the next increment. In game terms, this gives you only one extra action with that Power only every 2 increments. So Adequate (2), Good (3), and Super (4). Also, Power's whose description can be deemed as giving more time to a player (for example Super Speed or so on), recieve an one extra action with that Power - and any Power whose description gives more time to a player defending from a action's success (for example Danger "Spidey" Sense or Telepathy or so on) and they choose to use that in determining the success of Affecting Objects, in this case their character, receive one extra action as a result. Also, Power's that affect the enviroment only affect those objects already in play and do not act a free way to bring new objects into play - for example you may summon a other dimensional being or magic with a power but that demon only exists as a way to affect an object and then no longer exists unless it is your 10th post or someone using a 10th post that you have not.
SUMMARY OF RULES:
1) Be clear on declaring ACTIONS.
2) Have fun!
Edit: This post was edited for formating and clarity.
Post Edited:2007-02-21 17:20:42