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A B S O L U T E C O M I C S
A One Universe Roleplay

I N T R O D U C T I O N:

The world of Absolute Comics is comprised of elements from both DC Comics and Marvel Comics along with several other popular titles. How heavily mixed these elements are is dependent upon the players as the world is shaped by you and your stories. Does Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark know each other? Has Lady Shiva trained with Danny Rand? Have Thor and Superman gone toe to toe? These are questions for you to ask yourself and answer as the RP unfolds and you can share your vision.

What makes Absolute different from other sandbox comic based RPs is that the cast is constantly rotating to avoid stagnation in the IC. What this means for you is that characters can be claimed in a first come first serve manner, however you only have a certain amount of time with them before the next interested party is handed the reins. For example if Player A wanted to play Spider-Man, they would be given two weeks to post to their heart’s content as the web-head. Ideally doing a comic book length arc in this time frame. After this time has expired, the character is then handed off to the next interested player. Due to the rotating nature of the characters, continuity is going to be much more flexible, although able to be maintained between similar visions, some stories may be considered an ‘Elseworld’ if one player’s arc is too different from the majority.

C H A R A C T E R S U B M I S S I O N S:

Due to the nature of the RP, character submissions will not be based on traditional sheets but on 'Character Proposals'. This differs in that instead of the usual fact spill that a character sheet is based on, a Character Proposal outlines the character you're intending to play, any differences from their source material and a proposed character arc. This is so we know coming in that you have a story you want to tell with this character. Unlike other RPs where you create a character and then enter the IC for collaborative writing, Absolute Comics is based around self directed arcs. That's not to say you can't write with other players, by all means make plans with other players but it's unlikely you'll be able to do this for your first arc. Character Proposal sheets do not necessarily have to be limited to one character persay, meaning you could make a sheet for Batman and Robin or the X-Men if you wanted to. After all in the world of comics Batman is simultaneously being written by one author in the Justice League serial while another writes him in the solo title. As this is a a One Unvierse RP don't hesitate to mix the teams up a little or try out some new team ups. That said, any amalgamated characters will still be rejected as that is not the intention of this roleplay. Players will be asked to only have one 'character' at a time in order to ensure they can focus on one arc and play it out within the aforementioned time period. After their arc is completed they may swap to a new character, or stay on as the current character in the event no one has expressed interest in that character.

S O U R C E M A T E R I A L:

As previously mentioned this roleplay allows players to draw upon characters from not only the Marvel and DC Universes but also others such as Darkhorse or even Archie Comics. However manga based characters are heavily discouraged due to their incompatibility with western superhero comics. Other comic titles discouraged are those of a science fiction nature such as Star Trek, Star Wars and Transformers. Properties from outside of the Marvel and DC Universes will be judged on a case by case manner for the most part but the above limitations will be definite denials.

C O N C L U S I O N:

So in close, the purpose of this thread is obviously to both garner interest and feedback in order to see if an idea like this could fly. Please leave all comments, criticisms and concerns below and I will try to answer any questions as they come along. As Christmas is rapidly approaching, the prospective launch date for an RP like this would likely be either next week or even after New Year's.

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Every time, every time.
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So we would be volunteering for self contained story arc crossovers between Marvel and DC?

You have my interest sir! I'm not sure if I could do it justice (ha), but Batman vs. HYDRA? There's a thought.
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So we would be volunteering for self contained story arc crossovers between Marvel and DC?

You have my interest sir! I'm not sure if I could do it justice (ha), but Batman vs. HYDRA? There's a thought.


It's likely your first would be self contained but subsequent arcs could be collaborated with others if you so wished.
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All us fuckin' dweebs are gonna show interest, 'cause we don't know what's good for us.
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You have my interest.
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All us fuckin' dweebs are gonna show interest, 'cause we don't know what's good for us.


I know. I'm trying to resist the pull because I don't need another RP on my plate... but here I am anyways.
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Happy to see both familiar and new faces interested!
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I should note that for anyone on the fence, the arc length of two weeks is open to discussion. I do realize that could be tight for more than a few potential players.
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@Lord Wraith I'm kinda interested.
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@Lord Wraith May I go for Spidey? (Yes, I know. It's temporary.)
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I’ve already spoken to Wraith about my misgivings and issues with it— but if he somehow solves it I will likely try to put some sort of investment into the project. Not as a hero though, probably as a marque supporting character like Victoria Vale or something of similar weight.
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@Lord Wraith May I go for Spidey? (Yes, I know. It's temporary.)


Yeah as soon as an OOC is up you can do just that.
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Is there gonna be any format to the character proposal things?
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Is there gonna be any format to the character proposal things?


Yeah I have a draft that I'll likely finalize with the OOC into a skeleton. Won't be anything too fancy, all I really need is who you want to play as and an outline to your plot so ensure you have a plan.
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@Lord Wraith So the difference to the likes of prior versions is that, it's one character (Good idea IMO) but also after an Arc is finished someone else can try for the character? What happens in the case that the current player has planned for the future? Is there like a consensus like "Okay sure, but I'm kinda aiming for X so you can do X but then I'll go back and do X?"

(Flash as an unrelated example. Player1: I wanna do Zoom. Player2: I wanna do Grodd. Player1: Well you do Grodd first and then I'll take over after and do Zoom.).
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@Lord Wraith So the difference to the likes of prior versions is that, it's one character (Good idea IMO) but also after an Arc is finished someone else can try for the character? What happens in the case that the current player has planned for the future? Is there like a consensus like "Okay sure, but I'm kinda aiming for X so you can do X but then I'll go back and do X?"

(Flash as an unrelated example. Player1: I wanna do Zoom. Player2: I wanna do Grodd. Player1: Well you do Grodd first and then I'll take over after and do Zoom.).


So if I understand your example, my vision would allow both players to POV Zoom and Grodd simultaneously, the readers just viewing it as two events which happened at different times. Kind of like how Batman has both Detective Comics and his self titled series. Readers understand that both serials are happening at different times.

If instead the above example was that Player 1 wanted to do Flash versus Zoom and Player 2 wanted to do Flash versus Grodd then Player 2 would have a turn with Flash once Player 1's arc time is up.
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So if I understand your example, my vision would allow both players to POV Zoom and Grodd simultaneously, the readers just viewing it as two events which happened at different times. Kind of like how Batman has both Detective Comics and his self titled series. Readers understand that both serials are happening at different times.

If instead the above example was that Player 1 wanted to do Flash versus Zoom and Player 2 wanted to do Flash versus Grodd then Player 2 would have a turn with Flash once Player 1's arc time is up.


Second example was what I meant. Much clearer now.
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Second example was what I meant. Much clearer now.


Okay perfect.
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