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Hello, everyone! I'm new to this site, but have been writing and roleplaying in some fashion for well over twenty years. I started out on a few old D&D forums back when I was a teenager, then moved on to other stories in my early twenties. In 2005 I came upon a large RP forum that I still post in to this day, fifteen years later. But I'm always on the look out for new writers to roleplay with, and so I am here.

I view writing as a work of art, and thus I prefer RPing with people who are passionate about attention to detail and presenting a cohesive narrative that is easy to follow. I try to approach my posts with the same integrity that I would when writing a novel. I thread a fairly thick plot into all my RPs and provide extensive world-building, depending on the setting. I have been known to experience creative explosions in which I can take a few small details and rapidly expand them into a full-blown narrative. It's like lighting a match near a leaking gas pipe -- it starts out as just a tiny flicker, and then erupts into a massive inferno.

As for preferred genres, I tend to lean towards science fiction and fantasy. I almost always create characters who have some sort of superhuman ability, whether through magic, technology, or genetic mutation. Most of my stories fall into the realm of "mature," though I am flexible with that aspect. To give you an example:

I once had an RP based around Teen Titans/ Young Justice. The "player-characters" were the sidekicks attending the Justice League's Tenth Anniversary Ball at the Hall of Justice. A group of villains attacked, and unbeknownst to the other writers, I secretly inserted Deathstroke into the story disguised as a waiter. The only other writer who knew something was up was the girl who played Terra, but even she wasn't completely in the loop. So anyway, while the attacking villains created a distraction, Deathstoke commandeered Terra and the two of them slipped deeper into the Hall in search of the Blue Beetle scarab, which was stored in the Armory after the previous host had died. They were confronted on their way out, however, and the scarab fell out of it's containment pod, jumped to life, and scurried off into the chaos. It found the young Jaime Reyes and latched on, marking him as the new host. Jaime then lost control and started attacking anything and everything. He was then confronted by Hal Jordan, and an intense fight ensued. I then surprised and delighted the other writers by severely rising the stakes with Hal Jordan getting impaled by Blue Beetle's arm saber. I described his death in excruciating detail, and then the Green Lantern ring shot off through a broken window, eventually finding John Stewart.

If it wasn't already apparent, all my RPs exist in separate universes from their mainstream counterparts, sometimes affectionately referred to as "Jeffyverses" by my long-time writing partners (my real name is Jeff). I will seldom use an existing setting without first ripping it apart and reassembling it to better suit a specific RP idea.

Anyway, hi everyone!
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Welcome to the site, Jeff!

Hope you find something that suits your interests here. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
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Greetings.
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Welcome to the site, Jeff!

Hope you find something that suits your interests here. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.


Thank you!
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Greetings.


Thanks for the welcome!
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Whale hello there 🐳
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Nice intro. Welcome to RPGuild!
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I once had an RP based around Teen Titans/ Young Justice. The "player-characters" were the sidekicks attending the Justice League's Tenth Anniversary Ball at the Hall of Justice. A group of villains attacked, and unbeknownst to the other writers, I secretly inserted Deathstroke into the story disguised as a waiter. The only other writer who knew something was up was the girl who played Terra, but even she wasn't completely in the loop. So anyway, while the attacking villains created a distraction, Deathstoke commandeered Terra and the two of them slipped deeper into the Hall in search of the Blue Beetle scarab, which was stored in the Armory after the previous host had died. They were confronted on their way out, however, and the scarab fell out of it's containment pod, jumped to life, and scurried off into the chaos. It found the young Jaime Reyes and latched on, marking him as the new host. Jaime then lost control and started attacking anything and everything. He was then confronted by Hal Jordan, and an intense fight ensued. I then surprised and delighted the other writers by severely rising the stakes with Hal Jordan getting impaled by Blue Beetle's arm saber. I described his death in excruciating detail, and then the Green Lantern ring shot off through a broken window, eventually finding John Stewart.


Oh, I miss doing RPs like that. Sounds like it was a fun time.

Welcome to the Guild!
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Oh, I miss doing RPs like that. Sounds like it was a fun time.

Welcome to the Guild!


Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal! Totally adore that avatar :D. I actually had an RP once called Firefly: The Next Generation. It starred the children of the original crew, and I played a character named Kylar Washburne, who Zoë had become pregnant with just before Wash died. The story takes place about thirty years after show and film, and the original Serenity had long been destroyed in the Second Unification War. Kylar had served as a Browncoat in that conflict just as his mother had in the first, and then when he returned home from the war, he discovered an old junked firefly-class ship and restored it together with Zoë.

The event that brings all the characters back together is Zoë's death, and the trip to Mr. Universe's Moon to bury her next to Wash. However, along the way, a young blond girl shows up asking for Kylar. Turns out she is Niska's granddaughter seeking freedom, remembering Kylar being kind to her when he was held prisoner during the war. I made some tweaks to the canon for this aspect to say that Niska had multiple children and grandchildren, some of whom were born after his death. They played the primary antagonists in the story, coming to collect the girl and then marking them all for death when Kylar refused to abandon her.
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Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal! Totally adore that avatar :D. I actually had an RP once called Firefly: The Next Generation. It starred the children of the original crew, and I played a character named Kylar Washburne, who Zoë had become pregnant with just before Wash died. The story takes place about thirty years after show and film, and the original Serenity had long been destroyed in the Second Unification War. Kylar had served as a Browncoat in that conflict just as his mother had in the first, and then when he returned home from the war, he discovered an old junked firefly-class ship and restored it together with Zoë.

The event that brings all the characters back together is Zoë's death, and the trip to Mr. Universe's Moon to bury her next to Wash. However, along the way, a young blond girl shows up asking for Kylar. Turns out she is Niska's granddaughter seeking freedom, remembering Kylar being kind to her when he was held prisoner during the war. I made some tweaks to the canon for this aspect to say that Niska had multiple children and grandchildren, some of whom were born after his death. They played the primary antagonists in the story, coming to collect the girl and then marking them all for death when Kylar refused to abandon her.


I would definitely play in that RP. By far one of the best Firefly Fandom RP pitches I've read. Most of them try to just recapture the show with expy characters but I like that you have a fairly unique plot there. I really wish the Firefly Online game had got off the ground though so we could see some different types of ships in action. As much as I adore the Serenity, I always wanted a story centred on a new ship.
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I would definitely play in that RP. By far one of the best Firefly Fandom RP pitches I've read. Most of them try to just recapture the show with expy characters but I like that you have a fairly unique plot there. I really wish the Firefly Online game had got off the ground though so we could see some different types of ships in action. As much as I adore the Serenity, I always wanted a story centred on a new ship.


Thanks!

Have you ever played Star Citizen? I have sunk quite a few hours into that game and it's a lot of fun. It generates an entire solar system within a single giant instanced space box, and you can go from your bed on a space station to the hangar to get in your ship and then down to all the planets without any loading screens other than when you first connect for the session. The Freelancer ships remind me of Serenity some. My friend Kenny and I go on mining missions a lot and it's always kinda scary when we're traveling back to a port with a full cargo -- pirates sometimes pull ships out of quantum travel and then it's a firefight. One time I landed my ship in a restricted zone and then woke up in penal colony, lol.
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Here's a gameplay video I did a while back. No voice-over, just me showing the space travel mechanics. It reminds me of Firefly a lot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRbk-vLxeos
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Thanks!

Have you ever played Star Citizen? I have sunk quite a few hours into that game and it's a lot of fun. It generates an entire solar system within a single giant instanced space box, and you can go from your bed on a space station to the hangar to get in your ship and then down to all the planets without any loading screens other than when you first connect for the session. The Freelancer ships remind me of Serenity some. My friend Kenny and I go on mining missions a lot and it's always kinda scary when we're traveling back to a port with a full cargo -- pirates sometimes pull ships out of quantum travel and then it's a firefight. One time I landed my ship in a restricted zone and then woke up in penal colony, lol.


I remember seeing a lot of Star Citizen in development stages but I've never played it. Didn't honestly realize you could. I'll have to check it out.
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I remember seeing a lot of Star Citizen in development stages but I've never played it. Didn't honestly realize you could. I'll have to check it out.


It's still very pre-alpha. We have quarterly server wipes to update the client, but it's fun to mess around in. You have to be a backer to actually play, but on the website the cheapest packages are like $35 I think and you get a starting ship and some credits.
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It's still very pre-alpha. We have quarterly server wipes to update the client, but it's fun to mess around in. You have to be a backer to actually play, but on the website the cheapest packages are like $35 I think and you get a starting ship and some credits.


Ah okay, that explains why I wasn't aware of it yet. Still, one day it's going to be a fantastic game.
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Welcome to the Guild.

You've stolen all of the questions that I planned to ask you in your introduction, so I'm just going to leave this here for you. It seems like the perfect place for someone like you to start your journey here. I hope that you're able to find a Roleplay that you can passionately write about and feel free to ask any questions that you might have about the site.
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Thank you all for the warm welcome! I hope to start posting up ideas soon. Probably the first one I'll throw up is sort of a fusion between Lost and Dr. Stone, where a plane full of passengers becomes enveloped in a massive electrical storm over the Pacific and they get hurled into the distant future, long after humanity has gone extinct, but still well before the Sun exhausts it's core hydrogen fuel. I'll include more info in the Interest Check post.
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