The purpose of this thread is twofold: one, to announce a new game idea I've come up with called Star Wars: Heroes and Villains, and two, to act as a Signing Up thread for the game. I'm not sure if something like this has been done on GF, but I've come up with an idea that I'll call an LRPG - or a Literature Role Playing Game. The basis of the game is thus: a player creates a character to use. The character's can either be good (Heroes) or evil (Villains), and are divided between four classes: - Jedi - Sith - Jedi Allies - Sith Mercenaries The player then creates storylines in the form of 'Missions'. These storylines will then be judged by the rest of GF to decide, effectively, who wins. Each player is entered into a preliminary poll by the GameMaster (GM) - in this case, me - and the public (GF) choose the character they wish to enter into what is called a Duel, which is basically a fight between two characters. The two players (one Hero, one Villain) with the highest votes from the preliminary poll are then entered into the Duel Poll. The Duel Poll has three options concerning the outcome of the Duel - two to decide which player wins the fight, and one for a tie between the two characters. The winning team is the surviving team - therefore, if all the Sith and/or Mercs are killed, the Hero team will win. If all the Jedi and/or Allies are killed, the Villains win. Story The game is set several hundred years before the films. The Sith have defied tradition, and have gathered many disciples of the Dark Side. Their numbers bolstered by Mercenaries, they are sent to do the bidding of the Sith Master throughout the known galaxies, spreading fear and terror everywhere. In response, the Jedi Council has called together the most promising of the Jedi, as well as friends of the Jedi Order (Allies), to counter-attack the Sith and their agents. Each side must strive to destroy the other by writing the best storylines and gaining the votes of the public. Rules - Players must write stories containing only their character(s); - Active characters can only be killed during Duels, which are decided through public polls; - Missions can only be set by GM's; - Players cannot write their own deaths, or the deaths of others - Duels are written by GM's; - Players should have at least a basic knowledge of Star Wars; - Players cannot include or use actual Star Wars characters or names; - Once killed, players can no longer participate or post within the game thread; - Swearing or abuse of any kind is disallowed within the game thread; - Proper grammar and spelling should be used throughout; - Consistency should be maintained through the storylines. Character Guidelines Players should think hard about their characters before entering them. Even minute details can add to a better storyline. Descriptions should include: - Name of Character - Type of Character (Jedi, Sith, Ally, or Merc) - Race of Character (droids are only available as Allies or Mercs) - Home world (optional) - Gender - Appearance (hair colour, clothing, etc) - Personality - Weapons (including lightsaber colour) - Preferred mission style: Stealth; Offensive; Both/either. Please note that only Jedi and Sith can use Lightsaber's and the Force. Players may also include any details they deem necessary. Players should also remember that while making up a world or race is allowed, they should keep things to an acceptable level. Back storys of characters can be entered into the game thread when it is created. When signing up, a player should start their post with the words Sign Up as a header/title. To make things easier for any prospective players, I have created my own characters, who will receive their own missions, yet will discluded from polls,as they are necessary to the production of the storyline. Sign Up Name: Seinon (pronounced SAY-nun) Character Type: Jedi Gender: Male Race: Human Home World: Arcanum Appearance: Average build; Dark hair; Dark brown eyes; Clothing: dark brown Padawan robe Personality: Quiet, determined, curious Weapons: Blue Lightsaber (straight handled) Mission Preference: Any Sign Up Name: Rhüit (pronounced ROO-wit) Character Type: Sith Gender: Male Race: Human Home World: Taris Appearance: Average build; Blonde hair; Light blue eyes; Clothing: Black Sith robes Personality: Cruel, intelligent Weapons: Red Lightsaber (straight handled) Mission Preference: Any Please feel free to comment or sign up.