You're dead. It sucks, but it happens -- that's life (or the cessation of it, anyway.) Maybe you weren't expecting it to happen now, though. You were probably in the middle of something else. You had goals left unfulfilled, people to inspire, a casserole in the oven. Humans like you lead comfortable lives. The concept of "death" is something used for drama in movies, at worse, something too far away and intangible. In the times it does show up, it's usually in the case of some-thing decidedly "less." Maybe a hamster died when you were a kid. Maybe a great-great-relative you didn't know that well. So what? Death is, at most, an inconvenience. Right now, you're probably still unconvinced. You can't perceive anything about this void: just blackness. A harrowing thought: is this the afterlife? Before -- snap -- a portal opens "in front" of you, revealing the blurry image of a world unlike the one you've left behind. Some-thing giggles. It's offering you to the choice. _____________________ What happens next? In short, you land in the middle of nowhere with a bunch of other neer-do-wells in the form of a magical creature known as a "Pokemon." Where you fall also happens to be filled with Pokemon. Some of them are friendly. Some are them are hostile. The vast majority are neither. The Pokemon that revived you skews the definition of "help" as they will only offer as much guidance as they feel you need. Your only real directions here on out are, one, stay with the group; two, keep moving. Are there any rules? Site rules are here. "Paragraph-long" refers to posts of three sentences or more. Autoing extends to any characters piloted by the GM. In all instances, the GM leads the story. If there is ever contention with what happens, the GM has the final say. You may play one character. Avoid graphic descriptions. Currently, characters cannot evolve, mega-evolve, dyna- or gigantamax, or use Z-moves. Characters will not become legendaries/mythicals, Fakemon, or the same Pokemon as another character. Description trumps mechanics. You can interpret your Pokemon's moves creatively within reason. Save questions asked by other players for the GM. Your character comes from a world most like our own where Pokemon do not exist, in real-life or as media. If pushed, Spider Riders was the prevailing Mons franchise. They will retain their memories. Sign-up is under the cut. You'll notice there's no spot to choose what Pokemon you turn into. You didn't expect this to be a free deal, did you? Spoiler: Sign-Up Name: Only a given name is required. Age upon passing: Past occupation: Personality: Worst quality: Cause of death: A word or phrase they say a lot: I tend to start sentences with "Essentially..." Biggest regret: What they'll miss the most from their past: A moment: The ghetto version of a "writing sample," this can be your character's last memory or just a random moment in their life. This is just to encourage you to write the character before you write the character, if that makes sense. It only has to be five sentences, minimum, but take advantage of it. One Pokemon you could absolutely not stand them to be resurrected as: Take advantage of this if you need it! ADDITIONALLY: How often can you post for RP, and how long are your posts typically? Each Pokemon will start with two attacking moves and two non-offensive moves. Your character will be able to learn new moves as they develop. Furthermore, the Pokemon your character becomes has different qualities, things like whether they're heavy, whether they can breathe underwater... Altogether, it will look something like this: Jane has become PIKACHU! The Electric Mouse Pokemon, this Pokemon tends to stand out wherever it goes. Pikachu is: Agile - It's lightning quick and a great climber, coming from forested environments. This also means it's a lightweight Pokemon, however, so it can't take many direct hits. Electrifying - With its tail as a lightning rod, it can attract and even absorb incoming lightning, though it can become overcharged and subsequently hurt itself. Static energy runs off its coat and this may be used to outright paralyze attackers upon physical contact. Alert - Pikachu can sense electric currents, enhancing its senses. It's especially attracted to other Electric types and is capable of communicating with them easily. Pikachu's ATTACKS are: Thundershock - an electric attack from the Pokemon's cheeks. It may paralyze the opponent. Quick Attack - a high-speed tackle that always moves first. Tail Whip - a lash of the tail. Used correctly, it trips up an opponent, lowering their guard. Play Nice - an appeal to the opponent, lowering their will to fight. Who are you, anyway? A delicious Happy Meal. I'm the GM! I like daily posts, but I won't stress anyone to meet that if they can't, it just makes me more available. I'm pretty lax as a whole. Chapter 1, Rings and Roses, will go up on the Role Play board proper once we get some characters to work with. A "who's who" will go here once we're ready. Good luck, wanderers!