This is a little different from your standard affair on this board, but this is discussion, and I think it's appropriate to put here. I'm trying to see what ideas will catch. What ideas pull an audience in that is willing to see a story to an end. Some of these ideas wander from little to no guidance as a head writer, where I tangibly connect things for player subplots to tie together, to full on control most of the time, where it's more akin to actually participating in an unfolding story. So, for this, I have a few concepts. I'll list them out here in interest of keeping things tidy, and also spoiler them so we don't all have to look at a wall of text. Spoiler: The Silver Blade Despite the name, the Silver Blade universe is more of a Sci Fi drama than anything else. Don't let the words "drama" push you away, however. I fully intend to make this a collaborative effort between player and the writer (me!) and am willing to hear many ideas. Of course, you probably want to actually know about the universe first, and to that I say "fair enough!" Essentially, this universe takes us 1200 years into the future. Humans left earth long ago, and have colonized the galaxy, yet not alone. A variety of other humanoid creatures were dotted among the stars, all competent and sentient, and while at a point perhaps wars were waged against these aliens, these have long ago stopped, in the interest of uniting all of those separate species into a treaty of making "A better tomorrow". Of course, the political landscape of space is...difficult. While many cliques and groups exist out there, there are three big main ones- the United Galactic Nation, a large government firmly believing in the idea of democracy and equality. The Corporate Alliance, a group of seven corporations that easily control every aspect of the common folk's life, be it their technology, furniture, food, and even water. And the Circle, an organized group of criminals hellbent on interrupting the Corporate Alliance's oppressive reign. Now at this point your probably wondering where Silver Blades fit into this. Well, on a quiet snowy planet known as Boreas, an interesting ruin was unearthed. It implicated a "creator species", or rather a tool that species employed- the Silver Blade, a blade with the power to create magma, stone, and soil...from nothingness. And with even the slightest indication that such a tool might exist, the three factions were suddenly plopped into a vicious race to find this blade before one another could. Despite being a race, it has been slow, though many interesting tidbits have been found out. The existence of more than one of these blades has been confirmed, though Of course, the RP doesn't need to be concerned with the Silver Blade. Maybe not even the UGN or Circle. It could be a cargo crew that is attacked by some odd force ala the first Alien movie, or maybe a group of criminals planning on raiding a Corporate Vault. Really flexible, I'm willing to hear input from anyone on this one. I'll bring out more details sooner or later if this picks up. Spoiler: The HeroSquad Initiative The large corporation GerinTech has collected a group of super powered or technologically assisted "heroes" in order to fight off other super powered or technologically assisted villains and crooks, in order to not only bolster their image but the hero's as well. And the overseer of this project, Asha, is a woman who intentionally keeps her past private. What may begin as a simple crime busting advertisement squad may become much more serious. I'm willing to be open for this one, but I'd rather have super powered heroes be more like genetic mutations than magical or alien. I would say rooted in reality, but this stuff is still pretty unrealistic so that'd be pretty dumb I just like establishing "rules" and sticking to them, and I really don't feel like magic would mesh well in the world, nor would aliens. Honestly I'm fairly open to ideas about the world and features of it, so any input ya'll put into it I'll definitely hear out to world build. Spoiler: FE - Nightmares of Nidhoggr The quiet continent of Yggdrasil has gone up in flames- almost literally -as a fanatic cult worshipping a dragon sealed away hundreds years ago begin storming the lands in an attempt to release the terrible Nidhoggr upon the world again. The key to it's imprisonment- the pins set in place by four other dragons long ago -are defended by the royal families of four kingdoms, Hnoss, Sturlu, Sorli, and Katti. But the cult of the flame is coming, and grows in power every passing day. Can they be stopped? Or will Nidhoggr take the land in a unholy combination of flames and nightmares? Much more plot driven then the others. Fire Emblem pretty much in name only, though the whole thing with evil dragons and good dragons has been done to death in FE and generally this could be a Fire Emblem plot. There's also a ton of lore for the land of Yggdrasil, and an actual reason for the evil dragons doings, however flimsy they are. Unfortunately this does force people to work into the plot I lay out pretty hard. The real freedom goes into describing battles and interactions in the RP, and fleshing out the relationships between characters. In any case, it's easily the most complete of the "worlds" in terms of lore, so expect a lot of little details in the background which may or may not be relevant to the overall plot. So that's it! Just pop back into the poll at the top, and send in a vote. I'll probably give it a week or so before I put up the actual thing people want. Yeah, thanks for hearing me out, feel free to ask questions or add to the discussion.