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TALK: Beyond the Impossible
« on: January 10, 2010, 12:35:37 am »
Full Title
BEYOND THE IMPOSSIBLE
A Crazy Awesomesauce Role-playing Game
AND
Celebration of Imagination and the Human Spirit!

By CDSM
(Guest Starring CDSM)


This is a world where the only limitations are your imagination, and your willpower.
This is a role-playing game where the only rules are those you set for yourself.
This is...BEYOND THE IMPOSSIBLE.

The setting is simple. You can be from any time, any place, any space.
You can be any kind of character you can think of.
The only stipulation is: it's gotta be crazy. It has to be over-the-top. Go all out.
Sew together every weird idea you can think of, and make your own quilt of awesome.
Wherever they are, they will be called to take a part in the most epic event the universe has ever seen.
Are you ready to go beyond the impossible, kick reason to the curb, and then stomp on its face?

A nerd who believes the world runs off of pen-and-paper RPG rules, and it actually works out for him? Done.
A time-travelling taco salesman who collects World War II parephernalia as a hobby? Great.
A mild-mannered postman who just happens to be living incarnation of determination? It's all good.

These are just samples. The true extent of the insanity...is up to you.


« Last Edit: January 10, 2010, 12:52:27 am by CrystalDragonSpaceMarine »

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Re: TALK: Beyond the Impossible
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2010, 12:35:56 am »
Use the following template for your characters:


Name: Obvious.

AKA: Aliases, titles, epithets, or nicknames.

Age: Also obvious.

Gender: Remember, it's not limited to male or female!

Occupation: What interesting thing do they do for a living?

Appearance: Describe their appearance and usual clothes, or if you can, use a picture.

Personality: Make sure to include some interesting quirks!

Skills: I recommend at least one skill you can do ridiculously well.

Powers: Any kind of radioactive, magical, or whatever abilities you may possess.

Possessions: For all the cool toys.

Bio: A good, strange, and unique backstory is a must!

Other: Anything else you have to add.


While I don't want to limit any creative ideas, here's just a few guidelines for any superpowers or supertech you might give your character:

1) Nothing that is a no-limits fallacy. No perfect invulnerabilities, no perfect insta-kills, or all that. For instance, if you have the Carmen Sandiego-like ability to steal anything, there's still ways for people to defend themselves against you stealing their souls or powers or whatever.

2) Keep the scale relatively low. Back to the Carmen Sandiego-type thief example, you can still steal landmarks and concepts, just not too often. If you want to play a kid who can bat meteorites back out of orbit, that's fine, just save it for those dramatic occasions. No planet throwing/exploding as a matter of course.

3) No generic large-scale reality warping, it's too easy.

In short, follow the Rule of Fun, and the Rule of Cool. As long as it's fun and cool, it's good, but if it's just ridiculous, I'll ask you to tone it back. I trust you all to realize when too much is too much and when you've stopped having a weird over-the-top unique character, and just another "special snowflake" Mary-Sue.

PEACE!
And I await the upcoming character ideas!
« Last Edit: January 10, 2010, 12:59:23 am by CrystalDragonSpaceMarine »

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Re: TALK: Beyond the Impossible
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2010, 12:36:12 am »
Name: Mr. Myrtille

AKA: --

Age: 2

Gender: n/a

Race: Muffin

Occupation: Terrorist

Appearance:


Personality: a total space cadet, overly-ambitious, a bit solipsistic, megalomaniacal

Skills: Has a knack for designing superweapons and evil plans.

Powers: Telepathy, Telekinesis, ESP

Possessions: Bullet-proof and fire-proof paper wrapping

Bio: Baked in the oven of the world's greatest psychic, this muffin absorbed some of their power.

Other: --
« Last Edit: January 11, 2010, 10:48:48 pm by CrystalDragonSpaceMarine »

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Re: TALK: Beyond the Impossible
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2010, 04:36:49 pm »
I'm going to steal unashamedly from an old webcomic I used to read called Under Power.

Name: Mr. Cynical

AKA:  Mr. Night Time, Gib Fodder, Flackjacket, Asshole.

Age: Unknown

Gender: Male

Occupation: Between Jobs

Appearance: Link to picture

Personality: Cynical, paranoid, heavy drinker, depressed and depressing, suicidal and homicidal.

Skills: Expert with all firearms.

Powers: When killed instantly 'respawns' with normal possessions in the location of the body if there is physically enough room. Previous body remains. Can occasionally break the 4th wall.

Possessions: Trench coat and a lot of guns. Smokes and Booze.

Bio: After the cancellation of his comic Cynical has been left having to support himself through suicide and selling the bodies for dog food.

Other:
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Re: TALK: Beyond the Impossible
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2010, 05:04:24 pm »
I'm liking it already!

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Re: TALK: Beyond the Impossible
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2010, 10:49:04 pm »
My character is finished!

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Re: TALK: Beyond the Impossible
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2010, 05:28:08 pm »
Hmmm....need more people!
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