Forgotten Eclipse RP Discussion and hype thread

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Hey whats up people,do y'all want a HtTYD RP that's:

  • Got supernatural and magic themes
  • Super plot driven
  • Almost definitely at least 84% inspired by a 3-year DnD podcast campaign that tore my soul directly from my weak mortal body
  • Will look almost nothing like HtTYD by the end of it. Possibly just straight away deviates from it in a major way
  • Aims to send whatever unfortunate fools that join it into an emotional pit of shock and despair

 

Alright, so, hindsight is 20/20 and throwing myself back into this place after however many months of silence without warning and dumping a roleplay idea on people isn't the most effective way to go about it. The original posting of Forgotten Eclipse didn't draw much attention and was kinda dead before it hit the proverbial ground.

SOOOOOOO between me waiting on approval for a new account to migrate to, some plot and rule changes in the thing, and realising I'd made things too vague in the abstract for it, I'm gonna be relaunching it. While I will still be keeping as much of the plot as secret as possible for that good quality rising tension and character developments, I would like to do some discussions and stuff to get some more interest in this thing.

 

The launching point of the plot is pretty basic and common; group of riders go investigate a thing, it's probably new dragons (bUt this time with a t w i s t). I've sort of shifted around limitations and balancing factors in it so that it doesn't really conform to HtTYD fiction and stuff, player characters have almost complete free reign. It's only sourcing the base of the characters and the environment from it, so while this does mean I have to keep a pretty tight grip on the plot and NPC's, the extra fun high-fantasy stuff can come into play here.

My aim for the plot is to have an end in sight, so people feel like they're making progress in the story of it and that yes, what's happening and what you are doing is amounting to a grand finale of sorts. Also it's a lot more fun to roleplay a character that works outside of normal human limitations, and base HtTYD is a little toooo close to normal ol humans, and most roleplays I've seen ban magic/unexplainable things and the characters that do have some sort of special power just look out of place in it.

 

So now that I've rambled for a billion years, lets get this a-rollin

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Sting. Don't you do it. I need that subject. No. STING FOR CRYIN

Haiii
I love this idea! I'm pretty new to the forums but I would soooo like to join. Tracking so that I know when it becomes a thing.

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I'm also probably gonna link

I'm also probably gonna link some big posts to songs for ultimate Atmosphere in this thing to.

 

And draw stuff when something rad happens.

 

I may and may not have too much free time.

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99% premature guaruntee that

99% premature guaruntee that most of the time it will be Wonderland Round 3 because hott dayum that song pumps

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STING GIVE BACK THAT SUBJECT

Same. I actually have a tendancy to start drawing relly cool scenes from my RPs, but never get around to finishing them. I still have a few I have to finish from a couple years ago.

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hopefully?

It has been officially 1 week since the new account was submitted.

Any day now lads. any day

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very important update

omg yes i would love a half hour video about the mothman thankyou youtube buzzfeed

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I've made 3 filler characters

I've made 3 filler characters in case not enough people join or people can't come up with good characters.

There's low-key problematic, high-key edgy, and snob lord. All are incredibly rich and unique characters, one is quite literally rich, and I'm very proud of the names, the rich snoblord provided by my friend in class thankyou for this gift. If you want to join the RP when it starts but can't be bothered to/finds it too hard/etc. to make their own quality character, I'd be happy to lend one to you.

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*is chasing a deathsong who stole my subject*

Hai! Do I PM the character sheet to you or...? I'm just really hyped about playing with someone who actually understands the limitions of a single being but also knows that there is no limit to imagination, which us exactly what Dungeons and Dragons gives. I have been in a lot of role-plays and have had wayyyy to much experience with god-modders, (their characters were literally the queen of Mary Sues) about ten years or so lol. But at last! I have found you.

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Yes, you PM the character

Yes, you PM the character form to me before posting it- too many times I've seen someone post something with a ton of conflicting info or vital gaps in it and then they just,,, never fix it.

Or it doesnt suit the context and the character makes no sense being there.

(Unless they are clearly a comedic character)

[i have every intention of having todd howard in this thing btw. just literally todd howard. character bio: it's todd]

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track

This thread pop up and down and I feel stupid that I haven't tracked this yet somehow.

anyway here's a bump for ya.

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Hmm, if I end up having the

Hmm, if I end up having the time/motivation, I might draw up some of our characters in a pre-secret reveal/post-reveal type thing? Partially because it'll help visualise some things and development and such, but also because it'll make a veryvery cool image that suits the aesthetic of my super rad character at the moment.

Which reminds me, one of the new characters I've made will be taking the place of Ebony who I was originally gonna use as main, but I've got so much more potential with this person already and the more I work on them the juicier things get.

 

So everyone look foward to interacting with VIVICHI ADDERSNAPPLE, i.e. the coolest name I have ever come up with for a character

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Ten days on new account

Ten days on new account pending!!!

Anyone know the approx time this usually takes?

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Honestly, I'm ??? about the

Honestly, I'm ??? about the whole account transfer thing and at this point I am too afraid to ask. Doesn't it, usually useable right away when you register the new one?

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Nope, it has to be approved.

Nope, it has to be approved. I'm thinking if it doesnt tick over by the weekend (so like another day or 2) I might just launch

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Yeah but I always thought by

Yeah but I always thought by approving it's just an automate email with the confirm button...it's been years since I register though so I couldn't remember well. Isn't it what other forum usually does, automatic system?

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Nope

Nope

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Some Secret

Some Secret archetypes/bases:

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  • Lycanthrope; You can change your physical form into a monstrous version of a creature of your choice (includes vampirism).
  • Cursed; Either through your own fault or inherited from your bloodline, something is out to get you
  • Visitor; You come from a far-away place unlike here. How you got here, where you came from, and why you are here is up to you
  • Runner; You are fleeing a terrible choice or mistake in your past, or escaping a debt owed to someone powerful
  • Corrupted; your reasons to be here are very different from everyone else; you're working for someone, or perhaps something else
  • Redemption; you've been here before and you know what is truly happening- and it's all your fault, and it's high-time you fixed it.
  • Destined; fate has led you here, whether you're aware of it or not, and things are amounting to something big
  • Reincarnated; you laugh in the face of death because you've been there and done that. Be you resurrected at some point, or the revitalized soul of another in a new body, you are not limited to the mortal world.

 

 

Also I spent like an hour today moving all my notes for this from a word doc into a notebook file and boy howdy was that stuff in dire need of organising.

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wow, this is very helpful,

wow, this is very helpful, actually. Is it okay to be a hybrid of more than one archetypes? I feel like my char is fit in more than one.

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Uh, yeah. These are just

Uh, yeah. These are just sorta basic starting points if ppl are reading this and are interested/figuring out characters or smthn

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Hm, was about to post the

Hm, was about to post the relaunch then I uh,,, looked over at the new topics list. And boi howdy did it kick off in that 5 minute gap.

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Remember, Spam every weekend!

Remember, Spam every weekend! It's the time I tried to remember not posting anything I want to be noticed! (yet forget everytime)

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Update

- Gotten rid of the Rolls segment from the form, didn't quite matter to the RP enough to make people think of it.

- Added new secret archetype: Voidfish; memories of a previous life have been taken from you, and something is pushing you to get them back. What have you forgotten? . Pros: Secret will be tied very closely to main plot, you'll be given something cool in the RP, potential for mega-feels if I can do it right. Cons: Bulk of secret will be made by me and revealed to you over time, may add unforseen aspects to the character you might not entirely agree with?

- Added to rules of a recommended minimal character age of 15

- All parts figured out and titled

- If things go super well, I have open-ended enough of a finale for a sequal

- Posting will be turn-based using spots order- so two people don't go off on a 20-post overnight tangent and leaves everyone else behind.

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ready to post as soon as more

ready to post as soon as more ppl are online...

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local writer yeets roleplay onto garbage pile