HTTYD Roleplay - Dragons and Location Opinions?

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Hi everyone! So myself and my girly are making a HTTYD roleplay on the forum-hosting site Proboards. In the roleplay you roleplay as the dragons, both canon and your OCs. I'm being very vague because it's still a wip, but I need some opinions from the would-be members.

I'll probably make another thread for different aqspects, but right now I just need dragon and location opinions. 

 

Dragons: 

The dragons you'd be roleplaying as are wild, no humans involved. The time period hasn't changed but let's just say the main locations are inside THW. But what species of dragons you want to have the option of playing are what I'm stuck on. This is my current list of dragon species: (beware, it's long!) 

  • Scauldron 
  • Shockjaw 
  • Sand Wraith 
  • Monstrous Nightmare 
  • Terrible Terror 
  • Hobblegrunt 
  • Night Terror 
  • Gronckle 
  • Snafflefang 
  • Crimson Goregutter 
  • Timberjack 
  • Razorwhip 
  • Scuttleclaw 
  • Speed Stinger 
  • Stormcutter 
  • Light Fury 
  • Skrill 
  • Triple Stryke 
  • Hobgobbler 
  • Armorwing
  • Flightmare
  • Deadly Nadder 
  • Rumblehorn
  • Thunderclaw 
  • Windgnasher 

I'm trying to let the roster be as vast as possible so you can bring your SOD OCs into this roleplay, but I feel like I'm missing some dragons (obviously I mean popular ones since I can't list ALL the species Lol), and some of the dragons (Gronckles/Timberjacks) seem like they should be NPCs as very few people have these dragons as their mains. I don't dislike the species, but what dragons from this list would you NOT be likely to make a character out of? 
And if you have ideas for dragons you want me to possible add please let me know! 

 

Locations: 

So the primary location is the Hidden World, the many areas as well as some I've come up with on my own. But would you like there to be areas outside that dragons still inhabit? For example, Deathgrippers would be difficult to play inside THW, so maybe an island for them and other similarly aggressive dragons? Should there still be sacred areas (The Rookery, maybe an abandoned Valka's mountain?) that are still safe for dragons to venture to? 

 

Well that's all I can think of right now, and to help you have an idea of why it's mostly taking place in one location is the "story" takes place after the last time Hiccup and Toothless saw each other at the end of the third movie. So the dragons are still in hiding, but I might make events on the site for the outside islands where hunters continue to close in. 

 

What do you think? I'd love to hear your ideas while I work on the site and I'll definitely take these suggestions to heart if they're mentioned more than once. :3 

 

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P.S. 13 Is Required for Proboards, but Anyone can Give Opinions!

I almost forgot a very important aspect. Proboards (the hosting platform I'm using to make this roleplay site) requires you be 13 to register, I can't do anything about that.

 

Right now since I'm just asking for opinions it isn't important, but if people under that age join the site when it's finished it could be taken down, so please be aware of that.

Thanks! 

 

P.S. I know some people may not know what a "community roleplay site" is, so feel free to ask questions. 

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Trackin. Hm, I've never roleplayed before...... and I gotta check out the site Proboards.

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I won't be joining almost entirely because I don't find it worth it to join a new site for a single RP but I am curious why you want to limit the unpopular species? Are there some kind of RP rules where you're going to need at least one player of every dragon species you allow to be playable so you're required to make those unpopular species NPC status so the species will be able to show up and be as common as it is in the storyline without the needed players?

If not I see no reason to ban a species or make it NPC only just because it's unlikely anyone will want to play it. 

If so however, you should probubly just pick a few really popular species to be playable rather then banning a few unpopular ones or else you're going to have no players for spesific species no matter what given just how many types of dragons there are. (Heck even if I think of just popular species I can still make a pretty good list)

 

Personally I would only ban dragons that don't fit the time period and situation of the story or if I think some species are over the power level I want the playing charicters to have. (Again, if there isn't some rule prompting you to ask the question)

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Perhaps I Should Clarify; It's a Roleplay "Community" Site

I think you misunderstood the type of roleplay I'm talking about. It's not a thread, it's a roleplay site.

The difference is in community, the way posting works is play-by-post, I've always called it "group fanfiction" because otherwise it can be a little confusing to know the difference. There's a site-wide plot, but smaller, inter-personal plots go on via threads between members and characters. It's nothing so bare-bones (no offense) to the way roleplays are here. 

 

Limiting the most popular species is mostly because if I didn't, the site would have all Light Furies and that's no fun at all, and way too OP. Lol. Diversifying it, letting you post as multiple of your favorite dragon OCs on the same site across many threads is the point of a rp site. It's inter-woven interactions and can be a great place to find friends. There's only a ban on how many of what dragon you play. If you have a Light Fury, for example, you could still play a Monstrous Nightmare, a Skrill, however many else you want. But if your roster consists only of Light Fury OCs that's just boring, don't you think? 

 

As for the limitations, it's not a rule of the hosting site, it's to help me manage the community and characters. The site (not the hosting) will have its own rules and its own look. There will be IC boards for roleplay and OOC boards for out of character content like games, basically all the silly things you find here. But the main focus is of course the roleplay.

 

The reason a species would be NPC is because the work I'd have to put into making the Gronckle Species page if no one's going to use it would be a complete waste of my time and effort. I could put work towards that page if people start to want to play them, but it's more than likely they won't ever be added to the census.

The list is subject to change, that's why I'm asking for opinions. I'm trying to get a feel for what the writers around here favor before I pour an hour of work into a species page. 

 

As I stated before, the hosting site doesn't have rules regarding the roleplay. It has it's TOS, 13 to register, no s. content, ect. but the rest of it is my creativity that is then joined by others. I'm aware many people have always done 1x1 or small group threads, but there is a very, VERY large community for roleplay sites. I've already posted an interest check on a directory, so this isn't the only place I'm coming to as I was well aware most people here may not understand the kind of site I'm referring to. However, that doesn't mean I can't get opinions on what kind of dragons people tend to enjoy writing. 

 

I hope that answered your questions. I understand you don't have interest in it, but hopefully you're no longer confused. If you still have questions, feel free to ask away! I don't mind explaining things. Lol. 

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My question was really more about the unpopular ones then the popular ones so for a minute I was confused as to why you started this reply by explaining the limiting of furys and stuff. I would have assumed at least nightfurys were off limits entirely due to canon. You also touched on exactly what I said with power leveling being a reason I personally would limit or outright ban a species. I wasn't actually disagreeing with you on that point. I was just bringing up an example of when I would stop someone from using a spesific species to kind of try and explain where I was coming from.

 

Thanks for getting to things like gronkles though. I didn't know you needed a whole species page for each species/were going to be going through the effort of doing that so that makes more sense why you'd limit the unpopular ones at least untill there was enough people who wanted to play them to bother.

That's actually all I was asking for clarification on (though yes I also misunderstood parts of what the site was). Sorry if I worded things badly or something.

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Your post was a bit long with only one or two questions so I might have gotten a bit muddled with my response and trying to be more organized than was necessary, I tend to over-simplify things. I have issues with blocks of text, my brain's a wonky one. xD 

 

I getcha, but that's why the site rules are there, so I don't have to worry about micro-managing the members too much, unless they don't read the rules of course, but usually people at least skim. Lol. 

 

Sorry! Like I said, I was trying to simplify things a bit more than I needed to. It helps me to read what I'm writing better. 

I don't "need" the whole page but since the site is a dragon roleplay and, while obviously HTTYD based, you don't need to know the franchise to join the site so making a page for each species makes the choosing process easier for non-fans to find the right species to play. 

 

Nah you're fine, I tend to power-point my posts so I can take awhile to get to a conclusion. I usually add "tldr" for people. xD 

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What does tldr mean?

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TLDR;

"Too long, didn't read" - just taking your entire post and summing it up in two or three sentences for those who don't like to read long posts. 

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Oh I get where you come from with that new forum system. I used to participete the large scale rp much like that when I was young too but nowsday I prefer more easy and lax and low effort rp because of life. So I don't think I am going to participate, that means my opinion/suggestion might be useless in the end since I'm not joining but maybe I will still throw some here.

 

Like Hypergoof, I wonder why banning some species would be better than say..."Allow all species" EXCEPT a few certain species which would mean you'd have to list all the allowed species that would be a lot. But saying you need to make a thread for each species make me understand better as though why. even though I kinda surpirse how much effort you're willing to put for this.

Frankly though, all of the list you put...have no dragon I'm maining lol XD the closest one I have main character for is frankly, the Gronckle but even that I wasn't using her as often (and maybe Timberjack and Nadder and Triple Stryke) I guess that doesn't count as maining huh. The one I usually rp with as a main character and not on the list are(red are most used); Fireworm, Thunderdrum (Extremely main in the one with riders but when rp as wild talking dragon rarely use), Thornridge, Sweet death, Groncicle,Prickleboggle, Snafflefang, Death song, Raincutter, Abomibumble and Hackatoo)

but like I said I probably won't be joining so take these dragon list to the grant of saly. You'd be surprise though how some of the more obscure dragon are being rp with in some rp I participated.

 

As for Location. I had this idea that Hidden world include all underground network throughout the world so even when still inside the Hidden world there can be a volcanic area closer to the core and the desert area which is sort of like the suken sand where if you got suck into the quick sand you'd end up in this hidden world sandy area.

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I totally get that. For me, I kind of grew up on these sites so when I try to do a more lax rp I feel like I should be doing more. Lol. Everyone has their fancy, especially when some sites require word counts. Those can be pretty harsh. If I could tempt you with simplicity, the "hardest" part would be making a character bio. I don't have a word count on the site, just the typical "try to match the person you're writing with". I totally understand if this doesn't change your mind, but I wanted to put it out there. :3 

 

I should have been more clear in my opening post for sure. I think I was so worried about not forgetting something regarding what I was looking for since you can't edit your thread creation posts that I didn't mention the roleplay wasn't for this forum. That was my mistake for sure. 

As for how much effort I'm putting into it, my girly is helping me a lot. She's much better with finer details than I am, so while I over-see things and put out the draft she fixes it all up. It's kind of our passion project. We both haven't rped in a very long time so we're trying to ease back into it, but I want to be able to include generic dragon-lovers as well, so as much detail as possible for non-fans seemed like a good idea. 

 

How did I forget the Fireworm?! That's an entire location in itself, two birds with one stone. Lol. 

Hm, all good dragons. Honestly some of these (Thornridge, Sweet Death, Prickleboggle, and Hackatoo) are dragons I don't have too much backstory for. You'll probably notice a trend in my list; most of these dragons are either from the movies/series or very popular in the games. If you ever feel like you could send me a PM with some more details for those dragons, especially if they're popular, I would be very grateful! But of course no pressure. 

 

Yes, the Hidden World is all over the world so that's a good point. I kind of had focused in on the West since it's Toothless' kingdom, but spreading it out and maybe offering alphas for the other three core locations is a tempting idea. That comment about a desert-y area definitely sounds like Sandbuster territory, I do love that dragon. Lol. 

 

Thanks so much for your input! 

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That sandy thing makes me realize that it would be fun to make up some weird mini-ecosystems within the hidden world. You could get really wacky with it if you wanted to.

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haha this may sound weird but

haha this may sound weird but I do like making the imaginary fan httyd game that will never happen inside my head and that game set in the hidden world so I like to think of different eco-system and level within it, other than the standard Hidden world we see in movies and games I made; Desert area, Volcanic Area, Underground-Underground area. Underwater area, and only one weird area with the sunlight that normal tree can grow in the limited number. By my logic there should be Snowy Area too, like Underground ice carvern but I didn't included that in my game idea for the lack of stroy content.

 

Desert area are the most fun I have come up with it and I think i'd make a cool game area!

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Icy Areas!

Actually, snowy/icy areas could have plenty to offer! You could have it be the birthplace of the Bewilderbeast species, Snow Wraiths, Groncicles, Woolly Howls, and I'm sure I'm forgetting other ice-breathing/cold-adapted dragons. We see that Drago's Bewilderbeast found the place, but he was supposedly raised by Drago, and Stoick does say it's the land from which all dragons come. Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if the Bewilderbeast has a special icy hidden world of origin. ;3 

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Oh no I meant like for my

Oh no I meant like for my game idea, Outside of it sure it offer load of interesting stuff to do with. You can totally include it for the rp but for my game there're not many reason I can think of for the character to visit that area while they other got something like cool game mechanic or cool bosses or story or task one got to do in other to progress while adding ice area right now feel a little like a filler not to mention all the dragons in that areas kinda all ready appear or have a role in other part already. And exploring Bewilderbeast lore isn't something I think of doing in this story. But like I said it's fore game idea. Outside of that it can totally be a place in my Hidden world lore, it just wasn't mentioned is all! Maybe I will explore that area more in other story

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Now that I think about it and partly because it was brought up by someone else. I feel like the fireworm should be on the playable list. If only to encourage people to play it because I've seen one or two times where someone had played a little male and that can actually be pretty funny. It might be worth it even if you end up only getting to see it a couple times. (At least, if comidy is the type of RP you like)

Plus you can probubly get away with just doing one species info-sheet for both the male and female varients since it is a case where they are the same species. It's kind of two dragons in one.

 

That being said, the queens can be useful too and if someone plays one of them they would certianly have potental for a chunk of the story to become their own role if there were other stoker class players.

 

 

...The males are more halarious though. Just....so tiny. But so much fire. Terrible Terrors can do some of that too but fireworms are the kings of fire and size joke shinanigans.

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That'd probably be me unless

That'd probably be me unless there's someone else rping male fireworm I haven't met on here. I would love to meet them ^^

I know that Male Firewarm are the reciept of hilarity and unique gimmick. But I will let you know that I rp Fir very seriously even if he started off as the Funny mentor sidekick side character like Mushu. He's probably my most used character in these 'Talking dragon' type rps. Is essentially the main character of his story, go through quite an arc, currently suffering severe survivor guilt. Is Dart's Mentor. Got severe mother and identity issue and have an arc surrounding that. Might be behind of kickstart some of the major event. Made it to the list of my most powerful httyd ocs. Might be immortal from the fact I don't want to k,ill him or keep putting him in the stuff even if the timline are 100 years apart. I just kinda take that 'Fireworm are as hot as sun' description and roll with it so he's sort of like a movable heat arrow/lockpick, like Yondu's arrow. I really like rping as him.

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Responding to Chameishida; I know, it just gave me a ton of ideas was all. I'm definitely going to use that, it's too enticing to pass up. Lol. 

 

Responding to Hypergoof; I've jotted them down to be added to my site's list, it would definitely be silly of me to pass up that opportunity. I wish I could edit my original post. >~< 

 

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Heh, sure seems I'm missing quite a bit of rp fun around here. I might have to lurk in some of these threads for the amusement.