Author Topic: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!  (Read 139211 times)

Offline Elvis Strunk

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #105 on: February 06, 2016, 07:49:56 pm »
Ah, I have a few ideas now~ For one, that contest is going to bring about something horrible, that is my gut feeling~ For another, my character will probably start with an entirely exaggerated idea of what Maidges can do, thanks to fictional portrayals. "You mean we can't breath under water?" And technology... here's a fun question. Considering that they have the internet, they must clearly have porn. How does the difference in what maids are effect fetishes and pornography involving maids? Are they considered more sexual, because people love them? Or would they be considered 'sacred', and thus, off limits? Not that this would stop anyone. Would the same people be attracted to a maid fetish as in our world? Ooh, and what about butlers? Since they take up a lot of the 'traditional' maid duties in this universe, perhaps they're more popular subjects of kinky things~ Why does any of this matter? Who knows! But if we can't discuss alternate universe pornography, then what's the point in having an alternate universe?!

Offline Gamerjunkie

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #106 on: February 07, 2016, 04:03:58 am »
Really, I'm more interested in this world's views on lewdness. Is it considered something never to be brought up in "civilized" conversation?
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Offline Elvis Strunk

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #107 on: February 06, 2016, 07:57:59 pm »
wooly said before that you can not bother wearing any clothing, at the Lyceum, that you wouldn't get kicked out for it... but that you wouldn't succeed or advance or be taken seriously. This hints that, while not quite as strict as real life, there are limitations in place, and social stigmas related to nudity, and probably general lewdness as well. Though, I'm sure Mister GM will supply a more informed answer.

Offline Duke Rockhopper

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #108 on: February 07, 2016, 04:13:46 am »
Rule 34 is multiversal. It exists everywhere in every time!

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Offline Marx-93

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #109 on: February 07, 2016, 04:38:12 am »
... so, here I was, racing to finishing my chars, with ideas of the setting, a little of politics, a dash of military tactics and a bit of science, and here I found everyone discussing of lewdness...

I'm clearly behind. I'll have to train a lot more so that I don't bring you down.

((BTW, wooly, you have received my PMs, right? While it's barely been a day, I've seen you so active in this thread that I worried it might not have reached you))
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Offline woolyshambler

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #110 on: February 06, 2016, 09:07:27 pm »
Considering that they have the internet, they must clearly have porn. How does the difference in what maids are effect fetishes and pornography involving maids? Are they considered more sexual, because people love them? Or would they be considered 'sacred', and thus, off limits? Not that this would stop anyone. Would the same people be attracted to a maid fetish as in our world? Ooh, and what about butlers? Since they take up a lot of the 'traditional' maid duties in this universe, perhaps they're more popular subjects of kinky things~ Why does any of this matter? Who knows! But if we can't discuss alternate universe pornography, then what's the point in having an alternate universe?!

There is porn.  Maid fetishes are still alive and well you'll all be glad to know.  Some people probably go absolutely ape for Maids, whether its because they like the taboo of "corrupting" something "sacred" or because they like kick ass beautiful women.  It probably depends on the individual.

As far as the Maids themselves go, they're women and human beings like anyone else.  There's a normal Bell curve distribution of Maids ranging from Deeox-level prudes to Maids who like fast Zephyrs and faster men/women. 

Maid-Butler pairs are the cheesiest form of romantic fiction on Antiope, a real classic for those who get suckered into mass produced romantic fiction.  If it happens in real life, people tend to groan and roll their eyes, but smile all the same.  There's also a famous (or infamous) series of books called the "Dusk" Series involving a spineless and depressive Butler who's caught in a love triangle between a Leysa and Aevum Maid; all the characters (if they can be even called that) are one dimensional (on account of zero dimensions making no sense) portrayals of stereotypes and it's unclear whether the overarching metaphor for domestic violence and sexism is even intentional or not.  Unsurprisingly, the movie adaptations were even worse and ended up giving rise to a BDSM-themed spin off book and movie as well, much to the chagrin of Lyceums across the globe.

Really, I'm more interested in this world's views on lewdness. Is it considered something never to be brought up in "civilized" conversation?

Antiope is in general a non-prudish place.  People have sex.  It's normal to have sex.  Nobody really cares what someone else is doing in the privacy of their own bedroom (or anywhere else discreet) so long as it's consensual.  Most Maid settle down with a partner (there are no stigmas or taboos about any sexual orientation, honestly, these are modern, civilized times), but it's not really surprising or even uncommon for them to have wilder years when they're young.

Again, most people (including Maids), exist on a Bell curve distribution for lewdness, most folks being just plain average.  Whatever the hell that means.

wooly said before that you can not bother wearing any clothing, at the Lyceum, that you wouldn't get kicked out for it... but that you wouldn't succeed or advance or be taken seriously. This hints that, while not quite as strict as real life, there are limitations in place, and social stigmas related to nudity, and probably general lewdness as well. Though, I'm sure Mister GM will supply a more informed answer.

It's really about not rocking the boat.  Are you going to be arrested for walking around nude?  No.  Are people going to wonder why you don't wear clothes when everyone else does and think you're some kind of troublemaker or attention seeker?  Yup.  Doesn't look great for promotions or winning favor with others if people think you're pulling that crap just to rub it in everyone's faces and give authority a big middle finger.  This isn't a dictatorship, but society has rules and conventions you know.

Offline Heinrike

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #111 on: February 07, 2016, 04:16:55 am »
. posted

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Offline WhydidIbuytheunionfrigate

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #112 on: February 07, 2016, 01:06:40 pm »
Ah Wooly... My character is going to be... interesting in a good way. Basically her personality will be closer to a business woman than anything else. I need to know though, what's the economy like? Currency? Resources? Etc. I'm going to try to put my econ knowledge to good use here in the game, so if you don't have the answers, I'll make the things up myself and most likely will base it off of the modern economies today.
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Offline Verthand

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #113 on: February 07, 2016, 07:13:31 am »
Oh well I guess i didnt make myself clear enough. I asked those questions in a very broad way bk i dont want to make 20 questions of things that look the same or be too specific for an answer that only applies to that question. Will try to be more clear this time.

2 - Is it going to follow a plot the gm will present to the players,  or the players build the plot and the story develops by itself?
I have a plot planned.  Obviously this is a cooperative RPG and expository experience, so the 5 players who end up being in the main cast will certainly be bringing their own stories/conflicts/etc. into the campaign.  But that doesn't change the main plot.  So the answer is both.

The players will be able to take pro-active actions or should they wait the GM to lead them somewhere? If players are too pro-active, the plot will derail too much from where it was supposed to go. On the other hand, the freedom of doing what they want is fun. I know you going to try to balance it out, but whats the main orientation u plan to give? Basically, how much derail are u going to allow? Would u change the things u have planned bk of the players actions or would use gm powers to keep the plot where its supposed to be?


3 - Do players die? What happens if they do?
Players can die.  If they die, they might be replaced.  Might not.  We'll see.  Pro tip: don't die.

No res skills? A dead player has no chance of respawn anywhere? Or maybe they can die and be resurrected a certain numbers of times until they replaced?


4 - Is there a losing or winning condition for the players?
You win if you kill the big bad.  You lose if big bad kills you.

What i meant is: will u make situations in the game where something cant happen no matter what or something must happen even if the players dont feel like it? Example: Will be there a certain events that must be trigerred or plot cant advance? Or will they have total freedom, no winning or losing condition anywhere in the whole game (besides not getting killed)? What happens if the maids fail a mission? They gonna have to keep retrying until they succeed?


5 - Players will get cookies for good rp?
Probably the single most influential factor in my picking your maid as a member of the main cast will be a player's ability to RP well and to write the RP coherently, descriptively, and appropriately.  I'm not going to lie; it's not going to really going to fly if I can't make head or tails out of your post even if you've got the coolest Maid ever (who's Eli BTW).

Players going to get XP, items, or any bonus at all solely based on a good rp, or perhaps penalties for a bad RP?

There are more i would like to ask, but its past 5:10am here. Will do next time

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Offline Gamerjunkie

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #114 on: February 07, 2016, 07:36:30 am »
You've said that the maids do all their stuff in the school. How is housing handled? Two to a room? Singles? Barracks style?
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Offline Heinrike

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #115 on: February 07, 2016, 07:43:26 am »
RP skills. I have that in spades. Anyways... Oh, yeah, I forgot to do her height. :P

Gonna fix that.

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Offline BlackStarLine

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #116 on: February 07, 2016, 02:16:30 pm »
Question: How many special qualities are you allowing?

Offline WeAreTheMeta

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #117 on: February 07, 2016, 02:21:29 pm »
How much money/pat/backstab-to-my-friend do I need to give for me to be sure to be chosen for the rp?

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Offline woolyshambler

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #118 on: February 07, 2016, 03:18:29 pm »
Ah Wooly... My character is going to be... interesting in a good way. Basically her personality will be closer to a business woman than anything else. I need to know though, what's the economy like? Currency? Resources? Etc. I'm going to try to put my econ knowledge to good use here in the game, so if you don't have the answers, I'll make the things up myself and most likely will base it off of the modern economies today.

The standard unit of currency is called the "Kyn" which comes in whole number denominations.  Most Barrier Cities use the Kyn as a global currency, although some probably have local currency out of pride as well.  Kyn are represented by translucent plasticine cards of varying color the size of actual trading cards in our universe; they're holographic to prevent counterfeiting and quite pretty to look at, even if it wasn't money.

The economy is fairly robust; things are stable and improving steadily.  Again, large sectors of the economy revolve around Adalstier mining/salvage, refining, purifying, and application into Adalstier powered tech.  Tax Kyn fund the extremely expensive and laborious process of refining core-grade Adalstier for the city's core or the Maids' Adalstier Engines.  I'm not sure what else is going on, but I'd expect their economy more or less looks like ours once you get past the magitek.

Lots of stuff

Players are certainly allowed whatever freedom they can think of within the framework I give them.  I can't stop a player from wanting to wander off or break something they're not supposed to.  As GM it's of course my duty to maintain some semblance of order and plot; this isn't Akio's sandbox RPG.  There is a plot and things beyond player control will occur in order to advance the plot.  What they do as a result is up to them, but I suspect anyone who gets in would be invested enough to want to save Antiope instead of sitting on their hands.  My gut feeling is that the 5 players selected will be far from the type to deliberately try subverting or undermining the plot, so it's utterly a non-issue.  If it gets derailed, then it's a match of creativity and wits to get it back on the rails.  I think it'll be fine~

You die = you die.  If you read the rulebook there are provisions for progression based on Favor.  Please read if you have questions.  Please don't ask if you have questions because I don't have answers.  Why?  Because I haven't read it yet.

You've said that the maids do all their stuff in the school. How is housing handled? Two to a room? Singles? Barracks style?

5 Maids live together in a suite, each with separate bedrooms.  There's a more private and intimate common area for the 5 inside the suite and a larger common area for all students to which their individual suites join into.  It's quite fancy and pleasant; lots of old armchairs and history.  Think Ivy League/Cambridge/Oxford old, rich, and fancy.  Lots of leather armchairs, fireplaces, books, portraits, statues, etc.

Question: How many special qualities are you allowing?

T_T please people... this was literally conceived as a joke 5 or 6 days ago.  I need time and deliberation before rules are set.  As I said; character creation is more or less limited to story elements at this point.  I will make no comment on anything that might remotely have game play effects and the such since I haven't read the book yet.  When I know, you'll know.  For now, let's keep the questions totally restricted to setting.  I promise you all that when I figure stuff out and get my act together, you'll all be the first to know.

How much money/pat/backstab-to-my-friend do I need to give for me to be sure to be chosen for the rp?

That implies that I'm morally bankrupt and partial to bribery/flattery/subservience.  Despite what some of you might think (a joke), I'm looking for 5 partners to write this story with.  I think the universe I've cooked up deserves a lot better than to just be sold out, don't you?  I want my 5 partners to be the best fit possible for the RP.  That's the only metric.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2016, 09:47:22 pm by woolyshambler »

Offline rellimkram

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #119 on: February 07, 2016, 06:10:28 pm »
I guess I should clarify the limits of the abilities I picked so I don't accidentally overstep my bounds later.

Aevum: Sure you might be bullet proof in limited fashion, being able to heal and the like, but pain from injuries is no less real for Aevum Maids than anyone else.  Also, although they might have tremendous resilience, an attack that definitively kills an Aevum Maid or one of her sisters will afford no opportunity for her to use Aevum to her advantage; healing doesn't work if you're already dead. 

When you say that pain is no less real for Aevum maids than any other, does that mean they have little/no ability to control the nervous system? One thing I was considering for my maid was the ability to amplify the sense of pain in opponents in order to suppress them more quickly (and somewhat because she's a bit of a sadist in ways). I'm cool with that not being allowed, or if there are potentially other effects, such as being forced to heighten her own pain in exchange for being able to alter that of someone else (or something to that effect). You had said before that she would need to be really close to someone to be able to change their perception (vision, hearing, etc), so would physical contact be sufficient to manipulate more extreme things such as the perception of pain?

Vidrein:  So I touched earlier on how Vidrein Maids needed to know exactly what they were trying to materialize.  By exactly, I mean exactly.  If your Maid can't physically assemble the weapon she's trying to manifest from basic components blindfolded, she's probably not going to abstract it in enough detail to produce a functional weapon.  Also remember that whatever weapon a Maid is manifesting has to be "real."  Just because you're imagining a weapon that fires pure energy doesn't mean you're going to make one that actually does.  Vidrein Maids also cannot violate the principle of Conservation of Adalstier.  You can't make Adalstier.  Ever.

When changing something's material, or simply creating a simple item with just a few static parts (like a knife or stake), does the maid need to know how to create the material in question, or just the item? For example, if Lola were to change a glove into something like diamond, would that require different knowledge/skills than changing it back into cloth? To expand on that example, diamond has a very uniform makeup, crystalline carbon, while cloth is rather complex, some types more so than others based on if they're organic or artificial (ex: cotton vs polyester) and various other factors (dyes, weave pattern, design, etc).

I know I'm going quite a ways back with these questions, but I don't think I saw them answered anywhere. Sorry if you answered it already, I'll go look more if that's the case.

On a separate theme, what happens to a maid after they've died? Not in a game mechanics sort of way, but more of a "funeral/final rites/will and testament" way. Could a maid volunteer her crystallized body to research/technology, or would that be considered an affront to the dignity of the deceased? If they can be researched or the like, how pure is the crystal that forms within their body? Could the maid ask to be used to make new cores for the engines of future maids or to help power the city's technology in similar fashion to how people in the real world can ask to be used as fertilizer for trees or have their ashes turned to diamond for use/ornamentation?
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kinda like in MGS5 when Snake said to turn the dead into diamond so they could be carried with the others into battle
If harvesting the body for resources is too extreme, could they be used to further biological understanding of a maid's biology to make advancements in the way of discovering new maids, slowing the crystallization process in others, or maybe even artificially creating more maids? As with all adventurers/heros, it pays to think about such things, as the risk of death is always lurking just around the corner. Why die and leave only memories when you can sacrifice your now vacant body with the chance to advance the world you died to protect in the first place, am I right?
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Jynx: I mentioned that if Bea failed as a Maid, she'd force herself to be a housewife. /// WoolyShambler: Lucky Lola; looks like she'll have a live-in bedwarmer at the Lyceum /// Rev: Wasnt that Knat's job tho? /// WoolyShambler: I meant Bea /// Lola Lang would be happy enough to have both Bea and Knat in her bed each night