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Post Re: Non-HPU RP: Jade Star Academy OOC
probably best described as rocket/magic propelled basketball, i'm not doing the whole 'flying croquet on brooms designed by a madwoman' nonsense the world that inspired this one had.

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So... since Buster is gone, we should decide what to do next. Grim and I have both expressed interest in taking over, but I've spoken with Grim and he seems like he has a much more thought out plan than I did, and has more interest. I would be fine with Grim taking over.

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Post Re: Non-HPU RP: Jade Star Academy OOC
Since it seems Buster is gone for the foreseeable future, I'm happy to approve of a change of GM. If there are no objections I'll give it to Grim in a day or two. If anyone else fancies trying their paw at GMing then let me know and we can have an election. If no one else wants it then it'll be Grim by default as per his and Cyber's agreement.

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Hey everyone~
Iiii waaaas suggested to this by someone (a member on these forums, no less!) and it does look super fun but I'm not looking to overstep my boundaries or push my welcome since I'm keenly aware I'm still kinda green. So I just wanted to get general opinion on whether the other players returning (or joining, or even reading for all I care) think I should. Last thing I want is to mess with anyone else's fun.
So with that in mind, anyone who would like to share their thoughts on the matter be they positive or negative are invited to PM me and speak openly, I'm not gonna be hurt or anything I just prefer knowing to wondering. :lol:
I know this isn't traditional or really normal, but... I want to make sure everyone is having their best time and I'd rather bug you guys here once than for the foreseeable future of this.
Thank you all for your time, and to my mystery suggester for their keen sight!


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Okay so let me premise by saying I think I have a few changes that I think this is going to be a pretty long post that is going to outline some of my proposed chanes that in my opinion would be for the better. First let's talk about the magic system as before in my mind I think it was far too complicated. I have yet to create a pantheon of gods yet but as this comes to me I will flesh out the world a bit more. Here I just want to lay down the combat.

Light(Creation)
Darkness (Destruction)
Water/Ice
Earth
Fire
Lightning
Metal
Wind

More may be added to the list later but these are the 8 elements I think would most fit our roleplay. Moving on I'm going to propose a partner based system where there are three kinds of magic based creatures. Unlike in the old system where only spirits could use magic, here mortals, spirits and yes indeed the few dragons that exist can use magic.

In my system it won't be a requirement persay but it will be good to have. Your elemental/familiar need not be the element that your character wields however there are pros amd cons to this.

1. Both partners wield same elements means stronger magic of said element, can combine attacks to be super strong but they are only one noted and have weakness to rival elemental.

2. Wielder uses magic from one element while spirit is another element meaning you're more versatile. Your magic as a caster isn't as strong as someone who has both but you can combine attacks to make new elements. Strength in versatility not outright brawn.

3. If a mortal has no magic powers and still makes a bond with a spirit then they take on the elemental power of the spirit.

I feel like should establish some ground rules about what a spirit is so here is what I have so far regarding these.

Spirits: Spirits in this realm come from a magical realm outside the mortal one, where they are immortal, are at their strongest because they are surrounded by so much magic, but when summoned or traveling to the material world they are no longer mortal and because this realm has far less magic in it are a bit weaker. In exchange for bonding with mortals they can draw upon their magic as a temporary battery of sorts increasing their overall life expectancy in this realm, and in exchange given the mortal a bit of their power.

I'm sure there are different cases, other pacts that can be made between spirits whereas there are more benefits than this but this is just what I can think of as a baseline.

You can choose to just play a spirit, or you can choose to be a caster/fighter however you want to be. Overall if anyone has any questions, I'd be open to answer.

Proposed character sheets:
Name:

Text Color:

Age:

Gender:

Height:

Appearance:

Species:

Element(if any):

Backstory:

Other Notes:

Special Stats:
S:
P:
E:
C:
I:
A:
L:



Spirit Spreadsheet:

Name:

Element:

Backstory:

Personality:

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UPDATE:

For all those wondering, the setting will be Medieval times, instead of the moreso the bronze age that it was set in last time.

There are Knights, Kings and Queens, dragons (exceedingly rare) and other magical mythical creatures of the land. This means that for anyone who chooses the metal element (*cough cough*) you will be far more useful in this setting than you were in the last one. All swords, plate armor, chain armor, and almost all weapons bar a few are made of steel/iron. Actually especially given magic is in this world expect for metal to be able to be enchanted and given magical properties.

I'm going to take inspiration from twokinds here and rather than separate all the subspecies of cats and dogs into species names they will all be placed into one kingdom. Cat antrhos will have their own kingdom, dog antrhos will have their own kingdoms as will humans. Lizard folk will also have their own kingdom. This is pretty streamlined and straight forward but I figured this would be a lot easier than giving every subspecies of cat and or dog kind a separate species name. Far easier to keep track of and in my opinion streamlines things a lot.

If I for whatever reason missed a species you would like to include I'm open to suggestions but for the time being those are the Four Kingdoms. A treaty was struck between the Four Kingdoms long ago and a time of peace has settled upon the land but that does not mean that times are peaceful. Many years have passed since then and now a new threat has come upon the land. Spirits are coming through the Ethereal Plane into the material plane in greater numbers. As part of this truce and in order to combat the rise of the many spirits crossing over into the material realm, a school was made with the intention of teaching those how to handle their Familiars, whether bonded or unbonded.

You have been invited to the Velorian Academy, one of the best schools throughout the land for teaching those who wish to learn how better to control their spiritual familiars, or spirits in general.

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Post Re: Non-HPU RP: Jade Star Academy OOC
No one has objected so Imma make it official. *gives Grim the keys to the city and the mayoral sash*

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Hold on, this is nothing, absolutely nothing, like the game we all started playing. I was fine with streamlining the game mechanics, but the entire world and everything that's been established so far has been changed.

I didn't sign up for that. It's not even the same Academy. Why take over the game if you're just going to turn it into a completely different game?

Literally none of our character sheets are totally valid anymore. All of them have to be changed. David's from another universe. How does that fit in to the new rules? This even removes several of the available races, including dragons.

I wouldn't have agreed to step aside if I knew we were just going to throw the whole game away and start again. Why not just start a new game at that point?

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Ah.

Sorry, just to clarify, Grim is GM now BUT the rules still state he needs a majority vote from players to make major changes to the game setting or mechanics. If you guys don't like his plan, feel free to comment and work with him to create something that works for you all. ^^ I haven't given him carte blanche to do whatever he likes, just the permissions to edit the first post in the OOC so he can tidy things up.

His main goal was to simply JSA because he thought it seemed too complicated before. If you have suggestions on how to do that while keeping the flavour of the game the same he'd love to hear them.

Of course, any problems or issues and you're welcome to DM me or Serence too. ^^

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Cyber, calm down. The base mechanics, the base premise is still the same, a partner based action adventure fantasy roleplay. Any and ALL characters who were already played and established will simply need to be tweaked a little and they will 100% be replaced. I did talk about streamlining the mechanics, but I 100% wanted to make the world and everything about it trimmed down and far more accessable for everyone to get involved. Before Buster started this roleplay I had discussed with you this idea anyway. This is my plan, I'm redoing it. Starting things from scratch but the base principle remains the same here. Why are you upset about this when I've had these changes posted for a day or so?

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Hmm, I agree with Cyber. If these were just mechanics changing, that would be one thing and fine, especially since the main mechanics of the roleplay did not come into affect before Buster left. However, a full SETTING overhaul, in my opinion, goes straight against what inheriting a role play is about. As Cyber said, if you were going to throw the world out, the setting, the lore, the time frame, literally the entire world, and just keeping the magic school aspect, just propose a new RP.

If you're not going to utilize the world this RP was based on, let it die and create a new one instead of mangling it into something unrecognizable.

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Keeping a building's foundation after you tear it down and build another building on top of it doesn't make the building the same.

And yes, you did have this up for a while. But the parts I have a problem with are the setting and lore changes because those are what will have the biggest impact on the characters themselves and their stories. Those changes were edited in, as I can tell. Nobody gets notifications when a post has been edited, so I didn't see those changes until now.

There's a lot of things I don't like about the changes:

A) A removal of a large variety of playable race options by specifying "Cat" "Dog" "Lizard" or "Human." Buster's game had a ton of options, like bird people, ungulates, horses, dragons, nagas, gryphons, sphinxes, and a ton of other creative species based off of mythical creatures like minitaurs and harpies and sirens.
B) Making dragons a rare (In other words, non-playable) group instead of the dragons we already had, which were just one of the races.
C) Introducing humans as a native race undermines or completely removes a major theme from David's arc. His whole shtick is that he's the only one of his kind, and he can't blend in at all even though he wants to. He's shy, but sticks out like a sore thumb because he's like nothing anyone's seen.
D) No mention of gates means David doesn't have a way of getting into the universe, which means he would have to be a native. That removes literally the most important parts of his character, backstory, and arcs.
E) No longer being in Jade Star Acadamy. That's the name of the game. If someone signs up to play Jade Star Academy, then they should be set in Jade Star Academy.

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Post Re: Non-HPU RP: Jade Star Academy OOC
I agree, and will step down from this position as it has been mase clear to me that as it stands I do not want to save JSA but make.something semi unique and my own. I will step down and post my ideas in the OOC in the hopes others may like my idea too. I relent and since Cyber wants to save JSA and I want to do my own ideas I think it best he run it and I try my paw at GMing a new topic.

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I will do what I can. I'll take some time this weekend to read through the lore Buster provided, and see what I can do to streamline things while keeping it so that nobody needs to change their characters or retcon anything that's happened so far.

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I've been trying to come up with an idea for what to do to continue the RP, but I'm running into a few problems. The first one is the sudden absence of three of our players. Our numbers dropped from 7 to 4 with Grim and Buster leaving and Gameb18oy AFK for an unknown time.

This is especially damaging since one of Roarin's characters was in a 1 on 1 RP with one of Grim's characters, and Deske's character had bonded with Gameb18oy's character.

If Deske's character is to continue, something needs to be done about Gameb18oy's character and their link. Whether it's a retcon, or if Deske wants to take the character over, I'm open to suggestions. There needs to be enough time passing for Roarin's ethereal to get back to the school, and I'm leaning towards a time skip. But then, I also wouldn't mind using the tour to build things up and get comfortable with the world building.

Any suggestions?

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I'm down for a retcon. Give it some time for Gameb18oy to come back and if moves on too far, Thomas'll just pick up an ethereal along the way.

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If there does end up being a ret-con, I can always play another character for Thomas's would-be ethereal (if Thomas doesn't mind or had anything planned already), I had an idea in mind.

And I'd vote for tour over timeskip. It'd give us some time to adjust and fill in some of the grey areas. My ethereal character can just be on the back burner for now, assumed to be making their way back to the school over time.

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Neon, do you have anything to say or do?

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Don't think I have anything major to say or do, if you post before me it shouldn't affect whatever I could post, so I don't mind getting skipped right now.

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