Battlegrounds : A Pokémon Role-Play { Closed } - Day Two: Kalita City

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{ Battlegrounds }

A Pokémon Role-Play

Welcome, aspiring Pokémon Trainers, to the island region of Gensia. You have all travelled to this region from far-off lands, whether interested in seeing the sights, meeting new people, or following the rumours that people may have spread to your homelands.

Well, the rumours are true. The Pokémon of Gensia are different from the norm, despite being of the same species. And a large number of Pokémon make their homes here: all can be found in at least one other region. Your journey begins in the port city of Aquamar. From there, you will travel all across Gensia, taking on the Pokémon League Challenge, learning of the differences between here and your homes, and with luck, making new friends along the way.



Author's Notes - Important, Please Read
- Welcome to Battlegrounds. I am your GM; RBMidknight, Mr. Omega and socialtangent are my secondary GMs.
- This is a Pokémon role-play, set in a new region, and with new rules. Instead of following the rules provided by the standard Pokémon games as of Generation V*, we will be using those of the Pokémon mod Blaze Black and Volt White. A large number of Pokémon, items and moves have been changed. As such, the relevant information will be provided to those who wish to join up.
- The Gensia region has eight new Gyms, a brand-new Elite Four, and a new team of villains. All of which will be introduced over the course of the story.
- Unlike in the Pokémon anime, Battlegrounds will include things like an active police force, death, violence and general unpleasantness. This isn't the perfect world you see in the anime. Actions may have consequences, be they short-term or long-term.
- As stated above, all the characters will begin in Aquamar City (a map is provided below).

*Note: At the time of publication, Black and White 2 have not yet been released in English versions. Any changes that B2/W2 may make will not have an impact on Battlegrounds.


I am looking to accept a reasonable number of characters: anywhere between eight and twelve (inclusive, of course) including my own character. If you have any questions, feel free to post them here, or send them to me via private message or on Skype.

Accepted Characters

Another Pokemon RP? Well, how can I say no?

No seriously. Reserve. Nao!

I would like a spot as well, my good man. A sheet shall be provided soon. Whether it is soon as in within 24 hours or soon as in within a few days, I dunno. But a sheet shall be made!

As I have been unable to come up with a satisfactory character over the two days, I withdraw my interest.

Redlin5:
Hmm, you have whet my interest. I will write up a character sheet by the end of the weekend if you permit me a reserve.

Oh and feel free to contact me via Skype if you PM me.

Ordinarily I do not accept reserves except in special circumstances. Any sheet that has been posted or sent to me in some other manner will be considered, but I don't like having to wait around for 'reserved' people to write up a character.

This should not, however, discourage people from sending me characters. ^_^

CounterAttack:
SNIP

I was merely reflecting what Neo said above me but whatever. If I haven't sent you a sheet by the end of Sunday you can count me out if you want.

Redlin5:
I was merely reflecting what Neo said above me but whatever. If I haven't sent you a sheet by the end of Sunday you can count me out if you want.

There's plenty of time. No need to rush, this isn't starting up for a good while.

I'm sorry if I offended. Had no intention to.

CounterAttack:
There's plenty of time. No need to rush, this isn't starting up for a good while.

I'm sorry if I offended. Had no intention to.

No worries, all is good. :)

I have interest in this, might have a sheet up soon.

I've been meaning to get back into Pokémon for quite some time. ^^

The sheet has been made!

Just tell me if there's anything that needs editing or otherwise.

Hmmm, this is very interesting. I remember being in the Masters Pokemon RP a couple of years ago, which was a lot of fun, and that had a more "realistic" world, with murder and hunting and that sort of thing. I'll have another read of the OP and then look at making a sheet.

Edit - Aww, you picked Togepi already, guess I'll have to choose a different starter for my sheet.

I've made a change to one small thing of note: money is now measured only in Pokémon Dollars, or P$ for short. I've also given a reasonable amount of starting money to use as a base if people so desire.

(This is a working draft, I've still got a few ideas to sort out with regards to the rest of his Bio. How it shapes out in the end will depend on what starter pokemon you deem fits with the rules.)

I'm fairly sure I have everything in order. Tell me if anything needs to be fixxed.

EDIT: Looks like someone beat me to my Starter. I'll think of a back up in the mean time if it gets that far.

Shadowstar38:
-snip-

I hate to do this, but the name Virgil has already been taken by one of the people the players will meet over the course of the story. Other than that, the sheet looks good.

Dogmatic99:
-snip-

Under the Blaze Black & Volt White rules, you don't need to trade Pokémon to cause them to evolve. Haunter evolves into Gengar at level 36.

CounterAttack:

Shadowstar38:
-snip-

I hate to do this, but the name Virgil has already been taken by one of the people the players will meet over the course of the story. Other than that, the sheet looks good.

Thats why I always have a backup. The edited version is up in my old post.

So, is mine up to snuff, or does it need some changes? Just wondering because I started writing it up at like 4 in the morning over here, so I'm not sure if I was making coherent sentences by then or not

Yay, I've been waiting for another Pokemon RP to start up, AND I was able to dig up an old sheet that I haven't used yet. Double Yay!!

Here it is, if there's something wrong, then I will readily change it.

EDIT: I cleaned up the inventory and added a few things. As well as added to the talents.

PrinceOfShapeir:
Sam Felix

Redryhno:
Jonah Ikastine

Okay, I'm not gonna lie here. I don't like either of these characters, for a number of reasons. I'll go through my reasoning for both of them.

Shapeir:
- First and foremost, I don't like the idea of having a wanted criminal among the player-characters. Especially one who looks a heck of a lot like he's on the run.
- A couple of the things in the bio just don't add up. Things just seem to go your character's way without any real explanation of how they happen. Just that they do.
- You make no mention of your character's parents at all. Just that he was born and lived on the streets.

Rhyno:
- The Appearance section is just... bizarre. The beard, the short stature, the muscle, the hair, the clothing... it's very difficult for me to believe that you're not joking around here.
- The talents, too, are highly questionable. A Machoke needs to constantly wear a specialised belt to restrict its strength, and it can casually lift a truck with one hand. No seventeen-year-old - especially not one who is 4'5" tall - should be able to perform anything close to that, even if the comparison is described as over-exaggeration.
- The knuckle dusters. I don't see a proper reason for them being in your character's inventory. No player-character should carry weapons of any kind, unless there is a reason for them that I deem acceptable.

Both of you:
- I've seen the fights you two have gotten into in the past, and I don't want any of your feuding in my role-play. With that I think I can safely say that neither of these characters will be accepted.

CounterAttack:
snip

Fair enough, but know first that I'm just arguing for the character, not against you. I've known gm's that take personal offense at explanations before. First off, I'm really basing this off of real world stuff.shorter stature, better center of balance, hence if they're built up, then they are able to move more, besides the fact that grip factors into lifting more than raw strength allot of the time.

The beard, yes, it's a joke, but I figured having a strong-man template would be a bit boring. And the Machoke thing was supposed to be taken like someone saying in the real world telling you you're as strong as a bull/ox/etc., not to be taken anywhere near as literal as it is. Just going for a bit of cross-world sayings there is all.

The knuckle dusters, alright, I can take them off, but I felt they were somewhat appropriate considering if he free-dives, - and the fact that he's from the region's fighting gym city- you probably don't want to touch much of the coral you run into down there. I can easily switch them to some kind of neoprene gloves if you want.

The clothing is just supposed to be stuff that's easy to swim in and doesn't weigh him down in the water, plus a jacket for if he runs into a stiff breeze after a swim or a colder climate. He is from a beach town after all, and yes, I know the temperature isn't always warm and sunny, but that doesn't mean the guy can't dress the way he's comfortable for most of the time.

And I didn't know Sharpie had submitted a sheet or that he even had an interest in Pokemon when I started writing this and then left for a bit and came back and finished it up. And so long as one of us aren't GM'ing, you can be reasonably comfortable knowing that this "feud" doesn't spill into your rp. So don't start assuming things that happened outside of the game for the most part are going to happen in your game.

Redryhno:
-snip-

My judgement stands. That and I don't want to accept your character. I do not think Mr. Ikastine will be suitable.

And I would appreciate it if you please refrained from telling me what I should and should not assume. Thank you.

Again, no offense, but I have every right to tell you to not assume in this matter, you were not involved in any way of the time period you're referencing. Enjoy your strange little rp and g'bye. Best of luck to ya

I was interested until I saw 5th Gen. Not that I have anything major against it, (I don't like the pokemon but they are not catastrophic.) I just have no real knowledge on it, or the are this will take place. I have to ask either to be allowed to only use 4th gen or lower pokemon and be given some idea as to what the 5th gen is about. Or, I simply will be right on my merry way.

drmigit2:
I was interested until I saw 5th Gen. Not that I have anything major against it, (I don't like the pokemon but they are not catastrophic.) I just have no real knowledge on it, or the are this will take place. I have to ask either to be allowed to only use 4th gen or lower pokemon and be given some idea as to what the 5th gen is about. Or, I simply will be right on my merry way.

Battlegrounds goes beyond 5th Gen. A considerable number of Pokémon, of all generations, have been changed from their original versions.

As for the 'are' in which Battlegrounds will take place, I assume you mean 'area'. Gensia is a fully fledged region of my own creation.

CounterAttack:

drmigit2:
I was interested until I saw 5th Gen. Not that I have anything major against it, (I don't like the pokemon but they are not catastrophic.) I just have no real knowledge on it, or the are this will take place. I have to ask either to be allowed to only use 4th gen or lower pokemon and be given some idea as to what the 5th gen is about. Or, I simply will be right on my merry way.

Battlegrounds goes beyond 5th Gen. A considerable number of Pokémon, of all generations, have been changed from their original versions.

As for the 'are' in which Battlegrounds will take place, I assume you mean 'area'. Gensia is a fully fledged region of my own creation.

Shows my knowledge of 5th gen. Lolz. Okay, I will come up with a sheet in a day or two, tomorrow might be a busy day.

Dogmatic99:
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Under the Blaze Black & Volt White rules, you don't need to trade Pokémon to cause them to evolve. Haunter evolves into Gengar at level 36.[/quote]

How the Poke-times have changed :p

Once again, let me know if anything needs changing.

Right, this may be difficult as I live in New Zealand, So I apologize in advance for any time zone issues.

Here comes the first draft:

Thoughts so far?

I have a few questions before i submit anything...

Whats the ruling on TMs? would the level 5 starter pokemon be allowed all 4 of their attacks to be TMs? EDIT: Reading further, its implied no, so where can they be found? How will they be found?
Will this use pokemon rules or realistic rules? Can a Lapras Surf without knowing the attack?

Can pokemon die at all? Not necessarily those belonging to trainers, but wild pokemon? I fancy making a hunter, or a poacher if able.

Where do Magneton and Nosepass evolve? Where does Glaceon evolve? etc.

MORE EDITS: Nobody starts in this region... so that question doesnt matter. im stupid.

Finally, whats the accepted level of villainy? He wouldnt necessarily be a villain, but hes not a nice person and would be likely to commit several villainous acts... If not, ill have to tone it down a bit.

Hope its good enough any grammer problems right now are mostly from my swollen fingers on my left hand so having a hard time typing well with 2 hands xD

garjian:
Whats the ruling on TMs? would the level 5 starter pokemon be allowed all 4 of their attacks to be TMs? EDIT: Reading further, its implied no, so where can they be found? How will they be found?

Will this use pokemon rules or realistic rules? Can a Lapras Surf without knowing the attack?

Can pokemon die at all? Not necessarily those belonging to trainers, but wild pokemon? I fancy making a hunter, or a poacher if able.

Where do Magneton and Nosepass evolve? Where does Glaceon evolve? etc.

Finally, whats the accepted level of villainy? He wouldnt necessarily be a villain, but hes not a nice person and would be likely to commit several villainous acts... If not, ill have to tone it down a bit.

TMs will be found when and how I say so. Your character may start with one TM in their inventory if their starter Pokémon does not naturally know any damaging moves.

Pokémon can fly, surf, break rocks, etc. without the use of HMs or Rock Smash. In the case of flying and surfing, I favour a degree of realism here. Your character won't be able to fly around on a Pidgey or Spearow.

Magneton and Nosepass evolve by leveling up at Mt. Auro. Eevee evolves into Leafeon by leveling up in Jaden Forest, and Glaceon... I'm not sure on Glaceon. In my notes, there could be either a place or an event that would cause Eevee to evolve into the Ice-type. Details, however, are plot-related, so I don't want to divulge them.

As for villainy... you are not very specific. Please clarify: what kind of 'villainous acts' are you thinking of?

As an aside, we appear to have an awful lot of, well... 'downer' characters. Concerning.

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