Battlegrounds : A Pokémon Role-Play { Closed } - Day Two: On the Road to Jade Forest

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CounterAttack:

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.

Well, this is a JRPG. Final Pokemon Fantasy XVIII. The main character can complain about how everything is pointless and how life has no meaning.

drmigit2:
Well, this is a JRPG. Final Pokemon Fantasy XVIII. The main character can complain about how everything is pointless and how life has no meaning.

Um... what? Your post makes no sense. Battlegrounds isn't a game. There is no main character in a role-play such as this. And I've never played a Final Fantasy game, so I can't comment on that.

CounterAttack:

drmigit2:
Well, this is a JRPG. Final Pokemon Fantasy XVIII. The main character can complain about how everything is pointless and how life has no meaning.

Um... what? Your post makes no sense. Battlegrounds isn't a game. There is no main character in a role-play such as this. And I've never played a Final Fantasy game, so I can't comment on that.

I was talking about Pokemon in general. Final fantasy characters are stereotypically an emo teenager with serious personal doubt issues. You said all the characters were downers and so I made the joke. Sorry for assuming someone on a video game forum would be at least somewhat familiar with the most famous JRPG series of all time.

When will advice or telling us how char creation is I'm wondering how mine is for now I'm taking alot of items but no money. Lol

I'll put my input into this RP. It's incomplete at the moment, and i'm in the process of completing it. Tell me how it is so far.

EDIT: Completed, my sheet is.

CounterAttack:
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.

This is a decision I am staunchly behind you on.

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

Does this include mine? If so, I can always brighten him up a little.

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One final question: What species of Pokemon can be caught with an Old Rod and a Good Rod, respectively?

I dont think mine is a downer but i can change and brighten up

Hjalmar Fryklund:
One final question: What species of Pokemon can be caught with an Old Rod and a Good Rod, respectively?

I will specify which Pokémon can be caught when fishing. It'll depend on where you're fishing, rather than the rod you're using.

Veldie:
When will advice or telling us how char creation is I'm wondering how mine is for now I'm taking alot of items but no money. Lol

I'm sorry, but I can't accept your character, no matter what reasons you give. The appearance, the talents, the biography, the Pokémon - I specifically said no pseudo-legendaries, and your Growlithe would not know Ember at level 5 - and you've given him 'an unknown amount of treasure'. How does he not know how much he's carrying?

To me, it looks a lot like you just skimmed over the OP instead of thoroughly reading it. Again, I'm sorry but I can't accept your character.

CounterAttack:

Hjalmar Fryklund:
One final question: What species of Pokemon can be caught with an Old Rod and a Good Rod, respectively?

I will specify which Pokémon can be caught when fishing. It'll depend on where you're fishing, rather than the rod you're using.

Fair enough then. That does make me curious though, what difference would a better rod make? Higher chance of catching a rare find?

Hjalmar Fryklund:
Fair enough then. That does make me curious though, what differnce would a better rod make? Higher chance of catching a rare find?

Encountering a Rare Find depends on your reason for having it on your team.


On that note, I should specify how catching Pokémon will work. When I give a list of catchable Pokémon, you are free to catch them however you want. Catching Pokémon is up to you guys: I won't have any influence on how you catch them, or how the wild Pokémon battle against you. I will, however, specify the levels of your latest additions when I update the team listings.

CounterAttack:

Hjalmar Fryklund:
Fair enough then. That does make me curious though, what differnce would a better rod make? Higher chance of catching a rare find?

Encountering a Rare Find depends on your reason for having it on your team.

Sure, but I still want to know if a better rod makes any difference. I wouldn't want to go out of my way to find a better rod if it turns out I won't get some better performance (in some way) out of it.

On that note, I should specify how catching Pokémon will work. When I give a list of catchable Pokémon, you are free to catch them however you want. Catching Pokémon is up to you guys: I won't have any influence on how you catch them, or how the wild Pokémon battle against you. I will, however, specify the levels of your latest additions when I update the team listings.

Sounds good to me. Speaking of which, how would Pokemon´s stats work in this RP? Would we be going stricly by mathematics or would we be more flexible?

Also, I hate nagging people online, but I need to know if there are any problems with the character I have made so far (not counting the Biography and Stater Pokemon sections, which I haven't elaborated enough on).

Hjalmar Fryklund:
Sure, but I still want to know if a better rod makes any difference. I wouldn't want to go out of my way to find a better rod if it turns out I won't get some better performance (in some way) out of it.

Hmm. In that case, a better rod that comes from Gensia would likely incorporate some sort of device to search for specific Pokémon, or give a warning when there's a bite on the line.

Sounds good to me. Speaking of which, how would Pokemon´s stats work in this RP? Would we be going stricly by mathematics or would we be more flexible?

Stats won't have an active effect in the role-play. They're more guidelines than rules.

Also, I hate nagging people online, but I need to know if there are any problems with the character I have made so far (not counting the Biography and Stater Pokemon sections, which I haven't elaborated enough on).

It all looks good apart from the Notes section. Pokémon acting independently in battle is something I kind of expect to happen naturally; a Pokémon would probably only use Struggle if it was on the verge of fainting.

Aside from that, the Inventory could likely use a little bit of a tweak. How much food is your character carrying? Does he have more clothing than just what he's wearing? Does he have any money on him?

CounterAttack:

Hjalmar Fryklund:
One final question: What species of Pokemon can be caught with an Old Rod and a Good Rod, respectively?

I will specify which Pokémon can be caught when fishing. It'll depend on where you're fishing, rather than the rod you're using.

Veldie:
When will advice or telling us how char creation is I'm wondering how mine is for now I'm taking alot of items but no money. Lol

I'm sorry, but I can't accept your character, no matter what reasons you give. The appearance, the talents, the biography, the Pokémon - I specifically said no pseudo-legendaries, and your Growlithe would not know Ember at level 5 - and you've given him 'an unknown amount of treasure'. How does he not know how much he's carrying?

To me, it looks a lot like you just skimmed over the OP instead of thoroughly reading it. Again, I'm sorry but I can't accept your character.

Dratini isnt legendary just rare and found from my chars hometown or casinos and such choose it to go with town and possible backstory sense stuff is still being made and not ironed out.

and exactly what do you not like so I can work on it?

Veldie:
Dratini isnt legendary just rare and found from my chars hometown or casinos and such choose it to go with town and possible backstory sense stuff is still being made and not ironed out.

and exactly what do you not like so I can work on it?

As co-GM, I should probably point out that the OP says:

You may not select any of the following Pokémon as your starter:
- Pseudo-legendaries (Dratini, Larvitar, Bagon, Beldum, Gible or Deino)
- Legendary Pokémon
- Pokémon that cannot evolve
- Pokémon that have already evolved
- Eevee
- Fossil Pokémon (Kabuto, Omanyte, Cradily, Anorith, Shieldon, Cranidos, Archeops, Tirtouga, Aerodactyl)
- There are some possible starters that I will take issue with, such as Zorua, unless a reason I deem adequate is provided. If you think I may have an issue with your starter Pokémon, feel free to PM me asking about it.

Emphasis mine.

CounterAttack:
Hmm. In that case, a better rod that comes from Gensia would likely incorporate some sort of device to search for specific Pokémon, or give a warning when there's a bite on the line.

Yeah, that sounds interesting. Maybe we should just disregard the classic rod types and go for some new ones? Like say, Regular rod, Sport rod (which has a longer line but stays close to the surface), and Depth rod (which would use echo lode to track aquatic Pokemon at the bottom of a lake)?

Stats won't have an active effect in the role-play. They're more guidelines than rules.

All right then. You might want to add that to the OP though.

It all looks good apart from the Notes section. Pokémon acting independently in battle is something I kind of expect to happen naturally; a Pokémon would probably only use Struggle if it was on the verge of fainting.

Aside from that, the Inventory could likely use a little bit of a tweak. How much food is your character carrying? Does he have more clothing than just what he's wearing? Does he have any money on him?

Well, I wanted Henrik and other potential team recruits to be less dependent on trainer commands than most, but the Struggle part I see no loss in removing though. I'll delete the Notes section in the second draft and move the relevant information to the Starter Pokemon section instead.

Hopefully I will be done by the third or fourth draft.

By the way, you might want to tell some of the others you have rejected what I did right and they did wrong. ;)

socialtangent:

Veldie:
Dratini isnt legendary just rare and found from my chars hometown or casinos and such choose it to go with town and possible backstory sense stuff is still being made and not ironed out.

and exactly what do you not like so I can work on it?

As co-GM, I should probably point out that the OP says:

You may not select any of the following Pokémon as your starter:
- Pseudo-legendaries (Dratini, Larvitar, Bagon, Beldum, Gible or Deino)
- Legendary Pokémon
- Pokémon that cannot evolve
- Pokémon that have already evolved
- Eevee
- Fossil Pokémon (Kabuto, Omanyte, Cradily, Anorith, Shieldon, Cranidos, Archeops, Tirtouga, Aerodactyl)
- There are some possible starters that I will take issue with, such as Zorua, unless a reason I deem adequate is provided. If you think I may have an issue with your starter Pokémon, feel free to PM me asking about it.

Emphasis mine.

You should say state pokemon who evolution leads to that as Dratini isnt even very strong

Regardless its my 2nd choice so I will stick with Growlithe whos Ember has been removed

Im half blind so I miss things at times sorry

Veldie:
You should say state pokemon who evolution leads to that as Dratini isnt even very strong

Regardless its my 2nd choice so I will stick with Growlithe whos Ember has been removed

Im half blind so I miss things at times sorry

My judgement stands. I listed the Pokémon that characters cannot have as their starter. Dratini is the first on that list. I'm not sure I believe you when you say that you're half-blind. It sounds a lot like an excuse to say that you didn't properly read the OP. I'm sorry, but as the GM that's what it sounds like.

I repeat: your character will not be accepted.

CounterAttack:

Veldie:
You should say state pokemon who evolution leads to that as Dratini isnt even very strong

Regardless its my 2nd choice so I will stick with Growlithe whos Ember has been removed

Im half blind so I miss things at times sorry

My judgement stands. I listed the Pokémon that characters cannot have as their starter. Dratini is the first on that list. I'm not sure I believe you when you say that you're half-blind. It sounds a lot like an excuse to say that you didn't properly read the OP. I'm sorry, but as the GM that's what it sounds like.

I repeat: your character will not be accepted.

and as I stated before the one things have been changed and asked what all needs to so I can modify and fix it

I was born with Crainalfacial disorder which caused me to need massive reconstructive sergerys on my skull and caused the loss of my sight in right eye id be happy to send you a picture of my scar to prove it :/

I must ask, would you accept a Riolu as a starter if i wrote a character from iron island?

He's less "dark" and more "dangerously psychotic, with maybe a 2% chance of becoming a better person".

Char has been erased and making a completely new one

Major changes is now a female and sense your concerned people are to much of downers im making her a happy char to brighten everything up.

mcpop9:
I must ask, would you accept a Riolu as a starter if i wrote a character from iron island?

No. The only reason Riolu is from Iron Island is because of Riley in Diamond/Pearl/Platinum. In fact, I'm adding Riolu to the list of Pokémon that may not be chosen.

Hjalmar Fryklund:

Sounds good to me. Speaking of which, how would Pokemon´s stats work in this RP? Would we be going stricly by mathematics or would we be more flexible?

Also, I hate nagging people online, but I need to know if there are any problems with the character I have made so far (not counting the Biography and Stater Pokemon sections, which I haven't elaborated enough on).

Same here, any issues, don't hesitate to ask. I am by no means a writer but my backstory and other bits are a bit suck.

Also, there don't seem to be any real downers amongst the group, am I missing something?

CounterAttack:

mcpop9:
I must ask, would you accept a Riolu as a starter if i wrote a character from iron island?

No. The only reason Riolu is from Iron Island is because of Riley in Diamond/Pearl/Platinum. In fact, I'm adding Riolu to the list of Pokémon that may not be chosen.

Ok, thats why i asked. Good thing i did too.

Donuteater2:

Hjalmar Fryklund:

Sounds good to me. Speaking of which, how would Pokemon´s stats work in this RP? Would we be going stricly by mathematics or would we be more flexible?

Also, I hate nagging people online, but I need to know if there are any problems with the character I have made so far (not counting the Biography and Stater Pokemon sections, which I haven't elaborated enough on).

Same here, any issues, don't hesitate to ask. I am by no means a writer but my backstory and other bits are a bit suck.

Also, there don't seem to be any real downers amongst the group, am I missing something?

There hasn't been much in the way of real downers that stuck by this one. Most popped up on the first page and then, upon being rejected, left for another RP thread that was more up their street.

This is my character sheet. It isn't quite complete, since the backstory is only half done, but it's 1.35am here, so I'll finish it in the morning. If you want to take a look and let me know any glaring errors you can see that would stop this being a viable character, then please do.

General Announcement:

I will no longer announce who will and will not be accepted into Battlegrounds until I am ready to start the role-play. Previous judgements still stand, of course.

Hello. I may be new to the forums, but I am not new to role-playing (or to forum-based role-playing).

I would be intrested in playing, and have a character in mind, but I have two questions.

Would you be willing to accept me, even though I have few posts in the forums? I, of course, would understand rejection based on a poor character sheet.

About how often do you expect members to post? I certainly don't intend to post simply once a week, but I won't be updating my story 8 times a day, if you catch my meaning - I have a new job, and my schedule is all over the place.

Tell me if there is anything I need to change, I'm relatively new to this.

Second draft coooming up!

So, thoughts on this?

CounterAttack:
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I sent you a PM with, but I haven't heard back from you.

Did it get lost in the transaction? I can post it or resend it if I have to.

EDIT:

Dang it. I was beaten to the punch by your saying you were no longer announcing things. Curse my timing.

FakDendor:
Hello. I may be new to the forums, but I am not new to role-playing (or to forum-based role-playing).

I would be intrested in playing, and have a character in mind, but I have two questions.

Would you be willing to accept me, even though I have few posts in the forums? I, of course, would understand rejection based on a poor character sheet.

About how often do you expect members to post? I certainly don't intend to post simply once a week, but I won't be updating my story 8 times a day, if you catch my meaning - I have a new job, and my schedule is all over the place.

I'll read the character that you put up. I'm not going to turn people away based purely on their post counts. Such things are irrelevant in the grand scheme of things.

As for posting speed, I don't expect Battlegrounds to be a super-fast role-play. It won't be a quickfire thread filled with posts one line long. That's not my style. Both posts and characters should be well detailed.

A Pokemon role-play, huh? I have to say that it sure got me interested. Of course, if you can accept a person, that didn't do anything like that before and probably will have sometimes problems with using proper grammar (English isn't my native language, you can't expect me to be perfect in it ;) ). I still have 2 months of free time before next year at my University starts and I don't have chores of any kind to do, so at least lack of time will not be an issue here - and to be honest I always wanted to try something like this :). I might get little too old if I wait any longer heh.

So here is my first try on creating character:

@CounterAttack I have a question. How long until you start the RP; a few days, or a few weeks?

@Anyone I asked this earlier, but I don't think anyone noticed; I don't know the Black/White pokemon rules, and I would really appreciate it if someone could at least point me to the place to read up on them.

Advise me on any changes you wish me to make or if the story if too long/too average.

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