#1 Edited by Surkit (11524 posts) - - Show Bio

I gotta start first when I say I'm serious that this idea is Copyright. i want to write a book with the same concept down the road,

The idea

is pretty simple. An RPG about real life people in the real world pulling off a supervillain comic book level heist. I'll be a professional thief (or not if someone else wants the role) Who has a job in mind but needs five other people with very specific skills to help him do it. The catch of the five he needs is their abilities are ones nobody would every think of, so random, small, or seemingly inconsequential that they wouldn't be called skills

Examples

An old woman was fifty when her husband died, she was alone all the time, and grew a little senile. Over time she started making a quilt. At the age of 60 she began studying and teaching herself quilt work and tricks. At 70 she was angry, realizing she was an old woman alone with one cat and a set of needles, and throw the needles at the wall. By the time she's 80 this woman has taught herself how to be the deadliest projectile using killer on the planet, but she wouldn't know that, she just knows she likes to put holes in the wall. Nobody else knows, they just think she's an old woman with a hobby involving knitting, and too much free time. But the Pro Thief has an eye for talent.

A boy with autism in France has never been through a formal education or even played basketball with another person, this is sad, but it's also a lot of free time to practice your jumper. By the time he ws eighteen the boy was only 6'1 but could meet the rim at eye level with his jump. This boy could hop a fence without breaking a sweat or stride. Everyone else just thinks he's a kid with problems and a basketball. Except for the thief

From that you get the general idea, ordinary people with unexpected extraordinary abilities that keep their heads down and their hands and minds moving that get tapped on the shoulder. All the creative points of the character are yours, I'll worry about my thief and the plan.

So who's down?

#2 Posted by Myrmidon_ (5080 posts) - - Show Bio

Ohh, I honestly love this idea. I MAY be down..maybe.

#3 Posted by Nerx (15088 posts) - - Show Bio

Interdasting

#4 Posted by Icarusflies (12503 posts) - - Show Bio

@surkit said:

I gotta start first when I say I'm serious that this idea is Copyright. i want to write a book with the same concept down the road,

Dude, creative copyright. You don't need a disclaimer, it's inherent in your work that it belongs to you. Same goes for everyone's unique ideas here.

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#5 Posted by Myrmidon_ (5080 posts) - - Show Bio

@surkit said:

I gotta start first when I say I'm serious that this idea is Copyright. i want to write a book with the same concept down the road,

Dude, creative copyright. You don't need a disclaimer, it's inherent in your work that it belongs to you. Same goes for everyone's unique ideas here.

Is that a US state only law? Or some ComicVine rules...in the UK I do not think that exists, so it depends on country.

#6 Posted by Agent_California (762 posts) - - Show Bio

How real are we talking? Action movie realistic or "Mythbusters crush all your hopes and dreams" level realistic?

#7 Edited by Amaranth (8210 posts) - - Show Bio

@anthony_stark: Its not a law in the states, no. You can't copyright an idea in the states, only the expression of an idea.

#8 Posted by Myrmidon_ (5080 posts) - - Show Bio
#9 Edited by _Deadeye_ (5 posts) - - Show Bio

I might join this here

<---- Cain

#10 Posted by Surkit (11524 posts) - - Show Bio

@surkit said:

I gotta start first when I say I'm serious that this idea is Copyright. i want to write a book with the same concept down the road,

Dude, creative copyright. You don't need a disclaimer, it's inherent in your work that it belongs to you. Same goes for everyone's unique ideas here.

I know but I'm not leaving it up to chance

If anybody is a definite yes just @ me

#11 Edited by The_Roman (3297 posts) - - Show Bio

This is interesting...

#12 Posted by Surkit (11524 posts) - - Show Bio

How real are we talking? Action movie realistic or "Mythbusters crush all your hopes and dreams" level realistic?

Most likely action movie, a few things can go unnoticed but you can't wile out in any over the top ways.

I might join this here

<---- Cain

Nice. I was thinking about making an Eastwood type too.

#13 Posted by _Cain_ (23670 posts) - - Show Bio

@surkit said:

@agent_california said:

How real are we talking? Action movie realistic or "Mythbusters crush all your hopes and dreams" level realistic?

Most likely action movie, a few things can go unnoticed but you can't wile out in any over the top ways.

@_deadeye_ said:

I might join this here

<---- Cain

Nice. I was thinking about making an Eastwood type too.

Haha, that was just an alt. I have no idea what I'm going to make really.

#14 Posted by Surkit (11524 posts) - - Show Bio
#15 Edited by Forgotten_Knightfall (293 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh I am so in on this!

I am thinking a goon character with your run of the mill jack of all trades type. Little pick pocketing, some hot wiring, safe cracking, street smarts.

Going maybe with born without any fingerprints, making him valuable for handling evidence and stolen goods.

#16 Posted by Surkit (11524 posts) - - Show Bio

@_trip_ said:

Oh I am so in on this!

I am thinking a goon character with your run of the mill jack of all trades type. Little pick pocketing, some hot wiring, safe cracking, street smarts.

Going maybe with born without any fingerprints, making him valuable for handling evidence and stolen goods.

Niice. that's a perfect example of what I'm looking for

#17 Edited by _Cain_ (23670 posts) - - Show Bio

@surkit: Okay, what if you need muscle for the group, that's an ex-marine war hero from Afghanistan who's fallen on some tough times and now has to use his expert military training to take part in the heist(s)

#18 Edited by Surkit (11524 posts) - - Show Bio

@surkit: Okay, what if you need muscle for the group, that's an ex-marine war hero from Afghanistan who's fallen on some tough times and now has to use his expert military training to take part in the heist(s)

it's a good start but you need to narrow the scope a little more

#19 Posted by _Cain_ (23670 posts) - - Show Bio
#20 Posted by Surkit (11524 posts) - - Show Bio

@shadowknight666: They have to all have in common a unique ability that wouldn't be seen off the bat as a skill set. Trip's character is good because he has a skill set thats obviously criminal but he doesn't leave a trace behind.

If he's an ex-marine war hero, as an example maybe he lost an arm though. What you see when you look at him is a homeless war vet. Really he's been keeping that arm in shape fighting in the underground octagon. Fight club style nobody talked about it, so nobody was ever caught. He kept his skills sharp and nobody noticed or bother to, except for the thief who came down looking for dirty muscle

#21 Posted by Armistice (4105 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the concept very much, a very different style than the usual

My workload makes being reliable impossible so I will not throw my hat in the ring in regards to all others involved.