By Crimson Eagle 5 Comments
These are a couple of RPs that I've participated over the few years I've been here. This is a list of favorites because of reasons I will list and also is a reference of mine so that I can re-read these RPs when I want to feel nostalgic. :P There is no particular order. This list will gradually increase.
Light Wars: The Hand of God
This RP is a favorite of mine because of the overall story and also because it was the reason I got into RPGing. I initially didn't know what this was or what "RPG" stood for, but after snooping around I got to figure out what the form and the topic was about. It was actually Eclipse and War Killer who introduced me to the concept of RPGing and who actually told me to go for it. This RP was also the first open RP I actually joined.
And with an ooc like this, who wouldn't want to join? :P
Although Hand of God was my first open RP, Fearful Symmetry was the first RP I ever wrote in, and was also the first team RP, with the CoP.
Just like Hand of God, my writing was garbage. lol
Fate of the Dragons
What would happen if the biggest Hero team (in terms of membership) at the time were against the strongest villains of the time? That was this RP. The Champions of Peace vs Tenebrasque In over the control of the last dragon egg in existence. This was a personal favorite because of the story and the fact it was my first battle (and against Azrael :P). Again, terrible writing from my part as I was just starting out but the writing everyone from both teams shelled out was beyond amazing. Every post, I literally saw it as an animated film or a comic. :P
Tonight, We Die Like Heroes!
This has to be my favorite overall open RP. Having your evil twin come to your Earth to 'fuse' with you in order to ensure their survival is crazy. What's crazier is that whatever characteristics or abilities they had would have added or taken away your main characters abilities. This story provided the perfect opportunity to develop your character and it was here that I decided to give Eagle a change in personality. Aside from the characterization, it was the overall concept of having an evil alternate Earth take over CV Prime that made this memorable for me (props to Closure/Clara Mass/Legacy for having this idea). Just to participate in one of his great ideas was memorable enough. Trust me, it was an awesome story.
The Next Wave
What if the destruction of a city wasn't because of a supervillain but rather nature? This story was a definite favorite of mine because of the realism present in the setting. A massive wave destroys Champion City and the CoP has to work to help the citizens, keep the prisoners from roaming the streets, and keep the island from sinking into the ocean. Another hard day's work. :P But really, this RP showcased that even nature can be a challenge to heroes. Plus, I got to interact with Sha; that's just awesome.
Since Azrael and Eagle had a little past, I decided it would be fun to have a storyline revolved around the two working together instead of fighting each other. This RP was a favorite because it allowed Ryan to be pushed toward the edge with Azarel being a puppeteer pulling on Ryan's strings the entire time. Thanks to Azrael because this RP wouldn't have been as fun without her. lol
Just the overall concept of the RP format was genius and credit goes to Ziccarra/Sha. To have the opportunity to introduce Stryke as a member of Trinity was great. And the fact that I got to work with and be on the team some of my favorite writers was just icing on the cake.
Stryke #1: Fractured Minds
This was the first RP in which I had to develop a villain and story from Stryke and let that be a team RP. Big thanks to Mr. Mercury for helping me with solidifying the character and groundwork for this RP. To this day I still remember the in depth structure of a character because of him. And honestly, it was fun being a villain albeit short. :P
This was supposed to be part 2 of Act I of my idea with Stryke. I really wanted to ripple the CV forums with an event I had planned but funny enough someone else beat me to punch line in terms of purpose. If anyone is interested in the basic idea I had in regards to the character and story just PM me. (Tbh, I'm actually tempted to bring this idea back.)
I entered the tournament as Stryke and it was a personal test to see if I had improved. And to be honest I felt like I did; I made it to the finals (and won). Going up against ShadowSwordMaster, Street Samurai, and Ziccara Liafador (aka Sha) just made this RP really special and on top of that I had to incorporate the settings in my attacks which made me think outside the box (thank you Icarusflies). Every one of them brought their best writing and imagination to the game and inspired me to write even better So all I can say is thank you guys. :)
Since it was a series of battles I will try to find them but in the meantime, here is the ooc.
I FOUND THE BATTLES!
Another Gothic City Tale
To talk with Nova is fun in of itself, so RPing with her is just amazing. I introduced CE to nU as a completely different person. So to have his history intertwine with Honor Girl made the story really interesting and plus, there's a Dark Vengeance "cameo" in the RP. I couldn't be happier than that.
Champions of Peace: Rise of the Neo-Mutants
I'll admit, I may be a little bias here considering it was my basic idea that grew into this amazing storyline. Having old and new friends on the team is always fun, but having them pitch their own little twist to the idea made this story memorable. And to back it up with amazing writing and fun twists and creativity; this was hands down one of my favorites.
This RP also allowed me to write CE out of the picture for a time. And I hope anyone who read this RP could guess what will happen to him because of the final two paragraphs. Also, I think this marks the first time in a long time where Eclipse and War Killer worked together in CoP; and that is always an excellent read.