Somewhere in the multiverse is a being. An Observer. He watches on as an eccentric man and his colleagues pit many combatants against each other in a fight to the death.
As he watches, he appreciates the idea.
However, as he watches, one thing goes through his head.
"I can do better."
Yes, because the first Grand Battle is going to be a while before it ends, and some people have expressed interest in trying, but weren't able to due to the other one being ongoing, I've decided to get another one going at the same time!
Here's a link to the original one. The rules are for the most part, unchanged. A few things I need to reiterate, though.
Your character has no idea about this battle!
In your character's bio, no writing about how they were approached and offered the chance to be in. Basically what happened is they were plucked from their world (possibly at an inopportune time) and put into this tournament completely unceremoniously. One minute they're doing whatever, and the next they're gone.
In round one of the original thread, almost-there was eliminated due to posting so very little. The next round, fait forfeited simply due to lack of interest. You still are allowed to forfeit and lose automatically in a round, but still try to be around to continue roleplaying until your death.
There wasn't a problem with this before, but it's a good thing to state anyway. Use an original character, instead of just ripping somebody from an outside source. It is okay to recycle a character that you've used before, as long as it's still your own creation, but it's more encouraged to come up with something new.
Also, your character can be pretty much whatever you want! Do they come from a sci-fi setting? Sure. Were they pulled from the wild west? Okay. Is their origin in a world of cartoonish physics? Go for it! Your characters are from all over the multiverse, so have fun.
Elimination is decided based on writing skill. This involves characterization, your prose, and grammar/spelling as well. If you feel that other people are writing better than you, then learn to write better! Lack of writing skill doesn't discount you from joining, it just means that when playing you can use it as an excuse to get better.
Write for everyone!
You may notice how in other RPs generally when you say something to somebody, you wait for them to reply. Here it works differently. While it's true that when writing, you've got to make sure the focus is on your character, don't be afraid to say what others do. Take a look at some of the later posts in the original to see what I mean
It's not bad to start with short posts at the beginning. You can use about half of the first round to get to know the other characters and learn what they're like before jumping straight into hoping you've got their personality right. As it goes on, you should learn more about everybody's characters, though, and then your posts will get longer.
Okay, I think that's good. Here's the form!
Username: Um... your username. I suppose it's to the left of your post, but... shut up!
Name: Your character! No self insertion, jerk.
Gender: Male, Female, or N/A, really.
Race: Species. Human, cyborg, elf, anything else you can come up with at all just about.
Colour: You're going to be posting your story sections in a specific colour so your posts are more easily identifiable. #008040 is not available.
Weapon: Does your character fight with something? Mention it here.
Abilities: What makes your character so special that they were chosen for this?
Description: Physical and personal. What do they look like and how do they act? Draw a picture to help show what they look like, if you want.
Biography: Finally, their backstory. Character depth and all that.
Any questions can be directed to The Observer.
Galus Lee Matthews - Opirian - DEAD
Samuel Therion - bobthepen - DEAD
Maxwell Deakin - Sruixan - DEAD
Professor Armidillo Reccxer - yousodumb - DEAD
Gestalt - SleepingOrange
Cabaret - snoomanwaff - DEAD
Vyrm'n - Schazer
The Sunset - Archduke_Ferdinand - DEAD