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...It's been a long
while since I've hosted an RP session but I'm looking forward to an easy and casual diversion to get me through the next few months. So, let's talk about Wright's Island,
a new roleplaying scenario that may take off the ground (and conveniently crash land in tropical paradise) if there's sufficient interest. THE SETTING:
Shortly after the events of Trials and Tribulations,
Phoenix Wright is the "lucky" winner of a vacation in the Pacific islands, for him and a select number of his friends. Phoenix invites a number of close friends, rivals, and acquaintances to accompany him on what is supposed
to be a luxurious weeklong cruise in the Micronesian region. Unfortunately, disaster strikes; a massive storm submerges the vessel and leaves Phoenix and his friends abandoned on a deserted island. Lacking radio contact with the outside world, the gang must find ways to survive and thrive on this beautiful yet foreboding island until help arrives.
The RP will begin shortly after the storm has torn apart our ship.
...Yes, it's Gilligan's Island,
starring our favorite characters in the AA series.Ideally,
this setting enables us to explore some of our favorite characters in a new and foreign kind of crisis situation. As opposed to seeing Phoenix and friends in a courtroom, we can see them struggle to survive and cooperate in tropical paradise. THE RULES:1) Established Ace Attorney Characters Only:
This rule may seem controversial, but it's intended to ensure that the atmosphere of this RP remains casual and accessible. I do not intend this RP to be a serious or grueling affair, so requiring the commitment to learn extraneous details about new characters should be unnecessary. 2) Only Certain Ace Attorney Characters are Eligible:
- Your character must have existed within the timeline of the original trilogy. I'm willing to consider
case-by-case exceptions for certain AAI characters, but AJ characters like Apollo and Trucy are clearly ineligible.
- Your character must not have died
and cannot have been incarcerated before the end of T&T. (Iris is the only exception to this rule, Ron Delite was canonically found innocent due to Double Jeopardy provisions, and I'm releasing Jake Marshall and Lana Skye off from their minor charges early on good behavior so they can join the "fun.")3) No More Than Two Characters Per RPer:
This rule is self-explanatory. (Honestly, if there's sufficient interest, I'd prefer we limit things to one character per RPer. It's just simple and convenient. However, in light of the likelihood that we won't have enough roleplayers to fill the slots, I'm willing to allow you to roleplay as two, if necessary. If you are RPing as two characters, please use different colors in your text to distinguish them.)4) Try to Remain Within a Reasonable Interpretation of the Character:
- You are
free to interpret any latent ambiguities as you wish. For example: If your character's sexuality was not defined in the game, you can interpret it however you'd like. If you have a somewhat unique interpretation of how your character might react to being stranded on a deserted island, that's permissible.
- You are not
free to completely reinterpret a character's personality traits. Let's avoid rewriting Edgeworth into an assertive womanizer and let's avoid rewriting Gumshoe into a brilliant intellectual. 5) Characters and Romantic Relationships:
- Crazy things can and do happen in desperate situations, so your characters are free to pursue whatever romantic pairings you may fancy. (You're even free to go "out into left field" so long as you write it decently. If Desiree was on the cruise and Ron wasn't, or if they just hit relational difficulties on the island, she can pursue anyone you sufficiently justify her pursuing.)
- Once you establish the canon sexuality of your character, though, you can't
suddenly "reinterpret" it on a whim.
- Writing romantic scenes is fine and fun and dandy, but let's avoid any graphic descriptions of sexual conduct.
You're free to imply it. (Example: "...Gumshoe and Maggey woke up next to each other in Gumshoe's tent the following morning...")
- Finally, nearly
every pairing is permissible, but please use some basic discretion. Incest is off-limits. Pearls, if she's on the island, is off-limits. So is Cody. And for the sake of our precious sanity, please avoid pairing elderly characters (like the Judge)
with young characters (like Maya.)6) No Writer's Selfcest:
If you happen to be roleplaying as two characters, you can't pair them off with each other. 7) Regarding Post Length:
Be reasonable. Write at least a paragraph to justify your contribution. Try to avoid writing more than ~1,000 words per update. Frequent walls of text would destroy this experience. This is a casual RP. It shouldn't become a timesink. 8) No Crazy Fantasy Stuff:
This is a semi-realistic interpretation of what it would be like to be stranded on a deserted island; it is not
the next episode of Lost.
With that in mind, there should be no smoke monsters, fantasy creatures, aliens, or crazy government conspiracies. Realistic things we might encounter on an island, ranging from wild animals to quicksand to cannibals to erupting volcanoes, are legit. 9) You Can't Find Rescue Until We All Do:
If you'd like to quit the RP, let me know and I'll try to find someone to replace you. If we can't find anyone, we'll either kill your character off, or we'll have him or her conveniently "disappear" without a trace.
Rescue isn't an option until the RP formally and officially ends. 10) Basic Roleplaying Stuff:- Avoid writing characters as "Mary Sues" or "Marty Stus." Your character should not be perfect. Perfect characters are boring.
- Do not contradict a previous roleplayers' update by pretending it "didn't happen" because you disliked their new twist.
- Keep OOC comments to a minimum; no more than a sentence or two. ((And be sure to keep OOC comments in parentheses, like this.))
- If there's a serious OOC conflict or a disagreement, PM me.
Oh! And...* I'm Phoenix Wright. It wouldn't be Wright's Island without him.
All right, that's it for the list of rules. From here on out we'll just have a couple weeks of signups before I write up the first RP log. ~ Pers
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