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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Ember » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:47 am

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Ramshot wrote:Uhhh... Hi. I'm new here, and I'm just asking if the RPG registration is still open for new characters and how frequent you guys post.


Hello, new here!

Registration is always open. In fact registration will always be open. As far as how frequent we post...well that depends on a couple of factors...like how active the thread is, how many players are involved, where(as in location of the story), whether you're involved in a side story. I could go on, but I think you get the idea.

So, yes we want new players...and if you're interested in joining in please feel free and throw up an app *cough* canons are fun *cough* and we'll see if we can't get you in.

Hope that helps, new here. :grin:
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Re: NEW Character Applications

Postby Azazel » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:56 am

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Yes could I have the custom charcter of blackstar please?
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Re: NEW Character Applications

Postby Ember » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:01 am

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Azazel wrote:Yes could I have the custom charcter of blackstar please?


I moved this post to this topic because the application thread should be used only for the applications of characters. If you have any questions pertaining to the RPG please post them here.

As for your request...I'm sorry but Blackstar is a fanmade and therefore belongs to the character's creator. You'll need to choose a canon character...the list of available, NPC and taken characters can be found Here or you're more than welcome to create your own fanmade.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Azazel » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:19 pm

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Hello I'm new to this site so wish me luck in this game woot.I app for Blizwingz is that okay?

Also when will unicron be made in this?
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Insidious » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:09 pm

Welcome :D

Just to reiterate what ember said above, poking through the character list is always a good idea when one is canon browsing. We try to keep it pretty up to date with who's playing whom.

Blitzwing, as you'll see, is taken, but there are plenty of others waiting for good players to take them on.

As for Unicron, I wouldn't hold my breath :D
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Vulkan » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:10 pm

Hey I'm pretty sure I asked this previously before and I don't really know if this question goes to this thread or the general discussion thread but.. How does death work?

Does the Bot turn to hues of grey and black like in the 86 movie or do they retain the same colors?

Also has anyone successfully resurrected anyone before? That's my character's whole shtick.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Ember » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:40 pm

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Vulkan wrote:Hey I'm pretty sure I asked this previously before and I don't really know if this question goes to this thread or the general discussion thread but.. How does death work?

Does the Bot turn to hues of grey and black like in the 86 movie or do they retain the same colors?

Also has anyone successfully resurrected anyone before? That's my character's whole shtick.


Well, death can occur a few different ways but I think the most grave would have to be severe damage to the spark or the personality component/laser core/brain module...all of which can be considered their actual "brain".

When a Cybertronian does die I doubt their color would complete vanish, but their color dulling wouldn't be too far fetched. Seemed right in MTMTE issue # 1 (Liars, A to D Part 1: How to Say Goodbye and Mean It) when Ratchet was examining that NAIL who committed suicide by burning his transformation cog out. He pretty much dulled out to a light green.

And no, no one's been resurrected and it probably won't ever happen.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Rex Prime » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:17 pm

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Is the existence of transformers something known to the human public (like in some comics i read and in G1) in the RPG or they are hiding their existance? (like in some other comics i read...)
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby BigTop » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:02 pm

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Hey there.

I played on the board for a little while years ago as a sorta Fan-Made Con, Krunix. Unfortunately, life got in the way some, but I was wondering how I could go about rejoining with Krunix.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby BigTop » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:11 pm

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Hey there.

A few years back I played a Sorta-Fan Made Con, Krunix. Unfortnately, real life sorta got outta hand and I lost track of it. Would it be possible to start playing him again?
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Ember » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:29 pm

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Rex Prime wrote:Is the existence of transformers something known to the human public (like in some comics i read and in G1) in the RPG or they are hiding their existance? (like in some other comics i read...)


Humans know nothing of Cybertronians.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Insidious » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:25 pm

BigTop wrote:Hey there.

A few years back I played a Sorta-Fan Made Con, Krunix. Unfortnately, real life sorta got outta hand and I lost track of it. Would it be possible to start playing him again?


From that far back you would need to re-post an application for him and we'll go from there.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby sumowrestler » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:49 am

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Rex Prime wrote:Spinister used to have two targestmasters with him. Singe and Hairsplitter, who transform into his twin rifles. I can't find them anywhere around the character roster list (or around Spinister's profile). Were they removed or something?


Targetmasters don't exist yet in this game. The best thing is to post an app of Spinister without them which should be fairly easy.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Rex Prime » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:54 am

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Spinister used to have two targestmasters with him. Singe and Hairsplitter, who transform into his twin rifles. I can't find them anywhere around the character roster list (or around Spinister's profile). Were they removed or something?
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Ember » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:35 pm

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Rex Prime wrote:Spinister used to have two targestmasters with him. Singe and Hairsplitter, who transform into his twin rifles. I can't find them anywhere around the character roster list (or around Spinister's profile). Were they removed or something?


I think my post to this wasn't transferred over from the site's old server. Anyhow, there are no Targetmasters, Headmasters or any other kinds of 'Masters'. If you want you can check out the Game History and Notes thread for more info on this subject and others.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby BigTop » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:24 am

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Hey guys, thanks for the quick reply on the character question!

I see you folk like canon characters, and I would love to partake of some canon 'formers as well :grin:

Was wondering: Is there a sort of 'List of the Dead' I missed in perusing the RP Info? If I was looking for characters like Straxus or Impactor, who are alive or dead depending on which G1 continuity you were looking at, or lesser canon characters like Windsweeper or Flame/Laster, who easily could've been dead already in the continuity, I was just wondering if it was handled on a case by case or if there was a reference page to look of of "yeah, this is a war, so this one is dead and this one and this one and this one..."

Also, is there a posting I missed for NPC rules? I know it's always useful to have some players willing to bolster the NPC ranks, and would be more than willing, but I am not familiar with how the NPCs work in this game...
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Insidious » Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:45 pm

BigTop wrote:Hey guys, thanks for the quick reply on the character question!

I see you folk like canon characters, and I would love to partake of some canon 'formers as well :grin:

Was wondering: Is there a sort of 'List of the Dead' I missed in perusing the RP Info? If I was looking for characters like Straxus or Impactor, who are alive or dead depending on which G1 continuity you were looking at, or lesser canon characters like Windsweeper or Flame/Laster, who easily could've been dead already in the continuity, I was just wondering if it was handled on a case by case or if there was a reference page to look of of "yeah, this is a war, so this one is dead and this one and this one and this one..."

Also, is there a posting I missed for NPC rules? I know it's always useful to have some players willing to bolster the NPC ranks, and would be more than willing, but I am not familiar with how the NPCs work in this game...


No problemo.

To my knowledge, without giving it an excess of thought, there aren't any characters who are officially dead, and thus inapplicable for that particular reason. But there are plenty of characters that are restricted from new (or newer) players until we all get a sense of how said player will contribute to the game and if it looks like they're going to stick around. Returning players fall under that same umbrella. Those are just subjective, mod calculations. Not much official. For example, of the characters you mentioned up there, Windsweeper is the only one who would be ideal for a newcomer. The others would even be only reluctantly given out to established players, and even then, only with a good long-term plan in mind. Most any characters from the Japanese continuity fall under that umbrella: theoretically approvable but exceedingly unlikely unless the right mix of circumstances come together.

As for NPCs, no super official process there either. Easier that way, since they're basically just a benefit to the game at large since they're sort of being used in the game but also still available for application. After you get your first character in and rolling, you just talk to a mod about who you're interested in NPCing and we'll see what we can do.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Rex Prime » Tue May 20, 2014 8:46 pm

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Are my characters allowed to develop? I mean change and deviate from the stuff that is in their profile. But are we allowed to change some character's personality traits when things happen, life-changing experiences, events, stuff?

This could be too much of a human trait, but if yes, then I would like my current/future characters to be more dynamic, able to develop and change with time.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Insidious » Thu May 22, 2014 12:42 am

Within reason.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby SillySpringer » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:04 pm

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Am I and other normal players able to create cannon character profiles for other people, and not play them ourselves? I would assume that if that was possible then a sample post wouldn't be necessary.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Insidious » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:15 pm

If I'm understanding the gist of your question correctly, yes.

For example, if I wanted to get a friend who wasn't in the game to play on the rpg and the only thing holding him back was not wanting to make a profile of the canon character in question (and we didn't have one already. We have quite a few in the profiles section and in archive section of the older RPGs. That's where I found Grapple) then I could choose to cobble together a profile for him if I thought it was worth the effort. That player would still need to do their own sample post though, so we can see their specific skills in action.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby sumowrestler » Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:27 am

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I would like to add to Sid's response that the other player would still have to post for the character under their name and not yours. We have people helping out with profiles behind the scenes quite often.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Cascadia » Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:12 pm

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I thought about joining the RPG and bringing in Ion Storm (one of the Rainmakers) which has been my character for the last 5 years and before he became official last year. My profile for him is much more extensive than what is on TFwiki.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Insidious » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:56 pm

That would make for a neat read. You're welcome to post it in the applications thread and give it a shot. With characters or profiles like that, the mods just want to make sure that it fits within the boundaries of the world we've all built. It might be good to go as is. If there's some things that need tweaked, we'll mention them in our reply. :D

(Side note: if you could uncheck the attach signature box when posting in the rpg section, we'd all appreciate. Keeps page times loading their fastest for everyone.)
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Cascadia » Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:23 pm

Motto: "If you feel my lightning, you will never hear the thunder."
Sorry about that in terms of my sig...I will remember to do that.

In terms of Ion Storm, he is still a new canon character and there is not much on him on the TFwiki site. I certainly can modify his lengthy profile if needed to fit him in. I am pretty flexible with him. He is a fun character to play so to speak. ;)
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