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Old 12-10-2012, 04:13 AM
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About every six months or so (more or less, I think it averages out), we at this forum attempt another mass crossover. The cooldown is close to running out, and since I don't have much left to do this month, I figured I'd get together another one. There has been a planning thread for Smash Bros. themed RPs before, which worked out so well it produced two separate RPs. I made this thread to separate the discussion from the Idea Center and give the discussion some focus and direct people who like this genre of RP to any ongoing ones.

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The Smash Dojo - A Brawl RP: Broke down into idling as far as I can tell.
Rift in the Dimensions (OOC) (Social Group): If you look at the post dates, this went on for almost a year. Unfortunately, it got rather frayed at the end, there were possibly too many people in it, especially for the amount of characters allowed, and then it was finished by the creator becoming too busy.
Super Smash Bros.: The Outsiders: This RP started and stopped entirely within Rift's lifespan. A victim of inactivity for no discernible reason.
Super Smash Bros.: Rescue Across Worlds: Never got off the ground.
Super Smash Bros.: Conspiracy (OOC): I need to pick more appropriate characters. Otherwise, seems like another victim of inactivity for no discernible reason, although we have to keep in mind these are 2-3 years old now.
When the Worlds Need Us (OOC): I liked this, but once again, it kinda just stopped. Happens a lot, but I don't know what you'd do to prevent that.
The King of Fighters: Multiverse Mashup (OOC): If you're wondering what my own credentials in this field are, here it is. What probably happened was that I lost interest. It turned out to be a lot more broad than I had expected and I, being young and foolish at the time, did not have any contingency plans.
Chaos of the MYTH (OOC): I liked this one too, but unfortunately cut very short due to personal business on the part of both creators.
If you liked reading these, you should join my social group for people who read old RPs.

To summarize my post in the Idea Center, I think we might want to (again) try something more concise than a free-for-all. Limiting it to a type of setting, genre, or even company might make things easier to stay on top of, for the players and the DMs. However, SSB has been tossed around a lot, so maybe we should avoid that.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:27 AM
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With the idea of singular genre, I'm wondering what could work. The main (non SSB) RPs all seem to be fetch quests of some kind; since those haven't really worked, whatever single genre ends up happening, it should not be that. I don't really know what genre could work, unfortunately.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:27 PM
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I don't know either, however I think it's got a good chance as long as there are enough people who are familiar with it. This is why I did not limit my King of Fighters crossover RP to only fighting games, I did not gauge how much people were aware of them and assumed that it was not well known here.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:56 AM
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Hmm, well maybe some kind of "after the end" scenario? I don't really know how many of those RPs have existed here, but perhaps it's something that could work in a crossover.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:59 PM
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Oooooh, that's cool. Like, the mashup of worlds (and the disaster that always is supposed to go with it) already happened. So this one would be more about recovery than prevention, the way I'm interpreting what you said.

It may also make setting easier, because if it's post-disaster, I like to imagine it may look very much like Fallout.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:21 PM
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I like where we're going with that. We should be vague about the disaster itself. Maybe even go for the old trope of figure out what happened. In any case, I like the idea of having to put the pieces back together after whatever happened, happened.

How would the world be structured, though? How much order has been put together? Is it almost immediately after the disaster or some amount of time afterward?
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:14 AM
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Hmm I am interested. May I join this discussion? Also what kind of crossover are you considering? Will you use cannon characters, or make them NPCs?

On your point for the apocalypse, SEF, It could affect the characters and setting. This is just what I feel.

A long term Post Apocalyptic situation may lead to more of a fragile chaos, with a thinly made order with fights iching to Start. A good amount of opression may be present, leading to possible civil wars or strife.

While a Recent Post Apocalyptic Situation, will lead to pure confusion among the remaing inhabitants, and a broken system of rules, it could be thought that many power struggles will occur for dominence in this period and much unrest will be throughout the world. Though there is a chance for small orderly communities that have formed and exist as heavans.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:05 AM
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Default Re: Mass Crossover Planning Thread

I say about... a year after the disaster, a la FFVI. That would probably provide a happy medium between Ty's points - a year wouldn't be recent enough for the outright, immediate confusion, but it wouldn't be long term enough for whatever order that's been consolidated to be to start wearing thin.

Also, Ty, I'd assume for now that the crossover would be more canon characters than OCs, but there could be a mix.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:28 AM
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Yeah, a year would be good. I'm actually playing FFVI right now too!
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:49 AM
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I vote not being specific about canons, btw :|b
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Default Re: Mass Crossover Planning Thread

It would be possible to have a mix of canon and original characters. Some things just lend themselves towards original characters in any case. I think for the most part we've used some sort mix and it's worked out fine.

I'm all for something in-between like Raikou said. It doesn't sound like something I've personally done before.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:34 PM
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We now need to establish how and what made said event.
Also, what kind of crossover is this? TV show crossover, SSBB Crossover, Manga Crossover, all media Crossover are some ideas.
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I was meaning that I vote not being too specific as to what sources for the crossover! Given that if I join, which I might not but I'm vaguely interested, I'd probably pick something from Suikoden or Slayers. :Db
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In general, crossovers seem to be all-media. I don't see any reason that this shouldn't be all-media, which in turn would allow people joining it to be less than specific in their sources.
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Well, in my opinion at least, it inherently becomes harder to control what is going on the broader one is with what media, genre, setting, whatever it is that is allowed. Not that it is not doable, but that is the first thing that comes to my mind in the opposed camp.
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That is a very good point. With Many Groups and a good amount of players, things can get confusing fast. More so if younchoose a character from obscure media.
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I had an idea. Remeber in Chrono Triger...

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That is a very good point. With Many Groups and a good amount of players, things can get confusing fast. More so if younchoose a character from obscure media.
I really doubt having someone be from an obscure source would make things more confusing than having OCs. A bunch of factions and players, yes. Characters you're not familiar with ... well, usually no one else knows someone's OCs anyway; what's the difference if it's from a canon you don't know so long as the player isn't assuming everyone knows it?
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True, true.
If anything, it might instigate people to research said character, sharing your interest.
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I had an idea. Remeber in Chrono Triger...

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Well, what sort of place would be left in othe world? A blasted wasteland? Or something a little more pleasant and populated?
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