These Were The Ingredients Chosen To Create the Perfect RP... [Mafia/Prohibition Era/Superpower RP Sign Up BONANZA!] aka [Rx]
Posted: Posted July 8th, 2016 by Aira
I made this up here on the forum about 3 years ago, and it was lots of fun so I wanna try and bring it back! Since I feel like it kinda died out before the getting started to get real good.
Finally. Here it is guys.
Manhattan, United States of America. 1920.
The prohibition has begun, banning the sale of alcohol throughout the country. Of course, their citizens will find any way to make their own bootleg liquor. However, an even more powerful drug emerged and was banned along with it: Chemical X- a drug capable of giving its Users (and abusers) “superhero” powers with a price. The Mafia easily got and kept their hands on the substance, becoming the one, lone supplier of the easily addictive drug. Yet, another group decided that it wasn't fair for the Mafia to be the only one to profit. A group of workers from the Black Market known as the Erebos pushed their own supply, selling it significantly cheaper. Some claim that it's a bit watered down, but they would never tell you. Now the Black Market Workers and the Mafia wage war at each other, each trying to reclaim the Drug War.
And yet another group hides within the balance. A group that has sworn to protect the citizens of this fine city and to put an end to the drug cartel: the law-abiding Prohibition police. Nonetheless, there are still a few crooked cops among their ranks...
And this is where you come in. Choose your side. Create your player. Win the war.
There are three different groups that the player can choose to affiliate with.
Players can have a maximum of two characters, but they must be in two separate factions.
And of course just because one of your characters may know information.... it doesn't mean that your other character will automatically know it.
They run this town even if the law would like to think otherwise. They live lavishly and don't live in fear of anyone. They tote the biggest guns, best assassins, and the finest gals. The Don is the leader of these fun bunch of gentlemen and ladies. Their goal is to take out every last one of those apart of the Erebos and make them swim with the fishes with a pair of cement shoes.
Erebos: Black Market Workers
The vermin of the underground specializing in basically anything that the human heart could desire: including human hearts. They are citizens that have grown tired of the tyranny that is the Mafia's reign and desires some of the wealth (and their city) back. They're a thorn in the Mafia's side, especially now that they've really started to mess with the Mafia's supply. They live as regular citizens but during the night, their entire personas change. They specialize more in covert ways of fighting and hand to hand combat- though they do have a gun hidden or two. The leader is only known by the alias “Shadow”. Not many of her teammates get a glimpse of her, and there is a rumor going around that she is the sibling to one of the Mafia members. However is it just a rumor?
The people that protect the citizens! These cops are always working around the clock to make sure that their streets and their people are clean of anything illegal. It's a hard job that they hardly get thanked for. The leader of these fine men and women of the law is the Chief of Police. There's word around the office that someone is letting the Mafia get by with just a slap on the wrist for some extra cash... or perhaps more. But with Erebos on the scene now, they definitely have their hands full.
Drug Users Beware
NOTE: Not every character has to be a User (a person addicted to Chemical X). It adds a bit more dimension if you're not (and makes sense if you're a police officer :] )
The Effects of the Drug On Your Characters
For players who are a User, there are certain advantages and disadvantages that come along with the user of Chemical X.
-The character must continue to take Chemical X in order to keep their powers. You cannot take the drug once, and keep your powers forever.
-The character must take the drug every 12 hours. (If you don't say you're “re-upping”, then we assume you never retake the drug, so we assume that you will be suffering from withdrawal).
Powers slowly become weaker over time, until the player retakes Chemical X.
Withdrawal: Weakened powers (or if long enough) powers are gone. Senses start to dull (vision becoming dark, hearing loss, dry mouth, skin becomes less receptive to touch). Increased chances of a severe heart attack as the heart begins to pump faster. Motor skills begin to fail.
Overdose: Taking double the pills will double your powers within the 12 hours. However, there are consequences. Taking excessive amounts of pills raises the chances of your heart exploding (according to your weight and height)- especially if you happen to be in mid-battle with your heart already pumping.
The player can choose any ONE (1) superpower that their heart desires. However, these are banned, meaning no one can use them:
Power augmentation: Ability to strengthen or weaken the powers of others
Power bestowal: Ability to bestow powers or jump-start others powers
Power Negation: Ability to cancel the super powers of others
Possession: Ability to take control and inhabit the body of an individual
Absorption: Ability to absorb attacks and send them back at the enemy
Immorality: Ability to live forever. This may be complete immortality encompassing invulnerability, partial invulnerability to all but specific events (i.e., decapitation or exposure to a specific chemical such as kryptonite), or simply an inability to age normally.
Resurrection: Ability to resurrect oneself or others
Note:: If a player comes up with a superpower that I didn't think of, that could easily be godmodded, it will be discussed and the player may have to choose another power. We're all here to have fun and a godmod player is not fun.
Sign Up Sheets must have the following information. Feel free to add more.
*Superpower/Explanation of Power
*Job (You can have two jobs: one that fits to your faction and a regular day job if you so desire.)
There are two special characters in this RP. The Don and the Chief of Police. These characters are open. I encourage anyone who decides that they want these characters to be pretty creative and at least a little bit dedicated.
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