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I KNOW THIS MIGHT BE A LONG READ BUT ITâLL BE WORTH IT!

Before you get into this RPG, which I promise you will enjoy, I got the idea of making this from several stuff. The Hunger Games inspired me the most since I love the books and the movie was great. I also got a little inspiration from The Maze Runner. There are several things that made me want to do this, but it actually was out of the blue, not going to lieâ¦

Anyways please read the story if you wish to participate, I know it may not be the best but it will make this RPG way better than you think. I approve of any constructive feedback if possible (On my profile) and if you donât like something just tell me. Good Luck!


STORY: Set in the year 2063, humans have always been the same, greedy and egotistical as usual, but one thing that truly hasn't changed is their need for entertainment. With so much stuff that used to be entertaining a few decades back seized to be that exactly, humans didn't know what exactly to be entertained by anymore. Now television is full of tournaments and races involving real people in real danger more than ever before, this gives a sense of thrill and excitement in the viewers and this also means big bucks for producers and directors. These shows aren't the casual low set contests you see, they involve killing to survive and fighting to the death. It kind of brings back the times for coliseums and gladiators if you think about it. It just goes to show that humans will always be the same, so much blood lust and the need for entertainment.

This brings me to a very special tournament called, ââGROUND ZEROââ. This tournament is considered to be one of the best and most watched of this century. It consists of survival mostly, but itâs all twisted. With monsters, obstacles and with even the players having to fear each other it is one of the most intense and suspenseful tournaments of all time. It is located on an island, location which is unknown, which is covered by a dome. This cannot be seen by satellite because all governments have blocked off its view to the public. This dome is used to create the biomes inside of this tournament; the players have to go through weather changes that can be disastrous, even tornadoes have been seen in this tournament. They also have to go through different terrains such as deserts, glaciers, mountains, etc.

GETTING STARTED: [Big AD on TV and Billboards] Hello, I am Albern, your host for this yearâs Ground Zero! This year since we are choosing the USA to be part of it, I have come to New York to find enlistees! If you wish to sign up you must travel to the Big Apple and go to the ''Core'', only a handful will be picked to partake in this yearâs Ground Zero so be sure to be thorough with your application seeing as how we will only be picking who we think will be best for this year. Good luck and to all a prosperous journey!

RULES:

*YOU MUST READ ALL THE RULES

*3 or 5 Groups, each group has 2 players. (So it will be 10 players max, but anyone can apply)

*Players are selected by how well they construct their application.

*Players will be put in randomly into the teams.

*Players who have died can participate in the next tournament with a new name but they have less possibility of getting in.

*Anyone can sign up but only a handful will be chosen. (Please do not be mad if you are not picked, I can only handle a certain amount of people, please understand that. Plus I want this to feel like an actual tournament and there will be several more tournaments, this is just the first.)

*This RPG is special; it actually consists of a group winning. (Currently there is no prize, I was thinking maybe something you could put on your profile or something, Iâll think of something.)

*Once the flame is lit you must start. (Basically itâs when I start it and tell people what to do and how to start it off.)

*Only players that are in the same group can talk to each other, but everyone may address to me. Now, how you will talk to your partner is up to you, I suggest not through here though.

*If in any way I catch you cheating, you and you alone will be disqualified and sent to the pit, where you will die a painful and agonizing death. Please do not cheat it could put your partner in a bad position and could cause him his death as well.

*Only I decide what happens to the group and players. You cannot say anything that will be in your favor, for example you cannot say: ââI walked forward and I jumped the gapââ The right way of putting it would be: ââI walked forward and I attempt to jump the gap.ââ Also please donât be dull (lack of creativity) and you must use proper grammar, punctuation and spelling if you wish to get into the Core.

*Groups do not decide in groups on most situations, I will most likely almost always split you up, the only reason you are in groups is so you do not kill each other. Oh that's another thing it is illegal to kill your partner, if you even try to do it I will immediately send you to the pit.

*IMPORTANT: The application sheet is not the same as the sheet you use in the actual RPG. There is only some stuff you use and some stuff will be added to the Character Sheet. I will instruct everyone on what to put.

*IMPORTANT: Any criticism should be posted onto my profile comments not here, this is to avoid any confusion and to not cause such a mess in this thread so to keep it clean and neat.

APPLICATION:

*Name: (Please make up a name, be creative)

*Age: (Between the ages of 18-25)

*Athletic Abilities: (You must choose 2 of these: Sprinter, Strength, Endurance, and Agile.) (This will basically be your only athletic abilities in the RPG. It will factor in on some situations.)

*Gender: (Male or Female, choose what you like, I hope itâs what you are in real life xD)

*Bio: (Basically your history before ââGround Zeroââ and why you wanted to enter. You may put what you wish here, just be realistic and remember to keep it in the time frame of the set year which is 2024. Do not put anything ridiculous or immature or you will not be accepted. You do not have to put anything here if you do not want to but you will have less chance of going to the Core. The more creative you are the better chance you have of getting into the Core.)

*Appearance: (This will not affect your possibility to enter but it adds to the story and gives a better image) [Eye Color] [Hair Color] [Skin Color] [Height] [Shape: I will pick your shape according to your athletic abilities so leave this blank.] (If you put anything ridiculous like green skin I will not let you participate.)

*Previous Contender: (If yes, which one, if no then just write no)
(Currently there are none since this is the first tournament, but there will be more. Just put no or your application could become null...)

ALMOST THERE:

All you have to do now is post the application, once I have a certain amount of people, which I will not say, I will close registration. Then I will announce when I will be starting and will message everyone on their profiles so they can get ready so please keep your comment section open, if you do not have it open I will not add you to the Core.

Please refrain from any immature and unrealistic stuff in your application cause that will result in you not being able to be put on the Core and possibly any future tournaments.

Last but not least, everyone have fun! I donât want complaining⦠Constructive criticism is fine but if it is anything but that I will send you to the pit and youâll die and be excluded from the rest of the tournament. Also, everyone will move as one, basically I mean that everyone has to enter their next move until I can give everyone the next order.

If this doesn't go well I probably wonât be making any other RPGâs so Iâll appreciate it if you guys try it out at least. Btw this is my second RPG ever so I need as much criticism possible, but only put criticism on my profile please.

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MattEmAngel
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And sorry I won't do this. The reason being is because I matched everyone up accordingly to their bios and athletic abilities, they will all weigh in later on.


In that case, I call first on getting a cage match with him. If that ever happens.

Also just to make things clear you do not have to make decisions with your teammate, just make your own.


Aha! Exactly what I needed to know!

I hold my combat knife in an icepick grip and head left.
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In that case, I call first on getting a cage match with him. If that ever happens.


Haha don't worry I'll take that into account and make it interesting.
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Here you go you two.. I'm putting your username at the begging of each character sheet, this way if there is a long post you can immediately find yours with no problem. If you don't like this and feel it kind of takes you out of character comment on my profile personally about it.

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shadowgun453

*Name: Shadow White
*Age: 18
*Athletic Abilities: Strength, Agile
*Gender: Male
*HP: 100/100
*Hunger: 50/50
*Thirst: 10/10
*Items: Survival Knife, 3 Rations[10 Hunger Each], 1 Big water bottle[5 Thirst Each], 1 med-pack .
*Weapons: None
*Gear: None
*TEAM: Blue

''I go left.''

~You make a swift turn left and continue on. As you continue your way down the path you sense that something bad is going to happen. You nod and continue on. As you go on you notice on the right side of the wall a light illuminating some sort of entrance. You decide to approach and it's a dead end path with some sort of well in the middle. Light is illuminating from it. There is also 3 small crates 1 on the left, 1 on the right and 1 North-West of the well. There is also a big sign saying, ''This is no Hobson's choice, you decide your fate.''

(If you don't know what a Hobson's choice is, here. Hope that clears it.. xD)

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MattEmAngel

Name: Kenji
Age: 23
Athletic Abilities: Strength, Agile
Gender: Male
HP: 100/100
Hunger: 50/50
Thirst: 10/10
Items: Survival Knife, 3 Rations[10 Hunger Each], 1 Big water bottle[5 Thirst Each], 1 med-pack
Weapons: Survival Knife
Gear: None
TEAM: Red

I hold my combat knife in an icepick grip and head left.

~You calmly walk the path on alert, from what you have seen on the show from the very few times you watched it, you know that anything can happen at any given time. As you continue walking you hear a noise coming from the left wall a good 30 feet forward. As you cautiously approach it some type of horrendous monster comes out from the very sharp branches, it kind of looks robotic but also has flesh in some parts, kind of like a cyborg. It has 2 robotic types eyes that are completely dark. It also seems as if it was... drooling. It has some spikes where the fleshy parts of his body are and one of the arms on the creature has a big sharp claw. As you come to a sudden stop it turns to you, looks straight at you and his eyes turn completely bloodshot red. Before you know it he's charging at you.

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*Name: Shadow White
*Age: 18
*Athletic Abilities: Strength, Agile
*Gender: Male
*HP: 100/100
*Hunger: 50/50
*Thirst: 10/10
*Items: Survival Knife, 3 Rations[10 Hunger Each], 1 Big water bottle[5 Thirst Each], 1 med-pack .
*Weapons: None
*Gear: None
*TEAM: Blue

I check the well then is there is nothing there, I head back the way I came and hang a left.

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*Name: Viet Anh
*Age: 21
*Athletic Abilities: Agile,Strength
*Gender: Male
*HP: 100/100
*Hunger: 50/50
*Thirst: 10/10
*Items: Survival Knife, 3 Rations[10 Hunger Each], 1 Big water bottle[5 Thirst Each], 1 med-pack (Use it wisely, for emergency only).
*Weapons: None
*Gear: None
*TEAM: Yellow

I go right.

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*Name: pang tzu
*Age: 19
*Athletic Abilities: Strength and Endurance
*Gender: Male
*HP: 100/100
*Hunger: 50/50
*Thirst: 10/10
*Items: Survival Knife, 3 Rations[10 Hunger Each], 1 Big water bottle[5 Thirst Each], 1 med-pack
*Weapons: None
*Gear: None
*TEAM: White

I begin climbing the wall as to get an overview of our location

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@shadowgun453 I will get to yours when most people are caught up. Also, your choice is a bit messed up, but I'll fix it when I get to yours. You cannot say ''There is nothing there'' I decide that. You had the choice of going through the crates, looking in the well, or going back to the path and continuing on, or examine the room or something. You are pretty free on what you want to do but please let me decide on what happens after your choices.

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pangtongshu

*Name: pang tzu
*Age: 19
*Athletic Abilities: Strength and Endurance
*Gender: Male
*HP: 85/100
*Hunger: 50/50
*Thirst: 9/10
*Items: Survival Knife, 3 Rations[10 Hunger Each], 1 Big water bottle[5 Thirst Each], 1 med-pack
*Weapons: None
*Gear: None
*TEAM: White

I begin climbing the wall as to get an overview of our location

~As you start climbing the wall you notice the sharp thorns on the branches penetrating your skin. You go through the pain and continue climbing, it's a pretty long way up. It takes about 20 minutes to get to the top but you finally do. You take a look and see if you can notice anything important. Off the horizon you see to the North-West a tiny house, barely visible from this far but visible. The only other thing visible is a far off jungle North-East and a bunch of immense walls. As you try and poke your head out a bit more you feel a certain shock in your body. You notice that there is an invisible barrier not letting you go through. You finally decide to go back down. Whilst you are going down, with the thorns still damaging your skin, your hand slips into what seems to be a hole, there is a very dim light at the end of it. There seems to be another hole with the same dim light beneath your left leg.
[You have lost 15 HP from the sharp thorns] [You lose 1 thirst point from the climb]

(Notice that if you were to not have endurance I would have probably taken away 3 or 4 thirst points. As I said these are important to your choices in surviving.)

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sasukemystery

*Name: Viet Anh
*Age: 21
*Athletic Abilities: Agile,Strength
*Gender: Male
*HP: 100/100
*Hunger: 50/50
*Thirst: 10/10
*Items: Survival Knife, 3 Rations[10 Hunger Each], 1 Big water bottle[5 Thirst Each], 1 med-pack (Use it wisely, for emergency only).
*Weapons: None
*Gear: None
*TEAM: Yellow

I go right.

~As you turn to the right it seems as if the path is endless with only darkness at the end. Nonetheless you continue on. After a good 25 minutes you hear a distinctive buzzing coming from the north-east. As you approach the noise there seems to be 3 paths. 1 straight forward, one diagonally to the right and 1 directly to your right. The buzzing sound seems to be coming from one of the paths to the right, but it's way too quiet to tell. You also see a small chest which appears to have a lock, between the walls of 2 of the paths with a small sign saying, ''Many say that in many chests there may lie a treasure or a trap. But you can't be certain until you open it! ''.

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*Name: Viet Anh
*Age: 21
*Athletic Abilities: Agile,Strength
*Gender: Male
*HP: 100/100
*Hunger: 50/50
*Thirst: 10/10
*Items: Survival Knife, 3 Rations[10 Hunger Each], 1 Big water bottle[5 Thirst Each], 1 med-pack (Use it wisely, for emergency only).
*Weapons: None
*Gear: None
*TEAM: Yellow

I go to the chest and search the surrounding for the keys, if they aren't there I will go right and also stay cautious of incoming ambush.

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*Name: Tarren Ward
*Age: 19
*Athletic Abilities: Sprinter, Endurance.
*Gender: Male
*HP: 100/100
*Hunger: 50/50
*Thirst: 10/10
*Items: Survival Knife, 3 Rations[10 Hunger Each], 1 Big water bottle[5 Thirst Each], 1 med-pack
*Weapons: None
*Gear: None
*TEAM: White

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*Name: blue wing
*Age: 19
*Athletic Abilities: agility, sprinter
*Gender: male
*HP: 100/100
*Hunger: 50/50
*Thirst: 10/10
*Items: Survival Knife, 3 Rations[10 Hunger Each], 1 Big water bottle[5 Thirst Each], 1 med-pack.
*Weapons: None
*Gear: None
*TEAM: green

i will try climbing so i can see whats above the walls and judge which way we should go.

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*Name: Ghalaghor
*Age: 20
*Athletic Abilities: Strength, Endurance
*Gender: Male
*HP: 100/100
*Hunger: 50/50
*Thirst: 10/10
*Items: Survival Knife, 3 Rations[10 Hunger Each], 1 Big water bottle[5 Thirst Each], 1 med-pack (Use it wisely, for emergency only).
*Weapons: None
*Gear: None
*TEAM: Red

I also vote to eliminate the "Hunger" and "Thirst" stats.


i vote for that too.

i find it strange that we all have the same items. i mean, if we could decide what we will take like you said then i would like to get some other thinks.

anway, i try to climb onto the top of the wall.
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sorry for the double post, but i decided to go left instead of climbing the wall. i want to save my hit-points.

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MattEmAngel

Name: Kenji
Age: 23
Athletic Abilities: Strength, Agile
Gender: Male
HP: 100/100
Hunger: 50/50
Thirst: 10/10
Items: Survival Knife, 3 Rations[10 Hunger Each], 1 Big water bottle[5 Thirst Each], 1 med-pack
Weapons: Survival Knife
Gear: None
TEAM: Red

I turn and head back the way I came, running right into Ghalaghor. "We can't go this way! Some kind of cyborg with a melee arm! See if you can climb that wall!"

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*Name: Tarren Ward
*Age: 19
*Athletic Abilities: Sprinter, Endurance.
*Gender: Male
*HP: 100/100
*Hunger: 50/50
*Thirst: 10/10
*Items: Survival Knife, 3 Rations[10 Hunger Each], 1 Big water bottle[5 Thirst Each], 1 med-pack
*Weapons: None
*Gear: None
*TEAM: White

Sorry meant to say something, I vote kick.

I climb the wall with pang just to help plan our strategy.

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*Name: pang tzu
*Age: 19
*Athletic Abilities: Strength and Endurance
*Gender: Male
*HP: 85/100
*Hunger: 50/50
*Thirst: 9/10
*Items: Survival Knife, 3 Rations[10 Hunger Each], 1 Big water bottle[5 Thirst Each], 1 med-pack
*Weapons: None
*Gear: None
*TEAM: White

I suggest Team name to be changed to The Dead Parents Squad

I also suggest we go left, I wait for Tarren's reply

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I place a vote in keeping hunger and thirst. It definitely adds to the strategy and survival aspect of the game

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