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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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Oh, just read my partner's action. Can I quickly change what I do? Instead of going left, I climb the wall and follow him. "Let's go through the door" I suggest.


Don't worry about what he's doing most of the time, just do your own thing, plus your character is kind of like that anyways.
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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 take it unlock the chest and leap back right away in case of a trap.

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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 take it unlock the chest and leap back right away in case of a trap.

~As you back away some sort of gas trap triggers and releases from the chest. You were smart to back away. It seems as if it's safe now though. The buzzing is still coming from one of the right side paths.

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I go left to the buzzing noise.

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I meant right

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It seems as if it's safe now though.


By this I meant you can check the chest now.. You never even checked it, or was that your plan all along? Lol.
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(Ok nevermind I thought there was only a trap...)

I check the chest still cautious of traps.

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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. 4 Rations[10 Hunger Each]. 1 Big water bottle[5 Thirst Each]. 1 med-pack.
*Weapons: Browning XXV 9mm Pistol 3/13
*Gear: Extremely Light Full Body Armor (ELFB Armor)
*TEAM: Yellow

I check the chest still cautious of traps, if there is anything of importance inside I'll take it. I then continue to the farthest right path.

[Hopefully it's okay that I changed it up a bit I just combined your two choices.. it'll make it shorter.]

~As you approach the chest cautiously there seems to be equipment inside:
*Browning XXV 9mm Pistol
*1 Empty Magazine
*3 9mm Bullets
*Light Full body Armor
*1 ration
You take it all and proceed to the right. As you continue walking, you hear the buzzing getting louder and louder. It sounds like a swarm of bees or something. You keep walking until you reach a small door, at least compared to the immense wall. There also seems to be a ladder to your left going to a platform leading to another door.

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Name: Kenji
Age: 23
Athletic Abilities: Strength, Agile
Gender: Male
HP: 100/100
Hunger: 50/50
Thirst: 8/10
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 (Darkstar 1 vote. 2 needed)

While running away, I also shout "Ghalaghor! How about 'Team Darkstar'? Or do you have a better name? Also, that clanking sound you are probably hearing looks like something from Power Rangers, and it's kind of fast, so MOVE!"

Like I can actually out-jump that thing. I'll need a decent katana for that. I wipe my mouth off and, with no other options, I go left. Down the rabbit hole. You're welcome, Ghalaghor.

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*Name: Savell "The End" Valkerie
*Age: 22
*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: Green

Oooh, some loot! Wait a second...it's probably a trap. I open the bag then jump back just in case it explodes. If nothing happens after a minute, I'll check it.

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MattEmAngel

Name: Kenji
Age: 23
Athletic Abilities: Strength, Agile
Gender: Male
HP: 100/100
Hunger: 50/50
Thirst: 8/10
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 (Darkstar 1 vote. 2 needed)

Like I can actually out-jump that thing. I'll need a decent katana for that. I wipe my mouth off and, with no other options, I go left. Down the rabbit hole. You're welcome, Ghalaghor.


[Ahaha so far your choices have been creative and enjoyable. Just remember to not exaggerate.]

~As you go down the hole you can hear the foul monster scratching and screeching to get through, but it eventually stops and backs off. You reach the bottom and it seems as if there is a tunnel system under the hole thing. It still seems like a maze though. There are 5 paths. Each has a different color of light on the outlining of the paths. Red, Green, Blue, White, and Black. You see a sign out of the corner of your eye, it says, ''Only the true elements will come into play whilst deciding your fate.''.

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theEPICgameKING

*Name: Savell "The End" Valkerie
*Age: 22
*Athletic Abilities: Strength, Agile
*Gender: Male
*HP: 100/100
*Hunger: 50/50
*Thirst: 10/10
*Items: Survival Knife, 4 Rations[10 Hunger Each], 1 Big water bottle[5 Thirst Each], 1 med-pack
*Weapons: 2 Handed Plasma Blade [60% Charge]
*Gear: Medium Full Body Armor
*TEAM: Green

Oooh, some loot! Wait a second...it's probably a trap. I open the bag then jump back just in case it explodes. If nothing happens after a minute, I'll check it.

~You walk back and wait. After a few seconds nothing happens. You clear your mind in relief as nothing happened. You think to yourself on why they gave you this so early, but nonetheless you check it:
*Medium Full Body Armor
*2 Handed long blade synced with plasma energy, a small screen on the hilt says 60%. (It is said that these swords are some of the best in the world. But they can only last so long in battle before becoming a useless dull blade. On the hilt there is also a letter and number inscribed on it; T1. Tier 1 is one of the weakest of plasma blade, meaning the energy from it will run out quickly and even at the end the blade will completely shatter once it reaches 0%)
*1 Ration
As you pick up the ration you hear a strange noise, like rocks or boulders crashing against eachother. You look up and notice that the walls are moving. You wait until they completely stop. Now instead of one path it has split into 3. It seems as if each path has a light irradiating from it, one stronger than the other. There is one to the north-west, the strongest light. One to the north, it's kind of in the middle of both lights. And one to the north-east which is the dimmest light.
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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


So everyone can understand this better, this reason I put in the hunger and thirst stats is because this is a survival RPG/Tournament. If I take these aspects away then you could be out in the desert for 8 days straight with no food or water and still live? I don't see how that would be very realistic. It also adds on to how you will make your decisions.


but then we need more points for thirst.

I suggest you do not read other's character sheets.


sorry, from now on i will read only my char sheet.

*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 examine the small opening on the right wall.

(i vote for a change of our team name, how about magical survivors?)
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@xAyjAy: Trust me you will not need more points for thirst. The point is that water is something you need to survive. And when out in the wilderness or whatever it can become scarce and it could mean life or death if you can't find anything. It'll work out trust me.

Also, you can read your partner's character sheet just don't make decisions based off of his character sheet.

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xAyjAy

*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 (Darkstar 1 vote. 2 needed.) (Magical Survivors 1 vote. 2 needed.)

I examine the small opening on the right wall.

~As you enter the small opening you hear a really loud noise from outside. You look out and you see a wall has fallen on the path that you would have taken. It could have fallen on you and killed you. It seems that if that was your partner, you are now separated for the time being. You head back through the small opening, the room is extremely small and dark, but you seem to be hitting things as you walk by, with your feet. You notice that there is just 2 doors because of the faintly dim light illuminating from under them. There is 1 to the left and 1 to the right. It seems you'll have to be careful to not fall over of whatever is on the floor whilst trying to get to one of them.

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Are you going to post mine any time soon? Or did you do it already did?

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