So, we're going to be kicking off a new plot soon, but we wanted to get player input. Because the plots affect your characters and you guys are the best ones to know what your characters will respond to. So we have a few ideas and we want your opinions on them.
1. Honesty Plot. Your characters have to be honest. If they're asked a direct question, they cannot lie and must respond truthfully. As the plot goes on, they may even feel compelled to blurt out uncomfortable truths either in person or over the network. Also, possibly, if they actively try to rebel against the plot and push to try and lie, their nose will grow. How will characters react when they can't hide the truth about things any longer? Will they accidentally let something deeply personal slip out?
2. Power Swap Plot. Some characters have powers. Some are just average humans. So let's change that up. All characters with powers will suddenly be perfectly normal humans with no special abilities to speak of. Those who were normal will now have fantastic powers. How will your characters cope with this? Will suddenly powerless characters freak out? Will newly powered people let it go to their head? How will the change affect the city as a whole and the individual relationships characters have, particularly in situations where powered and non-powered individuals are close?
3. Worst Fears Plot. Everyone has one thing they're scared of more than anything. Dean's afraid of hellhounds, for example. For the most part, in Papillon, those fears don't plague them. But what if they did? For the duration of the plot, everyone's absolute worst fear will be very present. They'll see it and hear it and it won't just be a hallucination. It will be real. How will characters cope with having to come face to face with the thing that scares them the most? Will they help each other or be too caught up in their own issues?
4. Morality Swap Plot. Good guys are good. They wear a white hat and ride a white steed and save the day while helping little old ladies cross the street. Bad guys are bad. They tie girls to railroad tracks and steal candy from children while wearing an eyepatch and letting out an evil laugh. But what if the good guys are bad and the bad guys were good? For the plot, characters will behave the opposite of their typical morality. Good characters will be evil. Evil characters will be good. Their personality won't change, just their alignment, so the Doctor will still be crazy and manic, just doing evil things. And Melody will...still be crazy and manic, just don't good things. How will it affect things in the long run?
5. Hacked Plot. The PDA. It's vitally important in Papillon. It's how characters communicate with one another and it lets them interact. But what if suddenly the PDA was posting things you didn't want it to? Things you never even typed? It's not glitching, it's been hacked. During the plot, characters will be able to take control of one another's PDAs and post for them. Characters will suddenly find messages "they" posted that are actually the work of other characters. [OOC: Obviously the characters would be posting from the journal of the person making the post with an OOC note, and possibly an icon if they so choose, referencing the person they're posting as, since we aren't going to be sharing journal passwords.]
6. Philias and Phobias Plot. Maybe you're kind of iffy about germs or dogs make you uncomfortable. Maybe you're a fan of a certain band above all others or you really like candy. Well, during this plot, those things will kick up to eleven. If your character is creeped out in the dark, they will suddenly be full on terrified every time the lights are off and afraid to go outside at night. A character who likes chocolate will be obsessive about it and are willing to punch someone out for a candy bar. But while everyone else seems crazy, your character is perfectly normal, okay? Just because he refuses to take a shower because he might drown doesn't mean there's anything wrong with him!
So comment to this post, ranking the plots 1 - 6, with one being the plot you most want to see and six being the one you least want to see, and give any other ideas you may have for plots. If someone gives us a particularly good idea, we will absolutely use it.
As always with things like this, comments will be screened.
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