Hello, and welcome to the world of POKéMON. My name is PROF. OAK. People call me the POKéMON PROF.
This world of ours is inhabited by many interesting and special creatures called POKéMON. POKéMON mean different thing to different people.
To some they are pets...
To others they are friends...
But to many, they are our allies and protectors.
The world of POKéMON is a dangerous place. Powerful and inscrutable monsters lurk in every forest, lake, and section of tall grass. Compared to POKéMON, many humans like you and me don't stand a chance.
Luckily, we can count on our own POKéMON to help us. They fight on our behalf, and in return we lead them to victory, and train them to become stronger. It's a beneficial arrangement for the both of us!
While many people are content to stay in cities and towns, where they can keep safe from the POKéMON that roam the wild, others venture out into this wilderness, in search of fame, fortune, or knowledge.
We call these brave individuals POKéMON TRAINERS. They team up with friendly POKéMON to explore the dangerous areas of the world, risking life and limb in pursuit of their goals. Many admire these courageous people, and the POKéMON that accompany them in their journeys.
So, tell me, do you think you have what it takes to be a POKéMON TRAINER?
- Players - Link to Post
[Group Alpha] - Link to Chronicles
Renting a room in Pewter, the day before the grand opening of the fossils and prehistoric pokemon wing of the Pewter Museum of Science. What adventures await them?
AbysmalLynx - Douglas and his Bulbasaur, Belmont
BugBoy - Shawn and his Spinarak, Spade
Kay - Al and his Buizel, Volnoy
Squall - Dayton and his Gastly, Gondorff
Tommy2Hands - Alex and his Lotad, 808B6
[Group Beta] - Link to Chronicles
Making their way through the rugged and dark Viridian Forest, will they be able to survive the night in this harsh environment?
alternatingAberration - Zane and his sandshrew, Wrecker!
bratr - Ralph and his Pidgey, Maximum Ride
Fiaryn - Will and his Duskull, Morte
Terrendos - Pyrrhus and his Growlithe, Cave Canem
Meet the Classes
Main Features List
Extra Class/Advanced Features List
Pokemon Abilities List
Pokemon Capabilities List
Pokemon Moves List
What is this?
This is a play by post game taking place in a slightly modified Pokémon universe, starring a group of novice Pokémon trainers that could include Ace Trainers, young Researchers, capable Pokémon Rangers, and more. I'm looking for about 4-5 people but a few less or more won't be out of sorts. The game will be using the Pokémon Tabletop Adventures system.
Wait, what is the Pokémon Tabletop Adventures system?
Good question! The PTA system is a roleplaying game in development by a fella who goes by Dr. Mr. Stark. It is currently in Alpha testing but is rapidly approaching a Beta release. I believe the rules are currently intact enough to run a game. It should be fun!
Where can I find these rules?
Though not exactly widely distributed, you can find a download of most of the raw rules as word documents here and a short summary with more links here. Be warned that they are very disorganized, and you actually won't need these to play in this game. in fact, I recommend you don't download these rules.
Because they are so disorganized, it's very easy to get confused on how things are supposed to work. So I compiled everything I think you'll need to make a character and play in these three google docs.
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Okay, I just read those, seems interesting but still a bit confusing.
Tell me about it, I tried to make things simple but if you still have problems go ahead and ask them and I'll try and figure out the answer as best I can.
So what do I need to do if I'm interested in playing?
You'll need a level 1 character made using the rules found in the first google doc up there, a bit of backstory, and the ability to make an in-character post in this thread about once per day, or more if you feel like it! I'm not going to put many limits on how you make your character, feel free to be creative. Submit that character in this thread (in a spoiler if it runs long) and I'll take a look and tell you what I think.
Also, you should include a small write-up for your starting (and only at this point) pokémon. This is the first Pokémon you ever got, either from a professor, an older sibling, or by catching it yourself (you brave brave person, you). Don't worry about statting your starter up, we'll work on that later, until then a short bit about how you got them and what they are like will suffice.
Here's some suggested starters, organized by region of origin. Feel free to get a pokemon from a different region, or even a pokemon not listed here, but be ready to justify it (and if that pokemon is a gabite, that justification better be fantastic).
Will there be battling, capturing, move tutors, etc, etc.
Certainly, the system has rules for pretty much everything you'd expect to be able to do in a Pokémon game, and quite a few things you wouldn't expect. Just do what you think your Trainer should be able to and I'll figure out the rules and make the rolls for you.
Can I know more about the setting?
Absolutely! This game will be taking place in the Kanto region, three years after Red became champion (those of you familiar might recognize this as around the same time the Gold/Silver and Diamond/Pearl games took place). The characters will be novice pokémon trainers beginning their journey in Pewter city, shortly before a big event is supposed to take place at the Pewter Museum.
For those familiar with the Pokémon franchise, the style of this game will be more similar to the manga then the anime or the games. For those not familiar, this means the game will have a slightly darker tone then you might expect. Going into the wild without at least one Pokémon (and preferably a few allies with Pokémon of their own) is very, very dangerous. Pokémon are intelligent, territorial, and determined creatures. You could get badly hurt, or worse, when they try to scare you away from where they live.
This is a kinda long OP...
Yeah, I tend to do that on occassion. I'll wrap things up and if you have anymore questions I'll just have to answer them in another post. Here's some final info for you if you've just been skimming along so far. Here's some lovely descriptions for the character classes you can pick.