Hey everyone! Here is the mighty thread for our new letters game. The theme is wuxia Arthurian kaiju. The rules are simple:
1. Have fun.
2. Write in first person POV.
3. Write in the form of something that is aimed at some audience, be it a letter or a journal entry or a monologue as recorded by a listener.
4. Do not get too precious with your characters; we're all playing in the same sandbox, so be prepared to share your toys.
5. That said, do not kill other people's characters without asking them first.
6. Try to treat things other people write as canon, meaning don't contradict them if possible. But narrators can be unreliable at times, so there is some flexibility.
7. See rule 1.
More rules added as needed. This OP will serve as the repository for updates and whatnot, so when in doubt, peek up here for info. I'll either make an OOC thread if requested, or we can keep OOC chatter in the chat thread.
I'll start, and whoever wants to go next, add a reply with NEXT as the text so people know you're taking your turn. Please post your story within 48 hours so things don't get bogged down, and don't call next unless you're pretty sure you can make it.
Some generators for your use and amusement:
Martial Arts School Generator: http://www.seventhsanctum.com/generate.php?Genname=maschool
Martial Arts Move Generator: http://www.seventhsanctum.com/generate.php?Genname=mamove
Cat-people name generator: http://fantasynamegenerators.com/cat-people-nekojin-names.php#.VbBcqflVhBc
East Asian town name generator: http://fantasynamegenerators.com/east-asian-town-names.php#.VbBcwPlVhBc
Arthurian name generator: http://fantasynamegenerators.com/arthurian-names.php#.VbBc8_lVhBc
And, most importantly, KAIJU GENERATOR: http://www.seventhsanctum.com/generate.php?Genname=kaiju
UPDATE 7/23/15: Per VP's suggestion, if you reference someone else's character in your story, tag that person behind a spoiler at the beginning so they don't miss it. Remember, you have to tag them before you post; you can't edit in a tag later because it won't notify them. If you forget, just tag them in the chat thread.
UPDATE 7/24/15: Per questions from KC, you can include more than one letter in your post if one person is writing to two people about the same topic, but in different ways. Try not to be redundant, of course. The idea is that each post should move the story forward somehow, once the first round of character introductions is complete, so related letters/articles/etc. would naturally go together.
UPDATE 8/22/15: You're not supposed to write from the POV of someone else's POV character, but you can use other people's characters in your story, or write from the POV of side characters they invent.