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HELLO WRESTLING FANS! This is Tex Scrapple, promoter for TRI-COUNTY WRESTLING--the biggest, baddest, and uh, fightingest, no, BRAWLINGEST promotion in all of Callaway, Runnels, and Hickenbottom counties--with an EXCITING OFFER FOR YOU, OUR WRESTLING FANS.
Wrestling fans, due to the actions of THOSE BOYS IN NEW YORK CITY
(piped-in boos) there are a number of open spots on our roster. And thanks to our gracious sponsors at KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN (that's right KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN, IT'S FINGER LICKING GOOD), we will be hosting OPEN TRYOUTS today from 4-630 in the parking lot of the KFC by the High School. Come on down, and join the fun!
is a lighthearted play-by-post of Nathan D. Paoletta's World Wide Wrestling
inspired by things like Southpaw Regional Wrestling
and Jumpin' Jeff Farmer.
What's World Wide Wrestling?
WWW is a Powered by the Apocalypse
RPG designed to tell stories about Professional Wrestling and Professional Wrestlers--both on-screen and off. You play big archetypal wrestlers who stand out in the promotion--there may be many monsters, but you are The Monster; there are no shortage of veterans in the company, but only you are The Veteran.
What's Tri-County Wrestling?
A local shindy--that's lingo for "shitty independent promotion," the kind of wrestling company that books ramshackle shows featuring awkward local talent, but pretends to aspire to a higher form of entertainment. TCW is the local promotion running in Callaway, Runnels, and Hickenbottom counties, a collection of quiet towns somewhere kind of isolated in America, where WWE and Impact and RoH don't really travel to, so there's a bit of a market for live shows, at least. The time period is ambiguous to suit the needs of the scene or story--think Archer
, how there might be smartphones, outdated computers, and references to Jonas Salk in the same scene.
Noteworthy things about TCW:
What do I need to play?
- It's been around for ages, as long as the locals can remember, but has never been terribly popular. Has a weekly TV show on channel 69 local access.
- Marked by an "anything goes" carny sensibility--there's definitely been a mummy at some point. However, even the most absurd of circumstances is treated entirely seriously.
- There are three title belts--the Tri-County World Championship, their top title; the Tri-County Tag Team Championship, their tag belts; and the Tri-County Open Challenge Championship, which is defended in an open challenge every week.
- No weight or gender restrictions; everyone fights everyone.
- Despite being ostensibly set somewhere in the past, somewhere isolated and remote, there are no limits on gender, racial, or sexual diversity, everyone is treated fairly, and there are no racist/sexist/homophobic/transphobic gimmicks.
- TCW is sponsored by the local Kentucky Fried Chicken. Kentucky Fried Chicken, it's Finger-Licking Good!
Owning the rules will be helpful, but not necessary. You will need a copy of your Gimmick sheet, and the players Moves, both of which can be found on NDP's website. Geth will handle dice rolls.
Which Gimmicks are allowed?
I'm willing to say any of them--the Season One and Season Two Gimmicks, International Incident Gimmicks, or the core Gimmicks, all of which are available on NDP's website. You might just have to explain what the Ace of TCW, or TCW's Cultural Champion looks like if you choose something weird. And if you choose to play THE FOREIGNER, just keep in mind it should be cartoony and non-offensive.
If we're doing try-outs, does that mean we have to be new wrestlers?
Absolutely not, you can definitely be an elder member of the TCW roster, a new roster member who's been around for a few weeks, or make your big debut this episode. Nothing is off-limits.
- Blankzilla (The High-Flyer)
- Ken O (The Luchador)
- Matev (The Monster)
- Dyvim Tar (The Clown)
- Grunt's Ghosts (The Foreigner)
Once the list fills up, I'll open up spaces for reserve players and alternate characters.
Any questions, hit me up, otherwise, if you'd like to sign up, write !Try-out
in your post, and we'll start thinking on characters.