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Post by ~Panzerschurke~ on Dec 31, 2016 15:49:51 GMT
Ah, I think I can help sort out a few of the issues. As for human/gem interaction there are few locations on the planet (in our canon) that seem to have any sizable quantities of gems present, mainlybeach city and area, as well as some in Empire City. There are a few other loners scattered about the world, but so far it seems like our mechanic is that, as with the real show, the gems basically try to keep a low profile, interacting with humans but commonly downplaying their differences to such an extent as to come off as non threatening.
People commonly put some NPC interaction with humans into their threads, which can be neutral, or there can be some suspicion/hostility/fear from the humans, or they sometimes see the gems as unwanted visitors they can do little about.. kinda like if this were the marvel or dc universe and a super hero or villian came in to your favorite coffee shop.... what are you gonna do about it, even if you dont like it?? Some gems with human-ish skin tones go so far to pass themselves off as human, and go undetected for simplicity's sake.
So far we havent seen a true human template for a character, although some gems such as Rp-er Morion, and Octavia have included recurring human NPC's into their posts, with which they and others can interact. Since the point of the gem profiles is mainly to ensure good character development, abilities that arent broken/OP, human additions and NPCs are generally not a problem to put into your posts, since humans generally dont have super powers and can be trusted to be written well if the RP-er has already proven they can be fluent and creative with their gem character.
So long as your NPC is believable and not OP and makes sense/adds to the storyline, i think its okay. They can be recurrant or as simple as a one time thing where your gem interacts with a guy who runs a hotdog stand. Also, NPC's can be other gems if it is something simple with a easy to understand template and power set, such as a squad of rubies, or a pearl or something like that.
Post by The Geologist on Dec 31, 2016 17:11:44 GMT
oh, okay. I was asking because I wanted to role-play as a human in the SV-AU. the NPC question was because the character was going to be combat inept so I was going to have him a companion later on after he was fleshed out (maybe, still thinking out the kinks) is there any problem with this?
Post by ~Panzerschurke~ on Dec 31, 2016 17:19:37 GMT
Hmm, a problem? I am not sure, I only know I have not seen this done so far. We can ask Njrk, who is the main admind on here and see how that would work. You are allowed to have a couple alt characters on here as well so perhaps it could be worked in that way. Do you have any interest in playing as a gem too?
I usually don't allow humans as official characters for a few reasons.
.They would probably be limited in locations,since humans cant take gem tech without a gem tagging along
.They are fragile,most fights that gems get it would probably kill humans, and no poofing it would likely end as a perma death.
.I wanted to avoid a influx of the stereotypical 'gem hunter humans, who are basically amazing and took down like a bazillion gems with their special weapon style things' Connie trained specifically with Pearl,and even then we only saw her fight mindless gem monsters,not organised gems.
.Humans would probably be less informed then gems by a mile,no familiarity with gem tech or gem kind locations in most cases.
.The power post system inherently does work with humans.While humans are strong they are inherently not in the same league as gems,this means the power system we have based of posts here will likely be completely non applicable for them.
With that in mind though, as others mentioned some gems do have companions or frequent NPC's they play alongside their gem character.
So the big question is,do you completely plan to play a human,or would you potentially have a gem companion? I just need more details about what your plan is, since generally a human by themselves probably wouldn't be allowed (For the above reasons).
I completely plan to play as a human and I do plan to have a gem companion. I just wasn't sure if I was allowed to do so and I understand the rules about not knowing what you haven't learned. However, is it possible to learn about gem tech. Obviously not just by looking at it but by dismantling it or gathering information about certain tools from other gems.
Post by The Geologist on Jan 15, 2017 11:25:52 GMT
I had a talk with njrk97 and i believe we came to the conclusion that she/he wasn't ready for humans to join the forum due to the need for a power system suited for them. doesn't mean they won't come out some time in the near/late future so I'll just stand aside, biding my time.
Melody: how are you doing? Are you going to make a character in here?
Jun 29, 2020 17:20:05 GMT
This Roleplay is a prequel to Steven Universe to an extent with some slight retconing and its own progression to the story that will turn out differently to how stuff plays out in the show.Thanks to the message by Rose Quartz several gems are rising up to protect Earth and have labelled themselves as the Crystal Gems. Others on earth are remaining aligned to Homeworld though despite the isolation of Earth from Homeworld
All gems on earth are still stranded, the communication hub is still offline and all the space warps are shattered, it has now been revealed that this is the work of Rose Quartz and her small group known as the Crystal gems. They have rebelled against Homeworld and have chosen to protect the Earth (Trapping themselves on Homeworld to keep the warps down).
Now both sides are fighting among themselves along with fighting against the 'Corruption' a virus is infecting many gems turning most of them into mindless monsters, but those with a stronger will seem to becoming something more sinister.
The Game has changed now. The question has finally been posed, are you against Homeworld or allied with them. Or do you have your own agenda that may or may not been assisted by the ‘Corruption’. Regardless the seeds have been placed down and although it is only the beginning the fight for or against Earth and the corruption has begun. The choice is yours for how it is shaped on the Original Steven Universe Roleplay Site.
Orginal Opening Plot Here Thread That Changed Everything
Differances Between the Roleplay and the Show
*Thanks to Rose Quartz' message the Gems on Earth are entirely aware that the Homeworld Gems intend to wipe out the human race.
*The "corruption"'s Origin is still unknown, some suspect it was a viral infection, other claim it was a Diamond experiment gone awry and other suspect the organics were behind it. Regardless no one seem to have a proper answer about what it was and why its only isolated to Earth
*Garnet, Pearl and Rose are assumed capture on Homeworld
*Garnet,Pearl and Rose broke the space warps to delay Homeworld
*Thanks to Roses Message gems now know what the Kindergarten was used for