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Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on August 03, 2017, 10:39:50 PM
Hello everyone,

there hasn't been a successful LBT RPs in years. After brainstorming a bit with rhombus, I decided to give this a new chance now. :)

To ensure that the RP will be running smooth, there is probably going to be a deadline in place until which a poster needs to make his post. Thinking about a week or two but we can discuss this later.

First of all, I would like to offer you the idea that I have discussed with rhombus already.

The setting of this RP would be the time of the original movie, just at a different location than the one we know of. We all will play OCs of different species (might be best to keep it leaf-eater only lest to create a Chomper 2.0) who all got separated from their herds/families somehow, ending up together blablabla the rest should be obvious :p

This is just my idea, if anyone else has good ideas, share them ;)

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EDIT: Okay, seems like my idea it is then  :p

link:http://z7.invisionfree.com/thegangoffive/i...showtopic=16176 (http://www.gangoffive.net/index.php?topic=15741)

players:
Ducky123 - Lizzie/Brachiosaurus aka. Crested Longneck
Darkwolf91 - Wyoh/Hagryphus aka. Tallcrest Fastrunner
Sovereign - Rinen/Triceratops aka. Threehorn
Snik - Shade/Pterodactylus aka. Sharpbeak
Hypnobrai - Slash/Carcharodontosaurus aka. Sharktooth Sharptooth
rhombus - Buko/Oviraptor aka. Fastrunner
Fyn16 - Orsur/Ouranosaurus aka. Sailbeak
The Lone Dragon - Aquarius/Saurolophus aka. Swimmer
jorrdy12 - Samara/Pteranodon aka. Flyer

[still open to join :wave]

 no character yet
 character in development
 has created a character for RP

Character Bios: (in order of submission date)

Name: Aquarius

Gender: Male

Species: Saurolophus (Swimmer)

Age: 6yrs at the time of the RP

Family: Has two younger 3 yr old siblings, two parents, two uncles and one aunt.

Appearance: Strong, active kid. Has a light aqua blue belly, the rest of his body is white and has two parallel gold lines on his back that run from neck to tail. Has two scars, one on his right shoulder and another on his right back from an instant involving, betrayal by Leaf Eaters, Sharpteeth and rapids. All in all a fit and healthy youngling.

Personality: He is smart, fast, strong and tough for his age and very helpful. He is always brave and calm in the face of danger and outs his own life on the front line of danger before his family, his younger siblings especially. After he got his scars he become distrusting of other leaf eaters outside his own kind for fear of betrayal. He knows many great Swimmer stories and often recites them and is a great swimmer and a lightning bolt when it comes to manoeuvring. He does not respond well to jokes.

Backstory: The incident that caused his distrust was due to a prank by a couple of Threehorn children who tripped him, causing to fall into a mud pit which he got stuck in during a stormy day. Fast Biters found him and would have got him had it not been for the flash flood however He got two cuts on his shoulder and back after being swept down the rapids and for a short distance. The incident caused a mistrust in Threehorns and disdain for jokes. His father was a keep to your own kind Dino while his mother was the opposite.

During The Great Earthshake, It would be a rockslide induced tsunami that separates him from his herd and injures him pretty badly by the time he is deposited on the desert plains near a large crack in the earth.

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Species: Ouranosaurus

Sex: Male

Coloration: Primarily a reddish brown "clay" color with a yellow sail, yellow dorsal stripe, and yellow, black and white markings around the face, snout, and belly.

Stance: Dual (both bipedal and quadrupedal)

Age: Nine

Name: Orsur

Backstory: Orsur lived with his family farther inland when the Great Wave came. While his feeding grounds were virtually untouched by the disaster, they did not stay that way for long. In the wake of the disaster came hundreds if not thousands of displaced dinosaurs, and while many of them were simply peaceful herds looking for refuge, Orsus's encounter was not so lucky. When a herd of Spikethumbs (Iguanadon) moved in towards their feeding grounds, Orsur's family welcomed them openly, but their hospitality was not met in kind. Perhaps unaccustomed to the ways of the inland grazers, the Spikethumbs contested the Sailbeaks (Ouranosaurus) for their territory. Their immediate, brutal assault split the herds apart, and it was during one of these surprise skirmishes that Orsur was separated from his family. He would later come to learn that his father had been killed defending his mother and siblings while they fled. Orsur yearns for the day he can return to the feeding grounds and retake the lands he believe belong to his kind, but that day is many years away, and for now, he must try to survive, wandering alone as he struggles to survive each new day.

Personality: Orsur is quick to anger, and more likely to approach a situation based on gut feeling rather than strategy. This has nearly gotten him killed on several occasions, and it is an attitude which only became present within him after his herd's displacement. Due to the influence of the Spikethumbs' actions, Orsur is at best distrustful and at worst spiteful towards those who have sought refuge inland after the Great Wave. He has little faith in anyone, save for other Sailbeaks, and his abrasive nature has kept him isolated from other wanderers.

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 Species: Oviraptor philoceratops

Sex: Male

Coloration: Incredibly bright blue with a flamboyantly purple crest on the head, the side of his arms, and in a fan on his tail. Though he is still a youngling, he has obtained the age in which to exhibit secondary sex characteristics. As a result he has obtained his 'flashy' coloration in order to attract the females of his kind. And, much to his dissatisfaction, also the attention of predators.

Stance: Bipedal

Age: Nine

Name: Buko

Buko was an Oviraptor who had to flee when his father lost a territorial battle and another male took control of the females in the family unit (Oviraptorian species are believed to be polyandrous to an extreme degree, and he had several 'mothers' and one father) and proceeded to kill the other children so that the females would again become fertile. He is traumatized with the knowledge that he fled without saving the younger batch of children and eggs (he was soon to go on his own anyway, but they were mere hatchlings) and now is trying to both survive on his own and (using the unique skills of his species) atone for his perceived failings. He sees both his kind and himself as flawed and capable of extremes in violence and brutality, but he resolves to try to control those impulses for what his nest mothers told him were good ends.

But if he encounters a female of his kind will he be able to keep the feelings on imminent betrayal at bay? Can he trust himself to control those impulses which caused another male to ruin his own family? Can he find a family of his own from a wayward band of strangers? Only time will tell.

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Name: Rinen

Sex: Male

Species: Triceratops or threehorn

Age: 8

Family: Rinen has a mother (father died in a leadership fight some time ago) and one sister and brother. His grandmother is long dead but his grandfather still lives: however, the older threehorn has a hard time accepting his grandson. He also has an aunt even if he isn’t too close to her.

Appearance: Body color is greyish yellow, has a light belly and a rather small horn for his kind. He has overall a rather light build but not overly so: he’s just not the strongest threehorn there is. Unlike most of his kind, he hasn’t fought much and his body is unusually unscathed.

Personality: He is usually kind but reserved as he had has had little to do with the other kinds and his time with his own kind has seldom been pleasant. He is smart and wishes to believe that there is more to everything than meets the eye. Even then, he isn’t completely accepting and he has a strict line in the others’ behavior he doesn’t like to be crossed. He is open to the omnivores joining the group but he has a great deal of distrust to the fliers and swimmers for their ability to hide from the problems of other dinosaurs.

Backstory: His lack of natural aggressiveness and earlier tubbier form caused him to be unpopular among the other threehorns and his grandfather and the rest of the herd often disapproved his lack of trust in the threehorn view of seeing everything as concrete and unchanging. He was often lonely even if his siblings as well as a few other threehorns stood up for him. Even then, his fracture with the herd grew worse lately and it peaked during the herd’s trainings. Rinen was separated from his family after being banished by the other threehorns. He was deemed too weak to be a part of them after failing to pass a survival test in the herd.

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Name: Wyoh (pronounced why-oh)

Species: Hagryphus giganteus (Tallcrest Fastrunner)

Sex: Female

Appearance: Her feathers are currently mottled brown and white in the typical juvenile coloration, but her unfeathered head and legs are deep purple, and her dull yellow crest is starting to redden, both signs that she is nearing her final juvenile molt. Her eyes are a dull gold color.

Age: 7

Species Info: The Tallcrest Fastrunners are a large species of oviraptor. The males and females tend to be very similar in appearance, though the females are a bit bigger and more brightly colored, with slightly taller crests. They are solitary and don't tend to think much at all of other kinds of dinosaurs, though they particularly look down on smaller oviraptors as being inferior. They live in thick woodlands where they subsist almost entirely on fruit, which they swallow whole. The expansion of the badlands has slowly pushed them farther north, where food has become progressivley more scarce. Tallcrests are generally a peacable and reclusive species who keep to their respective territories with few conflicts. However, the increasing lack of suitable territory has pushed them into desperation, and more Tallcrests are resorting to violence in order to ensure that they and their families are kept fed.
(They're basically cassowaries dino_laugh.gif )

Personal History:
She and her sister and brother were born two years before her family was forced to migrate north, a trip that her brother did not survive, and during which they lost her mother during a rockslide in a bad storm, presumed dead. Their lives in the new territory were tense and frought with violence, and her father was eventually killed in a squabble over territorial borders. She and her sister were separated when they were chased off of their old territory, and she has not been able to re-locate her. Years away from being large enough to defend her own territory, she currently wanders, scrounging for food where she can and often running afoul of other Tallcrests who can't afford another mouth to feed.

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Name: Lizzie

Species: Brachiosaurus

Sex: Female

Appearance: Lizzie's main skin colour is a somewhat dark yellow with a slight amount of brown mixed in. Her back is a brown-ish yellow and her lower belly basically a lighter shade of her main colour. Her eye colour is a gleaming dark blue. Her overall appearance is somewhat weakly and thin.

Age: 8

Backstory & Personality: Lizzie used to live with her father and her four siblings. They never were a happy family per se but things were tolerable until the great drought struck them hard. Her father was an eccentric individual with some rather radical views and a strong hang to violence as well as speciest. Lizzie never got to know her mother because she left her dad prior to her hatching.

Before the drought, Lizzie used to be a very happy, bright and cheerful girl, playing with carefree innocence whenever they were not moving around. However, things started to change dramatically when she lost her first brother whom she held very dear. In addition to her father turning more and more aggressive with the conditions around them worsening, Lizzie soon lost two more of her siblings to hunger, thirst and predation, her father leaving them behind when their legs wouldn't carry them anymore because he needed strong children.

One day, Lizzie had reached her limit. After several weeks in the brutal desert, she collapsed onto the ground, being left behind to die. Luckily for her, a small herd of Longnecks passed by not soon after, saving her life but she wasn't allowed to stay for any longer than necessary. But before she left, they gave her the advice to flee from the Bright Circle to colder regions. Lizzie followed the instructions but doing so stoically. She had lost everything including her innocence, now having to live on her own, all alone, which shaped her personality. She didn't care a thing about anything anymore, turning lethargic, hardly being able to sleep, hardly feeling any appetite even if she did find food, just walking on towards the north stoically.

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Name: Slash

Species: Carcharodontosaurus saharicus OR Sharktooth Sharptooth

Sex: Male

Age: 31

Appearance: Main color is dark gray (A little darker than the Horned Sharptooth's dull brown color) with a bit brighter gray underbelly. Circular pupils (like the Horned Sharptooth's) with red sclerae, akin to T. rex from the first six LBT films. Though related to Plated Sharpteeth (Giganotosaurus) he has no plates on his back, and no slitted pupils. He has pronated, three-fingered hands like plated sharpteeth though. He is slightly larger and stronger than Bigbiter Sharpteeth (T. rex).

Physical look is somewhat like a real Carcharodontosaurus saharicus, minus the coloring, like this restoration:https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/comm...px-Carchar1.jpg (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/comm...px-Carchar1.jpg)
Note that the colors in the image are not the colors of Slash.

Personality and Strengths: Very gruesome, ruthless. Kills for fun after what happened to his mate. He is also a cannibal and an oppurtunistic predator. He has the ability to jump (what a surprise dino_tongue.gif), and has very sharp claws and teeth, with the teeth curving backwards, so it can injure prey and watch it die from blood loss. Very fast as well, though not to the extent of the speed of horned sharpteeth (Carnotaurus).

Backstory: Raised by parents who over-killed leaf eaters. Slash was taught how to be a perfect predator in his younger years, silent and deadly, but when a fight happens, he was told to be loud and intimidating. His mother was killed by an Apatosaurus, and it nearly crushed him to death in his teen years, before escaping with his father, who was just about ready to treat him as food and not as a son. A few days later, his father turned on him and Slash had no choice but to kill his father.

Years later he found a mate named Charo, who he lived with for a while, and soon they planned to have a child, but soon, an Ouranosaurus herd decided that they could take out the predators so they could be safe, and Charo was trampled to death in the process. Slash, devastated, decided to get revenge on any leaf eater that decided to attack him, and swore that he would never let them hurt his kind again.

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Name:
S H A D E

Gender:
Male

Species:
Predatory Pterosaur (possibly, Pterodactylus)

Age:
around 20 years

Appearance:
Predatory flyer, known by leafeaters as "sharpbeak". Has extremely dark gray-black skin of the whole body except beak, claws and belly part that are a bit lighter. Yellow eyes. His beak is a bit bended from the day of birth. Extremely good in flight and hiding (especially in dark places). Has perfect sight. He's not so strong in physical strength, but very tough and nimble.

Personality:
He is smart and resolute person. Good predator, preferably hunts on small and defenseless living good prey. He acts quite different from others of his kind or of almost any other predatory dinosaur. In any time other than hunting-eating and sleeping, he spend his time to explore all type of lands and observing lives of any kind of dinosaurs and living creatures. With his extremely good eyes, he observes life of the land before time from above the sky or from shadows of the land.

Backstory:
Almost nothing is known about him before last years. He had "simple" life of dinosaur, without some major events or catastrophes beyond regular. He was born in some far land. He had full family, with mom, dad, and some siblings. After he stepped into the proper age, he left his family. He decided to fly far away, to see what is placed outside his birth land. After he explored newfound land, he moved to another, and to another... And till this time, he continued and still continues to move from one land to another, if conditions let him do it. In last couple years, he started to observe life of other living dinosaurs of all kinds, and he does it not only to improve his hunting skills...

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Name: Samara

Species: Pteranodon (Flyer)

Gender: Female

Age: 8 years old

Personality: Shy, quiet, afraid, loves to eat food (don't ask for her weight tho!)

Appearance:Blue body, with a darker blue underbelly, also rather small for her age making her look 5 years old.

Family: Everyone except her parents died during a sharpteeth attack and lost her remaining family members during an earthquake. Or did she?

Backstory, Samara was always a very outgoing. happy and brave flyer, this changed however when her family was attacked by sharpteeth, she turned shy, quiet and afraid during this traumatic experience. Sometimes when she's particularly angry, or happy you can find traces of her old personality. Yet still a couple years after the traumatic experience of having her family killed, she remains her traumatic fear of being even near the ground, thus choosing to stay mostly up in very high trees.

(to be updated...)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on August 03, 2017, 10:49:53 PM
I like this idea a lot! This gives the players a lot of freedom to develop OCs and create a totally new story! I'm game :smile
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on August 04, 2017, 05:33:40 AM
This could be a fun idea to do.  :) I'm unfamiliar with roleplaying but this could be worth joining if it gets off the ground. The time limit seems like a good idea as I've seen some role play turns stretching to unreal lengths.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on August 04, 2017, 06:53:23 AM
after all lthese several years... Since the day I iscovered this forum... I finally decided to step into last subfolder I never checked before. Roleplay folder.  :D

Srlsl, I was here before, but never read any of them, and didn't try to uderstand what you guys are doing here.  :rolleyes:

It's time to fix it and complete my exploration of this  forum.  ;)

I never was into one strong-plotline roleplays (I was just in small random plays so far), but I like your idea, Ducky.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on August 04, 2017, 07:48:13 AM
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I like this idea a lot! This gives the players a lot of freedom to develop OCs and create a totally new story! I'm game Dino_grins.gif
Yeah, you say it! Will be challenge but a challenge worth taking on, I daresay! Glad I can count you in! :lol:

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This could be a fun idea to do.  smile.gif I'm unfamiliar with roleplaying but this could be worth joining if it gets off the ground. The time limit seems like a good idea as I've seen some role play turns stretching to unreal lengths.
roleplaying can be tons of fun with the right people, would be cool if you gave it a try. You seem to be a good writer after all and a good writer is also likely to be a good roleplayer because it's basically the same, just taking turns in an collaborative effort, focussing on one (or a small amount of) characters :yes

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after all lthese several years... Since the day I iscovered this forum... I finally decided to step into last subfolder I never checked before. Roleplay folder.  biggrin.gif
Well, welcome to the RP forum, I guess :lol:

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Srlsl, I was here before, but never read any of them, and didn't try to uderstand what you guys are doing here.  rolleyes.gif

It's time to fix it and complete my exploration of this forum.  wink.gif
If you have any questions, just ask. Roleplaying is no evil thing, it's easy and fun (well, sometimes it can be a bit tricky to react to what other players write but that's the fun of it! Besides, we'll always discuss major plot points so we all have a consensus on how to approach the scenes to come :yes)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on August 04, 2017, 10:50:26 AM
I've been in RPs before. Mostly comedic LBT crossovers, but I've also been in a couple of more serious ones. I'm not new to it so... :)

Count me in :D
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on August 04, 2017, 01:03:12 PM
so, what sould we do now? Wait until more people post they join it?

Who creates general environment, characters, and plot? How is it works? :)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: rhombus on August 04, 2017, 01:21:22 PM
Quote from: Snik,Aug 4 2017 on  12:03 PM
so, what sould we do now? Wait until more people post they join it?

Who creates general environment, characters, and plot? How is it works? :)
This topic is simply for roleplay discussion.  Right now we are discussing this idea and determining some basic plot elements, possible rules, etc. and not doing the roleplay itself.  I would imagine Ducky will be taking the lead in determining those details.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on August 04, 2017, 01:29:04 PM
ok thx

but will plot progress and twists will be planned righ now, long before play starts, or it will be pure improvisation (like my mind stories lol XD) without any preparing? (plot details and continuity, I mean)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on August 04, 2017, 02:34:51 PM
Well, let's see what we can do! :) I'm ready to give this a shot. Count me in too!  :smile
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on August 04, 2017, 05:25:11 PM
Okay.
You have my attention. Now I'm interested.

Seriously though, this is right up my alley! I love OCs! My only question- will the RP be written in present or past tense?
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on August 04, 2017, 06:08:11 PM
Personally I prefer past-tense as it reads more like a single cohesive story in my opinion, but I can work with either.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on August 04, 2017, 06:17:47 PM
Though I did present tense, everyone else did past tense in the RPs we did on the wiki. I think that was a mistake :oops though I learned that some people actually use present tense in writing.

I'll use past tense though, I like it better :yes
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: The Lone Dragon on August 04, 2017, 08:10:56 PM
You can count me in, the idea is a pretty good one, lets hope if it gets off the ground that it actually continues.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on August 04, 2017, 08:14:28 PM
8-9 participants!? Woah! I've never seen this many people looking to be in a roleplay, and mostly in the span of 24 hours!
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on August 05, 2017, 04:22:29 AM
I didn't say before, but I join too.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on August 06, 2017, 09:02:40 PM
Whoa, been gone for the weekend and then returning to this  :blink: Okay, one comment at a time...

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I've been in RPs before. Mostly comedic LBT crossovers, but I've also been in a couple of more serious ones. I'm not new to it so... smile.gif

Count me in biggrin.gif
Awesome!  :wow

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so, what sould we do now? Wait until more people post they join it?

Who creates general environment, characters, and plot? How is it works? smile.gif
I will make a post about that tomorrow, if that's okay. Waiting for more players is definitely a good idea though, although we already seem to be a good bunch of players as it seems :D

And to answer the other questions:

environment, well, we all contribute to that with our posts but a narrator might be an idea to explain some stuff whenever needed, kind of like in the original movie :)

characters, we all are going to have one character to play (plus maybe some minor characters whenever we need them and a villain of course! What kind of villain? Well, I guess we could give whoever wants to play him the freedom to choose freely :) ) The character should be an OC though you can use already established characters from a fanfiction for example if you can make them fit in.

plot, we all come up with it together. This RP discussion thread is the place to discuss the major plot points. Smaller things are usually free to the players to decide for themselves, e.g. how a character reacts to a major plot point which could be hmm... lack of food? Or an obstacle that needs to be crossed (a river perhaps?).

I'll write some more tomorrow :)

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This topic is simply for roleplay discussion. Right now we are discussing this idea and determining some basic plot elements, possible rules, etc. and not doing the roleplay itself. I would imagine Ducky will be taking the lead in determining those details.
Yes, exactly  ^^spike

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ok thx

but will plot progress and twists will be planned righ now, long before play starts, or it will be pure improvisation (like my mind stories lol XD) without any preparing? (plot details and continuity, I mean)
I think a good mixture of planning and improvisation is what we are aiming at. Planning the main plot elements but not planning things through because then there's not much the players have to do besides do exactly what's been planned. That's kind of boring :p

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Well, let's see what we can do! smile.gif I'm ready to give this a shot. Count me in too!  Dino_grins.gif
Alrighty!  ^^spike

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Okay.
You have my attention. Now I'm interested.

Seriously though, this is right up my alley! I love OCs! My only question- will the RP be written in present or past tense?
Oh, I was hoping you'd join the fun!  :lol

Past tense, I think most of us are more familiar with that :)

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ou can count me in, the idea is a pretty good one, lets hope if it gets off the ground that it actually continues.
Aye, that's my plan! Getting this off the ground! Good to know I can count on you too! :D

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8-9 participants!? Woah! I've never seen this many people looking to be in a roleplay, and mostly in the span of 24 hours!
Yeah, kinda crazy, huh?  :p

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I didn't say before, but I join too.
Great! Don't worry, you're in good company  :smile


Will write more tomorrow, really just catching up on things after a busy weekend :p
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on August 07, 2017, 07:50:25 AM
heh, can we include our the most favorite not-friendly sharptooth in this story? In episodic role? If we assuming the story happened before our gang's adventure to the Valley, and in different place.  :rolleyes  :rolleyes  :rolleyes  :rolleyes
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on August 07, 2017, 08:06:44 AM
If we do so, I'd prefer it to be more of a cameo. If we use too much similar elements to the film, things could get predictable and too similar to the original.   ;) That being said, we could end up with a distant location, making his appearance unlikely at all but we can discuss this in more detail with the rest of the players.  :)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on August 07, 2017, 08:37:30 AM
Quote from: Snik,Aug 7 2017 on  08:50 AM
heh, can we include our the most favorite not-friendly sharptooth in this story? In episodic role? If we assuming the story happened before our gang's adventure to the Valley, and in different place.  :rolleyes  :rolleyes  :rolleyes  :rolleyes
Damn, you took it first! :lol
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on August 08, 2017, 03:38:24 AM
hahaha

Well, as I said: very small episodic role.  :rolleyes
Maybe children will find some adult and want to ask him for help, but our perfect predator jumps out from nowhere and... well, he gets his food, and makes VERY huge impression on protagonists, who quickly runs away, and Sharptooth doesn't chase them because he already got what he wanted.
Just idea.

Though, if we want to keep dark-dark atmosphere of original movie, we must add not only good dangerous environment, but also GOOD antagonist...
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on August 08, 2017, 08:03:02 AM
You know, Sharptooth himself would probably be at a totally different part of the Mysterious Beyond but who said there aren't any other super powerful Sharpteeth to live up to his reputation? ;)

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Now, let me have a few words about our next steps as requested by Snik :)

First of all, I'll include a list of all players who entered so far in the start post. We need to track down who is playing and which character they are playing after all and what better place is there to note that down but the starting post of the discussion thread? :p

People can start coming up with ideas for both plot and their characters.

plot: The only thing I've already decided to do with the plot is having all our characters meet up somehow together after all went through a disastrous event that separated them from their herds, families etc. I guess maybe two groups could form at first who merge eventually (tensions?). Either way, some character may have some time being alone at first before they meet the others. Obviously, there will be obstactles for the group and some tensions between the characters would be benefitting the RP I think :D Racism and all that

characters: Your character can be any species of leafeater unless you'd like to play the villain. and I have a feeling I know who'd like to play the villain already  :lol

Think about a backstory, what happened to them that separated them from their folks? Could be as simple as a Sharptooth killing their parents or as complex as you wish. I think the big earthshake could also have effects and their region so for anyone who's lazy... you might just use that as an explanation I guess :p (I already have a pretty good backstory for my character in mine ;))
Oh, also, maybe a group of siblings could also work (Kinda like Ducky and Spike just same species)? If you'd like to collaborate with one of the players here... it might be an idea.

Oh, what about character bios? I'm not sure, is there a thread where we can post these or should be just post them here and I'll add them to the starting post?  :confused

PS: Anybody planning to kill off their characters during the journey? Might add some spice to the RP, maybe close to the end? :lol


Anyway, for now we will begin to think about the general plot, come up with characters (all the while waiting for other players to join if they like) etc.

Once we all have our characters ready and some ideas for the first few scenes, the RP can start :yes
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on August 08, 2017, 10:13:50 AM
What about Giant Fast Flood instead of just simple Earthquake with big Chasm (bigger than from LBT9)?
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on August 08, 2017, 11:51:27 AM
Quote from: Ducky123,Aug 8 2017 on  07:03 AM
PS: Anybody planning to kill off their characters during the journey? Might add some spice to the RP, maybe close to the end? :lol
 
Ducky... you tempt me  :rolleyes:

A few points from me:

-With regards to the event that brings them together, there are a few options we could address that were not addressed in the films. Firstly, there's the possibility of having a tsunami. The widespread devastation could account for many displaced dinosaurs searching for a new place to live. Next up, disease or any other sort of event that would require herds to part ways with some of their members. Nothing breaks up an organized unit faster than distrust and fear, so anything that breeds these things between herds would easily break them up. Heck, even overpopulation could result in some kids getting kicked out on their own. Then we come to predation. This one's not quite as plausible, but there is a chance that a particularly nasty group of Sharpteeth could cause the breakup of several herds in their territory. Finally, here's another, perhaps more hopeful option. What if the kids are simply chasing a legend? Now, this is similar in concept to the premise of the first film, but bear with me. Something that's always touched upon in the series is the cynicism of adults versus the innocence of childhood. If a group of youngsters was convinced something amazing was out there, it could make sense for them to want to seek it out. It puts a different feel on the whole story, and adds a feeling of hopefulness to contrast the darkness.

-What's the max age for a character? I'd considered doing a Kentrosaurus for a while, but I then realized that they'd basically be a Spike lookalike if said character had to be as young as the Gang. If we're shooting for that age range, then I'll have no problem reconsidering my character choice.

-We can be very creative with Sharpteeth here. I like where you're going, bringing new characters to the table, and that should extend to predators, too. And as Land Before Time is completely anachronistic with its character choices, we have a lot of carnivores to choose from. I'd love to see Carnotaurus (though it's already been featured in the series), Ceratosaurus, Charcharodontosaurus (maybe as a big bad, the jaws on that thing are TERRIFYING), Dromaeosaurus, etc. I mean, even some Flyers have the potential to be lethal to young dinosaurs. Our options should remain open here.

-If no one else is considering it, I'm actually really thinking about doing a Flyer, now that I think about it.

-We should consider setting this somewhere vastly different than the setting of the show, just to spice things up a touch. The show takes place in the Valley, obviously, but its setting outside of it is usually rather drab and "desert-y." Why not set this up north? Or perhaps on the coast somewhere? Thick rainforest is a cool option, too!
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on August 08, 2017, 12:35:32 PM
Quote from: Fyn16,Aug 8 2017 on  12:51 PM
Quote from: Ducky123,Aug 8 2017 on  07:03 AM
PS: Anybody planning to kill off their characters during the journey? Might add some spice to the RP, maybe close to the end? :lol
 
I'd love to see Carnotaurus (though it's already been featured in the series), Ceratosaurus, Charcharodontosaurus (maybe as a big bad, the jaws on that thing are TERRIFYING), Dromaeosaurus, etc. I mean, even some Flyers have the potential to be lethal to young dinosaurs. Our options should remain open here.
I actually mentioned before that I would actually like to see a Ceratosaurus or Carharodontosaurus in the next LBT film.

Can we have multiple antagonists possibly? Kind of like how there was a Dimetrodon and a pack of domeheads that were threats other than Sharptooth.
It could also play out like LBT XIV, such as having a sharptooth or two early on and another sharptooth later (possibly the main antagonist).
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on August 08, 2017, 12:51:57 PM
hmm? Bunch of different unfamiliar children went to find some mystic legend and got lost? if I understood


Hmm, about flyers... Right now I am staying on two of my OCs: Smart male flyer antagonist sharpbeak and female water child flyer.

I don't know anything about LBT scientific species and never connected characters to any of them. (If I make OC for me, I just create my own species. Hm, who knows, maybe this species true existed in land before the time of human...)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on August 08, 2017, 12:59:15 PM
I love Fyn's idea of a Tsunami. That would make a coastal environment work out very well (maybe with inland jungles/rainforests?) Also, are we allowed to play omnivores? I was thinking of a Hagryphus character :smile
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: rhombus on August 08, 2017, 01:03:47 PM
I would second (edit: thirded, as Darkwolf beat me to it  :p ) Fyn's idea of using a mega-tsunami as the great disaster.  It is a type of disaster that is not explored much in fiction, but could certainly cause wide scale devastation and separation of the herds.  For the herds it would seem like the world had ended, and as some of the flyers may have seen the water recede by miles before the wave came and destroyed countless herds, myths may develop that the waters had made war against the land, perhaps causing some distrust of swimmers for quasi-religious reasons - especially considering the canon religiosity of the flyers.

As for which species I would like to be, I have always been interested in deeply introspective characters.  I am unsure if omnivores would be welcomed in this roleplay, but if so I think that a Nemegtomaia, an Oviraptorian dinosaur, might be an interesting addition.  The distrust between the forming gang and a dinosaur who has limited predation of eggs and fish as an option for food could be a healthy source of tension, while still being different from the tension depicted by Chomper in the series.  It could be more based upon the character as being seen as shifty or a schemer as opposed to a viscous predator.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on August 08, 2017, 01:59:27 PM
Whoa, not so many ideas at once  :lol:  Okay let's dig into it...

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What about Giant Fast Flood instead of just simple Earthquake with big Chasm (bigger than from LBT9)?
A flood, that could be an idea indeed  :yes

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Ducky... you tempt me  rolleyes.gif
I'm the most evil swimmer, remember?  :lol

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-With regards to the event that brings them together, there are a few options we could address that were not addressed in the films. Firstly, there's the possibility of having a tsunami. The widespread devastation could account for many displaced dinosaurs searching for a new place to live. Next up, disease or any other sort of event that would require herds to part ways with some of their members. Nothing breaks up an organized unit faster than distrust and fear, so anything that breeds these things between herds would easily break them up. Heck, even overpopulation could result in some kids getting kicked out on their own. Then we come to predation. This one's not quite as plausible, but there is a chance that a particularly nasty group of Sharpteeth could cause the breakup of several herds in their territory. 
tsunami: That's a pretty widespread event so it absolutely qualifies! :p

disease: Quite! I could imagine one or two of us losing their families to some serious sickness :yes

predation: Always a possible death cause in the Mysterious Beyond  ^^spike

I'll add another: not a tsunami but a bad flash flood following a heavy storm!

For my character, I was planning to go with bad parenting as the reason why she ends up on her own and only due to the help of a random stranger, she managed to survive. Might seem a bit familiar to some because I'd like to use a character from my fic and use her background because it'd absolutely work with this "new gang" idea :)

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Finally, here's another, perhaps more hopeful option. What if the kids are simply chasing a legend? Now, this is similar in concept to the premise of the first film, but bear with me. Something that's always touched upon in the series is the cynicism of adults versus the innocence of childhood. If a group of youngsters was convinced something amazing was out there, it could make sense for them to want to seek it out. It puts a different feel on the whole story, and adds a feeling of hopefulness to contrast the darkness.
I was assuming we were going to have them not just walking ANYwhere but towards a goal, towards something that gives them hope. Can be the Great Valley, can be anything we'd like it to be! Of course not all of us have to lose their parents but there must be a reason why they're not with them :p Cera, Ducky and Petrie didn't lose their families in the movie, they just got separated. If you were to go with the flood for example, maybe a child would be swept away while the adults were able to hold their ground? The area might be really flat so the waves travel a fair distance, far enough for the child not to recognize their current location and where to go... and of course they get extremely lucky not to drown in the whole ordeal :p

Well, I'll have the others have a say on your idea as well though that'd probably require at least a small group of children already knowing each other, deciding to leave their herd in order to seek it out. To be fair, my character could totally go with that group! Would require some more backstory-bending what who cares? :p

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Can we have multiple antagonists possibly? Kind of like how there was a Dimetrodon and a pack of domeheads that were threats other than Sharptooth.
It could also play out like LBT XIV, such as having a sharptooth or two early on and another sharptooth later (possibly the main antagonist).
Uhh, sure. I don't think it'll be interesting to bump into the same drooling Sharptooth over and over again  :lol Maybe we could have one stalker and a few random encounters with various predators. Could imagine you and Snik teaming up to play the bad guys  ^^spike

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hmm? Bunch of different unfamiliar children went to find some mystic legend and got lost? if I understood
Well, they all are scared and alone, separated from  the herds and families or having lost them completely. They don't know what to do but what if one of them has such a legend in store to follow? I'm sure they'd try to pursue it because... what else should they do? especially if that legend might mean finding those they lost?

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Hmm, about flyers... Right now I am staying on two of my OCs: Smart male flyer antagonist sharpbeak and female water child flyer.

I don't know anything about LBT scientific species and never connected characters to any of them. (If I make OC for me, I just create my own species. Hm, who knows, maybe this species true existed in land before the time of human...)
I'm not sure about making up a species... If you don't really have any particular species in mind, you could just say 'oh, this character is a threehorn' but not specify what kind of ceratopsian dinosaur the character represents, just to give an example.

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I love Fyn's idea of a Tsunami. That would make a coastal environment work out very well (maybe with inland jungles/rainforests?) Also, are we allowed to play omnivores? I was thinking of a Hagryphus character Dino_grins.gif
Environment, that's a good keyword :yes Yeah, well, the tsunami idea seems to be popular so a coastal environment might work out. Y'know, there might be an island lush and green far far away that they'd wanna reach ;) As for rainforest, it is also an idea but the abundant food and water in a rainforest might take a little from the harshness of life. Starting out in the cold lands might be something though, don't you think? That'd also open up for other... possibilities. A big bad snow storm might be enough to separate a child from its herd  ^^spike

It's true that an omnivore would create a lot of tension. I'm not sure about them, I guess if nobody has any objections, you cuold create an omnivore character, just no Chomper 2.0 if possible :p

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myths may develop that the waters had made war against the land, perhaps causing some distrust of swimmers for quasi-religious reasons - especially considering the canon religiosity of the flyers.
Anybody planning on using a swimmer character?  :lol That kind of idea would only work if the majority of the group was affected by it though. I'm not sure if all would like to go with the same disaster but I guess that'll show... eventually :)

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As for which species I would like to be, I have always been interested in deeply introspective characters. I am unsure if omnivores would be welcomed in this roleplay, but if so I think that a Nemegtomaia, an Oviraptorian dinosaur, might be an interesting addition. The distrust between the forming gang and a dinosaur who has limited predation of eggs and fish as an option for food could be a healthy source of tension, while still being different from the tension depicted by Chomper in the series. It could be more based upon the character as being seen as shifty or a schemer as opposed to a viscous predator.
I guess you'd have to flip a coin with Darkwolf then or do we want to have two of these? That could cause the formation of two groups within the group, admittedly...
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on August 08, 2017, 02:34:23 PM
Well, since their diet is under debate, I could easily play the species as predominantly herbivorous, perhaps with opportunistic omnivorous tendencies (will eat something already dead if they find it, and bugs/small lizards if they're easy to get to). This might make their differences from the other group members more of a cultural distaste. And it might be interesting if Rhombus played another species of Oviraptor and they actually had a greater initial dislike of each other, rather than an affinity. After all, species in direct competition with each other seem like they would be more likely to hate each other. Just a thought :D can easily play a different species if it doesn't work out.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on August 08, 2017, 02:43:22 PM
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not a tsunami but a bad flash flood following a heavy storm
Is there a difference? :D
actually I meant huge very-fast deadly tsunami-flood in some big canion caused by huge earthquake in not so far Big Water. Not very-slow flood with different storm.


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I'm not sure about making up a species
Don't worry. It's not problem. I just can check wikipedia/internet and pick species so people will understand. :)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: rhombus on August 08, 2017, 02:50:17 PM
Quote from: DarkWolf91,Aug 8 2017 on  01:34 PM
Well, since their diet is under debate, I could easily play the species as predominantly herbivorous, perhaps with opportunistic omnivorous tendencies (will eat something already dead if they find it, and bugs/small lizards if they're easy to get to). This might make their differences from the other group members more of a cultural distaste. And it might be interesting if Rhombus played another species of Oviraptor and they actually had a greater initial dislike of each other, rather than an affinity. After all, species in direct competition with each other seem like they would be more likely to hate each other. Just a thought :D can easily play a different species if it doesn't work out.
I would certainly be open to that, Darkwolf, if it is alright with Ducky. :yes  It could be the battle of the Oviraptors.   :DD
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on August 08, 2017, 02:55:34 PM
I agree with the points concerning the tsunami/disease as well as the search for some legendary place/object but it could be boring if it were a replica of the Great Valley. I'd say some more northern part of the world (taiga or tundra, perhaps) would could be a nice location but I'm also fine with a rainforest. I found Fyn's (http://www.gangoffive.net/index.php?topic=15224) old idea to provide a decent setting even if we can modify it to a large degree. I'm not yet sure about my species but some kind of longneck or flier could be an option.  :) Also, it could be a good idea if we had a more scheming villain (who has some familiarity with the main characters) in order for the plot to grow thicker.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on August 08, 2017, 03:24:43 PM
Quote from: Ducky123,Aug 8 2017 on  02:59 PM
Could imagine you and Snik teaming up to play the bad guys  ^^spike
Sounds about right. I don't mind lol. What do you think Snik? :)

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I would certainly be open to that, Darkwolf, if it is alright with Ducky. :yes It could be the battle of the Oviraptors. :DD
*Oviraptor :p :lol
Those genus names do not add an s for plural I think.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on August 10, 2017, 02:51:14 PM
After giving this a bit more thought, I'd actually be open to taking a swimmer character as it would certainly have potential in this kind of disaster as rhombus suggested. I'm working on the character's backstory but I'd like to ask if someone is willing to do a sibling collaboration? It would be good to know before we go to details. :)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on August 10, 2017, 04:22:21 PM
Antagonists' teaming up? hmm... It fits with my character very well, since he is used to make hunting pacts with very different and very odd but very dangerous dinosaurs. Or just hanging with them around, observing from the back.   :rolleyes
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on August 10, 2017, 04:38:48 PM
I've been mulling over a few character options as of late. It sounds like Flyers will be a very popular character choice, so my Flyer characters are currently on the backburner. This leaves a few other options for me. I am currently developing a few characters, namely a Stygimoloch, Kentrosaurus, and Segnosaurus. That being said, in response to Sovereign's post, I could be convinced to be a swimmer, depending on the species. The "wow" factor plays a pretty big role in what sort of character I choose, and there are certainly a few interesting species of hadrosaurs out there.

To provide two examples of swimmers I'm fond of, I'd probably have to go with Charonosaurus and Ouranosaurus (which admittedly is not a hadrosaur, but is a dinosaur I could see living around large bodies of water).

But don't let that affect your choices. I'm certainly open to the possibility of being a sibling, and if the idea really does grow on me, as it may, then I'm willing to adapt.

And as mentioned before, all my characters, no matter who I go with, are expendable  :D
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: The Lone Dragon on August 10, 2017, 10:51:33 PM
I can't believe I've already missed all these developments anyway I think the tsunami is a brilliant idea and I understand that the big mega tsunami's are caused by large rockslides into water holes inland to create waves at least 100m in height. That would be pretty devastating and it has happened before. (Marine scientist talking there).

Anyway I have my character developed.

Name: Aquarius

Gender: Male

Species: Saurolophus (Swimmer)

Age: 6yrs at the time of the RP

Family: Has two younger 3 yr old siblings, two parents, two uncles and one aunt.

Appearance: Strong, active kid. Has a light aqua blue belly, the rest of his body is white and has two parallel gold lines on his back that run from neck to tail. Has two scars, one on his right shoulder and another on his right back from an instant involving, betrayal by Leaf Eaters, Sharpteeth and rapids. All in all a fit and healthy youngling.

Personality: He is smart, fast, strong and tough for his age and very helpful. He is always brave and calm in the face of danger and outs his own life on the front line of danger before his family, his younger siblings especially. After he got his scars he become distrusting of other leaf eaters outside his own kind for fear of betrayal. He knows many great Swimmer stories and often recites them and is a great swimmer and a lightning bolt when it comes to manoeuvring. He does not respond well to jokes.      

Backstory: The incident that caused his distrust was due to a prank by a couple of Threehorn children who tripped him, causing to fall into a mud pit which he got stuck in during a stormy day. Fast Biters found him and would have got him had it not been for the flash flood however He got two cuts on his shoulder and back after being swept down the rapids and for a short distance. The incident caused a mistrust in Threehorns and disdain for jokes. His father was a keep to your own kind Dino while his mother was the opposite.

During The Great Earthshake, It would be a rockslide induced tsunami that separates him from his herd and injures him pretty badly by the time he is deposited on the desert plains near a large crack in the earth.

There's my character bio. Also I have been thinking of how each of our Dino's meet up with each other, it should probably be decided upon before the RP begins.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on August 11, 2017, 04:17:11 AM
Rereading this... Maybe I mised it, but I have a question:

For what audience we will make this story, I mean - for what age? aka - what is Entertainment Software Rating Board rate of our roleplay?
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on August 11, 2017, 09:18:20 AM
Seems good, Lone Dragon, but that once again complicates my dinosaur selection. Thank you for the offer, Fyn, but I think three swimmers would be a bit too much.  :p Thus far, I think we have a longneck (Ducky), two oviraptors (rhombus, Darkwolf), two sharpteeth (Hypnobrai, Snik) and a swimmer (Lone Dragon). Of the remaining main options, I could be a swimmer, flier or even a threehorn and I'm also open to another sibling collaboration in those or some alternate kinds if anyone's (mainly Fyn at this point) interested. But I wouldn't want to be a spiketail or a clubtail if I only can avoid it.  :DD

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Rereading this... Maybe I mised it, but I have a question:

For what audience we will make this story, I mean - for what age? aka - what is Entertainment Software Rating Board rate of our roleplay?

We have to keep things civil for Hypnobrai, he's at a delicate age.  :lol In truth, I don't see a real problem here. I think we can do anything here one would do in a fanfic, as long as we won't get too far into the M territory.  :)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on August 11, 2017, 12:12:29 PM
I can take it, don't worry. :)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on August 11, 2017, 06:19:10 PM
@rhombus & @Darkwolf91

Well, the idea of two ovis battling over food is certainly a good one  :lol These two may be a group of their own at first and join the others upon meeting them (though the others are going to have their misgivings, some of them at least).

@Snik & @Hypnobrai

You know, it would be really cool to have a pair of carnivores working together (reluctantly, kinda like Ichy and Dil maybe? :p). I picture them not even chasing the kids on purpose but they'll just keep running into them because they're also heading to the same place :lol:

@TheLoneDragon

Good work there, I had a feeling you'd go for a swimmer ^^spike

@Sovereign & @Fyn16

I guess you'll have to decide between the two of you if one of you would like to take another swimmer character (maybe they could be a sibling of Aquarius? Just a thought :))

I guess we should keep anything sexual out but some gore should be alright. Our character can get hurt, they're not the GoF xD

It seems like the tsunami is popular so I think we can definitely use it! However, I'm still in favor of having more than just one reason for them to get separated from their parents. Maybe the two ovis and my character at least could start further inland if that works with your planned backstories? Might get a bit boring to read about the tsunami like half a dozen times :p

I'm also in favor of a rather cool environment. Some survival scenes during winter would be great later on  :idea
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on August 11, 2017, 06:51:09 PM
So, Snik, what species of theropod do you want to be? I think I might be a Ceratosaurus or Giganotosaurus.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on August 11, 2017, 08:38:01 PM
That sounds good to me! It would make sense for my character to start off a bit farther inland. I did a little research and think I'm going to base the Hagryphus diet largely on that of the Cassowary- primarily Frugivorous with, as I mentioned, some Omnivorous tendencies (mostly small lizards, rodents, and carrion).
This would make them pose little to no danger to the group as far as predation goes, particularly as a youngling, but I imagine there will be a lot of moral and cultural objections to their dietary habits.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on August 12, 2017, 04:57:22 AM
So it seems like the gang is mostly made up of bipedal dinosaurs now, correct? In that case, I'll be narrowing down the list again. I'd be happy to take a Flyer if we don't currently have a "good guy" Flyer already. If we do, I'll add some quadrupeds to my list and go from there, to balance things out.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on August 12, 2017, 06:21:42 AM
Quote from: Hypnobrai,Aug 12 2017 on  01:51 AM
So, Snik, what species of theropod do you want to be? I think I might be a Ceratosaurus or Giganotosaurus.
well, since my character is flyer sharpbeak, I would say: none of them. :p

now question is: do you want to make hunting pact with such dinosaur? I warn you: usual sharpteeth would thin about him "this guy is odd. He is nuts".  ;)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on August 12, 2017, 09:00:29 AM
It could work kind of like how Ichy and Dil work together, I'm the teeth. I'm the one who is gonna make the kill, unless they're small and slow enough for you too.

It could also work how Red Claw, Screech and Thud work together. Sometimes they'll split and scout out for food, kind of like in Return to Hanging Rock. They split up to cover more ground, and try to get more food for themselves. But if there's a big meal, they'll join up and take it on as a trio of carnivores.
Just look at Screech and Thud on the wiki. We explained the simple symbiosis there. I'll link it later, the explanation should make sense if mine doesn't.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on August 12, 2017, 11:49:23 AM
I've developed multiple ideas about my character's personality already but I'm open to Ducky's proposition about Aquarius if Lone Dragon is interested. If not, I guess I'll go with a threehorn. That's an okay outcome to me as well.   :)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on August 12, 2017, 12:30:47 PM
Quote from: Hypnobrai,Aug 12 2017 on  04:00 PM
It could work kind of like how Ichy and Dil work together, I'm the teeth. I'm the one who is gonna make the kill, unless they're small and slow enough for you too.

It could also work how Red Claw, Screech and Thud work together. Sometimes they'll split and scout out for food, kind of like in Return to Hanging Rock. They split up to cover more ground, and try to get more food for themselves. But if there's a big meal, they'll join up and take it on as a trio of carnivores.
Just look at Screech and Thud on the wiki. We explained the simple symbiosis there. I'll link it later, the explanation should make sense if mine doesn't.
Yes, you're right. And I know that, since it's obvious.

My character is eyes, scout, observer. He can detect future prey from high above, even if prey is very-very small. And hunt on small prey due his fast air strikes.

In not-hunting time, he also observes all kind of dinosaurs. From skies and from shadows of terrain. Learns their movements, usual life, habits, and even speech. Weird person in eyes of SIMPLE USUAL LBT FILMS SHARTEETH.  :rolleyes

Hmm. Actually, this character and his unique behavior was born after another character, ground fast biter. That who knows how to talk on leafeaters' language. Maybe I should use not the "apprentice" but teacher?  :rolleyes:
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: The Lone Dragon on August 13, 2017, 06:45:07 PM
I wouldn't mind having Sovereign as one of Aquarius siblings though I intended them to be younger but I'm more then happy for you to make up your own OC rather then following my original design.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on August 14, 2017, 03:03:17 PM
Thank you very much for the offer, Lone Dragon, but lately my plans for my threehorn character have advanced greatly and I think that's the race I'll finally choose.  :) Sorry for my hesitation but now I think I have finally a character I can work with. I'll post my plans for him tomorrow.  :smile
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on August 14, 2017, 04:30:37 PM
Alright, I've been doing some developing on my own time now, and I'm ready to post one of two characters I may play. Basically, whichever of these characters I choose will depend on what other people end up finalizing. I will post my second character idea, the Flyer, later, when his development is complete. This guy was an interesting one for me, as I set out from the start to create a highly flawed character, someone who could add an abrasive element to our little group.

Species: Ouranosaurus

Sex: Male

Coloration: Primarily a reddish brown "clay" color with a yellow sail, yellow dorsal stripe, and yellow, black and white markings around the face, snout, and belly.

Stance: Dual (both bipedal and quadrupedal)

Age: Nine

Name: Orsur

Backstory: Orsur lived with his family farther inland when the Great Wave came. While his feeding grounds were virtually untouched by the disaster, they did not stay that way for long. In the wake of the disaster came hundreds if not thousands of displaced dinosaurs, and while many of them were simply peaceful herds looking for refuge, Orsus's encounter was not so lucky. When a herd of Spikethumbs (Iguanadon) moved in towards their feeding grounds, Orsur's family welcomed them openly, but their hospitality was not met in kind. Perhaps unaccustomed to the ways of the inland grazers, the Spikethumbs contested the Sailbeaks (Ouranosaurus) for their territory. Their immediate, brutal assault split the herds apart, and it was during one of these surprise skirmishes that Orsur was separated from his family. He would later come to learn that his father had been killed defending his mother and siblings while they fled. Orsur yearns for the day he can return to the feeding grounds and retake the lands he believe belong to his kind, but that day is many years away, and for now, he must try to survive, wandering alone as he struggles to survive each new day.

Personality: Orsur is quick to anger, and more likely to approach a situation based on gut feeling rather than strategy. This has nearly gotten him killed on several occasions, and it is an attitude which only became present within him after his herd's displacement. Due to the influence of the Spikethumbs' actions, Orsur is at best distrustful and at worst spiteful towards those who have sought refuge inland after the Great Wave. He has little faith in anyone, save for other Sailbeaks, and his abrasive nature has kept him isolated from other wanderers.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: rhombus on August 15, 2017, 12:05:02 AM
Species: Oviraptor philoceratops

Sex: Male

Coloration: Incredibly bright blue with a flamboyantly purple crest on the head, the side of his arms, and in a fan on his tail. Though he is still a youngling, he has obtained the age in which to exhibit secondary sex characteristics.  As a result he has obtained his 'flashy' coloration in order to attract the females of his kind.  And, much to his dissatisfaction, also the attention of predators.

Stance: Bipedal

Age: Nine

Name: Buko

Buko was an Oviraptor who had to flee when his father lost a territorial battle and another male took control of the females in the family unit (Oviraptorian species are believed to be polyandrous to an extreme degree, and he had several 'mothers' and one father) and proceeded to kill the other children so that the females would again become fertile.  He is traumatized with the knowledge that he fled without saving the younger batch of children and eggs (he was soon to go on his own anyway, but they were mere hatchlings) and now is trying to both survive on his own and (using the unique skills of his species) atone for his perceived failings.  He sees both his kind and himself as flawed and capable of extremes in violence and brutality, but he resolves to try to control those impulses for what his nest mothers told him were good ends.

But if he encounters a female of his kind will he be able to keep the feelings on imminent betrayal at bay?  Can he trust himself to control those impulses which caused another male to ruin his own family?  Can he find a family of his own from a wayward band of strangers?  Only time will tell.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on August 15, 2017, 10:19:24 AM
Do me and Snik have to do profiles for our antagonists?
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on August 15, 2017, 10:30:04 AM
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who had to flee when his father lost a territorial battle and another male took control of the females in the family unit (Oviraptorian species are believed to be polyandrous to an extreme degree, and he had several 'mothers' and one father) and proceeded to kill the other children so that the females would again become fertile. He is traumatized with the knowledge that he fled without saving the younger batch of children and eggs (he was soon to go on his own anyway, but they were mere hatchlings) and now is trying to both survive on his own and (using the unique skills of his species) atone for his perceived failings. He sees both his kind and himself as flawed and capable of extremes in violence and brutality, but he resolves to try to control those impulses for what his nest mothers told him were good ends.

But if he encounters a female of his kind will he be able to keep the feelings on imminent betrayal at bay?

wowowwowooww
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THAT is not in original LBT movie style.  :p

Too extreme for me, honestly.
But I don't mind if it's in the story.

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I guess yes, Hypnobrai. Ifm you have ready profile of your character, you can post it there. :)

As for me, I still need to make final decision.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on August 15, 2017, 02:53:32 PM
Name: Rinen

Sex: Male

Species: Triceratops or threehorn

Age: 8

Family: Rinen has a mother (father died in a leadership fight some time ago) and one sister and brother. His grandmother is long dead but his grandfather still lives: however, the older threehorn has a hard time accepting his grandson. He also has an aunt even if he isn’t too close to her.

Appearance: Body color is greyish yellow, has a light belly and a rather small horn for his kind. He has overall a rather light build but not overly so:  he’s just not the strongest threehorn there is. Unlike most of his kind, he hasn’t fought much and his body is unusually unscathed.

Personality: He is usually kind but reserved as he had has had little to do with the other kinds and his time with his own kind has seldom been pleasant. He is smart and wishes to believe that there is more to everything than meets the eye. Even then, he isn’t completely accepting and he has a strict line in the others’ behavior he doesn’t like to be crossed. He is open to the omnivores joining the group but he has a great deal of distrust to the fliers and swimmers for their ability to hide from the problems of other dinosaurs.

Backstory: His lack of natural aggressiveness and earlier tubbier form caused him to be unpopular among the other threehorns and his grandfather and the rest of the herd often disapproved his lack of trust in the threehorn view of seeing everything as concrete and unchanging. He was often lonely even if his siblings as well as a few other threehorns stood up for him. Even then, his fracture with the herd grew worse lately and it peaked during the herd’s trainings. Rinen was separated from his family after being banished by the other threehorns. He was deemed too weak to be a part of them after failing to pass a survival test in the herd.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on August 16, 2017, 12:07:52 AM
Man, we haven't even started yet and I already want to draw stuff from this :lol
I'll try to get my character bio up this week. Since there isn't really a whole lot of concrete info on Hagryphus, I'm going to have a bit of fun with their culture :smile
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on August 16, 2017, 01:52:21 AM
Quote from: DarkWolf91,Aug 15 2017 on  11:07 PM
Man, we haven't even started yet and I already want to draw stuff from this :lol
I'll try to get my character bio up this week. Since there isn't really a whole lot of concrete info on Hagryphus, I'm going to have a bit of fun with their culture :smile
I guess we must be doing something right, then!

As for the rest of my post, I have retired my Flyer character. I simply can't focus on developing him with Orsur on the table. I had way too much fun creating him, and I just can't let him go to waste. Looks like Orsur is going to be my character for this RP!  :smile
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: The Lone Dragon on August 23, 2017, 06:45:14 PM
Well this has started to slow down, perhaps everyone who hasn't put up a bio for their character should do so now otherwise we won't get this RP off the ground anytime soon.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on August 24, 2017, 01:12:17 AM
Yeah, at this point, we're really just waiting for all the character bios. Then it'll just be a matter of discussing how and where everybody starts and how they all are going to bump into each other.

That being said, I will try to write my character bio today, provided nothing is getting in the way of things :lol
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on August 24, 2017, 05:50:31 AM
Can you please update first post, Ducky? Who is new-joined and who made his character already. Thx! ^^

*still asks my characters who of them would like to step into roleplay's universe*
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on August 24, 2017, 05:08:38 PM
Is there a certain style that we will need for the bios? I'd like to know that before I do the profile. Course, since I'm a LBT antagonist, there won't be too much in terms of backstory or anything. :)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on August 24, 2017, 07:17:37 PM
Quote from: Hypnobrai,Aug 24 2017 on  05:08 PM
Is there a certain style that we will need for the bios? I'd like to know that before I do the profile. Course, since I'm a LBT antagonist, there won't be too much in terms of backstory or anything. :)
Shake things up- give 'em a back story :smile
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on August 24, 2017, 07:46:00 PM
I suppose I could, but I'm not really sure what I should write about yet. It might take some time, but I'm not quitting this or anything.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on August 25, 2017, 05:28:11 AM
I have a question: let's decide: does our story take place during, long before or long after, o not-so long before or not-so-long-after events of original LBT? :D thx
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on August 25, 2017, 11:13:57 AM
Quote from: Snik,Aug 25 2017 on  04:28 AM
I have a question: let's decide: does our story take place during, long before or long after, o not-so long before or not-so-long-after events of original LBT? :D thx
Personally I think we should set it after, though I also feel our connection to the series should be minimal. If the reader can't decide where in the timeline we're set, I think that's a good thing. Keeps us from being tied down by established canon
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on August 25, 2017, 11:44:15 AM
Does this really matter? The only thing in this roleplay that relates to the series is the possible cameo of sharptooth as we are far north from the Great Valley. :unsure:  Even then, I'd also say later if I were forced to choose.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on August 25, 2017, 12:51:28 PM
Quote from: Sovereign,Aug 25 2017 on  06:44 PM
Does this really matter?
for my character, it matters.  :rolleyes
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on August 25, 2017, 01:41:31 PM
Quote from: Snik,Aug 25 2017 on  11:51 AM
Quote from: Sovereign,Aug 25 2017 on  06:44 PM
Does this really matter?
for my character, it matters.  :rolleyes
I assume your character is related to the original Sharptooth? Or another Sharptooth in the franchise? That's the only explanation I can see for why the timeline would matter.

Keep in mind, however, that this takes place far from the Great Valley, so if your character is related to a canon character, you should have a good explanation for why he/she is so far away.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on August 25, 2017, 03:32:27 PM
Quote from: Fyn16,Aug 25 2017 on  08:41 PM
Quote from: Snik,Aug 25 2017 on  11:51 AM
Quote from: Sovereign,Aug 25 2017 on  06:44 PM
Does this really matter?
for my character, it matters.  :rolleyes
I assume your character is related to the original Sharptooth? Or another Sharptooth in the franchise? That's the only explanation I can see for why the timeline would matter.

Keep in mind, however, that this takes place far from the Great Valley, so if your character is related to a canon character, you should have a good explanation for why he/she is so far away.
well, character can be related not only to another character, but to PLACE, or it could be part of some EVENT.  :rolleyes
Especially if character is far walker, for example. Like Pterano who can visit half of the world, for example.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on August 25, 2017, 06:09:24 PM
Want to know what I just thought of? The Squad of Cinco! The five little dinosaurs that Mr. Thicknose was teaching in a flashback from the song "The Lesson". They seemed like an alternate or discount version of the gang. We could have done an origin story of those five from a long time ago.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on August 26, 2017, 11:52:06 PM
Name: Wyoh (pronounced why-oh)

Species: Hagryphus giganteus (Tallcrest Fastrunner)

Sex: Female

Appearance:  Her feathers are currently mottled brown and white in the typical juvenile coloration, but her unfeathered head and legs are deep purple, and her dull yellow crest is starting to redden, both signs that she is nearing her final juvenile molt. Her eyes are a dull gold color.

Age: 7

Species Info: The Tallcrest Fastrunners are a large species of oviraptor. The males and females tend to be very similar in appearance, though the females are a bit bigger and more brightly colored, with slightly taller crests. They are solitary and don't tend to think much at all of other kinds of dinosaurs, though they particularly look down on smaller oviraptors as being inferior. They live in thick woodlands where they subsist almost entirely on fruit, which they swallow whole. The expansion of the badlands has slowly pushed them farther north, where food has become progressivley more scarce. Tallcrests are generally a peacable and reclusive species who keep to their respective territories with few conflicts. However, the increasing lack of suitable territory has pushed them into desperation, and more Tallcrests are resorting to violence in order to ensure that they and their families are kept fed.
(They're basically cassowaries :lol )

Personal History:
She and her sister and brother were born two years before her family was forced to migrate north, a trip that her brother did not survive, and during which they lost her mother during a rockslide in a bad storm, presumed dead. Their lives in the new territory were tense and frought with violence, and her father was eventually killed in a squabble over territorial borders. She and her sister were separated when they were chased off of their old territory, and she has not been able to re-locate her. Years away from being large enough to defend her own territory, she currently wanders, scrounging for food where she can and often running afoul of other Tallcrests who can't afford another mouth to feed.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on August 27, 2017, 12:18:24 PM
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I suppose I could, but I'm not really sure what I should write about yet. It might take some time, but I'm not quitting this or anything.
The backstory makes the difference between a random sharptooth with nothing remarkable about him and a good, scary Sharptooth! With a backstory, the character will be more relatable to anybody who is reading the product of our work :p

I think Snik's question has been answered by now too?

Anyway, I shall be sharing my bio as well :p


Name: Lizzie

Species: Brachiosaurus

Sex: Female

Appearance: Lizzie's main skin colour is a somewhat dark yellow with a slight amount of brown mixed in. Her back is a brown-ish yellow and her lower belly basically a lighter shade of her main colour. Her eye colour is a gleaming dark blue. Her overall appearance is somewhat weakly and thin.

Age: 8

Backstory & Personality: Lizzie used to live with her father and her four siblings. They never were a happy family per se but things were tolerable until the great drought struck them hard. Her father was an eccentric individual with some rather radical views and a strong hang to violence as well as speciest. Lizzie never got to know her mother because she left her dad prior to her hatching.

Before the drought, Lizzie used to be a very happy, bright and cheerful girl, playing with carefree innocence whenever they were not moving around. However, things started to change dramatically when she lost her first brother whom she held very dear. In addition to her father turning more and more aggressive with the conditions around them worsening, Lizzie soon lost two more of her siblings to hunger, thirst and predation, her father leaving them behind when their legs wouldn't carry them anymore because he needed strong children.

One day, Lizzie had reached her limit. After several weeks in the brutal desert, she collapsed onto the ground, being left behind to die. Luckily for her, a small herd of Longnecks passed by not soon after, saving her life but she wasn't allowed to stay for any longer than necessary. But before she left, they gave her the advice to flee from the Bright Circle to colder regions. Lizzie followed the instructions but doing so stoically. She had lost everything including her innocence, now having to live on her own, all alone, which shaped her personality. She didn't care a thing about anything anymore, turning lethargic, hardly being able to sleep, hardly feeling any appetite even if she did find food, just walking on towards the north stoically.

(Uhh, I hope this is good :p)

Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on August 27, 2017, 12:28:37 PM
I'm impressed! Seems like all of us have a very unique backstory and personalities! I can't wait to see what such wildly varied characters do once they have the chance to interact!  :DD
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on August 27, 2017, 12:32:12 PM
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I think Snik's question has been answered by now too?
errr... nope nope nope?

not my question about timeline, nor I see updated first page?  :sducky
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on August 27, 2017, 12:57:39 PM
first page is now up to date, Snik :)

As for your question, I'm curious to see what everyone else is thinking. I was assuming it would happen (roughly) the same time as the original movie but with little to no overlap with the original story. If it was earlier, than we could even have a Sharptooth cameo, otherwise he'd probably be dead at the time.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on August 27, 2017, 01:23:02 PM
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Man, we haven't even started yet and I already want to draw stuff from this :lol
Can't wait to see what my character looks like! :) (that is, if you're planning on drawing characters from this)

It's time for my character.

Name: Slash

Species: Carcharodontosaurus saharicus OR Sharktooth Sharptooth

Sex: Male

Age: 31

Appearance: Main color is dark gray (A little darker than the Horned Sharptooth's dull brown color) with a bit brighter gray underbelly. Circular pupils (like the Horned Sharptooth's) with red sclerae, akin to T. rex from the first six LBT films. Though related to Plated Sharpteeth (Giganotosaurus) he has no plates on his back, and no slitted pupils. He has pronated, three-fingered hands like plated sharpteeth though. He is slightly larger and stronger than Bigbiter Sharpteeth (T. rex).

Physical look is somewhat like a real Carcharodontosaurus saharicus, minus the coloring, like this restoration:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/comm...px-Carchar1.jpg (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c4/Carchar1.jpg/330px-Carchar1.jpg)
Note that the colors in the image are not the colors of Slash.

Personality and Strengths: Very gruesome, ruthless. Kills for fun after what happened to his mate. He is also a cannibal and an oppurtunistic predator. He has the ability to jump (what a surprise :p), and has very sharp claws and teeth, with the teeth curving backwards, so it can injure prey and watch it die from blood loss. Very fast as well, though not to the extent of the speed of horned sharpteeth (Carnotaurus).

Backstory: Raised by parents who over-killed leaf eaters. Slash was taught how to be a perfect predator in his younger years, silent and deadly, but when a fight happens, he was told to be loud and intimidating. His mother was killed by an Apatosaurus, and it nearly crushed him to death in his teen years, before escaping with his father, who was just about ready to treat him as food and not as a son. A few days later, his father turned on him and Slash had no choice but to kill his father.

Years later he found a mate named Charo, who he lived with for a while, and soon they planned to have a child, but soon, an Ouranosaurus herd decided that they could take out the predators so they could be safe, and Charo was trampled to death in the process. Slash, devastated, decided to get revenge on any leaf eater that decided to attack him, and swore that he would never let them hurt his kind again.

Are there any issues here? Am I missing anything? :unsure:
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on August 27, 2017, 01:34:51 PM
sounds promising!  ^^spike

updating the start post once more :p
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on August 28, 2017, 07:06:55 AM
Well, here's my try to enter character:

Name:
S H A D E[/b]

Gender:
Male

Species:
Predatory Pterosaur (possibly, Pterodactylus)

Age:
around 20 years

Appearance:
Predatory flyer, known by leafeaters as "sharpbeak". Has extremely dark gray-black skin of the whole body except beak, claws and belly part that are a bit lighter. Yellow eyes. His beak is a bit bended from the day of birth. Extremely good in flight and hiding (especially in dark places). Has perfect sight. He's not so strong in physical strength, but very tough and nimble.

Personality:
He is smart and resolute person. Good predator, preferably hunts on small and defenseless living good prey. He acts quite different from others of his kind or of almost any other predatory dinosaur. In any time other than hunting-eating and sleeping, he spend his time to explore all type of lands and observing lives of any kind of dinosaurs and living creatures. With his extremely good eyes, he observes life of the land before time from above the sky or from shadows of the land.

Backstory:
Almost nothing is known about him before last years. He had "simple" life of dinosaur, without some major events or catastrophes beyond regular. He was born in some far land. He had full family, with mom, dad, and some siblings. After he stepped into the proper age, he left his family. He decided to fly far away, to see what is placed outside his birth land. After he explored newfound land, he moved to another, and to another... And till this time, he continued and still continues to move from one land to another, if conditions let him do it. In last couple years, he started to observe life of other living dinosaurs of all kinds, and he does it not only to improve his hunting skills...
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: jorrdy12 on August 28, 2017, 09:09:54 AM
Sounds really cool! Would it be possible for me to join too? From what i read so far it will be really interesting to see how this will go :)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on August 28, 2017, 09:53:04 AM
I think we need more sharpteeth for the story, or more adult characters maybe? So wish to see more people here! ^^

Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on August 28, 2017, 10:01:20 AM
Quote from: jorrdy12,Aug 28 2017 on  08:09 AM
Sounds really cool! Would it be possible for me to join too? From what i read so far it will be really interesting to see how this will go :)
I believe we are still in the sign-up phase, so if you're interested, welcome! I don't believe we've posted the rough storyline on the main page yet, but you can get a pretty good idea of what we're doing by flipping through the posts. Glad to see you're interested!
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on August 28, 2017, 11:54:59 AM
As I've already told you on Discord, you're welcome to join, jorrdy :)

If you think you can write a post regularly (you should be able to post within a couple days or a week at least so the RP doesn't lag...) feel free to come up with an interesting character... preferably leafeater since we've already got two bad guys :p

EDIT: and maybe we might decide to have an encounter or two with a random sharptooth inbetween, you could play them... just not sure if we really need another full-time Sharptooth on their heels but I'll let you players decide, not trying to be imposing here, haha :lol
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: jorrdy12 on August 28, 2017, 12:29:54 PM
I think i would be able to post regularly, a question tho, is there a specific need for Leaf-eater? Like a Flyer, Threehorn, Longneck, Swimmer, Spiketail..etc?
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on August 28, 2017, 02:16:46 PM
Quote from: jorrdy12,Aug 28 2017 on  12:29 PM
I think i would be able to post regularly, a question tho, is there a specific need for Leaf-eater? Like a Flyer, Threehorn, Longneck, Swimmer, Spiketail..etc?
I believe we don't have a leaf eater flyer yet.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on August 28, 2017, 02:53:26 PM
Quote from: Ducky123,Aug 28 2017 on  06:54 PM
we've already got two bad guys :p
ahem
reading some of "good" guys backstories and motives... Who are more "evil" there? XD
I mean, someone's thoughts can be more "evil" than sharpteeth's, who are natural hunters. :D
...
ok, I think our sharpteeth's characters are evil, since both has not just "natural hunting" desires in their minds. :[.

And guys, let's decide in what time period story takes place about original LBT movie.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on August 28, 2017, 02:57:17 PM
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ahem
reading some of "good" guys backstories and motives... Who are more "evil" there? XD

Yep, we've got some pretty interesting characters here. The sharpteeth will have a lot to learn from us in terms of cruelty :lol

Also, I'm happy to see a new player! Are we now waiting for jorrdy to create a character or should we start to discuss the initial setting in more detail? :) Also, Snik, as Ducky said, it's quite reasonable for this to happen before the original film if the Sharptooth is still alive.  :p
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on August 28, 2017, 03:08:18 PM
Quote from: Sovereign,Aug 28 2017 on  09:57 PM
Also, Snik, as Ducky said, it's quite reasonable for this to happen before the original film if the Sharptooth is still alive.  :p
So, Sharptooth cameo is finally confirmed by Ducky? ^^ nOice!
And approximately how many years after/before events of LBT1?
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on August 28, 2017, 03:14:32 PM
There's nothing more I know about Ducky's thoughts than you do but there was this quote.

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As for your question, I'm curious to see what everyone else is thinking. I was assuming it would happen (roughly) the same time as the original movie but with little to no overlap with the original story. If it was earlier, than we could even have a Sharptooth cameo, otherwise he'd probably be dead at the time.

He doesn't really confirm Sharptooth's inclusion but he simply seemed to suggest that it's possible if we choose to put the story before the original film. As for the exact time of the roleplay, I don't know. Perhaps 5 or 10 years before the movie?
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: jorrdy12 on August 28, 2017, 03:19:35 PM
Quote from: DarkWolf91,Aug 28 2017 on  01:16 PM
Quote from: jorrdy12,Aug 28 2017 on  12:29 PM
I think i would be able to post regularly, a question tho, is there a specific need for Leaf-eater? Like a Flyer, Threehorn, Longneck, Swimmer, Spiketail..etc?
I believe we don't have a leaf eater flyer yet.
Thanks! I might be able to fix that, meet Samara an 8 year old Pteranodon!

Name: Samara

Species: Pteranodon (Flyer)

Gender: Female

Age: 8 years old

Personality: Shy, quiet, afraid, loves to eat food (don't ask for her weight tho!)

Appearance:Blue body, with a darker blue underbelly, also rather small for her age making her look 5 years old.

Family: Everyone except her parents died during a sharpteeth attack and lost her remaining family members during an earthquake. Or did she?

Backstory, Samara was always a very outgoing. happy and brave flyer, this changed however when her family was attacked by sharpteeth, she turned shy, quiet and afraid during this traumatic experience. Sometimes when she's particularly angry, or happy you can find traces of her old personality. Yet still a couple years after the traumatic experience of having her family killed, she remains her traumatic fear of being even near the ground, thus choosing to stay mostly up in very high trees.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on August 31, 2017, 01:30:23 PM
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He doesn't really confirm Sharptooth's inclusion but he simply seemed to suggest that it's possible if we choose to put the story before the original film. As for the exact time of the roleplay, I don't know. Perhaps 5 or 10 years before the movie?
Exactly... I'm open to anything. However, I'm not sure if the drought was already in place like... 5-10 years ago. I mean, I'm currently writing a story about the first film and there I've pictured the drought to have gradually worsened within a couple years, being the worst during the time the original movie takes place...

jorrdy, nice character, I will add her to the list in the first post, yep yep yep :)

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Well guys, now we've slowly but certainly got to think of some details. Maybe even try to make a sort of map so we know where everybody resides at the time the roleplay starts... and, how do we want to start it? What kind of scene could it be? If it was a fanfiction, I would probably consider starting right into the action to introduce the reader and then go back in time a bit :yes

(so that means the first scene would be the moment all characters have united an then we all gradually write our indovidual stories until they meet :) )

It's just a thought though, really :p
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on August 31, 2017, 02:40:32 PM
Well, the hardest part of any roleplay is definitely the start. The way I see it, we could do this one of two ways:

1. Start the story from the meeting point, and then work out characters' backgrounds through flashbacks, character development, and character interactions. As an example, let's say a group of three characters had already been traveling together for a while, and then run into the rest of the characters. In this case, the RP begins at that meeting point, and then we find out as they group up and travel together how the original group came together, what the others were doing before they met, etc. Essentially we choose a point somewhere in the middle of these characters' timelines and start there.

2. We introduce our characters individually through a brief writing piece for each one explaining where they are now at the start of the story. We then choose some focal characters and add the rest of the characters in as they appear in the story. The upside to this is that it's easier to start, but the downfalls are just as numerous. Some players won't be able to post right off the bat, and the focal characters will have to make quite a few posts in the early stages of the RP. That being said, if the non-focal characters can come up with  a storyline to take place while the others are making their journey (one which then converges with the main party when those characters meet) then I feel they could probably tailor their posts around said storyline until, once more, they become a part of the focal group.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on August 31, 2017, 02:49:50 PM
I'd say we go with the first option as it is the best way to draw everyone (expect Hypnobrai and Snik) into the story quickly, giving us the chance to really get a hold of our characters. However, that kind of opening deserves a good explanation already why those few groups of twos or threes are already together. This idea seems pretty Mender's Tale-like and I feel it holds a lot of promise here as well. The first scene should hold something that touches as many players as possible while also pushing events to a good start.

Is the drought a thing here as well? We are a long way away from the location of the Gang's adventure. :unsure:
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on August 31, 2017, 03:00:21 PM
well, if you ask me, I see intro as set of segments-flashbacks of main character, their important moments in their life, as good as well as saddest. (reading profiles - saddest. :[)

hmm, I don't think story should start from our sharpteeth characters chasing protagonists.
(note to myself: lol, and it is YOU who says this?????)

About map of locations... Well, we definitely should have land near the coast of Big Water, some canyon with river... Wait, the main question is: what is our FINAL location?..
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on August 31, 2017, 05:06:40 PM
Ah, there's the experience of a writer apparent in Fyn once again  ^^spike Really helpful to come up with these two scenarios, I thinkk we can go from there, wouldn't know what other options there might be (aside from minor details)

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Is the drought a thing here as well? We are a long way away from the location of the Gang's adventure. unsure.gif
I always thought of it as a pretty global event. Either way, it would be too easy if there are treestars around the corner everywhere. Maybe there could be some food near the coast or around rivers but very dry further inland I'd imagine... but that's just me :p

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About map of locations... Well, we definitely should have land near the coast of Big Water, some canyon with river... Wait, the main question is: what is our FINAL location?..
I seem to recall one of us once mentioning something in an earlier message but I forgot what it was, honestly. I think we had already agreed on heading north towards colder lands but not on a specific location or if there even should be one at all. (In all honesty, we didn't precisely say this has to have a good ending yet, hahaha  :smile ) So uhh... thoughts, ideas? Unlike the Great Valley, our myth to follow could turn out to be false  :unsure:

EDIT: Oh, and I think I would approve of version 1, although I'm not quite sure how to implement the scenes from the past, especially those concerning how they all meet.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on August 31, 2017, 05:23:33 PM
Well, one thing I think most (if not all) of our characters have in common is a lack of parents. So, perhaps that makes their end goal different. After all, Littlefoot and the Gang went to the Valley in the first place to meet up with their families again. With no families to turn to, our motivations would be different. I would imagine that, as more and more herds press inland, feeding grounds would become scarcer, and largely controlled by "strong" herds. Bearing this in mind, the concentration of Sharpteeth in these areas would be downright terrifying, reason enough for a group of young dinosaurs to make like a tree and leave.

So if we roll with this, now we have a reason for leaving, but we also have fugitives without a cause. How do we solve this? One of two ways. We could drop hints about a promised land, a la Great Valley, or we could focus this story around the journey, rather than the destination. Think of it this way- what's the most important thing these dinosaurs need now more than ever? Family. At the end of the day, I think they'd rather have someone to regard as family than a veritable paradise. With that in mind, I propose that our "journey" here is a mental one rather than a physical one with a set destination in mind. Basically, this means they can settle in whatever feeding ground seems best (this makes the northern journey idea work, as no adult coastal dinosaur in its right mind would actually want to go where it's cold). It doesn't have to be a paradise, it doesn't have to be a legend, it only has to provide refuge for a gaggle of kids who eventually come to organize their own "family" among themselves. Personally I envisioned a setting similar to Yellowstone, but that's certainly not a requirement. We're all flexible.

Bearing that in mind, I'll summarize the advantages taking a journey narrative over a destination narrative would provide:
-It's better suited for an RP. Story is told in small chunks rather than a large, overarching plotline, so it's more similar in style to a TV series than a movie, as an example.
-Our destination can be anywhere, as long as the characters find it comfortable to settle down. There's even room to adopt a "destination" narrative later on if the characters pick up hints of something legendary (like the Great Valley) down the road.
-There's incredible room for character development and subplots. There's nothing crazy going on here, no large, herd-threatening catastrophes, just kids trying to survive the odds. We have a chance to tell a very personal tale here, and I think it gives us the chance to provide significantly more depth than most RPs provide.

Anyway, just my two cents!
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on August 31, 2017, 07:47:03 PM
I've also been throwing a mental storyboard of sorts for a "trailer" for the RP, based on this (https://youtu.be/VmGUiazLk8w) song. It just seems to fit the mood of this potential story so we'll, conveying moments of friendship, loss, and wonder.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on September 01, 2017, 01:46:42 PM
I'm not really sure what to say... there's not a single fault in your line of thinking as far as I can tell and it is a line of thinking I would not have thought of at all  :angel
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on September 01, 2017, 03:02:48 PM
What you're saying makes sense, Fyn, but there could also be some advantages in having some kind of  clear destination. Without a permanent motivator for the characters, things could become directionless and disorderly if we're not careful. However, as you said, many of our characters don't have a family to return to so that brings a problem to this approach.  We don't have to have a destination right away but sooner or later, the characters will have to learn to work together (more or less) which necessitates a clear goal, no matter how elusive it is. However, the initial conflicts inside our gang should spark enough interest at first so we shouldn't hurry with trying to build an early dominating storyline. The characters deserve to be fleshed out before anything else happens.

Because of the fact that some of our characters distrust each others' kinds, the motive should be universal and not bounded by the dinosaurs' traditions. Perhaps stories concerning some stellar phenomena or search for some kind of knowledge could work? :unsure: Anyway, all of this can certainly take a backseat in the roleplay but I'd say it could serve as a backburner for long-term developments as the undead long did in Game of Thrones.

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I always thought of it as a pretty global event. Either way, it would be too easy if there are treestars around the corner everywhere.

There certainly won't be if we go all the way to tundra regions. Of course, we could stay nearer the original setting in which case we could use the drought as an explanation for the hardships.  :p I'm open to both possibilities.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on September 01, 2017, 04:11:21 PM
Quote from: Sovereign,Sep 1 2017 on  02:02 PM
What you're saying makes sense, Fyn, but there could also be some advantages in having some kind of  clear destination. Without a permanent motivator for the characters, things could become directionless and disorderly if we're not careful. However, as you said, many of our characters don't have a family to return to so that brings a problem to this approach.  We don't have to have a destination right away but sooner or later, the characters will have to learn to work together (more or less) which necessitates a clear goal, no matter how elusive it is. However, the initial conflicts inside our gang should spark enough interest at first so we shouldn't hurry with trying to build an early dominating storyline. The characters deserve to be fleshed out before anything else happens.

Because of the fact that some of our characters distrust each others' kinds, the motive should be universal and not bounded by the dinosaurs' traditions. Perhaps stories concerning some stellar phenomena or search for some kind of knowledge could work? :unsure: Anyway, all of this can certainly take a backseat in the roleplay but I'd say it could serve as a backburner for long-term developments as the undead long did in Game of Thrones.
Excellent points, and I do agree- we will eventually need to establish a destination. Though what a sort of destination in the North might look like is up for interpretation. Perhaps a thermally-heated tundra? In keeping with the Yellowstone vision, it would provide a comfortable place for our herbivores through the harsh winters.

That being said, I also agree that it makes more sense to pursue this goal in the latter half of the story. As you said, our starting group cohesion will be laughably bad at best, and the real first journey will be overcoming those personal barriers, likely through the characters being forced to work together in the face of threats like Sharpteeth and whatnot.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: rhombus on September 01, 2017, 08:41:53 PM
It sounds like the consensus has been that the roleplay begins with the group being intact and then we elaborate on the backstories of the characters through flashbacks, but I think that perhaps another approach might be more appropriate.  I think we could have a bit of time as the group "forms" in the beginning of the roleplay in order to introduce their perspectives and their thoughts about the prospect of banding together "temporarily". With the temporary nature becoming a bit more permanent as the roleplay goes along, obviously.   I think this would strike the balance between not having several pages of backstory as we introduce our characters' backstories, and also avoiding the pitfall of having a roleplay begin with something like "It was the third month of the herd's journey..."

As for my character, I had an idea that might make for some interesting drama as the early phase of the roleplay happens.  I think that for the Oviraptor (my character) it would make sense for him to merely follow the group from a distance as he is distrustful of other species, but is also opportunistic for potential events that may benefit his survival.  After all if someone dies on the way, for example, for him it would be a free meal.  But I think that the other members of the makeshift herd could detect him following them at some point along the way, which would make for an interesting character conflict.  How do you trust something that you can't catch, could potentially be a threat, and that also doesn't particularly trust you either?  It could make for some interesting character development.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on September 01, 2017, 08:43:35 PM
Quote from: Fyn16,Aug 31 2017 on  07:47 PM
I've also been throwing a mental storyboard of sorts for a "trailer" for the RP, based on this (https://youtu.be/VmGUiazLk8w) song. It just seems to fit the mood of this potential story so we'll, conveying moments of friendship, loss, and wonder.

I know, right?! I caught this song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtlgYxa6BMU) for the first time at work a few days ago, and couldn't stop the mental storyboards either :lol
This idea is just so exciting!

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As for my character, I had an idea that might make for some interesting drama as the early phase of the roleplay happens. I think that for the Oviraptor (my character) it would make sense for him to merely follow the group from a distance as he is distrustful of other species, but is also opportunistic for potential events that may benefit his survival. After all if someone dies on the way, for example, for him it would be a free meal. But I think that the other members of the makeshift herd could "catch him" following them at some point along the way, which would make for an interesting character conflict. How do you trust something that you can't catch, could potentially be a threat, and that also doesn't particularly trust you either? It could make for some interesting character development.

Ooooh, sounds neat! Trying to figure out where my character would fit in, though as a much more primarily herbivorous oviraptor most of the group's distrust would probably come from her species' solitary, aloof nature. Not sure if she should be in the main group already or part of a different micro-group that joins up later, but either way wouldn't affect your plans too much, as she also dislikes and is distrustful of other oviraptor species :smile
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Post by: rhombus on September 01, 2017, 08:51:54 PM
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Ooooh, sounds neat! Trying to figure out where my character would fit in, though as a much more primarily herbivorous oviraptor most of the group's distrust would probably come from her species' solitary, aloof nature. Not sure if she should be in the main group already or part of a different micro-group that joins up later, but either way wouldn't affect your plans too much, as she also dislikes and is distrustful of other oviraptor species

Sounds great!  In this way we also have some distrust between the oviraptorians as my character will see yours as the only potential threat in the group, more than likely.  Very interesting...  I see some intrigue ahead.  :yes
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on September 01, 2017, 09:15:45 PM
So how will me and Snik work? Can we just show up at a random time? Have a scene with us while you guys handle another scene maybe?
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on September 01, 2017, 09:26:10 PM
If I had to guess, you could show up for scenes where you attack, track, and scheme, so to speak. As an ever-present threat, this should ensure you have plenty of posting time.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: The Lone Dragon on September 01, 2017, 09:38:54 PM
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It sounds like the consensus has been that the roleplay begins with the group being intact and then we elaborate on the backstories of the characters through flashbacks, but I think that perhaps another approach might be more appropriate. I think we could have a bit of time as the group "forms" in the beginning of the roleplay in order to introduce their perspectives and their thoughts about the prospect of banding together "temporarily". With the temporary nature becoming a bit more permanent as the roleplay goes along, obviously. I think this would strike the balance between not having several pages of backstory as we introduce our characters' backstories, and also avoiding the pitfall of having a roleplay begin with something like "It was the third month of the herd's journey..."

I agree with this idea, that we should show how the group came together to begin, it sets the scene for the rest of the RP. As to how Snik and Hypnobrai I think there should also be a scene where they meet cause it has been suggested that they are a working pair. It gives us a chance to see what their two Sharpteeth personalities and relationship are like and how that might affect the RP. I've also been thinking about the motive for them pursuing the gang, it could be related to a chance injury that one of the members caused one of the Sharpteeth and that coupled with their already ferocious personality could be the basis for the plot of the Sharpteeth. Though I don't know what will happen in the end for them, that's something we'll decide on later I believe.  


Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on September 03, 2017, 07:46:26 AM
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What you're saying makes sense, Fyn, but there could also be some advantages in having some kind of clear destination. Without a permanent motivator for the characters, things could become directionless and disorderly if we're not careful. However, as you said, many of our characters don't have a family to return to so that brings a problem to this approach. We don't have to have a destination right away but sooner or later, the characters will have to learn to work together (more or less) which necessitates a clear goal, no matter how elusive it is. However, the initial conflicts inside our gang should spark enough interest at first so we shouldn't hurry with trying to build an early dominating storyline. The characters deserve to be fleshed out before anything else happens.

Because of the fact that some of our characters distrust each others' kinds, the motive should be universal and not bounded by the dinosaurs' traditions. Perhaps stories concerning some stellar phenomena or search for some kind of knowledge could work? unsure.gif Anyway, all of this can certainly take a backseat in the roleplay but I'd say it could serve as a backburner for long-term developments as the undead long did in Game of Thrones.
It could be a legend that one of them may have picked up from a dinosaur they've met. I know my character has met such a dinosaur in the past so she could be the one introducing them to it. A Yellowstone-like location, fueled by hot springs, could work out actually, now that I think about it. It'd allow them to survive the harsh winters up north (though I think they should not reach it without having to battle the wintery conditions for a while :smile)

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It sounds like the consensus has been that the roleplay begins with the group being intact and then we elaborate on the backstories of the characters through flashbacks, but I think that perhaps another approach might be more appropriate. I think we could have a bit of time as the group "forms" in the beginning of the roleplay in order to introduce their perspectives and their thoughts about the prospect of banding together "temporarily". With the temporary nature becoming a bit more permanent as the roleplay goes along, obviously. I think this would strike the balance between not having several pages of backstory as we introduce our characters' backstories, and also avoiding the pitfall of having a roleplay begin with something like "It was the third month of the herd's journey..."
If we go with that, then I suggest doing it like this:

At the beginning, they are all on their own, reflecting on how they ended up on their own, I guess (those would be some rather lenghty posts to start with but, that way, we'll have all backstories right there within a couple posts of us all). Now (after determining where everyone is located), some of us may form the first groups of two. Maybe those at the sea who were battered by the tsunami, may bump into each other rather early on and so do those who come from further inland (like my character for example). From there on, we'll have to see where the individual groups are on the map and try to steer them into bumping into the other groups... uhh, I really need to think of a map. Already have some ideas (though I would need to know what kind of location everyone thinks of starting). Oh, and the stalking Ovie won't form a group of course :p
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on September 03, 2017, 09:34:52 AM
Quote from: Ducky123,Sep 3 2017 on  08:46 AM
If we go with that, then I suggest doing it like this:

At the beginning, they are all on their own, reflecting on how they ended up on their own, I guess (those would be some rather lenghty posts to start with but, that way, we'll have all backstories right there within a couple posts of us all).
What about me? I'd say no, because I'm obviously not part of the group, but an antagonist introduction like that would be cool to happen at some point down the line. Or it could be left out altogether for a future fanfiction :)
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Post by: rhombus on September 03, 2017, 11:05:00 AM
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Oh, and the stalking Ovie won't form a group of course  :p

Buko: "We prefer to be called 'fastrunners', thank you very much!  Darn, bigoted swimmers..."

 :p

But in all seriousness, I am open to starting anywhere as Buko has probably been traveling for quite a while from his former home.  So feel free to place me wherever the plot may demand.  :yes
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Post by: Ducky123 on September 03, 2017, 12:50:34 PM
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What about me? I'd say no, because I'm obviously not part of the group, but an antagonist introduction like that would be cool to happen at some point down the line. Or it could be left out altogether for a future fanfiction smile.gif
Don't worry, I think you and Snik could also have a little time for backstories and travelling around until meeting each other.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on September 03, 2017, 01:36:30 PM
My character's reason for separation from his family really has nothing to do with the tsunami so I could start a bit further inland. And Hypnobrai, some kind of context for the predators would be cool but obviously we should keep the focus on our gang so we should find some kind of balance there.  :)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on September 03, 2017, 02:21:04 PM
well, in original LBT, Sharptooth didn't get any prehistory moments. He was only pure antagonistic force.
But Hypnobrai's character has some prehistory, and he acts (at least I think so after reading profiles) in the same way as "gang" characters. So hmm, I think she should get something. Maybe. I don't know...
Mone character don't. Because he's merely force/tool who "activates" only when main story/adventure starts. :)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on September 09, 2017, 07:34:28 AM
what about the rest of you? :)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on September 09, 2017, 02:45:21 PM
Well, I think my character would be pretty far inland, given that he already lived far from the coast and was pushed out of his home. I could see him meeting our "gang" over a dispute, though we'd need a good reason (maybe a threat or something) for him to not run away from the group right off the bat.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: The Lone Dragon on September 11, 2017, 01:56:54 AM
My character was at ground zero when the tsunami struck and I don't picture that on the cost but rather near a large inland sea that had a huge rockslide come down into the water that created the mega tsunami and he would end up on The Barren plains where the cracks of the earthquake had happened. I would say that he has found some place of refuge like a cave where he can stay while he recovers from his trip and injuries and that might be where he is met.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on September 11, 2017, 04:18:05 PM
Let me try to gather all information...

Me: approaching coast from deeper inland

rhombus: hands over his full admin power including banhammer to me (kidding :lol)

Sovereign: probably further inland

Fyn16: Further inland

The Lone Dragon: somewhat close to sea but located near a lake (gonna include this in the map for sure... might make some sketches at school if I'm ever bored)

DarkWolf: ??? (wandering around so further inland as well? dang, do we even need the tsunami? :p)

Jorrdy12: ??? (maybe close to water, being hit by the tsunami (or, well, almost hit I guess) further intensifies her fear of being on the ground + maybe makes her watershy as well :p Otherwise she'd be the perfect character to team up with mine because they're both mental wrecks xD)

As for Snik and Hypno, I'd assume they won't be too far off either.

Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on September 11, 2017, 04:48:19 PM
well, I/Shade wasn't in "area of catastrophe affect", or was at the veeeeeery border of it. He flied from opposite direction to the coast lands.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on September 11, 2017, 07:01:07 PM
Slash narrowly escaped being swallowed by it.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on September 17, 2017, 04:06:35 PM
So am I to assume that we're starting after the group meets up? I feel that once we get over the hurdle of our first post, the rest should be easy.

If you would like, I'm thinking about posting a very short reflective piece from the perspective of my character either later today or sometime soon. Could be a good example to follow.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on September 17, 2017, 04:59:09 PM
Sounds good, Fyn. It is probably a good idea to get a better hang on our characters early on.

At this point, shouldn't our main focus be in establishing the setting for our first scenes?
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on September 17, 2017, 05:04:56 PM
Quote from: Sovereign,Sep 17 2017 on  03:59 PM

At this point, shouldn't our main focus be in establishing the setting for our first scenes?
Most certainly, and I think that's where the hang-up is. What we have to go on at the moment is that our starting point is somewhere inland past the Sailbeak nesting grounds after the tsunami. If I had to guess, we're looking at either an arid plain, a forest, or perhaps a "Badlands" of sorts.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on September 18, 2017, 05:15:21 PM
This is just a thought but could the first scene be the aftermath of a meeting similar to the cut oasis sequence (this time the other group doesn't get chased eventually away, however) of the first film? This could be a good way to justify the eventual joining of the smaller groups of characters together while keeping the tension high among the still-feuding group members (perhaps a fight between Fyn and Jorrdy or me could be a thing).
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on September 19, 2017, 03:36:01 PM
You mean like... they find a place that has food and water but it is guarded by leafeaters who won't let the ovies in?
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on September 19, 2017, 04:00:59 PM
Actually, I meant that another half of the leaf eaters (weren't we supposed to be initially in two small groups before joining together? :unsure:) finding some water but when the other group finds them, they initially try to keep them out, eventually failing. There are several characters with such broken pasts that I'd see this as a realistic scenario. About the ovies, weren't they supposed to stalk the main group for a short time before they join up? I imagined them still staying out of this for a short while still but if that doesn't work, your idea could be also used.  :)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on September 19, 2017, 04:42:38 PM
Ooooh... I see  ^^spike

Well, I would approve of the idea. What about the others? (I know, I always ask this :p)

I haven't got around to think about the groups a lot yet, school keeps me tired and busy  :sducky However, one thing I remember is that jorrdy's character is very similar to mine so I'd suggest them stumbling upon each other. They could later take in another dinosaur (maybe the swimmer? Would be funny because.. same constellation as in LBT 1... Longneck, Flyer & Swimmer :p) The others would find together simultaneously until the encounter Sovereign proposed happens (and that'd be the first scene of the RP? Would all of us have a starting post or just one of us? I already have an idea how to write that if the Swimmer and the Flyer are in my squad :smile) )
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on September 19, 2017, 05:03:07 PM
I agree with Sovereign's proposal. As tempting as it is to start an origin point for this entire chain of events (i.e. the first two of our group meeting a la Littlefoot and Ducky), in the interest of encouraging participation from everyone, starting from a point at which we're all together makes the most sense. Using the example provided, if my character is staunchly defending a watering hole or feeding ground, the resulting confrontation establishes the personalities and characteristics of all of our characters, and provides a point from which the entire group can start their journey.

With that being said, I wouldn't have anything against people establishing their characters' backstories outside of the RP, particularly when it comes to writing about situations that may not come up in the RP itself. As an example, I will be doing a short piece on Orsur's past (which I know I said I would do earlier, but... combine school with crunch week for my play rehearsal and I just don't have any time). Extra steps like this aren't necessary, but they can be useful for getting into character.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on September 26, 2017, 06:24:48 PM
I suppose you all agree to me just deciding where everybody starts? If so, I will take care of that this week so we can officially start on Oct 1st (my proposal) :)
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Post by: Hypno on September 26, 2017, 07:35:43 PM
Yes!!! October is Halloween and my Star Day month!!!
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: rhombus on September 26, 2017, 09:35:26 PM
Quote from: Ducky123,Sep 26 2017 on  05:24 PM
I suppose you all agree to me just deciding where everybody starts? If so, I will take care of that this week so we can officially start on Oct 1st (my proposal) :)
Sounds good to me.  Just park my character's little Oviraptor behind wherever you think my character would best be placed.  :p
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Post by: DarkWolf91 on September 26, 2017, 09:56:33 PM
Sounds good to me, too! I'm also open to starting at any point :smile
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: The Lone Dragon on September 27, 2017, 01:31:43 AM
Finally, I'm so excited to finally get this show on the road. Now we just gotta keep it alive.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on September 27, 2017, 10:11:00 AM
October 1st? Oh hell yeah! Put me wherever you want. I will adapt. I'm super excited to get this ball rolling! HYPE!
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on September 27, 2017, 12:48:25 PM
Sounds great! :) I, too, am excited to get this this roleplay started!
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on September 27, 2017, 12:52:26 PM
Alright, I will let you all know where you stand soon and plan my first post in the meantime :)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on October 01, 2017, 12:41:58 PM
Well, I am working on the map right now. It is not easy to work with all of your backstories at the same time - some may not fit 100% with their starting location but I want them all to be somewhat near each other so we won't need months just to find each other :p

going to upload the map in a bit, it's almost finished (messy though, it'll come with some typed explanation as well because my handwriting is terrible and all over the place now :p )

EDIT: doesn't look on photo at all... I think I'll try to draw it digitally... going to take a little longer!

UPDATE: (https://s20.postimg.org/sjq3s5ojx/Map_for_RP_1.jpg)
This is the map that I came up with. It looks even rougher than the traditional sketch but I had to keep a few things a bit more simple this time  :angel

Explanations:
First of all, the point in time that we start is the morning after the devastating earthshake & tsunami. Tried to honour as many details of your backstories as I could but this is the best situation I think.

The land is mostly barren, some skattered rocks or dead trees/vegetation. Our first destination should be a small oasis that two groups could fight over towards the west. As for the season, I'd imagine that it is late summer with fall season right around the corner so they'll eventually get caught in the cold time :p

Anyway, here is what I had planned for each of you guys (no need to follow strictly, those are just my ideas :)):

Me/Lizzie: starts in the dead forest, decided to stay there to seek shelter after the earthshake hit, eventually starts moving along the river

jorrdy12/Samara:barely escapes the tsunami --> terrified. Seeks refuge in the forest where she'll bump into Lizzie, them forming a loose group, walking rather slow towards the west with Lizzie

The Lone Dragon/Aquarius: Resides in a cave after receiving injuries during the earthshake and subsequent tsunami (what kind of injuries Aquarius took us up to you of course :) )

Sovereign/ Rinen: starts in the barren lands. Heading north towards the site of destruction. (Maybe he could seek shelter for the night in Aquarius' cave? I'm sure they would make a troublesome pair :p) Then they'll cross the river, walking westwards.

Fyn16/Orsur: starts a bit east of the rest, just enough inland to avoid the tsunami. I picture him lagging slightly behind but catching up to either of those groups. In order to have someone who is strong enough to stand up for himself in the group Lizzie and Samara are forming, I would suggest that he joins them (no idea why he would but I'd leave that to Fyn :p)

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Now for our Omnivores (rhombus/Buko & DarkWolf91/Wyoh) :p

I do not have a fix idea for either of you, only that you're a bit further away than the rest so you'd only catch up when or after the leafeaters find the oasis, where they'll meet. Whether you intermingle or not is up to you ;)

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the Sharpteeth (Snik/Shade & Hypnobrai/Slash):

I did not include you yet because I don't know what you are planning :smile Certainly, the two of you have to meet at some point. Maybe they could make their first appearance hunting either of the two groups (or one of the Ovies) while they're on their way to the oasis :yes

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Before I hit that post button, let me remind you, that we planned to start the RP with the scene where they meet in the oasis, having a clash for food, as an introduction, then moving on to the events of the past (---> what I described above). If you're confused, just read my initial post for the RP which I will write right after this post.

Also, be reminded that we (more or less) agreed not to let the RP flow too slow. The maximum time waiting for the next post should be a week, not more

And, again, these are just my ideas, you do not have to follow them if you had something different planned :)

UPDATE: RP has started here ;) (http://www.gangoffive.net/index.php?topic=15741)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on October 01, 2017, 05:11:25 PM
Since I won't be with the group for a while, what would you think of me solo posting? I could probably go through the arrival of the Spikethumbs and the loss of my nesting grounds, which would put me on my own just as the group arrives.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on October 01, 2017, 05:53:09 PM
Thank you for doing this, Ducky! Your plans and first post seem good but who is supposed to post the next installment? Anyone who wants to?
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on October 01, 2017, 06:21:56 PM
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Since I won't be with the group for a while, what would you think of me solo posting? I could probably go through the arrival of the Spikethumbs and the loss of my nesting grounds, which would put me on my own just as the group arrives.
Honestly, I don't plan to dwell on this scene for too long. The two groups are going to get some interaction among each other but we should try to reach the oasis rather quick. I'd imagine you'd catch up to the group of Samara and Lizzie within a couple days..

As for solo posting... I think that is a good idea. I did some solo posting there too, going a bit into my backstory. You could write about your character doing just whatever it takes to survive while travelling, maybe some scene descriptions (particularly of the descruction the earthquake caused) and intermingle that with the backstory bits. :)

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Thank you for doing this, Ducky! Your plans and first post seem good but who is supposed to post the next installment? Anyone who wants to?
I thought so. Would be hard to set up a distinct order we have to post in.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on October 02, 2017, 04:52:19 AM
whoa already?
But wait, I never played roleplay before, I don't know rules! In what order do people post? Can they write other characters' actions or only their own? Who rules the extension of general plot? Only Ducky? What we're allowed to do and what we can't?
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on October 02, 2017, 05:04:29 AM
I have one more question concerning the first posts. Ducky started with the oasis scene but drifted quickly into the past while Lone Dragon and rhombus stayed completely in their backstories. Are we supposed to all write a post or few about how we ended up in the oasis or what?
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: vonboy on October 02, 2017, 11:12:44 AM
Quote from: Snik,Oct 2 2017 on  02:52 AM
whoa already?
But wait, I never played roleplay before, I don't know rules! In what order do people post? Can they write other characters' actions or only their own? Who rules the extension of general plot? Only Ducky? What we're allowed to do and what we can't?
I know i'm not in this RP, but I'll answer the best I can.

No, your not supposed to make other member's characters do actions. You're only supposed to make your own characters do actions to them. The only things I have other's do in my posts is very very basic things, if they are really needed in my posts, maybe something like.

"Littlefoot was so embarrassed. As he looked around the group, he saw everyone else staring at him, filling him with shame. He wondered what everyone else must be thinking he was doing."

That doesn't make other peoples characters do too much yourself, and leaves open everyone else to write down their character's thoughts, or what they will say, how they will respond to what you did with your post.

There is usually not a set order for posting, and ducky said setting one up here would be difficult. Just post when you think it's time for your characters to do something, but try to wait for other's to make their posts if you can. You can always make a post in this thread if you have a question, or wondering who should probably post next, etc.

If you wanna do something major, extending the plot, you'd have to discuss it here first, and make sure the others are okay with it first. If you're unsure, ask Ducky123.

Hope I'm not stepping out of line here, or anything. Rhombus asked if I wanted to join, but I think I'll just sit back and watch for now. Don't even know what's going on, really. :p
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on October 02, 2017, 12:11:20 PM
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whoa already?
But wait, I never played roleplay before, I don't know rules! In what order do people post? Can they write other characters' actions or only their own? Who rules the extension of general plot? Only Ducky? What we're allowed to do and what we can't?
vonboy explained it pretty well. The general extension of the general plot is usually something that would be discussed with the other players if it's a bigger thing. I do not intend to rule, I just tried to summarize what's been discussed these past weeks and made my first post accordingly. We decide things together and I usually ask for opinions before I make a decision :)

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I have one more question concerning the first posts. Ducky started with the oasis scene but drifted quickly into the past while Lone Dragon and rhombus stayed completely in their backstories. Are we supposed to all write a post or few about how we ended up in the oasis or what?
Haven't seen their posts yet but, I guess, it's up to everyone. I remembered Sovereign (i think...) suggesting this start at the moment they all meet so I went with it  :unsure:

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Hope I'm not stepping out of line here, or anything. Rhombus asked if I wanted to join, but I think I'll just sit back and watch for now. Don't even know what's going on, really. dino_tongue.gif
Don't worry, your opinion is always welcomed even if you are not a player right now  ^^spike
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: rhombus on October 02, 2017, 12:15:41 PM
Quote from: Sovereign,Oct 2 2017 on  04:04 AM
I have one more question concerning the first posts. Ducky started with the oasis scene but drifted quickly into the past while Lone Dragon and rhombus stayed completely in their backstories. Are we supposed to all write a post or few about how we ended up in the oasis or what?
Mine did not stay completely in the backstory (though it mostly was) as the post established that he was heading in the direction of the hills, and hinted at some of his survival skills.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on October 02, 2017, 12:23:38 PM
Yes, I did suggest starting at the oasis but these first posts didn't really make it a major focus. I thought we'd begin with the conflict over the food but at the moment it doesn't seem like it. I can also go with Ducky's idea of finding Aquarius in the cave, though but I thought we'd begin together at the oasis. :unsure:
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on October 02, 2017, 12:49:40 PM
Well, thank you. Now I undestand.
I will wait till the time when my character introduces his dark person.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: The Lone Dragon on October 02, 2017, 06:36:21 PM
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Yes, I did suggest starting at the oasis but these first posts didn't really make it a major focus. I thought we'd begin with the conflict over the food but at the moment it doesn't seem like it. I can also go with Ducky's idea of finding Aquarius in the cave, though but I thought we'd begin together at the oasis.


I believe we were supposed to start at the oasis but I'm probably in the wrong there :oops When I first made my post I read through the overview very quickly and overlooked the oasis part. I was just a little to excited to begin  :p
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on October 03, 2017, 08:00:08 AM
Did I misinterpret the previous discussion? I understood it as a "we start in the oasis but postpone the main conflict until we've caught up"  :unsure:
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on October 03, 2017, 09:33:30 AM
That was my impression too but seeing how others started, I might as well follow suit. I'll post my first message later today.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on October 03, 2017, 09:52:11 AM
I think my post might have brought about some confusion. My intent was to have my character near the oasis. Admittedly this was not made clear by my post, but that is the plan.

The only thing I'm really confused about is the timeline. How long after the wave could this realistically take place? Because it seems to me like this would have to be weeks or even months later for this to make sense, unless the oasis is really close to the shore.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on October 04, 2017, 01:22:59 PM
I think now we are all confused.  :confused
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on October 04, 2017, 01:55:37 PM
Perhaps it would be best to set everything in stone now, then, to avoid further confusion. We should be asking:

-Where are we right now?
-How close are we to the oasis?
-How far is the oasis from the ocean?
-How long ago did the tsunami hit?

I think everyone knows roughly where they are in the days following the tsunami; I simply think getting our timeline and exact location stated clearly will be enough for everyone to get their bearings. For example, you might say that the main party (if there is a main party) is at X. Knowing that, someone else can see that if the tsunami happened Y time ago, then given it's been Y since the tsunami, and the party is at X, then their character should be at Z, Z being their character's own time and place.

If this is confusing, I'll try to reword it. Trying to write on my phone.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on October 04, 2017, 03:26:18 PM
Yeah, the start has been rather chaotic and the points Fyn raised are quite urgent. In the end, if no one really wants to start from the oasis at all, we may drop that idea and go on from where the major focus in our first posts are. Either way works for me. But if we go on with my idea, it's a good question where the oasis, and our starting point actually is. Ducky didn't show it on the map. :unsure: I'd imagine it being rather far inland, perhaps two to three days from the Big Water. That's just my impression, though.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on October 04, 2017, 05:46:37 PM
Quote from: Snik,Oct 2 2017 on  01:49 PM
Well, thank you. Now I undestand.
I will wait till the time when my character introduces his dark person.
Slash has a back story too...I'm thinking of showing occasional flashbacks of my sharptooth's life before and during the tsunami. I don't know if I'm allowed to do that though since I'm not a main character but an antagonist. Could I do that?
Then I'm thinking of occasional posts of him surviving at the same time period as the flashbacks happen while the protagonists are surviving until the first encounter.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: The Lone Dragon on October 04, 2017, 05:55:10 PM
I believe our original starting points are on the map if we want to try Sovereigns idea. As I said before my post was probably the confusing starter because I forgot that we were supposed to start at the oasis however since the RP has gone the direction it has here is what I make of it.

Ducky is at the oasis.

Fyn is near the oasis.

Jorrdy starts close to the oasis.

I don't know where Rhombus is but that means the he could position Buko near the oasis.

And me and Sovereign have just entered the cave together which is further away from the oasis. So we could still potentially do a meet up of one group there while Aquarius and Rinen travel there. This scenario would mean that the Great Wave has only just hit unless we decide to make the previous posts as full on flashbacks while for the others not affected by the wave they would probably already be converging on the oasis. I don't know about Darkwolf though as she has posted yet.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on October 04, 2017, 06:12:30 PM
Well, the big issue here is that if the wave just hit, I'll need to retract my post and wait this one out, as my character's backstory involves those who fled the disaster. I'll stand by and see what happens.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on October 04, 2017, 06:32:50 PM
I'd really like to know if the tsunami just ended at the start of the RP or it has been about a week or less since it happened...
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on October 06, 2017, 07:21:19 AM
I'll try to reply to all questions once I'm at home. Quoting people is a pain on the phone ....

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Alright, here we go!

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Perhaps it would be best to set everything in stone now, then, to avoid further confusion. We should be asking:

-Where are we right now?
-How close are we to the oasis?
-How far is the oasis from the ocean?
-How long ago did the tsunami hit?
Very good questions. The way I see things is this:

1. Roughly around the starting point I indicated in the map
2. I'd say it's about a week or two of travel. That way they'd be pretty hungry and tired once they arrive. Opinions?
3. I'd imagine it lying further inland. If I were to extend the map, the ocean would bend towards the north, therefore retreating from the oasis which I imagine to be roughly east of where we start
4. I was mostly looking at Aquarius' backstory when I decided for my character that she would start the day after the tsunami, allowing the Lone Dragon to have this "rough entry" into the story with Aquarius being battered and heavily injured. I know it clinched a little with other backstories which depended a little more on the after-effects of such a catastrophy.

If you are generally unhappy with the current timing, please let me know and I will suggest changes in both the timing and the backstories of those who would no longer match

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yeah, the start has been rather chaotic and the points Fyn raised are quite urgent. In the end, if no one really wants to start from the oasis at all, we may drop that idea and go on from where the major focus in our first posts are. Either way works for me.
I would be fine either way, although it'd probably be easier to keep the current situation as it is. You guys probably spent much more time writing your posts than I did (~30 mins) and it'd be sad to see the work go to waste  :confused

Please give me feedback on this so I know where everybody stands and plan accordingly :)

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Slash has a back story too...I'm thinking of showing occasional flashbacks of my sharptooth's life before and during the tsunami. I don't know if I'm allowed to do that though since I'm not a main character but an antagonist. Could I do that?
Yes, that sounds like a good idea to me :yes

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I believe our original starting points are on the map if we want to try Sovereigns idea. As I said before my post was probably the confusing starter because I forgot that we were supposed to start at the oasis however since the RP has gone the direction it has here is what I make of it.

Ducky is at the oasis.

Fyn is near the oasis.

Jorrdy starts close to the oasis.

I don't know where Rhombus is but that means the he could position Buko near the oasis.

And me and Sovereign have just entered the cave together which is further away from the oasis. So we could still potentially do a meet up of one group there while Aquarius and Rinen travel there. This scenario would mean that the Great Wave has only just hit unless we decide to make the previous posts as full on flashbacks while for the others not affected by the wave they would probably already be converging on the oasis. I don't know about Darkwolf though as she has posted yet.
Well, here comes the confusing part. I honoured Sovereign's idea by giving this short, direct-into-the-action, opening at the oasis. However, I did not intend to have any actual action there until we've caught up with the formation of the two groups who then reach the oasis (+ fastrunners possibly stalking), just a mere intro into the scene as well as the RP in general as it was me who made the first post. I think it is up to everybody else whether they'd like to add such a short intro to their initial posts (those who made one already anyway) and those who have not written anything yet may write one when they do. However, I'd leave that up to you really (all of this is assuming we keep the current storyline too)

Technically, one of the fastrunners may actually hang around the oasis at start if that is your wish. I would really suggest to have at least some time between the formation of the two groups and the fight at the oasis between those two groups so they'd at least develop some crude relationship however bad that might be (looks at Aquarius and Rinen) ...

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Well, the big issue here is that if the wave just hit, I'll need to retract my post and wait this one out, as my character's backstory involves those who fled the disaster. I'll stand by and see what happens.
Yeah, your backstory was the one not fitting in with my initial idea :(

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I'd really like to know if the tsunami just ended at the start of the RP or it has been about a week or less since it happened...
That's now up to discussion I guess. My assumption was it happened the day before we start :unsure:

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okay, here's everything I need your opinion on now:

keep current storyline/start at oasis/something else?when did the tsunami happen?How far away should the oasis be from our starting locations?
Anything else? Let me know! I hope we can clear all uncertainties asap and I apologize for creating these uncertainties in the first place!
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on October 06, 2017, 05:54:20 PM
I'm sorry if the oasis part became the confusing or problematic part. I thought it would be a natural, easy way to begin the story but it seems like it has created a lot of problems too. :sducky At this point, removing the oasis intros from our posts is still possible if people want to do so. However, that would require other ideas on how we eventually meet. At the point when we start (in the small groups), it seems believable for the tsunami to be a very recent event and if we keep the oasis idea, the tsunami could have happened a week or two before our common meeting. That would mean that there's about two weeks for us to learn to coexist in these small groups or just wander and struggle to find food in the broken coast in case of the fast runners. These are just my ideas, though.  :p

As for Hypnobrai's idea, it could actually be a really good idea if the characters who are not involved with our Gang immediately to write occasional posts about their whereabouts to build their characters slowly and to give us an idea about their motives and potential acquaintances.  :yes
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on October 06, 2017, 06:03:53 PM
This all sounds good to me, my character is very flexible as her woes started far to the south due to habitat loss, independent of the disaster. I am almost done writing her post, so I'll have her catch sight of the oasis at the end of it and cautiously start moving in that direction.

Actually, I don't think the tsunami would have had to be so recent in order for Aquarius' backstory to work. I think he was injured in a large wave caused by rocks falling into a lake (correct me if I'm wrong), which could easily be separate from the oceanic tsunami.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on October 06, 2017, 07:05:21 PM
This seems fine to me, and I honestly don't mind waiting to post until we reach the appropriate point on the timeline. Goodness knows I'm doing enough writing as it stands right now  :lol

So if it's alright with you, I'll sit back until it's appropriate to introduce my character. I'll probably start my posts right at the point where the refugees of the tsunami reach the nesting grounds. Until then, let me know if you'd like me to play any miscellaneous characters or anything of that sort.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on October 06, 2017, 07:48:18 PM
Well, I can change my post accordingly :) If you all agree with it, I will see what I can do about my character once I'm back from a short weekend trip (should be able to answer questions here on the phone though if the need arises :))
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on October 06, 2017, 08:45:46 PM
Another question: did the tsunami happen right after the earthshake, or was it an extended period of time until it hit?
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on October 07, 2017, 11:28:34 AM
I thought the two events happened at the same time
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on October 07, 2017, 11:52:44 AM
Quote from: Hypnobrai,Oct 7 2017 on  03:45 AM
Another question: did the tsunami happen right after the earthshake, or was it an extended period of time until it hit?
Tsunami comes right after earthquakes.
As I see, in our situation, there're two earthshakes, second comes after first? It it's single giant long earthquake?
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: The Lone Dragon on October 07, 2017, 06:34:47 PM
The tsunami I caused by a rockslide that happened during one huge earthquake, that's what I understand it to be.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on October 08, 2017, 08:52:27 PM
I always thought Aquarius was hit by the big tsunami  :unsure:
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: The Lone Dragon on October 08, 2017, 08:57:09 PM
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I always thought Aquarius was hit by the big tsunami

Aquarius was indeed hit by the big tsunami, he was at ground zero of the event.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on October 09, 2017, 08:23:58 AM
Well, then why need the rockslide? The big tsunami reached as far as the lake (that's how I'd imagine it)... and it was caused by the earthquake
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: The Lone Dragon on October 09, 2017, 07:17:23 PM
I was not aware that the tsunami started at the ocean. The only way you'd get a big tsunami or in this case a mega tsunami is to have a lock slide in which large rocks for into water. An earthquake would can make large tsunami's (5-10m) but not large enough to threaten most dinosaurs so a mega tsunami that is over the 100m mark in height is probably the only way to get that scale of effect and they are only caused by huge water displacement from falling objects (eg. rocks falling in water, meteorites).
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on October 09, 2017, 07:36:53 PM
Does it have to be a mega tsunami though? I don't think we specified the range of destruction.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: The Lone Dragon on October 09, 2017, 09:16:50 PM
Well judging by the area affected on the map and the amount of dinosaurs killed or displaced the it would have to be a mega tsunami since a smaller tsunami just wouldn't have that same impact in dinosaur terms since most of them are large enough to not be pushed over. The devastation of the land would be more temporary if it was just a tsunami and considering the period of the drought then I don't think most dinosaurs would want to move out of a region that has water and potentially more food.

The final matter would be that on the map there is are large crack in the earth where we can assume the earthquake happened but the would create a tsunami unless it was in the ocean and instead it happened on land which is why a mega tsunami induced by a rockslide, caused by the earthquake sounds more feasible.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on October 10, 2017, 06:38:35 PM
Consider that earthquakes used to be much more violent in ancient times (or so I believe). The earthquake would have cracked the earth and caused a tsunami due to heavy movement of the ocean ground. Even a "normal" tsunami would have swapped really far inland if it's flat (which I assumed) and been able to take Aquarius with it (possibly pushing him against the rocks of the mountains several times, amounting to his injuries?)

A size scale might have helped too but it was difficult to include without making the map even more messy... I'd say those are 50-100 km from west to east, a little less in north-south direction. The oasis would be like... 200-400 km from the eastern edge.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on October 10, 2017, 07:53:35 PM
It honestly sounds like the only thing holding the mega-tsunami narrative back is my character's backstory, and to be honest, I really have no issue with coming into the story a little later than everyone else. I certainly don't mind watching! That and, as I said, it'll allow me to focus on other writing while I wait.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on October 21, 2017, 08:06:40 AM
jorrdy12, don't forget to make your post as well :)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: jorrdy12 on October 21, 2017, 08:44:56 AM
If i understand correctly and we're discussing the starting points and stuff then I just want to put in my thoughts, (If that's no problem)

So starting points, I prefer it if we have the starting points of the map Ducky123 made, this would give us time to somewhat develop our characters and finally fit them together.

When did the Tsunami happen? Within a couple days before we begin writing the RP. Or during, both are fine by me.

How far away is the oasis? Pretty far, definitely not within a couple days of traveling (depending on species of course, some are faster than others) so for a normal dinosaur around 7-10 days of traveling. It also depends on our starting points the further you are the longer it takes, the closer you are the less time it takes.

I hope this is good enough

 :sducky  :sducky
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on October 21, 2017, 09:02:52 AM
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When did the Tsunami happen? Within a couple days before we begin writing the RP. Or during, both are fine by me.
Well, in my first post I assumed that it had just happened the other day. Since Samara and Lizzie are going to team up and starting very close to each other it might be best if you roll with that for now. :)

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How far away is the oasis? Pretty far, definitely not within a couple days of traveling (depending on species of course, some are faster than others) so for a normal dinosaur around 7-10 days of traveling. It also depends on our starting points the further you are the longer it takes, the closer you are the less time it takes.
It's about 1-2 weeks of travel for normal dinosaurs. Our group starts the closest to it but I think we'll be the slowest group because... our characters are both kinda depressed and might have trouble sleeping at night so they take naps at day... well Lizzie does anyway as indicated by my first post :p
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: jorrdy12 on October 21, 2017, 09:04:57 AM
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When did the Tsunami happen? Within a couple days before we begin writing the RP. Or during, both are fine by me.
Well, in my first post I assumed that it had just happened the other day. Since Samara and Lizzie are going to team up and starting very close to each other it might be best if you roll with that for now. :)

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How far away is the oasis? Pretty far, definitely not within a couple days of traveling (depending on species of course, some are faster than others) so for a normal dinosaur around 7-10 days of traveling. It also depends on our starting points the further you are the longer it takes, the closer you are the less time it takes.
It's about 1-2 weeks of travel for normal dinosaurs. Our group starts the closest to it but I think we'll be the slowest group because... our characters are both kinda depressed and might have trouble sleeping at night so they take naps at day... well Lizzie does anyway as indicated by my first post :p
I have no problems adjusting to that, and I agree, we'll probably be the slowest because we're depressed.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on October 21, 2017, 05:17:49 PM
Sounds good to me! As I said, I'll monitor the RP and jump in when it makes chronological sense.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Lord Beerus on October 29, 2017, 01:27:16 AM
I'd love to join.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on October 29, 2017, 11:27:17 PM
Hello Lord Beerus :)

I don't know about the other players but I wouldn't mind you joining. You're lucky that we've just barely started so you could jump right in. All you'd need is a character with a backstory that harmonizes with the general setting (would have to end up all alone for this to work).

Preferably your character should be a leafeating dinosaur. We already have two omnivores and two sharpteeth, I think that's enough :lol

Just a few more notes: I didn't notice you being very active on the forum in the past. If you join the RP, that means you'll need to check in regularly to see if there's something to contribute. Would be annoying to build a plot around your character only to have him disappear without a trace, I'm sure you understand  :exactly

And just to be fair, let's wait to hear some other player's opinions though I doubt anyone's going to have any issues with you joining :)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Fyn16 on October 29, 2017, 11:38:39 PM
I'm fine with it!  :DD
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on October 30, 2017, 07:03:14 PM
I'm fine with it too! Just fair warning... these are harsh times, if you're idle too long you might be eaten :lol
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on October 31, 2017, 04:24:01 AM
Quote from: DarkWolf91,Oct 31 2017 on  02:03 AM
I'm fine with it too! Just fair warning... these are harsh times, if you're idle too long you might be eaten :lol
hope it's a joke... Oo
Or I would cry very much when that happens.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on October 31, 2017, 06:25:53 AM
Quote from: DarkWolf91,Oct 30 2017 on  08:03 PM
I'm fine with it too! Just fair warning... these are harsh times, if you're idle too long you might be eaten :lol
If that is true, then...

*licks lips* >:)

:lol
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on October 31, 2017, 09:16:58 AM
Btw, Beerus, don't listen this leafeater swimmer! Join our Sharptooth gang! :D
7 protagonists would be are enough food for us!  :lol
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on November 21, 2017, 11:04:45 PM
Hey guys!

Buko and Wyoh are at a good point to possibly meet up with another group, and Rhombus and I wanted to check to see what works with everyone else before we go and interfere in other plotlines :smile

So, let us know what you guys think! Here are the three possibilities I had in mind:

1. Buko/Wyoh are heading to the hills, so they could potentially meet up with Aquarius and Rinen, either after they find their way out of the cave or possibly helping to free them.

2. Buko/Wyoh could miss Aquarius and Rinen completely once they get to the hills and move on, instead meeting up with Samara and Lizzie first.

3. Buko/Wyoh could get waylaid by an obstacle during their journey to the hills, stalling them from meeting the other groups just yet.

Just let us know what would be most convenient!
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on November 22, 2017, 10:36:36 AM
The first idea seems rather good to me even if I'm okay with whichever way you wish to take. I'm not sure how long we'll dwell in the cave (I figured it has another opening we can use to escape) though, but after that, any of the possibilities is fine for me. I can't answer for Lone Dragon, though. If he has some some preferences or plans, please share them by all means. :)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on November 22, 2017, 11:48:11 AM
Jorrdy and I are a bit behind since he's very busy with school btw we'll hurry though.

Ultimately, I'm fine either way who you're joining or if we only meet at the oasis.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on November 23, 2017, 03:32:31 PM
I apologize for not posting on the RP and the forum itself a while...school is a pain and othe rintesrests are also getting in the way. But I will post on the RP very soon.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on November 27, 2017, 02:35:02 PM
hmm, since Hypno actively joined the party...
I need to reread the story and select perfect time to introduce my flying epitome of weirdness. :|
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on November 27, 2017, 10:24:12 PM
Quote from: Sneak on Nov 27 2017, 01:35:02 PM
hmm, since Hypno actively joined the party...
I need to reread the story and select perfect time to introduce my flying epitome of weirdness. :|
Hmm? Why so down?
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on November 28, 2017, 07:18:37 AM
?

I mean, I am still not into the story. It's time to read what was written so far and wait for moment to insert my character. :|
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on November 28, 2017, 03:20:50 PM
Quote from: Sneak on Nov 28 2017, 06:18:37 AM
?

I mean, I am still not into the story. It's time to read what was written so far and wait for moment to insert my character. :|
Yeah, it's hard to find a good way to enter the story. Feel free to do it in whatever way you feel comfortable with, though! You can start the way some of us have with a little bit of backstory, or just start with him entering the area. Whatever works for you :smile
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on November 28, 2017, 05:26:00 PM
Thank you, Darkwolf! ^^
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on November 29, 2017, 06:59:31 PM
Ah, I got you. I get that it's hard to find a time to insert yourself into the story, I only posted twice on the RP so far.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on December 04, 2017, 12:20:58 PM
request to Ducky:
can you pretty please update your sketch map from page 7 to final version of formed land where events of roleplay take place, and where are characters now. ^^
Thank you!

I think it would be pretty useful for everyone.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: rhombus on December 21, 2017, 03:56:46 AM
Quote from: Sneak on Dec 4 2017, 11:20:58 AM
request to Ducky:
can you pretty please update your sketch map from page 7 to final version of formed land where events of roleplay take place, and where are characters now. ^^
Thank you!

I think it would be pretty useful for everyone.
I second this request.  I am planning on making a post for Buko that time-jumps to when he and Darkwolf's character enter into the general cavern area.  However I want to make sure that I describe the scenery correctly and am properly oriented in terms of where we all are.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on December 21, 2017, 05:16:21 PM
So the plan is that Rinen and Aquarius are going to meet Buko and Wyoh inside the caverns? That would be good to know considering the next posts...
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: rhombus on December 21, 2017, 08:13:22 PM
Quote from: Sovereign on Dec 21 2017, 04:16:21 PM
So the plan is that Rinen and Aquarius are going to meet Buko and Wyoh inside the caverns? That would be good to know considering the next posts...

I don't think so.  I think the plan on our end (for Buko and Wyoh) is to be near the caverns (but be outside) and then hear the sharptooth's roar. We could meet up with all of you later, though we will be in the general area.  But this is why Darkwolf and I need to know what the outside terrain is like.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on January 08, 2018, 03:02:44 PM
Ok, I talked to Ducky the other day (feel free to stop me if I'm getting ahead of myself :lol ) and I think the map on page seven still stands (though it is just a rough estimate of the terrain). From what I can tell, Sovereign and TLD are in a cave somewhere in "the hills" area, Hypno is also in this area, and Ducky/jorrdy are still in the "dead forest" area. Rhombus and I are somewhere in the bottom part of the map, moving (upwards? north? Northeast-ish?) toward the hills area.

He said he imagined the terrain around the area to be "mostly dry and deserted, occasional bushes/grass growing here and there, maybe single dead trees here and there," though it's open to interpretation.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on January 08, 2018, 04:48:56 PM
Thank you!
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on January 10, 2018, 11:15:06 AM
Now that Rinen and Aquarius have gotten out of the cave, is it time for them to meet Buko and Wyoh somewhere in the surrounding area? It seems like the logical way to proceed from now on. :)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on January 10, 2018, 10:36:37 PM
Quote from: Sovereign on Jan 10 2018, 10:15:06 AM
Now that Rinen and Aquarius have gotten out of the cave, is it time for them to meet Buko and Wyoh somewhere in the surrounding area? It seems like the logical way to proceed from now on. :)
I think you guys should do that, they’d better be careful though, Slash couldn’t have gone too far ;)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: rhombus on January 10, 2018, 11:16:44 PM
Quote from: Hypno on Jan 10 2018, 09:36:37 PM
Quote from: Sovereign on Jan 10 2018, 10:15:06 AM
Now that Rinen and Aquarius have gotten out of the cave, is it time for them to meet Buko and Wyoh somewhere in the surrounding area? It seems like the logical way to proceed from now on. :)
I think you guys should do that, they’d better be careful though, Slash couldn’t have gone too far ;)
Yep, and Buko (with his bright purple feathers and crest) isn't exactly good at blending in.  :p
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on January 15, 2018, 04:17:37 AM
Maybe you should slow down a little. For some reason jorrdy and I are a bit slow (and in my case it is a longer post with a flashback that doesn't quite want to work out atm but I'm trying to make it work)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on January 16, 2018, 10:12:49 AM
:(
Ok, guys, we have at least two "headless" projects now.
At first: what would be with our roleplay now? Options?
Will we continue? If so, who will be chief from now? Somebody will took Ducky's character?
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on January 16, 2018, 10:21:07 AM
I'd say it's almost certain that we'll continue but perhaps Lizzie will disappear from the story. We'll just have to come up with some solution for Jorrdy. :(
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: rhombus on January 16, 2018, 01:29:33 PM
As Ducky has been reinstated he can resume his leadership role of the RP once he comes back.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on January 16, 2018, 03:49:33 PM
great news.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on January 17, 2018, 11:50:45 AM
...and I shall return with an long post (finally broke the writer's block I had on that flashback scene...) and an idea for the oasis scene that we're planning.

So, I've been thinking that we could pull off a scene somewhat different yet similar to the scene in the original movie where the gang minus Cera gang up to reach the food high up in the trees. While I think that the oasis should be big enough to sustain both groups with food easily, how about we have our two groups find a tree with some special food (treestars? Tree sweets?) and quarrel about it? This really just popped up in my head while reviewing and proofreading what I've been writing inbetween several breaks at school so I don't know if it could work out. Just thought I should share it :)

Also, I was planning to talk to rhombus about the future of the RP without me which thankfully isn't necessary anymore. I would have asked someone else to submit my posts for me so I could still participate at least.

Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: rhombus on January 19, 2018, 12:25:05 AM
That does sound like a good idea. Though Buko and his companion will take any food at this point they would be annoyed to be deprived of treesweets by a bunch of leaf-munchers.  :p That could certainly create some interesting banter and minor conflict between the groups.  :yes
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on January 25, 2018, 04:24:28 PM
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Maybe you should slow down a little. For some reason jorrdy and I are a bit slow (and in my case it is a longer post with a flashback that doesn't quite want to work out atm but I'm trying to make it work)

Now that Rinen and Aquarius' "first scene" is completed, should we wait a little for you two to proceed with your plot or should I start preparing the next post?

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Rhombus and I are somewhere in the bottom part of the map, moving (upwards? north? Northeast-ish?) toward the hills area.

I just wish to make sure as this comment by Darkwolf puzzled me somewhat. Are Wyoh and Buko close enough to Rinen and Aquarius for our storylines to converge in the next posts?
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: rhombus on January 25, 2018, 06:00:31 PM
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I just wish to make sure as this comment by Darkwolf puzzled me somewhat. Are Wyoh and Buko close enough to Rinen and Aquarius for our storylines to converge in the next posts?

I think the fastrunner duo will be close enough to interact with the others soon. Right now I am waiting on Wyoh's next post before posting again to the RP.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on January 25, 2018, 08:55:27 PM
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I just wish to make sure as this comment by Darkwolf puzzled me somewhat. Are Wyoh and Buko close enough to Rinen and Aquarius for our storylines to converge in the next posts?

Yes! Sorry, this was written before Rhombus posted and we did our "time-skip," so to speak. Now Buko and Wyoh are in the hills, and presumably close to Rinen and Aquarius.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on January 26, 2018, 01:18:51 PM
Finally found a time to start reading full story so far.
And jesus Murtaugh christ and holy Liz's cow! It's already full of darkest and uncomfortable elements, since the very first posts. O_o
14+, no, 16+, no! 18+ age rating! (lol)

Well, I predicted this since I read characters' bios long time ago. But still, it's kinda uncomfortable to look at our created universe as part of original LBT... No, I'm not complaining or something. That's not bad, I think. It's me who thought that story will match in almost exact the same level with atmosphere of original LBT, the darkest movie in series, with not-friendly atmosphere of terrain world, but still, with more... lighter elements and more humanistic dinosaurs' societies. So it's ok.

Still, I'm very interested to see how this goes! So I just need to "reconfigure" myself and my reading, and set it to almost completely different atmosphere. :)
And prepare my charcter for such hostility world.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on January 31, 2018, 05:07:38 AM
New question here, guys:
Can you, please, tell here height and sizes of your characters, comparing to each other and comparing to LBT gang characters from original movie, or even making height chart. :D
Because I'm reading story, I have opinion than some characters are not in size I imagine, or not in the same size with gang's counterpart characters. Clear example: Aquarius. the youngest, supposed to be smaller, but sometines I think he's MUUUCH bigger than I imagine. What is his actual size comparing to Ducky and Rinen, for example?
It would be very helpful! Thank you. :)

Oh, and also: I sill have to make final decision, but now I think my character would fly from the bottom west, from inlands, then he reachs border between devastated area and undamaged land, then he flies close to this border to the east, but not so fast, because he has to explore and investigate everything. For his personal science. :s
Anyway, I will write when I make final decision. Stay tuned!
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on January 31, 2018, 10:33:18 AM
That's a really good question, actually. The way I see it, Rinen being 4 years older than Cera means he's probably quite a bit larger than her, perhaps about one-third of the height of an adult swimmer (or one-fifth of an adult threehorn) in addition to being a little fatter than Cera. I, too, have wondered about Aquarius' size as his assault on Rinen earlier was a surprise considering the age/size difference but I guess the swimmer's attack was possible in any case. Aquarius is presumably a year older than Ducky so he shouldn't be much bigger than her. However, TLD probably has his own idea about this. ;)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: rhombus on January 31, 2018, 11:06:34 AM
Buko's size is about the same size as Ruby as of the television series, except that he is slightly leaner (and bright purple, as the running joke goes).  I am unsure about Wyoh's exact size but she is a bit taller than Buko despite being younger, as she is a different species of fastrunner.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on January 31, 2018, 08:50:24 PM
I wouldn't mind putting together a quick size-comparison chart once everybody puts word in as to their character's size.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on February 01, 2018, 12:04:59 AM
Slash is like 40 something feet long, maybe 20 feet tall...whatever the size of a Carcharodontosaurus is, I can’t remember. About the size of a T. rex, some say it’s even slightly larger.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: The Lone Dragon on February 01, 2018, 07:21:11 AM
I see Aquarius as being around perhaps a small bit taller then Ducky, I'd say that her max height would reach the top of his head but not his crest. In comparison to Cera I'd see Rinin as being around the height of her thigh and Rinin if his is that much larger then Cera, Aqaurius could probably stand under him at full height with ease. In contrast to Rinen, Aquarius is physically strong for his age and the fight they had in the cave I believe could easily happen, just a matter of fighting the pain more then anything else in that situation.

On another note I think the RP is going quite well so far but I'm wondering how we are going to get them all together. I'd say that Aquarius and Rinen meet up with Buko and Wyoh and take a brief respite before being chased by slash and either getting separated or escaping and starting to head in the direction of the dead forest where Lizzie and Samara are located. A time skip is probably the best option from then which would allow Fynn to make his first post and set his character on the way that should hopefully get all our characters together.  

But that's just what I think might be a good idea for the future of the RP.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on February 01, 2018, 11:07:06 AM
I am setting up an encounter shortly after Buko/Wyoh and Rinen/Aquarius meet up, I think they could all escape and head towards the direction of Lizzie and Samara.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on February 01, 2018, 11:19:46 AM
Ok, here's new question (beside still active question about sizes of characters, for those who didn't answer yet):

Can you please remind me:
1) How long approximaly is the way between Rinen/Aquaris/Wyoh/Buko/Slash and oasis, our first big "checkpoint"?
2) What do you think, how long is the way to the place where our roleplay story ends? ;)

Thank you.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on February 07, 2018, 11:49:30 AM
Sorry for not replying sooner. I'm a bit lazy visiting the forum again :P

1.) I imagine Lizzie to be about the size Littlefoot has in most of the movies. Although one must keep in mind that even that changed constantly :P

I think some rough heights/lengths might be useful information indeed. Assuming that Littlefoot was a bit undersized in comparison to adult longnecks for his age, I would put Lizzie at a height of maybe... 120-150 cm and a length of roughly 300 cm? Something like that? :P

2.) I think that is something we might want to have a discussion on. My personal idea was that it's still some distance to cover (so at least 1-2 weeks of travel by foot) but I am open to ideas :wave

Sadly, I cannot really advance my part of the plot since i depend on jorrdy12 there who can't use his computer for a while :P
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on February 07, 2018, 02:03:54 PM
1-2 weeks of travel on foot before reaching final destination in our story? Hm...

Btw, I see Shade's size as lower than Pterano's, since he's still not fully adult, but not so-so-so much lower. :D Just... visibly lower.
But Aquarius and Samara should be careful though.  :OhYou Since I doubt he would use his sharp beak on more big characters. Let Slash do it.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on February 07, 2018, 04:00:21 PM
Quote from: Sneak on Feb 7 2018, 01:03:54 PM
1-2 weeks of travel on foot before reaching final destination in our story? Hm...

Btw, I see Shade's size as lower than Pterano's, since he's still not fully adult, but not so-so-so much lower. :D Just... visibly lower.
But Aquarius and Samara should be careful though.  :OhYou Since I doubt he would use his sharp beak on more big characters. Let Slash do it.
We haven’t even met up yet, but I was planning on attacking Aquarius/Rinen and Buko/Wyoh after they meet each other, get hurt because of them and lose them during a chase, and come across Shade later on and try to join him for revenge on the kids.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on February 07, 2018, 04:13:29 PM
One or two weeks seems like a bit short trip, imo. I had thought about a bit longer journey (maybe a month or so?) but we'll see how much interesting stuff we'll be able to come up with until then. By the way, I might have exaggerated Rinen's size a bit but I still see him being noticeably bigger than Cera. Also, Hypno's idea seems like a good way to advance the sharptooth storyline. :)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on February 07, 2018, 06:30:41 PM
1-2 weeks to reach the oasis is what I meant lol :D
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on February 08, 2018, 04:17:56 AM
Ok. :D


Now I wonder when should I join(?) Slash, since there will be about months of travel. What would we do all this time? Definitely not only chasing the same group of children for such long period of time! :D Especially since Shade can detect them from the skies very fast.

Edit: Also... I look at the map now, and now I wonder about three things:
1) How exactly did Aquarius pass large crack in the earth?
2) Will this crack figure in adventures of Orsur, Slash, Aquarius, Rinen, Wyoh and Buko? If not... what about extending it a bit, so it would separate Barren Lands Gang and Oasis destination? :D
3)The same question about flooded area. I hoped to see how characters walk through such area, at least for short period of time.

I think distance between oasis and barren lands is not so long, just, big cracks, flooded areas, and hiding from sharpteeth would take a lot of travel's time. What do you think?
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on February 08, 2018, 01:33:44 PM
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1) How exactly did Aquarius pass large crack in the earth?
People didn't take every detail of the map literal. Well, it was only a rough map to get a basic idea I suppose and the rest is up to imagination. :)

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2) Will this crack figure in adventures of Orsur, Slash, Aquarius, Rinen, Wyoh and Buko? If not... what about extending it a bit, so it would separate Barren Lands Gang and Oasis destination? :D
I would be in favor of that. Nothing wrong with a good climb deep down into the abyss of a deep crack :lol

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3)The same question about flooded area. I hoped to see how characters walk through such area, at least for short period of time.
Yeah, I did not think about the after effect of the wave. This might even bring temporary life and food to the flooded areas and I think we could include these details here and there :)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on February 27, 2018, 11:24:35 AM
Well, it looks like Samara and Lizzie finally get going. :D

I haven't really followed what anybody else is doing recently but I'm just asking for a short opinion on our next steps. I don't wanna skip right to the oasis scene, especially since there's quite some character development the two poor souls could go through as the journey forges them together a little bit... or not, depends on jorrdy :P

But I'm not sure how much time we should dedicate to this journey. Like, a few obstacles to pass (or at least one) surely wouldn't hurt. Maybe the earthshake could have caused another rift further east or Hypno and Snik pay us a visit :P
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: XxRainTheSwimmerxX on March 01, 2018, 03:24:50 AM
Is it too late to join in on the party?! I was just wondering, because the 1st film has always been my favorite and I'm sorta new here. So I'm not sure if it's too late to join or not haha
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on March 02, 2018, 04:43:55 AM
Heya Rain,

Happy to see that you're interested. :) I'm not sure if you've read about the events so far but we're pretty much still kinda early in. Do you have any character in mind that you'd like to play? We already have a swimmer so I'm unsure if you can play your favourite species. It is probably best to share your ideas here so we can figure out how to include you, yep yep yep! :)

This RP will be a long-time investment though, considering our current speed (ahem :lol ). Just so you know :)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: XxRainTheSwimmerxX on March 02, 2018, 05:47:39 AM
I would love to be a swimmer like Ducky is. To be honest I don't think it's fair if you don't allow someone to be what they want to be; just because someone else already has a character of the same species. But I can understand if you're going by the original theme of Littlefoot's gang, and how there's only one type of each dinosaur from different herds. I wanted to create an albino swimmer named Misty. I'm not sure what her Backstory would be at the moment. Either she was left behind by her herd because she is albino and being albino would make it hard to survive especially in times like this. Or she was separated from them by the big earthshake or from her family by sharpteeth. However if I must I can compromise!


I will gladly decide to be a different species of dinosaur. I'd happily be an Oviraptor like Ruby. Or maybe a Edaphosaurus. Think of Shyler from Dink The Little Dinosaur on basically how my character would work. Or perhaps maybe my character could be a different type of swimmer. Like a Diplocaulus once again look to Dink the Little Dinosaur and search up Dippo. That should give you an idea of what my character would look like. I'm willing to compromise and settle on being the other dinosaurs I mentioned!
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: The Lone Dragon on March 02, 2018, 07:14:21 AM
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But I can understand if you're going by the original theme of Littlefoot's gang, and how there's only one type of each dinosaur from different herds.

Well,we have more then one Oviraptor in the RP though there is a slight difference with the species Buko being a Fast Runner and Wyoh being a Tall Crest Fast Runner. I'm still okay with having more then one Swimmer in the group, I personally think it would make a good addition. I would also suggest if you want to get an idea of backstory and what our characters are like then look at the first page of this topic which has all our character bios (and btw I kind of already took an albino Swimmer) this should also help inspire a backstory for you character. A read through of the RP so far would also do you good since it gives in depth character background and a knowledge on the plot though you can also find those on the first page but the details are in the RP. Anyway I think you should stick with Misty, who I think would make a good addition to the RP.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on March 02, 2018, 08:18:06 AM
I don't mind to see more swimmers, if they are a bit different species between each other. :D

Albino? Aquarius is albino too, right? (well, he is almost pure white at least. While mine character is about melanism. Maybe...)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on March 02, 2018, 08:26:40 AM
I was hesitant about it but it seems others are okay with you playing a swimmer so it's okay with me as well. An albino being left behind because they stand out too much would be a great backstory, no doubt!

Just to be fair, I'll give the other players some time to voice their thoughts, however I think it's safe to say that you can join us soon :)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on March 02, 2018, 11:55:35 AM
Sounds good to me! The more the merrier. I'm glad a new member is showing interest in the RP :smile
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: XxRainTheSwimmerxX on March 02, 2018, 03:58:53 PM
Heheh I am glad that you all are so open to my ideas and accepting towards me. Anyway I thought it over and I would love to have Misty be a. Albino swimmer and this forced her parents to break off from their herd. Because her parents didn't want to leave her behind because even though her being an albino is a huge risk, they loved her anyways. I also think it would be cool to have her be the runt of the hatchlings! Just to add more depth to her character. She's an albino and a runt which really decreases her chances of surviving and doubles onto her hardship. That being said she'd be probably be a little smaller than Ducky was. Since her being a runt and all would make her be small for age. I also think that maybe her family was attacked by fast biters and they all scattered and then the big earthshake happened. So Misty has no idea what happened to her family and she doesn't know if they're alive or dead. But she hopes they are in the Great Valley.

I also have ideas for the other two dinosaurs I mentioned the Edaphosaurus and the Diplocaulus.

The Edaphosaurus would be minty green, with a pale yellow frill on its back. And they'd have rare blue eyes. Their name would probably be Fern or Leafie. Stolen away by an egg stealer they hatched alone and without their family atound. Their egg having been saved by a herd of long necks. Fern/Leafie was adopted by two long necks who lost their only hatchling to fastbiters. Despite not being a long neck, Fern/Leafie joined the small herd. However since Fern/Leafie was not a long neck she faced prejudice from the rest of the herd. Often being picked on by older long neck children. One day the older long neck children tricked Fern/Leafie making her think they wanted to apologize. Instead they led her away from the herd and pushed her down a hole which led her into a cave in fast biter territory. The long necks left her there and lied to the herd telling them that Fern/Leafie was dead and that fast biters caught her. Fern/Leafie survived and found her way out of the cave with only a bite to her tail which left a bite scar. After getting out of the cave she became lost and is now wandering around looking for someone who knows the way to the Great Valley so she can find her adoptive long neck parents. She is slightly weary of long necks she doesn't know due to her past experiences. But she doesn't judge them before she gets to know them.


And finally my idea for the Diplocaulus. The Diplocaulus would have been separated from their family due to the Wave. As previously mentioned in the rp by the rper of Aquarius. My Diplocaulus would be a pale blue color with white speckles all over their face kinda like freckles and have a white under belly. Their eyes would be a pretty  stormy gray. Her name would be Dewdrop or Storm or something like that. Her battle for survival would be a difficult one. Considering she needs to find water to soak in to survive or she'll become ill otherwise. That and she eats fish and fish would be scarce to come by in times like these. So she'd have a slim chance of surviving on her own. But maybe she could have a better chance in a group. She's going to the Great Valley in hope of finding at least some of her family there. And we all know there is fish in the Great Valley so she'd be able to thrive once she got there. Also to note the show I watched Dink The Dinosaur had a Diplocaulus in it. Who was often made fun of by land walkers because in that show Diplocaulus otherwise nicknamed land fish were thought of to be ugly. So I'm guessing she mighy be timid to approach others fearful of being called ugly and made fun of.


And those are my three character ideas. I really don't know which one to choose. Cause I find all my ideas interesting and they could add a cool dynamic to the roleplay.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: XxRainTheSwimmerxX on March 03, 2018, 07:26:34 AM
To be honest I'm unsure which character to choose. Which character would you like to see me rping/which one interests you the most?
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on March 03, 2018, 11:38:00 PM
I'm having a hard time picking my favorite, too! These are all very well thought out characters, and I can't choose between Misty and the Edaphosaurus. I really love the Diplocaulus, but I'm not sure if we'd be able to consistently find her enough water on the journey :/
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: XxRainTheSwimmerxX on March 04, 2018, 01:33:54 AM
Well in the movie, I do think that Littlefoot and his friends come across a few things of water. Like the small thing of water Littlefoot found Ducky in, small streams, small puddles, small ponds, and the deep pool at the end of the movie where they push Sharptooth in. I think it might be possible for the Diplocaulus to survive the journey. They might have to tough it out a while without water, but given the fact there's plenty instances of scenes in the movie where we saw water, I think it's safe to say it's possible but it would just be difficult! At any rate I'm really REALLY having troubles deciding which one to use. Maybe I should make a poll and leave it up to fate?
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on March 04, 2018, 05:31:11 AM
Hey, psst, since you're in confusion, why you don't want to join our gang and be a sharptooth? :D
Cmon, 7 leafeaters would be enough food for us! XD
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on March 04, 2018, 11:01:02 AM
Sneak, I don't think you're helping :D

Though, frankly, I can't quite put my hands down on any of your ideas. Maybe try to consider which character would have the most interesting (and/or conflicting?) interactions with the others. One of the main themes of the original movie was racism and the power of friendship but I suppose it'll be a long way until said friendship will be established. It is only through hardships after all that they'll realize how much they need each other :yes
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: XxRainTheSwimmerxX on March 04, 2018, 05:32:46 PM
Well, aeeing as most other dinosaurs would think it's ugly and probably make fun of them often and well with the Diplocaulus needing water sources to soak in for a while, the issue of being slowed down is brought up. Which could make some of the group be impatient towards the Diplocaulus. And be like: She's putting the group in danger! Why are we even trying to help her. Without water for her to soak in she'd be too ill to move or dead. What if we come across a long stretch of land with no water or anything? Then she'd just be dead weight!

Then there's Misty. The conflict could come from her sticking our and being like a beacon for hungry predators. And well since she's a runt she'd probably have a harder time keeping up. Possibly even being slightly weaker than the other and having a hard time getting around obstacles or over them. Say like they have to climb up on some rocks. It would be difficult because Misty is a runt and she'd have to figure out a way for her to climb.


Then there's the Fern/Leafie. The Edaphosaurus. Once again there would be the issue of being easily spotted due to her color scheme. She's a minty green and that really doesn't offer any favor to their environment. Since there's hardly and greenery around Minty would have a hard time hiding from predators if/when the group encounters them. Fern/Leafie could also be weary of other species than her own. Due to how she was treated by those that weren't her own kind. Plus she'd probably run into more prejudice dinosaurs along her journey other than the long necks from her adoptive herd. So it might take her a while to trust the dinosaurs in the group. She might even be fearful of some. I think she'd probably be the most fearful of three horns. Mostly because of the three horns on their head and the fact that it seems threehorns can be very prejudice against other kinds. Yes that's a generalization she's making, which isn't a good view to have. But that's the point isn't it, for her to come to realize that her views are also just as wrong as the prejudice she's faced and for her to shed those views when she realizes she needs to learn to trust the other to survive.

I can't decide so I want all of your opinions and which one you'd like to see join the group, the most. If it helps at all I could make a poll. Should I do that?

Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on March 04, 2018, 07:13:55 PM
I'll need to give this some more thought but I'll let you know once I've made up my mind yep yep yep :)

Btw I'm just curious since you do sound like you're indeed no stranger to RPing. What other RPing have you done in the past/ongoing? :)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: XxRainTheSwimmerxX on March 04, 2018, 10:04:58 PM
I've been roleplaying since I was 9, I'm 22 years old now and going on 23 this coming April. That means I've been rping for almost 13 years now. I've roleplayed Warrior Cats, Sonic rps, Undertale Rp, Original characters rps, and many many more. As for my rps right now? I'm a big fan of Disney and such so I'm rping Disney characters with close friends! So yes, I am indeed no stranger to roleplay~
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on March 04, 2018, 10:34:14 PM
After reading these descriptions, I think that Fern/Leafie is my favorite!
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: XxRainTheSwimmerxX on March 04, 2018, 11:19:06 PM
Quote from: DarkWolf91 on Mar 4 2018, 09:34:14 PM
After reading these descriptions, I think that Fern/Leafie is my favorite!
To be honest I kinda want to rp as Fern/Leafie as well! I'm sorta leaning a lot towards her now that I think about it. But I want to see what others think first.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on March 05, 2018, 10:33:27 AM
Okay, I still can't quite put my finger down on one but I can narrow it down to a tie between Misty and the Edaphosaurus character.

Misty being a runt combined with her backstory would make a great character. Backstory and character-wise, she'd probably be my favourite, by a small margin.

However, even if I may be biased about it, the other character, due to her backstory with Longnecks would have an interesting dynamic with my character Lizzie who's a longneck. My group could stumble upon that character, maybe while hiding in a cave on their way. Or we could just end up meeting your character (whoever you end up with) at the oasis.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: XxRainTheSwimmerxX on March 05, 2018, 06:08:56 PM
http://www.strawpoll.me/15208328 (http://www.strawpoll.me/15208328)

I've made a poll to help me decide. Because I honestly don't know which character to choose.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on March 05, 2018, 06:52:11 PM
Good idea. I was gonna suggest using strawpoll but must have forgotten in my hurry :o
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: XxRainTheSwimmerxX on March 05, 2018, 09:58:46 PM
Quote from: Ducky123 on Mar 5 2018, 05:52:11 PM
Good idea. I was gonna suggest using strawpoll but must have forgotten in my hurry :o
Well it's been a few hours. And it looks like Fern/Leafie is staying strong with 2 votes. It looks like she won that voting poll. Now all I need to do is settle on her name. Do you think Fern makes more sense or Leafie? I'm leaning more towards Leafie myself.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on March 06, 2018, 02:26:40 AM
Leafie sounds like a cute name to me.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: XxRainTheSwimmerxX on March 06, 2018, 02:28:37 AM
Quote from: Ducky123 on Mar 6 2018, 01:26:40 AM
Leafie sounds like a cute name to me.
Leafie it is then~
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: XxRainTheSwimmerxX on March 07, 2018, 03:15:14 AM
So uhm how should I introduce my character into the rp? I'm unsure cause I don't want to just hop in without a plan and without approval first.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on March 07, 2018, 02:00:32 PM
I think we'd all have to consider which group you should bump into eventually or if you'll only bump into everyone at the oasis we're all heading towards (not knowing there is an oasis, but we'll get there)

Leafie seems to be on edge with longnecks so I think that's the most interesting interaction possible at this point. Both joining my character's (the longneck) group or joining the other group could lead to interesting dynamics.

Though I guess writing a little introductionary post that shines some light on her character seems like a good plan for now. There's no hurry though :)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on March 07, 2018, 03:21:17 PM
I agree, Leafie it is.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: XxRainTheSwimmerxX on March 07, 2018, 05:12:49 PM
I think I'll have her bump into Lizzie's group. Maybe Lizzie finds her and tries to convince her to go with them and such? But for right now I'm going to make an introduction post her character and we'll see where her story progresses from there?
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on March 08, 2018, 12:23:50 AM
Sounds great! Can't wait to see how she fits in :D
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: XxRainTheSwimmerxX on March 08, 2018, 09:27:57 AM
Name: Leafie

Species: Edaphosaurus (( She's a lizard with a small sail crest on her back. )) Her diet consists of plants, berries mollusks, and possibly bugs. Scientsists are still not sure if they are carnivores of small prey like smaller lizards and such or thry are herbivores. Due to this uncertainty I'm going to call her an omnivore just because it's uncertain. Now as for what everyone else should call her. Well she's a land lizard and has a sail crest on her back. So maybe they'd call her Small Sailback or Tiny Sailback?

Gender: Female

Age: five and a half years almost six (( a very young child ))

Personality: Leafie is skittish, fearful and weary around those she doesn’t know well. Her true personality blooms when she becomes comfortable around others and she knows them well. She’s rather bashful and shy, but can be a real chatterbox sometimes. She’s also very passionate about sticking up for her friends and she can surprise others by acting braver than she actually is. Leafie is afraid of a lot of things, especially loud thunder. She can handle low tumbles and low booms of thunder but not loud ones. She absolutely adores rain and will go out and play in it and puddles. She loves to swim even though she isn’t a swimmer and she shouldn’t really be swimming due to her being cold blooded. Leafie has odd phrases she likes to live by and can be really eccentric. Leafie is complex as well as goofy as all kids can be. Leafie biggest fear are Sharpteeth, Fast Biters especially. Her other fears are not finding her adoptive long neck family and perishing along the way.

Appearance: Leafie is a minty green Edaphosaurus, she has white specks on her face, back and legs. She has a light yellow frill on her back and her eyes are a beautiful rare blue. Her underbelly is also a light yellow and her claws are ivory hued.

Family:  Unknown Edaphosaurus parents and possibly siblings. Her adoptive long neck mother Starla and her adoptive long neck father Thunderwhip. Along with her adoptive brother Dusk and adoptive sister Dawn, they aren’t related to Starla or Thunderwhip! Starla and Thunderwhip adopted Dusk and Dawn after they lost their only hatchling to Fastbiters. Leafie’s adoptive grand parents are Silver and Ophira on Starla’s side and then there’s Bloom and Buck from Thunderwhip side.

Backstory: Leafie was stolen away from her family’s nest before she was born. As an egg she was saved by Dusk and Dawn, after hatching Dusk and Dawn’ sparents Starla and Thunderwhip adopted Leafie as their own. Even though she wasn’t a long neck! Leafie faced awful abuse and prejudice within the herd of long necks. Despite the best efforts of her adoptive family, Leafie still felt like an outcast. One day some other long necks in the herd lured Leafie away into Fastbiter territory, pushing her down into a cave. They left her there to die. Leafie however, escaped with her life and only received a bite scar on her tail as a painful reminder of what happened. Finding herself lost, Leafie tried to remember how to get home. However the great Earthshake happened and her adoptive long neck family ended up on the other side of the divide. Now she tries to brave the unknown by herself, weary of other dinosaurs since she’s faced much more prejudice since being out on her own. She often hides away when she can, either in between rocks, up in scarce trees where some food remains, in dried up bushes, caves and small holes. Her favorite places to hide are caves and small holes, ironic due to the fact that she almost died in a cave in Fastbiter territory.



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I didn't know where to put this. But here's a little Bio about Leafie! I hope you like it!
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on March 08, 2018, 10:31:24 AM
Yep, this is perfect here. I'll add it to the masterpost on the first page if I don't forget :P (on my phone now = pain)

Just two minor things I noticed.

1. I think all of us were referencing human age when deciding on how old our characters are. Leafie would still be very young, hardly able to talk etc. If you went with the current age. I'm not a paleo nut after all so I wouldn't know how long these creatures needed to grow up :P

2. Just in case you missed this, our little group is not supposed to ever find the Great Valley. Wherever we are, it's awfully far away. The original idea is having a similar storyline than the original LBT but with different characters and locations. Like... I don't think any canon characters will ever appear in here.

We still didn't quite agree on a final destination and I think leaving that open for a while longer might benefit the story after all :) However it is further north where the climate is cooler. I think we had some interesting concepts some pages earlier in this thread so whenever the need arises to debate this further we could still revisit that for inspiration.

Oh and 3. Again I'm no paleo nut so I actually never heard of Leafie's species. What kind of dinosaur is she? (Maybe try to come up with a LBT-ish name for her species? :P)


I'm sure it'll be interesting to have her in my group. If you have any ideas on how to meet each other feel free to let me know so we can coordinate a little bit (which is my preferred RP-style, doing some rough planning while still leaving everyone enough freedom)
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: XxRainTheSwimmerxX on March 08, 2018, 05:52:07 PM
Quote from: Ducky123 on Mar 8 2018, 09:31:24 AM
Yep, this is perfect here. I'll add it to the masterpost on the first page if I don't forget :P (on my phone now = pain)

Just two minor things I noticed.

1. I think all of us were referencing human age when deciding on how old our characters are. Leafie would still be very young, hardly able to talk etc. If you went with the current age. I'm not a paleo nut after all so I wouldn't know how long these creatures needed to grow up :P

2. Just in case you missed this, our little group is not supposed to ever find the Great Valley. Wherever we are, it's awfully far away. The original idea is having a similar storyline than the original LBT but with different characters and locations. Like... I don't think any canon characters will ever appear in here.

We still didn't quite agree on a final destination and I think leaving that open for a while longer might benefit the story after all :) However it is further north where the climate is cooler. I think we had some interesting concepts some pages earlier in this thread so whenever the need arises to debate this further we could still revisit that for inspiration.

Oh and 3. Again I'm no paleo nut so I actually never heard of Leafie's species. What kind of dinosaur is she? (Maybe try to come up with a LBT-ish name for her species? :P)


I'm sure it'll be interesting to have her in my group. If you have any ideas on how to meet each other feel free to let me know so we can coordinate a little bit (which is my preferred RP-style, doing some rough planning while still leaving everyone enough freedom)
Okay lemme fix some things up in her bio then! So I can correct those two things!
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: XxRainTheSwimmerxX on March 08, 2018, 06:08:44 PM
I have edited her bio!
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on March 09, 2018, 05:06:29 PM
It's good to see another member participating in this roleplay. :) I'll look forward to seeing your contributions soon enough but I still wonder about Leafie's age. According to this (https://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/development/language/language-development-milestones-ages-1-to-4/) article, a child's language is still very crude at the age of three and considering the overall small size and lack of advanced planning skills for someone so young, I doubt she would be able to survive the journey. :unsure:
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: XxRainTheSwimmerxX on March 09, 2018, 06:29:09 PM
I'll change it again.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: XxRainTheSwimmerxX on March 09, 2018, 06:36:23 PM
I have upped her age up to five and a half years. I hope that this will suffice. She's almost six but still a young child.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sneak on March 09, 2018, 07:34:37 PM
@Ducky: Oo Everyone except me were writing in human's age years for their characters? Ok...
And don't forget about cameo of one famous character, or he would bite your tail! XD

@Rain: Anyway, yeah, 3,5 years would be too young, 5-6 is nice! :)
And hey, I noticed that your character, despite there were longneck's assholes who did villainous thing to her, she still was adopted not only by other species' family, but also was truly loved by them. Hmm, and since there are characters who extremely fears, bewares, or hates other species and THEIR OWN(!) species' herds, adults and families... I believe her experience in being saved and adopted by nice family would help other in some way.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: XxRainTheSwimmerxX on March 09, 2018, 10:09:46 PM
Thank you all for helping me out with my character! She's finally ready to go and be brought to life! I cannot WAIT to start rping her and having her develop more! As soon as I get the all clear to post, it's show time for Leafie~
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on March 11, 2018, 08:34:30 PM
yeah, the age she has now is alright. :)

@Sneak A very good thought! Despite her traumatic experience, she still has more inter-species experiences than most other characters in play. I could imagine Lizzie making her realize that she's still been loved and treated well by those who took her in at some point.


Btw, what do you all think about everyone having to cross a huge rift in order to reach the oasis?
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: XxRainTheSwimmerxX on March 11, 2018, 11:00:09 PM
Ohhh I like that idea! It would be a fun to see how each character would cross it haha. I imagine Leafie would find a safe way to climb down and then try to climb up the other side but fail miserably and keep landing on her behind XD. Since she loves climbing so much, and she would be very stubborn about it until the others convinced her that trying to climb up from where she is, isn't going to work haha
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on March 12, 2018, 10:19:29 AM
Well, I could see some good arguments about whether to climb or walk around it :smile
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: XxRainTheSwimmerxX on March 13, 2018, 08:43:11 PM
I am ready to roleplay now~!
Though I need to know exactly what's going on right now and where everyone is. So I don't mess up the time and location!
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on March 14, 2018, 08:13:00 AM
I did not make a map of the area east of the starting locations most of us had. My group is now just some distance away from the edge of the map, many days of travel still away of the oasis where the two groups are going to meet.

Your starting point could be a little closer to the oasis and we might just stumble upon you in a cave at some point of our journey?

Oh and to know what's going on just read the last couple posts if you haven't already, yep yep yep
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: XxRainTheSwimmerxX on March 14, 2018, 03:18:38 PM
Okay! I'll make sure to do that!
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: XxRainTheSwimmerxX on March 25, 2018, 11:57:50 PM
Hey guys! Leafie is about to make her grand entrance! However I am currently applying for a job. If I land this job I won't be available to rp or to talk from 8 am to 4 pm. Sorry for any inconvenience!
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on March 26, 2018, 12:50:39 AM
No worries! This is not a super fast-paced RP, usually it takes a day or two for people to make replies :smile
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on March 26, 2018, 07:50:16 PM
or a week... :P

Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: rhombus on April 24, 2018, 12:50:31 AM
Currently Buko is focused on running for his life, so unless someone points out to him what the threehorn is doing he will not change his course much.  A word from someone else in the group might cause him to reconsider his course of action, however.
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Hypno on April 27, 2018, 10:08:21 PM
Should I be the one to end the chase when it ends, or...?
Title: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on May 03, 2018, 06:53:29 AM
Jorrdy and I are finally making quick progress haha :DD
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on June 06, 2018, 04:33:45 PM
So, is everyone here on the new forum? Can posting resume?
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: rhombus on June 06, 2018, 04:36:16 PM
I am here and ready to resume.  :yes I think that I was waiting on the swimmer to respond to Wyoh's last statement before making another Buko post.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: rhombus on June 08, 2018, 02:21:23 PM
Alright, so based upon the last post I think that we (the fastrunners-swimmer group) might have an opportunity for a jump cut to the river if everyone thinks that is justified. As the thing that remains now is the threehorn to survive his escape with or without further help and eventually grouping back with us.
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Post by: DarkWolf91 on June 09, 2018, 07:25:59 PM
That sounds good to me :smile
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Post by: Horizon on June 10, 2018, 12:28:43 PM
I've been doing some catching-up, and this looks like a good plan to me as well! I may try to finally bring in my character shortly.
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Post by: Sovereign on June 12, 2018, 03:40:08 PM
That's a nice idea but I think Slash needs another post before I can continue my storyline.
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Post by: Hypno on June 17, 2018, 04:11:25 PM
That's a nice idea but I think Slash needs another post before I can continue my storyline.

I haven't decided to post yet until the main characters figure out a way to help Rinen. I was thinking of meeting your character after they get away.
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Post by: Sovereign on June 17, 2018, 04:40:26 PM
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I haven't decided to post yet until the main characters figure out a way to help Rinen.

They decided already to leave me die all alone in the cave. :cry I thought it'd be better if Slash took the next step to either find or lose Rinen for good so I could move forward and find the others again. The threehorn is hiding from Slash at the moment, after all.
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Post by: Hypno on June 21, 2018, 06:30:08 PM
...I made a mistake with that last post. I thought it was Sneak I was replying to.

Well okay. I suppose I'll have to have Slash lose you somehow. I don't wanna kill your character, so I'll have to lose you for now considering I haven't been able to crush you with the rocks nor run you down afterwards.
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Post by: Ducky123 on June 22, 2018, 01:43:29 AM
That is probably best if noone dies... yet :P
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Post by: DarkWolf91 on June 22, 2018, 09:28:18 PM
Heheh sorry to Rinen... if the Fastrunners had seen a way to help him without dying they probably would have, but they're too practical to go rushing in madly :p
Though I imagine this will probably lead to some interesting character conflict when they meet back up.

ALSO:
I'm about to work on the character height chart for reference, so if everyone who wants to be included could give me the height and size of their characters as compared to other characters in the Land Before Time series, I'd appreciate that :smile I'll be updating this comment with the heights/sizes that I already have.

So far:

Aquarius - Slightly larger than Ducky

Lizzie - About the same size as Littlefoot (estimated as roughly 120-150cm tall, 300cm long)

Shade - A bit smaller than Pterano

Slash - About the size of the Sharptooth (I think this is what you said, let me know if I'm wrong :p )

Buko - About the same size as Ruby

Wyoh - A head or so taller than Ruby

Rinen - Noticeably larger than Cera, about 1/5th the size of a fully grown threehorn

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Post by: Hypno on June 22, 2018, 10:18:39 PM

Slash - About the size of the Sharptooth (I think this is what you said, let me know if I'm wrong :p )
Yup, about the same size (thought maybe slightly longer), Carcharodontosaurus rivalled the T. rex in length.
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Post by: The Lone Dragon on July 01, 2018, 10:52:04 PM
Well I think the next scene should feature Aquarius, Buko and Wyoh arriving and reuniting with Rinen by the river. From what I gather the forest that they are in is in the direction of the dead forest that Lizzie and Samara were in and I was thinking that perhaps this could be the greenest extension of the dead forest before it actually begins to appear dead (Perhaps that part should be an area where there is hardly any water). Also regarding Samara and Lizzie, an idea of how they could meet up with the other group could be getting turned around by a dust storm in the desert and ending up back in the dead forest to meet up with the others. What do you guys think?
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Post by: rhombus on July 02, 2018, 12:48:40 AM
That sounds good to me.  :yes Unfortunately the next three days are going to be chaotic for me (I have to administer lab practicals and lecture exams and then on Wednesday it is Independence Day with the usual celebrations) so it will be a bit before I can make a post.  I could build off of your post, Lone Dragon, or Darkwolf's post if either of you wanted to make the initial posting for the slight scene change to the river.
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Post by: Ducky123 on July 02, 2018, 04:23:45 PM
Haven't really been following what you guys were doing and jorrdy is constantly busy haha

I thought we'd only meet at the oasis but I'm open to ideas. A sandstorm might make us accidently bump into each other but we'd have to fine tune the timing as jorrdy and I have some plans of our own as far as character development is concerned and we'd have to get through that first. I really hope that we can pick up speed soon, one of us is always busy.
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Post by: rhombus on July 30, 2018, 06:35:33 PM
Um... just checking where is Buko relative to Wyoh right now?  Whether he can hear and see what is going on will affect how he reacts to what is going on.
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Post by: DarkWolf91 on July 30, 2018, 08:38:54 PM
I imagine that he isn't too far away, just out of sight from Rinen's angle due to the vegetation. Definitely within hearing range of an angry threehorn, haha.
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Post by: rhombus on August 01, 2018, 01:20:13 AM
Well, Wyoh and Rinen's reunion is going well.  :p I am going to hold off on posting Buko's response until I get some idea of what happens next, as Buko's distance will not allow for immediate aid to Wyoh. If I might make a suggestion, however, considering her speed and the sudden reaction (which could surprise Rinen) I think the most likely outcome here is an escape - in which case Buko will follow her and try to check on her general health and make sure that the threehorn is well behind them.  Buko is quite confused right now and is operating on instinct so he is going to rally around the pack, so to speak.
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Post by: Hypno on August 10, 2018, 08:58:45 PM
I'm ready for Sneak's character's introduction; hopefully he can come up with a post as a response to mine. Slash is going to meet Shade soon.
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Post by: Sovereign on August 11, 2018, 03:20:37 PM
Sounds good, Hypno. As for Rinen's continuation, I guess he'll soon regret his attack on Wyoh as he meets Aquarius but I doubt this parting of the ways with Buko and Wyoh will be a long one. Should we have some kind of reconciliation scene sometime soon or do Slash and Shade force us back together (though that could be a bit underwhelming development)?
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Post by: rhombus on August 11, 2018, 05:48:36 PM
I think events forcing us back together might be a more believable situation at this point.  A possibility in that regard is Buko and Wyoh looking for the swimmer and (upon seeing the swimmer and the threehorn reunite?) perhaps having the two fastrunners consider their options.
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Post by: Horizon on August 21, 2018, 11:50:46 AM
If everyone's ready, I think I'd like to introduce Orsur soon. Looks like you're working on getting the group back together, which would be the perfect opportunity for me to bring him in. However before I do so, I'd just like to clarify- where are we right now? I assume we haven't gone far from the coast.
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Post by: rhombus on August 22, 2018, 10:42:06 PM
@Horizon

I can't seem to find the map at the moment, but I believe we are closer to the shore now.  We (the fastrunners, the tempermental threehorn, the swimmer, and the sharptooth who wants us for dinner) are currently in an area where some hills and bluffs overlook a shallow stream. So perhaps 50 miles away from the shore?
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Post by: Ducky123 on September 28, 2018, 05:15:46 AM
I haven't really been following the other group's development over the past few weeks, how far are you in the story?

Focussing on my fanfics has lead to me neglecting the RP a little a lot but I do intend to get back into it. However, it might not be immediately since I've recieved word that @Littlefoot505 is interested in joining the RP and naturally it might make more sense if he joined with my group thus. Until he confirms his participation and develops a character, jorrdy and I will continue at a slow pace (and jorrdy may be inhibited from posting at times due to exams) as to give him a fair chance to develop his character before we arrive at the oasis. We had some stuff planned but there's only so much you can do in a group of two anti-social and depressed/traumatized children :DD

Anyway, just a heads up that I haven't forgotten about it :yes
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Post by: Sneak on September 28, 2018, 07:34:53 AM
Can I ask something: can I make first couple of post with my character made not from his POV, but from nature/narrator's POV in first post, and from different character's (not from main cast) POV in second post?
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Post by: DarkWolf91 on September 28, 2018, 12:34:50 PM
I don't speak for everyone, but that sounds fine to me! It might be an interesting way to introduce him :smile
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Post by: Ducky123 on September 28, 2018, 06:46:18 PM
Go for it Sneak :)
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Post by: Sneak on October 10, 2018, 02:07:21 PM
Also, I want to inform:

I plan to draw one picture as addition to every my new post in this roleplay (if I ever make a single post there... гг). That's what I planned since the first days I decided to join this project.
Due to my shitty skills and wasting time I couldn't start to draw anything, but today I thought and decided to start evolve my drawing skills, and this project can help me with it.
So, if everything will go according to original plan, each my post would contain text + picture. If it ever will... :sducky

wish me as much inspiration as possible, please. :)
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Post by: rhombus on October 14, 2018, 01:22:48 AM
@Horizon

I am a bit unsure of how to proceed.  Should I have Buko respond to the developments from the leaf-eaters, or should I wait to allow Horizon's character a chance to make an entrance?
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Post by: The Lone Dragon on October 27, 2018, 01:48:24 AM
I think that perhaps you should respond the leafeaters Rhombus cause the RP is going nowhere at the moment and I don't think Horizon is ready to get his character in, perhaps after the next few exchanges he can introduce his character to the group.
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Post by: rhombus on October 27, 2018, 10:12:53 AM
Alright, I will try to have something up tomorrow.  I have a full schedule today with Halloween festivities.

On a related note, does anyone here know how to contact with Horizon?  I left him a message here about the prompt challenge a few months ago and a mention here about the RP and never got a response to either one.
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Post by: rhombus on October 29, 2018, 01:29:18 AM
Alright, posted.  I wanted to leave this open for a possible resolution of where we are going to go as a group, and, additionally let Buko's veneer crack ever so slightly.
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Post by: rhombus on November 03, 2018, 02:04:29 PM
@Horizon @DarkWolf91 @Sneak @Sovereign

Alright, so what is the next move, guys?  Buko has a post up, but I am unsure of what Horizon is doing.  Perhaps we can get the conversation moving along towards a tentative peace and then have them meander in the area so that the other group can catch up to us?
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Post by: rhombus on November 13, 2018, 10:49:10 AM
Bumping.  I think it is the turn of either @Sovereign or @The Lone Dragon .  I just don't want this RP to grind to a halt.
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Post by: Sovereign on November 13, 2018, 10:59:56 AM
I believe TLD should go next. After all, it's decision time for Aquarius after the three others have made their statements about his earlier doubts.
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Post by: Ducky123 on December 21, 2018, 01:49:24 AM
Hey, so I've talked to Jordy and he will quit the role play due to lack of time. He'll make sure to give Samara a proper end though so we do not need to cover plot holes.

Now that will leave Lizzie all alone again and I advocate that we find another player to introduce a new character. I already have a rough character concept in mind which would contrast greatly with my Lizzie character, however it'd be mighty stupid to play that character myself  :bolt
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Post by: rhombus on December 21, 2018, 01:50:22 AM
Hey, so I've talked to Jordy and he will quit the role play due to lack of time. He'll make sure to give Samara a proper end though so we do not need to cover plot holes.

Now that will leave Lizzie all alone again and I advocate that we find another player to introduce a new character. I already have a rough character concept in mind which would contrast greatly with my Lizzie character, however it'd be mighty stupid to play that character myself  :bolt

If no one else wants to play such a character then I can do so.  My main concern would be any interactions between the new character and Buko in the future.
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Post by: Sneak on December 21, 2018, 04:10:20 AM
It's sad too see one of character was left like this... :(

Hmm, since this roleplay is quite mature... Maybe we can ask Jordy for sure - does he really wants character to leave the group in very close future, to die in some way (what a plot sad twist that fits general atmosphere of roleplay), or would like to see his character alive (with actual plans about its future), and transfer control to other forum user, like Rhombus said?

It would be fair.
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Post by: Sovereign on December 21, 2018, 02:52:15 PM
It's never fun to lose a player after all this time. In any case, I'm not that confident we need a new character (unless new members want to join, that is). After all, the time is ripe for Lizzie to join the rest of us. :^^spike
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Post by: The Lone Dragon on December 21, 2018, 08:03:38 PM
A pity that Jordy can't keep playing. If Samara is going to depart then perhaps it should be by the talons of Shade, I don't believe he has been introduced, so this might be a good moment for him to enter the story and as I suggested before a sandstorm could push Lizzie back to the forest where she meets up with the others.

Also if it's okay with everyone and especially Jordy I could take Samara for the rest of the RP that she is still in it if that's ok with you guys.
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Post by: Sneak on December 22, 2018, 04:19:36 AM
Shade was planned to come from the far west, from the opposite direction, very slowly moving along the border between devastating area and dessert, so I dunno...
sigh, poor Samara... Hope she won't die insuch way and Jordy wants her alive and transfer to some other player.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on December 25, 2018, 01:04:47 PM
Well, Jordy said he wanted to play her until her death scene.   :thinking

Yes, technically we are fine without a replacement but it'd be nicer if I didn't have to develop Lizzie in a monologue. I had a few rough ideas for character development but with Samara gone I could scrap them completely until everyone meets. Lizzie would ust coninue to be the odd one out if she joins the group who already know each other a little...  :oops

A sandstorm could also be fine instrument to introduce such a character.  :thinking
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Post by: Sovereign on December 27, 2018, 03:06:06 PM
I already asked about it on Discord but it seems like the scene with our group is about to end. Should we do a brief timeskip to the evening, next day (for example) or does someone have any ideas on how the plot should continue from now on?
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Post by: Sovereign on January 06, 2019, 03:16:00 PM
Bump?
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Post by: Ducky123 on January 08, 2019, 07:39:28 AM
I'm not involved with your group yet so I'm unsure what to suggest :confused

Jordy and I are finally working on Samara's end at least.
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Post by: rhombus on January 08, 2019, 11:40:07 AM
I would suggest that a jump cut might be a good idea for our group.  I just think that perhaps one of us (perhaps DarkWolf) should summarize the thoughts of their character before having the "fade" to a new area.
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Post by: Ducky123 on January 09, 2019, 09:40:13 AM
How close would you be to the oasis where we are supposed to meet?
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Post by: Sovereign on January 09, 2019, 02:59:12 PM
I don't think that matters too much. After all, we can just skip to that scene should we want to. :p However, I wonder if we should have some scene before that so that Rinen and the fastrunners aren't anymore about to get rid of each other when we meet Lizzie? :lol Either idea works for me.
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Post by: Ducky123 on January 09, 2019, 10:12:50 PM
I'd certainly like to have some time to develop her a little more so that'd be fine with me :)
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Post by: Sovereign on January 12, 2019, 03:31:38 PM
So, in that case, what kind of scene should we have before meeting up with Lizzie? Another encounter with Slash or something else?
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Post by: Ducky123 on January 13, 2019, 06:32:11 AM
Maybe there could be some kind of big event that'd affect both parties, like a sandstorm to add some more hardship to their story and also provide me with something to work with as I try to get Lizzie towards the oasis, otherwise it might be quite boring to write her if nothing happens :P
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Post by: Sovereign on January 13, 2019, 04:27:14 PM
That could be an idea. We've had a tsunami already so maybe a sandstorm could work as the next natural catastrophe.
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Post by: Sneak on January 13, 2019, 05:38:16 PM
I wanna see more big/medium/little catastrophes and other obstacles during characters' journey, of course they would give us moments of "action", hardship, characters' development and etc.
BUT - I think it's too early to place sandstorm or something else right now or in nearest future. It's not too long ago we had the biggest tsunami ever heard, and as I understand, we still have a loooooong journey ahead, after oasis, after characters meeting.
Maybe... let's keep sandstorm for future? :)

What I think - right now, you have quite unique landscape to pass through - deserts, flooded areas, chasms, small forests... And all this is placed just right here. Before reaching oasis, you have endless possibilities to describe journey these unique lands. :) Land before time is not only catastrophes and attacks of sharpteeth, I believe there's more stuff.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on January 14, 2019, 03:58:33 AM
I was thinking about having to overcome a big crack in the landscape similar to the one seen in LBT 1. Maybe I should do that  :thinking

Thank you for the inspiration  :olittlefoot
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Post by: rhombus on January 14, 2019, 09:13:47 AM
I was thinking about having to overcome a big crack in the landscape similar to the one seen in LBT 1. Maybe I should do that  :thinking

Thank you for the inspiration  :olittlefoot

That sounds like a good idea.  Perhaps the other group (Buko, Wyoh, etc.) should encounter the crack from some distance away? And, if so, who wants to do the jump cut to us encountering the crack?  If I were to post then it would be double-posting for Buko for my group.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on January 14, 2019, 03:03:03 PM
I've been waiting to do my next post for a while now so I can do the transition scene if that's okay. But one last question, should I wrap the last scene as well as initiate the next one in the same post?
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: rhombus on January 14, 2019, 08:51:17 PM
I've been waiting to do my next post for a while now so I can do the transition scene if that's okay. But one last question, should I wrap the last scene as well as initiate the next one in the same post?

I would be fine with either option.  If you just end the scene with your transition then I (or someone else) could begin the next scene with Buko staring at the chasm or something.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: rhombus on January 20, 2019, 03:37:07 AM
I posted a transition to a few days later for our group (as I think we agreed to but I am not sure  :thinking), but I can modify the post if anyone thinks it does not fit.  Likewise, I can also delete it and post it or a modified form later if we want the other groups to deal with some things first before making a jump cut.  Just keep me informed.  :)
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on January 21, 2019, 12:56:14 AM
Looks good to me! Sorry I've been MIA, took an accelerated class over the winter and it really knocked me out x.x
Should be able to get a post up soon!
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Post by: rhombus on February 08, 2019, 02:25:24 PM
Bump?
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on February 08, 2019, 05:53:06 PM
I made the second to last post so I thought that maybe some other player would want to post next.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on February 09, 2019, 01:05:53 AM
Replied, finally. I didn't mention Aquarius, I figured that TLD can decide who he's riding on :D
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: The Lone Dragon on February 26, 2019, 09:53:12 PM
I have a possible idea for the next scene with the mixed group of leafeaters and omnivores. Keep in mind that these are just suggestion for the plot. First is that perhaps it would be an interesting idea to have Slash come out and harass them across the giant crack.

Second and both of these points could be done. Is we introduce Orsur to the group. Horizon posted a while back when the group had just escaped Slash and it implied that he was really close to the group, perhaps even following them and either he choses to reveal himself or Slash forced him to reveal himself. Of course this is all depended on whether Horizon actually posts and becomes a little more active in the RP.

The last point is that perhaps the forest on the other side of the crack could be the dead forest where Lizzie had been. So what do you guys think, anyone want to give these ideas a go?
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on February 28, 2019, 08:59:11 PM
lizzie kinda started in a similar area where everyone else started. The crack we'll have to cross is a different one, I guess. You guys already moved a little from your starting point, didn't you  (Haven't been following what's going on recently since it's not affecting my character yet :P)
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on March 01, 2019, 04:19:08 PM
Of course, those ideas make sense, TLD, but I wouldn't bet on Horizon rejoining this rp again. But as for your second idea, it would be quite nice if we'd soon start to approach Lizzie so that the Gang will finally be together.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on March 07, 2019, 09:18:33 AM
Actually guys if both parties are going to end up facing this crack in the landscape what about abandoning the original plan and have Lizzie merge with you guys there? Maybe she could end up saving someone's behind falling to their death or something like that...

Samara will soon be dead and I really don't want to write a long Monologe for her
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: The Lone Dragon on March 30, 2019, 01:41:14 AM
Going to have to bump this up. I would have thought that Buko or Wyoh would have had something to say about Aquarius's idea.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: rhombus on March 30, 2019, 12:38:03 PM
Going to have to bump this up. I would have thought that Buko or Wyoh would have had something to say about Aquarius's idea.

I was waiting on Wyoh's response before Buko has another post. I think this is a logical point for her to say something as Buko is a bit flustered at the moment in the scene. @DarkWolf91
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Post by: DarkWolf91 on April 03, 2019, 11:19:49 PM
Yikes! Sorry guys, I let time get away from me. I'll definitely get a post in this weekend!
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on April 07, 2019, 11:36:17 AM
On that note, jorrdy and I finally managed to coordinate the final steps to Samara's tragic end :P

So, I guess Lizzie is going to bumb into you guys eventually. I'll try to make a few posts so I'll be there soon. Still would like to hear your thoughts on my idea from a month ago lol
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on April 07, 2019, 08:40:09 PM
In response to the 'meeting at the crack' idea, it sounds good to me!
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Anagnos on June 03, 2019, 02:12:55 PM
I thought about joining this roleplay. I already have a character made up. Just thought I'd come here and introduce myself in this section before making an actual post. :)
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on June 03, 2019, 04:51:08 PM
That's great to hear, Anagnos! I'm perfectly happy with another player so unless others object, I'd advise you to introduce your character! :)littlefoot
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: rhombus on June 03, 2019, 06:05:22 PM
I would certainly welcome you to the RP if the others have no objections.  :)littlefoot You might want to introduce your idea for a character in this discussion thread first, however, so that we can see how best to introduce him or her into the roleplay and add your character to the list. Right now, if memory serves me correctly, we have two groups of leaf-eater and omnivore characters who are eventually going to converge and a few sharpteeth lurking about.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Anagnos on June 04, 2019, 04:19:19 AM
I reckon that I need to post the necessary information about my character here, like appearance, personality and such? If so, I can definitely do that before making the first post about my character (which I already have done, btw, but if people here have better ideas about how to introduce my character, fire away). I'm still quite new to roleplaying on this scale. I have experience about this sort of thing, but it has been years since I did something like this and even then it was mildly mediocre compared to this. But I'm going to hold out with my posts until I get confirmation from everyone that they have no objections to me joining and also to gather every possible vital information concerning this particular roleplay. It also gives me a chance to modify paragraphs before publishing. Thank you both for the warm welcome, I appreciate it very much. :)littlefoot
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on June 09, 2019, 10:34:00 PM
I certainly have no objections!

And yes Anagnos, it would be best if you posted your character info here first. If you look on the fist page of this thread, you can see a list of all of the current characters to get an idea of the kind of info we'd like to see.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Anagnos on June 10, 2019, 07:28:58 AM
Well, here's my character info. :)

Name: Nyero

Sex: Male

Species: Troodon or hidden runner

Age: Around 6

Family: Nyero has a mother, father, two brothers and one sister.

Appearance: Long-legged, bipedal with green/blue skin and elaborate patterning. He has a bright blue eyes.

Personality: Nyero is very timid individual and has a hard time trusting people he doesn't know well and is not comfortable around with. He often liked to isolate himself from others, even from his own siblings. He prefers to spend time alone, but is usually friendly towards those he portrays as his friends. He can also be very protective over those he cares about, such as his own family.

Backstory: Since losing his entire family to a sharptooth attack, he is now struggling to survive alone in the hellish landscape of the Mysterious Beyond. This incident has caused him to resent almost any carnivore he encounters. Before this tragic encounter he was more sociable to be around. After the demises of his entire family, he has shied away from such matters almost entirely. Throughout his life he has been picked on by some children for being a loner, and while his parents attempted to usher him to spend more time with others and not just his own siblings, he has had a very hard time to do just that. Not only because he hasn't been well received among some individuals, but he also prefers to choose his friends meticulously.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on June 19, 2019, 04:23:03 PM
I'm living on a rock, I see this only now  :opetrie

This opens a few questions. How do you want to join our group? Lizzie hasn't met the others yet but I don't think a troodon would fit in with her, much rather with our beloved fastbiters :P

On that note, I meant to make a post today but I simply have to read through everything in order to interact with everyone correctly once I meet them. I just haven't read any of the other character's part since around page 4 or so... 3 hours of reading today and I only barely ended up on page 5 lol
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Anagnos on June 19, 2019, 04:44:45 PM
I'm open to any suggestions people might have about how my character will eventually join with the main group.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on June 20, 2019, 09:12:28 PM
I recognize it's my turn to post for our group- just wanted to let everyone know I'll take care of that soon, been a bit busy :oops
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Anagnos on June 23, 2019, 01:15:38 PM
Would it be a good idea to post the introduction part of my character before we move on? In any case, I will refrain from posting anything for a while until I know that this will be okay for everyone.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Anagnos on June 26, 2019, 03:34:03 AM
Well, since I haven't heard any objections in two days, I'm just going to post the intro to my character in the RP now.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Sovereign on June 28, 2019, 02:41:18 PM
Alright, that was a decent opening post and a fitting introduction for Nyero. Now, it seems more than fitting that he'd join our group soon enough as there are no other options that would make sense in this rp. I'd perhaps say that both Lizzie and Nyero should meet us at roughly at the same time (and in the same scene probably unknowing of each other) as going through many major introduction scenes in a row would take a very long time.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on July 10, 2019, 05:37:58 PM
Yeah that sounds good
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: UnionRags123 on July 15, 2019, 11:54:17 AM
If there was a “Chomper-like” character in this role play...wouldn’t that make Chomper actually Chomper 2.0 and the role play Chomper 1.0?

Since this role play seems to be set before LBT II: Great Valley Adventure  :lol
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on July 15, 2019, 06:15:37 PM
Strictly speaking it is completely unrelated to the events of the movies :lol
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: StardustSoldier on September 09, 2019, 11:46:50 PM
Are there any open slots for this RP, and/or anyone who's inactive and needs someone to take over for their character? I ask because I am interested in participating.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on September 10, 2019, 04:16:58 PM
since this is the kind of story where everyone plays an OC, it's a very open story where everyone can easily join or leave at any given time. Feel free to create your own OC and join us. Maybe you could team up with anagnos' character for a bit until I finally continue Lizzie's story :sducky:
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Anagnos on September 11, 2019, 09:16:18 AM
Now that the topic was brought up, what is our plan to advance the roleplay and get it rolling again? I am aware that Sovereign posted earlier but how will we carry on with our characters? If my memory serves me correctly, someone suggested that Nyero and Lizzie team up until they meet the rest of the group.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: StardustSoldier on September 12, 2019, 01:07:53 AM

since this is the kind of story where everyone plays an OC, it's a very open story where everyone can easily join or leave at any given time. Feel free to create your own OC and join us. Maybe you could team up with anagnos' character for a bit until I finally continue Lizzie's story :sducky:
Hmm, okay. I didn't realize that. I need to come up with an OC then...
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on September 17, 2019, 08:48:42 AM
I'm still 3 pages behind on reading what's been happening to the other group. Given that we now have 2 more participants, I think we should group them up with Lizzie indeed and leave the final meeting of both groups to that oasis scene I had suggested at the very beginning of the RP.

I'll try to post this week for sure, feeling rather inspired at the moment.

@StardustSoldier Most of us went for a rather dark backstory. Personally, what this RP still lacks is a Ducky type of character who is more cheerful than is good for her sometimes with obvious repercussions. I think a character with such a personality who has also had a lot of setbacks in their life to deal with might be an interesting addition but that's just an idea. :^^spike
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: StardustSoldier on September 18, 2019, 12:13:01 AM
^I'll mull things over a little more, but I do like that idea. I'll probably go with something like that.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Anagnos on September 18, 2019, 03:29:03 AM
The problem with that plan is that multiple posts explaining how they got together might take some time and it's about time we got this roleplay running again.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on September 18, 2019, 08:35:16 AM
Maybe we can speed write a couple posts this weekend to get it over with. Both of you seem to be around in the morning|noon my time (and Stardust is a night owl :^^spike so we might be able to get that done and discuss a few ideas for our group at the same time (maybe using discord since it's gonna be quicker)
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Anagnos on September 18, 2019, 09:20:32 AM
Meh, weekend sounds fine, but I could probably even be able to post something before but no promises.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on September 18, 2019, 09:32:34 AM
I'd prefer the weekend personally since I'll need some time to get back into the swing of things. I'm already taking care of my weekly writing during the week so I can focus on the roleplays over the weekend.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on September 21, 2019, 07:47:39 AM
@Anagnos @StardustSoldier

I've caught up reading now. The other group has crossed the ravine and I was thinking that Lizzie should meet both of you as she tries to climb into the crack. We'd somehow find a way up or follow the river until it flows into the ocean where they could escape. I just feel using the bridge the other group has forged feels a bit too easy.

What are your thoughts on this?
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on September 25, 2019, 06:48:09 AM
@StardustSoldier Are you gonna join us right away or should Lizzie and Niero join together first with you catching up as soon as we reach the crack (perhaps offering a good suggestion as for where to go from there!) I'll plan my response accordingly.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: StardustSoldier on September 25, 2019, 11:08:03 AM
@Ducky123 I'll join you guys right away.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on September 25, 2019, 11:33:19 AM
alright :)
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Ducky123 on September 28, 2019, 07:35:42 AM
I'll write my next post this weekend but before I do I'd like to raise a question.

I've been talking to LeventeII recently since he's released his first story and I've been wondering if a roleplay might be the best way to practise his writing. He seemed interested to try roleplaying so I'd like to ask if any of you would mind having an unexperienced writer like him join us (and perhaps help a little and give advice whenever it's due)? This roleplay is perfect since he has to play an original character which is a great way to learn working with characters and develop them etc.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: Anagnos on September 28, 2019, 09:23:07 AM
I have nothing against Levente joining us on this roleplay. I agree that it could give him the much needed experience to improve in creative writing and I am willing to give tips if needed. :)
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: StardustSoldier on September 28, 2019, 12:57:26 PM
Yes, I'm totally okay with Levente joining. It'd be great to have another member participate.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: DarkWolf91 on September 28, 2019, 02:13:28 PM
I think that's fine! I found I've been able to greatly improve my writing through RPing! As long as he understands the rules and etiquette of RPs, I don't think his level of writing skill will be a problem.
Title: Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie?
Post by: StardustSoldier on September 28, 2019, 03:23:23 PM
Also, I have a lot of writing experience, so I too could give him tips or pointers as needed.