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Interest Check Pokemon/Survivor crossover

Started by Simply Dunsparce May 6th, 2018 3:50 PM
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Simply Dunsparce

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I've been thinking about making an RP that would be a cross between Pokemon and CBS's reality show Survivor.

I'm not completely sure exactly how it will work, but I have a few ideas:
1. The season will be set somewhere in the canon Pokemon universe (I.e. Poni Island).
2. The cast will be all Pokemon.
3. Said cast will probably have a theme (i.e. all starters, Pokemon that evolve vs. Pokemon that do not evolve, Fossils vs. Eeveelutions vs. Pikachu clones)
4. There will be 16 to 24 cast members.
5. The season will be 39 days long.
6. Idols will not be included.

If you have any questions don't be afraid to ask me. This will also be the RP I've GMed so far, so wish me luck.
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hehe, good luck indeed! ik the best things a GM can be is communicative & sociable, so theres some advice.

I guess my main question would be how Survivor works, haha. from what I can infer, its elimination-based, right? like, after each round, someones booted off? how would you account for that, if a player-character gets eliminated for the show/roleplay?

Im also curious of what you have for the setup rn. why are all these Pokmon gathered for a reality show? is this like an alternate canon where Pokmon rule the world, or maybe they have like this other society that stands alongside humans??

LOL the team themes are super cute tho, maybe make them as broad as possible like this handful of egg groups vs. this other handful, or pokemon with normal anatomy & limbs vs. Pokmon with weirder abstract body types. something that the characters could be like yeah, I have stumps for arms, whatchu gonna do?? get invested in.

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hehe, good luck indeed! ik the best things a GM can be is communicative & sociable, so theres some advice.

I guess my main question would be how Survivor works, haha. from what I can infer, its elimination-based, right? like, after each round, someones booted off? how would you account for that, if a player-character gets eliminated for the show/roleplay?

Im also curious of what you have for the setup rn. why are all these Pokmon gathered for a reality show? is this like an alternate canon where Pokmon rule the world, or maybe they have like this other society that stands alongside humans??

LOL the team themes are super cute tho, maybe make them as broad as possible like this handful of egg groups vs. this other handful, or pokemon with normal anatomy & limbs vs. Pokmon with weirder abstract body types. something that the characters could be like yeah, I have stumps for arms, whatchu gonna do?? get invested in.
Yes, it is a turn based elimination system. In the early stages of the game, contestants who get eliminated from the show have no effect further on in the game. However, around the halfway point of the season when all the teams become one, castaways who get eliminated will be sent to the jury instead. On day 39 the last two or three competitors will be interviewed by the jury on the premise of which of the final few should be made the winner before the jury votes to determine the winner.

To be honest, I'm not sure yet, but it is most likely one of those two aforementioned possibilities.

I'm still not sure on the theme yet, but any suggestions might help me better determine the theme.
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Oh, I thought of another question to help you out:

How many player characters are you expecting? Individually, or per player? Sounds like there are a lot of contestants in Survivor. Would people play multiple characters? Or would use supporting/“non-playable” characters, and then could other people write for them...?

Simply Dunsparce

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Oh, I thought of another question to help you out:

How many player characters are you expecting? Individually, or per player? Sounds like there are a lot of contestants in Survivor. Would people play multiple characters? Or would use supporting/“non-playable” characters, and then could other people write for them...?
I'm hoping all the characters except for the host are player characters. I would expect some people to have multiple characters, but other than that it's fair ground.
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This sounds like a ton of fun. I'd have to research the actual Survivor show to know what I'm doing, but count me interested!

Personally I think a "biped vs. quadruped" theme would be interesting.
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Very interesting that I saw this, as I've been wanting to write some reality show stuff recently haha.

I think the main struggle you'll have with the elimination process is determining the criteria for the elimination as it goes by the challenge. Unless you're planning on emphasizing the "people vote others off" over the effects of the challenge, that is. Will you be using the challenges simply as a way to grant immunity/perks and the departing contestant is determined by voting?

Other things to look out for are arguments, fights, etc. Reality shows typically don't use long, drawn out dialogue for their arguments, so I'd recommend pushing players to do a lot of joint posts to cut down on the lengthy posts and to make the arguments feel more realistic with shorter dialogue. That being said, a lot of people tend to get involved during reality show fights, so you may end up with five or more players making one joint post - another thing to look out for.

It might serve you well to reduce the count of the players for the sake of format, honestly. I know Survivor itself usually has big casts, but typically people fall to the wayside if they aren't entertaining on camera. That's gonna be harder in a roleplay format since people tend to emphasize themselves. You could do it a la RPDR where there's only 10-14 contestants with big personalities!

Sorry for the suggestion dump! Reality shows like Survivor and The Challenge are my guilty pleasure haha.

EDIT: Oh! I almost forgot. ABSOLUTELY have every challenge made before you even post the OOC thread. You will save yourself and your players so much trouble if you know what each challenge's goals and successful/unsuccessful methods are.
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Simply Dunsparce

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Very interesting that I saw this, as I've been wanting to write some reality show stuff recently haha.

I think the main struggle you'll have with the elimination process is determining the criteria for the elimination as it goes by the challenge. Unless you're planning on emphasizing the "people vote others off" over the effects of the challenge, that is. Will you be using the challenges simply as a way to grant immunity/perks and the departing contestant is determined by voting?

Other things to look out for are arguments, fights, etc. Reality shows typically don't use long, drawn out dialogue for their arguments, so I'd recommend pushing players to do a lot of joint posts to cut down on the lengthy posts and to make the arguments feel more realistic with shorter dialogue. That being said, a lot of people tend to get involved during reality show fights, so you may end up with five or more players making one joint post - another thing to look out for.

It might serve you well to reduce the count of the players for the sake of format, honestly. I know Survivor itself usually has big casts, but typically people fall to the wayside if they aren't entertaining on camera. That's gonna be harder in a roleplay format since people tend to emphasize themselves. You could do it a la RPDR where there's only 10-14 contestants with big personalities!

Sorry for the suggestion dump! Reality shows like Survivor and The Challenge are my guilty pleasure haha.

EDIT: Oh! I almost forgot. ABSOLUTELY have every challenge made before you even post the OOC thread. You will save yourself and your players so much trouble if you know what each challenge's goals and successful/unsuccessful methods are.
Thank you, that will help me out quite a bit.

Also sometime soon I'll set up voting for themes that the show will follow.
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