Thursday, March 26, 2009

Proposal: Major Characters

Self-killed. - Devenger

Adminned at 28 Mar 2009 01:25:38 UTC

Create a new rule, titled Major Characters, with the following text:

There exist Major Characters, which are listed in the wiki page Major Characters.  Each Major Character has a name, a description, and is either Alive or Dead.  Major Characters can only be created through proposals.  When a Scripter rolls a 5 on the body count roll for a scene, they may change that scene’s body count to 1, and set a single Alive Major Character to Dead, or they can set the body count for that scene to 0 and set a single Dead Major Character to Alive. The change must be noted in the scene.

Create the following Major Characters:

Name: Hero

Description: The hero of the story.

Alive

Name: Man.

Description: Mysterious and Evil.

Alive

Heh heh heh…

Comments

Qwazukee:

03-26-2009 20:34:50 UTC

for

Klisz:

03-26-2009 20:45:03 UTC

for  This prevents what I was planning to do in Act 4 (kill off the hero).

Influenza:

03-26-2009 22:00:58 UTC

for I think tall girl should be a major character, since she can (could) throw trees!

Tiger:

03-26-2009 22:33:04 UTC

for

Darknight:

03-26-2009 22:41:56 UTC

for

arthexis:

03-27-2009 01:56:29 UTC

for  arrow

allispaul:

03-27-2009 02:35:24 UTC

for

Jeid:

03-27-2009 06:57:36 UTC

imperial I think major characters ought to be given names… or use the ones they have been given.

Rodlen:

03-27-2009 07:20:16 UTC

Hero and Man are Hero and Man.

Tall Girl is Tall Girl.

Names are not action-packed.

Josh:

03-27-2009 09:22:59 UTC

against

Kevan:

03-27-2009 09:51:29 UTC

imperial  As it stands, this doesn’t really fit with the existing rules for scene creation, cutting and continuity. If the Hero is Dead, a clever explanation can bring him back to life without contradicting the Scene that killed him, yet keeping him “Dead” on the wiki.

Maybe we need to say that Major Characters can only become dead or alive through this mechanic.

allispaul:

03-27-2009 12:11:45 UTC

Kevan brings up a good point.  The obvious way out when resuscitating a character is to claim that “they only seemed dead,” but this makes the Alive/Dead values less than specific.  If someone’s Dead, they may not be necessarily dead.

Alternatively, you have to resort to Witchcraft, which Profanes the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

As such CoV against

gill_smoke:

03-27-2009 12:45:45 UTC

against

ais523:

03-27-2009 17:45:18 UTC

against This doesn’t prevent people killing characters in a scene description, without killing them on the wiki.

Igthorn:

03-27-2009 18:35:44 UTC

imperial

Qwazukee:

03-27-2009 20:14:10 UTC

CoV against

Rodlen:

03-28-2009 00:46:22 UTC

Making improved version.

Rodlen:

03-28-2009 00:48:45 UTC

against Self Killing (Not Suicide)