There is a girl that I would like you to conquer.
- Dokurou Skull, Standard Spirit Squad buddy contractual wording.The Capture rate is still 3%?!
- Various, Netherworld Constitutional Ministry, Far East BranchA man of wisdom avoids dangerous 3D girls. It's best not to get involved.
- Fallen God, admin of a popular web site about Galge.
Hell is done for...
Hell has seen a massive breakout of spirits that have escaped to the world of humans, Earth. Members of the Runaway Spirit Squad, demons sent to recapture the escaped spirits are given devices that let them easily divine where the spirits are hiding. But things aren't easy for the Spirit Squad, because the Escaped Spirits have learned to hide in the most unassailable of places: gaps in the hearts of human girls.
The spirits can only be ejected by filling these gaps, which is where the buddy comes in. It is humanity that best understands its own kind, so demons contract themselves to buddies, working together as a team to free the world of an evil power, one girl at a time.
But even among the rank and file of the Spirit Squad, there are many who know the truth, that there are powerful demons working towards their failure, to overthrow the current state of peace and to restore power to an old evil.
Welcome to the the forum RPG for The World God Only Knows!
Create a new Character
To make a character, please follow the instructions shown in the Character Resubmission thread.
This RPG is a forum role play game. Players will express their Characters' actions through making forum posts here on this thread. All interactions with your Character, other Characters NPCs and the environments and surroundings of Maijima City are expressed through your written word. Tell the story of your character as they win the hearts of girls and banish evil from the world!
Whatever you write, remember at all times that this is a game. A character's personality need not reflect their player's. Attacks and betrayals in game are not real life attacks and betrayals.
Alignment and Capture
Human characters have one aim: to rid the world of evil spirits. These spirits reside in gaps in a heart, meaning that the only way to get them out is to fill that gap up! Use any method you can think of to do so. Engage in romance or plot against their enemies. Many methods have been found to work. Human Characters grow more powerful by capturing Heroines.
Demon Characters are allowed to be aligned to New Hell or Vintage. New Hell’s Spirit Squad seeks to recapture the Escaped Spirits, to prevent them from re-establishing Old Hell. Vintage seeks to ensure Escaped Spirits can grow, and will ensure safety for the spirits they capture. Demons grows more powerful with every Escaped Spirit Captured.
Upon Capturing a Heroine, an Escaped Spirit will appear. Defeat this spirit before it escapes into another person's heart.
If a GM gives you a Task, you are free to do whatever you wish about it, but Role Play that decision also. If a Player’s lack of Role Play for a Character affects other Players, GMs may Role Play that Character on their behalf. Completing a task will restore Stat Points. Leaving a task alone has no effects.
Many things will happen in game that will affect other players or important NPCs, and each of these events will be reviewed in a GM Review post. Multiple events may be reviewed in one post, so it's important to pay attention to every one! Your GMs are: Jekroland, Vargouille and CalmlyFreed (Partial DaKatGod for Forum-Modding; pay him no special attention).
Guide-lines for Chronology:
Everybody should be abiding by a roughly similar chronology (through periods, time of day, etc.). Anybody can signal a change to a next period of time provided that a few conditions are met, so make sure that you read every post so that you aren't confused by sudden time shifts.
- If the last time change did not occur on the same page, you may change the time if nobody is posting currently.
- Note, if the last time change occurred on the last post of the last page, typically you have to wait until close to that position on the current page to change the time.
- If a 48 hour period has passed without any new posts, and you are reasonably sure that nobody is posting, or will be posting soon, you may change the time even if the last time skip was in the last page.
- Time change must be relatively minimal (start of period to end of period, for example).
- A complete agreement between GMs may result in a more major time skip (night to morning) if no posts are in progress.
- If you are currently past the time, just wait until the time catches up with you.
- If you change time periods, make it very clear that you are doing so. This post is a good example of how you should do this.
Note that these rules are a work in progress, and may be subject to change at a later date to make the RP function better.
Players are only allowed to describe actions already dictated by GMs, though you can have a bit of artistic license, within reason. For example, if an NPC is described by Vargouille as walking in the room and sitting down, you can write that the NPC walked in the room and sat down. You can also describe the gait as "swaying" or "gangly". You may not describe the NPC as "wearing a frown" or "sitting down angrily" because that relies on an emotion that may or may not be accurate to the character the GM is planning. If Vargouille described the NPC as storming in the room and sitting down, you may describe the NPC as "wearing a frown" or "sitting down angrily" because "storming in" implies anger. If the distinction seems vague, just err on the safe side. At worst, you'll just be asked to alter the offending passage. If you cannot proceed in the plot because you require GM assistance to role-play an NPC, please make an OOC (Out-of-Character) statement to that effect at the end of your post. One of the GMs will help you as soon as possible.
Two important rules
1. Do not finish capturing a heroine or escaped spirit before a GM allows it
In game, players need to decrease Heroine’s Gap Size or an Escaped Spirit’s Power to Zero before they can complete a capture. However, you are not allowed to finish a capture unless a GM allows you to do so. Characters that are allowed to finish the capture of a heroine or escaped spirit are given the "Capture Imminent!" flag by the GM.
2. Do not decommission other characters permanently
This is the 'do not kill other player characters' rule. Players are likely to form an attachment to their character, so many forum RPGs have this rule as a sign of respect for other players. While it is fine to attack other characters, players must wait for the GMs to tell of the results. Whether an attack deals significant damage is up to the target of the attack or the GMs, not the attacker.
Above all, have fun. Please enjoy the game as you fight your way across the lands of Earth and Hell, for matters of Heart and Spirit!