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The_Bard
08/30/2005 4:32 PM

Right now I'm just wondering if anyone has seen this movie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0238380/), and if anyone besides me and Crazed would be interested in starting an RP based on it. It would be set in the events happening right after Equilibrium, the overthrow of the government, Rebels against Clerics, etc... The Fall of Libria. Do we have any takers?

Black_Plague
08/30/2005 6:30 PM

I've been looking for an excuse to rent that. I'm in. What kind of technology are we talking about?

Crazed
08/30/2005 9:47 PM

If I know what you mean, we're looking at a future much like the present. The primary weapons where guns and swords. They used alot of weapon techniques, ima rent it again.

The_Bard
08/30/2005 11:25 PM

Well, the director didn't focus too much on technology. The Clerics used their guns and a few times japanese-looking swords.

"The gun katas. Through analysis of thousands of recorded gunfights, the Cleric has determined that the geometric distribution of antagonists in any gun battle is a statistically predictable element. The gun kata treats the gun as a total weapon, each fluid position representing a maximum kill zone, inflicting maximum damage on the maximum number of opponents while keeping the defender clear of the statistically traditional trajectories of return fire. By the rote mastery of this art, your firing efficiency will rise by no less than 120%. The difference of a 63% increase to lethal proficiency makes the master of the gun katas an adversary not to be taken lightly."
(Little quote from the movie.)

We won't start the RP for a while.

The_Bard
09/20/2005 1:41 PM

Ok, three people is fine but I would prefer more. At this point I'm willing to take anyone in, even if they haven't seen the movie. Of course I'd explain the setting and summarize the plot.

The movie is about a fururistic society, after a Third World War. They have decided that it is human emotions that have caused this destruction, so they create a drug called Prozium, which supresses all feelings. Everyone takes a dose of Prozium at certain times of day. There are those who disagree with this perfect "society". These rebels may hide outside Libria or sometimes live within the city itself along with everyone else. Sense offense, which includes property of art, poetry, music and such things that create emotion, is punishable by death. Those in charge of enforcing the law are the Grammaton Clerics, trained in the "gun katas" (as explained in my previous post). Life is perfect, no crime, no murder.

Hopefully I interested a couple more people. I realize the whole "oppressing-society" theme isn't exactly the most original, but this movie is worth seeing. If anyone else is interested in joining, please post.

The_Bard
10/08/2005 7:27 PM

UGH! I'm determined to create this roleplaying thread, even if I have to play it alone! Ok, maybe not so much, but I'm at the point where I'll welcome [b]anyone[/b] in to it. Crazed and Black Plague, I'll start the RP within the following week in the General Roleplaying forum under the name The Fall of Libria. Anyone at all who is even remotely interested, is more than welcome to join. You won't regret it!!!

jstabel
10/09/2005 4:40 AM

I'm new to this site, but I would like to join. I have seen this movie [b]once[/b] and I think it would be fun to rp in this setting.

Jeff

Balthazar_Estat
10/10/2005 5:37 AM

I'm in, its an awesome film. I love how they make guns a good weapon again. I like how there is finaly more skill in using it.

[b]Logun Dysart[/b].

Aaron
10/17/2005 1:23 AM

I know the film...own the film...seen the film multiple times.

That being said, going off of the movie alone, what would be the setting? Because with the fall of Father and the rebels taking control, returning senses to the people...theres no sense offence and no need therefore for the Clerics.

Also there would be mass confusion with people who still believe in the way of Father, but with the drug factories destroyed they would have to feel and realize that humans are meant to feel. Such than the only thing for the society to do is to reestablish the arts, recreate their society, and live happily ever after without fear of feeling.


I would not mind joining if you could give a slight plot summary of where youd care to have the RP go. Only reason I ask this is because there seems to be no real motivation...gun katas are cool but when there are no enemies than there is no reason to use guns, same with swords. The entire fight was to be able to free humanity to beable to feel again and that was achieved so there is no reason for any peoples to try and rebel. Like I said, just wondering...if you can fill that in for me abit than Id concider joining but at this point it seems like something that will be a waste due to lack of substance.

The_Bard
10/17/2005 2:01 PM

Just in case, the RP has already begun in the General Roleplaying forum as [i]Fall of Libria[/i].

I believe you forget that Equilibrium (the building) was filled with doses of Prozium for those who lose their doses, so even if the factories were destroyed, there would still be people who could manage to continue dosing and maybe even fight back the Resistance. A battle is inevitable. Also, if you think about it, the people would stop dosing and feel anger towards the Resistance for taking their dose without realizing that humans are meant to feel because they wouldn't have felt happiness and such. The RP takes place right after the movie and would be the last stage to the Resistance's triumph.

Aaron
10/17/2005 11:27 PM

hmmm...I think Id sit this one out...for what I understood in the movie was that the Resistance had each thing planned out so there would be no fight.. Strike and thats it...no need for anger. But by all means yall have fun.

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