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evilmouse
09/12/2007 8:27 PM

Yes yes i know, when you here that you are probably wanting to shoot me or bash me in some way. But I have watched most of book one, and all of book two (( Which i think ROCKS by the way )) and I LOVE the series. I think that it is a simple yet immersing plot that is very enjoyable.

So here is my premise, we are going to RP our own version, starting with our own book one and work through the books ourselves. I plan to use the series as the base for it but we will role play our own version from start to finish. There will be a limited # of spots and it will be a first come first serve basis. We will have one person from each nation Earth, Water, Wind, and Fire (( Taken by me )). Wind will of course be the Avatar. These too are on a first come first serve basis.

Basically we are trying to protect the Avatar and help him master the four elements so that he can unite the three other nations and level out the fire nation, restoring the balance that once existed.

Now you don't have to base your characters off of the show, make your own weapons, bios, appearances, personalities, and so on. Just make them all within reason and as I hope this will be a lasting story leave room for your character to grow and improve.

Character sheets will be the following

Name: I hope this is self explanatory....
Age: Women don't lie... :P
Nation: like i said first come first serve.
Skill: How experience is your character in his element?
Weapons: If you have any, you don't necessarily have to.
Personality: Who are you?
Appearance: Whatcha look like? doesn't have to be detailed, but at least give us somthing to work off of.
Bio: Where'd ya come from?

Now, here is another thing to know... This is my first time DM'ing a game solo... I know most of you will think I'm stupid for trying to do this on my own, but i think the best way to learn is to jump right into it and get your hands dirty. If worse comes to worse it dies and I try again once I gain more experience. Now if someone who joins this wants to help me I would be VERY appreciative of it. And I am always open to some constructive criticism, just please don't be rude about it. I admit I have plenty to learn and people being rude to me isn't going to help me if anything it will discourage me.

I will be posting my Character sheet here shortly if i get any kind of a reaction.

Max
09/12/2007 8:31 PM


Yes yes i know, when you here that you are probably wanting to shoot me or bash me in some way




RAWR! *bashbashbash* RAWR!

...

Thought I oughtn't disappoint ya. :)

evilmouse
09/12/2007 8:44 PM

its always nice to know there are people out there who care enough to go out of there way just for me. :) even if it is to dissapiont me, AT LEAST YOU CARE DAMNIT! LOL

evilmouse
09/14/2007 4:07 PM

ok, as it is obvious this isn't going to capture anyones intrest, I would like to ask some questioned to improve for my next atempt, whenever that may be.

Was it:

My execution?

Lack of experience?

Plot?

Or somthing not mentioned?

Please leave feedback as I need to learn if I'm ever to improve. I just request that you don't be rude to me. I don't mind honesty as I know I'm bringing this upon myself, but there is a line between honest and rude. :)

Shigetomo
09/14/2007 5:53 PM

I think its just that fact that avatar isnt really popular

evilmouse
09/14/2007 9:56 PM

oh? Well as I'm bummed thst nobody likes it, I'm very happy it wasn't somthing I did. :)

Ne_Drac
09/22/2007 2:20 PM

I think it could work but you definetly make it more appealing. When i do take the time to get off my lazy ass and start a game i always act as if no one as ever heard about what its based off.

More information as to premise is always good.

Explain the different types of bending, strengths and weaknesses and how they differ from one another.

My best suggestion is to change the premise. Basically copying the storyline of the show and having a limited number of players can really cramp the feel of a game.

Why not have it be about a different group seperate from the avatar and their adventures that follow alongside that of the shows main tv story.

Just a thought but I am just the janitor after all.

evilmouse
09/22/2007 10:54 PM

Hmmm... Thatis a great philosophy to go by. Thank you for the advice, I think I will do that. I think I will try the Avatar thing again sometime, but I will definatley do it better. And perhaps I might get a better response than a good bashing.

Kalia_Majere
09/23/2007 7:28 AM

well I might be inerested... as long as I can play the avatar ;) A female version of Ang would be interesting :P (( I don't remember them stating anything about the avatar having to be male? ))

evilmouse
09/23/2007 10:26 AM

Well I am nonso sure that I am still going to do this. It if I don't be assured that I will definatley try again sometime. Or if you don't want to wait and you wanna make your own then I would be happy to join. But ass I canclearly see that this is a decent idea that I would probably ruin with my inexperiance, I think I should wait until I know a bit more. But if you do make your own Avatar kinda thing I will definatley be first in line to join.

Oh and as for the female Avatar thing. The last earth nation Avatar was a female. :)

[Edited by evilmouse on Sunday, September 23, 2007 10:30 AM]

Tetrius
09/24/2007 2:05 PM

I'd be interested in an Avatar: Legend of Aang setting if you decide to take it up again. I'm a big fan of the series. ^^

I'd probably be an earth bender scholar or the like.

[Edited by Tetrius on Monday, September 24, 2007 2:09 PM]

LunaMaria
09/25/2007 9:28 AM

I too am interested but I'm not a huge fan of the series, only seeing a few on ITV.

Don't put yourself down before trying it, GMing isn't really to hard just trying to guide people to the story you want to tell.

I' may want to be fire (I know you called it but I pretty sure there were two water tribe people with him for most of what I saw) if not then Air.

I'm post a character if you still want to do it.

evilmouse
09/25/2007 12:11 PM

ok... Well now that people are interested I suppose I couldn't just drop of now could I? The thing is that shige was right, I really shouldn't make it right along the same lines as the series. So that means i need to come up with some form of a plot. Hmmmm, perhaps a rebel company bent on fighting back the fire nation from the earth kingdom? Idk.. Anyone can help me with ideas if you want. Because it may take some time for me to think of a new plot. Or of everyone is ok with it we could follow the series and do it our own way from the start. I'm really not sure. Anyone got any ideas? I'm open to anything, because if you leave of up to me of will be either half-bakes or it will be another month before I think of somthing LOL. :)

[Edited by evilmouse on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 12:20 PM]

LunaMaria
09/25/2007 1:20 PM

I think the storyline of helping the avatar gain his/her power powers was more or less sound. And using the world (that doesn't seem to complex) wouldn't be hard. So having our own story in that ream taking no notice from the show would be my betting. Don't use events from the books but make up your own (using them for ideas) but your first plan wasn't to bad just needed a bit more freedom else it's not really a RP.

LunaMaria
09/25/2007 2:22 PM

I think the storyline of helping the avatar gain his/her power powers was more or less sound. And using the world (that doesn't seem to complex) wouldn't be hard. So having our own story in that ream taking no notice from the show would be my betting. Don't use events from the books but make up your own (using them for ideas) but your first plan wasn't to bad just needed a bit more freedom else it's not really a RP.

I've wiki the subject and it's interesting (Are the books better than the anime?)

I'm settled on Air (I'm kind of bored right now, no pressure to do anything) more than happy to change anything.

Name: Autumn
Age: 14
Nation: Air Nomads
Skill: Adept, thirty levels of airbending
Weapons: Plain brown fan
Personality: Pensive, Pious, Meticulous and yet awkwardly clumsy. She doesn't like to rush into things, as doing so invariably end up in her falling over. Things have to be right and in their place without imbalance, which makes able to organize chi around her to be more focused giving her a more stable patten when bending. She likes to spend more time meditating than doing things spending most of her time at the monastery.
Appearance: Autumn has long wavy brown hair the bottom layer set into twelve braids each reaching her shoulder blades with a zodiac animal on the end of each. She wears a cream and red Hanfu (See picture) most of the time but there are variations. She's pretty and not particularly tall (again see picture other than the hair it looks like the idea I had)

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p182/The_Other_God/hanfu4.jpg

Bio: She's part of the small group of Air Nomads living in the remains of the Western temple. She is the fourth generation of the group living there and is one of only seven children. Her life hasn't changed much for most of her life with the group living in seclusion hidden away from the horrors of the world, she hopes to join the two masters that keep the temple before her next birthday. She has no brothers or sisters and thus is very close to her mother and father who incourage her ambition.

evilmouse
09/25/2007 3:05 PM

alright, well then that is what we will do. :)

I will post a character sheet and a new plot asap. I will be a fire bender. Luna you can be an air bender but if Kalia joins then you may either need to change or i may just not care and just make sure that Kalia is the Avatar. I don't want alot of doubles though i had hoped we could get one of each nation. But i wont force people to play a character they dont like. But since i love your sheet so much i dont want you to have to change it.

I really like your character sheet Luna, the only thing i see is you gave yourself a level rating, which is unecisary I was just meant weather they were a novice or if they were just starting to pick it up.

evilmouse
09/25/2007 6:13 PM

RIGHT! I hopped onto my neighbors computer because our internet is down atm. so now i will give the new plot and my character sheet.

PLOT:

The story will follow along the lines of the series. But we will be making the history as we go along. It will be up to the events ahead of us that will decide what element the Avatar learns and in what order he/she (( most likley a she, so i will refer to the Avatar as a shee for the sake of it being easier on me. )) One of the air benders (( Most likley Kalia )) will be the avatar, And i have taken the role of the firebender. The story will start out with you all togather except me, as I will be elsewhere and join you shortly.

Background(( This is my simplified take on it if you prefer something more detaild may i suggest Wikki )):

From the beginning of recorded history all four nations have lived in peace. Earth, Water, Air, and Fire. There has always been one who could bend ALL the elements at will, This person was refered to as the Avatar. The Avatar has been the sole reason that peace and balance has flourished throughout all time. BUT one year the Fire nation began a crusade across the land to take over and enslave all the other nations. And when the world needed her most the Avatar was gone. Nobody knows where the Avatar went or why, but now the Avatar has returned in the body of a young girl. And it is up to her and her companions to stop the fire nation and return peace to the world.

The fire nation (( Before their cursade )) consists of a large island, The water nation resides in both the north and south poles, The Air nation is small residing in tall mountain tops nearly impossable to access without flight, and the earth nation consists of one MASSIVE continent. (( There is a map on Wiki, but i dont really have the time to get the link im in a hurry, also forgive me if im incorrect about the size of a nation, im just quickly drawing on memory to give you an idea ))

Elements (( A small ammount of info on the different elements. These are simply my takes on them, so please dont yell at me if you feel i forgot somthing or didnt describe it well. I am simply doing this so that you have a small idea of what your bender will be capeable of. ))

Air: Airbenders have the ability to manipulate the air around them. Creating powerfull gusts, and whirlwinds to send their enemy's flying into objects. Manipulating it so that they can float and leap great distances, Or with the help of a glider or wing of some sort, to fly. They are a secluded nation, that prefers to stay out of the conflicts of the other nations.

Water: Water benders are elegant and powerfull. With a mix of beauty and strength Water bendingis a powerfull force. Used as an extension of the body (( Whip or anything else you can think of )), or used as a powerfull object the be thrown at enemy's sending them flying with great force. Also with great practice Water benders have shown the ability to freeze water at will, creating sharp projectiles, walls, weapons, or even tombs in which incase an enemy.

Earth: Earth bending is a forcefull art, demanding a firm stance, and a strong constitution. Earth bending is a great skill to master, using the earth itself as a weapon, earth benders can bring pillars of stone from the ground to smash oponents un expectedly. Or to creat their own weapons, armor, or walls. Earth bending is a forcefull skill, and one not to be underestimated.

Fire: Fire bending is an art that draws from passion. Wether it be love, anger, freindship, or ones personal drive. It is a fast paced and fierce art that demands a high stamina and great speed. Used as either an extension of ones self, or just as a force to burn an opponent, Fire bending can also be used as a way to throw large balls of fire explodingon impact. Those who train extensivly and master the art can learn to controll Lightning. It is a truely powerfull art to be feared by the recipiant and the bender alike. One wrong move while bending such a powerfull force can cause great injury, or even death.

There is still a water bender position open, but if you post a good enough bio i will allow one more earth bender.

I will post my character sheet later tonight as i have just run outa time i apologize for my false garuntees, and i will get it up as soon as i can.

I hope this is a decent enough guide, and i also hope that you will still find this an interesting thread.

Kalia_Majere
09/25/2007 6:40 PM

so my choices are water and possibly Air? Let me know... So I can work on a Bio tomorrow at work.

Kalia_Majere
09/25/2007 6:43 PM


evilmouse
09/25/2007 7:22 PM

thank ypu for posting the map, and since you were the first to call dibs you get to choose.

You can be an air water or earth bender (( I don't mid having two I suppose )) you also get to chose to be the avatar if you still want to. And mind we are making our own story so you can be any race you want and still be the avatar.

And incase anyone is wondering the reason i dont want ANY fire benders besides myself is beacause it will interfere with my beginning to this story (( how I come to join you three )). I dont mind having doubles of the others because they will all start out togather anyhow. I was just hoping that we could possibly get one of each.

I will be posting my character sheet tonight.

Kalia_Majere
09/25/2007 7:46 PM

hmmm. Air would be sticking to the original, but then since we're doing this ourselves, I suppose I'll choose Water. Water has a more elegant feel to it, and that's just the cool air I want my character to have (Initially that is)

I'll post tomorrow With a full bio and background.

Kalia_Majere
09/25/2007 7:53 PM

I think I have a name anyway... Kinsei Ten'i...it's a start anyway (It's Japanese for "Natural Balance" ;))

[Edited by Kalia_Majere on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 7:56 PM]

evilmouse
09/25/2007 8:22 PM

reat sounds good already. I can't wait :)

Benjmn
09/25/2007 10:19 PM

I held off on asking to join this one because I thought the other threads I am in would be keeping me busier...but posting has been slow. So, any chance I can take the place of earthbender? It appears to be what remains open.

EDIT: sorry, did not see Tetrius's post. Dunno how I missed that. I apparently missed my chance to join. No big deal: I'll just read along :)

[Edited by Benjmn on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 11:06 PM]

evilmouse
09/25/2007 10:24 PM

right here is my character sheet finally as promised :)

First name: Chase

Last name: Buru-Hinote (( means Blue flame, and he doesn't advertise his last name. ))

Age: 17

Nation: Fire

Skill: very skilled in flame balls, and most any close range technique. Still practicing flame whips, dragons breath (( Advanced technique )), hasent yet mastered his families blue flame technique, and hasnt dared to try ANY lighting techniques. Very skilled in many forms of martial arts.

Weapons: uses a fierce combo of martial arts, and bending.

Personality: as the typicall fire bender Chase is very pridefull. His pride is only rivaled by his determination and passion for his credences. Never failing to accomplish his goals, and always working to better himself. Chase, although raised to be the enemy, is an honorable man who tends to keep to himself.

Apperance: Chase is a a handsome guy, well built with a six pack and well defined muscles. He has short black hair, kind deep blue eyes, and a well chisled jaw. He stands at roughly 5"7'. On his back is a tatoo of a large dragon spitting blue flames that covers the whole of his back.

(( most all fire benders know the tatoo, and only the educated would recognize it as his family's mark. But those who do recognize it will also know the atrocities his family has comitted to those of other nations. ))

Chase wears black knee high shoes, black pants and a fire nation red sleeveless shirt.

Bio: Chase has difenatley had a rough childhood, as do most fire benders born into high status. His family has been known for raising some of the best fighters in the nation, his father is the most respected general in the fire nation army. And from birth his father raised him to be a fighter. As a child he was often ignored as his older brother stole most of the spotlight with his superior fighting skills. At age 13 Chase was accepted into the fire nation army, he was stationed under his fathers troop. When he was ccepted his father bid him worthy of wearing the family crest, as was family tradition a large dragon with blue flames was tatooed on his back. This forever branded him as his fathers son. Although Chase had finally been accepted into the family, his father still never showed his any approvement or love. His father treated him as a dispencable frontline soldier.

Today Chase is 17 years of age, and his brother is 19. His brother commands his own naval fleet, and is currently responsable for conquering the south pole. Chase is still stationed under his father, their fleet is currently the largest in the nations army and are preparing to strike the north pole. Although chase is the best fighter on the ship (( besides his father )) he is only an officer.

(( im pretty sure this is thelomgest and most detailed bioi have ever made :) ))

[Edited by evilmouse on Thursday, September 27, 2007 9:24 PM]

evilmouse
09/25/2007 10:35 PM

hmmm... Well i dont see why not but after you i will be cutting off recruitment. This is my first game and i dont want to get in over my head. So the current roster is:

Evil - Fire

Kalia - Water (( Avatar ))

Luna - Air

Tetrius - Earth

Ben - Earth

So as it stands this game is full. I can't wait to see everyones character sheets :)

[Edited by evilmouse on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 11:48 AM]

Ne_Drac
09/26/2007 7:44 AM

I think i helped create a monster. Lemme know if tetrius or anyone else drops cause I would definetly like a spot on the roster if there is a chance. Good luck with your first time as the boss.

Tetrius
09/26/2007 9:08 AM

Still here, I'll have a bio written up asap. Just gotta look up some things on wiki so I can get my character a proper history and background.

evilmouse
09/26/2007 9:24 AM

thanks for the vote of good luck ne-drac. And I'm sry I cut it off on you, but I'm already feeling a bit overwhelmed with this. I'm trying not to mess this up :) . Thank your for your help aswell, also you will be the first person I contact if a spot opens. Weather by someone dropping out, or if i feel I'm getting the hang of things we could drop you in mid way. :)

Kalia_Majere
09/27/2007 6:15 AM

NOTE: I tend to follow Japanese tradition, and put last name first. So Ten'i is her first name.

Name: Kinsei Ten'i (Pronunciation: Kin-say Ten-eye: Translation: Natural Balance)
Age: 12
Origin: Water Nation: South Pole
Hair: True "Blue" Black
Eyes: Ice Blue
Height: 5'3"
Build: Willowy

Appearance: Ten'i is of slight build with delicate features. most wouldn't even think twice that she could be a threat. Fine boned with long dark hair and eyes the color of iceburgs in the spring, she is quite pretty...

History: Ten'i was born among a family in the water nation with very little power among the benders. though her power became quickly apparent when at four months she displayed a shocking control over her initial element when her mother tried to give her a bath.

Quickly schooled among the most prominant of her village and most of her nation, Ten'i at age ten had surpassed all of her teachers. Teachers who quickly realized just who this precocious child was destined to be. Now at twelve, she is to set out to learn the other arts of bending... and claim her destiny as the Avatar.

Personality: While she knows she is to be the avatar, Ten'i has reservations of the fact. And is quite reluctant to leave home. However she can be quite stubborn, and is used to getting her own way.

Skills: Water whip, Spray and Icicle lance

Weapons: Sling and a quarter-staff she uses to help her direct her power.

evilmouse
09/27/2007 10:13 AM

great we just need two more character sheets and we will be ready. Oh and I like your new avatar Kalia.

Tetrius
09/27/2007 10:35 AM

Yeah, Ru is the surname (as keeping with East Asian naming tradition). Ru means "scholar" whereas Gang Kun means, roughly "strong earth".

Name: Ru Gang Kun

Age: 17

Origin: Earth Kingdom (Ba Sing Se)

Earth Bending Skill: Adept (can lift modest-sized boulders and cause pretty big waves of earth with a wave of his hands, he has also developed a technique of covering his body with a thick layer of rock, thus protecting him from harm. It makes movement very difficult though.)

Hair: Black, tied back in a [i]queue[/i] with a red band.

Eyes: Jade green

Build: Slim, yet somewhat defined.

Appearance: His face was clean shaven and smooth, his jaw somewhat square in shape and bearing a high forehead. His skin was somewhat tanned and his eyes were almond shaped and somewhat bright, they had a habit of looking as though he was analysing athe object in their gaze (that can make some people feel somewhat uneasy). Gang often dressed in long, elegant green robes with a brown sash tied about the waist. Upon his vest the image of bear's paw, his family's symbol, was embroided upon the breast and the characters that formed the family name sewn into the hems of his robe. Gang carried himself somewhat regally, although he occasionally trips and stumbles when he tried too hard. His build is slight, since he places more reliance on his Earth Bending skill than fighting with his fists or conventional weapons. He is in reasonable shape though, about as healthy as any other Earth Kingdom subject.

Personality: Somewhat snobbish, yet likeable if you're willing to put up with him for a while. He seems to hold himself in higher regard to all the others, even up to the point that he thinks himself better than the Avatar, yet is easily humbled if beaten in a duel and will remain as such for quite a while. Besides from this, he often sticks up for those he likes and has a vast knowledge of the Four Nations and natural sciences. This again gives him God syndrome, yet it is much less than his confidence in Earth Bending, of which he is quite skilled.

History: Gang Kun was born into a wealthy merchant family, his father owning quite a sizeable trading enterprise within the walls of Ba Sing Se, dealing mainly in silks, tea and other commodities. Living quite well, Gang Kun was given the good life, especially since he was the first born son after a series of daughters. All the family possessed Earth Bending skills to some degree, yet in Gang Kun it was really nurtured, his son spending just as much money in tutoring his son in Earth Bending as he did on other subjects, such as history or philosophy. His life continued in this way, being completely doted on by his parents, Gang Kun eventually began to seek ways of immortalising himself in the minds and hearts of the Earth Kingdom, yet didn't want to do so by scholarly means. Upon hearing word that the Avatar may have resurfaced after the last passed away, Gang brushed up his lessons, gained money of his father (who supported the idea all the way) and began to travel the land, improving his own skill whilst he waited for the Avatar to eventually come to him seeking guidance.
Undoubtedly he would, after all, Gang was the greatest Earth Bender there was (or so he liked to think, anyway). He's currently in a small Earth Kingdom village, where he is currently studying the local rock formations.

Weapons: Not much, but the parchment he carries can cause a nasty papercut.

evilmouse
09/27/2007 5:50 PM

Right one more and we are READY! cant wait! great character sheet Tetrius. I wish i knew more about Japanese fashion. But then again Chase doesnt wear anything but his uniform and a simple outfit that is easy to fight in. After Ben posts his character sheet I will put it up in Genereal Fantasy.

ALSO after long hours of work, i fixed out network and internet modem. So I now have internet again and can post like i should! YIPPEE!! :)

Benjmn
09/27/2007 6:37 PM

Hmm? I thought you only wanted one from each element. (I noticed Tetrius after I posted. Bad form on my part) If you want I'll try to get a character together tonight, but I had thought that I would not be participating in this'un. Oh well. Cool. Tetrius, would it be a big deal if I make a guard of some sort for the rich earthbender, sent along by an indulgent but cautious father? Or would that grate too much against his ego?

EDIT: Character. Can edit the end of the history whichever works best with the story. Heck, I could still be in the army if that works better than his leaving it.

Name: Xing Shuo Tian

Age: 34

Origin: Earth Kingdom (Ba Sing Se)

Earth Bending Skill: Adept. Trained by the Earth Nation's army.

Hair: Brown, cut short, wears a beard.

Eyes: Brown

Build: Solid, almost stocky.

Appearance: Not an exceptionally tall man, Shuo's solid and muscular build is imposing nonetheless. He keeps his hair and beard clipped short. He wears simple clothing underneath his military issue armor.

Personality: He does not talk a lot. He is patient, deliberate and very slow to anger. When he does get angry, though, it is a thing to be feared.

History: He joined the army at 17, where his rudimentary skills as a bender were forced to improve. Rapidly.

After surviving fourteen years of war against the fire nation, he resigned his commission and left the army. Most of those who had entered with him were no longer alive, and he did not feel like tempting fate any longer. He grew bored doing nothing and living off of military pension, and so he sought a job. He gained employment at a merchant household, where his military experience gained him decent wages and a respected position.

Weapons: Twin swords (like Chinese butterfly swords)


[Edited by Benjmn on Thursday, September 27, 2007 9:38 PM]

evilmouse
09/27/2007 9:12 PM

Yes in my previous posts I did say that i would PREFER one of each element, but i dont mind doubles at all. Im just happy we have one of each. The only reason I cut it off is because this is my first time DM'ing, and i didnt want a large group. You are the last one in, and you can be either water or earth. : )

I will be trusting that your Character sheet will be acceptable at the least, so im going to post the thread tonight or tomorow morning in the General Roleplaying forum.

It is going to have to be a LARGE thread to set things up the way I want them (( The way im setting things up will allow a smooth transition for me to join your group seeing as im the enemy right now :) ))

[Edited by evilmouse on Thursday, September 27, 2007 9:25 PM]

evilmouse
09/27/2007 10:03 PM

Right its up in General Roleplaying, and awaiting your posts.

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