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January 29th, 2013, 7:08 pm

Zero then goes on to draw "the house", the same house drawn by children everywhere, despite never having once seen or lived in anything remotely like it.
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    Reply KreeTheBasilisk January 29th, 2013, 7:11 pm

    Firstly, some news. Hexaditidom has handed over the reigns of SJM to me. Everything should be staying pretty much the same as always, except now you should be contacting me in order to get those comic-posting privileges activated ;)

    Secondly, apologies again for the delay, I've been distracted getting ready to move to a new apartment in the next few days. I'll be closer to work, which will hopefully give me more free time for creative things like SJM :D

    So back to SJM, now seems as good a time as any to properly start SJM9! I'll be the GM, but I've decided to shelve the Zombie theme until later. I was thinking we could try the suggestion mentioned earlier by lizard-socks, to decide the theme after the characters are in.

    Character submissions are open starting now, and they can be previous or new characters, as long as they loosely fit into the setting in some fashion (and it's a fairly loose fit ;) ). There will be an extended prologue of character interactions until the theme is decided and the game will begin proper. I thought it might be fun for the characters to interact a little before the game and grow the theme organically. I have some vague story elements and setting in mind, but the theme is entirely up to the players and the characters involved!

    The setting is once again the cookie-cutter pile of chrome and glass that is Valton City. It has been 2 months since the drama on everyone's favourite game show, 6 months since the formation of the Circle of Superfolks (official title still undecided), and a year since the Horseradish Hills incident coincided with the widespread release of the Arrow virus.

    The Arrow virus has been beaten back from an outbreak to a mere digital common cold. The fate of the Superfolks is unknown, and rumours are churning in the tabloids. Are they diligently working behind the scenes to mop up the remaining Arrow-infected bots? Or did the Superhero team disband after their defeat by the villainous Tyrone? The current occupants of their Chrome Tower headquarters is veiled in mystery!

    With the C.E.O. of Basilisk Robotics Ltd. still missing after his kidnapping, and the earlier collapse of S.P.I. after the disappearance of their C.E.O., the robotics industry giant has been plagued by analysts predicting B.R. Ltd.'s doom as well.

    Turmoil is brewing in Valton! Who knows what will happen next?

    To make things easier, returning characters will need a new submission page along with the new characters. It can't be the same one as earlier, but since they've been introduced already, you're free to get away with something as simple as a quick picture of them waving hello ;)

    And lastly, the game rules. The standard Innocent, Mafia, Doctor, & Police roles should be enough for now? "Idling" will be defined as either not voting or not posting at least one page for each round. Since this is a slight change from past rules, idling from past games is ignored. Don't worry if this requirement seems a bit too steep, because Single-panel images will be fine, especially if it has some dialogue or descriptive prose to accompany it.

    Comments / suggestions / critique / requests for posting privilages welcome! ;)

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    Reply Pandachu January 29th, 2013, 11:58 pm


    Also, photo is broken...?

    Reply KreeTheBasilisk January 30th, 2013, 8:32 am

    @Pandachu: Sorry 'bout that, I hadn't actually drawn the image for it at the time! Drawn and updated ;)

    Reply lizard-socks January 30th, 2013, 8:15 pm

    Ooh. I'm gonna try making a new character for sure!
    I'll also try to explain where White Stripe is at some point. She's a public figure (no secret identity, etc.), so people are gonna be looking for her.

    Reply The Gamer February 5th, 2013, 6:44 am

    Ooh! Now doesn't this sound interesting.Erm, I'm not sure if it's too late to do it now, but may I join into the awesomeness and fun of this mafia webcomic? I mean, I've been waiting ever since the last mafia, and I was wanting to ask to joining before, but I never seemed to, due to being shy. So again, I still have interest, and I was wondering if I can join in for this mafia.

    Reply Phenoix12 February 5th, 2013, 5:34 pm

    And there was much rejoicing

    Reply The Gamer February 15th, 2013, 7:00 pm

    Erm, I got a question..I know it's a free character tournament (I think.), but I was wondering if I could bring in a character who has been a experimented test subject from two scientists, who experimented others in a abandon building, just to figure out of what ways to help make the human race thrive more in life.

    Reply KreeTheBasilisk February 15th, 2013, 7:06 pm

    @The Gamer: Well as it happens, there's already the mysterious research organisation run by Mr. Ether! Zero is just the result of one of their many varied and secretive research attempts at biological advancement for humans :P

    I really need to find a suitable name for Mr. Ether's company...

    Reply SPDark February 15th, 2013, 7:09 pm

    @KreeTheBasilisk: On a random, non-new character related note, is it a good or bad thing that Mr. Ether makes me want to glare at the computer screen until the page is changed?

    Reply The Gamer February 15th, 2013, 7:15 pm

    @KreeTheBasilisk: Ooh, ok! So, maybe, if possible, the two scientists could of known Mr. Ether before and tried to help out, which could be the result where the new character I'm making comes in?

    Reply KreeTheBasilisk February 15th, 2013, 7:21 pm

    @The Gamer: He runs a big research facility, and the various teams run their own "projects". The "C branch" building's team who created Zero for example, were just one part of the S.C.R.D., and even that division was just one of Ether's many research divisions, split across multiple labs... ;)

    Reply KreeTheBasilisk February 15th, 2013, 7:22 pm

    @SPDark: Which page in particular? :P

    Reply SPDark February 15th, 2013, 7:26 pm

    @KreeTheBasilisk: Any that he appears in.

    Reply The Gamer February 15th, 2013, 7:27 pm

    @KreeTheBasilisk: Ok, cool! Sorry if I'm confused with this, but the idea I talked about overall could be possible to use, right?

    Reply KreeTheBasilisk February 15th, 2013, 7:30 pm

    @The Gamer: Yeah, I was merely suggesting that these two scientists are getting their pay checks from Mr. Ether :P

    Reply KreeTheBasilisk February 15th, 2013, 7:32 pm

    @SPDark: So that means he's become an effective villain then? :3

    Reply The Gamer February 15th, 2013, 7:33 pm

    @KreeTheBasilisk: Heh, ok. XP Anyway, I was just checking to make sure if it'll work, so thank you! :3

    Reply SPDark February 15th, 2013, 7:34 pm

    @KreeTheBasilisk: To me, yes. Not sure about other people.

    Reply Poppykook February 21st, 2013, 4:48 pm

    Hi there, not sure if this is the proper place to ask, but I'd like to join SJM9.

    Reply KreeTheBasilisk February 21st, 2013, 4:52 pm

    @Poppykook: Yep, this is the proper place to ask. I've sent an invite, it should be in your forum inbox.

    Reply Poppykook February 21st, 2013, 6:34 pm

    @KreeTheBasilisk: Ah, I see that, thanks. I'll start putting together a character submission and, when able, post it. This should be fun.

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