I only want people who are experienced in RPing to join this. Just cuz you think you are experienced doesn't mean you are; if I don't want you in my RP then you can't join. If anyone posts in the RP who I don't want to join, then their post will be deleted and they will be informed thru PM as to the reasons why not. This RP is rated M and will contain mature situations so if you are under 16, then don't even bother trying to join. If you are unsure, I would prefer that you contact me thru PM rather than posting in the RP.
No Mary Sues or Gary Stus. Please obey the general RPG forum rules.
Vampire and werewolf characters are allowed as well as human. Please make sure that if you have a vampire/were character, you follow these rules:
Vampires can go out in sunlight, eat garlic, and walk by crosses and cross running water. However, they are wood and fire sensitive, and have to drink a blood meal every day. They can eat human food, but the blood meal is the one they need to survive. Going without blood will send a vampire into the Bloodrage, which is a mindless state where the vampire will just feed on the nearest human or animal. Vampires have psychic powers too, and can trance people and wipe their memories.
Werewolves can voluntarily change into wolves, save at full moon where the change happens automatically, for three days. Weres can also communicate mentally, but don't have the powers vampires have. They are sensitive to silver and fire. Weres also have to eat flesh every other day.
Also; whether were or vampire, the humans don't know that they exist. At the start of this RP, any human characters will be ignorant about their bandmates' true natures. Please ensure that each band has at least one or two human characters, to mix things up a little. Finally, no Meyerpires or Meyerweres. I mean it; anyone who even tries to join with one of these abominations will be automatically barred from the RP.
The NPCs, ie the judges and the presenter, will be played by me if no-one else wants to play them. If you wish to play an NPC, let me know thru PM; I will tell you their basics, then leave you to present the character as you see fit.
There will be two bands in the contest. Please have at least two characters, one in each band. Both bands play hard rock, and have male and female members. The singer will of course sing, but the other band members will sing backup. The bands are as follows:
Cyrus Van Helsing
As people join, I will edit these forms to include their characters. Once a position has been taken; hard cheese. Choose another. Remember that the singer may also play an instrument, or the other band members might guest sing on songs.
Age: (18 - 25 if human; if were or vampire, then must look that age)
The stage is set. The reality show, "Rock Band", has been going on for months. Every week has seen more hopefuls losing out to the vote and missing out on the promise of fame. There can only be one winner, and the prize is the stuff of dreams; a cash prize of $10,000 each and a record deal. The show is public controlled until the final; which has the judges deciding on which band shall be given the grand prize. However, if one of the bands drops out, then the other will win by default. Both bands are determined that they will win; just how far will they go to get their hands on the grand prize? Will they stoop to sabotaging the other band, perhaps? There's just six weeks to go before the grand final is broadcast live to an audience of millions, and the pressure is on.
Even before the grand final happens, both acts already have some measure of fame. They're recognised in the street, and also asked to give interviews for magazines and on TV shows. All this is just a taste of what things will be like if their band is the one to impress the judges and win first prize. True, there's a chance that the runners up will also be granted a record deal on the strength of their performance, but such things are being left to chance, whereas the winner will have that record deal in the bag. There's also the everyday life of the band members; they have their family life, perhaps, or maybe college life. There's also the lure of the party scene, of the drugs and the easy groupies, which is already within their grasp.
Behind the scenes of the reality show, drama abounds. The presenter of the show, Jason Hanson, is currently being blackmailed by one of the judges, singer and songwriter Mandy Deary. In return for not revealing the ongoing affair between herself and Jason, Mandy is demanding a bigger pay packet as well as certain perks that the other judges don't get; for example, a private dressing room and free clothes from the fashion department. The other judges are famous band manager Terry Ireson, the owner of the top record label "Snap", Sam Jayson, and pop princess Fiona Richardson. They don't know about the blackmail, but tension is running high; cuz of the priviledges and perks that they are not getting, and that Mandy is. They suspect something is going on, and the conflict threatens to tear the show apart.
At the start of the RP, the auditorium is packed to bursting. The studio audience are all watching with baited breath for the finalists to be announced; as are the people watching at home. Newspaper reporters and TV presenters are waiting in the wings to hold interviews with the finalists, and fans of the show who voted for their favourites are waiting to see if their picks made it thru to the final. Everyone is tense; the bands who made the final vote are all as nervous as each other, as they wait to hear the speech that will change their life forever, either for better or worse. After all, who doesn't want to be famous?
Cyrus Van Helsing
Ever since Cyrus, or Cy as he's known, was little, he's always wanted to be a rock star. He's a born vampire, so has aged normally. He's 18 now, and has been in the band he and some of his friends formed while at school. Cy was bullied at school, due to liking rock and metal music, but was unable to use his powers to get rid of the bullies due to the danger of attracting unwanted attention from vampire hunters. He has black hair and silvery green eyes, and is fairly tall. While Cy is loyal and is a good friend, he can also be vengeful and on occasion, very immature. He spent a lot of time daydreaming about what it would be like to show all the people who bullied him at school when he became famous. He entered the band in the Rock Band reality show to do exactly that. Altho it's a certainity that even the runner ups will get record deals, Cy wants the band to win more than anything, if only for the kudos.
400 years old, but looks 18
Regan is the youngest in her family, and is very spoiled. She was privately schooled as a child, and now just hangs out with teenagers in order to show off, mostly, altho she does have friends among them. Regan has always lived a priviledged life, and can be very boastful as well as at times, spiteful and selfish. She does have her good points tho; she's a good conversationalist and has a sparky wit, altho sometimes that only stretches to making fun of people. Regan loves to shop, be pampered and get her hair done; she knows that a lot of people think of her as shallow, but she doesn't care. Regan was thrilled when her band, which she and her friends formed, was entered in Rock Band. She thinks they have a good chance of winning, and is certainly ready to pull strings and sabotage the competition if necessary to ensure that they do.