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CONTEST ZEJ Statistical Contest ~ Iteration 2

Discussion in 'Roleplaying Discussion' started by Eebit, Aug 13, 2013.

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  1. ~ ZEJ Statistical Contest ~

    The Statistical Contest has returned for a second iteration, but this time, Shadow has turned over the reins to me. At this point, we're not entirely sure how the Statistical Contest's future iterations will be run... but for now, the ground rules are the same. The character that is made must follow the theme, must be turned in to both myself and Shadow (the latter for purposes of base stats and MP Costs), and obviously, you really need to have fun with it.

    The purpose of the Statistical Contest (as is stated above in Shadow's quotation) is to revitalize the statistical facet of ZEJ. It's the first step in a process that we hope will both bring in newcomers to the 'stat scene,' as well as a tool that will allow veterans to hone their skills. That said, we don't want anyone to feel discouraged by placement! I can't stress this enough. Please don't remove yourself from the competition because you feel 'inadequate' in this sort of a scene. There is always room for improvement, and Shadow's descriptions of the profiles are a part of that. Hopefully we get a few more entries this time; please don't hold back, guys!

    As has already been discussed over IRC, there is a theme that has already been brewing... but it's time to release it publicly. Without any further fanfare, let me introduce to you, ZEJ Community, the second iteration of the Statistical Contest...

    Iteration 2: Freeform to Statform Conversion... With A Twist

    As I have mentioned to a fair few people, the theme this time is going to be the conversion of an existing ZEJ Freeform-styled character into a statistical profile. The catch? The character cannot be one of your own creation. So, therefore, there will be a heightened amount of collaboration between two members - the original creator of the profile and the person doing the conversion - to create these characters. Obviously, with that in mind, you should probably ask for some permission from the creator before you 'borrow' their character for the purposes of this contest!

    One thing that Nate (The Kakuzato) has asked of me is whether or not a character from a freeform roleplay that never made it past the profile thread is eligible for this contest. My answer is yes, as it will expand the pool of selectable characters, and hopefully inspire some more creativity. Also, characters from this iteration of ZEJ are allowed, including those from Inactive Roleplays, so long as their roleplay or profile can be found on http://www.zejroleplaying.org .

    I also ask that people 'stake their claims' on characters in this thread. If you intend to do a certain character for this contest, I'd appreciate it if I could get a running headcount going of who plans on doing what profile. So, post below! If you could, please include the original roleplay or the freeform profile sheet (if applicable, since some RPs don't utilize profile sheets). Makes my job a little easier.

    1. The Meta: As there is no designated 'style' that the characters must fall under (as per the original theme of 'the Pacifist'), there won't be quite as strict guidelines that every character must follow. Obviously, you will want a cohesive 'playstyle' outline for the character, since you would not be making a character that specializes in monstrous physical strength into a mage-type. Therefore, primary judging will come from how well the individual followed the original 'archetype' laid out by the original proprietor of the character. Staying true to your selection is very important, here! Apart from that, judging will obviously come from how well-constructed the character is, from a statistical perspective.

    Additional Note: As a clarification to those who have not seen the word 'meta' thrown around in this context, it is basically a blanket word that describes the strategy or how the character functions within the 'rules' laid out. Mobius best described it as "In video-games, meta-game refers to intricate data of a game’s outer workings and how these rules or information may affect the outcome in-game." [sup][Source][/sup]

    2. The Level: Any level can be chosen for the purposes of this contest. Though the last iteration restricted users within the first Job Promotion (which, theoretically, takes place at Level 10), this time, let your creative juices flow and seek any horizon you would like. Gist has stated that she intends to do a Level 20-some character, which should be very interesting, but don't let that intimidate you. As before, a perfect Level 1 character can easily 'win' this contest over a flawed upper-level character. If you do intend to create a character above Level 10, keep in mind that you will need to deal with Job Promotions.

    3. The Deadline: I'll set aside the date right now. Friday, August 23rd, 2013 is the date on which I will no longer be accepting the final iteration of the profiles. This can be made flexible if necessary, as I would rather see quality profiles than shoddily-made, rushed ones. That said, ten days is plenty of time unless you find yourself running around (or wasting your time, depending).

    Now that all of the formalities are out of the way, let the games begin! Please post your intended conversions and their respective profile (or roleplay) below!
  2. As I've said in the chat, I'm doing Aaron from WAVES.

    loledit to include stuff:


    Name: Aaron Lawrence

    Age: 78

    Gender: Male

    Race: Felidi

    General Appearance: Aaron is a six-foot, eleven-inch Felidi that bears resemblance to the puma of today. He possesses black hair and brilliant blue eyes, and is commonly found wearing mostly grey clothing and a skull ring with a ruby set in the forehead. His conductor's baton is mainly dark red with an onyx set into the bottom as an indicator of what it can achieve, as well as due to onyx being Aaron's favorite stone.

    Personality: Aaron is a philanthropic person -- very generous to those around him. This is reflected in his ability -- he brings the dead back for one final performance as a sort of act of generosity towards them. He is rarely crude, preferring to be kind to as many people as he can, and not to 'kick them while they are down,' as the phrase goes.

    Biography: To be revealed throughout the course of the RP.


    Instrument(s): Rather than play any single instrument himself, Aaron conducts a full 60-piece spiritual orchestra, complete from bassoons to violins, and everything in between. This orchestra is comprised of spirits of dead musicians from mixed races that he calls forth from the dead for each performance.

    Instrument Abilities: His conductor's baton has the ability to form orchestras from the spirits of passed musicians, on which he bestows different abilities based on section. For example, the lower-frequency sections like tubas, contrabasses and french horns could be so high-powered that they can knock enemies back, while the high frequencies like flutes would induce deafness.

    Character Abilities: Aaron trained himself as a necromancer with musical flair. His baton draws from this, as with its ability to form spiritual orchestras.
  3. Why did you have to do this now when I have literally zero computer access? ;-;
  4. My unfortunate victim is Tatsuo Yoshiro, who starrs in Quirenyun's Imprinted and belongs to The Kakuzato.

  5. because i hate you
  6. Right. I have chosen to do Jack Evans: a Fallen Angel recreation of the original character from ARKNET,created by Master @Dark .

    Name: Jack Evans
    Sex: Was male when alive
    Age: As a Fallen Angel, unknown; as a Lycan, 57
    Weight: Around 145 pounds as a Fallen Angel
    Height: 6'11"
    Race: Fallen Angel
    Description of Physical Attributes:

    In life, Jack was a cyborg Lycan with black fur and several LED rings around his tail, ears and wrists. In death, he keeps the same color for his bones as he did when he was alive -- he is a skeleton, after all, that was possessed by his own spirit. He tends to attempt to wear a standard martial arts gi with a five-striped black belt binding it to his bones, however that usually fails, so he's almost given up on the idea of trying to wear clothes. His "eyes," if one could call a pair of ethereal flames in empty sockets eyes, are steely grey, and his overall skeletal figure is that of his form when alive -- a short, stocky Lycan.

    Other than this, he has been observed to be carrying a small satchel filled with God knows what, probably extra armaments, as well as an adamantium katana and accompanying saya.

    Theme: N/A at present.

    ~Powers and Perks~
    +Death Magic Immunity: Being dead, it would only make sense for him to be immune to magic that kills the living.

    +Minor Elemental Immunity: Being a skeleton, he is mostly immune to attacks based on the Wind, Fire and Electric elements. This includes such things as plasma and lasers.

    +Darkvision: Jack can see quite well in low light or dark conditions.
    Skills: Being a highly trained and skilled martial artist of the flavor ninjitsu, he is adept at stealth tactics and killing people with small weapons. However, he usually tends to forsake the stealth element to engage in good old fashioned mano-a-mano melee combat with various weapons. In this sense, he is more a samurai than a ninja.

    Weapons: A nigh-unbreakable adamantium katana he recovered from the dead body of one of his killer's associates and a bag of shurikens.
    Apparel: N/A
    Miscellaneous: Martial arts gi.


    Jack was born to a relatively well-off Japanese lycan family in the late 7900s as Kodai Shimizuto, along with his brother Sam, or Masami Shimizuto. He lived a relatively peaceful life up until the age of about five or six, going to school like any normal child would and excelling at nigh-everything, including athletics. However, this was all to change at the new millennium when a contingent of ARKNET assassins busted down his door, killed his parents and seperated him and his brother.

    He would be adopted by the recognised criminally insane Dean Evans, a trainer and legendary martial artist with ARKNET, trained in ninjutsu by way of brutal, almost abusive tactics in the discipline, handed a katana not dissimilar to the one he possesses currently, and told to kill those listed on any contracts he was given.

    On his 36th birthday, he was strapped down and forced on to an operating table where they ripped out his skeleton and replaced it exclusively with one made of adamantium, as well as forcibly implanting several pieces of computer equipment (hard drives, CPUs, RAM, etc..) and microchips all wired to an irremovable watch on his left arm containing a brainwave-activated shuriken launcher. They performed the aforementioned operation completely devoid of any anesthetics or painkillers, so he was in tremendous pain for weeks afterwards, but still forced to complete contracts.

    Around five or six years later, he met a girl in his department who went by the pseudonym Sly. This meeting would prove to be not only far from their first, but also far from their most eventful, as a mere three months later, while on a scouting mission, his jet was shot out of the sky by an unknown assailant, forcing him to crash-land on the outskirts of the city to the north. Sly, who just happened to be flying in the same area at the time, took notice and for some reason flew in to aid him. This was when he decided that if they ever met again, he would do his utmost to repay her for the service she had done him.

    However, this re-meeting was not to be, as twenty-five years later, he quit ARKNET by force, breaking out of the compound on the same day as his brother Sam, and making a run for it. He decided that while he was on the lam for the moment, he would try to face down his current kill and bitter rival Saki Takahashi in a game of samurai combat. This would end in his defeat at the hands of Saki, and his limp, lifeless body still lay at the back of Saki's mountain dojo to this day, somehow perfectly preserved.
  7. I choose Lord X-Giga-X whom belongs to.....well, Lord X-Giga-X.

    Oh yes I am definitely making your X-Ability A Visor-over-head thing.


    I have chosen Wit, care of @Cid!
  9. Just a reminder that the deadline is closing in! Is everyone going to have enough time, or would an extension be helpful? If the latter, how long do you think that you will be needing?
  10. I, personally, would find a small extension-- say, around 2-3 days-- helpful.
  11. Yeah, this should do well enough for me; I've pretty much just got skills to do.
  12. Eebit is thinking about extending the deadline to the 30th btw as he mentioned on IRC last night.
  13. No objections here :3
  14. Alright, I can extend the deadline to the 30th of August, but no later than that or else any and all results will be posted a couple weeks later when I've settled into school. Please get your profiles in no later than August 30th, 2013 to both Shadow and myself.
  15. Today is the deadline, and insofar I have only received a profile from Nate (cheers, buddy, the profile looks great). Am I to expect more profiles today, or has everyone just forgotten about the contest?
  16. Mine will come in later as I have been sleeping off a hard case of the cold and ear infections and school has been consuming most, if not all my time. I'm really really close to completing it.
  17. Lol marching band. If @Shadow is anywhere around, I'll get to skill devving. If not, I don't know whether an extension is okay. I've already extended it once. ._.
  18. Basically done with the entire profile. I was sending it to shadow for a final rundown and the my fucking router went off for the night so literally...the deadline's gonna come and go for me and I worked hard on this.

    I am not sure if this sounds unfair...but would it be okay if you extended the contest to at least tomorrow afternoon like at around 4PM PST? It would really put me at peace (I'd say next morning but I have a 4 hour class tomorrow so thats no good either) and it can give me an oppertunity to send it to you without any more issues.
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