I think it’s safe to say that Overwatch was a worldwide gaming success. Blizzard’s latest hit stormed the shelves with amazing gameplay and some really good story to go alongside with it. On the surface, it is a classic Superhero story about a world in distress, but it has a layer of mystery and depth, narrated through cinematics, comic and recently even in-game events.
I appreciate this game and I certainly know it is also quite flawed. But I thought setting up a roleplay in its universe would be pretty neat. So here are some rules, information, and guidelines to get you started on your first character in this Overwatch-themed roleplay.
The Character Sheet
Occupation: (Your Character’s line of work)
Affiliation: (Overwatch/Talon etc…)
Appearance: (Short description of what your character looks like. May include a picture reference.)
Backstory: (A rundown of your character’s backstory. Doesn’t have to be too long, but make sure to write down important events in their lives.)
Personality: (Who is your character as a character? How do they act? What/who do they like/dislike?)
Strengths: (Your character’s physical strengths. Limit: 4)
Weaknesses: (Your character’s physical weaknesses. Minimum: 2)
Post your character as a reply to this post.
Although the world was saved from the terrible Omnic Crisis nearly 30 years ago, many still live an uneasy life as a result of the great war. Now, with Overwatch disbanded and villainous organizations running freely, the World needs its heroes back more than ever before…
OOC: The premise is identical to the official Overwatch storyline, except none of the canon heroes exist in this roleplay. They will be replaced by players and their own characters. This means nobody can RP as Reaper, Winston, Tracer etc… This means any character can change the world, lead Talon or Overwatch. Everything is left to player choice.
-No Metagaming: your character doesn’t know what’s not known in the universe. Don’t use OOC knowledge to spoil the game.
-No Godmodding: your character isn’t god’s gift to mankind, they can and might die. They are not immortal or perfect. You also can’t dodge every attack or assume control over characters of somebody else.
-Don’t mix OOC/IC: Show some respect to your fellow RPers OOCly even if their characters are colossal spoilfuns ICly. You as a player are not your character, so don’t be upset if people don’t get along in the universe. We are all friends.
-Use The Third Person: The preferred way to RP in here is to use third person and past tense. Please, avoid using the first person when talking about your character or talking about them in present time.
RP will start once we reach 5 members. There is no limit to how many people can sign up before or after that.