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Multiple Settings Detention (Time and Space travel)

Sub Genres
Adventure, Historical, Multiverse, Realistic

Mitheral

"Growf!"



Welcome to Detention!!! (If you need to use a restroom, do so BEFORE Detention begins or you will be marked absent.)

That’s what was written on the blackboard in letters at least 2 feet in height. Maybe the teacher wanted to make sure anyone who forgot their glasses could still read it. You were one of several students who had managed to find themselves assigned to detention. Whether you really did anything to deserve it doesn’t matter.

Once the last student was seated the teacher walked in carrying a box. He took his place at the head of the classroom where he set the box down and went through roll call. He didn’t ask what anyone had done. He didn’t seem to care if they were guilty or innocent. Instead he got right to the point.

“Detention hasn’t even begun.” He opened the box and pulled out an ornate hourglass about a foot tall filled with almost bioluminescent sands. “When I turn this hourglass over, it begins. When the sands run out … so can you. Are you all ready? Good.” He gave a thin, humorless smile and turned the hourglass over and headed for the door.

That was when those closest to the hourglass noticed that the sands weren’t flowing. But before you could say anything he stepped out and closed the door. When you looked back … the sands were flowing. Must have been something stuck?

It would take an hour for the sands to run out, at which time they would lose their bioluminescence. During this time the students will have time to get to know one another - or ignore one another. (Up to the group.)

When the students go to leave the classroom they will discover they aren’t in Kansas anymore.

Plot
The Hourglass and Classroom are a form of TARDIS - minus being larger on the inside than out. The classroom has somehow moved through time and space. They will be able to leave the classroom. They can carry the Hourglass. (The box is still there.) But they will not be able to jump through time and space again until the sands recharge. They will have to figure out how that is done.

Characters
What can I say? You are high school students. I would prefer older high school students.
Blank CS
I do NOT need a book for your background. Make these readable and memorable if you can.

I am thinking of the sorts of kids who were sent to detention in movies like Some Kind of Wonderful and the Breakfast Club. (Only in the case of Amanda Jones, the principal doesn't fall for Amanda's flattery and asks her to tell him all about it .... in Detention... Some of the stereotypes I would love to see are the jock, the rebel without a clue, the popular girl, and maybe the goth chick - you know, the one who made a wax voodoo doll of a teacher and did something just ... wrong ... to it. Heck, why not do the whole faculty. Or maybe the cheerleader squad.

About the question of how you ended up in Detention, your first post should be two parts, the first being how you ended up in trouble, or some events alluding to it. My character will be confronted by her foster parents.

Posting
I am normally a 1-3 page per post writer myself. I do NOT expect that of you guys. But I would like to see a few decent paragraphs per post at least.
Obviously, stick to RPN rules.
Please no animated gifs. (Medical reasons.)

 
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brightkings

Professional Daydreamer
Just a question: is the detention teacher the Doctor, or is the classroom just sort of like a TARDIS? Either way, I’m in.
 

Mitheral

"Growf!"
No. Not really. But the entire classroom will arrive at their first destination. It will not change in dimensions. The destination is undecided. I will wait to read that one question section about Where. They will not have any food. But for no reason at all they will have electricity.
 

Mitheral

"Growf!"
I'm interested, but can you elaborate on the Where to tab and what it means exactly?
For all, the Where To Tab says:
Where would YOUR character most want to be? Keep this updated. Be descriptive and specific if possible. I will be looking at all the sections. Blank is BAD.

At the moment, you are in detention. Most teenagers would rather be anywhere else. Where would that somewhere be? Later on, once they realize they aren't in Kansas anymore, this will probably become somewhere else.

When conditions are met for a jump to occur, I will look at these locations and those near the Hourglass will determine where it tries to take them.
 

Mitheral

"Growf!"
Almost have my own character done. But off to work. Long day ahead.

Edit: I am also going to create a Realm Sheet. This is going to be something I plan to fill out with some details to post whenever a jump is made so that anyone new to the group will have some idea what the current setting is like.
 

Mitheral

"Growf!"
Still looking for a couple more students. Maybe we can get a couple whose reasons for being there will be entered into the lore of Detention history. (Something not bad enough to get them expelled, but outrageous enough to be discouraged.)
 

brightkings

Professional Daydreamer
Cool, cool, cool, cool. My uncle’s go-to vacation spot’s now ruined.

(That was another joke. Though I’ll be calling him, sharing another story about the river where he proposed.)
(that was also a joke. He proposed in a Wendy’s.)
 

Mitheral

"Growf!"
yep ... I am thinking of the sorts of kids who were sent to detention in movies like Some Kind of Wonderful and the Breakfast Club. (Only in the case of Amanda Jones, the principal doesn't fall for Amanda's flattery and asks her to tell him all about it .... in Detention...
 

Mitheral

"Growf!"
I was tempted to have people assign some of there stats using the Timelords EABA rpg rules. (End All Be All). It was Dr Who based. But one standard version of the start up for that rpg is to have a group of players create themselves. I was the guy everyone assigned max strength and IQ to. I was the only person they knew who could pick up a 10 gallon bottle of distilled water for rinsing labware with one arm and hold it straight out effortlessly. That's about 85 pounds. But I was also taking 20 semester hours and getting a 4.0 GPA. (12 hours was considered a full time student.)
 

Mitheral

"Growf!"
Yep

Looking to get at least two more characters before we get started. Ideally I would like to get this started this weekend.
 
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