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Currently the RP: Has just allowed for players to begin joining the discord and start work on their characters.
"If Love leads to Pain then Why Love at all?"
Ehb | Hex Textworks Presents:
Koibiito Communication... Next Stage.
In our humble town, Kusatsu, there used to exist two different schools. On one side of Kusatsu, there was a single school dedicated exclusively for Boys. Likewise on the other end of town, there existed a single school dedicated solely to Girls. The next school was in the next prefecture over, a two hour train ride away.
After years of falling student numbers. as well as the deterioration of the quality of both of the schools, it was decided that the two would be combined as Yuzu Municipal High School. But, as it turned out - a plot existed in order to have this final, combined school to be closed as well. Certain organizations sought to use the glaring differences and distrust between the male and female students in order to have all the land the three schools sat on for their own interests. It was thanks to the work of certain individuals and their Gender Relations Club that the the plot failed. In spite of what everyone thought would happen, Yuzu High did not close. Instead, the students were able to break down the barriers that existed between them, and came together to save their school. It went from being one of the top 25 lowest ranking schools in the country, to being in the top 25% in the nation. An almost unprecedented level of improvement.
While you may not have been on of those now legendary students from the now retired 'Gender Relations Club', you were directly affected by the things that they did for the school. While at one point you may have looked at the students of the opposite gender with distrust - you know count several among your circle of friends just like normal. Towards a certain someone though, you found yourself even closer than just friends.
A year ago, you never could've imagined you'd manage to be in a relationship with someone - having been raised in one of the gender specific schools for all your life, the idea of 'dating' was a foreign, an fantastical concept to you. At first, you two just chatted casually, but eventually you found yourselves wanting to be in each other's company more and more. Before you two knew it, everyone had already acknowledged you two were together. You two got along so well that you didn't realize the time you hung out together qualified as dates. But, at this point there was no hiding it. Together, you were now a couple.
But then... something happened.
After that, things between you two weren't as amiable as it was before. The more and moreyou attempted to go back to how things were, the deeper the divide between you two grew.
All the happy moments. All the warm moments. All the moments you were looking to forward to every day started to become more and more sour with each bad experience.
"Maybe we should stop this."
You realize you have to choke back on those kinds of words each time you two meet.
Was the thing between you two real?
Can we work this out?
Or will it finally fall apart?
Do we really need to continue on telling each another these Heartfelt Lies?
Welcome to Heartfelt Lies! The Deteriorating Relationship RP where you try to save your character's relationship with another participants character!
This RP is the Complimentary Sequel to last year's Koibiito Communication. However, participation in the previous RP or detailed knowledge of it is NOT necessary.
For our perspective players, this RP can be considered a fun exercise in two different things:
1: Creation of an "End Story Character."
This character is one that lived through all the events mentioned in the first part of the story section written in the previous section. Mind you, the 'full story' of the schools combining with each other, and the efforts of the 'Gender Relations Club' to save the school amounted to 5 different acts. That whole story is to be alluded through in your character's bio which should be detailed to sound like they too went through the events of the story, even if they didn't have a direct hand in it like that club did. In short, being able to detail out a character as if they are already towards the end of the story.
2: Role-play an attempt to Fix a Deteriorating Relationship.
Whether it be a voted-on pairing as wanted by the player base, or a pairing that you decide upon with another participant, in this RP One Shot these two characters are in a relationship that is currently souring. This RP's In-Character covers the crucial sequence in which you two are deciding whether you should or should not stay together, and resolving the issue that started the rift in the first place. The roleplay of a relationship falling apart, and the role-play of sincerely trying to fix it is something not always touched on. This RP is a chance for you to tackle this normally slightly more mature and delicate subject. It's also a chance to roleplay your character already being in a deeper relationship with another character.
General Considerations FAQ
Players who make both a female and male character will be more likley to get a character model made for one of them !
Is this really a group RP?
Each ship will be conducted within a 1x1 thread on the 1x1 forum. BUT all those characters are drawn from the same setting, and before being paired, can theoretically be paired with anyone. Everyone is encouraged to read through the other's 1x1s and vote on their favorite ship and 1x1 thread. So... this is a weird hybrid.
What sort of relationships?
Koibiito is Vanilla. All ships are setup as boy/girl. You can either have your character 'Shipped' during voting time (where players in the cast will vote on what they think the best pairings are) or if you have a preferred partner, you two can be paired up that way. Additionally, if you had successfully participated in Koicomi Communication, you can carry over your relationship and continue where you left off for this RP.
Will this RP use Discord?
The RP uses Mandatory Discord for Communication. Some RPing may be done on the discord as a sort of optional thing, but the core of roleplaying will be done on RPnation using 1x1s that everyone will be able to look at to their leisure.
Player to Player Conduct?
You are expected to conduct yourself with due consideration to your fellow players. If things get uncomfortable please voice it out. Bad conduct towards other players will not be tolerated.
When will it start?
The RP is currently set to begin in Mid-June. It is marketed as being a thing to do and run over the summer. Lots of time will be given for the signup process due to classes usually ending at the end of May.
Will my character only get paired ONCE?
It's generally discouraged to try to have your character be involved in multiple 1x1s. An exception may be made on a case-by-case basis, primarily in order to cover characters who do not get paired or lose their partner.
Can I make multiple characters?
Yes. You can make 1 Boy and 1 Girl character, just like in the previous Koicomi Communication if you wish. Though players participating only need just 1 single character, as an incentive, players who create two characters will have at least one of their characters get 3d modeled and used in random flavor or story illustrations.
Do I have to play as both my girl and male characters AT THE SAME TIME when it starts?
By default you will only play one of them, and only be involved in one 1v1. Again, exceptions may be made to cover characters without partners.
How many people are you looking for?
Ideally enough for everyone to have a partner.
Koicomi Communication was far more successful than I thought it would be, but I still be wont surprised if this RP Crashes and Burns...
Anime or Real Faceclaims?
Anime styled faceclaims. It is encouraged to credit the artist who drew the picture you used.
What if My Partner Bails?
'Heartbroken.' Again the hope is that the CS process will be so monstrous that only the most dedicated folk will fully complete it. Ehb or anyone who volunteers to do makeup will start off a 1v1 from the beginning to ensure no one is left heartbroken.
What if my Partner is a Creeper?
It is encouraged to communicate with your partner and set your boundaries. If that does not work inform Ehb and it will be dealt with in a case by case basis. Note that continued behavior that makes other players uncomfortable will not be tolerated and can result in being removed from participation as the GM's discretion. Again, while this is a Romance RP that it must abide by RPnation rules.
I have no Chemistry with my Partner!
Feel free to use the Discord to brainstorm with the others if you get stuck! A lot of great planning was one in the last iteration. A feature to have the audience 'create your scenario' may be considered to help you out!
Do we have to fix our relationship?
It is not required that you two make up. In fact, it can end in a dramatic breakup if you two want. Ehb recommends that you two decide at the start whether you two want to have your characters 'make up no matter what' or 'role-play and see what happens'.
Girl to Girl? Boy to Boy Ships?
By default, its going to be discouraged as the background of the main story is 'Boy and Girls schools combine and they learn to get along with each other.' However, realities in the ability to find a partner for each player. and the desires of the player-base may be different. If implemented, players will have the option to choose whether they wish to potentially be in a relationship with the same gender, and separate rounds of voting on pairs will be conducted.
Can I have my character and their partner be rela-
Will Transgender Characters be allowed?
The GM makes the choice to not touch on this topic in the RP, and thus they will not be allowed as an option for your character.
If you have any other questions feel free to ask. Ax exhaustive as this QA was I'm certain I did not cover everything. Please ask for further clarification to begin a discussion!
Heartfelt Lies is a Japanese High School Relationship RP. Taking place at the end of a a story, players create characters who are shipped with another character. This will lead to the roleplay of a 1x1 where the two characters are trying to mend their relationship after some type of discord between the two. The RP, which will begin Mid-June and run through the end of July, will challenge players to act out being in an already developed relationship, and in acting out settling disputes with another character. It is hoped that players will get some useful experience out of sincerely tackling this facet of Rping a relationship with someone.
Heartfelt Lies Release Timeline:
This RP one shot is run as a 'thing to do over summer'
Posting of this thread thru Mid May : General Interest Vibecheck to decide on whether to run the One-Shot.
Mid-May thru Mid-June : Character Creation
After Mid-June : Shipping of Characters through Player Voting to Create Pairs.
July 31st : Technical End of Event - Voting on Favorite 1x1, Favorite Characters, etc. Players can take as long as they want to, to finish their 1x1s though.
Did you participate in the original Koibiito Communication (Koicomi) last year, and are interested in participating Heartfelt Lies?
Once again, Ehb would like to thank you very much for having participated in that previous One-Shot. Even if you did not manage to fully complete it through to the end, I am grateful for whatever effort you had put in.
Because Heartfelt Lies is basically the continuation of Koicomi you are allowed to directly port over your character from the previous RP, provided they were accepted previously. Though you may possibly need to add a thing or two, the scariest part of the sheets, their 'Bio during their time through Koicomi's main story' will have already been completed.
Additionally, if you did complete your 1x1s, you can choose to continue into Heartfelt Lies with that same relationship as a natural continuation, to RP with your partner again!