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    98 KB The Shadow 08/10/09(Mon)00:49 No.5399382  
    hey fa/tg/uys

    I'm working on a Pokemon RP setting using BESM3e. I didn't want to just use the Pokemon settings, so I set it in the real world, sort of a post-apoc with Pokemon. I feel like it could use some more work. I want you thoughts about what I have, which I'll be posting.

    World History
    It is theorized that the Tunguska event was Mew hurtling to Earth. This is theorized by mapping the spread of the Pokerus combined with reported Mew sightings. At first humanity is unsure of the mutating flora and fauna that is spreading around the world, especially since some humans mutate as well. On animals and plants, it twists them into pokemon similar to the animal they once were. Humans have some small resistance to this, but not much. As Mew spread around the world, so the Pokerus spread.
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    Children have to get inoculated against pokerus, those that don't are susceptible to becoming pokemon. So poor areas have it running rampant like Africa. Pokerus is transmitted via saliva and feces of infected people and pokemon.

    It isn't until the 1920s, when a vaccine to the Pokerus is developed, that Pokemon become part of society, beginning with the end of WW1 when the first regiments of Pokemon trainers appear. When WW2 began Pokemon were there from the start, with the German Blitzkrieg being revolutionary for its use of Pokemon.

    However, WW2 was the end of large nations. The resources expended by the nations during the war left them unable to cope with the issues at home created by pokemon. Nation after nation fell apart, becoming city-states. Transnational corporations such as PokeCentre, and Police Co began to rise and became one of the few constants in the world.
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    In 1959 the Elite Four arose as a group of Trainers who aimed to restore order to the world. They set up a competition system where trainers have to travel between cities to challenge the city's gym leader. This was done to encourage travel, and economic growth. The Elite Four are now an organization of 4 representatives from each continent who work together to keep civilization alive. The League Champions, who have been able to beat the Elite Four of their continent, are the enforcers of the Elite Four, though the Elite Four also has a veritable army of trainers and bureaucrats to support their cause.

    Pokemon training and handling was revolutionized in 1964 when Kurt Mauser designed the first pokeball made from an apricorn. Apricorns were strangely wide spread plants that had been altered by the Pokerus but had not become Pokemon. This connection to the Pokerus is what allows the pokeballs to capture pokemon but not normal flora and fauna. This invention made catching Pokemon easy enough that almost anyone could do it, expanding the population of professional trainers greatly. Additionally the ability to store Pokemon indefinitely in an object the size of a baseball meant that almost anyone could own a Pokemon without having to worry about upkeep costs, so long as they could afford a Pokeball. However, Pokeballs were expensive as they had to be hand crafted. This meant that only the wealthy were able to purchase them, leaving the less fortunate to deal with the issues of feeding their Pokemon.
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    In 1978, with improved manufacturing means, the Poke Mart company created the first mass produced Pokeball. The mass production of pokeballs made PokeMart a rising company, and it was quickly subsumed by the PokeCentre Corporation. The decreased cost of the mass produced pokeballs (though they were still fairly expensive) created a second expansion of the popularity of Pokemon. The most recent revolution in Pokemon came from Bill Gates when he developed the PC Storage system in 1997. This allowed for Pokemon to be transported between locations over the internet while inside pokeballs. Unfortunately, due to the City State nature of the world, infrastructure quality is at an all time low, including the internet.

    So that's the world history. I'll start in on the Global Organizations shortly.
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    Global Organizations
    Poke Centre: The PokeCentre Company was the first transnational to appear in the wake of the collapse of governments. The Company has franchise locations all over the world that charge a small fee for the use of their facilities, including Pokemon registration, trading, Storage PC access (when available), and of course medical treatment for Pokemon. The company also owns the PokeMart chain which, while not as common as PokeCentres, offer many useful, though often expensive, items and equipment for trainers.

    Police: The Police Corporation is a private security force that many cities employ to protect them from encroaching threats, both pokemon and human in nature. Cities that are too small to hire the Police Corp for protection often have Pokemon Rangers who form a volunteer police force.

    Elite Four: The Elite Four is a global organization dedicated to preserving civilization. They do this by encouraging travel between towns through the Pokemon League.
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    Rocket Gang: The Rocket Gang is an organized crime group originating from somewhere in the former United States. They commit crimes such as arms, pokemon, and drug dealing to increase their wealth, though they often have a hand in most organized crime in North America, and there are rumours that they may be spreading globally.

    Team Magma: Team Magma is a cult that believes that humanity's problems stem from the oceans and that if there was more land humanity would return to its once prosperous form. They seek out legendary pokemon and advanced technologies to further their goals, which are at odds with Team Aqua's.

    Team Aqua: Team Aqua is a cult that believes that humanity is a plague on the land and needs to be washed from the world in a biblical flood. They search for legendary pokemon to remake the world into something cleaner. Since their goals are the opposite of Team Magma's the two cults often come into conflict, creating fatal battles.

    Galactic: Galactic Corporation believes that humanity's future on the Earth is limited, and so they must expand into the stars. While not overtly sinister in nature, Galactic will stop at nothing to advance their goals.
    >> The Shadow 08/10/09(Mon)00:54 No.5399467

    Everything is City-States, with Cities competing for the right to have a Pokemon Gym because they bring economic stimulus. A Gym Leader must come from the town in which their gym is located. A gym can switch locations if the Elite Four give a challenger city the Go ahead to send their champion to face another city's gym leader. Gym leaders have a wide range of pokemon, and save their best for Champions.

    North American Gyms: Mexico City, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Phoenix, and Orlando. Los Angeles had one until a pokerus outbreak made the city unsafe, and the gym was moved to Montreal.

    South American Gyms: Guatemala, La Habana, Ciudad De Panama, Tegucigalpa, Buenos Aires, Rio De Janeiro, Lima, and Bogota

    European Gyms: London, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Rome, Moscow, Stockholm, and Vienna

    Asian Gyms: Tokyo, Mumbai, Seoul, Jakarta, Karachi, Beijing, Tehran, Istanbul

    Oceanian Gyms: Sydney, Auckland, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Port Moresby, Suva

    African Gyms: Lagos, Cairo, Casablanca, Cape Town, Nairobi, Kinshasa, Dakar, Abidjan

    And those are the Global Organizations. Thoughts on what I have?
    >> Anonymous 08/10/09(Mon)00:54 No.5399476
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    Not contributing, just posting my favorite Pokemon picture along the lines of the ones you've been posting.
    >> The Shadow 08/10/09(Mon)01:03 No.5399597
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    I alos have suggestions for possible occupations the PCs could pick:

    Pokeball Smith: A smith is a person who knows how to make pokeballs out of apricorns, as well as repair, and modify standard pokeballs.

    Pokemon Breeder: A breeder raises pokemon often from when they hatch for the purpose of breeding them to make baby pokemon. They know how to take especially good care of their pokemon which helps to make the pokemon more loyal.

    Pokemon Ranger: Rangers defend Pokemon from people, and people from Pokemon. In towns too small to afford the services of Police Corp. volunteer Rangers protect the citizens from pokemon, and from criminals.

    Specialist: A specialist focuses on a certain type of pokemon, learning all they can about that one type. Often they mimic their preferred type in some fashion so as to better understand their pokemon.

    Coordinator: Coordinators collect pokemon not for battle, but for performance contests. To enter contests often a certain etiquette must be followed, lending the Coordinator to being a skilled diplomat.

    Researcher: Researchers are interested in pokemon for the sake of knowledge. They learn everything and anything about all pokemon. While Researchers may not have as good battle skills as Specialists, they often know far more.

    Bandit: A world of nation states leaves a lot of land unclaimed, and a lot of roads unsafe. Criminals regularly prey on travelers, using whatever weapons they have, whether it be gun, club, or Pokemon. Bandits are often skilled in a combination of stealth and brutal combat.
    >> Anonymous 08/10/09(Mon)01:03 No.5399598
    I think it is pretty good. I can't think of anything you need to add.
    >> Anonymous 08/10/09(Mon)01:04 No.5399619
    So who pays the pokemon trainers wandering around battling? In the game you have to give... half your money wasn't it? if you get beaten, but that's not exactly sustainable unless only the most successful can put bread on the table.
    >> Anonymous 08/10/09(Mon)01:07 No.5399647
    So, as a Trainer, I'd have pokemon and a gun to protect me form bandits? What stops me from dueling someone in the woods, then shooting them when they beat me?
    >> Anonymous 08/10/09(Mon)01:13 No.5399745
    duels are really based on the honor system more then anything else.
    >> Anonymous 08/10/09(Mon)01:14 No.5399754
    If I can be a land-pirate running around with an AK and a Nidoking, I'm happy.
    >> Anonymous 08/10/09(Mon)01:21 No.5399821
    do people lose their minds after being infected with pokerus? Or are there independent pokemon that try to hold on to their old lives?
    >> The Shadow 08/10/09(Mon)01:23 No.5399839

    I'd say that it'd be fair for the normal rules to be that when trainers duel, the ones who were challenged get to set the wager. So it can be a friendly bet for honour, or it can be a Pokemon equivalent of a pink slip match.


    Nothing stops you from doing that aside from it being a crime, but if you think you can hide it you're golden.
    >> The Shadow 08/10/09(Mon)01:26 No.5399873

    I'd say that they probably develop almost perfect amnesia, maybe every once in awhile they have a vague dream like memory.


    I plan on having a boss who is first thought to be a rampaging Pokemon, but turns out to be a nut in a tank.
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    >> The Shadow 08/10/09(Mon)01:57 No.5400237
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    >> The Shadow 08/10/09(Mon)02:01 No.5400271
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    bump btw
    >> The Shadow 08/10/09(Mon)02:08 No.5400364
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    No other thoughts?
    >> Anonymous 08/10/09(Mon)02:09 No.5400378
    Only alteration I would make would be to change Tunguska from Mew to Clefairy, and it'd be more accurate with Pokemon mythos since Clefairy came from the moon.
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    >> Anonymous 08/10/09(Mon)02:29 No.5400608

    then what about poke-ized human's rights? If you go looking for a friend and find a pokemon wearing his clothes, can you shove him in a pokeball and grab all his stuff?

    then bandits could just get rid of people by slipping them a pokerus roofie. Just ball the resulting pokemon and bag their property.
    >> The Shadow 08/10/09(Mon)02:38 No.5400705

    There are fairly inexpensive Pokerus innoculations that most people get as children. Also, it's kind of a post-apoc setting, there's no real government to enforce Pokemon rights outside of cities, where the city's council decides what is law within it's borders.
    >> Anonymous 08/10/09(Mon)02:49 No.5400833
    I like this idea. It neatly captures the high tech-low tech nature of the pokemon world.

    One thing I would add is an institutionalized/tradition of non-interference between trainers. After all, in monster fights, unless the monsters are fairly careful they could easily roast/freeze/mutilate both "commanders". Thus is its considered baby raping low to take any direct action other then shouting orders during a battle. Thus if you are willing to be considered deviant and depraved you can do it but there will be a massive stigma that will follow you everywhere, sort of like snipers during WWII. Hell, anyone who even carries a club would be suspect.
    >> Anonymous 08/10/09(Mon)02:53 No.5400885
    How about psychic/psionics being a rare side effect of the pokerus vaccine. Sometimes even dead pokerus has unintended side effects.

    Here's the kicker though. Where are the poke-exterminators? If pokemon are really threats why doesn't someone hire himself out as a hunter, rattata scalps for pokedollars?

    Finally, there must be at least one PokeWar where people stop playing by the rules out of desperation with all the associated angst that massive violations of taboo bring.
    >> Anonymous 08/10/09(Mon)03:02 No.5400977

    pokemon are mutated/descended from humans, right? I imagine for most people wearing poke-fur would be a damn creepy thing to do.

    But different city-states could have wildly differing sensibilities, so a pokemon-are-brothers people would be natural enemies of a pokemon-are-tools-and-meat civilization.

    also, how intelligent are pokemon?
    >> Anonymous 08/10/09(Mon)03:03 No.5400990
    This is the best idea ever.

    Okay, thoughts on Armor for Pokemon? I think that would add a component to battling.

    There's a Pokemon movie (Lucario and the Mystery of Mew I think) where they show large group of Pokemon/trainers fighting another large group of a similar group and both groups have Pokemon wearing armor
    >> The Shadow 08/10/09(Mon)03:06 No.5401027

    I'd say that there is indeed a heavy stigma associated with trainer interference, but outside of city limits it's a very real possibility especially if there are bandits posing as legit trainers.

    Psychic: Sometimes the Pokerus has strange effects even on inoculated people. Psychics are the most common form of this. Most psychics have a low level telepathy that they can use to communicate with their Pokemon, but there are some that can read human minds, and a few who can simulate some Psychic Pokemon attacks.

    Exterminator: In a world with insects and mice that can easily maul a person, the formerly simple job of being an exterminator now belongs to a grizzled few veterans. Though Rangers may try to provide this service, there's no one as good at it as an exterminator.

    As for the Pokewar. That was WW2 in this setting.
    >> Anonymous 08/10/09(Mon)03:07 No.5401043
    Well, in the games Lt. Surge fought in some sort of war.
    I think pokemon vary in intelligence like animals, so a rattata isn't very smart, but an alakazam or a metagross could potentally be smarter than a prson.
    >> Halfwing !!Slarp0p0hVx 08/10/09(Mon)03:09 No.5401058
    sorry Dr.Mr.Stark beat you too it.
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    Only the more human Pokemon (machop, abra, jynx, etc) are former humans or human descendants. The rest used to be normal animals or plants (growlithes are descended from dogs). So some Pokefur would be super creepy, but others would be no different than normal fur. As for intelligence, it depends on the type of pokemon. They're obviously all smart enough to be trained, though some are harder to teach than others.

    I'd say armour would be uncommon among trainers because it wouldn't be pulled into the pokeball with the pokemon. Those who keep their pokemon out could use armour, however, this wouldn't be allowed in sanctioned battled.
    >> The Shadow 08/10/09(Mon)03:13 No.5401100
    Not making a new game, just using the setting. I'm using BESM3e rules.
    >> Anonymous 08/10/09(Mon)03:17 No.5401128
    Well why wouldn't the armor go back into the ball? Pokemon can be holding items in the later generation of games and go back into their balls fine.
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    In my setting Pokeballs work only on things that have a heavy Pokerus presence, so humans can't be captured, but a cubone and its club can be. However, as I said if someone left their pokemon out, they could equip them. Which gave me the terrifying thought of a Machamp with armour and 4 uzis.
    >> Anonymous 08/10/09(Mon)03:28 No.5401223

    Okay, that makes sense, great idea :D
    >> Anonymous 08/10/09(Mon)03:29 No.5401230
    This is pretty good stuff. Archived

    >> How do I shot trip? !H508X.HbJ6 08/10/09(Mon)03:32 No.5401248
    This thread makes me happy.
    >> The Shadow 08/10/09(Mon)03:40 No.5401311
    Well, that was a surprise.

    I don't know if I need more suggestions for setting stuff... but I think /tg/ could come up with some pretty awesome ideas for quests, bosses, gym leaders, etc. The only idea I really had was for the PCs to eventually be hired to go take out a rogue Pokemon that is killing people. When they find it, it turns out to be an old tank that someone stole.
    >> Anonymous 08/10/09(Mon)03:42 No.5401320
    Does a machamp really need guns? It can probably level buildings with its punches anyway.
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    Anyway, I'm going to bed. Since this is archived I'll have a look at it in the morning, and if the thread is still alive then, I'll put in my 2 cents on what's been said.
    >> Anonymous 08/10/09(Mon)03:49 No.5401375
    the pokerus is a virus, that boosts ev gain. not all pokemon have it, your idea is flawed
    >> Anonymous 08/10/09(Mon)04:10 No.5401508

    Ranged capability is always a plus.

    That said, why uzis? The thing's probably strong and stable enough to use light vehicle weapons on foot.
    >> The Shadow 08/10/09(Mon)07:24 No.5402798
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    Just cause that's what popped into my head. Just so long as the weapon was invented before the fall of nations.

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