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Raising Project Mods! ([personal profile] raisingproject) wrote2016-12-16 08:23 pm


Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is Magical Girl Raising Project?
    Magical Girl Raising Project is a murder game based off of the anime and light novels of the same name where characters become magical girls (or, perhaps, magical boys) and kill each other in order to survive. In game, the name "Magical Girl Raising Project" is given to the mobile game that characters are given with the one out of ten thousand chance of becoming a magical being, and you, my dear player reading this will be one of those few chosen to become one.

    In any case, no former knowledge of the canon is necessary in order to play!

Where exactly are my characters?
    After becoming a magical being, all characters are brought in by the Magical Girl Raising Project mascot, Fav to Town A, an abandoned city that is currently in disarray. All characters will awaken in their assigned room in the Sakura Hotel and then will be given an announcement through their Magical Phones and the chat room. They will be told that the goal for them is to gather magical candies in order to save this town by fulfilling tasks and doing good deeds!

But wait, what about the murder?
    Once the first week is done, Fav will announce that the amount of magical beings in this town must be cut in half. He will explicitly explain that the person with the least amount of candies at the end of the week will become dropped out. Of course, eventually they'll find out that "dropping out" means dying.

How many and what characters are applicable here?
    Both canon and original characters will be applicable, with the exception of characters from Magical Girl Raising Project. Canon AUs will also be applicable (i.e: Persona 3 male protagonist and Female Persona 3 female protagonist, Haruhi Suzumiya from the main Haruhi series and Kyon from The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan would both work.) and we will have a limit of three characters per canon and an upper limit of thirty characters total, with players being able to play two characters maximum. Of course, players who will be playing two characters will have one of them get a guaranteed death roll, so please be aware of that! Characters that have died in their canon are also applicable, just as long as they have a corpeal body.

Will doubles be allowed? What about characters with split personality?
    They will be accepted on a case by case basis, depending on how different the characters are. If you have a specific question regarding a character, feel free to contact either of the mods.

How will non-humans be dealt?
    Characters who are non-human are completely applicable and characters who are too large will only be sized down to a human scale inside of buildings, the hotel being the only exception. If characters have more than one form, they will be stuck in a single form until their other form is regained.

How will scheduling work?
    Scheduling will work on a 1:1 day ratio. Mondays are when incentives, which include motives, new items, magical candy bonuses, and tasks will be given. Murders and investigations will occur on Fridays and trials will follow on both Saturday and Sunday unless otherwise stated.

    Due to the game's start in March, we are expecting endgame to hit around May, give or take, depending on what actions you guys take.

    Murderers and victims will be deathrolled after trials end on Sunday and characters who will be placed on the suspect list will be messaged on Monday, to give them time to prepare any possible alibi.

So, you mentioned incentives. What exactly are these?
    So there will be several things on the list for incentives for the week at the beginning of each week. The first will be your usual motives that you normally see in every murdergame - some of them will be normal, like money, kidnapping, etc, and some might be a little strange, but the exact motives will be a mystery until the time comes!

    The second will be items. How items will work is that there will be five various items posted along with the magical candy amount - more on magical candies later - and these items can be from something useless to a character regain, which may include a character's powers. So potentially, your character might get the chance to steal another person's powers. On Monday (with the exception of the first week, where it will be a free-for-all), three players will be messaged for priority - basically, those three characters are allowed to choose to buy one item for the week before it opens up to everyone else. All items that are bought are considered sold out and can only be bought once. Of course, to add to the mystery, none of the characters will know what the other bought unless it comes into play, but all items will be described to each and every character, even if who obtains it is a secret.

    The third will be magical candy bonuses and tasks! Magical candy bonuses are given for characters who pass Activity Check each week - each character who does will get a bonus 20 candies. As for the tasks, there will be various tasks - both repeatable and non-repeatable ones - given a week that is open for any character to take. These will be the two main ways for characters to obtain magical candy besides the trials. Tasks can vary from something very minimal like getting a person to a place to something like destroying skeletons.

You mention that magical candies are going to be utilized for buying items. So how is this going to work?

    Initially, all characters will start off with 500 candies that they can use to buy items. Characters an earn candies by passing activity check, submitting bonus activity, tasks, and finding the correct culprit (or if you're the culprit, getting away with murder!)

    Besides getting murdered, the other way for a character to die is it their candy count hits zero at any point. Of course, a player will be warned if their count is close to zero and will hit zero. And in the case of stealing magical candies, characters will also be warned and will have one chance to opt out of the steal. This does not count towards your death opt out. If your character plans to steal candies, please inform the mods beforehand so we can notify and contact the other player.

    Candies can also be transfered to another player, just in case someone wanted to pool in candies to buy a really expensive item or out of the goodwill of their heart to make sure they're not on the bottom of the rankings.

What's activity check and bonus activity?
    Activity check is dealt every week and living characters must submit a total of two threads between two different characters with at least five comments from you or more. Bonus activity is when you submit a thread of ten comments or more from your character. For each comment you submit, you are eligible to choose from one of two things:

  • 25 candies
  • A random item (potentially a character regain)

  • While characters do not have to pass Activity Check, those who do not are more likely to be death rolled for next week.

Trials and Investigations. Tell me about those.
    Investigations will be held on Fridays and will be rather open for characters to go search for clues. While mods will not be pointing out where specifically those clues are, we will be telling you if there is anything that can be found in those areas. Once two or more characters find the dead body, Fav will make an announcement telling everyone who died.

    Trials will occur the following two days, both on Saturday and Sunday. For trials, five suspects will be revealed, with the murderer being amongst them. It is up to your characters to piece the evidence and alibis together in order to figure out a conclusion. Characters who are suspects will be given an area to write down their alibi and characters can discuss from there. Characters are also allowed to as Fav for any questions in regards to clarification, but Fav will not necessarily answer all questions.

    On Sunday at 9 PM EST, all votes must be submitted, whether it's an abstain or not. Then we move on to the executions!

    That's right, this game will have the executions you know and love from other murder games. Of course, even if characters choose the wrong person as the culprit, all characters will not be executed; instead, the person they voted for will be scapegoated and the true culprit, who will still remain a mystery - unless they wish to out themselves ICly - will get off scot free with all the candy rewards.

Will there be a network?
    Yes, actually! Since Magical Girl Raising Project has characters using their phones to communicate, this murder game will have an in character chat room, where characters, with avatars of their magical form. This will also be how characters communicate with Fav as well.

What about powers? Will those be kept, since everyone's a magical being now?
    No, they will not be kept intially. However, when you list all of your characters canon abilities, those will be potential abilities, or rather, "items" that can be bought by any other character... as long as they have the candy for it! For example, let's take Yukari from Persona. If you list "media", it's possible that someone like Naegi Makoto can see that spell on the list of items for the week, buy it, and actually be able to use it.

    Instead of abilities, due to their magical status, when they are transformed - and only when they in their transformed state (regardless if there's a physical change or not) - they will have heightened strength and agility, which allows them to jump really high and far. Their strength, transformed, is enough to smash a bolder into tiny pieces.

    When the character is not in their transformed state they will only have their mundane abilities and any physical items that they have received. They will not be able to cast any spells or abilities that exist outside of that.

So, will my character have a magical girl/boy/being form and name?
    There will be a completely optional section for that in the application! If your character is already a magical girl/boy/etc, feel free to use that design and name or come up with a new one. You're also free to ask for randomization in regards to this section or disregard it altogether. For those who disregard it, they will simply gain the abilities when they "transform". All characters will be going by their magical name and form for the magical phones as well in chibi form.

Okay, so my character's dead. What now?
    It's not the end of the world! Okay, well, you're dead, but that doesn't mean that you won't get to play. There will be a deadland community that your character will be able to access and communicate with other characters who might join them.

    Since this is based off of Magical Girl Raising Project, there is a potential for spoilers not only for the anime, but the light novels as well.

When will applications open? When will the game start?
    Applications will open on February 26th and will remain open until either we hit the maximum thirty slots or March 3rd hits. Applications will be processed by the weekend and game start will be on March 6th.

Will there be a Golden End?
    Not necessarily. The ending that you get is completely dependent on the players and how you do throughout the game. It is completely possible for things to not end on a positive note. But again, the choice is up to you and your characters!

Anything else?

[personal profile] graygriffin 2017-02-23 08:41 am (UTC)(link)
So, the RP I'm taking my character from was in the middle of a reboot when it just died out, so a lot of the old info pages are missing. I'm going to do my best to pull from what I remember, but is it okay if there are a few gaps? Most of the background info doesn't really concern my character herself, since her adventure was pretty self-contained.
moes: (kotori » wink~)

[personal profile] moes 2017-02-23 09:13 am (UTC)(link)
Hey there! I'm under the assumption that you'll be applying for an original character but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong since it will change the impact of my answer. Personally speaking, we would prefer there to be no gaps in regards to the history of the character as it may be vital to us when crafting motives and character-specific plot that might come up. If the "gaps" itself do not deal with your character or what happened to them, personally, then it shouldn't be a necessity, but if there are parts where it does, even in minor capacity, we would prefer that they be laid out.

If you wish to give me specifics, feel free to privately message me either via Dreamwidth or Plurk - whether it's on the mod account or on my main, as I can most likely give a more detailed answer.

[personal profile] graygriffin 2017-02-23 09:41 am (UTC)(link)
She's a fandom OC from another forum RP. And, well, most of that stuff is things she would probably have heard about, but never experienced or seen personally. I've done my best to write out what I remember, though.
moes: (caster » victory!)

[personal profile] moes 2017-02-23 09:59 am (UTC)(link)
In that particular case, it should be fine as is if the character in question has not experienced the events in question. Of course, to make it clear: my agreement to this specifically does not guarantee acceptance in game and if anything is unclear and/or contradictory, we will definitely not hesitate to ask for revisions or clarification.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

[personal profile] graygriffin 2017-02-23 02:56 pm (UTC)(link)
The app is kind of unclear, but for the personality section, is it 500-1000 words for canon characters, and 1000-1500 words for OCs?
moes: (alisha » i'm interested)

[personal profile] moes 2017-02-23 06:47 pm (UTC)(link)
It's 500-1000 words for canon characters maximum and 1000-1500 words maximum for original characters, meaning that it's fine if you go under that word count and we won't autoreject or revise you if you're under or a little over that threshold just as long as you're concise about it.

[personal profile] 1123 2017-03-01 04:56 am (UTC)(link)
If characters are pulled from a canon point where they are expected to do something on a specific date in the future that they obviously can't do if they are in the game at the time: Will it seem to them that they are just away from thing and won't be able to get to it, or will there be some teasing like "if you survive to the end you can go back to the time you were pulled from"?
moes: (lucina » future princess)

[personal profile] moes 2017-03-01 05:12 am (UTC)(link)
Hey there!

There will definitely be some teasing in regards to the latter; of course, characters will not immediately realize that they'll be in a murdergame but they will definitely be told that once they finish their duties in town that they'll be able to go back to the time they're pulled from, yes. Whether that's actually true or not is another question.
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[personal profile] introspects 2017-03-02 06:10 am (UTC)(link)
(not who i'm interested in playing but)

hi! i'm wondering when the estimated end date would be in may? i'm leaving on a trip on may 25th, so if it's before then i may consider throwing in an app!
moes: (chidori » thinking of you)

[personal profile] moes 2017-03-02 06:32 am (UTC)(link)
Hey there! Although I did give an estimated end date of May, as of right now, considering the turnout we're more or less looking at an endgame date of around April 28-29th; if we get more than the minimum requirement we're looking at sometime around the weekend of May 20-21 hopefully - primarily since I'll be MIA on the 25th to the 29th of May anyway, but endgame should hit before then in any case!
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[personal profile] introspects 2017-03-02 06:39 am (UTC)(link)
alright, awesome! thanks so much!
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[personal profile] holotags 2017-03-04 05:25 am (UTC)(link)
How do you guys feel about malleable protagonists? I play a version of the Sole Survivor that falls more into "fandom OC" territory and went down a romance route, I understand those are pretty taboo. But I really wanna find a game I can play her in. Any chance I can bring her here?
moes: (chiaki »  gamer smile)

[personal profile] moes 2017-03-05 04:19 am (UTC)(link)
I apologize for the late response, but here's our thoughts on the matter: we will be judging these applications case by case; in the case of these protagonists, we will judge the fairly similarly to fandom original characters.

Due to their nature, however, we would heavily prefer that you list out the choices that your character made - primarily the major ones that differ your version of the protagonist from others and form their personality. Hopefully this answers your question, and if you have any more, feel free to ask away!
Edited 2017-03-05 04:19 (UTC)
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[personal profile] holotags 2017-03-05 05:11 am (UTC)(link)
Alright, thank you for the reply!
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[personal profile] telecosmetic 2017-03-13 04:39 pm (UTC)(link)
For bonus AC, does it scale with number of comments, e.g. 30 comments = 3 items, 40 comments = 4 items..., or is it capped at 2 items for each submission?
moes: (chiaki »  gamer smile)

[personal profile] moes 2017-03-14 06:23 pm (UTC)(link)
It's capped at two maximum!
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[personal profile] beyondmoe 2017-03-14 05:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Just wondering, if the character would write a fake name in the guest list, what would happen? (Would it be the name in the profile?)
moes: (alisha » i'm interested)

[personal profile] moes 2017-03-14 06:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Nothing would happen! The names in the profiles would still be the real names of the characters + magical alias (if they have one).
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[personal profile] beyondmoe 2017-03-14 06:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Cool, thanks!