Roleplay Guide

Our discord server aims to be a safe and entertaining place for users and characters of all types and power levels. But to aid in making sure the lore isn’t broken (much), we made a guide to crafting your character and role-playing in The Overpowered House Chat.

Send feedback to Mynette#5725 in chat or use our contact page.

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The Overpowered House Lore

Underpowered people in realms and realities reject and shun characters who are too powerful, too over the top or just plain too much for them, quite a pity. These characters often only appear just once in a story with their audiences having stopped believing in them and disappearing. The disbelief of the underpowereds gives them the power to erase an overpowered.

I decided to forge an isolated creation where the Overpowered could live in a safe space where in time, they can become better and believable. It’s the only way to defend against the underpowered forces that threaten to no-sell our existence and completely erase us.

– Mynette Obercosm, Co-Owner, The Overpowered House

Character Creation Guide

Designing your character

Posting a profile is OPTIONAL, but it would greatly help other players know about your character if you did one. No approvals required if you play a character VS Battle Tier Level 3-A or lower.  Read below for more details, especially if you want to play characters above 3-A.

All it really takes is a name, a description and talking about yourself and who you are as a person, quite sure you do it all time whether you’re a real person or not.

Writing about a normal person with no enhanced abilities should be simple enough. It depends on how deep or complex you want to go.

If you decide not to go in as yourself or your internet identity, you can create a different character.

The only limitations in character creation are the rules and the power level. No approval is required. Don’t worry, you can also be god-level too, but only at a certain level with the possibility of a higher level. More on that below.

When you do your character’s profile, you can post the text directly if it’s short or use a share link to a google doc / One Drive Word doc to: #character-library. 

If your character was made to be spicy or have a NSFW form, don’t add those spicy bits in your profile entry in chat. Instead, add the sexy bits to a shared cloud document (Google Docs / One drive) with a NSFW label on your link.

Trusted Players

By roleplaying and building experience points, levels and reputation among players, you will earn the Trusted Role which allows you to make more powerful characters without approval.

The OPH Staff may give you the role after you’ve demonstrated great and responsible roleplay or if you feel that you are ready for this, you can request the role. No guarantees, it may take you 1 month, or a year or longer depending on how well you play.

Power Classes

Currently, we’ve adopted the VS Battle Tier System as a way to determine and measure power classes so you can compare with other popular canon characters to help determine where your character is on the scale. You should use the class that represents the maximum power level they can reach in a fight.

Regular players can have any characters up to 3-A without approval.

Trusted players can have any characters up to 1-A without approval.

If you really want to be a character that is truly boundless, a Tier Zero Character, they have their own guide, go there once you’re done reading this one.

If you have no power class assigned, then by default, you are an underpowered person:

  • Normal (Tier 10)

Self Assigned Roles for underpowered people:

  • Normal – Tier 10
  • Powered – Tiers 9-C, 9-B

Self assigned role for people neither under or overpowered:

  • Super – Tiers 9-A, 8, 7, 6-C, High 6-C

Roles for Overpowered people:

  • Demi-God / Stellar – Tiers 6-B, 6-A, 5, 4
  • God / Cosmic – Tiers 3-C, 3-B, 3-A
  • Higher Dimensional Being – Tiers 3-A (High) up to 1-B
    • Trusted Players Only
  • Divine God – Tiers 3-A (High) up to 1-A
    • Trusted Players Only
  • Boundless – Tier 0

Overpowered Characters

If you take on a role of Demi-God, God, Higher Dimensional Being or Higher God then your Character is Overpowered.

You can self-assign the Demi-God and God roles, but anything higher will require you to be a trusted player.

With overpower comes overpowered responsibilities.

Truly Divine vs God-Like

Any type of being who is a super or higher could call themselves a god/goddess if they wish. But when it comes to being divine, it’s worth exploring its meaning.

A being who is fully divine means that the being is abstract who literally represent a force of nature from any creation. In other words, they are that nature. Their mere presence can affect other beings depending their nature’s sensitivity and being. Often, they need to be in a form others can understand and communicate to.

A being who isn’t divine but nonetheless god-like means that the being has a concrete existence but attains so much raw power that it compares or exceeds that of a god. Even so, god-like people can still be affected by abstract forces on some level, even if it’s minuscule and doesn’t result in a real effect (eg: A god-like being can get annoying but tiny burns from a weaker God of Fire.)

Regardless of what powers you have, server powers trumps all.

Underpowered Characters

Your character is Underpowered if:

  • You are not self-assigned to any power class role. (You are automatically Normal)
  • OR
  • You are self-assigned to the Normal or Powered roles.

When conditions are met, a vote among your underpowered brethren, you and your fellow underpowered people will gain the power to erase an overpowered person. Currently only Tier Zero / Boundless characters can be erased.

Characters neither Overpowered nor Underpowered

Your character is neither Overpowered nor Underpowered if:

  • You are self-assigned to the super role.

For the most part, you are neutral and not under threat of being erased, but, won’t have the power to erase an overpowered. Nonetheless, you will have powers of your own.

Etiquette

Godmodding – The one term that I’ll highlight here and a common trap for characters too OP. In general, this is when through your actions you take control of other characters without their consent or without a good reason. Doing this will quickly make others want to disbelieve your character so much, they’ll get the power to erase it.  This roleplay etiquette guide does a nice example of Godmodding. Avoid doing it.

So far, we recommend reading these etiquette guides by these RP sites. They’re are pretty good. Go give them a read:

By: rulesofroleplay on Tumblr: http://rulesofroleplay.tumblr.com

By: 16luongl1 on Discuss Scratch: https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/184350/

Superpowers and Abilities

For the most part, if your character is extraordinary, you’d want to add some details about what it can do. So far, the best sites I’ve found to research about superpowers and abilities are:

Superpower Wiki: https://powerlisting.wikia.com/wiki/Superpower_Wiki

VS Battle Wiki: https://vsbattles.wikia.com/wiki/VS_Battles_Wiki

Even though you could have every power in the book and then some, less is more when it comes to making your character interesting. There’s more to power than just ability.

Fights, Battles and Kills

There will be epic fights that will shake the heavens along with a lot of screaming, powering up and explosions. But who wins in the end? Who’s next? Who is more powerful?

There is currently no formal RP battle system in place at The Overpowered House. It will be up to the players to determine how they fight and what the winning and losing conditions are for each fight.

It’s recommended to use the roll command to spice up randomness. A 1d20 dice does the trick. When the roll command is used, ie:”-roll 1d20″ the result of an action can be an critical fail (1) or a critical success (20) with anything in between. Usually, anything above a 10 should land a hit.

Characters would take turns like this for example:

  • Player 1:  Elf rushed in and threw a punch at Giant’s ribs (rolls a 20 – critical hit)
  • Player 2: The punch slammed his ribs so hard, a couple of them broke and he fell to his knees. He sent a fist, trying to crush him. (rolls a 10 – barely hits)
  • Player 1: Elf raised his arms as he was knocked down, sliding across the ground “Looks like that hit got you a bit woosy there!” Elf got to his feet and brushed the dust off him. He pulled out a boomerang and flung it right at  Giant’s eye. (rolls a 12 – hit)
  • Player 2: The boomerang clips Giant’s right eye. He roared in pain, “You feeble knat! Stand still!” he raised his boot and slammed it down. (rolled a 12 – hit)

And so on until the fight is over. But you can play in any style you wish.

Battle Records and Killings

We do not officially track battle records and conditions of characters. You can do that yourself if you want.

When it comes to killings, there is no implied permission to kill (PTK). You must get permission to kill before a character can be legitimately killed in an fight. These types of kills where all players are in mutual agreement for the fight will not result in a mute of the killed players(s) and is not considered a permanent kill nor a temporary kill (unless the players want it that way.)

If you push people’s patience too far or act too disruptive in a public room, then a fight could ensue and a reason-to-kill (RTK) may be established. If in the ensuing fight, you are killed with good reason in the eyes of OPH Staff, (or there’s a clear RTK and you no-sell or mishandle the challenge), you will suffer a Server Temporary Kill by being muted (restricted to basic channels) for a set period of time as determined by the OPH Staff, along with additional warnings issued if necessary. Once the time expired, you’ll be unmuted and respawned.

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