A little known feature of the URPG National Park is something called Pokemon Missions.
Pokemon Missions is a lot like tabletop roleplaying for the URPG. One or two "Dungeon Masters" guides a team of Pokemon trainers as they explore the world around them. In their journey, they might save the day, find great fortune, or win eternal fame and renown. Each mission is different and there is always unknown danger lurking around every corner.
Your Mission, if you choose to accept it, is to overcome the various challenges presented to during the adventure. Should you succeed, life, as we know it, will be better off and the world will be safe once again. Should you fail, well, let's not talk about that.
The Missions can best be compared to a Dungeons and Dragons game. In both, a party of trainers (role players) creatively attempt to combat and defeat various encounters, slowly working their way through the adventure in order to finish their mission.
This party will encounter hazards that can vary from a hostile criminal to a wild stampede to an exploding volcano. In order to overcome these hazards, the party needs cooperation, creativity, and determination. There are many solutions to a problem, but some are better than others.
What we want to do is move this idea beyond the Park and spin it into its own aspect of the URPG. Now that the URPG has something akin to its own RP section, this idea can take an even greater role than before.
So here's how this is going to play out.
We need to come up with a better system to implement this idea, one a little different than the Park. For one thing, capturing Pokemon does not take place during a Mission. Rather, you'll likely find treasure that includes items and money. You'll earn a name for yourself among the people and perhaps even save the day. In some sense, the rewards are real in terms of URPG value, and in others, the adventure is its own reward.
As the URPG tends to do with everything, we take something that's already fun (battling, stories, etc) and make it better by offering something more.
I brought onto the team AIE and Trilobyte who both have excellent ideas on what they want to do with this. I won't post what they've discussed. After all, they probably want to explain their own ideas!
Additionally, we probably have a few more URPG leaders pitching in such as DarkGardevoir and surely Dog of Hellsing.
The point is, though, that this is a community effort. We want to make this idea work in a way to bring increased life to URPG RPing. That's what this thread is for, to discuss new ideas and make suggestions. So if you have something you want to say or a suggestion to make, please post it. We're all friends here and we want to make this a better place.
So let's get to it!