Dystopian RP 

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Dystopian RP 

Dystopian RP 

I know I haven't been on here for a while; I really am going to try to post more often... Anyway, I thought it would be cool to do a dystopian RP. But we have to make up what the world is like before we start soooo any ideas? :)  

submitted by Elizabeth, age 15
(May 26, 2014 - 12:47 pm)

I'm game, though I haven't really read anything dystopian unless Ender's Game counts.

Perhaps something post-apocalypse?

submitted by Blonde Heroines Rule
(May 26, 2014 - 8:08 pm)

Post-apocalypse? Awesome. But what happened during the apocalypse? We could do something Terminator style with machines taking over the world or something... I haven't read Ender's Game yet but if you wanted to do something like that it could be cool but I guess that moving more into Sci-Fi, right? Or maybe I'm mixing something up. 

submitted by Elizabeth, age 14, Germany
(June 1, 2014 - 3:16 am)

I like the idea of machines taking over.

Ender's Game is really good, I liked it a lot. But yeah, it would have to be more Sci-Fi. In fact to me a lot of people argue that Ender's Game isn't really dystopian at all. But we could try to make it like Ender's Game by  focusing on the overbearing government aspect, or the whole Battle School thing, but I think I like machines taking over or some other form of post-apocolypse thing better. What about you?

submitted by Blonde Heroines Rule
(June 1, 2014 - 8:19 pm)

Wow! What a coincidence! I actually finished reading Ender's Game yesterday. But I do think that the whole "government trying to hide something and being way overprotective and sheltering" idea is overdone. 

submitted by Abby J., age 13, Ohio
(June 24, 2014 - 5:02 pm)

Machines taking over the world with some government aspect or something similar would be really cool. We need some more people to start this RP, though! 

submitted by Elizabeth, age 15, Germany
(June 4, 2014 - 9:01 am)

I'll join! I haven't read Enders Game, though... But this sounds super fun!

submitted by Katie M, age 11, USA
(June 4, 2014 - 4:51 pm)

@ Elizabeth: Agreed! So government/machinery-takeover apocolypse then?


Cappie says yppy. I think Cappie wants a puppy. 

submitted by Blonde Heroines Rule, age classified, The future
(June 4, 2014 - 8:19 pm)

I'll play.

submitted by Kiki, age 13, USA
(June 5, 2014 - 6:05 pm)

What if we make it like the government wants the machines to take over, so the people won't do anything. The machines will be doing all the jobs, and the people will get lazy. That way, they won't rebel against something the government is planning.

Was that too confusing?

submitted by Bookbug, age 13
(June 9, 2014 - 12:07 pm)

Nope! I like the idea!

submitted by Katie M
(June 10, 2014 - 9:57 am)

This sounds awesome. What if each family had to have the EXACT same number of family members?

I don't know, just tossing some ideas around. 

submitted by Nora the Singer
(June 10, 2014 - 7:05 pm)

We could try this:


The government created machines to do all of the jobs so the people aren't aware of anything that's going on around them: they never leave their homes to work, everything is available via online service, etc. Maybe they all live in a massive complex or something. Meanwhile the government is actually building an Eden-ish sort of place outside that will be ONLY FOR THE GOVERNMENT WORKERS and after its completion they plan to shut down all of the machines, leaving the rest of humanity to die and solving the overpopulation problem that has been increasing in urgency for the last decade and which I just came up with to explain why they would want to kill people. We could write from the point of view of a few people who've escaped the complex and are outside in the barren post-apocalpytic landscape trying to evade the government (who are attempting to capture them) while simultaneously trying to warn the rest of the world what's happening.


a.) We don't have to do that.

b.) It might have been too confusing.

c.) I may have just accidentally planned out the entire storyline which defeats the purpose of an RP.

submitted by Zach L., age 13, California
(June 10, 2014 - 7:31 pm)

I'll join! If I come on more often.

submitted by ~Blue Fairy~, age 13, Neverland
(June 10, 2014 - 7:40 pm)

@ Nora: Ha, that's sort of like Ender's Game. The government put a restriction on how many kids they could have.  

@ Zach: That actually sounds like a really cool idea! Maybe we could start inside the compound, and write about our teaming up and escaping as well? (I just think that might be fun to write, and give us a good lead into as to how the government knows we escaped and all.)


submitted by Blonde Heroines Rule, age near dead, Zombie Apocalypse
(June 10, 2014 - 10:41 pm)

This is starting to look really cool!

submitted by Bookbug, age 13
(June 11, 2014 - 3:27 pm)