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Answered A Story Told in Pictures?

Discussion in 'Questions & Suggestions' started by Stardust, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. Stardust

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    Hey staff people! I was thinking about apping Master Peace from one of Yugioh's card storylines somewhere down the line. Master Peace and the related cards that tell his story have never been involved in the series' anime and manga and come solely from the physical card game, but he's the main protagonist of a fairly simple and linear plotline and there's plenty to draw on, but the issue is that almost the entire story is told through card art and card effects -- there are literally four sentences of finite lore about the characters and storyline and, while that actually does explain a lot by merit of filling in the blanks, the rest has to be drawn from the pictures and interpretation of card effects and piecing things together, and a lot will probably be up to interpretation because of a measure of vagueness in the source material. There are a handful of stories told by Yugioh card art that have an accompanying guidebook that spells out the storyline a bit better, but the Draco storyline that Master Peace comes from isn't one of them.

    I know that someone is already playing Mahad (the Dark Magician) with some measure of inspiration from Dark Magician's card lore (i.e. stuff taken from the cards rather than present in the anime) and that the FAQ says that concept albums are fine as long as they have a storyline and characterization, but I don't know what jurisdiction this would all fall under. Two characters from Magic: The Gathering were recently accepted, but that game has a lot more background text and such covering it than this particular storyline, so I figured I'd ask just to be sure. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Steel

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    Hey there, Stardust!

    After looking into this, we couldn't find any stories relating to Master Peace. So, unfortunately, it doesn't seem like he is a character that can be apped. If you want to app a character, they need to have at least some canon material to build off of, as well as some hints to their personality, as this question in the FAQ mentions.

    But do feel free to try for some other character instead, and if you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask!
     
  3. Stardust

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    The story absolutely exists, and my question is about whether or not it's okay because it's not a story told through conventional means. A lot of Yugioh's lore is poorly or incompletely documented on sites like wikis and this would be something that's fairly hard to just look up. For reference, here's a summary of the first half of the Draco storyline and here's a web of all of the cards that are a part of the story. I swear, there's definitely canon material and a lot of it.
     
  4. Steel

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    Unfortunately, it still really isn't enough information to go off of. We would be open to a character like this if their story was contained in an official guidebook, like the stories you mentioned in your first post. But as it stands now, the story told in the cards alone is entirely up to fanon interpretation, which we feel isn't enough to build a character off of to roleplay on Pandora.

    If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask!