Dream Chasers MUSH (JRPG/Anime)



  • MUSH Wiki/Site: https://dreamchasers.space
    Connect info: dreamchasers.space, port 4767

    The Pitch: Dream Chasers MUSH combines the stories and characters of Grandia, Grandia II, Lunar II, Star Ocean, Tales of Zestiria, Trigun, Xenogears and Wild ARMs, splitting them across two planets, Lunar and Filgaia. We also plan to integrate Final Fantasy X, Gun x Sword, Wind Waker and Megaman Legends in the future. RP is currently restricted to a small section of Filgaia, with more to open as time passes and plots progress.

    Systems: Dream Chasers MUSH boasts two combat systems. The first, Gunslinger, is a standard reaction-based combat system for battles between players, NPCs or bosses. The second, Digger, uses decks of challenges to randomly generate dungeon encounters, allowing a party of players to battle the environment without a dedicated GM. Players take turns drawing a card, posing the challenge for the party, and resolving the challenge. Thanks to this, the barrier to entry of finding or running RP is very low.

    RP: Dream Chasers MUSH largely deals with adventure, social connections, threats to the world and plots within plots, but it doesn't restrict itself to that. Tone varies from lighthearted to serious at all times and there's something for everyone, including even those who just want to play bystanders such as merchants and wandering chefs. Slice of life isn't just common, it's encouraged.

    Logging/Scheduling: While the standard +events/+scenes system is in place, most RP on Dream Chasers MUSH is spontaneous and we average two to four scenes per day, covering the whole spectrum of RP genres. We even have a fairly active night owl crew allowing off-timezone folks to find something to do most of the time. Large plot scenes may be scheduled in advance, but most aren't. Logs must be submitted manually to the site, but we offer a very simple script that will clean and format your log for you.

    Factions: Dream Chasers MUSH doesn't boast traditional factions. Most characters are unaffiliated, or part of player-created groups, with major groups being reserved mostly for antagonists. Currently, these are: Althena's Guard, zealous defenders of the goddess Althena, Metal Demons, invaders from another world, Solaris, high-tech operatives trying to retain control of the world, and Veruni, a race of space-farers often regarded as a myth, operating covertly for the last century.

    Chargen: Done through application. All characters, FC and OC, enter play with the same stat total, but antagonists may apply for a skill in their antagonist form that raises this number. Applications received before a Friday morning are guaranteed to be processed on the following Tuesday. New player applications received past the deadline may be processed on the following Tuesday as well if staff feel they can do it without rushing.

    Advancement: +votes are used to determine who has roleplayed and who hasn't in a given week. Every Monday morning you receive advancement points per +vote you earned, to a maximum of two +votes. You can spend these points using an advancement application. You can +vote for as many people as you want per week.

    OC Friendliness: Dream Chasers MUSH is extremely welcoming to original characters.

    Tinysex: No TS, sorry! This isn't a statement for or against it, just a design choice that was made. I'm sorry if this is a dealbreaker!

    There's so much more to say, but I don't want to bore you with an endless sales pitch. Please drop in and visit us if you're curious, or ask questions here and I'll do my best* to answer!
    *As I'm currently at work I can't guarantee immediate replies, but I can guarantee if you drop in as a Guest there will be plenty of players able to help you.

    I warn in the interest of transparency that I don't speak for Dream Chasers MUSH staff, and therefore can't and shouldn't get into topics like why TS is banned.



  • Good luck to you guys! Updates on when new themes get added would be awesome (Wild Arms 2 or other Star Oceans). The dungeon thing seems like a pretty awesome idea. Even if it's not "perfect" mechanically or w/e, it should give a pretty solid framework/motivation for people to go 'do stuff'.

    I tend to have a recurring problem with these sorts of games, personally. Yes, yes, I'm sure I'm a horrible person but I don't like to play OCs on games with FCs and everybody I'd like to play is usually taken/not in setting.

    This has reminded me I have a willing-to-sacrifice-babies level urge to play Agrias somewhere (preferably with a slightly more cohesive theme/setting than somewhere like Multiverse Crisis or w/e it's called). If anybody knows somewhere that'd be possible, please give me this information. :O



  • @Tempest I'll be sure to let y'all know! Integration isn't something that's being rushed or overdone, in the interest of keeping the plot consistent with itself and spread across all series, but I'll be sure to post updates when new series get integrated.

    I don't have any currently active Final Fantasy MUs to recommend you right now but I'd find it hard to believe there isn't at least one still around in some form.


  • Pitcrew

    I was really excited for this while I was reading the wiki. However, I got to the rule about no sex, and it immediately shut down my interest. While I certainly do not need TS, I have yet to encounter a game that banned it that turned out well. Good luck with your game, though! That rule just sets a precedent that shows it is not for me, personally.



  • @toreadorfool Sorry to hear that. I've included that in the main post so it's a bit more obvious from now on.



  • Oh, I didn't even see that.

    But, tbh, considering that characters in JRPGs and Anime frequently are in the 12-16 range, I can't really fault anybody for putting that in policy.


  • Pitcrew

    Yeah, seems like a fairly smart thing to say in a game about animu, where literally 98% of characters are very young teens.


  • Coder

    @Kanye-Qwest said in Dream Chasers MUSH (JRPG/Anime):

    Yeah, seems like a fairly smart thing to say in a game about animu, where literally 98% of characters are very young teens.

    That is a blanket statement that may or may not apply. There is a large chunk of anime that is about adults or have major adult characters.

    Take Macross. Sure, the main characters are /usually/ late teens, but literally /every other character/ (except for the token child character) are adults.

    Now there are anime's where the focus is entirely on teenagers, sure, but a blanket anti-TS ban?

    Never seen that work. Never really seen it be enforceable without staffers spending all their time dark spying on couples in their private rooms too.

    IMHO that's an utter waste of staff time when they could be out running stuff for the players rather than trying to enforce a silly rule.


  • Coder

    @Lithium said in Dream Chasers MUSH (JRPG/Anime):

    @Kanye-Qwest said in Dream Chasers MUSH (JRPG/Anime):

    Yeah, seems like a fairly smart thing to say in a game about animu, where literally 98% of characters are very young teens.

    That is a blanket statement that may or may not apply. There is a large chunk of anime that is about adults or have major adult characters.

    Take Macross. Sure, the main characters are /usually/ late teens, but literally /every other character/ (except for the token child character) are adults.

    Now there are anime's where the focus is entirely on teenagers, sure, but a blanket anti-TS ban?

    Never seen that work. Never really seen it be enforceable without staffers spending all their time dark spying on couples in their private rooms too.

    IMHO that's an utter waste of staff time when they could be out running stuff for the players rather than trying to enforce a silly rule.

    I usually find it better to just state...

    "It is not a problem until it becomes a problem. This means people are complaining that you, an FC, are spending all your free time in inaccessible areas/rooms to the vast majority of your faction/theme/etc, you do it in public/log/etc or you never leave a private room. Then this is our problem, and you are inviting staff to pay attention to you and you apparently want the repercussions.


  • Politics

    @Seamus said in Dream Chasers MUSH (JRPG/Anime):

    It is not a problem until it becomes a problem. This means people are complaining that you, an FC, are spending all your free time in inaccessible areas/rooms to the vast majority of your faction/theme/etc, you do it in public/log/etc or you never leave a private room. Then this is our problem, and you are inviting staff to pay attention to you and you apparently want the repercussions.

    People do this a lot anyhow, and they aren't TSing. How does TS relate to this at all?

    What about responsible players that do play and RP with their faction folks on a regular basis? Why deny them a legitimate path of RP?

    The problem isn't the TS; it's ignoring what you're supposed to be doing with your FC. And if you're fulfilling that duty, who cares if you TS every now and again?

    Etc., ad nauseam.


  • Pitcrew

    There is no way for anyone to enforce this rule. I still think it's probably smart to avoid a lot of possibly problematic rp going on overtly that you don't want on your game.

    @Anadventurer , banning anything on your game is going to cause a lot of argument and probably keep some people away, and so be it, IMO.



  • @Kanye-Qwest Don't worry, I/we/they know! You can't please everyone, and it's perfectly allright like that.

    But I'd really appreciate if people found another place to argue about the merits and demerits of allowing TS. I can assure people that no one is spying on players to ensure no one is TSing and no time is being spent/wasted trying to enforce this rule at the moment (see edit), but I also don't feel there's anything to be gained by arguing about it here. If you don't like that we ban TS, again, I'm very sorry to hear this, but that's where our conversation should end.

    Edit: basically unless there's a reason to believe someone is TSing this isn't going to turn into an episode of Big Brother. The rule will surely be enforced when and if it's appropriate, but in the meantime there hasn't been any issue with it until this thread.


  • Pitcrew

    @Anadventurer said in Dream Chasers MUSH (JRPG/Anime):

    . I can assure people that no one is spying on players to ensure no one is TSing and no time is being spent/wasted trying to enforce this rule at the moment,

    Not about the content of the rule itself, but I have to say stating you have a rule but that you are not going to actually attempt to enforce it seems kind of pointless. Any rule you are not going to enforce is not worth the effort to enact.



  • The theme is about as interesting as an anime game can be, but I'm a bit leery about the fully coded combat system.



  • @ThatGuyThere Could we, please, stop talking about this?

    I understand that this rule is controversial in the hobby, but a thread dedicated to arguing its merits, demerits and enforcement methods would be more productive.


  • Coder

    @Ganymede
    That's the point though. I don't care. Until it's made a problem for me as staff I don't really care if you're TSing your brains out or just idling. But if Players complain, then that's when I step in. It matters less with OC characters or Non-Features because they may or may not be holding up sphere RP.


  • Pitcrew

    @Anadventurer No, they will never stop talking about it. Then you'll have to move 60 pages of this thread to a hog pit thread, and it will STILL come up on occasion.

    Just hazarding a guess.



  • There is one thing worth mention, re: TS: be very clear where your lines are drawn and write it out.

    If it's OK for characters to be sexually involved off-screen, and this is implied or mentioned in play, but 'the action' is not permitted, say so. If not, say that, too.

    Define what you mean, too. If it's just intercourse (including oral) being written out that's a problem, say so. Be aware that many people expand 'TS' to include any form of physical affection beyond hand-holding or a kiss, and let folks know where your line is as clearly as you can. If a swat on the butt, or passionately pinning somebody to a wall to kiss them until their toes curl goes against the intended spirit of the rule you want, make that clear to your players.

    Regardless, best of luck. I'm not an anime game fan, but it looks like you've put a lot of thought into the ideas and such here, and that's very cool. :)


  • Pitcrew

    @Anadventurer
    My issue has nothing to do with TS, mine is purely a logistical one, if one rule is has been stated it won't be enforced then how would any player know which other rules are real and which are also on the not enforced tier?



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