Transformers: A New Translation began life as a fan comic of mine. It enjoyed a fair amount of popularity during its run, being, for a time, the only other drawn fan comic in the funnies forum after Stonecrusher’s Transformers Nexus, paving the way for plenty of other drawn comics in that forum. Now, mostly out of curiosity to see what would happen, I have chosen to take the ideas from his comic (with a few alterations) and turn it into an RP. For those of you who have read the comic, I hope you have fun, and for those of you who haven’t, you can either read it here or go in blind, using only the character and setting descriptions as a basis. With that out of the way, let’s get to our setting… It is the present day on Earth. Autobots have been living undercover across the globe for years, living there after Cybertron was reduced to an uninhabitable husk due to the severity of their war with the Decepticons. For a time, the Autobots enjoyed peace, but now that Megatron has arrived, it’s up to Optimus Prime and his Autobots to take up arms once again and stop the tyrant from turning the planet into one great stronghold. Megatron, meanwhile, has been scouring the cosmos for a new planet to cyberform, dispatching his Seekers in order to find one that is hospitable. Thanks to the efforts of Starscream’s division, he has found the perfect host planet in the form of Earth. He will resurrect the glory of Kaon… and if he has to do it over billions of human corpses, then so be it. The Autobots are in a fixed location-- a base somewhere in Oregon. They managed to masterfully hide the Ark in what appears to be an ordinary mountainside overlooking a small lake. In order to get to areas that are a significant distance away in relatively short time, the Autobots use the Ground Bridge to get where they need to go. The base features a laboratory, a medical bay, a commander’s office, showers, a war room, a simulator room for training, and individual hab suites for each Autobot as well as the “launch bay” where the ground bridge is located. The Decepticons’ current base of operations, by contrast, is a constantly-moving and completely unsubtle warship, the Nemesis. It is an unstoppable engine of destruction, able to raze an entire city in the matter of minutes when at full power. For the time being it simply serves as a means of getting the Decepticons where they need to go. The ship features hab suites for all of the Decepticons, an arena with training drones for the Decepticons to hone their skills, a throne room on the bridge for Megatron, a workshop, a launch bay for the fliers, and far too many weapons, up to and including plasma cannons, cluster bombs, and a single, massive energon cannon. And Cybertron? Cybertron is a wasteland, certainly, but not completely abandoned. There are still Autobots and Decepticons there, either too stubborn to leave or having had the misfortune of being left behind that continue to fight it out... Rules 1. No godmodding. This should be a given. 2. You are limited to the list of provided characters, and only up to 12 of them at any given time. As it stands, this RP is limited to them, and only to them. 3. Devaron9 is the moderator of this, not me-- I'm just the creator. First off, that means if there is a dispute, it goes to him, not me. Second, if he makes a decision, you'd best respect it. 4. OOC should be represented by the use of double elipses ((like so)) 5. Give your opponent time to react, don't react for them. This ties in with the whole "no godmodding" thing. 6. Make sure to have all of your posts have enough meat to reply to. One-word replies don't add much of anything and just slow the entire process down. 7. Keep it civil. 8. Have fun!