The Sixtieth Annual Hunger Games

The Sixtieth Annual Hunger Games

0 INK

And it was decreed that each year the twelve districts of Panem should offer up one young boy and girl to serve as a tribute to compete in the 60th Annual Hunger Games...

614 readers have visited The Sixtieth Annual Hunger Games since PepperJack created it.

Copyright: The creator of this roleplay has attributed some or all of its content to the following sources:

the hunger games trilogy

Introduction

Image

Image
In the remains of North America lies the country of Panem, where there are 12 Districts that must choose one girl and one boy between the ages of 12 to 18 to compete in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death in an arena on live television. The Hunger Games are used as punishment for "the Dark Days" when the 13 districts rebelled together against the country's government, the Capitol, resulting in the destruction of the 13th District. It seems you are a tribute! What will become of your fate?


Image


The Games
Image
The Hunger Games are a morbid and brutal competition which take place annually in the country of Panem. Every year, one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 are selected from each of the twelve districts as tributes, who prepare for a week and then are sent into an outdoor arena to fight to the death. The event is nationally televised as mandatory viewing for all citizens. The last living tribute is declared the victor and is allowed to live in comfort in their home district in the Victor's Village.

During the anticipation of the games, interviews, chariot presentations, training, and evaluations will occur. (More information in OOC.)

The Cornucopia is giant, golden (silver) horn shaped like a cone with a curved tail. In each year's Hunger Games, the tributes launch into the arena and start off in a circular formation, equidistant to the Cornucopia. Its mouth is at least 20 feet high and is filled with items that could help the tributes survive in the Games such as weapons, clothing, fire starters, supplies, containers, water, food, blankets, and medicine. The closer an object is to the Cornucopia, the more valuable it is. In an unidentified Hunger Games, the Cornucopia was filled with only spiked maces with which the tributes had to bludgeon each other to death with. However, both forms of media have this in common: the Cornucopia is the death of many tributes due to the large amount of desirable items. This is where the violent killing spree (the bloodbath) emerges. After this, it's a fight to the death until one tribute is left standing.


Reaping
Every year, each district holds a reaping ceremony. Two large glass balls contain slips of paper with each child's first and last name. A child's name is entered each year for every year that they are eligible. The entries are cumulative, and each year another slip is added to the glass ball for the child's aging. Ex: At age 12 one slip has their name, at 13 two slips are added, and so on. By the time each child is 18, they must have a minimum of 7 entries in the glass ball. However, they can choose to add their name more times in exchange for tessera, which is a small ration of oil and grain. Each tessera has enough oil and grain to supply one family member with food for one year.

The district's representative/escort picks a name out of the balls, one of which is for girls and one for boys. The tributes whose names are chosen are then entered into the Games, unless someone is willing to volunteer - a normally quite rare phenomenon unless it is in one of the "Career Districts" (1, 2, and 4), districts in which children have been training their whole lives to enter the Games.

When a victor comes home, they are no longer be eligible to participate in the Games even if they are still young enough to have their name drawn in the reaping. The exception to this rule is the Quarter Quell. The reaping ceremony is also treated like a celebration to all districts. The children dress up and sometimes given gifts to each other. They also tend to celebrate after the reaping is over, except of course for the children who are chosen who are busy saying their goodbyes.


Image

Reaping Day


The Capitol
ImageThe Capitol of Panem is a technologically advanced, utopian fortress city where the wealthy and powerful citizens of the nation reside. The Capitol is also the colloquial name for the ruling government of Panem. Not only are the Games controlled by this city, but so are the twelve (previously thirteen) districts. The Capitol is a tyrannical dictatorship, led by President Snow and holds total political and economical dominance over Panem, enforcing its rule through an army of Peacekeepers, harsh laws, propoganda, and, the Hunger Games. It is also the only major city. It is thought to be located in the northwestern section of the former United States of America, seemingly west of the Rocky Mountains. It is likely that it is in the current day state of Colorado, Utah, Montana, or Idaho. It is known for its food, and fashion. The Rockies also acted as a natural barrier and proved useful for the Capitol, allowing their air forces to bomb the rebels who attempted to invade the city in the Dark Days.

Style and fashion are very important to the aristocratic citizens of the Capitol. It is common for them to tattoo and dye their bodies, as well as undergo plastic surgery to alter their appearances. Some are whiskers, dyed skin, talons, and more outrageous fashions not mentioned. Some people of the Capitol also have gems implanted in their skin. Capitol residents also frequently wear wigs in a multitude of colors. The other districts think the people from the Capitol are different and odd. In order to have a good time at a party and eat as much as they want, Capitol residents drink a special liquid (like ipecac), that causes them to vomit, thus providing room for more food. The residents seem almost oblivious to the fact that, although they go through lots of food and still have plenty left over, many of the district's residents are starving. The food Capitol residents eat is extremely rich.



Image
Since I don't want all of the characters dead in the beginning of the roleplay, I've decided the roleplay will just focus on certain tributes from certain districts. This way, we won't have as many losses and/or deaths.




District 1

Image
District 1 is one of the wealthiest districts of Panem. Its primary industry is manufacturing luxury items for the Capitol. Some of them include diamonds and most likely other precious gems. It seems that parents name their children after the names of precious items and their attributes, which may be a reflection on their "glamorous" nature. Children in District 1 almost always seem to take pride in competing in the Games, and are among the group of tributes that band together to pick off the weak, called the Careers.


District 1 Female | Taken by VivaVictoria

District 1 Male | OPEN



District 4

Image
District 4 is one of the wealthier districts of Panem. Its industry is fishing, which is useful for tributes in the Games as they have experience in using nets and tridents, making fishhooks from scratch, swimming, and identifying edible sea life. Being one of the wealthier districts, District 4 tends to produce Career Tributes who volunteer to participate in The Hunger Games. This is also the case for Districts 1 and 2. These children are raised to win the Games, making them stronger and much more capable of winning than the average tribute.


District 4 Female | Taken by XphoenixX5

District 4 Male | Reserved by PepperJack



District 8

Image
District 8 is one of the districts of Panem. Its main industry is making textiles and clothing. They have at least one factory that is primarily used for making Peacekeeper uniforms. Incomes in District 8 must be fairly low. Some jobs include Factory worker, Weaver, Dress maker, Designer, and Warehouse manager.


District 8 Female | Taken by LightANDDark

District 8 Male | Reserved by ShaShaBoomStar



District 12

Image
District 12 is the poorest district in the nation of Panem. Located in the mountains, and with a population of around 8,000 people, District 12 specializes in coal mining. Some jobs include Coal miner, Geologist, Blaster, Surveyor and, Metallurgist.


District 12 Female | OPEN

District 12 Male | Reserved by The Writer's Voice



For the character sheet, you can create whatever you'd like; although, these must be included in your sheet:
-Name
-Gender
-Age (12-18)
-Personality (Also- maybe likes and dislikes? At least 2 or 3 paragraphs.)
-Appearance (Preferably a realistic picture. Actors are allowed.)
-Preferred weapons
-Physical description
-History (At least 2 or 3 paragraphs.)
-Skills/Special Traits

Please make your sheet look good! The list doesn't have to be in that exact order. Style it and add all sorts of things; fonts, colors, pictures, gifs. Try your best and put in some effort. I likes seeing a variety of character sheets.



RULES

1. Reservations only last three days.
2. Respect each other in the OOC. No fighting with each other there! Save that for the games.
3. Be dramatic as possible. Romance between the tributes is allowed an encouraged.
4. Swaring is allowed. This is a mature-themed roleplay.
5. Check the OOC for updates regularly.
6. I'm sorry, but your character has a possibility of being killed. If you engage in fighting with another player, you can't always get away or win. Be realistic and give us a tear-jerking death.
7. NO ONE OR TWO SENTENCE POSTS. At least 2 or 3 paragraphs, please.
8. Try to post at least once a day.

Toggle Rules

The GM of this roleplay hasn't created any rules! You can do whatever you like!

The Story So Far... Write a Post » as written by 0 authors

There have not been any posts in this roleplay.

View All »Arcs

Arcs are bundles of posts that you can organize on your own. They're useful for telling a story that might span long periods of time or space.

There are no arcs in this roleplay.

View All » Create New » Quests

There are no quests in this roleplay.

Events

Soon™.

Game Master Controls

Welcome home, Promethean. Here, you can manage your universe.

Arcs

Arcs are bundles of posts from any location, allowing you to easily capture sub-plots which might be spread out across multiple locations.

Quests

You can create Quests with various rewards, encouraging your players to engage with specific plot lines.

Add Setting » 1 Settings for your players to play in

Settings are the backdrop for the characters in your universe, giving meaning and context to their existence. By creating a number of well-written locations, you can organize your universe into areas and regions.

Navigation

While not required, locations can be organized onto a map. More information soon!

Panem

Panem by PepperJack

None

Add Group » 0 Factions to align with

There are no groups in this roleplay!

Add Character » 4 Characters played by your community

Character Portrait: Alexandria Nickelson
Character Portrait: Tamera Ackers

Orphanage

By marking a character as abandoned, you can offer them to your players as pre-made character sheets.

Character Portrait: Safia Holden
0 sightings Safia Holden played by VivaVictoria
"It is not just a game, it is survival." (District 1 Female)

Collectibles

By creating Collectibles, you can reward your players with unique items that accentuate their character sheets.

Events

You can schedule events for your players to create notifications and schedule times for everyone to plan around.

The Forge

Use your INK to craft new artifacts in The Sixtieth Annual Hunger Games. Once created, Items cannot be changed, but they can be bought and sold in the marketplace.

Notable Items

No items have been created yet!

The Market

Buy, sell, and even craft your own items in this universe.

Market Data

Market conditions are unknown. Use caution when trading.

Quick Buy (Items Most Recently Listed for Sale)

Open Stores

View All » Add Character » 4 Characters to follow in this universe

Character Portrait: Alexandria Nickelson
Character Portrait: Tamera Ackers

Newest

Character Portrait: Tamera Ackers
Tamera Ackers

District 8, Female

Character Portrait: Alexandria Nickelson
Alexandria Nickelson

District 4, female

Trending

Character Portrait: Alexandria Nickelson
Alexandria Nickelson

District 4, female

Character Portrait: Tamera Ackers
Tamera Ackers

District 8, Female

Most Followed

Character Portrait: Tamera Ackers
Tamera Ackers

District 8, Female

Character Portrait: Alexandria Nickelson
Alexandria Nickelson

District 4, female


Fullscreen Chat » Create Topic » The Sixtieth Annual Hunger Games: Out of Character

Discussions

  • Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Most recent OOC posts in The Sixtieth Annual Hunger Games

Re: The Sixtieth Annual Hunger Games

@PepperJack: Don't worry, everyone has been unable to access RPG for like the past day and a half. They wrote about it on their Twitter.

When it came back on, I was so paranoid that all the RP's would be dead because of lack of interaction or something. TTYL :)

Re: The Sixtieth Annual Hunger Games

@ShaShaBoomStar: Sure thing.

Hey guys. Sorry I haven't been in touch lately. For some reason, my computer couldn't access RoleplayGateway for a while. Anyways, once we get all of our characters, I can't wait to start.

Re: The Sixtieth Annual Hunger Games

May I reserve the District 8 Male?

Re: The Sixtieth Annual Hunger Games

can i reserve the district 12 male?

Re: The Sixtieth Annual Hunger Games

@LightANDDark: Sure thing!

@XphoenixX5: Sounds good! =)

Re: The Sixtieth Annual Hunger Games

Can I reserve the district 8 female?

Re: The Sixtieth Annual Hunger Games

Can I reserve the district 4 female?

The Sixtieth Annual Hunger Games

Hey everybody!
I'm really glad you've decided to have a glimpse of my roleplay. In honor of the upcoming Catching Fire movie, I thought it was a great idea to create this.

Just to remind you:
- Reservations only last three days.
- If you're confused, questions are strongly encouraged.
- Try to post every day if you can. (2 or 3 paragraphs is fine.)
- Regularly check the OOC.

I'll soon be posting extra information about the roleplay to help us all deepen into the plot and get the real Hunger Games experience. Once we have everyone's characters, I'll start us off with an introduction post beginning with the beloved Reaping Day.

Thanks!