Eight Unique Plot Ideas: a list of ideas that will help you pick an original plot that will stand out from overused and repetitive plots often used in RPs.
- Set your RP back in time instead of making it take place in the present. Bonus points if you use FCs that are from the era you choose! Example: If you choose the 80s, use Molly Ringwald as a FC.
- Make your RP revolve around a famous event in History. A good, yet morbid, example would be using the Holocaust as your story line. This plot would keep the members interested because the hardships the characters face would cause dramatic and compelling moments within the story, giving each player a chance to be inspirational and real.
- Why have your RP take place on Earth when it could take place on any planet you want? Even a made up one! Whether you make your characters aliens living on Mars or hopeless humans stranded in space because they ran out of rocket fuel, your RP will already be intriguing thanks to the setting that stands out from many other RPs.
- Bring your dolls to life! Have you ever wondered what it would be like if the plastic best friend you had when you were 6 suddenly came to life? Well, I have. If you haven’t, its never too late to use that imagination of yours and bring your old doll to life though story! You could make the plot similar to Toy Story and have the dolls only move and talk while their owners are away or you could have the dolls live among humans in the real world because something/someone brought them to life.You could also use actual dolls as characters (Barbie, Bratz, Monster High etc.) or make up your own doll line. Regardless what your choose, the plot will stand out from many other plots floating around the RP universe right now.
- Go to Fairy World! Watching The Fairly Oddparents as a kid, I always wanted to see more of Fairy World and always wished I could go there. I think this would be a unique plot idea because think about it…. your characters are fairies with magic that can pretty much do anything they want! Plus you could have fun granting crazy wishes god kids wish for, such as wishing a character would turn into a cat for a day and having that player only use cat gifs that day. This plot would attract members because its fun, goofy, and there is so many stories that could come into play with a plot like this.
- Revive an old or cancelled show. Is there a show that didn’t end the way you wanted it to? Or a show that didn’t get a chance to end properly? Did your favorite show end leaving you to wonder what happened to your favorite characters? Well, nows your chance to re-write, update, or end the show you love by creating an RP revolved around it. Chances are your not the only one who misses that show and a lot of people might be interested in reliving memories of their favorite show. If the show is over a decade old, you could spice it up a little bit by recasting the show to any celebrity of your choosing. This would help out a lot if your roleplay is more of a GIF convo one than a para one.
- Crossover a cartoon with a live-action tv show or movie. An idea that is rarely done because one is animated and one is not, can be done through your RP by creating FCs for the animated characters.
- Make your plot a mystery that only you know. A mystery with clues given every so often would keep the RP active and fun because everyone would be excited to figure out the big mystery you set for the characters to reveal.
I apologize if any of these are overdone ideas, that I had simply overlooked while searching for an RP to join. Enjoy the ideas and have fun! :)