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The EWA: What it is and how it works Empty The EWA: What it is and how it works

Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:32 am

Hi everyone! The EWA is a forum-based roleplay fed using real-life wrestlers that has been running since 2001, a sort of throwback to that old school era. Our roster is comprised of RP'ers of all experience levels, though we admittedly tend to skew towards those who've either been in the game for a long time or are just returning to this weird and wonderful hobby of ours after an extended absence. Perhaps because the roster is mostly made up of old-timers, ours is a friendly, supportive community who are more interested in having fun with fedding rather than getting caught up in needless drama. If that sounds like the kind of environment you'd like to be a part of, why not check us out?

So, how does the EWA work, you may wonder? Well, it couldn't be simpler!

Once you've signed up as your chosen character/team (who can be any living wrestler not currently on the Roster/Hall of Fame), you can start volunteering for matches in our weekly feedback/booking thread found in the OOC section of the board. How active you are is entirely down to your own discretion, as we recognize that real-life has to take precedence, so there's no pressure to get booked weekly or whatever. Just keep us in the loop is all we ask, especially for longer absences.

Our flagship show is Sunday Night SLAM!, which has a 2 RP limit, while our monthly Pay-Per-View events run with a 3 RP limit, although spots on those latter shows typically tend to be saved for those involved in feuds/championship matches. It's also worth noting that there's nothing to stop you arranging lower RP limits with your opponents if need be as well, although I'd recommend trying to do so as early in the week as possible to avoid any potential conflict. Aside from TV Title matches, which are set at 1,000 words per RP, there's no word limits to worry about either. You're free to write as much or as little as your story/promo requires. On top of that, we also have a Character Development system where by posting a "CD" RP, you'll receive a squash match victory on SLAM! Rather than be there to pad win/loss records, this is a useful tool designed to help introduce new characters/parlay into segs on the show/stay active when no one's available to accept a match/showcase some kind of significant progression with your characters. Aside from that though, it's pretty much the same common sense RP rules you'd find anywhere else...i.e., don't use other people's characters without their permission, keep things grounded in some semblance of realism, etc.

We totally encourage collaboration between our members as well, meaning you have the freedom to reach out to other people to set up your own feuds, as well as writing up/submitting your own segments for shows. Again, the same common sense rules apply when doing so, but as long as you're not doing anything that would break the "reality" of the EWA world we inhabit, it's all gravy. And if in doubt about this (or anything else), don't hesitate to ask and someone will gladly help point you in the right direction. Whether posting on the boards, PM'ing in private, or throwing it out there on our Discord channel, there's no such thing as a stupid question, no matter how long or how little you've been playing this dumb game! Not every fed does things the same way, hence this thread!

As far as prizes go, we've currently got five different championships up for grabs: the World Heavyweight Title, the National Championship, the Tag Team Titles, the TV Championship (with the aforementioned "1,000 word limit per RP" rules), and the Women's Title. Obviously the goal is to work your way up the card through wins and feuds, but we also have various annual events to help do so as well. Around March/April each year, the EWA holds it's own version of the Royal Rumble known as Civil War, with the winner receiving a World Title opportunity they can cash in whenever and wherever they want, with the last several years featuring both men and women's versions of the match; later in the year, usually sometime between September and November, we hold our annual King of the Ring tournament, with the winner also receiving a World Title opportunity and a chance to etch their name in the history books...earlier this year, we also held our second Queen of the Ring tournament as well; and every December, we hold our showpiece event, SuperBrawl, where the year's stand-out performers are made Captains who each have to pick teams to compete in a chaotic elimination rules match, with the surviving team then walking out with ALL the EWA gold! There's been a couple of slight variations in the previous two SuperBrawls, with the 2019 version a Free-For-All match more akin to a Royal Rumble, using staggered entries but with championships defended individually and eliminations still decided by pinfalls and submissions! Last year's event took elements from that while returning to the team format as well, creating a unique situation where the winning team didn't win a single championship between them but all earned future title shots. In other words then, there's plenty of opportunities out there for the truly goal-orientated!

We also pride ourselves on putting together some great results week in and week out. As mentioned, SLAM! is our flagship show and we're about to celebrate our 500th edition on August 15th, which also coincides with the EWA's 20th anniversary as well. You can check out our results archive right here with events going back the last 10 years to get a flavor of what the EWA is all about! Why only 10 years though, you might be asking yourself? Well, after Zetaboards became the frankly unusable Tapatalk, we've been slowly but surely transferring more and more of our old results across to the archives for safe keeping. At the moment, we're making monthly additions of around 10-15 shows (on top of each new weekly set of current results), and hopefully it's only a matter of time before we get everything in one place! We're extremely proud of our history, especially after having been going for so long, so feel free to get a taste of it for yourself!

As mentioned, we only accept living real-life wrestlers, but that doesn't mean you have to portray them exactly as they're presented on TV or are limited by whatever role they play(ed) in real-life. The likes of Jamie Noble, Stevie Richards, Val Venis, and even Mosh have all gone on to become EWA World Champions at one point or another based on the creativity of the writer, and there's nothing to say you can't do the same with whoever you choose as well! As with anything worth doing, the more you can put in, the more you'll get out of it!

So there you have it! If you're looking for an experienced, well-written, rewarding fed, the EWA has got you covered! Hopefully we'll see you soon!


The EWA: What it is and how it works Empty Re: The EWA: What it is and how it works

Sat Aug 21, 2021 2:22 pm
Woo! Thank you Jon! And looking forward to talking and working with any people new to the world of e-fedding or returning to a previous passion of theirs!
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