The first couple of professional wrestling. Rich E. Platinum and his prized Jewel.
Hey everybody, after months of thought and debate I have decided to construct a new fictional gaming world for TEW2010. I really like the GDS-Verse and have always thought that it was a shame that we haven't seen multiple fictional mods pop up over the years that has the ability to get the board excited. Anyway, here a few questions I will answer right off the bat that I think will crop up:
What is the London-Verse?
The London-Verse will be a new fictional universe for TEW2010 and will feature brand new companies and workers to capitalise on the fantastic gaming series that has been presented to us by Adam Ryland.
Will the new characters/promotions have pictures?
Yes, the rendering of workers will be done by myself, however, belts, logos and shows etc. will be created by various members of the board.
Will I be able to contribute?
Yes, as the mod progresses I will be asking for character ideas and bios along with various other creative aspects that I will explain later on.
How far along is the mod?
So far I have come up with the main promotions and their bios along with a select few characters, the rest is still in the works.
How big will the mod be?
Hopefully someday as big as the Cornellverse itself. The potential for growth is only limited to the bounds of creation.
I will post the companies that have been decided upon on the information that accompanies them.
When can I get involved in the creative process?
Very soon. I will need ideas for so many things that it is hard to narrow down at this point so for those who want to get involved just let me know in this thread. Any graphics savvy people are more than welcome to create logos for the project and are encouraged to do so.
Hope this is enough to whet the appetitie for now.
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USAThe American Wrestling Federation was founded in January of 1972 by Adam Sutherland, a wealthy business tycoon who had been the dominant force in multiple previous industries, most noticeably corporate construction. The AWF was set up from day one to take over the world of professional wrestling and with the considerable financial clout behind the owner, the AWF sky rocketed almost instantaneously overtaking former powerhouses such as CPW and JWA.
American Wrestling Federation (AWF)
The focal point of the AWF has always been its mainstream appeal with its product appealing primarily to the whole family, although the infamous disgruntled male audience has always been a hard market for Sutherland and co. to maintain due to its almost PG like approach. With that being said, the AWF has for the past thirty plus years been at the forefront of the industry and looks set to stay there for some time yet thanks to the performers under their banner and the seemingly limitless supply of capital.
AWF World Heavyweight: Rich E. Platinum
AWF World Tag Team
The number two promotion in North America is also the second most popular wrestling company in the world. Championship Wrestling Elite was formed in 1985 by a union of grapplers who felt that the AWF style whilst entertaining, was not what true professional wrestling was all about. The idea behind the CWE was to promote a style of wrestling that would capitalise on the disillusioned 18-35 male demographic that had become weary of what the AWF had to offer.
Championship Wrestling Elite (CWE)
The CWE have made a name for themselves over the years by grooming some of the top young stars of the business and shaping them into the main event players that the fans know and love. CWE incorporate a strong in-ring work ethic accompanied by gripping storylines for the ongoing feuds; a combination that has seen the company rise to the lofty spot in which they now reside within the industry. If anybody is to challenge the mighty AWF, the CWE may be the company to dethrone them.
CWE World Tag Team
CWE United States
Championship Pro Wrestling was at one stage akin to a relic of a bygone era of professional wrestling. After initially opening its doors as early as March of 1968, CPW went on to set the measuring stick for what professional wrestling would resemble for the next several years, however, the founder of the organisation and legendary ring technician Samuel Carter, was stuck in his ways as a person and as a businessman. CPW whilst initially at the pinnacle of the sport, began to fall by the wayside with the emergence of the AWF. Carter, who was unwilling to adapt with the ever changing landscape, stubbornly held on to his position as head booker until poor health forced him into retirement in 1996 at the ripe old age of 82.
Championship Pro Wrestling (CPW)
It was during this period when CPW fell almost completely off the map with few realising that the company were even still in business at one point. Fortunately in late 2002, CPW began its revival when new owner, Rick Holden gave CPW the life saving injection it so desperately needed. Although CPW looks to be on the rise once again, there is still a long way to go if the organisation wants to compete at the very top level.
CPW Tag Team
CPW Junior Heavyweight
Dynamite USA is the brainchild of Roderick Stevens, a former highly entertaining loudmouth manager of the independent circuit. Stevens has always been a fan of the more hard-hitting indy style hence why he never "sold out" and joined the AWF when given the opportunity in 1998. His loose association with Pro Wrestling Dynamite and his strong friendship with Yatori Ono, saw Stevens branch out into the role of organizational owner in the year of 2002 when Dynamite USA held its debut show.
Dynamite USA (DUSA)
DUSA, thanks to its working relationship with PWD, has been greatly successful in the US market thus far, propelling the promotion into the top five stateside rankings. Their blend of oriental and Westernized ring craft has led to its fair share of breathtaking matches; a theme which Stevens hopes to continue.
DUSA Open championship
DUSA Tag Team championship
DUSA No Limits championship
In January of 2002, Mark Eldridge opened up a promotion in the state of New Jersey that revelled in the art of hardcore wrestling, focusing on the edgier side of the sport instead of the more mainstream "fluff".
Xtreme Combat Wrestling (XCW)
Over the years, XCW have seen more than its fair share of barbaric matches and moments, perhaps none more so than in their annual tournament known as the King of Xtreme which features 8-16 men in a deathmatch elimination tournament. Whilst XCW remains loyal to providing the bloodthirsty fans with what they want to see, perhaps the company will need to evolve their product if they want to survive in the long run.
XCW Tag Team
XCW King Of Xtreme (deathmatch tournament)
A fun promotion out of the East Coast, the All Action Association features a plethora of diverse characters and teams in an organisation that is best described as a hybrid between Mexican lucha and American indy. AAA is focused on great wrestling entertainment and also lays claim to hosting one of the most widely lauded annual tournaments in the sport with the "Universal Trio Crown".
All Action Association (AAA)
The AAA is full of unique masked workers as well as a healthy dose of technically proficient grapplers and it is this reason that makes the All Action Association one of the most popular independent organisations in professional wrestling today.
AAA King Champion Warrior
AAA Dual Warrior Kings
AAA Trio King Warriors
AAA Universal Trio Crown (Annual trios tournament)
The darling promotion from the east coast, Empire State Wrestling is an entertaining independent promotion based out of New York. First opening its doors in 1996, ESW didn't exactly set the world alight with its debut show, although it was solid enough to encourage local fans to come back for their second offering. The infamous second show of ESW, "The City Never Sleeps", was absolute gold and would set the trend for what Empire State Wrestling would become known for; a modern independent market for up and coming US talent that eventually go on to be stars of the future.
Empire State Wrestling (ESW)
ESW are happy filling their niche role and are more than capable of living within their limitations. Not a threat to the bigger stateside organisations, both the AWF and CWE are respectful when approaching to sign talent as they restrain from raiding the entire promotion and putting them out of business.
East Coast Heavyweight
East Coast Tag Team
Cutting Edge Promotion might be a bit of a misleading name for a this particular professional wrestling promotion. The connotations of "cutting edge" may suggest that the organisation is a hyper-modern incarnation of the sport when in reality the CEPW are focused on providing great action both in-between the ropes and out; in essence sticking to tradition as a core rule whilst applying a glossy paint as a veneer. The naming of the promotion, if anything can be described as a little tongue in cheek in that respect.
Cutting Edge Pro Wrestling (CEPW)
CEPW adheres to the ideology of sportsmanship and respect and asks all participants in a match to shake hands before the bell is sounded. Cutting Edge Pro Wrestling has only been around for a couple of years and will be looking to expand their immediate fan base in order to grow as a company.
CEPW Tag Team
Based out of the West Coast, the California Wrestling Organisation has been entertaining the Sunset Valley population for the past five years. Originally the CWO was set up as a feeder promotion for the AWF but due to a falling out between the Sutherland family and the creative mind behind the West Coast promotion, Shawn Scott, the affiliation between the two brands was abruptly cut short.
California Wrestling Organisation (CWO)
Many expected the CWO to wither and die without the financial backing of the American Wrestling Federation, but Shawn Scott battled on and has kept CWO financially viable for the past three years.
CWO Tag Team
CWO Miss Sunshine (women's)
JapanCurrently the biggest promotion in the Orient, Honour League Grappling first came to prominence in 1997, 10 years after it first opened its doors back in the Autumn of 1987 by owner Hitoro Takegori. HLG looked to capitalise on the rapid expansion of popularity in Japan in the mid 80's that saw promotions such as the JWA, thrive on the world scene.
Honour League Grappling (HLG)
HLG lives by the code of professional wrestling; honour, respect and integrity. The wrestlers that compete under the HLG banner often shake hands before and after a contest has been completed regardless of their disposition. The championship titles in HLG are considered to be some of the most prestigious titles in professional wrestling; from the HLG Glory Honour Crown to the annual Best of The Light Heavyweights tournament that is held in July. What is particularly interesting about the organisation is that unlike the vast majority of Japanese promotions, HLG run shows on a weekly basis like their Westernized counterparts instead of the more accustomed touring schedule.
Glory Honour Crown
GHC Light Heavyweight
GHC World Tag Team
Best Of The Light Heavyweights
Desire Pro Wrestling first opened its doors in the early stages of 1985 in an attempt to capitalise on the early decline of the JWA. Desire Pro Wrestling is the archetypal Japanese promotion that follows a touring schedule and showcases the purosu style of in-ring combat.
Desire Pro Wrestling (DPW)
As JWA further descended in the public's esteem, a new battle atop the Japanese promotional summit began as DPW went head to head with HLG to see who could call themselves the premier wrestling organisation in the continent. Although the two promotions cannot be said to be at war with each other, the competitive nature between DPW and HLG is plain for all to see.
DPW World Heavyweight
DPW World Tag Team
DPW Young Lion
The JWA was once the premier force in the Japanese market for almost two decades with its wide variety of characters and its top quality in-ring product. Originally opened in the summer of 1980, the JWA was initially a conglomeration of several regional Japanese promoters who pooled their resources together to form what would become the Japanese Wrestling Alliance.
Japanese Wrestling Association (JWA)
The five founding fathers of the JWA set up a board of equality where all booking decisions had to be voted upon by the members. At first this proved to be a successful union with everybody working towards the same end but ultimately, cracks in the alliance began to show, resulting in bitter disputes and in-house fighting. Four of the founding fathers left the company in 1995 by which point the JWA had fallen significantly in the promotional rankings. Now the JWA is a shadow of its former self, although with the young Kato Nagayawa now at the helms, perhaps the future of JWA isn't so bleak.
JWA Junior Heavyweight
JWA Tag Team
JWA Junior Tag Team
Pro Wrestling Dynamite was established in the spring of 1996 by one of the five founding fathers of the old Japanese Wrestling Alliance, Yatori Ono. Ono's split form the JWA was for creative differences rather than the desire for a greater financial gain and his idea for a promotion that merged the hard puro style with a more contemporary Westernized twist gave birth to a brand new style of Japanese professional wrestling.
Pro Wrestling Dynamite (PWD)
PWD have been gaining a strong cult following over recent years thanks to their ever increasing quality of output and now find themselves as arguably the third biggest promotion in the continent. PWD also has a sister promotion stateside known as Dynamite USA and the two companies often share talent for their shows creating an appetizing mix of oriental and American in-ring styles. PWD also shares the same philosophy as the HGL with regards to their schedule, opting to run a show every week as opposed to a touring schedule.
PWD Tag Team
PWD Next Level
CanadaThe Northern Wrestling Alliance is Canada's premier wrestling organisation and has been in business since the early part of 1981. During its infancy, the NWA had to persevere during the rapid expansion of the AWF who were taking not only the US, but Canada by storm. The NWA remained focus on their business strategy however, and kept the Canadian audience gripped to their product.
Northern Wrestling Alliance (NWA)
A great deal of the top North American talent has at one time or another plied their trade in the ring of the NWA and it is generally accepted that the NWA is the home for the stars of tomorrow. Unfortunately for the NWA, when their top workers' contracts come up for renewal, oftentimes they head for perceived greener pastures such as the CWE of the AWF but recently the Canadian promotion has upped their determination to take the fight to their southern neighbours, offering bigger contracts to those who they so desperately want to keep under lock and key.
NWA North American championship
NWA World Tag Team championship
NWA Light Heavyweight championship
Gold Star Wrestling is the creation of Canadian veteran grappler, Blake Forest. Forest realised that his time as a star in professional wrestling was waining and decided that it was time he started looking out for the stars of tomorrow.
Gold Star Wrestling (GSW)
Gold Star wrestling is only a small promotion that focuses on young North American workers who are looking to get their start in the sport.
GSW Tag Team
Leyendas de Lucha Libre opened in 1969 as Lucha Libre Liga del Norte de México in Northern Mexico and quickly became the dominant force in Mexican wrestling, with many Luchadors of several generations owing their fame and success to the promotional skills of owner and head booker Gomez Sancho. By the time he retired at the age of 70, LLLNM was popular not only in Mexico but in the Southern United States as well.
Leyendes de Lucha Libre de Liga (LLLL)
New owner and former multi-time LLLNM Campeón de Mexicana Hugo Hernandez felt the way to go was to make the promotion more 'US friendly' and went to the extent of hiring some former AWF cruiserweights to make some gains in the US. However this caused the Mexican audience to turn off in droves and also saw a drop in the US too. Hugo realised the true appeal of LLLNM, providing traditional lucha libre and all the theatrics that entails. He changed the name to Leyendas de Lucha Libre de Liga in 2005 and went back to true lucha libre. The business has never looked better!
LLLL Mundo Campeón de la Liga
LLLL México Campeón de la Liga
LLLL Parejas Campeón de la Liga
LLLL Trios Campeón de la Liga
The MLL was formed in the Autumn months of 1997 by former European worker, Klaus Resterg who made his home in Mexico during the tail-end of an unremarkable career. Klause claims to have a copacetic understanding of lucha libre which enables him to run the MLL when in reality, Resterg is making up the rules as he goes along.
Extremo Moderno Lucha Libre (MLL)
Whilst traditional lucha libre fans may struggle to invest their time in Extremo Moderno Lucha Libre, the promotion actually provides a unique take on the sport and has accrued quite a following over the years.
MLL Campeón Nacional Mexicano
MLL Campeones del Trios
MLL Campeones del Parejas
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The biggest proponent of professional wrestling in the world today would inarguably be the United States of America, a country that took the sport from a small-time attraction to a worldwide cultural phenomenon in the space of a few short years. However, the journey in terms of public acceptance and more importantly interest, that professional wrestling took was surprising to many, as during the fifties and sixties, the sport was ensconced within regional territories where local promoters were restricted by fictitious yet fully adhered to parameters. Effectively these aforementioned parameters defined where one promoter's jurisdiction ended and another's began. This seemingly perpetual acceptance of mediocrity was the defining characteristic of the entirety of the 1950's and a large proportion of the following decade to boot. Nobody was willing to stick their head over the proverbial parapet and take that first step into the unknown. The lack of ambition was a serious problem for not only the promoters as individuals, but the sport of professional wrestling as a collective; it seemed doomed to be stigmatised as little more than a side-show attraction, an inane novelty that society as a whole would forever shun. At least that was the case until a promotion known as Championship Pro Wrestling emerged onto the scene in the Spring of 1968.
The US Wrestling Scene
The man behind CPW, "The Fighting Gypsy", Samuel Carter
Championship Pro Wrestling was the brainchild of legendary grappler "The Fighting Gypsy" Samuel Carter, a man who had toured the regional promotions around the country and held a then unprecedented 20 singles championships at various stages during his career. A pioneer thinker for his time, Carter realised that professional wrestling could become more than what its short leash was currently allowing and decided to open his own company to begin his goal of national expansion. The sheer outrage that was caused throughout the promotional spectrum was incredible just as expected. The old businessmen that were too "set in their ways" huffed and puffed and venomously declared Carter a charlatan for breaking the truce of the professional wrestling landscape for what they deemed, "a cause bound to fail". But what they hadn't accounted for was Carter's inherent knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of the sport; characteristics which the fat cats of the regional scene did not share. "The Fighting Gypsy" did exactly what his moniker suggested; he fought and he won.
CPW, the promotion that boldly took on the challenge of national expansion
For four years CPW grew exponentially in popularity, expanding its horizons to every corner of the country, a feat that no promotion had achieved before. Samuel Carter had taken his creation to the promised land and in doing so, earned himself the title of "The Fighting Promoter". Any of the regional promotions that survived the initial upheaval, meandered over the coming months until only one or two remained by 1971. All looked well for CPW as there was nobody out there who could pose a credible threat to the company, however, as any wrestling fan can tell you, the sport is not without its share of irony.The reason Samuel Carter proved so successful in the first instance was due to his forward thinking, a trait that unfortunately for him and his promotion, only extended to the reach of his grasp. In fact it was Carter's failures that stunted the growth of the CPW and ultimately gave room for a new powerhouse to dominate the American landscape. In 1972 the professional wrestling scene would dramatically evolve once again and it was entirely down to one man; well, one man and his enthralled son to be more accurate.
Adam Sutherland, the financial powerhouse behind the AWF
Adam Sutherland is a name that any professional wrestling fan will inherently know yet the individual to whom this name belongs has never stepped a foot inside a ring. It was this man and his desire to please his son that capitalised on the boom created by CPW and took professional wrestling to even greater heights. Young Richard Sutherland was a wrestling fanatic ever since the day he saw late night professional wrestling as presented by Samuel Carter's CPW in 1970 on his home television. The fire that was kindled within Richard was evident to those around him including his father and after continual badgering (along with financiers and various other suits investigating the business elements of such a venture), Adam Sutherland created the American Wrestling Federation, a promotion that due to its financial backing, gained instant recognition with the audience.
Unquestionably the biggest promotion in professional wrestling today; the AWF
Sutherland had always been credited as being a brilliant businessman and he knew exactly how to tackle the market with his latest business creation. The AWF would adapt the pro-wrestling model and turn it into a more animated, entertainment fuelled product that would appeal to a wider demographic. It was at this moment that Samuel Carter became one of the relics that he had only a few short years ago overcome as he publically belittled the novice AWF and its newfound ethos. Carter stuck resolutely to his beliefs that professional wrestling was entirely meant to be focused upon the confrontations in the ring with little mind given to the superfluous chicanery and costume that accompanied the AWF's product. "The Fighting Promoter's" stubbornness stifled CPW and with AWF's family-friendly, entertainment driven format, Championship Pro Wrestling stagnated and remained in this state for almost 25 years.
Two of the early stars in the AWF, Daniel "The Entertainer" Harding and "The Insane One" Dr. Crush
The AWF skyrocketed in popularity following their very first show, which was headlined by a 10-man battle royal. The mix of theatrics and wrestling was just what was needed to grip the paying audience and the sold-out events rolled from there on out. Not only did the American Wrestling Federation alter how the pro-wrestling model worked at a fundamental level, but they also presented a very different kind of wrestler to that seen in CPW. The days of the working-class, meat and potatoes, no-nonsense grapplers were dwindling and in their place stood the exuberant, exaggerated and downright flamboyant characters of the American Wrestling Federation. Competitors like Daniel "The Entertainer" Harding, Luke Showboat, Dr. Crush and Eddie Howitzer took centre stage and forever altered the perception of the masses on what a professional wrestler should look like.
Son of Adam, Richard Sutherland was the reason behind the AWF's creation
The dominance shown by the AWF would continue for the next thirty nine years using the same tried and tested formula for success. The superstars may have changed over the years, but the structure remains steadfast and Adam Sutherland's AWF ascended to the status of a global powerhouse that is accepted worldwide as being the premier spectacle in the sport. That isn't to say that other promotions haven't found success in the American scene as Championship Wrestling Elite are eagerly snapping at the ankles of the giant.
The second biggest promotion not only in the states, but the entire world
In 1985, the CWE opened its doors for the very first time thanks to a union of grapplers who had grown disillusioned by the AWF and the product they were serving to the masses. Whilst Samuel Carter had effectively cut his nose off to spite his face with his promotion, the men behind the CWE were wise to the changing climate in the States and set about forming a new organisation that provided a true alternative for the wrestling fanbase. Where Sutherland and the AWF prided themselves on the extravagant and grandiose, Championship Wrestling Elite adopted a hybrid of sorts that incorporated the big, emotive storylines of the AWF and integrated them with the hard-hitting action in-ring that had made the CPW a big hit two decades prior.
Brent Adams became the figurehead of the competition when CWE debuted in 1985
The trio behind CWE were already familiar to wrestling fans stateside due to their multiple stints within the AWF. Brent Adams, Joel Bertrand and Carl Stock each had their own section of the business to handle. Adams was tasked with the responsibilities of being the figurehead for the entire operation due to his ownership of the majority of shares. Stock, who was considered to be the most savvy of the trio, was granted the position of head booker whilst Bertrand found his calling behind the announce desk. All three men focused on the shared goal of taking CWE to the top of the industry and over the following twenty five years, managed to secure themselves as the clear number two promotion in the world. Wrestlers such as Rich E. Platinum, JC Grunge and Ricky Di Rosario have all made names for themselves in Elite and experts believe that some of the best professional wrestlers of the next generation will graduate through the Elite Wrestling school over the coming years.
Ricky Di Rosario and JC Grunge are two of the current crop of young talent in CWE
Whilst the two heavy-hitters of American wrestling sit atop their lofty perch, other promotions have found individual niches in the market and set up shop in an attempt to lure as many eyes to their product as the landscape will allow. The infamous cult favourite known as Xtreme Combat Wrestling (2002) out of the tri-state area, has cemented itself as the land of the barbaric; a proverbial home for the broken. XCW has gained an impressive reputation with the blood-thirsty for their particular brand of hardcore destruction. Competitors such as Bobo The Hardcore Clown, Drake Young and Eddie Van Courtlandt call the land of Xtreme their home and whilst XCW never realistically look set to be anything more than a cult favourite, those who hold the promotion in the highest of regards love it exactly the way it is.
XCW; where the extreme come to play
The Japanese/American hybrid known as Dynamite USA, the honour and respect present as seen in Cutting Edge Pro Wrestling along with a select few other promotions like the cartoon All Action Association have meant that the United States of America has the most diverse and fertile wrestling scene in the sport. Indeed, the days of regional promoters sticking to their territories have long since passed and now, standing in its place, are television deals and PPV extravaganzas. As the sport is ever changing and adapting to a liquid and often fickle audience, who knows exactly what advancements pro-wrestling will see over the years yet to come.
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AWF World Heavyweight Championship, AWF World Tag Team Championship, AWF Television Championship, AWF Cruiserweight Championship
CPW World Heavyweight Championship, CPW Junior Heavyweight Championship
CWE Undisputed Championship, CWE World Tag Team Championship, CWE United States Championship
XCW, XCW Tag Team, XCW King Of Xtreme
JWA Heavyweight, JWA Junior Heavyweight, JWA Tag Team, JWA Junior Tag Team
PWD Openweight, PWD Next Level, PWD Tag Team
DUSA Open, DUSA No Limits, DUSA Tag Team
HLG Glory Honour Crown, HLG Tag Team, HLG Junior Heavyweight GHC, HLG Sequoia Summit, HLG Super Junior Summit
LLLL Mundo, LLLL Mexico, LLLL Parejas, LLLL Trios
NWA North American, NWA Tag Team, NWA Light Heavyweight
WCW World, WCW Tag Team
JOSHI Queen of the Ring, JOSHI Tag Team
LSX King Warrior, LSX Dual Warrior Kings, LSX King Of Trios
PHW, PHW Tag Team
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Dojos and Events (Will add as decisions are made)
AWF Superstar Academy
CWE Elite Wrestling School
Jan: AWF Explosion
Feb: AWF To Hell We March
Mar: AWF Road To Glory (AWF's Royal Rumble)
Apr: AWF Mind Games
May: AWF Showcase Of The Immortals (AWF's Wrestlemania)
Jun: AWF Heatwave
Jul: AWF Battleground
Aug: AWF Summer Spectacular
Sep: AWF Showdown
Oct: AWF Justice
Nov: AWF War Is Now
Dec: AWF Winter Brawl
AWF Monday Night Superstars
AWF Thursday Night Titans
Jan: CPW Thunderstruck
Feb: CPW Battle Of The Pros (CPW's Big Yearly Show)
Mar: CPW Test Of Wills
Apr: CPW Hostility
May: CPW Old School Beatings
Jun: CPW The Clash
Jul: CPW Dark Days
Aug: CPW Night Of Retribution
Sep: CPW How The Mighty Fall
Oct: CPW Beatdown
Nov: CPW Cracked
Dec: CPW Unleashed
CPW New Era
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As far as ideas go, I will hold off on character submissions until the main companies have been finalised. I'm sure that being creative yourself, a few golden nuggets can be ascertained.
jhd1 just provided two fantastic logos for the AWF which I have posted above. Which of the two do you all prefer, I can't decide myself?
I'll be keeping an eye on this as well, I always love to see a new universe coming to life. I like the background on all the worker pics too.