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Title: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 16, 2008, 09:45:54 am
The Grand RP

Welcome to The Grand RP at the Gaming Steve forum! The goal of this project is to provide a stable and structured place from which we can create all means of RPs for our members to participate in. People who join The Grand RP will be part of a group of Role Players that want to get the best experience possible. Anyone and everyone can join The Grand RP!

The way that The Grand RP works is very simple. First off, you'll have to join The Grand RP if you want to be a part of any of the projects associated with it. It's nothing major and you can come and go as you please, there are no obligations. Next, the person who will be playing the villain is selected via a lottery system. Finally, the Wheel O' Genres (which can be found at the bottom of this very post) is spun to determine the genre of the RP. After that we play. That's the basic outline; however, there are other guidelines to help keep things in order.


Guidelines

And there you have it, that's all you need to know to be a part of The Grand RP! Up next, Krakow Sam will be explaining the coveted Wheel O' Genres. Once that is completed, The Grand RP will open up for registration. After that we'll kick things off!


Table of Contents
Whetstone's War (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13778.0) - Information Station (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg592553#msg592553)
Rise of the Mutants (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=14122.0) - Information Station (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg605357#msg605357)
A Mage's Wager (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=15105.0) - Information Station (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg629180#msg629180)
The Lazarus Lounge (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=15290.0) - Information Station (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg638587#msg638587)
The Deep West (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=17027.0) - Information Station (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg771256#msg771256)

The Villain Lottery
Gorman Conall
Inkling
Krakow Sam
Neoadept
PatMan33
Zolinn

Known Players
(for harassing and such)

Badger Man 22
Erops
Gorman Conall
Inkling
Kenotai
Krakow Sam
Martyk
Neoadept
PatMan33
SerenityGrace
Yossitaru


The Wheel O' Genres Mk II

(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/2492/genrewheel.png)

And some brief explanations...

Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 16, 2008, 10:25:48 am
I present to you the product of behind the scenes labours and toils. The fantasmagorical and wonderfax Wheel O' Genre!

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n125/Krakowsam/wheelogenres.png)

No more endless discussions about what sort of story to do. Just get an independent adjudicator to roll a standard six-sided dice!

1. Horror is a story designed to scare people, with dark themes and lots of suspense. Examples include the films of Alfred Hitchcock and the novels of Steven King and H.P. Lovecraft.

2. Thrillers are stories to get your pulse racing, featuring suspense, tension and lots of action. Examples include the novels of Michael Crichton and a bunch more of Alfred Hitchcock's films.

3. Fantasy stories take place in worlds where the normal rules of reality take a vacation, fantasy ranges in tone from low to high, determined by just how different from the real world the setting is. Examples include the books of Tolkein and CS Lewis, and the films of Terry Gilliam.

4. The studious little brother of Fantasy. At its core, a Sci-fi story takes our world and give it a little twist (usually based around remarkable technology or strange discoveries), extrapolating that twist to its eventual conclusion. Examples include the books of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, and the Star Trek TV series.

5. Comicbook stories, for the purposes of this wheel, are flashy, over the top action pieces, often featuring heroes with remarkable abilities. This style blends well with just about any story. Examples include Comic books, graphic novels and their movie and tv adaptations.

6. C-c-c-COMBO! Roll the dice twice more and combine the results! Try to wrap your head around the cosmic terrors of a Horror-Fantasy tale, or a WW2 fought with lasers in a Thriller-Sci-fi!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: emmet on August 16, 2008, 01:41:04 pm
I'm still in.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Andrew Ryan on August 16, 2008, 01:42:45 pm
Still in too.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Daxx on August 16, 2008, 02:32:52 pm
I've been reassured that sporadic free time should not be an issue. I guess I'm in, with the proviso that I want to be excluded from all villain lotteries since I don't want to disappoint people.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kcronos on August 16, 2008, 02:48:56 pm
I am in.  I don't qualify for villian, however...
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Little on August 16, 2008, 05:55:32 pm
I'm in, if allowed.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on August 17, 2008, 07:07:19 am
Still in.  You said I could help, what was your intended meaning of "help"?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 17, 2008, 07:14:26 am
Well, you weren't around when I suggested you should be so it looks like you missed the boat on that. Stuff gets done fast around here sometimes. :)

Doesn't mean you can't play though! We should be starting the first game soon.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: emmet on August 17, 2008, 07:15:38 am
How long is each game expected to be?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 17, 2008, 07:20:01 am
A single story arc, so about fifteen to thirty forum pages. If everyone stays with it, it could be done in ten days. Shorter is better, the best RP (arguably) that's happened on this forum was only 22 pages long.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 17, 2008, 07:23:16 am
Well, first thing's first, we need to do the villain lottery.

Everyone who wants to be a villain and meets the qualifications please speak up now, and we'll add your name to the hat of evil.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on August 17, 2008, 07:29:40 am
Well, you weren't around when I suggested you should be so it looks like you missed the boat on that. Stuff gets done fast around here sometimes. :).
I was sick most of the week unfortunately, so I couldn't do IRC.  :(

This should still be fun.  :D
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 17, 2008, 07:48:08 am
Well, first thing's first, we need to do the villain lottery.

Everyone who wants to be a villain and meets the qualifications please speak up now, and we'll add your name to the hat of evil.

I'll throw my name in. What about you Sam, you in?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Huckbuck on August 17, 2008, 08:08:55 am
I'm in.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Veraal on August 17, 2008, 08:20:10 am
*raises hand*

i'll join
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Daxx on August 17, 2008, 09:01:16 am
If I were you guys I'd just say that everyone who qualifies is automatically entered for the lottery unless they say otherwise or haven't been active recently.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 17, 2008, 09:13:26 am
Yeah, thats probably best, since its impossible to tell the difference between the people saying they want to participate and those that want to be in the lottery.

Looks like the only people who qualify and haven't said they don't want to participate in villainy are me and Pat.
So Pat, heads or tails?  ;)
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on August 17, 2008, 09:38:00 am
I'm still in, and definitely in on the villain lottery.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 17, 2008, 09:49:25 am
Heads, tails or edge?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: emmet on August 17, 2008, 11:46:14 am
I'd like to try villain, but I'm known for my short attention span and since villain requires someone very reliable, I'll say no to the lottery thanks.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 17, 2008, 11:54:48 am
Ok, Yokto is rolling the magical three-sided die as I type this.

1. Pat
2. Krakow
3. Neo

Lets see what the result will be...

Quote
<Yokto> 1
<Yokto> i got one

Looks like its Pat stepping up to the plate first.

Guess now its time to SPIN THE WHEEL!

Quote
<Yokto> 4

That means its a sci-fi story, I guess its up to Pat to figure out the details of the setting.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 17, 2008, 06:10:13 pm
The First Grand RP - Whetstone's War - Information Station


The Story
Whetstone's War (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13778.0)


The Characters

Alwayswatching's Character: RAC 1 (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg592676#msg592676)
Darth Grievi's Character: Hal RM-175 (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg592611#msg592611)
Gunner's Character: Robert Haineaur (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg592569#msg592569)
Kcronos' Character: LOVE - 1 (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg592724#msg592724)
Kenotai's Character: Vangelis O'Brien (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg592714#msg592714)
Krakow Sam's Character: George Swayz (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg592657#msg592657)
Little's Character: Jason Durove (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg592588#msg592588)
Lurk's Character: OLG 2.15 RAS (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg592691#msg592691)
Neoadept: Art MC-439 (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg592592#msg592592)
PatMan's Character: Michael Whetstone (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg592559#msg592559)†, Ronald Payton (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg594032#msg594032), Matrona Clarke (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg597967#msg597967)†

† Crosses denote a character that is currently not playing a major role in the story; this can include, but is not limited to: user inactivity, that character's death, or the character's creator turning that character into an NPC.
2 A superscript number two denotes a secondary character, it's one of those characters that is important and around for a lot of stuff but still not a main character.
x The 'x' denotes a character that was never played, or not played enough to have an impact on the story.
m An 'm' denotes a character that has minions, and if you click on the 'm' you will be taken to a description of those minions.
Finally, red text denotes an evil character, purple denotes a neutral character, and blue denotes a good character. Black text means that a character has had no effect on the story and can not be classified.



News and Updates
8/17/08
The Information Station for The First Grand RP has been made and the RP has started!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: /lurk on August 17, 2008, 06:11:45 pm
So it's Civil-Rights era America, but in the future?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 17, 2008, 06:21:17 pm
Name: Michael Whetstone

Age: 36

Bio: Michael Whetstone is the Northern Union's representative in the Planetary Senate. He is the de facto leader of the nations within the Northern Union, though the people are mostly ignorant to that fact. Representative Whetstone is an incredibly persuasive man and is solely credited as being the one to secure equal rights for Gaia’s augmented population (known as Augs). He has spearheaded several sweeping campaigns that have helped allow Augs to move up the social ladder and become more than just shunned laborers. While some of his methods are not quite up to snuff with current laws and traditions, the results of Michael's work is hard to ignore. His most recent milestone, the completion of the Augment Resource Network (ARN), is poised to usher in a new era of prosperity for both the Augs and the rest of the human population on Gaia.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Little on August 17, 2008, 07:04:59 pm
I'm going through ideas here, and would it be possible for my character to be the leader of a quasi-KKK establishment, the people who are the extreme anti-Aug?

And how futuristic is this? Like lasers and hovercars, or kinda near future with better tech?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Gunner on August 17, 2008, 07:06:25 pm
I'm going to take part in this project...
Name: Robert Haineaur

Age: 29

Bio: Robert's point in this Utopian society is to build robots. And build robots he does! His job centers around robots for the home and office, currently working for ERPE Technologies. He has yet to move far up the tower from the rank and file, but is in a good position for a worker of his type. He is not augumented, and doesn't have anything against Gaia's Augmented population, and looks at the political situation from a distanced point of view.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 17, 2008, 07:09:58 pm
I'm going through ideas here, and would it be possible for my character to be the leader of a quasi-KKK establishment, the people who are the extreme anti-Aug?

And how futuristic is this? Like lasers and hovercars, or kinda near future with better tech?

For the sake of the game's flow, it might be best to have him just as a member of an anti-Aug establishment and not the leader. Also remember that you're going to have to somehow find a way for all of the "heroes" to come together (and some of them may be Augs).
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Gunner on August 17, 2008, 07:10:51 pm
I'm going through ideas here, and would it be possible for my character to be the leader of a quasi-KKK establishment, the people who are the extreme anti-Aug?

And how futuristic is this? Like lasers and hovercars, or kinda near future with better tech?

For the sake of the game's flow, it might be best to have him just as a member of an anti-Aug establishment and not the leader. Also remember that you're going to have to somehow find a way for all of the "heroes" to come together (and some of them may be Augs).
Should I change mine?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 17, 2008, 07:13:09 pm
Oh no, your character is just fine Gunner. I was just reminding folks of one of the heroes' jobs. You guys have to bring your characters together. I can create the circumstances in which they come together but I can't actually make them cooperate.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Little on August 17, 2008, 07:41:57 pm
Name: Jason Durove
Age: 27
Occupation: Unemployed

Bio: Jason was a simple farmer, like his pa was before him. He was his farm's foreman, which means he was in charge of monitoring the Augs. He was involved in an anti-Aug group that took radical actions against Augs in the community. When some free Augs bought their own farm next door, Jason's anti-Aug group(named Pure People) burned the ranch down. The hand of justice came down hard. The group scattered, and was later reunited at the city courthouse after they had all been caught. Jason had been on the run for three days when the police tracked him down and nailed him with a stun rifle.

The leader of the group, Harry Tuft, lasted twenty-four more hours then Jason did, and had killed an Aug while on the run. Jason was sentenced to eight years in prison for arson and felony assault(the Aug farmer was burned in the fire while evacuating his family) and Harry was sentenced to life in prison for arson, murder, assault, resisting arrest, and assaulting a police officer(he bit a officer on the thumb when he was captured).

Nine years later, Jason has been freed and has been unable to hold a steady job. He has come to accept Augs as members of society, but refuses to have anything to do with them. He spends his time begging for money and roaming around city parks, admiring their beauty.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on August 17, 2008, 07:50:55 pm
Name:  Art MC-439

Age:  67

Bio:  "Art" Mining Coordinator 439 was one of the few Augs allowed to use upgraded mental facilities before the reforms.  He used an expanded and more easily accessed system of memory and an increased aptitude in multitasking to coordinate one of the largest mines on Gaia, directing countless other Augs to work at peak efficiency.  To hear it one would suspect that he had one of the easier positions, but the fact was that he spent a great deal of his life in a dark room, lacking even the meager social interaction other Augs had as they worked.  He wasn't aware of the Aug rights movement except in the most distant way until the day he was freed.

He continued working there for ten years, using his new found free time to come to terms with what it meant to be human before finally leaving, using the pay from those ten years to start a new life.  Even after this final freedom he remained distant from both other Augs and baseline humans, his strange nature off-putting to even others of his kind.  He currently works in the city's traffic control department, putting to use the same skills he used in the mine.  His apartment has full internet and TV access and countless puzzles to keep his mind occupied when he isn't working.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Little on August 17, 2008, 07:52:26 pm
My character okay?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 17, 2008, 08:09:43 pm
Yes indeedy! All of the characters (and the posts too) look great! Good work everyone! ;D
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Darth Grievi on August 17, 2008, 08:47:35 pm
Me too! I'm taking a shot in the dark here but...

Name: Hal RM-175

Age: 45

Bio: A "repair and maintenence" Aug, he has spent his life fixing up whatever was needed. He is something of an obsessive-compulsive and a perfectionist, but in his line of work, these are advantages. He refuses to stop working on a project untill it is either in optimal working order, or it is a hopeless pile of scrap. He is facinated with technology, and sometimes will search for something wrong just to be able to take apart a device and put it back together again. Because of this, once the Augs rights movement had come and gone, he simply kept on doing what he allways had.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 18, 2008, 12:58:32 am
Name: George Swayz
Age: 23
Bio: George is currently an accountant working directly under Michael Whetstone. His future job security may quickly vanish when he confronts his boss about various fiscal abnormalities which have been cropping up throughout his portfolio. An unremarkable man, but good at his job, and prepared to stand up for what's right. Has no particular interest in the cause of the Augs, but bears them no malice either.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Slartibartfast on August 18, 2008, 02:10:08 am
I want to get involved in one of the RPs, but my schedule is erratic.
If I can only make two good, long posts a week is this the RP for me or should I just forget about it?

When I read the setup I thought making a genetically engineered Rain Man accountant/inventory clerk would be a good concept.
It must be a good concept, because neoadept already beat me to it.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: emmet on August 18, 2008, 03:24:04 am
Name - RAC 1 (Referred to by colleagues as "Rocky")

Age - Chronologically 7, Biologically in his 30s

Bio - Gaia News Network, or GNN for short, the first news network to worth with augs, not against them! At least, that was there slogan. In reality GNN only employed augs to do the very laborious jobs. Rocky's job was too download news and handle small reports with the efficiency of a computer, but also with a human touch.

Rac is on constant uplink to the internet, and emits a non-stop wireless signal from the back of his skull. However he still acts much like a normal human, and many of his coworkers have taken a shine to him, calling him Rocky.

GNN is known to be strongly suspicious of Whetstones motives, even though they have never actually announced this on the air. GNN is known to upset Anti-Augs so much it's commonly referred to as "that hippy news channel."

Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: /lurk on August 18, 2008, 04:40:34 am
I'm having a hard time picturing Rocky for some reason: is he a seven year old who's development was accelerated to that of a thirty year old in a vat, or someone who became an aug and had their aging cease at age seven, twenty-three years ago?

Name: OLG 2.15 RAS

Age: Ancient

Bio: A hulking device built with some of the most primitive augmentation technology, OLG is more machine than man.  The power built into his body would be his downfall - after his capture in the war, centuries of slavery and heavy labouring lay ahead of him. Over time, his normal, human emotions subsided into a cold, robotic loathing, He would take his revenge, even if he only had the chance a thousand generations hence.

Construction work in the city, and the heavy lifting that goes with it has recently hit a lull and currently he is unemployed. He waits.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on August 18, 2008, 05:53:15 am
Name: Vangelis O'Brien

Age: 42

Bio: Born of both Greek and Irish descent, Vangelis is all for the Aug cause.  25 years was a witness to a most heinous crime against an Aug.  He once watched the poor thing literally get torn limb from limb, blood gushing everywhere.  After taking the witness stand against the Aug attacker, an Irish anti-Aug group known as the "Irish Anti-Aug League," or IAAL, began issuing death threats against Vangelis.  He thought going into the Witness Protection Program, but decided he didn't want to change his identity, and so he moved to the Greek territory.  Things weren't as bad for the Augs here, which he had come to respect, they weren't great, but not bad.  He lived and worked as a shopkeeper there until 5 years ago, when was required to identify an Aug attacker that the Police believed may be the same guy that killed an Aug 25 years ago.  And so he went back to Irish territory and testified once again, only this time, he didn't go back to the Greek territory, instead, he stayed, working as a shopkeeper for a spare robotics store.  He still lives in fear of the IAAL, though only secretly.



This any good for a first attempt at a bio?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kcronos on August 18, 2008, 06:46:18 am
Name: LOVE - 1
Age: 19
Augmentations:  Less Obedience Voiding Emotions:  Brain desensitizing equipment

Long back, when the rights of Augs weren't worth anything at all, a few sympathetic scientists embarked on a mission to create an Aug without a human side.  An Aug that would be more robot than slave, and would work without question -nay, without feeling!  Their result:  the LOVE - 1.

Unfortunately, after a few tests, they discovered that they had indeed succeeded in creating the perfect machine.  After having been sent to the grocery store for food, he returned with both the food and the money they gave him.  The shopkeeper lay dead.

When asked about this incident, LOVE - 1 calmly replied that taking out the money would have taken up a larger expenditure of energy than pulling the trigger of the shopkeeper's gun, and would have resulted in a larger deficit of cash for his "masters".

The scientists tried to explain that what he had did was wrong, but LOVE - 1 just didn't understand the concept.  He was without ethics, without feeling, without guilt.

He was finally placed within an Aug correctional facility indefinitely.  But with the new political changes, and the great upheavel thereof, it may be only a matter of time before the cage surrounding LOVE - 1 is torn down.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 18, 2008, 06:48:58 am
Good stuff! I'm building up the Information Station now. I'm labeling all of the characters as good except for Little's character and Lurk's character and Kcronos' character. Is that right or have I made an error?

Also, Slarti, your method may work although it could end up being more disruptive than productive.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on August 18, 2008, 07:34:46 am
Was my post in the RP any good for a first try?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 18, 2008, 08:08:26 am
Your post was good; however, make sure you've read the prologue carefully. We are not on Earth, we are on Gaia. Everyone appears to be located in a megalopolis under the control of the Northern Union. Not that it matters very much that they are in the Northern Union, as I'll explain soon.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on August 18, 2008, 08:11:02 am
Gaia was the Greek titan of Earth so I thought that the Planet had been renamed for some reason, leave it to me to screw up.  :'(
I think I'll just change it to be "Ireland based" and "Greece based", would that be acceptable.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 18, 2008, 08:12:20 am
Nah you don't have to change it, it's fine. The ethnicities and whatnot can stay in place, they aren't really a big deal. Just remember that you're not in Ireland and that Ireland probably doesn't exist.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on August 18, 2008, 08:16:29 am
My RP post was fine in retrospect, I just changed my bio to say that the ethnic groups probably group together into territories of sorts, without the autonomy of course, like how in cities there is an Irish neighbor hood, a Mexican one, a Cuban one and so on.

That sound good?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 18, 2008, 08:19:53 am
Nothing wrong with that.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Slartibartfast on August 18, 2008, 08:48:37 am
I take it the general tech level is rather high: genetic modification, bionics, hover vehicles, pocket supercomputers, artificial wombs, and handheld laser weapons.  That a sound about right?

Are new Augs "made" or just born to their Aug parents?  Both?  Are different types of Augs allowed to mate?  Were they separated by breed until recently?

Any modification could exist, but only ones that could be applied to menial or tedious work were allowed to persist, correct?

I have a couple different ideas, but I want a good handle on the setting first.

Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 18, 2008, 09:01:10 am
Yeah the tech level is fairly high. Let's say that the modifications began centuries ago and that for some reason a large number of people are born with crippling physical problems. Before augments were invented those people just died or had to scrape out an existence. Nowadays they don't have to. Also, a person can become an Aug if they want, though this would probably be very uncommon due to the stigma. What else... augmented weapons were most likely outlawed after the war so you don't see any mass production of weapon augments and having them would be highly illegal (and amazingly expensive). It'd be so much cheaper and much easier to just go out and buy a laser pistol.


**EDIT**
By the way, you guys are allowed to make up anything you want in the RP as long as it fits the framework I set up. There's no way I can fill out a world all by myself, so feel free to go wild!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: emmet on August 18, 2008, 10:09:54 am
I'm having a hard time picturing Rocky for some reason: is he a seven year old who's development was accelerated to that of a thirty year old in a vat, or someone who became an aug and had their aging cease at age seven, twenty-three years ago?

Basically the first one, except not in a vat. He was "adopted" by GNN at age 3 and given a type of drug to rapidly accelerate aging while it was being taken.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 18, 2008, 11:48:56 am
Kenotai, I still don't think you're getting the idea that this isn't set on Earth.
America doesn't exist, but maybe "Vespuccia" does. Theres no McDonalds, but perhaps theres an "O'Mallys". Geddit?

You don't have to use my suggestions (though I do rather like Vespuccia) if you don't want. But seeing 'America' and 'McDonalds' really kills the immersion. Reading that part of your post was like having a bucket of cold water thrown on me and jerking me out of a dream.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on August 18, 2008, 12:02:45 pm
I changed it to be a bit more vague, better?  The Frank Gehry reference wasn't bad was it?  This is all very new to me, so please be nice (and you were) when I screw up.  And I understand it isn't Earth, I just feel that loose ethnic neighborhoods would naturally develop, and Pat seems to feel the same way.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Brandonazz on August 18, 2008, 12:05:03 pm
Vespuccia seems to be the #2 alternative to America right behind Columbia, so far as alternate universes go.

Just so you all know, I won't be joining this, but will be keeping an eye on it. It looks to be a good means to snag fresh blood.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 18, 2008, 12:57:05 pm
Well I just went and gave very vague names to the larger regions of Gaia. :-X
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Andrew Ryan on August 18, 2008, 01:46:52 pm
Awww crap... I missed the opening of the RP. Damn this computer and it's blue screen's of death. DAMN YOU!!!!  :P
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: /lurk on August 18, 2008, 02:11:54 pm
So... what actually happens when one registers?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 18, 2008, 02:16:01 pm
Nothing at all, it simply connects a person to the ARN. What could be the harm in that?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: /lurk on August 18, 2008, 03:35:50 pm
Gas ch - Damn, Godwin.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Darth Grievi on August 18, 2008, 04:01:30 pm
God dammit, I missed the intro period AGAIN!

*Bangs head on desk*

'Scuse me while I insert myself.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on August 18, 2008, 04:04:10 pm
I'm a little lost as to what character my character should meet first, meaning, I'm not sure how to go about it.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 18, 2008, 04:06:11 pm
'Scuse me while I insert myself.

Hur hurr... that's what she said.

I'm a little lost as to what character my character should meet first, meaning, I'm not sure how to go about it.

Might be worthwhile to somehow get yourself near George or into a place where George may be going (as I think he may be running like hell soon enough). Still, don't do that just because I suggested it. Do it only if you can really justify it.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on August 18, 2008, 04:09:07 pm
Perhaps while Vangelis is walking home he passes by Micheal's office building while George is leaving it.
Is this a good or bad way to go about it?

Sorry for all the questions, but I'm still kinda new to RP.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 18, 2008, 04:11:20 pm
Well you can make things happen by coincidence if you want but try to save those kinds of things as a last resort only. Like you could say that your guy lives near where George lives (still coincidence but not as outlandish). That would leave your character open to witness any events that may or may not happen around George.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Darth Grievi on August 18, 2008, 04:20:46 pm
Who would one contact if they wanted to find out why an Aug had been taken for not registering?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 18, 2008, 04:27:51 pm
Call information.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on August 18, 2008, 04:37:54 pm
I figured George lives "across the street" from me and my character probably hears Ronald trying to kill George, calls the police in whatever fashion is fitting for the RP, and then goes to help as much as a non augmented forty two year old can.  Yes, no?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 18, 2008, 04:38:29 pm
Maybe.

We'll see!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on August 18, 2008, 04:45:28 pm
So, how strong is this Ronald guy?  Olympic gold medalist, bouncer, goon, thug, schmuck?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 18, 2008, 05:09:57 pm
You'll just have to wait and find out. He's a villain though, so chances are he's stronger than your character.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Daxx on August 19, 2008, 09:29:33 am
I think it's also useful to maintain a public list of who's eligable to be a villain.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 19, 2008, 09:31:06 am
Surely!

Anyone who wants to be in the lottery, say so and I'll add your name. The current list can be seen in the first post.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 19, 2008, 09:41:36 am
I spent a good chunk of my time at work today thinking of plots if I get picked for the villain lottery. So far I have some doozy ideas for Fantasy, Horror and Thriller.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 19, 2008, 09:44:28 am
Yay! I'm wagering that at it's current pace, this RP could be done by Friday (or the weekend).
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: /lurk on August 19, 2008, 10:17:34 am
Ronald has a five-o'clock shadow and is wearing sunglasses at night, so it stands to reason that he's also wearing a trechcoat.

Unless he was planning to teleport straight in, in which case I can change it.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 19, 2008, 10:18:47 am
Teleport!? What kind of crazy world do you think this is? :P

Nah it wasn't a teleport, but I'll explain that in a bit. It's hard to pull off film effects in a text-based story. Ahaha. In my mind, a bus or something drove by and then he was gone.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 19, 2008, 10:21:56 am
I don't think theres teleport in this story. It seems more hard sci-fi than the superhero setting. Plus, it would be a leetle too convenient, i think.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 19, 2008, 10:23:16 am
Agreed.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: /lurk on August 19, 2008, 10:40:59 am
Good stuff.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on August 19, 2008, 11:34:16 am
Might be worthwhile to somehow get yourself near George or into a place where George may be going

I'm still interested in doing this, however the original plan fell through.  So, where exactly is George going, and how might it be that my character is there?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 19, 2008, 11:39:33 am
No idea, you've got to read the RP. Not very much is planned out ahead of time.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: /lurk on August 19, 2008, 11:43:02 am
POSTING.

Gotta get this one in.

Edit: "Warning - while you were typing 5 new replies have been posted. You may wish to review your post."

What part of this didn't you understand?

Edit 2: And a sixth. Fortunately the post still works.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 19, 2008, 11:57:36 am
Hahaha... sorry man. ;D
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: /lurk on August 19, 2008, 12:03:41 pm
If the whole thing collapsed into a massive wreck immediately after Ronald killed Amy, it would explain how a trained robo-assassin managed not to kill anyone else while firing at a crowd of panicking people in an enclosed space at point-blanc.

Which was sort of what I was going for. Oh well, nevermind.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 19, 2008, 12:08:26 pm
Wanna just blame it on shoddy construction and cheap (light) materials?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: /lurk on August 19, 2008, 02:44:13 pm
That'll about do. Damn cheap Taiwanese rayguns.

Mind letting us get a little bit in before the timeskip? There's the scene with Rob, RAC and OLG still in the subway station to resolve.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 19, 2008, 02:45:25 pm
Oh, feel free to do what you need to do when it needs to be done. We can merge the time lines together again later on.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on August 19, 2008, 03:13:45 pm
I hope by "previous run ins with the law" is a corruption of his testifying on the witness stand.  Correct?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 19, 2008, 03:18:50 pm
That would be correct, but the people don't need to know that. They're free to assume that he kidnapped and killed orphans.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on August 19, 2008, 03:45:25 pm
Am I missing something?  Lurk's post doesn't seem to fit.  I thought we (as in Vangelis, Robert, and RAC) were all on a subway.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 19, 2008, 03:47:31 pm
*shrug*

Doesn't appear to be a problem.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: /lurk on August 19, 2008, 03:48:06 pm
I took it down, but I don't really see how RAC got on the train outside of Always just saying that he was.

Wouldn't that train have run over Ronald anyway?

I guess I'll just switch it out so that OLG is on the train as well.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 19, 2008, 03:59:49 pm
Naw, the train was going the other way and was already gone. Plus Ronald is Ronald... he probably does that sort of thing often.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: /lurk on August 19, 2008, 04:00:52 pm
Assassins, always showing off.

Tsk.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Darth Grievi on August 19, 2008, 04:10:52 pm
Somehow, I don't think I'll be able to keep up with this RP. I've just started back to school, and I'm almost never connected on the weekends. :-\
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Glacies on August 19, 2008, 04:32:54 pm
Western is missing from the wheel. Havn't there been any western themed rps?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 19, 2008, 08:37:23 pm
We decided that western counted as a setting and you can use any setting you want. I could have made this one a western Sci-Fi RP if I so desired. :P

And yeah, we've had westerns before.

Neo, holy crap! Great work! I was driving myself up a wall at the prospect of not being able to get the heroes back together again. :D
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on August 19, 2008, 09:02:03 pm
Thanks!  Now you will witness the awesome power of a coordination expert gone bad!  Watch in amazement as he cuts your bureaucracy to nothing with his terrifying efficiency! >:D

Seriously though, I've been waiting for a chance to do that Rubik's Cube bit since I made the character.  It's kinda fun breaking a character's tenuous grip with reality.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 20, 2008, 11:00:30 am
Name: Ronald Payton

Age: Unknown

Bio: Ronald Payton makes his living by being the best assassin around. He's been in the business his entire life (however long that may be), carefully building a name for himself. As an Aug, Ronald is able to take much more punishment than a non-Aug (or even other Augs). After finding his way into the employ of the Northern Union, Ronald was given access to augments with power beyond his wildest dreams. Ronald can jump higher, run faster, and shoot lasers out of far more places than anyone else. Aside from his job though, Ronald Payton is big into Aug rights. He's somewhat fanatical and has a deep hatred of non-Augs.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Huckbuck on August 20, 2008, 12:15:37 pm
I'm not sure if I can join this RP, the first one that is, I have a lot of things going on with school and such. Hopefully I can be in the next one.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 20, 2008, 12:26:35 pm
Its too late to join the first one now anyway Huck.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 20, 2008, 01:47:10 pm
I'm going to try to get the next part of the story moving forward in a couple hours so try your best to get your characters into place.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: /lurk on August 20, 2008, 01:59:51 pm
We need to get to the choppa safehouse.

So... it's Vangelis that's got the message. I guess we need Kenotai to lead the way.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on August 20, 2008, 02:25:36 pm
I guess we need Kenotai to lead the way.
I get a happy feeling upon hearing these words. 
But yeah, I should, can I just say that the subway has reach the next station?  Or should I allow OLG and Robert to finish up?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: /lurk on August 20, 2008, 02:29:11 pm
Go ahead and stop the train. OLG doesn't have much else to say, but if there's more dialogue that needs to happen we can fit it in while they're travelling on foot, or after they reach Art's flat.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on August 20, 2008, 02:43:04 pm
I kinda feel bad about controlling your characters there, but I felt we didn't have to RP the walk from the train to the surface, and the time it took for the car to come.  Was I wrong to control them?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: emmet on August 20, 2008, 02:50:50 pm
I don't think anyone will bother you for speeding the RP up. :)
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 20, 2008, 03:14:36 pm
I kinda feel bad about controlling your characters there, but I felt we didn't have to RP the walk from the train to the surface, and the time it took for the car to come.  Was I wrong to control them?

*shrug*

Whenever I play I try not to worry about those things until after (right Lurk!?). The worst thing you'll have to do is change your post. :P
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: /lurk on August 20, 2008, 04:47:37 pm
Details, shmetails.

Hollywood gets away with much worse.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kcronos on August 20, 2008, 07:44:51 pm
I'm a bit at a loss to how LOVE will end up with the other characters...  :-\
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 21, 2008, 05:21:27 pm
Alright folks, those of you that have been in an RP with be before may have guessed this by now, but Ronald's search is going to follow my usual pattern. Third time is the charm. Take from that what you will and make sure your business is taken care of. You don't want Ronald to catch you with your pants down.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on August 21, 2008, 05:24:40 pm
...Honestly, I've never noticed any suspicious sets of threes in your posts.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 21, 2008, 05:29:32 pm
Never ever ever... ever?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on August 21, 2008, 05:36:14 pm
Never ever ever... ever?

Nope, but you seem to have a thing for fours.  :P
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on August 24, 2008, 08:46:11 am
So much for finishing this on the weekend.  Where did everyone go exactly?  There's been zero role play for almost two days.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 26, 2008, 08:31:11 am
Good idea, Rocky! :P

Also, I loved your post Sam. I was secretly hoping that someone would come up from behind with a gun or a frying pan or something.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on August 26, 2008, 11:41:58 am
Stupid question but...

What happened to Robert?  Did he make it to the car or did he get caught in the blast?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 26, 2008, 11:49:48 am
Everyone in the apartment made it to the car, unless someone says otherwise. I cannot kill any characters without explicit permission from the character's creator.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Gunner on August 26, 2008, 12:05:17 pm
He was hiding, remember?
Now he's with you guys, in the car.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 26, 2008, 01:29:48 pm
Name: Matrona Clarke

Age: 40

Bio: Matrona Clarke is a master programmer and responsible for creating several of the Northern Union's most celebrated systems. Her first triumph was the consolidation of the hundreds of old Internet systems into NUnet. She also is the lead designer of the Northern Union's military coordinators and has an acute knowledge of military-grade augments. More recently, Matrona was contracted to design the Augment Resource Network. She harbors an intense dislike of Augs and sees them as a subservient race when compared to non-augmented humans. One of her secret desires is to destroy the Augs once and for all and triumph where her ancestors failed.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on August 27, 2008, 05:27:19 pm
If anyone's wondering, Art just set his car's battery (and, as I'm assuming that most cars in this world would be electric, it's a big one) to explode. (http://www.engadget.com/2006/11/14/the-stages-of-an-exploding-laptop-battery/)
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 28, 2008, 06:18:21 pm
Alrighty, looks like things are coming to a head. If you would be so kind, direct your characters to the elevators and up to the top floor. Security shouldn't be an issue, Whetstone never has any (Have you noticed that?). :)
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 29, 2008, 12:13:45 am
He can probably shoot bees out of his mouth or something  :(
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 29, 2008, 07:13:02 am
Yeah, he's good friends with Andrew Ryan and Frank Fontaine. Actually that was an oversight on my part... I was wondering if anyone had noticed.


**EDIT**
I may be gone until Sunday, I'm not sure.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: eropS on August 29, 2008, 08:29:43 pm
Can I get in on the next one that pops up?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on August 31, 2008, 07:34:51 pm
Of course you can. Did you read The Grand RP's mission statement? PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BECAUSE YOU CAN'T JUST WING IT!!! :P

Also, I can't do anything further until the heroes get to the top of the tower.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on September 01, 2008, 03:48:04 pm
As of right now I feel utterly useless in the RP.  I guess it wasn't such a good idea to have an "old man" as a character.  ;)
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on September 01, 2008, 04:01:23 pm
You're fine.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on September 02, 2008, 07:06:50 am
Would you mind telling me what happened to my character?  I find no mention of him from the RPing from last night.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on September 02, 2008, 07:10:37 am
That's because you never posted about him. It is not our job to babysit your character. Your characters will be as involved as you want them to be.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on September 02, 2008, 07:20:52 am
Well, I happened to be asleep.  I'm not going to stay up all night just to RP.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on September 02, 2008, 07:26:23 am
Then don't complain.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: /lurk on September 02, 2008, 08:23:06 am
I hate when this happens.

If only there was some way to retrofit in a post where OLG jumps after Ronald (who is blatantly still alive).
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on September 02, 2008, 08:27:32 am
Could it be possible that Vangelis somehow got hold of OLG or some other heavy object (I'm going to assume that otherwise I would have been sucked out)?  Just how tall is this tower?  I can see it being about airplane height.

And you hate it when what happens?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: /lurk on September 02, 2008, 08:43:20 am
After a brief fight scene you think the post rally for the night is over, and retire to bed.

Then suddenly BAM it's the climax.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on September 02, 2008, 08:45:30 am
Oh, THAT thing.  That was my thinking too.  Anyway, is it all right if OLG was "in the way" of Vangelis being sucked out?  Or would a potted plant be better?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on September 02, 2008, 04:34:37 pm
Alrighty, I'm done my bit. Take care of your closing posts/comments and then I'll finish out the RP TOMORROW. Sorry for those of you that may have missed the final moment. :-X
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on September 02, 2008, 04:40:39 pm
I think we should get all the wheel stuff sorted for the next one asap. Anyone who wnats to eb added or removed from the villain lottery please make yourselves known now.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yossitaru on September 02, 2008, 04:41:38 pm
Well, since this one is coming to an end, I'll be in the next one. And be sure to put me in that pot of villain-ness.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on September 02, 2008, 04:42:59 pm
Here are the names that would be added after looking at the active members of the First Grand RP...

Alwayswatching
Gunner
Kenotai
Lurk

If you want to be in the lottery say something, otherwise we'll assume your answer is no. I'll add your name now, Yossi.


**EDIT**
I've amended the guidelines for The Grand RP so that a person may not play the villain role twice in a row.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on September 02, 2008, 04:49:13 pm
What the heck, I'll be in the lottery.  If you are picked do you come up with the plot or do you do that?  I have a couple of ideas I've been thinking up.


Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on September 02, 2008, 04:50:47 pm
The person playing the villain comes up with everything. For a complete list of what you'll be expected to do as a villain, see the villain section in the RP guide (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=12232.0).
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on September 02, 2008, 04:51:27 pm
Yeah, we can't have any of this "my character isn't participating enough' nonsense if you're the villain.

To be honest, villain is probably a bad description for the role. You aren't just playing an evil character, you're coordinating the whole story and providing something for everyone else to play off against.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on September 02, 2008, 04:51:50 pm
Believe it or not I have indeed read through them, almost ten times now, preparing for the time where I may be called upon to do the villain.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on September 02, 2008, 04:59:12 pm
Can you understand why we may be a little nervous about having you play the role? Nobody is doubting your creativity, but your general attitude and work ethic makes things difficult. We need to rely on you for our cues, but as of now you've been relying on us for all of your cues. Can you handle the role of the villain right now? Right now I am not so sure.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: /lurk on September 02, 2008, 05:21:49 pm
What, the Superpower RP didn't count for the villain lottery?

That aside, keep me out of it.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on September 02, 2008, 05:27:13 pm
I guess it just slipped my mind. You did play a great villain the the Superpower RP. I actually modeled the new Chief Executive of the OPF/OEI off of Sam Smith. :P
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on September 02, 2008, 06:41:23 pm
You know I'm in on the villain lottery.

Wheel of Genre, spin spin spin,
Tell us the story that we'll be in!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on September 03, 2008, 03:49:10 am
Quote from:  Wheel Of Genre
<tickticktickticktickticktickkachunk!> SIX

Spin twice more!

Quote from:  Wheel Of Genre
<tickticktickticktickticktickkachunk!> FOUR

and

Quote from:  Wheel Of Genre
<tickticktickticktickticktickkachunk!> FIVE

Sci-fi Comicbook.
Sounds a little...familiar  :-\

Oh well.

And the Villain lottery has pulled Yossitaru out of the hat of evil.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yossitaru on September 03, 2008, 06:43:09 pm
Alright, so it seems I have the lead in this next one; expect a first post either tomorrow or Friday, further details will be revealed then. :)
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on September 03, 2008, 07:47:20 pm
Say Pat... I know you like this Ronald character and all... but... how do you explain bringing him back after it was pretty clear we killed him.
I mean, you did the same thing with Bernardo (which was pretty annoying) but this is even more weird, I mean, he got blown to smithereens, by a bomb that was inside him.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on September 03, 2008, 09:14:56 pm
Hm... I never said there was a bomb inside of him and I never went into detail about what he was doing while listening in on the heroes from the hallway.

The power of assumption is a wonderful thing! Nobody is going to stick around and wait to see what happens if the guy they just beat down begins to beep. Plus beepers are cheap and Ronald is smart (and filled with electronics). What's a two cent beeping device attached to an augment matter if it means the room will clear out during the off chance that you've been incapacitated? Whichever way you look at it, Ronald was in control the entire time meaning that he had ample opportunity to survive.

I didn't think the thing with Bernardo through all the way, but I did think this one through. The only problem here is that I never gave you all the details. Then again, the reader is supposed to wonder how Ronald survived while at the same time not being told how.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on September 04, 2008, 02:47:10 am
Well, an in-story explanation would have been nice. We're writing in the third person omniscient, which generally suggests we're all in possession of at least most of the facts. Surely you can appreciate how stupid and cheesy it is for a character that everyone (including the readers) thought was dead just jump back in without so much as a handwave explanation.
Also, the explosion leveled the entire building  :P
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on September 04, 2008, 03:43:39 am
Sorry, but you're going to have to suck it up because I don't buy into it. You should have said something to me when it was pertinent instead of telling me after the fact. I can't exactly do anything about it now. I've offered you a more-than-reasonable explanation. All you can hope to achieve now is to leave a black mark on an otherwise spotless game.

You guys love to cry foul at some of the stuff I do but at least I can consistently get the job done. If you don't want me to do what I do, tell me and I'll stop and let you handle it.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on September 04, 2008, 04:02:46 am
All right, no need to get so sensitive, the rest of it was fine. Its not like you would have changed it 'when it was pertinent' anyway. But it would be nice if you didn't pull stuff like that in future.
I'm just concerned with making sure the story is fun to RP and fun to read afterwards, I'm not nitpicking because I enjoy it.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on September 04, 2008, 04:23:00 am
Its not like you would have changed it 'when it was pertinent' anyway.

You're making assumptions again. I more willing than anyone to make changes to the story if someone has a problem with it and you know that. Maybe I'm not the one with the problem, maybe you're the one with the problem. You don't have to complain about everything that bothers you. Just keep it to yourself! I could have complained that you weren't pulling your weight in this RP but I didn't. I could have complained that your character knew more than he should but I didn't. I could have complained that your character was too lucky but I didn't. Instead I worked with it instead of against it. Get over it and play the game with what you have.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on September 04, 2008, 04:33:35 am
I'm not talking about what happened so much as how you handled it. There was no explanation at all given for why Ronald was suddenly alive, not even an offhand comment or glancing reference.
I don't mind so much that he survived, I mean, its fairly plausible he used a decoy and then legged it out of a back window before the building blew up. But at least have the courtesy to tell us that thats what happened instead of basically saying something to the effect of. "Oh, he actually survived. Suck it up."

I didn't bring it up when it happened because I didn't really register how incongruous it was, since I was concentrating on what my character and the other heroes were doing.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on September 04, 2008, 06:41:42 am
That's the way I wanted it though. I want you to go through the same bout of confusion that your characters go through. That was you will presumably write up a more realistic reaction.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yossitaru on September 05, 2008, 11:38:58 am
The Second Grand RP - Rise of the Mutants - Information Station


The Story
Rise of the Mutants (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=14122.0)


The Characters

Alwayswatching's Character: Captain Fortune (Vince Powell) (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg605931#msg605931)
eropS's Character: Mister O. Smith (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg610756#msg610756)
Huckbuck's Character: Garry Lobe  (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg611128#msg611128)
KrakowSam's Character: Professor Malvolio Mythos (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg605709#msg605709)
Neoadept's Character: Will "the Winged Wonder" Avitson (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg605467#msg605467)
PatMan's Character: Chip Finkelstein (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg605383#msg605383)
Yossitaru's Characters: Max Stealthe (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.165), The Master (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg620382#msg620382)

Crosses denote a character that is currently not playing a major role in the story; this can include, but is not limited to: user inactivity, that character's death, or the character's creator turning that character into an NPC.
2 A superscript number two denotes a secondary character, it's one of those characters that is important and around for a lot of stuff but still not a main character.
x The 'x' denotes a character that was never played, or not played enough to have an impact on the story.
m An 'm' denotes a character that has minions, and if you click on the 'm' you will be taken to a description of those minions.
Finally, red text denotes an evil character, purple denotes a neutral character, and blue denotes a good character. Black text means that a character has had no effect on the story and can not be classified.



News and Updates
9/05/08
The Information Station for The Second Grand RP has been made and the RP has started!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on September 05, 2008, 11:47:25 am
So I'm assuming that the heroes are used to their powers?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yossitaru on September 05, 2008, 11:50:02 am
Yes, all heroes are registered on the "Hero Network" to receive job offers for their services, and I'd rather not try to shoehorn in some newbie and still pay them as if they've been registered the whole time. Hero Network registration is by choice, and any heroes not on the network obviously wouldn't be getting jobs or pay.

Ah, I also forgot to mention that there should be no mutant heroes, all super powers should come about as some sort of technology, be it the results or the waste or anything in between.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on September 05, 2008, 12:15:28 pm
Name: Chip Finkelstein

Age: 29

Bio: Chip Finkelstein, better known a Chip, is an arrogant jackass. All the women want to be with him and all the men want to be him. He's the poster child for the Hero Network and is considered to be the best of the best. Since the cameras are always on him, Chip can't afford to be anything less. Still, he doesn't really care as long as the money keeps rolling in and the women keep knocking at his door. In his past, Chip was a game show host on a local public access channel. His life changed forever when his house was set upon by the radioactive release from a government jet. After that point (and to avoid a lawsuit) Chip was a part of the Hero Network and both sides could not be happier.

Powers:
Good Looks: Chip is one fine cut of man. His looks are so fetching in fact, that he often distracts his foes making them easy targets. It usually only works on normal human foes though.

Above Average: Chip's physical abilities are all considered above average. While the vast majority of his abilities are not "super", they're still better than most.

Heavy Lifter: Chip's only true "super" power is his ability to lift heavy things and punch really hard. Combined with his heightened speed, Chip is able to unleash his signature move known as "The Chipper".
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on September 05, 2008, 01:10:16 pm
Name:  Will "the Winged Wonder" Avitson

Age:  27

Bio:  Will was just the average temp until he and some friends messed around one night after hours at his latest job as an assistant at an aviation research facility.  In a wacky series of events that no one remembers quite well enough to replicate (but quite probably involved copious amounts of alcohol and shouting "we could probably make a jet pack or something!") Will cobbled together a set of powered wings designed to test the aerodynamics of birds, a flight computer with rudimentary AI, and a few miniature jet engines into a single device fitted for a human.

The next day, upon waking up and realizing that he'd made a jet pack (or something), he quit his job and signed up with the Hero network, and has been living on fame, glory, and adrenaline rush ever since.  Oh, and a zeppelin he decided to buy after a couple of years to go with the flying theme, he lives on that too.

Powers:
Flight:  Fast, slow, up, down, he can fly however you define it and look cool doing it.

Flight Computer:  It's not quite HAL, but he can have flight trajectories for himself and anything else calculated in seconds.

Zeppelin:  His flying fortress which he mostly keeps just outside the city limits for legal purposes.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on September 05, 2008, 05:54:58 pm
Name:Professor Malvolio Mythos

Age: "OLDER THAN THE STARS THEMSELVES!!!" (51)

Bio: Originally a stage performer of some renown, Malvolio discovered early in his career that he possessed formidable psychic powers. Strangely enough, people actually took him *less* seriously as a performer when the feats he was performing were real, rather than elaborate tricks, and he ended up joining the Hero Network mainly to build his reputation. Fond of billowy cloaks and shouting.

Powers:
Telekinesis: With some modest mental exertion and a lot of shouting and hand waving, Malvolio can lift objects up to the size of malnourished orphan child, with his mind.

Hypnotism: The weak minded are putty in the hands of Malvolio's mental mastery. Probably safest just to put them to sleep though. Most victims take hypnotic suggestions too literally and end up causing trouble.

Elephant Gun: Anything that can't be taken down by cosmic mental powers can be dealt with using an antique blunderbuss fitted with cutting edge ballistic technology.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on September 05, 2008, 07:30:08 pm
Ahhhh... this is awesome! ;D
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yossitaru on September 05, 2008, 08:03:15 pm
Just a head's up to anyone who hasn't appeared yet; I'll give you til tomorrow night to get to the scene, after that, the mutants strike back!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: emmet on September 06, 2008, 02:25:06 am
Name: Captain Fortune (Vince Powell)

Age: 32

Bio: Vince Powell was a down and out, a hobo. Living on the streets he heard an old folk tale of a magical coin that granted unimaginable fortune to the lucky owner. The story was so old no one knew if the story was true or not; though every hobo from Aylesbury Street to Black Avenue secretly dreamed of the day they would find the coin.
   One day on the job, a nice gentleman gave Vince all his change, with the words, "It's your lucky day, pal."
   Indeed it was. On his way to the liquor store, Vince found over 500 credits on three separate occasions. Of course, Vince was no idiot, and knew that he was the finder of the Lucky Coin.
   Three years later, and Vince is an educated stock market investor. He registered on the hero network when, soon after earning his first billion, he stopped a mutant from brutally murdering a man in public by throwing his shoe at a lamppost above it, causing a chain of events that led to a car crashing into the mutant.

Powers:
Incredible Luck: Things always seem to work out in Captain Fortune's favor.

Money: The greatest power of all!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yossitaru on September 06, 2008, 06:06:42 pm
Well, the time limit is up, looks like we only have four... :-\
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Crazen on September 06, 2008, 06:52:43 pm
cant I join? all the other ones I was in died
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yossitaru on September 06, 2008, 06:55:07 pm
Well, you can still make it, a little late... maybe you can save that cop. ;)
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on September 06, 2008, 07:43:39 pm
cant I join? all the other ones I was in died

Hey as long as you follow the rules you're more than welcome to play! Come on in!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: eropS on September 11, 2008, 08:40:56 pm
Hey as long as you follow the rules you're more than welcome to play! Come on in!

Alright;

Name: Mister O. Smith

Age: 37

Bio: Growing up without much attention from his parents Mister just always seemed to blend into the world around him. No one really knew he was there because he was so soft spoken, no one really spoke to him because he didn't have much to say, no one really even acknowledged his existence. Was he boring? Who knew. What he smart? Could be. Truth be told he never wanted people to know. It was a strange gift he believed. He could be anywhere at any time, and no one would know. He knew just about everyones business because he was always there to hear it. Observing; it was his gift. Observing, some mocked, was nothing. Until Mister decided to spit out everything he knew about those who were mocking them and promptly shut them up. He eventually decided to join the Hero Network; not for the fame of course, but to put his gifts to use. Sure, he talks, not a lot, but he isn't some hermit or afraid of people; or even shy for that matter, just don't expect him to start on his life story to you. Finally, being no fool he is always sure to carry around at least some weapon of some sort, be it a blade or firearm.

Powers:
Inconspicuous:  He's there, or maybe he isn't; can never really tell with him.

Keen Eyes: No detail is to small for Mister O. Smith to see.

Knowledgeable: Sure, he's no professor, but he is almost an encyclopedia of other humans. (He knows a lot about other people.)
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on September 12, 2008, 09:28:59 am
Awesome, glad to have you on board!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Huckbuck on September 12, 2008, 11:11:49 am
Hope it's not to late:


Name: Garry Lobe

Age: "40+"

Bio: Garry was found in a dirty rag, left behind a bakery. The man who found him laying there screaming had left him in the orphanage and then leaving quickly after telling where and when he had found him. The only things he was found with was the dirty rag, a dead bug and a note that said "Garry T. Lobe". The life on the orphanage made Garry become a man with cold feelings. He had few friends on the orphanage since most found him strange, he was very smart for beeing so young, but he was verry violent at times. Few even noticed that there was something different with him, but he knew, he had always known deep inside him. he was different. Noone knows why he joined the Hero Network, but different rumors are suggesting it has something to do with his real parents.

Powers:
Mastermind  He has a brain that is unlike any other, he doesn't know everything but he's pretty damn smart.

Looks weak, hit hard: Despite his appearences he is quite strong.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on September 12, 2008, 12:03:39 pm
Great, get in there and post!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Huckbuck on September 13, 2008, 07:04:05 am
Will start posting tomorrow probably, feels like I should read through the 3 pages you've allready are up to before posting, and tomorrow I should have enough time to do some reading and posting ;)
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Huckbuck on September 14, 2008, 10:47:00 pm
Sorry for doubble post.

What happened with this? It can't have died allready, can it?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on September 15, 2008, 08:32:21 am
It's just a day, don't worry about it.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yossitaru on September 17, 2008, 08:10:13 pm
Things will be moving on tomorrow. If you want to do something flashy on these mutants, now's your chance. :)
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yossitaru on September 18, 2008, 05:16:55 pm
Name: Max 'Maximum' Stealthe

Age: Appears mid thirties.

Bio: Max is a hero in the employ of the Capitol City mayor's office. Outside of the Hero Network, Max is able to move more freely than a standard hero, at the expense of public renown. With his extra mobility, Max has built a large spy network over the years as a hidden support to the heroes of Capitol City, especially those working for the mayor himself. Between Max and the mayor, they know almost everything there is to know , or at least everything that matters. However, there are places that even a spy can not go, and things they can not know...

Powers:
Extreme Subtlety: True to his coincidental surname, Max is a master of stealth.

Spy Network: With a fund drawn directly from taxes as a secret government organization, Max has access to one of the largest collections of spies and intelligence in the world.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yossitaru on September 22, 2008, 11:45:19 am
Eh, Huck, how could Lobe, even with his massive smarts, find a location hidden away even to the world's best spy network? And navigating a cave-in is no easy feat. There is a way Lobe can become involved, but this battle he'll have to sit out. If you park him at the entrance, and contemplate the cave-in, I can work him in.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Huckbuck on September 22, 2008, 11:47:20 am
Eh, Huck, how could Lobe, even with his massive smarts, find a location hidden away even to the world's best spy network? And navigating a cave-in is no easy feat. There is a way Lobe can become involved, but this battle he'll have to sit out. If you park him at the entrance, and contemplate the cave-in, I can work him in.

Oh.. uhm.. I thought the tunnel was just easy to find and pretty straight forward...

EDIT: Where do you think I should "park" him? I guess he wouldn't be able to find the entrance.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yossitaru on September 22, 2008, 11:49:00 am
The tunnel entrance. You could probably have him following Max's signal.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yossitaru on September 25, 2008, 08:37:17 pm
Name: The Master

Age: Classified (Appears 30ish)

Bio: The Master is the head of the Capitol City mutant violence movement. Using his oversized brain in a multitude of ways, The Master was not only able to win over the hearts and minds of the Capitol City mutants, but also coordinates and plans all of the attacks across the City.

Powers:
Giant Brain:
Massive Intelligence: The Master's oversized brain is capable of many times the ability of people who can even use near 50% of their normal sized brains.
Mind Link: By merely touching his head to another person's he is able to extract and implant any kind of thought. Clever usage can even be a form of weak mind control.
Cloaking Generator: Stolen from a Capitol City research group, The Master can use the generator to become completely invisible for short periods of time.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on September 26, 2008, 11:44:14 am
Cool! Giant brain powers rock!

Also, Huck, just for so you know we don't usually use quotations in the RP. It makes it look messy and breaks up the flow.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Huckbuck on September 28, 2008, 07:55:59 am
K :P Didn't know. How should I do it then? Just copy text or what? If I need to use it in the middle of my post that is.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on September 28, 2008, 07:57:54 am
Don't worry about it. We can all follow.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on September 28, 2008, 10:12:21 am
Ok, I've been pondering over this for awhile, and I've got nothing.  What exactly is Will supposed to do here, how powerful is the Master?  Are we talking mild hyperactivity, or an irresistible urge to consume his body weight in nectar?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yossitaru on September 28, 2008, 01:46:35 pm
Guess I should have been more specific... ah well. The Master's thought implant is along the lines of an overwhelming want to do something. In this case, Will will probably want to fly around in a hyper fashion, basically try to emulate a humming bird. Like a sick game of "The Master Says" except The Master doesn't need to say "The Master Says."
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on September 28, 2008, 02:10:23 pm
That about right?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yossitaru on September 28, 2008, 04:02:44 pm
That works, and is pretty funny to boot.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yossitaru on October 05, 2008, 08:22:41 pm
Alright, excluding Huck, you have 24 hours to get your hero out of the building and to safety (In a heroic fashion, The cameras are on you!). After that time, any hero not out will be considered dead. Hopefully this will keep things from hanging up so much. Things will continue sooner if everyone is out before the time limit.

Edit: Well, time's up. Time for the show to go on!

Be there... or miss out!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yossitaru on October 12, 2008, 06:40:56 pm
Alright, that's a wrap folks. To avoid the whole thing from falling apart at the last moment, I decided to give it an end. If we ever return to that setting with me at the helm, there will be a true conclusion. Let's hope the next roll works a little more smoothly.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on October 12, 2008, 06:43:07 pm
Alrighty! That means that we're ready for the next Grand RP! Is there anyone who was in this most recent RP that would like to be added to the villain lottery?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on October 12, 2008, 06:52:22 pm
If I'd known it was going to end I'd have gone out on a bigger pun...

And of course I'm in on the villain lottery.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on October 13, 2008, 03:37:58 am
I'm still in the lottery, unless, not being in this one somehow disqualifies me.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 13, 2008, 05:04:06 am
I will naturally stand for lotterification.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on October 13, 2008, 11:08:40 am
Alright I spun the wheel and did the drawing. Yossitaru was the witness.

The third Grand RP will be in a Fantasy setting and the villain will be played by Krakow Sam. Congrats! You can start the RP whenever you're ready.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Little on October 13, 2008, 11:18:11 am
Description of the setting soon, I hope. I'm joining in.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 13, 2008, 11:49:45 am
The thread has been made.
Now, I have a guidleline for your characters:

They must be ordinary villagers of Middenvale, which is a peaceful place unsullied by conflict. Imagine Hobbiton but taller.
Other than that your characters can be any age or gender and of any profession which could realistically exist in that sort of setting.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 13, 2008, 11:54:33 am
The Third Grand RP - A Mage's Wager - Information Station


The Story
A Mage's Wager (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=15105.0)


The Characters

Alwayswatching's character: Hanson Silverston (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg629193#msg629193)
Little's character: Bryan Yeldrow (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg629200#msg629200)
/lurk's character: Bolton Layton
 (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg629224#msg629224)Neoadept's character: Nathan Grouse (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg629254#msg629254)
Patman33's character:Moses O'Keeffe (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg629266#msg629266)
Kenobro's character: Richard Theodoric (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg629280#msg629280)
Yossi's character: Christopher Menord (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg629382#msg629382)
eropS's character: Brian Smith (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg629433#msg629433)

Krakow Sam's characters: Sirius, Alaric, Archmage Toldo, Various Wizards


† Crosses denote a character that is currently not playing a major role in the story; this can include, but is not limited to: user inactivity, that character's death, or the character's creator turning that character into an NPC.
2 A superscript number two denotes a secondary character, it's one of those characters that is important and around for a lot of stuff but still not a main character.
x The 'x' denotes a character that was never played, or not played enough to have an impact on the story.
m An 'm' denotes a character that has minions, and if you click on the 'm' you will be taken to a description of those minions.
Finally, red text denotes an evil character, purple denotes a neutral character, and blue denotes a good character. Black text means that a character has had no effect on the story and can not be classified.



News and Updates
09/13/08
The Information Station for The Third Grand RP has been made and the RP has started!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: emmet on October 13, 2008, 12:09:29 pm
Name: Hanson Silverston

Age: 39

Bio: If there's one thing every villager needs, its a bar. Especially in a village of old farmers who lived to make money to spend on ale so they could bear living. Hanson was formerly a traveller but 10 years ago (to this very day! At least, that's what the sign says. Every day.) he found that the village of Middenvale, though filled with potentially boring old alcoholics, had no bar. So he spent what little money he had on a building in the middle of town, and settled down there. He's still there now, ripping off drunkards.

Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Little on October 13, 2008, 12:12:41 pm
Name: Bryan Yeldrow
Gender: Male
Age: 17
Profession: Blacksmith's Apprentice

Bio: Bryan was born to a poor blacksmith's family in the small town of Middenvale. He lived a fairly average life, playing with his friends and being taught the basics of his fathers craft at an early age. The calm years passed by, with the wooden swords his group of friends sparred with turning to blunt metal ones, each fashioning their own crude armor, with Bryan's weapons being the best by far.

Time caught up to them, and playtime soon became work time, with each of them learning their trade for their fathers. Bryan had a talen for blacksmithing, and at the age of fourteen, began to make his own wares and sell them. Skilled with a blade('but can't use bows worth a damn' would grouse his father) he won a few small tournaments among his peers, saving up his valuables for a time when he would be able to kiss his mother goodbye, hug his father, pack his things and go on a real adventure.

He has no idea what he wants may be closer than he thinks...

((If you join as someone roughly he same age, maybe your character could be one of Bryan's friends? Because when you plan to go on adventure in a far away land someday, you never make those plans alone  ;) ))
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: /lurk on October 13, 2008, 12:29:03 pm
Name:  Bolton Layton

Bio: Layton setting up his tailorin' shop in town's prob'ly got t' town talking more'n t' annual potato faire.  I reckon 'e spends a bit too much time at the bar and a bit too much time eyeing the ladies and t' ladies jewellery to be an 'onest tailor. Weren't there that tale about a missin' load o'fancy silks over in Bogford 'bout ' time 'e arrived?

Ent never actually seen 'im do anythin' shady, mind you, but mebbe that just means we ent never caught 'im?



Layton the tailor: object of local speculation. Where does he get those silks?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Little on October 13, 2008, 12:33:16 pm
Layton the tailor: object of local speculation. Where does he get those silks?

 :D Nice!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on October 13, 2008, 12:56:43 pm
Name:  Nathan Grouse
Age:  32
Profession:  Gambler and Layabout

Bio:  From an early age Nathan despised and avoided work with a passion, always more likely to be found lounging around in town than working at his father's farm.  He never saw the point of following in his father's footsteps, not when he had three older brothers who would gladly take the farm without him.

And so, over the lazy years, he picked up on every game that passed through the village and most of the tricks and strategies for them.  For years he lived from meal to meal and off the occasional winning.  Then Silverston's tavern opened and he discovered something wonderful: Drunk people are terrible players and heavy bettors.  Inside a year he was was living comfortably in a hovel instead of the haylofts of the past.  Ten years later (to the day, he'll agree with the barman, on the basis that the bar was both their livelihoods and keeping it running was in everyone's interest) he still visits the tavern everyday and always leaves with slightly more money than he walked in with.

Though he'll admit to being an occasional cheat, he prides himself on having never stolen anything.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on October 13, 2008, 01:13:04 pm
Name: Moses O'Keeffe

Age: 24

Bio: Moses O'Keeffe is Middenvale's resident painter. He did the mural up in the church and was the one who had the inn repainted after the disastrous harvest festival two years back. Moses lives in a small shack on the outskirts of town. From one window he can see Middenvale's sprawling forest and from the other he can see the Ivory Tower. On most days, Moses is out and about. He loads up his wagon early in the morning and heads out (sometimes for days at a time) to look for things to paint. Every few months Moses makes the long journey to the city where he sells his wares for top dollar. While not extremely wealthy, Moses leads a happy life and that's all that matters to him. On the nights that he is in town, Moses can usually be found in Silverston's Tavern playing his favorite game, dice poker.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenobro on October 13, 2008, 01:36:43 pm
Name: Richard Theodoric

Age: 15

Bio:  Richard has always been a good friend of Bryan's.  He feels that everyone is inferior to him, but he is good natured at heart. 
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on October 13, 2008, 02:38:26 pm
By the way, I do need some help with my character because I'm not certain if I did it right. Does it pass muster, Sam (and anyone else)? I wasn't sure if the whole "he travels to the city" thing would work out.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 13, 2008, 02:54:34 pm
Well, as long as 'the city' is like the cities in RPGs. A cobbled crossroads with an inn, about 12 houses and a shop ;)

Kenobro, I don't know why you put that atheist thing in there. Its out of place for the setting and really doesn't need to be mentioned anyway.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on October 13, 2008, 03:41:42 pm
Yeah, wherever "city" is, it's far away and won't come into play. I guess since he'd make the trip, he'd also be given packages or whatever to bring with him. Like a mailman...
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 13, 2008, 03:52:35 pm
What is a pickpocket doing in a tiny village where everyone knows each other? This is supposed to be an idyllic setting where everyone is happy and people shouldn't have to resort to stealing. I'd urge you to reconsider your character Kaizer.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yossitaru on October 13, 2008, 04:02:57 pm
Name: Christopher Menord

Age: 41

Bio: Christopher Menord was born and raised in Middenvale. Filling in after his parent's passing, Christopher now runs the town's general shop, which associates with the tailor's and blacksmith's. Every night after dark, Christopher can be found at Silverston's, always conversing but never gambling.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 13, 2008, 04:46:20 pm
Name: Jonathon Makepiece

Age: 26

Bio: Jonathon is an atilliator by trade and has been secretly practicing with a crossbow for some years now. He is a light drinker who never can make a funny joke. He someday hopes to leave and head to the large cities to work for a king.



I think thats better

No. You get one more chance. Remember. Your character is a normal person who lives in a tiny idyllic village. Everyone who was planning to leave the village has already left, the people that are left are content to stay.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kaizer on October 13, 2008, 04:51:19 pm
okay can I just get rid of his want to leave then?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on October 13, 2008, 04:52:50 pm
*shrug*

I don't see why the townsfolk need crossbows. Maybe make him a hunter or something. Still, you're on the right track.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: /lurk on October 13, 2008, 04:53:59 pm
Atilliator?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kaizer on October 13, 2008, 04:58:53 pm
an atilliator makes crossbows

also i was figuring he could make them and ship them off to other places i mean this town isn't like floating in nothing away from all other societies is it?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: /lurk on October 13, 2008, 05:00:24 pm
Wikipedia gave me nothing.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on October 13, 2008, 05:02:19 pm
Sam said it was like Hobbiton, and that was fairly isolated. Though I guess it's kind of presumptuous of him to assume we all know that. I had to double check! :P
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 13, 2008, 05:03:02 pm
also i was figuring he could make them and ship them off to other places i mean this town isn't like floating in nothing away from all other societies is it?

Basically yes.

What's so hard to get about an isolated idyllic rural fairytale town?

Its like Hobbiton from the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Are there crossbows in Hobbiton? NO. Does Hobbiton even appear to trade in anything other than vegetables and pipeweed? No.

The new filter for your character is "Would he look out of place in Hobbiton?". If the answer is yes then the character is no good. mmkay?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: eropS on October 13, 2008, 05:49:40 pm
Name: Brian Smith
Age: 27
Gender: Male

Bio:
His parents, still being around; and him, still living with them, are small time wine-makers, usually supplying Hanson with his source of fine wines. Brian tends to find himself in either his parents wine cellar or Hanson's bar most nights, drinking himself into a satisfied stupor, then hitting the street looking for a girl; usually one he's already stood up.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kaizer on October 13, 2008, 06:18:36 pm
Name: Jonathon Makepiece

Age: 26

Bio: Jonathon is a wood worker who enjoys a good ale. He can usually be found working on some furniture at his workshop in town



If this one isn't accepted I'll give up twiddle my thumbs and watch from far away
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on October 13, 2008, 06:27:33 pm
Looks good to me!

*waits for Sam*
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 14, 2008, 11:27:47 am
Open for business. Get posting!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on October 14, 2008, 01:55:47 pm
Name: Josh Silverberg

Age: 24

Bio: Josh has lived in tiny Middenvale his whole life.   While some people have come and gone, he remained.  Not content to sit and do nothing, he takes up his time by walking through the nearby forest.  He gambles on occasion, winning about half of the time.  At nights, he can be found conversing with the other townsfolk near his age.  In terms of an actual job, he plows the fields for loose change to spend on his favorite drink at the bar, a nice frothy ale.



Hope it's not to late to join.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: emmet on October 15, 2008, 09:42:04 am
Silverston... Silverberg. Can we assume there are silversmiths nearby?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 15, 2008, 09:44:45 am
Assume whatever you want. But I think you're reading into this a little too much. This isn't a world that needs fleshing out with a functioning economy or anything like that :P
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: emmet on October 15, 2008, 09:57:38 am
Damn it. I had the conversion charts all set up.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on October 15, 2008, 01:50:58 pm
You want to know the secret to his name?

Random Name Generator  :-X

I can change it if need be.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on October 15, 2008, 01:52:45 pm
*shrug*

I think we all use random name generators. I've got a bookmark folder full of them.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: emmet on October 15, 2008, 02:06:13 pm
Not me... I think em up on the spot.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: /lurk on October 16, 2008, 09:22:04 am
Not me... I think em up on the spot.

Same here.

Would've had the third post of my internet connection hadn't suddenly died screaming and bleeding all over my carpet. Might be a bit late to come in now, but I'll have a look and see if I can do something appropriate.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on October 16, 2008, 04:54:09 pm
Hey guys, you going to hang out in the tavern all night or what? Take some initiative and get your characters out there. If you need some kind of reason to make them move, have them follow Moses.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 16, 2008, 04:56:55 pm
Yes, my job is to provide the setting and challenges, not hold your hand and make your characters go places!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on October 16, 2008, 05:16:54 pm
And I promise that he will not lead you around in circles for 40 years.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on October 18, 2008, 04:48:37 am
Without forcing anything... I'm at a total loss as to what to do. :-\
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 18, 2008, 05:31:51 am
D'oh! >_<

Like I said, the compass points directly at the grotto. You just have to set off into the forest and follow the arrow.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on October 18, 2008, 08:09:13 am
I didn't mean like that... I mean working with the other characters. It seems like they're going to end up slitting their throats before they get to the grotto. Perhaps we need to set a cut off so that we know who is going and who is not. Like maybe if you don't get your character with the rest of the group by 8PM EST tonight, they're staying behind.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 18, 2008, 08:27:25 am
Sounds fair to me. There'll still be involvement in the story for characters left behind if they are so inclined.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yuu on October 18, 2008, 07:22:40 pm
     What about a character who is getting himself lost in the forest right now?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenobro on October 19, 2008, 03:38:48 am
     What about a character who is getting himself lost in the forest right now?

You aren't part of the Grand RP.

It doesn't sound very likely anyway.  Oh well.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yuu on October 19, 2008, 05:53:07 am
I don't find it quite unlikely since it is the stereotypical "dark and dangerous forest where people easily lose their way and danger lurks where you least expect it." :)

Just throwing around some ideas here.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenobro on October 19, 2008, 07:55:25 am
I don't find it quite unlikely since it is the stereotypical "dark and dangerous forest where people easily lose their way and danger lurks where you least expect it." :)

Just throwing around some ideas here.

So you think this should be a stereotypical story, then?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on October 19, 2008, 08:12:48 am
It's not that the story itself is stereotypical, it's that the character orchestrating things is setting them up that way.  Read Krakows latest post and tell me that there isn't some amount of satire going on here:
The little group set off into the dark forest with no small amount of trepidation, acting on a whim at the suggestion of a total stranger. The evening was warm and pleasant, and the forest was alive with fireflies and the distant sound of night birds hunting.
Presently they came upon an old woman by the side of the road, bent down heavy with a load of firewood, her each step leaving her stick-like legs wobbling and shuddering. Her destination seemed nowhere in sight on the path ahead, and by anyone's recknoing, the hour was growing very late indeed.

Under the circumstances, I think that some guy who got lost in the forest is acceptable, so long as he had a reasonable excuse for going in in the first place.  I'd suggest posting a bio, we can make a decision based on that.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on October 19, 2008, 08:15:57 am
I would say though that he missed the boat. There was plenty of time to sign up earlier.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yuu on October 19, 2008, 08:25:24 am
     I'm actually busy right now making a lot of stuff on the other RP section and I just wanted to go and visit this place. Didn't know posting a little suggestion like that would start a short debate. >_>

It's not that the story itself is stereotypical, it's that the character orchestrating things is setting them up that way.  Read Krakows latest post and tell me that there isn't some amount of satire going on here:

     That was exactly what I was going for, actually. The story's setting is pretty much stereotypical though I didn't say it wasn't done on purpose.

     Well anyways, I really like what you guys are doing here at TGRP. Hope you have a great time.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on October 19, 2008, 08:33:12 am
Every story has already been told, we can't do anything that is not somehow stereotypical or cliche. If we can each slip in some little bit that makes the players go "whoa" then we've done our jobs.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yuu on October 19, 2008, 08:53:02 am
     I wasn't complaining about anything at all, I actually like this one more than the other two. Just pointing something out that should have been quite obvious to Kenobro. I didn't mean to offend Krakow, Neo, you, the Keno brothers and everyone else involved in this project. :-\

     Peace.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on October 19, 2008, 08:55:52 am
Eh? You didn't offend anyone. I thought of a point and posted it, I don't even think I've said anything to you directly except for this.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenobro on October 19, 2008, 09:00:23 am
 should have been quite obvious to Kenobro.
 

You don't understand me.  Nobody really does.  Atleast on the internet.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on October 19, 2008, 09:39:54 am
What's the common denominator there, Keno? :P
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenobro on October 19, 2008, 09:48:44 am
What's the common denominator there, Keno? :P

What do you mean?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Little on October 19, 2008, 02:01:20 pm
Bryan thinks he can get through anything right now, since he thinks it's gonna be like a tale, and he thinks he's the hero.

 :D
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on October 19, 2008, 03:32:45 pm
How exactly am I supposed to handle this compass thing?  I'd hate to pick an arbitrary direction only to find that the needle was supposed to point at the little old lady.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 19, 2008, 03:39:28 pm
Unless I say otherwise, assume it points deeper into the forest.  :)
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Little on November 01, 2008, 09:12:44 pm
Bump...
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 02, 2008, 05:54:11 am
Yes?

No-one is doing anything.
As this is the grand RP I say we give it one day for people to make it move again or I lock the thread, declare it a failure and we move onto the next story.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on November 02, 2008, 07:50:33 am
And don't just post if you're going to go dormant for a week again, that's wasting everyone's time.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: eropS on November 02, 2008, 08:12:32 pm
Well, im not sure if i should double-post or not.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on November 02, 2008, 08:24:10 pm
No you did your part, you've got nothing to worry about. I would say that you should double post if nobody else puts forth the effort but then we'll just be in this same situation a couple days from now. :-\
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 03, 2008, 04:45:36 am
This isn't going to happen. I'm locking the topic. lets move onto the next one.

Urgh, are we ever going to be able to make an RP that isn't focused around non-stop action or find new players that arebn't going to make a few lacklustre posts and then bugger off?
Because whenever i try something new something like this happens.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on November 03, 2008, 07:18:19 am
I think RPs with the number 3 in the title are cursed. :P

But yeah, I get what you mean. Due to the circumstances I think it would be okay to leave your name in the villain lottery. Is that okay Sam or do you not want to be in it?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yossitaru on November 03, 2008, 09:04:42 am
Also to be clear, I still want to sit out this redux lottery as well.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 03, 2008, 01:36:15 pm
Yeah, I'll throw my hat into the ring again.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on November 03, 2008, 01:52:34 pm
My hat never leaves the ring.  Which is too bad, I liked that hat.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on November 03, 2008, 04:47:23 pm
It's a fedora isn't it?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on November 03, 2008, 05:11:43 pm
I wish, not a fedora within fifty miles of here.  :'(

One day, one day...
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: eropS on November 03, 2008, 07:31:28 pm
Aw... I liked Krakow's...
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on November 03, 2008, 07:47:49 pm
EropS, my friend! Would you be interested in being in the villain lottery? You meet the qualifications.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: eropS on November 03, 2008, 07:55:59 pm
Oh... hm... I can pass it if im not a fan of the subject? If so sure.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on November 03, 2008, 08:09:41 pm
Yeah sure we can do that.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Little on November 03, 2008, 09:14:30 pm
Can I be in the lottery?

I want Neo's hat...

I also reserve the right to pass if I don't like the setting.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on November 04, 2008, 01:10:06 pm
Oh you do, do you?

We'll do the lottery soon.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 04, 2008, 03:38:30 pm
The Lottery has been drawn and the wheel has been spun.

The results are as follows:

Neoadept will be guiding us through a story of... HORROR


MURHEHEHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on November 04, 2008, 06:37:15 pm
Excellent.  I've actually been hoping for that one.  Expect information tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on November 05, 2008, 01:37:34 pm
The Grand RP Volume IV - The Lazarus Lounge


The Story
The Lazarus Lounge (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=15290.0)


The Characters
Chris Preay (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg638670#msg638670) - Andrew Ryan
Caileigh Tamera (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg639108#msg639108) - Krakow Sam
Martin Simms (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg639112#msg639112) - Patman33
Mark Jackson (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg639418#msg639418) - Little
Jonathan Renview (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg640462#msg640462) - Martyk

Crosses denote a character that is currently not playing a major role in the story; this can include, but is not limited to: user inactivity, that character's death, or the character's creator turning that character into an NPC.
2 A superscript number two denotes a secondary character, it's one of those characters that is important and around for a lot of stuff but still not a main character.
x The 'x' denotes a character that was never played, or not played enough to have an impact on the story.
m An 'm' denotes a character that has minions, and if you click on the 'm' you will be taken to a description of those minions.
Finally, red text denotes an evil character, purple denotes a neutral character, and blue denotes a good character. Black text means that a character has had no effect on the story and can not be classified.



News and Updates
11/05/08
Information Station made, Character registration begins.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on November 05, 2008, 01:39:48 pm
Alright! I've got all of the lists updated and squared away. This RP looks good Neo! :D


**EDIT**
Oh hey Neo, any word on the time period for this RP?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on November 05, 2008, 01:42:10 pm
Thanks, I just hope it can retain players.  It's gonna be tough to maintain suspense and keep people interested at the same time.

Characters can be anyone who might be staying at the Hotel, from the rich and famous, to someone who scrimped and saved for years for this vacation, to paranormal investigators, to an employee (employees have quarters in the building).  Hell, take that clerk who got one line if you want.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on November 05, 2008, 01:43:21 pm
Good deal!

What's the word on time period?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on November 05, 2008, 01:45:57 pm
Let's go for the early nineties.  It doesn't matter too much, when I say "quaint town," I don't mess around.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Andrew Ryan on November 05, 2008, 04:08:00 pm
Count me in on this one!

Name: Chris Preay
Sex: Male
Occupation:Journalist
Hobbies: Chess, smoking, drinking, heroin
Purpose at the West Wind: To do an article on the West Wind Hotel for Rolling Stone Magazine.
Description: About 5.9 in height with light blue eyes. His hair is brown in color, his build is sort of on the lean side, and he has numerous track and injection marks running up both his arms and his legs. He always has a cigarette in his mouth and is inclined to wear a disheveled tuxedo when he is outside of his room.

Bio: Growing up in outskirts of Vegas, Chris had had a pretty rough life. His father had died when he was only 2 and his mother was a bimbo and a slut, always selling herself to so called "boy friends" for some quick cash or drugs. This, combined with the fact that he was a mediocre student and piss-poor athlete at school, mad Chris's school years a complete nightmare. Unhappy, bitter, and nearly friendless, Chris sought for any escape he could find from his living hell. At first he did the small things like smoking pot or drinking ludicrous amounts of booze but soon he was getting into the more hardcore drugs, such as Meth and Heroine . Even then, with his life filled with so much instant pleasure and gratification, it still wasn't enough to fill the hole in his soul. He began to contemplate sucicide almost daily and his drug us skyrocketed to levels that would make even the most veteran of users drop dead in seconds. It all seamed so hopeless for him until he caught a lucky break. By some miracle or mistake of modern times, Chris actually managed to get a scholarship to a nearby community college where he managed, despite his drug use, to actually get a degree in journalism... with full honors. It was also in college that Chris was introduced to chess, a game that slowly but surely worked him far enough away from drugs so as he, for the first time in his life, could finally think straight. After he finished college, he went out on the road for a while and eventually landed a job at Rolling Stone Magazine. This job, along with Chess and the last remnants of his drug habit, have been Chris's life for the past 10 years and although his life is still very average compared to most it's light-years ahead of his youthful hell-days in the Vegas suburbs.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 06, 2008, 07:56:42 pm
Name:  Caileigh Tamera
Sex: Female
Occupation: Intern manager at pretentious coffee shop
Bio: Shallow and self absorbed, she takes looking out for number one to extremes which have cost her countless friends. But her propensity for small talk and good looks ensure that she always picks up new hangers on. Caileigh was recently swept off her feet and into the West Wind hotel by the rugged good looks and rich musky scent of Martin Simms.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on November 06, 2008, 08:17:15 pm
Name: Martin Simms (Also known as Stuart Sims)
Age: 29
Bio: Martin Simms (Stuart Sims to his loyal fans) is WFTW's lead anchor for the six o'clock news hour. He is known as "The Voice of San Diego" and lives an enjoyably luxurious life that smells of rich mahogany. As arrogant as he is loud, Martin loves to be the center of attention and hates to be wrong. He holds grudges like they're going out of style. If you get onto his bad side watch out, Martin has crazy connections. Still, if you're in good with Martin you're in good with some very powerful people. He is currently looking forward to spending some time at the West Wind Hotel with his latest catch, Caileigh Tamera.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Little on November 07, 2008, 08:48:35 pm
Name: Mark Jackson

Age: 37

Occupation: Head of Security

Description:  6'4 feet tall, usually wearing a black business suit with a suspicious bulge in the pocket of the jacket, dark brown hair, dark brown eyes, and a muscular build

Bio: Mark Jackson first began his security career in his new elementary school, where a group of besieged nerds paid him 20$(a fortune to a third grader) to beat up a local bully. He succeeded, planting the seeds for his future career.

Marcus was never very popular. His mother died in a car accident when he was three, leaving him with his discharged-Army dad. Dad made sure Marcus was at the top of the food chain at school, although insuring his son had a strong sense of morals as he didn't want his son to be a bully('like those Vietcong who fired bullets at my squad'). Marcus soon become the beloved of underdogs everywhere, trailing a long list of suspensions for beating up kids from school, but by that point Dad was far too drunk to notice.

Marcus left home at the age of eighteen to join the Army. He was shipped off to a Middle Eastern conflict. He was awarded a Purple Heart for saving his broken-down convoy from attack, and received two bullet wounds in the leg, giving him a permanent limp. After leaving the Army, he moved to Vegas to try his hand there. He was no good at gambling, but after stopping a bar fight in the casino, the owner offered him a low paying job as a bouncer. After a number of years working through the casino's ladders, he was bored with his position as Head of Security, so he left seeking new employment.

A number of jobs later, he applied for the West Wind Hotel position and recieved it. He thinks all his job will encompass is guarding more rich snobs and their baggage, but he's in for a suprise...
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on November 08, 2008, 08:18:41 pm
Alright, bios are in the info post, we'll kick this off in the morning.  Anyone who still wants in will have a little while to do it after we start, but there will be a cut off point.

EDIT:  And we're off!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Little on November 09, 2008, 10:14:39 pm
You mind that the bar is on the second floor?

White mans burden is...?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on November 09, 2008, 10:18:09 pm
Guilt about slavery.

But really I have no idea. Wikipedia tells me something that can't be true, at least not in this case.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Andrew Ryan on November 09, 2008, 10:33:49 pm
Got it from "The Shining". I was going to use Long Island Iced Tea but then I remembered I used that in a previous RP.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on November 10, 2008, 06:24:28 pm
We're fast approaching the cut off point!  Anyone who wants in, you don't have much more time!

Exclamation point!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: martyk on November 10, 2008, 10:04:11 pm
Oh snap!  Just in the knick of time!

Name: Jonathan Renview
Age: 58
Sex: Male
Occupation: Retired (ex-professeur)
Hobbies: Literature, puzzles, drinking
Description: A short man at 5' tall, he sports dark brown eyes and shortly cropped silver hair, long grayed after his years of stressful teaching.  He carries himself with an air of refinement, garnered after years of looking down his nose at students.  He dresses in simple, loose-fitting dress pants and shirts.  Walks with both a limp and a cane.  How 'bout that.

Bio: After 30 years, even the most loved of careers can become tiresome.  Very tiresome.  Such is the case with Prof. Renview, university professeur.  Well, ex-university professeur.  English and Literature to be precise.  Where was I?  Ah yes.

After a rather uninteresting childhood, Jonathan enrolled in university under an English major with the intent of become an author at the age of 19.  After graduation, his writing career went nowhere fast so he turned to his fallback, teaching, and by age 27 he was a junior professeur at the local university.  While interesting at first, the job quickly lost it's glamour as the gap between his age and that of his pupils distanced.  Over time he developed a superiority complex, and a disdain for those he taught, which more often then not was mutual.

After what felt like an eternity, he finally got out of there when his so far unlucky life took a turn for the better.  Winning the lottery jackpot, he retired the same day and decided it was time for a much needed vacation.  So, after some research, he was off to the West Wind Hotel and the beginning of what would hopefully finally be a happy ending.

Oh and the limp?  He fell down a flight of stairs a number of years back.  Uninteresting accident with uninteresting end results.





(Unfortunatley I won't be able to post until tommorow.  It is 1 in the morning and I need sleep.)
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Little on November 12, 2008, 02:43:07 pm
I guess it's the planners job to make sure there isn't a fire with a bunch of people in the elevator at the time?  ;)
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Andrew Ryan on November 12, 2008, 02:52:39 pm
I'm guessing their are multiple elevators in the building, no?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Little on November 12, 2008, 03:00:37 pm
It was a refrence to The Shining, which also takes place in a haunted hotel.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on November 18, 2008, 05:59:16 pm
*Knock Knock*

Anyone home?  Come on guys, we just got through the setup, fun things are in our very near future!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on November 18, 2008, 07:29:26 pm
Yes sir!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Andrew Ryan on November 19, 2008, 07:31:52 am
I was waiting for the other characters to post before I posted.  :P
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenobro on November 19, 2008, 02:47:32 pm
I wonder why so few people joined this time...
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: martyk on November 19, 2008, 02:52:52 pm
Oh ****!  Fun?  I'm on it!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on November 19, 2008, 04:03:17 pm
I wonder why so few people joined this time...

*shrug*

It happens.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: eropS on November 20, 2008, 03:03:20 pm
Well, Fable 2 and Fallout 3 happened to have dropped, and im not the best multi-tasker and swimming started for me so i just didnt feel i had time atm.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 21, 2008, 10:57:27 am
No Little! Bad! Your post is written in the present tense when everyone elses is in past tense!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on November 21, 2008, 11:02:43 am
*shrug*

I don't think it matters what tense someone writes in as long as they stay consistent. I mean Yossi has been writing in present tense for two years and he's consistent and it works.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 21, 2008, 11:03:33 am
Well, I find it jarring when Yossi does it as well.  :-\
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on November 21, 2008, 11:08:09 am
 ;D

Well... hey maybe they'll change!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Andrew Ryan on November 21, 2008, 03:33:44 pm
Hey Pat, could you tell me about how many floors up is that balcony...

>.>

<.<

Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 21, 2008, 05:14:58 pm
;D

Well... hey maybe they'll change!

I hope so, for some reason its bugging me a lot more in this RP than it usually does when Yossi does it.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Little on November 21, 2008, 07:17:39 pm
Yeah, how high up is the balcony, and did the shot hit?

Because if the shot misses, and the dog still attacks, and the balcony is low enough, Mark shall attempt to get a better shot!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on November 21, 2008, 08:35:59 pm
Hey Pat, could you tell me about how many floors up is that balcony...

It's as high as you need it to be.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Little on November 21, 2008, 08:41:18 pm
Waiting for Neo's GM post.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Andrew Ryan on November 21, 2008, 10:17:56 pm
Hey Pat, could you tell me about how many floors up is that balcony...

It's as high as you need it to be.

Excellent...
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on November 22, 2008, 06:26:34 am
The Hotel, like most RP settings, has narrative geometry.  Things are exactly as far away as they have to be for the story.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on November 30, 2008, 08:28:47 pm
Characters may be anywhere in the hotel at this point, as it suits them.  They needn't even hear the screaming if you don't want them to.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Glacies on December 01, 2008, 11:23:21 am
Krakow, you misspelled "Catch" as "Ctatch." in your last post.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on December 01, 2008, 08:17:18 pm
Despite chronology, this scream is the same one as before.  I had to set everyone in motion before it could happen, and it had to happen to set everyone in motion.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on December 01, 2008, 08:18:59 pm
Fair enough. Um... I'm leaving Martin in the kitchen if that's cool. Good stuff always happens in the kitchen. :)
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Little on December 01, 2008, 09:03:08 pm
Wait, so the scream is the same vent before, the one I already responded to?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on December 02, 2008, 05:07:10 am
Basically, but now you know what to respond to so you can take action once you get there.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on December 08, 2008, 01:00:58 pm
Alright, Andrew seems to have left us.  Unfortunately he had a fairly important role to play in my scheme so we have two options:  Do we move on to the next rp, or see if I can cobble together an alternate story that will function from this point onwards?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 08, 2008, 01:17:58 pm
ugh... again?

GAD!

It seems like ONE is the magic number for RPs we make. The first iteration of a new idea is good and the rest all fail.  :-\
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on December 08, 2008, 01:59:51 pm
The first ones also have meeeeee! :P

Um, well that would make the second RP that Andrew has fouled up in some way. We'll have to keep an eye on him from here on out. I really liked this RP but if we're missing a player (we didn't have all that many to begin with) then I'd say we call this one.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on December 08, 2008, 02:07:43 pm
I even sent him two PMs explicitly stating that he had an important role to play...  Which he never replied to.

Alright, I'll lock up.  Probably wouldn't have moved too quickly anyway, considering Part III is going up on Saturday.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on December 08, 2008, 02:08:50 pm
In the meantime we can work in the lore factory.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 08, 2008, 02:40:06 pm
But lore makes me cry blood  :'(
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: eropS on December 10, 2008, 04:36:13 pm
Well, im in on the next one whatever it is.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Little on December 12, 2008, 10:38:06 pm
I'm in for the forth one, if we do a forth one.

Are the RPs dying due to me?  :o

I'm a RP Killer!  ;D
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenobro on December 13, 2008, 10:40:24 am
I'm in for the forth one, if we do a forth one.

Are the RPs dying due to me?  :o

I'm a RP Killer!  ;D

We just did the forth one though.  No, you are not an RP killer.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 13, 2008, 10:41:07 am
Andrew Ryan killed it this time ::)
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on December 13, 2008, 11:39:56 am
Damn you people!!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on January 05, 2010, 09:17:15 pm
Hey dudes and dudettes! We're going to be doing another Grand RP pretty soon. I know a few folks were interested in this particular format so feel free to throw your hats into the ring. Please check the first post to read up on how The Grand RP works. It isn't terribly complicated but you should be aware of the nuances.

I've wiped the villain lottery list clean so anyone is more than welcome to apply as long as you meet the conditions. Those conditions are that you must have played in at least one RP. You need not have been in an RP that reached an ultimate conclusion; however, you need to show that you were able to keep up and that you are competent. Also, please be aware of what playing the villain entails! (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=12232.0) If you feel like you satisfy those conditions and are willing to help guide the next Grand RP, let us know by posting in this topic.

Otherwise, we're going to start getting some stuff together and we'll keep you updated! All questions are welcome. :)
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Gorman Conall on January 05, 2010, 09:35:06 pm
Sounds interesting to me, Ill keep an eye open.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Cyst on January 19, 2010, 10:02:03 pm
I'd like in
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on January 19, 2010, 10:26:51 pm
Inkling was my witness for the spin of the wheel... we came up with an interesting result. The first spin was a six... which means we roll twice move and combine the result into some hellish mutant-genre. Our second roll was a five. The final roll was a two.

(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/3300/12010.png)

That means that our genre for the next Grand RP will be combination of Comic book and Thriller. An over-the-top and suspenseful RP. Ah, whoever gets that, just try your best. It's more of a suggestion than a rule. ;)

At the moment we need to get some more folks on board to play and also flesh out the villain pool a bit. I'm personally going to opt out of the villain pool. Anyone else that meets the requirements may throw their hat into the ring and then I think by Friday we should select the villain and hopefully get things started by this weekend. If there are any questions feel free to ask them here in this topic.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Inkling on January 19, 2010, 10:32:40 pm
Interesting, I think I'd like to get in on this.  I'll throw my hat into the villain pool, too, but I think I would probably need a bit of help with brainstorming.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: martyk on January 19, 2010, 10:46:25 pm
I'd be up for participating.  I don't know about being a villan, but participate I can.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Gorman Conall on January 20, 2010, 08:42:50 am
I will join. Haven't decided if ill throw my hat in or not though.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 20, 2010, 11:27:30 am
I'm up for villainy.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: emmet on January 20, 2010, 11:53:45 am
I guess I'll join.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on January 20, 2010, 12:08:05 pm
I'm always up for being the bad guy.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Snork on January 20, 2010, 12:25:38 pm
So, what's the plot about? I know it involves Superheroes.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Gorman Conall on January 20, 2010, 12:33:39 pm
Ah..you know what? ill throw my hat in the villain lottery as well.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on January 20, 2010, 12:34:39 pm
Not really sure what the plot is about yet. Outside of it having something to do with comic books and suspense, it could be anything. Whoever gets chosen to be the villain will be the one that gets to craft the world. Should be interesting to see what we get!

Right now the villain lottery looks like this:

Gorman Conall
Inkling
Krakow Sam
Neoadept

Marty is in the "maybe" column and I've opted out. Is there anyone else that meets the qualifications that would like to put their name into the villain lottery? I think we've got enough players to get something going but more are always welcome.


**EDIT**
The current player list is as follows:

Badger Man 22
Erops
Gorman Conall
Inkling
Kenotai
Krakow Sam
Martyk
Neoadept
PatMan33
SerenityGrace
Tesla
Yossitaru
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: SerenityGrace on January 20, 2010, 12:38:53 pm
I would like to join as well.  ;D
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: eropS on January 20, 2010, 02:33:25 pm
Ok im in.

Hopefully the fantasy one will perk afterwards.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Kenotai on January 20, 2010, 03:03:28 pm
I'm definitely in.  I would do the villain, but I am reasonably sure I couldn't for either genre, and definitely not in combo.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yossitaru on January 20, 2010, 03:41:20 pm
I'd put me hat in the villain ring, but I don't think I could maintain a decent pacing at this time, so just put me into the players for now.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on January 21, 2010, 06:55:48 pm
We've redesigned the Wheel-O-Genres to yield better results. This is what we've come up with...

(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/2492/genrewheel.png)

Descriptions of each genre will be written up in the coming hours; however, I'd like to ask the potential players if you'd like to re-spin with the new wheel or not. Whatever you guys choose is what we'll do.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Gorman Conall on January 21, 2010, 06:59:58 pm
Yeah why not, lets give the new wheel a spin.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: eropS on January 21, 2010, 07:03:37 pm
Ok.

Hm... Fantasy.... Where have I heard that :P
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on January 21, 2010, 07:05:11 pm
T-the original wheel?

 :-[
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: eropS on January 21, 2010, 07:14:15 pm
Haha I was thinking of something more, brief

Ah chachacha chaaaaa
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on January 21, 2010, 09:14:26 pm
D'awwww.... you! I gotta watch out for you! :D
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Inkling on January 21, 2010, 09:53:23 pm
I think a respin might be a good idea, it seems most people are scratching their heads at the comic suspense thing.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on January 21, 2010, 09:56:26 pm
Right... that's good enough for me. I don't think anyone will mind. We'll do this now in IRC.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on January 21, 2010, 10:05:21 pm
Alright we've done the re-roll. The witnesses were Gorman Conall, Inkling, Neoadept, and Yossitaru. Our result was a three.

(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/9206/12210.png)

That means that we'll be playing an RP with Western themes and/or motifs. The villain will be selected on Friday evening and after that we begin whenever the villain says so! :)


**EDIT**
Also, please check the first post of this topic (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg591781#msg591781) for the updated Wheel O' Genres and also explanations of each of the Wheel's choices.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Zolinn on January 22, 2010, 12:36:12 pm
By the way, you can throw me in as a possible villain if you'd like.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on January 22, 2010, 12:42:52 pm
Sure thing!

We'll select the villain tonight. If you'd like your name in the pool, get it in there now.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on January 22, 2010, 05:21:17 pm
Alright, the villain has been selected under the supervision of Badger Man 22 and Yossitaru. The candidates were Gorman Conall, Inkling, Krakow Sam, Neoadept, and Zolinn. Each was assigned a number in ascending order and a six-sided die was cast.

(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/5765/12210villain.png)

A four was rolled on the first attempt meaning that Neoadept is the villain for the Fifth Grand RP. We begin whenever Neoadept posts the topic. The genre for this RP is Western. Begin formulating your characters now if you haven't already begun. Finally, this topic acts as the central hub and OOC topic for all Grand RPs. Post your characters here when you've come up with them and have a fantastic time! And a quick tip, you may wish to wait until Neo creates the RP topic before officially posting your character. As the villain, he has the final say as to the initial circumstances of the world and you may want to see what he comes up with.

And that's about it! See you guys on the other side! :)
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on January 24, 2010, 04:54:32 pm
The Grand RP Volume IV - The Deep West


The Story
The Deep West (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=17027.0)


The Characters
Patman33 - Rufus Geier (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg771284#msg771284)
Zolinn - Riley Briare (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg771296#msg771296)
Krakow Sam - Doc Razor (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg771318#msg771318)
Martyk - Tracy Carling (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg771340#msg771340)
Bad Karma - Gary Hunter (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg771388#msg771388)
Inkling - Bartholomew Gladstone (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg771408#msg771408)
Gorman Conall - Judas Antonio Cooper (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg771418#msg771418)
SerenityGrace - Madison Deslin (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg771444#msg771444)
Yossitaru - Daniel Fenin (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13765.msg771446#msg771446)


† Crosses denote a character that is currently not playing a major role in the story; this can include, but is not limited to: user inactivity, that character's death, or the character's creator turning that character into an NPC.
2 A superscript number two denotes a secondary character, it's one of those characters that is important and around for a lot of stuff but still not a main character.
x The 'x' denotes a character that was never played, or not played enough to have an impact on the story.
m An 'm' denotes a character that has minions, and if you click on the 'm' you will be taken to a description of those minions.
Finally, red text denotes an evil character, purple denotes a neutral character, and blue denotes a good character. Black text means that a character has had no effect on the story and can not be classified.



News and Updates
1/24/10
Information Station made, Character registration begins.
[/quote]
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on January 24, 2010, 04:56:36 pm
And we're on the go!

The topic will be locked for a few days so people can post their characters.  Feel free to ask any questions about the setting in the meantime.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: bad Karma on January 24, 2010, 05:18:04 pm
So, Ultra realism eh?

I would be honoured to join this, the stories these forums make are impossibly amazing.

Now, a character... I have just the man.

I'd like more info on the substance mined, by the stories standards please.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on January 24, 2010, 05:32:48 pm
Neodymium (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neodymium) is a rare earth ore that's used in a number of things, but is most well known for being what the strongest rare earth magnets are made from, and those magnets are used in electrical generators, motors, etc.  It isn't magnetic in it's mined state, but it IS slightly toxic and may explode under the right conditions.  There are also on site facilities to make it into magnets, since that's the more cost effective export.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: bad Karma on January 24, 2010, 05:37:27 pm
heh, thought it was fictional. Thank you.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on January 24, 2010, 05:57:42 pm
Looks fantastic, Neo! I'll have something for you in a few. :)
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Gorman Conall on January 24, 2010, 06:34:13 pm
Nice, ill start working on character now.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on January 24, 2010, 08:05:04 pm
Name: Rufus Geier

Age: 44

Bio: Rufus Geier is an on-site finance director for the Costa Tira mining project. A promising middle-management-type, Rufus was sent to the mine a year and a half after its opening to act as a conduit between mine overseers and shareholders on the surface. He transits between the mine and the surface frequently, though sometimes he wishes the decompression chamber would just explode and end it. Profit is the word of the day and Rufus needs to walk the thin wire between the miners' needs and whims of the people paying the bills. And while Rufus certainly understands that the miners have a difficult job, he firmly believes that if any of the miners knew their way around a dollar like he did... well, they wouldn't be miners, that's for sure. Rufus' is a thankless job. If the miners aren't mad at him for his famous cost-cutting measures, it's the shareholders who are in a tizzy because their dividend dropped off a few pennies for the month. Still, Rufus manages to find time to enjoy himself. And it isn't like he's universally hated. He's just not universally liked.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Zolinn on January 24, 2010, 09:01:34 pm
Name: Riley Briare
Age: Specific Age Indeterminable

Bio: Riley was born with an extremely weak immune system, trapping her in a room for most of her life. She was trapped in her room for so long that she had became obsessed with the city around her, attempting to keep herself in contact in any way possible. She had eventually come to terms that most of her life would be spent inside her house, leading her into a search for a hobby. Riley spent most of her free time practicing and reading on the art of engineering, attempting to understand the craft, both inside and out. She had quickly gained a reputation in the city, and had often been referred to as a source for complex or odd blueprints or structure advice.

She often makes designs for other workers or companies in the cities. Though she rarely had the opportunity to see her designs put into action, her signature is plastered on every blueprint she designs and is normally somehow worked into the building. Businessmen and women meet her at her house to arrange the design of the structure in question. She wears a gas mask and dark clothes that cover most of her body. This keeps her identity a secret and more importantly protects her from any germs the visitor may have brought with them.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 25, 2010, 01:57:29 am
Where are the wide open spaces!?  :o

But I digress.

Name: Doc Razor
Age: 39

Bio:Given the nickname 'Doc' because he was allegedly an MD before coming to Costa Tira, given the nickname 'razor' because of rumours his medical license was revoked after six men were fatally lacerated in a bar brawl in Nueva Tijuana. He does nothing to suppress such rumors, and often makes a point of casually shaving in public with a formidably sized antique straight razor. This itself is rumoured to have been won from the devil in a game of craps.
Doc is a mine foreman and a big figure in the field of miner's rights and union activities. He keeps an ear out for any grumbles among the workers and tries to ensure they never become serious conflicts. In this capacity he often locks horns with Rufus Geier, though the two usually behave cordially to each other.
While some naive individuals believe that  the Doc is a fervant believer in worker's rights and economic justice, the main reason he is so involved with keeping the workers happy is because he enjoys life on the frontiers, and would sincerely hate anything to happen to upset the relatively tranquil conditions in Costa Tira.

Years of operating heavy machinery and hauling loads of Neodymium around refineries have given Doc a formidably wiry physique, and when the fancy strikes him he is quite a dab hand at shooting cans off a fence with his illegally modified rivet-pistol. 
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: martyk on January 25, 2010, 06:29:25 am
Name: Tracy Carling

Age: 26

Bio: A good kid, with a good head on his shoulders.  A description often used to describe Tracy as he grew up.  Everyone knew that he would be able to make a sucessful career out of anything he wanted, but few were surprised when he opted for police work, following in his father's footsteps.  They were however surprised when he requested for a posting at the newly opened Costa Tira mining facility.

Still, graduating top of his class from the academy and with a number of glowing recomendations, he had no trouble getting his desired post.  And he had chosen wisely.  The peaceful surroundings were exactly where he wanted to be.  True, there wasn't much that happened around there, but Tracy was ok with that.  He was content to simply do what he could to help out day by day, doing his best to make Costa Tira better for everyone.  Now a few years later he is still convinced that Costa Tira is the greatest place on Earth, and there's nowhere else he'd rather be.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: bad Karma on January 25, 2010, 01:08:56 pm
Name: Gary Hunter

Age: Mr. Hunter is very hard working in the maintenance area, making sure all leaks are fixed up quickly and securely. He spent his entire life studying Biology and Mechanics as they are the subjects he feels he is good at, and he is dedicated to show why.

He had decent grades in both these fields, and did some quick studying on the subject of the mining operation, Neodymium. He spends most of his ours in the day looking for faults, reporting damage and repairing anything he has time for. He concentrates on his work hard, but is more relaxed with other aspects of his life.

Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: emmet on January 25, 2010, 01:10:05 pm
Sorry, westerns just aren't for me. I'm dropping out.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on January 25, 2010, 01:12:00 pm
Just to be sure, you are aware that this "western" takes place about 3,000 feet beneath the Pacific, right? Either way, you're always welcome to play any time. :)

Also, Mr. Karma... everything looks good; however, about that element that the miners are mining. What is it called?


**EDIT**
I'm only picking on you because we're very into detail and you skipped a very important one, Karma. ;)
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: emmet on January 25, 2010, 01:24:29 pm
The whole westerns "thing" doesn't appeal to me. Maybe next time. :)
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: martyk on January 25, 2010, 01:43:44 pm
He spent his entire life studying Biology and Mechanics.

Why Biology?  He's a biologist mechanic?

Also:
The whole westerns "thing" doesn't appeal to me. Maybe next time. :)

Yes Tesla, we heard you the first time.  :P
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: bad Karma on January 25, 2010, 01:52:56 pm
Thank you, This is all just training for my writing skills anyway.

I'll edit my post...

Fixed, I think it might be in order.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on January 25, 2010, 01:57:26 pm
Be certain to read our Guidelines (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=9398.0) and the Creation Guide (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=12232.0), Karma. They should give you plenty of tips to being a better RPer as well as a better writer. And for the record, an RP is more than just being a decent writer. You've got to work with people, too.

Half the RP is in character, half the RP is out of character. If you remember only one thing, remember that. Also don't skim and be sure to proofread. ;)


**EDIT**
Allow me to add: or I will kill you.

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i177/PatMan33/Funny Stuff/ObamaYEAH.png)
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Cyst on January 25, 2010, 02:35:15 pm
Well I have decided I don't have enough time to join the RP since finals are this week.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on January 25, 2010, 02:38:54 pm
Fair enough, man. Sounds like a wise choice. Real life if too important. Best of luck to you on the finals! :D
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Inkling on January 25, 2010, 02:54:50 pm
Name: Bartholomew Gladstone

Age: 36

Bio:  The the youngest of five siblings and son of the absurdly wealthy Anderson Gladstone,  Bartholomew's eccentric ways led him to be seen as an embarassment and liability to the family.  Bart dreamed of simpler times when there were still vast stretches of uncharted land, where untold treasure could be found by anyone with the courage to head out to the wilderness, and when there were still dragons in the corners of maps.  The Gladstones dreamed of a simpler time when the embarassing black sheep of wealthy families could be institutionalized or lobotomized.

The Gladstones finally found a way to keep Bart busy in Costa Tira.  They bought a large plot in the new venture and set up Bart to mine to his heart's content.  Any profit from his mining would be a nice surprise, but of little consequence to the Family.  In his five years in Costa Tira, Bart has embraced his life as a miner a bit too much.  His massive beard and the fact that he is never seen without his favorite mining tools are just the tip of the iceberg.  Those who have spent much time talking to him realize that he has gone quite insane.  He has become a bit of a loner, but is mostly harmless so long as you don't trespass on his property.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Gorman Conall on January 25, 2010, 03:55:15 pm
Name: Judas Antonio Cooper

Age: 38

Bio: Judas is a man that runs on money, and one of the easiest ways to make money is to work on Costa Tira. Judas works as a locksmith, assembling the locks for all manner of door, safe and locker. This of course means he can easily and secretly access whatever he feels fit. Most of his spare time is spent gambling in various relaxation areas, the bar being his favorite. He gives off quite a professional vibe often being seen in a white suit jacket and white leather gamblers hat covering his slicked back greasy black hair. He is quick with his hands whether its picking a lock, someones pocket or sweeping some young lass off of her feet.

He is one of the more recent residents, only being present for the last year. However to him, its a life of luxury and relaxation, as long as he plays his cards right he plans on remaining in Costa Tira, after all, he is a wanted man on the surface, where the law has a much keener eye and a heavier fist.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: emmet on January 25, 2010, 04:29:59 pm
The whole westerns "thing" doesn't appeal to me. Maybe next time. :)

Yes Tesla, we heard you the first time.  :P

Was replying to;
Just to be sure, you are aware that this "western" takes place about 3,000 feet beneath the Pacific, right? Either way, you're always welcome to play any time. :)

Fool! :P
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on January 25, 2010, 04:30:37 pm
Haha!

*points and laughs with Tesla*
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: martyk on January 25, 2010, 04:49:54 pm
Awwwww.....  :(
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: SerenityGrace on January 25, 2010, 05:38:09 pm
Name: Madison Deslin

Age: 23

Bio: Madison is the only girl with seven brothers. Born in the Louisiana bogs, she seems to be the epitome of a southern bell, but this bell know how to shoot. Not only can she hold her whisky but she can shoot a possum at over two hundred paces, having seven brothers in the Louisiana bogs will do that to a girl.

When she was younger she always dreamed of adventure, so when she heard of the new frontier, of under water mining, she knew she had to go. Most of her life she worked as a waitress in the morning and a bartender at night so it only made sense to start and run her own saloon in Costa Tira. With all the money she had been saving up from working double shifts and a little help from her brothers she was able to own her dream.

She was one of the first to start business in Costa Tira and her saloon is a popular spot to relax after a had days work at the mine. There is food, drinks, and gambling, all these activities are kept in line by Madison herself. She is great at spotting a cheater and carries two revolvers under her skirt at all times. Her brown wavy hair is always down, falling just below her shoulders. While she can hold her own with the boys she still loves being a girl, and almost always is wearing a dress. Her appearance isn't very domineering, standing only at 5'2", but anyone that knows her can verify that her bite is just as bad as her bark.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yossitaru on January 25, 2010, 05:44:25 pm
Name: Daniel Fenin

Age: 42

Bio: Initially hired on by one of Costa Tira's larger shareholders as a mainland inventor, Daniel was meant to find new ways to use neodymium. His lack of success and continual increases in demand for testing material quickly became more and more expensive for his employers. As the R&D expense line continued to grow and eat into the overall profit margin, Daniel's employers eventually found it fit to relocate him to the mining town itself to help find new ways to mine the element. Having only arrived within the last few months, the miners still give him dirty looks as he observes them working away in the mines, and some even doubt a better way could be invented. His efforts thus far has been largely unsuccessful, though not from a lack of trying, but rather the miners harassing him as he makes his way through the mines each day.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Neoadept on January 26, 2010, 01:19:54 pm
*Fires a pistol into the air*

Unlocked!  It's go time!

*Dead pigeon hits the ground*
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: bad Karma on January 26, 2010, 04:32:26 pm
That poor pigeon... you monster...
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 26, 2010, 05:47:25 pm
http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=15391.msg730365#msg730365
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Gorman Conall on January 26, 2010, 06:02:57 pm
Oh wow that is hilarious!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Talkc on February 04, 2010, 04:57:55 pm
Well Zolinn told me about this, and i thought id throw my hat in the ring now that ive read on it and caught up.

Kaneka Yudo
Age: 28
Bio:  A Yakuza thug from Tokyo, he immigrated to America to get away from gambling debts. Looking for work in California, he caught wind of a mining colony under the ocean called Costa Tira. Signing up to be a miner, he was transferred down to the colony, and trained in the use of basic heavy machinery in order to do daily mining. With a schedule of mining 5 days a week, and free weekends, he finds himself often with large amounts of cash, and too much free time. This often leads to trouble, either from losing at card games, or getting into a ruckus with people over things such as language barriers and cultural differences.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on February 05, 2010, 11:53:00 am
I'm getting the hell out of Dodge before this two feet of snow rolls in. I'll be without Internet until Sunday. My apologies to you and yours.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on February 07, 2010, 02:44:05 pm
*comes back and sees two feet of snow covering the lawn*

Bullet dodged! :D
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 15, 2010, 05:55:12 pm
Ok. Careful guys. This is where RPs often fail.

Don't force this action and violence thing. Think of your character's motivations. Do they want to stop these bad guys? Yes. Do they want to die in the attempt? Probably not.

Nobody has fired a shot yet, Do we even need to at this point?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: martyk on February 15, 2010, 06:02:22 pm
I agree.  Tracy isn't going to charge in guns blazing, but he is going to get things under control.  I am however dubious about Gary.  First sign of trouble and he pillages the security office's armory, bootstraps together some silencers, and charges off?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: bad Karma on February 15, 2010, 06:03:51 pm
Who said there would be shots fired?

Carter is the only bad guy who doesn't appear to be an NPC, as far as I'm expecting this will be a standoff.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: martyk on February 15, 2010, 06:13:14 pm
That's not my issue here.  I'm wondering why the mechanic raids the armory and charges off after the officer.  Follow him, maybe.  I can understand that.  But to raid the armory?  While it's on fire?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 15, 2010, 06:14:26 pm
That dog don't hunt monseigneur.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: bad Karma on February 15, 2010, 06:20:05 pm
That's not my issue here.  I'm wondering why the mechanic raids the armory and charges off after the officer.  Follow him, maybe.  I can understand that.  But to raid the armory?  While it's on fire?
There was no mention of a fire. I assumed that the explosion was just made to ruin the computing in the room, and the worst damage to the whole thing was some smoke from a flaming computer... and wouldn't the rules apply to Tracy as well? I mean, if the room was on fire, you wouln'd carry firearms, you'd get out of there.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: martyk on February 15, 2010, 06:22:31 pm
It was on the way out and it's his job.  Gary had to go out of his way, into an armory he doesn't have access to or no the exact location of, inside a burning building.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: bad Karma on February 15, 2010, 06:24:34 pm
Ah. I guess I messed up.

I don't want to edit it because I might make a bigger mess, so an anti-climactic comment about the lack of violence may suffice, no?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: martyk on February 15, 2010, 06:31:29 pm
No, there's still plenty of time to edit it as there are yet to be any posts referencing it.  Perhaps just change it so Gary follows Tracy in order to find out what's going on or something to that effect.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: bad Karma on February 15, 2010, 06:43:32 pm
No, there's still plenty of time to edit it as there are yet to be any posts referencing it.  Perhaps just change it so Gary follows Tracy in order to find out what's going on or something to that effect.
Still taking the first aid kit.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: bad Karma on February 16, 2010, 06:39:10 pm
"You didn't answer Tracy's question." Gary spoke out. He stood up straight and put his thumbs in his belt. "Stealing neodynuim doesn't involve blowing up a security room." He walked past one of the armed men, giving him a quick glance. "Anyone who isn't stupid would know that." He proceeded to walk up to Carter, standing a meter away from him with a smug grin. "My guess is that you are somebody else's goon." He tiled his head to the left. Gary walked out of the room and strolled towards the Security office.

This good?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on February 16, 2010, 07:01:45 pm
Blowing up the security room makes sense. It's the nexus of Costa Tira. Everything can be monitored from there. They've essentially blinded the staff of the facility and Carter has stated that he's spent months learning the ins and outs of the complex.

Don't worry too much about pre-writing stuff. Just try to post as you see if and worse comes to worse you have to edit it.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Doomsday on February 16, 2010, 09:13:28 pm
Assuming I haven't been permanently banned from these things... I may join... I'll try and keep myself understated and unimportant.. incase I do disappear again... I do hate that I do that... but.. well... it happens.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Doomsday on February 17, 2010, 08:19:25 am
Name: Dirk Dirigible
Age: 31

Bio: Dirk Dirigible works as Costa Tira's lead postal worker and is responsible for all incoming mail and freight from the surface. At least officially, but official titles mean very little in this lawless and unregulated frontier. This is especially true for Dirk, who has become the premier information purveyor and, as he would often call it, a "keeper of secrets".

Dirk was once a prominent member within the U.S. Postal service, despite being relatively young he had served as a US Postal Inspector, worked for the office of the USPS Inspector General, and was head of several Post offices. His career was all but broken after criminal charges were brought against him for invasion of privacy, attempted blackmail, attempted extortion, and conspiracy to commit murder. Rather mysteriously, all charges were dropped, and Dirk never faced trial but such things still have a tendency to destroy one's career, normally. Luckily, he was anything but normal and he managed to use his influence to stave off being fired. Instead Dirk settled for a position at the newly constructed Costa Tira, though he didn't have much choice in the matter. He is resentful of his position as he considers it to be a forced retirement, and resentful towards his superiors.

Now, five years into his tenure at Terra Tira and it's outlying station's only postal office, Dirk has his hands in a bit of everything. Most residents see him as only a gossiper and and rumor-mill, but this is only the surface. He is keenly aware of most all major events that occur in Costa Tira, even before they have actually occur and he has close ties to the underground criminal elements that lurk below the radar of the, in his opinion, complacent police force. Having a vast network of information sources, including but not limited to personal messages both sent physically and electronically between the surface and the town. If information is power, than his power on Costa Tira could easily rival that of Doc, Rufus, or Tracy if he so desired. For now though, Dirk is content on dealing from the shadows rather than open interaction with the other forces at play in Tira.

Dirk is about 5'10'', average build, and has straight black hair styled into a form of pompadour. He is handy with firearms, though prefers hand-to-hand combat and is something of a scrapper despite having no formal training in fighting.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 17, 2010, 11:04:31 am
Has the security room been on fire for hours or did some people just miss the implied time shift there?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: martyk on February 17, 2010, 12:35:24 pm
I'm assuming that it was on fire for maybe 15 minutes or so before fire containment systems put it out.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Doomsday on February 18, 2010, 05:18:24 pm
Oi.. I know that is a monster of a post. Sorry, but I had to get my character up to speed on the major events, and I just couldn't help myself from making a little splash at the meeting.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Doomsday on February 19, 2010, 02:39:28 pm
Come on Yossi. You character isn't interested or concerned by that shotgun blast? >.> If you want to avoid the action you can at least acknowledge the shotgun blast as the reason you're not going in there.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yossitaru on February 19, 2010, 02:55:07 pm
Mm, yes, the shotgun, I had forgotten about that. And yes, it is a better reason.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Gorman Conall on March 06, 2010, 11:33:49 pm
My absence is not excusable but I apologize anyway.

I am back and I will also be taking over Serenity's character Madison for her. Lets do this fellas!
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Doomsday on March 07, 2010, 12:15:11 pm
Finally. >.> I was getting impatient and was going to post again.. I was just trying to let someone else get in first so it wouldn't always be the same 3-4 people talking/doing stuff.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on March 07, 2010, 11:13:13 pm
In Sealab, Murphy stays pinned under the soda machine for the whole episode, Neo. :P
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Yossitaru on March 07, 2010, 11:29:58 pm
But he did get a delightful scorpion friend...
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Doomsday on March 14, 2010, 03:43:38 pm
So is it okay to ignore the events that happened in the office for now? I mean... everyone sort of walked out without deciding anything.. and well.. the Bar is just too crowded a place  at the moment. Ahh well.. I'll do what I do.. just posting here to sort my thoughts for a moment.

So.. three people playing Poker without knowing what cards they actually have. That should be interesting.. if only for the bluffs and feints. >.>

Ignore me... my mind is broken today I think.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: bad Karma on March 25, 2010, 02:07:38 pm
So is it okay to ignore the events that happened in the office for now? I mean... everyone sort of walked out without deciding anything.. and well.. the Bar is just too crowded a place  at the moment. Ahh well.. I'll do what I do.. just posting here to sort my thoughts for a moment.

This was my fault.

I think I should just have Gary die...
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Gnoll on March 25, 2010, 02:09:53 pm
WARNING NOOB QUESTION INCOMING

I gotta ask, what is all this?
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 25, 2010, 02:15:15 pm
Um, hur, gee. If only there were some way to convey the specifics of a thread in the first post of that thread.

OH WAIT.

Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on March 25, 2010, 08:01:09 pm
WARNING NOOB QUESTION INCOMING

I gotta ask, what is all this?

Click the links in my signature to find out the general concept. Go to the first post to find out the specialized information for this particular game.
Title: Re: The Grand RP OOC
Post by: PatMan33 on May 12, 2014, 08:42:09 pm
Truthfully I thought this iteration of The Grand RP (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=13778.0) was really good. Everyone seemed to have a good time with it, even despite some mistakes. This is a good example of us working well. It was a give and a take and we were able to go with things more easily than we would in years to follow.

What did you guys think of this one?