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Re: Volunteers of America: OCC and Planning
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2009, 08:09:57 pm »
By developing the players personalities and ticks and things. For example, some could have problems with authority and some others wouldn't follow orders at all. If anything differences in rank would help to build up conflict between the RP characters.
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Re: Volunteers of America: OCC and Planning
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2009, 08:26:05 pm »
They might have their problems with those higher ranking than them, but they're not allowed to voice their opinions. Those who don't follow orders are either killed or thrown out of the military. Anyway, I'll make my guy soon.
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Re: Volunteers of America: OCC and Planning
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2009, 08:58:29 pm »
True, but then again were not dealing with your average military situation. This is going to be one boat and a couple of guys in the middle of enemy territory. Tensions are going to run high and things are going to get really FUBAR.
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Re: Volunteers of America: OCC and Planning
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2009, 09:01:30 pm »
Name: Brian Westbane

Age: 18

Rank: Private

Role: Squad Designated Marksman (Essentially a sniper)

Bio: Brian spent much on his life far from civilization. His family mostly cared for themselves, living deep in the wilderness with a number of other families. Here, he honed his skills at tracking and hunting animals for food, along with many other survival skills. From an early age, he knew how to fire a rifle at long range, and had a great deal of patience. One of the defining points in his life was when he had to kill a grizzly in practically a split second before it could maul and kill his helpless father. After news of this spread, an Army recruiter caught wind of Brian's skill, and dogged Brian for months, trying to convince him to join the Army. Eventually, Brian gave in, figuring it would take him to places far different than his home, plus the fact the Army could provide a very good career option, something lacking in his wilderness home. He passed all his training with flying colors, and was immediately shipped off to Africa to provide his skills for the mission.

Skills:
Tracking: Years of experience tracking and hunting animals has enabled Brian to track practically anything that moves along the ground.

Advanced Marksman: Brian is practically a crackshot with his scoped rifle, and very rarely misses his target. He almost enjoys the thrill of gunning things down.

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Re: Volunteers of America: OCC and Planning
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2009, 09:50:42 pm »
Name: Ian Kelling

Age: 23

Rank: Master Specialist

Role: Engineer

Bio: Ian lived a simple, average childhood.   What set him apart from the rest was his brain.  He had a knack for figuring out what made things tick.  By age 10 he was singlehandedly designing, building and winning races with homemade soapbox cars.  At age 15 he put together a car for real.  At age 18 he was out of high school with scholarships comming out of every orifice.  Contrary to many people's expectations, he decided against college and instead joined up with the military.  He had hoped for a straightforward position on the homefront, working with some of the most advanced technology in the world.  Things went swimmingly, until the war.  Suddenly uprooted from his comfortable posting and shipped off to an exploding, commie-filled hellhole, Ian wasn't thrilled.  This is not what he had signed up for.

Skills/Traits:
Knack for tinkering: An undoubtedly brilliant engineer if something is broken, he can fix it.  If it's locked, he can open it.  If it's shooting at him, he can find a way to shut it down.  Unfortunately his combat skills don't quite reach the same high grade.

Split second quick fix: Years of applied science have given Ian an important edge in battle.  With his great knowledge of how things worked and interacted, he could forage up and use various materials to solve countless problems, a skill that could be referred to in later years as MacGyverism.  Be it barricades, traps, alarms or explosives, Ian is a veritable swiss-army knife.

Excellent Sence of Self-Preservation:
Ian didn't sign up for being on the front-lines and if it were not for the threat of being imprisoned for desertion he'd be out of there already.  That said, when push comes to shove, he takes priority.  He's not there for glory, or to stop communisim, or to liberate the people.  He's there because he has to be and when it comes down to it, if one person in that whole damn country is gonna survive the war, he's gonna make sure it's him.
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Re: Volunteers of America: OCC and Planning
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2009, 09:56:50 pm »
Name: Curtis Brady
Age: 26
Rank: Specialist
Role: Demolition
Bio: Curtis had always had a thing with fire. Wether it was a flaming debate about being able to stay out past curfew, or the clay-bomb he dropped in the high school toilets, it always had flames. Curtis was never one to mix with the cold forces of authority, growing up in an inner city ghetto where the streets openly rebelled with outpourings of the equal rights movement. Curtis had joined up with 'the wrong' crowd in high school, his elementary and junior high years a mad blur of trying to keep his head above the murky academic waters. He forsook education entirely, scraping by with a C- in most courses. Skipping was constant, his friends and him smoking pot in the washrooms, leaving a thick clump of fireworks in the toilet, and then going to the store to buy cigarettes.

After one of his closest friends was murdered for his unpaid drug debts in his senior year, Curtis cleaned up his act, taking Shop Class. Mechanics came naturally to him, almost as naturally as explosives. His senior year project was restoring multiple cars, and he did all of them with an uncanny amount of skill and pride. After graduating, he decided to forsake a career as an engineer. His mother and father were fighting constantly, and his little brother was getting into drugs. Curtis decided the best career option for him would be the Army. What better place to avoid your family then a foreign country?

After seeing action in Laos and the Dominican Republic, Curtis had been noted and promoted for his pyrotechnic gifts, as well as his engineering skill. Not afraid to stand up for what he believes is right, he intends to do his duty and try to help the burdened civilians of Altomesa escape from the menace of Communism.

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Pyro
Curtis has a special gift with lighting things on fire, and the methods used to ignite the fires. He has a affinity with explosives.

Mechanic
Curtis has a natural ability with engineering, and the way things work just seem to come to him naturally.

Pothead
Curtis doesn't mind a joint or two occasionally...

Righteous
Is willing to do what he believes is right, even if it means he disobeys orders.
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The best person ever.  She should have won the Peace Prize.

What? No full control over children? You do realize that some of us have particular plans for those children.

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Re: Volunteers of America: OCC and Planning
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2009, 09:59:51 pm »
Adam West.

Hah, seriously? You know Adam West from Family Guy, right little...?

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Re: Volunteers of America: OCC and Planning
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2009, 10:04:24 pm »
He's also the guy who plays Batman.  The Adam West in Family Guy is actually played by Adam West.
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Re: Volunteers of America: OCC and Planning
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2009, 10:05:14 pm »


I prefer James Woods. It's so nice to walk through there.

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Re: Volunteers of America: OCC and Planning
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2009, 10:06:46 pm »
Everytime Little's character will speak, I will hear Adam West's voice...

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Re: Volunteers of America: OCC and Planning
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2009, 10:08:45 pm »
God forbid his alter ego, Adam We, surfaces... then we're all doomed.

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Re: Volunteers of America: OCC and Planning
« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2009, 10:26:03 pm »
Frankly, I don't see Adam West playing a marine. I keep imagining him flying over Vietnam in the batplane.
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Re: Volunteers of America: OCC and Planning
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2009, 10:29:23 pm »
I know a kid named Adam West at school, that's where I got it from.

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Re: Volunteers of America: OCC and Planning
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2009, 10:32:46 pm »
Is said kid repeatedly laughed at?

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Re: Volunteers of America: OCC and Planning
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2009, 10:51:31 pm »
No.
The best person ever.  She should have won the Peace Prize.

What? No full control over children? You do realize that some of us have particular plans for those children.