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The TestDrive RP OOC (Post Characters and Comments here)
« on: October 10, 2009, 01:21:39 pm »
The RP itself is here.

As I posted in the RP Planning Thread, I feel we need a thread for both newbies and vets to try out new characters and hone their RPing skills. The goal here is to create a place that will allow any character to exist, from mage, to half-alien hybrids, to your Spore Creature, to Joe Average. Thus, plot will be minimal, and the story, if any, will be driven by character interaction. Though there are no official "villains", your character doesn't have to play nice. The more "heroic" characters will likely try to thwart you if you try to make everyone miserable, though, so be warned! :)

Basically, this RP is for you if you...

a) Are relatively new to RPing and want to practice or prove your skill.
b) Have a new character you want to play as a bit before you enter him/her in a more "serious" RP
c) Just want to have some RPing fun without having to slot your character into a certain "ruleset" (steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, spore, etc.) or read a bunch of backstory.

NOTE: This thread also services the Spore RP section. Spore races are allowed, but only as long as they have a thread in the Spore Creation Corner.

Now, on to the rules:

Characters: You can have any character you want in this RP, including Non-humans (cats, dragons, spore races, etc). Just make sure they are able to communicate with the others.

Rules: In general, refer to the General Guidelines for Role Playing at Gaming Steve. Other than that, you can post multiple characters, but you can only play as one, maybe two at a time. When you are ready to switch characters, please don't leave them hanging. Some suggestions include: passing him/her off onto another player, making him/her a minor character that anyone can control (like a shopkeeper or a guard), killing him/her, or having him/her leave the town.

Setting: Planet Earth, a small town, time period unknown. Strange portals have been opening nearby, rips in the fabric of reality. Occasionally, an intelligent being will be ejected. Sometimes, they remember comming through, sometimes they don't... Either way, the portals and newcomers have scared off the original inhabitants, leaving the town deserted. You are one of these newcomers. Will you try to escape back through the portals? Band together with the others? Or maybe try to rule them all?

Character sheet:

Name: Your character's name. If he/she has a nickname or alias, put them here as well.
Age: Your character's age. If he/she happens to look much older/younger than they actually are, make a note here.
Species: If your character isn't human, please use this section to say what they are.
Bio: Anything important about your character. Post backstory, personality, or anything else you want the other players to know here.
Abilities: List and explain the skills/powers of your character. For any character that isn't perfectly human, such as a superhero, mutant, or a wizard. If your character has no abilities, you can either put "none" or omit the section all together.



Character list:

Active Characters:
Darth Grievi: Jaden Talbot
Pie: Tevir Arvornei (a Zorikanian (Guard))
Detoxicated: Schnippendip Loopalope
Badger Man 22: Fenrir (With minions)
Neoadept: Augustus Waverly (native to timeline)
Gorman Cornall: Cain
SerenityGrace: Gabriella Glimermont
Snork: Drara Mak'rala (a Traeponis)

Minor Characters: (You can mention the actions of these)
Kenotai: Xure (a Vykusi)
Guilmon: Featherdream (A.K.A "Fluffy")

Inactive/Unplayed Characters: (Do not mention these)
Tesla: Oscar Foxtrot



The story so far...

The first few characters find themselves in an abandoned town, initially alone and confused. As they explore, they gradually group together to try to figure out why they are here. Many remember what they were doing prior to their teleportation, but a few draw blanks about the event. Some suspect that they were hand-picked, brought here for a reason. They're quite the eclectic group, but they decide to band together for now, which is fortunate, because not all of the town's new inhabitants feel like playing nice...

Besides the main group, two other beings have entered the town. One is an agent native to this timeline, Waverly, and the other is a demon-like being who calls himself Derav (realy by the name of Fenrir). Just as the Newcomers have started to organize themselves and plan for survival, they encounter Derav. He demands that they bow to him, but only a few comply. This is when the agent, Waverly, finally shows himself, dealing with the entity with an air of experience. A skirmish seems inevitable, but Derav dissappears in a column of flame, leaving the Newcomers in peace for now...

Having some time to themselves, the group begins to plan for the night. While Waverly and Schnippendip investigate the house Derav had appeared in, a small group led by Jaden decides to search for a place to sleep for the night. They think they've found it in a two-story house, but soon discover it is a trap laid by Derav. While Jaden and Cain fight off the ambushing zombie hoard, Drara comes to assist. They try their best to help defend the others trapped inside the house...
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Re: The TestDrive RP OOC (Post Characters and Comments here)
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2009, 01:40:40 pm »
This is a good idea! I just have no idea what to use...since most of the time I do cat RP's, I'm just going to use a cat...with a secret.

NAME:Featherdream, called Fluffy by her old owners.
AGE:About 8 moons(Months)
BIO/ABILITIES: A seemingly average silver Somali kitten with blue eyes, partially color blind. She has long fur, dark gray markings on her back, face, and tail. Loves the water and the moon, often seen at night. She has no clue how she got her abilities and just roles with the flow. Is very aggressive or shy, as she was hunted in thought of being cursed. She seems to be emotionless at first, but then will change. She often states out random things, such as poems, then unaware she had even spoken. She is smaller than a usual cat, but not kitten sized. She keeps to herself and isn't the most normal person in the world. She often travels in a cloak when in crowded areas and when trying to disguise herself as a person.Usually stands on her hind legs, a real life personification. She can swim quite well and can talk, her voice melodic. She has the skills of any other cat but also some human abilities. She had a special loathe in her heart for random things and will often attack.((You'll find more about her as the story goes along.))
PIC(Just because I don't want to go through trying to make sure everyone knows exactly what she looks like.=3)
« Last Edit: October 10, 2009, 05:16:13 pm by Guilmon »
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Re: The TestDrive RP OOC (Post Characters and Comments here)
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2009, 01:50:07 pm »
Name: Oscar Foxtrot
Age: 30
Bio: In the year 2670, a method of sending, receiving and recording information through time was created. After some preliminary testing, it was decided to attempt to record information about the big bang and the seconds afterward. However it proved too difficult to receive information from before a certain time for a mysterious reason. Some kind of static was messing up any chance of receiving signals.
     This strange phenomenon sparked the curiosity of the researches of the lab. Research into the static eventually revealed it's nature, as some kind of weak point in space-time. It was obvious that research would have to be halted until they could somehow get around the curious static.
     52 years later a method of "slingshotting" a capsule about the size of a coffin was devised. It would be one way and could not be repeated, as the slingshot could only be sent to the moment of the portal's creation in the past. Obviously, a second slingshot would end up occupying the same space as the first.
    Oscar Foxtrot was an AI created specifically for the mission of research into the nature of the portals. It's objectives are to send information back to 2722, and possibly close the portals.
   Oscar appears as a wholly unremarkable man, with no clear memorable physiological traits. Underneath his skin he is a seamless humanoid, coated in a smooth shiny metal.
Abilities:
Robot: Being a robot, Oscar is far more durable than a human, with a photographic memory and an analytical mind.

Technology: Oscar is armed with technology specifically devised to make it's mission easer, but not to interrupt with the flow of time. Non-lethal weaponry, a confusion gun and a host of research tools.
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Re: The TestDrive RP OOC (Post Characters and Comments here)
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2009, 01:54:27 pm »
@Guilmon: So... basically like a mystical puss in boots?

@Tesla: Interesting!

Both of you have been added. My character's comming soon.

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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2009, 01:55:58 pm »
lol...I don't know...think Puss in Boots minus the boots and add a little bit of insanity and brain damage. X3
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2009, 02:26:27 pm »
Name: Jaden Talbot (formerly Edgar Talbot)
Age: Unknown, but self-aware for 5 years (looks about middle-aged)
Bio: Due to the highly unlikely string of events leading to his "birth", many suspect that it was pre-planned, likely a deal between a biotech company and Edgar Talbot's wife. No proof has been uncovered though... Somehow, a sample of a parasitic, slime-mold-like organism was able to find its way into Edgar's coffin, whether through a crack or by being purposefully injected. The organism consumed him on a cellular level, replacing his cells with its own. The organism took on his form, and more importantly, his brain structure. While true memories were long gone, the new being inherited his grasp of language, abstract concepts, and the basic functioning of this new body. Its first emotion was panic as it realized it was having difficulty breathing now that it had used up most of the air in the casket. It promptly clawed its way to the surface, and was witnessed by several pedestrians breaking through. Having nearly caused a zombie mass hysteria, the new being, ID'd as Edgar Talbot, was taken to the local hospital for testing.

The Talbot family was called in to confirm the ID, and they did just that. They were joyful at first, but grew increasingly worried when "Edgar" seemed totally unable to recall who they were. The tests that came back then told them that this being wasn't even human, much less their relative. Confused and upset by the family's anguish over loosing Edgar a second time, the new being changed his name, to prevent any further complications.

Several years later, Jaden has lost much of his resemblance to his "father". For one, his facial features have smoothed and become more generalized, now that he has also taken the DNA of several other people. Secondly, since he has not consumed a human in some time, his cells are much truer to his origin: his skin, eyes, and hair (what little is left) are an iridescent black-violet, much like the original sample of parasite. Also because of this, he is slowly loosing fine control over his form, now that the human body plan is slowly being "forgotten"... He tries to interact with humans, but often has difficulty due to his appearance. Because of this, he has become something of a loner.

Abilities:
Resistance: Because his cells are not human and easily mutable, he is able to heal from most injuries. He is also more resistant to damage from blunt forces, such as falling.
Consumption: Due to his nature as a parasite, he is able to directly convert any cells into more of his own. This can be used to kill, heal himself, increase mass, or as fuel.
Fluid Lifeform: Though he must keep his brain intact, he is able to change his form, such as to flow through small spaces, slide under doors, and glide short distances. Though he is technically capable of taking the form of another person, he has not tested this ability.

((Any and all similarities to a certain Alex Mercer are cooincidental, I swear! :D))

EDIT: Because I've noticed that he's slightly overpowered, I'll post up his weaknesses

Weaknesses
Headshot: While he is able to heal from just about any other injury, the one part of his body he can not repair is his brain. An accurate marksman can take him down as easily as any other human target if he's caught unaware. Note that the parasite itself will not die, just the intelligent being of Jaden Talbot. If one was so inclined, one could create another, similar being much the same way as the original was "born".
Ultraviolet Radiation: For unknown reasons, the parasite that composes Jaden's body is unusually susceptible to UV rays. The levels in normal sunlight are not particularly dangerous, just causing a gradual, painless die-off of surface cells (easily repaired by a good "meal"). However, as levels increase, his reaction does so exponentially. Low-level sources such as black-lights and certain types of electrical lights will cause general discomfort and can completely kill him over the course of about a week of constant exposure. High-level sources such as tanning beds and other specialised lights cause intense pain and will kill him in anywhere from a few moments to several hours, depending on intensity.
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Re: The TestDrive RP OOC (Post Characters and Comments here)
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2009, 05:06:10 pm »
All right! The RP will officially start once we have a total of five characters (or one week from today, whichever comes first).

Remember though, you can enter at any time, so don't be afraid to start late!

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Re: The TestDrive RP OOC (Post Characters and Comments here)
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2009, 05:07:44 pm »
If we can have a cat, can we have a spore creature?
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2009, 05:09:47 pm »
Yeah, it seems fair. This thread can also cater to those planning on spending most of their time in the Spore RP section, rather than having one for each board. I'll add that to the OP.

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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2009, 05:33:35 pm »
Name:Xure (pron: ZUR)
Age:20 Vykusi, 17 Earth
Species:Vykusi, F
Bio:To escape the Agents of Wi whilst they were razing Vyku, she and her finding mother fled to Beyon.  Several years later, a rogue Supara vessel had crashed into the city near here home, causing its reactor to go critical.  The explosion made everything go all white around her, but she did not die.  Shapes formed around her, and twisted into the familiar shapes of the Before Time's Wormhole.  While it was going on, she dropped to her knees, and prayed to Om to protect her.  All of a sudden, the twisted shapes elongated into a blink, and she was standing in a field of green grass and some derelict buildings.  At first she thought that a weird time dilation happened, and that she was on a past version Beyon.  She discarded that theory, as the Wormhole did not effect time.  Vyku was her next theory, but the architecture was wrong.  She was bewildered, and then the wormhole's effects caught up with her, and she fainted.
Abilities:Swimming, Confusing Appearance, Small Size (Meter tall from feet to top of the "head"), Personal Super Computer (Standard Issue), Heat Sense (Stalks on the head)
Detractions:Needs Moisture, Completely Tonal Language (only a problem if the PSC is lost), People fear her appearance, Akward Body
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« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2009, 05:40:30 pm »
This is going to be fun... *evil laugh*

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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2009, 05:44:39 pm »
Indeed.
Also, could you link my username in the OP to go to the Vykusi thread?
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« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2009, 05:47:05 pm »
Link added.

One more player, and we can start!

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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2009, 07:35:32 pm »
Name: Tevir Arvornei
Age: 18 Earth years (26 Zorikanian years, but he looks 16)
Species: Zorikanian Guardian Strain
Bio: On a routine Zorikanian Air Patrol mission in the skies above Voraisi, the Zorikanian homeworld, Tevir's DNT-34 atmospheric fighter suddenly went crazy. The instruments went crazy, the plane started rolling, and then, a purple-ish rip-like hole appeared in front of Tevir, and he tried to maneuver away, but the controls were unresponsive. Tevir flew straight into the rip, and his fighter crashed into an odd building. He used his training to identify the planet he was on, but this planet was like no other.....
Abilities: Identification Training (Can identify any GS galaxy species currently known) Hand to Hand fighting, Driving a vehicle, flying an air vehicle.



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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2009, 07:40:42 pm »
Great! Added, and we'll start tomorrow. :)