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TannTalas
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Ok an Idea for you Boss

Olan the nature of this game you want to run sounds a lot like as Brianna method earlier Twilight 2000.
On the cover of the rule book it states “Role-playing in the Devastation of WW III” How about that as a starting point for your game. Make the players survivors of a few different units and nations that way you get the mix of character types I think your looking for as far as the party is concerned. Base it in Europe that way the players can have the option of being American, German, French, British, and even Russian military or one of the many NATO/Old Communist Block Nations. Have them all thrown together due to the aftermath of thier units destruction because of the fighting and the results of limited Nuclear weapons use. The need to survive in a post WW III Europe with no leaders or viable countries, from other marauding groups and gangs and from soldiers once allied but now turned enemy has brought them together.

As far as character concepts go here’s mine I will be the Heavy Weapons guy carrying an M249 SAW, a 9mm Sig Saur 226 in a shoulder holster, an MPK 9mm sub gun on his back. Two Gerber boot knives in boot sheaths and a honking big Kabar fighting knife at his hip. Like my Gladiator in Alacrity's game I will stand like ARRNOLD!! Also this time I want to be the Sarge and not the LT.


Posted on 2007-08-15 at 08:53:32.

Vanadia
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Anyone watch NCIS?

I'd be keen to play an "Abby" type of character: non-conformist, goth geek who's tolerated by the military because she's tops at what she does: languages, both human and machine, which means she's on the intel side, not the guns and big muscles side.


Posted on 2007-08-15 at 11:38:32.

t_catt11
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wow...

Great responses, all!

Thanks for the suggestions for setting and such. However, I pretty much have that - my plot and all is fairly dependant upon it.

After a bit of musing, I have decided that we'll stick with one branch of service: all personnel will be US Army Rangers. As such, you will all be highly qualified in both hand to hand and ranged combat - you have to be to earn the Ranger tab. Of course, you may bring special skills to the table beyond simply killing enemies. You are the best of the best.

The year will be 2025. There have been some noticeable political shifts around the globe, and the United States has been involved in quite a few comflicts, but there has been no apocalypse, no WWIII.

We'll get into details once we start the game itself, but the high level plot of the mission is this: a scientific station in Antartica of significant US military interest made some strange communications before falling completely silent. The mission will be for the ranger team to investigate what has happened to the station, and to contact the lead scientist onsite, if possible. If not, the team is to recover as much intel as possible as to what has happened to the station - and more importantly, to the project that was being conducted there. Finally, any materials related to the project should also be recovered, if possible.

I will be using the d20 modern system as a base for what happens, but I do not expect you guys to worry about stats and the like - I'm handling that. I may ask you some questions to help fill out some stuff for me, but that's it. Note that I said "as a base" - I'll be handing out some extra feats and such to allow you to do your jobs.

More to come...



Posted on 2007-08-15 at 14:13:26.
Edited on 2007-08-15 at 15:31:09 by t_catt11

Grugg
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Man

Im psyched about this. Im actually hopping up and down.


I apparently want to shoot something very much.


Posted on 2007-08-15 at 15:17:35.

t_catt11
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what I need...

On the one hand, this will be, quite honestly, a modernized version of a dungeon crawl. On the other, this will be (hopefully) a fun RP experience, and one that will include some good writing. No, you don't have to be a novelist, but I will be looking for characters with some personality, and posts with at least a couple of short paragraphs in them.

This squad will be a handpicked, super-elite unit. That being said, superman is not a member. We'll pick skills based off of a fair system - you can't be an expert at everything!

It is assumed that everyone will be capable of handling typical firearms - both pistols and assault rifles. Furthermore, everyone will have the equivalent of the combat martial arts feat - in battle, you can deal lethal damage unarmed. Finally, the rangers are a force deisgned to be elite light reconnisance - so everyone will have training at survival and stealth, as well.

Beyond that, we'll add in the ability to specialize a bit. If you are taking the scientist role, you simply won't be quite as good in battle as someone who has focused on it. If you are a demo expert or heavy weapons speacialist, again, you won't be quite as good slinging a rifle as someone who hasn't branched out like you. Ditto on the medic.

Hmm, let me digress for a moment. I have tossed the term "squad" around - in correct nomenclature, this will actually be a "team". Normally, a squad is 10-12 members split into two teams, plus a squad leader. Now, back to the show!

These are the slots we have available. I will update as they are filled!
Edit: as of right now, I have accepted four submissions. I do not need another sniper, martial arts specialist, or computer tech at this time. I do seriously need a medic!
  • Team Leader: 1st or 2nd lieutenant.
  • Scientist: Warrant officer - you would technically outrank everyone but the team leader, but would be outside the chain of command. I will consider a civilian for this slot, but for the survivability of the team, another gun-toter is probably best.
  • Team Sergeant: Staff Sergeant. In a standard squad, this individual would actually be the squad leader, with two teams under their command. However, for this mission, the brass wants an officer along.
  • Grenadier: enlisted rank. This individual will function as a typical rifleman, except that they will carry the M413 grenade launcher mounted on their rifle for additional firepower.
  • Rifleman: enlisted rank
  • Rifleman: enlisted rank

You may pick ONE specialty for your character. If you are going for the scientist, medic, or leader slot, you guessed it - your speciality is taken (though as GM, I reserve the right to allow the squad leader and/or sergeant to hold one additional speciality due to their experience).

Specialities include: demolitions, heavy weapons, martial arts, tech, science, medic, tactics (leader), sniper, rifle, pistol. If I've missed one, lemme know.

If you are interested in playing, a post here to that effect is fine and dandy, but I want the body of your submission to be PMed to me.

I need the following:
Name
Gender
Age (though this can and will be adjusted to reflect your rank)
Height
Weight
Hometown
Appearance
Background/personality

No, you don't have to give me a novel. But I really would like a couple of paragraphs so that I can have an idea of what your character is all about!

You may request a rank, but please don't make that the end all point of your submission. The lowliest rifleman in the group will still be an expert at something critical to the team's success. I reserve the right to hand out spots to those who I feel are the best fit, not simply those who ask first. Sorry, but I have been involved in games where rank was used to the detriment of the game (note that I said GAMES, not GAME, for those who might think I'm singling them out), and so I will be picky on this. You may ask for the looey spot, but still make an excellent grenadier, for instance.

We'll get to equipment AFTER we start getting characters in the team.

Okay, whew. Any questions, ask!





Posted on 2007-08-15 at 15:58:37.
Edited on 2007-08-16 at 16:58:43 by t_catt11

GreyGrey
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LV-426?

You mean my player-death game?

Hmm - that would have been fun - if it had come to fruition. Yanamari playing the evil android in the end who was going to backstab all the "space marines".

Ah, well, a game is only as good as so long as the players POST!


Posted on 2007-08-15 at 16:36:42.

Grugg
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Character

Character submitted oh Olan-One.


Sounds like Hole in One...hmm...


Posted on 2007-08-15 at 16:40:19.

YeOlde
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Character submitted

I have PMed you my character idea.. let me know what you think.

Grugg.. hmm let me guess.. Heavy weapons guy right?


Posted on 2007-08-15 at 16:45:48.

Grugg
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I was debating it

But nope! Sniper for me!

Why does everyone keep thinking all I do is smash things?

Oh...nvm I figured it out.


Posted on 2007-08-15 at 16:47:25.

Vanadia
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Expect a PM this evening

Just supposed to be working now, not hanging out here


Posted on 2007-08-15 at 16:51:41.

t_catt11
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pish tosh

Of course you are supposed to be here!


Posted on 2007-08-15 at 16:55:59.

Vanadia
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Huh?

I thought charries were supposed to be sent to Olan via Private Message?


Posted on 2007-08-15 at 17:17:39.

t_catt11
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you are correct...

Read the directions, children.


Posted on 2007-08-15 at 17:20:19.

Grugg
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WOOOOOOOOO

GRUGG READ DIRECTIONS! GRUGG DONE GOOD!!!


...children...does this mean...


...DADDY!


Posted on 2007-08-15 at 17:30:29.

t_catt11
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bleh

NOT your daddy.

Nice number of submissions so far!


Posted on 2007-08-15 at 19:37:42.

   


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