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Scorched Earth: Smoking Gun [OOC]
« on: February 28, 2015, 04:37:46 AM »
Rules and Misc. Boring Shit
Mkay, just setting the record straight for something I think I have finally found the patience to continue for a long while, thanks to the mystical magic of Ritalin!
 
1. So, first of all, of course, don't be a dick, jerk, meanie, whatever, don't be annoying in any way that isn't just RP.
 
2. What the GM, or me, says, goes. If I made a mistake or something seems LEGIT bullshit, go ahead and PM me, but don't crowd up the OOC or IC with complaints such as 'But I wanted that gun, and he took it!' or something of the like. This also includes changing up established facts about a character or their backstory, when it's not your own.
 
3. Respect the decisions and actions of other players. Don't try to cancel out what they say or do in your own action, or you'll get a 'rocks fall, you die'-esque ending.
 
4. No godmoding, and I hope to heaven above this is already established. Just.....NO.


The World (and Your Little Slice of Hell!)
Whelp, once upon a time, it was a happy happy world of happy happy people going about their happy happy business and all sorts of other happy happy things. Until the magic of GLOBAL WARMING swept over everything, and, of course, the thermonuclear devices that probably contributed to a fair bit of ending the happy happiness of the former world.
 
Now, however, it's a bit of a different world. Thanks to the increased heat, leftover radiation, and the whole pile of new hostile life forms and diseases brought on by the whole apocalypse thing, humanity is around 75% less numerous than it used to be. The landscape of earth is basically identical now, enormous expanses of desert, broken up by the occasional savannah, and maybe a few hills. Or, as people call them, 'bumpy deserts.'
 
Civilization is on its last leg, composing mostly of nomads, scrubland farmers, and bikers, with the occasional trading outpost or guarded opium den here and there. The people are hardy, resistant to change, and overall a whole lot less pleasant than people used to be. Guns, ammo, gasoline, and water are hard things to come by, and it's not uncommon to see a few mutations here and there.


Player Stuff
Okay then, pretty simple. Damage? Well, knucklehead, that's probably gonna depend on what's hitting you and where it's hitting you. If LevelOneThug McScrub glances you in the shin with a pipe, you're not exactly gonna die, especially if you've actually got something on. If BadassBikerMan McTrickshot puts a .44 through your chest, well, you are, for all intents and purposes, pretty fucked, medicine in this world is a little hard to come by.

Food? Water? Sleep? Mostly RP related things, I guess. I mean, you're not skating by for three weeks without scarfing down a few squirrels, some water, and a good night's rest here and there, but it won't really have many gameplay affects until you've gone two or three days without one of these.

Gear should be okay starting off. Not too good, not too bad. Melee stuff, an improvised/antique gun or two, maybe some okay armor, and then the little tidbits of extra stuff. You're not gonna have a CX4 Storm shoved in your pocket, or a LAW slung across your back, or a crate of frag grenades dragging behind your orphaned drifter of a character.

Mutations are indeed allowed starting off. Not major, major ones, but still some. You could have claws, sharp teeth, crazy perceptive eyes, hell, maybe an extra arm. You're not gonna have tentacles for legs or anything, however. Stranger things can be found later.


The People! (And Why You Shouldn't Trust Them!)

People in this world aren't how they used to come. If someone's walking along the desert road, a rifle slung over their back and their rucksack full of chopped liver of some random monster, they're probably not the nicest guy around. Hell, not many nice guys around, period. Most people in this will lie, cheat, steal, and kill to get what they want or live another day, morality doesn't mean much in this world.

Factions and groupings are rather common. Strength in numbers, right? Well, each group, once they get large enough, will probably start having goals larger than eat and drink so you live another day. They could try and unite other groups, bring aid to those in the wastes, or have darker motives, like wiping out all mutants or pure humans, to enslaving those not within their ranks for use in food production and breeding.


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Name:
Gender:
Appearance: (Include age, and any quirky features/mutations)
Mutations: (Optional)
Personality:
Character Traits: (Two positive, one negative. Extra negative is optional, but no more positives.)
Skills: (Three, and only three)
Weapons: (As I said, usually melee, maybe a very old or improvised gun)
Armor/Clothing: (Usually heavy, protective stuff to both keep the heat away and protect from attacks, or light and unrestrictive stuff to also assist with the heat while allowing quick movement)
General Character Idea: (Well, what're they gonna be like? How have their experiences affected the character? Basically, the backstory and such, but how it'll affect gameplay and mannerisms.)


Yeah, alrighty, trying something out again. I'm hoping for this to live an okay amount of time. Basically, I want the feel of Fallout, mixed with the over-the-topness of the Highway, the brutality and unforgivingness of Mad Max, and hell, the ruined, new-world feels of Lorknis' thang, Dust. The players probably won't know each other when it starts off, but I'm buffing out most of the details for the time being.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2015, 11:54:17 PM by Forrest »
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Re: Scorched Earth: Smoking Gun [OOC]
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2015, 05:14:52 AM »
Name: Malcom
Gender: M
Appearance: Tall, strong looking, medium sized beard, scruffy hair, a tattoo of a large circle on his left cheek. Green eyes, black hair. Long nose. Pale skin
Mutations: Increased muscle density, extra pigment in the hair, less in the skin, and improve cardiovascular system
Personality: Nice, cultured, quite violent, quick temper.
Character Traits: Strong, greater endurance, burns easier
Skills: Shield usage, heavy armor usage, metalworking
Weapons: Two large, heavy, home made great shields made, of metal and played in Kevlar. Named Righty and Lefty.
Armor/Clothing: Home made heavy plate armor (only worn in battle), a lighter set of mail for travel, and a long, white robe and hood to cover up in and deflect heat.
General Character Idea: A nice guy who crushes his enemies with large shields, knows a craft. Was a smith in the SCA pre fuck up, made armor for fellows and fought heavy. After, holed up with some other members, only one not to die from the radiation, mutated, and just started roaming around, crushing head and making horse shoes for whoever payed.
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Re: Scorched Earth: Smoking Gun [OOC]
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2015, 06:21:53 AM »
Name: Jolie Hearts
Gender: Female
Appearance: Nimble, but stiff figure. Tanned and battered from the hard life so far, short cut brown hair fails to cover up the scars on her face from prior engagements. Her eyes, grey as stormy clouds. Over her mouth is a purple white, smudged, stained bandanna that fits right in with the rest of her outfit. White. White to keep the sun off just a little longer.

Character Traits: Intimidating & Headstrong | Unsociable
Skills: Sneak | Scavenge | Firearms

Weapons: Pipe Rifle 1x Shot (9 Rounds of 9mm) | Used, Bloody Machete
Armor/Clothing: Light Heat Resistant Head Wrap, White Sheet Metal Armor (ARMS, LEGS, CHEST), Plated Gloves Protecting The Knuckles (Great for punching), Thin Backpack for Carrying Minimal Goods, Strap Over Back For Holding Rifle, Holster for Machete

General Character Idea: "Sneak, take cover, shoot, then ask questions later. Avoid groups, drift and survive where you can when you can. Versatility is the key to survival. Make do with what you have."

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EDIT: Added a few things, changes others.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2015, 08:53:27 AM by Furaotic »
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Re: Scorched Earth: Smoking Gun [OOC]
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2015, 06:50:47 AM »
SPADES AMPORA IS BACK BITCHES, also Reserved.
Name: Spades Ampora
Gender: Male
Appearance: He is a 24 year old 6'2 man with wide shoulders, a stout build and a missing eye, it's covered with an eyepatch
Mutations: All of his teeth are sharp
Personality: He is kinda like your stereotypical 'Greaser', though it is mostly the accent, he enjoys to be complimented.

Character Traits: [Good singing voice][Steady Hands][*Picky eater]
Skills: [Cooking] [Marksmanship] [Melee combat]
Weapons:
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a polished chess knight cane, and a 5 in. switchblade, a tad rusted.
Armor/Clothing: A pair of white corduroys, a white dress shirt, a pair of suspenders, a black waist coat, a trench-coat padded with leather, and a canvas tube backpack.
Inventory: Some strips of jerky, a pocket watch, six .303 rounds, an empty enfield mag, a set of cooking utensils, like a frying pan and a cooking pot, and some seasonings.
General Character Idea: I uh, kinda based this from a homestuck character, 'Spades Slick', So expect rants of eating raw food, him smacking people with his cane.

*Won't eat raw food except finger food veggies, squash, and gummy stuff. He doesn't like those.
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Re: Scorched Earth: Smoking Gun [OOC]
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2015, 07:19:06 AM »
Name: Richard
Gender: Male
Appearance: A nineteen year-old acid punk cowboy. He has a hipster cut that flows to the right, with purple and red dyes all mixed into his probably beyond repair hair. His face screams of youth, with him not even looking his age; his eyes are wide, his jawline is very soft and curvy, and most of his face (for an apocalypse that is) smooth with very few wrinkles. That being said, he has the 5'oclock shadow of an 80s action star, with fierce blue eyes to match it.

He wears random junk on his body, things like spikes, gasmasks, pretty much anything that would make an 80s Punk star say, "Dude that is really fucking tacky." There is a method to his madness though, he has it stylized to look like a sheriffs duster from a spaghetti western. With a long flowing coat that trails behind him, spiked braces on his wrists and forearms, worn out combat boots, gas mask that hangs on his breast pocket like a sheriffs badge, and finally completed with a pair of baggy felt jeans and dusty turtleneck of wool.


Personality: Mary Sue A lazy "lawbringer" that is more there to create chaos then control it.
Character Traits: [Upper Body Strength] [Finesse] [Heavy Smoker] [Flashy] [Southern Accent] [Filthy Mouth] [Reckless] [Ruthless] [Compulsive Liar] [Anti-Establishment (man)] [Quick Temper] [Plainly Addicted to Chaos]
Skills: [Guns] [Brawlin'] [Climbing]
Weapons: Machete made of torn car-bumpers, Double-Barrel shotgun made of pipes with (electrical) switches acting as the hammers
Armor/Clothing: A duster that partially acts as a leather vest, knee guards, combat boots
General Character Idea: What would happen if a teenage rebel from the 90s watched "The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly", was given a bunch of post-apocalyptic gear and told "Make that into some cowboy shit!". Then finally gave him a unstable looking shotgun, and told him to go uphold the law in some undiscovered piece of land.

From birth Richard was reckless and a mean sunovabitch. Being the only one in his drug addicted household to break the mold and actually do something with their life, he ran away and joined a local biker gang. Together they raised all sorts of Hell upon the wasteland, they taught him how to live out in the violent world of.... wherever the fuck we are. Showing him how to shoot, maim, murder, steal, burn, and construct motorcycles. While Richard forgot about the latter, he did remember the rest to heart.

It wasn't until his biker gang was gunned down violently by a town that was fed up with said gang. He was seventeen when he spent his first day in wasteland jail, being "corrected" in his morals before being recruited by the sheriff as a deputy. Only keeping the gig because he got to shoot people, that were deemed "bad" by the townsfolk. While he didn't make many friends in his life, he got something that most wastelander's don't have: respect.

That was until he was caught fooling around with the sheriffs daughter a few weeks ago. It was either run away from the only home he had, or get lynched by a very conservative town.

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Re: Scorched Earth: Smoking Gun [OOC]
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2015, 07:33:28 AM »
Cool, cool, cool! All accepted!
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Re: Scorched Earth: Smoking Gun [OOC]
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2015, 08:17:41 AM »
Name: Sting
Gender: Male

Appearance: Sting is a fairly huge figure, standing at around 6"6, and with golden, tanned skin and muscular arms. His chest is particulary muscular, and you can make out his chunky sixpack under his shirt. His hair is short, spiky and golden, and his face is admittedly quite handsome and square - the sunglasses that cover his eyes almost seem made for him because of how well they suit Sting. His lower body is coated with neat plates of light brown, goldish chitin, making his muscular legs very pronounced due to the chitinous plating. He also has a large, golden scorpion tail that sticks up naturally; the scorpion tail goes over the height of Sting's head with the stinger menacingly pointed at whoever he faces, making him look quite intimidating - if he weren't wearing a pink shirt with 'I <3 NYC' printed onto it.

Mutations: Sting has his light brown and chitinous scorpion tail protruding from just above his glutimus maximus (ass), and he also has a light brown, chitinous plating that covers most of the lower half of his body. The top half of his body looks normal enough - although he fears the chitinous plating may fully cover his whole body one day.
 
Personality: Sting shouldn't be judged by his appearance. Although he can be serious when in combat, he's such a flirt that it's almost painful to watch. Whilst fighting, he commonly poses and says macho one-liners with his gruff voice - he uses one-liners to the point that enemies may actually consider suicide. Generally he isn't very intelligent, and will fail to understand most things; but he's a good man at heart.

Character Traits: [Barrel Chested] [Enduring Personality] [Dreadfully Flirtatious] [One-Liners of Pain and Suffering] [Poser] [Don't Touch the Shades] [Clumsy] [Slow] [Definietely Not Clever]
Skills: [Scorpio Style (fighting with his tail)] [Unarmed Combat] [Tracking]
Weapons: String mainly fights using his scorpion tail - although he does have a very crudely made pipe pistol, which can chamber and fire one 9mm round. It breaks quite often, so he only uses it in a dire situation.

Armor/Clothing:
>Chitinous plating that covers the lower half of his body. Tough and protective.
>A dirty pink, long sleeved shirt with: 'I <3 NYC' printed on it.
>Homemade utility belt. Which is basically a fancy name for: 'shitty makeshift belt with pouches'.
>Makeshift scrap elbow pads. Uncomfortable, but helpful.
>Makeshift scrap shoulder pads. Uncomfortable, but badass looking helpful.
>A pair of scavanged sunglasses. Keeps the sun out of Sting's eyes, and gives a +2 Swag bonus.
>A makeshift tied rag bandana worn around Sting's head. Like a pirate does, for example.

General Character Idea: Sting is a tough, tanky sort of dude that'll run to other people's aid in fights (especially women's), and has a lovable exterior once you can get past his awful one liners. He says the word 'Baby' a lot with his low and Brazilian-accented voice. When around Sting, expect him to do things just to impress people, and prepare for some of the most fabulous poses you've seen in your god-dang life. I would describe Sting's backstory, but he has a case of high amnesia that led him to forget about his past; he doesn't even know how old he is! All he knows is that one day, he awoken in this world with a massive scorpion tail attached to his butt, and has learned to live with it.

Example of a one-liner when Sting kills a wolf mutant: "Guess you're all bark and no bite, baby." Now imagine that in a deep, macho, Brazilian voice. Yep - this is going to be both awful and glorious.

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Re: Scorched Earth: Smoking Gun [OOC]
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2015, 05:17:09 PM »
Oh god xD
APPROVED!
IC probs up l8er today?
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Re: Scorched Earth: Smoking Gun [OOC]
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2015, 05:29:44 PM »
Name: CJ
Gender: Female
Appearance: About 20 years old, long tail covered in brown fur, yellow eyes with slit pupils, pointy cat ears covered in brown fur, around 5"5
Mutations: Feline eyes (Low-level night vision), cat tail, feline ears.
Personality: Shy-ish around new people, but otherwise talkative.   As in, she won't stop talking.   At all.
Character Traits: [GOTTA GO FAST (If you can't guess, quick)] [Very Acrobatic]   [Good Singer]  [Cannot Be Serious] [Low Pain Tolerance]
Skills: Axes, climbing and scouting
Weapon: An old fire axe, with the head taped on.    It's wobbly as hell, but it hasn't broken off yet!
Armor/Clothing:
-A purple and pink short-sleeved t-shirt
-A pair of pale brown cargo pants
-A (not working) headset, normally left hanging around her neck


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Re: Scorched Earth: Smoking Gun [OOC]
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2015, 07:31:57 PM »
Cool, Camera! Accepted! And no that does not sound fun!
Anyways, I'm piecing everything together right now. I'll add the starting point and some of the factions to the OOC post in a little while, give ya a general feel and such of where you are and what you could be doing. This is a free roam centric thing, so far, I mean, you guys don't have to group up if you don't want.

Basically, I'm using a bunch of different ideas and stuff that I was gonna put into various different things I would've run ages ago but never did, and I think it'll turn out okay.
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Re: Scorched Earth: Smoking Gun [OOC]
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2015, 07:38:28 PM »
"Sounds good, baby."

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Re: Scorched Earth: Smoking Gun [OOC]
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2015, 09:55:39 PM »
Is my character good to go?
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Re: Scorched Earth: Smoking Gun [OOC]
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2015, 10:49:51 PM »
Yeah, Spades is fine bruh.
I'm a bit busier than I thought, but in a while I'll have the factions and known locations part filled out, after which I'll start up the IC. Probably later tonight.
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Re: Scorched Earth: Smoking Gun [OOC]
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2015, 11:10:18 PM »
Wait, forgot somthin', some boolets for his rifle.
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Re: Scorched Earth: Smoking Gun [OOC]
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2015, 12:03:14 AM »
Well now, I have how this'll start out pretty down to point, but I wanna know, where do you guys want the general setting? Vote on the poll. FYI, Sin City just means somewhere in Nevada, not like the center of Vegas or anything.
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