OOC Thread.   Posted by Chronicler.Group: 0
Chronicler
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Mon 25 Aug 2008
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OOC Thread
Welcome to the OOC thread, for all your Out of Character needs.

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Chronicler
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Tue 2 Sep 2008
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Re: OOC Thread
And so we welcome...

Hailing from Philly, Pennsylvania, Eliza Shaw! OK, the *character* hails from Philly, the player I really wouldn't know :)

First character/player to successfully complete the needlessly (well, maybe not so needlessly) laborious application process, Eliza is a young, promising musician, who is going to have a very, very bad day. And that's *before* the whole world goes to hell...

Another character is on its merry way, and as it happens we might just all start the game in Philly!

More about that in a day or two, however, as we have a better idea of how the situation is going to develop.

Alas, it's not all good news: I am disappointed to announce that we lost another potential player somewhere. He's not answering his rMail, which drops the player count down to 2.

Ideally, I'd like at least 4 players before we begin with the main storyline (where the characters save the world! or - more likely - die horribly in the attempt ;P).

Still, the first segment, Business As Usual, which is mostly meant to allow players to gain confidence with the system (and, me to shake off the cobwebs, I'll admit :P), will proceed normally, at a pace everyone feels comfortable with (and also to determiine which pace exactly everyone feels comfortable with).

As a general idea, I'd like 1 to 4 messages per player in a 48-hour arc - i.e., at least one every two days, and one per day would be better; two or more per day is also good, but it would be best to leave some time for the others to reply if they have part in the scene.

One BIG exception: if all players in a scene are online at the same time, please *do* keep posting character-to-character interactions at will.

That will often mean that yours truly won't be present, as I am in GMT+1, but I'd rather have a good IC scene when I wake up (and dealing with any problems that that may create) than seeing a fun moment die just because it was 3AM on my side of the pond when the players were most active.

Finally, the current IC thread is the not-so-deadly part of the game (although, you may find your character quite, quite dead, if you don't pay attention), so feel free to experiment a bit with the system. Also, if you want to post some backstory scenes in the IC thread, now is a good time!

Have a lot of fun :)

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Chronicler
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Wed 3 Sep 2008
at 21:17
Re: OOC Thread
Update: I added an actual example of IC flash-back, in case you want a template to work on...
Chronicler
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Sat 6 Sep 2008
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Re: OOC Thread
And we welcome!!!

Hector DeSanto, second character/player to successfully complete the infamous application process.

Hector is the good cop, a big, handsome black guy who smiles at you reassuringly while cataloguing you with his inexplicably blue eyes.

Don't make him angry and you won't have to find out if he's really all that good ;)

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Chronicler
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Sat 6 Sep 2008
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And we welcome!!!

Geoff Wayne, Hector's partner, and the third player/character to successfully complete the Big Mess!

Geoff is not nearly as much of a movie star as Hector, but he can be quite smooth when he turns his charm on.
Chronicler
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Sat 6 Sep 2008
at 19:48
Re: OOC Thread
Timeline update: "chico latino" was released on August 16, 1999. That puts us around late September - Monica had been listening to it before she saw Hector, hence the "bel 'chico latino'" line...

Just for reference, "cioccolatino" (chocolate candy in Italian) and "chico latino" do not sound exactly the same, but close enough to make a pun out of it.
Hector DeSanto
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Sun 7 Sep 2008
at 02:35
Re: OOC Thread
Well thanks to your mentioning that song, several times now, I actually tracked it down on YouTube. I'm afraid I'm now going to have to put some kind of vodoun curse on you that'll match the pop horror you have inflicted upon my eyes and ears. PREPARE THYSELF!!!!

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Chronicler
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Sun 7 Sep 2008
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Hey, if Monica a the Spice Girls fan, how is that my fault? :P

A note about tenses: as specified in the introduction, all IC posts are in the past tense. I used to be partial to present myself, but one of the best GM's I played with pointed out to me that, when you go back and re-read it, past tense flows much better.
Hector DeSanto
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Sun 7 Sep 2008
at 06:14
Re: OOC Thread
Oh.......you were serious about that. You actually care about what tense we make our posts in. Wow. Well okay, I'll try harder.......I guess....
Chronicler
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Sun 7 Sep 2008
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Well, around a table, or in IRC, I don't.

Here, however, a post will remain for months, sometimes years, and you or someone else will go back and (re-)read it long after it's been written: some consistency between the styles of the various authors helps make the overall story flow better.
Chronicler
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Mon 8 Sep 2008
at 06:49
Re: OOC Thread
Sorry, folks, I should've mentioned this up front: the rain (by now I assume you've figured out it's bad news) is moving at several hundred miles per hour.

So, our brave cops will be hit by the rain on their way to the shop (being in a car they won't suffer consequences from it), and by the time they get there they will find that the sky is heavily overcast but it's not raining anymore.

They'll also find that the clouds have an odd shade of purple, and of course the stench of cabbage that is by now extending to the whole city.

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Hector DeSanto
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Mon 8 Sep 2008
at 07:57
Re: OOC Thread
  Hurm, there might be a problem. You see in my first post I suggested Geoff was outside the car when I got the call, and he went with it. If the evil, zombifyin', rain was going on then, as you say, we may have accidentally exposed Geoff to it! Drat.....you may want to let him edit his first post to say he was under an awning or something , or I could edit my post to say we were parked under a bridge, something along those lines. Unless your a big meanie, that is!
Chronicler
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Mon 8 Sep 2008
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Re: OOC Thread
Survivors don't really have to worry about the rain (Geoff will probably get a "cold" later in the day, as will Jane, but that's about it).

Now, I must say I have kinda messed up the proper timeline of the day, so, to recap:

- It's morning, and Jane is going to work
- Jane gets caught in the Rain and finds shelter in the shop
- While Jane tries to dry up, a GUY arrives
- The GUY has been under the Rain, too, and is sick
- Monica smacks him around
- Monica tries to call the police, but they seem to be busy
- After about ten minutes of wait, Monica calls Eddie, who calls Hector
- The boys in blue receive the call and head for the shop

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Chronicler
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Tue 9 Sep 2008
at 05:59
Re: OOC Thread
Just to let you know: I'll be in a course for the rest of the week, which means I'll only be able early in the morning (about now) and in the evening...