OOC.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
GM Brygun
 GM, 167 posts
Sun 26 Aug 2012
at 14:13
Re: OOC
Admin

Game name given the same update as our Players Wanted thread:

Starship Troopers - Road to citizens
Boomer
 Cadet, 81 posts
Sun 26 Aug 2012
at 14:15
Re: OOC
Heads up I live near Tamap in Florida and you know what is coming if I don't post between now and say Wednesday it likely will be due to the weather.
GO Brygun
 GM, 168 posts
Sun 26 Aug 2012
at 14:17
Re: OOC
Stay Safe!

I want long term players so no dying in hurricanes!
GM
 NPC, 28 posts
Sun 26 Aug 2012
at 14:42
Re: OOC
To help draw attention an Action recap:

Breaker and Echo are/were talking in the Barracks thread

Breaker, Boomer: Post for in the engineer thread

Shadow, Taps: Post for you in the HQ thread

This message was last edited by the player at 14:44, Sun 26 Aug 2012.

Breaker
 Cadet, 58 posts
Sun 26 Aug 2012
at 16:21
Re: OOC
BTW, Brygun, you changed your name from "GM Brygun" to "GO Brygun" in the switch in ownership of the campaign.

I'm only mentioning this because it appears that in the process you might have disrupted any established PM topics. They now require a recipient be selected. However, as I understand RPol's functionality that would create a new topic. Possibly complicating things.

I figured I should mention this publicly in case others encounter it and get confused.


Now, for a little light humor:

    "Go Brygun! Go Brygun!
    It's your re-Birthday!
    Go Brygun!"

This message was last edited by the player at 16:25, Sun 26 Aug 2012.

GO Brygun
 GM, 169 posts
Sun 26 Aug 2012
at 16:25
Re: OOC
I was wondering if that was going to break or not.

Ill switch it back see if it fixes it
GM Brygun
 GM, 170 posts
Sun 26 Aug 2012
at 16:26
Re: OOC
*Snicker*

All right try the PM again.
Breaker
 Cadet, 59 posts
Sun 26 Aug 2012
at 16:28
Re: OOC
Ok, I've posted the PM. I still had to choose GM Brygun but it didn't create any new topics.
GM Brygun
 GM, 171 posts
Sun 26 Aug 2012
at 16:45
Re: OOC
All right, no name change for me then.
GM Brygun
 GM, 172 posts
Sun 26 Aug 2012
at 17:00
Re: OOC
Helper task:

Id like to get some pics submitted to RPOL so we can use them as bio pics.

I've been trying to find a picture of the Warrior Bug on the dessert but haven't found one yet.

Other bugs would be handy but they have less common appearances for now.

Also looking for one for the Skinnies.




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Boomer
 Cadet, 83 posts
Sun 26 Aug 2012
at 17:34
Re: OOC
I can post some pics or at least try, but what does Boomer get out of it? ;)
GM Brygun
 GM, 179 posts
Sun 26 Aug 2012
at 22:19
Re: OOC
The more I watch the shows the more gear editing I gotta do :-P

Apparently there are ski attachments for the power armour.
Zephyr Campaign
Taps
 Cadet, 73 posts
Mon 27 Aug 2012
at 13:12
Re: OOC
I'm out for a day and there's posts all over the place... damn!
I'm actually glad to see it but it will take a few hours for me to get caught up.
GM Brygun
 GM, 185 posts
Tue 28 Aug 2012
at 02:03
Re: OOC
Debating how much more boot camp to run vs getting you into your advanced training. Its actually one of those nagging feelings with one part saying given them time to build stories in boot vs getting you into the first power armour drop.

There are some personal plots started which is good to have. Some GM started and others by the PCs doing it. Both are good to see.

I'd like to hear how people feel about continuing for a short vs long time in Boot Camp.
Boomer
 Cadet, 95 posts
Tue 28 Aug 2012
at 02:13
Re: OOC
I'm happy either way why not do first half of boot with half the adjustments then advanced to graduation. Then we can roleplay out things like getting our specialty training, spending time with guests at the graduation day and likely a leave time for some sandbox fun. Nothing big I would think two weeks between boot and specialty school makes sense.

Pacing would be good I think.
Breaker
 Cadet, 64 posts
Tue 28 Aug 2012
at 04:36
Re: OOC
IRL, I'm not a military buff, nor a fan of strategy or tactical games, so trying to judge how much Boot Camp activity is enough is not possible for me. My answer would ultimately come down to a guess. Having said that, this is supposed to represent some of the most critical formative years of our adult lives so it doesn't seem unreasonable to spend some time in Boot.

The only thing that I can say for sure is that I am enjoying the game so far.
Shadow
 Cadet, 3 posts
Tue 28 Aug 2012
at 05:35
Re: OOC
i think basci training is good for roleplay and teamwork
GM Brygun
 GM, 188 posts
Tue 28 Aug 2012
at 09:17
Re: OOC
I'm also checking that the players are having fun. If someone was bored of boot camp this is the time to bring it up.

Reg Center got a bit rushed as I wanted us to be about the Federal Service not the pre-service spring break. *_-

Oh Shadow, you can come from anywhere in the world but you would have gone through the Beounis Aeries Registration Center like the others did.
Breaker
 Cadet, 66 posts
Tue 28 Aug 2012
at 13:55
Re: OOC
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm kind of loosing track of the character names vs callsigns, specialty vs chore, etc. So I thought I would make the following modified Cast List and post it in case anyone else is getting stuck too.

I'm missing a few PC's first names, feel free to submit them.

BTW, I'm also submitting "Inferno" as Dante (the Lunch Cook's) callsign - I figured given her last name and being a cook, the inference of a bad cooking day is obvious. ;) Suggestions for some of the others? (I realize they might get killed off, but as current squad members they're being ignored by all of us - and they might be permanent members. Right now they're nothing but a name and chore.) The spelling of Kalua's/Kulua's name needs to be confirmed.

This list, probably as a separate table, can be expanded later on with the names and information of NPCs we encounter.




The Unknown Squad - Aug 28, 2012

CallsignNameSGSpecialtyChore
BoomerIvana KulenovAFEngineerEntrenchment
BreakerNeven ZagorecWMEngineerMechanic
Echo? HendersonAMCommunicationsMessenger
Shadow? BratonAMPathfinder?
SonySonia TanayakaAFMedicOrderly
Taps? MooreAMMarauder SpecialistAide
?? FitzgibbonsNM?Steward
?? BoswellNF?Clerk
Inferno*? DanteNF?Cook (Lunch)
?? KuluaNM?Labourer
?? LeeNF?Cook (Dinner)


Callsign: The nickname a character is known by within their squad.
Status: The character's play status within the game.
   A: Active - Character is actively participating in the game.
   I: Inactive - Player is absent from the game, the character is an NPC.
   W: Wounded - Character has been injured and is in or awaiting medical care.
   M: Missing - Character's location is unknown to SICON (AWOL, out of communication, taken prisoner, etc)
   N: NPC - Non-Player Character controlled by the GM, always Active.
   D: Deceased - Character has died within the storyline events of the game.
Gender: The character's sex based on biological form.
   M: Male
   F: Female
   N: Not Applicable (robots)
   U: Unknown (alien races)
Name: The character's name, always listed as first/given name and then last/family/surname.
Specialty: The character's specialty within the MI.
Chore: The daily task that the cadet must perform, generally associated with their Specialty.
GM Brygun
 GM, 191 posts
Tue 28 Aug 2012
at 14:23
Re: OOC
FYI Setting Info People post #2 has held the PC list for some time.

link to a message in this game

Your table is much better so has replaced it. Merged in the full names of people.
GM Brygun
 GM, 193 posts
Tue 28 Aug 2012
at 14:44
Re: OOC
Cable TV company having issues. Been using an cell stick but it is having hiccups.

Should be more stable later today.
Taps
 Cadet, 75 posts
Tue 28 Aug 2012
at 14:48
Re: OOC
I spent a long time writing a post that seems to have been eaten... it's on my home PC... not sure if I'll have time to get it up tonight, may rewrite something shorter here... later today.  *grumble mutter cuss*
Breaker
 Cadet, 68 posts
Tue 28 Aug 2012
at 15:02
Re: OOC
In reply to Taps (msg # 152):

Not sure how the GM will feel about this, but if the content depends on specific timing, you might want to place a dummy message into the topic with an appropriate warning. That way you maintain proper placement / flow as much as possible. You can edit the dummy message and re-post the correct content once you get home.

Anything after that post, by other characters, might need editing as well.




Just noticed this in Setting info People:
quote:
Former squadmates
Boswell = Female, English = transferred to a different platoon

That message was posted Aug 21, edited Aug 24. Found the original post (Barracks Msg #10) which I missed in generating the chart. So that needs to be corrected. We're a squad of 10.

This message was last edited by the player at 15:19, Tue 28 Aug 2012.

GM Brygun
 GM, 195 posts
Tue 28 Aug 2012
at 16:26
Re: OOC
Breaker:
In reply to Taps (msg # 152):

Not sure how the GM will feel about this, but if the content depends on specific timing,


Rather not do that if its a matter of real life hours. The montage is confusing enough as it is. The inbetween posts may end up needing a mass of editing.

Putting in a dummy for a few minutes is fine. I do that as a GM when assembling a combat turn.

Mostly its settled to a timeframe of both Breaker and Taps being injured at the same time.
Taps
 Cadet, 77 posts
Tue 28 Aug 2012
at 22:04
Re: OOC
is taps in recovery in the barraks at this point as well.