OOC and discussion.   Posted by The BunnyCat in the moon.Group: 0
The BunnyCat in the moon
 GM, 15 posts
Wed 8 Apr 2020
at 22:44
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Hi. Let's take a time to discuss what we go with.

The context is a highschool, you had just become a senior and barely taken classes for a couple of weeks, then one morning you got a call from the school district. Due to a series of unfortunate happenings and one event in particular the previous weekend, there are adjustments to be made. All seniors in the district will be now attending Highschool 931 John Bates, and the Bus route will be changed to match.

You don't know all of the details, but apparently many seniors across the district have been expelled in the previous two weeks and they are consolidating the whole generation under a single roof.

You find the new school is actually quite nice looking, but oddly the yard around it is covered in snow despite the fact it is September yet. Thankfully all of your friends are still around, and the most aggressive and antisocial classmates are nowhere to be seen. So what could go wrong?, right?

I need you to create a character. Give me a name and think of a background and normal abilities. Also think about what your character wants to study and goals for the future. (And what kind of oddity could your character develop...)

We'll work using the window, you don't need the rules to play it. In the window all of your main abilities are tied to die sizes, the smaller the die, the better the ability. It is mostly narrative, and the die are only there to solve situations with an uncertain outcome (you roll lower than a target number). For this game, you'll need to decide the die sizes for these abilities:

Strength
Health
Agility
Knowledge
Perception

You pick which ones go with a d30, which ones with a d20 and one of them can be a d12

You also pick two or three skills/talents/quirks of your character. They can be d20s or d12s. (If you want to have some obvious weaknesses, add a couple of them as d30s)
Yaztromo
 player, 1 post
Thu 9 Apr 2020
at 00:17
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I can see that this game is under Comedy, Contemporary, Fantasy genres, so I suppose this game could be set on last September in a place fairly similar to this earth. In which country do you want to place the high school? US or US-like country? or somewhere else? or it is next September, when schools re-open right after the end of pandemic?

I'm thinking about a student that likes practicing sport (which sport, depends very much on where the school is placed: if it is US, probably it is basketball or american football, if it is Japan maybe it is baseball, if it is Brazil must be soccer, if it is England perhaps rugby, if it is Australia maybe Aussie rules, etc.) and is lazy or lacking interest for all other subjects, except for biology (with special focus on genetics...)
Does this sound fine for you? would some other "special" subject work better with your concept?
The student is perhaps a bit of a bully, but not too much.
Yaztromo
 player, 2 posts
Thu 9 Apr 2020
at 00:27
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So, following the above, it could be something like:

Strength     d20 (could change, depending on the sport)
Health  d20 (unless we want to give him some kind of ailment, such as an allergy or something similar - we can reflect that on a specific weakness, anyway)
Agility     d12 (depending on the sport chosen, the d12 could be instead on Strength or Perception)
Knowledge     d30 (reflecting the general lack of interest for studying)
Perception     d20 (could change, depending on the sport)

Knowledge (Biology)    d12 (reflecting his favourite subject) - maybe we can put something about working in the lab, if this can fit some developments that you are planning for this game
Play (specific sport TBD)     d12 (maybe we can add this as well)
Extended focus     d30 (reflecting how many teenagers can't focus on a specific topic outside their highest interest for a decent time span)
Short temper     d30 (maybe this could be why he is a bit of a bully, sometimes or why he doesn't have the patience to study other subjects)

How does this sound, as a first draft?
The BunnyCat in the moon
 GM, 16 posts
Thu 9 Apr 2020
at 00:37
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I was thinking about US or US-like, but if you want Japan, Japan works too.
Of course September on a world without bad things happening.

You have a good thing there, let me open your character sheet. What name have you chosen for the character?
Yaztromo
 player, 3 posts
Thu 9 Apr 2020
at 01:23
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Ok, let's make it US-like, so the sport can be basketball (and the d12 should stay on Agility, I think) or american football (and the d12 will perhaps move to Strength?) - what do you think?
The name can be Max Da Costa, that is actually a tribute to the Elysium movie...
The BunnyCat in the moon
 GM, 17 posts
Thu 9 Apr 2020
at 02:50
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Name done.

Ok, let's do the US. On sport it is your choice -It could be both?- I'd let you have both the agility and strength.

Now we need to talk about acquaintances. Create two or three friends for Max. Just let me know names and personalities, and maybe goals for them.
Max Da Costa
 player, 4 posts
Thu 9 Apr 2020
at 03:32
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I think that basketball and american football are too different to be practiced by he same person... so... if you are looking for a character that is more fighting-style, I'll go for football, while if you prefer dodging and evasion I'll go for basketball.

For friends, I will once again exploit Elysium (yes, it's a lazy day...):
Frey Santiago: a sweet and careful girl, she likes studying and she wants to become a doctor. She is a nice girl, although not super gorgeous, but she doesn't show any interest for guys: right now she just wants top marks.
Julio Luna: Max's best friend. A skinny guy with a roguish attitude. He likes to avoid attention and takes everything that is easy to take without big consequences. Very good at spotting things or people and great agility and sleigh of hand.
Wagner "Spider" Moura: he doesn't care about literature or other similar stuff taught at school, but he's a great hacker: computers seems to have no secrets for him. He is always thinking about something else... some far fetched plan, perhaps... he is also very knowledgeable about conspiracy theories: it is not clear if he really believes them or not, but he's very up to date on the subject.

This message was last edited by the player at 13:31, Thu 09 Apr 2020.

The BunnyCat in the moon
 GM, 18 posts
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 03:50
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In the end, it is what works for you and how you see the character. Strength is good for combat, but so is agility. So it's your pick, other kids will be on your level so it doesn't hurt which one you choose.

Now that I have everything to work with, you can expect an opening post tomorrow.
Max Da Costa
 player, 5 posts
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 04:22
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OK, so I will go with basketball... :)
I feel that for a high school student it is perhaps more appropriated to be agile than strong.

This message was last edited by the player at 05:30, Fri 10 Apr 2020.

Max Da Costa
 player, 6 posts
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 05:45
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I populated the character sheet and description. Please let me know if it's OK and feel free to fix them.
Max Da Costa
 player, 29 posts
Thu 14 May 2020
at 04:33
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Everything OK?
Max Da Costa
 player, 30 posts
Sun 24 May 2020
at 14:10
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Hello, are you still there?
Max Da Costa
 player, 31 posts
Wed 10 Jun 2020
at 14:36
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Unfortunately, looks like you are not there anymore... :(
The BunnyCat in the moon
 GM, 36 posts
Sat 24 Oct 2020
at 01:11
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Hi... I'm sorry for disappearing. I can be back if you want me back...
Max Da Costa
 player, 32 posts
Sat 24 Oct 2020
at 01:38
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It happens, no problem.
However, I started other games and I feel already maxed out, right now.
Thank you anyway, and all the best!