Game Start - Choosing Characters.   Posted by Questioneer.Group: 0
Naomi Bishop
 player, 1 post
Sat 17 Jul 2021
at 08:27
Game Start - Choosing Characters
1/  I really enjoy having purpose in game, beyond what I create for myself ... and connection with at least one other character.  There is little stronger connection and purpose than keeping another character in the game alive.
And I like the strong, silent, deadly type:  for example, in The Matrix my favourite character was, by far, Switch.

2/  I enjoy playing the quietly competent character:  the one that just gets things done.  Something behind the scenes, and sometimes with unexpected brutality.


M'Lady, it will be an honour to serve you.
Questioneer
 GM, 8 posts
Sat 17 Jul 2021
at 08:32
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Iím gonna give it at least one more day, but we have a good character pairing to start off with, leaving the other characters for people who want to drop in.
Questioneer
 GM, 9 posts
Sat 17 Jul 2021
at 08:37
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Oh, also, the game is set as mature, which makes it so that there is no explicit gore or sex, while it can be implied/happen off screen or in a fade to black. Are there any other things you do not like to have in our game? For those familiar with the term: What are your lines and veils?

A line is a hard no, we will not have this in the game, not even off screen or implied.

A veil is something we do not want to dwell upon, but which can be referred to briefly or happen off screen.
Naomi Bishop
 player, 2 posts
 Pool: 7
 Exp: 0
Sat 17 Jul 2021
at 09:14
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I don't have much in the way of 'lines' that isn't already forbidden by the 'no explicit gore or sex'.  Especially, I expect that to include any sexual abuse.


I don't have much problem with -isms, including racism and sexism, so long as it is obviously portrayed as Bad Behaviour tm ... which usually means, its the bad guys using the -isms and by doing so, proving themselves to be bad guys.


... or am I misunderstanding what is being asked?
Questioneer
 GM, 10 posts
Sat 17 Jul 2021
at 09:30
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Nope, you got it perfectly. Thank you!
Lady Blackbird
 player, 3 posts
 Pool: 7
Sat 17 Jul 2021
at 22:29
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Hi Naomi! I feel safer now that you're here :D
Naomi Bishop
 player, 3 posts
 Pool: 7
 Exp: 0
Sat 17 Jul 2021
at 22:37
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You do you, mílady, Iíll re-educate anyone who has ideas of interrupting you.
Questioneer
 GM, 11 posts
Sun 18 Jul 2021
at 06:26
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Welcome Kale Arkham! Please let us know what appealed to you in choosing this character :)
Naomi Bishop
 player, 4 posts
 Pool: 7
 Exp: 0
Sun 18 Jul 2021
at 09:13
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Hurray for Kale.
Questioneer
 GM, 12 posts
Sun 18 Jul 2021
at 13:05
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Allright, while we get ready to play, letís talk a bit about the game. I think most of you have played before but I think at least one might not have. Either way, through any preconceived expectations overboard since every Lady Blackbird game is different!

While for some reason the idea of steampunk has settled on the game nothing in the game dictates it to be so. There is a lot of implied setting, and there are a lot of things weíll make up along the way. I think, all in all it lends itself mostly to cinematic play. Thereís a lot of focus on characters and things can get larger than life. To me it feels pulpy, like a Joss Whedon. I get Firefly vibes more than steampunk. But I think it lends itself to many esthetics. I think a StarWars type approach is also possible as is an Anime approach.

What kind of esthetic would you guys like this to be in?
Kale Arkham
 player, 1 post
Sun 18 Jul 2021
at 13:45
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In reply to Questioneer (msg # 16):

I'm an engineer and an amateur lockpick too

This message was last edited by the player at 13:47, Sun 18 July.

Kale Arkham
 player, 2 posts
Sun 18 Jul 2021
at 13:46
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This message was deleted by the player at 13:48, Sun 18 July.

Questioneer
 GM, 13 posts
Sun 18 Jul 2021
at 15:01
Game Start - Choosing Characters
In reply to Kale Arkham (msg # 19):

Oooh, like in real life? Nice.
Questioneer
 GM, 15 posts
Sun 18 Jul 2021
at 15:15
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Everyone that is already a player should have their Character sheet available and possible to edit.
Lady Blackbird
 player, 4 posts
 Pool: 7
Sun 18 Jul 2021
at 20:26
Game Start - Choosing Characters
Good, we have the ship almost completely staffed!
Kale Arkham
 player, 3 posts
Mon 19 Jul 2021
at 11:33
Game Start - Choosing Characters
We just need the captain now, right?
Questioneer
 GM, 17 posts
Mon 19 Jul 2021
at 11:44
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I've started it but have put out feelers for the captain and snargle. I'll npc them for now so we can get started.
Questioneer
 GM, 20 posts
Mon 19 Jul 2021
at 16:50
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I've added Snargle to the game. Hi! What appeals to you in the Snargle character?
Snargle
 player, 1 post
 Hotshot Pilot
 Shapeshifting Goblin
Mon 19 Jul 2021
at 17:36
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Hello! I was torn between choosing the Captain and Snargle but what sealed Snargle is that he reminded me a bit of Wash from Firefly (who was my favorite character). I also felt like he was intended to be the sort of throwaway comic relief character and I wanted to bring more depth to him than that. I like the comic relief side of him but he shouldn't just be the wacky goblin mascot, you know?

My real challenge is going to be not hitting the Buyout on Key to Banter: "Everyone groans at one of your comments" because I love dad jokes way too much.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:36, Mon 19 July.

Questioneer
 GM, 21 posts
Mon 19 Jul 2021
at 17:49
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Hahahah. As I read it, the buy-off just becomes available to you then, but is not mandatory.
Lady Blackbird
 player, 6 posts
 Natasha Syri
 Pool 7, Adv 0, XP 0
Mon 19 Jul 2021
at 17:52
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Welcome to the team :)
Naomi Bishop
 player, 5 posts
 Pool: 7
 Exp: 0
Mon 19 Jul 2021
at 21:18
Re: Game Start - Choosing Characters
Snargle:
Ö  he reminded me a bit of Wash

Too soon, man.  Itíll always be too soon
Naomi Bishop
 player, 6 posts
 Pool: 7
 Exp: 0
Mon 19 Jul 2021
at 21:20
Re: Game Start - Choosing Characters
Snargle:
My real challenge is going to be not hitting the Buyout on Key to Banter: "Everyone groans at one of your comments" because I love dad jokes way too much.

Iíll be helping Snargís hit that key.
Itís a hard one to justify in online games Ö so anytime I snigger, Iíll say so.
Snargle
 player, 4 posts
 Hotshot Pilot
 Shapeshifting Goblin
Mon 19 Jul 2021
at 21:21
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In reply to Naomi Bishop (msg # 30):

What do you mean? Nothing bad happened to Wash. He's fine. He's just sleeping.
Kale Arkham
 player, 4 posts
Sat 24 Jul 2021
at 11:04
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Hi all.... :D
just settling in and getting myself sorted.