"Protip: get a bit crazy, it keeps you from going completely insane."
Lieutenant Colonel Peter 'Mega' Firebrand
Alpha Outpost Blues is an online, text-based role playing game, hosted on the RedvsBlue.com site forums. It is based loosely on both the Haloverse and RvB canon, yet what specifically is undetermined and there's absolutely No Fourth Wall to be found.On a planet named Undae a lot of armies are based, one of these being the Blue Army's Twelfth Armored Cavalry, generally just referred to as the blues. They are led by Lieutenant Colonel Peter Firebrand and-No, no, this just isn't the right way to describe it.Alpha Outpost Blues is the tale of the Blue Army, which consists of several crazy, murderous, sociopathic if not downright insane soldiers, as they deal with all sorts of crap that goes against logic, physics, common sense and damn near everything else one can imagine. When they aren't fighting enemies from their past or back-from-the-dead no-longer-allies, they're either finding underground caves, Forerunner ships, magical crystals, or simply fighting among themselves.There are occasionally underlying plots, but these generally take a back seat compared to the wacky hijinks the characters get themselves into.They have since moved on to a new planet, Tribute and the new RP can be found here
Black and Gray Morality: The RP has shown to have a corrupting effect on the players, because relatively nice characters have insanity in a month. The most sane person is Major Tori Roberts, who's method are pretty standard. The most insane person is Cam, who loves the base itself more than the people inside it.
Cam summed it up nicely with, "This base is a black hole that consumes all innocence and sanity. That's what makes us us."
Cool Car: The Warthog that is customized and pimped by WO-2 Marc Draak. It has an auto-target gun on the back with 5 barrels and a Electric Discharge Grenade launcher. It has multiple layers of plating and is the fastest vechicle around.
Thijs and Indy made a pretty cool forklift.
It has two mini mac cannons and a slipspace engine. Yeah, its pretty fucking cool.
Fun with Foreign Languages: A lot of the writers come from the Netherlands, so one can occasionally find a whole page of dutch conversation between characters. The other soldiers must have an extremely specific Weirdness Censor for them to accept their usually english-speaking coworkers to suddenly break out in Dutch despite having no history of even being in the Netherlands.
Man Child: As is the case when mostly fully grown characters are authored by mostly teenagers, just about everyone fits this trope.
Mary Sue:On the surface, it seems like many people are this trope, but everyone dislikes each other, and aren't perfect.
Moral Event Horizon: The Captain's gleeful torture and prompt execution of Jason by way of a drug to induce the worst possible memories in the subject. Speaking as his creator, it was at that point the Captain became truly irredeemable in my eyes.
Everyone else viewed said creator crossing this when his "good" character killed a cat. Immediate ban.
Not just killed, but beat, skinned, and cooked said cat before burying the remaining three.
Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Considering that most of the character names are not only made up by the players, but also based on their on-line usernames, this tends to pop up quite often.
No Fourth Wall:What so ever. The fourth wall is more like a fourth door. We have had a few people go into the game. Yes, actual people. In a forum game.
OCC Insanity: Every once in awhile, when the thread is inactive, you can find pages upon pages of random, senseless Out of Character discussion. One time, the Admins came back to find 15+ pages of Fetish preferences.