THE SLORG!In the not very distant future from the world today, an apocalypse finally happened, just as crazy religious conspiracy nuts the world over had been expecting it to just about every year. And it wasn't some sissy giant flood or natural disaster spam apocalypse either; this apocalypse meant business. Practically overnight, every bad thing from classic horror stories became real. Zombies, werewolves, vampires, gargoyles, demons, and even things that are more limited to specific places, like wendigos and mummies; and that's certainly not all of them. Worse still is that none of them really seemed all that interested in things like peace, seducing teenage girls with their naked abs, or sparkling in the sunlight. Despite how a lot of people liked to think about these things to bring twists to the original versions, they turned out really be evil, with very, very few exceptions. However, there were a few things the old stories got wrong after all. Turns out a stake to the heart isn't the only way to kill a vampire, and the same goes for silver against werewolves. Those are just the easy ways; when up against modern marvels such as fully automatic guns and handy explosives, their supposed immortality against mortal weaponry didn't hold up. Plus the fact that a lot of them can only be active at night, and even those that could be active in the day tend to be inactive until nighttime, meant that half the time they weren't really a problem. So despite an apocalypse happening and over half the world population dieing, things didn't totally collapse. Most of the governments are still in power and hold roughly the same areas they did before. People for the most part now stay in big community buildings and barracade them to hold out against the monsters at nighttime. Military forces are being used in the most troublesome areas, such as literal portals to hell, while police forces are now the people in charge of making sure those community buildings stay safe during the night. Of course, but how then to go on the offensive in less troublesome areas? The solution, as most governments have adopted, is to put blanket bounties on all the monsters, priced according to how dangerous they are. And so, five years after the start of the apocalypse, the profession of bounty hunting resurrected, with a bit of a new feel to it. And this, is where you come in.
Welcome, this RP is based off a setting idea I came up with some years ago. Somewhat inspired by Ghostbusters, in the "team of regular people up against supernatural entities as a day-job" feel. (I say 'somewhat' as I know the plot of Ghostbusters, but have not seen it.) As you can probably tell from the intro, the party of PCs will be bounty hunters, having just joined a newly formed group of them. For those who are interested, I suppose it's time for some rules.
Now the sheet.
edited 17th Apr '12 3:13:39 PM by FirockFinion
DaymanInteresting... I might have to check this out.
edited 20th Feb '12 6:20:35 PM by MaskedAndDangerous
THE SLORG!Hmm, the character is alright, but the equipment could stand to be toned down a bit; this is an apocalypse setting and you're private contractors after all. Most of the stuff you have should be second-hand pre-apocalypse equipment, or stuff made afterward which is mostly lower in quality. There's a couple things here... The rifle is okay, but incendiary rounds as default? Unfortunately for you, no. She can certainly have some, but it would be a small amount* and finding more would be difficult and expensive. Titanium combat knife, night vision goggles, and a heat masking, noise cancelling blanket? Individually perhaps, but all together is a bit of a stretch. I'm gonna say either get rid of or significantly nerf at least one. That alright with you?
edited 20th Feb '12 5:45:54 PM by FirockFinion
THE SLORG!Alright, alright... Those teflon coated rounds, would they be the ones that are modified for armor piercing? Or the ones simply meant for reducing maintenance needs on the gun barrel? Because... Well, actually either would be difficult to get in large supply, but particularly the armor piercing ones. I guess I should make myself a bit more clear: Special ammunition in general is difficult to get in this setting. Blessed silver bullets are a bit easier since they're now more commonly produced, but the majority of that production goes to the military and police first. I'm not opposed to anyone bringing special ammo along; I'm just opposed to them bringing a lot of it/enough to never be forced to use normal ammo. I'd prefer special ammo be something used for more dire situations, not the default option.
edited 20th Feb '12 6:16:38 PM by FirockFinion
THE SLORG!Okay, looks good. Jadis has the Official Seal of GM Approval for Entry(TM). And thanks for being cooperative about it. Now, once we get like two or three more people, we can start her up.
edited 20th Feb '12 6:25:27 PM by FirockFinion
DaymanNo problem. I'm always willing to compromise with a GM, for the sake of balancing a character.
THE SLORG!Oh, derp. Before I forget, I should add that I'm planning on not having hollywood silencers in this, so the one on her gun would get rid of the muzzle flash and reduce the noise a bit, but otherwise it'd still be loud.
edited 20th Feb '12 7:10:42 PM by FirockFinion
DaymanThat is a given.
The MagnificentName: Jared Field Gender and age: Male. 28 Appearance: Tall, Broad Shouldered and Muscular. Has dark blonde hair, and bright blue eyes. Always wears a Dark Green Top Hat, and his Dark green long coat. He is 6'5, and weighs about 270 lbs. Personality: Upbeat, with a morbid sense of humor, is a bit of a Boisterous Bruiser, and (if I can write it well enough) a Large Ham. Loves knives. Backstory: Jared was a stuntman looking to become a famous actor before the apocalypse. Now he has decided to take up the only profession that is suitable for him, A bounty hunter. Equipment: A colt .45 revolver, a bowie knife, and three throwing knives. Skills: Jared is skilled in both knife fighting and hand to hand combat. Tell me what I can do to make this better, if needed.
edited 21st Feb '12 4:24:05 AM by BattleBorn
I AM BATMAN
THE SLORG!An age would be nice, if you want the exact age a secret than at least an estimate range will do. The personality and back story seem a bit lacking in detail, but I wasn't expecting masterwork anyway. Also, that top hat would get him some funny looks, but that's up to you.
edited 20th Feb '12 8:18:48 PM by FirockFinion
The MagnificentYeah, I mean I meant for the personality to be a little vague, so I would have some room to manipulate it to how it suited me. However, I wasn't so sure on the backstory myself, and I do want to work on that. But the clothing is the way I want it. Thanks for the feedback.
I AM BATMAN
THE SLORG!Sounds good. That just leaves the question of his age.
The MagnificentFixed that.
I AM BATMAN
edited 21st Feb '12 7:38:58 AM by SavageHeathen
You exist because we allow it and you will end because we demand it.
THE SLORG!@Battle Born: Alright then, Jared Field has the Official Seal of GM Approval for Entry(TM). @Savage: Sounds good. His jacket will be heavier than normal with that plating, but with his strength that wouldn't matter much. And he still wouldn't be able to aim all that accurately on the move with that machinegun, but then again that pretty much applies to everything fully auto for everyone. As long as that's understood, then Henry Lewis AKA Hot Lead has the Official Seal of GM Approval for Entry(TM). I'll see about getting a discussion page up shortly, and maybe start up the RP later today. Signups will remain open after starting, and newer players will be worked in somehow. EDIT: Discussion's up.
edited 21st Feb '12 3:25:00 PM by FirockFinion
edited 24th Feb '12 3:47:15 PM by AtomicNut
THE SLORG!Unfortunately that character back story doesn't work with the RP back story unless she's younger than five, since that's when all the supernatural stuff suddenly became real. Also, this reminds me of something I probably should have confirmed earlier. The "half human" thing is a bit of a misnomer, that people use simply because they usually can't think of anything better to use. "half humans" in this setting are monsters of the types that were once human, like Zombies, Vampires, and Werewolves, that somehow retained their original personality and humanity after turning into a monster, rather than just turn evil like the rest of them do. I think I'll probably go edit that into the first post, to avoid future confusion. EDIT: Done. My apologies for the mistake.
edited 24th Feb '12 4:01:52 AM by FirockFinion
RobotHrmm, well making it a kid would certainly not make her able to be fit as bounty hunter ... is that what you mean?
edited 24th Feb '12 4:13:58 AM by AtomicNut
THE SLORG!Yeah, unless Norse Elves grow up insanely fast or something. (Admittedly I know next to nothing about Norse Elves.) And even then she'd still technically be less than five years old.
edited 24th Feb '12 4:22:33 AM by FirockFinion
RobotNah, don't think so... they just have insanely fast gestations. Shrug. Oh well, gonna rework from scratch... Edit: S Orry, but I found this incredibly hilarious. Because we need a Team Pet.
edited 24th Feb '12 5:35:41 AM by AtomicNut
THE SLORG!-wakes up- -looks at Atomic Nut's edit- And here I thought demons would be the one thing I specifically wouldn't let players be, but gosh dangit that is just awesome in how hilarious it is. Plus you actually managed to give her skills that pretty much line up with skills I was going to give demons anyway, so there's that. Well, except for one part, but I'll get to that. I will go ahead and confirm what I think the limits of her abilities should be, so there's less chance of confusion later on, okay?
edited 24th Feb '12 3:12:16 PM by FirockFinion
RobotHmm, well, alright. She can still fly while shapeshifted or send telepathy messages of help, though? Edit: I've clarified the trigger for her being killed is if she turns a mature evil demon...
edited 24th Feb '12 3:29:00 PM by AtomicNut
Lord of the AviansInteresting. I'll fill out a sheet.
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