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Minotaurs Out-Of-Character Thread

Discussion in 'RPG' started by stevenart74, May 13, 2018.

  1. Golem2God

    Golem2God Just a Kooky Kumotail serving others.

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    Don't worry captain. We are willing, waiting & praying for your safe return. Clear this obstacle with acrobatic grace and we shall move onward in our quest.
     
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  2. Ashen_Seeker

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    Do not worry. Take all the time you need
     
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  3. stevenart74

    stevenart74 Well-Known Member

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    @Golem2God ; @Nuada Airgetlam ; @Ashen_Seeker . . .

    Just wanted to ring a bell and say that I'm STILL alive. . .

    Still mired by A LOT OF ISSUES in RW (Italy has JUST stepped down from "Pandemic Total Lockdown" from NOT EVEN a Week and YET Clients are harassing Me to do "Quick Work With Meager Pays", along with Side-Projects that have ZERO meaning with My Professional Expertises. . .!!). . .

    . . . . .

    The MOST that I can offer You is some "Half-Finished Concept Works" for Your Characters that I'm drawing with the excuse of "Proof of Concepts" for some Italian Comic Magazines and Illustration Studios. . .

    The style needed that I have to reach is "More Or Less" what is represented by two Best-Selling BW Magazines of the Italian Editor "Sergio Bonelli Editore"; that are named "Dragonero" (a sort of World-Of-Warcraft heavy inspired Fantasy War Comic) and "Nathan Never" (that started HEAVILY toward "Blade Runner" inspired Cyberpunk-Noir, but is now quite veering toward a confuse, nonspecific "Solar System Exploration Saga" that SEEMS to be inspired by "The Expanse" and similar Netflix Sci-Fi. . .!!). . .

    Other stuff that I'm working on for prospective clients is "Somehow" inspired by Warhammer 40.000, but NOT of the HEAVY and EXTRA-COLOURED style of Covers of Manuals and Novel-Books, but rather a simpler "BW Lineart" good for a "Lighter Touch". . .

    . . . . .

    Wanted to warn that MOST of the "Concept Roughs" that I will post for Your Characters would be "Influenced" by these kind of Art Styles. . .

    . . . . .

    As for WHEN starting the RPG Campaign proper, I HOPE that ALL My HARD Work will leave Me free ENOUGH to start (without OTHER Issues and Harassements. . .) from 5 to 10 Days, but could NOT nail down a MORE precise detail. . . . .!!!

    Let Me know if You need some more specifics about it all. . .!!
     
  4. Golem2God

    Golem2God Just a Kooky Kumotail serving others.

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    So you are saying that we might start that soon? Very well. I'll look forward to our future interactions.
     
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  5. Nuada Airgetlam

    Nuada Airgetlam Nazis sod off ///

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    Yup, looking forward to it :)
     
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  6. stevenart74

    stevenart74 Well-Known Member

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    @Golem2God , @Nuada Airgetlam , @Ashen_Seeker . . .

    Good Morning (at least where I'm I, Northwest of Italy, is early morning); how are You all. . .??

    I HOPE (as I'm solving, in a manner or the other, ALL the issues of RW that plagues Me) that from the early start of Next Week, (AT MOST near the NEXT Weekend, if unforeseen complications arises) we could plan the start of the Campaign. . .

    Also. . .

    Just half an hour ago another Forumite expressed the intention to know if there were available places to join. . .

    On My part I have NO ISSUES, though I explained clearly WHAT were the expectations of the Game and the "Premises" underscored by the Three "Titular Player Characters" (You, along with some ideas by the 2 Players that HAD unfortunately to bow out, but that I STILL keep their Characters around as "NPC Sidekicks Tag-Along"). . .

    As the FIRST Interexchanges between Player-Characters and GM-Driven N.P.C. will be "Roleplay Heavy" to "Set The Mood" between the "Elite Long Range Recon Squad" and their "Mercenary Commanders" THEN I personally think that will be NO problem if the new, prospective Player is not YET "100% Sure" of His PC skillsets and wargear. . .

    He could start "Roleplay" while "Nailing Down Last Details" with the GM; all the while We set the Game on-course. . .

    . . . . .

    Let Me know what all You think about it. . . . .!!!
     
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  7. Ashen_Seeker

    Ashen_Seeker Well-Known Member

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    Fine by me.

    Personally, if I have to change something for my PC, no problem.
     
  8. stevenart74

    stevenart74 Well-Known Member

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    Very well. . .

    Detailed all the extant Players "Specialties" to the prospective other one joining. . .

    So that could be decided how to better "Fit In". . .
     
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  9. Golem2God

    Golem2God Just a Kooky Kumotail serving others.

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    @stevenart74 So when you say,
    Does this mean a new thread for the RP will be posted soon? If so me and anyone else could start their character's journey/arrival to Knossos Island and get aquatinted with the surroundings until the eventual meet-up.
    We will be getting another player? When will we meet him/her? Any hints on what kind of character he or she is picking/creating?
     
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  10. stevenart74

    stevenart74 Well-Known Member

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    Other Prospective Player wanted to play some sort of "Haqqislamite Medic" MORE Academic and LESS Combat Oriented. . .

    Some sort of "Hakim Nerd" perhaps, but I suggested investin ALSO in "Social Skillset & Talents". . .

    Explained the STRONG points, and the "Weakpoints" of the extant Players Characters, so could be refined further the Options Available. . .

    BOTH "Investing in Something Else" OR "Extra Support Of Extant Specialization" would be GOOD for the Team. . .

    EITHER You are "Widespreading" Your Options, or are Hyper-Specialized in a narrower "Field Of Tasks". . .

    . . . . .

    As for "Character First Meeting" will soon start to write-up something, WHEN will be ready THEN every Player would be free to write HIS "Personal Insight" on the "Team Joining". . . . .!!!
     
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  11. Nuada Airgetlam

    Nuada Airgetlam Nazis sod off ///

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    I'm all for starting RP.
     
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  12. Ashen_Seeker

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    If needed, I can change from medic to more command and control, officer/diplomatic role
     
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  13. stevenart74

    stevenart74 Well-Known Member

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    MORE Medics is a "Bonus" based on the Game Mechanics. . .

    Collaborative Efforts are an EXCELLENT method of generating "Focus Bonus" and Extra Momentum to difficult, grievous wounds (like being "Claw Mauled" by ONE of the 25-Twenty-Five MILLIONS of Antipodes living on Planet Dawn !!!) or insidious "Poisoning / Diseases / Cosmic Radiation" afflictions. . .

    Also be careful if the BEST "Team Medic" is the one needing First Aid or even "Advanced Surgery". . .!!

    It is important for ALL the Players to be "On The Same Level" about what are the Expertises that the "Alpha Fireteam" will try to specialize on. . . . .!!!
     
  14. stevenart74

    stevenart74 Well-Known Member

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    @Nuada Airgetlam . . .

    Hopefully TOMORROW Evening I will be able to "Open Up" the New Thread of "Fireteam Alpha". . .

    There will be a Post for EACH Player, dedicated to the "Setting Premises" of the "First Meeting" between each Character. . .

    Will also, SHOULD also be ready some rough Character Concept Arts for ANYONE of the Player-Characters. . .
     
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  15. stevenart74

    stevenart74 Well-Known Member

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    There WERE some other "Potential Tentative Players" that contacted Me some time ago. . .

    As they were RATHER "TAG Oriented" for an "Heavy Warfare Campaign" and YOU have selected "Lighter Touches" then I have decided to START recruiting for ALSO anotther Game, this one based with TAG Pilots on Svarhalheima. . .

    The Plot-Hooks are the SAME (the "Criminal Masterminds" behind Your foes HERE on Dawn will be the SAME behind the "Sovereign Insurrectionists" on Svarhalheima. . .!!) but "Game Campaign Synch" is OBVIOUSLY not required. . .

    . . . . .

    Fear NOT. . . . .

    FIRST THIS GAME will be started in a RELIABLE way. . .

    THEN THAT GAME

    Would be tentatively scheduled, based on the possibilities of Players and Gamemaster alike. . .

    Should ONE of You want to Join ALSO that Game, then YOU ARE WELCOME. . . . . .!!!
     
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    stevenart74 Well-Known Member

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    Still some unforeseen issues that are harassing Me, but I still am on track. . .

    . . . . .

    Will write down a PERSONALIZED "Entry" for anyone; these are the "Rough Ideas" OBVIOUSLY moddable by Player Wishes. . .


    1°) @Golem2God

    My idea is to have Your character yet onboard the "Carrier Flagship" of the Minotaurs Mercenary Brigade, the so called "Black Sails" (an hint to BOTH the Terran Legend of "Teseum Versus The Minotaur of Crete" AND to the practice of "Letter Of Marque Privateer Corsairs" that attacked ENEMY Pirate Ship, at the harbour, during night, with Sails tinted by Black Tar to be NOT seen even on full moon nights). . .

    You will be with Lord Greywulf and his wife, Katya, to greet the NEWEST acquisitions of the Merc Group. . .

    You deicide WHO and WHEN the other "Old Acquaintances" of the Minotaurs are with You




    2°) @Ashen_Seeker

    You will reach soon Planet Dawn, with a Merchantile Cargo from Haqqislam, detached from a Circular JUST arrived on Orbit of the Ariadnan Homeworld; You and the "Entoruage" will be fitted with Wargear and Weapons, as the "Pretense" of being a Rich, Bored, Jaded "High Socialite" from Bourak could be dropped off, as the Cargo is PART of the "Joint Operation" and exchanges precious "Haqqislamite Biochemicals" with refined Teseum Ingots (JUST "Liberated" from "Unlawful Mining Operations" on the Ariadnan Borders; in fact MANY of these have STILL the "Marks" of Yujingese Zaibatsus or Pan-O Lobby-Corps). . .

    You know that You will be given "Formal Responsibility" and "Legal Check" of the SMALL, "Hyper-Elite Bodyguard Team" that will be IN EFFECT a "Merc Black Ops Squad" operating on Planet Dawn at behest of the Commercial Concerns of Ariadnans+Haqqislam+Nomad Nations. . .

    As for what "Legal Stats" means, You are DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATIVE (with LIMITED Immunity) of a Trading Merchant Guild from Bourak, You are a Haqqislam Army Officer "On Extended Sabbatical Leave", You are a "Shaikh of the Quran and an Imam" (as for "Religious Figures Legal Rights" goes, PARTICULARLY important if You will face Pan-Oceanian Knights on duty) and ALSO a "Theological Field Researcher from New Alamut Study Center" (that in O12 "Black Parlance" TRULY means Your Actions are ENDORSED by the Hashashin Order and the "Old Man Of The Mountain"). . .

    Should ALSO all this stuff being NOT enough, You have a "Fake Digital Persona" on BOTH Mayasphere AND Arachne that gives You the "Influencer Status" of a rich, vapid, easily bored FILTHY RICH "Handsome Desert Prince" that throws Haqqislamite Shekhels at Parties, is ALWAYS Surrounded by young and beautiful people and search EVER new, exciting sensation. . .

    You Hashashin "Cleaning Maid" (the Lasiq Sniper) has ALSO a "Fake Maya Persona" of a "Paparazzi Scandal Journalist" that will ALWAYS found YOU EVEN in the MOST "Secure Privè Halls and Blackrooms" and DETAILS Your "scandalous behaviour" that is APPARENTLY quite shocking from Haqqislamite Moral Standard, but IN REALITY is JUST "Skirting Haram Practices" (so that You could entice SUPERFICIAL Crime Kingpins and Bawds to BELIEVE You are a "Gullible Hyperelite Mark"). . .



    . . . . .



    3°) @Nuada Airgetlam



    You are onboard a "Daraani Stealth Corvette" of the Tohaa Errant Fleet; You are hailing from Paradiso Frontline on "Extended Leave of R&R" and hava a "String Of Believable Anecdotes" that will make People with JUST a passing, superficial Knowledge of Tohaa Military to BELIEVE You are a "Middle Rank Officer" of Spiral Corps (that is in reality FAKE; You do NOT trust the Motivations of "Spiral Commanders"). . .



    The "Oversea Meeting" with the Ariadnan-Based Mercs is DUE by the fact that, according "Alliance Protocols" the Tohaa Stealthships could NOT go anywhere they please in the Human Sphere. . .



    The Ship (that is the MOST PRECIOUS ASSETT of the "Tohaa Secret Allies" of the Minotaurs) is ALSO carrying NOT ONLY YOU, and Your small "Elite Pherolinked Squad" but ALSO precious "Tohaa Viral Biotech" that is NOT ONLY "Banned by Concilium Convention" but NOT EVEN Known to O12 Regulators. . .



    Some of that stuff is due for the SMALL Tohaa Research Team on "New Knossos Island" (the "Home Base" of the Minotaurs) and some will be given to the Haqqislamites of the Merchant Cargo that will SPEEDILY go back to Al-Medinaat Biolabs that are EAGERLY awaiting that SUPER PRECIOUS Stuff to FURTHER advanced Haqqislam Mastery of HUMAN Biotech. . .



    You are a VETERAN of the War with the Combined Army (I do NOT remember HOW MUCH Tohaa Biotech Anagathics Drugs extend a "Normal Humanoid Lifespan" but we could GUESS SAFELY that You fought the E.I. Minions for 50, 75, EVEN 100 "Terran Years"). . .



    Some of that "Eternal Conflict" was expended by REGROWING back an Organic Body slaughtered by the HORRIBLE "Voodootech Arsenal" of the Combined Army (You have a "Biomech Equivalent" of the Humans Cube, E.I.-Tampering 100% SAFE !!!). . .



    But You have KILLED more than BE KILLED; if You like it MAYBE Your BEST war trophy, hanging from Your neck, could be the "Nexus Core CPU" of an Aspect of the Evolved Intelligence, corroded by Your Viral Custom Ammunition. . .



    You choose:

    It could be an Heavy-Artillery Support-Gunner Avatar, an Insidious Anathemathic "Ninja Assassin", a Charontid "Frontline Officer", a Pneumarch V.I.P. with WIDESPREAD base of "Political Puppets" and so on. . .



    It was OBVIOUSLY "Restored by E.I. Databanks" and is OBVIOUSLY searching for a "Vendetta Rematch" but, as You are "Owning" the LAST uprecorded "E.I. Cube" (and there were NO survivors of His subordinate troops) then the DETAILED MANNER with whom You defeated that "Aspect" is known ONLY TO YOU and could be re-employed. . .



    . . . . .



    Meanwhile I'm trying to calculate HOW BEST introduce the new Prospective Player, IMMEDIATLY or at LATER moments. . .!!
     
  17. Golem2God

    Golem2God Just a Kooky Kumotail serving others.

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    Sounds interesting. I'll go with your beginning route. I guess Mr. & Mrs. Greywulf have taken a liking to the American Irish-Scott from Earth.
     
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    stevenart74 Well-Known Member

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    @Golem2God ; @Ashen_Seeker ; @Nuada Airgetlam . . .

    The Player that wants to join Your "Special Forces Paramilitary Investigation Squad" is @dakara . . .

    Wants to play another Haqqislamite (probably from WILDLY differents Cultural-Geographical zones than the "Dashing Desert Prince Khawarji Officer") that is a "Social Combat Specialist" kind of Character; with a lot of Submondo Ties and specialized contacts with Shady Dealers (the ones that are ALLIED with the "Minotaurs Concerns" so "Allied with Criminals Predating on rapacious Pan-O Lobbies, dyspotic Yujing Zaibatsuses and overarching, oppressive "A.L.E.P.H. Overseers" !!!) but is QUITE open to change and tweak some details after exchanging opinions with You guys. . .

    At the moment THIS is the "Rough Resume" of the "Player Stage" (Open to change something if ALL the Players feel some "Last Minute Directional Changes would be MORE amusing for Roleplay):

    . . . . .

    Basically the Player Characters are "Three-Tiered" with "Not-So-Overlapping" specializations in three "Interlinked" fields of expertise:

    1°) @Golem2God is playing a Earth-Born "Scotland American" (so an Highlander Clan that emigrated towards the "New World" at the onset of 1600-1700 BC) that is:

    Rugged Survivalist Frontiersman + Stealth Sniper Ranger + Brutal Close Combat specialist

    2°) @Ashen_Seeker is playing a Character that "Presents" the facade of a vapid, stupid, easily bored, always jaded "Young Arab Prince Playboy" surrounded by an "Harem" of beautiful subservient babes (in reality "Personal Secretary" is Odalisque Biomech Cyborg; "Silent House Maid" is Hashashin Lasiq Eliminatrix and "Foulmouthed Loud She-Driver" is Halqa Veteran Naffatun-Trained) and with a passion for Exotic Pets (in reality His "Sakt Tadeer" is part of a project to save the endangered "Alpha Predator" of Bourak with Nomad Genesplicing and Paramilitary Genemods, it is a Stealth Combat Monster). . .

    Khawarji Red-Turban Hakim + Runihura Army Supersoldier + Rich Haqqislamite Patriot of Noble Birth

    3°) @Ashen_Seeker is playing a Character that is a Tohaa "Not Eldar" (that is, compared to the Arrogant, Self-Centered, Megalomaniac "Perfect Humanoids" of Warhammer 40.000); a Tohaa that believes, after witnessing firsthand the HORRORS that could be unleashed by the Evolved Intelligence's Combined Army, that Human Sphere is the BEST chance of survival for the Tohaas, BUT as "Brothers-In-Arms" and NOT "Just Another Potential Client Slave Race". . .

    Has a dedicated "Corporal of the Biomedic Corps" Attendant of the Tohaas, a customized "Mega-Surda Symbiobeast" (that resemble more an "Alien Rhino / Triceratop Dinosaur"), a Tireless "Chaksa Porter" sort of Organic Baggage Mulebot and a tiny, psychotic Kaauri-Reex "Hybrid Escort"; the Character (Pluridecorated "Gunnery Sergeant At Arms" War Hero) is:

    Tohaa Frontline Combat Specialist + Paramedic Viral Warfare Expert + Pheromone Pack Master

    4°) I guess there is AMPLE space to personalize along these "Group Premises" the Character of @dakara in the manner that ALL of You MOST like to play in an amusing manner a Roleplaying Game personage group from the Infinity Wargame. . .

    At the moment I think HIS Character is centered on:

    Submondo Secret Agent + Shady Smuggling Dealer from Bourak + Warcor Drone Cameraman

    Specialized in "Light Touch Combat" with all manner of Pistols (Long-Burst Machinepistols, Heavy Barrelled Handcannons, Silenced "Target Olympic Sidearm Handguns" for special kind of Bullets and "Rare ammo") and Daggers (Haqqislamites long curved "Toxic Added Gumias" or "Viral Acid Jambyias"); as befitting His cover of "Mayasphere Influencer" and "Arachne Gossip Paparazzi" is able to control, coordinate, master-puppet a LOT of "Flying Camera Drones" (a "Swarm" of tiny, unobtrusive, elegant, refined "Silent Metal Spheres" in HIGH TIER Hypersocialite "Glitterati Event"; 2-3 Rough, Battered-But-Still-Sturdy, Heavy-Duty "Warcor Tau Flying Saucers" when in a "Frontline Field Assignement"). . . . .

    Whatever lacking Skillsets, Talents, Wargear Specializations STILL are much needed to the group could be provided by JUST tweaking a little the "Now NPC" support character of the Group (the one that was written by a Player that had to bow-out); that is guiding around the Team "VTOL" with 2-3 "Anti-Antipode Drones" (built on reverse-enginereed "O12 Sirius Frames"); is a sort of:

    Morlock Cybernetic-Maniac rather than Biotech-Centered + Heavy Duty Drone Mechanic + Paramilitary Vehicle Hacker
     
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  19. Nuada Airgetlam

    Nuada Airgetlam Nazis sod off ///

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    You tagged me wrong in #3 ;)

    It all sound right, and awesome :) I'm not sure about the 'rematch' choice, they all either seem like something that we either won't see coming for us (politician, assassin), something we don't have tools to deal with (heavy Avatar) or a fairly bland "mirror" of my own character (the military commander). Maybe others could chime in, since I'm bringing this baggage for everyone else as well :D
     
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    @Nuada Airgetlam . . .

    Sorry for the wrong tagging; lot's a copy-pasting will cuase these mishaps. . .

    As for the "Nemesis Dire Foe Aspect" of the E.I. that You defeated could ALSO be some sort of "Biomechanical Horror" that You DID not THINK the Human Sphere has YET seen. . .

    If You like it more, COULD also be a HIGH LEVEL officer of the Morats, the Shaasvastii, an "Nexus Officer" Unidron Drone of unparalleled power, a "Darth Maul" Umbra Legate or THE WORST OPTION possible: a Sygmaa "Dark Mirror" that believe YOU are betraying the "True Free Tohaas". . .

    What I was thinking was, IF YOU LIKE Your Character to be the "Alien Artichoke Version" of "Master Chief from H.A.L.O." (so You are wearing a "Biotech Version" of the "Mjolnir MK5 Powersuits" of the Spartans) then the "Dire Foe" could be equated to the "Arbiter", the most honourable and brave representant of the "Sangheili Paladins" of the Covenants Alliance from H.A.L.O. Franchise. . .

    But You are right. . .

    Discussing this "Infinity Levele Threat" with the other Players is wise and far-thinking. . . . .!!!
     
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