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Space. The Final Frontier...OF ROCK AND ROLL!



UFO sighting at a rock concert...they're breakin' the law, breakin' the law.

TL;DR Summary:

  • Science Fiction Comedy
  • A rock band is abducted from Earth through shady contracting practices and loopholes in Terran and Interstellar law...and put on tour in Space.
  • The characters should be the band. If there's interest, we can expand to roadies and groupies.
  • Sex, Drugs and Rock N' Roll, but no probing without mutual consent.
  • Plot is inspired by "Space Jam," "This is Spinal Tap," the Rolling Stones, "Year Zero" (novel) and the work of Douglas Adams.
  • Yeah, rock. Let's face it, a rock band is going to get the most out of debauchery on a galactic scale. I don't see J-Pop artists doing all the drugs, do you?
  • Please post sheets in the OOC; there are instructions and a template provided there.
  • In all OOC and character sheet posts, can you please tag @HeySeuss? This is a convenient way to notify me that there is a post. On all IC posts, we should be tagging everyone in the RP.

In Character Info:

Not everything that's happened at a rock concert has to do with the drugs, though that certainly helps give everything that can happen, such as alien fan invasions at rock festivals, into the category of plausible deniability. Not everyone is smashed or baked, but no one takes reports of weird shit happening at these concerts seriously anymore. Good thing, otherwise the question of whether or not Humanity is alone would have been a moot one a long time ago.

Interstellar culture has been a fan of music since the 1960's, which is when the space race started, SETI was built and other things were put into place. As soon as alien anthropologists picked up the radio waves emanating from Earth in their study vessels, they started studying Earth culture with a heightened interest. Compared to the advanced standards of the aliens, Human art was laughably primitive, acting was 'so bad, it's good' and so on and so forth.

But what humanity had to offer was music. Aliens loved the music precisely because they were so bad at it, whereas Humanity could hit the sweet spot, every time. Often imitated but never duplicated, the hardest core of alien fans would try to sneak onto Earth just to attend a concert. But because of reasons, such as interstellar law, aliens were prohibited from making actual contact with Humanity, who were a long way off from becoming technologically advanced enough to cope with their place in the galaxy. As a stopgap measure, LSD was introduced into rock concerts by the galactic authorities as part of a damage control scheme designed to minimize the impact of these blockade running music fans.

The live concert was the ultimate temptation for whateverillions of Alien fans, dying to see humans first hand.

Enter the band; just getting famous off that first album, taking the rock-loving world by storm...and tragically perishing in a freak bus accident on ice somewhere in Canada.

They're a long way from home, and they have a legion of screaming, tentacle-waving fans waiting for them in packed arenas, literally everywhere.

Out of Character Info:

First and foremost, this RP is definitely a parody. The characters are a long way from home and forced to play for nefarious, shady aliens that want to make money off a real, live touring human band. There's a lot of choices to be made by the characters, such as do they try to escape, do they try to rally alien allies to their cause? Do they bother to go home? Would they even be allowed to go home without being mind-wiped?> So in a sense, they are captives, albeit pampered, beloved captives that have to figure out where they want to go with this.

I personally envision a rock band like the Stones, Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, Van Halen or Stone Temple Pilots because these groups have a debauched reputation and I think that it's a much more fun RP if our characters are not paragons of self-discipline.

Beyond that, I'm all ears on variations on the plot and where it can be taken. If we're laughing a bit as we write, we're in the right place.

As to standards, I think about five paragraphs per post max, not too much, is a good place to go with this.
Hidden 3 yrs ago Post by Erklings25
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@HeySeuss Man! I'm making a CS!
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I am too, making a Bass Player.
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I've called dibs on the drummer, so don't go making a drummer.
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Can I call guitarist?
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I got dibs on synths!
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I'll be honest; if you want the character role, get the sheet up. The whole dibs calling thing is a little restrictive as I've seen people call it and then never deliver.
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Then get the sheet up I shall.
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There are a few inconsistencies between the Titanpad sheet and the one on the Char tab, which one should we rely more upon @HeySeuss?
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Titanpad is the most up to date, I did a typo on the sheet page. Now the sheet page is corrected to the Titanpad standard.
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@HeySeuss Cheers.
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I'll be honest; if you want the character role, get the sheet up. The whole dibs calling thing is a little restrictive as I've seen people call it and then never deliver.


Very, very good adivce friend.
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Also, highly recommend going Rolling Stones if you're looking for inspirational music here. That's definitely what I am digging into as I get ready to write here. Beggar's Banquet (1968) - Goat's Head Soup (1973) era. Should also research this: Altamont Free Concert
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Here's my sheet.

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@bluetommy2 Hah, the finger severing bit and the empathy centers thing was comedy gold. He's in.
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@HeySeuss Thank you kindly!
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@HeySeussI spent the past few hours putting this together from scratch. I should eat breakfast.

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@Dud Looks good. Get him in there.
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I have decided that I am going to play the AI of the Tourship rather than a musician. It will slyly mislead them into amusing encounters with new drugs and alien beings looking to get down.
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I have decided that I am going to play the AI of the Tourship rather than a musician. It will slyly mislead them into amusing encounters with new drugs and alien beings looking to get down.


This is going to be fun!
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