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Based on/heavily influenced by a novel of the same name by Christopher Golden.
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Tin Men



Facing continuous political upheaval, massive economic collapse, a major energy crisis, and environmental disaster on a global scale, the world has been engulfed in chaos of near apocalyptic proportions. The EU and other World-wide organizations have collapsed, and alliances are breaking down as countries compete with one another for the world's dwindling resources. In this sea of anarchy, the only thing that separates order from anarchy, as nations wage free-for-all-battle for survival and supremacy, is the military might of the United States, who are determined to keep the peace- whether other countries want them to or not.

But such unprecedented conflict worldwide requires as unprecedented of a military force. Enter the Remote Infantry Corps: robotic soldiers deployed in warzones around the world, controlled by human operators thousands of miles from the action. These Remote Infantry- dubbed Tin Men, are highly resilient machines, unfazed by fatigue and possessing of the intellect and decision making prowess only a trained soldier could provide. While the Tin Men are not indestructible, the soldiers piloting these machines have little to fear about possible injuries or sickness. Immune to injury and death, and seemingly untiring, this new breed of American warrior has a battlefield edge that's all but unstoppable. With their powerful new tools of war, the American military has forcefully begun policing the entire world, and bringing its anarchy to heel.

Or so it would seem.

When a routine patrol through the civil-war stricken streets of Syria goes awry and the men and women of the 1st Remote Infantry Division finds themselves cut off from headquarters, they must make a desperate push out of hostile territory towards home. However, such a daunting task is easier said than done, and far less simpler than originally believed.

With the men and women of the 1st Remote Infantry Division finding themselves facing up against foreign nations, sick and tired of being under the heel of American occupation; anarchists, ranks swelling with rocket-wielding “Bot Killers”; and even each other, it’s the worst possible time for the Tin Men to face their most crucial mission. An economic summit under terrorist attack, the U.S. president running for his life, and more, the Tin Men must take the fight to the next level—if they want to be the last combatants standing, and not the first of their kind to fall forever.


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Hello and welcome to the interest check for 'Tin Men', a military RP based in the alternate near-future, when America has become something of a Freedom enforcing equivalent of the schoolyard bully, forcing its will upon the smaller, less influential nations. In this alternate universe, organizations such as NATO, EU, the UN, etc still exist, but are considerably less powerful or influential. America is not the only major power in the world, however, due to the energy crisis and general economic crash the world is in, most countries tend to keep to themselves and look out primarily for their own interests. Thus America has taken upon itself the role of international peacekeeper, and have deployed its forces to various locations across the world- much to the chagrin of other nations.

Political intrigue aside, this RP will focus primarily on the struggles and tribulations of a single squad of the 1st Remote Infantry Division, as they struggle to survive in an increasingly hostile place. This RP will try to adhere to some sense of realism, and will aim to be a dark and gritty military RP- so if those aren't your cup of tea, this probably isn't the RP for you. I want this RP to focus on a relatively small group, so I'm going to try to put the character limit at 4-5 players total. As such, this RP is not first come, first served.
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"Bulldog 07 Checking in," responded Corporal Elton Ward, United States Marine Corps.
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Sup boys.
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Consider me interested.
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I'm also interested, though I've already submitted a sheet--great concept.
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Full F I R E T E A M waddap :V
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@vietmyke Should I add detailed equipment to my sheet, I thought in the CS it was just asking for what gear our shell would have.
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@DeadDrop You can add more detail if you'd like. As long as it gets the point across really.

Anyway, I'll get feedback for the rest of the CS's tomorrow
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@DeadDrop You can add more detail if you'd like. As long as it gets the point across really.

Anyway, I'll get feedback for the rest of the CS's tomorrow


Alright, I added some detail, thanks for the clarification.
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@CaptainBritton and @icmasticcs' character sheets are both accepted. I'll quickly get mine written up and we'll get started!

This means that as of now, Tin Men is now closed to further interest and character applications.
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Hype.
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Excited to try something new, RP-wise anyway.
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Two Corporals, should we bump Ward to Sgt B)?
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While everyone is part of the same squad, they're not necessarily the same fireteam- they'll just happen to be corralled together when the shit hits the fan.
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While everyone is part of the same squad, they're not necessarily the same fireteam- they'll just happen to be corralled together when the shit hits the fan.


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While everyone is part of the same squad, they're not necessarily the same fireteam- they'll just happen to be corralled together when the shit hits the fan.


HUA!
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Welcome abaord, icmasticc!
She graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA and academic scholarship offers to many of North Carolina's best and brightest universities. Her time spent in Student Government opened doors to external organizations that would set her up with work to gain experience during her college years and a guaranteed job upon acquisition of a Bachelors Degree.

I had to chuckle about this passage of your character's bio. It seems the truth of the matter is, a Bachelor's Degree no longer cuts it. I know a woman who has a BA in legal studies and is certified/qualified as a Paralegal. She had difficulty finding a job and there are way too many attorneys in Massachusetts. She applied for a job at the District Court level. A woman who worked at Dunkin' Donuts across the street got the job with no experience or education. In her case it was all about who you know rather than what you know. But I've gotten the impression that young people in college are finding it better to just continue on and get their Master's degree if they are able because the job market sucks. You got people with BAs flipping burgers at McDonald's nowadays.

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@Gunther
It's all about connections :P
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@Gunther

Oh, trust me, I fully agree with you. I've literally had this conversation with other people and I feel the exact same way. It's pretty ridiculous the state of our affairs at present in regards to employment and college education. I only limited Varrina to Bachelors Degree as a means to convey that due to the organizations she was affiliated with during that time, she would only need the first tier of completed college education to secure herself a job.
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