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g e a r s




GEARs is a sci-fi roleplaying game with anthropomorphic (or furry) player characters piloting transformable combat mecha.

It is inspired by the 'real robot' genre of anime, specifically Macross but also Gundam, Patlabor, Eureka 7 and numerous other anime are inspirations, as are other works of science fiction.
The game features a detailed and rich world and setting, where the nations of the planet of Arvara stand on the precipice of war as they clash over ideologies, revelations, and secrets rippling through their society. And underneath it all is the question of where their species came from, what happened to their creators, and what is behind all of the mysterious occurrences, violent incidents, and strange phenomena happening across the world of Arvara.
Strange and shadowy forces are massing across the surface of the planet, utilising their own customised and unusual GEARs - the titular combat mecha - and staging violent and brutal attacks around the planet.
Called to arms and assembled into new Special Operations Combat Teams and equipped with the latest Variable GEARs and equipment, the Black Knights are thrust into the heart of the action, tasked with discovering who and what is behind this, and putting a stop to this war before it threatens to engulf all of Arvara in its' flames.

Their journey will long, fraught with dangers, and each turn on the path will be full of discoveries and revelations. They will fight arduous, grueling, costly, and deadly battles against terrifying foes, and be hailed as heroes - and the things they discover will change Arvara, and perhaps even more.

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This is a reboot, retool, and remake of my original GEARs universe. In a lot of ways it is even closer to what I originally imagined the idea to be.

In it, the player characters take on the role of pilots in a new Special Forces GEAR unit named the Black Knights piloting the first units of transformable GEARs.
The game will be about the characters fighting in this unit, part of the Defence Forces of the Union of Tallorian Free States - the UTFS - which are under the threat of war from the aggressive and dystopian Valdereich Empire, as well as the rise of a disruptive and dangerous terrorist organization, and a nebulous and mysterious unknown threat that seems to be rising across the world from the unknown and locked away Western continent of Arvara.









Once we have got started and things start happening, I will also include a recap of the story so far as part of this post.
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This is a provisional draft. I just wanted to get something up here.
I shall flesh it out more later on. I do need to read more of the background information you have linked.
So I apologised if what I have written is very rudimentary.

Have to go to bed now. Let me know how this is.

Name: Linden Vihix

Callsign/Nickname: Lindsey, Lind, Lindy, Vix

Age: 26

Species: Chipmunk

Appearance: Light blue furred rodent of medium height and build. Roughly 5’5. Has a mohawk hairstyle and wears a pair of red aviator goggles which is perpetually sat on his forehead rather than being used for practical purposes. Commonly wears a black business shirt, a red tie and average trousers/jeans. Wears fingerless gloves.



Bio: Linden is nonchalant and jovial for the most part, but overestimates his abilities and find himself being passively aggressive or sarcastic if he finds himself pulling the shorter straw or on the losing side of the battle. He’ll be sure to get even or revenge if anyone bullies him or plays him for a fool. His heart is in the right place however and even though he has a habit saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, those that get to know him properly will know to take him with a pinch of salt.

Service Record: Being the runt of his family, Linden has often wanted to prove to his family that he doesn’t need brawns or height to get by. At the time, his family having non-military backgrounds would laugh at him for his pipe dreams. Dismissing him as too weak and uneducated.
Having left home one day however after a divisive family feud, he finally turned his back on them to join the military, and contact was never made again for another 6 years.
Linden decided to return home one day after multiple attempts to make contact with them failed. Upon arriving to his former home he was born and raised in, he was horrified to find it had been completely deserted with no sign or sound of any of family.
Although he is still committed to the military and regards them as his true family, he is still determined to find out what exactly happened to his biological one and hopes that one day he will uncover the truth. Perhaps the sinister happenings and rising contentions of warfare today in Arvara have something to do with their disappearance.

V-GEAR assignment: VG-0 model

V-GEAR Distinguishing features: Appearance is largely multitudes of blue with red tinted windows. Colours much akin to Linden’s outlook.

Personal Theme: Pendulum Propane Nightmares (celldweller remix)

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Name: Ryan Andrew Winters

Callsign/Nickname: Callsign:Ronin
Nicknames: Andy,Winters,Drew. Pops

Age:25

Species: wolf

Appearance:
Bio: Ryan is a quite and hard working individual. He takes being a soldier very seriously and prides himself on maintaining his best at all times. Two years married Ryan is a devoted husband to his wifeAmber. Every leave he gets he goes to see her and their daughter Isabella. In his free time Ryan has many hobbies including reading,writing letters home, weight lifting, watching news and a number of other things. When on duty Ryan shows his experience and training. He is often the one people come to for advice and to vent about military life.

Service Record: Enlisting on the day of his 18th birthday Ryan went right out of High school. Ryan was stationed with the 23rd Infantry division, after three years of active duty with the 23rd Ryan qualified for testing to be in this new unit. After a rigorous number of tests Ryan would be assigned to the Black Knights where he would spend the remainder of his deployment up until this point.

V-GEAR assignment: VG-0 model; A

V-GEAR Distinguishing features: Ryan's V gear has three prominent Dark blue paint jobs along its head mimicking the paint job he has on his helmet on the chest he has a kill tallies etched into the plate.

Personal Theme: m.youtube.com/watch?v=_pMdQmZdPVw

All characters will receive a rank once I have approved them.
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I have added the game rules to the OP, as I forgot to add them in the first place - but, to my credit, I did put the OOC up before I left for work in the morning, so I'm impressed it's as together as it was. I've also added the 18+ tag to the game, explanation for why is in the game rules section.

@VyperPunk Linden looks great so far, I like how he's shaping up. I think he'll be a good fit!

@Caliban22 Ryan is great too, I like that he's married and has a family, that's a different and interesting dynamic to explore. I also love the art too. He's definitely looking great too.

I'm putting up some info on the characters tab on important NPC's from the ships' crew, and also my own character too.
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I think I am done?
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I think I am done?


Yeah, I Ryan is good to go. Couple of minor formatting and spelling errors, but you can correct those putting him into the characters tab. I'll add him to the roster once he's in there too. He'll get a starting rank of Lieutenant as well.

My own character is up in the character tab as well.

Hope we get a few more people - slightly worried about how quiet things are D: I thought there might be a bit more interest.
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I'll swing a sheet your way in ~12 hours. Was mostly deciding what character to use.
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Sounds good to me, I'm excited to have you back in the gang :D
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Name: Imir Kelsea

Callsign/Nickname: Ray

Age: 28

Species: Hare

Appearance: 5’6”, ears not included. His fur is deep brown and becomes off-white toward the extremities, minus his ears, which have black tips. His overall build is that of a thin, longlegged athlete, with a perpetual scowl on his face. He grooms himself to the best of his ability and wears baggy clothing to make himself look bigger, but makes no attempt to stand out otherwise.

Bio: Imir is the eldest son of Amir Kelsea—one of the most accomplished living pilots in Arvara’s air racing circuit—and lived in a world of personal aviation as a result. Flying dominated his younger years, and he took up the yoke at every opportunity, but growing up brought along the realization that he’d struggle to escape his father’s shadow, driving him to more frivolous, grounded pursuits.

He’s a firm believer of strength in numbers and equates a large social circle with success, and his enlistment did nothing to change his desire for the good graces of all around him.

Service Record: Imir became a GEAR pilot and, like the many he joined, immediately blended in. He was proven exceptional on paper and in simulations. He performed well in the field and brought his GEAR back in good shape, and his posting provided few, if any, opportunities to distinguish himself.

When it came to finding pilots for the new V-GEAR squads, Imir’s high test marks and civilian pilot’s license made him an attractive recruit, despite his otherwise plain history.

V-GEAR assignment: VG-0A

V-GEAR Distinguishing features: His GEAR itself has no distinguishing features, but he does wear a pale pink flight helmet.

Personal Theme: Starset - Antigravity

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He sounds perfectly fine to me - feel free to put him into the characters tab :)
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It looks like we're going to have a small squad this time.
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Yeah, I did want to try and keep the squad small to begin with. Even with that written in, I was expecting a bit more interest. Still; we've got the minimum number to begin. I was hoping to hear from @VyperPunk to finish off her character, but she seems to have disappeared. @Caliban22 needs to move his character into the characters tab, but is fine to go, as are you.

I'll probably try and get a post up to get us at least off to a start mid-week sometime. I'm still mulling over exactly how to start us off exactly, but it should be fine.
I imagine more people may come in once we start going too - it wouldn't be the first time.
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Sorry forgot to move it, been busy the last few days.
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I'll probably try and get a post up to get us at least off to a start mid-week sometime. I'm still mulling over exactly how to start us off exactly, but it should be fine.
I imagine more people may come in once we start going too - it wouldn't be the first time.


Then lets see if I can get things squared away before then eh?
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Then lets see if I can get things squared away before then eh?


Be good if you could!
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Be good if you could!


Given some recent developments (good developments) the chance of hitting that window might have been destroyed.
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Given some recent developments (good developments) the chance of hitting that window might have been destroyed.


That's okay, I don't think I'll get the post up by the end of the week either. I'll try and do it over the weekend though. I'm going on holiday, but to somewhere with wi-fi, and I've (blissfully, joyously, wonderfully) got the week off work next week too.
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This brings back memories. Must have been 3 years i think ^^

I there room for 1 more?
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This brings back memories. Must have been 3 years i think ^^

I there room for 1 more?


There is certainly room, we have capacity for six, and at the moment we have four including myself.
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Cool. I'll proberbly write my character tomorrow. I am working late today.
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