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Here we go! Let me know what you think!


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I'll wait for at least two more people to post CS's before putting up the first IC post. That way everyone who is currently working on a CS still has time to do so and we get some more players.

Edit: Also, the first IC post will be more of an introduction to current event's rather than, "you're here, doing this, etc." because of the somewhat sandbox like nature of the roleplay. (I do have a plot, but it's one that will unfold gradually, not instantly).
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A bump for visibility.
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Hey, I'm definitely going to be hopping in on this, I'll probably start working on a character when i get back home in a day or two
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Hey, I'm definitely going to be hopping in on this, I'll probably start working on a character when i get back home in a day or two


Alright.
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Hey, if your CS is complete, then feel free to move it to the character's tab.
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Can I bother for some elaboration on the two factions in play? There's some things that are loosely implied but never really touched on so here's a (nonexhaustive) battery of questions that should apply to both:
  • What kind of internal politics & ideologies exist?
  • What does their endgame/win condition look like?
  • What does the leadership structure look like in more detail?
  • Are the deviant membership demographics incredibly binary or more nuanced?


One last question not related to the factions I want to hit you with and then I'll stop bothering you. Are powers, being genetically derived, limited to the capability of one's own body or can they extend beyond? Classic example: telekinesis, which extends well beyond the body of the individual.
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Can I bother for some elaboration on the two factions in play? There's some things that are loosely implied but never really touched on so here's a (nonexhaustive) battery of questions that should apply to both:
  • What kind of internal politics & ideologies exist?
  • What does their endgame/win condition look like?
  • What does the leadership structure look like in more detail?
  • Are the deviant membership demographics incredibly binary or more nuanced?


One last question not related to the factions I want to hit you with and then I'll stop bothering you. Are powers, being genetically derived, limited to the capability of one's own body or can they extend beyond? Classic example: telekinesis, which extends well beyond the body of the individual.


Power's can extend well beyond and are not limited to one's own body. I know it's not scientific, but it's what I decided to go with.

As for the internal politics in both groups, the Peacekeepers are pretty much unified in their goal, believing that Devo's are a threat that needs to be contained at all costs, though not every member of the task force has the same amount of zeal or fervor for the cause. As a matter of fact, some members of the Peacekeepers, albeit behind closed doors, sympathise with the plight of Deviants.

In regards to the internal politics of the D.R.M, since it is made up of all different kinds of people from all walks of life, it is more of a mashup of views, many of which conflict with each other. For example, some Devo's in the D.R.M think that involving those without powers is a huge risk, while other's see it as the first step towards the creation of a new, more equal, world.

When it comes to ideologies, the Peacekeepers have one driving principle behind them, and that is to keep non-devo's safe at all costs until those in power tell them otherwise. This ideology obviously doesn't allow for much mercy or open sympathy towards Devo's, as they are seen as the threat. Of course, this is just their main ideology. The personal ideologies of each member are as varied as you can imagine. The best way I can sum it up, is that they, mostly, believe they're doing the right thing and that the end justifies the means.

As for the D.R.M, their ideology is simple. Fight back against the system and create a world where Deviants are actually treated like human beings. Now, since the group is a mix of different people, not everyone uses the same methods to achieve this goal. There have even been some member's, in the past, who wanted to enslave non-devo's and create a new world where those with powers are the one's in charge. Of course, most don't end up following through on their desire for revenge and continue to follow the groups main goal instead. There's only been one instance, years ago, where a member (who I will not reveal for...ahem reasons) was expelled for taking such extreme actions.

The win condition for the Peacekeepers, is simply rounding up all Devo's, chipping em, placing them in Compounds (or a different designated area if there is no more room in any of the Compounds), and then monitoring them until those in government decide what to do with them.

The win condition for the D.R.M is more...long term. Obviously they want to change the way the rest of humanity sees and treats Deviants, hopefully creating a more fair and equal world in the process, but such change takes time. Lots of it. A more immediate win condition though, would be something like freeing, sheltering, and training a certain amount of Devo's in an area.

As for their structures, the Peacekeepers have one single administrator, with a team of secretaries and aides at their disposal who operates out of the Onyx Tower, who organises and oversees the various commander's and their squads, sending them out on assignments, manages stockpiles, keeps track of ammo and other item's, etc. The administrator also receives and acts on info or orders given to them by the UN or other governments the UN recognizes.

The D.R.M's leadership, as said before, is much less structured. There aren't any official leaders to report to, but individuals who have earned the right to be called or looked to as leader's because of their actions. An example of this would be a Devo who runs a safe house in Michigan as opposed to one in Moscow. Each of them would have their own objectives and people to accomplish said objectives in those specific area's. Both of them however, may be polar opposites in how they go about thing's or what they're actually working towards.

I.e. one leader might be trying to destroy a Peacekeepers weapon depot, and the other might be working towards influencing public opinion through pamphlets and the like.

Keep in mind though, that various leaders, or people in charge of certain area's, can come together to coordinate and carry out a goal they all have.

Deviant demographics are slightly more nuanced in some area's, but incredibly binary in other's. Like I said, it's a group without strong central leadership, and what may be acceptable in one location, under one leader, might be straight up heresy to another.
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I did my best to answer your questions as clearly as possible, but if you still need clarification on something, then don't hesitate to ask.

Edit: To condense the leadership, ideology, and win condition portion of the above post, I've made some summaries and a flow chart, for the Peacekeepers anyway, of who reports to who starting from the bottom and ending at the top.

Leadership
The U.N. and all governments associated with it.
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The Adminstrator & staff.
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Base Commander's.
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Squad Leader's.
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Soldier's.
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Drones.

The D.R.M: Local leaders in concealed locations around the world who oversee small to medium groups of like minded freedom fighters.



Ideologies
The Peacekeepers: Use whatever means necessary to contain and monitor Devo's for the greater good. (Has some scattered non verbal opposition, but not much).

The D.R.M: Change worlds views and opinions of Devo's. Create a new, more equal, world. (Has some slightly suppressed opposition and some more...violent forms of support from those in the group).


Win Condition
The Peacekeepers: All Deviants have been contained and dealt with or the D.R.M has been destroyed/dealt with.

The D.R.M: Deviants are free to live how they like and the world accepts them as members of the human race or the Peacekeepers have been destroyed/dealt with.

Player Win Condition: Anything goes as long as it's a satisfying end to a good adventure.
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Haven't been around for a long while, and this looks interesting! Don't currently have internet in my flat, but if you can deal with me being a little patchy for the next week or so, I'll post a CS in a bit.
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Haven't been around for a long while, and this looks interesting! Don't currently have internet in my flat, but if you can deal with me being a little patchy for the next week or so, I'll post a CS in a bit.


Alright.
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There we go. Hopefully it's fine, happy to change around if it isn't!


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Accepted! Now, that we have at least four CS's, I'll start working on the first IC post.

Edit: Also, please keep in mind that this is my first time GMing on here, and it's kind of nerveracking, so I apologize in advance if the first IC post isn't...as good as you might be expecting.
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Don't feel stressed out. Whatever help you need, just raise your hand, yeah?

Also, question. Willow would need a mask when he's out during the day, to protect himself from the sun. I think it would be fucking hilariously fitting if he wore a plague mask.

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Also-er. Could be good to make a Discord server for the RP, in my experience.
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Don't feel stressed out. Whatever help you need, just raise your hand, yeah?

Also, question. Willow would need a mask when he's out during the day, to protect himself from the sun. I think it would be fucking hilariously fitting if he wore a plague mask.

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Also-er. Could be good to make a Discord server for the RP, in my experience.


Thanks. And a plague doctor mask would work. As for Discord...I'll see about making a server. I am on a phone and don't have much experience with creating thing's on that site, but I will take it into consideration.
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