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GAS-WAY EXPRESS CO

The Right Way, the Gas Way


DAILY EMPLOYEE MEMO


SUBJECT: WELCOME NOTICE FROM MANAGEMENT

Welcome, new employee, to your first and last day on the job at Gas-Way Express. You've passed the reviews, you've passed the interviews, you've passed the exorcism and now you're ready to become an official member of the Gas-Way Express family, an multinational extra-dimensional enterprise! Here at the Nowhere Branch of Gas-Way Express, we distinguish ourselves from our competitors by being adaptable, innovative and focused on what we call a customer-first philosophy!

Throughout your journey, we'll help you to develop numerous life and death skills that'll help you forge new career paths and discover ones you didn't even know existed! By working together, you can ensure that your Gas-Way experience will be an unforgettable and traumatizing one!

Before we let you begin your first new exciting day, we just want to let you know that as part of the Gas-Way Express Co, your well-being and health are of the utmost priority to us other than the customers. If you experience any problems or have any complaints, simply contact us through our Employee Complaint Network! Otherwise, we look forward to working with you!





The question wasn't why your only choice of employment was a run down gas station in the middle of Nowhere but rather how you managed to get here in the first place. Bills to pay, student debt, loans, a lack of choice..... Whatever the case, your decisions led you here to a job that has large demands but pays little.

Situated in the middle of Nowhere, Oregon; this gas station's only companions are the endless doldrums of the desert expanse and a single, thin highway that slices through the heat. The nearest town is a little over a hundred miles away. A work bus is responsible for picking you up and drops you for your bi-weekly day and night shifts.

You notice something off, though. The station is ancient in the way temples or ruins are. You not only see its age in the weathered bricks and old moldy posters drooping off the walls but you can feel it. Something pervades this station; whether good or bad. As you enter the station, you barely have time to shake hands with your fellow employees before they brush past you in a hurry, tired, hungry looks on their faces.

You frown. They didn't look hungry or tired. They looked scared, haunted. Looking as if they'd walked out of a war-zone rather than a boring 24 hour job. They must have been guys from the last night shift.

How bad can one Night Shift be?




What's Night Shift about?

To put it simply, Night Shift is a roleplay where you are an ordinary schlub working as a gas station attendant out in the middle of Nowhere, Oregon. During the day, everything runs as normally as you would expect. During your night shifts, things become strange to say the least. As an employee, you must complete all your tasks and ensure the gas station remains in operational capacity whilst contending with the weird and awful from possessed soda machines to versions of yourself from an alternate reality. The possibilities are freaky and endless out in the Night.

Where's the lore?

There is no lore! There is no unifying concept of world-building in the RP nor any aspect of sanity other than the fact your character is living in a world similar to our own reality and that the gas station is a nexus for eldritch and anomalous behavior.

What's the rules?

The standards of most RPGO roleplays apply here which means no god-modding, no power-gaming etc. This will be expanded on in the OOC thread but guys, c'mon, is this really the RP to post your NSFW writing in?

Where's the character sheets?

To be posted in the OOC once I have gathered enough interest.

What if I have more questions?

Simply post them in this interest check so I can rectify them.

Anyway, I'll leave this here for now. Please let me know whether or not you are interested.
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What if I have more questions?

Simply post them in this interest check so I can rectify them.


What is that strange creature standing in the shadows of pump #1?

What unholy force hath dimensionally-shifted all of the Mars bars?
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How can I not keep an eye on this? It's in the corner of my eye no matter which way I look...
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This sounds highly interesting and I would be interested in trying it out.
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Interested
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<Snipped quote by Commander Lazer>

What is that strange creature standing in the shadows of pump #1?

What unholy force hath dimensionally-shifted all of the Mars bars?


1) A octanovore scout from the local celestial body of Segue 1.

2) Demonically cursed expiry dates.
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So, how many people would you want to have in this group? I can only imagine there's so many people working a graveyard shift
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Interested for sure. Are we all part of this night shift? Like the guy above me said, in every continence store I’ve seen there’s only one or two poor bastards there.
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So, how many people would you want to have in this group? I can only imagine there's so many people working a graveyard shift


Interested for sure. Are we all part of this night shift? Like the guy above me said, in every continence store I’ve seen there’s only one or two poor bastards there.


There are essentially 4 or 5 specific jobs that I have in mind right now which means it's going to be a fairly small group. Instead of you deciding your own jobs, I'm essentially giving players specific jobs and duties during the shift.

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Yeah, gonna express interest in this.
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@Commander LazerCount me interested then.
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Well, then. Since it looks like this idea has accrued some sizable interest, I am straight at work on making an OOC for this outlandish idea. It will most likely be available a few days from now, barring any unforeseen circumstances.
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I am very very interested in this roleplay! It gives me a real Courage the Cowardly Dog vibe, but with underpaid workers that probably live off of ramen.
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I. Am. Interested.
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Interested!
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@Commander Bork I'm totally getting Happy's Humble Burger Barn vibes.
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@Commander Bork I'm totally getting Happy's Humble Burger Barn vibes.


This was totally my intention. Glad you saw the inspiration for this concept!

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Still looking for more employees! If you enter now, you are liable to earn a pay-raise from Management.
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