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THE RISEN


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Andy Rutledge had planned out his future after high school with his friends. He wanted to be the first in his family to graduate from college. Then, get a dream job working as an engineer and move to Los Angeles. And finally, start a family and his own business. It may have been far fetched, but he was determined to achieving his dream. Unfortunately, his life was taken in a terrible car accident. He died in 2003 at the age of nineteen on the I-15, and his body was buried at McCaa Memorial Cemetery. His family and friends mourned for Andy and then moved on forward with their lives.

Seventeen years later, Andy Rutledge found himself at Cajon Junction—confused and wondering where his precious car went.

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This story will follow the friends and family of Andy Rutledge, a young man that was tragically killed. Seventeen years passed and he returned to life with no memory of the accident. His return should be scientifically impossible, but it happened without explanation. Now it's up to his family and friends to find out how Andy came back from the dead as their world is forever changed—for better or worse.

It will be an overarching story that focuses on Andy as his family and friends solve the greatest mystery in history. Of course, it will also focus on them answering the ultimate question: What if someone you lost returned? As for the size, I don't want to have more than six/eight players. I just don't feel comfort GMing more than that. Of course, if you have any questions, ask away!


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A N N O U N C E M E N T
31st, July - Deadline announced for August, 14th.
14th, August - Deadline extended to August, 21st.


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@The Ghost Note @sassy1085 @alexfangtalon @Kaggs @alimariloasun

What kind of characters were y'all looking at, do you think? I think having some conceptualization and discussion would help before we start writing things.
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@Inkarnate I'm not super certain on my character concept yet, but I was thinking maybe andy's girlfriend.
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I was thinking my character is a reporter who used to have a goth phase back at school
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I had two ideas. The first is a younger brother who was old enough to have a good enough relationship with Andy but young enough to not remember him very well. The next part depends on parentage but I thought of maybe having him being kind of rebellious when he was a teen because of various reasons to do with how his parents acted throughout the years and now he’s just seen as a slacker who needs to stop playing in his silly band and get a job.

Other idea is the girl next door best friend that is a girl. Not a girlfriend at any point but best girl friend. Also, wouldn’t have the stereotypical thing of her having had a crush on him.
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Right now I only have two sort of baseline ideas. Older brother who is a member of the local police and some kind of female character. Nothing really tangible. Figured it'd be best to see what everyone else wanted to do before I conceptualized my own idea.
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I was thinking the tomboy best friend, who people used to think they were dating or that she had a crush on him. But in all honesty, they were close like brother and sister. After Andy's Death, She left for college and when she came home. She wasn't as tomboyish as before she left home, even surprising her family and friends with the fact that she was pregnant. So for the last 17 years, since her best friend's death. She graduated college, became a single mother, took over her family's diner.

its a work in progress, but that's basically my idea for my character
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@Inkarnate I was thinking of playing Andy's dad, who became a deadbeat, alcoholic in the wake. He'll be bitter over the success his ex-wife found after the death and he resents his inability to do anything more drink and shout now, after his son dies he becomes an embarrassment to the family and I want to write him like that, sad, loud, impulsive and arrogant.
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After hearing everyone's thoughts I'm going to zone-in on the older sister who was on her own at the time of Andy's passing. That'd make her around 38 in the present. Works well enough for me. Not sure how large this family was/is supposed to be but at least I've got something starting to solidify.
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@Kaggs@Inkarnate Since someone else is leaning towards the best friend character I think I'm going to go with that younger brother idea which means if y'all go with what you said you're going with we'd be familia. How much collaboration with character-building would y'all wanna do?
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@Kaggs@Inkarnate Since someone else is leaning towards the best friend character I think I'm going to go with that younger brother idea which means if y'all go with what you said you're going with we'd be familia. How much collaboration with character-building would y'all wanna do?

Well based on what Mao has told us the family mostly lived in an apartment so we've got income class to consider. Seems like Andy was supposed to be "the first one to make it out" so that makes my character not having gone to college. I'm cool with co-building as obviously we need to collaborate here.
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@Kaggs@Inkarnate Since someone else is leaning towards the best friend character I think I'm going to go with that younger brother idea which means if y'all go with what you said you're going with we'd be familia. How much collaboration with character-building would y'all wanna do?


As we're both writing a self-destructive kind of black sheep I'd love to work out the dynamic of how the solemn attitude of the father contributed to the son and his rebellious nature.

I agree with Ink though, Andy was the first to make it- that doesnt mean none of us couldn't have since his departure, I'd be surprised if not one sibling had a stangle job or satisfying like or some sorts, but that might go to the Mom if nobody taker her/Mao is okay with her as an npc?

My idea for the father so far is someone out of work for the last few years, maybe half a decade at most. Too prideful to take a smaller job he spends his days waiting for the job agency to call, day drinking, day sleeping and burning through his savings. He'd be in his late 50s to 60s around this time, so there'd be pressure to retire officially, but he doesn't have the money, and again he's too prideful to rely on his children.
Well thats what I imagine he'll be doing before Andy returns.

We could make a group pm if we need to discuss easily without clogging the ooc.
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You know, If you guys would like, I could link a discord server (which is mine btw) that has been in the making for a while now. So that collabs could be done faster if yall are fine with that? @Kaggs, @Inkarnate, @alexfangtalon, @alimariloasun, @sassy1085, and @The Ghost Note.
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As we're both writing a self-destructive kind of black sheep I'd love to work out the dynamic of how the solemn attitude of the father contributed to the son and his rebellious nature.

I agree with Ink though, Andy was the first to make it- that doesnt mean none of us couldn't have since his departure, I'd be surprised if not one sibling had a stangle job or satisfying like or some sorts, but that might go to the Mom if nobody taker her/Mao is okay with her as an npc?

I think if anybody had pressure after Andy’s death to “make it” it would be any younger siblings since the sister I’m writing was already working in her early twenties.

I haven’t decided what exact job she found in the town, but the way I’m looking at her is she’s as much of a wreck as the rest of them. She’s a rough, prickly introvert who doesn’t handle things particularly well and likely has her father’s temper. She keeps to herself as best as she can, though. I figure she was the resident “ice queen” in high school and her biggest vice at the start of the role-play would be a unhealthy amount of alcoholism. Andy coming back does not help.

You know, If you guys would like, I could link a discord server (which is mine btw) that has been in the making for a while now. So that collabs could be done faster if yall are fine with that? @Kaggs, @Inkarnate, @alexfangtalon, @alimariloasun, @sassy1085, and @The Ghost Note.

I'm of the opinion that the discord should come after we've solidified our cast and concepts, but I kind of like working things out in the OOC. Some of us are better with that than with discord.
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@Inkarnate@alexfangtalon Virtually finished the dad, just want to flesh out the Characterisation a bit more so like Ink said we probably need to coordinate a bit more. What kind of living arrangements are you two thinking of? We all sharing the family apartment? Have either of you moved into your own place? Bunking with friends?

And how estranged do you both want to be? Are we still a close family?
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@Inkarnate@Kaggs I can only imagine my guy(Name still pending) getting along with his older sister. I imagine the mom isn't that much better off than daddy dearest. So, either he crashes at big sis' place if she lets him or he lives in the garage of one of his bandmates which is where they practice.

Also, my dude is open to mending whatever is left of the relationships but will rarely make any steps towards fixing them himself. He also won't exactly let it on that he has such a desire. But if someone calls him and they are overboard drunk and can't get in the house he'll stop by and make sure they can get in and will stay the night making sure they don't hurt themselves in their possible drunken grief. Will leave before their head fully clears of whatever mess was going on.
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@Inkarnate@alexfangtalon Virtually finished the dad, just want to flesh out the Characterisation a bit more so like Ink said we probably need to coordinate a bit more. What kind of living arrangements are you two thinking of? We all sharing the family apartment? Have either of you moved into your own place? Bunking with friends?

And how estranged do you both want to be? Are we still a close family?

Probably either at a rented home with some friends or her own apartment, I think with these things it shows how a character's death/etc removes the glue between some family members. Plus, you did mention he didn't take the death the best.
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Hey peeps, I just wanna check in with you guys given there's only a week until the deadline. I am free to answer any questions or clarity things that you have confused about for the foreseeable future.
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@Mao Mao doing good mate just grabbing faceclaims for my dude then I'll be posting as soon as
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