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Hello, Everyone! I hope you're all doing very well.

I haven't run any RP's for a while, but have done several in the past, one of which was a game based around a squadron of space fighter pilots. It was in an original setting, but the inspiration came from watching Rogue One and the Force Awakens and some of the starfighter sequences in those, as well as my own interest in fighter and tactical military aircraft.

I'd kind of like to revisit the idea; as a small but well-equipped and highly skilled group of fighter pilots in a space setting. Not Star Wars, but inspired by it, and a plethora of other sci-fi properties and universes. Certainly I would like to lift the idea of 'a rebel/freedom fighter organisation fighting against an evil empire' as it gives a clear direction for the story and a source of antagonists, and a clearly defined 'bad guy' to go up against that no-one has to particularly feel bad or ambiguous about hating.

I'd be aiming for characters who are from a variety of backgrounds to make the group interesting. Obviously, having had some flight experience somewhere along the way to make it as fighter pilots, and generally being of sound enough mind and character to actually be trusted with a starfighter capable of doing a lot of damage. And also to want to fight for the good guys in the first place, or in other words, trying to avoid tedious edgelord stereotypes. There'll be various aliens as well as humans or human-like species, but that's stuff I can get into if this actually goes anywhere.
The same with the starfighters too; I will probably create a small variety of designs using art from online and spec them up, for a small pool for people to choose from, which keeps things somewhat standardised and believable, rather than a complete hodgepodge of random stuff. That way people can still do their own customisations to the colours or the loadout too to make things more 'personal' to their characters.

As for the level of detail. I'd like to have some vague kind of adherence to the idea of fighter operations - i.e. there'd be a technical crew who looked after the machines rather than the pilots repairing everything themselves, we'd have somewhat realistic mission objectives and a chain of command, and use some kind of radio tac-speak and so on - to give things at least a sheen of authenticity to add to the 'feel' of things. But at the same time, not be so constrained by those ideas/realism that it stops it having a sense of fun adventure and excitement, and the real feeling I want to go for, which is of being Big Damn Heroes, saving the day with an air of maverick, swashbuckling excitement and coolness.

I'd like to get into some character RP as part of it, and there'll be downtime between missions to build up character, with the idea of an overall story taking shape through everything we do, and characters' own backgrounds weaving into that as things develop.
I might even take a bit of a 'Rogue Squadron' kind of approach, as per the Star Wars book series, with some ground action from time to time, but I want to remain primarily focused on starfighters for the action (though even then; there'll be some moments of desperate action on foot!)

I'd be aiming for probably casual, possibly advanced, given the kind of detail I usually put into things. And most of all; I want people who are interested and engaged for a long-term game. All my other games have died because of people flaking out. I know RL comes first, and that's the same for me too. But it does get a bit tiresome when you put a lot of effort into an RP and see it die off before it even gets anywhere.
Looking for a minimum of about four players plus myself for a total of five, maximum no more than eight plus me, and even then; I'd expect quite a few to die off as things go.

A bit of knowledge regarding how fighter squadrons operate or at least a vague awareness would be welcome and appreciated, but isn't necessary. More valuable is being a decent writer and roleplayer. Absolutely mandatory is a sense of humour, and being a nice person.
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Interested!
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Sounds pretty interesting, but I'm more of a Casual writer and couldn't handle it if you went Advanced.
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I'm in!
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Sounds pretty interesting, but I'm more of a Casual writer and couldn't handle it if you went Advanced.


No problem; it'll probably end up casual anyway, as while I could do advanced, casual seems to be the best of the middle road for most people, and there's flexibility there to write more if people feel like it too.

I'm in!


Excellent!
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I suppose I could give this a shot.
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Interested as well, though I would prefer casual as well
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I suppose I could give this a shot.


Don't be too enthusiastic

Interested as well, though I would prefer casual as well


That's fine, casual is probably what I'll be aiming for as said previously
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I'm in
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With the amount of interest so far, that's enough to get things started. I'll write up some details for an OOC and gather my ideas for a plot/opening as well, and try and get something up on Friday. Glad this is looking like it's going to take off - pun not intended.
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Gonna put a tentative interest in here. This looks super fun and I don’t want to miss out
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This does look really cool, but my knowledge of fighter operations is... far from comprehensive. You think a turn in the Air Force would enlighten me but you'd be surprised!
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Also throwing my interest in here! Only question is will there be any sort of specific stylistic style or aesthetic? Or will we be able to use any sort of ship (within reason) since we're a rag tag group of rebels using whatever we can find, standardization be damned?
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Also throwing my interest in here! Only question is will there be any sort of specific stylistic style or aesthetic? Or will we be able to use any sort of ship (within reason) since we're a rag tag group of rebels using whatever we can find, standardization be damned?


At the bottom of the third paragraph there’s a little blurb about this. I don’t know if it’s set in stone but Silver said there’s be a small array for us to choose from and we could customize from there.
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Also throwing my interest in here! Only question is will there be any sort of specific stylistic style or aesthetic? Or will we be able to use any sort of ship (within reason) since we're a rag tag group of rebels using whatever we can find, standardization be damned?


There will be an aesthetic I'll be trying to convey for the 'Rebels' and the 'Empire' to give a sense of consistency to things, and there'll be a particular 'style' to the setting as well.
As rocketrobie said though; it does say within the third paragraph that there'll be a small selection of craft to choose from for the sake of variety, but I'm keeping it small so that there's some sense of consistency/organisation/standardization to things. You'll be able to make some cosmetic customizations as pilots - your own markings, for example - and there'll be a degree of flexibility in your loadout for missions too.

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Mark me as interested if there's still room.
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The OOC is now up!

Got it up earlier than I expect, but I pushed myself doing it... it's late now and time to go to bed!
I'll get working on a character for myself tomorrow.

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It's been nearly a week, and a few people here who expressed interest haven't shown their faces in the game thread so far. I did tag everyone, but just putting a bump here to ensure anyone who did say they were interested isn't missing out.
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I may be interested, but I have a lot to read first.
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