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Hey there, kemosabe. Ever wanted to see what was out there? Get out of this same-old kinda life, and see the stars beyond? There's a lil' something for everyone, no matter where you end up.

Take a trip to the core worlds, the cradle of civilization. Get some shopping done, chrome yourself out to the nines' and so long as you have the green, make sure it all comes from first rate and only lightly used from the finest vendors in the galaxy. You can find anything here, regardless of legality! Of course, you'll have to deal with the Vangarians- The Imperials like to tax anything and everything they can get their hands on, also regardless of legality. The best part? If you don't pay your taxes, they send hunter-killer robots after you! The Vangarians get a little heavy handed when it comes to money- Forget to pay your tab at the bar? Robots. Skip on your rent? Robots! Run a red light? Well, that's just a fine if they catch you. It's great! Safe, if you can afford it.

But hey, the taxman got you down? Tired of Vangarians taking every nickel out of your wallet, and then charging you for the ones you will hypothetically earn? Well you can always take a shuttle out to the outer worlds- the edge of known space. It's a bit rough and tumble, bounty hunters, cowboys and space samurai abound- to keep the space pirates in check after all. Plenty of lowlifes around here means plenty of profit to be made! And if hunting lowlifes isn't your jam, you could always be one of the lowlifes- who is gonna stop you after all? A weirdo with a fedora and laser katana? Good luck finding you through all the choking smog and neon drip. Ain't nothin' pretty out there except what you make yourself, but hey! That's the prettiest thing of all, ain't it? Just gotta make sure some scumbucket doesn't put a plasma bolt in your ribs for your troubles in the middle of the night.

Life on the edge doesn't suit you? Don't want to keep looking over your shoulder for bandits and highwaymen? You could always give up all of your worldly possessions and live the life of an ascetic in the Order of the Elars, an organization of peacekeepers and space travelers. The Order of the Elars spend most of their time studying the history of time and space and huffing space dust- Aura they call it. What does Aura do? Well it does a little bit of everything- telekinesis, foresight, fire conjuring, just a lil shot of Aura into your veins and you'll be slinging space magic in no time flat! Just careful not to overdo the fireballs, or you'll turn into one yourself! Man oh man, that's not a fun experience, but its not too bad- I mean, that mind splitting headache will probably be the last one you ever have! So, perks and drawbacks, but hey! What's a little bit of melting brain to manipulating the cosmos as you see fit?

So, catch your interest, kemosabe? You're almost certain to die young, so might as well enjoy it while you can!
~ Roni Keral, Wanted Dead or Alive. 12,000,001 Crds.

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Welcome to the Milky Way Galaxy- some thousand or so Earth years into the future. Life is equal parts great and terrible, depending on your means to navigate it. Thousands of years worth of technological development means humanity has spread itself out to the far reaches of space, and with it, encountered alien life. The Vangarian Empire- a mostly human civilization rooted in the original homeworld of humanity constantly expands, laying claims to worlds as they see fit, regardless of the complaints of other planetary governments and organizations. All of this is done in their near constant pursuit for a substance known as Aura. Aura, is the magical macguffin that powers practically any and all technology- from spaceships to energy weapons, and outside of more traditional means, is for all intents and purposes the ultimate fossil fuel. It can be found in a variety of states, from massive crystalline structures in the crusts of planets, to the liquid blood inside star sized space whales that travel the inky emptiness between stars and galaxies. But all of that is just the big picture.

We the players will take on the role of a small crew of rag tag spacers, scoundrels and rapscallions from all walks of life aboard the Guernica, making our way through the galaxy and suddenly stumbling on a quest upon which the fate of the galaxy no doubt rests. Will our heroes survive? Or will they crash and burn underneath the weight of the odds as well as their own inner turmoils? This RP takes heavy cues and influences from various sci-fi fantasy properties, Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, to name a few, with the general goal of being a lighthearted romp through the galaxy- though occasionally with more serious and mature themes and situations to keep the narrative moving.


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The Crew

Space samurai, star elves, pseudo not-jedi, sentient robot AI, genetically enhanced catgirls, eclectic warrior types, crazy aliens and tinkers; are all welcome- with a caveat: All players and characters must be part of the team. Not everyone has to like each other, and some dysfunction can even be humorous, but everyone has to be able to play their part together. Self destructive sociopaths incapable of communication and endangering themselves and others just for the shits and giggles will be left behind. - just don't be an asshole, basically.

Regarding characters, I want them to be cool! Be good at something, hell, be pretty damn good at that something, but don't be good at everything. This is, after all an underdog story. If I have to tell you the limits of what's too OP, then this probably isn't the game for you.





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I'm in
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Having just finished rewatching cowboy bepop im absolutely interested

Would want to play a cyborg doctor/scientist%engineer fella on the run after a little unethical experimentation
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You know I’m in.
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If I can think of an idea and if the posting rate doesn't get messed up by me being on vacation in a few weeks, I might be interested. I'll keep an eye on this thread and see what happens!
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Thinking of making some flavor of space wizard, maybe an AI or possibly someone very very cyborged. or enigmatic alien. choices
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Interested!
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Interested though unsure of what to make.
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Color me interested... and also an interesting shade of chartreuse. I've had the hankering to play a robutt for a while now, this seems like a great place.
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Oh wow! A lot of interest and very fast! Good to see everybody! Feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions- I'll be checking throughout the night, but likely won't get any large responses out until afterwards
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Calling dibs on 1 semiaquatic Doctor!
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i heard i could be a genetically enhanced catgirl
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interested!
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Heya folks! So a bit of housekeeping: I'll have the ooc up in a bit- but it's likely just going to be a repeat of the information that's already here, so everyone should have enough info to get started on sheets. I'll have my own character up in a bit if that'll help anyone

Also, with the amount of people showing interest I'll probably not be able to accept everyone- it's a bit beyond my capabilities to juggle a massive party. We'll probably be sticking to a max of 5-6, so this rp will not be first come first served, I'm sorry if that inconveniences anyone.

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I was thinking on trying a NPC role?

I don't wanna take up a slot of the players, and seeing everyone here is very capable of posting entire pages of text, maybe this would suit me better.

I was thinking about being the ships mechanic and inventor.

Thinkering about on the ship and stuff, maybe even drawing up the entire ship and interior, en even updating it now and then.

Any interest in that?
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I do have some ideas, but I'm not sure if I want to "race" people for a RP slot, so I guess whether or not I submit a CS will depend on how inspired I get to write a CS. I can't blame the GM for not wanting to manage like 10 people at once. That being said, I've been wanting to write in a space RP lately, so it's great that there's so much interest in the genre! I see a lot of talented writers here who I think would do great with this setting, and if not here specifically, than with the genre.

Anyway, whatever ends up happening, I wish all of you good luck with your writing :)
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Interested, have been rootin' for an excuse to put together a robot character. If there's no space and/or I don't have a sheet up in time then no worries, though
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[I wasn't expecting so many people to be keen to this idea! As much as I'd love to take on everyone that comes, it's outside both the scope of the story I'd like to tell, and more than I can feasibly manage.

@MissingFantasy the idea of small cameos and minor characters isn't a bad idea, and I'd be open to it- though I don't know for sure how well it would work out. If anything once all of the players are set in stone, I'd poll them about their opinions on having others come in for smaller minor or temporary roles

For everyone: my general timeline is to have the completed ooc up in the next day or two, with some expanded information about our not-so-little playpen. That'll leave everyone with the end of the week, the weekend and probably a few days after that to come up with some character sheets- though that's not a set deadline, things come up and the creative process takes a while so don't feel too pressured about that.

As always, my DMs are open for anyone wishing to talk about ideas or if there are any questions
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