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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.

The Premise

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.

What I'm looking for is a small but solid group of around 4-6. I like keeping the narrative small and concentrated, and I'm also no good at managing large groups. Keep in mind that this RP is NOT first come, first served.


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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, be good at a couple things for that matter, but don't be too good at everything. This is, after all an underdog story. If you think to yourself "might this be too powerful?" it might be best to run it by me first. I have an example character in the character tab for reference.



If your character has any relevant NPC's, you can use this stripped down sheet for them as necessary.

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Here is the most of the sheet. Depending on how much creative liberty we have for how we can describe the events that lead to the character appearing on the ship, I might slightly change the life in the crew section.
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I think I might need to flesh out stuff more, and I'm working on the image for the character right now, but this is the gist so far.
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out of curiosity..how dense is the empire? like, how big is a sector? do they use like, self replicating clone ships to colonize? or some other method (like aura-created colonies or something)

regardless, thinking of making a bound space daimon on the run from those who would slay or worse, use them for dark ends.
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@Lucidnonsense I don't have numbers for how dense the empire is as a whole, but it would likely vary from planet to planet. One planet might be a super dense ecumenopolis- with all the cyberpunk sprawl and dystopia that entails, another world might be agrarian or like a resort world and have considerably less population density.

Not sure about cloning, it's definitely possible and an interesting idea to take-the empire is a large nation and several planets and systems act more or less autonomously within it, so it wouldn't be a stretch to say maybe one of those entities utilizes cloning technology. But in general I'd say the empire probably has enough natural population to expand without needing clones. They use robots a decent amount, they probably use them to cut down on the need for as much manual labor.
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@vietmyke Like, given the size of a galaxy, could there be entire like, star empires with thousands of stars that just, havent been noticed or noticed the empire, especially pre-ftl star empires.
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Thanks for the opportunity to make a character for this really cool RP! And thanks for giving me a chance, even if I was a little late to the draw. :)

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You all are really fast with your CSes! I'm going to just follow this thread for now since I don't want to slow you all down; even if I did think of a character, I'm going on vacation in a week and a half and wouldn't want to disrupt the pace of the RP. When I'm back though, if there's any opportunity to join in, maybe then I'll think of a CS. Either way, I hope you all enjoy the RP!
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@vietmyke Like, given the size of a galaxy, could there be entire like, star empires with thousands of stars that just, havent been noticed or noticed the empire, especially pre-ftl star empires.


Oh yes absolutely there could be. The empire/known space doesn't actually cover the entire galaxy- known space probably refers to most of the Orion-Cygnus spur, and portions of the surrounding arms nearby, but the entire galaxy itself is not mapped

In other news, I'm liking a lot of these submissions so far! I'll get around to feedback in a little bit.
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Hi! Expressing my interest and will work on a character sheet soon! Starstruck Odyssey was one of my favorite live-play campaigns and had since inspired me to join in on the whole sci-fi delinquency. Also a moderate fan of Star Wars/GotG/ME.

I looked over the others submitted only very briefly to get a feel of (hopefully) not duplicating someone's ideas.
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Yo! Once again reserving the role of ship's doctor/ mental health physician.
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I hope I interpreted magic/Aura/the-sheet-in-general correctly. This was a pretty fun character to write up. I can add more detail if needed, I actually had to stop myself from just going on and on with filler :V
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Really digging a lot of these ideas, some of these character sheets are outright zany, but I'm a fan! Sorry that feedback is taking longer than expected, I'm packing for a ski trip this weekend- hopefully I can find some downtime.
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I'll get a CS put together after work tomorrow. I would've gotten it done tonight, but I made the mistake of watching One Piece and now it's 2 AM =.=
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I have a character concept in mind if your still accepting. I like the idea of a ronin type character with a mix of smooth space biker. ๐Ÿ˜Ž In other words i'm considering making a mechanical pilot who can take names even when not behind the wheel. I can work on the sheet later. Also I can't find art that would do my mind's image justice so i hope a verbal description is enough, though i can find sonething that captures the mood of the character. :)
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Probably too late with all those great entries, but I thought I'd try.



In Dr.Crandall's defense, he sees fear as an awareness of what's going on around you, of intelligence. He can work with that. But he may also be a sociopath. It's not an easy job and someone's got to do it.
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