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Please note that I would like to keep this RP around 4-6 characters including myself.

The first 4 characters in the RP will be one of the initial 4 roles, while any members beyond that will be an 'extra' role.





Current Tech Level:
Pre-Steam

Some places are more advanced than others, however the general tech level is low steampunk. Lights and some minor equipment is steam powered, but most larger machines are manually powered.




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The RP:


Technology - Technology begins in at a pretty low tier, with power armor being the current pinnacle of machinery. As the crew discovers and brings back new technology, it can be studied and researched to make advancements. I won't say how far technology can advance, but I will simply say, don't expect it to be steampunk forever.

Salvage Claims - The crew will be presented IC with a number of salvage claims marked by other Divers. Often times when a Diver crew is not experienced enough, outfitted properly, or simply not willing to return to a site for a second time, they will mark a location with a Beacon. They sell the Beacon locations to other Diver crews. This is initially how the crew will be getting their Expeditions, and will be chosen by popular vote within the crew. More dangerous claims will be naturally far more rewarding with the easier ones.

Combat - You can reasonably assume that I, playing the Captain and running the RP will not throw the crew into situations they can't handle. You should always be equipped for the things you encounter, and I will not force death on your character in most cases. The exception is if you are blatantly trying to get your character killed by going against all warnings and attempting to face down a threat that it was made clear to you that you can't handle.

The Surface - It should be noted that on the Surface, it's not just a typical stormy day. The permanent cloud cover blocks almost all sunlight from reaching the surface. The sky is a dark gray, but on the surface itself, it's difficult to see very far, almost as if you're in a cave. Flares and Beacons help to map out the surrounding area, and keep threats from sneaking up on you, but just keep in mind that it's almost as if you're on the seafloor it's so dark.

Story Start - The story will begin in the town of Pitchguard, which is a fairly large Island by normal standards, but hasn't been developed very much. It has a port, all the fundamental buildings you would expect, but isn't the most exciting place to live.

Rules:


Player Count - I don't want this to become a massive group deal. It's much easier to keep posts organized and keep people regularly involved when it's a small group. That being said I'm willing to run this RP with 4 people minimum, and 7 people maximum. So please pay attention to how many active players there are currently before applying to join.

Crew Roles - It has already been said but I'll say it again as an official rule. The first four players must choose one of the four main roles. Specifically, Breaker, Loader, or Security, as I will already be taking on the Captain Role. Once there is a Captain, Breaker, Loader, and Security, more players who want to join will be able to join either as a secondary Security, an Engineer, or a Scientist.

Technology - The current level of technology can always be found here on this initial OOC post. When creating your character, their Rig, and other equipment they may be working with, please keep the current technology level in mind. We don't need people pulling out a minigun when we're still in the early Steampunk era. If you have questions, feel free to bring them forward. It's better to ask a question than to assume.

Character Sheets - Your character sheet must be submitted either here in this OOC thread or to me in a PM before posting it in the characters tab. You are also required to follow the Character Sheer exactly. This means no adding, removing, or rewording your own sections. Just copy it, paste it into a message, and fill it out.

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I will be looking towards making a character sheet today.

Looks like what was left out of the main roles was Security, since Breacher and Loader were claimed (as per interest check rules). Though the specific write-up about Security didn't make it across to this thread, though referenced elsewhere within the post.
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Looks good to me.

I also added in the Security role into the main post, though you already get what it's about.
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Looks good to me.
I also added in the Security role into the main post, though you already get what it's about.


Well, seeing as we're on the same page here, how 'bout I go ahead and sign off on the contract by putting my details on that page over yonder? Then, as we gear up for the salvaging business, we can delve into the nitty-gritty of hazard pay. I reckon we can work out the finer details of me lendin' my expertise in securin' the site for ya. What d'ya say?
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@Ti

I added one more section to the character sheet, if you could add that onto yours. I just thought of the idea and thought it might be interesting to give each player a little bit of control over where they would like to see technology development go in the short-term.
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@Ti

I added one more section to the character sheet, if you could add that onto yours. I just thought of the idea and thought it might be interesting to give each player a little bit of control over where they would like to see technology development go in the short-term.


What about, a "Voltic Safeguard Coil" ?
A modified Tesla coil which can be used for defence against a hungry beast munching on the power armour. It cannot be used due to not having a sufficient power source. Perhaps it is a piece of equipment recovered from a previous owner.
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That works fine.
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By the way, there will be a grace period for people who originally showed interest in this idea, probably a day or two, and then after that the roles will be fully up for claim by anyone who wants them.
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It has been a couple days since the OOC was made, so at this point I'm opening it up to anyone who wants to join.

Available roles are Loader and Breaker currently.
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Planning to toss in a sheet, just trying to decide between a Breaker who's a little too into explosives and a scrawny Loader in a big rig. Or like, a combination of the two.
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@Vertigo Whatever you want to do! It's a bit of a slow start so far so we're just, vibin' and stuff.
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Image claims are a pain. It's hard to find the right image.
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Honestly I'm likely dropping this RP altogether, as it has been over 2 weeks now. If people don't have time to make a profile, then they sure won't have time to make a post and the RP won't likely get anywhere anyway. Thanks for the shows of interest though.
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ok, I know... You said you were dropping this. But you spent a LOT of time on this concept. And it is honestly really really good. It's never too late! (And I don't go looking at the boards that often. I'm mostly in PM's here.) But honestly this is right up my alley. It's too good to drop! If I were coming in here, posting five years after you discontinued, well, yeah... I'd obviously be too late to the party. But it has only been a month! That's nothing! Please...
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