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3 mos ago
Current Sorry folks, work ran me ragged. Some of my next replies need to thought put into them, nit rushed work.
4 mos ago
I am pretty sure that Mahz realizes that our griping is the result of a bunch of RP addicts cut off from their fix.
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6 mos ago
SAVE THE TURKEYS! SAVES THE TURKEYS! (Pssst ... pass the cranberry sauce.)
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6 mos ago
Old Age done passed me by. He looked back and started yelling like a drill instructor. "MOVE IT! MOVE IT! MOVE IT! ...."
7 mos ago
A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do. A dog's gotta doo what a dog's gotta doo.
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Well, I USED to have a bio. Site keeps changing and it goes poof each time.

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Bump (FYI, I have an alternate version of this that starts 2 years later - the summer before Pearl Harbor). I am also willing to turn this into a small group RP.
Somewhere in the near future …. (Mar 27, 2025 to be exact)

Noone knows where he comes from. Is he human? Alien? A god of old? All we know is there is nothing and noone else like him. He showed up about a week ago (Mar 20, 2025) like a Superman. Yeah, just like in the comic books. A tornado emergency had been declared in the Oklahoma City area. A F5 funnel had formed and was headed for the city when he arrived. Three individuals plus a family of 4 reported being saved by him. The news got weirder. He turned away from the group of survivors he had assembled to face the tornado. Then he took off and flew into the tornado. It glowed with a swirling energy giving off arcs of lightning, then slowly dissipated.

There were reports afterwards of the same costumed man arriving at emergency centers with wounded, assisting first responders, reopening travel routes. But he didn’t stick around for thanks.

Little more has been learned about the man save for the fact that he did tell several people that he was NOT Superman, no S. But he offered no name.

He stands an estimated 6’9” to 7’0” with dark hair. He wore a battlesuit that hid his eyes and hair. But he was caucasian and had no real accent. He was extremely polite. You know the saying ‘strong streak of good?’ He gave that sort of a first impression. He was seen to have lifted objects massing several tons.

As you can imagine his sudden appearance has drawn speculation. It has also drawn the attention of the government. So many questions need answers.

So … tall, dark … probably handsome. And he is the news story of a lifetime. (Research project?) This is a job for Lois Lane … or whatever your name is. The problem is that this guy won’t stand still. He showed up two days ago in eastern Turkey in response to a major earthquake. Get this: he spoke Turkish.

The traditional hurricane season for Atlantic has begun in June. But for the past decade tropical storms have been coming earlier. Several years ago they were starting in April. This year the Gulf of Mexico has a Category 3 hurricane growing and headed for landfall in New Orleans … again. The … superhero … seems drawn to major disasters rather than criminals.

About the RP
This is to be an Advanced / Detailed RP. I am looking for someone who can post daily. (Yes, I realize that won’t happen EVERY day. But I get bored when RP’s grow stagnant.)

Your character does NOT have to be a reporter. I mean, I know how cliche that is. But the superhero in question IS following the news. So his actions are a little predictable along those lines. And nothing says you can’t have skills beyond journalism.

If you want to go xenobiologist looking to prove the existence of an alien on Earth, this guy isn’t the answer you are looking for. He has a sense of humor though and just might run with it for fun doing Vulcan greetings and maybe even a Mork From Ork greeting.

You might go with intelligence operative. After all the guy’s technology could have an impact on national security.

He does have a secret ID.

No, the world has never had a real superhero before - except the ordinary variety you might have heard of in the news. (I mean real world news, not the RP. There are some real world costumed vigilantes out there.) This guy is a whole new game. He may not be bulletproof or anything like that. He does wear a suit that offers full contained coverage. (Hey … an alien might need a vacc suit to survive on Earth ...)

Contact via PM.
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Mexico_duri…

Dr Duncan Moran has travelled back in time from the 21st century to 1937. More specifically he travelled to Albuquerque, NM for this is where he was from back in the 21st century. Upon his arrival he first arranged for his records and identification, legitimate as far as anyone could tell. Then he arranged to purchase land, built a ranch, a small airport, a modest precision fabrication plant, and a small lab to the north of the city.

For the past few years Duncan has been living in the past. He has thrown himself into his research. He hired men to run his airport and fabrication plants. The research labs are more for his personal use. He has an interest in aeronautical research, engine designs, and some fields that have no names yet. He works as a part time Math and Physics instructor at the University as well. He is known to fly some of his own designs.

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Duncan stands 6’7” tall, athletic build, steel blue eyes, nearly black hair. He walks with a limp in his left leg, and a glove on his left hand (covering a scar where his hand was sliced in half lengthwise). The other injuries aren’t as apparent. He is clearly very, very educated. He appears to be in his mid 20’s. His interests appear to be Science and Engineering, and music. He has never been seen drinking alcohol or smoking.

Enter the Lady.
This is your part. This is a very open position. But your main character should be one that will turn the head of this man. (He’s almost 28 now.) Boring won’t do it. Shy probably won’t do it either. You could be another teacher, a waitress at a diner, a lady with just enough means to want to work for flying lessons, a lady mechanic (who grew up with half a dozen brothers and wants to work on planes), a lady pilot looking for work, etc.

Yes, you will need a well written CS with a good ID type pic.

Recent History
As you know, the Great Depression spanned the period of 1929-1941. In the US it was a bit shorter. It ran from 1929-1933. There was a recovery from 1933 to 1937. Then came the Recession of 1937-38. But in 1939 things began to turn around as the second world war loomed.

Duncan seemed unaffected by the Recession. While everyone else was struggling, he was building. And he did his best to put people to work. Granted it isn’t thousands or even hundreds. But at least he tries.

The Plot
About an hour and a half drive north of Albuquerque is Los Alamos, birthplace of the Atomic Bomb. (Project starts in 1942.) Site Y will be opened up and the local peoples displaced by eminent domain and the Second War Powers Act. Duncan likes to go fishing in the Jemez Mts, just 10 miles SW of Los Alamos. He also likes to check out the construction of the new Kirtland Airfield and related sites.

This is to be a romance story. But that is not to be the whole story. When Pearl Harbor comes to pass most young men will be lining up to enlist in early 1942. Not Duncan. Will you be the sort to try to push him to enlist? Or make sure he doesn’t? Will you be the grease monkey who wants to be an airplane mechanic? Or worse, a pilot? Or are you already highly educated thanks to ‘Daddy’s’ money - ill gotten or otherwise - and wanting to make your own way in the world?

The RP begins on July 15, 1939.
You are a Zero. It all started a few years ago. (You would now be 18 ish.) It was your first day of high school and it turned into a nightmare. You had one of those traumatic events when all you want is to be invisible, be forgotten. But noone would let you forget. You were teased, bullied. It got so bad you actually made a wish upon a star, a wishbone, tossed coins into ponds. You tried everything.

And then it happened. You woke up in the basement of an abandoned building on a smelly old mattress. You tried to go home, but when you got there, there was another family living there. They called the police, who sent CPS (Child Protective Services). They fed you and put you in a temporary shelter.

The next morning you awoke in the basement of an abandoned building on a smelly old mattress - again. Only this time it was in another city. And this time there was no family to go home to. You had no way home. You went hungry that day and ended up curling up to sleep behind a dumpster.

The next morning you awoke in the basement of an abandoned building on a smelly old mattress - again. Once again it was in another city. The abandoned building hadn’t changed - only the location. Weird? Well you were starving and tried to steal some food and got caught. You tried to tell them the truth. But they had no records of your parents. And your school never heard of you. But they fed you and gave you a place to sleep.

The next morning …. You see the pattern? Yep, abandoned building, smelly mattress, different city. Stole some food, LET yourself get caught. No records, school doesn’t know you. Meal and a place to sleep …

The next morning. Every morning, always back to the same old place. And you still are a “first time offender.” Hell at this point you have to practically announce you are stealing something. But even that started getting boring and you decided to find some sort of work to do. Recycling turned out to pay a little. Copper wire and aluminum cans sold for a tiny bit. The first time you tried you weren’t able to get back in time and the money you had been paid was gone. And you couldn’t always find a recycling center that you could sell to.

So you tried saving some of the stuff you gathered back at the abandoned building. Guess what? It was still there the next day. And you were able to gather more each day until you found a place to sell it all at once and got back. You learned the hard way that you had to be back before sunset or it all disappeared - money, any scrap, anything you had collected period. It was back to square one.

Then something NEW happened. You ran into the same boy twice - in different cities. Like you he was selling scrap. You looked at him; he looked at you. And he recognized you. He said nothing, but he had paled. Clearly this was unexpected.

(Note: The backstory here isn’t set in stone. The pair could run across each other in on opposite sides of the street. The recycling idea is even something that can be altered. But as an example, CA pays 5 or 10 cents for bottle and cans. For a hungry kid a 100 of those can add up to a meal.)

Please note: This is intended as an MxF. I plan to run the male. Both should be about 18-ish. They should have become Zeroes within the past few years after an event or string of events drove them to want to be invisible to society. A CS will be required. It should include a picture, demeanor, general description (clothing, etc), and - if you like - possessions you currently have. We should start the RP early to midday, not at the last minute before sunset.
bump
Oh ... if interested, contact by PM. Please don't just say "Interested". Give me some idea of the character you have in mind the the direction you'd like for a plot.
It is the Year 727, not AD, not BC, but some other calendar. And many would argue with the proper date is, whether the current calendar is the rightful one. Does it really matter? It is a dark age, a feudal era. The land is without a King. Lord fight one another over matters of land, wealth, vendetta, vanity, or whatever excuse comes to mind. The land suffers. But much as in a legend in the Time Before Time, there is a prophecy that one day, a leader would draw forth the Sword of Destiny from the Stone and unite the land.

Once a year in early Spring knights from all lands come to the Stone. A tournament is held, tests of arms, and the victors are given a chance to draw the sword....

Sounds like a familiar tale? I suppose it would be familiar to one such as you. I shall explain. Long ago men lived in a world where dwellings reached far into the sky. They used great magic (electricity) to turn night into day. They created great weapons that rivalled the powers of Heaven and Hell. Then they magic faded from the world and their great civilization perished. Many believed that they were destroyed for the corruption. Man fell upon dark times.

Now to translate this into modern terms so that it might make a little more sense. In the 21st century some new technology was unleashed that eradicated electricity. Without this one vital element of civilization the world could no longer support its teeming billions. The land was plunged into darkness. Chaos ensued, followed by the Four Horsemen.

It has been over 2000 years.

Eventually the population began to stabilize. Some technologies never quite faded. Gunpowder is still around. But the techniques to mass produce metal weapons has been lost. Guns have reverted to the days of muskets and flintlocks.

Language has evolved over time. Imagine how different English was in the 1400’s. Then compare to today. It has been at least 3 times that long.

The role of women has reverted to the second class stereotype. It is rare for a woman to fight, often not accepted. (This varies highly by the local feudal lord. Slavery is very common.)

Mages: These are generally charlatans. Faith healing is common enough, but works about as well as it ever did. People just believe magic is dead or almost dead. Every now and then someone reports a miracle. And, of course, there is the Sword.

About the Characters

The Lady - this is to be YOUR character. She will be from the 21st century herself. She has no idea how she arrived. She should be tough as nails. Good professions for her to com from would be a US Marine, perhaps a stuntwoman, etc. In other words she should have the skill to pass herself off as a knight, or a solid start. And she should have the soul of a decent leader.

Alternatively, she might be from the current time, the daughter of a knight, or even better he daughter (and only child) of a weaponsmith.

The Mage - Yep, that me. Except I am not some old guy. I look more like I am in my early 20’s, standing 6’9” and built like a mighty knight. But I do dress in the stereotypical cloak. No staff either. But I do have a walking stick.

Plot
Keeping it very simple, the pair will meet up out in the wilderness while I am on my way to the tournament. I have more than one possible plot. This is to be an MxF, so … either my character is the M - or we need a substitute for Arthur. The idea here is that either the Lady will draw the Sword, or some new King.
Just a couple songs that remind me of the site.

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youtu.be/TLs4MGTTXRU?list=RDTLs4MGTTXRU

At least I haven't been getting as many Site Cannot Be Found messages. I think the site has reached Stealth Level 3.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_New_…
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Mexico_duri…

Dr Duncan Moran has travelled back in time from the 21st century to 1937. More specifically he travelled to Albuquerque, NM for this is where he was from back in the 21st century. Upon his arrival he first arranged for his records and identification, legitimate as far as anyone could tell. Then he arranged to purchase land, built a ranch, a small airport, a modest precision fabrication plant, and a small lab to the north of the city.
For the past few years Duncan has been living in the past. He has thrown himself into his research. He hired men to run his airport and fabrication plants. The research labs are more for his personal use. He has taken flying lessons and has an interest in aeronautical research, engine designs, and some fields that have no names yet. He works as a part time Math and Physics instructor at the University as well.



Duncan stands 6’7” tall, athletic build, steel blue eyes, nearly black hair. He walks with a limp in his left leg, and a glove on his left hand (covering a scar where his hand was sliced in half lengthwise). The other injuries aren’t as apparent. He is clearly very, very educated. He appears to be in his mid 20’s. His interests appear to be Science and Engineering, and music. He has never been seen drinking alcohol or smoking.

Enter the Lady.

This is your part. This is a very open position. But your main character should be one that will turn the head of this man. (He’s almost 28 now.) Boring won’t do it. Shy probably won’t do it either. You could be another teacher, a waitress at a diner, a lady with just enough means to want to work for flying lessons, a lady mechanic (who grew up with half a dozen brothers and wants to work on planes), etc.

Yes, you will need a well written CS with a good ID type pic.

Recent History

As you know, the Great Depression spanned the period of 1929-1941. In the US it was a bit shorter. It ran from 1929-1933. There was a recovery from 1933 to 1937. Then came the Recession of 1937-38. But in 1939 things began to turn around as the second world war loomed.

Duncan seemed unaffected by the Depression. While everyone else was struggling, he was building. And he did his best to put people to work. Granted it isn’t thousands or even hundreds. But at least he tries.

The Plot

About an hour and a half drive north of Albuquerque is Los Alamos, birthplace of the Atomic Bomb. (Project starts in 1942.) Site Y will be opened up and the local peoples displaced by eminent domain and the Second War Powers Act. Duncan like to go fishing in the Jemez Mts, just 10 miles SW of Los Alamos. He also likes to check out the construction of the new Kirtland Airfield and related sites.

This is to be a romance story. But that is not to be the whole story. When Pearl Harbor comes to pass most young men will be lining up to enlist. Not Duncan. Will you be the sort to try to push him to enlist? Or make sure he doesn’t? Will you be the grease monkey who wants to be an airplane mechanic? Or worse, a pilot? Or are you already highly educated thanks to ‘Daddy’s’ money - ill gotten or otherwise - and wanting to make your own way in the world?

Contact via PM
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