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    51 (Discussion)

    Discussion in 'Archive' started by Emerald, Nov 9, 2008.

    51


    Opened this up a little early. Any thoughts, questions, ideas?

    The main thread will be open until Tuesday, after which the previews over until the 14th, when it starts.
     
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    I would join this one.
    I have a question.
    Why is this RPG called '51'?
     
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    Probably after Area 51 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_51. Its rumored to be a secret miltary base where they conduct research on aliens/crabpeople/psychic monkeys.

    Funny fact; there is even something there called the Watertown Strip... I guess thats what Emerald based Watertown on :D

    I do have a question though; do the terrorists and the military start of as two seperate groups that later join up, or are we togther from day 1?
     
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    Note that the the first scene with Indiana Jones in the fourth movie is in Area 51 (check the big "51" stencilled on the warehouse doors).
     
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    Woohoo can't wait for some scifi horror type action! Playing Deadspace right now on my PS3 to get ready for it. :D
     
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    Yeah, there's a lot of lore about Area 51 out there, most of which I'll probably ignore for sake of originality.
    I'm also refusing to comment on whether aliens are even involved in the plot.


    I think I'll leave that to the players. The soldiers and intruders (I call the played terrorists 'intruders' because 'terrorist' implies that they're evil, when really they're just misguided. And because the group of Clarke's men are more accurately terrorists) start at opposite ends of the base, but they'll probably end up meeting. What happens then, I can't say.


    I like your enthusiasm, but I think Raven's gonna delete any posts made before the release date. The main thread is only visible so I can edit it.
     
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    Hm. I have a character concept, but I'm wondering if he'll do better as an intruder, or a soldier...

    Ah. He fits the soldier mold better.

    I had a question too, though; do you have a list of possible rankings between Sergeant and Colonel for all us ignorant Canadians who live near air force bases whose own ranking systems have effectively screwed their brain over? 'Cause that'd be really nice. :D
     
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    This sounds interesting. I think I will join this one as well, maybe. I don't know if I will have as much free time as I do right now.
    How fast would you say you want to make this RPG?
     
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    SGT, SSG, SFC, MSG, 2nd LT, 1st LT, CAP, LT COL, COL. Ranked from left to right.
    Sergeant, Staff Sergeant, Sergeant First Class, Master Sergeant. Elisted.
    2nd Luteniant, 1st Lutenaint, Captain, Lutenaint Colonel, Colonel. Officers.
    :p LOL I think, I'm half asleep right now.
     
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    Yup me too.. I have no idea what any of those do either... *its google time* :p
     
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    (It's Lieutenant, by the way -- took me ages to figure out how to spell it properly myself :p)
    The ranks aren't really that important, it's just so we know which characters can boss the other characters around. Ultimately, though, the soldier's chain-of-command will probably break down at some point in time so by then it'll be moot.

    As for the pacing... that's probably more up to you guys. I'd prefer if it wasn't absolutely impossible-to-follow hectic, but I wont curtail a bit of fast-paced action.
     
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    if your characters a soldier can they be a rebel kind of?
     
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    Cool. Thanks guys. I'm gonna play a Scot. Is this acceptable? :D
     
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    Only if you drink to much and sing silly drinking songs. :D
     
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    Well, as a soldier, you need to be able to follow orders and show respect for your superiors, otherwise you wouldn't be picked for the mission. At least, under normal circumstances. I suppose if **** starts hitting the fan he's entitled to freak out a little.


    Aye, that's fine. Just don't go getting crushed by a helicopter and forcing the rest of us to drag you around for the rest of the mission... :D
     
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    LOL. Count on it.

    Actually, I was thinking he'd be a really epic soldier while on-duty (the reason he was picked), but he's energetic, charismatic, and really friendly (and a good drinking partner, in case you were wondering, Chad). Good leader, generally, even though he's not gonna be seriously high-ranked.
     
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    I'm still debating if I should lead the soldiers myself or leave it to one of you guys... Was thinking I might start off leading them, and then kill off the leader if it looks like it's not necessary...


    Also put up some maps -- might help clarify things, or maybe just confuse you more...



    Another thing: I need 2 people to play survivors. They're quite important to the story... Though I suppose I could just NPC them, I'd prefer if they were players...
     
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    i'm in on this one sounds awesome. SOCOM RANGERS! BOOYAH!! or is it OORAH! lol
    seriously though i'd like a slot in this one. Definitely my type of RPG.
     
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    Good to see ya again, Souji!
     
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    Would a character named No Eyes Jack be all right?
     
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    Ahrg, soldier or intruder... On the one side, I like the panic-rush-what is happening-chaos part about intruders, then again... running around yelling OORAH! is awesome as well... Made both the characters, can't pick :p Dutch intruder or Texan soldier...

    Oh well, I'll see what slot fills up the fastest
     
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    LOL. A Texan soldier would probably gel really good with my character. :D
     
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    Terrorist survivors? I don't mind playing one.


    EDIT: So intruders are those who stayed with Clarke and are still with him, and the survivors are those who got uneasy and tried to leave? Is that right?

    And also, lol at the map. Turns out Area 51 isn't quite so secret afterall :p
     
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    It's what's in the buildings that's secret. :eek:
     
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    good ta see ya too there Teele. ive always wanted to say that you look exactly like you r avatar"p
     

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