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    Project Zero Discussion Thread

    Discussion in 'Archive' started by Keitsumah, Jan 7, 2013.

    Hey guys! Hope you'll like this RPG! We'll be posting OOC content in this thread and please post your character templates in here as well for approval.

    Hint: This is a mystery and sci-fi RPG with some suspense. I hope to keep you on the edges of your seats!
     
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    Perhaps, perhaps I'll get into xD.
     
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    Name: Gottfried Hodim

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    Bio:
    Though for any new acquaintance Gott may claim to being born and raised in SnowPeak the man is originated from Denver, at the age of three he moved from the great capital to this small town where his parents wished to start their life anew. His already deceased mother was a primary school English teacher who for most of the time taught at SnowPeak’s local school, his father was a slightly different case, however.

    Probably Gottfried stole most of his traits from the father, a rough short tempered man who was put behind bars not much longer before his firstborn’s birth, he never told Gott the reason, actually they seldom spoke at all.

    At three he met his father for the first time, he could barely believe the tall and strong man in front of him was the man mother talked so much about. “You will love him.” She used to say whenever the child questioned about his absent parent yet upon knowing the man he felt only fear of those big brown eyes, bushy beard and tattoos that covered the right arm. Sooner after they moved to SnowPeak, the place where most of his early childhood memories where formed.

    Life with mother and father became difficult in these first years, it seemed his father had no patience for a child, Gottfried grew to be deadly afraid of his father’s thundering voice. When, now a thirteen year old lad, he at last saw his father’s last breath peace came into the house. For some reason mother quit her job at the school and came to spend the whole day sobbing about their small house, he did not understand why the tears on her face, he, the tyrant who had until now governed their life, was at last gone. During that same year he was sent to a boarding school.

    The day of his return to the beloved SnowPeak was marked by the death of his mother, at eighteen he was left completely alone in the world with nothing but a rather small group of friends from the boarding school that also soon disappeared. Not wanting to start any university he started an occupation as a security guard in a mall where he still works to this day.

    Personality: One thing is true about Mr.Hodim, he is not really fond of communicating with people. Since his return from the boarding school not many inhabitants of the town have had interest in approaching the house where the late Mr. and Mrs. Hodim lived or getting acquainted with their child, most find him a strange introvert and prefer to keep their distance. Had he ever had any close friends he never commented about them and spent most of his time immersed in his own thoughts.

    Appearance: Tall as his father, the man looks tough to most people. The head looks small over the broad shoulders and muscular arms he acquired by working out at the gym for years of endless evenings, he has short dark brown hair, a mass of fuzzy locks growing at the top of his round head, a pair of small mud colored eyes give him a rather dull and unattractive look.
     
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    wow. Definetly approved!
     
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    Name: Magda McFarlin

    Age: 31

    Bio: Magda's American father came to Northern Ireland in the early 1970's. A strong supporter of the Republican Cause he married into a Catholic family, and was reported to have links with the IRA. He died in a traffic accident in 1984.

    Magda was the second of five children (and the only girl).

    One of her friends was shot dead (a case of mistaken identity) by a member of an IRA splinter group, when Magda was seventeen. She reacted by joining the British Army, the day after the funeral. She was ostracized from her family and community.

    She has seen action in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

    She left the Army three years ago, to join a Private Security Company, run by a former commanding officer.

    Three weeks ago she received an encrypted email from a former Army colleague. Joe Kirk said he was concerned about security at the facility he was working at. After three email exchanges, and one telephone call, Magda lost contact with Joe.

    Concerned, for the safety of her friend (and, from the information she received, the wider public) Magda took two weeks leave and booked a plane to Colorado. She hired a Jeep and (from one of her many contacts) purchased some weaponry (including a rifle, hand guns, ammunition, infrared goggles and thermal image weapon scope) and drove up towards SnowPeak.

    A roadblock twenty five miles from SnowPeak confirmed her suspicions. Forced to abandon the Jeep, Magda loaded her backpack with all the weaponry she could and headed through the forests on foot, arriving on the outskirts of SnowPeak, eight hours later, having avoided contact with military patrols.

    Personality: A team player, when there is a team she can trust, Magda can be independent and headstrong. She makes a stand on issues she believes in. She suffers fools not at all and is not averse to bending the rules and flouting orders if she believes the orders to be wrong headed (this got her into trouble in the Army on three occasions but was also the reason she was recruited by her ex-commanding officer).

    Appearance: 5'7'', brown eyes, short dark hair currently shaped into a bob. Athletic, with good muscle tone. The lobe of her left ear is missing (a souvenir from Afghanistan).
     
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    Nicely thought out character, approved!

    I'm going to check on one other person i would like to see in this and then we might get started!
     
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    Putting up my character bio here. My apologies for putting it in the actual RPG, I can be quite scatter-brained on such things.


    Name: Stephen Finns
    Age: 24
    Bio: A rather withdrawn individual living alone in a small cottage a half-mile out of town. Lives rather self-dependent, having only to pay for a few utilities such as water and electricity. Officially working as a stock-boy for the local grocer, he's often found working various odd-jobs around town for pocket-change or meals. Occasionally sells animals pelts and the like from hunting in town for a bit of extra revenue. Was not a town native, moved in only a couple years ago.
    Personality: Withdrawn and seemingly depressed. Has an aversion to alcohol, avoiding the few bars and liquor stores in town. When spoken to he is considered very polite and kind, if not a little distracted. Somewhat positive reputation around the town.
    Appearance: Keeps himself very clean and well shaven. A thin, but not quite lanky build. Some muscle, but without any real tone or definition. His coal-black hair is kept short and well-kept and his are a dulled green. Overall a rather average appearance with no striking features.

    Additional: A (somewhat) competent huntsman and marksman. Owns a single rifle, yet plenty of ammunition for it.

    So can we begin posting or do you want us to wait?


     
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    yes you can post, oh and one detail it is the middle of winter (i'll focus on setting but i'd like to make sure no one gets confused on things like that -plus there is a dense forest surrounding SnowPeak if you didn't already assume that)

    Get ready for some mystery drama!
     
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    Name: Dexter Craftian

    Appearance: Dexter is a blonde haired, blue eyed. He dresses in a grey suit with a black tie, He is handsome in a friendly way and wears expensive dress shoes. He has an average build healthy build and is of average height.

    Personality: Rude, selfish, arrogant, motor mouth. But he tends to be nicer to people are a closer to him in personality. He always thinks of himself first unless the situation actually super, super and I mean super serious. He has a big temper and loves hitting on women.

    BIO: Multiple choice past. It is a known fact that he comes from money and he killed both of his parents. Other then that he is shrouded in myth.

    Obscure: Doesn't like guns
     
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    *Ignore the previous statement, decided to just post it here lol*

    Name: Art Green

    Age: 23

    Bio: Born and raised in Snowpeak, grew up in a small but respectable home with two loving parents and a younger brother. His mom was an elementary school teacher and his Dad worked as a manager at the main ski lodge. He is an excellent snowboarder, learned it at an early age, and knows the mountain like the back of his hand. His brother peter always looked up to him, and idolized his skills on the slopes. When he was seventeen (after much begging) he took his little brother with him snowboarding. That day peter died. The police found the boy’s body shredded by a large animal, (reported as a bear) but there was no sign of Art until that night when he came limping into town, with tattered cloths and a tear struck face. Art claimed it was a monster, a beast of incredible size and proportions, a horrible thing of teeth, claws and rage. At first people took these claims that he was still in shock at seeing his brother get killed by a bear. But as time passed he became more insistent, and started lashing out. His parents having no way to control the increasingly erratic behavior of their son then had him committed to a mental hospital, where he has resided for the past six years.

    Personality: Odd, can go from distant to focused in a blink of an eye, speaks his mind though whatever is on it may not make sense to the rest of the world, most of the time he seems harmless but often has fits of anger or rage.

    Appearance: Short brown hair, light amber eyes, a perpetual shade of stubble on his face, a surprisingly muscled build, and various scars on his torso.

    Weapon: A small pump action shotgun, can shoot bean bag rounds as well.
     
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    Accepted!
     
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    oh wow i can use this... good character! Accepted!
     
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    I took the liberty of deleting the misplaced posts from your game thread so they didn't distract from the story. Hope that was OK.
     
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    Sure, i was actually wondering what to do with them, but that solves it lol :D thanks (big time perfectionist here)
     
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    Hi, I am new to RPG so just want to ask a question. I get the bit about not controlling other characters. But how far does this go?

    For example if (when) Magda meets Strike and I write a scene where there is a conversation: can I write replies from Strike (as long as it is within character and I am not revealing plots that Magda would not know - e.g. I would not have Strike talking about his secret gun, etc) or do I wait for you to write the reply from Strike? Obviously if there was a BIG question that Magda was asking I would leave it there anyway, but other general conversation (like Strike asking "Who the hell do you think you are?" if Magda questioned his authority)?

    Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I would rather ask it than commit an RPG faux pas!
     
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    Usually you let the other person type the reply. The only exception would be the game master which, in this case, is Keit. It does not have to be a limiting factor really you can ask more than one question or resort to some filler "show-don't-tell" content. Also, please note that posts don't have to be long. Sometimes as little as 25 words suffices.

    ^ is what I have noticed in other games and is strictly how I view it, Keitsumah might look at it differently...
     
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    Thanks, that makes sense.
     
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    Thomas Berony

    Age: 17
    Bio: Thomas Berony is the only child of Vienna Torez and son to Jerome Berony. Jerome Berony was a military freelancing specialist. Thomas has been personally trained and drilled by Jerome from the age of 5. Jerome is a very strict but loving father. He has taught Thomas to do what he has been trained for but to also show honor and mercy when there is room for it. Vienna is divorced from Jerome since Thomas was 13 because she wanted solemn custody of Thomas to protect him from his tough upbringing. Thomas still has a very good relationship with his mother but, since his father has powerful friends at court he (Jerome) now instead has solemn custody of Thomas. That is, until he becomes 18.

    Thomas is skilled but also humble. Fearless, but not without sense. He is somewhat underdeveloped when it comes to knowledge outside of surviving and other military skills. Computers, writing, arts, math etcetera are all out of his league. He sometimes dislikes the fact that he does not have this knowledge and is eager to learn but until now, he has focused on what he does best instead.

    Thomas was never enlisted in the army. What he and his father do is, strictly spoken, illegal but Jerome has friends in the military and in court which deliberately ignore this. They allow them because they serve the army as expert deniable ops.

    Vienna recently moved to a village on the outskirts of Snowpeak to escape her past with Jerome.

    Persona: Kind, humble, honorable, decisive, seizes the initiative. Very direct, he speaks his mind without concern for how others might take it. Strongly sticks to his principles, there are no alternative views possible. He does not easily connect with people emotionally, he can (and does) do it, but it takes time. Tends to take everything upon himself because he knows he can do it and wants to protect others.

    Appearance: Short, crew cut black hair, well-tended and lean. Stands 5"8 tall, light skin-tone. When he is off-job he wears blue jeans, belt, grey shirt and dark-grey sweater.
    When on a job he wears a black jumper, a black bulletproof vest on top of it and army pants. He has an arafat shawl wrapped around his neck. He carries a bolt-action sniper rifle, a general-purpose knife and a silenced hand pistol.
     
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    Yeah in answer to britinfrance, in addition to what macaberz said you could also either get permission from the other person to temporarily control the character for something simple like answering questions if it's cool with the gm, or you could collaborate on a post with the person ahead of time. Usualy NPc type characters you can have full control of though.

    *oh now I have a question, do we not have a word limit on posts in this rpg?*
     
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    Thanks Question. As to the word limit, Keitsumah aready replied to someone else that there was none.
     
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    Accepted. Glad to have you on the team Mac!
     
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    and dw acutally i do not mind too much if people have other character react within reason (such as having someone turn to look at them if they ask a question), but talking will have to be posted by the owner of the character please.
     
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    Name: Garan Letarim

    Age: 19

    Bio: Garan has always been an outsider. He started off drawing and painting miniatures, and then checked out one hobby or spare-time activity after the other. This has made him a "Jack of all trades" (but master of none). He moved to Snowpeak "to study", but he mostly goes hunting or snowboarding.

    Personality: Garan is a naive and nostalgic person. He can spend much time just looking at the clouds.

    Appearance: Garan is 5"8' tall and looks like he's something near seventeen.
     
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    accepted. I'll try to post now but im in class atm lol
     
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    Lol first hint i gave away now until you see what the monster looks like: it has claws -or could that be talons...?
     

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