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    Rybok's Rat Pack: Dark Shadows (Discussion Thread)

    Discussion in 'Archive' started by Raven, Nov 8, 2008.

    This thread is for discussion regarding the game Rybok's Rat Pack: Dark Shadows.

    The game will be released for play in January 2009. The main post is up but will require further updayes before the game is fully ready for play.


    If you have any questions between now and the game start please use this thread to ask.
     
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    Are there spots reserved for players of the previous Rat Pack (like Cogito) or is it still on a first-come, first-serve basis?
     
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    There is a reserve spot for Cogito. leaving 11 places left. Jared Slovynk was the only Criminal to survive.
     
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    This sounds real interesting, dang previews. I'm kidding. I have a question or a few. How fast do you think the story will go? or How fast do these things normally go?
    Thank you for answering my question I appreciate it.
     
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    I'll definetely join this one. I alread know what character I'll use.
     
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    The first game was very fast paced I've never seen that kind of rapid play since. Sadly much of the original players haven't posted here in nearlyy a year. The second game was almost as fast paced as the first which pretty much had the same players. Now game three brought in the new wave of gamers and again the game shot up fast usually once the characters are placed in their mission everyone just for some bizarre reason posts and posts and yeah. The two spin off games pretty much held a good rapid play.

    I guess really since the third game it depends on the players. I've never played a slow Rat Pack game they usually take bewteen three weeks to 5 before the game concludes.



    Good to have you on board. :)
     
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    I have a character in mind, so I guess I'll race my fellow posters for a spot :D Sounds like it will be an awesome game
     
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    I've got a few ideas for characters, too. I usually like to base them off what other people aren't doing, though.

    So, is Cogito the bad guy or what?
     
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    Yea been thinking of a character for this game after reading Cogito's character.

    Gonna be stalking the forums for this one XD
     
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    To understand the relationship between Colonel Saul Rybok and Cogito’s Jared Slovynk you would have to read Cold Pursuit Written by me My first ever Rybok's Rat Pack Story. And to understand Jared Slovynk you'd be better reading The Killing Jar written by Cogito.
     
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    I think I will join this one in January, I think I will have some free time in January. I think I will have to fight for a spot as well, its like shopping on Black Friday. :)
    I even have a character planned out.
     
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    I would surely join this one.
     
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    Got a profile up and ready for this one too
     
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    Not at all. But Jared "doesn't work and play well with others," as grade school report cards used to say.

    He's the quiet type - keeps to himself. And every action he takes is for his own best interests. He'll happily slit your throat if you're in his way, but if your survival is to his benefit, there are few safer places to be than with him.

    The Killing Jar
     
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    Cogito, just got done reading the Killing Jar for like the 3rd time. I like that character very well thought out and you can easily describe his actions. He is a bad ass ^.^
     
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    Thanks. He's really a far cry from my usual type of character, but he has been very interesting to write.

    Then there's the matter of Jess, referred to in passing at the end of The Killing Jar. That's a new wrinkle that may come out in the course of the game...
     
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    I am hoping that my character is either NOT in Slovynky's way or of some use to him.
     
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    Gulp... I just hope my religious maniac doesn't piss him off :D
     
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    Jared Slovnyk does not get pissed off, at least not so you'd notice. Losing one's temper is not good for survival.

    He is equally without rage and without compassion. Which makes him about the scariest person I have ever "met."
     
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    I have a knack for pissing people of, so we'll see :p

    On a side note, I was wondering what role nobility and, more importantly, religion play in the Rybok's Rat Pack universe.
     
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    Well, unless your character is an exnoble then nobility will probably play very little out on the frontline amonsgt a bunch of criminals.
     
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    It's more for my background then anything else; my character is sentenced to death for acts of religious terrorism and multiple accounts of kidnapping, and I was wondering if the nobles (who'se children I kidnapped) have enough influence to delay my death sentence (at least untill I tell them where I hid their kids :))
     
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    To answer the question about Nobility
    I quote Colonel Saul Rybok.

    Rybok would not care if they came from the poor worlds or rich worlds. They are all Military Penals that have a skill.

    The Only one Rybok ever let go was Jared.

    Rybok is hard face and will kill any of them that try to flee your turn on him. Also Rybok is himself held for the account of a serious crime.
     
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    Pray you make it out alive...

    Religion only has the role that it does to any individual character. It has been said that there are no atheists in foxholes. I personally take that statement with a grain of salt, but I would agree that any deep religious beliefs you may hold will probably rise in importance in the conditions of continuous deadly peril of a Rat Pack mission.
     
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    I guess I'm getting ahead of myself again... will post the character when the game opens up, and let you guys have a look at it :)
     
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