1. EFMingo

    EFMingo A Modern Dinosaur Staff Supporter Contributor

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    The Companionway (OOC)

    Discussion in 'Role Play Discussion' started by EFMingo, Mar 19, 2021.

    This is the official out-of-character chatroom for The Companionway RPG.

    Please post any character sheets here for approval before your initial posts. This is primarily a psychological horror RPG, so don't make any crazy magical characters or superheroes. The more flawed the personality of the character, the more the story will involve them facing their own personal challenges.

    I will use this thread primarily for providing more detailed sensory descriptions of the various characters around the hotel and sometimes other notes. Any questions should be relayed here or by PM. Also, feel free to just chat away here as well. Keep the story in the main thread and everything else in here.

    I look forward to getting started!
     
  2. Dandelion

    Dandelion New Member

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    Can I play a ghost character within The Companionway Inn or how exactly is the inn haunting?
     
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    The exact way in which this place is haunted is part of the mystery that will unfold as the story rolls forward. The first post for the story when I get the ball rolling will set up a lot of the initial building and setting, but I didn't want that to distract quite yet.

    Character creation will involve being human, yes. Not ghosts. It will actually be quite impossible to be a ghost in this sort of RPG, but we will get to that later.
     
  4. Dandelion

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    Name: Enola Patel

    Age: Sixtynine

    Gender: Female

    Appearance: Indian descent, long straight black hair, dark purple- almost black- salwar kameez (dress), and a golden dot centered on her forehead. She wears an arrangement of Japamala's around her neck. She is almost blind and walks with a cane.

    Personality: Olivia avoids confronting people directly and appears to be self-absorbed, talking to her deceased husband as if he were there. She obsessively prays and can be standoffish. Her best asset is her knowledge in history, medical treatments, and mythology/fables.

    Background: (This is especially useful in the formulation of the plot and how the house reacts to each of your characters. Give it some detail!) Enola came to America in the 1960s when she was thirteen. Her father had a doctorate but struggled to find work, while her mother, who also had a college education, worked in the restaurant industry. Enola went to school and was mostly independent. Later she would fall in love at a Cincinnati Red's game with an Indian man who worked as the Honda director named Philip. He took trips frequently to India for his family's business. They owned a beautiful house and had a boy. When the boy turned thirteen, he and his father took a private jet for a business trip, and the plane went down in the Arctic ocean. Enola never recovered. Instead, she sold all of their valuable assets. Now she travels out of a duffle bag, searching for closure for her dead loved ones.

    Luggage: (Did you back interesting items? You never know what could be useful. Pack logical things though based on your character and their purpose at the Inn.)
    Enola's floral duffle bag contains a few outfits and cosmetics, along with a scurrying mirror and a Hindu tarot deck. She may be old, but she still owns a cell phone. She keeps a miniature address/phone book and a pen in her jacket pocket.
     
  5. EFMingo

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    Interesting. An Indian won't be common in the Midwest. The history is great and helps with a lot. I can see some good avenues that can be taken involving this character. Some you are trying to drive in one direction, but the house will determine its own ways as it does. Is this character from any specific region in India? I know a bit about the Bengalis, but that is it.

    Approved character.

    I will be starting by the end of next week. I know of at least one more character incoming and suspect another. That will be a good set to start with.
     
  6. Dandelion

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    Thank you for the approval. She's from Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)
     

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