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Old Aug 10th, 2020, 09:16 PM
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The Pyramid of Eryx

The Pyramid of Eryx

Attention: Deadline for submitting/completing applications is 10:00pm EST Friday 6/4/21


SystemCall of Cthulhu 6th Edition

ThemeCthulhu mixed with old school science fiction.

Posting RateThis game will have a slower posting rate due to the fact that I have a hectic life with young kids. So, it is perfect for those who are looking for a slower-paced game.

SettingThis game takes place on a parallel version of the planet Venus that is habitable though inhospitable. Humid jungles inhabited with strange plants cover most of the surface. An atmosphere of carbon dioxide requires humans to wear breathing apparatuses. Acid rain threatens to dissolve flesh and bone. And Earth is little more than a bright light in the sky.

PlotIt is 2103 AD. Earth’s supply of fossil fuels has been exhausted. A worldwide energy crisis has ensued. The characters are employees of Terra Nova Oreworks (TNO) that have been sent to the surface of Venus to mine crystals that can be used to produce electricity. Due to the extreme value of these crystals, the characters have been given carte blanche.

The characters arrive aboard the Sagittarius, a simple freighter that has been outfitted for the alien environment. It has a fusion drive capable of making the trip in 50 days. It has enough food and water in its stores to last the crew for five years. It is armed with a laser cannon for drilling mine shafts.

Due to the hostile environment, each character is equipped with a suit of power armor. It is fitted with a device that dissolves "chlorate cubes" into breathable oxygen. It also has an apparatus that keeps the wearer comfortable in the humid environment.

Each character is also equipped with a flame pistol that fires superheated bolts of plasma. The characters also have access to conventional weapons, such as handguns and shotguns.

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  • Doctor: You're on Venus to ensure that everyone stays alive.
  • Miner: You're on Venus to mine crystals that can produce electricity.
  • Space Marine: You're on Venus to provide security (chew bubblegum and kick a$$).
  • Technician: You're on Venus to keep the ship running.

ApplicationName: [No funny business.]
Occupation: [Choose one from the list above.]

Appearance: [2-7 sentences]

Background: [1-3 paragraphs]
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Old Aug 11th, 2020, 04:55 PM
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Having a hectic life with young kids myself, and being a huge COC fan, I am definitely interested!

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Name: Elijah Patterson
Occupation: Miner

Appearance:
Elijah is a stocky man of slightly below average height, with a bushy brown beard showing signs of gray and a head of curly hair he often wears underneath a plain watch cap when he is able. His brown eyes are crow-footed and he has slight bags underneath them. He has a wide, slightly crooked nose and a warm smile, and favors the cheapest cigars he can find when he is in need of a smoke. He dresses for functionality over fashion - work pants, boots, long sleeved shirts, and gloves make up the vast majority of his wardrobe.

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Born and raised in a rural town in West Virginia, Elijah Patterson hails from a long line of coal miners. In the family archives the oldest known photograph they have shows his great-many-times-over grandfather in black and white holding a pickaxe outside a local mine that dried up and was sealed closed almost two centuries ago. Of course, things have come a long way since then. Elijah is widely considered an expert in his field and though he still enjoys getting dirty in the trenches things are much different now. Well acquainted with the operation of heavy machinery and geological digs, despite his coarse exterior Elijah possesses a surprisingly scientific mind and has earned his master's degree in geology from the University of Arizona. He has come a long ways from his red hat days working at his first coal mine, and is now the assistant head of mining operations for Terra Nova Oreworks. His superior Carter Lambwright is a far better administrator than Elijah, who prefers to do the dirty work alongside the others, so when the mission to Venus was planned Elijah was the natural choice.
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Old Aug 17th, 2020, 02:46 PM
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Still working on a background, but bumping this to garner more interest.
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Still working on a background, but bumping this to garner more interest.
Iím not sure that Iím going to get enough people to run this.
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Old Aug 17th, 2020, 06:05 PM
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Sadly I think that's the case. Which sucks as this is a really interesting concept for COC.
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Hi Stormhammer.

Don't give up! I'd be applying if I wasn't already in another CoC game (and full to the brim with other games!)
Although, I do have to say that the proposed game does seem a bit unorthodox for CoC. Perhaps you'll be looking for a very niche group of players to try this particular experiment?

Edit: On the other hand, you do have that other CoC game ad, which seems much more straightforward. Might be better to consolidate so as not to dilute the CoC player pool too much.
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I also think, that this sounds like a lot of fun, but sadly, I have never played CoC. Seeing as we are close to the deadline, how many players would you have needed to run this and what about players that are new to CoC?

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Hi. Only just seen this as I applied for your other game. If I come up with a character could you run with 2 ?

I’ve played 7th edition but in a traditional setting.
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I could potentially run this with 2 if you guys wanted to make characters.
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I have never played Call of Cthulhu but this looks hella dope and I'm willing to learn. Sign me up!
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I am going to recruit for this game again. I hope that I get a better response.
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I too would be interested in joining this game. I have played CoC a few times, always PBP. I will come up with a marine character either today or tomorrow.
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I have never played CoC so would need to learn but I am willing to learn.

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Name: Dr. Joel Morrel
Occupation: Doctor

Appearance: Tall and lanky Joel had always been described as slim, skinny, or a scarecrow in a lab coat. His long fingers end in neat short finger nails. He grooms himself compulsively causing a look of precarious perfection. The deep circles under his protruding eyes caused his already ghostly figure to take on a more haunted look. Joel will often smell of soap or disinfectant, and becomes irritated when situation keep him from his strict routines. He is an old soul parting and combing his hair in the old style, wearing trousers and pressed dress shirts almost all the time.

Background: Joel grew up on the West coast, of Canada. His parents pushed him to excel in everything and he graduated with his medical doctorate at the shocking age of 19. At such a young age he found it impossible to find a suitable job. Bouncing around for the last six years he finally has decided to venture off planet to get the respect and autonomy he believes is being withheld due to his young age.

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