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Old 11-30-2018, 11:59 PM
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errm, a question: Can Monks use 'Deflect Missiles' ability to catch bullets?
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Old 12-01-2018, 01:15 AM
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OMG, I need to process this. Yes, monks can use deflect to catch bullets.
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I am very interested in this.
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Old 12-01-2018, 05:41 AM
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Alright, send me a PM if you want me to review, or if I missed your question.
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Old 12-01-2018, 08:53 AM
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I've started on my background for Hisa-sama if anyone wants a teaser
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Old 12-01-2018, 08:58 AM
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I've started on my background for Hisa-sama if anyone wants a teaser
Aren't the backgrounds supposed to be secret? That's what the example application says, anyway.
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:37 AM
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I see a couple other apps with open backgrounds though

If it's obligatory to be secret I'll continue on in secret text, but if it's the player's choice I don't mind mine being public.
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Race: Warforged (Juggernaut)
Class: Bear TotemBarbarian 6/ Battle MasterFighter 6
Weapon of Choice: Automatic Rifle/Warhammer
Alignment: Lawful Good
Nationality: English
Background: Soldier
Party Role: Tank/Damage dealer/Heavy Lifter

Core Concept: John was is an English veteran of the first world war. After being severely disfigured in a horrible explosion he was drafted for a special project. His body was replaced by a state of the art robotic prototype enhancing his strength, speed and durability. Unfortunately the process has left him traumatized and somewhat detached from humanity.


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Strength: would Juggernauts "Powerful Build" stack with Bear Totems "Aspect of the Beast" to give John 3 or 4 times lifting capacity?
what if I also took the Brawny feat?
Weapon: For simplicity could johns Rifle count as a warhammer when used in melee?
I would like to Primarily Melee but the rifle is rather iconic and a good ranged option. He can always fall back on his fists if needed.

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Man Vs Machine: i struggled with two concepts. A completely AI being that was built complete with a childlike ignorance of the world, Or the enhanced human I am applying with here. In the end i liked the concept of an ex soldier so I went this route.

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Share backstory imo. If other players know it, they can find ways to have their characters be open to story bits of other characters. Just because the players know doesn't mean the characters do. Makes the game better imo.
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Share backstory imo. If other players know it, they can find ways to have their characters be open to story bits of other characters. Just because the players know doesn't mean the characters do. Makes the game better imo.
Secret or don't, doesn't really matter.
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Age: 35
Sex: Male
Nationality: English
Role in the Party: Mundane Combatant
Class: UA Revised Spell-less Hunter ConclaveRanger (5), AssassinRogue (7)
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I would say that if your character is comfortable sharing their backstory, then share it from the onset. If your character has secrets from the party (which could exist for a number of reasons that don't include betraying the party. Maybe they're just embarrassed about killing their grandmother who was a werewolf or not wanting to be forthright that they used to be a member of the mafia, whatever) then leave them secret.
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Name: Diť Fu, Fire Wind of the East
Age: 26
Sex: Female
Nationality: Chinese Muslim from the Xinjiang Provence.
Role in the Party: Close ranged unarmed combat specialist with some Oriental spiritual knowledge.
Class: Way of the Four ElementsMonk 5/ Oath of the AncientsPaladin 6/ Phoenix SorcerySorcerer 1
Alignment: Lawful Good

Quirk: I absentmindedly ignite small fires that quickly sputter out.
<<<While Diť Fu has struggled to contain the spark of the Phoenix that resides within her for many years, her concentration slips when distracted.>>>
Trait: I have a strong sense of fair play and always try to find the most equitable solution to arguments.
<<<Diť considers it best if everyone is treated fairly, even if it is allowing an enemy to pick up a weapon before battle is joined.>>>
Ideal: Destiny: Nothing and no one can steer me away from my higher calling (Any).
<<<Diť has a destiny to fulfill and no one will stop her from fulfilling the Proficy.>>>
Bond: I protect those who cannot protect themselves.
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Flaw: I'm convinced of the significance of my destiny, and blind to my shortcomings and the risk of failure.
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Personality: Diť Fu's personality is one of focused determination. She believes fully in the Proficy that started her on her journey and desires to see it fulfilled. And as everyone has multiple reasons for being the way they are, there is a second reason for Diť's focus. If she does not maintain her focus, the Spark that resides inside her will escape in brief flickers of flames that will ignite flammable objects around her. This is the reason why she meditates so much, to maintain her focus and prevent her friends and innocents from being burned.

Diť does not like the western capitalist ideals she had encountered in Great Britten and the other European country's. She has a strong seance of fair play and does not like to see anyone take advantage of others, economically or militarily. If an enemy were to fumble a sword, she would allow him to pick it up before continuing the battle, and she will defend those who can not protect themselves to the bitter end.



Description: Diť Fu is short at five foot three inches tall and quite petite. She has pale complexion with oriental facial features shrouded by Black hair down to her mid back and piercing Jade Green eyes. Diť favors the loose flowing clothing from her oriental homeland but will suffer wearing the restrictive European clothing if it is for a good reason. She prefers her oriental garb to be mostly white, representing the purity of her destiny, and has a red sash and slippers, to represent the Spark of the Phoenix that resides inside her. In the front folds of her red sash are ten oriental darts(shuriken). And in the sash at her back is a hidden dagger(dirk). The Phoenix Medallion that rests around her neck is always with her as it is her responsibility to protect and as such, she will never take it off.



 


 


Sample RP: Diť looked down from the roof and watched the child closely. For two weeks she has been hunting a creature of the night. Following rumors and missing person reports she had tracked the monster to this particular Burro of London. At first she tried to pass herself off as bait, but she soon learned this monster had specific tastes. It only took finding two separate corpses of street urchins for Diť to come to this conclusion. So she waited, and watched. Whenever she saw a child out at night Diť would follow them, and watch over them, and protect them at need. So far, two thugs and one abusive parent were in jail nursing broken bones. This night, as the Americans say, she hit paydirt. Out of an alley across from Diť a pale hand motioned to the young girl. The street hardened girl, who would never have done so normally, smiled as if encountering an old friend and made as if to enter the alley. Diť would be quite embarrassed and shamed if she was wrong and this was not the monster she was after.

Stepping off the roof of a four story building was not what most people would call safe. But Diť was well trained. Quietly muttering two separate incantations of protection while holding her Phoenix Medallion, she then stepped off the roof and fell. Using whatever she could grab onto on the way down for brief seconds slowed her decent and she landed noisily as a clatter of pebbles, roof tiles, and one potted plant hit the ground with her. The sudden sound of her arrival must have surprised the monster as Diť's three follow up kick's connected soundly. The street girl, used to leaving friends to save herself, did so now and fled. An old cackling filled the air, "Ah, a hunter. It's been awhile since the last one came by. I should tell you, your physical attack will not harm a Vampire like me." Diť could see a shadowy outline of the monster thanks to a light at the other end of the alley. Between the shape, and the voice Diť could tell the monster was a good six inches shorter then her own five foot three inches of height. "I'll protect any innocent child with my life!" The monster said, "That's sweet." It stepped into the light, "BUT NO ONE PROTECTED ME!!!" Diť was surprised as the Vampire was a young girl of fifteen or sixteen years old and it almost cost her, her life.

In the first few attacks, Diť could tell the Vampire was toying with her. But so was she, and she really really shouldn't. With a twist from the spark that resided inside her, Diť was awash in flames, and her eye's glowed like coals. The flames that surrounded her seemed as if they sprung up out of thin air. The Vampire was surprised at this new development and backed off only to find the fire reaching for her over ten feet away and delivering savage blows that struck with each of Diť's punches. They actually hurt! And they burned! Now seriously pissed the Vampire moved, wickedly quick to sink her fangs into Diť's left upper forearm. Her fingers and lips burned and blistered only to heal thanks to the blood from her opponent. Diť screamed and retaliated with five viscous hits to the Vampires head now that the Vampire was immobilized by being attached to her arm. The blows sent the young looking Vampire against the wall, where she looked back at Diť. The left side of her head was indentation and burned horribly and her left eye was completely gone. Diť could see fear in her eye's now as Vampire said, "What are you?"

Before she could respond, Diť watched the Vampire turn into a bat and fly off into the night. Cursing in Mandarin, Diť quickly muttered a quick incantation and took off after her at over twice the speed a normal human could run. But bats can fly up and so when the Vampire did so, Diť had to use window sills, fire escapes, clotheslines, anything to reach the roofs to follow her. Luckily, there was a false dawn to the east and the bat kept low to the roofs so Diť was able to keep track of the black bat in the fading night as she jumped from roof top to roof top.

When the Vampire entered a dilapidated house thru a tiny hole in the roof, Diť was not going to find another way in. Still running full tilt, Diť jumped more up then across and landed at the same spot the Vampire vanished, and with the sound of snapping wood Diť fell threw the roof to land in a sprawl. The Vampire was on her in a heartbeat. Diť let her aura of fire face once she realized the house was a tinder keg. But with each punch, each kick to the Vampires body, fire flared. And the Vampire got some good hit's in to. Her dagger sliced Diť's flesh several times, and though the Vampire tried, she never laid fangs on Diť again. In the end, it ended quite suddenly. A broken board at the wrong angle for the Vampire but in the right place for Diť and the Vampire froze. Paralyzed from the two foot stake in her heart. It took a few seconds for her to calm down from the life and death battle. And about a minute to catch her breath.

With careful movements Diť picked up the young looking Vampire, stake and all. She sat her down in a sitting position facing east before forcing open the nailed shut window shutters that look towards the rising sun. True dawn was here but the light will take a while to get into position. Looking back to the Vampire Diť with a soft caring voice, "I'll stay here with you. I'll watch over you like your parents should have. You will not be alone." Walking over to the Vampire, Diť sat down besides her. She said soothing words, "It will be quick", "I am here for you", "the hunger will no longer control you", "you will not have to face this alone". When the sunlight was almost touching the Vampires head, Diť looked to the sunrise, unable to watch what needed to happen. As the smell of burning flesh filled the air Diť talked about how the sunrise washed away the dark and seemed to put color into things. Diť did not have to continue for long, as the singed stake of wood tumbled to the floor. For she was right. I was quick. Diť sat there, watching the sunrise with tears trickling down her serene face. Once the sun was fully up in the sky, Diť rose and limped out of the attic without wiping away the tears. For a young girl died for a second time this day.

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Zatoichi hardly presents what could be described as an imposing figure. Quite the opposite, dressing in simple, almost shabby clothing from his native land, he looks more like a peasant monk with his hair cropped nearly shaven and his awkward, slow moving mannerisms. If the wooden cane he uses to 'feel' his way as he walks did not give it away, one look at his often unshaven face with his eyes held shut informs that this blind man in his late 30's with his diminutive, shuffling gait, stooped posture and humble demeanor is not about to cause anyone trouble.

Yet, for some reason trouble usually finds its way to him. And when it does it is usually met with the sword that extracts from within his cane. The sword, which he grasps in a unique 'reverse grip' and wields with lightning fast reflexes has eliminated many opponents over the years, to his ever-increasing regret at the continued loss of life by his hand.


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The sun was starting to set as Zatoichi was nearing the last leg of his dayís journey, approaching the town of Matsusaka, just outside of Ise, on his way to visit the Grand Shrine. It had been a long, hot day and Ichi was growing tired, weary from his travels. The last rays of the sun on his face told him it was time to find a good place to rest for the night.

Walking slowly with his cane tapping the ground, he heard a voice call out to him: "Welcome, Stranger! Rest here for the evening?" Ichi stopped abruptly at the sound of a woman's voice. "Yes, I'd like to rest for the night! Do you have a room for a lonely traveler?" Taking his arm, the woman guided him through the doorway. "Who's your friend there, Miss?" Ichi asked. The woman scowled in silence at her accomplices, who were waiting just inside the 'room' - one with a drawn knife and the other brandishing a billy club. The woman gave Ichi a shove to push him completely into the middle of the room and then made her way back to the door, closing it. "Hand over your wallet old fella, and no one needs to get hurt!" called out a rough voice, young but trying to sound 'tough'. Hurt? No, I don't want either of you to get hurt. The man with the club jabs it into Ichi's stomach. "He said, give us your wallet! Or the next one will be the blade!" Ichi nearly doubles over from the blow, and raises his cane up instinctively in front of him. Holding it with one hand at the top and the other towards the middle, he warns: "Listen, you're both young. You have many years to work and get money. Don't bother a poor, old guy like me. I'm not worth it."

Growing frustrated, the man with the knife takes a step forward - his blade drawn with the intention of claiming his prize, at any cost. In the space of a heartbeat, Ichi feels the slight movement of air; hears the shoe hit the floor; an inhaled breath. Before the next heartbeat, Ichi has already loosened the hidden sword from within his cane, raising it just slightly out of the top of the cane by about 4 inches. The man with the knife lunges, but is first parried by the exposed blade from the top of Ichi's cane. Grasping the handle at the top of the cane by his fist, Ichi continues to extract the sword straight up and out, bringing the blade up and into the torso of the man, who sinks to the ground in a growing pool of blood.

Seeing his partner fall, the other man with the club rushes in to attack their intended target. But by now, Ichi's sword is fully extracted. With the empty cane held in his left hand he swats the new attacker's face and brings the right hand holding the sword again across the torso, nearly slicing the second man in half. As this one also falls to the ground, the woman by the door lets out a small cry. "Oh, Miss! You really should be careful. Guys like these are trouble." Sheathing his sword back into the cane, Ichi 'feels' the ground back towards the door, preparing to leave. The woman has since stepped to the side, in shock at the death of her two partners. As Ichi opens the door, the woman draws a pistol and takes careful aim at Ichi's back. Hearing the pull of a hammer, Ichi turns around just as she pulls the trigger. With a flash too quick to be seen, Ichi's blade again extends out of the cane, pulled up by his reverse-grip just enough to deflect the bullet, which splits - half ricocheting towards a wall and half ricocheting back toward the woman, striking her in the chest. As she crumples to the floor, she spits out a final curse: "Trouble? You're the trouble! You're bring nothing but ... Trouble!" "Yes...Trouble and I are ... old friends."


 



 

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