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Old 06-03-2019, 04:36 PM
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There are three seats left that I'll fill between now and the 11th with an estimated game launch for first scene on July 1st.

Please feel free to continue to apply and if you haven't been selected yet, please don't give up on us yet. I include the other team members on the last few seats so it just takes a little bit more time to get those filled.

Thanks! Savoy
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Jimmy Sister, ID: <OSIRS TO ASSIGN>
Archetype: The Student (The History Buff)

PHYSICAL STATISTICS
Senses normal
Awareness -/-/-
Initiative 12/17/22
Action Points: 1
Speed 20 meters
Str 4, Agi 4, Vit 5, Int 6, Foc 4, Per 3

DURABILITY
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Vitality 4 Durability Track
Severity Wounds Effects
13 [] [] No ill effects.
46 [] [] No ill effects.
79 [] [] 1 step penalty to all checks
1012 [] [] 2 step penalty to all checks
1315 [] [] 3 step penalty to all checks
16+ [] Incapacitated

SKILLS AND TALENTS
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Skills
Resilience 2, 13/18/23
Dodge 1, 15/20/25
Willpower 3, 13/18/23
Firearm Combat: Rifle 4, 12/17/22
Academics: History 5, 9/14/19
Awareness 3, 13/18/23
Culture (?) 4
Deception 2, 15/20/25
Dodge 2, 14/19/24
Endurance 4, 11/16/21
Misdirection 2, 15/20/25
Science: Astronomy 3, 11/16/21

Talents
Alertness
Elusive
Sniper

FX
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Psi
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ATTACK ACTIONS
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GEAR

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The IncidentIt started with a party. The engineering frat threw it together for midterms, and I was pretty burnt out at that point. First one I've been to. It was alright, as parties go, enough going on for everyone to find something to get into. As far as I can remember, anyway. I've got until it ramps up proper, and then everything goes fuzzy; pretty sure somebody slipped me a mickey.

After that, it's all a blur. I wasn't completely out - I have a decent tolerance for anesthetics, doctors never give me the right amount. It's a problem - so I remember bits and pieces, but I wasn't exactly coherent. There was a car, a forest, a cave, and then a bunch of blood. Like a bunch of blood. After the Institute came in and cleaned up the place, I was brought to a hospital (no lasting side effects), and given a rough explanation of what happened. Apparently I was to be a sacrifice, but they screwed up something important and exploded or were ate or something. Cults don't exactly hire for smarts, you know?

Hey, I can still finish my classes, right? That's not going to be a problem? Only my parents would kill me if I dropped out just cause of a job, especially if they knew what I was actually doing. I'd really appreciate it.


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This will be my third go around with the Hoffs. My first character only lasted a couple of days lol. My second was a staple for quite some time and only stopped when the game took a hiatus. Now we've got new characters and new challenges. For anyone not in the know, Sav puts a ton of research and thought into the game. It helps if you want to immerse yourself as well. The presence of so much "real" world information makes suspension of disbelief much easier. With the familiar all around you, it's just more plausible to accept little eccentricities like a face eating yeti or time travelling cellists. I'd say the only limit to your engagement and your enjoyment, is your own investment in the charater and the ride.
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Jimmy is a history major from Kentucky, focusing on world religions and mythologies, who had a run-in with some Old Ones cultists (Cthulhu, Dagon, he doesn't remember, he was mostly sedated). Something went wrong, they all died, and now he's here after HI came in and cleaned up the remaining mess. He really hopes they'll let him finish his classes while he's working there.
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Ok I saw Jimmy' sister on the header. So I was wondering... You applying as Jimmy or his sister?
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Ok I saw Jimmy' sister on the header. So I was wondering... You applying as Jimmy or his sister?

I think that is a tip of the hat to "The Sister Brothers".
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Jimmy is a history major from Kentucky, focusing on world religions and mythologies, who had a run-in with some Old Ones cultists (Cthulhu, Dagon, he doesn't remember, he was mostly sedated)...
Nice - The Rescued from Cultist Archetype.
Let me know if you need help working out the skills/talent stuff!
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James Smith, ID: <OSIRS TO ASSIGN>
Archetype: Unremarkable

PHYSICAL STATISTICS
Senses normal
Awareness -/-/-
Initiative 10/15/20
Action Points: 1
Speed 20 meters
Str 3, Agi 4, Vit 4, Int 5, Foc 6, Per 4

Vitality 4 Durability Track
Severity Wounds Effects
1–3 [] [] No ill effects.
4–6 [] [] No ill effects.
7–9 [] [] –1 step penalty to all checks
10–12 [] [] –2 step penalty to all checks
13–15 [] [] –3 step penalty to all checks
16+ [] Incapacitated

TRAITS
Alertness
Elusive
Spy

SKILLS AND TALENTS (35 points on skills)

Willpower (Foc) 5

Dodge (Agi) 1*
Armour Training (Int) 1*
Melee Combat 1*
- Striking Weapon (Agi)
Primative Weapon Combat 1*
- Bow (Foc)

Awareness (Foc) 3
Computer 3
- Hacking (int/Foc) 1
Culture (well travelled journalist - a smattering of just about every language)
- North America 1
- South America 1
- Europe 1
- Far East 1
- Middle East 1
- Fay* 1

Endurance (Vit) 2
- Alcohol/Recreational Substances
Misdirection (Per/Foc) 5
Profession - Journalist/Blogger 3
- Photographer
Security (Int/Foc) 2
Survival (Foc) 1

FX
Illusion (Foc) 2
--- Conceal 1
Mesmerism (Foc) 2
--- Forgetfulness 1

ATTACK ACTIONS
--- Close my eyes and hope?

GEAR

Camera, microphone, lenses, mac.

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Concept ThingIt started like, well if you are like me, at-all like me, you'll know what I mean:

You go into a bar and it doesn't matter where you stand, or how big the note you wave in your hand, it's always the people either side of you that get served. No matter how hard you try you just can't seem to catch the barstaff's eye; they just serve everyone else.

Depressing isn't it. Well it was for me anyway - the more I was ignored the more depressed I got and the more depressed I was the less I wanted to be noticed... Maybe you've been there?

So, one day I got so fed up of being ignored I just walked round the bar and poured my own beer. I didn't care if I got thrown out - I just didn't care about much of anything by then. But I didn't get thrown out - no body noticed.

It became a thing, and it got to where a bar didn't even have to be busy and then one day I was - I'm a photo journalist by the way - I was at a demonstration and this riot broke out and I was there in the middle of the whole thing just snapping away and everyone ignored me - more than ignored me, went round me and carried on. It was the strangest thing.

Yeah I know that's was weird right but then it got even stranger. It was like even machines couldn't be bothered anymore. I forgot my pin and was like you know - how am I gonna get cash now? and the thing didn't even bother to ask. It just gave me the money - I mean I could have been anybody, it could have been anybody's card.

So that was when I knew, that was when I said "Stop. This is not just me being boring - this is a THING. I looked it up - Glamour the Irish call it, so I have The Glamour - paradoxical or what? Right?"

Pictures you see - I take pictures, freelance, sell them, but I can take pictures others cannot. I can see things others cannot, I can see past the glamour of others just as they can see past mine but we don't always know each other for what we are until we see that others can't. It's a club - a lonely club perhaps but a club none-the-less - and I was never in a gang at school so it's nice to be in one now.

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I'ld been taking pictures in this area for a while. It had interested me that part of Charleston, and I wondered if I might do serious piece on urban degeneration. And on this day - I had pictures of space holes and who knows what - it really kicked off. And then BOOM!

I wasn't sure what to do with all the pictures - I knew the normal papers wouldn't touch them but I had contacts, there were places where folks would buy pictures that belonged in a science fiction movie or horror film; there were collectors and agencies. So after reducing the options I post them with the normal copyright and disclaimers.

I was quite impressed when they found me - no really. It's not often someone comes to my front door. Even tho post man struggles with the box at the end of the drive.
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Nice job Neil and welcome back to Hoffmann.
As a returning player (and because your character rocks), you've been SELECTED!

Please go ahead a copy this guy over to the Cast Member Page (Human Resource Archive) and I'll to my tweaking over there.

Congrats and I'm excited to be working with you again soon!

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This will be my third go around with the Hoffs. My first character only lasted a couple of days lol. My second was a staple for quite some time and only stopped when the game took a hiatus. Now we've got new characters and new challenges. For anyone not in the know, Sav puts a ton of research and thought into the game. It helps if you want to immerse yourself as well. The presence of so much "real" world information makes suspension of disbelief much easier. With the familiar all around you, it's just more plausible to accept little eccentricities like a face eating yeti or time travelling cellists. I'd say the only limit to your engagement and your enjoyment, is your own investment in the character and the ride.
Thanks buddy! I appreciate the compliment.

I'm really looking forward to seeing this team in action and what direction they head with the Institute!
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Thanks for the spot savy - looking forward to it.

Do need you to check the character sheet though as I'm not a systems type of player. Yours heads up up of what the misdirection skill was really helped me turn the concept into a character sheet.

I have to ask though - what is the FX Clamour/Glamour? skill. I might want to refine things.
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Thanks for the spot savy - looking forward to it.

Do need you to check the character sheet though as I'm not a systems type of player. Yours heads up up of what the misdirection skill was really helped me turn the concept into a character sheet.

I have to ask though - what is the FX Clamour/Glamour? skill. I might want to refine things.
My pleasure!!

Yep... I'll give it a close look as I get around to awarding your Traits, etc.
I'll also add links to those skills as I build up the reference pages.
You'll be able to tweak everything as we go.

See you on the other side!

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Thanks for hanging out with us Laser!

Seymour Bradley... you've been SELECTED as a Hoffmann Recruit!

Please go ahead a copy this guy over to the Cast Member Page (Human Resource Archive) and I'll do my tweaking over there.

Congrats and I'm excited to be working with you again soon!

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Coming in July of 2019!
Dark*Matter: The Hoffmann Institute
OPEN TO APPS UNTIL TEAM IS FILLED
(est. June 5-11th)
1 position open

There is 1 seat remaining in the next class of Hoffmann Institute recruits.
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