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Old Sep 19th, 2021, 06:12 AM
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Yay for flavoured food paste that is probably recycled people
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Old Sep 19th, 2021, 07:52 AM
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Yay for flavoured food paste that is probably recycled people
Ah yeurk... you know, I thought in space pee was recycle, but you are taking it to an entire new level.
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Old Sep 19th, 2021, 09:55 AM
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Something done in the first weeks after the planetary disaster was surely to set-up or upgrade an hydroponics system to feed the extra people, wanted to implement it in my background
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Answers to most... I hope.

@Everyone - I'm perfectly fine with anyone coming up with some addons and helping to flesh out what life is like among these ships headed across space. If this initial one shot does well, we can flesh out more and maybe jump a Tech level. Maybe your character was working with a team on some new tech? Jump drive tech? Or maybe they stole someone's idea and why would it matter if they are dead? Right?

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Due to the setting on the game just being on this one fleet. Will there be any use for 'TAS Membership' or 'Ship Share'? I would assume not but I was unfortunate enough to get 2x TAS and 2x Ship Share out of 6 rolls. xD
Let's go for something that makes sense, like what kanly mentioned, copied and pasted below. A "Ship Share" means you own/control/or are in charge of ship or a good portion of it perhaps. Or maybe something along the lines that makes sense. Maybe you were some kind of leader or popular person before and have a following which influences people so they'll tend to follow what you do, so this gives you the ship share. I'm open to just about anything that doesn't change the core of what's going on.

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Tell me more about the setting and what you expect from us as players

Like what sort of missions or jobs might we be expected to do

Traveller itself is very broard setting and I honestly know little.

Are we humans developing our own version of the alien weapon?

Do we have giant fighting robots?

Are we restricted to human?
Job - The first mission is going to be unexpected to your character. But... from the name of the game and the description, you probably get the idea that the first "murder" has taken place and you'll be sucked into it/solving it. If you don't see a reason for your character to be involved in such a thing, I'll have one for them.

- Could be developing weapon, up to what your character does/did. Won't happen in this game, but could come up if a character is doing something like that.

- Could be some "mechs", like latest tech, but more like twice as tall as people and not so advanced. Closer to Battletech Edition 1 but not far out of TL 8, just into 9. There would be few of them, very few, so that could be a niche thing for a character (Drives them, works on them, flies a mech drop ship... ???)

- Yes, restricted to Human.

QUOTE=kanly;9264386]@ Ursinorum
Seems like all ships are part of the fleet and not really individually owned. Perhaps you have a Med Bay of your own which is 50% paid off on a MUCH larger ship. Or maybe the Fleet ships are kind of like cargo ships and we are just in whatever space worthy modules could be attached, but a few lucky people (like you) had actual ships that they attached to the Mega-frame instead of just an 8x8x20' box.
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Another character has a Yacht in a similar state. And my character I have the option for ship shares instead, but since we don't know what any of this is going to pan out like I haven't yet decided which to take.maybe has a ship's boat (i.e. a glorified life boat).

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Will there be any use for the skill Engineering (J-Drive)/can we even take it given the current Tech level of Humanity?
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All good ideas, and the "J-Drive could be something being worked on, like I mentioned above.
Again, if this one-shot goes well, whatever your character is/was into might set the stage for the next adventure and building of this new "humanity."

Some Definite things in place:
-All ships will have gravity (Except maybe small space tug or something), atmosphere (except maybe a 1 person fighter), and such.
- Water is constantly being mined from asteroids and possibly some planetoids being passed up.
- Food in the form of vegetables and fruits is grown in all kinds of ways, and there's one or two livestock ships, but meat isn't had at every meal. Protein paste/shakes are more the norm here.
- Drones haven't been mentioned but they're used, even for military purposes and transport services.
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I'm fine with the ship we received in the benefits section being absorbed narratively into the fleet along with the others. Since we will not really possess ownership of it, it seems that rolling a benefit for it more than once would produce no additional value. Would you be ok, with us re-rolling the benefit for subsequent ship benefits beyond the first?
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I'm fine with the ship we received in the benefits section being absorbed narratively into the fleet along with the others. Since we will not really possess ownership of it, it seems that rolling a benefit for it more than once would produce no additional value. Would you be ok, with us re-rolling the benefit for subsequent ship benefits beyond the first?
Yes, I would be okay with this considering the Campaign situation at start.
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Name: 松井 稼頭央 Matsui Kazuo, Star Marines Force Commander(retired)

Description: Kazuo stands 178cm and weighs 84kg. He has jet black hair and light olive skin. Due to heterochromia his eyes are amber but with a blue edge.

Homeworld: Ganymede

Age: 38

Character History: Kazuo was born to a dirt poor miner from what was left of the colony of Ganymede. He tried to win a scholarship to a university on earth but failed. He traveled around the Sol system as a merchant marine for four years. It was too boring for the young man so he left the life. Kazuo was quickly drafted and his aptitude test placed him in the star marine. For eight years he served as part of the boarding party of a Patrol Corvette. In his eight year term, he won a commission and was promoted to the rank of Force Commander. When the Star Marines Command demanded he post to a ship in keeping with his rank, he left the service. For the next eight years he made his living as a scavenger. Kazuo was able to take up residence on Mars. When the aliens came, he was part of a crew that was scavenging in the asteroid belt. 'The Gunkar's Folly' fled to join the armada making it's exodus from the Sol system.

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LCS-0024A DEPLOYMENT SHUTTLE
The fifty ton deployment shuttle had launched from the modified corvette 'Inquisitor' It was rapidly closing in on the pirate vessel. The marine pilot said, "Preparing for forced docking. 3, 2, 1, Contact."

<BOOM!>

Kazuo knew that the breaching tube would work in seconds. Yet he was a bit impatient as always. When you go to meet the devil never tarry, thought the Force Commander. As soon as the breach occurred he yelled, "Go! Go! Go!" Everyone one except the rifle squad of the 3rd section rushed into the enemy ship. Thirty-one star marine howling like banshees set about their work.

Except for the grenadiers and machine-gunners, everyone was wielding a cutlass and laser pistol. Kazuo's Command Section and the rest of the 3rd Section were tasked with taking control of the bride. 1st Section was tasked with taking control of the engine room while 2nd Section did a sweep of the rest of the ship. The Force Commander could hear the sounds of stun grenades going off in the distance. In two minutes and forty six seconds Kazuo's force reached the bridge's outer doors. In less than a minute, the two demolitions specialist blew it open.

"Lay down on the ground! Surrender!," yelled the Force Commander even as a stun grenade went off in the bridge. Most were down, either unconscious or surrendering. However, two were in combat armor and they weren't going down without a fight. Kazuo, his second-in-command and the senior NCO went after one with cutlasses while the three marines of the 3rd Section went after the other. The fight was short but brutal, both pirates dead.

The engine room was taken in short order and ship swept. All in all, only two star marines were wounded while five pirates lay dead and the rest captured. Kazuo reported to the naval officer liaison that had stayed behind in the deployment shuttle wit the four star marines and the pilot. The 2nd Lieutenant was very pleased with the outcome and radioed a report back to the 'Inquisitor'.

"One less pirate vessel, " said the 2nd Lieutenant.

"Yes. But they sprout like weeds. We'll be boarding another in a few week. Mark my words," replied Force Commander Matsui.

"As you say sir. Dull until it's frantic as always."

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Name: 松井 稼頭央 Force Commander Matsui Kazuo
Race: Human , Age: 38
Career: Merchant Marine, Star Marine Captain, Drifter
Str: 4 (-1) Dex: 7(+0) End: 7 (+0) Int:6 (+0) EDU: 8 (+0) SOC: 2 (-2)
Armor: tbd
Shield: tbd
Credit: 20000
Benefits: Armor (10000 cr and limit of TL 12), Gun (1000 cr and limit of TL 12)
Number of Ally: 2
Unusual Event: Amnesia: Something happened to you, but you do not know what it was.
Ship Share: cr1000/year

BACKGROUND SKILLS:Athletics 0, Deception 0, Drive 0, Gun Combat 0, Gunnar 0, Language 0, Leadership 1, Mechanic 0, Melee(Blade) 2, Pilot 0, Profession 1, Recon 0, Stealth 0, Streetwise 0, Survival 0, Tactics 1, Vacc Suit 1



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Term 1 - Merchant Marine
Term 2 - Star Marine
Term 3 - Star Marine
Term 4 - Scavenger
Term 5 - Scavenger

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Name: Nephenee Victoria Minkowski

Description: Minkowski is a noticeably tall and tanned-skinned woman with messy red hair, yellow eyes, and broad shoulders.

Homeworld: Mars

Age: 34

Breakdown of Pre-Career and Career terms link
Term 1 - Pre-Career (Military Acadamy)
Term 2 - Marine (Star Marine)
Term 3 - Rogue (Pirate)
Term 4 - Rogue (Pirate)

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Wanting to give his daughter the best start in life, her father enrolled her in the Martian Military academy as soon as she was old enough, as his father and their father had done before him back on earth. Academy life turn out not so different from her home life, both her parents had served and prepared her to do the same, a proud tradition. Through hard work and determination, she impressed her teachers, graduating with honours. Joining the Martian Star Marines as a Lieutenant, she served her time proudly until her commanding officer made a grave error leading to the mission going disastrously wrong.

Upset at both he and herself, she left the service to wander lost amongst the stars. At least that was her plan, but instead, she fell in with a bunch of corsairs operating from Jupiter pillaging rival mining vessels on the behalf of the Jupiter Mining company.

When the invaders showed up it quickly became clear this was not a fight worth fighting. The captain gave the order and they turned tail and fled.

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It had started like any other mission, they had thrown on their armour, grabbed their weapons. Crammed themselves into the small boarding pod. Fired into space with not but a dull red light to see by, strapped in like sardines, whatever those were. There was no way of knowing if they were still on target or if at any moment hostile fire would obliterate them. Contact! The heat as the pod cut its way in. The rush as they stormed out of the pod to capture the ship.

They were met with bodies, so many bodies... In swimwear. Talia's father was very rich and had organised the whole thing as a surprise. A spa day for the whole squad for her birthday.
Minkowski replaced the photo with a sad smile... It was all she had left of them...

"They've taken the bait, prepare to board." came over the comms. She grabbed her gun and made the short distance to the airlock. They had sent out a few attack drones to draw off the convoy's defenders and while they were otherwise engaged they would slip in and kidnap the scientist they had been paid handsomely to acquire.


 
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Updated application list. Also added time to date of deadline. 9/30 8 am CST is the deadline to have all submissions completed.
I have not read over any of them in depth intentionally. I will do that after the deadline and determine what apps best fit (maybe all if no more come in???) and announce my decision later that day, or on 9/31 sometime.
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--------Submissions closed. ---------
No longer taking applications. Look here for update on those chosen for the game.
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And the lucky applicants are, in no particular order...
  • 1 - Captain William Jackson "Odin" played by MoonZar
    2 - Nathaniel Maddox played by Silent Rain
    3 - Doctor Bobert Herc played by Ursinorum
    4 - Matsui Kazuo played by Shula
    5 - Nephenee Victoria Minkowski played by Ghost6442
    6 - TBD played by Berith

Please head over to the Game Forum HERE and say hi in the OOC thread, as well as posting your application in the Active Characters thread.

It was relatively easy to choose as there were only 6 completed applicants. There is one late arrival that noticed the game after I closed submissions, so they may create something in reserve in the event someone has to bow out.

Thanks for joining my game!
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