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Old 06-15-2019, 01:37 PM
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A Debt Paid

Game NameA Debt Paid
Game SystemStar Wars RPG
ThemeA small group trying to survive, and maybe thrive, in the seedy lower levels of Coruscant
FlavourGritty, dark at times, somewhat sandboxish
Plot SummaryThe Fueling Station.

It wasn’t a particularly remarkable bar, not a big one either. From the small single door, and the dimly glowing red sign, it looked like barely more than a dive. The inside wasn’t anything special either, a few empty booths, a bored Sullustan bartender, a few barflies staring into their drinks. Still, you saw no gang tags nearby, nobody inside or around the place that looked too threatening. Just one of the thousand dull grey buildings people walked by everyday on level 2832 of Coruscant. Nobody would kill you in here. There was no way you were brought to a place so public, this high off the surface, just to get a blaster to the brain. Surely if that was the goal there were better places to demand you meet him right? It was a comforting thought, but a logical one, after all loan sharks didn't want to kill their clients. Dead men don't pay interest. None the less each of you were brought here by a threat of violence, either blatant or implied, and each of you had decided to heed it.

You took your seat at the the back corner booth, maybe you tried to size up the others there. None of them matched the description. These people looked closer to your mindset, nervous, uncertain, afraid. No the agent was easy to identify when he came in, just like he said he'd be, 'a skinny guy with a big gun and a bigger sword'.

Of course skinny was a relative term. In fact it might have been the first time you'd ever seen a thin gamorean. Not even half the size of his usual kind, with his face and skin covered he could pass for a moderately fat human. The few patrons that had their eyes up quickly brought them down at the sight of the armed man as he strolled towards you with a fluid grace unbecoming of his form. As if to punctuate he yanked a chair from an empty table and fell into it just as it was brought to rest at your table in one smooth motion.

For a moment all went quiet as his hand disappeared into his jacket. Then a small keyboard was placed on the table, his left hand became a blur atop it, and after five seconds, the tapping sound this created was drowned out by a steady voice.

"Hey all thanks for coming glad you could make it," the pig things face twisted in what you must guess was a smile. The tone from the machine sounded friendly at least. "So. I know there's been a lot going on lately and I know you probably know that Choffig is dead. Well. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I'm afraid your debt didn't die with him," the voice fell to a sympathetic one. "See he owed grand Matron Grusha quite a bit of money. Now obviously its only fair that if A owes B money and B owes C money and B dies that A now owes C that money right?" the voice rambles off quickly, punctuated by a snorting chuckle out the man's actual mouth.

"So. Thing is when my great wise leader assigned me you lot I did a little digging. I saw you all were having some trouble making your payments," only now the tone grows more somber. "And hey I get it! Like I said big things happening lately, what with our glorious new emperors 'reforms', lots of us non-humans been having trouble. Maybe you lost your job maybe you lost your house! I get it. Life happens, I understand!" he assures, face twisting once more into that odd grin. "But uh, fact remains its up to my boss not me, and she wants her damn credits," he finishes.

"Now me and my brothers could get violent, break some legs and all that, but I like to give people the benefit of the doubt. I'm going to believe your doing your best, in fact, I'm gonna help you out!" the tone coming out of the machine grows even more chipper. "I'm gonna give you a chance to to wipe away all those late payments, even pay off a bit of the principle, maybe even get some money in your pocket," he offers slyly.

"So that's why I've gathered all you together here."


SummarySo this is going to be, at least initially, a team of relative nobodies trying to get out of debt and maybe get a name for themselves in the Coruscant underbelly. It is one month after the great jedi purge and Palpatines rise to emperor. One way or another organized crime will play a prominent roll, at least in the early part of the game. Though this aspect will mostly consist of fighting other criminals, not shaking down defenseless old ladies.


Posting rateI typically give one good post a week, more if I just have to drop a sentence or two, I expect the same from my players.


SystemStar wars d20, I don't mind pdfs and supplements so long as they're not too overpowered.


CharactersI'm looking for standard 4-6 but I'll start with less if need be. You all start at level one, no class, race, or 'alignment' restrictions. Here's what I want in your app.

Name: Self explanatory
Age: Young adult at least, lets say 15+ or alien equivalent.
Class: Both what your starting as and where you intend to go with it.
Race: Like I said no restrictions, but if its not in the core you'll need to post all the rules.
What anchors you: Whatever is stopping you from shaving your head, changing your name, and hopping on a transport ship
Why the Grand Matron thinks you owed Choffig, the previous kingpin, a substantial debt: This will most likely be what you borrowed the money for, I will also accept 'I have no idea why she thinks this!'
Why this random loan shark thinks you might be useful: Whatever you've done that might have caught some attention.

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Old 06-15-2019, 03:20 PM
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Posting Interest. The Saga System or the 5e conversion rules?
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Old 06-15-2019, 03:36 PM
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Posting Interest. The Saga System or the 5e conversion rules?
I think he's talking about the revised d20 corebook, first print 2002
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Old 06-15-2019, 04:09 PM
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I think he's talking about the revised d20 corebook, first print 2002
Yep, that one.
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:38 PM
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Name: Praatha
Race: Zabrak
Class: Jedi

Age: 23

Appearance: Praatha has dark skin. She keeps her head shaved, accentuating her gaunt, emaciated face. She wears Zabrak robes and jewelry. Her lightsaber contains a rare kyber crystal that emits a turquoise blade.

Personality: Once a disciplined Jedi, Praatha is now a secretive loner.

Backstory: Praatha was inducted into the Jedi Order at a very young age. She never knew her parents, for she went straight from Iridonia to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, where she was raised as a Jedi. During the Clone Wars, Praatha fought in several battles, such as the Battle of Ryloth. When Supreme Chancellor Palpatine issued Order 66, which branded all Jedi as traitors to the state and called for their immediate execution, Praatha and her padawan, Danwar Aljam, were confronted by the once-friendly clone troopers. Aware of their disadvantage, Praatha ordered Danwar to run, but the padawan was quickly gunned down. Praatha escaped by launching herself from atop a four-story building onto the streets below, breaking several bones in the process. Although her bones have healed, her heart has not, making her a broken woman.

One month since Order 66, Praatha has thus far managed to elude the newly formed Empire. The shadow of Darth Vader has loomed over her for weeks. Why the Grand Matron thinks you owed Choffig, the previous kingpin, a substantial debt: she burrowed a large sum of money from the kingpin known as Choffig in order to finance her escape to the Outer Rim Territories where the power of the new Empire was nominal. What anchors you: unlike Jedi Masters such as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda, who went into hiding during the reign of the Empire, Praatha has taken a more active role, seeking out membership in criminal groups that seek to subvert tyranny. Although she does not openly flaunt her former status as a Jedi, as such a thing would be tantamount to suicide, she does depict herself as a capable mercenary. Why this random loan shark thinks you might be useful: it is her status as a mercenary, as well as her outstanding debt, that has attracted the attention of the Grand Matron. Unfortunately, this has led her back to Coruscant, the heart of the Empire and the most dangerous place she could be.
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Old 06-16-2019, 07:16 AM
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Name: Jayne Braant

Age: 21

Class: Soldier [eventually... Soldier-4 Sharpshooter Prestige Class-10]

Race: Human, Female, 1.8m 73kg

What anchors you: Looking for Hans Bubbe to get my money back.

Why the Grand Matron thinks you owed Choffig, the previous kingpin, a substantial debt: Jayne fell in love with a scoundrel named Hans Bubbe. The only problem was that he was owned by Choffig the crime lord. She had inherited some credits from her parents- with that, Han's savings and hopefully her first contract from the Bounty Hunter's Guild she planned on paying off Hans' contract. Too bad he was a true scoundrel- Hans ran off with all the money. As far as Choffig was concerned, good riddance. But that didn't mean didn't owe him the credits. A contract is a contract after all- and all debts must be paid.

Why this random loan shark thinks you might be useful: People are always trying to skip out on thier debts. Having a bounty hunter on the payroll would facilitate bringing in (or just plain punishing) those who are reluctant to pay.

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Old 06-17-2019, 10:10 AM
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Name: Kelarin
Age: 13
Class: Tech Specialist (Chief Engineer Eventually, as Kelarin has a desire to build the best of everything)
Race: Kushiban
What anchors you: Do you know how hard it is to hide when your fur changes color depending on your mood? Not like I can just up and disappear to a different planet so readily.
Why the Grand Matron thinks you owed Choffig, the previous kingpin, a substantial debt: This will most likely be what you borrowed the money for, I will also accept 'I have no idea why she thinks this!' "Hey, all I know is that one day, I am minding my own business, and BAM! I am right here, meeting someone who thinks that I owe them. Kind of a 'Mistaken Identity' type of thing.
Why this random loan shark thinks you might be useful: Whatever you've done that might have caught some attention. This loan shark may think that I may be useful, due to his abilities to hide in crowds, and his knowledge in engineering, he could be employed for various projects.

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Old 06-17-2019, 11:28 PM
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Alright glad we got some interest, I plan to leave recruitment open until 7/1, though I'll extend that if there's interested people who haven't finished their apps.
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Name: Vesco Armwright
Age: 20
Class: Scoundrel (Starship Ace if he learns to fly else Sharpshooter, Force-Sensitive feat at level 1)
Race: Human

What anchors you: He's been lied to his whole life, that Space travel is dangerous due to roving gangs of pirates waiting to bring down any vessels that aren't military class capital ships. Vesco has also never been in a speeder, so he's only familiar with the underbelly of Coruscant.

Why the Grand Matron thinks you owed Choffig, the previous kingpin, a substantial debt: Vesco is the fall guy for everyone he knows. Constantly bullied and abused by stronger, or smarter, sentients. Most likely someone tossed out his name to avoid falling into trouble themselves.

Why this random loan shark thinks you might be useful: Even though he's the fall guy for the criminals in the underbelly, Vesco has a knack for getting out of trouble and staying alive. He makes credits by being a reliable transporter of goods.

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Name: Sanders D'arc
Age: 17
Class: Scoundrel (Spacer Tree) Goals are to learn about the intuition he has when racing to help him win. possible jedi class or force adept in future,
Race: Human
What anchors you: The Dark Den, a personal space tranport that belonged to his parents.
Why the Grand Matron thinks you owed Choffig, the previous kingpin, a substantial debt: Sanders took out a loan to repair the ship, but before he could use it to make money to pay off the debt Choffig took it as collateral.
Why this random loan shark thinks you might be useful: Sanders is an highly skilled pilot that has already beat some of the best swoop racers in underground races.
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Name: Elan Sel'Sabango
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"You wanna buy some death sticks?"
"You don't want to sell me death sticks."
"I don't wanna sell you death sticks."
"You want to go home and rethink your life."
"I wanna go home and rethink my life."
―Elan Sel'Sabagno and Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Age: 24
Class: Fringer eventually becoming a Crime Lord
Race: Balosar
What anchors you: Being lazy. Elan has tried to rethink his life a number of times but is stuck in the same rut, never really getting away from making money the easiest way possible.
Why the Grand Matron thinks you owed Choffig, the previous kingpin, a substantial debt: Elan borrowed a significant amount of money to invest in his weapon trading business only to have it go sideways after a confrontation with Boba Fett.
Why this random loan shark thinks you might be useful: Elan for all his faults is still a useful tool for the seedy side of life. He has medical training and is still sells the best Death Sticks.

Notes: I thought it might be interesting to play this lowlife in this setting. According to Wookiepedia, after Elan's encounter with Obi-Wan he rethought his life, broke his addiction, and got out of the underground. However at some point he fell back into his old habits and began selling weapons and stolen goods. After his encounter with Boba Fett went bad he rethought his life again. This time he was handing out pamphlets to encourage others away from illicit drugs when a chance encounter with fugitive jedi and a clone trooper caused him to rethink his life yet again.

This character seems like a representation of the Been There, Shaped History trope ala Forest Gump.
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Old 06-27-2019, 01:05 PM
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Name: Kranek Slythe
Age: 22
Class: Scout, looking at going into Elite Trooper.
Race: Human
What anchors you: Being AWOL from the Imperial Military.
Why the Grand Matron thinks you owed Choffig, the previous kingpin, a substantial debt: Borrowed the money to buy some gear and line up transport out to the Fringe. It fell through, and he barely escaped an Imperial Patrol. He lost the gear when the ship he was to depart on left without him.
Why this random loan shark thinks you might be useful: As a former Imperial reconnaissance soldier, Kranek is not without skills. He can shoot, he's self-sufficient, and he knows how the Imps move and think. Also, the need to hide from the Imps and lay low means that he is not likely to fuss about much, lest someone turn him in. He went AWOL after a battle, during which the ranking officer ordered artillery to open up on Rebel troops, despite Imperials being engaged and in-range. Most of the members of his platoon were killed by 'friendly' fire that day, and when they returned to Coruscant to regroup and replace the dead, he got a weekend pass and took the chance to run.
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Old 06-28-2019, 11:07 PM
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Troy new characters are fine, the system is basically just dnd 3.5.

Everyone else I'm planning on starting the game and making my first post on Tuesday, my next day off, I'll close applications then.
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Old 07-02-2019, 06:57 PM
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Hey all, games up, though the actual first post will be up on the fourth at the latest. Your all accepted so you can go ahead and check in and start on your sheets.

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