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Old Nov 3rd, 2022, 07:51 PM
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Are you willing to run with 2 players @Amarga? I'd hoped to see a lot more applications but maybe Farflung is a bit too niche.

It's crazy, really because Pbta is so easy to pick up.
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Old Nov 3rd, 2022, 08:33 PM
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Right? I thought it'd be getting more hits as well tbh. No worries though, I'll run it with two, maybe I'll play the station as a dmpc for support and to add some more rp. In any case I'll run it with two. Might throw out a few spears to see if I can't hunt down some extra players if it comes to it.
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Red Dwarf started with two main characters and ship's AI dmpc... and it worked out just fine.
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Off to read! Never played in this system before I like the possibilities for slice of sci-fi life drama though, very much!
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PS: I really like the look of "The Ship" playbook... but would this conflict with the premise of being on a space station? Or could we run it so the ship is docked at the station and can be part of the drama somehow? The ship could have one of the holographic avatar gizmos that can wander around on the station and have fun? Also a handy vehicle for off-station adventures
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Oh absolutely having a docked and linked ship works. It also gives you the flexibility for off-station fun. Alternatively you could play AS the station as well. This would naturally include a docked vessel for any needed away stuff and some abilities (like speed) could be reworked to be more helpful on station.
Basically a bit of tweaking of the special moves to be more thematically appropriate. (Shield works inside the station as well as you activate barriers, speed is you opening up special corridors to help people move faster, firepower is you deploying station security, etc etc)
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Basically a bit of tweaking of the special moves to be more thematically appropriate. (Shield works inside the station as well as you activate barriers, speed is you opening up special corridors to help people move faster, firepower is you deploying station security, etc etc)
That is so hot.
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JustSomeGuy mentioned playing as the ship's AI which could be cool! I assume this is the station itself?

Mmm, this linking of my possible docked-ship PC, with a station that is MC'd, but has player-driven AI (stored in an android) could be pretty trippy
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Name: Handy Helper's Harlequin HarlanHarley

Playbook: Lost Toy

Personality: Harley is pleased to be of service. Most of that is programming, but hey... if you think about it... even biological creatures are programmed with genetic predispositions and a lifetime of penalty/reward training and learning through observational osmosis. Is he a little insecure about being part of a line of high-end weaponized personal assistant droids that were discontinued and recalled due to their irrational and unpredictable behaviors? Maybe. Did he spend many long nights creating and simulating scenarios about self-destructing and taking all the organics on the station with him? Of course! Who hasn't, really? Things are different now, though. Things are great. He has a master. He has a purpose again. He has meaning and value. He's no longer a discarded object waiting to be discovered and decommissioned. He has a master... and woe to whoever even thinks about crossing them.

Appearance: Moderately tall and humanlike, Harley was designed to fade into his master's entourage. While capable of wearing any style or fashion of clothing his master desires, his default is Black Tie... Elegantly cut jackets... the works!formal wear. If you look closely, several of the creases and natural lines on the android's bald head are actually where different plates line up and/or access points for various repairs. Harley also has blue eyes that give off a dim light.


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History: Handy Helper's Harlequin Harlan was a robotic manservant and bodyguard designed to serve the upper echelon of society. They were in production for three months before the product line was involved in a series of scandals, several of them so horrifying that they weren't allowed to be published in the historical records. After a widespread recall and the expenses required in settling multiple wrongful death lawsuits, Handy Helper EnterprisesHHE's stock cratered and it was devoured by their competitors. Harlequin Harlan was responsible for destroying a company whose success spanned multiple generations.

Only one unit was missed by the recall. Our Harley was dutifully waiting in the office of his previous owner. The command was simple enough, "Wait here." The aging heiress became distracted by a gentleman caller and forgot to return to collect her android. Indeed, she peacefully died in her sleep that very evening. Poison almost certainly wasn't involved. Our elite bodyguard and private companion, while aware of the recall and the reasons for them, opted to follow his instructions to the letter. Her family's ownership of the little corner office on Elystar fell through the digital cracks. Harley spent years quietly dusting the room, adjusting office chairs, and polishing anything polishable.

Many, many, so many years later... and it's the present. Looking at you, MercySomeone finds a furnished office on the station. Harley is one of the furnishings and he is very happy to make their acquaintance.
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Name: Bluelit III

Playbook: The Ship! "You are a living spacecraft, possessed of consciousness and free will in a body that is a vast interstellar vessel. You might be able to detach a holographic avatar to interact with your crew," or walk around the station proper if that's ok

Personality: Bluelit III is a pleasure craft, and as such is all about meeting its tourist's and visitor's needs! She is the remnant of an era when people really knew how to have a good time. A gentle cruiser to show you sights of space, though staring through the synthetic plasticized windows is far from compulsory. In fact, most people don't give two hoots about the view, and who would blame them. Expansive swimming pools? Tick! Casino? Tick! An adult pleasure-zone™? Tick! Great food, cuddly bedmates and more.

Winner of the Interstellar Tourist Magazine prize... a few centuries ago... you know, before that unfortunate ahem, navigation error. Yeah, that black hole one.

Appearance & History: Bluelit III is a clear-topped bubble of pure joy, unless you want to fly really fast or pull off technical maneuvers... seriously, don't do it. She's all about taking her time, and engaging with the needs of her regular crew and come-and-go tourists. When first designed, she was state of the art and comprised of some of the best technology out there. Well... that was a while ago now. These days, behind the plasticy interiors and shiny dancing poles, age is starting to set in. Don't stare too hard at the black mold between those tiles over there, or sniff that musty corner too deeply. Beneath the surface-level awesomeness, are the signs of decay... and perhaps some staffing issues in the cleaning department. Decay will get her in the end, but as long as there is still pleasure to be had, she will be willing to provide.

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Avatar: "Hiyahoo! I'm Bluelit! The holographic helper who is dedicated to your good times! I'm the womanifestation of our vessel's consciousness, currently linked in to Elystar Station's systems too. Horray, I can pop up just about anywhere! My priorities are to market the Bluelit experience, check on the safety of disembarking and newly boarded passengers, and guide you with my in-depth knowledge of... yea... lots of things! Want to check the temperature of the waterslide? Touch the screen down there. Want to edit your selection for tonight's dinner service? No problem, just touch the screen over there... No... not there, that's my shin, and it tickles.

Don't tell anyone, but I have a "thing" for one of the people on-board Elystar. An old flame in the great station's computer system, who I can't wait to be reunited with! But first, let's get you oriented with everything, okay?"
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Found this and thought it might be handy for everyone... especially those that are considering applying but are having a hard time finding content.

Farflung Playbooks as provided for free from the publisher.

A 'Character Sheet' accessory, noteworthy for its convenient list of actions on the right hand side of the page.
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Found this and thought it might be handy for everyone... especially those that are considering applying but are having a hard time finding content.
Thank you! I really hope we can muster up a Celebrity It's my plan B if Bluelit is deemed too cheesy lol. Channel some Lynn Minmay.
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We could also really make good use of an Archie or a Techie. If there's anyone out in the void listening.
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I mean. I am here, lurking constantly.

My real struggle right now is what I assume what everyone else's problem on RPGX is right now-- I just don't know if I have room for one more game! It's really killing me inside. I really want to apply, but I am just doing the math first, cuz I don't want to apply and slow everybody's roll.

But ya'll are making it so tough with your fun concepts and Amarga's cool idea! My heart is in turmoil!
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I just came across this today. I enjoy PbtA and I'm a sucker for lighthearted sci fi. Do you mind if I take the weekend to consider?
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