PbtA Tales from Elystar Station: Non-adventures in FarFlung - Page 3 - RPG Crossing
RPG Crossing Home Forums Create An Account! Site Rules & Help

RPG Crossing
Go Back   RPG Crossing > Recruiting, Solos and Open Gaming > Advertisements > Games Seeking Players
twitter facebook facebook

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #31  
Old Nov 4th, 2022, 03:40 PM
Amarga's Avatar
Amarga Amarga is online now
Guac Chief
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Dec 2nd, 2022
RPXP: 4994
Amarga Amarga Amarga Amarga Amarga Amarga Amarga Amarga Amarga Amarga Amarga
Posts: 1,858
Oh absolutely take your time, I currently have no set deadline for applications
__________________
"You tell me: 'Life is hard to bear.' But if it were otherwise why should you have your pride in the morning and your resignation in the evening? Life is hard to bear: but do not pretend to be so tender!" -Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Last edited by Amarga; Nov 4th, 2022 at 03:40 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old Nov 4th, 2022, 05:50 PM
kanly's Avatar
kanly kanly is online now
Gealdricge
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Dec 2nd, 2022
RPXP: 6862
kanly kanly kanly kanly kanly kanly kanly kanly kanly kanly kanly
Posts: 5,023
Name: Nicholas (Nic) Orga
Playbook: Flora (Galactic sentience is often biased in favor of the mammals, but what about our other kingdoms?)
Personality: Nicholas (or Nic to his friends) has somewhat of a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde dilemma. While in his small form Nic is timid and rational, however in his plant monster form he is aggressive and violent
Appearance: Nic tends to present as a smallish humanoid creature with rough green/brown skin; small, wide spaced eyes; a bifurcated jaw and a crownlike mass of short tendrils on top of his bulbous head. He has two long, slender tendrils for arms which flower into four small manipulators similar to a human hand. It's lower limbs are formed from a mass of writhing rootlets roughly woven together into something approximating human legs. He clothes himself in "robes" fashioned from his own biomass which are accessorized by large swaths of blue cloth.
His plant monster form tends to look like a writhing mass of vines centered around a central hollow which is lined with row after row of razor sharp, tooth-like thorns.
History:

Last edited by kanly; Nov 4th, 2022 at 05:59 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old Nov 4th, 2022, 06:04 PM
Strangemund's Avatar
Strangemund Strangemund is online now
Your Local Cryptid
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Dec 2nd, 2022
RPXP: 9901
Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund
Posts: 1,685
.... *slowly slides character application in*

Character Application
right-aligned image
A rare holofeed clip of Sprocket relaxing by the artificial gardens.
Name: Kf’asja “Sprocket” Mrrma’ss
Species: Phelidae
Playbook: Techie
Occupation: Space Station Mechanic

Personality: Sprocket is a hot, hot, hot mess that lives and breathes 37-flavors of anxiety. But that doesn’t stop him from trying to do what he loves! Like connecting with people, fixing machinery, or building robots that for some reason won’t love him back even though he tries really hard to be a good father-figure and do all the father things like play catch, talk about "Sports", and teach them how to ride a bike.

Siiiiigh.

And yet it's just… never enough. Never enough.

Anyways, his familial troubles aside. Sprocket’s very content living on a space station again, and while he… struggles… with remembering how to react to normal social situations, he’s a kind and funny little dude who’s eager to make long-lasting friendships. He’s just super bad at it. But if you can look past the layers of a man screaming out in pure introverted fear, Sprocket will be the kind of friend who will stick by you for everything. Unless you ask him to leave the space station, in which case, no, he’s good. He’s actually sick, so he can’t this week. Maybe next time, though. No hard feelings, right? Love you. What?

As for as hobbies go, Sprocket enjoys fiddling with machinery. Always curious on how far he can overclock a system before it gets too much. Its a way of testing both his skills and intelligence, even if sometimes the end results are more explosive than they should be for a hobby. He also enjoys holodecks, particularly ones that put him in a role of heroism where he can fight Bad Guys and Save the Proverbial Girl. Which hints a little to the fact that he does sometimes dream of being a big adventurer, no matter how hypocrtical that is of him, its still a fantasy that he can't help but indulge in every now and again. Especially when he can pretend to be someone other than himself.

Appearance: Sprocket is exactly 1.5 meters tall, and weighs as much as you’d expect for someone who spends most of his time hanging out in vents and snacking on unhealthy meals once a day. Like most Phelidae, he is reminiscent of your standard Earthean feline, with the exception that he developed thumbs, digitigrade legs, and lacks the Earthean feline desire to rule humankind under an iron paw. His senses also used to be very acute, but countless years of playing with soldering irons, exposed electrical wires, and low grade explosives resulted in his hearing and sight becoming, in layman’s terms, utter crap. The latter of which he’s adjusted by wearing a heavy duty set of goggles that are designed to help him work in just about any environment, even if it does frighten small children when they peer up into a vent and see glowing red eyes stare back at them.

His fur isn’t as nice as it used to be. Stress has caused him to gray much earlier, his orange patterned coat becoming a patchwork of color and a lack of color. As well, he’s let his mane grow out more, Sprocket sporting the Phelidae equivalent of a mullet, as the fur on his head and neck have grown out in large tresses, which he thinks make him look very dashing and a lot like his favorite scifi heroes. His tail is over half his height in length, big and fluffy, and an incredible hindrance in environments where people just don’t look where they are stepping.

But the most notable feature on Sprocket is not his Phelidae ancestry, or that there’s a chunk missing in his ear, or that his left canine was also gone, but the fact that both of his legs are mechanical prosthetics. Sprocket lost his original legs in two different incidents, which was a loss he mourned up until he realized how much better robot legs were for him. The places he can now squeeze into have doubled! That and a reliable source told him that robotic prosthetics were the new hotness, and man, he just needs that ego boost so bad.

For attire, Sprocket eats, works, and sleeps in his mechanic jumpsuit. If he has other clothes, nobody’s seen them. Or his room for that matter…


History: Some people do really well in space. They look at interstellar space travel and the vast endless options that are awaiting them in the grand unknown, and think, ‘yes, that is where I must go!’ Unafraid. Curious. With an unyielding eagerness to find adventure where few dare to tread!

And for Sprocket, those people were allllllll crazy.

Space station life was always the life for Sprocket. Roots grown on strong interlaced microfoam furnium filaments and spirits nourished beneath the artificial glow of luminescent lights that filter pure starlight was the perfect environment to grow and learn in. Anything he ever wanted was always a walk away, or if he was impatient, a trip through the maintenance vents, and anything he couldn’t get he could have imported directly to him or experience through the commercial holodeck his station was lucky enough to keep well-maintained and functional. Life was great on space stations, and throughout his childhood, teenage years, even his young adult life, he was content to live out the rest of his days on Port Finis.

Until the station went belly up after the Kaluk government found it a fruitless endeavor to keep afloat so far away from their territory, and shut everything down.

No more imports. No more shops. No more anything.

His home was gone.

And Sprocket.

He did not handle it well.

It took about six Kaluk security officers to remove Sprocket from the inner ventilation systems two weeks after everyone else departed. Forcibly removed from the only place he understood, Sprocket was thrown into the wild, terrifying unknown.

Again, some people do really well in space, but Sprocket? He was definitely not one of them.

Adaptation was a Phelidae specialty, given their natural attunement to spacefaring environments, but that was a gene that skipped over Sprocket as his adaptation was swiftly and unfortunately replaced with unspeakable anxiety. No matter where he went, what he tried, what he changed about himself, misfortune followed Sprocket every step of the way.

His first crew was captured by space pirates shortly after their first voyage. Then the space pirates all came down with food poisoning, as Sprocket, who was weirdly adopted into the fold, picked the wrong type of herb while they were hiding on a planet. And while they puked their guts out and cursed whoever decided to make Sprocket cook, the space pirates were then arrested by the local government. Sprocket included. As he was sentenced to community service, forced to work on a lone satellite circling a red moon.

...and to be fair, that last one wasn’t actually too bad.

Sprocket was grateful to be back on familiar ground where the replicated food was deliciously tinted with a coppery after-taste and the constant humming of the machinery reminding him sweetly of the sparking electric wire he fiddled with beneath the bunk of his childhood bedroom. It was almost home. Almost. But in the Five galactic calendar years.two Dramonian calendar years he spent on the satellite, alone, without a… friend to talk to… he found himself a little stir crazy for company. Especially since the Dramonian officers weren’t much for conversation in the brief seconds they stopped by to deliver his tri-monthly rations.

But that was fine! He was fiiiiiine! Totally fine! Perfectly fine!

He didn’t need, like, social interactions to survive, pffft.

….

…..

…….

So, anyways, near the end of his sentence, Sprocket and his five robotic companions he made out of garbage were granted early probation, and due to his significant improvements to the satellite, he was rewarded a recommendation to settle on a space station in the farflung reaches of space.

And Sprocket couldn’t be happier.

...cxcept for one tiny itty bitty detail.

Sprocket completely forgot how to people.
__________________
Status: Catching Up! | Pronouns: She/Her
GMing Die Fabulous
Characters: Thunder in the Morning - Harp Strum - Captain Tavosh - Kazimir - The Great Feng Wu - Krow Munday - Vinter Kheen - Deidre Donaghue

Last edited by Strangemund; Nov 14th, 2022 at 10:59 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old Nov 4th, 2022, 06:06 PM
JustSomeGuy's Avatar
JustSomeGuy JustSomeGuy is offline
Don't Mind Me
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Dec 2nd, 2022
RPXP: 4823
JustSomeGuy JustSomeGuy JustSomeGuy JustSomeGuy JustSomeGuy JustSomeGuy JustSomeGuy JustSomeGuy JustSomeGuy JustSomeGuy JustSomeGuy
Posts: 723
To Continue with my Farflung Resources:

An Editable Character Sheet PDF... made by a fan and then released by Sanguine as it was more-than-slightly better formatted than the original.
__________________
Former GM: Oops! All Kobolds...
Retired Characters: Cade 'Sunspot' Taproot - Cain Swap - Stray - Jeremy Winthorpe - Ace Harlan
Taker of Oaths
I work at a Hospital but like to pretend that I can keep a regular schedule.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old Nov 4th, 2022, 08:12 PM
Amarga's Avatar
Amarga Amarga is online now
Guac Chief
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Dec 2nd, 2022
RPXP: 4994
Amarga Amarga Amarga Amarga Amarga Amarga Amarga Amarga Amarga Amarga Amarga
Posts: 1,858
Guy you are a godsend
__________________
"You tell me: 'Life is hard to bear.' But if it were otherwise why should you have your pride in the morning and your resignation in the evening? Life is hard to bear: but do not pretend to be so tender!" -Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old Nov 4th, 2022, 09:51 PM
Dunderklumpen Dunderklumpen is offline
Mature Adult Dragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Dec 1st, 2022
RPXP: 560
Dunderklumpen Dunderklumpen Dunderklumpen Dunderklumpen Dunderklumpen Dunderklumpen
Posts: 384
Quote:
Originally Posted by JustSomeGuy View Post
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. [/FIELDSET]
That sounds like an excellent connection.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old Nov 7th, 2022, 12:33 PM
Strangemund's Avatar
Strangemund Strangemund is online now
Your Local Cryptid
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Dec 2nd, 2022
RPXP: 9901
Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund
Posts: 1,685
I am almost done with Sprocket! Just torn on his appearance right now as I have two directions I could go and I am just not sure which I like better yet.
__________________
Status: Catching Up! | Pronouns: She/Her
GMing Die Fabulous
Characters: Thunder in the Morning - Harp Strum - Captain Tavosh - Kazimir - The Great Feng Wu - Krow Munday - Vinter Kheen - Deidre Donaghue
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old Nov 7th, 2022, 01:38 PM
SevenStones's Avatar
SevenStones SevenStones is offline
Adult Dragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Dec 1st, 2022
RPXP: 834
SevenStones SevenStones SevenStones SevenStones SevenStones SevenStones SevenStones
Posts: 199
OK
right-aligned image

Name: Ofareta Kyreng (aka OK)

Playbook: Freebooter (Smooth Talker)

Personality: OK is a swindler, a pirate, a cheat, a liar, and a thief. Or they used to be (see below). Now they're the entity who can get you things on the station. They're known to adore a tough negotiation, delight in a challenging ask, and revel in finding just the right angle to get just the thing they're looking for. Just don't tell anyone that deep down they're a softie. OK also enjoys leaving a tiny gift for a kid (anonymously of course) or helping out someone new to the station down on their luck and looking for a new start (anonymously of course).

Appearance: OK is a Coxavi (coh-ZHAH-vee). Their broad brow ridges form a flexible hood at the back of their heads which changes color with their moods, though each Coxavi has a little bit different "code" as to what the colors mean. They are able to manipulate the shapes of the hood as a form of nonverbal communication. The Coxavi are hermaphroditic, with biological sex changing depending on the numbers and sexes of other Coxavi present. Solitary Coxavi often choose one or the other, some choose to remain sexually neutral, some decide to change on their own. It can all be accomplished by proper application of pheromone mimics. As such, the Coxavi have only one gender, with expression on a very wide spectrum. OK is about 1.75 meters tall, humanoid in shape, slender in build, typically clad in common human clothing.

History: Way back in the day (for a Coxavi, at least... they only live to about 50 galactic standard years), OK was a pirate. A pretty good one, thank you. For an individual that doesn't particularly appreciate violence, it says something that they were so successful at piracy. But possessing a silver tongue (not literally, they're not a Niduhi after all, all silvery-skinned elegance) and keeping the jobs small helps a lot. After a while, OK and their small crew of morally fluid colleagues had done so well for themselves that they went their separate ways. Joey got married, Xopet started his own crew, Ole'avo transcended into pure energy (crazy Ovo'yeri, amirite?) and OK? OK retired. For a little while.

They spent some time back on the Coxavi homeworld. Became female, bore a child. The Coxavi raise their children communally, so no one thought anything of it when OK decided that life planetside wasn't for them and took off again. Thanks to having a lot of old contacts and plenty of money from their pirating days, OK set up a smuggling operation. It went all right. They didn't have the ruthlessness (remember, secretly a softie) to really make it work, and after a while the writing was on the wall. OK sold the rest of the operation to Joey (turns out his new wife did have the ruthlessness... in spades) and started a third career as a con artist.

Now that, that was fun. Careful to always pick cons that swindled the rich and/or powerful (but not too rich or too powerful; they still liked keeping the jobs small), OK spent a few years traveling the galaxy, finding easy marks and living from one con to the next. It all was working very nicely until two things happened: one, what was supposed to be a small job snowballed until it entangled the regional governor, their consort and a sentient pleasure yacht who'd been through one too many memory wipes and now thought it was a small species of beetle native to the Niduhi homeworld, all evidence to the contrary. It's a long story, maybe OK will tell you about it someday. But the second complication is what convinced OK to give up that career and lie low on Elystar. Had they finished the job, it would have put three entire planets in the sector in danger of ecological disaster and mass extinction, which was bad enough, but one of them has a significant Coxavi population and their child was currently attending school there. Just because OK didn't stick around to raise the kid, didn't mean they didn't feel an obligation to NOT be the engine of their destruction. That whole thing is a longer story, and OK probably won't ever tell you about it (ships that think they're beetles have something to do with it though, as you might imagine). Nothing personal. The con was abandoned at great personal financial cost to OK, leaving behind a grumpy regional governor (in another sector, thank the stars) who'd like to have a few words with OK someday.

Now on Elystar, OK is lying low and has opened a general store on the station. It's not hard to figure out that OK has plenty of connections to get things that they don't stock on their shelves, so if you need something and you need it on the down low, OK's the entity you want. Discretion guaranteed, prices negotiable, we will not be undersold, things like that. Happy to help. For the right price.

Last edited by SevenStones; Nov 7th, 2022 at 01:39 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old Nov 7th, 2022, 01:42 PM
SevenStones's Avatar
SevenStones SevenStones is offline
Adult Dragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Dec 1st, 2022
RPXP: 834
SevenStones SevenStones SevenStones SevenStones SevenStones SevenStones SevenStones
Posts: 199
Quote:
Originally Posted by Strangemund View Post
His first crew captured by space pirates. Then the space pirates all came down with food poisoning as Sprocket picked the wrong type of herb on the planet they were hiding out on only for them to be arrested by the local government, Sprocket included. And from there, he was sentenced to community service, working on a lone satellite circling a red moon.
Oh, I love Sprocket already. If it comes to it, maybe I was one of the space pirates that captured his first crew.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old Nov 7th, 2022, 01:56 PM
Strangemund's Avatar
Strangemund Strangemund is online now
Your Local Cryptid
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Dec 2nd, 2022
RPXP: 9901
Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund
Posts: 1,685
I was literally thinking that as I was reading OK's app! XD I am absolutely all-in on that idea~! Its just too funny to pass up, and I can only imagine the shenanigans that kind of connection will cause.

OK's a delight, too! I really dig the culture you created for their species, its so rad and so detailed, but out of everything I read, the line "morally fluid" is by far the best description for a crew of crooks. Not that we can prove OK was a crook, clearly. They are totally living a pure, honest life, for sure. No need for background checks. Just trust them. Aw man, what a fun character!
__________________
Status: Catching Up! | Pronouns: She/Her
GMing Die Fabulous
Characters: Thunder in the Morning - Harp Strum - Captain Tavosh - Kazimir - The Great Feng Wu - Krow Munday - Vinter Kheen - Deidre Donaghue
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old Nov 7th, 2022, 03:37 PM
JustSomeGuy's Avatar
JustSomeGuy JustSomeGuy is offline
Don't Mind Me
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Dec 2nd, 2022
RPXP: 4823
JustSomeGuy JustSomeGuy JustSomeGuy JustSomeGuy JustSomeGuy JustSomeGuy JustSomeGuy JustSomeGuy JustSomeGuy JustSomeGuy JustSomeGuy
Posts: 723
 
__________________
Former GM: Oops! All Kobolds...
Retired Characters: Cade 'Sunspot' Taproot - Cain Swap - Stray - Jeremy Winthorpe - Ace Harlan
Taker of Oaths
I work at a Hospital but like to pretend that I can keep a regular schedule.

Last edited by JustSomeGuy; Nov 7th, 2022 at 03:41 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old Nov 7th, 2022, 03:49 PM
Strangemund's Avatar
Strangemund Strangemund is online now
Your Local Cryptid
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Dec 2nd, 2022
RPXP: 9901
Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund
Posts: 1,685
Quote:
Originally Posted by JustSomeGuy View Post
 
HAH! XD Yes! That's the kind of frazzled that I love!
__________________
Status: Catching Up! | Pronouns: She/Her
GMing Die Fabulous
Characters: Thunder in the Morning - Harp Strum - Captain Tavosh - Kazimir - The Great Feng Wu - Krow Munday - Vinter Kheen - Deidre Donaghue
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old Nov 7th, 2022, 07:17 PM
Dunderklumpen Dunderklumpen is offline
Mature Adult Dragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Dec 1st, 2022
RPXP: 560
Dunderklumpen Dunderklumpen Dunderklumpen Dunderklumpen Dunderklumpen Dunderklumpen
Posts: 384
@Amarga, any idea when we might be starting? Trying not to sound pushy, but I am very excited.

It's cool! It's all cool! I can wait
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old Nov 7th, 2022, 07:27 PM
Amarga's Avatar
Amarga Amarga is online now
Guac Chief
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Dec 2nd, 2022
RPXP: 4994
Amarga Amarga Amarga Amarga Amarga Amarga Amarga Amarga Amarga Amarga Amarga
Posts: 1,858
Hah! I get you I get you! We'll start next Wednesday, just gives me time to prep everything and let in any latecomers or WIPs
__________________
"You tell me: 'Life is hard to bear.' But if it were otherwise why should you have your pride in the morning and your resignation in the evening? Life is hard to bear: but do not pretend to be so tender!" -Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old Nov 8th, 2022, 11:32 AM
Strangemund's Avatar
Strangemund Strangemund is online now
Your Local Cryptid
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Dec 2nd, 2022
RPXP: 9901
Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund
Posts: 1,685
And done! Sprocket is officially completed!
__________________
Status: Catching Up! | Pronouns: She/Her
GMing Die Fabulous
Characters: Thunder in the Morning - Harp Strum - Captain Tavosh - Kazimir - The Great Feng Wu - Krow Munday - Vinter Kheen - Deidre Donaghue
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:01 PM.
Skin by Birched, making use of original art by paiute.( 2009-2012)


RPG Crossing, Copyright ©2003 - 2022, RPG Crossing Inc; powered by vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Template-Modifications by TMB