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Old 02-17-2019, 06:48 PM
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Great! Looks like we can get started. Here's the game space:
https://www.rpgcrossing.com/forumdisplay.php?f=17719

When you're ready to play, just follow the READ ME FIRST post's instructions to get things rolling!
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:52 PM
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Allen JohnsonName: Allen Johnson
Age: 48
Nation of Origin: United States
Ethnicity: African American

Education Level: High School Diploma
Occupation: Police Officer, retired

Skillset:Reading People - after years of dealing with all sorts of people, there are very few people that can hide things from Al.
Skill Deficit: Cynicism - after all the years dealing with the dregs of society, Al is ... jaded. Sometimes it is just difficult to expect anything good to ever happen.

Backstory: At 18 Al joined the Army. For 10 years he was a model soldier, but he finally grew tired of being away from home. Of course, returning to civilian life was difficult for someone with only a high school diploma and a decade of traipsing through foreign lands with a rifle. Allen struggled at first, but finally found his calling with the local police. He started as an officer in a small town, but rapidly excelled and made his way into the city force where he drew many of the tougher assignments.

Allen met his wife, Shelly, shortly after returning home from the Army. They have been married for 19 years and have a son, Derron (17), and daughter, Emma (14). Everything was great - careers were progressing, the children were doing well in school, bills were paid, and life was good. Then, in one shift, everything fell apart. Allen and his partner, Carl, were the first on scene for a burglary alarm at a warehouse in a downtrodden part of the city. They secured the perimeter and waited for backup. Al led a team of four into the building from the back while another four entered from the front. Three officers that entered the back door went down that night, two of whom never got up again. Al was the senior officer on scene and it had been his decisions that led to the deaths of his partner and the other officer. Al had been the other officer to go down, but several surgeries helped him pull through.

It had been six months since the shooting. Al had never quite gotten over it, but he had returned to work. He had gone out on assignment, but when he finally had to make a decision in the field, he just froze. Command forced him into a desk job, but Al refused to take it so instead they forced him into retirement. Now, at 48 years of age, he finds himself sitting at home trying to find a purpose in life. The loss of the officers has had a dramatic effect on his mental state and his family often finds him talking to someone when no one is around. There are still glimmers of the old Al, but they are growing more and more rare.
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Old 02-24-2019, 11:07 PM
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I feel like someone should mention that, so far, the game is happening in Des Moines, IA. As far as I know (i.e. unless Misery says otherwise), it's not required that any given character be established there, but it's certainly easier to interact with the other characters if you're geographically proximate.
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Old 02-25-2019, 11:05 AM
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I feel like someone should mention that, so far, the game is happening in Des Moines, IA. As far as I know (i.e. unless Misery says otherwise), it's not required that any given character be established there, but it's certainly easier to interact with the other characters if you're geographically proximate.
Yeah, my character is currently in Iowa City and I know we have another in or near New Orleans, I think.

@Roekahs If you want to start out in the midwest, and depending on how big a city you're looking for and what sort of criminal climate, Iowa might not be ideal. St. Louis or Kansas City in MO, or Chicago, IL would be the largest, or maybe Minneapolis.
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Old 02-26-2019, 01:36 PM
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I feel like someone should mention that, so far, the game is happening in Des Moines, IA. As far as I know (i.e. unless Misery says otherwise), it's not required that any given character be established there, but it's certainly easier to interact with the other characters if you're geographically proximate.
Yep, this is correct. No requirement, but unless you only want to interact with others in the alternate world, it makes sense to at least have a justifiable reason to end up near Iowa.
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Old 04-19-2019, 08:09 AM
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Just as an update, we're seeking some more players. If you think the concept sounds interesting, feel free to jump in!
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Old 04-19-2019, 11:58 AM
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If you like character development and story telling without a lot of mechanics then this game is amazing! Misery is a great GM, come join the fun!
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Old 06-01-2019, 06:07 PM
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We're still open to more players; we've got a core group, but I'd love to have that expanded even further, and it's easy to drop new players into the game, since there's not much onboarding in terms of game mechanics.
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Old 06-27-2019, 06:53 PM
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Hi! The player count is still on the low side for this game; it would definitely help to have at least a couple more to ensure it keeps going. There's plenty of content now, so if you want to see what the game has been like, feel free to poke through the game thread.
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Old 06-29-2019, 08:50 PM
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I have an idea that I think will work for this...and the fact that a 'non-traditional' game is actually still going after 4+ months makes me think you might have something here. I'll drop a note in the OOC thread and start writing up my character.
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Let me think on this for awhile and read over the game thread to get a feel for what is going on.
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