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Old 10-04-2019, 06:52 PM
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I second what @Drachenspirit said.
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Old 10-05-2019, 05:14 PM
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Alright, a deadline. The next couple of weeks are kinda busy at work, due to a couple of people being out of town at different times through most of them, so I'll set the deadline for 2 weeks from today. October 19th.
That should give anyone whose interested plenty of time to finish their app.

As to whether or not you all know each other. Unless you have a really good reason not to, you'll all know each other. Have worked with each other in the past.

Part of Character Creation in FATE is the 3 Phases. https://fate-srd.com/fate-core/phase-trio

Phase One is part of your application here. #4, your background story.

Phase Two and Three take place after the deadline. In each of these phases, each character is paired up with another character. If we were sitting at a table, your Phase One story would be written down on an index card or sheet of paper, and then each player would pass that sheet to the right, so that you are writing about how you took place in their phase one story, and someone else is doing the same with yours.
Then for Phase Three, you would pass the Phase One card to the right again and do it all over.
So that when you're done, You have two other characters that you've played a minor role in their background stories, and there are two other characters that have played minor roles in yours.
By the time you're done with phase 3, everyone should be linked together by their back stories.

So if you want to modify your #4's to make room for 2 others to join in, go ahead.
After the deadline, once the characters are selected, you'll move over to the game forum, and will have time to work together on your phase 2 and 3.
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Old 10-06-2019, 11:44 PM
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Name: Salt, jus' Salt.... an' don't be gettin' no smart ideas of givin me some dumb nickname of yer own, see?
Age: Why, I'm as spry as any young lass that'll keep me company for the night...that's for sure.
Home Planet: Wussat? Home planet? I remember a place I might've called home awhile ago. Suffice to say, my home's my bunk.
Physical Description: Ain't nuthin the right height around here. I swear this ship's designed to make me ache and complain...might be out to get be, but ya aint gonna beat old Salt that easy. Now don't go callin' me short just because I'm lookin you square in the shoulders either. I might be stout, but I'm stocky and I've learned a thing or two. Yeah, yeah. So I don't bother combing my beard? So what? I don't get any hairs in your food and you know for darn sure that I take care of keeping myself clean. Now make me a cup of coffee before i whack ya one! Pickin' on an old man before he's even had his morning coffee...what's the verse comin to?

Role you plan on playing: Chef, Janitor, Moral high ground. I swear, like a drunken dock worker....but a Heart of Gold can do wonders.
High Concept The Survivor.

Trouble: Dont talk about my momma.

Background Aspect: Son of a brothel.

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Old 10-09-2019, 11:41 AM
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WIPName: Gideon "Gid" Liggett
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Age: 19
Role: Procurement Specialist (… thief)
Home Planet: negotiable if needed to fit with the phasesPersephone
Physical description: Sort of average in almost every way with the only real feature that anyone can point to being his jet black hair. The anonymity has served him well in the past - a simple hood or hat to cover the hair and he blends right in to a crowd. Gid wears a fine embroidered short-coat that he believes exudes status (whether it does or just makes him look a fool is certainly debatable). Beneath the outward appearance, however, is far more practical garb - a vest with more pockets than functionally necessary and a worn and stained shirt. Even on ship it is (at least initially) rare to catch Gid without his jacket. Impressions matter after all.


High Concept: Well-intentioned thief
Trouble: Overzealous for adventure

Aspect 1: eh ... it isn't great. Maybe even steps on Trouble's toes a bit. Sort of going for a bit of an ego thing here, I think.Good enough to make things better

Background Story:
Everyone over a certain age talks about the war like it’s something I should care about. The alliance. The independents. The Browncoats. The Purple Bellies. Ain’t no one done nothing for me, no matter what they call theirselves. negotiable depending on how interactions need to beAin’t never been outside Persephone – hell, don’t even understand what they’s talking about really. Core? Rim? Whatever. When you grow up poor in a major port city you hear stuff but you never experience nothing. Well, at least nobody gives you a chance to experience nothing. Don’t mean you can’t procure some experiences of your own volition, y’know what I mean?

Ma died. Da went moonbrained. Left me to look after my brothers. And my Da, I guess. He’s still around but he ain’t really there. Sure, I guess me being here now is my fault a little. I picked the easy path. Then got good at it. Coulda maybe learned a trade. There was always plenty of ships looking for crew. But then I’da had to leave my brothers when they was young. Too young really. At least this way they got a childhood. Not me though.

Right, right. ‘Nough about the sob story. You just wanna know how I got here. Well, see it started simple enough. Ships everywhere. Crates, cartons, packages all getting loaded and unloaded. Well see, accidents happen and crates pop open, cartons spring leaks, and packages just go missing. It ain’t like it’s a crime to pick up a fallen package. Nope! The crime sorta happens later … when you don’t return it. That’s how it started at least. I just took what was fallen or spilled. Just enough to keep us from starving. Course sometimes accidents don’t happen. Sometimes they need some help. Especially when young boys is complainin’ about hunger. Yep, got good at making accidents happen. Could even control exactly what we was getting to sell too.

Right, right. Blah blah! Getting to the point. Well, things was good for a while. Then I realized I got good enough to make things even better. Took ‘em a while to figure it out. Or at least I think they figured it out. Lookin’ back, I was gettin’ pretty bold. Ain’t been back since I got caught. Made the agreement. Got my Da and brothers out. They’s settled somewhere – I ain’t saying where – with a pretty little nest egg. I left ‘em everything. Brothers are old enough now, they’s got to find they’s own way. Now I gots to prove myself.

Remember how I said you ain’t get to experience nothing growing up poor? Well, I made us not poor and look now. I got the chance to experience somethin’ for once!

 

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Old 10-09-2019, 12:22 PM
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Part of me wants to start writing up my character's possible past to present interactions with other applicant characters, but... I am really intrigued by the method described for doing this after characters/players are selected. The random passing of a "card" with info on it to one's left and to one's right with another character's story on the connection is pretty cool. The Collaboration and storybuilding alone has me really wanting to get into this game. Not to mention it's Firefly. Duh.
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Old 10-09-2019, 01:58 PM
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Roekahs! *high five* Good luck!
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Old 10-11-2019, 03:46 PM
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Alright, I'm not very familiar with Fate, but I've loved Firefly for a long time, so I figured I'd throw my hat in the ring. If anyone has any critiques, I would love to hear them!!

Application- Rough
Name: Tawny Xiao
Age: 20
Home Planet: Silverswood- a terraformed moon- named for the two resources it provides for the Alliance: Platinum and Wood. And wouldn't you love to meet the idiot who came up with that creative name?
Physical Description: Four feet, eleven inches (and a half) and she definitely has a complex about it, but don’t let her diminutive stature give you the wrong idea, this girl knows how to hold her own. Tawny keeps her thick, black hair chopped short above her shoulders, which has the tendency to get swept into her black eyes so she does her best to keep it pulled back.
Role: Enforcer, Scout, Espionage Extrodinaire
High Concept: Immature Ex-Assassin on the Run
Trouble: Thinks with her fists, and knife, and gun
Background Aspect Ideas: “Screw the gorram Alliance”

Background Story: Tawny, stupid name, right? But since she were born to two brown coats right at the height of the war, she could never've been named after anything but the color of the soon to be victorious rebel force. ‘Course, things didn’t go quite according to plans, and instead of being tucked into bed with of stories of glory by two war heroes, Tawny became accustomed to drifting off on a dirt floor to the sounds of drunken screaming matches coming from two people torn apart by the traumas of utter defeat. By the time Tawny were 9, she grew tired of her constantly growling stomach. All of the money her parents made was spent on a diet of booze and various illegal substances, so there wasn’t much room in the budget of luxury items, like food. So Tawny took it upon herself to provide what her parents could not. She packed up her sparse belongings, some clothes and a broken pocket watch that had once belonged to her father, and walked out past her arguing parents. If either of them saw her leave, Tawny never found out, but neither of them tried to stop her and Tawny didn’t look back.

Being a tiny little thing, she couldn’t do much work in the platinum mines like her mama and papa, but Tawny found work with other circles, specifically, YŤ xīng, a prominent underground society. It weren’t honest, and it weren’t decent, but she learned how to be a valuable asset. Tawny learned how to pick open locks and smuggle goods. She learned how to climb up trees or slip through windows without making any more noise than a rat would, how to aim a gun, and most important, how to run away before the blast attracted any of the lawmen. After, she’d be careful to wash her clothes in the river at night, where no one would see the water dyed red. Slowly, Tawny rose up through the ranks of YŤ xīng, granted not to a managerial type level, but her skill sets were often in demand on many of the outer rim planets. After all, she was the kind of person who never asked questions, and always got results. But ignorance is only a temporary mindset, no matter how hard one might try, and Tawny did. Eventually, she found herself at the edge of a line she knew she couldn’t cross. It were then that she decided to disappear once again. And Tawny didn’t look back.

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Old 10-11-2019, 04:49 PM
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Welcome to the Crossing, Raada! Regarding cursing, the site maintains a PG-13 rating. So if it can be on primetime TV, it is probably safe here.

Your application looks good, but might I recommend the advice here for spicing it up a bit? You've discovered the magic of fieldset boxes, so you're well on your way.
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Old 10-11-2019, 05:00 PM
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Thank you very much! I'll definitely read through and see if there's anything I can add!
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So that one is for sure helpful, but the one I WANTED to link is RIGHT HERE. It is a good discussion on applications specifically.
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Old 10-11-2019, 06:47 PM
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:39 PM
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Hey Drac!
I promise the chap I make up will be nicer than Wraith.
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Old 10-12-2019, 11:26 AM
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Looking good everyone.

My boss is out of the state on a "working vacation" until Thursday, so I'm pretty much going insane for now, so my posting here is going to be sporadic. This will also likely prevent me from having the time to send feedback via PM to each of you.

I've updated the app list in the first post.
Looks like all but the last 3 are complete.
Nomadic Druid just needs to include their background.
Roekahs needs a background aspect.
Raada's is basically complete, they just need to settle on a background aspect.

Drachenspirit, I picture your character speaking their trouble with a fat cigar in her mouth while flying a stolen alien spaceship trying to escape the mother ship.

We've got a good mix of applications.

As to swearing, just remember, there was plenty of swearing in Firefly, most of it was in Chinese ;-)
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Old 10-13-2019, 03:49 PM
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... Drachenspirit, I picture your character speaking their trouble with a fat cigar in her mouth while flying a stolen alien spaceship trying to escape the mother ship.
Awesome! You got the gorram nod to the movie. That's kind of her mantra. Or could go Galaxy Quest... "Never give up, never surrender."
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