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Author Topic: Progress city a small steam noir-ish game planning and ooc thread.  (Read 9177 times)
Stella Gaslight
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« on: April 07, 2013, 08:01:11 pm »

Progress city was founded by inventors for inventors on a man made island near California.  For decades it functioned as a nearly lawless place where explosions and disappearances were common. It got progressively worse until the city was being used as a battle ground by rival gangs and mad scientists. Justice team five sprung up from the street and cleaned up most of the big crimes and founded the police department.

Players will be a five man police team with anything from eletro blasters to power armour to take on crime.

This game will be broken in to cases and players can suggest cases they would like to take on.

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Age

Gender

History

Skills

Speciality

Personality

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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2013, 05:29:35 am »

Progress city started out as the lair of Emagard the terrible first of the super science to menace California. He fought budding science heroes for several years before he realized that he had built a small city with his minions. Realizing he had the law free land of science he had been fighting for.  He declared his independence and worked  on expanding his small kingdom.  Progress city as it is know is one of the most wealthy micro countries in the world.

In the centre of the city is Emagard university the worlds premier university specialising in science and patent law.  Next to that is the tower of justice where the five man police teams train.  Shops selling every type of gadget and chemical you could ever want sprawl over the streets while housing tower above. Not a single bit of space goes unused as people flock to the city.  Docks for both sea and air fill in the fringes of the city that slowly grow each year.
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MWBailey
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013, 10:07:33 pm »

This looks intriguing; I'llpost a character sheet soon.
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Stella Gaslight
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2013, 07:56:18 am »

Here is the cheif I will be playing her to get things started.
Name
Agnes Thigpen

Age
57

Gender
female

History
Immigrated with her parents from Alabama when she was only two and worked her way up from grease monkey on a power suit to chief justice.

Skills
One of the best sharp shooters the justices have ever had. Helped write the regulations of the justice squads and was at one point offered a law scholarship but stayed on with her ragged vigilantly crews.

Speciality
Politics and sharpshooting.

Personality
No nonsense with a strong protective streak towards her officers.  She insists on holding to the few rules they have and runs a tight ship.

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MWBailey
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2013, 05:49:58 pm »

Name:Jonathan (Trapper Jack) von Trapp

Age: 53

Gender:Male

History:Born in Texas, the son of ranching parents and the youngsst of four siblings, three brothers and a sister, who was the eldest of the litter.

The ranch was overrun by renegade soldiers when Jack was a mere strip of a boy, his mother and eldest brother died in the fire that consumed the Family home, and his father, himself, and his brothers and sister set off for San Antonio to start over. They never arrived, as the renegades caught them at the halfway point, killing all but Jon, who was too young to be much more than an amusing irritant, and his sister, who was deemed too valuable for theWhite Slave trade. Jon wnd Elizabeta became separated shortly afterward, and he went on to become a sought-after ornithopter pilot and minion of a minor Prosperity assassination kingpin, who fell afoul of the rougher types in the city. Jack became a Justice afterward, and has been thus since his mid-thirties.





Skills: Ornithopter pilot; marksman to sniper level (prefers exciter carbine (kept in the ornithopter), as it causes less collateral damage and leaves no ejected cartridges); Bouncing and Riot control and suppression; detective work. Is very good in a fight. Prefers exciter carbine and aetheric blaster (holstered in hip rig), with tomahawk and toothpick knife for backup.

Speciality: Detection and Avionics.

Personality: Somewhat easygoing, but has a somewhat dark and violent streak, and  likes to cut loose on occasion. Tries to exercise self-control at all times, but is not always successful, especially if a weaker person is being victimized by a stronger, or a team member is being targeted and/or abused. Fiercely loyal at all times.

What you look like
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Stella Gaslight
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2013, 08:36:36 pm »

I am going to leave this open for new players for 2 more days and if we don't get any more you and I will make a few more npcs to fill ranks and we will play.
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MWBailey
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2013, 10:53:03 pm »

Sounds good to me!
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MWBailey
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2013, 07:38:06 pm »

I'm wondering whether Jack's ornithopter should be his own or if they should be sort of like the "Spinner" cars in the Bladerunner movies; sort like a kind of "squad car" type of arrangement.

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Stella Gaslight
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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2013, 08:32:54 pm »

I think a squad car is a good idea.  I imagine each team has a tech mechanic guy, a driver, heavy weapons dude, an infiltrator and a medic of some sort.  They are built to be able to take on almost anything without back up because there are so few teams.
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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2013, 11:56:40 am »

Seems interesting...

Name: Frederick Kaseburg
Race: German-American
Profession: History professor at New York University.
Age: 32
Appearance: 5'10, thin almost to the point of sickly, wears thick glasses, brown eyes, blonde hair and no facial hair. Usually wears a shirt with a vest, and beige trousers. Never without his pocket watch, which he wears in his vest pocket.
Skills: Vast stores of knowledge on many subjects (mainly history). Familiar with your average revolver and whatever other gun they train him with.
History: Was a well respected professor at NYU before he realized that he didn't want to stop learning just yet himself. He had heard of Progress City, and thought that he could truly be with people at his intellectual level. He saw what a disgusting and crime-ridden city it was, so he decided to devote himself to making the island better for his fellow intellectuals.
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Stella Gaslight
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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2013, 03:45:29 am »

Name
Una

Age
20 somthing?

Gender
female

History
Has no memory of her past other than being kidnapped.

Personality
Quick to curse with a strong sence of honor.  Rough and tumble with an angry streak.  Likes to be in charge.

What you look like

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MWBailey
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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2013, 07:53:30 am »

Name:Fetch

Age:Mid Twenties

Gender:Male

History: Prosperity's streets spawned Fetch; some would have it literally so. His swarthy, hollow-cheeked good looks and intriguingly shadowed, slanted, deep-set eyes hint at an inner darkness that is seldom seen out in the open, but which nonetheless is there, often lurking just behind the obsidian orbs of his eyes. His actual origins lie somewhere in the no-man's-land between normalcy and the utterly arcane; there's even an old rumor that Old Man Rinkfelder, renowned (whether rightly or wrongly) as a practitioner of dark arts who used such to create his monstrous creations, created Fetch on a whim, and gave him his name as an ironic joke. In any case, whether he was born or hatched or created from string, sticks and gutter mud like a golem of old. or simply grew up out of the pavement of the Darkstreet District, he came into existence with an innate ability to simply blend in with his surroundings and disappear, and a proficiency with gun, blade and truncheon that earned him a place early on among the gangs of Little Shanghai as an assassin. Lately, he's joined the Justices after "seeing my life from a different angle," and has decided to dedicate his skills to controlling the chaos of the streets and helping to make them a safer place for the population of prosperity.

Skills: Revolver/rifle; shortsword; truncheon, prefers nunchaku. It is not clear how he does it, but he is able to simply fade from notice and suddenly "reappear," or re-attract notice, suddenly in another location, which often serves as a distraction to cover others stealthy activities. It also makes him an excellent reconnaissance operative.

Speciality: Stealth; quick death dealing

Personality: Aloof. Can be befriended...if one could just find him... Fiercely loyal to his team and the Justice Force, and a staunch and reliable friend...once one manages to stick close enough, long enough, to befriend him, but he is somewhat congenial once he decides you're ok. Has no sympathy for kidnappers or abusive persons.

What you look like:


Fetch may look something like this
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MWBailey
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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2013, 08:07:03 am »

Pardon the double post.

That one's about all I can manage right now, I have to go find the bed so I can function tomorrow.

Fetch is one of Jack's Rookies, I'm thinking.

I'll be out all day performing with the North Harris County Dulcimer Society at Old Baylor in Independence, Texas.

Goodnight...
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« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2013, 09:07:41 am »

Name: J. W. Smithson

Age: 27

Skills: Building steam-powered weapons, technical diagnostics, and building gadgets.

Specialty: Mechanical engineering, sharp shooting with steam-powered Gauss rifle. Also a fair shot with his custom pistol sidearm and sword.

Background: Born at the foot of the rocky mtns. Johnathan grew up in a poor family. He was sent off to an apprenticeship with a watchmaker at a young age due to his mechanical aptitude, after he finished with his apprenticeship, he studied aetherical engineering in Britain. While there he met a man who taught him how to make steam-powered rifles. He dropped out to pursue this new enterprise, and spent the next few years traveling the world looking for inspiration, but what he found instead was that his guns were being used to harm the innocent. After that he swore to make a difference.

Personality:  Usually absent minded, Johnathan's focus is usually on his ideas and designs rather than the world around him. Fairly friendly most of the time, he can turn serious and deadly the instant someone threatens someone he cares about (or even someone he feels he owes something to.

 - Appearance: Standing just over six ft. talk, and skinny, he has a lanky appearance. A white shirt, stained with soot and grease is draped over his skeletal form. Unless he remembers to put on his dark green waistcoat, he is usually found with his sleeves rolled up and his hands covered in grease. Dark grey trousers are held up by a belt bulging with various sized pouches containing his tools and various parts. He wears a pair of black half-gloves with a couple small tools and lockpicks secreted in the seams. To keep his mane of black hair in check he wears a top hat that he usually loses his goggles on. His pale blue eyes seem to always watch everything when they are seeing real things that is, combined with his well cared for gotee he usually adopts the air of a professor. A cane of brass and ebony completes his ensemble with the dual purposes of acting as a pressure guage when he is using his portable tanks for his guass rifle, and can act as a rudimentary range finder.

(sorry if there are alot of typos I did this on my phone)
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Stella Gaslight
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2013, 10:22:34 pm »

All the justice team members have been called in to the cheif's office. I was not as clear as I should have been.
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MWBailey
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« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2013, 05:54:41 am »


Names: William (Will) and Paul Probert

Age: 22

Gender: Male, though Paul has been known to play a Female (as well as other roles) while a young child, and later on in some of his wilder schemes. He does not exactly enjoy it, but views it as a useful skill.

History: The identical Probert Twins have been a caution since the day that they were born. Initially impossible to tell apart when they were younger, They were used to great effect by their confidence trickster father, and they have cut a wide swath as young adults as well. There came a point, however, when the trickery and general nefariousness made a negative impression on the pair, and they began looking for ways to use their talents to strike back at the users and abusers of Prosperity and relieve a little of the grinding misfortune that was all too often the fate of middle-to-lower-class minions and workers, and keep the madder elements of the Mad Scientific Community from going too far.
Skills
Will: Pugilistics, Firearms, Confidence Arts, all types of climbing and burglary

Paul: Planning, Scheme creation, Problem/Crime solving, burglary, firearms, bladesmanship, "Alternative Impersonation"

Specialities
Will: Pugilism, Firearms, Climbing and Rope Work

Paul:Planning, Problem/Crime solving, Disguises

Personalities:
Will: Outgoing and cocksure to an almost irritating degree. Staunch and steadfast, will do literally anything for family (meaning Paul) and almost anything for a friend. Loyal to a fault -- but also a prankster and joker; has been known in the past to convince Paul to dress up as a woman, and the pair to run a "Lady's Impugned Honor" sting with Will in the role of the Lady's Champion.

Paul: The opposite of Will; introverted and almost shy, Still Loyal and steadfast, but tends to view things in a profit/loss kind of way. Will do almost anything for a friend or the Justices, but will do and has done literally anything for Will. Past life experiences of being used as in a "fake female" role have made him somewhat ambivalent as to societal mores about such things, but he is most definitely male and "straight," as the saying goes; he views it as a skill and nothing more -- though it does dovetail rather nicely with the Pranksterism that he shares with his brother. He is also proficient to an almost scary degree with various other kinds of disguises. Be careful who you talk about him behind his back to -- it might turn out to be him!
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       Paul                           Will


 


 
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Stella Gaslight
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« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2013, 06:42:52 am »

Jessica is the head mechanic for the justice teams.  She is pretty under the grease and dirt but you rarely seen without it. You realy don't want to to damage her equipment recklessly because she can be downright scary.
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MWBailey
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« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2013, 12:43:44 am »

Hmmm... watch out, Will might get "interested" in her... Wink

I was thinking that the (Police Force standard Justice issue) ornithopter would latch on to the tank with the giant mechanical "talons" that it uses for landing/perching gear; the 'legs' that the talons are attached to are powerful and have been used to literally 'punch' doors inward or tear them off of edifices whose inhabitants refused to allow entry or to surrender when ordered to, as well as tote heavy loads and perch in places where an RL helicopter or airplane would be unable so to do. The design I have in mind has bumblebee/beetle-style wings for hovering and close maneuvering and huge 'condor' style wings for more standard open-air flight; the beetle wings would also be used to lift the tank initially.

Armament would of course include a heavy aviation- adaptable gun (mounted in the head)and probably Gatling or Vickers guns for lighter work.

I'll try to work up a rendering of the 'thopter and the tank in the next few days.
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Stella Gaslight
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« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2013, 12:53:37 am »

I will have to do a full workup on her when I get home from work.  The thopter idea sound realy good.

Name
Jessica Anders

Age
25

Gender
Female

History
A third generation progress citizen grew up with more toy robots and tools than any one probibly should.  She had to be tutored at home because after the third time her home-made robot caused chaos she was asked not to come back. 

Skills
Excellent mechanic and the youngest person to hold her rank in the justices.

Speciality
Robot grappling

Personality
Bouncy and reckless she wants very much to have an adventure and joined the justices but is almost to important to risk taking on common thugs.  After all grunts are easy to find but top notch mechanics are quite a bit harder.

What you look like
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MWBailey
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« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2013, 08:21:19 pm »

Awww, she's a real cutie!

This 7 inch tablets agreat tool, butbthe keyboard's a littleweird. Please pardon myntyping for the latrst game post...
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« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2013, 10:59:13 pm »

Sorry for the silence, been getting a new internet connection (The old one was spotty beyond belief). So far, it's peachy here...
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Stella Gaslight
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« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2013, 11:13:44 pm »

Congrats on the new conection.  At my old house I had to get the cable line replaced twice because squreals ate it.
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MWBailey
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« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2013, 02:39:25 am »

Awww, They probably just wanted to watch the Food Channel...
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MWBailey
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« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2013, 07:25:31 am »

* : inventing terminology on the fly, I am!  Wink. Mr Webster's rolling in his grave, I fear...
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Stella Gaslight
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« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2013, 05:16:33 pm »

Sorry for being gone yesterday.  I was pretty sick.  I am feeling loads better today rho.
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