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Altair Rising [Out of Character]™

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Altair Rising [Out of Character]™

Post by Pad_Mayhart » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:06 am

Image ___The Premise___
Across the night sky falls a jagged and gnarled sphere of white hot space rock, a streak of brilliant resplendence in the twilight. It’s crash across the mountain’s peak causes the world to rumble and all manner of man and beast to tremble in fear that the end is near. Night ebbs away, leaving behind not the end of the world, but the start of a grand journey. Dawn came and went but the light didn't leave us for more than a day, the brilliant glow of the impact crater burned across the western horizon.

This falling star is a symbol of change. Literal change, and greater wealth seeing as well as the ore you can mine from this space rock would set you, your children and your children’s children for life. Meteor mining is nothing new and every man, woman and child be they fueled by greed, need or a thirst for adventure will be racing to make a new life and a name for themselves. The Impact was just the starting pistol setting things in motion.

And none are quite so eager to reach the finish line as the Prometheus Mining Corporation. To this end you have been gathered in the Aquila Lodge House in the town of Valler’s Deep by the corporation's leader. You, dear roleplayers, are to be the Prometheus Corp's claim team; to battle the wilds, and every beast and competitor in your way to plant your flag for fortune and fame. Two weeks have passed since the fall and Prometheus and their competitors have been getting the word out and gathering supplies and personnel to try and be the first to reach the rock.

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___The City___
Valler’s Deep is a city betwixt the forest where massive areas have been cleared out by the lumber business. Mid-sized in scale with buildings pressed close together and resting over a network of aqueducts. One of the most noteworthy buildings is the Aquila Lodge House; a meeting house, tavern and inn all in one where business and merriment are conducted in equal measure. Upon the horizon you can see the mountain where the meteor struck and the thin plumes of smoke which still rise from it’s point of impact intermittently.

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___The Skill Mechanics___
|||Skills
Skills work in the following manner; regardless of whether you are a caster, a warrior, a laborer or a background character your abilities are broken down into four categories.

At-will: At will are the skills you have and can use freely. They aren't as impressive, or as powerful as others, but they are reliable and you can dish them out all day. For a spellcaster these could be considered your cantrips. For a warrior this would be your swordplay essentials and the moves you’ve trained to their peak, or feats of exceptional marksmanship. Shapeshifting characters could turn into small shapes like birds, cats or dogs or make themselves look like other people at this tier.

Lesser: Lesser Skills are one step up from at-will skills. They allow you to dish out some extra damage, change the flow of things, or trip up a trial you're facing in a cool, but not over the top manner. These would be low level memorized spells in the vein of cure wounds or magic missile for a spellcaster, or beginner special techniques for a warrior such as rallying allies, performing a trick-shot or doing a cleaving attack for instance. Shapeshifters can turn into slightly bigger and stronger forms at this stage like altering a body part’s structure or coating a limb in a protective layer of stone or becoming a wolf or leopard.

Moderate: Moderate Skills are your heavy hitting abilities and your game changers. These are area of effect spells and heals, powerful bestial forms, and feats of inhuman strength and speed like throwing boulders and omni-slashing or turning into a rhinoceros or sabretooth tiger.

Greater: Greater Skills are your way of performing the impossible. The realm where mages contact entities of higher planes and powers which belong there. And where knights stand tall through devastating shots, and archers rain down hails of arrows. Where shapeshifters can choose to just be a t-rex or to convert their body into mist or metal.

Grand: Grand Skills are feats of godlike supremacy. Divine intervention, wish, a monk’s quivering palm technique and the like. This is the tier at which warriors slash through entire buildings or city blocks with an impressive roll or heave massive chunks of earth like the end of Ifrit's ff10 overdrive. The time and place where archers ricochet shots to create an arrow hellfield and thieves can steal the boots off your feet without you noticing while they hold a conversation with you. Where shapeshifters can become mythical beasts such as dragons and rocs or convert their body into mythical elements like mithril.

The amount of skills available to you will change over the course of the RP as your characters grow and improve. Before submitting your CS consider talking to us about the types of abilities you want to use. They don't have to line up with existing DnD or Pathfinder spells or 4e abilities, but those could be used as inspiration.
You can come up with some fun and unique stuff, just run it by us. And always keep in mind the WAY in which you utilize these skills is flexible, so don’t feel too locked up in what you choose. For at-will abilities they will simply happen, however for lesser and above we’ll be rolling a flat d20 roll to see how effectively you can perform them. Low rolls aren’t necessarily the end of the world, but high rolls can allow you to surpass your limits and pull off some really cool feats.

At the start you will have access to the following;

[3]At-Will
[2]Lesser
[1]Moderate
[0]Greater
[0]Grand

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___The Rules___
|||No Godmodding, Metagaming, Flaming, Spamming, Autoing... Basically don't do any of the stuff that would convince decent roleplayers not to roleplay with you ever again. Generally speaking be decent and follow the forum rules as well as the social rules of roleplay.
|||This is a friendly roleplay. If you have an issue with another player, or with the RP as a whole, bring it up with either Pad_Mayhart or GamerScribe
|||Communicate. If you have ideas, questions, concerns, or the like then bring them to light. We are more than willing to discuss things with you either one on one, or with the group. If you need to leave the RP either permanently, or just for a few days or weeks then tell us. Just keep communication open.
|||Keep your character in character and your OOC chat to the OOC. This stands for any emotional ties in either setting as well. If you get upset at someone's character action don't be rude out of character, and if someone upsets you OOC don't ruin the RP for other players. As in the previous rule please talk to your GMs and one another, preferably in a civil manner.
|||Lastly; please PM your CS to either Pad_Mayhart or GamerScribe and we will get to it at our earliest convenience.

Thank you, and have a pleasant day.

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___The Character Sheet___

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Character Sheet
[u][b]Demographics[/b]____________________________________________[/u]
[b]Full Name: [/b] 
[b]Gender: [/b] 
[b]Age: [/b] 
[b]Race: [/b] 
[b]Class: [/b] 
[b]Appearance:[/b] 

[u][b]Skills[/b]____________________________________________[/u]
[b]At-Will: [/b]
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[b]Lesser: [/b]
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[b]Moderate: [/b]
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[b]Greater: [/b]

[b]Grand: [/b]


[u][b]Narrative[/b]____________________________________________[/u]
[b]Personality: [/b] 
[b]Background: [/b] 
[b]Reasoning: [/b] 
[b]Et Cetera: [/b] 

Character Sheet
Demographics____________________________________________
Full Name: Full Name Here
Gender: Whatever your character identifies as
Age: How old are they?
Race: What race is your character? Some of the common races are Humans, Dwarves, Elves and Gnomes.
Half-giants, Beastfolk[beastfolk are treated in a manner befitting their heritage, meaning people will be wary of those derived from predatory beasts and better with those whose form is reminiscent of herbivores or generally good natured animals], Hellions[tieflings, cambions and half-demons oh my], Halflings, Changelings and Nephilim[descendants of angels, picture aasimar] are uncommon but can be played or encountered.
If you have a race you want to play which is not on this list present it to us and we will make a decision.


Class: Your 'class' is a title or defining trait about your character unique to them, as in some narrative RPGs; I.E.; Arcane Scholar, Sword Saint of the Southlands, Taekwondo Weretiger, Big Bad Evil Guy's Right Hand Man and the like. This should be a descriptor of who your character is and what they do, and the shorter, snappier and more catchy the better.
Appearance: You must provide a simple description of your character. You may also choose to provide a picture.

Skills____________________________________________
At-Will:
|||You get [3] to start.
Lesser:
|||You get [2] to start.
Moderate:
|||You get [1] to start.
Greater:
|||You get [0] to start.
Grand:
|||You get [0] to start.

Narrative____________________________________________
Personality: How does your character think and act?
Background: Optional? Briefly explain your character's past and upbringing.
Reasoning: Why is your character taking part in this job or on this journey? It doesn’t have to be deep and meaningful, could just be ‘money’, but you need one.
Et Cetera: Anything you wish to add that isn't in the CS. A quote, a theme song, likes and dislikes or their overarching goal for example.
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Re: Altair Rising [Out of Character]™

Post by Pad_Mayhart » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:07 am

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Re: Altair Rising [Out of Character]™

Post by Pad_Mayhart » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:07 am

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Re: Altair Rising [Out of Character]™

Post by GamerScribe » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:11 am

Welcome, all interested parties, to the OOC for Altair Rising.
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Re: Altair Rising [Out of Character]™

Post by TwisterZaraku » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:27 am

Ooooh, pretty, guys. Looking forward to seeing how this one turns out :D
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Re: Altair Rising [Out of Character]™

Post by Moccasin » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:45 am

Hmm

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Re: Altair Rising [Out of Character]™

Post by Warren_13 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:33 am

How does character progression work, as in, how do we get more skills or greater skills or be able to change our class titles later on in the rp

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Re: Altair Rising [Out of Character]™

Post by GamerScribe » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:12 pm

A couple of ways.

Progress is a good means by which to advance. Character growth will occur naturally over the course of the RP, with Pad and I unlocking more and higher tier skills for you all as we go along and reach certain checkpoints in the plot.

Furthermore; if we present anything that seems tangential to the main plot, it may be an opportunity for growth(or a complete trap, stay on your toes.)

And of course if you just completely surprise us and do something completely epic that we feel deserves a reward we might let y'all become better for it.

Beyond that you can progress by collecting arms, armor and arcane tools or weapons along your journey, picking up auxiliary power to support your existing skills.

As far as changing your title goes; you can ask for/suggest a class change at any time, and we'll review your character's changes and progress to that point and accept or deny it. Or, do something to impress us and we'll offer you a class change/advancement to reflect your uniquely superb performance.
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Re: Altair Rising [Out of Character]™

Post by Cerulean » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:55 pm

How will we be rolling said d20s?
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Re: Altair Rising [Out of Character]™

Post by Silverstag » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:38 am

Hello - I was wondering if there is any openings for a player to join or is this closed to new additions already? I wasn't sure how many people you were planning for this rp. :)

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Re: Altair Rising [Out of Character]™

Post by GamerScribe » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:57 am

Cerulean wrote:...
Via the Discord's roll-bot. If you don't have access to discord one of us can roll for you, just let us know.
Silverstag wrote:...
If you can get a character sheet to us soon, then yes, we're willing to allow you to join; though that would definitely be it beyond those already having voiced interest in the interest check.
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Re: Altair Rising [Out of Character]™

Post by Shea » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:27 pm

Are people still around and working on characters?

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Re: Altair Rising [Out of Character]™

Post by GamerScribe » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:43 am

We've got most of the character sheets in, from chatter in discord people are still around. We're waiting until tomorrow to make any approvals because Pad is driving across numerous states until then.
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Re: Altair Rising [Out of Character]™

Post by Pad_Mayhart » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:55 am

GamerScribe wrote: ...
ThreadWeaver wrote: ...
TheGreenerGrey wrote: ...
Your character sheets have been observed and found within proper standards and are hereby considered officially accepted.
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Re: Altair Rising [Out of Character]™

Post by ThreadWeaver » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:21 am

Cool. I'm looking forward to an IC at some point in the future.

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