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Offline JesterTopic starter

The Bigger Pinker Dwarf - A Red Dwarf Game
« on: June 27, 2007, 08:15:49 AM »
“Hi, I am Captain Niminirod……Hi I am Captain. THE Captain.” Said Captain Nimi Niminirod looking at his reflection in the window with a huge scowl on his face.

Turning slightly to his right he changed the scowl to a winsome smile and said in a deep voice to his reflection.  “Hi…..I am the captain…. Of which ship?” he says throwing back one of the few remaining strands of hair from his head. “Well it’s the Dwarf. The last of the Dwarfs.”  Now this was actually rather unsatisfactory to the Captain as he looked out at the most splendid of ships docked at the largest space station known to well….man, horse or guinea pig.

Returning to his usual nasally voice which to be honest Commander “Chunks” Tebitt preferred, the captain gestured to the great hulk of a ship. “Isn’t it magnificent Tebitt? What a most delightful piece of metal.  What colour did we give it in the end? The……Something Dwarf? Come on Tebitt” he said to his second in charge who was hovering as ever a few steps behind the captain just in case he….. well…….. I will tell you later.

Before answering Tebitt cleared his throat before answering the question for the fifth time since they had stood here looking out at the newest and more than likely the last “Dwarf.”

“We haven’t given it a colour yet sir. All the other colours have been taken.” Tebitt replied.

“Not given it a colour? But that’s absurd. How about mauve?” The captain attempted at succeeding where the greatest minds had failed.

“Taken.”

“Racing green?”

“Taken years ago. One of the first colours to have gone actually.”

“Oh.” The captain said slightly deflated.

“Does it have to be a colour? I mean theres more to a ship than colour” The captain said…..

“Errrrrr. Well.” Said Tebitt a little flummoxed.

“Excellent. So. We have a Dwarf style ship which is bigger. Redder and newer. How about the bigger redder Dwarf?”

“Ah.” Tebitt did not want to let the captain run away with this conversation. “Its actually pinker. Do you remember the Pink Dwarf? Well the visible light spectrum of the ship in front of us probably has a wavelength interval of 628nm  and a frequency interval of 480Thz.”

“That’s sorted it then. The ship before you is the Bigger Pinker Dwarf. The BPD if you will” Captain Nimi Niminirod did a bow and a flourish.

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Captain Nimi Niminirod was the last of the captains. The bravest and the most courageous. He was in fact the only captain up to the task of Captaining the last of the Dwarfs. He was literally the only captain WILLING to do it. You see somewhere there is a great big room where someone has hidden all of the previous Dwarfs because none of them have been seen for a while. And some a long while.  And no captain in their right mind would ever captain a Dwarf again until they had proof that the whole mission was not suicide. But then Captain Nimi Niminirod was not exactly in his right mind. 

Captain Nimi Niminirod was the guest of honour as he and his command team said goodbye local dignitaries and the cowards that had let Nimi Niminirod rise above others more  qualified to Captain “The last of the Dwarfs”.  Nimi Niminirod was in his element as people shook his hand tightly, fed him and got him drunk as if they were never going to see him again.  “Hi I am Captain Nimi Niminirod of the Bigger Pinker Dwarf…….That’s right…..!”

Meanwhile “Chunks” was looking out of the window and saw the long row of people being checked at the gates and then lead towards shuttles leading to the Bigger Pinker Dwarf.
Chunks had been top of his class and had passed the Space Corps exams with flying colours and had actually been the first to apply for the job of captain. He was however passed over because *ahem* well *ahem* he was rather fat and ugly.  Space Corps did not want their captains to be un-attractive because it never looked very good on the Holo-Media. Chunks did not mind as he hoped that he would be able to ensure that this Mission did not finish in failure.

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The queues were moving slowly as each person in the queue was checked, verified, validated, interrogated and scrutinised by irritating people who enjoyed their job.  The queue was full of the worst kind of people for an important space mission. Who wanted to crew a ship on a mission which had failed a record number of times?

The drug-addicts, the fame hungry, the convicts, the stupid and pitiful all queued up to become crew on the Bigger Pinker Dwarf.  And the Space Corps were encouraged to take as many of them as possible!

We shall focus on one of the queues leading to Star Buggy, one of the shuttles carrying crew accepted onto the Main Ship.  Ensign Smith was in charge of this queue and he really loved his job and almost dribbled as he looked back down line at all the losers and wasters hoping to get on board and he had the power to stop them. The room was loud and claustrophobic and it felt literally just like how sardines would feel if they were trapped in a tin only marginally more wet and smelly. The Starbug stood on the other side of the Desk waiting to carry the accepted crew to the Bigger Pinker Dwarf.

He saw the paperwork being plonked in front of him, spun it round and began to tick boxes and without looking up said for the 450th time that day.

“Name, rank, height, weight, hair colour, unusual markings or appearance….” a quick breath to plonk a mint in his mouth, “…..and why do you want to join the crew and why should I let you on today?”

Offline JesterTopic starter

Re: The Bigger Pinker Dwarf - A Red Dwarf Game
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2007, 08:17:42 AM »
Bigger Pinker Dwarf is a game set in the “Red Dwarf” world.  It’s a few years since the first “Red Dwarf” and their have been numerous missions since including the “Pink Dwarf” which was the last game run on here in the setting.  The Bigger Pinker Dwarf is a huge deep space mining ship.

The game will start unlike the previous game but at the start of the voyage so that we can create some character background and we shall see where we go from there but the idea is that the player characters a mismatched assortment who will end up alone on the ship and proceed to roam the universe, becoming involved - despite their reluctance - in a fantastic variety of weird and wonderful adventures. PM me to let me know if your interested or have any good ideas and we can then plan your first meeting with Ensign Smith.

Please try to make your application as weird and wonderful. - Holograms allowed but at the moment Androids and aliens are not.

*Wanders off for curry and beer*

Offline Elvi

Re: The Bigger Pinker Dwarf - A Red Dwarf Game
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2007, 08:37:23 AM »
*flutters eye lashes*

Could it be possible that Sandy and the wonderful sexdroid have somehow been 'slurped' back from pink dwarf and want to join up again to try and find out what had happened?

I was enjoying playing those and they never really got their full 'useage'

Offline JesterTopic starter

Re: The Bigger Pinker Dwarf - A Red Dwarf Game
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2007, 08:41:19 AM »
Hum de Hum.

Can we introduce the sex droid later?

I will have a think on how we can have Sandy back. But by all means.

Offline Elvi

Re: The Bigger Pinker Dwarf - A Red Dwarf Game
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2007, 08:42:30 AM »
*sighs*.....you want me to make up new ones don't you?

Offline JesterTopic starter

Re: The Bigger Pinker Dwarf - A Red Dwarf Game
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2007, 09:08:25 AM »
I want you to be happy hun. If you want them back we can find a way for them to come back.

I will pm you with some ideas.

Offline Elvi

Re: The Bigger Pinker Dwarf - A Red Dwarf Game
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2007, 09:10:46 AM »
I don't think I could think of a better character for it than Sally.....

Offline JesterTopic starter

Character Guidelines
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2007, 09:26:31 AM »
  • Create an interesting character - you can easily get bored of writing about a character who doesn't interest you. Others only like reading about interesting characters also. 
  • Create a character that you can relate to, or are familiar with so that you can write about them comfortably.
  • Bastards make good characters, everyone loves a bastard. Characters that provoke a reaction out of people whether good are bad are still provoking a reaction. Sometimes its good to see how people will write their character's reaction with other characters - and if everyone is nicey nice all of the time, this can be very boring. Some of the most memorable characters in TV, film and book have been the bad guys.
  • We will have Aliens but as NPCS and not as main chars. So Aliens will not be in the original lineup. For NPC's try to avoid being 'just another alien'. Red Dwarf has a strict no-alien policy, it states that aliens do not exist. In the Pink Dwarf we will allow it but the essence of being alien should still be kept a rare thing. If you insist on having an alien for your character, don't just bring him/her aboard and assume everything is nice and okay - being on a human spaceship would be a very bizarre thing for the alien! Go into detail about how different life is. Also people might not treat an alien the same, this could lead to many tensions and misunderstandings among characters. Think about differences in culture, laws, faith, language. Really bring this to life as being an alien has many advantages for challenging character development.
  • Avoid being related to any of the Red Dwarf crew. We have had it in the past and it can relate to crossovers with characters and complex relations and makes things needlessly complicated in the long run.
  • Include as much detail as possible about your character and don't make it a list. We judge people on their biographies and how well they are written. If its bad we will dismiss it. A bad example would be:

    "Joe has black hair. Joe has long hair. Joe has brown eyes."

    A good example would be:

    "Joe has long black hair that flows around his shoulders and is often tied up in a pony tail. He also has deep brown eyes that glint with mischievousness."
 

Offline JesterTopic starter

CHaracter Sheet
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2007, 09:27:10 AM »
biography of
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Gender:
Age:
Nationality:
Department:
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Player/NPC?
 
 
Physical Appearance

 
Personality and Interests
 
 
History

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Offline Elvi

Re: The Bigger Pinker Dwarf - A Red Dwarf Game
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2007, 10:28:43 AM »
Yeah!
Found the character descriptions for my two main characters....guess what?
The name is Caz and the droid is Sim539, so much for my memory....*laughs*

Offline Kassandra

Re: The Bigger Pinker Dwarf - A Red Dwarf Game
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2007, 01:24:23 PM »
*peeks round the door and wonders where the smell is coming from*

well every ship needs a Doctor... i shall work on the kinks... erm i mean work out the kinks off my character  ;D
« Last Edit: June 27, 2007, 02:49:02 PM by Kassandra »

Offline JesterTopic starter

Re: The Bigger Pinker Dwarf - A Red Dwarf Game
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2007, 05:21:23 PM »
excellent :-)

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: The Bigger Pinker Dwarf - A Red Dwarf Game
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2007, 01:57:03 AM »
i am soooo tempted... have to think about it tho... *thinking*  let me sleep on it - when do you need to know by?

Offline JesterTopic starter

Re: The Bigger Pinker Dwarf - A Red Dwarf Game
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2007, 04:56:05 AM »
No rush. In five minutes? :-)

I can plan a bit while we generate interest. Perhaps a day or two we will start?

Offline JesterTopic starter

Re: The Bigger Pinker Dwarf - A Red Dwarf Game
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2007, 04:56:58 AM »
so far we have two interested females of the species.

Do we have any funny men on the site?

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: The Bigger Pinker Dwarf - A Red Dwarf Game
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2007, 05:01:21 AM »
i can do a day or two... and since elvi's involved, i assume there's no game system, right?  cause that's a big turn off - lol -  i should put that in my ons/offs :)

Offline JesterTopic starter

Re: The Bigger Pinker Dwarf - A Red Dwarf Game
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2007, 05:02:33 AM »
I am afraid so.

I am a slave to free-form myself actually.

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: The Bigger Pinker Dwarf - A Red Dwarf Game
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2007, 05:05:44 AM »
yep - dice confuse me almost as much as rules do *grin*

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: The Bigger Pinker Dwarf - A Red Dwarf Game
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2007, 05:07:44 AM »
oh, and only humans - darn - i wanted to play a cat *Giggle*  i only know the first 2 seasons really, not an issue i hope?   :)

Offline JesterTopic starter

Re: The Bigger Pinker Dwarf - A Red Dwarf Game
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2007, 05:18:01 AM »
not at all.

right then lads. thats three girls. i will accept one or two men depending on size....errr. lets just see some interest.

Offline kasen03

Re: The Bigger Pinker Dwarf - A Red Dwarf Game
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2007, 10:04:09 PM »
I'm going to love to watch this... I ADORED the series.. (although hated what they did to the show in the later seasons.. trust me.. the early stuff is golden)

Unfortunately at the posting rate you guys have..my RL just doesn't allow me to be more then just a voyeur :(

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: The Bigger Pinker Dwarf - A Red Dwarf Game
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2007, 01:38:53 PM »
ok - going to start working on my chari now - should i send her to you or post her or...? :)

Offline JesterTopic starter

Re: The Bigger Pinker Dwarf - A Red Dwarf Game
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2007, 11:22:27 AM »
send her to me first please.

any guys?

kassandra any joy with your character?

i dont think i will mind it being all girls. almost the opposite of the original red dwarf where they started with all men.

Offline Kassandra

Re: The Bigger Pinker Dwarf - A Red Dwarf Game
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2007, 03:08:55 PM »
*grins*

yep... wont be long putting the finishing touches to my character and shall be forwarding my bios to you sometime on Sunday i think... *tries to hide half empty bottle of wine beneath some important looking papers*

i have been working hard... i swear *grins

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: The Bigger Pinker Dwarf - A Red Dwarf Game
« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2007, 03:42:51 PM »
just sent mine in *eyes Kass, lifting brow*  working hard, yes, i can see that... and what are these, pray tell?  *nudges hand cuffs with one toe*