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Offline RedEveTopic starter

Stranded - Space exploration gone awry
« on: March 17, 2012, 07:33:22 AM »


The year is 2147. Humanity is no longer alone in the universe. 35 years ago, the first manned human-made vessel left the Sol system. Two months later, said vessel made first contact with an alien race. Thankfully, the alien race turned out to be benign and friendly to the humans. Nearly immediately, strong diplomatic ties were made, and an exchange of information and technology was set up. Unlike the humans, the aliens did possess FTL technology. After decades of negotiations, the aliens finally agreed to share their FTL technology. In 2142, a joint venture of alien and human engineers went to work on the first FTL ship humanity was to produce. In 2147, the first prototype, the Endeavor, was launched from its space-dock. Its mission, to shatter the boundaries of the distance humans traveled and go further than any human has gone before.

Naturally, something goes terribly wrong on its maiden voyage. The Endeavor gets sucked into a worm hole and emerges on the far reaches of the galaxy. Even with FTL travel, it would take decades to get back to earth. To make matters worse, the Endeavor has a critical engine failure soon after the worm hole jump and has to crash land on an uncharted and inhospitable planet.

This roleplay would cover the struggle for survival that the surviving crew are faced with on said planet.

I am looking for 3-5 players (possibly will expand this to more should there be enough interest). All but one of them should be human. One slot is reserved for a member of the alien race, who was on board as an observer to the first human FTL voyage. I left the details of the alien race purposefully vague to give whomever chooses to play that role 100% freedom. You can choose a canon race from Trek or SW, or invent an entirely original one.

The roles I would like to fill are as follows:

The captain of the ship
The executive officer (basically the second in command)
The alien
The head of the security force

I myself will play NPC crew members (and some other surprises I will not yet mention ;) )

The Endeavor sets out with a crew of 112, but only 81 of those will survive the crash landing.

Offline Tricia

Re: Stranded - Space exploration gone awry
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2012, 08:03:00 AM »
I really like this idea although I'm not sure which character I would play better, maybe the second in command? This would be my first group roleplay so it sounds like a good idea, less responsibilities!

Offline RedEveTopic starter

Re: Stranded - Space exploration gone awry
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2012, 08:07:31 AM »
Code: [Select]
[b]Name:[/b]
[b]Age:[/b]
[b]Role/Rank on the ship:[/b]
[b]Appearance:[/b] (picture if possible)
[b]Bio:[/b]


Great, could you use the above template to make a CS? :)

Offline Tricia

Re: Stranded - Space exploration gone awry
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2012, 08:38:16 AM »
Ok! I think that I can improvise something to give a general idea about her. As for the alien, I have a soft spot for how the Asari looks like.

Name: Jennifer Sway
Age: 28
Role/Rank on the ship: Second in command
Appearance
Bio: Jennifer is an oddity of the space career. She combines beauty, intelligence and an irresistible charisma that tends to favor her opinions and views with ease. She joined the project after a long application in which she used her charismatic personality and looks to gain an edge that other candidates couldn't use. Despite being a very pretty face, her main function on the ship is to provice advice in all kinds of matters and situations.

Nothing much is known about her past. She is only child from a young single mother and she has always kept her personal life completely separated from her profession although it is rumoured that she worked as a non nude dancer in order to pay her studies and fulfill her dream of cruising the stars. As one could expect, she's very extroverted and she's not afraid of voicing her opinion at all, sometimes in such a passionate way that it only adds to the chances of others believing in what she says.

Offline TreyWalker

Re: Stranded - Space exploration gone awry
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2012, 09:40:21 AM »
I would be interested in the head of the security force.

Offline TreyWalker

Re: Stranded - Space exploration gone awry
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2012, 09:54:13 AM »
Name: Chad J Mendes
Age: 30
Role/Rank on the ship: Head of Security
Bio: Has been a Military man since he was 18 years old, and rose up the ranks as a pilot and a soldier. An incident where he was captured at 24 though, resulted in the enemy forces torturing him and damaging his eyes. When he was rescued he went through some ground breaking surgery that returned his vision, even giving him some extra benefits, however because his eyes can malfunction, he isn't allowed to be a pilot ever again.

Is a determined invididual who likes to lead by example. He usually earns the trust of his men by standing by their side and fighting with them with everything he has.

Offline RedEveTopic starter

Re: Stranded - Space exploration gone awry
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2012, 09:58:57 AM »
Chad would have been leading a small force of Space Marines. However, thankfully all of them will survive the crash.
The majority of the killed crewmen will have been on the engineering decks.

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Re: Stranded - Space exploration gone awry
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2012, 10:24:39 AM »
I'm interested in  the Alien. Can it be a  shapeshifter or is that  a certain type of species you had in mind?

Offline RedEveTopic starter

Re: Stranded - Space exploration gone awry
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2012, 10:28:43 AM »
I'd prefer the alien not to be a shapeshifter.

Offline Frelance

Re: Stranded - Space exploration gone awry
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2012, 11:26:49 AM »
I am definitely interested in this game.

Offline RedEveTopic starter

Re: Stranded - Space exploration gone awry
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2012, 11:31:25 AM »
What role did you have in mind? :)

Offline Frelance

Re: Stranded - Space exploration gone awry
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2012, 11:49:39 AM »
I was thinking an engineer or exo-scientists. I do not have a complete character in mind.

Offline RedEveTopic starter

Re: Stranded - Space exploration gone awry
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2012, 11:53:54 AM »
I was thinking an engineer or exo-scientists. I do not have a complete character in mind.

An engineer could work. The large majority of their engineers would have perished in the crash. Perhaps he was in his cabin at the moment of the crash. In any case, he would be invaluable in helping the "colonists" to survive.

We still need someone to play the captain as well.

To balance the gender division of our current cast, it might be interesting if we had a female captain.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2012, 11:56:16 AM by RedEve »

Offline Tricia

Re: Stranded - Space exploration gone awry
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2012, 12:03:05 PM »
An idea that I just had! If needed I could leave the second in command role for another character/person and instead play an Asari as the alien.

Offline RedEveTopic starter

Re: Stranded - Space exploration gone awry
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2012, 12:04:39 PM »
An idea that I just had! If needed I could leave the second in command role for another character/person and instead play an Asari as the alien.

You're still early enough in the game to switch roles should you so choose, I only consider a slot taken once I see a CS and approve it. ;)

Offline Tricia

Re: Stranded - Space exploration gone awry
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2012, 12:06:41 PM »
Ooooh that's nice! I will fill out the CS for the Asari then. Should I edit/remove the other CS?

Offline RedEveTopic starter

Re: Stranded - Space exploration gone awry
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2012, 12:20:01 PM »
Just submit a new one in a fresh post.

Offline Tricia

Re: Stranded - Space exploration gone awry
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2012, 12:44:28 PM »
Name: Liara/Other name (I prefer the first one because it's prettier but since it might confuse people... sooo it's up to you!)
Age: 109
Role/Rank on the ship: Alien
Appearance
Bio: Liara is a member of the Asari race, a mono-gender race native to the planet Thessia. The Asari are distinctly feminine in appearance and they are now known for their elegance, diplomacy, and biotic talent. Their millennia-long lifespan, thanks to a robust cellular regenerative system, and unique physiology—allowing them to reproduce with a partner of any gender or species—give them a conservative but convivial attitude toward other races.

Liara is the daughter of a prominent matriarch, an spiritual leader among her people. However her heritage had always proved to be a heavy burden for the young Asari. She has always been friendly if maybe a bit naive and specially sweet and calm despite being in the maiden stage. Her curiosity oftens gets the best of her and she couldn't help but feel excited about the news of the new discovered race, the humans.

Fascinated by them, she didn't think twice before focusing all of her efforts into getting closer to the diplomatic action between the two races, learning their language and even going as far as to ask favors to her beloved, if pretty distant, mother. Eventually she was assigned into the first human ship with FTL technology. Despite the lack of additional information provided to the human race, as part of the deal, she's known for being highly trained in biotics.

Offline RedEveTopic starter

Re: Stranded - Space exploration gone awry
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2012, 12:50:36 PM »
I'm alright with having a canon character from another universe in this game, assuming the other players have no problem with it.  :-)

Offline Tricia

Re: Stranded - Space exploration gone awry
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2012, 12:53:24 PM »
I will be happy to change details of her background to make her different if needed. I left them secret on purpose just in case. But I really love her name and her picture ~crosses fingers~

Offline Frelance

Re: Stranded - Space exploration gone awry
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2012, 05:27:42 PM »
I will write up a quick cs and post it tonightif possible. as for cannom characters i am fone with it. i have not played mass effect which is where i am assumimg she is from.

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Re: Stranded - Space exploration gone awry
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2012, 05:36:57 PM »
Would it be ok if I took the second in command spot? This sounds like a lot of fun, glad there was still a character spot open.

If I can I will post up my idea in a bit.


Name: Lucas Drake
Age: 27
Role/Rank on the ship: Second in command
Appearance:
picture
Bio: Lucas was the senior Lieutenant jg  before the voyage and found himself serving as the 4th in command at the time of the crash. Shortly after the crash however Domenic (the second in command at the time of the crash) was grievously injured in the crash and died soon after.

Lucas did come from money but was always fond of space. When he was given the chance to use his family's money and influence to join starfleet and obtain an officer commission he jumped at the chance. He was injured when one of the early FTL attempts malfunctioned and destroyed two other ships and severely damaged his monitoring ship. Shortly after the accident he replaced his left arm as well as parts of his face.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2012, 08:01:02 PM by Ignis »

Offline KrystalizedKiss

Re: Stranded - Space exploration gone awry
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2012, 10:50:13 AM »
Oooh~ lemme join~?

All right if I can go for an engineer like character? Or even a combat specialist.

Offline RedEveTopic starter

Re: Stranded - Space exploration gone awry
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2012, 11:01:36 AM »
That is fine, but the role we really need filled is that of the captain.

Offline KrystalizedKiss

Re: Stranded - Space exploration gone awry
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2012, 12:12:01 PM »
Ah, I thought it had been taken. I'll take the captain spot. Is a female or male is needed because I could play either. Because it appears that Tricia and Ignis wants Second in Command. I'll take dibs for Captain though.