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Offline Question MarkTopic starter

Starcraft (Story Emphasis) [Closed]
« on: September 17, 2012, 08:03:39 PM »

"Hell, it's about time."



IC Thread
OOC Thread
Character Thread

So ya, Starcraft.  It's awesome.  I've been wanting to start a Starcraft game for several weeks now, but it was Sorchaa's interest thread that finally got the ball rolling.  A couple of things:
  • This is a story focused game.  Have all the sex you want, and don't let anyone stop you!  But this game will have a plot, and said plot will be the game's primary focus.
  • Knowledge of the Starcraft 'Verse is obviously a plus, but it's certainly not a requirement.  That said, this game will adhere to established lore: no crossovers please. :)
  • If you have a protoss character in mind, pass it by me first and we'll work something out.  No zerg characters.
  • Although there are several potential story hooks below, I'm hoping people will offer their own suggestions.  Ultimately, we'll vote on a story hook.
  • Obviously, the more frequently you can post, the better.  However, there will be no predetermined order or speed to posting.
  • Real life, curse its name, happens.  If you know you're going to be unable to post for a time, or you no longer want or are unable to be in the game, please let me know ASAP.  The sooner the better, so we can arrange for what happens to your character.
  • If you have any questions, whether about the lore or details concerning the game, feel free to ask either by PM or in the OOC threads.
  • I'm looking for five players, ideally.  First come, first serve.  I can be flexible though.


The Story Hooks

A New World
After the depopulating Brood War, Terrans renewed their efforts to expand and recolonize.  Most of the territory lost to the Swarm was retaken, and a few new planets were settled as well.  One such colony, named Prosperity, was a relatively barren world rich in vital ores.  Although cold and possessing little native life, it was quickly settled by industrious people from all walks of life, looking to start anew.  A large mining town named Bounty sprouted up.  Fast forward four years, and the Swarm has returned, it's intent seemingly to eradicate all Terran life.  They storm the planet, overrunning it within days.  They appear to be searching for something.  A Protoss fleet has also followed them to Prosperity, fighting the Zerg but doing little to protect the Terrans.  Seemingly abandoned by the Dominion, the survivors of the initial assault desperately search for a way off world.

Oblivion Incarnate
The Terrans, ever inquisitive, have discovered an alien shrine on a distant moon.  Constructed by the Xel'Naga eons ago, the shrine is vast and sprawling, but seems to serve no known purpose.  Our characters would be part of a research team who have settled here semi-permanently to investigate the shrine and it's builders.  Although the Swarm initially avoids it during its resurgence, the isolated research team finds themselves stalked by a monstrous being that has awoken in the bowels of the shrine.  An unholy fusion of Zerg and Protoss, this Hybrid is urgently searching for a way off world, and is more than willing to slaughter a handful of pitiful Terrans along the way.

Raiders, Roll!
Raynor's Raiders has become one of the major forces at play in the Koprulu Sector, with tens of thousands of soldiers fighting the Dominion and the Swarm, commanding everything from freighters to battlecruisers into the fray.  But this major military rebellion had humble beginnings: a small group of militia and refugees following their Marshall into the unknown as their world burned in the void.  Forced to ally with the dissident Arcturus Mengsk and his Sons of Korhal after Mar Sara's destruction, Raynor and his ragged followers join the fight to overthrow the corrupt and militaristic Confederacy.  With powerful alien races annihilating entire worlds, their mettle will be tested in this unfolding conflict.

Merc Heaven
D-3974, a.k.a. Dead Man's Rock, is a rugged planet on the fringe of the Koprulu Sector.  Notoriously lawless and ignored by both the Dominion and the rampaging Swarm, the planet is dominated by inhospitable badlands and ruled by crime lords and mercenary groups.  The many space stations that clutter its orbit are decrepit, teeming with smugglers and pirates.  A dangerous locale for most people, Dead Man's Port is the closest to heaven mercenaries will ever get.  Contracts are plentiful and well paid, although one stands out in particular: Warlord Joy, ruler of the town of Paradise, is looking for several mercenaries to retrieve a "special something-something."  She's notorious for her often suicidal contracts, but the survivors are always richly rewarded.

The Second Siege of Mar Sara Colony
Despite being overrun by the zerg and sterilized by the protoss, the colonists of Mar Sara have endured.  in 2501, Kel-Morians staked claims on Mar's rich and unique mineral deposits.  Within months, Mar Sara was recolonized by many of its former inhabitants, seeking to terraform their damaged world.  Four years later, the zerg Swarm returned en masse.  With Dominion defenses in disarray due to the actions of Jim Raynor, the colony was virtually defenseless until a Dominion officer managed to rally his forces and organize a militia to keep the zerg at bay.  The survivors of the initial blitz have gathered in Mar Sara City; Dominion soldiers rub elbows with Kel-Morian miners, backwater militia mingle with city-folk, and even mercs set aside their grudges (for now).  But the Swarm's onslaught is endless, and both ammunition and hope are in short supply.


Oblivion Incarnate won the vote!  Here are a few details specific to this plot...
  • The game will take place on the moon RX1-01 (collioquially "Rex") in a system on the edge of the Korpulu Sector four years after the events of Brood War, immediately after the beginning of Wings of Liberty.
  • Rex is an earth sized moon that orbits the gas giant RX1: the lone satellite of the lone planet in the system.
  • Rex is barren, with virtually no atmosphere (an oddity that initially drew terran scientists) and a rocky, forlorn landscape.  The only area of note is the sprawling Xel'Naga shrine.
  • There are approximately 100 people on Rex, all stationed on a small prefab research colony.  ~70 are civilian scientists and support staff, the rest are Dominion military (a note for those looking to make military characters: this is considered a backwater assignment.  Your character probably pissed someone off to wind up here, or were sent here because they were too good to kill, or they may have even requested it.)
  • Only the outer portion of the shrine is accessible; the vast majority of the complex is locked away, and they only know it's there because of seismic scans.
  • I will include more details about when and how the game will start once I recieve all of the character sheets!


The Character Sheets

Terran Civilian/Ex-Military Sheet
Code: [Select]
[b]Name[/b]:
[b]Former Rank[/b]: If Applicable
[b]Age[/b]:
[b]Gender[/b]:
[b]Current Faction[/b]: Kel-Morian, Dominion, No Faction, etc.
[b]Former Factions[/b]: If applicable

[b]Profession[/b]: What does she do?  How good is she? etc.
[b]Skills[/b]: Non-professional skills, such as computers, mechanical repairs, sleight of hand, etc.
[b]Training[/b]: Has she received training in other fields/professions?  This applies to military as well.

[b]Appearance[/b]: You can include a picture (NO ANIME), or write it out (NO ANIME).  Or not.  It's your choice (just NO ANIME).
[b]Clothing[/b]:
[b]Scars[/b]:
[b]Tattoos[/b]:
[b]Noticeable Marks[/b]: Anything noteworthy that's not a scar or tattoo.

[b]Weaponry[/b]: If applicable.
[b]Vehicle[/b]: If applicable.  Military or civilian.
[b]Equipment[/b]: Anything else she carries on her person or uses on a regular basis.

[b]Birthplace[/b]: City, planet, space station, w/e
[b]Major Events[/b]: Participated in Antigan Revolt, fought in the Great War, etc.
[b]Biography[/b]:

[b]Other Notes[/b]: Anything you want to say about your character goes here!

Terran Military Sheet
Code: [Select]
[b]Name and Rank[/b]:
[b]Callsign[/b]:
[b]Age[/b]:
[b]Gender[/b]:
[b]Current Faction[/b]: Kel-Morian, Dominion, Mercenary
[b]Former Factions[/b]: If applicable

[b]Combat Role[/b]: Front line marine, vehicle pilot, medic, etc.
[b]Skills[/b]: Non-professional skills, such as computers, mechanical repairs, sleight of hand, etc.
[b]Training[/b]: Has she received training in other combat roles, professions, etc.?

[b]Appearance[/b]: You can include a picture (NO ANIME), or write it out (NO ANIME).  Or not.  It's your choice (just NO ANIME).
[b]Combat Suit/Uniform[/b]:
[b]Uniform/Non-Combat Clothing[/b]:
[b]Scars[/b]:
[b]Tattoos[/b]:
[b]Noticeable Marks[/b]: Anything noteworthy that's not a scar or tattoo.

[b]Weaponry[/b]:
[b]Vehicle[/b]:
[b]Equipment[/b]: Anything else she carries on her person or uses on a regular basis.

[b]Birthplace[/b]: City, planet, space station, w/e
[b]Major Battles[/b]: Did she survive the Antigan Revolt?  Or the destruction of Tarsonis?  Perhaps she was on Auir with Raynor?  Stick it here!
[b]Biography[/b]:

[b]Other Notes[/b]: Anything you want to say about your character goes here!

Protoss Sheet
Code: [Select]
[b]Name and Titles[/b]:
[b]Subspecies[/b]: Khala or Dark
[b]Current Faction[/b]:
[b]Former Factions[/b]: If applicable
[b]Age[/b]: Remember that protoss live extraordinarily long lives
[b]Gender[/b]:

[b]Combat Role[/b]:

[b]Appearance[/b]: You can include a picture (NO ANIME), or write it out (NO ANIME).  Or not.  It's your choice (just NO ANIME).
[b]Clothing/Armor[/b]:
[b]Scars[/b]:
[b]Noticeable Marks[/b]:

[b]Weaponry[/b]:
[b]Vehicle[/b]:
[b]Equipment[/b]: Anything else she carries on her person or uses on a regular basis.

[b]Birthplace[/b]: City, planet, space station, w/e
[b]Major Battles[/b]:
[b]Biography[/b]:

[b]Other Notes[/b]: Anything you want to say about your character goes here!

« Last Edit: October 06, 2012, 05:51:43 PM by Question Mark »

Offline ShadowFox89

Re: Starcraft (Story Emphasis) [Recruiting!!]
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2012, 12:06:00 AM »
 Oblivion Incarnate sounds fun, maybe playing as a Specter... I could re-work Sonya for this....

Offline Aiden

Re: Starcraft (Story Emphasis) [Recruiting!!]
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2012, 10:53:22 AM »
Interested

Plot- Merc Heaven

Offline Countdown0

Re: Starcraft (Story Emphasis) [Recruiting!!]
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 02:05:45 AM »
I'd definitely be interested in any of these hooks.

My preference would be to play a Protoss character if I could...

Offline Koyume

Re: Starcraft (Story Emphasis) [Recruiting!!]
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012, 06:40:07 PM »
Expressing possible interest in any of them, perhaps Oblivion Incarnate in particular. I'd be most interested in playing either a protoss, a ghost, or a terran scientist (maybe a young intern-scientist or something).

Quick question on protoss sexuality: uh, does it exist?

Offline ShadowFox89

Re: Starcraft (Story Emphasis) [Recruiting!!]
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012, 07:31:01 PM »
 There are female protoss.....

 I think in their case, it's literal mind fucking.

Offline Countdown0

Re: Starcraft (Story Emphasis) [Recruiting!!]
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2012, 01:31:38 AM »
There are female Protoss, which means they have physical, scientifically defined "sex."

Also, Protoss record age, which means at some point, they must be "born," so to speak. My assumption would be that they do go through some for of sexual reproduction, though what form it takes, I can only guess.

I will note that Zeratul, in Wings of Liberty, does wear something akin to a loin cloth, along with his armor and robes. It may just be decorative, or it may be concealing genitals. Only a Blizzard employee could say for certain.

Offline ShadowFox89

Re: Starcraft (Story Emphasis) [Recruiting!!]
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2012, 03:12:06 AM »
 Well, we know Blizzard employees have a perverted side, so you could always hit up the SC2 forums ;)

 Or we could just say that, yes, Protoss have sex.

Offline Question MarkTopic starter

Re: Starcraft (Story Emphasis) [Recruiting!!]
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2012, 06:06:51 PM »
HEY!  Thanks for all of the interest, and I'm sorry I haven't been on the ball this past week.  I was hoping more people would join, to be honest, but four is still a great number (unless you live in China)!

So far, we've got two votes for Oblivion Incarnate and one for Merc Heaven.  To be fair, I'll give Countdown and anyone else looking to join until 19:00 EST tomorrow (Sept. 25) to cast a vote.  I'll decide tiebreakers.

In the meantime, I'll work up some character sheets.  You can whip one up before the plot is chosen, or you can wait until after to better customize your character.  Your choice!  Either way, please PM them to me.  After they're confirmed, you can post them in the Character Thread (which I'll add once the game starts).

Offline Primarch

Re: Starcraft (Story Emphasis) [Recruiting!!]
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2012, 06:19:57 PM »
I would like to express the shit out of some interest in this, and would put in a vote for the "The Second Siege of Mar Sara Colony."
Would a Ghost/Spectre character be possible? Ideally the Raynor's Raider version but if not a standard Marine will suffice.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2012, 06:43:54 PM by Primarch »

Offline Cold Heritage

Re: Starcraft (Story Emphasis) [Recruiting!!]
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2012, 06:26:48 PM »
I'd be interested in Merc Heaven.

Offline Question MarkTopic starter

Re: Starcraft (Story Emphasis) [Recruiting!!]
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2012, 06:52:56 PM »
2 for Merc Heaven
2 for Oblivion Incarnate
1 for The Second Siege of Mar Sara Colony


A note on Ghosts and Spectres.  I will allow one, and only one, Ghost or Spectre in the game, unless you collaborate with another player who is also planning on making a Ghost/Spectre to come up with a good reason (e.g. two person team, one hunting the other, etc.).

Offline ShadowFox89

Re: Starcraft (Story Emphasis) [Recruiting!!]
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2012, 06:54:37 PM »
 Well, I'm hoping for either a spectre or some sort of specialist.... The grunt style character doesn't really appeal to me.

Offline Question MarkTopic starter

Re: Starcraft (Story Emphasis) [Recruiting!!]
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2012, 06:58:45 PM »
Ghosts and Spectres are just too rare for there to be more than one without a very good reason.  Specialists, however, are fair game.  I remember one of my older games had a professional SCV pilot.  I'm talking record setting mineral volume mining, designer for several SCV mods, with his own souped up SCV that had a minigun mounted on the shoulder and armor plating covering the cockpit.

That.  Shit.  Was.  Awesome.

Be creative people!

Offline ShadowFox89

Re: Starcraft (Story Emphasis) [Recruiting!!]
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2012, 07:02:00 PM »
 Well, I was thinking of someone who likes to sneak into a base and cause as much destruction as possible. Think Tanya from Red Alert.

Offline Question MarkTopic starter

Re: Starcraft (Story Emphasis) [Recruiting!!]
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2012, 07:09:17 PM »
Never played Red Alert  ???

Also, your character would depend on why she was sneaking into a base and what sort of trouble she was causing.

Offline Question MarkTopic starter

Re: Starcraft (Story Emphasis) [Recruiting!!]
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2012, 08:08:54 PM »
Updated the first post with the character sheets.  I'd recommend holding off on doing them until we know which plot we'll be using, so you can better tailor your character to the game.

I can't wait to see what you guys come up with.

Offline Countdown0

Re: Starcraft (Story Emphasis) [Recruiting!!]
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2012, 02:46:55 AM »
I'll vote for Oblivion Incarnate then. Having a Hybrid to fight will just be too cool.

I'd like to be able to play a Protoss Hight Templar if I could. He could have been at the shrine where the Terran researchers are, having been seeking out its purpose himself. That said, he owuld have been there for a long time, maybe several years, doing dedicated studies of the Xel'Naga.

Offline Primarch

Re: Starcraft (Story Emphasis) [Recruiting!!]
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2012, 08:00:47 AM »
Think I'll switch to a Marine Specialist, the guy that's done it all. Spat in the face of the nastiest Zerg you ever saw and has the fake knee & wall mounted skull to prove it.

Offline Aiden

Re: Starcraft (Story Emphasis) [Recruiting!!]
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2012, 12:10:51 PM »
Well, I was thinking of someone who likes to sneak into a base and cause as much destruction as possible. Think Tanya from Red Alert.

Look up the reapers on any starcraft wiki, they fuck shit up but are not very subtle.

Offline ShadowFox89

Re: Starcraft (Story Emphasis) [Recruiting!!]
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2012, 02:49:12 PM »
 Could go with an ex-Reaper then. Love the jump pack.

Offline Urbanzorro

Re: Starcraft (Story Emphasis) [Recruiting!!]
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2012, 03:09:54 PM »
About what sort of post rate would you be looking for?

Offline Silk

Re: Starcraft (Story Emphasis) [Recruiting!!]
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2012, 03:12:38 PM »
Admitedly the plots shown do not interest me a whole ammount, but I thought I would clear a few things up for people.

There is female protoss, this is shown by the matriarch of the dark templar in the first game, as well as high executor selendis in wings of liberty, the latter of which having the hots for Tassadar, so the idea of protoss reproduction is pretty legitimate.

Offline Question MarkTopic starter

Re: Starcraft (Story Emphasis) [Recruiting!!]
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2012, 03:18:46 PM »
A note on combat roles: you don't have to conform to ingame units like Marauders or Reapers.  You could be a marine with a standard suit, just using the marauder's grenade launcher, or with a reaper's jump-jets juryrigged to the back.  Or a hellion pilot with a chaingun instead of a flamethrower.  If it's plausible, it'll work.

Urbanzorro: Whenever you can!  I don't require a specific posting rate or order, but a quicker posting rate is obviously preferable. Generally, three days without a post will earn a PM from me asking what's up.

@Silk: What would you have in mind?  We can always adjust them or add new ones.

3 for Oblivion Incarnate
2 for Merc Heaven
1 for The Second Siege of Mar Sara Colony

Offline Urbanzorro

Re: Starcraft (Story Emphasis) [Recruiting!!]
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2012, 04:20:14 PM »
My vote goes for The Second Seige of Mar Sara