My all time favourite war film. A classic MacGuffin Hunt. A bunch of misfit soldiers set off to rob a bank that is 30 miles behind enemy lines.
I recently learned that this plot is a classic RP plot, and I figured, what the hell, I'll run a variant on it.
Rather than limit this to WWII and thus to male characters, though, I figured I'd move it into a sci-fi setting, and thus allow female as well as male characters.THIS IS GOING TO BE A STORY BASED RP
Please bare this in mind. If you want to stay in the farmhouse and fuck, this game is not for you. This is an action based MacGuffin Hunt.
There will be plenty of violence and lots of dead bodies, and not very much sex.
I am planning to play the entire enemy army, and the officers in the friendly army.The Setting
In order to allow female characters to participate in the action, I'm going to put this in the future, in a similar sort of tech level to the "Starship Trooper" movies. Except this is going to be Humans v Humans. Basically a very similar setting to the film, but with futuristic weapons and equipment.Characters required:Pvt. Kelly:
The group's unofficial leader. "Used to be a lieutenant, pretty good one, too, till they gave him orders to attack the wrong hill. Wiped out a half a company of G.I.'s. Somebody had to get the blame and he got picked"MSgt Big Joe:
The platoon's official leader. "Look! We're not worried about the
army, we've got enough troubles of our own. To the right General
, to the left the
Army, to the rear our own goddamn artillery, and besides all that it's raining. And the only good thing to say about the weather: it keeps our air corps from blowing us all to Hell because its too lousy to fly, versteh? "SSgt. Crapgame:
The Hustler. "Coulda been in the States playing ping-pong; volleyball... Plenty of broads... Who the hell needs all this? Gonna get my knife & get the hell outta here. Eaaa, lousy equipment! Now I gotta lift up this CANNON; carry it all the way to the front line someplace. Damned thing is heavier that Kelsey's burgers!"Wargtass
as Sgt. Oddball:
The tank Platoon leader. "We see our role as essentially defensive in nature. While our armies are advancing so fast and everyone's knocking themselves out to be heroes, we are holding ourselves in reserve in case the
mount a counteroffensive which threatens
... or maybe even
. Then we can move in and stop them. But for 1.6 million dollars, we could become heroes for three days"Pvt. Moriarty:
The Mechanical Genius:"That ain't my fault, Oddball, I've done nothing but have good thoughts about that damn bridge ever since we left! "Pvt. Little Joe:
as Pvt. Cowgirl:
Half-track driver, and sniper.Pvt. Petuko:
As many other platoon members as required.
Cpl. Job will be a NPC as he doesn't make it!
The above names can be modified, but I would like to keep the major players, Kelly, Big Joe, Crapgame, and Oddball, unaltered, except that Big Joe can be Big Jo if preferred...
I will post a character sheet here if I get enough interest.