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Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Jaeger Rising - A Pacific Rim interest check
« on: July 24, 2013, 12:26:28 PM »

I'd be quite interested in starting a Pacific Rim RP set as the Jaeger program was building momentum and coming to the peak of its success, with players being paired up to represent Rangers from around the world (or other members of the team). It may also be desirable for players to take up Kaiju from time to time if they have an idea for something fun. Take turns giving each other threats so we can have that giant robot vs giant monster action.

So yes, this is an interest check for a Pacific Rim RP. If people would be interested I'd be very happy to know. Questions/comments & suggestion are welcome.

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Ranger Teams
Ember Star - Character incoming.
Revenent - Character incoming.

evangel - Character incoming.
Darkcide - Character incoming.

Primarch - Character incoming.
TheGlyphstone - Character incoming.

Yugishogun - Character incoming.
PaladinZenaku - Character incoming.

Shatterdome location
Tokyo

« Last Edit: July 26, 2013, 09:08:32 AM by Primarch »

Offline Darkcide

Re: Jaeger Rising - A Pacific Rim interest check
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2013, 01:36:51 PM »
I'd be interested.

Out of curiosity, is there an approximate year you'd like to use as a setting? Just because that would determine the Jaeger Marks in play. Since it is sounding like you'd want to start with fairly early, like before the start of the film, would category III Kaiju's have been encountered yet or no?

Offline evangel

Re: Jaeger Rising - A Pacific Rim interest check
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2013, 03:20:00 PM »
YES. I'M SO IN. SO BLOODY IN. Do you have a set storyline in mind? We could do jumps. Like starting at the Jaeger program's peak and then to the era between Cat III/Cat IV where we start dying by the dozens.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2013, 03:22:01 PM by evangel »

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Re: Jaeger Rising - A Pacific Rim interest check
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2013, 05:21:28 PM »
I'm definitely in. The movie was pretty good.

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Re: Jaeger Rising - A Pacific Rim interest check
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2013, 05:28:46 PM »
Also intrested

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Jaeger Rising - A Pacific Rim interest check
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2013, 06:13:44 PM »
Out of curiosity, is there an approximate year you'd like to use as a setting? Just because that would determine the Jaeger Marks in play. Since it is sounding like you'd want to start with fairly early, like before the start of the film, would category III Kaiju's have been encountered yet or no?

Well 2019 is the height of the program and I'd like for us to work into that so I was thinking 2018. So Mark 3 Jaeger's are around but I believe the category 3 Kaiju's have yet to emerge. May be wrong on that.

YES. I'M SO IN. SO BLOODY IN. Do you have a set storyline in mind? We could do jumps. Like starting at the Jaeger program's peak and then to the era between Cat III/Cat IV where we start dying by the dozens.

Right now I don't have a strict storyline beyond starting from the year 2018 and proceeding from there.

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: Jaeger Rising - A Pacific Rim interest check
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2013, 06:17:06 PM »
Count me in.

Offline Darkcide

Re: Jaeger Rising - A Pacific Rim interest check
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2013, 06:20:24 PM »
The Mark IV's were launched in 2018, later in the year I think. And you are correct, the category threes did not emerge until 2020.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2013, 06:21:49 PM by Darkcide »

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Jaeger Rising - A Pacific Rim interest check
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2013, 06:21:27 PM »
Alright I need to vanish now but if people want to continue expressing interest I can know who we have tomorrow, ideally we'll have an even number for rangers. If you want to play someone involved in the Jaeger program that's not a ranger, please make it known.

I'll also answer any questions that arise when I return tomorrow.

The Mark IV's were launched in 2018, later in the year I think. And you are correct, the category threes did not emerge until 2020.
Very good.

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: Jaeger Rising - A Pacific Rim interest check
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2013, 06:31:35 PM »
Here's a Timeline from the unofficial fan-wiki.

http://pacificrim.wikia.com/wiki/Timeline


Offline Revenent

Re: Jaeger Rising - A Pacific Rim interest check
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2013, 07:20:34 PM »
Don't have time to read much, since I'm going off break soon, but count me in. This movie was awesome.

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Re: Jaeger Rising - A Pacific Rim interest check
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2013, 08:50:48 PM »
Question
In the movie two people are used to control the jaeger. Are you going to have two players control one jaeger? For exsample I control the left side and you control the right. That would make it interesting but there might be some awkward moments were one side is walking one way and the other wants to go the other way.

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: Jaeger Rising - A Pacific Rim interest check
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2013, 09:26:11 PM »
Presumably the two players, since they agreed to form a character team before the game start, could work something out in terms of taking turns narrating moves.

Offline Ember Star

Re: Jaeger Rising - A Pacific Rim interest check
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2013, 10:16:36 PM »
Interested and bookmarked. Loved that movie.

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Jaeger Rising - A Pacific Rim interest check
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2013, 11:00:10 AM »
In the movie two people are used to control the jaeger. Are you going to have two players control one jaeger? For exsample I control the left side and you control the right. That would make it interesting but there might be some awkward moments were one side is walking one way and the other wants to go the other way.
Presumably the two players, since they agreed to form a character team before the game start, could work something out in terms of taking turns narrating moves.

Pretty much as Glyph said. Either the players can work out ahead of time what they want to do or take turns controlling the Jaeger. So in a thread with the team fighting one of the kaiju would look like either
A) Player 1, Kaiju, Player 2, Kaiju, Player 1 <repeat>
or
B) Player 1 (Jaeger), Player 2, Kaiju, Player 1, Player 2 (Jaeger), Kaiju <repeat>

So far we have:
Primarch
Darkcide
evangel
Yugishogun
TheGlyphstone
Revenent
Ember Star
PaladinZenaku

Would people rather form pairs themselves? If not I can randomly assign. Once pairs are assigned they can come up with a Jaeger and choose which country they operate from. 

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Re: Jaeger Rising - A Pacific Rim interest check
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2013, 11:03:07 AM »
I don't have any opinion about the pairing system, though I like method A compared to B.

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: Jaeger Rising - A Pacific Rim interest check
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2013, 11:07:18 AM »
I favor method A myself, since it'll keep the fights paced faster, and avoid repetitiveness (not-in-control pure reaction posts are going to be rather boring).

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Re: Jaeger Rising - A Pacific Rim interest check
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2013, 11:08:51 AM »
I favor method A myself, since it'll keep the fights paced faster, and avoid repetitiveness (not-in-control pure reaction posts are going to be rather boring).

Exactly what I was thinking.

Offline Revenent

Re: Jaeger Rising - A Pacific Rim interest check
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2013, 11:21:28 AM »
I feel the need to bring up the elephant in the room here: people drop out and disappear in every group RP. This could be a real problem when it comes to Rangers.

Offline Ember Star

Re: Jaeger Rising - A Pacific Rim interest check
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2013, 11:30:52 AM »
I feel the need to bring up the elephant in the room here: people drop out and disappear in every group RP. This could be a real problem when it comes to Rangers.
My concern exactly.

However as far as picking partners or randomly put together. I far prefer picking.

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Re: Jaeger Rising - A Pacific Rim interest check
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2013, 11:43:47 AM »
I do suggest before we pick partners that we at least state our characters' gender and orientation.

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Jaeger Rising - A Pacific Rim interest check
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2013, 11:46:29 AM »
In the event someone drops out in a thread we can organise for someone to NPC with them until the thread is resolved (or kill the person off forcing a single person escape!) and afterwards try organise a new partner. If one drops out its possible a second will, then we can pair them up while also continuing recruitment.

I do suggest before we pick partners that we at least state our characters' gender and orientation.
You can certainly state a few characteristics. I'll get a CS up today.

Offline Ember Star

Re: Jaeger Rising - A Pacific Rim interest check
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2013, 11:52:51 AM »
I'll be playing a female and can play bi, straight, or lesbian. 

I could play a gay or straight male, I just usually don't on E because of the possibility of sexual content and my inexperienced playing males beyond flirting and kissing.

Rev, you wanna partner with me since we know each other?

Offline evangel

Re: Jaeger Rising - A Pacific Rim interest check
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2013, 11:57:15 AM »
Sounds good to me. We can always have the Kaiju poke into the Jaeger's head and have a mid-fight snack if someone doesn't post after a week or something. Also unfortunately I'm not familiar with almost anyone here except Revenent, so I'm willing to be placed randomly with anyone.
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Re: Jaeger Rising - A Pacific Rim interest check
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2013, 11:58:06 AM »
I plan to play a lesbian female character.