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Re: Free Trader - Freeform story based Sci-fi SLGBTQI
« Reply #75 on: October 15, 2014, 03:03:48 PM »
Speach Recognition doesn't work well for me. I have a stutter that can get very pronounced when I'm tired, nervous, excited, etc. It would go nuts if I tried to use it.

On the other side, if I do accents, get angry or try to sing, my stutter disappears entirely... but that's hard on the wife and dogs (I'm not a pleasant angry person and my singing voice is hit or miss at best... usually miss by light-minutes.) The accents... well, I suspect that a speach recoognition system would probably have fits if I tried with my scot, celtic, russian, Italian or german. I pull them off fairly well, but it's still going to hurt.

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Re: Free Trader - Freeform story based Sci-fi SLGBTQI
« Reply #76 on: October 15, 2014, 03:29:14 PM »
Speach Recognition doesn't work well for me. I have a stutter that can get very pronounced when I'm tired, nervous, excited, etc. It would go nuts if I tried to use it.

On the other side, if I do accents, get angry or try to sing, my stutter disappears entirely... but that's hard on the wife and dogs (I'm not a pleasant angry person and my singing voice is hit or miss at best... usually miss by light-minutes.) The accents... well, I suspect that a speach recoognition system would probably have fits if I tried with my scot, celtic, russian, Italian or german. I pull them off fairly well, but it's still going to hurt.

Are you sure you aren't a member of the Royal Family? George VI had the same thing.

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Re: Free Trader - Freeform story based Sci-fi SLGBTQI
« Reply #77 on: October 15, 2014, 03:45:11 PM »
I'll try and have one up tonight.  How about an engineering person.  Need someone to keep the engines going and the ship together.

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Re: Free Trader - Freeform story based Sci-fi SLGBTQI
« Reply #78 on: October 15, 2014, 03:47:19 PM »
I'll try and have one up tonight.  How about an engineering person.  Need someone to keep the engines going and the ship together.

We already have two of them.

We could use a medic, or a comms opperator, a comp programmer, a helmsman.


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Re: Free Trader - Freeform story based Sci-fi SLGBTQI
« Reply #79 on: October 15, 2014, 03:51:50 PM »
oh ok.  Helmsman works, I'll work on it.

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Re: Free Trader - Freeform story based Sci-fi SLGBTQI
« Reply #80 on: October 15, 2014, 03:56:44 PM »
One thing you might like to bare in mind is that Helm is command track. Mainday Helm 1 of a fully crewed merchanter jump-ship is the prime captain. AlterDay Helm 1 is the number 2 captain, Helm 2 MD and AD are vice-captains.

I'm not saying you have to take on the role, of captain, but be prepared to be voted into it none the less.... You can always be voted out of it again!

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Re: Free Trader - Freeform story based Sci-fi SLGBTQI
« Reply #81 on: October 15, 2014, 05:15:32 PM »
Well, I can trace my linage back to a High Chanclor of Ireland, but that's not royalty.;)

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Re: Free Trader - Freeform story based Sci-fi SLGBTQI
« Reply #82 on: October 15, 2014, 06:02:19 PM »
Player ID: orderNchaos

First Name: Cami

Surname:  Denton

Gender: Female

Age: 19

Height: 161 cm

Mass: 57 kg

Hair Colour: As Picture

Eye Colour: Green

Skin Colour: as picture

Build: slim, athletic

Distinguishing marks: freckles cover almost 80% of her body.  Her left ears has three piercings running from the lobe up, her right ear has two piercings on the lobe and one at the top.  A double heart tattoo in red on the front of her left hip.

Sexual preference / Orientation: Bisexual

Assigned Department: Operations

Stated specialisation preferences: Helm

Likes:
    - Reading
    - Drawing
    - Flying
    - 'real' food
    - Physics

Dislikes:
    - Engines and the grime that goes with them
    - Being bored and being able to do anything to change it
    - Space Stations
    - Being stuck in a space suit for more than about ten minutes.
    - Horror vids

Personality prior to the attack: Cami had always been the quiet reserved girl as a child with a streak of curiosity that tended to get her in trouble.  The sweet innocent girl who you could always find in a corner with a book or at a view screen with a pad drawing something planets and anomalies. 
Her curiosity tended to get her in more messes than not but she always found a way to use her sweet innocent personality to talk her way out of things.  Never happy if she stayed in one place for too long, she developed a certain restless nature as she grew older.  Cami generally gets along with people, her personality can be very warm even if she tends to be quiet.  There are few that realize the darker rebellious nature deep inside her.   

How has the attack affected them: Cami's personality has grown darker and more angry since the attack.  She uses the anger to hide the grief of a similar fate happening to her adopted family. Cami grew up on a in-system mining ship after her mother married the captain and joined his crew keeping close ties with the Free Trader.  Two years ago, the mining ship was attacked by Union ship.  Her parents were killed and the ship was left to drift in space.  A trade ship happened upon the derelict ship and found Cami still alive.  She was taken to Voyager station, where she met up with the Free Trader and joined the crew.

Player O/Os: https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=79332.msg3484100#msg3484100

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« Last Edit: October 16, 2014, 10:56:05 AM by orderNchaos »

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Re: Free Trader - Freeform story based Sci-fi SLGBTQI
« Reply #83 on: October 15, 2014, 06:35:26 PM »
There's a few things I'd like you to change, please?

1) There are no view-ports on space ships in Cherryh's universe. The outside wall is the floor, because it rotates to provide gravity. Instead they have vid screens attached to external cameras. The walls of the rotation cylinder are actually quite thick!

2) If the Fioris were Cami's mother's family she would have been born aboard the Free Trader and would be a Fiori, unless her mother left to live on a station. This did happen just not often. So if that is your intent, please could you say so?

3) There are only three planets in the region of space within which the free trader operates. Earth (which they would not go anywhere near); Pell, which is across the line in Earth Company space at the time of the story, although later will be the Alliance capital; and Cyteen, which is the Union capital and is very heavily defended. The Battle of Cyteen has already taken place and was won by Union, resulting in heavy losses to the Earth Company Fleet.

What would be more in keeping with the setting would be if she was born and raised on a small in-system mining ship, which was attacked by the one side or other (doesn't really matter which), and was found several days later by rescue crews after the raiders had gone. You could make this at Voyager station which is on Free Trader's route.

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Re: Free Trader - Freeform story based Sci-fi SLGBTQI
« Reply #84 on: October 15, 2014, 07:10:42 PM »
Thanks for setting me straight.  Not as familiar with the universe as I should be.  I've only read parts of Downbelow station.

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« Reply #85 on: October 16, 2014, 10:27:23 AM »
You might want to have another edit? You seem to have pasted in my post?

If you could change "view-portal" to "view screen", as well please?

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Re: Free Trader - Freeform story based Sci-fi SLGBTQI
« Reply #86 on: October 16, 2014, 10:56:48 AM »
GGrrrr....I already deleted that stuff.  It's strange that it didn't take.  Ok, sorry for making this so difficult!  ;)

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« Reply #87 on: October 16, 2014, 12:13:41 PM »
Wonderful, thank you. And don't worry about things like that. Let's face it, if I wasn't so fussy about accuracy it wouldn't matter, so it's my own fault really...



Characters we have so far:

PlayerCharacter NameDepartmentMain Specialisation
ChrystalLena FioriEngineeringMain Engine/Jump Drive Maintenance
BlinkinSamantha FioriOperationsCargo Handling
RivedaMark FioriOperationsNavigation (Nightwalker)
Cass YuriOlivia FioriSciencesEconomics/Scan
NowhereWomanJayna FioriEngineeringFabrication
OrderNChaosCami DentonOperationsHelm

Posts still available:

Comms tech (Operations)
Medic (Science)
Comp operator (Science)
Life Support (Science)
Cookery (Science)

I'm not really expecting anyone to want to be a life support tech, because that is probably the least attractive job on a space-going vessel, but it is easily one of the most important: Basically you are in charge of turning people's waste products into breathable oxygen and drinkable water!

Cookery is probably the least vital role, and if one of the players with a single specialisation wants to add it as a subsidiary, please do...
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« Reply #88 on: October 16, 2014, 12:23:44 PM »
I hate to pick nits*, but it's "Riveda" not "Revida."




*a bald-faced lie

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« Reply #89 on: October 16, 2014, 12:33:24 PM »
*facepalm*

I am so sorry. I was copying and pasting the table row and didn't want to copy and paste people's names, which is what I normally do

Please feel free to call me Chrastyl!

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« Reply #90 on: October 16, 2014, 12:51:00 PM »
I thought that Sam also had some experience with damage control, butif you really want her to help out with life support (afterall, you can't handle cargo all of the time), I guess she's as good as any... just don't give her shit about waste management. ;)

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« Reply #91 on: October 16, 2014, 01:38:22 PM »
I have her down as damage control as well, I just forgot to put it on the list... Like Olivia has Helm as well as scan, but I forgot that.

Probably what I should do is put primary, secondary and tertiary specialisations in the table.

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« Reply #92 on: October 16, 2014, 02:19:50 PM »

Please feel free to call me Chrastyl!


It's a very nice Chrasstyl.  If sometimes a crass one. ;D

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« Reply #93 on: October 17, 2014, 06:15:27 AM »
OOC thread is Open
https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=215765.0

I will be populating the reserved posts at the start of the thread as we go, so please remember to check back.


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« Reply #94 on: November 15, 2014, 01:07:06 PM »
I'm going to give this thread a quick bump, because it's been almost a month, and while the game has been dormant and unstarted during that month, it seems folks still want me to run it, so let's see if we can get a couple or two (tautology intentional) more folks interested...

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« Reply #95 on: December 07, 2014, 07:54:30 AM »
Just to say, I shall be kicking this game off some time in the next few days.

If anyone else fancies joining, it is NOT TOO LATE!

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« Reply #96 on: December 07, 2014, 08:48:37 AM »
I'm really tempted by this, but have limited experience with free form group plays. If you are still accepting more players, I'd love to try though, but I need to read up a bit on the setting. I've only read Downbelow Station, and that was ages ago.

Which remaining crew position would be the least demanding, the one requiring the least responsibility and possibly most solitary? I'm not thinking of creating a lazy no good for nothing son of a bitch, just someone who deals with the trauma by isolating himself a bit. ;-)

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« Reply #97 on: December 07, 2014, 10:11:30 AM »
Hi Jarulf.

If you've read Downbelow Station, that's more than some!

A quick run down of what the remaining posts will entail:

Comms: This is a very public and up-front post. Comm-1 is the voice of the ship and will become known to stations and other ships as time passes. The person in this post needs to be out-going, and able to talk to strangers.

Medic: This is a relatively secluded position. The character will only need to interact with others when they are sick or injured. The character is also responsible for preparing the doses of trank between jumps, but the data for this will be in comp, and it is simply a case of prepariung the doses in the med bay and then handing them out.

Comp: This is a bridge post and will require a certain level of interaction with the rest of the bridge crew, but comp techs are traditionally geeky and no-one is going to be surprised if the character keeps to himself while off watch.

Life Support: This is a much less glamorous job than it sounds - basically it involves hands-on maintenance of the least appealing but most vital systems on the ship - the waste and water recycling and reclamation systems, the air purification and oxygenation systems... Anyone wanting this role is going to earn my undying respect, because if no-one else takes the role, my character is going to be doing that job!

Cook: Basically this character could be anything from introvert to extrovert, but needs to have a flair for creating pal;atable food out of synthetic ingredients.


For someone who wants a role with minimal responsibility and maximum solitariness, I would say, in decreasing order, Cook, Medic, Life Support.

The position I would most like to see filled, of those three, is the Medic.

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« Reply #98 on: December 07, 2014, 10:22:33 AM »
Medic would be ok. Though I would have to fake my way through it ;-)

Would a character who had recently joined the crew from another ship, or even a station be ok? One of the casaulties would be the girl he came on board for, an older sister then or cousin to several, if not all, of the surviving Fiori. I'd like to put him at the upper end of the allowed age range. His general noob-hood, lack of Fiori genes and shyness would make him unfit for a command position.

I'm not set on this if it is problematic though.

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« Reply #99 on: December 07, 2014, 10:37:09 AM »
That sounds totally fine to me.

Of you like, he could already be a qualified medic, off a ship like Dublin (the first one, rather than Dublin Again) where the chance of getting a seated crew position is slim, even in the life-sciences department, and he was looking at remaining as a lab assistant or medical orderly until he was in his late thirties. The transfer to Free Trader gave him an instant promotion to Med 4 (Alterday assistant medic), and now he finds himself as Med 1.

If you want to send me a character sheet or post it here, I'll have a better idea of the fit.