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Author Topic: Cop Show style game, Recruiting for the Ubiquitous PD! Fem Detective Required.  (Read 2798 times)

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Name: Dr. Emma Ross

Gender: Female

Age: 32

Hair Colour: Brown

Eye Colour: Blue

Build: Slim

Rank/Job: Assistant medical examiner

Role: Forensic pathologist

Likes: Classical literature, independent cinema, retro gaming, Heavy metal music (surprisingly), Everything tidy and in it's place.

Dislikes: Department politics, macho detectives, Windows 8, mess, Reality tv.

Personality: Emma is dedicated and hard working though a little socially awkward and prone mumbling when nervous. She however will stand up for herself and her assertiveness comes out when threatened and has verbally demolished veteran detectives who made the mistake of crossing her. She is a neat freak and mess and clutter in her work area is not tolerated.

History: Emma though top of her class at medical school found working with the living somewhat problematic and switched specialty to forensic pathology. Coming from a family of doctors she often felt overshadowed by her parents and brother's achievements despite having the potential to be a far better doctor than any of them.

She may only the assistant medical examiner but has pretty much taken up the medical examiners job due to his poor health. She thrive on the extra responsibility and challenge. At crime scenes her quick thinking has solved a number of cases early on being very good at finding the case of death and murder weapon on sight.   

Any Other Info: One of her triggers is being told she looks a bit young for her position. 

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Online ChrystalTopic starter

I still think she looks far too young to have all that responsibility though.....

*laughs*

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*Giggles* will be binge watching cop shows over the next few days.

Online ChrystalTopic starter

OOC Thread is up.

I went with just "Homicide" as the name. I think it works best. Simple, plane and tells you everything you need to know.

https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=220156.0

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HEY!!!!!

I heard you need some guys... maybe a rookie cop who tries too hard??  Butt of all the jokes??  Is that good??  I can get a CS up later??

BTW Happy Xmas

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Go for it!

Just to be clear, the reason I'm looking for a few more guys is so the one guy I have got doesn't feel totally outnumbered!

The "No Smut" rule still applies. (Flirting is okay, so long as it doesn't distract from the story...)

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HEY!!!!!

I heard you need some guys... maybe a rookie cop who tries too hard??  Butt of all the jokes??  Is that good??  I can get a CS up later??

BTW Happy Xmas

Do you mean a rookie beat cop or a new detective?


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Do you mean a rookie beat cop or a new detective?

A rookie beat cop would work... and would actually give me the option of allowing everyone (read Ehlam) a second character in uniform.

As things stand, I'm looking at getting the IC thread open some time today, and having a couple of NPC blues in there. If I get a couple of uniform player characters, I can hold off until they are approved and use them as first responders at the scene.

That said a rookie detective works too...

I think that you have to spend a few years in uniform before taking the detective course though, so that would need to be reflected in his history.

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I believe making detective at say 27-28 is considered relatively young. Any detective with some experience should be in their thirties.

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I believe making detective at say 27-28 is considered relatively young. Any detective with some experience should be in their thirties.

This!

Although, that said, as much as I love realism, I'm willing to allow licence, as this is a work of fiction.

Let's face it, the last thing i want is everyone being total sticklers for realism and pointing out to me that there was no way the perpetrator could possibly have done that because...!

So I'm happy to allow things that would normally be considered no-nos in the real world, just so long as they aren't too far fetched.

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Okay, the game is started, but there is still room for some more players.

Threads are linked in a post on page one of this thread.

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Okay, so I have two character concepts for this game:

1) A film student drop-out and the former assistant of a 'Psychic' investigator who went AWOL.  Owes tons of money to the mob and currently barred from (almost) every casino in Las Vegas.  Specializes in cold-reading, psychological profiling, and interpreting micro-expressions.

2) Badass officer who almost passed the SWAT test, but was denied entry into that specialization for personality reasons.  In spite of failing the test, he's still more skilled and talented than most SWAT officers who had been on the field for years.  Purely combat-oriented.

3) Some combination of the two above... though I'm not entirely sure how that would work out... >_>

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I was thinking a new-fresh like just graduated cop school beat cop.  Like fresh-faced and new.  Open for challenges, but often fails and becomes the butt of jokes, but is always around and is dependable.

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Okay, so I have two character concepts for this game:

1) A film student drop-out and the former assistant of a 'Psychic' investigator who went AWOL.  Owes tons of money to the mob and currently barred from (almost) every casino in Las Vegas.  Specializes in cold-reading, psychological profiling, and interpreting micro-expressions.

2) Badass officer who almost passed the SWAT test, but was denied entry into that specialization for personality reasons.  In spite of failing the test, he's still more skilled and talented than most SWAT officers who had been on the field for years.  Purely combat-oriented.

3) Some combination of the two above... though I'm not entirely sure how that would work out... >_>

Idea number 1 almost works, just so long as you don't use Simon Baker or James Roday as your character image! I'm not totally sure about the "owes money to the mob" thing? A small city police department is not exactly going to be able to withstand an incursion by the Mafia! And a Mafia incursion into the city is not something I particularly want to include...

If you could play that part down, make the character be paying the money off now that he has a regular job and has sworn off gambling, something like that... I wouldn't mind if he were actually feeding information to the Mob, not that the City of Ubiquitous has much going on that would interest them...

Ideas number 2 and 3, don't fit the story. I can't see any role for someone who is that gung-ho and gun-happy in what is basically a detective story!

I was thinking a new-fresh like just graduated cop school beat cop.  Like fresh-faced and new.  Open for challenges, but often fails and becomes the butt of jokes, but is always around and is dependable.

If you get your character up quickly, then I have actually "tagged" him already in the IC thread. I was planning on having both uniform cops in the first response unit be NPCs originally, but your character concept fits the role of one of those two characters.

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Name: Ken Wu

Gender: Male

Age: 25

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Build: Sinewy

Rank/Job: Amateur Sleuth / Consultant

Role: Human Lie-Detector, Profiler, and Cold-Reader

Likes: Cooking, martial arts, mystery novels, new media, playing Ace Attorney, listening to Ace Attorney music, supernatural phenomenons (he thinks Big Foot exists)

Dislikes: Being lied to (hypocritical, I know), gambling (especially poker), any type of food that's complicated to eat (i.e., fish with lots of bones), authority figures, guns

Personality: Normally an easy-going person with a care-free attitude and approach to things.  Due to having no ego whatsoever, he rarely lets anything get to him making him very hard to piss off and/or depress.  At times, he could even be described as a little goofy in nature.  At times like these, he can come across as very warm and friendly.  However, with no warning whatsoever, his other nature may emerge as an observant and analytical individual.  When this side of him comes out, his eyes sharpen to the point where he could pierce into a person's soul like a knife through butter.  Whenever he's like this, it almost seems as though there's a strong and suffocating atmosphere where no secret seems safe from him.

History: For as long as Ken could remember, he always had a natural talent/ability when it came to determining whether or not someone was lying.  He learned to hide this ability when it became apparent that blurting out or accusing someone of lying to him all the time afforded him few friends.  It was something he couldn't quite explain, like a gut-feeling, but 9 out of 10 times, he would be right.  His accuracy improved when he learned how to hone his lie-detecting abilities during his time in college.

Ken used to be a film student with a minor in psychology.  During his studies, he became acquainted with a psychology professor whose primary field of study was in interpreting micro-expressions.  He learned how to combine his knowledge of micro-expressions, the Facial Action Coding System, and body language with his knowledge of film technology to draw out the most accurate psychological profile of anyone on film.  Unfortunately, though he proved to be a promising student, Ken would later fall into debt and as a result, had to drop out of college.

Unable to find any other job, Ken reluctantly became the assistant of a "psychic" investigator.  Ken knew that the "psychic" was full of it the moment they met, but decided to play along in order to pay the bills.  During this time, Ken learned several techniques from his new boss including cold-reading and small-time scams.  One year ago, the two of them went to Las Vegas.  Although their initial venture was successful, by the end of their trip, all of their winnings were stolen and they were banned from every casino there.  Even worse, Ken had co-signed a loan with his boss.  Then his boss got outed as a fraud.  Then that same boss went AWOL.

With the boss outed as a complete and utter fraud, Ken had an even harder time finding work than when he dropped out of college.  For the past year, he had been trying to make ends meet while putting his past behind him.  One day, however, he stumbled into a police investigation (as both a witness and one of the suspects).  With his skill, knowledge, and unique abilities, he was able to deduce the true culprit.  Although it felt great to be able to use his abilities again, he figured that it was a one-time deal and that such a thing was never going to happen to him again.  He would be wrong...

Any Other Info: His father ran a martial arts dojo and as a result, Ken learned how to fight ever since he could walk.  It was due to this training that he was able to develop his dynamic visual acuity.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2014, 02:34:05 PM by Deathnote »

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Hi

I actually prefer to have character sheets PMed to me, but no worries.

There's a few things I'd like you to change please?

Player ID:DragonTrainer

Your plater ID is Deathnote not DragonTrainer! It's not the first time someone has used the wrong ID, I'm guessing that's your ID on another site? That's what happened before.

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At times like these, he emits a very warm and friendly atmosphere.
 
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Whenever he's like this, he emits a strong suffocating atmosphere where no secret seems safe from him.

These two lines make it sound like he smells of fresh bread in the first one and chlorine bleach in the second! The expression "Emits an atmosphere" just sounds weird. I'm assuming you're referring to his attitude and demeanour rather than his actual smell?

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For as long as Ken could remember, he always had a natural instinct when it came to determining whether or not someone was lying.  He learned to hide this ability when it became apparent that blurting out or accusing someone of lying to him all the time afforded him few friends.  It was something he couldn't quite explain, like a gut-feeling, but 9 out of 10 times, he would be right.  His accuracy improved when he learned how to hone his lie-detecting abilities during his time in college.

This first paragraph of his history seems to imply a mystical or magical ability to tell if someone is lying. This is the one thing that disqualifies the character.

This story takes place in the real world, where everything has a scientific explanation. His abilities may seem magical, but they must be based on observations. As I said in a previous post, The Mentalist, Psych, Monk, Lie To Me, Numbers, are all good examples, whereas Medium, Perception, The Finder, are not. The former all rely on people who have an enhanced ability to observe and process the information which is something that can be learned by anyone, whereas the latter rely on people having some supernatural ability.

I was thinking of suggesting that you make him autistic, but I know from personal experience that autism reduces the ability to recognise facial expressions...!

My main issue is that a child has a natural trust and a natural honesty. Lying is something we learn to do as we get older, and a child has no ability to recognise a lie - this too is something that must be learned.

The ability to observe minutiae in people's expressions is something that can be completely natural - it is an ability like being able to sing, or paint, or write creatively - but as with singing, painting or writing, the application of that talent must be learned!

So, anyway, if you could re-think this "supernatural" ability into a "natural" ability, please?

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This first paragraph of his history seems to imply a mystical or magical ability to tell if someone is lying. This is the one thing that disqualifies the character.

This story takes place in the real world, where everything has a scientific explanation. His abilities may seem magical, but they must be based on observations. As I said in a previous post, The Mentalist, Psych, Monk, Lie To Me, Numbers, are all good examples, whereas Medium, Perception, The Finder, are not. The former all rely on people who have an enhanced ability to observe and process the information which is something that can be learned by anyone, whereas the latter rely on people having some supernatural ability.

I was thinking of suggesting that you make him autistic, but I know from personal experience that autism reduces the ability to recognise facial expressions...!

My main issue is that a child has a natural trust and a natural honesty. Lying is something we learn to do as we get older, and a child has no ability to recognise a lie - this too is something that must be learned.

The ability to observe minutiae in people's expressions is something that can be completely natural - it is an ability like being able to sing, or paint, or write creatively - but as with singing, painting or writing, the application of that talent must be learned!

So, anyway, if you could re-think this "supernatural" ability into a "natural" ability, please?
Oh, it was never meant to be a supernatural ability.  In fact, it's based off of Ria Torres from Lie-to-me, who's a natural human lie-detector, unlike Cal Lightman, who had to study the subject for years.  I just didn't want to get into Ken's childhood too much or imply that he had a similar childhood to Torres, so I left it as vague as possible.  If possible, I wanted Ken's natural talent to have more in common with Apollo Justice's ability to perceive (Ace Attorney) minute details.

Ken's background as a former film student was also to give him the knowledge to use similar video and audio technology showcased by Lightman's company.  His stint as an assistant psychic investigator gave him the opportunity to apply and practice his skills and abilities.

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Okay then. If you could change the word "instinct" to "ability" please? It's a subtle difference, but an instinct implies it's based upon some weird feeling that he gets, where an ability is just something he can do!

If you can do that for me, then I think Ken would make a valuable asset to the team!

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Okay, done.

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Thanks. Please go say hi to the team in the OOC thread, and feel free to post in the IC thread whenever you feel you have something relevant (or amusing) to add. So far there is only one the one witness, but you might want to sit in on her interview...

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Re: Cop Show style game, Recruiting for the Ubiquitous PD! A few places left.
« Reply #96 on: January 29, 2015, 05:03:29 AM »
We still have a couple of slots available in this game, if anyone is interested in joining?

A couple of male detectives so that poor old Lt Gunselman doesn't feel quite so hen-pecked? I could even find some interesting jobs for uniformed officers - so far all the uniform cops have been NPCs, but that doesn't mean that I can't have PCs in those roles, and believe me, there will be plenty of things for the uniform guys to do in catching the killer!

Post here if you have any questions or want to run a character concept by me, or PM me with a completed character sheet.

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Re: Cop Show style game, Recruiting for the Ubiquitous PD! A few places left.
« Reply #97 on: January 29, 2015, 02:47:30 PM »
I'm so tempted.

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Re: Cop Show style game, Recruiting for the Ubiquitous PD! A few places left.
« Reply #98 on: January 29, 2015, 03:28:01 PM »
*giggles*

I would have made a great Temptress.

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Re: Cop Show style game, Recruiting for the Ubiquitous PD! A few places left.
« Reply #99 on: January 29, 2015, 03:57:03 PM »
Wonders if there would be a place for a "ride-a-long" journalist with a tendency to offer off of the wall theories, name dropping and general commetary as he aids the cops in solving the crime through semi-inciteful investigation and unexpected nuggets of gold...