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Offline CWandTopic starter

Mars Expedition Game
« on: July 27, 2009, 08:20:22 PM »
 This is a far more interesting game to me.  Its based on one I've played in the past, the players would be a crew of 6-10 players for a NASA manned mission to mars.  For anyone who's read Kim Stanley Robbinson's Mars Trilogy (Red Green and Blue Mars) or "The Martians" you may get the idea I have since its along similar lines to the books.  The game would go from basic mission training on earth, all the way to arriving on Mars, spending 9 to eighteen months on Mars, exploring, and researching its geology, history, and performing simple experiments, and then the trip back to earth, or if we wanted the establishment of a temporary or permanent colony on Mars? Opinions?

Its in the very near future, next fifty years or so, most of today's technology with slight improvements due to natural evolution of the technology with time. It will mainly be about the crew, through training and on into their survival on mars.  With the potential of forming an actual colony there on mars.  I could add aliens if you really wanted, but at this time i don't intend to, I always take suggestions from the players in a game though and if enough of them wanted some form of alien life or sentience to be on mars would could eventually find it.  Alot of the game will focus on Character interaction and development, for example Katrina, my character is naturally shy, but very intelligent, the slow process of her developing to be more sure of herself around other people, as she bonds with the crew.


Currently i have 6 players expressing interest.
Katrina - expedition Geologist
 no name yet - Pilot
 no name yet - Gardener/Herbilist
 Three more have expressed interest but not decided on role in expedition yet.


Feel free to ask questions here or PM me, We're just getting started on setting things up and more are welcome at all times

Offline DarkAngel

Re: Mars Expedition Game
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2009, 08:21:47 PM »
I'm your gardner / Herbilist

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Re: Mars Expedition Game
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2009, 08:37:15 PM »
Lt Col Draiss Itherius reporting for pilot duty.

Offline CWandTopic starter

Re: Mars Expedition Game
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2009, 08:37:54 PM »
Well we technically already had someone express interest in that but i'll see what i can do BK :)

Offline Chevalier des Poissons

Re: Mars Expedition Game
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2009, 08:39:12 PM »
Lt Col Draiss Itherius reporting for pilot duty.

Let's fight to death for the pilot duty.

Offline Ms Mad Hatter

Re: Mars Expedition Game
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2009, 08:49:57 PM »
I'd pay money to see that. XD

Is the mechanic spot taken? Or the navigator, either works. :]

Offline CWandTopic starter

Re: Mars Expedition Game
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2009, 08:53:21 PM »
Well on a space shuttle navigator and pilot are similar roles, I'd say mechanic is open though

Offline Ms Mad Hatter

Re: Mars Expedition Game
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2009, 08:58:54 PM »
Well, I'll take the mechanic spot then. I'll wait to decide name and sex until more people come, though, if that's all right.

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Re: Mars Expedition Game
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2009, 12:31:16 PM »
I will not fight Shambler for the pilot spot, he cheats.

But I guess I could do the radiation and random science expert, though same rank and name.

Offline ChaoticSky

Re: Mars Expedition Game
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2009, 01:11:47 PM »
i volunteer to be the doctor!

Offline CWandTopic starter

Re: Mars Expedition Game
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2009, 01:47:20 PM »
Doctor check
mechanic check
geologist check
generalist check
pilot check
herbilist check
2 undecided, sounds good so far :) I'll have to talk with some people and find out more but I expect within the next week - > 3 we can start.

Offline DarkAngel

Re: Mars Expedition Game
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2009, 09:41:28 PM »
Raven

She was taken into foster care after her parents were killed in a tragic bus accident , The goverment adopted her because she passed test as a genius but with her odd sense of humor she was their problem child to be expected as she never did any of the work but ended up going to where the plants were in the facility ..

She was able to grow anything at a young age , from there on she learned everything about plants and how they can help people.. With that she found the most useful plants that can grow anywhere doing test on them she found that all her plants can be grown on a baren planet with the right additives

She is only 5'2 with long red hair and green eyes .. She always out of uniform then in it , Why get her uniform dirty she figures
She only ways 100lbs...

Offline senshi32

Re: Mars Expedition Game
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2009, 05:59:16 PM »
can i be a Survival Expert?

Offline ChaoticSky

Re: Mars Expedition Game
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2009, 09:04:28 AM »
its up to CW but i dont think theres any relivant skills in being a survival expert.... its Mars... lifeless, if our equipment fails.... well die. theres no 'survival' for you to be a expert in XD

Offline CWandTopic starter

Re: Mars Expedition Game
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2009, 10:01:44 AM »
OftheDark is dead on, in that regard :) I'm rather open minded as to what you want to apply as though as long as it makes sense, we can even have more then one person in similar roles.

Offline Ms Mad Hatter

Re: Mars Expedition Game
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2009, 10:50:05 AM »
Awww, so I could've been like... co-pilot? :P

Offline senshi32

Re: Mars Expedition Game
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2009, 06:20:40 PM »
i'll be Geologyst

Offline LadySky

Re: Mars Expedition Game
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2009, 08:28:48 PM »
Is there room for a cook on this mission?

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Re: Mars Expedition Game
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2009, 08:38:14 PM »
Is there room for one more?

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Re: Mars Expedition Game
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2009, 08:46:45 PM »
we could probably fit a few more but we're nearly at max :) sure we could have a cook, what do you want to be Ryven?

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Re: Mars Expedition Game
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2009, 08:47:23 PM »
psychologist :)

Offline CWandTopic starter

Re: Mars Expedition Game
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2009, 08:47:41 PM »
that works :) cool

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Re: Mars Expedition Game
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2009, 08:48:33 PM »
Is their a profile outline to follow?

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Re: Mars Expedition Game
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2009, 09:10:45 PM »
Emberstonedragon made one that i filled out, I'm currently discussing with him if he will have time to join, and various other aspects.  However I'll provide my character on the template now.


Name:Katrina May Williams

Age: 24

Place of Birth: Allentown PA, removed from household at 7 months

Nationality: United States, Heritage Asian

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color: Sapphire Blue

Height: 5'6

Weight: 149 lbs

Favorite Color: Forest Green

Physical Appearance: Kat stands about five feet six inches and weighs in at one hundred forty nine pounds after a decent meal.  She is thin and has an attractive somewhat shapely form but far from model material.  Her eyes are a brilliant sapphire blue and almost appear to be actual sapphires floating in a lake of pearl at times in the right lighting.  The thin frame glasses she always wears to correct her far sightedness only seem to enhance the effect making them appear framed, like museum pieces.  Looking into them though there is something not quite right about them, although attractive she seems distant and somewhat nervous around others, unsure of herself and definitely shy.  her black hair hangs down to her shoulders and is often held in a neat ponytail that alternates between resting down over her shoulder, or hanging at the center of her neck.  She has a nice smile when you can coax one out of her, as her face often seems to be in a passive neutral state, as if to scared to smile or frown.  Her nose is small and extremely cute looking almost like a bunnies in some ways although still quite clearly human.

Background: Kat was raised as a ward of the state and selected at age five for a specialist program dedicated for budding geniuses.  Her handler Mr Grey was a kindly old man and practically raised her as his own daughter even through all the endless tests and rapid education.  She had very limited exposure to her peers growing up, outside of other students in the program.   Due to her extremely high IQ and her education she graduated with a PHD in physics, and a masters in planetary geology at age sixteen and joined NASA right out of the program.  She's spent the last eight years working on the mars expedition and helping the older staff plan and work out the details of the expedition.  She is one of the only members of the expedition who has been with it since the first day it was proposed by NASA's directors.

Reason for being in NASA: Katrina was raised from the age of five to be put in NASA Mr Grey made sure every class, and opportunity was taken to get her streamlined into NASA and that lead to her current position as the leading geologist on the mission.

Personality: Kat is brilliant to say the least, but also socially naive and shy.  She's never had a boyfriend, and finds guys intimidating at times especially if she likes them.  She has a hint of autism about her behavior especially with how she can become obsessed over minor details and struggles to see the greater picture at times.  Her best friend is Mr Snuggles her tomcat that she has had for almost ten years now.

Favorite Food: hamburger with a side order of Caesar Salad

Common State Of Dress: Off duty she prefers a White T-shirt and black shorts, but well working her prefers to wear a White dress shirt, and white dress pants.



It is up to you if you want to use this template or provide your own
the game will either be starting, Thursday, or in three weeks, depending on what I decide based on Embers response.

Offline CWandTopic starter

Re: Mars Expedition Game
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2009, 09:32:38 PM »
Likely Thursday