LFG / LSG: English game via Skype

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Whitekurama Whitekurama's picture
LFG / LSG: English game via Skype

Title sums it up basically; I'm open Mon-Thurs 5-10 P.M. MST and Saturday 7 P.M.-2 A.M.
I'm mostly looking to play though I might be able to GM in a pinch.
Just reply here if you're interested.

jolinaxas jolinaxas's picture
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I'm mostly in the same situation. The times are a little early (I'm on EST) but doable.

Perhaps if no one else wants to GM we can trade off or something? I'm open to suggestion.

Tyrnis Tyrnis's picture
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Well, with the EP game that I was running having just died, I'd potentially be interested in this. I'd prefer text-based (IM, IRC, or the EP MUSH) to voice given the option, but could do Skype. Having just run a game, though, I'm really looking to be a player rather than GM. I wouldn't be able to start playing until the week after next at the earliest -- end of the semester will have me too busy until then.

Whitekurama Whitekurama's picture
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Alright, looks like we have enough interest, I'd like to wait until we get at least 1 more player and then if no-one else can I'll GM.

Tyrnis Tyrnis's picture
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Whitekurama: What style of game are you looking at running, and where would it be set? And are you planning on a lot of egogasting, or a more home-base sort of setting? I want to start considering character concepts, but want to make sure they'll fit in with the setting you have in mind.

Whitekurama Whitekurama's picture
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Hmm, if I do end up GMing the style would probably be somewhat equally balanced between combat and noncombat challenges. I tend to perfer characters actually roleplay and develop their characters and relationships. As for setting it would probably be focused on a large city on mars with egocasting/ gatecrashing as the plot develops.

Tyrnis Tyrnis's picture
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Sounds good. As a player, I tend to favor mystery/investigation of the unknown type of games. Combat here and there, but I don't usually go for heavy combat types. Would we be starting out as members of Firewall?

Jolinaxas, do you want to start brainstorming character ideas? I figure the more activity we can get going on this thread, the more likely we are to catch the notice of potential additional players and get them interested.

A couple of possible character ideas that I have and could flesh out further, depending on the group we end up with:

* Academic with an adventurous streak: Professor of Xenoarchaeology with a penchant for Gatecrashing to do fieldwork (Indiana Jones type)
* Corporate Spy: Infiltration specialist with strong social engineering skills and moderate hacking capability

Tyrnis Tyrnis's picture
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Oh, and I should add that while I'm looking primarily to be a player, if we end up deciding to rotate GM duties, I don't mind running the occasional short story arc.

jolinaxas jolinaxas's picture
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Sure, here's a few.

* Mindhacker - Capable async -and- hacker. No representation of consciousness is safe.
* Stereotype - Uplifted orca ego hunter, uplifted raven thief, et cetera
* Warbot - AGI born from an autonomous drone defense AI
* The Fixer - a low-SAV, high-rep criminal everyone seems to owe a favor

Tyrnis Tyrnis's picture
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Well, I could see my corporate spy having connections with either the mindhacker or the fixer outside of just 'you're both in the same Firewall cell' pretty easily. My xenoarchaeologist would be a bit more of a stretch, though some of the stereotypes (depending on which one you picked) might work.

jolinaxas jolinaxas's picture
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The mindhacker's probably my main choice. I don't think I'm going to go with a Lost, though.

Mechanically, having to take three disorders is just crushing to a hacker, because most of the playable disorders (ie. not GAD, Depression, etc) make you take penalties on task actions.

I don't really like to think in terms of mechanics when creating character concepts, but I'd also like to be able to perform my role, heh.

Whitekurama Whitekurama's picture
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To answer the firewall question, no, you won't start out as firewall agents, but you might have the opportunity to join at some point. Also for character creation I do ask that you don't buy rep past the 50 free points, it's undercosted pretty wickedly.

Pyromaster13 Pyromaster13's picture
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Hey, I was wondering:
1) If the game is still active
&
2) Would you be interested in another player.

I'm pretty flexible on the times, but new to the system. I'm not bragging when I say I'm saying I'm a faster learner, but I am, so you'd only have to bear with me for a short time while I acclimate.

Tyrnis Tyrnis's picture
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I'm pretty sure we're still active, and what you see here is all the discussion there's been, so feel free to chime in with a character concept that interests you.

Particularly with us being a non-firewall group, I think it's a good idea if our character concepts are all tied pretty strongly together, so we've got good reason to work together.

I'm currently leaning away from my corporate spy, though -- since the mindhacker specializes in retrieving info from computers and biological sources, it would be a little too redundant the more I think about it.

Whitekuruma: On the rep limitation, are you also deliberately cutting us off from playing something like, say, the Hypercorp Black Marketeer template character, who specifically needs to be very well connected in multiple networks in order to be successful? I was thinking of tweaking that template and using it, but that's a concept that can't be done on 50 rep -- the template has 200 rep in total, and really needs it. Even the other template that I was looking at, the Martian Ranger, has 180 points by default, although I could see some of those dropping a bit if necessary.

Pyromaster13 Pyromaster13's picture
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Cool. For concepts I've only got about two I've got throwing around my head is:

*Anarchist Techie: Similar to the sample character but a few tweaks here and there
*Socialite: A people savvy character who isn't bad in a fight either.

Generally I'm just looking at a support "3rd person" role who can supplement existing primary skills without deterring from a solid role.

Whitekurama Whitekurama's picture
Re: LFG / LSG: English game via Skype

hey, sorry for not getting back quicker.

Hmm, I really do't want to cut off any character, the thing is I've just seen so many characters bomb their Rep to all 80's just because of how cheap it is to do. If you want to play a connected character , let's see, how about a cap of 175 rep total, could you work with that?

Tyrnis Tyrnis's picture
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Whitekurama wrote:
hey, sorry for not getting back quicker.

Hmm, I really do't want to cut off any character, the thing is I've just seen so many characters bomb their Rep to all 80's just because of how cheap it is to do. If you want to play a connected character , let's see, how about a cap of 175 rep total, could you work with that?

Since it's 1 CP for 10 rep, rep will need to be capped at 170 or 180 if you want the math to work out evenly...can we make it 180? The Hypercorp Black Marketeer has 190 rep total once you get rid of the i-rep. @-rep 20, c-rep 70, e-rep 20, f-rep 30, g-rep 50. I can just drop c-rep to 65 and f-rep to 25 to be at 180, if that works?

Jolinaxas: Perhaps my character is your mindhacker's primary fixer -- there are always going to be people in need of that skillset, and mine makes it his business to know those people. That would give them a pretty solid working relationship to start the game off.

Pyromancer13: If you go with the anarchist techie, in addition to being a fence/fixer for your techie, I could also see him being your major supplier of parts and equipment. For the socialite, it would depend a lot more on the specific character -- he's bound to need _something_, though!

Whitekurama Whitekurama's picture
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Yeah, 180 works.
I should point out that I've been talking with Jolinaxas over skype. He may be out. If not 3 is enough for me to start the game up.

Tyrnis Tyrnis's picture
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Ack! Well, I'll keep my fingers crossed that he's able to play. I'd really like this game to be able to get off the ground.

Tyrnis Tyrnis's picture
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I'm still thinking of the character's name, and I need to pick his muse's name and knowledge skills, but here's the character that I've got built as of now. I can send you the Excel sheet, if you'd prefer it in that.

Player: Tyrnis
Background: Martian
Faction: Hypercorp
Morph: Sylph
Gender Id:
Actual Age:
Current Moxie:
Rez Points:
Motivations: +Career +Wealth
+Technoprogressivism
Ego
COG 20
COO 20
INT 15
REF 15
SAV 25
SOM 15
WIL 15

Stats
TT 6
LUC 30
IR 60
WT 7
DUR 35
DR 53
MOX 4
INIT 6
SPD 1
DB 1

Armor
Energy = 4
Kinetic = 7

Reputation
@-rep = 20
c-rep = 65
e-rep = 20
f-rep = 25
g-rep = 50
i-rep = 0
r-rep = 0




Ego Traits:
Social Butterfly (Level 1)

Morph Traits:



Implants:
Implants: Basic Biomods, Basic Mesh Inserts, Cortical Stack, Enhanced Smell, Eidetic Memory, Bioweave Armor (light), Clean Metabolism, Emotional Dampers, Endocrine Control, Enhanced Pheromones, Enhanced Respiration, Temperature Tolerance, Smell Filter, Mnemonic Augmentation, Medichines

Gear:
Gear: White Noise Machine, Personal Interaction Sensor, Backup Insurance (mod), Facial/Image Recognition, Tactical Networks, Standard Muse, Breather, Breather Bladder, Go Cycle, Smart Vac Clothing, Shredder (w/ Smartlink,Safety System)
Credits = 4400

Melee:
Weapon Skill DV AP
Unarmed 15 1d10 +1 0







Ranged:
Weapon Skill DV AP Modes Range Shots Ammo
Shredder 55 2d10 +5 -10 SA,BF,FA 10/40/70/100 100
Thrown 20 0d10 0 SS 0 Special








Skills
Academics: Economics: 55COG
Academics: Sociology: 45COG
Academics: Psychology: 50COG
Animal Handling: 25SAV
Beam Weapons: 20COO
Blades: 15SOM
Climbing: 15SOM
Clubs: 15SOM
Deception: 70SAV
Disguise: 15INT
Flight: 15SOM
Fray: 50REF
Freefall: 15REF
Freerunning: 40SOM
Gunnery: 15INT
Impersonation: 25SAV
Infiltration: 20COO
Infosec: 50COG*
Interest: Black Markets: 60COG
Interest: Inner System Law: 50COG
Interest: Smuggling: 60COG
Interfacing: 50COG
Intimidation: 25SAV
Investigation: 50INT
Kinesics: 70SAV
Kinetic Weapons: 20COO
Language: Arabic: 85INT
Language: English: 50INT
Navigation: 15INT
Networking: Autonomists: 45SAV
Networking: Criminals: 70SAV
Networking: Ecologists: 45SAV
Networking: Firewall: 25SAV
Networking: Hypercorps: 70SAV
Networking: Media: 45SAV
Networking: Scientists: 25SAV
Palming: 20COO
Perception: 50INT
Persuasion: 70SAV
Pilot: Aircraft: 15REF
Pilot: Anthroform: 15REF
Pilot: Exotic Vehicle: 15REF
Pilot: Groundcraft: 40REF
Pilot: Spacecraft: 15REF
Pilot: Watercraft: 15REF
Profession: Appraisal: 65COG
Profession: Con Schemes: 45COG
Profession: Info Brokerage: 65COG
Protocol: 65SAV
Psychosurgery: 15INT
Research: 60COG
Scrounging: 15INT
Seeker Weapons: 20COO
Spray Weapons: 45COO
Swimming: 15SOM
Thrown Weapons: 20COO
Unarmed Combat: 15SOM

Pyromaster13 Pyromaster13's picture
Re: LFG / LSG: English game via Skype

Is there any chance we can start a skype group or something to perhaps move things along more smoothly? (skype name for me is 'traven37')

I'll start working on the specific details for my character since Tyrnis posted. Only thing I'm wondering is how a gatecrashing xenoarchaeologist is rolling in a sylph morph, but I guess in the random combinations of Eclipse phase anything is possible.

Tyrnis Tyrnis's picture
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The gatecrashing xenoarchaeologist was going to be hard to justify working with a mindhacker outside of a Firewall game, so I decided not to use that one. The one I went with was the Hypercorp Black Marketeer that I'd been talking about for the last few posts. A fixer-type always has reasons to be working with a diverse group of people.

jolinaxas jolinaxas's picture
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In reference to what was said, I merely expressed my apprehension at doing a text/irc/mush type game, which is what you seemed to be after, though I'd be willing to give it a shot, I guess. It's just very inefficient, among other issues.

As for the mindhacker, after finding a workable combination of disorders, he's back to being Lost/Venusian, with +Self-Understanding, +Morningstar Constellation, -Reclaiming Earth. Still working on the stats now (damn, being an async is expensive, even as a Lost.

Also, my skype name is who_is_axe

Whitekurama Whitekurama's picture
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OK if Joli is still in I think we can start setting a time and such.
Tyrnis, can I get you're skype Name?
You guys can mail character sheets to

Tyrnis Tyrnis's picture
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I'm jebunyard on Skype. As a note, I'm going to be on vacation starting Monday for just shy of two weeks, so probably won't be online long enough to game during that period.

Quigs Quigs's picture
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Is this game actually going to happen? I'm an experienced EP player looking for a group.

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Tyrnis Tyrnis's picture
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I'm hoping it will! I'm on vacation until the end of next week, though, so I may be the holdup at this point.

Quigs Quigs's picture
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In that case, I'd like to join up, if possible. I'd like to play an async Lost.

"Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my

Whitekurama Whitekurama's picture
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Yes, the game is still on, just waiting for tyrnis to get back from his trip.

Quigs Quigs's picture
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So my basic premise is fine? Soldier style Lost async?

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Tyrnis Tyrnis's picture
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I'm back home as of a couple of hours ago, and eager to play. Do we want to have a basic meet and greet session on Skype where we work out how our characters know each other and things like that prior to starting the game?

Pyromaster13 Pyromaster13's picture
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A meet and greet sounds great, I'll invite everyone else on skype that I don't have, but I've already sent my sheet a while back (if you didn't get I can resend). The first session can be spent just going over the setting where we're going to start and share character sheets so we know what we can do. Or if you want to keep things secret and not share sheets that's fine too.

jolinaxas jolinaxas's picture
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Since the Psi will now be covered by another char, I'm going hardcore techie - either a habitat management system-turned-AGI, or formerly indentured neo-raven, but both are big into hacking and hardware. I have both sheets made up, whatever the story/set-up is will determine which I use.

Pyromaster13 Pyromaster13's picture
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I already settled on a techie character (not that adept in hacking though) but significant points into habitat management and hardware, so you can always focus on hacking a little more. As for the psi position, Quigs has mentioned a psi soldier, so it will probably entail self buffing/environmental awareness rather than the more subtle aspects of psi use, and doubling up is never a bad idea since if one of you gets psychic lanced the other can potentially save you.

jolinaxas jolinaxas's picture
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Ah, okay. I confused the two of you with each other. So I guess hacking remains the only unfilled niche? Maybe I'll pile on some infiltration, or go back to psi if he's going light on it.

Quigs Quigs's picture
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Well, I'm not planning on making a wierd psi wizard, if that's what you're asking. Kind of shooting more towards a Titanian soldier, with a knack of exploration and engineering. His psi abilities aren't going to be his focus, but will hopefully add flavor to his character and the story.

"Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my

Quigs Quigs's picture
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Sent invites out to traven37 and whitekurama. Waiting to hear back.

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Geonis Geonis's picture
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Greetings,

If you are looking for another player, I would love to join.

I have only played a handful of games, have some understanding of the rules but am still learning and the setting is quite interesting for me.

Times I can play are 5 PM till 11 PM CST (-5 GMT) weekdays (Mon-Thur) and Sunday is pretty flexible at this time.

Whitekurama Whitekurama's picture
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Geonis, Whitekurama here = whitekurama on skype. Unless you're not who I think you are.

Quigs Quigs's picture
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Whats the word?

"Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my

Geonis Geonis's picture
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Well, my skype handle is GeonisZero if you still looking for another.

izazael izazael's picture
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I'm interested. I'm in Australia, but I'm flexible with time, so any time after 5PM MST is fine for me. Are you still looking for players?

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Quigs Quigs's picture
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We ended up playing with several no-shows last night, but we're looking forward with high hopes for next weeks game. I'm positive you're both invited.

"Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my

Geonis Geonis's picture
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Sorry to hear things didn't go smoothly.

Will probably need to get in contact with people to make a character that compliments the groups make-up.

Also, any restriction/guidelines I need to keep in mind when I get down to making them?

izazael izazael's picture
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What system are you using besides Skype? I had a game of DND over the weekend using the new http://roll20.net site and it was actually really good. I definitely recommend it if you don't already use something :)

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Tyrnis Tyrnis's picture
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This is the first I'm hearing about any game session; I was starting to think this game was dead in the water, personally. If you would like me to be part of the game, it would be very helpful if scheduling info were posted here -- I don't use Skype normally, so you'll never catch me on it outside of a scheduled game session.

That said, if the game is normally going to be taking place on Sunday evenings, I'm going to have to bow out, regardless. I have RL games on Sunday and Monday evenings.

Whitekurama Whitekurama's picture
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Hey all, sorry I haven't been posting here, since I got everyone's skype name I've just been using that to communicate. I sent an invite to tyrnis over skype but never heard back.

@tyr Sunday seems to be working out as the time but we could possibly reschedule it, though communication and coordination have been sticking points so far so it might take a while to get everyone's time and such.

@Iz I'm very sorry but I've already declined another person on account of the game being full. I haven't really GM'd this game before so 3 with a max of 4 really is my comfort zone, sorry, though I'll keep you in mind if someone drops or we start up a new game.

izazael izazael's picture
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Whitekurama wrote:
@Iz I'm very sorry but I've already declined another person on account of the game being full. I haven't really GM'd this game before so 3 with a max of 4 really is my comfort zone, sorry, though I'll keep you in mind if someone drops or we start up a new game.

No worries. Feel free to add me to your list of backup players if you ever need me :)

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