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Looks like I'm a bit too late for Tyrnis' game (If you still want to run one, I'd join!).

I'll be free in the evenings, EST, but I'd play with people from any time zone as long as our schedules are compatible. I might be able to bring in a friend, depending on when we can schedule it, but we'll need a GM.

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Mine ended up falling through due to player attrition, sadly, so I'm about to start running a PbP game instead. That said, if there's enough interest for an online game, I'd love to be a player in one and I'm also willing to GM.

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How many people do we need? I figure 3 players and a GM is best, though I've had a couple of good sessions with 2 players.

Also, reply or PM me with your free days and times.

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I consider three players to be a minimum, and I'd really prefer 4-5.

As far as availability, I generally prefer to game weekday evenings US central time. By the time a game could start, my schedule should be pretty open, but come early-mid January I'll be busiest on Mondays and Tuesdays, so Wednesday or Thursday would be my preferred day to game, though I could probably do Tuesday as well. This might change somewhat -- I'm in grad school, and while I know my own classes, I'll also be a TA for a class that hasn't been assigned to me yet. It'll _probably_ be during the day and not a factor, but I can't guarantee that.

What type of game (location, themes, etc.) are you most interested in?

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Well I've only played EP once before and that fizzled out after only a few sessions, so I'm ready to explore everything it has to offer. That said, I'd really like to get into how society has changed socially, culturally, economically, etc. For example, when there is an entire reputation economy and people pretty much record/stream everything, how does that affect how people act in public? What is it like to hop between vastly different morphs and vastly different habitats? Is the entire surface of every city, when looking at it through public mesh channels, covered in augmented reality graffiti?

The least interesting thing to me is combat, though it can be really compelling if it has a solid reason for occurring. Being a part of Firewall could be fun, but I couldn't care less if I never joined. Gatecrashing sounds good too, but I'd like to avoid a macguffin-chasing story if possible.

What is your take on it, from a GM/player standpoint?

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Also I think Wednesday or Thursday evenings are best for me, too. I think CST is only an hour behind me, so it should work out fine.

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Well, the previous games that I've attempted to run have been primarily intended as mystery/intrigue with a dash of action, set in Noctis-Qianjiao, Mars.

I tend to favor Mars because it allows for the potential to go quite a few places, but also be fairly local in scope, allowing for the development of a strong supporting cast of NPCs and favorite haunts. I'm less inclined toward running a Gatecrashing game.

That said, if this game ran and people were interested in Mars, I'd be more inclined to use Valles-New Shanghai as the setting. NQ has a nice Hollywood feel to it, which is fun, but there's a lot of potential for a game set in transhumanity's 'utmost city'. Firewall comes down to player interest and the feel of the specific game for me. It can certainly provide good opportunities to explore the stranger facets of the setting, though.

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Yeah, Mars has a lot going on and provides a great jump-off point. I'm interested in visiting habitats, but I think the best way to do that is to go for a specific purpose (missions, meetings with NPCs, etc) and not live there.

So let's reach out to whoever we think has interest in playing. PM me your email address and I'll start a thread there so we don't have to put it all on the forum.

EP FORUM FOLKS: REPLY TO THIS THREAD IF YOU WANT IN. ONLINE GAME, WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY NIGHTS (EST/CST or compatible).

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Actually, we're probably better off keeping discussion here, if only because an active thread is more likely to get noticed by people who might want to join...though until we get a group, there's not a lot more to do. I can't really do game planning until I've got some idea of the characters I'll be running it for. A game for a group of hypercorp executives and glitterati is going to be very different than one for a group of street criminals and mercenaries.

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Id like to play Tyrnis, I'd probably use Amena again. What site/software are you thinking of using for actually playing the game?

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We'll use the MUSH, like we did with our all too brief online game. I'm leaning toward a Firewall game this go-round to meet with the style of game that Websites is interested in, and if this is a game that turns out to be less shady PCs, it might actually work best if you made her a police officer rather than an ex-cop turned investigator, but the basic concept should work with some adjustments. Would mostly be a matter of lowering her g-rep, adding some i-rep, and bumping her c-rep a bit to put her in good with the police force. We'll see what happens as we get a group together.

Websites, what sort of character are you leaning toward playing?

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I figure I can use the same char as in my last game, since I barely had any time in the role. Here's a link to the full backstory: http://shorttext.com/hUfY4y use passkey: qqwhw

Quick summary: Young exalt kid who chafes under authority. Artistic (specializing in parody and satire), likes to broadcast current activities/art projects/interesting life tidbits, super media-savvy, and has a bunch of f-rep. A bit of a transhumanism activist. Skilled in infosec. Has only basic competence with kinetic weapons, but isn't an awful shot. Inexperienced with physical violence and not at all brave in the guns-blazing, grenade-throwing sense.

I think there'd be some interesting chemistry between a greenhorn like my char and a hardened investigator or cop, though we might feel differently about how much authority Firewall has over us. Don't feel obliged to use Firewall, either; there are plenty of excuses out there for checking out what different societies have to offer.

Can you link me to MUSH software (or however it works), so I can have time to get used to it?

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That you tube video blew my mind, I loved it.

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Then you might like this too: http://youtu.be/Q16KpquGsIc

What is Amena like?

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What do you mean?
Her personality?

Tyrnis Tyrnis's picture
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It's looking like I've got a line on a third player for the group, and if we're lucky, a fourth as well.

As for the MUSH, you'll want to download a MU* client of some sort. If you use Windows, your best bet is SimpleMU or MUSHclient. TinyFugue is the one I'm most familiar with for Unix and its various flavors; I'm not sure off the top of my head for Macs, though I know they have them.

You can also raw telnet, but I don't recommend that. Makes for a pretty crappy interface.

The address of the MUSH itself is atimeofeclipse.net, port 9889.

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Quick note: last night the server was migrated and DNS might not yet be updated for everyone, so if you can't connect to atimeofeclipse.net port 9889, try 66.85.154.235 port 9889.

Thanks!

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I'd like to join as well, if there's still any room for more players.

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@Greenpotato anything you'd care to share. Personality, skills, backstory...

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Background;

Amena was born in Turkey long before the fall as the eldest to a large and very poor family. With the economic situation in their part of the world looking grim and the middle east getting hotter every year due to global warming the father of the household made the descision to move the family to a country where they would have a better chance of survival. England.
Young enough at the time to be able to pick up english with ease and intergrate fairly well into her London public school Amena did well throughout school life in spite of the desperate poverty of her family live in. With a strong moral upbrining from her pearants and a gratitude to england for giving her family a new start Amena went straight to university after school, studying to be a police detective. Passing with a good measure of success.
A few years into her service with her family heavily dependant on her income to make ends meet Amena was starting to lose hope at ever getting ahead. One mistake can ruin your life, as Amena found out.
She took a bribe. What started as a blind eye to a robbery for a few extra credits after years eventulay escalated into destroying evidence crucial in murder cases. Despite being bought at the right price if you wern't willing to pay Amena was one hell of a cop and solved a number of high profile cases quickly and efficently. Somewhere around work she managed to find a nice guy, a doctor by the name of Pearce Roberts. She had three kids and even a couple of grandchildren later on.
Wealth and position she had, but no self respect. On the inside, she hated herself.

And then the inevitable, Amena got caught.
All it took was one fellow detective to make a simple comment along the lines of "how can she afford that" within earshot of a curious internal affairs investigator and it was all over. Never good at hidding the fact she had money, something to do with the days back when she was a kid and had none.

After a long and very public trial Amena was sentanced to 60 years, parole in 40. Behind the scenes of the trial there was an even uglier seperation from her husband as he abonded her in her time of need, with the rest of the family taking his side.
Put in an old fashioned brick and mortar prison Amena had a change of heart. Weather it was genuine, the rejection and abandonment by her family once the truth came out, or something that they programed into her with some brainwashing session cleared from her memory she's still not sure, but she swore that her days of crime were over "I promise". A long 8 years in prison later, the fall happened.
In the confusion of the TITANS attacks on the city in which she was imprisoned Amena managed to escape and fled for her life and somehow conned her way onto a shuttle for mars.

Arriving on mars she found herself stuck in the inner system penniless but lucky enough to have her own body, unlike most, and the records of her crimes lost during the fall. Amena needed some capitol to get to the outer rim and start again and leave her past behind.
But everyone needs to eat and there was no way she could get a job as a cop again, not sure she could resist temptation, and with no word from the family she hadn't heard from in 8 years, so reluctantly Amena went to her old criminal contacts (those that were left) looking for a job. Contacts from her earthbound criminal activities helped her to get set up as a blood hound for the moderates to make some good money. She had to get rid of her old body as well. Someone might recognise it, plus there's only so much a 70-something flat can do even with every enhancement on the market. On borrowed money she exchanged her stocky, dark and worn out original body for a tall, powerful, pale Remade.
After developing some more honest friends after a few years on mars Amena got set up as a legitimate private detective and is trying to break off from her clouded past, kinda hard when you owe a lot of bad guys alot of big favours.
These days Amena works out of Noctis-Qianjiao as a private detective on both sides on the law finding people and solving problems for the right price. If you want someone found and killed, found and roughed up or just simply found Amenas usually a good solution.
Her semi-legal dealings can often be quite profitable and Amena has a few nice toys to show for it.

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IllmaticBuddhaMC wrote:
I'd like to join as well, if there's still any room for more players.

There's still room, yes.

Okay, as people start thinking up concepts and fleshing them out a bit, here are the things I want about your character right now (if you've got a character sheet, great, but I don't need it yet):

1. Name:
2. Occupation:
3. Faction Affiliation (if any):
4. Opinions on Hypercorps, Barsoomian Movement, Tharsis League, Planetary Consortium, and/or any other particularly relevant factions to your character:
5. Reason for being a member of Firewall:
6. Character concept summed up in a few sentences:

Tyrnis Tyrnis's picture
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Some general thoughts on the game:

Assuming one of the players I've talked to does join, the most likely game time will be 8pm Central on Thursday evenings for about 4 hours per session, give or take.

When thinking what level you want your skills to be at, make sure to reference the table on p. 174 of the core. I do use those learned skill range descriptions as guidelines.

High Reputation: High reputation is mostly good, but often brings with it certain disadvantages as well. In addition to being well-known among criminals, if you've got a g-rep of 80, you can bet you're on a large number of Planetary Consortium law enforcement watchlists even if you've never been arrested for any crime. Regardless of the rep-network in question, you've probably got at least a few fans who eagerly follow your public activities, though this varies based on the specific network -- an 80 r- or e-rep academic may not have admirers coming up to them in the street when they walk downtown (most of the time), but they likely do have to deal with quite a few requests to coauthor papers and attend conferences. Alternate identities, of course, can circumvent this.

Identity in Valles-New Shanghai: If you have Panopticon, I encourage you to read the couple of paragraphs that start on p. 50. Nanotat IDs are required for all morphs, and brainprint and digital code IDs for all egos.

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I just got to this thread, Tyrnis, this is of course Quarky from the game. I want to join the game, which as we talked, would be best on Thursdays starting at 6pm PST going till about 10pm PST. I can make that pretty much 100% of the time (so long as there are no real life complications). I will be altering my character some as I have more interest in playing a slight difference in the character since we'll be a bit more team oriented and a bit less autonomous oriented (like a normal MU* environment).

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1. Name: Yasmin Neves
2. Occupation: Freelance journalist/subversive
3. Faction Affiliation (if any): Anarchist
4. Opinions on...: As a former indentured infugee, Yasmin holds a harsh grudge against the hypercorps and the Planetary Consortium for profiting off the suffering of herself and countless other Fall refugees. She sympathizes with the Barsoomians, although she is not one of them herself.
5. Reason for being a member of Firewall: Yasmin doesn't want humanity to die out before she can see the oppressors of the inner system fall. Her network of contacts and investigative skills have proven quite useful to Firewall for monitoring the various x-risks in the Valles-New Shanghai area.
6. Character concept summed up in a few sentences: Carrying an undying grudge against the PC and the hypercorps, and willing to look into conspiracy theories many would find incredibly stupid, Yasmin is a freelance journalist who works to uncover the deepest, darkest secrets of those in power. She operates out of an unassuming pod morph in Little Shanghai, doing menial work to detract suspicion and raise funds to continue her work.

Still working out some of the details, but that's my general idea so far.

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Here's my character sheet: http://www.mediafire.com/?i64vgfv6xvqh2cs

I used a spreadsheet character generator, so I'd suggest checking the parameters it uses (see the "variables" page) to make sure you're okay with it. I've also made some changes that require me to tweak my backstory a bit. I'll fix that and fill in the survey tomorrow.

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1. Name: Kef "Mollechrome" Serro
2. Occupation: Freelance/contract social engineer, viral marketer, vid & XP artist
3. Faction Affiliation (if any): Titanian
4. Opinions on Hypercorps, Barsoomian Movement, Tharsis League, Planetary Consortium, and/or any other particularly relevant factions to your character:

(My char is pretty young, so my opinions are mostly not deeply-held convictions yet)

-Hypercorps: Not against their existence per se, but my parents' absenteeism and hearing about how they treat people have made me take a dim view of them. I find their grasping for more and more power distasteful and a threat to the self-determination of those who don't want to be part of them

-Barsoomians: I'm sympathetic to how they've been treated, but my privileged background keeps me from identifying with them deeply

-Tharsis League: I figure it's just another player in inner-system politics, torn between martian and hypercorp interests. Not terribly impressed with it.

-Planetary Consortium: not a fan of too much hypercorp power in general, so new PC initiatives and announcements tend to be bad news

-Titanians: really into their emphasis on the reputation economy. I find the limits on microcorps a tad restrictive, but the social programs that come from that system are hard to argue with.

-Autonomists and anarchists: very interested in artists from these groups. I still harbor some preconceptions about their societies from my hypercorp-connected background

-Argonauts: I support their goal of releasing information to the public mesh

5. Reason for being a member of Firewall: they made it sound like I'd run into some sweet hacking challenges and access some pretty private networks. Plus, I'm immature and think I'm 007.

6. Character concept summed up in a few sentences: Young hyperelite kid who chafes under restrictive authority. Became a Titanian to be closer to the interesting forms of self-expression among the autonomist factions without too much culture shock or burning bridges in hypercorp society. Artistic (specializing in parody and satire) and part of several art scenes, likes to broadcast current activities/art projects/interesting life tidbits, super media-savvy, and has a bunch of f-rep. Supports morphological freedom, transhumanism. Skilled in infosec. Has only basic competence with kinetic weapons, but isn't an awful shot. Inexperienced with physical violence and not at all brave in the guns-blazing, grenade-throwing sense.

Tweaked backstory: http://shortText.com/HN4ZEVp use key: qreue (I just took out the part about the Ultimates and wrote in exposure to Titanians)

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Websites -

I was expecting a change to Argonaut, really, as I wasn't quite sure where Ultimate was coming from based on what you'd written; Titanian works just fine as well. Does he egocast to Titan fairly regularly, or just associate with them via mesh or local representatives on Mars? Only potential issue I see with the sheet at this point is that you're defaulting on Networking: Firewall and you have no i-rep. Are you deliberately wanting to come in as the team's new guy? I can definitely work with it if you do; once we have our full group, we'll collaborate on the team's last mission, and it would have been where you got pulled in and ultimately offered a position with Firewall.

Illmatic -

Quarky is potentially playing a loyal employee of a hypercorp, assuming that isn't something that changes as she customizes the character for this game. As strong as Yasmin's opposition to the hypercorps and the PC is, you two will need to work out how that impacts your relationship.

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Yeah I'd like to play a young, mouthy foil to our hardened ex-cop and vengeful journalist, totally new to firewall and not taking it as seriously as he should be. As for Titan, he'll egocast there for some peace and quiet while he works on a new project or a freelance assignment that needs a lot of focus, or to hang out with friends he met in school.

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What's happening with this game?

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I'm wondering the same thing. We've only got three people that have posted concepts at this point, though. Until we get at least one more, and preferably two, we're pretty much in a holding pattern.

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1. Name: Quarky
2. Occupation: Freelance researcher for Hypercorps.
3. Faction Affiliation (if any): Argonauts
4. Opinions on:
a. Hypercorps: Main employers. They have at least their economic ideas correct. Programs are unique, so they need to be purchased, created for each user, licensed, controlled, so that duplication is minimized and that each program is prevented from having the insult of being copy and pasted, like with Open Source. Their capitalistic approach also benefits Quarky’s more research minded side, and since she enjoys research and needs money, she is often willing to help them out even if that research requires venturing into a place (virtually or in real space) and taking something to help push along that research.
b. Barsoomian Movement: Hippie, open source, radicals for whom, if it were up to them, would see the halt of the same research that led to their immortal lives and synthetic morph technologies that allows them to live on Mars… which that entire venture was pushed by the Hypercorps they claim to hate. Hypocrites to the end, if they simply did the mathematics behind their movement they would realize that corporations have succeeded for thousands of years where rebellious free-loving groups have only successfully slowed progress now and again.
c. Tharsis League: Democracy at its finest. In all the ups and downs that entails. Quarky is more than happy to answer questions in meetings of the League when it comes to answers of science, how terraforming may affect the rest of the planet and most importantly how best to use the nanofabricators that are available to Martians for the betterment of settlements… most of which are in control of hypercorps.
d. Planetary Consortium: As one of the clanking masses, the inclination of Quarky to be opposed to the ideals of the Planetary Consortium would be expected. However, she doesn’t oppose them and instead does rationalize their inherent discrimination as a byproduct of their understanding economy. The clanking masses are simply not a large buying force, and so the politics around them will be less beneficial than the ones who are more wealthy and thus able to deal. As a semi-wealthy person inside of the Martian Landscape, with her expert knowledge on nanofabrication and ability to help Hypercorps do more ‘shady’ research assignments, she has proved to be a useful person and rarely feels the discrimination of the Consortium.
e. and/or any other particularly relevant factions to your character.
5. Reason for being a member of Firewall:
a. Firewall found Quarky in the Mesh and wanted to prevent any sort of autonomous action beyond what they declared. They worked to edit her memories and modify her behavior so that she would be unlikely to grow beyond an AGI level. Paranoia has locked her down, and requires her to do whatever those above her in ranks require of her to do. In this way they abuse the clanking masses she is a part of, but she does not mind since she’s been made to not mind. Her relationship with Firewall is one of service providing, and she is capable of working with Hypercorps as she sees fit (in fact they like her being an inside person) but at the same time she is often required to do long hours/days/weeks of programming for Firewall and providing other services that such an adept infolife is able to provide, including hacking and infiltration into other locations.
6. Character concept summed up in a few sentences: Quarky is an infolife synthmorph stuck in a non-transhuman mentality. She is very conscientious of her own morph, and treats it as people would do in modern earth. If she were to risk harm, it must be for a very important reason, and she does not consider swapping morphs as a regular thing to do since she likes her morph and does not like being in other morphs. Farcasting is only an option for her in the most limited sense, longer than 24 hours of farcasting and she starts to experience withdrawals of her actual morph that she cares for a great deal. Modifying and swapping parts within her morph are fine, but she is attached to her morph as if she were unique, and living. The opposite of most people who swap bodies like they do clothes. She is against Open Source programming because it hits close to home. Copying programs is one step away from saying AGI are not unique and could just be copied and put into another machine, and that scares her to no end.

Tyrnis Tyrnis's picture
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Greenpotato - would you mind either converting Amena to the same format the others are using or just making a post with the additional info (her thoughts on the different factions and the Firewall question), since you've already reposted her backstory, and the only thing that really needs to change is that she operates in VNS instead of NQ now.

We have four people now, so we're good to go. If blarney joins us as I hope he will, great, and if not, I'm sure he can show up as an NPC from time to time since he's the one hosting the MUSH that we'll be playing on.

Okay, what's left:

Relationships with one another. While some of this will get worked out in play, I want a basic idea of how you see yourself interacting with the others and what role each person sees themselves playing in the group. Actively liking each other is not mandatory, but at a minimum, everyone should see the others as useful team members they can trust to get the job done.

I'd also like to see you guys collaborate with one another on coming up with your last mission, with the only requirement being that websites' character was a civilian at that point, but ended up being important enough to the mission that he ended up joining your cell at the end of it.

Tyrnis Tyrnis's picture
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Oh, and no game on the 15th. I'll still be finishing up writing term papers and won't have time to run, much less to plan anything. We'll have our first session on the 22nd if everyone can make it.

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Do we have a consistent location on where we are uploading our character sheets? I'm done and would be more than happy to upload it somewhere if people have an idea of where they would like it to go?

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As a note, sorry that I haven't been the most forthcoming with stuff, and been a bit slow. I have been swamped at work lately and I have to do some of my work once I get home, so it has been difficult to juggle writing up a character at the same time. Sorry, but I am still highly interested in the game, and will be there on the 22nd when we can run. During the time I will also try and figure out where I can upload my character and get it out so others can see it.

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You can just put it on Mediafire and post the link

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Relationships: these are my best predictions from the above posts, I reserve the right to deviate from them completely once we start gaming

Yasmin
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I'll probably find her conspiracy theories funny, more than anything. I won't understand what her experience as an infugee was like and might end up prying a little bit to understand it.
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Amena
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The writeup was more about past events than personality. We'll probably take similar views on poking into dark corners for info, though. If her past devotion to her family comes up, that might bring up my bad break with my own.
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Quarky
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Having been a little kid and having suffered relatively little, compared to most, during The Fall, I'm not completely hostile to AIs, AGIs, infolife etc, though I've assimilated some of the general mistrust that post-Fall society harbors. This is easily overcome by my interest in different cultures, so I'll be interested in how she sees the world. I'll probably think of the restrictions placed on her as slavery, though.
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My Role
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I'm really, really averse to pigeonholing myself in this sense. I've got the skills on my char sheet, but what I end up doing will be a mixture of how I react to the other chars/NPCs, what we're doing, and why we're doing it. Being good or bad at something doesn't have nearly as much weight as my personality and motivations. That said, I don't expect to be Rambo without a heck of a lot of character development in that direction.
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Previous Mission [collapse collapsed] Helpful info for incorporating my entry into Firewall: I'm a solid hacker who enjoys poking into hidden/protected networks and broadcasting juicy tidbits (so I might have valuable info on someone FW is interested in); I have a lot of @-rep (so FW might need contacts among autonomists); My f-rep is high enough that, though I'm not a celebrity, I'm well known among media and artist types (and FW needs some PR help...? Looking for a stolen pre-fall painting?)

Just throwin' these out there. Since you guys are the Firewall vets, I figure it's more fair for you to decide what it was you were doing for them.
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IllmaticBuddhaMC IllmaticBuddhaMC's picture
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Hey, sorry to do this to you guys, but I'm going to have to drop out.

Tyrnis Tyrnis's picture
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Sorry to lose you, but thanks for letting us know.

quarky quarky's picture
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http://www.mediafire.com/?f9pdb3fdjalql3r

That's the link for my character sheet.

It would look like Quarky's relationship will be much the same with almost everyone. She has the flaws that hurt her social skills and she has neural damage that gives her logorrhea (excessive talking). She is a very scientific minded person who is also highly narcissistic, and so everything is referenced to her own well-being before she makes a decision.

She does not find people 'interesting' most of the time, because they are so willing to exchange their bodies. And those who are not, are usually unwilling to modify their morph. So, she stands to the side from the group, able to rationalize forking for internal and mesh tasks, with having an addiction to her physical morph. She is all for scientific pursuit and spreading out the wealth amongst most people, but through the trickle systems of capitalism without government regulations. She is, to an extent, a future version of a libertarian, and yet doesn't like open source software.

This makes her relationships with people tricky. For the people here, and most people she runs into, there is a calculation of how useful that person is to her, and if it is high she is more willing to be concerned about them, and if they are not so useful they get put down on her list of concerns. Their personal beliefs won't mesh with her own, so she doesn't put a lot of weight on what people think or how they act, only in how useful they are, which would mean any other Firewall member would be on her list of 'keep around'. Though she doesn't care if they speak, if they do, she'll speak, but not because she wants to but because she has to, and her level of specificity is usually much higher than others, to an often annoying level.

---- Last Mission ----

A previous mission would likely mean, for Quarky, utilizing either her hacking abilities or her combat/infiltration skills. In either situation she likely only met in the original meet up, talked with the others and then did as she was told. I think a Mars centric mission would be useful.

Also, successfully. Quarky doesn't deal with others who fail very well, and probably would not work with them again. With at least some success under their belts she's willing to give more chances (without abusing her modified behavior). An idea.

Hypercorp is researching a new type of code that has a terminator script on it that really can't be removed. This is no different than a lot of copyrights that probably exist in this time period, but specifically this Hypercorp has announced that this script could even be used to infiltrate AGI, other people's programs, etc. And although Quarky is happy with the protection this could provide software from being open sourced, this is sort of a mass genocide idea to her when it comes to the potential of this as a perma-death for anything code based. Firewall sends her in as a code expert to make sure they are getting the right script, and to hide a change in it that will make it inevitably fail. I'm not sure what the rest of the team would be doing specifically so if others like this idea, jump on it and roll with what you'd be doing.

quarky quarky's picture
Re: Looking for online (not PbP) game weeknights/Sunday nights

I'm the last post a few days ago. Are we playing on thursday the 22nd? Or are we still delaying as everyone has not responded to the previous post?

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Re: Looking for online (not PbP) game weeknights/Sunday nights

Are we on for 8pm CST/6pm PST (which for me would be 9pm EST) tonight?

quarky quarky's picture
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I am unsure, I've been trying for over a week to find out. On the MUX and here.

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Re: Looking for online (not PbP) game weeknights/Sunday nights

This is why we should work the details out over email. Can you PM me if you hear anything?

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Re: Looking for online (not PbP) game weeknights/Sunday nights

I'm on the MUX now, doesn't look like anyone else is here. It just turned 6pm PST though, but I still don't think it's going to happen. :( Next week maybe? Hopefully we'll have some more information from Tyrnis. If you wanted to do some RP I'll be floating around the game for a few hours still.

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Hey guys. Sorry I haven't been around as much for a while. Anyway, we're currently sitting at three characters, which I'm concerned is below the critical mass needed for a game, and it makes even one person needing to miss virtually impossible to work around. As I see it, we're currently in a holding pattern until we get a fourth player.

quarky quarky's picture
Re: Looking for online (not PbP) game weeknights/Sunday nights

Alright. Anyone who does want to do more social/soft RP on the MUX I am more than happy to oblige.

quarky quarky's picture
Re: Looking for online (not PbP) game weeknights/Sunday nights

Alright. Anyone who does want to do more social/soft RP on the MUX I am more than happy to oblige.

Greenpotato Greenpotato's picture
Re: Looking for online (not PbP) game weeknights/Sunday nights

Something else has come up and I'm gonna have to pull out of this game, sorry guys

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Re: Looking for online (not PbP) game weeknights/Sunday nights

I will be joining up with this game - even if it remains on hold until at least one other person joins in. I'll post details about my proposed character ASAP.

quarky quarky's picture
Re: Looking for online (not PbP) game weeknights/Sunday nights

We need 4 players in total. Websites is one, I am two, blarney will be three. So, if you all can try and find another... that would be good.

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