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Sep. 18th, 2008

Future Worth Fighting For3

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Game Over

PbPHouse is getting ready to delete the board in case anyone has a post they'd like to save for posterity.

Sep. 1st, 2007

octarine

I have procured a game board.

SpaceWestern
at PbP House

Aug. 29th, 2007

octarine

Episode One (E1) Pushed to October

New Start Date: Monday, 01 October, 2007
New Character Submission Deadline: Monday, 24 September, 2007


Apologies for the delay, but I hope the extra pre-production time will be worth it once we start adventuring. My dear sister calls me "overambitious," but honestly I have a lot of cool stuff in the works. At minimum, I want to post those setting documents I promised, so y'all have a fair chance to absorb them before we kick off the first adventure.

As for play, I'm concerned LiveJournal may be less-than-ideal for gameplay, and I'm looking into alternatives (perhaps a messageboard designed for play-by-post gaming). I'll let you know what's up with that when I know myself.

Again, sorry for the short notice on the episode-start postponement, I hope these early delays will be offset by an ultimately satisfying gaming experience. (I hope!)

Aug. 16th, 2007

octarine

Deadlines and Dates

Episode One (E1)
Saturday, 01 September, 2007
NEW DATE: Monday, 01 October, 2007


Please submit all character applications by 11:59 PM (EDT) on Sunday, 26 August, 2007 NEW DATE: Monday, 24 September, 2007. Character applications received after this deadline will be considered for the following Episode.

Expect the following memos before E1:
  • Big Damn Organizations
  • SpaceWestern Patois and Cussin' in Chinese
  • Worlds of the 'Verse
  • Brief History Lesson
  • Guide to Your Ship: Renovatio

Aug. 9th, 2007

octarine

(no subject)

Poll #1036038 Timelines

When did you come to Renovatio?

2515, Fourth Quarter: Sixteen to nineteen months before the first Episode.
4(57.1%)
2516, First Quarter: Thirteen to sixteen months before the first Episode.
1(14.3%)
2516, Second Quarter: Ten to thirteen months before the first Episode.
0(0.0%)
2516. Third Quarter: Seven to ten months before the first Episode.
0(0.0%)
2516. Fourth Quarter: Four to seven months before the first Episode.
0(0.0%)
2517, First Quarter: One to four months before the first Episode.
1(14.3%)
2517, Second Quarter: Just prior to or in the course of the first Episode.
1(14.3%)

How did you come to Renovatio?

With the captain; ran with her prior to Fourth Quarter 2515.
0(0.0%)
Seeking employment.
0(0.0%)
Seeking passage.
0(0.0%)
Seeking aid.
0(0.0%)
Seeking a greater degree of autonomy than my previous station afforded me.
0(0.0%)
Seeking family.
0(0.0%)
Seeking fortune.
0(0.0%)
Alone.
0(0.0%)
With a friend.
0(0.0%)
With one or more animals.
0(0.0%)
Did something doggone brilliant and Cap'n offered me a job on the spot.
0(0.0%)
Was workin' for opposition 'til Cap'n offered me a better deal.
0(0.0%)
Accidentally, I swear!
0(0.0%)
Hesitantly.
0(0.0%)
With fire in my belly and love in my heart!
0(0.0%)
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Aug. 4th, 2007

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selenite

[OOC] What Do You Want?

Just to help us get a little expectation about what the other players are looking for in the game . . .

There's a lot of lists describing different kinds of players. My favorite is Robin Law's. The link has detailed descriptions if you want them, or you can just make a snap decision:

What kind of player are you?

Powergamer: I want my character to "level up" and become the most powerful guy out here.
0(0.0%)
Butt-Kicker: I want to hurt bad guys. Or guys I'm getting paid to hurt. Or . . .
0(0.0%)
Tactician: I want to win through careful planning and brilliant strategy.
0(0.0%)
Specialist: I want to be a pilot/mechanic/mercenary/[insert role here].
0(0.0%)
Method Actor: I want to explore the depths of my PC's soul.
2(22.2%)
Storyteller: I want to be part of an exciting story.
6(66.7%)
Casual Gamer: Whatever you guys want, I'm just with my friends.
1(11.1%)

Jul. 12th, 2007

octarine

Age in the 26th Century

Age is a bit more fluid than back on Earth-that-was. The average human lifespan is 120 years.1 A man nearly fifty may appear and operate as though in his early- to mid-thirties (e.g. Malcolm Reynolds, b. 2468 but still appearing thirtysomething in 2517). While chronological age is still important in determining a character's background, apparent age and functional age are not wholly dictated by chronological age.

Chronological age may determine a character's opportunities for certain life experiences (extensive formal education, military service in wartime, long-term relationships gone sour), but doesn't dictate a character's apparent age nor functional age. Apparent age is physiological or physical age, i.e. how old a character appears and how well his or her body performs as compared to standards. Functional age is psychological age. For most characters, apparent age and functional age will be roughly in sync.

Events in spacewestern will commence ca. 2517. Here's some NPC examples of age:
  1. Zacharias was born in 2457, making him chronologically 54 during the Battle of Serenity Valley (2511), but apparently and functionally in his late thirties. By 2517, Doc B is chronologically 58 but appears and functions around age 43.
  2. Heinrich was born in 2492, making him 25 on all accounts in 2517.
  3. Captain Brannon was born in 2481, making her chronologically 36 in 2517, but she appears in her mid-twenties and functions comparatively.


1 Serenity: The Official Visual Companion, p. 12