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[PbP On, OOC] Life After: WE ARE BACK! LOOK!

TalonrazorTalonrazor Registered User regular
edited March 2007 in Critical Failures
We are resumed!

Welcome to Life After The Bomb's Out-Of-Character Thread! The In-Character thread is here. Be sure to read this OP for information and current game status. Window timeframe is near the bottom. It is never too late to join nor too full!

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There are no accidents, only nature throwing her weight around. Even the bomb merely releases energy that nature has put there. Nuclear war would be just a spark in the grandeur of space. Nor can radiation ''alter'' nature: she will absorb it all. After the bomb, nature will pick up the cards we have spilled, shuffle them, and begin her game again.
- Camelia Paglia


The Story


PHOENICS Bunker Charlie 42 has opened. It's been twenty-seven years since the bomb fell. You've been awakened seventy-three years too early.

Ninety-percent of the world population is dead. Every major city is a shattered graveyard of skeletal towers. Massive deserts dot what was once prairie and green hills. As the few survivors crawl out of bomb shelters and fallout bunkers, they behold a forever altered world. Radiation levels have begun to fall as new societies rise. Human civilization is just beginning to rebuild. Welcome to life after the bomb.

This is a d20 Modern Play-by-Post game, using d20 Modern and d20 Apocalypse. It explores humanity scrambling to rebuild after tearing itself apart. Players join a destroyed world, where every bullet counts and every item is worth its weight in gold. This a game of nuclear mutants, of road gangs, of scavenged vehicles. This is the world of Mad Max and Fallout. Here, every bullet fired and gallon of gas consumed has enormous impact. Can you survive in the new world? Can you help rebuild humanity? Can you live after the bomb?

Important Places

If you want to chat or hang out with fellow players, toss around character concepts or plan devious doings, then pop in the #bombfell channel on irc.slashnet.org. #bombfell is now an official channel and the proper hangout place for Life After The Bomb! There is always someone in channel so stop by and chat about the bomb with us.

In-Character Thread - Where the magic happens!

United States After The Bomb - Postwar map of the United States.

Life After Wiki - This wiki can hold character bios and information on communities or towns that the players wish to record. Awesome nods to Scooter for keeping track of this. To edit the Wiki, password is phoenics.

Charater Generation Wiki Page - Character creation rules, starting items and more!

Equipment List - This has everything the party has in terms of food, water, ammunition and other equipment. Everything is tracked here. Be sure to consult this constantly, it'd suck to find out you don't have enough water to survive that trip across the desert....

Bunker Map - The map of Charlie 42.

IRC Guide - D&M's guide to setting up IRC

mIRC - Download.com's download for the free IRC client

d20 Modern Character Creator - A generator for d20 Modern and all it's expansion, it's not a 100% accurate so be sure to go over your character carefully before submitting.

Invisible Castle - The dice roller, provides a way to prove rolls. Use this to roll for your stats and other dice checks.

3Eprofiler - Online character sheet database, all characters need to have a sheet filed in here or another 3eProfiler

The Players

This game will always be open to players! A player can join at any time (with the understanding that it might be a few posts before he gets worked in) and anyone is welcome. If you can write quality posts and make the posting windows, join up!

Players who join at the start assumed the role of a United States PHOENICS Team. The Protection of Humanity by Organized Engineered Nuclear Insulation Chamber Systems program was started in the Cold War with the goal of preserving the nation of the United States should the unthinkable happen; a global nuclear holocaust. Dozens of PHOENICS bunkers were scattered around the US. Each bunker was assigned an elite, highly trained team that would undergo cyro-hibernation in the case of a large-scale nuclear attack.

After a hundred years, the teams would emerge from their hibernation, equipped with the knowledge and tools to reinstate the United States. However, Bunker Charlie 42 has suffered a disaster. Located deep underground below Hayes Center, Nebraska, the bunker's mainframe has released everyone from their hibernation chambers. Players awaken to find their bunker damaged and heavily looted, with most of the team dead. As Team Charlie 42, they now must set foot out of the bunker to survive. They must explore the world around them and discover what has happened. It is a harsh world out there and they will meet many enemies… and some allies.

People can join as survivors of the nuclear holocaust, such as bikers or some zany crazy old man that lives by a dried out lake. This setting is pretty conducive to stumbling about random wanderers so it won't be too big of a deal to write a joiner in. Likewise, it isn't too difficult to write someone out, as a character might simply settle down in a community to help it regrow.

The Game

Current Timeframe:
Last GM Story Post: 12/10
Next GM Story Post: 12/29


The flavor of this game will be very Mad Max-ish. It will be somewhat zany, with mutant biker gangs and steampunk sandcrawlers, to bizarre cults and societies. It’s a feudal world out there. Since this is a PbP, it will not move as fast as a tabletop or IRC game. Therefore, I’m going to be enforcing a set of rules to help clip it along.

- No one-line posts. I’ll be writing longer and more detailed posts, I’d like this PbP to read as a pulp novel rather then a disjointed conversation. If someone posts small posts, they'll be getting less XP!
- 2-day posting window. Every other day(usually night or early next morning) I’ll be making a GM Story Post. I might miss a day or two here or there. If you don’t make the window, your character gets NPC’d.
- Missing window three times without notification equals character death. If you don’t post for more then five days, I’ll kill off your character. This basically means if you do not post during the weekdays, you'll get murdered. Of course, if you shoot me a simple PM or say you can’t make a few windows in the OOC thread, no worries. We’ve all got lives. If you get killed off and want to still play, re-roll a character and wait for him to get inro'd.

Hopefully with these rules in place, the game will avoid a lot of problems most PbP games have. You ODAMers are pretty awesome so I think this will totally kickass. I’m not setting any limit on players; there can be as many as people who want to play.

At this point you must ask yourself one thing; can you live after the bomb?

The Characters

PHOENICS Team C-42

Victor Brogue - piL - Charismatic 3/Negotiator 3 - Public Relations - Wiki Page

Sfc. Jason Dakin - jdarksun - Fast 4/Soldier 2 - Delta Force Operator - Wiki Page

Capt. Helen Clays - Scooter - Strong 3/Soldier 3 - Tank Commander - Wiki Page

Jackson Northfield - Elfword - Smart 6 - Engineer - Wiki Page

Matthew McCane - GrimmyTOA - Tough 3/Bodyguard 3 - Secret Service agent - Wiki Page

Matthias Dacks - Anaximander - Dedicated 3/Field Medic 3 - Naval Corpsman - Wiki Page

2nd Lt. Rob "Crash" Hightower - Thanatos - Fast 3/Transporter 3 - Special Ops Wheelman - Wiki Page

Harold Greep - JacquesCousteau - Smart 1/Strong 3/Archaic Weaponmaster 2 - Historical Enthusiast - Wiki Page

Hadrian Hisrock - Shamus - Fast 4/Infiltrator 2 - Ex-CIA Agent - Wiki Page

Dr. George Miller - Cyberjackal - Smart 4/Field Scientist 2 - Biologist - Wiki Page

Dr. Rachel Vuic - Pyscholarry1 - Smart 5/Charismatic 1 - Professor of Philosophy - Wiki Page

Armageddon Survivors

Michael King - INeedNoSalt - Fast 3/Gunslinger 3 - Religious Gunslinger (postwar) - Wiki Page

Abu-Hassan Jafar Al-Ayman - Gypsy - Strong 3/Helix Warrior 3 - Mutant Warrior (prewar) - Wiki Page

Charlie Redleaf - 3lawp0 - Smart 3/Scavenger 3 - Scavenger, Trader (postwar) - Wiki Page

Jessica Rose - Mr. Rose - Tough 3/Deadshot 3 - Sharpshooter (postwar) - Wiki Page

Amira 'Amy' Friedman - Eela06 - Charismatic 2/Fast 4 - Multifaceted Mutant (postwar) - Wiki Page

Phil - Grid System - Tough 3/Survivalist 3 - Tracker (postwar) - Wiki Page

Timothy Folsom - codechino - Dedicated 3/Field Medic 3 (prewar) - Traveling Medic - Wiki Page

Vesta - mazikeen - Strong 3/Martial Artist 3 - Mutant Gladiator (postwar) - Wiki Page

Orokos - Infidel - Fast 3/Transporter 2/Road Warrior 1 (postwar) - Gearhead Road Warrior - Wiki Page

Notable Inhabitants (NPCs)
Frederick Shell the Storyteller - Master Talesman
Aryael Cass - PHOENICS C-42 Member

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    ColtColt .45 ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Couple questions...

    Would a) lacking the D20 apok book break me in this and b) just getting into the realms of PbP DND break me too? I am actually playing a game (a few games actually) on another forum but I still getting into the swing of things.

    And what's that picture from?

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    TalonrazorTalonrazor Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    a) That won't be too big of a problem
    b) I'm pretty lenient with this game, I'm just wanting to have a fun time. As long as you can write solid, coherent posts and not three or four sentences, you'll be golden.

    And that picture was a quick GIS for post-apocalypse. First result. :P

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    ColtColt .45 ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I have seen it like...3 other times and I still don't know what it is from >_<

    Ok, write my name down then. I can join ya.

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    EndomaticEndomatic Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I'd be interested in this, but do not have a d20 apoc book either, is there an online resource for something like this?

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    ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Endomatic wrote:
    I'd be interested in this, but do not have a d20 apoc book either, is there an online resource for something like this?

    Same.

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    INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt with blood on my teeth Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    So, I'm thinking maybe a doctor sort of character...

    Or a wild-west flavored gunslinger. Oooh... I like that idea.

    I'll get my hands on an Apoc book and take a look over that, though, tonight.

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    ElfWordElfWord Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Count me in. Right now I'm looking at a Tech/Mechanic/Engineer/Salvager kind of character, but that might change to more of a combat-focused law & order almost paladinish kind of leader.

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    ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2006
    Scooter wrote:
    Endomatic wrote:
    I'd be interested in this, but do not have a d20 apoc book either, is there an online resource for something like this?

    Same.

    same, and i'll try to find a book today

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    ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Found a book, so I'm good. No idea what to be though.

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    ElfWordElfWord Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I'm in the #bombfell channel on IRC if anyone wants to brainstorm about characters and such. irc.slashnet.org in case anyone doesn't know.

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    TalonrazorTalonrazor Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    So I hit the computer lab after flunking my Lab test (it is fun to do a test that you did not know about and you haven't slept since an entire night ago) and I find a lot of awesome in here.

    I am pretty excited after looking at who all are wanting in on this and I tell you I think this is going to rock.

    I've been getting a lot of comments from people about not being sure what they want to be so I thought I'd eleborate a bit in hopes of stirring creativity.

    The idea is that the PHOENICS Teams are comprised of individuals who represent America's best chance to regrow. Now, there could be a million reasons you'd get on a Team, it could be a political appointment or wrangling by a selfish individual who wants to make sure he lives through doomsday. It could be someone who has a secret agenda and wants to rebuild the world in their vision. It could be a patriot wanting to ensure the American Way does not die out. These teams will pretty much have anyone, as every facet of modern life wants to be represented.

    The idea also is that no one really knows the other in these teams. You get selected, then go about your daily life close to a secret bunker. When the call comes, the team assembles and is spirited away to their destination. So there's a lot for your character to mull over. After all, to them they've just waken up. It was 15 minutes ago that someone was telling you that the world was about to end...

    Now, if you want to play a survivor, I'm all for that. I'm going to limit the Survivor type characters to a few people, however. So keep that in mind. As you guys go about getting characters created ask questions and I'll get answers in OP.

    And once again, I'm not really setting a cap on how many players.

    I will also be on AIM for a few hours (talonofrazor) then in the ODAM IRC room afterwards for questions/brainstorming/whatever.

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    Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I would love to get in on this, but I will have neither the time nor the books until after Xmas. Do you think it would be too late to join then?

    Obviously not as a member of the starting PHOENICS team, but... Actually, I have an idea in that direction which is not yet fully formed so I won't post it yet.

    Anyway, too late, or not late enough?


    EDIT ADD: Another question, the answer to which might help some people: Who is/was selecting these teams? Is it basic political bureaucracy or some sort of think-tank full of super-genius' with no social skills? Are the selectees carefully regulated and psychologically profiled or just picked for their hard skills and thrown together?

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    TalonrazorTalonrazor Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Mr_Rose wrote:
    I would love to get in on this, but I will have neither the time nor the books until after Xmas. Do you think it would be too late to join then?

    Obviously not as a member of the starting PHOENICS team, but... Actually, I have an idea in that direction which is not yet fully formed so I won't post it yet.

    Anyway, too late, or not late enough?

    Nah, I'm going to have it so anyone can drop in or out. I'm trying to have this game be an example of what can be done in oDaM (which is why I am having it played here) and to attract new forumers to it. So anyone is more then welcome and in fact encouraged to play a character that may be from a small community and may only help the rest of the players during their time there. Or he can stick around with the main players and travel with them. Get tired of playing the game? Then he's an NPC or Mutant food.

    This type of game easily lends itself to a very collected group of people moving around, forming a band of survivors that try to forge something out of this new world, so it's very easy to script in a character pick up here or there.

    EDIT TO THE EDIT!

    The idea is that this is a program started by the United States during the Cold War. It was very popular and during that era it was the best and brightest of Americans with the sole purpose of re-establishing the US as the new superpower. After the Cold War the program was put on the back burner until things heated up with Iran, North Korea going nuclear and terrorists detonating a nuke in London (all around four or five years from now). Then once again, the program was funded heavily and the United States, along with think-tanks and a few other nations, started to select members.

    While most are drawn from various fields with careful screening, there are large holes in the system and there could be a number of more shady or illogical characters that got a slot in. Also, it could be easily understandable if a Senator slipped in a favored candidate, perhaps with a bribe facilating the deal...

    Over all, the program's goal is to ensure that humanity, 21st century life and knowledge, and the United States survives the upcoming doomsday in order of importance.

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    ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Just to help anyone else deciding on a class set, right now I'm making up a strong/soldier army officer.

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    CyberJackalCyberJackal Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Consider me interested. This will remain pretty much pbp though, right? I have always hesitated from joining some of these games that mention vent or whatever due to my occasionally eratic schedule.

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    TalonrazorTalonrazor Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Consider me interested. This will remain pretty much pbp though, right? I have always hesitated from joining some of these games that mention vent or whatever due to my occasionally eratic schedule.

    Yea, it'll remain PbP. Novo Aether dominates my entire day of Saturday and I can't sacrifice another day to this hobby, as much as I'd like to. In addition, I want to make this as open to ODAMers as possible (without sacrificing quality). Feel free to join us. Just gotta be able to type up a post every day or two and notify me when you'll miss a window.

    I'm updating OP with character roles that have so far been claimed.

    I am also in #odam on irc.slashnet.org if anyone wants to talk turkey.

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    piLpiL Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Scooter wrote:
    Just to help anyone else deciding on a class set, right now I'm making up a strong/soldier army officer.

    I'm going for a Relations/Face guy.

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    ColtColt .45 ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I'm going Fast/Survivalist guy.

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    TalonrazorTalonrazor Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    OP's been updated with a few tidbits. Make sure to read over them carefully. I'm in #bombfell now, it is the cool kids hangout. A number of us are here plotting and devising.

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    GrimmyTOAGrimmyTOA Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Hi all --- I'd really like to join in on this, but I'm hamstrung by a few things.

    a) I'm brand spankin' newly registered. This isn't a problem for me, of course, but if you want me to kick around and earn my stripes for a bit before I jump into this, I'll understand. Especially when you take into account issue

    b) I've never played d20 modern before. I'm working on improving my comprehension, but I guarantee I'll make at least one boneheaded error over the course of the game.

    That said, I'm enthusiastic, I like to write, and I've got a character idea.

    I will (if invited to play) be making a Strong/Bodyguard character. I guess my conceit is that the person I was assigned to protect didn't make it through the long sleep.

    Anyway, let me know. Sounds like fun.

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    TalonrazorTalonrazor Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    GrimmyTOA wrote:
    Hi all --- I'd really like to join in on this, but I'm hamstrung by a few things.

    a) I'm brand spankin' newly registered. This isn't a problem for me, of course, but if you want me to kick around and earn my stripes for a bit before I jump into this, I'll understand. Especially when you take into account issue

    b) I've never played d20 modern before. I'm working on improving my comprehension, but I guarantee I'll make at least one boneheaded error over the course of the game.

    That said, I'm enthusiastic, I like to write, and I've got a character idea.

    I will (if invited to play) be making a Strong/Bodyguard character. I guess my conceit is that the person I was assigned to protect didn't make it through the long sleep.

    Anyway, let me know. Sounds like fun.

    The reason this entire game exists is to encourage people to come to oDaM and I am fucking thrilled right now. My goal's accomplished if someone joined to play this game. You are more then welcome to join us.

    Now, not playing d20 Modern might be a problem but this a PbP, meaning you can easily ask questions before posting. As long as you can write intelligent, coherent posts that are quality, you are gold.

    I'll add ya to the roster.

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    GrimmyTOAGrimmyTOA Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Thanks, I appreciate the welcome. I'll try not to mess up too badly, or too often. :D

    EDIT: Of course, I say that and then come up with my first dopey question. When you say that our five items must have a DC of under 21 -- I'm not sure what that means, precisely. Is there a list of any sort that I could get my hands on?

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    INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt with blood on my teeth Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    GrimmyTOA wrote:
    Thanks, I appreciate the welcome. I'll try not to mess up too badly, or too often. :D
    You can come join us in that IRC channel (slashnet, #bombfell), we're discussing characters.

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    TalonrazorTalonrazor Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    :^:

    Also, Thanatos just said we can have two threads for the game. This thread will become our OOC and we'll have an IC up when the game starts.

    For starting dates, I'm thinking I'll get the IC thread up around Friday night. Is this suitable to everyone?

    This thread will tell you what you need to know about getting on IRC.

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    ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I'd really like to get in on this, actually.

    I'll have to look over the D20 modern sourcebooks to see what I want to make, though. I'm assuming no psionic/magic/mutants/masterminds/crazy shit?

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    TalonrazorTalonrazor Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    So in #bombfell, choosing the five personal items has become a major deal, as no one knows when the next chance to find working items will be. So I'm listing what is in your personal footlocker. These are items you know you have. As for the rest in the bunker, you'll have to wait and see....
    1 Glock 17
    4 9mm clips (17 bullets each)
    1 First Aid Kit
    1 Daypack
    2 sets of Fatigues (Standard Army with PHEONICS patch)
    1 Gortex Rainsuit (Pants and Overcoat)
    1 Field Survival Kit
    1 Flashlight

    The Survival Kit is based off of one I built and contains the following:
    signal mirror, firesticks, lighter, knife sharpner, Swiss Army Chest Knife , stormproof matches, 2x box of matches, 1 waterproof box of waterproof matches, whistle, 2x compass, 2x mousetrap, thick spool of thread, soap, 2x space blankets, 4 large garbage bags, duct tape, 2x emergency candle, bottle of vitamins, bottle of water tablets, fishing kit and line, 20x clothes pin of variety sizes, sewing kit, scissors, basic medical kit (6x bandage, antibotic cream, medical tape, moleskin), bug repellent, chapstick and kinetic-charged squeeze flashlight

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    TalonrazorTalonrazor Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Thanatos wrote:
    I'd really like to get in on this, actually.

    I'll have to look over the D20 modern sourcebooks to see what I want to make, though. I'm assuming no psionic/magic/mutants/masterminds/crazy shit?

    We are in #bombfell right now, actually. Just about everyone. If you pop on, we can go over it all.

    I'm going to post a big log from these conversations.

    I should answer the question too.

    There won't be any magic or crazy stuff but there will be mutants from radiation. It's going to be pretty gritty and realistic but I kinda want to capture the zany feel of Mad Max as well. I'm not heading towards weird stuff but more like mutated humans.

    Right now, I think we've got combat aspect covered pretty well. We still need things like Field Scientist, a survival expert or what have you. Someone taking the Survivalist AvC from d20 Modern Player's Companion or Road Warrior AvC from d20 Apoc might be a good idea as well.

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    ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Here is my current setup, to people still wondering what's needed: http://3eprofiler.bradley-online.com/view.php?id=24

    Rundown: Capt. Helen Clays (stole the name from one of my CoH characters) is a general's daughter, and an officer in the Army's Armored Cav (tanks) herself. While she was barely even aware such a program existed, her father got her in, and she was rather surprised one day to find government agents rushing her into a bunker. She's patriotic, a loyal American, and a very skilled and honest officer.


    Strong 3/Soldier 3, not bad in melee or ranged, a decent driver, and knows a bit of demolitions.

    Equipment: Undercover Vest, Brass Knuckles, Steyr AUG w/4 clips, 4 lbs of C4, 4 radio detonators. Survival kit covered most everything I could think of for survival, and rebuilding civilization wasn't really something she's trained for.

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    GrimmyTOAGrimmyTOA Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Here's my character, as he stands. http://3eprofiler.bradley-online.com/view.php?id=26

    Matthew McCane is a former Secret Service officer. One of the best, he was selected as the protector for a high ranking official slated for preservation in C-42. The official (a senior Senator) didn't survive the Long Sleep, and as such Matthew finds himself strangely guilt-ridden. He believes that his highest duty is to protect the mechanisms that enable the U.S. government to function. He doesn’t care about the technicalities or the little things, necessarily, but is absolutely inflexible regarding what he perceives as the bigger picture.

    Tough 3/Bodyguard 3. Melee or ranged combat, in that order. He's a keen observer of situations and people, and is remarkably tough to put down.

    Equipment: Undercover Vest, 10 clips of ammunition for a Glock pistol, high-quality binoculars, high quality handcuffs, a combat knife. Matthew was geared for protection. He wasn't aware that he'd have to be rebuilding anything in particular, as his job was to enable the rebuilders to keep breathing.

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    ElfWordElfWord Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Jackson Northfield: Smart Hero 6; Init +2(Dex); Defense 14(+2 class, +2 Dex); Spd 30 ft; HP 50; Atk +4 melee, +5 ranged; SQ Savant(Repair), Savant(Search), Savant[Craft(Mechanical)]; SV Fort +6, Ref +6, Will +4; AP 39; Str 13, Dex 14, Con 18, Int 18, Wis 13, Cha 10.
    Equipment: Deluxe electrical tool kit, mechanical tool kit, deluxe fabrics kit, rugged laptop, box of cheer food(30 servings).
    Skills: Repair +22, Craft(mechanical) +22, Craft(structural) +21, Craft(electronics) +13, Search +21, Survival +5, Craft(clothing) +8, Navigate +13, Spot +6, Listen +5, Decipher Script +6, Computer Use +6, Forgery +6.
    Feats: Builder[Craft(mechanical), Craft(structural)], Gearhead, Heroic Surge, Lightning Reflexes, Meticulous, Personal Firearms Proficiency, Smart Plus{Savant[Craft(Structural)], Exploit Weakness}, Well-Equipped(p.30 TF).
    Starting Occupation: Craftsperson[Bonus Feat: Builder, Repair +1, Craft(Mechanical) +1].
    Languages Spoken: English, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese.
    Languages Read/Written: English.
    Jackson Northfield is a 35 year old 1/2 hispanic, 1/2 caucasian American who since being a little boy has had more fun taking his toys apart than he has actually playing with them. When he got a little bit older, he discovered that when he put 4 of the 6 toys he took apart back together, those 4 were much better than the 6 he began with.

    Jackson is what some might call an ultra-hobbyist. Far beyond being your average home inventor/tinkerer/mechanic/engineer, Jackson has traveled around the world to get parts to build just about everything from a miniature robotic dragonfly to a custom made dam in South Dakota. His life has been a gift of talent, health, world experience, and success.

    Jackson was recruited into the PHOENICS program via connections to a variety of people involved in the manufacture of nuclear-hardened equipment, survival gear, weapons manufacturing, protective coating substances, etc. So many sources simply said, "You should see what this man does," that they did, and were suitably impressed. Relocated to Hay Springs, Nebraska, Jackson led a pleasant life of tinkering and chatting with his few neighbors in solitude before the bombs fell.
    Jackson will be your craftsman, mechanic, engineer, inventor, builder, salvager, and general Mr. Fixit for the duration of the campaign. He's not any good in combat, or at negotiation, but if you handle those for him he could be your most useful party asset, along with the medic.

    He's more than willing to trade favors or goods, and always willing to strike up a conversation. Because many of his skills revolve around having time and a place to build things, he'll be more in favor of settling down in a suitable location and fortifying it than constantly remaining on the move. On the other hand, he'll always be willing to make a trip to find new parts. An nonreligious but basically moral man, Jackson will not long associate with a group that tends to make wrong decisions more often than the right ones.

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    TalonrazorTalonrazor Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Characters are looking awesome, I think we've got some interesting times up ahead. I'm liking how you guys are sculpting them with the idea of how they are going to go about affecting the world around them. Good stuff. If someone needs a character idea still, a martial artist would round out combat abilities nicely.

    The Bunker is located in Hayes Center, Nebraska. Nebraska is an actual military target because it contains the Offutt Air Force Base, located 8 miles south of Omaha. It is home to the 385th Bomb Wing, and is the Headquarters of U.S. Strategic Command. So any military or political characters can hail from that area and still have been rushed into the bunker in time. Or you can be relocated, like Elf did with his character.

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    Anthrax! Please.Anthrax! Please. Registered User regular
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    JacquesCousteauJacquesCousteau Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Hey, if you're still looking for players, I think this'd be fun to play in. I was thinking of a vehicle/acrobatics oriented player who survived the appocalypse with his father, a retired stuntman who settled with his family out in the country. Anyway, I figure his father was killed by roaming banditos so he fled and has ended up stumbling on the phoenics people while escaping another group of thugs.

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    TalonrazorTalonrazor Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Hey man, you bet. The more the merrier!

    Can you get on IRC? We are at #bombfell still on irc.slashnet.org, chatting about builds and whatnot. You'd fit perfectly into something they were trying to get filled.

    As long as you can post once a day or two and write quality posts that are fun to read, you're golden! Welcome aboard, I'll put you on the roster.

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    ShamusShamus Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Sign-ups still open? I'd love to play.

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    JacquesCousteauJacquesCousteau Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Gotta get up early tomorrow, but glad to see that I'm needed. Heh, maybe I'll see you folks on IRC tomorrow?

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    TalonrazorTalonrazor Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Shamus wrote:
    Sign-ups still open? I'd love to play.

    This game will always have sign-ups open. I don't plan to close them unless the group just becomes a huge massive army or something. Even then, I'd probably split the game up into two separate games under another GM then just close sign-ups.

    Feel free to join us as long as you can make the commitment. Remember, miss three windows in a row (six days of posting) and your character dies off. Just notify me beforehand you'll be taking time off and we've got no problems!

    We are in irc.slashnet.org, #bombshell if you want to chat and talk about characters etc.

    Yes, I'm going to be in IRC most of the day as well, organizing the next wave of players. It's looking like people are wanting a launch date pretty soon so we are pushing for a Wednesday night launch of the IC thread. Drop by #odam or #bombfell tomorrow and we can talk builds.

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    ShamusShamus Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Sweet, sounds good. I'm gonna look over the material before commiting to a character concept, tho' I have a few ideas bouncing in my head.

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    INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt with blood on my teeth Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    My character is very, very heavily influenced by Roland and the Dark Tower books. Might as well put that out there right now.

    So, Michael King is religious. Very religious. He was born not more than three years after the bombs fell, and as such, has no memories of the time before The Bomb, and no desire to know of the past. "The world has moved on," he'd say, and leave it at that.

    Michael was raised by his mother and father early on, although his mother died when he was a child at the hands of marauders and his father was taken back to the Holy Kingdom at the hands of radiation when Michael was sixteen. Michael was instilled with morals during the time he spent with his parents, however, and holds tight to them, believing that his knowledge of what is right and his unwavering faith are all that set him apart in a world that God has forsaken.

    Michael was well-trained by his father in the art of combat with personal firearms, and has had time yet in the Wastes to hone his skill (between mutants, bandits, marauders, and unfriendly creatures, there's no shortage of things to shoot - unfortunately, there is a shortage of bullets.)

    Michael stands at 6 feet tall, weighing roughly 175 pounds. He's a caucasian with a dark tan from many years spent under the sun, and he dresses, honest to god, like someone out of a Wild West flick.

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    ShamusShamus Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I think I've settled on a character concept; a con artist, who found his way onto the PHEONICS team with some careful bribing and some identity theft. I'm considering a full Charisma build, though I may switch in some levels of Inflitrator. A fast-talking criminal with a knack for survival.

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