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X-COM/XSDF RP THINK TANK (part3)

Discussion in 'X-COM Role Playing' started by DarkGemini24601, May 24, 2015.

  1. DarkGemini24601

    DarkGemini24601 Well-Known Member

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    (Part 3 of the XCOM Think Tanks) For general out-of-character discussion, suggesting ideas, commenting on the story, etc.
     
  2. DarkGemini24601

    DarkGemini24601 Well-Known Member

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    To start off, who is planning on playing an XSDF staff member besides me, Frost, and Zombie?
     
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    Dahlexpert Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking about it.
     
  4. MarineAvenger

    MarineAvenger Operator 21O Staff Member

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    I am, I have quite a few in mind actually.
     
  5. DarkGemini24601

    DarkGemini24601 Well-Known Member

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    Remember, only make as many characters as you can handle, and don't expect to be able to spend a ton of time with each if you have a lot. Too much pressure on everyone to cram together collaborations is going to make this a nightmare.
     
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    I think i'm going to have 4 characters, mostly soldiers an officer and. Probable some cameos from some of my old characters from story of defiance.
     
  7. Adrammalech

    Adrammalech Well-Known Member

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    I think I'll have 3-4 soldiers and one civilian.

    Don't take this as being aggressive, but keep that in mind for yourself too :p You did have the most characters last time.
     
  8. DarkGemini24601

    DarkGemini24601 Well-Known Member

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    If you thought it was going to sound aggressive (which it is) why did you say it?
     
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    Because I didn't mean it to be aggressive, but I thought it might seem like it over the internet which is why I clarified it.
     
  10. DarkGemini24601

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    Well, I'm exhausted and having a bad day. As for me, the only reason me and zmby will have more characters is because we're playing the essential staff and antagonists. Plus, I don't have a job or anything like you and Dahl do.
     
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    If we end up with something crazy like 35-50 player soldier characters we may need to reevaluate a little. That's the point I'm trying to make.
     
  12. Frostlich1228

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    Maybe we could spread some of the Essential Staff and Some of the Antagonist characters between everyone. I don't want it to feel like you and Zombie are the only two who can play Villians. Besides, I know how tough of a time Zombie and you are having right now, taking so many characters and running all the villians might put too much pressure on you.
     
  13. DarkGemini24601

    DarkGemini24601 Well-Known Member

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    There is one person that will be assisting us, but no. I don't like being the tone police here, but I don't want everyone playing the antagonists for several reasons. It disjoints the story by muddling what the enemy's goals are, it confuses things by having everyone playing both sides, and I simply don't want to have to deal with people getting angry at each other for power gaming in fights, or being dark or cruel to other people's characters as villains.
     
  14. MarineAvenger

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    I see what you mean Frost, but I think we should leave it up to them. They are durable and really, there are the ones who are usually around the most and post the most, so it is only fair for them to do it in my opinion, though I think they thank your concern none the less..
     
  15. DarkGemini24601

    DarkGemini24601 Well-Known Member

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    And we're not even gonna start this story until pretty much four weeks from now, or something like that. So we're going to have plenty of time to relax while I'm on my trip. Not going to break tradition, though. Thus far the story has (mostly) been told by the GM(s) playing the antagonists. We're writing a story that is the players fighting the enemy, not the players fighting other players.
     
  16. Adrammalech

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    For antagonists I agree, although we did have a non-GM antagonist who was not confusing to kill and very good as an antagonist. Other staff should be even though, I feel, provided the interest.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    *Realizes not talking about Viktor and reaches for gun.*
     
  20. Adrammalech

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    No, I was talking about Viktor, I just do not know what that image is :p