James Posted May 10, 2008 Share Posted May 10, 2008 [center][img]http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/522/vonbraunlogobl9.jpg[/img][/center] The Journey of a Lifetime[font=arial][size=2][color=#202020][b]01 APR 2050[/b] The city of [b]Washington Prime[/b] is tonight bracing itself for the first wave of space tourists, all bound for the [b]Marr Space Center[/b]. These lucky visitors will be the very first passengers on the [b]Von Braun[/b] and will be taking part in the ship's maiden voyage. The ship's passenger list makes for interesting reading, with its smattering of celebrities and politicians. However, [b]NARA[/b], which is handling all admissions and bookings, insists that the Von Braun will be available to passengers of all kinds. Those who can not afford tickets have had the opportunity to board the ship through other means (for example, by working as crew members or by winning competitions for first and second class rooms). During its maiden voyage, the Von Braun is scheduled to travel to the most distant parts of the galaxy and back. Passengers will be treated to stunning views of the [b][url="http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/9587/tranquilitycr9.jpg"]Tranquility Comets[/url][/b] and will even stop off at the [b][url="http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/4149/buerglehobbystaedtedieivs8.jpg"]NAR Deep Space Outpost[/url][/b] which, until now, has been largely off-limits to the media (and the public at large). The public's return to space promises to be interesting and, thanks to the Von Braun, it will be a memory that over one-thousands passengers will carry with them for the rest of their lives. [i]Washington Prime News Network (WPNN)[/i] [/font][/size][/color] The Von Braun Odyssey: A James & Indi RPG[font=arial][size=2][color=#202020]Welcome to [b]The Von Braun Odyssey[/b], a collaboration between Indi and myself. We have worked hard on many of the background elements for this, so we hope that you guys enjoy it. Before you sign up, I should point you in the direction of [b][url="http://www.otakuboards.com/showthread.php?t=58951"]the Backstage thread[/b][/url] for this RPG. This thread already contains some background story info as well as some basic information about the ship itself. As time goes on, Indi and I will be updating the [b]Dossier[/b] with further files. Players will also be welcome to submit Dossier files of their own. Below, you will find a [b]sign up form[/b], which Indi has already filled out with one of the NPCs we will be using in the story. This should give you a good example of how to fill it out. In terms of your character, there are really no limits. You can be a passenger (either someone who has bought a ticket, won a ticket - or even a stowaway) or you can be a member of the ship's crew (anything from a cook, to a security guard at the casino, to a holodeck skiing instructor). Please feel free to experiment with your character and have fun! We are going to use avatars/icons for characters and I have taken the liberty of putting together some examples already. If you want to use one of these pre-prepared avatars, please just include them in your post. If you see an avatar you want to use, you had better get in quick, because once someone has chosen an avatar it won't be available for another player to use. If you want to make your own, you are more than welcome. Please just make sure to keep the sizes at 110x110 pixels and ideally, the image should be black and white (in keeping with our retro theme). If you have any questions about your character or you want help with your avatar, please feel free to post in the Backstage thread. Also, I do want to mention one other thing. Although this RPG will not at all be considered "adult" in nature, it will be necessary for players to handle mature subject matter appropriately. If you are very easily offended or have difficulty dealing with subject matter of a mature nature, please consider your sign up carefully. While this RPG will not contain explicit material, we will certainly touch upon subjects that will need to be handled responsibly. [/font][/size][/color] Sign Up & Choose Avatar[font=arial][size=2][color=#233145]Here are the required sign-up fields. [b]Passenger/Crew Member Name:[/b] Your character's full name, as it would appear on the passenger list (or crew register). [b]Age:[/b] How old is your character? Please feel free to experiment with this; we would like to see as many different backgrounds as possible. [b]Identification:[/b] Place your character I.D./avatar in this field. If you want to make your own avatar, please ensure that it is 110x110 pixels in size (and if you need help with this, please ask us in the Backstage thread). Here are a group of pre-set avatars that you may use if you like (but again, feel free to make your own if you wish): [center][IMG]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/VBO/avatar2_crew.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/VBO/avatar9_guest.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/VBO/avatar8_guest.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/VBO/avatar7_guest.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/VBO/avatar6_guest.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/VBO/avatar20_crew.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/VBO/avatar19_crew.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/VBO/avatar18_crew.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/VBO/avatar17_crew.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/VBO/avatar16_guest.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/VBO/avatar14_guest.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/VBO/avatar13_guest.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/VBO/avatar12_guest.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/VBO/avatar11_guest.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/VBO/avatar10_guest.gif[/IMG] [/center] [b]Occupation & Background:[/b] Why are you on the ship? There are literally a million possibilities for this, but here are a few suggestions: [b]Officer:[/b] These staff members are senior members of the crew, who oversee all operations on the ship. The Officers all report directly to the Captain, who will be played by an NPC. [b]Hospitality:[/b] The crew responsible for seeing to the guests comforts. Possible positions could be in food, housekeeping and entertainment. [b]Maintenance:[/b] The crew responsible for maintaining the ship. They deal with any technical issues. They also oversee the ships engines and make any necessary adjustments to keep things running smoothly. [b]Security:[/b] The group responsible for the safety of the passengers and crew. You could choose to be a Security Officer (general ship security) and you could station yourself in a specific area. You can even sign up as Chief of Security, although the CoS would answer to the NPC we have included below (which will be controlled by Indi). [b]Passenger:[/b] There are several kinds of passengers, from the wealthy to the middle class, to those who won a ticket to the first voyage back into space. There is even the possibility that someone is on board as a stowaway. Please feel free to be creative with any of these areas - I'm sure there are roles that we haven't thought of, so we are more than happy for you to invent something of your own. Also, if you wish, you may put a little more about your character's personality and background in this field. Here is an example sign up, using one of the key NPCs in the story: [b]Passenger/Crew Member Name:[/b] Samantha A. Wells [b]Age:[/b] 25 [b]Identification:[/b] [img]http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/8936/avatar21crewxq4.gif[/img] [b]Occupation & Background:[/b] Samantha is a member of NARSIA (North Atlantic Republic Security & Intelligence Agency) and the official representative for the organization on the Von Braun. As the daughter of NARSIA’s Director of Security, Patricia Wells, Samantha is well acquainted with policy, procedure and politics surrounding the agency. Though she is rather firm and often strict (as she takes her responsibility very seriously), Samantha is also very open and friendly. Though the Von Braun has a Chief of Security for the trip to oversee all of the vessel's security needs, Samantha ultimately outranks the CoS and can step in at any time.[/font][/size][/color] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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