Approved by LPS
Still accepting players
In the distant future mankind has colonized a number of other planets. To keep in contact and to keep trade routes steady large tracks were constructed between the planets. Every month intergalactic trains travel across these laser tracks from one planet to another.
These journeys are not always safe however. Due to budget costs there is very little security on the trains and dangers are always lurking in deep space. Space bandits riding robot ponies are known to raid trains. Infection is also known to break out on long journeys with no cure. Despite these dangers there is much money to be had in new colonies and temptations of wealth or simple escapism for the troubles on Earth outweigh the risks these journeys pose.
You, the player, are off to a new planet to escape the woes of Earth. The game is a light comedy sci-fi adventure. Please don't overdo the comedy with your character to the point where everything becomes lol random.
Your characters will need a name, gender, age, personality and a but of background. We'll also need to know what they look like, you can describe this or post a picture(or post both ). Lastly you get four stats; Strength, Toughness, Dexterity and Intelligence. A basic character starts with normal on all of these stats. You can change one stat from normal to good by lowering another to poor. So you can have 2 good and 2 poor, 1 good 1 poor and 2 normal or all normal.
There is a dice mechanic in the game for all major actions and combat. Major actions are stuff like breaking down sealed doors or leaping from one carriage to another. Combat is all opposed actions. So trying to convince a guard you should be let past or attacking a bandit will require dice rolls. Simply state the action you wish to do and I'll roll where appropriate and tell you if you failed or succeeded.
A good stat will give you a bonus to a roll while a poor one will decrees your roll. A normal stat has no effect on the roll.
EDIT: You can take two poor stats to make one stat excellent. This will basically be a re-roll.
Blank Character Sheet:
Stats: Strength - Normal. Toughness - Normal. Intelligence - Normal. Dexterity - Normal.
Sample Character Sheet:
Appearance: Duke is tall with bright blue eyes and shaved head. He wears warm baggy clothes such as coats and jumpers.
Personality: Duke is optimistic and adventurous. He dislikes authority and can become aggressive when challenged.
History: Duke dropped out of school and left home at the age of 15. He found work in a local fast food restaurant but grew weary of it quickly. He disliked the customers and his bosses attitude as well as how the restaurant was run. After hearing about the new colonies by eves dropping on customers discussions he decided to make a life for himself there. He aims one day to own his own shop.
Stats: Strength - Normal. Toughness - Normal. Intelligence - Poor. Dexterity - Good.
I'll pm you where you can start on the train once I have the main thread up and a map of the train.