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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:54 am    Post subject: The Thractin Campaign -- Out of Character Reply with quote

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It's Battle of Yavin +2, the game is based on a little known world just beyond the edges of the Empire's known galaxy. The world, called Thractin, has a native civilization with something close to World War II technology -- gas burning ground vehicles, propeller driven planes, firearms. On an island the size of a small continent (about 300 km x 200 km) off of the main continent the civilization of the larger Star Wars Galaxy has gained a foot hold.

Thirty years ago a former scout for the Black Sun discovered the planet and the barely inhabited island continent and managed to trick the greedy planetary government of the time into selling it to him. He then established a fringe space-port town there based around a casino/inn and neutral territory safe-haven. The town, and island, have since exploded in population with smugglers, pirates, slicers, gamblers, information brokers, scouts -- anyone and everyone who wishes to avoid the Empire -- coming by the droves. Some stayed and set up home by choice, some lost everything in the casino and had to stay, some just use it as an occasional port of call. Other towns have sprouted up all along the islands coast, many of them making an industry out of introducing the local farmers to modern technology.

The main continent remains untouched, and the former greedy/corrupt government recently fell and was replaced by a fresh democracy. Little known to the criminal element in the main town (Telan), or the residents of the other towns, the Rebel Alliance established a base in the mountains at the center of the island many years ago. The base's main function is to serve as a recruitment and training center and as a liaison to the new planetary government. The government is highly sympathetic to the Rebellion's cause -- having been built on the foundation of a similar Rebellion -- and provides an ample supply of recruits. Many recruiters also work in the cities of the island, undercover, to recruit from the many people who come through those cities.

Also based on or near the island are a pair of pirate crews -- one largely well intentioned just trying to get by the only way they can, the other purely cruel and evil.


Welcome to the Thractin Campaign. I've got one character sheet already. If you expressed interest in the earlier thread and would definitely like to play go ahead and start working on you character sheets. Get them to me whenever you can.

Creation Info:

Standard (Racial Dice + 6D attributes, 7D for skills, 5 character points to start, 2 Force Points if Force Sensitive, 1 otherwise).

You can assign equipment to your character based on what you think fits, but generally try to keep it below 5000 credits total equipment cost. No ships for starting characters (sorry), they'll be useless in the beginning of the campaign anyway and you'll have chances to acquire them eventually.

If you want to bend the above creation rules in one way or another for story reasons feel free to run it by me.

House Rules:

No Melee Parry, no Brawling Parry. These skills are covered under the main combat skills (Melee Combat and Brawling respectively).

No Grenade skill. It's a specialization of thrown weapons.

Players:

Everyone who expressed interest in the game idea thread I posted has a reserved slot. If you decide you don't want that slot let me know. I'm gonna limit this campaign to 6 players, which means we have 1 slots left as it stands now. If you'd like to take one, post here or PM me saying so. First come, first serve.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am debating on joining, not sure yet Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:44 pm    Post subject: Character Reply with quote

I am in and I will forward my character to you tonight or tomorrow I hope. The plan is a pilot character.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Character Reply with quote

Flyboy2002 wrote:
I am in and I will forward my character to you tonight or tomorrow I hope. The plan is a pilot character.


hmm, i thought we were playing low tec characters... am I correct in assuming this?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anything goes. If you want to play a native then low tech yes. But Telan is a very active fringe spaceport. So you anything goes as long as the character's sympathies would lie with the Alliance.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got my guy on paper and I'll be forwarding him to you either tonight or tomorrow. I'm playing a Gambler. Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alcon wrote:
Anything goes. If you want to play a native then low tech yes. But Telan is a very active fringe spaceport. So you anything goes as long as the character's sympathies would lie with the Alliance.


Ok I think I am gonna join this one. I have a few ideas bouncing around in my head. Ill send you the most prevalent one in a pm.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm thinking an Ugly (ship made up of components of various other ships) pilot fringer type. I have the concept and the stats done up, just have to do a good background.
What sort of Ugly could I have compiled??

Interesting side note, I'm also using Telan as a place/racial name in a game that I'm running Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Freaky!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If approved, I'm gonna be playing a first mate. If that interest any of the pilot kinds being created here, maybe we get be from the same crew.
That is if the GM approves of course.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, looks like we have a game. Players are:

obidancer
vong
Ankhanu
Orpheus
Flyboy2002
suud43

That's six. If a seventh... reeeally wants to get in, I might allow it, but I'd prefer to keep it here.

Some of you have already gotten me your char sheets, I'm looking them over and I'll get back to you. The rest of you take your time making your characters. If you don't get em done in a week or two I'll start hounding you. In the mean time I'll keep posting information about the world so you can get your backgrounds nice and detailed. Even if they don't much involve Thractin I like nice and detailed backgrounds, so have at it. Once we've got your characters nailed down we'll put up a character thread so you can keep track of the details more easily.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi! Any chance I can join the campaign? I'm a relative newbie to pbp, but really want to play D6 star wars....I can fit in, by taking a character that might be needed at this point? Whatever you guys think is best. Nice to meet you all!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the board, HK.


I'm also toying with making a character out of one of my old character's protocol droids. Would the pilot concept or the slightly dysfunctional droid be a better concept for you, Alcon?? If I go with the droid, perhaps I could be associated with one of the other characters to help explain my presence...

S-3PO, or "Esthree" is a silver plated 3PO that has seen better days. Purchased by Ana as a 5th hand droid to help her in the greater galaxy, Esthree has seen a lot of the galaxy and years of service (at least twenty-two years); even with several memory wipes, it's begun to exhibit several personality quirks outside of its original programming.
One of its less desirable quirks is a tendency to occasionally mutter profanities in a muted tone, "under its breath", which has been known to get its owner into trouble from time to time. No programmer has been able to find the cause of this error.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it seems right now we would have a pilot, a first mate (scoundrel kind), a gambler, and a droid. That already sounds like a nice team.

What does our GM think about us being part of the same crew? What do you guys think?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, whether I go pilot or droid hinges on Alcon's thoughts on the matter Wink
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