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Player: [personal profile] blackswanseer

Description: A driven "alternative archaeologist," with a gift for mathematics and a retinue of survey drones. Planning thread here, and physical description and backstory here.

What follows are our suggestions for how to represent her in Fate! [personal profile] blackswanseer, please correct us if we are wrong about anything.

Character sheet )

Now, here's what we need to know to finish her character sheet:

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Next up will be [personal profile] kaesa's, once we get the chance to write it up. >_>b

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Now that I'm mostly recovered from moving and stuff. ^^;

How about, I start a thread for each character, and we work one-on-one in the comments for each thread? Now that we've got them worked out in broad strokes. I can help you come up with aspects, and things. And then each post can become your character sheet, that you can reference during play.

Does that sound like a plan?

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I'm going to be cleaning the apartment and moving out this week, and I believe at least one other player has said that they've got their hands full as well. So the next week or two are going to be low-energy, "reply when you've got time for it" days.

Having said that, it looks like everyone who's still interested in playing has fleshed out their character concepts to some degree. So what I'd like everyone to do right now is work on their character sheets.

You can see a sample sheet at this link ...

... and the rules for picking skills and aspects and things at this link.

The full Fate Core rules, meanwhile, are at fate-srd.com.

Let us know if you have any questions still, keep the discussion in your character sheet's thread (on its own post) if possible, and we'll get back to you when we're able! Oh, and if you want an easy-to-use character sheet template, just copy-and-paste from the section below. ^^

You'll want to post your sheet to the community as a separate entry. Feel free to do so as a placeholder, or while you're still in the process of working on it, and we'll discuss specifics in the comments on your sheet's entry.

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First off, here are Our Heroes So Far in alphabetical order (and if we got something wrong please correct us!):

  • [personal profile] adad64 (unknown) has not posted on the intro thread yet!

  • [personal profile] blackswanseer (she/her) is thinking of playing Ilaria Viteri, a driven "alternative archaeologist" with a gift for mathematics and a retinue of survey drones.

  • [personal profile] kaesa (she/her) is considering playing either *Adriana or *Garamond. The former is an artist in search of her past, and the latter is a library assistant in search of adventure.

  • [personal profile] redsixwing (they/their/them) is planning to play as Rai / *Ascension, an AI which has come to believe he is actually a fictional, magic-using character (complete with false memories).

  • [personal profile] sablin27 (xe/xyr/xym) has not finished planning xyr character, but wants to play someone who's honest and trusting / na├»ve, and is considering being an AI who uses whatever systems are nearby to communicate.

As for the plot, we have some ideas which we'd like to share. >_>b

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As of right now, we have four players: [personal profile] redsixwing, [personal profile] sablin27, [personal profile] blackswanseer, and [personal profile] kaesa!

EDIT: We also have a provisional fifth player, [personal profile] adad64!

This is the thread where you all can introduce yourselves to each other. >_>b We would like it if you would each say a little about yourselves maybe, along with the following:

  • Your preferred pronouns

  • Your character concept so far

You are encouraged to comment on each other's concepts, and brainstorm ways that your characters might know each other or that their stories might fit together.

Speaking of stories, here is the plot: A group of people from the past end up in the sci-fi transhumanist future. The ways that someone can do so include, but are not limited to, cryogenic stasis and reconstruction from a thanogram. You can also play as someone from a Korean generation ship isolated society, if you like, one which may be socially and technologically regressive.

Finally, you can play as someone who's from the future and has to help the newcomers adjust ... or who wants them to play a role in their plans!

So yeah, please do the brainstorming thing in this thread. >_>b Don't forget that you can subscribe to individual comment threads, here on Dreamwidth.

More answers to questions will be forthcoming, if we can deal with our IRL stresses enough to do so. ^^;

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I wrote an essay -- or more like a draft of an essay -- which explains how your bodies and minds work, in the transhumanist future that we set the Analogue adapt (and this RP) in. You can read it on our journal.

I did not list SOMA as an influence, because after finishing watching a 2 Girls 1 Let's Play of it, I felt that it asked some interesting questions but gave unsatisfying answers. I also had a nervous breakdown, which partly contributed to needing to figure stuff out and then write this. >_>;

Let us know what you think, or if anyone has any questions about what this means for their character concepts.

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Okay! So like, this is worldbuilding Fate-style. This is actually Session Zero of the RP. We've got some ideas, you've got some ideas, let's put our heads together without actual physical contact. \o/

For reference, this is the start of Fate's section on making a game, and this is where it actually says what we need to decide. This is a game about proactive, competent people who face conflict and challenges; we already know that. So the questions ahead of us are:

  • What is the setting like?

  • Does the story take place on more of an epic or personal scale?

  • What issues are your characters dealing with? Are they internal or external?

  • What NPCs (Non-Player Characters) should we expect to run into? Whether as groups or individuals.

Once we know that, we can decide what your characters are like and how they fit in, whether we do that by adapting your existing designs or one of you wants to start over. Or both.

With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the things that inspired us, when we imagined our part of the story ...

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Let me know which of these ideas, games, and/or videos you liked, and we can try to find some answers together to the questions we listed above. >_>b Remember, this doesn't have to be set in a given video game's storyline; we can use as much or as little of each game as we want for our inspiration.