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the Silent Void (Play Test)

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:11 pm
by J.K.Mosher
A smallish bull like man walks into the crew quarters of the Nova-Sysco Mining Corp facilities. He's chewing on an unlit cigar as he surveys the odd ball collection of employees.

"Alright ya Rough-necks! The quarterly shift change is in 12 hours. If you're plannin' to hop the shuttle and head earthbound and spend your pay, you better get your arses moving." the man chews on his cigar for a few moments before adding, "It's been a good shift gents and ladies. HQ is real happy with the quality ore we sent down, and aside from a few pranks you lot have been right professional in filling your contracts. It's been a pleasure, not get you gear and be at the airlock by 08:00 or you'll have to float home!"

There is a spatter of chuckles through out the room as the shift-manager turns and walks away leaving the crew to get ready.

Background info:
The year is 20XX, and you are a rough-neck working for the Nova-Sysco Mining Company.
Your current work site is on the moon. Having just finished your 3 month shift you are getting
ready to jump the shuttle to earth.

Re: the Silent Void (Play Test)

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:30 pm
by J.K.Mosher

How To Join In:
Just make a character as outlined in the rules. The game rules can be found at the link below. ... edit?pli=1

And post the vital statistics (ie Name, MAP and PEP ranks) to this thread.

Thread Rules:
1- Game will start when I have at least 2 players. If more want to join in feel free. :)
2- All game text will be in Black, OOC in a Blue (like this post).
3- Unless otherwise agreed upon the "Posting Deadline" will be 24 hours after I post.
This is subject to change pending on what you the players feel is an acceptable deadline.

Reason(s) for doing this:
1- I want to test the system.
2- I want to see if anyone can break the system.
3- I want to see if I can even run a game I created :twisted:
4- For Fun . . . at least that is the plan. :D

Additional Background:
You are starting at the mining facility.
The shuttle will be making a mid-way stop at a space station.
The next post will set the story further, and give any players a chance to introduce their characters.

Re: the Silent Void (Play Test)

PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:54 am
by Onix
I'd jump in on this but I'm not sure if I can commit, I may be away on work next week. I'll find out later today and post what I can do.

Re: the Silent Void (Play Test)

PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:59 am
by koipond
Vance chuckled with the rest of the team, knowing full well that Rocco had been talking about him, even if Rocco avoided making eye contact with Vance when he talked about practical jokes. Vance had started up with Luke, and it has been some great jokes. The kind you can appreciate and tell other work crews over beers after work. It had all been in good fun, even though some of the folks on the crew had grumbled about it. Hell, Rocco didn't seem to mind it much at all.

Name: Vance Barrera
AR: 35

Re: the Silent Void (Play Test)

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:09 am
by J.K.Mosher
I have one brave soul, and a maybe . . . anyone else :D
Once I have another character I'll move on with the story :)

Re: the Silent Void (Play Test)

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:15 am
by Onix
I still don't have word. Oh well, I'll try not to be scarce but I may end up missing a few days on occasion.

Alex was desperate to get home. The long stay up in space was straining his marriage. His wife was threatening to leave him and take their daughter with her. Why didn't she understand that he was doing this all for them? He could find a decent job earthside so he took this one so they could afford the downpayment for their own house.

Alex vowed he would never go back into space again. He loved the work the first few months went fine. Programming and controlling the search and retrieve probes was challenging and even fun but it had nearly destroyed his life.

Name: Alex Mapp
AR: 35

Re: the Silent Void (Play Test)

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:11 pm
by J.K.Mosher
Two victims . .. er test subjects . . . er volenteers :) Thank You :)

0800 arrives ooner then you would have liked and you and your fellows rush to reach the shuttle dock. You round the corner just as alarms start blaring. You see Rocco minus his cigar rapidly and foully ordering people around and directing gear to be tossed from the shuttle. You carefull approach . . .

"Sorry boys and gals, we've gotta a medic-evac. I have to bump 4 of ya from the mainliner" without even looking he continues as if reading your minds, "Don't get your panties in a knot. I've arranged for ya to jump the supply shuttle,
it has to make a side trip to the repeater station on the dark-side but it'll get you home." He points to the alternate shuttle bay, "The pilot is Jacob, he's dusting off in three."

Grabbing your gear you rush to the second bay and find a lanky, almost stick like man waiting in the shuttle hatch.

"The name is Jacob StPierre. You must be Mapp, Barrera, Patrice, and Smith. Right?" he doesn't wait for your response, "stow your gear in the back, and saddle up. Have to make a side trip to the dark-side station, but from there we're straight earthbound."

With that he vanishes inside the shuttle, and leaves you to get situated.

Re: the Silent Void (Play Test)

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:26 pm
by Onix
Alex grumbles, cursing his rotten luck. "This deal is getting worse all the time." he laments. He looks for something that he can punch and not hurt his hand. Finding a fabric divider he gives it a jab. The quiet thud of his fist is unsatisfying. Alex finds a few velcro strap downs and secures his duffel to the wall. He makes a mental note of which strap he used, it would devastate him to loose the hard drive in that bag. All the emails that he wrote his daughter and the goofy pictures she sent him back. Sure they were juvenile internet jokes that she would fill the emails with but it was the only real time that he could feel like he was sharing a laugh with his little girl.

Re: the Silent Void (Play Test)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:16 pm
by J.K.Mosher
Sorry for the delays. I'll work on another post tonight, just dealing with some Family illness issues that have taken a fairly serious turn. I will continue this play test, just have to make the deadline like 72 hours. Again sorry for the delays.

Re: the Silent Void (Play Test)

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:39 pm
by Onix
No prob, take care of the important things first!