For those of you applying, please post an application here. The template is provided below. Again, PCs are 'Recuit'-level. A picture is required before you can post IC; if your application is accepted, I will extend an invitation and inform the other players in the OOC thread. Preference will be given to well-written backgrounds; pages upon pages of background is not required, but three to four paragraphs of background will probably be the minimum for me to really understand your character, how you are going to play their 'Traits', and how I need to both integrate and challenge that character while staying relatively in 'tone' with how you wrote them. If you want to write a multi-page epic, please use appropriately labeled Spoilers ('Early Life', 'Schooling', 'First Cylon War', 'Next Twenty Years', et cetera), for the sake of all the other applicants.
Keep in mind, I will also be eliciting my current players' opinions on which applicant characters they would like to see join their PCs in game. Please, read up on the 'Background' Thread Group and the three listed fan books; those should give everyone a good idea of what they have to work with...and what they are getting into. Any questions? Please ask OOC, PM me, or post here.
Nov 10 '12 4:36am
This particular character is courtesy of Selwyn. You will notice that the older PC templates have Attributes, Traits, and Skills in three tables between the picture/description and the background blurb; if you wish to use that format, you are welcome to, but it is certainly not required. All of the rank pictures are over in the 'Ranks and Images' Thread in the 'Background' Thread Group.
Michael J Steel
Nov 14 '12 12:58pm
Nov 18 '12 6:04am
Nov 19 '12 12:55am
Feedback on Dr. Jared Meas
First, thank you for applying. I do, however, have some points that need to be addressed. I apologize for the delay on the feedback; I have been thinking on it for awhile.
That works, Michael. Edit and run with it, please. And yes, the crew takes R&R on Caprica and Tauron. (They are the two closest planets.)
Michael J Steel
Nov 19 '12 1:03am
Michael J Steel
Nov 19 '12 2:40am
Jan 28 '13 12:02am
Could you use another Marine Junior Officer? I've had the rules on my tablet for the last few months, and would like to how they work.
Jan 28 '13 2:57am
Sure, another Marine works...Although I would definitely advise you to coordinate with Wolf Lord first, so that you two don't end up having characters duelling over the same "party niche" (unless you two agree to that).
I'm--if the copious and wordyposts (especially background and Meta-War) don't give it away--all about "throwing it all in". Pretty much any character concept is welcome...and this includes 'skinjobs', although if you go that route, please get with me through PT or PMs. While I am usually fairly fast on the posting, I don't actually expect anyone to maintain a better than once-every-four-days posting rate. If I am going too fast for you at any time (once your PC is up and in), please tell me. (I have a fair amount of time to kill at the moment.)
If you haven't already, please read through the background notes; that will let you see where this campaign departs from the series. Be warned, the military is heavily-influenced by the several members with military experience (primarily US), so if you aren't following slang or terms (and we fail to explain) please just ask. Any questions, also please ask.
And thank you for the interest. We're glad to have you.
Jan 28 '13 3:35am
I can certainly PM Wolf Lord to discuss the situation, but since he was here first and has experience (both in the game and XP wise) I have no problem deferring to him as a superior (Josh is only competitive when playing Triad.:) ) If he likes I could be his Second, if not then I am happy with the role of an "FNG squad leader" (or whatever a jr. 3rd LT does.)
Not planning on anything special likethat, Stryker is a bona fide human from Aerelon. And twice a week posting should be fine with me.
The slang should not be a problem. Military History/Science is a bit of a hobby, anything I can't guess at I should be able to find myself. But, if something trips me up I sure will ask.
As you might have guess I have the character already "rolled" up, even have a picture ready to go. Just need to pull together a typed out background. As soon as I get everything sorted out I will let you know.