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Forum: Archive Jan 25 '13, 6:13am
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I had a bit of a run-in with the plague myself...

I had a bit of a run-in with the plague myself recently; sorry to hear life's been hectic. Looking forward to picking up sometime soon!
Forum: Archive Dec 29 '12, 11:37pm
Replies: 46
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Posted By the_ractopus
"You'll pardon my inquisitiveness, I'm sure, but...

"You'll pardon my inquisitiveness, I'm sure, but it seems there are a great many missing details in this account; what became of the two women once they were rescued? Did they experience similar...
Forum: Archive Dec 13 '12, 2:41am
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Views: 591
Posted By the_ractopus
Robert hasn't finished his sentence before Mills,...

Robert hasn't finished his sentence before Mills, who has spent the entirety of his time in the lounge fidgeting nervously and convinced that the other patrons have been staring at him, shoots out of...
Forum: Archive Dec 11 '12, 8:32pm
Replies: 85
Views: 754
Posted By the_ractopus
From Mills's perspective, the direct realities of...

From Mills's perspective, the direct realities of battle and war are horrifying, and he cannot understand the concept of bravery in the context of such grotesque bloodshed. He feels that everyone was...
Forum: Archive Dec 11 '12, 8:22pm
Replies: 46
Views: 591
Posted By the_ractopus
Spending a fate point to establish that Mills has...

Spending a fate point to establish that Mills has some passing familiarity with Hanwell.
"Hanwell is an asylum, and as far as such horrible places go, perhaps one of the less horrible ones. They at...
Forum: Archive Dec 6 '12, 7:01am
Replies: 85
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Posted By the_ractopus
You got it, chief.

You got it, chief.
Forum: Archive Dec 6 '12, 2:44am
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Views: 754
Posted By the_ractopus
Oh, got it - I was looking in the wrong place for...

Oh, got it - I was looking in the wrong place for Robert's material. I'll read up on that tonight and kick a few ideas around.
Forum: Archive Dec 6 '12, 2:32am
Replies: 46
Views: 591
Posted By the_ractopus
Mills sits down awkwardly in one of the leather...

Mills sits down awkwardly in one of the leather chairs, one hand scratching idly at the back of the other. Bissell's question catches him off guard.

"I - ah, yes, very good."

Mills can tell...
Forum: Archive Dec 6 '12, 2:25am
Replies: 85
Views: 754
Posted By the_ractopus
Yeah, there's certainly potential for a...

Yeah, there's certainly potential for a Holmes/Watson style dynamic; at the very least, I feel like that if there's only going to be two of us going forward that Mills might have to dial down his...
Forum: Archive Nov 27 '12, 5:09am
Replies: 85
Views: 754
Posted By the_ractopus
I think I'll also duck out of taking on a bonus...

I think I'll also duck out of taking on a bonus character; it sounds like it could be fun, but given that I haven't played an RPG with, y'know, dice 'n' stuff for 15 years I think I'll play things...
Forum: Archive Nov 18 '12, 5:49pm
Replies: 85
Views: 754
Posted By the_ractopus
Hey all --- sorry, I hadn't checked in on this in...

Hey all --- sorry, I hadn't checked in on this in a while, but I'm down to pick this game up again.
Forum: Archive Sep 4 '12, 5:45pm
Replies: 46
Views: 591
Posted By the_ractopus
Over the course of the meal, Mills has succeeded...

Over the course of the meal, Mills has succeeded in little more than moving parcels of food around on his plate --- his appetite being a fickle thing in the best of circumstances, the idea that he...
Forum: Archive Aug 18 '12, 11:37pm
Replies: 17
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Posted By the_ractopus
I think this should cover things, yes? ...

I think this should cover things, yes?


Name: Dr. Joseph Mills
Refresh Rate: 5
Age: 27
Quick Description: Dishonoured combat medic turned anarchist basket-case

Aspect 1: A history of...
Forum: Archive Aug 17 '12, 1:57am
Replies: 46
Views: 591
Posted By the_ractopus
Mills ran through the details he'd been given,...

Mills ran through the details he'd been given, and it certainly seemed like a flimsy pretext for a criminal investigation. Clearly Robert had been shaken by what he had seen, and Mills knew, perhaps...
Forum: Archive Aug 8 '12, 6:29am
Replies: 46
Views: 591
Posted By the_ractopus
Mills had that horrid cold feeling in his gut,...

Mills had that horrid cold feeling in his gut, his eyes drawn like magnets to Arnheim's leg, memories invading his mind unbidden. Shattered femurs. Grazed femoral arteries. Gangrene. Legs reduced to...
Forum: Archive Aug 4 '12, 1:21am
Replies: 46
Views: 591
Posted By the_ractopus
Mills fidgets uncomfortably in his chair. On the...

Mills fidgets uncomfortably in his chair. On the one hand he feels out of place among these men, with their easy bravery, but on the other he cannot deny a certain curiosity stirred by Arnheim's...
Forum: Archive Jul 27 '12, 12:45am
Replies: 85
Views: 754
Posted By the_ractopus
Hey, that makes two of us :)

Hey, that makes two of us :)
Forum: Archive Jul 26 '12, 7:43pm
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Views: 754
Posted By the_ractopus
Hey all - I'm headed out backpacking on Saturday,...

Hey all - I'm headed out backpacking on Saturday, and won't be back until Wednesday evening next week. For the first half of next week, if somebody wants to take the wheel on Mills I'm more than...
Forum: Archive Jul 26 '12, 7:40pm
Replies: 46
Views: 591
Posted By the_ractopus
The young doctor Mills had barely listened to the...

The young doctor Mills had barely listened to the introductions offered by the two other men. The sweat emanating from his scalp had begun to emerge on the boundaries of his gently receding hairline,...
Forum: Archive Jul 20 '12, 4:45am
Replies: 85
Views: 754
Posted By the_ractopus
OK, posted in the main game thread. For everybody...

OK, posted in the main game thread. For everybody except Omnis, the concept for Mills changed a fair bit from the original application; Mills is now a fairly young man who grew up in India and...
Forum: Archive Jul 20 '12, 4:36am
Replies: 46
Views: 591
Posted By the_ractopus
Mills had been standing, watching guests arrive...

Mills had been standing, watching guests arrive at the Hotel Primrose in a steady train, for the better part of an hour. Unaware of just how hard he was clenching his jaw, he stared furiously in the...
Forum: Archive Jun 30 '12, 1:33am
Replies: 17
Views: 107
Posted By the_ractopus
I'm good to wing it. Let's peg Mills as a veteran...

I'm good to wing it. Let's peg Mills as a veteran from '78, giving him a few years to make his way to London for the present date in '81, and I'll try and play him a little rawer, a little less...
Forum: Archive Jun 29 '12, 6:22pm
Replies: 17
Views: 107
Posted By the_ractopus
Omnis, any thoughts on making Mills a younger guy?

Omnis, any thoughts on making Mills a younger guy?
Forum: Archive Jun 26 '12, 2:17am
Replies: 17
Views: 107
Posted By the_ractopus
We could do the front end of the second...

We could do the front end of the second Anglo-Afghan war (1878), and have Mills be a young man struggling with very fresh psychological wounds? Would that work better from your perspective?

edit:...
Forum: Archive Jun 25 '12, 7:21pm
Replies: 17
Views: 107
Posted By the_ractopus
How about this: Mills was born and raised in the...

How about this: Mills was born and raised in the British Indian colonies in the waning days of the East India Company, and served as a combat medic in the second Anglo-Sikh war. He was a third son in...
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