The MERLIN Chronicles
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The MERLIN Chronicles is an Indiana Jones-like game, with ancient treasures, mysterious powers and lots of adventure. We're nearing the end of the first chapter and need some new volunteers going into the second. Players new to the system are more than welcome. Unlike before, you won't be required to be a member of Haskill's team (though it'll likely be easier on you), though you must still be anti-Nazi, good-guy material. I saw a number of really great applications last time that I couldn't accept because of space limitations, and if any those players are still interested in re-applying with the same character, you can find the original thread here.
In the applications, I want a name (no code names), appearance (pictures are nice but not required), personality, background (include the moment of their Breakout), powers, and a brief writing sample. I'm using the Paragons and Golden Age supplements to MnM, but neither are required. This is a PL 5 game, but stats aren't the most important thing right now. The other PC's were accepted more on the strength of their characters than anything else. When it comes to powers, don't tell me in game mechanics what you want to do; tell me what you want to do and we'll make it work within the rules. Remember to try and be appropriate to the time period and tone and you should be good to go.
Take a look at the Volunteer List in the game forum for what's already in the game (and the Records Office to see who used to be). Give me something different than what's been done. Remember, if you want to play an American male character, you either need to have a reason to be exempt from military service or have a rank; other nations will be on a case-by-case basis but non-military men are all but out of the question. Also, Haskill would've been looking for a nice variety in age, race, economic background, home region, etc., so being different in those areas helps you out (though not enough if you don't have a good character).
I think that about covers it, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask. Now let's see what you got.
In 1937, a major blackout rolled across the eastern coast of North America and the west shores of Europe. It lasted for two days. When the lights came back on, numerous people in both areas displayed strange powers. Some thought it was the work of the Devil, or maybe of aliens. No one had any answers. At the least, no one spoke of any.
Name: Duncan Cross Alternate Form
Occupation: Captain - Belgian SAS (Canadian Commando Division)
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 155 lbs
Eyes: Yellow(Lies and says he has Coats Desease)
Stature: Athletic nearing on muscular
Disposition: Controlled(Like a calm just before a storm)
Date of Birth: Oct. 19, 1921
Place of Birth: Montreal, Canada
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Sally Cross(Sister), Michael Cross(Father-Deceased), Mary Cross(Mother)
Education: Junior High(Joined Military at 15 to help support sister and mother)