Yup, previously made plans to play game switch friends is why I didn't make progress with this last night. Plus it gave me time to install more stuff for extra options when making the image
Freelancer Application Packet
Full Name: Adam Davidson
Height: 5 foot 7 inches
Weight: 185 lbs
Personal Loadout and Exo-Armor: Bones uses a Spartan Exo-Armor that has been somewhat modified. Visually it looks almost identical to the V3 of the Spartan design, normally painted with the appropriate camo for the terrain and a red crossbones on the left shoulder pauldron. The head faceplate has been replaced with one that sports additional sensors, making it look like the Spartan has six eyes scattered across it's face. An additional laser based range finder and target acquisition unit has been bolted onto the right side of the head as a backup.
A thicker torso and reinforced legs betray the unit's upgrade with a M.U.L.E. package to allow the use of heavier shoulder mounted equipment, though currently only a smaller missile launcher sits on the left shoulder. Of note the arms were not reinforced as Bones did not want to change their performance parameters.
Target Acquisition Gear: The sensor array on the Spartan was modified so that it could better acquire improved targeting information to more precisely direct fire support from friendly units than would normally be possible. However, to relay this targeting information beyond the local area Bones will need support from either another Freelancer with enhanced communications gear or a series of communication relays. To be a spotter for guided munitions being used against moving targets he must maintain line of sight to allow for real-time updates of targeting information, which at times could make him a tempting target for enemy forces. An additional downside is that tuning the sensors for this kind of work has reduced their effectiveness at closer ranges.
M.U.L.E.: This upgrade has allowed Bones to equip a 4-tube missile launcher onto the left shoulder of the Spartan. Ammo capacity is limited, only allowing for a trio of salvos, but the missiles do benefit from his sensor modifications and are thus more accurate than normal so long he maintains line of sight to the target.
Rifle: Other than having a preference for rifles tuned for shooting targets at medium range, Bones largely does not care what make or model he ends up using and will frequently change what he is using to better suit the needs of the mission and his team.
Forearm Blade: An incredibly sharp blade that is normally retracted inside a sheath mounted on the left forearm. His backup weapon for when things go badly or something manages to sneak up on him.
Sidearm: When on duty but not in his Exo-Armor, Bones normally carries a 9mm handgun for protection.
Medical Imaging: Prior to learning how to use Exo-Armor Bones used to be an imaging technologist for a hospital and is familiar with a variety of imaging modalities, though he specializes in x-ray based equipment including DXA (bone density) and fluoroscopy equipment. While he does not have the training needed to fill the role of team medic, he is capable of assisting a medic as needed. It was because of this skill set that he ended up with the nickname ‘Bones’.
Target Spotter: Bones has plenty of experience with directing fire support and knows that sometimes means sticking your head out while under fire for a longer duration than you feel comfortable with.
Physical Description: Black hair kept in a buzzcut and face is clean shaven, athletic, prefers simple and comfortable clothing and as such frequently just wear scrub pants with a t-shirt when not on duty
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Behavioral Description: Normally has a good bedside manner with patients and is usually amused by how often they get directions backwards (especially with turning left vs right), enjoys board games and reading books, values punctuality, while he can appreciate moments to relax alone he does have a preference for group recreational activities and is a team player on the field
Background: Born on the mostly oceanic world of Poseidon, Adam has a pretty average life. While it wasn’t the wealthiest world by any stretch of the imagination, his job at one of the larger hospitals allowed him to live comfortably, but it wouldn’t last. Unrest over the world’s poor economic status eventually erupted into multiple riots across the planet. The local militia attempted to gain control over the situation but instead the violence grew worse and soon turned into outright combat. Unfortunately for Adam that included his hospital when it was raided for medical supplies and several of his friends and co-workers were killed in the process. Wanting to put an end to the end of the fighting before anyone else he knew was killed.
Enlisting in the militia he was given a crash course in Exo-Armor training before being given one of the cobbled-together Armors that the militia had and thrown into the fighting along with the other new recruits. Adam wasn’t sure how he managed to survive the fighting, but in the end the militia was able to regain control, at least for the time being. However the planet’s economy had suffered even more from the fighting, and in particular with the damage to his hospital, Adam found himself out of a job with little to no prospects for new employment any time soon. He could have stayed with the militia, but just as many people blamed them for the damage as they did the insurgents.
Not liking his prospects, he reluctantly decided it was time to leave home and the easiest way to do that was to sell his skills to Freelancer units. Not having a Exo-Armor he personally owned he could only sell his medical skill until he found a unit that was willing to provide him with an Armor he could use during his time in the unit. Eventually Adam was able to save up enough money to buy his own personal Spartan years later, giving him the opportunity to strike out on his own or join another unit. After he saved up some money to modify his Spartan a bit he decided to go for the latter option, signing up for an opportunity to join a new crew that was forming.
so like.... are there aliens in this universe? As in, playable aliens? Or are we limited to just being human? Also, is this still open for new players?
Hmm... mostly, I just saw info on exo-armor. Which gave me a sort of Mecha/Battletech vibe. Which I'm not very into, tbhThere are aliens. Most are non-sentient.
There is a link to the OOC which has more information on pages 1 and 3.
probably not. And although I've played antagonists before, that wasn't my intent here.It isn't feasible to play as a sentient alien due to their disposition.
Unless you're playing as an antagonist which I've never really tried before. You would be playing basically your own game that might possibly run into the one that the group is playing.
Again I don't think it's feasible.
I won't likely make one. But thank you for your attention to my queries, regardless.The group is open however. Feel free to submit a character whenever you'd like please post them here so I may approve/request edits before you move them to our character tab
Hmm... mostly, I just saw info on exo-armor. Which gave me a sort of Mecha/Battletech vibe. Which I'm not very into, tbh
probably not. And although I've played antagonists before, that wasn't my intent here.
I won't likely make one. But thank you for your attention to my queries, regardless.
Have a good day.
I'm mostly just trying to find a space opera group where I can play as an alien. i have some human OCs, but they aren't appropriate for this site and tbh, I've already made too much lore behind them to be able to integrate them into anything more than a generic space sci-fi setting (also includes aliens, btw). The aliens OCs are more easily insertable. But the setting would need to allow (friendly) alien OCs.Clearly you didn't read much into this post at all before you stated your interest.
I'm not sure what exactly you were hoping to get out of this RP.
Not everyone has to have an Exo-Armor. If you can create a useful character that doesn't use them, by all means please do so.
This RP is about humanities fall from a brief golden age due to a vicious and powerful species of sentient life who is dead set on wiping us out.
Don't feel like I'm trying to turn you away, I would very much like for you to stay and join us.
That being said, if you still believe this RP isn't something you're interested in after all, I'm not going to ask you to stay.
Whether you stay or leave I highly recommend reading through all the Freelancer Legends threads and catching up on all the lore released at this point. That may influence your decision.
I mean... you aren't familiar with the term space opera? it's even a tag here for posts on the site.Opera. Like singing? Or like the shitty reality TV you see in mom and pop Mexican shops?
Regardless I can't fathom a friendly alien being easier to Integrate than a normal human. Unless you're the GM and the aliens are your creation and you know exactly how they behave.
Either way. You seem dead set on leaving without doing any more research so I won't hold you here any longer.
Take it easy, we'll be here if you change your mind.
I mean... you aren't familiar with the term space opera? it's even a tag here for posts on the site.
I thought that was common knowledge, sorry
I was hoping to use this OC, with slight augmentation so I could fit her in the setting and obviously modify her to whatver template y'all are using for the CS. But still keep the overall idea.
That exact definition should be taken with a grain of salt, as a lot of things fall under the Space Opera umbrella. Star Wars for instance, is very much a Space Opera.I had absolutely no idea that was a thing lmao.
Yeah no futuristic chivalric romance here. Sorry.
I mean, Warcraft Orcs are literally aliens (at least, the OG ones were, I have no idea about WoW stuff). They come through a portal from another world.Unfortunately, I don't see any way we can fit a.... literal fantasy goblin... in this roleplay under the guise of being an alien.
Making them human undermines the entire premise of the character, though. "Gifted mechanic" isn't a base character. It's a trope or archetype, at best.If you were to use that base character, make them human, and tweak some things you'd be golden. An Exo-Armor mechanic would be a cool thing to see honestly.
That exact definition should be taken with a grain of salt, as a lot of things fall under the Space Opera umbrella. Star Wars for instance, is very much a Space Opera.
I mean, Warcraft Orcs are literally aliens (at least, the OG ones were, I have no idea about WoW stuff). They come through a portal from another world.
And to quote Arthur C. Clarke: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
(Please tell me you have at least heard of Arthur C. Clarke)
Making them human undermines the entire premise of the character, though. "Gifted mechanic" isn't a base character. It's a trope or archetype, at best.
Anyhow, I honestly didn't think my chances were good even before my initial comment. I stated as much early on.
Like I said: it's just that spacey, sci-fi group RPs are very rare.
So whenever I see one (that isn't dead-set on being a Nation RP or otherwise has the characters be from some kind of military background, or federated Star Trek mimicry, etc.) I feel like I owe it to myself to at least ask if some of my characters could work.
Like, I DO have some human characters. But they are space pirates, or smugglers, and generally more of an antagonistic "villain" type. Which works great if the narrative is one where the crew are space pirates or whatever (not every RP has to be about the players being the "good guys"). But if it isn't, then these characters are automatically at odds with everyone else. And like you said, I'd basically be on my own. In which case, what's the point?
I was pretty much just looking for a simple yes or no answer.
Can I be an alien? yes, or no.
And the answer is no, right?
And that's fine. No harm, no foul. I just wanted to know if it was a possibility.