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    Rock 'Round The Clock (OOC)


    There wasn't much of choice. You looked around the room, eyes cautious, level-headed. You'd come for glory, for the practice – what the hell, you couldn't fool yourself. You'd come for the money. Everyone had.

    It was absurd; three full tons of gold bullion, shipped by train to the fast-growing confines of the Big Apple from the streets of San Francisco itself. Oh, they'd tried to keep it secret, but word had gotten out, and you had been the only people fast and competent enough to jump on it.

    You couldn't let this opportunity pass by if your life depended on it. The idea – just the words had made your blood start to boil. You wouldn't be here if you hadn't thought it sounded good. You needed the cash, or the thrill. An even split, huh?

    Well... you looked around again, eyeing up your allies – and your competition. There were always accidents on jobs like this. A heavily guarded train, protected by all the power money could reasonably buy? Sure, some of you wouldn't be walking home. Some of you wouldn't ever be walking again. But hey, the less there were, the more money for you, right?

    Either way, the leader, the brains of the operation was going to come soon. Standard tactics, keeping you waiting a little to establish power. Soon enough, though, you'd get your time to shine.


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    This is a remake of the original RRTC RP, from four years ago (crazy, right?). Back then I had little experience under my belt, and while what we had was good, I was never quite satisfied with it. To give the gist of the original;

    So, yeah, this is an RP with a single job: You're going to pull off a train robbery. Not just any train robbery - no, you're robbing from a little corporation called Nebula. It might sound familiar to some of you, but this little business is anything but little. In fact, they're one of the largest business ventures in the world - they have their hand in everything from medicine to information – even magic.

    That's right, magic exists. However, it's a limited resource at this point, because the mainstream discovery of magic at this point hasn't happened yet. Oh, sure, it can't stay hidden forever – but there are a lot of people making damn well sure it stays hidden for as long as possible. That being said, magic here isn't really like magic you've seen. In fact, it'd be fair to say that people don't work spells, but just bear the effects. That's why, like in Baccano, here you have people who drank of the Elixir of Eternal life, made contracts, hold artifacts, and so on. No slinging fireballs or freezing time, sadly.

    Anyways, moving on...The setting is America, 1932, over the course of at most a week and a half. As some of you probably guessed, it takes its cues from Baccano, along with some other influences, though there won't be any characters showing up. I'm still figuring this out a little myself, so bear with me, and we can make this, if not great, then decent. Slots are capped at six for now, because I haven't been a GM in a long time.

    As you might expect, combat is going to be a fair part of this – the role-play itself will be freeform. First comes planning, and then comes the robbery when the train rolls into town. Nebula is good, and while there will be some passengers on the train, they haven't spared much expense in the way of security.

    While the prize is great, the risks might be even greater – so keep a level-head and aim as high as you can.
    That's the long and short of it, but after four years of practice, and quietly tweaking this in my spare time, I feel it's time to come back and see it through to the end. I'm afraid to say it's not a lemon, but it's something I've always been passionate about.

    Slots will remain on the small side, no more than five - I don't want to overload myself, and, well, a ten-plus person train heist isn't terribly subtle. If you'd like to resubmit, old players, feel free! Slots will be merit-based, and I'm almost always available to talk, in the thread, PMs, or outside.

    The game is fast, or designed to be, with gameplay taking place over a maximum of a week and a half in-game. Each day will be split into three phases, Morning, Afternoon, and Evening, to give players chances to prepare, advance their respective arcs, and perhaps even get to know each other a little better. However, once you've reached the actual robbery stage, phases will cease to exist. There's not too much leisure time when you're in the middle of something like that, you know?

    Character creation is still on the old school side. You have the freedom to design your character more or less as you wish, and so while there are no numerical stats, your abilities are more important to make up for it. Combat may happen, or it may not, so think hard about what you want to do, since in the end, it boils down to the strength of your planning. And remember-

    A lot of people have their fingers in this little scheme.

    Be careful.



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    Name: Self-explanatory.

    Age:
    How old you are, affects relationships with some NPCs you meet, etc.

    Gender: Male, Female, Other, Whatever.

    Background: Your past, your hopes, why you've taken the job, and so on. Pretty simple stuff - you can include a personality section if you want, as long as you play them straight.

    Abilities: Talk to me here. What's your character good at? Guns? Forgery? Persuasion? Keep in mind that magic is a hard art, and it's not gentle with its students, if you want to have knowledge of it. We can work out some kind of deal, though, as long as it's reasonable.

    Equipment: If there's anything, let me know. Weapons, ammunition, heck, even cigarettes would be fine. Keep in mind that you'll get the bulk of your equipment from the brains of the operation – if there's anything non-standard, feel free to talk to me about it. I'm cool with a magical weapon, though you need to understand that they're quite rare. Excalibur would be pushing it. Pushing it right out of the door.
    Last edited by Mooncake; March 11th, 2018 at 08:03 PM.
    [12:37] <I3uster> if playing overwatch would save my mother from the deathbed
    [12:37] <I3uster> id probably flip a coin
    [12:38] <I3uster> to see if i play or not

    [18:23] <frantic> spinach is like a caffeine zombie

    [18:23] <frantic> in AX he would like
    [18:23] <frantic> drink 8 shots of espresso
    [18:23] <frantic> then he'd turn to me an hour later
    [18:23] <frantic> 'frantic', he'd say, his eyes wild and his lips smug
    [18:23] <frantic> 'i need coffee'

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    the Worst ThieVES Ever you mean
    [14:18:48] <Zurv> so who's the most ecchi
    [14:19:40] <Canon> you, zurvan
    [14:19:45] <Canon> you are the most ecchi
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    Tentative sheetline by the 24th of March, but I'm flexible, and it can be earlier or later if needed.

    OP updated with some information on the nature of the game itself.
    Last edited by Mooncake; March 11th, 2018 at 08:04 PM.
    [12:37] <I3uster> if playing overwatch would save my mother from the deathbed
    [12:37] <I3uster> id probably flip a coin
    [12:38] <I3uster> to see if i play or not

    [18:23] <frantic> spinach is like a caffeine zombie

    [18:23] <frantic> in AX he would like
    [18:23] <frantic> drink 8 shots of espresso
    [18:23] <frantic> then he'd turn to me an hour later
    [18:23] <frantic> 'frantic', he'd say, his eyes wild and his lips smug
    [18:23] <frantic> 'i need coffee'

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    I have an idea for a talking cat that dreams of being the brains of the operation


    and and also can turn into a van

    original idea plz don’t steal
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    The moment the opportunity arises for a pun, the one known as 'Taiga's Knight' will be there to deliver whether you like it or not.

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    expect nazis

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    ...even I have enough self respect to not do a “did nazi that coming” joke.

    plus I have been on a pun binge lately and I feel like if I throw out any more badphonetic puns there will be heil to pay.
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    ...
    This man needs to ascend to godhood.


    Also... huh... an RP that I might be able to make a funny character for... interesting.

    I really should binge Baccano. I meant to do it ages ago, but... hell no more excuses.

    I might as well submit to this, I don't know whether its a meme character, but meh. I shouldn't have to try too hard for this one. Besides, I think I want to make a funny character for this. Funny with a tragic backstory. Also pancakes.
    Likes attention, shiny objects, and... a ball of yarn?

    I joined two years too late...
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    That makes me think of Rin as a loan shark.
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    Admittedly, she'd probably be the hottest loan shark you'll ever meet. She'd probably make you smile as she sucked you dry.


    Oh dear, that doesn't sound like yuri at all.
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    Not with that attitude.

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    Sure, by all means. I know you’ve been frustrated with RPs recently, but keep in mind what was in the thread when you were talking about sheet creation (RP Discussion)
    [12:37] <I3uster> if playing overwatch would save my mother from the deathbed
    [12:37] <I3uster> id probably flip a coin
    [12:38] <I3uster> to see if i play or not

    [18:23] <frantic> spinach is like a caffeine zombie

    [18:23] <frantic> in AX he would like
    [18:23] <frantic> drink 8 shots of espresso
    [18:23] <frantic> then he'd turn to me an hour later
    [18:23] <frantic> 'frantic', he'd say, his eyes wild and his lips smug
    [18:23] <frantic> 'i need coffee'

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    I know. This girl's nothing like my usual stuff. Heck, she's not even my normal backup style which is a treasure hunter build. She's just wacky.

    And crazy about pancakes for some reason. That just sort of... happened.



    Good god, this sheet got fricking DARK! I mean, she's a funny character, but nothing about her backstory is even remotely amusing... ugh... I failed.
    Last edited by Draconic; March 17th, 2018 at 03:37 PM.
    Likes attention, shiny objects, and... a ball of yarn?

    I joined two years too late...
    Quote Originally Posted by Hymn of Ragnarok View Post
    That makes me think of Rin as a loan shark.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hymn of Ragnarok View Post
    Admittedly, she'd probably be the hottest loan shark you'll ever meet. She'd probably make you smile as she sucked you dry.


    Oh dear, that doesn't sound like yuri at all.
    Quote Originally Posted by Techlet View Post
    Not with that attitude.

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    Uh-oh
    [12:37] <I3uster> if playing overwatch would save my mother from the deathbed
    [12:37] <I3uster> id probably flip a coin
    [12:38] <I3uster> to see if i play or not

    [18:23] <frantic> spinach is like a caffeine zombie

    [18:23] <frantic> in AX he would like
    [18:23] <frantic> drink 8 shots of espresso
    [18:23] <frantic> then he'd turn to me an hour later
    [18:23] <frantic> 'frantic', he'd say, his eyes wild and his lips smug
    [18:23] <frantic> 'i need coffee'

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    Soon.
    流派は咲き乱れる赤

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    Done. Still pretty dark, but I'm sure she can still be funny.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I'll be the first to admit, there are parts that are pretty irredeemably goofy though.

    Especially the pancakes.
    Likes attention, shiny objects, and... a ball of yarn?

    I joined two years too late...
    Quote Originally Posted by Hymn of Ragnarok View Post
    That makes me think of Rin as a loan shark.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hymn of Ragnarok View Post
    Admittedly, she'd probably be the hottest loan shark you'll ever meet. She'd probably make you smile as she sucked you dry.


    Oh dear, that doesn't sound like yuri at all.
    Quote Originally Posted by Techlet View Post
    Not with that attitude.

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    UH-OH
    [12:37] <I3uster> if playing overwatch would save my mother from the deathbed
    [12:37] <I3uster> id probably flip a coin
    [12:38] <I3uster> to see if i play or not

    [18:23] <frantic> spinach is like a caffeine zombie

    [18:23] <frantic> in AX he would like
    [18:23] <frantic> drink 8 shots of espresso
    [18:23] <frantic> then he'd turn to me an hour later
    [18:23] <frantic> 'frantic', he'd say, his eyes wild and his lips smug
    [18:23] <frantic> 'i need coffee'

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    How long do we have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooncake View Post
    Tentative sheetline by the 24th of March, but I'm flexible, and it can be earlier or later if needed.
    The weekend, at the least
    [12:37] <I3uster> if playing overwatch would save my mother from the deathbed
    [12:37] <I3uster> id probably flip a coin
    [12:38] <I3uster> to see if i play or not

    [18:23] <frantic> spinach is like a caffeine zombie

    [18:23] <frantic> in AX he would like
    [18:23] <frantic> drink 8 shots of espresso
    [18:23] <frantic> then he'd turn to me an hour later
    [18:23] <frantic> 'frantic', he'd say, his eyes wild and his lips smug
    [18:23] <frantic> 'i need coffee'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooncake View Post
    UH-OH
    Have that few people submitted? Or is this just your patented deadline-approaches phrase?

    You got mine okay, right?
    The gif was the link, in case you thought I was trolling...
    Last edited by Draconic; March 23rd, 2018 at 02:59 PM.
    Likes attention, shiny objects, and... a ball of yarn?

    I joined two years too late...
    Quote Originally Posted by Hymn of Ragnarok View Post
    That makes me think of Rin as a loan shark.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hymn of Ragnarok View Post
    Admittedly, she'd probably be the hottest loan shark you'll ever meet. She'd probably make you smile as she sucked you dry.


    Oh dear, that doesn't sound like yuri at all.
    Quote Originally Posted by Techlet View Post
    Not with that attitude.

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    Send it again, I didn’t get it
    [12:37] <I3uster> if playing overwatch would save my mother from the deathbed
    [12:37] <I3uster> id probably flip a coin
    [12:38] <I3uster> to see if i play or not

    [18:23] <frantic> spinach is like a caffeine zombie

    [18:23] <frantic> in AX he would like
    [18:23] <frantic> drink 8 shots of espresso
    [18:23] <frantic> then he'd turn to me an hour later
    [18:23] <frantic> 'frantic', he'd say, his eyes wild and his lips smug
    [18:23] <frantic> 'i need coffee'

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    Also, to answer that - five or six people would be ideal, but it’s not strictly necessary. I think I’ll get a decent amount either way, but if not, I don’t think things will be negatively impacted
    [12:37] <I3uster> if playing overwatch would save my mother from the deathbed
    [12:37] <I3uster> id probably flip a coin
    [12:38] <I3uster> to see if i play or not

    [18:23] <frantic> spinach is like a caffeine zombie

    [18:23] <frantic> in AX he would like
    [18:23] <frantic> drink 8 shots of espresso
    [18:23] <frantic> then he'd turn to me an hour later
    [18:23] <frantic> 'frantic', he'd say, his eyes wild and his lips smug
    [18:23] <frantic> 'i need coffee'

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