Space RP Idea.

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  1. The Mighty BaconShark

    The Mighty BaconShark I refuse

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    I am not entirely sure if I should think about creating a new RP, since people seem busy and have other RP's they are active in, but I figured it'd be fun to at least brainstorm and think about a potential space role-play.


    What I figured would be fun and interesting is to let people have their own spaceships/fighters. Perhaps there is some kind of war/rebellion going on. Perhaps between alien races, perhaps between humans. All I imagined so far was the following.

    In the RP you could have mercenaries who have their own space fighter. I am not talking about large ones, but more the size of an X-Wing or a Tie-fighter from the popular Star Wars movies. It could fit one or two people in there, and they would be able to be customized to look however the participant wants. It should be balanced. One could have stealth, but is not as fast. Or one is really fast, but doesn't have a lot of weapons. Et cetera.

    Excuse me, I am drifting off. This would be only one small part of the story. Perhaps anyone else has some other ideas to expand on?

    It would be interesting to see the realistic influence a war would have on ordinary people in space. So relationships, drama, loss of friends, money issues, those would be the main drive of the story.
     
  2. Sapphire_Goddess

    Sapphire_Goddess *daydreaming*

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    I like where your going with the idea, I would love to help. Kinda makes me think about Cowboy Bebop, bounty hunters and things. I actully studied astronomy so this touches something I'm big about. Let me know if you want some help brainstorming
     
  3. The Mighty BaconShark

    The Mighty BaconShark I refuse

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    I like the idea of bounty hunters, Sapphite Goddess. It is space after all, it's too big for any police form to keep everything in check. Private fast and small bounty hunters would be a valuable use in the galaxy.

    Now all we need is some kind of issue that would tie the participants together in the story. Maybe a bounty hunter that hunts bounty hunters, and traps them all? Just throwing ideas out there. :)
     
  4. Sapphire_Goddess

    Sapphire_Goddess *daydreaming*

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    lol ^_^

    Well as far as what a purpuse I may have a few issues to toss out that could be used..

    Embezaling (sorry its almost 2am spelling will not be perfect) from the rich politions, higher classes
    Things in that nature.

    Space pirates stealing valuable history, antiques, ect...

    Kidnappings/ ransom higher class issues.

    **touchy subject**
    Drug trafficing


    Because space really has no limits. ^_^
     
  5. Kitsune

    Kitsune Fox Lady of Madness!!! Staff Member

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    We had a star wars rp a couple.of years back that was very much like this. I may revive that character and tweak her to fit this, if you get something going, Bacon.
     
  6. Paladin_girl

    Paladin_girl Between the Chapters of a Dream Staff Member

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    I don't think it has to be particularly seedy in order to be complex. Maybe like a disease (ref. The "Gap" series had something called 'Gap Sickness', which drove the victim mad after going through a warp at light-speed due to soft tissue in the brain, which exists in one in every hundredth person. This madness could be manifested in any way, from odd, obsessive compulsions to rampaging, murderous tendencies.) or a plague. That being said, I like the idea of bounty hunters.

    Maybe the issue could be a botch-job? A single criminal who continuously eludes the hunters?
     
  7. The Mighty BaconShark

    The Mighty BaconShark I refuse

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    It would be interesting if in the beginning they are just getting their targets, but then at some point they notice they are actually targeting other bounty hunters. And each other. They get to talk, decide to find the source of these orders and huge payments.

    Leads to this criminal trying to...

    Well. Do something. Perhaps, in combination with Paladin Girl her idea, he is targeting scientists and doctors who could create a cure for the disease he is spreading. After that, he targets the major bounty hunters themselves who are a strong (but divided) force in the galaxy.

    The reason for the disease would perhaps be to target a certain species... for whatever personal reasons. Many options are available here.
     
  8. Paladin_girl

    Paladin_girl Between the Chapters of a Dream Staff Member

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    What if the scientists had developed a cure for this unknown (thus far) disease through unethical means? The cure is coveted, but there are horrific side-effects or the methods of obtaining it are so dark that it's restricted / rare / taboo? Throws in April's idea of trafficking.
     
  9. The Mighty BaconShark

    The Mighty BaconShark I refuse

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    Hm. Interesting. First thing that comes to mind is the shipping of an entire species.

    What if the disease targets an entire specific alien species alone, a genetic disease that kills them painfully, but spreads fast. Then the cure is made by obtaining certain genetics from another species. But in order to obtain it, the other species is being treated horrible, to their death, as their DNA is being distilled into liquid form to act as a cure.

    It would present an interesting choice to the participant. Save one species, kill the other. Or let one live, but the other dies.

    Perhaps the disease targets the alien species in a way that before they were opposing the before mentioned antagonist in the whole political structure. Taking them out like this causes the antagonist to be able to take over. So to stop him, they would have to get the cure and save the species, and thus stop a political take over that will mean bad tidings for the entire galaxy. But would it be worth sacrificing an entire kindhearted species to obtain it?

    Or of course, bounty hunters could band together and stop the antagonist right where he/she started.

    However, I just quickly made this up, it might be too obvious.
     
  10. Sapphire_Goddess

    Sapphire_Goddess *daydreaming*

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    Having the bounty hunters work together ys, but if their only goal is for th ones who hired them it would seem a bit obvious. I do like the idea of a disease, yes yes...
    I love idea for the "mirical drug" to be the "cure"

    What if now call this crazy, but what if there was a few versions of this drug, and there was only 1 that actully saved the people, however its hard to get, yes I think the idea of other races DNA having the curing agent. The other versions o this drug, like anyother have bad/good side effects tht could eventully lead to serious problems. Nowwe can open up, gang leaders shipping illegal versions of the drug, the scientists who created (all versions) of the drug, and eve polition trying to ban the drug all together.
    Because, most bounty hunters are in it for the money or fame.
     
  11. The Mighty BaconShark

    The Mighty BaconShark I refuse

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    I am in the mood for some more RP-ing, so I will just put up the recruitment thread for this.

    I think it will be best if we just go with the flow and just add to the story whenever we feel it is needed, I'll do my best to guide it in the general direction.
     
  12. Isa

    Isa Dovie'andi se tovya sagai

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    Wish I had spotted this sooner. I've always been an Outlaw Star fan, both for the story concept, and for the concept behind the grapple ships- all this advanced tech and we still ended up swinging blades at each other in space.
     
  13. Sapphire_Goddess

    Sapphire_Goddess *daydreaming*

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    Ahhhh I was actully thinking of outlaw star as well isa lol
     
  14. Isa

    Isa Dovie'andi se tovya sagai

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    Well not to hijack Bacon's thread but if anyone else was interested in it we could do a second space RP based around Outlaw star.