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Old 07-19-2009, 09:29 PM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2002
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Lightbulb The Short and Merry Life: Pirate RP

In an honest service there is thin commons, low wages, and hard labour. In this, plenty and satiety, pleasure and ease, liberty and power; and who would not balance creditor on this side, when all the hazard that is run for it, at worst is only a sour look or two at choking? No, a merry life and a short one shall be my motto.
Bartholomew 'Black Bart' Roberts, Pirate

It came up in conversation recently that there really isn't much in the way of player villains on the OtherSpace grid. So in an effort to change that, I'm going to do something I've thought about for a while now and try putting together a crew of space pirates.

What we're looking for is players willing to be bad guys - not romanticized pirates, heroic outlaws, or rogues with hearts of gold, but genuine cutthroats. Or something along those lines, anyway. Expect to be raiding merchant ships and small colonies on a regular basis, and be willing to loot, pillage, and murder. And expect it to be deadly - it's probably that, just as with the famous historical pirates, we'll end up all being caught and executed, or shot down, or killed in battle. So be prepared for the character to meet a grisly end, we're not planning to do this indefinitely but maybe 6 months to a year, depending on how things go.

If that sounds like something you're interested in, then you can sign on with the crew. We're hoping to get at least 5-6 players, more if possible, but we want at least enough people that we can be active. So far, it looks like the crew will probably include:
* The Captain, a B'hiri (psionic arachnoid) war veteran with cybernetic legs.
* The First Mate, an old one-eyed Lyiri.
* The Cabin Boy, an abused Lotorian prisoner/slave.

Other character ideas we'd like players to apply for are:
* Pilot, a hot-shot devil-may-care Gankri.
* Deckhand, a thuggish Llivori paired up with...
* Deckhand, an equally thuggish Tupai.

If you've got your own cool idea for a space pirate, that's fine too. Or, if you have an existing character who you'd like to have join up (or be shanghaied) and you don't mind that they might die, let us know and we'll bring you aboard.

Finally, for anyone who might be new or just not have the points for an alt voucher, don't let that stop you - there's people with spare RPP who can be convinced to give you a loan.

Interested? Visit OtherSpace at OtherVerse: Online Roleplaying Worlds or log in to and talk to Alastair Hall, Clank, Kestrel, Wik'ikik or Loki.

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