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    Out-of-Character Thread [TG]

    Post by Pendant on Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:26 am

    Simply the new OOC thread for the True Grit alternate-universe FoE thread.

    ANNOUNCEMENT: For those already taking part in TG, I'm as of the moment abolishing current character sheets, minus stats, which I'm asking you to keep. The previous character sheet and systems had a lot of gaps in them and once the s*** hits the fan in the thread, I didn't think I could rely on it. So for the moment, it is pure roleplaying/storytelling. PLEASE be mature and PLEASE be realistic.

    ANNOUNCEMENT #2: For those already taking part in TG, please post here announcing that you are still on-board! And also, please fill out the character sheet below (once supplied). This sheet, for the moment, will only include character details and stats - no skills.

    CHARACTER SHEET: Click here!

    THE STORY SO FAR: Click here!

    NEWCOMERS: PTG, or Project True Grit, is an attempt (by Sketch and myself) to create an alternate canon for FoE. We're aiming to put the "struggle" in "struggle for survival". Some things we're adding are (and these are understatements):

    - Extensive alternate canon: we've created an ENTIRE FoE canon, complete with new characters, factions, locations, loot, and an optional underlying storyline...to save or destroy the Wastes.
    - Extensive world: I cannot truly express to you how massive the realm of TG is. It includes the entire world of MLP, including lands beyond Equestria. Zebrica, the Griffon Kingdoms, Canida, and numerous other regions! You will never run out of places to explore!
    - More realism; meaning that suddenly the dangers of the wasteland apply to you. Anything from a gunshot wound to starvation to radiation poisoning - the world is out to get you, and you must find a way to cope.
    - More grit: this is the Equestrian Wasteland (and beyond)! This is no walk in the park! Expect grueling trials and truly tough decisions.
    - More emotion: gripping, believable histories, heart-wrenching excerpts, and tragic back stories help weave an image of Equestria before, during, and following The Last Day and spin an atmosphere of melancholy...and hope.
    - More options: there is no one way to do anything - players will be rewarded for ingenuity...or punished for it.
    - More lethality: YES, this game can and will kill your character.

    Guess what? This is going to be a long story! So if you feel the need to have your character step out and continue his or her story off-stage, feel free to PM me or Sketch at any time. We'll take care of everything.

    Want to continue RPing but not with the "main" group? Don't! Branch off into your own story! We encourage this!

    Nevertheless, welcome to Project True Grit: New Old World!


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    Re: Out-of-Character Thread [TG]

    Post by Cascade on Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:53 am

    Character Sheet - Project True Grit:


    Basic Information
    Name: Cascade
    Race: Pegasus pony
    Gender: Female
    Occupation: Delinquent gang member, petty thief

    Physical Description
    Size: Smallish
    Build: A bit light
    Coat: Yellow
    Mane: Bright blue with a paler blue streak, sort of longish, kind of wavy
    Tail: As mane
    Eyes: Green
    Cutie Mark: None

    [spoiler=Biography]
    Cascade grew up as an only child. Her father, Soda Pop, was an earth pony who taught at the Stable primary school, and her mother, Gold Spark, was a unicorn who worked maintenance on the air conditioning and climate control systems. Both worked a lot, meaning they didn’t have much time to spend with her.

    Even during her younger years, she felt that she didn’t fit in much with the fillies and colts of her age. As she grew older and her friends and classmates began to earn their cutie marks, her frustration with the Stable only exacerbated. As time went on, she pinned her hopes on the CAT providing her with some much needed guidance. Unfortunately, when the date finally came, the CAT results suggested a number of areas of mild aptitude, but nothing more. She was apparently not good at anything. To this day, much to her chagrin, she still hasn’t earned her cutie mark. She has come to be disillusioned with Stable life, feeling that it has no place for her.

    Nonetheless, she was assigned a job as an apprentice door technician, which she proved to be not very good at. Frustration led to frequent work absences. Eventually her boss got fed up and complained about her to the Overmare’s office, at which point she was reassigned to another job. This process repeated a number of times through several more job assignments.

    Between her various apprenticeships, Cascade began to act up with greater frequency and intensity, earning her both her first run ins with Stable security and also the attention of a delinquent gang called the Basilisks. After making acquaintances with Cider Keg and Jimmy Bar, two of the more affable, easy-going gang members, she joined the Basilisks, leading to a modest career of violence and petty crime.

    The Basilisks got up to generally disagreeable shenanigans, like shooting radroaches and cola bottles with BB guns and committing acts of petty theft and vandalism, which got Cascade both myriad learning experiences outside of the Stable’s normal education system as well as more frequent and more serious encounters with Stable security.

    Even with a place in the Basilisks, though, Cascade still felt like she didn’t belong. The rest of the Basilisks had their cutie marks, after all. When the call from the Overmare went out to leave the Stable, Cascade leapt at the chance. Besides, she’d always wanted to fly, but due to the Stable’s relatively limited and restrictive space, she’s had no decent opportunity to really stretch her wings. Maybe outside, she’d finally get a chance.


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    Re: Out-of-Character Thread [TG]

    Post by Scrap Parts on Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:16 pm

    Here's Key's sheet again.

    Name: Key Ring aka "Skeleton" Key
    Race:Unicorn
    Age:20
    Gender:Male
    Background Archetype:All Purpose Infiltrator
    Background Specific: Key Ring was born in the Stable to two loving parents. His parents tried to dote on him as much as possible, showering him with toys and books, causing a unfortunate side effect of greed to manifest.

    As he grew up and discovered his talents he started to “acquire” things for himself using his abilities in hacking and picking locks to take things he wanted. His thefts started out simple and at a young age and escalated in severity as he grew older, to the point in which after cracking one particularly hard lock he received his cutie mark of a stylized key, aka a skeleton key. During his youth he joined one of the stable gangs, a choice that only fueled his greed and thieving pursuits and earned him the nickname "Skeleton" Key.

    Eventually he his lifestyle of thievery caught up to him when ponies started to wonder how a 20 year old was making a very comfortable life for himself despite having no job to speak of. Sensing an oncoming investigation of him, Key Ring volunteered himself to go outside the Stable.

    = Physical =

    Build: Scrawny and agile
    Height: Average
    Weight: 120
    Condition: Healthy

    = Appearance =

    Mane [Condition/Color]: Messy and long/Light light blue.
    Coat [Condition/Color]: Clean kept brushed/Creamy White
    Tail [Condition/Color]: Kept brushed/Light light blue
    Eyes [Color]: Light Green


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    Re: Out-of-Character Thread [TG]

    Post by Mixtape on Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:50 pm

    Count me in Penny! Its just like hardcore mode ... sorta.
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    Re: Out-of-Character Thread [TG]

    Post by Collateral Damage on Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:30 pm

    I'm down. Count me in.
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    Re: Out-of-Character Thread [TG]

    Post by Ginger Ale on Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:35 pm

    hmm i had made an alt reality ginger ale for trail's "All you could have been" thread I might be able to use him for this if you'll have me.
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    Re: Out-of-Character Thread [TG]

    Post by Pendant on Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:45 pm

    Good news~

    The character sheet is now up! Keep in mind that the canon is different, so some alterations may have to be made. Maybe.
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    Re: Out-of-Character Thread [TG]

    Post by Crackle on Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:51 pm

    I'm getting in on this, too! doing up a character sheet now.


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    AP: 32
    RM: 3
    Crit Threshold: 95
    Botch Threshold: 5
    Dodge: 15
    S:8 P:9 E:6 C:3 I:6 A:5 L:6
    Defences
    Ranged: 90 Close: 57 Explosive: 73 Passive: 45
    Weapons
    Plasma Pistol - Hit: 35 - Damage: 33 - Crit: x2.5 - AP: 9 - Cap: 16
    Knife – Hit: 16 – Damage: 14 – Crit: ×2 – AP: 4
    Unarmed – Hit: 11 – Damage: 14 – Crit: ×2 – AP: 6
    Grenade Rifle - Hit: 28 - Damage: 100 - Crit: x2 - AP: 16 - Cap: 1
    Perks/Traits that apply to combat
    You can run...
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    Re: Out-of-Character Thread [TG]

    Post by Xeshir on Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:45 pm

    Here it is, I may have overdone it a bit with the story.

    Spoiler:
    Character Sheet - Project True Grit

    Basic Information
    Name: Xerxes
    Race: Zebra
    Gender: Male
    Occupation: Wanderer. Ocassional bounty hunter or scavenger.

    Physical Description
    Size: Nine feet (Hooves?) and a half.
    Build: Lean. A bit muscular.
    Coat: Normal zebra stripes.
    Mane: Small Mohawk that matches coat.
    Tail: A small stub of hair that matches coat.
    Glyph Mark:


    Biography

    Personality: Xerxes is cold, brutally honest and dislikes people disrespecting him. Yet, he tries to help others and could even be considered a mentor for some, but not a soft one. He won´t bat an eyelid as he tells you your mistakes, flaws and errors with a colorful vocabulary, but at least he will be teaching you something.

    He acts as a self-appointed judge, jury and executioner, and will not hesitate to issue threats to those who he travels with if he sees them committing an act he would consider wrong.

    History: Xerxes didn´t have an easy life. He was born in slavery and never met his parents, who were executed as soon as they were found, set as an example for other slaves that might dare to have children. Even before he knew the name of his parents they were gone.

    He became somewhat of a “toy” for the slaver boss, who barely cared for the child and used him as his own little courier around the slaver compound. Stealing bits of food from here and there was how he fed himself, able to grow up quite healthy as his skill in sneaking improved. The slaver boss, pleased with his “toy” decided to make him his own personal bodyguard, thinking he had succesfully brainwashed the child to work for him. He hadn´t succeeded. Xerxes wanted him to die a slow, painful death. And was planning to do so when the time came.

    One day, still planning the death of the slaver, he found a new slave mare. Her name was Misty Winds and she was considered a “prize.” as she was a Pegasus, and a very strong one at that. He fell in love with her due to her kind nature towards other slavers and they had a secret relationship. Unfortunately, this didn´t last long. They were found and slaver boss took care of scarring Xerxes. Permanently. His cheeks were removed with knifes and scalpels and the wounds were closed with a burning iron, making sure they would never heal, but this was hardly the worst for Xerxes. He found out Misty had been sold as a sex slave in an unknown location. The slaver boss had sealed his fate.

    Only three nights later, Xerxes sneaked away from cage where he was kept and entered the slaver boss house. He tied him to his bed while he was still asleep and tied a cloth around his mouth to silence him. Only then did he woke him up and made his fate clear to him. Details must be spared, but you can be assured that he suffered a lot, and for a long time. He was found death in the morning by his fellow slavers, Xerxes long gone. Ever since then he has tried to act with a degree of kindness to others, thinking Misty would approve of him, while still in search of his love. His only memory of his past life is a long brown cloak which he uses to cover his scars, only removing it to intimidate others.


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    Re: Out-of-Character Thread [TG]

    Post by Crackle on Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:09 am

    My backstory is rather brief, but it should meet the requirements. Let me know if I need to expand upon it or alter it to meet the new canon.

    Also, I hope you don't mind but I divided the biography section into the standard 'History' and 'Personality' sections.


    Spoiler:


    Basic Information
    Name: Nitro
    Race: Diamond Dog
    Gender: Male
    Occupation: wandering scavenger

    Physical Description
    - Size: small (only slightly taller than an average pony)
    - Build: lean, compact.
    - Ear Type: rounded
    - Tail Type: short and shaggy
    - Fur/Pattern: brown/tan with dark spots, very shaggy and patchy. Scars and burns everywhere.


    History:
    Born in the distant diamond dog homeland of Canida, Nitro has been getting into trouble since he was a pup barely old enough to walk. His talent for sticking his muzzle where it doesn't belong manifested in a very early age, as did his disregard for the safety of others. As he got older, it also became apparent that there was something a little bit off in Nitro's head. While it wasn't enough to warrant any real concern, it was still a bit unsettling to the few dogs close to him. As soon as he was old enough, Nitro was sent into the mines where he immediately fell in love with the explosives used to blast out new tunnels (even though D-Dogs can dig very rapidly, it is still faster to clear a very large section of rock by blasting it apart). He became unhealthily obsessed with them, and even developed a habit of talking to them. He was caught several times sneaking into various storage rooms simply to be around them, and even occasionally found cuddling and caressing the more powerful variants in an exceptionally unnerving manner. Eventually, Nitro's obsession got the better of him. He set off a massive explosion that collapsed a large portion of the mines and killed several dogs.

    He was found some time later, hugging the detonator and laughing like a crazed hyena. Rightfuly fearing execution for his crimes, Nitro fled through the mines and eventually found his way out into the wasteland. While he was not unfamiliar to hardship and combat (Canida had its own dangers, and had not escaped the apocalypse unscathed), he still received several injuries and nearly died a few times before he eventually adapted. Several run-ins with raiders and wasteland monsters have honed his fight-or-flight response considerably. While he has no problems sending several of his explosives in the direction of any enemies he is confident in his ability to defeat, he will quickly retreat if he thinks he might be outmatched. He also developed a habit of both talking to himself at times and speaking in the third person over the time spent in the wasteland. Although he has learned how to survive, times are still tough for him.

    Personality:
    Nitro is generally friendly despite having received some harsh treatment in his past, mostly because he is either too dim or too crazy to care that much. He is cautious when approaching unknown people, and is very twitchy at times. He likes groups and gatherings thanks to his pack mentality, and enjoys having company on his wanderings. His casual disregard for the safety of others combined with his predilection for detonations prevents him from staying as a part of such groups for long, though. While me may enjoy their company, Nitro's one true love is causing explosions. It is not unheard of for a traveling companion to unwittingly fall victim of this love when Nitro gets caught up in the heat of battle. He doesnt deliberatly send his fireworks in their direction, but if they happed to be standing to close to the enemy he has his eye on, thingscan get messy.

    When he isn't accidentally blowing party members into small meaty chunks, Nitro is usually fairly easy to get along with, although his odd speaking habits and personality quirks can be annoying. Of course, Nitro is totally oblivious of this fact. Nitro is also reasonably curious, and enjoys exploring. It is not uncommon for this to end with nitro in pain and/or running for his life. Lucky for him, he isn't idioctic enough not to learn from his mistakes. While he may be on the loopy side of sanity, he isnt suicidal. When things get too dangerous he backs out and he avoids areas that seem inherintly deadly. His curiosity does have its benefits, however. He learned how to pick locks at a very young age, and has honed his skills over the years. Thanks to his time surviving in the wasteland after fleeing his home, he is no stranger to the horrors it holds. However, one advantage of being both dim-witted and slightly insane is that they don't seem to bother him that much. He does have frequent nightmares, though, and when something does manage to affect him, it hits him hard. On the whole, he has a rather happy-go-lucky disposition, but due to his mental instability he can descend into a terrified wreck with little warning or decide to toss some explosives around for reason other than just to see them go boom.


    "Hahahahahahahahaha! BOOM!"

    "No-no-no, Pony is doing it wrong! Here, Nitro will show!"


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    AP: 32
    RM: 3
    Crit Threshold: 95
    Botch Threshold: 5
    Dodge: 15
    S:8 P:9 E:6 C:3 I:6 A:5 L:6
    Defences
    Ranged: 90 Close: 57 Explosive: 73 Passive: 45
    Weapons
    Plasma Pistol - Hit: 35 - Damage: 33 - Crit: x2.5 - AP: 9 - Cap: 16
    Knife – Hit: 16 – Damage: 14 – Crit: ×2 – AP: 4
    Unarmed – Hit: 11 – Damage: 14 – Crit: ×2 – AP: 6
    Grenade Rifle - Hit: 28 - Damage: 100 - Crit: x2 - AP: 16 - Cap: 1
    Perks/Traits that apply to combat
    You can run...
    Loose Cannon
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    How do like THEM apples?

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    Re: Out-of-Character Thread [TG]

    Post by Bone Head on Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:34 pm

    decided to use my alt account for this since making post as bone head without getting shot is a bit hard.
    (This is ginger ale)

    Decided to go with a new character since that seems to be the norm here.

    Spoiler:

    Basic Information
    Name: Hawke
    Race*: Diamond dog
    Gender: Male
    Occupation: Prospector and general tinkerer

    Physical Description
    (Diamond Dogs)
    - Size: large
    - Build: muscular
    - Ear Type**: pointed
    - Tail Type***: cut off
    - Fur/Pattern: dark brown fur usually covered in a layer of dirt, large bald spot on his back where he suffered from a plasma wound.

    Biography
    Personality:
    Hawke is not your typical diamond dog, whereas most tend to stereotype the brutish mutts as being idiotic muscle, this is not the case with Hawke, he’s smart, really smart and has the capacity of speaking properly like any other citizen of the waste sometimes even better. But he does tend to speak like a common dog when around strangers, mainly to keep up false appearances and make others underestimate him. He has a bit of an unhealthy curiosity and usualy finds himself in trouble because he really wanted to see what lived in that cave. Hawke is generally a live and let live kind of dog, so long as you're not in his way or or annoying him when he’s working he’s pretty friendly, but celestia help you if you make him lose his train of thought, or interrupt one of his projects. He does suffer from a form of gnosiophobia, he is terrified of being the only intellectual in the room and as a result can’t stand to be around other diamond dogs. This also means that when he meets another smart pony he tends to drop everything to give them a hug and discuss various intellectual observations.

    History:
    Hawke was born in a small diamond dog settlement outside of Canida. His name was not originally hawke, he was born with the name ironhide, thanks to his rather large build even as a pup. His pack was mostly full of scavengers and warriors, as honorable melee combat was the way in this tribe. Over the years ironhide became proficient in swordplay, favoring a pair of bone swords that the tribe’s craftsmen forged for him. But ironhide was an outcast as he questioned traditions and his overly curious personality kept getting him into trouble. One day when he and some of his tribes members where scavenging an old pre-war city he broke away from the main group to check a nearby building, inside he found a lone hellhound living there. His overly mutated cousin didn't take too kindly to ironhide entering his home and opened fire with a plasma rifle. The diamond dog would end up escaping but only to sucome to his wounds and fall unconscious in the streets. When he woke up he was being cared for by a pegasus named hawke, a dashite. The two became fast friends, ironhide surprised hawke with his intelligence and ability to learn quickly. Hawke became a mentor to the dog and taught him everything he knew, which was a lot given the pegasus knowledge of enclave science and tech. Unfortunately fate decided to catch up with the pegasus and while ironhide was out gathering supplies the enclave paid a visit to hawke. When the dog returned he found a burning shack and glowing pile of goo that was his friend. Ironhide was heartbroken. He adopted the name hawke to help preserve the memory the pegasus and took to wandering the waste, unable to return to his tribe after such a long leave of absence.
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    Re: Out-of-Character Thread [TG]

    Post by Sketch on Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:07 pm

    For the moment no new characters have been accepted.

    OUR BEEF WITH YOU:
    Glaive - Our main issue is with the "Guide of the Wastes" occupation. There is no mention of him ever leaving his hometown prior to his search for his family - was this intentional? Because he's completely unqualified as a Guide. (You could also use this as a comedy element, or similar.)

    (Also, between you and me and everyone, have you taken a step back to look at your color scheme?)

    Xerxes - Make sure you can differentiate from "cold, merciless, sadistic torturer" and "the guy who has a soft side and tries to help people from time to time."

    Nitro - that there is an incredibly dangerous combination - crazy and stupid. If you plan to keep that, make sure you play it well. Don't overdo the crazy. Or the stupid. As far as the Canida part of your history, we'll get back to you on the specifics.

    Hawke - Honestly I'm more worried about your RPing than the actual character. Make sense. Use grammar. And bones do not make good swords.


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    Re: Out-of-Character Thread [TG]

    Post by Crackle on Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:36 pm

    I can tone down the crazy and make it so that Nitro is just dim and socially oblivious instead of full-out stupid, if that helps. As for roleplay, I'm confidednt in my ability to handle him. I'm not going to have him lob grenades directly at party members, I'm not trying to screw over everyone. I just wont be as careful with them as I might be with a more mentally stable character. If he starts to cause problems with the group, I'm more than willing to have him blow himself up.


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    AP: 32
    RM: 3
    Crit Threshold: 95
    Botch Threshold: 5
    Dodge: 15
    S:8 P:9 E:6 C:3 I:6 A:5 L:6
    Defences
    Ranged: 90 Close: 57 Explosive: 73 Passive: 45
    Weapons
    Plasma Pistol - Hit: 35 - Damage: 33 - Crit: x2.5 - AP: 9 - Cap: 16
    Knife – Hit: 16 – Damage: 14 – Crit: ×2 – AP: 4
    Unarmed – Hit: 11 – Damage: 14 – Crit: ×2 – AP: 6
    Grenade Rifle - Hit: 28 - Damage: 100 - Crit: x2 - AP: 16 - Cap: 1
    Perks/Traits that apply to combat
    You can run...
    Loose Cannon
    Trigger Discipline
    How do like THEM apples?

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    Re: Out-of-Character Thread [TG]

    Post by Xeshir on Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:58 pm

    Added a tiny bit to personality that might clear things up a bit about how he acts. Hopefully. Do tell if anything else botehrs you.
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    Re: Out-of-Character Thread [TG]

    Post by Sketch on Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:04 pm

    I want to point out that it would help us GREATLY if you explained the history and personality and background of a character simply. We'd prefer short, clear, and well-done to long and confusingly written.

    Please edit your character sheets accordingly.
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    Re: Out-of-Character Thread [TG]

    Post by Bone Head on Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:26 pm

    Don't worry about my RPing I'm just terrible at getting ideas for a character down on a piece of paper. As for the bone swords, I needed something that sounded like something a tribe of worriers would use when technology was taboo and bone seemed to make since (mainly due to me playing a lot of skyrim lately and bone swords are a thing there.) But if it's to far out there I guess I could use a couple of machetes or a knife spear.
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    Re: Out-of-Character Thread [TG]

    Post by Xeshir on Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:00 am

    Edited personality. Hopefully it´s more clear this time.
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    Re: Out-of-Character Thread [TG]

    Post by Long Shot on Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:02 pm

    Basic Information
    Name: Long Shot
    Race: Earth Pony
    Gender: Female
    Occupation: Vault security

    Physical Description
    Size: Slightly above average
    Build: Muscular
    Coat: Green
    Mane: Brown
    Eyes: Red
    Tail: Brown
    Cutie Mark: Crosshair


    Biography
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    Re: Out-of-Character Thread [TG]

    Post by Aurora Dawn on Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:24 am

    -- Basic Information --
    Name: Aurora Dawn
    Race: Unicorn pony
    Gender: Female
    Occupation: Pony resources administrator

    -- Physical Description --
    Size: Tallish
    Build: Slender, scrawny elegant
    Coat: Orangey-yellow
    Mane: Purple and light pink, long, straight
    Tail: As mane
    Eyes: Turquoise
    Cutie Mark: A rising sun

    Biography:

    “Okay, I’ve got the results of your physical here. Everything seems to be fine.”

    “Of course. You shouldn’t expect anything less from me.”

    “Aurora, we both know you’re a little on the scrawny side.”

    “Scrawny? My physique is elegant, not scrawny.”

    “No, of course, that’s fine. So, that’s... all in order. Your special talent?”

    “Lapis, is this really necessary? We’ve known each other since we were fillies.”

    “Yes, it’s necessary, Aurora. Come on, I didn’t think a little bureaucracy was enough to get you down!”

    “Fine. My special talent is leadership, as represented by my cutie mark: a guiding light that shines through the darkness of common ignorance.”

    “Don’t be like that.”

    “Like what?”

    “Never mind. Your occupation?”

    “Lapis, I–”

    “Formality, remember?”

    “Alright, alright, fine. I’ve held the position of senior pony resources administrator for the past eight months, since the Overmare’s office decided to recognise my talents after finally pulling their heads out of–”

    “Okay! Great. Any combat or survival training?”

    “I have undergone some limited combat training, yes. Unsurprisingly, I displayed an utterly prodigal ability with directed energy weapons.”

    “Um... that’s not what ‘prodigal’ means, Aurora.”

    “Isn’t it, now? Tell me, then; what does it mean?”

    “... You know what? It’s not important.”

    “No, it isn’t.”

    “Okay, here’s the big one. Why are you leaving the Stable?”

    “Don’t pretend you don’t know, Lapis.”

    “But... I don’t know, Aurora; you never told me. I’ve been worried sick ever since I heard!”

    “Don’t play dumb, Lapis. I know you’ve resented me ever since I was promoted to senior administrator while you were stuck down here as a common little pencil pusher, wallowing in mediocrity with the rest of these worms. You’re no different from everypony else.”

    “Don’t. Don’t you dare.”

    “Dare what? Have I no right to tell the truth? Did I miss a memo?”

    “Aurora, stop it. I don’t resent you; nopony does. You know that. You’re just letting the stress of your job – of the whole leaving thing – get to you.”

    “Oh, the stress? It’s the stress that’s been talking about me while my back’s turned, marginalising my talents, claiming I only got that promotion because I’m the Overmare’s daughter? Should I have a little chat with the stress, then?”

    “So there are a few ponies that got jealous. So what? The Aurora Dawn I know is the last pony that would let something like that get to her.”

    “But it’s not just a few ponies. None of those vent-crawling mouth-breathers have ever shown me the respect I deserve.”

    Don’t be like that, Aurora.”

    “Why not? Aren’t I entitled to a little–”

    “Just because you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth doesn’t mean you get to think you’re better than other ponies!”

    “How dare you accuse me of having never suffered hardship! My father died when I was seven years old!”

    “And you never shed a tear!”

    “...”

    “Aurora, I’m telling you this as your best friend. You’re not right, not well. In here, I mean. You never have been. You need to get help, and you certainly shouldn’t be leaving.”

    “Willpower is not something that needs fixing. My friend would appreciate that.”

    “... Fine, go ahead and leave. Face the unknown horrors of the outside world. Show all us vent-crawling mouth-breathers just what kind of pony you are.”

    “I’m sure I will.”

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    Re: Out-of-Character Thread [TG]

    Post by Ace on Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:11 pm

    Character Sheet -Project True Grit Basic Information
    Spoiler:

    Name: Emmett 'Double Action'
    Age: 19
    Race: Pegasus
    Gender: Stallion
    Occupation: Gunslinger, mercenary
    Picture:
    Spoiler:
    Size: Average
    Build: Fit
    Coat: Tan
    Mane: Short, dark brown
    Tail: Short, dark brown
    Cutie Mark: Two Crossed Revolvers


    Personality: Despite his patience and intelligence, Double Action almost always operates by 'shoot now, talk later.' He hates to admit that he's wrong, but won't deny it. Gruff and straightforward, he's not afriad to say what's on his mind. At times he can seem like an inconsiderate ass, but this is rarely the case, he most likely cares, but doesn't show it too well. If you've got a problem, he'll try and help you out, but he's definitely no bleeding heart sympathetic, there's a boundary between what he considers a 'problem' and an 'overly dramatic fit'.

    History: Emmett 'Double Action' was born and raised in the Mild West, and he's had a tough, gritty life so far. After his parents were both killed in a raid, he hid in a ditch for almost two days, motionless, feigning death in the blood of his own family. When he returned home, he was forced to fight for a small faction, and became a child soldier at the age of 9.

    He was shown to be a proficient markspony, and had a lightning fast draw. He was made captain of his own squad at the age of 11. After a shootout one day, he was badly injured, and went into a coma for over two weeks, kept alive by his faction's primitive ICU. When he awoke, the battle had just ended, and he wasn't welcomed back very warmly. The faction he had fought for lost the battle. He was thrown out, as the group saw no use for 'a piece of shit failure' like himself.

    Emmett was then 14, and wandered the desert alone, drifting from settlement to settlement, dodging bullets and digging through trash for 2 years. At the age of 16, he came across a soldier from the opposing faction he had fought years ago. Instead of 'getting even', the two became close friends and traveled the Mild West together, finishing quotas and contracts along the way in exchange for food, weapons and caps.

    After a botched plan to scout out what was thought, and what was, a slaver caravan, Emmett's friend was captured, and he was never to see her again. He was then 18, and became a lone mercenary, searching for clues of where his friend might have been taken.
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    Re: Out-of-Character Thread [TG]

    Post by Pendant on Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:22 am

    Approved approved approved approved approved SO APPROVED GOSH
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    Re: Out-of-Character Thread [TG]

    Post by Mixtape on Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:30 pm

    Character Sheet - Project True Grit

    -Basic Description-
    Name: Cassette Tape
    Age: 18
    Race: Earth Pony
    Gender: Female
    Occupation: Courier

    -Physical Description-
    Size: Average
    Build: Fit
    Coat: Medium-Light Orange
    Mane: Medium Brunette
    Tail: Medium Brunette
    Cutie Mark: A Cassette Tape and Three warm color stars
    Picture:


    -Personality-
    Cassette Tape is a really likeable pony. She always knows how to make the best out of a bad situation. She prefers to be called Cass. She loves traveling but not at night because you never know if raiders or deathclaws might jump out at you.

    Cass is also one of the best singers in the wastes. She has done performances at New Pegasus, New Appleoosa, Friendship city, and Tenpony Tower. She is also a skilled guitar player, who enjoys filling the air with melody.

    -History-
    I was born in the back of my parents caravan wagon on our way to Friendship City. When I was born my mother said I was the happiest looking baby she has ever seen. At the time my parents were young, about 25ish and my two older brothers Shadow and Niko were about 5.

    Throughout my childhood we traveled through the wastes, my mom taught me how to create natural remedies off the wild plants we harvested. And my father taught me how to play guitar. My two brothers always loved to roughhouse so I grew up a tough filly.

    Not too long after my 15th birthday I found out I had a beautiful singing voice I sang wherever we went. Ponies took notice to it, and it gave our caravan alot of business.

    At 17, my mother took ill with a strange disease even professional doctors couldn't analyze. She died on a sunday afternoon near New Appleloosa. Celestia bless her soul.

    At 18 I decided to leave the caravan and start my own life. I said my tearful goodbyes and left. Somehow soon after I got roped into the courier business. I've made good money off of being a courier, and i've been doing it ever since.
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    Re: Out-of-Character Thread [TG]

    Post by Pendant on Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:19 pm

    According to someone's comment, they wish I had "cut the crap" about the Vault intro sequence, and start outside the Vault.

    I am perfectly capable of having the current posts deleted, to start in this way.

    I want your opinions.
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    Re: Out-of-Character Thread [TG]

    Post by Bone Head on Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:13 pm

    I think starting outside the stable would be more beneficial to the characters that don't have anything to do with the stable and we can start fresh rather than go with back story that's about a month out of date.
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    Re: Out-of-Character Thread [TG]

    Post by Pendant on Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:37 pm

    Understand that it DOES NOT mean non-Vault characters start out immediately.

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