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Offline Just X

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Re: TtLG: Just X Character Generation Thread
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2011, 08:06:51 PM »
I am thinking how would he access project locations?  Would a motorcycle be more realistic?  if not it might have to be a mountian bike.

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Re: TtLG: Just X Character Generation Thread
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2011, 04:42:37 PM »
Hmm. I would actually see an ATV as being the most realistic choice. Lots of rural people use them for working and hunting and such. They can carry a larger load then a motorcycle and have better off road handling.
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Re: TtLG: Just X Character Generation Thread
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2011, 05:23:44 PM »
I'd assume biodiesel as a fuel?

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Re: TtLG: Just X Character Generation Thread
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2011, 05:30:54 PM »
I would say running on ethanol or methanol. Take your pick. Methanol is easier to find, but ethanol gives better energy.
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"Hook em by the wing joint. You know where it jogs in there? Clip or a claw... a snare would do it."

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Re: TtLG: Just X Character Generation Thread
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2011, 02:55:17 AM »
Let's go with methanol, less fun than ethanol but easier to find and make in a pinch.

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Re: TtLG: Just X Character Generation Thread
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2011, 06:01:20 AM »
Alrighty, one Methanol burning four wheeler, a few years old, added to the equipment.
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Re: TtLG: Just X Character Generation Thread
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2011, 01:48:15 PM »
Did I miss it or does he not have a name yet?
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"Hook em by the wing joint. You know where it jogs in there? Clip or a claw... a snare would do it."

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Re: TtLG: Just X Character Generation Thread
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2011, 08:44:06 PM »
It appear that this was an oversight on my behalf.  Lets go with Luke Adams.

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Re: TtLG: Just X Character Generation Thread
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2011, 10:38:06 PM »
Height 5’ 8”     Weight 225 lbs.  (he's fat)

He has straggly and wild red hair and green eyes.  He wears thick glasses.

Typically wears blue jeans with suspenders and a tee shirt or flannel shirt depending upon the season.

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Re: TtLG: Just X Character Generation Thread
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2011, 03:43:33 PM »
Did we have a background written up in one spot?
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Re: TtLG: Just X Character Generation Thread
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2011, 05:27:52 AM »
Looking at Usdrothecks Chargen thread, I realized a few things:

*  the 100 point was spending was making a great character (James Bond/Leonardo)

*  my concept of his being an avid outdoors man/hunter will take on a whole new twist

*  being a good shot with a pistol is a lot harder than being good at quick drawing the pistol

I am reworking some ideas to 50 points.  I am thinking more of an a consultant who helps clients work through a bureaucracy (state and/or federal) to obtain permits and approvals.  Given his age and outdoor bent, he sees the prohibition on guns and hunting as the government overstepping its bounds.  He may even have a few older guns stashed along with reloading equipment and a supply of ammo.  He knows that the discovery of this will likely end his career, but feels compelled as an old school citizen to keep them. 

Is the game to be set in Arizona or should we just pick a starting point and then the group will assemble elsewhere?  I would have seen him buying a few acres possibly with an old farm house back in the 80’s.  This has worked out well as he can raise veggies and keeps a few chickens and rabbits.  I would have imagined that the site was located in a rural suburban area with an hour commute to the outskirts of a small city or the typical ring of offices that spring up outside a larger city (where land is cheaper).  He would has worked for a firm for a while, but with improving technology and increasing fuel/transportation costs he would have migrated to telecommuting and eventually to private consulting.

He would be widower, with two kids in their late 20’s early 30’s.  His boy’s have begun their own lives and have moved on.  The insurance money from his wife’s death paid off the house and covered the boy’s education.  He has been able to make a decent living helping others navigate the increasing bureaucratic landscape although recently land development has been pretty slack.  Recently, he has been able to find some clients who wish to permit the construction of large ponds on their property to raise fish.

This is the majority of what I recalled being pulled together.

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Re: TtLG: Just X Character Generation Thread
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2011, 07:45:43 PM »
You want to lay out a clean copy and I will append it to his thread?
"How do you hold on to an angel?"

"Hook em by the wing joint. You know where it jogs in there? Clip or a claw... a snare would do it."

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Re: TtLG: Just X Character Generation Thread
« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2011, 04:19:22 AM »
Luke Adams is a 55 year old environmental geologist who works as a consultant that helps clients work through bureaucracy (state and/or federal) to obtain permits and approvals for various projects.  He is good at his job and has been doing it long enough to have developed a reputation among the regulators both state and federal.  He is 5 foot 8 inches tall and weighs 225 pounds.  In addition to being fat, he is near-sighted and wears glasses.  The glasses, along with his wild and somewhat straggly red hair give him a bit of a mad scientist look.

Long ago he spent time in the boy scouts and eventually earned became an eagle scout.   His experiences in scouting led him to become an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing and camping.  Having spent much of his life hunting and shooting, he sees the prohibition on guns and hunting as the government overstepping its bounds.  He has a few older guns stashed along with reloading equipment and a supply of ammo.  He knows that the discovery of this will likely end his career, but feels compelled as an old school citizen to keep them. It is his second amendment right and duty, after all.

His college education in geology also provided a well-rounded background in biological and physical sciences as they applied to nature and ecology.  His book learning complimented what he learned while out camping and exploring.  Although not particularly religious, his time in nature has instilled a sense of spirituality, a moral obligation to be a contributing part of the environment rather than a leech sucking an existence out of the environment.

He began his career working for a large consulting firm in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio.  He would commute from his home daily for about 45 minutes each way.  In 1973 he met a Stephanie and fell deeply in love.  They married in 1976 and three years later had their first son, Gunther.  His brother, Chance was born three years later.  With the birth of his first child Luke felt that a proper home was required.  After nearly a year of searching they finally found the perfect home.  It was a 100-year old farmhouse situated on a few acres.  There was a small pond and about 1 acre of the site was wooded.

Life was good.  Well at least for a while, then Stephanie was diagnosed with cancer.  The company was good about letting Luke telecommute several days a week, but in 1995 Steph passed.  The insurance money paid off the house and covered both boy’s college tuitions.

With the rising cost of fuel, improving technology and two teenage boys, he continued to telecommute most of the time.  After a few years, he realized that there was not much need for his employer; his needs were modest so even if he took a bit of a pay cut, the benefits of being self-employed far outweighed the need to report to someone else. 

The farmhouse worked out well as it allowed him to have a sizable garden and keeps a few chickens and rabbits.   The boys are now in their late 20’s and early 30’s, and have moved on and begun their own lives  He has been able to make a decent living helping others navigate the increasing bureaucratic landscape; although land development has been pretty slack lately.  Recently, he has been able to find some clients who wish to permit the construction of large ponds on their property to raise fish.

While he cannot deny the obvious benefits of “going green” there is something about the way it is presented by the government that just “seems” wrong.   It is this “wrongness’ that has piqued his curiosity.


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Re: TtLG: Just X Character Generation Thread
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2011, 02:05:40 PM »
Does Luke rent a house or apartment, or own? I don't think we talked about his living conditions.
"How do you hold on to an angel?"

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Re: TtLG: Just X Character Generation Thread
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2011, 10:32:34 PM »
...He began his career working for a large consulting firm in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio.  He would commute from his home daily for about 45 minutes each way.  In 1973 he met a Stephanie and fell deeply in love.  They married in 1976 and three years later had their first son, Gunther.  His brother, Chance was born three years later.  With the birth of his first child Luke felt that a proper home was required.  After nearly a year of searching they finally found the perfect home.  It was a 100-year old farmhouse situated on a few acres.  There was a small pond and about 1 acre of the site was wooded.

Life was good.  Well at least for a while, then Stephanie was diagnosed with cancer.  The company was good about letting Luke telecommute several days a week, but in 1995 Steph passed.  The insurance money paid off the house and covered both boy’s college tuitions...

Based on this I would assume that he owns his home and has done so for mny years.

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Re: TtLG: Just X Character Generation Thread
« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2011, 01:47:58 PM »
I was just trying to decide if he still had it or if he had sold it after his wife passed. That sort of thing.
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"How do you hold on to an angel?"

"Hook em by the wing joint. You know where it jogs in there? Clip or a claw... a snare would do it."

 

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