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Unbeliever
07/19/2006 2:22 PM

I can't take credit for the idea, and have been talking with a couple of members about it for a while, but I'm looking to head up a pirate RP in the near future. It'll be themed similar to the movies, with plenty of humor to spice up the adventure. That way, we can avoid the degradation of real piracy, and always keep the door open for some random hilarity within the serious adventure.

Players would mostly take the roles of the crew of the ship, whose name has yet to be decided, while I'll play the captain. Players can also create a character that will be new to the crew, joining up at the beginning of the story. If a character is already a part of the crew, one would expect there to be relationships in place already between crew members. New people would have a harder time fitting in at the start.

The story would be based around the search for a great lost treasure, as any pirate tale would have to be. This particular treasure will be known to all sea-farers, but will mostly be considered a fairy tale. The story will really get underway when a seemingly well-to-do man confronts the crew with the offer to find the treasure that he has part of a map to. I may let a player take that role, but it's unlikely. There will be plenty of action at sea, but also lots of stops along the way as the crew searches for the missing map piece, and runs into various troubles.

The only thing I'm not yet sure of is the timeline. I'm still researching a couple of periods, but any input would certainly be taken into consideration. On that note, Sway provided me with plenty of information that will be available to anyone that is unsure of certain aspects of sailing or life at sea. Also, I'd be glad to answer any questions you might have here.

So, whose up for an adventure at sea?

Flark
07/19/2006 2:50 PM

I'll have to say, UB, you've just made it sound even better than I expected! I like the idea of not taking it too seriously. I know I'd previously expressed an interest, but a few personal things have been getting to me recently and I'd started to figure I was going to have to let you down. Fortunately my mood has been Swayed, a little and after reading this I'm really looking forward to seeing this one up and running again. :)

Any room for sea sick highwayman on board? ;)

Sway_Greenwitch
07/19/2006 3:09 PM

Since my name has already been mentioned here, I guess it's no surprise that I'm looking forward to being a part of the crew...

No monkeying around! ;)

Unbeliever
07/19/2006 3:45 PM


I like the idea of not taking it too seriously.


That was something I'd decided on pretty early. A one hundred percent serious pirate story could get pretty depraved.


Fortunately my mood has been Swayed, a little and after reading this I'm really looking forward to seeing this one up and running again. :)


Glad to hear you'll be around. I can pretty safely say I've never seen a Swaying lead to something bad.


Any room for sea sick highwayman on board? ;)


But of course. I'd meant to throw in the possibility of playing a character not so familiar with the sea.


No monkeying around! ;)


Well, I'd guess there would have to SOME monkeying around... Eek, eek!

Sacrificial_Pearl
07/19/2006 4:30 PM

This sounds interesting. I do have one question though.


It'll be themed similar to the movies...


Do you mean the PotC movies?

Unbeliever
07/19/2006 4:37 PM


Do you mean the PotC movies?


Yeah. And by that, I mean running what is basically a serious adventure, but leaving the door open for plenty of humor.

Flark
07/19/2006 4:44 PM



Do you mean the PotC movies?


Yeah. And by that, I mean running what is basically a serious adventure, but leaving the door open for plenty of humor.

Shit. For some reason I though you meant the Home Alone movies. Stuff it, count me out...

;)


Sorry you'll have to excuse me, I'm blantatly pissed right now.

Pissed as in drunk, not pissed off.

Just to clearing that up... :D

Sacrificial_Pearl
07/19/2006 4:48 PM

Thanks for the clarification. That sounds fun. I look forward to it.

LibraRabbit
07/19/2006 5:32 PM

That sounds like good times UB. I might try to join this one if you don't mind. I've been urdging for a good Pirate thread ever since the Sea Devil sank. can't wait.

darknightrei
07/19/2006 8:01 PM

I'm in, if you agree...you know me, joining every damned thread I find!

Village_Idiot
07/19/2006 8:22 PM

Argh, matey, I might be interested. One question, though: will there be any actual piracy, or only treasure hunting?

Sacrificial_Pearl
07/19/2006 8:40 PM


Argh, matey, I might be interested. One question, though: will there be any actual piracy, or only treasure hunting?


And if there is, will we sing a song of sixpence to recruit more crew?

teutonicknight
07/19/2006 8:50 PM

I remember I told you I probably wouldn't have much time for it, but methinks I could probably put in enough time for an occasional post as the ship's parrot/monkey/sealion . . . essentially, the ship's pet that's there for comedic relief.

Pillage
07/19/2006 10:45 PM

Pirate RP?! Pirate RP with the Pirate and the RP and the thing with the bucko comes outta the thing, an he makes a yar-fragh-agh-agh-arrrrgh!

Count me the christing hell in!

Unbeliever
07/20/2006 1:33 AM

Alright. I'm very pleased with the response. Because of that, I think for now, that I'm not looking for anymore players to start the game with. Of course, if someone is interested and not in yet, just send me a message and we might be able to work something in down the line. I might just try and con one or two people into just that sort of role, anyway.

So, that said, it'll still be a couple of days before I get the RP thread up for character applications, and such. Sunday at the latest. But, if you work out your character before that, feel free to PM me about it. Same with any ideas or suggestions. I've got the plot all worked out, but I'm always open to other possibilities.


[Posted By Sacrificial_Pearl on 07.19.2006 4:48 PM]

Thanks for the clarification. That sounds fun. I look forward to it.


Not a problem. And it damn skippy better be fun...


[Posted By LibraRabbit on 07.19.2006 5:32 PM]

That sounds like good times UB. I might try to join this one if you don't mind.


Certainly don't mind, Libra. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.


[Posted By darknightrei on 07.19.2006 8:01 PM]

I'm in, if you agree...you know me, joining every damned thread I find!


No! You can't!

...

Oh, alright. ;)


[Posted By Village_Idiot on 07.19.2006 8:22 PM]

Argh, matey, I might be interested. One question, though: will there be any actual piracy, or only treasure hunting?


The focus will be the treasure, but I wouldn't be surprised if there were a few incidents of piracy afoot. And, of course, players will have the freedom to be plenty treacherous themselves, if they so choose.


And if there is, will we sing a song of sixpence to recruit more crew?


Well... That, and throwing them overboard. *shrug* Different strokes for different folks.


[Posted By teutonicknight on 07.19.2006 8:50 PM]

I remember I told you I probably wouldn't have much time for it, but methinks I could probably put in enough time for an occasional post as the ship's parrot/monkey/sealion . . . essentially, the ship's pet that's there for comedic relief.


My mind is abuzz at the possibilities of parrot-TK feuding with a certain mischevious monkey. I'm all for it.


Count me the christing hell in!


Now [i]that[/i] is enthusiasm.

Sway_Greenwitch
07/20/2006 6:20 AM


Now [i]that[/i] is enthusiasm.


I think it's actually Pirate Fever! ;)


All hands Hoay!... Grab tha' hogshead ye' picarrons, an' let's show em' landlubbers 'ow it's done! ;)



I remember I told you I probably wouldn't have much time for it, but methinks I could probably put in enough time for an occasional post as the ship's parrot/monkey/sealion . . . essentially, the ship's pet that's there for comedic relief.


My mind is abuzz at the possibilities of parrot-TK feuding with a certain mischevious monkey. I'm all for it.

As am I. This should be interesting indeed. :)
I wonder if TK likes his feathers pulled? >_>

teutonicknight
07/20/2006 9:53 AM


As am I. This should be interesting indeed. :)
I wonder if TK likes his feathers pulled? >_>

*squak* Man the poopdeck *squak* Swab the plank *squak* Shoot the monkey *squak**squak* *flies up to the crow's nest*

Sacrificial_Pearl
07/20/2006 10:54 AM



And if there is, will we sing a song of sixpence to recruit more crew?


Well... That, and throwing them overboard. *shrug* Different strokes for different folks.


I think I'd rather sign up with Blackbeard then. He offered a salary and a daily ration of whiskey.

(No, I haven't studied pirates too much, not at all!)

Village_Idiot
07/20/2006 12:28 PM


I think I'd rather sign up with Blackbeard then. He offered a salary and a daily ration of whiskey.

(No, I haven't studied pirates too much, not at all!)


Pirates drank rum, cuz it stored better, and i don't think whiskey had been invented yet. And as far as historical pirates...they were pretty much some of the most evil men ever to live.

[Edited by Village_Idiot on Thursday, July 20, 2006 12:28 PM]

darknightrei
07/20/2006 12:43 PM

Hey VI...Whiskey WAS invented and was a commodity similar to cocoa that was mostly consumed by landfaring folk, but often traveled coastally by ship from port to port to landowners relatives and friends. Thus, had a pirate captain held any large portion of a coastline (which Blackbeard did) he would have a large store of whiskey for a month or two and throw away the spoiled because it came as no expense. The same facts are true about many other hard liquors of that era.

So, take that Mr. Know-it-all...Just a reminder that you shouldn't try to make people look bad...

Village_Idiot
07/20/2006 1:12 PM

woah, my bad man, i was just saying that i wasn't sure it was invented yet...i wasn't trying to make anyone look bad, i'm not an egotist...sorry if i offended...

darknightrei
07/20/2006 1:22 PM

NO, NO, it was a lighthearted defense! It's hard to emote a serious lesson with a goofy smile! lol You don't have to apologize and no one was offended. I probably should have specified that I wasn't bitching per se, just being a good luittle vault of useless knowledge.

Sacrificial_Pearl
07/20/2006 1:24 PM



I think I'd rather sign up with Blackbeard then. He offered a salary and a daily ration of whiskey.

(No, I haven't studied pirates too much, not at all!)


Pirates drank rum, cuz it stored better, and i don't think whiskey had been invented yet. And as far as historical pirates...they were pretty much some of the most evil men ever to live.


There's some evidence otherwise, as presented by Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/lost/sixpence.htm

I've done my homework, please do yours in the future.

[Edited by Sacrificial_Pearl on Thursday, July 20, 2006 1:45 PM]

Village_Idiot
07/20/2006 1:55 PM

woah, calm down...we've already been over that i wasn't trying to be a smart ass or anything, i was just saying that I wasn't sure that Whiskey had been invented yet, and Rum does hold longer than Whiskey does because of its higher alcohol content. No need to bite my head off... Besides, my name is Village Idiot for a reason.

darknightrei
07/20/2006 2:09 PM

I think Pearl may have overlooked that the situation was behind us already, it's ok man... noone's gonna fight over liquor as long as I'm around, It should be shared! : )

Flark
07/20/2006 2:31 PM


I think Pearl may have overlooked that the situation was behind us already, it's ok man... noone's gonna fight over liquor as long as I'm aropund, It should be shared! : )

Come on people, let's keep it friendly!

With the exception of religion we should all know the combination of women and alcohol is the most common route to violence!!

You've been warned. ;)

Sacrificial_Pearl
07/20/2006 2:39 PM

I'm sorry, Village, I didn't mean to sound like I was trying to bite your head off. I was making an honest request that facts be checked in the future, so we can all be saved these frustrations. Wikipedia is our friend, right? :)

Rei, please don't speak to my motivations for me, I'm quite capable of explaining myself.

Sorry Flark, I really didn't mean to sound like I was fighting with anyone.

darknightrei
07/20/2006 2:43 PM


Rei, please don't speak to my motivations for me, I'm quite capable of explaining myself.

Very well, it was an attempt to disengage not undermine...my apologies, and I have no doubt that you are a capable person : )

So, about that pudding wrestling...

Unbeliever
07/20/2006 2:45 PM

This ship hasn't even set sail yet, and we've already got mutiny afoot...


*squak* Man the poopdeck *squak* Swab the plank *squak* Shoot the monkey *squak**squak*


*shrug*

...

*shoots the monkey*

Flark
07/20/2006 2:52 PM

Arrrrh!

*cuts UB's shoe laces*

Sacrificial_Pearl
07/20/2006 3:13 PM


Very well, it was an attempt to disengage not undermine...my apologies, and I have no doubt that you are a capable person : )

So, about that pudding wrestling...


Quite forgiven. :) I know you were trying to help, I just prefer to fight my own battles. If I disagree with somebody the very last thing I want is for my friends to dogpile the other person.

Now now, if you talk about that here then everybody will want to come and watch! Is that what you want?


This ship hasn't even set sail yet, and we've already got mutiny afoot...


What fun is life without a little mutiny? ;)

teutonicknight
07/20/2006 3:19 PM


Now now, if you talk about that here then everybody will want to come and watch! Is that what you want?

*squak* See the show *squak* Pudding wrestling champions *squak**squak* Tickets five dollars *squak* *bobs head up and down*

darknightrei
07/20/2006 3:25 PM


Now now, if you talk about that here then everybody will want to come and watch! Is that what you want?

Let em watch...It's a great opportunity to earn a profit...but ONLY watch...This is between me and you *tries to look menacing and sexy at the same time.

Unbeliever
07/20/2006 3:40 PM


Arrrrh!

*cuts UB's shoe laces*


Dammit, Flark! Now my shoes are going to be flopping around on me feet and annoying the hell out of me...


Now now, if you talk about that here then everybody will want to come and watch! Is that what you want?


Yes!

...

You weren't asking me, though, were you?


*squak* Tickets five dollars *squak* *bobs head up and down*


Do I get a Cap'n discount?


This is between me and you *tries to look menacing and sexy at the same time.


You'd be amazed how well those two go together...

Sacrificial_Pearl
07/20/2006 4:03 PM


Let em watch...It's a great opportunity to earn a profit...but ONLY watch...This is between me and you *tries to look menacing and sexy at the same time.


Yes love. ;)


Yes!

...

You weren't asking me, though, were you?


I suppose you get a say.

Village_Idiot
07/20/2006 6:50 PM


Dammit, Flark! Now my shoes are going to be flopping around on me feet and annoying the hell out of me...


must be nice, owning shoes...

Unbeliever
07/22/2006 2:38 PM


must be nice, owning shoes...


Is it ever. No more worrying about the pavement on hot days...

And, the RP thread is now up for applications. Spoils of the Hellbound Armada be its name. Yargh!

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