06/14/2014 11:22 AMPosted by ThundercrashWhat kind of character limits are there?
This is more of a Political and Corporate RP at this stage, of course there's still going to be room for some gunslingers and assassins (plenty of room, actually)
This is the UED we're talking about, so you're gonna be human. Motivation is all up to you, things like cybernetics and psionics are not very common considering the UPL wiped out all mutants they could find in a massive purge and enforced a "pure" mankind
Crime is very discourage, so normal street thugs probably won't be that big of a thing, only professionals or on the corporate level, where you can practically make an entire colony homeless in the name of business
I'm thinking organized crime won't be too big, no mob families. Of course they're still be a few contracted assassins/investigators/saboteurs, but I feel like with the UED around, most of them would be directly involved in the business itself
If you're going to be a part of the UPL, you'll have a strong sense of something
Whether it's justice, order, or purity, you should be zealous in persecuting those who cross you
None of the characters should be Top-level in their respective organization, but could still be high ranking in their own right. Other than that, you can plot coups, murder, arrests, raids, and everything I didn't name
Of course, you should always, always be afraid of the man at the top. Always
If you're smart enough, you'll probably go far. But never make the mistake that you're the smartest man in the room. For whatever plot you may have, they could have 3 fail safes in place
Being smart is good, being too smart is not
If you're part of the UED, I feel like you'll be taking on a role similar to an Inquisitor in Wahammer 40k. You will find and eradicate any threat within your power, unless there is some sort of political barrier in the way. The corporations will be feeding the UED's effort to mobilize for war, disrupting that will most likely cost your your life.
If you're part of a corporation, you could be your average Joe, family man type guy, but that wouldn't get you anywhere. You need cunning,aspirations, and drive. And the willingness to do whatever it takes to achieve your goals. But no matter how far away astray your morale compass may be, you will always be within confines. You need to cover your tracks, never get caught, leave no names, no witnessed
For science and military however, your job will be different.
Create, design, shape, plan.
I'm still working on the structure of how the UED will be put together, but I believe most Military will fall directly under them, as will much of science, but not all of it.
Science can still be part business, you could manipulate, steal, and cheat your way to notoriety
Okay, I tend to get lost in train of thought
So, back to the question
Your character will be able to get killed, he's not super human, in some cases you won't even be combat able,
You'll be a lackey and a puppet no matter what you do, there's someone pulling the strings, maybe not directly but still
Have a backup character ready, or just try to be as passive as possible while trying to sneak in a few daggers into people's backs.
Maybe have a few backup characters ready, power will change hands quickly
This is an arms race of industry like never before
It will be propelled on a tide of blood and oil
Much will be lost
Even more will be gained
All glory to Earth