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Old 10-11-2011, 12:03 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. I started this thread because a while ago, on the guess the character! thread, someone posted as a character Giuseppe Garibaldi, a historical figure. There was a discussion, and then it was agreed that real-world characters did not belong to that thread. Well, I'm starting a new thread for them. Here's the first one:

TL 7 (early 1960's)

ST 10-11
DX 11
IQ 9-10
HT 10

Reputation (ex-Marine)
Higher Purpose (Kill FNORD)
Signature Gear (FNORD rifle)
Bully
Delusion (Minor)
Fanaticism
Megalomania

Photography - 11
Soldier - 9
Guns (Rifle) - 12

I know, his point total in negative. This guy was seriously f***ed up.

EDIT: Dead people only! (And no TL8 people. Sorry, Osama Bin Laden fanboys)

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Old 10-11-2011, 12:10 PM   #2
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Lee Harvey Oswald?
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:17 PM   #3
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You're up Walrus. If we are playing strictly by the rules.
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:46 PM   #4
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You're right. Walrus, you're next.
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:49 PM   #5
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I like this game... but I'd suggest being very careful with the writeups. Especially if somebody could sue you for defamation of character for what you put in them.

(This is partially from experience. A few years ago, somebody put my name and identifying information on some defaming posts elsewhere. The police called me about them. I was able to convince them of the truth - that it wasn't me; if I hadn't, I would have ended up in court. So... word to the wise.)

Now, back to the game!
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:57 PM   #6
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Probably best to stick to dead people.
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:01 PM   #7
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Probably best to stick to dead people.
Will that help? Let's take a look at the Presidents of USA . . .
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:10 PM   #8
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Avoid those, too. Probably we should also avoid corporate overlords like Walt Disney. But as a rule, if your character isn't American, you can post him, as this kind of problem only really exists in the USA (or in the People's Republic if Korea, but I guess GURPS isn't very big there).
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:20 PM   #9
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I like this game... but I'd suggest being very careful with the writeups. Especially if somebody could sue you for defamation of character for what you put in them.

(This is partially from experience. A few years ago, somebody put my name and identifying information on some defaming posts elsewhere. The police called me about them. I was able to convince them of the truth - that it wasn't me; if I hadn't, I would have ended up in court. So... word to the wise.)

Now, back to the game!
Perhaps the Who's Who rule would be wise -- no living historical figures or founders of the great religions?

Just a suggestion, of course, not a mandate.
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:24 PM   #10
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Ok. Walrus, we're waiting for you to post your character's stats (try to stick to long dead people as we're still discussing the rules).
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