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Old 09-13-2011, 03:32 PM   #1
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Default [ooc] the great black hills gold rush

As of now i am closing recruitment as i have enough players however as always this maychange as people sometimes drop out etc.

I am proposing running a Old West game using GURPS 4th edition rules set against the back drop of the 1876 Black Hills Gold Rush. The game will be aimed toward the realistic and grittier ends of the scale (with just a few cinematic elements to aid PC survival).
The Game will start two weeks after the defeat of the 7th Cavalry at the little big horn. The US and the Sioux are still at war and all the gold camps in the Black Hills are still technically illegal settlements in violation of the Laramie treaty. With in these settlemets the only law is what ever the locals can enforce themselves. Hence they can be somewhat interesting places to be.
The campaign will be centred around a fictional camp called Shady Gulch (which is a commercially available product on e23 (though not for GURPS) but i do not recomemend getting it as i have heavily modified it). The campaign will in style resemble the TV series Deadwood and will involve a lot of social possitioning and politics with some gun play. Pure gun fighter type characters may be at a slight disadvantage here.
As this game is rooted in reality there will be no supernatural elements and all technology etc must have been historically available in 1876 America.

Character Generation notes

You will be given a budget of 150cp to spend on your character with a disadvantage limit of -75 including anything with a negative points value.
I would prefere no out and out psycho's lol.
The camapign is TL5 with average wealth being $5000 gurps dollars. Now despite the characters being people who are moving here to make a new life you may only have 20% of your worth available for equipment the rest will go on status specific stuff like a wagon a team to pull it tents and everyday stuff to fill your wagon etc etc etc.
I will allow people to trade points for cash though.

allowed cinematic advantages

Gunslinger
Enhanced dodge (capped at level 2)
Luck

This list is open to negotiation so long as a NO does not offend lol.

I would hope that the players create characters that have a reason to want to live in the town and to stay and make it a success.

If you need to know anything else please ask

Player list:-
player 1 zoncxs=samuel, a grizzled one ex soldier come gun fighter.
player 2 gnomesofZurich,former dynamite smuggler
player 3 epic kobold(pending character sheet)
player 4 skullcrusher,guide and gun hand
player 5 ulthar, a doctor with a hidden past
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:53 PM   #2
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Here is Samuel. Once a soldier, then a Bounty hunter, now a drifter. Takes jobs when they come, mostly as a body guard.



gungrave Samuel (150 points)
Age: 30 something
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 150lbs

Rough looking and cold sometimes. Dark brown short hair and deep blue eyes.

ST 11 [10]
DX 11 [20]
IQ 12 [40]
HT 11 [10]

HP 11 [0]
Will 12 [0]
Per 12 [0]
FP 11 [0]

Damage 1d-1/1d+1
BL 24*lb

Basic Speed 5.50 [0]
Basic Move 5 [0]

Dodge 9*


Social Background
TL: 5 [0]


Advantages

Combat Reflexes [15]
Gunslinger [25]


Disadvantages

Callous [-5]
Curious (12 or less) [-5]
Hidebound [-5]
No Sense of Humor [-10]
Overconfidence (12 or less) [-5]
Pacifism (Cannot Harm Innocents) [-10]
Sense of Duty (Adventuring companions) [-5]


Quirks: Alcohol Intolerance; Attentive; Broad-Minded; Careful; Horrible Hangovers. [-5]


Skills

Animal Handling (Equines) (A) IQ [2]-12
Armoury/TL5 (Small Arms) (A) IQ [2]-12
Brawling (E) DX+2 [4]-13
Diplomacy (H) IQ [4]-12
Fast-Draw (Pistol) (E) DX+3 [4]-14*
Fast-Talk (A) IQ+1 [4]-13
First Aid/TL5 (Human) (E) IQ [1]-12
Guns/TL5 (Pistol) (E) DX+5 [16]-16
Hiking (A) HT+1 [4]-12
Holdout (A) IQ [2]-12
Intimidation (A) Will [2]-12
Knife (E) DX+1 [2]-12
Navigation/TL5 (Land) (A) IQ [2]-12
Observation (A) Per [2]-12
Riding (Equines) (A) DX+1 [4]-12
Scrounging (E) Per [1]-12
Search (A) Per+0 [2]-12
Shadowing (A) IQ+1 [4]-13
Smuggling (A) IQ [2]-12
Stealth (A) DX+1 [4]-12
Survival (Mountain) (A) Per [2]-12
Tracking (A) Per+1 [4]-13
Traps/TL6 (A) IQ [2]-12
Wrestling (A) DX+1 [4]-12

*Includes +1 from 'Combat Reflexes'.



Items on hand:

Colt M1873 SAA, .45 Long Colt; dmg: 3d-2 pi+; acc 2; range 120/1,300; 3 lbs/0.3 lbs; RoF 1; shots 6(3i); ST11; bulk(-2); Rcl4; cost $500

.45 ammo ($6 each .3 lbs)x5

Bowie Knife (Small); Dmg:1d-1 imp; Acc:0; Range:9.6 / 18; 1 lbs; RoF:1; Shots:T(1); ST:6; Bulk:-2; Rcl:; cost $40

Personal Basics $5 1 lbs

Canteen $10 3 lbs - water 2 lbs

Buff leather coat; DR2* (body, limbs); cost $210; 16 lbs

Boots; DR2* (feet); cost $80; 3 lbs

ordinary clothes; 2 lbs

Pocket Watch $100, neg.

Holster, Belt; $25; 0.5 lb.

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Old 09-13-2011, 07:44 PM   #3
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Here is Samuel. Once a soldier, then a Bounty hunter, now a drifter. Takes jobs when they come, mostly as a body guard. He lost his left eye in the war, Which gave him reason to leave it behind.

any advice to clean him up? or add to him?

Character 1 (150 points)

ST 11 [10]
DX 12 [40]
IQ 12 [40]
HT 11 [10]

HP 11 [0]
Will 11 [-5]
Per 12 [0]
FP 11 [0]

Damage 1d-1/1d+1
BL 24*lb

Basic Speed 6.00 [5]
Basic Move 6 [0]

Dodge 10


Social Background
TL: 5 [0].
Languages: English (Native) [0]


Advantages

Combat Reflexes [15]
Gunslinger [25]


Disadvantages

Curious (12 or less) [-5]
Impulsiveness (12 or less) [-10]
One Eye [-15]
Overconfidence (12 or less) [-5]
Pacifism (Cannot Harm Innocents) [-10]
Selfless (12 or less) [-5]
Stubbornness [-5]


Quirks: Attentive; Broad-Minded; Imaginative; Likes stew; Responsive. [-5]


Skills


Animal Handling (Equines) (A) IQ [2]-12
Armoury/TL5 (Small Arms) (A) IQ [2]-12
Boxing (A) DX+2 [12]-14
Climbing (A) DX [2]-12
First Aid/TL5 (Human) (E) IQ [1]-12
Forced Entry (E) DX [1]-12
Guns/TL5 (Pistol) (E) DX+4 [12]-16
Guns/TL5 (Rifle) (E) DX+2 [3]-14
Guns/TL5 (Shotgun) (E) DX+2 [3]-14
Hiking (A) HT+1 [4]-12
Holdout (A) IQ [2]-12
Knife (E) DX [2]-12
Knot-Tying (E) DX [1]-12
Lockpicking/TL5 (A) IQ [2]-12
Navigation/TL5 (Land) (A) IQ [2]-12
Observation (A) Per [2]-12
Riding (Equines) (A) DX [2]-12
Scrounging (E) Per [1]-12
Search (A) Per [2]-12
Shadowing (A) IQ [2]-12
Smuggling (A) IQ [2]-12
Soldier/TL5 (A) IQ [2]-12
Stealth (A) DX [2]-12
Survival (Mountain) (A) Per [2]-12
Tracking (A) Per [2]-12

*Includes +1 from 'Combat Reflexes'
*Includes -1 from 'One Eye'
*Conditional -3 from 'One Eye' when not aiming
I have cast a quick eye over this (i am work lol detailed study will take place at home) and spotted a few things to consider.
1. impulsive and overconfident in my books are a suicidal combo. He will go off on a whim and will believe he can take on anyone or anything...............throw in stubborn as well ......and then curious.....DAMN

Theres a lever the group deiscuss what to do. His curiousity leads him to seriously want to know what it does. His impulsiveness means he wont stop to discuss it and why should he because he can deal with anything and besides I WANT TO PULL IT SO I WILL DAMN IT DONT TRY TELLING ME I CANT ....... BANG!

If the above sounds like an attack it isnt is just my weird humour but that is what i have refered to in the past as a coffin filling package of disadvantages.

2.No social skills/influence skills which could be an issue.
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:00 PM   #4
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chimchim, I'll post what I've got, and you can let me know if you think it's going to be problematic. His only response is not to throw dynamite at things, but he is kind of like the proverbial man with a hammer where every problem begins to look like a nail....if it can be solved with explosives, that's the tack he'll take.

Jebediah Oxard, Jeb to his friends, was born in South Carolina in 1830 to a cartwright and his wife. Jeb became fascinated by fireworks the first time he saw one go off as a boy, and was determined to learn how to do the same. When the Civil War began, he volunteered to fight for the Union, and also volunteered for the dangerous job of handling explosives, all the better to learn his chosen trade. He worked as a combat engineer during the war, and since then primarily worked for prospectors and miners. Jeb has not always stayed on the right side of the law, and smuggled dynamite when it was illegal.

He is at best an indifferent prospector, but he sees the gold rush as the best opportunity around to practice his craft. His best friend is his mule, Henry, who faithfully lugs around his gear and is a good listener. Jeb knows a supplier back east who he buys most of his explosives from, and gets them at a discount. In turn, his supplier occasionally asks Jeb to do a favour for him.

Attributes: ST 11 [10]; DX 12 [40]; IQ 13 [60]; HT 11 [10]

Secondary Characteristics: Damage 1d-1/1d+1; BL 24 lbs.; HP 11 [0]; Per 13 [0]; Will 12 [-5]; FT 11 [0]; Basic Speed 6.0 [5]; Basic Move 6 [0].

Advantages: Absolute Timing [2]; Enhanced Dodge (Dive for Cover) 2 [10]; Reputation +2 (Explosives expert and supplier, soldiers and prospectors, 10 or less) [3].

Perks: Cheaper Explosives [1]; Dabbler (First Aid, Prospecting, Survival (Mountain) and Swimming at default+2) [1]; Efficient (Explosives (Demolitions) [1]; One-Task Wonder (Architecture defaults to full IQ when planting exposives) [1]; One-Task Wonder (Chemistry defaults to full IQ when concocting incendiaries) [1]; Schtick (Can strike a flame anywhere) [1].

Disadvantages: Addiction (Tobacco) [-5]; Appearance (Unattractive) [-4]; Duty (Explosives Supplier, 6 or less) [-2]; Flashbacks (Mild) [-5]; Hard of Hearing [-10]; Reputation -3 (Former dynamite smuggler, Law-men, all the time) [-5]; Sense of Duty (Companions) [-5]; Skinny [-5].

Quirks: Attentive [-1]; Broad-Minded [-1]; Careful [-1]; Dislikes Tax Collectors [-1]; Likes Blowing things up! [-1].

Primary Skills: Explosives (Demolitions) (A) IQ+6 [24]-19. Defaults: Engineer (Combat) (H) IQ [0]-13; Engineer (Mining) (H) [0]-13; Explosives (EOD) (A) IQ+2 [0]-15; Explosives (Fireworks) (A) IQ+2 [0]-15; Set Traps (Explosives (Demolitions) Tech/H [0]-17.

Secondary Skills: Animal Handling (Equines) (A) IQ-1 [1]-12; Camouflage (E) IQ [1]-13; Freight Handling (A) IQ-1 [1]-12; Hazardous Materials (Chemical) (A) IQ-1 [1]-12; Holdout (A) IQ-1 [1]-12; Knot-Tying (E) DX [1]-12; Lockpicking (A) IQ-1 [1]-12; Mathematics (Applied) (H) IQ-2 [1]-11; Merchant (Explosives and Incendiaries) (E) IQ+1 [2]-14; Packing (A) IQ-1 [1]-12; Scrounging (E) Per [1]-13; Smuggling (A) IQ+1 [4]-14; Streetwise (A) IQ-1 [1]-12; Throwing (A) DX+1 [4]-13; Traps (A) [2]-13.

Background Skills: Boxing (A) DX-1 [1]-11; First Aid (E) IQ-2 [0]-11*; Guns (Pistol) (E) DX+1 [2]-13; Guns (Rifle) (E) DX-1 [0]-11#; Guns (Shotgun) (E) DX-1 [0]-11#; Hiking (A) HT-1 [1]-10; Knife (E) DX [1]-12; Prospecting (A) IQ-3 [0]-10*; Riding (Equines) (A) DX-1 [1]-11; Soldier (A) IQ-1 [1]-12; Stealth (A) DX-1 [1]-11; Survival (Mountain) (A) Per-2 [0]-11*, Swimming (E) HT-2 [0]-9*.

*: Includes +2 bonus from Dabbler
#: Default from Guns (Pistol)

I'm going to have to finish the write-up tomorrow. Any limit on skill levels? I was hoping to take Explosives (Demolitions) at a high level i.e. (IQ+6) [24]-19. This gives him Engineer (Combat) and Engineer (Mining) both at IQ as a default, and Explosives (EOD) and Explosives (Fireworks) at IQ+2. Other skills will include Animal Handling (Equines), Guns, Smuggling, Streetwise, Lockpicking, Scrounging, Soldier, Throwing, Traps.
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:18 PM   #5
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chimchim, I'll post what I've got, and you can let me know if you think it's going to be problematic. His only response is not to throw dynamite at things, but he is kind of like the proverbial man with a hammer where every problem begins to look like a nail....if it can be solved with explosives, that's the tack he'll take.

Jebediah Oxard, Jeb to his friends, was born in South Carolina in 1930 to a cartwright and his wife. Jeb became fascinated by fireworks the first time he saw one go off as a boy, and was determined to learn how to do the same. When the Civil War began, he volunteered to fight for the Union, and also volunteered for the dangerous job of handling explosives, all the better to learn his chosen trade. He worked as a combat engineer during the war, and since then primarily worked for prospectors and miners. Jeb has not always stayed on the right side of the law, and smuggled dynamite when it was illegal.

He is at best an indifferent prospector, but he sees the gold rush as the best opportunity around to practice his craft. His best friend is his mule, Henry, who faithfully lugs around his gear and is a good listener (would it be better to buy Henry as Signature Gear or an Ally?).

Attributes: ST 11 [10]; DX 12 [40]; IQ 13 [60]; HT 11 [10]

Secondary Characteristics: Damage 1d-1/1d+1; BL 24 lbs.; HP 11 [0]; Per 13 [0]; Will 13 [0]; FT 11 [0]; Basic Speed 6.0 [5]; Basic Move 6 [0].

Advantages: Absolute Timing [2]; Enhanced Dodge (Dive for Cover) 3 [15]; Gizmos 1 [5].

Perks: Dabbler (Prospecting, Survival (Mountain), 2 others) [1]; One-Task Wonder (Chemistry defaults to full IQ when concocting incendiaries) [1]; Schtick (Can strike a flame anywhere) [1].

I'm going to have to finish the write-up tomorrow. Any limit on skill levels? I was hoping to take Explosives (Demolitions) at a high level i.e. (IQ+6) [24]-19. This gives him Engineer (Combat) and Engineer (Mining) both at IQ as a default, and Explosives (EOD) and Explosives (Fireworks) at IQ+2. Other skills will include Animal Handling (Equines), Guns, Smuggling, Streetwise, Lockpicking, Scrounging, Soldier, Throwing, Traps.
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time traveler? ^,^
Times were tough in the great depression, traveling back in time for raw gold ore seems reasonable.
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chimchim, I'll post what I've got, and you can let me know if you think it's going to be problematic. His only response is not to throw dynamite at things, but he is kind of like the proverbial man with a hammer where every problem begins to look like a nail....if it can be solved with explosives, that's the tack he'll take.

Jebediah Oxard, Jeb to his friends, was born in South Carolina in 1930 to a cartwright and his wife. Jeb became fascinated by fireworks the first time he saw one go off as a boy, and was determined to learn how to do the same. When the Civil War began, he volunteered to fight for the Union, and also volunteered for the dangerous job of handling explosives, all the better to learn his chosen trade. He worked as a combat engineer during the war, and since then primarily worked for prospectors and miners. Jeb has not always stayed on the right side of the law, and smuggled dynamite when it was illegal.

He is at best an indifferent prospector, but he sees the gold rush as the best opportunity around to practice his craft. His best friend is his mule, Henry, who faithfully lugs around his gear and is a good listener (would it be better to buy Henry as Signature Gear or an Ally?).

Attributes: ST 11 [10]; DX 12 [40]; IQ 13 [60]; HT 11 [10]

Secondary Characteristics: Damage 1d-1/1d+1; BL 24 lbs.; HP 11 [0]; Per 13 [0]; Will 13 [0]; FT 11 [0]; Basic Speed 6.0 [5]; Basic Move 6 [0].

Advantages: Absolute Timing [2]; Enhanced Dodge (Dive for Cover) 3 [15]; Gizmos 1 [5].

Perks: Dabbler (Prospecting, Survival (Mountain), 2 others) [1]; One-Task Wonder (Chemistry defaults to full IQ when concocting incendiaries) [1]; Schtick (Can strike a flame anywhere) [1].

I'm going to have to finish the write-up tomorrow. Any limit on skill levels? I was hoping to take Explosives (Demolitions) at a high level i.e. (IQ+6) [24]-19. This gives him Engineer (Combat) and Engineer (Mining) both at IQ as a default, and Explosives (EOD) and Explosives (Fireworks) at IQ+2. Other skills will include Animal Handling (Equines), Guns, Smuggling, Streetwise, Lockpicking, Scrounging, Soldier, Throwing, Traps.
19 is not to abusive a skill level though i would expect anyone with a skill getting close to 20 should have some form of reputation and anyone with a skill over 20 a reputation is compulsory.
I am warming to this concept so long as I do not see anykind of mania disadvantage relating to blowing stuff up lol.
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Character Generation notes

You will be given a budget of 150cp to spend on your character with a disadvantage limit of -75 including anything with a negative points value.
I would prefere no out and out psycho's lol.
The camapign is TL5 with average wealth being $5000 gurps dollars. Now despite the characters being people who are moving here to make a new life you may only have 20% of your worth available for equipment the rest will go on status specific stuff like a wagon a team to pull it tents and everyday stuff to fill your wagon etc etc etc.
I will allow people to trade points for cash though.

allowed cinematic advantages

Gunslinger
Enhanced dodge (capped at level 2)
Luck

This list is open to negotiation so long as a NO does not offend lol.

I would hope that the players create characters that have a reason to want to live in the town and to stay and make it a success.

If you need to know anything else please ask
Excellent! I'm excited about the game!

My character concept, as mentioned in the other thread, is a demolitions expert. From the time he first saw a firework as a young boy, Jebediah has been obsessed with explosions. He has found work with whoever will pay him to blow things up...his chief employment to this point has been with the military and for miners and prospectors.

A couple of questions about allowed advantages (feel free to say 'no', I won't take offense):
As Enhanced Dodge is allowed, would you allow the Enhanced Dodge (Dive for Cover) from GURPS Action (p.18)? It's 5 points per level, and only gives the dodge bonus when you dive for cover to escape an explosion. As it is rather limited when compared to normal Enhanced Dodge, could I buy three levels (assuming it's allowed at all)?

Are Gizmos allowed?
Would you allow Consumable Signature Gear (GURPS Super, p.81)? That way I could ensure a steady supply of the consumables (dynamite and blasting caps) that I'm likely to go through.

Finally, what would be a suitable Survival specialty for the area we are in? Mountain?

I'd already done a rough draft of the character on 150 points, so pending the answers to those questions I should have it ready fairly quickly.
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Excellent! I'm excited about the game!

My character concept, as mentioned in the other thread, is a demolitions expert. From the time he first saw a firework as a young boy, Jebediah has been obsessed with explosions. He has found work with whoever will pay him to blow things up...his chief employment to this point has been with the military and for miners and prospectors.

A couple of questions about allowed advantages (feel free to say 'no', I won't take offense):
As Enhanced Dodge is allowed, would you allow the Enhanced Dodge (Dive for Cover) from GURPS Action (p.18)? It's 5 points per level, and only gives the dodge bonus when you dive for cover to escape an explosion. As it is rather limited when compared to normal Enhanced Dodge, could I buy three levels (assuming it's allowed at all)?

Are Gizmos allowed?
Would you allow Consumable Signature Gear (GURPS Super, p.81)? That way I could ensure a steady supply of the consumables (dynamite and blasting caps) that I'm likely to go through.

Finally, what would be a suitable Survival specialty for the area we are in? Mountain?

I'd already done a rough draft of the character on 150 points, so pending the answers to those questions I should have it ready fairly quickly.
This concept is giving me mild unease lol only because a lot of the action will be in a very crowded mining camp. Chucking dynamite around will make you very unpopular very fast lol.
your requests:-
explosive dodge seems ok to me (even though i do not have action lol)
gizmos are allowed
consumable signature gear i am afraid not.
survival skill is mountains

dynamite was up untill a few years before the start date Illegal in the US and lead to an entirely new smuggling industry. Your PC would be a perfect candidate for a ex smuggler who lost his lively hood when it was legalised. Add a point or two in enginering (mining) and you have a job waiting for you at the camp lol.
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Are we talking camp like this?

Sebastien Nadeau is the offspring of an escaped slave and a Louisiana plantation owner's son. (apparently, when she started to show, he helped her get free and that was that) she made her way as far from that place as she could get. She taught her son the value of being a hard working self made man, but it's better to be crafty than hungry.

She got sick and passed away a few years back and Sebastien quickly found work as a fossor for a small town. He'd pick up bodies, bury them and occasionally sell them or use small parts for making amulets and charms for the baron.

It's the selling of bodies that got him in trouble. He got careless and was caught selling the sheriff's aunt to a medical student. Sebastien barely escaped with his life and figured this was as good a place as any to hide out. After all, he can dig like a champ, has a strong back and maybe, just maybe he'll strike it rich.

Character write-up coming soon. The voodoo won't have any actual mystical qualities, but he doesn't know that. I may give him a dog and/or a rat, but I haven't made up my mind yet.

It may be fun if someone wants to play the medical student/doctor he was caught selling the body to and they were run out of town together...just a thought.
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