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Post  Goldstone14 on Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:49 am

So, this is more of an interest gauge I guess. Basically, the short and skinny of the campaign is this.
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Four major crime families, and quite a few gangs have turned Manehatten into a cesspool of crime. Buckleggers illegally cart Hard Cider to Neigh-Easies, ran by the biggest mafia family in the city. Not just that, but strange foods keep finding their ways on the street, getting ponies addicted to their narcotic like effects. And lets not forget the smuggling that is as prevalent as ever, black market goods getting sold to the highest bidder.

The police do nothing, powerless to fight back.

But not everypony is gonna lay there and take it.

A few ponies stand up for themselves, trying to crack down on the crime by going vigilante.

Will you be one of the few?
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A few story aspects first, put into spoilers to keep this nice and clean.

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The Four Main Crime Syndicates
La Appletini:
The Appletini's own every single Neigh-Easy in Manehatten, and use their addictive Hard Cider to effectively rob ponies blind of their bits. They are by far the strongest of the four, having the most resources and organization, and are almost unstoppable. Its said that the mayor does nothing against them because he's in their pockets, but no one can prove it. The leader of La Appletini is said to be a stallion named Al Capony
The Buckleggers:
You need some Hard Cider carted cross state lines? You need it fast and now? And you want it cheap? Well, Buckleggers have you covered for the first two at least. Never cheap, and always pushing their luck, none are as famous as the group that coined the name buckleggers. And their leader, Bugs Maren? Not a nice pony. Said she once bucked Al Capony once for short changing her, and sent him flying. And survived, which is far a greater feat. The Buckleggers have no issue stirring up trouble, fighting anyone who steps up.
The Cloud Society:
The Cloud Society is a purely pegasi family who want nothing more then to... well, actually, most ponies cant tell you what they want. Some days they rob banks, some days they lolly gag in the clouds. Nopony knows the leader of the Cloud Society nor their intent, but they tend to be hostile to most anypony not in their robes and symbols.
The Slipstream Syndicate:
The Slipstream Syndicate has one care and one care only. Money. They sell weapons, vehicles, hired help, anything a bad guy could want to do whatever they want, at least for a modest fee... Of course, they also specialize in smuggling almost any valuable into the city. Getting it through the city? Thats for the Buckleggers, but getting it to the Buckleggers? Their jobs. Their leader, Cobalt Wing, has been said to be a cock arrogant prick and would fight a losing battle to prove he is as strong as he says he is.
Lesser Gangs:
The Pumped Up Bucks:
If you couldn't guess, this is a group of gang members who only like the kick and buck ponies. Hard. And thats it. They destroy store fronts, but are mostly localized to small section of the city in the Red-Mare District.
Neon Steams:
Definitely the most upbeat of the gangs you could mean, Neon Streams is ran by a pony named Neon Streamer, who is great at performing music. But that doesn't pay the bills nowadays. He turned to a life of crime instead. His skill got him followers, who began to fight for him. They've become a scourge on the musical clubs of Manehatten, which does not help their relations with the Appletini's, since those clubs tend to be the home of their Neigh-Easys.
Molasses Gang :
A bit of a smaller gang, this pack of ponies has the trademark style robbing technique of filling a hat with Molasses and slamming it on a ponies head before taking off with their bits. While they haven't been reported to kill anypony just yet, they have beaten those who fight back pretty effectively.
The Hog Hangers:
A gang who is generally seen around the club Hog Hangout, they work as security for the club and as a street gang, mugging and robbing ponies as they want around the Hog Hangout and the streets that surround it. They tend to take bribes and keep their deals, but if their doubled crossed they come after their enemy hard.
Other:
Pinkietons:
The Pinkietons is a group of ponies that work as for hire investigators. They have less then honest approaches to getting confessions, torture, faking confession, even forcing riots to get what they want. They aren't good guys, but they aren't bad in that they do try and make the world better.

Players:
AleneShazam as Madam Clairvoyance
Espresso as Bonehead
Senshuken as Gravedigger Sparky
Jaguargamma as Ivan Leadhoof


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Re: Big Manehattan Blues. [1920 Noir Setting, Pony Tales, Interest Gauge]

Post  AleneShazam on Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:06 pm

Noir? Ponies? I'm in!!!!

So are we looking at PI type characters? I'll start drafting something up when I'm less busy cheers
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Post  Goldstone14 on Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:23 pm

Not exaclty PI. But I would like players to not be gang members. You can be a renegade cop, or a vigilante, or heck, just a citizen that gets pulled into a fight.

Just tell me what you want to do!
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Post  Faege on Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:23 pm

Would play! I love seedy crime Noir stories. I'll get working on something.

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Post  Goldstone14 on Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:42 pm

Im happy to have ya join!

Just PM me or send me a skype message if you want, Faege, to talk your character concept
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Post  Senshuken on Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:31 am

Alright, I have a character sheet all set up.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-tLYqxykTMVeuqi88ayk5OCo_b5irO9m5EEK6ka_Gho/edit?usp=sharing

Meet Gravedigger Sparky, the Corgi Diamond Dog.
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Post  Goldstone14 on Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:43 am

Was hoping for one or two more players possibly. Ill give it one more day for people to trickle in maybe, then we could start if noone else joins, sound alright?
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Post  jaguargamma on Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:48 am

Any character restrictions, or will you take just about anything?
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Post  Goldstone14 on Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:11 am

Restrictions? Well, no alicorns, obviously, and no being a member of one of the gangs, not actively a member at least.
Other than that? I mean, no, not really.
I will mention minotaurs are rare, as are diamond dogs, so no more diamond dogs currently since we have one already.
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Post  Faege on Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:08 pm

My sheet

Hotshot, disgruntled ex-cop who is sick and tired of all y'all's shit

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Post  jaguargamma on Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:15 pm

Alright, I put up a character I've had done up for a while.

Voyager/Lavender Blossom
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Post  Goldstone14 on Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:08 pm

This campaign is starting at level 1, also... Im not digging the dark matter wntity angle on the character. Simply cause of how odd it is, i guess. Do you have any other cs' you want to toss at me to read?
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Post  A1C Bronymous on Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:26 pm

Hm, I have some kind of interest... mostly because I already have a character who might fit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1U3s-zpzmW1rUBbEu6S60rwqI4WSZX2qssL0pULea27k/edit

He's a US Equestrian Marshall, tracks fugitives and assists local police. Just needs a tweak or two (and someone to verify if all of his mechanics are in order) to fit the setting. Tell me what you think.
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Post  jaguargamma on Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:38 pm

Putting together a minotaur.

Ivan Leadhoof
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Post  Goldstone14 on Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:52 pm

A cop in this setting is... a bad idea.

And for the minotaur, tis fine, but how do your sense skills have 11, but your sense attribute is only 8?
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Post  Paper Shadow on Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:12 pm

Goldstone14 wrote:And for the minotaur, tis fine, but how do your sense skills have 11, but your sense attribute is only 8?
Looking at his sheet, he's missing two ability points and two training indications. I would imagine Jag's taking Read A Lot twice and forgot to mark his training in his sense skills...

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Post  A1C Bronymous on Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:15 pm

Goldstone14 wrote:A cop in this setting is... a bad idea.

Good thing he's not a cop then. You can consider him the "vigilante" type for the purposes of this setting- say he's tired of the cops not pulling their weight and trying to end the violent crime, so he goes a bit off the books.
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Post  jaguargamma on Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:48 pm

I was taking Read A Lot About It once, but misread it as applying to two skills instead of just one. Persuasion is supposed to be trained, but Perception is not. Already fixed it.

The spreadsheet I used to plan this out says the abilities on my sheet total up to 30 points exactly.
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Post  Paper Shadow on Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:23 pm

Oh, my bad, you're right...

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Post  Goldstone14 on Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:44 pm

A1C, im sorry i misunderstood his concept. It seemed like he was a cop, though I was just skimming his backstory at the time, as I was in a rush. That is my issue. I was going to fast and misunderstood. He... should work?

Jag, if its fixed, den its fine. I was just wondering is all.

And is Paper Shadow joining or just lurking? Curiosity is killing me :3
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Post  Paper Shadow on Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:45 am

I will concede, I am torn. I love film noir, I've done projects on it. I've even played a detective character here complete with lingo and internal monologues. But I'm a slow poster with the games I'm in as it is, I'd hate to slow this one down too...

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Post  Goldstone14 on Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:17 am

If you want you can, but also dont feel like you have to. Its entirely up to you, Paper Shadow
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Post  Paper Shadow on Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:04 am

So I thought about it, and I'm interested in joining, but I have little idea what everyone else is doing, both character-wise and build-wise. Could you update the first post with urls to the character sheets?

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Post  Faege on Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:06 pm

Reposting my sheet in case it was missed

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QlSxfK6-vEcPY-uavVhTNSYKblKgaRV6a0aVQI3MMSA/edit

Hotshot the retired cop

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