The Shanghai

Started by HumanHyperbole, September 28, 2020, 01:09:41 pm

HumanHyperbole

September 28, 2020, 01:09:41 pm Last Edit: November 07, 2020, 09:00:31 am by HumanHyperbole
Ship Name: The Shanghai

Ship Design: We'll get back to you about that.

Your Characters Role on Board: Financier / Majority Shareholder / Narrator

Style of Ship: Scavengers / Salvagers

Role play style: Swashbuckling adventure / race for the prize

Style of Narration: Episodic, freeform, cooperative. Players can help move the story along through NPCs and other methods as a collaboration with the narrator.


Crew

 
Narrator: HumanHyperbole
Captain: Desmond Holt
XO:
Pilot:
Mechanic: Ulrich Kruger
Medic: Rose Wickson
Gunhand: Reinhardt Pool
Apprentice: Rhiannon Pool
Financier / Passenger: Sidney Applebaum

Briar Williams

Dialogue color: lemonchiffon

Axe

I've got some characters that could work!

Benjamin Street: Pilot, maintenance (not quite as good as a dedicated mechanic, but he's pretty knowledgeable), gunhand

Desmond Holt: Mechanic, cook, driver, adventurer, and pretty good in a fight. (I might make some tweaks to his app, but wouldnt be changing anything too major)



I also have Cyrus Riggs (Security specialist, gun hand, tech). He could work as hired security/body guard for someone. Admittedly he is less of a perfect fit. I also kinda want to rework/update him a bit.
CHARACTERS
Riot ~ Akhsar King

noseatbelts

The idea overall is definitely inspired by the likes of Treasure Island, so characters of all types are welcome as long as they're seeking adventure. They could be hired hands brought on after they get the ship, they could know Pool from the old days and get recruited for this job. Stowaways, buccaneers, salty spacers; all are welcome. This includes the Captain, who may or may not already have a ship, or could just be paid ferry from one point of the 'verse to the next.

An important piece to remember: the Ebony and Ivory went down over 30 years ago and Pool doesn't remember exactly where. Additionally, he's the only known survivor of Captain Meloy's cutthroat crew, but there could certainly be others out there who have pieces of the puzzle or information pertaining to the rumored treasure.

Scout

Throwing it in here too that I also do have a medic idea that I quite like.

Darius Black

October 01, 2020, 02:04:26 am #5 Last Edit: October 01, 2020, 03:25:03 am by Darius Black
Hello,

I have created a new character application, in the hopes of possibly gaining a position on the new ship.  It would be gratifying to join a crew on the proverbial ground floor.

This new character application is under the name Ulrich Kruger.  I can not recall whether I should create an Ulrich Kruger identity now, or whether it would be more appropriate to wait for approval before doing so.

This is copied to Discord as well.

P.S. Interesting roleplay possibility:  Ulrich comes with whatever ship the protagonists end up using.  He had been working on some engine enhancement, and when the ship got sold, he asked to remain with the vessel so that he could continue his experiments.  As good mechanics are hard to find, and since he was keeping the ship in repair, no one objected.  Ulrich cares not who buys the ship or what they do with it.  He just wants to finish his project.

P.P.S. If this will be a salvaging ship, you may want to investigate the Star Citizen ship called the Drake Vulture. 
Image 1: https://i.imgur.com/HjZ2QZt.jpg   
Image 2: https://starcitizen.tools/images/e/e0/Vulture_Flying_Concept.jpg
Image 3: https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/014/612/845/large/noax-vulture-landed-inflight.jpg
Image 4: https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/019/606/980/large/noax-vulture-back.jpg

It has a Firefly aesthetic, and the design communicates that this is a salvaging or construction ship.

Cheers!

noseatbelts

I like the ship, are there schematics available for it?

Axe

Judging from the size of that cargo/crew area in the back its a pretty small ship. Might need something bigger? Or at least something bigger to carry it near the salvage? Just my 2 credits
CHARACTERS
Riot ~ Akhsar King

Lomari

October 05, 2020, 08:56:50 am #8 Last Edit: October 05, 2020, 08:58:43 am by Lomari
Might I suggest  the Kiboko? Its a longer, thinner Scarab, which is what Darling is.



CHARACTERS
Charity ~ Melody ~ Tabitha


NARRATION
Darling ~ Iscariot

Darius Black

Quote from: noseatbelts on October 02, 2020, 03:19:49 pmI like the ship, are there schematics available for it?

I unfortunately have been unable to find interior schematics for the vessel.  We could invent some, but that is possibly more effort than we may want to invest.

There are some rudimentary internal schematics for a ship called a 'Reclaimer' which is actually a salvage ship in the game, I believe.  It is another vessel with a Firefly aesthetic.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/57/ae/2e/57ae2e56436d50037c5210bf0735450d.png

https://external-preview.redd.it/4M3AB_UHiiHOT6gTc98JRFftsDNRJMPWo4G0FazQaDs.jpg

https://i.redd.it/75oor5uppzp31.jpg

https://starcitizen.tools/images/thumb/2/21/Reclaimer_3.1.4_01.png/480px-Reclaimer_3.1.4_01.png

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/5e/89/1c/5e891c096b1c1caaada7e722c458b6fc.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/hZGfpUH.png


However, the best interiors I was able to find belong to a Star Citizen ship called the Starfarer.

https://i.redd.it/mzy6080oqe6x.jpg

(Be sure to zoom in.)

Star Citizen is blessed with a Firefly aesthetic for its many vessels.

That having been said, I know a lot of the ships in the game come from roleplaying resources, and so have player maps available.  It's hard to beat that as a resource.  Where Star Citizen gets its edge is in beautiful exterior shots of the ships.  Because it is a game with a lot of concept art, and because it tries to sell these ships, they make a lot of beauty shots.

Cheers!




Darius Black

Hello,

Here is a Kiboko external schematic if you decide to go in that direction:



https://i.imgur.com/WO0OBpe.png

Lomari

Quote from: Darius Black on October 05, 2020, 04:59:44 pmHere is a Kiboko external schematic if you decide to go in that direction:

Thank you. We have access to the full PDFs for this ships. This includes internal and external photos/blueprints/maps. :)
CHARACTERS
Charity ~ Melody ~ Tabitha


NARRATION
Darling ~ Iscariot

Axe

I would also suggest maybe the Arikara, or the Hikari.

(The Arikara comes with a pool table :P)
CHARACTERS
Riot ~ Akhsar King


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