Topic: Background Noise - OOC Boards

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Right, I'm going to have to dig out my Sam Arkwright profile. He was actually my first ever character in the old country.

Silent

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I likewise am attempting to pull up the Scarlett Wilson Bio. Anybody happen to grab it from Akers before the exodus?
-Kevin

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Kevin, I'll mail you what I have on her, not sure if it's her full bio but I'll send what I had for Akers.

Deb

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Yay! I was hoping you grabbed something. Thanks!
-Kevin

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I posted my character Zuz just make sure it is alright with you since I made the casino owner an ally want to make sure that is ok.

Jay

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Looks brilliant Jay. We should be up and running this week.
-Kevin

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My thinking is that Sam Arkwright is not the Marshal - but that Maczarek Security's force here acts as his paid deputies.

- Silent

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My thought as well. The Marshal wouldn't be part of Maczarek, but more of a figurehead that has contracted out to Maczarek to provide security for the station.

I also think those with businesses should have their own topic threads for their businesses, otherwise each deck thread could get quite confusing. The deck threads should be used for the concourses of each deck (and back alley dealings and any other "exterior" action).

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Indeed. I would think if you enter an establishiment it should be a new topic such as Deck Three - Furrors Pub.
-Kevin

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I would agree with that Kevin it will be too hard for people to continue posting when they are in two different "areas" but the same deck.  We can use the basic deck layouts for walking or misc places that are not very important. 

But things like Tomas's casino, our rooms, and the Plom's bar should have their own areas.

Jay

Come on! Vampires! Grrr! Nasty! Let's annihilate them, for justice, and for... the safety of puppies... and Christmas, right? -Spike (from Doomed)

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Also, the Sheriff's Office/Maczarek Headquarters.

- Silent

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What do people feel about a pawnbroker's here?

Silent

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Agreed on the 'thread per location' rather than 'thread per deck' thing. I'll open Phantasm presently.

As for a pawnbrokers, I can imagine a need for it on a 'plex, yeah.

Ash

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Indeed. A nice pawn shop, especially near the casino would be a good thing.
-Kevin

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Still contemplating a character for this. My creative juices may be a bit...overwhelmed at the moment, but I haven't come up with anything I'm happy with yet.

~Robert

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You are welcome anytime you get the inspiration. It's abig enough station to pick anyone up at any point they join.
-Kevin

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I'll be creating the Marshal in the next few days and have him start wandering around. Already have a concept in mind. wink

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Glad to hear it!

Silent

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As a criminal investigation is now ongoing that is likely to involve Phantasm, I've been thinking about warrants.

One imagines that Greenleaf Skyplex is privately owned, however, the general case law in the US is that a landlord will generally insist on a warrant being obtained for a rented-out space. It's bad for business if the shop owners can have Maczarek Security enter their place freely.

- GM

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That is exactly the kind of tension I want to build up on the station. There is a bureaucratic orderly way of doing things and there is the way folks do it on the frontier. Greenleaf is both. There is an attempt at orderly civilization, and there is an attitude of screw this it takes too long. It is very bad for business to have security too tight. It is very bad for business to allow crime to run free. The Skyplex is privately owned, although it is important enough to warrant a Federal Marshall, who really doesn't seem to care much about holding to the letter of the law. Maczarek is a rental cop company hired to do the job. They are not the law.

The notion of security companies would be to be the law, but when it comes down to it, they are getting paid to keep things conducive to business. How a Core based company and a Rim oriented clientèle interact are likely to be wholly different. I always harken back to Casablanca and how business and law interact. Warrants are good. Procedure is good. When warrants and procedure stop being being helpful to the station, you can always punch someone in the teeth and start questioning. By the same token, you gotta go home at night, and the toothless fellah might not be so pleased with you.

-Kevin

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Can I bring this to everyone's attention:

http://www.phoenix-rp.com/viewtopic.php?id=896

Of particular relevance to us here:

Greenleaf orbits Red Sun (which, along with the star called Georgia, in turn orbits White Sun, the central star in the 'Verse).

Greenleaf is actually orbitted by Dyton Colony, I didn't know that. So I'd expect a 'Cockney' influence to be found on our Skyplex, which we actually already alluded to with one random NPC in the Deck 5 thread (http://www.phoenix-rp.com/viewtopic.php … 931#p14931).

The population of Greenleaf itself are majoritively employed by legitimate pharmaceutical companies, or illegal drug cartels in the jungles around the sizeable tropical belt. Presumably, a sizeable portion of our trade here, therefore, would be in drugs (legal and otherwise). Because of the drug-trafficking problem, landing is more restricted on Greenleaf than many other planets, and the Alliance are cracking down in this area. I imagine that'd also make work for bounty hunters like Jason's character Jane, and for security firms like the Wallies and the Mackies.

Our nearest neighbours are the planet Harvest (orbitted by Higgins' Moon), and Jiangyin (with three moons of its own, all, I think, inhabited). I don't know what trade we'd do with Jiangyin, but we also presumably ship things like agricultural supplies and luxury goods to Harvest and ship foodstuffs from Harvest to the rest of the 'Verse, and likewise ship 'mud' for spaceship ceramics etc from Higgins' Moon. Between Greenleaf's drugs, Harvest's food, and Higgins' Moon's mud, we've got a lot of potential here.

Ash

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Would it be worth adding an image of the skyplex to Phoenix's Index page, like the image of Cydonia, etc? That'd look cool, I think?

Ash

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Always good for that. Just let me know the specs you need, and I'll get one sent over.
-Kevin

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I think Euan can pretty generally resize them. I don't remember having to do anything fancy with the Ele's pic when I sent it to him for upload. Do you think you could email him to liaise on it to make this happen?

Ash

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