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Fellow Mars Explorers, 

 

I have recently finished the First Mars Explorer Fan Fiction (available here: http://marsxplr.com/view-734), and, given a very kind offer from flyclub, a fictional series of stories will appear in the Weekly Martian, eventually. Before I begin writing, I wanted to ask you what you think it should include. Since it is fictional, it can include some of the features listed on the Future page, or about anything else you can come up with. However, crossovers with other Sci-fi series would be rare, and not related to the regular storyline. (Exception for other Mars stories.) The premise of this first series is that a team of explorers was sent to Mars for research and mapping. Radio contact was lost, and the images of the base revealed total destruction. (This team was essentially Mars Explorer 1.0.) A second team is sent to find out what happened and continue their research. (Mars Explorer 1.9 and later.) What they encounter surprises them. I want to ask you about:

 

1) Character Names/Occupations (Personality, skills/job name, age, gender, etc.)

2) Vehicles/technology (What vehicles and what type of weapons/devices.)

3) Story Ideas (Topics for episodes, deciding the purpose, such as discovery, character development, comedy, etc.)

Please reply with ideas on these topics. 

Story Links:

Part 1: Not Alone

Part 2: A Spy Unrealized

Part 3: The Journey

 

 

 

How to Create a Character

 

Congratulations to fly club, the first Mars Explorer to create a character (Flynn Clubaire, whose nickname is Fly Club)! You can create a character. Just reply on this post or PM me with the following information about your character:

 

 

 

 Info to provide:

In order from most important to least)

1) Personality 

2) Skills/job (such as piloting, engineering, communications/linguistics, scientific research, etc.) 

3) Name (For the sake of simplicity in the story line, all characters are humans from Luna or Terra. Therefore, they should have human names. The language the name originates from does not matter (but please, no Pig Latin).

4) Age (While it would be funny to have kids on Mars, I rather doubt that Ender Wiggin would be on Mars to explore/search and rescue.)

5) Gender (The last one is to help me. You may have noticed some awkward phrasing in Welcome to Mars. This is because I do not know who to refer to as he, she, or any other applicable descriptor. With the inclusion of a gender for your character, the wording of the series will be much smoother and considerably more varied. )

Please include any other information about your character that you feel is relevant (EG: birthday, years of service, etc.)

 

(Note: As of yet, no medical staff characters have been created. Also, no more than two character ideas, preferably one.)

 

 Important: If you create a character, you have first say in their profession, characteristics, and personality of said character. I reserve the right to decide the character's rank. Please remember that, as the Mars Explorer Team is semi military, but mostly exploratory/scientific, your character should probably have multiple skills, including some scientific experience. Also, I will not kill off your character without your permission. 

Sincerely,

Picard

 

 

First Official Character:

Flynn Clubaire

Nickname: Fly club

Job: Engineer

Background: The first Mars mission's failure was somewhat pinned on him, as the cause was attributed to mechanical failure. Very happy for a second chance, but worried about messing up. Does not really believe that engineering errors are the reason the first mission failed, but has a small bit of inner doubt on the subject. Mission Commander Falconer pulled rank to get him put on the active mission team.

Other: One of only five team members to test pilot the buggies on Earth.

Created by: fly club (flyclub)

Age: 28

 

 

 

Second Official Character:

Aubrey Falconer

Nickname: (Undecided, I leave this bit up to Aubrey)

Job: Team leader.

Background: Convinced the World Space Program to fund a investigation/exploration mission to Mars to retrieve certain data on what happened to the outpost. Very much invested in the project, he is determined to get to Mars because of a very important message that he received, which was dated as sent at approximately 1 hour before the destruction of the outpost.

Hobbies: Chess and Laserball (Combination of Paintball, Lasertag, and Airsoft.)

Other: One of only five team members to test pilot the buggies on Earth.

Created by: Aubrey Falconer (admin)

 

 

 

Third Official Character:

Christian Krieger 

Nickname: Christian Warrior

Job: Security Chief

As Security Chief of the Mars Explorer Team, Christian Krieger is the resident weapons expert. Takes his job seriously, but is still friendly. Skilled at driving, flying, and shooting.

Hobbies: Musical Instruments and Gadgets

Created by: christianwarrior (christianwarrior)

Age: 23

 

 

 

Fourth Official Character:

Spiridon T. Brand

Nickname: Spitfire

Job: Head Geologist

With a sense of humor and an excavation bag, Spiridon T. Brand is the team's head geologist. Happiest in the field, he has been known to speak to rocks.

Hobbies: Collects/studies airplanes (model and actual).

Created by: supermarinespitfire (supermarinespitfire)

Age: 29

 

 

Fifth Official Character:

Tessla Glast

Job: Head of Analysis Department, Astronomer

Nickname: TBA

Fun loving Tessla Glast is in charge of the Analysis division of the team, but also works in the Astronomy division. Often focuses on a discussion to the exclusion of all else. She has been known to miss her stop in an elevator when talking with a friend.

Created by: Dynamic Diamond/GLAST (dinamicdiamond)

Age: 27

 

 

 

Sixth Official Character:

Frederick William Vorst

Job: Team Counselor

Nickname: Early Bird, for his habit of waking up at 5 AM.

Despite the icy last name, Frederick Vorst is a friendly face to the entire team. When off duty, can often be found with friends in the lounge. Also is reasonably good with computers. 

Hobbies: Designing small computer games, caring for his pet owl.

Other: One of only five team members to test pilot the buggies on Earth.

Created by: Frost Guerilla (freewillie-eb.1)

Age: 26

 

 

Seventh Official Character:

Thomas Babage.

Nickname: BabaG

Job: Chief Science Officer

Despite being the youngest team member, Thomas Babage is wise beyond his years. Simulator scores are remarkably high. 

Hobbies: Simulator games, philosophical debate.

Created by: babaG (babag)

Age: 21

 

 

 

Eighth Official Character:

Orion Wilson

Nickname: (The) Dude

Job: Mechanic, assistant engineer

A normally relaxed person, Orion Wilson always learns from his mistakes. A combination of common sense and good judgement prevents him from making too many in the first place. He possesses only a mild temper, but fiddling (or tampering, as he calls it) with a vehicle he is working on is one thing he will not stand for. His past prior to joining the team is a general mystery, and the topic of much off-duty speculation. 

Hobbies: Mars has always fascinated Orion, and he knows more about it than almost any other team member. His hobby of Martian Cartography makes him just about the only person from Earth who wouldn't get lost on the Red Planet's surface.

Age: Mid 30s.

Other: One of only five team members to test drive the buggies on Earth.

Created by: The Dude (thedude)

 

 

 

Ninth Official Character: 

Speffin Jay

Nickname: Spiffy

Job: Head Chef, occasional lounge operator. General Jack of All Trades, he is a reasonably good pilot. Can help with almost any job.

A good sense of humor and an as-needed serious attitude describes Speffin Jay. Known to think out loud, he can often be found listening to stories told in the lounge. His repertoire of popular recipes (including the classic PB&J sandwich) help the team to stay happy and well fed. He has a lurking fear of monsters.

Age: 32, but doesn't look a day over 25.

Other: One of only five team members to test pilot the buggies on Earth. A surgery to save his hand had an interesting side effect: he can now close his right pinky against his palm without moving any other fingers on that hand.

Created by: Spiffy (pb&j)

 

 

 

Tenth Official Character:

Andre Jean-Luc Picard

Nickname: Picard, but will answer to Jean-Luc and Andre as well. 

Job: First Officer/Scientist

Thought before action is often Andre Picard's choice, but spontaneity occasionally causes unusual results. Fun loving, but philosophical, his middle name is a result of personal choice, due to the influence of a certain fictional Starfleet Captain. While a scientist by training, he will not allow his field of study to interfere with his duty to the team.

Hobbies: Has attempted to revive the ancient pastime of Nerfing, with some success. An excellent baker, he occasionally works in the kitchen with Speffin Jay. Can make a lot of different dishes, but prefers to make desserts or breads. Trains in the simulator often. Holds occasional discussion in the lounge on a variety of topics. 

Other: Has one recipe that he will not share with anyone: Crunchy Lebkuchen with Pumpkin filling. Speaks English, French, and Spanish (The last to a lesser degree than the two prior languages).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11th Official Character:

Dustin Brown

Nickname: Tiger 

Job: Chief Technician 

The tallest member of the team, Dustin Brown only joined the team a year ago. He is already able to operate 90% of the equpment. Second highest tested IQ on the team, he has a bit of a temper when people touch gadgets that he's working on. Dependable during field work.

Hobbies: Lacrosse and football. 

Age: 24

Created by: Tigerstorm4CHRI (Tigerstorm4CHRI) (Formerly Sandersson)

 

 

 

 

 

12th Official Character:

Jason Kestrel

Nickname: Solar Flare, Jay

Job: Flight Team Leader, Director of Technology.

Although his job as head of information services is occasionally tedious, Jason Kestrel is one of the top pilots of the team. Current record time for fixing a nearly functionless computer: 2 days. However, he does not suffer fools gladly. 

Age: 25

Created by: J-Elite1

 

 

 

 

 

13th Official Character: 

Joshua Richards

Nickname: 52 (Number of hours exploring)

Job: Scout

When someone gets blasted down from the volcano in the sim room, a check of the ID of the buggy at the top usually reveals that it is Joshua Richards. The 'perfect shot' of the team, his preferred vantage point is from the highest peak. At present, he is the only team member to go beyond the boundaries of the simulations, into the empty space beyond. While he doesn't get lost, he does get sidetracked when exploring, and has been known in the simulator room for 4 hours in a row. Is already on the list for scouting expeditions when the team reaches Mars. 

Hobbies: Racing, Exploring, Sniping.

Age: 22

Created by: 52 (52)

 

 

 

 

 

14th Official Character:

Robert Garret

Job: Janitor/Junior Tech

Nickname: The Human Iceberg (Never said to his face.)

Not much known. Applied for a job, and has done his job well, but isn't very sociable. More about him in the Second part of the story.

Hobbies: Nobody knows.

Age: 43

Created by: SDR 1. ELITE 1.(2cul2play)

 

 

 

 

 

15th Official Character:

Robert Andrews

Job: Xenoarchaeologist

Nickname: Jackal (For attention paid in double-checking previous dig sites for finds.)

Lauded for discovery of previously unknown cultures on Earth (including a now extinct human civilization on Antarctica), Robert Andrews takes pride in his work, but does not brag. The Mars Mission will be his first actual use of his Xenoarchaeology training.

Age: 34

Created by: Ω (jackal)

 

 

 

 

16th Official Character:

Lizzle Montgomery

Job: Communications/Photography

Lizzle is a very outgoing kind of girl. She is friends with all of her teammates. She is a very good multi-tasker, but she takes forever to learn things. When she's not exploring Mars with the team she is either swimming or horse back riding. With all of the emerging technologies available to the team, she hopes to invent the sport of Lava Skiing.

Age: 21

Created by: Lizzle

 

 

 

17th Official Character:

Ariel Johnson

Job: Technician, works in kitchen on occasion.

Ariel Johnson is hard to anger and polite, often making use of his intellect and wit. He isn't the best pilot on the team, but he is good at tweaking the vehicles to improve performance. When off-duty, he usually works in the kitchen with Spiffy.

Age: 29

Created by: supercheese

 

 

18th Official Character:

Maize

Job: R&D

Reclusive and secretive, Maize’s real name is nearly unpronounceable. A physicist by training, he spends most of his time closeted in his lab. He rarely speaks, but dislikes being disturbed. No one knows his origins, though rumors have been spreading that he is from another time.

Age: Unknown.

Created by: El Maiz (matthew)

 

19th official character:

Jackson Brown

Job: R&D (Emphasis on the Design)

A skilled designer, Jackson Brown joined the team with his older brother. Somewhat reclusive, he prefers designing vehicles to piloting them. Has a quick temper with those who alter his designs without permission. Has friendly arguments with his brother on a number of topics. Dustin's talents complement his, making them a good team. Not the most skilled at flying or combat, he is usually found on the station at work on a new design. 

Hobbies: Drawing cities, debate. 

Age: 22

 

20th Official Character:

Eric Simon

Nickname: Killer Dude

Job: R&D Chief Technician/Programmer
Originally hired as a technician, Eric Simon demonstrated talent as a programmer and was transferred to R&D. One of three people who actually knows how to repair and reprogram the prototypes in the Development lab. Generally friendly, he has dabbled in amateur forensics. Tries his best to solve problems, and does his best to make the right choices.
 
Age:22

Created by: killerdude (TheCyberMan)

 

 

21st Official Character:

Name: Futureboy
 
Job: CMO (Chief Medical Officer)
 
A friendly fellow, Futureboy does his best to help out as much as possible. However, he considers personal space sacred, and will tell them so. One of the better non-professional pilots, he looks forward to flying on Mars. Specializes in hypnotherapy, and his trademark technique is simulated precognition (hence his name).
 
Skills: Piloting, Engineering
 
Age: 30
 
Created by futureboy
 
 
23rd Official Character

Zachary Zam

Age: 31

Job: Security Officer

Joined the team with Krieger. Zachary Zam served in the military for 10 years. He has no official rank, but was considered a specialist, who's opinion was highly valued. Strategically minded, he is one of the few regular chess players on the team. Has experience with field medicine and hand to hand combat. Usually serious, but has been known to lose his composure on occasion. Doesn't give up, though he does get annoyed somewhat easily. Has skills in cyber-warfare as well. 
 
Created by: Zachary (ZAM)

 

 

First Team Characters:

1) John Thompson: Leader of the first mission team. Methodical, a scientist first. Age 30 (At time of base loss.) MIA, presumed dead.

2) Miguel Lopez: Expert Pilot from the first team. A bit of a show off. Also Executive Officer. Age 29 (At time of base loss.) MIA, presumed dead.

3) Lauren Collins: Chief engineer of the first team. Gruff but fun-loving. Age 26 (At time of base loss.) MIA, presumed dead.

4) Rudolph (Rolf) Kastner: First Team's Chief Medical Officer. Quiet, thoughtful. Cautious. Age 27 (At time of base loss.) MIA, presumed dead.

 

General Technological Overview:

Hovercraft, buggies, and any other vehicles keep their occupants alive and active during extremely rapid maneuvers through the use of graviton cushions (Similar to inertial dampers), which cancel out the effects of inertia. Lasers are able to cycle between training modes and active modes. The blue materialization cloud is actually a graviton cloud that slows a vehicle down on reentry and launches it back to the space station when needed. Electromagnetic fields accelerate the vehicle to gravitational escape velocities that are aided by the presence of the null-G graviton cloud. EM fields also hold gravitons in place to prevent dispersion. Source of power for all of devices: Wings are plasma contained by a graviton field and kept in shape by electromagnets. The reset button is actually a Graviton Recall that takes 10 seconds to charge, and once charged vibrates the craft at extreme speeds and accelerates it directly to the nearest high concentration of gravitons (namely, the Graviton cloud). Power source is: fusion reaction as main power source, antimatter reactors for the first team, high capacity batteries with thermoelectric power supplement/hydrogen fuel for the buggies, and an experimental system that uses gravitons to accelerate fuel for the jets and hovercrafts. 

  

Setting:

Main base of second team is located on Mars' moon Phobos, with a few ground bases (not yet) and a signal relay on Deimos. 

 

 

Current Installment details the object and the trail. No, it hasn't been posted yet.

Sincerely,

 

Picard

 

 

 

The Misadventures of Vader: A series of short stories starring Ted (Vader) (Completely fictional). Anyone who wishes to be in one needs only to PM me with permission to use their game name for the story, and a basic description of what they would do in a certain situation. Also may include some recurring characters.

Note: A recurring character can simply be your game name, with no further info, your game name with a basic personality profile of yourself, or a fictional contrivance with a real world name. (See waffleboy's example.)

First Misadventure: Welcome to Mars

 

 

 

Character 1: Ted (Vader)

Not a noob, but not the best, he seems to get into all sorts of trouble on Mars. First, a virus and a lightning bolt trapped players in the game. While everyone is fine now, who knows what will happen to him next.

 

Character 2: Jimi James 

Game Name: Waffleboy

Real life job: Salesman (Specifically, telemarketer)

Generally funny and carefree, Jimi James has a sarcastic streak that shows when he's annoyed. Is great at his job, and is able to sell about anything. (Not so great at refunding.) Tests fireworks in his free time (Indoors), loves about any music, and rocks out on Guitar Hero regularly. Idolizes Oxi Clean salesman Billy Mays (one of the few people with a better sales record than him.) Uses about any vehicle, prefers buggy, and is good with the sniper laser. 

Age: 25

 

 

 

 

 

» Reply to Discussion Threaded Hybrid Flat 86 Replies
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2008/10/31 - 18:54 GMT

I find an odd urge to be a part of the story.... Not to be rude or anything, but could I have a character?

 

No pressure, just asking. It is your final decision so please again as I say please feel no pressure to have me a part. I mean umm think of my request as.... Umm.... a small germ asking to be a dictator or something, think of my request as something that crazy. 

1 day - 3,084v
Posted 2008/10/31 - 19:53 GMT

You could try changing carecters every story.

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Too confusing!
4 days - 10,406v
Posted 2008/11/01 - 0:31 GMT

Dear Tsa6,

Imagine what any series that you like (TV or otherwise) killed off/forgot every character in every episode. Very confusing, not at all entertaining, and hard to justify. Occasionally, a character might disappear/die (probably by popular demand, think Survivor if the tribe spoke and someone died). Still, I might introduce a small cast that exists only to showcase the horrible danger that will be faced, through their untimely demises. Probably not, but, maybe.

Sincerely,

Picard

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Sure! Just Invent a Character.
4 days - 10,406v
Posted 2008/11/01 - 0:26 GMT

Dear Flyclub, 

Of course you can be in the story. You just have to invent a character for the team, which will be you. You would have first say in the profession, characteristics, and personality of said character. The Mars Explorer Team is sort of like Starfleet, semi military, mostly exploratory, so a character would probably have some sort of training in a scientific field. Just post the character on the discussion.

Sincerely,

Picard

5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2008/11/01 - 0:39 GMT

  • Rather serious
  • Old Pro (as this is true, I am not the oldest pro but certainly an old one)
  • Scientifically driven (I am all about facts an logic, I know much in the scientific region (preferably micro engineering, physics (quantum mechanics as I am learning the subject right now), and programming.
  • Rather stubborn to follow my own path.
  • Some what bossy (1 being a fly's bossiness and 100 being a dictator I would be 60-40)
  • Intelligent,intuitive( being able to think fast, and come to conclusions easily)
  • Make sure I make mistakes an get better as the story progresses.....
  • Expert shooter/flyer.
  • Average driving skill.
  • Good at evasion, my odds of getting shot are about 30 to 70 (the odds in my favor)
  • A little eccentric yet serious, slightly short tempered, and rather quiet except in times of danger.
  • rather mysterious
  • not very social
That would be me. Not to much to ask for right? I do not wish to be  primary character, maybe secondary or backround.... Although my personality would be too complicated for that.. You could simplify it if you like.

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Engineer, or Science Officer, sounds more like an engineer.
4 days - 10,406v
Posted 2008/11/01 - 0:47 GMT

Dear Flyclub,

Sounds like you have just described someone with an engineer's skill and an old country doctor's mild but good natured short temperament, combined with a certain Vulcan's anti-social behavior...

Probably someone like a combo of Montgomery Scott and Trip Tucker. Great description!

Sincerely,

Picard

PS: Sorry for all of the Star Trek references, it's just my favorite show!

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One more thing:
4 days - 10,406v
Posted 2008/11/01 - 4:39 GMT

Dear Flyclub,

What is your character's name?

Sincerely,

Picard

5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2008/11/01 - 22:15 GMT

  

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Fly club: Could your character's name be short for something?
4 days - 10,406v
Posted 2008/11/01 - 23:06 GMT

Dear Flyclub,

Maybe Fly Club could be a nickname for your character, maybe short for Flynn Clubaire. Please tell me what you think of this idea.

Sincerely,

Picard

5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2008/11/02 - 1:46 GMT

I guess....

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For Believability
4 days - 10,406v
Posted 2008/11/02 - 6:06 GMT

Dear Flyclub,

If you have another name, or if you really do want Fly Club as your character's name, just tell me, and your character will be called that. I'l just include the extended name on their resume/dossier. 

Sincerely,

Picard

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how about my name be fly?
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2008/11/02 - 17:47 GMT

you can do the flyn culbaire thing along with this but in the good old days (before my life went horribly down hill) people called me fly.

5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2008/11/15 - 0:43 GMT

Fly club being my nick name I like it, Flyn clubaire is fine.

signed fly club

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What is your character's gender?
4 days - 10,406v
Posted 2008/11/20 - 4:10 GMT

Dear Fly Club,

I completely forgot to ask you: Is your character male or female?

Sincerely,

Picard

5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2008/11/20 - 5:07 GMT

             

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aliens? the journey to the center of mars type thing?
6 days - 8,777v
Posted 2008/11/05 - 22:57 GMT

These is just suggestions, but here they are.

The first team could have been captured by aliens that live underground.

They could have fallen in a hole that goes to the center of mars and the other team has to help them escape.

 

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A Bit Obvious
4 days - 10,406v
Posted 2008/11/06 - 3:55 GMT

Dear Wintergreen,

While I have been considering the possibility of aliens, it just seems cliched. Almost everytime Mars is in a Sci-fi movie, it also is home to aliens. This doesn't mean that aliens will not be involved, but the story would not focus entirely on alien-human interaction (EG: war, technology exchange, xenophobia, etc.)

Sincerely,

Picard

5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2008/11/06 - 1:54 GMT

removed

1 week - 22,204v
Posted 2008/11/06 - 15:15 GMT
"Inter-dimensional beings." Just call them that; no one will know the difference.
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I would like to be a character.  You can t
1 day - 4,287v
Posted 2008/12/02 - 3:01 GMT

I would like to be a character.  You can think of any name you want for me, but my nick name is Christian Warrior.  I am very friendly, and I am good with all kinds of tech, especially weapons.  I could be the teams primary military presence.  I am a Christian (duh).  Age, 20-25.  I am male.  I also like musical instruments and gadgets of all types.  I am a great driver, flyer, and shooter.

Please include my character!!!

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could i be a character? please respond.
4 days - 9,839v
Posted 2008/12/02 - 3:52 GMT

could i be a character? please respond.

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Sure, but I need some info.
4 days - 10,406v
Posted 2008/12/02 - 15:40 GMT

Dear supermarinespitfire,

Yes, you can be a character, but I need the information that I asked for about new characters. It should be headed How to Create a Character.

Sincerely,

Picard

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ok funny, a bit unsocial bu
4 days - 9,839v
Posted 2008/12/02 - 15:58 GMT

ok

  • funny, a bit unsocial but nice
  • GeologistPilot field work like anlsying drillcore,looking for mineral diposits and fossilized life forms
  • 25-30
  • name you can do whatever you want with but nickname Spitfire
  • Male

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I Hate to ask this of you
2 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2008/12/02 - 18:40 GMT

But may i be a character, if you say no, I'll understand. Please, respond back, ugh, I hate asking that considering it messes up your story already in progress.

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Fine by me, but I need info!
4 days - 10,406v
Posted 2008/12/02 - 20:16 GMT

Dear The Dude,

Yes you can have a character. As the story stands now, I have the basic plot down, but not a lot of names. Just reply on this topic with the data that fits the guidelines under How to Create a Character.

Sincerely,

Picard

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Have you already written the part about the des
1 day - 4,287v
Posted 2008/12/02 - 22:34 GMT

Have you already written the part about the destruction of the first outpost?

4 days - 10,406v
Posted 2008/12/03 - 20:17 GMT

Dear christianwarrior,

No, I have only written about them finding the destroyed outpost. The focus of the story is on the second mission, not the first one which had a land based outpost.

Sincerely,

Picard

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Ohh I LOVE THIS KIND OF STUFF!!
5 days - 10,540v
Posted 2008/12/02 - 23:16 GMT

Picard is it mayyybe ok if I can me a character too? Maybe? Please? I'll create the character info if it's ok with you that I can join.

4 days - 10,406v
Posted 2008/12/03 - 20:18 GMT

Dear dinamicdiamond,

Yes, you can have a character. You just have to post a reply on this topic with the info that I ask for under How to Create a Character.

Sincerely,

Picard

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Where is this?  I cannot find it anywhere!
1 day - 4,287v
Posted 2008/12/06 - 3:19 GMT

Where is this?  I cannot find it anywhere!

What about my character?

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It is on the main Brainstorm Post
4 days - 10,406v
Posted 2008/12/07 - 5:51 GMT

Dear christianwarrior,

How to Create a Character is a section on the main Brainstorm article. About your character: I have been occupied with some work of late, so I only just saw that you had the posted the info. Character data should be posted by 12/8/08.

Sincerely,

Picard

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when i said that i could not find it i mea
1 day - 4,287v
Posted 2008/12/07 - 23:08 GMT

when i said that i could not find it i meant the part about them finding the destroyed outpost.

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The story is not up yet.
4 days - 10,406v
Posted 2008/12/08 - 2:55 GMT

Dear christianwarrior,

The part about the destroyed outpost is not on the site yet, as it is part of the story. It is just some talk about the plot-line for the story.

Sincerely,

Picard

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OK.  Sorry about the confusion.
1 day - 4,287v
Posted 2008/12/09 - 3:16 GMT

OK.  Sorry about the confusion.

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Well, we see things clearly...
6 days - 8,975v
Posted 2008/12/03 - 0:56 GMT

Hey, I am a great character, you can trust that, I also am great with acting.

Here are my stats:

  • Big, strong
  • Nice Caring
  • Love to be social, but can hang around others well
  • Leader
  • An influence
  • Help those who need help in whatever
  • A geek

Awhh, you know me, just use one of my factors of me in the story ok? We can talk at school man, l8er piccard!

-EB Chieftain

 

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Ok here's my character!
5 days - 10,540v
Posted 2008/12/04 - 6:11 GMT

Name: Tessla

Personality: Likes to have fun, get's lost easily, likes to stick to one subject at a time, very very hyper! XD

Skills/job: Does scientific research, especially astronomy (my dream job *sigh)

Age: 28

Gender: female

5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2008/12/07 - 20:55 GMT

i thought i already gave a character bio but i guess not...maybe on another post? anyway...

  • name: babaG (or just baba to friends)
  • personality: fun-loving, playful (wise?) and experimental (with friends) and goes all-out in battle
  • occupation: umm...i dont really care but something along the lines of someone who goes to battle but maybe also a scientist? maybe someone of high(er) rank but still has (a) boss(es) ahead of him?
  • age:...umm...young-ish?
  • ???: and whatever else you wana throw in for fun. lol
p.s, thanks for providing us with great entertainment! why don't you ever play anymore? i miss pic. lol

1 week - 22,204v
Posted 2008/12/09 - 14:58 GMT

I'll just stick this in here, if you don't decide to use it, that's fine.

1) Personality: Keeps a sense of humor, although can be serious at times. Thinks to himself a lot. Enjoys a good story. Is afraid of monsters.

2)Skills/job: Chef for the crew. Can close right pinky against palm without other fingers moving.

3) Name: Speffin Jay

4) Age: 32, but doesn't look a day older than 25.

5) Gender: Male

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hahahahahahaha! mad pinky skillz spiffy!
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2008/12/09 - 19:37 GMT

hahahahahahaha! mad pinky skillz spiffy!

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I think solar power should be the energy sour
1 day - 4,287v
Posted 2008/12/27 - 0:13 GMT
I think solar power should be the energy source, because it is the most feasible.
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Sorry, but...
4 days - 10,406v
Posted 2009/01/05 - 17:25 GMT
Dear christianwarrior,
While I was away, I wrote about a page worth of the story, and I set it up so that generators of some sort are a requirement, so solar power for the first team is out, and the second team...is on a Martian moon, where solar would be practical (no dust storms.) Okay, never mind. But we really need to finalize the power source for the second team. Whoever reads this, please read through the options available for power source and vote on one.
Happy New Year,
Picard
1 day - 6,265v
Posted 2009/01/08 - 20:37 GMT
Can I be in the story? If you say no, that's fine, I completely understand.
4 days - 10,406v
Posted 2009/01/09 - 2:47 GMT
Dear 2cul2play,
Of course you can be in the story. Just use the guidelines provided under how to create a character. It is part of the brainstorm post.
Sincerely,
Picard
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This is going to be incredible!
2 weeks - 19,758v
Posted 2009/01/11 - 5:02 GMT
Way to go Picard!
Here's a couple of my thoughts:
 
  1. Buggy wings: I will leave the final say in the matter up to you - but when I designed the wings, I had the idea of a focused ultra high frequency standing wave projection. (Hence their ability to completley dissappear at will, and not collide with terrain)
  2. Gravitron Clouds: Excellent idea. Much better than my "materilization cloud" stuff :)
  3. Matter/Antimatter reaction sounds like a really cool energy source, but I just can't picture how it would work. I would probably vote for it if it sounded somewhat plausible - but if not, I would vote for a fusion reactor, neutrino harvesting, or betavoltaic batteries.
  4. I totally agree that we don't want to focus on aliens in the story, and I have no intention of incorporating them in the game for the same reason: they are highly cliched - and scientifically implausible in the extreme.
  5. Profile: I honestly don't have any nick names that anyone has ever gotten away with calling me in the past - and I can't think of any I would like to be called at the moment. Hopefully I will come up with one eventually... You can specify whatever age for me you feel would be appropriate. Other than that, I am looking forward to more installments!
  6. It struck me as potentially intriguing if (him being Chief Science Officer and all), "Babage" was spelled as "Babbage". Probably just another bad idea of mine :)
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"I honestly don't have any nick names
4 days - 7,473v
Posted 2009/01/11 - 5:48 GMT
"I honestly don't have any nick names that anyone has ever gotten away with calling me in the past..." :-)
4 days - 10,406v
Posted 2009/01/11 - 16:43 GMT
Dear Aubrey,
1. Buggy Wings: While a standing wave projection sounds interesting, I have no idea what that is, or of its properties. Could you explain what that is?
 
2. Graviton clouds: I thought of them as an explanation of why the buggies are falling.
 
3. Matter/antimatter reaction: This works through the controlled annihilation of matter with antimatter, resulting in 100% energy, some of which is radiation. Electro-magnetic fields are used to keep antimatter from coming in contact with matter until it reaches the main chamber, which is either lead lined or has extra power to its EM fields. The energy that results can be converted directly to electricity (how this would be done, still not sure.) The problem is that if the reaction runs out of control, the entire reactor explodes. Hence Outpost 1.
 
4. Aliens: They are over used. As such, I am thinking something closer to sabotage by unfriendly Earth forces. However, this may change at a later date.
 
5. Profile: Just PM me the nickname whenever you have one.
 
6. This was a mistake by my spell-check. Babbage was the name of one of Shakespeare's assistants, so it used this when I reflexively corrected it.
 
Sincerely,
Picard
 
2 weeks - 19,758v
Posted 2009/01/16 - 1:32 GMT
1. I really don't have much of an idea either.
I stayed up late last night reading about destructive radio wave interference patterns, magnetic plasma confinement fusion, and other such things; but I don't quite have a workable framework yet. I picture the wings as composed more of energy than matter, and projected into space by some mechanism on the buggy - rather than rigid structures that fold out of the buggy. I don't know how force fields are generally constructed in science fiction - but if you have a good idea for one, I am sure it would work quite nicely for the wings. My initial idea is that the wings are projected by an array of uhf antennas in the buggy that are tuned to cancel each other out in every direction at the apex of the wings, and that the standing radio wave patterns in the wings are then used to contain some kind of field that is capable of deflecting the martian atmosphere and colliding with lasers.

3. Sounds good, but I am just afraid of what happens when  it "runs out of control". Letting a jar full of antimatter get loose sounds reeaaalllly bad... As long as it just takes out the base - and not the whole planet (like a molecular detachment device or something) - I suppose it will be all right.


In closing, you are doing a fine job on the story, and I wouldn't be dissapointed at all if you decide to go with carbon-fiber wings instead of my impractical ideas :)

-Aubrey
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Wings, explosions, etc.
4 days - 10,406v
Posted 2009/01/19 - 18:53 GMT
Dear Aubrey,
 
1) A new idea for the wings: Plasma field that is wrapped around a solid object through the use of EM fields. This could explain why the wing can pass through matter, but can be hit by lasers.
 
3) Antimatter explosions are clean, as there is no residual radiation. An amount of antimatter equivalent to 1 kg mixed with 1 kg of matter would produce an amount of energy equal to about 47 megatons. Since the base would probably use only a bit more antimatter than that, the explosion would not be devastating to the entire planet. Also, given the problems suffered by the first team, the second team probably will use something safer, such as fusion.
 
Sincerely,
Picard
 
2 weeks - 19,758v
Posted 2009/01/21 - 8:14 GMT
Sounds Great!

-Aubrey
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Hey Picard, can i be in the story? if so here
12 hours - 640v
Posted 2009/02/01 - 3:48 GMT
Hey Picard, can i be in the story? if so here is my profile:
1. Curios, I like taking stuff apart.
2. Fun loving, but serious when nessacery.
3. Nickname: Tiger.
4. Name: Dustin.
5. Tall, about 6.5-6.8, thin, wiry, brown spiky hair, brown eyes.
6. I would like to be a sort of head of technology sort of thing, if its not too much trouble.
7. age: 20-24.
8. Christian.
9. One of the newer editions to the mars team, has risen though the ranks quickly.
 
 
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Now comes the part were you actually write it.........
6 days - 8,975v
Posted 2009/02/01 - 13:29 GMT
And for this cause, who better assist than me?
 
Talk to me at school, we can work on it at lunch.
 
Oh, and btw, I'm impressed the Admin is looking at all of this information, way to go on getting his attention Picard!
 
Plus the story is good..............
 
C U around!
 
-Frost Guerrilla-EB.1
1 day - 3,050v
Posted 2009/02/01 - 17:55 GMT
I don't want to be rude, but just like fly club, i have an urge to be in a story...
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the mighty frogu is impressed? my god! the wo
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/02/01 - 22:13 GMT
the mighty frogu is impressed? my god! the world must be ending!
4 days - 10,406v
Posted 2009/02/02 - 4:04 GMT
Dear matthewb6,
And, as in flyclub's case, of course you can have a character. Just PM me/post a comment with the info that I asked for in the How to Create a character section of the Brainstorm.
Sincerely,
Picard
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here's mah character!
21 hours - 3,209v
Posted 2009/05/06 - 5:27 GMT
name: Jimi James
nickname: waffleboy
personality: funny, carefree, semi-sarcastic
team name: the merrymen (robin hood's a cloner), right hand officer
Job/skills: telemarketer, good at conning innocent people
idol: Billy Mays (yeah the oxi clean guy)
hobbies: tests pyrotechnics in free time, LOVES music (60's-present, rock, metal, and alternative), is THE guitar hero in his free time.
use of vehicles: wide use of all vehicles, mainly uses the buggy for flight purposes, good shot with a sniper
Idea for story: the government plans to take over all popular online gaming sites to make a utopia in todays youth. yeah thats not cool, we gotta stop 'em.
age:25
gender: male, hence the name.
 
hope this helps!!! the last one was insane (in a good way), this one will be too!!!
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Re: here's mah character!
4 days - 10,406v
Posted 2009/05/06 - 14:18 GMT
Dear Waffleboy,
I'm a little unclear on which story line you want your character to be in. Do you want your character in the Misadventures of Vader series (begins with Welcome to Mars), or the Mars Explorer Series? Also, I'm not exactly sure where a telemarketer would fit into either.
Sincerely,
Picard
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Re: here's mah character!
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/05/06 - 23:06 GMT
Perhaps a "Used buggy salesman" is more appropriate? A 'I stick me neck out for nobody' and a con man type of guy until 'Bad guys' begin being bad in his hometown and he decides to action. 
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Re: here's mah character!
21 hours - 3,209v
Posted 2009/05/06 - 23:54 GMT
its half joke half real, wanted 2 see if u actually had half a mind 2 use it if u could. i dont really care if u do, but my story-line methinks is a good one. lol. use it if u can, change it if u want 2 (not 2 much though), reject it if u have 2.
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Re: here's mah character!
4 days - 10,406v
Posted 2009/05/07 - 3:27 GMT
Dear waffleboy,
Alright, I think I can work this into the Misadventures of Vader.
Sincerely,
Picard
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Brainstorm
1 day - 3,546v
Posted 2009/05/07 - 0:10 GMT
may I create a character
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Brainstorm
4 days - 10,406v
Posted 2009/05/07 - 3:26 GMT
Dear jackal,
Of course you may. 
Sincerely,
Picard
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Brainstorm
1 day - 3,546v
Posted 2009/05/07 - 6:53 GMT
name: robert andrews
job: xenoarchaeologist
personality: proud but not arrogant
age: 34
gender: male
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Brainstorm
1 day - 3,120v
Posted 2009/06/26 - 12:39 GMT
Hi Picard, just so you know, Sandersson id now Tigerstorm4CHRI, and if you could change that on the post, that would be great. If not, well, no big deal.
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Brainstorm
1 day - 4,262v
Posted 2009/06/26 - 19:33 GMT
I would like to have a character.
 
 
His name is generally unpronounceable, as he is a Latin physicist, so everyone calls him Maize. His exact age is unknown, he is thought to be around 25. He spends most of his time shut up in his small lab, surrounded by numerous diagrams and schematics. He doesn't talk, but dislikes being disturbed in the middle of his work. As for his backround, nobody knows really where he came from, but rumors are spreading that he was from anceint times, and invented a time machine to go to the future. This information has not yet been confirmed.
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Brainstorm
1 day - 4,262v
Posted 2009/06/26 - 20:18 GMT
By the way, I love the idea of this story!
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Brainstorm
1 day - 3,120v
Posted 2009/06/26 - 19:51 GMT
I hope I am not asking to much, but here is and update to my bio: A great athelete, he loves sports, mainly football and lacrosse. Has a very agile mind, quite high scores on the IQ test, highest except for Flynn. Has a little bit of a temper, anyone who touches his gagets should be careful. A very good man in the field, very dependable. Ok, there it is. Again, if you are not able to do this, that is fine, I will be satisfied with my current bio.
Thanks, Tigerstorm.
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Brainstorm
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/06/26 - 20:23 GMT
Actually my IQ would be the highest :P
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Brainstorm
1 day - 3,120v
Posted 2009/06/26 - 20:46 GMT
Srry bout this comment, see below.
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Brainstorm
1 day - 3,120v
Posted 2009/06/26 - 20:49 GMT
Ok, my bad. I would still like to have the second highest IQ, even if by a small margin.
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Brainstorm
1 day - 3,120v
Posted 2009/06/27 - 0:58 GMT
Hey Picard, I have an idea for the misadventures of Vadar storyline. You can use my temper when someone touches my gadgets for Vadar to get in trouble. If I could be like the main person he annoys, that would be great. I would say that you could use that idea for anyone else he annoys. Tell me if you like my ideas please!
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Brainstorm
4 days - 10,406v
Posted 2009/06/27 - 14:25 GMT
Dear Tigerstorm,
The Misadventures of Vader is separate from the main Mars story. 
Sincerely,
Picard
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Brainstorm
1 day - 3,120v
Posted 2009/06/28 - 2:23 GMT
Ahhhhhhhhh, ok. Never mind then.
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Brainstorm
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2009/07/20 - 4:09 GMT
I want in!  I sent you the PM with the information.
 
KD
 
BTW guys, Picard told me to comment on the post so don't yell at me about it ok? Thanks.
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Brainstorm
1 day - 2,070v
Posted 2009/07/20 - 6:10 GMT
can i be in it
 
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Brainstorm
4 days - 10,406v
Posted 2009/07/20 - 16:14 GMT
Dear futureboy,
Yes, you can. Just respond with the information about your character that is requested in the How to Create a Character section of this document.
Sincerely,
Picard
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Brainstorm
14 hours - 1,624v
Posted 2009/07/20 - 11:03 GMT
name:simonoz
job:aircraft pilot
personality:annoying jerk
gender: male
age:11
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Brainstorm
4 days - 10,406v
Posted 2009/07/20 - 16:17 GMT
Dear simonoz,
Could you give me a bit more to work with? The description you gave is rather vague. Also, a last name and increased age would be appreciated.
Sincerely,
Picard
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Brainstorm
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2009/07/20 - 18:57 GMT
Everyone also had to be an older age future boy. Just make one up.
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Brainstorm
1 day - 2,070v
Posted 2009/07/21 - 22:39 GMT
i did not write that
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Brainstorm
1 week - 24,938v
Posted 2009/08/28 - 21:15 GMT
I love the story, can't wait for the next chapter! I'm working on my own story... ;)
1 week - 24,938v
Posted 2009/09/09 - 20:31 GMT
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Brainstorm
23 hours - 2,897v
Posted 2009/09/10 - 0:40 GMT
because it's an old post
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Brainstorm
1 week - 24,938v
Posted 2009/09/11 - 1:25 GMT
It's not an old post, it WAS, but then Picard made it new again.
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Brainstorm
1 week - 24,938v
Posted 2009/09/11 - 13:58 GMT
Ok...
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Databank
1 week - 24,938v
Posted 2010/06/26 - 23:26 GMT
This post deserves a BAM!
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Re: Mars Explorer Story Series Databank
1 day - 5,491v
Posted 2010/12/22 - 8:49 GMT
Hey Picard...as usual, you're going strong!

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