Over the past couple of weeks I have been talking to various folks about a few new ideas. Indeed, some of you have been imprisoned on a discord with me since before the timeline was launched with some of this in mind.
In short, I am looking to set up a group focused on a military style roleplay faction, and want to see how many folks are interested before we get the ball rolling.
I’ll go into both in some more detail for you all, and what I would like to know - in the comments, is Would you make a character for this group?
Generic Mercenary Outfit
From what I can tell, SWRP has not had a full on ‘work for anyone who will pay’ organisation (rather than individuals) for a good few timelines now, however they are a staple of sci-fi and are a great deal of fun to play. Starting out, I envisage the group being a small collection of ex-cons, former soldiers and the like.
Now, military factions have always struggled from ‘being static’ in SWRP, aka: bound to a geographical area. To get around this, I would suggest that the Mercenaries first objective was to secure a nice big ship, and basically be a mobile force, working for anyone, for a price. I can see the group clashing with and maybe occasionally working with the Sector Rangers, working with Governments and Corporations, and much more.
There is a good amount of precedent for a professional private military group in Sci Fi, everything from Sabaoth Squadron in SWs all the way through the Blue Suns & Eclipse in Mass Effect, so we have a lot to aim for!
What sort of characters would be involved?
Firstly, I would say it would be a nice and open faction, and in the same sentence, would likely be closed off to force users, for hopefully obvious reasons. Anyone who was looking for money, or escaping debts etc, and could handle themselves well in combat, would have a home here.
How uniform would it be?
The reason I have put this in, is because in the past people make Bounty Hunters, who look very individual and unique, with loads of bespoke gear, and then try and make them part of a PMC. Normally it just doesn’t work. For this, I would say you can be whatever species you want, but we would rely on gear provided by the group, so standard issue gear, which through RP, we could expand on and get a bigger selection in our arsenal.
I am not wedded onto a name yet, but will most likely start it out, should we get sufficient PC interest, as a small player faction, beginning with no assets bar the equipment we carry ourselves, and working our way up from there. With a good ship to call our own, our merry little squad can take it as it comes, and see what happens.
Let me know if you are interested in the comment below, and fire your questions at me!
We have a little discord group up and running, so please drop in and say hi! I am looking to have this group up and launched in the next two weeks - you can join the discord by clicking right here.
Really find this idea interesting, looks like it could provide a lot of fun!
However, I already got 3 characters going(I'm not good with multiple character xD), so while I most likely wouldn't make a new character, I do have a proposal @Nor'baal
I have my Mando bear/Beardalorian, who is a Mandalorian Metalsmith, would totally be down with having him be the one who would provide weapons and armour(uniforms)!