OK, to add some depth to the event discussions we had during character creation, I have tried to flesh out the encounters, and also put them on a time line that ties in with career tracks.
These are just my attempts to add depth – if any events run counter your perception of events, we can adjust.
More importantly, each encounter also includes questions for each PC that was involved, to give you an opportunity to explain how it helped build relationships with other players. Again, if questions are inappropriate or send your character down a path you are not comfortable with, please let us know and again, we’ll adjust. I certainly don’t want people to feel like I am dictating character concepts or personalities here.
OK, so here is the first “common” event, happening early on in the party’s common timeline:
You will also notice that characters currently have the players’ names….that MIGHT be because nobody named their PC. just sayin’…..
2405 : Spinward Marches, Lunion subsector
Mike’s activities to protest the oppressive government policies on Rabwhar (Spinward Marches, Lunion subsector) contribute to unrest and sparks civil disturbance.
Rabwhar’s leadership appeals to the Imperium for assistance, but do not get what they bargained for – Imperial troops intervene to control violence and preserve lives, but do not choose sides.
Word gets out that government troops are executing dissidents in a broadcast facility they have occupied in Rabwhar City.
Imperial troops assault the fortified facility – Steven leads the Imperial Marine Brigade that assaults; Stacey flys a naval assault drop ship and provides close air support to the Marine brigade. Steven’s headquarters platoon rescues Mike even as he is being lead to execution.
What specific policy imposed by the government spurred you into response?
How did your performance act as protest and catalyst? Were you a dissident leader, or just a front man?
Steven’s platoon got you out of a major jam. What is the first thing you said to him?
How did you come to know that Stacey’s assault drop ship was on station providing fire support and dust off?
When did you meet her? What was the first thing you said to her?
What do you admire/respect the most about Steven? What makes you uneasy about him?
What do you admire/respect the most about Stacey? What quality about her do you think is wasted in her current role?
What maneuver/tactic did you use to crack the government defenses?
How did you explain the heavy casualties incurred by Imperial Marines in the assault?
How did your drop ship/fire support ship pull your fat out of the fire?
You were briefed on Mike’s activities prior to deployment as part of prep. Before you met him, what was your opinion of him? How did that change once you met him?
Your assault team worked with Stacey’s assault ship many times during the op. What did you admire/respect the most about Stacey? What about her made you open to working with her in the future?
This was your first combat op as commander of a drop ship. What was your biggest concern?
Steven’s reputation as a top flight Marine Brigade commander was well known to you before his team was assigned to LadyHawke-147 (your dropship’s callsign, ship number DA147). Did he live up to it? What about him convinced you that he was a guy you wanted to work with again?
At what point in the op did you feel like LadyHawke was in the most jeopardy?
When Mike boarded with the other rescued civilians, what made him stand out to you? What do you admire/respect the most about Mike? What about him do you wish was different?
OK please leave comments to answer the questions posed, or to impart any other feedback.