What roles are needed in Celestial City?

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What roles are needed in Celestial City?

Post by Chyleste » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:16 pm

What roles are needed in Celestial City? That is a question that is asked often by people joining the SIM or making a new character.

My usual answer is to play a character that you can get into and enjoy. We don't like to dictate what you can play here. We support creative freedom. A wide variety of characters, personalities and styles are what helps make our world more interesting.

Keeping the above paragraph in mind, I realize that some people would like some suggestions, maybe something that no one really thought about or didn't know is not that popular. Do not look at these suggestions as limiting in any way. Feel free to take some of these ideas and put another spin on it.

I am going to post each idea in a separate post so we can update if those roles become crowded.

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Re: What roles are needed in Celestial City?

Post by Chyleste » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:42 pm

Police -- We do have several people who play police officers but we can always use more. Police characters are not limited to non-powered normal officers. Metahuman officers are welcomed and would help deal with the metahuman criminals.

Specialized detectives, maybe someone who focuses on magic investigations, perhaps some more undercover agents who infiltrate suspected criminal organizations, alien threats, etc. Adding some specialties can add depth to a character. It doesn't have to limit a character. It can give rp opportunities for a "fish out of water" kind of story.

What about a police lab scientist?
A prison warden / jailer?
Police psychologist?
The police mechanic who has to constantly fix damaged cars?
A phone dispatcher that answers calls and decides what is the highest priority?

Personality ideas :
A veteran officer jaded, seen it all not much surprises them-- except maybe that one new case that takes them in a new direction.

An eager rookie maybe nervous and slowly gaining confidence, or questioning if they are cut out for the job.

A true lawful good cop putting his life on the line for the good of all.

A corrupt cop taking pay offs from criminals to cover up crimes, feed information or help the bad guys escape.

Someone who has seen too much and now they are on the edge.

There are plenty of ways to make the roles unique and interesting to play.

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Re: What roles are needed in Celestial City?

Post by Chyleste » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:50 pm

The Court system.

We can use more judges. Maybe a virtuous judge who is strict with the law and wants to punish the guilty. Or on the other hand, a judge that is happy to take bribes or favors to pass easier sentences.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys

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Re: What roles are needed in Celestial City?

Post by Chyleste » Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:14 am

Personal gain type criminals

Not every villain would be a evil world conqueror or mass murderer. The majority would actually just be out for their own personal gain. Most would want to rob enough money to live happily.

We can use more rapists-- this is an adult SIM with SHiP very welcome.

Henchmen and basic hired goons are always needed. Every criminal mastermind needs underlings to do the dirty work.

Drug dealers
Pimps


Power levels for all these types can vary but usually lower on the scale is more interesting.

Personality ideas:
The possibilities are endless.
Motivated by greed.
Reluctant but has no choice to feed their families
Terrified of super heroes
Dumb
Maybe a wannabe world conqueror who has failed or is slowly trying to build up.
A guy who is basically good but is being blackmailed or forced into crimes by someone else

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Re: What roles are needed in Celestial City?

Post by Chyleste » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:46 pm

Mafia types

Organized crime, usually lower power street level characters. These groups try to keep a low profile. They are involved in racketeering, extortion, drug dealing, prostitution and other money making crimes.

Mob boss-- Every organization needs a Don. These types usually try not to get their hands dirty. They hire others to go out and take the risk. Of course they need to have the smarts and means to keep control of their empire.

Hit men-- When someone becomes a thorn in the side of the boss, there needs to be someone to solve those problems at any cost. Again these types try not to attract attention.

Hired muscle-- Lower level thugs who do the day to day street crimes. There can be many personalities and motivations for these types.

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Re: What roles are needed in Celestial City?

Post by Chyleste » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:58 pm

The media

A lot of people underestimate the power of the mass media. News stories and even TV shows can sway the opinion of the public.

News reporters-- The face of the story. A huge variety of personalities and views are possible. Maybe they are anti-metahuman, maybe they love the heroes.

Shock Jocks-- Think about the various radio and television personalities over the years. Ranging from Howard Stern to Rush Limbaugh. These types try to scare or shock their audience just for ratings.

News Satires-- Humorous takes on the names in the news, real life examples would include people like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

There are plenty of other media personalities that can really help add more flavor and depth to our world.

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Re: What roles are needed in Celestial City?

Post by Chyleste » Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:35 am

Firefighters

Every city needs people to put out the raging fires that happen, especially in a city filled with metahumans throwing around destructive super powers.

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