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UFO: IWBTF Unknown
« on: November 22, 2009, 10:37:54 am »

UFO: Enemy Unknown (AKA X-COM: UFO Defense) is a game that does not require any introduction, so...

Introduction: check if you don't know about this game

Hell, I'll do it anyway. X-COM is a great game for PC released in the early 90s. In it, the year is 1999, and humanity has made contact with aliens. Unfortunately, the aliens don't respond to communication, and start to abduct humans. Earth's governments try to fight the aliens of on their own, but unfortunately the aliens ships are so fast tthat human aircraft can't even keep up, let alone attack. So, they decide to found a multinational team of soldiers, researchers and engineers to study and repel the alien threat.

This group is named X-COM (Extraterrestrial Combat Unit).

The game is divided into to parts: The Geoscape and the Battlescape. The Geospace is where you found your bases, intercept UFOs, research stuff, buy weapons and the like. In Battlescape you command soldiers against the aliens in an isometric turn-based battle sequence. These battles lead to recovery of alien artifacts which can then be researched and possibly reproduced at the X-COM bases, and can also lead to the recovery of live aliens which may then be assigned as a research project to produce information, possibly leading to new technology. Also, Earth's governments are the ones who give you the money to do all this, and if you mess up too badly they will disband the whole operation, leading to you losing the game.

The goal of the game is to find out where the aliens are coming from and stopping them. Simple, right? Not so. This game can be hard: even at the start your soldiers will have to face aliens wielding far superior weaponry. How do you get better weapons them? Well, you will have to kill the aliens that have the and reseach them.

There's a lot more to this game, but this post is looking too big already, so I'll cut to the chase:


I still play this game regularly, and what's neat in it that you can name the bases and the soldiers. So I thought to myself, 'What if I named the soldiers according to people from IWBTF, and then played through the game with them? And then post screenshots of the results?'

At the very start we only have 8 soldiers, but we can quickly recruit more. So do you have what it takes to protect the earth? Then join up! Make a post including the following information:

Name
Male or female
You 'role' (Medic, heavy-weapons, jack-of-all-trades,) in the team (optional)
Bio (optional)

As I already said, there's a lot in this game, but don't worry, I'll go through it as we progress in the game.

Feel free to RP in this topic as much as you want. Just don't except me to give you a Blaster Launcher in-game just because wanted one, okay?  ;D
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Re: UFO: IWBTF Unknown
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2009, 11:44:25 am »

Name - Marksys Cadock XXVI (Male)
Role - Pilot Engineer/Tactical Weapons Usage (Whatever that falls under)
Age - 20

I'm not sure I understand how the game works, though. Pardon me for that. =P
« Last Edit: November 22, 2009, 11:56:26 am by Liquid Refreshment »
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Re: UFO: IWBTF Unknown
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2009, 01:01:26 pm »

Name: Draco
Role: Medical Expert/Mad Scientist/Alien Research
Bio:

Secretly of a race of dragons with origins in the passage of time two thousand years ago, Draco has taken on the guise of the human form and has been successful in being completely undetected. He does not know how many others of his kind remain on Earth, having severed contact with them a long time ago.

His hair is jet black, while his eyes are forest green. His skin has a rather bronzed tan to it. The only defect in his otherwise perfect guise is the fact that his eyes retain their reptilian pupils, and the fact that he can have trouble maintaining it in fits of strong emotion.

His draconic form is that of a black-scaled dragon with forest green eyes and ivory claws. Though not very large, sizing in at 230 lbs, three feet tall and seven feet long.

Early in his life, Draco became intrigued by evisceration and pain. For the next several centuries after his maturation, Draco explored recreational torture, with boundless curiosity leading him to conduct his experiments on many humans, animals, and plants. He quickly dropped experimenting on rocks and water, seeing no appreciable results from destroying them.

He got a doctorate degree from a silly prestigious college, allowing him the freedom to conduct more experiments with better resources and equipment. He is well known among the science community, mostly for seeming to be borderline insane.
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Re: UFO: IWBTF Unknown
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2009, 01:16:01 pm »

Name: Heinemin Schmidt
Role: Medic
Origion of birth: German
Weapon of choice: Blutslauger, Ubergun
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Re: UFO: IWBTF Unknown
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2009, 02:01:08 pm »

Bio

Marksys, though he looks human, is leanly muscled and towers over most other hominids. He has naturally dark skin, jet black hair, and icy blue eyes. He's rather quiet, and his demeanor is rather friendly. He is trained in piloting and related engineering, as well as shotguns and sniper rifles. He keeps his shotgun strapped to his right arm.
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Re: UFO: IWBTF Unknown
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2009, 02:17:24 pm »

I'm not sure I understand how the game works, though. Pardon me for that. =P
In short, I play through the game with the soldiers being your characters, posting screenshots of the battles, the bases and stuff. During the course of the game, you may (for example) RP foodfights in the mess hall. All you have to do is create a character, though it is recommended that you RP too.

Oh, and just because your character is a soldier doesn't mean he can't have extra duties for RPing purposes.

5 more characters and then you get to vote the difficulty level, where the first base shall be located and what it's name will be.
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Re: UFO: IWBTF Unknown
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2009, 02:23:31 pm »

I'll be...

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Having grown up as an orphan in New York City, Tothik fought his way to the top. He managed to get through school with ease, but living on the streets made him tough. As soon as he was able, he joined the army and quickly rose through the ranks to become the youngest general in the history of the army. He volunteered for X-COM in order to better serve the country that gave him a life after he barely survived on the streets during his younger years.
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Re: UFO: IWBTF Unknown
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2009, 05:04:21 pm »

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Re: UFO: IWBTF Unknown
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2009, 12:47:27 am »

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Re: UFO: IWBTF Unknown
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2009, 08:17:37 pm »

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Re: UFO: IWBTF Unknown
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2009, 02:38:26 pm »

*sigh*

Really sorry guys, but it seems that while I thought I would have time to do this, it seems that I do not. Well, better to know this now than in the middle of the thing, right?

I may revisit on this thing way later, but currently there is just too much going on.
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Re: UFO: IWBTF Unknown
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2009, 02:42:43 pm »

Now I want to start a futuristic RP...
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