"Well, howdy there, stranger! Don't reckon I've ever seen you 'round these parts. 'Llow me to introduce miself; name's Pibbles... Or at least, that's what they call me. Y'all can just call me 'yer trusty Game Master'! Let me be the first to welcome ya'll to the town 'a Hopesville; the quaintest little community this side 'a Iowa! Now I know what yer thinkin'; "Pibbles, y'all don't mean the same Hopesville that's been known as 'the Devil's County', do ya?" Well I gots news for ya; they're one and the same! But that was a long time 'go, things're different now! The people 'a Hopesville have been workin' hard to make sure the past stays in the past, an' so far it's worked! Violence in town has gone down nearly a hundred-percent, the rate of Injuns attackin' anyone wanderin' through the outskirts isn't as high, an' in general, things're been quiet 'round these parts for nearly ten years this August! Now's the perfect time to find your place in the world, and what better place to start a new life then in Hopesville? Well, I'd better get going, but before I leave ya, here's a few things y'all need to get sorted out before ya get too comfortable!" Rules Character Roster Character Sheet My Sheet 1. No GMing. We don't want any Mary-Sues or Gary-Sues 2. Maximum of 2 Active Characters per person. Any more needs approval by a GM 3. Characters can and (in some cases) probably WILL die, but please ASK somebody before you attempt to kill their character rather then just say "Your guy is dead." 4. Keep it PG-13!! Romance and Lovey-Dovey stuff is fine, as well as the occasional innuendo, but take smut scenes to PM, please. Also, violence is allowed, but please don't rip out a guys entrails and hold them above his head while he slowly dies. We're not monsters (well, not all of us) 5. Some scenes will be time skipped if they drag on too long/get too boring, but most of the time we will RP things through. 6. If you're playing a villain character, make sure that you're willing to cooperate with me (otherwise, the plot is just gonna get jumbled and things get complicated). 7. Your character cannot have any GM abilities. GM abilities include: Character Manipulation (mind control/puppetering), Insta-Killing other player's Characters, etc. We all know what these are so we should be good. 8. Post at least two paragraphs each time (more is fantastic) 9. GM posts will be announced (these include plot movers, special events or even the death/introduction of a new character) 10. If you got this far, here's a cookie *hands cookie*. Also, include the words "Gonna Paint a Wagon!" in your "Other" section so I know who's read the rules. 11. Please make PvP combat fair. It really sucks when somebody proceeds to just punch the crap out of their immobile opponent. In addition, GM moves will NOT be allowed inside PvP combat unless approved/announced in a GM event. 12. Enjoy the RP to the best of your ability!! 1. Matthias Altresian - mr_pibbs 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. -- Waitlist -- 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Name: (First, Last. Middle name and Nicknames are optional). Age: (16-48). Appearance: (Put any images of them here: the outfit they wear, their face, etc. I’d prefer everyone use real(istic) images for their Faceclaim, but I’m fine with drawn/animated images if you're really struggling!) Biography: (Tell us about your character. Minimum of 3 paragraphs). Weapons: (Optional, if you want to give your character a weapon). Occupation: (Optional, if your character actually has a job). Other: (include any additional information here) Name: Matthias Altresian Age: 26 Biography: Matthias was born as the second son in a family of four, being the youngest sibling. His mother was a school teacher who was well known throughout Hopesville for her specialty summer treat; spiced peaches. His father was a small-time cattle rancher who set up shop just out by the Hopes Pass rock formation, about a mile or two away from the town of Hopesville. Finding a moderate amount of success by selling both produce and meat, Atticus (Matt's father) eventually began to expand his inventory. Hiring on some more hands, Atticus eventually managed to acquire various fruits and vegetables, wheat, and additional animals such as pigs, sheep, and a few horses for the farm. As profits began to rise, Atticus and his wife, Beatrice (Matthias' mother), decided to start a family. Over the course of the next 5 years, the happy couple had four children; Phillip, Sarah, Clara, and Matthias. While his older siblings were only separated age-wise by one year, Matthias' conception was actually unplanned and as a result, he is two years younger then Clara. Unfortunately by the time Matthias was 6, a wave of tragedy began to strike his family. Shorty after Matthias' birthday, Beatrice was stricken with tuberculosis and died shortly after Christmas. He never truly got over losing his mother at such an early age, but Matthias always honoured her memory by continuing to sell her spiced peaches. Around this time, Phillip left the farm to purse work on the railroad while Sarah and Clara stayed behind to tend to her father. Matthias also stayed, promising to help his father tend to the farm until Phillip came back and claimed it as his inheritance. When Matt was 12, Phillip finally came home... In a casket. While constructing a dangerous section of the railroad which stretched over a gorge, Phillip's safety restraints came loose and he plummeted 100 feet to the ground below. The impact killed him instantly, breaking his legs and snapping his neck all in one swift movement. Atticus was grief stricken, having lost both his wife and his son, but he was guided through his grief with the assistance of his remaining children. Knowing Matthias had done such an amazing job on the farm, Atticus promised that when he died, Altresian Flats would be left to Matt. Finally, when Matthias was 17, the line of tragedy amongst his family finally ended. While travelling back to town from a cattle drive down in Montana, Atticus and Clara were unexpectedly apprehended by outlaws, who raided their cart, stole the remaining cattle, and killed Matthias' father. They also abducted Clara and presumably made her into a wife, before her body was found discarded in a cave close to the town of Penbrook (west of Hopesville). Matthias and Sarah were grief stricken, having lost almost their entire family in a matter of 11 years, but knew they had to be strong. They were still alive and they had each other and the ranch, which now belonged to Matthias. In the years that followed, Matthias and his sister managed to keep their profits and managed to acquire a modest 'fortune', but they still live within their means. Sarah got married to one of her old school friends and moved to the town of Penbrook to live on his farm. To this day, Matthias continues to run Altresian Flats, but things have been slightly tougher ever since the mayor of Hopesville began to pester Matt about selling the land to him. The farm was Matthias' birthright, so he had no intention of selling it... But that hasn't stopped the mayor from constantly pestering the young rancher about it. Weapons: * A single-action revolver given to him by his father * A Hunting Rifle, which he uses primarily for hunting (but he's been known to carry it around while on patrol). Occupation: Sole owner and farmhand at Altresian Flats, while he acts as a 'Deputy Sheriff' in his spare time. Other: Matthias owns a Border Collie named Maxwell, who he absolutely adores. (Pictured below; Maxwell, a 4 year old Border Collie). He's not married, as he's waiting to find the right woman who isn't just after his farm-profits. Matt also has grown to dislike the Mayor of Hopesville, as he's been demanding that Altresian Flats become property of the town so 'everyone' came benefit from it (but Matthias believes he only wants the profits for himself).