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Haunted Boston RPG OOC

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Created on 2016-01-04 19:45:28 (#2477337), last updated 2016-03-06 (71 weeks ago)

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Name:Haunted Boston RPG OOC
Website:http://hauntedbostonrpg.dreamwidth.org/
Membership:Moderated
Posting Access:All Members
Community description:ghosts, ghosthunting
THIS IS THE OUT-OF-CHARACTER COMMUNITY FOR HAUNTED BOSTON: A GHOST HUNTING RPG.

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BASICS:
Haunted Boston: A Ghost Hunting RPG
Timeline: Present Day
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Tone: Variable. From silly (the “slimer” factor) to spooky.

PLOT SYNOPSIS:
G. Host and Company (GHC) employs a team of specialists to investigate reports of hauntings and other otherworldly phenomena and, when necessary, provide containment, capture, release, or eradication. They are contracted by a variety of clients, including private consumers and the federal government (which occasionally asks that specimens or subjects be turned over to them). In all cases, serious discretion is required. The existence of the supernatural has not been publicly proven (there are skeptics and believers). For each case, a group of specialists is sent on assignment based on their availability and skill set. Assignments are mostly in Boston, but some require journeys into neighboring areas.

As for employees, GHC is interested in psychologists, medical doctors or paramedics, historians, detectives, scientists, clergy, engineers and mechanics, and those with special gifts (ex. medium). Muscle is sometimes required for heavy equipment. GHC's front company is a funeral home and crematory, so morticians and funeral directors are important! Other ideas are welcome.

The company is located in an old Victorian home (146 Dorchester Street, South Boston). It is near St. Augustine Burying Ground. It received start-up funds from a private benefactor who owns the company. Ongoing funding is provided by clients. Money, as you might guess, is critical to keeping the operation afloat!

GHC investigates ghosts, poltergeists, spiritual possessions, extrasensory perception, strange weather activity, potential hoaxes, and even echoes (like a time loop… an area where an incident keeps replaying).

They are not the only ones in this secret business. There could be splinter groups that compete for cases and might, perhaps, even sabotage the work of GHC. There are tabloid reporters who might love to get hold of concrete evidence of the supernatural. Conflict can also come from police encounters, the church, a university science department, or other creatures outside of GHC's knowledge base.

TO APPLY: Email a 3-5 paragraph description of your character to the moderators. You may include demographics (name, age, sex, preferred PB), background information (hometown, education, where they've been and what they've been doing), interests (hobbies, skills, profession), and defining personality traits. You might also include character motivations, if relevant. We may have suggestions. Otherwise, when approved, the mods will grant you access to the roleplaying and out-of-character communities.

MOD EMAIL CONTACT: byebyeghosts@gmail.com
MODERATOR JOURNAL
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MOD AOL IM: poeticfangs *or* eyelinergirls

RULES TO PARTICIPATE:
* Be kind. Assume good will of others and treat others with respect.
* Be timely. Don't let scenes drag on without communicating with your writing partner.
* Be transparent. Put your character's info on their journal profile to help others.
* Be engaged. Keep up with the community through the OOC and regular reading of scenes.
* Be communicative. Use email, instant messenger, Facebook, or Dreamwidth to talk to people.
* Set high standards. Please spell- and grammar-check your writing before posting it.
* Don't steal. Please don't plagiarize.
* Label things. Please place adult content behind labeled cut-tags. Use your best judgment.
* Listen to input. If you're hearing something over and over again, it's probably got some merit.
* Have fun!
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