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Old 07-24-2014, 07:54 PM   #1
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"If we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War."
-- George Washington


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- The Executive Branch, a secret agency made up of former presidents and American figures protect the country and the world from threats both foreign and domestic.
- Enemies include insane European monarchs, robotic communists, vampire Nazis, and undead Roman legions.
- The characters involved will be composed of a squad of EB agents sent on a mission
- No set time period or teams, characters and scenarios will change after the completion of a story arc


In Character Info:

In 1776, the Second Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence and went to war with Great Britain. In 1777 General George Washington met with John Adams and Thomas Jefferson in Boston. With Jefferson was a man from France. Gilbert du Motier, known as the Marquis de Lafayette, was a prominent French general. With Washington was Prussian Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben. Both men spoke to the three revolutionaries about an old and powerful society known as the Timekeepers. Made up of the elite thinkers, nobles, and politicians the Timekeepers acted as metronome for the entire world, responsible for maintaining the rhythm and natural order of things. It was the Timekeepers that declared that the long reign of the British Empire was to end. The colonies would win the war, Lafayette and von Steuben would help them.

In a ceremony in Philadelphia Washington, Adams, and Jefferson were inducted into the Timekeepers order and shown their secrets. The Timekeepers possessed powerful artifacts of a supernatural nature and had access to magic. Using the Timekeepers' tools, the Colonies defeated England and declared their independence. Washington was elected president, Adams his vice president, and Jefferson appointed secretary of state. As part of the Timekeepers, all three men had been made immortal and given a serum that gave them special abilities. All three faked their deaths at appropriate times and went into hiding in Europe in the early 1800's.

In 1830 the three men discovered the Timekeepers' long and winding plot that would see the United States expand all the way to the Pacific ocean, and then shatter into two separate nations after a long and bloody civil war. The three founding fathers could not bear to see the country they founded destroyed. Defying their society, the men fled Europe and returned to US. They used whatever means they could to stop and delay civil war. In 1860 they used their hidden influence to elect a man who would keep the union together: Abraham Lincoln. They revealed themselves to him and worked with Lincoln throughout the war. The Timekeepers discovered the founding father's treachery and turned on them. Unable to stop the Union from winning the war, they had Lincoln assassinated in revenge. They didn't stop the Founders.They used their magic to bring Lincoln back from the grave days after he was killed.

Europe and the powers that controlled it could no longer be trusted. The old world could never govern or control the new. The four presidents founded the Executive Branch. A clandestine organization that would protect and fight for the United States, her interest, and freedom any place and anywhere. Their ranks are made up of former American presidents and other historical figures, each of them turned immortal in the same way the three founders were. Their long war with the Timekeepers ended after the First World War, when the last remnants of the old and rotten society were swept away in the fiery cataclysm of the war.

Now in 2014, they wage clandestine wars against a variety of threats that include the Secret Soviet Union, the Fourth Reich, and the Roman Republic of Zombies. But something dark and unknown lurks on the outer reaches of the world. A darkness is setting in, and an old power is returning to take control.



Out of Character Info:

Still with me? Well, as you can tell this RP takes a lot of stuff and mixes it together. Fantasy, sci-fi, war, and alternate history are all blended together to create... whatever this is. This is a game I've tried to do in the past, and hopefully I can get some more interest to do it again. I need about three or four other people to get the game launched. I have a list of presidential and non-presidential PCs for the game we can use, with just basic character outlines that can be expanded on by you. I have the basic ideas, but I'm open to adapting to whatever anyone wants to do. The idea is that these historical figures aren't perfect and can barely stand each other. Through all their differences they do their best to combat the strange and odd things they see for different reasons.


Executive Branch Structure

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The Executive Branch

Level 4

Founders Council:
G. Washington, J. Adams, T. Jefferson

Level 3

Director of Operations:
F.D. Roosevelt

Level 2

Infiltrators
J.F. Kennedy, J. Madison

Field Agents
A. Lincoln, T. Roosevelt, J.K. Polk, R. Reagan, Lewis & Clark, H. Tubman

Mystic Arts
R. Nixon, W.H. Harrison, M.L. King, Sacajawea

Persons of Mass Destruction
H. Truman

Military/Tactical Leaders
U.S. Grant, R.E. Lee, A. Jackson, William T. Sherman, D.D. Eisenhower, G. Patton Jr.

Level 1

Technical Support
B. Franklin, Wright Brothers, R. Feynman, A. Earhart

Tactical Teams
Special Forces Operators/Police SWAT Experts





Executive Branch Application

Character Name:

Skillset:

Any powers or talents your character acquired or learned as an agent with the Executive Branch.


History:

Explain the circumstances of your character's life, death/revival, and recruitment to the Executive Branch. Feel free to also add what they've been doing for the Branch as an agent.


Psychological Profile:

An idea of how the character thinks and so forth; should be linked to the history. Try to base as much of this on their actual history, both the made up stuff for the game and the real history.

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Old 07-24-2014, 08:01 PM   #2
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We'll see.

Don't want to dive on everything and wind up committing to nothing.

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No doubt, but at this point it couldn't hurt to at least put it up.

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But yeah... I'll probably drop on Kennedy again.

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Not sure if we have to pick from the people in the thing above. If not...


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I would like to keep mostly to the list, but with some wiggle room. Keeping mostly to politicians, military figures, explorers, scientists etc. Babe Ruth is borderline. I had a problem on RPGuild with people wanting to play more pop culture figures than actual people from history.

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*Puts down Vanilla Ice application*

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I would like to keep mostly to the list, but with some wiggle room. Keeping mostly to politicians, military figures, explorers, scientists etc. Babe Ruth is borderline. I had a problem on RPGuild with people wanting to play more pop culture figures than actual people from history.
That works. Was just the first person to jump to mind

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*Puts down Vanilla Ice application*
Ice gets in based on the Word to Ya Mother Doctrine of 1990.

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And his radical robot companion?

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Old 07-25-2014, 11:23 AM   #11
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Went ahead and pounded this out to give folks an idea of what an app might look like.



Character Name: Theodore Roosevelt

Skillset:

No powers. Roosevelt is an expert marksman with his fabled elephant gun as well as a skilled combatant in a variety of hand to hand fighting styles. Executive Branch training has also given him proficient espionage and spycraft abilities.


History:

Theodore Roosevelt was born in 1858 to a prominent New York family. The young "Teddy" had several adventures, from becoming a boxing champion at Harvard to a historian and politician, to cowboy and sheriff's deputy in Montana, before he ventured into public service. He served as the first Commissioner of the New York Police Department and helped the expanding city's police develop into a true metropolitan police force. He served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy before the outbreak of the Spanish-American War caused him to resign his office and recruit his own cavalry regiment to the fight the war.

As Colonel Roosevelt leading the Rough Riders, Teddy accomplish military victories in Cuba that launched his political career further. He ran and was elected as Governor of New York and began a crusade for public reform. The powers that be in New York became scared of Roosevelt and out-maneuvered him by having him nominated as Vice-President under incumbent William McKinley, tossing Roosevelt out of the governor's mansion and in a meaningless post for four years. An assassin's bullet changed everything.

When McKinley died, Roosevelt became President and pushed forward with the rapid expansion of American military and industrial might, as well as reform in industry, government, and business. He finished McKinley's term and was reelected in a landslide. He decided not to seek a third term and handed the ball to his good friend William Howard Taft. Roosevelt in retirement watched Taft's presidency with a critical eye. He judged that his friend has mismanaged the cause of the Progressives and decided to run for president again in 1912 as a third party candidate in the "Bull Moose Party" the bitter election between Roosevelt and Taft caused the two men to split the Republican and Progressive vote, allowing Democrat Woodrow Wilson to be elected.

Roosevelt watched powerlessly while Wilson guided America into the First World War, a role he believed he should have done. His failing health only worsened when he learned the devastating news that his youngest son Quentin's plane had been shot down over France. The man who had always loved the thrill of combat had the brutal truths of war brought home to him. He died less than a year later at the age of sixty.

Shortly after the war the Executive Branch exhumed his body and brought him back to life. Immortal and reinvigorated, Roosevelt tried to work his way out of the loss of his son. As an operative he participated in OPERATION: SCAR in Chicago to root out occultist bootleggers in 1924 and OPERATION: DAGGER STEADY in 1936 involving the growing mystic powers of the Nazi Thule Society. During the outbreak of the Second World War Roosevelt was active in all theaters, from stealing the German Enigma Code with Abraham Lincoln to battling a Japanese sorceress with his old rival Taft. After the collapse of the Third Reich and the retreat of the Fourth Reich, the Executive Branch dug in to support freedom during the long Cold War with the Soviet Union and their counterpart to the EB, the Heroes of Lenin.

The collapse of the Soviet Union and the emergence of terrorism as the main concern of the day means that Roosevelt and his colleagues have had to change up their way of doing things to protect the world from threats.


Psychological Profile:

Roosevelt is very gung-ho (bully!) and considers himself a man of action. He will not hesitate to do whatever he needs to do to accomplish his goals. His willingness for combat is a front at this point. He needs to fight to feel alive. Long stretches without missions throw him into a state of melancholy. With no family and no friends, he needs something to do to give him purpose and strength. His is a man who needs a mission and without a mission he falls apart.

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Working on a Meriweather Lewis app. Hopefully will have it done in the next few days.

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