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Jalopy 1990: Eastern Bloc Roadtrip OOC

Postby Imbalistan » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:53 pm

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1990, Dresden, East Germany.

The fall of the Soviet Union is in full swing. But now, free travel exist due to the fall of the wall. You and a group of college friends will begin a journey. What journey?

A roadtrip.

Nobody has money for a car, or at least a good one. You will be driving the fictional "Laika 601", a old German car and crossing from East Germany all the way to Istanbul with a group of college friends in hope to reconnect after years of being apart. Along the way there will be crashes, bumps, beatups, and breakdowns with your car. You will only have limited room to store gas on gasstationless routes, toolkits to fix your engine, or anything in that matter. Your budget is limited: only 100$, but you can make more money on the way by selling items on the road, running contraband goods across borders or sleeping in a crowded car. You can only store a total of 5 items in the car: 1 per character. Will you be running cigarettes, wine, illegal items across the border? Or will you be a cheapskate and try to avoid high prices? All up to you in Jalopy.

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Postby Imbalistan » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:06 pm

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Character Name: Anna Hienz
Age (17-22): 20

Backstory:
Born to Turkish Parents, she will be the driver on this trip. She was raised well with a free education, and was roughly middle class for East German standards. When the wall fell, she was working as a mechanic. But now, with a bit of money saved up, she was able to buy that old crappy car she would be driving in for a long haul.

Nationality: East German, Turkish blood.
Item Your Bringing With: Fuel can.
Nickname: Anny
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Chan Island wrote:And I'm expecting this thread to devolve into a
racist and/or religious and/or politics shitshow within 3 pages.
I LOVE YOU THE WAY YOU ARE
Bismillah, no, we will not let you go!
#YangGang2020

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Postby Danceria » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:45 pm

Going on a road trip on the other side of the iron curtain when utter anarchy is had due to the USSR collapsing?

What could possibly go wrong? :DDDDDD

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Postby Imbalistan » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:53 pm

Danceria wrote:Going on a road trip on the other side of the iron curtain when utter anarchy is had due to the USSR collapsing?

What could possibly go wrong? :DDDDDD

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First tag! Yeet!
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Chan Island wrote:And I'm expecting this thread to devolve into a
racist and/or religious and/or politics shitshow within 3 pages.
I LOVE YOU THE WAY YOU ARE
Bismillah, no, we will not let you go!
#YangGang2020

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Postby Danceria » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:55 pm

Imbalistan wrote:
Danceria wrote:Going on a road trip on the other side of the iron curtain when utter anarchy is had due to the USSR collapsing?

What could possibly go wrong? :DDDDDD

(tag)

First tag! Yeet!

Prolly gonna be either someone interested in Anna, or a fellow East-Side German. Initially, I was thinking a buddy travel movie with West side and East side German, or maybe a Pole.
One true Patron Saint of Sinners and Satire
It is my sole purpose in life to offend you and get you to think about your convictions due to this
“You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.” - Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain.
Obligatory Quotes below
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” - William Shakespeare.

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” - Mark Twain

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” - Thomas Jefferson

“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” - Thomas Paine
-{(~CO-FOUNDER OF NS AXIS POWERS~)}-

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Postby Imbalistan » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:58 pm

Danceria wrote:
Imbalistan wrote:First tag! Yeet!

Prolly gonna be either someone interested in Anna, or a fellow East-Side German. Initially, I was thinking a buddy travel movie with West side and East side German, or maybe a Pole.

That could work perfectly actually. We want a diverse car trip, not a story of 4 East Germans figuring out friendship or something.
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Chan Island wrote:And I'm expecting this thread to devolve into a
racist and/or religious and/or politics shitshow within 3 pages.
I LOVE YOU THE WAY YOU ARE
Bismillah, no, we will not let you go!
#YangGang2020

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Postby Danceria » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:01 pm

Imbalistan wrote:
Danceria wrote:Prolly gonna be either someone interested in Anna, or a fellow East-Side German. Initially, I was thinking a buddy travel movie with West side and East side German, or maybe a Pole.

That could work perfectly actually. We want a diverse car trip, not a story of 4 East Germans figuring out friendship or something.

So Pole, or west side pen-pal German?
One true Patron Saint of Sinners and Satire
It is my sole purpose in life to offend you and get you to think about your convictions due to this
“You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.” - Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain.
Obligatory Quotes below
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” - William Shakespeare.

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” - Mark Twain

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” - Thomas Jefferson

“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” - Thomas Paine
-{(~CO-FOUNDER OF NS AXIS POWERS~)}-

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Postby Imbalistan » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:02 pm

Danceria wrote:
Imbalistan wrote:That could work perfectly actually. We want a diverse car trip, not a story of 4 East Germans figuring out friendship or something.

So Pole, or west side pen-pal German?

West side German would be pretty nice.
Best Quote:
Chan Island wrote:And I'm expecting this thread to devolve into a
racist and/or religious and/or politics shitshow within 3 pages.
I LOVE YOU THE WAY YOU ARE
Bismillah, no, we will not let you go!
#YangGang2020

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Postby Ecradia » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:03 pm

Well, I kind of want to roll up a character. Now the question is Yugoslavian, Czech, or Spanish?
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Postby Imbalistan » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:04 pm

Ecradia wrote:Well, I kind of want to roll up a character. Now the question is Yugoslavian, Czech, or Spanish?

Yugoslavian would be cool.
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Chan Island wrote:And I'm expecting this thread to devolve into a
racist and/or religious and/or politics shitshow within 3 pages.
I LOVE YOU THE WAY YOU ARE
Bismillah, no, we will not let you go!
#YangGang2020

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Postby The Great Swedish Empire » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:09 pm

Let's do this.
Stuff. Just stuff.

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Postby Imbalistan » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:10 pm

The Great Swedish Empire wrote:Let's do this.

Yes! Assuming you all make a application, that would mean we have reached the limit for the max number of players in the RP.
Best Quote:
Chan Island wrote:And I'm expecting this thread to devolve into a
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I LOVE YOU THE WAY YOU ARE
Bismillah, no, we will not let you go!
#YangGang2020

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Postby The Great Swedish Empire » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:27 pm

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Character Name: Jörn Daschner
Age (17-22): 19
Backstory: Born in East Germany. His father was a member of the East German army and his mother was a factory worker. His father wanted him to join the army when he was old enough but his mother refused. His father's influence got him into the college. With the fall of the Soviet Union, he is fascinated with what is on the other side of the wall he has lived with all his life.
Nationality: East German
Item You're Bringing: Box of soviet knockoff coca cola
Nickname: Bob
Stuff. Just stuff.

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Postby Imbalistan » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:30 pm

The Great Swedish Empire wrote:Picture:
Character Name: Jörn Daschner
Age (17-22): 19
Backstory: Born in East Germany. His father was a member of the East German army and his mother was a factory worker. His father wanted him to join the army when he was old enough but his mother refused. His father's influence got him into the college. With the fall of the Soviet Union, he is fascinated with what is on the other side of the wall he has lived with all his life.
Nationality: East German
Item You're Bringing: Box of soviet knockoff coca cola
Nickname: Bob

Approved lol.
Best Quote:
Chan Island wrote:And I'm expecting this thread to devolve into a
racist and/or religious and/or politics shitshow within 3 pages.
I LOVE YOU THE WAY YOU ARE
Bismillah, no, we will not let you go!
#YangGang2020

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WIP

Postby Polish Prussian Commonwealth » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:33 pm

Picture: Hol up
Character Name: Stanislaus Kowalski
Age (17-22): 20
Backstory: Son of a Polish Exile and an Irishwoman, born in 1970 in Dublin. Moved to London later on. Polish nationalist. Wants to visit his now-free country.
Nationality: Half-Irish Polish Exile
Item Your Bringing With: Father's old szabla, accordion
Nickname: Stan
Last edited by Polish Prussian Commonwealth on Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:05 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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A 13 civilization, according to this index.
A traumatized MT-PMT constitutional monarchy consisting of a personal union of Prussia and Poland. A land of rampant gun ownership, Cold-war equipment, rabid hatred of Germans, militias with enough artillery to turn an armored division into a badly-shaken battalion of light infantry, and terrified American troops counting down the days until they rotate back home.

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Postby Imbalistan » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:35 pm

Slots are filling up fast! With 3 people already signed up, only 2 spots left!
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Chan Island wrote:And I'm expecting this thread to devolve into a
racist and/or religious and/or politics shitshow within 3 pages.
I LOVE YOU THE WAY YOU ARE
Bismillah, no, we will not let you go!
#YangGang2020

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Postby Polish Prussian Commonwealth » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:39 pm

Imbalistan wrote:Slots are filling up fast! With 3 people already signed up, only 2 spots left!


Could you reserve a spot for me?
"Furthermore, I submit that Carthage NSG must be destroyed."
-Marcus Porcius Cato
My canon is currently in a state of constant flux. Please do not take anything that I say as set in stone.
A 13 civilization, according to this index.
A traumatized MT-PMT constitutional monarchy consisting of a personal union of Prussia and Poland. A land of rampant gun ownership, Cold-war equipment, rabid hatred of Germans, militias with enough artillery to turn an armored division into a badly-shaken battalion of light infantry, and terrified American troops counting down the days until they rotate back home.

Artsahk is Armenian.



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Postby Imbalistan » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:40 pm

Polish Prussian Commonwealth wrote:
Imbalistan wrote:Slots are filling up fast! With 3 people already signed up, only 2 spots left!


Could you reserve a spot for me?

It was already reserved due to making a WIP post. Reservations are allowed, and preferred so we don't break peoples hearts.
Last edited by Imbalistan on Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:40 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Best Quote:
Chan Island wrote:And I'm expecting this thread to devolve into a
racist and/or religious and/or politics shitshow within 3 pages.
I LOVE YOU THE WAY YOU ARE
Bismillah, no, we will not let you go!
#YangGang2020

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Postby Polish Prussian Commonwealth » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:41 pm

Imbalistan wrote:
Polish Prussian Commonwealth wrote:
Could you reserve a spot for me?

It was already reserved due to making a WIP post. Reservations are allowed, and preferred so we don't break peoples hearts.

oh kk ty
Will finish up app tomorrow
"Furthermore, I submit that Carthage NSG must be destroyed."
-Marcus Porcius Cato
My canon is currently in a state of constant flux. Please do not take anything that I say as set in stone.
A 13 civilization, according to this index.
A traumatized MT-PMT constitutional monarchy consisting of a personal union of Prussia and Poland. A land of rampant gun ownership, Cold-war equipment, rabid hatred of Germans, militias with enough artillery to turn an armored division into a badly-shaken battalion of light infantry, and terrified American troops counting down the days until they rotate back home.

Artsahk is Armenian.



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Postby Imbalistan » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:43 pm

Polish Prussian Commonwealth wrote:
Imbalistan wrote:It was already reserved due to making a WIP post. Reservations are allowed, and preferred so we don't break peoples hearts.

oh kk ty
Will finish up app tomorrow

No worries.
Best Quote:
Chan Island wrote:And I'm expecting this thread to devolve into a
racist and/or religious and/or politics shitshow within 3 pages.
I LOVE YOU THE WAY YOU ARE
Bismillah, no, we will not let you go!
#YangGang2020

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Postby Ecradia » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:16 pm

Picture: Image
Character Name: Gojko Kováč
Age: 21
Backstory: Gojko's family are both business owners, though Gojko repeated rebuffed their demands for him to take over the family business, a grocery store just outside Beograd. However, Gojko is going to school with the intent of becoming a teacher. However, the recent events have left him scared and confused as to what the world will be going into the last decade of the millennium, with his confidence in his entire worldview shaken.
Nationality: Yugoslavian
Item You're Bringing With: An old, Altix-NB camera from the 60s, with plenty of film
Nickname: Goji

Yes, that is Arma 3 that I used for the picture. I couldn't find a good image. If I can't go with the gun, I'll change it to an Altix-NB camera. Probably slightly less illegal, too.
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Postby Imbalistan » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:02 am

Ecradia wrote:Picture: (Image)
Character Name: Gojko Kováč
Age: 21
Backstory: Gojko's family are both business owners, though Gojko repeated rebuffed their demands for him to take over the family business, a grocery store just outside Beograd. However, Gojko is going to school with the intent of becoming a teacher. However, the recent events have left him scared and confused as to what the world will be going into the last decade of the millennium, with his confidence in his entire worldview shaken.
Nationality: Yugoslavian
Item You're Bringing With: A CZ M70 Pistol with 5 8-round magazines, unregistered and illegal, of course, but who's checking?
Nickname: Goji

Yes, that is Arma 3 that I used for the picture. I couldn't find a good image. If I can't go with the gun, I'll change it to an Altix-NB camera. Probably slightly less illegal, too.

Be careful, there are obviously border checkpoints. Cause to much trouble, or if we rack up some car tickets, the police might check the car. You can always sell it though on the journey. Approved tho.
Last edited by Imbalistan on Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:52 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Chan Island wrote:And I'm expecting this thread to devolve into a
racist and/or religious and/or politics shitshow within 3 pages.
I LOVE YOU THE WAY YOU ARE
Bismillah, no, we will not let you go!
#YangGang2020

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Postby Imbalistan » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:03 am

I think I will be reserving a spot for the nation who tagged first.
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Chan Island wrote:And I'm expecting this thread to devolve into a
racist and/or religious and/or politics shitshow within 3 pages.
I LOVE YOU THE WAY YOU ARE
Bismillah, no, we will not let you go!
#YangGang2020

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Postby Danceria » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:15 am

Imbalistan wrote:I think I will be reserving a spot for the nation who tagged first.

While a gun would be nice, I'll bring something in case for some odd reason we're not completely ouch'd en route to Constantinople.

Picture: Image
Character Name: Cassandra Dohman
Age (17-22): 17
Backstory: The pen pal of Anna, living just across the former Wall in the borough of Schöneberg. While her parents were very much in the high class art scene that prevailed in the surrounding boroughs, Cass and Anna maintained a good (if clandestine) pen pal relationship. Though she can be rather expressive (she of course will cheerfully blame it on her parents both being television actors), when given a task that she enjoys, she has laser focus. Psychiatrists in the following millenium would diagnose her with ADHD. Naturally, she is slightly scared about travelling several countries shortly after the USSR fell, and will occasionally be the voice of reason. Of course this is the first time she’s ever been outside of Berlin in ages...certainly the furthest she’s been from her homeland.
Nationality: German (West side)
Item Your Bringing With: Maps and books of which to write things down in.
Nickname: “Cass”
One true Patron Saint of Sinners and Satire
It is my sole purpose in life to offend you and get you to think about your convictions due to this
“You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.” - Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain.
Obligatory Quotes below
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” - William Shakespeare.

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” - Mark Twain

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” - Thomas Jefferson

“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” - Thomas Paine
-{(~CO-FOUNDER OF NS AXIS POWERS~)}-

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Postby Imbalistan » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:54 pm

Danceria wrote:
Imbalistan wrote:I think I will be reserving a spot for the nation who tagged first.

While a gun would be nice, I'll bring something in case for some odd reason we're not completely ouch'd en route to Constantinople.

Picture: Image
Character Name: Cassandra Dohman
Age (17-22): 17
Backstory: The pen pal of Anna, living just across the former Wall in the borough of Schöneberg. While her parents were very much in the high class art scene that prevailed in the surrounding boroughs, Cass and Anna maintained a good (if clandestine) pen pal relationship. Though she can be rather expressive (she of course will cheerfully blame it on her parents both being television actors), when given a task that she enjoys, she has laser focus. Psychiatrists in the following millenium would diagnose her with ADHD. Naturally, she is slightly scared about travelling several countries shortly after the USSR fell, and will occasionally be the voice of reason. Of course this is the first time she’s ever been outside of Berlin in ages...certainly the furthest she’s been from her homeland.
Nationality: German (West side)
Item Your Bringing With: Maps and books of which to write things down in.
Nickname: “Cass”

Will make the IC later to get this show on the road!
Best Quote:
Chan Island wrote:And I'm expecting this thread to devolve into a
racist and/or religious and/or politics shitshow within 3 pages.
I LOVE YOU THE WAY YOU ARE
Bismillah, no, we will not let you go!
#YangGang2020

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