Six months ago the USCSS Matheson deposited over five-hundred colonists, ten years of supplies, dozens of vehicles, machinery, and the equipment needed to form a self-sufficient settlement over 40 light years away from Earth. The USCSS Matheson, commissioned by a large corporation on Earth, is 22 months into its 32-month mission of exploration and colonization when something goes wrong.
With less than ten percent of the ship left operational during it’s return trip, the massive cargo vessel has just awoken it’s skeleton crew from stasis to investigate it’s problems. Dropping out of FTL travel, the ship hangs motionless in space until the crew can get it repaired and moving again.
What the crew finds when the wake up is unlike anything ever experienced in the history of humanity…
Weightless is a story about isolation and horror in space inspired by movies like Alien, Moon, Event Horizon, and Pitch Black.
Character Creation Notes
Portraits are required. No picture, no entry.
Treat the Backstory as a writing sample. I need to evaluate what kind of writer you are to get a feel for what your moves will be like.
Card Art is also required, it is intentionally not included. I’m evaluating what kinds of imagery you’ll be using for Wild cards.
Tense (Past, Present, or Future) and Perspective (First or Third Person) can be move dependent. I’m not concerned with keeping a cohesive narrative, just an interesting one.
Speed is set to Normal (2-3 Scenes\week); the exception is I’m not active on weekends. I try to keep things at a steady pace, I will end scenes even if challenges aren’t completed, I will respond mid-scene to keep things moving, I will respond to challenges when they are completed, and I will wrap up scenes if everything has moved on in the narrative without everyone posting. I’m never going to wait on one or two at the expensive of the group. Players that go silent (No Moves, No Comments, No E-Mails) for a week will be written out of the game.
Communication is very important to me. You don’t have to move every day, but at least drop a note in the comments regularly so everyone knows what’s going on. I understand that Real Life happens, but if I don’t know that you’re going to be away I don’t know how to plan for your character.
If you have any other questions feel free to e-mail me Rob@BS-Radio.com
Hosted and narrated by:
Rob Justice (RobJustice)
Scenes played: 10
License: Community License