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Tom Dixon Revival

Post by b0bpwns on Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:55 pm

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Is this a character application, or transfer: Transfer

If transfer, what previous roleplay has occured(Gist of it): Tom Dixon was a Texan hailing from what he called Ouston Texas (Houston). He made up a tall tail of some giant tower where rich people lived and how a bunch of deathclaws destroyed it, and how he saved every one. Regardless of this tall tale Tom was really just a runaway from gambling debts, and made his way up to Philadelphia over the years. In Philadelphia he met people such as James, "Jaws", and other good friends. However, the nearby slavers forced the people or Arton to march westwards, eventually ending up in Wyoming. In Wyoming Tom Dixon would continue his friendships, but over time the town which was settled, Haven, became as barren as the last, and so Tom moved on. Tom made his was south to Colorado, and then New Mexico, where he then turned west again to Arizona, then up into New Vegas. In New Vegas Tom adopted his gambling sins again, and rather then work some meaningless stupid job Tom decided he'd sell most of his possessions for enough caps to enter the casinos, where he of course lost it all. From there Tom was money less, and only had his old 10mm. He decided to join up with a caravan and head west, into where this server takes place.

What OOC items are you requesting?
-One N99 10mm pistol
-32 10mm Rounds (2 Magazines)
-A Survivalist Knife

What IC-Only items are you requesting?
-Knife Sheath
-Gun Holster

Roleplay experiences?
-Windswept
-Bournheart
-Various HL2 RPs
-Various forum RPs such as RPNation

Why should you have all this?

I suppose I should have all of this because my character Tom Dixon has always been who I've played as. From being a veteran of Windswept I spent three months developing this character, and then further developing him in other schemas. While I understand that the development outside of FalloutRP doesn't count, it has still helped me come to understand exactly how this character is, and who he is. I've always had fun playing on him, and honestly I'm not asking for as much as I could try to ask for. Tom Dixon used to have metal armor, a police bullet proof vest, an R91 Assualt Rifle, a Machete, various pistols, thousands of caps, and so much more. I made up a nice extended backstory of how he spent it all gambling, which I feel he would actually do. Just over all, I love Tom Dixon, I'm familiar with fallout and gmod RP, and I promise that this will be worth your while to accept.




Backstory: Thomas Dixon, or as he's known as Tom Dixon, was born in a small unnamed wasteland settlement in Texas. Growing up, Thomas helped his father run the bar/general store which he owned, in exchange his father taught him to read and how to do basic arithmetic. With his early experience of talking to all sorts of weird and random people, Thomas started listening to the stories and forging his own epic tale. By the time he was in his late teens, Thomas' father had passed away. And so, Tom sold the shop and its contents and acquired a small fortune of caps.

With this money he set out with his fathers old .32, and made his way to the ruins of Houston Texas. While entering the city, he noticed the sign was missing the H, so he assumed it was called "Ouston". While inside "Ouston", Tom stumbled upon another small settlement which was slightly larger then his home. Inside, he went to the bar, where he found a gambling table. As Tom had never gambled before, he simply watched the men hunched around the table play, while he learned the game. Soon enough Tom thought himself as good as any at the game the men called "21", and so he decided to give it a try.

On his first day of gambling Tom did very well, and nearly doubled his caps, to celebrate he rented a room, bought a whiskey, and got some dinner, the next day however wasn't so good. Tom had lost all of his money to some Brahmin rancher, and was forced into servitude when he couldn't pay his bets. Tom worked for many long months, when finally he decided to take things into his own hands. One dark night Tom snuck away with nothing but a bag of food. He made his way north.

On his journey north Tom faced many hardships, and nearly died in the Capitol wasteland when he stumbled upon a deathclaw. Luckily a Brotherhood Paladin was on patrol, and saved his life. Tom never learned the name of his savior, but he continued on. Soon enough Tom stumbled upon Arton, where he made his stop. Inside the little place Tom Dixon found work selling scrap and other scavenged things to the store, and eventually Tom became a prospector, searching through old buildings in search for pre-war goodies.

During his time as a prospector, Tom met a girl named Hexley, who would become his best friend. After awhile Tom would decide to settle down a bit and not focus so much energy on finding loot, rather he constructed two small huts, one for himself and the other for his friend, by this time Tom has already acquired his R91. After awhile of peace, Thomas met a man named Mr. Skuza, who would become his employer.

Mr. Skuza would start a small casino on the hill above Arton, luckily Tom didn't lose all of his money there, and he actually managed to come away with new goodies such as his kevlar, his machete, and even his metal arm guards which the town smith made him. Life was rather good for Tom, but it seemed plain. But then one day some asshole came along.

This asshole was named Jackson, and he did not like Thomas Dixon. Soon enough the two would be fist fighting, and even worse Tom planned to murder him in the ruined city. However, Tom never got his chance, and only got to beat the shit out of him a few times, but none of that matters now.

After awhile, the threat of the slavers forced the people of Arton to travel far away, Tom was among them, so, he and his friend Hexley moved to Wyoming with the rest of the gang. In the new town Haven, Tom met a man with no jaw, simply called, "Jaws", the two of them would also become rather good friends.

With the help of "Jaws" as his prospector, Tom opened up a small shop in a shack he built. Business was rather good, and Tom was able to survive off of what he made without needing to go into the wastes, but Tom wasn't that type of person and got bored rather quickly.

And so Tom ventured out into the waste's again, killing mutant bugs and raiders, and generally becoming an experienced survivor. By this time Haven had all but died, only a few people remained, so Tom was on the move again, separated from his friends "Jaws" and Hexley. He made his way south to Colorado, avoiding big towns and the few legion which were stationed there.

From colorado he would travel to the four corners, and then follow the Utah-Arizona border as best he could to Nevada. When he arrived at Nevada he crossed the dam, and heard stories of a wonderfull haven larger then any town he'd ever visited, this haven was New Vegas. So Tom moved onto the oasis.

When he would arrive, Tom decided it was as good a time as any to retire, so he sold his gun and armor, his machete and all, only keeping a few of his possesions. Over the years, tom had acquired over four thousands caps, and decided that he could spend a few on his favorite game "21". However, a few became more then he could spend, and he was broke.

To face his money problem Tom became a caravan guard, and was shipped away to California alongside some stinky cows and even stinkier caravan drivers. When he arrived in California, Tom would gamble away all of the money he earned, and was forced to caravan more.

This caravaning lasted for a long five years, eventually Tom ended up all the way on the northern frontier of the Dakotan border, where the story begins.

What are your perks/skills?
Tom Dixon is an experienced pistol and rifle shooter, survivalist, and general wastelander.
What are your faults/flaws?
Tom Dixon has a huge gambling problem, is very loudmouthed, and can be seen as weird and dumb by some people.
Character traits:
Tom almost always looks for a "sidekick" figure to be his friend, not only this but Tom is also generally a nice person, unless he is in the wasteland. If he is in the wasteland Tom tries to be cautious and isolated.
(Optional)Character Description: This character stands six feet tall, he has brown unkempt hair and eyes. This character is clearly a guy due to his 5'oclock shadow, and his general apperance. On his right hip is a N99 10mm pistol in a holster, on his left hip is a survivalist knife in a sheath. He wears a sturdy belt, slightly torn jeans, and a "Nuka Break" T-shirt.




Passive RP(15 Lines required):
**Tom Dixon looks across the town, seeing the busy people go about their day.
**Tom notices a dog, and watches it as it moves about.
**Tom sits up from the ground and proceeds to move towards the mutt.
**The mutt sees Tom and runs away.
**Tom frowns a bit, and moves back to where he was sitting, but then decides to take a turn for the store.
**Tom enters the store, and lines up behind the person in the back of the line.
**Tom waits his turn, he looks around the store and sees some Nuka-Colas on a shelf.
**Tom turns and asks the person behind him, "Hey hold my spot please".
**The person says, "Sure thing."
**Tom gets out of line and grabs a Nuka, he returns to his spot and says, "Thanks."
**Tom is next in line, he steps up to the counter and sets down the drink.
**The old cashier says, "Thirteen caps please,".
**Tom dishes out thirteen caps and sets them down, he takes his drink and leaves.
**Tom returns to his old sitting place and opens the Nuka, pocketing the cap.
**Tom takes a nice swig and continues watching the people.
**Tom finishes his Nuka, and leaves the bottle where it is, he then takes out his knife and scratches little designs into the bottle.
Combat RP(15 Lines required):
**Tom Dixon is walking in some random wasteland, nothing is really going on.
**Tom hears the cracking of a branch, it was under his own foot, "Hmm something is off", he says.
**Tom walks onwards onto a small bridge, there's a trailer which was tugged by an old truck.
**Tom takes a look inside and finds some empty Nuka bottles and other junk.
**Tom takes the bottle and throws it and lets out a little scream, "This is just fantastic!"
**He walks past the trailer for twenty feet, when he notices something on the other end of the bridge.
**This thing he noticed is charging towards him, it's a deathclaw.
**Tom Dixon turns around and runs back to the trailer.
**Mean Deathclaw is nearly upon the man.
**Tom Dixon barley manages to get inside the trailer.
**Mean Deathclaw shakes the old trailer.
**Tom Dixon is shook inside, he falls over.
**Tom Dixon grabs one of the empty bottles.
**Mean Deathclaw tries to reach for Tom through the door, but he's too far.
**Tom Dixon throws the bottle towards the deathclaws arm.
**The bottle smashes on its arm, but it seems to do nothing.
**The sound of plasma hitting something echos into the trailer, then a thump.
**Mean Deathclaw dies due to a plasma beam to the head.
**Tom slowly emerges from the trailer, he is greeted by a Brotherhood Paladin.
**The paladin observes Tom.
**Tom reaches into his pocket to grab something.
**The Paladin jerks his guass rifle up towards Tom.
**Tom says, "Whoa chill I only want to give you my caps man.."
**The Paladin says, "No need, begone now citizen."
**Tom makes his way down the bridge, onwards to the north.



Notes: Hi I'm really glad your server is here, I'm sure it will be awesome.

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Re: Tom Dixon Revival

Post by Gefaehrlich on Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:14 pm

Not many issues with the application. Leaning towards Supporting it since it's a decent enough application that isn't asking for too much. Though I think you might wanna rework the Combat RP example - since it generally seems more on the 'Passive RP' side of the spectrum. Maybe something about the character defending himself from a low-tier mutant or a Coyote?

I've got a slight issue with how the backstory is written - but it's nothing super important, and I generally like how passive it seems to be.

Don't really have an issue with the pistol or the knife, and kudos for explaining how he lost his 'better' gear - and thank you for being willing to give it up in favor of something lesser.

Honestly not sure if I've met you or not in previous servers - such as windswept - so I can't tell how well you'll role-play the character, but I imagine you won't be doing anything ridiculous and that any kinks / problems can be worked out calmly.

Yea, Gonna +Support this - though I still think you should rewrite the combat RP section.


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Re: Tom Dixon Revival

Post by b0bpwns on Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:43 pm

Yeah I agree my combat RP section was a bit bad, but honestly the RP example things I'm never really good at, and I personally don't view it as something which shows how good of an RPer some one is, but thanks!

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Re: Tom Dixon Revival

Post by Nasca on Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:49 pm

Not the best emotes, but that's just fine.

I like this one.
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Re: Tom Dixon Revival

Post by Gefaehrlich on Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:52 pm

b0bpwns wrote:Yeah I agree my combat RP section was a bit bad, but honestly the RP example things I'm never really good at, and I personally don't view it as something which shows how good of an RPer some one is, but thanks!

I tend to agree there, the 'Passive RP' and 'Combat RP' examples are always rather irritating to write, so I suppose that yea, it's not much of a big deal.

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Re: Tom Dixon Revival

Post by b0bpwns on Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:15 pm

The thing about the RP examples, especially the combat ones, is in actual RP you're reacting to what some one else did, versus this, where you play both roles.

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Re: Tom Dixon Revival

Post by FlameCow on Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:55 am

Your backstory was pretty funny and interesting to read. Some things felt out of place and unnecessary, but overall it was good. You're not asking for a lot, and Tom seems like a nice character to spice things up on the server.

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Re: Tom Dixon Revival

Post by Noahleahy on Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:49 am

Well alot of parts in his story actually happened, I distinctly remember Jackson and Tom going at it, and Dusk blowing Jackson's brains out.

He was such an asshole, like Jesus Christ.

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Re: Tom Dixon Revival

Post by b0bpwns on Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:47 pm

Noahleahy wrote:Well alot of parts in his story actually happened, I distinctly remember Jackson and Tom going at it, and Dusk blowing Jackson's brains out.

He was such an asshole, like Jesus Christ.

Once I shot him on Bourneheart Post-Apoc RP and he tried to convince me it hit his glasses and didn't kill him, after I denied that he shot off all of his ammo which was like one-hundred bullets and threw his pistol into the lake, he got banned, lol.

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Re: Tom Dixon Revival

Post by Noahleahy on Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:56 pm

I remember when Dusk shot him point blank in the head with a .32, he said he should roll and rolled, then he said it hit him in the foot. I got that shit dealt with and he died.

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Re: Tom Dixon Revival

Post by b0bpwns on Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:50 pm

Yeah he was crazy and an asshole both IC and OOCly.

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Re: Tom Dixon Revival

Post by The Gunrunner on Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:07 am

+ support
I like the char idea (presented through "If transfer, what previous roleplay has occured(Gist of it)",) and the only thing I could say I have a problem with is "What are your perks/skills?
Tom Dixon is an experienced pistol and rifle shooter." Since this is a 'learned by experience' thing, instead of being taught.
Honestly, though, you're not asking for much and the issues are very minimal sooo... you've got my support, mate.
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Re: Tom Dixon Revival

Post by Captain Snyder on Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:59 pm

Accepted.
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