The nonmighty and nescient Stu (chainkill) wrote in bostongamers,
The nonmighty and nescient Stu
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Technocracy Game for 2015

I am going to run a game of Mage the Ascension focused on the technocracy as heroes, trying to clean up reality. In a previous game I ran, the technocracy became aware, through the actions of the Black Spiral Dancers, of the existence of The Wyrm, the living concept of entropy. This is obviously unacceptable, and so a team is being assembled to study the problem, and to construct a synthetic concept of destruction, which will be far more manageable than the current living one.

I plan to run this game one Sunday per month, starting in February.

Because this is the technocracy, I am asking for your character's backstory to be written in the form of a resume and cover letter. Obviously, since you are the team constructing a synthetic concept of destruction to replace The Wyrm, this will be a high-level game. In your resume, please list your patents, by which I mean rotes.

In addition to the ideas conveyed in your resume and cover letter, please have a hook for your character, which connects her to the real world. Examples include a family, a hobby, membership in the local farmer's market, etc. You don't need to tell me your hook right away, but it will come out in the job interview/prelude.

Below are five possible character archetypes I am looking for. It us up to you to flesh them out into interesting characters. If you think of an archetype you do not see here, please respond anyway (including what the job posting would have looked like if I had thought of it).



Wanted: Recession Expert
Required Experience: Must have at least 15 years experience on Federal Reserve, World Bank, or similar. Please include in your cover letter at least one recession you caused and one you prevented and why you chose each action. Must be comfortable with extra-planar travel. Must have at least five patents.


Wanted: Epidemiologist
Required Experience: Must have at least 15 years experience with CDC, Doctors without Borders, or similar. Please include in your cover letter at least one epidemic you caused, and one you discovered. Discuss how these epidemics were positive and how they were negative in the development of humanity. Must be comfortable with extra-planar travel. Must have at least five patents.


Wanted: Anarchy Expert
Required Experience: Must have at least 15 years experience in embassies to brutal dictatorships. Please include in your cover letter at least one goverment you destroyed, and another you saved from destruction. Must be comfortable with extra-planar travel. Must have at least five patents.


Wanted: Intellectual Property Repossessor
Required Experience: Must have at least 15 years experience in a patent office or similar. Please include in your cover letter at least two patents which you deemed dangerous enough to remove them directly from the minds of the people who wrote them. Must be comfortable with extra-planar travel. Must have at least five patents.


Wanted: Abnormal Psychologist
Required Experience: Must have at least 15 years experience working with patients whose mental illnesses are particularly debilitating. Please include in your cover letter brief descriptions of the declines of at least two patients. Must be comfortable with extra-planar travel. Must have at least five patents.
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