!!b5IxBuu9REZ 03/26/12(Mon)04:14 No.18461636|
Knowing that you will most likely die does a lot to bring you closer to a character. A person is born from their struggles, and here in Ironhearts, all we have our our struggles. Most of the time we start with very little in the way of character, because we know they could get hit by a mortar shell on the first turn. But just that little seed grows with every mission when they do survive. Every bullet whizzing by their head, every wound that they survive, every comrade they see fall, is like water upon a tree, making it thrive and grow tall. In between the spaces, those breaks before you face the possibility of the chopping block once more, you connect to your fellow soldiers, and expand upon yourself. We start with nothing, and slowly create the cast you see today.
The ones you see in this thread with the similar portraits, those are npc's. This is a cutscene, of sorts, you see. Deathmarshal, and anyone with those portraits is the DM. Anyone else is a player. Players will often take these non-combat threads to interact with each other, or simply type out fluff, soldiers worries and ponderings. There isn't a whole lot of that yet in this thread, because it is very late, and most people are burnt out from the battle.
If you want to join, you could even do so right now, or at the next battle. There is always room for more, whether you know they plot or not. After all, the average soldier doesn't know the exact history of their battalion. You can read the 1d4chan page, too, for more information.
So yes, I suppose we all made it up as we go along. But isn't that how you, as a human were made? We all start as blank slates as children, and over time, we become the wonderful and complex people we are today.