So since it seems a lot of the time like there's only about 5 of us kicking around on the site these days, and more often than not it was our (root 8)* of RPGs that brought us together, I was wondering if ya'll would like to RP in a less formal setting than the regular one that the site's, ya know, here for and named after. This thread shall serve as a setting-up point, another thread as our stage, and this hawthorne-brake our tiring house*.
Here's the setup: It's the year 21XX and you live in a colony on Mercury. Your home is a city on wheels, with about 1 million people living underneath a giant dome. The dome that protects you from the dangers of living on Mercury (ya know, the heat, radiation, lack of oxygen, etc.) has a solar panel on top of it, larger than the dome itself, powering all the services that it provides you, along with moving the city so that it stays under the sun.
The city only leaves the sun for one day every synodic period (116 days) so that you can receive transmissions from Earth, and the city only holds enough charge to keep you all happy, comfortable, and alive for roughly 24 hours when you're not under the sun.
Alignment Day is a holiday on Mercury, and everyone is given the day off to talk to friends and family back on Earth. Meanwhile, the city's computers download the last 116 days' worth of news, to be shown in real time on the city's various news networks until the next Alignment day.
On the most recent Alignment day, no transmissions were sent by anyone on Earth. The Mercury City computer received 112 days of relatively banal news, and 4 days' worth of static.
The game starts not long after Alignment Day. Tell me whatever you want about your character. I'll start the game at some point not long after 3 people have said they're in. More will be welcome of course. I just want to make sure there's some level of interest before I actually start it.
* - If you get this, you get a cookie.