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Note: This is a basic fight, loot, inventory RPG. No magic, no superpowers, no unnecessary stats. Find a gun, kick some butt and survive. If you want a good, simple conflict RPG, this is it.

It's been five month since you've seen sunlight. Your cell is concrete top to bottom with a single barred door and a barred window facing another cell. There are three others, soldiers like you, and they're dying as slowly as you are. All you know is your name, your life and your remaining strength.

For weeks the guards have ignored you. They have provided you with food twice a day and have buried six men, all previous members of your team. They are armed and have never made a mistake. Until today. One of the men faked his death, and the guard was foolish enough to leave the door open when he went to drag him out. He was strangled and his keys and guns were stolen. The prisoner unlocks your cell and speaks theses words:

"We escape this hole today. You can join the three of us and we can shoot our way out, or you can go alone. I will not harm you, but if you come with us, I will give you a gun. So. Strike, or stealth?"

You respond with a single word.
Strike or Stealth:
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Name:
Age: (between 20 and 30)
Class: (Hand-To-Hand, Soldier, Sniper. More information below)
Bio: (Optional. Two or three sentences will be fine)

Distribute 10 pts between these three stats:
Speed:
Strength:
Instinct:
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Inventory:
Weapons:
Weapon Skill:

NOTE: Each class holds a bonus.
H2H (hand-to-hand): +5 Speed, Close-range Weapon Skill (knives, pistols, etc)
Soldier: +5 Strength, Medium-range Weapon Skill (rifles, submachine guns, etc)
Sniper: +5 Instinct, Long-range Weapon Skill (sniper rifles, compound bows/crossbows, etc)

The "Weapons Skill" increases your ability to use each weapon. A H2H would have difficulty handling a launcher, while a Soldier would have difficulty throwing a large knife. Your skill will improve over time.

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STRIKE: The soldier in front of you nods and hands you a weapon from the guard. "He was carrying an AK-47, a Makarov pistol, and a combat knife. "Which of these can you use best?"

STEALTH: The soldier in front of you nods. "The hallway has only one exit. The guards could be anywhere, and we do not have much time before they come looking for this one. I will give you five minutes. You can take the keys he was carrying."

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Name: Brian "Black-belt" Smith
Age: 26
Class: Hand-to-hand
Bio: Brian used to be a master of martial-arts before he was thrown in here. Obviously, he's great at close-range fighting, but despises guns for their over-powerness.
Speed: EXTREME (11)
Strength: 5
Instinct: 6
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Clothing: Black-Tac Uniform
Inventory: Thin Steel Wire, MP5K Magazine (2) ,G17 Semiautomatic pistol Magazine (2),Smoke Grenade (1), Steel choke cable with handles (1) Small Tactical flashlight (1), ID card, Guard's key set
Weapons: MP5K, 25 rnd (Silenced) (Red Dot sight) (Sling)
G17 Semiautomatic pistol, 12 rnd (Silenced) (Laser)
Weapon Skill: Close Range

Adam pauses. His hand twitches a few times. "Yakov?"

Yakov looks at Lupe, who taps a few more keys dramatically and stands up. "I'm not getting anywhere. Not sure why I'm trying. We checked through the next set of doors over. Giant steel door, two guards. We took 'em both and almost made it to the door."

Yakov winces. "The door was sealed by a massive door and two sentry guns relieved the guards. I was scratched by a bullet, but we managed to make out okay. I don't think they're going to send anyone else. Shall we go and collect our guns?"

"Yes." Adam and Lupe reply in unison. All of them take off, watching corners and moving carefully.

You have ten minutes of free time. (Remember the unconscious, wounded guard you left outside the Barracks. A guard may come to replace him).

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Name: Brian "Black-belt" Smith
Age: 26
Class: Hand-to-hand
Bio: Brian used to be a master of martial-arts before he was thrown in here. Obviously, he's great at close-range fighting, but despises guns for their over-powerness.
Speed: EXTREME (11)
Strength: 5
Instinct: 6
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Clothing: Black-Tac Uniform
Inventory: Thin Steel Wire, MP5K Magazine (2) ,G17 Semiautomatic pistol Magazine (2),Smoke Grenade (1), Steel choke cable with handles (1) Small Tactical flashlight (1), ID card, Guard's key set
Weapons: MP5K, 25 rnd (Silenced) (Red Dot sight) (Sling)
G17 Semiautomatic pistol, 12 rnd (Silenced) (Laser)
Weapon Skill: Close Range

"Righto, I'll be waiting right here when you get back." I head over to the Barracks and check if the wounded, unconcious guard is still there. Hopefully he is, and I use his still-warm hand to activate the scanner.

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Name: Brian "Black-belt" Smith
Age: 26
Class: Hand-to-hand
Bio: Brian used to be a master of martial-arts before he was thrown in here. Obviously, he's great at close-range fighting, but despises guns for their over-powerness.
Speed: Extreme
Strength: 6
Instinct: 6
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Clothing: Black-Tac Uniform
Inventory: Thin Steel Wire, MP5K Magazine (2) ,G17 Semiautomatic pistol Magazine (2),Smoke Grenade (1), Steel choke cable with handles (1) Small Tactical flashlight (1), ID card, Guard's key set
Weapons: MP5K, 25 rnd (Silenced) (Red Dot sight) (Sling)
G17 Semiautomatic pistol, 12 rnd (Silenced) (Laser)
Weapon Skill: Close Range

You drag the still-breathing guard through the door to the scanner, then haul him up and push his thumb against the reader. It clicks and a beam of light scrolls across the screen. The panel turns green and beeps. You push the "Up" button.
+ Strength for finally getting this thing open.

The stainless steel doors open to reveal a white and grey elevator. It has rails at waist height and a single control panel (no thumbs needed this time). It has an Up Arrow, a Down Arrow, an Emergency Stop button and an alarm button with a yellow "!" in the center.

You step inside and wait. Not long after three men in full Black-Tac gear stride into the room. Yakov has an M16 3-round burst rifle, Adam has an AUG A2 rifle and a pump-action shotgun, and Lupe has a silenced SL9SD sniper rifle. Adam smirks as he sees you in the elevator.

"We would have opened it before you got here, but I kind of shot all the guards."

The others step into the elevator with you. You reach over and punch the Up Arrow and the elevator rises.

END Chapter 2.

(I have Chapter 3 in my head, but no map or anything yet. Haven't figured out where guards are. I have planned your escape, though. I'll let you know when Chapter 3 is open. It's the final one, by the way).

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So, when's chapter 3 coming out? I'm waiting.

Name: Brian "Black-belt" Smith
Age: 26
Class: Hand-to-hand
Bio: Brian used to be a master of martial-arts before he was thrown in here. Obviously, he's great at close-range fighting, but despises guns for their over-powerness.
Speed: Extreme
Strength: 6
Instinct: 6
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Clothing: Black-Tac Uniform
Inventory: Thin Steel Wire, MP5K Magazine (2) ,G17 Semiautomatic pistol Magazine (2),Smoke Grenade (1), Steel choke cable with handles (1) Small Tactical flashlight (1), ID card, Guard's key set
Weapons: MP5K, 25 rnd (Silenced) (Red Dot sight) (Sling)
G17 Semiautomatic pistol, 12 rnd (Silenced) (Laser)
Weapon Skill: Close Range

While I wait for Chapter 3 to begin, I strike up a conversation with the guys. "So, is it okay if I can come with you? Silently killing guards alone is fun, but there's always safety in numbers."

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Name: Brian "Black-belt" Smith
Age: 26
Class: Hand-to-hand
Bio: Brian used to be a master of martial-arts before he was thrown in here. Obviously, he's great at close-range fighting, but despises guns for their over-powerness.
Speed: Extreme
Strength: 6
Instinct: 6
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Clothing: Black-Tac Uniform
Inventory: Thin Steel Wire, MP5K Magazine (2) ,G17 Semiautomatic pistol Magazine (2),Smoke Grenade (1), Steel choke cable with handles (1) Small Tactical flashlight (1), ID card, Guard's key set
Weapons: MP5K, 25 rnd (Silenced) (Red Dot sight) (Sling)
G17 Semiautomatic pistol, 12 rnd (Silenced) (Laser)
Weapon Skill: Close Range

CHAPTER 3 (of 3)

The elevator glides quietly up. You can see [G 1 2] lit up above the doors inside, with [1] blinking slowly. The others have little to say, but Yakov nods at you. "We are a team once again. Since you are the close-range man, you will take point. Adam and I will be directly behind you, and Lupe with cover our back."

Adam spits on the shiny floor of the elevator. "There SHOULD be a chopper waiting for us up top, on Floor 1. Not sure what's on Floor 2, but Lupe found a 3D printout of the exterior of the building. It's basically an extra-large lighthouse. Floor 2 is the beacon."

"They installed a large platform, extending from the side of the lighthouse, for a small helicopter to land on. We're surrounded on water by three sides, and the fourth leads to a large base. It's undoubtedly the one we were sent to infiltrate, until we were captured."

"That means that we can reach the outpost," Yakov says. "The HQ we camped at before being sent in. They will be surprised to see us alive, I am sure."

The elevator slows, then stops. The [1] stops flashing and the doors slide open. You are facing a small passage leading left and right. The floor is a steel platform, welded/cemented to the wall ahead of you, made of solid, thick bricks. To the left is up. To the right is down.

(There is a map of this floor as well).

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Name: Brian "Black-belt" Smith
Age: 26
Class: Hand-to-hand
Bio: Brian used to be a master of martial-arts before he was thrown in here. Obviously, he's great at close-range fighting, but despises guns for their over-powerness.
Speed: Extreme
Strength: 6
Instinct: 6
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Clothing: Black-Tac Uniform
Inventory: Thin Steel Wire, MP5K Magazine (2) ,G17 Semiautomatic pistol Magazine (2),Smoke Grenade (1), Steel choke cable with handles (1) Small Tactical flashlight (1), ID card, Guard's key set
Weapons: MP5K, 25 rnd (Silenced) (Red Dot sight) (Sling)
G17 Semiautomatic pistol, 12 rnd (Silenced) (Laser)
Weapon Skill: Close Range
CHAPTER 3 (of 3)

"Righto. I'll take point. I suggest we look for the Map of this floor, maybe there's a room full of explosives we can use to blow this place up after we leave. Let's go left first, I have a good feeling about that direction." I head left, up to...wherever.

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Name: Brian "Black-belt" Smith
Age: 26
Class: Hand-to-hand
Bio: Brian used to be a master of martial-arts before he was thrown in here. Obviously, he's great at close-range fighting, but despises guns for their over-powerness.
Speed: Extreme
Strength: 6
Instinct: 6
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Clothing: Black-Tac Uniform
Inventory: Thin Steel Wire, MP5K Magazine (2) ,G17 Semiautomatic pistol Magazine (2),Smoke Grenade (1), Steel choke cable with handles (1) Small Tactical flashlight (1), ID card, Guard's key set
Weapons: MP5K, 25 rnd (Silenced) (Red Dot sight) (Sling)
G17 Semiautomatic pistol, 12 rnd (Silenced) (Laser)
Weapon Skill: Close Range

You step out of the elevator and turn left. You're on a set of solid steel stairs, so you walk slowly to avoid banging your boots on them. You move up the stairs, which curl tightly to the left, indicating you're close to the top of the lighthouse. You reach a small landing, made of solid steel. There are no other doors and nothing is here besides a thin window. The stairs continue up and curving to the left.

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Name: Brian "Black-belt" Smith
Age: 26
Class: Hand-to-hand
Bio: Brian used to be a master of martial-arts before he was thrown in here. Obviously, he's great at close-range fighting, but despises guns for their over-powerness.
Speed: Extreme
Strength: 6
Instinct: 6
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Clothing: Black-Tac Uniform
Inventory: Thin Steel Wire, MP5K Magazine (2) ,G17 Semiautomatic pistol Magazine (2),Smoke Grenade (1), Steel choke cable with handles (1) Small Tactical flashlight (1), ID card, Guard's key set
Weapons: MP5K, 25 rnd (Silenced) (Red Dot sight) (Sling)
G17 Semiautomatic pistol, 12 rnd (Silenced) (Laser)
Weapon Skill: Close Range

"This must lead up to the Beacon. Anyone have any grenades?" I ask the team, looking out the window intently.

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Name: Brian "Black-belt" Smith
Age: 26
Class: Hand-to-hand
Bio: Brian used to be a master of martial-arts before he was thrown in here. Obviously, he's great at close-range fighting, but despises guns for their over-powerness.
Speed: Extreme
Strength: 6
Instinct: 6
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Clothing: Black-Tac Uniform
Inventory: Thin Steel Wire, MP5K Magazine (2) ,G17 Semiautomatic pistol Magazine (2),Smoke Grenade (1), Steel choke cable with handles (1) Small Tactical flashlight (1), ID card, Guard's key set
Weapons: MP5K, 25 rnd (Silenced) (Red Dot sight) (Sling)
G17 Semiautomatic pistol, 12 rnd (Silenced) (Laser)
Weapon Skill: Close Range

Yakov nods. "I have two. But that is not the beacon. It is on floor 2, and we are on floor 1. Let's look around the corner." He leans around the stairs (going up and to the left), then comes back. "Two guards, one on each side of a large steel roll-up door. I don't know how it is locked, and I think one of the guards has a panic button behind him."

"I say we take him," Adam whispers. "Even if he hits the button, no one's going to get here."

"Unless there are guard above us. It might send the elevator back down, letting guards follow us," Yakov replies.

Lupe turns around. "Can we disable the elevator first and cut them off?"

Yakov looks at him, then at you, then at him. "How?"

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Oh! Sorry, you looked out the window too. Let me fill that in.

You look through the thin window and see water. A lot of water. Large, dark blue waves are crashing against a rocky cliff that you can barely make out by looking down. You also notice that you are very, very high up.

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Name: Brian "Black-belt" Smith
Age: 26
Class: Hand-to-hand
Bio: Brian used to be a master of martial-arts before he was thrown in here. Obviously, he's great at close-range fighting, but despises guns for their over-powerness.
Speed: Extreme
Strength: 6
Instinct: 6
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Clothing: Black-Tac Uniform
Inventory: Thin Steel Wire, MP5K Magazine (2) ,G17 Semiautomatic pistol Magazine (2),Smoke Grenade (1), Steel choke cable with handles (1) Small Tactical flashlight (1), ID card, Guard's key set
Weapons: MP5K, 25 rnd (Silenced) (Red Dot sight) (Sling)
G17 Semiautomatic pistol, 12 rnd (Silenced) (Laser)
Weapon Skill: Close Range

"Here's my plan. Yakov, grenade the elevator, blowing it from the inside. 1 grenade should be enough. Meanwhile, Me and Adam will take out the two guards. Lupe, go with Yakov just in case." I then walk with Adam around the stairs until we can just barely see the guards. "On 3, we both shoot at the same time. I'll take the guard on the left. 1...2...3!" I whisper, shooting the left guard with my MP5K on 3. If we shoot the guards at the same time, we won't leave them any time to push the panic button. Should work.

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Name: Brian "Black-belt" Smith
Age: 26
Class: Hand-to-hand
Bio: Brian used to be a master of martial-arts before he was thrown in here. Obviously, he's great at close-range fighting, but despises guns for their over-powerness.
Speed: Extreme
Strength: 6
Instinct: 6
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Clothing: Black-Tac Uniform
Inventory: Thin Steel Wire, MP5K Magazine (2) ,G17 Semiautomatic pistol Magazine (2),Smoke Grenade (1), Steel choke cable with handles (1) Small Tactical flashlight (1), ID card, Guard's key set
Weapons: MP5K, 25 rnd (Silenced) (Red Dot sight) (Sling)
G17 Semiautomatic pistol, 12 rnd (Silenced) (Laser)
Weapon Skill: Close Range

Yakov and Lupe turn and move quietly down to the elevator. Adam puts his shoulder against the wall and pats you on the shoulder, indicating he's ready. Together, you jump up the last few stairs and onto the landing the guards are on. You hit one guard in the chest twice and Adam hits the other in the throat.

You are on a wide landing now, but with no windows. A large flat light is in the ceiling, allowing you to see where you are. Behind you is a solid steel wall (the top of the elevator is behind it). To your left is a brick wall, and directly in front of you is a large slide-up door, like you would find in a garage. It's ten feet wide and seven feet tall. Rails above your head show that it arches up and under the ceiling when you lift the handle.

You can either go back down the stairs or inspect the door. Something bothers you, and you realize you haven't heard a grenade go off.

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Name: Brian "Black-belt" Smith
Age: 26
Class: Hand-to-hand
Bio: Brian used to be a master of martial-arts before he was thrown in here. Obviously, he's great at close-range fighting, but despises guns for their over-powerness.
Speed: Extreme
Strength: 6
Instinct: 6
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Clothing: Black-Tac Uniform
Inventory: Thin Steel Wire, MP5K Magazine (2) ,G17 Semiautomatic pistol Magazine (2),Smoke Grenade (1), Steel choke cable with handles (1) Small Tactical flashlight (1), ID card, Guard's key set
Weapons: MP5K, 25 rnd (Silenced) (Red Dot sight) (Sling)
G17 Semiautomatic pistol, 12 rnd (Silenced) (Laser)
Weapon Skill: Close Range

"...Something's wrong, we need to check on Yakov and Lupe. Come on!" I rush back down the stairs to the elevator. I hope Yakov and Lupe haven't been shot by guards.

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Name: Brian "Black-belt" Smith
Age: 26
Class: Hand-to-hand
Bio: Brian used to be a master of martial-arts before he was thrown in here. Obviously, he's great at close-range fighting, but despises guns for their over-powerness.
Speed: Extreme
Strength: 6
Instinct: 6
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Clothing: Black-Tac Uniform
Inventory: Thin Steel Wire, MP5K Magazine (2) ,G17 Semiautomatic pistol Magazine (2),Smoke Grenade (1), Steel choke cable with handles (1) Small Tactical flashlight (1), ID card, Guard's key set
Weapons: MP5K, 25 rnd (Silenced) (Red Dot sight) (Sling)
G17 Semiautomatic pistol, 12 rnd (Silenced) (Laser)
Weapon Skill: Close Range

You almost run into Yakov, who is coming back around to meet you. "Sorry to startle you, but I didn't want to blow up the elevator if the guards were still alive. Lupe had a much better idea to disable the elevator."

Lupe shrugs. "I pushed the 'Emergency Stop' button."

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Name: Brian "Black-belt" Smith
Age: 26
Class: Hand-to-hand
Bio: Brian used to be a master of martial-arts before he was thrown in here. Obviously, he's great at close-range fighting, but despises guns for their over-powerness.
Speed: Extreme
Strength: 6
Instinct: 6
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Clothing: Black-Tac Uniform
Inventory: Thin Steel Wire, MP5K Magazine (2) ,G17 Semiautomatic pistol Magazine (2),Smoke Grenade (1), Steel choke cable with handles (1) Small Tactical flashlight (1), ID card, Guard's key set
Weapons: MP5K, 25 rnd (Silenced) (Red Dot sight) (Sling)
G17 Semiautomatic pistol, 12 rnd (Silenced) (Laser)
Weapon Skill: Close Range

"Oh good. I thought you met some guards at the elevator and got shot to death. I suppose grenading the elevator would make a lot of noise and alert every guard on this floor to where we are." I tell them about the door. "I didn't get a good look at it, but I think we'll need a key of some sort. Let's check the other way and see what we find." With that, I take point, leading the party down the stairs.

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