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Jimmie's Chicken Shack
TYPE: Official Business
SLURL: Hathian Highway
BACKGROUND: Bianca is a charitable and kind soul. She would try to arrange an event once a week, working similar to a soup kitchen but instead it'd be chicken. After all, that's what the chicken shack sells. Once a week, she would feed the homeless of Hathian free of charge. There might be a religious angle to this, as Bianca is highly religious herself, and might try to use this as an opportunity to talk about religion to people. As a business, Bianca wishes to try and run the business as legitimately as possible. Making contacts with other businesses, such as the butchery, and other player-run businesses, to create a chain of supply. For example, the shack also sells seafood and there's a player run fishery at the coast which I'd love to be doing business with. I can also see potential emergency supply runs to the clam.
UNIQUE: Bianca is a rather vulnerable business leader. Large fraction of the businesses in Hathian are run by either a strong leadership or by members of established gangs. This is not the case with Bianca, making it an easy target for extortion rackets, or other ways the established gangs would wish to take advantage of a fledgling business. Also, the charitable side of business means it'd be somewhere people who wish to play characters that are homeless/destitute have a point of entry to RP. As we have plenty of gangs that wish to extort and abuse businesses, I feel it'd be good to have some businesses that are relatively easy targets for these gangs.
EXPERIENCE: I've run several factions in different RP mediums in the past. Usually with good success. I have 11 years of RP experience in SL and 18 years of RP experience on other online mediums (Forum RP). MY RP style is very free-form, and I'm happy to appreciate other people's ideas and don't consider myself controlling. My approach is about providing people RP opportunities and ideas and letting them run with it rather than micro-manage ideas.
IDEAS: I intend to reach out to everyone who sign-up for the business. The business itself serves as a good point of entry to new players as it is easy to approach, and especially for the players who wish to play a poor character, the charitable nature of the owner means it may be somewhere for them to get a free meal every now and then. It is also likely that in the future there will be a criminal side of some kind to the business and I intend to see what can be done with the various gangs and factions as far as taking advantage of the fact that Bianca has no crew or friends to protect her and her business. I also hope we can do food deliveries, perhaps making the employers vulnerable if the food ordered to remote locations. We could also do catering for other people’s and businesses events.
OTHER: As it is a small food-truck making fried chicken in the street, the re-opening would likely feature a street party with free buckets of chicken. Who doesn't like free fried chicken? Make Hathian fat again!
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