JOBS

As with most RP servers, GunSmoke will have a range of classes to choose from for your character. In addition to classes there will also be jobs your character can undertake that will fulfill mainly RP needs. Some jobs have been created by the admin team and come with attached responsibilities and rules. Some will be self employed, such as the thief/outlaw, others will be managed by the Mayor of the settlement you live in, or by other fellow players.

Obtaining a job is completely done in roleplay. If there is a job you want, it is up to you to roleplay your way to get it! An important thing to bear in mind is some jobs will make your character perm-able. Consider the consequences carefully before putting your character forward for these roles and be sure you want the responsibility that comes with them.

Generally you are able to take on as many jobs as you have the ability to perform, except for the Mayor and Sheriff jobs (if you are a mayor or sheriff you are limited to that as your sole job). Want to be a Pony Express rider and a bartender? Sure! Want to be a deputy and a preacher? You can do that! The only limitation is that you need to be able to fulfil the requirements of the jobs you take on. For example you cannot be a barber if you don’t have and maintain a barber’s shop.

These are the jobs the admin team have come up with, if it’s within the realms of 19th Century Old West, and not breaking any set rules, feel free to come up with your own – if you’d like to run it by one of the admin team first, please do.

Jobs are gained through RP. In your backstory you may state you fulfilled one of these roles elsewhere, for example ‘John was a deputy in Fairfax County for ten years before deciding it was time for a change and uprooting his family to GunSmoke.’ but you cannot state you fulfil one of these roles IN GunSmoke in your backstory. You start your story in GunSmoke with a clean slate.

use the arrows to scroll between the different job descriptions

MAYOR
THIS IS A PERMADEATH POSITION
Please take a look at the Mayor Handbook to find out about the Mayor job and how to start your own settlement in GunSmoke County. Responsible to: Your citizens! Elected position: At end of season, yes. Salary: Yours to decide. Your money might come from taxes, fines, rents, donations in return for favours, etc. It’s up to you to decide what you take for yourself, but be warned, your citizens might well rise up in rebellion if they see their taxes being syphoned to fund your lavish lifestyle! Semi-Exclusive Item Use: Handcuffs
SHERIFF
THIS IS A PERMADEATH POSITION
This will be a position the Mayor of a settlement will be responsible for filling and managing. It is up to the individual Mayor to decide on how this role should be filled, either by asking for residents to put themselves forward and then holding some sort of vote or by appointing someone independently. Responsible to: The Mayor & your settlement’s citizens. Salary: This will be decided on between yourself and the Mayor. Each settlement will do this differently. Suggested Classes: Gunsmith, Doctor Semi-Exclusive Item Use: Handcuffs & Lasso (for use in the apprehension of criminals only).
DEPUTY SHERIFF
THIS IS A PERMADEATH POSITION
This will be a position the Mayor and Sheriff of a settlement will be responsible for filling and managing. Responsible to: The Sheriff & your settlement’s citizens. Salary: This will be decided on between the Mayor and Sheriff. Each settlement will do this differently. Suggested Classes: Gunsmith, Wrangler Semi-Exclusive Item Use: Handcuffs & Lasso (for use in the apprehension of criminals only).
OUTLAW
THIS IS A PERMADEATH POSITION
While you may have a history of crime in your backstory you will not be considered an outlaw in GunSmoke County until you break the law, as with all jobs, it's up to you to obtain your title the hard way. Responsible to: Nobody! Salary: Whatever you can get away with!
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
This will be a position the Mayor of a settlement will be responsible for filling and managing. Your roleplay will come from judging and marrying (& divorcing) folk. Please see the Crime & Punishment page for further information. Responsible to: The Mayor. Salary: This will be decided on between you & the Mayor. Each settlement will do this differently. Suggested Classes: Any with a good education.
LICENSED JUDGE
You will need to take the bar exam & let a staff member know when you've passed it before practicing as a licensed judge or attorney. On your successful licensing you will be given a law license to display.
As a licensed judge you have the same power and responsibilities as a Justice of the Peace. To become a licensed judge you will need to pass the GunSmoke County 'bar exam' (see below). Your role play will come from judging and marrying (& divorcing) folk. Please see the Crime & Punishment page for further information. Responsible to: Yourself. Salary: You will be free to charge sheriffs and towns what you choose for your services. Suggested Classes: Any with a good education.
BOUNTY HUNTER
This will be a self employed position. Bounty hunters range from all types of people, but the majority are ex soldiers who are looking to make money the best way they can. Skilled in tracking, survival, and bushcraft. Trained in warfare with a strong set of nerves under duress, these men and women of the West are willing to bring outlaws to justice. Responsible to: The person/s that hired you. Salary: This will be decided on per bounty or case. Suggested Classes: Wrangler Semi-Exclusive Item Use: Handcuffs
DETECTIVE
The Pinkerton Detective Agency is well known across the land. You can work for the Pinkertons or start your own agency, work with sheriffs, mayors, and doctors finding clues and tracking down outlaws. Responsible to: The person/s that hired you. Salary: This will be decided on per bounty or case. Suggested Classes: Doctor Semi-Exclusive Item Use: Handcuffs
POST OFFICE MASTER/MISTRESS
This will be a position the Mayor of a settlement will be responsible for filling and managing if the settlement has the Post Office perk, enabling them to send/receive telegrams, receive the seasonal Eastern Concord stipend and link up with the Pony Express route. Responsible to: The Mayor & the admin controlled ‘Eastern Concord Company’ Salary: This will be decided on between you & the Mayor. Each settlement will do this differently. Exclusive Item Make: Journal
SHOP OWNER
This will be a self employed position. You will be able to buy or rent a vacant storefront and pay rent to the Mayor of your settlement at an agreed rate. Most stores will come with accommodation included which you should consider your primary abode. Responsible to: Yourself Salary: Whatever you can make.
RELIGIOUS ORDER
This will be a self employed position. If available within your settlement you may manage and work from a place of worship, on discussion with the Mayor. Please see the rules for information on religion in GSRP. Responsible to: The Mayor & your chosen higher power.
MINER/PROSPECTOR
This is a self employed position. Take your donkey, and your pick to the nearest mine gather up resources to be sold for profit. It’s dirty tough work and the hours are long but it puts food on your table. Responsible to: Yourself Salary: Whatever you can make.
PONY EXPRESS RIDER
This will be a position the Post Office Master/Mistress will be responsible for managing and filling if the settlement has the Post Office perk, enabling them to send/receive telegrams and link up with the Pony Express route. Responsible to: The Post Office Master/Mistress Salary: This will be decided on between you & the PO Master/mistress.
TEACHER
This will be a position the Mayor of a settlement will be responsible for filling and managing. You will work from a schoolhouse, the building of which should be arranged with the Mayor. Responsible to: the Mayor Salary: This will be decided on between you & the Mayor. Each settlement will do this differently.
JOURNALIST/PHOTOGRAPHER
This will be a similar position to the store keeper. You will be able to buy or rent a vacant storefront, set your prices independently and pay rent to the Mayor of your settlement at an agreed rate. When purchasing your exclusive item, the camera, at the bank you will need to give your business location. You can have your own studio, work for the local newspaper, or even the undertaker. Responsible to: Yourself Salary: Whatever you can make. Exclusive Item Use: Camera (purchased at the Federal Bank)
BARBER
Any wigs from the Cute Hair mod should be kept realistic to the time & place. Ask an admin for a list of approved styles.
This will be a similar position to the store keeper. To be able to purchase the barber’s exclusive items of scissors and hair tonics you must have a shopfront rented in a town or have a building on your own land built specifically for your barber business. When purchasing the tonics at the bank you will be asked for your shop’s location. You will be able to set your prices independently and pay rent to the Mayor of your settlement at an agreed rate. Responsible to: Yourself Salary: Whatever you can make. Exclusive Item Use: Scissors Exclusive Items for purchase: Hair Style Tonic (from Federal Bank) & Hair Growth Tonics (made by Doctors, can resell). Exclusive Mod Use: Cute Hair Mod - The Cute Hair items should not be housed outside of a barber’s shop.
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