Welcome to PINCHED !

STERLING CITY. With a population that tips just over 8.5 million, spread over 300 square miles, it's become ideal for assimilating criminal life in with day to day activities. Between the hustle and bustle of every day life, there's shadier things happening in the dark. All but running the entire city, three mafia families reside in the large city: Castellano, Zarcone, and Moreau–each with their own idea of how to pull the marionette strings. As of now, no one family is on top.

PINCHED! is a modern-day, literate mafia RPG supported by a premium jcink subscription. This site has a rating of 3-3-3 for those who use RPG-R, meaning we've designed the site to allow mature content, an imaginative free space for our members to play without worry of restrictions.

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Alic Eron
PHOS  //  Jan 22 2018, 10:59 PM

For character creation, seek out the application here, fill it out, and post in the notification thread for a staff to check your app over. Make sure to tag a staff member once it's complete.

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Subforums: CLAIMS
CIVILIAN, Oliver Escar
WOLF  //  Jan 21 2018, 03:55 PM

Accepted characters will be moved here.

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-   CONNECT

Any sort of character development that isn't strictly in character can be done in the sub-boards located here.

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Subforums: PLOTTERS, CELL PHONES

Since it's easy to lose track of all the threads you're apart of at any given time, it's recommended that you use a thread tracker. Please make sure you keep it updated.

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In the case that you need the very specific brother of your character made, or his girlfriend, or any other character request, those types of threads can be placed here. If you're looking to make a new character, it is recommended that you check here first, in case you'd like to play one of these characters.

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ugly reply code dump
PHOS  //  Yesterday at 03:54 am

For any extras relating to your characters, there may be one sub-board to this board per player. In the board, the player can post whatever they want relating to their characters or Pinched (ex: extra information not in the biography, blurbs about NPCs relevant to your character, thread templates, etc). You must follow Pinched's rules, as well as JCink's ToS.


To have a board made for you, please contact a staff member.

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Residing in the center of the Castellano District, the Teatro Sole (the “Sun Theater”), serves as a main hangout for the family. Although it is no longer in use, this opera house has preserved its historic elegance throughout the years, and will remain an impressive focal point for the future. Much of the borgata pays tribute to its legacy, and will often be found doing small repairs to assure Teatro Sole’s good condition.

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Outfitted with a vintage casino, a spacious and winding boulevard for street racing, and underground boxing matches, Lucky Stop provides numerous locations to suit your gambling tastes. You can even catch up with your bookie–in bocca al lupo…good luck!

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The city's largest university in terms of size and student population, Silver Oak boasts a wide variety of programs to suit all interests. Founded by the borgata Castellano in 1979, the school ranks as one of the highest in the state. Go, Acorns!

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Subforums: QUAD, CLASSROOMS
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Have a debt to settle with a shylock and you need cash fast? Bring your valuables to the local pawn shop. We’ll provide you with a receipt so you can buy back your possessions later–if we haven’t already sold them off.

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Subforums: BACKROOM
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An old salvage yard that has been a constant in Sterling City for generations, the borgata uses Scrap’s as a main storage facility. The yard has an industrial crusher, in front of the vast warehouse.

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A cascading skyscraper that will provide an excellent silhouette for Sterling City’s skyline, the Zarcone family is currently using the future corporate offices regularly. Most of the building is completed and ready to open to the public, however, six months to an additional year of construction will be needed to finish the top few floors. The fully-operational elevator will take you from the underground parking all the way to the 45th floor.

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Zarcone has opened a wholesale beverage distribution center in Sterling City. Their specialty? Cutting the beverages with spring water in order to crank out cheaper product. Of course, this doesn’t affect business negatively for them - yet. Family members have access to the premier wine cellar, which stocks a variety of alcohols that have not been tampered with in any way.

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Subforums: WINE CELLAR, BACKROOM
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Luxurious condominiums for a fraction of the price, Washington Heights should be completed mid-2018. Until then, check out the model condo in case you're looking for new housing in the near future. Tours by appointment only.

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A classy gallery displaying dozens of modern paintings and sculptures from local artists, opened in the spring of 2017. The facility is sleek and stylish, fitting in well with the many skyscrapers going up in the surrounding blocks. It occasionally hosts galas and auctions.

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One of Sterling's many tattoo and piercing parlors, Skindependent is open late for all of your body art related needs. The staff of professionals (more or less) have no qualms about working on inebriated individuals, so don't worry.

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A towering and intimidating cathedral of gothic architecture, St.Cecilia’s has been an important Sterling landmark and tourist spot for generations. The old bell up in the tower rarely chimes these days. The front yard provides one of the few green spaces in the city, complete with a small pond and cast iron benches.

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LUCIAN BRANDO  //  Jan 22 2018, 06:30 PM

Here you can find establishments to fit some of your darker needs, including the Inn and Out hotel, the Come Together escort agency, as well as an adult entertainment shop.

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The local adult entertainment shop with an appropriately-shady presence. Adult video screenings are held in private rooms, and the back alley proves useful for transportation access.

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Subforums: BACKROOM, ALLEY
bookish charm
AMERY LUNDQVIST  //  Jan 21 2018, 03:06 AM

While open to the general public, the Crowne Library is a privately-owned establishment that’s often being renovated to keep up with the times. The most recent addition was the planetarium.

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One of the newest establishments in the Moreau district, this privately owned theater has become especially popular on the weekends, with cheaper concessions and tickets than the chain theater located in the Madison Street Mall.

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A notable landmark located in the center of the downtown area, Sterling's city hall is the go-to place for city council meetings and other significant events. In the rear end of the building, civilians of the city can pay for various bills charged to them. If you're lucky, you may catch the mayor in the hallways of the building between appointments - if you consider that luck.

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Surprising or not, the only place to legally purchase weapons in Sterling is at the Loose Cannon Weapons Shop. Guns line the walls with small, shiny padlocks on them, while smaller weapons sit behind glass counters. The owner of the shop likely has their own weapons within reach - you’d better be careful, if you have ulterior motives.

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Deep enough for large cargo ships to shore up and unload their goods, Indigo Bay provides a large yard for shipping containers as well as a private marina (Indigo Docks) for citizens. Occasionally, a submarine or naval ship will be available for tours, and people often take their sailboats out on the weekends.

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Subforums: DOCKS, SHIPPING YARD
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An overly cramped shop full of herbs, crystals, pendulums, and anything else your spiritual side might need. Tarot readings are available in the evenings, and the local coven meets once monthly.

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Built in the 1950s, this industrial factory resides close to the waterfront, allowing for exports to leave the city quickly and efficiently. Sterling Slide is packaged on the premises.

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The largest hospital within city limits, Sterling General has a reputable, friendly staff, and many doctors in the city have their offices on the premises.

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Madison Street plays host as the largest shopping district in Sterling. The Madison Street Mall has a plethora of stores, everything from a chocolatier to high-end boutiques. Premier Choice Bank is down the street, perfectly convenient for when you need to apply for your small business loans–legitimate or otherwise.

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downing life
KIRILL VASILIEV  //  Jan 20 2018, 01:54 PM

Sterling has a couple of popular nightlife attractions available. The dance club, Aurora, has a full bar and private lounges for karaoke. Across the street is the original Caffe Americano (number one coffee chain in the city). The Italian restaurant, Basilico, is one of many fine dining restaurants the culinary district has to offer.

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A natural park full of public facilities, Canova Gardens is a busy place on the weekends and holidays. Facilities include an aquarium, insectarium, the Zoo of Sterling (complete with a small petting zoo and science center), as well as an expansive playground outfitted with an old carousel.

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Once apart of Canova Gardens, the Sterling Natural History Museum has recently expanded, construction finishing in 2015. A popular spot for families, the SNHM features a handful of temporary exhibits yearly, as well as a vast permanent collection.

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A beautifully expansive year round market, Foxell Bazaar is the ideal spot to pick up everything from fresh vegetables to imported goods. Street performers entertain the crowds in the square outside.

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Subforums: FOOD COURT

Whether you're looking for a new or used vehicle, Granver Automative has an excellent stock to choose from a selection of manufacturers. Not finding what you want? Custom orders are no problem.

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MISFITS!
Tourist_BEAR  //  Jan 22 2018, 10:40 PM

A guest-friendly board for you to initiate contact, or return the favor.

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01. MONETARY SYSTEM
WOLF  //  Jan 6 2018, 03:51 PM

OOC, miscellaneous board for our members. Anything can go here, as long as it follows Pinched's rules and Jcink's ToS. Games, discussions, introductions and goodbyes are all welcome. Remember, this is out of character, so use your out of character accounts, not your character accounts!

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