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  D&D Homebrew Thread
Posted by: AyyBee121 - 11-23-2021, 23:39:21 PM - Forum: Media Discussion - No Replies

Exactly what it sounds like: A thread for discussing and sharing homebrew (fanmade) content for Dungeons & Dragons.

The first thing I want to discuss: Would "Conspiracy Theorist" make for a good background, or would it be more of a personality trait, and some other background should be used instead?

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  Mario D&D 5e Campaign
Posted by: AyyBee121 - 11-14-2021, 06:22:24 AM - Forum: Signups - Replies (61)

The Mushroom Kingdom. A massive land of seemingly endless adventure. While few of its citizens have answered the call to explore, a brave few have answered the call. Will you be the next?

This is a campaign for Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition, loosely based on the Super Mario Bros. franchise created by Nintendo, with a more high fantasy twist, with a few urban fantasy elements.

Races and Such
Credit for the following document to Persephone/kingslime80.
While the stats below are accurtate and the descriptions are mostly accurate, take the artwork used with a grain of salt, as this is a more high fantasy take on the Mario world with urban fantasy elements. Also completely ignore the "Homo Nintendonus" subrace listed under "Human", as it is not canon to this campaign.
https://www.gmbinder.com/share/-LNmeTe3Gjz0AFGi2rDL


Deities
  • Eldstar: Good. Knowldedge domain. Symbol is a large white mustache.
  • Mamar: Good. Life Domain. Symbol is a pink bow.
  • Skolar: Good. Knowledge/Tempest domain. Symbol is a pair of round spectacles.
  • Muskular: Good. Tempest domain. Symbol is a sailor's hat.
  • Misstar: Good. Light domain. Symbol is a yellow ribbon.
  • Klevar: Good. Knowledge domain. Symbol is a brown book.
  • Kalmar: Good. Light domain. Symbol is a brown handlebar mustache.
  • The Dark Star: Evil. War/Death domain. Symbol is a representation of the Dark Star itself.
  • The Great Mushroom: No alignment. Nature domain. Symbol is a mushroom with stars for spots.
  • The Shadow Queen: Evil. Trickery/War Domain.


Rules
  • The game will have about 6 slots to start. However, if more players wish to join, I may consider adding more.
  • In order to sign up, you must use a Dungeons and Dragons 5e character sheet, which can be found here, under "fifth edition starter sheets". You can either link them on your signing up post, or DM them to me directly. Do not ask me to do your character sheet for you, I do not want to do all the work. I you do not know how to fill out a character sheet, there are plenty of tutorials online.
  • Both canon characters and OCs are allowed. However, there are a few exceptions:
    • You cannot play as any major, main antagonists (with the exception of Wario and Waluigi). More minor antagonists, however, are allowed.
    • You cannot play as any character listed on the deities list, for obvious reasons.
    • If you use an OC that is not your own, please credit the original creator.
    • Only characters from Super Mario Bros and its spinoffs (Wario, Donkey Kong COuntry, Yoshi, etc.), or OCs based on these series, are allowed. Crossover characters (such as those from Super Smash Bros.) do not count, though I wil allow Mario-ified expies, so long as they are distinct enough from the originals.
  • You must roll honestly. Any suspicious rolls, and I will consider banning you from the campaign.
  • You may, by default, only use humans and the races listed in the link under "Races And Such" above (Mostly, see the rule below), and only use vanilla classes and backgrounds, which can also use the sub-classes listed under the same link, and if your character uses a deity from the "Deities" folder. If you wish to use homebrew or vanilla elements not listed above, please run it by me first and wait for my approval.
  • Related to the above, use of the "Homo Nintendonus" sub-race of human, while it is listed in the document I linked, is strictly prohibited, as all humans in this campaign are regular humans.
  • Be courteous and tolerant of other players. Refrain from doing anything that would make them uncomfortable or otherwise negatively affect their experience.
  • Slightly related to the above, avoid "murder hobo" behavior.


Slots:
  1. MadameButterflyKnife as Con Sensation
  2. [empty]
  3. KungFuCutbug as Bombastian
  4. GoldenCityBird as Goombjorg
  5. Florien as Devon Ian Cycad
  6. CustardAndPie as Princess Cherry

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  Like Tears In Rain: Signup
Posted by: PointMaid - 11-05-2021, 23:02:31 PM - Forum: Signups - Replies (18)

Like Tears in Rain


It's an era where travel between different times and different timelines is possible. When? Where? ...Unimportant. There are also sentient AIs working to keep the timeline as it is… and some working for groups who feel the timeline would be better off just a bit different. Or a lot different.

BOB-B is tasked with defending the current timeline. MORI-RT was developed by a group collaborating across other  timelines. They're not so happy with the status quo, and they're willing to go to some extreme lengths to put their ideas into practice.

You are all important in some way. How? ...Well, even the two AIs can't see all eventualities. But you've been kidnapped and put into… well, a containment. You have all amenities. It's a pretty nice place. There's even a room with portals back to your own times and dimensions…. You have to be back here at night though. They know where you live. Literally.

A few of you are supporters of the group behind MORI-RT. Not even BOB-B knows which ones. But the supporters will try to erase the others from the timeline, permanently.

THIS GAME WILL BE CUSTOMIZED THE PLAYERS. Yes, you can still change your character and of course you can drop out. This will mean that there will be a longer than usual time after signups in order to complete the customization. The game is expected to start in the middle of December. Please be patient, and understand that this is a slightly higher commitment than usual, but as I said you can still change characters or drop out and be replaced. Co-hosting will be MadameButterflyKnife!

RULES
There will be 12 slots and three scum tasked with erasing the others from the timeline, permanently. The scum will be the only ones allowed through the portals at night.  The innocents will have one Bus Driver who will be able to covertly switch two people's portals so that actions done on one person will be instead done on another. The other innocents are Town Backup Bus Drivers (have a chance of becoming the Bus Driver if the Bus Driver  is killed) or one Town Cop (Able to investigate whether a player is scum; this is affected by Bus Driving). Inspired by this MafiaScum setup: https://wiki.mafiascum.net/index.php?title=Bus_Service

No godmodding. No being a jerk.

If you're dead, don't post in the thread, and don't reveal what you know to those who are still playing, especially who killed you.

Please make sure all rollable actions are prefaced with a ">" as in "> [character] tries to open the locked safe." Food, drink, and moving to a place you're allowed to be are not rolled actions and do not need to be prefaced that way. Obtaining items is a rollable action.

Voting: to vote on who is a scum, use the format "/vote [character]".

There will be challenges. The best responses to the challenge will win immunity for the night (One response will be chosen as best by each of the two co-hosts. Inventiveness, writing, and amusement factor may be a part of the judging criteria, but 'what is best' is up to the two co-hosts.)

Have fun! (...Suggested, anyway. If you're not having fun, you are welcome to leave at any time.)



MAPS
               



SIGN UP TEMPLATE
Name:

Age:

Species:

Gender/Pronouns:

Height and Weight (approximate is ok):

Abilities:

General Background (Where are they from? What major events have they been though? Etc.):

Other:



CAST LIST:

1. Amy (Kennifer)
2. T-800 (Matthew)
3. Sakuya Izayoi (Despair's Archon of Memes)
4. Helena (Dookie)
5. Charis Spiros (wingedcatgirl)
6. Dr. Simon Glass (Geek)
7. Missingno (Zanreo)
8. Kaworu Nagisa (Risdio51)
9. Sericle (SomeLibre)
10. Gwyneth Paltrow (EeveeGirlChey)
11.
12.

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  The Aurora Project - Day 4: We're All Done With This Shit
Posted by: SomeLibre - 10-30-2021, 02:00:10 AM - Forum: Murdergames - Replies (936)

Birghan Peak Base Map
                   



THE CAST
THE HOSTS
1. SomeLibre - Heeko Amekawa
2. @Magolor - The Pianist

THE PLAYERS
1. @TheGeekArtist08 - Dr. Rodney(?) Gerald NECROMANCER Welp, didn't even get to see how disastrous his necromancy would even be.
2. @Oggy123 - Nintendo 
3. @Kennifer - Holly HACKER ...she's THAT done with all of this!? THAT DONE!?
4. @PointMaid - Ruby Ramirez YETI Most fucked up misassignment ever.
5. @Despair's Archon of Memes - Reisen Udongein Inaba MAD SCIENTIST ...Losing everything be like...this.
6. @Zanreo - KMIY DEFECTOR [sigh] Didn't think enlisting aliens to act as Traitor moles would wind up like this...
7. @Dookie - June CRACKER Ugh, what a real pushover! Next time I get a kid in, they'll put up a fight regardless of the odds!
8. @KungFuCutbug - Sherry Jeréz
9. @awe921 - Russell Seager HUNTER I KID YOU NOT THIS GUY DIDN'T EVEN WAIT FOR THE BOSS TO EXECUTE HIM-
10. @Goose - Bow
11. @wingedcatgirl - Dubhe
12. @MadameButterflyKnife - Voi

Replaced:
1. TalesOfUnder - Nikei Yomiuri (replaced by Sherry Jeréz (KungFuCutbug))
2. door-kun - Hajime Makunochi (replaced by Dubhe (wingedcatgirl))




Location: Birghan Peak
Date: 26th December, 2021


The helicopter you're in lands in a pretty flat area for someplace as high as Birghan Peak. It's been tough to get there in the first place, given that the altitude of the place inevitably has thin atmosphere, and the constant snow that envelops the peak.

Once the engine of the chopper turns off, all twelve of you exit it, rush to the main cabin of the place, and unpack, as a man with cat-ear-like hair tufts and winter clothing shows up to you and introduces himself.

"Hello everyone, and welcome to Birghan Peak! You've all been recruited here to assist in The Aurora Project. I'm Heeko Amekawa, the Project's lead and its external communicator!"

He gives a pat to a cat woman with a humanoid figure.

"This here's the Pianist, my assistant! I've been doing a favor for her, and in return she's been helping me out on the Project!"

"Say, why don't you all get to know each other first?"

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  Interest check central
Posted by: wingedcatgirl - 10-27-2021, 05:44:27 AM - Forum: OOC threads - Replies (16)

Discuss RPs you're interested in starting and see if anyone's interested in joining them.

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  Experiment 194
Posted by: Dookie - 10-17-2021, 18:48:44 PM - Forum: Murdergames - Replies (845)

Backstory:
Innovision Labs is a scientific company based around technological advancements and biological ways. They use these to develop great machines, find new species of animals, and advertising to you in the scummiest way possible.

But what they found on that fateful day...November 18, 2003. Jay-Z releases The Black Album. Blink-182 releases Blink-182. And a certain scientist from Innovision finds something amazing, yet terrible whilst investigating a crator that crashed in his home town...



Roles
:

Defensive Monsters:

Fursona: On the first night, you may use your puppy eyes to form an alliance with another person. You can talk in Discord PMs until one of you dies. The other player may kill others, but they cannot kill you, and vice versa.

Slime Monster: Twice a game, you may protect yourself from a kill (and "slime" your potential killer) if you feel like you are going to be targeted.

Imposter/Alien: sus. You can convince people that someone, including you, is not the killer. During voting, you may protect somebody, including yourself, from being voted out. You can only do this once.

Kemonomimi: You hear real good with those cute ears! Each night, you may hear someone. You will learn everyone who visits that person.

Monster Clown: It's hard to find a good clown these days, huh? Tragic! [mad chuckling] Twice per game, they may swap themselves with another player at night, which affects all actions targeting you and the swapped player.

Candyman: A man made of candy! Every night, you can share your candy with another person, who can eat the candy any other night and be protected from any killers.

Offensive Monsters:

Reverse Mermaid: The reverse mermaid has a gun, for some reason. It has one bullet. They can choose to fire it at someone during a night phase. In the day, it will become known that they shot it. This shot is mainly to be fired at either a bad player or a sus one, but if you randomly shoot it at a non-bad non-sus person, I won't judge. You cannot be voted out because of your shot.

Invisible Man: Every night, you must visit someone. If that person was supposed to be killed, you protect them. The second time you stumble in front of someone you were supposed to kill, you die in their place.

Gorgon/Medusa: Your stone cold stare could turn anyone away! Every night, you may use it to stop someone from using their role each night.

The Troll: Wake up, you're gonna do a little trolling. You can "troll" another player at night, which can impose impedements in investigation during that night, and the following dayphase.

Shapeshifter: Each night, you may target a living player. You will use the ability of the player you targeted the previous night on them.

Ghost: If you can get yourself lynched during the day, you may leave alive, and execute someone else.



Rules
1. This is set in October of 2005. I'm not going to limit any characters, but if you choose a character from the present day, I am not going to explain how they got there...that's on you.

2. No godmodding or stuff like that.

3. For characters who already are one of the monsters. They are allowed,but they'll just turn human instead. They'll have the same powers, though.

4. If you do not have any significant posts (E.G., invstigating, interacting with others, investigating the map) for one in-game day, unless you have a reason, I will warn you. If you continue to turbo-lurk, I will kick you.

5. Don't be a jerk to others OOC.

6. If you're dead, you cannot post in the thread, and don't even think about revealing your killer.

7. PM all night actions to me. Do not post in the thread at night.

8. Votes will be formatted as /Vote [X]. You willl have to "Whisper" them to the scientists. AKA voting will be anonymous. You will send in any vote you have through Discord PMs.

9. Have fun. It's not mandatory, but it's suggested.



Characters
Tony - The President of Innovisions Inc. Tries to be nice, but will resort to any way he can to achieve his goals. Was the one behind the Experiment.

https://ibb.co/PYd0rMw

Lars - Security guard in his late 20s. Works for the company.

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Jessica - Daughter of Tony. Has long pink hair and a tail because of experimenting on her.

https://ibb.co/zmGc6nD

Riley - Sibling of a worker at the plant, came here to see the monsters in action.

https://ibb.co/ZNMS8vb

Markov - Former second hand man to Tony, pissed over getting replaced.


https://ibb.co/LQ272tM

H - Current President. Recluse. Keeps his hat on all the time.

https://ibb.co/d4JsfBh





Subject Test Sheet:

1. Jack “J.S.” Smith (PointMaid)

2. Melissa (Kennifer)

3. Spamton G. Spamton (Zanreo)

4. Ashley & Red (Tales)

5. Hallie Matthews (Sylvi)

6. Cirno (MP)

7. Michael Afton (Geek)

8. Banch (Libre)

9. Zen (Lavender)

10. Kirby (Oggy)

11. Enoch Trebber (Weirdguy)

12. Jevil (Door)





You wake up in darkness. Even with your eyes open, you cannot see.

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  The Aurora Project - Signup Thread
Posted by: SomeLibre - 10-16-2021, 00:41:23 AM - Forum: Signups - Replies (20)


Location: Birghan Peak
Date: 26th December, 2021


The helicopter you're in lands in a pretty flat area for someplace as high as Birghan Peak. It's been tough to get there in the first place, given that the altitude of the place inevitably has thin atmosphere, and the constant snow that envelops the peak.

Once the engine of the chopper turns off, all twelve of you exit it, rush to the main cabin of the place, and unpack, as the Project's lead shows up to you, introduces himself, and tells you all about The Aurora Project, all to make the ultimate telecommunications transmission hub.

But for three of you among the ones who came here...you've been assigned by an unknown party (well, unknown to the others, that is) to enact sabotage upon the Project...


Meet the Hosts!
   

Heeko Amekawa (Libre): He works for an as-of-now unknown company, who assigned him as the leader the Project. He primarily handles communications from the outside world, though, and as such he's invited twelve of you to help him with the heavy duty of construction and such. Of course, he's had a fair share of folks trying to overthrow, ruin, or overtake his Project, and so to deal with those meddlesome fools, he's enlisted the help of...

   

The Pianist (@Magolor): As her name suggests, she's the pianist of a jazz band. Hailing from the Void, she's the more calculating one of the group. Although she's just here to do a few errands, and help out, because the Singer urged her to...with a love for violence, expect her to be one of the few to not care about the death and blood. Which is real helpful when you can't just send away anyone that tries to fuck with your Project!



Gameplay
Baseline
The Aurora Project is an 8-town, 3-scum, 1-third party mafia game. The town is known as the Survivors, while the scum are known as the Traitors. The town's goal is to eliminate all of the scum, whilst the scum's goal is to equal the non-scum's numbers with theirs. The third party's goal will be described in the Roles folder below.

Investigation
Every day, there'll be an investigation on figuring out who killed the latest victim. The investigation system will be similar to that of Murder in the Mountains, where there's no RNG, but there'll be reduced evidence that's less likely to lead immediately to any certain targets.

Both town and scum can send private actions to the hosts to further their goals. The sole third-party role cannot send private actions during this phase.

If the player feels like they've got enough evidence, they can send their vote publicly at anyone they think is scum to get them executed. If no majority is reached, the plurality will be executed. If there's a tie, one will be selected at random.

Challenges
Once the hammered player is executed, the game shifts to the Challenge phase, where players will be given a series of tasks to complete for a chance to gain immunity from being killed by gaining the highest amount of points.

The success of these tasks will be first determined by 1-10 RNG, then once the RNG results are collected, a -5 to +5 point modifier system will affect the collected score, based on what kind of actions were performed to complete the tasks (i.e. between "pepperspray the bears" and "punch the bears" to deter them, the latter is more likely to give a point penalty; between "use an axe" and "use a chainsaw" to chop down trees, the latter is more likely to give a point bonus). Whoever has the highest amount of points will be determined after everyone has performed their tasks, the successes are rolled, and the modifiers have been added.

Night Phase
Night phase hits after the challenges are over. Everyone with a power role must confirm via PMing the hosts (currently me and Magolor) on whether or not they want to do their actions, otherwise it'll be automatically assumed that the player did not perform an action. The scum must also send their kill action at this phase.



Rules
1: Godmodding and puppeteering are not allowed.
2: Edits are only allowed if it's to fix formatting mistakes. Double-post to fix any grammar or wording mistakes.
3: IC jerkassery will be tolerated, OOC jerkassery will not. Be cool and respectful with others.
4: Please make sure you'll be able to participate in this game before signing up. And if you need to leave mid-game, tell the hosts so that we can find a replacement.
5: Turbolurking is not allowed. Don't post just for the sake of posting. Give actual substance or meaningful impact to the posts you give.
6: Do not reveal your roles under any circumstances. This also includes claiming that you're not a specific role. The only way roles can be revealed is if you get murdered or executed.
7: No stalling from both sides. The scum are expected to send a kill action every night (or else someone will randomly die, with both scum and town at risk), and the town are expected to vote someone out each day, and are not allowed to no-lim.
8: Whilst jerkassery and the occasional off-color comment is okay, NSFW, inappropriate, or outright disruptive stuff (such as Bill's Brother, or Steambot 3000 self-executing itself without giving the GM any OOC leeway to determine if its allowed or not) are absolutely not okay.
9: All private messages sent must be sent to all of the hosts (currently me and Magolor).
10: Remain in-character in the thread, and have fun!



Roles
SURVIVORS

Volunteer: Has no special abilities.

Necromancer: Twice per game, you can speak to the dead by asking the hosts a question of 20 words or less. The dead player will then respond in 20 words or less, and you will be told their reply.

Detective: Gets 3 chances per game to get clues on the role of anyone they choose to investigate. Each investigative PM upon someone contains 4-5 roles, one of which is the investigated player's correct role.

Medic: Every night, you can choose to protect someone from getting killed.

Defector: Has a 2-time use ability to learn anyone's alignment. The results that'll show up are "Traitor" for Traitors, and "Not A Traitor" for anyone who isn't a Traitor.

Hacker: Once per night, protect a named location in the map from getting attacked by the Cracker. If the Cracker attacks the location in question, the attack fails and any action that involves the location in the challenge phase gets a +1 RNG modifier.

Hunter: Once per game, you may choose to kill someone. If they're a Traitor, they die, If they're not a Traitor, you die.

TRAITORS

Mad Doctor: Can block someone's role 3 times per game.

Mad Scientist: Can perform a single ninjakill once per game, that will leave the kill result exactly as the Traitor intends in their kill PM, without leaving any other possible evidence.

Cracker: They have 3 times to perform an action per game, which is one of the two following actions:
  • Sabotage a named location in the map, which inflicts a -1 RNG modifier on any actions that involve the location during the challenge phase.
  • Muffle any clues the Detective could get by swapping one of the possible roles with another.

THIRD PARTY

Yeti: If you get voted out, you can vote someone else to be executed in your stead, whilst you'll leave the game instead. The Yeti is not allowed to send private actions during the day.



Signup Template
Name:
Appearance:
Age:
Gender/Pronouns:
Height, Weight and Size:
Abilities:
Other:



Cast list:

1. TheGeekArtist08 - Dr. Rodney(?) Gerald ...well, if the smooth helicopter ride to here is any proof...
2. Oggy123 - Nintendo Winter Direct, much?
3. Kennifer - Holly Done with your shit, and apparently, done with the cold.
4. PointMaid - Ruby Ramirez Did you heard the news of a group's disbandment and another oven bomb?
5. Despair's Archon of Memes - Reisen Udongein Inaba Time Cop's on a non-temporal assignment? Intriguing...
6. Zanreo - KMIY Sorry folks, no arson allowed here.
7. Dookie - June Got stuck in the past once? Wonder if the Time Cop here had any involvement in the matter...
8. KungFuCutBug - Sherry Jeréz You've got NO reason to steal people's pockets here!
9. awe921 - Russell Seager Eh, you look more "cold-hearted" than "heartless" to me.
10. Goose - Bow Charming!
11. wingedcatgirl - Dubhe Unfortunately, timelines are out of my expertise.
12. MadameButterflyKnife - Voi A fine taste of jobs too!

On-deck replacements:
1.

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  Caliburn's Inclement Emerald Nuzlocke
Posted by: Caliburn - 10-08-2021, 01:17:50 AM - Forum: Alive Blogs - Replies (1)

Hey, y'all wanna see some dead bodies?

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This right here is Pokemon Inclement Emerald, a newer hack that takes the classic Pokemon Emerald experience and spruces it up with a bunch of new content! That means new places to explore, new ways to encounter Pokemon, tougher battles along the journey, and (as of the latest update, version 1.7.1) 809 Pokemon to catch and train! I've been playing around with it a bit, and it's a blast, so I decided to share it with y'all.

There is a catch, however.

I'm going to be nuzlocking this game. That means two big things, and I think anyone who's heard the word "nuzlocke" knows what the first one is.

  1. When my Pokemon faint, they're dead, and I can never use them in battle again.
  2. I can only catch the first Pokemon I encounter in a given area. If I fail to catch it, I've lost my encounter for the area. Additionally, if I've already caught a particular Pokemon, I can't catch any other instances of that Pokemon.
These two rules form the basis of a nuzlocke challenge, but I'll be implementing some other rules to make things even harder on myself. You'll see what I mean when I get to that.

With all that out of the way, we have a lot of struggle and heartbreak to get to, so I'll just cut to the chase.

Chapter 1: First Steps
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The game starts with the typical "welcome to the world of Pokemon" spiel from Professor Birch. Nothing much to note from the outset.

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Damb, not even gonna phrase it as a matter of pronouns or style. I thought you were better than this, Birch.

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I can't fit Caliburn within the seven-character limit here, so I'll be making do with the name Callie.

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They added in this little section to give a basic summary of Inclement Emerald, which I already provided y'all with. I'll be skipping over that part.

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Aha, here we go! This is where the other rules of my challenge come into play! I'm going to be playing on Challenge Mode, the hardest difficulty available to me! This means a few things:
  1. I can't use items in battle. That means no healing and no stat-boosting.
  2. Battle style is locked to Set Mode. That means that, when I take out an opposing trainer's Pokemon, I won't get a free switch to another of my own mons.
  3. Enemy trainers will have stronger teams. Pretty self-explanatory.

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Call me sadistic, but yeah, I'd say that sounds appealing to me. Now, let the adventure begin!

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...Hey so I know everyone and their mom has joked about this but why am I in the back of a moving van

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No seriously mom why did I have to ride with all the boxes and junk, what's up with that

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Oh cool we have giant sloths unpacking our shit

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I go upstairs to set the clock, and when I come back down, dad's on TV! But I miss it, alas. You know, I just noticed that there's this ten-second music loop that plays during this scene that doesn't seem to come up anywhere else in the game. What's up with that?

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Now I gotta visit my next-door neighbor, Brendan.

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Honestly, dude, I dunno what I am. All I can tell you is that I'm not a guy.

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Depending on how I answer this question, the starters I can pick from will change. You'll see what region I went with in a sec, don't worry.

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After all that, I can finally save this grown-ass man from a small raccoon and claim my first Pokemon in the process! And that Pokemon shall be...

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...the worst one I could've possibly picked!
Actually, not quite. While Chikorita's notorious as being the worst starter Pokemon, Inclement Emerald has given most Pokemon some minor buffs that make even the worst ones worth using! As such, Chikorita's got some tricks up its sleeve that I'd like to try out.

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The fight with the Zigzagoon was so short that it wasn't worth screenshotting.

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Aplomb. I love that word. Wish the remakes kept it in, but unfortunately, they retranslated some of the dialogue, and we lost aplomb in the process. For shame.

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Unfortunately, my game crashed and I had to completely redo that opening portion, but whatever! I'm just as fine off with Narcissus as I was with my original Chikorita. The nature could use some work, though. (A red stat means it's boosted, while a blue stat means it's weaker; Chikorita is a bulky special attacker, so this is really lackluster.)

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I make my way up to Oldale Town, and here we see a pretty interesting change: Poke Marts now hold equippable items for battle, rather than Poke Balls and healing items. Those are instead sold within Pokemon Centers. Speaking of which...

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Another cool addition this game has is the Poke Vial! It's like a one-use Pokemon Center that you can use whenever you want!

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Narcissus got a level-up on my way to meet (and fight) Brendan on Route 103. Didn't realize Chikorita got Poison Powder this early. That's gonna be fun to play around with.

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Brendan still only uses one of the Hoenn starters, regardless of what region you picked your starter from. Time to stall his Torchic out and hope it doesn't know Ember yet!

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Well, that wasn't too bad. Now it's back to the lab again so I can grab some Poke Balls and really get this nuzlocke started!

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Oh okay thanks Brendan that's actually really kickass

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Since this hack lets you run from the get-go, mom gives you the Old Rod instead of the Running Shoes. This'll be very useful for when I want to catch a Magikarp (unironically).

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My first encounter on the first route is... a Zigzagoon. Dammit, I could've gotten a Zorua...

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Well, at least he's got Pickup! Now I can farm items to my heart's content, just as long as I don't get Ratatosk killed while doing so.

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My encounter for Route 103 is a Shinx! Bit of a shame that he came with Rivalry rather than Intimidate (Intimidate lets me start off a battle with an Attack debuff on the opponent, whereas Rivalry... doesn't), but still, I appreciate whatever early-game Electric-types I can come across.

My encounter for Route 102 is a
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son of a BITCH

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...Actually, with that nature and that ability, I can't be mad forever. I mean, sure, I would've preferred a Ralts or a Lotad, but Bidoof can be fun to use too.
Also, I haven't said this outright yet, but I have a mythology-based naming scheme going on with my Pokemon. Narcissus is an obvious one, but Ratatosk is the messenger squirrel who traversed Yggdrasil in Norse mythology, and Indra is a Vedic deity of storms. As for Doober?

He's Doober.

With that, I think I'll call it a wrap for this installment of my journey through Hoenn. It wasn't terribly eventful, but it was a start. Maybe there'll be some bloodshed in the next chapter! I mean, I hope not, but who knows?


Side note, sorry the images are so big. I'll shrink mGBA's window a bit next time I take screenshots for this liveblog.

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  Experiment #194
Posted by: Dookie - 10-04-2021, 22:30:29 PM - Forum: Signups - Replies (16)


Commercial "RCC" Script
To air on 4/05/04

Innovision Labs: The Future Is Now.

Here at Innovision Labs, we're focused on bringing the newest technology to your home. Safely, and efficientely. That is why we announce our new Rax Research Center, located in 


DONT AIR





17 months later...

Gameplay
:

At the start of the game, you will be assigned a monster. This is both your role, and the monster you change into during the night.

Every evening and night, you will change forms from a human into a monster. You may explore the laboratory, use the role, and possibly kill someone during the night.

If you kill someone, you will also have the chance to kill a scientist. Their body will not be investigatable, as the other scientists will haul that body away, but you can double your body count without doubling the holes in the player list.

During the day, you may investigate a murder, find out lore, or try to figure out whatever the fuck is going on.

Game ends after 6 in-game days.



Backstory:
Innovision Labs is a scientific company based around technological advancements and biological ways. They use these to develop great machines, find new species of animals, and advertising to you in the scummiest way possible.

But what they found on that fateful day...November 18, 2003. Jay-Z releases The Black Album. Blink-182 releases Blink-182. And a certain scientist from Innovision finds something amazing, yet terrible whilst investigating a crator that crashed in his home town...



Roles
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Defensive Monsters:

Fursona: On the first night, you may use your puppy eyes to form an alliance with another person. You can talk in Discord PMs until one of you dies. The other player may kill others, but they cannot kill you, and vice versa.

Slime Monster: Twice a game, you may protect yourself from a kill (and "slime" your potential killer) if you feel like you are going to be targeted.

Imposter/Alien: sus. You can convince people that someone, including you, is not the killer. During voting, you may protect somebody, including yourself, from being voted out. You can only do this once.

Kemonomimi: You hear real good with those cute ears! Each night, you may hear someone. You will learn everyone who visits that person.

Monster Clown: It's hard to find a good clown these days, huh? Tragic! [mad chuckling] Twice per game, they may swap themselves with another player at night, which affects all actions targeting you and the swapped player.

Candyman: A man made of candy! Every night, you can share your candy with another person, who can eat the candy any other night and be protected from any killers.

Offensive Monsters:

Reverse Mermaid: The reverse mermaid has a gun, for some reason. It has one bullet. They can choose to fire it at someone during a night phase. In the day, it will become known that they shot it. This shot is mainly to be fired at either a bad player or a sus one, but if you randomly shoot it at a non-bad non-sus person, I won't judge. You cannot be voted out because of your shot.

Invisible Man: Every night, you must visit someone. If that person was supposed to be killed, you protect them. The second time you stumble in front of someone you were supposed to kill, you die in their place.

Gorgon/Medusa: Your stone cold stare could turn anyone away! Every night, you may use it to stop someone from using their role each night.

The Troll: Wake up, you're gonna do a little trolling. You can "troll" another player at night, which can impose impedements in investigation during that night, and the following dayphase.

Shapeshifter: Each night, you may target a living player. You will use the ability of the player you targeted the previous night on them.

Ghost: If you can get yourself lynched during the day, you may leave alive, and execute someone else.



Rules
1. This is set in October of 2005. I'm not going to limit any characters, but if you choose a character from the present day, I am not going to explain how they got there...that's on you.

2. No godmodding or stuff like that.

3. For characters who already are one of the monsters. They are allowed,but they'll just turn human instead. They'll have the same powers, though.

4. If you do not have any significant posts (E.G., invstigating, interacting with others, investigating the map) for one in-game day, unless you have a reason, I will warn you. If you continue to turbo-lurk, I will kick you.

5. Don't be a jerk to others OOC.

6. If you're dead, you cannot post in the thread, and don't even think about revealing your killer.

7. PM all night actions to me. Do not post in the thread at night.

8. Votes will be formatted as /Vote [X]. You willl have to "Whisper" them to the scientists. AKA voting will be anonymous. You will send in any vote you have through Discord PMs.

9. Have fun. It's not mandatory, but it's suggested.



Night Phase Explained
BIG NOTE: You can learn other people's night roles by interacting with them at night.

Notes, Tips & Tricks:

1. You may not only kill another person, but also a nameless NPC/background character, and even an established character. Every character so far in the game is able to be killed, each impacting the story in a different way. So you can kill Tony, Jessica, Lars, Riley, an unestablished guard or worker, or one another.

2. To keep roleplay fun, characters' personalities will stay as themselves during the nights, but they are also a bit rabid and primal during the nights (to help explain why a character who would normally never kill would kill).

3. I advise you to do night actions. Whether it be talking with someone else, destroying the fuck out of the lab, snorting coke, or murdering not-innocent workers, I hope night action is as active as day.

4. All kill attempts will have an attack and defense rolled for the killer and target, respectively.If the killer gets a higher roll, then the person dies. If the target gets a higher roll, they stay alive, and cannot be targeted by the killer again that night.

5. During the night, your characters are officially their role. For example, the fursona is a fursona whilst talking, the slime monster is a slime monster, etc. Whilst interacting with someone, you will learn their role, and can use that to help roleplaying.



Sign-Up Sheet
Name:
Picture/Appearence:
Age:
Height and Weight (For the hell of it):
Personality:
Abilities:
Any Additional Info:





Subject Test Sheet:

1. Jack “J.S.” Smith (PointMaid)

2. Melissa (Kennifer)

3. Spamton G. Spamton (Zanreo)

4.

5. Hallie Matthews (Sylvi)

6. Cirno (MP)

7. Michael Afton (Geek)

8. Banch (Libre)

9. Zen (Lavender)

10. Kirby (Oggy)

11. Sid (Magolar)

12. Jevil (Door)


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  the riverdale thread.
Posted by: Huney - 10-04-2021, 13:40:29 PM - Forum: Alive Blogs - Replies (9)

Hello, everyone.

I warned that this would happen.

So I started watching Riverdale the other day, don't ask me why, I just did. And I thought, hey, why would I do this if I can't make people hurt with me? So here we are!

First, some background. I know the characters of Archie, and that's about it. Apparently Afterlife with Archie is cool? Oh, and Archie Comics handled Sonic's comic, at least in the US, until Ken Penders came along and ruined everything. A Sonic crossover episode of Riverdale hasn't come out yet but I'm crossing my fingers.

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So NORMALLY, I'd sit down, watch an episode, and recount what I saw and how I feel immediately afterward. But here's the thing.

I've seen the first episode of Riverdale three times now. One alone, one with my girlfriend, and another again just to... uhm.
Well I saw it three times, that's the important part. And I don't wanna watch it four times.

So for now I'm just gonna go off memory and if I fuck something up we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

With that in mind,



Chapter 1: Shut Up, Veronica

We open on the kid from Suite Life on Deck, here playing Jughead, explaining that he's from a town called Riverdale. He tells us that it's not like other towns, it's like Twin Peaks but boring. And it's like Twin Peaks but boring because one day Cheryl Blossom and her brother that she is way too close to Jason Blossom went boating. They hold hands, look each other in the eyes and talk like they're about to fuck? But don't worry, they don't. Jason just falls off the boat and dies, that's all. What a relief. Cut to them pulling Jason's body out of the lake, a woman named... uh. Hm. Well, ad later find out that she's the mother of Archie's best friend Betty. So Betty's mom says that she hopes Jason is burning in hell, like right in front of officers of the law. Which is definitely a normal thing to say about a teenage boy dying and not at all suspicious.

A cut to the implied daughter of this mom, Betty Cooper, hanging out with.
Jesus I've seen this episode three times and I can't remember his name, she's hanging out with... with, uh. Gay Guy.
So she's hanging out with Gay Guy and he's like "ya know if you wanna fuck Archie you better get on it, because he might be taken soon and whatall." Then he looks out the window and there's Archie now, with his shirt off! Get used to this sight, you'll be seeing it a lot. Or I will, at any rate. So Gay Guy goes "oh fuck, he's hot now! I'm the sassy gay friend, so I'm about this!"
Betty agrees.

Meet Veronica. You know, Veronica? Very rich Veronica, the title of this chapter Veronica? That Veronica. She's arrived at Riverdale in this... hotel? Mansion? Place that her mom owns, I can tell that much at least. After talking with one of the very polite people working there and implying she doesn't know what hamburgers are, we cut again to Archie and Betty
Okay I don't have to explain who Archie is right. You all know that already? Okay tight ANYWAY
We cut to Archie and Betty at a diner, Pops's place. And here we're introduced to one of Riverdale's more interesting mysteries, that is, when does this take place? There's modern day technology, MacBooks, earbuds, all that jazz, but it's all very clearly styled after the 50s aesthetic. So is this exclusive to the town of Riverdale, is this an alternate timeline where that styling never went away a la Fallout? It's an interesting question that I don't think the writers ever actually intended to be a question.
So anyway Archie and Betty are talking about... god I dunno, Norm Macdonald, when Betty decides here's where she'll ask him out. But oh here comes Veronica, demonstrating why I don't like her. You see, Veronica is a learned woman. And by a learned woman I of course mean she constantly references obscure things to sound impressive in a very frustrating way. She meets the two, talks about books and onion rings and leaves. and ohhhh my god I've wasted so much time here I gotta speed things up.

Uhhh Archie is with his dad, they talk about working at his dad's company, but Archie says he's gotta focus on Football, remember this. Betty shows Veronica around school and Gay Guy comes in and goes "hey, I'm a gay person." Veronica says she's now the Blue Jasmine of the school because nobody likes her dad. and we gotta pause before continuing the speedrun I didn't add the Blue Jasmine thing.
That's a real thing that her actor said with her whole mouth and everything. Think about that. A writer sat down, wrote Veronica calling herself the Blue Jasmine of this school, said "yep that's a line," then a whole other group of people said "yep that's a line," and every single person involved in this process gets paid more than you and I combined.

Okay? Got the dystopia in your mind? well you're living it

So after that, they're at an assembly where Cheryl Blossom remembers Jason and it's implied that Archie and his teacher Ms. Grundy fucked.

And that implication then becomes stone cold fact after we watch Archie and his teacher Ms. Grundy fuck.

This is what she looks like in the comic.

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Now Archie and Ms. Grundy who looks like that fucking is actually very important because they fucked on July 4th. Which aside from making it a very patriotic fucking, July 4th is ALSO the day Jason Blossom died. And they both heard gunshots shortly before Cheryl was found alone. Uh ohhhhhh!

Veronica and Betty try out for the cheerleader team that Cheryl leads and dawg imma be real this scene doesn't matter. Veronica and Betty make the team and that's the significance here. Betty is back home dancing around when her mom finds her in a cheerleader uniform. She's not happy about it because she's a crazy person and is happy about teenagers dying. Oh also Jason dated Betty's sister and things went bad? Being straight I cannot remember the details. Betty stands up for herself and gets her to get off her back MOM.

Later on, after some scenes that don't matter, they're at a party. Veronica tells Archie and Betty to ignore their tropes of jock and artist in this post-James Franco world (again, a real line that real people were paid real money to write) and they get to partying. Archie finds Ms. Grundy and says they need to talk about how they fucked on the day Jason died. She doesn't budge on that front because for some reason she doesn't want to come out about fucking one of her students, but she does at least let Archie visit her after school to discuss stuff which I guess will be important later. They then go to an after-party party at Cheryl's place where they play everyone's favorite game of non-consent, Spin the Bottle. It lands on Archie and Veronica. Well look, they don't fuck. Bit surprising but instead Veronica talks to Archie about Betty's feelings on him and how real they are. Unfortunately Betty doesn't know they aren't fucking so she runs off in tears. Veronica and Archie break apart to look for her.

While Archie is looking for her, he finds the kid from Sweet Life on Deck, who's writing a novel about Jason straight ass dying and Archie's like "man I dunno isn't it kind of crass to dramatize a guy's death like that" and Jughead is like "shut up Archie."

After this Archie finds Betty at her house. Because her own fucking house was his second guess as where she would be, and they talk. This is emotional.

The end.



Thoughts

See despite how much I talked nothing really happened in this episode huh. I don't really know what to take away outside of Veronica being annoying.

... OH, I should explain the significance of the scene of Archie and his dad!

See ya next time!

edit: oh yeah whups I forgot the episode ends with Gay Guy finding Jason's body and he has a bullet wound in his head ok bye bye

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