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Topic: Forum Games / Defend your House! (RP) (Sign-ups thread) (Signs are now closed, replacements always accepted)

I have to withdraw from game due to problems not related to game. Sorry if this is an inconvenience.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Defend your House! (RP) (Sign-ups thread) (Signs are now closed, replacements always accepted)

>arknarken leaving
Better handled than the others, but I don’t understand why Kirby’s not just slotted in.
That…is the point of having a reserve, yeah?

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Defend your House! (RP) (Game) -- Day 1, Afternoon--

Kalvin – Group 2
>handshake
After releasing the handshake, Kalvin just sort of nods. After a moment, he says “Well…these bodies aren’t gonna take care of themselves. So, if you figure out what you want…just lemme know.”
Kalvin gives you final nod before starting back outside, intending to bury the bodies adjacent to his crops.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Defend your House! (RP) (Sign-ups thread) (Signs are now closed, replacements always accepted)

I guess we’ll do that then. Back to plan 1

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Defend your House! (RP) (Sign-ups thread) (Signs are now closed, replacements always accepted)

Group 2
What should we do with the bodies?
My initial thought was to bury them in the back yard, but we’re (flavored) near a forest. We could just throw them some distance into the forest and be done with them. Or bury them in the forest, so there’s not bodies in the backyard.
Or we could put them back in the closet and just keep doing that until the closet’s full.
Or another plan?

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Defend your House! (RP) (Game) -- Day 1, Afternoon--

Kalvin – Group 2
“Her?” Kalvin looks over his shoulder to Gwen, before looking back to the cloaked figure. “Her name’s Gwen.”
Kalvin stares at the figure for a moment, trying to figure out his deal is. He just shows up for no reason, and waves off attacking tax collectors as ‘nothing’?
“Well…if you think of something, lemme know. Name’s Kalvin.” The farmer extends a hand, offering it for a handshake.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Defend your House! (RP) (Game) -- Day 1, Afternoon--

Kalvin – Group 2
Kalvin half-frowns at her pushing the handkerchief away, but she seems like a big girl. She can drink the blood off her face if she so chooses.

Standing up, Kalvin notices the cloaked figure standing in the door. Judging by the build, probably something similar to male underneath. Weird blue eyes peeking out, but given he just aided the group in their fight
“Howdy. I don’t figure you for a tax collector in the King’s Service.” Kalvin gives an overly dramatized bow, standing straight again with a roll of his eyes. “Thanks for the assist. What can I do you for?”


Kalvin really doesn’t get a lot of things about Gwen.
Also, I guess t6 is going with just now meeting the group and needing to be recruited?
(double also, t6, the fight was already inside the cottage.)

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Defend your House! (RP) (Game) -- Day 1, Afternoon--

Kalvin – Group 2
Kalvin frowns, quickly kneeling to the little girl’s level. “Hey hey, it’s alright. Okay, you did just bite that guy and drain his blood, but still…you did good.”
Kalvin pulls a handkerchief out of his overalls and motions for her to move toward him a little, so he can wipe the blood off of her mouth.
“I don’t really know what that was all about, and frankly I don’t care. You helped defend the house with whatever it was, and that makes it good in my mind.”



(He’s supposed to be acting sort of “older-brother-y,” not “creepy-old-farmer.” Guess I should have added he’s like mid-twenties in his description.)

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Defend your House! (RP) (Sign-ups thread) (Signs are now closed, replacements always accepted)

Could be that everyone has that’s registered in the kingdom has to pay taxes. Drayis and Kalvin were registered when they were born, Leaf had to register to sell her animal hides in town, Chet and Gwen…I dunno.
Regardless! The idea is that each of the characters paid part of the tax on the property rather than attempt to pay it separately. Bulk rate or something.
Now that we’re not paying taxes at all, I suppose that point’s sort of moot, but we’re banded together by “group together or die quickly.”

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Defend your House! (RP) (Game) -- Day 1, Afternoon--

Kalvin – Group 2
After finding a decent spot to bury/hide the bodies, Kalvin heads back into the cottage and happens upon a very confused Gwendolyn.
She’d shown up some time ago, somewhat ragged in appearance. Kalvin hadn’t had the heart to turn her away, and she’s been a welcome part of the house since, showing a knack for light fixing unusual for someone her size.
“…you uh…you got a little something…” Kalvin makes a wiping gesture around his mouth, attempting to convey that there’s still some blood on her. A small smile forms on his face, the amount of blood could hardly be called a small amount.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Defend your House! (RP) (Sign-ups thread) (Signs are now closed, replacements always accepted)

I’m on it then.
>begins working on post
[edit]
And then it was there. Sort of.
I’m also just hanging out on the character doc if someone wants to talk without clunky use of threads or PMs.

[edit2]
Looking at our group bios, a decent amount are from living in the forest/ wilderness. Maybe our group relations should be something like:
Cottage: located fairly near the forest
Drayis Vale: went halvsies on the original cottage deal, does magic and stuff
Kalvin: left his familial farmland for reasons yet to be discovered, halvsies on the original cottage deal
Leaf: the fact the house is near the forest works well for hunting, showed up before Chet, able to provide enough gold for a portion of the taxes each month
Chet: the fact the house is near the forest makes you feel at home, while still providing a foothold into the human world. showed up before Gwen, assists Leaf in her hunting?
Gwen: you’re a little girl, Kalvin’s got a soft spot. He doesn’t really get that she’s a couple centuries old.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Defend your House! (RP) (Sign-ups thread) (Signs are now closed, replacements always accepted)

Originally posted by aturtledoesbite:

OOC: So, I guess you guys aren’t too much for heavy RP. :(

I’m not particularly RP-heavy, but that’s also just how Kalvin would act. If there wasn’t the pressing matter of bodies not going into closets, Kalvin would take a moment and talk with the vampire child.
I can keep a conversation going if you/Gwen wants to talk. I promise I won’t be like “Kalvin ignores the little girl and keeps digging.”

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Defend your House! (RP) (Game) -- Day 1, Afternoon--

Kalvin – Group 2
Kalvin pockets the coins from both sources, responding to Leaf’s hunting request after he does so.
“Go ahead, I’ll work on putting these in a better place than the closet.”
Kalvin looks at the corpses, pats Gwen gently on the back, and then grabs a shovel and heads for a portion of the yard adjacent to his garden/farm, intending to create a deep hole to put the bodies in.
(At least 5 foot deep, so that’ll probably take the rest of Kalvin’s day.)

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Defend your House! (RP) (Sign-ups thread) (Signs are now closed, replacements always accepted)

Group 2 is best group. Or at least we’re similar in timezones and get good dice rolls.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Defend your House! (RP) (Game) -- Day 1, Afternoon--

Kalvin – Group 2
Not wasting any time, Kalvin turns to the next collector and starts jabbing at him as well.
He makes a mental note to put the bodies in a better hiding spot than the closet this time. Maybe under the farm.
(Attack lvl 1 Newbie Tax Collector (3) )

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Defend your House! (RP) (Game) -- Day 1, Afternoon--

Originally posted by aturtledoesbite:

(That feeling when someone posts sign-up things in the RP thread and not the sign-up thread.)

(I know that feel, bro.)

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The General Thread (A.K.A. Funky Town)

I’d assume it’s applying specifiers to the percentages.
58% of youth who list music every day are black
57% of youth who believe rap-music videos treat black women in bad and offensive ways are black males
But I could be wrong

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Defend your House! (RP) (Game) -- Day 1, Afternoon--

KalvinGroup 2
As the body falls out of the closet, I sigh and say “…wish you hadn’t seen that.”
Grabbing my pitchfork, I start jabbing at the middle collector.
(Attack lvl 1 Newbie Tax Collector (2) )

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Defend your House! (RP) (Sign-ups thread) (Signs are now closed, replacements always accepted)

Have any of the teams been assembled, or is that to happen after the game begins?

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The General Thread (A.K.A. Funky Town)

Again, ambition is a good thing.
But you need to take all things in moderation. More and sooner is not necessarily better. As you said, it sacrifices quality, and I can’t see a way to enjoy a game other than by its quality, except perhaps by the group you’re playing with.
I’ve found that one game that plays its full-course is typically more fun than several small games that end before they’re accomplished.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The General Thread (A.K.A. Funky Town)

“Rome wasn’t built in a day.”
While ambition is good, there’s also something to be said for patience. Taking the time to work out the kinks lets a game have a smooth transition from someone’s thoughts to the forums.
I’m not saying you should spend every waking moment of a week working on a forum game (that’s not healthy,) just that at least a little thought should go into the game and its execution.
The rule isn’t there to say no one can ever make games. It’s to encourage people pacing themselves and putting some thought into their games. And to get rid of spammers.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The General Thread (A.K.A. Funky Town)

Sitll, I can’t help but feel we’ve been around this loop of “I abuse the laws to show you the flaws” before.

First deve, just chill out a bit. We’re just talking about game limits, not plotting to kill Roger Rabbit.
(I say this because of the overuse of formatting and entirely capitalized words, both of which generally indicate emphasis or yelling.)

Second, it’s just a 1 week limit. If you’ve got ideas for 5 awesome games, focus on just 1 at a time. If it gets going, awesome. If not, then spend the rest of the week working on your next game, so it does get going.

Spending time preparing isn’t a punishment. It’s the right thing to do. If your first game tanks, it’s probably because it didn’t have enough thought behind it. Spend a week tweaking it, and bring it back.
(I’m not speaking about you, specifically, but you as a Kongregate FGF user. So this applies to me, you, BC, AN, Marh, and everybody else.)

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The General Thread (A.K.A. Funky Town)

You guys and deve are still arguing about breaking laws to prove a point? I thought we’d sorted that all out way back when.
(with breaking laws to prove a point being a poor idea when the laws have thought behind them)

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Defend your House! (RP) (Sign-ups thread) (Signs are now closed, replacements always accepted)

Good to know. :^)
Also, edited in some range/damage/costs that I’d think for Kalvin’s skill/weapons, since that seems like a good step. They’re yours and hamuka’s to rebalance, though. Whatever you two think is right.
I’ll put it here, so you don’t need to go back and look (but it’s there too.)

Skill/Spell: Overgrowth, active – Vines rapidly grow from the ground, immobilizing and dealing damage to enemies in area
(Medium range, Small area cover, Small damage, Medium mana cost, Range penalty increases mana cost instead of decreasing accuracy)
(Immobilization removes enemy’s agility bonus to dodge. If not remove, at least downgrades it to x1 or x.5)
Main Weapon: Double Barrel Shotgun – Slugs and shot
(Slug – Medium range, Medium damage)
(Shot – Short range, High damage)
Secondary Weapon: Pitchfork – Pointy, Reach, Throwable
(Melee – Medium damage)
(Throw – Very short range, low damage)

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Defend your House! (RP) (Sign-ups thread) (Signs are now closed, replacements always accepted)

Query: How much RP is this going to be comprised of? I’m just curious, as some of the characters seem like they’re going to be pretty RP-heavy, and some of them are more “I take such and such action.”
Examples:

Morning: Kalvin farms

Afternoon: Kalvin helps build the wood fence. It marks the edge of their land, and should keep the collectors at bay momentarily.

Kalvin wipes the sweat from his brow as the sun sets, having just finished harvesting his carrot crop. They’re nothing special, he thinks to himself, but they should fetch a fair price tomorrow.