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But then we wouldn’t have the same acronym as Food Grilled over Fire!

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [SIGNUPS AND DISCUSSION] [ALWAYS OPEN]

Arcady’s parents are going to be very… accepting. I’d be honored, and I think I do better when I know there’s someone out there relying on me – if you yelled at me to post, I’d post more.

 
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Jaumi I think moved to New Zealand or somewhere. ’deeb’s always lived in Bangladesh.

Kind of hard to be on the Internet when your computer is underwater or a sheep.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [SIGNUPS AND DISCUSSION] [ALWAYS OPEN]

I suppose that if the everything wasn’t dragging on, I’d be posting more…

Although I suppose that with help of the co-host and maybe the consultant person, Blood could make more Skylands-style dungeons. I think it went the best so far, and it did actually include some exploration and forked paths. Hell, it even was written like you were supposed to meet the bear first thing in there, and you didn’t.

What I think is really important is getting everyone to be roughly consistent by timeframe. Set strict time limits on possible element wishes, then just bung everyone into a dungeon all at once, personally assigning those without opinions and resolving conflicts… One thing I’m sad about is how long it took me to find a group, and that could’ve contributed to my apathy.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / FGF Investigates- The Mystery of the Murdered Murderer (A Text Adventure)

Check if some sort of GLOVES is equipped.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Six Degrees of Separation - Wikipedia Edition

Answering to Hyped’s in progress

KAWC (AM) > Yuma, Arizona > United States > List of countries and dependencies by area > Greece > Mediterranean Sea

Now let me think of one

Blanching (cooking) >>> Gin

(I kind of feel bad about many of those being solved by geography articles)

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Six Degrees of Separation - Wikipedia Edition

Tacoma Narrows Bridge > United States > American comic book > DC Comics > Batman

now let me think of one

Screwdriver (cocktail) >>> Pliny the Younger

 
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Topic: Forum Games / FGF Investigates- The Mystery of the Murdered Murderer (A Text Adventure)

TAKE the doorknob in my hand and rotate it and pull it.

[Bloody, don’t conflate ‘locked’ and ‘closed’. This language distinguished between the two.]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [SIGNUPS AND DISCUSSION] [ALWAYS OPEN]

Your dungeon has Water, Air, Chemical, Electric and Metal as its dominant elements, so seems like only the ‘if not’ clause can be considered.

 
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I am trolling you SO HARD.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Catherine & technically Azorel @
[Now, now. The part where you walk through all the now-desolate islands was skipped, so it only seems that way.]
The bear is, at least, an easy target, and does not avoid Cunsune’s swift attack.
There isn’t even much blood. The place’s always looked quite… dry. The plants subsist somehow, but obviously, all the water must’ve dripped away into whatever’s beneath by now. The bear seems to be of an earthen composition. Its hair is made of stone somehow (mineral wool? amazing how it’s so white), the flesh beneath also seems to have produced much dust when cut, with some of it catching the blood to form something muddy that clotted the wound. None of the cuts managed to penetrate too deeply, stopping at the bear’s solid rock ribs.
The bear decides not to stay indebted, and raises one of its stone-clawed front paws as well, then swipes it at Cunsune, producing a set of five parallel air slashes, looking like high-radius white crescents.

 
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Kirb と Kat と Matoris @
Darias turns his full attention to curing his own bullet wound. While he didn’t do this for Sypher, he can do it for himself much more easily, and so he manages to neutralize the dissolved bullet completely and close the wound – at the cost of not having time to do anything else yet.
[Mostly because I can’t seem to figure out what did you mean to do.]
The bullet makes its way through the place above Sypher’s torso, blowing his head like a candle. The flame disappears, immediately reappears, and wavers a little, leaving Sypher feeling somewhat dizzy. He miraculously manages to hook his sword with his whip on the first try, holding the whip in his right hand, and tugging at it to send the sword flying to the left. Then he completely fails to catch the sword in his left hand, his partially-treated shoulder locking up like a rusty beartrap and feeling like he has one of these instead of a proper joint in there. Even if it’s made of fire. The sword falls to the ground again, although, this time, not near the sniper.
The dual assault of the fey Entities brings certain results. Mel is still not in the best of shapes – the sludge she throws at the shield doesn’t stick or anything, since it’s made to actively repel objects, and so it falls off. Not all of it, though – Pho’s electric attacks seems effective in disrupting the shield, and some of the sludge gets through it, but it just splashes against the robot’s torso and legs. Its vision is not impaired.
Suddenly, there’s the sound of a crash, with splintering concrete, falling bricks, and a clang of a metal frame falling to the floor. Everyone turns their sight to where a previously unremarkable door opposite the entrance to the building (the one they came in through) was. What is there now is the same door, lying flat on the ground, and a sizable armored vehicle standing in the hole in the wall. It looks very blocky, with slabs and bars of metal stuck on it for protection, heavy, and has three pairs of wheels. A camera mounted in a dome on top turns to regard the group of humans (with Leviathan and Darias still standing nearby), two orange emergency rotating lights mounted on the sides of the vehicle rotate, filling the room with irregular, although not blinding flashes, and a klaxon mounted somewhere on the vehicle keeps blaring in a very annoying way.
Exploiting the momentary distraction, the sniper finds time to flee to behind a concrete pillar, then readies his rifle again.
Leviathan states her opinion on losing direct line-of-sight to the sniper and on that loud vehicle in general. It’s not a very positive opinion, and I’m not saying the words she used to express it. One of the reasons for which I’m not is because the vehicle’s klaxon kinda drowned them out.

 
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4/20 blaze it

 
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And very successful, it’d appear.

He’s trying to convince people to his personal beliefs, and we’re trying to convince him to ours. This doesn’t work with personal beliefs, so let’s just give up, both sides, and either stop, collaborate and listen or just let the mods handle repeated banning.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Attamaris (disrepecting this will be seen as terrorism)

I’m very curious what story will dvp write without any sort of tampering with it. Please refrain from posting so that he gets to post uninterrupted in this thread.

 
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Any kind of limit destroys any chance for an imagineer to shine

Working within limits challenges creativity, spurring it into action.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Eric & William @
One main advantage of the dungeoneer group is that they’re fighting a single enemy while there’s four of them, even if only two of them are doing anything. That is why Outline, through the terrible pain inflicted on her, manages to execute her action without a problem – the shadow mage isn’t paying attention to her, and so, as she dives through him at his staff, his grasp on it isn’t even strong enough for it not to fly out of his hands immediately.
Outline hears a whisper. It’s quiet and unsettling, and makes her feel like she can only hear it because the dark magic’s making her go crazy. The fact Viper doesn’t hear it supports that theory…
“…didn’t need that anyway…”
Then the mage raises his (empty-looking) hands. A shadow ball – one of the big ones – flies out of his face area, heading straight for Viper, while four small ones emerge from his forearms, flanking that one.

Catherine & Azorel @
[You know, guys, that healing statue over at the island previous is probably still a thing. If you want to assume you went there on your way, I can allow it.]
That other teleporter on the initial island finally triggers (whoa, you’ve been kept waiting), and, with an appropriate visual effect, Catherine, Azorel and associated Entities find themselves on an island. It’s bigger than the initial one, but… that’s the only one it’s bigger than. All the other islands they’ve seen so far were bigger than this one, even if the sandy one was narrower. This one is oval-shaped, the sole teleporter on it being located on one narrow end. The initial island, small and rocky, can be seen from this end. The appropriate visual effect is still fading from the teleporter at that end.
Looking in the other direction, the island contains a few pines. Pinuses. They don’t obstruct the view much, which is why the island could be scrutinized so quickly to say there aren’t even any other teleporters on it. In fact, aside from the grass and pines and the newly arrived people, there’s only one notable thing on it in plain sight.
A bear.
And it’s no normal bear, either. It looks like a grizzly bear, with that prominent shoulder hump. Its fur is strikingly white all over, not grisly at all with blood or anything… yet. Its eyes are green like green gemstones and with an appropriate shine to them. All in all, it’s very visually imposing, and that’s without considering its size. Because it’s enormous!
Let’s give an idea here. A normal grizzly bear has a shoulder height of about a meter – when on all fours, it’d reach Azorel’s waist. Sometimes, rarely, bigger natural grizzly bears happen – so big that Catherine couldn’t see over one, possibly even matching height with her.
And this bear is like eight times bigger than the big ones – two times bigger in every direction. Standing at three meters tall while on all fours, it wouldn’t even fit in that cave the crystal golem was in. If this thing got to stand on its rear paws, it’d tower over things.
It regards the new arrivals with its shiny stare while looking angry and emitting a deep bass growl, the low sound not being quite capable of causing people to soil themselves, but being awfully close.
Guess that’s bad news.

[I don’t know if anyone else will do any parsing here, so… sorry I’m taking so long, but I have distractions too, and I appear to be doing this alone. I don’t work too well when my hope’s down.]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [SIGNUPS AND DISCUSSION] [ALWAYS OPEN]

As far as I know, the answer is: Eventually. That’s what the Emblems are for as well, I’d imagine.

 
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Kirb & Kat & Matoris @
Pho brightens up, bathing the area in yellow light. It doesn’t disintegrate. The light reveals… servers. The room seems to have stored computers of the boring sort. They probably managed the power plant’s functions, at least partially. Or maybe they did something else. Hosted porn sites, for instance. Whatever it was, it’s lost now, but it explains the amount of wires present.
The light also reveals a long metal tube of some sort on the left side of the room. Sypher, asomewhat healed by Darias (the wound closed, the poison wasn’t particularly neutralized), instinctively fires a gout of flame at it, and it responds by firing back. Another green pellet travels through the air at a pace that makes it nearly impossible to see or react to, smashing into Darias’s ice wall, shattering a hole in it, and hitting Darias’s body alongside a bunch of ice shards. The shards bounce off, while the bullet becomes embedded in the blubber.
Then the robot holding the tube, which turns out to be a long rifle of a very tubular persuasion, leaps to the side to avoid the much slower fire projectile. It’s mostly humanoid, except for its head – instead of being some kind of bulb at the end of a neck, it looks like it’s all neck – a half-circle of metal plates protecting the back of a bunch of wires, the structure curved forwards so that the ‘stump’ of it is exposed as if it was a face. There are no prominent features in it except for the end of a thick wire, which terminates in a black surface – which lights up in radiant green as the robot decides to eschew stealth. Smaller diodes of that colour light up at its shoulders and hands, and it emits an odd mechanical warbling sound. Two hatches in the ceiling open, each dispensing a flying drone, each consisting of two metal hemispheres, each elongated like the top of an egg, with a nasty rotating blade located between the hemispheres, both keeping the drones airborne and looking like it’d chop a human limb off if it caught one. Single guns mounted in the lower hemispheres of both drones finish the image.
The drones start laying down suppressive fire which hammers down on the ice wall (which holds against those, but forces the Entities behind it to remain behind it) as the sniper robot hastily reloads, or does whatever he needs to do to fire another shot while using a somewhat realistic rifle. I’m not good with gun terminology.

 
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Eric & William @
The main problem with Outline’s plan is that she’s behind the mage, while his staff’s in front, and her bat doesn’t want to pass through the ghost mage – it bangs against him, possibly being painful but not distracting enough to interrupt the mage from striking the floor with his staff. The darkness gathered around the end spreads along the floor, rising in a wave, which sweeps over Outline, knocking her into the wall again and heavily eating away at her front. Clothing damage is left out of this description, you’re free to make it up yourself.
The wave dissipated a short distance away from the mage, so it never reached Viper. Some of his poison balls hit the black balls, the two cancelling each other out, but due to them approaching from many sides and due to the haste, he could only hit a few. A few poison balls that missed the black ones do hit the shadow mage, and he moves as if in pain, the magicalness of the poison ignoring the mage’s incorporeality or lack of life that would prevent ordinary poison from working.
And, of course, the black balls reached Viper. The acid on his skin stopped them briefly, but then they kept burrowing, leaving aching, slightly damaged spots all over his body – Viper’s flesh being resistant to corrosion, as it would’ve been long destroyed by itself if it wasn’t.

[I might parse you soon, Arctox group.]

 
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Bugh @
Orich finds his lunge falling kind of short of the monster many meters high up in the sky. The monster finally produces its bolt of lightning, which finds itself a nice rod in the form of Orich’s lance. Electricity streams down through the metal parts of Orich’s body and into the ground, the heat making him soften a little.
The monster starts a lazy round around the spire. Staying out of harm’s way, it has no reason to hurry as it prepares another lightning bolt…

Arcady Feldman
?any ideaS .time for you to start having theM
Good question. Let’s think… there’s little you can do to those metal blobs, probably. A solid blob of metal – there’s nothing to be attacked there. They must be heavy, though, much heavier than you – you’re quite open, they’re solid and sizable in all three dimensions. My idea is to get them off the bridge, but you probably aren’t blowing them off – but look, the surface’s just metal mesh. Think you can do a square of those distance cuts? Then it’s gravity doing the rest of the work for you.
.surE
There’s a brief pause in Egiool’s communication.
?you came up with all thiS
I’m not careful with my speech here, since this isn’t speech. Now go and try doing this!
“.right awaY” says Egiool. It sounds like pride and some kind of cracking up in his oddly distorted voice. Then he launches himself up with a Ramjet Ball and sends four strong Farclaws (the Farclaws being more or less simultaneous – having so many limbs is handy for that) around the non-paralyzed metal slime, aiming to have them hit in a square around it – and that’s immediately followed by a second Ramjet Ball on a course to go right above that metal slime and blast downwards, hopefully dislodging the piece of floor and sending it down to the river of molten – even more hopefully with the metal slime still on it.

While he’s moving upwards at a rapid pace, there’s a lot of breeze running around and through Egiool. Using some rudimentary Air magic, he focuses it on cooling the blob of metal down and spreading it around, trying to get it to peacefully join the other junk on his body.

 
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Eric & William @
Viper flaps out the beam and spits at the staff, then keeps flapping around, making the mage constantly adjust his aim. The spittle lands on the staff and the mage’s hands. He does drop it, then it zips back to his hands by magic, then he drops it again because the spittle feels like burning. Such fumbling goes on for a few seconds before the mage finally stops paying attention to the spit, having got rid of most of it and ignored the remainder, and during it the beam went nowhere destructive – in fact, it ended the first time the mage dropped the staff.
It was ample time for Outline to reach the mage and throw herself at him in a hard tackle. The problem is, as much as the ghostly mage guy doesn’t work out a lot, he’s a ghostly mage guy, emphasis on ghostly. Outline’s tackle connects with the wall behind the mage, having passed through him without much effect other than causing both parties to shudder. I’m not competent enough to describe the feeling of passing through a ghost, nor one a ghost feels when a Dark elemental Entity passes through it, so I’m just saying it wasn’t pleasant for either side, but not harmful either.
The mage sweeps his staff at Viper, leaving a trail of baseball-sized black orbs, which, after a brief pause, start approaching Viper, than raises his staff in the air as darkness gathers around the other end.

 
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[See, Blood – in this post, and in the previous post, you referred to the projectiles the two monsters shot as ‘metal globs’ and to the monsters themselves as ‘metal slimes’. So in my post I specify I get in the way of a metal glob, even implying it’s moving quickly, while the slimes aren’t, and that makes me ram a metal slime like a Viper.]

[I’m not even sure if I want to write an action just yet now.]

 
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[To be fair, this fight’s been kinda won from the beginning. Cunsune is fast – the golem has no real chance of catching him, barring some kind of mistake. And Metalvine… is most likely bigger and probably physically stronger.]

Catherine & Azorel @
Metalvine jumps upwards, taking the light hanging-on golem on a way upwards, and bangs his head on the low ceiling. That causes Metalvine to crash heavily to the ground on top of the crystal golem, which ends up buried beneath a ton of Metalvine. Due to the position it took, the left side of its body took the brunt of the impact, both of Metalvine hitting it and it hitting the floor. The left arm shatters, including the shoulder, and its shards end up pressed into Metalvine’s back. So does the left leg. The right one was vine-wrapped, which cushioned the impacts and held it together. Then Metalvine rolls off the golem, and Cunsune, having adjusted his path to be more downward to meet the golem’s new position, strikes at its head with both paws.
If the golem could be called all right before, it certainly can’t be now. The last blow seems to have deprived it of the will to do anything, and it shatters entirely. A blue-white glow can be seen among the shards.

[I should have Blood take over for this part.]

[Eric’s post is kinda essential for the Fortress group now, so I’ll wait for him.]

 
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Randall & Luke @
The dark monster’s attack didn’t even seem to account for Alice’s position too well – staying low allowed her to avoid it entirely. So did Erubetie, although by means of lateral movement, and so did the humans, either somehow or by getting down.
Then Erubetie started charging an ice sheet attack. Before it can be finalized, though, a vine whip from the still-functional vine lasher breaks it, the monster clearly not willing to take another one of these.
Alice throws up another ice wall, then throws her bare minimum over it and at the dark monster. A vine hand slaps against the ice wall… from the side Alice used to be on. Holy shit, the vine grappler’s still moving? That’s the only way to explain it. At least it blew its chance to actually hurt anyone with that surprise. Alice lands just in front of the dark monster, bounces up, and with a swing of an ice blade, fails to neatly sever its leg, or sever its leg at all – although it is sufficient damage for the dark one to become turn somewhat limp. That distracts it from whatever attack it was trying to mount – instead, it falls to some form of a crouch and slaps its hand against the ground. A pulse of dark energy emerges in a hemisphere, washing over the monster without any harm to it and forcing Alice to hop away. With its other arm, the one not on the ground, the monster throws a dark ball at Alice…

[Gosh gamma you’re making this harder than it needs to be]

Catherine & Azorel @
Metalvine manages to extrude a vine from his right hand, manages to lash it at the crystal golem to tug it sideways, and because of that, instead of a frontal collision, it only manages to strike Metalvine with its own right arm, leaving a long dent. Grasping at the edge of the dent, the golem swings around Metalvine, bending its right elbow, and starts using its left arm to perforate Metalvine some more. Metalvine can’t find a head to punch at, at this point.
Having put Metalvine more or less between itself and Cunsune, the golem has protected itself from Cunsune’s tackle. Cunsune doesn’t fly over Metalvine, since there’s no clearance, so instead he flies past to one of the sides of him – but either way, it would’ve been a loss of momentum, and so it was, the tackle being cancelled.

[Here, have some combat experience: things that cannot fly cannot change directions mid-flight. If the golem collided with a big fist going in an opposite direction, it would’ve gone to pieces so spectacularly. Alas, no Breaker Punch for me to parse…]