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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Divine Intervention [Sign-Ups]

So when are you planning on starting this?

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Applebottom's Exceptionals [Game Thread] [On the Road Again] [Signups Always Open]

Terrine Volston

She just walked into a mirror and disappeared. Most intriguing indeed. She must be a very powerful woman. Still, I have some days to wait before I have to go to the hotel. I make my out of the room and back down to the party ballroom, to the guests awaiting my presence. Later, I shall reflect on this strange happening. Now, I shall focus only on the wine and social interaction.

On the day that Ms Applebottom had told me, I stood before the Royal Belmont Hotel, pondering exactly what would happen. Letting my idle curiosity flow, I entered, went to the counter and told them that Ms. Applebottom had sent me.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Applebottom's Exceptionals [Game Thread] [On the Road Again] [Signups Always Open]

Terrine Volston

A grand adventure for the government. On the one hand, it concerns me that they already know of my magic, but since they haven’t made any attempts to apprehend me, I can assume that I am safe for now, at least. My interest is very certainly piqued, and the reward is huge.

“Very well, Ms Applebottom, I would at the very least like to hear more about this adventure. Pray tell, what happens now that I have accepted your offer?” I reply.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Applebottom's Exceptionals [Game Thread] [On the Road Again] [Signups Always Open]

Terrine Volston

A magical adventure with the promise of a great reward. It has certainly piqued my interest, but I’m not going to blindly walk into something I have only heard brief details of.

“I’m not entirely the adventuring type, Ms. Applebottom. I’d like to know a little more about this adventure and why the reward is so high.” I ask of her.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Applebottom's Exceptionals [Game Thread] [On the Road Again] [Signups Always Open]

Terrine Volston

She knows about my magic? That is very interesting. As much as I’d like to brush her off and go about my way, continuing with my party (it is rude for the host to leave so early, after all), I’d like to know more about this… certain matter.

“That is correct, Ms. Applebottom. Unless you have somewhere in mind, I have various rooms upstairs that are not in use, if you’d like to go up there and discuss whatever is so important that it drags the host away from his party.” I reply. It’s certainly not dismissive, but it’s slightly indicative that it better be important. I have nobles to mingle with.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / BOLD - Round 5 grace period + Round 6: TV Series!

Borderline Ostentatious Lyrical Discourse.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / BOLD - Round 5 grace period + Round 6: TV Series!

Sign. I think I dropped out of CURSIVE due to lack of time. I will try to make sure that that doesn’t happen again.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Applebottom's Exceptionals [Game Thread] [On the Road Again] [Signups Always Open]

Terrine Volston

I stand upon the balcony above the ballroom where my guests are gathered, admiring the crowd of nobles that I have managed to acquire. Some of the city’s elite are present here, and for that, I am both thankful and proud of myself. I managed to come to a new city, the capital city of this country, in fact, and maintained the level of company that I was keeping back at my old home from the word go. My moment of self-reflection, however, is ruined by the interjection of a young cleaner in my employ.

“Sir, uh, I-I was wondering, see, I have.. I have a family to support and.. I was wondering if I could have… a slight increase in my wages, sir…” He stammers over his sentence, looking down at the floor. A young boy, no older than fifteen perhaps, whose name was mentioned when he entered my service and immediately forgotten. He has not been working for very long, and I have yet to see whether he is up to my standards. My decision is made.

“Look at me, boy.” I demand, putting up a more authoritative front. He complies, making nervous, shaky eye contact with me. At this point in time, weak-willed, which is all the better for what I’m about to do next. “Forget about your raise.” I demand of him, letting magical energy flow into my words. I know without looking around that no-one is close enough to hear. No-one else is on this floor. He seems to take in what I’m saying before returning to the world with a blink. “You were going to ask something?” I ask, letting myself seem more friendly this time.

“Uh.. I.. I don’t think so, sir.. sorry, sir..” He mumbles before leaving. I feel a little pang of sympathy, but I remember that if I am to give one a raise, all of them will flock to me, and soon they will drain me of my hard-earned money. I decide to venture down the stairs, joining my guests on the floor.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / [Mafia] Remnants of Skystone First Annual Memorial Mafia (Nidarians Win! Currently open for post-game discussions)

Well, that was a fun night for me. At least a mimic is dead. Good luck to the rest of the town!

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Collapse [RP] [OOC] THE END IS NIGH!

I kind of forgot about this and now I’m not 100% sure where I am. It needs a bigger post than I have time for atm. I’m really sorry. I’ll post tomorrow properly, promise.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Applebottom's Exceptionals [Signups & Discussions] [Signups Always Open]

I changed it to what you recommended. Are there any other problems?

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Divine Intervention [Sign-Ups]

Originally posted by Jimbo14:

@Coolo2011 I will accept if you could clarify just one thing about your character. In public what is your general method of concealing the extra set of arms. A simple coat is a satisfying enough answer, but if you have anything else in mind, please share.

I didn’t even think of that, but yeah, a big coat.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Divine Intervention [Sign-Ups]

Would a governmental organisation actually allow their organisation to be shortened to PHAG?

Name: Rebecca Crail
Gender: Female
Appearance: The most striking thing about her immediate appearance is her extra set of arms, located just underneath where her arms usually would be. She has a very muscular build despite her relatively short stature. She has blonde hair which is almost always scruffy, and grey eyes. She almost always wears a thin sports t-shirt (made of breathable material) custom made for her unique limbs, as well as some grey tracksuit bottoms. Her body bears some scars, especially her torso and her lower set of arms, where the word “FREAK” has branded into both forearms. Her canines have been filed down into fangs and her mouth cut back at the edges, to give herself a very menacing grin.
Age: 20
Brief Autobiography: She is a sadist who has excelled in being completely murderous and remorseless since she started killing animals at a very young age. Her mother died during childbirth and her father was a drunken, sexist abuser who at least physically abused her, giving her the aforementioned scars. She became a twisted reflection of him, sadistic and violent. When he died, when she was just 15, she inherited the house. When investigated after she was captured (aged 17), the house turned up multiple dead bodies stashed away, some partly eaten. She takes full ownership of those crimes, and quite proudly too. She has only been working with the organisation for a short time, but she relishes the opportunity to cause destruction and death. Caution is advised when putting her into the field.
Result of Accelerated Genetics: The first and most obvious result is the extra set of arms (for clarification, the extra set appears to be the lower pair from what tests she has allowed us to run). She can control them to exactly the same degree as her upper set of arms, and has the same amount of feeling in them. Her muscular build is very surprising for someone of her stature, and considering she does not exercise nearly as much or keep as healthy a diet as someone in that kind of shape should do, it is considered to be anomalous, despite not being outside the range of what a human can physically do at their very peak. Her most interesting features are her eyes, however. They are exceptionally well developed, having higher than average sight. More than that, they can see infra-red and ultra-violet light, but not to the same degree as visible light, so the range appears to be much smaller. She can also produce visible light to some degree from her eyes, but only wavelengths ascertaining to red light, and it does not allow her to see at all, as she cannot take light in if she’s producing it, only those around her.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Applebottom's Exceptionals [Signups & Discussions] [Signups Always Open]

@BC: It’s easiest to explain the limitations if I explain it as, essentially, intangible hands, which allow him to manipulate things. It’s kind of precise, in that he can feel into cracks or gaps that his actual hands wouldn’t be able to get through, but it’s never going to be precise enough to alter things on a sub-atomic level. Similarly, whilst he can theoretically feel for the jugular or windpipe or whatever, he’d need to be feeling inside the body (tricky enough as there’s a lot of things in there), he’d need to know what it feels like, and there’s no way he’d be able to slice something open since they are basically extra hands. He could scrape at the target’s throat or their arteries or whatever, but it would require a lot of clumsy fumbling with telekinesis, which isn’t really viable in a combat situation because the opponent is attacking too. Even something like blocking off the air way is more clumsy than it sounds, because he has to either A) know instinctively what the airway feels like compared to the gullet or B) know exactly where it is in comparison to the aforementioned gullet. Blocking that would result in the target being unable to eat, which isn’t particularly useful in combat.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Applebottom's Exceptionals [Signups & Discussions] [Signups Always Open]

The telekinesis thing is kind of sorted by the limit that it’s only a little above his own strength. No grabbing and throwing enemies around, or really immobilizing them without putting all of his energy and concentration into it. Also, since he’s manipulating objects, it’s hard for him to really grab things thrown and/or shot at him. The plant pot was dropped from rest from a not-particularly-high balcony, so it wasn’t that hard, but if someone shot at him, or even threw something reasonably hard at close range, he’s not going to be able to just grab it out of the air.

As for the mind control, I can always set limits that it can’t affect how the brain operates (eg. telling enemies to die or something like that), unless you’d like me to go further with that nerf.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Applebottom's Exceptionals [Signups & Discussions] [Signups Always Open]

Name: Terrine Volston
Gender: Male
Age: 32
Appearance: His appearance is one of a stereotypical old English gentleman. Standing at about average height, he wears a black suit with a white shirt and black tie, alongside black trousers, a black top hat and black shoes. He also is often seen carrying an ornate pipe (which he is usually smoking from). He has a build just on the slimmer side of average, and light brown, fairly short hair that is always combed to one side. He also has deep blue eyes.
Location: London, England
Biography: Born into an upper-class family in the countryside of England, Terrine was always destined for a wealthy, well off life. Privately tutored, his grades were higher than average, but no-one around him seemed to care that much, not even his tutor. His parents owned a few factories in London itself, but spent most of their time away from the area, in balls and parties and various other high-class luxuries. That meant that his early years, even up to his teens, were mostly spent under various sitters and nannies and other employed staff, as opposed to his parents.

It was the gardener that first noticed his magical powers, not his parents. Tending to the flowers on a balcony of the 14 year old Terrine’s mansion home (which was close to where a monolith was unearthed), a misplaced flower pot slipped off the side of the balcony. The gardener called out to the boy to move, but he looked up and, right before it hit him, stopped it with a field of energy. They both recognised immediately that there was magical potential within the young lad, and they both set out to tell his parents.

His mother and father were, unfortunately, not very accepting of the freakish nature of Terrine’s powers. They made him keep his powers under wraps, often punishing him with the cane if they ever caught him using or practicing them. Having learnt to keep his powers secret, he started testing them, pushing his boundaries and limitations and experimenting with them. He even practiced mind control at high-class parties (it was much easier to be secretive about that than his telekinesis, to be fair), getting posh and upper class people to buy his drinks for him and fawn over him (only for a little while, anyway).

When he reached the age of 24, he decided to move away from his luxurious mansion so that he didn’t have to be secretive about his growing powers anymore. He decided to move to a similarly luxurious house in London, not quite as big but still as upper-class, with many employed staff, and live off of his (incredibly high amount of) wealth, garnered from mind controlling his parents and the people around him into just handing him money.
Magical Skills: Force Fields. The ability to conjure up solid energy that can be manipulated with his mind from the surface of his body. He can use these to manipulate objects by moving the energy around them. They can also be used to attack enemies by pushing them towards said enemy. The fine control is not to the point where he can move things on a sub-atomic level, however.

Mind control. The ability to control and manipulate a target. It is done via voice, making the target obey his commands. To initially perform the mind control, he requires eye contact, but the control is not broken if eye contact is, nor does the target stop following commands. If giving something open ended (for example, stay sat down), the control lasts for one hour (shorter if specifically requested in the command, but never more) unless the command is repeated, refreshing the timer, so to speak. After obeying a command, the target has no recollection of what just happened unless their memory or other part of their mind has been altered by him (so emotional changes don’t just reset instantly). He can not make a target do anything that is quite badly against their moral fiber (no telling people to die and it working unless they are already suicidal, or no telling people to murder their friends unless they already have murderous instincts, etc.)
Other Skills: He is naturally very charming and social, due to the large amount of partying that the high life involves (alongside relaxing, of course). He is a very intelligent man alongside this, and much prefers to talk himself out of difficult situations that arise, hence his proficiency in social scenarios.
I am exceptionally…: Charismatic.
Other: Whilst he is not outwardly evil, he is prepared to flaunt rules and morality using his magic, hence stealing money and getting attention/alcohol using his mind control.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / [Mafia] Remnants of Skystone First Annual Memorial Mafia (Nidarians Win! Currently open for post-game discussions)

@mount: I didn’t say you were hiding behind massclaims. I said you were hiding behind major votes (and bandwagons). You’re deliberately changing my point to avoid answering it. Also your comment about spores is irrelevant as we have zero information about them. Trying to be a noob player has some benefits, as you can just act dumb/ignorant when you’re actually being suspicious, and try to get people to write you off as an idiot rather than scum.

Honestly, a lot of other people said similar things about the early game discussion, and picking kboy specifically out on them makes it look like you’re looking for a flimsy reason to bandwagon him, but I think someone is more suspicious, so I’m withholding voting you for now.

@kuzco: I’m having real trouble following. I think you’re trying to defend kboy, and specifically the decision to post not to seem suspicious. You seem to think that analysing each line is a bad thing, which is going to severely hinder your ability to play a mafia game at all. You’re countering Helltank’s argument by.. saying pretty much the exact same thing that he said in different and confusing words. And then you’re also being a jackass by saying anyone who can’t follow your logic needs to get better at reading. You’re deliberately confusing town and then condemning any sort of analysis of the discussion. This is blatantly derailing any meaningful conversation town has by using your own brand of Confusion Fu. Vote: Kuzco12.

@kboy: No-one is attacking you because you’re bad. You have to learn the distinction that people make between “X is bad” and “X is scummy”, and you do seem scummy. The blatant softclaim pointed out in my post further up is an attempt to ward people off voting you because you have a role that has some sort of power. It’s suspicious because it’s giving exactly jack about your role away but telling people not to target you. I don’t think “not wanting to seem suspicious” is as big a slip as Helltank thinks it is, it just strikes me as a badly worded phrase.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / [Mafia] Remnants of Skystone First Annual Memorial Mafia (Nidarians Win! Currently open for post-game discussions)

@kboy: That is, in fact, softclaiming a power role. A power role is just a role with a power. You are in fact doing exactly what you are being accused of doing. That’s pretty scummy.

@mount: You’re outright saying you’re going to lurk until the end of the day and that you’ve been hiding behind major votes. You’re saying that you’re not going to get involved at all in the conversation of the day, and that you’re not going to help the town at all. Not one bit. Please at least attempt to get involved in the discussion.

Sorry for the shortness of this post. The chances are I won’t be on at all for the course of today and tomorrow, so I’m posting quickly to get something down, just in case I don’t get a chance to post for the rest of the (in-game) day.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / The General Thread

Sunday is terrible for me, but most days are, so I wouldn’t change the schedule around me tbh.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / [Mafia] Remnants of Skystone First Annual Memorial Mafia (Nidarians Win! Currently open for post-game discussions)

EBWOP:

Firstly, my points from D1 (aside from UrFEAR) still stand, especially on mount, who hasn’t fully explained their voting on D1 properly at all other than “its my first game stop judging me”. I’d like something a little more substantial.

@Gonkey: Why are you on a crusade against Helltank? No one follows anyone in a mafia just because they are a good player. Or rather, they’re really terrible if they’re blindly following those with a good reputation. Your accusations are entirely baseless and completely stupid.

What’s interesting to note about Gonkey’s last few pokes is that they were sparked by a post from Pulsaris about massclaiming D2, which appears to be sparked by a post from Helltank. This, and Pulsaris’s earlier comment about Helltank supposedly softclaiming, makes it seem oddly like the pair are buddying up to each other. Why they’d be targeting Helltank specifically is beyond me, but it is odd behaviour.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / [Mafia] Remnants of Skystone First Annual Memorial Mafia (Nidarians Win! Currently open for post-game discussions)

@Lou: Yesterday you were saying that, at 4 or 5 votes, there was a chance that mafia could try and bandwagon someone else. Now you’re saying that, at 4 or 5 votes, the result was already decided and that’s why my voting was suspicious. Perhaps you could clear that up. I’ll defend this and then see if I have time to EBWOP with things I find suspicious. If not, it’ll be as soon as I can tomorrow.

If mafia tried to push for a bandwagon of someone else, depending on their players, they might have been able to lynch a townie, and not everyone voting would necessarily have been mafia, depending on their own views and how good the mafia players are at influencing everyone. I outlined in my post that UrFEAR was the one I found most suspicious and why, and I voted to A) reflect that, and B) try and make sure the one I thought was suspicious was lynched. (I was also trying for an explanation, but I doubted that he’d give one). I thought I was genuinely voting to kill a mafia player. I was incorrect, but so was everyone else who voted UrFEAR.

It wasn’t a particularly stupid reason either, since they made one singular post and then left, not defending themselves in the slightest even when there was only 1 or 2 votes cast on them and they had a chance.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / The General Thread

Originally posted by Xandrya:
Originally posted by coolo2011:
Originally posted by Xandrya:

Happy 17th birthday, coolo!

Thank you!

Wait, I was just guessing. Unless I am right in which case, I’m a mutant!

You were entirely right. Also thanks to everyone else for the birthday wishes.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / Collapse [RP]

Eileen Crail

That was far, far too close. Still, the demon thing is dead, and we’re alive and right where we were supposed to be. That’s the important thing. I jump off the car and look around as I land, and notice the man in the terrible suit from the virtual reality thing that we all had to do. This asshat has a lot to answer for. Pulling out a gun, I point it at him and march over.

“Get this goddamn chip out of my brain before I blow yours all over the damn street, asshole.” I demand of the suited asshat.

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / The General Thread

Thanks all of you!

 
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Topic: Forum Games: Forum Games / [Game-Related] The "Choose My Next Game!" Thread

Thanks for the advice.

It’s not going to be completely and totally free form, as I will have factions in the storyline, and I do plan to have certain events and things, and I have a main bad guy that all of the players can rally against regardless of their faction. I don’t plan on having a strategy element, I just plan on having the factions involved at certain points for certain reasons.

As far as the post apocalyptic setting goes, I was planning on having it take place in one large city, but I was trying to think of a reason for it to be set there and only there, to keep all of the players in one place. I was thinking about having it domed, but I’m not 100% sure that I can make sure there’s a viable reason that powerful mutants can’t break out of the dome. I’ll have to work on it before I go do it.