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Topic: Forum Games / [Always open][LABYRINTHIUM] Heroes - Day 6: Beer & Brawl (results)

[Apparently, Erisol’s rolls have a tendency to be either great or terrible. Maybe I should’ve randomly rolled up his appearance and traits, called him Boxcar Joe the Magic Hobo. Also, please don’t kill my character. He’s got backstory and character development I want to get out. It’s amazing and heartwrenching and awesome, or something to that effect.]

Erisol Capora
I take a luxurious moment to bask in yet another lingual victory, then slowly turn back to face Dathen, one side of my mouth curling up into a smirk.
‘You know somethin’?’ I say slowly, deliberately lingering on each word to make the moment last as long as possible. ’I’m so close to being tempted to do just that. But there are two things stoppin’ me. One: I’ve already won this argument. You punchin’ my lights out ain’t goin’ to change that. I’m sure everyone else here would agree with me on that front. And two: I ain’t silly enough to try an’ fight you at this sort a range. If I ever do intend to fight you, it’ll be on my terms, not yours.’ I turn and walk off towards the inn once again. ‘Now, I’ll leave you to cool off, an’ maybe next time, you’ll be more civil about all a this.’

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RPG] Sealing the Crystal mask - Sign-ups and OOC discussion (OPEN)

Heroes of Patheus seems a tad better than Sealing the Crystal Mask, even if it’s not necessarily indicative as a name. I will say that the first name isn’t really spoilers, since I assume that’s the ultimate goal anyway, but… y’know.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Adversarial CYOA

[I should mention before we go any further down this whole “necromancer” path that there’s multiple necromancy-oriented classes in D&D. Please be specific about that sort of thing; just “necromancer” could be anything. Same goes for any other class with multiple options for builds or archetypes with multiple options for classes. Also, just in case it wasn’t immediately clear: the player can have built into multiple classes, not necessarily just the one.
I’ve also added a choice for previous race to the option listings, on the off-chance that it ever becomes important. Given that you’re an illithid, as opposed to merely illithidae, try to stick to one of the confirmed humanoid races that can become an illithid or ulitharid, though all things considered, hybrids of those races such as half-elves will also be acceptable choices for that.]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Always open][LABYRINTHIUM] Heroes - Day 6: Beer & Brawl (results)

[Dude, come on.]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Always open][LABYRINTHIUM] Heroes - Day 6: Beer & Brawl (results)

Erisol Capora
‘A-HEM.’ I state, grabbing Dathen’s shoulder and spinning him back round to face me. ‘First a all, prick, I already fuckin’ told you not to mock that, I’m sure I did. There’s gonna be fuckin’ problems for you if you do it again. Second, if I’m a sociopath, then by all rights, you’re psychopathic to a far greater degree. But I will agree with you on one thing: we are done here, Hero. Or perhaps I should call you “Thug” or “Coward” instead? Yeah, Dathen Coward, that has a nice ring to it, wouldn’t you say?’ I finish with a sneer. And with one last ‘hmph’, I turn and walk off. If he intends to come up behind me and try to knock me down, let’s let him do that, then we’ll see who the bigger man is.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RPG] Sealing the Crystal mask - Prologue

Lorcrux Makineite
For half a second, I fail to speak. Then:
‘Why?’ I allow a brief pause before I continue. ‘Like, I’m not exactly famous, am I? As you so brilliantly deducted,’ I say, placing much sarcastic emphasis on the prior three words, ’I’m a pit fighter, not someone who’d actually merit attention or even notice, regardless of how good I am at the role I perform. What possible purpose could I have in fixing this issue that you high-and-mighty castle folk have gotten yourselves stuck with?’

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Adversarial CYOA

Gather information? What a great idea! Except you’re pretty sure you know as much information about the city as is needed right now, including possible escape routes and the location of the city’s many oortling farms (you’re still coming to terms with the fact that you’ll have to start eating brains in just a few day’s time); having a map of both it and the surrounding fifty miles overground and underground would grant that to you. On top of that, you’re also aware that actually leaving the city with the intent of escape may or may not be possible. On the one hand, who would stop you if you just walked out claiming you were going on a solo slave hunt? On the other hand, you happen to know that they have a brainstealer dragon guarding the main entrance, and a crap ton of urophions guarding most of the others; also, it’d probably be suspicious for even a ulitharid- or especially for a ulitharid- to be seen skulking around the entrances to secret passages in and out of the city that pretty much every illithid knows of already. Which leaves the next possible option: running off in the midst of a scheduled slave run. It occurs to you that you could probably gather a fairly large harem of elf ladies with your mental power, and you loll in the appeal of the idea for a moment, before recalling that even if your mind is intact with regards to sexual appeal, your body now reproduces by vomiting out larvae a few times throughout your life. Now there’s something you don’t look forward to.
So really, you’d want to ask another illithid about scheduled slave runs and, potentially, how you might improve your inherent skills, though you suspect that they’ll improve mostly through training over anything else. Hell, you could possibly even teach yourself the abilities inherent to your previous classes, too… what were they, again?

>So what classes were you skilled in, ex-non-illithid?

…and whilst you’re at it, you may as well try to recall your previous race too, just in case it ever becomes important.

>And your race.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RPG] Sealing the Crystal mask - Prologue

Lorcrux Makineite
…what the hell is this? I get woken up by some posh guy in a brown robe, who somehow gained access to my room despite the guard’s insistence that visitors be kept to a minimum, and he expects me to not be suspicious?
‘Why should I answer your question? Who are you, and why are you here?’

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Always open][LABYRINTHIUM] Heroes - Day 6: Beer & Brawl (results)

Erisol Capora
And once again, my own kind fails to meet expectations. Must I do everything myself?
‘Sounds to me like she had no intention a goin’ with you, Dathen, least not just yet. An’ from my experiences so far, it seems like humans are at best non-commital in terms a alignment. Also, pretty sure one hundred percent a demons have free will an’ are evil, so there’s that. An’ as for you…’ I continue, turning to Ark and point at him… then hesitate as I parse what he just said. Did he actually misspeak those words? They’re very simple words, surely? Guess I’ll have to educate him on that, too. ‘The words you want are "what’s" an’ “kicked”. Learn how to talk properly, maybe I’ll consider your arguments next time.’

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Always open][LABYRINTHIUM] Heroes - Day 6: Beer & Brawl (results)

Erisol Capora
‘First a all, you didn’t “kick my arse”, as you so bluntly put it. You snuck up on me an’ got a lucky shot in, an’ with the concussion you damn near gave me, I couldn’t exactly move, could I?’ I put on a smirk at this point; disregarding the lucky hit he snuck in against me the first time, I’ve so far won every engagement we’ve had, given his pathetic responses to my wit. ‘Make no mistake: that “plea for help” was me straight-up emotionally manipulatin’ you, an’ you fell for it like the moron you clearly are.’
The former statement’s not strictly true, but let’s not let him know that. The latter… well, he’s a thug, and that’s all I need to know.
‘Besides, I wouldn’t a needed any hosin’ down if one a you humans hadn’t knocked me into that stuff in the first place. Because that’s apparently how you lot work – you cause everyone else problems, then take credit for solvin’ ‘em, an’ that’s just a small part a why you’re the worst species on the planet.’ I turn to the elf woman, whose name I somehow still haven’t gotten. ’Isn’t that right, ah… ma’am?’

 
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Topic: Forum Games / A "Small" Adventure (Sign-up phase) Unlocked Slots

What the- Paralyzing for 5 turns? 30% chance? That is in no way serious, right?

Technically only three turns, given that the target only loses its action every other turn. Full paralysis of that sort would’ve been OP as hell, so I went with the next best thing, essentially the equivalent of a slow effect. Also keep in mind that Projected Bite is a single-target attack – as in, it hits a single body part only, whilst your ability can potentially stun entire creatures – and unless I’ve miscalculated how Energy works, it can’t be used more than twice in any one battle early on due to how much energy it costs.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Always open][LABYRINTHIUM] Heroes - Day 6: Beer & Brawl (results)

Erisol Capora
‘Oooh, a whole horde, huh? All by yourself, I take it?’ I say sarcastically. ‘And yet the one skeleton whose destruction mattered got away an’ trapped you in there. Face it, you’d still be stuck in those sewers if you hadn’t had those two mages to help you out. Just goes to show how superior elves are to humans – I wouldn’t need help from the likes a you an’ yours to have taken that thing down by myself. Anyway, you didn’t even know I was there until I started talkin’, so maybe watch your tongue before sayin’ somethin’ you’ll regret.’

[By the by, I really would suggest putting your character’s name at the top of your IC stuff, Gan.]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Adversarial CYOA

‘Sir, I think,’ you respond after a moment. You were male before; you’re still male now. At least mentally speaking. Then you repeat the statement, using psionics this time around.
Ah, good. Already working on your psionic speech, I detect. Speaking of which, I still need to scan your mind. If you’ll just let me look…
You feel it’s mind poking at yours gently, and decide now’s the time to test out one of your new abilities. No chance for finesse, so here’s hoping you can brute force this…
But I already deviate from illithid standards by virtue of my previously-stated nobility. I don’t need to be mind scanned.
For a moment, you swear the squid for a head possessed by your would-be tour guide looks confused, tentacles waving slightly as it parses the suggestion- or rather, Suggestion, since it’s a psionic ability emulating an arcane spell- that you’ve put on it. Shortly, though, the features of the illithid relax.
Yyy… yyyyyes…
Nooooo, please don’t have failed, please don’t have failed…
…yes, that makes sense. That makes perfect sense. Very well, you’re free to go.
Oh, shit, you actually did it first time? Nice job, you! You’ll make a great illithid, assuming you don’t decide to get the fuck out of there as soon as possible. Which you might, if you get the chance. You probably will. Either way, you’re alive… for now. The illithid leads you out of the area and into the city proper, where it seems there actually aren’t that many illithids. It’s mostly slaves in the crowds here – drows, humans, elves, lizardmen, gnolls, and even a dwarf.
Yes, many illithid cities are composed mostly of slaves, all under somebody’s thrall or another. You’ll want to get some as soon as possible, maybe join a hunting party. They make life so much easier, and your status would surely benefit from it, sir.
You remember that you’re meant to be in charge, and nod in response, then tell it to leave you be. It does so, stating that it’ll find you again after a while to direct you to your new accommodations.
Until then, though… what do you plan to do?

>Come up with something to do. Remember: illithid society is ruthless, and illithids have a tendency to semi-regularly kill one another, either for excessive deviation or perceived insult; ulitharids are afforded significant leniency in the latter from lesser illithids, but try not to become too notorious for being a titanic dick to your lessers. Also, play to your alignment.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / A "Small" Adventure (Sign-up phase) Unlocked Slots

And now a list of status effects initially inflicted by Projected Bite, which will probably increase in size if and/or when the ability levels up.

1. Burning Venom – The attack’s base toxic DoT is extended to five turns from three, and the attack deals an extra [base damage x0.40 fire] damage per turn for five turns. 30% chance.
2. Paralytic Agent – The attack paralyzes the target for five turns, making them unable to act every other turn, starting on the first turn this effect is active. 30% chance.
3. Anaesthetic – The attack puts the target to sleep for five turns, making them unable to act until the effect wears off; however, the effect has a 20% chance to wear off prematurely at the end of every turn, this chance increasing by 10% for each attack the target sustained that turn. 20% chance.
4. Hallucinogen – The attack confuses the target for five turns, forcing them to use skills and attack targets at random, including themselves and allies. 20% chance.

I’ll put this in my character sheet post too, so that’ll be a thing.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Always open][LABYRINTHIUM] Heroes - Day 6: Beer & Brawl (results)

Erisol Capora
Well, I snuck up, and… apparently, Dathen’s found the same grate that I have in the sewers. So, well, shit. Either I step up my game quickly, or he’s going to open it first and take all the credit. Also, he’s apparently trying to make himself look big by citing how he “fought off the living dead”. I’d better make myself known, and simultaneously bring him back down to his own peg before he tries to climb any higher.
‘Hardly fought off, I’d say. More like “flailed ineffectually, then let it escape an’ got buried under tons a rubble”. I should know, I was there watchin’ you.’

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

Angeline
So I’m literally having a fucking heart attack right now, apparently. Feels like it, anyway. That and the searing cold are making it impossible for me to do anything else. I feel like shit, and I can’t imagine this state won’t be lethal if I don’t do anything about it. Fortunately, though, I can do something about it – another Furious Angel burst, this time directed towards healing myself of the injuries dealt to me over buffing my physical power. And after that, if I get up quickly enough, another burst to empower myself some more, then I’ll have a go at flying into the air and heading straight for the nearest golem, all swords swinging. I have an effective instakill move to use against them, and the fuckers need to pay for nearly temporarily ending my life just then.

Alison
Ohhh. Oh, that really stings. Also, bad for aiming. Why didn’t I set up my Volt Barrier beforehand, why… I do that now, just in case I get more ice beams shot at me from out of nowhere. But what this says to me is that I really need to figure out some regenerative chemical compound to use on myself and others in the future, to heal myself and cure any status debuffs. My other element might help with that too, bind injuries back together on an atomic level or some such if possible… I’ll test that stuff out as and when necessary. For now, though- is that a flying golem eyeball? Crap, that’s a flying golem eyeball! I can’t imagine having that hit the golem it’s headed towards will be good; thus, I aim and fire a Zapper shot in the direction of the eyeball, trying to lead it if possible and/or necessary so that it doesn’t get to its intended destination.

Derryk Nytecut
‘Eheheh…’ I giggle nervously, rubbing the back of my head. ‘I mean, I’m not sure I’d be able to, y’know, help my Entities much…’ I’m making such an ass of myself, I may as well move straight to excuses, right? Frigging a… what’s that mean, anyway? I dunno, but I must sound like the protagonist of a shitty shonen anime right now, except with marginally more wit and charm on my end. I kid, of course; no anime is bad enough to mock like that. But maybe I should check up on-
Don’t worry, I’m doing fine.
Fuck off.
And that settles that. Though maybe we should start coming up with strategies for dealing with the golems. Maybe some kind of, uh… massive AoE attack? Actually, that’s not a bad idea. Nice job, me.
‘But hey, so, do either of your Entities have any attacks that can hit a large area?’ I ask, directing the question towards both the girl next to me and the other guy in the area. ‘Just I was thinking that we could combine our attacks into a single massive superattack if you do, I think, maybe… possibly.’

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Always open][LABYRINTHIUM] Heroes - Day 6: Beer & Brawl (results)

Erisol Capora
Damn it all! I spent so much time looking for a chisel, and found absolutely nothing! Sodding useless townsfolk. Well, since I’m clearly not getting past that grate any time soon, I may as well head back to the inn. I begin heading over there, but quickly notice the elf woman from before, again, in the near distance. And talking to her is none other than Gathen “So-Called” Hero. What the hell is he doing… he’d better not be chatting her up. I swear, goddamn humans always take the opportunity to try and get with elves. It’s demeaning to us, for one, and they never succeed anyway. I think. Probably. We’re too attractive and long-lived to take up consort of that ilk with humans, anyway, at least in my opinion. It never ends in good things.
…I’d better make sure he’s not chatting her up, though, just in case. Since I’ve not yet been noticed by Gathen, I take the opportunity to sneak (or at least walk in an unnoticed manner) closer to the two as quietly as possible, hoping that neither of them notices me before I can figure out what they’re discussing.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Adversarial CYOA

Stalling for time, you ask a question- in Undercommon, naturally, which you happen to know, and pray illithids are born knowing- that you already know the answer to: ‘What has happened? Where am I?’ You are surprised, though not visibly, to note that your voice is strange in your ears, or whatever accounts for your hearing – croaking yet bubbly at the same time, and overlaid with the sound of your beak- your beak? Yes, your new illithid beak- clacking together at every other syllable.
It hesitates briefly. Ohhhh, did you screw up already by talking?
Non-standard syntax, perhaps derived from your prior host… but this can be fixed.
…shit. You just realised that the way you worded your question made it sound like you were… yourself. You are, of course, but you obviously don’t want this thing to know that. But at least you got the language thing right.
Regarding where you are, you are in the illithid undercity of Merithae. This will be your home for the remainder of your life, until you join with the elder brain and become one with the knowledge it has and will accumulate.
Oh, hells. That’s a thing, too – eventually, you’re going to die, and then one of those things will eat your brain. Knowing, through some fluke of knowledge, how they erase illithid personalities upon consuming the brain, it’s likely that your soul won’t even make it to the afterlife… or an afterlife, rather, assuming there is one. You know there’s multiple extraplanar dimensions, since your ex-party’s wizard insisted on dragging you through some of them in adventures past, but whether or not they double as afterlives for mortal souls escapes you.
As for what you are, which I assume is what you meant by your first question, that should be obvious. Though you may notice that we are similar, yet subtly different. As a matter of fact, you are one of the superior members of our race. Nobility, compared to one such as myself. Very lucky, you are.
For a given definition of “luck”, but go on.
You’ll be afforded superior housing, much respect from your lessers, and as many slaves as you desire. Not to mention the physical and mental ways in which you are improved compared to myself and those like myself. Though of course, you will require additional information on your surroundings and how to use your abilities before taking your rightful position as a leader figure. If I may?
Well, at least you’ll die in comfort, if you manage to not show yourself up as a fraud here and now. You slowly nod, still trying to determine a mind block sort of thing, and are suddenly hit with a wave of information. Your mind slowly begins to make sense of it all – it seems to include a mental map of the entire Undercity, and the land around it for fifty miles or so, including villages and town both above and below ground, as well as information on your needs – basically slaves and brains, oh gods – and likely abilities, including the psionic attack known to adventurers as the mind blast. In the meantime, still trying to focus on the mental block setup through the infodump you just received, you take a quick look around, noting the relatively large space you’re in right now, the nearby presence of several other newborn illithid (precisely none of whom are likely to be in the same situation as you), and the illithids sent to greet them into their new life of slavery and brain-eating. In the distance, you spy buildings of various sizes made of rock and steel, ranging from just under the size of a town house to sprawling factory-like constructions (you wonder briefly if they contain slaves of any sort), right up to immensely tall rectangular towers that you’re sure would scrape the sky if you weren’t currently underground. As it is, they merely scrape the ceiling, literally so in some cases. Go figure.
Lastly, I will need to perform a mind scan, to ensure minimal deviation from standard. I request that you open your mind to me… sir, ma’am?
After half a second, you recall that some illithids do adopt pseudo-genders based on personality, despite them all being hermaphroditic self-fertilisers. You’re definitely going with the honorifics from your previous physical sex; question is, what was that? And more importantly, how are you going to avoid being immediately caught out and murderized by an army of illithids for not being illithid-ey enough?

1. Male.
2. Female.
3. Intersexed/hermaphroditic.
4. Non-standard sex (e.g. transsexual, third sex, etc.).
5. Sexless (i.e. no genitalia).
[GM note: Most humanoid races that can be subjected to ceremorphosis are either male, female, or very rarely intersexed; thus, and since prior sex doesn’t really matter given your current state, I’ll assume any of the last three options were magically induced states unless other suitable explanations can be given by the players.]

1. Well, figure something out to deal with the mind scan, quickly!

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Adversarial CYOA

Originally posted by yeasy:

7

[Uh, you need to suggest an action for the character to perform for 7. That’s one of those “exercise your creativity” situations I mentioned.]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Adversarial CYOA

[Yes, it’s based around voting, Gonkey, though depending on player desires, you may be given opportunities to exercise your creativity in some many situations.]

Ah, you recall now. You were a somewhat experienced adventurer with fairly significant knowledge of illithid culture before being kidnapped, the sort of person who wouldn’t mind if the law stopped existing, but not the sort of person to use or abuse that lack of law unless everyone else was doing something similar. A cursory examination of yourself reveals that, through sheer luck of the draw, you have become a ulitharid, as indicated by the two extended tentacles coming from your face. Also, you didn’t quite notice before now, but you do seem to have at least a head’s worth of height over the illithid standing before you.
…there’s an illithid standing before you. How has your mind not been read yet? You try to figure out how to shut off your thought stream to outsiders, desperately praying that you’ll manage it before-
You do not appear to have oriented yet. Would you like me to help you in that regard?
Crap crap crap crap crap. You need to say or do something, but what, and how?

1. ‘I am fine. And hungry.’
2. ‘What has happened? Where am I?’
3. ‘How could you do this to me, you BASTARD!’
4. ‘Yes, I’d like that very much.’ Alternatively, a nod of the head.
5. Break down sobbing.
6. One of the above, but transmitted via psionics.
7. Perform an action that isn’t communication.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RPG] Sealing the Crystal mask - Prologue

Lorcrux Makineite
For a moment after the event that’s left lines of afterimages in my vision, I stare through my cell window, looking upward at the darkened clouds. Apparently, something’s happened to the castle… something pretty big, going by where those rays seem to have gone. To be frank, I’m probably not the best source of information for that; aside from the buildings all getting in the way, it all happened so fast that I didn’t look at them all properly before they’d gone. Besides, this is clearly not my problem; after all, why would some massive attack on the royals affect a mere lowly pit fighter like me? Sarcasm wholly intended.
Anyway, not my problem. I have a match to prepare for tomorrow, and the best way to prepare when locked in a small room is to rest. I turn back to my cell – despite my relatively high renown in the field of pit fighting, it’s still just a blank concrete box with a bed and a waste bucket in it, same as always – and move over to the bed, climbing on to the admittedly fairly reasonable mattress and closing my eyes. If anything else happens, I’m sure someone will tell me after I wake up.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / A "Small" Adventure (Sign-up phase) Unlocked Slots

@BCLEGENDS: Projected Bite – Take off the inflicts random additional status effect, or choose a specific status effect/status effects.
Web Shot: This will probably be tweaked slightly later, but for the most part it’s solid.
Main basic Attack: Which element are you planning to use?

1. Could I ask why PB can’t inflict random status effects? Or is it just a matter of me clarifying what status effects it might be able to inflict?
2. Cool.
3. I thought I’d included this… uh, Fire, and I’ll edit to clarify that.

 
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Awaken.
Your eyes snap open, and you immediately take in the form of a mind flayer noble standing opposite you. You’d scream, but for the fact that you remember everything up to this point. Entering their hive, being overwhelmed by the psychic might of the illithids, mental slavery for days on end, and then the worm entering your skull through your ear…
In short, you remember your life. Which, as you understand it, shouldn’t be possible. Your personality, your psyche, should be gone, replaced by that of a newborn illithid. Looking down at yourself, you quickly figure out that, in form at least, you are now very much aberrant in nature. The question is, what were you before… and what have you become?

You have choices to make, youngling. First: What were you before? Or rather, since it’s likely that you were an adventurer of some sort, how much experience did you have?
None – You’re as green as can get, just starting out, and got real unlucky on your very first outing. Hell, maybe you weren’t even an adventuring type before you got kidnapped somehow; either way, you’re going to be in trouble if you get into a fight with something you can’t easily overwhelm with your new abilities early on, though with that said, you have basically no mental baggage to get in the way of mastering your psychic powers.
Minimal – You’ve had a few fights, but you got in too deep, and took on a threat far larger than you could handle, the consequences now evident. You probably have enough tactical knowhow and psychic brute force to handle threats that aren’t stronger than you, though a slight adjustment to how you used to act in a battle scenario may be necessary.
Moderate – Adventuring is your forte, to an extent, but you got cocky, and then you got captured. You’re able to consider battle strategy and tactics moderately well, capable of dealing with targets that are slightly above your hitting power, but will have trouble getting past the fact that you’re an illithidae now, given your past.
High – Even the most skilled adventurers make mistakes sometimes. One too many slip-ups on your end, and lo and behold, how the mighty fall. Your strategic abilities are some of the best in the world, and with the right resources and allies, you’re able to handle most threats without a problem; however, it is likely that you no longer have your previous supernatural skillset, whatever that was, and as everyone knows, mastering new skills gets harder the older you get…

Second: What are you now? What sort of brain-eating creature have you transformed into?
Illithid – You’re a basic, run-of-the-mill, humanoid illithid. Gaunt yet strong, with what appears to be a four-armed squid for a head, your psychic prowess is pretty incredible, though certainly not remarkable by illithid standards; that being said, most illithids will probably not take much notice of you unless you start making big waves.
Ulitharid – The worm inserted into your head was one of few that would produce a ulitharid – you, in this case. You are physically superior to lesser illithids in most every way possible, also possessing much greater psychic power and two much longer tentacles out of four total, and beyond your initial “youth” period, the common illithid will look up to you with immense amounts of respect. However, being much taller than the common illithid, you’ll stand out in a crowd of them, and sneaking around will be much harder for you.
Brainstealer Dragon – You were a true dragon [GM note: State what colour dragon you are] of some sort prior to enslavement, with all the strength that implies, and you’ve only become more powerful as an illithidae creature. Adding monstrous psychic forces on to your inherent draconic abilities, most of which were not lost in transit, ensures that you are very nearly at the top of the illithid food chain, second only to the elder brain itself; yet your immense size makes concealing your movements and actions functionally impossible, and for all your power, you still could not defeat an entire hive’s worth of illithid psionics directed at you, at least not from the offset.
Other – You were some other creature turned to an illithidae. Many possibilities lay behind and ahead of you – maybe you were a true beholder, now turned mindwitness; maybe you were previously a lizardman or chuul, and are now being used as a tzakandi slave labourer or uchuulon hunter; or maybe the illithids have somehow experimented on you to produce something altogether unique. Either way, there are many paths you might have chosen previously, and might still choose.

And last, but not least: What is your alignment? Are you good or evil, lawful or chaotic, a mixture of the categories, or do none of the above apply to you? [GM note: Pick one moral option and one ethical option from this category, and try to keep racial alignment consistent, especially if you chose brainstealer dragon from the above, since that, and therefore your available extra draconic abilities, will decide your previous colour too.]
Moral Alignment
Good – You were a pretty nice person before enslavement, focused primarily on helping others over yourself. Maybe you were just somewhat altruistic, or maybe you were smiting evildoers everyday; regardless, the life of an illithid is likely to be a nightmare for you, especially the brain eating, unless you can somehow find a loophole around those points.
Neutral – You weren’t particularly notable for your good or evil acts – sometimes you might have helped some people with their errands, some other times you might have been a dick to children, but for the most part, you were pretty average in terms of how good and evil people are; beyond the likelihood of initial disgust at eating a living being’s brain, you could take or leave the average illithid’s lifestyle.
Evil – You were kind of a douchebag in your past life. How much of a douchebag may range from kicking small dogs to somehow committing multiple mass genocides, but a douchebag you were; you’ll probably adapt to the typical illithid’s lifestyle well, and may even have eaten brains as part of your diet before illithidisation. We hope not, but…
Ethical Alignment
Lawful – You were the kind of person who did as authority figures told you to. Alternatively, you were a stickler for rules. Alternatively, you made sure the law was enforced. The point is, you like things to be orderly, and prefer for things to go according to plan; the strict nature of illithid society shouldn’t be hard for you to play along with, even if you disagree with how they run things.
Neutral – You were not overly fond of every law in existence, and whilst you generally played along with them as needed, you’ll admit you’ve broken one or two rules in your time. You don’t mind a bit of clutter, and tend to do what everyone else is doing most of the time; you’ll probably be alright if you just follow the acts of the other illithids, as long as you don’t stand out too much in the process.
Chaotic – You were a devil-may-care sort of person in your time, doing what you pleased and not giving a toss about what everyone else thought of that, least of all the local authority figures. You go by the saying “it’s not fun if it’s not a mess”, and rules and laws are at best guidelines for you; in the world that is the illithid hive, however, such carelessness is likely to bring negative attention down on your head, and you might easily get yourself culled if you make too much noise.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Adversarial CYOA

R4L

This game is based in the world of D&D. No specific edition or setting, but most creatures from D&D will be present, assuming I have appropriate information regarding their existence in the setting and environment. As for who you play as, well… just read.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / A Legend is Born (CYOA/RPG)

Well, you heard the man. 1.