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Topic: Forum Games / [RPG] Heroes of Patheus - Chapter 1 (Introductions)

Lorcrux Makineite
Well, one last person showed up before Markus came back, and chided someone else for dancing on the table. Which he was apparently doing, for some reason. Moving onward in time, Markus tells us the kingdom is in danger, and then asked if we saw what happened yesterday. Well, gee, it wasn’t exactly difficult to miss it.
‘Get to the point. One: what were those energy beams shooting everywhere? Two, and this assumes you know what the energy beams were, considering how you seem like the type who knows everything that’s happening for no good reason: how do you know what those energy beams were? And three: what’s all this stuff you’re carrying around?’

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

[I’ll assume by now that Erisol’s mana has recharged.]

Erisol Capora
Well, that was a reasonable rest. Time to continue my search for a chisel. Or a lockpick. Some way of busting through the grate, anyway. Leaving the inn, I pass someone who, going by his longbow and quiver of arrows, I assume is another adventurer in this town, and therefore probably as much of a jackass as the others I happen to know of. Also, the elf girl again, who fortunately seems to be lost in thought at this precise moment. I summarily ignore both of them, and begin asking around for such an item as I previously mentioned.

[So basically, Erisol once again asks around for someone who might be able to sell him a chisel.]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RPG] Heroes of Patheus - Chapter 1 (Introductions)

Lorcrux Makineite
And at last, I am approached by someone… someone wearing a worn and shattered bronze mask whose bulk rivals, and perhaps surpasses even the immensity that was Drack, who, after pulling out a list with multiple drawings and descriptions on it and handing it to me, claims to have once been granted a large sum of money to cripple me in preparation for a fight which I otherwise won. Apparently, though, he decided against doing so, hence why we’re both here. He finally introduces himself as Wilhelm Bauer – a name that, naturally, I have no recollection of hearing before now – before suggesting that I cut out my name and description as a memento of sorts. I might consider doing that, too. But first…
‘You.’
I grab his wrist as he turns to leave, and look at him through the grating over my eyes for a short moment.
‘I like you. You’re not afraid to cut the crap about what you’ve done. Precious little of that going around outside the pits, it seems.’
And then I let him go, returning to my pseudo-isolatory state of not talking to people. Observing the parchment for just a moment, I pull out my shortsword and begin cutting through the paper around my own name, image, and description; the marks left are ragged and untidy, and frequently pass through the descriptions for those above and below my own name, but the fragment is finally allowed to break free, and after discarding everything else, I fold it up and tuck it into the rope holding up my breeches.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RPG] Heroes of Patheus - Chapter 1 (Introductions)

Lorcrux Makineite
Well, something stupid happened, and some guy wearing a gold mask with black gemstones imprinted into it made an ass of himself. Honestly, I couldn’t care less; there are many people I’ve known who simply cracked under the pressure of constant hardship, training, and life-or-death situations, and became far stranger than he. Far crueler, too. Given the expensive-looking mask, though, I’m willing to bet that he’s from one noble family or another, born of some incestuous union no doubt. Really, when you’re looking upward from the very bottom of the barrel, everyone at the top looks the same to you.
I can’t imagine I’m going to get along very well with him, lest he can prove that there’s more under the mask than some clueless womanizer.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Adversarial CYOA

Originally posted by SypherKhode822:

which version of D&D are we talking here?
Preferably one that has all of it’s information online for free, so we can decide best upon how we want to establish our sexi harem of elf babes army of gross, rotting, dead things.

[None specific. I did say that. Use any edition you like, I suppose, but keep it reasonable.]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RPG] Heroes of Patheus - Chapter 1 (Introductions)

Lorcrux Makineite
My fight with the man known as “Drack the Annihilator” was no longer than five minutes, but they must have been the longest and most brutal five minutes of my life.
At this point, I’d rather not return to the spectacle of the battle itself; instead, I think over the circumstances that led Drack to become the monster he was at the time of his admittedly fairly hideous death. As a young pit fighter, he was apparently bullied and pushed around a lot, losing several battles where the punishment for failure was somewhat less harsh than a perhaps desirable death. In response, he pushed his body until he hit the very limits of reasonable musculature, then just kept on pushing, suffering from severe issues with his growth due to how much muscle he put on at such a young age, but ultimately reaching a height of about seven feet, and a weight of about 240 pounds, about 80% of that being pure muscle. Apparently, the whole thing with being bullied like that did a number on his head too, specifically targeted at those of the bullying age group; he was known for soliciting sexual affairs from fighters as young as twelve, by force if need be, and would pretty regularly beat up younger and weaker pit fighters too. I wasn’t kidding when I referred to him as a monster – he fit the bill, both physically and mentally speaking.
I suppose crowd friction would sooner or later insist that two of the best fighters went up against one another in a fight. Specifically to the death, it seems; we’d fought once before, but only to first blood, which he won with ease. For our second and final bout, he made the choice to go in unarmed, to show just how inferior I was to him, promising that he’d break every bone in my body before letting me die. As it turns out, a good storm of blades and chains is very effective at keeping someone slower than yourself away from you until they bleed out from constant laceration and bruising.
Ha. Ha. Ha.
And now I’m here, in this inn. The guards must have been in a good mood today, or else were under very powerful enchantment, because I somehow convinced them that the note I’d received, and my word that I’d gotten it from a Peace Corporal, was enough reason for them to not only allow me to leave with my weapons from the fight that day and a shirt of (admittedly out-of-shape) chainmail armour, but for them to escort me to the edge of the city to ensure that no other guards stopped me on my way out. They must have been mad or spellbound; I could have done anything to them, could have gone on a murderous rampage the moment they left me to my own devices; yet they escorted me out! And yet I didn’t do any of that, and like some sort of meek child, followed the instructions on the note and went to the place I was told. Took me all day to walk there, but still I went. I’m starting to wonder if I did have a choice after all – whether the aforementioned fork in the road was really the only path I could have taken at all, and that any other possibility was naught but illusion, leading to dead ends all along. It all seemed too easy for me to get out of that hellhole, is all…
Regardless, a waitress comes along and greets me far more nicely than some bulky black man wearing a battle-scarred full-face mask, ratty blood-stained breeches tied with rope, and rusty chainmail, and carrying around three extremely lethal weapons indeed, has any right to be greeted; then asks me to take whatever table I like. I quickly spy a table with three others already sitting down around it, and a sheet of paper with a symbol that I seem to recall Markus having on his person, though where exactly on him it was, I could not now say. I head over to the table, sit down at an empty chair – with a bit more force than was perhaps strictly necessary, just to ensure that my presence was noted – and promptly remain completely silent. I can hardly imagine these three wanting to talk to me, and I’m certainly not in a hurry to talk to them.

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

Originally posted by gammaflux:

50% on the first two turns then?

…sure, why not.

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

Originally posted by gammaflux:
Originally posted by ilovekirby12:

For the 15% chance for three turns, I have changed it to be controllable by the infector for that durnation. So it’s more of a “mind control” fungus, not just one that confuses.

Alright, I’ll add it in

@BCLEGENDS: 30% of the time, but 50% on the first turn? :P

…ehhhhh… I mean, I guess that’s fine, but I’m still not fond of how low the chance of the effect functioning is, given that it doesn’t actually do anything else. If it were like Pokemon, where the target got much slower as well… but there’s no speed stat in this. And in any case, paralysis in that was semi-permanent too.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Adversarial CYOA

Originally posted by yeasy:

Uhm, so we’ve to strictly stick D&D classes or can you use build?

[I think it might be necessary to stick to D&D classes, just so that we can actually determine what the character could do, and therefore what will be easier to re-learn if you the players decide to go down that path again.]

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

For the most part, yes; however, I’m not fond of how low the chance of Paralytic Agent’s effect actually working in any given turn is. I’d much rather it worked at least 30%, if not up to 40% of the time, since it is meant to stop the target from doing anything.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Master Thread

So in case nobody’s updated this yet, Tarot Cake: The Great Secret died on account of nobody was posting. In its place, have Adversarial CYOA: “A fun game where you take the role of a brain-eating four-tentacled-squid-headed person and fulfill some ancient prophecy by existing or whatever.”

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RPG] Heroes of Patheus - Chapter 1 (Introductions)

Lorcrux Makineite
…so that’s it, then? Just “go here when I tell you to”, and then he’s off? Bah. There’s every possibility that I’ll be dead by then, I’m certain he knows that. Not necessarily a great possibility, but high enough that he shouldn’t have bothered, in my opinion. Besides, what does he know about “purpose to live”? For all intents and purposes, my entire life has been as a pit fighter, and I never had a choice in that; does he honestly expect that to change in the blink of an eye just because he wants it to?
Though on the other hand…
Very, very rarely have I imagined what I might do were I born into more favourable circumstances. Every other time that this has happened, I’ve immediately dismissed such thoughts, on account of there was never any opportunity for them to come to fruition… yet in this case, I actually have a choice in the matter for once in my damn life. Redwell, as far as I’m aware, is no more than a day’s walk out of here, though in which direction I’m not sure; maybe, just maybe, if I survive this next fight, and convince the guards to let me go, and figure out which way Redwell is, and don’t get immediately recaptured at any point along the path…
Hrm. Getting there could be tougher than I first thought. But hey, I at least have some motivation to take the one fork in the road of my life that leads away from this lifestyle. Speaking of which, I don’t have much time before my next fight begins.
Next, and… quite possibly final, if destiny and/or luck is on my side.
I suppose I should get ready.

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

[Yeah, alright.]

Erisol Capora
A single ‘Ha!’ escapes my lips, and then I’m inside the inn. I need to take a break for a bit, and if the thug decides he wants to try and murder me, well, he’s going to have to contend with everyone else in the inn. Or at least the local law enforcements when they get here, who I assume are at least more competent than the average adventurer passing through this town.

[Erisol rests for a bit.]

 
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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] Heroes of Patheus - Sign-ups and OOC discussion

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] Heroes of Patheus - Chapter 1 (Introductions)

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] Heroes of Patheus - Chapter 1 (Introductions)

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.]