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In Progress Emperor of Nothing [40k CYOA]

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by LogOS, Feb 5, 2019.

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  1. LogOS Novice

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    I've no idea who root is, but I get the impression i didn't translate the idea of E) quite well. The Path of Fate (The Path Indeterminate) means the Path of Chance, that all things will be as they will be, and the only choice to be made is how you meet the crises that will inevitably arise.

    The Path of Fate is roughly translated to "Que Sera, Sera" and the choice to how one shall meet this inevitable fate. It does not reflect some actual metaphysical Fate enginereed by Tzeentch. I apologize if this wasn't clear.

    In fact, all choices are to reflect more of a philosophical worldview as opposed to a plan/determination of how things will happen. They are representative of Guilliman's possible outlooks, not mystical incantations to determine outcomes.

    Perhaps my inclusion of Traitor Primarchs made this needlessly complicated, but all these choices are supposed to embody a principle, not a metaphysics. Chaos is not part of the equation at all. It is merely a way of determining what sort of man (or not even a Man, depending on the choice) Guilliman will be in this Dark Imperium.
     
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  2. Baltika9 Arcane

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    In other words, E is "YOLO!"
    A likely story.
     
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  3. LogOS Novice

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    YOLO with a choice. "You only live once" can be as much a philosophy of life as a sentence on all life, and all things in between.
     
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  4. Lithium Flower Prophet

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    Root (was?) another user on this site who ran a number of CYOAs including some truly massive ones set after the Emperor's death but to my knowledge he was not influenced by semi-obscure Canadian tentacle rape erotica so you may very well be the superior incarnation.
     
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  5. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Details, please.
    :lol:
     
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  6. Lithium Flower Prophet

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    Unless I am terribly wrong, its in the thread name (corraborated by other things, not the least of which is our boi's username and the prologue's general tone). I will continue to make obnoxious references to it in future posts so I better not be wrong - God forbid my posts come off as sycophantic *and* misplaced, right?
     
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  7. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
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    How can the Imperium challenge the terrors of the materium and immaterium I hear folk ask? Simple, through faith and fury we shall overcome.

    Believe in the Emperor and the sovereign might of the Golden Throne, for in the Warp belief begets reality, and untold trillions across the Milky Way worship He On Earth. Thus his potency grows and he becomes more than the equal of the Unclean Powers, he is an anathema to them, a great and cleansing light that banishes the darkness.

    How can we win you ask? I say how can we lose, with the Emperor in our hearts and our eyes on the heavens we shall forge a great destiny, and tear down the false gods of the heretic.

    FOR THE IMPERIUM, FOR THE EMPEROR, AND FOR HUMANITY ASCENDANT!
     
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  9. Commissar Draco KKKodex WCDS Commissar Patron

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    Flipping to: F) The Path Boundless, the path of unshakeable belief. The God-Emperor has mastered the Empyrean so that Man may master the Materium. Humanity must expand ever outward, removing all in its path. Mortarion, Lorgar and Ferrus Manus sought it.

    Deus Imperator Vult!
     
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  10. Lambchop19 Arcane Zionist Agent Literally Hitler Batshit Crazy

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    This was my overall impression, though some seemed to denote actions.

    It's my intention to bring the universe under the bootheel of the Empire, crushing all that stand in our way without mercy.

    If you have any other pitiable human goal, whether "peace" or "redemption", turn back now and pick the other option.

    I aim to bathe the cosmos in an inescapable torrent of blood and extend the Emperor's dominion to the end of time and space.

    Let us see what the fullness of his aims are, for whether positive or negative in outcome, they shall surely be beyond the dreams of mere mortals.
     
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  11. hello friend Arcane

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    Fuck it, F
     
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  12. Baltika9 Arcane

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    [​IMG]

    Seriously, though, I see a way this might work. If we inspire enough fervent belief in the empire, we may be able to will the Emperor into another 'Chaos God.' But would that make us, and every other human, a daemon?
    +M
     
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  13. Lithium Flower Prophet

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    You say that as if that is a self-evidently bad thing.
     
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  14. LogOS Novice

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    If I count correctly, I believe E is in the lead with 7 votes, with B and F right behind at 6 each?


    I am a little confused with all that changes (though a lot of that is my fault for changing the OP), and i'm unsure what the > means. preferential vote if the first choice is losing?
     
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  15. Lithium Flower Prophet

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    This is what I've got, but just got back from work so its possible I fucked up the count:

    A: agentorange, kz3r0---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TOTAL: 2
    B: storyfag, grimgravy, Nahel, the brazillian slaughter---------------------------------------------------------------------------TOTAL: 4
    C: Andnjord, Azira, Oscar (secondary vote = A), hoothoot, ERYFRALKFDSKRIS (secondary vote = F)--------------------TOTAL: 5
    D: Baltika9 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TOTAL: 1
    E: urthor, muckguppy, MoistCluster, Lithium Flower (secondary vote = F), daveyarsegallant, esquilax --------------------TOTAL: 6
    F: Neanderthal, SHeev, Lambchop19, obsqeusnouirnsodfa aprboraboijrnashion, hello friend, Commisar Draco ----------TOTAL: 6 (with two secondary votes, should you allow such things, this is the leader)
     
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  16. LogOS Novice

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    I don't know, how are such things usually resolved in these fora?

    I feel if there's to be secondary votes, then everybody should make them, otherwise the result ends up skewed.
     
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  17. Lithium Flower Prophet

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    Entirely up to you. I recall in my Sabres let's play I generally allowed them but forbid them in certain instances, but its not like I am any sort of authority on this (and there isn't one).
     
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  18. Kz3r0 Arcane

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    I change my vote to F.

    Codex choose the fastest and straightest path to ruin as always.
     
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  19. hoothoot Scholar Patron

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    flopping to E[xcellence]

    choose F if you want Faggoty Fucking Failure!
     
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  20. Lithium Flower Prophet

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    Changing my vote to just E) for the memes.

    LogOS do you regret this now? :D

    I am most amused by the "For the Emperor!" rhetoric of some F) voters considering A) is explicitly the path the Emperor wants to take (unless I misunderstood the text)

    ((Ah, nevermind, that is the path ascribed to the Emperor's will. Then again it looks like we are just choosing Rowboat's currentmindset before, I assume, the Emperor reveals further information))
     
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  21. LogOS Novice

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    This is partly correct. A represents the path that current BL books seem to hint or outright state the Emperor wanted: he loved Mankind but not men, and wanted us to get dead 'ard and turn into a psychic species. In this LP, I'm not considering that stuff as canon (to be fair, neither is GW, they keep changing it), just the more current fluff about Dark Imperium.

    A) is what BL tells us the Imperium should have been, whereas F) Is what the Imperium currently is. The others in between are varying shades of personal philosophy. The Emperor may favour one, all or none. After ten thousand years of coma and grimdark, Guilliman has no idea what his father actually intended.
     
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  22. hoothoot Scholar Patron

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    Gotta do a lexicanum binge

    A sounds like a pretty decent path now. Probably still treadable with E though as we TEST the LIMITS to YOLO FUCK UP everybody
     
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  23. Lambchop19 Arcane Zionist Agent Literally Hitler Batshit Crazy

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    YOLO faggotry it is then.

    I tried.

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  24. LogOS Novice

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    You can still vote, I was just trying to keep track of all the >s and changes, I got somewhat confused (after confusing you all). I don't expect to post another part until the weekend, though I will if work allows.
     
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  25. Lambchop19 Arcane Zionist Agent Literally Hitler Batshit Crazy

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    F is/was the path of absolute faith. Manifest Destiny and conquering the universe. No wimpy guilt over what is or was, but trust the all is part of the Emerpor's plan.

    In essence, it's another side of the same coin as E. Both lay all blame at the hand of some fate, be it the Emperor or "Fate™", but F has purpose and faith instead of just saying "what will be will be" like an abject cuck.

    While F might get us killed down the line by putting too much faith in some guy that just happens to have conquered death itself and to be virtually omniscient, E chalks everything up to luck and hopes for the best.

    We are literally playing with the same mindset as an average american single mother now. Thx. gg.

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    VOTE IS STILL ON!?? EVERYONE FLOP TO F REEEEEEEE!!!
     
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