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Journey to the Centre of Arcanum - CYOA

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by ironyuri, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. ironyuri Guest

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    Proposed soundtrack for current update:

     
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  2. oscar Tacticular Staff

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    Let's get the glory of being the first into the entrance while Cochrane documents.
     
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  3. ironyuri Guest

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    It's likely that she'll come along on the hike either way, but by choosing 1 you're charged with her care as long as she's alive (which is your duty). Each possibility should have some benefit/detriment.
     
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  4. Monty Arcane

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    Didn't we also get a box of bullets to reload our clips?
     
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  5. ironyuri Guest

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    Yes. Those will be brought ashore with the supplies. I'll add some clips to the inventory, but its doubtful we can lug a box around.

    Edit: What we can carry, vs: what we are able to access will work on the basis of rest/resupply. I'll add inventory to the end of each update once we're on our way down. As long as the supplies aren't lost/destroyed, we'll be moving down progressively with new base camps, if the pistol ever becomes broken/useless we won't have to worry (hence the sword bayonet).
     
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  6. Monty Arcane

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    A1

    'A' because the only thing more important to us than self-preservation is our acute sense of social status. The commanding officer should be with the Professor not setting up camp. We need to take every opportunity to keep Maug in his place. The journalist can document our amazing discovery of the cave while Maug hammers in tent pegs.
     
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  7. ironyuri Guest

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    The two first class privates who have been attached to the mission (Henderson & Jenks) are basically like redshirts in Star Trek for all intents and purposes. I won't flesh them out much, eventhough I don't like the idea of having random nameless characters whose sole purpose is narrative expedience, but think of them as disposable/expendable. Of course, don't piss them off too much, because there is another officer on the mission that might lead them mutinously against you.

    For most outings, you'll have the fire support of one competent low-ranking soldier (unless one or both of them are killed), or should Maug acommpany you, the two support soldiers will remain at camp to guard the supplies.
     
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  8. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    A3, she's not part of the team. She's on her own, let her go her own way.
     
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  9. Statik Educated

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    This. We'll not get any prestige from staying behind and setting up tents, and, considering what happened to our cousin because of the press, I'm not too keen on letting the journalist roam free or assigning her to our rival. Taking charge of her care should give us some control over what she does, and having someone to document our glorious deeds of heroism is a plus.
     
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  10. Kashmir Slippers Augur

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  12. Gondolin Arcane

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    A3

    The journalist will write whatever she wants, whether we stick close to her or not. And even if she wrote a positive story, there's no guarantee that the newspaper would publish it as written. I suggest we find some way to blackmail her and her paper.
     
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  13. grotsnik Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Aye - B3. The reporter will surely go with the Professor in the hope of witnessing this historic moment, and it sounds as if the other two will be busy with the practical arrangements. Leaving our hero plenty of time to rummage through her belongings.
     
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  14. ironyuri Guest

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    You have gained a new trait: Dirty Knickers Thief.
     
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  15. Arpad Educated

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  16. Crooked Bee wide-wandering bee Patron

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    A1. This should be amusing, at least.
     
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  17. Erebus Arcane

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    A1

    It is clear that our goals now include tumbling Miss Cochrane, so she can spread the tale of both our heroism and virility.
     
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  18. Bloodshifter Educated

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    A1 naug is better at defense then us and we want lil ol' journalist alive
     
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  19. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    God this is a great LP.
     
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  20. tuluse Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    B3

    Why run into this expedition head first? Much better to sit back and and uh "look" over the supplies.

    I don't have a strong opinion about what to do with Ms Cochrane, but I feel at this time it's best to stay on the sideline. Alluring though she may be, she is sure to cause us problems in the future.
     
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  21. ironyuri Guest

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    Current voting tally: A: 11; B: 4

    1: 6; 2: 1; 3: 7 (Salvius second vote can't be counted to any of the three current options)
     
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  22. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    A3. While B is a good option too, I feel at the moment, especially having disclosed the identity of the other party, there's not a lot to be done if we sit back and wait - unless we pick B1 and try and butter up Ms. Cochrane, but given our miserable failure with Maug, perhaps we should be more cautious about trying to solve things 'diplomatically'. Let's see what the expedition brings up.
     
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  23. Computer Gamer Refugee Learned

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    A1

    We need to keep the reporter close. Assuming that we can favorably influnce her (and/or stick it in). This is all about what is said about us at home and the story that is told is the one that really matters to our dear hero. Assuming that we don't die or piss her off then we have a huge advantage. I am thinking about how a slanderous story about being saved by a half-orc vice the true story about us leading a cunning ambush against the bandits.
     
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  24. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    Well, I think the character is too much of a self-save to really influence the reporter in any way. That's why I think we should let her do her own thing.
    We may be the right type in the right circumstances, but these are hardly the right circumstances.
    Our little Kleinmann is a fish out of water right now.
     
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