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Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by treave, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    First of all. thank you treave for writing this marvelous tale of pugilists, intrigue and bros! :salute: :incline:
    (I would also like to thank The Barbarian, althrough he has been away for a long while, for introducing the format to the Codex and thus making this story possible, as well as many others)

    I felt really sad for Shun and Cao'er by the end. Song Lingshu, Bai Jiutian and a few others too. Zhang Jue/Sword Saint ending was hilarious! Good to see they didn't forget mighty Poland :potato: !

    Seeing Jing return to Cao'er was very nice. But why Yunzi and Qillin weren't there? Could't use the immortality neigong, didn't want it or Cao'er didn't share?
    What happened to Xuezi? I felt she lost her immortality forever and one reason I didn't want to lose Jing in the ending was that I wanted her to to at least have someone to grown old alongside her, she was arrogant but ultimately good.

    The ending was very excellent. I feared you could't equal or surpass Epic but I was gladdly wrong. You really need to get your writing more spread out into the world, what is good must be disseminated!

    Was I the only reading the epilogue with character endings in a Ron Pearlman imitation voice?

    As for the next CYOA, its HoBo Raider time!

    (damn you, treave! I wanted to make a super-hero CYOA first - But luckly my setting is unique enough not to feel like a rip-off, even had ideas for a future sequel, in SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE of course!)

    Also, ancient Sumeria ending - prologue to Epic/Legend crossover?
     
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  2. Akkudakku Arbiter

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    B>A I wont accept some asylum bullcrap. I don't care for horror stories.
     
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  3. Esquilax Arcane

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    You Hobo Rider fans do realize that we have different options for creating a superhero if we pick that? There are some different things we can go with too, bros:

    We can go with that character cool, but if this ends up winning, perhaps we can be creative and think up a character of our own?
     
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  4. Nevill Arcane

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    Hoboridery, adventure, and steel on steel! The stuff of Legends!

    We need a hero with an S-tier intellect to make up for the retardation of the voters. It is the only way our character will live through the prologue.
     
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  5. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    U-United c-countries? :decline: I don't to unite with these foreigners! They are b-baka idiotas! International intrigue ftw! Long live Nationalism! Down with internationalist opression! Long live the Assembly of Sovereign Nations!

    I dunno Nevill. I do remember many of our retarded choices with Senya worked because Senya had the brainpower to make them workable. But Jing was above-average intelligence and yet we got through with his natural improvisation ability. Remember the final fight? Jing won in the Jing way - Do some epic improvisation against a smarter, stronger enemy.

    PS: Get a real avatar, bro.
     
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  6. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Next time, let's avoid the luck 1 character, shall we? :M
     
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  7. Akkudakku Arbiter

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    Well my idea is Ninja Gaijin - a guy that is a 'ninja' but is not of Japanese origin (Sam-Fishery-style dude maybe?).
     
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  8. Esquilax Arcane

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    So... you want us to play a weaboo?
     
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  9. skaraher Arbiter

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    A bit like this guy ? :troll:
     
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  10. Rex Feral Liturgist

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    What would have happened if we went for a 10 Luck character at the beginning instead of Luck 1? Would we have been able to stop the Heaven plots? Would we still have had people dying on us and us failing without really being our fault?
     
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  11. Esquilax Arcane

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    According to the character creation, the max luck at the very beginning that we would have been able to achieve is 8 Luck, which is nevertheless a whole lot, but still probably a ways away from having what would probably be the best luck in the universe.
     
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  12. Kashmir Slippers Augur

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    Didn't we have at least two opportunities to raise our luck during the course of the story? We would have been able to max out our physical stats this run if we had wanted to.
     
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  13. Nevill Arcane

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    We would be Forever Alone, so it would not be an issue:
    :M
     
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  14. Jester Arbiter

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    Rather S endurance. :lol:
    Could be some kind of Teleporting dude to.
     
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  15. Esquilax Arcane

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    There is only one solution to this conundrum. I present to you:

    THALOSSUS
    Strength: A
    Speed: D
    Intelligence: S
    Power: C (Titanium Skeleton)

    Speed is a D because Thalossus is rather overweight.
     
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  16. treave Arcane Patron

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    It'd prepare you better for defying Heaven. Shun's backup plan. But as said, Jing does things his way.

    Mortals are not privy to Heaven's secrets. +M


    Xuezi's condition for teaching Cao'er.

    Sleeping in an eternal block of ice.

    If you want to do it, do it, so that you have no regrets. /philosotiger

    Bad luck affects everyone but good luck only affects you alone. Just ask Zhang Manxing. :M
     
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  17. tropic Scholar

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    Thanks treave - loved it and looking forward to the next!
     
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  18. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    Waitt, Xuezi didn't want Cao'er to preserve Yunzi and Qillin for Jing? XUEZIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!

    So Xuezi is sleeping in a eternal block of ice?
    So...
    We could say
    Xuezi is...
    A Prisioner of Ice?
    :yeah:


    Heh, one day, one day, when it JUST right and perfect... /perfectionistjaguar

    Looking fowards to the next adventure!
     
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  19. treave Arcane Patron

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    Well, in my experience, nothing is ever going to turn out just right and perfect. More likely than not you'll find you have to improvise all the time, trying to gauge the reactions of the audience so that you can maintain their engagement, or having new ideas popping into your mind and wanting to incorporate them, or on the flip side, realizing that some ideas might not be so good, and dropping them as subtly as you can. All of these will constantly happen while you run it.

    I feel that jumping into the deep end is the quickest way to figure out how you want to approach this. Of course, if you're not ready to begin your lengthy, epic masterpiece, why not try a short run, a self-contained story of about ten or so updates where you can test out C&C and get a feel for the stuff?
     
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  20. Akkudakku Arbiter

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    More like this
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    Or this
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    :kwafuckyeah:
     
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  21. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    As with everyone, a thousand gratitudes for eternal pleasure, dear writer.

    Qs:

    1) What is the one character you ended up giving much more/less screen time to than anticipated?

    2) What is one story arc, event or trope that you planned for a while but we never got to see at all or see fully, whether because you cut it or because we stumbled our way out of it?

    3) What was one Codex voting decision that really had you wondering what the fuck we were doing?
     
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  22. Nevill Arcane

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    Yes please. Except for Huashan Summit, of course. :)

    By the way, how was the 2nd chapter originally supposed to go before we started to continuosly ignore Zhang's challenge?
     
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  23. Rex Feral Liturgist

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    Back on Maniac training we could have trained for five years. What would have happened had we come out of Maniac Island only 2 years after the Huashan Summit? Would it have been directly into the epilogue?
     
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  24. Nevill Arcane

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    By the end of the third year Chi Tianxie comes by and drags you to the altar by the ear.

    -The End.-
     
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  25. treave Arcane Patron

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    More screen time than expected - If you count the gaidens, Zhang Jue. Turned out to be a hugely more popular character than I anticipated, and I couldn't help but pander shamelessly. :negative: If not, technically Nuwa, who would not have made a single appearance if there was no PRAY.
    Less screen time than expected - Too many to count here, since there's a lot I could have done with most of the characters that appeared. If I had to pick one, Xiahou Yu. But that's my fault, since in retrospect I should have included him in the Youxia City Constables arc.

    Again, a lot of things that never made it, but I think the biggest event after Huashan Summit would be the Eight Sects attacking the Fire Temple. It was scheduled to occur after Huashan but before Shaolin, though I decided to postpone it to shortly after Xiangyang and the BDS, if prior to this you had triggered enough flags for the event. This also reduced Yunzi's importance to the plot even more.

    Attacking Zhang Manxing again. Well, not really, after two years doing this shit nothing really surprises me all that much anymore. I was a bit frustrated back in pre-timeskip Youxia when you guys picked to hear out Du Yao despite being expressly warned that there is no going back if you do, deciding to do exactly what you were warned against, and then proceeding to attempt to shut down an entire city of crime with just five straight-laced orthodox pugilists. Also, I don't get why people get so upset and vitriolic at what the characters in the LP do sometimes. :?

    Run around being introduced to each of the eight sects and challenging them.

    Super Ahura would have taken over half of the country by then.
     
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