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

  1. Akkudakku Arbiter

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    Betrayal.
     
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  2. Rex Feral Liturgist

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    So, what LP choice won?
     
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  3. Nevill Arcane

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    It is too close, so the flops can be resolved either way.

    The Spiral is leading by raw votes, and it is a tie between it and Cthulhu if the Hobolovers flop.

    But the majority of those voting for the Spiral prefer Hoboridery, so...

    In the best Codexian tradition, I'll vote for C>A to have a three-way tie. :lol:

    Edit: and flop back to straight C to prolong the tension.
     
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  4. treave Arcane Patron

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    Hm, since it's so closely tied, I might eventually just decide to abuse authorial fiat and do whichever I feel like starting first. :M

    Regardless of whichever choice wins, the new LP is not likely to begin until the end of the month at the soonest, taking into account the time I need to lay down the groundwork.
     
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  5. Rex Feral Liturgist

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    Life has no meaning without your CYOA's :negative:
     
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  6. Jester Arbiter

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    In the best Codexian tradition, i will flop to straight C.
     
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  7. Rex Feral Liturgist

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    I can hardly believe the Hospital LP, which is the simplest of them, is winning.

    I guess this is the reason games like Amnesia and Outlast are so popular despite their simple gameplay.
     
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  8. Nevill Arcane

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    Define 'simplest'.

    I can hardly remember 4X strategy sections in 'Legend', either.
     
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  9. Tribute Scholar

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    I'm not actually sure how this vote works exactly.
     
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  10. Esquilax Arcane

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    Simple? All the CYOA LP's have operated in the exact same way:

    1. Examine a list of choices
    2. DISCUSS!!! many pages
    3. ???
    4. PROFIT! Butthurt
    I think that the bare-bones survival-horror narrative is part of the appeal, actually. We've had two LP's in Epic and Legend that have both dealt with big events, huge dramas between powerful characters, and generally dealing with characters who are very important/powerful/influential in the world that they inhabit. Ean was a god who could take on an army single-handed at the beginning of the story, and by the end of Legend, Xu Jing was probably the greatest martial artist in the world.

    A good survival-horror, on the other hand, is supposed to make you feel weak and vulnerable. I have a feeling that we might not be playing as the same juggernauts we've been used to controlling so far, and for a lot of people that change of pace can be very refreshing.
     
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  11. Lambchop19 Arcane Zionist Agent Literally Hitler Batshit Crazy

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    Which is why it has my vote. Flopping to C>A also. In hindsight, I rather enjoyed playing Senya at the beginning of the second book of Epic. We couldn't do jack and our greater intellect only allowed us to realize how screwed we were after we picked a wrong choice.
     
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  12. treave Arcane Patron

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    I suppose it's the 'simplest' when you look at the scale of the story from the sample I posted and the basic concept. No globe-trotting, generational sagas like in A, no flashy heroes and villains battling in a sprawling city like in B. The scale is a lot more smaller, as is the cast. Still, that doesn't necessarily mean the narrative will turn out any less complex than the other choices despite the personal scale.
     
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  13. Nevill Arcane

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    Less characters = more time to flesh them out = more attachment and butthurt when they will be inevitably murdered due to genre conventions. It is going to be glorious.

    Oh, and the Codex can't into horror. If we see something strange, alien and unsettling, we feel the urge to go talk to it, or we straight up go MAXIMUM FUCK and slap it in the face until either it submits or we are dead.

    Unless, of course, it has tentacles or at least a snake tail that could pass for one. Then we romance it.

    I suppose we'll burn through the cast rather quickly. :lol:
     
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  14. Rex Feral Liturgist

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    I didn't mean simple in the pejorative way, I was simply referring to the smaller scale of the events that are happening and the smaller cast. However this does have the advantage to be more deep and profound, tackling with themes that weren't as present in other CYOA's, and that's why I voted for it.

    It kind of reminds me of Amnesia, the atmosphere at least.
     
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  15. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Dear Zhang Jue,
    What is your history with Shangguan Chuji? Your life approaches to life are almost exact opposites, and yet you get along very well. How have you come to such a close relationship?
     
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  16. Elfberserker Liturgist

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    I guess the appeal of C is massive "pssible huge butthurt" sign it has...
    I can't be possible only one that think that codex will have massive butthurt once it gets playing a horror setting in small location and finds out that you can't possible Yolo trought that one.

    Not that I am complaining since I am probably one of first people to vote retard vote and thinking it's good idea.:lol:
     
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  17. treave Arcane Patron

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    ZJ: I should let him answer that one... wait, he has run off again. Pardon me, but I will need to go hunt him down. He is just a very shy person, I'm afraid.
     
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  18. Absinthe Erudite

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    I wonder if we could be a villain in C. You know, the kind of psycho who likes to mess with people's heads for his own benefit/amusement. There's usually at least one guy like that in these stories. Why not be that guy?

    We've been playing a lot of nonstop heroic types. Might be good to be a bastard for a change.
     
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  19. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Dear Zhang Jue,
    After your tour of the Americas and the poles is completed, will you be looking into new locales and venues? If so, where do you plan on giving your next performance?
     
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  20. treave Arcane Patron

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    A - multiple predefined protagonists, voter influence on protagonist personality possible but rare.
    B - single protagonist mainly defined by character creation, like this LP.
    C - blank slate protagonist, choices gradually define personality.

    The possibility is definitely there.

    The problem is that Codex is nice deep down inside and won't play a sociopath unless tricked into doing so.
     
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  21. Esquilax Arcane

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    This is true. We need someone with the strength and the resolve to guide us to The Way of the Asshole. Smashing Axe, please teach us your ways.

    Anyways, I'm really intrigued by the fact that Spiral seems to be a considerably different experience than the last two LP's. Flopping to C, I'm pretty sold on it.
     
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  22. treave Arcane Patron

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    ZJ: I have heard from my disciple that Heaven is pretty nice at this time of the year.
     
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  23. treave Arcane Patron

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    One week later, everyone finds out it's just the animu weeabooisms of the past two years distilled into a Japanese horror setting and cranked up to 11 meganimus desu. :troll:

    Anyway, I'll close the votes now so I have enough time to do the prep work. C wins.
     
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  24. Elfberserker Liturgist

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    Don't worry guys!
    I am sure nothing horrible will happen in that horror setting, because Treave got jesus avatar!
    There couldn't possible anything horrible happening to us, because we got Jesus DM our next LP!
    Hurraah! we are safe from butthurt for our Lord savior is hosting the game!!!!!! We are going to be totally safe!!!

    I hardly been more excited in my life before about finding PEACE & LOVE in our hospital horror setting.
    :bounce:
     
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  25. TOME Cuckmaster General

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    Well fuck, late again. I guess one vote to B wouldn't have changed anything?
     
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