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[LP CYOA] Spiral

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by treave, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. Nevill Arcane

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    Few people are willing to play P&P games over an internet forum. This format makes our CYOAs a bit of a different experience, even though they are similar in nature.

    Large world probably won't do because the teams might not interact and you risk running two separate CYOAs in one, but that might be addressed with a stricter narrative that makes them pursue the same goal.

    What do you see as largest hurdles? Well, besises the Dex' barely hidden desire to screw the other guy over. :lol:

    I CLAIMED HIM FIRST!!! :argh:

    That might be a problem. A group of buddies can take over a team and outvote the rest who might not agree with their reasons. The more voters there are, the less it matters.

    Then again, a well-adjusted team of friends is much more consistent with their decisions and less prone to butthurt, so... :roll:
     
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  2. Baltika9 Arcane

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    So they would have an unfair advantage over the other teams.
     
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  3. treave Arcane Patron

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    For a longer story? Probably writing simultaneous, parallel yet intersecting plot threads for up to a year. Planning it is fine, but having to write it out may be more tedious.

    Well, if you guys really want to test how a multiplayer CYOA would work, I could play along for a month or two, while putting some more planning into the lengthier project in the meantime. For example, you guys could call dibs on the following characters right now, though there should be at least one voter for each character initially:

     
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  4. Nevill Arcane

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    :bounce::bounce::bounce:
     
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  5. Baltika9 Arcane

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    If that's what we're rolling with, then: Benton.
     
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  6. a bear named spigot Arcane

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    dibs on Edgar
     
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  7. Esquilax Arcane

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    Caitlyn. A young, naive college student with no prospects thanks to a shitty degree - why, it feels like I've known Caitlyn all my life!
     
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  8. Nevill Arcane

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    We are a match made in Heaven. :love:
     
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  9. Baltika9 Arcane

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    We need someone for Donna and Francesca now.
     
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  10. treave Arcane Patron

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    The new thread will go live when all the slots are filled up.

    Taking suggestions for titles.

    edit: also reworked Donna's job.
     
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  11. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Well, what's the premise? Uninhabited island?
     
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  12. Grimgravy Augur Patron

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    Is Francisca a vegan who owns a shop or someone who owns a vegan shop?
     
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  13. treave Arcane Patron

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    It begins with music. Edvard Grieg’s Morning Mood, the perfect piece to start a wonderful and productive day. One by one, the people in the room stir. They come to, being greeted by the peaceful fluting piped in through rusty speakers hanging from the corners of the concrete walls.

    First there is confusion. “Where am I? What is going on? Who are you?” These are the questions that they ask.

    Then, there is fear. “Where am I!? What is going on!? Who are you!?” When they get no concrete answers as to their predicament, and they find that the only doors leading out of the room are firmly shut, the questions are asked again, more stridently this time.

    And later on, there will be the call for calm, and for proper, polite introductions. People are predictable this way.

    “Hi. I’m… uh… Aaron. I’m 22, and, uh, yeah. I’m kinda, like, finding myself at the moment… so… yeah...”

    “You can call me Benton. I’m an OG businessman, you dig?”

    “Hi! Caitlyn here… I’m 23 and I’m doing a course on the philosophical art of humanistic gendered theology. It’s nice to meet you all!”

    “I’m Donna. I’m a fitness trainer. That's all.”

    “E’gar.”

    “Hello, I’m Francesca, and I’m the proprietor of the Jesus Saves Fiber-Rich Vegan Au Naturel Christian Green Food Grocer Mart. I’m not sure if anyone of you have heard of us, but we have a very thriving Facebook and Twitter presence, and are at the forefront of organic foods in town…”

    “They just fucking with us, man. I ain’t gonna have none of this shit, sitting around here with you guys like we’re cool or anything.” Benton is the first to stand up and kick at the locked doors in his frustration. As always, in any group of people you have the impatient and the ones quick to resort to physical force.

    Bunch of dumb motherfuckers.

    Everyone hears it. Benton knows it, too. That his thoughts are, somehow, being broadcasted to the others…
     
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  14. Nevill Arcane

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    What is this even...? :?

    TOWER CYOA!! :hug:
     
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  15. treave Arcane Patron

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    No, it's the

    concept. They're not in a tower, it's an island of some sort.
     
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  16. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Word.
    'Six on an island, to say nothing of the dog. A Codex multiplayer LP.'
     
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  17. Nevill Arcane

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    Yes, but that's based on a Tower concept, no?

    Edit: ah, I misremembered that, it seems. :oops:

    I nominate Lambchop19. :lol::lol::lol:
     
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  18. Baltika9 Arcane

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    I'm loving my dude already. treave, will the players get the background of their characters once the thing kicks off?
     
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  19. treave Arcane Patron

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    There's not really much relevant background biography to speak of, but I'll add a few more lines later.
     
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  20. Baltika9 Arcane

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    So we need people for the fitness trainer and the (admittedly lame) vegan shop owner.
     
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  21. Grimgravy Augur Patron

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    I'll take Francisca.
     
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  22. treave Arcane Patron

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    They're all lame. :lol:
     
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  23. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Is this a stealthy jab at the players?
     
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  24. treave Arcane Patron

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    No, they're designed to be not very likeable, for the most part. This is going to be a short session after all. :M
     
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  25. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Gotcha. I should play up the OG and Muh Dik angles.
    I'm Lamar Davis/Ryder, not CJ.
     
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