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[LP CYOA] Test-Run

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by treave, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. ScubaV Prophet

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    Edgar:

    Think white noise, blank thoughts. Don't let them in or set him off. Bloodlust comes easy to that one. Ah shit. Concrete streets. Shopping carts. Grocery store. Food. Mmm, food.

    B1
     
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  2. Baltika9 Arcane

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    No, m4davis' option to wash off the blood is winning. You are the voice of doubt and insanity that drives men who dwell on it mad. However, Benton doesn't do much thinking, so he should be safe..

    Edgar and Benton?
     
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  3. Grimgravy Augur Patron

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    Fellate a cross? What kind of religious people does she know? Lord Jesus help her!
     
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  4. Nevill Arcane

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    This is interesting.
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    Benton & Edgar - C
    Baltika9 C
    m4davis C
    Kipeci A
    Lambchop19 C
    (Kz3r0 A?)
    (a bear named spigot A?)

    Edgar - B1
    Kz3r0 C
    Nevill B1
    Rex Feral B1
    a bear named spigot C
    ScubaV B1

    Caitlyn & Francesca - B?
    Azira B
    Tigranes B
    TOME C
    Grimgravy B
    wjw - ?
    Esquilax - ?
    Absinthe - ?

    So, Benton wants to go to the pool, while Edgar wants to go to the cafeteria for food, and he would be able to convince Benton, too, were it not for his desire to stay the hell away from the murderous bandit. Is that the right interpretation?

    How would it work if Benton chose the cafeteria and Edgar wanted to run away from him, but also chose the cafeteria as a go-to place? What is the third Edgar's choice ('just watch') for? Doesn't acting as a part of the group (i.e. choosing where to go with Benton) cross out any other choices for Edgar?

    It would probably make more sense grouped like this:
    Benton's choice - pick a destination
    Edgar's choice - a) Stay with Benton (pick a destination) b) Run away from Benton (pick a destination) c) Screw Benton.

    Unless I am missing some combinations here. :roll:
     
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  5. m4davis Scholar

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    Baltika is voting c too he flopped.
     
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  6. treave Arcane Patron

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    Means his voters are insane.

    Edgar's personal choice has priority over the group choice in ultimately deciding what he does. This should be valid for when there are more than five characters making a group choice, and, say, three of those five get extra personal choices afterwards.
     
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  7. Nevill Arcane

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    But the choices are independent (so I voted without knowing where Benton would go, as my vote came before those of his players), and Benton can hear our thoughts, so he can adjust his destination if he really wanted to.

    It very easily can turn this way even without the usual HERP DERP accompanying the vote process, simply based on who votes when. A situation like this may arise naturally during the course of the LP - just thought I'd point it out.
     
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  8. treave Arcane Patron

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    If he can hear your thoughts and adjust his destination, you can hear his thoughts and adjust your destination if that strikes your fancy. If I notice Edgar voters wanted to split from Benton and go one way, but Benton voters decide to keep changing their votes to stalk Edgar, then that'll be reflected in the narrative and subsequent choices given. I don't really see the problem yet.
     
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  9. treave Arcane Patron

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    To the Garden of Eden

    As she approaches the glittering dome – it looks like one of those modern, high-efficiency, low-maintenance greenhouses she has always wanted but never been able to afford – Francesca notices something that had been lingering at the back of her mind. Perhaps literally, she thinks. Ever since she had awoken, there had been this faint but strange sensation… the pulsation of different strings, each vibrating at different rates yet somehow joining together in harmony. In synchronization. When Donna died, Francesca thought she had felt one of the strings snap and fall silent. But she was not sure. In the chaotic aftermath, in that mad scramble for the door, she thought that she had imagined it. The vibrations had grown weaker when they descended in the cage – all but two – and now, when drawing closer to the dome, grown stronger once more.

    Except this time, it has become clear that there is one less string than before the descent.

    Francesca cannot help but feel uneasy. She looks at Caitlyn’s back, wondering if she has noticed it.

    “Noticed what?” Caitlyn stops and asks, turning to look over her shoulder.

    “The… vibrations,” Francesca says.

    Caitlyn taps her head lightly. “I think I know what you mean. They aren’t content with just controlling our bodies, they want to control our minds too! Ignore it, Francesca. It has no power over you unless you let it.”

    Francesca rather thinks it could be a manifestation of the Holy Spirit instead – communion is much easier if you take your daily supplement of nutritious organic lentil fiber pellets! – but seeing Caitlyn’s frown upon hearing those thoughts, leaves it unsaid. This is not going to be a very easy partnership.

    Finally, thirsty and hungry and more than a little sweaty, they arrive at the dome. Up close, they find that the glass is thick and translucent; they are unable to make out anything within the dome. Caitlyn bravely walks up to the sturdy glass wall, running her hand over its smooth curvature. She raps it with her knuckles. “Leave it to men to objectify women by building a glass tit,” she complains. “There’s no escaping sexism, is there?”

    There is the familiar crackle of the speakers, drawing the attention of the two women towards a glass door almost seamlessly set into the wall. A panel recesses, revealing yet another monitor. Music begins to play. It is Beyonce again, and this time, the song echoing around the jungle is: Run The World (Girls).

    As if to cap off the monitor’s message, the bushes begin to rustle with movement.

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    Group Choice (Caitlyn & Francesca)

    A. Girls

    B. God

    C. The patriarchy

    D. The matriarchy

    E. The kyriarchy

    F. We

    G. Big Business

    H. America

    I. Dinosaurs

    J. Jews

    K. The Illuminati

    L. You

    M. We don’t know

    N. Something else besides these choices

    ***

    Benton runs down the corridor, muttering “Fuck this” and “Fuck that” and “Fuck y’all” as he goes. He had parted ways with Edgar acrimoniously: first they had disagreed on where to go, with the homeless man grumbling something about food and pointing at the route to the cafeteria repeatedly, and then, when they failed to come to an agreement, Edgar had just run off by himself. He don’t trust me, do he? Well fuck him too! I don’t need him? I’mma survive on my own. Don’t need no old fuck to get in my way neither.

    On his part, Benton had decided to make for the swimming pool. He is not entirely sure why himself, but perhaps Aaron’s blood, still staining his tee, plays a part. “Gotta wash it, right? Gonna set in, gonna be a bitch to get out,” he mutters. Then there was that matter of the scratching that he heard behind him…

    As he rounds the corner, he finds himself in front of the swimming pool at last. It is a large pool, Olympic-sized, by Benton’s estimates. An acrid, sterile smell – chlorine – permeates the air. There is a row of black lockers lining the far wall, looking disturbingly like coffins from this distance. The tiles surrounding the pool are wet and slightly stained with the colour of rust. The water in the pool is a little cloudy. It is disgusting, but not as much as the thing floating at the center of the pool: a bloated, naked facsimile of a human, all pale and blubbery and swollen in all the wrong places, bobbing up and down, face up. “That’s nasty shit. That some downright fucked up nasty shit, man,” Benton shakes his head, revolted by the sight. He is not sure if it is a real corpse, but he does not want to find out.

    Jump in and find out. Yo nigger gotta drooooooown~

    Benton blinks. Did he just think that? Or…

    The monitor’s message interrupts his thoughts.

    Benton squints. He can barely make out a glinting, metal object poking out of the swollen, black tongue. It could be a key.

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    Benton’s Choice:

    A. You get the pink and yellow duckie swim ring and jump in. It might be demeaning, and the ring looks a bit too small for you, but it is also the safest way.

    B. You get the inflatable banana boat and paddle over to the center. It might not be all too stable, but it’s better than using a swim ring.

    C. You don’t need no flotation device. You a strong nigga, even if you never dipped your toes in anything more than knee-deep water all your life. You try to swim over to the corpse without a float.

    ***

    Edgar hunches over in the cafeteria, chewing on his ragged fingernails as he tries to ignore the faint scratching both outside the door and inside his head. It is not like any cafeteria he has ever seen. Nothing like this, no. Not even during the war. He looks at the message given to him, on the multiple monitors placed all over the cafeteria.

    Edgar has seen the rings – there is a cardboard box full of them. They are large and adjustable, with inward-facing spikes. He has seen the vending machines too: they contain a variety of items from food to weapons to medicine, and there is a small, round hole where you would usually expect the money to go. The hole is roughly the size of a finger.

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    Edgar’s Choice:

    A. Buy 0 items.

    B. Buy 1 item.

    C. Buy 2 items.

    D. Buy 3 items.

    E. Buy 4 items.

    F. Buy 5 items.

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    Item List:

    Vote for up to five items. The number of top voted items selected will depend on the previous option.

    I. Military rations (3 packs).
    II. Sandwiches (6 pieces).
    III. Potatoes (1 sack).
    IV. Filet mignon (1 piece).
    V. Bottled water (6 bottles).
    VI. Beer (6 pack).
    VII. Vodka (1 bottle).
    VIII. Cabernet Sauvignon (1 glass).
    IX. First aid kit (1 box).
    X. Cold medicine (1 bottle).
    XI. Morphine (1 bottle).
    XII. Baseball bat (1 bat)
    XIII. Hunting knife (1 knife)
    XIV. Machete (1 machete)
    XV. Pistol (17 rounds)
    XVI. Chainsaw (full tank)
     
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  10. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Finger, huh.
     
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  11. Baltika9 Arcane

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    A- 'No need to be a dumbass nigga. Dumbass niggas end up dead."
     
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  12. Nevill Arcane

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    A payment extracted from the finger sounds ominous. Could it be that the payment is the finger? A weapon would be useless if you had to part with three fingers to get it.

    It makes sense, right? The spikes would prevent the finger from being pulled out once the... 'exchange'... begins.

    Edgar was trying to distance himself from his past as a mercenary, but now that the push came to shove, can he really continue to deny it?

    All he really needs is a trusty machete. Then, once he finds Benton ("should be easy to track him with TP"), he will be able to afford 5 more items... and there are 10 more weak, tender, juicy items walking somewhere below.

    He will survive. That is what he does. That is all he does.

    B XIII XIV. It's Congo tiem!
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  13. Lambchop19 Arcane Zionist Agent Literally Hitler Batshit Crazy

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    C - "nigga, ah'm either going ta drown like ah ought ta, or else ah'm gonna learn ta swim, but ah'm not gonna put on dat duck! brace yo'self foo'!"

    http://joel.net/EBONICS/translator

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    "Of course I thought it. I've got to die for what I've done to poor Aaron! HAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHA FEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDDDDORRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!"

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Grimgravy Augur Patron

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    "As catchy as Beyonce is, the scriptures are clear. Satan is the ruler of this world. Caitlyn, I'm sure you can blame the Patriarchy or anything else wrong with the world on Satan!"

    N: Satan
     
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  15. Nevill Arcane

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    A faint voice resonates within your mind. You are not sure if it is real or imaginary, with all the delusions you are currently suffering from.

    'Of course you do. But there is more than one way to skin a nigger, young padawan. Sometimes literally, too. Do not die on me yet. You are MINE.'

    treave, how far does this TP stuff work? Do we hear what is happening with Cait and Fran? Or is it only working while we are in the same room?

    Also, a link to the music is not working because of an extra space in the URL.
     
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  16. Nevill Arcane

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    Well, at least now I know what Edgar's stare looks like.
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    I fully understand why Caitlyn would find that a bit unnerving. :love:
     
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  17. Baltika9 Arcane

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    More like this, I think:
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    Danny Trejo's maniac was an undercover Federale. Cool, but way too common. Edgar is much more badass than that.
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  18. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    "Could it be that the payment is the finger?"

    Duh.

    [Caitlyn]

    Oh, boy. The froo-froo fundie over here is going to have another orgasm about the Divine Phallus. How can I persuade - wait, I know! One thing that runs the world, that is common to both my theories of feminist antipatriarchal herstory and her crackpot fantasies! That thing is belief! And so, those who really run the world, those who can change the world are -

    N. The BELIEVERS.

    (Surely, treave, if you listed Dinosaurs as a valid answer...)
     
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  19. Nevill Arcane

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    This is the Codex. It needs to be spelled out in large letters before we grab that, that, that, and +1 SANDWITCHES on top.

    Though even if you are a love and peace hippie and want everyone to be happy ever after I would still advise taking a weapon to scratch that thing - that scratches at the outskirts of our mind - back.
     
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  20. Kipeci Magister

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    I'll go for this.

    Also, y'all did read that any person was limited to five items, right? Lopping off Benton's fingers to get more items doesn't seem liable to work if that's the case.
     
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  21. Nevill Arcane

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    Of course. He has to be alive and willing to cooperate.

    Luckily, he has all these useless limbs that are worthless to the machine, but might be of sentimental value to him. :smug:
     
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  22. treave Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2012
    Distance is a factor. Right now, Benton and Edgar can't hear Caitlyn and Francesca. They can still sense each other, but not communicate at this distance. Benton and Edgar won't be able to hear each other clearly at the moment, though they may still pick up fragments of particularly strong thought and intent.

    Of course. But bear in mind that if you can't come to a consensus, you might have the pleasure of meeting the forest's inhabitants.

    There's probably ways to convince Benton that it's in his best interests to get some items too.
     
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  23. wjw Augur

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    We are trapped in this world now, there's no need to think about the old world, this one is currently controlled and run by an unknown entity.

    So I suggest we vote M.
     
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  24. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2012
    Of course it's God that runs the world. Who could question that?
     
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