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Cloud is Dead (Final Fantasy VII CYOA)

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by Random, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Nevill Arcane

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    That was my initial plan, honest. But how would you elicit people to flop to that? Not enough XTREME.
     
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  2. Baltika9 Arcane

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    'Tis the codex way. :salute:
     
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  3. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    So, guise, True Grit Soldier named Spud?
     
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  4. Nevill Arcane

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    One asshole down.

    So, Heroic Impulse Ranger Medic Student, since it was our next favorite? Let's be an hero!

    Flopped to Tactical Genius. We can become an hero faster this way.
     
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  5. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Can't say I regret his passing, though. With a name like Shepard, the guy deserved to die.
     
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  6. Imperator Scholar

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    Heroic Impulse Ranger Medic Student
     
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  7. Anabanana Augur

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    I am totally down for Ranger/Medic/Student, but let's go with anything BUT Heroic Impulse. I'd be fine with Cold-Blooded, though having all the Inner Natures at once sounds fun. You're a cold-blooded tactician, but have some kind of mental illness that compels you to lead people into doing suicidal heroics, which only you will survive because nobody is as tough as you, you motherfucker.

    I pity our party members.
     
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  8. Night Goat The Immovable Autism Patron No Fun Allowed

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    We're all adults here, so let's not be some do-gooder. I also vote for multiclassing the Inner Natures. If I had to choose one, it would be True Grit this time.
     
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  9. Zero Credibility Arcane

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    I catch some sleep and we are already dead. Nice going guys. Did you deliberately try to kill our character because you didn't like the way the character turned out? If yes, fuck that. I'm voting for the biggest hero option possible this time. And the same bloody name if it caused that much buthurt - Shepard.
     
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  10. a bear named spigot Arcane

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    Come on guys, if we're going to be extreme, we need extreme stats! Savant +tenacity, -str -int! Merc, Thief. True Grit (or all of them, w/e).

    also Spud is a good name
     
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  11. Elfberserker Liturgist

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    Good to see that we can actually die quiete easily.

    my choice.

    Class: ranger
    Package: Pilot and Student
    Inner nature: true grit
     
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  12. Nevill Arcane

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    Moral of the story: don't sleep when there is a vote going on. :P

    Sooo... Heroic Impulse Ranger Medic Student, then, I presume? :)

    Blasphemy! XTREME is not a state of the body, but of the mind.
     
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  13. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Fuck it, I want to LARP this guy:
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    Warrior
    Soldier x2
    True Grit.
    Sturnn.

    Ain't no one taking him down.
     
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  14. Zero Credibility Arcane

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    But I like sleeping. Yeah, as much as I like quick updates, it would probably be better to wait for more votes rather than adhere to strict update schedule. Otherwise this is going to be a very short LP.

    Anyway, voting:

    Ranger - because again I like agility / smarts combination
    Student / Medic - sounds like this could work well with tactical genius
    Tactical Genius - having a taste of this in action I like it, though if I had an opportunity I would question the point of trying to hide from high-calibre ammo behind a trash can, metal or not (unless the damn thing was filled with kevlar)
    Shepard - because of the butthurt; if you guys have a better idea, vote for it instead of each giving a different name
     
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  15. Anabanana Augur

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    Fine. I like Sturnn as a name. Let's go with that.
     
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  16. Nevill Arcane

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    If we continue, do we get to observe the crazy stunt by our predecessor? Can we heroically rush out of the building and scatter the enemy by going past our limits to try and help him in case he is still alive? He could be!
     
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  17. GreyViper Erudite

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    Haha shotest CYOA ever. :D

    Ranger
    Student / Medic
    Tactical Genius
     
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  18. Random Arcane Patron

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    Alright, we'll go in depth but quickly this time around. There's only been one suggestion for taking the Warrior class and the rest have all been Ranger. In the interests of time, we'll just go ahead with Ranger and move onto the two larger issues here.

    I've seen fewer suggestions for skill packages, so the list of the ones that have been so far suggested is here:

    http://strawpoll.me/869103

    As before, please only vote for two of them.

    As for Inner Nature, I've decided that you'll be spared the shame of easy mode. Instead, what I'll do is allow you access to all five Inner Natures, but they will play a sort of alignment function here. If you repeatedly use Cold-Blooded choices, you will be seen as a cold-blooded bastard by your party and the world. If you repeatedly use True Grit choices, you'll be seen as some kind of badass. In this way, Inner Nature based and tagged options carry with them the weight of the future, and if you have access to five different Inner Nature options for important decisions, it won't be terrifically clear which one is the best choice. Am I making sense?
     
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  19. Nevill Arcane

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    I guess people liked the application of our Tactical Genius. I'll flop to that just to spare us another tie.

    So far (as of 16:35 GMT 15.12.13) we have:

    Nevill - Tactical Genius Ranger Medic Student
    Imperator - Heroic Impulse Ranger Medic Student
    Anabanana - (Anything but Heroic Impulse) Ranger Medic Student / Sturrn
    Elfberserker - True Grit Ranger Pilot Student
    Baltika9 - True Grit Warrior Soldier*2 /Sturnn
    Zero Credibility - Tactical Genius Ranger Medic Student / Shepard
    GreyViper - Tactical Genius Ranger Medic Student

    ERYFKRAD - True Grit Soldier (skills unspecified)
    Night Goat - True Grit (everything else unspecified)

    Class:
    Ranger - 6
    Warrior -1
    Soldier - 1

    Skills:
    Medic - 5
    Student - 6
    Soldier - 3
    Pilot - 1

    Inner Nature:
    True Grit - 4
    Tactical Genius - 3
    Heroic Impulse - 1

    It seems like everything but the Inner Nature is decided. Maybe we should take up on Random's offer.

    Edit: ninja'd by Random.

    You are. Inner Nature as a kind of reputation/alignment sounds pretty good. But still, maybe you shouldn't tag them and keep these statistics hidden? It is quite clear that using civilians as a living shield is not a Heroic option. But it may count equally towards Cold-Blooded and Tactical Genius, depending on the situation. I like figuring out things like this by myself.
     
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  20. Random Arcane Patron

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    Thanks for tallying up the ballots. It's already looking like the strawpoll is gonna be a repeat of what you've got for skill package choices, unless lurkers massively pump up thief and pilot or something.

    I'll consider not tagging every choice. I think what I'll do is keep the tags for the rest of the prologue (so you can see kind of how this stuff is working), then get rid of them once we've moved onto Chapter 1 and you all have a firmer grasp on how it works.
     
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  21. a bear named spigot Arcane

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    disregarded for having too extreme a class choice.
     
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  22. Random Arcane Patron

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    Oh shit I totally forgot about the name. Uhhhhh

    http://strawpoll.me/869385

    Vote for every single one you would be willing to endure a long term CYOA with!
     
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  23. Nevill Arcane

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    Sorry. Severe case of selective myopia. Voted for Spud to right the wrongs. :)
     
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  24. a bear named spigot Arcane

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    :salute:
     
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  25. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Wait, spud's in the lead? HolyshitwhathaveIdone.
     
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