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[LP CYOA] Epic

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by treave, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. Storyfag Perfidious Pole Patron

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    I'd be inclined to see a rewrite, and consider the previous version a most intriguing "what if". Showing off your C&C and all that. It's not like it'd be the first Codex CYOA to get rewritten...
     
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  2. newcomer Learned

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    Have to agree with this, and personally I'm also guilty for proposing D :oops:

    I'll pick any of C, D, E, depending on which one is winning
     
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  3. Esquilax Arcane

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    Fuck, I knew that hijacking Zeus' thunder was too good to be true. We had a plan, changing it on the fly was a bad idea. I also hoped that we'd have more time for this particular choice, because it was a tough one. Oh well.

    If we're continuing with this update, I vote B. Definitely not C. If we're continuing from the previous update, then C/D/E, sorry for confusing things like that.

    My preference would be E.

    Voting C for previous, B for this one.

    I still fondly remember the alternate future of the Marius Hax saga that resulted in an ending that was worse than the "wrong" one.
     
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  4. treave Arcane Patron

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    In some part, I don't want to have to tell you guys that 'nope, this doesn't end up differently from what I've already given, pick one of the others' before the choice has been decided. I think the 'make-your-own-plan' choices will be better left for more long-term situations from now on, because it's hardly fair for me to have you guys spend time thinking up a creative plan when you don't know the extent of what Zeus can do with two pieces of Vajra, and thus fail to get a different outcome from lack of information.
     
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  5. Storyfag Perfidious Pole Patron

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    Arright, reiterating my D vote for the previous choice.
     
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  6. TOME Cuckmaster General

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    Vote for chapter 5.19:
    C. You fight Zeus. You have a piece of Vajra and Edem by your side, and Zeus had apparently exhausted the last of his lightning just now. Even if he has two pieces of Vajra, you should be able to take him down and complete Vajra for yourself.

    We should try to get the Vajra from Zeus and use the poison if we get a chance.

    Or if the isn't going to be a rewrite, then vote for chapter 5.20:
    C. You reject the terms and attack Zeus. Fuck him and his one-sided offer, you will work this out on your own terms. Preferably over his dead body.
     
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  7. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Why doesn't anyone ever listen to me, before it's too late.
    All us smart asses really should unite under one choice. And since Zeus just demonstrated his...rather potent ability to read minds, my "feigning submission" shit will be just as unfortunate as this update. If we talk to him, he kills Marduk, so Esquilax's D is out (we need that guy as a last trump card). That leaves a choice between C and E, essentially a choice between "WAAAAGH!" and :I gots me a kunnin'plan."

    Edit: I'm voting C.

    And, yeah, if we continue with this update (which I hope we won't. I really hope we won't.), then B. We had no right to endanger ourselves so much with negotiations. We have even less right to lay down our life needlessly. I'm actually pretty sure that we could take Zeus on and win, if not for Ares. And Edem is not, seems to me, coming back.

    treave: say, since E is just C with a plan, would they be considered, ah, related? Or is it rat diplomacy time? Or just include Esquilax's plan into C?
     
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  8. Azira Arcane Patron

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    C.

    That's my vote for both this vote and last. I think Zeus is too big for his britches.
    I'm rather sure we're going to pay hell for it, but I still think he's much too uppity. :rpgcodex:
     
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  9. Esquilax Arcane

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    If we're continuing with this one, C is retarded. It's flip-flopping bullshit that will have us killed. Zeus, on home turf, with two pieces of Vajra, one-on-one against Ean: those are the worst fucking odds I've ever seen.

    Lose the ego and avoid the fight here. Either take his offer or run. Hopefully we'll get the opportunity to fight him with Edem from our previous point, but if we continue from here, it is way too late to take him on. Edem did the smart thing and bailed, so should we.
     
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  10. Computer Gamer Refugee Learned

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    Been following, but this is one of the rare times Be arsed enough when I am caught up enough with things to to vote.

    Voting E
     
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  11. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    E for the re-doing choice, as Baltika9 says. Though I'm also open to C/D, I think the way things have turned out with the miscount and our 'premonition' we need to go for it. Certainly better than going for C with the new update.
     
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  12. CappenVarra phase-based phantasmist Patron

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    My vote for the previous update was and remains C. I'm guessing it was the only one actually counter as such :)
     
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  13. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Hey, maybe this update is Ean's premonition ability telling him the future?
     
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  14. ScubaV Prophet

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    I vote for a re-do as well. C,D,E were all variations of essentially the same choice and together easily outnumbered A. For a revote I'd pick E > C > D.

    If we stick to what happened then B.
     
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  15. Esquilax Arcane

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    So... something like offering him the location of the elusive Gieloth scientist who taught us how to create our sword, right? :troll:

    This update is interesting though. I have a feeling that if we decided to take Zeus up on his offer, we'd get shipped off to some bizarre post-apocalyptic wasteland full of misfits and rebels such as ourselves. I've flipped my choice to C, even though I came up with E, I'd rather stick to the original choices instead of trying some tricksy shit that might fuck us over even worse.

    Edit: I agree with Baltika9, D/E is basically a variation of C. Ean's been in a thousand battles, he'll come up with something good, just let him do his thing. If there's one thing that Ean doesn't need any sort of help/planning in, it's how to fight.
     
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  16. Kukulkan Learned

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    C
    for previous vote
    B
    for current one
    EDIT: Flopping because of Baltik9
     
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  17. Baltika9 Arcane

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    C, D and E bros, we gotta unite, otherwise this is canon. Since E and D are basically C with a plan, and Ean is a smart enough guy to come up with a good plan, and treave is a good enough DM to note a decent strategy, I'm paging all E's and D's to flop to C (@Kukulkan, Storyfag, Tigranes, newcomer). If we don't band together now, then Ean and his world is screwed. Royally.

    Edit: and by decent I mean popular, but retarded.
    :troll:
     
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  18. treave Arcane Patron

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    As of now C has an overwhelming lead.
     
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  19. ScubaV Prophet

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    C is fine with me. Gogogo!
     
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  20. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    And so begins an even worse outcome...
     
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  21. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Ahem...Devouring God
    :yeah:
    [​IMG]
    Alternatively, A New Hope.
    Hopefully we get the Dark God. Time to grimdark it up. On our terms.
     
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  22. Esquilax Arcane

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    We'll see. We might die here anyways. And we still need to escape from Ares somehow.

    But if we kill Zeus, I wouldn't recommend going DEVOUR SOUL!!!. We've barely fed, we haven't given into our hunger enough to make Dark God happen. We have 4 feed points, so if we are enough of a dumbfuck to go that route, we're going to get the Derp God ending with Marduk consuming us.

    Even without the metagaming to give us that info, I'd still avoid it - it wouldn't make sense to go all grimdark at this point. Even with his curse, Ean has decided to protect the Gutians, stabilize Babylon and save Egypt by luring Ares away from Memphis. And he's been worried about getting his girlfriend to safety. For a flesh-eating abomination, he's probably nicer than most of the people I meet during the day. :lol:

    Smashing Axe, I'm positive:

    1 - The thug right before we met Sekhenun in Babylon
    2 - Mehlu
    3 - Gamilsin
    4 - Nusku

    We haven't fed since then. We refrained from eating the terror twins and we didn't feed on our way to Olympus because (1) we didn't want to waste time and (2) a safety precaution should we come close to death in battle; flying into a rage would give us a shot of adrenaline and be enough to come out on top if Zeus/Ares/Marduk got close to killing us.
     
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  23. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    Are you sure we only have 4 feed points? Would appreciate a metagamey tally if you have the time, I need to rush off right now.

    I am disappoint you guys didn't want to feed more, we could have got this ending.
     
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  24. Bloodshifter Educated

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    C sigh now that we know that Marduk is a pwned pony might as well try to kill Zeus while we have him holding the 2 "separate" pieces of Varja

    if its a continuation to 5.20

    then Voting B
     
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  25. Baltika9 Arcane

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    I may be getting way ahead of myself, but I think that we should split with Iltani while we can, lest we end up in an "Arthur and Guinevere" situation.
    (Found the best I could, this film is very underrated and videos are extremely hard to find)

    The gist here is Lancelot's panicked words, which are paraphrased, ("The Sword, the sword! A land without a king!")


    (Note that it is missing an important quote from Guinevere that goes something like this: "One cannot stare too long at the sun.")

    Note that this could very well indeed happen, and Ean amounting to who and what he is (seriously, he has never loved anyone before, not even his parents), his first betrayal in love will be extremely painful. And the only thing worse than that will be losing her. All of this will be increasingly amplified because Ean is, ultimately, still more human than some humans are. An emotionless, passionless, absolutely neutral God Emprah is still very, very far away (and when you take into account that Big E loved Man, you get an even worse result). So, best not get attached to her.


    Now, Sekhenun on the other hand.:smug:
    TL;DR: Ean i is not meant to love one single mortal. Hell, he might not even be meant to love anything except Man.

    Edit: @treave: psst...you better be taking notes here, I'm giving you gold. Gold, I say.
     
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