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In Progress [LP CYOA] Tower

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by treave, Apr 6, 2020.

  1. Kz3r0 Arcane Sad Loser

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    That’s escalated quickly, from errand boy to conqueror of the tower.
     
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  2. Nevill Arcane

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    1) The demon and the Astra are not related, at least not to our knowledge. We used the latter to ward off the former, and that's the extent of the connection.
    2) I want to learn how to use the demon fragment and stop it from being a bother (and a stat drain). I don't want to sign an open-ended deal with the demon on uncertain terms. I want to consult an independent source of information on this before we agree to anything. Obviously, this means that I should be seeking out such sources.

    I have nothing to say about how fun it could be narratively. It heavily depends on what we stand to lose and gain in the process.
     
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  3. CappenVarra phase-based phantasmist Patron

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    now that i think (TM) about it, communism is to astrology as firearms are to slings: we've had a shot at revolutionary gunslinging and blew it off

    having chosen slings and arrows of time as our weapon of choice (sitting by the river until alchemically bloated corpses of our enemies float by), it's only logical that we need to know when Jupiter is in conjunction with Mars, as not to waste too much time navel-fish-watching
     
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  4. Baltika9 Arcane

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    When? This is the first time we are offered a path to the political side of the setting as Wrinkly. If you're talking about character creation, on the other hand, then I am afraid that the Ambassador was more than likely the counter-revolutionary option in the mold of Metternich.
     
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  5. CappenVarra phase-based phantasmist Patron

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    grandma hand-me-down weapon choice: revolver, or sling? and now, having chosen the springless leather, we must endure eternal autumn weather
     
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  6. Baltika9 Arcane

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    So you're saying that becoming a clinical test subject is the in-character option for our dude? I dunno man, seems kind of a stretch. Besides, I don't see how firearms and slings relate to our situation.
     
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  7. hello friend Arcane

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    I'm on an actual spaceship. No joke.
    It can also sound like something more inclined, such as Dr Jekyll trying strange cocktails on the frontier of science or Dr Frankenstein playing fearlessly with half known forces. Just a question of framing.

    There's also the fact that our stat distribution is perfect for the choice, a person of lesser constitution might not be able to handle the strain of the experiments, while we might just become the supersoldier of the future!
     
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  8. Baltika9 Arcane

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    True, but also our capacity to withstand these experiments doesn't mean we must undertake them. I'm growing fond of the bookish hunter we've been developing so far, and I want to continue on that path. Marxism or no.
    Framing or perspective, yeah. I get where the B crowd is coming from, but I think that B is a little imprudent as well as not as interesting when compared to A, or, say, D and E. I think CappenVarra is right, Liz really is a vampire.

    Getting into a Jekyll and Hyde situation could be fun, but only a Red gentleman will be able to sate Elizabeth's, ah, appetites in the future.

    Join me, Comrades, for a better future!
    :incline:
     
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  9. asxetos Augur

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    voting A. the only thing we might lose are our shackles comrades!
     
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  10. Baltika9 Arcane

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    ===Tally===

    A - 9
    B - 7 (8)
    C - 0
    D - 1 (0)
    E - 3

    Votes (open)

    Baltika9 - A>!B
    Nevill - A
    ChumBucket - A
    Kz3r0 - A
    ItsChon - A
    Tigranes - A
    baud - A
    Orbit - A
    asxetos - A

    hello friend - B
    Kalarion - B
    Kipeci - B>A
    Lambchop19 - B>E
    Azira - B
    CappenVarra - B
    Life of the Party - B

    Grimgravy - D>E>B

    ERYFKRAD - E
    oscar - E
    Moist Cloister - E


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    Comrades, rally to our cause! Vote A! You can blame me for all the negative consequences.

    +M
     
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  11. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Fuck it all. Choose B, and blame me if shit hits the fan. :rpgcodex:
     
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  12. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Oh, come on, Azira. You've been the Dex's scapegoat since EPIC. Time to let someone else carry the torch. Namely, me.

    Flop to A and let me take the fall, bros, just this once. Pretty please?

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    Yeah, I know I'm being a little baby about it, but I was really looking forward to getting involved in the setting's politics. Especially the communist/anarchist side of it. Hey, I never denied having an agenda.
    :P
     
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  13. Azira Arcane Patron

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    We need more choices where laxatives are an option.
     
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  14. Baltika9 Arcane

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    :hmmm:

    Maybe we can slip some laxatives in Joe and Ilyich's tea, when we meet them in exile. Or Liebknecht and Luxemburg's.
     
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  15. Azira Arcane Patron

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    I'd like an astra where we can induce diarrhea from a distance. A "laxatives added" button for shits and giggles.
    If there are astras out there that can mess with peoples perceptions, I'm sure that there are astras that can mess with peoples stomachs/"brain in the gut" neurochemistry. :smug:
     
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  16. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Don't necessarily need something that specialized. An astra that allows us to create water (by whatever means) wherever we want should allow us to get the, ah, desired results. Enemas aren't the same as laxatives, but it the results will be interesting all the same.

    :smug:
     
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  17. ChumBucket Augur

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    Fine, I will agree to infiltrate the commie institute, if only to learn the layout for when we burn it to the ground later. :timetoburn:

    Flopping to A.
     
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  18. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    I see what you did there.
     
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  19. CappenVarra phase-based phantasmist Patron

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    Nevill's Kz3r0's clever idea, not mine

    EDIT: my memory playing tricks, apologies bros
     
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  20. Nevill Arcane

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    It was Kz3r0, not me. I dislike it (too many "special" characters for three kids randomly picked from a village), so I choose to not believe it.
     
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  21. treave Arcane Patron

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    Will check and close votes in around 72 hours from now, will try to get out one update a week for the time being since I'm still occupied at work.

    edit: as for rumours about people being assaulted by vampires, you don't have the charisma nor the connections to find out such a thing. :M
     
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  22. Kz3r0 Arcane Sad Loser

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    Treave tends to be Anime, besides my point was that the ritual affected all three of us, it’s perfectly possible that the entity we saw in Sophie’s dream just contacted her, the same for Liz, they weren’t special from the get go.
    Furthermore we chose them over the other kids, not very random.
     
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  23. Azira Arcane Patron

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    To those voting A, do any of you seriously think that vote will aid in Liz' recovery? If so, please explain how.

    I can see getting to know more about astras might help. But sorting marxist litterature?
     
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  24. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Might take her mind off things, or bore her vampire to death.
     
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  25. Nevill Arcane

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    Connections, mostly.

    Either there is a guy on campus who know an underground quack, an eccentric professor, or a bored librarian who remembers the right book.

    It's a long shot, and hardly the main reason for the pick, but the possibility is there.
     
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