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ArtDrake

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Re: The Gate
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2012, 04:49:51 PM »

Wait, if you had run six miles, would you have been wearing shorts? In which case you would not be pantsless if you just went into the river to help your legs... ?

Follow her, I guess. These people don't seem to be too big on answers.
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« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2012, 05:13:47 PM »

1. You were wearing sweatpants, but good thinking. remember, they were disintigrated.

2. really? ask her nothing because you didn't get an answer before? (please let me explain what is happening)
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« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2012, 07:47:36 PM »

Yeah, I forgot about the pants.

Also, I don't know which game archetypes you're employing yet, so I never know whether to act rationally [ask lots of questions and not act particularly brave] or whether to be a bog-standard game character [always brave, always asking questions and getting no answers] or whether my character should try to be a bit Genre Savvy in order to avoid embarassment and death.

I can have the character act in any of these ways, but I need to know which one you want, because the game's no fun if the player and the writer are always bickering over the writer not giving the player choices and the player not giving the writer much material to work with by just acting like a normal person and running away from giant temples of doom instead of diving in.

So, what kind of person is this character? It seems you have a certain curious, heroic way you want him to act that I don't fully understand.
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« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2012, 08:08:29 PM »

from now on rationality is best, it's just in the beginning that I needed you to jump into the doom temple.
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Re: The Gate
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2012, 08:38:38 PM »

Okay, then. Ask the lady where you are at the moment, and who she thinks you are.
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Re: The Gate
« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2012, 08:58:38 AM »

Afterwards, ask about the "Gate" and it's purpose.
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« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2012, 03:07:50 PM »

Her answer starts out weird and just keeps going from there.
she explains that there is more than one version of reality and this is simply another. she goes on to explain that this particular version although technically known as myriad has gained itself the nickname "loophole" because it seems to be the passage through which magic comes into being. she explains that nearly two dozen others have entered much similarly to how you have.she was the most recent to arrive. She explains that once anyone has entered the loophole they gain the ability to preform magic. she says that everyone seems to pe particularly well suited for a certain sort of magic. Hers, she claims is controlling others. you find all of this unusually easy to swallow.

you ask her about the gate but she says that that is something that only the most senior among the group of magicians discuss and only in urgent hushed tones.
she leads you up the stream where a waterfall rises higher than you've ever seen it before. with a movement of her hand too quick to follow she parts the water and passes into a cave in the cliff. and gestures for you to follow. inside you see nearly twenty faces staring at you, none of which seem to be older than thirty.
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Re: The Gate
« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2012, 05:10:29 PM »

[ooc]

So, she arrived after you? Or before you? And I told you that if I asked things I'd get cryptic responses.
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« Reply #38 on: August 01, 2012, 06:08:22 PM »

she isn't counting you
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« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2012, 06:29:08 PM »

Follow behavioral cues for what you're supposed to do -- if she sits down, sit down next to her or near her, or if she starts to introduce you as someone or something you don't know you are, just listen, I guess.
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« Reply #40 on: August 02, 2012, 12:42:35 PM »

(good job not breaking societal rules)

the girl sits but gestures for you to stand.one of the older men in the group nods towards you and says come with me.

he brings you to a room that is nearly empty. although there are no visible sources of light you have no difficulty seeing. on a table there is a metronome ticking slowly, four crystals green, yellow, red and blue, a small bar of what appears to be vlack metal a silver box and a living chrysalis from a butterfly.
"inspect these items, this is a test." he says.
"of what?" you ask.
"not the pass/fail sort he says, more like a dna test." go ahead, you may use them however you feel, but do not take them."
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Re: The Gate
« Reply #41 on: August 02, 2012, 12:48:42 PM »

Try various things with the items.
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« Reply #42 on: August 02, 2012, 12:52:10 PM »

specifics? that isn't all that helpful, I could just make some stuff up but that isn't as fun as having actual gameplay
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Re: The Gate
« Reply #43 on: August 02, 2012, 12:59:52 PM »

Try assmebling the crystals in the box? Also maybe look a little closer at the chrysalis. It'd be fun if you got a pet butterfly xD
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Re: The Gate
« Reply #44 on: August 02, 2012, 01:07:49 PM »

Open the box to check its contents, and touch all of the items to see if you feel anything from them. I'm not sure how magic works in your game universe quite yet, but I guess I'll find out.
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