Otherwhen Chapter 1: The Coming of Age OOC

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So what is our next adventure?

Poll ended at Sat May 15, 2010 8:32 am

Melnorme day trader!
4
36%
Fires of faith!
5
45%
I don't care about your stupid adventures!
2
18%
 
Total votes: 11

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Otherwhen Chapter 1: The Coming of Age OOC

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Hey guys. It’s time to play another game. Last time, we were a happy Pkunk figuring out what it really means to be a Pkunk. This time, it’s going to be slightly different.. There are some structural differences sure, but there’s also a pretty big mental leap to take.

But let’s start with what is still the same. You’ll still be reading a story and picking options. The option that gets the most votes is chosen, and then you get to do the same thing again and again until we reach some sort of end. You’ll still be posting your votes in the story thread and other comments/criticisms/feedback right here in the OOC thread. So far, so good eh?

Now for the differences. Technically, this isn’t an ever branching tree like the last one. There are much fewer branches, and some rejoin others later on. There are objects around this time too, only attainable if you choose certain paths. They may open up other options later on. And here’s the kicker. This time around, you can die. And dying doesn’t mean reincarnation; it means the game is over. This isn’t a Sierra game, so there will be some clues as to what is a good idea and what isn’t.

Also like last time, we’ll be playing this with our good buddies over on the UQMF. The story forks dramatically at the beginning, so I’ll be forcing you to take different first choices. The forum with the most posts for an option gets to go that way. Since the stories are quite different, feel free to participate in both if you like.

Storywise, we’re not quite in SC canon territory anymore either. We’re far beyond known space and firmly in fan fiction territory. Some of it is based on the discussions in this thread. The rest is all part of my imagination. This may make the game less interesting for some, but I hope you’ll enjoy the ride nonetheless.

Also, feel free to ask as many in-game questions as you want to in the game thread. Our character will answer the best it can, but being young and inexperienced you may not get all the answers.

The story has been pre-written and I’ll update once a week. Maximum length is around two months, minimum around 1 month. Let’s see how well you do. It’s time to grow up.
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fan fiction
DUN dun DUHHHHHN

In all seriousness though, glad to see another one of these. They're fun.
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Yeah, this one srays pretty far from the beaten path, and it tries to blend some other elements into the humour.Lets hope you enjoy it anyhow :)
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Death 999 wrote:You know dwarf fortress? That game is hard core. Making it out of that kind of place means something. Going on a boat for three days? Sure, sailing sometimes is trying and hard - but it doesn't happen that often. Not risking nothing worthy happening.
*Ahem*

Ferocious fish lurk
Beneath the rippling surface
Of every ocean.
[/Poetry abused,
Syllables all counted twice
Random haiku: END]

Don't know what came over me there. Haiku seemed necessary for some reason.

EDIT to restructure the Haiku integrity fields.
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Fossaman wrote: Ran-dom hai-ku: O-ver]
That's 6.
EDIT: Yeah, that's exactly what I was thinking you could change it to.
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Bah, you're right. Fixed. Although I could probably have made some facetious argument about it being intentional. And that I really meant it when I said the random haiku was over.
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Haiku? In my OOC? It's more likely than you think.

Leaving catchphrases behind, that's pretty impressive. Well done.
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Yeah, they lurk, see? Chances are they aren't coming up. And what do you say in that case? "Uh, I went on the ocean, and a huge monster didn't care enough to kill me with a thought."
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Okay, so here is the deal. The SCDB had 9 total votes, 5 for the cave and 4 for sailing. The UQMF had 7 total votes with 4 for the cave and 3 for sailing. Both groups would like to go into the caves, but the SCDB had more total votes and more cave votes, so that’s their story. The UQMF will be going sailing instead. From this point onward, the adventures diverge, not to be reunited until the very end of the adventure (or maybe not?). Next update in a week, where you’ll be making a new exciting choice.

It’s spelunking time!
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Just curious, have the Shofixti been uplifted by the Yehat yet?
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