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AMA Section / Re: AMA about my characters, myself, or Atlas!
« on: October 24, 2016, 03:54:45 PM »
Carmine comes up to Lucina, possibly a long time after Cutepocalypse, and says she has a costume for Isabelle. And wants help getting her to put it on. She shows Lucina an adorable "kitty princess" outfit, thankfully lacking any kind of tail accessory, and asks if Lucina is in. Wat do?

What's the Lord of Nevermore's favorite food?

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High on the list are Affuchse, a kind of monkey-fox creature native to Lacansia. They have big ears, big eyes, glorious fluffy prehensile tails, and full coats to deal with the constant moisture of central Lacansia's rainforest and the nightly cold snaps. Carmine has very fond memories of watching a trupp of affuchse playing while she was out with Aurelio catching up on Huntress training to attend Beacon. She is not yet aware of Big Rose's familiars, Nick and Dell.

"They talk at you with their little chitters! They play an' 'ave fun! They're brightly colored, excited little children, and when you 'ave an 'ole trupp of 'em playin' over your head... it's just 'ard not to smile, y'know?"

Cats are always a contender, particularly a long-haired variety from Atlas bred to handle the cold.

"Look! Look at this thing! Look at it's little smooshed face amidst all that floof an' it's fat little tail! It's adorable!"

You can never go wrong with bright colors and singing, so birds, particularly brightly colored songbirds, rank high on the list.

"Chirp! Tweet-tweet! ... Squawk?" Squawk! "It's a squawker! "Eeee-hee-hee..."

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RPG Discussion / Re: Combat System
« on: October 24, 2016, 03:36:46 PM »
...through which we must pass if we are to become stronger.

Not necessarily.

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I see how that particular issue would create a whole host of problems; have you guys considered implementing a dice-rolling system like what D&D has?

We had. We've considered pseudorandom number based systems. We've considered resource-based systems. We've considered hybrid systems. We've considered point-buy diceless systems.

It's safe to say we've weighed all the options on the RPG, and a combat system has been turned down each time.

HOWEVER...

The whole point of setting the site up like this is that it's incredibly expandable. So a spinoff with a point-buy system could find a home here.

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Also, Vox, Umbra's showed me a few people's failed attempts at creating OP characters, and I have to say, I'm a great fan of your work.

Everyone likes seeing people get thrown to the lions.

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RPG Discussion / Re: Combat System
« on: October 24, 2016, 01:18:05 PM »
That begs the question: do we actually have a formal combat system, or is it straight-up all fluff, all description?

As the second-longest serving active staff member, and longest serving active administrator, I'd like you to know that it's been discussed, at length, by the staff... and down that road lies naught but pain, hardship, and sorrow...

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AMA Section / Re: Rush hops on the AMA bandwagon.
« on: October 24, 2016, 12:05:14 AM »
How would Nebu feel about being referred to as, "the bull dyke with the bowl cut" by someone at the facility the DUATs are going to be at?

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Approved Characters / Re: Azure Andrastia
« on: October 23, 2016, 11:37:06 PM »
I'm not new to the site

Your history does not work in your fucking favor, you retard.

You're here because I decided to give EVERYONE on the ban list a second chance.

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AMA Section / Re: AMAA about my characters or the White Fang
« on: October 23, 2016, 01:09:28 PM »
After the pain in the ass that is Cutepocalypse, how badly would Titania react to finding out another Cerulean incident had the Cerulean Task Force members fight a statue of her named Gneiss Tits?

If the White Fang ends up having members caught up in Cerulean anomalies, would they be willing to work alongside the Cerulean Task Force?

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AMA Section / Re: AMA about my characters, myself, or Atlas!
« on: October 23, 2016, 12:47:28 PM »
On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being KILL IT WITH MORE FIRE, how persona non grata is someone like Leonius/Dr. Regulus in Atlas given the inhumane methods and technologies of Pilum?

How does Lucina feel about hurting innocents? Like if she breaks someone's hand in Cutepocalypse? How would she feel if one of her victims because of Cutepocalypse ended up in the hospital?

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AMA Section / Re: AMAA about my characters or the White Fang
« on: October 22, 2016, 10:09:06 PM »
How would Malina react to seeing a her, with different weapons and appearance, and a different Manticore, being a cold, angry, competitive and egotistical bitch? IE, how would Reboot Malina react to finding out about Pre-Reboot Malina?

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AMA Section / Re: AMA about my characters, myself, or Atlas!
« on: October 22, 2016, 04:31:08 PM »
Do the AGIS units, being modeled after Leonius who is a minor god of rape by this point, make the developers of the AK-series feel insecure about the size of their penises? (Robo or otherwise.)

If Lucina gets revenge on Carmine, then later finds out everything was Leo's fault, how bad will she feel?

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AMA Section / Re: AMA about my characters, myself, or Atlas!
« on: October 22, 2016, 02:43:56 PM »
Is Lucina still as big of a ho as she was pre-reboot?

Does she still help Isabelle practice every night?

Will Lucina hold a grudge against Carmine for being "responsible" for Cutepocalypse, and things going south?

How does she feel about kitty costumes like the one she'll have to wear, with everything it entails?

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"Hey"

Carmine had looked at Verdant, noticing the arrow before it had been loosed. "'Ey," was her only response when she darted to the side, the arrow impacting about a foot to her right and barely brushing her with ice crystals. She heard something about not talking much during the fight, and shrugged, raising Al-Maisan at the archer. "Nah, we 'aven't. But we can talk after this if you want."

It was a friendly enough exchange with someone who was suddenly facing a burst of kinetic destruction as Carmine loosed her charged shot at him before turning to snag Malina with Al-Maisan's grapple line.

"Fastball."

It was the only warning she gave Malina before she used her semblance to fling her teammate at Juno.

(Aura: 95%)
(Charged Shot: 10-15 point AOE)

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Electrolasers with a range of about 100 m, tops?

Those were used by the Beacon Guard pre-reboot to take down Aoife, but it depends how much juice you want to pump down that plasma channel.

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Thermobarics - or Dust-fueled equivalents, not surpassing the FOAB?

Yes.

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High-tech explosives like octaazacubane (using the predicted mass density of 2.69g/mL)?

No. Eat a dick.

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Retroviral gene therapy?

No. Eat several dicks.

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Biocybernetic nerve/computer couplings without using Dust, such as with a prosthetic arm, but working as well as if it used Dust?

Until we know how Ironwood's arm works, cyberwear is in an iffy place without alternate means. So soft no, with an admonishment to cover all of your bases and keep the workings vague if you decide to take a swing at it anyway.

And also, dust is an energy propellant that handwaves some physics concerns, not magic rocks, it'd only factor into the limb as a power source. If you don't even pay attention to the mechanics of the source material, your worldbuilds are doomed from the start. Use your goddamn brain and devote some of that google time to what Dust is.

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Hover tanks?

If you think you can justify the need and use of armor elements, yes, if they're using Dust, because if you try to weasel your way into skiffy gravity control, I'm banning you from worldbuilding. You get three strikes on Islium's shit.

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Airborne propulsion systems that don't directly consume Dust as a fuel source?
Extremely low-tech only.

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EDIT: Quantum computers? If yes, what maximum 'size'?
Not only no. Not only hell no. Full on FUCK OFF.

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Are coilguns (more accurately, mass drivers, since you could probably do something of the sorts with Gravity Dust) okay, within the ranges of the believable - that is, more like normal firearms than uber-cannons that fit in your pocket?

We can build side-arm grade coilguns NOW.

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Are hypersonic aircrafts okay?

No.

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Would having an automated field medic with a purely programmed AI capable of limited flight and performing emergency surgeries be okay?

The medical knowledge and deductive reasoning required to perform medicine is so far beyond the CCT AI it's ridiculous, and that's hosted in a large building. Not only no, but HELL NO.

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AMA Section / Re: AMAA about my characters or the White Fang
« on: October 20, 2016, 12:24:28 AM »
Dildocore when?

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