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RPG Discussion / Re: Combat System
« on: October 24, 2016, 04:41:41 PM »
You're just saying that because you nearly got mauled.

AMA Section / Re: Ask My Characters Anything
« on: October 24, 2016, 04:35:46 PM »
Lil Rose consistently refuses to call Merletta "Ms Yoru" or anything similar. Wat do?

Big Rose mocks Merletta insisting on being called "Ms Yoru" or anything similar. Wat do?

Leonius calls Merletta "Ms Yoru" but it sounds sarcastic, and (for the sake of question) two of his Heralds have kicked her ass in the past. Wat do?

Soljia seems to be trying to call Merletta "Ms Yoru" but consistently fails due to her language issues. Wat do?

Ayla calls Merletta "Uroy Sm" and speaks all of her sentences where she addresses her backwards. The cyborg seems incredibly amused whenever she does this. Wat do?

Carmine calls Merletta "Ms Yoru" and it's genuine, she's happy and helpful, but somehow finds Merletta's blueprints and makes copies. Modified copies. Adorable copies. And gives them to Merletta, claiming they're improved versions, and she did it for her. Wat do?

AMA Section / Re: AMAA about my characters or the White Fang
« on: October 24, 2016, 04:25:47 PM »
How badly would Titania take hearing about the old timeline? Specifically, how would she respond to finding out she was, by following the rules closely and assuming the best of a very promising, if irresponsible, student, responsible for Fayza doing some of her horrible, horrible shit?

Would your characters, if they find out about the bad end timeline, be curious how they died?

Malina gets a note from a secret admirer. Wat do?

How would Malina react to seeing a her, with different weapons and appearance, and a different Manticore, being a cold, angry, and competitive Good Kitty?

Does the Malina of this timeline still love spiced maize? Would she still wiggle her lower body and call herself a stinger butt for it?

AMA Section / Re: Rush hops on the AMA bandwagon.
« on: October 24, 2016, 04:19:36 PM »
Nebu is given business cards by SET, because given her inability to keep a low profile she might as well have something nice. However, someone had hacked the print job and made them read, "Nebu Nekhbet, Bull Dyke with a Bob Cut" instead of her official job title within SET. Wat do?

Phi and Rho get their data components hacked, and find themselves constantly singing the Meow Mix jingle. How badly do they, and their operators, respond?

AMA Section / Re: AMA: Met's Characters
« on: October 24, 2016, 04:09:17 PM »
How resistant would Isabelle be to being dressed up in a cute outfit by Carmine? How about after Cutepocalypse?

Same question for Vivian and Lyssa.

How offended would Isabelle be if someone hacked her scroll so her ringtone and all of her notification sounds were "Cat loves food, yeah yeah yeah yeah, cat loves food yeah yeah" at full volume?

Does Isabelle love food, yeah yeah yeah yeah?

Your characters, including Isabelle, see a black cat with blue eyes walking around campus with a collar. The name tag says "Isabelle" - Wat do?

AMA Section / Re: Kellenredx's AMA thread
« on: October 24, 2016, 03:55:21 PM »
How does Zwei feel about his Cutepocalypse costume, and everything it entails?

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?

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..."

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.

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.


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.

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.

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...

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?

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.

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?

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?

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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