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Empatheias Events ([personal profile] empevents) wrote in [community profile] empatheias_ooc2017-03-17 08:48 pm
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Welcome to [community profile] empatheias' test drive meme. This test drive is to help interested players test their characters in the game's environment. We've included a few prompts that incorporate specific elements of the game, though you'll find all of them have a lot of leeway for players to get as creative as necessary. Before diving in, here are a few things we'd like to remind everyone about the game in general:

  • Date reminders. Reserves open Saturday, March 25 and Applications (Canon | OC) open a week later on April 1st.

  • OC Reminder! Just a quick reminder that original characters are allowed. Those interested can also use the test drive. OCs do not need to be reserved.

  • Emotions are key! Empatheias' premise focuses on how anyone's emotions can affect their environment, be it big or small. While not every emotion will cause a reaction, significant ones definitely will. How much effect a character will have will ultimately be up to you, the player. Also, while we're giving a lot of leeway for the test drive, keep in mind that there will be some limits in the actual game.

  • Everyone has an amulet. All characters have a unique amulet that is specialized for them. It will contain all of their emotion drops and it serves as the network device. Remember, communication is telepathic. Otherwise, it works basically the same.

  • Assume the character is already in the game. Because "OMG WHERE AM I IS THIS REAL LIFE" threads aren't going to be very helpful in this test drive! Plus those are going to happen in-game, anyway. So to make things easier, just assume that they've been around at least a week or so. Still learning the ropes, but not a complete "first day" experience.

  • First or third person allowed. Your threads can be in either first or third, but we'd advise being flexible about it. Remember, these threads can also be used in your application for samples! Reminder: We only require one sample and it can be done in either format. We have also made a change to our sample requirements, so look over the Applications page!

Now with that out of the way, here are some prompts you guys can work from!


• Prompt A: How about giving the emotions a try?

• Prompt B: Refer to the Task Board and choose a task your character may be interested in taking up. For this prompt, you could have your character ask for help, already be in the middle of the job, or react to it in some way. Perhaps they were an unfortunate victim or want to create a job countering an existing one. You could even have a prompt making a job request. Creating jobs for the purpose of the test drive is absolutely doable.

• Prompt C: How about giving the amulets a go? Start a telepathic conversation and see how it works. Remember, the amulets are sending out the owner's thoughts so might want to be careful about how the stream of consciousness goes...

• Prompt D: The Flower Festival is soon, and that means that a lot of caterers, cooks, restaurants and anyone involved with cooking are gearing up to participate in the celebration. This means that there’s plenty of places that are offering food at enormous discounts, or running food related events outside of their stores. One particular setup is in the center of the market area, where tables upon tables of food have been set up as a sort of buffet: pick what you want and pay as you leave! Unfortunately, someone mischievous has created a real problem. The buffet has turned into an all out food fight and it doesn't look like it’s stopping anytime soon...
  1. Join In. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Might as well join the fun since it’s happening anyway, and you’ve probably already found yourself victim to an errant pizza slice or something already. Grab a handful of whatever is nearest you or pick up a spoon and get that food flying!

  2. Pay up. The fun can only last so long, and none of the vendors are happy. While the food fight has been broken up, the place is still a mess. Participants and people caught up in the crossfire are all being blamed equally. Grab a mop and a dustpan and get cleaning. Or, try and argue your way out of being taken to the local enforcers station and given a hefty fine.

• Prompt E: It’s already spring, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t people who are still interested in a few last minute winter escapades. Luckily, with cores and emotion fueled dunamis, things like this aren’t exactly off the table yet. A small portion of Lake Niras has been turned into a winter wonderland, down to a thick layer of ice that’s almost strong enough to be skated upon. However, this isn’t what it’s being used for. The local Polar Bear club has decided to hold a springtime version of their usual event and currently has open registration for those who think they’ve got the willpower to take the plunge in the icy water.
  1. Dive Deep.Strip down to your skivvies or don a bathing suit and jump in! The challenge is to stay in the longest of 4 or 2, or to just beat your personal best. In lieu of joining up yourself if you don’t feel like freezing your tush off you’re more than welcome to lead the cheerleading team!!! ... Who are all dressed as different interpretations of Sosyne...

  2. Maintain The Cold. Those who aren't the participating kind might find themselves attracted to the more “Stage hand” like portion of the club event. Those who have practiced dunamis, the art of using your emotions to create all sorts of manifestations under control, might be able to help maintain the frigid temperature in the air that’s causing the snowfall. Or, if you’re just a really negative person you could be unintentionally making it worse. Otherwise, there’s always a need for a few extra hands at rotating the frozen water cores which are helping keep the water particularly icy. Just be careful and try not to get too excited or you’ll melt the cores!

• Prompt F: Ghost tours have become all the rage in Verens, and tonight you find yourself coming along, either willingly or by having one of the organizers pester you into it. But being a guest isn’t the only way to participate—they’re taking volunteers to “assist” as well, to help spice things up and improve the mood. Harness your emotions to make the atmosphere more sinister, or just hide in some bushes or around some corners to surprise someone with an old-fashioned “boo!”
  1. Sewers Dark and dank, the tunnels underneath the city are already a good place to scare or be scared. The tour takes characters through a lesser-used portion of the sewers, meaning it’s slightly less smelly, but there’s still plenty of opportunity for spooky stories. Don’t get caught by the mossgator or the restless spirits of its victims...

  2. Inside the Memory Tree The giant tree that stands in the city’s square hasn’t always been a safe place, especially the dungeon-like spaces inside. The twisting wood and vines have been home to all sorts of monsters that have been a threat in the past, from moving plants with sticky vines to shadow creatures with sharp teeth—or so the tour guides will say. The tree may not have been around long enough to have much history to it, but that doesn’t stop them from playing it up.

  3. Abandoned Buildings
  4. Always a necessity for any ghost tour, this leg of the trip will take characters past and through a few rundown places, including an old warehouse, a creaky mansion, and a set of dirty apartments. Don’t forget all the dark alleyways in between, or the stories of long-past serial killers who choked their victims to death right over there…

• Prompt G: Make your own! It could include maraschino cherries and/or knives.

For your threads, put the Character Name and the Canon in the subject line to help readily identify them. You're also welcome to use more than one prompt for respondents to choose from. If you have any questions or want to brush up on the game information, refer to the Game Information entry. Otherwise, tag around and have fun!
bladesbro: (04)

[personal profile] bladesbro 2017-03-19 05:12 am (UTC)(link)
....Pass. Dogs just aren't my thing. [it's a dog though, laphicet, and he really doesn't want to go near it. he just doesn't like them at all.]

If you want to do that then I won't stop you, but it really will be challenging for you. Me? I want to look for something way more interesting.
laodicean: (The brilliant capital)

[personal profile] laodicean 2017-03-19 07:52 am (UTC)(link)
You think so? I guess depending on how big the dog is. And I've never walked one before but it doesn't sound that difficult at least.

[He should have figured, that Rokurou would want to find some other task to sink his teeth into, as it were. He skims the board for the other options.]

Well, what else on there did you want to do?
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[personal profile] bladesbro 2017-03-20 06:15 am (UTC)(link)
Let's see... [rokurou leaned in a bit closer, inspecting everything. ideally he would want something he could just beat up, that would be the most fun. however, there were tons of interesting things on the board.]

Ooohh there's one here for a singer, and one that could really make people feel emotions at that. Maybe I should get my 'ol vocal cords nice and warmed up. [he's joking, really... or maybe not? who knows.]
laodicean: (Merchants support)

[personal profile] laodicean 2017-03-20 09:02 am (UTC)(link)
You can sing, Rokurou? I don't think I've heard you before.

[Laphicet seems more genuinely curious and surprised, pleasantly so, more than disbelieving or teasing about the task the daemon hones in on. Actually, he's not sure he's heard any of them sing. Let alone really tried to do so himself, come to think of it.]
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[personal profile] bladesbro 2017-03-20 08:14 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't know- never really tried, especially on a stage, but... might as well give it a shot, right?

[what better way to breed courage than to get up in front of everyone and randomly sing.]

How about you? Don't think I've heard you ever try to sing either.
laodicean: (The trade)

[personal profile] laodicean 2017-03-21 02:29 am (UTC)(link)
You should, if you want to. It might be fun! Ah, I've never done anything like that either.

[Velvet was trying to encourage him to do new things though, right? To seek new experiences. To prove he was living. Something like this might qualify. He's just not sure he wouldn't get stage fright. Let alone knowing any songs to sing them for that matter.]
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[personal profile] bladesbro 2017-03-22 06:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Who knows- maybe I could have been in a band if things had gone differently during my life.

laodicean: (Pyrogenic Ring)

[personal profile] laodicean 2017-03-23 04:38 am (UTC)(link)
A band? W-wait, me? Um, I've never...maybe if you teach me?

[Because he has no idea about music and instruments or singing beyond listening to others and finding it pleasant. It's not something he's tried himself. Let alone potentially in front of a crowd for that matter.]
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[personal profile] bladesbro 2017-03-25 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
I've never done it either- so it will be a learning experience for both of us.... but... why not, I think it'll be a fun challenge.

[so they will probably end up teaching each other.]
laodicean: (The trade)

[personal profile] laodicean 2017-03-25 12:26 pm (UTC)(link)
A challenge? Velvet said having new experiences would help....

[It's worth a try? It won't be as scary if Rokurou does it with him too, right? Hopefully. So Laphicet gives a hesitant nod after a moment of consideration.]
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[personal profile] bladesbro 2017-03-31 07:07 pm (UTC)(link)
And this is an experience that even I haven't explored. So a new experience for both of us!

laodicean: (Stasis Force)

[personal profile] laodicean 2017-04-01 08:35 am (UTC)(link)
So we'd both be learning. I'm not sure if that's good or bad....they'd want someone who could sing well, right?

[If they are both new at it. Well. They might not sound the best. As exciting as it is to try new things like Velvet told him to.]