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Empatheias Events ([personal profile] empevents) wrote in [community profile] empatheias_ooc2016-07-18 02:08 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 Monday, July 25 and Applications (Canon | OC) open Sunday, August 1st.

  • OC Reminder! Just a quick reminder that original characters are currently 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: EVENT SPECIAL. Feel free to check out Light of Helisium beach party and use the prompts from there! It ranges from standard fare beach fun to the major highlight of the year: Verenthian Warrior. It's like the extreme Ninja Warrior obstacle course but with a twist. There are also giant crabs that may or may not be set loose. Alternatively, maybe you'd prefer the masquerade side of things. A chance to pretend to be someone you're not and perhaps find romance.

• Prompt E: IT'S A BUNNY INVASION! Driven out by the gophers that have swarmed the fields, the bunnies have turned toward the city for food. And as luck would have it, many of the farmers are also transporting their crop to the city storehouses for safekeeping due to aforementioned gopher problem. One of the wagons carrying large crates full of carrots and lettuce has turned over, and those bunnies are just swarming all over the place. Oh, but you can't kill them. The Wildlife Society is encouraging more humane methods. They are: crates made out of cushions, pillow traps, carrot costumes to act as bait, and a special ocarina that is said to help attract the rabbits. The ocarina may or may not help depending on the tune played and may actually make them angrier.

• Prompt F: There's a new popular game in town where two people work together to get through a specially designed maze. One person goes through the maze while the other is standing on a platform above, using telepathy to give directions. The catch? The maze is completely dark and the one going through it only has floating ball of light to help illuminate their path. The one giving directions has a clear view at least, so it's up to them to get their partner out. What makes the maze "fun" is that there are various "traps" and obstacles in the maze. Nice partners will help their friend avoid them. The trolls, however... Well if they'd like to see their partner get splashed with paint, hit with pillows, or have random costumed "creatures" pop out to scare the crap out of them, that's an option, too.

• Prompt G: Make your own! It could include fake explosives and/or jars of hot wax.

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!
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Son Goten | Dragonball Z

[personal profile] sonofson 2016-07-18 11:36 pm (UTC)(link)
•[ D ]

[Beach or lake, it doesn’t matter. Goten loves the water. The second the lake comes into his sights, he’s gone. His arms are in the air as he makes a runing jump into the water. Somehow landing far enough out where the water is a little deeper. It’s a decent size splash that may reach the sides where others don’t really want to get wet but the kid doesn’t mean it. He comes up, laughing, clearly pleased.]

The water feels great! C’mon! Maybe we can find some fish too!

[He waves to the first person he sees before looking about the surface of the water. He has no intention of using a fishing pole. Nope. But then again there don’t seem to be any super-sized fish like there were back home so it may be a little bit harder.]

• [ E ]

Wait up! C’mon! I just want to catch you! I’m not going to eat you or anything!

[Goten is treating this more like a game than anything else. He’s dashing, flying and jumping after various rabbits. Already a few crates have been filled with a number of them but he’s still out trying to get the rest. But this one rabbit is giving him a run for it. It’s slightly bigger than the others, maybe more experienced or something because every time Goten makes a dive for it, it darts the other way and leaves the boy with a face full of dirt.

This time the rabbit runs for the nearest person and dashes under their legs. Goten is too caught up in trying to catch the rabbit that he looks and tries to put on the breaks but its too late! This half-saiyan child is flying right at you arms flailing]

H-HEY! Look out!
Edited 2016-07-18 23:37 (UTC)
accepted: <user name="blastiaiseasy"> - DNS (☀ Just be cool)


[personal profile] accepted 2016-07-19 01:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I've got this one!

[This should be easy, the rabbit is running right at him! He just has to lean down and grab it at just the right mo-- Aaand right through his legs it goes. Damn! There's barely any time for him to look up before Goten smashes into him and completely floors Caius in the process.]

Ack!! W-Why didn't you stop...?! [Outsmarted by a rabbit. Tackled by a child. What a day.]
sonofson: (081)

[personal profile] sonofson 2016-07-19 08:50 pm (UTC)(link)
[It's a decent impact, Goten groans and sits up, holding his head. Caius doesn't exactly make for a soft landing]

Ow.... Oh, uh are you alright Mister? Sorry! I was just trying to catch the rabbit.

[He apologized so everything is fine right?]
accepted: <user name="belforma"> - DNS (☀ And I will keep on going on)

[personal profile] accepted 2016-07-19 09:41 pm (UTC)(link)
[Sorry Goten, he'll work on being a soft landing if there's ever a next time. Not that there will be because WOW how dare you crash into him and-

Did he just call him Mister?

He has never been called that before. Even the kids way younger than Caius back home never said that. Heh. Mister.]

Yeah, I'm fine. I've taken bigger blows than that before. [Seriously. Mister. Does feeling more mature at being called a Mister really make you more mature??] Still, that really knocked the air right out of me! You were seriously going after that rabbit, huh...

[It's almost like he was actually flying right at him. That's crazy!]
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[personal profile] sonofson 2016-07-20 04:25 am (UTC)(link)

[He repeats once more as he gets up, laughing sheepishly. He means it though, really he does!]

That rabbit is really fast! I was flying after him and then suddenly you were there. I couldn't stop in time. Uh, I'll be more careful though!

[Or at least try to. No way is he giving up though. Trunks would never let him live it down if he couldn't catch a rabbit. Even if he wasn't around to see it. But as he looks at Caius his head tilts a bit to the side in curiously.]

Uh...Hey Mister! What were you doing standing there though?
accepted: <user name="belforma"> - DNS (☀ Surely all of)

[personal profile] accepted 2016-07-20 02:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Huh, me? I was... [Trying to use a pillow trap on one of those rabbits. With very limited success.] Keeping a look out for any rabbits coming my way! I could do a way better job catching them than any of the traps set up here.

[You know, except the one that just ran through his legs. Why couldn't it stop and fight him like one of the rabbit monsters back home! That would make it way easier.]

Maybe I could've dived for it instead... [Beats standing there and getting tackled-] You weren't really flying though, right?
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[personal profile] sonofson 2016-07-24 11:05 pm (UTC)(link)
[To answer the question, Goten does a small hop and floats there. Flying is no big deal!]

Yep! I thought it would help but the rabbit kept dodging me. Hey, are you an expert at catching rabbits? Wow. I've caught a lot too but I'm not that good at it!
accepted: <user name="blastiaiseasy"> - DNS (☀ My miniskirt is for fighting!)

[personal profile] accepted 2016-07-24 11:21 pm (UTC)(link)
[Is he really. Huh. That certainly looks like flying. Don't mind Caius as he walks a little closer just to see for himself.]

I dunno about expert, but back home I've helped hunt monsters so I've got some experience. [Monsters = Rabbits, right? Close enough.] I've managed to catch three so far! No traps used or anything!

[Three is. A number. Given the number of rabbits around it's not a big number. But he's pleased with himself! Now, don't mind as he puts his foot out sweeps it back and forth under Goten-- Holy hell he's really flying...]