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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!
theoryandcalculation: (jane there's nobody)

Rei Ryugazaki | Free!

[personal profile] theoryandcalculation 2016-07-19 03:02 am (UTC)(link)

[Rei wasn't even sure how he had ended up taking on this task, but here he was at Angoria's Porcelain Wares, sitting just outside on a crate as an improvised chair with another, taller crate serving as a table, carefully trying to glue together tiny pieces of porcelain. He has to admit the cups must have been beautiful at some time, but now they are decidedly... less so.

Still, maybe if he can piece them back together, they could at least make for nice decorations, if a bit unsafe to use.

He's very carefully trying to replace a piece of the rim using some tweezers when the piece suddenly slips, falling with a plink onto the crate before bouncing and falling off onto the sidewalk, just in front of a passerby.]

Ah, wait! [Rei, looking distressed, throws his hand out as though to stop whoever is coming, trying to scramble off the bench.] Don't step on it-!


[A beach party, huh? Rei can't help but come check it out. It reminds him of home, and he feels a bit nostalgic as he slips off his shoes and feels the sand under his feet. He wonders if there will be fireworks.

He doesn't have much of a chance to explore before he's being harassed by a local about the dress code. He's ushered to a stand to pick a suit, wondering if it's going to be just his luck and the only style left is a speedo style.

He gets a lucky, though other people would probably argue that the rainbow-and-floral patterned trunks he's wearing aren't much better. Rei did pick them out himself, though - rainbows bring out the perfect mix of emotions!

He's practically strutting down the beach. Save your eyes.]
cilantro: (god look at this dork)


[personal profile] cilantro 2016-07-19 05:28 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, sorry!

[Cilan takes a step back, looking around on the ground below him. He spots the piece, reaching down and picking up to hold out and offer to the guy. Also, have fun dealing with the fact that we have the same voice actor as Rin.]

Is this what you're worried about?
theoryandcalculation: (of your spirit)

[personal profile] theoryandcalculation 2016-07-19 11:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah, thank you! [Rei takes the piece from him, smiling gratefully.] I've been working very carefully on these cups all afternoon, and losing a piece now would be devastating!
cilantro: (no one understands us except pansage)

[personal profile] cilantro 2016-07-19 11:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Really? [Huh...] Do you need any help with that, or are you alright now?
theoryandcalculation: (if you offer i might)

[personal profile] theoryandcalculation 2016-07-20 01:50 am (UTC)(link)

[He looks at the teacup he's been working on. It's almost complete, but there's a whole box of pieces next to him.]

It does seem there are several teacups left, if you want to try to piece them back together. The owner says we can keep them if we do it.
cilantro: (this reminds me of a puzzle)

[personal profile] cilantro 2016-07-20 08:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, that sounds wonderful! In that case, please allow me to assist: with two of us working together, we're sure to taste success much more quickly and efficiently!
theoryandcalculation: (of your spirit)

[personal profile] theoryandcalculation 2016-07-23 05:16 am (UTC)(link)
Ah, thank you!

[Rei gets up and pulls another crate over for Cilan to sit at, then busies himself pulling out more pieces.]

I'm Rei Ryugazaki. It's nice to meet you.
cilantro: (tea time is always a good time)

[personal profile] cilantro 2016-07-23 05:28 am (UTC)(link)
It's a pleasure to meet you as well, Rei! I'm Cilan, Pokemon Connoisseur of Empatheias!

[... Why he feels the need to add that kind of title is anyone's guess.]
stick_u_in_a_wormhole: (ur not my real dad)


[personal profile] stick_u_in_a_wormhole 2016-07-19 06:03 pm (UTC)(link)
[Of course Lance steps on it. Because he's a human disaster. And then, to make matters worse, he just. Stands on it and frowns down at this guy who's falling off a bench.]

Uh. You okay there, buddy? [Now he's tapping his foot, grinding the shards into dust. Awesome.]
theoryandcalculation: (holy as a ghost)

[personal profile] theoryandcalculation 2016-07-20 01:53 am (UTC)(link)
[Rei watches, stunned for a moment, as the piece of the teacup is ground to dust. He had liked this one, too... it has butterflies on it!

Finally, he finds his voice again, jumping off the bench. There's a crackle of energy around him that he doesn't notice yet.]

Why can't you watch where you're going!? Now you've broken it!
stick_u_in_a_wormhole: (carllll that kills people!)

[personal profile] stick_u_in_a_wormhole 2016-07-20 05:55 am (UTC)(link)
[Lance jumps back a little at that crackle of energy, though he starts to get a little heated and leans forward, his own anger having a...distinctly less impressive result. Yes, those are the faint strains of Gasolina playing in the distance.]

Hey, it isn't my fault! I didn't mean to break anything! I just--

[Oh wait, now he's looking down at the ground and seeing the dusty remains and huh, guess he wasn't really looking where he was going. The music slowly fades away, because now he just look sheepish.]

Oh...whoops. I, uh. I'm sorry, dude.
theoryandcalculation: (if you offer i might)

[personal profile] theoryandcalculation 2016-07-23 03:04 am (UTC)(link)
[The apology calms Rei down, though he still gets a contemptuous huff and reaches up with one hand, adjusting his glasses between his thumb and middle finger.]

Apology accepted. However, that doesn't change the fact that this teacup is now completely irreparable.

[He gestures at said teacup. As it is, the cup is covered in cracks and clearly held together by glue (he tried to keep it looking neat, at least), but there is a big jagged chunk left out, like it was bitten into.]
stick_u_in_a_wormhole: (ur not my real dad)

[personal profile] stick_u_in_a_wormhole 2016-07-23 05:32 am (UTC)(link)
[Lance stares for a long moment, mostly because he's used to Pidge fixing her glasses by shoving them up with her middle finger -- ohhhhh, wait a minute, that probably has a double meaning.

At any rate, he'll shrug, looking down at the teacup.
] Looks like it, uh...was pretty busted up to start with, dude.