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TEST DRIVE: AUGUST

— TEST DRIVE: AUGUST —


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!


PROMPTS

• 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!
eyeswideopen: (Once again you can't figure things out)

[personal profile] eyeswideopen 2016-07-19 04:21 am (UTC)(link)
Only amateurs consider this lucky.

[Komaeda walks slowly as his ball of light bobs in front of him to illuminate only the immediate area. He'd promised not to use Dunamis or focus on his more light-show like emotions to cheat.

Well. At least he knows how to self heal if it comes to that.]
hamnation: (a troubling thought indeed)

[personal profile] hamnation 2016-07-19 04:33 am (UTC)(link)
You would do well to mind your tongue...!

[That accursed lucky student.]

Now, I will allow you to choose your path. Would you rather travel to the River Styx, or to the Bermuda Triangle?
eyeswideopen: (I had hoped you'd agree.)

[personal profile] eyeswideopen 2016-07-19 05:07 am (UTC)(link)
[He could be a pain in the ass and stall. But, then that waves this whole cooperate with the class thing he's been trying to do. Komaeda sighs and shakes his head.]

I've walked along the edge of death one too many times. It gets a bit boring. Let's go with the seemingly random constant turning of the Bermuda Triangle!

[He's Ultimate Luck, if there's a chance to make the chaos work for him. Well. There's a slight, count it, slight flicker of an ego from him.]
hamnation: (hear my law and tremble!)

[personal profile] hamnation 2016-07-19 12:18 pm (UTC)(link)
An interesting choice. Let us see what fate it leads you to! Take the path to your left!

[The path on the right would simply make him walk into a pool at a dead end. But the path on the right leads to a small triangular room that will spin around a few times once he has entered, in an attempt to throw off his sense of direction.]
eyeswideopen: (Look at it this way.)

[personal profile] eyeswideopen 2016-07-19 05:47 pm (UTC)(link)
[Once the room turns once, he shuts his eyes. His mind goes utterly still and calm like a tranquil lake. Despite his constant fear and worries about his luck, Gundam won't steer him into any kind of real harm.

Possibly. Even if he did, his luck would keep him alive.

Maybe.]


Is the room spinning or moving to face a new direction? [There's something to that. He just has to figure out what.]
hamnation: (i've already plotted your doom)

[personal profile] hamnation 2016-07-19 11:49 pm (UTC)(link)
[It's like a funhouse, isn't it?

At least Gundam isn't actively seeking to harm him. He's letting Nagito choose his own path... but the paths are being defined in Gundam's own terms.]


Keheheh... As observant as I remember. You cannot tell from your current position without the use of an all-seeing eye, but the truth of the matter is that this room has several doors. The room is spinning so that you will not remember which way you came from. A simple trap - but effective, wouldn't you say?
eyeswideopen: (I can't tell you that.)

[personal profile] eyeswideopen 2016-07-21 06:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes, if I didn't have a guide I'd have been a little worried about it! Could you use your All-Seeing eye and illuminate the path for me?

[He can pick up on a bit of the lingo Gundam is using. He has to do it a lot in his official government work to communicate better with the native people.]