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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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[personal profile] asterflower 2016-07-19 07:04 pm (UTC)(link)
[Shion giggles and lets Hamlet do a little hop on his hand. He was a very dramatic little mouse.]

I'm glad you like him. Do you want to hold him?
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[personal profile] asterflower 2016-07-19 09:08 pm (UTC)(link)
...Well as long as you don't try to steal him or something...?

[Shion tilts his head, regarding him carefully.]
stick_u_in_a_wormhole: (charming shounen protag)

[personal profile] stick_u_in_a_wormhole 2016-07-19 09:31 pm (UTC)(link)
[Lance shakes his head, quickly.] No way, dude, I'd never! Even if he is super cute and tiny and I love him and want to knit him a tiny pair of mittens.

[Holding out his cupped hands now, hopefully.]
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[personal profile] asterflower 2016-07-20 12:47 am (UTC)(link)
[Shion stares and then laughs gently.]

Well alright then.

[He holds up his hand to Lance's cupped ones and Hamlet scampers over and sits, looking up at Lance with bright beady red eyes.]
stick_u_in_a_wormhole: (bweh)

[personal profile] stick_u_in_a_wormhole 2016-07-20 02:13 am (UTC)(link)
[Lance pretty much melts into a gooey pile of Paladin. He keeps his hands very still and doesn't move around too much, but he gives Shion a look of the utmost wonder and joy, eyes wide and -- are those tears? They are definitely tears.]

He's...so tiny....

[Uh-oh, Lance's mood-driven soundtrack is starting up, there we go.]
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[personal profile] asterflower 2016-07-20 02:25 am (UTC)(link)
[...Was that music he was hearing...?]

Ahh, why are you crying? He's- uh- Yes he's very tiny...?

[Shion was so confused, was Hamlet effecting him that much?]

Are you okay?

[Hamlet squeaks and stretches.]
stick_u_in_a_wormhole: (bweh)

welcome to lance, the human disaster

[personal profile] stick_u_in_a_wormhole 2016-07-20 05:55 am (UTC)(link)
[Yes, that was definitely music and it's getting louder as Lance watches Hamlet squeak and stretch and be tiny and cute and perfect in his palms. His eyes are definitely watery when he looks up, beaming in pure joy.]

It's...been a while since I saw...Earth mice.
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[personal profile] asterflower 2016-07-20 07:35 pm (UTC)(link)

[Shion really didn't know what to do with this guy, standing here crying with Hamlet in his hands and strange music blasting from... somewhere.

So he just shifts uncomfortably.]

You can use him when you need to I suppose...? As long as he comes back to me.
stick_u_in_a_wormhole: (meh boring)

[personal profile] stick_u_in_a_wormhole 2016-07-20 08:41 pm (UTC)(link)
[Okay, okay, Lance is taking a deep breath and the weird music is slowly dying down. No crying, gotta man up, gotta be cool, don't freak out the cute mouse or the cute mouse's owner.]

Nah, I'm fine, I'm cool, I just...I just got here and...stuff's weird. This place is really super weird.
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[personal profile] asterflower 2016-07-20 09:30 pm (UTC)(link)
[Hamlet seems to decide on his own that he's done with Lance and leaps effortlessly back onto Shion's shoulder.]

Yes, that's understandable, it's all really new to me too... Um, I'm Shion by the way I don't think I caught your name before.
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[personal profile] stick_u_in_a_wormhole 2016-07-20 10:27 pm (UTC)(link)
[Ohhh, farewell sweet prince, flights of angels sing thee to thy rest...]

Oh, you're new too? Uh, I'm Lance. I'm usually in space. [What.]
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[personal profile] asterflower 2016-07-21 02:38 am (UTC)(link)
...In space? Really?

[Have a surprised, interested look. Shion is a bit of a nerd and would chinhand that sort of interesting topic.]
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[personal profile] stick_u_in_a_wormhole 2016-07-21 05:04 am (UTC)(link)
[Here, now Shion gets Lance's patented "cool dude charming all the hottiez" smile.]

Yep, really. I'm kind of a savior of the universe. Sort of a big deal.
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[personal profile] asterflower 2016-07-21 02:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Ohhh. I see.

[Shion tilts his head, regarding Lance with a careful expression now.]

So you're a hero of some sort?
stick_u_in_a_wormhole: (carllll that kills people!)

[personal profile] stick_u_in_a_wormhole 2016-07-21 10:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Uh. I dunno, kinda. [Now Lance is looking unsure now, because that's not...usually the reaction people get to hearing he's a savior of the galaxy.] Is that...a bad thing?