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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] hardashell 2016-07-20 06:18 am (UTC)(link)
[Kirishima had been minding his own business, rolling his neck and stretching his arm forward in part to prepare for the games. After all, he had every intention of winning it, whether or not the odds are stacked against him. Being a guy whose main ability is to harden his skin, making him both a good weapon and shield, was not exactly very ideal when dealing with speed and maneuverability, but he makes do with what he can.

Being approached by an older person he's never met is a little startling though, and it shows on his face for about a second before he grins brightly.


Huh, you sure? I don't mind at all, man.

[When you're training to be a hero, working with different partners was also an essential skill-- or something.]

So, uh... I'm Kirishima. Who are you?
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[personal profile] ninjavanish 2016-07-21 02:57 am (UTC)(link)
Kaze. It's a pleasure to meet you, Kirishima. [ he bows his head slightly in greeting, arms folding over his chest as he turns his attention to the obstacle course for a moment, then back to kirishima. ]

If we are to be partners, I believe it would be wise to learn one another's strengths and weaknesses. Do you have any skills that may assist us?
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[personal profile] hardashell 2016-07-21 03:37 am (UTC)(link)
[So formal. He's not used to being addressed so formally by an older person, unless they spoke in a vintage manner.]

Same here. You don't need to be so stiff with me, you know?

[It's weird, he'd like to say, but that just seems rude. Uh, anyway. It's better to show than tell, so he raises his left arm and turns it hard. From a regular hand, it starts to bulk up and roughen into the shape similar to jagged rocks, though still vaguely arm-like in form.]

I've got this quirk. It lets me toughen myself, so it's good against a lot of melee attacks. Any chance you're quick on your feet?
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[personal profile] ninjavanish 2016-07-21 03:55 am (UTC)(link)
Stiff? [ he wasn't aware that politeness equated to being stiff. he doesn't take it to heart though, brushing the comment off with a shake of his head as he focuses instead on watching the display of...whatever that was. ]

...Impressive. [ he's seen people turn into dragons and a bunch of other weird shit, but he can't say he's seen that before.

kaze nods his head. ]

I have been trained in the art of ninjitsu since I was a child, and I am very quick on my feet. [ he smiles. ] We've a good combination of skills, so far as I can see. Have you run any of the courses yet?
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[personal profile] hardashell 2016-07-21 04:24 am (UTC)(link)
[He grins at that, happy with the praise. It's not as flashy as ice and fire or explosions, but he rather likes his reliable ability.

Of course, he's easily derailed by his next statement, because whoa.]

Like an actual ninja? [He notices no mention of quirks, and wonders if he just doesn't have one. It might be the case, though he doesn't ask.

Well, ninjas are cool anyway. And manly. So he's definitely excited.]

I've never met one before! If you're that good though, I bet we'll dominate this. [And then he shakes his head, points towards the empty field.] There's one there, I don't know what it is, but I was going to go for it first unless you got something else in mind?

[Hint: They're giant crabs.]