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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!
pulsepistols: (I remember doing the Time Warp)

[personal profile] pulsepistols 2016-07-25 09:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Go on then, guess I'll forgive you. I've got a few question myself though, more now than ever! [Spoilers they might have to do with the panther he just unsummoned.]

It's all thanks to this, my chronal accelerator. [Motioning to the blue glowing device on her chest.] Helps me control my own time, that includes the blinking around... Having a bit of trouble seeing a dragon doing the same thing, love.

[Call her old fashioned, but aren't dragons big, scaly things with wings that breath fire? She's never heard of Pete's Teleporting Dragon or whatever.]
seesbosscrotch: (approval)

[personal profile] seesbosscrotch 2016-07-25 10:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh! Engineering! [That explains so much. Engineering is ridiculous profession with ridiculous results. Frankly, he's amazed she hasn't exploded, but maybe the engineers on her world are more competent than gnomes and goblins.]

Where I come from, the Bronze Dragonflight are responsible for preserving the timestream. That means they have also sorts of time-related tricks. I even met myself from the future once!
pulsepistols: (But it's the pelvic thrust)

[personal profile] pulsepistols 2016-07-25 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Something like! Don't really get it myself, so I don't know the ins and outs of it all. Luckily a good friend made it for me. [If her accelerator ever exploded on her then Winston would have a fit goodness gracious.]

But wow, that's... That's something! Time controlling dragons from the future. Maybe we'll get the chance to meet some of 'em here, if we're lucky! [Since this place takes all sorts it seems.] Not mean, grumpy dragons though, are they love?
seesbosscrotch: (no)

[personal profile] seesbosscrotch 2016-07-25 11:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Depends on the dragon! Mostly they're kind of nutty -- comes from not seeing time quite the same way as others.

[He glances around, as if checking for eavesdroppers, then leans in with one hand to the side of his mouth to whisper confidentially.]

Just between you and me, they're horribly incompetent, though. Luckily their enemies are just as stupid.
pulsepistols: (With your hands on your hips)

[personal profile] pulsepistols 2016-07-25 11:24 pm (UTC)(link)
[She plays along by leaning in herself, covering an ear with her hand as she listens.]

Is that right? Don't know about you, but I'd think twice before calling a dragon incompetent. Especially if they can flit about with their own time powers. Makes you wonder who would make an enemy of a dragon really.

[Sure she knows sod all about dragons save from old stories. But getting on a dragons bad side is surely just asking for trouble.]
seesbosscrotch: (flex)

[personal profile] seesbosscrotch 2016-07-25 11:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, I'm not worried about that. I've killed three of the most powerful dragons imaginable. [He says this quite casually, brushing imaginary dust off a vambrace. Totally bragging.] Evil ones, of course, really evil ones. Served them right for their actions, too.
pulsepistols: (Let's do the Time Warp again)

[personal profile] pulsepistols 2016-07-25 11:50 pm (UTC)(link)
[Well then! She leans back, hands on hips while pretending to look impressed.]

Wow, you're the real stuff of legends then. [...] And you don't look half as incompetent as you were making yourself out to be!

[She's just teasing, giggling a little as she does so of course. If he's killed dragons then he must be their enemy!]
seesbosscrotch: (bashful)

[personal profile] seesbosscrotch 2016-07-25 11:53 pm (UTC)(link)
That's the nicest thing anyone's ever said to me. [He ducks his head, pretending to be embarrassed. Poorly pretending, at that.] I'm honored to be so well-thought of by a lovely time-teleporting lady.
pulsepistols: (With your hands on your hips)

[personal profile] pulsepistols 2016-07-26 12:13 am (UTC)(link)
Hard to think poorly of someone who's faced dragons and won... And who's made his own flying panther! What's the story behind that? [Yesss it's back to the green flying panther. How does a guy who apparently comes from a time of magic and dragons manage to make something like that?!]
seesbosscrotch: (flex)

[personal profile] seesbosscrotch 2016-07-26 12:18 am (UTC)(link)
Why, as it happens, I'm an expert jewelcrafter! A number of wild jade gems, a few bars of alchemically-infused living steel, a few special gems known as Serpent's Eyes, and the mysterious Orb of Mystery -- combine with my knowhow and skill, and behold! [As he speaks, he brings the mount out with a grand gesture, summoning it beneath him in a flash.] The Jade Panther! Also comes in sapphire, ruby, sunstone... and perhaps one more flavor.