The last thing you remember is darkness, and then nothing. You awake to feel a bit... wet. You feel grass underneath you, damp from morning dew. As your vision begins to return, you see that it is indeed grass. Of what looks like a small circular flat plain. Lifting your head up, you see this small plain is surrounded by a dense tree-line. It's impossible to tell what's beyond the tree line, as the light seems to cut out past the first few rows of trees.
A flash of light above you catches your attention, as you see lightning arcing across a thick cloud-laden sky above you. Every few moments, a new arc passes over. Like clockwork.
You 'would' continue looking around but you've finally noticed the strange creatures going through the same realizations you are. You go to move into a defensive position but find your body doesn't feel right. Like, at all...
Frank takes stock of his surroundings, blinking a bit before sitting up, and immediately noticing his scales. Running a claw down his new form, he seems at one moment about to panic, before the gears begin to shift in his mind, and he rises to stand with purpose. He looks at the other fantastical creatures around him, and opens his maw to call out, "I take it you folks are other players, then? What sort of game is this?"
Hura elected to stand up, in case a quick getaway might be needed, but very soon found himself laying back down - face-first this time. As it turned out, he was... just a little more top-heavy than normal. What was it Mr. Toothy-grin was saying? And, well, who was he?, but mostly that first one.
Flopping back over and sitting up, mildly irritated at having tripped, Hura answers, "No, we're not... Well, nobody told me anything about a game, anyways. Hmph, the rest of you! Tell us what game you're playing!" While he waited for an answer, finding out about whatever heavy something was adorning his head seemed smart. It... seemed a little out of reach, though?
"If this is a game, than our host has a crude sense of humor." Freya sighed, both testing her new wings and shaking dew from the membraneous things. "Assuming none of this is a dream. I take it the rest of you lot aren't monsters on the regular?" she tried to spread what was sure to be her primary mode of locomotion from here on - those tiny legs she'd experimentally waddled about on wouldn't do for anything but emergencies - and beat them in rapid succession until she'd gained enough lift to briefly flit towards the nearby tree line, only to find that flight was a great deal more involved than simply leaping into the air. It took all her willpower to keep from squawking as she veered around a tree, clipping one of her wings badly enough to force her to briefly land in a heap besides it.
"This will take more than a little getting used to..."
"Forgoing the possibility I'm dreaming, the most logical assumption is that we're in some sort of virtual reality game. Doesn't appear to be a shooter, puzzle, sports...I'm guessing some sort of adventure game. I don't care for them, myself. Take too long to play. I prefer games I can get into and play quickly, and then quit again before too much time has passed. Both of you can speak English quite well. Are you both American by chance? Do either of you remember getting hooked into the game?"
Frank says contemplatively, as he thinks about the predicament he's found himself in, before running over to assist the player in the strange bat body. "Are you alright? That looked like quite a hit."
Post by Harbringer of Insanity on Jan 25, 2017 23:14:58 GMT
Chell slowly gets up, trying to take stock of her situation. As she does so, she quickly notices her hands aren't exacty very... hand-like. For one, they were covered in brown fur. Secondly, the were awfully... pawlike. Well then... that's new... Somewhat dreading the results, she goes to see if the rest of her... yup, furry all over. At least I still have pants... sort of... she quickly takes stock of her limbs. Leg one, leg two, arm one, arm two, ear one, ear twoo--- wait, what now?! Quickly pulling on the two limbs growing out of her head, she pulls them over and in front of her eyes, quickly conforming her cursory check. So... either my ears have really grown, or... I'm a rabbit... Great... just ... great. Sighing, she gets up fully, stretching to her full... lack of height. A small rabbit at that. Wonderful... Shaking her head, she gets rid of her gloomy thoughts, which are quickly replaced by some much darker thoughts Oh no... please don't tell me ... is this her doing? She panics slightly, though her rigid self control quickly clamps down as she thinks about this rationally. No, of course not... she said she'd let me go... then again, she lied to me before.... however, this isn't really her style... it's too... weird. More like something Wheatley would cook up, and he's ... well, he's taking an extended leave in an orbit around Earth. Plus, no way she wouldn't have piped up to gloat already. No, it has to be something else. Stuck in a weird situation with no idea what's going on.So business as usual, then.
Calm again, and the thought sort of cheering her up, in a wry sense, Chell finally pays attention to her surroundings... and quickly notices the other ... creatures ... surrounding her. Her eyes widen, and rather than scared or worried, she gets excited. These are actual flesh and blood - if strange looking - creatures! They're actually speaking English! No more bloody machines! FINALLY someone worth talking to! She finally pays attention to what the others are saying, something about games and players. Confused, she still answers.
"Hi! I'm not playing any games, but believe me when I say that I'm really happy to see some actual people."
WHAT!? What was that??! Why can't I...
"Hello! Can you hear me!? Please tell me I'm not just..."
*bounce* *bounce* *hop* *jump*
Panic now really rising, she considers what this actually means. Does this... please don't tell me... was Wheatley actually right about something? The thought alone is enough to send some shudders down her spine. How? I'm actually brain damaged? I suppose I wouldn't have noticed if I could still speak or not while at Aperture... Though maybe ... whatever did this to me also took away my voice... She sighs Well, the how matters little now, I suppose, the end result is still the same... She sighs again, before jumping and waving her hands around, trying to get someone's attention, and, once she's gotten it, she gestures to her mouth, shakes her and and crosses her arms a few times.
After this, she once again begins paying attention to what the others are saying, also moving over to where the bat creature had crashed down. Did the crocodile say something about... games? Virtual reality? I suppose that would be something Aperture Science would do, but I don't really think so... it's too... straight-forward... She shakes her head at the crocodile.
"Adventure... game? Eyeballing a monster's age can't be reliable, but your voice sounds a tad too mature to be so fascinated with make believe and children's games...." Freya groaned, shaking her head and briefly wrapping herself in her wings, carefully shifting the injured one as she did. "It seems fine. Aches a bit, but that's to be expected. After a moment, I'll see about flying up to get a better vantage point. It might give us a better idea of just where in Gaia we are, right now." Her brow furrowed at his other questions, ears twitching involuntarily as he spoke. The damn things were sensitive enough that it made his voice ring in his head no matter the volume.
"Ah-Merry-can? No. Burmecian. Yours aren't a people I'm familiar with. Are we perhaps outside the Mist Continent? The air is exceptionally clear, here...." She waved her good wing in his direction and shook her head. "But go assist the insect other there for now. I should be fine as long as something larger and less talkative doesn't come about."
Midna spends a moment lying on the ground, trying to figure out where she is. We were just heading to the desert. Link might be a terrible pathfinder but how did we end up in a forest! She tries to float herself upright as she normally would but instead remains planted firmly on the ground. With a sinking feeling, she sits up manually while also noting that she's covered in purplish fur. Her arms were a bit stubbier too but at least she was in...MY HELM!
She rapidly tries to float again but just manages to pitch forward and definitely doesn't look silly whilst almost falling over. Stupid body! Purple is a terrible color! They're gonna pay! Her anger is held from bubbling over as she notices the other vaguely animal figures around her. Why did all these idiots wander into someplace bound by Twilight? But no...it was too sunny for that. She was just about to reach out to them when the vaguely lizard looking one cracked his jaw and spoke.
Lizards are not supposed to speak. Nor are bats or bugs. Link hadn't even managed anything and he was smart for a human. At least the rabbit was keeping sensibly quiet. Something was terribly wrong here. And the three loud mouths were spewing utter nonsense! She stood in shocked silence trying to piece it together. This couldn't be a game. Zant wasn't here being generally obnoxious. And speaking of, where had Link gotten to? He didn't seem to be here. Perhaps the Goddesses? No...
She misses the bat's tumble and rabbit's sudden hopping spree, both of which would have earned a chuckle at the least, while she thinks around and gets nowhere. Focus. The only way to sort this out is to figure out what happened. The lizard looked like he was talking everything calmly. Perhaps it would be best to start with him? Or perhaps the panicking rabbit?
She settles on answering the crazy croc's questions, "'Hooked up'? This is nothing like that silly game in Castle Town." Midna waves dismissively, "Besides I'm speaking Hylian. Whatever transformed us must have also addled your brain," a hint of playfulness sneaks in but it doesn't sound anything like she's joking.
The bat's question leads to even more. Foremost was: why does she get to fly? "Maybe we are someplace else. I've never heard of this 'Mist Continent' at least. Or Burmecian..." A worrying scowl crosses her face, "None of you know how you got here either. There might be some magic that could move us." She lapses to silence. But why us.
Faced with a pause she seeks out the furry rabbits mind. Surprisingly, she seems to have retained the ability to read minds, even if it does feel slightly off and probably shouldn't since she doesn't have her helm. Oddly, she meets some resistance. She rounds on the rabbit. "Just let me in. How else are we going to know what you're saying since you seem to be the only other normal one!"
The crocodile's face softens from his look of concern when he sees that the bat was ok, but it quickly turns to a frown at the creature's words. "I don't think anyone would call Skyrim or Diablo a child's game, but as you please. I'd ask that you not toy with me. Myanmar doesn't even have steady internet access, does it?"
Frank sighs, before looking about. "The sooner we look about, the sooner we find the Star Piece, Puzzle piece, or whatever McGuffin we're supposed to be looking for, the sooner we leave. Let's spread out and look for it." Frank surveys the plain, looking for any features of note. Resigning himself to being blocked in by the trees, he sets out in a random direction to find something. Anything.
"What is this nonsense about nets and demons and...!" just as her tone began to rise, relief flooded her face as the bipedal crocodile walked off, and she composed herself again with a sigh from deep within her chest.
Nothing to get upset about, she thought. He was insane. Or at the very least strange enough that a new body and surroundings were more amusing to him than anything else. The rabbit's silence, willing or otherwise, and the straightforwardness of the oddly colored cat were a relief by comparison. Perhaps once she had a better idea of where they were - nonsensical as everything else he had to say was, Freya couldn't help but acknowledge that his suggestion to search the surrounding area was sound - she'd try to fit the puzzle together with their help. As was, she moved to fly again, slower this time, and sticking closer to the center of the clearing until she was clear of the treeline. She was glad they weren't tall, because the simple task was enough to leave the small bat panting and heaving like she'd killed every beast in the Festival of the Hunt by herself, and she very nearly missed snatching at the nearest branch she struggled towards, clinging to it for dear life as she caught her breath.
"Useless body." she gasped, ears flat atop her head as she forced herself to survey the surrounding landscape.
Without knowing any directions or anything to go on, you head into the forest. The trees are VERY thick, and it quickly darkens even though it is morning. The cloudy sky did not help things.
Freya- You make it enough to see at least from the top branches of your tree. And you finally see that you are on an island. First, right around you is the thickest part of a forest that stretches from the southern part of the island (Where you are) and encompasses most of the west and north-west of the island. Where your section is the thickest, as it heads north the trees are taller but more sparse. There's a section on the east side that doesn't seem to have trees but you can't tell from your lower tree-top position.
Second, you notice the storm wall. Surrounding the ENTIRE island is a wall of dense clouds starting from maybe an hour's swim out leading up high into the sky and closing in on top like a ceiling. Lightning arcs from the water into these walls, and continues up to the ceiling. The energy crawls along this ceiling, and heads straight for the center of the island before coming back down on what looks like an energy blasted mountain right dead center in the island. And from the top of this you see a hole at the peak of the mountain, and clouds pouring out from it and lightning heading right in.1d8·
Even if the a cat seemed to have the rabbit's tongue, it doesn't mean Midna ignores the others' conversation. "Gah don't," and they headed off without thinking. There could be something dangerous out there. "Hopefully they don't end up eaten by something bigger than them. We really ought to stick together. At least until we know what the heck is going on."
She gestures to a spot nearly between where the other two had headed off. "The overblown lizard is right though. We should see what's around. Then maybe we'll have a bit of a clue to this nonsense," Midna touts decisively. She'd set out once the other two had more or less agreed. Oh right...she still couldn't float. This is going to be exhausting. A pouty expression settles on her face.
Perhaps watching the ensuing chaos too animatedly, Hura worked himself into a bit of a tizzy. At least this time he had the wherewithal to fall backwards. So... place-name, place-name, proper-name WORDS! Games? Hmm, apparently, whatever~ The air is clear here, though; perhaps this is the human realm after all? It doesn't answer who these clowns were (are?), but clearly they aren't Sura... Mmm, guess they aren't dangerous after all! Lucky me~
While Hura was all too quick to abandon any notion of caution, he didn't feel like making these delusional ones cower before him right now... Perhaps if they could find a human! Well, that bat probably wasn't a real bat, so maybe they were, in fact, a human? But any bug knew better than to pick on something that could fly, and being eaten was... not on his agenda.
He also wasn't sure what their toothy friend was looking for, but given that nothing he'd said had made sense, was that really a surprise? Taking extra care this time to avoid falling over (again), Hura waited for the bat to fly off again before approaching the harmless duo, and asked, "Oi, bunny! You got all excited and then started bouncing! Did you see something? Oh, or maybe it was to get our attention...? Hmm~ ...guess not? Oh, well. Just give us a shout if you need something."
While bragging about himself to the mute bunny would be fun, the cat beside them looked to be hard at work concentrating on... something. Insight? No... "...Hey cat! Yes, you with the fur! And the not-so-big ears! I'm trying to distrac- I mean, get your attention! He~llo? So, maybe you could explain what you meant? Or, or... Leave that normal bunny alone, maybe for someone... Supernorma-aahk?!" Again with the toppling, this time as he tried to pose dramatically for the serious feline...
Frank - As you scan the dark forest, you actually find things brightening up for you (Didn't know you had Darkvision lol). Maybe someone is adjusting the brightness settings for you. With that out of the way, you begin to look for key things of note. If this was a game, it'd at least 'try' to lead you to some content. No point in some dead end, right? Nothing glowing indicating an interactable object, that's for sure. You make it a little bit, and turning you can still make out the light from the plains you woke up when you hear water. Specifically, ocean sounds.
Post by Harbringer of Insanity on Jan 26, 2017 9:22:01 GMT
Chell quickly feels the ... presence in her mind after the cat had spoken, and though not knowing what it was it was doing, she refused to have anyone muck about in her last sanctum. As such, she does her best to keep the feeling out, but despite trying her best, the presence still manages to slip past.
So, instead, she opts to glare at the cat who had the audacity to enter her mind unbidden, half considering thinking about nothing but old memes and earworms... but eventually the want to actually be able to speak to someone, even if it's only mentally, wins out.
Frank heads back to the others to report. "Nothing that way, no other people, just trees. Had I walked a bit further forward, I would have hit ocean though, so it seems we're close to the coast. Anyone else find anything?"
He comes back into the clearing to find nearly everyone still milling about in a circle. I hope the bat was more productive.
The bug's sudden shout causes Midna to start. Looks like this loud mouth would put exploring on hold. She didn't blame him for his desire to figure out what was going on but did he have to be so irritating? She almost snaps at him but only manages to giggle at his clumsy performance.
She finally manages to slip past the clearly angry rabbit's mental defenses. Best to explain to the both of them what she meant. Well maybe not everything. "It's simple. No one else seems to be able to understand her. I was only trying to help... Unless of course, you prefer the hopping?"
And whilst she was explaining, the alligator had returned. Nothing had eaten him, so that was probably good. "Nothing but a budding friendship," Midna quips back. But the news that there's an ocean nearby is concerning. They definitely weren't in Hyrule anymore.
Post by Harbringer of Insanity on Jan 26, 2017 17:03:45 GMT
Chell calms down a bit at the feline's explanation, her face softening a bit. "I suppose you're right... just ... don't try anything funny in my mind, got it? I won't be controlled anymore." Some memories quickly flash by unbidden, showing endless white and black panelled corridors and a robotic voice taunting her. She shakes her head to get rid of them, hoping the cat hadn't caught on to them. "Though this is far better than hopping about and playing charades... That'd get old fast, I fear..." She considers giving them her name, but decides against it, waiting instead for someone else to introduce themself. Probably no real need for the suspicion, but well... the last time she'd trusted someone hadn't exactly ended well...
She smirks a bit at the cat's response to the crocodile, before shaking her head and shrugging, gesturing to the top of the trees before holding her hand just above her head. Big trees, small rabbit. She sighs again, lamenting her small stature and the lack of a view it gave her. Maybe if she just jumped up just a bit...
WOAH! What the hell!
Rather than the few feet she was expecting to get at most, Chell had skyrocketed into the air, bouncing up several meters, before deftly landing on her feet, not even a scratch on her. Almost like an aerial faith plate... but from my own two feet... She smirks, surprise quickly overcome Suppose Wheatley was right about something else then. I AM a good jumper! She jumps up and down a few more times, trying to see if she can spot anything over the trees. This is surprisingly fun! Almost like shooting up through a portal with some serious speed.
After having enough of the jumping, she gestures to the cat, then to her own head, before... thinking at it? Her? The voice had sounded female. "Apparently I can jump pretty high," she says, her mental voice wry.
Watching the bunny bounce around from his prone position, Hura... decides to practice jumping when he had a better sense of balance. Instead, he answers, "Are you sure? Looks to me like they're saying 'boing, boing! Look at me, I can bounce this high! Higher than you people with your stubby little legs!' or something. I might have just added that last part... Useless legs."
Languidly rolling to face the crocodile next, he parrots, "Yeah, just budding friendship. But if you'd like, we might be able to let you into our group, how's that sound?" Without waiting for the inevitable frown, Hura continues, "So, friend...s, I don't fancy a swim right now. We should head that way." gesturing off away from the reported cliffside. Or was it a beach? A beach might be fun, but there are probably birds... Too many birds, not enough cover. His question posed, Hura finally decides to get back up. Only to mill about as he thought of a good destination.
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People are out there, yes, but if you're looking for a game, sorry to say that things seem to be winding down overall. There's basically been... 3 games in the last 2 years, none of which got off the ground.
Jun 8, 2021 4:55:15 GMT
Hello anyone out there!
Jul 31, 2020 17:55:59 GMT
Does anyone know where the latest Roll20 JSON Exporter for the Fancy Sheet is?
May 22, 2020 23:59:17 GMT
UwUs into the void...
May 14, 2020 2:56:43 GMT
It's very slow, yes. You'll probably finish working on your game before one pops up here, and if you create a recruitment for it you can expect to be swarmed with applicants.
May 7, 2020 4:47:37 GMT
New games seem to open up slowly here, but if new people are still welcome, I don't mind waiting around (or working on my own). It looks like there's some useful stuff to browse in the meantime.
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Happy Holidays Poke-EEE-MAN enthusiasts!
Dec 25, 2019 7:30:23 GMT
Merry Christmas, Pokemon Play by Post community!
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Hi folks! New here and excited to try this place out!
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Anyone else here a Hunter x Hunter fan?
Dec 3, 2019 1:40:48 GMT
Keep an eye on the recruitment area of this website. They're rare nowadays, but any new games that crop up will show up there. If it's a live game you want though, you're outta luck.
Dec 2, 2019 19:05:30 GMT
but how else do i find games then?
Nov 28, 2019 6:17:00 GMT
Sounds to me like they weren't a group you'd want to be part of anyway.
Nov 27, 2019 22:17:34 GMT
i wanted to join a living server on roll20 to learn the system but they ignored my application for 2 weeks then blocked me
Nov 24, 2019 19:37:47 GMT
Basically, GMs post recruitments in the appropriate section, and then players apply to the open games. Unfortunately, there has been a rather... small amount of games posted lately, but there's one currently recruiting right now.
Nov 24, 2019 13:08:10 GMT
How does this site work?
Oct 1, 2019 13:10:32 GMT
Post on the Game Masters Seeking Players page. There are plenty examples there to go off of.