Midna floats back to the ground, slightly dazed from the blinding flash of light. At least the titan was gone. After it had taken a bite out of Ghost, well, Midna was glad it hadn't got its chompers on her. "Identities confirmed," Midna mumbles as the voice speaks once again. It prompts an outburst as she demands of the voice, "You could have just asked rather than dropping a giant on top of our heads as a test! I'm not one for being tested." She hardly even notices as the pair plays with their balls.
The air remains quiet in response to Midna, but when Frank throws the orb, it lands with a strange popping sound and a small harmless flash of light. When the light clears a much smaller version of the giant appears. It's face is wayyyyyyy less creepy, however. (It's a Machop)
But unlike anything you've seen, it stays static, unmoving. The only time it moves is it follows Frank around with it's eyes, only turning it's head if Frank gets too far. Frank feels a innate connection to this creature, some how.
"Intriguing...It seems attuned to me somehow. This seems similar to some children's cartoon that was really popular over a decade ago. I can't recall it's name. Started with a P...all the kids loved it. These monsters would be held in bal- Pokemon! It was called Pokemon. It's been bugging me ever since we got here. The "art style" of the world seems straight out of a cartoon. I think we might be in the Pokemon universe. I never played any of the games, though, so I'm not sure how that information helps at all. That said, even if you didn't play the games, you'd still be inundated with the advertising. Pokemon was EVERYWHERE about fifteen years ago. It was an RPG, and I never had much time for all that. You gain levels, items, and you fight stronger and stronger opponents until you're eventually the best, and you're supposed to catch all the little monsters. I guess that's what we are too. More of these Pokemon."
Turning to the Machop, he says "Can you speak? Can you approach me?"
Ryota blinks. "Pokemon...that sounds kind of familiar. Wasn't there a card game too?" He himself was more into Duel Monsters, although he remembers some kids at the club pulling out Pokemon cards as well. "From what I remember, they apparently had different 'Types' that defined them and their attacks, and the different types worked differently against each other..."
Frank walks up to place the claw where the rune glowed on the Machop's shoulder. "I don't recall having to turn the creatures on from what I remember of the commercials. I thought they were supposed to be organic."
Ghost... well, after getting that rather significant chomp taken out of her and the creature seeming to collapse she just fell to the ground, kind of in shock over everything She'd just experienced, and the slow release of her from the grip of adrenaline leaving her utterly drained.
"It's going to take me a while to get used to the feeling of pain again..."
She caught what Frank was saying though, and that... that caused her to pause for a moment. Pokemon, pokemon... that sounded... familiar? She wasn't sure why, but it sparked a little something in her mind... "Wait, wasn't that that digimon ripoff?" She asked as she approached Frank. "Not that I remember either all that well, my mind's still pretty fuzzy about what life was like way back when I... still had a human body," She said, seeming a little subdued near the end there.
"Well, I've never even heard of digimon, so if they 'ripped it off' as you say, they must have been doing something right." Frank responds to Ghost, not taking his eyes off the strange muscular creature in front of him.
Throughout this whole conversation Norris has been dancing frantically with the ball in her mouth. Exhausted and curious, she anticlimactically lets it fall casually from her mouth, watching it with one eye as she keeps watch with the other
Midna scowls as the voice stays silence. Surely it would make itself known? Maybe it was some kind of Spirit and was just being finicky. It would figure with her luck. The spark of light doesn't draw her attention but the sudden emergence of the recently defeated foe does.
Except...it's not quite the same. It wasn't a giant anymore, though it was still larger than her. And a few of the others were recognizing it...from a game. Even if she couldn't understand half the things they were saying, that much was clear. "Are you all serious," she says softly, "You think we are stuck in some...children's game. That seems ridiculous."
"I think what Frank's trying to say is you're a cat, he's a crocodile, I'm a lightning rod, and this place is modeled after a fictional world for kids. That tells me one of two things. Either the many worlds theory is more than just wishful thinking, or we're dealing with a bored deity of some kind."
"What," she says flatly, "It just doesn't...how does this world even exist? How can we be here when it is fiction?" She pauses digesting the words for a moment longer, "Everything here is different but...it's not so different..."
As Norris lets the ball go, it drops and opens in a similar fashion! And standing in it's place is the creature Norris and the others had fought with Temmie. But without the dangerous axe or coat. It stands as motionless as the other one.
(This is a Timburr)
Freya and Frank interacting with the first one to pop out don't get reactions out of it.
Ryota flails upon seeing the Timburr. "Whoa, careful, Norris!" he yelps. However, it seems to not be doing anything either. "Wait...does this have something to do with how we defeated them? Beating them just turns them into puppets like this? That's mega-creepy."
Unable to provoke a reaction, Frank sets to investigating his wrist, where the rune glowed, for any insight as to his bond with this creature.
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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.
Feb 24, 2020 7:31:23 GMT
Dec 25, 2019 11:21:14 GMT
Happy Holidays Poke-EEE-MAN enthusiasts!
Dec 25, 2019 7:30:23 GMT
Merry Christmas, Pokemon Play by Post community!
Dec 18, 2019 17:33:11 GMT
Dec 18, 2019 14:53:25 GMT
Hi folks! New here and excited to try this place out!
Dec 11, 2019 21:47:02 GMT
Dec 11, 2019 19:20:07 GMT
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.