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Interest Check & Idea Thread

Discussion in 'Q&R Index' started by Vanathor, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. justinkal

    justinkal Well worn.

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    Its a story where at certain points one or more decisions are offered to the readers (usually, but not always, with write-in answers allowed). The thread discusses and votes on a course of action, which is how the story proceeds.

    Such choices can be anything from whether the protagonist answers "yes" or "no" to a question to a whole turn's worth of moves in a civilization-building strategy game.
     
  2. iamnuff

    iamnuff Connoisseur.

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    A quest is a type of story where each chapter ends with a series of options, and the people in the thread reading the quest vote on which option for the character to do.

    You vote using these [square brackets] and you put an X in the middle to signify your choice.

    [ ] Go Left
    [ ] Go Right
    [X] Go forwards
    [ ] Go backwards.

    See?
     
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  3. rx915

    rx915 Versed in the lewd.

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    Considering how open world the game of Kenshi is with various chargen choices, would it make a fun bleak quest?
     
  4. Lazurman

    Lazurman That Others May Fap

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    I'd say so, yeah. Kenshi is a terrible place to live, filled with equally terrible people. Carve out a slice of paradise in the wasteland? Or be just as bad?
     
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  5. rx915

    rx915 Versed in the lewd.

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    Sounds great and when it's a game that expressly has players start from the bottom that bad ends are guaranteed from day one, the quest can always go back to another chargen choice in a world of slavers, killer robots that love to wear human skin and the theocratic xenophobic human nation it's going to be just great.

     
  6. rx915

    rx915 Versed in the lewd.

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    https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/LightNovel/CombatantsWillBeDispatched

    Inspired from this and a goblin slayer quest where the MC was required to do certain deeds to get points to clear up his debt the idea of a megacorp sending out their minions to far off worlds as a scheme to downsize them but still allow them to retain access to the megacorps armoury has a certain flair to it.
     
  7. Ryumancer

    Ryumancer Dragons Are Romance

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    I've been considering running an Oban: Star Racers quest. Now, understandably, QQ isn't... the most ideal place to run a non-NSFW quest, but i figured it might be interesting to run three separate divisions of the tournament, hosted one each on SB, SV, and QQ, each running parallel with the possibility of cross-forum competition if you each make it to Oban itself.

    As an interest check, would people prefer something more mechanically complex, or mechanically light? Naturally, there'll be some customization, such as your vehicle, either way. I'd also be running it far in the past or the future, since Humans are too plain white bread when considering what the Oban 'verse has available. I'm willing to take race-concept suggestions before the first post goes up, if enough interest is shown to be worth attempting the quest here.
     
  8. aliceofformerhell

    aliceofformerhell Quaestor (Pompilius, you can't make me change it)

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    maybe this is the wrong place, but would anyone be interested in some sort of quest about grave robbers, badly-named italian servant girls, and semi-surrealist omnibenevolent maids? possibly also a dash of slang i make up as i go along. i've never really done a quest before, so if i do go ahead with this, expect very low quality.

    the basic summary is this:

    Your name is Maria Vespucci, and you are a servant girl in the manor of one Lady Benevento, an eccentric noblewoman. Your official duties involve keeping the rooms clean, and tending to the many guests who come to visit the manor. In practice, however, the Lady has you running a wide variety of odd jobs and small investigations to indulge her curiosity. You've been thinking of quitting your job, but you're unsure what other employment you could find on short notice with your very limited skill set. The Lady Benevento is clearly kenned, too, so upsetting her by quitting may be unwise. Her requests have been growing increasingly erratic, however, and have been putting you in very close proximity to the Resurrection-Men's part of the city, so your hand may be forced very soon.

    idk. not sure where i'd go with this. still, curious if anyone would be interested.
     
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  9. ReinZero

    ReinZero Evil Cultivator X Supervillain x ????

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    Pass the popcorn.

    And well, it's probably fine. After all, it'd make for a good try at running a quest.