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Old Aug 27th, 2016, 05:36 PM
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The Armistice Table

Welcome to The Fireballs Fall Silent, the story regarding the great civil war for control of the Magocracy of Thor'Dael. It's a pleasure to have you here!

Summary of Threads and Their Purposes

OOC Threads:
(note: not all threads have been created yet. Links will be included when the threads come into existence.)
  • The Armistice Table: This thread. A meeting ground for players and guests of the game, regardless of faction, to discuss anything they choose, whether it's related to the game or not.
  • The Word of Justice: An OOC thread for members of the Loyalist Faction only. This thread will be used for discussion of the game.
  • The Hidden Fist: An OOC thread for members of the Rebel Faction only. This thread will be used for discussion of the game.
  • Attendance Concerns: An open thread for players meant to inform me, and each other, of anticipated absence periods from the game.

Informational Threads:
  • History and Geography: Open to Both Factions. A General Thread for Information on, well... History and Geography.
  • Intelligence Reports (Rebel Leadership): A place for dossiers on Rebel Characters. Everyone posted their finalized Rebel Applications to it at the beginning of the game.
  • Intelligence Reports (Loyalist Leadership): A place for dossiers on Loyalist Characters. Everyone posted their finalized Loyalist Applications to it at the beginning of the game.
  • Tactical Map: This thread contains a map of the country, showing which areas are rebel-controlled and which are loyalist-controlled, and which are in dispute. It also contains some information about troop size, resources gathered from controlled territories, current economy value... think Axis and Allies, for those who have played that game.
  • Notes Threads: Each faction will be given the opportunity to make a "important notes" thread, maintained by themselves, to highlight things that they want to keep track of in the game.

Game Threads:
  • Conspiracies and Cocktails: The Rebel Prologue Chapter.
  • Orders and Hors D'Oeuvres: The Loyalist Prologue chapter.
  • The Game's Story: A collection of links to various chapters and scenes, with an overview of the story. This may or may not have two versions depending on how well I can summarize without spoiling.


Please post your finalized application in the appropriate Dossier thread, and then feel free to play that character in the appropriate Prologue thread. If you have an app for each faction, then obviously follow those instructions twice, once for each character. Remember, posting in the prologue chapters is optional, but putting your finalized apps in the Dossier threads is mandatory.

After you've got that done, feel free to say hi to each other here and socialize all you want!
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Old Aug 27th, 2016, 05:51 PM
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Old Aug 27th, 2016, 09:40 PM
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If we haven't quite finished up a character application, can we still throw it into the app thread and begin RPing with the character, as we work at refining it?

Also, side note - the Phrase? I don't know, I'm not a linguistword 'Hors D'Oeuvres' messes with my mind. If I am not looking at it written down, I can pronounce it. But if it's within eyesight? Game over, everything becomes jumbled and they become 'those fancy appetizer things'
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If we haven't quite finished up a character application, can we still throw it into the app thread and begin RPing with the character, as we work at refining it?

Also, side note - the Phrase? I don't know, I'm not a linguistword 'Hors D'Oeuvres' messes with my mind. If I am not looking at it written down, I can pronounce it. But if it's within eyesight? Game over, everything becomes jumbled and they become 'those fancy appetizer things'
Every time I see that, I am reminded of Moral Oral

"Hors D'Oeuvres are what a whore serves."

That show makes me laugh so much.
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I remember liking OtGW when I watched it, but it didn't leave a lasting impression. Maybe because it was so brief.. the runtime of the entire series could be compared with a typical singular movie, roughly 100 minutes, and I watched it in two sittings. When you hold that up against the beastly 984 minute runtime of Gravity Falls, plus hours and hours of poring over theories and clues to try to put its mysteries together, it's no wonder GF eclipsed OtGW for me. Plus I'm sorry, but OtGW may have had a few eyebrow raisers, but Gravity Falls had a double digit body count and threatened to end the world. So in terms of dark and perilous stakes for the protagonists, GF was hands down the winner.
But Wait, There's More! Mostly because I didn't want to keep bumping the advertisement thread and get more competition.

I think that in some ways, GF's run time is what indirectly causes the stumbles that I feel it had. It had enough time to fully flesh out some of the supporting characters, complete with very good arcs, but the other characters were left in the dark or tossed to the curb. So when things begin wrapping up and plot threads start to wrap up, and these ignored characters come back, their changes in characterization feel inorganic. Like there was a story arc or two involving that character that I somehow missed? It almost makes certain aspects of the ending feel a teensy bit contrived, or even a bit rushed.

That is not to say that GF is bad in anyway. It just falls ever so short of perfect for me, which makes the grievances I have with the show stand out that much more. The art, characters, and writing are all fantastic and manage to pull off some things that are usually show-killers for me, particularly having slapstick comedy paired with a more serious story line. Looking at you, Avatar and FMA:B. It has very fantastic foreshadowing, and other than the point noted above, everything feels like a (super)natural progression, something that a lot of similar shows have a problem with. Even its take on the various creatures and tropes that it bases its more episodic episodes around prove to be hilarious, creative, or hilariously creative, and it is a very solid 10/10.

And OtGW had more than a few eyebrow raisers, man. It was quality stuff! And a touching story, filled with symbolism and references that can (and for me, did) eat up hours and hours of pretty pointless work. Never before have elderly felines sent me down a research rabbit hole, and hopefully never again.
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Yay. I just adore two-part applications. Did I miss that in the initial application thread?
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Yay. I just adore two-part applications. Did I miss that in the initial application thread?
Apparently I missed it. What two-part application?
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Apparently I missed it. What two-part application?
Advertisement Applications as part 1, and RP as part 2?
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Old Aug 29th, 2016, 01:01 AM
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Nope, can't be that. I was pretty damned clear about the RP not having (much of) anything to do with who was chosen:

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Choosing to post or not post in the party threads will not factor into my decisions regarding who to pick(Well, probably. I mean if someone makes a REALLY awesome post in one of them, that's going to be hard to ignore when I'm thinking about my teams. But for the most part, it won't.*), I'm going to be primarily focused on which stories work best together and which work best with the lore and possibilities of the game.
It's literally just there to keep you entertained while I take my time poring over the apps. I mean, I suppose I could have just said, "Alright, thanks folks, I'll get back to you in a few weeks," but I personally think that pill goes down easier with an open sandbox coating.
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Must have missed that. Sorry, my bad. Guess I'm still wary after my first brush with a two-parter.
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Must have missed that. Sorry, my bad. Guess I'm still wary after my first brush with a two-parter.
Must've been a doozy. I can see the value in it in terms of post quality control, but I'm not being that picky this time around - I'm just being slow. I almost didn't put this game out because I knew it was going to be a big hunk to add onto my plate, but then Moozuba made this awesome-yet-slow zombie game that I'm playing in and I said to myself, "Hey, if people don't mind a slow pace, I can definitely handle another game!"

So here we are.
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You aren't kidding about the zombie game, though hopefully with Outplay wrapping up that is going to pick up
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Casual racism already? No wonder the rebels aren't winning yet
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Hey, Arval thinks there are plenty of individual non-Elves who are fine citizens...some of his best friends are non-Elves!


Wait...no, they aren't.

But you must admit, Lyssa and her entourage do seem a bit out of place, and Arval's reaction doesn't seem to be out of line with what she's used to. See, he's just a product of the system...he's the real victim here!



It's both a treat and a challenge to play a character who is 'not good'...a treat because it opens up a whole range of actions and behavior that are off-limits in most games, and a challenge because you don't want to go too far and make a character that's too unlikable, or that can't get along with the rest of the party. Hopefully I'll get a chance to explore that further here in the near future.
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a bit out of place
What a peculiar way to spell 'extremely effective'.

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It's both a treat and a challenge to play a character who is 'not good'...a treat because it opens up a whole range of actions and behavior that are off-limits in most games, and a challenge because you don't want to go too far and make a character that's too unlikable, or that can't get along with the rest of the party. Hopefully I'll get a chance to explore that further here in the near future.
I am almost 100% Gox is just pulling your leg. Or at least I hope so, since they're playing an almost-overbearing Bolshevik-style communist pirate in another game, and the character seems to be written in a pretty self-aware fashion.

Imperfect characters are the bomb though! And a bias against non-elves, especially one that is almost definitely not an arcane caster, is a pretty reasonable in this half of the game.
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