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Roleplayer's Off Topic Thread #32

Stories of Wellstone   6 members have voted

  1. 1. Congratulations! After years of training, you are finally skilled enough to find work in the Studios. Now that you're here, how will you make a name for yourself?

    • The Actor- You have some serious talent for the stage. Whether it's with your tears, your winning smile, or your brilliant line-delivery, you know how to sell a role.
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    • The Stunt Double- You don't care about being seen or recognized. It's all about the action for you! There is no hit too hard, no fall too far, and no dose of med-x that can't make the pain go away!
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    • The Porn Star- So what if you're not the best at acting? That's not what people watch you for. If only your mother could see you now!
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    • The Director- You are not a performer. You are a creator! A story-teller! Your face will be forgotten, but your works will endure.
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  2. 2. Congratulations! As an Officer of the Brotherhood of Steel, it is your job to defuse a situation between the factions down in Rockhills. How do you do this? (Read first post for context)

    • Intimidate the Mashas to back down before they can wipe out these runaways calling themselves "Artistes".
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    • Intimidate the Artistes into giving the Mashas most of the supplies that they took when they left.
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    • Force the two sides to negotiate for a somewhat equal compromise. Neither will be pleased, but neither will be the obvious loser either.
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    • Offer Brotherhood supplies from elsewhere. This will please both groups, but your superiors will no doubt be displeased.
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Since everyone seemed to like the Fallout adventure poll idea, we've decided to do two this time. I've included info on both in the spoiler tags below.

First though, there's the matter of the tie we had with the previous poll: The "machine hacking/distraction to escape", the "quietly sneak away", and the "Bed your lady and become her favorite pet". Y'all can vote in the comments between these three which one you think should be the one to be canon for the RP.

Now, on to the new poll factions:
 

 

Scenario 2: The Studios

"The Studios" make up Wellstone's southeastern district, and are the destination of anyone who has dreams of becoming an on-screen entertainer. This is where any Wellstone movies get made. The Studios are the youngest district in the city, and a true testament to the Brotherhood's success in reviving various aspects of the old world. 

In the poll scenario up top, you are 'The No-Name', an unknown -or perhaps undiscovered- talent who thinks they've got a shot at stardom.
 

Scenario 3: Rockhill

"Rockhill" is actually a Wellstone nickname for two separate communities that border a short ways south of the city proper. These Communities, separated by Brush Creek and years of animosity, are Artistry Rock (run by the "Artistes") and Rockmasha Turf (who have been nicknamed the "Mashas"). These "Rock people" both originate from the same group who migrated into the area to escape the anarchy of the Lost Lands. Being from a wilder part of the Belt, they didn't feel like they fit in with the more civilized people of Wellstone, so they settled in Rockhurt University, which was filled with books, holotapes, and other scholarly material. 

Eventually, the Rock people split into two factions: There were the people who passed their time by studying the learning materials, becoming 'enlightened', as they saw it. They became proficient in history and literature, with a strong appreciation for art and culture. The other faction were simply survivors, people who saw the university as a decent place to set up shop with a little fixing up. They didn't care about the scholarly side of things, and grew annoyed with the growing number of people who were wasting time reading instead of farming or building. Eventually, this schism led to a large group of the more 'cultured' Rock people taking all the learning materials, and a bunch of supplies, and moving to the art museum north of Brush Creek.
This theft of supplies would have normally pushed the 'survival' faction over the edge, and led to them waging a bloody war to take back what was theirs, but the 'cultured' faction informed the Brotherhood of Steel that they were in danger, and so the Brotherhood came down and ordered the survivors to knock it off.

Thus, the splinter faction had their home, and Artistry Rock was born. Their rivals down in Rockmasha Turf are not named so because they 'mash' rocks. They took on the name themselves as something of a spiteful joke, because they hated the 'Artistes' (as the people of Artistry Rock came to call themselves) and literally wanted to mash them and tear down their museum. This bitter rivalry between the groups has lasted for decades.

The poll scenario above takes place one day after the 'cultured' faction made off with the 'survivalists' supplies. You are 'The Officer', a high-ranking knight in the Brotherhood of Steel who has been ordered to defuse tensions between the two groups before violence erupts. To the best of your knowledge, the supplies taken by the Artistes were an equal percentage to the number of people who left, but in the Masha's eyes, this was still theft to the detriment of their group.

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Witch and BT came up with most of the poll options this time around. We decided to do two because the Rockhills one was somewhat serious compared to the last thread's Queendom, and we wanted something a little more goofy and lighthearted to go with it.

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Posted (edited)

5 minutes ago, CenturionAquilarius said:

Toes Curl

XD Now on to the truly important questions. You obviously won't be remembered by your real name, so what's the porn name that you will be remembered by?

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20 minutes ago, The_Good_Doctor said:

First though, there's the matter of the tie we had with the previous poll: The "machine hacking/distraction to escape", the "quietly sneak away", and the "Bed your lady and become her favorite pet". Y'all can vote in the comments between these three which one you think should be the one to be canon for the RP.

Also, just wanted to reemphasize this so I know which to put down as RP canon. Y'all can just say your piece in posts.

I'm for the machine hacking/distraction, myself, but any of them could make for good history details. 

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17 minutes ago, The_Good_Doctor said:

XD Now on to the truly important questions. You obviously won't be remembered by your real name, so what's the porn name that you will be remembered by?

Toes curl was my choice for the tie.

But, hmm. I would say The Double Penetrator, but that belongs to ColonelDickinshe. So, Ad Dicktoriam. XD I couldn't think of anything else.

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I'm down with the hacking and distraction, too, though the toes curl would be pretty funny. 

As for this poll, Stunt Double and intimidate the Mashas. The first because I like the idea of this real beat up dude taking tons of med x and doing crazy shit, and the second because I think it helps the Brotherhood more to be liked by a knowledgeable group rather than a survival focused group. And this way the Artistes get to be annoying all throughout the wasteland!

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I was gonna pick stunt double to begin with, but then I chose pornstar because I remembered that these are nobody's and not our characters and I thought it would funny.

I chose the negotiation option because I think it makes the BoS look more like a government than just the big dicks in town forcing other groups to obey or be destroyed.

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40 minutes ago, BTCollins8 said:

As for this poll, Stunt Double and intimidate the Mashas. The first because I like the idea of this real beat up dude taking tons of med x and doing crazy shit, and the second because I think it helps the Brotherhood more to be liked by a knowledgeable group rather than a survival focused group. And this way the Artistes get to be annoying all throughout the wasteland!

Lol you chose the same ones as me. Stunt Double for the same reason. Though I was very close to going with the Porn Star, but the drugs won it out for me.

I admit, I voted to intimidate the Mashas because of my rebel bias. Negotiation and giving up BoS supplies weren't options because I want some of these communities to have some little grievances against the BoS. :evil: Also, from a story perspective, I think that the Artistes being more BoS friendly has more potential to be fun/funny. Also, they're the ones who went to the BoS for help, and were in genuine danger. 

33 minutes ago, CenturionAquilarius said:

I chose the negotiation option because I think it makes the BoS look more like a government than just the big dicks in town forcing other groups to obey or be destroyed.

The wonderful thing about the BoS is that they're both!

It is worth noting that these two groups are not wholly independent. They specifically moved into BoS lands because it was safer, and are citizens of BoS territory. To me, the Mashas' attempt at solving the problem with violence shows their more anarchic Lost Land side, and demanded a harsher reaction to dissuade them from reacting like that again.

Lol, if Cyrodiil were better at its job, they'd have done this to the Argonians when they attacked Morrowind. :P 

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1 hour ago, The_Good_Doctor said:

Lol, if Cyrodiil were better at its job, they'd have done this to the Argonians when they attacked Morrowind. :P 

XD **** Cyrodiil. Loves building empires, sucks at running empires, lol. Like seriously,"No Morrowind, you can't leave." *Oblivion Crisis* "Oops, we totally didn't pull our legions out as soon as they were needed! Your still apart of us though!" *Red Year* "Huh, well that sucks." *Argonian Invasion* "What's a morrowind?"

Lol, I've lost all of my Roman fanboyism and along with it, my respect for Cyrodiil and the Imperials.

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Now I've voted and I admit that only voted "Intimidate Mashas" for in RP story reasons. 

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Man, 4 votes in and so far these polls look nothing like I expected them to. I thought that the actor and negotiate choices would win and so far the latter has their only vote. 

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I was leaning towards the negotiation option because that's closer to what I myself would actually do. Though you convinced me on that "Intimidate Mashas" might be more fun for the story. 

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2 minutes ago, Witchking_of_Angmar said:

I was leaning towards the negotiation option because that's closer to what I myself would actually do. Though you convinced me on that "Intimidate Mashas" might be more fun for the story. 

I almost never end up with characters in these things that act like I would in these situations. Probably because irl I would never do the most interesting thing. :lol: With the Queendom I'd probably just try to sneak away without a fuss. With the Studios I would fail at all four (but reckon I'd prefer directing), and as the Officer I would probably just make the Artistes give the stuff back because it's the easiest option and I'm a lazy prick who wants to get back to his quarters in Wellstone.

Hell, even in New Vegas, I strongly favor the ideals behind the Wild Card ending over the others, but I would realistically side with House in a heartbeat because it's the easiest and most lucrative way to go.

Carlotta and Mila would've been fucked if I was in Boldir's shoes. I probably would've tried to get Baldur's help and Maven would've just killed them out of spite. 

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Okay so finished Season 4B. I really liked it!

Dont know what you guys hated her for. Lagetha is still one of my favorite characters. That bitch asswhatever deserved everything that was coming to her. 

Ragnar's sons, besides Ivan and Bjorn (who are awesome) really unimpressed me to the extent I didn't even know there names. There were really meh.

Odin was super cool, but it kinda destroyed the magical ambiguity the series had which I loved, oh well. 

Floki, deserved all that happened to him. I still hate his ******* guts. Though I felt really bad for his wife, who was always one of most genuinley good and nice characters. Didn't deserve what happened. Loved the connections to Loki's myth, down to his wife holding back the posion in a cup. 

Despite all the cool battles, by far my favorite scene was Eckbert's suicide. It was ******* awesome, pushed him to my top five characters. It was very poigant also for the fact he always wanted to be a Roman Leader, he died like a true Roman. Best part is the guy won. Not only is the contract he gave Bjorn null and void (because he aint king anymore) he dies with honor, and grace, and the Saxons WILL win, threw his grandson, Alfred the Great

 

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8 hours ago, The_Good_Doctor said:

I almost never end up with characters in these things that act like I would in these situations.

Oh, yeah definitely. Irl I'm a selfish prick. There's not really any options on these polls that encompass me personally so I usually just go with the ones that I find funny, or go along with my never ending quest to "get some", lmfao.

You guys will probably learn a lot more about who I am outside of the internet through my RP character because I purposefully made him more like me so that I'd have an easier writing, because I'm also incredibly vain and basically writing about myself is easy. XD

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47 minutes ago, CenturionAquilarius said:

You guys will probably learn a lot more about who I am outside of the internet through my RP character because I purposefully made him more like me so that I'd have an easier writing, because I'm also incredibly vain and basically writing about myself is easy. XD

That really reminds me of a part from this video. The part I'm talking about is at 0:58 but I'd recommend watching the whole video. 

 

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2 hours ago, CenturionAquilarius said:

 

You guys will probably learn a lot more about who I am outside of the internet through my RP character because I purposefully made him more like me so that I'd have an easier writing, because I'm also incredibly vain and basically writing about myself is easy. XD

You wouldn't be the first. It was through their RP characters that we first discovered  that Colonel loves poetry and Witch has a taste for human souls.

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18 minutes ago, The_Good_Doctor said:

You wouldn't be the first. It was through their RP characters that we first discovered  that Colonel loves poetry and Witch has a taste for human souls.

Funny is that I created Krojun to be quite different from me. My first idea for the character was a ranger type character named Skjari with a penchant for elven women. A somewhat standard neutral/good guy. 

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image.jpgyou guys should probably ignore this but I'm super drunk and here's a picture of my shirt tonight at 4 o'clock in the morning, Knowing me i'll regret it, but you guys are the first group that I've really felt comfortable with to be myself and I really appreciate it. I'll talk to y'all tomorrow.

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What it do, sorry I was gone, pinched a nerve and my back was hurting like a bitch for the past four days so I just went straight to bed after I got home this week. Good now tho, still about to finish post with Collins. It's basically done now really.

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Oh and I second **** Lagertha. nothing she's done makes sense, from banging a chick because she's lonely to suddenly caring about the home she lost to Aslaug, and caring about Ragnar. If this happened a season or two ago, I'd understand. Now? Seems like they're running out of ideas or they're rushing things because the show's ratings may have dropped or something.

HATED what they did with Rollo, but about his water scene, it did seem like a reverse baptism, but it reminded me more of GoT.

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Damn man. Glad you're doing better. 

14 minutes ago, ColonelKillaBee said:

 

Oh and I second **** Lagertha. nothing she's done makes sense, from banging a chick because she's lonely to suddenly caring about the home she lost to Aslaug, and caring about Ragnar. If this happened a season or two ago, I'd understand. Now? Seems like they're running out of ideas or they're rushing things because the show's ratings may have dropped or something.

HATED what they did with Rollo, but about his water scene, it did seem like a reverse baptism, but it reminded me more of GoT.

What's funny is that they really shouldn't be low on ideas. They're basically reaching all the big climatic points that the show has been building to from the start, with Paris and the Great Heathen Army. It feels to me like they've just run out of ideas for Lagertha specifically but since she's a fan favorite they pulled a bunch of BS to keep her relevant.

I agree about Rollo.

 I quit watching the show for a couple months after he massacred his men. But I did start to like his stuff again after he won at Paris. I just wish the stuff leading up to it had been done better.

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Basically all of Lagertha's stuff in Season 4b is stupid and didn't make any sense other than $$$.

Glad your doing better Colonel, I was wondering what happened. I'm thinking about slapping a big ole REDACTED on the shit up there, but right now my head feels like it's about to pop.

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35 minutes ago, The_Good_Doctor said:

I agree about Rollo.

 

What really bothered me about Rollo is that he killed his men for no good reason. Since it began with one coming to him and saying there are some that would consider joining him I find it rather baffling he decided to butcher what possible military support he could have had. Also it bothers me from a historical perspective as Rollo is supposed to have brought with him a viking army when he joined the French. These vikings then went on to become the nobles of Normandy. 

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