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[CYOA] - The Origin of Avian Supremacy - Island Adventure!

Erin The RedErin The Red The Name's Erin! Woman, Podcaster, Dungeon Master, IT nerd, Parent, Trans. AMABaton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
edited December 2012 in Critical Failures
A few hundred thousand years ago, your kind crawled out of the primordial ooze.
Until recently, you and your people were little more than mindless beasts, fighting each other for survival.
Soon, though, you began to realize that things would work better if everyone cooperated.
Our story begins shortly after this realization. You, my loyal players, will control these individuals. Think of yourselves as a benevolent god, leading the populace with a gentle hand. Think of yourself as some omnipresent dictator. I don't care! WHO you are won't affect the game. Your choices will!

RULES
I have a few requests for you all, in order to keep things running smoothly.
1) If you are giving your vote on a course of action, only vote once. Edit your vote post if you change your mind! Also, vote in Red
2) There will be chances for you to give your own ideas, in case you don't like any of the options presented. I can't think of every eventuality by any means. Do this in Green
3) Need clarification? Use orange

Now, here is the whole world! (What you know of, at least)
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Pick an Island! (L, R) and a location on that island to start (N, S)




And your choice of general critter type.
1) Aquatic
+Can swim 2 spaces per turn
- Anyone who is in the water for more than 2 turns dies.
+10% extra population growth due to you make a crapton of eggs
- Reproduction is on a 2-turn delay due to egg-laying

2) Avian
+Can move two spaces on land due to flight
-Reproduction is on a 1-turn delay due to egg-laying

3) Mammalian
+ You are average!
- You are average.

4) Reptile
+ You are fast! You can move 2 spaces per turn
- You are not very well adapted to very hot/cold places
+ Scales provide natural armor (+5% extra defense!)
- Reproduction on 2-turn delay due to egg-laying

5) Plantlike
+Don't have to worry about food as long as there's sun/water!
-Reproduction on 3-turn delay due to the fact that you're a goddamn plant


After that, you must choose how you want to be oriented:
!) Scientific
@) Magical
#) Political
$) Militaristic
(Options taken from @hoodie13 's game due to the fact that they're good and I couldn't think of different ones)

Our current cast! (RPed by players
@Sir Fabulous -> SirFab - Emu- Fanatical religious guy. Great lizard ancestor worship. Pulls out feathers because reasons. ((Council member))
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@SaberOverEasy -> Stormcrow - Crow - Embraces magical heritage. Shuns the religion. Thinks that those with the strength to control the air should guide and protect the GCs.((Council member))
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@Zekebeau -> Red Talon - Hawk - Cold, calculating. Longs to lead. Covets leadership, hates the lizard cult. Allied with stormcrow in terms of goals. ((Council member))
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@Jdarksun -> Dark Shrike - Hawk - Follows Red Talon. Says the mighty should rule over the weak
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@Kilnaga -> Averax -> Goose -> Obsessed with building

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Aaaaand, BEGIN!
The collected progress of our civilization
The First Days
Enmagening
A Rockin' Orgy
If You Liked It, You Shoulda Put A Roof Over It
Political Dickscourse
The Council Meets
Contact with Treeple
Battle! It... uh... it went
The examination begins
I feel itchy
Leaf us alone!
Conquering the weaklings
Leaving Cockstantinople
Possibilities!
Reporting back
Burning bridges
Movin' on Up
More options!
When a problem comes along, you must whip it!

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  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    That skull sure looks safe.

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  • premiumpremium Registered User regular
    We should start on the skull.
    And be reptiles.

  • Erin The RedErin The Red The Name's Erin! Woman, Podcaster, Dungeon Master, IT nerd, Parent, Trans. AMA Baton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
    Skull comes later :p
    Options at the moment are the two big islands. YOU DONT WANT TO GO TO THE SKULL YET. TRUST ME
    everything there is poorly drawn

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  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    L N, away from the scary skull (even if it's only aesthetic :P), and on the bigger island.

    Birds! Because birds are the coolest, and I will peck anyone who says otherwise.

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  • premiumpremium Registered User regular
    You don't know what I want!

  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    Magical! Because come on. Magical birds? We'll b awesome and later on we can get Phoenixes, etc.

    Also, hoodie's game doesn't have any magic, and I want to vary it up :P

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  • Sir FabulousSir Fabulous Malevolent Squid God Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    Whoo! I want to be the best at this! I will lead our species to victory!

    Let's start on L and S, because it's the smallest section of land, and that means there must be a disproportionately high amount of resources. Right?

    Also, as any fantasy game will tell you, Reptilian races are fucking cool. The more like Kobolds our race turns out to be, the better I say!

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  • premiumpremium Registered User regular
    FINE
    L,S
    Reptiles kick ass. Dinosaur people. Seriously.
    How about SCIENCE! So we can be Science Dinosaurs.

  • Sir FabulousSir Fabulous Malevolent Squid God Registered User regular
    Normally, I am a big fan of Scientific or Magical methods of beating a game.

    Which is why I'm going to go Militaristic for a change.

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  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    I am displeased with the lack of magic birds.

    Most displeased.

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  • Erin The RedErin The Red The Name's Erin! Woman, Podcaster, Dungeon Master, IT nerd, Parent, Trans. AMA Baton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
    premium wrote: »
    FINE
    L,S
    Reptiles kick ass. Dinosaur people. Seriously.
    How about SCIENCE! So we can be Science Dinosaurs.

    dinosaur_scientist_by_irkenidiot-d3fun1v.jpg?

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  • premiumpremium Registered User regular
    kime wrote: »
    I am displeased with the lack of magic birds.

    Most displeased.

    Science. Dinosaurs.

  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    Left, South for dick island
    For our species Avian
    $) Military with some science thrown in because the faster we take this to ww1 the better.

  • Erin The RedErin The Red The Name's Erin! Woman, Podcaster, Dungeon Master, IT nerd, Parent, Trans. AMA Baton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
    edited November 2012
    Oh! By the way! Just because why not,

    First place on the orientation gets two points, and second gets one. So you can have science with a minor in magic, etc.

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  • Sir FabulousSir Fabulous Malevolent Squid God Registered User regular
    Retaba wrote: »
    Left, South for dick island

    Huh. I hadn't noticed that before.

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  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    Retaba wrote: »
    Left, South for dick island

    Huh. I hadn't noticed that before.

    Right, North is an angry gorilla face.

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  • Sir FabulousSir Fabulous Malevolent Squid God Registered User regular
    Left, North for Wizard Island.

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  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    haha yesss

  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    R,S
    Avian.
    Militaristic.

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  • AnialosAnialos Collies are love, Collies are life! Shadowbrook ColliesRegistered User regular
    Left, South, Avian, Military Divebombing dickbirds go!

    "there's sin enough without treating love like a sin"
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  • Sir FabulousSir Fabulous Malevolent Squid God Registered User regular
    Reptiles are clearly the best for military because of natural defense.

    Also, Kobolds!

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  • AnialosAnialos Collies are love, Collies are life! Shadowbrook ColliesRegistered User regular
    But, @Sir Fabulous the Kobold military is hilariously inept!

    "there's sin enough without treating love like a sin"
  • Erin The RedErin The Red The Name's Erin! Woman, Podcaster, Dungeon Master, IT nerd, Parent, Trans. AMA Baton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
    You guys and your noticing things in the islands. This must be like... one of those ink blot things

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  • Sir FabulousSir Fabulous Malevolent Squid God Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    1397995-kobolds.jpg

    DO THESE MOTHERFUCKERS LOOK INEPT TO YOU. THEY ARE ARMED TO THE TEETH WITH SO MANY WEAPONS, YOU CAN GET STABBED TO DEATH JUST BY LOOKING AT THEM.


    Quoted from Wikipedia, the Sage of Great Knowledge: Tucker's kobolds were a tribe of kobolds featured in Roger E. Moore's editorial in Dragon issue 127. They were used by a Dungeon Master, Tucker, who ran an adventure for high level characters featuring an ordinary tribe of kobolds who utilised traps, ambushes and local knowledge to significantly challenge the party, going against the stereotype of kobolds posing no significant threat. Tucker's kobolds became a famous part of Dungeons & Dragons lore, often referred to as an example of how cunning and local knowledge can be used by physically weak opponents to overcome much more powerful adversaries.


    CAN YOU SURVIVE OUR TRAPS? FUCKING NOPE.

    IN CONCLUSION
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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    I see boobies.
    Sweet, huge boobies.

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  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    Reptiles are clearly the best for military because of natural defense.

    Also, Kobolds!

    An agile military can be quite dangerous, also with science we can overcome that minor issue.

  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    As scary as kobolds are, I'm going to have to agree with kime and go with Magical Birds

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  • ObiFettObiFett Use the Force As You WishRegistered User regular
    Militaristic Plants

    Because that sound hilarious and I like the idea of not having to worry about food and water.

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  • ObiFettObiFett Use the Force As You WishRegistered User regular
    oh, and for our starting loc: R/S

  • zekebeauzekebeau Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    Left, South. (@) Magical (3) Reptiles

    I just can not resist dinosaurs. Raptors in cloaks, hissing enchantments to bring fire and doom upon the non-scaly. They can even get breath weapons! Dragon/dinosaurs!

    Magic is cool as long as you aren't a bug or fish person. Remember, magic is so advanced science can't explain it. So it must logically be better.

    Where is the equator? So we know where really hot and really cold places are likely. We have 2 mover per turn. Do you mean 2 on land (like birds) or 2 anywhere (land or sea)?

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  • premiumpremium Registered User regular
    So I guess the science dinos need more arguments for them.

    Dr. Dinosaur

  • zekebeauzekebeau Registered User regular
    Even though nobody is voting fish yet, I'd like to know what is meant by "Anyone who is in the water for more than 2 turns dies." We will be controlling territory like Civ games, right? I thought the water movement was just to allow expanstion across water hazards, how can they be stuck in the water?

  • Erin The RedErin The Red The Name's Erin! Woman, Podcaster, Dungeon Master, IT nerd, Parent, Trans. AMA Baton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
    zekebeau wrote: »
    Even though nobody is voting fish yet, I'd like to know what is meant by "Anyone who is in the water for more than 2 turns dies." We will be controlling territory like Civ games, right? I thought the water movement was just to allow expanstion across water hazards, how can they be stuck in the water?

    If you are swimming to new lands, you can only do so within 4 spaces of your embarkation point without researching other methods of travel. If you scout out and establish things on the other shore, that'll be your new furthest point. But until you have a way to not have to tread water, you dont have control over it

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  • zekebeauzekebeau Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    premium wrote: »
    So I guess the science dinos need more arguments for them.

    Dr. Dinosaur

    Counterpoint:

    Dr. Dinosaur, Sorcerer Supreame!

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  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    Point for Birds?

    :whistle:Nothing can take us far enough emotion
    Far enough together
    As the light shines so bright
    Bright enough to let us in

    Nothing can bridge our souls devotion
    Fast enough together
    As the power proves you right
    Right enough to let you begin

    So many displaced among the future dreamers
    Realized their doubles
    Took a new step
    A question of origin

    Only in the recent past
    Seekers fought to realize
    Skyward shone like beacons
    A question of origin
    :whistle:

  • Erin The RedErin The Red The Name's Erin! Woman, Podcaster, Dungeon Master, IT nerd, Parent, Trans. AMA Baton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
    I'm really curious to see how this plays out

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  • Erin The RedErin The Red The Name's Erin! Woman, Podcaster, Dungeon Master, IT nerd, Parent, Trans. AMA Baton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
    Hmmm. Hmm hmm hmm. Should I end voting tonight before I go to bed and start the story, or should I extend it until tomorrow AM?

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  • premiumpremium Registered User regular
    drdinosketch.jpg

    You know you want it.
    Vote for Dr. Dinosaur!

  • premiumpremium Registered User regular
    You should stop the vote as soon as everyone agrees with me.

  • RingoRingo Stardust, Golden Caught in a Devil's BargainRegistered User regular
    Dinosaurs are birds now dude

    ceres wrote: »
    I'm just going to go ahead and lock this thread before I feel any worse about humanity.
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