This is a Phalla. For information on Phalla in general, check the main thread
More information specific to this game will be available at the start of Day 1.
It's 11:56pm. 1994.
You sip from your coffee and start up Telix. The glow of the screen is reflected upon your face as you navigate the BBS listings, slamming the keys to dial up Critical Failures. It rings. Hell yeah, rarely any busy signals on this system since the Sysop made some upgrades. Too bad he's a major dick.
The squealing tones of the modems initiating the connection draw you into the zone
even further, and you set the mug down on the coffee-stained desk. Hundreds
of people, all connected in a virtual world, it's god damn amazing. And addictive.
Enter username (NEW to create an account):
...Welcome to Critical Failures BBS!
You have no new messages.
[color=royalblue]-[ [color=yellow]SYSTEM BULLETIN[/color] ]-[/color]
Greetings and Salutations,
As many of you are aware, we strive to have the best message boards, the best
files, the best doors, and the best users. Continually we are improving the
system, mostly thanks to my unrivaled coding skills! New lines are being added
regularly to increase capacity. Co-sysops scour repositories to bring together
the best download section available in the city. The hottest games are licensed
for your entertainment.
Speaking of games, the Phalla of the Red Dragon door has been available for a
month now. Despite it being one of the most popular doors across most BBSes, I
feel it an inferior and sloppily designed game. I intended to remove it
outright from the door list but the community would not have it, so I propose
the following to the users:
I have tweaked PoRD and reset the game. Everyone will have to create new
players. It is in what I guess I should call 'hardcore' mode. The Dragon must
be faced every day and you must progress quickly. There is a time limit to
defeat the Dragon by. If the game is not won by the end of the 10th day, I will
be removing PoRD from the system. So, if the users wish to save their stupid
little game, they will need to show it by winning.
So dance, my minions! I'd rather see that game gone from the menus, I feel this
BBS will have more integrity and strength without a shoddily-written crutch.
Also, I need to make room for a new door, Critical Adventures, developed by
yours truly! It is a fantastic game with riveting narration and bombastic
action! Details on it will be coming in a future bulletin.
[color=royalblue]- Banatos (Sysop)[/color]
Interesting. PoRD is an awesome and popular game, and you're pretty sure anything written by the Sysop would be equal parts epic fail and drudgery.
Probably should log back into the game and start up a new character... if the BBS drops PoRD there's no telling what will happen to this community, and you like it just how it is damn it.
[color=white]Joining The Game[/color]
You have never visted the realm before. Do you want to join this place
of Dragons, Knights, Magic, Friends & Foes and Good & Evil?
Your choice? [[color=lime]Y[/color]] : Y
[color=white]** Welcome to the realm new warrior! **[/color]
[color=lime]What would you like as an alias?[/color]
And your gender? ([color=lime]M[/color]/[color=lime]F[/color]) [[color=lime]M[/color]]:
[color=white]As you remember your childhood, you remember...[/color]
[color=lime]([color=purple]K[/color])illing A Lot Of Woodland Creatures
([color=purple]D[/color])abbling In The Mystical Forces
([color=purple]L[/color])ying, Cheating, And Stealing From The Blind[/color]
Pick one. ([color=lime]K[/color],[color=lime]D[/color],[color=lime]L[/color]) :
To signup, post with !NEW
in bold lime.
Also please specify your gender and class with the appropriate letters.
Try not to gender-bend too much.
For those not familiar with the classes:
K = Death Knight
D = Mystic
L = Thief
The class you choose will determine certain abilities. How those will come into play, you do not know yet.
Something like !NEW M K
Gender has no mechanical effects. It will have narrative effect however.
Your alias will be your PA one, so no need to specify one.
You can change your mind about your class by just specifying !NEW again up until Day 1 starts.
Day 1 will start sometime Sunday after I close signups and will end Monday at 10pm CST.