13 Apr 2017 4:52
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You were not tagged, so you did not have to post. No harm done.
14 Apr 2017 10:35
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You know, I can confess this now; When I was given the power to select one person to die, both myself and Fortune's first instinct was to offer up Donny as the sacrifice... but I decided against it because I didn't want to be a jerk and kill off another players' character.

In hindsight, Fortune was a good judge of character.
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15 Apr 2017 21:05
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@Doc Doctor, I'm confused, the sword was already going in your direction in Terminals post, why did you post the attack was interrupted instead of going with the direction the RP was already taking? Your character just killed someone, who could have posted she moved at the moment the shot was fired so the bullet hit the silver plate, but you won't let your character take a hit? Or follow the option Terminal added in the post and move out of the way to avoid being hit?
15 Apr 2017 21:37
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I'll gladly have Donny take hits, but I don't see how it makes sense for him to simply watch as Fortune winds up and chucks a sword, and it isn't a special circumstance neither. I could give you a genuine, legitimate list of posts in my history of playing as Donny where he simply shoots somebody if they give away their intent. I've had him shoot players mid sentence, shoot them the moment they present any kind of threat, shoot them just for being suspicious.

Sure Donny can get hurt, but I'd be breaking character if I started permitting him to make stupid mistakes.
15 Apr 2017 22:04 15 Apr 2017 22:05
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Here's that list I promised. The surprise interrupting revolver shot is by far his signature move, so it's no odd occasion that he used it against Ariett and Fortune. The bastard even shot me once, his own damn creator.



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15 Apr 2017 22:23
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For those concerned with the issue of how I described the blade's trajectory earlier:

Let it be. Wait for it.

In other news though: @Doc Doctor, you are allowed to post more than once between my own posts. You could have posted in regards to shooting at Fortune's arm prior to my own post.

In this case it's not a problem, since the contextual reality is flexible like that. Just something to bear in mind.
16 Apr 2017 1:59
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Ah, was used to the whole "wait X posts before replying" thing. Good to know.
16 Apr 2017 7:37
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I'll gladly have Donny take hits, but I don't see how it makes sense for him to simply watch as Fortune winds up and chucks a sword, and it isn't a special circumstance neither. I could give you a genuine, legitimate list of posts in my history of playing as Donny where he simply shoots somebody if they give away their intent. I've had him shoot players mid sentence, shoot them the moment they present any kind of threat, shoot them just for being suspicious.

Sure Donny can get hurt, but I'd be breaking character if I started permitting him to make stupid mistakes.


Okay, staying in character is absolutely a must, but if you know the blade is already on its way because it has been described in the RP you could have opted to go along with the course of the RP and think of a solution what wouldn't change what had happened and still be in character. Like make Donny look at someone else for just a second and then move out of the way or shoot Fortune the moment you noticed he threw the sword. There were other opponents Donny could have his attention focused on for just a moment, especially since Fortune wasn't close to Arriet at the time she was shot, when Leona first appeared she positioned herself between Fortune and the others. I mean, Donny is good, but he can't see everything at the same time, right? He's a excellent assassin and marksman, but with normal, human vision. He's not all-knowing or all-seeing and even the best can be surprised for the first time in their life when dealing with multiple opponents.

I think it would still be in character, after ending's Ariett's life you have to see if none of the others pose a direct threat before noticing a movement in the corner of your eye and quickly turn to see Fortune. That moment it takes to look at someone, notice a movement in your peripheral view (and hear the shouted prayer), turn to face Fortune and take aim could have been enough for the sword to be thrown. That would still allow Donny to shoot and even turn his body as the bullet left the barrel to avoid being impaled by the sword, because of his quick analytic abilities and good reflexes.

I know the reality of this RP is flexible and I understand the surprise interrupting revolver shot is his signature move. I just wanted to point out there was another way to deal with the situation without breaking character or changing the events. Or is what I described unrealistic for Donny?

For those concerned with the issue of how I described the blade's trajectory earlier:

Let it be. Wait for it.

In other news though: @Doc Doctor, you are allowed to post more than once between my own posts. You could have posted in regards to shooting at Fortune's arm prior to my own post.

In this case it's not a problem, since the contextual reality is flexible like that. Just something to bear in mind.


I will let it rest and wait and see what happens. I know that this RP is unlike others and that the RP can adjust to the event, but I needed to get this off my chest. I'm used to adjusting to the course of a RP and build on what people before me posted, I guess I like continuity and that I'm just not a fan of retconning. I hope you don't mind I spoke up about this.
16 Apr 2017 16:57
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I'm typically with you on that, Wisedragon. The sword's path was described by GM post, and as far as I've always been concerned, GM post is law.
16 Apr 2017 18:39 16 Apr 2017 18:53
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In Donny's profile it explicitly states he has an eidetic memory. He can't see everyone at once, but he can memorize their positions with nothing more than a glance and shoot the second target the moment he neutralizes the first. He wouldn't stare after somebody he'd just capped when there are other dangerous targets likely to try and avenge their own. He doesn't even need to see them to shoot them. Keep in mind how Fortune totally called his attack out. As demonstrated with Donny's shooting of Graffiti, he unhesitatingly shoots people who try to call their shots. I just thought that there was no need to make a point on that, given how much emphasis is placed on Donny's pragmatism.

Again, Fortune literally delivered an entire one-liner before throwing his sword.

I was already bending Donny's character quite a bit by not simply lagging behind everyone and then shooting them all in the back without pause, and by not shooting Fortune in the head instead of the arm. The way Donny's attacking now at least gives the others half a chance. If I bent him any more he'd snap in half.
17 Apr 2017 5:42
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Roster and lives have been updated.
17 Apr 2017 5:50 17 Apr 2017 5:52
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Damn, you beat me to the post by just a few minutes.

Edit: May I edit my post due to the fact that it was written before I had a chance to read the GM post that ninja'ed me?
17 Apr 2017 7:22
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Damn, you beat me to the post by just a few minutes.

Edit: May I edit my post due to the fact that it was written before I had a chance to read the GM post that ninja'ed me?


Permission granted.
17 Apr 2017 9:56
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Oh...
Oh Terminal, you glorious hellspawn.

I am onto you.
17 Apr 2017 9:58
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Oh...
Oh Terminal, you glorious hellspawn.

I am onto you.


About time. I've only been hinting at it for around nine pages now.
19 Apr 2017 16:12 19 Apr 2017 16:15
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Fortune De Vigny has given up his life in return for the divine power to smite the daemonic creature of the abyss in an attempt to save those few members of his party that remain.

He is dead.

EDIT: I am not asking that your horrific flesh monster dies from this... through it would be an awesome ending. But I would ask that it isn't going to be shrugging this attack off in a hurry.
20 Apr 2017 21:37
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I'm going to wait and see how you interpret the goings on before posting. Whatever you say happens, happens!
21 Apr 2017 5:39
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I'm going to wait and see how you interpret the goings on before posting. Whatever you say happens, happens!


The bolts were successfully moved, but it is not yet any of my business as to whether or not they make contact with Donny. That would seem to be an issue to be decided by you alone. Do let me know if any kind of contact with the business-ends of the bolts should occur though, and I will take it from there.

Roster updated.
21 Apr 2017 13:43
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@Bright_Ops@Terminal As I am popping in here now and then, and as (if my count is right and I get to give away a second life, as I had two, received one, and gave one away), I wish to give Bright my other spare life in commendation for his character's sacrifice. I haven't been paying precise attention, but given that I was gifting lives on whims anyhow, I really don't think people can complain.

This leaves me with just one life, and unable to give more away.

Interesting that you people are killing each other, though. What happened to working together to beat the DM? O.o Keep the goal in mind. Though I guess there might be a good reason I haven't read. *poofs again*
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You don't have to do that for me.
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