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@TheWendil So, should I make a sheet and send it over in PMs or here? I'll go ahead and get to work on it. I intend to use "Le Morte d'Arthur" as the Grimoire, which I think qualifies as a Legend type.
I've already got most of the concept in mind, so I should be able to hammer out something worth submitting in a few hours.
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You can send it over to PMs.
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I shall do so.
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WOOT! CS accepted and added!
Now to properly finish catching myself up on the IC. XD
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So, finally finished reading the IC, and I'm pretty certain that I could not have asked for a better opening for a character introduction. I literally built my character to be the "tank" of the team, whose whole thing is being able to take the hits others can't.

So, fresh magical girl (with an admirable amount of confidence), enemy right on top of her that no-one else seems to be able to stop...

Couldn't have possibly asked for a better prompt.

So, Pros:
Character intros are mostly handled.
Power of friendship intensifies.
Nessie gets room to breathe and figure out what she can actually do (beyond having more confidence than God himself XD), along with an opening to potentially do something to this thing (considering it's been slapping around veteran magical girls).

Cons:
It's getting a bit crowded in this particular battlefield to be honest (but, to be fair, half the fun of this scene IS the hilarious amounts of overkill(?) getting thrown at the problem XD).
No potentially more personalized introduction for my character later, but that's not really an issue, when the whole point of this scene seems to be to establish the team. She doesn't need to stand out any more than she already will by just being herself.
Power of friendship not as good? (if Nessie potentially defeats it without any real aid or someone else snags her thematic new girl killing blow)

I definitely am leaning towards taking the opportunity for character intro, but I can wait for a later time if needed.
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I think it's best to Power of Friendship this one out, but Nessie can have her chance to shine by showcasing her newfound abilities and dealing the finishing blow. But I would say it's definitely necessary for the other girls to rally and help her out, if only to just give her time and an opening to deal the critical hit.
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We've decided Camelot can help the group from afar since the current scene is a bit too crowded for just one enemy.
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It'll be a bit one and done, but contribution will happen. And it should nicely set things up for the rest of the girls to do their thing!
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Just a heads up, I'm currently waiting for a post from Captain Goodhope before I post again for Olivia.

@Villamvihar She's waiting for her promised cheekrubs...
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Just a heads up, I'm currently waiting for a post from Captain Goodhope before I post again for Olivia.


Oh no... it begins...

The DeathloopTM!!
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I’ll post Monday at the latest
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Alright, ladies and gents, first post up, and it's a monster one!

I apologize for the word count in advance. XD

The blow is struck, and the foe is rattled!

What shall ye' do, allies of justice!
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This is the first time I feel we need to impose a post size maximum limit.
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Lmao, sorry. Had a lot to go through, and I'm a wordy writer. Everything after this shouldn't be near as long, but I'm the sort to actually accidentally write a ton. I can guarantee that when it comes to smooth combat posts, there should be no issues with ridiculous length going forward. It's just that this one unfortunately happened to be the character intro post simultaneously.

As an aside, if you want to skip the character intro and just need what may effect your own post, the only bits that are technically relevant to the immediate combat events are everything following the massive f-off huge words near the end (and maybe a tiny bit of the section before that). The vast majority of the post is character intro/establishment/the IC explanation for why she didn't arrive with the rest of the group.
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Hey, different strokes for different folks, I will tell you that I love reading and writing long posts, including multi-chapter novel posts like this. I read everything from feast to beam blast, this shit is my jam.

That was an epic post, Lew, nice work.
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I use to write posts that size on the regular, but I don't anymore because I participate in too many different RPs. So long as it's not two sentences of action padded out with four paragraphs of inner monolog that just reiterates what's already been established, I'll read without complaints.

But yea, not a bad thing to spend a lunch break reading. I liked Thomas's reaction to Cammelot's warning and her summery of Stripes's powers.
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So long as it's not two sentences of action padded out with four paragraphs of inner monolog that just reiterates what's already been established, I'll read without complaints.


Ah yes, literally my first IC post in Symphony of Espers. :)

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Just a heads up, I'm currently waiting for a post from Captain Goodhope before I post again for Olivia.

@Villamvihar She's waiting for her promised cheekrubs...


I will reply by Sunday at the latest! Pinky promise~
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Hey, different strokes for different folks, I will tell you that I love reading and writing long posts, including multi-chapter novel posts like this. I read everything from feast to beam blast, this shit is my jam.

That was an epic post, Lew, nice work.


Why thank you!
Though, it was less a beam blast and more her just chucking her sword at the thing. XD
But yeah, I definitely don't want to break up the flow of the narrative whenever possible. While it's pretty much a given that my posts will be longer on average than the others (since I tend to be very detail-oriented), there shouldn't be any more absolute behemoths anywhere comparable to this until Camelot is both not in combat and/or currently not occupying the same scene as many -or any- of the other characters, which should hopefully be a rare-ish occurrence.

I use to write posts that size on the regular, but I don't anymore because I participate in too many different RPs. So long as it's not two sentences of action padded out with four paragraphs of inner monolog that just reiterates what's already been established, I'll read without complaints.

But yea, not a bad thing to spend a lunch break reading. I liked Thomas's reaction to Cammelot's warning and her summery of Stripes's powers.


I do try to do my best not to repeat information needlessly. I also try to avoid timey-whimey shenanigans when able and actually progress the narrative, but sometimes, you just kind of need the character's personal perspective. Helps contextualize their future decisions and such, at least for me.

But yeah, LMAO. Two sentences of action vs 4 paragraphs of monologue? Now that's a cursed ratio if I've ever seen one. That much text with so little payoff? Yeah, the inner monologue can work, but it's got to actually be relevant and mostly lead into payoff for the situation at hand to not feel like a slog.

And thank you! Personally, I think Camelot and Stripes might actually get along more easily than some of the others. Just a feeling, but I think Camelot's general awareness of -and willingness to work around- Stripes's rather unfortunate limitations will engender some level of comradery (or at least tolerance, lol). I think it helps that the two of them's skill sets are very complimentary, allowing Camelot to take the heat and attention and Stripes to spam [Magic Missiles] and such, especially if Stripes's power spread is based less on how many people she's working with and more on how physically close they are to her. If it's more conceptual in nature (like it seems to be), then that's unfortunate but fair... considering the whole "Unlimited Skill Works" thing looming in her future.

And depending on how her skill creation works, she might be able to learn more permanently full-power ones by training/sparring with Camelot (or any of the other girls for that matter). Even if it's only limited to one skill per target, she could probably learn something related to martial arts from her (or something more exotic, considering other magical girl powers are apparently valid targets).
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@Izurich That was okay. It was less forgivable during the collab though.

@Lewascan2 It's a weird deal. I mean yea, you want to let your fellow players know that you acknowledge their existence, but if someone does something less fantastical, I don't always feel the need to include it in my post. especially if there's already other people reacting to it. Though it also depends on who's writing and why. As for timing, I have some pretty funny stories about that, but I think everyone perceives it differently.

We'll see about their relationship. Stripes has plenty of reasons to hate and like her.

I'm not exactly sure how her skill spread will look going forward. I do think it's possible her core "anti-friendship" power might become more nuanced, but she's probably always going to be better off in smaller teams over "magical girl napoleonic warfare." The thing about the skills she learns is that while she'll have the most diverse abilities over time, she won't really be able to use some of these abilities like the original people can. As an example, if a pageless or magical girl can manipulate fire, stripes might learn how to cast a fire ball or some single spell from them. But that's really more at the GM's discretion.
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