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Disciples / Re: Disciples OOC
« on: October 20, 2018, 01:19:49 pm »
So, to answer the question more fully, Yes.

A portal opens with a reflection of itself in twilight. So while a ghost in twilight cannot use the portal to move from twilight to the physical realm, it can follow the disciples through to the twilight version of the new location on the other side of the portal.

If the disciples open a portal to the underground haven (lock it so the ghouls can't go through), Miguel can pass through and interact with Robor and the strange spirit approaching him.

Anyway, I guess we are waiting on Emend to respond to the situation, before I can update again.
 

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Disciples / Re: Disciples OOC
« on: October 16, 2018, 07:20:58 pm »
I’m pretty sure portals opened are opened in both the spirit world and the real world

Or at least, I assume that’s the case because otherwise Migel wouldn’t be able to follow us when we portal around everywhere

Sort of  ;D

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Disciples / Re: Witches & Demons & Flies - Oh My!
« on: October 16, 2018, 11:51:49 am »
As Emend scried into the vampire's Haven, he saw the bizzare creatures Beats was going in about.

Looking into twilight from there, he saw the gostly shape of Robor laid out on the ground, the sole of one shoe still on fire.

A large spirit, like an odd cross between a star-nosed mole and hippopotamus, sniffed around the area slowly approaching Robor's unconscious form...

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Disciples / Re: Disciples OOC
« on: October 14, 2018, 10:07:28 am »
This is really interesting because we actually have no way of saving robor outside of asking for help.

Unless Miguel is in the same part of the veil as Robor is we just literally can’t interact with him at all. Even if Miguel is in there I don’t know that that would actually accomplish anything. Maybe we can carry him back to the veil around the castle but that’s about it. We pretty much have to ask Morrowind for help if we don’t want to abandon Robor until he wakes up on his own (which I don’t think he should, recovery rules should mean he dies from his wounds).

It was bashing damage pushed over that KO'd Robor, so I think he should eventually be fine. Too bad he's up against plot hooks though haha!  ;D

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Disciples / Re: Disciples OOC
« on: October 14, 2018, 10:06:30 am »
There ya go - continue in the main thread.  :)

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Disciples / Re: Witches & Demons & Flies - Oh My!
« on: October 14, 2018, 09:59:10 am »
Continued from This Shouldn't Take Long

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A text abruptly arrived from Beats, saying something about Robor... in a fire... and maybe he was killed or...?!? Followed by another asking if they needed a portal.

As the disciples tried to make sense of the strange message, Beats suddenly stepped out of the shadows near their cars.

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Disciples / Re: Disciples OOC
« on: October 14, 2018, 09:50:53 am »
I'll tie Beats into the other thread here in a moment...

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Disciples / Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« on: October 14, 2018, 09:49:31 am »
Through the portal above, Beats could see the tzimisce szlachta follow him to the opening in the floor of the subway platform and attempt to drop in - though the portal lock kept them at bay. A moment later, the larger vozhd war-ghouls stepped up - sweeping their smaller counterpart away from the portal, to try slamming the hell out of it with their long scythe-like arms.

Unable to get through either, the two giant behemoths beat the ground around the portal to rubble - then roaring angrily, they smashed enough material out of the ceiling above to bring it down over the portal.

Now buried under tons of rubble, there was no point keeping the portal open, so Beats closed it.

Feeling the urgency of the situation, Beats decided against waiting on a reply from the others and scried out their location. He found that they were in a parking garage and seemed to be alone, so without another thought, he teleported to them – abruptly stepping out of the shadows near their cars.

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Continued in Witches & Demons & Flies - Oh My!

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Disciples / Re: Disciples OOC
« on: October 13, 2018, 04:11:15 pm »
Oh yeah, forgot about the text reply issue haha!

Yeah, that has to come after Beats (and possibly Robor) escapes.  :D

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Disciples / Re: Disciples OOC
« on: October 13, 2018, 02:28:01 pm »
Now that we finally got Usdi to reply, someone make a suggestion in character so I know how to update haha! ;D

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Disciples / Re: Disciples OOC
« on: October 13, 2018, 02:23:59 pm »
Robor is KO'd in Twilight.

Beats, You got dis!  ;D

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Disciples / Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« on: October 13, 2018, 02:23:23 pm »
Vesh had no idea that Robor would endanger himself, thinking that the disciple had fallen under sway of his hedonistic vampiric ways. It was a major shock to the creature then, when Robor abruptly pulled him across the gauntlet and into the raging inferno of the melting railcar.

That, coupled with the direct light pouring through Beats' sun-gate, was enough to incinerate the blood sucker almost immediately. Unfortunately for Robor, the conflagration was so intense that his own hair and skin also burst into flames - saying nothing of the radiation he was also absorbing by proximity to the glowing industrial sludge.

It was all Robor could do to step sideways again, back into twilight, before passing out from the extreme trauma.

From Beats' vantage point, he saw two figures appear in the midst of the superheated fires, before both took flame and appeared to be consumed. Trying to contact Robor mentally after that, brought only a dreadful silence - abruptly broken by thunderous roars of the approaching hoard now coming into sight.

Beats had seen some truly disturbing things in his short tenure as a disciple - but these revolting creatures sent chills up and down his spine. These abominations were not demons; and while monsterous, they had not been born so. These were human beings - mind and body twisted and deformed by some ungodly power.

There were twenty four of them initially, fat, naked, bloated things without necks - their faces jutting from round barrel-like chests below the shoulder-line with mentally diminished features and a horrifying snaggle of long flat teeth. Their limbs, in sharp contrast to the obesity of their bodies, were rail-thin and branched at the middle joint - creating a double set of forearms and legs beneath the knee.

They screeched and howled as they rushed forward, coming up short, as they approached the flaming subway car. For a moment, it looked as if the inferno would keep them warily at bay - until the two towering abominations of fused madness lumbered up behind the group and began punting their smaller kin into the area, literally sending them flying through the air like cow-sized footballs.

These massive things... they were like a dozens of their smaller brethren smooshed together into a grossly humanoid shape with the parts of larger animals thrown in for perverse pleasure. They were easily large enough to reach the tunnel's arched ceiling and actually had to crouch to keep under the collecting smoke that progressively filled more and more of the area.

They looked massive enough to lift a subway car in their own right and plodded on three elephantine stumps for legs with three long scythe-like appendages sprouting from their girth. They also had a profusion of dull eyes peering out from seemingly random locations all over its bulk and one tremendously large mouth, reminiscent of a giant ape's, that could easily bite off the front of a small car as if simply eating a sandwich.

The smaller monstrosities meanwhile, apparently more afraid of their giant overseers, swarmed forward and around the burning railcar. Clambering onto the subway platform itself, they turned this way and that - looking for something to rend limb from limb...

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Disciples / Re: Disciples OOC
« on: October 13, 2018, 01:02:34 pm »
OK, so I think Robor is jumping into the raging fire inferno, right?

Good enough for an update!

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Disciples / Re: Witches & Demons & Flies - Oh My!
« on: October 05, 2018, 06:04:34 pm »
"Ey? No," Miguel replied, "I did not notice anything unusual - other than the abrupt end to the meeting."

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Disciples / Re: Disciples OOC
« on: October 05, 2018, 06:02:22 pm »
Just himself and what he carries unfortunately, so technically, I suppose he can pull someone in if literally pulling that person in.

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Disciples / Re: Witches & Demons & Flies - Oh My!
« on: October 05, 2018, 04:45:37 pm »
Arriving at the cars, things seemed pretty normal.

"Why the sudden exit?" Miquel asked the Saint (Killer); "It must have been quite important to tear the girl away from her treats."

Emend meanwhile, continued to observer the fo college girls, who did indeed look like they were going to sit down to order something to eat. Two of them made like they were getting up to use the restroom, but were clearly searching the place - even going so far as to poke their heads into the kitchen.

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Disciples / Re: Disciples OOC
« on: October 05, 2018, 04:39:11 pm »
As far as Emend's text - Robor and Beats won't get it till they exit the underground station - as there is no cell signal down there, it having been shut down and sealed off well before the advent of wireless tech.

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Disciples / Re: Disciples OOC
« on: October 05, 2018, 04:36:43 pm »
"That's kinda gross, buddyo." Robor says.
"And I remember this creepy trick. I didn't like it the first time, don't like it now." He says, as he reaches down to force open a rift in the gauntlet

"This should bring the light in. " He mutters.

Great plan! Too bad Robor isn't skilled enough to pull it off as an instant action - not to mention light cannot actually pass into the the shadow.

So, I'll give you a chance to edit something else.  ;)

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Disciples / Re: Disciples OOC
« on: October 04, 2018, 06:20:12 am »
Looks like another week of slow updates.

Any clearity on what Emend, Killer and Usdi intend to do with the rest of the scene?

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Disciples / Re: Witches & Demons & Flies - Oh My!
« on: September 30, 2018, 10:15:48 am »
Scrying the area, Emend could see Mr. Swane pack up his things and wait for the bill. After momentarily staring at it in disbelief for a minute, he paid for it on a corporate card and got up to leave.

Outside, the limo with five occupants seemed to respond to Mr. Swane's departure - pulling away and driving off. The four people in the other two cars got out meanwhile, heading into the restaurant to wait for seats. They appeared to be nothing more than simple college girls, but Emends mage sight revealed their true form - demons in human guise.

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Disciples / Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« on: September 30, 2018, 10:03:50 am »
Imposing his will on the ground under the rail car, Beats telekinetically lifted up two cubic yards of dirt - complete with someone's legs sticking out.

The legs briefly began to smoke in the light of the sun-portal, but vanished away a moment later.

In twilight, Vesh, the vampire Priest of Belial's Brood appeared before Robor.

"You don't want to harm me twink;" he smiled condescendingly, "let's explore each other's pleasure first. Get to really know each other. Feel each other. Then, after that, we'll see..."

Robor could feel a primal energy welling up within him, and recognized it. This vile creature was trying to manipulate his base urges, like the first one of their kind had done when tempting him to rape his own student.

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Disciples / Re: Disciples OOC
« on: September 30, 2018, 09:37:54 am »
Is Robor affected? Because it doesn't seem to reach the spirit world
Robor is fine. He's not in radiation, not in any physical threat from in the physical world, and no spirits around so far...

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Disciples / Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« on: September 29, 2018, 05:51:40 pm »
'Come get me,' a reply came to Robor; 'before you run out of time hahaha!'

The fire meanwhile, heated to the point that windows burst out and metal siding on the rail-car was beginning to melt - the light of Beats' sun-portal beaming through the gaps.

Down the tunnel, the approaching mob of loud angry monsters lumbered closer, while smoke from the fire continued to fill the ceiling.

An itchy sensation on his hands, drew Beats' attention to a red splotchy rash beginning to form...

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Disciples / Re: Disciples OOC
« on: September 27, 2018, 05:57:42 pm »
Update coming this weekend.

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Disciples / Re: Disciples OOC
« on: September 25, 2018, 04:46:45 pm »
Well, not sleepers...  ;D

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Vampire The Masquerade / Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 2
« on: September 25, 2018, 04:45:44 pm »
Yep, some truly epic stuff!

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Disciples / Re: Witches & Demons & Flies - Oh My!
« on: September 24, 2018, 07:31:42 pm »
"Hey! You can't go through here!" someone yelled, as the disciples stormed through the kitchen to the back door that would open into the alley.

The man wasn't standing in the way or actually trying to stop anyone, so the team just kept on going - UsdiYona snagging a couple of deserts on the way.

"It's on Mr. Swane's tab!" she smiled.

Saint (Killer)'s spacial map showed a decent amount of pedestrians and traffic still on the street - though nothing stood out in any way, except perhaps for a limo and two cars in front of the restaurant. There were five occupants in the limo and two in each car, yet they were parked and just sat there, as if waiting for something.

Heading out the far side of the alley the disciples could see the parking garage, where they had left their own vehicles.

The way looked clear.


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Disciples / Re: Disciples OOC
« on: September 24, 2018, 06:41:06 pm »
That's a stretch...

But someone post IC which way the team heads and I'll update after that.

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Disciples / Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« on: September 24, 2018, 06:39:04 pm »
The rail-car took fire without issue - the magic imbued in the flame spreading it quickly. Smoke then begian to billow into the ceiling above, which for the time being, seemed voluminous enough to contain it.

Robor's spell meanwhile, couldn't make it across the gauntlet. He would have to be in the physical world to readily effect it.

A reverberating bellow then roared up the subway tunnel from the darkened recesses, beyond the magic ward that kept out the enemies of Belial's Brood. Only Beats could hear it of course - and feel the trembling ground, as if something large was now lumbering up the tracks towards his position.

Something about the situation was oddly familiar - For some reason both Beats and Robor felt like they had done this all before. The notion was so strong for  Beats in fact, that he could imagine the massive mountain of amalgamated flesh that was quickly approaching and the horde of lumpy fat creatures following behind...

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Disciples / Re: Disciples OOC
« on: September 22, 2018, 08:23:39 pm »
Killer, Emend, & Usdi - out the front door or something more drastic?

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Disciples / Re: Witches & Demons & Flies - Oh My!
« on: September 22, 2018, 08:23:00 pm »
"Oh," Mr. Swane remarked, tapping his phone as it suddenly went black - "Technology is great when it actually works. Oh well; I'll apprise the client of the situation as soon as I get back to the office."


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Vampire The Masquerade / Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 2
« on: September 22, 2018, 08:18:14 pm »
Yeah, I mean I feel like not many of us are around, but Anton is always fun to play

We are really only missing Sethaniel. Prince never really played to begin with and cdriver1 is in Steeple's belly haha!

Maybe Killa would join - or another from CYS if needed.

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Disciples / Re: Witches & Demons & Flies - Oh My!
« on: September 22, 2018, 12:16:56 pm »
"Of course," Mr. Swane replied, picking up his phone. "I'll convey that to the client right away and await word from you."

With that, Mr. Swane began composing a text once again...

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Vampire The Masquerade / Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 2
« on: September 22, 2018, 12:11:47 pm »
Not that I wouldn't GM again, just that I'd have run out of plot direction for Disciples at that point. I don't think I could ever not GM something as long as players are interested!  ;D

Though I do take a short break from it now and then.

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Vampire The Masquerade / Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 2
« on: September 22, 2018, 11:04:03 am »
That and Timeline-Wise for Disciples, I only got this and maybe one other adventure left in me for it (if I don't combine the two anyway) so...

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Vampire The Masquerade / Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 2
« on: September 22, 2018, 11:01:53 am »
I'll let the others speak for themselves, but HELL YES WE WANT TO CONTINUE!!!
(At your leisure of course)  8)

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Vampire The Masquerade / Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 2
« on: September 22, 2018, 10:47:42 am »
So what is the logical outcome of Kiril/Husayn prospering to the modern world? Can Kiril eventually become Husayn completely?

What does the demon in Barabus ultimately want? Would Kiril/Husayn eventually stop him if unchecked?

But yeah, the cast of participants in this was certainly on an epic scale.

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Vampire The Masquerade / Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 2
« on: September 22, 2018, 10:37:48 am »
Also, I blame you for the whole Vampony thing. We would not have been roped into it, if this Glorious Epic had still been going on at the time!  Our hunger was just too great. ;D

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Vampire The Masquerade / Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 2
« on: September 22, 2018, 10:34:34 am »
“This game will be going on hiatus for a few months”

*Three years later*

“Hey let’s start this back up”

I guess this is BZ’s way of subtly telling me it’s never too late to continue a game

Seriously though, I know that is a hundred times harder to start something back up compared to starting something new. It takes a huge effort just to try to go back through to see all the players and threads and can be too daunting. It took me a while to jump back into Disciples after that last break and I'm just now starting to feel like I know where I'm going with it again.

So, we super-love this setting of yours and especially our characters.

But maybe it's just too deep at this point to slog through the last bit of the current adventure.

That said, perhaps writing this one off and fast forwarding the game into the modern world might be an answer.

Kiril and Barabus could have escaped and we wonder where they are to this day. Both make excellent Antagonists, because everyone wants to kill them haha!

We caught the guy and proved our innocence and thus started the crusades and the formation of the Camarilla and Sabbat, etc.

We could have an XP party, build out our characters to god level aberrations, decide where they ended up - and retire them as Elders and Princes to play new Vamps - or keep up the super OP power-gaming in the new setting lol!

Anyway, whatever you do or don't do - this was the best fun I ever had playing Vampire the Masquerade by far!

 8)

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Disciples / Re: Disciples OOC
« on: September 22, 2018, 10:23:49 am »
Would you allow Emend to use his Switchbox spell to trigger his phone to make a dummy call right now?
Sure, basic forces stuff, no problem  :)

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Disciples / Re: Witches & Demons & Flies - Oh My!
« on: September 22, 2018, 10:07:20 am »
(Time Loop to Original Post Here)

So little? They must think we don't believe it's really what it is, if they're going to lowball us like that. Maybe they really don't realize we're disciples?

"Yes, I would rather y..." Killer trailed off mid sentence. He was going to insist on his stipulation to meet the client before proceeding further, but an overwhelming sense of dejavu and impending danger took the words right out of his mouth.

Emend too sensed that something was wrong, and felt he had already been through this before. Given the nature of the Heart of Flies, it had to mean something bad was going to occur that would get the artiface destroyed and stuck in another of those paradoxical time loops. No telling how long they'd actually been running though it. Hours? Days? Weeks? Years?

As this went on, UsdiYona frowned, just knowing that she wasn't going to get any desert after all...


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Disciples / Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« on: September 22, 2018, 09:56:58 am »
Robor's spell seemed to take hold of the vampire's mind doing some harm, but it did not move from its hiding place in the ground under the old subway car.

As this went on, Beats heard a sudden loud crack from within the car itself, and caught sight of the large statue of Baphomet though the window - as it broke into large chunks and crashed to the floor.

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Tales of the Dandy Desperado! / Re: BHB OOC V
« on: September 21, 2018, 04:48:04 pm »
I guess this is BZ’s way of subtly telling me it’s never too late to continue a game

 ;D

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Tales of the Dandy Desperado! / Re: BHB OOC V
« on: September 21, 2018, 04:46:40 pm »
I. Told you guys about my aeon-related nightmare, where I log on to see Aeon posting video of his murdered wife right

Erm... yeah, pretty creepy.

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Tales of the Dandy Desperado! / Re: BHB OOC V
« on: September 20, 2018, 07:33:35 pm »
We should totally take this up again after Disciples. I'll just have Aeon's character wander off to shoot at security drones, while everyone rushes inside the warehouse and finds the 'totally included in the original adventure conveniently placed escape route' LOL!  ;D

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Disciples / Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« on: September 17, 2018, 04:34:20 pm »
Pushing his spell across the gauntlet, Robor could sense the vampire's mind in the ground under the railcard itself.

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Disciples / Re: Disciples OOC
« on: September 17, 2018, 04:32:23 pm »
I was thinking as he pulls out the artifact to show it to him he'd get the sense of deja-vu, since he's actually touching the artifact. That depends on if her showing up is vital or not though.

Could be that too.

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Disciples / Re: Disciples OOC
« on: September 17, 2018, 04:32:01 pm »
If it's deja-vu it would have to be as soon as he insisted on asking for the owner to show up after asking for the price right? Then I guess like when Sarapheen tried to destroy it it would be something along the lines of "Wait, didn't I already do that? Then mom... oh shit get the Fark out"

Yeah, that could work. I'll put a post together tonight or tomorrow night.  :)

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Disciples / Re: Disciples OOC
« on: September 17, 2018, 04:27:39 pm »
Yom Kipper coming up, right Aman?

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Disciples / Re: Disciples OOC
« on: September 17, 2018, 04:25:46 pm »
Yeah, I'm actually liking all the possibilities this turn of events present. But Killer did get one thing wrong. Memories are not retained, just that an ever deepening sense of dejavu associated with the situation.

I figure Killer will press the issue long enough to get the artifact to go back far enough to create an alternate outcome, being that it won't actually allow a permanent time loop.

Just need to figure how far back to go to offer a realistic alternative. Maybe as Mr. Swane sends his last text? Killer could jump up from the table and dash through the kitchen out the back as his mother walked in...

Thoughts?

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