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Thread: HC’S ROLE PLAYING STORY | Mansion of Mysteries Support Thread
PandaTar
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posted May 19, 2017 10:57 PM
Edited by PandaTar at 00:07, 23 May 2017.

HC’S ROLE PLAYING STORY | Mansion of Mysteries Support Thread

Good evening.

This is a story where you’ll create a character to play a role in this collective story. Aside similarities with RPGs, in this setting we’ll not have an actual game, but we’ll all try to tell a story, so we need to be convincing. Avoid trolling and messing around randomly; cooperation and understanding is appreciated.

SOME ADDITIONAL INFO
    1. Those involved are all humans … primarily.
    2. Create your character, give life to him/her, try to be convincing and consistent.
    3. You can create someone that’s obnoxious. Just keep in mind that your fate may depend on those characters you are interacting with.
    4. This is a potential Game of Thrones history, which means that you character can die, if you are not careful. Keep in mind that, at some point, dying is not the end either. Still, avoid testing things that would obviously kill a regular human, and also, if you are not happy with your character, avoid making light work of the next one, discarding them too often, because it disturbs immersion.
    5. The timeline of the story will be our own (2000s or so), although it doesn’t make much difference much further into the story. However, the main location, the Mansion, is mildly similar to a XVIII – XIX century one when it comes to architecture and features in it, as well as its neighboring fields and lands.
    6. The whole story is an experiment, a new experience, and we will all learn from it somehow. My intention is breaking the story in chapters, depending on the part of the plot we’ll find ourselves into, when there’s a very prominent threshold so we can take a break and comment on our steps. There’s not yet a determined number of chapters.
    7. This story is intended to have an ending, so let’s try to make things flow as best as we can. Overstretching things can make them boring, so let’s start simpler and terse at first.
    8. Outside the mansion, there’s not a mandatory concern with time itself. But once in the mansion, every week (which means every time I round up the interactions and role play the continuation) will mean 1 hour. And we’ll have to keep track of that, because it’s of utmost important to the story line.
    9. When a new location is revealed, I’ll try providing the best description upon it after story telling, to provide enough information for your interaction. An example: characters enter a room. I’ll describe the room like this and that. Then I’ll add information: there’s an overturned chair. There are wine there. One of which will make your character get upset stomach etc. If you have questions regarding some aspect of the room you want to know for then writing your interaction, just ask.
    10. There will be maps of the locations … if you come across them.
    11. Exert your creativity.
    12. Try as I might, I can oversight plot holes. If you suspect something is being forgotten, PM me, because sometimes it could be deliberated. Suggestions on the way things are being done are also welcome.




SOME ‘RULES’ TO KEEP THINGS STEADY
    1. Whenever you have questions or commentaries regarding the story, point out something you find strange, interact outside our story, or in case you want to make any off-topic remark, or anything that’s not directly tied nor going to be used in the story, write in RED and BOLD.
    2. You can enter and leave the story whenever you wish to. If you happen either to enter or leave, please, let me know, especially if you have to be away for a while, but wish your character to remain in the story, so you can resume your role playing later.
    3. Your characters may interact with each other. Just keep in mind being consistent with them and with the context given. I know most will end up urging to behave like we do amongst ourselves in these boards, sometimes playing the ‘characters’ we are around here, but I ask you to pay attention on that and avoid it. Read the character of your fellow member and try to consider the one being described and not the one writing it.
    4. Interaction between your characters: try to resume them between 2-4 different posts, as not to get too overlong of monologues, because some people are more akin to write than others, and some are also more akin to read than others. So, let’s try balancing it.
    5. When your character is acting, write actions in ITALIC and when speaking, use bold “”. E.g.: Maria was feeling nauseous and puked, but not before saying, “Blah!” With the red-bold writing described above and this one, let’s try to use these formatting to make it easier to follow.
    6. After each time I’ll round up and role play the story forward, I’ll give you all one (1) week to report and interact. If everyone happens to interact before that time expires and IF I have means to, I may anticipate the role playing, but let’s assume we always have one week to go on about our business without haste.
    7. Some of you can come across items and key-items to carry around. Just remember you are humans and some items may not be easy to carry around or having one person carrying a lot of stuff.
    8. Read the Prologue on the other thread carefully to check what you want to carry with you at the starting of the story. And remember, consistency between your choices and your character whenever possible.
    9. This thread will be used to serve as an assignment point (people reporting they wish to join in or leave), to have a list of those who are in the story, their current status, what they are carrying, if anything important, their location and the maps.
    10. This thread is still bound by CoC, of course.



QUICK FORMAT GUIDE
No story telling text.
Scene description and character action story telling text.
“Character dialogue story telling text.”


STATE YOUR NAME
Now, if you wish to enter the story, post your character name, an overall appearance (you can add a photo of some sort as reference too, which could be easier) and job/skills (not powers …). Prologue is there, so you can see which things/items you may want your character to bring with. Then you update your character with them. And keep in mind: once you choose, for example, that you character is a medic, try story-telling a medic.

SIDE NOTES
1. People will arrive on a location a bit far from the mansion.
2. Your character can bring in objects tied to your work, but mind you avoid bringing too many things that will hinder their mobility.


THE MISSION
There was an anonymous recruitment message directed to your character to help with a very specific issue. It was promised a very good reward in exchange of given help. However, not much was described in the message, except that the opportunity was life changing, but it was up to each of the chosen ones to make that change for the better or for the worst. A rendezvous point was provided on a far country-side state, apparently God-forgotten place.






CHARACTER STATUS
    It'll be updated regularly after the story begins.





MAP OF THE MANSION STATE GROUNDS
    It'll be updated regularly after the story begins and|or if characters find it (a map) or explore the immediate region until reaching the Mansion.





MAPS OF THE MANSION
    It'll be updated regularly after characters enter the Mansion and start exploring it.
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The_Polyglot
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posted May 19, 2017 11:53 PM
Edited by The_Polyglot at 10:04, 20 May 2017.

Name: Bob

Appearance: Average 20-something, brown hair/eyes, unibrow(brown), black goatee. Short, about 160 cm tall. Sports a grey hoodie, brown tracksuit, with white chucks

Background: Background vocalist (countertenor) and mascot for the Wally and the Walrus one-hit-wonder boy band. Arrives at the EDIT: starting point, presumably near the mansion  expecting to find a dry cleaners; his full-body walrus costume, which he has with him, is in dire need of immediate cleaning. Getting it throughly cleaned for once would be life-changing indeed.
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Elvin
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Tastes like chicken
posted May 21, 2017 10:09 AM
Edited by Elvin at 10:31, 21 May 2017.

Name: Zach

Appearance: Young man in his mid-twenties, short dark hair, brown eyes, slightly unshaven. Height around 180cm tall, normal build, unassuming presence, casual clothing.


Background: Zach has been mostly moving around, doing odd jobs without specializing in something particular. Between long shifts or during free time he likes reading, meeting new people, meditating or practicing martial arts, mostly of the locking and throwing variety. He's not particularly skilled but can more or less handle himself. He normally minds his own business and avoids confrontation unless he feels something is worth fighting over.
For him, this invitation is an opportunity to learn new things and hopefully make some money which is in short supply lately.

Items: Just a briefcase and a waist pack with ordinary items. Two changes of clothes, a lighter, a cellphone, a pen, a comb, a nail clipper, a spray deodorant and a knife.
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Neraus
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posted May 22, 2017 06:42 PM
Edited by Neraus at 21:09, 23 May 2017.

Name: Manfred Tarnow

Appearance: An old man in his 60s, his hair has almost finished getting white, although some spots remain grizzled and sports a grizzled pointed goatee. His eyes are green, although streaks of yellow have appeared due to his smoking habits. He usually wears a long brown coat over a beige buttoned up shirt and brown velvet pants.

Background: Born in a small Austrian village, Manfred was the firstborn of a jeweller, at a young age he demonstrated a particular interest in history, which led to him enrolling at Wien's University to get a degree in medieval history. He maintains himself by writing historical novels, but lately his profits are diminishing, as such he needs to find inspiration for what he hopes could become a best-seller. On the side he works as an antiquarian and offers his services to wealthy families in need of appraising their old stuff.

While the invitation wasn't clear enough on the job he was offered, Manfred thought there could have been real treasures waiting for his examination. Who knows, he may even find the inspiration he needs.

Items: A pair of reading glasses, a pocket microscope, a pack of cigarettes, (MINOR EDIT before I start) a cellphone, a lighter and a lucky coin.

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PandaTar
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posted May 22, 2017 08:47 PM

I'll give some days until the weekend to see if there's anyone else willingly to join in, and when I get the time to set things in motion as well.
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Elvin
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Tastes like chicken
posted May 22, 2017 09:28 PM

Make it till Wednesday and late joiners get shot by the butler
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posted May 22, 2017 10:16 PM

The butler is the least of your worries.

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PUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHOHOHOHOHOHOHO!
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Galaad
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posted May 22, 2017 10:38 PM

Here goes nothing.

Name: Benedict

Appearance: Surprisingly in good shape for his advanced age, Benedict has long grey hair and is perfectly shaved. 1m90 tall and rather thin, his piercing blue eyes contributes to his natural charisma.

Background: Not much is known from Benedict's background, only that he comes from a noble family and spent most of his life mastering the sword.

Items: His sword, a deck of cards, a pack of tobacco, some hard liquor, and a short pistol.
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Gryphs
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The Clever Title
posted May 22, 2017 11:30 PM

So have we established which time period this takes place in?
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PandaTar
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posted May 22, 2017 11:37 PM

It's the same as stated before.

PandaTar said:

    5. The timeline of the story can be our own (2000s or so), although it doesn’t make much difference much further into the story. However, the main location, the Mansion, is mildly similar to a XVIII – XIX century one when it comes to architecture and features in it, as well as its neighboring fields and lands.


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Gryphs
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The Clever Title
posted May 22, 2017 11:42 PM

You only stated that it could be in the modern era not that it would. I will assume it is though.
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OhforfSake
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posted May 22, 2017 11:45 PM

Galaad said:
spent most of his life mastering his sword.



Omg.!

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PandaTar
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posted May 22, 2017 11:49 PM

Yup, my bad then, for not clarifying.
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Galaad
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Li mort as morz, li vif as vis
posted May 22, 2017 11:56 PM

OhforfSake said:
Galaad said:
spent most of his life mastering his sword.



Omg.!


Rofl this is not what I meant! I'm innocent!
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OmegaDestroyer
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Fox or Chicken?
posted May 23, 2017 02:41 PM

Thread moved.
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Galaad
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posted May 23, 2017 03:56 PM

I'm scared now.
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Elvin
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Tastes like chicken
posted May 23, 2017 08:25 PM

Start posting people! The butler's got a shotgun and he's getting all fidgety!
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Celfious
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posted May 23, 2017 11:28 PM

I would love to but i can't commit to this as a serious character able to keep up with the rest of members.
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posted May 25, 2017 01:02 AM

Friday or Saturday, I'll start the story with those characters listed above so far. I'll install H4 to make the outdoor map and need finding a map generator for an indoor map. It can look similar to the maps we have for remastered Resident Evil, or I'll sketch something simpler at first for the sake of navigation.



Are you guys ok with this proposition? H4 map for outdoor grounds and something like RE map for mansion layout? As we explore and tell the story, I can add notes and points of interest on the map as well.
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Elvin
Elvin


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Tastes like chicken
posted May 30, 2017 08:12 AM
Edited by Elvin at 08:50, 31 May 2017.

Turns out there won't be an update for this week with panda's busy schedule.

But what's YOUR excuse for not posting?
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