Shattered Rift

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  1. What are you playing?

    Are you using a Nintendo-brand Wiimote, Motion Plus attachment, or off-brand? I was using what I'm pretty sure was an off-brand Motion Plus and stopped playing on the second dungeon or so because of how painful the process was. Always meant to pick up a Wiimote with built-in Motion Plus but never got around to it (and never really wanted to spend the money just to play Skyward Sword). I'd like to comment on A Link Between Worlds, but I only played it once on release and don't recall enough details to be entirely sure what you're referencing with various things. I found the dungeons a bit too easy/boring due to each one only being able to rely on a single item being in the player's possession, although they were otherwise well designed. It's also the only mobile Zelda title I've enjoyed, which is something. (Not that I've played many, but I disliked Link's Awakening and was never able to get into whichever Oracle game I briefly borrowed from a friend.)
  2. Obscure Werewolf Roles

    Could anyone remind me of as many weird/obscure roles as possible? I'm talking especially about the kinds of things we don't normally include like Millers. I'll likely pour over my unused SparkWiki notes at some point, but there was a lot of stuff I specifically excluded from those notes since they weren't interesting there. Edit: Or like The Fool, where when it dies it wins the game. I hate that role. But it's totally viable for the project I'm working on. Edit 2: And by Fool I mean Jester. I've now gone through my notes.
  3. Obscure Werewolf Roles

    Thanks for the link. Going through it while multitasking today... Why have we never included a Nurse-type role? Simultaneously protects and disables the target. Is that stronger than I'm giving it credit for due to its versatility? Edit: This came to my attention a while back, but I didn't go very far down this rabbit hole at the time, but what about a mass conversion game with one or more players that protect from conversion? Or that reverse conversion (possibly in a Cult that doesn't reveal the original Cultist). Edit 2: Monkey is one of the most fantastic roles I've ever seen. Edit 3: Excellent. This was exactly the kind of thing I was looking for. Still interested in hearing more, and it's going to take a long time to sort through this in a way that will fit what I'm working to create, but it definitely suggests that my idea is very feasible. Assuming my core idea is good. I'll be having Rex look over it once he finishes checking SparkRPG.

    False Swipe Gaming on YouTube has been putting out some videos about individual Pokemon and how they've fared in the metagame throughout the generations. I don't care much for competitive Pokemon, but I've found them fairly enjoyable to watch.
  5. What are you playing?

    I recently replayed KotOR (and got partway into KotOR II before getting distracted). It's still good overarching writing, but it really doesn't hold up well. On mobile, I've been playing Transformers: Earth Wars and Digimon Links. TF:EW is a really slow-moving grind, but it's actually a really solid idea. I'd love a more fleshed out version as a full game. Digimon Links seems to be following the engines from the recent PS4 installments, and it's paced grindfest.
  6. 13 Year Anniversary

    Happy Birthday Sparkbomb! We've hit thirteen years and still counting!
  7. 13 Year Anniversary

    Just give me another couple of weeks to launch SparkRPG's trial run.
  8. Who's still checking in from time to time?

    1. Red


      I've been trying not to. But I needed to read some PM

    2. InuyashaOhki


      I'm not. I never check in here.

  9. What are your hobbies?

    As months and years continue to pass, I'm curious what hobbies everyone is currently engaged in. I think that by now everyone knows that dance is both my hobby and career. I've veered away from video games and role playing. (I haven't done a text-based role play in years, and I barely do any tabletop/pen and paper role playing.) I also spend quite a bit of my spare time reading business literature, and I've become a bit of a fashionista as a way to distinguish myself in my career. Almost everything's tied up with work for me. Even my traveling is being done for dance events rather than for adventure/exploration. What about you? What do you like to do in your spare time?
  10. What are your hobbies?

    I appreciate that! It'll probably be a few months before the next time I'm headed up that way. What part of Seattle are you living in right now? They did x-rays for me at the same time I went into physical therapy when I started on at a studio a couple years back. The right approach definitely seems to be working out/strength training for a lot of stuff, especially for those of us coming from a sedentary lifestyle. And it definitely takes several weeks/a few months to notice a difference. Have you tried chiropractic at all? What do you mean by subtle comedy? Like jokes that can go over someone's head, or something else? Those pictures are beautiful. It's really neat that you've been able to carry on a hobby your father had. That's an impressive number of people regardless. I'd been curious to hear what's been going on with Pokemon GO. It seems like most of my friends still playing it locally are doing it individually. What kinds of things have you made? I'm impressed that you were able to keep it up for a full (leap) year. We used to have a small artist community here back in... 2010 or so? Sadly, there hasn't been a SparkArt thread since the 2014 revival.
  11. What are your hobbies?

    No kidding. I ended up on a completely different trajectory from the one I was on back then. The Utah thing fell apart. Short version is that I went down there for two weeks in April, had work and housing lined up, but there were issues with work and so I ended up rejecting the job offer. With no Plan B in place, that left me here in Portland. I've since gotten a job with one of the studios here and expect to be here for the foreseeable future. I was up in Seattle a week and a half ago for a Zouk Congress. (That's the fancy name for a type of dance weekend.) Do you have back pain regularly? I think that's neat, especially for that last reason you mentioned about minor routine and progress. Gardening/plant keeping is pretty far from my interests, but I have a lot of love for any routine interest that gets to see results over time. Have you been doing much of this? I remember seeing you post quite a few random pictures on Facebook from hikes(?) or the like. What kind of films do you want to make?
  12. What are you playing?

    How is the remaster? A friend and I fired up Sonic 3 with Knuckles recently. Mostly just to kill time for a couple of afternoons. Got through Sonic 3 just fine with all of the Chaos Emeralds, but we botched the Super Emerald stages and then just couldn't handle that underground volcano/crystal zone.
  13. What are you playing?

    Yeah, it's a shame the 3DS version is missing one of the essential ingredients that makes the game worthwhile. Auhin's Thwomp level was pretty fun. Anyway, snagged world record for several of his levels and starred most of them. I probably upped the death count a fair amount since I was making a lot of risky jumps when I'm not especially good, but I also found the jumps the most interesting part of gameplay. That was one of the early (and beautiful) insights into programming, knowing that the entire underworld was on one screen (so to speak) similar to the overworld. I owned the DX(?) GBC version, so I only got to use the glitch once or twice on a friend's cart.
  14. What are you playing?

    Have you played Link's Awakening before? I don't think I've played it since fifth grade. I didn't realize there was a Mario Maker resource. It'll be good to have a reason to fire up the game. Also recently finished my playthrough of Ocarina of Time 3DS.
  15. Not sure how I feel about this new layout, but parts of it seem decently sexy.

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    2. Shattered Rift

      Shattered Rift

      I hadn't noticed those before. Hum.

    3. InuyashaOhki


      So now instead of "Shattered Rift had the most liked comment on August 2", we'll see "Shattered Rift had the most confused comment on August 12"?

    4. Shattered Rift

      Shattered Rift

      Or both. Who knows?

  16. On that note, would the game have ended had all of the baddies been defeated? Or would the tournament format have caused it to continue?
  17. Werewolf Hosting and MCing

    So you want to host a Werewolf game? There are a few requirements to be able to host a game on Sparkbomb. You must have at least 30 posts.You must have played at least one Werewolf game.You must have a game prepared to host.Both the post and playing requirements may be exempted at the discretion of the Staff member running this thread. (Shattered Rift is currently the Staff member running this thread.) For example, anyone who was active and hosted a game here on Sparkbomb before the forum software update will probably be considered eligible to host and allowed an exemption from these requirements. If you have met these requirements and would like to host, please make a post in this thread saying as much. Once you have been added to the Hosting Calendar (found at the bottom of this post), hosts will generally be contacted in the order they applied. Please note: After you have hosted, you will be removed from the Hosting Calendar. If you would like to host another game, you will need to sign up again. If this is your first time hosting, the Staff member running this thread will help you by going over your game design with you. (Shattered Rift is currently the Staff member running this thread.) It is highly recommended that you stick with a basic game design for your first go at MCing (including one baddie team, plain innocents, and a minimum number of roles). MCing can be very demanding, and having a strong grasp of game mechanics is essential. Some newbie MCs have become overwhelmed by trying to run a game of intermediate complexity without realizing how essential it was to understand power priority (the order things happen in and how that affects submitted lists). Some newbie MCs have also become overwhelmed by the number of game-related PMs they have had to respond to. You're going to do fine hosting your first game, but we want to make sure that you haven't overlooked anything. MCs responsibilities and privileges include the following: Werewolf games must follow the Community Rules. Staff members may intervene in a Werewolf game if one of these rules is broken. Their intervention should only be to enforce the rules.Werewolf games must follow the rules outlined in the Werewolf Introduction and Gameplay. The guidelines listed in that thread will also be followed unless the MC states otherwise in the game thread.In addition to these, an MC may establish additional rules of his/her choosing. These rules will also be enforced.Werewolf MCs may disallow specific members from participating in their games.Werewolf MCs may modkill a player who is misbehaving in the game. (Modkilling is where the MC kills a player independently of game mechanics, usually replacing them with a backup player.)MCs are expected to use these privileges prudently. Cases of abuse or perceived abuse should be brought to the attention of the Staff member running this thread (and may additionally be brought to the administration). --- Hosting Calendar (edited by NPM on 1/28) Neopetsmom (Recurring) Blacjak Clucky Sinical Cel (deferred until probably mid-April) InuyashaOhki (recurring)(no set time set)
  18. Werewolf Hosting and MCing

    If you're willing to do so, go ahead.
  19. There are a lot of things about the format that I enjoyed conceptually, and I'd be curious to see an HP mechanic or the like included. It took a while to wrap my head around timings and such, and I assume the same was true for others. There was also the question of when to use my Kill and whether to use it sooner or save it for the end as I ended up doing. Cel had wanted me to use it on Franc, but I missed the timing to do so, and that ended up working out to our benefit anyway. I had forgotten how difficult Werewolf can be when the dead retain their voices, and I kept worrying about the support powers of the dead. And I was expecting the rez that never came, given both my Kill power and Cel's convert (not to mention Cel's other Kill that somehow still played out). I'd be curious to see other variants on the double execution mechanic in the future. Juggling that was certainly an interesting thing here (especially with my disconnect from almost everything else in the game early on). @Sinical, I'm sorry for your loss. It sucks having real life stuff come up during Werewolf. And I assume your being in Japan made it all the more stressful.
  20. Until we get an explanation of the extension and a rules change for the semi-finals (we shouldn't be on quarter-finals), it should be Rox vs Cel next and then winner faces whoever wins between me and Sinical.
  21. Vote: Sinical Assuming Rox is innocent since he's the only person to provide information, there's no other choice. And, to get into character... You killed Red Like Roses, Heir to the Martyr, The Great Author, The Wily WerePhoenix, Schemer of the Amazons, Master of the Maple, and Holder of All Titles! Edit: Do we have any many baddies are left and/or what powers they have to disrupt combat? My initial thought after Red died was that Sinical is evil, but the more sensible play (if we have reason to believe in the innocence of the three options we have) is to have a draw if we have any method left to do so without being disrupted.
  22. Vote: RocktheFox So it looks like the options for matchups include Cel, Rock, myself, and Rox. Rox is the only person to provide any intel whatsoever. It's probably fine having me fight over and over again (as that partly seems how my role might have been intended to be played), but the risk of two innocents being matched up means it'd be better to see Cel vs Rock. You doing all right?
  23. So does anyone actually have any information at this point besides Red and Zilary's role name, and Rock and Franc both having support during their fights?
  24. Hum. About time we saw someone do something. Does suggest that the death wasn't due to something someone did to Zodiac. Vote: Sinical Jester/Joker roles are always a bad idea, so Red's gotta be something else. And since Sinical wants(?) to go in the ring... (Good to know that we can self-vote.) Also, my personal junk is resolved, so I should be good to go for the rest of the game. Time to get in this. *Cracks knuckles on Franc's face*