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  1. Sparkbomb: Mansionverse Saga

    Pausing at the other end of the room, the adrenaline had just started to settle into a light meow in her ears, when Star's stomach suddenly felt as if it had leapt up into her throat when she heard the tell-tale sounds of 'Attention-Get!' as it were, and shifted back with widening eyes to catch wind of enemies with Rex in their sights. She hesitated, knowing full-well that any attempt to assist might be noticed by the other enemies in the room, but unwilling to leave anyone behind. For the moment...she waited, wondering if perhaps Rex might opt to try and make a hasty retreat and attempt to flee the battle outright...
  2. Sparkbomb: Mansionverse Saga

    ... ... ... "...whelp..." Even she didn't have a suicide wish that badly. ...though the XP gains were reaaaaally tempting... Killing that Webcrawler earlier in one bat-smash was not helping her self-preservation issues. I could get the drop on that one and, I wonder how many I could kill before I- Grr.... "If you don't mind, I think I'll go first. I'm not feeling particularly lucky." She eyed her HP and swallowed, but moved forward, wishing desperately for the socks that might let her slide across the floor to the other side of the room in one fatal swoop... run_command!Options/Two_Stealth/Order/First
  3. Sparkbomb: Mansionverse Saga

    As Star danced backwards out of range, she brought the foam bat up to her shoulder and stood observing the rest of the round of the fight, extremely pleased with herself. Yes, this "weapon," as it were, felt much more natural in her hands. She had suspected that the Webcrawlers were more susceptible to her physical attack and felt overly satisfied to find it drop to her "blade." The Spambot, she felt confident, would prove more resilient to such tactics. She appeared to consider something, then shrugged. run_command!Battle/Attack/Spambot
  4. Sparkbomb: Mansionverse Saga

    Star blinks, suddenly finding herself at the start of the fight no longer in first position. She checks her status in the menus and frowns deeply. I didn't give my permission for that move, yet moved I was. Note to self. Once the enemies were dispatched, Star's eyebrows rose higher on her head as one of the people she thought least qualified to wield one of these particular weapons--Traj--immediately went over to pick one up. "I mean, yeah. I object." She shrugged, thinking nothing would likely change in spite of her objection as she walked over and picked one up herself. "My suggestion is that those better suited for physical combat take one, and we head to this "item cache," where I would hope we are to find things better suited for those with the proper Talent." ... Another shrug after they find the next encounter, "I'm fine with staying or going, but I think a grouping like Blac is suggesting is unwise for what it's worth. Leave one with high Nerve, leave another with lots of actual HP to stand in front, and leave one of us two that can punch things hard." As she sees Blac preparing to leave, she shrugs, "I guess that means I'm staying here." run_command!Inventory/Equip/Foam_Bat run_command!Party_"Encounter"/Formation/Slot_3 run_command!Battle/Attack/WebcrawlerA
  5. Sparkbomb: Mansionverse Saga

    Happy to see the Webcrawler she intended to engage go down before she even got there, Star fluidly shifted her forward motion into a spin that ended up with a solid heel kick connecting with the Beta of the Webcrawlers... ...and suddenly found herself and her single-digit Spark-count pivoting back to stand in front of both Rex and Neb... ...the Guardians... ...both of whom had healed themselves... ... ...I'm sorry, what? She nearly laughed out loud, though whether cynically or not, the sound did not make it past her lips as she gave one, almost imperceptible shake of her head and stubbornly squared her shoulders, fists coming up once more... run_command!Battle/Front_A/Attack/WebcrawlerC run_command!Auto-Battle/Attack
  6. Sparkbomb: Mansionverse Saga

    Eyes scanning their newest opponents, Star notes Traj's move and iko's intention to do the same, leaving them to it in the hopes that their combined efforts would do the trick... "Whatever we're doing, I suggest we do it fast." She commented aloud as she bounced up and down once before shifting her weight forward in prep for her next attack. "Once these things get moving, even I can't get the first hit on them. And that's saying something." She whirled forward with a fist beginning to curl as she moved to uppercut the Webcrawler in the lead. run_command!Battle/Front_A/Attack/WebcrawlerA run_command!Auto-Battle/Attack
  7. Sparkbomb: Mansionverse Saga

    "Tch." Star scoffed, raising an eyebrow at Traj-- "Watch me." --and not moving from her position from in front of him. "I can take hits from these guys better than you can and--Hey!" Star took sight of the healing animation shiver its way around her, watching it fizzle. "--if I'm gonna get deleted, I'd just as soon get it done with early, while I'm wiped, when it doesn't matter quite so much." And maybe I'm just a little curious as to what happens given the strangeness of the day. Darting into melee range again, Star feels her left hook connect before she backpedals out of the way again, preparing for a second go. "You know, I really would have thought the team with the only Hacker would have gone to take care of that door the admin mentioned." She watched said team scramble into the cache room as she went in for another shot--err, punch. run_command!Battle/Encounter_B/Attack/Webcrawler run_command!Auto-Battle/Attack
  8. Sparkbomb: Mansionverse Saga

    Why me you jerks? Star pursed her lips, injuries for the moment ignored, watching as the other enemies fell with no small amount of irritation before running down the hall towards the weapons cache that had been mentioned. Hearing the admin's voice, she scoffed light-heartedly and PM'd a reply. "Tch. I'm a Duelist, apparently, Rifters. Doesn't that just scream 'always has weapons on-hand?'" And it's not like you offered me your sword.'s not like I asked for it either though. Catching sight of iko and Nebiros beginning their engagement with a set of the oncoming enemies, Star shifts her focus to the second encounter with a slanted grin. Come at me, bros. run_command!Battle/Encounter_B/Attack/Webcrawler
  9. Sparkbomb: Mansionverse Saga

    Star emulated the admin's actions from earlier as she willed a Fused Spark Mini out from one of the slots of her inventory--Had I always only had six?--and into her hand, crushing it and feeling some of her wounds from the previous battle fade away. She rolled a shoulder, eyes darting between the Webcrawlers, watching them as some seemed to grow faster, others damaging Rex. Ducking between the latter and the avatar who stood at the front of her and Traj, she felt satisfaction as her fist connected solidly and she darted back out of the way, watching Rex and Traj's assault on the faster of the Webcrawlers, suddenly feeling thankful when they were dropped. Traj's snowball attack in particular--his hit stronger even than her own--caught her attention and she stopped in place for a moment, one of her own snowballs suddenly in her hand where she tossed it a few inches into the air as she pondered it briefly with a hint of a grin dancing in her green-hazel eyes. Those same glittering eyes caught sight of the Spambot in their Encounter that none of them had touched and a wicked grin flashed over her face for a nanosecond as she pulled back her arm... run_command!Item/Snowball/Use/Target/Encounter_B/Spambot
  10. Sparkbomb: Mansionverse Saga

    The sight of the admin always filled Star with...something, but you know quite frankly at the moment she was having trouble remembering most things. ...except for the distinct lack of socks. TT__TT The sight of the admin's keen blade filled her with envy, her hands clenching once, briefly, into the fists they had been upon making contact with the Spambot's parts. There was something to be said about such "visceral" contact--it was all projected, but still--but there was also something to be said about the satisfactory slicing sensation she knew the admin had gotten to experience just then. The side of Star that she knew hadn't changed was the one that at the sound of more "stuff" immediately perked up. Stuff is always good. (Yeah, okay, especially if it was socks but-) Any kind of stuff. All the stuff. At least one of each of the things. she always been such a hoarder? ...probably. Star nodded at Traj's assessment. This was no ordinary hacker. ...hacker...had she been one of those? As she pulled up her specs and saw her Class/Trait/Desire slots filled with Duelist/Acrobat/Socks, only the last one rang particularly true. Right? Hm. I guess I did take some damage that fight. She rolled a shoulder and popped her neck at the reminder of her HP having taken a hit. She eyed her Energy and gave a little pout at it, her Ability page absolutely, depressingly, empty. When she glanced up, she knew what Traj had locked in, and also knew that if both of their opponents decided to hit her this round, she might not survive. She quickly checked her placement in the Party to make sure it was as she had intended it the entire time... run_command!Party/Formation/Slot_2 ...and whined silently to herself as she moved over to her Inventory page, but took comfort in knowing that she would still have one more... run_command!Inventory/FusedSparkMinis/TheLastStarMaker As was typical for her whenever the chance arose, she fully intended to support Traj once the opportunity presented itself... ((OOC: I fully realize that my action this turn is likely to just be using my item, but just in case something happens and I get to attack, I wanted to specify what I would attack)) run_command!Battle/Encounter_B/Attack/WebcrawlerB
  11. Sparkbomb: Mansionverse Saga

    Star found herself blinking unexpectedly in the sunlight, finding the change in time to be disorienting. Traj's comment has her focusing in on the would-be attackers, but when she reaches for what she expects to be her usual weaponry, she finds herself uncomfortably disarmed, as if her entire inventory has been wiped clean. That's...unexpected. ...MY SOCKS TT__TT Despite being dissocked as well, she immediately steps in front of Trajectory when it becomes obvious that the Spambots mean to engage, quietly watching the exchange between Zen and Nebiros and giving an almost-silent snort at Zen's phrasing, passing a glance in Traj's direction before mumbling, "Don't feel like you have to take my rear anywhere. I know I'm not your thing." She gives him a straight-faced wink before turning back to their attackers and squaring her shoulders, feet shifting slightly apart as fists came up in preparation, eyeing Nebiros for a moment to gauge which opponent Star needed to engage. Equally as disorienting was suddenly finding that the list of Abilities Star knew she should have been able to access gone too. Oh well. It wasn't as if she was a stranger to the occasional good old fashion fist-fight. Morning to the left of me. No inventory to the right. (MY SOCKS TT__TT feet are so cold) Here I am, stuck in the middle with you, my dear old faithful Attack command... run_command!Battle/Attack/SpamBot-B
  12. Sparkbomb: Mansionverse Saga

    So, tbh, I'm not super sure how active I'll be able to be, which is why I hesitated in my sign-up xD Character Username: TheLastStarMaker Desire: Acquire Moar Socks Class: Duelist Trait: Acrobat

  14. Look at me shouting all over the place.

  15. I mean, we can make it work like it.

  16. I thought this *was* the box of shouting?

    1. Shattered Rift

      Shattered Rift

      Excellent, my propaganda is working perfectly.

  17. Ascetic Living

    Whelp. This turned into a giant ramble. I have several close friends that have talked about wanting to live completely ascetic, but only maybe one that could actually handle it and would in fact pursue it if not for familial obligations (he's the one that takes almost sole care of his grandma). As for myself, I'm practicing a mild form of it right now. I live with my parents and they've had the same house since I was nine months out of the womb (so it's ~28 years old), and they haven't been able to take care of it very well for a long time due to age and health (they own two and a half lots that include not only the little house but an in-ground pool and volleyball court and small pond and it's the yard that is really the problem: upkeep is difficult for them). Long story short, at this point they're trying to sell. When we began the process, my room was packed with all the stuff I had accumulated from moving into a dorm and then into an apartment (six years worth of stuff), and since I was sort of at a 'what am I doing' point in my life, I didn't really put anything into storage, instead piling it around on the two bedroom sets that lined the walls (movies, books, video games, the works). Now, basically all of that stuff is stored in boxes in my closet or the garage and my floors are clear and there's only the one bedroom set, my TV, Wii, and computer out. I haven't touched my TV/Wii in months (I kept them and like a game or two I thought I might play), and in general I'm fully aware that I don't need to be on my computer quite so much and could do with less of it any way. And I don't miss any of it. All those piles of stuff I wasn't using anyway. But I never really have felt any withdraw when this sort of thing happens. I had a friend recently take a look at my PC for me and he had it for a few days and I didn't hardly miss it at all. Probably what I felt the most "sore" about was the fact that if I wanted to do any RPing, I had to type it on my phone, which is noticeably slower than my ~100 wpm with a keyboard. (Note: I don't hardly use my phone for anything other than texting, but occasional RP-typing and things of that sort will happen on it.) Now, the thing is, I don't really want to get rid of the stuff that I don't want to get rid of. Would I miss them if there was a fire or they got stolen? I guess. But I know perfectly well that I am capable of living without them. There's very little in my life that I'm actually attached to. That I would honest-to-goodness be upset about if it went away. The other problem though is the fact that as someone who does the whole music thing, I have boxes of sheet music and opera scores and they just take up space, but as part of my job there isn't really much I can do about it. Similarly with scores, there's just something about the tactile sensation of holding a book in your hand and having them physically present that I will never get with e-books. I purged quite a few things as we were packing things away and as I mentioned I'm rarely the type to get truly sentimental about stuff, but the things that I didn't get rid of are things that I want to have around, though perhaps just for the sake of knowing that I have them around. I like having my movies and books and manga and video games out, regardless of the fact that I haven't so much as touched any of them (aside from the books) in ages. It's more like, instead of knick-knacks, I decorate with those sorts of things. I got rid of almost all of those knick-knack paddy-whack sorts of stuff because "I don't really want to have to move this," only keeping the handful of anime or video game paraphernalia I have that I enjoy keeping out. I really do miss being able to have my various posters hanging up on my wall (I didn't put them up when I moved back home out of my apartment), but I want to have a place to put them where they can stay. Where I can nest and get everything where I want it and not have to worry about moving out of that home. Granted, in this process, I've also learned what not to put away. Things that you look at and are all 'oh I don't need that' and then boom. You do. I traveled to Sussex about two years ago for an Opera Music Festival and packed WAY too much stuff that I had to them haul around the Underground while in London and then onto the trains we took during the last leg of the journey there. And sure, I used all of the stuff I brought, but as I'm planning for my trip to Italy in June (more opera stuff), I'm looking at the smallest suitcase I can possibly get away with. My only problem is, what with saving up for Italy, I haven't had a chance to purchase some sort of e-reader for myself, so I'm still looking at my book collection going 'but I want to take like five of you with me QQ'
  18. Werewolf: The Return Signups

    This is actually kind of funny because you were one of the ones my instincts were telling me was a wolf and I just never followed up on it either xD
  19. Werewolf: The Return Signups

    And me hitting zodiac was just the stars aligning. (heh) I had Blac at the top of the Night before I died, and I'm honestly not sure what I would have done if he flipped inno. Thanks for running the game, Exiled! I always appreciate a no-PM game.
  20. Werewolf the Return: Gamer Thread

    Alright, so, not gonna hold back any longer at this point. I'm the dreamer. Zil died N1, and next on my list was thezodiac, who is a wolf. Dreamed Rock last night, who is also a wolf. Blah blah, I could be wrong because dream tainting yadda yadda, they both voted for Blac. Now that we've gotten all of that out of the way, the only way to really find out if the dreams are being messed with is executing one of those two choices. Vote: thezodiac If anyone wants to check, I was leaving hints since my first post of the game and on the last post I had before this one. I was eventually gonna spell out DREAMER if I lived long enough, but only got as far as DREA if you'll notice. The first capitals of each first portion of my posts: the first two were parts of the word dreamer and the next capital letter was the first letter of who I was investigating that night. It was Z for Zilary in that first post, and T for thezodiac in my most recent--since that's who I actually hit--with G for ...well guilty because it was the only word that came to mind. I'm so subtle, I know.
  21. Werewolf the Return: Gamer Thread

    Ever think that maybe claiming protector wasn't the best choice? Almost seems kind of weird to me. Then again, it's you... Guilty as charged, hm? ... Unvote: thezodiac Under duress, I assure you, but I'd rather not leave it up to randomizer considering I don't actually think Blac is a baddie as he's acting pretty normal for him as far as I can tell. Vote: Rift Edit: X'd with NPM lul. Seems like me changing won't matter anyway.
  22. Werewolf the Return: Gamer Thread

    Now I kind of wish she'd had a chance to get back on and change her vote. We can't really afford to stay quiet about our suspicions in this game, so any input you may have, gut-feeling or otherwise, is at this point all we have. Please feel free to elaborate. I will say though that having both a dreamer and a watcher in one person would be a very "eggs-in-one-basket" kind of role seeing as how they're both rather investigative, whereas honestly imo having BOTH those roles in one game would seem just silly and possibly over-powering for the innos depending on what other roles there are in the game. Anyway, voting nobody at this point isn't going to get us anywhere. Vote: thezodiac Just something about "we need to pressure people" and then you not actually voting someone later seems off to me. Yes, you seemed rather on the fence about voting nobody, playing a bit of Devil's Advocate here and there, but I'm honestly kind of surprised at you for not picking someone there towards the end. In regards to your blacjak vote and why I'm not following that, he's only posted once, so I suppose you could legitimize a vote for him insofar as inactivity will get us nowhere, but neither do I see him doing anything particularly scummy: to my knowledge the timing of this game is going to be a bit off for him and if he has work the deadline is definitely a weird place for it to be where he is. I would certainly like to hear from blac as well as Rock as those are the people I feel have "contributed" the "least" as far as discussion so far. Rock mostly because I had a question. xD
  23. Werewolf the Return: Gamer Thread

    Dang, here and have my role. Really almost forgot. ...will probably make a note to myself on my phone or something...maybe my monitor. Zero chance of missing that, ha! ... I really hope there aren't any daykills unless they're circumstantial. In a game this small, what amounts to a straight-up auto-kill seems really strong for either team, and stronger as the game goes on. What I'd really appreciate is a no-PM game without even a traditional dreamer role. That'd really force us to analyze posts. If I remember correctly, I ran one back in the day with several different "cop" roles who all had their dreams twisted in some way I think. Vote: Nobody I think it's beneficial to wait for now. If we've got a protector of some sort maybe they'll get a successful block and give us even more time.
  24. Werewolf: The Return Signups

    Rift poked me to sign up so I shall. I are fan of no-PM gaem.
  25. Dearest [redacted], If you have received this correspondence, then you know that our very way of life is being threatened and your presence is requested immediately. You may trust only the carrier of this message, the one they call Star, for she is incapable of anything other than true neutrality, but know this: There are Rebels in the Court. ~!**!~ Greetings all! Your friendly, neighborhood flotsam here with the next in what I hope will continue to be a long line of spunky Sparkbomb tradition: a werewolf game! ...well, sort of. This is more of what's sometimes referred to as a "royal mafia" variant in which there are rebels and loyalists, the latter loyal to the Court and the former rebelling against it. The particular variant here is loosely based on the Love Letter card game and is not a set-up which I will make any remote claim to coming up with myself. I'm just tweaking it a bit. I don't think this set-up has been tried on SB before, so I'll be interested to see how it plays out and if people like it or not. ^-^ The biggest difference between this and what most know as a normal werewolf or mafia game is the fact that your alignment is definitely a completely separate entity from your role, and your role can change throughout the game. The easiest way to think of it is by saying you're assigned an alignment at the beginning of the game and then your role is drawn like a card from the deck of possible roles, some of which have the ability during the Day, once officially revealed in-thread, to do things like swap "cards" with another player or force someone to discard their current "card" and draw another. Other roles will have a Night list like usual. There will still be a lynch during the Day and a baddie kill at Night. Because there will be so many more possible actions to be taken during the Day than a typical WW game it is my intention that the Day Cycle lasts ~48 hours so that everyone is given a chance to use their role as they see fit. Players will be allowed to vote to end the Day within the first 24 hour period if they would like to move on to the next Day, but I plan on requiring it to be a unanimous vote. This will be a semi-open setup, which just means that everyone will be told at the start of the game all the roles/cards that could possibly exist in the "deck," but you will not be told how many of each there are. For example, if I said there are moose, cow, and cat cards in the deck--and explained what each card did--and then there are three players in the game, there could be one of each card type OR there could be 1 moose, 0 cow, and 2 cat OR etc. Since I am in the midst of evening rehearsals several times per week with a two hour commute there and back, I will be making Deadline at LEAST 1AM Central just so I can be sure I am back at my desk to be able to process things. Unfortunately, this does mean there will be a large chunk of time on certain days where I will be unavailable, another reason why I am electing the 48-hour Day Cycle for this game. We had 16 lovely people signup for the last game, and that's the magic number for this game as well. If we are unable to reach 16, only the first 8 to signup will be able to play because balancing. Signup List: mccraabi/Zilary weee5067 Red smiletrue1 Exiled Phoenix Trajectory Blacjak* Neopetsmom* Rexozord Sinical Celairiel lion wiggles _____ _____ _____ _____ *Player will switch out if necessary Final Player List: @mccraabi & @Zilary switches out on October 8th @weee5067 @Red @smiletrue1 @Exiled Phoenix @Trajectory @Blacjak @Sinical NPM technically offered to sit out before Blac did, so that's what I did. If anybody wants to try and switch out with anyone else that did not make it into the game please let me know before Day One ends on the 4th (I'll make a note of that in the main thread as well.) Since I haven't run this before, and it's a pre-made setup, I didn't want to try and balance it this time around. Thanks everyone for signing up! I'll be starting the official game thread tonight as well as sending out your alignments and roles, so look for 'em!