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Dreams of the Sky - An Airship CYOA
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>When the Crystal Empire returned after centuries of slumber, it brought with it more then just the resurgence of its populace. One by one, the lost technologies of the Crystal Empire were re-discovered, and the magic-manipulating properties of the crystals soon spread across Equestria. It wasn't long until almost every household used crystal-technology in some shape or form, whether to bake a cake, repair a broken pipe, or just listening to music.

>The greatest of these innovations were the airships, allowing the ponies to fly higher and farther than ever before. And these airships quickly proved invaluable as a new crystal trade sprang up across the world. In every direction, ponies would explore further and further into the unknown, fueled by their new technology and the drive to find new fortunes. The crystal trade made for many a new rich ponies, but with this new prosperity came greed.

>And not every pony decided to play fair.

>Piracy soon began to run rampant with raiders hitting trade routes across the land. Airships, while powerful and versatile, weren't exactly fast and the vast stretches between cities left trade ships vulnerable to attack. The lands to the south of Equestria soon became known as 'The Badlands,' dominated by ruthless and lawless pirates, and the mightiest of which became known as simply, The Pirate King. For over a century, the throne of the Pirate King has made the Badlands a place where no trade captain dare venture.

>It is an age of magic, airships, and adventure, where with the right wits and a helping of courage, even the lowliest of ponies can strike it rich. How will history remember you?

>"Hey! Wake up already!"

>You feel a sharp nudge against the side of your head, stirring you from your slumber. You don't rememeber falling asleep... just resting your eyelids, is all.

>A scruffy and rather stout-looking stallion stands over you, looking impatient as always.

>"Let's get going, the boss is waiting to meet with you."
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>>26123740

>Right, the boss - the whole reason you've been sitting out in this waiting room for the past hour or so. You quietly follow the stallion as he leads you down the hall and through a large, wide set of doors.

>A small but finely-adorned office greets you, along with the smell of brandy and cigar smoke. Behind a mahogeny desk sits a pegasus so old and fat, you're fairly certain that he couldn't fly even if you stuffed him into a cannon.

>"So this is the new kid being recommended?" the pegasus remarks, shifting the cigar in his mouth from one side to the next.

>"Smooth Sailing insists on it - says he'll make a fine captain."

>The pegasus stares at you, looking you up from top to bottom, and then smirks. "what's your name, kid?"


Always the important question - WHO are you? Time to choose a name, race, gender, and your general appearance.

Earth Pony - you can't fly, but earth ponies are always tough and dependable.

Pegasus - between the flight, the cloud-walk, and keen sense of navigation, you're a shoe-in for any airship.

Unicorn - considering how much magic-tech is used in running an airship, unicorns are a must for any crew.

Gryphon - nothing matches the ferocity and tenacity of a gryphon. Ponies might be a bit wary of you though.

Crystal Pony - like normal ponies, but shinier!

Minotaur - you're no monster, but that doesn't mean everypony won't be nervous when they're around you.
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Earth pony laughs in the face of gravity.
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>>26123750
We fly. Let's get the Wings
Batpony choice when?
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>>26123740
I'd say either Crystal pony or gryphon male
Name: Aquamarine(I'm no good with pony names)/Nemo(if gryph)

Appearence depends on species, but I want a cool hat
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>>26123750
Gryphon
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>>26123750
Crystal Earth Poner
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>>26123750
Crystal
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>>26123827
Also, we are a female horse of course
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>>26123750
Griffon
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>>26123868
>yet another female MC
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>>26123750
Gryphon.
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Gryphon female is my vote.
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>>26123750
Earf
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>>26123750

Crystal sounds like fun
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>>26123918
Fuck that, male griff is the only way to go
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>>26123902
>>26123918
>>26123936
>not unique IPs
Nice samefagging.
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>>26123750
Gryphon, male.
Name is Razzle.
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>>26123844
>>26123848
>>26123885
>>26123902
Gryphon names often begin with G. How do folks feel about
>Gereon
>Gerfried
>Gilbert
>Gottfried
>Gregor
>Guntram
>Gunther
>Gerhardt
Anything appealing?
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>>26123950
>implying
Nigga, >>26123902 is my only post.
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>>26123950
But why you angry though?
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>That writing style
Is that you, Hero?
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>>26123950
And the holy trifecta.
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>>26123986
>Gregor
That one.
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>>26123950
Autist who didn't like the way the vote was going just got fuking rekt
>>26123989
>>26123991
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>>26123986
>gilbert gottfried
nice
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>>26123986
Why not Gehrman?
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>>26124002
it's innkeeper you dunce
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>>26124002
It's Innkeeper. Hero is going to be gone for a year.
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>>26123986
Reminder that cool girffons don't have to give a fuck about standard naming conventions
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>>26123986
>Gilbert
>Gottfried

YES PLEASE.
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>>26123986
Garris?
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>>26124008
>not using an extension that tracks new IPs
See the numbers next to Anonymous?
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>>26124017
>>26124018
Damn, I'm an idiot

Either way, female Gryphon
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>>26124026
>muh ebin cheeki breeki burd
>cool
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>>26124047
I didn't like the griffon idea, but if we can be Garrus Beakarian I might continue
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It would seem that a male gryphon holds the majority vote.

Let's shift focus to name and appearance, or at least just a name.
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>>26124053
Hold up, maybe, just fucking maybe, a guy who voted for a griffon earlier decided to argue with another griffon voter over the gender? Not everything is samefagging when the vote doesn't go your way you turbo sperg
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>>26123986
>Gregor
That'd be unfair, we'll finish this CYOA as soon as we speak our name
I FUCKING LIKE IT
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>>26124069
I do like Garrus. Captain Garrus.
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>>26124075
Garrus Vakarian
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>>26124086
Shit. I fucked up. I meant to endorse this idea for a name: >>26124069.
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>>26124058
Still more characterization than Pot ever had :^)
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>>26124075
Galvan
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>>26124075
Maybe something like a red shouldered hawk? Reddish brown dappled with white?
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I like the Gregor idea and the Garrus idea. I also like the Beakarian last name suggestion better than Vakarian because it is more lighthearted.

>>26124110
>galvan
Could it be short for Luigi Aloisio Galvani? Could we shoot lightning at people?
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>>26124075
Garrus, son of Gregor and Gabriella
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Goddard.
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>>26124075
like this
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>>26124075
Do we like fish? The osprey has a rather striking crest.
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>>26124160
I vote this, with a black cat half. We leopard hawk now.
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>>26124160
If we're Garrus, we should have a blue strip across our beak and under our eyes.

Maybe scars on one side of our face?
But we certainly have a crystal-tech HUD over one eye.
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http://strawpoll.me/6550599
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>>26124240
No.
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>>26124223
>>26124206
Osprey's got a strip across the face.
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Friendly reminder
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So, this is what JAD died for?
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>>26124272
That only reminds people who aren't being fucked over by iOS. What is it a webm of?
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>>26124307
birbs fighting
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>>26124302
Apparently.
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>>26124319
Thanks.
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>>26124307
Birds doing crazy flips and shit so they don't get killed by a hawk.
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>>26123740
wait is this the JAD airship thing?
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>>26124342
take a guess
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>>26124363
No? I assumed it would start at the end of the month.
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>>26123750
Earth pony, its the most fun.
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>>26124240
Looks like Garrus is in the lead.
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>>26124415
Can we call him Gar for short?
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>>26124433
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>>26123740
If species is still open, I'd go for male pegasus or male minotaur.

And if we're gonna be a griffon anyway, the name certainly doesn't have to begin with "G" unless we really want it to. Gilda notwithstanding.
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>>26124433
Looks like Hijiggler aint the only one stealing now
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>>26124473
>I literally did not read the thread
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Dumb question we are male right?
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>>26124240

Garrus seems to be the winner. The osprey idea works well, too.

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"It's Garrus, sir."

>You offer out you claw to shake, but nopony makes any motions to reciprocate the gesture. Maybe shaking isn't something ponies are accustom to, so you just awkwardly clear your throat and pretend that you're just scratching at the blue feathers just beneath your eye.

>"I thought gryphons looked more... menacing," another voice perks up.

>You glance to the side and notice a crystal unicorn sitting on the nearby couch. He's well-dressed and even better-groomed, almost excessively so.

>"What rock did you crawl out of for this?" he sneers.

>"Beryl, mind your tongue!" the stout stallion snaps back.

>Thankfully, the boss ignores the squabbling around him, instead keeping his focus on you. Gryphon's might not always be liked by ponies, but you suspect a businesspony like him is more interested in the... vicious reputation your race carries with it.

>"Okay, Garrus, I suppose we can give you a try," the boss pegasus says. "Smooth Sailing's a good judge of character, so if he says you'll be good at the head of a ship, I'll trust him. Still... I like to get to know the captains who'll be working for me. Tell me, son, why do you think you're good enough to run one of my ships?"

Time to sell yourself to the boss. Come up with some traits and your persona - both good and bad.
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>>26124486
No I saw the OP's mini-post. Then I saw someone vote erf. If he can still vote, I can too. Away with you.
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>>26124502
Im flamboyantly gay but luckily I'm disgusted by ponies so you'll never have to worry about any grab ass.

Unless you have any big tough Griffons or minotaurs who can hold me down and be my captain for the night.
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>>26124502
We should go for the golden heart pirate, beat down anyone we gets in our way but we will save civilians and other good people.
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>>26124502
I grant the gift of good Griffon Hygiene- He tends to preen when absorbed in thought.
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>>26124502
I am really good at calibrations.
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>>26124526
Are you another JAD player? You sound like one.
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>>26124502
Quick to respond to situations
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>>26124534
A good looking charming pirate? But bit on the weak side, lucky for us the charm surrounds us by good people.
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>>26124502
Courageous but foolhardy.
Self restraint and inhibitions are for the weak.
Helmsman, ramming speed please.
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>>26124502
Unless he's specifically asking for it, I don't see why we would tell him some of our negative traits, especially as a proud griffon.

>>26124526
Voting for being gay.
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>>26124502
I did the Kessel Run in less than twelve hours.

>>26124526
pls
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>>26124502

I have a good heart and am a good shot. Cannons are for protecting the weak and innocent.
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>>26124561
Please, I don't want ANOTHER charisma-based MC.
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>>26124561
Sounds a bit like Captain Jack Sparrow. I could live with that.
>>26124568
...And with a thing for big manly minotaurs beside!
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>>26124526
>>26124568
>>26124570
Ok screw this we don't need anymore fucking gay MCs
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Innkeeper, I respectfully request you redact this question and give us a set list of traits with a specific benefit and a specific drawback to each.

This is the most moronic chaos I've ever seen.
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>>26124534
I like it
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>>26124568
The faults are just for Innkeeper. We're only going to say the good stuff out loud.

Also, I have no opinion on us being gay. If this post is even, I vote for straight. If odd, I vote for gay.
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>>26124623

This can work.
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Do we have any experience in the business? Back in the age of sail, you'd set out to sea at 8-10ish and spend years as a midshipman before rising higher.
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>>26124526
>>26124531
>>26124534
>>26124550
>>26124561
>>26124563

ALRIGHT how about this.

A good heartened pretty boy charmer who is a bit on the flamboyant side and is straight . "or bi").

He is a bit weak but it stylish in combat.
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>>26124526
how about no?
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>>26124623
>>26124625
Me too. This is PRODUCTIVE chaos.
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>>26124640
He started out as a burly minotaur captain's "cabin boy" and personal shoulder parrot. This sculpted his mannerisms somewhat.
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>>26124650
Feel like jad when everyone wants something different
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>>26124502
We're heroic but hopelessly naive. We believe that everybody has goodness hidden inside them, and all it takes is a leader who can bring that goodness to the surface.
Our ambition is to protect the world from evil, even at the cost of our own lives if need be.

Our strengths are our inspiring charisma, unwavering determination and selflessness.
Our weakness is our nativity, gullibility and honesty.
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Our character feels like pic related at the moment, stylish but deadly
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>>26124689
Why is that a bad thing? Everyone wants something different, and out of the mayhem comes a character with something for everyone. Long live anarchy, praise the helix.
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>>26124682
I like it.
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>>26124712
I see your idealism and raise you impulsiveness.
Well meaning overenthusiastic dumbass for the win.
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>>26124623
>more systems
Fuck that. I want this to be as narrative as possible.
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Ok, so Garrus likes to be dramatic and give a good show.

> Strength: Fights with style and class
> Weakness: Goes out of his way to make a show and can be a hindrance.
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>>26124623
I'm voting for this.
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>>26124642
Fuck that. Gryphons aren't weak.
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>>26124717
>stylish but deadly
Like Jetstream Sam?

Oh my...Why that's good! That's very good! YES! I LIKE THAT
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Goddamn it, we're Garrus Beakarian!
We're an Ex-griphon Police officer, tired of all the red tape our job had so we broke out to do something about all the pirates we let go.

We have a thing for cross species females, especially redheads.

We are GARRUS, not some mamby pampy homo.
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>>26124783

Who's Jetstream Sam?
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>>26124754
This. Please. If we're going to be showy, at least be battle showy.
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>>26124754
>>26124793
Agreed.
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>>26124787
We are not Garrus, If you want Garrus go play mass effect you faggot.
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>>26124754
Love it also that good hearted anon one as well
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>>26124787
Eh, rather than police, maybe ex-navy? Gives us bona-fides vis-a-vis airship service.
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>>26124787
This. screw this fuccboi shit
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>>26124717
This.

Flaming homo who'll burn your airship down.
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>>26124783
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>>26124833
>Flaming homo who'll burn your airship down.
I take back all my other votes and endorse this.
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>>26124787
We are a pirate, being a flaming funfaggot is better then an edgy anything. (even though we are going for girls)
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Soooo..... Are we going full pink with our logo and air sails?
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>>26124871
>only going for girls
We are so manly, so full of bravado that only other men can sate our sexual lust.
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>>26124894
jad was gay enough for me
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Aren't we working for a merchant? You know, running cargo between ports?
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>>26124894
I'm fucking sick of bi MCs. There's barely any straight ones
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Well this CYOA looked promising at first.
Hope you have fun with the gay shitposters Innkeeper
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>>26124915
I honestly don't know what we are doing, completely forgot because of character design.
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>>26124919
almost all male MCs are straight.
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>>26124919
>bi
No. Not bi. The MOST gay.
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Look, we're hopelessly divided on whether or not to be gay, so let's set that aside for a minute.

>>26124871 made a good point. In this context being flaming is not synonymous with being gay. We should be over the top larger than life regardless of our orientation.
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>>26124919
Lets stand together friend and get some pussy.
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>>26124938
so gay that we don't even bother with twinks.
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>>26124938
Yes, it's high time the airways experienced something long, hard, pink and full of airmen!
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>>26124942
Why? As far as I know, we aren't a pirate. In any other business, flamboyance isn't exactly an asset.
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I'm fine with the flamingness
I'm fine with the pink
But we aren't going full gay, bi is the only option.
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>>26124970
Fair enough, privateer is not the same as pirate. Either way, we have still ceased to be productive.

Does anyone have any character suggestions NOT related to being gay or straight?
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>>26124937
Debatable. And all the female MCs are carpet munchers. I just want a god damn quest where are sexuality is normal and not
>it's not gay if the balls don't touch xDDD
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To hell with all of you on both sides.
I vote we're asexual.
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>>26124959
So gay we only impose ourselves on the most terrifying, ruthless enemy pirates.
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>>26124987
I still vote for ex-military/police.
Tried of the rules of service.
He wants to do the right thing even if it's against the "rules"
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>You have to avoid smirking too much as you're given this golden opportunity to showcase just what the boss is in for. It's time to let some of that famous gryphon charm out.

>Well, it's not really that famous. Unless you count that one time in Pearis. You wonder if there's still a warrant out for you there.

>You continue scratch at the feathers under your beak as you quickly assess your options. Good thing you're quick on your feet or you'd be standing there scratching yourself like an idiot for hours...

"Well my good sir, I will have you know that the name Garrus Beakarian is synonimous with integrity and professionalism!" you announce, letting your wings furl out to make a grand spectacle of yourself. "Your enemies shall reel in terror when they see my ship on the horizon...your rivals shall turn as green as emerald in their jealousy...for no challenge, no obstacle, no adversary shall stand in my way! This I give to you as my solemn vow!"

>The boss smiles and nods approvingly, but then you hear a scoff coming from fancy-pants McNeighsayer.

>"If you ask me, he sounds like every other gryphon we've seen...all feathers and no talon," he scoffs, rolling his eyes.

"If you need a demonstration, I'll gladly kick your ass across this room."

>"I beg your pardon?!"

"Having some trouble hearing? Maybe you shouldn't have your head shoved so far up your--"

>"I will have your pelt hanging from my keel!" the crystal unicorn shouts as he hops to his feet.

>Luckily, the stout stallion is quick to get between the two of you and keeps the unicorn from charging you from across the room.

>As always, the boss remains unflappable. "So what kind of work have you done on an airship before?"

(1/2)
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I don't care if we're straight or gay, but being bi will just cause drama in the long run.

Better to sort this out now than to end up with M&M or Coltquest tier shitposting.
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>>26124987
Well, we're clearly working the private sector, unless fat pegasus is a really shitty admiral, so maybe a background in the navy? We got out because the pay sucks and the food is worse, but the only real skills we have are related to airmanship.
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>>26125011
With our near-silent flight, we strike from behind in the darkest night. No other name strikes more fear into them than ours!
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>>26125016

You're free to add to the base options if you wish:

Machine Shop Apprentice - you spent your younger years working under the tutelage of a master engineer, fixing up everything from engines to cannons. You know a ship's systems inside and out.

Pressed Into Service - when war came to your homeland, you found yourself being volunteered for service. You've been aboard military crafts for quite some time and are familiar with their protocols and methods.

Military family - you hail from a long line of gryphons who've served aboard airships, and you followed suit. You've got experience leading and commanding a crew, both in times of war and peace.

Family Business - you have an uncle who does a lot of shipping, and you've spent many a summers as a youth helping out the business. You're experienced in the ways of trade and shipping as a result.

Dreaming of the Sky - you don't have much practical experience, but you've loved airships ever since you were a child. And you've every damn book there is about them. You might need to embellish your credentials a bit, but it's not like anyone can check them.

Running Away - for whatever reason, you needed to get away from home and the quickest way to do that was finding passage aboard an airship. You traded passage for working. You've got experience with a wide variety of ships from roaming across Equestria.
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>>26125029
Oh no Anon, we welcome then into our deepest holds before we spring the trap.
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>>26125034
How old are we? If we're much younger than 30, it's unlikely we've ever commanded a ship before.
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>>26125012
>>26125016
We were the ship's gunnery officer.
We're an expert at calibrating the weapons to be extremely potent and accurate.
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>>26125034
>Machine Shop Apprentice
This.
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>>26125034
I vote Military family (for leadership), that way we got experience + can keep the flaming personality.
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>>26125062
Seconded.

>>26125050
Based on what? Who says real world shipping conventions apply here?
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>>26125034
We merchant now
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>>26125034
>Machine Shop Apprentice - you spent your younger years working under the tutelage of a master engineer, fixing up everything from engines to cannons. You know a ship's systems inside and out.
>Military family - you hail from a long line of gryphons who've served aboard airships, and you followed suit. You've got experience leading and commanding a crew, both in times of war and peace.
Mix these. We never commanded, and spent most of the time on the cannons
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>>26125034
Machine shop. We fix everything with kicks.
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>>26125034
I could go for machine shop apprentice, or family business.

With a strong natural talent for 'swabbing the poopdeck'.
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>>26125069
>>26125062

I'm torn, on one hand having knowledge of explosives and stuff can add to our flaming dramatics and on the other we are running a crew.
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>>26125034
>Running Away
That warrant was a big one.
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Machine shop.

Fuck that white bread military shit.
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>>26125034
I'm voting for Dreaming of the Sky. That flamboyancy has gotta come from somewhere.

>>26125016
Also, I suggest you work on your consistency. It was jarring to go from braggart to "Imma fucking murder you!" Gar doesn't respond with violence in a situation like this. He's condescending as fuck and calls the other guy out on being jealous and insecure that he's so inferior to us.
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>>26125088

This
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>>26125075
It's not a matter of shipping convention, so much as common sense. Most ships of any real size require dozens of crew to keep functioning. You not only need practical skill relating to operating the vessel, you need leadership experience as well. You wouldn't expect to join a cubicle farm and be promoted to department head anytime soon, would you?
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>>26125118
>Gar
We're not a fucking unicorn
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>>26125118
>Gar doesn't respond with violence in a situation like this. He's condescending as fuck and calls the other guy out on being jealous and insecure that he's so inferior to us.
We haven't established what Garrus would do yet.
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>>26125050
>it's unlikely we've ever commanded a ship before.
Well we are now.
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>>26125139
I still think you're making a lot of assumptions. We don't even know how old griffons live to or when they are adults.
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>>26125159
What do you think I'm trying to do with that suggestion?
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>>26125088
I'm good with ether or mixed
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>>26125118
I like dreaming of the sky. It helps explain a lot and it means that we'll never be wanting for information. We'll have crewmembers, but the captain needs ALL the information.
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I think I'll change my vote from Machine Shop to Dreaming of the Sky, based on hopless romanticism and the sudden realization that it is the title of this cyoa.
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>>26125219
I could go for any of them so i will see what Innkeeper posts.
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>>26125172
The problem is a general lack of information, yes. All I really have to fall back on is the show and my own experience. And the show has pretty much jack on griffons, anyway.
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Seems like a blended option is the most popular, so we'll take a little bit of Dreams, Apprentice, and Military family.

===========

>For as long as you can remember, you've always loved airships. From fashioning airships using cardboard boxes to reading every book you could get your claws on, you've known in your heart of hearts that you're destined to serve at the head of one of those majestic vessels.

>And you've spent your whole life working towards that, finding work at the docks as an apprentice and honing your engineering skills.

"I'll have you know I spent my youth working at the Gryphonstone Royal Docks. There is not an engine I haven't tuned, a hull I haven't patched, or a cannon that I haven't calibrated," you boast to your boss.

>"But do you actually have experience on a SHIP?" your favourite new fan snips once more.

"The Prench Revolutionary Wars," you answer back calmly. "Turns out captains like having somebody on board who knows how to keep the cannons firing. Just go ask Captain Fairfeather and he'll gladly tell you about how his cannons were the pride of the fleet and the best kept this side of Eternity's Crossing."

>Of course, that had partly to do with the fact that those cannons never had a chance to sully themselves with fire since your ship spent all it's time patroling quiet coastlines, but they didn't need to know that.

>"So plenty of time serving but never leading," the crystal pony continues his objections. "You honestly expect me to trust someone like this to watch my back? He'll probably turn tail and run, like a chicken..."

The Crystal unicorn continues to insult your pride. How do you respond?
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>>26125342
NOPONY
CALLS
ME
CHICKEN
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>>26125342
No one insults our pride
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>>26125342
In my experience I'm not the one who turns tail, hot stuff.
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>>26125369
We should have a pink chicken as our flag.
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>>26125380
No
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>>26125342
Do you really "calibrate" a cannon?
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>>26125388
plucked chicken.
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>>26125342
We're the captain of the ship aren't we? And he's apparently our underling? Threaten to boot him off the crew. We don't need someone so jealous of our own feats on this ship. That kind of inferiority complex is sure to cause problems so it's best if we just get rid of him immediately.
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>>26125405
Coming for that booty.
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>>26125410
Given his references to "his" keel, he's probably another captain in service to the boss.
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>>26125342
Y'know we had a name for the unicorns we fought in that war: Flagpoles. Because we only ever saw them when the white flag was showing.
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>>26125342
That ok, I don't allow brats on my ship to begin with. But feel free to have you tantrum some place else.

I don't ask to be liked, just followed. The rest is up you.
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>>26125410
I don't mind this "And why shouldn't I just tie you up for the crew to have fun with for questioning my ability. I don't abandon my own chicks if you must know"
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>>26125410
>And he's apparently our underling?
No.

But it'll be hilarious for us to act like we think that and get slapped down for it, so continue.
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>>26125429
>"You honestly expect me to trust someone like this to watch my back?
I assumed he was under us with this line.

If he's not part of our crew, counter with his own line. Make a big show of being an innocent under attack by this pony that is supposed to be our ally. How could we possibly trust him out in the skies when he's so hostile in front of the boss?
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>>26125432
I thought it was cuz they had a nice one on their foreheads to wave the white flag on.
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So we are calling this CYOA Dots for short right?
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>>26125514

No reason not to.
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>>26125514
Yes
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>>26125476
This.
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>>26125476

I like it.
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>>26124791
>He doesn't know
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>Chicken? CHICKEN?!

>A less restrained gryphon would've eviscerated a pony for less than thought, but luckily for the unicorn you are not as easily coaxed to violence as others.

>You smirk and make an effort for a showy little chortle, as if a pony calling you a chicken was a whimsical amusement.

"An amusing thought coming from the Flagpole," you reply. "Frankly with such a neigh-saying attitude, I'm surprised anypony would have you as part of their crew with how quick you are to stomp upon the good name of anypony who comes to work here."

>Just then there's a loud 'ahem' from the stout stallion.

>"Red Beryl here is the flight lead for the escort ships," the stallion explains.

>"Which means when the cannons start firing and you're fighting back the urge to shit yourself, you have to listen to my orders," Red Berly adds, not making any attempts to hide his enjoyment of this fact. "Well, if the boss wants to waste a junker on you, who am I to stop him? Just stay out of my way."

>With one last scoffing 'hmph,' the unicorn heads for the door, leaving the three of you just rolling your eyes a bit.

>"Uptight prick..." the boss pegasus murmurs to himself.

"If he's so charming, why do you put up with him?"

>"His uncle's an admiral in the Crystal Empire Expeditionary Fleet," the stout stallion explains. "Annoying as he is, it gets us shipping contracts... and he's not half-bad in a fight, to be fair."

>"Just ignore him," the boss tells you. "Now, Stubs here will take you to your ship and explain the details of the first job. Normally there's a longer orientation but we'll be shipping out soon so I need your vessel ready for launch ASAP. Any questions?"

Any last questions or just go with Stubbs?
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>>26125725
Onward, Stubbo!
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>>26125725
Do we have enough time to paint it pink?
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>>26125725
Where's the bathroom?
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>>26125725
How official is this place? What even is this place? I thought we were supposed to be privateers, but we have to take orders from random dudes?
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>>26125725
We should get to know our crew before we set off
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>>26125793
When was privateers established? We could be protecting merchants or a pirate or military.
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>>26125793
We are privateers, we work for a private shipping company.

Did you assume we'd just be some rich special snowflake that has his own ship and somehow magically has contracts fall from heaven?
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>>26125725
Adventure waits for no bird!
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>>26125811
A privateer is a private, that is, non-military, ship authorized to act in war, more specifically the capture of enemy shipping. If we are doing the shipping, we're a merchantman.
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>>26125808
We aren't doing the protecting at all, anon. We're the merchant. Red Beryl is our escort.
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>no mention of being a privateer anywhere in the cyoa
Why would you assume that?
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>>26125848
Aren't we also an escort?
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>>26125725
Can we hear what the job is before we go?
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>>26125860
Wishful thinking. People want to be Sky Pirates, and given that we're working for someone, privateer is the next best thing.
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>>26125874
agreed
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>>26125860

Because that's what was decided back when the game was being discussed in cyoag.
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>>26125903
Anons in cyoag aren't the QM though.
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>>26125903
Unless we had a second one I thought it was pirate.
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So what's the name of our majestic vessel? I've always been partial to the "Mistake Not My Current State Of Joshing Gentle Peevishness For The Awesome And Terrible Majesty Of The Towering Seas Of Ire That Are Themselves The Milquetoast Shallows Fringing My Vast Oceans Of Wrath".

"Speedwell" also works.
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>>26125928
The Garruson
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>>26125848
No, Red Beryl is our boss. We're a guard, we're just not in charge of the escort fleet.
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>>26125937
The Dream
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>>26125947
I don't mind it
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>>26125945
Why would you have a
>>26125725
>junker
as an escort? Surely an escort would be purpose built and well maintained, or else it would be much use.
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>>26125974
Not that anon but their is more then 1 escort for whatever it is, I assume they are trying to get as much d as possible.
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>>26125974
and surely the new hire wouldn't get the best ship and the guy who dislikes us would insult us by belittling what we have.

Remember how he said he doesnt trust us to watch his back? Why would a junker/cargo boat be expected to watch his back?
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"No no, I shan't take any more of your time," you reply, giving an exaggerated bow before you are lead away by Stubbs.

>He leads you out and through a number of corridors until you eventually reach a lift.

"So what's the job anyways? I mean, I kinda zoned out when you said 'we want you to captain an airship.' Everything beyond that is kind of a haze."

>"Well you were making a rather high-pitched 'eeee' noise the whole way here," Stubbs replies.

"I just got a little excited, that's all."

>As the lift churns and clunks on its ascent, you take a moment to do a quick preening. For all its wonders, machines do tend to make an awful mess with soot and grease getting everything.

>"It's a pretty standard escort," Stubbs explains. "Got a delivery to Canterlot. You, Beryl, and ten others are flying escort."

>You stop mid-preen, glancing back to Stubbs and spitting out a loose feather.

"That's a lot of ships for a single convoy. Delivering a new throne to her Majesty or something?"

>"Need-to-know information, lad. Normally we wouldn't bring somebody in so close to launch but boss felt we need the extra protection."

>The lift lurches to a halt and Stubbs leads you out onto a catwalk, taking you into the hangar bay. Across the vast open space, you see close to a dozen airships all docked at their ports, some massive...some small...some bright and colourful...others slender and unassuming. You're almost springing in your step wondering which one is yours.

>"Where you hail from anyways?" Stubbs ask, trotting alongside you. "I mean, I know most of your kind are from Gryphonstone but I didn't want to be presumptuous..."

Your answer?
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>>26125996
But why have escorts at all? It's more profitable to arm your merchantmen and send more of them. Sending escorts means more money sunk in maintenance with no commensurate increase in cargo shipped.
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>>26126008
Minos.
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>>26126008
Well, that's me wrong. So much for "The Adventures of Garrus, Trucker of the Skies". Maybe next time.
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>>26126008
Born in a traveling circus.
Not really, that's just what we tell people.
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>>26126008
Believe it or not, I was born while my mother was flying high over open seas. I wasn't born on an airship. My mother popped me out and I started dropping. That's how I learned to fly, you know. The skies were my birthplace and my home, and I belong to no one except it. And you guys I guess.
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>>26126008
All over, really. Our parents were airship crew. Civilian, so mom could get away with having a kid.
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>>26126108
All over sounds good
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>>26126008
whatever airship we get we should be over optimistic
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>>26126008
Small city called Palaven
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"Believe it or not, but I was born in mid-flight, flinging out from my mother's womb and forced to learn to fly within the next fifteen seconds or face a watery demise! It was a birth in the truest of gryphon traditions in order to weed out the weak and the sickly."

>"Good heavens," Stubbs replies, aghast. "Is that true?"

"Of course not. I was born in Gryphonstone, but I've spent most of my years going from place to place thanks to pop's work that the sky the only place I ever really consider home."

>Stubbs looks a little relieved to hear that you were just pulling his hoof and he leads you on along the catwalk. Your excitement grows with every step to the point where you're almost prancing along.

>Which one is going to be yours? The big one over there? Maybe that flashy silver one. Oh! The one with the big pointy sails! That one's got your name written all over! But then one ship in particular catches your attention, a long and slender red ship adorned with cannons and thick plates of armour.

"Ohmygosh! Is that a Gallant-Class cruiser? How did somepony get their claws on one of those? They only just started decommissioning those from the Crystal Expeditionary Fleet only a few years back."

>You let out a longing, wistful sigh.

"Look at that prow. It could cut through clouds like butter..." you swoon.

>"That's Red Beryl's ship," Stubbs informs you, raining all over your daydream. "That Uncle I mentioned pulled a few strings to get it for him."

"Of course," you sigh. "So... um, which will you have me commanding?"

>"That one."

>He directs your attention down the way to the last ship at moor. What do you see?

(1/2)
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>>26126277
Whatever it is we're naming it the "Normandy"
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>>26126277

Select a ship class (good time to pick a name as well if you'd like):

Red-Tail Class Cruiser - an old model dating back a few decades, these mid-sized escorts were known for their firepower and durability back in the day. It might not outrun today's vessels, but it's a reliable airship that's been popular with shipping crews for years. It's armed with six main cannons and seven deck guns, though it has room for at least two more cannons.

Galloping Class Destroyer - the Galloping class was a mainstay of the Equestrian Defence Fleet for over a decade. They're well-liked for their balance of speed, firepower, and survival. With six main cannons and five deck guns, it can handle most pirates you'll come across.

Onyx Class Frigate - though built using Crystal Empire technology, the Onyx class is still pretty basic when compared to modern vessels. It's engines, however, can still outpace most Equestrian or Gryphon-built vessels. Sadly, for it's speed it sacrifices armour and firepower, equipped with only four main cannons and four deck guns.
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>>26126290
>Onyx Class Frigate
This
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>>26126290
Cruiser
FULL STR
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>>26126290
Okay, real talk. What the hell kind of tech are we working with that we're mixing cannons with deck guns?
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>>26126290
whatever has the most class
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>>26126290
Jack-of-all-trades Destroyer sounds good to me.
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>>26126290
Galloping Class.
We multi-talented now.
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>>26126290
What's the difference between a cannon and a deck gun?
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>>26126336
I assume from the text that cannons are side mounted but more powerful

Deck guns are aimable but less deadly
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>>26126329
>jack-of-all-trades
Garrus doesn't half-ass anything! He goes all the way all the time!
I'm voting for the battle Cruiser and have it be painted entirely hot pink.
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>>26126318
>>26126336
I'd guess cannons are on the side and deck guns are on the top.
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>>26126329
>>26126334
This.
>>26125928
Also this.
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>>26126290
Red-Tail Class Cruiser

Ya gotta love that firepower.
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>>26126290
Onyx
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>>26126351
>Garrus doesn't half-ass anything!

Except speed because it's a convenient excuse to get your way, right?
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>>26126290
What kind of shot are we throwing?
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>>26126299
>>26126286
Still voting these
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>>26126290

Let's go with the Red-Tail.
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Really should've put the poll right from the start.

http://strawpoll.me/6551569
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I picked a great time to go watch Star Wars....

I say Onyx class, and name it the Normandy. Because our name is Garrus.

And if the choice is still out about orientation, I would pick gay, if bi is out of the question. I think we can do more with a gay MC, story wise. Imagine the dashing airship captain with all the ladies after him, and their disappointment when they find he isn't their type.Among other things(dirty secret, etc)Besides,there's lesbian MCs but no gay ones, far as I know.
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>>26126372
It's not half-assing if there's nothing there at all.

Garrus is showy. I'm going to set aside "muh optimal game stats" in favor of picking the one that suits the character best. Frankly, I'd be fine with the fast, weak one too, but I think it's more entertaining to have a sissy warship. Balance is boring and Garrus should be anything but.
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>>26126406
I agree with the non-spoiler parts, but the spoiler is so wrong and utterly retarded that I'm now questioning my support for the rest.
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>>26126407
>Garrus is showy.
>sissy warship
>Balance is boring

Sorry, I didn't see 'sissy griffon protagonist' in any of those dozens of eager posts in the two weeks of /cyoag/ threads where we talked about Innkeeper's awesome new Pones of Icarus airship game with sky pirates and a big customizable tech tree. I didn't realize we were going to immediately throw out pretty much every potential future option I'd have loved about this game in order to stay in our loosely-defined character.
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>>26126441
whats the most showy ship? that what i will vote for
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>>26126451
None of them are showy. They're all third rate and decades from the cutting edge.
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>Cruiser was winning before the strawpoll.
>Now only has one vote.

Am I the only one who thinks several anons changed their vote purely to spite the anon who wrote >>26126351 and >>26126407 ?
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>>26126441
>/cyoag/ gets more priority than what's happening in the actual quest
>caring about systems and the "game" more than the character
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Destroyer is the best choice. We can likely tailor it to speed or damage later.
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>>26126441
I'm with you, but if it gets to that point I'm just going to stop playing.
There's no need to hang around and argue with the faggots who inhabit this sort of thing. Once they get their claws in they don't let go.
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>>26126457
Technically they're not even third rate. Hell, they're not even sixth rate. The largest has 13 guns, which makes it a sloop.
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>>26126492
Well, that's assuming airships follow those rules.
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>>26126506
Well, yes, obviously. More for fun than statement of fact.
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>>26126465
>/cyoag/ and the players here have little to no overlap
I'll pretend that that makes sense.

>the gameplay of a game is unimportant
I'm here for sky battles and airship autism, not because I'm especially interested in the nuances of Garrus the cartoon catbird. If I like him enough to not actively vote against him (which I'm already considering), his character is good enough for me. Until we get a lovable crew of screwups, my priority is on the airship.
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Okay, safe to say the Destroyer wins the poll.
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>>26126542
yee
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We should crew a full team of flight capable saliors and then make a habit of crashing our airship into our enemy.
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>>26126564
Mandatory blindfolds for all gunners.
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>>26126542
I still want to name it the Normandy.
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>>26126571
I feel that's taking the reference a little too far.
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>>26126564
>crashing our airship into our enemy
Can we put a big metal stick on the front so it hurts them more than us?
Or maybe
dare I suggest
TWO big metal sticks?
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>>26126567
Only way to do things
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>>26126575
We already look like Garrus and have his name.
We need to go further.

>>26126564
>>26126567
>>26126582
>>26126584
This is dumb
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>>26126582
Brains of the operation right here
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>>26126582
Woah, lets not get crazy.

>>26126594
Normany's a boring name tbqh fampai.
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>>26126605
>tbqh fampai
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>>26126617
>le trashdude maymay
Put yourself in while you're there.
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>A Galloping-class Destroyer, a ship so ubiquotous with the Equestrian fleets that pretty much every pony in uniform at one point has served on board a Galloping-class or it's multitude of variants. Every time a generation of these vessels was decommissioned and sent to the auction block, they're snatched up by enterprising businessponies faster than you could say 'by Luna's mane!'

>Armed with six Royal Ordinance 16-pound Crystal-Tech Cannons, it's still more than capable of holding it's own in a fight against anything in its weight category. It's a long and eloquent craft, it's wood and brass hull a testament to the equine engineering that went into it.

>However, the first thing that catches your eye immediately...

"It's... pink."

>"Ah-heh, yeah, the crew used to have a lot of fun messing around with ol' Captain Colourblind," Stubbs chuckles to himself. "Every time they get into port somepony would go 'what's with the pink ship' and then the entire crew would be all 'no, Cap'n, trust us! It ain't pink. That pony just be messing with you.' Twelve years and he never caught on."

>At least you can say that you'll never have to worry about forgetting where you park it.

>"By the way, you'll be happy to know that Smooth Sailing will be with you as your First Mate. He's a fine airpony - stern, profession, and disciplined. You can really see the Equestrian military training in him, which is something this company could sorely use a lot more of. How'd a gryphon like you ever cross paths with a pony like him?"

(1/2)
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>>26126575
I'd have stopped it at reach and flexibility.

I didn't notice if this was mentioned, but since OP mentions crystal tech does this mean it shares a universe with JAD? Albeit some time in the future
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>>26126621

How do you know your First Mate, Smooth Sailing?

Childhood friends - you grew up together and were such close friends you could practically finish each other's sentences. Your paths may have parted for a while but fate has brought you back together. True friends to the end, as they say.

Saviour - one of you saved the other's life (metaphorically or literally), and now a debt is owed that needs to be repaid. You might not know each other that well, but the bond has been forged and the committment to it is unparallel.

Co-Worker/Comrade - you've worked together either in the shops or on a ship. You may not necessarily be the best of friends, but you know how the other works and that's important for the smooth operation of any ship.

Drunken Bender - you two met at a bar one fateful night. Next thing you know, many bottles have been drunk, the two of you are on the other side of town, and you've got a inflatable Celestia doll with you. Either way, you've stuck by each other since.
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>>26126621
Best color is best
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>>26126621
>want to make gay bathhouse joke
>wouldprobably just cause problems
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>>26126636
>Comrade

We went on a mission together killing a bunch of crystal powered robots.
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>>26126636
A childhood friend who we saved from a pack spiders, he said he would protect me forever... I think we were 5 and he never went back.
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>>26126621
>six sixteen pounders
Respectable, for its size. We have any swivels?
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>>26126594
>Putting a big metal hood ornament on the airship to impale rocs and sky pirates on is dumb.

Oh yeah. You're right. No ship in the history of ever has had a big long wooden or metal spike on the front of the bow, has it?
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>>26126636
>Drunken Bender
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>>26126636
COMRADE
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>>26126636
Childhood. Nice to have a bruda from anuda mudda here for adventures.
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>>26126660
>>26126650
these
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>>26126646

Kek. Voting for this.
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>>26126655
I meant the part about blinding our gunners.
A Ram isn't a terrible choice, but shouldn't be our main weapon.
I vote to prioritize the versatile deck guns
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>>26126636
Childhood friends .
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>>26126655
Hey.
Hey anon.
Hey.
You know what's better than ramming things?
GUNS.
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>>26126640
You can probably make a few until it gets repainted.

>>26126636
Drunk bender, or childhood friend. Either one.
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>>26126703
>Drunk bender, or childhood friend. Either one.
Why can't we do both?
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>>26126675
>>26126694
You know what's better than guns?
Guns.
And ramming stuff when we're out of options.
But mostly guns.

So I guess I'm agreeing with you guys.

Also, >>26126636 childhood friends.
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>>26126655
To be fair though, those ships were made specifically for ramming. This one, not so much. Not yet, anyway.

>>26126711
Drunk bender with a childhood friend? Ok.
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>>26126713
Well, the problem with ramming things is that it's really hard. It's difficult enough to be going fast enough in the right direction in two dimensions. And really, if we're agile enough to pull it off, we're probably not structurally sound enough to fly away from it. And not all of our crew can fly on their own.
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"Oh, we've known each other since we were wee ones. We used to put on these big cardboard boxes and pretend we were pirates, raiding cookie jars."

>As you draw nearer, standing on the upper deck of your 'new' destroyer was the pegasus in question. With his dark gray coat and even darker, wind-swept mane, Smooth Sailing was always the picturesque airship sailor. Even so many years after leaving the Equestrian military, the pegasus still carries himself with discipline and pride, along with a tidy greatcoat and peaked cap. Aside from a lack of regalia, you'd swear he's still an airship captain.

"Smooth!" you shout out as you fly up the gangplank.

>"Garrus! It's about bloody time you showed up," he replies, flashing a quick grin.

>You throw your arms around him and give your old friend a long overdue hug.

"You know me, gotta be fashionably late," you insist, "And I see you're doing your usual thing - going over every detail with a fine tooth comb. So how long did you yell at the deckhoof when you saw the ship was pink?"

>"Only a couple of minutes."

"At least you're getting better."

>"Well he did fly away, so it was cut short," Smooth scoffs, rolling his eyes. "Have you been brought up to speed on our assignment?"

"Guard the big freighter airship until we get to Canterlot. Easy-peasy."

>"I see your short attention still persists," Smooth mutters. "Anyways, I was just getting started on some inspections if you'd like to see the disaster waiting for us with, um... I guess you still need to decide on a name."

Your ship, which still needs a name, consists of four decks.
-Upper deck (open air) contains the deck guns, bridge control, and access to the aftquarter, which houses your cabin, office, and a conference hall.
-Gun Deck houses the main cannons and access to the engine room
-Crew Deck, where all the other crew members reside or work, including a galley and the kitchen
-And the lowest deck has the brig and storage holds.

What would you like to do first?
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>>26126813
Crew we should address them first
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>>26126822
gotta give them their personal hug and kiss.
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>>26126813
We should work our way up from the lowest deck. But take some time to greet the crew if they're there
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>>26126813
>including a galley and the kitchen
>a galley
>and the kitchen

...I'm sorry what?
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>>26126838
>Tell us a bedtime story Cap'n!
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>>26126848
they are our special minions
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>>26126813
It's named the Normandy

We should check on the guns.
Gotta run some calibrations
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>>26126848
>Gay griffon dad to all of his crew
God that sounds funny.
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>>26126822

Meeting the crew does seem like a good idea.
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>>26126904
We're not gay, fuck off
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>>26126813
Let's banter some name ideas to Smooth playing on his personality.
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>>26126904
>The crew has two dads.
"So which one is the Captain in the relationship?"
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>>26126909
We're probably not going to act like a dad either, stop being so triggered.
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How about the Happy Clucker?
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>>26126914
Well, flowers are popular. I saw "Speedwell" upthread. I ran a Rogue Trader game with the ship named "Swiftsure". Alternatively, you can go full Royal Navy with "Dreadnought", "Daring", or "Devastation". I imagine storms might be popular, so "Gale" or "Typhoon" might fit.
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>>26126943
Swiftsure sounds nice. Sadly I'm unable to come up with any pun names or references that aren't the blatantly obvious and boring 'Normandy'.
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"I'm still mulling a few ideas in my head for names. Obviously we need something flashy and with pizzaz!"

>"Well it would be hard to have something nice and respectable when your ship is hot pink," Smooth replies.

"How about the Pink Flamingo?"

>"I'll mutiny before I let you name her that. This is a proper ship, have some class."

"Class... that's kinda funny coming from Mr. 'Full Moon to the Princess while on Parade.'"

>"That was an accident. Now how about we worry about the name later?" Smooth sighs.

>You clasps your claws togther and rub your palms eagerly.

"Okay then, I think the first order of business for a Captain's address to the crew," you explain.

>You make your way to the 'commander center' of your ship, even though it was really just the deck above the aftcastle. You pause for a second to run your talons along the ship's wheel, feeling the grooves and contours of its well-worn surface. Then you realize something...

"Hey, where's my radio?" you quip, noticing the absence of the particular piece of communication equipment.

>"Probably somewhere below deck," Smooth answers.

>Since it'd be hard to address the ship without the intercomm system, you follow your friend below to the gun deck. The sight of the seasoned 16-pounders brings you a small sense of comfortable familiarity. You see a handful of ponies at work, moving ammunition crystals about and polishing up the cannons. Of particular note you see a pair of young mares seemingly directing the others - you'd swear they were identical twins except one's clearly a pegasus.

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>>26126949

Gah, forgot the add 'while the other is an earth pony.' to the end of that last sentence
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Name the ship The Birdie Bin.
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>>26126949
Well we can't let ourselves be outshined by these mares, we should do something special before introducing ourselves.
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>>26126961
I like it.
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>>26126961
Not enough of a flaming pun
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>>26126949
No need to be shy, walk up behind them and pull them together and ask if you two cute things are related.
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>>26126914
>Thunderbolt
>Damsel
>Summer Moon
>Torrent
>Maelstrom
>Paladin
>Defense
>Danger
>Sprite
>Speedy
>Seagull
>Foam
>Halberd
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>>26126961
This
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>>26126961
why is it some sort of joke?
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>>26126963
Make sure we got the sparkle claws.
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>>26126984

>If they're not twins, they sure seem to be trying hard to give that impression - both having similar slender white figures, golden locks draping down their neck and shoulders, and curly tails teasing you with their swaying.

>As their backs are turned to you, you decide to swoop up behind them, nestling between them and greeting by setting an arm across each's shoulder.

"Well I can see I'm going to have a very lovely-looking crew that--"

>"EEEK!"

>The pegasus lets out a startled shriek when you make contact. The next thing you know, something big and metallic strikes you right in the face and a jolt of electricity shoots through your back, down your legs, up to the top deck, and out the gangplank to catch a ferry to the next town. When your senses come to, you're laying on the ground, twitching and sore all over.

>Three ponies stand over you, Smooth Sailing and the two mares - with a terrified-looking pegasus holding what an electrified club in her hooves.

>"Way to go, Crossy, you KO'd the captain in one shot," the other mare remarks.

>"Oh shit... I, uh...I didn't know, I swear! I just--he startled me and--"

>"Nice backhoof though," Smooth comments. He looks down at you and waves his hoof in front of your face. "Hey Garrus, you still with us?"

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>>26127100
Laugh it off "you sure of a electric personality, I love that!"
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>>26127100
hug and make up
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>>26127100
Clearly, Garrus shares Pots affinity for getting hit in the face.

Mumble some gibberish and pretend nothing happened.
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>>26127126
This.
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>>26127126
"Is this what love is and it all starts with a spark, not to worry lovely ladys my love for my crew is stronger then ever "
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>>26127126
Seconding.

>>26127134
Yeah no.
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>>26127126
>Not being peppy
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>>26127100
Act like you didn't hurt to save face. Pretend it takes more than that to keep us down...well for long anyhow.
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>>26127201
>coward with no airship experience
>lets potential employers shittalk him
>picks the starship rainbow as his first ship
>gets his ass tazed by a mare half his size

Oh yeah, he's the peppiest motherfucker in this whole fleet.
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>Getting one-shotted in the face by a dainty pegasus might sully the reputation of some, but all you need to do is get up, say something pithy, and laugh it off.

"Isg kent fee ma fashe."

>"Just give it a few more minutes for the shock to wear off," the earth pony mare remarks, smirking a bit as she watches you stumble back to your feet.

>"I am so so so so sososososososo sorry," the little pegasus rambles. "Please don't keel haul me."

>"Oh don't worry about it," the earth pony say, putting a hoof around the still-horrified pegasus. "The Captain here would have to be pretty daft to wanna toss one of the best damn gunners there is."

>As the feeling begins to return to your face, your able to unruffle your feathers and properly address them without drooling on yourself.

"I take you're in charge of the gunnery crews."

>"Well technically I AM," the earth pony says. "Name's Skull, and this here is Crossbones. We're a package deal so you better not getting any funny ideas about disciplining my gal pal here."

>Now judging by the fact that Skull's cutie mark is a bunch of daisies, and Crossbone's is some sort of flower you're not familiar with, the names aren't the ones they were born with.

>"By the way, have either of you seen the radio?" Smooth asks.

>Skull smirks a bit, almost knowingly and mischievously. "Well, I wouldn't know really, but if I had to make an educated guess I would say the main cargo hold."

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>>26127230
"Well gals lets go get it, oh and my little flower no hard feelings for the thorns"
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>>26127230
ask more about them
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>>26127230
Right. No hard feelings, but if you'll excuse me I've got to find that radio. We can talk later.(waggle eyebrows?)
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>>26127230
You hear that smooth a packed deal. Well I guess we have to punish you both then.... 10 whole hugs.
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>>26127252
No. God, no.

>>26127263
This one's bearable.
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>>26127268
No pudding after dinner!
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>>26127252
>>26127263
Good lord this so is cringey.
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>>26127284
What would you say?
I don't the second one is anywhere near as bad as the first
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>>26127252
I vote for this
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>>26127230
Say it's not a problem and then leave the poor mares be before you die or get a sexual hersment change.

Find the radio we can get to know them later.
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>>26127299
In before CYOAG complains about a bland character
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>>26127299
No you don't.
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>>26127299
well I second it
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>>26127308
Too late. They already are. There's just no pleasing some people.
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>>26127315
No you don't.
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>>26127323
true dat
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>>26127323
People would rather be bland than autistic.
Like right now, look at the people for and against >>26127252
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>>26127349
>Like right now, look at the people against >>26127252
FTFY
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>>26127252
Get rid of 'my little flower' and that's fine.
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>>26127296
Probably just say it's not a big deal. And apologize for freaking out the mare with the club.

Then stop acting like a special needs child.
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>>26127360
Why not just have him say "oh and no hard feelings"
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>Create flamboyant character
>Lets make all his actions bland
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>>26127358
So yeah, people would rather be bland than autistic. You can't call other people out for saying this MC is bland too.
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>>26127371
>Flamboyant means autistic
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>>26127369
I'm fine with the thorns as a QT mark reference, the 'my little flower' is coming on too strong too fast after getting decked. It's off-putting.
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>>26127371
Well, ideally, we shouldn't have to. We've already given Portmaster a basic outline of our character. We should be able to say "stand up, apologize, and continue our inspection" and then have it rendered into character appropriate action and dialogue.
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Bland MC? Its literally our fist day!

>>26127371
At least we don't have a lisp. That would be cheap
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I get the feeling people think I was hitting on her, no I was being dramatic because its fun and playful.
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>>26127380
It sounds cringy as fuck and we literally just introduced ourselves.
Everyone already thinks we are weak as shit. Saying crap like that isn't going to help our image.
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>>26127372
>if he's not an obnoxious fudgepacker with no understanding of social nuances, he's bland

Did Innkeeper take classes at the Inept school of QM-ing? People said Pot was bland so let's veer off to the other end of the spectrum in the next CYOA? I'm starting to think the cringeposters are just being ironic.
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>>26127383
At least put in the effort, Anon. It's not fair to put ALL of the characterization of the MC on the QM.
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>>26127396
At this point I'm left to assume that a portion of the players will find anything remotely flowery or unusual 'cringy'.
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>>26127398
This, some of us are trying to create fun and amusing scenes
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>>26127398
All the writing is going from the QM anyway.
Even if he is going off prompts its still him doing the characterization.
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>>26127404
>Putting the "thorns" shit in makes it a shitty pun and makes him sound like a smug asshole who thinks he is really clever.

Hardly the best impression to start off with.
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Getting back on track
We're here to play a game, people
>>26127230
Is her smirk because the radio should have been obviously in the cargo hold, or because we're going to get surprised there?
Either way, thank her for her help and let's get that radio. We can always talk later.
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>>26127404
What's that? Talking like an obnoxious faggot is cringey? Really? I never would have guessed.
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"It's fine - no hard feelings, really! In fact, not much feeling at all," you remark, poking a bit at your cheeks. "So what sorta experience do you two bring to the ship?"

>"Over ten years of gunning experience between the two of us," Skull boasts. "Ran the gun crews on Red Beryl's ship of tight-asses but then...um, things happened and we decided for a change of venue."

>"We got thrown off," Crossbones murmurs. "Beryl said some things and then Skull said some other things...and then the two of them started yelling at each other."

>"Long story short, I fired his favourite sword out of the cannon into Luna's Bay. Personally I thought it was hilarious."

"Well anypony that gets under the Flagpole's skin is fine by me! Now keep up the good work and we'll talk more later."

>You manage a smile back to them, making sure you're out of striking distance before you flash a more playful grind and continue on your way. Once you're out of sight, though, you let out a pained groan and slump to the ground, resting against a nearby post.

>"Everything okay?" Smooth asks.

"It hurts to talk," you groan. "I feel like my beak is on crooked. Are my feathers okay? They're not singed are they?"

>You start preening at them, trying to get all the ruffles and crimps out.

>"Perhaps next time you'll consider just a 'hello.' Are you sure you're fine? I'm sure the ship's doctor has settled into her office."

Input action. Also I think I'll call it a night here and we'll resume tomorrow. It's been an...interesting debut.
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>>26127424
>>26127427
See
>>26127424

After a few really cringy suggestions some players seem to be moving the polar opposite where everything is cringy with no in between. Which is funny since this MC seems to be swinging directly opposite of Pot.
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>>26127428
Meh, we've probably had worse hits than that.
Lets get to the cargo hold
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>>26127398
Maybe. This is the first time I've been part of a quest on /mlp/. I've played on /tg/ and a few other sites, and I've never actually been in a thread where the QM just asked, "okay now make a character."
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>>26127449
Have you checked out the quest archive? I recommend reading some other stories on there. I'd like to recommend checking out the CYOA Discussion thread, but that place is pretty toxic.

https://anonpone.pineapplecomputing.com/
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>>26127457
I wonder how hard it truly is to forget you're dealing with other human beings, even if you can't see their faces.

Spoiler rant.
Why are there so many insistent on making a mountain out of a molehill? Just, why? What possible reason could a fictional character saying something you don't like be enough to treat it like the worst thing ever?
I'm just here to play a game, and if I don't like it, I'll just find something else. Its not like Garrus acting one way is going to change how you are in real life.
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>>26127457
You mean fuck those people and hope they die
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>>26127428
lets go meet the doc
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>>26127467
And that one anon earlier said that there's a ton of overlap between here and the general.
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>>26127473
>Starts setting thread on fire
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>>26127466
I'm more disappointed than anything.
I feel like this Quest had a lot of potential and its already been messed up by shitposting.

Sure it will probably bounce back but I don't think it will become what it could have been.
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>>26127466
>I try act in character by suggesting playful antics
>Turns out people like it bland
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>>26127551
>try to act like an autistic fedoratipper.
>gets mad when anons call his shit cringy.
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>>26127466
Well. It's about ideas, really. Good ideas are the foundation of a good quest. From what I gather from the CYOA general and this thread, there's been quite a bit of hype surrounding this quest. That's understandable. Airships, sky pirates and suchlike are practically candy to the kind of people who play these games. So there is potential. Lots of it.

However, people have expectations going into the thread. Most were looking forward to Sky Pirate adventures, because that was what was being brainstormed in the general. When I saw this thread in the catalog, I was expecting Horatio Hornblower "in Equestria" and was pretty hyped for it. As you may have gathered, the reality is somewhat different. The main character, rather than being a larger than life swashbuckler or a loyal navy captain, is kind of a pushover and has a sense of being out of his depth. The action is proceeding slowly, and very little has actually been accomplished. In my experience, progression like this should be reserved for Thread #3 and on, so that a solid hook can be established for the players, and so the thread number can keep out shitposters.

In any case, these problems are fixable. And because of that possibility, that this thread can be "better" than it is right now, that all those expectations can still be fulfilled, players are trying to do exactly that. To fix it. But each of them is trying to fix it according to their own ideal, rather than any established rhythm.

Sorry if this is fragmented, I've been awake entirely too long.

>>26127457
I've got the thread alt-tabbed at the moment. It's certainly.... interesting.
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>>26127559
>Gets mad
>Not sitting back and loling at the fun police
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>>26127551
This playerbase is made up of JAD players who only know bland, and airship autists who don't care about character at all.
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>>26127566
Why do people say his a pushover? The first thing he did we talk shit back when insulted.
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>>26127579
Projection.
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>>26127570
And here I am trying to make a fun character and events.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_spacecraft_in_the_Culture_series
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>>26127579
>gets bitchslapped
>I-its okay
total push over
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>>26127623
Well I wanted to punish them with hugs but bland mumbling and leaving won out.
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>>26127579
That's true and I may have been uncharitable. I suppose that, rather than being a pushover, he simply feels, unconfident, perhaps? He goes for the handshake, fails, tries to cover it by faking a scratch. To me it feels like that, rather than being, what was it, "charismatic and flamboyant", he's faking it, trying to big himself up for his new boss and station. Which is entirely appropriate to the situation and background, but causes some dissonance when people act like he's actually charming when he's shown no such thing.
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>>26127629
we will attach a bunch of spikes to our ship and barrel roll into any issue we have.
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I'm looking forward to tomorrow storm, I wonder what it will be about next or just more of the same.
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>>26127651
It will be jolly and gay
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>>26127566
So perhaps it may be because of the overhype then?
That makes sense. I know that with some of what I was hearing, I was half expecting a CYOA Black Flag. But this is the internet, specifically 4chan. I was kinda prepared for it to not meet my expectations, so I decided I'd just see where it goes.

As for the action though, nothing much can be done about that. Its just our Portcockmaster's style.

As for the difference in player ideals, sure I welcome the variety of opinion. But its still just that, opinion. What they think has no effect on me half way around the world, I see no point in the continuous shitposting. The anon posting is a human being just like me, even if whatever comes out of his mouth only can make him sound like an asshole.
He's just not worth the future pain and effort to keep an argument, so I (try to) let it go. At the very least just leave a "I disagree and here's why". However they respond is their decision.

>>26127654
Too bad we can't make a seamen joke.
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>>26127566
>I was expecting Horatio Hornblower "in Equestria"
I like you
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>>26127707
Well, you could argue that 4chan's very minimal and anonymous system allows people to see other posters as obstacles rather than individuals, promoting the idea that if you just argue "hard" enough, they'll concede and you get victory points, but that's descending into pop psychology.

Anyway, all this airship business has me all riled up. What would you think of a quest based around that old fanfic chestnut "Celestia v Nightmare Moon". You are a captain in the Equestrian navy, pre Nightmare Moon. You and your cool ship are at a naval review, when half the fleet strikes its colors and runs up a new flag, with the moon emblazoned on it.

Then they open fire.

You need to save your ship and fight your way out of the biggest single naval battle in history. If you succeed, you get to navigate an Equestria tearing itself apart at the seams. Do you uphold your oaths and restore order to a land beset by war? Do you swear yourself to the shadowy upstart, intent on avenging herself on her sister? Or do you abandon duty entirely, and use your ship to carve yourself a fiefdom amidst the chaos?

Would you play that CYOA?
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>>26127877
>fight your way out of the biggest single naval battle in history
You lost me there. Being a captain doing captainy things is fine, but hurr big battle of fate sounds boring.
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>>26127877
I'd expect a lot of focus on action, impersonal decisions and only a few really interesting characters so not much focus is taken away from the big decisions.
So basically, a more in-depth pony version of https://www.choiceofgames.com/broadsides/

Sure, I'll play. Even if only to see if I like it.
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>>26127898
The original idea was less "huge smackdown fate of the world" and more "shooting gallery", I guess? NMM is trying to eliminate the navy in one go and establish air superiority. She'd fail, because trying to destroy a fleet is really hard when they have no reason to stick around being shot at. So the navy escapes, but is scattered and has to regroup. Forgive the reference, but more "Isstvan V" than "Siege of Terra", if that helps.
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>>26127326
Fuck. What a blessed morning.
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>>26128052
well its night for me anon, night brah
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>>26127901
I was thinking one rank, up and down, in terms of characters. You've got your XO, your head surgeon, your lead gunner and so on, and you've got your direct commanding officer, and no further. Keeps things tight and focused.
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>>26128056
Have a good night, you motherfucker. Take pride in the sides you have ruined for the day.

Looking forward to the next session. Hopefully I can participate.
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>>26128084
I hope it starts at a different time though. This session started when it was around 5 a.m. here.
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>>26128056
Night? more like Nightmare.
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Well this went to shit faster than I could have possibly imagined.
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I don't think the character's unusable or anything, we just need to define him a little better.
My immediate thoughts were that he's generally positive and supportive, kinda excitable, but quick to anger when challenged. He doesn't like anyone implying he's weak.
He'll look out for his crew and treat anyone who messes with them harshly, but when it comes to helping others he'll think twice. And then again. And then he'll think about what the reward might be.
I'd like to think him and Smooth play well off each other, with Smooth being the one who tries to reign things in a little when he's being too gungho and sometimes acting as his moral compass.
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>>26129479
We didn't do very much so far, the character will get his shape in the course of the quest and by the way we as players decide to interact with other characters and how we behave in certain situations.
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>>26129522
Anon pls, that barely never works.
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And just like that, AirJAD is already on page 10
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>>26130662
Yeah, this 420 reply thread is surely dead while the QM isn't around to post updates.
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>>26130728
I honestly would have expected more people to bump on page 8 already
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>>26130662
Should have let it die.
You could have stopped this threads suffering.
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>>26130746
There is literally no need to bump a thread that's a couple of posts away from the bump limit with /cyoa/ around where the QM can just to the new thread.
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>>26130793
>can just link
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This quest needs more batponers
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We need a fun silly name to go with our pretty pink airship.
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>>26132661
The Quest Killer
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>>26132680
Not flamboyant enough, perhaps The Quest Raper. That way we can ram our hard long ship into others.
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>>26132661
Your mom's dildo
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>>26132661
The Prostate Exam
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>>26132661
A Friday night out in South Griffonstone.
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I left this CYOA towards the tail end of character creation when it became apparent that we had devolved into a maelstrom of insults, infighting, and sheer bloody chaos.

Can someone tell me who we ended up being, or do I have to wade through all the bullshit to find out?
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>>26132881
We are a male Griffon named something, we are a overly dramatic character.
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>>26132881
A Gay Griffon named after a mass effect character with a Pink boat.
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>>26132944
>gay
[citation needed]
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>>26132661
Someone mentioned Enola Gay in the CYOAG

>>26132963
The more that believe it the more true it becomes
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>>26132963
I hate people thinking we are an eccentric flamboyant grif that we are gay because of it.
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>>26133457
So be a gay grif that acts completely straight?
Like real people?
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>>26133518
Or be a flamboyant, straight griff
Like what's been shown in quest so far.
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>>26133572
this
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>>26133518
>>26133572
Either one is alright
Though the first one does seem more interesting.....I like a challenge
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>>26134130
>the first one is more interesting and challenging to pull off
>despite that being how real life gay dudes are
m8
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>>26134130
Or you can just admit that you want the MC to be gay, homofag
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>>26134183
Most are, but not all.
Besides, we've got no official news on how gay stuff is viewed socially anyway. Could be a challenge, could not be.

>>26134310
I want Garrus to be gay
You feel better yet, anon?
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>>26134400
Oh I'm sorry, I didn't realize that battling sky pirates, protecting commerce from vicious raids, and commanding ships wasn't challenging enough. Might as well want to suck dicks in secret too, THAT'S some fucking heavy stuff right there man
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>>26134500
Not the same guy. But wew, your post is so salty my PC rusted completely
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Okay folks, so I'm at a bit of a crossroads here, so I'll just stick to being blunt and to the point.

The shitshow has made this thing a mess; a mess that I am not enjoying as a QM, and a mess that I don't feel any strong inclination to try and repair on the fly.

I know that the shitposting will subside after a few threads, but I fear the damage has already been done.

Simply put, I'm just not enjoying this and the MC sits at the root of the problem. I still want to make an airship CYOA, but as it currently stands I don't think I can.

Now there are some options beyond just me walking away from this and drowning my regret in ciders. There's retconning, rebooting things, a hard reset, etc.

Personally I think I should've gone with my first instinct from the start and just used Smooth Sailing for the MC.

Could use some...suggestions to figure out how this mess could be rescued.
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>>26135163
reset would be good, don't know why people don't like the char
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>>26135163
I have an idea Lets play Jad but I think it would be easier to just sort the characters personality and what we want out of him before we start.
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>>26135163
What's wrong?
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>>26135163
Depends. If you think that the current character and actions are too far off-course, then start over. Honestly, I don't think that what we actually have so far is enough to merit a hard reset, but that's up to you.

Most of the general garbage is in the discussion between posts. Your input as QM can help assuade that and sort out what's good and what's not.
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>>26135191
>don't know why people don't like the char
I think the problem is no one knows who/what the fuck our character's personality is supposed to be.
You got like 3-4 different groups saying he should be 3-4 different ways.
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>>26135222
Yeah but I have no clue how we would sort that out.
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>>26135163
I'd just like a good character to play. The specifics don't bother me as long as you can do it well.
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>>26135163
Kill the MC and replace him with a lovable fatty.
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>>26135163
I think that you probably should have had a prebuilt MC for this.

Looking back, honestly I think letting /mlp/ make characters rarely works. Sometimes it works out, like with Fruity or LongName's MC, but usually the results are subpar.

Now this result was unexpectedly extreme, but I think it makes the case that the MC should be mostly made by the QM.
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Maybe just use wispy when she is older and tie it in with JAD
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>>26135253
Maybe pre built options would be better
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>>26135241
Well, assuming you couldn't get players to pick a personality and stick with it, we'd have to resort to QM making characters himself and letting pick one of them, and then 'softly' forcing us to stay in character.
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>>26135222
>>26135241

Hence my issue...

>>26135243

As would I, which is part of the reason why I'm thinking of switching to Smooth Sailing as the MC. I can salvage parts of the backstory picked out during the game (the whole apprentice/dreaming of the sky/military family bit) and then maybe do a hard reset. Try and keep as much of the original scenario as possible...maybe fast-forward a bit so that I'm not spending the entire first thread just introducing you to everyone.


Random thought: what do you guys think about having the narrative in first person (I like experimenting)?
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>>26135275
Ether or narrative, its up to you.
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>>26135275
First person wouldn't really make much difference.
We're already inside the protags head.
But if you want to try then whatever.
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>>26135275
Looks like bland character wins again
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>>26135275
First, what's wrong with spending the first thread getting our bearings and understanding the world?

Second, a hard reset with a premade character would make things simpler, but I think we can work with what we have. Custom characters make for some interesting stories.

Third, PoV can be whatever, so long as you can write it accurately.
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This is why JAD was perfect, who gives a fuck about the main because the side characters are better in every way.
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>>26135329
>who gives a fuck about the main because the side characters are better in every way
Just about every story/show/movie/game ever.
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>>26135302

1) Nothing's wrong with it. I think my perspective just got skewed because the thread is so cluttered with the mess from the character creation. There's only around a dozen Story posts by the time we hit 400 posts so it feels like things are moving really slowly.

2) I think keeping things simpler might be for the best. I agree that a custom character can make things quite interesting and unpredictable...but all the 'JAD is perfect' meme'ing and overhype has made it impossible for me to go down that route anymore.

3) Well like I said, it'll be an experiment. If everyone hates it then we can go back to how I normally write JAD or something...
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>>26135419
I think first person is worth trying.

I agree with >>26135264 that maybe you should come up with a few prebuilt MC's and have us choose.
Though just one prebuilt is still better than the mess this thread became.
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I don't understand what people don't like about this character.

Who cares about his name. The ship can be repainted. He hasn't shown himself to be gay at all so that's just people literally whining about nothing. And if you want him to behave a certain way all it takes is the suggestion and player support.
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>>26135686
Seconded
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>>26135419
I'm half entertaining the idea of continuing on regardless with the current MC, just to see what you can do.And to spite those other guys

I'm okay with 1st person, but I'm just more confused than anything. What exactly is causing all this mess? Is it because griffons?
Because that one guy suggested a gay response? (which was never actually acted out)

This might just be all just a case of a ridiculously vocal minority for all I know.
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>>26135686
If feel literally nothing for him. He's the least interesting character so far.
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>>26135686
This
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>>26135762
Skull and Crossbones are nothing characters so far. Stubbs, the boss, and even our first mate guy whose name I can't even remember are nothing characters so far. The only character we have really seen is Red, so to say the MC is the least interesting character so far is blatantly ignorant.
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>>26135769
>>26135762
We have done nothing with him, its like saying I feel nothing with whatever the next cyoa charterer is before we started.
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>>26135739
Yeah some people want a mix of pinke/rarity personality to play and have fun with and some people are going
>Gay
the another is countering it
>Anti gay

And it effects everyone because when we want to make something sill it get shut down.
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>>26135810
>>26135833
Sorry my opinion triggers you, but him being so uninteresting despite us having barely met anyone else is the point, not ignorance.
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>>26135986
>Uninteresting

More like your railroading because you don't like him
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>>26136015
>strawmanning
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>>26135986
Maybe you should have said that you find him uninteresting. But when your original words were
>He's the least interesting character so far
that's just flat out wrong to say.
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>>26136015
Are you dumb?
Only the QM can railroad. Player's are supposed to dictate the events of the story. It's railroading when the QM takes that away and does it himself.
Railroading doesn't just mean "I'm not getting what I want wah wah wah"
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>>26136025
>Being this much of a faggot for not getting your way
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>>26136015
>railroading
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Oy...I feel too burnt.

I think I'm just going to go back to JAD for a while tomorrow and revisit this idea another day.
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>>26136029
It's not though, because he's the least interesting character so far.

>>26136039
>being this mad someone doesn't agree with you
It's time to stop m8.
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>>26135739
>I'm half entertaining the idea of continuing on regardless with the current MC, just to see what you can do.And to spite those other guys

This.
And if Innkeeper doesn't like this character that much and just really doesn't want to continue with him, I would rather this whole thing get scrapped than give whining faggots what they want with another character.
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The reason this always happens is because even though the quest already started, people behave like they're still in character creation.
This leads to EVERY user suggesting how they would like the personality of the MC, and if somebody doesn't like it, it leads to this mess.
Basically: Too many different opinions->This happens
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>>26136075
Voting for this
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>>26136051
Todays experiment is what happens if you create and talk about a CYOA in the general.

Result: Cancer
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>>26136057
Fat pegasus boss and Stubbs have no character at all. They were just outlets for lines. You cannot seriously find them more interesting than the MC. I don't care if you hate the MC that much, but he's more interesting than characters who did nothing more than ask us where we're from.
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>>26136077
One option is to make a decision on one thing and just say no to the others. Otherwise, leave it too long and you get this mess
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>>26136115
But I do. Sorry.
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>>26136051
Good luck. Sorry things didn't turn out how you wanted.
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>>26136051
Oh well.
I feel like apologizing, even knowing that this shit wasn't any one person's fault.

Just all of our collective autism and faggotry colliding into a big fucking mess.
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Let's just get this to 500 and say bon voyage for now.
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>>26136280
Same I also feel bad : (
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>>26136280
Same here even though I didn't get to participate.

Take it easy, Portmaster. Tomorrow's just another day.
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>>26136363
You could say this thread crashed and burned like the Hindenburg
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>>26136392
to soon
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And here I thought we would get a unique peppy character to play so that we can actively get into shite instead of it finding us.
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so what do we do now?
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>>26136617
Airship puns?
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>>26136077
Only when you're trying to determine personality from an ongoing argument. Portmaster should have determined what the character's personality was and then ignored that until the arguing settled. You need a firmer hand when dealing with this kind of thing.
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>>26136641
Let's not deflate our QM with any more of those.
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For all the hate about making him gay, at least Garrus was an osprey and not a flamingo
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>>26136921
Should've been a peacock
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>>26136935
>>26136921
I still thing this character would of been awesome to play with
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>>26136956
Just keep him in mind, there'll be another chance to play him eventually
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>>26136984
Judging by this thread its unlikely
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So imagine if we came to a conclusion about the whole gay thing, either yes or no, how would you have personally made the decisions so far?
Not like there's much to go on....
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>>26137057
Just leave it at bi anyone who says anything else is trying to start something.
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>>26137068
No
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>>26137057
I never understood having to decide it in this way, or at all for that matter.

>players are presented with characters
>enough players decide they like character X
>????????
>profit
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>>26137086
I know right thats why I said leave it bi
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>>26137091
>having to reach a middle ground to satisfy a vocal minority
No.
No, fuck that.
Fuck that and fuck you.
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>>26137057
Based on all the gay posts being jokey in tone and ignoring the actual theme of the CYOA I wouldn't have counted them as actual votes.
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>>26137110
Its not a middle ground its a lets play and majority wins if stuff happens
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>>26137132
Don't. Replying just makes him stronger.
Though most of the resistance I saw was just flat NOs and few actual reasons. Like repeating it enough times will make it true, regardless if it makes sense
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Rest in piss, DOTS.
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>>26135465

This
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>>26135163
Pity if you gave in to the shitposters. They were to be expected. I liked the MC, no matter if he had been gay or not (it would have been fun though). This has been the first CYOA in a while I felt like I could get invested in, even though I didn't have any part in the character creation or the first session in general due to the time it was running. And have you seen the amount of shitposting Urban had at first? As an advice for the future, ignore all shitposting, no exceptions, even if it hurts. I can understand you though, but you really gotta be careful how you go about this. Wouldn't be a good sign for the future if you basically say "if you shitpost just hard enough, you will get your will regardless of the decisions made by the/a majority of non-shitposting players.
Either way, good luck with it, I'll try to stick around, because I liked your quest so far.
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>>26137803
agreed lets start again with him
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>>26137803
The gayfags were shitposting from the start.
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