History Roleplay / RubyQuest

30th Aug '16 10:53:23 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ChekhovsGunman: Filbert and Bella both have brief introductions long before they become important. Filbert is seen in the Dummy Room when Ruby first enters the Maintenance Room, and Bella is first seen in the monitor in the Holding Cell [[spoiler: after Red's suicide]]. Jay, the [[spoiler: [[EleventhHourRanger Eleventh Hour Party Member]]]] is first seen in the group picture, and his existence is hinted at by [[spoiler: the blood in the facility's water]].



** ''Roleplay/JohnQuest'' also makes a surprise appearance near the end, when Tom turns on the intercom and gets obscenities shouted at him, after John shouted obscenities into his intercom.



* LovecraftianSuperpower: Most prominently visible in Filbert, who is known for growing grotesque limbs explosively.

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* LovecraftianSuperpower: Most prominently visible in Filbert, who is known for growing grotesque limbs explosively.whose arm mutated into a horrible fleshy-spiked-thing.



* PettingZooPeople: The cast of ''Ruby Quest'' appear to resemble these.

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* PettingZooPeople: The cast of ''Ruby Quest'' appear to resemble these.these, although the simple art style means that it's mostly limited to UnusualEars.



* RoomFullOfCrazy: [[spoiler:Red's room]], which was revealed to be almost normal when compared to [[spoiler: Ace's room]].

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* RoomFullOfCrazy: [[spoiler:Red's room]], which was revealed to be almost normal when compared to [[spoiler: Ace's room]].Cold Storage]].



* SealedEvilInACan

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* SealedEvilInACanSealedEvilInACan: The 'can' in this case was a room buried under the ocean, which was [[NiceJobBreakingItHero discovered when the Brig was excavated]]. In the room, they found several artifacts, like a leatherbound dummy on a rotating pivot, a small green statue of a fetus-like creature, a dial with a picture of an eye on it, and several weird staves made out of green-stained wood, along with a red, filmy substance. Using that substance as a medicine resulted in the sealed evil being released into the Metal Glen.



** Weaver references two William Murdochs in the game; as both the engineer[[note]](creator of the pneumatic tube)[[/note]] and the poet[[note]](to which he accurately mimicked the style of while writing his pseudo poem, ''The Metal Glen'' -- Possibly a LiteraryAllusionTitle)[[/note]].

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** Weaver references two William Murdochs in the game; as both the engineer[[note]](creator of the pneumatic tube)[[/note]] and the poet[[note]](to which he accurately mimicked the style of while writing his pseudo poem, ''The Metal Glen'' -- Possibly a LiteraryAllusionTitle)[[/note]].



* StuffedIntoTheFridge: [[spoiler:What is presumed to be Sven's remains.]]

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* StuffedIntoTheFridge: [[spoiler:What is presumed to be Sven's Dr. S/Sven's remains.]]



* TechnicallyLivingZombies: The horribly mutated patients of the Metal Glen were called zombies before /tg/ learned what they really were, although they were actually alive.



* YouAllMeetInACell

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* YouAllMeetInACell
YouAllMeetInACell: Well, Ruby meets Tom while he's in a cell.



* AdaptionalHeroism: Ace is Ruby's companion, and is perfectly loyal (if a bit perverted).



* FanService: Contained in liberal amounts.

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* FanService: Contained in liberal amounts.amounts, insomuch as anything in Weaver's style can be fanservice.



* SaveThePrincess: The Rover.


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* SaveThePrincess: The Gender-swapped version with Ruby's boyfriend Rover.

25th Aug '16 11:00:00 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* EarlyBirdCameo: Both Filbert and Bella are revealed with one-panel cameos long before their official debut. Bella gained the fan nicknames 'Monitorface' and 'Monitorhead' because her cameos consisted of her face appearing on the monitors scattered throughout the building.
25th Aug '16 10:53:58 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* DaylightHorror: Well, not ''daylight'', as Ruby is indoors for the whole quest, but things like the Bear Zombie, the Plant Zombie, and Ace are usually seen in good light.


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* EvilIsNotWellLit: Usually averted, but played straight with [[spoiler: Cold Storage]] and most of Ruby's encounters with Subject #6 (although [[EldritchAbomination he doesn't get any better when the lights are on]]).
31st Jul '16 8:03:17 AM Wercury
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You can get more info on the plot, characters and also participate in discussions, making theories and guesses on possible plot developments [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Ruby_Quest here]]. For the story itself, look [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/ruby.html here]]. WARNING: Some of the threads there contain very {{NSFW}} [[RuleThirtyFour fan art]], as does the 1d4chan-article. There is also been both a {{Facebook}} [[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ruby-Quest/151103551619091 fan-page]] and {{Tumblr}} [[http://fyeahrubyandnanquest.tumblr.com/ site]] created for discussing, posting news, ect. for ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' and also its SpiritualSequel, ''Roleplay/NanQuest''. Weaver's own /tg/ {{Tumblr}} blog can be found [[http://tgweaver.tumblr.com/ here]].

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You can get more info on the plot, characters and also participate in discussions, making theories and guesses on possible plot developments [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Ruby_Quest here]]. For the story itself, look [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/ruby.html here]]. WARNING: Some of the threads there contain very {{NSFW}} [[RuleThirtyFour fan art]], as does the 1d4chan-article. There is has also been both a {{Facebook}} [[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ruby-Quest/151103551619091 fan-page]] and {{Tumblr}} [[http://fyeahrubyandnanquest.tumblr.com/ site]] created for discussing, posting news, ect. for ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' and also its SpiritualSequel, ''Roleplay/NanQuest''. Weaver's own /tg/ {{Tumblr}} blog can be found [[http://tgweaver.tumblr.com/ here]].
29th Jun '16 12:22:23 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** The players spent good three games trying to recover a hand they had sent away through a pneumatic mail pipe. The hand was meant to be used as a key (fingerprint reader) in the room next door.
** at one point protagonists make a hole in a large pipe and crawl inside. Weaver [[LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading suspended the game]] for about an hour, drawing the new location at the exit of the pipe, which he didn't expect the players to reach this early.

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** The Early in the game, the players spent good three games trying to recover sent a severed hand they had sent away through a pneumatic mail pipe. chute, removing it from the game until ''much'' [[BrickJoke later on]]. The hand was meant to be used as on a key (fingerprint reader) fingerprint scanner in the next room next door.
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** at At one point protagonists make escape Ace by crawling through a pipe they'd previously made a hole in a large pipe and crawl inside. in. Weaver [[LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading suspended the game]] for about an hour, drawing the new location at the exit of the pipe, which he didn't expect the players to reach this early.early.
** When the players were confronted with a locked medicine cabinet, [[CuttingTheKnot they had Tom bash it open with a crowbar]]. [[spoiler: This gave them the Tranquilizer, allowing them to sedate Stitches (whom they otherwise would have needed to kill, as he had the key for the cabinet) and give him the picture of the facility's patients standing around happily. This leads to him pulling a BigDamnHeroes and saving Tom from a HeroicSacrifice.]]
29th Jun '16 12:06:52 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* SplashOfColor: Most of Ruby Quest is drawn in black and white, but a few things are in color, like the buttons in Ruby's coffin, splashes of blood, and [[spoiler: the sunset seen at the end of the game.]]
28th Jun '16 11:44:12 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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** [[spoiler: Probably [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] with Filbert, who as head doctor would likely have a High-Clearance Access Card.]]



* EldritchAbomination: Its name has never been given, and an eye chart implies that it is "[[spoiler:Cjopaze]]"[[note]](it comes right before "Fhtagn", which is a reference to CthulhuMythos "Cthulhu fhtagn")[[/note]]. It's sometimes also called "[[spoiler:Perogra]]"[[note]](a reference to a campaign known as "World Eater", also DM'd by Weaver; the association is a result of similar symbols and mutagenic effects)[[/note]] or "[[spoiler:[[MeaningfulName The Barbed Wheel]]]]".

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* EldritchAbomination: Its name has never been given, and an eye chart implies that it is "[[spoiler:Cjopaze]]"[[note]](it comes right before "Fhtagn", which is a reference to CthulhuMythos "Cthulhu fhtagn")[[/note]]. It's sometimes also called "[[spoiler:Perogra]]"[[note]](a reference to a campaign known as "World Eater", also DM'd by Weaver; the association is a result of similar symbols and mutagenic effects)[[/note]] or "[[spoiler:[[MeaningfulName "[[spoiler:[[ArcSymbol The Barbed Wheel]]]]".



** [[spoiler: Tom Nook/Subject 6. Shriveled, eyeless, handless... but all those fleshy growths are ''him'']]



* EyeScream

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* EyeScreamEyeScream: Tom loses an eye early on.



* GoneHorriblyRight: [[spoiler:The "cure".]]

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* GoneHorriblyRight: [[spoiler:The "cure". Totally worked, but it also turned everyone who took it AxCrazy and mutated them whenever they were injured.]]
23rd Mar '16 10:08:20 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: In the beginning, the only things visible in the black screen are Ruby's eyes (drawn in white) and a red dot.
20th Mar '16 1:23:44 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** Also the picture of the patients standing together happily, which she later uses [[spoiler: To get Stitches to help them]]. Though it wasn't supposed to be used for that.
20th Mar '16 1:19:24 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* SurprisinglyHappyEnding: It sure surprised Weaver, who [[OffTheRails hadn't expected]] the players to make the decisions leading to it.
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