The Communal A Game of Chance Series Discussion:

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even your stupid hoodie can't protect you
Yeah, we're doing that. Since it's the 1920s, the characters will be getting a letter instead.

Since it's Prohibition, the police are going to be busy with bigger things, such as speakeasies, moonshiners, and people making shitty alcohol in their bathtubs. They might bust a speakeasy where a few characters are drinking, but they'll never succeed in arresting a player for any reason no matter what you do.

Try to call the police over a phone to get a player in trouble? Everything in the world will conspire to either make sure your request to the operator doesn't get through or keep the police from ever seeing anything related to the motive that you called them with. They'll find a moonshining ring on the way and forget that you even called them.

The police come in and bust a speakeasy where some players are having a good time? All the alcohol will disappear and the police won't arrest the players.

Try to call a player on moonshining? The police will never find your character!

Does that answer your question?

edited 24th Mar '12 5:33:48 AM by CrystalGlacia

I heard you like exceptions, so I put exceptions in your exceptions
177 SnowyFoxes24th Mar 2012 06:59:48 AM from Club Room Get RP Mod , Relationship Status: I know
Drummer Boy
Yes, that sounds lovely.

-continues staring at character lineup-

This is the worst part.
The last battle's curtains will open on stage!
even your stupid hoodie can't protect you
The only characters of yours that I know of aside from Wilhelm and Bianca (Rona) are Damien (who you wanted TO to use in Dream, but currently can't due to shitty grades), Angelus, Bianca's mom, Klaus, and your Cyrus.

I'm planning on using either Cyrus (Favonius), Matthias (Cline)*, or Bianca (Aurelia Cline).

Why do all of my character choices share their names with some of yours? That's really creepy. :<

edited 24th Mar '12 7:17:08 AM by CrystalGlacia

I heard you like exceptions, so I put exceptions in your exceptions
179 neopie24th Mar 2012 07:22:50 AM from The Land of Heat and Rednecks Get RP Mod , Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
Cessant Sinner in Red
Hmm. You could both make new characters! Sadako will be the best character excepting that I don't think movies exist yet so I might just have to find a new idea. Or just keep the main idea of going from a super happy, loves everything, wouldn't hurt a fly girl to a sadistic, sarcastic murderer at the drop of a hat.
I ship it.
180 SnowyFoxes24th Mar 2012 07:29:48 AM from Club Room Get RP Mod , Relationship Status: I know
Drummer Boy
It's pretty creepy, yeah @__@

I'm actually considering my villains this time around.
The last battle's curtains will open on stage!
R.I.P. Stuntel: 1-9-2012
So uhm... Is there still a slot open? *mumbles: "please say yes, please say yes, please say yes..."*

edited 24th Mar '12 10:56:10 AM by neobullseye

Stuff happens. Post it here so we can laugh at you >=D
I also want a slot, if available.
even your stupid hoodie can't protect you
We currently have, like, 7/13 slots filled. About half.

edited 24th Mar '12 11:09:50 AM by CrystalGlacia

I heard you like exceptions, so I put exceptions in your exceptions
184 Saturn25th Mar 2012 10:38:04 AM from On The Rings Get RP Mod , Relationship Status: I-It's not like I like you, or anything!
Hurr
I'd like to reserve a slot, please.
R.I.P. Stuntel: 1-9-2012
Just in case my previous post wasn't clear, I's like to reserve a slot too ^_^

edited 25th Mar '12 10:49:57 AM by neobullseye

Stuff happens. Post it here so we can laugh at you >=D
186 Motree26th Mar 2012 04:21:52 AM from The Midnight Channel Get RP Mod , Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
Dancing All Night
I'll accept Bull's reservation. ... And Saturn's, though I do so with caution. there were some inactivity issues with you last time, but due to the removal of set teams it hopefully shouldn't be as much of an issue.

EDIT: Dealan also accepted

So, that's. . . 10/13. These spots are selling like hotcakes. I should charge y'all for 'em, make some money.

edited 26th Mar '12 4:25:40 AM by Motree

“DAMMIT WHEN I HEAR 'SPACE CQC' ALL I CAN THINK OF IS BIG BOSS WITH A FISHBOWL ON HIS HEAD, STRANGLING AN ASTRONAUT OUTSIDE THE ISS."
R.I.P. Stuntel: 1-9-2012
[up] I'd pay for it.
Stuff happens. Post it here so we can laugh at you >=D
188 Motree26th Mar 2012 06:30:00 AM from The Midnight Channel Get RP Mod , Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
Dancing All Night
Then cough up, mofo.

Blah. . . 'Kay any game mechanics y'all think need their own section for explanation in the sign-up post? I'd like to make everything as clear as possible for newcomers or returning players.

edited 26th Mar '12 6:30:26 AM by Motree

“DAMMIT WHEN I HEAR 'SPACE CQC' ALL I CAN THINK OF IS BIG BOSS WITH A FISHBOWL ON HIS HEAD, STRANGLING AN ASTRONAUT OUTSIDE THE ISS."
even your stupid hoodie can't protect you
I'm also throwing together some fashion-related lists to help with character creation that will go here for reference. And some more general lists of things that did/didn't exist back then that people tend to forget about, like penicillin. People have no freaking idea just how that stuff revolutionized medicine. During World War II, it was regarded as important enough to be considered a classified military secret.
I heard you like exceptions, so I put exceptions in your exceptions
190 Motree26th Mar 2012 06:45:21 AM from The Midnight Channel Get RP Mod , Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
Dancing All Night
When the sign up is put up, I will also put up a link to the list as well as a brief creation guide to help out anyone having trouble creating/deciding on characters.
“DAMMIT WHEN I HEAR 'SPACE CQC' ALL I CAN THINK OF IS BIG BOSS WITH A FISHBOWL ON HIS HEAD, STRANGLING AN ASTRONAUT OUTSIDE THE ISS."
R.I.P. Stuntel: 1-9-2012
(About the NPCS) "They don't speak to the players if spoken to." You know, I actually really like that. It adds an extra layer of Paranoia Fuel, as if the entire town is up against them, and per extension possibly the entire nation.
Stuff happens. Post it here so we can laugh at you >=D
even your stupid hoodie can't protect you
Also, we're not really going to care if someone's beliefs or personality doesn't fully match up with expected norms of 1926 society. It might just reinforce the possibility to them that they were picked for the game because they were deviants, etc.
I heard you like exceptions, so I put exceptions in your exceptions
even your stupid hoodie can't protect you
And double post.

I have been putting together some lists of facts about 1926 as general reference. Morgan said that she wanted some lists on fashions to help with character creation, so here's the first one:

20 Fashion and Appearance Things That People Did Have In 1926

  1. What can be termed 'faux' hobble skirts were worn by women. While traditional hobble skirts were tied at the bottom to reduce a woman's gait to, well, a hobble, these skirts had pleats and slits in them that allowed more freedom of movement.
  2. Hand-painted ties became acceptable iterations of the necktie for men, and could be loudly patterned, up to 4 and a half inches wide, and were worn shorter.
  3. This was the era of female liberation, i.e. the flapper. The flapper style emphasized boyishness with the bobbed hair, attempts at flattening breasts, and straight waists.
  4. In addition, men wore their trousers much higher than today, at the natural waist, or about navel level.
  5. Mens' suits got really fucking nice during this time. Also, middle-class men liked fedoras and trilbies.
  6. Dresses were worn straight and loose with no sleeves and were occasionally even strapless.
  7. This era, long suit jackets that went to the knee got kicked to formalwear- if they were worn at all; they started to be viewed as snobby compared to the more popular tuxedo -while the short suit jacket became the norm. Trousers were straight, narrow, often short enough to show a man's socks even when standing, and began to be worn cuffed.
  8. Makeup use got heavier compared to earlier eras, favoring bold, kohl-outlined* eyes, blush*, and even tans. You could even find waterproof mascara back then.
  9. Horn-rimmed glasses got popular for both sexes, though viewed as ugly or geeky today.
  10. In general, fashion derived itself from French styles. You know that rounded, tight-fitting hat that's associated with flappers? French.
  11. Silk was in high demand as a clothing textile, but since it was in limited supply, stockings were often made out of rayon and held up with garters.
  12. Women started wearing high-heeled shoes, around 2 to 3 inches high.
  13. Methods of fastening clothing became easier, with the advent of metal hooks and eyes, zippers, and snaps in addition to the traditional buttons and lacing. It's small, but nice to know if you ever feel like writing out your character's morning routine or showing part of the disrobing portion of sex just before the Sexy Discretion Shot kicks in.
  14. Tattooing was pretty common back then, moreso among men than women.
  15. Women adorned themselves with Art Deco-inspired jewelry, such as beaded necklaces layered upon one another, pins, rings, and brooches.
  16. Hats were pretty much required wear if you weren't shit poor. Good thing both men and women had some nice choices.
  17. Raccoon coats, long fur coats made out of raccoon fur, became a fad among young college-age men during this time.
  18. Wristwatches started replacing pocketwatches thanks to the Great War. During the war itself, soldiers were issued trench watches, which were basically watches with front and back covers like pocketwatches, but with wire loops on the top and bottom that the band was strung through.
  19. Underwear! Men had button-front shorts and what we would recognize today as panties came about for women to keep up with how their skirts were shortening. Bloomers were also used as underwear, but bra sizes wouldn't standardize until two years after the Game takes place.
  20. And, finally, nightclothes. The nightdress actually still existed around this time, but was worn over nightclothes like how we might wear a bathrobe today. Otherwise, things were pretty much identical to today, but women still wore nightgowns.

edited 26th Mar '12 10:51:06 AM by CrystalGlacia

I heard you like exceptions, so I put exceptions in your exceptions
even your stupid hoodie can't protect you
Triple post!

20 Common Modern Fashion and Appearance Things That People Did Not Have or Did Not Do In 1926

  1. T-shirts*, Polo shirts outside tennis and polo
  2. Pants for women*
  3. Bloomers*
  4. Shorts*
  5. Corsets*
  6. Ponytails in public
  7. Hoodies or sweatshirts*
  8. Baseball caps outside of baseball
  9. The wearing of undershirts outside one's bathroom
  10. Most plastic surgery procedures outside of the military, and safe breast implants
  11. Jeans as casual wear or for those who weren't blue-collar workers
  12. Athletic shoes, even Converses outside of sports
  13. Capri pants and Bermuda shorts
  14. Sandals, even as beach wear, let alone flip flops*
  15. Long hair in general*
  16. Pink as a feminine color and blue as a masculine color*
  17. Piercings for anyone respectable, even ear piercings*
  18. The wearing of nightclothes as streetwear*
  19. Perms that didn't utterly kill your hair*
  20. Briefs, boxer shorts, standardized bra sizes, thongs, and other forms of elasticized underwear.

edited 26th Mar '12 12:23:54 PM by CrystalGlacia

I heard you like exceptions, so I put exceptions in your exceptions
195 Motree26th Mar 2012 12:47:11 PM from The Midnight Channel Get RP Mod , Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
Dancing All Night
“DAMMIT WHEN I HEAR 'SPACE CQC' ALL I CAN THINK OF IS BIG BOSS WITH A FISHBOWL ON HIS HEAD, STRANGLING AN ASTRONAUT OUTSIDE THE ISS."
196 chihuahua026th Mar 2012 03:40:10 PM from Standoff, USA Get RP Mod , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Writer's Welcome Wagon
I hope I'll be a better player this time around.

Accepted, though i now have the sudden urge to see Redd and Blue go at it in a fistfight.

That would be certainly interesting. If only I can bring Violet in...

Guess who Blue and Violet would be. waii

edited 26th Mar '12 3:40:34 PM by chihuahua0

197 Motree26th Mar 2012 03:46:06 PM from The Midnight Channel Get RP Mod , Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
Dancing All Night
Not familiar with your characters or 'verse, so I have no idea!

Oh, and everyone prepare to be amazed. Crystal Glacia is using a character under age 40.
“DAMMIT WHEN I HEAR 'SPACE CQC' ALL I CAN THINK OF IS BIG BOSS WITH A FISHBOWL ON HIS HEAD, STRANGLING AN ASTRONAUT OUTSIDE THE ISS."
198 Gilphon26th Mar 2012 03:51:41 PM from The Third Sound Get RP Mod , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Trustworthy
Duh duh Duuh.

Also, I love your description of my character. Especially the bit about superficial rainbows.
"Canada Day is over, and now begins the endless dark of the Canada Night."
199 Motree26th Mar 2012 04:07:19 PM from The Midnight Channel Get RP Mod , Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
Dancing All Night
See now, about that last bit: I was struggling to think of another character that would fit in with the "not taking this very seriously but probably actually is. . . maybe" part, and was completely drawing a blank. Then I was just kind of like, "Fuck it, I'm gonna use rainbows. That are superficial because everyone knows there's no pot of gold at the end."

That's how my mind works.
“DAMMIT WHEN I HEAR 'SPACE CQC' ALL I CAN THINK OF IS BIG BOSS WITH A FISHBOWL ON HIS HEAD, STRANGLING AN ASTRONAUT OUTSIDE THE ISS."
even your stupid hoodie can't protect you
Maybe I should've used Sora instead...

Nah, just kidding.

It also turns out that Asimi is Younger Than He Looks. Laboring in the fields beats your body to hell.
I heard you like exceptions, so I put exceptions in your exceptions

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