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As a reminder for what I said last post, some of a challenges I actually had plans for from the beginning. This is one of them.
Also as a reminder from that same post, for some challenges like the previous one and this one the order in which a camper is eliminated from/completes the challenge is completely independent of how well they actually do according to the sim.
Welcome back to Total Drama! Last time on Total Drama, it was Catra's turn to take a catnap from the game.
Recap on◊ who's left◊:
The Challengers: Flick, Flutterdash, Gaige, Nagisa Momoe, Perfuma, Sasquatch, Tyrone
Let's see how the◊ challengers◊ are doing...
The challengers are lead through an inter-dimensional portal and arrive at the base of a tower made of clouds high in the sky, with a group of starter Pokémon nearby. The detective greets them.
Yeah I know, surprising that you're able to walk on clouds here huh? That's probably Rayquaza's doing as this tower of clouds is his domain after all. Anyways for today's challenge, you must first take a personality quiz to determine what Pokémon teams up with you. In this world team-ups like that are considered Rescue Teams. Then you and your partner must scale the tower all the way to the top. Normally Rayquaza is at the top and he does attack trespassers, but luckily he isn't here today as he went out adventuring with another Rescue Team. Good thing too, he's anything but a pushover in battle given that he's a Legendary Pokémon so be thankful you won't be fighting him. The first Rescue Team to reach the top wins invincibility. Just be careful, Sky Tower is a Mystery Dungeon, a place that is full of a maze of passageways filled with traps and Pokémon, and among Mystery Dungeons Sky Tower is among the toughest ones. Also, whoever comes in last has to do the whims of the other challengers for the rest of the day.
Soon the challengers take the quiz and receive their partner accordingly.
Before they all left to climb the tower the detective gave them all a start-up treasure box to collect whatever useful items the Mystery Dungeon generates to help them on their journey. He even has the box already have useful things like a few Reviver Seeds as as written instructions on how to use them.
The◊ challenge◊ begins:
...and it looks like we have a winner! Let's hear it for Perfuma! Flutterdash, time for you to do the bidding of the other challengers!
The Pokémon that were with the challengers speak to the detective.
What's that? ...Awww would you look at that, your partners for this challenge like you enough that you want to help you with the rest of the challenges! Sure, I'll alow them to join you!
It's time for the challengers to vote someone off.
Let the◊ ceremony◊ begin!
The first award goes to... Nagisa.
The second award goes to... Flick.
The third award goes to... Flutterdash.
The fourth award goes to... Sasquatch.
Three challengers left and only two awards, who won't be ascending to new heights?
The fifth award goes to... Tyrone.
The sixth award goes to... Gaige.
Well Perfuma, there's no sweet victory for you this time, so time for you to go down the Walk of Shame.
And here's the behind the◊ scenes votes◊ for our viewers.
Breaking character for this part as this won't show up in the statistics. With Perfuma eliminated, TabbyGirl4 has fallen to 2nd place. This also means ThatIdiotMan is the first to technically be in first place as it's no longer tied, so congrats to him.
Here's the current rankings. The spots for 2nd are tied due to number of challengers left and I organized those spots based on who posted first.
Edited by TheGamechanger on Apr 11th 2020 at 9:11:03 AM
Welcome back to Total Drama! Last time on Total Drama, it was Perfuma's time to leave. As for why I'm hosting this episode and not Valecor, among other things he's been busy with preparations for the final challenge, whatever that means. You see for that I'm letting him design the challenge, with me having the final say and finishing details in the project. I don't even know what he's cooking up, he said he'll tell me when it's ready. Anyways, back to the show...
The Challengers: Flick, Flutterdash, Gaige, Nagisa Momoe, Sasquatch, Tyrone
The challengers are taken by plane to a jungle somewhere. There they arrive at a base camp next to an ancient temple. The detective greets them.
For today's challenge, you shall be put into teams of two, with the winning team naturally getting invincibility. The objective is simple, just go into this temple. Inside is a legendary artifact rumored to have mystical powers, and as such it should belong in a museum with the utmost security so that it'll be out of the hands greedy characters seeking its power. The first team to return to me with the artifact wins.
The detective sorts the pairs.
Soon the teams enter the temple.
...and it looks like we have a winner! Let's hear it for Flutterdash and Gaige!
The first award goes to... Gaige.
The second award goes to... Flutterdash.
The third award goes to... Nagisa.
The fourth award goes to... Flick.
Two challengers left and only one award, who left a museum-worthy impression?
The fifth award goes to... Sasquatch.
Well Tyrone, you should know better than the fall to the dark side! Off to the Walk of Shame!
Breaking character for this part as this won't show up in the statistics. With both challengers eliminated, AutisticAlivia has fallen to 5th place.
Edited by TheGamechanger on Apr 12th 2020 at 9:51:47 AM
Now the Backyardigans universe is going to become a dark place isn't it?
Yep, I think Tyrone is past the point that therapy would do much help. So yeah, he's gonna grow up screwed up.
Edited by TheGamechanger on Apr 11th 2020 at 2:40:47 PM
Welcome back to Total Drama! Last time on Total Drama, my apprentice Tyrone blew it!
The Challengers: Flick, Flutterdash, Gaige, Nagisa Momoe, Sasquatch
The scene cuts to the inside of Valecor's lair, which gives off some definite evil final dungeon vibes as it looks like an amalgamation of the various common villain interests regarding interior design. It's basically a dark, evil castle-like structure with Valecor's cosmic blue and purple motif.
The scene then moves to the room with Valecor's inner circle of villains seated around a table, discussing evil plans. Included in Valecor's inner circle are Nightmare, Bill Cipher, Bowser, Frieza, Emperor Palpatine, Aku, Black Hat, Melkor, Giratina, Darkrai, Freddy Krueger, Maleficent, Sephiroth, Lucemon, Medusa, Dracula, Ridley, Ganondorf, King K. Rool, Dark Danny, Lex Luthor, Darkseid, and Satan himself. Given that there's plenty of space left at the table he's naturally planned for more to be added to said circle.
Then one of Valecor's minions barges in, claiming to have a letter from his daughter.
Which daughter? I have several kids and have disowned half of them as they're not on my side!
The minion checks what's on letter and says that she's the daughter of someone named Ashley Fritz.
Ashley Fritz? Hmm... let me try to remember..... oh now I remember her! Hah, this is one of the many kids that don't have any powers as I intentionally did so as a last laugh on the mother! What does the muggle want?
The minions reads the letter out loud, showing that she hates him but wants money from him to support her and her mother.
Bah, ignore her then.
As the minion leaves Valecor turns to his Legion of Doom.
I tend to have a hands-off approach to my children as I want them to be their own individuals and won't have to worry about being stuck in my shadow as they make a name for themselves. As such I don't really keep in touch with much of them unless they want me to. Plus I knew that not all of them would like my evil ways and be willing to join the good side. Could care less about what happens to those as they're dead to me. Whether or not my kids actually join my legion of evil is entirely up to them.
Though I could have given my kids immortality when they were born, I never did just in case they ever turned against me, would rather not risk creating an eternal enemy to deal with. So yeah, I already outlived a few of my children, though I don't mind that as I just have to make sure that their work isn't in vain. Also, they're all of several different species given that being a shapeshifter I'm actually compatible with just about anything. The consequence of that means that none of them are genetically related as shapeshifting to a different species in order to have children requires having different DNA.
Of course, I can use use that same shapeshifting to disguise myself as a member of the opposite side and pretend to be a genuine good person convincingly enough for me to be friends with some heroes and have some fun with them. Whether or not they learn it's me or not depends on my mood as I love seeing the looks of shock and horror when they find out.
As they all nod in understanding, Oogie Boogie walks in, wearing a bunny suit.
Oogie Boogie laughs as he hands out gift baskets full of evil supplies and goodies to the villains. Satan just groans and facepalms, the holiday reminding him of his hated enemy.
Geh heh heh, thanks!
Valecor then turns to Bowser.
Anyways I've ordered a shipment of a few dozen Power Stars. How much does that cost when we the exchange rate of your world's currency and ours?
Bowser carefully does the math in his head.
Uh...let's see.... that'll be about $578,000 in your currency.
Ouch... oh well that'll be money well spent, they'll be put to good use. Anyways I have a show to run, so how about we show the losers?
The scene cuts to Valecor walking out of the building, revealing it to be part of a evil resort that the losers are staying at. He turns to the camera.
Oh please, as if I'd let them stay at my actual evil lair! This is more like a summer home than anything to me! The detective had his turn of taking care of them, so now it's mine!
He then approaches the◊ losers◊.
Greetings everyone! For today, you'll be voting out one of the remaining challengers! Have fun!
The losers cast their◊ votes◊.
Geh heh heh, looks like Flick will be joining us!
Breaking character for this part as this won't show up in the statistics. With Flick eliminated, ThatIdiotMan has fallen from being the only one in 1st place. Now it's a race to true 1st place!
Here's the current rankings. The spots for 1st are tied due to number of challengers left and I organized those spots based on who posted first.
Edited by TheGamechanger on Apr 12th 2020 at 1:08:22 PM
Bye bye, Tyrone...
A small news update so you won't be left in the dark.
The wait for the final three challenges will each each take longer than most challenges due to the content I have in store for them. I only generally planned for the order of the challenges, focusing on the present challenge rather than the future ones so that there won't be much delays. All of the remaining challenges require some guesswork and planning, but especially the next challenge. As for the final challenge, not only does it have guesswork involved but I have to show my work too in order to pull it off. Heck, I may have to make a picture of the layout for the final challenge as it would stay true to the source material. Saying why spoils the challenges, so I won't. Well, expect one of them as it was revealed in a prior update that the movie scripts the teams made will be part of one of the remaining challengers.
So please bear with me and thanks for your patience.
4/15 EDIT: Think I have enough together to be able to do the next update today. Working on it now.
Edited by TheGamechanger on Apr 15th 2020 at 7:08:47 AM
Yeah, what delayed this was figuring out the movie genre and what would the tributes come up with.
Welcome back to Total Drama! Last time on Total Drama, turns out Flick has bugged enough challengers that the losers voted him out!
The Challengers: Flutterdash, Gaige, Nagisa Momoe, Sasquatch
The challengers are lead to the very same studio room where their teams crafted the movie scripts all those episodes ago.
You may be wondering why you're back here. For today's challenge, remember those movie scripts your teams made all those challenges ago? Now you get to enter said movies! Now both of these movies are R-rated, so we can't make the whole script be a challenge as kids watch the show. As such some things won't be shown at all, merely mentioned or implied. This is a team challenge, so allow me to sort you back to your original teams one last time just for this challenge.
The challengers are split into Nagisa and Sasquatch as the Screaming Gaffers and Flutterdash and Gaige as the Killer Grips.
Now then, you be taking on the other team's movie for the challenge. Whoever completes the movie first wins invincibility.
The movie the Screaming Gaffers came up with is about a man who got his, uh, "most prized possession" stuck in his own Rube Goldberg Machine. For the challenge, you must deliver some equally wacky materials to his door to help him become unstuck. For your sanity his door shall remain closed at all times, he'll open it when you're gone.
The movie the Killer Grips came up with is about some college students messing about in their professor's lab and stumbling upon a dark secret of his. Namely, he was splicing together the DNA of various species in his pursuit of science, and the mutated remains of the various experiments he did lay about the hidden lab mummified in jars. The students were horrified by tat in in their haste accidentally released their professor's latest experiment, which escaped into the sea. Years later it has since grown up and is wrecking havoc on the tropical coast. For the challenge, Valecor actually made the monster a reality and is terrorizing cities for real, so your job is to kill the thing.
Both films may require you to move around as much as you want in order to get whatever you need, so feel free to do so, there's no travel restrictions. Now believe it or not but these films are actually being made, in fact whatever happens in the challenges will be part of it. However both films do have a budget, so to cuts costs there is some level of Enforced Method Acting involved. So whatever happens just roll with it and pretend it's all part of the show. For the Killer Grips' film, the bit with the monster will be edited or reshot as showing real people dying probably won't sit well. Unfortunately while I'm tempting to cancel that film of the potential outcry is bad enough I don't have the authority to do so as Valecor has the rights to do so.
The teams are then given instructions on how to reach their destinations and soon go off to their films.
The◊ challenge◊ begins. Both of the following events are occurring at the same time, but for your convenience we'll focus on one at a time.
Screaming Gaffers Movie
Killer Grips Movie
It's time for one of the challengers to be voted off. However, to change things up I'll pick who has to leave.
The second award goes to... Sasquatch.
Two challengers left and only one award, who shall I send packing?
The third award goes to... Gaige.
Sorry Flutterdash, but I feel that Gaige is better equipped for challenges out of you two, so time for you to go down the Walk of Shame.
Breaking character for this part as this won't show up in the statistics. With both challengers eliminated, VXXXN has fallen to 4th place.
Welcome back to Total Drama! Last time on Total Drama, I made the tough call of having Flutterdash go down the Walk of Shame.
The Challengers: Gaige, Nagisa Momoe, Sasquatch
Feeling that the challengers need a relaxing break, the detective takes them on a cruise. A few hours later their relaxation is interrupted when a loud scream is heard and the detective soon calls them over.
The captain has been murdered, so as a detective I'll have to do an investigation into this. Now this is a big ship, so I'll need your help to split up the workload. Whoever gets the most promising leads remains in the game, while the one that gives me the least promising leads is eliminated. Feel free to view the crime scene for your own sleuthing, but try not to touch anything as you'll contaminate the evidence. Only professionals like me are allowed to directly handle the evidence. Given that the ship hasn't stopped at all during the of the murder, that means the culprit is still on board. So any of the crew and passengers could be a suspect. Note that I also invited some of the eliminated challengers for the cruise, so even they could be suspects. Question them, and search for clues and potentially incriminating evidence all around the ship. As for searching the rooms of the passengers, given that it requires their permission or a warrant it's best you leave that to me.
Thanks to the efforts of the challengers the detective found and handcuffed the murderer. He already unmasked the man who stole the bunny suit, who turns out to be the captain himself. After questioning him, the detective looks at him in disgust.
Murdering your own twin brother to fake your own death just to get out of your financial woes... you're a real piece of work. I feel pity to the kids you entertained while masquerading as the Easter Bunny.
He turns back to the challengers.
Now as for which is you is the be eliminated... well since the butler and Valecor had nothing to do with this that's two false leads in comparison to Nagisa's sole false lead. So sorry Gaige but once we move back into port it's your turn to go down the Walk of Shame.
Before Gaige leaves, let's see how the◊ challengers◊ are doing...
The challengers are called to the awards area by Valecor.
You may be wondering why I called you here. Well, I figured I might as well reveal what the final challenge is early so you can practice for it, as being eliminated due to inexperience would be rather anticlimactic for a finale. So here's the instrument of your fate to practice on.
He gives them two metal dice blocks that are about a foot in size. On the faces of the dice is a digital screen with the numbers 1 to 10 rapidly changing every split second.
Those are dice blocks from a game show called Mario Party. Those dice blocks select a number once you hit them, so I'm giving those to you for practice as they determine how far you move on the board per turn. You can thank Bowser for this challenge, it was his idea. I'll explain the proper details of the game tomorrow as that's when the challenge begins. You'll be playing on a Mario Party board that me and the members of my inner circle created, including Bowser himself. There will also be minigames involved, so to help you be familiar with those...
He gives them a DVD showing video footage of all the previous Mario Party minigames. Notably, the story minigames are completely absent from that.
A few watchings of that should help you be prepared. However, if you think you can win those by doing nothing, you have another think coming as we'll force you to move if you try that. Also, the eliminated challengers can also appear in the minigames to help you two. And with that I'm letting you go back to your rooms to practice with what I've given you. I hope you give me an entertaining challenge tomorrow! We're bound to have a rather gnarly party, geh heh heh heh heh!
Breaking character for this part as this won't show up in the statistics. With both challengers eliminated, ThatIdiotMan has fallen to 3rd place.
For those wondering I actually do have the actual events of the finale figured out, just about the only thing left to do is figure out the layout of the Mario Party board and draw it as I'm making it from scratch. And said events do include Happening Spaces. As I'll be playing this like an actual game of Mario Party, yeah this might be my longest episode yet (but easy to do as it's merely a matter of copy and pasting events thanks to the spaces). In fact, I'll be using the RNG to determine the dice rolls so it'll be a surprise to myself. Heh, a bit retro now that I think about it regarding the map I'm making as the boards for the first three Mario Parties were all 2D backgrounds.
Edited by TheGamechanger on Apr 18th 2020 at 10:00:07 AM
Yes, I'm still setting things up for the finale, meaning it's not ready yet. I've got the layout figured out at least, so now I just have to make the map. I was going to have the map be detailed, but I realized that would take longer than you may have patience for and so I'm just gonna bare-bones it. Should I ever reuse this challenge the map should be more detailed by then, just not now.
EDIT: Finished making the paths of the map, now all that's left is the easy part of putting the board spaces on it. At this rate the final challenge will either be on Friday or Saturday.
Anyways, here's a bonus episode to tide you over.
The scene is that of Valecor's inner circle discussing last minute additions to the final challenge. Over half of them were absent, knowing that they weren't game show material and electing just to watch, letting the villains that were game show material be in charge of the challenge. Valecor turns to Bowser.
Now, what was your world's equivalent to eBay again?
Well you may have to use it and any other of you world's shopping websites to find those Capsule Machines I heard about.
A Koopatrol enters the room.
Lord Valecor, we got back from searching for more Ztars in the wake of our outage of them. Turns out they also go by the names of Shadow Stars, Z-Stars, and Dark Stars in different parts of the Mushroom Kingdom. It was when we used that knowledge that we found something that may interest you.
Really now? You are right, I am intrigued. Bring it in then!
The Koopatrol whistled and two more Koopatrols arrive, holding a glass container with purple mist inside.
This energy I sense... it is very much not like the Ztars! Yet I also can tell it is full of evil, having since been reduced to a broken mess. Allow me to fix that!
Valecor shatters the glass with a single punch, using his powers to cause the mist is swirl around and condense, becoming a dark purple sphere with a large black star on it.
That's... the Dark Star! I punched that faker out myself!
So, you have a history with this fella? Good, that makes being acquainted with him easier.
Valecor then rouses the artifact from his slumber. The Dark Star opens his red eyes and looks around the room.
He then spots Bowser.
Oh great, not him.
Relax, we're all allies here. I sense your appetite for destruction and I must say I crave some destruction myself. Not now of course, there's a time and a place for everything.
Well then, what are your current plans?
Valecor brings the Dark Star up to speed on Total Drama.
I see. Anything I could do to help with that?
Let's just put you among the Ztars as you pretend to be inactive, the challengers don't have to know what you are, geh heh heh heh! The moment one of them gets his or her hands on you, it's up to you whether and when to reveal yourself to them! As for what to do with them, it's up to you, just don't kill them or keep them from the challenge.
The Dark Star nods, pondering what kind of horrible things he can inflict upon the clueles challengers. Bill Cipher then speaks up.
This is all fine and dandy, but here's the dreaded question: who's gonna pay for all this?
I already have the perfect schmucks picked. Wario and Waluigi have collected plenty of treasure, wealth, and stolen goods over the years, so all we have to do is use their bank account and send them the bill when we're done! That way we won't have to pay a single cent!
All the villains tilt their heads back and share a hearty Evil Laugh.
Edited by TheGamechanger on Apr 23rd 2020 at 2:02:16 PM
The big update is tomorrow, though I can now start it since the map is done if I tried doing so now I'll be burning the night hours by the time I'm done. So I'm splitting up the finale as a result. No idea how long it's gonna take me to finish the finale as this is my first time writing a Mario Party, but I'll pull through.
Welcome to the finale of Total Drama! Last time on Total Drama, Gaige couldn't detect her way to victory! Now then folks, our challenge is so big we had to split it up into separate episodes!
The Challengers: Nagisa Momoe, Sasquatch
Now let's see who'll be◊ supporting who◊ in the final challenge:
The challengers are taken to a small Mario Party board.
Now before I have to do the real challenge, it's best I have you learn how to play Mario Party. So I arranged for a tutorial board to be made.
He gives them dice blocks and ten coins each.
These dice blocks are specifically made for this tutorial, as you can only roll numbers the tutorial calls for. Let's begin shall we? As this is just a tutorial it doesn't matter who goes first, so I'll let Nagisa go first as ladies first!
Nagisa hits the dice and rolls a 1. She moves 1 space and lands on a blue space.
That's a Blue Space. Landing on it earns you three coins.
Then the space activates and three coins emerge from it. She bends down and puts them in her pocket.
Now it's Sasquatch's turn. He hits the dice and rolls a 2. He moves 2 spaces and lands on a red space.
That's a Red Space. Landing on it loses you three coins.
Three coins suddenly and forcibly taken from Sasquatch's makeshift satchel and are absorbed into the space. He angrily grumbles.
Now it's Nagisa's turn. She hits the dice and rolls a 4. She moves 4 spaces and lands on a green space with a question mark in the middle.
That's a Happening Space. Whatever happens varies by board and location. Since this is a tutorial board nothing will happen, but normally something either good or bad will occur.
Now it's Sasquatch's turn. He hits the dice and rolls a 6. He moves 6 spaces and lands on a gray space with swords crossed in the center.
That's a Duel Space. Landing on that causes you to wager coins and stars from your opponent before the two of you do a minigame. Whoever wins gets what was wagered from the opponent.
Now it's Nagisa's turn. She hits the dice and rolls a 7. She moves 7 spaces and moves past a Capsule Machine.
That's a Capsule Machine. You receive a random orb from them. They're sentient, so the machines will give you an orb if you ask. Orbs have various effects, and you can use them on either yourself or on a space. If you use it on a space, then it becomes a Character Space in which if you land on it you receive 5 coins, but if someone else lands on it the effects of the orb will activate.
Nagisa goes up to the Capsule Machine and asks for a orb.
OK! I'll give you a orb! I wonder what it will be? Here it comes...
The machine shuffles the orbs inside it and spews out a purple orb containing the emblem of a black background with red eyes in the center.
*GASP!* It's a villain orb!
Nagisa is suddenly blasted aside as Valecor materializes before her and takes the orb.
A villain orb? Don't mind if I do, geh heh heh heh!
He then throws it to the red space that Nagisa were to land on, turning it to a villain space. After he leaves, Nagisa keeps going and lands on the villain space.
GEH HEH HEH! Welcome to my favorite space, the Villain Space! They're also called Bowser Spaces, but since more villains than just him are involved there had to be a design. I encourage you to land there, you'll be in for plenty of fun that we've devised such as minigames, geh heh heh heh heh!
Now it's Sasquatch's turn. He hits the dice and rolls a 10. He moves 8 spaces and meets a green pipe sticking out of the ground.
That's a Warp Pipe. Go down it and you're warped to another location on the board at another pipe. We're still trying to figure out how warp pipes work in general, some of them are strange but that's the gist of it.
Sasquatch goes down the pipe and exits at another one. He moves 2 spaces and arrives at a space in the shape of a star. The detective is right at the space on a futuristic floating platform and does the explaining himself.
This is a Star Space. Arrive here with 20 coins and I'll give you a star. The space moves to a different part of the board once I give someone the star, so look out. Also, the star space does nothing to the dice roll, so you can move past it if you have one or more spaces left.
Anyways that should wrap things up. There's actually a few more Mario Party spaces than this, but we settled on the ones best for two people. And there's usually a minigame at the end of each turn but since it's just two people we're not gonna do that.
Now all real Mario Party boards have a name, so I might as well tell you what mine is. We named it Calamitous Citadel. Here, have a map of the place for you to study for a bit before we send you off to the location.
He gives them the map◊ of the evil board.
No, we didn't mark what the happening spaces actually do, they're supposed to be a mystery! Otherwise they'd be no point in a question mark! See the places on the map marked Bill Cipher's Lottery, Bowser's Shop, Roller Coaster Station, and my throne? If you go by those places you have the option of interacting with them. Not so for when you go by me, as interacting with me is mandatory. As for what I do there, it's where you begin the final minigame... or should I say battle... against us villains should you meet the requirement of having three stars. Whoever reaches that requirement first merely gets a head start in said minigame. If you don't have the requirement, that's fine, as I also have coin and star-stealing services available... for a price. Naturally, I don't offer those services to you when the other has reached the requirement. Now that is all, when it's time for the real challenge to begin I'll call you, you are dismissed.
Edited by TheGamechanger on Apr 24th 2020 at 8:18:25 AM
Yeah, if this was a real Mario Party board it would probably be classified as That One Level, which makes sense as Bowser is involved and the hardest boards in Mario Party (which are usually the final boards in story modes) are his boards (Mario Party 3 is the exception as Waluigi took Bowser's place).
For the board I'm using the RNG to determine the dice rolls. Also using to to determine who wins minigames, with the number assigned to the challenger is from the turn order. The exception is the final minigame as that uses the screens from the rest of the Total Drama sim.
I think it's best I split this into 5-turn updates. Was going to split it every time a challenger gets a star, but as what happens to the star is random given the history of Mario Party I think every 5 turns would be enough. Sure 5 turns may not seem like much to an outsider but in Mario Party a lot can happen in just 5 turns. Plus with this set-up I can do more than one update a day as they're be less performance issues on my end than there would be if I were to make a bigger update.
Welcome back to Total Drama! As a reminder, the final challenge is huge, so we had to split it up for our viewers. After all, I doubt the viewers have bottomless bladders! As for the challengers they do that stuff off-camera and we move them back to their original spots and edit things so that it looks like they never left.
Challenge Music (all four are the board themes from some of the final boards I mentioned. Not including Eternal Star from 1, Bowser's Warped Orbit from 8, and Bowser Station from 9 as those are space themes and this isn't a space board. Linking to them anyways for the curious.)
The challengers arrive outside the gates of dark, foreboding castle, the stained glass depicting various villains. On the stone outcropping they're on is the huge engraving of the emblem for the villain spaces at their feet. Outside the castle are rocky pathways surrounded by bottomless pits and lava lakes. Among the pathways is a roller coaster built into some of them, and on the roller coaster train itself there seems to be a weapon built into the front of it. It's nighttime, and the skies were clear outside of a few volcanic clouds, showing a starry sky. The board spaces illuminated the dark paths with their ambient light. Valecor greets the challengers.
Geh heh heh heh! Welcome to Calamitous Citadel! A mere handful of us villains actually designed the board, the rest designed the minigames we'll throw at you! Don't worry about the lava, if you fall in it'll hurt like hell but you'll survive. Ever wondered why convection doesn't seem to be around in certain worlds? You can thank magic for putting a protective shield on the lava!
Valecor gives them 10 coins and a dice block each.
Now, roll the dice to determine who goes first and this gnarly party can begin!
Nagisa hits the dice and rolls a 1.
Sasquatch hits the dice and rolls a 6.
Geh heh heh heh, that means you get to go first Sasquatch!
The drawbridge to the castle lowers and the iron gate opens, allowing passage to the board.
Turns out splitting this into a 5 turn format was the right thing, I had performance issues with this update and thus had to redo it when I lost my progress.
Back at Valecor's lair his inner circle watches the challenge from the television. Lex turns to Valecor.
So have you told them that the challenge is under a turn limit?
Nope, I figured it would be best for them to be unaware of that to test them. If neither if them reach the 3-star requirement by the end, both are in for a surprise... geh heh heh heh!
The gnarly party continues.
Edited by TheGamechanger on Apr 25th 2020 at 2:34:30 PM
The gnarly party continues:
Edited by TheGamechanger on Apr 26th 2020 at 5:14:52 AM
If you're wondering, the orbs are among the very few things in Mario Party I'm not using the RNG for, as the whatever game formula to determine that doesn't exactly go well with the online RNG so I have little choice but to pick them by hand.
Edited by TheGamechanger on Apr 26th 2020 at 8:53:59 AM
Edited by TheGamechanger on Apr 27th 2020 at 9:21:47 AM
Crimenny fuck how many more turns are left?
I plan on wrapping the Mario Party turns tomorrow. As for how many turns, I used the maximum as I knew that using the turns on the lower end of the spectrum would make it impossible to get 3 stars.
I am aiming to wrap up the season by Wednesday, for those wondering.
Edited by TheGamechanger on Apr 26th 2020 at 2:16:20 PM
Back at Valecor's lair the inner circle continues watching the game. Frieza turns to Valecor.
May I ask how many turns are left?
Oh, we have 10 more turns until I announce to the challengers they have 5 turns left. I figured using the maximum of 50 turns would be good due to the rate the challengers have performed so far. Besides, would be impossible for either of them to get 3 stars if I used the minimum of 10 turns. I heard the newest version of Mario Party has a maximum of 15 turns unlike the previous games, but I consider that not so super.
Edited by TheGamechanger on Apr 27th 2020 at 6:29:15 AM
The villains continue watching the game.
Geh heh heh, we've reached the final 5 turns! Time to summon the Roulette of Fate and make the final 5 turns special!
Valecor summons the challengers at the starting area, where a large television screen sits with two floating blocks in front of it.
Well I might as well spill the beans to you two. There was actually a turn limit the whole time and now we've reached the final 5 turns. To mark the occassion, I've arranged for something special...
Valecor turns the screen on and it starts flashing various images.
Just hit the block next to you to determine what special things we have in store for you! Nagisa, since you're in last place why don't you go first?
She hits the block and the screen stops on the image of a Villain Space.
GEH HEH HEH! Well, things are gonna be especially fun as now all red spaces are now Villain Spaces!
The screen starts flashing images again.
Your turn next Sasquatch!
Sasquatch hits the block and the screen stops on the image of a star.
And now the star costs nothing! Make sure you're the first to land on the space, geh heh heh heh!
Valecor then warps the challengers back to their original spaces.
Suddenly the challengers are warped to the starting area of the board. Valecor claps his hands as he approaches them.
Well done! Both of you made a fine effort! It was a close call, but Nagisa won this game of Mario Party!
Nagisa looks up with pride.
Since neither of you reached the requirement of getting 3 stars, I've set up something special so you can earn those stars!
Suddenly the whole board rumbles as the fortresses and citadel are moved away from the coaster via hidden mechanisms, leaving a wide open area around the coaster. The coaster itself shifts around to have am much more comfortable ride experience, meaning it really was designed to be a hellish experience. A huge platform emerges from the ground where the citadel once stood, and on it is Mecha-Bowser. I have more than one copy of that giant robot you see before you. The coaster has two separate cars for you two. Just get on the coaster and shoot the mini-cannon at Mecha-Bowser. Beware, as it will use its flame breath on the coaster path and fire Bullet Bills to trail after you. Aim the cannon at the head to move the flames away from the track. If you see a Bullet Bill near you, use the mini-cannon on it before it hits the coaster. Whoever lands the final blow on Mecha-Bowser earns a star, and a new Mecha-Bowser will show up to start the process all over again. The amount of laps will be infinite for this challenge until one of you gets 3 stars, then that person can disembark.
The challengers make the climb up the coaster station stairs to get into their coasters.
Soon the battle begins, pretty much going like this. Nagisa ends up landing the final blow on the first Mecha-Bowser, causing it to explode in a massive explosion, sending shards of scrap metal flying everywhere. She arrives back at the coaster station and disembarks just in time for the wreckage of the Mecha-Bowser to be replaced when a new one emerges from the ground. Now that Sasquatch is going solo against the robot, the boss was harder this time around but he manages to beat it, also causing it to explode in the same fashion. He arrives back at the coaster station and disembarks. The two of them than go back to the starting area to meet up with Valecor.
Geh heh heh, great job! Now here's your stars!
He gives them their stars, now having 3 stars each. Valecor then turns to the camera.
Well folks that's about wraps it up for this part of the episode. Next time you join us, the winner of Total Drama shall be determined! See you next time on Total Drama Action!
I am so sorry to do this so early but, when Tyrone makes it to the next season's cast (I think), I'll nominate him again and if Chopper doesn't make it, then I'll have to nominate Sylvia◊ for the Screaming Gophers
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