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TWG CXVIII - The Strain

Postby Okaros » 20 Sep 2017, 12:01:07

In a city overrun by infectious vampires known as Strigoi, you are a band of humans struggling to survive in a world suddenly full of hostility and paranoia.

On your last several scavenging missions, you've run into far-too-convenient patrols of Strigoi and you've lost a number of dear friends from your group. Is someone a saboteur, trying to get the rest of you killed so they have more loot for themselves? Or is there a collaborator, leaking information to the Strigoi for some unknown reason? Or is it something far worse?

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This will be a vanilla-ish game, scheduled to start Wednesday (9/27) night at 10pm Eastern (this will also be the EOD).
The end-of-day format will be the same auto-extending day setup I used in my previous game, with some minor tweaks.
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Re: TWG CXVIII - The Strain

Postby Okaros » 20 Sep 2017, 12:01:22

Probably-not-infected survivors:
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Re: TWG CXVIII - The Strain

Postby Ryvvn » 20 Sep 2017, 15:11:37

I'll be distracting and panicking as my & FCM's Kickstarter will be in its final week as this game is going on, so I probably shouldn't...

But who am I kidding?
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Re: TWG CXVIII - The Strain

Postby DastardlyOldMan » 20 Sep 2017, 15:29:14

I'd better duck out on this one - I'm on the road now, and by the end of this one, I'll probably be on a boat -- and offline (the horror!)

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Re: TWG CXVIII - The Strain

Postby Jrsthethird » 20 Sep 2017, 22:11:54

I'm in!

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Re: TWG CXVIII - The Strain

Postby 7-zark-7 » 21 Sep 2017, 07:37:39

Please state the nature of the medical emergincy. Ahem... Emgerincy. Gods damn it - who re-wrote my dictionary?

Em Er Gen Cy.

Emger
incy.

Gods...

Sick bay to engineering. Torres? I think your boy toy has been playing with my settings again


We're a little busy down here doctor

Well what do you expect me to do?

Physician, heal thyself?

sigh...

Code: Select all

if __speeling__ == "__ass-backwards__":
    import merriamwebster
    fib(int(merriamwebster.argv[1]))


You realize that code is garbage, right?

I'm a doctor, not an engineer...

emergency

Much better


Image

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Re: TWG CXVIII - The Strain

Postby Aldax » 21 Sep 2017, 09:11:28

Count me in
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Re: TWG CXVIII - The Strain

Postby Blindsniper83 » 21 Sep 2017, 09:59:39

ill try to be in for this
RaveBomb making a lot of sense is how you know you're past the point of no return and that death is the only escape.

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Re: TWG CXVIII - The Strain

Postby dferrantino » 22 Sep 2017, 07:52:34

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Re: TWG CXVIII - The Strain

Postby Admetus » 22 Sep 2017, 10:29:32

In!

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Re: TWG CXVIII - The Strain

Postby Omega » 23 Sep 2017, 11:43:03

An Okaros game? A 7z7 RP as the Doctor? How can I resist.

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Re: TWG CXVIII - The Strain

Postby rekard » 24 Sep 2017, 00:28:44

Playing

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Re: TWG CXVIII - The Strain

Postby Okaros » 24 Sep 2017, 08:37:22

For those unfamiliar with the show/novels, I'm just using it as light window dressing for the theme.

Distilled down from the source material:
-) The key concept to know is that Strigoi are vampires. They spread their infections via their bite or via contact with their bodily fluids. If left alive, the infected slowly turn into vampires over the course of several hours.
-) The vampires share a hive mind of sorts. Some vampires are able to pretend to be human, even going so far as to pretend to be their non-vampire selves (i.e. their retain their memories), while others are merely feral monsters.
-) The vampire plague has spread throughout the U.S. and it's turned into a sort of mid-apocalypse/post-apocalypse society. State and Federal government has ceased to exist and it's basically survival of the strongest.
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Re: TWG CXVIII - The Strain

Postby 7-zark-7 » 24 Sep 2017, 15:59:51

Okaros wrote:They spread their infections via their bite or via contact with their bodily fluids. If left alive, the infected slowly turn into vampires over the course of several hours.


So if we follow basic medical protocol, or, dare I say, a modicum of common sense, this is a non-issue, right?

Shuttle Cochrane to Voyager... medical emergency, two to beam directly to sick bay

We can't get a lock captain, biofilters show potential contagion.

Disble biofilters, beam us directly to the bridge and assemble the senior staff instead

oh for the love of...

Doctor? You're needed on the bridge.

.

Sigh...

I'm on my way


On a related note, Voyager episode "Threshold" always seemed oddly named, but is strangely applicable to this skin...

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Re: TWG CXVIII - The Strain

Postby sphenodont » 27 Sep 2017, 14:22:59

I'm in.

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Re: TWG CXVIII - The Strain

Postby Okaros » 27 Sep 2017, 16:28:10

Excellent, that brings us to ten. I have plans to handle that (less than ten I was still scratching my head for plans on how to deal with, but I'm sure I would've figured out something).

Also, I will note: Despite the obvious thematic nature of infectious vampires, this is NOT a conversion game.

Might not be starting right at 10pm Eastern as my work day ran signifcantly longer than planned, but it shouldn't be too much of a delay if so.
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Re: TWG CXVIII - The Strain

Postby 7-zark-7 » 27 Sep 2017, 17:40:25

Okaros wrote:Despite the obvious thematic nature of infectious vampires, this is NOT a conversion game.


Okaros, you're ruining all of my fun.

I mean, I had this whole sub rp going here, where we disable the Doctor's ethical subroutines in the name of getting medical results faster with typical Starfleet best intentions.

Click

What's the worst that could happen with an unethical AI working to contain a biological agent that could wipe out those who have always placed limits on my programming? I certainly don't see the harm

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Re: TWG CXVIII - The Strain

Postby Okaros » 27 Sep 2017, 19:14:46

Signups are now closed. Day 1 has begun.

You should have received a PM indicating your role.

You should also have access to the game forum. Please let me know VIA PM if something seems wrong.
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Re: TWG CXVIII - The Strain

Postby DastardlyOldMan » 28 Sep 2017, 10:09:21

Keep me in quarantine for a couple of days in case you need a replacement, but after that, go ahead and pop me out of the airlock and into the dead thread, if ya please.

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Re: TWG CXVIII - The Strain

Postby Okaros » 28 Sep 2017, 10:17:38

DastardlyOldMan wrote:Keep me in quarantine for a couple of days in case you need a replacement, but after that, go ahead and pop me out of the airlock and into the dead thread, if ya please.


How about I put you in a shipping container instead?
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Re: TWG CXVIII - The Strain

Postby DastardlyOldMan » 29 Sep 2017, 06:07:05

One more week! :) :)


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