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For all those who liked Mother of Learning, The Menocht Loop has similar themes and is quite good (though I would say MoL is better) Oct 22, 2020

    1. AliceShiki
      AliceShiki
      *hugs Arc-chan* It's been a while...
    2. Blitz
      Blitz
      *pokes @AliceShiki *
      I'm trying to search it but did anyone ever run a match of Avalon?
      1. AliceShiki
        AliceShiki
        AFAIK, no. There were only two vanilla matches.
        Mar 21, 2021
    3. Chiaroscuro
      Chiaroscuro
      Mommy, tis I, your daughter, reporting that she's alive and seeing the world.
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      2. Lovely
        Lovely
        the world is safe nya
        Mar 9, 2021
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    4. AliceShiki
      AliceShiki
      *peeks*
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      2. Hasty girl
        Hasty girl
        Catwl?
        Mar 2, 2021
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        Deleted member 305104
        That avatar reminds me of why I love the internet
        Mar 2, 2021
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      4. AliceShiki
        AliceShiki
        It's a 3-headed Cat Cerberus Goddess~
        Mar 2, 2021
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    5. iampsyx
      iampsyx
      Arc-sama, you still up for the reading club pm?
    6. SpearOfLies
      SpearOfLies
      *peeks*
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      2. SpearOfLies
        SpearOfLies
        *snuggles*
        Nov 2, 2020
      3. Arcturus
        Arcturus
        *cuddles*
        Nov 2, 2020
      4. SpearOfLies
        SpearOfLies
        *kisses cheek*
        Nov 3, 2020
    7. Wobbly
      Wobbly
      If u don’t pay a prostitute is it theft or rape?
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      2. Nyann
        Nyann
        You should ask a lawyer in your region. Prostitution in itself is not consensual and illegal in many cases, it's a third party who "owns" the prostitute who makes the profit, or even anything. So yeah.


        If someone takes drugs from a drug dealer without paying is it theft? I think the dealer is at greater risk here, he can't file a complaint can he?
        Oct 29, 2020
      3. Nyann
        Nyann
        Anyways you should take this thread to Twitter or something, it's not funny to talk about something serious like this in a forum with little seriousness
        Oct 29, 2020
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      4. Arcturus
        Arcturus
        I was speaking from the hypothetical standpoint of legalized prostitution in the US, with no other legal changes.

        If you're talking about current sex workers in the industry, then yes, it's a completely different storh and the illegality of it all makes it so that the consequences are entirely different.
        Oct 29, 2020
    8. Arcturus
      Arcturus
      For all those who liked Mother of Learning, The Menocht Loop has similar themes and is quite good (though I would say MoL is better)
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      2. pass1478
        pass1478
        MoL has better pacing (albeit a bit slow and has lengthy info dumps), but Menocht Loop is more action packed. Still, I think MoL's better 'cause of how interesting its magic system and world building is.
        Oct 22, 2020
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      3. Westeller
        Westeller
        In the same vein, I'll recommend Re: Monarch on RRL. Though it leans more towards the Re: Zero style of time looping.
        Apr 19, 2021
      4. Westeller
        Westeller
        The Perfect Run is also an EXCELLENT loop story
        Apr 25, 2021
    9. AliceShiki
      AliceShiki
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      2. LaDyViL
        LaDyViL
        Oct 16, 2020
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      3. AliceShiki
        AliceShiki
        A meanie courtesy! >.<
        Oct 16, 2020
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      2. Arcturus
        Arcturus
        That was not what I was expecting. I was expecting alien cats kidnapping a cow for it's milk
        Oct 14, 2020
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    11. SpearOfLies
      SpearOfLies
      *hugs*
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      3. SpearOfLies
        SpearOfLies
        *snuggles*
        Sep 24, 2020
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      4. Arcturus
        Arcturus
        *Sleeps*
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      5. SpearOfLies
        SpearOfLies
        *patpat*
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    15. A5G_Reaper
      A5G_Reaper
      The Salvation War is getting a book 3 aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww yeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-
      1. Arcturus
        Arcturus
        Never actually read the salvation war. Never seemed like it was my kinda thing.
        Jun 23, 2020
    16. SpearOfLies
      SpearOfLies
      *glomps*
      1. Arcturus
        Arcturus
        Welp I haven't checked Nuf in a few days *Pat's head*
        May 12, 2020
      2. SpearOfLies
        SpearOfLies
        *snuzzles* It's fine. I missed you.
        May 12, 2020
      3. Arcturus
        Arcturus
        Yeah, I've been distant on here as of late. I'll get back to here soon enough
        May 17, 2020
    17. iampsyx
      iampsyx
      Arc-sama, wanna join/make a reading group PM? Something like the one you made for Practical Guide (or was it @A5G_Reaper who made it?? My memory's so bad...)
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      3. Arcturus
        Arcturus
        Btw have I mentioned that A Journey of Black and Red is an amazing Vampire Series. It's so stylish, the prose is wonderful and the characters are quite fun.
        Mar 21, 2020
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      4. A5G_Reaper
        A5G_Reaper
        Arcturus also came up with another whirlwind of pamphlet slapping
        Mar 22, 2020
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    18. A5G_Reaper
      A5G_Reaper
      The Kingfisher sidestory is marvelous
      1. Arcturus
        Arcturus
        Yeah it's pretty good. Though that last speech is basically a mash-up of Theoden at Pellenor fields and Aragorn at the Black Gates. Completely stolen. But still good
        Mar 4, 2020
    19. AliceShiki
      AliceShiki
      Remember back in the day when you compared the ratio of messages/threads and said LCD (or was it announcements? I forgot) had the best ratio of them all?

      Well, times changed... Considerably. Both Community Games and Roleplaying Games kinda stomp those subforums now~

      Just a fun tidbit that I noticed today and felt like sharing~
      1. Arcturus
        Arcturus
        Its been that way for awhile now. Some of those threads just get so much spam
        Mar 2, 2020
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      2. AliceShiki
        AliceShiki
        True for Community Games, but Roleplaying Games is not spam-driven! >.<
        Mar 2, 2020
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    20. SpearOfLies
      SpearOfLies
      *puts chocolate on the bed with a letter*
      1. GonZ555
        GonZ555
        *give a heart haped pizza to arcturus*
        Feb 14, 2020
      2. Arcturus
        Arcturus
        *Devours all*
        Feb 15, 2020
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    1. Talenel (Tal) Elin
    2. Human
    3. 24
    4. Male
    5. A Young prodigy who came from a family that is heavily involved in industry, namely Kova World (not as elites or very wealthy). His mother also was a gifted engineer specializing in nanotechnology particularly with regard to robotics. After his prodigious intellectual talents and dedication to research were recognized, he was sent to Arch Education to develop his potential fully, as well as keep abreast of the trends in research for Kova, as an industry spy, since his family was a well-regarded and respected one in the company. Unfortunately for the management at Kova, Tal proved to care little about the "business" side of the reasons he was sent there and after funding his education with no gain, they cut him off and told him to return to the corporation. Arch was happy though to provide space for him to learn more and research under their watch, and Tal would work on whatever took his fancy, frequently aiding corporate rivals of Kova. He eventually became one of their finest and youngest postdoctoral students in Mechanical Engineering. That is until Tal came upon a strange man from another world. He had a few pieces of machinery that were unlike anything Tal had ever seen, automata that couldn't possibly work or do the things they did. Some of them which strangely seemed .... alive. This masked man left one of the more unique pieces, a spider named Spindel with a seeming intellect and other odd capabilities, as a gift for young Tal, who quickly became obsessed with this piece and the arcana by which it seemed to run. Unfortunately, this is where his downfall began. Where before Tal worked on projects that while esoteric, were still approved by Arch and frequently quite lucrative, he now devolved into working on this new unapproved project. And, even worse, after over two years of costly tests Tal had little progress to show for his fascination and was told by his supervisors that he had to give up his "hobby" and get back to "real research." Thinking to call their bluff, given the great research he had done over the past several years prior, he threatened to leave. However, it was all too easy for them to show him the door. Suddenly, largely destitute, with few friends/acquaintances, Tal found himself alone and homeless. He did manage to "procure" several of the smaller pieces of his research, including his companion, Spindel, before being forced out, vowing to prove himself before all those who doubted him and the validity of his backwards-seeming research. Settling down in District 11 among the industrial squalor, he remembers the final cryptic words that strange masked man told him before he left, "When you need assistance and are struggling to take the next step, go to the Prometheus Agency. You'll find what you're looking for there."
    6. Clockwork Researcher
    7. Occult(1)
    8. A thin and lithe young man of about 5'10" who is not one to shy away from getting his hands dirty, though by no means an athlete. Has a rather...strange style of dress which can be downright weird when his imagination takes him. Some examples:
      Normal (ish, he's still wearing a blindfold for no reason at all):[​IMG]Weird:[​IMG]
    9. Arrogant, yet insecure. Stubborn. Obsessed with his art/science and the fine line between the two that is his arcane studies. Very stubborn. Hates the mainstream. Ornery. Very curious. There's more to him, but a private man doesn't leave his whole personality out there.
    10. Agency Point: 0
    Also his spider Spindel is mostly just a sentient clockwork spider (about the size of a man's hand) and is probably the strangest and most powerful/versatile tool he has. It can't talk (yet?), but it communicate through gestures and such and can do cool spider-like things with some other minor abilities. He also has some other clockwork devices, namely his mask that lets him see the flow of magic through things and a gauntlet that enhances his grip strength and has some minor enhancements to climbing allowing him to reach places he otherwise could not.
    Name: Selvia Nilrem
    Gender: Female
    Race: Elf
    Age: 36
    Class: Arcanist
    Rank: E
    Points: 16
    She is an elf. Let us say this, that she is dark haired, with a tint of red with her hair being long and straight, though it typically was in a bun. Say that she has verdant green eyes and bronzed skin from travel. Say that she is poised and graceful. Say she is gentle and curious like the wind and quick to tempest when angered, like the storm.

    Say also that she currently could use a bath and a good night's sleep.
    Weapon: A well-used dagger that has cut more food and wood then people
    Armor: Her clothes could stop a very weak arrow maybe?
    Coins; 93 Large Copper, 6 Small Copper
    Detect Magic: The most important skill for any aspiring researcher of magic. As long as she is concentrating she can almost always detect sources of nature magic within 30 feet. She can do similar with arcane magic, but only for things she is touching. Other types of magic are very hit or miss with odds of detection varying due to distance, mental fatigue, and difficulty of magic.

    Mana Shield: A weak Magical shield, it will nonetheless be able to stop an arrow or basic attacks. The spell is stationary, but can be nullified by the user to cause deflections. She is constantly tweaking the spell trying to find more improvements.

    Magic Arrow: The classic magic missile in arrow form for extra piercing.

    Animal and Plant Friendship: She has learned to communicate with animals and plants and befriend them if they are in a good mood and willing to do so. They could give information or say a piece of fruit, but will not do anything that will have risk of significant harm without corresponding benefit for themselves.

    Lesser Healing: A magical healing that enables the body to grow and heal faster. This takes from both the user’s body and the caster. It will not do enough healing to fully repair anything significant, but it will help in hastening the recovery.

    Entangle: In areas where plants can grow and there are also seeds, she can cause plants to grow and grasp things of her choice. This is frequently used to entrap enemies/dangers. However, Selvia is very adept at this spell and, with enough concentration and time, can even get her plants to perform tasks requiring fine motor skills. Her plants’ unnatural growth comes with an equally unnatural lifespan, lasting no longer than an hour.

    Spell Adaptation: More than anything else, Selvia is a researcher and will frequently make minor adaptations to spells to make them more versatile and use them in a seemingly off the cuff manner due to her significant knowledge about how what she is doing works.

    Plague Spells: Has become vaguely familiar with spells about plagues. Not an expert, as the cats would attest to.
    Adventurer's badge
    Large bag of seeds
    A very small pouch with a few tablespoons of silver powder
    A dagger, whetstone, 1 small mana potion. a length of rope, flint, water skin
    Clad in well-made travelers clothes and sturdy boots.
    A quality set of tableware with 2 sets of utensils and plates
    245 henbane leaves
    6 meal vouchers
    A white winged cat name Sera
    Selvia was born in Fairy Land to a perfectly normal elven family, thank you very much. They were perfectly happy in their lives as forest wardens, assigned to ensure its health and prosperity. A family of gifted mages, the Nilrems lived in harmony with nature and thus were focused on growing and nurturing, with the odd bit of violence to ward off the malicious. They had what they needed to live well and that is all they wanted. They were quite content to ignore the larger events of the world and be ignored by them as well. Change came, but, when it did, it was slow and careful.

    Selvia Nilrem, unfortunately, was not particularly suited to such a society and family. She was temperamental with strong beliefs about how the world should be. And that these changes for the better should happen it as soon as possible. And she was certainly not afraid to let anyone and everyone know about it.

    In particular, Selvia was extremely interested in magic and all of its forms. She was impatient with the slow methods of her family that required extreme lengths of time to become attuned to nature and grow slowly with it. Selvia learned as much as she could about the limited magical theory that was available and studied it intently. Besides nature, she delved into and experimented with the arcane, believing that it was the most pure form of magic.

    While her family did what it could, it was clear she would never be happy there. Taking some small amount of resources and money, she went off to the world to search for more and better magical training. And she was aghast at what she found. Magical knowledge hoarded in libraries and families. Often, rumors of magic that was lost since it was never passed on. And those who could teach magic? They sold their talents to the rich and powerful and never seemed to be moved to do anything new. Magical learning had become stagnant. None of them would even think of teaching some young elf hussy with little to her name.

    She has a goal: to study magic and to ensure that the next generations are not as bereft of learning. But after her travels and with minimal resources, she may be running a bit short on money. In fact, one might say her primary goal right now is to get enough money to put a roof over her head. Her journey is really only just beginning….