Post by Andrea on Sept 24, 2018 18:34:13 GMT -5
First, my bad for not starting one of these last time, but if I ever don't and you have things to say, feel free to do so instead!
"Area Cloak by Toxin"
Calling out on the drive up the very small but totally possibly chance that one of a small handful of specific players might jump into a hostile Area Gate spell at the last moment, and then being EXACTLY RIGHT.
Subsequently hearing reports of players coming to realize that there was someone else in that fight the whole time.
Matt's seriously unsettling impression of a full tilt Virgil cackle.
Watching Cross stealth gank someone from our vantage point and being like "get em, get em, get em...YEAH".
"You certainly don't find any...traditionally harvestable parts."
A LARP party unanimously settling on the no-kill option with literally no encouragement or extra reward. I was shocked and impressed.
Isaac, or the homunculi formerly known as Isaac I guess, stepping up to the plate for "tell me your fondest memory", and trying to evaluate in real time whether his grisly result would count.
Getting back into the swing of using the magic system that I helped build, up to and including doing a ritual with players.
Finally running my underwater mod after literally years of conceptualization (I'm talking back when we were thinking about running Echo years). Still really sad that the shark failed at the last minute.
Neth: On three, say "Manu".
Right after the Ben death, hearing from a distance people seeing my red lights coming around the tavern and thinking it was going to be some kind of danger, and then stepping into the light an hearing the "OH"s.
Jahz's face after the ritual results.
Emotional Trauma Team in the Void Plane. Brainstorming how to make these as powerful as we could was fun, seeing and hearing the extent to which they worked was even better.
Watching Vrajj be confused about why his maybe-almost-girlfriend/army ranger friend seemed mad at him and then realizing that it was probably just because um HIS COUNTRY JUST DECLARED WAR ON HERS.
Post by Ahri on Sept 25, 2018 8:38:35 GMT -5
Seeing the King in the Woods for the first time.
"I'm so sorry."
Seeing Jonas for the first time. Jeff's fury and glee was exciting in an "we're all about to die" kind of way.
Morning nature walk.
Quitarsi. Goddamn. Just. Goddamn.
The Water Plane. This mod was fun and cute as hell. 10/10, would eat gillyweed and go on extraplanar travels again.
Tarot reading. Highly recommend the experience to anyone who hasn't gotten a reading from Mizuali.
Instructing Eskander on a theoretical combat ritual to cast on-the-fly during the Phineas encounter.
"I'm sorry, but this needs to happen."
Everything about the Aether and Void Plane. So many scenes and lines designed just to mess with us.
"You were so certain."
Post-Plane discussions among the mages. Feels were had.
War were declared.
Post by rashaad on Sept 25, 2018 13:00:18 GMT -5
Gargling while talking in the Water Plane. I'm so disappointed in all of you.
Buying my paintings, then later realizing that EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED. Tower for Tower baby.
Void Plane of Feels. I haven't blubbered like that in years at a game. Jesus it was cathartic.
literally throwing a chair looking for a keystone.
"You serve Mulenti?"
"Oh because he's your better! got it."
"no, not because he is my better. no mulenti is "my better". I just happen to enjoy his company."
everyone say MANUMANUMONEYYY!!!
"It's Scrench isn't it."
"You can't possibly know that..."
"okay fine it's scrench."
"Hey guys, it's me, Scrench!"
Branch-Manager. BRANCH (ETHANI) MANAGER!
"SHAPES TO THE SHAPELESS, FORMS TO THE FORMLESS, BLOOD OF KINGS, BESTOW UNTO ME!!! AHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
Post by Vrraj on Sept 25, 2018 13:57:50 GMT -5
Pronouncing Isaac's new name
Accepting that the expedition will never spell mine correctly
Morning Vision walk w/my bois
The Tarot reading, so good on many levels. Also highly recommend a Mizuali read.
Seeing everyone on team bank job looking slick AF Saturday afternoon
"In my time..your people were the slaves"
Marco KILLING IT as the Shimmer Fey Saturday, Gods what a bastard he was.
Electro-Zombie Kill team
Talking to Ahri bout getting that soul back and then 45 minutes later GETTING THAT SOUL BACK *barking intensifies*
"What a trade..."
Hearing the mess of Thaums outside the tavern following the Trauma Plane.
Rashaad: ::sobbing:: "I wanna go home!"
Vrraj: ::attempting to comfort:: "It's okay" ::looks around to make sure he's doing it correctly::
Jonas: "Suprise F*ckers!" ::sprays crushing bullets into tavern::
When bae was piiiiiiissed, RE:"I can't talk to you right now"
Equal parts confusion and "OH F*CK"
Post by Deva on Sept 25, 2018 15:17:57 GMT -5
Finding out that 4 was just the right number at the Quarterly Meeting.
A one on one with the King.
Woozy Jhaz explaining his experience post-kidnapping.
Looking real slick with my boys.
“And if you see any sharks, don't hit them.”
The Water Plane and all of its cute silly shit. I was a little jealous of Don being a nimboid.
Long conversations in a temple.
The emotional punch of, “This is my last will and testament.”
*maniacal laughter* “ ‘Where’s Ben!?’ Ben’s dead!” Emotional punch plus terror.
Traditional late night horror discussions.
Making Ahri cry. Having a tendril hand. It was a blast to be on the staff side of things briefly and help with an awesome mod.
Post by martigan on Sept 25, 2018 15:33:26 GMT -5
Listening to Randy talk to the King and Wally. I half expected him to say “AYE, I’M WALKIN’ HEAH!”
Having my new character see the King for the first time and think “This fae is batshit”.
Jonas. Really wanted him to go Full Metal Jacket while he sprayed us.
“GET SOME! GET SOME!”
Running from the stealthjack, leading him toward the Mulenti at the tavern by accident. Having Matt ask me afterwards “Was that racism?”
Channeling my people while I faced the ancient enemy.
The transition from Aether plane to Void plane making me go wide-eyed thinking “OH FUCK OH FUCK OH FUCK”.
“WE TOLD YOU AND YOU DIDN’T LISTEN”
I was also Deva-stated.
Trying to reassure Ahri after trauma plane.
Me : “Don’t worry, you know we won’t let that happen”.
Ahri : “I’ll never let that happen”.
Thinking to myself “That’s what?...you know what, nevermind.”
Failing hard. I’m usually clever and quick enough to pull out partial wins most of the time, good to have a little humbling.
Blink Maiming Martin...for science!
Being thankful I didn’t see any cops with roses.
Hearing the war start and thinking- “Glad I’m not Araris, he would have just started gunning down every Althanian in the room.”
Overall, personal opinion, single best event I’ve ever attended as a whole. So dope.
Post by Director Matt on Sept 25, 2018 16:41:21 GMT -5
Vrraj just refusing to acknowledge Verrny's nonsense; just very clearly filtering out all of the drill sergeant insults and aggression and only listening for the actual useful information. That is very much a reaction I haven't gotten to that npc before, and I enjoyed it immensely.
Getting dismantled like a car as a relatively dangerous npc; I sincerely appreciate watching players be on point, and a team stormed a room from two sides, negated my initial grenade almost entirely, expertly stopped my first incant, blew my weapons out of my hands, and then just went about taking me down. Very well done.
Having my corpse photographed like an old bounty or some sort of big game take down.
Being peak Ben for a little bit; refusing to leave this mess for someone else, refusing to let laws or conventions be a shield to capital E evil, refusing to let someone else march into the maw of danger in his stead, refusing to back down an inch from doing what he believed needed to be done. It was honestly tough to RP Ben this event for the first few minutes I was out as him, knowing what might very well happen to him just a couple hours on, but in some way it was cathartic to really just let Ben be as much Ben as he could be, even if to an extent it was really just me feeling what the character was feeling, and I'm not even sure how much came across.
Having a long chat about faith with some new friends in a very, very old church. One guest turned out to be ruder than expected, while another elected to keep an old man company after the others had left. Please, do visit again.
The reaction I got from doing my best impression of Nick's full cackle.
Getting a little side-eye from a couple people while doing my best to make the execution of a serial killer as brutal-looking as possible; hey, if you guys wanted it to be at all humane, you could have done the deed yourselves.
Realizing a group of non-thaumaturges are discussing advanced ritual theory using bits of what they've picked up from the mages, with muffins as the example in their thought experiments.
Having a couple awesome players volunteer to make the Void much more amazing than it might have been without them.
There were a ton of other great moments this event, and listing all of them would be excessive. Thanks again all for helping to make this event what it was!