Non-HPU: Pokémon: Explorers of the Veil

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Re: Non-HPU: Pokémon: Explorers of the Veil

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Same, really. I want this RP to keep going and I'm invested. Sorry for not posting in a bit. I haven't come up with a reply to Einar that I'm satisfied with. If we need a metaphorical AED I can get put up something.
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Re: Non-HPU: Pokémon: Explorers of the Veil

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Honestly, even if the person looking to leave did leave, we'd still have enough players for a viable RP. It only needs four.

I'd be OK with taking over GM duties. I was pretty much already GMing this game anyway. The problem is continuing with so many players and characters suddenly missing. There needs to be a reason why so many of them are leaving. Something to explain it In Character.
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Yeah, the usual technic for leaving characters where they’re just retconned out of existence won’t really work here. Anyone got any idea for why Game and Busters characters would suddenly leave? I have an idea for why Alan and Luke would leave, but it’s reliant on something I never got around to establishing in game, so I’m not sure I should use it.
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CyberDragon wrote:I'd be OK with taking over GM duties. I was pretty much already GMing this game anyway. The problem is continuing with so many players and characters suddenly missing. There needs to be a reason why so many of them are leaving. Something to explain it In Character.
My first thought was they get called away to work for a different guild, but that wouldn't be very immediate and there's a mix of new and veteran members that need to be dealt with. We do have a MissingNo. at our disposal so they could vanish because of glitches, but I don't think that's a Pandora’s Box we want to open.
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I would say go ahead and use it. Perhaps it's not something you introduced yet, but if you'd like to bow out, I'm sure any method you use will be better than anything we string up.

As for the others, I sent Cyber a list already, before I knew who was wanting to leave.

But, to copy the relevant ones, here's what I suggested:

Rose & Baja: Rose doesn't trust that being surrounded by so many high energy Pokemon will help Baja, and so wants to try a smaller guild.

Scallop & Atum: Word through the grapevine that Scallop's mother has been found alive, something something chasing a trail from a new place. Doesn't need to be specific.

Luke & Alan: Luke is sent to stay with grandmother for a time as his father is sent to look into something.
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Ironically enough if my character Lance is back up for grabs and you need more players I can join?
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That's fine with me as long as Lego is ok with it.
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That’s sounds great to me, and I like Leaf’s suggestion for how to get rid of the other two. I just need to figure out how to write their exit in a way that feels natural.
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Actually if you want to keep Lance you can keep him. You have been using him for awhile.

I will make an adventurer, to be in a team.
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Lego is planning to leave the game, Grim. He's not going to be playing Lance anymore.
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Yeah, and I can see why I bowed out the first time ^-^u You guys have way more knowledge and the mechanics are FAR more extensive than I've ever really bothered to keep with, Mystery Dungeon or Pokémon games either.
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I apologise for my contributions to going way too deep into the mechanics. I love the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games, and am just stoked to have a place to apply what I know. I can tone it down and/or attempt to better explain them from here.
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Re: Non-HPU: Pokémon: Explorers of the Veil

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You're doing fine, Leaf.

I do have a question for everyone. With so many people leaving, we now have only about four guild recruit characters. Two are going on one mission, two on the other. With so few characters, splitting them into two assignments seems like it would be spreading us thin.

In one or two posts, I can explain the absence of a few characters and rearrange things so everyone is going on the same assignment. That keeps the players and characters together and synchronized. Would people prefer I do that?
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I was actually going to suggest that. The entire reason I suggested the escort for Chailyn in the first place was so we didn't have two teams, with a total of seven characters, on one mission, possibly competing. We no longer have so many recruits. She herself even said she can do the trip alone, it would just take longer.

On my enthusiasm though, I know I'm not breaking rules, but I hate to think that my eagerness to analyze and extrapolate lore implications from the game mechanics is making others hesitant to join or continue play. If it would be more comfortable were I to dial it back, I'll gladly do so.
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Just an FYI, Grim sent me a PM that he won’t be playing Lance again. Not sure why he didn’t post that here, but whatever.
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Given circumstances, I think it's time I request formally to move Chailyn to secondary character. Her design better suits it now that the team(s) are going to be entering the field.
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I'm very happy that Rescue Team DX gives us unique pictures for each item, which we can use to give descriptions to orbs, seeds, and wands. This will be very helpful to immersion, descriptive writing, and more. Very glad to have this new addition to the series.

I'll be working to collect them as fast as I can myself, but I suspect the images will pop up online soon if they haven't already.
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Alan and Luke have officially left the story. This post was absolutely not my best work, but I was just tired of putting it off and I rushed through it so it could all be over with.
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I'm sorry it got to that point for you. Good luck with whatever you put yourself to from here.
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I'd like to make a respectful poke to get a show of hands for those still interested here. I've not put up a reply in character to let everyone adjust to things since the start of the pandemic, but I'm starting to worry interest has waned.
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I'm waiting for you and for Deske. I'm still willing to go on, but only one person has moved since my last post.
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Sure, I'll put something forward. Figured Deske might still need some adjusting time, but they might actually be waiting to have T follow Einar's example. Can't say I know the plan there.
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Sorry, I honestly thought I'd posted and never actually went back to check. My bad!

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