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Survival: Game Thread

Post by Lighthawk » Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:52 pm

Location: ***classified***
Time: ***classified***
Objective: Beta testing of experimental unit #425, code name ***classified***. Testing will be directed by ***classified***. All data will be processed at ***classified***. These orders have been approved by ***classified***. Unit testing has Rank Omega Priority. Soylent Approval has been granted by ***classified***.

-All clearances green, testing may commence immediately.-

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Test Subject Jason Black

The rushing of wind past your ears greets you back to consciousness, followed by a tinny, electronic voice.

"Good, you're awake! I was beginning to think you were among the 12% of people who are unfortunately immune to the anti-tranquilizer serum, and let me tell you, I was not looking forward to repeating my last testing experience."

As your eyes open you find yourself in a wide metal shaft, down which you are falling at an alarming rate. You notice a sky blue arm band on your left wrist, a small red LED flashing on it in time with the voice.

"So, ready to get started?"
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"Who are you? I mean, you're me, but I'm me too. How can there be two 'me's? It's not scientifically possible. You are not scientifically possible!" -Twilight Sparkle, to her future self.
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Re: Survival: Game Thread

Post by mac2 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:49 pm

*shouts at the armband, partly to be heard over the wind, but mostly due to panic*

What the hell am I supposed to do?
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Re: Survival: Game Thread

Post by Lighthawk » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:30 pm

"If you want my advice, I would learn how to use me within the next...45 seconds. Oh duh, introductions, hi! I am a model 184 Kinetic Energy Sink. Let me walk you through the basics...actually, maybe you better just start pressing buttons, my introductory speech time is a minute and 32 seconds."

A panel on the arm band slides back, revealing three color coded buttons; blue, green, and purple.
Holder of the Elder Scepter of Ebilnes, Elected Supreme Ruler
"Who are you? I mean, you're me, but I'm me too. How can there be two 'me's? It's not scientifically possible. You are not scientifically possible!" -Twilight Sparkle, to her future self.
Yira wrote:Whatever, labels are stupid. ...Unless it's a label gun, then we're talking tons of fun. "Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! ...This is an awesome bar stool, but you can have it."

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Re: Survival: Game Thread

Post by mac2 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:42 pm

*presses the purple button*
Yes, it is as bad as you think, and they are out to get you

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Re: Survival: Game Thread

Post by Lighthawk » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:04 pm

A faint blue glow surrounds you, and your rate of fall decreases from 'alarming' to 'probably safe'.
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"Who are you? I mean, you're me, but I'm me too. How can there be two 'me's? It's not scientifically possible. You are not scientifically possible!" -Twilight Sparkle, to her future self.
Yira wrote:Whatever, labels are stupid. ...Unless it's a label gun, then we're talking tons of fun. "Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! ...This is an awesome bar stool, but you can have it."

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Re: Survival: Game Thread

Post by mac2 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:05 am

*looks down to see how far it is to the ground and what the landing surface looks like*
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Re: Survival: Game Thread

Post by Lighthawk » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:29 am

*Wisdom roll made in order to judge distance, results hidden to prevent out of character knowledge.*

It looks to be another few hundred feet down by your best guess, probably another minute or so of falling at your current rate. The shaft looks like it opens up a few dozen feet above the floor, indicating a wider room. Your current view point mostly shows you a darkened pit directly below you, with a slowly rotating fan set in the opening. The fan blades are at least a dozen feet in length and two or three feet wide.
Holder of the Elder Scepter of Ebilnes, Elected Supreme Ruler
"Who are you? I mean, you're me, but I'm me too. How can there be two 'me's? It's not scientifically possible. You are not scientifically possible!" -Twilight Sparkle, to her future self.
Yira wrote:Whatever, labels are stupid. ...Unless it's a label gun, then we're talking tons of fun. "Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! ...This is an awesome bar stool, but you can have it."

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Re: Survival: Game Thread

Post by mac2 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:50 am

Thinks: I wonder if I can control direction with this thing, too

*presses the blue button*
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Re: Survival: Game Thread

Post by Lighthawk » Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:01 am

*Which direction is your left arm pointed?*
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"Who are you? I mean, you're me, but I'm me too. How can there be two 'me's? It's not scientifically possible. You are not scientifically possible!" -Twilight Sparkle, to her future self.
Yira wrote:Whatever, labels are stupid. ...Unless it's a label gun, then we're talking tons of fun. "Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! ...This is an awesome bar stool, but you can have it."

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Re: Survival: Game Thread

Post by mac2 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:13 am

Left arm is pointing right. Elbow bent, hand in front of body, like I'm checking the time on a wristwatch.
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Re: Survival: Game Thread

Post by Lighthawk » Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:52 am

The bluish aura about you suddenly flows down your left arm and erupts from the collar of the K.E.S. in a brilliant azure beam. It strikes the wall of the shaft with a thunderous impact, denting the metal inward as if dealt an enormously powerful blow.

Your rate of decent begins to accelerate.

"That was really cool," the unit's voice says in a giddy tone.
Holder of the Elder Scepter of Ebilnes, Elected Supreme Ruler
"Who are you? I mean, you're me, but I'm me too. How can there be two 'me's? It's not scientifically possible. You are not scientifically possible!" -Twilight Sparkle, to her future self.
Yira wrote:Whatever, labels are stupid. ...Unless it's a label gun, then we're talking tons of fun. "Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! ...This is an awesome bar stool, but you can have it."

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Re: Survival: Game Thread

Post by mac2 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:42 am

*presses the purple button again, hoping to slow back down*

Did the beam have any recoil?
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Re: Survival: Game Thread

Post by Lighthawk » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:02 pm

Once again the faint blue glow surrounds you, and your rate of decent slows. You note the complete lack of any recoil from the energy blast.

"Push the blue button again!" the unit says eagerly.
Holder of the Elder Scepter of Ebilnes, Elected Supreme Ruler
"Who are you? I mean, you're me, but I'm me too. How can there be two 'me's? It's not scientifically possible. You are not scientifically possible!" -Twilight Sparkle, to her future self.
Yira wrote:Whatever, labels are stupid. ...Unless it's a label gun, then we're talking tons of fun. "Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! ...This is an awesome bar stool, but you can have it."

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Re: Survival: Game Thread

Post by mac2 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:46 pm

"I think we'll save that for a last resort."

*checks the distance to the floor again, and scans the walls looking for someting to grab on to*
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Re: Survival: Game Thread

Post by Lighthawk » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:08 pm

"Aww man..." the unit pouts.

The walls of the shaft are unfortunately smooth and devoid of any obvious handholds. You're about 15 seconds from passing out of the shaft and into the room below at your current rate, and then a few seconds more after that until you reach the pit and the fan.
Holder of the Elder Scepter of Ebilnes, Elected Supreme Ruler
"Who are you? I mean, you're me, but I'm me too. How can there be two 'me's? It's not scientifically possible. You are not scientifically possible!" -Twilight Sparkle, to her future self.
Yira wrote:Whatever, labels are stupid. ...Unless it's a label gun, then we're talking tons of fun. "Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! ...This is an awesome bar stool, but you can have it."

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