Yay, new thread. We need to archive the old one.
Thanks for the reminder about daylight savings.
Two cats. One is der snd kinda mellow, though she takes a long time to warm up to most prople.
The younger is also kinda skittish, but also playful and constantly forgets that she has claws.
I've been having fun so far, though balancing a meme tone with slightly more serious parts is a bit weird.
>>8539>Shin Super Mahou Shoujo Wars discussion
Oh no. This is going to be the worst entry in the Super Mahou Shoujo Wars series, isn't it?
Thanks for creating the new thread though.
Well, I had a fun series of events. Started feeling under the weather on Thursday, got annoyingly sick on Friday, and I was sick as a dog yesterday, spending all day in bed recovering (and watching Daredevil. It's a good show, I highly recommend it). I had another MCing gig today, despite not having fully recovered. Thanks to the power of Sudafed and Dayquill, I managed to make it through the day. Hilariously, my ex-girlfriend got added at the last minute to sing the national anthem, and I mean that literally. I had already announced the singer for the national anthem, and she was standing in the wing pointing to my ex. I guessed correctly that they were changing a solo to a duet instead of switching singers.
Then I get a dose of imposter syndrome with a bunch of people telling me what an amazing job I did, followed by comments of what a cute pair me and my co-MC made. Spent some time talking to the girl I actually like, and then sat around half-passed out while my parents and the parents of a girl I used to like but never hit it off with were chatting, and joking that they were negotiating the dowry.
I feel like I'm in a harem anime.
And obviously, the correct choice is to sleep with all of them.
…You all knew what I was gonna fucking say, don't act so surprised!
I expected nothing less from you. However, I'm going to sleep with some Nyquill instead.
Enjoy your rest, sounds like you earned it.
Moe needs to get more date flags first.
Feel better soon, man.
But isn't having a cold the perfect opportunity for a girl to fawn over and take care of you, thus building up the relationship?
You all know you've seen many anime with this trope.
More seriously, take care of yourself, dude. Get some rest, have some soup, and watch Bueller's Day Off.
Well, a little blogging.
Three months after moving in, my master bedroom is finally painted, which let me put the furniture in place instead of the "I'm going to paint this weekend" configuration that it's been in since I moved in. That let me unpack some more stuff (almost done unpacking!), and most of the rest I can unpack once I find out where the shelves of my entertainment center disappeared to. Now I just need to buy a dining table and a side board, and I'll have all the necessities. After that, I'll just need some decorations (mirrors, pictures, etc.) and I can say I'm finally moved in.
Good job on the progress, man.
Yeah, nice to hear that's all coming along for you, dude.
Yes, the choice was between allowing TK to transform or fight it. I'm glad my hints conveyed that.
>As for the choice, assuming it's an actual choice in the end.
Of course it is. This quest is not on rails, or at least I try to make it not be. It's more like a highway. You can choose to switch from the main highway to the scenic route, get off on an exit and dick around, or keep going. All roads eventually lead to Rome, but you guys are in control of how to get there.
The only real thing that's scripted is the fight against Queen Beryl. I've already got the dialogue, actions, and insert music ready for that.
Back to the choice that you had from my last post. Staying as Mamoru would have given you a little more story progress. Transforming is going to give you more foreshadowing. Objectively, staying as Mamoru was probably the better choice, but I'm downright giddy that you guys chose to transform.
Just saying, I wouldn't have been surprised if you'd had it go "You stand up straight and brace yourself. You're good." and then Mamoru promptly keeled over.
As for between the two, I'd rather go Kamen. There's really only so much we can do as Mamoru in any given day before we jump over, and since we're playing the two characters thing as legitimately as we can, we can't exactly justify doing shit as either one that they'd only know if they had access to the other's memories.
Okay, so I think it's about time we see about getting back the third thread. We've got the first two archived, but we need the third one and the other discussion thread.
That's okay, enough was there for what I needed to confirm.
I just realized, this quest turned 3 years old just over a month ago. It all started on October 25th 2015.
Thanks everyone for sticking with me through all of this. As always, I wish I had more time to spend on this. I hope you all enjoy playing this as much as I enjoy running it.
Whoo! Time for an anniversary party! [sets out cakes and drinks]
And there's even a party in the quest right now, so it works.
*drowns the chat in eggnog*
Speaking of throwing a fucking party, oh my god the DLC character announcement for Smash. All of my fucking yes at that.
Motherfucking Joker from Persona 5 out of goddamn nowhere.
We never saw it comiiiiiing~
Also, sorry for the double post, but I am running a quest of my own. No preg content yet, and I'm not sure if there will ever be (it's kinda hit-or-miss on that site, and I need all the active readers I can get), but hopefully you'll all think it's fun.
You guys sure love throwing the quest off the rails. It's a good thing I have no problems rolling with it.>>8643
Good luck with the quest Limits, I hope you get to the preg content faster than I am.
>>8663>off the rails
A good GM can craft a fun game with a fleshed out world and comprehensive story.
A good party can figure out the best ways to fuck all of that up right from the gate.
A better GM can figure out how to still make it work out and the game will get even more fun to match.
A better party will take that as their cue to muck it up even harder.
A great GM will start to account for the party doing their own thing and the story will become amazing.
A great party will start actively throwing wrenches into the works whenever they can just to see what'll happen.
The best GM and parties will take all of this and turn it into an experience they tell stories about for years to come.
Guess which of those stages we're at?
I'd like to, but the caffeine wore off way too long ago to try.
Rails? What rails? There's no rails when you're sailing in uncharted waters, me hearties!
I mean, I logistically can't write the quest with the number of active readers I have per session, and no offense, but play-by-post isn't my style. If I just write something and then leave it alone for long enough to get votes, I'm likely to forget its existence. So "livestreaming" my writing is ideal for me.
Happy holidays to my fellow questers. May they be merry and bright.
Merry Christmas to all!
I hope to god we get to pull something like that at some point.
Merry Christmas everyone.
Also, congratulations on defusing the trap. That was going to be a quick-time event like with Mercury's transformation (first person to reply controls the action), but thanks to defusing the trap, you guys get to have time to figure out how to land.
Random thing I felt like sharing, I found this Nanoha/RWBY crossover fic earlier this evening and started reading it. Right at the end of the chapter I'm on, Nora just cleared the room and hugged Fate out of the blue.
Nora: What? Look at her! She's just so huggable!
See, Nora gets it.
Nora is love. I adore her.
Happy new year, y'all. Hopefully it's good to you.
Happy new year to you too!
As long as it keeps the tone of early RWBY, that sounds amazing. Their different methods of weapon transformation would complemeng each other in an amazing way.
It starts just before Vol2 of RWBY, so it's a lot of school time shenanigans and the Nanoha side sort of powering down a little to match. Mostly. Signum got ahold of Jaune for training, that goes as well as you think it would.
Is this where I cringe on behalf of Jaune?
Feel free, I sure did. Though if it helps, it did him a world of good.
Seriously, when it comes to Jaune, it's like there's two of him. Canon Jaune who kinda is, y'know, Jaune, and Fanfic Jaune who literally just needs a single excuse from any direction to become a fucking badass.
To be fair, by your definitions, Fanfic Jaune is who everyone thought Canon Jaune was, and who everyone wanted him to be.
S3 was just a hard swerve that the series didn't need, only "foreshadowed" through the theme music (and there are quite a few anime where the OP is completely different from the tone of the show), and introduced a crappy yangire dude while unclearly portraying Pyrrha's hard choice (which directly led to her death/the bad guys winning, like Infinity War if the Russos cut out any dialogue about the meaning of the sacrifices that the Avengers were asked to make. In other words, if Infinity War was shit.)
Something tells me you reacted similarly to Pyrrha's death as I did to the last episode of "Red vs. Blue: The Shisno Paradox."
Well, I'm glad that was just Couchy's humor and the site actually being dead.
I had about even odds of it being maintenance or downtime as I did the site dying, honestly.
Still can't hurt to have a backup place to go just in case, though. What's a viable option?
So, if Pregchan ever actually goes down, we have a few options.
Backup solutions to get in touch with me:
asstr (the comment form is broken, but my email is at the bottom of each chapter): https://www.asstr.org/~Moe_Overload/
So, follow me to avoid any such issues in the future.
I'm still pretty impressed that you remembered my fiction.live username. (Also, I'm planning on running the latest session of my own quest on there tonight.)
Is Gab like Twitter? The format looks similar.
I have a good mind for useless trivia. It's how I'm juggling the storyline and events for this quest mostly in my head.
As a follow-up to my previous statement, I should be running the latest session of my quest in about an hour. Search for "ficton.live" and "badass blacksmith quest", maybe add "ross", "leemo", and "rufa" if you need to.
It's like twitter, but they're all about free speech and no censorship.
>I think Moe straight up admitted we're off the rails at this point.
Yes, you guys are, and it took a while for me to plot out the new direction you guys decided to go in. It took a while because I didn't expect you guys to charge headfirst into a boss fight without any backup. Admittedly, Karehan is not as strong as Jadeite powered up by a jewel seed, but it's still wasn't a smart idea.
>>8748>wasn't a smart idea
Nonsense! Sure, we're outnumbered and outgunned and in what's clearly an unwinnable boss fight that we just have to survive until the timer runs out and the cutscene kicks in, but what's the worst that could happen, we DIE? HAHAHAHAHA!
All seriousness though, this actually presents us more opportunities than you'd think, Moe. From the villain side of this, we've essentially forced Wood Man's hand quite a bit here. Sure, it means we're staring down the barrel of a MotW, but it also means he's off his game at least a bit because of this. On our end, it's both a perfect chance to talk to a villain without any of the girls nearby and a chance to see how we can stack up in a fight when it's just us and our collective ingenuity standing between us and painful death, re: the ultimate motivation to do better. We're basically the ultimate backup character in Tuxedo Kamen, but making us change up our strategy to fight as a frontliner is a good exercise. And in character, it's a good chance to transfer that hubris lesson from yesterday to Kamen himself. We saw how easily shit can escalate with Sakura and Nanoha, well, now it's happening to us. And above all else, we should never forget this one simple fact.
Blue plays the long game. This is FAR from the worst outcome I predicted happening.
I am not going to lie, I pulled this idea straight from my ass in the middle of writing that post. I got to the part where I was grousing about not having Smoking Bomber, and just went "Wait a tick, we HAVE seen these kinds of attacks before…" and went from there.
Ugh. So I binged through Symphogear AXZ in a few hours last week, and was pretty brutally disappointed by it. Here's hoping the 5th season plot hook leads to something good.
Also, my Badass Blacksmith Quest was put in the Featured Stories of fiction.live. I'm excited, and I'll be running the quest tomorrow, from 5-9:30 PM CST with a break in the middle for food.
Also also, I'm terrified and excited to see if we can pull off Blue's Plan Madlad. Come on, manga power, don't fail us now!
[hums Hibiki's transformation song and proceeds to fall down an earworm rabbit hole]
I'm a bit partial to Maria's Black Gungnir transformation BGM, because it's a bunch of men chanting in a language that could be either Sumerian or some kind of Scandinavian.
It's very imposing. Too bad Maria isn't a deeper character after G.
My bet's on Sumerian. I think most of the transformation songs are Sumerian, or close enough to it.
Nah man, it's Klaatu Verada Ne–*Sneezes*–o.
…I said it! I said it. You all heard it.
A linguist fed all the songs through some programs, and came up with a combo of English, German, Japanese, and bastardized Sumerian.
Apologies for the delays. I've been having trouble focusing lately. I need to get back into the groove soon.
S'cool, mate. I mean, I'm legit nervous about whether or not I may have either become the messiah or just inadvertently doomed everyone into following my lead, but it's cool, no pressure.
…Just kidding there's a lot of pressure.
No worries, man. Focus is tricky. You do what needs doing.
They missed a joke by not having Yamcha be Mercury (because they're both useless).
>>8780>implying that Mercury is useless
You. Me. Pistols at dawn.
…Well, that could've gone a lot better. Damn you, Moe! You just couldn't let us munchkin our way out of it, could you?! COULD YOU!?!
But that's okay, because I have a really good idea of what just happened and, well, I'm perfectly okay with it. This might even aid my long-term plans a bit, as well…
I don't think I made it some sort of ultra convoluted secret, but I do love hearing you guys speculate. So, go ahead and speculate.
It's not, literally anyone who has enough context can figure it out. I'm just glad it happened at all.
You say that (and I'll spoil that I'm 99% sure that you're right), but there's no less than two possibilities, and I'm curious if you guys don't come up with anything else that I hadn't considered.
Well, okay. I guess I'll stop fucking around with it and break it down as I see it. Anyone else wanna pitch in, feel free.
There are only two options I know of when someone says "Lancer" with a capitalization. The one I'm certainly hoping is that it was "Photon Lancer", which means Fate just showed on the scene, hence my excitement because Best Girl. So if I'm right about things, she's about to hand Karehan his own ass and take out that Uzaina for us. Not out of any sense of trying to save us, mind you, she's still a villain at this stage technically, so it's more likely a case of ganking Karehan while his back is turned thinking he might have a Jewel Seed. Either way, it saves our bacon. Maybe she'll stick around, maybe not, but it gives me an angle in the future either way.
OR she could be here not to side with Karehan, but to kick our ass specifically. The odds of this are lower, but it's a possibility. If that's the case, we're probably gonna wake up with Bardiche to our throat and a very stern-faced glare from an adorable girl aimed at us. Or Arf threatening to break our kneecaps, either or.
The second Lancer I know of is FSN, which in this particular case would mean Prisma Ilya. If someone was using the Lancer Card in that particular situation, though, it's almost assuredly to save our ass, because it would mean the Uzaina's eating a Gae Bolg and Karehan'll cut his losses. I'm pretty sure that's not the way Moe's going, just on account of having to add even more girls into the relationship chart, but the possibility does exist.
So much information conveyed with a single capitalized word.
I second this bit of theorizing. I'm trying and failing to think of valid alternatives, unless Moe's giving us his version of a Banpresto Original.
Yup, those are the two things I wanted you to think of. One of those is correct.
While the former is more likely, the latter would be immensely amusing though we'd probably end up being in conflict with harem lord Shirou Emiya
He can bring it. That dumbass doesn't deserve Sakura.
[starts humming the "Unlimited Blade Works" tune]
I am the boner of my sword.
In the interest of heading things off, I'm just gonna go ahead and get all defensive now and get it out of the way by reminding y'all that I said up front the idea was gonna be hit or miss and you guys agreed with me to do it. Don't anyone start acting like they knew from the start it was gonna go wrong or anything, I'd have to start cutting people.
eh, I agreed with it so not like I'd have a leg to stand on anyways.
Honestly, the biggest mistake was deciding to solo a boss as a thief class several posts earlier. I added the monster of the week to give you guys something that had less potential of earning you a game over, but barring some incredibly impressive write-ins, that was a battle to be lost. Fortunately, the mysterious interloper had been scheduled to be in the area before you guys decided to go offroad with my plot.
That's not to say that plan Madlad wasn't audacious, I just can't justify you guys unlocking a season 2 finisher this early in season 1.
Oh, and proof that the mysterious guest was planned from the start?>>8599>Staying as Mamoru would have given you a little more story progress. Transforming is going to give you more foreshadowing. Objectively, staying as Mamoru was probably the better choice, but I'm downright giddy that you guys chose to transform.
I'll get you next time, Moe. Next time.
I've still got my long-term plans!
From the main thread, moving it here so as not to take up too many more posts
>Not everyone knows where the bus is going. Some of us *cough*me*cough* haven't seen Sailor Moon.
tl;dr The whole plot of the episode is that Jadeite's working at Rei's shrine and getting them to sell "love amulets" that hypnotize people into getting on the 66 bus at 6PM which the youma of the week cosplaying as a bus driver then hauls off into the warp zone and drops them in a pocket dimension for them to drain energy from at leisure. It's totally isolated from the rest of everything and it basically takes getting pulled along for the ride in order to actually get in there, so if we were to go in right now we'd be pretty much in the same bind we were in with the Uzaina, up against a MotW with no support and lacking a deus ex to save our asses this time.
…Well, that's not entirely true, the deus ex from the actual episode was that this was also Rei's introduction, so Sailor Mars could potentially be what pulls our ass out of the fire, pardon the pun, but frankly that isn't a gamble I think we're capable of making right now.
>Two encounters with Usagi that went to canon,
>that whole thing with Nagisa at the chanella store,
Nagisa and Saki. And if I do say so myself, I quite like how I turned a Sailor Moon filler episode into a Splash Star foreshadowing event.
>we in character know Honoka,
>Saki and Mai this morning,
>and most importantly, we came across them all doing their little training thing the other day that got Sakura brained by a soccer ball and stepped in to check on her when that happened
Everyone except Saki and Mai.
>and then ran into Honoka and Nagisa in the forest just before all shit went down there, so we have actual context that yes, all these girls have been hanging out and investigating weird shit going on around town.
The post limit on the latest thread has reached the limit, so I'm sticking my vote here: Option two, politely asking the women to leave to talk to the police, but adding "I realize you're deeply upset, but now is not the time to be throwing around accusations like that. Your children need you to have clear heads for their sake."
Thanks for the heads up. Here's thread 5. >>>/d/56352
>"There's nothing we can do now." Usagi states sadly, and her cat seems to meow in agreement. She turns to leave.
Haha. That's what I get for watching the episode muted (because it was the middle of the night and I didn't want to wake my roommates). It's Luna that said that. No wonder it seemed a little out of character for Usagi.
Still, it wouldn't have worked if it was Luna that said it in my post, because of the present company.
You still alive Moe?
Somewhat. Alternating between really busy, and not feeling my muse. Started writing something up tonight, maybe I'll get it done later today, when it's not the middle of the night.
Give it all the time ya need, man. I'm struggling to write myself, so I know whatcha mean. We can do it!
No worries. Like Fem said take as much time as you need. I was just worried since we hadn't heard from you in a while.
The Muse can be a right awful cunt, please believe. Meditate on GOD son, and practice the Supreme Mathematics to achieve WISDOM.
A small confession with the newest post. >>>/d/58050
I had to fudge the timing a bit, and you sort of got railroaded. Deciding to wait would have gotten you the Crystal version of this scene, but it would have taken longer for the bus to arrive. Long enough for you to find a good hiding spot to watch.
I don't like fudging the world like this, but I sort of wrote myself into a pickle.
Also, since I love seeing if anyone an guess my foreshadowing. What's that cute puppy doing at the shrine?
I never trust dogs, no matter how small or cute they are. The only exception to this rule is Ein, and he's in a completely different genre.
Sorry for delays. I've been busy, and then playing Particle Fleet when I'm not busy. I'll try to get an update out Sunday night.
No worries Moe. Hope you've been having fun with the game at least.
[tiredly waves from where I've half melted over the desk] No rush, man. We'll be here.
YAAAAAAAS ANOTHER CONVERT.
Real talk though, you do you, and we'll sit here eagerly awaiting your next post.
Take care of yourself first. We'll he waiting. And like the Mascot I am, I'll find something to eat while I wait.
And I'm back, after a whole freaking month.
Since my last post, things have been going swell, and that's not sarcasm of any kind.
Congrats on your good fortune. :-)
One more day until my vacation. Just one. More. Daaaayyyy….
And of course I'm recovering from a con cold. [sigh] Ah well. I knew it was a risk.
It's alright. Moe kinda vanished again anyways.
Hey, do you guys maybe want to move to a website that's less toxic? Or has that already happened?
It hasn't happened that I know of. Where would you propose we go? Not a lot of places that questers could do what we do.
No one has really bothered us so far…
'Cept for trolls and other toxic sorts. But if anyone else is taking the idea seriously, where do you propose we go? Mailing list, build a chan, private ProBoard?
A bit, but they mostly seem to ignore Moe's stuff. I also haven't really been hanging around the threads that attract that stuff.
Me either; I'm just here for the quests. But it's not as if we can get rid of the toxins. :-/ So again, where could we go?
I really have no idea. I say leave that up to Moe if/when he comes back.
I think all need to bail NOW. Report back in twenty days to see if the new invasion has been handled.
If my bookmark isn't playing tricks on me, the thread has 404'd. Anyone care to hire a guy to find Moe? In the meantime, I'll find a copy of the necronomicon to bring the thread back to life.
Hey everyone. Sorry for ditching you guys for almost five months.
I went on a business trip in August. I thought I'd have some time in the evenings to finish up the posts. Instead, what happened is that I completely lost my muse.
Whenever I tried sitting down to write for this, my mind would start wandering.
Unfortunately, for this quest, I've recently decided to de-pornify my life. And despite the fact that we never got around to more than just ecchi material (with the exception of the fake game over that one April fools), the goal of this quest is and always has been getting to the sex and pregnancy with the heroines of the story.
We can draw distinctions on whether or not textual smut actually counts as porn, but I'm going with the definition of "does it get me horny." Either way, it's something that can be a gateway back to porn habits.
And while I don't think I'm a porn addict, I'm going to go the addict route and try to remove as much temptation as possible.
That does mean that this quest is dead. However, I still want to give a post-mortem. I have a lot of ideas that I had organized for this, and I don't want them to go to waste. Plus, I feel like I owe you guys some sort of closure.
Plus, spilling the beans will also have me less likely to want to come back to this (against closing off temptations).
I'll be doling out my story ideas over the next few days and weeks, starting off with some backstory.
To start with. Everything is Sailor Galaxia's (or Chaos's) fault, directly or indirectly. While some of the villains might in it for themselves, major villains are either some cog (knowing or unknowing) in Chaos's plan, or aware of enough to want to rival chaos (still opposed to Mamoru and the girls, but leaving open the possibility of teamups before the inevitable betrayals, or for the more honorable, parting ways and declaring that the temporary alliance is over, and the next time they meet on the battlefield, they will be enemies).
This begins in the distant past. The galaxy was far more advanced than it is in the current time. There were countless worlds pushing boundaries in all the known fields of technology and magic, the two being nothing more than differing aspects of the same phenomena. There was peace, but it was not because everyone was so morally upright. It was the peace of mutually assured destruction. Weapons had become so advanced that in any war, the death toll would be counted in how many planets and stellar systems had been completely destroyed.
While that fear paralyzed the rulers and leaders of the planets and multi-stellar empires, the common people saw a time of peace, trade, and prosperity. However, that same fear caused those leaders to do nothing in the face of Chaos's opening attacks that caused the start of the First Galactic War.
Although Chaos was defeated, the death toll was staggering. Countless star systems simply ceased to exist, many more worlds were reduced to ash. The once booming (if never fully trusting) interconnected and interdependent community that made up the galaxy was plunged into a dark age, the kind of which had never been seen.
Various star systems reacted differently. Midchilda remembered the stories of the once great galactic community. And while many of the details were lost over the eons, and many people believed them to be legends rather than fact, it still embedded itself in their cultural conscience, and once they had recovered the magic and technology to rebuild themselves into a space-faring civilization, they started the TSAB, and brought in other planets into the fold.
The Moon Queen (Also Serenity, but a distant ancestor of the Queen Serenity from the Silver Millenium) had the exact opposite reaction. In her grief and the destruction strewn about the galaxy, she closed off her kingdom to the outside galaxy. While the star nations were in the middle of their slow collapse, she signed as many treaties with the surviving powers as she could, permanently closing off Sol to all outside travelers, complete with the warning that she would use Saturn if needed to stop any interlopers. Sailor Saturn's ability to lay waste to entire worlds with a single drop of her Silence Glaive was still fresh in all the survivors' minds, and they did not take the threat lightly.
That ancient Queen Serenity posted Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto as her sentries to allow nothing in or out of the Solar System. As we know, they failed. One of Chaos's surviving agents, Queen Metalia waited patiently at the outskirt of the solar system for any moment of inattentiveness. When that moment arose, she quickly made her way to the sun, and in a second fortuitous alignment of plants, she made it to the Earth. From there, the story is as we know it from Sailor Moon. She corrupts Beryl (a sorceress who had fallen in love with Endymion, and was angry that he had fallen in love with Princess Serenity of the Moon Kingdome (a romance which was absolutely forbidden). Beryl corrupted the gemstones that housed the life force of Endymion's sworn bodyguards. The swearing ceremony bound the lives of the knights to their lord, allowing their bodies to be recreated from their gemstones, so long as their lord lived, but dying with him should he die.
Queen Beryl raised an army and they stormed the Silver Millennium of the Moon. Prince Endymion died protecting Princess Serenity, and in her grief, she committed suicide. Queen Serenity awoke Saturn and used her to completely destroy the Moon Kingdom, and enough of the Earth to wipe away all traces of Queen Metalia's corruption forcing that depowered entity into stasis. Queen Serenity used her remaining power to wish her daughter, Prince Endymion, and the fallen Sailor Guardians to reincarnate in the distant future. She also put the two Mau advisors that were to serve Princess Serenity into statis, to await the reincarnation of the Sailor Guardians.
All of civilization on the Earth was destroyed, resetting their cultural progress to 0, but embellished stories of the day of the apocalypse, were passed down in oral traditions, some of which were written down like that (fake) line from the bhagavad gita that describes nuclear war, and from the many apocalyptic legends in many cultures that are eerily similar. Also, there were physical traces (like in that Forbidden Archeology book) that shows that humanity is far older than than the currently accepted science indicates.
Beryl survived, also in stasis like Metalia, but feeding off of Metalia's powers instead of her own. The Shitenoh survived because their corrupted gemstones had been partially connected to Beryl's life force, and because Endymion was in the "reincarnation queue" as opposed to being well and truly dead."
I haven't decided whether Clow Reed should have lived during the time of the Silver Millenium, and used that apocalypse to put his plan into motion of splitting his power between two recipients so he wasn't so powerful as to be able to forsee everything perfectly, or whether that should happen during humanity 2.0
Losing the Muse is a mess, man. It can return just as quickly as it departed in the first place, or it can more or less never fully rekindle.
It was fun correlating with you all and making snide comments while it lasted though.
Power. Equality. Always see everything my brother.
At some point before 1904, Akudaikan arrives on Earth. He is the leader (spoiler: he's not) of the Dark Fall. As Chaos is starting to regain her powers (and either has just found Sailor Galaxia has her new champion, or Galaxia is also reawakening), the Dark Fall were one of many groups of minions sent out to find out if any of the old minions from the time of the First Galactic War were still around and still working on their mission.
They find Queen MEtalia, but are unable to wake her. They decided to destroy Earth by destroying the balance between light and dark. They traveled to the Dark/Dusk Zone and convinced the Evil King to destroy the Garden of Light. While the attack was mostly successful, Mepple and Mipple escaped with two of the prism stones. The different flow of time caused the escaping Mipple to arrive in 1904, and the Dark Fall a few years later. The dark fall orchestrated WWI, and then WWII when the former proved to not be enough.
While WWII was closer to wiping out humanity, it didn't do the trick either. The Dark Fall was working on orchestrating WWIII right on the heels of the surrender of the final Axis power.
By this point, the Dark Fall is able to wake Beryl, but unable to wake Metalia.
Best of luck to you, Moe.
Returning home to their village after the conclusion of the war, Yukishiro Sanae and Godai Kaoruko find Mipple and Coupe. They transform into Cure White and Cure Flower, the original PreCures.
While fighting the Dark Fall, they discover the rule of Mahou Shoujo in this universe. The girls will fall in love with the same man. In this case, that man was Hanasaki Sora. The love rivalry almost destroyed their partnership (in the equivalent of traditional "episode 8" episode, where the girls' bond is put to the test.
While the romantic tension is there for a good quarter or so of their story, they conclude that the best way for them to be happy is to share Sora. Kaoruko officially marries him (changing her family name to Hanasaki), while Sanae becomes his unofficial second wife. They both become pregnant, and discover another rule of Mahou Shoujo in this universe, pregnancy gives you a powerup.
With the additional powerboost from their pregnancy, they defeat the Dark Fall, forcing them to postpone their plans while they recover from the defeat. Beryl remains the only active member of the bad guys.
Sora dies young and Mipple goes to sleep to wait for Mepple to arrive. While a man blatantly keeping a wife and mistress around was considered in very poor taste at the time, it could be overlooked. What was completely unacceptable was for his widows to live together in a lesbian relationship. While Kaoruko may have the right to live in the home as Sora's legal widow, the house was Sanae's rebuilt family home, so she was the one that remained here while Kaoruko moved away Their children were so young that the women decided not to tell them that they were half-siblings.
This means that Tsubomi (from Heartcatch) and Honoka are half-cousins.
As the senior-most fairy with a partner, Coupe is in an extremely prominent position. He is the godfairy. Not a god among PreCure fairies, but rather like a godfather. Or more specifically, a godpidgeon, complete with speaking unintelligibly, and younger fairies kissing his toes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZPwdGbxwNU
I had intended some segments of the fairies going off on their own parody of goodfeathers (which is a parody of goodfellas), and possibly some other things like three men and a baby when they have to deal with the baby fairies.
When Mamoru is either born, or has the accident at age 5, the Shitenoh also awake. They're now able to start gathering energy while they search for the Silver Crystal. Only Beryl and Metalia (who's still in stasis at this point) are aware of the Silver Crystal, and how powerful it is. Both the Queen Serenity from the time of the First Galactic War and the one from the fall of the Silver Millennium wielded it to great effect. Beryl does not share that info with her interlopers, wanting to keep it for herself.
Throughout all of this, the Mage's Association exists, and it actively deals with keeping magic/magecraft hidden. For some reason that I still haven't decided on yet, Earth is unusual in that most of its population is completely unable to access magic, whereas on most worlds, even the weakest and most poorly trained magician can do some very basic tasks with magic. But, in exchange, Earth is capable of producing some incredibly powerful practitioners of magic.
Speaking of the Mage's Association, Admiral Gil Graham had some affiliation with them. Possibly a member, or at least knew of its existence. After he's forced to retire at the end of A's, he spends his days with his "Incestuous, bisexual, identical twin, ninja, catgirls with small breasts that also dress up in little maid outfits for his birthday." https://youtu.be/UdQUCf7pf04?list=PL351914B9967572B5&t=55
Now, that brings us to the start of the quest, which is a vague combination of 2004 and 1994. Due to things like kids having cell phones, it can be best described as 2004, but a very 90s version of 2004.
I confirmed that Fate was in, but that wasn't that good of a secret. It's specifically Prisma Illya, since they need to collect class cards (which are compatible with Clow Cards, using the same card based magic). This gives Sakura even more uses, and it's Sakura using cards to transform that shows the Fate girls that they can install cards (transform into that class), and not just include (summon that class's weapon).
And after that infodump about the crossover world I had created, I have a question for you my dear readers.
If you had taken a different choice with Rei and asked her what school she goes to, she would have told you that she goes to a prestigious Catholic school called Sainte Chapelle. What would such a tidbit of information have confirmed for you?
Sorry to hear you're ending it but best of luck to you.
First of all, thanks for the heads-up on F-list. I appreciate the effort. I also very much appreciate all the thought that you put into this story, and I'm grateful that you're sharing it with us now. True, I'm bummed that this won't continue, but I respect where you're coming from. I tried to go down that road once before; may it go better for you than it did for me.
I'm afraid I can't figure out the Saint Chapelle part other than it connects Rei to France, and I can't think of a magical girl anime that takes place there (unless we want to go western animation).
Thanks. I also realized I sent that note through my main profile instead of my Tuxedo Mask profile. Oops.
No connection to France (other than the name), and it's the school that another magical girl attends. The additional hints I'll give is that it's a classic (older than Sailor Moon), and it's not technically magic, but the show gets lumped in as a magical girl show.
Please tell me it's Honey Kisaragi.
Correct. The final entry on the series list was Cutie Honey. Panther Claw was responsible for the string of attacks on the various museums. Zoicite, being the general in charge of Europe, recruited Panther Claw to find the Silver Crystal. The terms of the deal was that they could keep whatever treasure they wanted, but the Silver Crystal would belong to Beryl.
Panther Claw gets roped in on various plots involved with the prism stones and with searching for the Silver Crystal and the rainbow crystals.
They were going to make their first appearance during the Princess D episode.
Speaking of fan favorite characters and searching for the crystals, that leads me to our good friend, Fate. During the first half of the series, while she's busy collecting Jewel Seeds, she'll also be collecting other collectibles as a rogue agent, equally opposed to you as to your enemies.
She'll essentially take the role that Mamoru had in the SM anime when their was a three way competition for the rainbow crystals. Instead of Sailor Guardians vs Tuxedo Kamen vs. Dark Kingdom, it'll be Tuxedo Kamen and his mahou shoujo harem vs. Fate vs. Dark Kingdom.
This will allow Fate and Nanoha time to develop their relationship/budding romance more as they're torn between fighting each other and helping each other. Some of the other girls will ask Nanoha why she saved Fate from some attack when she's a thorn in their sides (That sounds like something Rei or Miyu Edelfelt would say). Nanoha would say that because Fate is pretty, but her eyes speak to just how lonely she is.
Fate is in possession of the Miracle Drop that the book Uzaina dropped after your fist exploded in his face.
She's the sort of girl who's always in fashion,
And her behind is the cutest one we know of;
Please look my way, Honey!
On account of, on account of just because!
Oh pretty please, oh pretty please,
Please don't hurt my heart this way!
The fast drumbeat of my heart
Tickles, tickles, ticks deep inside!
Oh, don't, oh no don't
Give me that look in your eye:
Wow. OK, that's a thing. Well, at the very least, we can still geek out over stuff, right? Some of us don't really have good ways of staying in touch.
I love to geek out over stuff. Dunno if this is the place to do it, though.
Yeah, my email is moemon.overload at google's email site. Basic obfuscation just so I don't get caught on a bunch of spam lists.
I don't check it particularly often, but we've spent four years (with admittedly more than one break) building this idea that I've had into a game. I'd love to continue to geek out with you guys. And I'll try to check that account a little more often.
Now, with all of that backstory, let me wrap up episode 5.
The Precure girls are still fighting over the previous encounter. Nagisa is torn between liking her new crush, Tuxie, and her old crush, Fujipi. Honoka is torn between two very new crushes on Tuxie and Nagisa. Nagisa is completely correct in being angry at Honoka, even if not for the exact reasons she thinks.
Nagisa is angry because Honoka put her on the spot when introducing her to Fujipi. But, Honoka did that specifically to "take out a rival" by pairing her off with her own childhood friend, leaving Tuxie free for her.
Whether or not they reconcile would have been up to your actions. Also, there would have been an opportunity for you to remind them that they could always share you between the two of them.
The dog an its jewel seed were a throwaway fight from Nanoha's second episode. She has a bunch more experience now than she had at this point in the story, and while she still hasn't mastered her mana control, this fight was a breeze.
After defeating Gekidrago (who most certainly is not a throwaway fight, as the PreCure girls are less experienced than they were at this point in the anime), there would still be the question of rescuing Sailor Moon from the pocket dimension. It just happens to be our luck that we have a mage that specializes in pocket dimension magic.
Once there, you'll have found that the youma was already defeated by Sailor Moon, but Jadeite would have gone there (after kidnapping Rei), and there'd be a rematch against Jadeite, who no longer had a jewel seed to power up his attacks.
The exact method of defeating him would depend on your actions, and even if you defeated him, as you could lose, choose to retreat, or decide to enter a stealth segment and try to rescue to the kidnapped victims without being noticed and escape once more. However, the story hook (or my default plan unless you end up messing with my plans) is that you would defeat him by having Sailor Mars burn half of his face off, revealing the gemstone embedded in his skull on his forehead.
Back at D-Point, Beryl will revive Jadeite from his gemstone. As I write this, I realize that this is really similar to the homunculi from FullMetal Alchemist, but not requiring the souls of dead people trapped in a stone. She'll demote him, removing him from active operations against Sailor Moon and her friends. Nephrite is given full command of the fight against Sailor Moon while Jadeite is reduced to purely energy capture operations. This allows the second quarter of Sailor Moon to start up, while allowing monsters from the filler episodes of first quarter to still show up when they can thematically fit with other episodes of the game.
And I forgot to write a sentence. That mage that focuses on pocket dimension magic is of course Yuuno, a barrier mage that specializes in shields and barriers (which in the Nanoha verse are pocket dimensions that allow for big fights with no collateral damage).
Turns out, his barriers are compatalble with the portals that the Dark Kingdom is using. And so, Ferret bro is revealed to be an even more OP support character.
Speaking of episode 5. Here's how much of the episode I had planned out at the level of planning what episodes to make:
Introduce Rei, Nanoha episode 2, Gekidrago tree,
Yup, that's it, even the extra comma at the end of the list.
Once you guys had voted to play this episode out of the three that were possible, I read a summary of those three Sailor Moon, PreCure, and Nanoha episodes, and figured out how to stitch them together, setting up route splits when things happen in parallel.
After that, I wrote down a slightly more detailed summary. I also realized that I could fit Splash Star episode 2 into the episode.
Episode 5 plan:
Sendai Hill. Get Rei.
PreCure episode 8 argument.
Splash star episode 2 party.
Nanoha episode 2 battle against the dog.
Two trips to Sendai Hill.
Honoka introduces Nagisa to Fujipi.
Ami convinces Usagi to ride the bus with her and see the pretty girl.
First encounter with Rei
Splash Star welcome party vs. shrub (Fate might stealthily appear)
Return to Sendai Hill and see the disappearing bus.
Usagi is on the bus with Mamoru.
Usagi follows the bus through the portal. Jadeite kidnaps Rei and takes her to the bus dimension.
Fight dog and Gekidrago.
Yuuno uses barrier to go to the other side of the portal. Moon and Mercury have beaten the Youma, rematch against Jadeite.
As you can see, a few things changed from the plan. Fate finished off the book uzaina instead of freeing the Splash Star PreCures from the potted plant uzaina's vine wrap during the second phase of that fight (that you skipped).
Also, Mercury was supposed to have followed Sailor Moon to the pocket dimension, but I changed that.
That's a little peek into my planning, or perhaps lack thereof. The top level episode plan is literally "Hmm, these episodes are thematically similar, I'll lump them together and see how it goes."
And the detailed episode outline is just a framework to know when things are happening as I progress the world and NPCs as time goes on.
Here's the summary of all the omakes that were made or planned:
The Wind verses the Wings:
CCS episode 1. Sealing Fly.
Nanoha episode 1. First Transformation.
FwPC episode 1. Nagisa getting Mepple.
Sailor Moon episode 1. Luna scratching Usagi.
Fightin' 2: Electric Boogaloo:
FwPC episode 2. Fight against the vacuum zakenna
A Grandmother's Youth:
FwPC episode 12. Grandmother reminiscing about being a PreCure, and saying she needs to let Hanasaki Kaoruko (Cure Flower) know about Tuxedo Kamen.
Sailor Moon Episode 2. Umino being a delinquent, and flipping up the teacher's skirt.
A Mother's Love:
CCS episode 6. Nadeshiko's spirit watching over Sakura on Nadeshiko's birthday.
The scent of battle:
Fight at Petshop perfume
Rei watching the fight through the flames
Douse yourself in water and repent:
Mercury vs. Nanoha, plus what happened while TK was unconscious at cram school
TK vs Sailor V.
Nagisa failing to yell at the Fujimara.
When Animals Attack:
Moon and Mercury fighting small woodland creatures.
The two teams of Cures run into each other.
A Tree In My House? It's More Likely Than You Think!
Nanoha and Sakura take on the trees.
Grandpa Hino teasing Rei about agreeing to go on a date.
The plan with the omakes was to have a fifth one after you unlocked all four omakes in an episode. That one would be from the villains' perspective, letting you guys know more about thieir plot, while also keeping you five episodes behind on OOC knowledge.
Honestly this just makes me even more sad that it's ending. There's some good stuff in here.
Yeah. Moe really thought this stuff out.
Agreed. Moe does good stuff and should consider writing for real.
Now, the Prisma Illya premiere was a real clusterfuck that I was looking forward to a lot.
Shadow choice: Investigate schools
Shadow card, school madonna, Mikan talent scout, Prisma Illya Rider, Nanoha episode 3 intro fight.
So, a lot to unpack there. This was going to be a long, but hopefully very enjoyable clusterfuck of an episode.
We have the Shadow card from CCS (episode 2) Shadow is causing a bunch of mischief at a school. We have FwPC episode 16 where Poisony creates a bunch of shadow clones of the school Madonna (a popular girl that fills in for every sports team when needed, and I'm pretty sure has some modeling or TV work as well, I'd need to refresh my memory and doublecheck). And yes, this is 90% likely that Poisony will manage to steal the Clow card from Sakura again. Again, leaving the possibility that you might foil my plans along the way though.
The opening sequence of Nanoha episode three has her sealing a jewel seed at a school late at night. We don't even see what that fight is, but it takes place in a school just like the Shadow Card, and we need Yuuno because of barrier magic.
The surprise reveal was going to be that when Yuuno activates the Barrier, you'll appear in the middle of the fight against Rider in Prisma Illya episode 2. Yes, this means that his barrier magic is compatible both with the Dark Kingdom's portals, and with the Prisma Illya imaginary space pocket dimensions.
We also have Mikan, the idol from Sailor Moon. I still hadn't decided 100%, but I was planning on having Mikan and the FwPC School Madonna be the same girl, allowing for more crossover fun.
The exact timing of that episode still hasn't been nailed down, so how exactly that all meshes together is something I would have decided once you guys select it.
However, this would introduce two more magical girls, Illya and Miyu, as well as the depowered Rin and Luvia. The latter two are actually the only two legal age girls that were planned to be recruitable. They're optional, you guys could have stuck with getting just Illya and Miyu without Rin and Luvia.
Technically, Hina Kusaka (Mamoru's ex-girlfriend and sort-of adopted sister from the live action series) was also planned to be recruitable, but I cannot stand that series, so that never happened.
Also, you guys were pushing for Poisony to be recruitable, so she's sort of recruitable, even if I still haven't made any specific recruitment criteria.
With the Prisma Illya Class Cards, I was hoping to eventually put you in a situation that requires you to use Sakura with one of the Class cards. It worked with the PreCure's Queen card, so why not?
There's this one doujin where Rider is dressed up in pony bondage. Sakura using the Rider card would have her transform into pony bondage. It gives her a huge increase in speed, a complete inability to use her hands (they were either in bondage mitts, secured to her sides, or both, I don't remember), and enough strength to let another girl mount her and ride her into battle.
Tomoyo will freaking love this transformation. She'll want to play with Sakura like that all the time.
Tomoyo is another one of the optional recruitment girls. Her recruitment criteria is centered around setting her up with Sakura, overcoming Sakura's natural heterosexuality to be willing to be with you and Tomoyo. Successfully trading that card away from Miyu and Luvia to give to Sakura and Tomoyo was going to be one of those criteria.
Speaking of transformations, I mentioned that there were going to be three possible murder daughters.
When the the Fate girls defeat assassin, Illya, Miyu, and Sakura will both be able to transform into assassins (the Fate girls need to learn how to install first though).
They will work really well with Mercury's bubble spray, giving them a foggy battlefield to stealthily make their way through.
Would it also have been possible for Sakura to actually call out the spirits within the class cards?
Not something I really considered. So, probably not, unless you guys gave a good reason for it.
And after sleeping on it, the answer is of course she can. That's what she does to Clow cards, so if the class cards are compatible, she can do that too then as well.
Just Neal's comment? Aww. (Not that I don't appreciate it Neal, just hoped for more interaction on that)
Anyway, more planned stuff: The PreCure's need to be in pairs to transform, but it doesn't necessarily have to be with their partner. OG Cure White (Honoka's Grandma) could transform with Cure Flower and Honoka transformed with Sakura. But there are plenty more options available.
I had planned a series of incidents where the Honoka and Saki (or their fairies) are incapacitated, and Nagisa and Mai would have to transform together (and vice versa).
Additionally, the farming episodes in both FwPC and Splash Star have the girls split up. That'd be a good point to have both sets of mixed PreCure transformations happen (Nagisa with Mai, and Honoka with Saki).
Also, I had planned on Honoka sneaking up on Saki and kissing her, only realizing later that that wasn't Nagisa, oops. Just a cute scene to slip in when the time felt right.
As always, Sakura could fill in for one of the girls.
Another fight I had planned is that the PreCures would face a pair enemies that were perfectly suited to counter them. The monster that targets the original Cures is able to outmatch them in terms of martial arts.
The one that targets the Splash Star PreCures is slower, but stronger. It can break through their barriers (or perhaps has a barrier piercing attack) and is still fast enough to interfere with their magic powered jumps.
They fight one round, and all four of the girls get wrecked. Honoka realizes in the middle of the fight that their opponents are hard counters to their fighting style, and tries to get them to switch opponents. They succeed for a short while, but then the enemies switch back to fighting their original targets, and it's pretty much a lost cause. The girls get defeated (and if you hadn't seen it by then, it would show you that defeat happens when they run out of clothing that can be damaged, and they get knocked out, naked. Sort of like what happened to Sakura in the fight where she used up all her magic reserves, detransformed, and was naked for a while before her clothes reappeared, but they clothes don't return until the girls heal up) but reinforcements arrives before the monsters can finish them off.
The solution to this fight is to have the PreCures do a better job of switching opponents. Specifically, they'd swap outfits. Then, when the enemy monsters isolated them, they'd be in for a shozk. The girls that the monster thought were Cure Black and Cure White, are suddenly using magic shields and magic boosted jumps to counter his stronger kung fu.
Meanwhile, the other monster that thought he was fighting Cures Bloom and Egret finds them much more nimble, relying on their own strength and agility, rather than on using magic shields to block, and taking a while to charg up magic to do their boosted jumps, punches, and kicks.
lol sorry. Still it would have been fun to see Saber rampaging around for a short time after Sakura summons her.>>9710
I remember an episode of Power Rangers like that.
If that sounds at all familiar, that's because I shamelessly stole that plot idea from "Five of a Kind", which is one of the best episodes of Power Rangers in Space. Honestly, the entire Psycho Ranger arc in PRiS is great, and one of the high points of that entire franchise.
Also, I may just happen to have a huge fetish for girls swapping used panties. It's probably not in the top 5, but certainly in the top 10. And this was a perfect vehicle to force that into the story itself.
Check the timestamps. 25 seconds apart. You got it.
It happened again in…. gawddamnit. So many of the seasons after "RPM" were so average they're all blurring together. Hang on. [googles] Okay, it happened again in an episode of "Power Rangers Dino Charge."
Forgive me, if I can't think of something to say right off, I tend to stay quiet. And I, for one, would have loved to have the Prisma Illya girls as part of our game.
And since this is a board to be somewhat embarrassingly open about things: I very, very much enjoyed when we helped Nanoha control her magic by probing inside of her with our power. The womb as a source of magic makes sense, but I'm also curious as to how you were going to integrate that. (If you're planning to explain a bit later, I can wait.)
Gladly. One reason I wanted interaction is to get questions that I could answer.
I'm glad you liked that. I enjoyed writing it. The womb as the source of power is actually a red herring. The womb is more like a capacitor, letting the girls smooth out their magic requirements (although if there's a baby in there, they get a multiplier effect).
The actual source of power is that orb that's behind the womb. I'm on mobile so I can't check how I described it. It goes by many names. On Midchilda, it's called a linker core. In Japanese, it's called a shirikodama (the soul Crystal in your butt). In Lunarian, it's called the sailor Crystal.
That's the source of a magic user's power. It also leads me to a hint I gave about season 2 villains. One group of season 2 villains are going to be all about the surprise buttsex.
That is going to be Hayate's knights. Rather than simply using that portal to reach into someone, they'll be sticking a fist up a girls' assholes (and tuxie's too if you aren't careful) to grab her linker core to add pages to the book of darkness.
Getting a linker core ripped out forcibly detransforms someone to nudity, makes them too sensitive to wear clothes, and results in a massive gape that only closes up over a week or so while the linker core regrows.
Quoting from the first exploration of Nanoha's insides:
The height difference is too much between you two, so you kneel behind the girl. You place your right hand on her belly, and wrap your left hand over her left hand on her staff. You pull her back so she's against your chest, the top of her head barely reaches your chin.
Nanoha gasps in surprise but quickly composes herself and says, "This is how my brother helps my sister train."
You grunt in acknowledgement and wonder what exactly it is that the girl's brother is helping their sister train in, but the question can be put off for later. For now, you try to remember what it feels like when you're able to control your magic when it's inside of a rose. You extend a small tendril of magical energy out from your right hand. At first, it's rebuffed by Nanoha's barrier jacket. You try once more, but you imagine the tendril being sharp and stiff, like your penetrating darts. There's resistance to your intrusion, but the focused tendril soon pushes through her dress. Since your hand was below her jacket, your magic tendril only had a single layer of her uniform to penetrate. Once past, you guide it to her belly button and your magic tendril enters the young girl.
Nanoha inhales sharply at the sensation of your magical energy mixing with her. She rests her weight against you while she gets used to the new sensation.
You're practically overwhelmed by the chaotic mass of magical energy inside of the girl. Any doubts you may have had about Nanoha's magical potential have been wiped away. Clearly the girl's problem isn't a lack of magical power, but a lack of the control and experience to harness it into a useful form. Trying to focus on the flow of your own magic was not sufficient to prepare you for this, but you can only image how blind you'd feel without that experience.
You're able to maintain the shape of your magical tendril inside of the young girl, but you can feel that bits of magical energy are flowing in and out of your control. Your magic and her magic are not being separated by the boundary of your tendril, but rather your will is temporarily controlling some magic inside of the girl and then exchanging that for other bits of magic. Cautiously, you poke around inside of Nanoha with your tendril. You follow the gradient of her magic, down towards the stronger concentration.
There are two things that grab your attention. Continuing forward, you reach the first object. It's stronger, brighter, than the surrounding chaotic flow of magic. You gently prod it and take in its general shape and conclude that it must be Nanoha's womb. You're not sure how you know, but you can tell that her womb has matured enough; it's ready for new life to be created within.
Satisfied with that, you move your tendril towards the other object. The second one is much brighter and appears to be the source of her magic. However, as you bring your tendril closer to the second object, the chaotic storm of magical energy emanating from it blows away the tip of your tendril, and your control over it collapses in a chain reaction.
So, not much of a red herring. Her womb contains a lot of magical power, but the linker core is the source of it. Her womb was able to be explored, but her linker core was throwing off too much magic to allow you to retain control of your tendril.
However, this leads me to something you started to unlock, but didn't get get completely. You guys had Tuxie siphon off energy from Nanoha, lowering her reserves and making it easier for her to cast Divine Breaker. The other aspect of that is that you guys were going to be able to transfer energy, siphoning from one girl and using it to help another girl recover her magic reserves.
Actually, this is a perfect opportunity for some Nanoha backstory.
The Triangle Heart backstory is partially true for this quest. Nanoha's father (Shirou) was a prominent bodyguard and practitioner of the fuwaryuu style of swordsmanship. He had a short relationship with a woman (Kaori), and she left their son (Kyouya) with him and ran away.
Later, Shirou's sister left her daughter (Miyuki) in his care and ran of to kill the man that killed her family. She hasn't been heard from since.
Shirou eventually married another woman (Momoka), and they had a daughter together (Nanoha).
So, it's a bit of a mixed family; Kyouya is Nanoha's half-brother, and Miyuki is her cousin, but all three of them have been raised as siblings.
In Triangle Heart, Shirou was killed. In the Nanohaverse, he was only seriously injured and hospitalized.
In this story, Shirou saw the writing on the wall and emigrated with his family from the eroge universe of Triangle Heart, to the mahou shoujo universe of Nanoha. However, in a trait that is passed down to all men of the Takamachi family, he has no sense of direction, got lost, and stumbled into the universe of this quest instead.
Kyouya and Miyuki may be fucking, or not, but they have the hots for each other. That's why Nanoha mentioned that the way Tuxie was holding her was the way Kyouya held Miyuku while they were practicing sword fighting. However, Kyouya also has the hots for Shinobu Tsukimura (the older of the two purple haired sisters that he and Nanoha visit in the giant cat episode). Shinobu may or may not be a vampire, depending on how much of Triangle Heart I pull into the storyline.
So, while Tuxie is building his harem, Kyouya is managing his little love triangle in the background.
The finale of act 1 is a hot springs episode (Sailor Moon hot springs episode, Nanoha hot springs episode, and FwPC lake episode), but all the girls are there.
At this point, any girl that hasn't been impregnated (of the ones available so far) are impregnated. There is a mandatory omake for this episode.
Shirou and Momoka go for a stroll late at night, and have an important conversation.
Momoka asks if Shirou is sure that his bodyguard days are behind him, and he confirms that. That's why he moved his family from the eroge universe to a magical girl universe (this is where that bit of backstory is first revealed). That way, he can raise his family in peace, and Nanoha might have more opportunities to break out of her shell and make more friends.
Mokoka: "Then why is my little girl pregnant when she's only eight years old!?"
Shirou: "I may have gotten lost and moved us to a mahou shoujo quest universe on accident."
While that's humorous in and of itself, it gets better. For you see, Kyouya is voiced by Midorikawa Hikaru, aka. Greenriver, aka. the voice of Masaki Andoh, the first Super Robot Wars original character, and pilot of Cybuster. He also has the incredible ability to get lost no matter what. He even got lost on a guided tour of a warship. Let that sink in for a moment.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_KXfoBy0Cg
But, that's still not enough VA jokes. The main villain of Heartcatch PreCure is also voiced by Midorikawa. While he doesn't have much to do with the plot after season 1, he will return along with Miyuki and Shinobu as last minute backup in the fight against Dune, and you get to see just how proficient he and Miyuki are in the fuwaryuu style, and what Shinobu can do as a vampire.
Also, this will be a touching reunion between siblings. Season 2 will have a ton of time shenanigans (more on that later). Each season takes place once year after the previous one, but due to those time shenanigans, Kyouya and Miyuki have aged two years since the first season, but Nanoha is now 19 like she is in StrikerS. That puts her only two years younger than Kyouya instead of 10 years younger, and the same age as Miyuki instead of 8 years younger.
I just realized that Nanoha's mom is Momoko, not Momoka like I called her. Oops.
>>9719>in a trait that is passed down to all men of the Takamachi family
And there's another mistake. Shirou took his wife's family name when he married her instead of the other way around. We can rephrase that as "all men of that patrilineal lineage share that trait"
Holy shit that's scary.
And I bet there would be time goofery afoot. Sailor Moon reset the universe in her canon Season 1.
And finally, Hikaru Midorikawa has a voice in practically everything lol
(Though that reminds me of an interesting tidbit from a TTRPG campaign I played in that had HEAVY Japanese influence. Like, literally made in Japan, had to be translated.
One of the classes in that system covers anyone who henshins to fight: Sentai, Kamen Riders, magical girls, you name it. The GM for this campaign appreciates my enthusiasm for magical girls, to the point that he encouraged me to start a partly Symphogear-themed campaign.
Also, he asked that every player character have a bond NPC.
The character I made was a ninja mage student council president glasses girl with a figure that was much more enticing than she made it seem, through clever application of baggy clothes, who used a magic bow and magic ice arrows to fight.
As another pre-campaign preparation, this GM also assigned all the characters VAs. My character, Misato Amano, ended up with Saber Arturia's VA, partly as a reference to how a disguise that she initially used around the other PCs was a palette swap of Mysterious Heroine X (an AU Saber Arturia who is an Assassin, not a Saber.)
I say this because he pulled a similar amount of high-level weebery with her bond NPC, a guy named Seiji Furuhata.
See, I initially pitched Misato's personality as being like various magical girl personalities (including one KYUUUA MUUUUUNRAITO) in one character. So, seeing as how the only magical girl series he was truly familiar with were Sailor Moon and Symphogear, he defaulted to making Seiji based on his own experiences, and the last name Furuhata reflects that.
Seiji shares his last name with the VA for none other than our boi Tuxy, who also ended up modeling a lot of his personality.
Or, at least, anime Tuxy did, managing to be somehow dependable and suave, but also a complete dork. So yeah, goofing around with VAs is fun.
Oh, and there was this whole thing where Misato became friends with a magical girl group in her high school until the villain basically Destiny Bonded them, and nearly killed her too. Eventually, their trinkets were forced into the hands of weak wielders so that a villain could experiment on them, and that team eventually relinquished their powers to Misato, who technically would've gotten that power anyway without the interference. So she was a female mage, but also a magical girl all along.
>>9726>Holy shit that's scary.
I assume you mean the surprise butt fisting? It's a lot less scary with magic portals. It won't hurt nearly as much as fisting a virgin asshole otherwise would have been.
It'll work like this:https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ms/thumb/0/03/LYRICAL_LINKERCORENANOHA.gif/250px-LYRICAL_LINKERCORENANOHA.gifhttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ms/e/ef/Nanoha_Linker_Core_1.jpg
But the portal goes to the victim's butt, not just through their torso.
I'm explicitly skipping the time reset after season 1. But Season 2 has time travel, and that's where all the time fuckery comes in. But that's for later.
Tuxie's VA also comes into play for a scene, but that's also for later.
Unless someone brings up a question that leads me down another rabbit hole, I'll be going over the CCS backstory next time. Maybe tomorrow, maybe in a few days. Definitely not tonight though.
That sounds like a really fun campaign. I was going to guess it was in BESM until you said it was translated from Japanese.
Seeing how you guys have stuck around for this long, I hope that means I've given you something incredibly enjoyable as well.
And in case it wasn't clear in that post, Heartcatch PreCure takes place during season 3 of this game.
Now, moving onto the CCS backstory. The deep backstory is similar to canon. Clow Reed, world's most powerful magician, able to perfectly see the future, etc. He's tired of his perfect precognition, so he splits his magic between two reincarnations. One of them is Eriol, and the other is Sakura's father (Fujitaka).
I considered that Clow Reed might have lived during the Silver Millennium, hijacking Queen Serenity's reincarnation wish to fulfil his desire. It's still something that I hadn't nailed down 100%
Likewise, Nadeshiko falling out of a tree, and landing on Fujitaka happens like in cannon. She's in high school, he's her teacher, and they get married when she's still 16, much to the disapproval of Sonomi (Tomoyo's mom and Nadeshiko's cousin). This is also why he will be a huge supporter of Sakura's classmate (Rika) and her relationship with their teacher (Yoshiyuki Terada). He believes that the love between a girl and her teacher is one of the most pure forms of love out there.
This leads us to the Amamiya family backstory. This is one place that I went back and forth multiple times on whether or not to change, and by how much. I ended up deciding that the storytelling technique of including reflections of the main theme expressed in other characters with different possible outcomes superseded sticking close to canon.
Masaki Amamiya (Tomoyo and Sakura's great-grandfather) had enough magic to lengthen his lifespan, similar to what Eriol can do, but to a much lesser degree. Eriol is able to fully stop his aging, Masaki was only able to slow it down. Like Sora and his two PreCure lovers, Masaki also had two lovers/wives. He had a daughter with each of them (Sonomi's mother and Nadeshiko's mother), and when those girls were old enough, he added them to his harem, and they later gave birth to Sonomi and Nadeshiko.
His original plan was to add his two daughter/granddaughters to the family harem once they came of age, but that plan was ruined by two things. First, an accident (I never got around to specifying what kind) that killed his two wives, and two daughter-wives, leaving the family as just him, Sonomi, and Nadeshiko. Then, several years later, Nadeshiko's heart was stolen by Fujitaka, and they get married.
Eventually, Sonomi is married off in a political marriage (technically business, not politics) to the heir of the Daidouji fortune. Again, vague things that I never got around to locking down for certain happen, and Tomoyo is born, Tomoyo's father leaves the picture, and Sonomi is both the president of Daidouji Toys inc. And also the sole heir of the Amamiya fortune, as Masaki disapproved of Nadeshiko's marriage.
The main story arc of these characters would have been, fixing the rift between Masaki and Fujitaka as happens in canon, and if you were to recruit Tomoyo (as that's optional), getting Masaki and Sonomi hitched and working on rebuilding that family harem.
Much as Masaki will come to accept that Nadeshiko truly did love Fujitaka, he'll accept that Sakura and Tomoyo love Mamoru, and although he'll see them as the next generation of daughters he could have had, he focuses his attention on rebuilding his family with Sonomi.
Going forward, Syaoran is you main rival for Sakura's attention. Fortunately, the anime gave us a filler character, Syaoran's cousin. He did promise to marry her if he didn't find someone that he loved more. By fending him off multiple times, he'll eventually get shuffled of to marry Meiling.
Speaking of Sakura's attention, each girl has some secret (or not so secret) likes that give you big bonuses in her affection. Sakura's is that she loves the feeling of being healed by Tuxie. That tingling feeling as everything gets healed up really gets her going. That's extremely useful as she's the one girl on the team that doesn't have access to her own transformations. She can borrow cards from the PreCures or Fate girls to get a transformation, but her normal mode of fighting is to summon spirits from the Clow Cards. Transformed girls are able to redirect damage to their uniform, Sakura does not have that luxury. She will actually get hurt when she gets hit by an attacks. Fortunately, we have healing to take care of those side effects. The same can't be said for her outfits, as those are made by Tomoyo, and getting them damaged actually damages them. There's no transformation that will restore them to new.
Indeed, this has been very enjoyable, and while I'm sad that it's ending before all these ideas came about (or before we got any sex/impregnation), I'm glad that you're being kind enough to give us this closure.
I find it cool that you brought the idea of the rectal spirit ball into the rp, though some perverse part of me kinda wishes it had involved a hand up someone's rear.
It does make me wonder if the womb could have been used to give them some kind of power if a character lost their core.
I'm also curious about how the womb's magic would affect pregnancy, and if we would have been able to figure out how to manipulate their wombs to make them fertile, or to detect their pregnancy (perhaps down to the moment of fertilization)?
Though this brings up another question: TK obviously doesn't have a womb, so does he have magic in his testicles? I guess that would make impregnation/pregnancy a more literally magic thing rather than figurative.
Also glad to see that sort of thought put into Sakura's mechanics. Her series is the one I'm most familiar with, and thus she's been my fav character.
>>9736>I find it cool that you brought the idea of the rectal spirit ball into the rp, though some perverse part of me kinda wishes it had involved a hand up someone's rear.
??? It does. The Volkenritter in this quest would have pulled the ball out through surprise butt fisting. With magic that makes it not as damaging as that would have been but yes, still butt fisting.
>It does make me wonder if the womb could have been used to give them some kind of power if a character lost their core.
This is something I thought about. You could create temporary mages by using a process similar to the Volkenritter's linker core stealing, but only tapping energy instead of stealing the linker core. Actually this is specifically from a doujin when Nanoha, Fate, and Hayate put on a butt plug that connects to their linker core, and they end up paying for sexual experiences by having their magic siphoned off. It ends with all of their magic siphoned off and they're not able to fight off a bad guy the next day and get defeated, but let's ignore that for a moment.
You could create false linker cores by storing a girl's magic, as well as writing her spells to that core. You can then implant that in a volunteer, and for a limited time, she can assist your team. She'll have only four or so spells, and a hard cap on how much magic she can use. This is something for much later though.
>I'm also curious about how the womb's magic would affect pregnancy, and if we would have been able to figure out how to manipulate their wombs to make them fertile, or to detect their pregnancy (perhaps down to the moment of fertilization)?
I haven't thought too much about manipulating fertility. Specifically I just had magic-attuned girls get fertile from a young age as a side-effect of being magic-attuned. If you guys had done the magic tendrils in a girl trick, you'd be able to detect the difference between a regular fertile womb, and a pregnant one.>>9736>Though this brings up another question: TK obviously doesn't have a womb, so does he have magic in his testicles? I guess that would make impregnation/pregnancy a more literally magic thing rather than figurative.
In his prostate actually. The specific impregnation magic that I had planned for him is, like many others, an aspect of his healing magic. Quite simply, he can use his healing to restore his stamina (as has been shown with running), and he can use his magic to refill his prostate and testicles, letting him either magically prolong an orgasm (refilling as fast as he's ejaculating), or reduce his refractory period to almost nothing. This is incredibly necessary when dealing with a harem the size of which he would have. This was also hinted, but very vaguely, and you guys didn't select the option that would give more info about it. When you guys were given the option to masturbate, I mentioned that "It doesn't help as the need comes back really soon." Or something along those lines. However, if you'd chosen to masturbate, Mamoru's balls would have that same tingling sensation that TK gets when healing someone as he unconsciously tops himself off.
>>9737>However, if you'd chosen to masturbate, Mamoru's balls would have that same tingling sensation that TK gets when healing someone as he unconsciously tops himself off.
Cue people voting to masturbate in CYOAs to find out if anything happens. XD
It literally would have given you a story hint. But yes, that may not be a road we wish to tread.
Another plot hook that I had left. Why did Sakura look so familiar that Mamoru was convinced that he had seen her at the university? Because her father is a professor there and she visits him sometimes. You just happened to have seen her on campus before. You may have also taken Fujitaka's Archeology class this semester or the previous one.
That's surprisingly mundane yet makes a lot of sense.
Sometimes it's the little things that help build the crossover. I hate how in a bad crossover you have the original events happening at the same time, but completely separately.
If I was lazy, I'd have Mamoru going to Keio University, and Fujitaka teaching at Towa University. But that'd lazy and stupid, so they're both at Keio university.
Rei and Honey Kisaragi both go to a private Catholic school? It may as well be the same school. Nanoha and Ami go to cram school? It's the same cram school.
Due to the uniforms, I have to keep some of the girls separate. The FwPC girls explicitly go to Verone Academy, and the Sailor Moon girls explicitly go to Juuban Middle School. However, I'd try to get as many of the girls to go to the same school.
Speaking of going to the same school, Season 4 was going to have Vividred Operation. They have the misfortune of having their school crushed in a battle, so the entire student body gets transferred to other schools. Momo (the younger sister of the main character) goes to school with Sakura and when she learns that her classmate fights evil, just like her own older sister, Momo decides that she wants to be a Vivid.
That doesn't pay off until season 5, where I had planned a completely original second season for that. The Vivid Operations were grossly underutilized, and I had planned to remedy that. Momo would join the Vivids as Vivid Pink. Rei also joins as Vivid Black. That would give you a total of six girls, and up to three fused pairs at any time. As you can imagine, that means any of the girls can dock, not just other girls with Akane.
Also, none of this forehead kiss BS. Docking would have involved full on kisses, with tongue. Also, if the girls were pregnant while docking, their combined form would be pregnant with twins. If they mess up the detransformation, the babies might get swapped back into the wrong mother, or both of them might go with one girl.
My notes on Vividred season 2 from June 21st 2014. Five and a half years ago, can you believe it? Stuff in brackets is new commentary.
Blue+Yellow is now Vividemerald. I'm not too sure as to what she looks like, but I know what her weapon is and it is /m/ as fuck. [The weapon was the Goldion Crusher. The Vivid system would not let the two of them fuse until the climax of that season when that weapon was needed.]
Red + Pink
Vividpink. No idea what weapons to give her.
Blue + Green
Vividcyan. Fights with a pole-arm. The polearm has a large blade like a bardiche on the front, a hammer on the back, and a spike on top.
Blue + Yellow
See above. No, I'm not spoiling the weapon, it's just that awesome.
Blue + Black
Vividnavy. A drill maybe.
Blue + Pink
Vividsapphire. Bec de corbin
Green + Yellow
Vividjade Sword bits
Green + Black
Vividceladon. Katana and Wakizashi
Green + Pink
Vividmalachite: Double ended sword
Yellow + Black
Vividamber. Regular beam shooting bits.
Yellow + Pink
Vividgold. Maybe lots of shield bits, AOE defense, helpful to protect teammates on an assault, or defending hurt teammates against a finishing blow.
Black + Pink
Vividlavender. Composite Bow. Arrows are barrier piercing against opponents. Arrows can also be used to buff teammates (sort of like how Kuroki used them to power up the alone).
On second thought, maybe I should have Blue + Yellow be Vividaqua, and let Green + Pink be Vividemerald. Also, maybe Black + Pink should be Vividruby.
The general logic that I had when creating these fused pairs is that Black would doubledown on her partner's powers (with the exception of blue+black, since I couldn't come up with anything), and focus more on offense.
Docking with pink makes the transformation somewhat more humorous instead of practical, and more support focused (again, with the exception of Blue because there's only so much hammer related stuff I could come up with).
Docking with the colors would simply combine their weapons in the best way that I could imagine.
Season 4? 5? This could have gone on for like 20 years. XD And if you'll excuse me for saying so, but you missed an opportunity with the Blue & Black combo. They use gauntlets, and pummel their opponents until they're black and blue. *ba dum tish*
And if you'll excuse my derailing this with another silly question; taking into consideration your earlier tidbits, if we went for anal sex with a girl, would we have given them a power boost? I full understand that it's not as efficient or fast as our more magical energy transfer, but it would be fun. XD
Considering we weren't even 1/4 of the way done with season 1 after 4 years, it would have taken 20 years just to finish season 1!
And yes, anal sex resulting in a magic transfer makes sense. I didn't think about it to much because I'm not a fan of anal sex, but that's certainly a possibility.
I hope everyone has a wonderful and Merry Christmas.
You too, Moe! And to everyone else!
Merry Christmas, Moe. And everyone else as well.
Happy holidays to all, and to all a good fight (scene)!
I know, I know, but I was up before sunrise for once and the caffeine wore off a loooong time ago.
Well, it was only actually fun when the GM allowed it to be fun, that is, when he didn't involve any of his actual plot elements at all.
When it was plot time, it was time to talk until the plot happened and go when/where the plot told us to, but mainly SUFFER and FEEL BAD until we were all sick of it, and *then* he finally started letting us actually finish story arcs and complete character development. He thought the emotional contrast would make us more invested, despite creating a plot rail and subtly encouraging us to pick it, then using the effect of that choice to sideline a PC from combat for several sessions. Granted, there wasn't much combat happening in that stretch of time anyway, but the reason I was "emotionally invested" afterwards was because of the CHARACTER-centric (not PLOT-centric) moments, combined with the relief that I had finally gotten the green light to do some meaningful ass-kicking instead of moping IC about how my expectations of Misato (which were also her expectations of herself, because I am usually DAMN good at framing OoC issues in a story's context without anyone knowing) were so far removed from anything that she got to do, short of being reminded of how she had been traumatized in her recent past.
(I did not explicitly give her any character trauma; that too was the GM's idea.)
There's one scene that I feel encapsulates this whole thing. Misato and the combat-sidelined PC (Kei) went to talk to another PC's grandmother, who was LITERALLY BYAKKO of the Four Guardian Beasts. Turns out she's a lazy NEET who was just waiting to die so she could pass on the soul of Byakko to her grandson, and entirely refused to help Kei with her powerlessness.
Note here that TWO PLAYERS came up with this idea, partly because their characters were basically bros at this point (technically sisses, because they're both girls, but whatever.)
Later we find out that INARI HERSELF had actually triggered the powerlessness so that she could fix some damage done to Kei's soul.
IC, that's fine and good. OoC, that was a slap in the face to any initiative that the players could try to show in fixing their own damn problems. And that was how the entire campaign went until Misato basically recreated that part of The Dark Knight where Batman turned everyone's phones into sonar transmitters because she (by which I mean I) was sick and tired of the GM's heinous bullshit. I only think I got that bit of craziness through because the GM didn't know how to move the plot from moping to action, and because it's established that her family specializes in doing all the classic ninja tricks through magic. This includes magical surveillance.
So no, that campaign was actually incredibly frustrating and depressing outside of pure character interaction moments (which were heckin' amazing) until the GM decided it no longer needed to be.
But anyway, that's all good stuff, Moe. I insist that good worldbuilding is based on little conceptual connections and "Aha, this can go there!" moments between characters and setting (or in the case of a crossover, between setting #1 and setting #2.)
It's why I'm currently working on a TTRPG campaign that combines Senki Zesshou Symphogear with one of the most popular rhythm games for mobile devices currently: Cytus 2.
The more you dig into the lore in both of these sources, the more you find themes and concepts that parallel each other. The most important example is: Symphogear has phonic gain, Cytus 2 has emotional data. Different terms, same near-magical bullshit. It's great.
(Honestly, I could talk for *hours* about the deep lore that I've placed in my campaign that I oh-so-creatively named Symphogear CTS. But I'll only do so if people ask.)
And again, I hope you all have wonderful holidays.
How did you and the other players refrain from outright drop-kicking your GM? If the dude wants to write angsty fanfiction, a campaign's not the place to do it.
You, on the other hand, sound like an awesome GM. This's the first time I've heard of a "Symphogear" campaign.
It's stuff like that that makes me take a look at my own games and take notes of what not to do.
Man, that reminds me of a game where the DM trolled us hard with an evil murderous pixie. Completely ruined the fun by being too hard.
However, I'm also well enough aware how things being too easy can result in either boredom, or the players trolling the DM.
My approach was to try to find a balance of not too hard and not too easy, while also occasionally throwing out some BS difficulty (first Jadeite fight, and the mind control card comes to mind) to keep you on your toes. But while also letting you guys BS your way out of my traps.
>>9769>first Jadeite fight
Which brings us to the next part. Each time you first made physical contact with one of the Shitenoh, you would have gotten a flashback to them swearing fealty to Prince Endymion. Each time, giving a greater and greater hint that they should be serving you, and not Queen Beryl.
The connection will be really blatant when Tuxie is killed protecting Usagi, and she revives him with the power of the Silver Crystal. The particular general will be seen starting to lose his corporeal form, only having it restored once Tuxie is revived.
This is a hint to getting rid of the shitenoh for good, as otherwise, they will simply revive, pulling some energy from Beryl/Metalia, and some from Mamoru (while also giving him a crazy dream between episodes). You will need to get them to return their loyalties to you to be able to get to Beryl and Metalia.
But, it's also a hint as to how to resolve one of final bits from Splash Star. The final battle in Splash Star is amazing. Saki and Mai both have two transformations, their original Bloom and Egret transformations, and then also the Bright and Windy transformations they get as their mid-season upgrade. In the final battle, they use the Bright and Windy forms they've been using all of the second season, and they're assisting by Michiru and Kaoru, two of the Dark Fall's lieutenants that have been spying on them, befriending them, and fighting against them on and off. After getting pretty soundly defeated, they get recharged by the power of the spirits. Saki and Mai transform back into their original Bloom and Egret forms, and the other two girls get the power of Bright and Windy. They transform, but not all the way into PreCures.
After an absolutely amazing final battle (I really can't sing its praises high enough). They defeat the final boss. Side note: This was going to be the final boss of season 1, ramped way up in difficulty, he would have absorbed the power of Metalia and the Dark King, requiring all of your combined efforts to defeat him. Anyway, after defeating him, Michiru and Kaoru collapse and start to fade away. They were created by the enemy and their life was sustained by him. Without him, they slowly fade away. In canon, the power of the spirits revive them, and the issue is resolved almost as quickly as it comes up, losing much of the emotional punch.
In the quest, the spirits of the Shitenoh would have appeared and told you to bind their life force to you, in the way that Endymion did to them in the past. As the girls are fading away, they swear fealty to you, and you rename them Zircon and Carnelian. Their soul is bound to those gems, and they share in your life force instead of the final boss's.
Speaking of the Shitenoh, they will lose their physical forms once Beryl is defeated.
Michiru and Kaoru can be bound to stones as they've never been bound to stones. Their life force was simply tied to Akudaikan instead of to nature like normal humans. The binding ceremony shifts that tie from Akudaikan to a soul gem, that is then tied to you. The shitenoh have had their soul gems corrupted by Beryl, tying them to both you and her. With one of the two parties gone, they are no longer able to physically manifest, leaving themselves only able to serve as incorporeal advisors.
Speaking of Beryl, this is the one point where I shamelessly planned on railroading you, and I hope that you'll agree that my artistic vision was crazy enough to make this worthwhile, and not lame.
Let me ask you, what characters do Mamoru and Beryl share voice actors with?
It was touch-and-go at times, but it mostly comes down to: when he's not involved in a serious campaign, he's just a fellow memelord who does stuff like picking traits from everyone on his Discord server, flanderizing those traits, asking everyone to design whatever random anime girl they want using a specific webapp, redrawing those designs in his own style, and giving those traits to them.
But when he's involved in something that needs to have deep emotional impact, he equates that "the character needs to go through hell, possibly literally too. In fact, let's just kill them!"
Trust me, I'm not that good. I'm completely floundering at getting the characters connected more deeply in the overall plot, giving them a reason to be important and continue on with the plot. Also, my pacing is horrible because I'm basically "on-call" in my home life at all times, so I get irl interrupted during my sessions all the time. It stresses me out to the point that I start doing stupid stuff instead of letting my GMing be as natural as possible, which causes a disconnect between my players and their characters.
But Symphogear is short for Senki Zesshou Symphogear, an anime where ancient relics of real Earth myth get turned into pink rock necklaces that some girls can sing to in order to turn those necklaces into magitech power armor. It's neat that they basically sing their own theme songs. They kill Noise, which are creatures that turn humans to ash on contact.>>9766
Yeah, it's a balancing act. I tend to err on the side of less difficulty. Your whole concept with the Shitennou and the Splash Stars is really good, a nice middle of the road that shows you're paying attention to themes and character purpose.>>9772
Tohru Furuya seems to have voiced Amuro Ray quite a few times, and Beryl's VA seems to be no stranger to Gundam either.
What are you planning, Moe…?
>>9774>Tohru Furuya seems to have voiced Amuro Ray quite a few times, and Beryl's VA seems to be no stranger to Gundam either.
Any specific character that she played that had a deep emotional connection with Amuro?
Come the final season, Chris-chan and Hibiki-chan have the best themes and transformations. (And no, I'm not gonna do the "change my mind" meme. :-P)
I actually don't know Gundam that well, sorry.>>9777
Season 5 in general had the best-looking henshin scenes, by far. I agree that Hibiki and Chris were the top of that list, too. Hibiki's absolutely massive gauntlets compressing into the normal-sized ones sells the raw power and utility of Symphogears amazingly, and Chris makes a reference to another classic anime by titty-bouncing bullets into her revolvers.>>9778
I like how that link says Isshi-Baal.
Her gear is Ichaival, though. Gungnir is Odin's spear, but Ichaival is his bow. So yeah, fun stuff.
I've been working nonstop for the last month, so coming to check around and finding this is a little depressing, I'm not gonna lie. Happy to see you're doing okay, Moe, but, well, y'know. The general breakdown is pretty neat to have, though.>>9775
…Lalah Sune. I think I know where this one's going.
Yeah, sorry for doing so, but sadly it was right thing to do. I'm glad you showed up, so you could at least hear the news. That also makes all the regulars having showed up. Thank you everyone. You were a great group of players, but I'm not done yet with the breakdowns, there's still lots more that I want to share with you.
As for the breakdown, well, that's to soften the blow a little.
And yes, I'm pretty sure you know where this is going.
This is the famous battle between Amuro and Lalah.
Anime version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUNw1d_nq7o
Compilation movie version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCBWan2FWGU
What I had planned was a remake of that scene, but the positions are switched. Tuxie would fill the role of Lalah, and Beryl would be Amuro. Sailor Moon takes Char's role, and I don't know who'd play Sayla/Artesia.
In the meantime, either the Andrew WK English cover of the song playing in the movie version is playing (Beginning), or the cover of the ending song (Encounters).http://andrewwk.com/music/albums/gundam-rock
You have any planned children's names or any plans for the kids beyond Chibiusa?
I am terrible with names, so no no names planned. I'd use a name generator if it came to it.
I only had two scenes in mind. The first daughters from the sailor scouts might at the end of s5 dress up like their mothers. The other girls from s1 can do ojamajo doremi, since those girls look for younger than it says they are.
In the "Parallel Sailor Moon" gag story, they were Ami Jr, Rei Jr. Mako and Mina.
Geez, did Usagi name all of them? Lol
If anything, I'd use the names from that fake picture for sailor Moon Crystal.
And now that I thought about it some more, it's Tuxie and Sailor Moon vs. Beryl and Nephrite.
Sailor Moon gets into position to land the killing blow on Nephrite. Tuxie's memories of Nephrite swearing loyalty to him return, and he yells at Usagi to stop. She does so, but that leaves her open. Nephrite gets a solid hit on her, and then Beryl moves in for the killing blow, then Tuxie throws himself in the way to shield her.
He "dies" Nephrite loses his physical form, Beryl has a breakdown at the fact that she killed someone she loved. Usagi also cries, and the Silver Crystal materializes.
Kunzite not Nephrite.
Harsh, but valid. Though I saw a different Sailor Moon quest where they went back and found that the Silver Crystal just needed intense emotion to manifest.
So, since it was set up as a harem quest between all the Senshi and a 63'd Tuxie getting together with some guy who looks and cooks like Sanji and can turn into Kamen Rider Meteor, the guy writing it just had Usagi and Seigfried (the OC main character) share an intimate moment to make it manifest.
That quest is currently in the middle of a modified Black Moon Family arc. Chibi-Usa isn't convinced that her parents don't love her (which is stupid because Neo-Queen Serenity could never not make her love for Chibi-Usa disgustongly obvious to all and sundry), she feels worthless because she can't become Kamen Rider Build (and then UMINO, of all people, makes the Builddriver work to fight/save Petz. This is fine, he has to have *someone* be his girlfriend since the Senshi in this quest have a 0% kill/death rate aside from wrecking Metallia.
Basically, the whole thing is kinda power fantasy-ish, but it's fun, and the QM is mostly just sitting back and embracing the fact that his quests have supernaturally good dice luck and his players are all hypernerd fanboys who have taken what he started and run with it to the point that probably 70-80% of the worldbuilding is actually player-made.
Anyway, moving on.
Once we reach the dramatic conclusion of season 1, we would have had a gaiden episode. Specifically, it's time to monetize your exploits. Tomoyo has been recording a lot of footage of your battles. Turns out, she created a compilation movie of this season of Super Mahou Shoujo Wars, and it's a massive hit in Midchilda. They want more, more, MORE!
So, the girls come up with the plot of the Splash Star movie. Tuxie features as the villain (Sirloin) and it's adapted for all of the girls to have a chance to shine. https://prettycure.fandom.com/wiki/Futari_wa_Pretty_Cure_Splash%E2%98%86Star_Tick_Tack_Kiki_Ippatsu
Fate is still awaiting trial on Midchilda, so she can't participate. Either she's written out, her footage is exclusively from archive footage, or one of the younger girls uses Sailor Moon's transformation pen to look like Fate.
It would also have included that little short where Sakura tries to sing the opening to her own anime (Catch you Catch me)
Nice. I always thought that little short with Sakura was cute, and a nice 4th wall break.
It really is great.https://youtu.be/5Q96tp9RMk8
Now, in between recording, you'd have found a fair bit of time to sneak away for some nookie with your costars (Tomoyo has been recording that as well, also popular on Midchilda).
And after that, we move onto season 2.
Still not sure what exactly would have been the opening scene, but the first episode of Nanoha A's is a good candidate. It's just so epic, and it immediately introduces the Volkenritter, and by extension Shamal, and their fearsome practice of surprise buttfisting (with a portal, so it's merely painful, and not resulting in deadly anal fissures).
Of the season 1 cast, Honey Kisaragi has gone missing, deciding to continue her fight against Panther Claw by herself.
Likewise, the Splash Star cures (plus Michiru and Koaru) have decided to retire. Saki and Mai show off some of the joys of the world to your newly bound servants. After that, the four of them take over as chief caretakers of all the kids that the girls had given birth to. The new home base is either Luvia's mansion once she no longer needs it, Tomoyo's mansion (assuming Sonomi moves elsewhere to reconnect with her father/grandfather if you achieve that side quest in season 1), or a new mansion bought from the proceeds from Tomoyo's movie sales to Midchilda.
As for the rest of the team, the original PreCures have the Max Heart season to do, Nanoha, CCS, Sailor Moon, and Prisma Illya also have their second seasons (out of several more) to do, so they all stick around to continue their story.
The big thing with season 2 is that it involves time travel. The game will take place in three times: present day, Crystal Tokyo (3000 AD), and alternate WW2 (Strike Witches timeline).
Ah yes, the good ol'-fashioned wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey.
Never got around to watching more of Dr. Who than a few episodes of the original.
Jumping back to the Gaien, I forgot, the CCS first movie would also take place then.
Back to season 2
Joining our returning cast are some new girls:
Yes! PreCure and Fresh PreCure. And I'll be honest, I haven't thought about how they fit. They're there because Heartcatch and Suite (the next two PreCures in the metaseries belong in Season 3, and it fit the pattern having 2 PreCure seasons per game (and letting second season PreCures stick around for a second game).
Fresh PreCure ties in with Tokyo Mew Mew because both teams have their transformed forms named after food. I was planning on making that a slightly bigger deal once I actually had to worry about it.
Season 2 also includes Shugo Chara. Again, I haven't thought too much about how it ties in to everything. It was included because I like oviposition, and instead of having eggs randomly appear, I'd have the girls have to lay those eggs.
Somewhat more defined, Strike Witches also takes place here. Overshooting back from 3000 to present day Tokyo takes you to the Strike Witches version of WWII. Here, you run into the Strike Witches obviously, but also members of the Kazanari Agency (the Precursors to Symphogear's Special Disaster Response Team Section 2), and Cure Flower, Cure White, and Sora. You'll be jumping back to this timeline a few times at key points.
On the opposite side, Crystal Tokyo will include some futuristic slums as well, and that's where Shin Cutie Honey will show up.
Final new addition is the previously mentioned Tokyo Mew Mew. Here, I actually have some strong ideas how to tie it into to metaplot. The endangered animals that the girls get power from are actually the last few survivors of planets that Galaxia/Chaos defeated and destroyed. They're on Earth to repopulate, and find a new homeworld. The two guys that run the cafe are Mau, just like Luna and Artemis, and they mention that fact to everyone, letting you learn that they aren't just mooncats. They also probably have some unresolved frustration at the two Mau advisors for not helping their home planet in the time of need (still need to work on the actual timeline).
The Mews get DNA from those other species, and essentially become Sailors of those other planets. The kids that Tuxie has with the Mews end up being that respective species and they help with the repopulation efforts of their races once they get old enough, becoming the actual Sailors of those planets.
Holy crap that's a lot of magical girls. Just trying to keep track of it all makes my head spin. XD
>>9854>Holy crap that's a lot of magical girls.
*More Mahou Shojo of the End/Vietnam conflict flashbacks ensue*
Hmm…this does seem like a lot, but only because some of them aren't tightly incorporated.
I'm a bit surprised that you're tossing in dealing with the Kazanari family so long before Symphogear, since…well…the Kazanari family member you're most likely to deal with is kiiiiiinda completely off his rocker. And not in a good way.
Shugo Chara is a bit on the obscure side, and I wasn't too impressed, but the egg thing was an interesting angle. I mean, the show nearly makes that egg-laying joke for you! But I hardly remember what any of the villain's goals were, or anything like that, so it's little wonder that it's difficult to incorporate. It might actually be better if you tackle it from out of left field. Have some sort of mix-up between Hoshina Utau and Fate Testarossa (Utau is a singer, as her name implies, and Fate is voiced by Nana Mizuki, who is a singer if her 5 years in Symphogear have anything to say about it), and back up the Nanoha A's intro by an episode or two. It'd require taking some liberties with Shugo Chara's canon, possibly (at least, you could just follow Utau and let her lead you to this other group of fresh-faced magical egg-makers.)
As for season 2's Cures, I don't know for sure, but I recommend looking into the All Stars DX movies for potential connections. I think Fresh is the first season that gets one of those movies.
>>9857>I'm a bit surprised that you're tossing in dealing with the Kazanari family so long before Symphogear, since…well…the Kazanari family member you're most likely to deal with is kiiiiiinda completely off his rocker. And not in a good way.
Since it's an alternate version of WWII, I can play fast and loose with the canon. However, it's a case of being able to have some cameos during the WWII section. I established that the original Cure White and Cure Flower were active at this point, and the Kazanari Agency was canonically established at this point as well.
In Symphogear related news, Tsubasa will be taking up the position of the third party that Fate had in S1. A little VA joke that Nana filled that role both time. Unlike Fate, she will not be recruitable this season. Crossing over Prisma Illya Zwei, The Prisma Illya version of Gilgamesh will release the noise from the Treasury of Babylonia (Symphogear) when opening the Gate of Babylon (Fate). This is the start of the Noise attacks. Your team can't do anything about it though. Tsubase (and later also Kanade) are the only ones that can fight the Noise.
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>>9858>Since it's an alternate version of WWII, I can play fast and loose with the canon.
But would punching Hitler in his one ball have been an option, that's all I want to know.