REKT tryouts: the canoning

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REKT tryouts: the canoning

Postby Dinosawer » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:13 am

Recently, someone on irc had an interesting suggestion: what if we let the team tryouts be canon?
They would then be VR missions run by SCAMPS to see who's most fit to send out.

Pro:
-Teambuilding
-letting chars get to know eachother
-"real" rekt starts sooner

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-if for some reason you don't want it to be canon you don't have that choice
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Re: REKT tryouts: the canoning

Postby Talvieno » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:23 am

If we make it canon, then everyone will get wrenched out of their cryotubes and immediately thrown into VR so that Nemesis and SCAMPS can decide who's worth keeping - and who isn't. The game starts, essentially, right away. Nobody would have a choice in this. Losers would probably get killed or something similar, as the whole purpose of success/failure would be to decide who is actually worth sending on missions. It's also a lot more work for me, but it could be fun for you guys.

If it's non-canon, nothing that happens in the tryout missions will actually "happen" - unless you want to pretend that it happened before you arrived on Tartarus. It would be your own choice at that point. There's also no need to explain why characters "failed" the tryouts - they simply didn't get brought out of cryo. Later on, we could induct "failed" characters into the REKT program - characters that didn't make the initial cut. It's a lot less work for me in the long run, too.
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Re: REKT tryouts: the canoning

Postby Dinosawer » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:26 am

Well, I wouldn't throw people right into VR without any introduction (how are they supposed to pick a loadout then? And they'd be too confused too function too)
and killing of who fails is kinda dumb if you have no people to spare, freezing them back in as backup seems more logical (and fits with the player waiting list)
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Re: REKT tryouts: the canoning

Postby Triggerhappy » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:27 am

I'm all for canon. Would make roleplaying for it much better, since your character knows exactly what their objective is - not being put out again, and therefore not failing.

And looses could get put back into cryosleep again, to be reused later?
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Re: REKT tryouts: the canoning

Postby Talvieno » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:27 am

Dinosawer wrote:Well, I wouldn't throw people right into VR without any introduction (how are they supposed to pick a loadout then? And they'd be too confused too function too)
and killing of who fails is kinda dumb if you have no people to spare, freezing them back in as backup seems more logical (and fits with the player waiting list)

Then why not just send everybody out at once? That doesn't make sense.

edit: Nemesis is low on manpower and resources. If the "failed" inmates aren't considered "flawed", then they would naturally put them to work. That's more work than I'm personally willing to (or at the moment, more than I even can) deal with.
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Re: REKT tryouts: the canoning

Postby Dinosawer » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:29 am

For whatever reason you gave them for not sending out platoons of 30 anyway. :ghost:
Lack of ships, not wanting to risk large groups at a time on flaky intel, idunno.
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Re: REKT tryouts: the canoning

Postby Dinosawer » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:36 am

But mostly it's annoying to kill off characters of people in the waiting list and forcing them to make new ones for a story reason that could just as well be handwaved a bit
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Re: REKT tryouts: the canoning

Postby Talvieno » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:38 am

I'd be okay with it as long as we're very clear that characters that don't make the tryouts' top ten are "in limbo" and cannot be used until new spots open up - even for just walking around the Nemesis.
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Re: REKT tryouts: the canoning

Postby Dinosawer » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:40 am

That seems obvious, yes.
Failed? Back in the freezer with you! :ghost:
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Re: REKT tryouts: the canoning

Postby outlander4 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:49 am

Aye, freeze the failed players. Say, VR is for deciding on the optimal team, and the rest are a back-up / reinforcements / not enough manufacturing capacity on board to give them stuff, so no human meatwave tactics this time.
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Re: REKT tryouts: the canopenering

Postby Talvieno » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:14 am

Personally I find inmates have a longer shelf life if they're at room temperature.
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Re: REKT tryouts: the canopenering

Postby Black--Snow » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:25 am

Talvieno wrote:Personally I find inmates have a longer shelf life if they're at room temperature.

The goat family say otherwise.

Silver always seems to die very quickly when not confined to a metal box.
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Re: REKT tryouts: the canoning

Postby BFett » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:59 am

I imagine it working like this; assuming the PSI unit is installed in everyone of course.

Nemesis awakens the subconscious mind of its REKT inmates and pares them randomly together. It then activates the PSI units of the plugged in pairs of sleeping inmates and begins running simulations. Those who fail are kept in cryo and those who succeed are awoken.
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Re: REKT tryouts: the canoning

Postby Talvieno » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:05 pm

BFett - that's actually fairly close to the third option I was thinking of mentioning. I'd be more than okay with that.
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Re: REKT tryouts: the canoning

Postby F4wk35 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:18 pm

Talvieno wrote:BFett - that's actually fairly close to the third option I was thinking of mentioning. I'd be more than okay with that.


That's actually how i thought the whole 'Pre-Missions are canon" thing would be handled.

As such *votes yes, please*

I wouldn't be surprised if the psi-jacks were used as observation ports synchronously.
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