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Posted Nov 20, '12 at 9:28pm

Hectichermit

Hectichermit

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"Come one, came all to the writers block here we determine if ye be able to weave grand tales of heroes or villains." The Wandering Bard

Alright I am not sure if I should post this in forum games but this is aimed more for writers then spammers. Here it is, this thread is for those who wish to practice a bit of writing. Particularly in a role playing setting. Now first off if you wish to participate you must develop a character, the characters can be any sort of being but it must be able to speak some sort of language, if not English then you must provide a translation in parentheses next to the dialog. Though characters in this setting that do not speak the language will not understand you dialog, for it is role playing, it is for the readers benefit. Writing about should be about their actions, reactions, dialog, or descriptions this is just a general guide for what to mention.

Strict Rules!!

1.All participants who post must write at least 50-100 words about their character in each post. Unless it a question about the thread or commenting on someones work, I do not restrict a good critique or input on helping someone develop their character but please be civil about it. 
2. All story related writings must use the BB code to quote, so we can recognize easily as part of the tale.
3. The characters are restricted to the setting, genre, and time period so please don't throw in laser cannons or cyborg ninjas if were writing about a medieval fantasy.
4. Every so often we might change the setting for the sake of not limiting ourselves to one particular role. At this time participants will be able to come up with new characters or adapt their current ones to the new setting.
5. No one is allowed to kill off characters without the consent of their creator.
6. Keep all content within the forum rules

Lets see these rule will be subject to change if some unknown problem occurs.

now onto the show!
The Setting: Medieval Fantasy.
There are two places you could find your character a old sod walled pub in which the smell of stale beer lingers. The floors are irregular shaped blocks of wood. The thatched roof made of straw and tar. Smoke wafts in the oak rafters from the embers crackling in the fire place which is constructed of clay mortar and shoot covered bricks. Your character will be waiting at the bar for someone who put an advertisement looking to contract a few persons for a job other then that you do know the specifics so I leave it up to you to determine what your characters are doing at this moment.

The second pace your character can begin is in a stone dungeon in which you are imprisoned for crimes against the town, whether or not they are just will be determined by your own description of these crimes. It is a dank dark cell you sit in the iron bars sweat with moisture and the floors slick and cold to the touch, a guard clad in chain mail and leather sits snoozing on an old worn roughly crafted cedar stool. A small oil lantern is the only light besides what creeps threw the cracks in the iron plated door. There are several other cells in which you hear s few other unfortunate roommates.

 

Posted Nov 20, '12 at 10:22pm

Maverick4

Maverick4

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2. All story related writings must use the BB code to quote, so we can recognize easily as part of the tale.

So... ALl text relevant to the current story must be in quotes, like the above?

 

Posted Nov 20, '12 at 11:16pm

Hectichermit

Hectichermit

1,180 posts

yes, you want to put anything that is part of the story in quotes. I will be playing along too as well as giving ideas for possible plots. Though I am interested in seeing your own ideas emerge, I am just providing a spring board, you can dive in anyway you want just try to keep the setting in mind so we all are a bit cohesive.

 

Posted Nov 21, '12 at 2:19am

Maverick4

Maverick4

3,707 posts

Mav's satchel hung limply by his side as he slumped over the bar. Nursing a glass of water (HARDCORE MUCKAFUTHER!), he glared at his reflection on the surface and tried to ignore his surroundings. He fought the urge to leave, deciding to wait a few minutes more for whomever was supposed to show up.

*breaks champaign bottle over hull* Now off into the wild blue yonder!

 

Posted Nov 21, '12 at 4:36pm

Hectichermit

Hectichermit

1,180 posts

Vole walked into the dimly lit pub as dusk began to fall. Strumming his lute while humming a tune, thinking about a rhythm to play. As he passes the bar keeper he smiles at the old goat of a man greeting him " How fair the patrons tonight Bernie?" noticing that only a few others attend. Voles most prominent feature is his long chestnut colored beard that nearly drags to the ground although he is not very tall because he is a dwarf. It is a very well groomed beard and tied in a large thick braid with a silver clasp at the end of it    he takes his usually spot near the smoldering fire place tosses a few logs on it and begins to strum and sing in a baritone voice as he does so the logs catch and dance in blue green fire to the rhythm of his metallic lute.

A dwarven fire bard muahaha

 

Posted Nov 23, '12 at 12:18am

Bronze

Bronze

2,337 posts

Broke sat in the back of the pub alone, except for the fat rat laying by his foot, watching everyone. He watched because he hated everyone, and nothing was more entertaining to Broke than imagining the horrible things he wished upon everyone. There was that dwarven bard, coming in like he owned the place! And he might have for all Broke knew. Broke scratched at the stringy black whiskers on his face, imagining how satisfying it would be to rip that bard's beard off. The face that dwarf would make! Broke couldn't help but smile.

Oh, and what about that unusual chap at the bar? Drinking water? Water! A man at a pub only drinks water when he is trying to stay sharp. That man was up to something. Broke would need to keep an eye on him, maybe two. Actually, make that three, counting the rat.

I wanted to add a lot more, but I thought I was stretching the word limit.

 

Posted Nov 23, '12 at 12:59am

Maverick4

Maverick4

3,707 posts

Mav continued to peer into his glass of water at the reflections of those around him. His gaze was momentarily broken by the screeching of a short, fat man. God, what a racket to be had! Mav turned to the bar tender, and spoke in a painfully clear voice:

"Is it common practice, Bernie, for you to allow such an assault upon the ears of your patrons?"

Eh, rules are more like guidelines. Except the rules you shouldn't break. Those are like laws.

 

Posted Nov 23, '12 at 4:26am

Hectichermit

Hectichermit

1,180 posts

After a few minutes of playing the melody, Vole decided to switch rhythm noticing a fat rat under a table, thinking it couldn't be good for the pubs reputation  allowing rats to be scurrying about and he did not want to play at the dukes castle, no that would be near suicide. He switched to a slightly faster and higher toned tune. focusing on the fat rats tail he channeled a bit of arcane energy and suddenly the end of the rodents tail burst into flames like a candle...

Well bronze the word limit is more a word minimum 50-100 words simply is just there to set a standard so we don't have one liners.

 

Posted Nov 23, '12 at 9:41am

Bronze

Bronze

2,337 posts

Was the dwarf looking this way? Broke thought so, but-ow! Broke felt a sharp pain on his rear end. The connection with the rat was severed. Who? How? Broke had to think. The fool who hurt his back side was going to get more than nasty thoughts.

 

Posted Nov 27, '12 at 12:46pm

MagicTree

MagicTree

360 posts

Talen sighed as the innkeeper brought around his drink. Would the advertiser ever come? He glanced up to see a petit young girl smiling at him. He gave a subdued grimace back that sent the girl skimpering away. He wasn’t sure if he was up to this…job the advertiser was giving away. But the gold that was in it for him was substantial. He was not going to let an opportunity like that slip away.
‘Would you like anything else, sir?’ asked the innkeeper. Talen shook himself out of his gaze.
‘No thanks.’ Was Talen’s curt reply. ‘But thank you.’

Exactly 100 words! I want to write more though.

 
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