Topic: Is it always like this? Subject: asdf
It's actually Admiral's fault, he keeps most of us locked up in his basement on the weekend.
Managed to get to a computer, please send help.
Posted on 2011-04-09 at 16:37:17.
Topic: Would you like to write for the Inn? Subject: Rigghgt
You've just reminded me about the blogs, I meant to get something going when I had time, and now I have time. I'll see about whipping something up mayhaps.
Downhouser is like, possibly the first face off man ever, rolling a fantastic 1 for that reflex there. Also managed to miss every attempt to block he had. Well done.
Virago used an awesome point to insta-kill the unfortunate Wildfire centre. He actually did twice as much damage as the centre had health there, so well done.
Katie would have beaten the goalie for a goal but used her advantage/disadvantage to her...disadvantage and got denied. For her trouble, she also took a fairly hard hit into the boards and has had the wind knocked out of her something fiece.
Vitali used an awesome point to make a save on a damn near impossible shot.
Percy has made a couple tiny snowmen.
Danyael has spent most of his time drawing the captain out of position and hitting on the "woman".
Any changes to plans/positions/colours/bananas/bassoons should go here. Feel free to post up some backpost/in between period fluff and uh...you're still tied.
Sorry about the terrible delay, will be much better for the forseeable future.
The team took a brief conference on their side of the ice. Introductions were made, and the couple of them that had played (or at least seen hockey before) laid out a brief game plan. The team skated about uneasily, getting their footing before finally settling in to their positions. Vitali took up his spot in goal, while Virago and Percy set up directly in front of him. The enormous Downhouser, flanked by Katie and Danyael, sidled up to centre ice, casting large shadow over the Wildfires' centre. The rest of the Wildfires took up their zones, with their captain Jean-Luc set up beside Katie, while staring menacingly across the ice at Danyael, who found himself matched up against the only female (or certainly the one that seemed the most female) on the Wildfire team. A pair of large, gruff players made up the Wildfire back line, with their goalie decked out in full gear, much to Vitali's under-equipped resentment.
The referee skated up to centre ice and stood between the towering Downhouser and the comparatively short Wildfire centre, who gave a short chuckle as he looked up to make eye contact with Downhouser's omnipresent sunglasses.
”What's the weather like oop there wit' yoo, eh?”, he asked, his question drawing a couple laughs from the other Wildfire players. Downhouser seemed slightly confused for a moment however, and right as he was taking a moment to evaluate the meteorological situation in the vicinity of his head the opposing centre nudged the ref, who quickly threw the puck to the ice before Downhouser could pay attention. With a simple tap of his stick, the Wildfire had the puck through Downhouser's legs and had streaked around his side towards the team's blueline.
Virago had been twirling in place in his end, his adrenaline and enthusiasm for unbridled violence leaving him barely able to stand still. The moment he spotted Downhouser's defensive lapse he surged towards the approaching player, barrelling towards him with barely a thought for his own well being. Holding his hockey stick over his head like some sort of battleaxe, Virago surged into the air mere feet from the Wildfire centre, whose attention had been momentarily drawn away by an errant bounce of the puck. Time seemed to slow a moment, and the centre only just managed to look up at Virago just as the stick met him right in the forehead.
For a brief moment there was no sound at all save an unsettling squish, and Virago appeared to be suspended in mid-air as his stick locked in place in the centre's skull. The Wildfire centre's legs buckled under him and he collapsed to his knees as Virago's momentum carried him bodily over the fallen man's head. As he adjusted to land on his skates, his movement inadvertently catapulted his stick, and the attached body over his own head, sending the now well dead player through the glass wall surrounding the rink, and resulting an improbable and impossibly fiery explosion as the body collided with the concrete wall.
The puck drifted idly down ice before bumping into Percy's idle stick, though he barely noticed, occupied as he was with constructing a wee snowcone out of the shavings on the ice. Virago swooped back as he grabbed the former centre's fallen stick from the ice, and took the puck off Percy's stick as he turned around to survey the ice, looking for either a teammate to pass the puck to or another player to possibly eviscerate.
Back near centre ice, Katie found herself nearly entirely free to move about, as the Wildfire captain Connard had headed across ice towards Danyael, who found himself doing his best to keep the questionably female Wildfire player between himself and the incensed winger. While the pair of Wildfire defenders were keeping themselves near the hulking mass that was Downhouser, Virago fired the puck up the left side of the boards to Katie with tremendous force, if little accuracy. The puck coasted past Katie and cleared its way into the Wildfire zone, and the Irish lass's speed allowed her to quickly outstrip the defenders as they hastily readjusted to try and catch her. Find herself one-on-one with the Wildfire goalie, she tried to remember things she'd seen players do back when she only bet on the games, instead of being thrust into them. Faking a short slap, she drew the goalie slightly out of possession before flicking the puck up and sending it hurtling towards the top corner of the net. Just when it seemed she'd beaten the goalie with her feint, the flailing Wildfire goalie managed to kick the opposite pole of the net, and to Katie's disappointment adjusting just enough to cause her shot to bounce forcefully off the post.
As Katie turned to look for a ref, she was immediately blindsided by one of the Wildfire defensemen, sending her coursing across the ice on her back and into the boards. As she regained her composure she noticed the defence had taken the puck up ice, leaving her woefully out of position. Cursing her luck, she righted herself and took off in pursuit.
At centre ice, Danyael attempted to block the speeding defensemen, but found himself having to quickly move out of position while the intimidating Wildfire captain attempt to smash him into the ice. His momentary loss of position allowed the defencemen to clear the puck up to the second defensemen, who had made his way up past the floundering Downhouser and was no just crossing into the team's end.
Vitali looked up at the Wildfire player crossing into his end. As Virago hastily tried to cut him off and Percy appeared to be constructing a small village of snowmen, his old instincts from playing goal as a child in the Ukraine kicked in, and within seconds he found himself reading the player's movements like an open book.
Roger LaRocque. Age 27. Kicked off his pee-wee team for fighting the referee. Parents divorced. Never had a meaningful relationship. Likes Chinese food and hackysack. Can't do long division. Once had an unfortunate encounter with an angry dog. Can't spell hospital. About to feint a wide shot and fire a hard slapshot top left.
Before he could even comprehend the information he'd just absorbed he was called upon to act. He saw the feint without even trying, and counter-intuitively streaked to the opposite side of the net just in time to glove the sudden slapshot as it sailed towards the twine. Clamping down on the puck as the defenceman closed in, play was stopped as a harsh whistle split the air. Vitali looked up to see the remaining Wildfire players filing off the ice onto their bench, and a loud voice came out over the sound system.
”END OF THE FIRST PERIOD. CURRENT SCORE; WILDFIRES: ZERO, FANTASTI'S LAPDOGS: ZERO. YOU HAVE ONE MINUTE BEFORE THE NEXT PERIOD.”
There is some quiet applause from The Canadian in the arena seating, and the team is quickly directed back to their bench by the sudden appearance of a Zamboni sweeping the ice.
(OOC: See Q&A!)
Posted on 2011-04-05 at 17:38:32.
Edited on 2011-04-24 at 23:04:23 by Grugg
Topic: City Fantastico Q&A: The Quest for Liquor and Shame Subject: asdf
It's about time they got back there. What's it been...4 years? Anyway, my time is actually slightly more constricted than predicted, I have a few hours tomorrow, I'll get it together then hopefully, really sorry for this.
Posted on 2011-04-04 at 01:46:32.
Topic: Last one to post wins - Part II Subject: asdf
Gentle lentils, this thread is for conversation, and by the by, you win. However, if you say you win, and produce large numbers of pages with nothing but people saying they win, albeit in slightly varied ways, you lose.
Topic: City Fantastico Q&A: The Quest for Liquor and Shame Subject: asdf
Sorry about the delays, started a new job, fell in love, got married, three kids, went on a honeymoon, got promoted, went on vacation, got demoted, got a divorce, gain and lost custody and threw myself off a bridge. At this rate I'll be ready to get this update up on...Friday.
Three days inconvenience in an apparent suicide, not bad if I do say so myself. Sorry for the delays again.
Topic: City Fantastico Q&A: The Quest for Liquor and Shame Subject: Ha! Seven.
Just fair warning, this update is giving me a bit of trouble. A bout of writer's block followed by realising I missed something that completely changes the first flow of the period is causing a bit of revision. Update might get pushed until tomorrow. Sorry.
Topic: City Fantastico Q&A: The Quest for Liquor and Shame Subject: dsf
Well, I'd like to update tomorrow, but this is a situation where I really need the input of everyone to move forward, so at this point we're going to be waiting for those last posts to trickle in. No pressure, not judging, god knows I've missed enough deadlines myself.
Posted on 2011-03-20 at 18:01:45.
Edited on 2011-03-20 at 18:05:39 by Grugg
3 period game, or until one team isn't in "playing shape" anymore.
Posted on 2011-03-16 at 20:36:10.
Topic: City Fantastico Q&A: The Quest for Liquor and Shame Subject: Rehah
Just so you lot know, I plan to jump right into the game for the next update, so if you could post a couple things here in the Q&A just to make that eaiser for you/me (can't really include them in a in character post really).
Some basic plans for your character (I'm looking to check anyone who comes near/run up the side and break for the slot for a close up goal/fire slapshots from the point like a motherfucker) anything like that.
Also, If you plan on using an action points for something, or want to keep one contingent (If I'm about to get ploughed through, use one to dodge/Use one to fire unimaginably hard shots from the other end of the rink/use one to stop a speeding puck with a pinky finger/etc) please post something up in this thread as well. Or PM me, if you wish for it to be a surprise. Either or.