Old February 9, 2018, 08:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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[PCs] Night Terrors

What with his Dream Bond spell, Barthelme is more or less fully equipped to weave nightmares once more. Hurrah!

So, if I may dust off the old's shingle again, here's the pitch...

Who: Any PCs who would be interested in pitting all their wits and talents against a surreal nightmarish hellscape.

What: Nightmare threads! Your PC dreams. My PC gets in there and makes nightmares. Eventually, your PC wakes up! End thread.

When: Any time in your fluid time! (Though late winter or after would be nice!)

Where: Your current location! (Don't worry about coming to me, I'll come to you. Barthelme could plausibly be just about anywhere he needs to be.)

Why: To push your PC to their limits and find out what makes them tick! All the fun of a high-risk solo adventure, yet all the risk of a regular social thread. What's not to like?

How: Just drop me a line here or by PM if you'd like to give it a go. My nightmare threads are usually pretty short, and rate of posting will be as fast or slow as you want it to be, up to my current maximum speed of one post every... gosh, I dunno... every couple of days.

Or, if you'd rather have all the joy and thrill of meeting Barthelme and his various monsters in the waking world, that's possible too! I aim to please!
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Old February 9, 2018, 11:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is it likely to be similar to Guerillas In The Myst? Because if so, I'm definitely keen!

Or is it completely detached from reality?

Is Barthelme conscious of who he's...err...haunting?
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Old February 10, 2018, 03:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Barthelme knows exactly whose dreams he's possessing, yes. With his various powers he can actually look pretty deeply into his dreamers' minds and pull out all sorts of fun stuff.

And, the nightmares can start off as close to or as detached from reality as you like, since (by necessity, per the rules of Dreamwalking) they will start out based on the dreams your PC is already having.

In Myst, though, Barthelme was still Dreamless. Now he has his old perceptions of reality back again. Which is to say, any nightmare he crafts will eventually take a definite turn toward surreal horror, because that's what Barthelme's brain tells him is "the truth."
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If you think it would make IC sense for Barthelme to do this to Moss - given their history - then I'm still definitely keen. I have no idea what's possible, because it seems like everything is possible with a concept like this.

Add my name to the list! Just need to sort out a time and place.
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Old February 11, 2018, 11:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Well, Barthelme doesn't make nightmares to hurt people. He does it because he believes it helps people. So, yes, it makes sense for him to try to help Moss, too.

The time can be any time after "Mystify Me" I guess. The location is irrelevant-- by now Barthelme has enough emotional attachment to Moss that he would be able to reach him anywhere.

Just go ahead and post Moss's dream whenever you're ready, and send me a link. Then I can put in the mod plan and we'll shortly be on our way.
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Awesome. I've got an idea and will throw something together in the next few days.
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Old February 12, 2018, 08:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Buuuut doing a standard nightmare thread for Vireylda isn't possible, because she's a Dreamwalker herself!

Under the current rules it really doesn't make sense for a Dreamwalker of any kind to enter the dream of a potentially hostile fellow Dreamwalker. The Dreamwalker whose dream was invaded would have an insurmountable home court advantage.

Barthelme and Vireylda's dream-selves could meet in the "neutral ground" of the Dreamscape instead, I guess, if you really want the nightmare experience and don't mind me peermodding the thing. I'd be willing to keep it casual and social. Like maybe Barthelme crafts a nightmare for Vireylda while explaining his version of the Twisted's philosophy. The equivalent of a friendly game of dream-chess between rivals, sort of... and low stakes as if it was just a regular nightmare.

If you're thinking serious combat between our PCs in the Dreamscape, on the other hand, I'd rather not. PVP threads stress me out, and I'd really rather only do them when it's absolutely necessary for IC reasons.
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That would be cool! Vree doesn't really have any interest in the religious side of things, so it'll be really interesting I think. Also I don't really like PVP either, I'd rather do PVE, rather than other people.

But hey, we actually don't have to do a dream nightmare, could just have an interesting interaction in the Dreamscape. o:
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As Bithisarea, Barthelme is pretty much incapable of not crafting nightmares. But we can see what develops.

You can go ahead and start a dreamscape thread then. Maybe it can still be in Arium, since Vireylda and Dream Bond Barthelme were both in that area together already.

Gonna be a bit before I can post to it, though, given the requirement that we get peermod permission for every Dreamwalking thread, regardless of whether it's social or what. If you start the thread (your PC just walking the Dreamscape alone) I'll put in for permission to peermod.
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I'm about at capacity, actually, but I can manage one more. Nightmare threads are usually pretty short anyway.

Go ahead and start up a thread with Hoskuld dreaming, and I'll put in a request to peermod. Hopefully after that I'll hear back soon and we'll be good to go.

And with that, I must now close this offer to further requests. Nightmares for everyone who posted or PMed me, so no worries! Any further questions and/or discussion about your threads can be sent to me by PM.

Thanks for nightmaring with me, all! And good night!
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