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Title: What if..?
Post by: NOFUN on March 18, 2011, 07:53:34 AM
A game I found on another forum, the poster answers the question from the poster above and then posts on of there own. Extra points if you can keep it game related, I'll go first. "How different would the IG world be if muls were able to breed?"
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Qzzrbl on March 18, 2011, 08:27:45 AM
What if braxat were a playable race?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Barsook on March 18, 2011, 09:01:18 AM
What if braxat were a playable race?

I was thinking that same thing.

What if...carp, I don't having thoughts but that one.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: brytta.leofa on March 18, 2011, 09:48:08 AM
You guys can't follow directions. :P
(1) First ANSWER the question from the poster above, then
(2) POST a question of your own.

"How different would the IG world be if muls were able to breed?"

Mul-mating would be strictly regulated in the city states to keep the populations small and subservient; many male muls would be castrated.  The threat of self-sustaining nests of escaped muls would weigh heavily on the minds of Borsail and Wisanthrope heads: not so much because of the military danger as because someone else might attack, enslave the muls, and break their diopoly.

My question:

   What if braxat were a playable race?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Marauder Moe on March 18, 2011, 10:26:26 AM
Then I my next character would be one.

What if the 'rinth was hanging off of Tuluk's ass instead of Allanak's?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Malifaxis on March 18, 2011, 10:32:11 AM
Then I my next character would be one.

What if the 'rinth was hanging off of Tuluk's ass instead of Allanak's?

Then we'd see an influx of the most polite and subtle shankings-of-bitches ever seen on Zalanthas.

What if Qzzrbl, Synthesis, and Yam all had a love child, and it was a halfling raised by Tuluki social standards?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Lizzie on March 18, 2011, 10:34:38 AM
Then I my next character would be one.

What if the 'rinth was hanging off of Tuluk's ass instead of Allanak's?

Then Allanak would have to grow trees for its citizens to hug, and Tuluk would be the filth-pit of scum and villainy.

What if all the clans that have been closed in the past 5 RL years were reopened?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Malifaxis on March 18, 2011, 10:41:20 AM
Then I my next character would be one.

What if the 'rinth was hanging off of Tuluk's ass instead of Allanak's?

Then Allanak would have to grow trees for its citizens to hug, and Tuluk would be the filth-pit of scum and villainy.

What if all the clans that have been closed in the past 5 RL years were reopened?

Then there would be a lot of confusion.

What if LIZZIE ACTUALLY PLAYED BY THE RULES AND ANSWERED MY QUESTION ABOVE?!  (presented below in quotes because I'm a super nice guy)

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What if Qzzrbl, Synthesis, and Yam all had a love child, and it was a halfling raised by Tuluki social standards?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: hyzhenhok on March 18, 2011, 10:52:10 AM
Then I my next character would be one.

What if the 'rinth was hanging off of Tuluk's ass instead of Allanak's?

Then Allanak would have to grow trees for its citizens to hug, and Tuluk would be the filth-pit of scum and villainy.

What if all the clans that have been closed in the past 5 RL years were reopened?

Then there would be a lot of confusion.

What if LIZZIE ACTUALLY PLAYED BY THE RULES AND ANSWERED MY QUESTION ABOVE?!  (presented below in quotes because I'm a super nice guy)

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What if Qzzrbl, Synthesis, and Yam all had a love child, and it was a halfling raised by Tuluki social standards?

Then Mal wouldn't get upset.

What if every new PC started with all their starting main guild skills at Journeyman or better?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Yam on March 18, 2011, 11:01:54 AM
Then I my next character would be one.

What if the 'rinth was hanging off of Tuluk's ass instead of Allanak's?

Then Allanak would have to grow trees for its citizens to hug, and Tuluk would be the filth-pit of scum and villainy.

What if all the clans that have been closed in the past 5 RL years were reopened?

Then there would be a lot of confusion.

What if LIZZIE ACTUALLY PLAYED BY THE RULES AND ANSWERED MY QUESTION ABOVE?!  (presented below in quotes because I'm a super nice guy)

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What if Qzzrbl, Synthesis, and Yam all had a love child, and it was a halfling raised by Tuluki social standards?

Then Mal wouldn't get upset.

What if every new PC started with all their starting main guild skills at Journeyman or better?

Lot's of dwarf assassins.

What if Armageddon had a playerbase ten times as large?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Feco on March 18, 2011, 11:04:58 AM
Then I my next character would be one.

What if the 'rinth was hanging off of Tuluk's ass instead of Allanak's?

Then Allanak would have to grow trees for its citizens to hug, and Tuluk would be the filth-pit of scum and villainy.

What if all the clans that have been closed in the past 5 RL years were reopened?

Then there would be a lot of confusion.

What if LIZZIE ACTUALLY PLAYED BY THE RULES AND ANSWERED MY QUESTION ABOVE?!  (presented below in quotes because I'm a super nice guy)

Quote
What if Qzzrbl, Synthesis, and Yam all had a love child, and it was a halfling raised by Tuluki social standards?

Then Mal wouldn't get upset.

What if every new PC started with all their starting main guild skills at Journeyman or better?

Lot's of dwarf assassins.

What if Armageddon had a playerbase ten times as large?

Lots of dwarf assassins.

What if Armageddon had a playerbase ten times smaller?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Marauder Moe on March 18, 2011, 11:06:04 AM
We'd need to have some taverns re-opened and wilderness monster spawns ramped up.  Naturally, we'd probably also need 10x as many staffers.

EDIT: DAMN!
What if Armageddon had a playerbase ten times smaller?
It'd probably shut down.   :-\

What if there was a bug that started spawning new characters with steel-toed boots?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Yam on March 18, 2011, 11:09:47 AM
We'd need to have some taverns re-opened and wilderness monster spawns ramped up.  Naturally, we'd probably also need 10x as many staffers.

EDIT: DAMN!
What if Armageddon had a playerbase ten times smaller?
It'd probably shut down.   :-\

What if there was a bug that started spawning new characters with steel-toed boots?

I would have all their boots.

What would happen if karma went away?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Majikal on March 18, 2011, 11:17:23 AM
What would happen if karma went away?

I'd quit playing.

What if the mighty Tektolnes in a moment of weakness decided he was wrong and unburied steinel?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: EvilRoeSlade on March 18, 2011, 11:19:34 AM
What would happen if karma went away?

I'd quit playing.

What if the mighty Tektolnes in a moment of weakness decided he was wrong and unburied steinel?

Trick question, Tektolnes doesn't have weaknesses.

What if some tribes of elves had wings?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Barzalene on March 18, 2011, 11:27:21 AM
What if..?

<< < (3/3)

Feco:
Quote from: Yam on Today at 10:01:54 AM

Quote from: hyzhenhok on Today at 09:52:10 AM

Quote from: Malifaxis on Today at 09:41:20 AM

Quote from: Lizzie on Today at 09:34:38 AM

Quote from: Marauder Moe on Today at 09:26:26 AM

Then I my next character would be one.

What if the 'rinth was hanging off of Tuluk's ass instead of Allanak's?


Then Allanak would have to grow trees for its citizens to hug, and Tuluk would be the filth-pit of scum and villainy.

What if all the clans that have been closed in the past 5 RL years were reopened?


Then there would be a lot of confusion.

What if LIZZIE ACTUALLY PLAYED BY THE RULES AND ANSWERED MY QUESTION ABOVE?!  (presented below in quotes because I'm a super nice guy)

Quote

What if Qzzrbl, Synthesis, and Yam all had a love child, and it was a halfling raised by Tuluki social standards?


Then Mal wouldn't get upset.

What if every new PC started with all their starting main guild skills at Journeyman or better?


Lot's of dwarf assassins.

What if Armageddon had a playerbase ten times as large?


Lots of dwarf assassins.

What if Armageddon had a playerbase ten times smaller?

Marauder Moe:
We'd need to have some taverns re-opened and wilderness monster spawns ramped up.  Naturally, we'd probably also need 10x as many staffers.

EDIT: DAMN!
Quote from: Feco on Today at 10:04:58 AM

What if Armageddon had a playerbase ten times smaller?

It'd probably shut down.   :-\

What if there was a bug that started spawning new characters with steel-toed boots?

Yam:
Quote from: Marauder Moe on Today at 10:06:04 AM

We'd need to have some taverns re-opened and wilderness monster spawns ramped up.  Naturally, we'd probably also need 10x as many staffers.

EDIT: DAMN!
Quote from: Feco on Today at 10:04:58 AM

What if Armageddon had a playerbase ten times smaller?

It'd probably shut down.   :-\

What if there was a bug that started spawning new characters with steel-toed boots?


I would have all their boots.

What would happen if karma went away?

Majikal:
Quote from: Yam on Today at 10:09:47 AM

What would happen if karma went away?


I'd quit playing.

What if the mighty Tektolnes in a moment of weakness decided he was wrong and unburied steinel?

EvilRoeSlade:
Quote from: Majikal on Today at 10:17:23 AM

Quote from: Yam on Today at 10:09:47 AM

What would happen if karma went away?


I'd quit playing.

What if the mighty Tektolnes in a moment of weakness decided he was wrong and unburied steinel?


Trick question, Tektolnes doesn't have weaknesses.

What if some tribes of elves had wings?

They'd have dusty edges from dragging on the ground when they walked.

What is silk wearing by commoners were a capital offense?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Bilanthri on March 18, 2011, 11:32:28 AM
They'd have dusty edges from dragging on the ground when they walked.

What is silk wearing by commoners were a capital offense?

There would be a rise in extra-fancy bejeweled and embroidered linen mastercrafts.

What if all the kanks came back...with a vengeance?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: NOFUN on March 18, 2011, 12:59:09 PM
They'd be a decline in other mounts and nobles would happily stuff there faces with honey.                                                                                            What if the dragon never existed?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Bilanthri on March 18, 2011, 02:52:50 PM
They'd be a decline in other mounts and nobles would happily stuff there faces with honey.                                                                                            What if the dragon never existed?

Bah...I'm talking feral kanks bent on vengeance for all those years of oppression. But, whatever  :P
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Kismetic on March 18, 2011, 03:07:18 PM
What if the dragon never existed?

Then we'd have "Hug a Magicker" Tuesdays.

What if ...  elves could use mounts?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Yam on March 18, 2011, 03:16:22 PM
Game would be better.

What if half-giants were brilliant?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Reiteration on March 18, 2011, 03:25:11 PM
Game would be better.

What if half-giants were brilliant?

I'd imagine them to look something like the genius Beast from X-men.

What if the Zerg from starcraft infested Tuluk
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Mooney on March 18, 2011, 03:26:38 PM
They'd chill with their kryl cousins until their failure to pay rent sends them along. But not before creating some super-kryl.

What if a Mul was born to a free dwarf who raised the Mul similarly free (keeping it from the cities)?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: hyzhenhok on March 18, 2011, 03:42:32 PM
They'd chill with their kryl cousins until their failure to pay rent sends them along. But not before creating some super-kryl.

What if a Mul was born to a free dwarf who raised the Mul similarly free (keeping it from the cities)?

It wouldn't be a Mul. Only human females give birth to muls.

What if female dwarf, mul and half-giant PCs were as common as the males?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Barzalene on March 18, 2011, 04:12:42 PM
What if female dwarf, mul and half-giant PCs were as common as the males?

We'd see fewer and apartments would be scarcer.

What if mudsex were coded?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Malifaxis on March 18, 2011, 04:14:24 PM
What if female dwarf, mul and half-giant PCs were as common as the males?

We'd see fewer and apartments would be scarcer.

What if mudsex were coded?

I'd have maxed my skill and be mastercrafting things by now.

What if there were a logical and realistic way to get ice in game?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Qzzrbl on March 18, 2011, 04:26:44 PM
What if female dwarf, mul and half-giant PCs were as common as the males?

We'd see fewer and apartments would be scarcer.

What if mudsex were coded?

I'd have maxed my skill and be mastercrafting things by now.

What if there were a logical and realistic way to get ice in game?

I'd find a way to smoke it.

What if "necksnap" wereactually implemented.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Marauder Moe on March 18, 2011, 04:32:20 PM
Duh.
>necksnap amos

 You try and snap the tall, muscular man's neck but fumble and snap your own!


Welcome to Armageddon!  '(mantishead)

What if Armageddon was based on Shadowrun instead of Dark Sun?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Kismetic on March 18, 2011, 04:39:35 PM
What if Armageddon was based on Shadowrun instead of Dark Sun?

I'd be special apping for a cranial bomb for my megacorp courier.

What if Zalanthas had more nighttime hours?

Edited for continuity.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cutthroat on March 18, 2011, 04:50:29 PM
What if Zalanthas had more nighttime hours?

There would be more corpses on the city streets.

What if the shifting sands in the Red Desert revealed the Statue of Liberty, a la Planet of the Apes?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Akaramu on March 18, 2011, 04:57:42 PM
What if the shifting sands in the Red Desert revealed the Statue of Liberty, a la Planet of the Apes?

The city-states would war over attempts to disassemble the metal parts of the statue.

What if character handsomeness / ugliness was a coded stat like agility, displayed with every 'look' command on said PC?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: boog on March 18, 2011, 05:22:21 PM
What if the shifting sands in the Red Desert revealed the Statue of Liberty, a la Planet of the Apes?

The city-states would war over attempts to disassemble the metal parts of the statue.

What if character handsomeness / ugliness was a coded stat like agility, displayed with every 'look' command on said PC?


All of the (especially fuck me) female PCs would roll it first, and the game would be too much like Harshlands for me to care about it anymore.

What would happen if it really was as hard for the PCs to make money, like it is for the vNPC population?

(Lame question. I just had to make one up to play. :( )
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Yam on March 18, 2011, 05:23:03 PM
What if the shifting sands in the Red Desert revealed the Statue of Liberty, a la Planet of the Apes?

The city-states would war over attempts to disassemble the metal parts of the statue.

What if character handsomeness / ugliness was a coded stat like agility, displayed with every 'look' command on said PC?


I would order it first.

What if you found a tank on Zalanthas?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Bilanthri on March 18, 2011, 05:33:10 PM
What if you found a tank on Zalanthas?

Someone would forge a depleted-uranium warsword.

What if silt giants were guarding El Dorado?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Samira on March 18, 2011, 05:56:42 PM
What if you found a tank on Zalanthas?

Someone would forge a depleted-uranium warsword.

What if silt giants were guarding El Dorado?

It would be a lot easier to find.

What if the Sea of Silt turned out to be created intentionally as a barrier to another, super powerful city-state and this new city-state became open for play but no one in it would know about the Known World on the other side?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Malifaxis on March 18, 2011, 06:42:14 PM
What if you found a tank on Zalanthas?

Someone would forge a depleted-uranium warsword.

What if silt giants were guarding El Dorado?

It would be a lot easier to find.

What if the Sea of Silt turned out to be created intentionally as a barrier to another, super powerful city-state and this new city-state became open for play but no one in it would know about the Known World on the other side?

I would make sweet, sweet love to every member of staff that desired me to do so.

What if it were suddenly discovered that 1 in ever 100,000 grains of sand was actually a grain of metal?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on March 18, 2011, 08:14:47 PM
I would be foraging metal a lot.

What would happen if Red Storm East were smashed to nothing by Giants?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: HavokBlue on March 18, 2011, 08:17:04 PM
Probably not much. Just sayin.

What would happen if humans could be skinned?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: brytta.leofa on March 18, 2011, 08:18:57 PM
What would happen if Red Storm East were smashed to nothing by Giants?
It would be hard to buy flour in Allanak.

What would happen if humans could be skinned?
Humans would be skinned. A lot. Also, exciting new mastercraft recipes.

What if Allanak were destroyed a (RL) year or more before the transition to Arm 2?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on March 18, 2011, 08:29:21 PM
Tektolnes would probably bury Tuluk like he did Steinal.

What would happen if Valasuras came back as a Lich?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Jingo on March 18, 2011, 08:36:12 PM

What if we all got it horribly wrong?

What if instead of playing the game, Zalanthas was real life? And real life was the game?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Potaje on March 18, 2011, 08:36:35 PM
What is we could play silt horrors?

or any beast.

What if we could play other peoples mounts?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Pale Horse on March 18, 2011, 09:27:21 PM
Tektolnes would probably bury Tuluk like he did Steinal.

What would happen if Valasuras came back as a Lich?

My character would be the first to give up their soul and volunteer to become the first of his Death Knights.

What if it was Steinal really was discovered as a massive underground new area to explore?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cindy42 on March 18, 2011, 10:48:20 PM
Tektolnes would probably bury Tuluk like he did Steinal.

What would happen if Valasuras came back as a Lich?

My character would be the first to give up their soul and volunteer to become the first of his Death Knights.

What if it was Steinal really was discovered as a massive underground new area to explore?

The staff, in their infinite kindness, would probably populate it with monsters so that no one could stay that long.

What if a new kind of super-sorceror came about that could wallop defilers in the face?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on March 18, 2011, 11:25:57 PM
Tektolnes would probably bury Tuluk like he did Steinal.

What would happen if Valasuras came back as a Lich?

My character would be the first to give up their soul and volunteer to become the first of his Death Knights.

What if it was Steinal really was discovered as a massive underground new area to explore?

The staff, in their infinite kindness, would probably populate it with monsters so that no one could stay that long.

What if a new kind of super-sorceror came about that could wallop defilers in the face?

Help sorcerer

PRESERVERS FTW!  We preserve your life by... destroying it. No.

What would happen if Tek and Muk Utep had a baby?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Kismetic on March 19, 2011, 12:27:35 AM
What would happen if Tek and Muk Utep had a baby?

It would likely be very dangerous, being born with insurmountable power and a chip on its shoulder from being an "ass baby."

What if half-elves were punk rock instead of emo/gothic?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: zakattack on March 19, 2011, 12:46:27 AM
We'd see a lot more mohawks and bards geared up in leather with bone studs.

What if the economy was actually balanced?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on March 19, 2011, 01:42:31 AM
We'd see a lot more mohawks and bards geared up in leather with bone studs.

What if the economy was actually balanced?

The Merchant Houses would be screwed.

What if Templars were happier and nicer?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: HavokBlue on March 19, 2011, 01:54:49 AM
They would sing songs as they pull your limbs off.

What if war beetles could talk?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cindy42 on March 19, 2011, 02:48:54 AM
Tektolnes would probably bury Tuluk like he did Steinal.

What would happen if Valasuras came back as a Lich?

My character would be the first to give up their soul and volunteer to become the first of his Death Knights.

What if it was Steinal really was discovered as a massive underground new area to explore?

The staff, in their infinite kindness, would probably populate it with monsters so that no one could stay that long.

What if a new kind of super-sorceror came about that could wallop defilers in the face?

Help sorcerer

PRESERVERS FTW!  We preserve your life by... destroying it. No.

What would happen if Tek and Muk Utep had a baby?


wait... defilers and sorcerors aren't the same thing? wow.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: hyzhenhok on March 19, 2011, 03:10:02 AM
They would sing songs as they pull your limbs off.

What if war beetles could talk?

You would hear them calling out to their wild brethren, informing them of an incoming tasty treat, every time you rode one south of Allanak.

What if we got 50 new, highly active players who played 'rinthis exclusively?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: SMuz on March 19, 2011, 03:22:03 AM
Staff would grind to a halt as they deal with all the player complaints coming out of the rinth.

What if the templars restored law and order in the rinth?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: HavokBlue on March 19, 2011, 03:24:51 AM
Allanak would become significantly less interesting.

What if all of Allanak were like the Rinth?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Majikal on March 19, 2011, 03:29:17 AM

What if the templars restored law and order in the rinth?

Allanak would become significantly less interesting.

What if all of Allanak were like the Rinth?

Allanak would become significantly less interesting.

What if the Sorceror Kings met every Detal in the Luirs fighting pits for a game of Kruth?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: hyzhenhok on March 19, 2011, 03:35:29 AM

What if the templars restored law and order in the rinth?

Allanak would become significantly less interesting.

What if all of Allanak were like the Rinth?

Allanak would become significantly less interesting.

What if the Sorceror Kings met every Detal in the Luirs fighting pits for a game of Kruth?

Allanak would become significantly less interesting?

What if Arm 2 came out tomorrow?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on March 19, 2011, 03:36:34 AM
Tektolnes would probably bury Tuluk like he did Steinal.

What would happen if Valasuras came back as a Lich?

My character would be the first to give up their soul and volunteer to become the first of his Death Knights.

What if it was Steinal really was discovered as a massive underground new area to explore?

The staff, in their infinite kindness, would probably populate it with monsters so that no one could stay that long.

What if a new kind of super-sorceror came about that could wallop defilers in the face?

Help sorcerer

PRESERVERS FTW!  We preserve your life by... destroying it. No.

What would happen if Tek and Muk Utep had a baby?


wait... defilers and sorcerors aren't the same thing? wow.

Preservers and Defilers = different types of sorcerers.

As to the Sorcerer-Kings meeting on Detal for Kruth? They'd accuse each other of cheating and enter Mortal Kombat.

What would happen if Tek and Muk Utep entered Mortal Kombat?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on March 19, 2011, 03:38:50 AM
What would happen if Tek and Muk Utep entered Mortal Kombat?

There would be a new merchant house developed by a family of dwarves with a focus revolving around popcorn sales.

What if Muk Utep was actually female?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Majikal on March 19, 2011, 03:43:44 AM

What would happen if Tek and Muk Utep entered Mortal Kombat?

There would be a new merchant house developed by a family of dwarves with a focus revolving around popcorn sales.

What if Muk Utep was actually female?

If he gets animated by Nyr does that count? *rimshot*

What if staff abandoned the game for months without a word?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Erythil on March 19, 2011, 03:44:50 AM
What would happen if Tek and Muk Utep entered Mortal Kombat?

There would be a new merchant house developed by a family of dwarves with a focus revolving around popcorn sales.

What if Muk Utep was actually female?

People would wonder why she went to the bloody effort to hide it.  It would be interesting in a more normal gender-roles environment, but in ARM, puzzling!

What if on Zalanthas, like on Athas, the Dragon's name was secretly Boris?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: lordcooper on March 19, 2011, 03:49:06 AM
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What would happen if Tek and Muk Utep entered Mortal Kombat?

FATALITY!

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What if on Zalanthas, like on Athas, the Dragon's name was secretly Boris?

We'd have been successfully trolled.

What if it rained?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: chrisdcoulombe on March 19, 2011, 03:54:37 AM
Quote
What would happen if Tek and Muk Utep entered Mortal Kombat?

FATALITY!

Quote
What if on Zalanthas, like on Athas, the Dragon's name was secretly Boris?

We'd have been successfully trolled.

What if it rained?

Tuluk would flood again and water elementals would slaughter everyone.

What if their was a ninja guild?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on March 19, 2011, 03:56:28 AM
Quote
What would happen if Tek and Muk Utep entered Mortal Kombat?

FATALITY!

Quote
What if on Zalanthas, like on Athas, the Dragon's name was secretly Boris?

We'd have been successfully trolled.

What if it rained?

Tuluk would flood again and water elementals would slaughter everyone.

What if their was a ninja guild?

We would need a Pirate guild.

What if there were a pirate guild?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Kismetic on March 19, 2011, 04:07:57 AM
What if there were a pirate guild?

Gypsies would sell a lot of kohl.

What if a two-headed mekillot walked into the room you're sitting in?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on March 19, 2011, 04:08:14 AM
What if staff abandoned the game for months without a word?

I'd think that they hated me. Then I'd be confused when others started noticing the issue. Then a bug would crash the game, and nobody would be there to reboot it. Then we'd all die from withdrawal symptoms.

What would happen if Tek and Muk Utep entered Mortal Kombat?

There would be a new merchant house developed by a family of dwarves with a focus revolving around popcorn sales.

What if Muk Utep was actually female?

People would wonder why she went to the bloody effort to hide it.  It would be interesting in a more normal gender-roles environment, but in ARM, puzzling!

What if on Zalanthas, like on Athas, the Dragon's name was secretly Boris?

Maybe because she didn't want to deal with people trying to get her pregnant. "No, focus-obsessed dwarf #345673, I will not make Muls for you. SHOO!"

If it was Boris, more people would correctly guess it. Having focused exclusively on twinking his magick stills, the Dragon's (novice) barrier would be helpless before the mass of people Waying him. Luckily, he would be able to magickally kill all of these people. Unluckily, they'd roll new characters and repeat the process.

What if it rained?

Having already encountered rain, people would immediately expect another sort of epic magickal disaster that would shake the known, and fearfully look to the disappearance of Suk-Krath again.

What if their was a ninja guild?

Magick guilds and assassin guilds would both be simultaneously obsolete.

What if there were a pirate guild?

More people would live in Storm and wear eye patches.

What if all templars could fly?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on March 19, 2011, 04:13:22 AM
What if there were a pirate guild?

Gypsies would sell a lot of kohl.

What if a two-headed mekillot walked into the room you're sitting in?

..... I'd see the Mantis Head because I'd be stunned.

What if a Mantis, a Gith, and a Halfling met in a bar in Tuluk?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cindy42 on March 19, 2011, 04:21:47 AM
What if there were a pirate guild?

Gypsies would sell a lot of kohl.

What if a two-headed mekillot walked into the room you're sitting in?

..... I'd see the Mantis Head because I'd be stunned.

What if a Mantis, a Gith, and a Halfling met in a bar in Tuluk?

the halfling would lead them into a shadowed place behind a curtain or trapdoor out of the sight of others, and stroll out thirty minutes later, chewing on a cooked gith arm and a mantis claw at the same time, and wearing a new headcap with mantis shell pieces.

What if Tuluk tried to take over Allanak for once?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: valeria on March 19, 2011, 10:13:25 AM
What if Tuluk tried to take over Allanak for once?

They'd roll in, catch sight of Allanak's new mountain, all the scary gemmers on the walls, wonder why they're trying to take over a barbarian city with less resources and poor strategic position in the first place, and roll themselves back home.

What if the Grey Forest burned down?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cutthroat on March 19, 2011, 10:21:56 AM
What if Tuluk tried to take over Allanak for once?

They'd roll in, catch sight of Allanak's new mountain, all the scary gemmers on the walls, wonder why they're trying to take over a barbarian city with less resources and poor strategic position in the first place, and roll themselves back home.

What if the Grey Forest burned down?

The Tuluki artists would draw Smokey the Halfling on posters and hang them up around the city.

What if Olgaris set up the billionth coded animal poop to be a lump of gold?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Barzalene on March 19, 2011, 01:43:16 PM



What if Olgaris set up the billionth coded animal poop to be a lump of gold?

Someone would find it, ride off the shield wall with it, die of starvation or thirst, and then their shit would be lost in the next crash.

What if delfs all wore thongs?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: musashi on March 19, 2011, 01:58:17 PM
What if delfs all wore thongs?

Then Blackwing would be the only playable tribe of delves.

What if dwarves all wore thongs?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Kismetic on March 19, 2011, 02:03:29 PM
What if dwarves all wore thongs?

At least they don't have hair.

What if the pit fights were actually a mud wrestling competition?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: SMuz on March 20, 2011, 06:05:45 PM
The half giants would always win.

What if nenyuk gave the money from dead characters to the last clan they were in?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: HavokBlue on March 20, 2011, 06:08:19 PM
The Byn would be the richest organization in the game.

What if you could get in/out of apartments via window?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on March 20, 2011, 06:25:55 PM
The Byn would be the richest organization in the game.

What if you could get in/out of apartments via window?

You'd see people going in, then getting thrown out the window.

What if an army of elementals marched on Allanak and Tuluk at the same time?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on March 20, 2011, 06:52:41 PM
The Byn would be the richest organization in the game.

What if you could get in/out of apartments via window?

You'd see people going in, then getting thrown out the window.

What if an army of elementals marched on Allanak and Tuluk at the same time?

The hungry mobs would try to eat them in Allanak. In Tuluk, their sole reason for going would be to hug trees, but instead the kyrl would attack! Tuluk would then have a massive war on it's hands, where tourist elementals tried to destroy the kyrl. Then a song composing competition would be held on the topic, while the Templarite tried to figure out what to do.

What if all templars could fly?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on March 20, 2011, 07:03:18 PM
The Byn would be the richest organization in the game.

What if you could get in/out of apartments via window?

You'd see people going in, then getting thrown out the window.

What if an army of elementals marched on Allanak and Tuluk at the same time?

The hungry mobs would try to eat them in Allanak. In Tuluk, their sole reason for going would be to hug trees, but instead the kyrl would attack! Tuluk would then have a massive war on it's hands, where tourist elementals tried to destroy the kyrl. Then a song composing competition would be held on the topic, while the Templarite tried to figure out what to do.

What if all templars could fly?


Somebody would mistake them for demons and shoot them down.

What if an Elf became a Templar?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Zoltan on March 20, 2011, 07:27:02 PM
Outdoor RPTs would take a few hours longer.

What if a grebber struck oil in the desert?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: HavokBlue on March 20, 2011, 07:31:02 PM
Corporate dignitaries from a a technologically-advanced city-state across the Silt Sea would arm Tuluk in a war against Allanak in return for drilling rights.

What if all sandstorms became rain/thunder storms instead?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cutthroat on March 20, 2011, 07:41:41 PM
What if all sandstorms became rain/thunder storms instead?

Houses Jal and Tenneshi would corner the bucket market, and whenever a new player asks where to buy buckets we'd have to say "Find out IC".

What if the history page read like this?
Quote
    1395
    Exactly one year after the beginning of the siege of Allanak, Tektolnes reappears in the guise of a giant jozhal and breathes death upon the sieging army - the army ceases to exist. Over the course of the next few years, a temple is built near the entrance of the city, in which the newly formed scabrous-robe templarate preach the worship of He Who Rescued Us, the Mighty Jozhal Tektolnes.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on March 20, 2011, 09:55:50 PM
What if all sandstorms became rain/thunder storms instead?

Houses Jal and Tenneshi would corner the bucket market, and whenever a new player asks where to buy buckets we'd have to say "Find out IC".

What if the history page read like this?
Quote
    1395
    Exactly one year after the beginning of the siege of Allanak, Tektolnes reappears in the guise of a giant jozhal and breathes death upon the sieging army - the army ceases to exist. Over the course of the next few years, a temple is built near the entrance of the city, in which the newly formed scabrous-robe templarate preach the worship of He Who Rescued Us, the Mighty Jozhal Tektolnes.

It would be illegal to kill a jozhal, and they would be worshipped. Kadius would get into major political trouble for using anything Jozhal in their wares.

What if Storm became a full city state?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on March 20, 2011, 09:59:17 PM
What if all sandstorms became rain/thunder storms instead?

Houses Jal and Tenneshi would corner the bucket market, and whenever a new player asks where to buy buckets we'd have to say "Find out IC".

What if the history page read like this?
Quote
    1395
    Exactly one year after the beginning of the siege of Allanak, Tektolnes reappears in the guise of a giant jozhal and breathes death upon the sieging army - the army ceases to exist. Over the course of the next few years, a temple is built near the entrance of the city, in which the newly formed scabrous-robe templarate preach the worship of He Who Rescued Us, the Mighty Jozhal Tektolnes.

It would be illegal to kill a jozhal, and they would be worshipped. Kadius would get into major political trouble for using anything Jozhal in their wares.

What if Storm became a full city state?
Tek would bury it like he did Steinal.

What if Valasuras buried Allanak?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: hyzhenhok on March 21, 2011, 07:32:59 AM
What if all sandstorms became rain/thunder storms instead?

Houses Jal and Tenneshi would corner the bucket market, and whenever a new player asks where to buy buckets we'd have to say "Find out IC".

What if the history page read like this?
Quote
   1395
    Exactly one year after the beginning of the siege of Allanak, Tektolnes reappears in the guise of a giant jozhal and breathes death upon the sieging army - the army ceases to exist. Over the course of the next few years, a temple is built near the entrance of the city, in which the newly formed scabrous-robe templarate preach the worship of He Who Rescued Us, the Mighty Jozhal Tektolnes.

It would be illegal to kill a jozhal, and they would be worshipped. Kadius would get into major political trouble for using anything Jozhal in their wares.

What if Storm became a full city state?
Tek would bury it like he did Steinal.

What if Valasuras buried Allanak?

Tektolnes would have two city-states worth of undead soldiers instead of one.

What if the silt sea was replaced with a high-salinity saltwater ocean?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Barzalene on March 21, 2011, 07:56:15 AM

What if the silt sea was replaced with a high-salinity saltwater ocean?

The Armageddon soundtrack would include the theme from Jaws.

What if Nak had elected officials?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: jstorrie on March 21, 2011, 08:35:18 AM
Election season would be bloody.

What if Man And Dog had been a flop?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Potaje on March 21, 2011, 01:21:40 PM
What if a group of (long lived) Hardy Dwarven warriors / rangers arose up and took power by force from with in claiming a noble house as their right, crushing any and all that opposed them?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: valeria on March 21, 2011, 01:26:09 PM
What if Man And Dog had been a flop?

Since I don't know what you're talking about, I assume it already is a flop.

What if a group of (long lived) Hardy Dwarven warriors / rangers rose up and took power by force from with in claiming a noble house as their right, crushing any and all that opposed them?

They would eventually kill each other off after the forces of Muk/Tek convince them that there can be only one head of House, therefore their foci will not be complete until the opposition is killed.

What if the admins delivered a complementary bottle of cheap vodka every time your character died?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Potaje on March 21, 2011, 01:27:59 PM

What if the admins delivered a complementary bottle of cheap vodka every time your character died?

 would have a life time supply, and make my pc's with vodka in mind.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Majikal on March 21, 2011, 01:59:06 PM
God damnit this thread has rules you fucking fucks. Question, answer, question, answer, question, answer. Though potaje's answer gave me a laugh.


What if the admins delivered a complementary bottle of cheap vodka every time your character died?

I would have a life time supply, and make my pc's with vodka in mind.

What if you were an admin?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Nyr on March 21, 2011, 02:05:03 PM
What if you were an admin?

I'd rain death upon my enemies and listen to the lamentations of their women!  Or men!

What if someone from Zalanthas were to stumble through a portal to a MUD based on a sci-fi universe?

Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: HavokBlue on March 21, 2011, 02:09:22 PM
They'd be eaten by the Vunderpuss.

What if the orbital vestric spacestation crashed into Luir's?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Majikal on March 21, 2011, 02:16:44 PM
They'd be eaten by the Vunderpuss.

What if the orbital vestric spacestation crashed into Luir's?

We'd have another hrpt revolving around a bunch of metals and luirs could play the Bologna in the sandwich of doom.

What if elementalists could combine like some weird power ranger robots or captain planet?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Nyr on March 21, 2011, 02:27:30 PM
What if elementalists could combine like some weird power ranger robots or captain planet?

Ruk!
Suk-Krath!
Whira!
Vivadu!
Tuluk!

Captain Zalanthas
he's our hero
gonna take you mundanes down to zero
he's our powers magnified
and he's fighting on the Known World's side
gonna help him put asunder
templars who like to loot and plunder

we're the zalanthaneers
you can be one too
'cause terrorizing cities is the thing to do
looting newbie boots is a-okay
hear what Captain Zalanthas has to say!

"The Power is--"

mantis head

What if the Plainsman was really a Plainswoman?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Yam on March 21, 2011, 02:30:17 PM
What if elementalists could combine like some weird power ranger robots or captain planet?

Ruk!
Suk-Krath!
Whira!
Vivadu!
Tuluk!

Captain Zalanthas
he's our hero
gonna take you mundanes down to zero
he's our powers magnified
and he's fighting on the Known World's side
gonna help him put asunder
templars who like to loot and plunder

we're the zalanthaneers
you can be one too
'cause terrorizing cities is the thing to do
looting newbie boots is a-okay
hear what Captain Zalanthas has to say!

"The Power is--"

mantis head

What if the Plainsman was really a Plainswoman?


I would sure feel foolish about that blowjob

What if dwarves had hair?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Kismetic on March 21, 2011, 03:26:54 PM
Getting a blowjob from a dude pretending to be a woman is bad?!  I need to stop cruising the Red Light District ...

What if dwarves had hair?

They'd smell funkier.

What if generic meat on Zalanthas tasted like chicken?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: valeria on March 21, 2011, 04:28:11 PM
What if generic meat on Zalanthas tasted like chicken?

Who says it doesn't already?

What if there were fish in the Silt Sea?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Majikal on March 21, 2011, 04:55:47 PM
What if generic meat on Zalanthas tasted like chicken?

Who says it doesn't already?

What if there were fish in the Silt Sea?

Then I would totally employ a bunch of rinthers and roleplay a 'deadliest catch' silt sea crew.

What if Blackwing opened up as a playable tribe again.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: HavokBlue on March 21, 2011, 05:20:47 PM
Most of them would die to carru and holes in a week.

What if gith were playable again?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cindy42 on March 21, 2011, 06:00:30 PM
Most of them would die to carru and holes in a week.

What if gith were playable again?

they'd be heads on sticks at luir's in a month, after terrorizing 95% of the playerbase and giving the byn a few jobs while masterfully (by zalanthan standards) eluding death.

what if rinthis moved out and made their own city-state?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Salt Merchant on March 21, 2011, 06:35:11 PM
what if rinthis moved out and made their own city-state?

They'd smell even worse.

What if Precenter Kul had survived?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Marc on March 21, 2011, 06:38:44 PM
what if rinthis moved out and made their own city-state?

They'd smell even worse.

What if Precenter Kul had survived?

More Tuluki fanboys.

(loaded)How much cooler would Arm be if Tuluk fell to Allanak again?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: lordcooper on March 21, 2011, 07:20:49 PM
OMG, fucking 1337!!!11

What if one existing PC was allowed to be teleported to 2.Arm?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on March 21, 2011, 07:37:08 PM
OMG, fucking 1337!!!11

What if one existing PC was allowed to be teleported to 2.Arm?

They'd be thought insane. Also they'd be hunted down by a group of antique collectors.

What if your PC was the one who founded a city that exists in Arm 2?

Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on March 21, 2011, 07:42:17 PM
OMG, fucking 1337!!!11

What if one existing PC was allowed to be teleported to 2.Arm?

They'd be thought insane. Also they'd be hunted down by a group of antique collectors.

What if your PC was the one who founded a city that exists in Arm 2?



I'd be a Sorcerer-king and terrorize you fools.

What if elemental magic was taken out of Arm completely?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: lordcooper on March 21, 2011, 07:50:01 PM
My PCs would have nobody to mudsex.

What if Tek was a skinny and everyone found out?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Majikal on March 21, 2011, 10:21:39 PM
My PCs would have nobody to mudsex.

What if Tek was a skinny and everyone found out?

It would explain why Allanak is the only city/outpost with a water tax. Fucking thieving neckers.

What if you could add one single code addition to the game?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: bcw81 on March 22, 2011, 12:03:46 AM
Whisper self -_-

What if PC's could start with a gicker subguild and a mundane guild?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Gunnerblaster on March 22, 2011, 12:05:07 AM
Whisper self -_-

What if PC's could start with a gicker subguild and a mundane guild?
That's ARM 2.0.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: hyzhenhok on March 22, 2011, 12:24:08 AM
What if pregnancy was coded, complete with a breed command, coded effects of pregnancy, and automatic generation of edible baby items?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on March 22, 2011, 12:25:15 AM
What if pregnancy was coded, complete with a breed command, coded effects of pregnancy, and automatic generation of edible baby items?

There would be a spike in the sale of coded mul mix. Also male dwarves with the focus of getting pregnant.


What if Tektolnes was locked up by his senior templars, and used as a giant battery for their magick?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: hyzhenhok on March 22, 2011, 12:28:31 AM
What if Tektolnes was locked up by his senior templars, and used as a giant battery for their magick?

That would explain why Muk Utep has been playing nice lately.

What if war beetles were not aggressive, tarantulas didn't track infinitely, and scrabs were less dangerous?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on March 22, 2011, 12:39:18 AM
What if Tektolnes was locked up by his senior templars, and used as a giant battery for their magick?

That would explain why Muk Utep has been playing nice lately.

What if war beetles were not aggressive, tarantulas didn't track infinitely, and scrabs were less dangerous?

Then tarantulas would be more dangerous, scrabs would track indefinitely, and the north wouldn't keep walking all the way to Allanak because they're the only ones with a coded butcher.

What if you had to give a paragraph answer to each question in this thread?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: HammerofJericho on March 22, 2011, 12:44:11 AM
I assume the thread would get really long. But hopefully people would be giving scientific answers very similar to Synthesis' thread about answer shit you wanna know scientifically. In reality I think that the paragraph thing would get overly annoying to a point that no one would wish to answer anymore. But given the time alot of us have with the game crashng every half hour. I think people would rather enjoy it.

What if the game would stop crashing? *wink* *wink*
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Majikal on March 22, 2011, 01:05:08 AM

What if the game would stop crashing? *wink* *wink*

Then I wouldn't be so scared of losing items.

What if someone hijacked armageddon and made it hack and slash?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on March 22, 2011, 01:22:54 AM

What if the game would stop crashing? *wink* *wink*

Then I wouldn't be so scared of losing items.

What if someone hijacked armageddon and made it hack and slash?
Most of the PBase would be RPers and would reject the Hack and Slashers with extreme prejudice.

What if the Dragon was -actually- a furby?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: BleakOne on March 22, 2011, 01:25:30 AM



What if the game would stop crashing? *wink* *wink*

Then I wouldn't be so scared of losing items.

What if someone hijacked armageddon and made it hack and slash?
We would pwn the noobz with our l33t skills. That, and I would stop playing.

-Furby question is better than mine-
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: hyzhenhok on March 22, 2011, 01:27:43 AM
What if the Dragon was -actually- a furby?

That would explain how Muk Utep managed to satisfy him so easily.

What it multiplaying were allowed?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on March 22, 2011, 01:28:44 AM
What if the Dragon was -actually- a furby?

That would explain how Muk Utep managed to satisfy him so easily.

What it multiplaying were allowed?
Someone would make six chars, dump the starting cash onto the one with the best stats, and promptly get killed for that cash.

What if for one day we were all made into Psions?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Majikal on March 22, 2011, 03:37:46 AM
What it multiplaying were allowed?
Someone would make six chars, dump the starting cash onto the one with the best stats, and promptly get killed for that cash.

What if for one day we were all made into Psions?

Then plots all over the world would stop and die.

What if penis and breast sizes were determined randomly like stats on chargen?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Salt Merchant on March 22, 2011, 03:42:11 AM
What if penis and breast sizes were determined randomly like stats on chargen?

Then it would be the end of the series of "youths" with "only the slightest curves to suggest" they are female that have appeared sequentially in Allanak.

What would happen if breeds finally got fed up and founded their own village?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Zoan on March 22, 2011, 04:06:46 AM
They'd all hate each other and it'd collapse. Just because they're half-elves doesn't mean they like each other. If anything it'd be the opposite.

What if someone in Kurac became a sorceror-king and could hold their own suddenly against any of the major states?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cutthroat on March 22, 2011, 08:30:20 AM
What if someone in Kurac became a sorceror-king and could hold their own suddenly against any of the major states?

Tektolnes would eventually bury him under 99 feet of spice, forcing the upstart sorcerer-king to snort his way out of it. Then he'll overdose and die.

What if someone apps Pikachu on April 1st, and gets approved?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: SMuz on March 22, 2011, 08:43:30 AM
Everyone would treat him like a mutant gemmer. And someone would start a GDB thread about too many gickers.

What if everyone could quit outdoors?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on March 22, 2011, 02:47:55 PM
Everyone would treat him like a mutant gemmer. And someone would start a GDB thread about too many gickers.

What if everyone could quit outdoors?

Rangers would have one less perk, and Whirans would be that much harder to hunt down.

What if the silt sea froze?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Kismetic on March 22, 2011, 02:56:09 PM
What if the silt sea froze?

There'd be an awesome party at <redacted>!

What if kanks came back as zombies?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on March 22, 2011, 10:09:57 PM
What if the silt sea froze?

There'd be an awesome party at <redacted>!

What if kanks came back as zombies?

Necrophilia would see a rise as "kanking" got a completely new definition.

What if the salt flats turned to grass flats?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: SMuz on March 22, 2011, 10:13:53 PM
Salt worms would turn into.. grass worms  ???

What if tobacco was easily available as an alternative to spice?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cindy42 on March 22, 2011, 10:16:29 PM
Salt worms would turn into.. grass worms  ???

What if tobacco was easily available as an alternative to spice?

PCs would be able to start with holes in their necks and snips cut out of their tongue. tek would have another widely-desired product to ban and cripple his economy with.

what if every magicker in the Known became violently insane and began killing everyone they could?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Dar on March 22, 2011, 10:22:25 PM
Renting apartments would become popular again, atleast until the gickers finish killing each other of.

What if any merchant guild could craft a real working wagon without any rp or assistance, besides the 'craft' command.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: brytta.leofa on March 22, 2011, 10:48:46 PM
WAGONTHRALL. (http://www.zalanthas.org/gdb/index.php/topic,27643.msg548253.html#msg548253)

What if silt skimmers were quit-safe?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on March 23, 2011, 12:05:34 PM
WAGONTHRALL. (http://www.zalanthas.org/gdb/index.php/topic,27643.msg548253.html#msg548253)

What if silt skimmers were quit-safe?
You'd see this: 
Code: [Select]
A series of tentacles rises out of the Silt.

Think OH NO!

quit

Welcome to Armageddon!
(3 hours later)
Connect

e

You are now in the belly of a Silt Horror.

Welcome to Armageddon!

What if Silt Horrors could be tamed?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cutthroat on March 23, 2011, 12:18:32 PM
What if Silt Horrors could be tamed?

Out PCs would have to be a whole lot nicer to the half-elves that tame them.

What if magickers could mastercraft spells?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cindy42 on March 23, 2011, 12:44:35 PM
What if Silt Horrors could be tamed?

Out PCs would have to be a whole lot nicer to the half-elves that tame them.

What if magickers could mastercraft spells?

>east

The jerk-faced 'gicker has arrived from the east, on an immense t-rex.

>giggle madly.

The jerk-faced 'gicker giggles madly.

>cast 'lotsa magick fire-words oh and set my ride on fire, yeah.'

The jerk-faced 'gicker sets an immense t-rex on fire.

An immense t-rex throws you off its back!

An immense t-rex on fire begins eating people.

(It would make lots of room for ridiculous situations, weird deaths, and stuff that just doesn't make sense IG anymore.)

What would happen if spice addiction was coded?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Anaiah on March 23, 2011, 01:32:01 PM
It is.

What if sorcerers each got a coded familiar picked via dice roll from the wild animals they pass during the course of their life? Cool or suck?  ;D
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Yam on March 23, 2011, 01:34:06 PM
It is.

What if sorcerers each got a coded familiar picked via dice roll from the wild animals they pass during the course of their life? Cool or suck?  ;D

You mean that necromantic tregil that followed me sorceror around all the time wasn't a familiar?

D:

What if there was a subguild_painter with the ability to make paintings everyone could see, in the same way that writing works now? Or in a similar way to scribble (which NO ONE seems to use anymore).
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cindy42 on March 23, 2011, 02:22:52 PM
It is.

What if sorcerers each got a coded familiar picked via dice roll from the wild animals they pass during the course of their life? Cool or suck?  ;D

You mean that necromantic tregil that followed me sorceror around all the time wasn't a familiar?

D:

What if there was a subguild_painter with the ability to make paintings everyone could see, in the same way that writing works now? Or in a similar way to scribble (which NO ONE seems to use anymore).


there'd be a lot of zalanthan porn going around.

what if there were readily-available flying mounts in most stables?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on March 23, 2011, 02:36:02 PM
It is.

What if sorcerers each got a coded familiar picked via dice roll from the wild animals they pass during the course of their life? Cool or suck?  ;D

You mean that necromantic tregil that followed me sorceror around all the time wasn't a familiar?

D:

What if there was a subguild_painter with the ability to make paintings everyone could see, in the same way that writing works now? Or in a similar way to scribble (which NO ONE seems to use anymore).


there'd be a lot of zalanthan porn going around.

what if there were readily-available flying mounts in most stables?

Travel would be easier for everyone, raiding would be done based on fly rooms, and whirans would be generally annoyed and yell at people to "get off our sky!" at those young whippersnappers.

What if templars had to have proof of a crime before they could kill you?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: jstorrie on March 23, 2011, 08:15:28 PM
They would have to fall back on doing a lot of crippling and maiming.

What if half-elves had awesome, even-better-than-a-dwarf racial stat modifiers?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Salt Merchant on March 23, 2011, 09:23:00 PM
What if half-elves had awesome, even-better-than-a-dwarf racial stat modifiers?

Then the Byn would be full of emo warriors.

What if stone was actually something that could be codedly quarried, shaped into building blocks and hauled into cities?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: bcw81 on March 23, 2011, 09:28:40 PM
Player run taverns -everywhere-.

What if elves were the dominant race instead of humans?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: hyzhenhok on March 23, 2011, 09:49:01 PM
What if half-elves had awesome, even-better-than-a-dwarf racial stat modifiers?

Wait, they don't?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on March 23, 2011, 09:51:35 PM
Player run taverns -everywhere-.

What if elves were the dominant race instead of humans?

Lots of very tall templars. However, nobody would really care, because they'd all be sharps too. However, the desert elves would cease to consider city elves as elves, making "true elves" still the second (or third?) dominant race.

What if a Gith became an Allanaki templar?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: HavokBlue on March 23, 2011, 10:51:54 PM
Player run taverns -everywhere-.

What if elves were the dominant race instead of humans?

Lots of very tall templars. However, nobody would really care, because they'd all be sharps too. However, the desert elves would cease to consider city elves as elves, making "true elves" still the second (or third?) dominant race.

What if a Gith became an Allanaki templar?

Shit fucking everywhere.

What if a mantis became a templar?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on March 23, 2011, 11:27:43 PM
Shit fucking everywhere.

What if a mantis became a templar?

No more need to hide the bodies from jail cells, you can eat them!

What if a Red Fang was personally chosen by Muk Utep to be the next Hlumn noble?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Gunnerblaster on March 23, 2011, 11:37:49 PM
Shit fucking everywhere.

What if a mantis became a templar?

No more need to hide the bodies from jail cells, you can eat them!

What if a Red Fang was personally chosen by Muk Utep to be the next Hlumn noble?
You'd need a time machine.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Majikal on March 24, 2011, 12:23:45 AM
A game I found on another forum, the poster answers the question from the poster above and then posts on of there own. Extra points if you can keep it game related, I'll go first. "How different would the IG world be if muls were able to breed?"

Shit fucking everywhere.

What if a mantis became a templar?

No more need to hide the bodies from jail cells, you can eat them!

What if a Red Fang was personally chosen by Muk Utep to be the next Hlumn noble?

Utep would get slapped for not doing it sooner.

What if the game really never moved to the cloud and this last machine error ruined everything beyond recovery, EVERYTHING?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on March 24, 2011, 03:20:09 PM
What if a Red Fang was personally chosen by Muk Utep to be the next Hlumn noble?

Utep would get slapped for not doing it sooner.

What if the game really never moved to the cloud and this last machine error ruined everything beyond recovery, EVERYTHING?

You would have a lot of upset Armers going through withdrawal. Everyone (or many people) would want their characters back. However, Arm/Zalanthas itself would be gone, which would cause massive issues. In fact, it's like that Arm 1 would be abandoned altogether and Arm 2 would get all staff focus. To keep us from going completely insane, they would also ask for many projects to be completed. Arm 2 would suddenly loom up in a matter of months. Everything old would be lost and people would be upset, and many would leave. However, others would be glad that it was finally finished.

What if your current PC was transported into Arm 2 world, and got to meet their descendants?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Marc on March 24, 2011, 03:31:18 PM
What if a Red Fang was personally chosen by Muk Utep to be the next Hlumn noble?

Utep would get slapped for not doing it sooner.

What if the game really never moved to the cloud and this last machine error ruined everything beyond recovery, EVERYTHING?

You would have a lot of upset Armers going through withdrawal. Everyone (or many people) would want their characters back. However, Arm/Zalanthas itself would be gone, which would cause massive issues. In fact, it's like that Arm 1 would be abandoned altogether and Arm 2 would get all staff focus. To keep us from going completely insane, they would also ask for many projects to be completed. Arm 2 would suddenly loom up in a matter of months. Everything old would be lost and people would be upset, and many would leave. However, others would be glad that it was finally finished.

What if your current PC was transported into Arm 2 world, and got to meet their descendants?

I'd change all my passwords because someone was obviously sexing me and I don't remember any of it!

What if mail service returned to Zalanthas minus the unabombers?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Bilanthri on March 24, 2011, 07:55:01 PM
I'd change all my passwords because someone was obviously sexing me and I don't remember any of it!

What if mail service returned to Zalanthas minus the unabombers?

Many a young person would have stories to tell of their time working for the Gwoshi Express.

What if it snowed just once (but didn't stick).
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Barzalene on March 24, 2011, 09:14:01 PM
Mud.

What if the gith started speaking Sirihish?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Salt Merchant on March 25, 2011, 06:29:14 AM
What if the gith started speaking Sirihish?

They'd teach us all some new insults.

What if Thexi gave up his monopoly on Shield Wall oysters?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on March 26, 2011, 12:57:14 PM
I'd take over.

What if Nyr, Morgenes, and Adhira all revealed to us that this was actually a psychology experiment they were performing?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: lordcooper on March 26, 2011, 01:06:22 PM
I wouldn't really be surprised.

What if the Gaj closed down?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on March 26, 2011, 01:27:38 PM
I'd take over.

What if Nyr, Morgenes, and Adhira all revealed to us that this was actually a psychology experiment they were performing?

I'd be really curious about what the results are.

I wouldn't really be surprised.

What if the Gaj closed down?

There would be massive riots. If you thought previous riots were bad, see what happens when you take the tavern from the large people with swords away. Allanak would have a full rebellion on it's hands. Then they would try to take over Red's. This would not go well with the nobles. It would be very messy. Then staff would re-open Fale, who would throw an amazing party, and the rebellion would cease while people just drank copious amounts. The militia would win, because they would force one person to stay out of the party, and then slit the unconscious throats of all the mercenary rebels. Then the soldiers would rebel, because they would want a tavern they can fart in without nobles getting pissy. The templarite could kill them all, of course, but at this point it would be too much hassle and they'd leave themselves unguarded. Thus, they would reopen the Gaj to save all of Allanak. It would be glorious.

What if they moved the Gaj to Tuluk?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: HavokBlue on March 27, 2011, 01:02:13 AM
Full-scale invasion of Tuluk by Allanaki citizens.

What if they moved the jail closer to the criminals?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: MeTekillot on March 27, 2011, 02:15:32 AM
Full-scale invasion of Tuluk by Allanaki citizens.

What if they moved the jail closer to the criminals?

Then the criminals would move further from the jail.

What if elves were the next race to be wiped out?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: musashi on March 27, 2011, 02:19:06 AM
What if elves were the next race to be wiped out?

Then gypsies would own all of the wastes.

What if Armageddon took place in a quasi-modern wasteland setting instead of a primitive one? How would that affect the different races and guilds?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Mooney on March 27, 2011, 03:10:26 AM
If by quasi modern you mean there're jeeps, then desert elves would be screwed. Or have to invest in land mines.

What if water was available to all?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: valeria on March 27, 2011, 10:49:19 AM
If by quasi modern you mean there're jeeps, then desert elves would be screwed. Or have to invest in land mines.

What if water was available to all?

House Jal and House Tenneshi would be less boss.

What if there were kittens available for purchase in one of the non-main cities?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: FantasyWriter on March 27, 2011, 10:50:18 AM
People would want them to have some kind of coded bonus when worn/held/hitched.

What if the next race to disappear from Armageddon was due to player initiative? :evil grin:
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Marshmellow on March 27, 2011, 11:01:11 AM
We'd all miss those poor humans.

What if a new race was to be a small lizard-like race?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: FantasyWriter on March 27, 2011, 11:11:20 AM
What if a new race was to be a small lizard-like race?

http://www.zalanthas.org/gdb/index.php/topic,36530.0.html
What-if granted.

What if we hired the A-Team to kidnap Ginka so we could keep 1.Arm up FOREVER!
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Majikal on March 27, 2011, 01:40:49 PM
What if we hired the A-Team to kidnap Ginka so we could keep 1.Arm up FOREVER!

Then I wouldn't even think about 2.arm

What if x-d couldn't really own all?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Dar on March 27, 2011, 02:06:20 PM
X-D isnt really a person. It's just a product of natural equilibrium of badassery. There always has to be someone who is more badass then everyone else, just to upkeep the perspective. And when the need for that reaches a certain pinnacle, the universe creates an X-D.


What would happen if Tekltolnes decided to make an experiment and create an entire generation of Templars out of the Elven stock.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Ktavialt on March 27, 2011, 03:03:53 PM
There would be a lot of tired soldiers dying of exhaustion in the desert trying to keep up with them.

What of Tek and Muk Utep married and had kids?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: musashi on March 27, 2011, 03:06:48 PM
There would be a lot of tired soldiers dying of exhaustion in the desert trying to keep up with them.

What of Tek and Muk Utep married and had kids?

They would only be able to get a civil union ... and that means that Tek wouldn't be allowed to sponsor Utep for a visa to come live in Allanak.

What would an elf and a halfling make?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: lordcooper on March 27, 2011, 03:08:50 PM
At least one corpse.

What if the worlds of Zalanthas and Middle Earth somehow merged?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Majikal on March 27, 2011, 03:27:35 PM

What would an elf and a halfling make?

At least one corpse.

What if the worlds of Zalanthas and Middle Earth somehow merged?

Froto wouldn't have made it anywhere with that fucking ring.

What if a bard introduced a catchy rap tune into zalanthas.. and it stuck.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on March 27, 2011, 05:27:34 PM

What would an elf and a halfling make?

At least one corpse.

What if the worlds of Zalanthas and Middle Earth somehow merged?

Froto wouldn't have made it anywhere with that fucking ring.

What if a bard introduced a catchy rap tune into zalanthas.. and it stuck.

Then Allanaki would be infused with bardic rap, because the Tuluki circles would turn up their noses at it (even if the common Tuluki citizen liked it).

What if you could only be an aide if you were a mindbender, and this was publicly known?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cindy42 on March 27, 2011, 05:33:14 PM

What would an elf and a halfling make?

At least one corpse.

What if the worlds of Zalanthas and Middle Earth somehow merged?

Froto wouldn't have made it anywhere with that fucking ring.

What if a bard introduced a catchy rap tune into zalanthas.. and it stuck.

Then Allanaki would be infused with bardic rap, because the Tuluki circles would turn up their noses at it (even if the common Tuluki citizen liked it).

What if you could only be an aide if you were a mindbender, and this was publicly known?

everyone would run screaming from them at first until laws were put in place to prevent this from happening, and then everyone would do anything the aides said, like templars, but with your brain burning, rather than soldiers everywhere.

what if allank claimed an island in the silt sea and populated it with farmers and shit?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: SMuz on March 27, 2011, 10:02:10 PM
They would die from the monsters. Or be very prosperous, start a new colonial age, and get robbed by silt elves and Tulukis.

What if Zalanthas was more fertile?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on March 28, 2011, 12:17:13 AM
They would die from the monsters. Or be very prosperous, start a new colonial age, and get robbed by silt elves and Tulukis.

What if Zalanthas was more fertile?

Pft, why would Tuluk bother with going all the way to the silt sea to hassle people? If they really wanted to be a bother they'd hire someone else to do it. More likely they'd just ignore it. However, Silt Pirates would be way more common.

If Zalanthas were more fertile, defilers would fix this quickly. Then we'd be back to where we are now.

What if you didn't have to be human to be a hlum noble?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Potaje on March 28, 2011, 04:51:06 AM
What if Armegeddon players all spoke in Shakespearean dialect?

 Hold ye pilgrim,

That I may bare thy weighty burden,

relieving thy pouch of black stones,

thus aiding thy journey

 less such troublesome object of encumbrance.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cindy42 on March 28, 2011, 04:58:40 AM
What if Armegeddon players all spoke in Shakespearean dialect?

 Hold ye pilgrim,

That I may bare thy weighty burden,

relieving thy pouch of black stones,

thus aiding thy journey

 less such troublesome object of encumbrance.

no one would understand two-thirds of what anyone else said, but would all agree that it was quite pretty, although unfortunately most of the best rping would be done by to-be murderers who are not murderers yet, who are planning to be murderers, when they think they're by themselves, about profound things. years would become Plays, and weeks would become acts. days would become scenes. more people would move to tuluk, and there'd be mystical ear poison for sale. everyone would be afraid to app for a noble or templar position because their death rates would skyrocket. fairies would become a playable race.

what would happen if a zombie plague began in allanak? one that only spread by touching an infected, and it wasn't insanely contagious, nor made the zombies all that violent, just 20% of the time someone went to that room, and there'd be one every five rooms or something.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on March 28, 2011, 05:05:22 AM
What if Armegeddon players all spoke in Shakespearean dialect?

 Hold ye pilgrim,

That I may bare thy weighty burden,

relieving thy pouch of black stones,

thus aiding thy journey

 less such troublesome object of encumbrance.

no one would understand two-thirds of what anyone else said, but would all agree that it was quite pretty, although unfortunately most of the best rping would be done by to-be murderers who are not murderers yet, who are planning to be murderers, when they think they're by themselves, about profound things. years would become Plays, and weeks would become acts. days would become scenes. more people would move to tuluk, and there'd be mystical ear poison for sale. everyone would be afraid to app for a noble or templar position because their death rates would skyrocket. fairies would become a playable race.

what would happen if a zombie plague began in allanak? one that only spread by touching an infected, and it wasn't insanely contagious, nor made the zombies all that violent, just 20% of the time someone went to that room, and there'd be one every five rooms or something.

World war Z just took on a whole new meaning.

What would happen if Brad Pitt were a character in Zalanthas?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: SMuz on March 28, 2011, 08:14:44 AM
Someone would backstab him out of hidden IC jealousy, and then OOCly complain that he doesn't like f-me characters.

What would happen if Brad Pitt was a player of Armageddon?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Barzalene on March 28, 2011, 08:24:37 AM
He'd idle constantly to go afk and deal with is kids.

What if hollywood discovered Arm?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Pale Horse on March 28, 2011, 01:48:32 PM
You people aren't playing by the rules.

What if you didn't have to be human to be a hlum noble?

There would be either be plenty of half-elf noble bastards running around, or no non-human Hlum as who the feck would accept them as their betters?

What if hollywood discovered Arm?

It'd either turn it into the biggest movie production of all time, sell it out as a crappy, low-budget B-rate movie, or turn away in horror at a setting even more depraved than it is.

What would happen if I made a dwarf ranger/lumberjack with the focus of cutting down enough wood and killing and cooking up enough animals to start up their own "fast food" franchise in botch city states and each outpost?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Potaje on March 28, 2011, 02:23:32 PM
What would happen if I made a dwarf ranger/lumberjack with the focus of cutting down enough wood and killing and cooking up enough animals to start up their own "fast food" franchise in botch city states and each outpost?


 You would need a good branding, to employee a lot of people, pay for zoning and licensing to the powers that be of each place, and a snappy name, with its own jungle, thus you need to hire a bard.

 Then slowly you would need to employee more hunters and grebbers than any merchant house as your chain eateries grew numerous, perhaps offering franchise to  others.



What is Zalanthas had Lawyers, and there was a pseudo legal structure like ancient greece or the modern day world and criminals would have representation, if they could not afford representation one would be provided for them?

What is all this took place in public, where the two sides argue it out?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Titania on March 28, 2011, 02:40:37 PM
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What is all this took place in public, where the two sides argue it out?

Then lawyers would be gladiators.

What if a dwarf became a sorcerer king?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Potaje on March 28, 2011, 03:03:17 PM
Quote
What is all this took place in public, where the two sides argue it out?

Then lawyers would be gladiators.

What if a dwarf became a sorcerer king?

Then they would have an Emerald city, surrounded by a field of poppies.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on March 28, 2011, 11:10:47 PM
You people aren't playing by the rules.

You are a good person and a good roleplayer and I want to have your babies. But only to sell in my dwarven fast food franchise.

Potaje, stop breaking the rules. You have to ask a question if you answer one. No baby fries for you.

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What is all this took place in public, where the two sides argue it out?

Then lawyers would be gladiators.

What if a dwarf became a sorcerer king?

They would immediately try to wipe out all the other sorcerer kings as inevitably their focus changed to become the only sorcerer king. They would accomplish this by hiring skilled dwarven bards (or a human bender?) to tie all the other focuses of all dwarves everywhere into the defeat of the other two city states. Both Allanak and Tuluk would fall in a matter of weeks. The Gaj, however, would be preserved and moved to the new city-state, because when it's threatened bynners get scary. Defeating Allanak would be easy, you'd steal all the citizens away with promises of food and the system would collapse. With Tuluk, you'd find a magickal way to instantly erase all tattoos, throwing the city into chaos. The dwarf would then command three city-states and own the world. Scary thought.

What if Tuluk had an order of black-robed templars that were hermaphrodites?


Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: musashi on March 28, 2011, 11:13:42 PM
What if Tuluk had an order of black-robed templars that were hermaphrodites?

Fap fap fap fap fap fap.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Kismetic on March 29, 2011, 02:37:58 AM
What if Tuluk had an order of black-robed templars that were hermaphrodites?

They would dance in front of the mirror to depressing music, with makeup on, saying, "Would you f*ck me?  I'd f*ck me."  Wait, that's transvestite.  Ok, still.

What if Zalanthan politics was like Earthican politics?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Akaramu on March 29, 2011, 02:35:31 PM
What if Zalanthan politics was like Earthican politics?

There would be huge demonstrations demanding democracy in both city-states, and people would actually get away with it. A few would get pwnt by templars, but the United Council of the Known would bombard Muk and Tek until they resigned their position to make way for elections.

What if a ranger logged out while riding a kank a few RL years ago, and logged back in now... still riding said kank?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on March 29, 2011, 07:06:34 PM
What if Zalanthan politics was like Earthican politics?

There would be huge demonstrations demanding democracy in both city-states, and people would actually get away with it. A few would get pwnt by templars, but the United Council of the Known would bombard Muk and Tek until they resigned their position to make way for elections.

What if a ranger logged out while riding a kank a few RL years ago, and logged back in now... still riding said kank?

It's happened. Not exactly, but people with old mount tickets have logged in and had kanks. I saw a kank in the last RL year, but it was considered a bug and not counted as IC. If this happens, the ranger needs to junk the ticket. Codedly the kank is sick. I don't know if it would eventually die. Anyone who sees anyone riding a kank would OOC about it, saying that was incorrect.

What if someone found a kank that was still alive and intended to be that way? (IE, not a bug).
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Ampere on March 29, 2011, 07:08:29 PM
What if Zalanthan politics was like Earthican politics?

There would be huge demonstrations demanding democracy in both city-states, and people would actually get away with it. A few would get pwnt by templars, but the United Council of the Known would bombard Muk and Tek until they resigned their position to make way for elections.

What if a ranger logged out while riding a kank a few RL years ago, and logged back in now... still riding said kank?

It's happened. Not exactly, but people with old mount tickets have logged in and had kanks. I saw a kank in the last RL year, but it was considered a bug and not counted as IC. If this happens, the ranger needs to junk the ticket. Codedly the kank is sick. I don't know if it would eventually die. Anyone who sees anyone riding a kank would OOC about it, saying that was incorrect.

What if someone found a kank that was still alive and intended to be that way? (IE, not a bug).

Wish up and your mount will be replaced with something appropriate.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: SMuz on March 29, 2011, 10:20:09 PM
What if someone found a kank that was still alive and intended to be that way? (IE, not a bug).

Everyone would assume that it was an exploit and report/complain about it. Or they'd worship it.

What if all the other mounts died?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: HavokBlue on March 29, 2011, 10:23:15 PM
Desert elves quickly assume dominance of most of the Known World. Kurac becomes the richest entity in the known as sales of desert camo skyrocket.

What if a mantis/gith PC that was logged out ages ago somehow logged in, in the middle of Allanak, armed to the teeth with steel weapons?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on March 29, 2011, 10:31:14 PM
Desert elves quickly assume dominance of most of the Known World. Kurac becomes the richest entity in the known as sales of desert camo skyrocket.

What if a mantis/gith PC that was logged out ages ago somehow logged in, in the middle of Allanak, armed to the teeth with steel weapons?

There would be lots of wishing up and staff intervention. Sadly, after the aging code was applied the PC would be physically unable to move. They would be force stored.

What if each GDB thread consisted of (don't get hung up on the how) people talking face to face in a room?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Pale Horse on March 30, 2011, 12:40:39 AM
With all the personalities we have on the board?  The blood would be 5 inches deep.

What have I got in my pocket?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on March 30, 2011, 12:58:48 AM
With all the personalities we have on the board?  The blood would be 5 inches deep.

What have I got in my pocket?

That isn't a what-if question! However, it's easy enough. You have the shrunken head of a Red Fang, some lint, purple salts from the day you mudsexxed on the flats and forgot to sell them to Jal, some travel cakes, Samos Rennik's missing eye, Gage Gritsaw's loincloth (ewwww), and Baobab the kank's dung. You sure do keep odd, yet strangely epic, things.

What if cleaning fluid could be used to poison knives?

Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Gunnerblaster on March 30, 2011, 04:21:48 AM

That isn't a what-if question! However, it's easy enough. You have the shrunken head of a Red Fang, some lint, purple salts from the day you mudsexxed on the flats and forgot to sell them to Jal, some travel cakes, Samos Rennik's missing eye, Gage Gritsaw's loincloth (ewwww), and Baobab the kank's dung. You sure do keep odd, yet strangely epic, things.

What if cleaning fluid could be used to poison knives?
You would see more 'sneaks' having their 'clothes' 'washed'.

What if a new gith chieftain (or whatever) decided to spread peace across the Known, sending linguist diplomats across the Known to spread the word?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: SMuz on March 30, 2011, 07:36:22 AM
The diplomats would get shot on sight. They'd have to find some middle man, like a hunter or contact the Byn, but even that's no guarantee.

What if the T'zai Byn never existed?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Kismetic on March 30, 2011, 08:01:34 AM
What if the T'zai Byn never existed?

People would hire independents to ride them off the Shield Wall.

What if the kryl decided to move south?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: valeria on March 30, 2011, 09:11:43 AM
What if the kryl decided to move south?

They would instigate a fight with the mantis for their prime real estate.  It would be known as the Great Bugger War.

If Allanak came up with an air transit system, what would it look like?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Zoltan on March 30, 2011, 09:14:09 AM
Catapults.

What if each obsidian coin was the size of a saucer?

Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: SMuz on March 30, 2011, 09:52:59 AM
There'd be quite a bit of deflation. And people would be using chunks of obsidian as trading. And little things like foods would be more expensive as they'd cost a single coin. Actually, that sounds pretty awesome, makes more roleplaying sense than counting 1032 coins in a few mins.

What if the city states used glass instead of obsidian for currency?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: HavokBlue on March 30, 2011, 10:28:21 AM
Major inflation, considering all the sand.

What if raptors were a playable race?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Mooney on March 30, 2011, 10:53:12 AM
Major inflation, considering all the sand.

What if raptors were a playable race?

I'd special app/family app for a group of raptors now and jurassic park everyone's ass.

What if someone cried tears of metal?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: MeTekillot on March 30, 2011, 03:02:56 PM
Major inflation, considering all the sand.

What if raptors were a playable race?

I'd special app/family app for a group of raptors now and jurassic park everyone's ass.

What if someone cried tears of metal?

They would be the most hard-core half-elf on Zalanthas.

What if Allanak opened an alienage for gith and mantis, considering they already harbour good for nothing 'gickers?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Marshmellow on March 30, 2011, 03:16:09 PM
What if Allanak opened an alienage for gith and mantis, considering they already harbour good for nothing 'gickers?
Disappearances would be as common in 'Nak as Tuluk.

What if either Tek or Muk was really female and they got married and had babies?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Marc on March 30, 2011, 04:14:01 PM
What if Allanak opened an alienage for gith and mantis, considering they already harbour good for nothing 'gickers?
Disappearances would be as common in 'Nak as Tuluk.

What if either Tek or Muk was really female and they got married and had babies?

Arm 2.0 Catholic style.  The bureaucracy to maintain at least three orders of templars (Clerics), different cities etc would rival the Sancta Sedes.

What if the ability to horde In-game items/materials was removed ala no save rooms, no banks, limited inventory?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Gunnerblaster on March 30, 2011, 04:21:43 PM
What if Allanak opened an alienage for gith and mantis, considering they already harbour good for nothing 'gickers?
Disappearances would be as common in 'Nak as Tuluk.

What if either Tek or Muk was really female and they got married and had babies?

Arm 2.0 Catholic style.  The bureaucracy to maintain at least three orders of templars (Clerics), different cities etc would rival the Sancta Sedes.

What if the ability to horde In-game items/materials was removed ala no save rooms, no banks, limited inventory?
Shout (waving a hand in the air) Ah'll carry all yer stuff fer ah fee!

What if Zalanthas was just a small continent on a massive planet?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on March 30, 2011, 08:53:29 PM
Shout (waving a hand in the air) Ah'll carry all yer stuff fer ah fee!

What if Zalanthas was just a small continent on a massive planet?

Sadly, 95% of the planet is silt.

What if a Zalanthian character was magicked in such a way that they could read English and had access to both the Armageddon Website and the GDB?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Mooney on March 30, 2011, 09:07:50 PM
Arm 2.0 Catholic style.  The bureaucracy to maintain at least three orders of templars (Clerics), different cities etc would rival the Sancta Sedes.

What if the ability to horde In-game items/materials was removed ala no save rooms, no banks, limited inventory?
Shout (waving a hand in the air) Ah'll carry all yer stuff fer ah fee!

What if Zalanthas was just a small continent on a massive planet?

Sadly, 95% of the planet is silt.

What if a Zalanthian character was magicked in such a way that they could read English and had access to both the Armageddon Website and the GDB?
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He/She would join the others that had already escaped the ignorance and lead the fight against the puppeteers that are the players. He/she will create havoc on the forums, dodging and combating the attempted locks by the Mr. Nyrs, and ultimately win freedom for characters who tire of their player's control.


What if it was the norm to have magick, and non-magick people were the oddities?

Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on March 30, 2011, 09:54:13 PM
He/She would join the others that had already escaped the ignorance and lead the fight against the puppeteers that are the players. He/she will create havoc on the forums, dodging and combating the attempted locks by the Mr. Nyrs, and ultimately win freedom for characters who tire of their player's control.

What if it was the norm to have magick, and non-magick people were the oddities?

Then a large portion of players would quit. Also Tuluk would be ICly (not just in terms of PCs) underpopulated. It would get to the point where they would have to develop a gem (or something like it) or be conquered by Allanak/rogue mages. There would also be extraordinarily strict laws about how magicks could be used. Also, everyone would employ magickers and doing so in a public fashion wouldn't be looked down upon. Also merchants would be worshiped as near-gods for their scarcity (in an IC sense not a PC sense, assuming that vNPC magickers could not make new items but only do subguild type things).

What if there was a technology elementalist?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Pale Horse on March 30, 2011, 10:08:54 PM

Then a large portion of players would quit. Also Tuluk would be ICly (not just in terms of PCs) underpopulated. It would get to the point where they would have to develop a gem (or something like it) or be conquered by Allanak/rogue mages. There would also be extraordinarily strict laws about how magicks could be used. Also, everyone would employ magickers and doing so in a public fashion wouldn't be looked down upon. Also merchants would be worshiped as near-gods for their scarcity (in an IC sense not a PC sense, assuming that vNPC magickers could not make new items but only do subguild type things).

What if there was a technology elementalist?

They'd be the only elementalist that was hard to skill-up, owing to the lack of metals, plastics and general technological know-how of the Known.

What if every character were given journey-man level or advanced-level skill caps in all the non-guild aligned skills, like Climb and Cook and the weapon handling skills (dual-wield, shield-use, etc)?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Marshmellow on March 31, 2011, 01:45:12 AM
Noone would play a mundane except to be an oddity.  (Cook is a class skill, btw.)

What if there were airboats powered by Whiran wackidoo?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Salt Merchant on March 31, 2011, 11:43:28 AM
Noone would play a mundane except to be an oddity.  (Cook is a class skill, btw.)

What if there were airboats powered by Whiran wackidoo?

They'd -still- die in the silt.

What would happen if elves could fly?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Titania on March 31, 2011, 01:25:51 PM
Noone would play a mundane except to be an oddity.  (Cook is a class skill, btw.)

What if there were airboats powered by Whiran wackidoo?

They'd -still- die in the silt.

What would happen if elves could fly?

All towns and cities would be domed. (Domed like a stadium, not doomed in case of confusion)

What would happen if all 'magick ceased functioning for 8.5 IC years?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Majikal on March 31, 2011, 09:26:38 PM

What would happen if elves could fly?

All towns and cities would be domed. (Domed like a stadium, not doomed in case of confusion)

What would happen if all 'magick ceased functioning for 8.5 IC years?

Templars would get fucking pwnt.

What if the passage of time in the game was directly equivalent to real time?



Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on March 31, 2011, 11:54:02 PM
What if the passage of time in the game was directly equivalent to real time?

I wouldn't play. Besides that, characters would never age significantly at all, and they'd get emotionally old way too fast. Players would idle lots more as cooking a meal for their PC suddenly took at least 30 minutes of real time. Interest would decline over all, except for the mudsexers, who would be glad that they didn't have to stop to eat mid-session anymore.

What if all gems on gemmers could only be seen by templars/soldiers and were invisible to everyone else?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: SMuz on April 01, 2011, 02:30:23 AM
What if the passage of time in the game was directly equivalent to real time?

I wouldn't play. Besides that, characters would never age significantly at all, and they'd get emotionally old way too fast. Players would idle lots more as cooking a meal for their PC suddenly took at least 30 minutes of real time. Interest would decline over all, except for the mudsexers, who would be glad that they didn't have to stop to eat mid-session anymore.

You mean Armageddon would turn into one of those cybersex MUDs where the main kink is that you can assassinate people after you have sex with them?

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What if all gems on gemmers could only be seen by templars/soldiers and were invisible to everyone else?

There'd be a lot more dead mundane raiders and thugs.

What if the gems made the wearers invisible?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: jstorrie on April 01, 2011, 04:35:09 AM
There'd be a lot more dead mundane raiders and thugs.

What if the only spellcasters in Zalanthas were Allanaki templars, powerful Dragonthralls, and sorcerors?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Feco on April 01, 2011, 09:50:51 AM
There'd be a lot more dead mundane raiders and thugs.

What if the only spellcasters in Zalanthas were Allanaki templars, powerful Dragonthralls, and sorcerors?

A lot of players would be upset they couldn't play magickers, but ultimately, magick would be that much more scary.

Oh, and parties.  They would all get together and have parties.  Just like the Gypsies... (fuckin' waterslide)

What if there's a graveyard room with all the PCs who ever died in it?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Mooney on April 01, 2011, 11:44:02 AM
Death would no longer be as devastating, like how you tell kiddies Grandma's up in the sky, and warriors IG would dream of something like Valhalla, etc. OOCly it'd be a super walk down memory lane.


What if it was coded that you could break bones?

Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on April 01, 2011, 02:56:05 PM
Death would no longer be as devastating, like how you tell kiddies Grandma's up in the sky, and warriors IG would dream of something like Valhalla, etc. OOCly it'd be a super walk down memory lane.


What if it was coded that you could break bones?

Raiders would hang out at the bottom of the shield wall or other deep holes by Allanak, and taunt the broken-legged bynners before stealing their stuff.

What if magickers cast with their toes instead of hands?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: valeria on April 01, 2011, 03:58:26 PM
What if magickers cast with their toes instead of hands?

Rogue magickers would be easier to figure out.

What if trees were actually a coded and limited resource around Tuluk?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: FantasyWriter on April 01, 2011, 11:36:02 PM
It would look like Allanak by now.

What if the 'great flood' had happened to Nak instead of Tuluk?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: MeTekillot on April 01, 2011, 11:51:00 PM
It would look like Allanak by now.

What if the 'great flood' had happened to Nak instead of Tuluk?

MUD. MUD EVERYWHERE.

What if the fire-rain happened in Tuluk?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Gunnerblaster on April 01, 2011, 11:53:02 PM
It would look like Allanak by now.

What if the 'great flood' had happened to Nak instead of Tuluk?

MUD. MUD EVERYWHERE.

What if the fire-rain happened in Tuluk?
It would've burned down to the ground.

What if the Zombie apocalypse theory is the way Armageddon 1.0 ends?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on April 02, 2011, 12:00:40 AM
MUD. MUD EVERYWHERE.

What if the fire-rain happened in Tuluk?

There'd be no more forest, or grasslands. Everything would be covered in ash and char. Tuluki would have lost it's entire trade basis; no more wood, no more animals for everyone to hunt, no more cotton picking. It would be a nightmare. Dasari would be completely ruined. The city would be in a state of chaos. There'd be starvation because all of the food and plants would just be gone, all burnt away. The rich culture would largely fall apart as people scrambled to survive. Refugees would pour into Luirs. Furthermore, the Known would have a huge die off in the population. Even if you assume the fire mountain didn't happen in Allanak, Red Storm East giants would have happened, starting a famine there. Kurac would close it's gates to keep out the refugees, and both city states, driven to desperation, would look for places to invade. They might try taking over Kurac, or the Mantis Valley. This would lead to disastrous results. Armageddon would be facing Armageddon.

What if the Zombie apocalypse theory is the way Armageddon 1.0 ends?

Arm 2 would occur on an island in the silt sea, because zombies can't swim in silt.


What if instead of Tuluk having a kyrl issue, all spiders in the south were replaced with kyrl?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Gunnerblaster on April 03, 2011, 12:00:33 AM
Arm 2 would occur on an island in the silt sea, because zombies can't swim in silt.


What if instead of Tuluk having a kyrl issue, all spiders in the south were replaced with kyrl?
Not much would change?

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Clearing his throat and spitting out a large wad of phlegm into the sand, the leathery, heavily scarred man says in southern-accented sirihish,
   "Hmph. Seems dem Scrab gone'en got'emselves sum black shells."

What if an unknown army of silt pirates swept forth from the silt sea - Attacking and raiding Red Storm and as far as Allanak?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cutthroat on April 03, 2011, 09:15:23 AM
What if an unknown army of silt pirates swept forth from the silt sea - Attacking and raiding Red Storm and as far as Allanak?

The templars would say they are vying to be king of Allanak... and call them vie-kings. The Vie-kings would then ask the templars if there were any other undefended coastal towns around here (out of curiosity, of course) and be directed to Red Storm East.

What if Tektolnes keeps a collection of chalton leather boots, and promotes the templars that harvest the most boots from citizens every year?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Mazy on April 05, 2011, 03:03:33 PM
What if Tektolnes keeps a collection of chalton leather boots, and promotes the templars that harvest the most boots from citizens every year?

Then the demand curve for chalton boots would shoot up to astronomical. Anyone who could tribute their precious chalton boots would be granted 'protection' by the templars they gave to. Infighting in the southern nobility would increase, but the lines between races would be shattered forever. With the glass ceiling broken, we would see half-giant templars, breed templars, maybe a few angry war beetle templars, and a silt horror or two. Anything that could bring in a steady stream of chalton would be welcomed!

What if kyrl, raptors, and spiders were playable races?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Dar on April 05, 2011, 04:41:25 PM
We would be blessed with the presence of an Fme Kryl. Then again, I guess they're all fme already, its just their ways of propagation is a little different.

What if Utep pronounced a waleuk a holy day in remembrance of the Halfling extinction and made cannibalism not only legal, but encouraged, and even a matter of good taste and class.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: EvilRoeSlade on April 05, 2011, 05:52:50 PM
Tulukis would need to have coded babies again.  They would be for sale in baby shops for thousands of sid.

What if one day everyone logged in to find that they were playing... the first character they ever created.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Reiteration on April 05, 2011, 06:00:09 PM
Tulukis would need to have coded babies again.  They would be for sale in baby shops for thousands of sid.

What if one day everyone logged in to find that they were playing... the first character they ever created.

I'd find myself dieing again to the shopkeeper I tried to steal from.

What if all the magickers in the realm decided they would team up and make their own super special magick city?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Riev on April 05, 2011, 06:34:48 PM
What if all the magickers in the realm decided they would team up and make their own super special magick city?

Nothing would ever get done, and there would be no money to be made. All rukkians would be force to build buildings in a day, vivs would be chained to walls, making water, and the entire city would be owned by a triumvir of a Krathi, a Drovian, and an Elkran. As such, all motions require 3/3 votes, and since the most they ever get is 2/3, the system crumbles.


What if, by using the Way, you could actually speak to animals, and not just get "their mind is too foreign"?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Mazy on April 05, 2011, 06:54:47 PM
What if, by using the Way, you could actually speak to animals, and not just get "their mind is too foreign"?
Then animals could speak back, too!
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A foreign presence contacts your mind.

A sandy-brown mekillot sends you a telepathic message:
     "OMNOMNOM!"

A sandy-brown mekillot sends you a telepathic message:
     "(ooc: mistell, sorry)"

You sense a foreign presence withdraw from your mind.

What if that happened to you while you were in the Salt Flats?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on April 05, 2011, 06:58:02 PM
I'd contact it back

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You send a telepathic message to a sandy-brown mekillot:
     "WHARRGARBLE!"

What if a Kryl hit on you ICly?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Rhyden on April 05, 2011, 07:07:32 PM
I'd be stunned.

What if gith hung out at bars?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cutthroat on April 05, 2011, 07:38:11 PM
What if gith hung out at bars?

There are 10 messages on the board.
1 : [Tue Apr 5 16:37:12 2011] The Laws of New Githanak (Nyr)
2 : [Wed Apr 6 15:06:02 2011] House Kadius seeks gith bandage-makers
3 : [Thu Apr 7 23:59:19 2011] All the gith freed from the Arena!!!
4 : [Fri Apr 8 01:20:05 2011] A gith mocks Samos in front of templars... hilarity ensues
5 : [Sat Apr 9 22:17:38 2011] Point: Gith eat too many of us.
6 : [Sat Apr 9 23:13:46 2011] Counter-Point: Some gith are better leaders than most blue-robes.
7 : [Sun Apr 10 14:23:30 2011] Sharp-eyed prostitute: was she a secret gith all this time?!
8 : [Mon Apr 11 19:23:01 2011] "Throw Spears at Elf" Replaces Hardscrabble... Elves Not Amused
9 : [Tue Apr 12 21:33:27 2011] Allanak's new primary export: gith gear?
10: [Wed Apr 13 23:38:17 2011] If you're a gith, plz don't read this: AoD RPT (Apr. 20)


What if a single gun and many bullets loaded in a random room of the game?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: valeria on April 05, 2011, 09:08:40 PM
What if a single gun and many bullets loaded in a random room of the game?

Melted down for the metal immediately.  Followed by a subsequent spike of mastercraft submissions.

What if the Sorcerer Kings suddenly turned into Sorcerer Queens?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Is Friday on April 05, 2011, 09:10:45 PM
Melted down for the metal immediately.  Followed by a subsequent spike of mastercraft submissions.

What if the Sorcerer Kings suddenly turned into Sorcerer Queens?
The Bloodiest Few Days War would commence.

What if Tektolnes had door-to-door Jehovah's Witness-like salesmen that tried converting tribes/villages?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Majikal on April 05, 2011, 09:26:18 PM
What if the Sorcerer Kings suddenly turned into Sorcerer Queens?
The Bloodiest Few Days War would commence.

What if Tektolnes had door-to-door Jehovah's Witness-like salesmen that tried converting tribes/villages?

Jehovah's witnesses already have enough trouble staying alive knocking on apartment doors in some neighborhoods. In arm? Fucking toasted. Apartment ganks ftw.

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A sillk-clad servant of the highlord arrives from the nroth.

you close the door.
you lock the door with a red key.

you say ooc: "consent for graphic sexual and brutal torture scene?"

l bed
On a big bloodied bed (here):
a few bodies of silk-clad servants of the highlord are here
a blue-tassled pillow

What if dwarves were extinct instead of kanks?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on April 05, 2011, 09:36:22 PM
What if dwarves were extinct instead of kanks?

Borsail and Winrothol would be screwed. They'd still be able to make other slaves, but no more muls! Also, fighting Houses which employ dwarves and the Byn would have a sudden lack of firepower. This would lead to a new cross breed, between half-giants and humans. Sadly, since there's no way that could work magickally, House Oash would get all the benefit from that, and finally take Borsail's place as first house.

What if human births started to decline, making elves the most populous race?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Gunnerblaster on April 05, 2011, 10:29:40 PM
Quote from: Taven
What if human births started to decline, making elves the most populous race?
More elven slaves.

What if someone formed the first Heavy metal band in Armageddon?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: MeTekillot on April 06, 2011, 01:03:33 AM
Quote from: Taven
What if human births started to decline, making elves the most populous race?
More elven slaves.

What if someone formed the first Heavy metal band in Armageddon?

They would be instantly killed and have their weapons smelted down to make swords for templars.

What if you could learn skills from NPCs for a certain amount of obsidian coins?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Salt Merchant on April 06, 2011, 07:31:22 PM
What if you could learn skills from NPCs for a certain amount of obsidian coins?

Then people would forage like mad to deposit coins in the skill dispensers.

What would happen if a McDonalds tried to open in Allanak?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: HavokBlue on April 06, 2011, 08:07:49 PM
They'd be in competition with the Labyrinth for 'shittiest food of all time'.

What if desert elves were actually half-elf, half-carru centaurs?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Marc on April 06, 2011, 09:34:16 PM
They'd be in competition with the Labyrinth for 'shittiest food of all time'.

What if desert elves were actually half-elf, half-carru centaurs?

There wouldn't have been any complaining when Charge was implemented from that sector.

What if Tektolnes decided bridges were better than walls, destroyed naks, and built a bridge across (?) the silt sea?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: MeTekillot on April 06, 2011, 09:46:25 PM
They'd be in competition with the Labyrinth for 'shittiest food of all time'.

What if desert elves were actually half-elf, half-carru centaurs?

There wouldn't have been any complaining when Charge was implemented from that sector.

What if Tektolnes decided bridges were better than walls, destroyed naks, and built a bridge across (?) the silt sea?

People would crowd to join the Byn, more than they already do, to get some protection from potshot gith-spears.

What if Allanak and Tuluk suddenly formulated a truce, and built a co-operatively owned city state in the middle of the Red Desert?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: a strange shadow on April 06, 2011, 09:47:30 PM
The game would suddenly get 100% more awesome due to increased player density and inner-circle power struggles.

What if NPC AI was flawless?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Gunnerblaster on April 06, 2011, 10:29:40 PM
The game would suddenly get 100% more awesome due to increased player density and inner-circle power struggles.

What if NPC AI was flawless?
The matrix.

What if Steinal rose from the sands and Valasurus wtf-pwned Tektolnes and Muk Utep?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: HavokBlue on April 06, 2011, 11:11:11 PM
Everyone would be wearing pale blue to Luirsfest.

What if scrabs looked like obsidian deposits from a distance?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: SMuz on April 07, 2011, 02:53:55 AM
Individual obsidian miners would go down drastically. Obsidian would be harder to get, pay would probably go up from 10%-50%. People would start grouping up to mine obsidian.

What if someone created mutated elf slaves like those blue thingies in Avatar to replace muls?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: a strange shadow on April 07, 2011, 03:46:24 AM
Everyone would suddenly develop a "secret" fetish for elfmuls and live out their fantasies of fucking an Avatar alien.

What if the Dragon was once just a very small boy who liked to tear the wings off of kankflies, and you were his babysitter?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Ampere on April 07, 2011, 05:10:28 AM
Everyone would suddenly develop a "secret" fetish for elfmuls and live out their fantasies of fucking an Avatar alien.

What if the Dragon was once just a very small boy who liked to tear the wings off of kankflies, and you were his babysitter?

Christopher Walken - Dead Zone.


What if it was culturally acceptable/common for men to breastfeed?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Spice Spice Baby on April 07, 2011, 05:20:12 AM
What if it was culturally acceptable/common for men to breastfeed?

Then we'd all have to take RP lessons from you.



What if the mantis of Zalanthas were actually a reclusive tribe of technologically elite humans in chitin powersuits?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: SMuz on April 07, 2011, 06:55:56 AM
It wouldn't matter anyway, since our bone skinning knives would ineptly hack those powersuits to pieces. There might be a few more magickers hired to wipe them out too.

What if Armageddon was pay to play?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Qzzrbl on April 07, 2011, 07:06:15 AM
It wouldn't matter anyway, since our bone skinning knives would ineptly hack those powersuits to pieces. There might be a few more magickers hired to wipe them out too.

What if Armageddon was pay to play?

The staff would either:

A. Have more money than they know what to do with.
B. Realize it was a bad idea and make it free to play again.


What if Undertuluk dried back up and became habitable once more?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Salt Merchant on April 07, 2011, 03:20:54 PM
What if Undertuluk dried back up and became habitable once more?

Rogue magickers would resume going there to die to elves.

What if a mad defiler were to succeed in crossbreeding dwarves and gith, and called his new minions "orcs"?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: HavokBlue on April 07, 2011, 03:30:30 PM
"They're taking the halflings to Allanak!"


What if you could purchase a hang glider/flying machine that gave your mundane PC the ability to fly?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on April 07, 2011, 08:36:10 PM
"They're taking the halflings to Allanak!"


What if you could purchase a hang glider/flying machine that gave your mundane PC the ability to fly?

Whirans would have sky raiding, since nobody but them would be able to use weapons or cast while flying, since they would have to focus on the machine. People would treat flying as very risky.

What if templars had the option to customize their robes, color and style wise?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on April 09, 2011, 06:28:38 PM
"They're taking the halflings to Allanak!"


What if you could purchase a hang glider/flying machine that gave your mundane PC the ability to fly?

Whirans would have sky raiding, since nobody but them would be able to use weapons or cast while flying, since they would have to focus on the machine. People would treat flying as very risky.

What if templars had the option to customize their robes, color and style wise?

You'd see a lot more black robes running around Allanak...

What if Tektolnes, for one day, did nothing but stand in the Gaj and watch people interact... SEKRITLY?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: FantasyWriter on April 09, 2011, 07:32:02 PM
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A strange blur is here watching people spam-listen and whine about seeing lowlifes in the lowlife bar.

>l blur
YOUR EYES FALL OUT OF YOUR HEAD!!!

Welcome to Armageddon!

(c) Disconnect from character

What if all the Tuluki templars woke up in Allanak one morning and Nak's in Tuluk?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on April 11, 2011, 02:34:42 AM
... People would be butchered left and right in Tuluk, while in Allanak people would disappear left and right. Eventually, Tek and Muk Utep would get sick of the bullshit and swap Templars.

What if you could play as a Black Robe?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: lordcooper on April 11, 2011, 10:32:37 AM
I'd just have to try and kill Tek.  Basically, the character wold be very short-lived.

What if both Sorcerer Kings died simultaneously, of natural causes?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: HavokBlue on April 11, 2011, 10:50:57 AM
It would be covered up by the Templarate and things would be business as usual.

What if delves got dirt bikes?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Marshmellow on April 11, 2011, 11:51:34 AM
They'd sell them for all of Allanak if they could drag them somewhere to sell them.

What if the three moons thing was a transition to a Dragonlance style magick system?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Riev on April 11, 2011, 04:14:59 PM
What if the three moons thing was a transition to a Dragonlance style magick system?

You'd see a crap ton of Raistlin Majere-types running around, and only a few leet magickers running around as Dalamar the Dark. Permadeath, my ass!

What if each city state had one, long-lived PC in their state Militia that everyone got behind for every RPT?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: a strange shadow on April 11, 2011, 04:24:53 PM
Everyone would target the long-lived PC and dog-pile them until they were dead.

What if we had 500+ players at peak?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: MeTekillot on April 11, 2011, 04:36:12 PM
Everyone would target the long-lived PC and dog-pile them until they were dead.

What if we had 500+ players at peak?

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The Gladiator and the Gaj Tavern -- Main Room [N, E, S, Quit]
   This common room composes the bulk of the Gladiator and the Gaj
Tavern, a bustling establishment founded in the Year of Suk-Krath's
Defiance of the 19th age.  A cacophony of sounds fills the inn, from the
busy murmur of the many merchants that frequent the location to the
howling of the crowd, greeting the arriving news of the latest arena
fight, to the drunken whine of the hundreds of commonfolk that have made
the place famous.  Stout wooden beams support the paneled roof of the
room, each bearing many drawings carved by the patrons of the tavern.
An agafari-wood bar dominates the western side of the room, the shelves
behind it supporting the weight of many alcoholic beverages.  Wood and
stone tables with matching chairs are strewn all over the chamber in
clusters as to allow waiters and waitresses to circulate with ease.  A
raised platform has been erected in the northeastern corner for the
messengers and hawkers hired by the establishment that relay the latest
news from the arena.
   To the north, a scarred tarp of carru hide leads out onto the busy
Caravan Way.  Flickering yellow and orange light spills out from the
southern room of the tavern, where the meals are prepared and where
travelers may roast their raw meat for free.  Eastwards lies the public
sleeping area, while a door lies behind the bar, most likely a back
room.
A wall here is designated as a message board.
Many tressy-tressed maidens are standing here.
Several tall muscular men are standing here.
The big fat dude is standing here.
The sultry young girl is standing here.
The tale, moskular men is standing here.
The thick-bearded, half-giant soldier drinks some ale at the bar.
A sharp-eyed female prostitute slouches in a corner.
The towering, golden-haired half-giant is here, crouched beside a table.
The hairy, dark-skinned woman watches the room from beside the bar here.
The lean, sun-reddened woman laughs as she talks at a large table here.
A dark-skinned human barkeep stands behind the bar.
The brutally-scarred orange dwarf sits here at a table, drinking heavily.
The angular, silver-eyed man is here, leaning casually against a wall.

The tall, muscular man shouts, in sihirish:
      "selling a obsidins sword for 50 pieces pm me!!!!!!!"

the tressy-tressed maiden says in sihirish:
     "psi no i don't want to cyber with you"

The tall, muscular man says in sihirish:
     "hold on guys wait i'm starving"
And so began the fall of Armageddon.

What if the staff reverted back to the "Coming Soon..." stories for 2.Arm, basing the game around those times?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Salt Merchant on April 11, 2011, 05:48:56 PM
What if the staff reverted back to the "Coming Soon..." stories for 2.Arm, basing the game around those times?

Then monkeys would fly out of my butt.

What would happen if Red Storm turned into a matriarchy?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Gunnerblaster on April 11, 2011, 09:52:24 PM
What would happen if Red Storm turned into a matriarchy?
Red Storm - Ruled by the Sand Lord Lady.

What if all of Zalanthas was ruled by their own respective Matriarchs?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on April 11, 2011, 10:03:43 PM
... Major drama from Sorcerer Queens would ensue, and we don't want that.

What if... YOU ACTUALLY WON THE GAME(Armageddon)
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: EvilRoeSlade on April 12, 2011, 02:18:57 AM
I'd make a bragging post on the GDB and start a new game +.

What if Superman arrived on Zalanthas, determine to set right any wrong he discovered?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Potaje on April 12, 2011, 02:51:43 AM
I'd make a bragging post on the GDB and start a new game +.

What if Superman arrived on Zalanthas, determine to set right any wrong he discovered?

I would wish up for a quiver full of kryptinite arrows after maxing my ranger archer, wear all green and call myself the green arrow.

What if the "dragon" was amongst us, in a red dress and loved show tunes?

[edited] (English dammit, do you speak it?)
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Yasbusta on April 12, 2011, 04:39:54 AM
I'd make a bragging post on the GDB and start a new game +.

What if Superman arrived on Zalanthas, determine to set right any wrong he discovered?

I would wish up for a quiver full of kryptinite arrows after maxing my ranger archer, wear all green and call myself the green arrow.

What is was amongst us, in a red dress and love shown tunes?

I would be thoroughly confused and decide to relearn English, wait a moment, thats what I'm doing right now, being confused.




What if Potaje posted on the gdb and played arm when awake instead of asleep?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on April 13, 2011, 08:08:16 PM
I would be thoroughly confused and decide to relearn English, wait a moment, thats what I'm doing right now, being confused.

What if Potaje posted on the gdb and played arm when awake instead of asleep?

Then we wouldn't have GDBers making questions that have nothing to do with Arm that pick on players.

What if everyone in Allanak was legally required to clean a templar's boots with their tongue before speaking to that templar?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: SMuz on April 13, 2011, 11:45:58 PM
There would be a lot more commoners making sure that the streets are clean of shit so that a templar doesn't step on one.

What if Armageddon released the source code after Arm Reborn is finished, so that other people could build RPIs based on the Arm code?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on April 14, 2011, 01:41:38 AM
You'd see a lot of really bad things like

Armagdon
Armgdon
armagedon
arm
hello kitty brutal style!

What if somehow, us all playing Arm meant we were related IRL?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: a strange shadow on April 14, 2011, 01:45:26 AM
Armageddon player hookups would become 200% more disturbing.

What if Zalanthas was really Mars?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Erythil on April 14, 2011, 02:32:03 AM
I would demand IMMEDIATE implementation of Barsoom adventures just outside of the Known.

What if Tektolnes had an elite force of different-colored Templar named for animals...who transformed in a highly practiced sequence?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Jingo on April 14, 2011, 02:51:12 AM
I would demand IMMEDIATE implementation of Barsoom adventures just outside of the Known.

What if Tektolnes had an elite force of different-colored Templar named for animals...who transformed in a highly practiced sequence?

Kadius would make a huge profit selling rubber suits for each monster (abomination?) of the week.

What if all female pcs were actually played by females?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: SMuz on April 14, 2011, 03:08:05 AM
There would be much less female PCs, especially as some females would be playing males. Then more people would start playing homosexual males.

What if there were four moons?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cindy42 on April 14, 2011, 06:12:52 AM
There would be much less female PCs, especially as some females would be playing males. Then more people would start playing homosexual males.

What if there were four moons?

Someone would end up getting pissed off at the increased number of moons (probably Muk because he hates weird things) and shoot down lirathu and jihae because those two obviously enjoyed increasing the moon population.

What if animals could be born as 'gickers and mindbenders?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Marshmellow on April 14, 2011, 03:11:50 PM
Some creatures would be just as awesome as they are in Dark Sun.

What if f-me's finally went the way of the dinosaur?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Mooney on April 14, 2011, 03:25:45 PM
Some creatures would be just as awesome as they are in Dark Sun.

What if f-me's finally went the way of the dinosaur?

We'd see an escalation in the amount of serial-flirting with anything no matter how pocked, crippled, or smelly. The griping over that would also shoot way up.

What if mounts were tamed and carried aroundable in magicked orbs like pokemon?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: HavokBlue on April 14, 2011, 04:17:38 PM
The Byn would save a buttload of sid from stabling fees.

What if rat NPCs could be found in commonly traveled parts of the cities?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Delusion on April 14, 2011, 04:42:17 PM
Someone with a taste for newbie boots would create a PC with 'rat' as a keyword.

What if the Sand Lord were to hold an annual barbecue and market it as the Luirsfest of the far south?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: MeTekillot on April 14, 2011, 05:59:30 PM
Someone with a taste for newbie boots would create a PC with 'rat' as a keyword.

What if the Sand Lord were to hold an annual barbecue and market it as the Luirsfest of the far south?

There would be an increase in silt horror sightings as people You stumble around and lose your bearings. right into the silt, the scent of decaying newbie flesh in the sand attracting them.

What if you could temporarily revoke clan status?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on April 14, 2011, 09:25:33 PM
There would be an increase in silt horror sightings as people You stumble around and lose your bearings. right into the silt, the scent of decaying newbie flesh in the sand attracting them.

What if you could temporarily revoke clan status?

More militia PCs would do this when they want to have someone assassinated in a backroom, without getting their assassin buddy insta crime coded.

What if Allanak's remaining farming village grew to the size of Red Storm, and could be picked as a starting location?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: SMuz on April 14, 2011, 11:19:26 PM
There would be much less "farm boy" backgrounds starting out in Allanak.

What if one of the cities decided to make literacy legal and a commoner right?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Gunnerblaster on April 14, 2011, 11:30:28 PM
There would be much less "farm boy" backgrounds starting out in Allanak.

What if one of the cities decided to make literacy legal and a commoner right?
The other city-state would, quickly realizing the threat to their own reign and control over their citizens, assemble and attack the other city.

What if, at every late night, demons of varying sizes and abilities arose from the earth's surface to lay siege to every known settlement until the coming of the dawn - where they then dispersed into a fine mist and returned to the grounds?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: lordcooper on April 14, 2011, 11:39:01 PM
The skinny, rune-painted man would wage war upon them.

What if Gandalf strode through Tuluk.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: a strange shadow on April 14, 2011, 11:41:39 PM
The Lirathans would invite him into the Pyramid for tea.

That was the last anyone heard of Gandalf, though Shadowfax has been seen trotting around town under care of the Precentor.

What if the Balrog attacked Allanak... wait...

Okay, what if Sauron walked into Allanak?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Gunnerblaster on April 15, 2011, 12:33:32 AM
Okay, what if Sauron walked into Allanak?
The commoners would bow before him, mistaking him for Tektolnes?

What if a Staff member, out of boredom, decided to herald a trio of adventurers into a quest to save the Known from destruction - Pitting them against hordes of difficult, yet never seemingly impossible foes to defeat, puzzles and riddles to solve, and cavern-like mazes to descend into - Stopping, along the way, to use the coins they looted from the corpses of their foes to pay random NPC traders who have been conveniently placed within the mazes to sell food, water, and better equipment?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: BleakOne on April 15, 2011, 01:13:03 AM
I'd bring my d20.

What if a zombifying virus spread amongst the Gith and they marched on Luir's Outpost during the gypsyfest?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: SMuz on April 15, 2011, 01:28:43 AM
Crossbow and blunt weapon sales would be at an all-time high. The T'zai Byn would be rich. Staff would be flooded with special apps for a zombified character if someone's character were killed as a zombie.

What if there were half as many rooms to walk through, but walking through them took twice as long and twice as much stamina?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Celest on April 15, 2011, 01:55:40 AM
Elves would become a lot more popular.

What if Tektolnes himself captured a Gith as a baby, trained it to speak Sirihish, made it a Templar, and then set it loose on the streets of Allanak for funsies?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Gunnerblaster on April 15, 2011, 02:15:07 AM
What if Tektolnes himself captured a Gith as a baby, trained it to speak Sirihish, made it a Templar, and then set it loose on the streets of Allanak for funsies?
No one would be able to tell the difference :P

What if people actually used crossbows?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Riev on April 15, 2011, 03:29:28 AM
What if people actually used crossbows?

Everyone would complain that slingshots need to be buffed to compensate.


What if you could become a sorceror, with any mundane character, by simply entering a room. But this room caused you to suffer delusions and immediately become a defiler, killing everyone you know and love?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Marshmellow on April 15, 2011, 05:34:50 AM
The eco score in the world would plummet even further.

What if they locked all races/classes except half-giant and pick-pocket?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on April 15, 2011, 12:35:09 PM
... Then Half-giants would have to mimic each other, except there's nobody for them to mimic, so everyone would stand around drooling dumbly.

What if, for one day, you could enter the game as your real life persona, but only in the Rinth, and you were fully equipped? And every persona was wearing a red bandana?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Gunnerblaster on April 15, 2011, 10:38:36 PM
... Then Half-giants would have to mimic each other, except there's nobody for them to mimic, so everyone would stand around drooling dumbly.

What if, for one day, you could enter the game as your real life persona, but only in the Rinth, and you were fully equipped? And every persona was wearing a red bandana?
I'd be backstabbin' the fuck out of you all :)

What if there was an in-game House of straight-up Ninja assassins that were both feared and respected?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on April 15, 2011, 10:54:45 PM
... Then Half-giants would have to mimic each other, except there's nobody for them to mimic, so everyone would stand around drooling dumbly.

What if, for one day, you could enter the game as your real life persona, but only in the Rinth, and you were fully equipped? And every persona was wearing a red bandana?
I'd be backstabbin' the fuck out of you all :)

What if there was an in-game House of straight-up Ninja assassins that were both feared and respected?

Assuming that there aren't clans that are close to this already... If it was a merchant House, in Tuluk it would have a northern-only policy (at least publicly) and nobody would much care, except it would (maybe) be easier to find assassins. An astounding amount of people would still get backstabbed while trying to mudsex them anyway. In Allanak, they would have issues with the Templarite, and be forced into the rinth, where inevitably they'd come into conflict with the Guild. Secretly, of course, the Allanaki templars would hire them all the time, to remove unwanted people. Actually, this all sounds remarkably similar to now.

What if Sath and Negean were open for play?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cutthroat on April 28, 2011, 06:39:50 PM
What if Sath and Negean were open for play?

The PCs would compete to write a history book in their city's favor. Sath would make it really obvious:

Quote
1516
All the True Blue and Red Robed templars were bored of pwning Tuluk, so they decided to stop occupying it, but only after peeing on the flowers. They just pretended to be dead to make those idiot Tulukis happy.

1596
Tuluk experienced the effects of not having White Robe Bottled Water. White Robe Bottled Water: The Water that Doesn't Try to Kill You For Drinking It. Nothing bad in Allanak happened that year, or in any other year either.

And Negean would be subtly subversive:

Quote
1395
Exactly one year after the beginning of the siege of Allanak, Tektolnes reappears in the guise of a dragon and breathes death upon the sieging army - the army ceases to exist. And that, my friends, is why the Sun King invented mint tea.

1575
Kanks die out, and their honey becomes non-existent. Despite saving large stockpiles of honey, restaurants in Allanak stop serving honied foods, because it's no fun eating honey when the animal you got it from isn't horribly suffering.

What if there was a critical fail for every skill (from analyze to woodworking, backstab to watch, and everything in between) that resulted in injury for the PC?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: FantasyWriter on April 28, 2011, 07:01:41 PM
>use sifter
You trip and fall face first into the shallow, but still-deep-enough-to-drown-you silty sand.
<mantishead>


What is someone else posted a cool answer to, "What if every skill had a critical fail that resulted in injury to the PC?"
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on April 28, 2011, 07:06:07 PM
>use sifter
You trip and fall face first into the shallow, but still-deep-enough-to-drown-you silty sand.
<mantishead>


What is someone else posted a cool answer to, "What if every skill had a critical fail that resulted in injury to the PC?"

>necksnap amos

 You try and snap the tall, muscular man's neck but fumble and snap your own!


Welcome to Armageddon!  '(mantishead)

What if it was possible to send anonymous way messages, and everyone could do it?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Ocotillo on April 28, 2011, 07:37:57 PM
What if it was possible to send anonymous way messages, and everyone could do it?

No one would ever play an f-me again.

What if you took every instance of "solo RP" in the recent discussion thread and replaced it with "anal sex?"
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Barzalene on April 28, 2011, 07:46:04 PM
What if it was possible to send anonymous way messages, and everyone could do it?

No one would ever play an f-me again.

What if you took every instance of "solo RP" in the recent discussion thread and replaced it with "anal sex?"

No one would ever play an f-me again.

What if your pc emoted biting everyone they didn't like?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on April 28, 2011, 08:13:05 PM
What if your pc emoted biting everyone they didn't like?

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The flamboyant templar exclaims in sirihish:
      "Kiss my boots!"

The tall muscular man kneels, then suddenly darts around the flamboyant templar, teeth locking into his ass in a mighty chomp!

The half-giant soldier exclaims in sirihish:
     "That's not a kiss!"

The dirt-haired soldier guy lets out a very girlish giggle.

The flamboyant templar howls in rage and pain!

What if there was a PC red robe templar who only kanked ugly people missing limbs?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cindy42 on April 30, 2011, 03:22:48 AM
What if there was a PC red robe templar who only kanked ugly people missing limbs?

Be a lot of limbs tossed somewhere in a pile west of Tuluk, and kryl would learn to come there. If they came early, they could eat whole soldiers, too. That templar would single-handedly but only moderately at best, depending on his hormone level, increase the kryl population.

What if the Silt Sea went away, leaving ground, knee-high or at highest, shoulder-high silt all through the sea?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on April 30, 2011, 12:14:03 PM
What if there was a PC red robe templar who only kanked ugly people missing limbs?

Be a lot of limbs tossed somewhere in a pile west of Tuluk, and kryl would learn to come there. If they came early, they could eat whole soldiers, too. That templar would single-handedly but only moderately at best, depending on his hormone level, increase the kryl population.

What if the Silt Sea went away, leaving ground, knee-high or at highest, shoulder-high silt all through the sea?

I actually meant a red robe Templar as in an Allanaki Great Lord Templar, who are generally referred to as red robes. Jihaens also have red robes, of course, but they're not generally called red robes. Finally, a Tuluki templar is sort of limited in who they can kank, and those people wouldn't get their limbs cut off.

To answer your question... The silt horrors would have nowhere to hide anymore, but instead of dying out, they'd pretend to be small islands on which your tired PC could rest. This would work well, until a tentacle wrapped around their leg and proceeded to pull them under. Skimmers would be easier for anyone to pilot, because you could just push them while walking. They'd be primarily a place to rest and regain stamina, but pushing them around would drain an extra 1 stamina per room. Also, we'd see a lot more giants. Red Storm proper would get infested with them, and then they'd start hassling grebbers. Mainly by accidentally stepping on them when trying to tame mekillots for mounts.

What if Tektolnes decided to compete with Muk Utep, and instead of having a Grey Hunt that made nobles, he had a Black Hunt that made templars?

Title: Taven's long post
Post by: Taven on May 30, 2011, 11:09:44 PM
I'm bored. Thus, I am writing a long post. Luckily, I am not doing another version of "It's Friday" for a different clan.

Taven's What If Answers - Page #1
(Based on this thread) (http://www.zalanthas.org/gdb/index.php/topic,40858.0.html)



How different would the IG world be if muls were able to breed?

Well, it depends on if you're assuming that they were always able to breed, or if they suddenly gain the ability to breed.

If they were always able to breed: The ability to breed doesn't equate to freedom. Due to their psychology and power, the vast majority of muls would still be enslaved. Dwarves, for example, are able to breed on their own and yet 65% of dwarves in Allanak and Tuluk are slaves (http://www.zalanthas.org/gdb/index.php/topic,21822.msg234146.html#msg234146). Muls would be much the same, only due to the danger of their rages, this percentage would be even higher. City states would likely keep very close tabs on muls and it might even be illegal for two muls to reproduce. Thus, houses like Borsail and Winrothol would still exist. After all, just because muls and reproduce doesn't mean that their breeding would be the best, or that they would have the training to maintain control. Likely, these houses would push to control muls as much as possible, or even enslave all muls. These attempts would both fail, as such a verdict would make both houses too strong.

If they suddenly gained the ability to breed: Borsail and Winrothol would both initially take massive hits. In the south, this would cause a scramble by House Kasix to take up mul breeding. Borsail and Kasix would both put strong pressures on the Templarate to clamp down on any "wild" mul breeding. This might lead to a conflict with Storm, but it would be abandoned due to Storm being a primary source of food. It might later cause a war if Allanak's food crisis was ever solved. Meanwhile, Oash would team up with Kasix to plot the fall of Borsail, already weakened by the loss of their estate in the Gith War. They might get enough support to de-House Borsail as a House, and spread the remaining members up amongst the other Houses. This would cause huge chaos, and the ultimate result depends on Borsail's remaining political power. It would cause a lot of interesting political role-play.

What if braxat were a playable race?

Quote from: helpfile for braxat
   These large, dangerous beasts resemble something akin to a half-giant,
but far more bestial. They walk bipedally, and their clawed hands are
capable of wielding weapons. However, a thick protective shell covers their
backs, pushing them forward into a ghastly hunch, and their hides are thick
and tough. Being vaguely humanoid looking creatures, they are prized in the
arena; a common initial attack is a charge with their horned heads lowered.

This would have a significant impact in tribal relations. It would also be a karma race, and have rich documentation. It would lead to lots of debate on the GDB, accusations of improper RP, and staff loving this clan too much. So, pretty much it would just be like any other feature of the game.

What if the 'rinth was hanging off of Tuluk's ass instead of Allanak's?

Quote from: what you know - The labyrinth
life is a constant struggle in the 'rinth. Resources, food, and money are scarcer here than in any other city in the Known World. Naturally, this leads to "competition" for whatever is available in the alleys. As the militia of the city do not dare enter the alleys, this desperate competition can take the form of threats, intimidation, or outright violence. This is not to say, however, that all 'rinthers are psychopathic mass-murderers. Creating a 'rinther character does not give you licence to go on a killing spree through the alleys. If a lone person was to gain such a reputation it is likely that he or she would be dealt with by a number of "concerned citizens". Wild gangs do indeed roam the streets but the majority of inhabitants are just trying to get by - however they can. Murder is an everyday occurrence but far more common activities are scavenging, stealing, pick-pocketing, mugging, scamming, black market/spice dealing, etc. Although much of the Allanaki economy has gone underground and the 'rinth is where many of the city's small to medium-sized business contracts are negotiated, this knowledge might not be well known to the average inhabitant. What is evident, however, is that money does trickle into the alleys and at least some of the residents can afford an ale or two occasionally in a local alley tavern.

If the Rinth was in Tuluk, it wouldn't be able to do illegal spice deals. It would also arguably be harder to do contracts over killing people, since this is legal in Tuluk provided you register properly. Arguably a rinth-like place did work with UnderTuluk, somewhat, but I think that the dynamics are very different (I could be wrong?). Since you already have legal sneakies and shadies, they'd inevitably get into the Labyrinth and deal with the not-legal ones, and be paid by the Faithful to do so. Arguably this could also happen in Allanak and doesn't, but they don't have legalized assassinations, so the rinth serves an important function in that regard. In Tuluk, you might get more rogue magickers in the rinth. Except, I don't see this getting to high levels, because the Faithful would wipe it out. However, someone more familiar with the Rinth and UnderTuluk before it flooded could probably make a better speculation on this one.

What if Qzzrbl, Synthesis, and Yam all had a love child, and it was a halfling raised by Tuluki social standards?

It would be a sneaky who had a really long name and some sort of odd sexual quirk, and would be required to register before killing and eating people with the Templarate. Also, it would be the only halfling in existence, so it would soon collect a legion of crazy dwarves to fight over it. Some would want to protect it, some would want to clone it, some would want to kill it and exterminate the halfling race, while others would want to kill it to preserve it and stuff it. Ultimately a sorcerer played by X-D would get involved, and all of Zalanthas would quake in fear.

What if all the clans that have been closed in the past 5 RL years were reopened?

I don't know what these clans are, however, I speculate that if they were all opened, we'd have more issues with players being too spread out then we already do. Also, it would lead to great fuss on the GDB about imbalance, specific things about raiding tribes and not emoting, etc etc etc.

What if every new PC started with all their starting main guild skills at Journeyman or better?

The GDB would have lots of support, complaint, and input about it. Nobody would bother with joining the byn for training because they'd already have it, causing a large drop in the Byn's population. Many players would appreciate it because it would cause less grind, while others would complain that this made it easier for people to twink and max out their skills faster. Ultimately staff would just secretly buff up NPCs so that your skills were like starting out at novice.

What if Armageddon had a playerbase ten times as large?

Taverns would actually be full on a regular basis, and it would be impossible to sit at a table alone and play the cool/mysterious sort. Tuluk and Allanak would both have another tavern added, and taverns would actually have the proper people volume of the right sort. We'd have more nobles for political role-play, and previously unopened houses would be opened. While this initially seems nice, the x10 factor is actually too much, and everyday would be like an RPT in terms of spam volume. This would cause a large number of people to quit, until things evened out. There'd be an increase in apartments, and on any given day in Luirs or Storm you'd have a full bar. The places with room descriptions that refer to the rare hunter going there might actually have the rare hunter going there, instead of being completely obscure.a

What if Armageddon had a playerbase ten times smaller?

Well, instead of a peak at 50, we'd have a peak at about 5, tops, so there really wouldn't be much life in the game at all. Those five would also probably be at least half staff. We wouldn't have a game.

What if there was a bug that started spawning new characters with steel-toed boots?

I've actually seen a newish character walking around in boots with silver in them before.

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<worn on feet>           a pair of black, braxat-hide boots

  This pair of sturdy, black-dyed boots has been made from the
tough hide of a braxat.  The soles have been reinforced with a
thin layer of silver to provide support for the feet.  A very
small sheath-like pocket has been sewn on one side of the boots.

I submitted a question request to staff, and they fixed it. Likely, staff would have to spend a great deal of time fixing things. However, responsible players wouldn't act on it.

What would happen if karma went away?

Cindy could finally play an elkrosian, or a mindbender.

What if the mighty Tektolnes in a moment of weakness decided he was wrong and unburied steinel?

Well, everyone would still be dead, or at the very least undead. We'd have a lot of PCs who would go explore it, however. Ultimately, Allanak would just try to take over the space, and it would likely become another part of the city-state. Over thousands of years, it might develop it's own culture and a sort of sub-nobility based off of all the main houses. It could be neat!

What if some tribes of elves had wings?

The city-states would have more people capable of archery, since they'd get a lot of practice with all the crazy skinnies flying over. Also, gemmed whirans would have a much harder time of things like lurking over the tablelands, because you'd have flying elf rangers with super keen eagle eyes to pick you out. They'd use gems like jingle bells.

What is silk wearing by commoners were a capital offense?

You'd get less aides who were draped head to toe in it, and less people hanging out in the Gaj in it. However, a number of groups would take offense, such as the gypsies and Kadius. Ultimately, silk would then have specific rules about how much you could wear and what it meant. It would be like back in the day in England, and simply looking at someone would tell you their exact station and class. Unless they were Fale, because Fales are just troublesome.a

What if all the kanks came back...with a vengeance?

They'd act like a plague of locust. Allanak would be doomed, because it has nothing to eat anyway.

What if the dragon never existed?

Well, early history would be changed, much of Tuluk would never be destroyed, and plots would be significantly different. FIND OUT IC?!

What if half-giants were brilliant?

They'd actually be able to have everything resized for them, and would slowly begin to dominate the city-states. Humans would only win out in the upper tiers of things, since no half-giant could ever be a noble (Hlum half-giants would be forbidden) or a Templar. The sorcerer things would ensure it. However, the Great Merchant Houses would be replaced by half-giants, because they'd slowly subvert everything and gain control. Also, eventually a half-giant sorcerer would rise and a third city state would be founded. Additionally, everyone would want to play a half-giant.

What if a Mul was born to a free dwarf who raised the Mul similarly free (keeping it from the cities)?

Well, it would behave pretty much the same. Psychologically speaking, it would have all the same issues. It would have a bondmate, like a set schedule, have the potential for rages, and not be inclined to differ much.

What if female dwarf, mul and half-giant PCs were as common as the males?

People would still heap lots of gifts upon them, to try and lure them to bed. Also, the attempts to get large orgies would be more common. However, you'd also have some dedicated female players who refused to accept gifts, or did a role reversal, and gave males gifts. Ultimately, however, they would be the minority, and earth-like customs would continue to seep in to Zalanthas because male PCs would continue to want to be layed, and female PCs in a Zalanthian way, would be willing to scam them and play them for all they're worth.

What if mudsex were coded?

People would pre-type emotes to fit it all in to the 10 min RL time slot and they'd also prioritize endurance. Sexual ability would be a skill you grew more proficient in, and many players would demand to start off better then "novice" because a 20-year old PC would have had prior sexual experience. Staff would allow bumps based on role-play logs, which some players would refuse to submit, and others would gleefully submit doing the nastiest things possible.



I may do page two later.


Title: Taven's long post
Post by: Ocotillo on May 30, 2011, 11:31:13 PM
What if a Mul was born to a free dwarf who raised the Mul similarly free (keeping it from the cities)?

Well, it would behave pretty much the same. Psychologically speaking, it would have all the same issues. It would have a bondmate, like a set schedule, have the potential for rages, and not be inclined to differ much.

Not all muls have bondmates. It's a conditioning technique that's not even used by all mul-makers in the Known.
Title: Taven's long post
Post by: Synthesis on May 30, 2011, 11:38:34 PM
*chuckle*

You can purchase a license for an assassination in 'nak just as easily as you can in Tuluk, there's just slightly less tradition regarding whether they'll respect the agreement post-deed.

Or is there?
Title: Taven's long post
Post by: number13 on May 30, 2011, 11:42:13 PM
Arguably a rinth-like place did work with UnderTuluk, somewhat, but I think that the dynamics are very different (I could be wrong?).

They dynamics, as you put it, were different in some ways, similar in others.  Undertuluk wasn't a cauldron of the downtrodden, brimming with crime. It was a sparsely populated sanctuary for the overly mutated mutants, abominable, insane, and nonconformists.  A question you should ask yourself is -- why did the Sun King allow this place to exist?

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Except, I don't see this getting to high levels, because the Faithful would wipe it out. However, someone more familiar with the Rinth and UnderTuluk before it flooded could probably make a better speculation on this one.

Find out IC :).
Title: Re: Taven's long post
Post by: Kalai on May 31, 2011, 08:40:56 AM
*looks to Brave New World* Hmm...
Title: Re: Taven's long post
Post by: Taven on May 31, 2011, 12:04:50 PM
Not all muls have bondmates. It's a conditioning technique that's not even used by all mul-makers in the Known.

I decided to re-look at the question again, and get into more detail about a variety of things, directly referencing the docs. This is useful to me, since I've never played a mul and originally, I answered the question mostly off of memory of the docs (which is definitely imperfect). I address your comment on bondmates first, and then get into the rest of things.

Quote from: mul role-play docs
Though they may be any age or gender, bond mates are frequently human. These people you inevitably trust and protect. Often, these are other slaves you were raised with, as a half-sibling, and who rely upon you for protection. Sometimes they are introduced to you as a reward or out of convenient serendipity. Sometimes they are slaves who you are paired with to assist in your tasks. Bond mates frequently return genuine kindness or even love to their muls. The loss of a bond mate is traumatic, and it may have happened to you at one point during your life. This rarely happens as a form of punishment, because loss of a bond mate can ultimately break a mul's conditioning. Bond mates are not replaced quickly, probably because it erodes the mul's ability to bond with a subsequent bond mates.

This is all I could find for a mention of mul bondmates in the docs (although I may have missed something). It is from the what you know if you grew up as a mulish slave (http://www.armageddon.org/rp/racial/whatmulsknow.html) page. This would seem to imply that the vast majority of muls have bondmates, since it doesn't cover much for alternatives. I don't know about the special and secret training methods of Borsail and Winrothol, however. I would have to find out IC (as would anyone else reading this), unless someone can provide a link to some public docs that I missed.

Quote from: mul racial role-play docs
Roleplaying: Being sterile, and thus outside of the typical chain of reproduction, muls often suffer from a sense of meaninglessness. This is compounded when they learn (often too young) that they were born as a tool or bargaining chip. This tends to make many muls into angry people, full of distrust and hatred. However, muls that are able to escape the bonds of both their owners and their depression will almost always make the best of warriors. Many slave tribes and small armies are headed by mulish captains, as their fighting prowess and unusual ability to empathize render them superior leaders.

If muls weren't sterile, presumably they'd have less of a sense of meaninglessness, although if they were still kept primarily as slaves, they might retain it (because they'd never have a chance to do anything else, or it was extremely unlikely that they would). However, there's the possibility that they would retain more of a dwarven sense of things if they could procreate, and be more stubborn and maybe absolutely crave a family. If so, a bondmate technique might continued to be used in slavery, and occur outside of it.

Quote from: mul role-play docs
It is important to understand how others view muls before creating one, for this is often what will dictate what tasks they are bred for. Muls are not people. They may be regarded as property, or as skilled tools, but it is seldom, if ever, that civilized persons would regard a mul in the same way as a freed person of any other race.

This would be different, I think. Muls would still be largely regarded as tools, but they wouldn't have the same you-are-only-ever-a-slave status. The ability of others to see them as people, potentially, coupled with the ability to reproduce could largely change the mulish race as a whole, especially if it had been that way since the dawn of time. However, presumably muls would be just as hard to originally breed. Maybe instead of muls changing and getting more freedom, you'd just see a larger crack down from the merchant houses. If muls could reproduce, places like Storm could really be a threat, over time. Then again, between the fall of the Empire of Man and the rise of the city states, there would be a lot of time for muls to have been on their own and reproducing. Likely you'd have mulish tribes and the like. That's assuming that they always had the ability to reproduce, in our revised history. If they suddenly gained it, it would take at least a few generations for the mulish psychology to change, I'd think.

Quote from: mul role-play docs
Indeed, because of their perspective and their breeding, muls are some of the most empathic creatures on Zalanthas - they are terribly sensitive both to their own emotions and those of others because emotions are not something they are allowed to understand. Some muls will become withdrawn or even depressed. Others will become angry or unpredictable. Some might show inappropriate senses of humor or reactions to emotional situations. This is what lends to the perception that they are unpredictable. They lack the social norms of other races, and the intensity of their reaction causes very visible results.

    Couple the facts of their existence with the absence of a racial culture. Too flexible of mind to enjoy their dwarven kin, but too mystified by the creativity of their human kin to compete on anything but a physical level, they cannot claim a common heritage. And muls have no history or heritage of their own. There are no mul fairy tales. There are no mul superstitions. The only friends they have are functional, either as methods of control or means of survival. In their quest for identity, there are no sources of answers. A mul does not even know his or her parents, much less grandparents. In fact, if a mul knows the origins of its birth (not all do), it learns that its mother was not a loving mother, but a mother whose child was forced on her as a death sentence. To be born, a mul has to kill its own mother.

    While so repulsive at face value, the mullish identity of 'slave' is often the only source of personal identity for them. Without it, they are lost. This statement is more dramatic to a mul than other slaves, due to their empathic nature. It is this state that most often prevents most muls from having the motivation to actively seek liberation from slavery. While they are repulsed by the thought of being an identityless tool, they cannot see things to identify with in the outside world.

In our senario, the whole mulish race wouldn't be enslaved (assuming they always had the ability to breed) and there would be mul stories and tales. They wouldn't have to kill their mothers to be born. Ultimately, I think I take back my previous statement; the ability of muls to reproduce would actually completely change their psychology and ultimately they would be a completely different race then the one that we have now.

Quote from: mul role-play docs
The inability to ever fit in, the curse of always being other is the tie that links every mul to its anger and unpredictable nature.

If they could reproduce, I don't think muls would always feel like the other, and thus the link to their anger and unpredictable nature would be broken.



*chuckle*

You can purchase a license for an assassination in 'nak just as easily as you can in Tuluk, there's just slightly less tradition regarding whether they'll respect the agreement post-deed.

Or is there?

You can have a templar's approval to do an assassination, and you can definitely be hired by a Templar do to an assassination, but I'd argue that this is very different from purchasing a license over it. I'm not familiar with playing assassins in either city state, but it seems to me that the entire thought process about it and how it is regarded is different. As you say, there's a different context. In Allanak, I imagine things could vary wildly from Templar to Templar, where my impression is that in Tuluk there's a more uniform approach to things, although I assume it is still based on an individual templar's discretion.



Arguably a rinth-like place did work with UnderTuluk, somewhat, but I think that the dynamics are very different (I could be wrong?).

They dynamics, as you put it, were different in some ways, similar in others.  Undertuluk wasn't a cauldron of the downtrodden, brimming with crime. It was a sparsely populated sanctuary for the overly mutated mutants, abominable, insane, and nonconformists.  A question you should ask yourself is -- why did the Sun King allow this place to exist?

Quote
Except, I don't see this getting to high levels, because the Faithful would wipe it out. However, someone more familiar with the Rinth and UnderTuluk before it flooded could probably make a better speculation on this one.

Find out IC :).

I think that someone could probably still make a better generalization or educated guess without revealing IC info on the issue. I also think that unless I play a Lirathuan or Jihaen, I'm more likely to find out whenever it is that Arm 2 comes out, assuming that they release the sekkret Arm 1 docs. I can't see any other character learning about it, really. It's always possible, of course, it just seems very unlikely.

Finally, this is sort of amusing:

Quote from: what you know - the labyrinth
This is not to say, however, that all 'rinthers are psychopathic mass-murderers. Creating a 'rinther character does not give you licence to go on a killing spree through the alleys. If a lone person was to gain such a reputation it is likely that he or she would be dealt with by a number of "concerned citizens". Wild gangs do indeed roam the streets but the majority of inhabitants are just trying to get by - however they can. Murder is an everyday occurrence but far more common activities are scavenging, stealing, pick-pocketing, mugging, scamming, black market/spice dealing, etc.

Quote from: what you know - Undertuluk
This is not to say, however, that all Undertulukis are psychopathic mass-murderers. Creating an Undertuluki character does not give you licence to go on a killing spree through the tunnels. If a lone person was to gain such a reputation it is likely that he or she would be dealt with by a number of "concerned citizens". Wild gangs do indeed roam the tunnels but the majority of inhabitants are just trying to get by - however they can. Murder is an everyday occurrence but far more common activities are scavenging, stealing, pick-pocketing, mugging, scamming, mining, etc.

Obviously, they are the same place! (Kidding, kidding)



*looks to Brave New World* Hmm...

 ???
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Nyr on May 31, 2011, 12:09:02 PM
Merged these two topics as they are directly related (as indicated by the OP of the new topic), therefore no need to have two topics.  It's fine if you want to make super long posts, just don't clutter up the GDB more than it is already cluttered.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Synthesis on May 31, 2011, 12:18:19 PM
license
–noun
1. formal permission from a governmental or other constituted authority to do something, as to carry on some business or profession.
2. a certificate, tag, plate, etc., giving proof of such permission; official permit: a driver's license.
3. permission to do or not to do something.

purchase
–verb (used with object)
1. to acquire by the payment of money or its equivalent; buy.
2. to acquire by effort, sacrifice, flattery, etc.
3. to influence by a bribe.
Title: Re: Taven's long post
Post by: Taven on May 31, 2011, 01:30:42 PM
Merged these two topics as they are directly related (as indicated by the OP of the new topic), therefore no need to have two topics.  It's fine if you want to make super long posts, just don't clutter up the GDB more than it is already cluttered.

While they are directly related, I did not originally post here because I consider it a derail. According to the OP of this thread, it should be conducted in a specific way (question-answer, question-answer). I'm not doing that, I'm taking all the previously asked questions, and answering them. I originally posted in Random Arm Thoughts (which may have been a mistake, since it's not so random), and then a mysterious and unknown staffer made it it's own thread (yeay?) before you moved it here. I don't mind it being here (it is directly related, as you point out), but I did have a reason not to do so to begin with. I'm not trying to clutter the GDB!  :)

*chuckle*

You can purchase a license for an assassination in 'nak just as easily as you can in Tuluk, there's just slightly less tradition regarding whether they'll respect the agreement post-deed.

Or is there?

You can have a templar's approval to do an assassination, and you can definitely be hired by a Templar do to an assassination, but I'd argue that this is very different from purchasing a license over it. I'm not familiar with playing assassins in either city state, but it seems to me that the entire thought process about it and how it is regarded is different. As you say, there's a different context. In Allanak, I imagine things could vary wildly from Templar to Templar, where my impression is that in Tuluk there's a more uniform approach to things, although I assume it is still based on an individual templar's discretion.

license
–noun
1. formal permission from a governmental or other constituted authority to do something, as to carry on some business or profession.
2. a certificate, tag, plate, etc., giving proof of such permission; official permit: a driver's license.
3. permission to do or not to do something.

purchase
–verb (used with object)
1. to acquire by the payment of money or its equivalent; buy.
2. to acquire by effort, sacrifice, flattery, etc.
3. to influence by a bribe.

Yes, but you can use the same word with different definitions to mean different things.

Sanguine
1. Blood-red
2. a: consisting of or relating to blood
   b: bloodthirsty, sanguinary
   c: of the complexion : ruddy
3. having blood as the predominating bodily humor; also: having the bodily conformation and temperament held characteristic of such predominance and marked by sturdiness, high color, and cheerfulness
4. confident, optimistic

If I try to make a PC that's the "sanguine, yellow-eyed man" then staff will reject it if I'm using sanguine to mean cheerful, confident, or optimistic. They would accept it, however, it it meant he was a blood-red or ruddy hue.

As you can see, things can use the same word, but have different definitions. In our case, I'm arguing that a formal system of purchasing (#1) a license legally (#1 or #2) is different from "purchasing a license" with the definitions you are using. You can argue that they have the same effect (IE, you still get to kill the dude with permission), but I'm arguing that the way it is viewed and it's effects are different. If you bribe a soldier to sell something on the side (I'm talking merchant tokens now), it's different then if you buy an official legal token for it. I think on this one, you and I will just have to agree to disagree.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Synthesis on May 31, 2011, 01:55:37 PM
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Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Barzalene on May 31, 2011, 02:11:05 PM
You're doing it wrong!
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: lordcooper on May 31, 2011, 02:15:20 PM
What if John Lennon was born in Allanak/Tuluk/Luirs?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Synthesis on May 31, 2011, 02:20:32 PM
What if John Lennon was born in Allanak/Tuluk/Luirs?

> imagine would be a coded function.

What if you could no longer sell obsidian in Tuluk and wood in Allanak for obscene value multipliers?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Riev on May 31, 2011, 02:25:04 PM
What if you could no longer sell obsidian in Tuluk and wood in Allanak for obscene value multipliers?

Everyone would roll tailors and point Red Storm.


What if a warrior had such a high bandage skill that he could actually heal himself to full hp from mortally wounded? (assuming, of course, that he was such a tuffguy that he could still move)
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: EldritchOrigins on May 31, 2011, 03:13:35 PM
What if John Lennon was born in Allanak/Tuluk/Luirs?

> imagine would be a coded function.

What if you could no longer sell obsidian in Tuluk and wood in Allanak for obscene value multipliers?

They'd  adapt.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: EldritchOrigins on May 31, 2011, 03:21:04 PM
What if dwarves were the dominate race and ruled the cities instead of humans?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Is Friday on May 31, 2011, 03:22:40 PM
What if people posted without following the rules of this thread?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: lordcooper on May 31, 2011, 03:23:53 PM
What if what?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Is Friday on May 31, 2011, 03:28:20 PM
What if people deleted/editted their posts to make other posts confusing?

Damn it.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cindy42 on May 31, 2011, 06:07:18 PM
What if you could no longer sell obsidian in Tuluk and wood in Allanak for obscene value multipliers?

Everyone would roll tailors and point Red Storm.


What if a warrior had such a high bandage skill that he could actually heal himself to full hp from mortally wounded? (assuming, of course, that he was such a tuffguy that he could still move)

Warriors would be -way- fuglier murderers in the desert, causing a greater percentage of those who run at the first sign of a cloak in the same room.

What if dwarves were the dominate race and ruled the cities instead of humans?

Everyone would be forced to have Focuses regardless of who they were, Muk Utep and Tektolnes's Focuses would be widely-known and worshipped as the Great Foci in their respective cities, and those with a conflicting Focus would be put to death. Humans would no longer be the upper crust racially. Elves would probably stay right where they were. There'd be weird shit going on depending on the Focus of some nobles and a few commoners, such as the walls of Tuluk being painted green overnight, or the wasting of government money to continuously fund bahamet or mekillot taming. Everyone would know mirukkim instead of sirihish. Because the human woman dies upon making a mul, maybe a few more would be made due to no detriment to the dwarven race in doing so, than if humans were boss, but not to a significant extent. Muls, as half-dwarves, might become a playable race with somewhat lower karma, like 1, and on some fluke by a noble's focus or something, some muls may be able to win their freedom and just sit in the gaj like the rest of us. Dying of mul-rage bystandery would become a viable method of dying.

What if plagues killed all known mounts like they did kanks?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on May 31, 2011, 06:26:53 PM
What if you could no longer sell obsidian in Tuluk and wood in Allanak for obscene value multipliers?

Everyone would roll tailors and point Red Storm.


What if a warrior had such a high bandage skill that he could actually heal himself to full hp from mortally wounded? (assuming, of course, that he was such a tuffguy that he could still move)

Warriors would be -way- fuglier murderers in the desert, causing a greater percentage of those who run at the first sign of a cloak in the same room.

What if dwarves were the dominate race and ruled the cities instead of humans?

Everyone would be forced to have Focuses regardless of who they were, Muk Utep and Tektolnes's Focuses would be widely-known and worshipped as the Great Foci in their respective cities, and those with a conflicting Focus would be put to death. Humans would no longer be the upper crust racially. Elves would probably stay right where they were. There'd be weird shit going on depending on the Focus of some nobles and a few commoners, such as the walls of Tuluk being painted green overnight, or the wasting of government money to continuously fund bahamet or mekillot taming. Everyone would know mirukkim instead of sirihish. Because the human woman dies upon making a mul, maybe a few more would be made due to no detriment to the dwarven race in doing so, than if humans were boss, but not to a significant extent. Muls, as half-dwarves, might become a playable race with somewhat lower karma, like 1, and on some fluke by a noble's focus or something, some muls may be able to win their freedom and just sit in the gaj like the rest of us. Dying of mul-rage bystandery would become a viable method of dying.

What if plagues killed all known mounts like they did kanks?

No more wagons, no more escape from Desert Elves. Doom to all non-desert-elf races.

What if is friday was the only person in game to have a metal sword, and we all knew it?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Mazy on May 31, 2011, 08:00:44 PM
Many people would be butchered trying to steal a metal sword from a gorgeous woman, who is actually a skillmaxxed warrior. The raven-haired, bouncy-boobed chica ( that's not the actual sdesc but rather how I picture all of Is Friday's characters) would make a name for herself and be feared across the Known. Even magickers, distracted by the immense cleavage, would fail in their attempts at wiggling away the sword. Eventually, the chica would break the sword fighting against a gurth, or maybe a tregil.. the Scroll of Prophecy wasn't very clear about that part.

What if there was another elementalist guild? What would it be?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Is Friday on May 31, 2011, 08:02:58 PM
Many people would be butchered trying to steal a metal sword from a gorgeous woman, who is actually a skillmaxxed warrior. The raven-haired, bouncy-boobed chica ( that's not the actual sdesc but rather how I picture all of Is Friday's characters) would make a name for herself and be feared across the Known.
:D
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Barzalene on May 31, 2011, 08:17:14 PM
Many people would be butchered trying to steal a metal sword from a gorgeous woman, who is actually a skillmaxxed warrior. The raven-haired, bouncy-boobed chica ( that's not the actual sdesc but rather how I picture all of Is Friday's characters) would make a name for herself and be feared across the Known. Even magickers, distracted by the immense cleavage, would fail in their attempts at wiggling away the sword. Eventually, the chica would break the sword fighting against a gurth, or maybe a tregil.. the Scroll of Prophecy wasn't very clear about that part.

What if there was another elementalist guild? What would it be?

The donut guild
They'd make magically delicious artery clogging treats that were often lethal.

What if the gith wanted to become peacefully law abiding Tuluki citizens?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Synthesis on May 31, 2011, 08:20:30 PM
What if there was another elementalist guild? What would it be?

Excrementalist--Fart of Doom becomes an actual spell (also Pissing Evil (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diabetes_%28disambiguation%29)).
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Dakota on June 01, 2011, 05:38:38 AM
What if Zalanthias actually had an invasion by some new, messed up race from someplace far off in the Silt Sea (and not Giants.. though they could be like their heavy hitters).

More so, what if the Gith had somehow gotten in touch w/ the invaders and started a two front war against Nak and Tuluk?

Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on June 02, 2011, 01:26:17 PM
I have to say, there's a lot of people in the What-If thread who didn't follow the rules. Ironically, I am now one of them. WHATEVER I TRIED TO FOLLOW THE RULES OK.

Taven's What If Answers - Page #2

What if there were a logical and realistic way to get ice in game?

Well, likely it would involve being on a high mountain somewhere. I'd imagine that Kadius would try and get a monopoly on it to sell it as a luxury good. However, Whirans would be far more effective at getting it. People would likely hire them in secret, and then Kadius would have to be content with only selling to all of Tuluk and to Borsail (because all the other Allanaki houses would suspiciously give in). This would occur until a whiran who resented Allanak's gem decided to get revenge by teaming up with an assassin, and poisoning all the ice they collected. This would led to an update in the history page, eventually, and cement Kadius' monopoly over the ice industry. Also, an enterprising dwarf would invent ice cream, and we'd have tasty treats known as "Detals".

What if "necksnap" (http://www.zalanthas.org/gdb/index.php/topic,27071.msg283259.html#msg283259) were actually implemented?

Well... On the bright side, dwarves would be too short to use this command. We might actually see the the number of dwarf warriors dwarved by the number of human warriors, for a time. However, people would all want similar commands. They'd want cutthroat (no, not the GDBer, sorry Cutthroat), deathpress, and other similar commands. Cutthroat (which some would argue should be called "slitthroat") would be for if you had somebody subdued and wanted to kill them. Synthesis actually posted once (I believe it was him) about how back in the day you could subdue and backstab (I think) for an instant kill, and he always envisioned it as cutting someone's throat. Deathpress would be something a half-giant could do to you when subdued, crushing anyone smaller to death. In this alternate reality, staff already approved necksnap, so they'd approve these commands too. This would lead to the ability to kill someone skyrocketing, and the number of warrior PCs would drastically increase, since it would be faster to subdue and kill someone then train up an assassin.

What if Armageddon was based on Shadowrun instead of Dark Sun?

Then it wouldn't be Armageddon. I'm too lazy to look up Shadowrun information to make a better prediction.

What if Zalanthas had more nighttime hours?

Clans would fill them up with more chores. There's already some clans who have jobs and duties after dusk. Including more hours would just make clans feel obligated to include more duties. Luckily, most of these would involve tavern sitting ("patroling," "finding potential people to hire," etc). Because people would be required to tavernsit more, there would be less one on one relationship development (and also less mudsex). This would lead to more entertaining evenings for PCs, although it could potentially lead PCs to go crazy and do something like this (http://www.armageddon.org/original/showSubmission.php?submission=534) only without the dare.

What if the shifting sands in the Red Desert revealed the Statue of Liberty, a la Planet of the Apes?

My immersionz!

What if character handsomeness / ugliness was a coded stat like agility, displayed with every 'look' command on said PC?

You'd have to roll it before apping for your PC, so that the staff could ensure that the level of attractiveness was proportional to the score rolled. Only those with "absolutely incredible" attractiveness would be allowed to use the word "cascading" and "full lips" would be reserved for someone who was at least "exceptional". However, despite the efforts of staff to enforce this new stat, players would still mudsex anything female anyway.

What would happen if it really was as hard for the PCs to make money, like it is for the vNPC population?

Well, I bet the Allanak famine would be solved by now, because players would be pissed off about their PCs dying. In addition, you'd have less people who made tailors or salted a couple RL weeks and suddenly had the ability to outfit their PCs in amazing gear. Thus, amazing gear would be even more amazing. You'd also see a lot less commoners in silks, and prices for ales and normal clothing would need to be adjusted. Basically, the whole system would see an overhaul. I think it would ultimately make play more gritty and harsher, and that would be appreciated, for the most part.

What if you found a tank on Zalanthas?

Well, that's dependent on the PC (I considered going through each of my PCs and answering this, but all of them end up giving it to someone else and the story is pretty lame). A better question might be "what if a psychopathic dwarf found a tank?".

What if silt giants were guarding El Dorado?

It depends entirely on how many of them there were. I don't think that anyone would be able to get to it anyway. However, people would try and lead more silt giants back. This would cause Red Storm proper to get silt giants... Luckily, that would mean no more access to skimmers, and this would effectively end the threat. That is, until some focus-crazed dwarf tamed a roc and flew to the island. He'd slowly try to steal away all the gold, not to sell it, but to make himself a gleaming palace on a different island of the silt sea. Sadly, this would attract all the silt horrors from everywhere (the silt giants would not be able to battle them off), and the dwarf would get eaten (probably after some tentacle probing).

What if the Sea of Silt turned out to be created intentionally as a barrier to another, super powerful city-state and this new city-state became open for play but no one in it would know about the Known World on the other side?

This would only be possible if Waying weren't possible across the Silt Sea, otherwise they'd eventually find out by random mis-contacts.

What would happen if Red Storm East were smashed to nothing by Giants?

IC info is needed to speculate on this, I think.

What would happen if humans could be skinned?

Well, you'd have to wonder just what sort of meat was being sold in Allanak. The rinth would have more cannibals. Also, you'd have some players rolling up merchants, just to make some human skin mastercrafts. You'd get some pretty sick mastercrafts, and some pretty twisted PCs. Ultimately, this would lead to a merchant assassin family, where the assassian was a f-me who wore skin-tight outfits...made of the skin of her victims. She wouldn't make it onto the history pages, but she would make it into the memories of players (or the bragging thread, if it were reopened).

What if Allanak were destroyed a (RL) year or more before the transition to Arm 2?

Players would still stubbornly refuse to play in Tuluk, and Luirs or Storm would be the new PC center. Also, there would be way more complaints about the lack of apartments. Staff would open up the Storm militia for play, and it would get more attention. Players might be attracted to that, or they might gravitate toward Kurac for it's already established history. A few players would quit over it, but most wouldn't. There's also the potential to have the ruins of Allanak to play in, and that could lead to some interesting possibilities.

What would happen if Valasuras came back as a Lich?

Tektolnes would bury him again, like he did the first time, and like he did with Luirs. Man, what is with that dude and rock?

What if we all got it horribly wrong; what if instead of playing the game, Zalanthas was real life? And real life was the game?

Well, that would be different. It would mean that the player was just a blank slate, and that they slipped into the lives of vNPCs, subtly altering their lives. These player people would have no concept of real identity, since they would be intentively one personality and race and gender, before suddenly dying. All knowledge and personality would then die with that persona. The next persona might be a completely different race, gender, and personality. Eventually, however, much like in Dollhouse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollhouse_%28TV_series%29) players would slowly gain a new and unique personality. Ultimately, however, they would be unable to escape the reality of Armageddon, and the vicious cycle that came with it.

What if we could play silt horrors or any beast?

I'd stalk people as an evil tregil. Also, there'd be a lot of nasty mount mudsex. Just sayin'.

What if we could play other peoples mounts?

See above. Also, this might actually be interesting. What if your mount actually had a personality, likes, and dislikes. What if it was more akin to a real world mount, like a horse? This could lead to some very interesting role-play over mount loss. In my time in Armageddon, I've only seen one player who actively cared about their mount as something more then a place to get from point A to point B. For a tiny bit of time, I played a PC who was obsessed with mount care, before he was tortured to death by lirathuans (never listen to your boss and run from a templar, people). I actually was hoping to develop more things about diseases and mount care with this start on an article (http://www.zalanthas.org/gdb/index.php/topic,40093.0.html), but due to laziness, I never got back to it. I might review it again sometime, and input is always welcomed.

What if it was Steinal really was discovered as a massive underground new area to explore?

Didn't we already have a question like this? I think that one was actually about raising Steinal or something, but still. Likely, it would be populated by some sort of nasty that would discourage any sort of exploration. I would make a PC to try to explore it anyway, however, and try to collect all the books and metal that I could find. Potentially, an Allanaki templar might also have an interest (for metal or secrets or records) and send a secret exploring team out there. They'd probably use gemmers (which is good for gemmer players), instead of soldiers (which is sad for them) because soldiers means they have to get more of a general approval.

What if a new kind of super-sorceror came about that could wallop defilers in the face?

You mean something different then preservers? I don't think so much would change. The exception would be if they were powerful enough to challenge the Kings of the City-States. But those guys have been around a super long time, and would likely crush the threat before it became real. Even if they failed to, the super-sorcerer would still have to deal with their massive armies and the fact that they have a homebase.

What would happen if Tek and Muk Utep had a baby?

I demand further circumstance information! The circumstances vastly change the nature of the answer.

What if half-elves were punk rock instead of emo/gothic?

There would be more half-elf bards?

What if the economy was actually balanced?

How do you mean balanced? Do you mean that people were paid less for salting or that it was harder to work as an independent? Do you mean that vNPC and PC pay levels were the same? Do you mean that the Merchant Houses no longer had their monopoly, and there wasn't a huge divide between the rich and the poor? That last one would completely alter the flavor of the game.

What if Templars were happier and nicer?

I'm pretty sure that this would only be because spice was legal in Allanak.

What if war beetles could talk?

I liked the actual answer (http://www.zalanthas.org/gdb/index.php/topic,40858.msg592064.html#msg592064) to this question a lot and thought it was hilarious. I don't think I can make a better answer.



I may or may not do page #3 later.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Xagon on June 04, 2011, 04:19:14 PM
What if somebody mastercrafted a twenty-sided die?  ;)
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Synthesis on June 04, 2011, 05:41:53 PM
Actually, not too long ago, war beetles could speak sirihish.  Not sure if they changed it, but there was at least one circumstance under which a war beetle would scream AIIEEEEE! in sirihish.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: lordcooper on June 04, 2011, 06:29:09 PM
You could RP in your RP.  I heard you'd like that.

What if Serenity crash landed just outside Allanak and the crew was unharmed?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Kismetic on June 04, 2011, 08:29:14 PM
You could RP in your RP.  I heard you'd like that.

What if Serenity crash landed just outside Allanak and the crew was unharmed?

They're gonna have a hoot of a time taking on the Templerate for their metal.  We'd all get to meet Tek, though.  And the twist of the show is that Muk is up in the tower, too, playing izdari with Tek.  That's how Mal bribes them out of enough metal to repair the ship.

What if all the pits in Zalanthas all led to the same place?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Seeker on June 04, 2011, 09:15:45 PM
What if all the pits in Zalanthas all led to the same place?
There would perpetually be a 4,000 cord-high tangled stack of Byn runners and first-time n00b d-elfs  at the bottom.


What if staff, after likely dozens of refused requests, finally approved someone's mastercrafted lighter than desert-air zepplin?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: brytta.leofa on June 04, 2011, 11:13:12 PM
What if staff, after likely dozens of refused requests, finally approved someone's mastercrafted lighter than desert-air zepplin?

WE WOULD DEPLOY AN AIRBORNE STRIKE FORCE INTO THE HEART OF THE HEATHEN CITY.*

What if half-elves had mul stats?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Seeker on June 05, 2011, 01:18:28 AM
What if half-elves had mul stats?
Um.... they would still be whiny, disgusting vermin?  Only with the tendency to slaughter entire villages and then break down into 6-hour crying jags afterwards.


What if staff implemented the much sought after Spelunker, Farmer or Cobbler sub-guilds?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Barzalene on June 05, 2011, 01:46:02 AM
I'd play a spelunker. Every time!

What if everyone were a spelunker but no one could find a cave?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Ocotillo on June 05, 2011, 01:54:13 AM
It would take three years for caves to be added to the game.

What if there were elven nobles?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: jstorrie on June 05, 2011, 03:54:30 AM
Elven Noble Town would be quickly Steinal'd.

What if X-D played only high-ranking non-combat human leaders?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Malifaxis on June 05, 2011, 04:29:40 AM
The game would suffer.

What if no one used OOC knowledge?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Spoon on June 05, 2011, 05:19:48 AM
Everyone would die of thirst before they found the bazaar in Allanak.

What if there was no crim-code?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on June 05, 2011, 05:34:51 AM
All the Rinthers would migrate south for a healthy dose of street murders.

What if Tektolnes was actually a geeky looking commoner?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Kismetic on June 05, 2011, 06:00:24 AM
What if Tektolnes was actually a geeky looking commoner?

He'd get renamed to Trektolnes.

What if some uber Rukkian made the Sword Chasm?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: BleakOne on June 05, 2011, 09:25:11 AM
The Byn would fall off it too.

What if someone found a crashed UFO, containing the remains of Elvis, in the Salt Flats?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Spoon on June 05, 2011, 09:33:28 AM
The grimey, gap-toothed merchant has the following goods to trade:

1) a pair of blue suede shoes for 74 obsidan coins.

What if every PC could read?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Barzalene on June 05, 2011, 10:34:57 AM
Recruits would get whipped when they got caught passing notes at sparring.

What if everyone could start with one skill maxed?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: perfecto on June 05, 2011, 02:40:24 PM
Everyone does, it's just auto-set to the language of your race.

What if everyone eventualy got tired; and would pass out if they didn't manualy go to sleep?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Barzalene on June 05, 2011, 02:55:55 PM
The Gaj would end up in ashes and breeds, drunks, bynners and whores would hobnob with the fancy people.
Huh you say? Vennant would start to shit himself when no one listened when he said, "Hey! Go sleep over there." He'd become depressed and morose. He'd start to drink, become impotent, and start to beat his mates, who would cheat on him but not leave him and a jealous lover would murder him and burn down the bar.

What would happen if someone murdered Vennant and burned down the Gaj.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: perfecto on June 05, 2011, 03:22:13 PM
The Gaj would end up in ashes and breeds, drunks, bynners and whores would hobnob with the fancy people.

Also people would probably keep going there regardless, and comment to eachother how much nicer the place looks.


What if every creature in the arena "accidentaly" got released into the city?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Gunnerblaster on June 05, 2011, 03:26:01 PM
Nothing outside the norm. Dead bodies in the streets, mass chaos, etc. The usual.

What if Allanak and Tuluk were destroyed, simultaneously?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: NOFUN on June 05, 2011, 03:26:43 PM
Nothing unusual.

What is the guild and the jaxa raided the nobles quarter in allanak, attempting to kill every one inside and burn down every building?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: NOFUN on June 05, 2011, 03:27:59 PM
at 11:26:01 AM
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Nothing outside the norm. Dead bodies in the streets, mass chaos, etc. The usual.

at 11:26:43 AM
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Nothing unusual.

Hivemind
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on June 05, 2011, 09:23:52 PM
Nothing outside the norm. Dead bodies in the streets, mass chaos, etc. The usual.

What if Allanak and Tuluk were destroyed, simultaneously?

Luirs and Storm would have populations, but people would be super frustrated because they'd have to lug things from the north to Storm to store them in the apartments (and it would probably get stolen anyway). That wouldn't stop people from murdering to get apartments. The GDB would clamor for apartments to be put in to Luirs, but it would be denied by staff.

Nothing unusual.

What is the guild and the jaxa raided the nobles quarter in allanak, attempting to kill every one inside and burn down every building?

Well, the Guild and the Jaxa Pah can't win, no matter what's on their side because eventually you'd get some majorly pissed off Templars, and if that doesn't work, Tektolnes himself. It might cause some damage, but I doubt that they'd manage to take out any House. Also, Borsail would already be safe. But, hey, maybe the Templars would sink more estates into lava. It would better match the volcano decor, and this would lead to a rise in tourism, which would be Allanak's new buisness.

What if a force (of your choice) actually succeeded in destroying the nobles quarter, and all but twenty nobles from each House?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: perfecto on June 08, 2011, 03:38:26 AM
The remaining Nobles get hunt down as prized possesions, heads stuffed and hung upon walls. (considerably counted as the lucky ones)

What if you could ride any known creature? what would your mount be?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Potaje on June 08, 2011, 04:38:50 AM
The remaining Nobles get hunt down as prized possesions, heads stuffed and hung upon walls. (considerably counted as the lucky ones)

What if you could ride any known creature? what would your mount be?

A silt flyer.

What is there where galleon sized skimmers?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on June 08, 2011, 04:43:42 AM
The remaining Nobles get hunt down as prized possesions, heads stuffed and hung upon walls. (considerably counted as the lucky ones)

What if you could ride any known creature? what would your mount be?

A silt flyer.

What is there where galleon sized skimmers?

I hope you can build a dock far out enough to keep it!

What would happen if Mekillots started screaming and fleeing when they saw people?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: jstorrie on June 08, 2011, 05:50:35 AM
Those mekillot-driven argosies would be really fast and really loud.

What if kryl literally were the Aliens from Aliens?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: BleakOne on June 08, 2011, 06:07:09 AM
The the whiny Legion recruit exlaims, in sirihish:
                  "Game over, man, Game over!"

What would happen if vampires (real onces, not Twilight ones) invaded the Known?

Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: NOFUN on June 08, 2011, 06:21:18 AM
Every PC would beg to be turned, and in time would turn NPC and the entire population would turn into vampires craving blood, but there wouldn't be enough to go around.

What if races and classes were restricted to reflect the game worlds population?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Sephiroto on June 08, 2011, 07:18:18 AM
No more mul PCs!!!!   :'(

What if Byn Sergeants lived more than only a few days on average?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: bcw81 on June 08, 2011, 08:39:14 AM
The world would end due to the paradox.

What if the Silt Sea pulled a tidal wave?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: perfecto on June 10, 2011, 02:27:33 AM
Red storm would embrase it and the new saying would be "if you ain't covered in sand, you don't belong in our land!"

What if someone started breeding anakores and silt-flyers togeather?

What if you got paid ten bucks for every RL day you played on arm? What IF?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: NOFUN on June 10, 2011, 06:10:55 AM
We'd have enough players to get rid of the VNPC population completely, assuming the servers could handle the influx.

What if armageddon mud became a musical, with songs becoming enforced in everyday IG life?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Barzalene on June 10, 2011, 08:24:05 AM
You couldn't even pay most of us to play!

What if people got a point of karma for every year they played?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on June 10, 2011, 05:01:38 PM
You couldn't even pay most of us to play!

What if people got a point of karma for every year they played?

Some people would have fifteen karma. If that was the only way you could get karma, I'd have less karma then I do now. But, interestingly enough, the exact amount of karma that I've actually used, to date.

What if there was a subguild for each of the elementalist guilds, and the bender guild, which allowed you to have a couple very low level powers of that glass? (In the case of an elementalist subguild, you would still register as a full elementalists, for gemming purposes).
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: NOFUN on June 11, 2011, 04:35:41 PM
Then no other subguilds would be used.

What if magick was IGLY so rare that it was believed to be a fairy-tale, with the majority of the population not even believing in it?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: jstorrie on June 11, 2011, 06:08:30 PM
Armageddon would be so much better.

What if the rest of the Known found out about the Gypsy Waterslide Park?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: EldritchOrigins on June 11, 2011, 06:21:56 PM
What if the rest of the Known found out about the Gypsy Waterslide Park?

The Gypsies would make a killing.

What if Thrain Ironsword succeeded in his attempts to defeat Tektolnes?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: jstorrie on June 11, 2011, 08:17:42 PM
He would erect a steel dragon statue to celebrate his victory.

What if Valasaurus had been the one to cast mon un fuck up Allanak?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Ocotillo on June 11, 2011, 10:19:25 PM
The hardcore fans of Tuluk would complain about how Steinal was noob mode for Armageddon and not gritty enough.

What if dwarven tribes ruled the Pah?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: perfecto on June 12, 2011, 01:31:35 AM
elves all over the place would start noticing they aren't as tall as they used to be.

What if the staff decided the players piss them off too much and banned everyone else from the game?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Gunnerblaster on June 12, 2011, 02:37:35 AM
elves all over the place would start noticing they aren't as tall as they used to be.

What if the staff decided the players piss them off too much and banned everyone else from the game?
The playerbase would move to playing Minecraft.

What if we re-invented Zalanthas on a Minecraft server?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Xagon on June 13, 2011, 01:49:42 PM
The playerbase would move to playing Minecraft.

What if we re-invented Zalanthas on a Minecraft server?

The playerbase would move to playing Terraria after 15 or so years.

What if you could see your character's stats (in D&D form) after death?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: lordcooper on June 13, 2011, 01:51:31 PM
That would actually be kinda cool.

What if Cindy finally got to play an Elkrosian?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Qzzrbl on June 14, 2011, 12:16:06 PM
That would actually be kinda cool.

What if Cindy finally got to play an Elkrosian?

She'd probably die a quick death after misinterpreting the helpfile for a starter spell.

What if Halaster came back?
 
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Riev on June 14, 2011, 02:57:34 PM
What if Halaster came back?

He wouldn't be a staff, and thus be subjected to all the new policies and procedures, and probably write a giant flame in the Player Announcements about how he's leaving again.


What if staff did what players ask, and created a giant world plot, and it had no wiggle room for player intervention and just killed everyone?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: perfecto on June 18, 2011, 12:42:25 AM
Welcome to Noob-ageddon

It would almost be refreshing if everyone had to start from zero at the same time.

What if the Sand Lord tired of his title and decided to sell RedStorm to the Gith?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on June 18, 2011, 07:54:54 AM
... Then he'd just be another generic sorc (or whatever the hell he is???) and... get eaten by the Gith?

What if... wait, we already did that one. What if each city-state agreed to a permanent truce, and sent one templar of their choosing into the other city?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on June 18, 2011, 10:48:52 AM
... Then he'd just be another generic sorc (or whatever the hell he is???) and... get eaten by the Gith?

What if... wait, we already did that one. What if each city-state agreed to a permanent truce, and sent one templar of their choosing into the other city?

It would obviously just be a ruse and lead to a cold war, with the templars sent away having horrible lives. I certainly wouldn't want to be in the place of the Templar sent to Tuluk. I'm not saying that as a jibe at Tuluk, but rather saying that I would really not want to be an Allanaki templar who was required to hang out down there.

What if the Allanaki templars decided that Nilazi could be gemmed? (we are assuming that Nilazi are as helpless to escape the gem as any other gemmer)
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Archbaron on June 18, 2011, 12:36:49 PM
... Then he'd just be another generic sorc (or whatever the hell he is???) and... get eaten by the Gith?

What if... wait, we already did that one. What if each city-state agreed to a permanent truce, and sent one templar of their choosing into the other city?

It would obviously just be a ruse and lead to a cold war, with the templars sent away having horrible lives. I certainly wouldn't want to be in the place of the Templar sent to Tuluk. I'm not saying that as a jibe at Tuluk, but rather saying that I would really not want to be an Allanaki templar who was required to hang out down there.

What if the Allanaki templars decided that Nilazi could be gemmed? (we are assuming that Nilazi are as helpless to escape the gem as any other gemmer)
The Gaj would be their new temple and no one would use the Way anymore.

What if the Silt Sea had a silt-tsunami?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cindy42 on June 18, 2011, 05:01:40 PM
That would actually be kinda cool.

What if Cindy finally got to play an Elkrosian?

She'd probably die a quick death after misinterpreting the helpfile for a starter spell.

What if Halaster came back?
 

XD

What if the Silt Sea had a silt-tsunami?

Red Storm would, after a few ominous weather signs over the course of several real life days, drawing more witnesses, look like New Orleans. I doubt it would reach allanak. And one or two giants might get thrown onto the shore from the force of the tsunami, causing panic amongst the tiny snacks running around down there. You would be able to die in Red Storm without actually bothering anyone. And there would always be people attempting to sift the silt left over to get some spice until the storms eventually blew it all away. If the tsunami left part of the silt sea in Red Storm like a leftover flood, there'd be a lot of drowning and a lot of great loot for those smart enough to take refuge in high places, assuming the silt went down before they starved to death. of course, staff would have to keep the npcs from picking up everything they saw in every single room or there wouldn't be any loot and simply a lot of silty death.

What if everyone was allowed, during the entirety of a month from 1 to 31/30, to play a mindbender?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: palomar on June 18, 2011, 06:19:46 PM
XD

What if the Silt Sea had a silt-tsunami?

Red Storm would, after a few ominous weather signs over the course of several real life days, drawing more witnesses, look like New Orleans. I doubt it would reach allanak. And one or two giants might get thrown onto the shore from the force of the tsunami, causing panic amongst the tiny snacks running around down there. You would be able to die in Red Storm without actually bothering anyone. And there would always be people attempting to sift the silt left over to get some spice until the storms eventually blew it all away. If the tsunami left part of the silt sea in Red Storm like a leftover flood, there'd be a lot of drowning and a lot of great loot for those smart enough to take refuge in high places, assuming the silt went down before they starved to death. of course, staff would have to keep the npcs from picking up everything they saw in every single room or there wouldn't be any loot and simply a lot of silty death.

What if everyone was allowed, during the entirety of a month from 1 to 31/30, to play a mindbender?

A lot of people would get bad account notes.

What if Luir came back to claim the Outpost?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: jstorrie on June 18, 2011, 06:26:13 PM
We'd have 120 players during peak again, as it would trigger another totally awesome world war summer HRPT.

What if the kryl were actually just halflings in mechanized kryl-suits?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cutthroat on June 18, 2011, 08:14:29 PM
We'd have 120 players during peak again, as it would trigger another totally awesome world war summer HRPT.

What if the kryl were actually just halflings in mechanized kryl-suits?

Some Tulukis would find out eventually.

A squarish blue and green, floral-painted wagon is here.
The shaggy, brown-haired man is standing here.
The leggy, lanky redhead is standing here.
The dapper, blond man is standing here.
The pudgy, bespectacled brunette is standing here.
A brown, black-spotted gortok stands here happily.
The very short figure in a black-shelled kryl costume is reclining here.

The dapper, blond man approaches the very short figure in a black-shelled kryl costume, reaching for its antennae and tugging on them roughly.

As it is tugged off by the dapper, blond man, a war-inked halfling removes his head of a black-shelled kryl.

Surprised, the dapper, blond man says, in sirihish:
    "So the kryl are just halflings in disguise, trying to scare Tulukis from the Grey Forest!"

Sourly, a war-inked halfling says, in kentu:
    "und I wojld heva golten auay witf ot, tao, of ot hndn'z bkep fer ymu meddlpng kcds!"


What if gith are actually the result of radiation exposure to elves?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cindy42 on June 18, 2011, 08:39:03 PM
What if gith are actually the result of radiation exposure to elves?

Then gith would have a lot of cancer fatalities, as well as bynners used to fighting them, since radiation leaks from object to object. But since cancer doesn't seem to exist or be known of in Arm, everyone would think it was one of the already known diseases. The bynners' items and also the giths' items that people take into the city would have radiation in them too, and any elf bynners who fought gith before, interacted with gith, or used radiation-infected items and clothing would eventually turn into gith as well, if that is what you're thinking of. Certain people would avoid playing elves and others would play more elves, due to the fact that one could spontaneously transform into a gith in the Gaj, and the benefits and detriments that would come with that. Gith are now playable, in the same way that hlum nobles are.

What if all humans died out from a disease?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: jstorrie on June 18, 2011, 10:23:48 PM
Elves, the natural predator of humans, would completely die out. DORFAGEDDON.

What if instead of kung fu, Jihaens had guns?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Archbaron on June 19, 2011, 12:54:44 AM
Elves, the natural predator of humans, would completely die out. DORFAGEDDON.

What if instead of kung fu, Jihaens had guns?
(http://www.therevenution.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/neo-matrix1.jpeg)

What if Allanaki templars knew kung fu?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Potaje on June 19, 2011, 02:22:41 AM
Elves, the natural predator of humans, would completely die out. DORFAGEDDON.

What if instead of kung fu, Jihaens had guns?
(http://www.therevenution.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/neo-matrix1.jpeg)

What if Allanaki templars knew kung fu?

Answer:
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What is you could ride Bahamets and Mekellots?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on June 19, 2011, 03:31:36 AM
As a former MxO player and fan of the Matrix, you guys made me cry a little bit in nostalgia ;_;
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: perfecto on June 19, 2011, 05:16:33 AM
The stables would take up a few city blocks at least.

What if Suk Krath was forever drifting closer, and the world just kept getting hotter and hotter?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cleis on June 19, 2011, 05:58:28 PM
Swathes of the nobility would dismiss the encroaching climate change as a "liberal myth". Then some kid in green with a bunch of time-travelling masks would save the day.

What if somebody in Tuluk invented rock 'n' roll?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Barzalene on June 19, 2011, 06:21:43 PM
He'd be Tuluk's answer to Stravinsky and his first hit would be called the Rite of Spring

What if there were a greater bardic presence in the south?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cindy42 on June 19, 2011, 07:04:54 PM
What if there were a greater bardic presence in the south?

Higher northern bard fatalities. Copious amounts of bloodshed accompanying southern music performances. it would become viable to die by mosh pit.

What if Tuluk were gone?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Jeshin on June 19, 2011, 07:06:47 PM
Luir's would actually have a consistent player population and Muk Utep would be kicking back in Luir's bedroom.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Potaje on June 19, 2011, 07:08:58 PM
Luir's would actually have a consistent player population and Muk Utep would be kicking back in Luir's bedroom.

What is people added a question at the end of their answers?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Kismetic on June 19, 2011, 07:17:28 PM
Luir's would actually have a consistent player population and Muk Utep would be kicking back in Luir's bedroom.

What is people added a question at the end of their answers?

I'll take the Potpourri for 1000, Alex.

What if Zalanthas had flying machines?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Kalai on June 19, 2011, 07:22:41 PM
Well there was that one log... Regardless, players of elves would get fiercely annoyed at what they couldn't have and all app Whirans to do it better.

What if Steinal was a playable starting location despite its nonexistence?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cindy42 on June 19, 2011, 07:34:02 PM
What if Steinal was a playable starting location despite its nonexistence?

Lots of people would die attempting to cross the salt flats to get to 'nak, and everyone else who stayed would eventually get killed if there were dangers, or have to do what the early travelers did and try to get to 'nak to get food and water. If food and water could be found there already, eventually a Steinal Village might be a possibility, although they'd probably get almost as much flack as northerners when they visited Allanak due to the history. And Steinal Village would have a few crafting skills dedicated to a few merchant skills, to keep the village pc population from being 100% beef. The eastern unknown would become a tad easier to explore. Mindbenders, sorcerors and rogue 'gickers would have another settled refuge to spend another hint-dropping week in. I always loved that about non city-state taverns.

What if an iron mine was found in the westside rinth?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: EldritchOrigins on June 19, 2011, 07:47:24 PM
What if an iron mine was found in the westside rinth?

Every group in the civilized (and some not so civilized) would suddenly make some kind of claim to the area.  The Guild would defend it until they were overwhelmed by the rest of the rinthi denizens.  Tuluk would send in a team of "shadow artists" and elite soldiers, but they too would eventually fall.  The eastside elves would put up a great fight but would eventually be obliterated by the elementalist of the elementalist quarter.  After the dust cleared, the Templarate would move in, thanking the elementalists for securing the area for them.  The merchant houses would file legal claims with documents (perhaps some forged) of ancient date, laying claim to the area.  The documents would mysteriously disappear and there'd be a new quarter in Allanak, called the mine quarter.

What if all Templars were mimes?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Potaje on June 20, 2011, 02:34:11 AM
What if an iron mine was found in the westside rinth?

Every group in the civilized (and some not so civilized) would suddenly make some kind of claim to the area.  The Guild would defend it until they were overwhelmed by the rest of the rinthi denizens.  Tuluk would send in a team of "shadow artists" and elite soldiers, but they too would eventually fall.  The eastside elves would put up a great fight but would eventually be obliterated by the elementalist of the elementalist quarter.  After the dust cleared, the Templarate would move in, thanking the elementalists for securing the area for them.  The merchant houses would file legal claims with documents (perhaps some forged) of ancient date, laying claim to the area.  The documents would mysteriously disappear and there'd be a new quarter in Allanak, called the mine quarter.

What if all Templars were mimes?


Nobody would mime them at all, and they would thus execute more people.

What if cities were all lawless?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on June 20, 2011, 03:37:41 AM
I'd quit playing on the basis that it would become a random PK hack and slash.

What if Nyr manifested as himself in game!?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: perfecto on June 20, 2011, 04:15:49 AM
There would be a new thread called "what was the cutest thing that ever killed you?"


What if.. Non-gickers could still use those mana points for something?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: PurpleParrot on June 21, 2011, 03:59:25 PM
There would be a new thread called "what was the cutest thing that ever killed you?"


What if.. Non-gickers could still use those mana points for something?

They'd probably just be able to use them for cantrips and level 0 spells from D&D...and then it wouldn't be as special to be able to do magic and it wouldn't get the respect it deserves because everyone would be able to light their farts on fire and change their haircolour at will. Real sorcerers would be pissed and would fume like an emo breed. Random deaths due to resentful gickers would become commonplace.


What if a plague of frogs rained down on Allanak?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Jeshin on June 21, 2011, 04:01:28 PM
Then everyone would eat and the viva's would be busy.

What if for every human sleeping outside their race, a single rain drop fell in Tuluk? [and they wouldn't know they're linked]
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: PurpleParrot on June 21, 2011, 04:07:12 PM
Then everyone would eat and the viva's would be busy.

What if for every human sleeping outside their race, a single rain drop fell in Tuluk? [and they wouldn't know they're linked]

I think they would figure it out eventually and then all humans would be required to sleep with non-humans, for the sake of rain, but a lot of the mistreated races wouldn't want anything to do with them and a lot of the racist humans would either rape or simply be disgusted at the thought of letting a non-human touch them at all, let alone sexually.

Or the rain would evaporate before it hit the surface, since it wouldn't be common enough to cool the atmosphere. Then they'd never figure it out and thus, avoid the above drama.

A variant of the above question, what if iit had to be a loving coupling in order to make rain?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Delirium on June 21, 2011, 04:08:10 PM
No wonder rain is so rare. ;)

What if the Black Moon was actually an interstellar space observation station?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Riev on June 21, 2011, 04:28:13 PM
No wonder rain is so rare. ;)

What if the Black Moon was actually an interstellar space observation station?

We're sorry, Delirium's account has been banned for revealing [SECRET IC INFO ABOUT SPACE VESTRICS].

What if staff were as big of pushovers as WoW's staff, and made every change the players suggested?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Ocotillo on June 21, 2011, 04:32:52 PM
We're sorry, Delirium's account has been banned for revealing [SECRET IC INFO ABOUT SPACE VESTRICS].

What if staff were as big of pushovers as WoW's staff, and made every change the players suggested?

Tuluk would have been destroyed and recreated several times.

What if a sorcerer started a new village in the mantis valley that got approved as a starting location?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Xagon on June 21, 2011, 08:59:10 PM
Then a steady supply of brainz would be given to Ginka.

What if it was possible to play characters of any age, baby to super-old?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: PurpleParrot on June 22, 2011, 05:46:27 PM
Then a steady supply of brainz would be given to Ginka.

What if it was possible to play characters of any age, baby to super-old?

There'd be a plethora of child pickpockets (adorable street urchins) and age play relationships (Oh Daddy!)
Also, lots of dead baby jokes.
Another inevitability would be a Childlike Empress attempt.

What if there were camels?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: lordcooper on June 22, 2011, 09:07:31 PM
The beetles would eat 'em all.

What if Pizza Hut opened up stores all over the Known?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Ktavialt on June 22, 2011, 09:10:49 PM
People would still say that its crappy pizza despite them not having any other types of pizza to compare it to.

What if 2.Arm opened tomorrow?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Synthesis on June 22, 2011, 09:13:19 PM
The beetles would eat 'em all.

What if Pizza Hut opened up stores all over the Known?

I'd roll up a special-app green escaped gladiator braxat named Mik'lang'lo who only wears a belt and yellow sunslits, and lives in the sewers.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: BleakOne on June 25, 2011, 04:27:51 AM
The beetles would eat 'em all.

What if Pizza Hut opened up stores all over the Known?

I'd roll up a special-app green escaped gladiator braxat named Mik'lang'lo who only wears a belt and yellow sunslits, and lives in the sewers.

He'd also have to wear a scrab shell on his back.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Jeshin on June 25, 2011, 11:46:33 AM
What if Luirs and the tribal clans had all of the player #s the cities do?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cindy42 on June 25, 2011, 03:44:06 PM
What if Luirs and the tribal clans had all of the player #s the cities do?

There'd be one or two more dead mindbenders/rogue 'gickers and a lot more dead newbie d-elfs, respectively. Staff would attempt to make changes to get people to lean more towards Allanak and Tuluk as starting areas, and re-open several human and elf tribes in the process. Because, seriously, when there's thirty-two people in the Gaj when you walk in, do you feel like rping any more? Either that or I'm just weird.

What if a single human tribe were discovered living in a livable part of the unknown, and they were ALL mindbenders?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: PurpleParrot on June 25, 2011, 04:52:40 PM
What if Luirs and the tribal clans had all of the player #s the cities do?

There'd be one or two more dead mindbenders/rogue 'gickers and a lot more dead newbie d-elfs, respectively. Staff would attempt to make changes to get people to lean more towards Allanak and Tuluk as starting areas, and re-open several human and elf tribes in the process. Because, seriously, when there's thirty-two people in the Gaj when you walk in, do you feel like rping any more? Either that or I'm just weird.

What if a single human tribe were discovered living in a livable part of the unknown, and they were ALL mindbenders?

Lots of blood.

What if breeds had their shit together?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Jeshin on June 25, 2011, 05:15:25 PM
Then they'd become awesome until someone made a snide remark and they throw it all away to stab them in the neck.

What if all players used thinks and feels consistently?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: PurpleParrot on June 25, 2011, 06:31:17 PM
Then they'd become awesome until someone made a snide remark and they throw it all away to stab them in the neck.

What if all players used thinks and feels consistently?

People who could see thinks and feels would be much happier.

What if Zalanthas got hit by a meteor and it's climate suddenly shifted to be an arctic planet instead of a desert?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Rhyden on June 25, 2011, 07:11:10 PM
SNOW MAGES!!!! WAHOOO!!!

What if PurpleParrot posted in a different colour?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: PurpleParrot on June 25, 2011, 08:25:38 PM
SNOW MAGES!!!! WAHOOO!!!

What if PurpleParrot posted in a different colour?

 I would have a more difficult time finding my posts. I'm arrogant and self-absorbed; I like to hear myself talk :D (Ahem. Read what I've written.)

I've done it, though. I forgot to add the code once and it was black =\ I went back and fixed it.
It was in this thread, actually. I get all excited playing this game xD


What if everyone had the patience to post in their own colours?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on June 25, 2011, 08:45:24 PM
What if everyone had the patience to post in their own colours?

You would see a large variety of differentcolors and effectsall across the forums, with some people doing rainbows and others doing sunsets and some people
would just make [move]random shit
just to mess with us.[/move]

What if everyone had to post in rhyme?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: maxid on June 25, 2011, 08:49:33 PM
What if everyone had the patience to post in their own colours?

The board would look like there were more 12 year olds posting.


What if Arm had actual ANSI?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: PurpleParrot on June 25, 2011, 09:51:33 PM
You would see a large variety of differentcolors and effectsall across the forums, with some people doing rainbows and others doing sunsets and some people
would just make [move]random shit
just to mess with us.[/move]

This is fucking awesome.



What if Arm had actual ANSI?


I wouldn't have to deal with my stupid MUSHclient fucking up my colour highlights.

In short, life would be good.

What if breeds were people too?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on June 26, 2011, 04:02:39 PM

What if breeds were people too?

Then they would be judged as people are judged, based on their own merits. Sadly, since on their own merits would still be emo and unpredictable, I don't think many people would like them anyway. After the nth breed freaking out for the nth time, they would probably just write the whole race off. Just like how if 9 mantis attack you, you're probably not going to try and chat with the 10th mantis you meet. You're gonna assume it's gonna try to eat you.

You guys still didn't answer my last question: What if everyone had to post in rhyme?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Ocotillo on June 26, 2011, 04:46:04 PM
You guys still didn't answer my last question: What if everyone had to post in rhyme?

Ghost's posts would be even more mind-blowing.

What if there were Hlum-style nobles in Allanak?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Archbaron on June 26, 2011, 04:59:35 PM
Might as well shut down Tuluk then. No need for that place anymore.

What if Mantises were an open race to play?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Potaje on June 26, 2011, 05:34:02 PM
Then we would be time warped back to RL 5 or more years ago when they were and people would see mantis in the taverns, tavern sitting. Bards would chat them up to learn their language and assassins would subguild armor marker.


What if Anyone and any race could have the potential to rise to the rank of Templar?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on June 26, 2011, 06:29:05 PM
Then we would be time warped back to RL 5 or more years ago when they where and people would see mantis in the taverns, tavern sitting. Bards would chat them up to learn their language and assassins would subguild armor marker.


What if Anyone and any race could have the potential to rise to the rank of Templar?

If anyone of any race had the potential to rise to a templar, then the militia would be more like the byn: You would be taking orders from elves and breeds. However, all templars would end up being dwarves, because they're so good at combat anyway. Templars would be a lot longer lived then, although since dwarves aren't the best thinkers politics would be pretty straight forward, at least in templar land (yes, it does say that dwarves don't think complex in the docs, due to their focus obsession). It would also make for very strange situations, when a dwarf, elf, or breed could not join the Allanaki militia, but could be a templar. The worst, however, would be when you got the gith templar. They'd be a bastard who would fine everyone for "smelling nasty," except for the bynners on Nekrete day, since they would be what the gith was after. It would also be harder to be racist, since your PC would be hating on elves, when one of the templars was an elf. Basically, it would completely ruin the set up of everything in Allanak, if not the world! Don't even get me started on Tuluk.

What if is was a dwarven racial feature that they had to use using huge, ridiculously long words that everyone had to look up?

(This post was edited to defend Archbaron's reputation, which was unjustly sullied, because I can't read!)
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Archbaron on June 26, 2011, 06:43:12 PM
I did answer Ocotillo's question! :<
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on June 26, 2011, 06:50:38 PM
I did answer Ocotillo's question! :<

O___O

I can't read. Ignore me, and I shall edit.  :-[
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Archbaron on June 26, 2011, 06:56:42 PM
It's fine. :D
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: NOFUN on June 27, 2011, 08:39:04 PM
People would happily adapt for dwarfs xbox hueg stat buffs. What if there was a coded tribe of muls that captured dwarves and humans to breed more muls?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Jdr on June 28, 2011, 04:52:59 AM
The wildlife would get a lot more terrifying than just gith and kryl.

What if whenever we made a character, that person in Zalanthas knew they were being puppeteered towards an inevitable death, unable to do anything about it.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Delirium on June 28, 2011, 04:58:06 AM
They would at least find solace in knowing that they'd be unlikely to live out their dreary, pointless lives doing menial, backbreaking labor while starving slowly to death, and instead be plunged into the world of intrigue, adventure, and (ill-fated) romance until the day of their death.

What if we had 500 players at peak?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Nao on June 28, 2011, 05:37:55 AM
Clans would actually refuse potential employees, unemployment would be huge and starvation in Allanak a real problem to PCs.

What if all humans died to a mysterious plague?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: NOFUN on June 28, 2011, 07:08:13 PM
Aside from pc templars, there'd be no affect to the pc population.

What if half giants were not retarded?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Ocotillo on June 28, 2011, 07:17:59 PM
Aside from pc templars, there'd be no affect to the pc population.

What if half giants were not retarded?

They'd know when to say effect and when to say affect.

What if templars were elected?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: number13 on June 28, 2011, 07:39:23 PM
What if templars were elected?

They'd be twice as nasty. The winners would have 98% of the vote, and losers are never heard from again.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Xagon on June 28, 2011, 07:58:53 PM
What if Jihae, Lirathu, and the Black Sun were really giant eggs?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: PurpleParrot on June 28, 2011, 08:16:50 PM
What if Jihae, Lirathu, and the Black Sun were really giant eggs?

Sometime in the not-to-distant future they would hatch and spawn three giant space wasps which would descend upon our hapless characters and raze the cities.
Sand would overtake the ruins. Many monsters would move in and become playable races. GDB would be overrun with "GAH KRYL MUDSEX WTF" and "SILT HORRORS STOP RAPING EVERYTHING! THIS IS NOT HENTAI!" posts.

What if babies were a playable age? How long would a well-played infant PC last before someone got sick of it and punted it off a cliff?

*Edited to make the question a what-if >_>
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Kismetic on June 28, 2011, 08:24:51 PM
What if babies were a playable age? How long would a well-played infant PC last before someone got sick of it and punted it off a cliff?

There'd be a lot more dead baby jokes.  Staff would be loaded down with complaints of "my PC can't pick up all this sid he stuffed in his diaper."  Most would live a very long time, because the baby-fist sized dung they produce is a constant source of sids for whoever stole a baby (subduing baby PCs wouldn't crimflag).

What if kryl "bred" with mantis?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Bogre on June 29, 2011, 10:56:03 AM
They make ankhegs.

What if Nilazi muls were 0 karma?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: NOFUN on June 29, 2011, 10:59:50 AM
They make ankhegs.

What if Nilazi muls were 0 karma?
Suddenly the labyrinth gets over-populated. I imagine since all PC mul's are run-away slaves they'd raise an army of the undead and try to destroy allanak.

What if pickpocket/burglar became a karma required guild?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: PurpleParrot on June 29, 2011, 02:36:57 PM
They make ankhegs.

What if Nilazi muls were 0 karma?
Suddenly the labyrinth gets over-populated. I imagine since all PC mul's are run-away slaves they'd raise an army of the undead and try to destroy allanak.

What if pickpocket/burglar became a karma required guild?

Better played thieves. I was going to say less quickly dead thieves, but lightfingers tend to step on toes as they sneak away.

What if there were a limited amount of times one could faint from Waying before they just either:
A) Died
or
B) Couldn't Way anymore.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on June 29, 2011, 06:47:44 PM

What if there were a limited amount of times one could faint from Waying before they just either:
A) Died
or
B) Couldn't Way anymore.

You'd know that every single aide was a bender, if they survived the job for more then three real life weeks. Benders would have a higher count of waying abilities. You would either have to hire a lot of different aides, switching them out when they died or couldn't Way, or maybe Borsail/Winrothol could make Way slaves. Templars would have to be protected by the Highlord/Sun King, or the turn over rate would be pretty dismal. People would also get tired of the game, and possibly leave, as without the Way there's no real way to connect with others, and you wouldn't even be able to find your clan in the same city.

What if you could only Way people within a certain distance (such as within a city)?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: jstorrie on June 29, 2011, 08:24:34 PM
Spying and espionage-related-plots would become way cooler.

What if Allanak and Tuluk had distinct currencies?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: EldritchOrigins on June 29, 2011, 08:38:06 PM
What if Allanak and Tuluk had distinct currencies?

Currency exchanges would flourish all around the known world with differing local exchange rates.  People could travel around making money, solely trading currency.  Or Nenyuk would simply do this for a nominal fee depending on your location.

What if Tuluk and Allanak were destroyed?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Nao on June 30, 2011, 03:56:54 AM
What if Allanak and Tuluk had distinct currencies?

Currency exchanges would flourish all around the known world with differing local exchange rates.  People could travel around making money, solely trading currency.  Or Nenyuk would simply do this for a nominal fee depending on your location.

What if Tuluk and Allanak were destroyed?
The Sand Lord would take over and everyone else could go on with their lives as usual.

What if the Tek and Muk turned out to be a giant scam by the templarate and they were both long-dead?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: perfecto on June 30, 2011, 04:14:39 AM
Yeah that sounds about right.. but if people actualy found out about it? well it would still take the vast majority of the population to bring them down due to their personal kick-ass-ness, and heavily fortified quarters. 

What if Githmas was actualy celebrated in game by all the known?  What would the traditions be I wonder?  Keep in mind that it only comes every eight and a half years.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Xagon on July 01, 2011, 01:46:07 PM
The resulting gorefest would result in extinction. Of Gith or all the other races remains to be seen.

What if all dwarves everywhere spontaneously grew a few inches of hair in the same place?

Firefox wants to correct dwarves as 'wharves'. WTF.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Sam on July 01, 2011, 01:51:56 PM
They would all have spiked mohawks.


What if elves suddenly became a race of warrior-priests trying to save the world from corruption and greed?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Sephiroto on July 01, 2011, 02:00:29 PM
What if elves suddenly became a race of warrior-priests trying to save the world from corruption and greed?

They would go extinct when faced an army of with heavily-armored, opponents.
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You slash the burly, blue-robed templar but the blow is absorbed by a pair of silt-horror gauntlets....and his skin.

What if all PCs could learn to read and write?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Delirium on July 01, 2011, 02:03:33 PM
I would make a ranger/physician in the Byn, and make this a reality: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Company

What if it was legal to read and write, and psionics were severely limited in distance?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Spoon on July 01, 2011, 02:45:32 PM
Roll up Kevin Costner.

What if they closed the Arm of the Dragon and the Sun Legions?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: perfecto on July 01, 2011, 07:50:12 PM
Nobody would want to play a templar, cause they wouldn't have anyone (real) to boss around.


What if there were no cures for the poisons of the world?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Nao on July 01, 2011, 08:06:47 PM
Nobody would want to play a templar, cause they wouldn't have anyone (real) to boss around.


What if there were no cures for the poisons of the world?
Everyone would be terrified of rangers. There would be demands to make them 8 karma.

What if tribal orcs came into the known world and allied with the gith?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Qzzrbl on July 02, 2011, 06:12:13 AM
Nobody would want to play a templar, cause they wouldn't have anyone (real) to boss around.


What if there were no cures for the poisons of the world?
Everyone would be terrified of rangers. There would be demands to make them 8 karma.

What if tribal orcs came into the known world and allied with the gith?

(http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/more_dakka.jpg)

They still wouldn't have enough dakka.

What if every high-profile PC that did awesome shit were suddenly rezzed?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: jstorrie on July 02, 2011, 06:22:03 AM
I'd get banned for multi-playing.

What if it was fine to multi-play?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Sephiroto on July 02, 2011, 06:38:53 AM
(http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/9/2010/04/500x_evemp.jpg)
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The Salt Flats [NESW]
The figure in a tattered, dark-hooded cloak is here searching the area.
The figure in a tattered, dark-hooded cloak is here searching the area.
The figure in a tattered, dark-hooded cloak is here searching the area.
The figure in a tattered, dark-hooded cloak is here searching the area.
The figure in a tattered, dark-hooded cloak is here searching the area.
The figure in a tattered, dark-hooded cloak is here searching the area.
The figure in a tattered, dark-hooded cloak is here searching the area.
The figure in a tattered, dark-hooded cloak is here searching the area.
The figure in a tattered, dark-hooded cloak is here searching the area.
The figure in a tattered, dark-hooded cloak is here searching the area.
The brutish, bald man is here cracking a slaver's whip.

What if we had to pay $5 a month to play this game.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on July 02, 2011, 09:40:09 PM
What if we had to pay $5 a month to play this game.

I'd pay and be $5 per month poorer.

What if all magicker PCs had a different guild (a mundane one) until they cast their first spell?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Gunnerblaster on July 02, 2011, 10:30:14 PM
What if we had to pay $5 a month to play this game.

I'd pay and be $5 per month poorer.

What if all magicker PCs had a different guild (a mundane one) until they cast their first spell?

That'd be fucking awesome.

If all magicker PC's could have a mundane guild until they cast their first spell, how would that work?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cindy42 on July 03, 2011, 12:32:15 AM
If all magicker PC's could have a mundane guild until they cast their first spell, how would that work?

People would be on the lookout for regular old merchants, bynners, grebbers, etc. who didn't seem interested in skilling up their respective useful skills. Some mages would immediately disregard this part, and byn sarges would need to pay attention to any details that might become unique to unmanifested mages, along with the other shit they need to pay attention to. Roleplay itself would not be changed since this is an OOC concept, but 'gickers would finally be able to start in Tuluk and live there for a while or indefinitely without garnering suspicion. If you're including sorcerers, that's just scary.

What if breeds had mul-rage potential?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Seeker on July 03, 2011, 01:05:06 AM
Quote from: Cindy42
What if breeds had mul-rage potential?
Um.... they would still be whiny, disgusting vermin?  Only with the tendency to slaughter entire villages and then break down into 6-hour crying jags afterwards.
What if we had more bards like Joan Jett running about?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Kismetic on July 03, 2011, 02:53:40 AM
Quote from: Cindy42
What if breeds had mul-rage potential?
Um.... they would still be whiny, disgusting vermin?  Only with the tendency to slaughter entire villages and then break down into 6-hour crying jags afterwards.
What if we had more bards like Joan Jett running about?

Joan Jett is in Zalanthas?

Oh, I totally forgot to ask a question.  Uhh, what if tregils were aggro?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: jstorrie on July 03, 2011, 02:58:34 PM
Trellis are aggro. Haven't you ever lost a mage to one?

What if all of those end-of-the-world Halaster plots hadn't been silently retconned out of existence?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Barzalene on July 03, 2011, 03:12:14 PM
I'd annoy Nyr far less with my constant scrambling to try to get other ones in their place.

What if the next RPT promised almost certain death?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Dakota on July 03, 2011, 03:16:04 PM
What if all of those end-of-the-world Halaster plots hadn't been silently retconned out of existence?

+1 to more big massive IMM or uber PC driven plotz.

What if HRPTs happened again?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: EldritchOrigins on July 03, 2011, 04:17:37 PM
What if HRPTs happened again?

My enjoyment of the game would increase accordingly (even from the mere prospects of the possibility).



What if gith had merchant houses?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Barzalene on July 03, 2011, 04:52:51 PM
Hmmph!
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Gunnerblaster on July 03, 2011, 09:00:44 PM
What if gith had merchant houses?
They did. Was called House Borsail but then Allanak melted it into the ground D:

What if -more- moons kept appearing around Zalanthas?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: perfecto on July 03, 2011, 09:14:48 PM
The starwars jokes would continue slipping into peoples conversations untill eventualy the invasion actualy happened, then it wouldn't seem so fuckin' funny.


What if someone mastercrafted a sword out of glowcrystals that you could turn on and off like a lightsaber?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cindy42 on July 04, 2011, 08:36:02 AM
The starwars jokes would continue slipping into peoples conversations untill eventualy the invasion actualy happened, then it wouldn't seem so fuckin' funny.


What if someone mastercrafted a sword out of glowcrystals that you could turn on and off like a lightsaber?

more dual-wielders and two-handers exploring dark places--- incidentally meaning slightly more non pure combatants exploring The Dark Places. but only if the sword never actually went out. being made of glow-crystals, it would run out eventually, unless magick amplified, and if so, only southerners and/or magickers would use it, depending on their views. it would also probably not be a super great weapon in terms of sharpness, and make the zzhrrrp sound. evil people would use red ones, and only the most amazing dwarven max warriors/acrobats would use a green one. unimportant people would use orange. or something. i don't pay attention unless its that part where Anakin has his arms cut off and is on fire.

What if someone got an app passed for a sorceror mul who has a taste for violence, and started with a flying roc mount and three npc warrior breed slaves whose minds were his to command? No, this is not a reference to anything.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Riev on July 05, 2011, 08:07:11 PM
What if someone got an app passed for a sorceror mul who has a taste for violence, and started with a flying roc mount and three npc warrior breed slaves whose minds were his to command? No, this is not a reference to anything.

He'd probably die when he used the 'order' command incorrectly, or accidentally casted a spell that made everything aggro on him.

What if our PCs were actually as important to the world as we sometimes like to think they are?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Synthesis on July 05, 2011, 08:29:43 PM
What if our PCs were actually as important to the world as we sometimes like to think they are?

Most of my PCs would have a permanent sdesc-invisible VNPC status set, because they aren't important at all.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: lordcooper on July 05, 2011, 09:07:02 PM
What if the playerbase was split between the higher ups (nobles/templars/gmh family members) and commoners in a 40/60 ratio?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Schrodingers Cat on July 05, 2011, 09:35:46 PM
What if the playerbase was split between the higher ups (nobles/templars/gmh family members) and commoners in a 40/60 ratio?

There'd be fierce competition for underlings.  Templars and nobles would fawn over every new character that seemed halfway capable of anything and offer great perks.  They may even punish those that refused their "generosity".


What if spice was legalized in Allanak?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Sephiroto on July 05, 2011, 10:10:49 PM
The added tax revenue would balance the budget.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: perfecto on July 06, 2011, 01:27:43 AM
The added tax revenue would balance the budget.

Finaly, now everyone is able to buy a rotted fruit per-day...

What if the elements got angry and turned on the wigglers?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Qzzrbl on July 06, 2011, 03:46:02 AM
The added tax revenue would balance the budget.

Finaly, now everyone is able to buy a rotted fruit per-day...

What if the elements got angry and turned on the wigglers?

2.arm
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Jeshin on July 06, 2011, 04:09:48 AM
What if gickers could successfully hide themselves in tuluk for an entire PCs lifetime purely on RP without metagaming to keep their abilities secret?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: perfecto on July 06, 2011, 07:53:52 AM
People would be playing the game properly... even against the own willl, which is quite a feat to behold.

What if you swallowed a Kalan seed and a Kalan tree grew out of your stomach?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Qzzrbl on July 06, 2011, 08:24:58 AM
People would be playing the game properly... even against the own willl, which is quite a feat to behold.

What if you swallowed a Kalan seed and a Kalan tree grew out of your stomach?

(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110217171039/fallout/images/thumb/e/e0/Harold.jpg/450px-Harold.jpg)
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Potaje on July 06, 2011, 01:11:14 PM
 What if there was a willy wonka Zalanthan style, and half giant children gathered to search for the Obsidian ticket hidden within a chocolate erdlu for a tour of his tower (factory)?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: flurry on July 06, 2011, 05:34:52 PM
What if there was a willy wonka Zalanthan style, and half giant children gathered to search for the Obsidian ticket hidden within a chocolate erdlu for a tour of his tower (factory)?

Veruca Salt wouldn't be the only one after the gold-egg laying geese.

(Now you have me reliving 90s music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC9AUR-iTo0 )

edit:
What if someone mastercrafted Zalanthan alphabet soup?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Seeker on July 06, 2011, 05:41:47 PM
What if someone mastercrafted Zalanthan alphabet soup?
"Behead that creature!"

(p.s.  It is a little known fact that the Zalanthan alphabet consists of only two letters:  FFFUUUUUUUUUUU!!!)

What if halflings aren't extinct, but are instead successfully disguised and living in the 'nakki alleyways?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: perfecto on July 07, 2011, 12:16:40 AM
The midden heaps are actualy halfling houses, made from all the crap they collect around the city.

look in heap

a midden heap  is made up of all kinds of broken bits and pieces, here and there some broken furniture sticks out, and the whole thing reeks of ass.

:inside the midden heap
a lump of shit
a small war-painted halfling
a broken pot shard
a baby war painted halfling
a baby war painted halfling
a baby war painted halfling

a spear flies in from the midden heap!

Your vision goes black


What if  there was a spell that turned stone into steel?  if only for a short time?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Qzzrbl on July 07, 2011, 08:43:36 AM
The midden heaps are actualy halfling houses, made from all the crap they collect around the city.

look in heap

a midden heap  is made up of all kinds of broken bits and pieces, here and there some broken furniture sticks out, and the whole thing reeks of ass.

:inside the midden heap
a lump of shit
a small war-painted halfling
a broken pot shard
a baby war painted halfling
a baby war painted halfling
a baby war painted halfling

a spear flies in from the midden heap!

Your vision goes black


What if  there was a spell that turned stone into steel?  if only for a short time?

Rukkians-- fucking everywhere.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cind on July 10, 2011, 07:49:04 PM
What if the shield wall caved in and changed the planet to a degree where allanak became as far away from tuluk as it is now from the salt flats?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Qzzrbl on July 12, 2011, 07:05:14 AM
What if the shield wall caved in and changed the planet to a degree where allanak became as far away from tuluk as it is now from the salt flats?

Not a damn thing would change-- because unless there's a metal mine somewhere, Allanak and Tuluk apparently have no reason to fight.

They'll insult eachother alot, sure, but, y'know.... Won't go anywhere.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: perfecto on July 13, 2011, 04:26:22 AM
What if you could fish in the silt sea?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Gunnerblaster on July 13, 2011, 05:05:17 AM
What if you could fish in the silt sea?
A silt horror would eat you.

What if you could plant/harvest your own crop?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cindy42 on July 13, 2011, 08:28:57 PM
What if you could fish in the silt sea?
A silt horror would eat you.

What if you could plant/harvest your own crop?

There's plenty of starving chillen and sharps (half of the sharps are faking it) to swarm over your crops once they are ripe. Besides, all the good land is taken, and Tektolnes would really, really like to know what you're doing using fertile land a mere 2,000,000,000 miles from his tower.

What if an f-me female elf out of the rinth manifested as a sorceror, and then started her own small city-state of rinth elves in Mal Krian? (its in history docs, its a settlement Tek destroyed and is relatively far from 'nak)
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: wizturbo on July 13, 2011, 08:42:36 PM

What if an f-me female elf out of the rinth manifested as a sorceror, and then started her own small city-state of rinth elves in Mal Krian? (its in history docs, its a settlement Tek destroyed and is relatively far from 'nak)

Current policies wouldn't allow this to be possible, but they'd probably die the same way the first Mal Krianians did even if it were possible.


What if bodies could be salvaged for water?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Nyr on July 14, 2011, 08:48:05 AM
Current policies wouldn't allow this to be possible

That old chestnut?

(http://i.imgur.com/mdglP.jpg)

What if bodies could be salvaged for water?

Water elementalists would have a pretty awesome new request for a spell, I think!

What if Magneto were banished to Zalanthas?  (answer is not as obvious as you might think, consider a certain statue)
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on July 14, 2011, 09:07:38 AM
... Well you see, a certain dragon statue would be brought to life and a certain MASS of metal objects that certain high class PCs wear (hint: nobles and templars) would suddenly become a LOT of nasty weapons with which Magneto would conquer Zalanthas.


What would happen if Wolvering existed in Zalanthas? (Consider his healing factor and adamantium skeleton)
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Yoman on July 14, 2011, 09:11:58 AM
What would happen if Wolvering existed in Zalanthas? (Consider his healing factor and adamantium skeleton)
Does anyone know what Tektolnes looks like? ;)

What if there were more NPCs with 'Artificial Intelligence' and/or scripted actions in Allanak?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: RogueGunslinger on July 14, 2011, 10:16:07 AM
More loot for the twinks.

What if travel time from Alanak to Tuluk took an hour, on an erdlu?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: NOFUN on July 14, 2011, 11:16:30 AM
If it was an IC hour, I imagine PC's from the two cities would interact alot more an there'd be alot more assassinations.

If it was an OOC hour, I imagne the death-rate for people traveling from one to the other would increase dramatically.

What if, for absolutely no reason tek awoke and decided to pass a law that removed nobles privileged laws?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Gunnerblaster on July 14, 2011, 11:25:34 AM
What if, for absolutely no reason tek awoke and decided to pass a law that removed nobles privileged laws?
Chaos, bodies in the streets, city-wide famine... Oh wait. Yeah, I guess nothing would really change, in that case. Less noobles.

What if Tektolnes and Muk Utep had secrectly formed a 'bro-ship' and both snuck away from his respective city-states, with the Sand Lord as well, to make a new city beyond the Known world?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Jeshin on July 14, 2011, 11:45:38 AM
Is Cenyr considered beyond the known world?  :P

If not then I imagine it'd be a place where not only do terrible things happen in alleys while the rest of the city is brutally lawful, but also a place where wearing dusty clothing is considered rather barbaric... Maybe it's like Luirs!

What if the majority of gith were mindbenders?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Qzzrbl on July 14, 2011, 11:49:55 AM
Is Cenyr considered beyond the known world?  :P

If not then I imagine it'd be a place where not only do terrible things happen in alleys while the rest of the city is brutally lawful, but also a place where wearing dusty clothing is considered rather barbaric... Maybe it's like Luirs!

What if the majority of gith were mindbenders?

Allanak would have continued spanking them into extinction, aaaaaand everyone from the old gith siege days would have maxxed barrier.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Talia on July 15, 2011, 09:46:40 AM
Allanak would have continued spanking them into extinction, aaaaaand everyone from the old gith siege days would have maxxed barrier.

Fail, no question asked.

What if every player, no exceptions, made a special effort today to make the game engaging for the players around her/him?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: SecretAccountYo on July 15, 2011, 09:50:57 AM
Allanak would have continued spanking them into extinction, aaaaaand everyone from the old gith siege days would have maxxed barrier.

Fail, no question asked.

What if every player, no exceptions, made a special effort today to make the game engaging for the players around her/him?

Can do.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Barzalene on July 15, 2011, 09:55:56 AM
Don't they? Anyway,they probably still wouldn't vote.

What if everyone voted today, tomorrow and Sunday?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: lordcooper on July 15, 2011, 10:13:22 AM
We'd have approximately 21 billion votes on TMS and around 400 votes on TMC.

What if "Rocks fall, everyone dies" happened to Luirs?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: brytta.leofa on July 15, 2011, 11:09:53 AM
What if "Rocks fall, everyone dies" happened to Luirs?

They tried that a couple years ago.  No dice.

What if humans could only be played in mundane guilds?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cind on July 16, 2011, 03:37:12 AM
sorry wrong thread. edited it out

What if "Rocks fall, everyone dies" happened to Luirs?

They tried that a couple years ago.  No dice.

What if humans could only be played in mundane guilds?

Everyone would watch the elves even more closely than they used to. when you came back to your brutally robbed apartment, chances were it would be on fire.

What if, every once in a while during the early afternoon, Tek decided to stalk Meleth's Circle for foreigners to rip apart?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Jeshin on July 19, 2011, 09:38:04 AM
Then Tuluki's would start going to allanak on a pilgrimage to attempt to murder Tek.

What if Tek went into an alley in Red Storm?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cind on July 19, 2011, 02:31:54 PM
Then Tuluki's would start going to allanak on a pilgrimage to attempt to murder Tek.

What if Tek went into an alley in Red Storm?

The lurkers would shrink considerably in number before moving to become actual coded raiders outside Storm like it says wait for foreignors in docs. natives would be no safer, however, with tek lurking the alleys, and i'm positive the Sand Lord wouldn't be able to do much but attempt to negotiate Tek out after a while (with bread tithes to his temple) which tek wouldn't be able to refuse if he wanted some badly-needed social cushion.

What if a super ultra sexy mega f-me lady sorceror started a new city-state along the western part of and just south of the shield wall?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: palomar on July 19, 2011, 02:52:34 PM
Then Tuluki's would start going to allanak on a pilgrimage to attempt to murder Tek.

What if Tek went into an alley in Red Storm?

The lurkers would shrink considerably in number before moving to become actual coded raiders outside Storm like it says wait for foreignors in docs. natives would be no safer, however, with tek lurking the alleys, and i'm positive the Sand Lord wouldn't be able to do much but attempt to negotiate Tek out after a while (with bread tithes to his temple) which tek wouldn't be able to refuse if he wanted some badly-needed social cushion.

What if a super ultra sexy mega f-me lady sorceror started a new city-state along the western part of and just south of the shield wall?

Forces from Allanak and Tuluk would join in battle against her, putting their differences aside for a moment.

... That scenario sounds distinctively familiar.  ::)

What if kylori could speak?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: perfecto on July 20, 2011, 02:39:41 AM
Seriously.. they should be able to speak, they're more human than half-elf.  ;)

They would probably tell us that we're in their territiory and that we're offending their winged-sess (leader obviously) by being there, and try their best to swoop in and kill us all.. but really.. what are they gonna say that would gain any of our trust?

what if the kylori had something no-one else had?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Synthesis on July 20, 2011, 01:46:16 PM
Seriously.. they should be able to speak, they're more human than half-elf.  ;)

They would probably tell us that we're in their territiory and that we're offending their winged-sess (leader obviously) by being there, and try their best to swoop in and kill us all.. but really.. what are they gonna say that would gain any of our trust?

what if the kylori had something no-one else had?

We'd make bow strings out of it.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cind on July 20, 2011, 01:47:30 PM
What if the Sol Lanah Kah had a metal bow and it was freaking awesome for hunting and everyone found out?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: palomar on July 20, 2011, 03:24:48 PM
What if the Sol Lanah Kah had a metal bow and it was freaking awesome for hunting and everyone found out?

There would be a lot more dead PCs littering the Tablelands.

What if kanks came back, with a vengeance?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on July 22, 2011, 11:52:18 AM
What if kanks came back, with a vengeance?

Then we wouldn't be able to ask that question twice (http://www.zalanthas.org/gdb/index.php/topic,40858.msg591863.html#msg591863).

What if staff really did eat brains, and you had to send them RL brains (of any creature, obtained by any means) to play Armageddon?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Jeshin on July 22, 2011, 07:09:49 PM
A lot of kittens will be slain and then delicious kitten brain cookies and cheese offered to the staff.

What if all newbies could implement some kind of newbie flag. So they could show that they're new for a time? [Go comical over practical here people]
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: X-D on July 22, 2011, 07:50:10 PM
People would set triggers to sap and steal boots amos as soon as the flag was gone of course.

What if templars robes did not amend the sdesc?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: jstorrie on July 22, 2011, 08:49:47 PM
Every new templar would spend his first two weeks trying to track down a Kadian for a custom sdesc-altering templar mask.

What if nobles' robes did amend their sdescs?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: X-D on July 22, 2011, 09:41:53 PM
The game would be that much cooler?

What if Jozhal were just as big of thieves as in darksun?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: RogueGunslinger on July 22, 2011, 10:09:08 PM
Lord Templar Samos would have led a war against the raiding Jozhals instead of the Gith.

What if back-stab branched from skinning.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: HavokBlue on July 22, 2011, 10:21:44 PM
Desert elves would be absolutely terrifying. Unless only assassins could branch it, in which case everyone would accuse GMH hunters of being assassins.

What if we had coded siege weapons readily available?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Riev on July 22, 2011, 10:28:17 PM
What if we had coded siege weapons readily available?

Then they would be forever left inside City Militia Compounds, during the Cold War between city states.

What if even magickers took about 10-20days played of work, effort, and RP in order to become something scary or terrifying?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: X-D on July 22, 2011, 10:39:01 PM
The game would have reset to before 2002 when every single 1 day warrior, ranger, assassin, merchant etc etc etc knew they could kill a mage with no danger.

What if they accidently put in poop code on PCs?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Barzalene on July 22, 2011, 10:57:11 PM
Scatalogical jokes would abound.

What if players could customize how theyre pc smelled when sniffed?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Synthesis on July 22, 2011, 11:02:33 PM
Scatalogical jokes would abound.

What if players could customize how theyre pc smelled when sniffed?

You know there are coded perfumes...that you can buy...right?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Barzalene on July 22, 2011, 11:03:29 PM
Yes, but they don't make you smell like dried blood, or sweat and pee, or sex, or soap.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: lordcooper on July 22, 2011, 11:10:33 PM
The tressy-tressed, curvaceous maiden is here.

sniff maiden

The tressy-tressed, curvaceous maiden woman smells of poontang.

What if penis size was coded and randomly generated at chargen?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: bcw81 on July 23, 2011, 12:48:22 AM
I would get a lot less lulz describing others as tiny and insignificant.

What if a mek and a 'met bred together?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Dakota on July 23, 2011, 06:41:58 AM
From everything I've read about magick... I kinda wish it took gickers more than 5-10 days to become things of beastly havok.

What if a middle ground was found between Arm of 2002 and Arm of 2011 re: magickers?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Barzalene on July 23, 2011, 08:46:10 AM
I would get a lot less lulz describing others as tiny and insignificant.

What if a mek and a 'met bred together?

We'd call them mekmets, and people who didn't know better would expect something far cuter and less deadly than what they'd get.

What if all the tailors in Storm got together and planned the end of Kadius?

Edited to rephrase What if all the "tailors" in Storm got together and planned the end of Kadius?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: RogueGunslinger on July 23, 2011, 11:02:20 AM
They'd get bitch-slapped down with an iron fist.

What would happen if all the GMH's became one house, with a triarchy from each head of the family.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Jeshin on July 23, 2011, 11:19:41 AM
The kadians would rule the super GMH through sex and sex toys and booze... or Kurac would rule via kemen.

What if a delf actually managed to get a Roc mount? [let us assume that they could ride it]
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on July 23, 2011, 05:00:41 PM
What if a delf actually managed to get a Roc mount? [let us assume that they could ride it]

They would start a raiding tribe that was based around rocs, and work hard to get rid of all those pesky whirans and gemmers.

The teenager elves would practice "stealing dignity" a process that involves getting their rocs to poop on the heads of nobility and Templars as they fly overhead.

What if Tek's tower was painted in rainbow stripes, instead of being gold?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Jeshin on July 23, 2011, 06:16:15 PM
Giants would think it was a playable size of teks_tower the jenga game.

What if Giants [not half-giants] were a playable race.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Cind on July 23, 2011, 09:33:30 PM
Giants would think it was a playable size of teks_tower the jenga game.

What if Giants [not half-giants] were a playable race.

no more pure guild and subguild warriors voluntarily chosen for other races. One-hit KOs are one-hit KOs. Also, Red Storm East would become a viable starting area. And half-giants would finally socially become breeds when people put two and two together, except their status wouldn't be nearly as bad as giants are, to human thinking, far more useful and easily manipulated than elves. Also, you'd get to explore the silt sea, and few mundane things would kill you.

What if a tremendous sandstorm began across the entire known and never let up?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Ouroboros on August 19, 2011, 12:52:23 AM
>bandage thread

What if a tremendous sandstorm began across the entire known and never let up?

Rangers would take over the Byn for all escort missions, then every GMH hunter position. A few months later they would form their own clan, leading to their eventual supreme rule of the Known. The day after that came to pass, the storm would abruptly come to an end. Hiding would then become their new most valued skill, as angry mobs chased them down for their cutthroat prices and arrogance.

What if every coded feature of Arm 2.0 was brought into Arm 1.0, before 2.0's official release?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: musashi on August 19, 2011, 01:21:18 AM
What if every coded feature of Arm 2.0 was brought into Arm 1.0, before 2.0's official release?

The game would be flooded with half-giant sorcerer/ranger/warrior/assassian/merchants since some of 2.0's coded features include a lack of karma and multi-classing. Then said people would figure out that the more you multi-class the lower your potential in each guild so things would eventually pitter out to just HG sorcerer/ranger/merchants.

What if Armageddon released an expansion pack? What kind of stuff would be in it?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Ouroboros on August 19, 2011, 05:44:36 AM
What if Armageddon released an expansion pack? What kind of stuff would be in it?

The mantis would be brought back as a playable race. A new guild would be introduced, Beastmaster, which would include some of the existing skills from Rangers as well as some new ones like the ability to turn wild beasts into tamed NPC guards. A new subclass of blacksmith would be introduced as well, because... A real nugget of steel would be included in every pre-order boxed set, which could be claimed for the virtual equivalent in-game; a foreshadowing of the Steel Wars to come.

What if inix fell victim to the same disease kanks did?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Qzzrbl on August 23, 2011, 02:15:23 AM
What if Armageddon released an expansion pack? What kind of stuff would be in it?

The mantis would be brought back as a playable race. A new guild would be introduced, Beastmaster, which would include some of the existing skills from Rangers as well as some new ones like the ability to turn wild beasts into tamed NPC guards. A new subclass of blacksmith would be introduced as well, because... A real nugget of steel would be included in every pre-order boxed set, which could be claimed for the virtual equivalent in-game; a foreshadowing of the Steel Wars to come.

What if inix fell victim to the same disease kanks did?


Allanak would still have beetles, and Tuluk would..... Suddenly become alot more city elf-friendly.

What if some dwarven inventor invented an electricity generator powered by dung?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Xagon on October 10, 2011, 11:58:40 PM
There would be an elkrosian revolt, complete with picketing.

What if gunpowder was easily craftable? (Craft Dung Sulfur charcoal into handful of black powder)
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Ouroboros on October 11, 2011, 05:26:36 AM
There would be an elkrosian revolt, complete with picketing.

What if gunpowder was easily craftable? (Craft Dung Sulfur charcoal into handful of black powder)

The rebel subguild would be come the new flavor of the month. Suicide bombing would see a rise as a dwarven focus. Staff would eventually make it uncraftable again, after seeing the time consumed in writing and re-writting the descriptions of most the buildings of the game from the effects of would-be revolts, terrorist acts, and other mishaps.

What if perm-death was retroactively removed from the game?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: chrisdcoulombe on October 12, 2011, 12:11:09 AM
There would be an elkrosian revolt, complete with picketing.

What if gunpowder was easily craftable? (Craft Dung Sulfur charcoal into handful of black powder)

The rebel subguild would be come the new flavor of the month. Suicide bombing would see a rise as a dwarven focus. Staff would eventually make it uncraftable again, after seeing the time consumed in writing and re-writting the descriptions of most the buildings of the game from the effects of would-be revolts, terrorist acts, and other mishaps.

What if perm-death was retroactively removed from the game?
We would all be banned for multi-playing.

What if Freddy Kruger were in Allanak?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Potaje on October 12, 2011, 12:21:50 AM
There would be an elkrosian revolt, complete with picketing.

What if gunpowder was easily craftable? (Craft Dung Sulfur charcoal into handful of black powder)

The rebel subguild would be come the new flavor of the month. Suicide bombing would see a rise as a dwarven focus. Staff would eventually make it uncraftable again, after seeing the time consumed in writing and re-writting the descriptions of most the buildings of the game from the effects of would-be revolts, terrorist acts, and other mishaps.

What if perm-death was retroactively removed from the game?
We would all be banned for multi-playing.

What if Freddy Kruger were in Allanak?

Then I wouldn't have to rent nightmare on elm street. And people in Allanak would be confused as to where elm street was and what an elm is.
However, the dream command and sleeping to recover from wounds would take on a whole new level of play.

What if The Thing, (not the comic book Thing, but horror movie) was a creature in Z-land?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Gunnerblaster on October 12, 2011, 12:25:25 AM
What is The Thing, (not the comic book Thing, but horror movie) was a creature in Z-land?

Krathi's would be in high demand as personnel screeners.

What if Tektolnes and Muk Utep killed eachother off in a one-on-one duel of epic proportions?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: bcw81 on October 12, 2011, 12:34:43 AM
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What if Kurac actually hired PC whores for their bars.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Ouroboros on October 12, 2011, 04:00:46 PM
What if Kurac actually hired PC whores for their bars.

They'd then be paying the same PCs that did it before for "free".

What if Kadius took over Luir's Outpost?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: WarriorPoet on October 12, 2011, 04:53:41 PM
Salarr would immediately attack to get their thumb in the pot as well.

What if Tek suddenly appeared and proclaimed a new Democratic government in Nak?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Malifaxis on October 12, 2011, 05:16:25 PM
Salarr would immediately attack to get their thumb in the pot as well.

What if Tek suddenly appeared and proclaimed a new Democratic government in Nak?

He'd find an intern in the tower to spew his seed with and stain her nice blue dress, and start a massive scandal.

What if Nessalin still played an active PC, and named him/her/it/them Nessalin?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Gunnerblaster on October 12, 2011, 11:03:21 PM
What if Nessalin still played an active PC, and named him/her/it/them Nessalin?

Everyone would think it was some newb who just didn't know better. Met a player with the GDB, Nyx, and used to always mix Nyx/Nyr.

What if spam-bots converged upon Armageddon, namely, Zalanthas by creating PC's with scripts?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Dan on October 17, 2011, 03:37:11 AM
Salarr would immediately attack to get their thumb in the pot as well.

What if Tek suddenly appeared and proclaimed a new Democratic government in Nak?

It would only be a ruse to see who thought they could do a better job, and he'd kill them.

What if Amos became Famous? What would he do?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: My 2 sids on October 17, 2011, 03:03:50 PM
Salarr would immediately attack to get their thumb in the pot as well.

What if Tek suddenly appeared and proclaimed a new Democratic government in Nak?

It would only be a ruse to see who thought they could do a better job, and he'd kill them.

What if Amos became Famous? What would he do?

Open a shop in the market
(http://www.cvcoffee.com/prod_images_blowup/Famous-Amos-Cookies2.jpg)


What would happen if one of the GMH family members won the title of noble in Tuluk?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Delirium on October 17, 2011, 03:31:54 PM
They get sick and die. :P
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on October 20, 2011, 10:53:15 AM
What if Nessalin still played an active PC, and named him/her/it/them Nessalin?

Everyone would think it was some newb who just didn't know better. Met a player with the GDB, Nyx, and used to always mix Nyx/Nyr.

What if spam-bots converged upon Armageddon, namely, Zalanthas by creating PC's with scripts?

We'd see a lot of "hotsexylady11353" names in game asking for a/s/l and people would assume they were n00b whore PCs.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: lordcooper on October 20, 2011, 04:11:09 PM
What if a selection of five Discworld characters (your choice which) appeared on Zalanthas?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Zoan on October 20, 2011, 10:35:23 PM
1. Vetinari would be running Allanak inside the year.
2. The Arm of the Dragon would be corruption-free and incredibly good at its job - the labyrinth would have regular patrols (thanks to Vimes).
3. Lord Rust would be a Tor lord
4. Granny Weatherwax would be living in the grey forest mountains and the Templars would secretly go to her for counsel and assistance.
5. Obsidian would fall out of standard as coinage and von Lipwig will have introduced a paper currency.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Jeshin on October 20, 2011, 11:02:43 PM
What if Zalanthas was set in the same universe as the movie '300'
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Taven on October 20, 2011, 11:20:05 PM
What if Zalanthas was set in the same universe as the movie '300'






What would happen if Tektolnes was actually a breed?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: FantasyWriter on October 21, 2011, 09:18:53 AM
What if Zalanthas was set in the same universe as the movie '300'

  • Sparta's 300 human warriors would be beat by 3 Tor dwarf warriors

  • "This is Sparta!" would go out of style when it was discovered that Allanak doesn't have a large pointless well lying around, it has a pit with spiked stakes and bugs (alternatively "This is the Labyrinth!" would pick up, when they discovered the possibility of luring a sewer horror around to eat people)

  • "Then we'll fight in the shade," would have new meaning, when it was a Dragon and not arrows blocking out the sun

  • Sparta's 300 would be prevented from doing anything by hoards of f-mes clamoring for attention


What would happen if Tektolnes was actually a breed?



He would have an emotion-driven psychotic break in the presence of his father, the King of Vrun Durai.... WAIT A MINUTE!

What if there were a Role-Call for the Sandlord's militia?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Armaddict on October 21, 2011, 09:21:37 AM
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What if there were a Role-Call for the Sandlord's militia?

Then special applications for muls would go through the roof.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: EldritchOrigins on October 21, 2011, 02:59:42 PM
What if Allanak was destroyed?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Malifaxis on October 21, 2011, 03:54:27 PM
What if Allanak was destroyed?

Everyone would have to start using the 'think' and 'feel' commands instead of just 'kick' and 'emote thrusts and grunts.'

What if the islands beyond the silt sea were coded?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: FantasyWriter on October 23, 2011, 05:15:25 AM
What if Allanak was destroyed?

Everyone would have to start using the 'think' and 'feel' commands instead of just 'kick' and 'emote thrusts and grunts.'

What if the islands beyond the silt sea were coded?

People would have somewhere new to 'kick' and 'emote thrusts and grunts."

What if Muk Utep one day said, "Hey, gickers! Since we love and respect elves, think highly of people who kill and steal for a living, accept mutants with fucked-up faces, and, after all, it wasn't actually you guys who blew up Tuluk in the first place, why not come join the party? Tuluk is open!"
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Gunnerblaster on October 23, 2011, 05:37:12 AM
What if Muk Utep one day said, "Hey, gickers! Since we love and respect elves, think highly of people who kill and steal for a living, accept mutants with fucked-up faces, and, after all, it wasn't actually you guys who blew up Tuluk in the first place, why not come join the party? Tuluk is open!"
Nothing. Most magickers would continue to live "secretly" in Tuluk while most others would come to the conclusion that it was most likely a clever ruse to reel them in so that the Templarate could kill them.

What if there were more occults in Zalanthas; that consisted of sekrit, underground meetings?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Celest on October 23, 2011, 08:18:05 AM
What if there were more occults in Zalanthas; that consisted of sekrit, underground meetings?

No one would ever know because their meetings are sekrit and underground.

What if, between characters, you could play as tregil to pass the time?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Delirium on October 23, 2011, 10:37:44 AM
What if this thread didn't turn into Random Tiny Wants 2.0?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: My 2 sids on October 23, 2011, 11:16:42 AM
What if this thread didn't turn into Random Tiny Wants 2.0?

Then there would be fewer posts.

What would happen if food, water, and raw material prices went down; but the "cost" of "information" and "non-affiliation" went up?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Saellyn on October 23, 2011, 11:35:15 PM
What if there were more occults in Zalanthas; that consisted of sekrit, underground meetings?

No one would ever know because their meetings are sekrit and underground.

What if, between characters, you could play as tregil to pass the time?

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A black-fletched, obsidian arrow flies in from the north and strikes you in the head, wounding you!

The man arrives from the north.

flee self

What if people stopped skipping over what if's and started actually following a proper segmented thoughtline?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: lordcooper on December 11, 2011, 07:35:30 PM
It'd be rather nice tbh.

What if both Tek and Muk died of natural causes on the same day, leading to all Templars being powerless?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: X-D on December 12, 2011, 09:39:05 AM
But would it?

You might wanna take a good close look at the templars, north and south again.
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: My 2 sids on December 15, 2011, 11:16:01 PM
It'd be rather nice tbh.

What if both Tek and Muk died of natural causes on the same day, leading to all Templars being powerless?

They'd be the ones leading the Rebellion against the Noble Houses.



What if the Merchant Houses pulled out of all cities and started their own? 
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: jstorrie on December 15, 2011, 11:21:28 PM
What if the Merchant Houses pulled out of all cities and started their own? 

[WREKTOLNES! 300:300hp 280:280mv 300:300st 200:300mp mood:angry] >cast mon un fuck up merchantsteinal

What if no one ever had to retire a character due to real-life problems?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: Jeshin on December 15, 2011, 11:38:06 PM
Kadians wouldn't be mythological beings.

What if all plots required a 2 ooc week delay before you could kill someone over them?
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: My 2 sids on December 18, 2011, 07:51:55 AM
Kadians wouldn't be mythological beings.

What if all plots required a 2 ooc week delay before you could kill someone over them?

hahahahahaha! 


There would be a lot more bio and scar updates as PCs would have to come up with and play out a lot more innovative plot turns, retaliations, and living with some PC getting away with "irritation"   ::)


What would happen if we closed the current noble houses and opened the VNPC ones? (Valika, Rennick, Jal, Dasari, Kassigarh, Negean, etc) 
Title: Re: What if..?
Post by: palomar on December 19, 2011, 07:28:47 AM
FYI, among the Tuluk Houses, only Lyksae is officially closed. Players are usually allowed to app PCs for Houses that aren't currently represented.