Author Topic: Hallucinations  (Read 1369 times)

nauta

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Hallucinations
« on: July 29, 2016, 04:25:58 PM »
I've had a couple PCs who hear things and see things, but I've never really been able to find the smoothest way to bring this about.  So I thought maybe people would have suggestions.  Here's what I've done in the past:

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think (as if it were said by a red-eyed durrit nearby) I don't really exist.

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feel as if you see a red-eyed durrit nearby.

I also wish there were a way to send 'junk' ways and psi's to vNPCs.
as IF you didn't just have them unconscious, naked, and helpless in the street 4 minutes ago

Lizzie

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Re: Hallucinations
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016, 04:45:02 PM »
I've had a couple PCs who hear things and see things, but I've never really been able to find the smoothest way to bring this about.  So I thought maybe people would have suggestions.  Here's what I've done in the past:

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think (as if it were said by a red-eyed durrit nearby) I don't really exist.

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feel as if you see a red-eyed durrit nearby.

I also wish there were a way to send 'junk' ways and psi's to vNPCs.

try
think you see a red-eyed durrit nearby.
think Nah, that can't be a durrit.
emote shakes her head.
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Reiloth

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Re: Hallucinations
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2016, 05:02:26 PM »
I'm usually pretty verbose with my feels and thinks, in order to better clue in Staff and the occasional mindbender as to my PC's motivations, and whether or not they are telling the truth. So I think being clear it's a hallucination is fine.

Feel like hallucinating a red furred durrit in front of him/her.
Think Is that...Real..? Am I dreaming?
feel unclear as to whether the hallucination is real or fake.
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dravage

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Re: Hallucinations
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2016, 10:44:06 PM »
feel the wavering image of such and such invade your mind.
feel the fuzzy shape of person cloud your vision.
feel your mind flutter with colorful shapes which cling together in a landscape resembling a multi-colored forest.

Raptor_Dan

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Re: Hallucinations
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2016, 01:44:15 AM »
say "Why are you wearing that stupid gimpka rat suit?"

You think, feeling a voice intrude your mind, "Why are you wearing that stupid human suit?"
I'm just looking for a general consensus. Or Moe's opinion. Either one generally can be accepted as canon.

Lizzie

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Re: Hallucinations
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2016, 09:44:47 AM »
I love the examples from Dravage and Dan!
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Morrolan

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Re: Hallucinations
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2016, 12:30:35 PM »
I had a sekrit magicker once, who was even sekrit to himself. I set up some timers and triggers that would make things interesting.

(Every 30 minutes)
>think (impenetrable darkness flicker at the edges of his vision) ...Drov...

(In response to the word "shadow" appearing)
>think (hunted) Drov!

And then I slowly, over the course of months, had the timer go closer and closer to zero. And watched my character go mad and paranoid about the thing chasing him (his own dark nature) until he finally had to get out of denial and get on with life.

I did this for three IG years. Poor guy.
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The Lonely Hunter

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Re: Hallucinations
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2016, 08:16:02 PM »
Morrolan, you win.

I did something similar to that with a spice-addict once who would scratch at himself and pick at scabs subconsciously. It sure did seem to fire at the worst times.
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path

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Re: Hallucinations
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2016, 12:42:32 PM »
say "Why are you wearing that stupid gimpka rat suit?"

You think, feeling a voice intrude your mind, "Why are you wearing that stupid human suit?"

YES!