LNH20: Replacement characters
pwerdna at gmail.com
Sat Jun 30 16:36:40 PDT 2012
Saxon Brenton wrote:
(I never actually got these on my server, so I'm-a copy them off the
> After due consideration, I have decided to blame Fiji.
> No, seriously. Last year I went on a family vacation to Fiji, got so
> lazy that I more or less stopped interacting with RACC for months, and
> missed pretty much all the prep work on LNH20.
> This year I went for another family vacation to Fiji (we took Dad over
> as a 70th birthday present). I was able to make one small contribution
> to LNHv2#50 before I left, and then one hurried comment about possible
> character subplots for how Anal-Retenhtive Archive Kid 2 would react to
> the Master Blaster/WikiBoy relationship - which kinda sorta set the
> match to the kindling of the Recent Unpleasantness.
> Then after we got back to Australia there was only a few days before I
> had to travel up the coast for the 70th birthday party proper, and in
> the meantime there's been all this *stuff* accumulatiung in my inbox
> which I've been too lazy to read through, and now with only half a week
> left before flying out for RACC-con I'm trying futiley to catch up, and,
> and, and...
> There's a tourist marking joke over there which goes 'I'm on Fiji Time',
> which pretty much sums up how I've been blowing off doing anything in a
> timely manner. So there you go. It's all Fiji's fault :-P
> At first blush I do like the idea of using some of the non-western
> mythologies: goodness knows I've done that enough myself, and sometimes
> not even a safely dead non-Western mythos.
Love 'em, need more of 'em.
> That said, if that became too
> difficult (for whatever reason) then we could synthesise a new character
> with those attributes; effectively pulling the Triumph/Sentry/Kid Macro
> trick of bringing back a character who'd been forgotten to history.
Oooooooooh. Though I'm not sure if we'd want to do that, because the
@lantean pantheon is going to become important later on.
> On a purely storytelling level I'm glad you reminded me of the plot
> dangler of the dragon wanting Googlemesh dead. I suspect that the death
> of Googlemesh will need to be kept off-camera, but the prospect of the
> Recovery Man returning to the dragon with a box, saying 'I have what you
> wanted', and the dragon looking in the box, nodding, and concluding their
> deal would be a good way of moving the story on to the next level.
> Whatever other distractions there may be about multiple spoons could be
> swept away as the Recovery Man gets his hand on 'the one' Spoon/manifestation
> of the Spoons which has the power to draw in all the other quantum-thingummy
Hmmmmm! I like that idea. It can absorb other spoons!
> (And depending on his exact personality and/or level of genre savy,
> the Red Shirt thug sent by WHATEVER to be part of the team will either be
> crowing at having been part of a villainous triumph to kill off a net.hero,
> or seriously freaked out that the scheme actually worked and realising that
> he's now in deeper than eh expected).
Oooooh, yes, I love the In Over His Head Henchman type.
Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, tropetacular!
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