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Okay, I've been MUSHless for too long. And despite my earlier vow never to admin a MU* again, I've decided the only way to get the kind of MUSH I want to play in is to run one. It's just gone on too long where I see a MU* that's sort of promising but then one big thing ticks me off and I have to back off it.

I'll probably run it off XET's former site. I've not yet settled on a theme, but I've narrowed it down to a few options:
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Okay, and as the last (planned) edition of the XET diaries, I’m going to do a few random plots ideas left out of the other posts and couple of my own ideas for XETized versions of other Marvel concepts. These aren't really 'plans' so much, because unless I was prepared to app the characters it was likely they'd never come to pass, and some of them would be impossible in a group RP session, even though they might be cool if XET were, say, an X-Men Alternate Universe comic series. But hey, since I was doing this big series of posts anyways, I decided I’d throw them in as a capper. Also, some of my ideas for ‘rehabilitating’ (or just doing cool things with) certain existing characters by using our One Year Gap at our rebirth.

Behind the cut… XET Runaways! Warlock! The Punisher! And More!
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And that’s it. My complete Plot Book for XET (again, barring something I remember way down the line and decide to post later). I hope at least some of you enjoyed it because, well, otherwise I did a whole lot of typing for nothing! Well, not for nothing… even if nobody cared, I wanted to have a record to look back on someday and smile.

Anyway, at this point I’d like to invite anyone else who wants to, to use this post (or the previous ones if its more relevant) to include their own memories of plots left undone, secrets known only to a few people that never made it to public knowledge, characters you almost apped for, or hell, even just random memories. You can either post them yourself as comments, or post links to posts elsewhere. I personally’d love to read them, even if I know them already.

Edit: Links to other XET-based log-entries as they come in: Read more... )
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Time for another edition of the XET Diaries. Looks like this’ll probably be the second to last, so I’m going to go even more self-indulgent than usual on this one…

Of all the plots we’ve done, I think my favorites were the Hastur related plots, based on the modified Hastur mythos in Delta Green (specifically, the sourcebook Countdown). We did a number of plots where the Columbia Branch got involved with them.
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And so now I present, for the first time anywhere, the Hastur Plot Musical Homage to ‘Once More With Feeling’, Once More With Hastur!
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Aside from the Buffy musical homage in the Hastur plot, I’ve done a bunch of other filkish songs celebrating XET over the years. The first few were done as a dubious treat for the XETty awards, or hidden in secret commands on the game as an easter egg, but a couple never made it anywhere but in my own files. So, behind the cut, the full song parodies of XET!
Magneto as the Modern Mutant General! Xavier’s private Copacabana! Under Da Sea (Cthulhu Lies Dreaming)! and more! )
Next up is our final planned entry, where I’ll just throw out a bunch of loose character concepts and plots that didn’t fit in any other entry.
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This time around, we're dealing mostly with plots surrounding various organizations. Delta Green. The Office of Metahuman Affairs. Brotherhood Splinters. Weapon X. Excelsior!
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Next time around, what’s the penultimate post (at least, in terms of planned posts… there’s always the chance that months from now I’ll remember something and decide to post it)… the remains of the Hastur Plots, and the complete Songs of XET. Yes, there is a connection between the two topics. Be afraid.
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Well, I finally finished Planescape Torment. Pretty good game overall. A little too linear at times and I would have liked to have explore more. Tiny bit buggy and annoying too. But overall good.

Specific thoughts:
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Some rambling thoughts about the Planescape setting itself and where thoughts like it takes me...:Read more... )

Oh, and while I'm on the subject, back when I was... I dunno, youngish (probably around 15?), I was running a Planescape RPG for my brother and a couple other people. It wasn't great but I did come up with what I thought was a great adventure, involving the PCs suddenly finding themselves on a Baatezu (demon) mobile fortress, on a suicide mission in the middle of the Blood War. I found the file, and since I was in the spirit of the setting, decided to clean it up a little and put it online. It's called The Charge of the Dark Brigade. Still a little rough and sketchy in parts, and there are a couple winceworthy things like names and bits of dialog, but still I think the main plot holds up remarkably well.
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It’s time for another edition of the XET Diaries. This time, the Dreamlands, and Mojo Mayhem. Plus a few other isolated plots

We had a couple different plots abrew for the Dreamlands. Some of them might have eventually combined into one big plot, of course, but we always wanted to open the Dreamlands up to more regular exploration by the player characters.

Just as a quick recap for those who don’t know, the Dreamlands are a sort of a parallel dimension that some (though not all) people can access when they dream, in Lovecraft’s work. It’s formed from the collective unconscious and typically is at a level about 500 years in the past, at least on average. More generally it’s a ‘high fantasy’ world, with monsters and gods and mysterious cities, etc.

The Dreamlands of course, is the XET-canon origin of Lockheed’s species (along with, at least in our plans, canon Shatterstar's swords metal but we never actually established that firmly), and where the portal that Weapon Xers got lost in (and that eventually got shifted to another dimension in the Rutland incident) originally lead. It’s also where Goblyn was when Laura Dean was in our world, and vice versa, and where Catseye roamed.
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In the next entry, more on XET and Delta Green and the Secret Life of Groundskeeper Willie, plus the Government and Excelsior.
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Welcome to yet another edition of The XET Diaries. This time, we’re stepping into the wayback machine… both right back to the beginning of the game, and way back into the past of XET itself. I’ll also discuss a bit of the Karotechia, and What’s Hiding in Xavier’s Brain?

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That’s enough for this post, I think. In the next one, I’ll be talking about the plots we had for the Dreamlands, and a little something I like to call Mojo Madness! Plus a few other assorted plots.
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Okay, I think it’s about time to do another edition of the XET Diaries. Last time I talked about the drug plot. Well, in the back of my mind I had a second plot that would spring off that and lead into a wacky, time-travel adventure. In this edition, I’ll be tackling that, as well as discussing some of the ideas we had for the Ultimates. So, let’s get started behind the cut.
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In the next XET Diaries post, Secrets of XET’s past! Plus, what do you get when you cross a nazi with a cannibal? And some of the longer term ongoing plots and what was going on behind them…
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For those on my friends list unfamiliar with XET (X-Men: End Times), it was an online RPG, a MUSH (rather than a message board one… sort of a text based MMORPG without stats), combining characters, plotlines, and themes from Marvel comics (particularly X-Men) starting with a new continuity, with H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos and certain Cthulhu-based RPGs.. I was involved with it for several years.

In short, it’s probably nothing you’re interested in, so you can probably skip the rest of the entry unless you’re curious:

Well, XET is gone, and this time I have no expectation it'll ever be back. (Yeah, I might as well admit it - I had the 'April Fools Joke' in mind from almost when XET closed. I didn't expect it to even work a little, but I had a slim hope and figured I owed the game one last Hail Mary Pass. And I don't regret it, I got some good scenes out of the few months we were back, I just wish we could have kept it up longer). So, since I have no hope of it returning, I'm going to post, in a few parts over the next few weeks, my master plot manifesto. One of the things I loved about XET was how we had a number of plots on a slow burn, with foreshadowing sometimes years ahead of schedule, and plenty of plots that were just waiting for the right circumstances to be used. There were also lots of things going on behind the scenes that weren't apparent. I really felt almost like I was participating in a fully-fledged universe, like the Ultimate line of Marvel, inspired by the original but different and vivid, but as textured and with a tight continuity perhaps even rivaling Marvel’s at times.

Anyway, since most of these untouched plots are heavily dependent on the unique history of XET and the combination with Lovecraftian themes, I don't expect to use them again, and so I think it'd be fun to just lay all the cards on the table. The XET Diaries, Part 1: Personal Goals and My Last Ongoing Plot )
That’s it for this post. Next XET Diaries post (probably in a week or so) will deal with Part 2 of the Drug Plot (with the Ultimate Road Trip), and Ultimate Plots.
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screwit. I'm reminded why I hate stat-based games. No Firefly RP for me for a while longer until someone makes a MUSH I can stand to get through chargen on. ;)
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So, I've decided that I'm not going to go to the SFX con afterall. I'm just in a particularly antisocial mood these last few days and don't want to deal with bunches of people, plus there just isn't enough there that I'd be able to go and not feel like I'm wasting my time and/or money - if there were a couple cool things within a few hours of each other on the same day, I might have gone, but as it was I'd essentially be just going, paying my entrance fee, and waiting around for hours for an autograph(which may or may not cost extra), so I'm just skipping it - I'm not quite that devoted.

RPwise, I had another X-Men: End Times MUSH scene as Spidey which was kinda fun and is part of a TP that should be fun. Log is here for anyone interested.

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Edit: Oh, and yes, last night I had an odd dream. I was in a mall and was looking for something to eat, and I saw something odd.. a make your own pizza stand. You put your money in, and out of a chute dropped a flat bit of dough, which you shaped however you liked, then you put it under a sauce dispenser, a cheese dispenser, and a pepperoni dispenser, before putting it into one of the ovens.
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Various MU* thoughts... things I'd like to see out there sometime, varying ideas on consent, elitism, etc.
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