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Author Topic: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)  (Read 1109 times)

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Offline Wolfie

Re: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2015, 06:04:17 PM »
I'll think up something overnight. Name, age and bio at least.

Offline DarilTopic starter

Re: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2015, 07:53:33 PM »
Awesome.

Mysterica, Sessha, any chance you could manage something as well?  It's probably not realistic given what we still need to work out but I'd love to get the game started before the end of the weekend.

Offline Wolfie

Re: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2015, 11:40:10 PM »
Akira Masuyo, age 22, was named with the highest hopes for her future. Sadly however she lost her parents at an early age and grew to be a bit of a spoiled brat, not one to take crap from anyone. A large inheritance left her in the lap of luxury, and yet she kept to herself, her attention on feudal history and gaming. She is skilled with a katana thanks to her Sensei and caretaker, although she has a love for dance and performs a variety of bizarre yet graceful movements as she fights. This makes her hard to read on the battlefield. She took part in the beta testing of SAO, quickly grasping her unique fighting style under the name Amaya. During the beta she acquired the nickname "Amaya the Blade-dancer", due to the information prior. Now that SAO has been fully released, she aspires to be the first to be one of the first to complete it.


(Just what I came up with, I can improve it later if you like.)

Offline DarilTopic starter

Re: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)
« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2015, 12:12:43 AM »
Interesting background.  Though for some reason I assumed she was a university student.

Offline Mysterica

Re: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)
« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2015, 01:13:18 AM »
I don't know about getting started before the weekend is out, but I can promise to try to get some info up in the next 24 hours.  I have class and work tomorrow and need to get to sleep so I can make it to both of them.

Offline Wolfie

Re: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)
« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2015, 02:01:13 AM »
No Daril, that's just the pic, honestly I'm not so sure about that pic of her outside the game the game and I may change  it.

Offline DarilTopic starter

Re: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)
« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2015, 02:18:39 AM »
That pic is awesome though! (Though I'm not so sure about the reading material.)  Then again it does give an impression that's a bit different from what you may be aiming for.  Combined with some of your early description I had this impression of a girl who is very smart and very sure of herself -to the point of being kind of smug and cocky.  :D

I don't know about getting started before the weekend is out, but I can promise to try to get some info up in the next 24 hours.  I have class and work tomorrow and need to get to sleep so I can make it to both of them.

Don't worry about it too much, I didn't think it was that likely to actually happen.  I would like to make some good strides towards starting if we can though.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2015, 02:19:47 AM by Daril »

Offline Wolfie

Re: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)
« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2015, 02:32:34 AM »
Found the best combination possible. So here's the whole thing.

Spoiler: Click to Show/Hide



Akira Masuyo, age 22, was named with the highest hopes for her future. Sadly however she lost her parents at an early age and grew to be a bit of a spoiled brat, not one to take crap from anyone. A large inheritance left her in the lap of luxury, and yet she kept to herself, her attention on feudal history and gaming. She is skilled with a katana thanks to her Sensei and caretaker, although she has a love for dance and performs a variety of bizarre yet graceful movements as she fights. This makes her hard to read on the battlefield. She took part in the beta testing of SAO, quickly grasping her unique fighting style under the name Amaya. During the beta she acquired the nickname "Amaya the Blade-dancer", due to the information prior. Now that SAO has been fully released, she aspires to be the first to be one of the first to complete it.

« Last Edit: February 21, 2015, 02:36:50 AM by Wolfie »

Offline DarilTopic starter

Re: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)
« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2015, 07:42:38 AM »
Is her personality still more or less what you described earlier, or has that changed as well?  It's a little hard to tell with the current description.

Anyway, not bad, though despite how attractive the new girl is I'm a bit disappointed you didn't go with the cutie in your first proposal.    Would you be adverse to another player using that image if they thought it suited the character they were making?

Offline Wolfie

Re: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)
« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2015, 02:58:34 PM »
Like I said, I'm a fickle person.  That in my last post is what I'm going with, now that I've decided.. The first pic, I could care less if someone else wanted to use it.

Offline DarilTopic starter

Re: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)
« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2015, 03:36:37 PM »
Fair enough.  I do a bad habit of getting overly nosey with other people's character at times.  Akira is ultimately your character.

Offline Wolfie

Re: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)
« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2015, 03:51:07 PM »
You are fine. Also, the translation of her full name is "clear benefit to the world."

Offline Wolfie

Re: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)
« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2015, 03:51:50 PM »
Just a fun fact

Offline Mysterica

Re: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)
« Reply #38 on: February 22, 2015, 12:27:55 PM »
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Mizuki

Selene


Mizuki Watanabe has been interested in video games for a long time.  In real life she is just a normal first year university student from a middle class family, but online in her games she can be anyone she wants to be.  Reality is harsh, in a fantasy world she can be someone special.  In the coarse of a day she can be a mighty wizard, a master swordsman, then a space marine without ever leaving the air conditioned room.

Always looking for the next big thing, when she heard about the nerve gear system being able to transport you inside the game Mizuki was immediately interested... but she had to wait until the full release of the game as she did not get picked to try out the beta test.  Mizuki typically is friendly and perhaps overly energetic at times, always interested in the next adventure be it real or virtual.   She comes off a bit impatient at times, more prone to look then leap than to work out an overly complicated plan and overall just wants to make sure everyone is having a good time.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2015, 05:58:21 PM by Mysterica »

Offline Latooni Subota

Re: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)
« Reply #39 on: February 22, 2015, 01:18:57 PM »
Venice / Shinozaki Yuri

Starting Character Design
Mirror Reveal

Shinozaki Yuri, aka Venice, is a poor abused girl who sunk herself into the world of videos in order to escape her real life . . . well, no, not really. Shinozaki Yuri is a privileged girl born into wealth and prestige, a modern day noblewoman born to one of the largest remaining Zaibatsus in Japan. While she was bullied as a child it merely reinforced the fact that she was better than others, and lead to her devising creative ways to get revenge and just generally make life miserable for anyone dumb enough to try and harass the petite girl. She discovered video games as a way to make her boring life more interesting, prefering MMORPGs more than single-player games. Yuri actually ended up reasonably famous (Not that anyone knew her IRL identity) in several games, amassing quite the in-game fortune as a collector of rare items and manipulating other players into doing her bidding.

It only took a few well-timed hints and puppy dog eyes to assure that Yuri would become a Beta Tester for Sword Art Online, thanks to her father making some . . 'donations' to Argus. Sadly, Yuri found that Sword Art Online's virtual world was an entirely different beast than what she was used to. There were so many more variables to keep in mind that she couldn't quite get the hang of it. Being a borderline-hikikomori, she wasn't used to running and swinging swords around, and found herself dead more than she was actually alive in the game, practically! In the end, she decided to adjust her strategies. She spent the majority of the beta just getting basic movement skills down, and gathering as much information on the game as possible so that she'd be better prepared for the main game. When the actual game launched, a 6'5" tall red-headed warrior named Venice appeared in the game, intent on making up for her lack of fighting skill with long reach and big weapons, as well as her information she gathered earlier. Of course, with Kayaba's 'gift' of the mirrors, her plan on getting a reach advantage was ruined when she was forcefully shunted out of her gorgeous irish warrior's body and back into her petite frame. Knowing that she can't risk dying, she decided there was no choice but to team up with others as their 'support', focusing on learning the various crafting skills to try and get a monetary and gear advantage.

There are too many shy and subby people here. I think a tiny-domme is necessary! Not that I'm that good of one, but heck, variety is the spice of life.

Offline DarilTopic starter

Re: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)
« Reply #40 on: February 22, 2015, 02:58:16 PM »
Mysterica: Generally good, but is there any chance we could get a little more about her real life background?  Anything about her general age, occupation, etc?

Latooni: I'd actually considered inviting you for this because I remember your character in one of the previous SAO RPGs interesting, but for some reason I didn't.  Anyhow your character looks quite interesting, though I'm a little unsure how much crafting she'll be able to do for such a small group.

I guess Sessha is the main person we still have to hear from.  We can probably start discussing how the group is going to link up though.  Latooni, do you think your character would be inclined to try to link up with a group right way, given her obvious shortcomings fighting on her own?

Offline Latooni Subota

Re: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)
« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2015, 03:35:04 PM »
She'd be looking for a group ASAP, of course. Assuming we took some liberties with the skill limitations, she'd be able to craft a lot more stuff . . but even with the more normal skills for SAO she could end up with some mix of the following.
skills
One-Handed War Hammer
Two-Handed Straight Sword
Light Metal Equipment
Lightweight Shield Equipment

Slash Weapon Forging
Blunt Weapon Forging
Equipment Appraisal
Light Metal Armor Forging
Metal Equipment Repairing
Metal Refining

Extended Weight Limit
Cooking

The six middle skills are the important ones, the top are what lets her still do more adventuring, and the bottom is just for useful/fun's sake. Could pretty easily cut out any number of them though.

Offline DarilTopic starter

Re: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)
« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2015, 04:41:37 PM »
Hey, don't underestimate cooking -if she's the only one in the group who's any good at it, the others will probably fight tooth and nail to hang onto her.  :P  (Though Hiroko may have some talent in that area if I do decide to bring her into things as a second character.)

Main thing with the crafting is whether she'd be doing it often enough to get good at it if she's in a small group.  It might have made more sense for her to set up a business rather than joining a clearing group.  But maybe we can make it work somehow.

I'll volunteer Sara as someone she can latch onto after the mirror reveal -Sara's a blonde foreign girl whose taller than most of the guys in SAO, so she'll probably stand out from the crowd a bit.  Though I wonder if Venice would find a tank type character more reassuring than an archer like Sara.

Offline Latooni Subota

Re: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)
« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2015, 04:47:54 PM »
If I keep the increased capacity skill, she'd almost be a traveling merchant really, selling repair services and gear inbetween fights in dungeons to various groups and members of the front lines if she gets good enough. Plus, there's plenty of downtime between exploration and dungeon runs and stuff. (That and in order to get the best materials, even blacksmiths have to adventure since only they can gather certain materials, ala the Lizbeth episode)

But yeah, people fighting over her cooking talents? Venice approves!

Offline Wolfie

Re: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)
« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2015, 05:02:16 PM »
I'm itching to get started! Ayami will definitely get close to Venice, after all samurai need a good blacksmith, thanks to the standard lower durability of katanas.

Offline Wolfie

Re: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)
« Reply #45 on: February 22, 2015, 05:14:28 PM »
Ummm, due to my character's persona I vote that she fully join the group after a large fight and meeting on the battlefield. That's the best way to get her attention.

Also, My character will play as a switch in this story.

Oh! Latooni, did you want our characters to know each other from the beta?
« Last Edit: February 22, 2015, 05:17:04 PM by Wolfie »

Offline Latooni Subota

Re: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)
« Reply #46 on: February 22, 2015, 05:23:24 PM »
Probably not, Venice IS an entirely different character after all, and she was less interested in the actual Beta players and more interested in the information she could gather.

Offline DarilTopic starter

Re: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)
« Reply #47 on: February 22, 2015, 05:25:05 PM »
So who do you think is likely to gather right after the announcement?

Also, since we don't have any official GM, should I try to write the starting post?

Offline Wolfie

Re: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)
« Reply #48 on: February 22, 2015, 05:30:20 PM »
Understandable, but it would make sense to gather information on other players as well would it not? Either way Amaya did build a reputation during the beta. Ultimately it is it to you though.

Daril, Right after the announcement I would say that Amaya would make several appearances here and there during the beginning, but it'll be after a close call before she stays with the group indefinitely. As for the GM, I will gladly help, but I don't think I could take full responsibility, either way, I'd say take your best shot at the starter.

Offline DarilTopic starter

Re: Sword Art Online: Yuri Edition (f/f, freeform)
« Reply #49 on: February 22, 2015, 05:51:19 PM »
I'll try to get something up today, though it may take me a bit of time because of a few irl things.