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Foolish Mortals Mod Account ([personal profile] grimgrinningghosts) wrote in [community profile] foolishmortalsooc2017-03-16 11:30 pm
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Due to both player interest and murdergame newbies who might be curious about how they'd play in the more intense settings, we've decided to open up an official test drive. This is in lieu of a mock trial, as we know a good deal of players are considering testing out multiple muses before the game start. This test drive will remain open until the game itself opens in June.

Foolish Mortals is, of course, open to Disney characters only - and the same rules apply here. Characters who don't fit this criteria may find themselves being removed from the test drive, for consistency purposes. If you have any questions, please feel free to consult our FAQ here. Please list your character's name (canon also recommended) in the header of your top-level prompt.

Here are some examples to get you started:

1 - Waking Up
You find yourself awoken in a dreary little bed that creaks and squeaks far too much for your liking. The room is run-down and decrepit, and cobwebs practically coat the particularly tacky wallpaper. It's...unnerving, to say the least, and you should probably get out of there. Sadly, it doesn't look like the rest of the mansion is any cleaner, but...perhaps you'll find others in similar circumstances?

2 - Killing Time
If we must kill something, it might as well be your boredom. It doesn't seem, however, that the mansion has quite a lot to offer in the way of entertainment. There's an old projector with creepy silent film reels, a ballroom, a portrait gallery, a conservatory (filled with dead plants) and...a seance room. Might be best to stay away from that one, especially since it feels like you're being watched...

3 - Happy Haunts
There's...stillness in the air. Occasionally, you might notice some sort of unexplainable oddity. A piano might begin to play itself in your presence, or dishes and silverware might reaarange themselves when you're not looking. The eyes on portraits might even follow you around, until you notice them. Perhaps it's worth investigation, or perhaps you're better off just screaming and running away. Your call.

4 - Formal Ball
It should be known that your Ghost Host just loves throwing parties. Indeed, it appears that he's called a mandatory one in the ballroom...on Thursday night. You should throw on your best formal attire, and try to have a good time. It should be mentioned, of course, that the motive this week appears to be getting on everyone's nerves. It doesn't really help matters that it'd be so easy to take someone out if you just flipped the lights off...have fun.

5 - Body Discovery

The smell of deer carcass fills the air. Though you didn't know her very well, it appears that Bambi's Mom is dead, and one of you is responsible. Better investigate the mansion for clues, and hope you don't mess this up...

6 - Et Cetera, Et Cetera, Et Cetera
For all the prompts you want to do but we haven't listed.

Keep in mind that posting in the test drive does not represent a commitment to join our game. You're welcome to play here even if you can't app. Playing here does not guarantee a slot in the game, nor does it count as a reserve. However, you're welcome to use up to 20 comments here from your character on the test drive should you app them later, in lieu of a sample.

Remember, reserves for the game will be opening on June 2nd.

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[personal profile] verygoodadvice 2017-03-17 07:03 am (UTC)(link)
[alice has never been one to parent anybody, she's far too young and curious for that sort of thing. but while she finds toad to be nothing short of delightful, she also feels somewhat obligated to make an attempt to reign him at certain points. knowing him, once he gets that horse going, he'll go off and trample everyone in the mansion.

she approaches the situation delicately, of course.]

Oh, Toad. Just what are you up to today?
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[personal profile] motormania 2017-03-17 07:16 am (UTC)(link)
[at the sound of her voice, Toad immediately perks up and he's back to hopping and fidgeting. as toads are wont to do.]

Alice! Wonderful timing, my dear. Do you happen to have a carrot on you? Or— or a leaf of lettuce?

He just won't budge, stubborn thing that he is. [he throws another sharp frown at the lounging ghost.] Really can't understand why.

[but his mood has noticeably improved with her presence. Alice is such a well behaved young lady, polite to a fault as all well mannered children ought to be, and he can't help but be charmed by her endless curiosity. it reminds him a little of himself, if he's to be honest.]
Edited 2017-03-17 07:16 (UTC)
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[personal profile] verygoodadvice 2017-03-17 07:26 am (UTC)(link)
[one hand, this could turn into the kentucky derby. on the other, this is an innocuous enough question! either way, her curiosity about the situation gets the best of her.]

Oh! That is quite a dilemma, but I'm afraid that I simply don't carry carrots or lettuce on my person. As a matter of fact, I don't recall ever having to keep any manner of vegetable on me.
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[personal profile] motormania 2017-03-17 07:57 am (UTC)(link)
Well that's stupid! [he laughs, clearly not seeing his own rudeness in such a comment.] You should always keep some on you at all times. At least one or two small ones. Otherwise, what will you do when something like this happens?

[you'll start beating a dead horse, that's what you'll do.]

When Cyril and I are out and about on the road, I always have a bag of carrots on hand for him, should he get hungry. It's only fair.
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[personal profile] verygoodadvice 2017-03-17 08:07 am (UTC)(link)
Why, I don't believe I've ever considered that.

[alice is an uptight girl, but she also knows the difference between a slip-up and bring a jerk.]

I know that my Dinah has a particular fondness for cucumber sandwiches, though I don't imagine it would be very ladylike to stuff my dress full of them just for convenience.
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[personal profile] motormania 2017-03-17 08:17 am (UTC)(link)
Nonsense! That is a very sensible idea. Always come prepared, that's my motto.

[among many others. he gives the horse's reins a little shake for emphasis, eliciting another grumble from it. Toad makes another sneering face at it, daring it to say something.

in fact, why hasn't it already? you'd think by now it would've made some kind of small talk. the animals he's seen so far around this mansion (well, the dead ones) aren't very talkative for some unearthly reason he can't even begin to fathom.]

You should ask her yourself what she'd want. I'm sure the two of you can come to a fair agreement.
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[personal profile] verygoodadvice 2017-03-18 03:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Are you sure it can understand us?

[she approaches it gently, looking it over inquisitively as she speaks.]

Perhaps it's like the animals where I come from, the ones who don't often talk.