I once started one of those forum adventure games called Will of the Many, until some idiot messed it up. That idiot was me. I was away for too long.
Anyways, I'd like to start it up again.
The rules are simple. I'll post what is going on, and then the forumers can say what they want the character to do. Kinda like the MSPaint Adventures and the game by Agent Paper and Domo, but different. And by different, I mean worse. It will be text-based at first, as I have no artists. Also, I'm breaking this into phases. This first phase, things will be quite vague. That's because I want you guys to help develop the character and the world around him/her/it through the actions you make the character go through.
PHASE I: Faceless, Voiceless
You find yourself in some kind of classroom. Test grades are being passed back. Many of your fellow students seem quite disappointed in those grades, while a small number of them seem relieved. In a few moments, you will receive your own grade.
((Normally, it would be a one line command and I'd do that kinda stuff, but I'm thinking... that's actually a very good post, Mordokai. I think I'll springboard off of that.))
Your grade is finally passed back to you. And it is a... C minus? That's just below average... you signal the teacher to come, which happens. You talk to the teacher about your grade. You are unable to tell how to feel about it. After all, compared to your regular grades, it is...
You hear a bell ring, and everyone begins to leave. As you get up, however, the bell rings again, but... differently. Everyone disappears, and the lighting seems off. Suddenly, a shadowy, skull-like phantom appears in front of you. Do YoU wIsH tO cOnTiNuE tHiS sHeLl Of A lIfe, it asks, Or Do YoU wIsH tO aScEnD?
"WeLl ThEn," the ghostly messenger says, "AsCeNd!"
Color quickly drains from the classroom, until everything is now in gray-scale. Then the world begins to stretch. You feel as if you are in a taffy-puller or a medieval torturing rack, as everything is pulled vertically. Then everything goes dark.
PHASE II: ASCENSION
When you return to consciousness, you find yourself chained to... nothing. Chains are jutting out of your body and anchoring to the darkness. The feeling is quite weird, though painless.
"YoU hAvE nOt YeT aScEnDeD," a recognizable voice says."yOu MuSt FiRsT fReE yOuRsElF fRoM tHiS wOrLd. To ReMoVe ThEsE cHaInS, yOu MuSt AnSwEr SoMe LiFe-AlTeRiNg QuEsTiOnS. fIrSt... WhO aRe YoU?"
"So," the phantasm says, much more clearly, "You are afraid to lose your family. Then... my bad news is also good news. Your family is already in the Upper World. They've been kidnapped by beings from the Upper World. They have been... 'erased' from your world. You are considered an orphan, one whose parents and siblings have never been known. If you wish to rescue them..."
Suddenly, many more of the chains recede into your body. You feel... different than before.
"You must rescue them. Your 'enemies' are expecting you... however, I can give you power. The power to rescue them. If you decline my offer, even you will start to forget your family's existence."
Your ideas intrigue me, and I wish to learn more. What is this "power"? What are the effects, the side-effects, the draw-backs, the costs etc...? Do I have to sign with my blood? 'cause if so, I'm outta here.