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Running out of ideas. D:
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OhWhatProvidence
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 Running out of ideas. D:
Need to stall for time, basicly. Or someone to help me think of ideas.

So, long story made a BIT shorter:

I'm running an ARG where I'm about to bring a WHOLE lotta stuff going on. Tying up plot threads, weaving new ones, all good and planned out. But, before ANY of this can happen, I have to have a special person or two show up, and have some things happen when they show up. But these people, for a certain reason, can only show up in May. To be more specific, the holiday Beltane. Once Beltane comes, I'm SET, I'm good and fine to go on with the game.

But, I've got a month of nothing to do. I've combed over all the plot threads, had random people get held hostage and released, had another character recently show up and make a muck of things. But, I don't know what to do to fill up March. April, I'll be getting ready for the Beltane shit to make sure EVERY ONE of my players is there, because I WILL need as many of them as possible to show up. >< But, for March... I don't know. I'm just... scraping the barrel.

See, I've had this whole game more or less scheduled out from the start. This will happen this month, and this will happen on this week or so. Fine. But the players would figure it out early, so then I'd just move the schedule forward. That wasn't too bad, none of it was date-specific really. Until now. Fucking Beltane! Ugh.

Add that on to a lot of OOG shit going on in my life, I've got not much time to figure out how to fill up a whole month with stuff in a game that has a pace of something going on every other night.

D: Any advice or something to get my creative juices flowing? Or anyone want to offer a hand to hear the story so far and to point out a plot thread I could use and draw out for a month or so? :/ I've got a FEW I could use if I HAVE to, but I would rather leave a few of those for the finale/post-Beltane.

A few ideas I'm pondering:
1. Coudl have a character kill RandomBystanderNo1 and spend some time having to clean the mess up. (but it's a bit cliche and doesn't progress the main plot... D: ) I could also introduce another character earlier than planned if this happens.

2. I could have this one person do this thing with this other thing that I don't want to go into detail on because it could give away what the game I'm running is. I could have something happen that would kill off a secondary character who's rather important and give the other secondary character more power, but I don't really want to until farther in the game for reasons.

3. I could just have general character development and chit-chat between everyone, but it would be rather obvious that nothing's going on or that the game is breaking down on the player's end, wouldn't it? Or, it could be the calm before the storm. Oo


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tl;dr: I need a month's worth of filler and have no ideas to use during this month.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:56 pm
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Glitch_in_da_system
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I'd help, mind letting me know what's going on?
I normally have a decent imagination, and it's always nice to have a second head in these sorts of things Very Happy

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w-an-i
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OWP I don't know if you are still stuck, but now that I've caught the ARG bug, I'd be interested in helping out. Lemme know if there's anything I can do!

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Crescent
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beltane - implying following celtic festivals - look at lunar cycles as well - and other fire rituals - look into 'preparations for the final element - ie rituals/sacrifices needed to be made etc. - hoe this helps
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