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Looking for More / Re: Seeking Literate and Dedicated Partners!
« Last post by PendragonXeno94 on May 13, 2019, 06:19:38 PM »
I'm interested! :D
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Playroom / DnD 5e adventure
« Last post by bloodypages on May 13, 2019, 05:38:23 PM »
Good afternoon fellow adventurers! My weekends are about to free up immensely and I am looking to run an adventure for a party of five to seven adventurers. If this is of an interest to you, feel free to vote on your preferred day of the week and feel free to comment the time you would be available.

There are a number of options available for the campaign. I can run the following

Hoard of the Dragon Queen/Rise of Tiamat  lvl 1-17
Tomb of annihilation 1-20
Homebrew Dungeon 3-15
Homebrew adventure 1-18
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Tabletop / Re: [5e] Strange Tides & Wild Rides
« Last post by bloodypages on May 13, 2019, 04:58:20 PM »
Amentis’ expression hardened, lines and scars seeming invisible on his timeless face coming to the fore as the fellow spoke of corruption “It could be any number of things, may I have a look there? I’ve been around and might know it’s origin.” He held his hand out to inspect the posting, not wanting to just rip it from the selkie’s grasp. the talk of corruption concerned him. It could be those of whom he feared most, or maybe some subsidiary thereof, but he didn’t want to think of it quite yet. There were many things that he had decided to keep under lock and key, all tied to something hundreds of years past.

He shifted slightly, getting a better look at some of the other postings curiously before looking at the bottommost sheet. “Perhaps they wish to snuff out bribery in political office?” His arms crossed shortly after and his brow furrowed, “i doubt that is their true intention, though. This seems a lot like propaganda.” His tone never changed; the soft slightly accented voice cutting through the din of the town square, his eyes darting between the hobgoblin and the selkie.
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Looking for More / Seeking Literate and Dedicated Partners!
« Last post by doe on May 13, 2019, 10:23:25 AM »
Hello, you can call me Doe! I'm in my 20s, a student, and a proud cat mom. I write multiple paragraphs/novella style (200-500+ words). I love to write detailed descriptions and delve into a character’s head/emotions as well as surroundings. I compare it to writing a novel together.

I understand if the scene doesn’t have alot going on and therefore requires less like rapid fire. I adore having long, thoughtful replies where we truly immerse ourselves in the world. I'm hoping to find a partner whose as enthusiastic and passionate about the plot and writing as I am. When I get invested in a story, it’s 100% dedication. Getting a reply is the highlight of my day.

I'm a big fan of romance and using face claims. I’m the type to make pinterest boards, spam you with gifs, headcanons, and send you songs that remind me of our characters and/or ship. I'll get excited if we come up with a great plot idea or if our characters are being cute or going to get into trouble. I live for this kind of stuff honestly.

Last but not least I only do MxF (with myself in the female role) and don’t double, but I’m more than happy to write side characters of either gender to help move the story along. I'd prefer female authors writing male characters but male writers are fine too.


Desperately Searching For

- 21+ partners

- For you to have an excellent grasp of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and capitalization. Both in character and out of character. (Literate to advanced writers only, please. I'm not looking for newbies).

- Plot before smut. While mature themes will be in my plots, and are even encouraged, there needs to be a good chemistry between our characters. I like to have a good mix of plot and tastefully written smut, along with doses of angst and fluff.

- For you to write as an older male (Late 30s-40+). I'm a sucker for the gruff and tough men who secretly have a soft heart. I also love those grumpy, hypermasculine men being intimidated by darling, soft yet commanding, and pretty women.

- The more description, the better! I'm looking for someone can write as much as me (2 to 4 paragraphs or more) and really bring the story to life. I lose interest if I'm the only one that's invested/enthusiastic or coming up with plot ideas. Quality writing makes my heart happy, as does world building together.

- The use of real life face claims and joining me in the wonderful world of ship/character development isn't a requirement but I'd sure be delighted if we were on the same page in this regard. (I won't use anime faces, only art if you're uncomfortable with real life)

- Someone who won't leave without warning or explanation after sending the first post. I'm looking for the long term here, and I have been greatly saddened by how many partners have left me high and dry recently.

If you've made it this far, thank you! You won't be disappointed in writing with me. I tend to be online daily and I'd like it if you were too. Please let me know if you're going to be inactive, long days/weeks of silence make me nervous.

Below are genres and pairings I love. Feel free to combine two or more and I’m sure we can come up with something great!

Genres:
- anything mafia related
- crimes in remote locations
- small towns and supernatural happenings
- post apocalyptic/dystopia
- supernatural/modern fantasy (werewolves, shapeshifters, a/b/o dynamic and everything that comes with it, monster x hunter)
- southern/mid western/gothic
- murder mystery (small town or big city)
- western inspired/weird west (supernatural and fantasy elements)
- modern/dark fairy tale retellings
- sci-fi (star wars inspired or other)
- cyberpunk/retro-futuristic
- little coastal towns or little towns in the mountains
- emotionally charged/dark and gritty
- superpowers/gifted
- unresolved sexual tension/slow burn
- mythology (modern / hades x persephone)
- redemption
- action
- fake dating
- pacific northwest
- suburban gothic


Pairings:
- age gaps (older man x younger woman)
- enemies to lovers
- cop x criminal
- doctor x patient
- friends turned lovers/pining
- grumpy x sunshine
- the broken man x the woman that becomes his light
- fbi agents/cop partners
- dark hearted man melting for the innocent woman
- reunited old lovers and/or friends
- boss x employee
- neighbors
- firefighter/cop x victim
- mentor x mentee
- spies
- hurt/comfort
- height differences
- pet names
- lady and the tramp esque/class difference
- creature x human
- ex-con x anyone
- detective x witness
- detective x suspect
- person in witness protection x anyone
- bodyguard x assignment
- widow/er falling in love again
- outlaw x schoolteacher
- biker x doctor
- biker x civilian
- rancher/trapper/mountain man x city girl
- affair
- assassin x cia agent
- serial killer x fbi agent

Tropes: the papa wolf (craving), badass baritone, cultured badass, jerk with a heart of gold. ladykiller in love, mountain man, mysterious protector, southern gentleman, tall, dark, and handsome, gentleman criminal, knight in sour armor, red string of fate, villain takes an interest, porcelain to ivory to steel

Plot Idea:

age gap + height difference + modern supernatural + werewolf x human + dark hearted man melting for the innocent woman

A mentor x mentee pairing where the mentee has been a victim of some sorts and that's why they’re taken under the wing of the mentor. I'm picturing a guy capable of towering over most men and also knocking most men out, but with a soft spot (that takes a bit to uncover) for his mentee.

He's a retired hitman, but such profession is nothing you can retire from. He's living out in a small town, keeping to himself and being the local town grump. Something happens to her, something horrible that makes her want to do something even though she is normally the sunshine in everyone's life, and through contacts she is given the address to a man who can teach her. (more to the plot available upon request)


Fandoms: (Will only do oc x oc/characters inspired by canon pairings)

Star Wars, X Files, Haven, The Blacklist, Fringe, Zoo, Stranger Things, Heroes, The Wolf Among Us, The Walking Dead, Mercy Thompson Series, True Blood, Stephen King's Universes, Red Dead Redemption, Marvel, The OA

(Last but not least, I have a list of kinks if anyone's interested)

Please be detailed when you message me, let me know why you chose to contact me. Seeing "hey do you wanna rp?" is a guaranteed way to turn me off.

Look forward to hearing from you!
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Fandom / Re: A Nightmare's Dream. (Readlliiea)
« Last post by readlliea on May 13, 2019, 02:54:57 AM »
"Boss, you sure we should be here?" the man asked for the third time as they followed after a man.

A wolf like tail easily slapped the buff man who had spoke across the face, making them stagger slightly. However it hadn't done much damage, so they would be fine. A bit of hurt pride but nothing damaged. Canine ears twitched as he walked, the tail returning to following behind him. With a black suit and tie, hair sporting the same shade of color. The man could easily blend into the dark night. His red eyes glistening as he blinked and looked around. Often he was at home in warehouses due to their space and how often people left them alone once they were abandoned by the city. Yet...this was new territory for him. Not HIS docks.

"Keep quiet. This is a new location, don't need to alert everything." the man instructed in a firm but low tone, red eyes glaring at the larger man.

A small nod left them as their silent agreement. A flick of the suit wearing man caused the henchman to go on ahead to look around. Idiots. Yet he couldn't blame them for being useful...if not for food and actually doing their jobs, there was honestly a form of company with them that...he couldn't get elsewhere. After all, it's not like he could waltz into a store or anything and strike up conversation. The black 'mask' around his eyes moved with him, the ends of it swaying gently as the second goon stayed with him. Only the sound of something going off and the goon screaming caught his ears, causing them to perk.

"Seriously Frank?" the second goon muttered in a annoyed huff as he started to move forward, only to feel the slender hands of his employer grab him.

"I'll go check on him, you find a spot to hide in." the man ordered.

A few blinks left him but the goon nodded and moved in the other direction to find a alternative way in. A sigh left the being as he moved to where Frank had gone, only to find him strung up and rather well encased in something. Tilting his head in a wolf like manner, his tail gave a few twitches.

"So, what is it you are wanting to accomplish?" he questioned, his voice echoing in this place.

Whenever a trap was set, no matter it's style...the owner of it was often nearby.
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Fandom / A Nightmare's Dream. (Readlliiea)
« Last post by Naisiskhrae on May 13, 2019, 02:25:52 AM »
This was the biggest assignment Naisiskhrea had ever received. With all the persons involved, it will take all her skill and several nights to complete. Oh, she definitely enjoying the challenge, she just hoped she could pull it off. But, if she did, it would be a major feather in her cap, and, maybe Avax Set would give her more freedom to do her dreams.

But, that is something for another time. Tonight she had a target to take done that she had been tracking for some time. He was hired be those she was to destroy to capture another. Who it was, she did not know or even cared. She had a job to do.

He had been setting up a ingenious trap in a warehouse down by the shore. Although, this person (she simply call Jack), was not a native of the Subliminal, he was quite familiar with it and how Qui worked. So, she had to use the lightest touch to alter his trap to catch him as well. A minor tweak here and there and she adjusted his trap, hopefully, unnoticed by him. Hiding in the shadows, all she could do is just wait until whoever showed up and triggered the trap catching both of them.
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Tabletop / Re: [5e] Strange Tides & Wild Rides
« Last post by readlliea on May 12, 2019, 09:25:36 PM »
Murbeam Sealington- Selkie- Ranger lv1

The papers soon faded away from childish things to the matters desired. Culinary items and a few of the common things. Although, he was rather confused by the mention of ghosts in one of the flyers. Having no experience with those, he at least knew what they were. It didn't sound good.  Soon he found the one seeking guards for passage to Emberdale. Such strange things, he never been there but..he wanted to explore here first. Yet something else caught his eye.

The Peryton symbol was what made him look, the strange beast drew his gaze to the paper and it's letters. A brow raised as he pondered what exactly it meant. Truth be told, he was surprised when others approached him. The stern and serious looking individual that emerged beside him drew his attention off of the board for a few moments. Blinking in curiosity as his surprise faded. Though, he saw no harm in giving the desired answers.

"Well there's talk of a general store being haunted wanting help to remove said spirits, someone needing guards to escort them to Emberdale, and there's also something about research." Murbeam said as he pointed each one out for two with him to see if one peaked their interest. "And then...there's this one."

Slowly, he pointed to the last one. For some reason, this one had him uneasy. A tad unnerved due to the very little information it sported. The red and black ink that looked like the ink somehow could shift between the colors as it was written...the mention of ending corruption. Corruption was such a strange word, people claimed many things corrupt and threw it around like a hot stone on a sandy beach.

"What do you think it's referring to?" Murbeam asked, looking between the two older and most likely more knowledgeable beings. "there's not much info on it but it's got some sort of stamp."
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Tabletop / Re: [5e] Strange Tides & Wild Rides
« Last post by Rain on May 12, 2019, 09:10:42 PM »
Murbeam

Browsing the announcement board, it appeared about as tame as any other coastal town's. Offers for copper and silver for menial labor littered the sign, as did the occasional sales ad from some of the local vendors to lure folks into trying their newest culinary creations or purchasing their newest wares. However, several notes seem to immediately gain your attention:

  • "RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY!!!
    Do your part to help the research efforts of Professor Varana Rosewood at the esteemed Tidefall Academy for the Arts," the flyer -  emblazoned with a stamp depicting a fish jumping out of the water, the waves filled with musical notes - reads, "and reap the rewards in the name of academia! Only the brave need apply!"   
  • "Exorcists, clerics, paladins, or whoever can get the ghosts out of my house, please apply," A note reads in starkly written Common, "I know it sounds crazy, but I've got coin for anyone willing to do the job. Come to the Coral Ridge General Store to learn more."
  • "Guards needed! Willing to pay good money for three day's travel to Emberdale," reads an ad, written on fresh parchment in bold lettering, "Come to the Strongjaw Tavern & Inn for more info."

Inspecting all of these, however, you notice behind the third paper what appears to be an older post. This older one is small - about half the size of any here - and written in a dark ink that wavers between red and black.

  • "Do your part to end corruption," it reads, "join the Order of the Free Ones. Live how you deserve to live."

There appears to be no other information on this document save for a stamped symbol of a peryton snapping a set of chains in its talons. You also notice out of the corner of your eye a burly, surly older hobgoblin, approaching you and speaking in a gruff tone; however, you also notice its calm-toned opposite coming from an older looking elf, who also appears curious about the current happenings upon the board.

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Zandale
(Thank you, Ori! Give yourself a point of inspiration.)

 The folks of this town have their own stories, if you are willing to look - in fact, many are willing to share for a drink, some coin or just some polite words - and as they all have their own, they too seem to be enthralled with the stories of others. As you enticingly weave this story, the tavern-goers seem equally interested in the way you speak as they are your very body. After all, Warforged are something of a rarity even in these lands, even more so anywhere near the water. They watch as your metal fingers smoothly move, so close to their own but fused with something more than blood and bone, and gawk at the illusory magics used to further solidify your most current tale of how you've ended up on their pinkish beaches. While it's likely that some of them are skeptical on the authenticity of the tale, for now they seem to be suspending their disbelief.

As you wind down your tale, the townsfolk applaud you, a few coming up to shake your hands and ask in earnest about your tales, one or two offering you some coin if you wish to go into the Strongjaw tavern behind you to enjoy a drink or two and talk of more adventures. "Or," one townsfolk who slips 1 silver to you sheepishly, "whatever it is your kind can do to cut loose." By this point, you can see that some of the folks being dispersed are heading to another area deeper into town square, and there is enough space clearing out you can see a small gathering near the town's announcement board.

(You may 1. Roll Persuasion (with advantage) to discuss local town gossip with the town folk you have enthused with your tales, 2. Roll Perception on the area and surrounding people, or 3. Make another roll upon request.)

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Bil

Stepping out and breathing the fresh air flavored with a splash of salt, you meander your way down from the estate down towards the town square. It's about as busy as one would imagine, although you can see a few figures catch your eye. A Warforged - an oddity, even here - is by one of the more popular taverns, and they appear to be telling some grand tale, if what glimpses of the illusions he's paired with story seem to be any clue. You can also spot a hobgoblin stepping through the square, making her way through as though she were a shark moving through schools of fish, making her way towards the public notice board, where one of the local clerics as well as a rugged stranger appear to be staring at the most recent postings. Around you, a few villagers that recognize your tortle form give you brief waves and hellos, there just as quick as they are gone.

(Let me know what you would like to roll here, if anything.)
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Important Information / Re: SMF Bugs
« Last post by Dakhath on May 12, 2019, 08:05:35 PM »
There's an obvious SQL error when viewing any category.

I know about this and am trying to locate what's doing that. Posting here so we have documentation of my slow rear being aware of it.


Edit: I solved this by making a different theme the default. Aide is currently broken and it's not because of any mods we're using.
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Announcements / MINOR DOWNTIME DURING CHANGES TONIGHT
« Last post by Stace on May 12, 2019, 06:24:46 PM »
Hey, friends!

Tonight is the night that our SMF software becomes PRIMARY. That means that, after the change takes effect, you can stop sticking that "preview" at the beginning of visionary-tales.com! New VT is now official!

So here's a few things you need to understand. It's important because it could affect your ability to post.

Within the next day or so, visionary-tales.com will no longer lead to the Tapatalk software, and you will no longer have to go to preview.visionary-tales.com in order to access New VT.

So in other words, once the change occurs,  the subdomains will be as follows:

New VT = visionary-tales.com
Old VT = archive.visionary-tales.com


For now, you can still post on Old VT (Tapatalk). But in less than a month, new posts will become disabled on Tapatalk and we will just have that site for happy memories. It will probably only be accessible to members.

Until June 8, you will still have access to Tapatalk if you need to contact RP buddies or staff members before then. As a reminder, there is no way for us to bring the old threads from Old VT to New VT, so you'll have to live with them living in archives or you'll need to copy them manually for your own records. But we're not getting rid of them, so unless Tapatalk goes under, there's no need to worry.

There is a possibility of downtime while DNS adjusts to our changes. If you don't know what that means, that's okay, just know that what it means for you is that VT could be down for up to 24 hours for you once the change takes place, though it will most likely be only a few hours at most. We anticipate performing the change on our end sometime after midnight tonight, so I would advise composing your posts in an external document so that the switch cannot interfere with them. The downtime is beyond our control, so unfortunately we cannot promise a seamless transition, but we are doing our best to cause as little interruption as possible.

Thank you for your cooperation as we continue making major changes to VT.