A new story. Newbish though. Anonymous 2010/11/30 (Tue) 20:54 No. 130943 ▼
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Well well well, I've decided to make a story myself. I am new to writing stories and as such, don't expect too high quality. Here goes:
Touhou 12.5 came and passed, TH 12.3, 12.8 never happened. Also, I'll be using my own interpretations
of characters, which may or may not be similiar to original Zun's or fan viewpoints. In this story you'll have choices
between several abilities and special bonuses/handicaps.
Character 'creation' choices:
I'm fine with whichever gender you choose, I can write both equally well and it won't affect most happenings in the story.
I won't be making a 'you're a youkai, eat peoples nomnom' story, but there's still the possibility of half-youkai. Bonuses of being half-youkai are offset by the fact you get to choose a few less options later than with a human.
A little note about special powers: I'll make it (or at least try to) so that no power is more powerful or weaker than others.
Choose 2 (Half-youkai); 3 (Human)
Foresight: Able to see up to a few hours into the future, sometimes won't work. -
Awareness: Supernaturally aware to surroundings, but unable to actually sense danger. -
Enhanced empathy: Able to read other people well, easier to communicate with strangers. With this power the character will be less willing to fight because he/she'll feel the foe's pain. -
Resistance: Able to resist most abilities and special powers of other youkai and similiar entities. -
(This ain't gonna be 'hax mode can't touch this' power. It won't negate the power, only lessen it. And it'll be weaker the more powerful the character is. For example, Remilia's fate manipulation won't work as well on the character, but it'll still be twisted by her power.)
Fast recovery: After being badly or fataly hurt/wounded but still surviving, will recover much faster than without this power. -
Full moon energy: When moon is nearly full a small increase to most abilities as well a small reduction on self-control will happen. During actual full moon the changes become much stronger, but overusing this power will weaken the character for the next few days. -
(I am considering making half-youkai automatically have this power to a lesser extent, but that'd imbalance them compared to humans unless I add some sort of handicap, so I'm not planning on that for now. Suggestions welcome)
Quick learning: Can quickly recognise patterns, think up solutions to problems, and adapt fast to new situations. Downside: 'learning' things that have to be gained through instinct takes longer because of the subconscious will to learn them the normal way. -
Strange power: When the character is under pressure from something or feeling bad in a way, he/she gets an increase in power of which he/she isn't even aware. -
(While thinking up powers this odd choice came to my mind. Basically, a random feeling/dislike for something will make the character a bit more powerful, but you won't know what will cause it. A bit of a wild card, but potentially more useful than other powers. Gamble away.)
Danger sense: Possibility of 'feeling' when people have hostile thoughts towards the character, as well as sensing if items or substances will harm. Only works on characters/things that the character is allready aware of. -
(I know that this combines well with Awareness, but not an overpowered combination because you're basically combining two lesser powers to a more powerful one, but that takes two choices leaving one or no more powers.)
Good idea/Bad idea: The better it fares for you, the more likely it is that it'll turn worse. The worse it fares for you, the more likely it is that it'll turn much better. -
(Another odd choice, that gives you a much better chance of evading bad outcomes, but it'll limit your effectiveness in good outcomes as well. This won't however, heavily impede the story. Murphy's law be damned, luck isn't everything for me, nor for this story. If it can go better, it actually could.)
Now for perks. These will be additional abilites that a character has, either by chance or by learning. As opposed to powers the character gets by birthright.
Weapons knowledge: The character can wield effectively, and has trained with weapons of varying kind, from guns to slings and swords. It is possible to choose up to two favoured weapons but keep in mind guns and their ammo is very hard to come by in my Gensokyo. -
Wayfaring: With an explorative spirit, the character knows a lot about wayfinding, surviving in the wilderness, and crossing over obstacles. While a character will have some of these abilities without this perk, this will highly specialize and improve them. -
Gensokyo lore: For humans, they managed to find by some bizzare way a bit of knowledge about Gensokyo. For half-youkai, they learned from their parent/s the knowledge through tales. -
(The character won't know about the existence of Gensokyo right off the bat, but as the intro progresses he/she'll find the way there for a reason decided by the plot.)
Clear mind: This basically is the ability to think clearly, the character can keep a cool head in most situations and is hard to mentally decieve or sidetrack. -
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.: 'So Can I Enhance Nifty Crafties Excellently?' In other words: The character, while not being scientist-tier thinkin', is able to make use of a lot of trinkets and things others would consider junk, and knows a lot about physics, chemistry, engineering, and similiar fun and loud stuff. -
Not being seen: The character is quite good at not being seen, and as such is able to avoid confrontations, observe from the shadows, and pretty much move around without anyone's knowledge. A bit of 'thievy' skills as well, but whether or not the character uses them in that way depends on their personality. -
So yeah, starting personality will be the main thing to forge the character's pre-story history, and it will affect the story in some ways, but it's not crucial.
Personality will be a COMPLETE write-in, unless you prefer to have me hand-craft the stuff myself. Also like I mentioned in the race selection, half-youkai are a bit limited. Some personality thingamajig's are mostly human, while others aren't natural for a human to have. A too human half-youkai won't be accepted for a write-in.
Jus' write it yarself, duh -
The intro part will take place in the outside world, and it's up to you to head over to Gensokyo after finding out about it or stumbling upon it.
Or you could just stay in the outside world and handle problems Gensokyo sends out.
Yes, this story won't orientate itself around Gensokyo itself, but is set in the whole world.
Forgive me for any mistakes or irritations or other bad stuff, this IS my first story ever, and I'm quite new to using imageboards like this one.
Why am I posting a CYOA then? Because I had the idea in my mind for a while, and it would be selfish of me to keep it to myself. Can't help it.
I will stay as anonymous, because even though it's kinda ok for writers to have a name, I don't consider myself worthy unless this story reaches a minimal level of popularity (like that'll happen, yeah right)
Also, updates won't be very often, because I have THINGS to do in reality, as much as tedious as it is. Expect irregular updates.
Well what're ya waiting for? If you read all this, you could as well post your picks man. Or woman, if you by some strange occurence are a fan of a series with all but a few characters female.