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The Silent SentinelThe Silent Sentinel 15 Aug 2018 05:54
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So it's basically a clock what kills you when you mess with the time? Not a fan.

by The Silent SentinelThe Silent Sentinel, 15 Aug 2018 05:54
House HippoHouse Hippo 15 Aug 2018 05:50
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » RPC-FOX-J

tbh kirby is better


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by House HippoHouse Hippo, 15 Aug 2018 05:50

I forgot that the black blocks were a usable feature, I'll substitute some stuff with those.

Any subject caught within the printing process of RPC-XXXX by being present within a photograph run through the hardware whether through scanning or printing will [REDACTED], it is not currently known what happens to victims of the procedure. Returning to the site of the photograph will result in the observation of what is known as RPC-XXXX-2.

Yeah I'll definitely rewrite that area, I'm a bit tired so the cohesion wasn't present.

I'll get around to making the small changes you suggested shortly, thanks a lot.

Re: Science by Ben LlansBen Llans, 15 Aug 2018 04:44

Besides writing the Latin equivalent you could add a memetic hazard to the output. Or you could also add a cognitive element in that the typewriter gives the user the compulsion to write something like a codex or a gospel.

Re: A misguided typewriter by Ben LlansBen Llans, 15 Aug 2018 04:35

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RPC-XXXX is to be confined within a standard 6.1 x 2.6 meter intermodal storage container at site: [REDACTED]. No personnel under security clearance level 2 are to be allowed to observe or handle the subject. No electronic device capable of interacting with a standard ink printer is allowed within one hundred meters of the contents held within.

You could reword some parts of this: instead of the [REDACTED] some black blocks would suffice. I think it reads better if you put "No personnel under Level 2 Security Clearance".

2-

RPC-XXXX was recovered from an office of [REDACTED] located within the city of [WITHHELD].

Already two forms of EXPUNGED on the same sentence, you can remove the WITHHELD and instead use black boxes for the city name, and put next to it the name of a country to give the reader an idea. Too much vagueness makes an article boring and complicated to follow.

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The object was discovered after reports of an employee attempting to print a family photo with RPC-XXXX. All casualties have been scrubbed as car accidents and high-grade amnesiacs have been given to all coworkers.

This could go on an Addendum labeled as "Discovery and containment." it would give more flesh to your article.

4-

The unit measures 1.39 meters tall

This unit is a three dimensional object, list the height, width and depth. Also you separated that single sentence from the rest of the paragraphs. Be consistent with those paragraphs to make it more aesthetically pleasing.

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When RPC-XXXX is plugged into or placed within a, unknown range of a computer unit

The containment protocols say: No electronic device capable of interacting with a standard ink printer is allowed within one hundred meters of the contents held within. So is the range unknown or is it 100 meters?

6- The description of how the printer works is nice, I feel you could make a picture of how it looks when trying to select is to print a document. Also, a picture of said printer/photocopier would help this article.

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The printing has now resulted in the appearance of RPC-XXXX-1.

You could reword this to something that reads better like this:

Any output from printer is labeled as RPC-XXXX-1 from this point onwards.

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Any subject caught within the printing process of RPC-XXXX by being present within a photograph run through the hardware whether through scanning or printing will [REDACTED], it is not currently known what happens to victims of the procedure. Returning to the site of the photograph will result in the observation of what is known as RPC-XXXX-2.

This paragraph needs rewording, it's confusing to read:

Any subject caught within a photograph run through the hardware, whether through scanning or printing will [REDACTED], it is not currently known what happens to victims of the procedure. Returning to the site where the photograph was taken will result in the observation of an entity known as RPC-XXXX-2.

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through means of known propulsion.

Unknown propulsion? Or Known? if known please elaborate.

10- You refer to testing. If there was any testing there must be an addendum detailing the testing log.

H F DummieH F Dummie 15 Aug 2018 04:02
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » RPC-071

I can help you patch the Exploration Logs up if you want me to.

by H F DummieH F Dummie, 15 Aug 2018 04:02

Really liked the idea, did some minor correction on the misspelling hope it doesn't bother you. overall very ok, it could improve if you added a GoI from that world catching up to the authority´s intervention and interacting with RPCs employees.

Nice worldbuilding by ImNotEricImNotEric, 15 Aug 2018 03:50
Living Pipe
BallYTBallYT 15 Aug 2018 03:46
in discussion Writing & Drafts / Drafts » Living Pipe

It is on the 4th tab http://rpcsandbox.wikidot.com/ball

Living Pipe by BallYTBallYT, 15 Aug 2018 03:46
The Silent SentinelThe Silent Sentinel 15 Aug 2018 03:42
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » RPC-FOX-J

I didn't really find this funny. This relies way too much on detailed in-game information, and doesn't really do much for me.

by The Silent SentinelThe Silent Sentinel, 15 Aug 2018 03:42

[[module Rate]]

OBJECT CLASS SYMBOL

Item #: RPC-XXXX (To be decided.)

Object Class: Alpha

Containment Protocols: RPC-XXXX is to be confined within a standard 6.1 x 2.6 meter intermodal storage container at site: ██████-██. No personnel under Level 2 Security Clearance are to be allowed to observe or handle the subject. No electronic device capable of interacting with a standard ink printer is allowed within one hundred meters of the contents held within as a safety precaution.

Description:

RPC-XXXX is by all appearances and evidence a seemingly normal office utility multi-function printer/copier. The materials and construction of the unit are not congruent with any particular brand or model of any known hardware, but does fall in line with the standard design of early-2000's office printers. The unit measures 1.39 meters tall by 1.23 meters wide and weighs approximately 77.1 kilograms.

When RPC-XXXX is plugged into or placed within a, unknown range of a computer unit capable of interacting with a printer, the software will make no effort to detect the device or install drivers on the host computers. Searching through connections will not reveal RPC-XXXX, the connection is only revealed when attempting to print a document or image, where it will be displayed as an option displaying as a mass of dead pixels regardless of software used to reach the printing process. Other options and connected printers will no longer permit the option of printing through previously connected devices, any attempt to continue with another piece of hardware will result in an error message stating [REDACTED].

Printing standard text documents from RPC-XXXX results in no unusual behavior. The unit does not appear capable of running out of printing ink, though it does require insertion of foreign paper. Due to the inability to connect properly with RPC-XXXX there is no way of displaying ink levels without a program capable of displaying them during the printing process. If this is achieved the levels will vary heavily between repeated observations. Sometimes even appearing as completely empty yet giving no error when the printing process is started, and will complete as per usual with no ill effects.

The anomalous properties surface when attempting to print images from the host computer. Images containing plants, inanimate objects, or fictional beings show no issue, however if an image selected is a photograph that contains real living beings, animal or human; the printer will stall. This creates a loud noise described by class-E personnel as [REDACTED].

Once the process has finished, the printer will exude a wet piece of paper thoroughly soaked in black ink, most of the image will be recognizable however any area where a living being is present will be reduced to a deformed stain only vaguely resembling the subjects. Any output from the printer is labeled as RPC-XXXX-1 from this point onwards.

Any subject captured in the images used in the printing process of RPC-XXXX that is run through the hardware; whether through scanning or printing will [REDACTED] no matter where they are so long as they are still alive at the time of action, it is not currently known what happens to victims of the procedure. Returning to the site where the original photograph was taken will result in the observation of entities known as RPC-XXXX-2.

The environment of the scene will not be affected however; matching their positions as designated within the printed image, formations of RPC-XXXX-2 will hold their place. The appearance of these entities is described as conglomerations of wet printing paper and masses of black ink. These formations can be destroyed and moved but will slowly return to their initial state through means of unknown propulsion. The composition of the scene will not be affected by constructs or beings that were not present in the original picture, RPC-XXXX-2 will simply form in any empty space still present, testing has shown that the constructs are capable of slowly moving loose objects preventing them from achieving their position.

After approximately 3-4 hours, the entities formed will begin to create a noise identical to that created by RPC-XXXX during the printing, rising in volume over the period of 12 hours until it reaches upwards of 130 decibels, upon which the constructs known as RPC-XXXX-2 will dissipate into mere puddles of ink and paper.

Once this has occurred, the individual that initiated the print will now begin to display signs of serious paranoia and anxiety. Those questioned claiming that they can see wet apparitions stalking them. Outside observation reveals nothing, however descriptions match those of RPC-XXXX-2 prior to their dissolution. It is unknown if these are the same entities that formed previously.

Subjects targeted often attempt to flee their unseen pursuers however it is not known what their hunting patterns are due to the final result of RPC-XXXX. After an indistinct period of time has passed, the victim will enter a violent seizure where their head and limbs shake dramatically until their body stills and they enter a short comatose period before their vitals fail.

Autopsy reports reveal the subjects lungs to be filled to bursting with standard office paper and water-glycol composition black printer ink. The cranium has been observed to be compacted with large quantities of exact replicas of RPC-XXXX-1 resulting in severe brain trauma and cranial fractures.

Despite the original document being intact, any former areas where living beings were present will now appear as nothing but blank white spots on the material used.

Initial discovery and retrieval: RPC-XXXX was recovered from an office of [REDACTED] located within the city of ████████ in the Midwestern United States. The object was discovered after reports of an employee attempting to print a family photo with RPC-XXXX. All casualties have been scrubbed as car accidents and high-grade amnesiacs have been given to all coworkers.

Addendum: Previous owners, (deceased.) have described in foundation secured documents detailing their attempts to dismantle RPC-XXXX. After opening the case they discovered nothing within that showed any unique properties aside from a single metal plate located on the topside of the ink cartridge slots showing as of now ineligible scratches and symbols. Any parts removed or damaged will eventually reappear within the chassis once leaving observation.

I have tried my best to improve the article.

I don't think it needs a whole history, but I'd say 1950s. As for other bits, if this becomes a GOI then I'm going to write a tale about it, I'm hoping to collab on it with some other authors.

I like the idea, but you have any idea on when they formed or other little bits of history? Like you mentioned they were made up of Wealthy Aristocrats, so does that mean this Society was created in say the Baroque era? Or more modern times like the 1900's?

Re: GOI Proposal : The APAS by RedtideRedtide, 15 Aug 2018 02:44

Really interesting idea, however the test logs could be more formal:

Test log 1 could've been prefaced with the mentioning of the subject being ex-military.
"D-1847 could hear sirens blaring. "Attention personnel! Someone is stealing a Pershing!" This sounds very narrative-like. I don't think you have to write exactly what the alarm said.

Test log 2:
The D-class yelling about the other tests doesn't make much sense when this is shown in the second test log.
"…and spotted the jet being captured by Authority personnel." You don't need to give a perspective with the capture of the jet, you could just say "And the jet was immediately captured by Authority personal"
Also, do non fatal injuries also carry over?

Test log 3:
"D-3437, finally realizing the horrors of war, wandered aimlessly" is a bit to narrative for a test log. The last paragraph is very narrative-like.
And maybe instead of mentioning the subject's expression as sign of discomfort, you could instead mention a hesitation he has for going back. Vice vera for how overjoyed he was for going back in for the second time.

Test log 4 is well done, but must Hahn declare he is a common man? Was it something from the time? Is it an Imperialistic thing?

Overall a good story i've gotta say again, but the test logs need structuring. Hope this helps

Re: RPC-943 l The Great War by RedtideRedtide, 15 Aug 2018 02:35

This is a neat idea, but needs another element to it. That alone wouldn't really be an RPC, just a translation tool.

Re: A misguided typewriter by gaythesoygaythesoy, 15 Aug 2018 01:04

It depends on how much you want to change! If it turns out to go in a completely different direction, I would suggest a new post. Just don't repost if it's the same article with edits, only to keep the forums clean.
Good luck! I can't wait to read whatever you have next.

Re: Gotz to Lift by gaythesoygaythesoy, 15 Aug 2018 01:03

So this was originally made for NDI, but I liked the idea a lot, so I tweaked it and here we are.

Anomalous Phenomena Acquisition Society (APAS): A-02

Overview: The APAS is a group dedicated to the collection of anomalies. It does not collect anomalies for research or containment, but rather as ornaments. The society itself is very secretive, and is composed of wealthy aristocrats. They often host gatherings, which consist of observing anomalies, mingling, and heavy amounts of drinking. The reason the Authority has allowed them to continue, is that they have access to anomalies that we would otherwise be unknown to. Say a group of criminals possesses an anomaly, without our knowledge, and sells it. Rather than to one of our enemies, it would go to the APAS, and we would be able to classify/contain it. In exchange for giving us the anomalies, they are allowed to keep Alpha levels, that are of both no use or threat. The RPCs are of course guarded by a few select Authority personnel, but beyond that the society is left alone.

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