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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:23 am 
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Greetings, all!

So, I've had this idea for a while, and I want to throw it out here to see if there is any interest whatsoever in doing it. This runs along similar lines to the "Suppose Prose" thread, but takes a little different form.

Basically, what I envision is a challenge thread, where someone can post an M:EM writing challenge for someone else (or if we're lucky, several someones) to write. I imagine most of these would be fairly simple, like "I would like someone to write a story where (planeswalker) meets (planeswalker)," or "Could someone write a story where (planeswalker) goes to (plane)."

These would be considered non-canon by default, however I see no reason why a canon story couldn't be written, and perhaps eventually voted in. I would also encourage shorter works, although that would certainly not be a requirement for participation.

We just have so many interesting characters and settings, and so many talented writers, that I would love to see us utilize one another for some of these potentially fascinating interactions!

So, what do you think? Any takers?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:15 pm 
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OK!

I want:

A story where one of our major villains (Ellia, Raiker, the Rulus or one of the chessmasters) gets foiled on a small insignificant thing, and has to decide how to react to it.

A story with one of our walkers visiting Shadowmoor, except it was Lorwyn the last time they were there.

A story where Lukas finds out what Denner does, and really beats himself up over not connecting those dots sooner/tries to reconnect with Denner with no idea of where to look.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:42 pm 
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Aaarrrgh wrote:
A story where Lukas finds out what Denner does, and really beats himself up over not connecting those dots sooner/tries to reconnect with Denner with no idea of where to look.

While my far-reaching plans for Denner are certainly not set in stone, I will say that Lukas... figures into them. So yeah, this is very likely a thing that will happen.

As for the other two, well, the wheels are turning. ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:04 pm 
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Aaarrrgh wrote:
I want:

A story where one of our major villains (Ellia, Raiker, the Rulus or one of the chessmasters) gets foiled on a small insignificant thing, and has to decide how to react to it.

I feel like writing a spoof on Refllection in which The Duchess has a cup of coffee when she wanted tea.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:33 pm 
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Aaarrrgh wrote:
A story where one of our major villains (Ellia, Raiker, the Rulus or one of the chessmasters) gets foiled on a small insignificant thing, and has to decide how to react to it.


Okay, here you go!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:02 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:12 pm 
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The Fall of the Tower


Hm... not sure that fits the prompt.

False Move
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:41 pm 
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@The Fall of the Tower: I find it amusing that you and I hit on a very similar idea!

@False Move: This seems like the beginning of a story I would like to see!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:41 am 
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Can I cheat a wee bit, and pose my challenges in the form of questions which have been puzzling me for some time now?

See, I've been wondering...

...what Hush-Hush are actually up to when they disappear unexpectedly?

...how The Woman in White came to be holding the end of the Lifeline?

...what Gale looks like, aside from her tattoos?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:39 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:46 pm 
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Can I cheat a wee bit, and pose my challenges in the form of questions which have been puzzling me for some time now?

I see no reason why not.

...what Hush-Hush are actually up to when they disappear unexpectedly?


What Lies Beyond


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:13 pm 
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Here are a couple challenges from me.

Someone write a story where Denner says the wrong thing to someone, preferably a female.

Someone write a story where Kahr hits on another character, naturally a male.

With Aaarrrgh's "The Pilgrim and the Pharaoh" on my mind, someone write a story about some 'walker or another 'walking onto Arbagoth post-Forest Fire.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:36 pm 
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Aaarrrgh wrote:
A story with one of our walkers visiting Shadowmoor, except it was Lorwyn the last time they were there.


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Someone write a story where the Duchess and the Shifter celebrate Christmas together.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:29 pm 
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It somewhat amuses me that the Lorwyn prompt would probably work in reverse for Cara. Of course that would only work if we had any bloody idea what the plane looks like now... Stupid origins and stupid implausably convenient aurora.

I'm tempted to take a stab at the Gale prompt, but that seems a bit like overstepping bounds.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:32 pm 
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Someone write a story where Denner says the wrong thing to someone, preferably a female.

If I may once again cheat a wee bit, I already have this story! But here's the extended ending that I trimmed from the first version:

The Mark, Extended

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:33 pm 
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Barinellos wrote:
I'm tempted to take a stab at the Gale prompt, but that seems a bit like overstepping bounds.

Not in the slightest! I wouldn't have asked, if I wasn't interested in hearing how people picture her.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:43 pm 
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@The Mark, extended: Awww. That's an interesting ending. Thanks, Orcish!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:45 am 
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Barinellos wrote:
I'm tempted to take a stab at the Gale prompt, but that seems a bit like overstepping bounds.

Not in the slightest! I wouldn't have asked, if I wasn't interested in hearing how people picture her.

I think I'll take a stab at it, though it might take a day or two.

I'm half tempted to do A Very Chessmasters' Christmas too.

As for a prompt of my own...
The first time Aerik ever saw a Sun.
Saigo and Jinsen crossing a bridge at the same time.
Amah washing up on Dark Rabiah.

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Saigo and Jinsen crossing a bridge at the same time.


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