A Hospital Room.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
GM
 GM, 2 posts
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 04:49
A Hospital Room
The room is quiet, save for the beeping of various machines. It was an hour until lunch and no treatments were planned, which means the nurses should leave you alone.
Tom Hall
 player, 2 posts
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 05:19
A Hospital Room
Tom ground, relentlessly.

This was actually a pretty good game.  Not so old he was sick of it yet, just challenging enough to make him work for it, full of bugs that were interesting to find and exploit, but not bad enough to crash the game...

He was particularly proud of having found The Hidden Edge.  There were more impressive-looking swords in the game, but this one could hit fast enough, with the right timing, to let him shut the bad guys down.

The art was good, too.  As a straight young man, he particularly appreciated the art of a lot of the female characters.  Yeah, it was just a game, but that was as probably as good as he was going to get.

Ever.

No, not going to think about that now.  Going to kill Draco-Tigers.  Just four more Bloody Fangs to farm, and this pointless fetch quest would be wrapped.

Three.

Two.

One...
GM
 GM, 3 posts
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 22:50
A Hospital Room
As you finished the gathering of the fetch quest items, a private message appears in your feed.

Manteis: "Hey there, how are you doing?"
Tom Hall
 player, 3 posts
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 23:08
A Hospital Room
TH!GDYA: "Could be worse.  Will be sooner or later."

His avatar crossed the city for the Guildhall, only occasionally distracted by the sight of that Elf Holy Knight and her oddly incomplete protective armor.  (Surprisingly, male armor tended to be just as scanty.  Monsters must politely leave exposed flesh alone...)
GM
 GM, 4 posts
Mon 6 Nov 2017
at 04:09
A Hospital Room
Manteis: "I hear a big event's happening to the north near the village of Seahaven. GM's are giving out some sweet loot. You up for it?"
Tom Hall
 player, 4 posts
Mon 6 Nov 2017
at 04:47
A Hospital Room
TH!GDYA: "Sure, let's do this."

Tom's avatar stopped off at the guild, then went for a hidden gateway he knew of to get to the village.  It wasn't supposed to be accessible for him yet, but when you knew how to take advantage of clipping to get through walls, lots of possibilities opened up.
GM
 GM, 5 posts
Mon 6 Nov 2017
at 23:37
A Hospital Room
Manteis: "Wanna party up?"
Tom Hall
 player, 5 posts
Tue 7 Nov 2017
at 00:33
A Hospital Room
TH!GYA: "Why not?"

His avatar emerged from the fractal edges of a mountain range, quite close to the event.
GM
 GM, 6 posts
Tue 7 Nov 2017
at 02:11
A Hospital Room
There's an elemental-kin woman waiting for you. Her skin and hair are shades of green and she is dressed like a wizard. The avatar wave emotes at you. It's Manteis.
Tom Hall
 player, 6 posts
Tue 7 Nov 2017
at 03:11
A Hospital Room
Tom's avatar waved back as he approached.

TH!GDYA: "So, what's the event supposed to be?"
GM
 GM, 7 posts
Wed 8 Nov 2017
at 02:06
A Hospital Room
Manteis: "It's some kind of GM held lottery for long term players, at least from what one told me."
Tom Hall
 player, 7 posts
Wed 8 Nov 2017
at 03:43
A Hospital Room
TH!GDYA: "Huh.  Well, I'm down with that."

He examined the area, looking for any hint of what was about to happen.
GM
 GM, 8 posts
Thu 9 Nov 2017
at 22:19
A Hospital Room
The game had a feature where the names of other players appeared in colours to show how strong they were in comparison to you. Blue was weaker than you, white was equal, yellow was five levels higher and red was higher than five levels (Black was a sign the person was a GM). The gathered peoples' names were all white or yellow.

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:20, Thu 09 Nov 2017.

Tom Hall
 player, 8 posts
Fri 10 Nov 2017
at 06:13
A Hospital Room
...Interesting.  Well, no one too much stronger was here.  That was good.  Probably.
GM
 GM, 9 posts
Fri 10 Nov 2017
at 06:19
A Hospital Room
A GM arrived and began to speak.

"You all have been with the game since the beta. I want to say that...that...that...bsgjhdl..." the speach began to appear as random symbols and then everything went white. Not just in the game, but all around you as well.

When the light disappears, you find yourself in the grass.
Tom Hall
 player, 9 posts
Sat 11 Nov 2017
at 03:43
A Hospital Room
"What the hell?" said Tom.  He looked around wildly.  What was going on?  Where was his IV stand?  Where were the monitors?  His bed?

The entire hospital?
GM
 GM, 10 posts
Sat 11 Nov 2017
at 04:32
A Hospital Room
They were all gone. You're standing in a field. There are several other people lying on the ground around you.
Tom Hall
 player, 10 posts
Sat 11 Nov 2017
at 04:35
A Hospital Room
Not understanding what was going on, Tom slowly got to his feet, and--

Wait.

Got to his feet?

He was standing?  On his own?  Without help?

He looked down at his body, flexing his arms.  What was he even wearing?