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MedicProps
 Friday, February 18 2011 @ 05:07 AM UTC (Read 16048 times)  
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So, my character, Props, has finally become a joker. Yes, I know, it's about time. I had some trouble deciding what his "random generation" focus would be, and then it came to me.
A deck of Improbable Island Trading Cards! Featuring the contestants. That's you guys!

So, I need some feedback. I need the Improbable Effects that your character's card would cause.

Here's my example: the Medic Props trading card!

Card Art: Props, standing at the doors to his clinic with a roll of gauze in one hand and a bone saw in the other.

Medic Props's Effect: Causes the user to feel fatherly, or concerned for other's well being, or causes a person to be healed of minor injuries or ailments.

A Quote: "Always Happy to Help!"

I encourage more than one effect! Try to think about character traits, and the specialty when it comes to what that character does.

I would appreciate anyone and everyone getting in on this and helping me out!
And who knows, maybe CMJ could sell Improbable Island Trading Cards someday. Or at least Playing Cards?


 
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D Valentine
 Friday, February 18 2011 @ 07:46 AM UTC  
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Insane Val Trading Card!

Card Art: D Valentine sitting in a tree with a wide smile, a cup of tea in one hand, and a small knife in the other.

Insane Val's Effect: slight memory loss, a gain in tree-hopping abilities, and the ability to brew a nice cup of tea

A Quote: "What friends! Let us go play Poke the Panthzer!"

((I'm probably going to end up changing this...))


 
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Harris
 Friday, February 18 2011 @ 05:45 PM UTC  
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Harris Doubledon trading card!

Card Art: Harris standing in the ocean, attempting to catch electric eels during a thunderstorm, while his servo arms use very obscene sign language at the back of his head.

Harris Doubledon's effect: You gain a whole LOAD of stamina! Plus a random chance of regained memories.

A Quote: "Harris Doubledon, atcher service!"






"Ain't nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile." -The Grateful Dead
 
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Marly
 Friday, February 18 2011 @ 06:17 PM UTC  
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Marly!!!

Art: Marly on a counter, possibly an origami cat beside her. Shi did a very nice one.

Effect: Increased curiosity, possibly sideways view of things. (Maybe everything looks a little weird?)

Quote: I'll get back to you on this one.


 
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 Friday, February 18 2011 @ 08:15 PM UTC  


Escemfer Trading Card!

Art: Esc shoving her dumb, grinning face too close to the camera
Effect: Target sneezes glitter for the next hour; target feels very cheerful and easily entertained.
Quote: "I just ate a ton of frosting!" (Or, I dunno, something less irrelevant.)


 
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Chimental
 Friday, February 18 2011 @ 08:51 PM UTC  
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Chimental trading card!

Art: Chimental's giant head looming over and behind Ebenezer.

Effect: Gain an overwhelming sense of fear that something's always right behind you.

Quote: I'm everywhere, and nowhere.


I make the many models of a mutant individual. To make them I use vegetables, animals, and minerals. From robot bugs to zombie bears to many singing barnacles.
 
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Reverb
 Friday, February 18 2011 @ 10:01 PM UTC  
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Reverb tradig card!

Artwork; Reverb on the walls with her trusted lightning gun a-sparking.

Effect; You're an auxilary network employee! (Oh SHIT! That means )She's your boss!

Quote; "Oops.."


"Censure acquits the Raven, but pursues the Dove." "So, that means i'm -always- innocent, right?"
 
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MedicProps
 Friday, February 18 2011 @ 10:24 PM UTC  
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Big Grin Wow, a lot of replies, so quickly! Thanks everyone who's posted so far! It's an awesome start.


 
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Trotsky
 Friday, February 18 2011 @ 10:50 PM UTC  
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Trotsky trading card!

Card art: Trotsky stuck in the hinges of the stocks so he is smiling down at a human skull that is facing him on the ground, with a pebble with a frowny face drawn on it sitting on the inside of the stocks.

Trotsky's effect: You are happy all day, and are very useful with wine and with seaside message delivery.

A Quote: "..."




"Ain't nothin' left to do, but smile, smile, smile" -The Grateful Dead
 
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Reverb
 Friday, February 18 2011 @ 10:59 PM UTC  
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Because it was fun;

Titan Trading Card!

Art; A huge foot, covered with barnacles, descending on the image frame.

Effect; You 90% of your max. stamina, but gain a HEAP of req. If this knowcks you out, go directly to the failboat, do not pass start.

Quote; "THOOOM......THOOOM......THOOOM...."


"Censure acquits the Raven, but pursues the Dove." "So, that means i'm -always- innocent, right?"
 
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Maniak
 Friday, February 18 2011 @ 11:33 PM UTC  
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Maniak Trading Cart.

Art: A daisy tattoo that moves about depending on the angle you look at it.

Maniak's effect: Answers every question in Location Four.

A Quote: "That unlocks after you DK."


http://maniak.cu.cc/
 
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MedicProps
 Friday, February 18 2011 @ 11:42 PM UTC  
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Haha, I like Reverb's idea of other trading cards as well, not just contestant cards. Feel free, if you want, to submit a few cards like Outpost Cards, Monster Cards, hell, even Dwelling Cards!


 
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Temper
 Friday, February 18 2011 @ 11:52 PM UTC  
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The Temper trading card:

Card Art: A picture of Temper, giving you that grin.

Temper's effect: You'll feel a little punny... A love of terrible jokes, short attention span.


Quote: "But that lion looks so cuuuuuuuute!"


 
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Buddleia
 Saturday, February 19 2011 @ 12:02 AM UTC  
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The Dunbernarding card should have an Escher as its art, for sure.

Newbhome card
Image: Pink panties and a spork.
Effect: Usually: feel worried and uncertain. Often: become loud and dramatic. Occasionally: produces a cup of tea.
Quote: "Where are my pants?"

New Pitts card
Image: A decaying skull (with googly eyes) on a sandy beach.
Effect: Feel slow and quiet, but very calm, and injuries and problems don't bother you as much.
Quote: "Braaaaaaaaaains." (Of course.)

Petra's card
Image: A tattoo and a bloody needle.
Effect: You feel very cool, but rather beaten up.
Quote: "I got inked!"


Improbable Reference Links - goo.gl/MRBnb -------------- Land Registry (map of Places) ---- goo.gl/bpkRR
 
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Mongo
 Saturday, February 19 2011 @ 01:15 AM UTC  
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Mongo's Trading Card:

Card Art: Mongo standing by the doors to his mansion, wearing his newest and biggest hat.

Mongo's Effect; You see it as generosity, Mongo sees it as an investment.

Quote: "It's all about ME!"


If it cant be done, should I stop doing it?
 
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Hairy Mary
 Saturday, February 19 2011 @ 01:56 AM UTC  
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The Skronkys.

Picture:- A family portrait with everyone shuffling round trying to get centre position.

Effect: General aggression, inability to back down from a confrontation for any reason at all, short temper, and one chosen at random from:-
- Sewage: Paranoid suspicion that there might be some people out there who don't recognise your natural superiority in everything.
- Impudencia: Urge to deep fry anything and everything.
- Julia: Unpleasant little rash in an unfortunate place.
- Chlymidia: Speech starts to slur and nose bright red enough that monsters can see you coming in the dark.
- Buckfast: Super powers of finding someone else to blame when things go wrong.
- Mildew: Can hack up a glob of phlegm capable of killing flies at 10 paces at will.
- Felony: A morning cough that doesn't subside until late evening.
- Dogend: Have at least two inches of arse crack showing at all times.

Quote: "Giz ruspuct, wuz thu Skronkys."


 
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Ashtu
 Saturday, February 19 2011 @ 02:59 AM UTC  
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The Ashtus

Art: An old, grizzled, shaggy, grey kittymorph trying to look very dignified, despite the fact he's wearing nothing but a black silk top hat with a white swan feather.
His sweet, young twin sister peers out from behind him. She wears a white silk top hat with a black magpie feather.

Effect: Rampant confusion, dramatically.

Quote: "Cookie, where's my Guinness!?!?"


Thank you.
 
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CavemanJoe
 Saturday, February 19 2011 @ 03:05 AM UTC  
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Ooh, ooh, I got one.

BadNav RabbitHole
Art: A sunken hole in the ground, littered with bones and old keyboards, with a sign saying "Here be Dragons."
Effect: What do you think? Wink
Quote: "Perhaps the speed of light is affected by the Earth's poles such that the packets arrive in a different order..."


 
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Hiraniva
 Saturday, February 19 2011 @ 06:08 AM UTC  
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(Uhm, okay, for some reason this entire thread made me really excited.. TRADING CARDS? YES PLEASE.)

Hiraniva Trading Card!

Card Art: Hiraniva, holding her giant newt up proudly like a little girl with a big dog, to display it to the camera.

Hiraniva's Effect: Optimized sneaking, enhanced ability to flirt and charm cameras (they are more likely to follow you around), decreases capacity for shame.

A Quote: "Being married is a lot like not being married. Only you're married."


 
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Makiwa
 Saturday, February 19 2011 @ 07:17 AM UTC  
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I love this idea!

Knee High Makiwa

Card Art: Makiwa surrounded by a green misty Malodorous Funk, with a bottle of grog in one hand.

Effect: For a game day you suffer from uncontrollable flatulence It's as good as repellent spray.

A Quote: "Stroof! Tha's a gud 'un innit."


It's not an optical illusion. It just looks like one.
 
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