The Call of PikaChulu
Join Ash, Misty, Brock, and Pikachu as they investigate the origins of a strangely mutated Pokemon captured by Professor Oak. A humorous adventure of cuddly madness and doom!
Playing The Game
During the actual game, we’ll have 2 threads, The In-Game Thread and this Out of Character (OOC) Thread.
The In-Game Thread
The In-Game Thread will start with a posting of all the Characters Links at the top; Followed by the Opening Plot Hook; and In-Character Postings from the players.
This means talking in character and describing the actions you want your character to take in response to the various Scenes I’ll set during the game. You can ask Short Questions in the thread by prefacing them “OOC:” But I’ll always answer them in the OOC thread. For Example – OOC: Is it my turn yet?
The OOC Thread
Bigger or more complex Questions, Rules discussion, Out of Character Banter, and Thread Derailing go here in the OOC Thread.
Pikachu (played by Aman)
Ash (played by Tanstaafl)
Misty (played by Aeon_Spiral)
Brock (played by Drakilian)
Nurse Joy (played by Killa_Robot)
Officer Jenny (played by Daedalus)
Player Resources (Who's Who - Nature of The Game - Regional Maps)
The Call of PikaChulu 1
Using Luck and Surge___
As one of the most dynamic aspects of BHB system, Luck and Surge Points can be used to influence the outcome of the game in the following ways –
Luck Points can be spent for the following Luck Options:
Surge Points can be spent for the following Surge Options:
Both Luck and Surge can be spent each round as Free Actions.
Luck can be spent as many times per round as the player wants, though it is advised not to use up all your Luck in one round.
Surge can only be used once per round (except with the Heroic Surge Edge). Unlike Luck, Surge can also be used without spending Surge Points, at the cost of Fatiguing the character afterwards.
Recovering Luck And Surge
Luck and Surge Points refresh at the rate of 1 point of each per in-character day.
Begin Posting from here (or the Opening Post) - Thanks ^v^
Hey, how would a faulty success work with throwing our pokeball? We'd succeed in hitting the pokemon, but trip or something?
Something zany like that, yeah :)
The Game Thread is ready - The Call of PikaChulu 1
Note that Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu post in one segment, while Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy post in teh other.
HEY! It's Mrs. Ketchum, Berka. Dad is merely on vacation, right? Right? :o
She never married... (apparently) XD
Damn, Ash is one bastard :P
You were expecting posts after that? You just wrote we were on a Bike heading to prof. Oak.
Honesty, D? we don't expect anything from you. :P
(I kid, I kid. XD)
Expect the unexpected! Oh, and a bazooka.
You only get one shot, though. :P
(Reb Stache had a bazooka.... :D)
Who is this reb stache?
Eh i'm sure i can resupply at her office^^
He he he^^ whats that actors name btw?
Bruce Campbell. :P
As soon as i get access to a computer you're going to pay for what you did to My epic profile-pic! Mwahahahaha.
You mean this?
Oh yeah, Drak, Squirtle is currently buried deep in Ash's arm.
Hmm, maybe I should edit?
*Brock picks up Ash and then sprints to the Pokélab*
NOTHING WILL STAND IN THE WAY OF BROCK AND NURSE'S LOVE, NOTHING!
WHY DONT YOU GIVE ME A REASON TO DISS YOU!?
I suppose Berk will have to roll XD
I'll update to the Pokelab Scene - where everyone comes together - tomorrow afternoon.
Yeah this scene was pretty booooriiiiing! Oh, can you give me the "officer" report to why i'm here? :)
EDIT: or ofcourse you can post it 10 seconds after i posted this. :)
Also, for Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy - the reason you are going to the Pokelab is written on your PC Notes. Please share it In-Character at the appropriate time, thanks. ^v^
I'd assume that we don't start until the rest of the cast reaches Oak's place, right?
No idea. Here is What BZ Said though.
So Drak just failed then?
Also, doesn't Chancy also stay outside her pokeball? There's always one walking around in pokecenters.
Outside the window meanwhile, the blaring of a siren can be heard quickly moving past the house. It seems that Officer Jenny is in a hurry, riding past on her motorcycle with Nurse Joy in the sidecar – and headed towards Professor Oak’s lab!
Outside the window, as in, you were clearly visible and your destination was also clearly deducible.
Yeah, but BZ wanted us (the team) to post in one section, while those two post in the other. Not that it matters, though.
Quote Aman >>> "Not that it matters, though."
Such Unbridled Wisdom! Could it be that you (Young Grasshopper) have finally mastered the ways of the True Rules Free Gamer? XD
I have ascended. I have reached true enlightenment.
@ Killa : Up to you on the Chansy thing - Chansy is one of the very few Pokemon that seems to be seen outside her Pokeball more often than not. I'd say it's a fair chance that Chansy just stays out of it all the time - being Nurse Joy's Assistant and all...
Update Posted - everyone is all in the same place now. =)
Whoops, can you delete my last post Berka?
Sure - NP :)
alright guys. I am back, my posts should be more spot on and fuller. Sorry for the delay, what a shitty week..
now I may have missed this (or more likely forgot) But who all can understand Pikachu?
Everyone except Jenny and Nurse
I'll be offline a few hours, but plan on checking back for replies later tonight.
Am I the only one who wants to call dibs on the more awesome squirtle?
By the way, my guess to it's name (Going off of the Bokrug and Dythalla as the most likely lizard gods related)
Nope - but some of those are good... XD
Yeah. I got nothing. Don't know the names of the Cthulu gods, aside for Cthulu, obviously, and any of the gods on Cult (since I can look at them instantly)
Neither do I, i'm just using wikipedia's endless supply of knowledge XD
Squirtig? (From 'Yig' the serpent-man deity thingy)
Nah, it's not really a snake head (I specifically used the "lizard" when I page searched the list of Cthulhu gods)
It seems more like a "Dagon" type of the Deep Ones. Would also fit since Squirtle is a water type, and they're water gods of sorts.
So, Squirton? Daguirtle?
Getting warmer... ^v^
Well, I'm out of ideas then lol.
Ok, now, the description for THIS god could fit: Uitzilcapac A sadistic entity trapped by the Elder Gods in a remote dimension of Space-Time continuum and appearing as a 4-m talllizard-like horror with 6 legs and a mouth filled with vicious fangs.
In this case... Squirtapac?
I was thinking of that on, but it's not a god. :P (from the definition).
Wait. Are we gonna adventure to the underwater city of Rlyey, where dead Pikchulu sleeps, dreaming?
You never know until you get there hehehe .... XD
I think you meant to type in R'Lyeh?
Hey - that's damn good spelling for a Squirtle haha!
Apparently he has spellcheck haha! ^v^
AH! WHAT CTHULHOID SORCERY IS THIS?!
See? I told you it was EVIL!!!
Just because this seems appropriate-
"Poor Squirty" LMAO!!! XD
@ Daedalus - Be sure not to just skim over the new posts - there is one that directly involves Officer Jenny and needs a reply/decision...
I was sleeping when you posted that though :P
That's why I bothered to post a notice - so you wouldn't miss it when you got back on... =)
Our Pokémon are totally going to get bitten and turned into evil psychotic trainer-killers aren't they?
(Onyx and Geodude are first, aren't they?)
Berka: "Don't worry guys, you'll get plenty of chances to catch new pokemon"
*We enter the wild
*Nothing but mutated pokemon everywhere
Berka: "Hey, I never said they'd be heathy ^_^"
OK, so no one got this one - but there will be more (Mwuhahahaha!)
Deep One + Squirtle = Deep Squirtle
Son of a bitch.
I know nothing of chtulu lore. I'm screwed!
Damn, I was so close.
Hahaha! Now we know why professor Oak is always giving Ash new things XD
BZ you know it is spelled Togepi correct? (on BHB you have it listed as Tokapi or somehting) :)
I already asked him about that.. don't hink he replied to it though^^
Yeah - though I don't care about it in the least really.
They may have formalized it by now, but back when I wrote this adventure, it was spelled both ways. So I'm just going to keep spelling it the way I already have. Hope that doesn't kill it too much for everyone haha!
I dont mind... THAT MUCH! XD
Well, there goes any attempt at discreetness, lol.
Berka, could I edit it so that Geodude sneaks around behind the fighters and then surprise attacks whatever hostile is there with a tackle from behind instead of just trying to sneak forward and have the advantage of surprise ruined by everyone else?
You're too late Daed haha!
Am not! i posted hooooooouuuurs ago! :(
What are you talking about?!? Stop smoking that Amsterdam Special haha! ^v^
Ah yes - the Glory of Ninja Edit LOL! XD
(Sure, no problem BTW) :)
you asses! :(
Hey Berks, what time is it in-game? Like, Noon? Morning? Afternoon?
Hmmmm, yeah, hey D, that comment about it being bedtime? Yeah, that makes a lot of sense huh?
Not anymore, No. ^^
Ok, so that's ONE dead Cthulhu Squirtle, I call dibs on the next one XD
(Seriously though, brock's geodude, Pikachu (who should be super effective against the watertype) and then Growlithe will demolish this little guy. If he has anything like ashe's squirtle's health, two hits will send him straight into dying.)
Yum, Deep Squirtle Stew :P
(Though Growlithe won't be attacking it necessarily :P)
Edited out Geodude's attack, now he'll just hold the thing in place while you guys mercilessly beat the ever-hating shit out of it.
I swear, watch this be a pokémon trainer who was coming out of the brush to challenge us to a duel XD
(I call dibs on the pokéballs he will have left with his corpse. Of course, they will all inevitably be magicarps.)
Well, there goes the idea of asking everyone who should get the scyther :P
We can discuss it AFTER we capture the scyther (But I think it should go to either Killa or D - they both have the least amount of pokémon, clocking in at one each)
(Regardless, Brock is best suited to take out the pokémon - but it would be nice if all of you posted contingency attacks, Brock might fail...)
And Brock can barely throw either :/
He's also the only one (out of two) that has a ranged attack other than the pokéball, and will deal the most damage. Since the only other person with a ranged attack is D, with the bazooka, do you really want to lose the scyther so early?
Or wait -does it have to be ranged? Hmmm
It has to be a PC (Someone with surge)
Should i shock it again?
Does Pikachu have surge? If so, then Pikachu should pimpslap it, but not shock (a shock would kill it with lethal damage by now)
Pikachu should get it. I coul start flying around. Think how l33t that would be. :D
DAMMIT AMAN, STOP STANDING IN THE WAY OF BROCK'S ATTEMPT TO MAKE NURSE AND JENNY FALL IN LOVE WITH HIM FOR GIFTS!
You do know that even if I'm not given it, I'm stealing it.
Then steal it off of Nurse or Jenny after Brock gives it to them. Everyone's happy!
But it's hurting pikachu's feelings. :(
If Ash gets it, he just might hand it to Pikachu just to see that :P
Lol, we had this big debate that we'll never see a pokemon with surge points since none of our had any, and the first we find has some.
But yeah....surge points would make this pokemon insanely hard to capture.
I think it spent it's only one.
Or at least, I really, really hope it spent it's only one. Regardless, it can only spend one surge point per round, so there's always that.
It could have heroic surge.
No heroic surge for Pokemon haha!
Pikachu should have heroic surge. XD
Got to go offline for a few hours - I'll update the scene later tonight. =)
Guys, we HAVE to spend a surge point to be able to affect the scyther...
*Re-interpretation of Killa's post
"Chancy, get ready to heal the scyther before they all kill the poor thing!"
Deep squirtle is actually the answer though....
It's the thing's name. We were overcomplicating it.
Soo deep squirtle sounds retarded Ojai
I WILL BREAK SCYTHERS ESCAPE USING POKEMON FACTS! SCYTHER CANT FLY! MWAHAHAHAH.
and will not allow Drak to catch one of my favorite pokemons :(
(Jenny would have to spend 2 surge to make sure she goes ahead of brock)
Give me schyter.. And i wont try to challenge you in every way possible in the next game you and i play togheter (and Brock might get a kiss on the cheek from Jenny..)
Too bad Ash got it. XD (FLYING FUCKING PIKACHU BITCHES)
Why you all trying to take my Jigglypuff!!
Update Posted - and Ash Snags the Scyther! ^v^
I'm confused. A crit with a stun attack automatically knocks the person out, so how come Drak's attack didn't KO the scyther?
Because a Pokeball does not do any Damage (so no S or L). The Crit just allowed for Str Damage with the X-Roll as Stun Damage (but at that point, it was no longer a Crit).
The Second Crit hit KO'd, because the Damage (allowed by the Crit) dropped Vitality to Zero.
Ah, very well.
Now, answer my question on BHB!
Well holy shit, Scyther easily destroys most of our pokemon lol.
Also, why did a crit neither knock out or lethally wound the scyther? (One or the other, depending on the type of damage a pokéball does).
TO be fair most of our pokemon are pretty weak lol.
^Answered Drakilian above.
Ooh, since the poképower knocks things unconscious, Jiggly puff is perfect for capturing other pokémon with...
WE MUST GET HER NOW!
my thought exactly!
it is very important that we know fi they are Female or Male pokemon!
nah! lol It says so in the vidja game. Figured we might as well know too here. Like Misty maybe more inclined to capture the female species :)
Combat over - everyone is awake now - Misty snagged the Jigglypuff!
Alright, Pikachu needs to get scyther. Just think of flying Pikachu glory, tan. :D
Schyter cant actually fly... Read up on your pokemon.. :P
He can in this game. Check his edges (he has flight) and his movement (flight is an option).
Anime not games. :P
Then why is he a /Flying Type Daed? :P
Oh i apologise. I was wrong^^
I swear i read at several locations before that the wings schyther had was not used for flying but to increase his balance and his already awesome speed.
Though Bulbapedia says that he can in fact flyy so i wuthdraw my comments about him not being able to fly. ^^
In the game, scyther can't cast the fly move, while duduo can. That's where the meme comes from
For shame! ;)
I know right! :D
Sing (NOR): All within 60’r must make a -4 Will Save of fall Asleep
It includes us. :(
We can obviously hold our hands to our ears before that happens, right? Right? That's how pokémon works right?
No idea how BZ does it. Anime had the trainers fall asleep, If I'm correct. XD
+1 Will Save if you put your fingers in your ears! ^v^
Against the already -4? Or instead of the -4 we get a +1?
-4 +1 = -3 XD
Hey, can't pikachu understand other pokemon as well?
No prob Aeon.
And Killa - yes, Pikachu understands all Pokemon.
I think she's more afraid of the small bug type pokemon. Besides, he's only half-bug.
Nope. full bug. ^^ its just a bugtype that can fly:)
bug/flying i know^^
You give off Mixed-messages -__-
Yeah.. I'm weird like that :)
Though next time i should mention that it was my opinion on the matter. :P
That's okay Daed, logic is for the weak anyway.
Locking this post in before you can edit it out! mwahaha
Why would he edit it out, the post is genius XD
... True. ^^
Going offline now - may not be back until tomorrow though. =)
Update psyduck first! :D
So, out of curiosity, does Pikachu have to roll "Ride" to stay on the scyther?
(Looking at Pikachu's stats, it will become immediately obvious why I ask this question).
Obviously not, since BZ allowed it without a roll, so far. :P (Though, probably in combat I would need to. (and fail magnificently))
You've got a good tumble and balance though! XD (so you'd fall... And tumble really well :P)
Hey, pikachu's ride is better then Roka's. :D
For those of you that dont know what chansey looks like, heres a example:
Oh and Aman, meet Bruce Campbell Belieber.
..... That paint job is so bad.... It's worse then mine....
I'd say it's about the same level of paint skills :D
No... This is so poorly done, it's glorious. XD
That would be Daedalus - as Officer Jenny picked up the pokeball and was in process of handing it back to Misty.
I'll update to the next scene tonight or tomorrow (as this one seems to have stalled)...
Dammit guys, you have to present a course of action! (Otherwise we fall to Brock's default plan of him leaving with Nurse and Jenny while you guys do whatever).
Or we just do what we were supposd to do and head towards Viridian City. :P
can't wait for the forest scene with all the damned bugs.... Misty gon faint!
What? That was never our goal lol. We're searching in between the two cities for cthullu pokemon.
I already said for everyone to stick together so...
That's not a plan!
(Though probably sound advice in a cthulhu game)
Updating to next scene shortly...
The Vote currently stands at 3 West to Coast / 2 East to follow Squirtle Trail in direction they are/were going.
Daedalus has yet to voice an actual direction...
We could always split up...XD
I guess i get the leading VOTE,, seeing as how i got a motorcykle. :D
Best plan right here.
Right, half to the death squad diseased squirtle army, and half to the diseased death squad squirrel factory.
Regardless of what we pick, Jenny should still phone the police.
(That was a joke, Drak. XD)
Yeah, I'm fairly certain Daedalus already did that scarily enough.
(I know, don't you get sarcasm Kwis- I mean, Aman?)
I noticed Drak hasnt welcomed Alvin back yet....
I have. I said hey.
oh. musta missed it. :) lol
Oh no! Drak didn't welcome Alvin yet! The world must be ending!
-____- Why the hell would it matter if he has or hasn't?
When you follow it with seriousness, I assume the worst of you, Drak. :P
Brock: Oh no, a pack of demonic death squirtles filled with the plague are heading towards pallet town, they're going to kill everyone!!
Rest of the group: Sounds serious, we should investigate the source and jump ahead in the quest instead of getting some sweet fighting action with the squirtle army and miss out on the inevitable rewards.
Misty: Yay! I can't wait! EeeeH! Was that a bug?!
We have no way to counter them right now anyway, so it'd be pointless to chase after them.
Not to mention Nurse Joy wants to save them, not beat them up lol.
Pfft, no need to counter them. Pikachu can launch some super-effective AoE thunder blasts, and Onyx can use Earthquake/dig (Not as effective, but massive damage regardless of the effectiveness VS water).
Unless of course, Cthulhu types are super-effective against everything, and get extra luck and surge points, as well as stronger attacks.
Yeah, yeah that sounds like something i'd do. Nevermind ^_^
Onix used Earthquake, it's super-effective!
Deep Squirtle uses %$#^#%#@$#@%@^#@$, everyone is now insane!
Jigglypuff uses sing!
I'll update Saturday evening. :)
Weekend Update Posted! ^v^
Hmm, Berka, what are the odds of Brock being able to throw Onyx's Pokéball into team rocket's balloon, and then Onyx leaving his pokéball and destroying the entire vehicle just by being summoned?
Its a coin flip really... XD
Flip that coin!
If it goes in the basket, it will be hilarious haha! XD
Brock fails the throw, instead, he throws it straight up right above his head. When Onyx is summon, he comes crashing down, smushing Brock.
And everyone laughs.
It's actually a rigged coin.
@ Tans : Ash will have to throw out Scyther's ball. No way he would be out wandering around with the team - especially when he would have needed to regenerate HPs in his ball after the battle... Please edit to clarify, thanks :)
Is he even allowed to do that plan? I mean sure riding on the scyther's back is fun, but there is an actual "Fly" ability, so wouldn't sycther need to have and use that ability to actually do it in combat?
Scyther has Fly as a Movement Option, not a PokePower, so yeah I'd let it fly - *badump bump chhh! ^v^
Thank you thank you - I'll be here all night!
We need to get some of Team Rocket's fruit to throw at you. XD
I'm wearing this hat as I type XD
You can't pull off that look, BZ. :P
Alright, edited XD
What I don't understand is why Pikachu wants to ride Scyther for this, it's kinda not needed... XD
Chansey's bubblebeam can be used to clean nurse joy right?
I'll just assume so and undo it if not.
Mr. Fish is glorious. XD
Update in the works ^v^
Tell me it worked Berka!
Sort of... Hehehe!
Brock did spend a Luck Point incidentally, to crit the throw into the basket :)
You may note that the Ice Beam was never used. I'm even half tempted to explain why. XD
Per the Rules (the what?!?!)
Yeah, those Rules things that everyone is talking about (In BZ's Dreams) -
A Pokemon acts on the Round After it is thrown out (not in the same round).
Well, this stinks XD
Poor Drak. Or should I say,
"Brock Brock Brock" :P
Everyone should summon all their pokémon and make sure they're also not infected...
(Good thing we didn't have to rely on Onyx in a fight... Evil Berka, putting it there to tempt me)
Alright, I'll guess a couple:
It's not Cthulu, though I think it may be cthylla.
Onyx of darkness
Great Old Onyx
And Aman gets the Cigar! Or +1 Luck Point at least ^v^
Cthonian + Onyx = Cthonyx
Well, at least we insta-won the fight against team rocket... and we'll probably never see them in the game ever again XD
I think you killed them :P
Oh, definitely, Onyx ate them.
*Looks at Onyx's moves.
Oh shit. Umm, guys, one of Onyx's moves is *Dig*...
I'm REALLY hoping that he's not preparing to do what I think he's preparing to do...
I'm staying on Scyther. XD
Heh, thinking about it, Brock is going to sound like he's mimicking a chicken when he tries to talk now. Just endlessly repeating his name...
I'm gone for 1 weekend and all hell breaks loose... ^^
So, everyone is taking off then? And in what direction?
We're still split aren't we?
The coast is still where I want to go though.
Update Under way - - - (Brock was right. Mwuhahahaha!)
I kinda figured that would happen with you being the GM and all^^
(Any way for Brock to take onyx back into the pokéball and hand him in to the professor?)
Being that his Pokeball is somewhere in the hole - and the sight of him is so overly terrifying - and that he went back out of sight - and that it is not really included as an option in the overall plot...
No. Pretty much zero chance. XD
Throw the pokeball into the hole. With no other path to take, it will eventually catch up to the onyx, and capture it!
No possible way it can't work!
It's big - you might want to throw ALL you pokeballs in the hole, just to be sure!
(go ahead, I'll wait.) ^v^
Incidentally, I believe Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny already know (from their PC Sheet Notes) that PokeThulu creatures Do Not Stay in their Pokeballs (for long)...
Since I am tired of the stalemate - Officer Jenny has just rode off without anyone (as far as she knows).
Since Brock had already established that he was (the only one) headed to the motorcycle, he is actually in it with Officer Jenny (plus she's naked (undies), need I say more).
There are now two segments in-game. Please post in the appropriate one.
Pikachu can choose which one, due to having a bird's eye view of the entire scene.
(Congratulations, you have just split the party) Dun Dun DUN!!! >.<
Can I join now?
Just a little late haha!
(And she's in her black silk bra and panties) ^v^
This can only end well.
Berka, can Brock get Geodude out of his Pokéball and keep him there, prepared for a fight?
If you must...
And then... He turns in Geodulu.
I'll wait till tomorrow to update - but it looks like the Team will be able to get back together - as Officer Jenny and Brock will be slowed down tracking and will eventually encounter something that will make them stop or turn around (maybe *innocent whistling) - - - ^v^
Plus Pikachu can see both groups from up in the air anyway...
No one understanding you is fun XD
Updates posted for each group.
I especially had fun writing that one up for Brock haha! (Don't forget to play up that Lecherous flaw!) XD
OH BTW - Brock can in fact write normally - only his speech is effected by the PokeSpeak...
Damn Drakilian! XD
Bow Chika Wow Wow!
*Scene fades to black haha!
... Whoa. XD
And a appopiate anime response!
The Team will catch up with Officer Jenny and (the now lumpy-headed) Brock in a short while - I'll post that reunion update tomorrow morning. XD
Update posted - everyone is all together again. :)
Haha, I Almost want to have Ash attempt to strangle Pikachu out of annoyance XD
Pikachu is practically evil, possibly insane. XD
Hello? Is this game on? Sure has slowed to the point of being on death's door...
Has everyone but Aman and Tans suddenly gotten too busy? I know that may well be the case with Aeon...
Drak is busy with schoolwork plus Mages.
Aeon is having typical life issues I believe.
No idea about Killa. Daedalus is probably drunk again though.
And Aman and I are alive, no school due to a snowstorm :D
Started the side quests yesterday, running multiple combat scenes is a bitch
That subtle racism Berka, lol.
I was sick yesterday so I didn't do much beyond check what had happened.
We need Drak to do the post to tell us to turn around though. So far as I'm aware none of us noticed the tracks splitting up.
Anyone know what's up with D?
Hope he's OK.
Yeah sorry, it's been valentines day so i've been a tad to busy to check in and post, i will post like normal starting to tomorrow.
We heading to the coast tomorrow I take it?
Continuing this elsewhere...