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What Could Have Been; Feel free to share your abandoned ideas
Topic Started: Mar 24 2011, 09:49 AM (7,616 Views)
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I keep thinking that I've posted here before. Few of mine:

Baxter and Hansel have opposite arcs: This was my initial, very first plan when I created Brandon, other than having two characters to represent different aspects of myself in various ways. I wanted Hansel to be a villain, but a sympathetic one, one that people could look at and go "Huh, poor fella" on some level, where Baxter would go full hero mode but be a constant jackass fuckwit about it. The idea was that a murderer could still be someone you could root for and a black-and-white good-guy could still be someone you loathed.

I mostly blame Rugga for that idea, seeing as it was after reading Ethan in full that I went to work on Baxter, and that was where the idea stood.

Brandon vs. Cody: This is an idea that I didn't even run by Ricky, because Mimi and I started to chat and realized we were soul-mates. Essentially, I was going to have Baxter hang with Cody (and TBH's Mike, too) and basically be a thorn in Cody's side. Anything Cody'd suggest, Baxter would antagonize, just to get that conflicting Alpha-male story that I rarely see in these kinds of things. While I'd still love to see a competing alpha male storyline, I will never regret what Mimi and Summer brought into my life with the arc that we got to play out, and it remains one of the best things I've written.

Baxter crashes multiple threads: I joked about this in chat a bunch, but I seriously wanted to pull a Han and run through three different scenes on the island, tying them all somewhat chronologically together. Horrible idea. Do not do this.

Dogtown: This was an idea that is still fresh in my mind, and I might enact it for TV-V2 or something. I wanted to take what Kilmarnock did with Bloodgarden - that is, a long thread involving multiple characters and arcs - but flip it so that it was 'heroic' rather than villainous.
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Eeeeh, fuck it, hopping on this bandwagon.

Venice - Bodyguard: Pretty self-explanatory, being that it just involved her protecting her friends by any means whatever needed doing. It mostly involved hitting people with chairs and stools for some reason. I thought it'd be kinda lame if she just felt sad about all her friends dying around her and then not do anything about it, so this was probably the closet thing to happening if she lived longer.

Venice - Player Hunter: Kinda related to the above, I only teased around this for a bit before realizing she'd have to leave people behind to truly be successful and being alone suuuuuuuucks. Didn't really bother with this one too much, since I couldn't really see it being all that successful.

Venice - Escapee/Survivor: I always thought escapes were a neat idea, so knowing only one could make it out on an escape boat, I had to really consider which one would be more likely to benefit from it. If it had all come down to it, I probably would've picked Venice, since I think it would have fit much better. I think she would have come out the one who could maintain and be stable out of my two kids, and I figured a happier ending is a good one for these type of things. I was also thinking she'd be a day care worker or a school nurse when she started working.

Venice - Death by intentionally head-butting her axe: Yep. Man, I really appreciate those of you who sent me death ideas, I truly do.
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Well I was going to make a hipster egotist bassist who was going to be a cowardly player and hit and run people before they had a chance to defend themselves but then his sister got banned for catfishing and i don't know about you but that totally killed it for me.
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I'll do one of my characters from V2 and V3 because I'm a grizzled veteran of this site:

V2 - Rob Adams:

Rob was originally supposed to die from the first person he encountered, but after my experiment with Steven Smith was sucking majorly, I decided to keep Rob going. He was going to be an extremely cowardly person who cracked under the pressure to the point of paranoia. He was going to shoot his gun at random things along his way, before finally encountering a killer. When he tried to shoot them, the gun was going to be empty from his paranoia shooting leaving him open to get blown apart.

After deciding to keep him and linking him up with Matt, Rob was originally going to be the one who got laid and killed, but we (baby_g and I) decided to have Matt be the one to take on that personality as it was in line with the RL person Matt was based on.


V3 - Steve Digaetano

Everyone pretty much knows what my original plan with Riz was, so I'll talk about what I wanted to do with Steve. There was a brief plan to get the football team together and have them run a rampage through the island and be a power team. That was scrapped when the game went live. We were going to give it a couple threads before everyone met up, but the threads the football guys found themselves in were pretty awesome and the handlers liked the paths, so we kept them apart (for the most part).

Once the decision was made to keep them from being a villainous power team, I had Steve bail on Courtney (honestly due to the handler wanting her dead) and going on his own path.

Oh, Steve was also supposed to be part of the escape plan. He was going to stumble upon the area where the collars were being removed and find out what the plan was. He was going act as one of the leaders, before realizing that he couldn't leave Gabe behind. Steve was going to get his collar off and head back on to the island to get Gabe. Then in classic TV fashion, he was going to find Gabe (and whoever was with him at that point in time) and get them back to the escape area. It was going to be here that they were going to realize that all the fighting had started and Gabe was going to die. Steve was going to end up getting left behind with no collar on and return to the game collarless and play it out from there. This was nixed at the last minute when it was decided to keep everything ridiculously private for the escape.

Now, I really liked Steve to the point where looking back on it, I would have liked to win it with him more than with Riz. My only worry with Steve would have been how he would have handled a final four with only one villain in Lenny. I don't know what we would have done if it came down to Trish vs Lulu vs Steve. Trish and Steve were about equally armed, but it would have been a case of who fired first.
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Everyone pretty much knows what my original plan with Riz was
Actually, I'm drawing a blank and would be really interested if you're up for sharing!
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Ditto that! :)

Constructive criticism is always welcome! Feel free to send me a PM if you have any pointers or feedback you'd like to share!

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Well then, there were a couple main ideas with Riz.

Rizzle Idea #1: "HHH he is not."

Riz decides to play the game. This was going to be a similar path to how he was played, but this idea would have made him much more methodical, and way less over the top. Real life Riz is a very very street smart person. I wanted to originally portray JR as the villain version of RL Riz, which would be an extremely cerebral approach. The type of villain, similar in a way to what we saw with Aaron, where he talks other people into doing the dirty work. He plants the seeds of doubt. Rarely gets his hands dirty. That type of villain. What I found though in doing some practice writes was at the time, my writing wasn't very strong (still don't think it is), and I was having an insanely difficult time finding a balance to the cerebral approach that didn't make Riz seem completely and utterly cookie cutter. So the cerebral assassin idea was out, much to the sadness of myself.

Rizzle Idea #2: "Minor Adjustments"

This was the one I was the closest to going with, and damn near switched to this when Riz got the cut above his eye. This was going to be the same story as he had. Decide to play, fail at getting some kills for a while, then once he gets his first, ramp up the violence. Once I knew that the cerebral approach wasn't going to work, I decided to take an ultra-violence approach for a couple reasons. 1) I knew that RL Riz would be humour-pissed that I chose to make him a looney. 2) Ultra-violence can be entertaining in this type of format and I wanted to see if I could pull it off in an entertaining way, and maybe induce some cringes (tire iron finger breaking folks). 3) I knew that to take an ultra-violent killer approach, I would need to earn people's respect with my character. You can't have a super killer in these games be it villain, hero, anti-hero, etc. without people letting you kill their characters. To take an ultra-violent approach and make it work, I'd need other writers to WANT Riz to kill their character. (Btw: I appreciate all those who did let me kill their characters. Riz's eventual story and win wouldn't be possible with you guys). So anyways, Riz was going to racking up the kills, moving up the most-dangerous list, until his fight with Velvet. When she caused his eye cut, that was going to my way out of writing Riz.

My plan was going to have Riz keep going for a while yet. Then, when he and Eddie fought, he would have collapsed a few times. I would have been including subtle hints in the posts leading up to the fight that Riz was suffering from Sepsis from the cut above his eye. This finally would have taken its toll from the pure exhaustion of the Eddie battle, and after finally collapsing and not moving, it would have allowed Eddie to absolutely destroy him. I'm talking like Jerred would have written such a beating as it would have been every ounce of that beautifully written frustration that Eddie had going. The only thing that actually stopped this from happening was Jerred actually PMing me and saying, "I don't want to write an Endgame. I like Riz and Steve enough that I'd rather you try to win with one of them. Let's just rock the hell out of this scene." I'd like to think we did that justice.

So yeah, Riz not being finally crippled by sepsis and being savagely beaten to death is thanks to Jerred liking my characters enough to sacrifice one of the (in my opinion) Top 5 Characters of V3 and Top 10 Characters in SOTF.

Rizzle Plan #3: "Dan is an awful, awful friend."

Kyle Rizea in V2 was supposed to be my interpretation of I thought RL Riz (real name is Kyle) would act in a Battle Royale/SOTF situation. It was going to be my roleplaying him exactly as I saw him and could see him acting. Instead, he was one-threaded in a humourous scene with the wonderful Bryan Calvert.

I came very close at one point before I began Riz in V3 to doing that again, just to be a dick to my RL best friend. I knew that RL Riz read SOTF and enjoyed it, but he had always ragged on me for how "he" was killed in V2. I was actually going to have Harry Tsai kill him to keep with the theme of Cyco writing the character who kills Riz.


There you go, those were the Rizzle Plans in all their glory.
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Well I don't really have much to add for each of my individual characters, so I'll just lump all of my ideas into one list.


  • My original third character was going to be the cheery, laid-back and quite lazy Felipe Ellison. Then for some reason I forget I dropped him, putting Natalia in his place as my last V5 kid.
  • Natalia was originally going to die first, being the tertiary character to Jason's secondary and Veronica's primary/"flagship". However, on a whim I put Jason in her place as the one to die off the bat. Violent-Medic took note of this, and then his death was planned out.
  • Jason was originally going to be yelling at some cameras or something when he startled Joe, who would've shot him in the back. However, this changed to a struggle with Finn and then location changed to the hospital (I expected it to be in the Woodlands, but oh well).
  • Before V5, I had the idea of the tertiary character dying first, secondary character dying around midgame and taking the last one as far as I could until they were rolled. But then I goofed up and Natalia went inactive, so that plan was scrapped.
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Oooh, oooh, oooh. I really want to play this game. Since I've only had one character in v5 proper (well, if you count my recent adoption of Ben, two), it's obvious who I'm going to write about.

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So yeah, I think if we ever do another round of Second Chances, I'd seriously consider bringing her back. I'd love to revisit some of those concepts.
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There was this guy called David and there were some ditched plans, as it turns out.

David joins the Cult of Gavin
Prior to the start of the game, Ravenstar approached me and asked me whether I would like to join his little project with David. I actually agreed, and was given access to the GoogleDocument. Then the first rolls happened and dead people suck at actually getting stuff done.

To be fair, his addition would not have changed all too much, except that Lauren would have died sooner and that my name would forever be tainted.

David falls of somewhere high, survives
But breaks his legs and thus cannot move. Frankly though, I just cared about shoving him from somewhere high.

David gets seperated from his friends, through death in the best case scenario
Cue "Crazy Dave Mode". He'd be turned into a mental wreck, searching the island for anything that would substitute as a friend - even stones and other lifeless objects - while repeating the mantra "Lonely... lonely... lonely... Where is my [INSERT FRIEND'S NAME HERE]"

David meets Maximiliam Sawyer
There was some backstory regarding the prom that TBH, Psychedelic and I developed. Eventually, I would have liked Max and David to meet up so that the latter can get angry at the former for stealing his prom date. Priorities.
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R.J. - Master of Disguise: I had an odd idea is that I would play up on R.J.'s androgynous looks and have him go cross-dressing and trying to pretend he was someone else after he killed Lauren. Some time after, I stopped being high.

R.J. - The Ugly One: Me, DocBalance, and dmboogeh made a pact to where, in a situation where all three of our boys (R.J., Garrett, Micheal) were all rolled, we'd go out in a traditional Mexican standoff with each other, taking the name of the final film in the Dollars Trilogy - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. R.J. is Tuco in this scenario.

R.J. - Door to Door Warrant Salesman: I was really on board for R.J. being part of the Hanley plan had it ever gone through.

R.J. - Token Scapegoat: There's bits and pieces that I left around where R.J. set himself up pretending to be a villain (this is probably most evident with his interactions with Joe) to play up the whole inflicting suffering upon him instead of others deal. Basically, he was going to intentionally set himself up with all the blame. This is something I never quite figured out how to articulate properly and am still thinking about till now on how to turn this into a longer story, but I dashed it when it was safe to before I got myself into something along the lines of a trainwreck.
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Extraordinary Delusions Aileen would devolve into a mess of a person that lived in a different world all together. One of the ideas was to have her believe to be in a video game, or that she was in Disneyland. My idea would be to transpose all the island actions to fit her delusions somehow.

Multiple Injuries She'd receive a lot of injuries during her stay on the island, turning a relatively decent looking woman into a messed bunch of dirt, bandages, blood and godknowswhat. She'd lose limp and eye only to get killed by a disease, as the frequent doses adrenaline surpressed her immune system too much.

Seattle Chainsaw Massacre At some point, I would have loved to have Aileen rampage with a chainsaw if it were possible. Just so I could.

Nude scene somewhere, someone enters the area Similar to the Scene between Mara and Zubin, but perhaps with a more intentional comedic value.

Aileen goes extremist survival-style player This was depending on whether Jessica got rolled or not when we were in Today I'm Dirty. Not a lot of pondering went into this one, just looking out for a possible direction.

Aileen spits in Travis' face Alternate last act, didn't fit with the flow, thus was scrapped.
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Since Rosemary has been eliminated, guess I should share the menagerie of ideas that never came to fruition while she was alive. ^^

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The Ophelia: Rosemary breaking down from day one, and pretty much becoming a sniveling mess or a bit touched in the head until she was killed off or rolled. Had no experience with writing insane characters so decided quickly didn't want her to go down this path.

The mad woman in the attic named Bertha: This is tied to Paris, though never brought it up to Ruggahissy. Basically Paris and Rosemary meet early and team up, with her developing into something like his executioner and romanticizing their relationship. Again: can't do crazy, so idea was chucked.

I'm not cool playing Second Banana: If Garrett stayed in the group, considering how she took leadership in later threads I would've expected her and Garrett not to agree, and be an opposing force to his plans in some cases. But then Garrett left the thread without everyone so that plan was gone. XD

I came in like a Wrecking Ball: Rosemary I wanted to develop some sort of feelings for Garrett Wilde that might have led to friction between her and Mirabella later on if they met up. Never shared this with Doc or Sansa so here you go. ^^

Burn the witch!:
If Garrett, Matt, and Bella caught Rosemary, then have her go through a twisted trial. One that would end with her being or almost thrown into a danger zone for what she did to Joey.

Rosemary's Baby 2012: Joachim and Rosemary succeed in having sex and if she won would show her becoming pregnant. Then Doc adopted Joachim from Bikriki and he didn't see Joachim able to do... the do IC and we decided against it. *Insert jokes here*

The Company of Wolves:
Rosemary would join Paris and Joachim's group until rolls or tensions between the three drove them apart. I wish I stuck to this plan instead of having her run off after Schwarze Rosen, but didn't see any alternatives at the time.

This feels like Incest when it shouldn't: Wacky, wacky scene I thought up where Paris tries to manipulate Rosemary and kisses her, but all she can think about is the time they pretended to be brother and sister and is freaking out. Bonus points if Aileen showed up and saw them kissing.

Having a talk with your dead brother and friends while drugged up on Aspirin:
Was going to have Rosemary hallucinate and meet with her friends in a dream sequence while Timothy watched. Then rolls came. Now that I think about it, could've put it in Retrograde, but oh well.

Bang: Wanted to have a showdown of some sort between Rosemary and Katarina when they got rolled at the same time. Plan didn't happen since Katarina got saved and here we are.

Eye Scream: If Rosemary had won, wanted her to attack Tracen Danya and damage one of his eyes. Preferably with a rolled up pamphlet.

Joyride:
Rosemary somehow hotwire a car or bus and find another way to remove the collars, then set out on a road trip across the island trying to destroy as many collars as she could.

Nothing but Ashes: Rosemary decides to give Joey, Becca, and every body in Southern Town a Viking funeral. Was afraid she would be killed instantly so refrained from doing this.

No ones Home:
If she won Rosemary dropped off at her house, but nobody is there to answer since both her mother and father aren't there.



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