wweist wrote:Anyhoo, I like the card concept, I just object to the Trek reference chosen. However, The Guardian commented that this one best fit the "kill" aspect of the card concept. Please set my mind at ease and expound on your thoughts...
The Guardian wrote:
The next three are about consuming things. I like them. (Although, I sort of wish I would have thought about Spock and his Marshmelons. "I know we consume them! I mean after that!" - Dr. McCoy)
Story Idea #3
Riker being "Consumed" by Armus.
This is nice.
Story Idea #8
Deanna Troi being served up as cake ("with mint frosting").
Also a nice idea.
Story Idea #10
Data in 10 forward after his emotion chip is activated.
I hate this! More, please!
I think I will vote for one of these. #3 seems to fit the kill the best.
First, I was writing fast to try and influence the voting in my favorite direction. (I should apologize for that blatant posturing, but Charlie said to be democratic, so I started a campaign.) Anyway, to expound on the comments I made, I do believe that Riker being dragged into the Armus tar was the best idea for three reasons. First, it had a measure of being Consumed, swallowed by evil. Second, it had the possibility of death (if you have a problem with the skill-based target, Armus chose Riker for a reason; plus, he seemed to respond to each crew member as a stereotype: robot, warrior, chief, assistant; generalities all). And finally, bad stuff was happening to Riker. The other two were also good suggestions, but not necessarily as dramatic. Eating Troi cake is obviously related to Consume and the stakes were (if I remember correctly) a parasitic death. Data drinking something he hated also seemed to work with the Consume concept easily enough, and while life and limb were not on the line, we would all hate to have a personnel be killed. I think it was the weakest suggestion of the three, based on the killing text on the dilemma, but I like the picture I have in my mind of Data cringing and the lore (forgive me if the quotes aren't exact; I am working off of memory):
"Yes! I hate this! It is revolting!"
Also, while I (strangely enough of all people) am not for repeating 1E gameplay in 2E, the image of Armus with a powerful kill harkens back to the very first set of 1E and I do dig throwbacks and inside jokes.