OP has no idea what he's doing EditionOld thread, maybe? >>50159577Hold up, this don't match the plans on file...
>>50184198>The OPs made in the apartment complex are invariably shitty and don't explain that the Thread is for shooting out ideas for a creepy/comfy apartment complex in a very loose canon.>Its like those Shitty Spaceships threads but for a 2spooky apartment complex
>one day the apartment is full of balloons. They each play an old memory on their surface, things from your life. Poppingthem does no harm, but those that float out a window or get trashed when they deflate are lost from your mind, possibly forever.
Here's the photo we've used as the exterior basis for the thread. I noticed that the open-air shop on the left is actually on the second floor, and perhaps on top of another shop. Since the Chinese Takeout doesn't need that much space and is canonically on the first floor, is this an open-air bar on top of the bodega or video store?
>>50184522Probably the break room for tenants with the coffee machine? Seems like a good place for an open air area.
>>50184522Christ that looks comfy. In a shitty way.
>>50184557So, that's the Lobby/Common Room? I'm down with that. Odd that they'd use a damask wallpaper on the wall when it's an open-air area. Perhaps the Lobby wasn't always open air? Something happened there...
>The apartment actually has a few resident wizards, warlocks, druids, shamans, witches, sorcerers, enchanters, seers, soothesayers, magi, elementalists and conjurers in the building, pretty much all of them living on floors that you're pretty sure are made up. Such as Floor 10 3/4>Since you don't really see what floors they live on you don't really see them all to much, unless they're doing battle or studying with the Cult of The Washingroom, but you can hear their raves in the early hours of the night, but ONLY in your bedroom
>The hot water button on the water purifier in the break room dispenses plain soda water instead. If you want hot water for tea you have to get it from the 2broken" ice machine down in the lobby.
i want more about the effect the apatments have on you the longer you live on them and the more you become a part of the comunity>after living long enough there you yourself become slightly weird>sudden noises or suprises no longer startle you>your friends insist you no longer blink as often as you used to>you find it natural to be in dark places, people wonder why you dont bother to turn the lights on>bugs tend to cluster around you, someday while visiting your sister will freak out becuase there is a giant ass spider crawling in your shoulder, you turn your head and there it is old berta, you grab a fly from the wall near you and feed it to her. you sister doesnt visit you as often any more
>>50184661These people are willing to share their power and knowledge with you, but for a cost. You cover their rent for the month.Remember, rent is the first of the month, or a task for the community. This means you might have to undertake TWO side-quests for a month.
>>50184661Sounds only in bedroom probably means that parties actually orgies. Cos you know. Magickal symbolism.
>There are almost no children living in the building. Sure, they show up, but few of them ever go into a room to sleep, and it seems like no family there ever really has children.>Either they're expecting forever and ever, they move somewhere else to give birth, or the child seems to have grown up over the course of a single night. The parents don't seem to have aged a day.>There is one man whose room is regularly home to children. If you see a child in the building, chances are that they'll run up to the man who lives on the floor with no number.>For all you can find out, he's childless and has never had a child, being a kind but nervous balding man in his fifties with a penchant for coffee with a splash of rum, cheap cigarillos and tweed suits.>His apartment is filled with drawings of children - not children's drawings, clean and skilled drawings of children, each one of them unique.>If you stay with him on Father's Day past midnight, he'll get drunk and talk about "the forbiddance" and the metaphysics of souls for hours, nothing of which is truly clear.>And once in a while, if you drink with him enough, you'll hear the pattering of tiny feet outside his door, he'll stand to his feet and open the door, but nothing but a putrid smell comes in. He seems to like it this way, though.
>>50184742Man in Fancy Suit shows up every three months, and has a birthmark of the lobby damask on him.Father's Day Father gets visited by an apparition of his on on Father's Day.Father's Day is in June, the sixth month of the year, and a multiple of three.Father's Day Father is the father of the boy who became the Man in the Fancy Suit...
>>50184721Old shaman give you piece of cactus and order to chew it. After few hours of terrible aftertaste and night of horrible hallucination he said you are not the chosen one. Few redhair witches misteriously smile when you left shamans room. You hear outburst of laughter when ou go around corner. Later you find QR-code message in the lobby. Its a link to a video where youre drugged and all witches and wizards filming you on their phones. You scream amd cry. They laugh.
>>50184873Hallucinations comes back as dreams as long as you live. Each time you remember them they seem more and more beatifull. At one point you realise it was heaven all along, but you were to blind and to stupid to realise this in time. It becomes psychological scar, you want see more of heaven but you cant. Shaman died. You had one chance and you failed.
>>50182964Huh. I had no idea.
>>50184959That just makes the name better to be honest
>there is a mummified human hand living in your cupboard, it is prone to wander around your apartment and mess accidentally things up if you leave the door unlocked>it is surprisingly good at filling out tax forms though and will automatically do so if placed near one
>>50184742>>50184799>Then again this more often than not just you putting the supernatural were it doesn't belong (as is the case with more phenomena in the complex than you would think).>The complex, being kind of a shithole, isn't the place a family would would settle down or spring from.>That's not to say that their isn't children, in fact Greg and Linda, the Werewolves down in 5C have a pretty sizable litter, and so do the Molemen in the walls and several members of the Cult of the Washingroom
>>50184522There's no canon, don't pretend anything is canonical.
>>50185160There's a hard and a soft canon if you want my opinion.>Hard Canon: the oriental feel of The Apartment, the shops (Icky's Chophouse and The Bodega) the landlady, the dead girl across the hall, The Man in The Fancy Suit, the courtyard/s, the labyrinthine basement, and the generally helpful attitude of the tenants and The Apartment. >Soft Canon: The interior of The Apartment (and the exterior to some extent, what with all the roofs and the multitudinous entrances and exits of The Aprtment) defies any logical ordering, layout, or number of floors; this allows there to be more tenants than you'd ever think there would be room for.My opinion is probably shit though just have fun and make up interesting and cozy spooky things.
>>50184522Judging from the lack of a railing and the way the light falls, it looks more like an indoor lobby with full-sized windows.Which makes sense: why would anyone want an open-air lobby in a bad neighborhood full of air pollution and noise?
>Many of the residents seemingly come from the future, decked in far out gear and slinging some wild street talk>Some of those jacks jab about their biz, runnin'. Good work, but sometimes you gotta rub elbows with collars and wage slaves, but hey, a check's a check, chummer.>These punks like to knuckle up the Wizards, and anybody else that likes to crash their joints and whine about their beats
>>50185794>oddly, the crime, noise and pollution tend not to be an issue, at least those from outside.>this also infuriates local paranormal investigators, who are constantly thwarted by the nature of the Building from learning anything about the nature of the Building.
Locations (mine semi head canon)The Building or Apartments. Main source of weirdness in the neighborhood. Seemingly shitty, yet homely and comfy. Some saying have a soul in it. The Condo. A high-rise of highly successful businesses and apartments. Reeks of class, big money and hard earned success. Yet it's cold, efficient and sucking away your very own soul from you. Modern "art" and clean, minimalistic looks of apartments and offices doesn't help either. In fact, it make you worn out even faster. You must wear a suit all the time. But don't worry, you'll get used to it. Everyone does. Co-op. It used to be a heart of the Community. Now it's dead and on it's rotting corpse rising a new life, like maggots and other scavengers. There is nothing left in this ruins but a misery. Housing Projects. They are shitty as Apartments and soulless as Condo, but doesn't have a money and power they have. They already killed Co-op, and they are waiting for a sign of weakness to strike down another victim and devour it. They are numerous and faceless as their tenants.
>One day as you are walking home, some thugs start following you>You try to ignore them, but they keep taiing you>Seeing the apartment doors nearing, you run for it>They follow you inside>You run down the hall and take a left>They also run down the hall, turn left, and look confused.>They don't see the hall you took, just a wall>They try to turn back, but see only another wall>Panicking, they bang on the walls, until one wall turns into an open door that leads to an alleyway>In Ukraine
>>50185358Dead Girl isn't across the hall, she's next door. She couldn't be the girl next door otherwise.
>>50186713Why is she locked up? I thought she was supposed to be niceIs there something out of her control about her that makes her dangerous
>>50186781Nice does not equal not dangerous, m8.
>>50186781>Is there something out of her control about her that makes her dangerousProbably, since she's supposed to readily admit that people are right to keep her door locked.
>>50186781Proabably.Everyone is adamant that the Girl should never be let out. Including, usually, herself.I think I remember something in the first thread about how if you look through the peephole, the room looks torn up, like something violent occurred.
>>50186681The Apartment cares for its tenants
>>50184198>Down by the boiler, there's a man you see, who avoids getting wet or steamed so carefully.>He possess such status, self-respect and ease, that you only can conclude that he is the ruler of the Queens navy>Your thoughts also turn to rhymes when you're near him
>The complex is no stranger to...exceptional tennants, the cyperpunks and wizard population being a notable example due to their frequent skirmishes out in the parking lot, often broken up by the intervention, and rifle, of the Vet>However there has been a recent uptake in Fishmen and Neanderthals after a rise of oil spills in the Atlantic and climate change thawing out the cavemen in Siberia
>>50188761>posters, bills, and advertsThat's a point. We could have some fun with those.
>>50188832I'd imagine that the building slowly absorbs things not put up by the tenants and they turn into mulch for the courtyard's plants
>One of your neighbors is a time-traveler.>A time-traveler that's VERY BAD at disguising the fact that he's a time-traveler.
>>50189585>His cover is blown the worst when both the Neanderthals, the Wizards, AND the future punks recognize him
>>50189626>The garbage disposal is just a fleshy maw with rows and rows of teeth>Turning it on makes it scream in pain
>the thing under your bed forgot a decimal point in an online order and now there's forty-five hundred pounds of crushed macadamia nuts in your apartment>the quiet, mousy kid down the hall is also a troll, specifically a huldra.>there's a pale, red eyed girl living in various paintings and photos around the Building, and she'd be very appreciative if you would help with her degree by putting textbooks near one and turning pages now and then.>the previous tenant left a very old 'first aid kit' in the apartment. It consists of a needle and thick, black waxed suture thread. The kit can close any wound painlessly, reattach limbs or graft on different limbs and organs. The sutures remain forever.>a few of the Vets have a cook out once a month, and each prepares some sort of meal from The War. Favorite meals, things they wished they could eat, 'food' that kept them from starving, things like that. You're always welcome to attend, just bring a few beers because they always forget somehow.
>Your neighbor jack sure is a swell guy>His name's not actually jack, and you're not really sure if he's your neighbor>You actually can't remember anything about him, not even his face or whether he's actually a he>It seems to start fading from your mind whenever you're not directly looking at him>But somehow you're sure that he's a swell guy and always there when you need him>What were you thinking about again?
What IS 'the only war that matters' in this urban unrest cosmology? What did the Vets fight, and why?
>>50189863The last war of course. Which one depends on certain vet I guess.
>>50189626>>50189585I see The Doctor has finally taken up residence in The Apartment>>50189641I don't know what the fucks going on here though
>>50189863You still fight their war on the first of every monthYou fight it once every three months when you see a SuitIt was every war, the Vets are congregate memories and ideals of countless soldiers over the centuriesSuper Hitler
I thought there was only one Vet? A sort of "Unknown Soldier" type deal.
>>50189863There has been some posts that suggest that the Building is the battleground for a war, which is why rent is the first of the month. During that day, those that pay with the day are fighting in the war. As you become more accustomed to the urban unease, you may begin to remember.How do I come out of each battle relatively unscathed and rather rested, you ask? There's a bunch of wizards, druids, shamans, elementalists, exorcists, priests, cultists, arcanists, ghosts, golems, mad scientists, living paintings, transmogrified criminal animals, a Schroeder's cat-as-a-girl, and an apartment building with a will of its own and the means to bend reality. I don't gotta 'splain nothin'.
>>50189987There is no canonFirst there was old man Kowallski, who got messed up in the WarThen there were various vets talking about 'the War' but with no details and what they said tended to be impossibleThen there was a sort of aggregate action hero Vet
>There is a Vet on the second floor, not to be confused with the former soldier (?) on the fifth floor>No this lady is actually an animal (?) veterinarian. She can bring ole Fido back from the dead in a most Monkey Paw esque manner>In a bind she'll work on human/oids, but be prepared to help her out with some grusome task or other sometime dowm the line
>On the 12th floor there's a legal aide office, rented out by a very good lawyer, Roger Chapman3000, a KenkoCorp. AutoDroid(tm)>He'll offer free legal advice, consultations, remediation, and legal counsel in exchange for stray dogs. >There are no dogs in his office
>>50184198I think this was the old, old thread>>50129254 and that's just the old threadpersonally I like this pic better but well "arguing about the shape of the shapeless"
>>50190095Well of course there are no dogs, he finds them all loving homesSometimes they die during the wait but that's okay because everything has a purpose
>>50189914That's no guarantee.Anyone save those posts from a couple years back with the anon who worked in the US Capitol building and encountered a homeless veteran living in the underground tunnels? The "did we win the war" posts?
>>50190163> worked in the US Capitol building and encountered a homeless veteran living in the underground tunnels?What in the fuck? I need to know more.
>>50190163I know what you're talking about
>>50190026>>50190009>The Vets are the ones who have been in the Building and fought in the war for long enough to remember what happened.>The Only War That Matters is secretly a war fought at the end of time and space against something that has nothing to do with what's going on here on Earth, but will destroy all of existence if it ever wins>The war can't ever be decisively won, only fought>If we don't keep fighting, we'll lose for sure
>>50189815>>there's a pale, red eyed girl living in various paintings and photos around the Building, and she'd be very appreciative if you would help with her degree by putting textbooks near one and turning pages now and then.I really like this
>>50190231The Suits are technically on your side in this war, but their methods are terrifyingly different from those chosen by the Building.
>>50190236Perhaps you can get permission from the landlady to paint a diorama around a whole room somewhere for her. Just remember, there are certain standards to make art 'inhabitable'
>>50190313The Building's entire initial purpose was to be a recruiter for this war. It takes care of its tenants because any harm coming on experienced recruits while away from this vast cosmological battlefield would be counterproductive to the purpose of fighting The Only War That Matters.It still does that recruiting thing, but ultimately, it's trying to settle into its role as a home for the weird here on Earth. The Suits want it back in the game full-time.
>Strangely enough, the outside seen from the stairwell windows changes according to which floor you're on>From the eighth floor the outside world is always covered in snow and hidden by a heavy blizzard>The fifth floor is a european castle-town from what seems to be a clock tower vantage point of view>The tenth floor is always pitch black. You'd look closer but something tells you it's best not to>The windows are always rusted shut, no matter how hard you push they never budge even a millimeter >The apartment doesn't have windows on the stairwell, though, at least not when viewd from the outside
>sometimes a strange half-naked man wanders around the building, he's about seven feet tall, incredibly hairy and speaks with a weird accent that sounds like a mixture of Greek and Canadian.>If you've got a problem he'll always offer to help sort it out if you go with him the next time he goes on a 'hunting trip'. >Few take him up on his offer, fewer still come back from these trips
>>50190347Putting said diorama in the courtyard would be amazing. I really like painting girl. Dead Girl is still true waifu.>>50190349 Have you ever read Cold Days by Jim Butcher? There's a scene that depicts the war against the Outsiders by the Fae and their agents, and this gives me that vibe.
>>50190441I have, actually, but I didn't get the vibe until you post just now. You're absolutely right, it sounds like Dresden Files.Not that that's a bad thing.
>>50190441Maybe also paint a cube or cylinder, so it can be moved about easily and she has a 360° view around. I think painting girl works best as daughteru
There's a guy that does the windows once a month
Posting to save the thread for myself.>Every 4th of July the Apartment's residents have a barbecue/cookout. You have no idea what half this stuff is but it's delicious.Never any fireworks, though. Come to think of it, you haven't heard a firework go off since you started living here.
>>50184198Next time remember to carry over the thread description. (If the last few threads have abandoned it then go to one of the 3rd party 4chan archiving sites to look up the old ones to inform how you make a new one) There, now you know.
>>50190349Fuck off with this, the apartment complex is an apartment complex. Albeit one that is home to several nexuses of bullshit and disobeys all known and uknown laws of physics and magic.Take this 2deep4u deepest lore somewhere else
>>50190884Agree, I don't want this turning into anything other than an apartment complex that happens to house a lot of unnerving but strangely comfy phenomena.No offense intended to anyone who wants galactic war recruiters, but it feels like a huge tangent compared to what most of the thread is talking about.
I gues its better to have mystery about what building, Men and other thing actually is. Your pc are regular humans and they dont actually have to go deep down into the Truth to fight BBEG to save fucking universe. Lets it just be strange thing you encounter at home The Game, you dont have to turn this into Mage The Apartament.
>>50190884Kinda agree, kinda don't. The Only War shouldn't be the focus of the plot, so it being a recruiter AND battleground is kinda too much. This being one of many places where the battle is raged, just because it is a nexus of weird. That feels better. The story doesn't revolve around it, it is just one of the aspects of the place. The players can pursue this plotline if they wish, or they can follow completely different stories. Each of these stories interlace to form a complete tapestry of the Urban Unease setting.That should be a uniting theme in the narratives: Don't try to win. Don't try to understand it. This is not the focus, this is not the deepest truth, it is just one of a billion paths you can follow into your ultimate goal: Finding where you belong.
>>50190972> Mage the ApartmentOk I chuckled.
>>50190949Fair enough. It struck me as a good justification for all the weird shit. If there's one thing that I keep catching wiff of here, it's kind of a Fallen London, Sunless Sea vibe. There's weird shit going on and deeper truths to find, even if a lot of it is fairly normal day-to-day stuff in this locale. It's weird to the people just coming in, it gets comfy as time goes on but even when that happens, there's always gotta be something worse going on beneath the surface that some players or groups might take an interest in.Playing it up as JUST Comfy But Unnerving strikes me as a disservice to where the concept could go, but it's cool either way. I'm just brainstorming, that's all we're doing. Spitballing to see what sticks, no problems.>>50190884You, sir, can bite me.Anyways, new plot hooks.>There's a hole in your wall that wasn't there this morning. Looking inside, you can see a mirror. And you're fairly sure there's something moving in the background, behind your reflection.>Your homepage on your computer keeps getting redirected to some weird website about conspiracy theories. You reset it to the usual site, but every time you open another tab, it takes you back to that conspiracy site. There's a lot of pages on urban exploration there, including some addresses in your neighborhood. The Building is not among them.>Someone keeps jacking your coffee and replacing it with hot chocolate. You like hot chocolate, but seriously, what the fuck. You put it in the cabinet, then close the cabinet. Then there's hot chocolate where there was coffee. The brand isn't in any language you recognize. It tastes good, but you really want your fucking coffee.
>>50190236Could this also be the girl in the mirror and the Midnight Webcam? She sometimes just gets her jollies by creeping on you.>>50191272You don't need coffee grounds in your apartment because the only coffee maker in the building is the one in the lobby. It cannibalizes any other coffee machine brought in and gains new features. Gonna use instant coffee? Son, that's cute, have some hot chocolate. You're too young to drink with the big boys.But seriously, that coffee maker has to be nigh on its own Starbucks setup by now.
>>50184403>Everyone pops the balloons and throw them away because they're a massive mess
>>50191557>People accidentally only throw out the balloons that contain the memory of what the balloons do.
>>50191557I think that popped is okay, no matter what you do with them after. The memory is "free" of the balloon by then.Still, a weird opportunity to tamper with your own mind, if you realize in time. Would it still be you if you got rid of all you wished to forget?
>>50191040>>50191272Like the Men in the Suits the Only War That Matters should be kept to a side-story. One regular "Vet" with a couple buddy's he brings round every so often.If you need some kind of solid facts. The war has been fought to a standstill. Both sides drew back, so now the vet is trapped in limbo. Knowing that eventually he'll be called back to the front once conflict begins again.Also adding Painting Girl to the overall roster of known characters. I would say keep her secondary, like the pregnant lady/couple
Wow! The fifth floor seems to have a higher concentration of weird! I'm building a doc collecting all this (marking conflicts, but keeping both).The fifth floor has five entries, plus the Werewolves and the Vet live there. Oddly, we have an entry for the Six-and-a-Halfth Floor, but not the sixth or seventh, minus some tenants. We know those floors are there, and are easily accessible, but nothing seems to happen on 6 or 7.
>>50193086Getting onto those floors requires exceptional luck and an uncommon set of coincidences
>>50193107The elevator goes there, and so do the stairs... unless.Here's a link to the doc. I have commenting enabled for now. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y5cGnqK3HpGKC3QGGthS2kciUqCKb3QQbvu0lcvLOcM/
>the attic is accessable from the third roof, full of things lost or forgotten and watched over by tibetan batfolk>Medusa wears a mask and leads a survivor support group once a week>some walls have spots slightly larger than a door, made of old cinderblock and with plaques that read "This spot looks breakable..."
>if you just walk up stairs, you eventually get to the roof with the pigeon coop. If you walk the stairs to the 11th floor, then take five steps back down and walk the rest of the way up, you end on a roof without the coop, with ash falling from the sky and and burning ruins all around the building. >The BBQ pit on that roof always cooks meat to perfection, and it's kind of beautiful if you don't mind the ash. Just don't put anything that's not made of meat into the BBQ pit.
I almost want to imagine that the red-eyed girl in the paintings was created, in Pygmalion-fashion, by an elderly former tenant who was a painter that paid his rent in various pieces of art that still hang around the building. His apartment, which became the girl's apartment after he passed away, has a floor to ceiling mural covering every wall, allowing the painted girl to present the illusion of being able to interact with the world around her. As previously mentioned, she can also jump to any of her creator's paintings where they hang around the building, and is trying to earn a degree in art history.
>>50191272>Playing it up as JUST Comfy But Unnerving strikes me as a disserviceMaking it anything more would be a disservice.There is no canon. Stop trying to make one>There's always Wifi in the complex, problem is you can get to sites that seem to not be terrestrial in nature
>>50194382Does it not strike you that you're the one trying to make a canon out of it being low-key simply for it to be "cool and mysterious"?There is no canon.When there is no canon, there should be no one telling people what they're allowed to put in and what not, because that's canon.The building is a huge fount of possibilities, and everything or nothing in these threads could be true. In fact, that's the main fundament of this idea - that there's only a structure to things for long enough to confound you, and that multiple things can be true or present at once even if they should be mutually exclusive.You're the one acting like you just got elected for IRC admin. People dump what they want here, and other people take what they want. Your mini-modding only squelches good ideas and keeps people dependent on power-mongering namefags to decide what the project and its rules should be.
>>50194328Pretty nice history there.I was thinking an architectural degree myself, Painting Girl being enamored with the concept of 3D spaces and structures. Maybe she's smart and driven enough for a double major.Though being limited to her fathers works would make adding new paintings for her quite dificult.
>>50194519Nonsense, you just need to ask around, perhaps that tattoo artist with the clockwork hands and glass eyes?The dead girl might know more, or perhaps you can ask one of the dogs? the displacement, however temporary, of souls is something they would know
>>50194519Maybe that's why she's learning art history. To broaden her horizons and thus allow herself to manifest in a wider variety of paintings and forms of art.
>>50194519>It wasn't just her father's skill as an artist that brought her to life, but the magical painter's toolkit he possessed.>This magical toolkit was stolen on the night that the man died, perhaps by his killer, and has been missing ever since.>It becomes the PCs' job to discover the truth about what happened and track down those magical painter's tools.>Curiously, in their search the PCs begin to discover sad, anguished, graffiti around the building that appears strangely alive...
>There are some halls that seemingly have no gravity >There are some with a little too much gravity that seems to effect anything not on your immediate person>Sometimes the center of gravity isn't always...down
>>50194301>if you just walk up stairs, you eventually get to the roof with the pigeon coop. If you walk the stairs to the 11th floor, then take five steps back down and walk the rest of the way up, you end on a roof without the coop, with ash falling from the sky and and burning ruins all around the building. Well shit, looks like the move silent hill version
There's a door on floor seven with no handle or peephole. Tenants have been trying to pull the door open for years to see what's inside, but even the strongest men can't get the door to budge.It's actually a push door.
>>50195421Why would people try to pull a door with no handle? The natural thing to do in that situation is push it.
>>50189626>>50189641We tried to call for a dentist several times but for some reason the line always goes dead halfway through the call.Must be something wrong in his phone, since he asks the caller to repeat himself a lot.> I'm sorry, you want me to take a look at what?> I'm sorry, how many teeth?> Why are you calling me again?I guess the problem's getting worse. I tried to call him just now twice and the line went dead right at the beginning. I barely managed to say the address.
>>50195579that's the unnerving part, people who are close to the door never think to push despite it being so obvious. Afterwards they'll chide themselves for lacking common sense and go back to try again, but the moment they're close to the door they just keep pulling.
>>50194735>>50194737>>50194828All good ideas, I just think that 'artist makes art living in art and studies art so can art into art' is a bit much.And yet I have this idea about another tenant that does mixed media art pieces, like a painting of a shoulder length glove from a fancy ballgown, sitting on a table. Yet the open end hangs "out" of the painting, a bit of actual cloth glued to the canvas with paint, and if you stick your hand in, you can reach all the way into it, moving your arm within the painting.
>The building has a protective streak when it comes to tennants dealing with nontennants, but when it comes to tennants dealing with eachother...well, sometimes the building is just a building...>Getting evicted takes some effort, but it has happened in the past. But for the most part tennants sort things out like most folks in the inner city, in the parking lot, abandoned halls and rooms, and in the basement >There's actually a thriving black market in the complex, weapons, drugs, animals, hired "help", "hired" help, medicine, entertainment, aftermarket parts, whatever you need or want can be found somewhere in the apartment. You've heard tales of two halls where the floors and walls were taken out to create a huge open air bazaar. You think you may have seen it from the interior(?) courtyard
>>50196154>Her father's name was Art.More seriously, I do see what you mean, I think. It's too much and almost makes too much "sense" for a setting that's supposed to be a little more surreal.
>>50196154This is a curious idea. But to what end? As it stands this is a novel notion but nothing more. Although if you want a plot hook.His magnum opus is an exquisite still life of a painter's pallet and brushes. A gift he received as a younger man from a stranger. Nobody knows it, not even he. But the Painted Girl's father hid his tools inside a painting, least they be misusedAlternatively, building off my idea. If Painted girl wants out it's only neighbourly to assist. Que possession vibes- she'll give your body back, but never quite how you left it. You can always taste blood afterwards- and your sleep is troubled for days afterward
>>50196614>to what end?I just imagine the Painting Girl being excited at finding there's a way to interact with people beyond talking across the borders of her world. Also introduces a new tenant. Maybe give them growing feelings for one another, with Painting Girl treating you as an older sibling for advice about her crush.
>>50184198>When you first moved to the Apartment you kept getting lost. The maps of the building never matched, and the directions the tenants gave you changed from day to day. Eventually, you got so fed up that you made a trail of string connecting your apartment to the Laundy Room, the Entrance, the Elevator, the Stairwells, etc.>You woke up wrapped in a cocoon of string, hanging from a spiderweb of string, in what looked like a conference room.>The string-spiders were surprisingly polite as they taught you the basics of navigating the building.
>>50197872How do you think the string-spiders view the other animal groups of the building?
>>50198757How many of the animals are capable of producing string-materials?
>>50199237Not many I think, but I still find the idea of the animal tenants interactions to be an interesting one.
>>50196614That means the magic painting kit is in the paintings with her. Now, she can use it to paint paintings in her world, which alter the real world, but only if you figure this out and direct her to it.
>The Zombie that bit you turned into a Human.>Secrets can be heard if you listen to the whispers of the wind chimes. Not everyone can hear them.>The children here are odd...Like they've all been replaced and their parents don't notice.>A swarm of insects in your basement connected to circuitry act as a simple computer. You have an odd feeling that they are sentient and trying to communicate with you.
The building doesn't draw power from the city's grid. It actually gets payed by the power company because it generates more power than it needs. Why? Someone did pic related, and it worked.
>>50200672Ever since the Zombie turned human after biting you, you'll sometimes wake up to a nibbling sensation on your toes. In the morning, there's $50 on the nightstand. Zombie claims not to know why, and you should instead be thankful that The Apartment's zombie population is slowly being cured.
>>50201007>Considering the nature of the building generates literally uncountable profits from various power companies and cities where the building resides
>sometimes the sixth floor floods. None of the water falls to the lower floors, but it does quickly fill with strange, pale fish that sing hymns in Babylonian.>opening the cupboards while the sun touches the horizon leads to the contents being replaced with strange things of approximately the same size and shape. Plates become stone or bronze tablets, canned goods get replaced with small organs or creatures in formaldehyde, cereal boxes become tomes formed out of pressed insect and other strange swaps>milk left on the counter overnight ends up as an equivalent amount of other dairy products, always shaped into babies>the door to the seventh floor sometimes leads to the interior of a long abandoned horse assembly factory
>>50201079Whoah, the building had a zombie population? What floor was this? I knew we had a couple, but a POPULATION?>>50201096This was how the Landlord can afford to only charge Tenants the first of the month or a few tasks.
>>50201167The zombies by and large keep to themselves. They have a personal entrance as it were on the 19'th Floor, and it exits into an abandoned theme park.
>>50201268Jesus Christ. Where is it? I think that's where Polly's coming from
>>50201291Greenland. Interestingly enough, none of the signs for the rides are in Danish, and the voice heard announcing the time and weather on the intercoms sounds nothing like Danish nor Greenlandic
>>50201136>>Milk left on the counter overnight ends up as an equivalent amount of other dairy products, always shaped into babiesI can dig this. I rarely drink milk but I eat tons of cheese and sour cream.
>>50201111It's not a sex thing I swear. Medicine costs money.
Does this remind anyone about that Merlin town from a while back?
>There is a sign; "For your own safety avoid rolling dice" - Landlord.
>>50202558>The Apartment runs on the d2 systemI get it but I don't want to accept it
>>50202558Ack! That critter in the halls at night leaves me D20's set at 19 every night. I desperately want to play some /tg/ with them!
>>50202558W-what happens when you roll the dice?
Just an idea, I had been thinking about since romancing the dead girl was talked about.She doesn't want to be let out and has her door chained up, because she's not in there, it's an empty room.
>>50204451That is one possibility. I had theorized earlier that she was a Schrodinger's Cat. Inside that room, she is both very alive and very dead, and very aware of both states. You open the door, you observe the room, the truth happens.Except the event that caused her state happened long ago. Since then, she has acted as if both of the outcomes were happening, because they were. Once you open that door, you have determined the outcome that happened all those years ago. This fundamentally alters her every action from the point of her incident on. She is no longer in both states, she is in one. By opening that door, you have changed the past, and you can't ever take it back. But, since you have now determined an outcome, you no longer have the relationship you had with her. That changes the quantum states at the time that you would have observed her, which means... Paradox.She is Schrodinger's Cat. That door seals a temporal causality paradox. It doesn't matter if she's alive or dead because if you ever open that door you will toss the universe in a blender and hit frappe. And that will make her very, very dead.
>>50202582I don't. Can anyone explain?
>>50205816There's no real in-betweens in life for the most part. You either do something or you dont, which is what the d2 system largely is
>>50202556To anyone not familiar with the concept, it could basically be described as "Welcome to Night Vale, re-envisioned by Hayao Miyazaki."There were a couple of threads a couple years back about paranormal niceties that resulted in the invention of Merlin Township, a strange town populated by monsters, eldritch beings and plain old nice people. It was a place where the biggest shadowy conspiracy was the town's party planning committee, the local radio host was a wise and folksy phantom, and where visitors might learn something about themselves before moving on.While our Apartment Building does seem to be somewhat darker in tone, I would say that it and Merlin Township are sister-concepts in that they are both strange, supernatural settings in which community and finding a place where you belong are the main themes.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=Merlin+Township
>>50206675And I thought my house was a tiny ratty shithole.
>>50206675>gas canister in room you sleep in[PANIC INTENSIFIES]
>>50206675It looks like it's built inside a shipping container.
>>50204451Or she's just a manifest aspect of the observer's personality. Which is why everyone who knows her seems to only have fondness.
>>50206675That's comfy as fuck i want in
>>50209751I rspecially like the motorcycle engine block sitting on the table. It adds a sense of...not direction but a similar word to the otherwise comfy dingyness
>>50210125Kind of. I guess its more of like a sense of motivation. Like how even in this little shitbox apartment, the guy who lives in it still finds a way to get shit done.
>>50205989Maybe The Apartment is like a splinter of the Merlin Township. It floated off somehow, took root in the dark, seedy, and/or unnerving parts of the world and blossomed into a darkly beautiful organism.
>>50211150I'd like to think the building is actually several buildings built upon layline nexuses with non euclidian geometry and numerologically significant architecture atop native burial grounds/pet cemetaries/Mason or Templar temples/the cite of witch burnings/foundations of a haunted house (in a few American cases all of the above) and completed when the stars aligned, that sort of melded into a single nexus and gathers hoodoo like a fishnet
>>50211718I like to think that the building is really haunted. Like, so haunted that there are ghosts haunting ghosts which haunt ghosts who themselves haunt ghosts. The building keeps changing because Geometry is haunted. Animals become sentient because Evolution is haunted. Nonliving things come to life because God is haunted. Yes, I know it's basically saying "some asshole wizard did it," but it seems kind of funny.
>>50212195I'm going with "it just is". Everyone has a theory, but there's no way to prove any of them and not even the Suits or the Building or the things you fight on the first of the month know the actual origins.
There's an old man who is legally a First Nations tribesman. Everything is total crap for him, nothing in life goes his way. He says that it's alright. He stays because his ancestors are buried under the property. Obviously, players freak out because "well that's why this place is so messed up".If asked to speak on his tribe, he says that it was almost wiped out by spirits beyond the ken of mortal understanding. It was their punishment for desecrating the Building by burying their dead there.The Indian burial ground isn't haunting the Building. The Building haunted the Indian burial ground.
>>50213773This is a neat, if odd, twist.
>>50213773...Wait, what happens to people who die in the building? Can people actually die in the building? There's definitely ghosts, and it would be logical to assume that they are of people who died in the building, but I'm not sure the building would just let the people in it die.>Want to know why there's so many ghosts? The building won't let go of tennants that easily.
>>50214279That's what I imagine. A lot of the Tenants could well be people that died in there. Dead Girl obviously, maybe the Painted Girl too, only living on in her canvas world. The various Vets may just be war memories themselves, and there has been mention of zombies and a ghost family.
>>50214279You were a Tenant before you were a tenant, and you'll be a Tenant long after you've been a tenant, too.
>>50214574Maybe they want to stay? There's worse places than the Apartment.
>>50214279Dying is widely comsidered the biggest change a creature will have to go through in its life.Since this means nearly half of our tenants must deal with this issue at some point, we figured that it wouldn't be very nice if they ended up homeless at the same time.In addition, since we don't discriminate against those tenants who have never been alive yet, nor those who never will, we're unlikely to do so against those that have dropped that particular habit.
>>50185358>man in the fancy suit>dead girl>"hard canon"Those are some of the worst additions though.
>>50215873I did say that my opinion was probably shit
>The plumbing in the Apartment is weird. Besides water, there's taps for WD-40, sealing wax, ink, holy water, gasoline, kerosene, honey, olive oil, aqua regia, powdered desiccant, eggs, vanilla extract, smoke, and molten lead. You keep finding more of them.
The thermostat has a setting between 69°F and 70°F labeled with the words "Just Right". When you turn the knob to this setting, a small bear crawls out of the nearby vent and begins complimenting everything in your apartment on how it all looks just right together. But you could turn the heat down a bit, since its not even winter yet.
>>50191322What if I used a French Press?
Any measuring implement used in the building will be absolutely correct, but will not give the reading you want. A tape measure may tell you the item's weight or temperature, for example, or a set of kitchen scales may tell you the age of the sugar or flour you've put on it. Spirit levels are accurate, but measure relative to the Earth's equator.
>>50219180Is that like a bench press, but more flamboyant?
>>50219707It's a coffee pot in which the ground coffee is steeped and then strained.
>>50219752Welp, guess who just got a new french press feature. And guess who else just got another few boxes of mystery hot chocolate.
>>50219870You get a complimentary can when you first move in. No can opener though.
>>50191322>Starbucks setup by now.So it spits out terrible overpriced swill that has none of the flavor or body of properly prepared and cared for coffee? While offering gimmicks that only amount to more and more of a suger bomb? That is horrifying.
>Smoking is allowed in the building, but only under certian procedures.>Cooking is allowed in the building, but only under certian procedures.>Boiling things is allowed in the building, but only under certain procedures.>Fire is allowed in the building, but only under certain procedures.>Fine powders are allowed in the building, but only under certain procedures.>There's things in the building's air that can use these to communicate. It's best not to disturb them if you can avoid it.>Please avoid inhaling airborne tenants.
>>50222305That's moving from comfy into tedious and annoying. Not necessarily being allowed to cook feels like something that would drive tenants out.
>>50222373Cooking procedures are "goddamnit stop burning things you are a terrible cook holy crap just go to the chinese place."
>>50222305Smoking- Cool.Fine Powders- Makes sense.Cooking? Boiling? Fire in general?That's kinda unlivable, unless you have very easy procedures.
>>50222426>Every apartment comes with a fume hood.>>50222305This was a terrible idea, wasn't it.
>>50222373>Not necessarily being allowed to cook feels like something that would drive tenants out.It depends. I moved to new place month and half ago and have not used stove since. Pastry, take-outs and soylent powder. Not being allowed to use electric kettle would be a pain though.
>You found a 1911 under your pillow with "Eat Me" etched into the barrel >Any attempts to get rid of it always end up in it reappearing under your pillow and discharging in the middle of the night
>you no longer have shirts with geometric patterns on them as some of the shapes apparently meant rude things, or so some of the other tenants told you
>>50223248The gun is a sign by the House that you have committed some grave sin
>>50223452The 1911 is a sign that you need more iron in your diet. The Building is concerned for your health; eat the gun for it's nutrients.
>>50223583I like this option a lot better.
>>50223583the house doesn't understand colloquialismswhich is why it doesn't understand why "eating a gun" is bad
>>50223684There is a relatively short period, perhaps a year, of incredible awkwardness when the Building begins trying to manifest numerous colloquialisms and memes in 'helpful' ways.
>>50224140>they all are outdated as fuck
I think that care has to be taken not to have the Building "want" or "think" too much.
>>50224140>Break a leg>Shoot for the moon>Raise hellOh dear.
>>50224258Yeah, I agree. But would a sort of excitable puppy level of trying to help be acceptable?
>>50224614I personally think it's fine as long as the building is basically acting on "instinct" rather than "thought"to which an excitable puppy would fit in, while something like a human or similar wouldn't
>>50224332>cut the mustard>kick the bucket>crying over splt milkI like it. Does the building have a tendency to make malaphors too?
>The second floor is perpendicular to the rest of the Apartment.>The stairwell opens to the ceiling, the elevator to the floor, and all surfaces not in line with gravity have handholds nailed into them.
so I'm running a game of this soonish>using cypher for the system>players are all humans, race bonuses replaced with what floor they move into >using a month system, NPC's and events occurring on certain days, such as a person always being on the 5th floor on the third Tuesday of the month>combat takes place in the labyrinthian basement, with players being tasked with clearing out floors. each floor cleared adds a new floor to the apartment above>each floor has a theme, an advantage to one element of magic and a disadvantage to its opposite any questions?
>>50225418Can the players only move into certain floors? Because these >race bonuses replaced with what floor they move into>each floor cleared adds a new floor to the apartment abovesound a bit conflicting to me, otherwise.q2: How "open world" have you made the game; do players ever have to venture outside of The Apartment and how much of The Apartment can they explore beyond their floors?q3: Can you update us on how the game turns out?
>>50225554Q1: there's only a limited number of floors to choose from, for the reasons you saidQ2: I actually haven't decided, I would say having the surrounding block be explorable will be what I land on Q3: for sure, the players aren't too competent, but the system is plenty user friendly so I have high hopes
not >>50225418I've been working at a homebrew system that uses a CYOA for chargen. Starts with Profession, then day job, background, and Introduction. This will give them a list of skills and a certain amount of resource points to work with. From there, they use d20 rolls to assign apartment quirks to their apartment, items they start with, and connections they've made. All of these can be augmented by spending Eldritch Coins that they are given at the start. RP would use D6 Success-based rolls (Roll of 5 or 6 is a success, tally up successes to beat TN or opponent rolls, going over TN results in critical successes, Roll more >50% 1's, you get a critfail).>>Professions so far:AccountantArtist (Animator, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Makeup Artist, Painter, Photographer, Sculptor, Writer)ChefClergy (Buddhism, Christian, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Paganism, Shinto, Sikhism)Computer ProgrammerCraftspersonEngineerEntrepenuer (Angel Investory, Small Business Owner)FarmerJournalist (Blogger/Vlogger, Reporter, Anchorperson)LawyerMedic (Doctor, Nurse, Psychiatrist, Physician, Surgeon)Performer (Actor, Animal Trainer, Dancer, Director, Illusionist, Musician, Singer)PharmacistPilot (Airplane, Astronaut, Sailor, Stunt Driver, Submarine, Taxi/Bus/Limo Driver, Trucker)Security (Beat Cop, Correctional Officer, Detective, SWAT Team, Rent-a-Cop)Private InvestigatorPublic ServantScientist (Astrophysicist, Biologist, Chemist, Historian/Paleontologist, Mathematician, Philosopher, Psychologist, Sociologist)SoldierStudentTailorTeacherTranslatorVeterinarian>>Day Jobs so far:Adult EntertainerBartenderDesk JockeyFactory WorkerCasual DiningHandyman (Electrician/Plumber/Carpenter)Middle ManagementRetail WorkerStreet Cart>>Backgrounds (What was your homelife before moving here?)>>Introduction (The event that brought you to the Building)Thoughts?
>a mermaid lives on the seventh floor>sometimes you find her in tubs, fountains, ponds or other bodies of water on other levels>she has a growing collection of modern day ships in bottles
>>50225853Sounds good so far, but then I'm only familiar with about three systems so I can't give any good suggestions.
You're pretty sure the twelfth floor is home to a pantheon of forgotten pagan deities from an obscure and, frankly pop-culture aware, mythology. Each apartment of the floor has a small stone altar beside it. The doors do not respond to knocks. You must make a sacrifice on the altar in order to call the tenant out. Fortunately, they each accept various forms of soda and snack foods.Akilostro, god of python (no, not pythons, python), accepts cheese puffs and Tab soda.Narual, goddess of whistling, accepts Cheerwine and Ritz Bits (the peanut butter kind are her favorite).
>>50226158Cheerwine is fucking God-Tier, it's a shame no one carries it by me.
The Man in the Fancy Suit becomes visibly upset and acts really defensive if you play The Rolling Stones or compare him to a certain man of wealth and taste with his deals and promises.Sharp Suit doesn't mind, though.
>>50206716Under the sink? I don't think that's a gas canister, I think it's like an old metal jug that the sink drains into it or something
>Rumors say there's a working wishing well somewhere in the basement. >Trouble is, they say you have to give up more than you ask for. Whether it's judged by value to the asker, value to the well, or market value is not said.>The rats say that the tenants are being silly, and that the fumes from the well (actually a waste disposal system) drive people mad. They offer themselves as an example; "No sane rat uses people-speak," they say.
>>50223248>>50223452>Simultaneously the 1911 could be the building trying to lend you aide and defense before you'll need it>Somtimes a gun magically appearing and going off under your face in the middle of the night is just a gun magically appearing and going off under your face in the middle of the night
>>50224614It's a fucking building. Don't fucking anthropormize a fucking building, and don't put patterns of behavior where there are none
>>50228864Sometimes you just have a gun-generating-pillowcase that got too used to having a paranoid veteran's 1911 under it.
>>50229025One of them. That's all they agree on.
>>50229749I ask because I'm upkeeping the Apartmenomicon. I guess I need a way to delineate "One of the basements have a report" and "this basement has a report". Give me a moment.
>>50222476Little bit, yeah. But hey, not every idea is a winner, I've shit out a couple bads myself
>>50226948Given that Fancy Suit only starts messing with your life outside the apartment for failure to show some sympathy and courtesy...
>>50230187Think of it like walking into a basement like when you were a kid. The lights only cover the stairs, and the basement seems to go on forever into the inky blackness even though you know its ten feet from the stairs to the wall. Except this basement actually does go on for forever. Or, at least, as close to forever as you can get.
>Someone set up a brewery in a room by a stairwell. You're not entirely sure what they're brewing. They just assure you that it's "the good stuff" and that, since it is technically not alcoholic, no laws against it have been made.
>>50234253>The substance is fermented/steeped/stored/rotted in teflon containers, and heated in gold ones; apparently, "Lesser materials aren't worthy of the good stuff, and perish in its presence.">The brewer wears a hazmat suit at all times. Much of the apparatus also wears a hazmat suit. Apparently it keeps the flavor in.>Much of the floor is eaten away, leaving holes several feet wide with no bottom in sight. You can see pipes from them connected to the apparatus. >You must hold a piece of zinc in your mouth while drinking. Something about a sacrificial anode.>Antibiotics are added to taste and cowardice.
>>50205861I know what you mean. I have this issue where I can't drink half of the water out of a glass, I have to down the entire thing at once.
>Paranormal investigators periodically come to the apartment.>Typically, they begin by exploring the basement.>They typically go missing, or refuse to talk about what they learned. >This causes more paranormal investigators to show up.>The newer investigators, learning from their predecessors, bring firearms, navigation equipment, emergency radios, rope, several months worth of rations, hand generators, flashlights, lockpicks, crowbars, etc. Several amenities now sell supplies to these people.>Some of them decide to move to the Apartment.
>>50237886>there is a growing community of lost paranormal investigators in the basement, surviving on produce from a vending machine which is down there for some reason, and never seems to run out>tenants of the building sometimes visit the tent camp, although they are always able to find their way out of the basement and back to their apartments
Your next-door neighbour insists that he's friends with a man named 'Sorahb', and that he's around often. No one else has seen this 'Sorahb', and the only proof you have of his existence is sticky notes he's left behind, written in Farsi.
>>50239062I would feel very uneasy if I were stalking my next-door neighbor enough to know all of that, yes.
>>50239210>There's enough sticky notes to replace the wallpaper.>There's enough sticky notes to replace the wall.>There's enough sticky notes to replace your neighbor.>You're pretty sure the sticky notes ate your neighbor and replaced him with a note-golem.
>>50239878>look in the mirror>you are a sticky note
>>50241516>The mirror starts screaming your thoughts out loud for everyone to hear.
>>50241523>It always perverts your thoughts
>Noises keep coming from under you bed.>One day, you decide to take a look.>You see pic related.>They apologize for making a ruckus, and assure you they will be more covert in their activities.
>You keep finding tiny pillows underneath your mattress>Despite your initial belief that they were toys, the craftsmanship and quality were on par with ergonomic pillows, they even had tiny goose feathers stuffed inside>In the coming weeks you continue coming across tiny ornamental bed posts, tiny hand knit blankets, bits of tiny mattresses and even a tiny silk canopy.>One night as you prepare to go to bed you find yourself visited by a beetle standing on its hind legs wearing suspenders and a flannel shirt>It calls itself bedbug and kindly but firmly asks that you stop interfering with his work>You haven't seen him since then, but you still find traces of his craft underneath your bed when you wake up every now and then>No touching of course.
For an coffee alternative, Chinese Takeout owner is offering a staggering amount of chinese teas of all kinds - black, white, yellow, red, uluns, you name it. They all authentically and certified from finest Asian plantations. The price is steep, but taste is always exceptional, no matter what you buy. Just don't try to buy or bring a tea bags into Apartment - they all will taste like burnt hot chocolate.
>There's a scientist in the basement trying to make sense of the Apartment. His current theory is a mix of the placebo effect and invisible, silent, ungodly fast construction workers.
>>50184198On a door of one of the offices is a sign saying "NO PETS." Next to it are several signs saying things like "NO PAIN", "NO DEATH", and "NO SORROW." You haven't seen anyone exit that office. You don't suspect anyone wants to.
>>50244069>Hey anon, how's it going?
>>50204103ask not for whom the dice rollsTHE DICE ROLLS FOR THEEEEEE
>>50221173The can will only be opened by your own ragged, bloodstained fingernails.
>>50237886OR alternatively>The few paranormal investigators who do make it to the apartment never encounter anything strange.>Protagonist meets one of them, noticing how their "normalness" stands out>Get introduced to each other and MC guides the investigator up the stairwell>They talk on the way>Twisted faces contorted in agony appear on the walls behind PI>MC points it out>They disappear right before they even enter the PI's field of view
Caffeinated drinks of all kinds are replaced by the Apartment, aside from those purchased in vending machines. Sodas are replaced with bottles of Yoo-Hoo.
>>50246728hot chocolate and now chocolate milk. im seeing a preference here.
I've done a simple system to play that with friends, just posting it here.https://spit.mixtape.moe/view/0c9afce9Most of it is "let the dm wing it". I've just got three stats to define characters a little bit and one point spending mechanism to allow the players to feel cool occasionally.Also I put a mechanic on how you remember rumors and advice because that allows you to start with players about two weeks after them moving in instead of needing 'bout a week of slow play until they figure out the most basic stuff, while letting plenty more opportunities to discover stuff yourself.
>On one balcony, you can see the shadow of someone hanging from it. There's no body or noose in sight.>Sometimes the shadow waves to you.
I think the building needs other tenants who are odd but not supernatural to feel actually like just a nexus of weirdness and not like a moster hotel where youa re the sole human.His appartment is full of books and clockwork stuff laying around on the floor or board desks. He sleeps on a futon. He's got a really neat flatscreen tv but the screen is cracked like someone threw something on it.He only have three food items in his whole appartment: breakfast cereals, japanese whiskey and chinese beer.He's got a really nice view from his window.
>>50249627Strange, but not really wierd.
>>50252445>>50249627I think he was going for adam jensen no?
>>50245155>We're having a get-together tonight and one of the guys wanted to ask if we could borrow your Gamecube. Oh, and Mario Party, if you have it.
>>50253129>sure bro, but no Mario Party.
>>50257442Creepiest thing in the threads so far. Hands fucking downNo pun intended
>>50245155Friendly eldritch beings are my jam
All the apartments in the building have the exact same measurements, and always will. This means that you have to enact a change to every apartment if you want it to still be there in the morning
Every other Wednesday, you find ghost riders in the kitchen. Sometimes one stops to talk to you, giving you valuable advice.
>>50261150Other times one stops to exchange pleasantries and also hard drugs
Some of the upper floors (floor 237 for instance) can be accessed through the elevator but not through the stairwell. Most of the time at least, but if you run 3/8s of the way up the stairwell between floors 3 and 4 and then run back down, you will end up on the fifth floor. The floor you end up on depends on how many times you do it. the furthest anyone has managed is floor 405 which is literally just a floor surrounded by the ideas of walls, a ceiling, doors, and Dame Helen Mirren. No one is in a hurry to head back there.
>>50262670floor 300 is home to a collection of soldiers from many medieval eras. They all seem perfectly fine with one another's presence, though are all convinced that the apartment is owned by their homelands. They are also convinced that they are speaking the languages of their homelands. This had lead to some awkward, but quite hilarious, moments
Someone already mentioned the similarities between the complex and the night shift station, I'm just throwing in there that it reminds me of the shipyard too.
>>50263549Could possibly tie in with that creepy lighthouse thread as well.
>>50189857I saw that there was a guy kinda like this in the earlier threads. Maybe they sold something very important to the pawnshop on the first floor and this is the result. Like he sold his "place" (meaning apartment) or some shit like that and he sold something he wasn't intending to sell cause phrasing
>>50264591ground floor rather
>>50241516>the sticky note says "remember to pick up some milk, Love Sorahb"
>You can't use a mobile while in the building>Well you can but all your calls will be diverted to an eighty year old Guatemalan woman who breeds metaphors for a living>Additionally, all your sent and received texts will be in written in Mesoamerican hieroglyphs >The landline works just fine though, though occasionally you can hear what the people on the other side are thinking as well as saying.>It's quite concerning
>>50257442>not just high-fiving all of them
>>50266996>>50257442>When this happens you have to high-five all the hands to get them to bugger off
>>50267021>you eventually start to enjoy this enthusiastic high-fiving
>>50267319>Some times the hands bring you stuff>nothing impressive, mostly small shiny stuff like bottle caps or coins>Occasionally, after a particularly good sesh, you'll get something bigger, like a tin of Banana bread, or some beer>What ever it is you'll always find some use for it before you see the hands again
>>50257442>that arm on his shoulderthe hands just want to be friends with you
>>50184198Reading through the old threads/lurking around in general, jumping from linked post in no subsequent order. We all know how the apartment works. We know the road map, the floor plan, we know how to get around because we're already there. >>We're already here. So why not take the stairs up through >>50245144 past all the offices to the hub with the coffee maker >>50180122 because there's no telling how long the hallway will be today before you reach the stairwell >>50205989. Even then it's only one flight up before you get out into the open air, look down, and didn't the courtyard use to have a view? >>50190122You could have sworn you came up with just the right phrase to describe the Apartment, but apparently everyone knows it from somewhere else >>50184959and eventually you realize that tomorrow you'll have to do it all over again, but in tomorrow's order >>50185160
http://www.archive81.com/Might be a podcast worth listening to. It's apparently a collection of "found footage," tape-recorded interviews of residents living in an apartment building in which something very strange and very bad is happening.
As these threads seem to be winding down, I don't suppose anyone could post links to all the archived threads on suptg, just so we have them all in one place?