February Spotlight and DUG Awards
This month is a bit of a double feature, as we’ll be looking into what our community has been up to this past month as well as commending certain members who have been voted on by the community as the best of the best for 2022!
Video: Something terribly wrong with Pablo?
Video by Legit-POP!
Episode 7 of Legit-POP!’s roleplay adventure series is up, which has been going strong for the past 8 months!
DUG Cinematic: Odyssey Announcement
Video by Danny Boi Productions
The Dugout may be gone but its people are still here and they are ready to make a difference. Check out their custom video made by them!
Character Story: Two truths and a lie
When you gotta lie, this is paramount. Always mix your lie into the truth. No matter what.
“God, a guy steps away from politics for a while and everything happens all at once.” Tony thought. He had been listening to what would have been once a week or month game changers get dropped on him rapid fire for near half an hour now.
Dugout in all out war with DAMN, Charlie is back and claiming his Boonie Brother title while making issues. Harvey wants Shifty dead. And Ted. Ted left for another country.
“You know why Ted left?“ Shifty and Emerson looked at Tony with confused expressions.
Two truths and a lie.
“I wasn’t there, but Daniel said he was tore up about some stuff. Needed to leave to get his mind off it. I don’t know much more than that.” Daniel had told me more but, I’ll leave that to him. I don’t want to get into a into something like that with them right now.
Gunshots stopped any follow up questions. Along with a voice calling over the wall. “Hellloooo, anyone in there?” a strange airy voice called over the wall. Everyone froze. DAMN had been in the area not long ago and them showing up is the last any of us needed.
“Let us in or I’ll huff and puff and blow my way in!” the unmistakable voice of a traitor clown called over.
Jack whispered “There’s no way they know we’re here. No one move, don’t say anything.” but before we could even nod our heads a sickening gas crept under the door and into our lungs. Tear gas, causing Shifty to cough, being closest to the door.
“Oh boy! See I told you I could smell someone in there! Come on out. We’d hate to blow a hole in the walls of humble haven.” Tony’s gut wrenched hearing Thorn’s voice. If he was still alive then his ploy didn’t work. And likely, Thorn would now know.
Two truths and a lie.
“If they bust in they’ll kill us all, I can convince them I got trapped in here and can’t get out. They won’t shoot me” The last line being more hope than I lie.
“HEY FELLAS, Long time no see! What’s been going on? Much of nothing I bet. Hey, that Clyde I see poking his head up over the wall? Good to see ya bud.”
“Fucking Tony. Wasting our fucking time. Get out here and let’s go on an adventure.” Harvey’s voice rang out. That’s good. I prefer the Devil I know. I can make myself seem valuable to keep alive to him.
Two truths and a lie.
“I’m not to sure how to get outta here fellas, barbed wire everywhere and I don’t know the code. Ain’t nothin’ to climb on either.” Only a moment passed before an axe flies over the wall.
“Good thing were here to save you then! Get to hacking away!“ laughed Harvey. This is no good, I bust down a wall, and they spill in and search the place. Maybe I could refuse? If they do have explosives on them, and I wouldn’t doubt it, then we’re back to square one.
“Oh shit, here’s a spot I can wiggle out.”
The walk towards Krona Castle was too short. None very talkative. Thorn was no where to be seen, which boded well for me I thought. The top of the castle proved me wrong.
“Hey Tony, you hungry buddy?“ Thorn’s voice sang in a sick guise of welcoming. “Have a seat next to the fire. You know, I heard you misrepresented somethings I said to the one person most likely to kill me Tony… I’m hurt, I thought we were pals?”
Fuck. Think. Two truths and a lie.
“You got me wrong Thorn, all I said is Harvey might want to look into it. Guta got an impression from ya and when she told me I got worried. I wouldn’t want you guys to be fighting each other.” That will be the play here. Make myself seem useful to Harvey and maybe he’ll stop it before it goes to far.
“And if I wanted to kill Harvey, would you help me Tony? I get the feeling you like him more than me. You see, that thought there upsets me the most. When Clyde told me what you said, I got so hurt and hungry for revenge, I’ve been looking for you ever since!”
The moment hung thick in the air. I’m in a corner. Think…
“So Tony, do you like Harvey more than me?” Thorn stood with a revolver in his hand.
Harvey didn’t move. Just stood there watching. They all stood watching.
Two truths and a lie. You stick to this and you can get out of almost anything.
Stick to the play, hope Harvey thinks I’m more useful alive,”… Yes… Uh” I got nothing, my minds racing to quick, spit something out quick or…
“That is upsetting.”
Community Artwork: Walking on Eggshells
Artwork by Eggfoot
The passing of a legend in the big city, and two people forging ahead, attempting to keep their world on track in his stead.
DUG Awards 2022
Every year our community comes together and votes for members they believe were the best in a certain role or created something memorable. This year had 11 categories that range from in-game/character to out-of-game.