LVL: 1 (0%)
BOD: 20 (+)
LST: 1 (+)
SED: 6 (+)
FUK: 4 (+)
PRV: 19 (+)
ERO: 10 (+)
Status Effects: None
Description: Marlo Lane is a novice police officer hoping to make a difference. For the last year, he has been consumed with anxiety about Sasha Michaels, his best friend, who has been diagnosed with cancer and is expected to have no more than three months to live. His desperation to save his friend has opened him up to the possibilities of the Erogame.
Erogamer's Body (Lvl MAX): The biological ability to live your life as an erogame. Venereal disease doesn't exist for you, or pregnancies or refractory periods. Arbitrarily large appendages can fit inside any of your orifices. You heal from all marks with a good night's sleep, ready for the next day's adventures. Other aspects of this skill depend on the BOD stat.
Erogamer's Mind (Lvl MAX): The mental flexibility to live your life as an erogame. You're more able to accept the realities of your new world. You'll also bounce back from painful, upsetting and bizarre sexual experiences with relative ease. Rape can be anything from a recoverable trauma to a Tuesday afternoon, but it won't ruin your life. Other aspects of this skill depend on the FUK, SED, LST, and PRV stats.
Erogamer's World (Lvl MAX): The consent of reality to live your life as an erogame. People are never too preoccupied to consider sex or romance, not while you're around. Bystanders won't ignore what you do, but they're unlikely to actually stop you. Those who do decide to involve themselves are drawn into the logic of the Erogame. If you go far enough that an authority sees no choice but to intervene… they won't treat you as a simple criminal. Other aspects of this skill depend on the ERO stat.
To Mine Own Me Be True (Lvl MAX): Even at the center of the Erogame, you are not just an erogame character, but a human being possessed of his own free will. Your family will always be safe from you, and little children everywhere.
True Love Conquers All: If you love someone enough, nothing can ever permanently separate them from you. The only exception is their wishing to leave you---deliberately, voluntarily, and based on correct information. People you love will live out a full natural lifespan and they will never die before you do. If they ever face serious physical or psychological harm, you will always get a chance to rescue them. This applies to any type of love, not just romantic love. If you would undergo hardship and sacrifice to protect someone, if losing them would leave a scar on your heart that never fully heals, then you will be able to take care of them, and in time you will always be reunited.
Info // Character Stats // Level:
At LVL 1, and 0% progress toward the next level, you'll never be this weak again. You can increase your level by completing the quests the Erogame offers you, or by causing romantic and sexual events to happen to you or around you. The more difficult the challenge, the greater the rewards.
Info // Character Stats // Body:
With the average being 10, and perfect 10s being 40, your BOD of 20 makes you solidly the most attractive person in the room, assuming the room isn't in Hollywood, California.
You can increase this stat through exhibitionism, and other acts that invoke the pure beauty and power of your physical form.
Info // Character Stats // Lust:
At a LST of 1, you're very nearly asexual. For now, anyway.
You gain in this stat while experiencing sexual urges that are unusually intense or that go on unusually long.
Info // Character Stats // Seduction:
Your SED of 6 makes it possible for you to get a date with a girl who doesn't have anything else to do that Friday. Could be worse, but could be much better.
You can increase this stat by arousing the romantic interest or sexual desire of others, and successfully pursuing them or being caught.
Info // Character Stats // Fucking:
Your FUK of 4 means you'd better be extra careful with your teeth. As for other bedroom skills, have you considered trying to… well… move?
How do you increase this stat? Take a guess.
Info // Character Stats // Perversion:
Your PRV of 19 despite your total romantic isolation is a sad commentary on the decadence of the third millennium. Nonetheless, casual exposure to a variety of naughty ideas has left you open to a whole host of things you prefer not to think about.
You can increase this stat by being a little less close-minded, and acting accordingly.
Info // Character Stats // Erogame Logic:
At an ERO of 10, your life has become an erogame taking place in a mostly realistic setting. What happens to you might seem unlikely to others, but it won't break their belief in a sane universe… yet. Witnesses will reach for explanations other than the Erogame, but they'll still notice the unusual events.
If you keep pushing probability to its limits, then probability will learn to be a bit more flexible down there, relax and take it in and not protest so much.
Info // Character Stats // Dominant and Submissive Energy:
If this were a different game, you'd have mana and hit points.
"I wasn't trying to manipulate Marlo."
"— he's really, really protective of me. So hearing that is — a lot, for both of us. But I believe you that you weren't trying."
He pushes his forehead into Lev's shoulder and holds him tighter.
"I want you to be okay. More than anything." He considers this. "--More than anything except understanding what the fuck is up with the Erogame."
"I love you." He pauses. "— I'm Jewish too. And you're taller than I am."
"Shit. I'm sorry."
He looks like he is about to say a thing several times and does not actually say it.
"I'm not mad at you for not liking yourself, and it's hurting you more than it's hurting me? Just, when you say the erogame wouldn't want a Jewish guy around, or that guys shouldn't be short — I'm right here. I can hear you. You're saying that stuff about me too. And I know you don't think that about me."
"Yeah, I don't," he says, on the grounds that this is far enough away from a compliment to be safe probably.
"...you can say the thing you're thinking, I might argue with it but I won't be mad."
"I was trying to figure out a way to say 'of course I don't think that about you, you're incredibly hot' without commenting on your appearance which, it turns out, is impossible."
"I love you.
....as long as you don't start asking me what my diet tricks are, you can talk about my appearance if you want to."
"I don't want to make you sad."
"....I have a lot of feelings about my body, and most of them are about the fact that for a year it was killing me, and I would like to have different ones. And I think hearing you talk about it, not because you think the result of me dying slowly is hot but because you think I'm hot, will help, even if it stings at first."
"You are really hot! --I would probably think you are really hot whatever you look like but also you are really my type!"
"You're really sweet and I love you a lot."
"I try anyway."
"Trying counts for a lot."
"Not now but-- at some point. We should try to think through the pros and cons of True Companion."
"Yeah. — I don't think it's a bad idea, I just — want to give it more than two percent of the thought I gave top surgery, you know?"
"That-- makes sense."
He doesn't say, you should take it right now so you can be safe.
He pulls back just enough to look at Lev's face, then hugs him again.
"I'm on prep. I'm not going to get HIV, getting HIV while on prep is so rare you get news articles written about you if it happens, and Marlo already has a thing where people he loves don't die before he does. It cured my cancer already. I can afford to take the time to think about it."
"He did not mention that to me."
"It cured your cancer and it hasn't done anything that dramatic for Lev and I don't —"
"Yeah, that's because he's being careful, he's anxious and does that," Sasha says to Lev.
"--Careful about what?"