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Flag of the Downfall Gang
Flag of the Downfall Gang by @Thorvald (El Thorvaldo)
Double A: "Wow, I forgot you actually had an account for yourself."
ParsonNathaniel: "He doesn't, its just Fegelein RPing as an IOTer."

Having delved into Downfall parodies in DYOS, it was only a matter of time before I took a stab at a dedicated spoof in IOT. Providence aligned for Imperium Offtopicum IX, whose currency ("roleplay points") incentivized off-the-wall interactions within the state and with other players alike, and I quickly became the leader in RPoints until the emergence of Ravus_Sol's similarly irreverent Justice League. What truly cemented its reputation in IOT legend was Taniciusfox's attempt to craft a splinter forum when the CFC thread was briefly locked due to christos200 throwing a tantrum: his tacit allowance of 'benign' sockpuppet accounts led me to create profiles for most of the Downfall cast in a one-man, ~30-character metaplay, the likes of which I'm not sure have been seen anywhere else. Indeed, an attempt by the characters to join Multipolarity as their own individual countries inspired Tanicius to hire me as the ill-fated "NPC GM" for Multipolarity 2. The Downfall Gang was probably my most popular faction in IOT and reappeared in cameo roles in various subsequent projects, although a speculative game dedicated to Hitler's "Unholy Roman Empire" never came to fruition; in addition to me, they were also performed by Ravus in IOT XIII and Marauder-M in Insanity Reigns.

Ironically, while I did several of the classic scenes in text, I only managed one video.

Uploaded to the defunct IOT Wiki in 2019, replacing my own raster. Adapted from the war ensign of Nazi Germany; smiley by East718, vectorized by Howcheng et al., published under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Download submitted to DeviantArt September 2022; alternative download available via Patreon.

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Posted: Saturday, 02 September, 2023 @ 09:52 PM

JA JA JA JA JA!!!!!!

Posted: Saturday, 02 September, 2023 @ 10:00 PM
Posted: Sunday, 03 September, 2023 @ 03:27 PM
Posted: Sunday, 03 September, 2023 @ 08:36 PM

@Thorvald: Magical :3

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