SymbiDoll’s Quick Guide

This is a short summary of things you need to know while playing a SymbiDoll. Each point is explained in more detail in the SymbiDoll’s Guide, so please be sure to read that as well. This page is intended only as a quick reminder of the most important guidelines.

  • In doll aspect:
    • You can’t move at all, not even breathing or blinking.
    • You remain conscious if anything’s happening around you, but your mind shuts down if you’re left alone long enough.
  • In life aspect:
    • You must obey all Duties.
    • You can’t hurt people, damage property, or use weapons.
    • If told to “Listen,” you must do so (see next item).
    • Otherwise, you can speak and move naturally.
    • If injured, you return to doll aspect. (Click “doll” on your HUD to do so.)
    • Click the stick figure button on your HUD to pose, letting others repose, dress, or carry you. Press an arrow key to unpose.
  • When Listening:
    • Click the ear button on your HUD and choose the person you’re Listening to from the dialog.
    • Take no actions (but you can breathe, display emotions, struggle to move).
    • Pay attention only to the person who told you to Listen; ignore anyone else.
    • Answer any question, if you can do so in a few words.
    • If given an instruction, it becomes a Duty. Acknowledge by saying “Okay,” “I will,” or (for an instruction not to do something), “I won’t.”
    • Do not act on any instruction until you stop Listening.
    • When told “Go,” “Resume,” or something similar, stop Listening and resume normal movement, obeying all Duties.
  • Duties:
    • Normal Duties end when you complete them, or when you enter doll aspect for any reason.
    • Duties given later override those given earlier.
    • Duties given by your owner override those given by anyone else (earlier or later).
    • If a Duty requires you to do something impossible, return to doll aspect.
    • Duties only affect your behavior, not your mind.
  • Owner Powers:
    • Anyone can instruct you to become their property while you are Listening to them, unless you are already owned. Click the logo button on your HUD, and choose Owner from the dialog.
    • Your owner can press your Crystal while you’re Listening to access additional abilities:
      • Duties given in this state become Lasting Duties, which do not end when you are in doll aspect. If they cannot be completed, they last until your owner cancels them.
      • Your owner can tell you to make your SymbiDoll Crystal work only for them and those they name. To do this, click the logo button on your HUD, and choose Crystal from the dialog. (Not yet implemented as of 27 June 2020.)
      • Your owner can specify conditions under which you can ignore a Listen command, or to use a different command in place of Listen.
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