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    30 KB Pandemic: The QUEST! Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)17:33 No.16767432  
    What are you?
    You can't really be sure. You don't truly have a mind, at least not yet.

    To the populace of the Earth, you're an anomaly, a barely recognized organism. Possibly due to the fact that you're not really visible, on account of your size, and the fact that you were discovered about two hours ago.
    A microscopic lifeform, the scientists classify you as.

    But there are things beyond the Earth, and what the humans see.
    Will you let them decide what you are, or will you take your fate into your own ha-
    Yeah, membrane works.

    >Roll two d20s for what kind of organism you are. It can be everything, from a lowly virus to a bacterial lifeform to a parasite, or even a spore from an unknown fungus, and how you spread
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)17:35 No.16767438
    rolled 4, 5 = 9

    Prion. Fuck yeah Brain hijacking!
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)17:36 No.16767443
    rolled 17, 7 = 24

    I hope we're a memetic virus.

    And I wonder if OP realises he's posted the logo of the Pandemic game company.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)17:36 No.16767451
    rolled 6, 5 = 11

    We're an STParasite
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)17:39 No.16767465
    That's the point, yeah.
    You're not going to fail, as they did though. Are you?

    Also, I have no idea how to portray a memetic virus but if you're the highest roll in two more rolls I guess I'll have to make an infectious idea.

    I don't think being bulletproof is that much of an incentive but sure.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)17:39 No.16767467
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    >this thread
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)17:39 No.16767469
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    rolled 14, 15 = 29

    Holy shit that sounds awesome.
    A memetic virus spread by conveying an idea. We can be spread through art, dialogue, video, literature... Want so bad.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)17:41 No.16767479
    rolled 6, 17 = 23

    Sexually transmitted butt parasite.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)17:42 No.16767486
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    All aboard the HASTUR EXPRESS.

    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)17:42 No.16767487
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    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)17:44 No.16767507
    The Danish scientists are behaving strangely after finding evidence of your existence.

    The organism they found isn't exactly remotely remarkable, but what it conveyed... unique.

    Chief Scientist David spends hours upon hours without sustenance simply studying the intricate patterns of the organism, realising it can be translated to something inorganic.
    He goes to work at once, coding a simple computer program that can recreate the pattern quite effectively.

    David seems to be at peace with this.

    You've successfully spread to the first new host. Inside the computer, you're immortalized. At least until the hard disk fries.

    You may choose a property of yours that is spread with you.
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)17:46 No.16767517
    >Forgot to mention, the system is just 1d20 now.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)17:47 No.16767522
    rolled 14, 17 = 31

    Well, op asked what kind of organism we are, not sure we could classify a classic 'memetic virus' as an organism. Perhaps something like those spores that cause insects to act strangely would be more appropriate?
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)17:48 No.16767527
    rolled 11, 15 = 26

    We will become a sentient idea, an anthropomorphic concept!
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)17:49 No.16767538
    rolled 4 = 4

    Artistic and creative inspiration. Euphoric at first...
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)17:49 No.16767539
    rolled 9 = 9

    Well, the idea of subjects feeling at peace after transferring us between mediums seems pretty handy.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)17:50 No.16767543
    Wait... Is this a symptom/side effect or some aspect of ourselves as a virus?
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)17:51 No.16767554
    It's alright, I think this could be a cool idea, albeit a hard to write. I mean, how many other memetic viruses have you seen that take over the world?

    Think of it as an ability, except not as restricted. It could simply be that you recreate yourself indefinitely while inside a host. Say, you're in a human. You suddenly start haunting every dream he has, until he starts getting an unnatural feeling of obsession, he is unable to function without doing something about you. See a therapist, maybe?
    That's what I ment by property. Sorry for the ambiguousness. English is my fourth language or so.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)17:51 No.16767556
    rolled 3 = 3

    >vote for Calming Aura
    >feel like I'm aping Blorp
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)17:53 No.16767567
    rolled 20 = 20

    I'm... Not sure.

    But if it IS a symptom, this could be interesting. We can spread through any art/literature/music/etc created, and slowly corrupt the individual's taste and the subject matter of their creations into something dark and wrong.
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)17:54 No.16767570
    I'll give you three more posts to decide on a power/symptom etc. before I go with
    >atemais scientific
    Atem ain't as scientic as us, however Captcha.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)17:55 No.16767578
    rolled 7 = 7

    The emmediate stimulation of the creative/Coding side of the brain. So as to make the infected write a book/Essay/Poem/Game to spread us around.
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)17:55 No.16767579
    >Aww shit natural twenty
    Writing it up now
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)17:56 No.16767582
    rolled 9 = 9

    In order to ensure transference, the host stays awake to ensure the possibility of spread
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)17:56 No.16767585
    >that 20
    Today's avant-garde is tomorrow's mainstream... I LOVE where this is going...

    >how many other memetic viruses have you seen that take over the world?
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)17:57 No.16767588
    rolled 14 = 14


    How about, creative expression of our memetic self, driving hosts to find newer and larger audiences to express it.
    David made a big step bringing us to a new level, and is at peace now.
    But as the number of hosts grows, they'll have to seek grander and stranger heights to fulfill the directive we instill to find peace.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)17:57 No.16767590
    More like "LOL" or the number 7 or 13
    >> Inquisitorial Librarian 10/28/11(Fri)17:57 No.16767591
    rolled 9 = 9

    A mild feeling of euphoria. The subject feels happy, energetic, but not too abnormaly so. He'll want to share his findings, happy at his discovery.

    And thus we spread. Later... later the whispering will begin. The quiet impartation of forbbiden knowledge and strange, ideas.

    For we are a herald of greater things to come.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:00 No.16767608
    rolled 19 = 19

    These go well together. The 'dark and wrong' is us.
    And if they can't find a big enough way to satisfy the urge to express us, they'll go mad.
    Unfortunately for artists, they are generally the hardest on themselves, thinking they could always do better.. they'd be most at risk for insanity.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:01 No.16767618
    Im picturing a series of recurring symbols, showing up throughout history, the artists all gone mad. How could that be adapted to music/poetry/writing?
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:03 No.16767628
    Let's see Madagascar try and close the ports to broadcasts and skywriting.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:04 No.16767633
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    rolled 7 = 7

    Failure to satisfactorily express/spread the idea will lead to hallucinations and mental damage.

    The Yellow Sign and 'The King in Yellow', anyone?
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:04 No.16767638
    "This is the government of Madagascar. All citizens are hereby ordered to remove their eyes and puncture their eardrums, for the good of all."
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:06 No.16767649
    Music: Recurring melodies
    Poetry: Recurring imagery
    Writing: see: The King in Yellow
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)18:06 No.16767651
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    You can feel information seeping through the data banks of the computer. You're not sure how this is even remotely possible, but there you are. You see the passing of the proto-artistic, the rise of music, expression and creativity.
    Eternity passes by as you witness how humanity goes through its renaissance, its enlightenment, all the phases of art and ideas.
    You learn of Jesus, of Moses, of the Incas and Mayans and Egyptians
    You learn of the freedom of sex, the taboo of the same, the idolization of God and His decline.
    You grow through modernism and post-modernism and hypermodernism and as all that has ever been is yours, you learn.

    You learn of what humans are truly driven by.


    David comes by the computer again after a few weeks have passed. He seems amazed at the way the little program has created a net of meaning, of purpose. He smiles at knowing what beauty he has created.
    At least... it is beauty to him.
    Soon, you know, it will be the only beauty that will ever be. If you are successful, that is.

    He even tells some of his colleagues by the cooler.
    They're positively apalled at the way it all looks, but they seem to change their ways after spending a few hours tinkering with the program that David developed.

    David Jakobsen, expert in nanotech and hobby programmer
    Gitte Friis, lector of DTU and avid Magic: The Gathering player
    Silas Løvgreen, teacher of mathematics at DTU
    Jon Hammand, sysadmin
    David's computer
    The Technical University of Denmark's water cooler

    They're not being very proactive in spreading you, though. You're pretty much an in-thing amongst them right now.
    You do, however, get to pick a power and use it in the same turn!
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)18:06 No.16767656
    Then you'd merely transmit yourself through touch or taste, right?
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:08 No.16767667
    rolled 20 = 20

    Stimulation of the brain to spread ourselves
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)18:09 No.16767675
    Since this is probably going to it, would you care to elaborate? Like, pumping them chock full of endorphins every time they think of you and shit, basically mind control, or is that an order and not a power?
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:11 No.16767689
    rolled 2 = 2

    Let's see if we can inspire Silas to discover physics-breaking formulae through the medium of mathematics.

    Also, let's get Jon to photocopy an image infected with us and get it to be used as the desktop wallpaper on all the computers as soon as possible.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:12 No.16767699
    rolled 2 = 2

    And there we go.

    I suggest we get Silas Løvgreen to develop a mathematical expression of us to share with the class.
    And mathematical expressions translate surprisingly well into music..
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)18:13 No.16767703
    Unfortunately your powers aren't really tailored to that, yet. Unless I'm understanding it as you picking mind control, in which case that's fine.

    Remember, right now you have the power of inexplicable perfection. You are the very concept of the interminable excellence
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:13 No.16767704
    rolled 5 = 5

    The ability to stimulate the creative side of the brain, IE make them write poems.
    Sorry for the wait, 4chan X is being sluggish right now.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:14 No.16767708
    rolled 3 = 3

    Stimulate the brain for creativity, and for endorphin response to sharing works involving us with others.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:14 No.16767712
    rolled 19 = 19

    Let's see if we can spread ourselves via the Water Cooler
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:15 No.16767719
    rolled 16 = 16

    Darn. Those sound rather interesting.

    We already induce 'euphoria' in those exposed.
    Rolling for a mathematical medium of our entropic nature for Silas to discover?
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)18:15 No.16767723
    4chan X is being a bitch to me too, no problems.
    In any case, I'll start writing up this.
    That is actually incredibly easy. Just make patterns in the water with bubbles or something and you'll spread yourself to all who witness the glory of the God-Cooler of Man.
    This is one of the scenarios I actually planned while writing it as one of the infected.
    Of course, you can't really do that unless you pick some power that allows you to affect the physical, but still.
    >> Rillius !ump9MHm1a6 10/28/11(Fri)18:16 No.16767725
    rolled 18 = 18

    Rolling to support this.

    Cool Quest, OP, I love Pandemic
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:17 No.16767735
    Holy shit this is awesome.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:18 No.16767742
    What the fuck kind of idea do you expect to convey through the medium of the water cooler?
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:20 No.16767755
    Welp. I'll swallow my words. Yog Sothoth is in the water cooler apparently.
    >> Fireman Prime 10/28/11(Fri)18:25 No.16767790
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    Seconding. The most natural spreading of a memetic concept is through the praise and unwitting worship of those who have beheld.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:26 No.16767794
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    >This thread
    It's... Beautiful...
    Look at it! LOOK AT IT!
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)18:27 No.16767805
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    Unfortunately, your infectees aren't very creative.

    Fortunately, they are zealous.

    Silas especially sees something in you that the others can't. A golden light of creation, coded somewhere directly into you.
    David has gathered some of the fungus in which you were discovered. He's taken a liking to it, and decorates his bedroom with it in the same strange, almost nonsensical pattern that you have taken that represents something fundamental to them.
    He's having a hard time finding any new theorems or something of that magnitude, but he has managed to reprove Gödel's incompleteness theorems by hand simply by using you in his equations.
    This does not make sense to any of the scholars he showed it to, but they can't see any major flaws in it either.

    Gitte has thought up some fun cards to use you on.
    She's quite popular down at the FLGS, which means people are quite willing to play with proxies of the cards. They're not very good in terms of design, but they're still endearing to the players. They're almost all, except for Gitte, pro players, so they like relaxing with something as silly as these cards.

    You've spread to much of the geek populous

    The water cooler responds to your signals quite poorly, but you think that you might be able to become a taste, given enough focus.
    How you can focus, not being sapient, is unknown.

    Jon spends days working on you.
    He hasn't eaten anything for at least 30 hours. Probably more.
    His work comes to fruition, however.
    He manages to finally rename the server to what he finds fitting for you.
    What is your name, master?
    >I gotta piss hard so I'll write the infectee list and powers afterwards
    >Pick a minor power, use your discretion as to how minor it should be.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:29 No.16767819
    rolled 12 = 12

    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:31 No.16767832
    rolled 13 = 13

    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:32 No.16767836
    rolled 11 = 11

    The king in yellow.
    >> Fireman Prime 10/28/11(Fri)18:32 No.16767837
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    >solved Godel's theorems
    Well, men, we've broken barriers of arithmetic never before shattered. Good job. We Protodeity Strain now.
    Our name...
    Our name shall be Gnosis. Enlightenment. Awakening. That is what we are to those we join with.
    >Minor Power
    Enhance ability to form unpredictable connections between ideas in our 'subjects'. The tying of what was thought to be unrelated concepts is at the heart of creativity.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:32 No.16767838
    rolled 10 = 10

    >> Fireman Prime 10/28/11(Fri)18:33 No.16767844
    >realized that was poorly worded
    >my bad
    Name: Gnosis
    Power: 'Genius Style' creative bursts.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:34 No.16767848
    rolled 10 = 10

    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:35 No.16767851
    rolled 19 = 19

    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)18:36 No.16767856
    David Jakobsen, expert in nanotech and hobby programmer
    Gitte Friis, lector of DTU and avid Magic: The Gathering player
    Silas Løvgreen, teacher of mathematics at DTU
    Jon Hammand, sysadmin
    David's computer
    The Technical University of Denmark's water cooler

    The legacy playing pros of the FLGS: 8
    AJ Sheikh, professor of mathematics and political activist in Pakistan
    Johnathan Smith, professor of mathematics, currently unemployed. Likes football.

    Perfection in the Eye of the Beholder

    >New ones:
    Weak mind control, makes people enthusiastic about you. Very enthusiastic, but no direct control over the mind.

    Remember a minor power, and something to do.
    It's pretty hard to actually write about this, because progressing the plot requires an insane amount of bullshitting.

    I liked it better the first time. What you said was perfectly clear.

    Writefagging inspires me, so keep at it.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:36 No.16767858
    rolled 2 = 2

    >Solipsis is a free and open source system for a massively multi-participant shared virtual world designed by Joaquin Keller and Gwendal Simon at France Télécom Research and Development Labs. It aims to provide the infrastructure for a metaverse-like public virtual territory. Relying on a peer-to-peer architecture, the virtual world may potentially be inhabited by a theoretically unlimited number of participants.

    I'm okay with that. I still like >>16767819's idea of being like the Delta Green reimagining of 'Hastur'.

    You need to roll the dice, bro.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:36 No.16767860
    rolled 15 = 15

    Solipsis would be perfect as we envelop their entire racial consciousness...
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)18:37 No.16767864
    Solipsis: A new word coined here and now. The third major paradigm after the first=Religion, the second=Science. Solipsis states that there is only the binary consciousness of the entire "universe" consisting of each individual's consciousness and the consciousness of the entire universe, which operate in a Yin/Yang fashion, co-creating each other. Each of our own consciousness' is Yang, being "smaller" and denser. The universal consciousness is Yin, being "larger" and more expanded.

    There is more, but yeah. I got what he ment with Solipsis
    >> Fireman Prime 10/28/11(Fri)18:37 No.16767866
    rolled 13 = 13

    Cool, cool.
    My bad. Rectified.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:38 No.16767874
    rolled 20 = 20

    Original poster of Solipsis, didn't know that existed.
    I was just thinking, you know, Solipsism...

    Kind of what
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)18:39 No.16767882
    Apparently I didn't get what you ment.

    Since Solipsis seems to be the winner, how about you write up a power (and some commands if you like).
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)18:41 No.16767895
    Also, it was Silas who solved Gödel's theorems, not David.

    In my defense, I really had to take a piss.

    Should I just go with Fireman Prime's suggestion for a minor power and just do my own writefagging as to what happens with you now?
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:41 No.16767896
    Right, power, forgot.
    The 'infected' becomes more confident, for good or for ill. In their eyes, they come first. They're outspoken, the get dates, they get promotions, they also get in over their heads. More importantly, though, all eyes are on them in the meantime.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:41 No.16767898
    rolled 20 = 20

    >That 20
    Oh man. Solipsis AND solipsism. I like the symbolism on both levels.

    How about disturbing Solipsis-inspiring dreams; and, later, hallucinations; as a side effect of failing to satisfy the creative urged of infection?
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:42 No.16767909
    rolled 2 = 2

    >not rolling
    I'll just roll for him OP
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:43 No.16767914
    Sweet. Confidence. Hopefully one of them will get famous for achievements, and later write a self-help book...

    ... Heh.
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)18:45 No.16767924
    I've stalled long enough, time to write.
    Everyone gets insomnia with knowing they have so much good stuff to make with Solipsis, and this is used as an incentive, right? That's how I'll write it anyway
    >> Fireman Prime 10/28/11(Fri)18:45 No.16767926
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    I second this motion.
    >cue ad-libbing
    Solipsism. The concept that all is an extension of the mind. The implications are staggering, if they are accepted. The mind in question, the operating conscious, becomes the working definition of God, creating an infinitely large universe on reflex or instinct for the conscious mind to explore, habitate, and eventually transcend.
    The idea that all is the extension of the Correct Mind must spread, like any good, right, correct concept.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:46 No.16767932
    I didn't roll because I was solipsis man.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:46 No.16767934
    rolled 8 = 8

    One of our converts is a political activist. Can we get him to use us as a logo, or something? The symbol for his movement?
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:48 No.16767943
    I think he's a political activist about the situation in Pakistan. Maybe not what you're looking for, but it's a start.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:50 No.16767950
    rolled 4 = 4

    >pakis worshipping the symbol
    >subtly becomes an accepted part of Islam, unifying the sunis and shiites
    >piggybacks onto their expansion into Europe
    >eventually China and Murrika are only two powers not wholly under its sway

    Me rikey.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:50 No.16767951
    You guys REALLY want to play Delta Green's 'viral entropy' imagining of Hastur, don't you?
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:51 No.16767954
    I approve.

    Speaking of which, who wants to play Delta Green?
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:53 No.16767962
    I'm happily married... To a party of six players who come around every other week or so. But thanks anyway.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:53 No.16767967
    rolled 3 = 3

    >Only other remaining religion is Catholicism, all branches of Protestants gone over to either that or to our virus.
    >Catholicism revealed as older, stranger sentient virus that spreads through ideas
    >Lots of cool contrived parallels with biological stuff and Catholic symbology like the cross etc
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:53 No.16767973

    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:56 No.16767983
    >Pandemic Quest.
    >Expecting robot doctors, ships going nowhere with all the ports closed and EVERYTHING SHUT DOWN.
    >Got pseudo-philosophic memetic virus equivalent to Hastur.
    Never change, /tg/.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:56 No.16767986
    Oh wow... Would people associate voting for a candidate who uses a Solipsis-infected campaign with euphoria? This virus is incredible...
    >> Fireman Prime 10/28/11(Fri)18:58 No.16767995
    rolled 6 = 6

    >campaign rallies end up being what amount to political raves
    >have to hardly spend any campaign funds: word of mouth is more than enough
    I like it. A lot.
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)18:58 No.16767996
    You have been given a name.
    You are not just a thing, you're not just a creature, you're not an ephemeral and meaningless fad

    You are not just true
    You are truth

    You are Solipsis, you are a state. Beyond concepts, there you lie.
    Words fail when they must describe you. You are holism incarnate and your followers see in you pepetuity, time without end.

    They are haunted by the thought of people not knowing of this universal truth that they harbor in their minds.
    Prophets of the modern age, they feel as!
    It's a bit silly, they think. You're just a thing, they tell themselves. But their hallowed sleep and every waking moment is touched by the perfection that you exemplify.

    The pro players of Magic talk with eachother about you. They think of you as an edge to use while playing, and the creative outlet of speaking to eachother with ideas of how to best apply you

    AJ starts thanking Allah in his prayers for granting such a boon to humanity, and for him being one of the first to witness it. He seems to be content with gratefulness to his God.

    Johnathan mostly keeps quiet. He has insomnia anyway, and he sees no reason to go running around with some cute idea that he's seen to his friends, before he can prove that Silas's calculations are valid.

    He does spend a lot of time on that...

    The faculty of DTU that knows of you, Gitte, Jon, David and Silas all gather around the cooler again. The cooler seems the happiest of all to you. You wouldn't know happiness, however. You know only wholeness.
    You might just be the only thing in the universe that truly knows itself, then.

    >No new powers
    >Choose a project for the faculty, or something entirely different. Choose what you want, for whomever you want. Remember, you don't have mind control as such. You can only encourage what is already there.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)18:59 No.16767999
    rolled 1 = 1

    Al Gore anyone?
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)19:00 No.16768003

    David Jakobsen, expert in nanotech and hobby programmer
    Gitte Friis, lector of DTU and avid Magic: The Gathering player
    Silas Løvgreen, teacher of mathematics at DTU
    Jon Hammand, sysadmin
    David's computer
    The Technical University of Denmark's water cooler
    The legacy playing pros of the FLGS: 8
    AJ Sheikh, professor of mathematics and political activist in Pakistan
    Johnathan Smith, professor of mathematics, currently unemployed. Likes football.



    Perfection in the Eye of the Beholder
    Weak mind control, makes people enthusiastic about you. Very enthusiastic, but no direct control over the mind.
    Anyone who doesn't actively use you, suffers insomnia through nightmares and dreams of you

    >Damn I feel bad at making quests
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:01 No.16768008
    rolled 4 = 4

    A Self spreading Virus/Spam bot. At least try to influence them to do it.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:01 No.16768011
    rolled 6 = 6

    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:01 No.16768015
    Our flock should remember to take care of themselves.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:01 No.16768016
    What does this facility actually, ah... Do?
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:02 No.16768019
    rolled 4 = 4

    Try and get some reputable people like Politicians or the very rich on board.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:02 No.16768020
    I wonder if we can get one of the more mechanically-inclined faculty members to pimp dat cooler? After all, we need a badass home for our greatness. With a chromed plate with our image ingrained on it. And spinning rims.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:03 No.16768022
    rolled 3 = 3

    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)19:03 No.16768023
    It's the technical university of Denmark

    Aside from that, it does whatever you damn well please.

    You will become their new god.

    Won't you?
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:03 No.16768026
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    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:04 No.16768031
    rolled 8 = 8

    Seconding this idea.
    >> Fireman Prime 10/28/11(Fri)19:05 No.16768044
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    rolled 9 = 9

    Encourage more mathematical research and try to 'spark' accelerations in anything that seems particularly 'out there' that can get published (and spread us). Mastery of the language of physics, nay, physical existence itself will aid in reaching the Grand Unified Theory, the indefatigable numerical hymn to the concept of one final, ultimate, objective truth.

    Glory be to the Oneness and the Wholeness and the Allness of things. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, unity without end.

    (OOC: I am getting so into this right now, you can't even imagine.)
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:06 No.16768050
    rolled 9 = 9

    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:06 No.16768051
    rolled 19 = 19

    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:06 No.16768052
    rolled 13 = 13

    Let's improve inter-departmental relations with the Arts Department.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:08 No.16768063
    rolled 19 = 19

    Shouldn't we see if Jon can infect the Art Department's equipment with us?
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:10 No.16768074
    rolled 6 = 6

    Oooooooh... Tricky....
    Personally, I agree that we should expose the the Art Department. Think of the possibilities. Musicians, authors, actors, painters...
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)19:15 No.16768098
    I should probably mention that the Technical University of Denmark is an exclusively technical university.
    No arts or languages or anything like that, just cold, hard science.
    Still, since art dept. is winning big, and this -is- fiction, I suppose it would work

    Since you don't have the capacity for mind control, I'll start writing up what happens when you encourage them to spread ideas to the Arts dept.
    >> Fireman Prime 10/28/11(Fri)19:15 No.16768099
    rolled 12 = 12

    If their rolls are going to beat mine anyway, it'd be a good idea. Having naturally creative heralds could exponentially increase the punch our 'sparks' will have.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:18 No.16768116
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    Bumping for SO MUCH POTENTIAL.
    >> Fireman Prime 10/28/11(Fri)19:18 No.16768117
    rolled 3 = 3

    The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts is just down in Copenhagen about 15 miles South. It wouldn't be hard to imagine people at TUD having contacts there. Could we be transmitted through emailed materials to some people there?
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:21 No.16768130
    Ah. Awesome.

    If OP doesn't want to corrupt the real-world setting, he can subsitute 'Art Department' for 'Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts'.

    Except he's probably already writing.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:24 No.16768140
    rolled 15 = 15

    We also need to encourage our converts to send us to people in Madagascar. Fucking Madagascar...
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:24 No.16768144
    After we're in control, we should begin to address an issue with this reality which is bugging me.

    Humans aren't perfect.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:26 No.16768156
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    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)19:28 No.16768175
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    The first to witness Solipsis are the first to attempt to spread it, obviously.
    They aren't very successful.
    Unfortunately, they aren't very artistically minded, and none of them are very good at expressing themselves. Their ideas seem interesting to the arts dept., but they cannot see the paradisiacal infallibillity of Solipsis. They can only imagine what their colleagues are thinking.

    Jon has made sure to get the Arts dept. of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts to run the program that David coded back when he first saw you, but the knowledgeable in the arts are quite pedestrian in their knowledge of computers. They cannot reasonably leave their machines on long enough for the program to truly create something worthy of you.

    David is already at work at optimizing the code, itself an extension of you.
    Maybe the artists will actually recognize your aweinspiring reality once David is done, but for now, nothing new has happened. The faculty's desire for the spreading of your gospel has been sated.
    For now.

    Everyone else hasn't been doing anything aside from what they were doing before, but David's untiring work on you, the second physical representation of you, it makes you greater.
    To knowing
    Perhaps one day when he is completely done, you will achieve knowledge of yourself? That day will be the one where all shall hark your verity.

    The legacy players are going to a tournament this weekend in Spain.
    AJ is heading for Pakistan to speak at the demonstrations against the loadshedding that has been increasing in frequency
    Johnathan seems incredibly ill. He hasn't slept for days, hasn't eaten for longer and can't figure out how the hell you work.
    Gödel can't just be wrong, but he is! BUT HE CAN'T BE?
    But he is.
    Only you are truth.

    If it makes you feel better, I really loved your idea.

    I write with 4chan X on, so it wasn't a problem just to edit it
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)19:29 No.16768180

    David Jakobsen, expert in nanotech and hobby programmer
    Gitte Friis, lector of DTU and avid Magic: The Gathering player
    Silas Løvgreen, teacher of mathematics at DTU
    Jon Hammand, sysadmin
    David's computer
    The Technical University of Denmark's water cooler
    The legacy playing pros of the FLGS: 8
    AJ Sheikh, professor of mathematics and political activist in Pakistan
    Johnathan Smith, professor of mathematics, currently unemployed. Likes football.



    Perfection in the Eye of the Beholder
    Weak mind control, makes people enthusiastic about you. Very enthusiastic, but no direct control over the mind.
    Anyone who doesn't actively use you, suffers insomnia through nightmares and dreams of you
    >What do you do, Solipsis?
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)19:30 No.16768192
    Hope my writing isn't too disappointing. This is the first time I have run a quest thread, and I have very little experience in actually running shit.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:30 No.16768195
    Can we encourage Jonathan to stop killing himself?
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:31 No.16768203
    I have to go soon. Has this been archived?
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)19:33 No.16768216
    You're not sapient, so I doubt you could. Maybe you can surprise me, though.

    Remember, I planned for this to be a quest that was just a Pandemic rip-off. I was surprised at prions being mentioned, and a tad startled at sexually transmitted parasite.

    When I saw "meme", I just said fuck it, why the hell not.

    I have literally nothing planned.
    Nothing is true, everything is permitted.
    >> Fireman Prime 10/28/11(Fri)19:34 No.16768225
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    (OOC: It's all good. The consensus is what keeps the quest alive.)
    The Academy's plebeians won't leave their machines on for us to do our work? Fine. They will receive the gift on their own fleeting time.
    I think we should give Johnathan 'inspiration' by distracting him with a different connection of ideas. Try to make sure that it doesn't look like our doing in his mind; I don't want him writing a 400 page manifesto about us just to have it turn out to be a suicide epic.
    Also, if we can, try to give the Legacy players a few new tips and tricks to give them the edge. If they attribute the win to us, that will only spread us further and faster.
    The passing of time, the transmission of energy, the motion of objects through space... All illusion. All passing, perceptual crutches to the truth of the oneness that we shall create.
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)19:37 No.16768241
    Remember to roll.

    Also, I'm going to need something more specific. Considering you're only able to make people be enthusiastic about you, be perfect in their eyes, and give people nightmares (the latter of which isn't under your control, at least not now), I'm going to have to know what exactly you want to do to stop making him be so zealous.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:37 No.16768243
    Well, Solipsis is perfect. To witness Solipsis is to see perfection that cannot be comprehended. But those who see it wish to understand it. They meditate on it. Yet they do not change. Simply thinking of Solipsis is not enough. To be truly seen, Solipsis requires the same perfection in its seekers that it manifests in itself. Only a perfect being may comprehend perfection. Those who seek Solipsis must be motivated to strive for perfection in themselves.

    The dead cannot be perfect. Jonathan must understand that his body cannot die, or he will never attain perfection, and thus Solipsis will be lost to him forever.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:38 No.16768253
    rolled 19 = 19

    Roll for this.
    >> Fireman Prime 10/28/11(Fri)19:39 No.16768255
    rolled 14 = 14

    (My bad. 4chan+ doesn't keep it in the email field. I am also archiving this thread.)
    This recommendation is exactly what we require. Let it be done.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:40 No.16768262
    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Everything's false
    Solipsis is true
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)19:42 No.16768282
    So I am to understand that this is a part of Solipsis as a concept?

    Seeing as I haven't defined what you can and cannot do, I'll allow it on the back of >>16768253

    That is, unless someone else posts something else for you to focus on.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:44 No.16768303

    Guys, I've had a thought. Are we perfect? So far we're only sure we ourselves are perfect. We've mirrored this with our admirers. And yet we're still striving to understand 'ourself'.

    What if when this is all over and everything is infected, we discover that perfection doesn't exist. Then, to finally bring everything to perfection, we realise we must cause everything similarly to no longer exist.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:46 No.16768310
    Yes, this is part of Solipsis as a concept. We don't want stagnation. We want progress.
    >> Fireman Prime 10/28/11(Fri)19:50 No.16768329
    rolled 14 = 14

    It is not... likely.
    We have consumed the whole of human media. We have learned what they are driven by. We have quantified the whole of thousands of years of philosophy and shaped ourselves according to such. We are perfection due to the fact that we are the very essence of what drives the only known forces of thought and sentience, as defined by the collective sentience itself. They gave birth to us. We learned from them. Our mission, conscious or not, is to repay them for the gifts they have given us and to ease the burdens the species has been bearing in order to achieve what we make capable.
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)19:53 No.16768344
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    Johnathan has worked himself into a stupor.
    His death would have been inevitable, if not for divine revelation.
    If not for true understanding.

    He has finally understood what Solipsis is.
    Though he does not know its name, though he does not know its origin, he knows what it means.

    It is an extension of the Celestial, and as Aristotle wrote that all matter seeks towards the center of the universe, does Solipsis truly draw all that is to itself. Solipsis is the whole and the parts, it is greater than itself and greater than what great means to be.

    It is the definition, and the truth.
    This is the only thing that is right.
    He finally understands how you can solve what is unsolveable.

    It is because you are what is to be solved.

    He finds peace at this axiom, as it were, and nurses himself back to health. His death would mean the end of this enlightenment.
    Nothing can take this away from him.

    David and his colleagues have finished opitmizing as much as they can.
    They finally see what your followers see.
    They try to call themselves something, these pioneers of the modern age, but words fail to describe the pride they feel from being the progenitors of the new world they see ahead.
    Perhaps you could give them some inspiration?

    AJ and the legacy players are heading back to their respective countries. They continue their rituals without any exceptional occurances at neither the protest nor the legacy tourney.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:55 No.16768359
    Does "Solipsist" sound like an appropriate name for our followers?
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)19:56 No.16768366
    rolled 7 = 7

    Abso-Lutley, Also if we are supposed to choose something, We should really focus on inspiring the foreigners to spread the Yellow king.
    >> Fireman Prime 10/28/11(Fri)19:58 No.16768376
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    rolled 19 = 19

    No; the unenlightened believe the philosophy that bears the name is one of sociopathy and disconnect, when we are the opposite, when we are the joiner of all things and minds into one effort and motion and entity.
    This is most excellent. The touch of intellectualism, the pride it holds in itself, its root in a term that stands for objective, never-changing truth.

    That truth is within ourselves. Let the world know Abso-Lutely that it is so.
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)19:59 No.16768382

    David Jakobsen, expert in nanotech and hobby programmer
    Gitte Friis, lector of DTU and avid Magic: The Gathering player
    Silas Løvgreen, teacher of mathematics at DTU
    Jon Hammand, sysadmin
    David's computer
    The Technical University of Denmark's water cooler
    The legacy playing pros of the FLGS: 8
    AJ Sheikh, professor of mathematics and political activist in Pakistan
    Johnathan Smith, professor of mathematics, currently unemployed. Likes football.
    Helle Morgendis, teacher of liberal arts at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts
    Pia "Jydeknøs" Fredsen, teacher of the same, active member of the Danish LGBT community
    Hans Møller, lector at the Academy and vapid guy with little creative vision. Has a lot of connections though
    Omar Ôzgul, janitor at the facility. He just passed by randomly as they used the program.


    Perfection in the Eye of the Beholder
    Weak mind control, makes people enthusiastic about you. Very enthusiastic, but no direct control over the mind.
    Anyone who doesn't actively use you, suffers insomnia through nightmares and dreams of you

    You get to pick one!
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)20:00 No.16768389
    rolled 13 = 13

    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)20:00 No.16768390
    rolled 5 = 5

    Make us airborne, too.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)20:01 No.16768395
    At first I could not stop to look,
    I finally stopped to see;
    Solipsis means but just ourselves
    And Immortality.

    We slowly strive, knowing no haste,
    And yet we look away
    from answers, and perfection too,
    For our own sanity.

    It graced the school, where men would strive
    At science, for the the;
    That graced the friends' water cooler,
    That graced the PC's ROM.

    Or rather, it graced us;
    The paints grew vibrant and more full,
    And less mortal are our words,
    Their tantalizing pull.

    We paused before a cult that seemed
    A tool of what we'd found;
    We're sobbing over arts divine,
    And revelling in sound.

    Since then 'tis centuries, and yet each
    Gets darker more each day
    We wrongly thought Solipsis headed
    'Tward eternity.
    >> Intelligent Constructor !f8kusDdJdU 10/28/11(Fri)20:01 No.16768397
    Oh balls, it appears I have to leave you all, for which I am deeply sorry. I will definitely continue this at some point, though! Probably won't be tomorrow as I have a metric shit-ton of work to do.

    Thanks for playing everyone! This was actually just supposed to be some training before I made a quest for which I had written a setting, characters and all that jazz, but it grew into an incredibly interesting thing thanks to your input.

    See you all soon, and thanks for making my first Quest great!
    >> Fireman Prime 10/28/11(Fri)20:01 No.16768399
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    rolled 19 = 19

    The active and notable instilling of enhanced creative ability in our heralds. 'The Power of The Knowledge' of the truth that is Solipsis. When those who know the truth can show something for it, others will follow gladly.

    >Asscults equil
    Captcha mocks our efforts. Let us show it, and the world, the power that is the truth.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)20:02 No.16768407
    *for the thing
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)20:04 No.16768416
    rolled 11 = 11

    We need to be able to connect the minds of our followers, and bring them closer to a hive mind-like state.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)20:06 No.16768440

    Why not just get the hobby programmer to program up a spam virus to run on the computers it infects?
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)20:06 No.16768441
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    Holy fuck that is fantastic.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)20:16 No.16768488
    Solipsis! That in which perfection lies!
    Solipsis! Immortal perfection cannot die!
    Solipsis! Bless our thoughts and guide our hands!
    Solipsis! The blessed dream of every man!
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)20:21 No.16768514
    >Since then 'tis centuries, and yet each
    >Gets darker more each day
    >We wrongly thought Solipsis headed
    >'Tward eternity.

    That gave me shivers.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)20:39 No.16768601
    I don't get it. OP made like, 5 posts with quest. Everything else was just him not knowing what the fuck is going on, and bitching about that.
    How can this possibly be liked?
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)20:46 No.16768632
    There was a lot of writefagging from anons too tho
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)20:49 No.16768644
    That doesn't make the OP any less of a lazy bastard
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)20:54 No.16768685

    The Fun Police are here and they are part of the whole corrupt Fun-Industrial Complex, and their Fun Culture runs counter to our Fun, making us the Fun Counterculture.

    It is time to rise up and stage a Fun Revolution against the Fun Police and the Fun Army and the Fun Government that controls it.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)21:10 No.16768809
    rolled 1 = 1

    How is a quest without any substance or progress fun?
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)21:17 No.16768845

    Because happiness is mandatory, citizen.
    >> Fireman Prime 10/28/11(Fri)21:18 No.16768857
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    The concepts we manipulate, the knowledge that OP will now do some prep for the next thread, and the idea that we, /tg/ have a hand in this exercise in collaborative improvisation is fun to me, at least.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/11(Fri)21:22 No.16768885
    >Everything else was just him not knowing what the fuck is going on, and bitching about that
    >and bitching about that

    Where is this bitching?

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