>First thread:>Second thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/26458155/>Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArchmagisterkunYour name is Hairy McTerrorcastle. A student of Magic at the Fifth Circle Academy, at the age fifteen you embarked into a journey through the Intricacies of Summoning Magic.After clearing your first class, and making some friends, you established yourself as something of the lead student in Summoning. The Magister, Pythianne, a cheerful buxom lady who takes great delight in things Things That Should Not Be, seems to have taken a shining to you.You summoned an Imp, whom you named Bowie but have since learned his actual name is something closer to Haztoraxifeliv. You've tried pronouncing but aren't very good at it. You'll get better.After a trip to the Library, where you encountered the odd Librarian, you gathered four books, came back to your Dorm, and began studying.After powering through a book and a chunk of another, you took a break to try a new spell you learned, and projected yourself into the Entropic Plane. Or at least, you tried to - you aren't sure. Nothing here makes sense.After eating a musical ball of light that filled your head with a lullaby, you encountered a strange man hanging from a tree that wasn't there five seconds ago. He proceeded to (mockingly) inform you that you were in fact, standing on the Sky. You proceeded to fall onto the 'clouds', which turned out to be sand.He has now asked you to dance. You asked for music, but he said you had it.
>>26464615>aaand I forgot to include the link to the first thread because I'm forgetful. http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/26439322/SPELLS KNOWN:>Cantrips>>Compass (Divination)>>Light (Element)>Summon Imp (Summoning)>Astral Projection (Summoning)>Channel Summoning (Summoning)>Magic Circle (Abjuration)Friends:LuthariusDrazeenJaqul(?)Haztoraxifeliv(?)Enemies:None(?)Skills:>Elemental 10>Illusion 10>Force 10>Enchantment 5>Healing 3>Alchemy 5>Abjuration 7>Summoning 17>Divination 10>???? 20>Blood 10>???? 5>???? 5>Actions?
Rolled 62>>26464655Start singing your favourite David Bowie song and start dancing!
Rolled 82>>26464655Make some music out of sheer will
Rolled 61>>26464666>>26464696There already is music. Read the posts. We just don't hear it.>Listen to the music. Listen to the dance of the clouds.
>>26464712>>26464696>>26464666You aren't entirely sure what he means by claiming you have the music all along. This is beginning to sound like one of those trite fairy tales but... well why not?You close your eyes. And begin to listen. The world is still quiet, disturbingly so. He doesn't even make a noise as he sways slightly on his rope, and all you can hear is your heartbeat and your breathing.Your heartbeat. Is that what he means? Well... it's not really something you can dance to all that well... but you'll give it a try.You try to waltz to your heartbeat, it's steady resounding beat all you focus on. Eyes sealed shut, you continue the dance as long as you can, feeling your heartbeat escalate as you dance faster and faster and faster.When you're out of breath and tired, you open your eyes to see if perhaps the Hanged Man has found your 'dancing' suitable.He's in your arms. When did that...? He... all of a sudden, you can feel his weight, his soft white robes. His sole eye staring into yours. His grinning face."Yo͟ú ̛̛st҉o͜͞ṕ̧͠p͞͞e͘d̕͜͜.̕">Response>
Rolled 94>>26464772>"Indeed. Did you like the dance?"
Rolled 10Now it's your turn to lead the dance.
Rolled 35>>26464772"My apologies, but us mortals tire easily. Did you enjoy the dance?"
Rolled 70>>26464800>>26464846>>26464846All three at once.
Rolled 25>>26464846>>26464844>>26464800"My apologies, but us mortals tire easily. Did you enjoy the dance?" He cocks his head to the side, making an exaggerated hmmm'ing noise."A̡̡ś f̷̀͡a͝r͡ ̴͝a̴͠s̢̕͡ d̶a͠n҉c̴e͡s ́͟g͘҉͝o̴͡͏,͘ ́iţ̸ ̶w͢ąs̷̛͜ n̶̴̕i̵͢c̡e̴.͟"He grins, and swipes a leathery tongue over them. A single eye blinks at you from the tip of the tongue before retreating back into his mouth."Shouldn't you show me how it's done then?"It cocks an eyebrow at you, before grinning so hard it's entire face crunches up from it. It's a little creepy."O͘͢h̸́?͜͏ ͝Ḩ̸ow̴ ͟͠͏f̀͠͠or͘w͘a̶͜r̢͢d̷͜!̴̧͜"
Rolled 49>>26464885Show me your moves!
Rolled 57>>26464885This is going to be interesting. In before we lose our sanity.
Rolled 35>>26464928In before dancing is magic, and he's showing us everything.
Rolled 12>>26464885Let us dance once more!
Rolled 68>>26464958Of course dancing is magic. Everything is magic in the wonderful world of entropy.
>>26464885>sorry about the wait had to answer the phoneHe whirls you around, spins and twirls, dips you and throws you until monochrome world becames a mad blur of black grey and white, until the sand whips at your feet as he moves you, but you never stop staring into his eye.You can't stop. You couldn't break your gaze if you tried and try you did. It's sickly white colour seemed to encompass everything, devour everything, until it was all that was, is and ever will be."D̸̴̸̨͞a̴̛͘͜͝ń̸͠c̢͢é̷̶͘͟ ҉͢à̛͘n̶̢͡ḑ̵̧̀͞ ̵́͠s̶̕͜͡i̧͜͠n̸̶̢͜͡g̴͏̀̀ ͠҉a̷̕n̵͞ḑ̶̴̴͠ ̛͝͞͝d͜͡͡a͏̴̀́ņ̷̸͝c̵̵҉e̶̢͘ ̛͟͢͠͠a͏n͏̵d̨͘҉͟ ̸̷̡s̀͘͞͠į͢҉͝ǹ͡g̴̛͡!̵̸̢̀̕ ̶̧͠O̴̶̡͘n͘͠͝e̛͟͟ ̷̨́w͞ì̶̧̀t̶̵̡͜h̶̀͘҉o͏̸̡͏ú̴t̡̛҉͠ ̶͜͡t̴̀͠h̷́͜e͘͟͢͢ ̢̨̢͝͏o̢͜ţ̀h͜͝͡ȩ͘͟͟r̛̛͜͝͠ ͝͝į̵̛͞͞s̶̢͟ ̸͠e҉̛m̀̀͞p̶̷̨͡t҉̴̸̷̧y̷̡̨̛͢ ̷҉̨a҉̵̸̴̀n̸͘d͢ ́́͟h̶́͢o̵͝҉̴l̨̨͟͝l̡̡̀̀o̵͘͡͏̛w̴͢͞͏͠!҉̛͏͝ ̸͘T̨̡h̢̨̨́͟ŗ̸́͝o̴̧͞͏u̷̢͜͞g͘͡͝͞͠h̨͏҉̧͜ ̷̛͠L̵͞i͏̡̢f̶͜é̸̷ ̡͘a҉̶̢̀ņ͢d҉̷̢̀͡ ̷̀͠D͟͟͞è̵̕͘a̧̢̧̡͜ţh̕͝ ͜͢͝͞͡a̷̷̕n̛͠҉̢́ḑ̴͘͠͞ ̵̸͡͞Ĺ̨̡͏͝i̛͜f̛҉e̸̸͢ ͏̢͝a͡͡g̸̛̀̕͞a̸̵̛͘̕i̶͢n͘͏̷!̛̕ ̸̴̢D̷̡̛͜͝a̶̴͜҉̡n̵̡c͡e̷̕͟͡ ̧̀͠͞á͠n̢̡͢͟d҉ ̶͝͝s͘͠i̡̛͘͞n̷͜͡g̷̨ ̵̶̨̢́a҉͟͢ǹ̸̵͝d͘͡ ̡d̸́a̵̶̵n̵̕c̷̕̕̕e̡҉̶ ̷́͞a̢̧ń̡̛̀d̸̷̨ ̷͞͏̧͠s̸͟҉̸i̸̶n̕͜g̨̀͜!̨҉̴͟!"The whirling dervish of feet and sand stops. The cloud of sand kicked up by your now tired and sore feet settles.Your arms are empty, but your head is not."N̡ot ye͘t,͏ ͠no̡t́ y͞e̴t,͜ n͞o,͟ no̷,̨ too̴ ̢b͟ad͢,́ ̡so s̶ad...́ t̸h͘ou͜g̸h͞t we h̛ad a ͟f́r̕ien̕d.͢">cont.
>>26465057The sand springs to life, swirling around you in a facsimile of your mad dance, swallowing you whole until all you can see is a single hole in the sky, where a bright white orb stares down at you. The orb blinks.You wake with a jolt. The door to your dorm shuts quietly as Jaqul gives you an inquisitive look."...?" He doesn't say anything though as he shuffles over to his desk and drops a set of books onto it.>It is thirty minutes to curfew.>Actions?
Rolled 79Rush to our teacher, and tell her what has transpired.
Rolled 60>>26465072Do any of our books mention the entropic plane? Read about that.
Rolled 11>>26465072Go and get a quick bite to eat.
Rolled 18>>26465109Oh crap this. I'm not sure if that apple counted for anything
Rolled 30>>26465072Have we had dinner yet? Otherwise make yourself ready for bed and look if any of your books have info on the entropic plane.>>26465091Do this tomorrow. As nice as she is I don't want to be stuck with her at night because of the curfew or something.
Rolled 17We should go to our teacher.She mentioned things from there were fatal before.
>>26465137>>26465091Kinda gotta agree with these guys, after all if we don't learn from it, the expedition was useless.
Rolled 92>>26465153>>26465137>>26465091>>26465109You debate whether to rush and tell Magister Pythianne about what just transpired. Then your stomach interjects to remind you that all you've eaten dinner. You rush down to the kitchen to whip up something quick, before running as fast as you can to the Summoning Chambers. This could be a breakthrough! On your first day!You navigate the Chambers as best you can before reaching her office and knock on the door. There is no answer.>Actions?
Open the door, surely this is important enough to warrant breaking curfew.
>>26465170>fuck shit balls>'all you've eaten today has been breakfast and lunch not dinner'
>>26465170Ask someone if there's other people around.If not, start screeching at the top of our lungs.
Rolled 96>>26465153>>26465137Of course we have to talk with her about this. But we don't need talk RIGHT NOW.>>26465170Come back tomorrow first thing in the morning. You don't have to act like your attention-span and planning skill can only be measured in minutes.
>>26465206The last person experimenting in that place DIED, of goddamn course we should break curfew.
>>26465202>>26465206Actually, change me to this, I don't think screeching is actually a good idea. Going to that plane probably isn't even a big deal to her.
>>26465240Nigga, you even reading the quest?EXPERIENCED MAGES HAVE DIED DOING WHAT WE JUST DID.AND THIS IS OUR FIRST DAY
>>26465259They didn't die just from Astral Projection though did they? I don't remember.
Rolled 84>>26465219That one died after because he decided to summon, alone and without supervision, against explicit warnings and without proper preparation one of the named demons, which as said to be the strongest. We did nothing of the sort.We used the astral projection, which was described as an extraordinarily safe way of exploring other planes without risk to yourself. Additionally, we ALREADY SURIVED it. There no immediate need to tell her.You are like the little child who, after having been told that smoking is bad, eats some chocolate and immediately after runs to its mother because it is afraid whether eating chocolate is also bad.
Rolled 67>>26465259And lets actually put it off as it was something we always do. Make us seem more like a badass and a powerful mage to the other students.
Rolled 39>>26465259>>26465282You are not reading the quest. One STUDENT died after SUMMONING a high level demon. This has nothing to do with us. In fact what we did doesn't even directly fit the domain of the teacher we have run to. She is the teacher for summoning/binding. Astral projection sounds like it would be general magic. Even if it is probably used to explore the planes of summons.
>>26465302First, you're making up half of those details, but you are right it was a summoning.Two, its safe, but fact is, is that we let it into our head, meaning in my opinion, it still has power over us enough to pop our head open.
Rolled 18>>26465337We know he did it without supervision. We had been explicitly warned against named demons in our very first lesson, it can be safely assumed that the student had been warned at some point. Obviously, the preparations were not sufficient, otherwise there would have been no problem.I agree to your second point and think we should tell a teacher. However, the creature seemed to like us and didn't harm us despite having plenty time to do so. I'm sure we have some time to deal with it and, this being a story, having a link to a friendly, extraplanar being in our head is pretty awesome.
>>26465240>>26465206>sorry, more phone callsYou decide this is, in retrospect, probably a bad idea now that the adrenaline is gone.You turn to leave, and maybe make it back to your dorm but directly behind you is a familiar figure in extravagant red robes. The Archmagister."Little late for a bit of tutoring." He says cheerfully. He seems... hazy. Literally. He's surrounded by a strangle, purple haze. You're fairly sure that wasn't there before.>response?
>>26465385yes lets just wait, also this reminds of a game i played, might and magic something? it was an rpg, damn that game was good
>>26465403Tell him you were experimenting with a new spell and rushed over here.
Rolled 2>>26465403dropped your name>Sorry, I had a weird situation in the entropic plane and in my adrenalin rush ran here. Looking back I should have waited until tomorrow.>But now that you are here, maybe you can make sense of what happened? I mean, if you have time?
>>26465445>so I did>I'm getting a bit sloppy due to some irl stress but it should be sorted now...hopefully
Rolled 46>>26465468It's fine, don't rush yourself.
I paid a little visit to the entropic plane after self teaching myself astral projecting.And, I'm now seeing things that weren't there before, just wanted to ask my teacher if that was normal.
>thought you were done for the night>went on /d/ for a while>Come back to /tg/ and find this.Why you do this to me, Archy?
>>26465444>>26465493>>26465445You wonder what exactly you should tell him in an attempt to avoid curfew. "Well... I was playing around with a new spell and I wanted to ask the Magister if seeing things that weren't there before was a normal side effect."He scratches his chin at that. "Hmm. No spells I know of that would do that. Not in Summoning at least. I assume it was summoning?" You affirm so. "Well! This doesn't all that good! To err on the side of caution, you should probably get checked out by Magister Gareth." Before you can protest (or not), he grabs you lightly by the shoulder, and you feel a strange twisting sensation that reminds you of the dance.The cool bordering on frigid air of the Summoning Chambers gives way to pleasant warmth tinged with plants and herbs you can't place. You glance around and see several white empty white beds, a crackling fireplace, and a tired looking unshaven man in forest green robes."Jasper. What is it now." He says in a tone that expects something horrible. The Archmagister just pushes you forward slightly."Oh, possible spell side effect. Hallucinations, apparently, Gareth. Be a dear, won't you?" The Magister sighs, rolls his shoulders, and exhales.Magic. It washes over you with the force of a gale wind, whipping the fire and spilling sheets. Your robes billow in the wind and you almost feel like you might be blown away by it but it's... so warm... and inviting. It reminds you of your mother's hugs, and huddling with a blanket before a fire on a winter's night. It reminds you of home and everything good about that.The Magister scratches his chin. "Better?"You glance at the Archmagister. He's still purple and hazy.>Response?
>>26465525Because I'm a terrible person. I'm having something of a whirlwind day. I thought I was done there too but apparently not.
Rolled 3>>26465549>"Archmagister, are you currently enveloped in a purple and hazy aura? Also that spells feel different now. The teleportation reminded me of when I danced in the entropic plane.
Rolled 44>>26465572BTW, we probably gained a new sense. We can now see magic.
Gonna go ahead and say that you might want to get into the habit of archiving threads at the start and then updating them when they're over so as to prevent misarchival trolls.
>>26465610But those are fun! At least the one who still keep the proper tags.
Rolled 96>>26465572>>26465583>>26465596"... Archmagister... are you normally enveloped in a purple and hazy aura...?" You point out. Gareth glances at the Archmagister."Yes. Yes he is." He says with a tired voice and an equally tired sigh. "False alarm then." You debate telling them about dancing in the entropic plane, but think better of it for now.At the very least you seem in the clear right now. "Well! Now that that's all settled!" The Archmagister grips you by the shoulder again. "Back to bed with you!" The twisting sensation returns and... you blink. The roof of your dorm room is what you see, and you are... lying on the bed.Jaqul is sleeping. That was... a small adventure in itself you suppose. At least you didn't get in trouble?In any case. You need to get some sleep.>cont.
Rolled 22>>26465622Aww, I wanted to trust the Archmage. Well, let's talk with our teacher tomorrow!
>>26465616It's not fun when you get shit like the time Predator Quest got archived as 'Rape Quest'.
>>26465622You sleep soundly, but your dreams are haunted with sand and laughing voices. A glowing single white eye stares down upon your from your dream-sky as a crescent mouth of stars mocks you."D̕A̷͜NCE͏̧ ̴A̛͟҉Ǹ̴͠D̶͝ S̡I̛҉͝N̴G̨ ͏̴A̵̶Ń́͘D҉ ͘DĄ̵N̵C͢͝E͏͏ ̧̡A̢Ń̛D̴̕ ́S҉҉I̕N͢G̢!̢̕͞"You wake with another start. It is currently 6am. Jaqul is still sleeping soundly.>It is time to set up your schedule for the week!>We could go through each day, but that'd be slow.>Six days this week in which you can assign different tasks. Study (and if so what), Research in the Library, Tutoring with Pythianne, Socialise (with whom), or Bond with Bowie.>If you'd like to inform Pythianne of your little Astral Trip, that's fine. This is just setting up the basic format for time progression.>Regardless of what you choose to schedule in each day, please roll 1d100!>Scheduling for today?>Inform Pythianne?
>>26465673Inform her of crazy plane so hard.
Rolled 36>>26465680Whoops forgot my dice
Rolled 100>>26465673Yes to informing Puthianne.And are we putting one task per day or what? If it's more than one, how many can we put per day?
Rolled 82>>26465673Inform Pythianne.I also want to socialise with other people in our class if we have time; earn some followers or allies, and figure out who our enemies are (probably that dark skinned girl?)
>>26465712And it's decided. Thank you for making this easy
Rolled 58>>26465712Well shit.I'd wanted to say we need to study infernal summoning more, but wanteed to hold off specific things until I got the limitations worked out more.
>>26465722>infernal summoningSpeaking of which, Qm said we get a +5 bonus to infernals. Should that have been on our sheet thing >>26464655 ?
>>26465712Luckiest fucking quest on /tg/
Rolled 52>>26465673I say yes to informing her.And allocate one day to socializing with Lutharius and Drazeen.
Rolled 30>>26465673I suggest we try to be tutored twice per week. As we are only allowed to summon stuff under supervision at the moment, Browie bonding time will be after that.How much time is take um by the regular lessons? I currently assume it's the whole noon and part of afternoon?We should study more about the entropic planes and what things there are that CAN harm astral projections. Be prepared and stuff.We should sozialise every morning (maybe make a habit of cooking breakfast for everyone?) and one or two afternoons after school.>>26465712Agreed.
>>26465680>>26465712>>26465722>I was thinking of limiting it to just one task per day for simplicity's sake, but with some further thinking, I'll make it three. One for the morning, one for the afternoon and one for the evening.You set off to inform Pythianne of your (mis)adventure. If anyone can make heads or tails of it, surely she can? She probably can. You hope.Making it to her office, bothered by none and seeing nobody with the exception of the Magister of Force (Ranaviel? Ranafiel? Something like that) doing laps around a Courtyard.After a brief knock, it swings open automatically this time. She looks up from some scrolls and a cup of coffee."Oh? OH! Hello! Thought you were Jasper or Dio or someone but hello! No class today you know, so need to be so early, unless you weren't actually here for class at all and just wanted to talk. Do you want to talk? Talking's fine!"She takes another sip of coffee. You can see the energy levels increasing.You relate to her the story of your Astral Travel to the Plane of Entropy. At the end of it, she looks torn between scolding you and hugging you. She does both. Crushing you against her bosom in what you're sure is a magically enhanced hug, she shakes you from side to side whilst simultaneously giving you a stern reprimand. "That was very dangerous and is the kind of unsupervised magic we want to stamp out! But ohmygod you got in?! You ATE IT TOO?! THAT WAS VERY DANGEROUS AND YOU SHOULDN'THAVEDONETHATBUTIDIDITTOOSOIGUESSICAN'TREALLYTALKBUTI'MAMAGISTER!"She pauses, not even breathlessly, only doing so to take yet another sip of coffee as she releases you. Now you remember where you heard the tune! It was the same one she was humming when she was drawing the Circle!"Now. What do you have to say for yourself?">Response?
>>26465806I can kinda see magic now? Is that stuff normal or not? Also where and what was that place?
Rolled 47>>26465806>YOU SHOULDN'THAVEDONETHATBUTIDIDITTOOBest teacher ever.>Response?"I knew I remembered that tune! It's what you were humming while you drew the circle! Umm umm I mean I won't be doing any more dangerous and or unsupervised magic?"
Rolled 91>>26465806With how many times we have to read stuff, I suggest you slow down the rate at which we learn things. If we can learn three spells per day and stuff we will have an arsenal of magic within two weeks.
>>26465854Learning plateaus, yo.
>>26465854You likely won't be learning any new spells for a while; the weekly progression is mostly to build skills/social links without having to sit through day to day life.
Rolled 79>>26465806>"Are you sure you want to drink that much coffee? You are already so hyper. Not that I mind or anything...!"
Rolled 80Honestly?I wanna see if I can dance as well as I did back then.
Rolled 2>>26465806I'm sure we've all seen those scenes in tv or movies that are exactly like this. So we play it like that.Quick apology where we're like "I'm so sorry and I won't do it again" but then quickly get all talky fast like she is and be all BUT IT WAS SOOOSUPERCOOLANDIDANCEDANDITWASCUHRAAAZY!!!!!
>>26465853>>26465922>>26465880"I knew I remembered that tune! It's what you were humming while you drew the circle! Umm umm I mean I won't be doing any more dangerous and or unsupervised magic?" You bow deeply to show how (un)apologetic you are. Face it, you'd do it again in a heartbeat wouldn't you?"I'm really sorry and it won't happen again but IT WAS SO COOL!" She grabs your hands and begins bouncing up and down. You decided to do it as well, for symmetry. Yes. Symmetry."AAAAHHHH I KNOW I KNOW! I DIDN'T MEET WHO YOU MET, I MET SOME OTHER GUY IN ROBES WHO TALKED ABOUT BOOKS AND MAGIC AND POETRY BUT IT WAS SO COOL~!"The two of you bounce there like energetic ferrets for a bit longer. She sighs wistfully, and drains the rest of her coffee in one gulp. "I'd love to chat more about this, but I have to help the Archmagister with a side project. Have a good day and DON'T get into any mischief!"She zips to the door and pauses in the middle of it to look back at you. "Atleastnotwheni'mnotaroundokay?" With that, she's gone.That went well.>Scheduling?
>>26465990When do we have class, so we know not to put anything during that time?
>>26466028Summoning Class takes up the first part of the First day of the Week. The rest of the week is supposed to be spent doing individual research and practicing the Spells known.
>>26465990summon Bowiewe must learn to speak his name and he might also know something of what we did when we astral projected?
Rolled 41>>26466049>>26466049i forgot to roll
Rolled 70>>26466049Aren't we only allowed to summon stuff in the presence of teachers? I'm sure this particular activity can wait until the teacher is back and can tutor us.Let's read something about the entropic plane. Maybe talk with your friends about what spells they learned so far, widen our horizon.
>>26466049>>26466091>Talk to Bowie at some point, and read about the Entropic plane? Is that your plan for today?
Rolled 66>>26466048kay>Tuesday [today]Study infernal summoning, tutoring with Pythianne (if we can), read the book about names>Wednesday More names book, bond with Bowie, tutoring with Pythianne (hopefully we can summon Bowie back and show that off)>ThursdayExplore the fuck out of planes with astral projection>FridayHang out with friends, something else (not sure really)>SaturdayHang with friends some more, tutoring with Pythianne>SundayResearch in library / study on whatever we have in class the next day>Monday [next week]Class, Study whatever we worked on a bit moreHonestly, I want to do tutoring with Pythianne as much as possible, but I kinda worry about scheduling a fuckton of it if she has duties as a Magister. This whole set up a schedule thing seems kinda ehhh. Not sure if this is gonna work out, Archy.
>>26466142The alternative is time-skipping the rest of the week. Would you rather that? The schedule is supposed to give you room to actually do things (and let time pass).
>>26466151I'm starting to wonder if we actually have a good idea of what you want us to do. Are we supposed to stuff the schedule full, or are we supposed to leave room for things to happen? Is this basically letting us pick a week's worth of progression to stat boost us to deal with plot, or are you just stalling because you don't have plot worked out or what? If it's the former, I'll sit down and try to work something out, but if it's the latter you should just end this and come back when you have something prepared that's a bit more than stat grinding.
Rolled 17>>26466142>This whole set up a schedule thing seems kinda ehhh.I thinks its acceptable as a very rough guideline but I don't expect us to actually follow the schedule that much.I think we should keep some of the important bits that need a fixed schedule (The tutoring for example) and determine how big a portion the other stuff should get. Like "Hang around with friends every now and then" "Try to spend three afternoons studying in the library."Most of it is too variable to predict. For example, I want to keep Bowie here as long as we can, but how long that is depends on our rolls.
>>26466132I agree with this.
>>26466192I do have a plot worked out, but it's mostly because this is, at it's heart, a School - albeit one full of Magic. This is your second day. Part of me wasn't expecting the wild shenanigans we've experienced today (I keep reminding myself to never underestimate the players but it keeps happening).Springing plot elements on you right now feels kind of... rushed to me? It's your first few days of the Academy and OH LOOK HERE COMES ADVENTURE.
>>26466230It's not that we need to move down a breakneck pace into plot, but it was moving at a reasonable pace but you've suddenly slowed it to a glacial crawl with this weeklong schedule thing and I really don't see the point in it or understand it.This is taking so long that any time it could have saved by planning it out instead of doing it one day at a time has been lost.
>>26466252Well, a compromise. It's been around... 10 hours? Since I started today's quest, so we'll call it a day around now. Decide what you want to spent the next week or so doing, and when I start up Academy Quest III on Wednesday, we'll jump straight into whatever's happening?
>>26466282We should learn more about Bowie and maybe making him a permanent familiar.
>>26466282Fuck it. Spend the entire week reading the Succubi book. Fuck friends, fuck tutoring with Pythianne, fuck the library, fuck astral projecting, fuck Bowie, and fuck learning his terrible little fucking name.There. Week long schedule.
So OP.We started at something along 11 PM in my place.We've ended at 1PM.You're ruining my life here.A.K.A Have my damn babies
Rolled 61>>26466331Forgot my roll
>archived at http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/26464615/We'll settle everything properly on Wednesday (2100 4chan time). Hopefully I'll see you all then.Lord, has it really been ten-eleven hours?
>>26466478STOP RUINING MY SLEEPING PATTERNS!KEEP MAKING THREADS! NEVER STOP!
>>26466540Sleeping patterns are for assholes
>>26466540No.Polite sage because thread is over.
Rolled 39>>26466192>>26466230My thoughts on time-skips etc: QMs tend to fill everything with super-special stuff all the time players are in control. But nothing happens when they aren't. This is kind of inevitable and should be taken into consideration. If we always decide to have time-skips and know that nothing will happen in that time and conversely know that as soon as it ends special stuff will happens it feels unnatural.On the other hand, we don't want to play through days and weeks of boring stuff where nothing happens.There have been several ways of handling or not handling this. The one I like most is this: We play through everything in the beginning. Detail varies depending on activity of course, but even if nothing special happens, we use this opportunity to establish our character.When a similar situation arises you need slightly less input from us, because we already somewhat know how McTerrorcastle would act. When a similar situation (for example lessons) come around repeatedly you need to write less and less and we need to give less detail to our suggestions.This way we will still play through situations one by one for now but the next week will take maybe half as long as this one did and after a month we only play through the highlights and the rest can be summarized in a post or two. Unless we intentionally want to change something for example.This combines the best of two worlds, I think. We get to actually play the character instead of making this into a strategy game with playable parts inbetween. We are not bogged down by endless repetitions of the same stuff. And as a consequence you are not tempted to keep us entertained by continuously throwing in more over the top stuff to spice up an otherwise boring quest.
Rolled 33>>26466230Small tip: The way you use dice there will continue to be several nat 100s per thread. It was fun so far but I for one know that if this continues I will be bored by the Mary Sue MC and drop this quest within a dozen threads. It happened before.Nat 100s are awesome for plot hooks or discovering cool stuff like we did so far. But when overdone it will quickly turn stupid and grotesque.
Rolled 70>>26466667By this I mean: There have been between 3 and 14 rolls in between your posts. Crits happen at 1 and 100. This gives a chance of between ~5.6% and ~24.6% to roll a crit. It would have been exceedingly unusual for us not to roll crits.