Peter Parker Quest, Issue #5Rules: http://pastebin.com/w5G3aG3YCharacter sheet: http://pastebin.com/q1AqTT5hMy twitter: https://twitter.com/QuestOpLast night, you found a bagged up computer hard drive and a bag that said it was property of your father, Richard Parker, in a concealed area of your basement. Seemed like the thing hadn’t been touched for years, probably left there by your father before the accident.Stunned by the sight of it, you grabbed them along with a general chemistry book and moved up to your room, closing the compartment behind you and making sure things we left like you came in before you moved up to your room, making sure your windows blonds were shut and your door was locked. You tried to open the bag, only to see that there was a lock on it. While you could have forced it open, it might have caused enough noise to wake your Aunt and Uncle. So you sat there and stared, wondering what your father could have put in these things to cause him to hide them away in a secret compartment…Not to mention, meeting with Eddie Brock. The newspaper you bought the other day sits on your table with the article on the Black Cat and J Jonah Jameson’s talk of a reward on top, the author’s name, after giving it a look is certainly Eddie Brock, which brought you back to remembering what you had heard that morning.And, of course, there’s always that matter of Smythe hanging over your head, like Damocles’ sword.Needless to say, you didn’t sleep much that night.Your alarm blares in the morning as you blearily wake up. You glance over towards your closet, where the bag and hard drive have been hidden. There’s many things adding up, this is just one more. You’re exhausted, but you could possibly go to school.>[ ]Get up and go to school>[ ]Call off sick>[ ]Write in
>>26704073>[ ]Get up and go to school
>>26704073>>[X]Get up and go to schoolFriends will help make us feel better. We should confide in Gwen, or maybe Harry if he's back.
>>26704073>Get up and go to school.The world is building up and things are getting too big.We need to touch base with Gwen...she's involved in this big secret and she's smart...lets get her help on these issues with our dad and actually sit down and talk to her about Smythe...like what we should do...because if a bite from one of these spiders did this to us...There were more spiders...there were more gene manipulated animals of all stripes...Could...could Oscorp be trying to make Animal Men?
>>26704073>]Get up and go to school
>>26704073>>[X]Get up and go to school
>>26704073>[ ]Get up and go to schoolEarly start today, you trying to fit both quests in?
>>26704073Go to school.The only reason not to is either death if a loved one or got beaten up by a villain.
>>26704073>[X] Go to schoolPeter, Peter, Peter... If you find a cache of you father's (or mother's, no idea what she did for a living in this continuity) hidden in a secret, easily accessible compartment it might be best to continue using that compartment for future hiding of said secret documents... What I'm saying is that while the closet is the best you can do for the moment, it ain't up to snuff for hiding this particular stuff.
>>26704421...Yeah that's a good point.
>>26704421A damn good point.
>[ ]Get up and go to schoolYou drag yourself out of bed and get ready for the day. You look back over at your closet. Honestly, its probably better to put them back where they were, but there’s no way you can do it right now. Its best to leave them there, for now. You slip the newspaper back into your backpack.You go down the stairs and grab a quick breakfast, Aunt May giving you an amused look. “Up late reading again, Peter?”You give her a weak grin and nod. She shakes her head. “Well, best hurry on your way. Don’t want to be late.”You give her a kiss on the cheek farewell before heading out the door.>[ ]jog to school>[ ]Take the bus>[ ]Run to try to catch up with Gwen>[ ]Write in
>>26704773Waif-I mean Gwen
>>26704773>[X]jog to school
>>26704773>>[ ]Run to try to catch up with Gwen
>>26704773>>[ ]Take the busWe're tired and still have the entire day to go. No point in exerting ourselves today.
>>26704773>[ ]jog to school
[X]Take the busPeter need that extra time for sleep
>>26704773Bus because we're clearly tired.
Rolled 8>>26704773>[ ]Run to try to catch up with Gwen
>>26705172>DC: 21We're tired and don't have running shoes in yet.
>>26704773[X] Gwen! Let's see if we can catch up to her today...
>[X]Take the busYou think about trying to run and meet up with Gwen, but you’re just too tired. Yawning, you walk to the bus stop and wait. The skies are overcast overhead as you sit on the bench nearby and wait. You look over at the newspaper stand and see another article on the Black Cat. Seems like he plans to strike in a week, according to the title. Shrugging, you get up and board the bus, approaching your usual seat and sitting. Next to you Harry quietly whistles.“Burning the midnight oil again, Pete?”You nod before leaning your head back against the seat and doze off. Harry, ever the constant friend, lets you get a few more minutes of sleep in.Your classes begin and you sit through them, keeping yourself conscious through sheer force of will. The day seems to blur past you and before you know it, the day’s done.Packing up your bags, you close your locker and decide on what to do. Tonight isn’t a scheduled tutoring day.>[ ]Go home>[ ]Call Gwen, try to meet up>[ ]Call Harry, see if he’s busy>[ ]Call Felix, arrange to tutor him tonight.>[ ]Write in
>>26705327>>[X]Call Gwen, try to meet upTry Harry if Gwen doesn't have time for us today.
>>26705327>[x]Call Gwen, try to meet upWe need to keep her in the loop.
>>26705327>[X] GwenI think we needed to put some more time into lesson planning before meeting with Felix again. Harry we should probably try to hang out with before the weekend, but not tonight.
>>26705327Go home, investigate our Dad's notes. This is the sort of thing that would capture Pete's attention. And the sooner we get web fluid the better. Assuming that's what it is, of course. If we're taking inspiration from Ultimate Spiderman we might wind up with the symbiote before we even debut. That could be bad.
>>26705327>[ ]Call Gwen, try to meet upThere's also Eddie's parting words last night to think about...Primary concern here is to keep close tabs with each other in case of Smythe snooping and digging around.
>>26705327>Call Gwen, try to meet up
>>26705450>Eddy's commentsYou mean the ones to the effect of "well, at least you dream big kid, but good luck with that..."?
Seems quiet tonight.
>>26705593Yep. Although if Eddie Brock had that impression about her, does it mean they've met beforehand in this continuity?Going into these threads with little to no Spiderman knowledge.
>>26705593His comments did imply that he knew Gwen, or knew of her at least. Maybe it's just that he's gotten to know Captain Stacy through working the crime desk, so he knows he'd be a very protective father. Hopefully something like that, instead of something Parker Luck related.
Guys we gotta try to squeeze in some time with Felix this thread if we canWe have to help our adorable new friend
>>26705431That'd be bad because then it wouldn't replicate the webbing right?I'm just hoping you're implying that we're going to keep the symbiote. because I think we shouldn't... Ever..
>>26705782He is pretty adorable. Alright, then. Let's write up some study materials when we get home so we can be more efficient next time we're there. Felix seems like a nice guy, we should make sure he gets all the help we can give.
>>26705782Yeah, but we should probably have a decent lesson plan and a good night sleep before we have another late night with Fe.
>>26705782We just spent some time with him yesterday, and we'll be spending time with him in the future to help with his grades. He does not need to monopolize our time, especially with the Smythe issue still being in the air.
>>26705327>Call Felix, arrange to tutor him tonight.
>>26705824Unless we can find some way to effectively lobotomize it. If we have full and irrevocable control it might be with risking the psychosis.
>[X]Call Gwen, try to meet upYou go to the school phone, only to see it used. You wait until the people ahead of you finish up before you approach the phone and dial Gwen’s number. The phone rings a few times and you think she’s not answering before, finally, she picks up, her tone annoyed.“What is it?”“Hey, Gwen, its Peter. I‘m calling from school.”When she responds, her tone is friendlier. “Oh? Sorry about that Peter. I forgot you don’t have a cell phone. I’ve been dealing with a lot of prank calls lately, especially from this number. What’s up?”>[ ]Ask to meet up to talk about Smythe>[ ]tell her about what you found>[ ]ask if she wants to do anything this afternoon>[ ]Write in
>>26705877I'm so sorry Anon, but >>26705771.
>>26705824More that I'm worried about what the symbiote would do to us at this point in the story. Venom has the fixation it does with Peter because it has, on some level, a lot of admiration for him. Not for the good he does, really, but just because it's impressed with his accomplishments as Spiderman. It's the whole "jilted lover" thing. A Peter Parker who has yet to do anything heroic might not get bonded to by the symbiote, because what would it see in him? We'd probably just get digested.
>>26705892Ask if she wants to do anything this afternoon. Suggest talking about Smythe but don't come out and just say it.
>>26705892Ask if she wants to do anything. Bring up the other stuff later.
>>26705892Ask to meet up to talk about Smythe, and tell her we found something interesting she should see
>[ ]ask if she wants to do anything this afternoonSmythe we'll look into after, and we'll tell her about what we found when we know what it is
>>26705892>[ ]Ask to meet up to talk about SmytheAsk this first, proceed to talk about everything else later.
>>26705892>ask if she wants to do anything this afternoonwe could both use a break from our lives just getting weirdtake calm moments when we're safe from PL/spoiler]
start talking about uncle ben. then whine like a bitch about how he's all dead and shit.then proceed to act like a whiny little bitch for three movies.
>>26705892Well first take an interest in her life by asking about the prank calls.Like who even knows her cell number?
>>26705892>Hang out>[X] Write in: we need a friend/confidant to talk about the family money problems to.Gwen's a good candidate for the latter in case we end up joining a MMA league (or something) to make money quick. We could use someone to watch our back with that crowd.
>>26705892>[X]ask if she wants to do anything this afternoon
>>26705883Well, the Symbiote is sentient. It just has a nasty habit of jacking up adrenaline and rage hormones. I think if we flex our willpower and communicate with it as though it's an actual being it may be more interested in a partnership.I'm thinking of something almost akin to Toxin's mastery of the symbiote.. It gets a couple hours of playtime so long as no one gets hurt, and no major property damage... And we get the benefit of its assistance while it gets the benefit of a host.It's really a MASSIVE powerup across the board.. we may get a hit to fellowship, however we'd be able to stomp the shit our of some big baddies...We may not even necessarily need to go the whole route of "playtime' either as the black symbiote is older.. more mature.. Carnage and Toxin were rather young.. though Gwen might make a good Carnage herself...>>26705892>>[ ]Ask to meet up to talk about Smythe>>[ ]tell her about what you foundBoth of these.But let's not make it about them.. We want to see her.. Male this more about her rather than what draws them together...So...>[ ]ask if she wants to do anything this afternoon
>>26705892>[ ]ask if she wants to do anything this afternoonWe can't just admit to stuff like Smythe in public, we can explain that should we meet up.
>>26706035He's not dead yet. Hasn't even given us the great power speech. Though knowing Uncle Ben it's probably a speech we've heard plenty of times before, it just hasn't come at a dramatic point yet.
>>26705892>ask if she wants to do anything this afternoonthe other two are not for public ears
>>26706063Only as long as Cosgrove doesn't pull a Planet of the Symbiotes on us and has us permanantely merge with the symbiote.
>>26706142That doesn't really happen. I mean it leaves leftovers but unless we get cancer like Eddie did and become dependent there's no permanent bonding.
>>26706043Agreed. Peter's the kind of person to be concerned by that. Though it's probably just Harry being jealous about how she's taking up all our time or something like that. >>26706052That's a neat idea. Maybe not bring it up now, but that's definitely something to bring up eventually. We can't talk about it with Harry, his Dad's a billionaire. His family life might not be great, but that doesn't mean he understands what we're going through. Gwen's family is working class, her dad is a single father working a very stressful job, she'd relate to us wanting to help Aunt May and Uncle Ben.
>>26705948Wasn't the entire reason why Venom was on earth because he didn't WANT to enslave and digest his hosts?
>>26706187I am now considering plans to give Peter cancer. Gonna be honest here, never expected to do that.
>>26706215Well, Venom is considered "insane" by the other symbiotes because it wants to commit to a relationship instead of play the field. But that doesn't mean it's just going to up and fuse with the first person to come along. You gotta be worth the effort, honey. And that's provided we're talking about alien Venom. If we encounter it in Richard Parker's research it would probably be the biotech Venom from the Ultimate Spiderman comics. In which case it certainly would eat Peter if it wasn't impressed by him. That thing's a right bastard.
>>26706215That... I don't read the comics but I DO remember that.. It left because it wanted to try actual symbiosis rather than devour and absorb.. it was considered a freak by its kind...It was cast out and made that choice..The symbiote IS Peter Parker.. Gentlemen, I've found our new waifu.
>>26706290No. It's too fucking clingy.
>>26706290Ok. I'm just going to say what we're all thinking. Symbiote harem route.
>>26706316Shutup Shutup Shutup.>>26706318YESSymbiote for Gwen, Symbiote for Harry. Symbiote for Felix.Symbiote for ALL the cool kids.
>[X]ask if she wants to do anything this afternoon>[X]Prank Calls?Your eyebrows furrow in concern. “Prank calls? What’s this about someone prank calling you?”Gwen’s tone is dry but amused. “You sound like my father, Peter. Yeah, someone’s been prank calling my phone for the past few days. I expect I know why, but it isn’t any big deal.”She tries to brush it off, but you can tell it does bother her. You decide to change topics. “So, did you want to do anything this afternoon?”You keep your tone as light as you can but it’s obvious why you’d be asking to the two of you. “I can’t tonight. My father’s got the night off for once so we’re spending it together. How’s tomorrow?”“Uh, yeah. Sure. See you tomorrow.”“Bye, Peter. See you tomorrow.”You hear her hang up before you hang up the phone as well. >[ ]Call Harry, see if he’s busy>[ ]Go home>[ ]Call Felix
>>26706290Oh, we were talking about waifu Venom from the first thread, man. It really does fit disturbingly well. As I recall, we were contemplating if one of the potential love interests would wind up with the symbiote instead of Eddie, just to make it text instead of subtext.
>>26706345>[ ]Call Felixset up study times
>>26706345Go home, check out our dad's research. Alternate between that and working on study materials for Felix. It might be cool new science AND a tangible link to our dead parents, but Pete still has a pretty strong sense of responsibility even with Uncle Ben not having died yet.
>>26706345>[ ]Go homeTime for Mystery BagOr we can have Peter go job hunting, unless it was done already last thread.
>>26706345Catch up with Harry, haven't gotten a chance to see what's up with him.
>>26706345Call Harry, he is probably busy but might as well go hang out
>>26706345>[ ]Go homeMight as well see what the thing is and start building a lesson plan.
>>26706345>[ ]Call Harry, see if he’s busyMaybe he had some cool adventures in that bunker.
>>26706345Go home, just saw Felix yesterday, should work on study plan first.
>>26705782Like this anon said, we need to help cute new friend
I'd like to think that if Peter were able to set up a way of communicating with the suit early on, and establishing some ground rules, limitations and whatnot, perhaps she wouldn't have gone over the edge and gone all psycho ex-girlfriend on Peter.Think about it; violent mood swings which can be suppressed by a chemical found in both brains and chocolate, and an unhealthy fixation on the person that "dumped" her.I realize that he's referred to as "dad" by Carnage, but what if there is no word for "mother" in their language, and father and all of its derivative terms are as close as they can get?
>>26706345>check to see if we've heard back from any of this jobs we applied to.I assume we can us a school computer lab or library for this? Then we can move on.
>>26706345Go home, check news feed for space shuttles along with whatever other science news there's to be had. We're a nerd, we need to do nerd-things.Then we check the mystery bag of things and see what's on that hard-drive.
>>26706546They're hermaphroditic. They refer to themselves as the opposite sex of their partners a lot though.
>>26706629Yeah, so.. alien Waifu.. Let's do it. Had enough of the normal human female and monstergirl waifus.. We need a waifu that's so close to us it's almost going solo... Hehe.. Oh, and if we DO fall into violent tendencies, it should be remedied when we give Gwen a red suit Symbiote..Venom Black and Spider Scarlet?
>>26706669Stop. Please stop. I get that you're probably joking, but eventually people will start getting serious about this. Stop before it's too late.
>[ ]Go homeYou decide to go home. You’re tired and it would probably be best to work on a lesson plan for Felix so that you’re more prepared. Not to mention, you can investigate whatever’s in that bag.Yawning, you walk away from the phone and head on home.It doesn’t take long to walk home as you walk up to your house. The door’s locked, so you use your key to unlock it and head inside. “I’m home!”You look around, but see another note pinned to the bulletin board. Seems like Aunt May and Uncle Ben will be at your neighbor’s again. Which is good. At least you’ll be to have some privacy.You go up to your room and lock the door behind you, checking your closet, but the bag and hard drive are where you last left them.>[ ]Open the bag>[ ]Work on a lesson plan>[ ]check on job applications>[ ]write in
>>26706691Open the bag!
>>26706691>[x]Work on a lesson plan
>>26706691>[X]Open the bagThe bag, THE BAG!
>>26706691>[ ]Check on job applications>[ ]Work on a lesson plan>[ ]Open the bagIn this order. The first shouldn't take long, the second one is important, and the we don't want to get distracted with whatever shiny is in the bag before we get stuff done.
>>26706691>Check job applicationsresponsibility before curiosity
>>26706732I vote this
>>26706732This, get our boring obligations out of the way first.
>>26706691Open the bag. Who knows what neat stuff Dad left behind. He hid it, so there must be something worth protecting in there. Maybe...maybe his death wasn't an accident. Maybe there were people trying to get at what he had created and killed him when he wouldn't budge. Maybe this is going to be something world-changing! Or he hid it because it was such a terrible failure that he was ashamed of it but too dedicated to the scientific method to destroy data. He was trying to create a new super-polymer and instead just made something that keeps making farting sounds. He was still killed for his research, though. The whoopee cushion industry guards their monopoly very harshly.
>>26706732Haha having decent priorities.
>>26706732Agreeing with this except switch it up and add>[ ]Check on job applications>[ ]Open the bag>[ ] Write-in: Nap for 30min to refresh head.>[ ]Work on a lesson plan
>>26706691Check on job applications quickly then open the bag
>>26706732Good point. Responsibility before curiosity. We'll make Uncle Ben proud. He won't have to die if there's no important lesson for us to learn from it. Right?
>>26706833He will now. You just jinxed it.
>>26706797Well, considering that in the comics the Parkers were CIA field agents...
>>26706840Yeah, I know. A man can dream though, can't he?
>>26706833>Why are you trying to kill Aunt May!That aside I support this post ant the post Anon quoted in support.
>>26706833When it comes to Peter Parker there are always two constants: "Bitches love Spider-Man" and Uncle Ben dies.
>>26706879Well, if she's dead, she can't be killed by a sniper so we don't have to worry about Mephisto trying to steal our marriage.
>>26706895Except in that one what-if comic where Ben lives and peter becomes a world famous wrestler instead of a super hero.
>>26706895You forgot "at the end of the dad, Peter fails." though admittedly that gets toned down at times.
>>26706912Pretty sure Cosgrove isn't an utter hack, so he won't be doing OMD any time soon.
>>26706922It wasn't "Peter fails at the end of the day" until the clone saga and then much more so when Bendis warped his tendrils around the book and turned it into some sort of sideshow torture porn.
>>26706929Whats OMD? That thing that never happened and that we promised to never talk about and that we threw in the same vault as the ultimate spiderman cartoon
>>26706912Might I just say that I still don't understand why they made that deal? Aunt May is in her 80s right? Was there any kind of a chance that washed would want to be resurrected by faustian bargain at the cost of her surrogate son's marriage to MJ? Seemed pretty selfish and juvenile to bring her back is all I'm saying.
>>26706681Joke's on you. I'm not.
>>26706949Did that happen? Bugger, ignore >>26706988 then.
>>26706922More specifically "Peter Parker fails, Spiderman succeeds". Pete can win in the sense that he saves people and makes other people's lives better, but he can never manage to improve things in his private life. Well, he did marry a supermodel, but that somehow didn't do much to improve his lot in life even before it got Mephistoed away. Really, Peter's luck is kind of odd given how close he is with the Fantastic Four. You'd think Reed Richards would be able to hook up a brilliant chemist with a job with sufficient schedule flexibility that he could still go out and be Spiderman. It can't be that Peter is too proud to accept help. He got a wall-climbing Spider-Mobile from them, you don't get to pull the pride card once you've done that.
>>26706988>I still don't understand why they made that deal?Because Joe Quesada is a fucking hack, let's just leave it at that.
>[ ]Check on job applications>[ ]Work on a lesson plan>[ ]Open the bag>In this order.You grab your books, the hard drive, and your bag and take them downstairs to the basement. You set them on the desk next to the computer and start it up. Logging into your email, you see a few replies, all with the same theme ‘thank you for you application, but you are not what we’re looking for a this time.’Closing out your email, you bring up a word document and begin working on a lesson plan for Felix.>roll 1d20+3 intelligence for a comprehensive lesson plan for Felix. DC:13, for every five above the DC, your lesson plans improve in quality even more. (Note, as this involves subjects other than chemistry and sciences, this does not benefit from your chemistry and science talents)
>>26707018>You'd think Reed Richards would be able to hook up a brilliant chemist with a job with sufficient schedule flexibility that he could still go out and be Spiderman.He could. But he's an asshole. Like, Professor Richard Impossible tier of douchery.
Rolled 19 + 3>>26707053GO GO SPIDER SCHOLASTICS
>>26707018He was a professor for a while... that was nice.And now he's going back to school and earning his doctorate and is even dating a dwarf.
>>26706988The worse part is they revealed that MJ told Mephisto "to leave Peter alone forever."That is literally the worse thing to say to the devil ever.
Rolled 19 + 3>>26707053
Rolled 14 + 3>>26707053rolling
Rolled 7 + 3>>26707053Trolling.
>>26707018>"Peter Park fails, Spiderman succeeds."I do agree with this construction, the problem is that Spiderman does fail spectacularly from time to time, and those mistakes tend to be lasting. When Parker succeeds its only setting him up for a greater fail.
>>26707066>>26707077now we're talken'
>>26707066>>26707077Well thats improbable.
>>26707018Parker joined the Fantastic Four once, well, they called it the Future Foundation at the time.Though he left after Johnny came back to life because????
>>26706691>Work on a lesson plan>[ ]check on job applications
>>26707117I really liked his future foundation suit
>>26707117>Though he left after Johnny came back to life because????Because it's REALLY awkward trying to keep a straight face, much less look your boss in the eye, when you're getting an invisible blowjob under the table from his wife. Bitches love spidey, and Sue has NEEDS, dammit.
>>26707096There's a reason one of Peter Parker's most successful jobs was as a college professor.
>>26707117I actually had a dream where Peter was actually a SHIELD agent when he got bit and something or other... he, Sue, and DOOM formed the Future Foundation which tasked themselves with dimension/ universe hopping and killing evil Reeds before they could develop inner-dimensional travel and threaten the multi-verse.
>>26707117>????My pet theory is that the lingering guilt over uncle Ben's death has been causing Peter to self-sabotage (or whatever term you prefer) his entire subsequent life as a coping mechanism. Probably wrong about that, anyone have a better idea?
>>26707182How did he even GET that job when his resume just had more or less minimum wage type hourly garbage on it?
>>26707187Question: Why ARE there so many universes where Reed is evil?Answer: Reed Richards being a fucking dick is a universal constant. The few good Reeds result in all other Reeds being evil to maintain the multiverse's equilibrium.
>>26707223There aren't high standards for teachers in New York.
>>26707223Because he got pictures.Pictures of Spider-Man.
Rolled 16 + 3>>26707084That's a fair point. Spiderman's failures are usually somehow related to Peter's personal life, but he never has to face the responsibility as Peter Parker. So while they still ruin his life, he isn't to blame for them in the eyes of his friends and family like he is for all the things Peter hasn't been there for. So I guess I should amend my generalization to "Peter Parker fails, Spiderman succeeds, unless Spiderman's failure would give him even more guilt".
>>26707187Also he ended up engaging Black Cat and then something with the old symbiote "invasion"/ bloom arc or whatever it was and the dream/ memory stops
>DC:13, result: 22, Success+1You take your time and begin writing up a lesson plan. Even though this is your first time doing this, it seems pretty easy. But maybe that’s because you seemed to have gotten a good amount of insight into Felix’s ways of learning from looking at his notes. So, naturally, you make a great lesson plan, in your opinion, to help take care of those problems. It takes you an hour or two before you feel satisfied with your results. You save the lesson plans to the computer and a flash drive, as well as print them out. These will be useful in the future.When you’re done with that, you grab something to eat, heating up a can of soup and making yourself a sandwich. You turn on the TV as you cook and eat. Seems like Reed Richard’s mission has met with some minor problems according to a message they’ve received. Seems like they’re coming back early in the next few days.Turning off the TV, you wash up the dishes you dirtied and head back downstairs. You take a chair and go to one of the open tables with the bag. There’s a lock on it.>[ ]Break the lock>[ ]Search for a key>[ ]put the bag back>[ ]write in
>>26707301>[X] Break the lock
>>26707301Can we try the hard drive first?
>>26707271>unless Spiderman's failure would give him even more guiltSee The Night Gwen Stacy Died for proof of this part of the hypothesis.>>26707301>[x]Break the lock
>>26707301Put the bag back for now.Try to swap out those hard drives?
>>26707301If the lock isn't electronic, I say...>[ ]Break the lockAnd here I was thinking the following might happen...>Peter finishes his responsibilities>Excitedly about to open the bag>"Peter! We're home!">ohshitohshitohshit... gottahidethebag>Uncle Ben comes into the room>Peter trying not to look suspicious>Uncle Ben gives him a knowing grin>"I think it's about time we have the talk.">"Yes, I know Uncle Ben... 'With great power...'">"I'm thinking about a different kind of talk.">cue misunderstandings
>>26707301>Search for a keyif there's one there, let's not be retarded
>>26707301Lets pick it. We might need to learn how someday.
>>26707301Anyway to check if dad threw a dye pack into the bag before locking it? I'd hate to ruin his notes if we have to bust the lock to get in...
>>26707301>Search for a keyWho knows how often Uncle Ben checks that thing.
>>26707301Search for a key. Dad may have died when we were pretty young, but we remember he loved spy movies. Richard Parker was just the sort of paranoid to have left some sort of small explosive or acid mechanism to trigger if the lock isn't properly released.
>>26707301get a key. if there's a trap in the bag, we'll destroy the notes. and if dad was paranoid enough to hide this stuff, he's paranoid enough to trap it
>>26707301Lets look for the key for the... lock on the bag (what).We don't know how paranoid dad was, so it's better to open it properly than to risk some sort of self destructive boobytrap going off or something.
>>26707357Actually yeah that's a good point about not forcing the lock.
>>26707385>>26707388>>26707389Paranoia mindGood to see we've all seen enough spy movies and thrillers to know what happens when you try to force something like this.We michel weston that shit son
Hey Goblinman, I got yer pumpkins right here eh-heh heh heh YEAH!
>>26707301search for key
>Search for Key>roll me a difficult (-2) intelligence test so, 1d20+1 to find a key. DC is 15.
Well here's the question, do Uncle Ben and Aunt May know about the bag, or was it left by our dad when he was still alive?
Rolled 11 + 1>>26707534
Rolled 15 + 1>>26707534
>It was in a secret compartment that hasn't been touched or seemingly opened for years. That's all yo could tell.
Rolled 19 + 1>>26707534I'm feeling spectacular.
Rolled 17 + 1>>26707534
Rolled 14 + 1>>26707534
>>2670755419 must be our lucky number tonight
>>26707301Symbiote incoming. We need to get cool FAST.
>>26707570always just short of spectacular...
>>26707554And spectacular you are.Also, shouldn't we have gotten another bonus +2 to the science lesson plan roll from our Fervent Love Of Science talent?
>>26707584I guess we'll have to settle for amazing
>>26707589No because it involved other subjects as well
>>26707589>(Note, as this involves subjects other than chemistry and sciences, this does not benefit from your chemistry and science talents)
>>26707604>>26707600Oh, completely glanced over that. My bad!
lets open this thing
what's in the box?
>>26707814SSSSSSSSSPIADAAAAAAAA POWAAAAAAAAAS!!!!!HENSHIN ARACHNIA GOGO!
>>26707847and then Peter and Gwen take a vacation to Karakura town
>>26707814This is whats in the box.
>>26707870I NEED THAT TOY
>Search for a key>dc 15, 20. Success!You search the room from top to bottom, even using your spider powers to help, even double-checking the secret compartment. There’s no key that you can see. Its taken you a while to look over the place, but there’s nothing there.You sit down in the computer chair and let out a sigh. Looking over at an old picture frame with a photo of you and your parents when you were young, you pick it up. “Dad… where did you put the key? Where would you hide it?”You look at the picture before staring at it more closely, hearing something as you slightly shake it. More specifically, you start staring at the thickness of the frame. It’s to think for that glass, so where did that sound come from? The photo didn‘t move, so what did? Turning it over, you open it op and look at the thick backing of it. Using your spider powers on an odd part of the inner lining of the case, you pull it free. Inside, you see a key and a note. Opening it, you see your father’s handwriting. -”Just in case anything happens, Peter.”-You stare at it and bite your lip before taking the key and closing up the frame again. Taking the key, you unlock the lock and open the bag. Inside, there seems to be some sort of trap that was there if it was broken. Inside seems to be different things your father worked on. Notes, blueprints, formulas. These things… why were they hidden away?>roll me a Very hard intelligence (-6) for this (+2 science, +2 chemistry, +2 engineering from talents)-1d20+3, DC 20.
>>26707847Cosgrove, if you let us fight the Hulk using Leopardon I will love you forever. Please, please let us do that.
>>26707907If we want to use Leopardon we have to make it ourselves
Rolled 4 + 3>>26707902
Rolled 2 + 3>>26707902
Rolled 18 + 3>>26707902
Using a spectacular point for this
Rolled 17>>26707902Hard science, eh?
Rolled 12 + 3>>26707902
>>26707902>(-6)>DC of 20Ya... so spectacular point since it's otherwise impossible?
Rolled 7 + 3>>26707902Well, it was silly to expect us to figure it out easily, no matter how good we are at chemistry.
Rolled 11 + 3>>26707902
>>26707913Spectacular point.Also how many do we have currently?
Rolled 6 + 3>>26707939No, we have a ton of bonuses to science stuff. We can get it on a 17 or greater. Seening how the first roll was a 16 and post-roll Spectacular points give a +4 bonus, I say we spend the point.
>>26707955Two I think... we should always keep at least two in reserve in my opinion. Just in case.
>>26707926Winner, winner, chicken dinner? Or does >>26707913 count? No modifier.>>26707939>+3We would would normally have a +9 bonus.
>>26707913does this count, or do we succeed with >>26707926
>>26707976>>26707982>>26707913>However, when I ask for a roll with modifiers, for the roll to be counted I need to see the rolls with the correct modifier applied to it.
>>26707982From the rules:http://pastebin.com/w5G3aG3Y"However, when I ask for a roll with modifiers, for the roll to be counted I need to see the rolls with the correct modifier applied to it."
>>26707989>>26708001thanks guys, must have skimmed over that
>>26708001sweet we get to keep our spectacular point
>>26708001So we succeeded, then? First roll doesn't count, so that 21 is still within the range of accepted rolls. Web fluid here we come.
A reminder, since this was a success for a DC20 with the help of modifiers...>Edit: If a DC is fifteen points or higher than the maximum that can be obtained with a twenty plus modifiers, then it is NOT an automatic success. This is the only exception. Some things aren't always possible to do, especially on the first attempt.I'm guessing this is gonna be more of a jump start for Peter to start figuring out some things.Maybe the whole mystery won't be unraveled right away, but at least it'll be some progress towards an end.
>>26707902...it's the blueprints for this, isn't it?pleasepleaseplease
>>26708109Sick as fuck.. But it isn't black.. or organic...4/10 would not waifu this costume.
>>26708109His dad wasn't Tony Stark and that was made based on Spider-Man's costume.
>>26708109Someday, once Tony Stark has started building power armor, we must ask him for this. Come on, man, don't hog it all for yourself. You've got like fifty of the damn things, you can afford to spare a few for the other superheroes.
>>26708109its just for the web shooters
>>26708103I thought that meant for when we roll 20s which are usually automatic successes
>>26708103Truly it will drive us to madness and we shall soon find ourselves writhing in the shadows of arkham, waiting for the slithering walls to consume us and whisper their secrets to us as we are embraced in the wet tentacled grasp of oblivion.
>>26708152We'll need to be pretty well established first, for him to trust us with that kind of tech.
>>26708152>implying he won't build in a kill switch>implying Ultron won't jack it and cripple us
>>26708214He wouldn't have to hack it. Tony built Ultron after all.Hank Pym? Who the hell is Hank Pym? - Marvel
>dc20, 21. Success!You figure out the basics of some things, mainly those related to chemistry and engineering. The higher level physics stuff you don’t have too much experience with, after all. Though you do recognize what’s clearly a replica of the blueprints of Tony Stark’s giant Arc Reactor in California. You roll that back up. That’s a keeper. But there’s some chemistry, and some bio-chemistry but that’s also out of your range, too.There’s simpler stuff, but the two that catch your eye seems to be the sheer-thinning liquid adhesive and the object designed to go along with it to disperse it. According to the notes for it, it seems like your father had plans for an invention for police officers to more safely restrain criminals. Furthermore, due to its nontoxic nature, it could be temporarily used to do stuff like clot wounds.The most important part that caught your interest? You could /understand/ the formula. It isn’t even that hard to make! Looking through the things here, a lot of it is too high level for you to get yet, but this- this does have potential…You spot a paper that’s had some of it ripped off. You line up the fragment from the photo to it. A perfect match. -“This is everything we’ve worked on. None of it is patented. Like I’d want that slime ball getting his hands on anything we’ve worked on. This message is left to you just in case anything happens, Peter. Don’t ever trust Norman Osborn. Everything Carl and I worked on, I leave to you, my son. Be safe. Be happy.Your mother and I will always be proud of you.-Richard Parker”-You stare at the paper before looking back at everything on the table. >[ ]put everything away, try not to think about the note>[ ]Stare blankly at the papers>[ ]…There’s questions I need answered.>[ ]Write in
Instead of getting tony to build us iron spider we need him to build us LEOPARDON
>>26708259>>[ ]Stare blankly at the papersmuh dead parents!
>>26708259>>[X]…There’s questions I need answered.
>>26708259>[ ]Stare blankly at the papersDamn...
>>26708259>[X]…There’s questions I need answered.
>>26708259>[ ]…There’s questions I need answered."Uncle Ben, can I talk to you for a sec?"
>>26708259There's a question I need answered.
>>26708259Stare blankly at the papers, grit your teeth. Let rage fester... We're Peter Parker and we need that dark moment that makes us a hero. Or allows us a gateway to become an anti-hero.
>>26708259>[ ]Stare blankly at the papers"... huh..."we're going to tell Harry aren't we? Oh god
>>26708303seconding >inb4 Uncle Ben becomes even more of an Obi-wan figure
>>26708329>we're going to tell Harry aren't we? Oh godLet's not.
>>26708259>Don’t ever trust Norman Osborn.Well there goes that visit to Harry then...>[ ]…There’s questions I need answered.... still, spider does have a "P" and an "I" in it. Private investigator time?Oh shit, Smythe also works under Oscorp, if the first thread is any indication? Makes one wonder if there's any involvement.
>>26708259>There’s questions I need answeredand only Gwen can help us
>>26708373This. And we need to bust some heads. We really need to bust some heads soon.
>>26708259>Stare blankly at the papers
>>26708351Of COURSE there's involvement.
>>26708373true. and sneaking into Oscorp HQ will be a memorable first date if nothing else
>>26708259>[ ]...There's questions I need answered.But they won't be. How would we go about that? Just the fact that Dad apparently had access to the Arc Reactor is pretty damn suspicious.For now, let's just>[ ] put everything away, try not to think about the noteExcept for the web fluid. We keep that out. Do we have access to any milling machines? I figure we're going to need CNC to make the parts for the web shooters.
>>26708259>[ ]…There’s questions I need answered.Norman Osborn is obviously bad and we now have another person that'd be our enemy if they find out what we know/have. Training/learning time so we can understand what's written down and prepare for running if we have to.
>>26708259I can't help but feel that if we talk to Ben about it, bad things happen. Same with Gwen...Staring blankly... what for?We can't put the genie back in the bottle now, it's out.Therefor, I propose we try to MAKE that solution if it's so easy. Mom and dad gave us this for a reason... we where bit by that spider and got these powers... it's all for a reason. It's our destiny.
>>26708457>destiny and egocentric delusionspls stahp
>>26708373Spider-duo ninjamatics? I think yes
>>26708457Only if she goes to her dad with it. She was the one who told /us/ that spider business stayed private. She deserves to be informed of our discovery and simply kept in the loop. If she decides to join us crimefighting (cop's daughter she wouldn't be instantly opposed to it, so it's likely) then anything that affects us will be affecting her. As for putting it back, that stuff is invaluable, we need to make copies, but for now, they need to stay hidden.
>>26708259Check out the hard drive, now. The electronic files are probably just as interesting as the physical ones. Though probably encrypted, now that I think about it. Still worth checking out. Maybe we'll find some blackmail on Osborn.
>>26708620>blackmail on Osborn.No.I'm the blacksuit waifu guy.. and I'm saying no to that. You need to stop.
>>26708513No.We are superior.
>>26708582At least we now have an explanation for why Peter never tried to market the web fluid instead of keeping it for himself. If the world thinks Spiderman's webs are just part of his powers there's no suspicion. But if Richard Parker's son patents a new polymer technology, that might tip Osborn off.
>>26708640If not blackmail, then criminal evidence that'll stand up in court.
>>26708582>blackmail Osborn.Son, you NEVER go full retard.
>>26708640Okay? I was just thinking in terms of insurance, just in case we really need to have dirt on him. I wasn't planning on having Peter actually doing that unless the situation gets desperate.Also, why the "need to stop"? Are you just cutting me off before I go too far, or has someone else been making comments along those lines and I just haven't noticed them?
>[ ]…There’s questions I need answered.You stare at the papers as your teeth grit. There’s an implication here- an implication that makes something deep in your chest twist into something foul. Norman Osborn.CEO of Oscorp- who is in charge of Alistair Smythe. Who was after what you father and Carl -Carl Brock no doubt, were working on.You want to go to Norman Osborn’s house and throttle the man, make him hurt until he tells you what you want him to, until he gives you the answers you desire.But, instantly, your temper chills. No, your parents, Aunt and Uncle taught you better than that. Raised you better. Not to mention, you couldn’t do that to Harry. And you’d ruin your own future. There’s nothing Peter Parker can do here.>[ ]Put away the notes, try to clear your head with a walk.>[ ]Go to bed>[ ]Check out the harddrive>[ ]work on something to clear your head>[ ]write in
>>26708685You seriously think someone with Osborns clout wouldn't be able to make that go away before it even hit the court system or news outlets?although is IS a billionaire that sends his kid to a public NYC school...
>>26708711Put away the notes, check the hard drive, then hide everything again.
>>26708711>[X]Check out the harddrive
>>26708711>[ ]Check out the harddrive
>>26708711Work on something to clear your head. Fiddle with dad's notes and see what we can make
>>26708711>[ ]work on something to clear your headweb shooters maybe?
>>26708711>>[X]Check out the harddriveIt will give us something to work on & it might give us answers
>>26708711Check harddrive, get frustrated then work on something.We always seem at our best when we throw ourselves into our work and now seems like the perfect spark for inspiration and drive.
>>26708731>Put away the notes, check the hard drive, then hide everything again.Seconding this one, though with priority given to checking the hard drive first.God, I hope it doesn't suddenly put the computer in the fritz or something.Well damn. I now have multiple plans for a future scenario with this revelation...>Eddie BrockHis parents were also killed in the same "accident" as Peter's parents, if I assume correctly?Then, we might be able to work with him in investigating the circumstances of both their parents' death and Oscorps involvement.The problem here is setting off Eddie's own death-flag or super villainy rise once he's down this path.>Harry OsbornIf he's sufficiently alienated from his father, how savvy would he be in instigating a company wide takeover, after the revelation on Norman's closet full of skeletons?Of course, the problem here is Norman being way more savvy than his son and his friends. Not to mention some lingering sense of trying to get the approval of his father.
>>26708711>work on something to clear your head
>>26708711>[x]work on something to clear your head
Rolled 1 + 2>>26708711Hard Drive timeWe should be SUPER-techie given this is modern teenage spiderman, and computational effort should at least distract us, if not be somewhat meditative.That, and delaying whatever shock the hard drive provides isn't doing us any favors.BUT, when we do the hard drive, we will be paranoid due to the Osborne mention and shady language, and thus only do so AFTER physically unplugging the computer, and popping out the networking card so it's all on-system. Would SUCK if that HD had an executable that sent out a signal on the net to fuck us.And the security efforts are basic computer stuff-again, calming of a sort.
>>26708685>>26708702This>>26708719It's a bad idea. I'm god at bad ideas. THis is a really bad idea. It'd also pissoff Harry and alienate him from us. I'd rather the alienation only be one way.
>>26708805Your rolling with the paranoia is HILARIOUS.Fuck it why not-decent plan, roll aside.
>>26708805Thank god he didn't ask for a roll the computer would have blown up and killed us
>>26708805>rolling without being askedKill yourself mongrel
>>26708805Oh god dammit 4chan I haven't used dice in DAYS and you put them back in my email? You're a cunt 4chan, you here me? A cunt.
>>26708711There's an answer. We just need to stop being Peter Parker...Use our rage to fuel our creation.Check out the hardrive and begin working on some sort of rudimentary disguise. Make sure to put duct tape on our pants to assist in our Parkour...By the way, when are we getting a goddamn weekend?
>>26708805Well then let's be paranoid.
>>26708805Agreed on this part. I like the cut of your jib.
>>26708854Harry can never know we're practicing parkour. Not because I'm worried about him mentioning something that somehow leads to Norman figuring us out. No, he must never know, because if he does he will never stop making terrible puns using our name.
>>26708854there's already been one- it was sued up in the week before this where you tested out where you all were at with Gwen. Today is the ninth day after being bitten.
>>26708687I'm sorry, the fuck? If you interpreted the statement about rehiding those things, that's not what I meant. Being able to build an Arc Reactor is stupid powerful, just think about what could be done with that kind of power? And that's one thing we know about. Who knows what else is in there, or on the hard drive.Heck, there might be something we can understand and patent in there that'll look like a High School kid could invent with the right mindset and help our Aunt and Uncle with the whole money problem issue.
>>26708933So is Peter Parkour our foreign cousin who we take out to see big american titties?
>>26708933>>26708964>Peter ParkourI don't even care anymore, this is the best goddamn thing I've seen all fucking day
>>26708964Well now I want to see an alternate universe where Spiderman is French. Hey Cosgrove, is it too late to ask this quest to be moved to Paris?
>hook up the harddrive, eh?>Alright. Give me an an intelligence roll. 1d20+7, dc 12.
>>26708943Are you stone cold retarded?You don't think Norman Osborn wouldn't take notice of the Parker boy inventing anything?
Rolled 7 + 7>>26709019
Rolled 2 + 7>>26709019Please don't let the dice before be right.
Rolled 12, 2 + 7 = 21>>26709024I'd stop calling people retarded.. However you are in the right. Blackmailing Norman is like trying to blackmail bill gates.. or tony stark.Fuck. That. Shit.Rolling for technical perfection>>26709019
>>26709024>You don't think Norman Osborn wouldn't take notice of the Parker boy inventing anything?>>26708943>Heck, there might be something we can understand and patent in there that'll look like a High School kid could invent with the right mindset and help our Aunt and Uncle with the whole money problem issue.Maybe, but I can at least fucking read.
Rolled 16 + 7>>26709019diiicu
Rolled 4 + 7>>26709046>>26709019Trying again without technical fail...
>>26709019Woah woah woah-hook it up AFTER discoing internet.We were pretty clear on that buddy, and it's entirely within Peter's M.O., given he actually KNOWS about the internet and shit.
>>26709019We, ah, ARE making sure to be sage and unplugging ethernet and taking out the network card, as bunches of people supported, right?Right?
>>26709100Might be what the Int check is for.
>>26709076>>26709100Yeah, what they said-that, or don't be a dick and make the HD fuck us on a level we specifically said we wanted to be leery of. Only saying that because, well, it's you Cosgrove.
>[ ]Check out the harddrive>dc12, 23, Success!You turn off the computer and turn off anything that could allow it to transmit wirelessly before removing the hard drive and hooking up the old one. You take your time and are very thorough, just to be sure. Turning on the computer, the screen boots up to one word and an entry prompt.-Password?->[ ]Try to enter a password (write in)>[ ]unhook it and return computer to normal>[ ]Write in
>>26709109it was, along with making sure you didn't fuck anything up in the process.
>>26709141It's probably something our parents said to us at one point, perhaps before they died. I can't give suggestions since I'm not actually into typical Spiderman stuff
>>26709141>[x]Try to enter a password (write in)"Peter"We've seen Wargames.
>>26709141>[ ]Try to enter a password (write in)Peter Parker Picks a Peck of Pickled Peppers.
>>26709141>[ ] Unhook it and return computer to normalNope. Second-guessing passwords is a bad idea. And not entering anything for a long time might trip some kind of security.Let's look for clues first with anything Peter's parents left here.
>>26709141>peterIf that doesn't work our parents names
Peter ParkerOscorpValhallaPyramidOsirisParkerFor Peter
>>26709169^ this if not then try Peter Parker
>>26709179Changing my vote to this>>26709175Peters dad booby trapped the box don't see why he wouldn't the hard drive
>>26709141...Meh.The chance it's a 'get it wrong and it fries contents' HD is too big of a loss to try and guess it just yet, methinks.
>>26709141Attempt to remember anything that could be a password. If that fails, unhook it and return the computer to normal. We can't be sure we'd get more than one try without it frying itself.Whatever is in there could be very important.
>>26709141>PeterToo obviousHmm... lets try... our mothers innitials for her maiden name (all caps) and then take our birth date and subtract our parents wedding date from it and enter it in as a single string.
>>26709141Unhook. Maybe we'll figure something out eventually, but if Papa Parker set the bag to destruct if it was forced I don't see why he wouldn't do it with a hard drive. For now let's just tinker around and figure out what tools we'd need to build the adhesive applicators. Because we can't say "web shooter" yet.
>>26709141unhook it and return computer to normalLet's not mess with things that might blow up
>>26709141Unhook it for now. Our dad probably wouldn't do the same trick twice.
>>26709141Unhook and returnGo over the web fluid designs and check if there are any notes that say where our father got all this shit.
>>26709254Thing is though, the passwoird is more likely exceedingly specific with a wealth of other protections and junk... It shouldn't be set to fry from a failed attempt. How about a better idea?Keep it running, look around for clues as to what the code would be. If we ca'nt guess freehand.. We'll pick up things to make the best guess we can.
Man the Parkers where REALLY counting on their kid to be smart and perceptive weren't they?
>>26709320Or we could be in a hospital having a coma dream from the spider venom.
>>26709337And that hospital is just a fantasy in the mind of an autistic child looking at a snow globe.
>>26709368W-why... Why did you have to remind me of that...
>>26709368I wish that had never happened so people would stop using that ending. It's lazy ass writing
>>26709337>Or we could be in a hospital having a coma dream from the spider venom.So who's Michael Ironside?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZUCtsd12RE
Look at the back of the picture we found the key behind?
>[ ]unhook it and return computer to normalYou tiredly rub at your eyes before powering off the computer and returning it to normal. Considering that it might be trapped, this can be done another time. Especially if it holds something important. You don’t want to risk messing it up.You repackage the hard drive in the bag it was in before looking over at the notes, especially the ones about the adhesive and its applicator. Honestly, if you went and picked up a few things, you might be able to make it. But should you?>[ ]No, put it away along with the notes and hard drive in the compartment>[ ]yes, might as well work on something to clear your head.>[ ]No, but keep them to the side>[ ]Write in
>>26709413>two clues to solve two puzzles that where unlocked within the same sackDo you even brain teaser?
>>26709433>[X]yes, might as well work on something to clear your head.
>>26709433>[ ]yes, might as well work on something to clear your head.
>>26709433Yes. I mean, we're not going to get any of the adhesive synthesized tonight, but making the applicator would be cool.
>>26709433There's no reason not to work on it.Also, if we're Spider-Man, I always thought he would benefit from paying more attention to his supernatural nature, so we should definitely take a closer look at our spiderpowers eventually.
>>26709433"On one hand if Norman knows about this and that doctor does too... it won't be hard for them to put two and two together... but then again as long as I'm not wrapping Flash up like Shelob it should be ok right? I mean... it'd be criminal not to test the theory out..."
>>26709433>>[ ]yes, might as well work on something to clear your head.But do think of other little designs... Like little claws at the end of your fingers that can administer a toxin or venom... I actually like that.. We could put them on our index fingers as "Spider bites."
>>26709433>[ ]yes, might as well work on something to clear your head.time to answer that age-old question"How do I shot web?"
>>26709433>Riding off our parents workSure our surname isn't Venture?
>>26709433>>[X]yes, might as well work on something to clear your head.
>>26709486Close, it's actually Parkour.
>>26709433>[ ]Yes, might as well work on something to clear your head.We must sate our need to tinker with something.
Welp, bed calls.Don't forget to archive and rate on suptg:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Peter%20Parker%20QuestNight guys and have fun!And thanks to Cosgrove for running it!
>[ ]yes, might as well work on something to clear your head.You put away the rest of the notes and hard drive- storing them for later in the compartment. You put the key back in its hiding place. But this? You need to work on this. A link between your father and you?Putting them away, hidden beneath a box, you head out of the basement. Nobody’s home, probably won’t be for a while. It’s a little after six-thirty, so you have time to make a quick run to a store or two. And, though you hate dipping into it, you have some money to spend that you’ve been saving up, originally, for a car one day. But this is worth it.You put on a hat and light jacket- the air’s a bit cooler out now. >[ ]Get the metal for the applicator>[ ]get the stuff for the adhesive>[ ]Write in
>>26709667>[ ]get the stuff for the adhesiveBecause getting stuck and having to explain this stick white stuff on the walls will be hilarious.
>>26709667start with the adhesive, then the applicatorno point making a slinger if you have no web to sling
>>26709667Is it a blue and white bucket hat>[X ]Get the metal for the applicator
>>26709667Both. If we don't have enough get the metal first.
>>26709667>[ ]Get the metal for the applicatorStorage and distribution first, I guess. And it won't tip off anyone yet at least.
>>26709667>owning a car>New York CityIn any case let's start with the applicators.
>>26709667Get the metal for the applicator
>>26709667Metal for the applicator. Adhesive synthesis would be hard to do covertly. Uncle Ben and Aunt May would notice the smell. And we want the delivery mechanism to work before we start messing with the fluid itself. Otherwise it could just turn to gunk instantly.
>>26709486If it is, we're JJ not Rusty. We've even got the hot blonde all lined up.
>>26709702of courseKisuke was Richard Parker in a past life
>>26709667>[ ]Get the metal for the applicator
>>26709667>>[X ]Get the metal for the applicator
>[ ]Get the metal for the applicatorYou make your way to where you normally get metal for whatever you try building. There’s a shop you frequent, run by a nice old man. As you walk in, he gives you a grin. “Ah, Peter! Here to make something to change the world again?”You give him a tired grin. “Yeah. I’m working on something and I need more materials to work with.”Listing what you need, you pay for it and the man nods before going into the back. Twenty minutes later, he comes back with what you ordered. “Alright, here you are. So, what are you working on this time? A robot again?”You shrug. “Something like that.”Taking the metal, you lift it, sure to show that it takes a little effort, and make your way back home, taking the parts down into the basement. Setting them on a workbench near the metal-working tools down there, you double-check the things you need. For the adhesive.>[ ]Go get the adhesive materials>[ ]Start work on the applicator.>[ ]Write in
>>26709831>>[X]Go get the adhesive materialsNo need to make 2 trips
>>26709831>start work on the applicator
>>26709831>[ ]Start work on the applicator.
>>26709831Start work on the applicator. I want it built and tested before we try any adhesive with it. Don't want our web shooters jamming mid-swing.
>>26709831>[ ]Write inSurf the internet about the availability of these chemical materials first. We don't want to get flagged by the FBI or NSA right off the bat here.Then...>[ ]Start work on the applicator.
>>26709831>[ ]Go get the adhesive materialsfirst get everything, then get working.
>[ ]Start work on the applicator.Might as well get to work on the applicators first. Best to make sure you can use something before making it, especially considering that the adhesive needs to be stores or it’ll begin degrading.You put on your safety gear, as well as a sign on the door to indicate you’re working- required by Aunt May- and start your work. Pulling out the blueprints for the applicators, you start to make work no the steel sheets you bought.Now, time to get to work.>Difficult (-2) Intelligence roll to make applicators (+2 science, +2 engineering) 1d20+5 -DC 23.
>>26709979fuck what? You start to make markings of where to cut on the steel sheets you bought
Rolled 14 + 5>>26709979
Rolled 5 + 5>>26709979Item crafting time!
Rolled 7 + 5>>26709979
Rolled 13 + 5>>26709979rolling
Rolled 2 + 5>>26709979GO!
Rolled 17 + 5>>26709999>>26710005>>26710009DAMMIT!
>>26709999use a post roll spectacular point. We'll meet the dc
Rolled 20 + 5>>26709979
Rolled 11 + 5>>26709979
>>26710029Did I win guys?
>>26709999Post roll SP?>>26710029Why do you tease us so?
>>26710029Why do you mock us dice gods
>>26709979Can we Spectacular Point?>>26710029
>>26710061There is a list of things spectacular points can do. read it in the rules. No. The people who option to use a post roll on >>26709999 would be right.
>>26709999I'm for using a post-roll SP on this so we can meet the DC. WEBSHOOTERS BABY, AW YEAAH
>>26710100Agreed. You can't be Spiderman without the webs, it's just not right.
>>26710081Let it be so. Post roll Spec Pt. go!Besides, I don't think Peter would like materials to go to waste. He's on a budget here.
>>26709999Welp lets use or sp on this
>>26710100I'm against using a SP on this roll because it is not necessary for the time being and can be re-rolled as much as needed if we invest time. This is not a choice between getting webshooters and not getting webshooters. It's a choice between getting them right now and getting them a bit later.
>>26710146Besides, if we can play around with our mutation, we might develop natural webbing. Either way, it probably would be better to conserve the point for something more sensitive.
>>26710146If you fail this roll- you fucked up making them. You're out the materials and have badly made them. You might be able to salvage parts, but you're still going to have to buy more.
>>26710133>He's on a budget here.WE are on a budget here. A budget of, if I recall correctly, 2 SP. Do you really want to use a only slowly replenishing and potentially life-saving resource of which you only have two at the moment on saving a small amount of money and time?
Voting against the SP.
>>26710176Voting for post-roll usage of SP.
>>26710176Yes, but there is nothing stopping us (other than time and money restraints) to just try again later. And as soon as we find out how to turn our spectacular new abilities into money while staying anonymous that one will stop being an issue.
>>26709999Use a SP
>>26710206Without a spider theme we'll just be cast as filthy muties.
>>26710176Well, if we get a chance to salvage parts, then fine. Don't spend the SP. Really, what did we expect when we're trying to make intricate machinery like this by hand? We are not a watchmaker. Pete really needs to get access to some proper milling machinery, that would make everything so much easier for him.
>>26710206>spectacular new abilities into money>Peter ever having money.
>>26710176Use the point. In game, failure to do this will trouble us and make us feel like shit.Success on the first go? We're amazing and capable of so much more. Coz, could this be an oppurtunity to raise engineering stat?
>>26709999Burn that point.
>>26710176This reminds me: How much do we get for tutoring that guy? I don't have much experience tutoring myself, but I know someone who made several hundred dollar per month on tutoring for his university. Granted, he tutored groups and not singular people, but still every bit counts.>>26710219I repeat myself, but not succeeding this one time will not mean we 'lose' our ability to shoot webs or stop being spider themed. We just don't gain it right now.
>>26710224MIGHT Have the ability to salvage parts. He's saying we're still probably going to have to start from scratch. I don't want to not have webshooters because of this. I vote yay on SP.
>>26710228We don't have to be as much of an idiot as marvel heroes usually are. And afaik even Peter made money in the beginning by going to that one fighting ring.Even without using our mutant powers we are supposed to be an extremely intelligent and talented teenager. There is nothing besides idiocy that can stop us from making SOME money.
>>26710247We could also do some research into metahuman development to deepen our spider connection and get around the mutant typecasting.
>>26710247Apparently nothing, even though they're a family of thieves.Could be Felix's nebulous medical treatments are ridiculously expensive.
>>26710269>besides idiocyBad luck, heroing, waifuing or no jobs that we can find without connections that aren't the Osborns?
>>26710288If we don't find anything better we can just offer to tutor some of the lower classes. In my school the usual rate was about 10$/h and there are ALWAYS kids who need tutoring.
>>26710269>there is nothing besides idiocyAnd the job market. We aren't Spider-Man yet, do you think we can just take pictures of ourselves in underwear and sell that?
>>26710322Do we actually have time for that with everything that is happening/will happen? Can we just steal money off of bad people or something? It'd be time efficient.
>SP used according to the majority's wishes.>DC23, 19+4=23 with SP! Success!You finish marking the metal and then go to cutting and working the metal into the right shapes. Like Uncle Ben always said, though, Measure twice, cut once. You carefully do the work and when you’re finished cutting and making the pieces, especially the delicate nozzle, you set them to the side.Taking a momentary break, you stretch and take a break before getting back to work.Time seems to fly and before you know it, you have two adhesive applicators in front of you, with the number of cartridges you need for it to work. The assembly was a bit tricky, but you figured it out easily enough.You double-check everything before you put them on. Giving the mechanics a quick test, you smile as they respond perfectly.Taking them off, you set them to the side and begin cleaning up. When you’re finished, you look at the time. Though you finished the metalworking much earlier, assembly and cleanup took you longer than you thought. It’s currently two in the morning.You take the applicators and the blueprints and put them into a bag in the secret compartment.Following that, you pack up everything and try to get some sleep.Tomorrow’s going to be a busy day.PETER PARKER QUEST, ISSUE #5ENDTO BE CONTINUED
>>26710360>>26710322I'd like to expand on tutoring, given that all of you idiots already decided on wasting a point on this.Tutoring is perhaps the single best source of income for lawful people with little time. Usually a single person only wants 2-4 hours of tutoring per week. This usually amounts to 20-40 dollars. The times are usually very flexible, you just have to arrange a time that fits both you and your pupil. Additionally, there is often no time spend moving to your place of work or back because you both go to the same school and can just use an empty class room after lessons.The more lucky people find people who want to be tutored together. While one doesn't get as much money as one would when tutoring all of the separate, the rate of money per time increase significantly.Compared to this most other jobs a student can get only give you minimum wage and require you to work at least a couple of hours per week and you cannot just postpone your work if you have something more important to do. (At least this is how it works over here.)
>>26710360You. I like that. We need to create some moral greys... It may actually deflect Parker Luck...
>>26710418I'm in favor of the Robin Hood style steal from the people we beat up thing.
>>26710457>Steal from criminals that steal...>Invest the money into more spidermanning.>Repeat>Profit
>>26710466The only problem is that some of the more beloved supervillains might raise objections against us; Osborn has a very strong powerbase. Also, if we ever get on the Avengers, they might be less-than-pleased about our dubious activities, but they can give us a salary if it turns into an issue.