Previous threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=homelessPastebin: http://pastebin.com/UuVeJFigYou’re John James Green, homeless mutant lizard elf. You’re sitting at a sidewalk, breathing in the midday bustle of New York and recovering from the boredom-induced shock of handing out papers for six whole hours. The round was so long as so tedious today that you can’t even remember the headline you were shouting just five or six minutes ago (that said, it was almost certainly something about Spider-Man being a goose-stepping spandexed thiefmonsternazi). Sixty in the bank (your pocket), you tell yourself. Technically that’s $10 per hour. That’s not bad. The mumble of the crowd rises behind you as a spurt of day-to-day goers emerge from the nearby station. It’s not snowing yet, but the air is just right for it. It’ll be chucking down by the time you’re off to meet with Creeper. It’s 13:30. He expects you at the park by 7’o’clock. Okay. You have some time.>Hunger Level: 6>Current Funds: $15 at hand ($68.50 total)>[ ] Get food.>[ ] Get to the Bugle.>[ ] Go home.>[ ] Write in.>(NOTE: Last time we rolled a Random Event die. I can't really throw the result at you right now in this context... but it is waiting in the closet to jump out at you)
>>27567682>>[X ] Get food.bring some pizza back to the whole we live in eat then head our for our meeting
>>27567682>>[ ] Get to the Bugle.
>>27567682>>[ ] Get food.>>[ ] Get to the Bugle.>>[ ] Go home.We have 4 and a half hours i say we have enough time for all of these.
>>27567682http://pastebin.com/zFvxDsKi here is a half finished list of powers some guy posted on twitter.
It's finally here. >[X] Get foodWe're starving like a motherfucker, it's time to feast properly, drop the hunger down to 1 or 0. Even if it hits our finances, load up on them carbs son.I think we've got 4 and half hours before we need to start moving to the meeting point.
>>27567753But first we gotta collect the cash though.
>>27567682Wait, why would we go to the Bugle? Am I forgetting something?
>>27567731All of them, but I say Bugle first to collect our paycheck.
>>27567943good point then pick up pizza for the kids.
>>27567942We didn't collect our paycheck yet I think.
If we run can get our money from the bugle(15-25 min), and maybe talk(10-15 min).Go shopping for some food.(50 minutes not including commute of course)Go home and leave at least an hour to spare.You gave us a bit too much time there.
>>27567974Not if we run into trouble and we DID roll for a random encounter last time.
>>27567974>You gave us a bit too much time there.Either shit is gonna go down during one of the things we choose or he wants us to get the other stuff done first.
>>27568000Yea and it would suck majorly if we didn't have enough time to eat and get home.
>[X] All... three?You drag yourself up. You’re tired, but you’re hungry too. And greedy for big green dollars.It takes you a little under half an hour to get back to the Bugle. As usual, you walk away bathed in the warm corona of being sixty dollars richer. You make it about halfway home when your stomach begins to complain, roiling up in your belly like a storm waiting to crack open, and you find yourself veering off into a pizza joint. You decide to go large – you’ve just come into a little money, after all – and order something big with lots of unnecessary crap on top, mostly ‘cause they’ve got some ‘-supersize your large, get a free small’ thing going. So, pizza in hand, you head back to the scar. You arrive home at 14:45, bearing your gift of pizza through into the living room of your humble abode.“Hey, guys. Picked up some pizza on my way back.” You make a quick head count as you set the steaming boxes down. Laura, check. She’s sitting in lotus position, watching you from under half-drawn lids. Noriko, check. Kevin, check. Little blonde girl you’ve never seen before, check. They’re all playing cards, which seems to be all they do during the da – Wait.Wait.>Current Funds: $65 (118.50 total)>[ ] What.>[ ] “Why is there some ten year old here?”>[ ] “…Who… wants pizza?” >[ ] Write in.>>27567750That is super useful, thanks.Also, might be a little longer wait on the next post. Cooking and questing in tandem.
>>27568000>>27567996True, i forgot to count for the encounter.What were the leaked possible encounters again?
>>27568021>>[ ] “…Who… wants pizza?”
>>27568021>>[ ] “…Who… wants pizza?”>>[ ] “Why is there some ten year old here?”Say that in that order.
>>27568025Well some people speculated we might run into Frank Castle.
>>27568065well that is certifiably bad for us or good depending how much he knows about the creeper.
>>27568021"DEAR GOD THEY'RE MULTIPLYING!"
>>27568095Soon we will have our own homeless group of x-men, what should we call our selves.
>>27568114If Morlocks are already taken, we could call ourselves The Strays.
We need to eat a bigger share of the Pizza to satiate our hunger because we're doing the mission. Being polite is nice and all, but we didn't choose the the hobo life, the hobo life chose us.
>>27568129I like the strays better than Morlocks honestly.I also like the idea of the name the Outsidersall we need is a Ponyboy.
>>27568163well that is strange, i was sure the spoilers were there.
Alright, I give up. One of you guys who reads comic books, who's the girl?
>>27568228There's lots of little blond girls, just pray she isn't Russian.
>>27568228check crustys image it has all possible characters.
>>27568260>just pray she isn't Russian.The one chick from Pacific Rim?Seriously though, who are you referring to?
>>27568260what happens then?
>>27568275We hangin with the queen of a hell dimension then
>>27568294She seems to be on our side, so that would be quite usefuk
>>27568260But ones that are ten?>>27568294Look, you fucking faggot, not everyone reads every one million retarded X-Men comics Marvel shits out. Give me a name.
>[X] "Who... wants pizza?"You blink. Yes, there’s definitely a little girl sitting between Kevin and Noriko (is that really the safest place to be? Really?), looking up at you like you owe her something. Kevin’s eyes circle around, avoiding contact with yours. Noriko does that thing that isn’t really smiling or grinning but something sitting awkwardly between the two. Laura is… Laura has shut her eyes again, but, you dunno, is she sitting up straighter? Almost in an “I told you so guys, you on your own now” way? “Um… who… wants pizza?” You chance, not quite knowing what else to say.Lord, they’re multiplying. You had an electric punk and a perhaps-goth with death hands and now they have, via osmosis or some other science term, combined their energies to create… actually a rather buttoned down, normal looking young lady. In fact, is she wearing Maude Flanders’ entire getup? It kinda looks like it. Kevin gets up and trudges over, still looking… elsewhere. “Uh…” begins Noriko, still deciding exactly what expression she should have going on. “This is Layla.” “Like the song.” Interjects the girl, looking straight past you at the steaming foodstuffs. “I hope there’s no pineapple. Pineapple on pizza is dumb.” >[ ] “Hi, Layla. Are you… entirely sure you should be here?” >[ ] “Noriko, explain.” >[ ] Ignore ignore ignore.>[ ] Write in.
>>27568324>>[ ] Write in."Uh, hey, Layla."Switch to Noriko"Ok, so what's the deal here?"
>>27568324>"Are you going to kill me if I touch you the wrong way like these two?"
>>27568324Our hobo alliance grows, soon we shall be powerful enough to take on the goverment, no THE WORLDMUHAHAHAHAHAHMUAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHAMUAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
>>27568351This and ignore the runt until we get an answer.(maybe if we ignore it, it would go away.
>>27568324"YOUR DUMB " than blow a razberry at her" pineapple is great and its good for you""and its only on half the pizza "
>>275683670>"Are you going to kill me if I touch you the wrong way like these two?">if I touch you the wrong way?"Anon what are you implying?
>>27568367I think Laura would kill is if we touched her the wrong way
>>27568389dammit i meant>>27568367
>>27568324Of course there's no pineapple, way to acidic for hobo teeth.
>>27568454What flavor is that?
>>27568389Just the regular old normal kind of wrong touch. Get your mind out of the gutter.
>>27568468I think regular, might be diet.
>>2756846820-year-old crystal pepsi.
>[X] “Hi, Layla. Are you… entirely sure you should be here?”
>[X] Write in.“Uh, hey, Layla.” She mock-waves. Welp, okay, that’s as pleasant as you’re required to be. You turn to Noriko.“Okay, so, what’s the deal here?” “Well…” She squirms uncomfortably. “She just sort of turned up in one of the apartments next door. She’d have fallen straight through the floor if Kevin hadn’t heard her and gone to check it out. Nice save there, by the way.” Kevin nods and puts a gloved thumb up, handing Layla a non-pineappled slice of pizza with his other hand. “And, uh… she doesn’t wanna go home. So we decided to wait till you got back, I guess.” “I… volunteered… to take her home.” Adds Laura, not budging. “But refuses to tell me where that is.” Layla puffs up her cheeks and sticks out her tongue at her. While chomping down on an ambitious bite of pepperoni pizza. >[ ] “Okay, well, she can’t stay. She’s like ten.” >[ ] “Why don’t you wanna go home?” >[ ] “Where’s your house, kid?” >[ ] Write in.
>>27568539>>[ ] “Why don’t you wanna go home?”
>>27568324>[X] Write in"YOU TAKE THAT BACK" "Pineapple is fucking delicious."
>>27568539>>[ ] “Okay, well, she can’t stay. She’s like ten.”Don't let the kid hear this part >>[ ] “Why don’t you wanna go home?”>>[ ] Write in.So why were you in the building next door and how come your not hurt?
>>27568539>>[ ] Write in."Ok, Layla? My names J. J. Green. I, uh, know you've just met us, but I don't think this is the kind of place for a ten year old girl. Trust me, you wouldn't like it here. Just let one of us escort you back home so you don't get in trouble with your parents."
>>27568539>Why don't you walk to go home?Here her story tell her why she's stupid, then take her home. Can't get her to stay there if she doesn't want to go back herself.
>>27568539>[X] Write in"Ok, kid, tell us why you'd rather huddle around with a band of stinky hoboes rather than go hang with kids your own age?"
>[X] "Why?">[X] Write in.Man, why today? You sigh deeply and hope that, at the very least, the pizza is still warm when this is all said and done."Ok, Layla? My names J. J. Green”–“Like the newspaper guy?” She grins. “Are you his hobo brother?” “…No. His second name is Jameso”– “I know. Duh. I was joking.” “…Alright. I, uh, know you've just met us, but I don't think this is the kind of place for a ten year old girl. Trust me, you”– “I’m twelve.” “…Yeah okay that’s nice. Trust me, you wouldn't like it here. Now,”– “Don’t tell me what I like. It’s kinda nice here, actually. Just FYI.” “NOW. “She snickers. Jesus God is this… is this Naughty Step behaviour? Is this what all children are like? Did rap do this? The rap men? “Why don’t you wanna go home?” “I DO want to go home.” At this, Noriko and Kevin look up from the respective strips of pizza. Noriko slurps down a stray fleck of cheese and shrugs, as if to indicate that this is a rather new development. “My house is next door.” Oh. Oh…Right. >[ ] “Well, you’ve gotta be staying somewhere. Why don’t you wanna go back there?” >[ ] “Pretty sure your house is no longer habitable, Layla.” >[ ] Aaaaaaa whatever. I’m eating my pizza before it gets cold.>[ ] Write in.
>>27568851>>[ ] Aaaaaaa whatever. I’m eating my pizza before it gets cold.Bloody kids.
>>27568851>>[ ] “Well, you’ve gotta be staying somewhere. Why don’t you wanna go back there?” >>[ ] Aaaaaaa whatever. I’m eating my pizza before it gets cold.Eat pizza while we talk knowing the fuckers won't stop eating while we talk with this little girl.
>>27568851Eat. We are starving.
>>27567682Any quest being made this weekend?
>>27568927The possibility exists.
>>27568851>[ ] Aaaaaaa whatever. I’m eating my pizza before it gets cold.>[ ] Write in.>Welcome her to filthy mutie dorm. Guys I don't think her parents are around any more. She's better off staying with us
>>27568939I thought I was going to be extra late or miss it entirely, but I haven't! Yay!Thanks twatter, for keeping me informed!ps why are we running a zoo
>>27568955We can handle homeless teens, but she isn't a mutie as far as we can tell and she is a child and that can cause some pretty big problems for us.
Gah, ten minutes, guys.
>>27568851>[X] write in"You smell this?""This is the smell of fresh pizza.""We're going to keep eating this in front of you looking smug as hell until you give a proper life story."*Grab a bite from a slice* "Man, that's good.""Why are you living in the streets? Full in depth answer please if you want a slice."
>>27568851Grab a slice, ask about parents while eating
>>27569002She already got a slice.
>>27569042I don't know if that's a word that applies to twelve year olds.
>>27568851>[X] write in"Girl, you're breaking the hobo code of conduct.""You're supposed to tell us your story whenever you get given food even if they don't want to hear it." "That's like hobo 101"
>>27569117Cock slut then?
Okay, back. Writing.
>>27569117trampwhorefloozyharlothookerhussytartvampcrab magnetpublic goodswell-seasoned piece of meatSperm guzzlerAlfred
>>27569187You asked for a different name to call her.
>[X] "Why.">[X] Eat.Well this is a mess. You feel a pang of sympathy for the girl, but, somewhat shamefully, you’re mostly wondering why this particular mess had to heap itself down into your lap today. Yesterday would’ve been fine. Tomorrow would be fine. Today… is kind of important. And you know what? You’re eating that pizza. You paid for it.You hunker down and grab a slice. God, yes, cheese and tomato and stuff. You’re not even sure you know exactly what’s on top but it’s nice. “Okay, look.” You pause to gulp down some cheese-stuffed crust, and intercept Layla as she reaches for another piece, dragging her intended target away from her grasp and vanishing a good half of it in one huge, over-exaggerated bite. “You’re ten.” “Twelve.”“Whatever. You’re not supposed to be homeless. You’ve gotta be staying somewhere. Why don’t you wanna go back there?” “It’s haunted.” She states, without hesitation. In the corner of your eye, Kevin almost coughs up a bit of cheese. >[ ] “…Oh shit guys who we gonna call?” >[ ] “No it’s not.”>[ ] “…How haunted? I mean, on a scale of one to ten?” >[ ] Write in.
>>27568851>[X] “Well, you’ve gotta be staying somewhere. Why don’t you wanna go back there?”
>>27569346>[ ] “…Oh shit guys who we gonna call?”
>>27569346>>[ ] “…How haunted? I mean, on a scale of one to ten?”
Rolled 7>>27569346>[ ] “…Oh shit guys who we gonna call?”
Is it possible to pack up the camp before this next job? Creeper might decide to screw us after one or two jobs; should that be the case, the easiest way would be to follow us after the job(s) are done. Maybe take some more detours before coming back.
>>27569346>[ ] Write inAnd you know this because...?
>>27569393It's possible to move everything, yeah.Some shit is heavy, of course, and probably won't be going very far.
Goddamn it crusty, layla-ruins-fucking-everything-profit-of-doom-shouldn't-you-be-bugging-a-different-mutant-mcguffin-miller? We fucked.
>[X] "Who we gonna call?">[X] "How haunted?" “…Come again?” “It’s haunted.” She repeats, in an exasperated tone. “You know. Ghosts.” Well, this… this is new. Sort of. You’re starting to get a rough idea of what’s actually going on, though. Girl loses house in a big traumatic superpowered dealie, girl gets moved elsewhere, girl makes all kinds of goblins and ghouls an’ shit to populate this nasty new place with. Because new things are scary, right? Change is scary. “Have you tried calling the Ghostbusters?”Noriko snorts out a splatter of suppressed laughter. Kevin sort of grins. Layla… shakes on the spot, gritting her teeth and clenching her fists. You feel any humour you might have injected into the situation curdle under the wave upon wave of cold, impotent rage.“It’s not… it’s not a joke. This isn’t a joke.” Her knuckles are shaking. “Because stupid Captain America and friends were too slow I have to live in some big stupid place with loads of stupid kids and stupid old people in charge. And if that wasn’t enough, it’s haunted!” Okay. “How… haunted, would you say?” You try to sound a little less incredulous this time. You think she’s either about to cry, or explode. “On a scale of one to ten.” “Like… like Poltergeist haunted. All the people in charge say it’s not but I know it is.” >[ ] “Why? What’s going on?” >[ ] “Are you sure it’s not just someone playing games?”>[ ] “Look… this is all pretty normal, but there’s no such thing as ghosts. Being moved around like this can just be kinda scary.” >[ ] Write in.
>>27569675>>[ ] “Why? What’s going on?” >>[ ] “Are you sure it’s not just someone playing games?”She is probably a mutie or there is one there messing around.
>>27569675lets let her stay for now and we can look into her situation more after we finish with creeper/
>>27569675>[X] "write in""Well, if you came here to get away from a haunted house, you got a really shitty end of the stick, you see I'm a ghost as well."*turn invisible*
>>27569749Seconding. Need to get our ducks in a row. Not like she can't be pushed off to the social workers in the worst case.
>>27569849priceless do it
The girl is probably Layla Miller or Butterfly. She grew up in a abusive orphanage. She's interesting and has two pretty kickass abilities."Knowing stuff" aka pre-and postcog and resurrecting the dead. Though i am not sure if the later isn't learned magic instead of a inborn power and you loose your soul if she does that to you.
>>27570075so she is spoilers and backstory the character.
>[X] Written in stuff.“Okay, okay...” You sit back on your hands, brow thoroughly furrowed and gears working. Well, she’s annoying, and she seems to eat a lot, and her opinion of you doesn’t appear to be all too stellar. But she’s also pretty exceptionally afraid and you doubt you could get her back to… wherever she’s supposed to be… if you tried. You’ve noticed that she’s pretty deftly avoided actually specifying anywhere in particular, so just dragging her off isn’t an option.“Alright. You can stay here for now,”–Her anger deflates somewhat and she looks, for a moment, like she doesn’t know what to say. –“But only because you can’t be... I dunno, running around sleeping in alleys or whatever.” When you’ve got the time you’re getting her back where she belongs. But with four hours to go till Creeper’s cutoff, that’s just not today.>(CONT...)
>(CONT)An awkward peace descends and you take the opportunity to stuff yourself in preparation for tonight’s dubious events. She doesn’t thank you, which honestly kinda pokes you in the ribs a bit, but whatever, she’s twelve and sufficiently scared. And she seems to make Noriko feel kinda better – she’s a lot livelier around kids, it seems. Wasn’t there a name for some kinda therapy like that? Something with cats? Laura takes a slice or two – just enough to keep her engines running. You can’t quite tell exactly what’s up, but she doesn’t seem to approve of having the kid around, which is reasonable enough you guess. Time trundles on. Eventually its 4:30, and you’re steeling yourself for perhaps the most daring and stupid thing you’ve ever done. As if sensing your discomfort, Laura sits down beside you, initiating her awkwardly unyielding brand of eye contact. “I know you don’t want to do this.” She states, bluntly. “I can help. I can miss work.” >[ ] “Nah… I’m cool.” >[ ] “The less you have to do with Creeper, the better. Believe me.” >[ ] “Yeah, actually, some help would be great. Totally out of my depth here.” >[ ] Write in.
>>27570251Why are you so desperate to help?
>>27570075>"Knowing stuff" aka pre-and postcog and resurrecting the dead. Though i am not sure if the later isn't learned magic instead of a inborn power and you loose your soul if she does that to you.Oh my. Someone hasn't read too far into X-Factor.
>>27570251>>[ ] “The less you have to do with Creeper, the better. Believe me.”this then>>27570296this.
>>27570308Seconded on both counts.
>>27570251>[ ] “Yeah, actually, some help would be great. Totally out of my depth here.”Bingo. Mission control plus J. J.'s invisibility equals cake walk.
>>27570251>[ ] “Nah… I’m cool.” >[ ] “The less you have to do with Creeper, the better. Believe me.”
>>27570308this,also lets ask her to scout see if she could find a new home (do to the potentiality compromised nature of this one)
>>27570075Pretty sure she only has healing and necromancy as powers. Precog powers come along when her future version did datatransfer on her younger self.
>>27570251>[x] “Yeah, actually, some help would be great. Totally out of my depth here.” If things go wrong we could need her to bail our invisible ass out. Mr. Negative is dangerous. Really dangerous. I'd feel better with someone that can actually fight at our back. Hopefully we won't need her but... well. Mr. Negative. Major Spiderman villain. And all.
>>27570251"Man, that's a tempting offer, but I think I'd rather have you around to keep an eye on the troublemakers and the kid. I doubt anything will come up, but still. Also I don't want you on the Creeper's radar. With your skill set and experience, it's only a matter of time before he or Fisk would try to recruit you. I'd rather you didn't throw away the freedom you've won just to help me out of a bind I knowing put myself in. It wouldn't sit right with me. But thank you Laura, I really do appreciate the offer.">(sorry I'm rambling, just got off work and I really should be asleep)
>>27570437However I think we should leave her out of it, it's our problem and we need Laura on the down low to make sure kimura doesn't find her.
>>27570437>Major Spider-Man villain So, I wonder if we'll be running into Spider-man or Batman tonight?
>>27570251>[X] Write in"You could, but then Creeper would just get greedy and alter the second job to be more dangerous.""Besides, I've got something important for you to do, I need you to find us other possible places to hide out, in case people come looking for her."
>[X] “The less you have to do with Creeper, the better. Believe me.”>[X] Write in.You would like some help. You won’t deny that. But you’re doing all of this to keep Creeper out of your life, and out of these people’s lives. You just can’t shake the feeling that anyone you bring along is another… another thing for him to latch on to. Another way in. Another vector for attack. “The less you have to do with Creeper, the better. Believe me. Anyway, why are you so”– She furrows her brow. “You insisted on sharing my problems. Why is this different?”>[ ] “Look, I just want to keep you safe.”>[ ] “Someone needs to take care of these guys while I’m gone.” >[ ] “Actually… I was kind of hoping you could look around for a new place while I’m out. Just in case.”>[ ] “You should go to work. It’s important.”>[ ] Write in.
>>27570535>[ ] “Actually… I was kind of hoping you could look around for a new place while I’m out. Just in case.”
>>27570251Oh, did we already get Nori and Kevin set up on a powers training regiment with the loot (and assorted chair legs) we brought home? If not I think we should have a talk with them after we're done with Laura.
>>27570535>>[ ] “Look, I just want to keep you safe.”>>[ ] “Someone needs to take care of these guys while I’m gone.” >>[ ] “Actually… I was kind of hoping you could look around for a new place while I’m out. Just in casethese.
>>27570535>[ ] “Someone needs to take care of these guys while I’m gone.” >>27570562She can take care of herself, she doesn't need us, smelly invisible weak hobo-lizard to keep her safe
>>27570535>>[ X] “Someone needs to take care of these guys while I’m gone.”"and if I left those two in charge this place would be packed by the time I get back"
>>27570535>[ ] Write in"Because I choose my problems knowing what I get into. You didn't."followed by what >>27570487 said
>>27570535[ ] "I don't trust Creeper. I am pretty sure he will try to fuck us over somehow, and if he does he will come prepared for me and the two kids. I'd really like to have an ace in the hole to pull then. That aside i also don't trust him not to immediately sell you out to the guys pursuing you."
>>27570535definitely NOT: “Look, I just want to keep you safe.”She doesn't need us protecting her. We just don't want her involved with another criminal organization.my vote is:>[ ] “Someone needs to take care of these guys while I’m gone.”
>>27570535>[ ] “You should go to work. It’s important.”Added, since we have another mouth to feed it makes it all the more importantWe need money badly, and it's better she'll go to work or else she might get reduced pay or something
>>27570535Dammit. She makes a good point.And we could probably find her another job...But> "I need someone I can trust here at home, Laura. In case Noriko has a relapse or the Creeper decides not to honor his deal or aliens invade again or sentinels show up. I need to know these guys are safe and, even though I know damn well that you can handle yourself in combat, it'd be nice to know you didn't have the Creeper's eye on you. That might be useful down the road."
>>27570588>>27570594>>27570600>>27570625Roll a D20 for Persuasion.>DC 14>+2 bonus for choosing tangible reasons rather than silly sentimentality
>>27570625Seconding not using "Keep you safe" since it makes no sense at all in this case and would probably end up alienating her.
Rolled 11 + 2>>27570718Rollan
Rolled 3 + 2>>27570718Crap
Rolled 4 + 2>>27570718
>>27570738>>27570744>>27570746We done goofed.......
Rolled 5 + 2>>27570718
>>27570535>[X] Write in. "Because if creeper finds out about you, our troubles will only increase.""We must not let him know that he can use me to gain access to a trained assassin unless it's absolutely necessary. During the second job, I'm far mor expendable, so it might come to that."
Rolled 17>>27570718Karma point please!
>>27570744So close, but fail!
>>27570784Apparently they don't work that way. Karma can only be spent if there's a critfail or something like that.
>>27570769I guess she's cashing in that favor we owe her...and I'm fine with that. We're being hypocrites, telling Laura stick around while we go off on our own. And Laura's job is shit anyway, we can find another one maybe try to talk her into the bugle again.
>>27570749Second time in this quest I was just a second late. Fuck this gay earth
Rolled 17 + 2>>27570718
>>27570802No. She's just going to tag along without telling us. And she's not going to tell us she quit her job. Which means she's going to need to find another way to get paid so we don't get suspicious. I was opwondering how Crusty planned to work prostitution into this quest...well, unless she has to step in to save our ass. Then obviously we'll know she lost her job.
>>27570802Why would she waste a favor on this? This is her doing something for us, not the other way around.
>[X] "Someone needs to say and take care of these guys.">[X] Write in.You freeze for a second. She has a point… to an extent. But you’re not backing down, and you have a few points of your own.“Way I see it, I chose most of my problems. You didn’t. And I got all mixed up in your world the moment I ran into that Kimura bitch. And”– “I don’t see how any of this is relevant.” She says, defiantly. You smile a little. “Well… I was actually about to say that someone needs to stick around and watch out for these guys while I’m gone.” This seems to give her pause, but her stare is still… well, you’d hesitate to call it critical, exactly, but that’s the best match you can think of. Eventually, she breaks the silence and stands up, moving to take one of the last slices of now quite cold pizza. “Fine. I will stay here.” Huh. That’s it? You kinda thought you had an argument on your hands there. “Oh… cool.” You spend the next hour resting, making sure that you’re in top form for whatever the hell ‘Mr. Negative’ and his pad can throw at you. Eventually, the time comes for you to leave, and you make your way to the door. Before you go you…>[ ] Leave most of your money with the gang. >[ ] Tell them to relocate if you’re not back by tomorrow night.>[ ] Tell them to damn well come get you if you’re not back by tomorrow night.>[ ] Write in.
>>27570973>>[ ] Leave most of your money with the gang. >>[ ] Tell them to relocate if you’re not back by tomorrow night.Don't want to mix them up with a supervillain.
>>27570973>>[X] Leave most of your money with the gang.>>[X] Ask them if they ever heard of a Mr. Negative.
>>27570973>[ ] Leave most of your money with the gang. >[ ] Tell them to relocate if you’re not back by tomorrow night.
>>27570973Tell them to Relocate.If were not back by tomorrow night, we're either dead or captured and neither one is a situation thats going to be helped by them rushing in.
>>27570973>>[ ] Leave most of your money with the gang. >>[ ] Tell them to relocate if you’re not back by tomorrow night.>>[ ] Write in."If something happens to me. Laura's in charge."
>>27571033I doubt she will look after them, the most she would do is hide/drop them off somewhere before running away.to become a hooker.
>>27570973> Leave most of our money with Laura! (not need to tempt Noriko or Kevin to go out and buy drugs)> Tell them to practice getting their powers under control, and to relocate if we aren't back by tomorrow night.(just realized that Layla's a little too young to have developed her powers yet. Not mutant McGuffin for us!)
> Leave most of our money with Laura! (not need to tempt Noriko or Kevin to go out and buy drugs)> Tell them to practice getting their powers under control, and to relocate if we aren't back by tomorrow nigh>[ ] If something happens to me. Laura's in charge.
>[X] Leave most of your money with the gang. >[X] Tell them to relocate if you’re not back by tomorrow night.Stopping by the door, you turn back momentarily to leave all but $15 with the gang. Not like you’ll need all that cash if this job ends up going south, and you’d really rather they have it than some creep called ‘Mr. Negative’ (even if it is just pocket change to a guy like that). You tell them to relocate if you’re not back by tomorrow night, leave Laura in charge, and head out. The falling black of evening is spotted with tiny, falling droplets of snow. Low light, low visibility, lots of visual interference. Perfect. At least, in some small way, the world seems to stand at your side for once. You make your way across the edge of the scar under a pall of invisibility, only dropping the distortion field once you’re several blocks away. Evening shifts toward nighttime as you make your way to the park. It’s still busy, of course – this is New York in the middle of Christmas season, its guys ready to spill with frantic commuters and shoppers and blustering, wild-eyed tourists. For a moment, as the night draws in over the city, and the final stutters of defiant red vanish, you remember a little of what drove you to NY in the first place.The big city. New beginnings. Thousands upon thousands of lives, coursing, mingling, exalting. It’s five to seven when you get to the park. The chill of winter has driven most folks away from the open spaces, into the frenzied arteries of the city, leaving the bright, gleaming white silence absolute and undisturbed. Somewhere in the distance, a couple hold hands while they veer along the barely-discernible path. You wait. But not for long. The familiar sensation of being hounded, being scrutinized and utterly, surgically taken apart, spreads its fingers through your flesh. Creeper’s breath forms strange, grey ghosts in the cold night air.“Ready, boyo?”>[ ] Write in.
>>27570973...ouch. relationship decrease
>>27571341Yeah, but you have to tell me more on what i have to do.
>>27571341"Let's just get this over with."Give Creeper a flat stare/ "Any information you can give me on his place, like security and stuff?"
>>27571341> "let's get this dealt with"we should ask him for useful info on the way (layout, security,etc.)
>>27571341Ask for some form non-lethal of protection.(powers can only go so far.)
>>27571368Nah, OOC I think she's gonna ignore our orders and follow us anyway.
>>27571417not a bad idea, but bulky armor might impair stealth. Or if you mean weapons, we have taser hands.
>>27571406Agree, but I doubt he'll provide any details until we're in the van (and physically can't back out).
>>27571464Both actually.Also you thinking is to narrow about Armour protection and we have no ranged powers.
>>27571464Taser hands (think of the surface burn patterns we leave) scream mutant. Brass knuckles indicate a generic thug. The less trace of ourself we leave for the super villain to find us with, the better.
>>27571490We're expendable muscle, there's almost no chance of Creeps lending us armor or an untraceable ranged weapon. Now if we're ok with a few murders getting pinned on us...
>>27571341"Yes, how do we do this? Is my job to just go in and clear the way for your boys or is the tablet something I can just grab and sneak out?"
“Let’s just get this over with.” You respond, colder than the snow falling around your ears. You turn round and squint as his power angles your vision away from his face. He beckons, strolling toward the old, rusted gate leading out into the streets. “By all means.” Yeah, yeah. God you hope this stupid tablet is small enough to fit under your coat, otherwise Mr. Negative’s crew are gonna be chasing your dumb ass halfway across the city. You wonder briefly if Creeper actually factored that in. “Anything you can give me on the place? Layout, security…?” “Ach-ach-ch…” You follow him out to the side of a road, where a tellingly nondescript van is waiting with its engines buzzing. He strides up and throws the back doors open, revealing a set of seats upon which sit two of the baldest and grittiest men you’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. They’re covered in tactical gear and look like they could break diamonds on their chins. “That’s not really my business, boyo. I’m in logistics, supply/demand, etc etc etc… the boys’ll fill you in on the meat of the matter.” They regard you nonchalantly as you get in. “Be safe now, Johnny.” Coos Creeper, shutting the door behind you. >[ ] “Uh… hey, guys.” >[ ] “So, what’s the layout of this place look like?”>[ ] “What kind of security we looking at?”>[ ] “How’re we getting in? Is there a plan here or are you guys just shooting me at this place?”>[ ] Write in.
>>27571534we are doing something that will get him big with his boss, i doubt he won't be willing to help us out.
>>27571490>>27571519Good points. This is going to more difficult that usual. Any help we can get will be useful, I just don't like taking it from creeper.
>>27571545> write in>say nothing, smells like trap, be prepared to taser
>>27571545>>[ ] “So, what’s the layout of this place look like?”>>[ ] “What kind of security we looking at?”>>[ ] “How’re we getting in? Is there a plan here or are you guys just shooting me at this place?”>>[ ] Write in.Ask if they have any gear we can use?Also on a side not this would be a great level to have heat vision, but the upgraded version of our invisibility is great as well.
>>27571545All of the above
>>27571582This sounds good, but be prepared for an attack.
>>27571545>[ ] “Uh… hey, guys.” >[ ] “So, what’s the layout of this place look like?”>[ ] “What kind of security we looking at?”>[ ] “How’re we getting in? Is there a plan here or are you guys just shooting me at this place?”We need all info
>[X] All.You stumble a little as the van lurches into activity, making your way to an unoccupied seat. You see that the ‘boys’ (they look more like thirtysomething ogres to you) have spread a complex map detailing an interior. Floor plan, you’d guess. You nod toward it. “Uh, that the layout.” “Close enough.” One of the two grumbles, the low lighting making the tattoos that crawl across his arms and neck look like strange, barbed shadows clinging like parasites to some stony old giant. His accent is clearly not American, but you can’t quite pin it down. “General floor plan for estates built in the neighbourhood. Is just a big house before Negative bought it. Some things will be same, others different.” His fellow points to a clear basement indicated in the centre of the complex. This one’s clearly French. “We have a reliable source stating that the tablet – along with whatever else Negative is hoarding – is down here.” “Security?” You ask. “Oh, you know, so so.” The man of indeterminate Eastern European origin waggles his hand. “Negative put his bets on people just not knowing to look here. Cameras, armed guards, you know, nothing special. You can go vanish from cameras?” “Yeah.” You nod. “I think so. So… how’re we getting in?” Frenchie steps up to this one. “Well, we aren’t going in. You are. That said, there’s a nearby rooftop close enough to act as our gangway. We’ll get you up there. Then there’s – you see this?” He indicates to a huge skylight on the plans. “This is your way in. We’ll rappel you down, you get the goods, we rappel you back up. Understood?” You nod again.>[ ] “Do I get… body armour or something?” >[ ] “Any equipment I need?” >[ ] “I heard Mr. Negative’s not in. That true?”>[ ] Write in.
>>27571826>[ ] “Do I get… body armour or something?” >[ ] “Any equipment I need?” >[ ] “I heard Mr. Negative’s not in. That true?”>[ ] Write in.Will you guys cause a distraction while im in?
>>27571980>[ ] “I heard Mr. Negative’s not in. That true? I'd rather not get caught with my pants down in front of a super villain."Followed by>[ ] “Any equipment I need? Keys, a replica to keep any cameras fooled while I get out, anything like that? Any security codes I need to know that you can provide me? I'd like this to be quick and clean, get in and get out operation."We don't need body armor. We need to be fast.
>>27571980>>[ ] Write in.can i hand the plate to the creeper himself?
>>27571980> "Do you have a photo of the tablet, I wanna know exactly what I'm stealing. Size and weight might complicate things."> "Any equipment available for use?"> "Do we know whether the home owner is in town?"
>>27572039>keep any cameras fooled while I get outwe don't show up on any sensors anon we could go through lasers now.
>>27572080I mean when we swipe the tablet. If there is someone looking at it, or there is a pressure sensor it will be able to tell we took it just by observing around us.
>[X] "Any equipment?">[X] Mr. Negative.>[X] Write in.“Any equipment I need? Keys, a replica to keep any cameras fooled while I get out, anything like that? Any security codes I need to know that you can provide me? I'd like this to be quick and clean,”– emphasis on the quick. Real big emphasis on the quick. –“get in and get out operation.”The bigger one grins. “You are very much on the ball. Good, this is good.” He reaches under his seating a pulls out a harness, as well as a set of other little baubles. “This, very important. You need this on. All this other stuff…” “…Is just as important.” Interrupts his partner, pointing to a photo being held out toward you. It depicts a solid black, sheer length of stone, one side inscribed with all the little men and animals and other random crap the Egyptians used for writing. “Need to know what you’re after, for one. Then there’s the card…” His fellow inches forward, as holding out the items in his hand. Aside from the photo, there’s also a an ID card. “…This is what’ll get you into the basement. It’s not a copy, it’s the real deal. We have till someone realizes that this thing is missing, or that its owner is face down in the sewer, to get in and get out. Swipe it when you get there, and there should be no problems. Lose it and everything goes to shit.” Okay. You can handle that. Don’t lose the card. There is one last thing, though…“I heard Mr. Negative’s not in. That true?” They exchange somewhat amused looks. “Well… no one knows where the glowy bastard holds down, to be perfectly honest. But this certainly isn’t his house, so he shouldn’t be around at this hour.” Well, that… makes you feel better, you guess. Sort of.>(CONT)
>(CONT)You make very little attempt at small talk on the way. The bigger guy is actually kinda friendly (in a way that makes you very very nervous), but you’re just not in the mood – that pit in your stomach has been growing steadily blacker and hungrier and deeper for the last few hours, and it’s take a great deal of your self control to just suck it up and not chicken the fuck out. Eventually, the van rolls to a stop and Mr. Pin – the French dude – opens the doors. “Right. Out we go.” You emerge into a quiet upstate neighbourhood. You must be on the edge of the city proper, where the world gets a little greener and the houses get significantly bigger. You legitimately haven’t seen this kind of shit in at least a year, so it’s… actually a little refreshing. They hurry you along and ascend a fire escape leading up to the top of what appears to be a private clinic. Once on the roof, you can plainly see the roof of your mark, skylight and all. It’s a large, near-modernist building all built up out of stark lines and shades of white. Exactly the kind of thing you never saw back by Lake Michigan. There’s a considerable leap between here and there, though.>[ ] “I hope you guys can jump seriously good.”>[ ] There’s a phone line running nearby. You could probably make your way over on that.>[ ] Write in.
>>27572414>>[ ] There’s a phone line running nearby. You could probably make your way over on that.
>>27572414>[ ] There’s a phone line running nearby. You could probably make your way over on that.>Write in"Unless you guys got any tools to get us across?
>>27572414>>[ ] There’s a phone line running nearby. You could probably make your way over on that.We got agility for this.
ADHESIVE TOUCH SURE WOULD BE NICE RIGHT NOW
>>27572484If we upgraded agility one more level we could walk on phone lines like nothing, hell even run on them.check it out http://pastebin.com/zFvxDsKi
>>27572424>>27572462>>27572465Agility check. >DC12>+2 bonus
Rolled 13 + 2>>27572529Rolling
Rolled 1 + 2>>27572529Rut-roo
Rolled 11>>27572539Karma point
Rolled 14 + 2>>27572529
>>27572539Karma point. ...and sorry guys, didn'tbonuses already had the 13...
You guys most certainly want to use a karma point?
>>27572593Not worth it, really.
Rolled 11 + 2>>27572539Yeah, what a wonderful way to start the job.>>27572593Most certain.
>>27572593This is NOT a place where were going to want critical failures, so, Yeah.
Rolled 19 + 2>>27572593yeah can't get caught this early.
>>27572601These are exactly what they are made for. We never use them, we may as well put them into effect.>>27572593Yes, we want to.
Alright, gimme your reroll.
Rolled 15 + 2>>27572645Rolling
Rolled 7 + 2>>27572645
Rolled 20 + 2>>27572645Reroll.
>>27572666Why do you hate us Wrenloft? Why do you hate us all?
>>27572645Crits count up to five, but 20s cancel 1s, correct?
>>27572666Why. I think it's your trips causing this. DAMN YOU SATAN!>>27572670Roll like this.
>>27572666Does crusty count mis-typed rolls?
>>27572666There's a space in between the 1 and the +.See?
>>27572686Yeah, 20's cancel 1's.Also, you can't botch on a karma roll.>writing
>>27572696As in missing the +_? Yeah. Luckily it was after the third roll.
>>27572696It's a d20
>>27572713So what roll did you take?
>>27572696Yes, but it wouldn't have counted anyway.I take the first three rolls only.
Kinda surprised there's still confusion over this, its always been the first 3Does the same guy keep forgetting or new players?
>>27572749Have a lizard
>>27572749My roll! Thanks!
>>27572733...is there a rules sheet somewhere? With all the damn /tg/ d20 variants, I just can't keep systems straight...
>>27572770We balancin' now!
>>27572803So fucking happy, jesus christ.
So anyone know a way to reason with some one who wants to try and piss off a kingpin type character in a quest and ally himself with the first friendly faction they met.
>>27572819What are you on about now?
>>27572780It's generally either somewhere along the lines of this1st 3 or 5 rolls on stuff that defines success depending quest1st roll on stuff that defines an eventThat's pretty much the universal way things go in most threads.
>>27572814Time to express joy in lizard form. Maybe we need more lizard than elf to balance?
>>27572832nothing i'm on two other quest and right now there is 1 or 2 anons trying to report this shady guy to the authorities where it is better for us to be neutral and do business with him.
>>27572841we should make shirts
>>27572841We should use that as our super hero name. The Happiest Lizard.
>>27572889the Dapper Lizard
>>27572655>17>buenoYou’re pretty spry. Possibly supernaturally so. You can make it.You give yourself a little runup and launch yourself up the telephone pole, your hands and feet flashing across the little ridges and studs designed to allow electrician access. You swing yourself onto the wiring and heave, steadily plucking your across the distance. Soon there’s roof beneath your feet once more and you let go, dropping down and rolling almost instinctually. A dull, heavy thud makes you twitch nervously. Some kind of… harpoon punches into the roof beside you, and you look up to see your companions attaching the other end of the line to a raised point on the clinic. They slide across silently. The Frenchman eyes you a little nervously. “Muties. Insane.” “Now,” his fellow interjects, resting a meaty hand on his shoulder “none of that, yeah? That is a word of hate, you know? My cousin, he is a mutant. Very good boy, too.” Luckily it doesn’t grow into a full blown spat, and the three of you make your way to the skylight. On check your harness, just in case, and hope that you know how this shit works as well as you think you do. Frenchie withdraws some kind of suction pad and places it upon he skylight, while his friend uses a considerably larger-than-average knife (which buzzes faintly, its edge vibrating at God knows how many whatevers a second) to cut a large enough circle around it. Heaving, they remove the perfect circle of glass and attach your harness to a line connected through the bigger guy’s belt. “Okay, so, you know what you’re doing? Down, unhook, pick up the goods, back. We’ll be watching from up here.” >[ ] “Actually, I have no clue what I’m doing.”>[ ] Fade out and descend.>[ ] Write in.
>>27572889Fabulous. Still just biding time with lizards until next Crusty post.
>>27572918>>[ ] “Actually, I have no clue what I’m doing.”
>>27572918>[X] “Actually, I have no clue what I’m doing.”>[X] Fade out and descend.Reassuring as hell. And we're just making each other nervous just getting to the roof.
>>27572918>>[ ] “Actually, I have no clue what I’m doing.”>>[ ] Fade out and descend.
>>27572918Oh god. I can't unthink that we just met Colossus (or his cousin).
>>27572962This. Make sure we roll our eyes though.
>>27572918>[ ] “Actually, I have no clue what I’m doing.”>[ ] Fade out and descend.
>>27572986Was just thinking we met his cousin. He's Eastern European, which might be Russian.
>>27572918"Yep""Get in the basement, get the tablet, get out, rendevouze and drop the tablet here."
>>27572962>>27572966>>27573009Guess what guys?Agility check to land silently.>DC11 >+2 bonus
Rolled 8 + 2>>27573074I have a bad feeling about this
GUYS, GUYS, GUYSElectro Gecko
Rolled 3 + 2>>27573074
Rolled 12 + 2>>27573074C'mon Stealth!>>27573081>>27573096>>27573097Oh god, we're screwed.
>>27573096Damn, so close. We're already cloaked though right?
>>27573081>>27573096>>27573097Are you the same guys who keep rolling low?
Rolled 9 + 2>>27573074
Rolled 2 + 2>>27573074so we rolled a 10 does that mean we made slight noise or is it an automatic failure?
>>27573111Trips AND I beat the DC before even adding the bonus. Nice. Too bad it doesn't matter, but whatever.>>27573099A possibility. We need wall-climbing to fit the gecko part.
>>27573170Timing is everything.
Thank god we took agility instead of phasing.
>>27573096Damn, that's like 1 short from success.
>>27573246That's why the DC wasn't 15. I assume we also got a plus 1 from enhanced agility since our base agility modifier is only +1.
You guys know what this means, right?Light Scales lvl 1 to use as gliding wings
>>27573396I... fully support this course of events.
>>27573396To happily glide! That isn't even sort of happy enough.
>[X] “Actually, I have no clue what I’m doing.”>[X] Fade out and descend.>>27573096>10>hah!“Actually, I have no clue what I’m doing.”Leaving them with that encouraging remark to think on, you fade out and descend.They lower you inch by agonizing inch. You glance down. There’s this huge, dark wood dining table right below you – no amount of manoeuvring or twisting around is gonna get you to the side of it, so you’ve just gotta be sure to not step on a plate or something. You twist about so that your feet are pointing toward the ground, and tug whenever you need a bit of a drop. Eventually, you think you’re at about the right height, and unhook yourself.Your estimate, it seems, was wrong. The silence is broken by a heavy thump as you drop about an inch or two onto the table and upset a little of the meticulously arranged cutlery. You cringe and strain your ears, pushing out the faint hiss of the cord being pulled back up. There are two doorways out, one on each side of the room. If the floor plan was accurate, one leads you round the back of the house, and will get you to the basement quicker, but there are heavy footfalls approaching from that direction. The other leads to the front door and will involve you circling your way around the structure to reach your goal. >[ ] Head toward the back.>[ ] Head toward the front.>[ ] Write in.
>>27573447>>[ ] Head toward the back.
>>27573396Do we get a half-dragon form if we start dipping into medium armor as well?
>>27573330You are correct.
>>27573447>[ ] Head toward the backQuick and fast
>>27573447>[ ] Head toward the back.
Rolled 4 + 2>>27573447>>[ ] Head toward the back.
>>27573447>[X] Head to front. Avoid loud foot sounds.
>>27573447>Back of the house>oh no they will see usUse your invisibility, you mutie!
>>27573447>[ ] Head toward the back.Our agility should allow us to deal with those
>>27573527Derp, I translated footfalls in my head incorrectly.
>>27573522They definitely heard our entrance. They'll be paying attention more, plus who knows how much space we'll have to move around them as they're charging towards our landing zone? Don't want to be trapped in a narrow hall and all.
>>27573447Open the doorway to the front, turn invisible and wait. When they go to investigate, we go to the back.
>[X] Head toward the back.You want this over. You step off the table and pad your way towards the back exit, staying light on your feet. As you approach, a pair of men in nondescript black suits turn the corner, stepping in, and your heart jumps a little bit out of your chest. Okay, so, they have guns and glasses as night. What type of guns you’re not exactly sure, but you’re fairly certain they fall into the ‘automatic’ range. And they’ll punch all the way through your dainty hobo flesh anyhow. One of them stands by the entryway while the other strides into the room, his weapon levelled. You’re gonna have to be extra quiet when heading through that doorway. >Roll a D20>DC13>+3 bonus for invisibility
>>27573570This is a good plan. Or just wait for whoever is heading towards us to go by, then we head to the back. We should be invisible already.
Rolled 7 + 3>>27573582
Rolled 15 + 3>>27573582I got this
>>27573592Indeed you do. Thus I roll not.
Rolled 16 + 3>>27573582
Rolled 3 + 3>>27573582I have a bad feeling about this
>>27573592>>27573602Yeeeessssss.>>27573591This does not seem to be your day for rolls.
>>27573624That is the most amazing reaction image I have ever seen. Hands down. Bar none!
>>27573649Yes, I am proud of that in my Lizard folder.>gird reanslamYou heard Captcha, gird your reanslam!
>>27573602>19>Excellent Success!You ghost by undetected, breathing out the quietest sigh of relief you’ve ever breathed. Taking stock of your surroundings, you seem to be in some kind of study, or very elaborate lounge. There’s something-fur all over the floor, which is great padding for your featherlight steps, and if you’re recalling the plans right you want to take the door on your left. You ease it open, glancing around the side. As expected, there’s a short corridor, which should lead you to a large room in the back of the estate with basement access. You quietly make your way across the corridor till you reach a turning and feel the hairs on the back of your neck straighten up. There’s a guy right around the corner, breathing steadily and quietly. He’s not moving toward you, he’s not moving away either.Okay. Shit.>[ ] Try to edge past him undetected.>[ ] Wait. Maybe he’ll leave.>[ ] You have taser hands. Time to use ‘em.>[ ] Write in.
>>27573715>>[ ] Try to edge past him undetected.
>>27573715Is sneaky time.
Rolled 9 + 3>>27573715>>[ ] Try to edge past him undetected.
Rolled 10 + 3>>27573715>[ ] Try to edge past him undetected.
>>27573715>[X]Wait. It costs us nothing but time, we can taze him if he doesn't leave, or squeeze past if we decide.
>>27573715>[ ] Try to edge past him undetected.If he reacts it's taser hands to the skull. 1 hand over his mouth
>>27573715>[ ] Try to edge past him undetected.Yeah, right. It's not like we are going to have to sneak past him ANOTHER time, but now with a huge ass tablet.>[x] You have taser hands. Time to use ‘em.Fry his ass.
>>27573775>>27573765he won't be knocked out for ever and they probably check if he still is awake, i say taser him when we leave.
>>27573775On the way out we're tazing him. We don't need another guard to show up while we're shimmying up the rope.
>>27573715>[ ] Try to edge past him undetected.>>27573763but we are only invisible for a short time
>>27573830We can be invisible for a good while. Although if we start getting a headache this time, we hurry up and get to where we can be visible.
>>27573830we can be invisible for hour(at most 4 or 5)
>>27573763Last time we pushed our limits with invisibility we passed out and gave Laura electric strangling.>[X] Try to edge past him undetected.If he seems to notice us, give him a good knockout zap.
>>27573889We became like that after hours of being invisible.
>>27573889I wasn't expecting us to stand there an entire evening. Like, one more post to see if we get a >Doesn't seem like he's moving. Well, damn.or not, and if we did, then we could choose another option.
>>27573726>>27573750>>27573756>>27573765>>27573830>>27573889Roll me a D20.>DC14>+3 invisibility bonus
Rolled 1 + 3>>27573989
Rolled 7 + 3>>27573989invis power go
Rolled 18 + 3>>27573989
>>27574000oh sweet jesuskarma point
>>27574000Fate point I mean karma doohickey.
Rolled 7 + 3>>27574000Do we have any karma?
>>27574000Oh god, why?We should still have another karma point.>>27574007This is what you need to do!
>>27574047Think we have 2 left.
Rolled 19>>27574000Did we just toot?
>>27574032we had 3 coming inused onehave 2 atm
Oi, Crusty! you forgot to bump our relationship with Batman to 2. We scored brownie points with Peter last time? u cheeky devil m8!
Ohohoho. You guys using that second karma point?
>>27574265YES. We have a mighty need to do.
>>27574265Not really feeling getting a lead enema.
>spend weeks building up Karma points>Fuckers roll 1s like it's going out of style and burn all our shit upHere's a though, guys, instead of tempting rolls when we don't need to (crawling on fucking wires for no goddamn reason, for example) why not just play smarter, and not put ourselves in shit positions to begin with?
>>27574338I guess we now know why Creeper didn't want to do this himself. Anyhow, we could have skipped 2 of those rolls already.
Alright then.Show me the rerolls.
Rolled 16 + 3>>27574376>>27574381Oh, come ON
Rolled 18 + 3>>27574381Fuck you and your terrible rolls.
Rolled 7>>27574381You cant be fucking serious.
>>27574381oi u cheeky cunt m8
Rolled 14>>27574381Oh wait, can't crit fail rerolls right?
>>27574422Thank God Crusty for that.
>>27574381Would someone using 4chanx tell me this is legit? Thanks.
We should have just tazed the fucker from the beginning
>>27574422thank god, no, we cannot.Fuck, though, Wrenloft, never roll another die again.In your life.If ever you have a die in your hand and you're like "hey mang, I tink I shud be rollan dis". Stop. Think properly, and Don't Fucking Roll it. Whatever it takes, eat the thing if you have to, just don't roll it.
>>27574445It is, just copy/paste the email.
See? This is why I thought we should get the fucking adhesive touch.
>>27574455Yeah, it really is time for Wren to rename itself.
>>27574455Hey man, I nearly killed Koo'lade once with 3 ones in a row.I rolled rather well after that.
Rolled 11 + 3>>27574460What the fuck would it have done here?
>>27574513We could drop on the motherfucker from the ceiling and do one of them splinter cell takedowns, but with ELECTRICITY!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Crgf80X5l1U&hd=1
>>27574381Wren. We expect you to have rolled out all your bad rolls and to roll 20 after 20 next time.>>27574513A valid point. Although it would've spared us that first karma point, probably. And kept us quiet when we climbed into this place.
>>27574531There's TWO guys. Whichever we don't zap will cast Gun on us.
>>27574531>roll to stick to stuff!>Nat 1>we fall 12 feet with ceiling tiles stuck to our hands and feetdice gods be cruel. don't matter the reason
>>27574553Wait, no, I'm thinking of earlier. But it's still not stealthy from us hobo-lizard-elfs.
>>27574531Wow, these new games really let down the standard.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adGNQbldyRk&hd=1
>>27574513If you can wall/ceiling crawl, you don't have to dodge around armed guards on the floor.
>>27574616Our luck today, we bump the ceiling fan or lights or some shit and still draw attention to ourselves.
>>27574392>19>Success!You decide to take your chances at slipping by him. You’re not really too certain of your taser-hands’ effectiveness (last time you actually used them, after all, was during a fever dream), and you want this done with at quick as possible, so you sidle on by.Luckily, you’re either lighter on your feet than you previously thought, or this guy is pretty much jobbing all night every night, and you go straight on through.Nursing a heavy knot in your stomach, you make your way into a large, obnoxiously modern lounge, a set of indulgent sofas looking out through glass walls into a pretty considerable garden. There’s a bar set up against one of the walls, and, according to the floor plan, an entryway into the basement just beyond it.Turns out it’s a trapdoor. With painstaking slowness, you ease it open and head down. “…Hello?” You breath bulges in your throat. Shit.The steel steps lead down to a broad, dank chamber, various vintage wines lined against one wall. On the other is an incredibly out-of-place, high-tech door flanked by two probably very bored fellows. One of them is stepping forward, trying to get a good look at whoever’s opened the trapdoor. “What the hell, man?” >[ ] Sneak down there and wait. Maybe one of them’ll go check upstairs.>[ ] Try to taze them both.>[ ] Write in.
>>27574616>wall crawling>leave dirty hobo finger prints all over the wallsI assume ours are in a database, they already fucking branded us.
>>27574715>>[ ] Sneak down there and wait. Maybe one of them’ll go check upstairs.
>>27574715>[ ] Sneak down there and wait. Maybe one of them’ll go check upstairs.
>>27574715>It's just a noise>Stay calm and stealth. There's nothing to fear.
>>27574715Taze em both, if they go up and find nothing they'll just wait either outside the vault door or the trap door. These fucks need to be unconscious.
Rolled 2 + 3>>27574715>>[ ] Sneak down there and wait. Maybe one of them’ll go check upstairs.
>>27574715Yay, my roll!>[x]SneakWe probably can't taze them quietly. We taze them when we leave, and use the steel steps to conduct our zapping into whoever comes down to check on the noise.
>>27574715>[x] Sneak down there and wait. Maybe one of them’ll go check upstairs.Silent takedown the one who stayed behind, hide the body, wait for the other one to return, fry him.Can't open the door with those two here, and any distraction is going to double the manpower in the vault. It's do or die time.
>[X] Sneak and wait.You step ever-so-lightly down to the bottom, padding along till you’re practically spread across one of the walls. You very nearly cock it up and send wine bottles flying everywhere, but you have enough of your wits about you to avoid the potential disaster and hunker in for the waiting game.The two of them stare at each other, then back at the trapdoor, one of them edging a little closer. His friend chortles.“Just… just go up there, man.” “It’s probably nothing. It’s probably someone being stupid.”“We can’t just leave it closed all night. Just check it out.” A moment of torturous silence passes, and the advocate of stepping upstairs finally, huffing to himself about how much of a bitch his companion is, trudges grumpily up the stairs. Leaving you alone with the other one.>[ ] Taser hand, taser hand, does whatever a taser can. >[ ] Just hit him over the head with some shit. You're honestly not sure how much screaming taserhand could involve.>[ ] Write in.
>>27575019>>[ ] Taser hand, taser hand, does whatever a taser can.cover the mouth
Rolled 4 + 3>>27575019>>[ ] Taser hand, taser hand, does whatever a taser can.Hand over mouth.
>>27575019>[ ] Just hit him over the head with some shit. You're honestly not sure how much screaming taserhand could involve.
>>27575019>Ignore Tweedledee and Tweedledum. We're here for the tablet.>RETURN THE SLAB OR SUFFER THE CUUUUUUUUUUUUUURSE
>>27575019>>[X] Taser hand, taser hand, does whatever a taser can.Also cover his mouth with a non-taser hand to try keeping him quiet without killing him via electricity to the brain area.
>>27575019>[ ] Taser hand, taser hand, does whatever a taser can.One hand on mouth, one hand to the back of the skull"Shhh... No screams, only dreams"
>>27575019>[ ] Taser hand, taser hand, does whatever a taser can. Do you want, to hear him shout? No you don't, so cover his mouth. LOOOOOK OUTTTT, HERE COMES THE TASER HAND!
>>27575063WHAT IFBOTH TASER HANDSOr a quick jolt to the brain, hopping to fry the speech center, either way works.
>>27575019>taser hand.One hand over his mouth, the other on the back of his head.So, what's the plan for dealing with his buddy? I mean yeah, we try to catch the body and lower it silently to the floor, but he's going to call down the fact that no one's up there and when guard 1 doesn't respond he's gonna call in the cavalry...
>>27575043>>27575050>>27575063>>27575078>>27575088Roll for silent takedown.>DC13>+3 bonus for invisibility
Rolled 3 + 3>>27575115Must Stealth the Lightning!
Rolled 7 + 3>>27575104Probrably rush down and taser him too, also do we have anything to tie them up in?>>27575115
Rolled 20 + 3>>27575115pls don't fuck me dice
Rolled 14 + 3>>27575115LOOK OUT, HERE COMES THE TASER HANDDDDD!
Rolled 9 + 3>>27575124Oh god.>>27575126You saved us.>>27575129I SHOULD HAVE WAITED.
>>27575126Okay, you can stay.
Can he swing, from a web?No he can't, he's a taser.
>>27575128>also do we have anything to tie them up in?Unless we are operating under CCA rules, the "Takedown" part is an euphemism. He's likely to end up braindead.
>>27575187Eh, depends entirely how long he is going to stay passed out. If he's going to lie there till morning without help, then yea, it's super bad for you.
They're dead wether we kill them or not.Mr Negative isn't known for forgiveness.
Rolled 5 + 3>>27575265its better for our psyche if we didn't directly killed them.
>>27575265He also isn't really known to us, but we still try not to be a murder-hobo. Knocking them out is also better for us, in terms of retaliation, than if we killed them.
>>27575126>18>Success!>Finally!You sidle along the wall till you’re just about at his back, and close in, sparks playing at the tips of your fingers.He’s not even remotely expecting you, and you barely even feel him react as you wrap your hand over his mouth and let the volts loose. His body seizes up in your grasp, your hand suppressing a burst of frenzied muffles and some honestly very gross frothing. After a few seconds he goes limp, and you soften his passage to the floor.Urgh, you think he might’ve vomited a little on your hand. The door before you has no handle, and no lock. Just a card reader placed off to the side. Bingo – one swipe and the prize is as good as yours.Still, there’s that other guy upstairs. You’re not sure what to do about him.>[ ] Swipe end enter. Maybe you can just grab the tablet, get out before the guy returns, and do a runner.>[ ] Go upstairs and deal with the other dude.>[ ] Wait for him downstairs. >[ ] Write in.
>>27575369>>[ ] Swipe end enter. Maybe you can just grab the tablet, get out before the guy returns, and do a runner.
>>27575369>pull dude into secure room>grab tablet>leave>Deal with guards if we need to
>>27575369>[ ] Wait for him downstairs.He'll come back down soon enough saying what a bitch Sir Barfsalot is.He isn't wrong, but hes about to get a 50,000V reassessment of his life choices.
>>27575369Hide knocked out guy then >[ ] Swipe end enter. Maybe you can just grab the tablet, get out before the guy returns, and do a runner.
>>27575369>>[ ] Swipe end enter. Maybe you can just grab the tablet, get out before the guy returns, and do a runner.>Pull knocked out guy in with you
>>27575369>>[ ] Wait for him downstairs.
>>27575369Hide the body, just out of sight from the stairs.Lurk in the shadows, then strike.THEN take the loot. Go up the stairs, throw something at the windows to make it look like you're escaping through the garden, and finally go back to rendesvouz point.
Rolled 14 + 3>>27575369>>[ ] Wait for him downstairs.Lean the knockout guy to make him seem like he is still awake.
Rolled 17 + 3>>27575369>>[ ] Wait for him downstairs.We just spent 2 karma points to be stealthy its better not to leave any loos ends.
>[X] Wait for him downstairs.>[X] Write in.Well, you don’t feel so great about running into the other guy on your way out, so you drag your victim’s unnervingly silent body under the stairs and wait. It’s not long before his friend comes tromping back down the stairs, rather loudly asserting that you were nothing, and that his fellow is a bitch-ass girlyman with pink ribbons on top.He stops abruptly at the bottom of the stairs, glancing across the chamber. “…Luke? You here?” >[ ] Taserssssss.>[ ] Thwack. >[ ] Write in.
>>27575598>TasersssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssWhy aren't lazers an option Crusty?
>>27575598>[ ] Taserssssss.
>>27575598Unless we picked up something to wack him with already I guess I'm going with taser. If we somehow succeed we need to take both their weapons.
>>27575598>>[ ] Taserssssss.>>[ ] Thwack.Why not both?
>>27575469Twack, don't want to run out of juice mid-frying.
>>27575598>[X] Taserssssss Our glorious battle-cry in the future.
>>27575598>>[ ] Taserssssss.its what Jesus would do... okay not really
>>27575598We were using taserhands when we trained with Laura right? How long did it take to recharge then?
>>27575598>>[ ] Taserssssss.
>>27575622>>27575624>>27575641>>27575653>>27575657>>27575672Roll to bring him down quietly.>DC15>+3 invisibility bonus.
Rolled 17 + 3>>27575717
Rolled 4 + 3>>27575717
Rolled 5 + 3>>27575717Must be stealthy, like the lizard.
>>27575729I love you
>>27575729now seems like a good time to start discussing our nickname, i think we should either be called Spook or Camo-melian
>>27575729This pleases me
>>27575833How about something that has nothing to do with our powers or is intentionally misleading?
>>27575833I like Spook but it only works if we work for the CIA
>>27575833Spook or Camo
>>27575729For the second time today, you gently ease an unconscious, slobbering dude to the floor. Taser hands are kind of creepy.You drag him behind the stairs and check his pulse quickly, ascertaining that, despite all other signs to the contrary, you haven’t killed the guy. With that out of the way… well, there’s only one thing left to do. Get that tablet and put an end to this disaster of a night. You swipe the card and the door hisses open, revealing…-------------------------------------------------------------THREAD 11: END>Congratulations! You’ve earned an X-Point! X-points can be used to buy new mutations or upgrade existing ones. I’ll post the list of available mutations shortly.>Congratulations! You’ve gone through two points of karma in one session!>Congratulations! You’ve met LAYLA MILLER. As usual, I’ll be around for a while to answer questions an’ stuff. Next thread is likely to be on Sunday or Monday. Keep updated via the twitter which I've run out of bad things to say about: https://twitter.com/CrustyJay
>>27575833This has been covered.>>27572889
There are three types of powers you can purchase in Homeless Mutant Quest! CORE POWERS, which are the bread and butter of your powerset, SECONDARY POWERS, which are additional abilities or powers from other sets that are also appropriate to yours, and TERTIARY POWERS, which are powers only tangentially related to yours. All can be purchased and levelled, but Tertiary Powers can never be maxed out. Powers have five levels… except when they don’t.The powers currently available to you are:CORE POWERS: >Invisibility Lvl4>Enhanced Senses Lvl3SECONDARY POWERS: >Enhanced Agility Lvl1>Claws & Fangs Lvl1>Adhesive Touch Lvl1>Pheromone Manipulation Lvl1>Envenomed Touch Lvl1>Paralytic Touch Lvl1 >Vampiric Touch Lvl1 >Electrostatic Touch Lvl2>Light Armour (scales) Lvl1>Phasing Lvl1TERTIARY POWERS: >Enhanced Strength Lvl1>Healing Factor Lvl2>Medium Armour (carapace) Lvl1You have one point to spend. First level powers cost one point, second level powers cost two, and so on. The exceptions are your Core Powers, which cost one less than usual.
>>27575945Suspense!We seem to be half-way through our heist!Now for powers.
>>27575966store the point
Rolled 10 + 3>>27575966Save it, also we already have enhaced agility level 1.
>>27575966We've already got enhanced Agility lvl 1.And I'm going to vote for Adhesive Touch.
>>27575966Adhesive touchWe climban
>>27575966Would anyone mind enhanced strentgh in honor of our unknown sister?
>>27575966Don't we have Enhanced Agility Lvl1?
>>27575966Bank it for overpowered JJ sense or Taserhands 2 : Electric Buggalo
>>27575966bank the point
>>27575992Enhanced strenght or Adhesive touch, either is fine. However, if those fuckers won't rope us up, we need the adhesive touch.
>>27575966Would like strength.
>>27575966Available powers we could get from people we met so far.Claws & fangs: Laura Adhesive Touch: PeterLight Armor: KimuraEnhanced Strength: Our Sister
>>27575966Bank it, we don't need strength or adhesive touch yet.
Well, Strength or Adhesive touch would add a lot of utility in the short term. No need to develop them fully either.
>>27576053Except to escape in case things go south?
>>27576049We should like roll every time we pick a new power.And if we get a one we get a new useless physical mutation.Like a tail, or face claws.
>>27576087So you want to use strength for what exactly?Same goes for adhesive touch.
>>27576124Uh, for punching shit dude.Kimura has DR20/blunt++energy.
>>27576124We came from a window in the roof through rope. If creeper gave them orders to rope the tablet up and not us, then how are we gonna get out if there's an alarm?
>>27576106J-just a little phase p-please?
>>27576124Adhesive Touch at least adds mobility and would help us hold on to the tablet while we FLEE FOR OUR LIFE, plus we could sneak out a window or door and climb to the roof from the outside.
>>27576139you really want to punch guys with guns(without scales)?>>27576148We are invisible to everything and can try to sneak out, that probably is safer than trying to crawl up a wall and have people shoot at us.
>>27576173This i understand, but i feel like people keep buying powers that are useful at the moment instead of saving up points.(plus we are guaranteed to get at least one point next thread).
>>27576176I'm pretty sure invisibility isn't canceled by wall-crawling.
>>27576068>You will Never be Nosferatu, master of Obfuscation and Lifetheft>You will never be the elusive Ghoststep, whom no prison, either Man-made or Divine, can hold>You will never be the beastly Bandersnatch, an invisible monster of superb Strength and Agility
>>27576198I'm just pushing for one Adhesive rank, then maxing out Senses after.
Ookay.Post 1 to bank.2 for Adhesive Touch.3 for Enhanced Strength.
>>27576227>then maxing out Senses after.capcha: bogards expectation
>>275762504 you forgot to add the number for phase, dont wory i dont mind. y-you forgot it r-right? ;_;
Come on, adhesive touch will give us bonus to stealth and the ability to ignore vertical obstacles.
>>27576311I understand ability to ignore obstacles ,but your plain lying about the bonus to stealth.
Where are we exactly saving that one? Trying to get lvl 2 agility or something? Because the rest of the upgrades have far more limited utility.
>>27576311phase will give us a bonus to invincibility and ignore obsticals of all plains
>>27576323C'mon, who checks for invisible guys on the ceiling?
>>27576323How many guards you going to have to dodge in the ceiling?
>>27576349>>27576355Its still not a straight up stealth bonus and is only situation, and leaves us to be pretty vulnerable.
>>27576355Next time on Homeless Mutant Quest:Ceiling Guard Dog is watching you scream!
>>27576382You can be invisible while wallclimbing.
>>27576334Either taser hands lv 2 or senses level 3.
>>27576382>Walls are situational>In a cityFace it, Adhesive Touch lvl 1 gives excellent utility for it's cost.
>>27576382Not particularily vulnerable considering we've got invisibility, peak of human agility and enhanced senses. All of which can be used at the same time.
I'm a shitty drawfag, want me to draw us?
>>27576397It still doesn't add to the stealth only to the ability to get over obstacles and stability.>>27576416Except we don't have the mobility that spider man does so it won't be as handyhttp://pastebin.com/zFvxDsKi als for people wonder what the levels are(some of the powers are missing)
>>27576250>1 to bank.
>>27576399Heat vision is a rather minor upgrade for 2 points when we already have darkvision, not saying it's useless, it's great for when we know we're going to an ambush and need to spot hidden enemies.Taser hands lvl 2 would give us ability to kill, which I suppose would be a decent ability when we face Kimura again and maybe give extra points with Noriko.
>>27576474there is also enhanced agility lvl 2 and healing level 2.
>>27576474I think Heatvision goes through walls, in this case.
>>27576459>Ability to avoid areas where people look is not increase to stealth. We have agility beyond human peak already, we can use adhesive touch pretty well, not as well as spiderman can as we'll get tired due to the lack of enhanced strenght, but we can definately use it.
>>27576446Yes. Any drawfag is appreciated.
>>27576512Yeah it goes through walls but no thicker than 2 feet i think.>>27576526it still won't be a bonus to stealth it will be a bonus to agility.
>>27576250Punches from the punch dimension.
>>27576512It was confirmed in previous threads that it doesn't. It does however highlight any ambushers or low lvl cloakers. The main bonus is the increased awareness it gives from the passives. Smell, hearing, eyesight and general perseption.
>>27576560No Crusty said it goes through walls but not thick ones, so you can see if some one is in another room.
>>27576534I'm pretty mediocre
>>27576575This is correct. Of course, heatvision isn't... exceptionally accurate when it comes to determining who the fuck you're looking at.Anyhow, looks like we're banking.
>>27576600you only get better by doing. dreaming isn't enough
You guys seriously putting trust on creeper's goons on getting us out? Jesus Christ man....
>>27576613Level 4 senses improves everything so is it safe to assume heat vision becomes more accurate?Or did you change to something new like gain new vision from level 3 powers?
>>27576638Russian guy, he seems pretty, I don't know, 'on the level'?We can always refuse to send the tablet 'first'.Though I have the sneaking suspicion we won't be doing that, and that whatever is in the vault is going to complicate things, a lot
>>27576676well the tablet will make things worse, but the super heroes should stop it while we wallow in our guilt about the deaths we caused.
>>27576676"Put tablet in basket first, yes thank you.""Fuck yourself, lower the rope."
>>27576661Also correct.Thread up in archive.And, by the by, to whoever dragged together all those power descriptions - you're a pretty cool guy.
>>27576701We don't exactly have the power to kill with lightning hands unless we dump pretty much all of our lightning juice into the brains of somebody.
>>27576758You don't know what the tablet is do you?
>>27576750Well an anon told me to stop asking questions in a mocking tone and look in the previous threads so i said fuck it and did.
>>27576778I know I don't. Except for that one tablet from Shattered Dimensions, I've got no clue. We're probably not going to see Noir JJ or 2099 JJ.
>>27576778It's slab of stone with text on it. Outside that I've no idea what it does.
>>27576801If i'm right it should be the same tablet from the spider man show.(though i could be wrong)
>>27576600We'll be happy with whatever we get of our homeless, mutant lizard-elf.
Rolled 15>>27576613Crusty i'm dieing to know about the random even, iwe were to roll differently how different would it change? for Laura or the other girl
>>27576954>peeking at the dm's bookC'mon anon, where's the fun in that?
>>27576954Well... you wouldn't have met 'em.Some of the random events on the chart have the possibility of adding 'party members'. Some don't. I guess if you hadn't rolled Laura she'd have left NY by now, probably still looking for Logan. Layla wouldn't have run into you.
>>27576997Oh, yeah, if you wanna know what other stuff was on the charts... nope. I reuse a lot of them, after all.I'm not revealing any more than I already have there.
Rolled 1>>27577009One last question, is the fat lady who runs the bar legit? not some prostitution ring or some right?
>>27577038hey thanks I am really enjoying this.so whats doom like in this universe?any general knowledge?
>>27577078She's legit. Just greasy.>>27577097Good to know.Doom is Doom. Lord of Latveria, Dictator of Dictators, etc etc etc.
>>27577038That is a wise decision, Crusty...a wise decision
Rolled 11>>27577139One last question, if we hadn't rolled Laura she would have left already.does that mean we also missed other characters?
>>27577161Well, no. I mix up the event charts to prevent a whole pool eventually getting picked, but nothing's been taken out. Yet. I meant from an IC perspective. If you hadn't rolled Laura she'd still be floating around the system, but from the IC perspective of where you currently are, she'd just have moved on had you not run into her.
I wanna meet spidey while he's out doing his spidey thing.
>>27577245Sort of like if you hadn't decided to go home JJ would have run into Layla somewhere else.
Rolled 9>>27577322All things considering that might have been a good thing since JJ might not have wanted to take the kid in/ We need to find work for Noriko and Kevin sooner or later.
>>27577433Yea, but first we gotta get their powers in control.