Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=homeless+mutant+questPastebin: http://pastebin.com/UuVeJFigYou are John James Green, mutant vagrant. So. A giant, a background girl from a 90’s pop video, and The Fonz all waltz into a thrift store. There’s probably a joke waiting to be discovered in there, but things took a turn for the unfunny when they start throwing their weight around, so you intervened. What happens?The apparent leader of the group shoots you a look of utter disdain. You’re used to disdain, but you get the impression that your hobo-ness isn’t actually a factor here, and you’d be getting the same stare no matter your yearly income. “This isn’t a robbery.” He turns back to the guy behind the desk, who shrinks away slightly. “We protect this place from dangerous mutants. Don’t we?” His companions giggle. The big guy sounds like he’s compacting trash through his oesophagus. “If we weren’t around, I get the feeling that bunch of scary mutants would just trash the whole place. But we are around, so that doesn’t happen. And if the owner wants it to keep not happening, we have to be paid for our services. Sounds fair, right?” The gum bubble pops, as if to mark his words. >[ ] “Um, you could still be getting your protecting money from somewhere nicer.” >[ ] “Aren’t charities exempt from stuff like this? Pretty sure that’s a thing.” >[ ] “…Do you guys work for Creeper, or are you just edging in on his turf?”>[ ] Engage somehow [insert].>[ ] Write in.
>>28232260>>[ ] “…Do you guys work for Creeper, or are you just edging in on his turf?”How can we resist?
>>28232260>[ ] “…Do you guys work for Creeper, or are you just edging in on his turf?”"Cause that's a fucking death wish."
>>28232260>[ ] “…Do you guys work for Creeper, or are you just edging in on his turf?”Also, is Peter Parker going to be more like 616 Peter, 1610 Peter or a fusion of the two?And what level of invisibility or self control would JJ need to only make parts of him invisible?
>>28232260>"...You realize that tis thrift store, like most in the city, is probably both a front and tax write off for people who might be very interested in you're "protection services", right?"I got no good ideas left. You're on your own guys.
>>282323021610. But with a few other elements. JJ needs to hit L4 to make himself partially invisible.
>>28232332Okay then. Will Miles ever be relevant?
>[ ] “…Do you guys work for Creeper, or are you just edging in on his turf?”
>[x] Write in."oh my mistake. So you're extorting from a thrift shop in broad daylight, openly using your powers(tick tick ?) ? .... Is it your first day or something?"does the store have security cameras?
>>28232302Pretty sure it's more of a matter of training.
>>28232361It does, which is the reason we didn't just cloak and zap these fools.
>>28232386>>28232361ah lemme update it then"oh my mistake. So you're extorting from a thrift shop in broad daylight, openly using your powers(tick tick ?) ON CAMERA ? (gesture to cameras).... Is it your first day or something?"
>>28232260>>[ ] “…Do you guys work for Creeper, or are you just edging in on his turf?”>BLUFF. "You realize cops watch his turf, right?"
Is this turf actually Creeper's, are we bluffing, or is it a trap option?
>>28232402It'd be hilarious if we accidentally become their criminal mentor.
>>28232402Well, we don't exactly know they're mutants. The more logical conclusion we could have taken from the >“If we weren’t around, I get the feeling that bunch of scary mutants would just trash the whole place. But we are around, so that doesn’t happen. And if the owner wants it to keep not happening, we have to be paid for our services. Sounds fair, right?” Is that they're mutant hunters, so we could say that Creeper doesn't like skinheads raiding his turf. After all as Laura mentioned, us meeting this many mutants in this short of time is an astronomically low chance.
>>28232347That would depend on whether Parker manages to get himself killed or not, right? I think it might be less likely given that Kane's running around here, then again maybe that just means there's room for more Spiders. Good question I guess, but I'd rather it get answered IC than OOC.
>>28232443at least two of them are mutantsBoom Boom is bubble gum bimbo.and I'd bet money captain XXXXL Hoodie is Rockslide. He might as well scream "IGNORE ME!" every time he walks into a room.no idea who neo Fonz is though
>>28232484We don't know that in character do we?
>>28232480>That would depend on whether Parker manages to get himself killed or not, right?I don't think so, since Miles got his powers a little while before Peter died.
>>28232443They're the "scary mutants". It's all implications, like in Godfather.>An offer he can't refuse.
>>28232484>and I'd bet money captain XXXXL Hoodie is Rockslide.Huh, never knew he was a thing.I just thought it was Colossus.
>>28232484Because rockslide is the only guy who has some sort of weird inorganic body?Could be any number of characters, could be fuckin Mettle.
>>28232499Tabitha used her powers last thread.captain swole is in the worst disguise ever.The leader implied they are mutants
>>28232524It's implications that they're either mutant hunters or actual mutants.The former being the more common kind.
>[X] “…Do you guys work for Creeper, or are you just edging in on his turf?”So this is about protection money. Well, last you heard, this part of Queens was more or less paid up to a certain mutant with inhumanly low noticeability and a tenuous regard for personal space. You doubt he bothers with thrift stores of all things, but... well, this kind of thing is a matter of principle for people like him.“…Do you guys work for Creeper, or are you just edging in on his turf?”Fonzie turns back around, brow furrowed. You don’t have to be listening in on his pulse to tell that this guy has a very quick temper, and that it’s being edged towards its limits. “The hell’re you talking about?” Oh. No comprende? Maybe he’s new to the city, or just new to the whole criminal element. “Hammerhead town stops like six blocks up. This place is open.” Right. Sometimes you forget that, to most of the city, Creeper is just an urban myth. >[ ] “If you say so. Good luck, man, you’re gonna need it.” (leave) >[ ] “It really isn’t. There’s a reason Hammerhead town just stops. This is Creeper territory, and unless you’re working for him, this whole… thing… probably isn’t the best idea.” >[ ] “Even if that was true, you really think shaking down a thrift store in broad daylight is gonna be a good idea?” >[ ] “You know, if you get caught, the big guy is going in a camp. Just a warning.” >[ ] Write in.
>>28232552>>[ ] “There’s a reason Hammerhead town just stops. This is Creeper territory, and unless you’re working for him, this whole… thing… probably isn’t the best idea.”FTFY
>>28232552>[ ] “It really isn’t. There’s a reason Hammerhead town just stops. This is Creeper territory, and unless you’re working for him, this whole… thing… probably isn’t the best idea.”>[ ] “Even if that was true, you really think shaking down a thrift store in broad daylight is gonna be a good idea?”and then>>28232552>[ ] “If you say so. Good luck, man, you’re gonna need it.” (leave)We are not combat material. We can't fucking fight the big guy, so we're just leaving.
>>28232552>[x] Write in."Really? Not what I've heard....">[x] “Even if that was true, you really think shaking down a thrift store in broad daylight is gonna be a good idea?” >[x] “You know, if you get caught, the big guy is going in a camp. Just a warning.>[x] Write in."I know you're trying to inconspicuous, but with your size you might as well scream 'Ignore me!' every 2 minutes."
>>28232552>[ ] “It really isn’t. There’s a reason Hammerhead town just stops. This is Creeper territory, and unless you’re working for him, this whole… thing… probably isn’t the best idea.”
>>28232552>>[ ] “It really isn’t. There’s a reason Hammerhead town just stops. This is Creeper territory, and unless you’re working for him, this whole… thing… probably isn’t the best idea.”>[ ] Write in.Then walk towards the register, leaning over to count how much they're taking."30$ is not worth getting on creeper's bad side."Be nonchalant but really give the vibe you know what you're talking about.
>>28232631and while we're at it, ask how much the gloves are.
>>28232552>"It really isn't. There's a reason Hammerhead town just stops." scratch back of our neck. "There's also a reason turf wars never open up here. Why the new tenants always disappear. Well, it's not like I'm going to convince you, but I might as well point oit that your on candid camera and the kid behind the counter was dumb enough to trip a silent alarm when this whole thing started."
>>28232585>>28232586>>28232612>>28232631Roll Persuasion. DC15.+1 modifier
>>28232530the only other ones that comes to mind is Glob Herman or Caliban.and Crusty loves his New Xmen.I can still be wrong though.
Rolled 9 + 1>>28232678Rolling
Rolled 10 + 1>>28232678pls dice gods
Rolled 9 + 1>>28232678
>>28232552Hey, can we smell whether or not Hellion's using hair product? I feel like we might be about to make an intuition roll based on the Fonzi he's rocking to realize J's a telekinetic. Unless I'm misremembering the name thrown out for this guy last time...
Rolled 13Rolling for 1
>>28232552"You must be new to New York. I'm telling you it's not a good idea to stir up trouble. If not for the local gangs here"Point to the big guys."He'll be sent to the camps"Not nesscarily as a threat but giving them warning
>>28232693>>28232696>>28232698Oh well, at least we tried.
>>28232742Can only be used in case of a nat1. Remember?
>>28232742Nah, fuck these muggas. We've taken on personal responsibility for too many people already, let's not nearly double that number in one fell swoop.
>>28232742Nah, if they wanna shake down charity, they can deal with the consequences.
Its a fail, but not a bad one.
>>28232720Yeah, this is going to hurt. A lot.
>>28232742Unneeded, next time we see them they'll have some new orifices.>>28232768It's really not.This is a "Man, whatever." kind of situation.
>>28232751What the hell are you talking about. We were going to send them to the Creeper. That way we might have some real muscle for job #2.
>>28232779Huh, I was expecting the hot head to act hot headed up against the uppity hobo trying to act all gruff in his face.
>>28232693>14 >faaaailureHe brushes you off like he’s Caesar or some shit, turning back to the volunteer behind the counter. He affords you one last glance, before looking up at his humongous friend. “Santo, get this guy outta here, would you?” The big guy’s massive hood shudders – you presume that must be a nod – and he plods towards you at a deliberate, menacingly slow pace. A hand gloved in what you’re pretty sure is mostly a load of scarves tied together reaches out for your shoulder. “Come on, little dude.” His voice sounds like granite. Italian granite? That’s new. “Let’s not make this awkward.” >[ ] Fade out, [insert action]. >[ ] “I can leave by myself.” >[ ] “Just so you know, your boss is a massive tool and he’s going to get you killed.” >[ ] Write in.
>>28232847>[x] Write in.taze his sweater, ruin his disguise and out him.
>>28232847>[ ] “I can leave by myself.”"But mind if I pay for these gloves first?"Then run like a motherfucker.
>>28232847>>[ ] “Just so you know, your boss is a massive tool and he’s going to get you killed.”
>>28232847"Well, I tried. I'll just let myself out."
>>28232847>>28232874o yea just give them our moneyjust gtfo
>>28232847>>[ ] Write in.Maybe I didn't make myself clear. My boss isn't a very forgiving man. If he find out you've been here, he will not stop until you've been turned into fish chum.
>>28232847>"Just so you know, you're boss is going to get you killed."
>>28232874>>28232887No, just tell the cashier dude we'll come back later to pay, don't want our money to end up in the drug trade.>>28232847>[ ] “I can leave by myself.” >[ ] “Just so you know, your boss is a massive tool and he’s going to get you killed.”
>>28232870That's just not cool to our fellow mutant.You want to send the guy to camp?
>>28232847>"What a waste. Well, it's your funeral anyway. I CSS see myself out." Slip into a blinds pot for the cameras and fade out.
>>28232916Dude, the place is going to be crawling with cops for hours after this and there's a good chance they'll rough up the place anyway. We can go to a different thrift store later.
>>28232946ThisI don't want cops to see us when we sneak out.
>>28232847>[ ] Write inYou're right, let's not.Fade out and take out the leader, then they'll likely listen to reason.
>>28232993>Fade out and take out the leader, then they'll likely listen to reason.No. They'll be more likely to listen to the idea of bashing our head in.
>>28232988Nah, eff that. If we can get them to understand how badly they screwed if they do this not only will we do a good deed, but odds are we'll have 4 new allies.
>>28232993You realize that will result in Boom-Boom blowing the store to bits trying to hit us with her powers.
>>28233010>>28233027Fair enough, how about fading out and doing that Batman thing of talking in the shadows, make it clear creeper can do much worse.Risky but if it works it will pay off big time.
>>28232993nah, I don't see a single one of them listening to reason.Hellion was our best chance for diplomacy.
>>28232993Look, these guys are assholes. They're raiding a charity store. We gave them more of a warning than they deserved. There's no need to get more involved with them, besides, we can't fight these guys. Both Boom-Boom and the big guy can wreck our shit probably if they land a hit.
>>282330211 - there are three of them, not four2 - they are already somewhat clued into the local crime scene (the know hammerhead town's borders) they likely have both enemies and attention that we don't wantI'd rather send them to the Brotherhood, but since we don't have their contact info giving them to the Creeper is probably our best option.Oh fuck, Creeps is going to be pissed that we didn't put up more of a fight isn't he?
>>28233052Cont.We could go all charles xavier, convince them we can help them.
>>28233060>>28233061>>28233081You all raise some very valid points. In all honesty I just don't want waster this random encounter, plus good karma is always useful.
>[X] “I can leave by myself.” >[X] “Just so you know, your boss is a massive tool and he’s going to get you killed.”“I can let myself out.” You brush his hand off. Or, rather, you make a valiant attempt, but find that he’s about as solid as he sounds – you might as well be trying to brush off a brick wall. You half-walk and are half-pushed towards the door, stepping out into the winter cold. Before you head off, it strikes you to turn back and look the guy over. You’re closer now, so his face is clearer – or it would be, if it wasn’t mostly covered in bandages. You’re guessing that whatever ‘gift’ the x-gene imposed upon him, it wasn’t the friendly kind. You sigh heavily, and give in to the urge to get the last word in.“Just so you know, your boss is a massive tool and he’s going to get you killed.” ‘Santo’ pauses, and there’s a sound like rocks churning under his giant sweater. A huge finger reaches out and prods at your chest, leaving it very lightly bruised and you wishing you’d kept quiet. “Listen, little dude, Julian takes care of us, so watch what you say.” He pokes you again. Ow. This guy doesn’t seem to know his own strength. “I’d take his word over some random flatscan’s anyday.” >[ ] “I hope he’s real good at his job, then.”>[ ] “I’m no flatscan.” (fade out) >[ ] Just leave. Some people, man.>[ ] Write in.
>>28233052Not really, these guys are relatively organized, which means they know what to do if their leader goes down. You can tell by their level of comfort acting as a team and the fact that none of them looked nervous in the least when we mentioned The Creeper. This ain't their first rodeo, don't expect them to act like weak willed rookies.
>>28233106>>[ ] “I hope he’s real good at his job, then.”>>[ ] Write in>>[ ] leave*lower shades* "Mutie please!"
>>28233052>>28233082No.>>28233100Sometimes you can't win. Let's just leave without our head getting smashed in or bones being broken.
>>28233106"I'm no Flatscan. And for your sakes, I hope he's really good at his job."
>>28233106"Fair enough, and best of luck."Looks toward the cashier and apologize.
>>28233121>*lower shades* "Mutie please!"Hey! It's "Mugga, please!"And we're not Andre, okay?We're not gonna say that.
>>28233106>[ ] Write in."Look me in the eyes friend."*take off glasses* "You'll be soon stuck in the same mess as I am or worse.">[ ](fade out)
>>28233106>"I'm no flatscan." (Lower glasses)DO NOT FADE OUT IN PUBLIC!>"I'm warning you about Creeps because he keeps an eye out for Homo Superiors, but he will make an example out of you three if you follow through on this."If he needs more proof we're a mutie, pull of a glove then tell him to find us a room with no cameras.
>>28233106>[ ] Write in.Take off your glasses. "Listen I know a little about hardship"Go invisible and around Santo then reappear."About the tough choices just to see tomorrow."Now walk towards Julian."That's how I know about creeper. I... did things... That's why I want help you."Relate to them, reach out. Offer to help anyway you can.
>>28233106Do we have the bugle still with us? Show him the headline and an ear outside the camera's view."I ain't no flatscan friend."
>>28233183Open for customising but the general gist is we can help, as long as they walk away from this venture, maybe even buy them lunch.
>>28233164I agree with this. Seconded
>>28233164They ought to harken a warning from a fellow mutie and if they don't... well, they don't got much of a future anyhow.
>>28233106Remind me, our claws can cut through granite at level 2 or 3?
>>28233306Claws go through steel at 2nd level.
>>28233313>Claws go through steel at 2nd level.Holy shit.
>>28233306>Claws & FangsLevel 1: Small claws/fangs.Level 2: Claws can now be altered in size (growing up to 10”) and may slice through steel.Level 3: Claws may now be modified so as to be heavy or long (going to 18” at longest and thinnest). They are highly resistant to damage.Level 4: Your claws may be shot, but take some time to regenerate. They are roughly as durable as adamantine.Level 5: Claws that can be shot more often and can 'conduit' for other abilities.cesse lobcmen
>>28233333Excellent! Thanks for the update tree Anon.
>>28233106look him eye to eye "hide better, this shit comes down on us all"
>>28233351http://pastebin.com/zFvxDsKiHere's the rest of them, not sure if all of them are up to date.
>>28233106>"One (raise one finger), I've been living on these streets for x years now, I don't need an inadvertent turf war erupting. Two (raise a second finger, then extend a small claw from that finger, through our glove and use it to pull down our glasses, looking him in the face) I really am trying to keep you guys from getting killed."
Oh, if we're gonna show our eyes, we also need to give grin with our protracted fangs, making us look like a lizard elf vampire.
>[X] “I’m no flatscan.”>[X] Write in.Wow. Sometimes the universe just loves to take a massive ironic dump right in your face. Apparently getting shit for being a mutie was getting kinda predictable, so now you’re getting shit for not being a mutie. How great is that? You can’t help but snarl involuntarily. “I’m no flatscan.” You tip your shades, revealing a swirl of luminous blues and greens where your irises should be. “And I’m telling you this because Creeper keeps an eye out for people like us. Keep this up and he’ll either use you up or make a big fat example out of you.” The giant pauses, visibly uncertain – you may not be able to smell his sweat or hear his pulse, but his posture is human enough. After a second or two, he finally speaks up, shifting back toward the store interior. A heavy hand falls on your shoulder, apparently with the intent of keeping you in place. “Hey, Julian, this guy’s… uh…” He makes an attempt to lower his voice, but it’s mostly ineffectual. Still, it's the thought that counts, you suppose. “…he’s one of us.” >[ ] Make like a tree [insert method]. You don’t want any more involvement in this.>[ ] Stick around.
>>28233383Hey. Hey Anon. You know how level 5 claws can act as conduits for our electricity? You think Crusty might let out level 5 fangs act as a focal point for an electric breath weapon?
>>28233429>[X] Stick around.
>>28233429Move out of sight. Fade. Then come back
>>28233436My God. + at high electrostatic touch we have range. This is perfect.
>>28233429>[ ] Make like a tree [insert method]. You don’t want any more involvement in this."If it's no problem with you, big guy, I'd rather leave. I've got a job to get to."Then attempt to go.>>28233436>You think Crusty might let out level 5 fangs act as a focal point for an electric breath weapon?I see it more as the fangs acting like focal points for an electric ball discharge, sorta like a cero from Bleach.
>>28233429>[x] Make like a tree [insert method]. You don’t want any more involvement in this.knock his his hands, he isn't expecting resistance and we have decent strength. and fadeWe've given them food for thought. Let them figure their lives out on their own.
>>28233429"...one of us? You make it sound like I got something useful up my sleeve and not just cosmetic shit." Push shades back up, "by the way you're probably going to break my collarbone if keep that pressure up."I wonder if these guys work for sinister?
>>28233429Leave, but no fading.
I'm just mad we didn't get some gloves.
Heads up, next post'll take a little longer than usual. Just have to pop out quickly.
>>28233566That's fine. We can wait.
>>28233429"Right, I'm gonna leave now.""If you guys want to continue this talk, feel free to follow."
While he's gone, can we talk Peter?I've been catching up through the archives and it's driving me crazy how every time we have a chance to get close to him we do something else.
>>28233653He doesn't work at the Bugle today, we don't know where upheld lives or goes to school. How do you propose we get in touch with him?
>>28233653Jeez, who cares? He's just some intern at the newspaper we work at. Oh no he gets beaten by his girlfriend and might be a mutie. We've got too many muties already, especially now that we seem to be adding three more. It's a stupid, boring side plot.
>>28233653Any closer and we'll come off as some sort of creepy hobo.
>>28233653>and it's driving me crazy how every time we have a chance to get close to him we do something else.He's an intern, plus we have survival on the streets to think about rather than the geek with the glasses.
>>28233687Well, considering with 3rd lvl senses, we can give a roll on guessing who he is.
>>28233713Dude, we ARE a creepy hobo.
>>28233670We had the option of sneaking in and checking records last time. Maybe after all this we could actually do it.>>28233713I don't think so, he's been trying to reach out to us. We don't have to tell him how we found him, just engineer an "accidental" meeting.I bet if we met him him again his scent would be familiar. Like say to that of a web crawler.
>>28233747Batman?Captcha: contrivances nytown
>>28233653I would kind of rather start dealing with Laura's Facility baggage and maybe take an active hand in Nori and Kev's training so we can figure out what resources we actually need in order to help them.
>>28233755>He's trying to reach out.Not really.He just asked if we were a mutant.At the same time he's trying his hardest to keep his own abilities a secret.
>>28233747He's Spider-man.... 's informant. His eyes and ears inside the daily bugle! Who would ever suspect the lowly intern? They're invisible when not fetching coffee.
>>28233749Not really, we mostly just smell bad and act paranoid. We haven't crossed the crazy stalker threshold with Peter just yet.
>>28233813>who would ever suspect the lowly intern?Certainly not us. See the problem?
>>28233830we're different! We're a main character! and heightened senses!
>>28233747If we meet Spiderman we'll have a chance at recognizing him as Peter. We don't currently know what Spidey smells like, so we won't put two and two together just by sniffing Parker.
>>28233811I'm talking about after Spider-Man webbed us up and we discovered we had claws.
>>28233849True. But we got sufficiently heightened senses after the last time we ran into Spider-Man, so we don't know what the dude smells like, just that he sounds nothing like Parker.
>>28233862We were only at senses 2 then.
>>28233862Do notice that those events occurred after that, and guess what? We already had a chance to put two and two together, now stop metagaming.
>>28233878Metagamers gonna metagame Anon. Just take assurance that Crusty won't let us act on OOC knowledge, so it's all just hot air being vented.
>>28233862I cannot tell you hope desperately I hope that Peter's a quasi red herring. That he retired after the Stacy debacle and passed on the Spider mantle, doing what he does in a new guise. He is Batman!
>that bruise that just healed faster than it should>his curiosity of us being a mutant.its obvious... Peter Parker is a mutant! He simply wants to talk and hang with a fellow mutant!
>>28233943>He is Batman!Pff!Batman's not real!He's only in the comic books!
Guys, were we wearing anything different the night we ran into Spiderman?If not, Peter knows it's us but can't say.
>>28233943huh, speaking of which, is Gwen Stacy alive in this setting?
>>28233949And our character sheet.
>>28233957>If not, Peter knows it's us but can't say.He already knows it's us. He knew on the night we were caught by Spider-Man.
>>28233957Dude, he saw our face and heard our normal voice. I mean yes, we were also wearing the only clothes we own at the time, so there is that, but it was completely obvious that he recognized us and in part let us go because of that.
>>28233957And we know jack shit about him other than he's really agile and might get picked on at school.
>>28233943Isn't one of the Parker clones a member of the X-Men or some shit?
>>28233995And that he might be a fellow mutant. Which would explain the agility and rapid healing.
>[X] Make like a tree“Yeah… I’m off.” You muster up some of your unexpected strength and shove the guy’s hand off you. In the brief instant that he’s off-balance you step back and fade out of visibility, taking a few paces to the side. You’ve given these guys enough food for thought, and you don’t want to be around if there’s gonna be any kind of police presence on the scene. Especially not with your description floating around in association with a burnt-out orphanage. “Whoa…” The giant looks both ways quickly, before seemingly giving up. His friends squeeze out beside him, the Fonz-looking one pretty clearly stuffing a wad of cash in his pocket. “You were saying, Santo?” “Oh, yeah… he’s a mutant, man. He just teleported or something.” The news affects a pretty immediate change in the guy. His aloof expression falters for a second, briefly racing through a spectrum of shock, anger, and deliberation. Eventually he composes himself again and scratches his head, taking obvious care not to disturb his (admittedly) impeccable hair. “…Who did he say this turf belonged to?” “Uh… Creepo, or something.” “Creeper.” Corrects the girl. “Creeper…” The apparent leader clenches his fists. Yep, that’s some short-ass temper right there. “Tabitha, go get Alvers and Brian.” “What about Cess?” “Cessily’s busy.” He grins, and motions for his gargantuan friend to follow him as he makes to leave. “Looks like the Hellions have competition.” Man, you don’t like the sound of this… Well, at least you got a free set of gloves out of the whole thing.>Current Time: 9:28>Current Funds: $140.50>[ ] Go pick up some prepaid phones. You’ve been meaning to for a while.>[ ] Go pick up [insert].>[ ] Head home.>[ ] Write in.
>>28233976>>28233994>>28233995So Peter wants to help us after we said we were just trying to keep how hobo mutie family alive? But can't just say that as it would remove his cover?
>>28234011Or he might do gymnastics and be really good at working with makeup.Mutant or gay?
Sorry about that bigass delay there. Took longer than I thought.
>>28234013>[ ] Go pick up some prepaid phones. You’ve been meaning to for a while.And maybe we can tip Creeper off. Or should we not?
>>28234013Perhaps we should go back and pay for the gloves?At any rate:>[ ] Go pick up some prepaid phones. You’ve been meaning to for a while.
>>28234002Spider-Man's "dad", "uncle" or "older brother" (according to the tabloids) might be mixed up in that terrorist group, yes (I believe it's Kane), but Parker's an only child. This is proof that the boy is not spiderman!
>>28234013>[ ] Go pick up some prepaid phones. You’ve been meaning to for a while.
>>28234033That's fine, Crusty.Still a great update, I think.
>>28234013>[ ] Go pick up [insert].food. Pizza I guess>[ ] Head home.enough bullshit for today
>>28234013>>[ ] Head home.
>>28234041Nah, we can wait to judge the noobs in town.Evil you know is pretty damn evil. New evil might not be so bad.
>>28234013> Pick up some prepaid phones> Leave a message for the Creeper that a gang of powered kids is going to make a move for his turf> head home
>>28234013Get one with a rubber insulator baggy for Kevin, chances are he'll be hanging around Surge.
Creeper works for the Kingpin.Fucker is connected and ain't going anywhere.
>>28234013Wait, we only grabbed the gloves and not the whole shopping list?
>>28234095> Leave a message for the Creeper that a gang of powered kids is going to make a move for his turfWhy?We hate the dude.
Pay for the damn gloves before we do anything
>>28234103Kingpin ain't goin' anywhere, but Creeper might.That could be good or bad.>>28234138No. We need to get the fuck away before they kidnap us.
>>28234148We might get a karma point if we do.
>>28234166We can do it later. Like tomorrow.
>>28234148Just leave the money on the counter if you are so scared.
>>28234166>>28234188Yeah, let's do it tomorrow.>>28234191>Just leave the money on the counter if you are so scared.No, fuck it. Let's do it tomorrow.
>>28234120Because he works for Fisk and we were seen with the guys that are about to attack one of his moderately useful underlings. And because Creeps appears to have brotherhood connections that might be useful, and he might be able to arrange passage out of new York state for us and the gang, assuming that's still on the to do list.Also, a big mutant brawl is going to be bad for us, especially if it drives Nori out of the Scar.
>>28234148eh, they're his problem now
>>28234199Couldn't we just find a place to fade and drop off the cash? It shouldn't take too long.
>>28234166In this case, the juice simply is not worth the squeeze.
>>28234199They are leaving the store. We have cloaking. There is literally no reason not to pay for it now.
>>28234248Why? They're out, we're cloaked.
>>28234243Nerts, forgot we were cloaked
>>28234243>>28234252Quit being a moralfag and let's just keep our life.
>>28234226>Fisk and Brotherhood connectionsTwo organizations we want nothing to do with? Alright.There are other ways to prevent a big mutant brawl than to speed it up.
>>28234276That would require opening the door and dropping off the money only for it to be taken by fucking mutant gangbangers.Do it tomorrow.
>>28234259Because the clerk has a shotgun behind the desk, he heard Santo say we're one of them, we don't look all that intimidating by ourself...there are reasons this wont go well. Not to mention the silent alarm.
ITT: MUH PETAH fags
>>28234318>ITT: MUH PETAH fagsHave you been reading the thread so far?
>[X] Go pick up some prepaid phones. You’ve been meaning to for a while.You check the time quickly and decide there’s little point in heading back quite yet. You’ve had the idea of picking some a bunch of prepaid phones for a while – should make it easier to keep in touch, and if you’re not putting too much faith in your abilities you can charge ‘em with your fingers. You head further down the highstreet, turning in at an alley to slip back into visibility before picking out a phone shop. You cross the threshold and immediately feel distinctly uncomfortable. There’s a mother and her kid picking out some slick touch screen whatever on one end of the shop, and a bunch of kids all goth’d up by the central racks. Everyone’s very, very clean. Cameras at the door, and at by the counter.You swallow, your throat suddenly feeling a little dry.>roll to not spaghetti mutant-style>DC13>+1 Courage modifier
Rolled 10>>28234333Spaghetti deployed.
Rolled 6>>28234333Oh for crying out loud.
Rolled 8 + 1>>28234333Rolling
Rolled 10 + 1>>28234333
>>28234348>>28234349>>28234352Fuck it, just go home.
>>28234333Oh dear, well, it's good thing we've got a skillset for running like a bitch.
>>28234388The problem is doing so without attracting attention. This shit is how sentinels will get deployed in a few years.
Hellions seem to pretty much exclusively have mutants capable of high property damage, except for Cessily Kincaid. They're very vulnerable against somebody like creeper... or us, seeing as they don't exactly have a detector.
Rolled 2, 18, 5, 8, 4, 10 = 47Testing rolls
>>28234445If Brian is Brian Cruz, they have a very useful controller-type.
>>28234352>>28234349>>28234348Curl into a ball and cry.
We had to pick a phone shop didn't we. We couldn't just walk into some grocery store.
>>28234472Wrong kind of panic.
>>28234485Better than going invisbaw
>>28234485Are we afraid of crowds now?Also, back when our sister threw us, what the fuck was on fire? Was it our mom having phoenix powers?
>>28234479Yeah, I wasn't expecting to go somewhere legit. Figured we'd hit a front shop in the hood, bells kitchen or on the edge of the scar. Somewhere you'd expect someone to walk in and buy burner phones in bulk...
wait... I've got an idea!scream "Oh no! What did Spider-man do to meeeee!" as we flicker
>>28234526More of a don't draw attention due to being a dirty hobo.
>>28234348>10>FAILURE>stop rolling like such a bitch, JJ>jeez JJ>jeezYou peruse the place’s wares, constantly glancing over your shoulder. You can’t help it. Some places are just less hobo-friendly that others, y’know? It’s like walking all up into a Hilton and realizing that you’re in your pyjamas. And your pyjamas haven’t been washed and you’ve been dumpster diving in them, and oh yeah, they have a hole in the back, right where it counts. “Mom? Mom? That guy just disappeared.” You freeze up. Slowly, with dreadful certainty, you turn around to find a pair of eyes staring at you. The remaining moisture in your mouth dries up instantly. You feel yourself flicker, drawing more eyes. “Dude!” Mutters one of the teenagers. “Check out Dracula in the shades.” You lick the back of your teeth. Fangs are out. You can feel your claws just itching to push through your brand new gloves, too. >[ ] “Uh… okay, look, guys, I just want to buy a phone, okay?” >[ ] Fade out, leave.>[ ] Write in.
>>28234555Leave apologize and leave.
>>28234555>>[ ] “Uh… okay, look, guys, I just want to buy a phone, okay?”
>>28234555>[ ] Fade out, leave.
Rolled 12 + 1>>28234555>>[ ] “Uh… okay, look, guys, I just want to buy a phone, okay?”
>>28234507True>>28234526They burned the house down, planted some burning crossed on the lawn and hit our sister with an RPG. There was a lot of fire. We may also have been burned then, can't remember when the branding happened.
>>28234555"I'm just he to buy some prepaids guys, not looking for trouble."
>>28234555>[ ] Fade out, leave.NOOOPE.jpg
>>28234555>[ ] Fade out, leave.Run Bitch Run!
>>28234555>[x] Fade out, leave.
>>28234555>leave>then fade out
>>28234555"Can- Can I just get a phone and leave? Please?"
>>28234555>leave, they don't serve our kind here
>>28234555>[ ] “Uh… okay, look, guys, I just want to buy a phone, okay?”
>>28234570>>28234578>>28234581>>28234583>>28234591>>28234592Jeeze guys, they haven't even mentioned pitchforks yet.
>>28234555Just buy the phone already.
>>28234617>Jeeze guys, they haven't even mentioned pitchforks yet.No, but the mom or the storeowner might call the fucking Yellow Armbands.
>>28234555>just go somewhere to calm down before this turns ugly. Keep a watch for anyone following us, there are usually a couple hotheads around looking for the excuse to beat someone down.
>>28234626Do we really want to take our chances?
>>28234617You want to end up in the camps? We aren't registered and can't afforded the registration fee.
>>28234617Now I imagine it being like that scene from Shrek.
>>28234555>[x] Write in."yeah this get up is pretty elaborate put it takes forever for make up to put it on and just as long to take it off. anyway, the film crew is short staffed and needs cheap ass phones to stay in contact while they run errands and I drew the short straw and they're filming my scenes in an hour.The film is called Curse of the Mutants. small time slasher schlock but a pay check is a paycheck. May I buy some phones?
>>28234688If they start getting hostile, then we high tail it. otherwise, we get what we came for get out.
>>28234721You don't often play characters that are social lepers, do you?
>>28234555>[x] “Uh… okay, look, guys, I just want to buy a phone, okay?”
>>28234555>Leave, make sure we aren't followed
>>28234721>3 guys are now blocking the doorWhat now JJ? Try to go through them and you're a wanted man. Stay and you're going to the camps.
>>28234555>[ ] “Uh… okay, look, guys, I just want to buy a phone, okay?” tell the store owner if she does not want our business we will leave.
>[ ] Fade out, leave.BailWe can have somebody else get the phones for us
Whoa, this is such a close vote that I'd attempt to merge the two options if I could, but they're kind of complete opposites. Anyhow,>writing
>>28234555>"Uh...okay, look, guys I just want to buy a phone, okay?"Seconding being polite and following up that if the manager doesn't want my business or if I'm making people uncomfortable...I'll just leave...lord knows I'm uncomfortable myself...I'm flickering...
>>28234832So, did we play it smart or dumb?
>stand up to demon>drop spaghetti trying to buy phonesdamn you social anxieties! Who needs phone anyway? They give people brain cancer!
>[X] Fade out, leave.Yeah, these aren’t the kind of stares you like. “Hey…” An out-of-town accent – somewhere southern, marginally closer to home than the flavourless NY drone – catches your ears, coming from there the goths are clustered up. “Are those teeth real?” You’re on the spot here. You tell yourself you’ve got every right to be there, that you should just pick up your items and bring them over to the cashier, there go those survival instincts, getting all up in your head and biting at your heels. The urge to vanish overwhelms you. “Is that accent real?” You fade into invisibility, eliciting a chorus of gasps from around the room. Shit.You skulk out, trying not to make much of a sound. Better to just let them assume you’ve teleported or whatever, like those other guys did.Looks like someone else will have to deal with the communications issue. >[ ] Head home. >[ ] Head elsewhere [insert]. >[ ] Write in.
>>28235048>[ ] Head home.
>>28235048>>[ ] Head home.
>>28235048Go to a more ghetto area, get ghetto phones in a ghetto store. Less chance of spagging out there.
>>28235048>go to a different thrift store, we need a new jacket now that we've been on candid camera.
>>28235048Head hoem. We can assign Laura to the task of buying phones, since she's a skilled assassin and can probably manage a simple task like that without bungling it.
>>28235048Aww goddamn, did we miss out on a chance of meeting Rogue?We dun goof'd here guys.
>>28235099>did we miss out on a chance of meeting Rogue?The fuck are you talking about?
>>28235099Not worth it.
>>28235048>[x] Head home.no more spaghetti!
>>28235109x-men evo Rogue was goth
>>28235190>>28235109also southern accent
>>28235048Man, we're pathetic. I'm starting to hate us. >Head home
>>28235190And now she knows we're a mutant. If we run into her after her x-gene activates maybe she'll give us the time of day.
>>28235190>x-men evo Rogue was gothOh shit, right.Though that's Evolution. Might be different in this universe.
>Mutant Hero!with the power to drop spaghetti!
>>28235218I wonder what would happen if she tried to steal our power. Ours is a rather haphazard after all.
>>28235190If necessary she'll follow after, or her friends as well if they are who I think they are.>>28235206We've had a rough week and we kinda obviously have social anxiety.
>>28235222>Mutant Hero!>with the power to drop spaghetti!Spaghetti Man with his spaghetti hands!
>>28235229She gets all of them, we get very weak, depowred and stop healing.
I certainly hope we don't run into twilight fangirls who ask us to turn them into vampires.
>>28235218>>28235099>An out-of-town accent – somewhere southern, marginally closer to home than the flavourless NY drone.doubtful, seems more a midwestern accent than southern. Unless Crusty rolled a Nat one with american geography
>>28235206We pretty much just stopped a demon from eating some souls or whatever, give us some slack.
>>28235270True. Any X-Men from the mid west, probably north of Tennessee?
>>28235308>Any X-Men from the mid west, probably north of Tennessee?There are the Great Lake Avengers, who later became the Great Lake X-Men.
>>28235308He didn't roll on the random encounter table for her, so she's not a mutant. Jeez, Anon, it's like you can't even metagame.
>>28235109I'm thinking of the southern accent.Could just be fixating though.
>[X] Head home. You shrug, unable to remain entirely exasperated with yourself for long. It’s not like you expect much. Better head home and touch down with the gang. You guess you have a headline to show them, and you’ve been meaning to get to work on Noriko’s powers. You know Kevin’s been practicing on bits of plywood, but she seems to have taken a… “it doesn’t exist if I don’t talk about it”… approach to the problem. Which is kinda troubling. You head home, making sure to fade in and out of visibility as you get closer to the scar. Eventually, you pass beyond the skeletal threshold and into the untarnished, snowy wasteland. A few minutes later the apartment looms up ahead of you. You head up the stairs and find yourself sniffing involuntarily. You glance up, coaxed on by the familiar scent.Noriko is standing at the top of the stairs, looking down at you. She has a copy of The Enquirer in one hand, and the Times in the other. Even from at the first step, the headlines are clear as day to you: “MUTANT BRAWL DESTROYS ORPHANAGE”“MUTANT BLAZE! ORPHANAGE DESTROYED BY INHUMAN MACHINATIONS!” Oh, man. >[ ] “Weak! Man fuck everyone who isn’t J. Jonah Jameson!” >[ ] “I like mine better.” (show her the Bugle) >[ ] “…Where’d you get those?” >[ ] You don’t even. Just get inside, this is some bullshit. >[ ] Write in. >>28235099Maybe. It was mostly just a fun little reference to Evo (best) Rogue. I guess it could have become more, but I wasn't counting on it.
>>28235364>[ ] “I like mine better.” (show her the Bugle)
>>28235356Thought she was from Missouri, the accent would have been much thinker were that the case. And sound nothing like Michigan, which is much closer to a Canadian accent than a southern U.S.
>>28235364>[ ] “I like mine better.” (show her the Bugle)>It was mostly just a fun little reference to Evo (best) Rogue>Evo Rogue is best RoguePreach it, brother!
>>28235364>[X] “I like mine better.” (show her the Bugle) And can we now tell everyone what exactly happened? Full transparency? Huehuehue
>>28235364>“I like mine better.” (show her the Bugle)
>>28235364>>[ ] “I like mine better.” (show her the Bugle)Play it calm, play it cool.
>>28235364>>[ ] “I like mine better.” (show her the Bugle)
>>28235364>I like mine better>but fuck, I didn't need this
>>28235364"I'm a Bugel man myself," show headline.
>>28235411Thus. After our full on spaghetti attack we have to earn back some cool points.
>>28235364>>[x] “I like mine better.” (show her the Bugle)
>>28235431Keep dreaming, this lizard has enough spaghetti to feed all of Manhattan's homeless in perpetuity.
>>28235431We're fine around our friends, we're shit around strangers.
>>28235401True, but we ain't running in Evo. No wolverine or really anything related to that timeline and all...
>>28235396The 'closer to home' thing was more of a personal JJ thing. Your dad wasn't from Michigan.
>>28235406I certainly hope so.
>>28235456So we just gave another young mugga on the lam the cold shoulder. Man we just keep attracting Mutants....
>>28235447>No wolverine or really anything related to that timeline and all...What?
>>28235474Wolverine is not a public figure, but the X-Men did save Senator Kelley who was attacked by a mutant assassin, leaving a three point wound in the man's chest.
>>28235469we don't know that, in or out of game
>>28235364>[x] “I like mine better.” (show her the Bugle)
>>28235500That's why it's super annoying how everyone is getting absurdly meta/autist about the encounters.JJ doesn't know shit and neither do you, damnit.
>>28235364Do we still have her silly hat in the end?
>>28235406"Not Ghosts. Demons."
>>28235456Fine fine. Oh, if we keep failing panic rolls would you mind adding on to JJ's mental baggage? Seems fair that if over time he can get better it's also possible for him to get worse.
>>28235627I think we can all agree that J.K. Simmons was the best J. Jonah Jameson.
>>28235597"I strangled a Demon"
>[X] “I like mine better.” (show her the Bugle) “I like mine better.” You say, unfurling your copy of the Bugle.What else can you do? It’s not like you’re gonna be barging into the Times’ editorial office and getting them to put out a public apology. You’d just get another headline further along the lines of “MUTANTS HATE YOUR RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH (THANKS OBAMA)”. And the Enquirer has been a lost cause since before you can remember – ain’t nothing gonna stop them peddling their bullshit. Noriko brightens up a little (literally, she discharges a fleeting halo of neon blue electricity) and cranes in to read as you advance up the steps. “Whoa. That doesn’t look half bad.” “Yeah.” You hand the paper over to her as you pass by. “It’s pretty accurate, actually.” Minus the demon(?) and stuff. But you’re not even so sure that any of that was what it seemed, so you can’t blame ‘Sarah Haller’ and the reporter tasked with translating her story into print for missing that particular beat. You trail on into the apartment, just in time to see Kevin disintegrating a table leg. “Almost.” Says Layla, sitting beside him. “That was like nine seconds.” “Yeah…” They both look up. “Oh, hey, it’s the mutant menace. Hide the flatscan women guys, he’s gonna take our jerbs.” Your eyebrow twitches. Hah. Yes, funny. >[ ] “Were those the only papers like that?” >[ ] “Yes hilarious you are of such sharp wit Kevin.” >[ ] “How’s that practice coming?” >[ ] Write in.
>>28235406Sure, the gas leak had us hallucinating really badly, there was an exploding in the kids room that killed the nun but at least we managed to get them out somehow while we were still tripping balls. Then the place burned down.
>>28235675>>[ ] “How’s that practice coming?”We can be cool around our friends, let's make believe that we're a badass who doesn't sweat the small stuff.
>>28235635It is indeed possible for things to get worse. You've taken some pretty considerable steps, so it'll take a while to catapult you back. But it's very possible.
>>28235675>[ ] “Yes hilarious you are of such sharp wit Kevin.”Then roll our eyes jokingly, then actually ask him>[ ] “How’s that practice coming?”
>>28235675>"Hi you two, sounds like the practice is starting to pay off. 9 seconds is a pretty good start Kev."
>>28235675"were those the only papers like that?"
>>28235675>>[ ] “Yes hilarious you are of such sharp wit Kevin.” >>[ ] “How’s that practice coming?”
>>28235675>>[ ] “Were those the only papers like that?” >>[ ] “Yes hilarious you are of such sharp wit Kevin.” >>[ ] “How’s that practice coming?”>ha ha get wrekt.
>>28235675>>[ ] “Were those the only papers like that?” >>[ ] “How’s that practice coming?”
>>28235675>OBAMASo we're not going with generic background president?
>>28235702Excellent. Thanks OP!
>>28235675>[ ] “Were those the only papers like that?”>[ ] “How’s that practice coming?” >[ ] "Met some newbie mutants trying to muscle in on Creepers turf. Anyone of you ever heard of the Hellions? Hope this doesn't get too ugly, but just in case, keep your heads down even deeper when you are going outside. I am smelling trouble coming."
>>28235765Marvel U often has the real world president as president, its one of the reasons that Colbert isn't the Pres in 616
>>28235793>[ ] "Met some newbie mutants trying to muscle in on Creepers turf. Anyone of you ever heard of the Hellions? Hope this doesn't get too ugly, but just in case, keep your heads down even deeper when you are going outside. I am smelling trouble coming."I second this. This is a good idea.And also describe the ones we saw to our friends so that they can avoid trouble too.
>>28235765No worries about it becoming dated because nobody will be reading this quest in 2016.
>[X] “Yes hilarious you are of such sharp wit Kevin.” >[X] “How’s that practice coming?” “Yes hilarious you are of such sharp wit Kevin.” Layla whistles. You roll your eyes. “It’s a gift.” “Huh.” You sit down, glancing around for Laura. You guess she’s off running or something. “Speaking of gifts, how’s that practice coming?” You were hoping for that to dig a little into Noriko, but she just sits down on the sofa nearby, reading through your meteoric rise to fame. Kevin shrugs and scratches the back of his head a little, cringing slightly.“Well… okay, I guess. I can hold it in longer now, but it always gets past me in the end.” “What’re you talking about?” Interrupts Layla. “You’ve gotten way better!” He grins sheepishly. “Yeah, uh, maybe…” The grin fades. He stares down at his bare hands. “I dunno. Sometimes I feel like my power wants to be used. Like it’s actually fighting against me. It’s like… it needs to be fed, or something.” >[ ] “I’m sure it just feels that way.” (eep) >[ ] “Hey, where’s Laura?” >[ ] “Met some newbie mutants trying to muscle in on Creepers turf. Anyone of you ever heard of the Hellions? Hope this doesn't get too ugly, but just in case, keep your heads down even deeper when you are going outside. I am smelling trouble coming.”>[ ] “You still feeling up to helping with the money? I reckon you could sign up at the Bugle tomorrow.” >[ ] Write in.
>>28235915>[ ] “Met some newbie mutants trying to muscle in on Creepers turf. Anyone of you ever heard of the Hellions? Hope this doesn't get too ugly, but just in case, keep your heads down even deeper when you are going outside. I am smelling trouble coming.”>[ ] "Hey, by the way, where's Laura?"
>>28235765Maybe. Maybe not.Maybe Obama is just some mutant right campaigner in this universe? Or maybe he actually IS the antichrist and the Avengers fought him in top of the Statue of Liberty while the MGS: Revengeance soundtrack played into the background?It's a mystery.
>>28235940You. Are. Awesome. Also, I notice you are not giving mutually exclusive examples.
>>28235915>>[ ] “I’m sure it just feels that way.” (eep) >>[ ] “Hey, where’s Laura?” >>[ ] “Met some newbie mutants trying to muscle in on Creepers turf. Anyone of you ever heard of the Hellions? Hope this doesn't get too ugly, but just in case, keep your heads down even deeper when you are going outside. I am smelling trouble coming.”
>>28235915"Well, hopefully we'll find a way to keep the hunger at bay. At any rate, I met some newbie mutants trying to muscle in on Creepers turf. Anyone of you ever heard of the Hellions? Hope this doesn't get too ugly, but just in case, keep your heads down even deeper when you are going outside. I am smelling trouble coming."..."Hey, where's Laura?"
>>28235915>[ ] “Hey, where’s Laura?” >[ ] “Met some newbie mutants trying to muscle in on Creepers turf. Anyone of you ever heard of the Hellions? Hope this doesn't get too ugly, but just in case, keep your heads down even deeper when you are going outside. I am smelling trouble coming.”>[ ] “You still feeling up to helping with the money? I reckon you could sign up at the Bugle tomorrow.”
Guys, our disappearing act has probably been uploaded to YouTube by now. Do we need a contingency yet?
>>28236003No. And we still haven't picked out a new hiding spot
>>28236003a new hoodie>Where's Laura?"oh she's on a date with some guy.. Julian I think his name was"
>>28235915>[ ] “I’m sure it just feels that way.” (eep) >[ ] “Hey, where’s Laura?” >[ ] “Met some newbie mutants trying to muscle in on Creepers turf. Anyone of you ever heard of the Hellions? Hope this doesn't get too ugly, but just in case, keep your heads down even deeper when you are going outside. I am smelling trouble coming.”
>>28236077Didn't we ask Laura to scout for a new home?
>>28236028>>28236023Yeah. I'm creeped out.
>>282360230/10 would not bang
how much cash do y'all think we would need to get some shitty 2-3 bedroom rent house/apartment?
>>28236131in New York?around $800 for lower end shit.Apartments are not feasible at this moment
>>28236140Don't forget we generally need a deposit too.
>>28236140Yea, if we're try to get somewhere to live in, we should get a van or a motorhome.
>>28236140We're better off getting a 1 room studio.I've got a one bedroom in bumble fuck PA with water included, and its a little over 800 a month, not including renters insurance or power or gas.
>>28236180New York is traditionally more expensive....Much fucking more expensive.There is a reason there is "The Rent is Too Damn High" Party in NY
>>28236131>>28236140hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahhahahahahahOh you're funny. Try 1300 a month for a one bedroom studio. If you want 3 bedrooms in Manhattan you're looking at 2 or 3 gs a month.
>[X] “Hey, where’s Laura?” >[X] “Met some newbie mutants trying to muscle in on Creepers turf.”O-kay. You think an immediate change of subject is in order.“Hey, so, I met some newbie mutants trying to muscle in on Creepers turf. Anyone of you ever heard of the Hellions?” The question is met by a full house of very much nonplussed stares. You guessed as much, but, hey, no harm in asking. “Hope this doesn't get too ugly, but just in case, keep your heads down even deeper when you’re out and about. I’m smelling trouble.”“Isn’t this a good thing?” Asks Kevin. “I mean, Creeper’s an asshole, right?” You shrug. You guess he has a point, but, other hand, you’ve no idea how these ‘Hellions’ intend on going about their business. They don’t seem connected enough to be in on the drug scene, so that’s a plus, but they’re young and reckless, and by the looks of them they have a fair bit of power to throw around. Creeper is a slimy horrorshow, but he’s quiet and careful. He doesn’t bring the MCA down on the whole neighbourhood. “Yeah, he is… but war means collateral. Where’s Laura, by the way?” Behind you, you hear Noriko set aside the paper.“Actually, that’s something we have to talk about.” Oh? “We’ve got trouble closer to home.” “What, Laura?” You ask, your tone taking a turn for the incredulous. She’s been pretty much nothing but chill. “Nah.” Replies Kevin, waving the idea off. “Food’s been going missing again. We’re certain that someone’s taking it now, so Laura’s checking out the surrounding ruins.” >[ ] FFFFFFFF-you knew it.>[ ] “Dammit. Do we know when the stuff went missing?” >[ ] “I should probably go help. My nose is almost as good as hers.”>[ ] Write in.
>>28236180>>28236175>>28236165>>28236140The rent is too damn highMcMillan 2016
>>28236196>>[ ] FFFFFFFF-you knew it.>>[ ] “Dammit. Do we know when the stuff went missing?” >>[ ] “I should probably go help. My nose is almost as good as hers.”
>>28236023>A RIVAL APPEARS>Professor Creeper: "So, JJ, what mutant power will you choose?">JJ: "I'll go for invisibility. Yeah, that's cool.">Julian: "THEN I CHOOSE TELEKINESIS!"
>>28236196"I should probably go help, My nose is almost as good as hers,"Sniff about food room to see if we can find an unfamiliar scent before heading out.
>>28236196>[ ] FFFFFFFF-you knew it.>[ ] “Dammit. Do we know when the stuff went missing?” >[ ] “I should probably go help. My nose is almost as good as hers.”I bet its small and adorable... and vulnerable to electricity
>>28236196>[ ] FFFFFFFF-you knew it.>[ ] “Dammit. Do we know when the stuff went missing?” >[ ] “I should probably go help. My nose is almost as good as hers.”All three!
>>28236196>[ ] “I should probably go help. My nose is almost as good as hers.”Also, we've got heat vision
>>28236196>Fuck, we thought so>I should probably go help, how are you guys doing on food in the mean time?How's our hunger by the way?
>>28236196>[x] FFFFFFFF-you knew it.>[x] “Dammit. Do we know when the stuff went missing?” >[x] “I should probably go help. My nose is almost as good as hers.”
>[X] All tree.FFFFFFFF-you knew it. Your fists clench of their own accord, fangs pushing through gum inside your mouth. You fucking knew something was up!You let out an exasperated sigh and lean back against the sofa arm. “Dammit. Do we even know when the stuff went missing?” Kevin nods. “Yeah. I had my suspicions, so I’ve been checking every hour. The stuff just vanished somewhere between eight and nine.” Just in time for breakfast, huh? How very pleasant that must be. “Like, right out from under our noses.” Urgh, this just… complicates things a whole lot. You were really, really hoping you were wrong. But, no. You pull yourself up and head for the door. No rest for the wicked, it seems. “I should probably go help. My nose is almost as good as hers. See you in a bit, I guess.” "See you, dude.">[ ] Look for Laura first.>[ ] Look for the thief first.
>>28236455>>[ ] Look for Laura first.
>>28236455>[ ] Look for Laura first.She might have some ideas.
>>28236455>[ ] Look for Laura first.Make sure she hasn't found him first, and so we don't look where she already did
>>28236251>Hunger Level: 4
>>28236455>Check the cold room for the thief's scent, then go look for Laura.
>>28236455Look for Laura first so we can know where she already checked and the like.
>>28236455>look for Laura first.
>>28236480Daymn, we need to eat soon.
>>28236581We can get lunch with Laura. Maybe even a nice one too, 'cuz she's got a job!
>[X] Look for Laura first.You stop by the door to breathe in Laura’s scent, untangling it from the other aromas lingering about the apartment. Luckily, it’s not too hard – she’s pretty distinct, and the cold kills much of the ‘background radiation’ you’d usually have to deal with. Kevin’s there, of course, instantly recognizable by how dim he is – you think he kills most of the constituents of smell on contact. Noriko has the faint aurora of ozone in her nasal footsteps, and Layla stands out simply by being closer to the baseline. Laura... has more of an animal aspect to her than the others, were you pressed to describe it.Filtering out what you don’t need, you press on out into the snow. >roll Perception>DC15>+4 modifier
>>28236638This will probably end up with us stalking for whomever is stealing our food.
Rolled 16 + 4>>28236655c'mon
Rolled 16 + 4>>28236655Rolling
Rolled 10 + 4>>28236655What does our lizard elf nose smell?
>>28236668>>28236675Dubs pleases Xom/Crusty, right?
and then the twist was that it was JJ stealing the food all along in his sleep without realizing it, gathering biomass for his next transformation.
>>28236714Ha ha. Doesn't happen here.
>>28236744No way bro, it's gonna be the teleportation package.
>>28236744I'm thinking it might be someone who can shrink.A fringe idea being that it might be our Sister, sneaking in and stealing what she can't buy.
>>28236744Looks like we got some kinda M. Night Shyamalan here!
>>28236772Or someone quicksilver-like. Or a hyper intelligent colony of ants. Or something. We just don't know yet.
>>28236812Or maybe just a regularly intelligent colony of ants?
>>28236668>20>GREAT SUCCESSYou latch on to her scent quickly enough and follow it through the snow. It takes you about half an hour into the ruins, bobbling and weaving through a short procession of shattered buildings. You pass through the nearby school and on into what was once an adventure playground, heading on through into the neighbouring apartments.The place is barely a skeleton. You’re wondering just what the hell must’ve hit it when Laura emerges from behind one of the naked supports (which now bears up nothing but air and a little snow), turning her gaze towards you. “John.” She states. “You came looking?” You jog up to her, ducking under the twisted, half-melted metal wires that crisscross the blasted structure. “I came to help.” “I see.” She turns back to the rubble, gazing out into the middle-distance, her nostrils flaring occasionally. “It’s an elusive scent. It appears to just trail off and then reappear elsewhere. Pinning down a coherent route of transit is… difficult.”She seems almost disappointed in herself. >[ ] “Maybe we should split up? We could cover more ground that way?” >[ ] “Well, if we put our noses together, maybe we can make sense of it.”>[ ] Write in.
>>28236951>[ ] “Well, if we put our noses together, maybe we can make sense of it.”"But that's just what I think. What do you think we should do?"
>>28236951>>[ ] “Maybe we should split up? We could cover more ground that way?”a teleporter maybe?
>>28236951>[ ] “Well, if we put our noses together, maybe we can make sense of it.”
>>28236951Going by the obvious plot reveal, I'm guessing that she's having difficulty because there ISN'T a coherent route of transit.
>>28236951>"Well if we put our noses together, maybe we can make sense of it"...lewd
>>28236951>[ ] “Well, if we put our noses together, maybe we can make sense of it.”Also, use heatvision.
>>28236951>>[ ] “Well, if we put our noses together, maybe we can make sense of it.”
>>28236951>maybe if we work together? If its ramping from spot to spot we can at least cut the search time for the next leg of the track in half, right?Fine teleporter-anon, I admit you're probably right.
>>28236951>to just trail off and then reappear elsewhereteleportation?
>>28237003Oh, to clarify this is a "put our noses together" vote. By the way, nice oblique Eskimo kissing reference there OP, I wonder if Laura will pick up on the Canadian-aimed flirtatious wordplay.
>>28236997>Also, use heatvision.Seconded.Also, I bet it might be Kitty Pryde.
>>28237037...But it's not that at all, it's a "put our heads together," reference.
>TeleporterAlternative "Mobility Set" JJ Discovery Fun Adventure Time!
>[X] “Well, if we put our noses together, maybe we can make sense of it.”>[X] Write in.“Well, if we put our noses together, maybe we can make sense of it.” She nods. “Some help would be appreciated.” She seems to loosen up somewhat after saying it. You’re not entirely sure why, but her posture definitely changes. “Your other senses might provide insights that my nose does not.” “Yeah, let’s see what heatvision has to say about this incoherent transit whatever.” She smiles very faintly, though it vanishes from your perception as you shift your vision out of the normal range. “Heatvision? That’s another new one.” Oh, yeah. You didn’t tell anyone about that. >roll Perception again>DC17>+4 modifier>+1 for being smart
Rolled 9 + 5>>28237143Rolling
>>28237163Looks like somebody's face is about to perceive the floor.
Rolled 14 + 5>>28237163Karma point.
>>28237163at least it wasn't a matter of life and death
What summary should I use for this thread for the archive?
>>28237188So...is this one of those situations where one roll is all we get, or are we just going to walk into an i-beam and we get to try again?
>>28237223spaghetti and failure
>>28237223JJ has a mediocre day.
>>28237143>>28237163lets spend that Karma point
>>28237223After strangling a demon, we deploy spaghetti on a telephone store.
>>28237240One roll. A nat one means you do something awful. Just awful. Boxbot awful.>>28237223JJ rolls like a crack bitch. Anyhow, so, you guys want karma? Definitely certainly.
>>28237188Do your rules say you have to have the modifier included for it to count or was that another quest?
>>28237296Ones negate your modifier.
>>28237288>eh, lets not spend it, we're out hunting, what's the worst that could happen, we have our heat vision on when someone lights magnesium and we're blind for the rest of the day?
>>28237288I vote yesenough failure today
>>28237288Time for Karma then, I guess.
>>28237288Yes, Karma point.
>>28237288>Definitely certainly.Uh, that was meant to have a question mark beside it. As in, "do you certainly want this", not "you certainly need it". Just to be crystal here.
>>28237316We find Kimura. Or rather we notice that she found us.Or substitute Sabertooth or the Hellions...you get the idea.
>>28237347Yes let's use it.
>>28237288Karma is to keep us from getting buttmurdered by Cessily/Spider-Man/Kimura. No Karma.
>>28237347karma it up, and where can I see the rules on rolling and other stuff for this quest?
>>28237314>>28237323>>28237325>>28237341Okay, roll away muties. >karma spent!Remember, while you can't critfail a karma roll, you can still fail.
Does anyone have a persuasive speech topic that is good to do?
Rolled 6 + 5>>28237388
Rolled 4 + 5>>28237388
>>28237388Do we still have the same modifier on this roll?
>>28237392Abortion is always good for lightening the mood
Dear everyone,Please stop wasting Karma on stupid shit that doesn't really matter.Love,Annon.XXO
>>28237459>Please stop wasting Karma on stupid shit that doesn't really matter.Finding a thief doesn't matter?It's like you want them mutie scum to steal our food.
>>28237459That's just like your opinion man.
>>28237459Eh, I think finding the guy who is stealing from us is pretty important. I mean what if they take our money next or worse?
>>28237459>>28237541If they can steal our food without us noticing, they might be able to do worse while we're not noticing and while we're sleeping.
>>28237541>implying it's not a woman>implying /tg/ isn't going to let her off anyway>implying /tg/ can punish anyone for wrongdoing
>>28237563I suspect small mutie child route
>>28237609>>28237563watch as crusy throws us all for a loop and its a fucking alien dragon or some shit
>>28237626Noooo, Crusty said in a Q&A session that he was a member of SWORD, a GotG, and a spy in the X-Men's ranks posing as Kitty Pride's pet.
>>28237649What, there's only one alien dragon thing in the marvel universe all of a sudden?
>>28237143Posture change. She wants the D
>>28237397>24>LIMIT BREAKLaura’s right – this scent really doesn’t make any sense. It clings to the surrounding beams of metal, but when you make your way just a little further on, it cuts out without warning. It’s kinda jarring, actually. She leads you back on through the wreckage, to one of the other spots, in the hopes that your other senses will pick something up. As luck would have it, they do. It doesn’t happen immediately, but after investigating a few isolated speckles of scent, you find yourselves under the open roof of a burnt-out library, little left on the shelves but ash. Here, the scent is accompanied by a heat signature – an angry, violet-red pulsing in the air beside one of the bookcases, and then again a few meters on, where the smell suddenly cuts out. Building on the small revelation, you check out a few other spots. It takes you a while – almost an hour, actually – but eventually you find another such spot in the back of a ruined Wal-Mart. Its hotter here; fresher. Roughly an hour and a half later, another incident pops up further back, near the school, this only remaining as only a faint, subtle glow. You take a brief rest amidst the rubble to ease your legs, until Laura determines that there is a clear trail forming, and near-bodily drags you off your haunches. She’s right. By searching within the vicinity of these coronal flares, you find increasingly fresher, hotter incidences. Soon it becomes just a matter of time. Eventually, you make your way into the lopsided mess of a once-apartment complex, turned almost fully on its side and leaning into its partially-shattered twin. The scent is everywhere here – all over the veritable dunes of rubble that lead up to the half-submerged balconies. >[ ] Call out. See if anyone’s home.>[ ] Fade, head in.>[ ] Head in visibly.>[ ] Write in.
>>28237780>[ ] Fade, head in.
>>28237780>[ ] Call out. See if anyone’s home.>[ ] Fade
>>28237780>>[X] Fade, head in.
>>28237780>[ ] Fade, head inIt's gonna run if we call him out.
>>28237780>>[ ] Call out. See if anyone’s home.>>[ ] Fade, head in.
>>28237780>Fade, head in
>>28237780>>[ ] Fade, head in.
>>28237780>[x] Fade, head in.
>>28237865Not sure about calling out until we figure what we're dealing with.
>>28238023I think its safe to safe I've been outvoted on that part
>>28238023>>28238034It's called being polite.
>>28237780Do these hot spots and the trail in general happen to smell faintly of brimstone?
>>28238106He's figuring how best to spring his trap.
Crusty better post now or the thread might soon drop.
>>28238106>>28238124lounging in a kidde pool full of Darjeeling
>(1/2)>[X] Fade, head in.You nod to Laura in a manner that you assume is conspiratorial, and let yourself fade away from visibility. You pad your way up the mound of debris, taking care not to disturb any waiting avalanches. Whoever lives here must have cojones of pure, unspoiled steel – the place looks like it could come down at literally any second. Laura follows a short while in your wake, your ears perking up at her occasional sniff – she’s following you by scent. You open your nose for the freshest trace of your quarry. A whole lot of dust roils through your senses, swirling like chaff in your enhanced perception of the world, but here the trail is so fresh that you pretty much cannot be deterred. Reaching one of the balconies, you sling yourself over, taking a moment to acclimate yourself to the skewed surface. Surprisingly, the scent doesn’t lead you further into the maze of relatively-intact apartments, but out toward the mostly broken skeleton-frame that serves as the edge of the structure.
>(2/2)The bands of twisted metal and half-shattered pillars that populate the place remind you of a junglescape – even without much of the walls intact, there’s little visibility, the metallic tangle obscuring the dull grey of winter. But, though the jumble, you can clearly see that someone’s set up a little tent in a small, caved-in niche, where they’d be protected from the wind. You press further in, tightening in your breath as you squeeze through an increasingly close webbing of metal. The closer you get, the hotter it is – you’re not bothering to switch to heatvision, but there must be a ton of those ‘hotspots’ dotted around the place. Eventually, you make you way to the tent, your nose telling you in advance that there’s nobody in. Whoever calls the place home, they’re about as well off as you are. The sum whole of their possessions in the world appear to be this tent, a flashlight, and a bunch of amenities that you recognize as rightfully belonging to you. That, and a backpack. You reach out to check it out, when you notice something lying underneath. It’s a photo – a bunch of photos, actually. Carefully, you pick them up, your eyes chipping away the darkness as you squint to check out their contents. Your mouth falls open. It’s you. It’s you and your dad. You must be, like, ten… but it’s definitely you.------------------------------------------------------------------>THREAD 23: END>CONGRATULATIONS! You can’t fucking roll!>CONGRATULATIONS! You found your thief’s nest!>CONGRATULATIONS! You followed your nose.Homeless Mutant Quest could possibly return tomorrow. Keep updated via twitter: https://twitter.com/CrustyJay
>>28238192Joyce?Father?Creepy Uncle Phil?the IRS?