It is the year 22XX and Humanity has reached the stars. Alas, even though they have attained the lofty goal of interstellar travel, mankind has yet to conquer it’s baser instincts.Humanity is ruled by ultra-Corporations. Some own continents. Some own multiple worlds. But no matter who you are, everyone is a citizen-employee somewhere. The qualms that beset corporations of the past, copyright infringement, tech theft, still exist. If anything, they are amplified by the scale of the players.Without government to turn to for legal recourse and separated by millions and billions of miles, corporations have turned to less savory solutions to resolve disputes. You are one of those solutions.You are an elite mercenary, also known as a High Impact Public Representative, of the StrikeOut Company, a group of mercenaries who accept contracts and missions from the highest bidder. You are launched out of a spaceship in a drop pod filled with bright orange and highly toxic gel. You crash land into the target’s facilities, make a mess, do your job, and then get the hell out.You are a Fall Guy. You are a Deniable Asset.QM’s Twitter:https://twitter.com/DickishDeadMaster Pastebin for Everything Else:http://pastebin.com/nNU28gEA
“Hmmm,” you sigh, trying to think of a tattoo idea. Several occur to you. After a few seconds you’ve narrowed your options for the arm tattoo down to two. One is a dotted line with an animated scissor cutting through it, the other is a maw of some sort that opens or closes based on muscle movement. After several minutes of hard thinking you eventually decide to go for the maw. “Hey, so can you do ink that responds to muscular contractions?”TB nods after a second of thought. “Yeah. Yeah, neuro-reactive ink. We can do that. You got something in mind then?”You nod. “Yeah. A maw that opens and shuts in response to muscle contractions. So when I make a fist or grab a gun or something, it bites shut. Maybe even froths up.”TB looks at you with something nearing respect. “Damn. That sounds properly hardcore. I guess I only have one question. What kind of maw? Like dog or shark or what?”>What kind of maw?
>>30596622Bear or shark
>>30596622"Was thinking Bear."Failed the captcha and saw you bastards beat me to the punch. Good show!
>>30596622Asian Black Bear.Found in the eastern parts of Russia.
>>30596622sharkthat wide grim
We can has ghost bear?
>>30596622I would say bear.
>>30596708I think we just found our nickname, when we earn it."The Bear."
>>30596622Bear all the way.
>>30596765That nickname has certain connotations though...
>>30596765It's either that or "Spare Russian"Also, >>30596622, Bear.
>>30596783Eh, if you think about it too hard, any nickname can be sexual
>>30596791I think I know what we're retaliatory tattooing on Val. A pair of those hands gripping her hips from the back.
>>30596791>Pft, tribal tattoos are so over->HOLY SHIT THE PALM IS A BEAR!
Rolled 2, 1, 9 = 12“Bear,” you say without hesitation. TB raises an eyebrow. “Huh. Alright. Bear it is then.”As TB gets to work prepping all of the various needles and inks Markos grabs a chair and drags it around so he’s sitting across from you. “What, you miss me already Markos? Separation anxiety?”“No way man,” replies Markos, leaning back and grinning. “I just want a front row seat to all of your wincing and cringing.”“Pft. Whatever dude,” you snort looking away from your forearm involuntarily as TB takes her place next to it, tattoo gun in hand.Markos laughs. “Look at you. Got your arm shot off and you still can’t watch yourself get a shot. If you’re lucky maybe people’ll give you a nickname based on the that rather than your infantile fear of pointy metal. Like ‘The Bear’.”You nod, somewhat excited by the idea. “Hey the Bear isn’t all that bad. Much better tha- wait a minute.”Markos leers at you.>Does Ivan want to talk about anything while he’s getting his tattoo?>>Specify what and whom.>Rolling a grit check to see how well Ivan handles the needles
>>30597017...we flinched and ruined it. Lovely.
>>30597017>try not to scream>scream like a little bitchSuch is life on the Brick.
>>30597057Well, we didn't get less than 10, so it's not a complete failure, I think we just completely failed to look manly getting it.
Rolled 6, 9, 10 = 25>>30597017I'm just happy I didn't set a high DC for that one at all...
>>30597017... What would have happened if we'd passed that?Also, let's start pinging people to drink with.
>>30597074>25Insult to injury OP. insult to injury...
>>30597074I guess her needlework takes a bit to get used to.
Rolled 3, 3, 9 = 15>>30597074>mfw I rolled that after the 12.Fuck it. We're using the 25 instead.
>>30597017>12Our nickname is Flinch.
>>30597017So what you been up to Markos? Find any love on the battlefield? *try not to wince*
>>30597125CLEAR YOUR EMAIL FIELD
>>30597125Woo, based Fall Guy
>>30597139Alright, writing and we're using the quoted post as the conversation bit. Will still work in other suggested conversation lines if they are suggested.
>>30597264You ever putting up a pastebin for all possible upgrades/guns?Also, gonna post my suggestions from last week's thread since I arrived too late.
>>30597300I haven't even thought of most of the upgrades and guns yet. I'll try to do one of the ones I have done at some point soon.
>>30597190That cat is clearly taxidermied.
>>30597264To Tattoo Bitch, when she's done: "Hey, thanks. Looks better then I had imagined. You have an album I can look at in case I want some further work at a later date?"
>>30597017We are Russian Bear
>>30597330Have you put thought into making a mission were we have the opportunity to actually solve the bioDyne incident in the future?
>>30597300>>30597330Oversight: A combination of neural implants, cameras, and eye surgery expands peripheral vision to 180 or 360 degrees, depending on the type. While it does not allow conscious vision, subconscious and automated reactions can occur within the expanded range.Greasefire grenades: Molotov Cocktails only much more dangerous.Liquid Nitrogen grenades: Handy way to get through fire if there's no water nearby.Deodorizer: quickly gets rid of the smell of gunpowder and blood. May come in spray, grenade, and in-suit-only.Grappling Cannon System: After driving spikes into the ground for support, the grappling cannon allows you to launch a hook at high speeds. From there, you can disengage the spikes to pull yourself towards the hook, or keep the hook engaged to pull the target towards you.Plasma Propulsion System: Basically dashing from megaman. Also allows wall-jumping.Acid Rounds: Chemicals within the bullet combine to form a highly corrosive liquid.Screamer Rounds: After a programmable distance, creates extremely loud noises and possibly flashes of light.Silkskin: A gene mod that causes your body to produce proteins similar in structure to spidersilk. These proteins are incorporated into the skin and muscles, granting a noticeable increase in resistance without an increase in weight.
>>30597364God I hope not. We failed that one so badly I would be disappointed if we saw a contract from them or there competitors any time soon.
>>30597497I wouldn't imagine it to be soon either, just something eventually.
>>30597497Ivan didn't do terrible, all things considered; he managed to secure one of the freaky child mutants alive before Clayton labeled the mission FUBAR, and we got an expensive gene mod
>>30597539Might be nice to send a message to Space Australia and thank Clayton for dragging our ass out of that miserable hell hole.
>>30597352I like this, maybe we can get a name that isn't Tattoo Bitch.
>>30597601Yeah, that should be on a priority list before getting shitfaced at the bar
>>30597628Hell, invite Clayton, guy could probably use a stiff drink
>>30597605I don't know, the name fits and it's what she prefers. Just call her TB if "Tattoo Bitch" makes you uncomfortable.>>30597628Agreed.
>>30597628That way we learn it was Redsky that actually did the manhandling.>>30597652He lives on Space Aus, mate. Different billabong entirely. Could offer to buy him a Fosters next time we're in the same building, though.
>>30597652He lives off of the Brick with his family. On SPACE AUSTRALIA.
>>30597381>SilkskinSide effect: Makes your skin velvety soft to the touch. Ladies (and men) love it!
>>30597698How about Tattoo Babe?
>>30597716Go Space Broncos!
>>30597786Space Hawks > Space Broncos
>>30597738We saw how she responded to Markos' attempts to flirt, I doubt that would go well.
>>30597703> buy him a FostersIf you ever want to get pucnhed in the face by an aussie, thats what you should dotheres a fucking good reason we moved all traces of its production and sales overseas, its utter piss
>>30597804And thus the great space Cricket rivalry was fought for eons yet to come.
>>30597819As a beer guy (and most certainly off topic), what Australian beer WOULD you recommend?>>30597816I don't think we should flirt, just ask for a business card or something.
>>30597738I think our next tattoo would be someone's cock on our face. Don't fuck with the nice lady's name.
Delayed guys, terribly sorry. 5-10 minutes more delay at most
>>30598037Is OK OP. Thanks for letting us know about the delay.
>>30598037see you in an hour
>>30597876Blue tongue made some nice micro brews a while ago, haven't been keeping up with them much, Tooheys Old was my choice for a good beer when I did drink it, I rarely drink any alcohol now though.Stay the fuck away from VB, its shite
>>30598037you act is though we wouldn't wait.Just promise to put the next time you're planning on running so I can expect when to have nice stuff to read on suptg>>30598097top lel
>>30598116Thanks man, I'll keep an eye out. Much appreciated!
>>30598037We never asked how much this tattoo was going to cost, did we?...
>>30598282no problem, we make a lot for a large variety of tastes, so you should be able to find something suiting your palette
>>30598097Looks like this anon was right on the money.
>>30598037... okay. Took longer than expectedWriting.
>>30598960>mfw, waiting for a post with 4chan X
>>30599074>tfw being encouraged to install anything that was spawned of the chans
You wince when the tattoo gun first touches your skin, your arm jerking away involuntarily. TB looks up at you, slightly contemptuous. “I haven’t even pierced the skin yet.”“Yeah Ivan,” snorts Markos, “She hasn’t even penetrated you yet. No need to get so excited dude.”Grumbling something explicit towards Markos, you shift in place. “Sorry. Can’t help my reactions.”TB only mutter an uh-huh as she returns to work, finally piercing the skin with her needle. You resist the urge to wince, and as she continues you find yourself rather underwhelmed by the pain. Seems like time had only made your mind exaggerate the pain of needles, not dulled it. As you settle back for the long haul you look down at the back of TB’s head. “So, uh TB. Do you mind if I call you TB? I like it more than Tattoo Bitch.”TB looks up at you dully. “Tattoo Bitch is my name because it’s my name. Not to please you. But if you prefer TB then I guess there’s nothing I can do about it, is there?”You snort, trying to not jostle your right arm. “Spose not. Nice to meet ya, TB.”
TB merely shakes her head as she gets back to work. You look back at Markos, who seems somewhat irritated at the inroads you’ve made with TB, especially after his failure to do so. You stick out your tongue. Markos responds by raising his fist in the air and slapping his bicep. You would shrug, but you don’t want to fuck up your sweet sweet bear tat. Instead you resolve to needle your merc in a different way. “So, Markos. You found any love on the battlefield yet?”Markos’ face goes slack. “I uh. What?”“You know man,” you respond, your mouth splitting into a devilish grin, “any sweet lady mercs you’ve come across in your quest for love?”Markos visibly blanches at your words. “So you and Niels were up to something that night I let you crash in my suite.”You crow with triumphant laughter. “Not at all! But you just confirmed it didn’t you?”TB snorts, placing the tattoo gun away as she chortles with laughter. Markos can’t seem to decide whether or not he should scowl at you or laugh. Eventually he settles for the latter. Eventually the room falls silent and TB gets back to work. You glance down. She seems to be applying the neuro-reactive layer now. About halfway through now.>Well Ivan managed to break the ice. Now what?>Talk>Just finish the tat
>>30599234Told you guys not to mess with the name.
>>30599190I'll give you my official recommendation for it anon, however much that means. 4chan X is a great extension for the site. I can't imagine browsing without it now.
>>30599256>Just finish the tat
>>30599256>TalkAsk if there are any tattoo designs she's had to do too many times.
>>30599256>Talkask what kind of work mercs usually ask her for
>>30599256>>Just finish the tatI want to get to the party!
>>30599301I like this, that and if she has recommendations for such
>>30599256Ask her what the worst tattoo she's ever seen looked like?
>>30599281it means something to be sure, I'll give it a trial run on a VM next chance I get.
>>30599256"sorry, I'm sure you get asked this by every new customer getting inked, but what got you into tattooing in the first place? The level of art you have on the designs hanging around the shop is top notch, so why're you putting ink on people instead of on canvases or holos?"Very tempted to needle Markos for a name, but we should wait for the alcohol.
>>30599256>>TalkIvan's nerves demand he deflect his nervousness.
>>30599256So, perhaps with say...a bribe, would you be willing to put one of my friends under the needle? I had some ideas... *looks toward Markos with an innocent grin*
Alright, Writing.Thanks for lurking everybody. I did not expect to get delayed like that, and I really appreciate your patience.
>>30599400>Ask a tatoo artist why they're not a painterYou have any idea how disrespectful that shit is anon?
>>30599425Nigga, one of my fav QMs takes 30 minutes to post updates. All the time.That wasn't anything.
>>30599449Clearly no. Wasn't really intended to be more than why they put their art on people rather than things. Seems like that reason wold be rather personal and informative as to who she is. But your probably right that my phrasing is shit, never really thought about asking the question before.
“So TB, I’m curious,” you say looking down at the back of her shaved head, “What’s the worst tattoo you’ve ever had to do?”“Yours.”“Guh,” you grunt as Markos howls with laughter, unbalancing himself and falling to the floor. TB smirks at the pair of you, clearly pleased by the reaction ehr comment garnered. “Not really. Worst was some misspelled or whatever it would be moonrunes on some guy’s biceps. He was insisting it meant strength or something. Lines were all wrong. Pretty sure it didn’t mean anything at all.”“Really,” you ask, slightly underwhelmed. “I expected slightly… worse ideas to be honest. Like a full facial skull tattoo or something.”TB shakes her head. “Oh I get that shit too. But they’re always drunk and they always get it fixed at clinic. No, this job doesn’t let any morons live long enough to get any truly heinous tats.”You nod. Makes sense. “Okay, working off of that one then. Any overdone or overused tats you’ve seen? I’m curious.”“Skulls,” TB answers without hesitation. “Definitely skulls. I mean, you can’t really go wrong with them in my book. Better than writing words in different languages that’s for sure. But like a quarter of all my customers get something with a skull in it somewhere.”“Mmmph,” you reply, grateful you resisted the urge to ask her to make the bear head a bear skull now. A few more minutes of silent work before TB finally sits back, wiping her brow. “Flex.”
You comply, looking down at your arm. The bear chomps down, foaming at the mouth. “Ohohohoh shit though,” you cry, utterly elated. “This is fucking brilliant.”TB gives you a satisfied half smile. “Of course it is. Thing is self cleaning and all that. No need for maintenance. It was only fifty extra credits, but a lot of you mercs do a shitty job remembering to take care of your tats, so I figured I’d just tack that on.”You stare down at your arm as you flex it, watching the bear’s mouth open and shut. “Probably a good call. How much do I owe ya?”“All told, three fiddy,” TB replies as she assembles her needles for sterilization. “I’ll ping you my payment info.”You’re slightly disappointed to see that her merchant's Ident is registered under Tattoo Bitch. You were rather hoping to garner her real name. You pay for the tattoo as Markos stands up, stretching. “Alright, done Markos. Bar?”“Bar,” Markos confirms. The two of you stand to leave. You wave at TB cheerily. “Thanks for the tat TB,” you say, beaming at her with your pearly white ceramics, “It’s fucking awesome.”TB merely gives you a half smile and shakes her head. “Better be.”The two of you leave the Space Needle and Markos turns to face you. He looks very serious. “Alright man, two things. One. Tattoo Bitch, one to ten. Second. Who all are we inviting to our little get together?”>What say Ivan?>> 1-10, and give a reason too. Markos will want one.>>I’m not playing your rating game buddy>>Also, who do we invite drinking? 3 other people max, otherwise the scene will get too bloated for me to write well.
>>30599988>> 1-10, and give a reason too. Markos will want one.6, interesting but the self deprecation thing is a turn off>>Also, who do we invite drinking? 3 other people max, otherwise the scene will get too bloated for me to write well.Svenja, Tsukino and Elda
>>305999888/10 for personality.7/10 for looks. The mohawk is a little too much.
>>30600029>Svenja, Tsukino and EldaI should add, if Tsukino can't come or is otherwise indisposed, along with Niels wink wink, then invite Cy in her stead
>>30599988Motherfucker, TB defies categorization. She is alpha and omega, first and last, beginning and end.>Also, who do we invite drinking?Elda, Tsukino, and Svenja.
>>30600029>drunk tsukinoi can't fucking wait
>>30599988Niels, Tsukino, and Svenja.Lets fuck around with Drunk Niels and Drunk Tsuky.
>>30599988>bawlsy enough to call herself bitch>dat art skill>possibly a little bit of that crazy girl mixed in with the aloof demenor>possibly wake up with claim-tat after sleeping with7/10 would bang <drinking buddies>CJNilesValkrieLets show off dat tat!
>>30599988>>I'm not playing your rating game, man. She was cool, that's all I gotta say about itthen >>Svenja, Elda, Tsukino and Niels
>>30600136>>>I'm not playing your rating game, man. She was cool, that's all I gotta say about itclassy Ivan is Classy, changing my resonance to this
>>30600133That's a horrible idea.It'd end in a gangbang on Valk.
>>30599988> 1-10, and give a reason too. Markos will want one.Solid 8, cool ass artist who doesn't take shit.>who do we invite drinking?Niels, Tsukino, and Svenja.
>>30600160nah, Niels wouldn't betray Tsuki and Cy does not have the balls to fight her, or the credits to pay for the damage
>>30600029I'll back this
>>30599988>Hmm, on a scale of 1-10...probably an 7.5. On the scale that actually matters? 0.83 Valkyries. Damn cool woman.>Drinking crewElda, Tsukino, Cy, Niles, Valkyrie (don't expect her to come)No to the HR rep or the nurse, it might get rough at the bar and they're unaugmented.
>>30599988>I’m not playing your rating game buddy>Also, who do we invite drinking? 3 other people max, otherwise the scene will get too bloated for me to write well.Svenja, Tsukino and Elda.
>>30599988>>>I’m not playing your rating game buddy>>Also, who do we invite drinking?Svenja, Niels and Tsukino. If Svenja can't come invite Elda.
>>30599988>>30600136I agree with this anon.If the limit is three, I'd choose Svenja, Tsukino Niels, but I'd also like Elda if you can fit her in.
>>30600136>>>I'm not playing your rating game, man. She was cool, that's all I gotta say about itVoting for this as well, she was pretty awesome.
>>30600136I'll vote for this
>>30600236Missed the 3 people max. Elda, Tsukino and Niles.
>>30600238>>30600253>>30600255>Ivan not playing rating gamePfff. Please. We all know he would. He's about as classy as a redneck wedding.
>>30600136This but drop Svenja
>>30600318>Nobody for Markos to hit on.I mean, unless you're cool with doubling up on Elda.
>>30600292Yeah, didn't notice that either, I'm for this
>>30600304He probably would in the right circumstances, but I wanted to deny Marcus whatever pleasure he gets from his little game and appear the bigger man in the process.
>>30600336Markos seems like the type to find someone to hit on without any help from us.
>>30599988>>Also, who do we invite drinking?Svenja, Cy and Elda
“I’m not playing your rating game buddy. She was cool, and that’s all I’ll say on the issue,” you respond aloofly.“Boring,” groans Markos, rolling his eyes in exasperation. “You’re worse than Elda dude. At least she clearly broadcasts the fact that she’s a stick in the mud.”Relenting from underneath your somewhat crass friend’s verbal assault, you reconsider the issue. “Alright. No numbers, but if one were to sleep with her, one might find a tattoo claiming ownership the day after.”Markos gives you a befuddled look. “I honestly can’t tell if you think that’s a positive or negative.”You shrug noncommittally. “So anyway I’m thinking maybe Tsukino, Niels, Elda, and Svenja.”“Alright just a moment,” Markos says, stopping in the middle of the hallway. “You want to invite not only some random chick I’ve never even heard of to our get together, but the Ice Bitch of the Alps? Are you insane?”“Hey, Svenja’s cool. She’s my HR adviser.”
Markos’ mouth gapes open at you. “You’re joking.”You shake your head in the negative. Markos roars with disbelieving laughter. “So let me get this shit straight. You want to invite an HR rep to an alcohol fuelled get together? Can you not see how that could very well bite you in the ass like... shit. Something that bites asses really fucking hard.”You think about it for a few minutes. “Alright fine. Not because Svenja isn’t cool,” you clarify loudly, “But because you probably wouldn’t give her a fair chance.”“Definitely wouldn’t,” Markos confirms. “So Niels, Tsukino, and Elda. Sounds better than the original list.”The two of you send out the necessary pings as you hop onto a Tram car with several other office peons probably headed to the same place you are already inside. They back away from the two scary mercs. Giving the pair of you a wide berth. The pair of you sit down.>What shall Ivan do?>Talk to Markos about something>Contemplate the stars>Flex your right arm a little. Freak out the desk jockeys for shits and giggles.
>>30600711>>Contemplate the stars
>>30600711>not showing off your sweet tatsdo you even operate?
>>30600711>>Flex your right arm a little. Freak out the desk jockeys for shits and giggles.This is how you determine quality craftsmanship.
>>30600711>Contemplate the stars
>>30600711>Flex your right arm a little. Freak out the desk jockeys for shits and giggles.He implied we're a stick in the mud, let's prove him wrong
>>30600711>>Talk to Markos about somethingTalk to Markos, that maybe if he took a different approach with getting to know Elda, he'd find out she's a pretty stand up gal.>>Contemplate the stars
>>30600747our bear bite tattoo is on our right arm. And it bites when we flex the muscle slightly.>>30600711Flex to scare jockeys.
>>30600711>Flex your right arm a little. Freak out the desk jockeys for shits and giggles.>Contemplate the stars
>>30600711Markos is kind of a tool
>>30600711>Flex your right arm a little. Freak out the desk jockeys for shits and giggles.
>>30600776What I'm saying is that there is only one choice: Gun show.
>>30600800>Markos is kind of a toolbut would you say no to having his backup in a gunfight?
>>30600711> Lean back and rest your head in your hands. Maybe flex the new tattoo if someone's starring too intently.> Just shoot the shit with Markos.
>>30600800He is indeed. I initially planned for him and Cy to have switched personalities, but you two buddied up to Cy first so I decided to flop them around.Although, to be fair to Markos, none of the interactions recently have allowed him to show off his not shit side.
>>30600840Pretty sure its gonna be >>30600789
>>30600863Comon Fall Guy, we all have friends who're tools.We keep them around for precisely this reason. To make us feel less like shit about ourselves.
>>30600800Dump "kind of" and you're correct.It's kind of funny. I thought Cy was supposed to be the jackass cockslapper 'roided-up jock, but Markos is surpassing him right now.
>>30600863I suppose not. As one anon said, he'd probably be somebody we'd want watching our backs in a gunfight, but still at least half tool. Drill bit, maybe?
You lean back and look up the stars. After almost a year of knowing you Markos knows better than to try and bother when you’re in your contemplate space mode. You feel a little bad for your rambunctious friend. Markos gets bored easily. You kind of wonder how he managed to get through medical school with such a lackadaisical attitude. You clench your right hand behind your head, making the bear snap it’s mouth shut. You can hear a soft gasp, and glance out of the corner of your eyes just in time to see one of the white collars cover their mouth in shock. You smile slightly and close your eyes. You think you can hear Markos sniggering next to you.The rest of the ride passes relatively uneventfully. Everyone makes sure to give the pair of you space as you exit the Tram, only filing out after you once you're a good five meters ahead of them. Tou nod to the bouncers on your way inside, and they incline their bald heads in return. Must be the weekend staff. These guys are more heavily modded than you are, The Bar’s A-Team, deployed in preparation for any bar fights that may result during the busiest night of the week. The two of you step into the bar, confronted by the flashing lights of the dance floor. Music thrums loudly. “Fucking hell man,” Markos shouts over the noise, “I think I can see why Darius said not to come here on Saturdays.”
At least two very attractive young women walk by. That’s what you assume anyway from Markos’ expression. “And there are some very good reasons to come here on saturday as well.”Markos turns to face you, and tries to speak. His voice is lost in the din. You see, rather than hear, the oath pass his lips. A second later he pings you.>Hey man. Where do you want to sit? I mean I love the view here, but shit’s a bit loud.>Where do you want to sit>In the club/dance floor, where the lights are bright and the music loud>Head off to the bar area, which consists of a portion of the bar and floor space ensconced underneath a sound and light proofed dome. More sedate.
>>30601270>>Head off to the bar area, which consists of a portion of the bar and floor space ensconced underneath a sound and light proofed dome. More sedate.
>>30601270>>Head off to the bar area, which consists of a portion of the bar and floor space ensconced underneath a sound and light proofed dome. More sedate.Also, we know he sucks goat balls at dancing.
>>30601270>>Head off to the bar area, which consists of a portion of the bar a
>>30601270>Head off to the bar area, which consists of a portion of the bar and floor space ensconced underneath a sound and light proofed dome. More sedate.We're not here to dance, we're here to drink and bitch about life, and we can't bitch properly with loud music.
>>30601270>Head to the bar, wait for our crew to arrive.If you get an outer booth can you selectively dim the opacity of the doom to have a view of the dance floor?
>>30601339Wait til we see what Elda's wearing to decide we're not dancing.
>>30601270>>Head off to the bar area, which consists of a portion of the bar and floor space ensconced underneath a sound and light proofed dome. More sedate.The vodka calls for us.
>>30601270>Head off to the bar area, which consists of a portion of the bar and floor space ensconced underneath a sound and light proofed dome. More sedate.Sounds exactly like what we want.
>>30601270>Head off to the bar area, which consists of a portion of the bar and floor space ensconced underneath a sound and light proofed dome. More sedate.
>>30601270>Head off to the bar area, which consists of a portion of the bar and floor space ensconced underneath a sound and light proofed dome. More sedate
>>30601270>>Head off to the bar area, which consists of a portion of the bar and floor space ensconced underneath a sound and light proofed dome. More sedate.I'd be easier if we can hear each other talk I think.
Welp, that was entirely unanimous.Writing.
>>30601321Should we mention that?
>>30601321>>30601446This is a little embarrassing, since I QM this quest, but where do you get the idea that Ivan sucks at dancing? It's probably not wrong, I'm just wondering if I explicitly stated it at some point.
>>30601483Ivan? Thought we were talking about Markos?
>>30601483>mfw we 'danced' into razor wire shotI don't think we're that agile FallGuy
>>30601483>Aspects of dancing>Finesse >Dexterity>CoordinationHow many of those do we actually have?
>>30601535Dexterity maybe.Otherwise we're pretty much all about clumsy brute force.I'd still like to roll for dancing at some point just to see
>>30601483Nah, that was defiantly for Marcos. I remembered you mentioning that he "cuts rugs with a butter knife" back in thread 11.
>>30601535>>30601524Ivan is pretty well coordinated and has good dexterity as a result of his skills in CQC. He just has a mental block applying those abilities outside of the sphere of killing things.He also has no sense of rhythm >>30601576If anons vote to dance there will definitely be rolling.Anything beneath a 10 will net you a shepherd dancing gif with the update
>>30601483You mentioned Markos couldn't cut a rug a while back.Ivan seems like he could either have no sense of rhythm, or he is remarkably competent ballroom dancer and refuses to explain why he can dance tango and rumba.>>30601535His Physique, which is pretty much Con/Str is 14, his Speed, which is the general Agi stat is 13, he's got finesse and dexterity.
>>30601535Our dex stat is SPEED, we're at 13 on that. In comparison, we have a 14 for PHYSIQUE, our strength/constitution stat.
>>30601615I get ya.Well I leave it up to you how he cuts that rug, then. If he had lessons, he might actually be a pretty decent dancer.I mean, he's not gonna be any Zorro, but you know.
>>30601483I think some Anons are under the assumption based on our passed actions that there's correlation to being clumsy on the dance floor
>>30601658Eh. To be fair, most previous examples of clumsiness were due to heavy armor, and/or bad luck
>>30601615>dancing rollsWell that'll come back to bite us on some infiltration mission..l
>>30601635>Ivan is an insanely talented dancer>Almost never does it>Never explains why>Refuses to speak of why either>Foreveramystery.How I wish that was canon.
>>30601615I totally want ivan to dance now.
>>30601727He's a quarter Russian right?>Forced classical dance straining as a child. >Lives in fear that his nickname will be Ballerina.>Secretly never stopped loving dancing.>Tragedy.Yep. Russian.
>Bar area. Under the dome.You ping back.>Straight to the Dome!Rolling your eyes, you lead the two of you to the enclosed section of the bar and open the first of the pseudo-airlock doors. The two of you step into the much less strobed light of the bar area, where Bob greets you with a curt nod. Figures he’d take refuge in here. Away from all the young whippersnappers. You and Cy take the last free large table, in the corner of the room. You quickly ping your location to Elda, Niels and Tsukino. The two of you sit back and wait for your friends to arrive. While you wait, Markos orders a bourbon, declaring it a properly classy and manly beverage. “Good,” you snort, “you need all the help you can get in that department Markos.”“Yeah,” replies Markos, smirking, “And what’ll you drink Ivan? Some anti-freeze in honor of your heritage?”>That’s actually a good question. What will Ivan drink?
>>30601727>>30601815I like this.
>>30601815Huh, second to last line "Fakes incompetence every time." somehow got deleted. Weird.
>>30601753I agree. I want to ask Elda for a dance, and if she turns us down we immediately ask Markos instead.
>>30601753>I totally want ivan to dance now.We need to bust a move with some Cossack dancing
>>30601852"Don't be ridiculous, antifreeze is unbearable. I think I'll just bear with having a Bear's Paw.""Bear."
>>30601852We're drinking a Polar Vortex obviously.
>>30601852Hey. We just got here. Something light to start the night off.Maybe Vodka. We are russian and all.We can have a car bomb or something later.
>>30601852Vodka like a true Russian.
>>30601852Plain old vodka.
>>30601926>Vodka like a true Russian.Seconding this, we can always branch out into something else after.
>>30601880That the one from thread 4 that is literally a picture of a log with block capitols?
>>30601852Vodka keeps man strong.
>>30601852Ask for a Bloody Mary. Vodka is a good way to start after all.
“Starting off easy Markos,” you reply. “Some vodka. The other national drink of the motherland. And beer chaser. For this is the way of a true son.”Markos watches on as you pour yourself the first shot, down it, and follow it up with a sip of beer. You shake your head. The sip of alcohol wasn’t terribly effective at washing the taste of alcohol out of your mouth. Markos raises an eyebrow. “You gonna stop there?”“For now,” you reply, intertwining your fingers. “If there is one lesson the Motherland imparts unto her sons, it is the value of patience and attrition.”Too busy rolling his eyes, Markos fails to notice the arrival of Niels and Tsukino. At the same time, you note with some slight interest. You stick your right arm into the air and wave at the two of them. Niels notices you first and hurries over, Tsukino following in his footsteps. “Ivan,” Niels cries, beaming at you, “It’s so good to see you man!”You chuckle and give Niels a full on bear hug, patting him on the back. Kid always manages to brighten your day. Tsukino bows before you, clearly not comfortable with that level of physicality in her greetings. You reply with an awkward bow of your own. “It is very good to see you alive and well, Kostov-san,” Tsukino says with a soft smile. “Niels and I were both very worried for you when we heard what had happened.”The three of you sit down at the table as Markos extends his own greetings to Niels and Tsukino.>What shall you talk about with your three friends?>Also, do you show off the tat now, or wait for one of them to notice it, and show it off then?
>>30602217>What shall you talk about with your three friends?Ask Niels if he's asked her out yet.>Also, do you show off the tat now, or wait for one of them to notice it, and show it off then?Find weird and awkward excuses to flex and have our right arm in view., show it off when they ask about it.
>>30602217ask them about their opswait for them to notice, or we get so drunk we try to get our bear drunk
>>30602217>What shall you talk about with your three friends?Just shoot the shit, nothing too complex - just how everyone's been, any funny stories; that kind of jazz.>Also, do you show off the tat now, or wait for one of them to notice it, and show it off then?Naturally show it off straight away, like we wouldn't be proud of it.
>>30602063Took me awhile to find it, but it's ~19.8 liters of beer to the Log (more commonly called a Sixth Keg). Might be overkill for just us.
>>30602217>What shall you talk about with your three friends?Talk to them how awesome your new cybernetic arm is and how real it looks!>>30602265I like this from anon, do everything with our tattoo'd arm and make strange over exaggerations till someone notices.
>>30602315>Talk to them how awesome your new cybernetic arm is and how real it looks!Fund it
>>30602217>what to talk about?So I noticed you to arrived together. Did Niel finally work up the courage...?>TattooWait for Tsukino to notice and see if she gives it the stamp of approval.
>>30602315>Talk to them how awesome your new cybernetic arm is and how real it looks!captcha >the money
>>30602315>Talk to them how awesome your new cybernetic arm is and how real it looks!doitdoitdoit
>>30602315Oh god that is perfect.
“So, uh, I noticed that you arrived with Tsukino, Niels,” you mutter, trying not to be too obvious in your implicit question.Niels blushes slightly. “No no, we just ran into each other outside of the bar, that’s all.”You suppress a groan. You’ll have to have a talk to him about seizing the initiative later, you think. You turn back to the table, and start grinning in that way that you do. “So anyway, I really wanted to show you guys this new cybernetic arm I got. It’s incredibly lifelike.”You place your right hand on the table and smile invitingly. “Seriously you guys, poke it. It’s got all sorts of crazy tech in here to mimic the feel of human skin. Advanced artificial polymers and subdermal heating elements. Even has a fake system of sweat glands too.”Both Niels and Elda begin to poke and prod your arm, exclaiming how incredibly real and true to life it is. Markos clamps a hand over his mouth to suppress his laughter. Niels looks up at you. “Hey Ivan, it this a tattoo or what?”“No man, its a special decal. It responds to motion commands sent down the pseudo-neuro pathways. Check it out.”You clench your fist shut, and the bear’s jaws snap down, frothing. Niels and Tsukino both ahh for the appropriate amount of time. Satisfied that you’ve sufficiently impressed your fellow mercs, you return to your vodka and beer as Niels and Tsukino both order drinks of their own. You are about to go on about your “Oh so realistic cyber arm” when you feel Markos poke you in the side. You look over at him and see a very unusual expression on his face. “Elda’s here.”
>>30602766>Both Niels and Elda begin to poke and prod your arm
You look in the direction he is and are confronted by an entirely unexpected and entirely welcome site. Your mouth hangs open for a second as your brain attempts to process the input from it’s eyes. Elda apparently has a LBD in her wardrobe. And apparently she’s chosen to wear it to this little get together in your honor. You watch as she turns around, scanning the bar for you. Backless too.>Quick Ivan!>Pull your shit together and greet Elda
>>30602793Damnit. You all know what I meant there.Niels and Tsukino.I'd delete and correct, if that wouldn't also entail deleting the other bit of the update too, in order to keep everything organized.
>>30602798>>Pull your shit together and greet EldaLet's keep it classy if we want to see her wearing a dress again.
>>30602798>Pull your shit together and greet EldaWave her over"So lovely of you to join us Elda, order a drink, first rounds on me."
>>30602798>>Pull your shit together and greet EldaOh shit, man. I really want to have a dance with Elda now. But that can wait.
>>30602798"Damn, wonder what I'd get if I lost the other arm"I can already hear her calling him a stupid bastardAlso probs better say this out of earshot of Markos
>>30602798Go over and greet her, and invite her back, I suppose!
>>30602798>Pull shit togetherSmile and wave her over. If she asks about the arm tell her the truth and apologize to Tsukino and Niels for pulling their leg earlier, we were working up to a punch line that seems to have slipped our mind suddenly. And Elda as a medic would call bullshit on us immediately.
>>30602868Sure, sounds good man.
>>30602868I can go with this. Maybe add on top how we didn't expect her to get all dressed up. Not that we're complaining. Maybe ask what's up with it, after complimenting it?
>>30602940"You look stunning" is probably the appropriate phrase given how far our jaw dropped.
>>30601615>Anything beneath a 10 will net you a shepherd dancing gif with the update.... what's grit mode dancing look like?
>>30603044Massive death and dismemberment.
>>30602956I'm onto you Fall! If somehow we manage to get on the dance floor with Elda and not make a horrible fool of ourself we going to feel a hand on our ass and hear "Ivan, what an unexpected pleasure to see you here." whispered in our ear and find Val standing behind us. In heels and a LRD, obviously not wearing anything underneath.
>>30601926>Vodka like a true Russian.You know that's a steriotype? we russians drink a lot of beer, actually
>>30603068Is it a stereotype that you do it because russia is a crazy place to live?No offense I mean.
>>30602217>r wait for one of them to notice it, and show it off then?Slow play is best play.Ideally, they've had a shot or two in them before.Also: Cannot wait for tipsy tsukino. She's religiosly japanese - which means its culturally okay to relax once she's had a literal sip of drink - due to cultural standards, not drunkeness. Soon as the booze comes, thing're gonna be fun
>>30603134crap I am slowpoke>>30603134>She's religiosly japanese - which means its culturally okay to relax once she's had a literal sip of drink - due to cultural standards, not drunkeness. Soon as the booze comes, thing're gonna be funstill relevant tho
You decide to intercept Elda before Markos can make any advances. Standing to your feet you hop over the table entirely and jog up to her, immediately slowing to a sedate trot when she finally sees you. You smile easily, and give Elda a small wave with your right hand as you walk up to her. Elda smile in return. “So, you look quite stunning right now,” you say, not really thinking.Elda blushes furiously. “Thank you, Ivan,” she replies, glancing down before meeting your eyes with a determined look.“So,” you say, hoping a bit of a joke might relax her slightly, “Wonder what would happen if I Iost my other arm.”Elda swats your upper arm, looking slightly appalled. “No more losing arms scemo!”You chuckle and are about to lead Elda back to your table when you notice her look longingly back at the door out to the dance floor. You pause, mind working quickly.>What do Ivan?>Let’s drink a bit more before dancing>No! Into the breach we go! Roll 3d10 for those sweet moves
>>30603061Makes me wonder what Grit Mode twerking would have been like if we went for a female protagonist...
Rolled 10, 9, 4 = 23>>30603255Hell.Let's do it.Sweep her off her feet Ivan.Or fall on your ass. Both are equally amusing.
>>30603275The gyrations of your gluteus maximus would shake the Brick apart, killing thousands.
>>30603298Fuck! Grit mode dancing it is, then!
>>30603255>>No! Into the breach we go! Roll 3d10 for those sweet movesDance baby dance!"Would you like to dance Elda?
Rolled 7, 5, 2 = 14>>30603255>>No! Into the breach we go!Let's do this.
>>30603318There was no grit activation call. You don't auto activate grit mode by cracking a 20.
Rolled 7, 7, 9 = 23>>30603255>No! Into the breach we go! Roll 3d10 for those sweet moves
Rolled 5, 9, 7 = 21>>30603319Damn forgot my rolls.>>30603255
>>30603298>>30603320>>30603338>>30603339Damn we must have some sweet moves.
Rolled 1, 4, 3 = 8You guys. If we had rolled like this for Bitter Prophet...It may only be a random number generator, but /tg/ dice definitely seem to have a will of their own.Rolling because it's fun.
>>30603255>Let’s drink a bit more before dancingeveryone knows a russian dances better after drinking
Rolled 64>>30603255>No! Into the breach we go! Roll 3d10 for those sweet moves
>>30603335We didn't get a call for it when we fought the Armorer or our nemesis, the gym's homoerotishower.
>>30603255>Drinks first"Oh no, I need you to be less aware of just how terrible a dancer I am before I attempt to impress you with my non existent moves. Actually, I might need to be less aware of how terribly my dancing is as well."
>>30603393is it ELDA's turn to stumble?"Not used to heels, Elda?"
>>30603255>>Let’s drink a bit more before dancingTime to dance like white guy!
Rolled 2, 7, 5 = 14>>30603428fuck
Rolled 5, 2, 4 = 11Isn't 25 the threshold for grit modo?
Rolled 8, 2, 7 = 17>>30603255>No! Into the breach we go! Roll 3d10 for those sweet moves
>>30603433Although grit mode was not specifically called for in either of those events, both occurred in posts that mentioned that they were rolling for grit mode, or mentioned grit mode in some way.They also both broke the 26+ threshold for grit mode
Rolled 8, 1, 2 = 11>>30603255
>>30603393So we make Elda feel terrible and embarrassed by out dancing her. Nice going Ivan...
Rolled 8, 10, 5 = 23>>30603255Last roll
Rolled 7, 4, 15 = 26>>30603433>We didn't get a call for it when we fought the Armorer or our nemesis, the gym's homoerotishower.That shower was a one time gimmick but damn if the events its inspired don't make me laugh every time its come up.Props to fall guy for taking it and running with it.>>30603470>They also both broke the 26+ threshold for grit modeFuck it, rolling for dance mode. Like grit mode, but for style.
Rolled 8, 8, 2 = 18>>30603530OH SHIT SON
>>30603530>26>For "Dance Mode"Ahhahahaha.
>>30603530>d20Ya fucked up.
Rolled 7, 7, 2 = 16>>30603530>26I'm an idiot who rolled 3d20 due to autofilling email fields.While a HILARIOUS coincidence, i'mPROPERLY ROLLING this time.WISH ME LUCK
Rolled 1, 6, 7 = 14>>30603530God dammit d20
>>30603393The Dice Gods are displeased by serious, only the Lulz and the Awesome bring their favor.
Rolled 2, 9, 10 = 21>>30603530
Rolled 7, 8, 6 = 21>>30603530>= 26Yes>>30603530>26+ thresholdYES3d20DAMNIT
Rolled 5, 10, 8 = 23>>30603530Its been a while since i've been this happy then disappointed. Fuck
>>30603549well its got style, but not the dice.I hope that counts for something
Rolled 3, 1, 7 = 11I'm here to dance and drink vodka and I'm all outta vodka.
>>30603614Don't give fall guy ideas!
>>30603614We're still getting some pretty decent rolls out of this it's not all bad.
>>30603393>Rolling because it's fun.random.org, fg, random.orgTgdice are non-random and the rng seed is prone to looping, which is why you get so many 1's cropping up.InvisibleCastle isn't bad either. If you use the same name for a character, too, it keeps a log of rolls for troubleshooting and preventing 'rolling more but only linking the good ones'
>>30603555>>For "Dance Mode"Come on, FG, my trips have got to count for something.
>>30603393Hmm, was that for Elda or our competition for her?
Rolled 9, 5, 3 = 17>>30603758I've no idea, butt fuck it, lets roll anyway
>>30603648Yeah thats true. Also what the hell, four 23s.
>>306037224chan uses the inbuilt unix random number generator. It is more than random enough. Stop making shit up.
>>30603774>Yeah thats true. Also what the hell, four 23s.If only we could save rolls
Shit, what the hell just happened? did our player base just spike?
>>30603485Don't forget to have Elda leave her purse at the table.
>>30603808It's always like that for some decisions.
>>30603808It hit 2am on the east coast. We're having a bit of a second wind before half of us crash by 3.
>>30603843It's 9AM for me. Sleeping is for non grit mode pussies.
>>30603861I bow before your fortitude and insomnia. Make us proud anon, make us proud.
>>30603843>Not sleeping from 0800 to 1600Do you even night shift?
So I have a question for you guys, would you prefer a more traditional dance scene, or would you like it if I made the future of dance in DAQ a horrendous mishmash of current dance styles, including some I found on wikipedia, like "jumpen", and at least to me more well known styles like Salsa?
>>30603969>>30603969Future is in.
Rolled 3, 8, 3 = 14>>30603969space salsa sounds fun
>>30603969Whichever you find more appealing to write mate.Personally,I think there should be at least two dips in this dance, with all those 23s.
>>30603969I know nothing about dance, so I'm just hoping you focus more heavily on how the characters are interacting than what they're physically doing unless that is directly relevant or someone pulls off something cool.
>>30603969Traditional. Horrible mish-mash does not inspire confidence to me.
>>30603969hardcore secconding the Space Salsa
>>30603969>dancing scenes in settingnot once have I considered this.Whichever you know better.
>>30603969Eh. I'm somewhat indifferent leaning towards more traditional but write whichever you prefer. It's not like this'll suddenly turn into Dance Dance Asset Quest.
>>30604021Well now I know what I want for Christmas
>>30603969Future dance is cool, but write what you think will be funnier though.
Rolled 4, 10, 10 = 24>>30603969See image.
You briefly consider imbibing some liquid courage before entering the crucible that is the dance floor, but ultimately decide against it. No need for Elda to think that you’re one of those guys who are only willing to dance when they’re drunk off their ass. Especially because under most circumstances you are. Although you have all the gene mods and coordination that should make you quite literally a superhuman dancer, you have almost no sense of rhythm. Actually dancing to a beat is more a matter of blind luck, less actual skill and practice. You swallow, hoping to snag whatever remnants of alcohol are still in your mouth as you lead Elda out of the Bar and onto the raucous dance floor.You listen to the music and your heart drops slightly. Neo-post-punk-trancestep-Classical. All dances associated with this genre of music, the music of choice for dance halls of the 23rd century, are heavily based on beat. You swallow as you adopt the traditional dancing position with Elda. Her back to you, her body pressed hard into your own. The two of you wait for a moment until the appropriate interlude opens, the traditional signal for more dancers to join or exit. The two of you slide into the traditional jumpen opening, legs flailing about madly in time with the music. Somehow, some way, you manage to keep time with the beat, your kicks, which could most likely shatter femurs if they missed, lashing out in perfect time with the music. You breathe a sigh of relief as the beat sift to the less hazardous salsa occurs, a moment of relief that does not last as Elda twirls in to you.Dear lord, her eyes.
Rolled 6, 8, 6 = 20>>30604119>dat animationthey need to hurry the fuck up and come to the realisation the rest of the world has, they need to start making porn instead of tv cartoons
The two of you switch into the rapid twirling of Ultra-Salsa, a style of dance that takes more than three thousand lives each year alone in Human Space. Mostly whiplash. You take care to avoid spinning Elda too fast, a real threat for someone with your enhanced physique. Although Elda has doubtless undergone therapies of her own, you doubt she is equipped with anything nearly as potent as myocyte pack Ares. You seize Elda by both of her wrists and dip her down in between your legs. Had you eyes in the back of your head you would have most likely appreciated the way her left knee rose up along the line of her right leg. Pulling back, you lift Elda up quickly through your legs, and pull her into the air. She floats for a few seconds, arms spread out like an eagle ready to take flight. You catch her with two hands, more to evenly distribute the pressure of supporting her weight than any weakness on your part. You hold Elda in the air for a few seconds before letting her drop, and catching her in the princess carry. Elda looks up at you, panting slightly, her face pink, from exertion or something else, you do not know. The pair of your lock eyes, looking deep into one another’s.>What do the Ivan?
>>30604189It would be full of ducks
>>30604194"Can I buy you a drink?"
>>30604194"Not bad for a guy with no rhythm, huh?" Huuuuuge grin.I assume Ivan's had plenty of rumors about being a guy with no rhythm.
Rolled 8, 10, 5 = 23>>30604194Dip, Sin her out to the dance floor, and FLEMENCO.
>>30604194Wink like the crest toothpaste Merc.
>>30604183>>30604194"I can't believe I didn't kill anyone." + >>30604222
>>30604234>>30604225Can we do a comb of these?I like the idea of having a dazzling smile.
Rolled 9, 5, 4 = 18>>30604194This>>30604229
>>30604183>traditional jumpentruly the future is bleak
>>3060426040k has nothing on DAQ's grimdarkness.
>>30604194>Smirk, "You're good."Seems too early to go for the kiss. This is the moment to tease before sliding back into the dance and getting a little more aggressive. A little closer and more physical. A little more intimate.Depending on how that goes we make our actual move.
>>30604194Also jumpen looks sorta cool, just looked it up.>>30604234>>30604243Oh yeah, winkin' and smilin'>>30604222Let's get her a drink.
>>30604294Oh I like this Idea too.>>30604298
Rolled 3, 3, 9 = 15>>30604194Come on, we've got momentum.this >>30604229
okay, run off vote.Keep dancing and push your luck, in which case bust out the 3d10s kids.orGet a drink.WARNINGI am now past hour 14 of this DAQ session. Issues of endurance may force me to close the thread before the scene is properly concluded.
>>30604350>Get a drink.
>>30604350>Get a drink
>>30604194Hey Fall, is that experimental brain aug we're getting installed going to help fix Ivan's lack of rhythm sense?
>>30604350Get a drink.
Rolled 5, 5, 8 = 18>>30604350>DANCE COMMANDERwe can buy drinks based on how well we danced.
>>30604350>Get a drink.>WARNINGShit nigga if you gotta crash you gotta crash.
Rolled 8, 1, 2 = 11>>30604350>Dancing Machine
Rolled 3, 8, 5 = 16>>30604350Dance Dance Asset Quest GO!
>>30604350>Get a drinkAs said above, flash those brilliant choppers with a quick ending spin.See what she thought and all that.
>>30604370probably will help. But it might not. For stuff like that, that doesn't really matter, I'll do whatever I think is funnier/more appropriate at the time.
>>30604350Get a Drink>secretly pinging Markos OH GOD I DONT KNOW WHAT IM DOING WHY AM I NOT DRUNK YET
>>30604350Get a drink.It would be a good stopping off point here, plus we can always head back out after we spend some time with our friends.
Rolled 4, 1, 4 = 9>>30604350dancing?
Rolled 1, 7, 3 = 11If you guys are going to roll to dance could you try not sucking so hard?
>>30604429>>30604409>>30604387Our luck really ain't holding out.Let's go get a drink
Getting a drink has won out. We'll see how many more updates can come after this one.
Rolled 1, 9, 9 = 19>>30604429I already rolled a 24 for my dance suggestion earlier. What more do you want? A 30?
Rolled 5, 4, 7 = 16>>30604452>Not dancing moreA sad morning it is.Rolling for DRINKING because WHY NOT.
Rolled 2, 5, 8 = 15>>30604456It certainly wouldn't hurt.
Rolled 7, 6, 9 = 22>>30604452lets see if Ivan can go drink for drink with FG
Rolled 10, 9, 7 = 26>>30604452
Rolled 8, 8, 3 = 19>>30604505>>30604493With rolls like that, he probably can.
>>30604521>We get these rolls after we choose not to danceFigures.
>>30604529Those fucking bastards
Rolled 8, 7, 1 = 16>>30604552Dice gods worst gods. Converting to the Trinity of Rock-Paper-Scissors.
Your lips pull back into the grin that Markos deemed “Your Undeniable Asset” and you look down at Elda, dazzling her with your glittering white ceramics. “Can I buy you a drink?”Elda’s blush deepens a little, and she nods silently. You twirl her upright, catching her in your right arm. You smile down at her and say, “Probably couldn’t have pulled that off with a cybernetic arm.”You take Elda by the arm and guide her to the Bar, where you flag down a harried bartender. After he takes your orders you settle back down with Elda, who is looking at you with a mixture of shock and awe. “I had no idea you were such a skilled dancer, Ivan,” she murmurs.You grin once more, this time more boyishly. “Hey, you were pretty damned good yourself. The way you held that position after the throw was pretty impressive.”Elda’s smile widens slightly and she looks away, clearly abashed. “I’m certainly glad to see that your reattached arm is working well.”The barkeep arrives, sliding the requested drinks to each of you. Elda has a cosmo in hand. You, a bourbon. Made the choice after you saw what Elda had ordered.>Anything to say to your dance partner?
>>30604574I chose Lizard! Lizard gets no love...
>>30604586"Did you ever finish The Princess Bride?"
Rolled 10, 10, 8 = 28>>30604586B-but I want to waifu the Valkyrie.
>>30604586Let's say..."Did you ever finish the movie, by the way? You sorta drifted off..."
>>30604615Hard to argue with a roll like that.
>>30604615Val doesn't want exclusivity. That might not be a bad thing.
>>30604615So was that roll for anything specific by any chance? >pic relatedFUCK YOU DICE GODS! FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK
Rolled 9, 1, 6 = 16>>30604615I'm hoping that roll counts for something, and don't worry anon, I foresee plenty of personal physical therapy with Valkyrie, regardless of whether we get in a relationship or not, shes that kind of gal>>30604586seconding >>30604612
>>30604644What the shit. That dragon is having some serious issues, it should get that looked at.
>>30604644I think he was summoning Val. If we start hearing Wagner played to announce her arrival I think we'll know it worked.
Rolled 7, 10, 10 = 27>>30604644Of course not, I never roll for actual things for fear of fucking everything up.
Alright guys. I'd really like to continue, make it an even 15 hours, but I'm burning out really badly right now.Expect another thread on Tuesday, when we will wrap all of this up. Keeping the Princess Bride thing in mind for next thread.Anyway, I'd like to note just how gratifying it is to have both of the Sunday Super Session's threads hit autosage. Shit like that makes me very happy. Thanks a lot for playing today guys.Normally I'd stay to chat, but I'm hitting the hay. Good Night/Good Morning everybody.
Rolled 10, 8, 8 = 26>>30604674goddamnit dice gods, at this rate Valkyrie is going to come through the wall, just let us have some fun with Elda first
>>30604674...why do you guys keep rolling?This is starting to annoy me.
Rolled 8, 8, 3 = 19>>30604681Thanks for the awesome run FG, sleep well and may Valkyrie visit your dreams, cya next thread.
>>30604681Understood OP. Get thee to thy well earned rest.
>>30604681Hey Fall Guy.Thanks for being awesome man.No, seriously, you're easily one of my top three fav QMs now.Look forward to the conclusion. You sleep well and all that.
>>30604673>Wagner played to announce her arrivalIt would be hilarious for someone to hack the system's PA system to play that everywhere she goes.>>30604681G'night you glorious bastard.
>>30604681You hit autosage twice, good job.>defenceless tilaboiYou're making me uncomfortable, captcha.
Rolled 8, 1, 10 = 19>>30604685Even though I said I want to waifu Valkyrie, if asked to vote I'd pick Elda.She's appears to be a more fulfilling narrative.If only she was a red head.>>30604688I'm sorry, anon. Even if I wasted a 28 and a 27, know that I'll waste an equal number of low rolls as well.
Rolled 2, 2, 6 = 10>>30604716one cannot simply waifu the Valkyrie, the Valkyrie waifu's you, and your waifu, at the same time, and your relationship is better off for it
>>30604716>>30604727If we do end up with Elda, I'm sure she wouldn't mind some physical therapy with Valkyrie, and its not like Valkyrie would take no for an answer
>>30604716>more fulfilling narrativeI doubt it, but their narrative aren't really comparable. Elda secretly (not so secretly) wants to be someone's princess. Val already is a warrior queen, and she knows how she likes to hold court. So it's a difference in terms of who they are and what things are challenging them. Elda is making a place for herself and struggling with her chosen career. Val has a shit ton of personal enemies and is used to making friends only for them to die quickly and horribly. So, intimacy and commitment issues.Each woman is interesting in different ways, but that doesn't make one better or more fun.
>>30604787Eh, just wait until Elda does something incredible on a mission, then the Valkyrie will come for her and she'll understand.
>>30604793>Each woman is interesting in different ways, but that doesn't make one better or more fun.ExactlyWhich is why we must have bothWho am I kidding, we're gonna be theirs not the other way around