Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=homeless+mutant+questPastebins:http://pastebin.com/UuVeJFighttp://pastebin.com/98mpGLrhYou are John James Green, mutant vagrant. You’ve been in a cocoon for a week. Maybe. Now you’re back underground, all warm and safe in your lovely subway station, surrounded by your friends/acquaintances/fellow destitutes. Your clothes are the (former) belongings of a man several sizes broader than you, and hang from your arms like loops of shed skin. You’ve just eaten, but you’re still hungry – apparently, being totally coma’d out in a giant soupy cocoon isn’t the stress-free activity you’d imagine it being.You’ve resolved to go see Peter, mostly out of worry for the ultimate fate of his workplace associate, Ben Urich, whose lack of a right ear is probably at least 70% your fault. Layla is intent on tagging along for some reason. Oh, and it’s Christmas Morning, apparently. >[ ] Off you go to the Parker house.>[ ] Tell Layla you’d rather go alone.>[ ] Ask if anyone else wants to come.>[ ] Write in.>Hunger Level: 5>Current Funds: $0.00>Present Time: Christmas Day – Exact Time Unknown
>>30976878>[ ] Off you go to the Parker house.
>>30976878>>[ ] Off you go to the Parker house.Hey CJ. What's shakin'? Besides Lance.
>>30976878>[ ] Ask if anyone else wants to come>[ ] Off you go to the Parker house.
>>30976878>[ ✓ ] Off you go to the Parker house.
>>30976878>[x] Off you go to the Parker house.Why aren't we just using Laura's phone to call him?
>>30976878what level of taser hands can kill/hurt kimi?
>>30976878>>[ ] Off you go to the Parker house.
>>30976878>03/21/14>Christmas DayI've heard of Christmas in July, but this is ridiculous!
>>30976878>Oh, and it’s Christmas Morning, apparently.is this really the best time to be bothering them?
>>30976945probably lv 4 to get real damage.I'm not voting for it because there's more to HMQ than killing Kimura.
>>30976945LVL4 will hurt her, but she can still take a lot of electrical damage. She shrugged off most of what Noriko could throw at her.
>>30976878>[ ] Ask if anyone else wants to come.Should probably get on buying some new threads soon
>>30976918>>30976929>>30976930>>30976931>>30976944>>30976948>Perception Check>DC15>+3 modifier
>>30976982It's official, tazer hands are shit
>>30976982heh from the sounds of last thread and the other before it sounded like 2 or 3 would do it, so would level 5 be fast enough?
Rolled 5 + 3>>30976997common sense go!
Rolled 18 + 3>>30976997>tfw you respond to someone right before a roll. Happens all the fucking time to me. Hopefully I roll a 1.
Rolled 16 + 3>>30976997
Rolled 11 + 3>>30976997
Rolled 4 + 3>>30976997
Rolled 2 + 3>>30976997Oh god.
>>30977015It is always fun to see other people's hopes get crushed.
>>30977004According to these threads everything is shit
>>30977007Well, thing is, 3 would certainly shock her, get some convulsing out of her, etc. But actually hurting her will take more juice. LVL5 will hurt her much more quickly.
>>30977015Or that could happen, I'm cool with that too. Guess the thread hasn't really kicked off yet so you can still roll late.
>>30977057I think they are asking if it can out right kill her. In the last thread some of the DB supporters were claiming taser hands could kill Kimura at the same level as sonic could. As a way to justify not getting it.
>>30977156people been looking for a quick kill kimi power since like thread 6.there ain't one.>but sonic scream-isn't an option on the table anymore. Its gone.
>>30977192Shit, we need to get someone else to kill that bitch. We don't have anything on her.
>>30977004Could still be useful for taking out those clone girls that attacked before. There suits seemed to protect them from level 1. But level 2 might be able to short out some of the machinery.
>>30977224we have friends and we have new neighbors that we can add to circle of friends.
>>30977224We need to acquire poison gas
>>30977224Holding her down and drowning her. Maybe chain her to cement and hit her with something to knock her back into the water.
>>30977224It's called strangulation.Alternatively, dragon breath kiss of death.
>>30977192>isn't an option on the table anymore. Its gone.Stop making me sad. If you look back on that thread no one even brought up Kimura or anything. I wish people would have actually talked about the pros and cons of each power more. It seemed like everyone just jumped right into the vote.
>>30977244>>30977252I honestly don't see either of these working without 6 rolls in a row with a DC of 18
>>30977015>modified 21>greatness“Right,” You heave yourself up, still a little tired. “Let’s be off.” You make your way out of the scar with Layla, her incessant chatter almost seeming to frame your short journey through the skeletal remains that dot the landscape. She hasn’t mentioned exactly why she wanted to tag along, but you imagine it may have something to do with the slim chance at a real meal presented by the Parker household. Well, that’s not happening. You’re not mooching on Christmas freakin’ Day. As you enter the city proper, you can’t help but be surprised at the number of people still out and about. That’s one thing that always catches you off guard about NY. Back home, the town would be enclosed in a glimmering, sacred hush. Here, everything just keeps on chugging, the gears of the city grinding unstoppably on.You’re making your way across a road when your ears perk up, your senses scooping something from the general auditory miasma of the universe. “…Yeah, it’s definitely JJ, I’m lookin’ straight at him…” The hairs on the back of your neck stand to attention, claws nudging at the soft flesh atop your fingers. You glance over the road, in the direction of the voice, and catch a glimpse of some guy – this skinny, red-haired guy with a small hill of plastic bags clustered at his feet – whispering into his phone.Really? On Christmas Day?>[ ] Ignore it. See if he follows. >[ ] Turn into an alley and make sure you lose him.>[ ] Tell Layla to split off from you and meet you at [insert]. >[ ] Accost this gentleman.>[ ] Write in.
>>30977274Yeah this whole dragon JJ is pretty fucking gay
>>30977252I think we've all been missing the obvious answer to the Kimi problem.Fucking chloroform.
>>30977252>It's called strangulation.Won't work.>Alternatively, dragon breath kiss of death.ROLL 1d20 straight DC18
>>30977282>>[ ] Accost this gentleman."Listen, man. I've had enough trouble already for both you and me. What do you want on CHRISTMAS DAY?"
>>30977282>[ ] Ignore it. See if he follows.
>>30977290>Won't workThe hell it won't, she needs oxygen, her skin is still flexible, it will work.
>>30977276It's easy as fuck stupid1. Find the location of Bruce Banner 2. Seduce Bruce Banner3. Tie up Laura4. Leave under cardboard box held up by stick5. Wait until she shows up6. Introduce Incredible Hulk7. Kick into sun8. Untie Laura9. Find location of Creeper10. Follow steps 3-8 with JJ instead of Laura
>>30977282>[ ] Accost this gentleman.>[ ] Write in.Grab his phone, see who he was talking to.
>>30977282>>[ ] Ignore it. See if he follows. >>[ ] Write indon't head directly off to the Parker house. just meander around first.Pete don't need this shit on Christmas day.
>>30977244We are technically stronger than her but her kung fu is on the same level as Laura. Do you think we could beat Laura? If we get into a hand to hand fight with her with our powers the way they are we will lose no question about it.Kevin is the only character we've met that can kill her but he's even more of a boy scout than JJ is. And Kimura would just shoot him with her gun if he got close.It's pointless talking about it right now.
>>30977282>>[ ] Ignore it. See if he follows.>[ ] Write in.call laura fall back-up?
>>30977282>>[ ] Turn into an alley and make sure you lose him.
>>30977338Trained in martial arts and strong as fuck. JJ's untrained
>>30977355this I supposeMost likely informing Creeper, yes?
>its like people just forgot JJ has a hit out on him
>>30977282>>[ ] Accost this gentleman.>>30977338I think the gist of the complaint was more along the lines of "she'll rip our spine out before we have any real effect", rather than "it couldn't kill her".
>>30977384JJ is stronger than Kimi at this point, and probably outweighs her by a bit, Kimi's advantage is not as extreme as you think.
>>30977401>"she'll rip our spine out before we have any real effect", rather than "it couldn't kill her"This 100%also >>30977363Eventually we might be able to take her under the right conditions and enough X-points. But we're not there yet so it's pointless to talk about
>>30977282Accost, see who he called.Be invisible if we need to.
>>30977386Actually switch my vote to accost. Ignoring this seems stupid.
>>30977282>[ ] Accost this gentleman.
>>30977426JJ has strenght advantage, but he has only basics of close combat training. JJ can't tank hits like she can either.
>>30977449Need some higher level wall crawling.We'd be fucking unbeatable in wrestling match.
>>30977449 What if we sell Kevin to Kimura as a shota slave? This gets Kevin laid, Kimura dead, and we break that filthy furry's heart in the process.
>>30977449>Eventually we might be able to take her under the right conditions and enough X-points. But we're not there yet so it's pointless to talk aboutTrue.
>>30977282This guy might not be a bad guy. Ben got kidnapped and had his ear taken off. The police could be keeping an eye on peter to make sure the same thing doesn't happen to him. The cops don't know he's batman.>Invisible it up and get closer to him
it could just be that detective agency Chat works for
>>30977497Kimi is into guro if anything
>>30977510More than likely that he is though.
>>30977510>>30977511True, no good reason not to ask him whats up then. Either was we need to know, especially if that guy is contacting Creeper.
>[X] Ignore it. See if he follows. Right.Right. No need to make a fuss. Could be another JJ – there’s a lot of those guys. James, Jake, John, Jeremey, Joseph (fucking Joseph), Jasmine, Joyce… You pass him by, sparing him not even a moment’s more attention. Visible attention, anyway. Every other sense in your arsenal zeroes in on him, stripping down his every move. Not long after you turn a nearby corner, his footsteps light up in your internal telemetry, making their way after you. Could still be a coincidence, right? You take another turn. And another. And then duck through a quick shortcut, cutting your way around the back of one of a nearby delicatessen you’ve slept behind enough times to recognize. He follows at a distance. “…What’re we doing?” Asks an increasingly confused Layla. >[ ] “Nothing. Shortcut.” >[ ] Tell her to hide somewhere nearby. >[ ] Wait for the guy.>[ ] Invisible, wait for him to pass you by.>[ ] Write in.
>>30977484I never thought of that. You can't kung fu your way out of a hold if the person holding you is literally stuck to your skin
I'M FINALLY CAUGHT UP!60 threads of catch up, but I'm finally here.Damn, those 50's were nuts.
>>30977550>[x] Invisible, wait for him to pass you by.>[x] Write in.clue her in that we're being followed
>>30977550>[ ] Invisible, wait for him to pass you by.
>>30977550>>[ ] Tell her to hide somewhere nearby.>>[ ] Invisible, wait for him to pass you by."We have a tail and it's not Gaby's."
>>30977550>[ ] Tell her to hide somewhere nearby. >[ ] Invisible, wait for him to pass you by.Then accost the shit out of him.
I have never seen /tg/ try and fail at powergaming as miserably as they did on this quest. It was painful but now it is just sadly amusing.
>>30977550>[ ] Tell her to hide somewhere nearby. >[ ] Invisible, wait for him to pass you by.Then follow him
>>30977550>[ ] Tell her to hide somewhere nearby.>[ ] Wait for the guy.>[ ] Write in.InvisibilityBreath to neck like creeper does.
>>30977550>Make a sign out of available cardboard/wall that reads "You will wait where you are or I will get nasty : )"intimidate check?Whoever this person is, they know who we are and what we've done. And what we've done clearly spells out not to be fucked with.
>>30977592Well, for the most part we weren't powergaming, we were mostly picking stuff just for the flair.
>>30977592Personally it felt like ADD-ridden child pursuing a new fad every 5 minutes.
>>30977592This has been my face every time someone talks about powers. Especially when we buy a power and start looking for uses after it's been bought.
>>30977632I agree with this more than >>30977592
>>30977610>>30977596>JJ>intimidatingits never worked out
>>30977484Unless she's strong enough to mark of cain us wih our own stickyness.Which she probably is.>>30977511Every time I see that picture, I have to wonder how high the artist was when they drew it.>>30977550>>[ ] Invisible, wait for him to pass you by.Then we ask some very pointed questions. Such as "who are you?", "why are you following me?", and "are you particularly attatched to your spleen?">>30977592To be fair, some of us are actively trying to avoid powergaming.
>>30977592>Fail at powergamingWe made the decision to choose what's interesting over what's best>Inb4 hurr dragons
>>30977592Well some of the powers we've chosen are good. It's just stuff like wings, claws and fangs, and draconic breath that makes me die inside.
>>30977556Some other people played catch up and immediately tried turning JJ into Dexter. Are you here to turn him into a comic relief character because I would be cool with a comic relief character.
>>30977691This, minus claws and fangs. Claws and fangs+ electricity= lightning projectiles. Possibly metal-melting lightning projectiles.
>>30977691>not wanting flight
>>30977716Maybe a sad clown?
>>30977756Well, he would at least be intimidating so its an upgrade i guess.
>[X] Tell her to hide somewhere nearby. >[X] Invisible, wait for him to pass you by.In the corner of your eye, you spot one of those huge, metal bins you used to raid for leftovers. “You’re hiding behind that.” You point to the container.“…Why?” Her expression is an almost perfect crucible of confusion and disgust.“Just do it, alright?” Gently, you shoo her toward the dumpster, your hushed tone seemingly effective at instilling some urgency. She hunkers down, pinching her nose and eying you vengefully. “This better be important.” You respond by blinking out of visibility. Sidling up under one of the fire escapes that loom across the alley, you await your tail, who arrives shortly, his breath laboured with the weight of the bags swaying from his fingers. He hurries past you, glancing furtively around the nearby corner. >[ ] Just let him think he’s lost you. >[ ] ACCOST.>[ ] Follow. >[ ] Say something, but remain invisible.>[ ] Write in.
>>30977771I mean like a sad, comic relief character.
>>30977691next level claws and we can cut through steel. Combined with out super strength. We could probably dig/tunnel through a brick wall if we get trapped.
>>30977752Actually yes, you're right. Wings have been JJ's dream since he was a kid, so I'm totally cool with him having wings.
>>30977691Stealth + Flight is pretty damn good combo.
>>30977782>[ ] Write in.Sneak Up behind him and wrench his arms behind his back."Hello there."
>>30977716Yea, I was curious about the murder hobo stuff that randomly popped up.I'm not sure what I want to turn JJ into yet. Comic reliefs don't do well to be the lead protagonists, so that probably won't work. I'll try to make him funny though.
>>30977782>[ ] Just let him think he’s lost you.
>>30977782>[ ] ACCOST.
>>30977782>[x] Just let him think he’s lost you.go home, use laura's phone to find out if the detective agency employs anybody that match's this guys description
>>30977782attempt to locate and steal his phone before anything else.
>>30977782>[ ] Follow.We need a little distance. If he has powers and we get into a fight Layla is still right there.
>>30977618Not really. There's been a fuckton of "what powers do we need to do X", not just this thread.>>30977782>>[ ] ACCOST.the fuck out of this guy.information time.
>>30977782>>[ ] Just let him think he’s lost you.
>>30977782>[ ] ACCOST. taze him and take his phone call who he was talking to
>>30977782>Drop down on him from the fire escape>"Sorry to drop in on you like this"
>>30977782>>[ ] Say something, but remain invisible."There a reason you're following me?""Who, exactly, are you?"Should they fail to answer in timely and satisfying fashion,"Fine. In that case, are you particularly attatched to your spleen?"
>>30977792Well, technically, he imagined flight like Superman flight. Just jump in the air and WHOOSH! How are you flying? Who cares, all the other superdudes can do it!But beggars can't be choosers.
>>30977782>ACCOST.WHO ARE YOU WORKING FOR, WHERE'S SCARECROW?
>>30977811What do you people mean by murderhobo stuff anyway.I mean it is funny, in that he is literally a hobo instead of an RPG character.But it almost seems like 'hobo of murder' trolling straight outta /co/.
>>30977835Well, the thing is that most of those require a buttload of X-points to achieve. Generally those plans are very unlikely to come to fruition.
>>30977877That doesn't contradict anything, you're just saying the powergaming is incompetent.
>>30977870HARVEY DENTCAN WE TRUST HIM?
>>30977922Where past that already.
>>30977872In D&D character's almost never have houses of there own and usually go around getting into fights with everyone they see. "murder hobo"Around thread 50 a bunch of new people decided they wanted JJ to be more "edgy." They started voting for every option that would lead to a violence regardless of if it was "in character" Basically they want JJ to be their D&D character. Therefore these people have been dubbed "murder hobo anons"
>>30978058Hopefully we managed to get past that by blaming it on JJ's Riastrad.
>>30977782>>ACCOSTWHO DARES TO FOLLOW DOOM?
>>30978058Like what.There was only... one instance i can recall? Kill Broseph because the last vote made the mistake of blabbing the truth about dad.
>[X] ACCOSTSilently, you curse this entire series of events. Christmas Day, man. Why can’t these people let you just have your Christmas? You didn’t even get any presents or anything. Have you not been a cool enough dude to drag yourself off the naughty list? Is this really how the unspecified cosmic force that may or may not preside over the universe and may or may not have died for mankind’s sins at some point really wants to get its jollies, just kicking you around and shit? In the absence of any unspecified help from the unspecified cosmic aforementioned, you are forced, once again, to take matters into your own hands. As the young man makes his way round the corner, you grab one of his arms, bringing your free hand up to stifle a yelp (and, not entirely coincidentally, rest your claws against some very soft, vulnerable cheekflesh). He jerks against you, mostly reflexively, but you’re significantly stronger than he is, and manage to pin him against the wall. His eyes swing wildly in their sockets and his free arm plunges into his jacket…>Effective Manhandling Check>DC13>+2 STR bonus
>>30978082Going to go beat up Drug Dealers was the major one I believe.
Rolled 19 + 2>>30978091Rolling
Rolled 16 + 2>>30978091no bitch pls
Rolled 10>>30978091Manhandling ahoy!
Rolled 16 + 2>>30978091Oh boy here we go
Rolled 18 + 2>>30978091
>>30978107you, I like you.
>>30978077I assume you're talking about his berserk mode? We can play it off in character as that yes. But those anons are still here and a few threads ago where joking about how they only voted for draconic breath so they can cause arson and burn down part of the city.So no I don't think we're past it.
>>30978107>>30978109>>30978122>>30978125JJ ain't no bitch
>>30978107Yes, good job.
>>30978138>you, I like you.Thanks, Anon!
>>30978154The thread is young, anon. There is still plenty of time to fall apart
>>30978145Yeah, Draconic Breath was honestly one of the worst choices on that entire list. Hell, I hated pretty much all of the offensive abilities.
>>30978091$20 says he's reaching in his pocket for his police badge.
>>30978187I was thinking something like Blonde Phantom Detective Agency ID
>>30978095JJ is established as terribad at thinking things through because /tg/ hivemind, and had already irrevocably declared war against Creeper. Trying to damage his business more through his subordinates is not that crazy an idea.>>30978145You're assuming those are the same anons. That seems mighty convenient.
>>30978177What I don't understand is why we didn't just save up for something else. Enhanced senses 5 is spidey senses, but instead we blow our points on tier 2 powers that are going to need time to get developed.
>>30978154Laura powers still active
>>30978229Nah, it's just Christmas magic.
>>30978207Exactly, that's what I would have done. Unfortunately, I was not here for that vote.
>YFW this guy just wants to give us presents from the community.We're gonna feel like a dick.
>>30978207I voted to upgrade existing. Then to bank. Both lost. Makes me sad. But it's not the first time a choices I've back has lost and it won't be the last.
>>30978240I'd say we're required to go out and get the others gifts, but I don't know where we'd go or what we'd even get for everybodyAnd that we have no monies
>>30978261JJ deserves presents.Or atleast something nice happening to him. I foresee allot of pity from Parker when he explains whats happened to him lately.
>>30978263I like you.You don't bitch and moan and>imply
>>30978207People were worried that they wouldn't be around for the next vote. They voted for what they wanted so that it wouldn't get locked out down the road. Upgrading existing powers was the way to go.
>>30978263keep not bitching and moaning anon.more anons need to be like that
>HMQ50>>30176818>>Current Funds: $112.3...Did Kimura steal a dirty hobo's money?
>tfw you realize everybody basically acting like phasebros now, bitching and moaning about what powers and choices we took or didn't take.maybe even worse, phasebros eventually let go.
>>30978107>modified 21>bueno…It doesn’t get there, though, as you manage to effectively wedge his hand between the wall and his ribcage. Hopefully without breaking anything too important, but you doubt you’ll feel all too much guilt over a broken finger or two. Even if he turns out to be relatively benign, guy needs to realize that the stalker routine is not going to be popular with people. He struggles briefly, but soon realizes that he’s well and truly helpless. “H-hey, man, look, I was just”– “Just what?” You growl. You pause, somewhat taken aback at the throaty, vaguely reptilian undercurrent to your voice. That sounded a little Jurassic Park for your liking. “Just following my every step? Yeah, I could tell.” He swallows. “…N-nah…” He asserts, his voice trailing off into a mutter. “…I’m just, just… I’m wasn’t doing that…” >[ ] Knock him out.>[ ] Ask him why he was following you.>[ ] Take his phone.>[ ] Tell him to leave you alone.>[ ] Write in.
Rolled 83>>30978349No, our minions have had to live off the money we left for a week.
>>30978357>[x] Ask him why he was following you.Just give me your boss' name
>>30978297>>30978312If we didn't vote for stupid powers they wouldn't have anything to bitch and moan about
>>30978357>[ ] Ask him why he was following you.Then>[ ] Tell him to leave you alone
>>30978357>[ ] Ask him why he was following you.>[ ] Take his phone.
>>30978349You exploded. Your clothes, money, and phone were at the center of a localized nuclear firestorm.
>>30978357>[ ] Ask him why he was following you.
>>30978357>[X] Ask him why he was following you.He's probably a good guy and we're going to look like ass holes for breaking his ribs.
>>30978357>Ask him why he was following youThen depending on his answer, apologise/knock him out.
>>30978393Wait, we LITERALLY exploded?Damn.
>>30978376a bloo bloo bloo
>>30978369No, we didn't leave money behind before heading to Ben's apartment. >>30177866 Foolishly.
>>30978376or maybe some anons learn to stop being pedantic children and deal with it when life doesn't go their way.
>>30978393That was the obvious other explanation yes.But did Kimura and Pals really not search their prisoner and empty his pockets?
>>30978357>Check for wire/earpieceThat would show professionalism involved.(cops/deputy)Then take his phone, ask why he was following you
>>30978357>>[ ] Ask him why he was following you.
>>30978357>[x] Search him. Thoroughly. In his private parts.
>>30978349>>30978410Well, you didn't burst apart. It's more like you did a Ted Sprague. Also, I now feel the need to add that every time JJ gets into a fight, I see him more and more like a disheveled, hobo Mr. Spender. All dem Nat 1's...>>30978452They got rid of your phone.
>>30978486People hide crazy shit in their asses. Gotta be through.
>>30978507Guys, let's not.
>>30978357>>30978472Actually, modifying my vote. Quote him -“Yeah, it’s definitely JJ, I’m lookin’ straight at him.”Then>>[ ] Ask him why he was following you
>>30978502>Mr Spender?>ParanaturalMy brethren of African Ancestry
>>30978385me here>>30978546sounds good but add taking the phone.With the quote we can skip the bs denial.
>>30978502...did we have any phone numbers stored on our phone?
>>30978546>>30978571This, quote, then take the phone, and then the ask why
>>30978577PeterLauraKevinthe home cellphoneTabbycat
>>30978577...well yeah.Peter Parker, the Hellions, at the least. I think Ben.
>>30978616>TabbycatNowhere>Home cellphoneNot a problem>KevinAbove>LauraAbove>PeterAAWW SHIT
>>30978357>Quote him “Yeah, it’s definitely JJ, I’m lookin’ straight at him.”>[ ] Ask him why he was following you.>[ ] Take his phone.>>30978577Yeah. We also had the address for Creeper's well guarded secret.
>>30978616>>30978620So, the Facility might be looking for Laura at work and have spiderman's house under surveillance. And might be able to trace the Hellions but I'm guessing they ditched that phone awhile ago.
>[X] Ask him why he was following you.>[X] Take his phone.His heart beats frantically in his chest. He’s afraid – it soaks through him, a cold, frenetic acidity, curdling in his breath. You can feel tendons strumming anxiously against one another, adrenaline strumming them up into a quiet fury. He’s itching for any way out, his entire frame flinching from one second to the next, constantly feeling for some small weakness, some hole he can slip through.Relieving him of his phone, you pocket it. Could come in handy. “Hey, man that’s – gah!” You twist his arm a little harder. Not hard enough to snap anything, but the message is clear. Quiet. “Why were you following me?” You ask. He squirms silently, just breathing in and out for a second. Flicking through possible stories, no doubt. “L-look, I wasn’t gonna do anything, okay?” Okay. That’s nice to know, you guess. “I was just told to call if I set eyes on you. C-creeper wants you, so, yeah, that’s… that’s it.” He fidgets, trying to ease the pressure on his trapped hand, and glances back at you. “Please, don’t hurt me or… do some mutant shit to me, or something…” He motions to the bags at his feet. “It’s Christmas, man. I-I’ve got a family waiting for me. Please… don’t kill me. I swear, I’ll be out of your life forever – and I mean forever, forever.” >[ ] Let him go. [+1 Karma]>[ ] Knock him out.>[ ] Ask him something else [insert].>[ ] Write in.
I always forget, how old are the members of our Hobo crew?
>>30978683or they just confiscated it and did nothing because they already had JJ and Laura in captivity and Typhon shenanigans potentially forget about the phone, assuming it wasn't destroyed in the ruckus.
>>30978720>[ ] Let him go. [+1 Karma]"Don't EVER let me see you again."
>>30978720>[ ] Let him go. [+1 Karma]Gotta get that karma, should probably say something about not dealing with Creeper though.
>>30978720>[ ] Let him go. [+1 Karma]>[ ] Write in."Get out now, while you have the chance.""If I find you are involved in this again, I will not be this nice"
>>30978720>>[ ] Let him go. [+1 Karma]"Next time I see you, it will be the last time anybody sees you!"
>>30978720>[ ] Let him go. [+1 Karma]>[ ] Write in."I don't want to just see you out of my life, I don't want you dealing with Creeper or his goons ever again, you got me?"
>>30978720>[ ] Let him go. [+1 Karma]"Next time I see you do some shit for Creeper again, I'll make sure your funeral has a closed casket."
>>30978720>[ ] Let him go. [+1 Karma]Tell him to tell his superiors that he was mistaken when he said he thought he saw us, maybe with the phone we just took
>>30978749oh and keep in mind he had something in that pocket. Snatch it before we let him go. I'd rather not get stabbed or shot. >>30978755I'll back what this anon suggested
>>30978763>"Next time I see you, it will be the last time anybody sees you!"Where's a laughing elf pic when you need it?
>>30978720"Yeah it's Christmas. What are you doing stalking people who just want to be left alone on CHRISTMAS?"
>>30978720>[ ] Let him go. [+1 Karma]We keep the phone though, because we sort of exploded ours.
>>30978784>oh and keep in mind he had something in that pocket. Snatch it before we let him go. I'd rather not get stabbed or shot.SEconded.
>>30978720>[ ] Let him go. [+1 Karma]But remember , if I ever hear from you again I might have to pay a visit to that family of yours
>>30978720>[X] Let him go.>[X] Grab Layla, go invisible and head back to the ScarDon't need to attract more attention to Peter.
>>30978720What'd Creeper give you to do this? Is this an all points bulletin or did he just round up a few people to keep tabs on us?
>>30978720Don't go around stalking people on Christmas if you don want to get into trouble on Christmas.>[ x ] Knock him out.
>>30978502>Mr. Spenderwhat are you-->sunglasses on all the time even at night/indoors>to hide inhuman eyesoh shit
>>30978720>Let him go. [+1 Karma]>Tell him he was wrong about seeing us.>Tell him he might want to have second thoughts about working for a human trafficker with no morals.
>>30978720>Take the thing he was going for from his pockets.>[ ] Let him go.>"Get out now, while you have the chance. Also, If I find you are involved in this again, I will not be this nice">[X] Grab Layla, go invisible and head out
>>30978720>Let him go>>30978816Dude, we aren't even near peter, if we go invisible we aren't going to attract any attention to him.
>>30978720>>[ ] Let him go. [+1 Karma]"...I see you again, I'm taking your wallet. And your spleen. If you keep working for Creeper, I will see you again, understood?"
>>30978720"Christmas huh? So your idea of Christmas spirit was to phone Creeper and sell some guy you've never met up the river? I'm not in the mood for this shit so I'm giving you to the count of ten to get out of my sight, I don't really think I need to tell you whats going to happen if I catch you trying to follow me, I'll just hang on to this phone I think."Dammit Crusty, wheres the incentive to be a evil asshole every now and then? Shouldn't our unstable powers be making us angry or something? Oh and check the phone for useful numbers/messages and then smash it.
Rolled 16 + 3>>30978207there were A FEW ANONS THAT KEPT BITCHING ABOUT SPIDEY SENSES, WHEN EVER WE TRIED TO SAVE UP 4 X-POINTS.fuck i didn't notice the caps.
>>30978932Fuck you we have Laura for bad copJJ is INCORRUPTIBLE
>>30978932>smash it.Yes. But, not before calling and taunting creeper.
We should take his coat too.
>[X] Let him go. [+1 Karma]Yeah, well… you’re not gonna kill him. Guy looks and sounds like he’s sixteen. And it is Christmas. “I’ll hold you to that.” You say, loosening your grip. And, immediately, disappoints you. The moment he feels the pressure receding, the guy heaves himself away from the wall, shoving you aside. You stagger back, caught momentarily off balance, a sibilant hiss unwinding along your tongue. God damn shitty kid – The gun emerges from his jacket. You have a second, just one of those perfect, crystal seconds, in which everything is clear – the desperate fear in his eyes, the swaying of the world under your feet, the bulging warmth of his breath. And then, without warning ->Willpower Check>DC18
>>30978981give his private number to a bunch of telemarketers.
Rolled 11>>30978997I told you anons, I said grab the thing from his jacket
Rolled 8>>30978997Flame that nigga
>>30979011You mah nigga
Rolled 16>>30978932Our incentive to be 'evil' is generally pragmatism.You know, like when we wanted to beat people up for fun and profit.>>30978997>>Willpower Check>>DC18FUCK.Wait.Willpower?
>>30978945>JJ is INCORRUPTIBLEI can't tell if you're parodying /tg/ JUSTICE friends or not.
>>30979011Thank god, I wish we weren't good stupid though. Why didn't anyone go for taking the thing in his jacket. Fuck.
>>30979011>DC18 impossible they sayyou just gotta believe anon!
>>30979011Huh, I guess we don't kill him then.
>>30978997I knew it.
>>30979067Just because it happens once doesn't mean it'll happen again.
>>30978997ok we repressed out unstoppable rage within then. guess he lives.
>>30978997Crusty, I just want to say I love you for putting an actual cost behind Karma.
>>30979059Dat karma rush>>30979071>Implying we didn'tTime for a bad day
>>30978997Oh, would you look at that. mindless karma whoring has consequences.Maybe now JJ "JUSTICE" Green will actually learn--pfffahahahahaha not with /tg/ at the helm he won't.
>>30979046The problem is there is really no tangible worthwhile alternative for Karma +1. 99% of the time that anons see that in a list of choices, they'll go right for it.
>>30979097There wouldn't have been a cost if we had grabbed his weapon before letting him go.
>>30979124The tangible worthwhile alternative is Anonymous not being fucking stupid.
>>30979059Some of use did go for taking the thing.
>>30979130He would probably try to suicide bomb our ass or something.
>>30979150Far too little, far far too little.
>>30979150It doesn't matter what some of us do or do not vote for. What matters is the outcome of the vote.
>>30979110Som the pistol is really a lighter?
>>30979143>The tangible worthwhile alternative is Anonymous not being fucking stupid....take a moment to think about what you just said. And the likelihood of it occuring in our lifetime.
>>30979150To be honest I agreed with grabbing his gun but I was too lazy to post about it
>>30979166>>30979182I know. I was just telling the dude.
>>30979212I don't follow soccer, so I don't get the point of that phrase.
How about no more being Kamen Rider and being more cynical and pragmatic now.JJ's gotten burned quite enough recently trying to make the J stand for Justice.
>>30979209I noticed anon, I would've posted more and emphasized it more before the vote ended but it seemed so obvious. Really didn't think people would skip over that shit especially since 3-4 people mentioned it. Goddamn.
>>30979258>JJ's gotten burned quite enough recently trying to make the J stand for Justice.Puts a fire in a man's stomach, doesn't it?But seriously, I think with anyone associated with Creeper, we kill them or beat their shit in.Anyone else gets mercy.
>>30979273We were associated with Creeper once. Our ex was until just a short while as well. It's not so easy to classify anon.
>>30979238anon you're hallucinating typos again.>>30979273No. Creeper isn't the problem. The whole premise of sticking your neck out is the problem.It was trying to save Ben that got him and his best friend tortured last time.
>>30979258The people that joined at thread 50 have been trying to change the character for a while now. When people play the same character for a long time (like the people that have been her from the beginning) is is difficult to get them to change.
I propose Crusty introduce "Bitch Points" as opposed to Karma Points now. If letting him go gives us a karma point then knocking him out gives us a bitch point.
>>30979273Yeah, I wouldn't have voted to let him move if it wasn't for the karma. In that situation I didn't really see us having too much trouble even if he tried to kill us since we easily overpowered him, so in the future if there's not a karma point attached I'm fine with violence towards anything Creeper related.
>>30979313You're saying /tg/ does not into dynamic characters then.
>>30979258but imitating Shonen protagonists is what tg does best!
>>30979273Earlier people were asking about the "murder hobo" people we keep talking about. Thank you for demonstrating.
It's not about being more violent anons. It's about not being stupid nice. If we took his weapon it would've been fine. since we didn't we could've been shot or burnt the kid alive. Moral is, don't be a retard.
>>30979336Why is it wrong to have an MC who has serious hesitations when it comes to murderI don't have a problem with killing if it's necessary, but it should be a last resort. Like we've played it so far.
>>30979336Not that anon, but I think there just hasn't been a notable moment like this one for JJ to realize that being merciful all the time isn't a good thing.>>30979352I'm not a murder hobo. I'm just saying that Creeper and those associated with him or his organization are pretty fucking ruthless and untrustworthy.So knocking them out or killing them outright is much better than letting them go freely.
>>30979315No! NO. Hell no.I'd generally be all for having JJ dampen some of his paladin streak, but that's not what would happen here.We'd just constantly swing from shiny lizard paladin to complete monster and back and forth like a schizophrenic on a seesaw.
>>30979011>18>exact successA stream of bright, scalding gases pour from your open mouth, washing over him. He screams in pain and squeezes down his weapon’s trigger, the shot streaking harmlessly by. Layla shrieks behind the dumpster. Fire roars out over the kid’s chest, tearing hungrily through his jacket. You recoil instinctively, the terrible smell of scorched flesh filling your nose. Must’ve ignited something in his jacket – a lighter, by the smell of things.Staggering backward, the urge to be away from here filling you, away from that smell and that seething light, you find yourself brought to your knees by a sudden, searing pain in your joints. Your arms burn, bones crackling, and for a moment you assume that somehow it’s the fire, it got you, reached out and took root in your flesh –Your bones shift. You stifle a scream. It’s not the fire. Your arms are shifting, flesh warping, distending outward. In the corner of your vision, Layla looks on in muted horror, her hands clasped over her mouth, as your limbs tear through the sleeves of your hoodie, sloughing away the ill-fitting fabric. You screw your eyes shut. God, you’re folding out of yourself again, you’re uncoiling, unwinding, bursting out of your skin… Slowly, the pain recedes. You breathe in and out, and realize that you’re still whole. Your arms feel really really unfeasibly big. --------------------------------------------------------------------->HMQ 60: END>Congratulations! You didn’t fail your first DB freakout test. >Congratulations! You’ve earned an X-Point!>Congratulations! Wings!I know it was short today, but I’m coming down with a cold and I want some rest. Need to shake this thing off before next week.
>>30979258Well, I'm all for using lethal force when JJ's life is at risk and I have no qualms of mugging the shit out of villains and leaving them naked in the street and using their gear and money for himself.
>>30979378We're not killing people outright. Fucking hell. This is a kid panicking not cold-hearted betrayal here. Once again you're generalizing, once upon a time we beat the shit out of people for Creeper, we delivered packages.It's not so black and white
>>30979450>We're not killing people outright. Fucking hell. TI also said we could knock them out.>It's not so black and whiteAgain, we can knock them out and leave them relatively harmless.
>>30979431Not gonna lie, that was pretty damn cool. Also, voting for agility.
>>30979414>taking "Bitch Points" seriously
>>30979431The hell just happen.Oh, thanks for today?
>>30979431Crusty, what would've happened if we took his weapon? Would there have been a roll for that?
>>30979431>but I’m coming down with a cold and I want some rest.best get the voting out of the way then.photosynthesis and animal affinity also thanks for running
>>30979374>putting words in anon's mouthIs this where I say "why do you hate character development anon?"
>>30979431Whelp, I guess we're keeping DB. Really wish we'd picked plate armor instead of sub dermal now. Anyway, by Agility 2 or Adhesive 2
>>30979431next bread when
>>30979472I'm fine with leaving them unconcious then. Taser hands are pretty reliable for that at least. No need to be super nice about it after all.
>>30979474Seconding this, that's one of the abilities I want to see strengthened
>>30979431...aaw.I was hoping we could get to wings 3 before we even noticed we had them.Ah, well. Agility 2 time. When we get our hands back, steal his gun. And possibly his wallet.Might as well get something out of this debacle.
>>30979474>Also, voting for agility.oh god it begins
Throwing in my vote for agility
>develop back-wings>JJ must go shirtless to use them
>>30979521>thinking JJ would go anywhere near that scorched dude.
Voting for Agility too
Agility 2 please
>>30979378>Creeper and those associated with him or his organization are pretty fucking ruthless and untrustworthy.You mean like......us?
>>30979600We had the good sense to leave.
>>30979431>Congratulations! You have a power that you can never upgrade.
>>30979479Your desire to get the fuck away from the fire gave you wings. ANYHOW, quick vote I guess. Lots of people seem to want Agility to I'll have that vs a Tier 2. Post,>1 for Enhanced Agility>2 for a TIER 2 Mutation.>3 to BankRemember, don't quote this post or greentext. Anything but the number means your vote is disregarded.
>>30979431Thanks for running.Agility
>>30979550One step closer to becoming Raptor Jesus
>>30979600I wouldn't trust JJ.poor hygiene, wears sunglasses at night, and is more spaghetti than man
>>30979550Laura approves +1I've been pondering over that for a while. The only solution I've come up with is 'try to make a halter top look manly.'Really hope someone else has a better plan than me.
>>30979614Hey, I wanted it for crowd control. I'm fine with JJ burning mooks to death.
>>30979646>>30979639Don't quote that post, Anons.
>>30979609we were just working for him last week.
>>30979639>>30979646everytim>>30979665you're in the minority anon I hope
>>30979681or he'd kill our friends
>>30979671Yeah, sorry about that. First time voting for a power in HMQ
>>30979695Don't forget to bitch when what you want doesn't get picked. Your not truly part us until that happens.
>>30979691so imagine if a crusader of justice accosted us without knowing that and concluded we were ruthless and untrustworthy because we worked for Creeper and killed us.
>>30979665This is why I'm convinced the murder hobo anon are the same ones that voted for DB
Voting closed.I think it's safe to say that Enhanced Agility takes it.
>>30979737>and killed us.only the Punisher would do that.and he wouldn't care about sob stories
>>30979737That's totally different anon
>>30979499Hopefully not I kinda want the SUPER loud Godzilla roar.
>>30979744I voted for Optical Force Blasts then Sonic Scream.I was >>30979273and >>30979472
>>30979766So how fast is JJ now?
>>30979772>make assumptions about people 'because they work for Creeper' so killing them is okay>other people making the same assumptions and conclusion is different
>>30979621Question for you OP, at Claws 2 we can easily cut guns into piece, right?
>>30979774>I kinda want the SUPER loud Godzilla roar.Only for Sonic Scream, Anon.
>>30979819I know. That's what I was talking about.
>>30979841We can't buy it now. Locked out.
>>30979774>Hopefully notNo. There is no hope for you. No retcons. Why would you say that?
>>30979766How did we get the branded M on our shoulder BTW? I must have missed that at some point.
>>30979847Yep, Karma killed the atrophy possibility.
>>30979874>Karma killed the atrophy possibility.No. Atrophy can still happen.
Funny thing. This is the only way crusty would have been able to use DB. Enough people changed their minds that DB would have most likely lost any actual vote.>>30979815yes
>>30979696Why is that post deleted? It's a functional vote.Or is this another deleted existing replies position?>>30979847The comment he was responding to stated that we were keeping DB. That it wouldn't atrophy. That we were locked out.He started his post with>Hopefully not.He knows. He retains hope that he's wrong.
>>30979800>Enhanced Agility:>Level 1: Just above peak human.>Level 2: Toad/Beast.>Level 3: Nightcrawler.>Level 4: Longshot.>Level 5: Spider-Man.
>>30979847>>30979862It can atrophy if it goes without use for a long time and enough support is given to have it removed and Crusty gives the change it's blessings.Basically, if it's obsoleted by other powers in combat and it has no utility out of combat, there's high chance it could atrophy.
>>30979903So what do we NOT have to roll for anymore?
>>30979910Granted it has support. Though after the entrance DB did, I kinda want to keep it just for the flair.
>>30979910Wait, when and where was that mechanic established.
>Agility 2I don't get it. Its not a bad choice or anything. Is the power leap between one and two that big? and why now?if it was to help wings, level 2 wings would remove the high starting place requirement and increase general flight speed.I'm not going to call anybody retarded or say they're wrong because its just a difference of opinion. I just want to understand it better.
>>30979930I'd rather not. We're not going to make another DC18 check.>>30979944>and why now?We need it to dodge stuff, and also it works with Enhanced Senses for higher reflexes.
>>30979910The thing useful about the power is that it can melt peoples faces. If the murder hobo anons gain more footing then we might use it. But if we keep playing JJ we have been for 50+ threads it will most likely never be used.
>>30979944Agility 2 is a prerequisite for a lot of extrapolative powers that are desirable, like geointuitive sense that lets us dodge bullets. The more we put into it and our senses the better we get at dodging. Also, activating warp-spasm requires agility 2.
>>30979944Helps us dodge stuff and move. generally suits our stealthAlso needed for a lot of extrapolatives.
>>30979928You can perform any conventional acrobatics/parkour easily. Something like walking or running along a clothesline would involve a minor DC roll.>>30979815Yes.>>30979910This anon is correct.
>>30979903So, we're keeping murderbreath, right?
>>309799441. Improved Dodging2. Improved Climbing3. Improved Stealth 4. Improved Close CombatMost of our stuff relies on getting close.
>>30979944It also makes JJ's reflexes faster. If we had agility lvl 2 before the guy pulled a gun on us we would have been able to just snap it out of his hand.
>>30980002You were always keeping it. A revote simply wasn't going to happen.If you basically never opt to use it, though, the power will atrophy and the X-Point will be redeemed.
>>30979997walking or running along a clothesline would involve a minor DC roll.even with adhesive feet?
>>30979997When's the next threadI need pictures of lizards, lizards and fairies
>>30980041Actually, no.In combination the two almost entirely negate the need for a roll, barring special circumstances and the like. Well spotted.
>>30980027And then the ranged options would be unlocked again?
>>30979997The only problem with atrophy is that it will most likely take a long ass time. If we run into Kimura between now and then our only tactic is to run away.
>>30979997I have couple of Questions. 1. Can we claw through non-reinforced walls with tier 2 claws? 2. On scale 1 to 10, how cool does Layla think JJ's wings are?
>>30980057How about just lizards?
>>30980095>2. On scale 1 to 10, how cool does Layla think JJ's wings are?HOLY FUCKBALLS YEAH/10
>>30980075yesWhether not not it atrophies in the first place it a different matter. It all depends on if we keep playing JJ we have been or decide to become more edgy. As said here >>30979975
>>30980057Next week sometime. >>309800951. Yes.2. Pretty cool.
>>30980130Dude, they're messed up arms not independent appendages. That's at best a 6/10.
>>30980041>>30980064Hold on.The issue there isn't staying attatched to the rope. It's retaining balance and keeping our steps aligned correctly to the line.How does adhesive feet come into it?And yes, I realize I'm commenting on something that's to our advantage, but I'm curious.
>>30980057Here you go
>>30980075>>30980100>reward complaining, being sore losers, and potentially sabotaging votes to get what some anons want.
Thread archived.>>30980157If you're adhered to the line you literally cannot fall off.
>>30980177I'm not seeing the problem here.
>>30980157Makes it impossible to slip of course.
>>30980190Hey Crusty I've got some questions:.The text for INSULATED MESH says it can't be included alongside MAGNETIC MESH CHARGE I'm needing a bit of clarity on that. Does buying one lock out the other or can we buy both, but we'd only be able to have one active at a time? I'm assuming one and done, but better to ask..Hey are some of the Extrapolative Mutation that required Sonic Scream going to be changed to require NULL WAVE or Null Shadow?.Hey if we got Photosynthetic Biology is it going to effect are physical appearance?.What happened to Henry McCoy? He drowned didn't he?.How many of Parker's clones are still alive?.Do the Stepford Cuckoos exist?.So what was JJ doing when the event that formed the scar occurred?.Is the Chameleon a mutant in this world or is he a flatline? and does he have a sister named Camellia?
>>30980147If we want to "land" on the side of a building or wall when we're flying will we need another level in adhesive touch.
>>30980106Daily reminder that J. Jonah Jameson doesn't hate heros, he just hates masks.
>>30980170JJ the cutest
>>30980190Well, you can fall under it, but with agi 2, you ought to get right back on top of it again.
>>30980197It establishes a precedent that if you bitch hard enough, you get what you want. Voting and majority rules be damned.
Level one powers that we need to upgrade, in order of importance.Winged Flight: Being able to take off from the ground. No more needing to climb things.Claws and Fangs: Can cut through steel. Combined with our strength we could probably dig/tunnel through a wall if we ever get trapped again.Adhesive touch: No more dice rolls for climbing. Should allow us to “land” on the side of a building after flying. Good for stealth and we can stop wasting karma.Electrostatic Touch: Should be strong enough to short out the super suits those clones were wearing. Or other electronics we come across.Sub-dermal Bio-weave: Thinker skin is always good.>The defense power probably shouldn't be last but I couldn't figure out where to put it.
>>30980177It's pretty obvious that a few people who chose Draconic Breath don't want it anymore, after realizing the level of difficulty it presents. I'm not revoting because I can't tell how many, but I'm not keeping a power around if it never sees any use. That would be pointless.
>>30980253But... this only works if the majority continuously votes against using the power.So it would be the majority getting their way, reversing the previous majority.
I want to max senses but I have a feeling people can't be that patient.
>>30980259After we upgrade some powers we need to get on that CONTORTION SON
>>30980264I say just vote to see if a revote is needed. Next thread though, not now.Go get better, Crusty.
>>309802041. It's one or the other. You can't have both.2. Nope, they're locked out.3. Nope.4. Why would McCoy have drowned?5. A few.6. Yes.7. Probably stealing something.8. Nobody knows.
>>30980342>just vote to see if a revote is needed
>>30980319I want max senses too, but it works in tandem with agility, so I'm fine with getting it now when everyone is willing than maybe never in the future.
>>30980259Do we REALLY need to fly though? I mean, we're in New York, and I don't think we're gonna be leaving. And considering how temperamental our climbing can be, flying doesn't seem that much safer. >dig/tunnel through a wallSounds like a good way to leave New York though.
>>30980344Why is the M brand still there?We regrew teeth, but that hasn't healed yet?
>>30980190>>30980200...yeeees, I can see that you'd remain attatched. I just don't see what's stopping you misstepping. Or inverting your axis while remaining stuck.But meh. I'm not iffy enough on it to keep discussing the matter.>>30980259Agree with you on wings and bioweave soonish.I'd aim for senses 5 before the others, though.
>>30980253It requires 3 things to happen. 1. The power proves itself to be obsolete in both in and out of combat over a long evaluation period.2. Majority vote is required to change the power. 3. Crusty always has veto right. The vote will not happen or come to pass without his say-so.So just bitching about it won't help at all.
>>30980381We got the brand before we got healing.
>>30980381How did we get it in the first place? I asked earlier but no-one replied.
>>30980177>>30980264I do not condone "sabotaging votes" But I honestly can't think of anything we would use DB for that we couldn't use another power for. We just used it DB. But, if Crusty had put it up to a vote on which power to us I would have voted electro static touch. It would have been faster effective since our hands were already on him.I'm not trying to complain I just can't think of when we'll need it.
>>30980386The thing that's stopping us from slipping is the increased agility.>>30980404We also lost our teeth before, but they grew back
>>30980380>Do we really need wings though? wouldn't some other mutation have been better? We should have a revote, I'm sure no-body actually knew what wings do or don't do.Stop, now, before we collectively lose our minds at your deep understanding of imaginary super powers.
>>30980381the same reason Wolverine and Laura's hair stop a certain length every time they heal from a full body injury.mental self image its so the artist doesn't have to draw them differently for awhile when they heal.
>>30980441I'm not even >implying we should put it to another vote. Just that we shouldn't really bother sinking more points into it.
>>30980344You said he was dead. I was just seeing if he died similarly to his Ultimate counterpart.
>>30980453I miss short haired Laura.Although current Laura is clearly an imperfect clone of actual clone Laura, the eyes tell all.
>>30980381Healing Factor is at least partially based on self-perception. Hence why Laura and Logan always heal the same hairstyle, and whatsisface doesn't lose his tattoos.
>>30980381Scar tissue. It's already stopped healing.Fairly sure if that chunk of flesh was carved out, it'd grow back clean, but otherwise we're stuck with it.The teeth are excused by our animalian features, the claws and fangs 1, and the fact that they were fresh wounds.
>>30980342Votes are highly dependent on who is hear. For example a lot of people who follow the thread weren't here for this vote. Some of them might have gone the other way if they had been.
>>30980482At least 2 points in it eventually anon so it's not a crippled power.
If we use the wing power, can we take our clawed hand and ball it up into a fist to punch someone?What music does JJ like? Besides classical, obviously.How skinny is JJ?Who else would like to see a HMQ/PPQ Crossover?
>>30980490Logans son right?Shit, I can't remember his name either.Dave? Donald? Doofey?
>>30980419I have to agree that against a single target, Electric touch is better in CQC. No visible damage, and fucks up muscle control.DB is a terror weapon, it scares the shit out of people mostly, causes intense pain and leaves a mark. Panic isn't necessarily something we want against fellas with guns.
>>30980419I've seen this argument like too many fucking times. Is it really that hard to come up for uses for fire? Really?>uses for DBBurn Creeper's warehouses and narcotics (Jack is a pill FYI)a diversion terror weapon against Creeper's goonsquick and easy campfire or torches if sticks and cloth are lying around.>but matches can do-rainfall or maybe JJ falls in the river or we fight Hydroman. then they'd just be wet pieces of cardboard.>>30980516daken.
>>30980546They have him temp killed at the moment, right?
>>30980573aye, Wolvie drowned him in a puddle
>>30980573I dunno. Haven't read much comics, and I'm getting more interested in Runaways and Ultimate Marvel (Yes, I know Ultimates 3 and Ultimatum suck ass).
>>30980569>uses of DBAll of which could be accomplished by OHB while still giving us an actual ranged weapon.
>>30980593A very late term abortion.
>>30980573He drowned in a puddle, but they brought him back as one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Or something. I think. I dunno, I wasn't really reading it.
>>30980562>terror weaponI like the idea of walking up to someone while invisible putting out hand around their mouth and letting the electricity flow.Imagine it. A whole group of people standing around with guns. >One of them just collapses without making a sound>"what the fuck is happening" >Another one collapses. >"Holy shit I think there's someone here"Nothing DB can do will be scarier than invisibility + taser hands.
>>30980702I think that taser hands ends up becoming a ranged attack at higher levels, so if we put enough points into it it's going to be like an invisible lightning storm coming from everywhere.
>>30980733>I think that taser hands ends up becoming a ranged attack at higher levels,Near touch levels. So if they're right in front of us, we can sort of activate it on them. But not from like 10 feet away.
>>30980605I voted for Optic force blasts myself.and you know what? Both optic choices lost. badly, like Ralph Nader in a presidential election badly.you know what Optic Heat Blasts couldn't do win the vote>>30980639regarding the most current issue of Uncanny Avengers, IDK if that's still canon.>>30980702>implying they wouldn't fire blindly and end up tagging JJtaserhands are so overrated.
>>30980733>Ranged taser attackI remember something about a localized electrocution field at lv5, but I don't think it extended more than one or two meters from JJ.
>>30980801Yeah, that's what I was thinking of. I guess it wasn't as far as I thought it was. Oh well
>>30980569>Burn down Creeper's warehouses and narcotics>performing arson>burning evidenceYea, go fuck yourself. If we found out where those were, why not just tip the fucking police? Better yet, use the earthquake guy from Hellions, he'll shake the building down WITHOUT destroying the evidence.>Terror weapon against creeper's goonsHere's a couple of problems with this at lvl 1. 1. If you gotta get close to use it, why would you not just use electrostatic touch, or claws/str2. Does not disable the enemies when it hits3. Only scares the guy that it actually hits>rainfallWaterproof lighters cost like two dollars
>>30980702It would be better to take them into the invisi-field. That way you have an unconscious meat shield. Only drop the guy when you're going to take out the nextBut this scenario would be an excellent display of terror.
>>30980702Can we use taser hands while we're invisible? I thought it broke the effect.Part of the selling point of shadow field.>>30980733It gets 'near touch' range at lvl 5. So maybe a foot, or a few feet or so radius, max?
>>30980847We did it at Mr.Negative's place to guards.
>>30980781I was merely pointing out that DB is at chest about a foot in diameter and spreads noxious fumes that might put off hunger campers. It is a pure combat power, no finesse, nearly no utility outside of combat. But in combat, at close range? If you aren't fireproof you and any friends near you are dead. Very useful.
>>30980847I think the "near touch range" is mostly intended to be used with conductive materials, like if some guy is standing next to a cable, we can touch the cable and zap him without direct contact.
>>30980865DB1 don't do that though. I mean not unless you keep spraying the guy for a good while.
>>30980865Well, the thing is that the girl we want to kill is fireproof and we sort of can punch people to death faster without claws than it takes for the firebreath to kill.
>>30980829>tip the policelike they'd listen to some random muggaand if Creeper got arrested, he'd either immediately go the camps or just get shived while awaiting trial. Muties are second class citizens at best. The government didn't build giant TOLERANCE robots.>Waterproof lighters cost like two dollars2 dollars we don't have and its not infinite usage. and that could be stolen or taken from us.and it would take lv2 to be a more effective terror weapon I'd vote for level 2
>>30980897It's not like we're going to leave our hands down most powerful combat ability at lv1 for long.
So here's a random thought...If JJ were to dunk his head into a bathtub of snow-slush and blow bubbles, how long would it take him to turn it into a steamy bath?
>>30980940We already upgraded super strenght to lvl 2 or are you referring to Electrostatic Touch?
Lets take a look at DB directly from the pastebinhttp://pastebin.com/JYrcDPPk>DRACONIC BREATHJJ can now breathe fire.Level 1: JJ may project a stream of heat and unstable gases from his mouth that causes acute physical pain and shock to humans, as well as igniting highly flammable substances.Level 2: JJ spits fire. He may expel a short-ranged (less than a meter) tongue of blue flame, or ‘lob’ small, arcing packets of similarly ignited particles over greater distances. His breath may cause immediate second degree burns.Level 3: At this level, JJ may breathe out a long, intense stream of azure fire. It can very quickly cause third degree burns.Level 4: At this level J may widen the breadth of his draconic breath. He becomes capable of very quickly causing fourth degree burns.Level 5: JJ will burn you to ash. His breath is more potent than any military grade flamethrower, able to defeat the heat tolerance of all but few substances.I think it warrants LV2 at least.
>>30980940We did it to taserhands. And agility.And a sizable chunk of the playerbase wants DB to atrophy.
>>30980934One, why would we identify ourself. Just report a shooting at the location then leave.Two, a butane lighter doesn't smell like ass. Seriously, the smell of brimstone isn't exactly common in nature or cities, so it could give our position away. You know what could also keep a lighter of matches dry? A piece of plastic. Anything from seran wrap to a ziplock bag.Third the entire point of DB is dealing with multiple opponents forced into close contact. Not utility.I'm thinking we cap it at lv3 before the next big fight.
>>30980995Slightly longer than it would take to drown.You could always just breath on it from the outside.
>>30981040Taser was never a primary combat ability. That was strength.
>>30981045If JJ's below standard hygiene doesn't give away his position, I doubt DB would.>>30981040>sizable chunk of the playerbase wants DB to atrophy.gonna need to see an honest to god vote. 2-3 anons that won't shut up isn't a sizable chunk imo.
>>30981000>I think it warrants LV2 at least.And DC18 rolls.
>>30981094We had taserhands before strength came along. It's almost pure takedown ability.
>>30981000You know, with 2 points we could get: >Electrostatic touch lvl 2:>Claws 2:>Subdermal armor 2>Flying 2>Shadow field>Enhanced Contortion (1 cost)All of which are better options than lvl 2 DB
>>30981000>get a power that people are regretting>"Let's level it up!"
>>30981136we just passed our first DB don't freak out test.only a Nat 1 has bad repercussions. we have better odds of passing it then it going horribly horribly wrong. most likely scenario is rolls between 2-17 and nothing happens.ideally, JJ trains in safe controlled environment and just try to make little hobo fires in the scar before using it in combat>>30981181Strength came in a lot more handy than Tasers in the fight with Mort>>30981197>Electrostatic touch lvl 2>Claws 2:meh, strength is JJ's best offensive power, agility 2 just made it even better>Subdermal armor 2>Flying 2I can agree with this>Shadow field>Enhanced Contortion (1 cost)not feeling anon
>>30981136Eventually we'll get over it.
>>30981218>one of the 3-5 people anal pained that they're pick didn't win
>>30981252>between 2-17 nothing happensUm, no. Normal fails counter normal successes.
>>30981252Claws 2 is just so we can go through walls and shit without having to break our hands. Basically, if somebody locks us in a room, we can mole our way out.
>>30981309No.only Nat ones, otherwise JJ freezes up and does nothing.
>>30981252...not really. We used strength more, I agree. We spent most of that fight trying and failing to be an action movie hero.As I recall, we did more actual damage with taserhands.>>30981309No. Critfails undo successes. Normal fails just have JJ freeze up.
>>30981350or just punch out the lock. we get a little durability increase with strength, nothing to write home about though.also, healing lv3
>>30981287I'd rather put points in powers that we'll actually use and that can accomplish the same goals, but more efficiently.
>>30981385Not talking about a wooden door here, talking about those metal ones.
>>30981385Remember healing still takes time with Healing 3.
Do you guys think Enhanced Contortion is worth 1 point or should we get the utility powers before it? Personally, I'd prefer to bank and go for the Geointuitive vision.
I refuse to level up DB until we can control it without a high DC. Once we get the DC lower we'll know whether or not we want to keep it and can proceed accordingly.
>>30981385We're near-constantly using healing while we're actively trying not to need it.Deliberately getting ourself hurt when there's more efficient solutions ends badly. We heal faster than normal. It doesn't mean we're Laura-tier, or even Sabretooth-tier.>>30981475Worth getting, but not just yet. There's better choices.It's a reasonably longish way down the list.
>>30981381we punted him ten feet in the air, he was clutching his ribs he shrugged of tasers after a short bit. Not saying tasers came in handy, it was a good defensive move and it negated one of his powers. just saying strength 2 did the heavylifting in the field>>30981433JJ can comfortable do 1.5 tons, 3 tons if he wants to throwout his back. Not too concerned about a locked room scenario.>>30981457an afternoon of taking it easy, assuming JJ fights the mythical super door.>>30981475>Enhanced Contortion is worth 1 point maybe if we run out of things to buy. its not a bad power, just really really low on the totem pole imo
>>30981539My personal priority is geointuitive vision, because it actually would give us a proper long ranged attack.
>>30980569Can be used as a easy way to create thermals for flying, which will speed up ascent speed tremendously. When we get to level 3 the wings are going to be excellent melee aids.
>>30981475Honestly I'd rather getting adhesive touch lv2 so we can stop failing critical wall crawls. After that, probably start investing seriously in offensive abilities for a bit, I'd include Geointuitive Vision as an offense/utility.
>>30981590Or he'll just burn his wings up because he's not immune to his own flames.
>>30981632They are if we get that white phosphorous extrapolative power.
>>30981666Why would we ever want to get that?
>Shadow fieldThis is the power that lets us hit people while invisible, and STAY invisible.Its also the power that will let us keep the invisibility field up when someone gets a lucky shot in.Frankly, we need it to make invisibility actually useful in our fights. Our last matches have all had invis fail due to being beaned in the head or gassed.
>>30981252>ideally, JJ trains in safe controlled environment and just try to make little hobo fires in the scar before using it in combatThat isn't going to happen.It'd be, dare I say it...not in-character.
>>30981602I'd rather focus on defensive abilities for now.Senses, shadow field, wings, subdermal, more agility. Focus on keeping ourself up rather than taking everyone else down.I miss the sneaky days, when our first response was 'run, hide, reposition', rather than 'charge'.
>>30981782JJ wanting to and training get his fire breathing under control outside of his of home in empty rubble yard in the scar where he can't hurt anybody is out of character?
>>30981676Heat + strength = break through even adamantine eventually.But frying our own wings is not a cause for concern, we have agility 2 now. Easily move them out of the way. Not to mention even while were not flying they can still be very useful. Extra limbs are not to be sneezed at.
>>30981782I'd have to agree with that.
>>30981852More like JJ drawing a lot of attention for minimal gains. That would be out of character with him aware that both the Creeper and the Facility are hunting him.
>>30981676To keep ourself from setting our wings on fire.
>>30981890We risk that every time JJ goes outdoors. would you prefer JJ never leaves the tunnel? and potentially set the place on fire?
>>30981857White Phosporous doesn't do jack shit to adamantium. Level 5 breath wouldn't do jack shit to adamantium either.DB is not a cost effective power, in order for us to make it semi-useful, we'd need to sink so much points to it that there's just no point.
If we go full druid JJ, we should see if we can get an extrapolative power to get healing fruits.
>>30981590JJ isn't a balloon, that's not how it works.
>>30982017You tool.Make a fire, open wings, above the flames are thermals because of the heat. Hot air rises.Other use: in flight breath at an angle to heat the air under wings, generating lift.>>30981981Suppose it depends on what movies are canon to crusty, however level 5 breath would, because you have to melt the stuff somehow before you can coat some poor sods bones in it. Level 5 dragon breath will be capable, it might take a while, but it will be capable, its basically instant incineration for most mundane materials as soon as it leaves his mouth.
>>30982017Hasn't stopped us from spontaneously growing wings.
>>30981852He's too scared of fire to purposefully put himself in fire's way just for an abstract good like 'training for the future to get over the fear',as opposed to an inyourface concrete good like hurting his enemies in self defense.
>>30982088Just because hot air goes up, that doesn't mean that the amount of lift generated from it is significant enough to help do anything, unless he's willing to risk burning himself in the process.Balloon operates on the same principle, but unlike JJ, balloon actually can trap the hot air into a large container. JJ's flame breath isn't even on a level of the Balloon's flame right now.
>>30982017Thermals are used by most birds to over a certain size to help stay aloft.It's still a pretty rubbish idea, I agree, because the gains are too small compared to the difficulty of pulling it off, but your counterargument is flawed at best.>>30982088I was under the impression that movieverse!adamantium at least, once set, no longer had a reachable melting point short of frying the planet as collateral damage. Which was why it was so difficult to make use of.
>>30982173>He's too scared of fire to purposefully put himself in fire's waySacred Tree>an abstract good like 'training for the future to get over the fear',"oh god! What if I do this in my sleep and set fire to the damn tunnel!"A mutant wanting to get their powers under control and come to grips with them seems pretty in character to me.
>>30982201Thermal lifts used by birds occur naturally. Artificially made ones in the aircraft have very poor gains unless you use something like a balloon.
>>30981980>Would I prefer JJ entered and left the tunnel invisible and we started scouting new fall back positions soon?Yes. But mainly I just think setting a bunch of fires in a section of the city that emergency crews can't reach isn't the best idea. I also think that fires attract attention, not just from cops and Creeps, but from our neighbors. It's not the best idea to shit in your neighbor's lawn, they tend to make noise.
>>30982283JJ didn't have invisibility under control at the start of the quest and he had it for how long? He hasn't shown any attempt to train it in his spare time. Not that he has much spare time.
>let him go for karmaThis is like Shadow letting Matthel speak all over again.
>>30982361I don't to set buildings on fire. I want to make little hobofires in an area where harming people can't happen.>>30982423JJ doesn't have a phobia of being invisible and had some experience being invisible from drug mule days.
>>30982423Also, he didn't try to train the electric touch, despite the fact that he Electrocuted Laura. He also didn't show any attempt trying to learn how to use his strenght, despite the fact that he crushed Chat's leg. No attempt to train his claws, despite the fact that they respond purely to his emotions and might backfire.I don't think he's going to go voluntarily train his flamebreath.
>>30982487Well, he did fry Laura's neck with tazerhands... and crush Chat and himself on accident. No training seen there.
>>30982487Besides in character ness, training ability alone sounds boring and not like something the QM would allow when it's more fun/sadistic to do your learning, growing, and character development by the seat of your pants as the plot hurls you all over the place.
>>30982423Actually, invisibility is probably the only power we attempted to train. Remember when we jacked the circuit breaker for Noriko and exhausted it? There were another couple of times where we pushed it, just not to the point of brain damage.
>>30982520Crushed chat and himself before he even knew he was that strong.How long did we have tazer hands before we fried Laura? 3 hours?And since then we've used them consistently enough where we don't need to train them, Crusty said as much.
>>30982592Consecutive failures on adhesive touch, no training in there either.
>>30982487You seem to be coming at this from a logical viewpoint. "I'm afraid of X, I don't want to lose control of X, I should train with X so that doesn't happen."Problem.Phobias are not logical. General response to a phobia is "I'm afraid of X. I shall have nothing to do with X whatsoever unless given absolutely no other choice I can live with."If JJ was particularly dedicated to getting himself and all of his abilities under control, you might get more backing. But he isn't.
>>30982283He also could have tried to overcome his pyrophobia for years with amateur aversion therapy by just buying a lighter, but he doesn't seem to have done that.
>>30982664>Man, we didn't get rid of the phobia before the game even started, better not get rid of it ever.
>>30982643What he said. You'd think that with his girlfriend being made of napalm and the inability to use gas for cooking would have helped to give him initiative to deal with it. It didn't, so clearly he doesn't want to deal with it. >>30982687Quit trying to metagame.
>>30982687It's going to happen naturally or it's not going to happen at all. Trying to force it to happen is gay.
>>30982687We can try. But not in such a dry, logical, methodical manner. We need excitement. We need climactic moments.
>>30982520>JJ injures his friends with his new powersIf you're trying to say training is unnecessary or has nothing to offer, I'm not seeing it.>>30982555JJ trying to get over his fire phobia should provide plenty of interest/comedy. we could even invite Laura. She probably had "training" to resist fear.we've done training before, like >>30982591>>30982592>>30982643none of JJ's other powers can accidentally burn buildings down.>>30982664because JJ could avoid fire. Now JJ that JJ breathes fire, avoiding it all together became a lot fucking harder.>DB is too dangerous! We can't use it ever!>what if we try train it? try to get over the phobia?>NO! It's OOC! Don't train it!you guys are trying to sabotage DB aren't you?
>>30982779>You guys are trying to sabotage DB aren't you?That's kind of obvious.>>30982733>Quit trying to metagameI would argue that not trying to train it away and basing your decision on JJ having never attempted to do so before would be metagaming>>30982759>It's going to happen naturally or it's not going to happen at allPhobias do not go away naturally, intervention is pretty much the only way, and believe it or not, most folks seek out intervention for themselves.JJ unfortunately cannot afford a psychologist.
>>30982779>>30982591That wasn't an attempt to train. That was an attempt to be stealthy as possible to avoid leading people back to our squatting place.
>>30982779lvl 1 DBDoesn't breathe fire, can't start fires without hitting volatile gas
>>30982779>you guys are trying to sabotage DB aren't you?Nope. I've argued for DB it in the past. Problematic as the power may be, it has its merits and developing it made a great deal of narrative sense. Certainly more than any of the other ranged powers, though truth be told, I'm not especially keen on any of them, regardless of utility.I'm still not in favour of it atrophying, but I can understand why people would be.It's called being fair and balanced. Viewing points based on their merits rather than forcing them to fit one narrow idea.If you'd like people to agree with you, I'd recommend improving your argument rather than resorting to playground taunting.
>>30982779I was under the impression that lvl 1 DB didn't start fires unless it hit highly flammable substances or if it's concentrated. Not to mention there has not been a single case in which the flame breath has appeared when it was not needed. Also, there are lot more important things to train than using DB. Martial arts, Social skills, silent movement...We are still at basics level with martial arts, we don't want to stay there forever.
>>30983018and most imporantly, adhesive touch. BY GOD do we need to train adhesive touch. also flying, we totally need to train that.
>>30982908>leave tunnel invisible>walk to training place invisible>go uninivisible and train it up>re-invisible when going back to tunnel>>30982937guess those matches and lighters so anons are so damn fond of could get some use then. or maybe Laura knows how to start a fire, probably got some kinda black ops survival training.>>30983018>you can only train one thing JJ and Laura could make a day out of it. Martial arts, then DB when JJ gets tired. Wouldn't even have to leave the Scar.
>>30983018>Not to mention there has not been a single case in which the flame breath has appeared when it was not needed.Huh? Aren't you working with a sample size of one here
>>30983075You do realize we've got a shitload of stuff to do. 1. Meet with Peter2. Meet with Hellions3. Meet with new neighbours4. Deal with Creeper5. Find a job6. Try to build alliances with the new neighbours. 7. Keep an ear out for Typhon and FacilityI think we're not going to run out of stuff to do any time soon.
>>30983141Not to mention random encounters.