Peter Parker Quest. Issue #51>Rules: http://pastebin.com/qL22yuFi>Character sheet: http://pastebin.com/K10uk8q7>My twitter: https://twitter.com/QuestOpCosgrove>Archives: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Peter%20Parker%20QuestYou wake up in the morning, feeling tired but less so. Heading downstairs, you find that Stella has apparently gone out to play with some friends. Well, it’s a nice change of pace, anyway.It’s been about a three days since you started working on your new costume. Keeping an ear open with your police scanner, it seems like all’s quiet on the western front so far. As such, you’ve been under the eye of Aunt May, so mostly you’ve been good and acted like someone who is getting over being really sick. Stella’s been hanging around you and playing games with you. Flash has been busy with family stuff and has been putting off tutoring, you’re a little worried. But then again, you seem to be having a lot of trouble with friends. In the meantime, you’ve barely managed to get the headset done, but like the goggles, there’s a lot of work for improvement to be done.In the meantime, you worked on brushing up your skills.>1/?
>>31503418You’ve generally been trying to get a bit more in shape, as well as work on your people skills by talking with Aunt May and her friends when they came over. Well, not that it was really an option for you. However, you managed to get some time to work on your metal-working which should decrease the amount of time you have to spend on projects drastically, while catching up on your schoolwork and furthering your attempts at programming. You’ve not tested yourself, but you think you’re pretty good at it now.Sitting downstairs watching daytime TV with your Aunt, she pauses as you hear the mailman drop off mail. Getting up, you go get the mail for her, flipping through it for anything for you. You pause as you see a red letter in the mail, addressed to you.In gold ink, you can see that the sender is Stark Industries.“Peter? Did you get something?”You stare at it in shocked silence as your trembling hands give your aunt the rest of the mail. Sitting down, your Aunt sits next to you as you carefully open the letter, your Aunt seemingly as tense as you are.“Dear Mister Parker.You have been selected to visit STARK INDUSTRIES for an exiting new opportunity. This event is highly confidential, so no details can be released at this time, however as you have been forwarded as someone of note by your school, your grades have made you an eligible guest.If you would like to attend, please take the enclosed ticket and come to the Stark Industries New York Headquarters on…”Skimming it, it seems to have an address to go to as well as a time. Seems like its this Wednesday, with today being Saturday. School starts the week after this, so that won’t be an issue. >2/3
>>31503464At the bottom there’s obviously handwritten, is Tony Stark’s signature. Behind it is a ticket to enter Stark Industries premises, with note that an ID will be required. Swallowing nervously and trying not to squeal, you look at your Aunt, who seems to be crying. Dabbing at her eyes, she smiles at you with relief. “Peter, that’s wonderful! Are you going to attend?”You nod without even a moment to think about it. “Yeah, it’s an opportunity that probably won’t come twice, you know?”Whatever this is, you don’t regularly get these sorts of invitations. Movement to your side reveals a giddy Aunt May grabbing her purse and coat. “I have to go tell Anna, Peter. I’ll be back. Some day this week we’ll go shopping. Have to have you look your best!”As she heads out the door, you look down at the letter again, and check it more closely this time. There’s the ticket, the letter and envelope- no hidden text on the back, nothing hidden in the envelope. You’re not sure how to respond other than you have a chance to meet Tony Stark. Tony. Stark.Its like a geekgasm in your brain place.You sit there and wonder. What could it be? An internship? A secret way of meeting you? Does he know you’re Spider-man? No, he doesn’t seem to be this subtle, from what you’ve seen. Regardless, your exhaustion seems all but gone in wake of this letter’s arrival.>[ ] Work on something to try to impress Tony Stark.>[ ] Work of the excess energy and chase down some smallfry criminals>[ ] Sleep more.>[ ] Write in
>>31503489>>[ ] Work on something to try to impress Tony Stark.
>>31503489>[ ] Sleep more.
>>31503489OH THE WOE OF CHOICE!>[ ] Work of the excess energy and chase down some smallfry criminalsTry to think up an idea while we do it?
>>31503489>>[ ] Work of the excess energy and chase down some smallfry criminalsLet's do some Spider-Manning! Maybe we'll end up running into someone cool.
>>31503489>>[ ] Work of the excess energy and chase down some smallfry criminals
>>31503489>[ ] Work of the excess energy and chase down some smallfry criminalsWe don't really need to make something to impress him when we'll likely end up doing something when we go anyway.
>>31503489>>[ ] Work on something to try to impress Tony Stark.It'd be nice if we could do a little bit of this... Even if it's just a little reworking of a blueprint of the Arc Reactor.
>>31503489>[ ] Work of the excess energy and chase down some smallfry criminalsDrop that Parker Luck a bitWe might want to study the arc reactor for a bit before we go to the thing
>>31503489>>[ ] Work of the excess energy and chase down some smallfry criminalsCosgrove, have we finished our costume yet?
>>31503489>>[ ] Work of the excess energy and chase down some smallfry criminalsThe faster we stop Felicia from whatever funny business she been up to the better.
>>31503489>[ ] Work of the excess energy and chase down some small fry criminals.Let's go with this. It'll let us work some of the bug out of our new stuff too.
>>31503627Prototype equipment for mask is done and the thing is assembled.
>>31503489>[ ] Work of the excess energy and chase down some smallfry criminalsWork our way up the criminal totem pole until we reach a solid lead to Kingpin and Felicia.To be fair, the other option of impressing Tony has benefits too, like gaining ground on being able to get Dr. Spyral with us if Peter is financially secure. It's a bit long term though.
>>31503489>[ ] Work of the excess energy and chase down some smallfry criminals and think of things you could do to impress tony.
Does anyone remember what Osborn's Fellowship was at?
>>31503680Duno BUT his intelligence buff was at 9(if I remember correctly.
>3 hours of sleep>4 the night before that>PPQ nowI'm going to fall asleep driving and die because you hate my sleep
>>31503658So nothing left? Because the last time we were building it, I thought there was like one last comms gadget to work on.
>>31503729Nah man, we finish the costume and the mask with not-google-glass and microphone are at prototype level so the only thing left to do is create the proper mask.
>>31503729it was done to the level of the goggles during the downtime that the xp was spent.
>>31503489[x] Work on costume.
>>31503791whoops, forgot trip.
>>31503819Ah cool, thanks for that.>>31503788Still I think the quality wasn't that good. We should look into working on redoing the electronics since otherwise, we can be tracked whereever we go.
>>31503848Stop being so paranoid, you faggot.It's fine
Spectacular Spectacar Spider Thread!Someone, POST THE VIDEO!
>>31503848There is no need in throwing a brand new gadgets in to bin, with new level in programming and metal working upgrading it should go smooth.>>31503897http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umchMthWIRQ
>>31503874Please, we're heading up again kingpin. I'd rather be paranoid.Being worried about our gear being hacked into is a valid concern.
>>31503962We have Skilled Programmer, our stuff is pretty secure.
>>31503995And we have that spooky voice that was telling us stuff
>>31503995>We have Skilled ProgrammerWe built our equipment before that.
>>31503962Not who you were replying to, but you should probably be more paranoid about Richards, SHIELD, Carnage and likely associates, Oscorp and that fag that shot a laser at us from his eyes.>>31503995Namefag, no it really isn't.
>>31503962No, you're telling us we should throw away the gear we just completed because of your unfounded paranoia.We've got no reason to worry about the stuff we made being hacked, if we were worried about being hacked why would we put in electronics in the first place
>>31504048You know you non't need to build a new computer to install new software, right?
>[X] Work of the excess energy and chase down some smallfry criminals
>>31504052We're NOT getting bogged down again after cosgrove took time off to figure out how to link us to the plot again.
>>31503489Why would we chase down smallfry criminals?We've never really been much of a superhero. We just get shot a lot.
>>31504175I'm not saying we should do anything about it right at this very moment, just that we can't really consider some of the stuff secure with all the people who would be easily better than Peter in programming and hacking.
>>31504233To lower PL, also to try and find Felecia waiting any longer increases the chances losing her
>>31504064Honestly paranoid people, next time we get an opportunity to upgrade shit, just say you want to install a manual kill switch to the electronics in our suit. Simple counter measure and it doesn't require us to be better than the theoretical master hacker you feel is going to fuck us over.
>>31504284We were planning on messing with the Kingpin's operation, that's the only way to find her.PL is also the reason but as far as Peter's mindset is concern that's why he's going to find smallfry
>>31504064Work on redoing.As in improve and streamline the design.The equipment produced was listed as prototype and there are always teething problems with new equipment. When we reproduced our webslingers, theses were described as production type with changes and upgrades to the designs that reflect our usage. I said 'look into', not throw away and this is on a lower priority scale but something that does deserve attention.Anything that has electronics and a transmitter can be hacked. Our police radio receiver can probably be triangulated to get a fix on our position if someone takes an interest in how we're able to respond so fast. And besides, we put in the electronics to be able to respond better to emergencies.
>>31504233Peter's done superhero/crime fighting shit quite a few times before. The reason people want to do it now is mainly (I think) to lower PL.>>31504284Looking for Felicia isn't metagaming. Even if it was, we've done it before and will do it again.
>>31504310>Going about acting like a retard and stirring up shit without any actual plan outside of "better piss off the biggest most dangerous gangster in the underworld"Stop being fucking retarded. I understand Felicia is in danger, but it's not like she's in any immediate danger. Stop rushing into things Again
>>31503489Even if we don't make something for Tony today, we should probably make something eventually, hopefully when were better rested
Leaving a quick note for your Aunt that you went out to celebrate, you head downstairs to the basement and bag up your costume, prototype upgraded mask and all, heading on out, you go out to somewhere out of the way where camera and people won’t see you- a back alley of some buildings with no windows- and change. Putting the mask on, you take a few minutes to boot it up.The lenses start up and it’s a bit disorienting to see all the information pop up in front of your eyes as a HUD. Turning on the audio aspect, you switch it to the police scanner from the phone setting and listen in. As you begin to move around and get your bearing with your new equipment. Seems like there’s a car chase in progress- someone’s speeding and not pulling over, and there seems to be some sort of disturbance a couple of blocks away with a police dispatch on the way. It’s probably best to let the police handle the car chase, you can already imagine what would happen if you tried to web up a car- a total disaster. But the disturbance could be worth looking into.>[ ] Check out the disturbance>[ ] Go web slinging and listen for anything interesting on the police scanner while keeping an eye out/>[ ] Go looking around for people in seedier areas and ask about the Kingpin>[ ]Write in
>>31504425>>[ ] Check out the disturbance
>>31504425>Check out the disturbanceJust give it a looksee.
>>31504425[ ] Check out the disturbance
>>31504425>[ ] Check out the disturbance
>>31504416Why? If he's actually going to be there, he'll probably just give us something to do and learn roughly how good we are.
>>31504425>>[ ] Check out the disturbanceReturn of Hobgoblin?
>>31504437It is so good to see wrenloft instead of that fag.
>>31504425>[ ] Check out the disturbanceThis sounds good.
>>31504473Because it leaves a good impression and shows him that we're smart enough to come up with our own, unique working designs and properly apply them. In a company like Starks innovation is an important aspect.Plus being proactive is always a good idea when you're trying to impress someone. Have you never had a job?
>>31504425>check out the disturbance
>>31504545Stark's kind of an asshole though, might see some interest but think of it as child's play
>>31504545Also, think of the Science Bro ness we can do
>>31504393>Stop rushing into thingsWhere did you read about rushing thing 'cuse there is nothing about that in my post.Any way ALL information bout Kingpin are saying that there are no information about him so it make sense to start getting data from grunts/small time criminals and than move on on theirs boss and boss of they boss untill we get to Kingpin.
>>31504579Stark thinks everything is child's play.
>>31504579>Starks kind of an assholeSo what, that changes absolutely nothing.If you're applying for a position at sciency places like that, you're going to need to be able to contribute. If they just wanted you to mass produce their own designs they would just get robutts to do it.
>>31504654And what do you do when we find him?"Hey kingpin let go of my girlfriend!"?
>>31504698She doesn't even need rescuing, she has willingly infiltrated his organization for vengeance.
>>31504698We hire an extremely talented, blind lawyer who can most likely kick the ass of everyone we've met even though his only talent is being blind.
>>31504698Kingpin isn't holding her hostage, she's working for him, so we need to find her by searching for Kingpin and talk to her about it
>>31504698After Peter finds out all the shit Fisk have done in the past Im totally expecting to go 'its on like donkey-kong on his fatass
>>31504758Do we have time for that, with Carnage and the Green Goblin also on the loose?
>>31504758Mark of Kaine.
>>31504785it might not be as urgent as Carnage and GG could not even be a problem HA!
>>31504755So we should just casually piss off the Kingpin to do that?Why don't you think about how the word will get back to kingpin about spiderman searching for Felicia, then him raping and killing her just to piss off spidermanWe need to find her, but this is not the right way, it's incredibly stupid and reckless
>>31504833I don't think we can Mark of Kaine. That came about due to Kaine's powers being so fucked up during cloning.
>>31504884Pete can't literally do the MoK but he can do a similar ish thing, where he just tears off your face
>>31504884You can do it without the special powers. Attach hand to a person's face. Adhere to it. Pull. Hard.
>>31504841Is no one concerned that Kingpin is somehow involved with or against PASSIONE?Cosgrove is going to let this Stand, I just know it.Magneto's file.GiornoCinderella'sThe clip of Robert Edward O. Speedwagon Smashing the Mask on the HDCassidy empowering Elementals in jail using the pin or the stand arrow.Things are going to require Posing, and Soon...
Heading towards the disturbance, you find that it seems to be coming from a small suburb home. There’s screaming and yelling as you arrive on a nearby rooftop and see the situation. Seems like there’s a bunch of neighbors gathered around as there’s a bunch of personal belongings in the yard. Seems like you’re arriving as everything’s coming to an end as you see a man in a tattered lab coat with no right arm leave the house, a bag in hand. As he steps out onto the front porch he glances back as a woman, and a small boy behind her being held back from rushing towards the man. The woman seems to be in tears as the man shakes his head and walks off as you hear the boy crying for his father.Looking at the man, you remember his face and distinguishing characteristic- he’s obviously seen better days- but this is Doctor Curt Connors. The man moves toward the nearby car, which seems incredibly scratched up and gets in and starts it up, leaving as the woman is holding back the child from trying to run towards the car.As the car leaves, the neighbors begin disbursing as the woman starts yelling at them.>[ ] Follow the car, just in case>[ ] Stick around here>[ ] Go off on your own.>[ ] Write in
>>31505002>>[ ] Follow the car, just in case
>>31504973And dare we forget Pillarman Hercules?Who else is likely a Pillarman? Namor?
>>31504884its an application of the spider-power of clinging. Peter's probably capable of doing it, but it isn't something he'd do willingly in most circumstances.
>>31505002>Follow the car, just in case
>>31505002>follow the car just in case.
>>31505002>[ ] Follow the car, just in caseinb4 we get caught
>>31505002>>[ ] Go off on your own.Domestic dispute? Psh, we got more important stuff to do.
>>31505054Im pretty sure he can do it whenever he wants, but only does it when he rip roaring pissed at someone
>>31505054Speaking of applications of our clinging. Say we're trapped in a strong magnetic force field, what would happen if we rapidly cycled our ability to stick to things on and off, as it is often thought to be a controlled electrical bonding process?
>>31505002>car, which seems incredibly scratched>[ ] Follow the car, just in case>>31505101IC knowlage suggest it could be related to Venom/black spiderman
>>31504973I want Peter to have this but with two more.
>>31505158>Some smart dude is yelling>He must be related to black spiderman!What a stretch
remember to do this when we meet him
>>31505002>[ ] Follow the car, just in caseBecause a one-armed man taking a drive while (I'm assuming) emotionally unstable is just a traffic collision waiting to happen.
>>31505190I want to follow him because he's an Oscorp lab head alongside Smythe, and we left his murderous plot hanging.
>>31505190read >>car, which seems incredibly scratchedUsually car have either dented/key scratched and usually not looking like they just got out from a horror movie
>>31505236>one at a timekek
>>31505246Oh right, I forgot about that.We can help him if he helps us.Work out some kind of deal.
>>31505002>[ ] Follow the car, just in case
>>31505266Having a fucked up car isn't an indicator of a crime, it's more common than you'd think
>>31505169I knew there will be day this picture would be relevant to something.
>>31505269I really do love this sequence. Peter jumping between the fat jokes and just screaming his disgust at the Kingpin's existence was fantastic.
>>31505269Kingpin's response is infinitely more amusing.
>>31505333Ten limbs? On a spider?
>>31505399I like when they have dinner together.
>>31505413what if I told you it's radioactive spider
>>31505454Oh dear.Cos rolled dice.
>>31505520It's probably nothing
Who wants to bet that if Lisa Lisa's gem exists in continuity, it is an Infinity Gem?
>>31505729>Infinity GemToo powerful for anybody, how about if it's part of Eye of Agamotto ?
Following after the car, the man drives slowly and carefully to the point that people behind him are honking their horns. As you keep an eye on him you try to work on using the headset and goggles idly- it isn’t hard to follow him. If you do this here, a picture can be taken, and if you do that you can switch the cannel to phone and back with a slight hand motion. You don’t have 4G-yet- so unless you’re on a large wifi signal or something your goggles won’t connect to the internet, so that’s something to work on. Maybe have a ton of proxies and the like? Focusing on the issues, there’s other stuff like it doesn’t track or focus right. You’ll probably have to dissect higher quality camera to reverse engineer it. Also, if you could somehow get a tiny, powerful computer installed to your goggles then its functionality would likely improve.About an hour later, the man pulls into an empty parking lot. Sitting up on a ledge out of the way, you watch the man try to compose himself before he burrows his face into the crook of his only arm, back shaking. Even from this distance, it isn’t hard to imagine what the man is doing.A few moments later and you feel uncomfortable watching the man cry.>[ ] leave him be. He doesn’t deserve to be spied on like this. look into a situation you can do something about.>[ ] Stick around>[ ] Go think on projects to impress Tony Stark with.>[ ] Write in
>>31505889>[ ] Leave him be. He doesn’t deserve to be spied on like this. look into a situation you can do something about.
>>31505889>>[ ] Stick around
>>31505889>Walk up and talk to him.
>>31505889>>[ ] leave him be. He doesn’t deserve to be spied on like this. look into a situation you can do something about.
>>31505889Swing down, see if he's alright. "Friendly" part of "Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man."
>>31505889>[ ] leave him be. He doesn’t deserve to be spied on like this. look into a situation you can do something about.
Rolled 16>>31505889>[ ] otherGo and talk to himBeing the neighbourhood friendly spiderman also includes being a good listener.And you can tell the spiderman. He won't blab.
>>31504884What's the mark of khaine?
>>31505889>>[ ] Stick around>talk to the manBetter stop him from committing a suicide
>>31505889>[ ] other>Go and have a chat with himPoor Connors, at least he hasn't killed his son yet
>>31505889>>Walk up and talk to him.
>>31505889>otherGo talk to him.
>>31505989Khaine one of Pete's clones who was cool could burn people with his wall sticking thing, so he would burn a hand print of criminal's faces, called it the Mark of Khaine
>>31505889>>[ ] Go think on projects to impress Tony Stark with.
>>31505889Walk over to him."You look like you could use someone to talk to."
>>31505889>go be a friendly neighborhood spider-manOsborn may not be a murderer, but Smythe is. This is a chance for Intel, and to do some good.
>>31505889[x] "Hello, Dr. Connors. I was just in the neighborhood... Are you alright?"
>Alright, roll me intelligence/detective(II), would you?>1d20+6>no dc, but the higher the better.
Rolled 5 + 6>>31506328
Rolled 6 + 6>>31506328Hello.
Rolled 12 + 6>>31506328
Rolled 14 + 6>>31506328
Rolled 11 + 6>>31506328
Rolled 2 + 6>>31506340>>31506372>>31506380
Rolled 17>>31506340>>31506372>>31506380you guys suck
Well 12 isn't that bad I suppose.
>>31506328At least it wasn't the fellowship roll
>>31506328Wait what?Why wouldn't we roll fellowship if we're trying to talk to him?It's not like we're just gonna interrogate him about Smythe right off the bat.You make no sense.
>>31506471I assume it was to notice something about him>>31506499Shit
>>31506471Detective shit and noticing stuff is what the roll was for, not actually talking with him apparently.
Looking the car over, you start to put your mind to work. His car’s pretty scratched up, but it seems like its intentionally done. He’s from a nice suburb, so its likely not when that happened. Likewise, Oscorp has an indoor parking Garage for most employees. Therefore, whatever happened to the car is likely from someone going after his car.You can’t place what did it, but whatever it was… was nasty. Furthermore, with the tattered parts of Connor’s outfit, it seemed like he’s almost been mauled, but you don’t see any bloodstains on it or anything. Well, nothing too obvious anyway.Liekwise, it seems whatever happened between him and his wife was a fight and he’s separated from his family now. Was it intentional?You aren’t sure.Getting down, you approach his care carefully and rap on the windshield- due to only having a left arm, it seems like he drives a modified car to accommodate his disability. His head shoots up as you see bloodshot eyes narrow in fear, his hand reaching towards the car ignition. Raising your hands peacefully you loudly raise your voice.“Are you alright sir? You seem to be in distress.”Doctor Connors pauses, his breathing labored as he tries to get his breathing under control. Your camera takes a picture of him silently. >[ ]Ask him if he was attacked and needs help>[ ]Ask him about the scene earlier>[ ]Ask him about Oscorp>[ ]Write in
>>31506673>>[ ]Ask him if he was attacked and needs help>>[ ]Ask him about the scene earlier>>[ ]Ask him about Oscorp
>>31506673>[ ]Ask him if he was attacked and needs help
>>31506673>make sure he isnt about to shoot himself
>>31506673>[ ]Ask him if he was attacked and needs helpHe doesn't really need to know that we were watching him being chased off by his wife
>>31506673Top to bottom, in order
>>31506673>>[ ]Ask him if he was attacked and needs help
>>31506673>>[ ]Write inAll of these with the first option being a priority.
>>31506673>>[ ]Ask him if he was attacked and needs help>>[ ]Ask him about the scene earlier
>>31506673Does Peter know about Connor?I mean outside of working for Oscorp, any science stuff Peter's heard about?
>>31506791In the first thread there was something about lizards display and genetic modifications.
>>31506698This while doing this>[ ]Ask him if he was attacked and needs help
>>31506791He was a big name in bioengineering and cross-species gene splicing, though it's (probably) been a while since he's published.
>>31506698Yeah we should.
“Are you alright? Were you attacked? Do you need he-”Approaching the car, you see Connor’s empty hand reach for something on the dashboard as his car starts up and he starts driving away.“-lp?”A few moments later, you get a report from the police scanner that there was a call of attempted assault by someone in a red and blue masked outfit. Watching the car drive off, fast and erratic, you quickly make yourself scarce. From a rooftop, you let out a sigh.Well, things could have gotten worse. Spider-man’s technically someone wanted by the police after all, and while you’re somewhat famous, you’re not like super-man or anything. Well, hopefully Conners will be fine.>1d100
Rolled 87>>31507171Conners is dead
Rolled 91>>31507171Dat cameo.
Rolled 72>>31507171Dice shine upon me the brilliance of your merciful light
>>31507192of course he's dead. Peter tried to do the right thing, all that means is another corpse
Rolled 94>>31507192>>31507200>>31507202Remind me, is high good or bad on a d100?
>>31507192>>31507200>>31507202...this was a 'roll low' one, wasn't it Cos?
>>31507235Good? I think. In land of imagination it can be whatever you want to be
>>31507225You know Peter suffers way too much I don't think there's a single superhero or villain that suffers as much
>>31507278the rest of Marvel put together doesn't suffer as much as Peter
>>31507225This just made me sad
>>31507301Cyclops can suck a dick.
>>31507322me toomostly because it's been proven right over and over
>>31507301Cyclops is a dick.
>>31507301Isn't Cylcops just a Emo asshole who actions and thoughts only revolve around MUH WAIFU?
>>31507301Cyclops deserves most of the shit he gets though
>>31507362So half the questers here?
>>31507301Cyclops is an asshole who fired an attack at someone that he didn't know the capabilities of or the intentions. Fuck him. If we were durable we would've been dead.
>>31507368Even getting NTR'd by a smelly Canadian manlet?
>>31507301difference is that Cyclops deserves all his suffering. Peter seems to have taken all the bad Karma of the rest of the Marvel 'verse onto himself, despite being one of the better people in it
Listening in on the police scanner, there’s not much going on as you lay low until you hear something interesting.Listening in, you hear that there is apparently a hostage situation happening just a few blocks to the north. The area’s a rather open that was apparently some sort of birthday party mere minutes before. >[ ]Go diffuse the situation>[ ]Look into it from a distance>[ ]Stay out of it, the police can handle it.>[ ]Write in
>>31507425>>[ ]Go diffuse the situation
>>31507425>[ ]Look into it from a distance
Rolled 83>>31507425>>[ ]Go diffuse the situationGotta get our rep back up to snuff and not be a fugitive!
>>31507425>[ ]Stay out of it, the police can handle it.The police have people trained for hostage situations. We have no experience with them.
>>31507425>[ ]Go diffuse the situation
>>31507425>>[ ]Go diffuse the situationWhat could possibly go wrong?
>>31507425>Look into it from a distanceWe might make it worse if we go in half-cocked.
>>31507425>>[ ]Look into it from a distanceIt mighty be a Crime Master's buddys
>>31507425>[ ]Look into it from a distanceLet's check it out before we go in and get someone shot
>>31507425>[ ]Look into it from a distanceif our help is needed, snipe with web
A wanted person interfering would just make it worse.
>>31507425Look into it from a distanceGuys we're using untested hardware. Lets be a little fucking catious
>>31507425>Look into it from a distanceDon't be stupid.
>>31507491Like that ever stopped Spidey.
>>31507518It can stop us.Just because bad things happen all the time doesn't mean we need to encourage it.
>>31507425>[ ]Go diffuse the situationLets do this!
>>31507425>>[ ]Look into it from a distance
>>31507425>[ ]Go diffuse the situation>[ ]Look into it from a distanceCheck it out before going in.
Guys, do Spidey things. Spidey fights normal crime, too. Don't do nothing because "logic".
>>31507694But aren't we fighting normal crime because that's logical way to get to Kingpin?
>>31507694Fucking read the archives newfag, we've been over this already.
>>31507694we are. We're just scoping out the situation first. Big difference between doing nothing and swooping in, spooking some guy with a gun, and getting an innocent shot in the face
You near the area and have a high perch in the distance. From what you can see, the police are trying to get snipers set up, but the criminals are holding a bunch of people hostage- including children. They’re probably not making a move so that nothing happens to the hostages. In the distance, you can see that there’s about two dozen suspects and about forty people. You press against a part of your outer lens and activate a zoom in as you wait for your vision to focus. Its still blurry, but you can see that there’s a familiar head of hair along the children, a gun pointed at the back of their heads.…It can’t be.No.Nononononononononono.And she can’t even do anything as you see one of her friends desperately gripping her arm.Taking a deep breath, you notice that their focus has shifted as a hooded man is approaching them, the police and hostage-takers all yelling at him as he comes to a stop near a garbage can.>[ ] Move in while they’re distracted by the situation. Take them down.>[ ] Wait and see>[ ] Call Aunt May and see where Stella went today>[ ] Write in
>>31507988>>[ ] Move in while they’re distracted by the situation. Take them down.
>>31507988>>[ ] Wait and seeThis is dangerous. No crazy movements
>>31507988>[ ] Move in while they’re distracted by the situation. Take them down.WHAT COULD GO WRONG?!
>>31507988>>[ ] Write inWhat if we go and try to talk to police?otherwise >[ ] Wait and see
>>31507988>>[ ] Move in while they’re distracted by the situation. Take them down.Webs. Lots of webs.
>>31507988>>[ ] Move in while they’re distracted by the situation. Take them down.Be efficient. Full Batman.>>31508046We're a wanted fugitive.
>>31507988>[ ] Move in while they’re distracted by the situation. Take them down.Whether or not its actually Stella, let's save some people>Inb4 triple nat 1, everyone dies, massive PL, and Stella hates us because her friends were all killed
what if It's Steve Rodgers?
>>31507988>>[ ] Move in while they’re distracted by the situation. Take them down.She might kill them
who holds up a birthday party for grade schoolers?
>>31507988>>[ ] Wait and seeGUYS, dozen gunmans are holding kids to gunpoint. Last time we were trying to take on a just three guys with gun it end up pretty fucking badly.
>>31507988"~Hooded man, hooded man, came to a stop near a garbage can~"
>>31508118Dear god anon, that is terrifying.
>>31507988Hold on, there's two dozen suspects, we can't web all 24 of them before someone gets shotHow many of them are armed, all of them?>[ ] Write inI saw we sneak in closer and wai to see what mystery man is gonna do before we attack
>>31507988>[ ] Wait and see
>>31507988>>[ ] Wait and seeI was hopping we wouldn't need to get this posted again.
>>31507988WAIT AND SEECHRIST PEOPLEthere are 24... TWENTY FUCKING FOUR people with guns in a room filled with kids.We are not the flash.
>[ ] Call Aunt May and see where Stella went todaywhy is this even listed? what are we going to do, scold Stella about lying to Aunt May after she gets in a hostage crisis? There is zero IC reason to have this option
>>31507988>>[ ] Wait and see
>>31507988>[ ] Wait and see24 people nigga, we can't take them all out before someone gets dead
>>31507988>[ ] Wait and see>Write instart setting traps with our webbing
>>31508172What's the context behind that pic?
>>31508140It's Captain America
>>31508179read >>31503418you find that Stella has apparently gone out to play with some friends.There is no need to for call.
>>31507988>[ ] Wait and seeinb4 hurr durr lets just jump in face first
>>31508206Bunch of players acted like complete idiots, than got called at it. (read more in Issue #33)
>>31508253I'm not sure who won here and I'm scaredThis hasn't been posted yet eitherhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dEP_TebXaE
So this is the NiceVerse where the only guy who's as much of an asshole is Reed Richards, right?
>>31508323Nope, it looks like the X-men are shits.
>>31508323And X-man, and most of Peter friends. Also Carnage *2
>>31508323and Carnage, the X-Men, Harry, and Mary Jane
>>31507988Wait and see.There are way too many for us to target at once.We're not good enough to win.
>>31508445we never are, anonwe never are...
>>31507988>>[ ] Move in while they’re distracted by the situation. Take them down.This is how it's going to end anyway. Might as well get it over with.
>>31507988>[ ] Move in while they’re distracted by the situation. Take them down.
>>31508458What if Stella dies here?Are we just gonna murder everyone or are we gonna go full Richards and build a doomsday device?
>>31508505Richards need someone to die to build a doomsday device?
Stella could help us take the guys down, couldn't she? She's more than capable of holding her own.
>>31508480Why are you deliberately being retarded?Do you want us to fail?
>>31508505we become willing to kill. When Felicia dies later (no way in hell we're going to be able to stop it, all our actions are doing is making her death hurt more) we stop having a sense of mercy
>>31508505Since Stella's basically a half-godling, we'd probably need to build a doomsday device to avenge her whether we go insane or not.
>>31508554There's 24 people and they all have guns pointed at kids.In what world do you think we can take them all down at once without any casualties?This is something that would give 616 Spider-Man pause, and he's got a hundred times more experience than us.
>>31508558Do you think a hostage crisis in a comic book is going to be resolved in any way other than the superhero saving the day or bodies on the floor?
>>31508554We have no way of contacting her, Give that she is surrounded by the 24 dudes she most likely isn't on good position to pick up a phone.
>>31508594No.By Captain America talking down those hostage takers so bad they surrender and offer to join the marines in penace
>>31508554She can definitely help, maybe not take everyone down but she has her illusions that could maybe get everyone away without the fuckers noticing
>>31508594This isn't a fucking comic book, and even if we save the day, you can't just write[x] save the dayand expect it to work.>>31508565Your shitty attitude is part of the reason everything is awful.
>>31508594I don't know, why don't you ask /co/ you fucking faggot. This isn't a comic.
>>31508636anon, how would your worldview change if one of your family members was shot in front of you?
>>31508636Your shitty attitude doesn't help either. And honestly, it's a comic based quest so it'll always be thought of in comic book terms. If you can't deal with that, this may be the wrong quest for you.
>>31508682Yeah, if it were a comic, installments would be called "issues"
All I know is after this were giving Stella a big ass hug and I'm not sure when we'll let go
>>31507988> move in take them down whioe they're distractedThey have our SISTER. They are pointing GUNS at her.Far better they point guns at us.Hell better Peter die in a pool of his own fluids than a child get shot.
>>31508718Cos is already writing
>>31508718Holy shit, are you retarded?They'd just end up shooting the kids or them getting caught in the cross fire. Ricochet too
>>31508700This is Peter Parker Quest, not Spider-Man quest.Stop pushing the superhero thing, it isn't a good fit for us.
>>31508810Spider-man is part of who Peter Parker is. Hell, he's said it himself in the quest. If you can't deal with that, this isn't the quest for you.
>>31508883What if we had gone to another animal section during the school trip?
>>31508739Ah sorry missed that bit.>>31508756No, im just fed up with people trying to take absolutely zero risk. >>31508810With respect, why are we swinging around Manhattan in our PJs if we aren't a superhero? Why do we get out of bed and put our life on the line if not to protect innocents? For cash? Noone is paying us. For fame? Maybe. How about for our family, one of whom is in grave danger?
Cosgrove is kill
>>31508910>Why do we get out of bed and put our life on the line if not to protect innocentsBecause metagaming and because people just say that's what Spider-Man should do because that's what Spider-Man does.It's recursive logic.
You…You should…You should wait and see…You watch as the man raises his hands as one of the hostage-takers approaches the man. As he’s within arms distance, the hooded man kicks the garbage can, sending it flying into the man’s chest as the lid flies up into his hands. Throwing it with a flick of his wrist, it slams into the chest of the criminal in the back before bouncing forward.The man has, however, already begun moving forward at an almost inhuman speed as he disarms and breaks the arms of the two men in front before throwing them into two of their comrades and catches the garbage can lid before using it as a shield from the bullets.Still moving, he uses the shield to take down another man, one after another. The most heavily armed taken down first followed by the rest in such a short amount of time that they couldn’t react fast enough in time. One last hostage taker points his gun, shaking, as a hostage, but he’s knocked out as the garbage can lid ricochets into the back of his head, knocking him out.In less than a minute all of the men are out as the hooded man says something and gives a reassuring pat to one of the children, a blonde girl, before looking over the hostage-takers. They’re all out for the count and the hooded man is already running off, jumping and rolling past the police and out of sight as the police try, and fail, to stop him.But that’s nothing to the feeling of unease in your chest. Looking back down, you see that one of the hostages is staring up in your direction. With a distraught look and a tear trickling down her cheek, she runs off, her friends calling for her. The police scanner in your ear confirming that the primary target Ana Kravinoff was safe is but background static to you.She knew you were here.The zoomed-in lens perfectly capturing the betrayed look on her face for all eternity.Peter Parker Quest Issue 51 End>To be continued.
>>31508906We'd end up either the lizard or something else. Most of us would still probably go heroing.Honestly even if we lost our powers people have said we'd become Peter Parker: Science Adventurer.
>>31508958I'm gonna go to sleep and forget about this
>>31508958Why can't we ever win?I literally can't hold this feels
>>31508958See. We should have fucking helped Cap. Then we'd have Cap as a buddy.But noooooo. We have to wait and see.
>>31508958What the fuck kind of hostage situation was that? I'm calling bullshit. No one fired a shot anywhere near the children or told the man to stop or they will shoot them? What the fuck?
>>31508958Better than I expected.
>>31508958wait why didn't we join in when the hooded dude attacked?
>>31508958We can never fucking win can we.Stella was there and we decided to wait
>>31508958Right, and just because Captain America could do it means that we wouldn't have made everything worse?
>>31508958I'd almost think this was b8Why didn't we just join in once some other guy initiated the fight and our help wouldn't hinder him?
>>31508958Cos, not even Cap can take out two dozen people before one fires a gun at point blank range into a kid's head. This isn't bitterness at the outcome (i expected it), just calling bullshit
>>31509034>>31509032Yeah these are pretty bullshit Cos.
>>31508958Fine, Peter doesn't ever get to be happy and everyone hates him
>>31509065I think this is cos telling everyone to stop being such passive fucking pussies and take action.Why he doesn't just outright and say it, I dunno.
>>31509034Because anons decided waiting waiting and seeing was a good idea.
>>31509105This exactly. And he doesn't say it because last time people blew the fuck up at him.
>>31508958what? the whole situation ended there? the thread ends THERE?
>>31508958And if we would have done anything, half the kids would have been shot dead and the rest traumatized. And we're a superhuman with spider sense. Calling bullshit. Not a single bullet ricocheted at any of the kids and none of the bad guys took a kid and put a gun to their head to stop the guy attacking them?
>>31508958Getting a lot of mixed signals here Cos>We try to jump in and do things>Lose things, get punished, get called out>We try to play it smart>Bad end to a quest, probably made an enemy out of Stella, about to be called out next thread
>>31509112Look at the arguments for it though, We waited because we didn't want to escalate the hostage situation, Once they were being attacked that concern was irrelevent
>>31509142>>We try to play it smartWe also failed to play it smart. Funny, that.
>>31508958Wow. Such an epicly ironic end to a thread, was this intentional?
>>31509105That's what it is, from now on we charge in and beat up everyone all the time
>>31509154>>[ ] Move in while they’re distracted by the situation. Take them down.We move in and get in position while they focused on that guy though
>>31509155>observing a hostage situation with a fuck ton of armed men and a group of children before rushing in>not smartCome on, that ending was total bullshit.
>>31508958Cos...I like you BUT anybody with IQ higher than 50 knows you just DO NOT JUMP AND ATTACK A GUY WITH GUN. That's like street smart 101.
>>31509105we literally couldn't take action. What Cos just wrote was something that literally isn't possible unless we had super speed. There were 24 people with guns pointed at children. The second they were attacked, they would have executed them all. Unless we could have taken them all out before they could pull triggers, children would have died. Though I guess we were wrong about that, since Cap literally walked through the front door and not one of the hostage takers took the shot
>>31509180If we wanted to be a hero, we should have acted heroically.
>>31509204He made the universe bend over backwards for Cap to succeed.Even though for us we would have had at least three rolls.
>>31507988We had a write in option.From now on uts probably best to assume that a clever write in is the best way to go.Also we should probably stoo being afraid of /tg/ dice.
>>31509173and while we do that one of them shoots a kid.How can we take down 12 people before one of them fires?
>>31509204Actually the second we started solid snaking the hostage takers, cap would have probably started taking shit down.He did look like he was waiting for an opening.
>>31509185You're right.You web the gun away.
>>31509208Exactly. During the distraction we could have attacked and when the shock happen Captain will take advantage
>>31509208and put little kids in danger Brilliant!>>31509248And one of them shoots a kid!
>>31509226Like solid snake. Spider'a been stealthy before, we could have probably snuck in and picked off a few.
Why would we be chewed out? You guys said it yourselves, we did the reasonable thing.
>>31509229How the fuck are we supposed to solid snake the hostage takers?We're wearing bright red and blue, and would need to jump in through a window.And what, hope that no one would panic and reflexively pull the trigger while it was aimed at a kid?This while scenario was bullshit.
They weren't trying to kill the kids. The criminals wanted to get out of there with their target. Killing the kids doesn't help that any. Shooting the guy attacking you does. That's why none of the kids were shot.
>>31509269There's no evidence of any of them being isolated, On the contrary Cap taking them down quickly means they're close together
Calling shenanigans here. There is absolutely no way that Cap could have done all of this without a single kid getting shot. Additionally, wait and see didnt specify for how long. I think I speak for everyone when I say that we be were supposed to wait until Cap did something, then act.
>>31508958Cos, I love your quests and I usually trust your judgement. But I feel like you messed this one up. You wrote it like Peter was afraid, which isn't what we were going for at all. We didn't want to bust in and start swinging because people would have died. When Cap came in, people SHOULD have died. It wasn't even a miracle, just poor writing. And you finished it off by punishing the players for making the calm, rational choice to analyze the situation before fighting two dozen guys with guns (remember a couple threads ago when 3 nearly killed us?)
>>31509269kekAnd then they bring guns to the children's heads and tell us to back off
>>31509281Stick to the shadows, corners and ceiling. Web people from above. Grab people from under desks and around corners.
>>31509306>There is absolutely no way that Cap could have done all of this without a single kid getting shot.Do you even AMERICA?
>>31509312I'm sire Cos has a reason, Maybe something we just aren't seeing
>>31509278>The zoomed-in lens perfectly capturing the betrayed look on her face for all eternity.reasonable or not, apparently it was the wrong choice
>>31508958Fine I guess we fucked up whatever, what are we suppose to do now, chase after Stella, tell her we suck ass and then go full super scientist and build a death suit to help us deal with this problem forever
I doubt Stella will be mad with us when we tell her we just got there and were observing the situation before taking and rash actions that could jeopardize the hostages, right?Right guys?r-right..?
>>31509320Which is when cap busts in the front, bounces a trash can lid off multiple heads and starts kicking ass.
>>31509306This. The reason wait and see was chosen was to actually understand the situation and get a plan of attack while watching the going onsThis was obvious if you actually read the arguments
>Dat feel when Cos goes full SlottFeel bad man
>>31509331AMERICA won't stop a man from pulling the trigger from pure reflex
>>31508958>The zoomed-in lens perfectly capturing the betrayed look on her face for all eternity.I'm gonna go cry myself to sleep
>>31509326How would we have done that in the next ten seconds?Since Cap was ready to go now.Our only option was to just burst onto the scene and hope that worked out for us.Because apparently it would, expect when Cos decides it won't.
>>31509360which should have started blind firing and several dead children. That's kind of what happens when you startle people with loaded guns pointed at hostages
>>31509355Nope. Honestly the only action now is to say fuck it and abandon quest.Cause this shit hasn't been fun for awhile.
Look, there seems to be a misunderstanding here.You see, I'm running Peter Parker Quest. Yes. I am. Yes, there's bad things going on. But primarily? This is a comic book quest. That is entirely the basis of this. Sure, there's references to other shit and whatnot. But that, at the end of the day, is what it is.Its also why I've revised the rules over time to try to correct errors and keep that feel. I eliminated automatic 1 failures and 20successes for a reason.Want to know behind the screen info here? These guys were mooks- they has -10 to ALL rolls. They are mean to be easy to beat.People say that there's to much making peter suffer? Well I designed this entire encounter to make it a fun spider-man beats up the bad guys bit. Captain America would've been there to assist.That is what I tried to do. So, yes, going in before they were distracted would've been slightly tougher. When you got scope of them and saw they were distracted- that was the point to move in.Get some info on the situation and then move in and deal with it is always the optimal solution. Sitting and waiting passively isn't good nor is going in recklessly.Also? Comments like this do bug the hell out of me.>>31508682 >>31508810That's what it was always meant to be. If you guys had gone supervillain for some reason I've made it intentionally quirky.But whatever. I'm done for the night. I'm not even doing the interlude I was starting to work with. I've already deleted it.Sorry for my shitty attitude here.
Yea, this feels a little unfair. We get punished for being cautious while Cap takes everyone down with no problem and no deaths when they all saw him coming,
>>31509400If you wanted a fun fight, then why the fuck would you think holding children hostage was appropriate?Make it a robbery or something.This was not an appropriate time for a teenager to burst into the scene.
>>31509400Cos, we didn't hop in because we didn't think we could take them out. It's not because the majority doesn't know this is a comic book quest. It's because even in a comic book, when fights break out around hostages, some of the hostages get injured or killed.
>>31509400Don't apologize for people being idiots, Cos. A lot of them seem to be forgetting that we are Spider-Man. The guy dances around guns for fun.
>>31509400>Want to know behind the screen info here? These guys were mooks- they has -10 to ALL rolls. They are mean to be easy to beat.Good thing we knew that beforehand and had the opportunity to go meta when facing a dozen guys with guns and hostages.Anyway I'm sure things will get better next thread.
>>31509459He does, but children tend to get shot when being shot at.
>>31509400Sorry to hear that Cos.
>>31509400Cos, I get what you're saying. But you could still have had the fight scene with us and Captain America.We thought we were playing it safe, but you took it all the way towards inactivity which is what the problem was.
>>31509459Yeah, we do.Children don't.You know what happens when guys have guns pointed at children, and someone startles them?Especially if they don't practice trigger discipline?You get dead children.
>>31509455Man that never fucking happens. Fuck, Nick Fury had a habit of riding motorcycles shirtless through walls as the solution to every goddamn situation for awhile.
>>31509400>Well I designed this entire encounter to make it a fun spider-man beats up the bad guys bit.>24 guys have bunch of kids to gun point>funWhat is this, Ultimate universe?>waiting passively isn't good nor is going in recklessly.Da fuk am I reading? From the way you presented the infromation it was CLEARLY looking that passive option was best while going in recklessly WAS going to get people killed.
>>31509400And yet fighting a few guys with guns nearly killed us last time? How the fuck do you expect people to think startling and attacking armed men with hostages would be the optimal, rational or good idea?>b-b-because you're spider man and can beat up only certain people flawlessly!So PETER PARKER being a retard who thinks (truly unfortunately) that being a superhero makes some people weaker and take the role of mooks and that he could beat them without getting a bunch of kids killed is right?
>>31509502We've had a theme of "stop being such passive pussies" for awhile now.
>>31509400then how did those three men nearly kill us a while ago?And you honestly expected us to endanger kid's out to seek glory? This would be the most people we fought at once, the first hostage situation we've ever handled, And you demonstrated recently that we can't act faster than a bullet.and honestly if you can't deal with people being negative maybe you should only run feel-good quests, people get negative when bad things happen.
Rolled 18, 5, 7 = 30>>31509400With all due respect codeine cos, we didn't think we couldn't handle themThe issue was the kids. Fighting the hostage takers wouldn't be a contested roll in terms of the kids. With 24 gunmen, taking out maybe 4 without worries would be within spider's current ability. Taking out the number cap just did without a hostage being dropped requires flash speeds or a coordinated effort. However, That's without taking into account comic book logic. Sometimes we need to be reminded the impossible is normal...ish.Also rolling for cap because raisins
>>31509400If it weren't for the fact that we got our ass handed to us by some mooks last time, we might have gone for it.
>>31509400Cos, if you wanted a 'fun spider-man beats up the bad guys bit' you shouldn't have had it be a hostage crisis. Even in comics, that's treated as a pretty serious thing. After all, we can dodge and soak gunfire, but if we fuck up, innocents die. Worse, you put someone we care about in the mix.
>>31509459>The guy dances around guns for fun.Say that to those three guys who rekt us when we had a bonus to our stats and all they had was guns.That barely matters anyway. Kids aren't bullet proof. That's what matters.
>>31509525We didn't get taken out. We landed on a car and swung in and they reaction fired at us, at which the symbiote decided to BLARGH!
So how does Parker Luck factor in all of this?
>>31509570the symbiote went BLARGH because three random mooks kicked the everloving fuck out of us in under 10 seconds
>>31509400We'll deal with this I guess, I can't say I'm super happy about this, but I won't ask you to go back and change what happened
>>31509400I'm really sorry to hear that man, Hopefully this event won;t hurt us in the long run
>>31509570So we can't act faster than someone can reflexively shoot, That would usck if we were in a situation were a life or lives depended on that ability.
>>31509588... we took 1/3rd of our health in damage from full auto fire.The art where we fucked up was failing to control the symbiot.The plan itself was sound.The rolls screwed it up. And as cos said, thats why the rolls changed.
You know what?Fuck this. I probably screwed up some tonight. I've probably screwed up a lot in the past. But fuck if I don't get enough shit in my real life. People are unhappy with Peter Parker Quest?Fine. I get itI'll redo the thing, back to zero it fucking goes.Peter Parker Quest's done I guess. Next time, once I've ironed everything out I'll run, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-man Issue #1.Whenever that is.I want a damn drink.
>>31509400Look Cosgrove, we all love you. We love your writing, and how you progress your quest, and everything else. However, I do not think you can deny the fact that we, the players and you, both fucked up here. Perhaps if the scenery was different and didnt include the possible death of our sister we would have jumped in and fought. Maybe if this didnt seem like such a risky situation we would have gone full Leroy Jenkins on the bad guys and done our first official team up with Cap. But we didn't. We chose to err on the side of caution this one time, explicitly like how you would normally want us to, and we got punished for it.We are not asking for a redo or anything, but to simply make amends. We will live with consequences of actions, fair or not. I apologize on behalf of everyone here and hope you have a good night. It is a shame we wont be able to see the beautiful interlude you had probably written up.
>>31509400Cos, I think the big problem is this has never really felt like a comic book quest, i mean that from our perspective, we've made a lot of big mistakes and have had what feels like big consequences because of them, I don't mean anything bad by it, you've done a great job so far, it's just I don't think anyone here has ever really considered PPQ to be a light hearted quest where we can take down a bunch of gunmen with no one getting hurt
>>31509400Don't worry everybody, because I'm a superhero and they are just weak people (like the three guys who definitely didn't trash me when I was even stronger) I can stop armed hostage takers from reflexively blind firing and killing children!:DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD Fug breddy gud tiems
>>31509581Parker Luck is different now, bad guys can use it the same way we use Spectacular Points
>>31509531This pretty much. Every time we try and do something reckless like that we've gotten blown the fuck out.But hey, learning experiences I guess.
>>31509676Not your hugbox, etc, etc.
>>31509676...That is a horrible response to criticism.EGO tier even.
>>31509676That might be for the best. I eagerly await it.
>>31509676cosgrove, listen to me please, completely outside of this quest people get negative when bad things happen, if you let yourself get affected by it too much you'll do something you will regret later.my advice write down the actual arguments presented ignore the samefagging and squabbling back and forth go to sleep and look over the list in the morning.
>>31509745It is not the best at all.It's the worst.Just running away when people are getting tired of your bullshit.Makes me doubt if he ever really had a plan.
>>31509676I think the thing that made everyone hesitate is that there were Twenty Four hostage takers, Cosgrove. Way too many to take down before a shot goes off. Now if there had been like 6 guys I'm almost sure everyone would've voted to go in once Cap distracted them......or nevermind.
>>31509677>However, I do not think you can deny the fact that we, the players and you, both fucked up here.>the playersThis thread? When did people fuck up a choice this thread? I obviously know we've done it before (example) like that time we ran off once we got back from time travelling for being stubborn and having tunnel vision.But the choices taken this thread definitely didn't seem like the playerbases fault
>>31509400going to try and break this down bit by bit to voice some concerns>Yes, there's bad things going on.this isn't your fault, but we've gotten really poor luck whenever it comes to doing good deeds. People were probably worried it would happen again, this time killing Stella's friends>This is a comic book quest, etc etc.True, but hostage situations are a big deal in comic books too>Rules section and behind the screen infoThis is nice, but we didn't know that. We couldn't make a decision based on the fact that Mooks are easy to beat since we got nearly killed by 3 mooks the other day>Well I designed this entire encounter to make it a fun spider-man beats up the bad guys bit. Captain America would've been there to assistthere were children with guns to their heads. Far too high risk to be 'fun' for Peter, no matter how easy to kill the guys were>That is what I tried to do. So, yes, going in before they were distracted would've been slightly tougher. When you got scope of them and saw they were distracted- that was the point to move in.Again, how tough the mooks are doesn't matter so much as how many could kill a kid before we knock them out. Which would be at least 20, round 1, 16, round 2, etc. Assuming half shoot at us, that's still a lot of dead kids>Get some info on the situation and then move in and deal with it is always the optimal solution. Sitting and waiting passively isn't good nor is going in recklessly.Nobody wanted to be passive, they wanted to wait for the group to break up or give us some other opportunity to take out some at a time without risking the hostagessorry for the rant, but this is what I feel is the issue. Rant over, sleep tight Cos
>>31509676That feel when you will never be reunited with your cat burglar gf.
>>31509676We're unhappy with this thread you primadonna.We obviously like the quest due to how passionately we're involved in it.I know you seem to be going through some shit right now, but this is hardly an appropriate response.Just sleep on it.
>>31509676Well I guess I was over due to go to sleep bummed out.Hopefully you can get some good sleep and things in your life can mellow out and we can circle back to this.
>>31509770We've already said this, no need to repeat it.
>>31509676So how Peter where suposed to know that 24 guys would magicly become weaker than 3 guys who almost kill him? >>31509770what he said
>>31509802>>31509761>>31509736>>31509730>>31509716I almost want to call samefagging.
>>31509676WHEN IS BLEACH QUEST COSGROVE PLS nice reaction to criticism on an imageboard known for reacting with abrasiveness or overly blunt honesty all the time
Look, I might be fucking overreacting. A lot of that has to do with the fact I have to help take care of my mother, who had been in and out of the hospital and on my ass no matter that I do and I've been running on 4 hours of sleep a night.What I'd like I'd like to apologize for my attitude to the people that read and enjoy this. But, I personally, am at a dead end. I can't seem to make people happy. So, I'd rather start over and try again.Regardless, I've got a pounding headache and I should probably not be making decisions like this in my current state, so I'll have something another day in response more thought out.
>>31509792Good break down
>>3150982930 second post delay>implying that you didn't just Go "I'm not calling samfagging but"
>>31509676Take that drink, i want to ask that you come look at the actual arguments people are giving tomorrow morning Cos once everyone's calmed down, if you still think you want to start over that's fine, take a break or do what you want but please try not to let all the anger affect what you decide to do
>>31509872Goddammit, go to sleep already.You shouldn't be running as of now.
>>31509848It's been like half a year. It's gone bro.>>31509872There you go; chill out, rest up, and think things through with fresh eyes.Hope things get better for you and your family.
>>31509872Good luck man, I hope things get better
>>31509872Then what the fuck are you doing here?Close the thread, get some rest and come back when you feel up to it. Christ man, don't put this up so high on your to-do list.
>>31509872Then don't fucking run.
>>31509872Sure take a break Cos, this should be something you want to do for fun, take some time to get together, we can wait a while
>>31509848Spectacular no more.>>31509872Well Im feeling bad for ya, hopeful future will be brighter.
>>31509872Remember tension are high, if we didn't care we would have just disappeared when things went bad.In future though bad things happen, and people Can and will get pissed over so it's best to cover your bases.And i'm sorry about you mother, i hope things get better man.
>>31509872If you're considering redoing the quest do it based on its general state, not on how this particular event turned out.Also I don't know about your personal issues, but maybe if they're interfering with your QMing you should ease up on it for a time.Cheers.
>>31509872I don't see why you would run if that's the case. You've taken breaks before.RIP in pieces Bleach Quest
>>31509872>I can't seem to make people happy.Since when have you wanted to make people happy?I thought paranoia and despair was your bread and butter.But don't run away from this, and deny us the satisfaction of earning the right to make things better.Starting over will lower our trust in you even further, and that is not what you need.
So between this and Bleach Quest it seems like the typical quest cap for Cosgroves sanity and patience is around 50ish numbered threads.
>>31509872Hey, thanks for taking the time to run this. I might not agree with every decision you make regarding this quest, but i recognize that doing this shit takes time and effort.Enjoy that drink.
>>31509676Cosgrove, do not do this.Look, we're all mad and angry here, but going to the beginning wont help at all. If anything it will simply aggravate the problem.We forgive you. We understand that people make mistakes, that and people fall under pressure, and that sometimes we have too many things to deal with.I think you should just sleep it over and come back fresh to this quest tomorrow. We all love it and are so passionately involved with it, and I think you can see that from our reactions. Sure it was poor execution on your part, but as a writing your purpose is not crumble under criticism. Rather it is to learn from your mistakes and acknowledge that we all mess up.We honestly and completely beseech that you continue this quest.Have a goodnight and we sincerely hope everything gets better for you.
>>31509872Cos buddy, I just wandered in after hearing about the storm a brewin' in here, but it looks like you should get some well deserved rest and forget this thread ever existed and continue on when your good and proper and people have simmered down.
>>31509872Cosgrove, go and rest, while I didn't like how this turned out, its highly in character with Peter's decreased confidence in his abilities.He teched up because he felt he wasn't good enough. And when the crisis came, he froze.I think it fits wonderfully and despite the feels, I love the ride.
>Bleach full of dead people>BQ been on hiatus for almost half a year>People thinking ded quest starring ded characters won't rise from the grave especially with Kennys zanpakuto just unlockingRev up your sphincters because the power creep cometh...
>>31509872Get some sleep and we don't mind if you take breaks, as long as you let us know you're doing it.Hell, don't bother letting us know, we kind of suck.
>>31510003>We forgive you.Nah, we don't.And I hate people like you for whitewashing. It doesn't help anything.Stop pretending the playerbase is all you
... good think I just got into the two Log Horizon quests and that new Gundam Builders Quest... although /tg/ will be very devoid of /co/ in your break or what have you.Rest long and rest well.
>>31510037The playerbase isnt all you either. Just because a couple of assholes decide to be jerks to Cos it doesn't mean that the rest of us aren't sorry
>>31509872Proceed to kindly fuck off and take care of your mother then. captcha: nngSlop gallantry BQ WHEEEEEEEEEENNNNNWhy did people choose Orihime and Momo again? They're the most boring fucking characters.
>>31510087If you weren't a "jerk", why and what are you sorry for?
>>31510095>why did people pick two characters that had their personalities reworked to be engaging and who let us give them the D? I clearly have not read this Bleach Quest thing much so I'll just epeat what others are saying while I demand its return as I insault the author.
>>31510095Because Cosgrove made them interesting.
>>31510109For stacking this huge pile of shit on top og everything that Cosgrove has to deal with. What else?
>>31510087>Just because a couple of assholes decide to be jerksFor what? Calling him out on multiple things he definitely did mess up on?Regardless of his own personal issues that he needs to deal with before running, this is generally expected.
>>31510095it just kinda happened. A lot of people wanted to wait for Rukia, but she never came back, and the other two jumped us after listening to Yoruichi too much.
>>31510128I was there since 6 or 7, but okay. I suppose I just didn't like how the relationship started.
>>31510152Oh yeah, that was awesome. The only time Cos rewarded us for being wishy-washy.
I hope you will be in better situation after the break Cos.Also Goodbye best waifu
>>31510152>but she never came backIf only the first thread never happened. Magical ghostbusters with Rukia Kuchiki and Ichigo Kurosaki would've been great to read.I can feel the nostalgia
>>31510184>Best waifu>Not VenomYou should be ashamed of yourself.
>>31510208She's with Flash.And she's happier than she would have been with us.
>>31510184I'll miss her too anon. She was great. I'm sad we'll never get to see her again
Honestly, it's not just cos fault tonight. A lot of shit has been pushing toward us being less passive in character, and it seems that finally snapped with tonight.If we do get another PPQ, can we please try to treat it more like a comic and not just pick the most passive option all the damn time?
Reminder that Felicia isn't even that good and that Mary Jane would have been several times more satisfying to be with;_;
I kinda hope Cos doesn't reboot this, I think we've done a fairly decent job, a lot of shit's gone down but a lot of good has come of it, we have Felicia as a girlfriend, hikki MJ is Carnage but we've done a fairly good job of dealing with her, Agent Venom is around being tacticool, Stella thinking we betrayed her is heartbreaking but I don't think it's unfixable
>>31510253Being afraid has hit its point already with stella getting sad again.I'm afraid some spiderman brutality might be incharacter as he takes out his fustration on mooks.
>>31510253But not being passive got us pumped full of lead and turned into a tutorial boss.
>>31510253HAHAHAHAHA.Every time an option comes up in a Cosgrove quest, tg takes the passive option.The only two times were the first rolls in Bleach Quest and the post time travel incident.
>>31510267>shut-in>reverse-trap white-haired cat-burglarIt doesn't even compare.
>>31510302And how did that work out for us?
>>31510282Actually everything besides the last part I'll agree with you.It was a bitter pill to swallow considering I wanted to jump in
>>31510253Have you read anything that people posted?No one was being passive, they wanted to not escalate the situation with 24 armed gunmen with children as hostages.Because -3 mooks trashed our ass last time-Children aren't bullet proof and bullets can ricochet after we might dodge them-Startling armed people with hostages is extremely retarded and will lead to them blind firing or grabbing at the hostages to dissuade us from moving
>>31510288It also got the mechanic that caused that to be removed from the rules.Cosgrove outright said tonight to stop being do passive. Let's do that, otherwise this shit will keep happening.
>>31510253>can we please try to treat it more like a comic and not just pick the most passive option all the damn time?If this has been Cosgrove's intention so far then i guess we should start acting like it
>>31510344It really has not seemed like that was his intention.
>>31510342Well now we know to treat it more like a comic and jump in.So let's do that.
>>31510359This. We've been aggressive before. It usually results in bad shit and we get told off for it
>>31510359It really hasn't, PPQ never felt like that sort of light hearted quest, but I don't think we've had a lot of time to play with the new revised rules in combat and we didn't do a bad job of it when we were fighting as Agent Venom, all we can do for now is try it out
>>31510369Inb4 everyone we love dies from jumping right into the middle of everything.I jest, of course.
>>31510253we didn't want to be passive though. We wanted to wait for a good point to thin the number of people, so that when we started actually fighting, there wouldn't be 24 surprised gunmen with fingers on the trigger and weapons pointed at hostage children. Because here's what most people saw happening if we started fighting>Peter jumps through window, KOs half a dozen guys>Other guys freak out, start wildly firing>Some shots are aimed at Peter>Most accidentally fired while still pointing guns at kids>Bad End
>>31510282I was under the impression it was ana who ran away with her dreams of sidekicking with Spiderman crushed?That having been said the easy way to fix this would be to retcon the last half of the post and give peter options on what to do once captain hoodie starts beating faces in.Maybe have hydro-man show up as the boss of these mooks. Yeah sweet hydro man vs. Captain and spider action.Best birthday ever!
>>31510420Oh man if it was Ana and not Stella then I don't really give a shit as much at least
>>31510420Well that's even worse, because we can talk it out with Stella, but we just extinguished a potential hero.
>>31509872Dudesort out your personal life before doing nice things for others. Hope things work out.
>>31510253I think the issue is less the players wanting to be passive and more confusion with what the votes meant. Because I read them as >Play risky, but get things done faster>Play safe, but less risk to hostages>Be passive, more a joke option than anythingBut it seems Cos meant them as>Solve the issue>Do nothing>What?
>>31509872>So, I'd rather start over and try again.Don't bother.
So if anybody is still here, could you post your favourite moments from quest?For me it would be:Figuring out spider powers with Gwen, Making a friend out of Flash, 20 questions with Felicia, Interaction with Doom and Storms, Boss fght with futureCarnage, most of the Halloween and Thanksgiving, Pym Christmas special, finding info about Peter parents annnd this is where everything started to go in 'no fun' zone.>>31510600>this so muchAlso Cos if you read this, when/if you restart the ppq could you set up a short A&Q at end of every thread to just talk to players about what's your vission and what players see in the quest.
>>31510727Triple 1s doing science on Future!Laptops
>>31510600>[ ] Move in while they’re distracted by the situation. Take them down.>[ ] Wait and see>[ ] Call Aunt May and see where Stella went todayi saw them as, >be a gloryhound put children in danger> Let the situation de-escalate then track the criminals as they escape>call aunt may and make her worry.
>>31510764That was the best
>>31510727>>31510764The rolled 20s on hiding a boner from Felicia
>>31510727I like our first conversation with Black Cat, where we got to touch her butt alsoBIG FAT CAT TATS
You guys realise that if you'd voted to move in, Cos wouldn't have hesitated to murder the fuck out of everyone, right?
>>31510802We never got to have sex with FeliciaA real American tragedy
>>31510960Hey now no claiming the GM is actively malevolentANYWAY why isn't there a QTG?
>tg>in charge of saving children
FUCK EVERYTHING.FUCK EVERYTHING.FUCK.
Fuck everything. No matter what we do, some bullshit happens.when 3 people or mooks can kill spiderman like that in a couple of threads ago and there 24 of them with hostages, we needed to calm down.Now we permanently fuck up something else as well for trying to do the smart thing when there other people lives in stake. kids.
Ah, it's morning! Time to get ready for my final long ass commute because I move tomorrow. I know, I'll see what happened in PPQ after I went to sleep....aw...so, some guy in a hoody is approaching a hostage situation which could turn volatile and we do nothing to help innocents and little sis?Ah well, maybe we'll fix things later.
Just..Cos..Whats the point of making everybody (including your self) angry? Like that kind of stuff doesn't make a better story neither dose't give any character development. Also using the carrot-and-stick way of teaching of how to behave only works if we actually know what the options means and not like >31510600 have pointed out.