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.The cold stings your fingers, but it doesn’t hurt, exactly. It reminds you of old, careening skies, so far and heights your current life that they may as well exist in the ancient past. The snowman was a difficult project, even with the abundance of raw material scattered about the scar, coming together slowly and almost painfully. You suppose that’s half of why people generally create in pairs – writer and artist, homeless mutie and other homeless mutie, etc etc. The effort of it. The other half, you imagine, is the shared satisfaction of having made something. You haven’t felt that in years. It's pretty good. You rolled up its body and plopped a chest on top of an awkward, distended belly, and then with what was left you made a head perhaps slightly too large. In lieu of shiny black buttons (they don’t exactly grow on trees) you dug a set of stones into its eyes, and then Laura found a few more to suffice as teeth. The scar was short on adorable twigs, so you bent some cords of rebar into acceptable arms, positioning them raised into the air, clearly in praise to the creature’s dark masters.“It has no nose.” Notes Laura, as you regard the being. Indeed it doesn’t. The two of you scavenge through the nearby ruins for an appropriate bit of debris, but come up short. Laura does, however, dig up a floppy, star-etched wizard hat, which you secure atop its head.You step back to appreciate the sorcerous noseless freak that has been born of your handiwork. Laura’s breath glows in the air beside you, her heart stammering ever so slightly. “What do we do now?” She asks.
>Hunger Level: 3>Current Funds: $0.00>Present Time: 11:35 AM>[ ] Leave it, you guess. Maybe someone else’ll see it.>[ ] See if who can knock off its hat with a snowball.>[ ] Tear it apart, bathe in its powdery flesh. >[ ] Write in.
>>31684160>[ ] Leave it, you guess. Maybe someone else’ll see it.Get as many metallic pipes as you can. Its time for training montage.
>>31684160Scratch our names into it, so all hoodlums will know not to fuck with us. We make bitchin snowmen.
>>31684212Have you even? There are 2 organized crime syndicates looking for us.
>>31684152>[ ] Leave it, you guess. Maybe someone else’ll see it.
>>31684160>[ ] Leave it, you guess. Maybe someone else’ll see it.
>>31684160>Tear it apart, bathe in its powdery flesh.no-one else gets to knock it down, it's the same principle as sand castles
>>31684219Actually, only one of them is a criminal syndicate, the other one is actually a paramilitary organization.
>>31684152>[ ] Leave it, you guess. Maybe someone else’ll see it.Can we have a snowball fight with Laura?
>>31684160>[X] Leave it, you guess. Maybe someone else’ll see it.
This would be a good time to test out the Geointuitive vision by trying to hit the hat, but I'd much rather just let the snowman be at peace.
>>31684160Let's write "Dr.DOOM was here" on a wall with snow.
>>31684412>not shaping the face like a DOOM maskPeasant
>[X] Leave it, you guess. Maybe someone else’ll see it.“I’m not sure, actually.” You admit. Your recollection of this sort of thing is somewhat groggy, but as far as you remember… you just sort of leave it be. And then someone steals its head and nobody can be bothered to make a new one, so it just sits as a testament to the cruelty of strangers till the cold breaks.“Just leave it, I guess.” Laura furrows her brow slightly. “Maybe someone’ll see it. Maybe not.” You shrug. “The building is really the important bit.” “I see.” Says Laura, slowly, as though puzzling the words together. >[ ] Look into the Corsairs.>[ ] Look (smell) into Dracula.>[ ] Just go home and chill to you have to leave for your meeting.>[ ] Explore the scar at random.>[ ] See if you can track down [insert]. >[ ] Write in.
>>31684442>[ ] Look (smell) into Dracula.
>>31684442>[ ] Just go home and chill to you have to leave for your meeting.Slowly, chat to Laura on the way, maybe bean her with a snowball when she ain't looking and run like hell.we don't want to get caught up in a chase or a fight with the meeting coming up.
>>31684442>[ ] Just go home and chill to you have to leave for your meeting.Job meeting I'd guess is pretty important.
>>31684442>Explore the scar at random.random events ahoy!
>>31684442>[ ] Explore the scar at random.
>>31684442Shape snowman's head into likeness of DR.Doom.Find pipe to keep the vamp from touching you, additional pipes for your friends. Conductive ones for energy manipulators.
>>31684488>Slowly, chat to Laura on the way, maybe bean her with a snowball when she ain't looking and run like hell.I'm OK with this
We should chat with Noriko, Lucas and Gaby at some point, we've sort of neglected them.
>>31684488>>31684505>>31684552>>31684553What do you want to chat about? >[ ] Creeper.>[ ] The Facility.>[ ] Typhon.>[ ] The changes to the scar.>[ ] Write in.
>>31684644>[ ] The changes to the scar.
>>31684644>The changes to the scar.Nothing too serious, we do that all the time.
>>31684644>[ ] Typhon.Tell Gaby about this guy and ask Laura what kind of powers did he have.>[ ] Creeper.Mention that we've got a raid incoming.>[ ] The changes to the scar.
>>31684644>[ ] The changes to the scar.Talk about vampire, speculate about how to protect ourselves against him.>[ ] Creeper.Ask if she seen anyone who could be related to Creeper around, and need to hide from him.
>>31684644>>[ ] The changes to the scar.
>>31684644>[x] The changes to the scar.
>(1/2)>[X] Go home chill. Leaving your creation to the mercy of the random passer-by, you head back toward the station, meandering through the snow-swept ruins. Spotting a rather substantial length of rebar, you snap it off the chunk of shattered concrete it was embedded in, explaining that you want to be ready if Mr. Dracula attacks anytime soon. Whatever the guy is, you don’t want to touch his possibly parasitic ass with your bare hands, electrified or not. One your way back, you pass by the remains of a small fire, a bundle of vaguely reptilian, shed skin crumpled nearby.“Man.” You sigh. “I can’t believe how weird this place has gotten.” Laura nods. “We may wish to relocate soon. Any one of these mutants could be a danger.” You grimace a little. That’s a kinda detached way of looking at it. But it might be true – pretty much anything could be lurking amidst the skyrocketing mutant population. Hell, for all you know, Joseph could be hiding out somewhere in the scar. It’s not a comforting thought to entertain. “Hey… speaking of danger.” Laura glances up at you. “What about Joseph?” She cocks her head to the side, a silent question forming in the air. “I mean, uh…. What was he like? After the cocoon.” She blinks, and stares ahead once again.
>(2/2)“He was fast, and strong. He healed nearly at the same rate as I do. And…” Her eyes narrow a little, as if trying to discern the true nature of what she saw that night. “…he caused some manner of innate emotional response in others. It is difficult to explain what it felt like.”“Like, fear or something?” “No.” She bites her lip very slightly, and her tone descends into a murmur. “It was something like calm. Like being accepted. Being part of something.” You can’t help but shudder a little. You think you might know what she means, even if you can’t quite phrase it yourself. “And I guess Creeper’s been about as hard to track down as him, right?” You ask, a little bitterly. She shakes her head. “No. Harder.” After a moment of thought, though, she speaks up once more: “Someone has been supplying Jack within the scar, however.” You feel the hair on the back of your neck rise. That’s interesting. When you arrive back at the station you take a well-deserved rest, sitting down beside the stairs and trying to think of nothing. You’ve got that meeting in a few hours, so you don’t want to get worked up over anything and undo all that effort you put into getting presentable. You glance over at your companions and smile a little. >[ ] Just rest. >[ ] Talk to [insert] about [insert].
>>31684852That could most certainly be his battle music. That other anon was totally spot on when he posted Mutation from Tr-7 during his awakening scene, though.
>>31685144>[ ] Talk to [insert] about [insert].Lucas about his life before kidnapping.
>>31685144>Talk to Lucas about CreeperHe might be interested in the oncoming storm, given his earlier stated want for payback
>>31685144Lucas. About how he's fitting in with the group. We still don't know him all that well
>>31685144>[ ] Talk to [insert] about [insert].Ill back the lucas questioning,but i would like to know a little about the jack in the scar stuff. That is something we should sort out directly after the vampire guy.
>>31685144>[ ] Talk to [insert] about [insert].Lucas about the oncoming raid. Gaby about Peter looking info about dad. Also, if she doesn't know, tell her about Typhon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_Frwi9mE5oJJ/Laura co-op theme
Lucas seems good. Maybe add an apology over the way we dismissed him back at the Urich mission, we were way over our head ourselves in that shit.
>>31685144>Lucas.Ask him the extend of his abilities, and if he wishes to train with us, also how he's fitting in with the group.Give him some base info, about creeper, Typhoon, vampire dude, and scar survival 101, maybe hobo101, if he is interested in listening.Ask him what he has been doing up to now, and see if he has any useful information. He was pretty knowledgeable about mutant powers before, right? Ask him if he has seen someone like you beforehand, and tips and tricks for controlling new powers.He has to adapt new powers, since he is absorbing type, his insight would help us a lot.
>>31685393He did not need to see a severed ear, let alone be within 100 feet of Kimura.
JJ should show Laura the movie The Iron Giant.Another idea for Peterwrites: Peter telling Gwen about JJ and their conversation(s) about him. (Sorry if I'm annoying about this topic.)How strong would JJ be when in Warp Spasm mode?How strong would JJ be at his weakest Warp-Spasm transformation?Will this play whenever JJ & Laura train? https://soundcloud.com/miami-nights-1984/reflex-trainingJJ's codename is El-ahrairah? "Prince of a Thousand Enemies"In the HMQ verse, have they made the Spider-Man movie yet?Was the Terry that blew up due to Jack overdose Terry Raymond? I couldn't find any other relevant Terrys.Are JJ's ears more visible now that they're more elf-y?
>>31685409Also ask him if there are any training methods for controlling energy. He should be kinda good at it, and we could train a bit. Noriko too.
>>31685393Stop apologizing for every little thing.
>>31685393>Maybe add an apology over the way we dismissed him back at the Urich mission, we were way over our head ourselves in that shit.SecondedThough just say some shit went down that we're glad he wasn't a part of.
>>31685449>Stop apologizing for every little thing.Nah. He looked pretty annoyed at that, and I think we at least owe him an explanation.
>>31685393For good fucking reason I should add. Laura ended up getting tortured in a furnace and JJ got his eyes plucked out/trapped in a cocoon and Noriko had skin in her arm scarred for life. I think it was pretty good call to send him back home, he couldn't have added anything to the fight.
>>31685447The only powers that we need training to use are Strength and flight.
>>31685505But anon, his feelings ;_;I sincerely doubt he's pissy about that, bringing it up is just fucking weird.
>>31685541>I sincerely doubt he's pissy about thatYeah, but it might become an issue if he actually is pissy about it, so let's at least see if he's okay with it.
>>31685505We should probably get healing vitae, if we get in situations like that gain. Druid also sounds good tho.>>31685531At this point any training or preparation will do for us, and we need to train our friends. They should be able to hit someone in the head or otherwise knock out and run away. Otherwise we just have bunch of damsels in distress.We need to be ready for stuff.
>>31685569>We should probably get healing vitaePeople aren't going to drink our blood, Anon.And if we need healing powers, just get a dedicated healer. Or some mutant with some kind of medical training.
>>31685569>>31685608(I'm the samefag as 608)I agree with the training though. That's something we need to get to.
>>31685608not the same guy, but Elixir ain't just gonna fall out of the sky
>[X] Lucas. Rolling small thoughts between the gears of larger ones, you spot Lucas in the corner of your eye, emerging from the opposite platform. You still don’t know all too much about him, other than that he apparently has little in the way of anywhere to go, and he appreciates a good Godzilla flick. That’s partially your busy schedule’s fault, you guess, but in all honest, Lucas just doesn’t seem to talk too much. He’s got a sort of calm sense of evasiveness about him, like light strobing through heavy fog. Occasionally, though, you get the impression that that complacent veneer is just that – a thin tarp under which deep beds of explosive anger are buried.Heaving yourself up, you head over to intercept the younger boy on his way toward the others. “Hey.” You nod toward the arch from which he emerged. “What’s up?”“Just doing a little exploring.” He states. “Need to stretch my legs occasionally, y’know?” You grin broadly. “Yeah, most definitely.” You shit topic with the assistance of an awkward cough. “Listen… I’m sorry about being an asshole back before I disappeared. But you really, really didn’t want to have been there.” He looks down, turning something over in his head. “Yeah… I get it, I mean…” He trails off into silence for a moment. “I mean, I know I’m just a kid, but I can help…” “Right. Which is what I wanted to talk about, actually.” He glances back up at you. “The Hellions are raiding some place Creeper owns, and I recall you wanting some payback.”>[ ] Tell him you want him to sit it out.>[ ] Ask him if he wants to come.>[ ] Write in.
>>31685648>not the same guy, but Elixir ain't just gonna fall out of the skyTrue, but I just really doubt people would be interested in acting like a creepy goth person whenever they're injured.
>>31685654>Ask him if he wants to comeIt's dangerous, you might die, and you can heal as well as me or Laura, but I won't deny you vengeance. If you do come, be careful.
>>31685654>[x] Ask him if he wants to come.Nothing fancy, just sit back and ambush stragglers and fleeing muggas. Maybe move in and destroy some equipment when the coast is clear.
>>31685440>How strong would JJ be when in Warp Spasm mode?He can go up to very very very strong. That level would also be pretty inhuman and possibly not even biped, though.>How strong would JJ be at his weakest Warp-Spasm transformation?About triple his base.>Will this play whenever JJ & Laura train?Possibly.>JJ's codename is El-ahrairah? "Prince of a Thousand Enemies"That's pretty appropriate.>In the HMQ verse, have they made the Spider-Man movie yet?Yes.>Was the Terry that blew up due to Jack overdose Terry Raymond? I couldn't find any other relevant Terrys.Nah it was just a guy called Terry.>Are JJ's ears more visible now that they're more elf-y?Yes.
>>31685654>[ ] Ask him if he wants to come.He and Noriko should both come as backup. They don't actually come in with us just secure our escape route.
>>31685654>[ ] Ask him if he wants to come."Most likely will be pretty fucking dangerous, though, warning you now."And if he says yes, then get Laura to train him in combat? Just a bit of basics, so he can at least stay alive for a while.
>>31685569I can just imagine the scenario when we realize healing vitae is a thing. >JJ cuts himself accidently when making soup>Blood falls on food>Whatever, it's still edible>Everybody eats>Scars, musclepains, aching joints, everything starts disappearing>Laura smells JJ blood in soup>Points out that fighting in melee might be a bad idea now and that he should use his super strenght to throw objects instead>JJ tries it out>Thows an empty really high in the air and makes a smiley face in it by throwing pebbles.
>>31685761Not much time for that, it depends if we want laura with us for our meeting. Unless we want to take someone else along.
>>31685745He can go up to very very very strong. That level would also be pretty inhuman and possibly not even biped, though.>Weakest at About triple his base.Mind giving exact numbers for both of those? Or at least give a general idea?
>>31685654>[x] Write in.offer some training... I dunno maybe that defensive stance Laura taught us. or maybe just ask Laura to teach it to him.Laura giving lessons might be a good way for her to warm up to the rest of the group
>>31685780We can do the interview by ourselves. I don't think Laura would be interested.
>>31685807She seemed to like it back when she gave us lessons.
>>31685813Dunno, she seems to enjoy following JJ around.
>>31685787At risk of injury JJ can lift a maximum of 3 tons. So low Warp Spasm JJ could lift 9.A very severe Spasm (which you wouldn't be able to trigger with the ability) would involve a massive increase in both size and strength. It could go up to something like thirty tons.
>>31685835I think most of that was just because she likes JJ. But, I do think we long over do for a training montage with the entire team.>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFrMLRQIT_k
>>31685807Seconded, and it'll be good for the group to be able to hold themselves together (I forget the correct phrase) in a fight.>>31685843She loves that Lizard Elf booty~>>31685847Goddamn.Severe Warp Spasm is only available in a extremely stressful emotional state, right?Though if we do have the ability, can we still get a very severe Warp Spasm at said stressful emotional situation?
>>31685813I get the feeling we are not allowed to wander around on our own for a while unless we want an unhappy Laura.>>31685745>>31685847Not even biped, 30tones, massive increase in size and strength.We get wings 3 and max Warp spasm turns into dragon mode doesn't it?
>>31685897>I get the feeling we are not allowed to wander around on our own for a while unless we want an unhappy Laura.If we tell her, I think she'll be fine.
>>31685654Ask him to spar or test him with you to see how strong he is. Then decide if you gonna let him join. Get in some training and pointers wile you are at it. Gotta be able to work in group.
>>31685885There is so much stuff that needs to get done, it might be hard to find time for everyone to train together.
>>31685894>She loves that Lizard Elf booty~Who doesn't?
>>31685847>get strength 3 >warp spasm goes up to 15>severe WS goes up to 50>http://pastebin.com/PmF43Sr1>Ult Spidey does 5 tons (He's still growing)Hey Crusty! Marvel teasing Ult Pete is alive in a solict
>>31685894She likes watching JJ's ears reflect his mood.
>>31685763Or he can just be bitten by wounded pet, and have pet heal. If we are going druid, there will be plenty of animals around.
>>31685654Hey crusty, is claws level 2 finger based or wolverine/Laura style?
>>31686065I think it's kinda like Lady Deathstrike
>>31686065Finger based at all levels. There are extrapolatives that would give him 'claw' other places tho
>>31686065I'd guess the highest level max size claws would be similiar style to those on prototype, meaning the fingers themselves become claws.
So should we upgrade our Wings next or our agility?
>>31686148You see how they extend outwards from the palm? That's how I'm seeing it working out myself.
>[X] Ask him if he wants to come.He opens his mouth to speak, but you cut him off. “Don’t get me wrong. I don’t think you should come.” For obvious reasons. But you should probably list them anyway. “You don’t heal like me and Laura, and it’s going to be fucking dangerous. And you’re right – you are a kid.” For a moment that calm outer shell looks like it’s about to burst right open. You can see it in the movements of those crimson eyes – that ravenous, consuming anger, not concerned with anyone in particular but more than ready to pick a target and let loose. Creeper is probably less a grudge to this kid, and more an excuse to hit something. “…But, this is personal for you. So I guess it’s your choice.” He catches himself, visibly swallowing that churning lump of anger, and for just a moment looks vaguely guilty.“Y-yeah…” He murmurs, staring down at the fist balled at his side. “I’ll come.” “Alright. But you’re sticking with the Hellions, okay? No running off on your own.” You pause, quietly considering, and add: “If this is gonna become a thing with you, you’re going to start learning to handle yourself. From me, or from Laura.” You hold out your hand. “Deal?” He regards it a little suspiciously, but eventually takes it. You can feel his pulse thrumming through his arm like the purr of a motor. “Deal.” >Present Time: 12:30>[ ] Talk to someone else [insert]. >[ ] Go scope out the meeting point for your appointment.>[ ] Write in.
Strength 3>any other melee powers
>>31686165I think buying Shadowfield or Subdermal II.I'd rather get something to buff invisibility or more armor.
>>31686174>[x] Talk to someone else [insert].maybe talk about dear old pep pep
>>31686174>[ ] Talk to someone else [insert].>[ ] Go scope out the meeting point for your appointment.Tell Laura we'll be scouting the appointment out, ask her if she's willing to train Lucas, etc.And then go scout the place.
>>31686165I want to get to level 3 wings or 3 strength.
>>31686211Gabbytalk to Gabby about dear old pep pep
>>31686174>Scope out the meeting point
>>31686211Oh yeah, Gaby.I'm >>31686216And I second talking ot Gaby.
>>31686174>[ ] Talk to someone else [insert]. Warn Gaby about Typhon and tell her that peter's looking info on both him and Joshua.
>[x] Talk to someone else [insert]. Gaby I guess. ask her what she thinks of the Mutant Exclusion Zone?, if she thinks we can coexist peacefully (lel) with NY.
>>31686251I second that.Really good to get her opinion
>>31686174>Gabby. Talk wit her about scouting.>>31686179And it upgrades our ranged powers, and climbing. Agility is more important right now, as we need the speed to dodge the nasty shit. I wish we could get super speed or something. We can already do plenty of damage to anything that's not inside a tank.We need ways to deal with phasters/teleporters and most importantly gunmen/snipers.Seriously phasing 1 or 2 + decent reaction is better than any armor. And makes walls/chains/exc useless. We have no way to deal with that right now, and there are a lot of gunmen out there.
>>31686174>[ ] Go scope out the meeting point for your appointment.Should we ask if Noriko wants to go with? To the attack not the meeting point.
>>31686185agreed.>>31686174Check time, Talk to gabs if we can and then head on out.
>>31686323>agreed.'Cause I like getting better wings, agility, etc. Hell, I'll even try to vote for Claws 2 (that's a good max, I think).I just think Shadowfield and Subdermal Armor II are better choices right now.
>>31686165Wings are cheaper
>>31686304Also we need psychic/magical defenses. See if someone here sells amulets for that or something. We really could use one. We could get mind raped anytime right now.
>>31686173Billion hours in paint to illustrate how I see it happening. Basically, as the size of the claws increases, the more joints it'll skip in order to avoid unnecessary stress to such weak joints.
>>31686174>>[ ] Go scope out the meeting point for your appointment.Get the lay of the land.
>>31686342We will have this thread and probably one more before we start the assault.shadow field before armor. We end up getting hit and lose our invisibility in every fight we've been in so far.
>>31686304wings 3 and a high level of subdermal= built in shieldsand I can only think like 2 phasers in the MU. Kitty is a good guy and Ghost is more concerned with big brother/corporations than mutie vagrants.>>31686354
>>31686389>shadow field before armor.Agreed.
>>31686342>>31686403>>31686407Sounds like a plan.
>>31686148I would take these claws over Lady death strike any day. Needle thin claws look stupid.
Got delayed briefly. Sorry. Writan' now.
>>31686425>Sounds like a plan.Pic related.
Do we have wings 2 yet?
>>31686459The text should say "Bork Bork"
>>31686389That's why we need agility. That way we don't get hit as much. We can invest eather in bunch of armor, or we can just never get hit.Agility is pretty shit, as far as skills go tho, but I am phase bro, and still buthurt, so don't mind me. Why you no take ultimate escape?>>31686403We are invisible. We don't need anything more than some shock/explosive absorption. We can see the attack coming, and we will probably be able to hide/doge from most tings, and must tings cant see us. With additional agility and strength, we can just rip out a rock or wall piece and put it in front of us. Better than built in shields.
>>31686463>Do we have wings 2 yet?No.
>>31686463sadly no.Its what I'm voting for thoughbecause not enough people back Druid atm.
>>31686486We already have agility now, so lets get the invisibility weakness patched before we decide to up that again mindlessly.
>>31686490I think we should save Wings 2 for later and go with Shadowfield.Invisibility keeps dropping in fights and we won't need wings when scouting in the building to which Victoria gave us the address.We could get Wings 2 later, though, definitely.
>>31686489Ok, wings 2 for reliable escape then. Not sure what I'm going for after that, maybe agility.
>>31686490I back druid, strength,healing vitae and agility. Wings, subdermal, sahdow field and healing are ok too.
>>31686486>implying we can dodge everythingI'll take guaranteed DR. >>31686523I'd back shadowfield if it made invisibility last longer instead of "you're blurry we're not a 100% sure where you are (hello area attacks!)
>>31686550>Wings, subdermal, sahdow field and healing are okI don't see why those aren't higher priorities. And we already have Healing 3.
>>31686550I thought our healing was maxed out?
>>31686559>you're blurry we're not a 100% sure where you areThat's more or less invisibility. And at least we'll be less visible rather than right there in front of them clear as day.
>>31686581Its just not good enough for me.
>>31686559Umm we have spider sense level of see stuff coming. We should be able to get to the nearest cower from anything short of the hulk, or bomb.>>31686581Psyhics dude. We will be smelled out/ found with psyhic/heat equipment anyway.
>>31686634>Psyhics dude.Not a problem now, nor do we have any means of fucking them up nor shielding against them mentally.
>>31686654Didn't Crusty say that JJ's invisibility DOES work against telepaths at least to some degree. The lvl 5 one should at the very least.
>[X] Talk to Gaby.Telling Lucas that you’ll keep him updated, you stroll over to the group, who appear to have finally moved on from blackjack to some esoteric game somebody probably learned in school (you’re betting Noriko). They glance up, and Nori (ding ding ding) offers to fill you in on the rules of engagement. “Maybe later.” You assert, not entirely sure how long you can keep up a card game without cheating out of raw instinct. “Gaby, mind if we talk?” She shakes her head. “Not at all.” “Uh… mind if we talk alone?” “Wha-oa!” Sitting on the outskirts of the match, Layla splits into three to finish the intonation as a chorus. Good to know she’s intent on abusing her powers whenever and however possible. “Is Gaby in trouble?” “No, you butt. Hush up. Gaby?” She briefly casts her gaze around the group, a note of worry in her eyes, before getting up. The two of you walk a little ways down the platform. “So, um…” She glances back at Kevin. “What is this about?”>[ ] Tell her only that Joseph may come after her.>[ ] Tell her Joseph was working on your father’s unfinished projects.>[ ] Tell her you have a friend looking into your dad.>[ ] Write in.
>>31686634we give no thermal signature when invis is active, so it shadow field acts like a muted invis, then it'll be a bitch of a time trying to find us by our heat signature.
>>31686688>[ ] Tell her you have a friend looking into your dad.Also give a word of warning about Joseph, and to run the hell away if he comes a calling.
>>31686634we're not going to ambush proof. somethings just can't be dodged. (and IIRC Typhon is immune to I can't believe its not spidey sense, like Venom is to Spider-man)>>31686688>[ ] Tell her only that Joseph may come after her.>[ ] Tell her you have a friend looking into your dad
>>31686654But anyone that can fuck us up has eater psyhics, or uses bullets or captures us with overwhelming strength/drugs.Only reason to get the field is if we get git by grandee or something, in which case we need reaction time/speed/strength, to ether toss it away. or flip up concrete block in front of us. >>31686696If they can't find us, they cant hit us in first place.Seriously, if they hit us when we are invis, they can hit us when we are shadow field.
>>31686688>>[ ] Tell her only that Joseph may come after her.>>[ ] Tell her Joseph was working on your father’s unfinished projects.>>[ ] Tell her you have a friend looking into your dad.All of the things?
>>31686688>[ ] Tell her only that Joseph may come after her.>[ ] Tell her Joseph was working on your father’s unfinished projects.>[ ] Tell her you have a friend looking into your dad.>[ ] Write in.We owe her honesty, plus getting her prepared would be good.And tell her that practicing her powers is a good thing. She's going to end up using them at some point, might as well make sure they don't fail whens he needs them most.
>>31686742>eater psychicsWhat?>bulletsWe can dodge those. We're pretty fast, though we might still get hit, yeah.>overwhelming strengthElectrostatic touch>drugsHealing 3 might mitigate that.
"It's about what happened back when The Facility kidnapped Urich. I just wanted to settle a little before talking about it. There was this guy, Joseph Typhon...">[x] Tell her Joseph was working on your father’s unfinished projects.>[x] Tell her that Joseph may come after her.>[x] Tell her you have a friend looking into your dad.
>>31686688Man,>[x] All three optionsAlso>[x] Segue into telling her after Joseph may come after her that if she hasn't been training her powers, she should start. It's completely understandable that she views them as demonic gifts but it would be used for good means, at the very least, to save Layla or any others if Joseph comes sniffing around. You bet she could teleport more than herself if she practiced at it.
>>31686688>[ ] Tell her only that Joseph may come after her.>[ ] Tell her Joseph was working on your father’s unfinished projects.>[ ] Tell her you have a friend looking into your dad.All the things
>>31686803Seconded."Make good use out of a.... "curse", as you more or less call it."
>>31686742That is a daft argumentSay we hit someone while invis (and we don't drop)then they counter and strike good because their well trained or what ever, we keep our invis up in muted form and don't pop right out on the opening fisty cuffs.Not to mention all the other times we might drop from a hard blow, like a blast wave from an AOE weapon etc.You don't need to be able to detect someone to get damn lucky.
>>31686803just like Hellboy!
>>31686819Umm we can now trow stuff, and not punch tings. Big improvement, if someone actually would use it.But yea, bombs and AOE are problem. I would migrate it with ang/str, not armor, as they offer same amount of active protection, with more benefits.We do need blast protection. Armor does not give much of it tho. I still think that carrying a shied/being able to rip out stone piece and use it as shield from environment is better idea.Getting druids sun absorption ting would let us carry shield around, and not be all that tired/hungry afterwards. Str too.What we need right now is reaction speed, and ability to move out of the way of stuff. Al tho active defense sucks, if we roll crackbitch. I guess you are right, we need surefire way to absorb damage wit the way we are rolling.
>>31686896Exactly!Hellboy was a being born of hell but uses his gifts to help humanity and reject the demonic beings with his giant right fist and a big ass gun!She's an apt comparison in this situation. Even if these gifts are 'demonic', there is nothing stopping her from doing good with them until that day you two might find your father's work with mutants.
>>31686986There's always this. You could use these to protect vital organs as long as you don't get a direct hit from an explosive and also geointuitive vision + agi should allow bullet deflection to certain degree.FOREARM PLATESRequires: Level 3 Claws & FangsCost: 2JJ becomes capable of protruding a set of armoured bone structures across his forearms and hands. These plates to not cover his joints, but they do provide a certain level of protection to this area, and can be used to block nasty attacks.
>>31686986WIngs 3 + subdermal = two big shields from your shoulders.Druid is not required for combat apart from phtosynth 5 which would allow us to break our power limit every now and then.Sure the throwing is cool, but we don't know about that yet, so until JJ does we have to work with what we have. Not to mention were not always going to have something to throw.Hey im not against strength or agil upgrades, but right now shadow field and subdermal are the better choices, especially against AOE weapons or just random bad luck.
>(1/2)>[X] All the things.“I-is this about”– “Nah.” Actually, you’re not sure what she was about to say. But it’s almost certainly not what this was about. “Look, Laura told you about that Joseph guy, right? The one that was involved my little vanishing act?” “…She didn’t mention him by name, but… yes…” She knots her clawed fingers together nervously, as if awaiting something awful and possibly incriminating. You get the impression Gaby spends a lot of her life like that.“Good. This is going to sound... insane… but he knew about my father.” “Doctor Green?” Her voice lights up. So do her eyes. You can’t help but hate that. “…Yeah. He knew things about his work, about his past... and he was trying to, I guess, finish what my dad didn’t.” What exactly that is, you’ve no idea. Joseph wasn’t entirely forthcoming about that, despite his various implications. A small part of you wishes you’d spoken to him longer, gotten more out of him… “I’m telling you this because you and are obviously, in at least some way, products of my father’s work. So Joseph could very well come after you if he ever finds out you exist.”
>(2/2)“Why would he…” “I don’t know.” You admit. “But he’s insane, Gaby. So you should really start trying to figure out your powers, because you might have to use them someday. If not to keep yourself safe, then Layla or Kevin or any of the others.” For a moment she just stares at the ground, tiny beads of moisture growing under her eyes. Then, in one quick, shameful motion, she brushes them away and smiles very faintly. “I thought… when I found something about Doctor Green… it wouldn’t be like this…” You feel a sympathetic gnawing in the bedrock of your stomach. You may not exactly understand or like her hero-worship of your dad, but you know it’s important to her. “Look…” You pace your words carefully, biting your lip a little. “I have a friend. He’s pretty smart”– Possibly. But that sounds better than ‘he has access to a computer’ –“and he’s looking into my father for me. So maybe we’ll hear something good from him.” “Really?” You nod vigorously, and she blurts out one of those sudden, relieved little laughs. “Thank you, John.”>Present Time: 12:36>[ ] Talk to [insert] about [insert].>[ ] Go scope out the meeting place.>[ ] Write in.
>>31687089>Level 3 Claws +2 pointsfuck no. Get Str, and a tick metal plate (trashcan or car door) or just pull out rocks/concrete to shield yourself.>>31687110You underestimate utility of not needing food. That allows us to carry/get more useful stuff, and displace the effects of malnutrition. healing, and str are limited by malnutrition right now. +We would save on money, and eventually could buy guards and have protection and some respect. (also we could go poison ivy, but that's 10+points away so meh).Druid would get us all the hungry, and some of the crack heads on our side. Free weed, food, and medical plants attract a lot of friends, that would protect you from harm.
>>31687248>[ ] Talk to [insert] about [insert].>[ ] Go scope out the meeting place.Tell Laura we're going to scope out the meeting place, and tell her that we want her to train Lucas in combat skills.
>>31686065Finger based.>>31686148Correct. Level 2 is more like pic related.
>>31687285I can back this
>>31687248>>[ ] Talk to [insert] about [insert].Let Laura know where we're going, and set up some more training sessions.>>[ ] Go scope out the meeting place.
>>31687257Hey, I wouldn't go for that either unless we had lvl 3 claws already. I just put it in the table, because it levels up with the claws if I understood it correctly.
>>31687257no, i am fully accepting of the need for a food source, and the powers usefulness, but it is still not really battle related. You can't argue they are when we could get the same effect by stuffing our face with hotdogs and passing them out.It amuses me when a concept i helped get rolling is stated back at me... >>31687321Thanks for getting back on that crusty.>>31687338Backing this.
>>31687285Seconding this. Teach the kid the basics of fighting. Also remind her to hold back like 75% when sparring. He doesn't have healing like the two of you do.Also, Laura would be a good partner for Gaby to train with if she would want to right now. Notsomuch with fighting, but playing tag with powers.
>>31687338This, but preferably with more people in the group as well involved if she's okay with it.
>>31687373Group training is fine, just so long as we don't invite people to our private game of tag.
>>31687248>[ ] Talk to [insert] about [insert].Lucas, Noriko, pipes and energy channeling.After that >[ ] Go scope out the meeting place.>>31687341We could just find a trashcan with decent metal walls and fold it to make ourselves a shielding bracers. Fuck why haven't we done this? We can carry a ton, so little weight to our fists is noting.>Find a trashcan/exc metal plate, and wrap it around our hand in multiple layers (some cloth under it for comfort) to make a makeshift wonder woman bullet deflection bracers. Get like half of inc of metal up there.
>>31687285>>31687338She should train Noriko also. Her and Lucas is an awesome combo.
>>31687419We would probably need Invis 5 to take that into invis with us.
>>31687419Because trashcans aren't bulletproof.
He meant bracers, though I do admit I was imagining some sort of Hobo Captain America shield at first.
>>31687457Not to mention it would look very weird to other people.
>>31687472That's pretty fucking cool
>>31687447Its just tick piece of clothing. Doesn't stick out from the cloak much. We can take a person in the field, so we should be ok.>>31687457Multiple layers. If you put like 5 trashcans in a row, they are bullet resistant. Maybe make makeshift glove/claws for extra arm protection.As for metal Street signs have some, but the old metal trashcans are the best.Also helps with pipes/fists/exc blocking, and puts some weight in our punches.>>31687472Well we could make that, but bracers are easier to conceal. I would like something like that too, but that might be really noticeable. I seen people make shields from street signs. They are not bulletproof, but if you layer them, its still metal wall. If we can manege an inch, it should be bulletproof. Inch of metal (or bit less) is pretty bulletproof.
>[X] Talk to Laura.>[X] Go scope out the meeting place.Checking the time on your phone, you decide it’s time to head out. Saying goodbye to Gaby, you head toward the stairs, stopping briefly beside Laura. She looks up from her quiet meditation. “Hey. I’m heading out for a bit.” You make to leave, but then a thought strikes you. “Um, just wondering, would you mind teaching Lucas a little about not getting beat up? I just feel like he’s gonna get himself killed otherwise.” She furrows her brow a little, turning her eyes toward the rest of the group. “I don’t mind.” She says, at length. “I do not believe the others enjoy my company, however.” Um… You flounder inside your own head for a second, unsure of how exactly to respond to that. “Well… maybe…” Think. Think. “This would help with that? I mean, spending a little time with them…” She answers that she’ll consider it, and you make your way out into the cold, silently berating the winter weather for clinging to New York for so long. Spring should be just on the horizon by now, but the frost and the snow just won’t let up. It’s like the world knows exactly how to make you miserable. You check the address before you make it out of the scar, plotting a vague course in your head. >Navigation Check>no DC, just degrees>+5 sensory bonus
Rolled 20 + 5>>31687680go
Rolled 5>>31687680here we go
Rolled 4 + 5>>31687680>>31687692well damn, that was a good start.
>>31687692...JJ SENSIEST THERE IS.
>Biological lizard compass.
>>31687652Guys, I just realized that we can wear plate mail with no real penalty. We should get large spiked shields/plates, as shields/boxing gloves, if we get more str. Dip them in diaria water, and we got poisoned dagger X 10 + portable cantrops, on top of a shield. We can get bulletproof crap, and carry the wight pretty easy this way. Idk about invisibility, but we should be able to hide extended clothing at this point, or we can just bend that shit under clothing.
>>31687692>Nat 20>thy gloryYou don’t know exactly where you’re going, but you have a vague idea. It helps that New York is now a patchwork of familiar and unfamiliar scents, winding around you in threads of ten thousand shades and widths and textures, each one adhered to a host of memories, of associations, of things said and unsaid, thought and known and unknown. You let your nose fill in the blanks left by your memory of the area, and soon find yourself turning into a narrow, winding road, the streets lined with old, tightly-packed houses, each one rising a good few floors to make up for their lack of elbow room. Checking the address once more, you trail down the sidewalk, keeping watch for door number 88. It doesn’t take you long to find it, but the look of the place doesn’t really inspire much confidence. Sure, it’s all fancy and Edwardian and stuff, but it’s a house, right? It doesn’t really look like an important office where important detective things happen. Then again, Holmes just had an apartment on Baker Street, right?You check the time. >13:55 PMYou’re early. >[ ] Be early. Knock on the door.>[ ] Be punctual. Wait.>[ ] Write in.
>>31687915Plate mail is loud as balls and makes any feats of agility impossible.
>>31687915Why would we wear platemail? Shits only good against swords. Not many people use them
>>31687915Wouldn't that make a lot of noise, though?
>>31687948>[ ] Be early. Knock on the door.But only after placing our ear against it and having a good listen. Might as well check is someones in before we knock.
>>31687948>[x] Write in.Dig through their trash, stakeout the place a bit, give them a free sample if you will.
>>31687948How early are we ?If it's 10 or 15 minutes:>>[ ] Be early. Knock on the door.If over 25 minutes:>>[ ] Be punctual. Wait.
>>31687948>[ ] Be early. Knock on the door.
>>31687948>[ ] Be punctual. Wait.
>>31688036You're scheduled in for 14:30.
>>31687948>[ ] Be early. Knock on the door.>>31687973Well we can get just the chest plate or something. We don't need the clunky parts that much. Gotta adapt it a bit I guess.But still we can just pile on metal on ourselves, just like Dr.DOOM! (J/K)And have similar bullet resistance. Come on guys figure something out. We can have instant armor, with minimal investment this way.
>>31687948>[ ] Be punctual. Wait.>[ ] Write in.Circle the building. Invisibly. See if he can smell anything. (don't actually go in)
>>31687948>[x] Be punctual. Wait.We don't want to look too desperate.
>>31688058>Punctual Being 30min early does not give good impression.
>>31688065O yea, changing it to >>31688069Circle the building.See if he can smell anything. (don't actually go in). Extra information would be useful. See if we can sense something, gotta impress them.
>>31688058In which case i change my vote >>31687982to being punctual.
>>31688058Shit we're earlier than I though. Might as well case the joint. Don't do anything too intrusive. But, this is a detective agency. Detecting thing might earn us some brownie points.Also. Be invisible.
>>31687948>>[ ] Be punctual. Wait.Go invisible, stake it out on overwatch. Maybe try hanging out all unobtrusive on a wall?
>>31687948>[ ] Be early. Knock on the door.We want to see everyone who comes in
>>31688133We should snoop around before going in. We have the time, and we can still be reasonably early.
>[X] Be punctual. Wait.>[X] Snoop around.Right, well, you’re not knocking on that big old door quite yet. There’s being early, and then there’s being desperate. That was one of the few worthwhile lessons you learned from Creeper. That, and the importance of knowing who you’re dealing with, along with – often more crucially – who they’re dealing with.Glancing about for passers-by, you wait till the street is clean of human activity, and take a short stroll up the wall of the building. Ideally, you’d just circle it, but there’s no meaningful gap between one house and the other, so instead you just make your way up onto the roof. It’s all old red tiles and weather-worn brick – there’s even an old-fashioned chimney up there. Making your way across the roof, you glance down over the other side, and are a little surprised to see a balcony veering out a little ways over a small garden. Judging by the indents along the brickwork, there used to be more – meaning this was once a flight of relatively roomy apartments that someone decided to convert into a house. Huh. This really is Holmes’ place. Except, that’d be more Georgian than Edwardian, wouldn’t it? >[ ] Listen at the wall. >[ ] Go find their trash. You can find out a lot from someone’s trash. >[ ] Invisible down to the balcony, listen/look from there.>[ ] Write in.
>[x] Go find their trash. You can find out a lot from someone’s trash.
>>31688361>[x] Listen at the wall.The option that makes JJ look the least suspicious if caught
>>31688361I'd presume that since JJ has lvl 5 senses, he doesn't have to look suspicious and stick his ear to the wall in order to listen.>[ ] Listen at the wall.
>>31688361>[x] Listen at the wall
>>31688361>>[x] Listen at the wall.
>>31688361>>[ ] Invisible down to the balcony, listen/look from there.We're coming dangerously close to The Question territory, as often as we sift through people's trash.
>>31688361>[ ] Go find their trash. You can find out a lot from someone’s trash. Smell out the trash, see if you can find something out quickly.Try to be inconspicuous.>[ ] Invisible down to the balcony, listen/look from there.After the trash.
>>31688361>>[ ] Listen at the wall.
>>31688361>[ ] Invisible down to the balcony, listen/look from there.
>>31688361>[ ] Listen at the wall.
>>31688361Can we be invisible while listening to the wall? She might have cameras all over the place.
>>31688420JJ's origin is pretty questionable.
>>31688391>>31688392>>31688405>>31688412>>31688435>>31688450>>31688484>Perception Check>DC15>+5 modifier
Rolled 20 + 5>>31688518
Rolled 3 + 5>>31688518No Crack today sir
Rolled 7Time to put these elf ears to work!
Rolled 18 + 5>>31688518
Rolled 16 + 5>>31688518
>>31688534>>31688544>>31688549The snowman gave us dark powers
>>31688534You know, I'm starting to think that when Typhon was with JJ in the cocoon, he took a lion's share of the crackbitch with him.
>>31688534GOOD JOB ANON
>>31688574I should never have let you build that obscene idol.
>>31688534AWW SHIT Spook IS ON THE CASE!
>>31688600You let us gave it a wizard hat.Every idol worshipper knows giving it a magical focus makes it stronger
>>31688600SNOW FOR THE SNOW GOD
>>31688618>Spook>not using better name VagrantPleb
>>31688652>not Haphazardwhat are you? some kind of guy with a opinion different from mine?
>>31688698Ugh! I hate those guys.
>>31688582He did want JJ's life to be his. That means he needed those crackbitch genes.>>31688600To be fair, Crusty, we may have passed them on to Typhon, so you probably should never have let us enter the cocoon.
>>31688698There are no opinions.Only my facts and your lies.
>>31688420Does that make Laura the Huntress?I'm okay with this
>>31688574Next time we abjure a demon, we must have a tiny statue of Frosty the Snowman to abjure with.
>>31688600 The star are right.....begin the ritual.
>>31688870Our's was more like frostard or something
>>31688648Jack Frost (1997)
>>31688926>Skeleton SnowmenTHEY LEARNTHEY ADAPT
>>31688980That was in the 2nd movie. Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman. I highly recommend watching it, it was funny as hell. Imagine muppets doing horror movie without songs and stuff, an it being pretty good.
>>31689007Watch out, Anon! Bananas!
all this horror B movie discussion got my brain thinking...what if we use druid powers for evil?
>>31689063Then we'd fit right in with the marvel universe, Anon.
By the way, could JJ use the druid powers to instruct plants growing into a certain shape?
>>31689089The MRD better not try to take back the Scar if they know what's good for them.
>(1/2)>Nat 20>ayi! Amon-Jahad!>ayi! Adad-Jahad! You lean in over the wall and press your ear against the old stone. The subtle tensions of the mortar fill your ears, and you sweep them aside, almost like opening a portal through space and time, reaching down into the innards of the building. You hear water boiling, steam hissing, a foot gently tapping at a carpeted floor. Four fist-sized drums, heartbeats, igniting over and over. Four people, then. Someone’s tapping away at a keyboard. You can almost hear the words forming, the each key associated with its own singular tone. Given an hour or two you could probably build a steady enough webway of associations to actually learn the sound-language of typing, and know exactly what’s being entered. Someone leans back on a chair. You hear the wood groan minutely. A female voices rises through the swirling vortex of noise. “Johnny?” You almost fly straight out of your skin, before rationality catches up to you and you realize that she couldn’t be talking to you. “You kept a journal on the Marko affair, no?”“Oh, uh…” Male. Somewhat raspy. Drawls in a way you associate with stoners and people who sat ‘dude’ a lot. “Yeah, yeah, it’s all around here somewhere… Or maybe on my pad?”
>>31689093too lewd anon
>>31688600Crusty, can we upgrade green thumb to make infused plants and stuff? (poison Ivy style maybe? Would be fun.
>(2/2)“I’d like a quick look, if you don’t mind…” Her voice lounges, like something sleek and watchful, something pouring across silk… “Yeah, uh, it’s…” He pauses. “I’ll get Gert on it.”The girl titters a playfully. Someone else snickers. “Well then, if she’s to be indisposed, perhaps you could tidy up some? We have a guest arriving, if you recall.” Someone else snickers louder.“Uh… actually, I’ll find it.” Replies ‘Johnny’.You stay there a little while longer, listening to the sounds of someone heaving stacks of paper around, before checking your phone for the time. >14:15 >[ ] Go knock at the door.>[ ] Eh, you’ve got a while. Head to the balcony, take a peek.>[ ] There’s always time for rooting through trash.>[ ] Write in.
>>31689175>>[ ] Eh, you’ve got a while. Head to the balcony, take a peek.
>>31689175>[ ] Go knock at the door.
>>31689175>>>[ ] Eh, you’ve got a while. Head to the balcony, take a peek.Be sneaky about it, and check for traps. That balcony might have cock.
>[x] Eh, you’ve got a while. Head to the balcony, take a peek.Smell the roses.
>>31689175>>[ ] Go knock at the doo
>>31689175>[ ] Eh, you’ve got a while. Head to the balcony, take a peek.
>>31689175>>[ ] Go knock at the door.
>>31689175>[ ] Go knock at the door.15 mins early is acceptable."It took less time to get here then I thought it would."
>>31689175>[ ] Go knock at the door.We have so got to learn the type writer sounds. It will be invaluable in future.
>>31689175Knock at the door.
>>31689175>[ ] Eh, you’ve got a while. Head to the balcony, take a peek.(while invisible
>>31689175>[x] Go knock at the door.
>>31689175>Go knock at the door.lets not get fired before we get hired
>>31689296YeahThere's a line between detective and creepy
>>31689063DOOM would approve of this anons.
>>31689175>Go knock on the door.
>>31689323>going through trashMuggas, we just took a bath, don't undo that.>check out the balconydo not tempt fate, especially if we don't have to. crack bitch does not go away, it just binds its time and waits to strike sometimes.
>>31689387didn't mean to link
I just realized that wings would probably be the most useful power for if we get the detective job. If JJ needs to find someone he could just do a flying nose scan of the city while invisible. And, if he's following someone that gets into a car he could just following it from the air. (I'm not saying he's faster than a car but traffic in a big city would slow it down a lot)
>>31689413The thing is, we either need shadow field or practice in order to keep the stealth reliably while flying.
>>31689413I was already going to vote for it anon
>>31689387> it just binds its timeTyphon will have one hell of a surprise when he thinks he's the apex of genetics.
>>31689510>bides its timeYou're welcome
>>31689175Hey Crusty you should post the tier one and two power lists with the opening post. Makes it easier to find them.
>>31689549Extrapolatives:http://pastebin.com/98mpGLrhTier 1:http://pastebin.com/PmF43Sr1Tier 2: http://pastebin.com/JYrcDPPk
>>31689549Twitter and Suptg
>>31689618I know where to find them. I was just saying it makes it easier then having to search for them.
>[X] Go knock at the door.Climbing back around to the street, you take a moment to look yourself over before knocking on the door. It’s not long before you’re hearing footsteps pound their way down a set of stairs, and eventually the door creaks ajar. You crane your neck around, and are treated partially to the sight of a narrow hallway leading up to a set of stairs, but mostly to a short, frumpy-looking girl with decidedly McGonagall spectacles set atop her nose and pink hair framing her face. She peers out at you with small, suspicious eyes, scanning you from head to toe. You might’ve been a little unnerved were she not like fifteen or something.Still, she clearly knows how to look confrontational and abrasive. Her parents must be so proud. “You the invisible guy?” She asks, her tone flat with the affected boredom of teenagerdom. “JP or JD or whatever?” >[ ] “Um, yeah. Who exactly are you?”>[ ] “It’s JJ.” >[ ] “No, I’m clearly Victor Von DOOM.”>[ ] Write in.
>>31689723>>[ ] “Um, yeah. Who exactly are you?”>>[ ] “It’s JJ.”
>>31689723>>[ ] “No, I’m clearly Victor Von DOOM.”>[ ] “It’s JJ.”
>>31689608>Level 5: JJ can hold this adhesive effect on objects for a short time after touching them. The electron disturbance that allows this ability to function now allows him to walk on liquids for short period of time. Lizard Jesus plsI know it's never going to happen.
>>31689723>>[ ] “It’s JJ.”
>>31689723>[ ] “No, I’m clearly Victor Von DOOM.”>[ ] “It’s JJ.”
>>31689740I prefer Raptor Jesus
>>31689723>[ ] “It’s JJ.” >[ ] “Um, yeah. Who exactly are you?”
>>31689723>>[ ] “No, I’m clearly Victor Von DOOM.”>>[ ] “It’s JJ.”
>>31689723>DOOMLike I have the self control to turn this down
>>31689723>[ ] “It’s JJ.”
>[x] “Um, yeah. Who exactly are you?”She couldn't care less and neither could we.
>>31689723>>31689738>>31689785Oh, throw into this "You must be Gert?"
>>31689723>[x] “No, I’m clearly Victor Von DOOM.”
>>31689723>>[ ] Write in.Turn invisible"Nope."
>>31689723>>[ ] “Um, yeah. Who exactly are you?”>>[ ] “It’s JJ.”eh, the Doom thing is getting old honestly
>>31689723>>[ ] “No, I’m clearly Victor Von DOOM.”It hasn't let us down yet>>[ ] “It’s JJ.” business
>>31689829It just needs the right moment
>>31689723>frumpy>pink hair>glasses>confrontational and abrasiveI this detective agency run by the runaways?
>>31689723>>[ ] “It’s JJ.”"And you are...?"
>>31689723>>[ ] “It’s JJ.” >>[ ] “No, I’m clearly Victor Von DOOM.”
>>31689723>>[ ] “No, I’m clearly Victor Von DOOM.”>>[ ] Write in."But really, just call me Lizard Jesus."
>>31689821Do that IF it's a voice we didn't hear back there.
>>31689859>[ ] “Um, yeah. Who exactly are you?”>[ ] “It’s JJ.” DOOM doesn't work here.
>>31689723>[ ] “No, I’m clearly Victor Von DOOM.”>[ ] “It’s JJ.” I arise from the archives like a mediocre fleshy phoenix.
>>31689867It pretty clearly is. And it's simple reasoning thta that being true, and him hearing 4 heartbeats, theres a 1 in 2 chance that it's her. If it is, DETECTIVE SKILLZ, if it isnt, it was worth a shot.
>all this DOOM...you do realize this is a job interview?
>>31689876agreed.The DOOM voice is not one to use at a serious employer until after we know them.
>>31689837yea, I suppose that's really it.
>>31689916humor is a good ice breakerand that is totally Gert from Runaways
>>31689723>[ ] “Um, yeah. Who exactly are you?”>[ ] “Oh, and it’s JJ.”
>>31689916people throw Doom around whenever it's an option anon. They can't help themselves apparently
>>31689723>>[ ] “No, I’m clearly Victor Von DOOM.”
>>31689723I am Dr.DP
>>31689723>>[ ] “No, I’m clearly Victor Von DOOM.”>>[ ] “It’s JJ.” its just the secretary guys, chill
>>31689723>[ ] “No, I’m clearly Victor Von DOOM.”>[ ] “It’s JJ.” "Also, who are you?"
>>31689936Does that make JJ Old Lace?
>>31689959not scaly enough...yet
>>31689723>[ ] “Um, yeah. Who exactly are you?”>[ ] “It’s JJ.”
>>31689723 >[ ] “No, I’m clearly Victor Von DOOM.”>[ ] “It’s JJ.”
>>31689723"DOOM cares not for cowardly invisibility! DOOM must be seen and obeyed!"
How heavy is Iron Man's suit?
>>31690101Worth the weight
>>31690101pretty sure its under a ton.we could just make our own though...
>>31690177>pretty sure its under a ton.JJ could suplex Iron Man.
>>31690101100 Kilos, give or take.
>[X] “It’s JJ.”“It’s JJ.” You say, keeping things nice and formal. Still, you can’t help but wonder how the hell you could mess up ‘JJ’. Its two damn letters. Technically ONE letter, twice. JP sounds like an abbreviation for some low-brow beer and you’re pretty sure JD was that guy from the doctor show your sister used to watch. “Gertrude.” She states, swinging the door open. You notice she’s not offering to shake your hand, but you’re willing to chalk that up to fear of hobo plague, rather than general impoliteness. “Does that hood ever come off?” Stepping in, you can’t help but shoot her an almost-glare (God bless reflective shades, they make these things so ambiguous), pulling back your hood. Your ears twitch reflectively under the unfamiliar exposure, and the girl breaks out a tiny grin.
>(2/2)“…What exactly do you do here, Gertrude?” You just have to ask. Her grin, or whatever semblance of a grin this surly teen is capable of, vanishes. “Everything, apparently.” She leads you up two flights of stairs, passing by a set of closed doors on both landings. Eventually the two of you come to what was once a large apartment, but hasn’t been for some time. It’s one big room, one side dominated by a low table and a set of couches, while the other looks more like some ancient workaholic’s coffee-crusted office, reminding you just a little of that stuffy room your father used to tuck himself away in. Tightly-bound folders lie sprawled beside a computer desk, where there sits… honestly one of the prettiest young women you’ve ever laid eyes on. She’s wearing some kinda silky red dress too. And… a domino mask. Brushing her luxurious blonde tresses aside, she glances back at you, smiling almost knowingly. “Welcome to the Blonde Phantom Detective Agency, Mr. Green.” “Hey, dude.” Says the voice from earlier, the one marked Johnny. He emerges from behind one of the couches, floppy brown hair hanging across his… mask. His grey and gold mask. >[Reaction]
>>31690365If Gert is here, does that mean the Pack is already dead?
>>31690365>Scrubs>JJ's sister used to watch>That excellent tasteShe just gets better and better https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr45DmZDjSc
>>31690402>You must be JohnnyShow off our sneaky skills.
>They mention the "Marko affair"Holy shit Cain Marko is The Fucking Juggernaut Bitch!
>>31690402"Well, gee, why didn't you people tell me we were going to a masked ball? I would have brought my hobo mask."
>>31690402>[Reaction]"What's with the masks?"
>>31690402>>[Reaction]"Well, I feel underdressed. If I'd known this was a masqerade I'd have ironed my ball gown."
>>31690402Just take off our glasses and give him a long stare."Hello Johnny"
>>31690442Or Flint Marko, the Sandman.
>>31690442Or Flint Marko, the Sandman.Are all Marko's evil in the Marvel universe?
>>31690402"Are the masks part of the uniform? Shades work better for me personally."take off the glasses, they're cool peeps.>>31690442or Flint Marko aka The Sandman
>>31690365>“Does that hood ever come off?”"Do the masks ever?"
>>31690402We heard four heart beats. When we where listening in.>You must be Johnny>Where's the other one?
>>31690526Seconded.>>31690539>Where's the other one?Seconded as well.
>>31690402>[Reaction]"Where's number four?"
>>31690402Hey Johnny, other guys name (we should be able to tell who is who with our senses). Whats up with the masks?
>>31690402>>[Reaction]Let's not let on we were eavesdropping on their names. Hearing heartbeats is somehow less intrusive than name swiping.Reaction:Listen for where the fourth heartbeat is.
>>31690402"Hey".Lets not say his name I'd rather not hint we we're listening in earlier.
>>31690539>>31690544My google senses are telling me it a dinosaur so we should avoid saying "person"Now that we're in the building we should be able to smell a big ass lizard.
>>31690603We could also probably find him with heatvision, because it can see through walls.
>>31690623Being cold blooded might make it difficult.>>31690599Your probably right. I'll still go for mentioning the other heart beat. And sniff around a little.
>>31690623Unless he's coldblooded. Which could happen.
>>31690544Or, gain knowledge of where the fourth is right now, and include knowledge of that in the question.Isn't number four coming out? or something
so I have a playlist I listen to during HMQ (got one for HQR as well but I digress)already got>Iris by Goo Goo dolls (togetherness stuff/Laura waifuing/accepting thy mutantness)>Sometimes you can't make it on your own by U2(togetherness theme )>The Great Beyond by R.E.M (JJ's growing potential and attempting the impossible)>Kiss from a Rose by Seal (because waifuing Laura was destined since we met her)>Mad World by Tears for Fears (for sad mugga times)>Raindrop prelude by Chopin (for obvious reasons)any suggestions?
>>31690772This is detective place, right? Knowing creepy stuff about people is a good ting here.
>>31690797>any suggestions?The Boxer by Simon & GarfunkelBorn in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
>>31690797Hollywood Undead - BulletThe Cranberries - Zombie
>>31690797Joseph Typhon's theme>>31684852
>>31690797Akira [Tr-7] Mutationhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlbxI3eazqk
>>31690797Silverstein - DepartureI listened to that on repeat while I read through the archives threads 1-63. It hit 1156 by the time I caught up.
>>31690879It especially fits because DMX is homeless now too
“Uh… what’s with the masks?” “I ask myself that every hour of every day.” Interjects Gertrude. “They part of the uniform or something?” You continue, ignoring her. The ‘Blonde Phantom’ (you assume she’s the Blonde Phantom, anyhow) rises off her chair, chuckling very lightly. Her every move is a study in elegance, like she just stepped out of some old-timey flick about classy rich folks, most likely involving gangsters and gumshoes and set sometime during Prohibition. “Not exactly. We wear them for the same reason there’s no sign up outside. Anonymity is important when dealing with the people we deal with.” She sways over to you, extending a hand. “I’m the Blonde Phantom, obviously. The man of mystery foraging behind our couch is Ricochet…” He waves with a gloved hand, the outline of a big, dopey smile forming behind his mask.“…And you’ve already met our intern, Gertrude. She and two of her friends work odd jobs for us.” Her eyes take on a tiny, mischievous gleam. “Their situation is somewhat similar to yours, so I’ve heard.” Taking her hand, you remove your shades, possibly in some kind of spontaneous fit of classy-lady-induced-politeness. Her eyebrows rise under her mask. “Oh my. What immersive eyes you have. And so very much like, well”– She nods over your shoulder, and you detach your senses from her just long enough to sense the approach of heavy male steps across the landing. A thick, spicy-sweet accent hits your ears:“Bonjour, mon ami.” -------------------------------------------------------------------->HMQ 67: END>Congratulations! You’ve earned an X-Point!>Congratulations! You got to your interview! >Congratulations! You met a whole load of peeps!
>>31690797Magneto was righthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogl6DcQu-AoHobo's Lullaby http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Octnnklt8ZMNightcrawin'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gtzPIraF2gborn in the USAhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPhWR4d3FJQ
>>31690923Please tell me it's Batroc and not Gambit
>dramatic meeting with 4th>HMQ67 -- END
>>31690955>Please tell me it's Batroc and not GambitIt's Gambit.
>>31690923Thanks for the run Crusty.Shadow field as our next buy please.
>>31690975I want to believe.
>>31690923Gambit? Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiii--Oh, and bank
>>31690923is dat sum gambeet?Also bank
>>31690797While Raindrop Prelude was always going to be JJ's theme, I recently realized that there's a Quincy Jones song almost custom made for him and Creeper, respectively.JJ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYuA_c_6if8&list=RDDf0Hzkau3HICreeper:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df0Hzkau3HI&list=RDDf0Hzkau3HI
>>31690993we're too small time for Batroc
>>31690923Aw yeah. Remy Lebeau is in. We should get along like a house on fire.Wings 2
>>31691009Anything but photosynth.
how many XP do we have now?
>>316910282I think this calls for a vote crusty.
>>31690923wings2 plox.we skylizard now.
>>31690994>Gambit tries to impress JJ with a card trick"that's cute"
Did we get Electromagnetic vision?
>>31690923Bioweave 2 or wings 2
>>31691054No, we got geo.
>>31691054we do not have it.
also voting for wings that we can use without dying horribly.
>>31691054No.We got geointuitive, though.
>>31691054Not yet.Fun realife fact: a robin has electromagnetic vision in one eye, and if you give it an eye patch it gets lost.
I want to work toward the reqs for Warp Spasm
>>31691054we don't have the prerequisites for it.
>>31691003You going to stick around for questions?
Okay then. Post, >1 for Winged Flight.>2 for Shadow Field.>3 to Bank.Don't quote this post. Don't greentext. Don't post anything but the number or your vote is thrown out, and also Queen Elizabeth II will use her Omega beams to reduce you to naught but negative space.
>>31691090Why? Photosynthetic Biology has perks, instead of penalties. + we can use Warp Spasm in pinch anyway.
>>31689792>Penny ParkerThere's another femclone of Peter? Pls Crusty just one instance of a street artist selling Raptor Jesus paintings?
>>31691136>>>31691121we can use Warp Spasm in pinch anyway.Not at will.
>>31691158>>31691159>>31691161>>31691167>>31691177What are you guys banking for?
>>31691200I'm going to guess at least one is banking for druid.
>>31691200Agility 3 myself.
>>316912141 wins fairly handily.
>>31691225Doubtful, we could have started on that right nowphoto 1animal aff 1
>>31691214>>31691243God damn it. I started browsing the internet and missed the vote.
>>31691173Why would we ever use it willingly when we are not half dead and really angry?Kinda waste of the points, in my opinion. If it nullified some of the penalties, then maybe, but we are better of getting strength, and calling it a day. Seriously its a berserk rage, we don't think clearly, and are fucked afterwards. This has too much backfire potential, and only real effect we ever gonna use is probably increased strength.
>>31691252Agility 3 as well
>>31691225The only things we can get for druid right now cost 1 point. Each.Agiltiy or strength 3 are the likely suspects.
WINGED FLIGHT wins. Congratulations, JJ is now even more fly.I'll be around a short short while to answer questions an' take suggestions an' stuff. Thread should be archived shortly.
>>31691184Sorry Crusty, spaced on the no quoting thing, not intentional just habit.
not really brah>wing>>31691134>>31691142>>31691153>>31691168>>31691174>>31691178>>31691187>>316912108>bank>>31691158>>31691159>>31691161>>31691167>>316911775>shadow field>>31691145>>31691179>>316911833
>>31691320and all the muties say we're pretty fly (for a elf-guy)?
>>31691320Do we need to roll to do basic flight now or are we good enough to at least get air born and travel in a general direction without crashing down?when do you think you will be running next?Again thanks for running.
>>31691321I don't understand why he does it this way.It's infinitely easier to count via Ctrl-F in chrome the number of posts that contain the exact string of >>[post number] newline [vote number]
Anybody wanna get Enhanced Contortion? It's only 1 point
Can we become fly while invisible or is too difficult?
>>31691320What's the Neutron Bum up to?Is JJ's little mutant commune lacking anything? Mattresses, blankets, ect...?Is the Ship still toppled over in the port or has it been dealt with? Asking because we could scavenge some good stuff there like beds and such (in the crew quarters not the cargo bins)Has the orphanage been cleaned out?>>31691376I do.
>>31691365Yea, I want to now if we have to roll for flight now. If we still do, can we recon the vote? We are so crack bitch we will instantly fall down.
>>31691409No retcon.I voted for SF, but no retcon.
>>31691409>If we still do, can we recon the vote?Nope.
>>31691409We have to roll. We just don't have to jump of building to do it now.
>>31691409>reconretcon?what the hell are you smoking.since when were you under the impression that you wouldn't have to roll?
>>31691406>Is JJ's little mutant commune lacking anything? a garden....
>>31691376That's next on my list.Damn good utility power for a one-pointer.
>>31691443Well then this is a waste of points. Seriously, we cant do anything roll dependent. Remember when we fell off buildings rapidly?Can you at least tell DC for normal flight?
>>31691409>not wanting flight after voting for it because he might fail a rollBiggest faggot if I ever saw one.
>>31691003>Those songsYes Crusty
>>31691376Yes actually. Especially since I'm pretty sure Gambit's still working for that thief syndicate in this reality.
>>31691376AW YEAH ADVANCED CONTORTION SON
>>31691365You'll need to roll to do anything fancy for a while.>>31691406Exploding people.Lots of things. Hence why the Corsairs do well.It's been dealt with. The orphanage is leveled. Concerned citizen Marc Spector has invested in the rebuilding effort.
>>31691398We can fly invisible but we need to practice a few more times. We've only tried flying twice. The first few times we try going invisible while flying we'll blink in and out of visibility.>>31691409We will still roll when we do fancy shit. Like if someone shoots at us. But not for normal flying.
>>31691490Dc 15. But the dc goes down a bit the long we have a power because we'll get used to it. If I'm remembering correctly.
>>31691565I mean JJ's specifically. Does everyone have enough blankets and are there enough mattresses for everyone?
>>31691709Does Laura know how to ride a bike? I can't really see her ever getting the opportunity to learn.
Playlist guy here, made one on youtube from my list and most of the suggestions here. WIP stillhttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLybatITnX4UI48qc-L2Hu0GzeEIbkrF_2&feature=mh_lolzwhat would be a good theme for Laura?
>>31691694Ohhh. There are enough blankets and mattresses. You still lake most of the amenities a house provides, but by hobo standards you're not doing bad.>>31691724She can ride a motorcycle.
>>31691709Next thread when?
>>31691724I like to imagine she knows how to ride a motorbike, but still needs stabilisers to use a pedal bike.
>>31691732Mutants in America by Adam Warrock
>>31691758can she pop a wheelie?
>>31691732Chopin - Valentina Igoshina - Prelude Op. 28, No. 15http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gV9gUeFHIwTunnel Snakes Rule!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0ximxe4XtU
>>31691732Nina Simone - Sinnerman full lenght http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn5tiuZU4JI&hd=1Mutants in Americahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S3UnbKNhVs
>>31691732That's super swell, mate. Human After All could be a good Laura theme, I guess, though the tempo's probably a bit fast for the way I write her. Also, while none of their songs are really theme material any means, it should be noted that Joseph prefers to do science while listening the Beastie Boys.>>31691793Possibly.
>>31691732Howl - Florence And The Machinehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZweDwbJ_Ic
>>31691888Real Human Being
>>31691791>>31691874can't believe I forgot about Mutants in Americaadded>>31691811already got rain drop prelude in thereand if the group name ends up being Tunnel Snakes( we do live in a tunnel and we do rule...), I'll put it in>>31691888I do like me some daft punk. Its got the spot until a better choice comes along.and as for Joey T and the Beastie Boys how about Sure Shot? (Because ya can't ya won't and ya don't stop SCIENCE!)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwF5r9AV6D8
>>31691888>The beastie boysAWW MAM YER JUS JEALOUS ITS THE GENETIC PROPHACY
>>31691939Nick Cave- Stagger Lee (For barracuda)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lneSAju-Xtc
>>31691999or maybe China White by the Scorpions for everyone's pal Joe.screams final bosshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGLGIv7HqLY
>>31691982Haha, well, I suppose that's appropriate.>>31691999Go for it. That's probably the most fitting track.Before I forget, I tend to listen to some Vangelis while writing this quest. It doesn't suit anyone in particular, but it just has that almost-hopeful ambiance, you know? You can imagine it framing a sunrise over the scar. Reve, I think, works the best out of their stuff, but they do good shit generally.
>>31691999Sorry I linked to the wrong post>>31692014
>>31692124https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x47NYUbtYb0I got Gaby's theme
Is Wasp Asian?
>>31691999Space Age Love Song- A Flock Of Seagullshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKFjD28qPwQAudioslave - Doesn't Remind Mehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBFdX37QpnkKansas - Carry On Wayward Sonhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X_2IdybTV0
>>31692167>>31692225Yah, I guess.
>>31692124When you planning to run again?
>>31692256>Yah, I guess.Your pic related.(I just like Asian Wasp, not sure why)
>>31692124>Vangelis...Bladerunner blues is so in. I can just see a little montage of JJ walking around the grand squalor of the Scar (Exclusion Zone is a shit name) and its peoples right now. Gray skies, rubble piles, and a cavalcade of muties huddled around hobo fires as JJ slowly marches to work with his hoodie up and head down....>>31692145don't worry, already on the list>>31692225not to my recollection
>>31692290>not to my recollectionUltimate Wasp (before she was made white for some reason), not EMH Wasp.Though she's cool too, definitely.
>>31692310That's what you said last time.
>>31692310>Tuesday, probably.Don't forget, or assume.
>>31692338why wouldn't Crusty use best Wasp?
>>31692290Pulp - Like a Friendhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm1sKABBotoWho Wants To Live Foreverhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jtpf8N5IDESleeping at Last - Resolve http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3UB4YQrffUStevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovelyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2WzocbSd2w
>>31692435Why not both?Same personality, Asian looks.
>>31692465Fugazi - I'm so tiredhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IKddfxkDWkIn A Big Countryhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOgCjTXVnWkKing of Pain - The Police https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mgSCKXSp9M
anybody think this fits Laura? (well, angry Laura anyway)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlnmNkMivHcanybody still even here?
>>31692290Pixies - Where is my Mindhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCD14IrOcIs>>31692879I am anon.
>>31692879Always figured Laura's would be something classical, so in my mind, hell no.
>>31693066>classicalwell shit, I got nothing on that front
>>31692290You still here cause I've got more music.
>>31693066...wasn't Laura a Dazzler fan?
>>31692310What does Laura think of JJ's general competence and ability to get things done?
You'd think Marvel would have released a "Dazzler" song or album or something.they tried to push her so hard in the 70's
>>31693167>>31693202I don't know, I know she went to a Dazzler concert with her cousin, but that doesn't exactly make her a fan. I just think her personality and the way she usually fights would go better with classical music, maybe a symphony?
>>31692290Spectacular Spider-Man themehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dEP_TebXaE Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Runnin' Down A Dreamhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1D3a5eDJIsGoldfish - We Come Togetherhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-tNUur2YoUCorey hart- I wear my sunglasses at night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upwY47g-uP0