Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=homeless+mutant+questPastebins:http://pastebin.com/UuVeJFighttp://pastebin.com/98mpGLrhhttp://pastebin.com/PmF43Sr1http://pastebin.com/JYrcDPPkYou are John James Green, mutant vagrant.Three down, three to go.This afternoon, you have some kind of big fancy gala to go to (seriously, for reals, that’s not hobo code for anything), where you’ll be getting up to all kinds of shifty crap. Now, however, you’re playing tag, and you are It (of course you are. You’re a young man somewhere in the mid-point of transforming into a giant mutant lizard. Who else could possibly be It?). After dispatching Layla, you tagged Kevin and Gaby in quick succession. Now you’ve found Lucas and things have gotten… weird. “Dude.” You break your silence, and your invisibility, materializing out of the air. “What are you doing?” Lucas nearly jumps out of his skin. What it LOOKED like he was doing, to you, was messing his knuckles the hell up. He stares in silence, the empty apartment seeming almost eerily quiet in the absence of his fists crack-crack-cracking against the wall. “Uh…” He looks like you’ve caught him with his hand in his pants. Doesn’t know whether he should be running or not. Legs are tense, like springs. “…this is… it’s how I charge up my powers.” >Present Time: 12:25 PM>Hunger Level: 3>Current Funds: $775>[ ] Oh okay. By the way you should be running.>[ ] You’ve seen him do something like this before, but it wasn’t hurting him. Why is it now?>[ ] Bring up the first time you met him. He didn’t hit anything there.>[ ] Write in.
>>34648819>[ ] You’ve seen him do something like this before, but it wasn’t hurting him. Why is it now?>[ ] Bring up the first time you met him. He didn’t hit anything there.
>>34648819>[ ] You’ve seen him do something like this before, but it wasn’t hurting him. Why is it now?>[ ] Bring up the first time you met him. He didn’t hit anything there.>Yer bleedin' m8
>>34648851This, call Lucas out on his shit
>>34648896I'm kinda second guessing that, since, if he was lying, wouldn't we notice right away?
>>34648819"Pain? Is that it?"
>>34648819>[ ] Bring up the first time you met him. He didn’t hit anything there."Long pauses do not help making a convincing excuse."
>>34649063Not necessarily. We don't have enhanced kinesics or that neuro electricity brain reading thing. People can still fool us by simply calming down their heart rate and shit
>Muscle Memory>Enhanced Kinesics>Echolocation>Neuroelectrical Perception>Telescopic VisionSoon.Hey Crusty, if we get Echolocation, will Geointuitive still only be used with JJ's eyes even though his brain is what's doing the intuitive "calculations"?
>>34648819>>[ ] You’ve seen him do something like this before, but it wasn’t hurting him. Why is it now?>>[ ] Bring up the first time you met him. He didn’t hit anything there.
>[X] You’ve seen him do something like this before, but etc.>[X] Bring up the first time you met him.Yeah, well, that seems sort of like a load of shit. “Okay… well, yeah, I’ve seen you do that stuff before… but you weren’t bleeding.” You tried not to sound too accusatory, but apparently that was in vein, because Lucas’ caught-off-guard expression begins to look a lot like anger. “It doesn’t… it doesn’t work like that.” He explains. “Not always. I can only take so much of the force in, some of it has to go somewhere…” The blood prickles at your nostrils, warm and sharp and darkly intoxicating, like the aftertaste of rum. You can almost feel his knuckles pulsing from there. “What about the boat?” You ask. “You didn’t have to hit anything on Creeper’s ship.” He huffs, rolling his shoulders in annoyance. “It works different with heat. It’s easier.” >[ ] Either way, he can’t just keep punching stuff. >[ ] Let it be. He’s being generally weird here. >[ ] Write in.
>>34649232That's a good question.
>>34649232Nope, with echolocation you could feasibly use geoint around corners.
>>34649274>Haven't you been getting a power charge from Noriko?
>>34649274>>[ ] Either way, he can’t just keep punching stuff.>>[ ] "Listen Lucas, I'm not trying to make fun of you, man, it's just... your hurting yourself. And if it's just to get a better boost of power, then maybe we can come up with a better way to do that."
>>34649274>[ ] Let it be. He’s being generally weird here. While suspicious, the man knows best for himself.We can make a comment after this is over, remember we are running on a clock.a good 10 second head start seems sporting here.
>>34649274>>[ ] Either way, he can’t just keep punching stuff.>>[ ] Whoa man, there's got to be a better way to do that then mutilating yourself
>>34649274>[x] Write in.'Whatever floats your boat, man. Personally, it's the fear of the homicidal mob high on my heels and the smell of burnt flesh coming from my left shoulder.'
>>34649274>[ ] Either way, he can’t just keep punching stuff.>Tell him we'll need to find a way that isn't him damaging his handsAlso,>vein>>34649307Fucking yes.
>>34649274>>[ ] Either way, he can’t just keep punching stuff.
>>34649319Second. This sounds good.
>>34649405Can't he drain electricity too?I remember Noriko using him as a power dump by holding hands
>>34649405>Tell him we'll need to find a way that isn't him damaging his handsOh, and especially if it's not an emergency and he has no other options. Wrecking your knuckles because you need your powers for a training session is pretty bad.
>>34649307Aw yeah, soon we will become the ultimate ninja warrior
>>34649274>>[ ] Either way, he can’t just keep punching stuff.>>[ ] Man, there's a serious risk of popping a vein in your hand. There's gotta be a better way to do that.
>>34649473And if we get Subdermal 5, he can be the Ninja Terminator.
>>34649319Thirded. Also, offer to shock him with are lightning touch.
>>34649473>senses 5>infrared/thermal vision>invisibility>contortion and adhesive touch>Taser hands and claws that cut through metal>Enhanced physical ability in general>eventual stealth/infiltration training with Laura stacked the muscle memory>eventual echolocationThe Dark Lizard Rises
The powersperging can wait.(at least till bump limit?)how about we fret about how we'll find Laura instead?
>>34649679This isn't powersperging. Not yet, anyway.
>>34649679>The powersperging can wait.No, it can't and it isn't even at that level yet. It's more like jerking off to how amazing JJ will be.>how about we fret about how we'll find Laura instead?Senses and hope that if she did mask her scent, we can at least find where she did it and find a way to go from there.
>>34649750>>34649721Could just go for a general request to keep it till thread end then? We know JJ will be awesome.
>[X] Either way, he can’t just keep punching stuff. Okay. You think this is possibly time to deploy ‘reason’. “Listen Lucas, I'm not trying to make fun of you, man, it's just... you’re hurting yourself.” You nod down at his hands. He follows your gaze, and he looks almost… disgusted. “And if it's just to get a better boost of power, then maybe we can come up with a better way to do that. Weren’t you making headway with Noriko, helping her regulate her charge?”You feel his fists tighten. Nails almost biting through flesh. He’s sweating quite a lot, isn’t he? “Noriko ain’t always here is, she!?” He shouts, the red in his eyes overrunning their borders, lancing out through the air in bright bands of crimson static. “She most definitely wasn’t there when they snatched me off the street! She wasn’t there in the crate! She wasn’t there when…” His heart skips a bit. He sways very slightly on his feet. “…she wasn’t…” “Alright, uh…” You’re starting to actually be pretty worried now. Little flecks of lightning are coiling across Lucas’ knuckles – reminds you of Noriko. “…Lucas? Did… did you get a top-up from Noriko right before this?” He nods. His eyes pop and spark, like little Roman candles. “…And, uh, you’ve been doing that a lot, right…?” “…Yeah…” “…And…” And you feel you stomach curdling. “…And you haven’t been releasing any of it, have you?”He’s silent. The air shimmers around his fists. >[ ] Maybe he should calm down and go release that energy elsewhere.>[ ] Maybe YOU should stop annoying him and get da hell out of there right now. >[ ] Maybe you should just pretend you’re not noticing this, maybe he’ll work it off. >[ ] Write in.Need to pop over the road quickly by the by. Tomatoes.
>>34649750maybe get the high ground (scale a stable building?) and roll perception?
>>34649820>[ ] Maybe he should calm down and go release that energy elsewhere.
>>34649820>[ ] Maybe he should calm down and go release that energy elsewhere."I bet you twenty bucks you can't use that energy to run super fast."Or whatever way of releasing it you prefer.Just give him some extra incentive to blow off some steam.
>>34649820Uh, fuck.>[ ] Maybe he should calm down and go release that energy elsewhere.>Be ready to move if he's gonna start a fight
>>34649820>[ ] Maybe he should calm down and go release that energy elsewhere.power and angry teens are not a good mix.we can talk more, he clearly needs a more constructive outlet than self harm (or JJ's old beat up random strangers)
>>34649820>[x] Maybe YOU should stop annoying him and get da hell out of there right now.
>>34649899Kinda like this.Give him some power training in a way that's not his usual (blasting), and provides a starting point for him to learn how to utilize absorbed energy.
>>34649820"Well this is a chase, lets see how well you can avoid me"
>>34649750>No, it can't
>everyone telling him to 'calm down'This will go well.
>>34650277We're also trying to give him a reason to let out the energy so he doesn't explode.
>>34649820>Maybe he should calm down and go release that energy elsewhere.
Can Lucas block creeper's invisibility with his energy absorbtion? Adult Bishop could block psychic mindfuckery with his powers, so would creeper's power fit that category?
>>34650367>>34650462Didn't you already ask this?
>>34650477Yes, but I deleted the post because too many grammar errors.
>[X] Maybe he should calm down and go release that energy elsewhere.>[X] Write in.“Well, uh… you feeling alright, Lucas?” Small steps to start with. “I feel great, actually.”He doesn’t look great. He looks like he’s gonna hurl. Except, instead of sicking up everywhere, he’ll bring the whole building down. “That’s good.” No it’s not. Not it’s not. “In that case… I bet you twenty bucks you can’t use all that energy to run super fast.” No! No what are you even doing? Why would you ever say tha– You duck aside almost automatically as the ground explodes under Lucas’ feet and he goes hurtling past you, snapping free a length of naked rebar on his way. He makes it to the other end of the apartment block in two explosive leaps, each one thundering in your ears like cannonfire, and hurls his makeshift javelin straight out into the opposite building. It bores deep into the concrete, a vague red light propelling it on its way. And then he jumps out. >[ ] Fly after him, try to hit the wall before he does.>[ ] HOLY SHIT what if he falls grab him grab him. >[ ] Nope.jpg time to make yourself scarce.>[ ] Write in.
>>34650501>[ ] HOLY SHIT what if he falls grab him grab him.
>>34650501>HOLY SHIT! Save his ass! (if he needs it...)
>>34650501>>[ ] HOLY SHIT what if he falls grab him grab him.
>>34650501>[ ] HOLY SHIT what if he falls grab him grab him. It is a chase after all.
>>34650501HOLY FUCKING FUCKER FUCK FUCK FLY RUN DANCE ROLL WHAT THE FUCK
>>34650501>[ ] HOLY SHIT what if he falls grab him grab him.next time just tell him to laser
>>34650501>>[ ] HOLY SHIT what if he falls grab him grab him.We are playing tag, lets play tag.
>>34650568Wrenloft chooses the sensible course of action. We are fucked.
>>34650636Or blessed. Honestly, with Wrenloft it's hard to tell.
>>34648819>>You’re a young man somewhere in the mid-point of transforming into a giant mutant lizard. Who else could possibly be It?kek>>34650501Follow him from a distance, keep on eye on him, let him work that energy down.
>>34650595>>34650636typing on your phone aren't ya?
>>34650501>>[ ] HORY SHEET what if he falls grab him grab him.
>>34650501>Go and follow after him, grab him/stop him if it looks like it's necessary. He wouldn't jump out if he thought all he'd do is hurt himself.
>>34650739Honestly? I'm not betting that he does know what he's doing, given how fragile his emotional state seems to be.
>>34650803If it starts looking bad, we probably have sharp enough reflexes to save him if it looks like he'll crash
>>34650877I'd rather we're preemptive on saving him, then trusting our crack bitch reflexes
>>34650803So you think he's jumping to kill himself or intentionally harm himself? Regardless of you believing he's currently emotionally fragile, he would still believe what he is doing will not break something or be suicidal.The only thing up with him is probably feeling helpless that he can't do jack by himself.
>>34650956whoa mate, I never said that, I was just saying he might not be banging on all cylinders and not have as tight a control over his power
>>34650936He can more than likely absorb the kinetic energy from the landing too. Or at least enough to be non-fatal.His main problem is he's overloading on energy, and Noriko is example enough of how that can be dangerous.
>[X]Go and follow after him, grab him/stop him if it looks like it's necessary. He wouldn't jump out if he thought all he'd do is hurt himself.
>>34651028Ah. In that case, grabbing him would likely interfere with/interrupt whatever he's doing, right? He believes he can at least make the fall and is planning on it. Coming out of nowhere and grabbing him in the middle of it seems more likely to hurt him, and JJ if attempts to grab him.
>>34651148I disagree, based on>>34651073Letting him complete the fall may have him absorb more kinetic energy then he can handle
>>34651198How high are we?
>>34651217I think JJ is sober actually.*laugh track*
>[X] Write in.Holy shit man. You dash in Lucas’ wake, the air rippling with faint traces of heat around you. You’re honestly surprised there’s no steam coming of his flesh. You have no idea what he’s doing and no idea if HE has any idea what he’s doing, and you’re not entirely sure what you’re doing either, except now you’re – You hit air. Your arms stretch and contort, wings spreading in their place. You sail, dipping down to follow after him. He streaks through the air like a comet through the atmosphere, a trail of bright red phosphorescence bleeding through the sky behind him. Amazingly, he makes it – he looks like he’s in for the drop for a second, but at the last moment you realize his trajectory. He’s aiming for the length of rebar he threw into the opposite building. And he catches it – just. His fingers slip and slide a little but they eventually find a solid grip. Barely hesitating, he slams his palm down on the wall. A deep, crimson glow spreads through the concrete, like blood through linen, and without warning it explodes inward, forming an impromptu entrance. Swinging inside, he breaks into a run – presumably for the other end of the building, where he can do that shit again. >[ ] This is insane, tell him to stop. >[ ] Keep chasing him.>[ ] Fly over the building, see if you can head him off.>[ ] Write in.
>>34651292>>[ ] This is insane, tell him to stop.
>>34651292>[ ] Write in."Did you know you could do that?"
>>34651292>>[ ] Fly over the building, see if you can head him off.
>>34651292>[ ] Keep chasing him.Diverting course now is a) a good way to lose him and b) will slow us down too much.Get those reflex's in. Even with this power load he should tucker out soon, just keep an eye out for bystanders.
>>34651292>>[ ] Fly over the building, see if you can head him off.Don't want to interrupt him, besides he's just working off some stress
>>34651292>[ ] This is insane, tell him to stop.>[ ] Write in."Stay inside the Scar!"
>[x] Keep chasing him.
>>34651292>[ ] Fly over the building, see if you can head him off.And if JJ believes it's necessary ->[ ] This is too much, tell him to stop.Jesus Christ, Lucas is should now be included (somehow) in all of our training sessions.
>>34651292>[ ] Keep chasing him.Duh, this is Tag. Playground bullshit is the best/safest way for him to practice his new moves, and we sorta provide a safety net if he misses a landing.
>>34651292>Keep chasing himAnd you know what! Shout some goddamn encouragement! That was insane, poorly planned, and fukkin' awesome! Nicely done, now let's see if Lucas has staying power.
>>34651292>>[ ] Keep chasing him.
>>34651390>[ ] Fly over the building, see if you can head him off.Never mind, switch that with>[ ] Keep chasing him.
>>34651292>>[ ] Keep chasing him."Lucas, what the actual fuck, did you know you could do that?"
>>34651292>[ ] Keep chasing him
>>34651292>>[ ] Keep chasing him
So the best method for training Lucas is to wait until he's charged up, provide motivation and then let/make him think on his feet about how to utilize the power?
>>34651581Well, it may be the best method we have available to us at any rate...
>>34651581Right now? Yeah. It's working at least.
>>34651292>[ ] Keep chasing him.Crusty, how fast is he moving? We should be able to know it without QM fiat or a previous JJ's estimation because current JJ has Geointuitive, right?
>[X] Keep chasing him.Wow, that was completely insane. You can’t help but he sort of impressed, though.You definitely couldn’t have made that jump. Not without rockets strapped to your boots, anyhow. You soar down in through one of the nearby windows, following Lucas as he runs – smashes, okay, he’s smashing through walls now – through the building, debris flying in his wake. You grimace as your arms transform. Kinda annoying having to shift your arms every time to swoop into a building. They’re just not made for the indoors – too big and clunky. In the air they guide you through the void without trouble, but on the ground they just mess up your balance. Even with the head-start, you’re faster than him on foot, and you manage to cut him off in the remains of some dude’s (and his family of four, heat shadows on the wall, don’t look don’t look) dining room. “Nicely done.” You congratulate him, and instantly realizing you’re rewarding him for recklessness and overall stupidity. Better back up a bit. “You… you knew you could do that, right?” He doesn’t answer. He just sort of looks like he’s gonna vomit again, and then… then he raises both his hands up into a ball, the air shifting crimson around them, and –Ah. Oh. >Reflex Check>DC18>+4 modifier
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>34651711dice pls
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>34651711
Rolled 6 + 4 (1d20 + 4)MOTHERFUCKER
Rolled 13 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>34651711Rolling
Rolled 4 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>34651711Oh lawd
>>34651744>>34651752>>34651763>>34651768Fuck you too, dice
>>34651650He's running at normal kid speed most of the time. When he made that leap it was... well... think of that big Kryptonian fucker from MoS. The mook with no real name or personality.So, pretty fast. He essentially jumped twenty or so feet in an instant.
hello darkness my old friend
>>34651744>>34651763>>34651752oh d20, I hate you too
>>34651744>>34651752>>34651763I guess were getting blasted out of the wall then. Fun times. See, this is why we have shit like subdermal.
Wait. I want to use karma. We actually have 1 point it seems.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>34651785>>34651794>>34651807>>34651824I guess people can't tell that i fucking hit 1d10
>>34651850That's not how karma works
>>34651850>I want to use karma.1.) No natural 12.) Why?
>>34651850karma only works on critfailsthis here is a regular fail
>>34651768Wouldn't my roll here count as 18?+4 from Enhanced Agility and +1 from Agility according to the stats pastebin.And this guy >>34651752Rolled a d10
>>34651877>>34651879>>34651886Guess I forgot or am getting different points mixed up from other quests. Where was that originally posted? Sucks though, I don't want to get hit by something we don't know the strength of.
>>34651914Pritty sure itll just be failed by 1. so 17.
>>34651914I don't know if it works that way. Crusty hasn't updated those stats in ages
>>34651949>>34651983It might just be 17, but I'm curious if the bonus attributes in the pastebin still count.
>>34651914actually a good point, plus JJ sense should grant a bonus maybe?Or is JJ sense what grants us a roll in the first place?
>>34651948Feeling the guilt of hurting JJ will help Lucas keep his power in check. Everything's allright. Except maybe for the trauma he'll get from this.
>>34651752Oh hey, that is a d10. Guess >>34651768 minimizes our failure to a merely excruciatingly painful level.
>>34651914It's probably not a straight agility roll, our reflex probably has various modifiers for current situations, certain exploratives and powers.That said, pic related.
And we have to go to work later today too....
>>34651993I suppose it could be worse.
>>34651990That's a good point, what about our danger sense? Wouldn't that tip us off?
>>34651990>>34652083Yeah Crusty, is JJ's danger sense included in the modifier?
>>34652117Clearly it is.Clearly this will hurt...
>>34651948>I don't want to get hit by something we don't know the strength ofDon't be silly. There's zero real danger here for obvious meta reasons.
>>34652164Well, Agility 4 gives us a plus 4, so that's the only modifier I see
>>34651768>17>closeThe danger sense explodes along your spine.“No! Don’t”– He slams his fists down. You feel the floor disintegrate under you. It rolls in slow-motion, like wave through calm seas – a flash of red like a spike in the back of head, concrete shifting and cracking apart instantly, plaster transforming into streams of pressurized vapour. Rolling thunder, like cannons lighting up the horizon. You jump, or you would, but the ground beneath your feet is like topsoil, just rubble falling away into the void. You grasp at the air and you fall. You –Everything flashes back and forth. You’re on the ground. Everything’s rumbling. You think you hit your head? Yeah. You groan. You hit your head. Must’ve been some of the debris. You blink, pulling yourself up, and take stock of your surroundings. You’re surrounded by rubble, most of it from the floor above, some of it possible from the one above that. The building around you groans uneasily, and you realize, glancing about, that one of the main supports is capsized across the very prone form of Lucas, who appears to be out cold. >[ ] Test your surroundings. Don’t want the rest of the building to come down on you.>[ ] Oh shit, get that pillar off him.>[ ] Oh shit, drag him out.>[ ] Oh shit, check his pulse and stuff.>[ ] Write in.>>34651846His name is seriously Nam Ek?>>34651914It's not straight-up Agility, due to the exact circumstances.
>>34652232>[ ] Test your surroundingsThen>[ ] Oh shit, drag him out.
>>34652232>>[ ] Test your surroundings. Don’t want the rest of the building to come down on you.>>[ ] Oh shit, get that pillar off him.>>[ ] Oh shit, drag him out.>>[ ] Oh shit, check his pulse and stuff.first surroundings, then check if we should be moving (broken bones and shit), then pulse, the GTFO
>>34652232>[ ] Oh shit, get that pillar off him.>[ ] Oh shit, drag him out.>[ ] Oh shit, check his pulse and stuff.
>>34652232>[ ] Oh shit, get that pillar off him.>Then carry him out.>Listen for his pulse as we do it, Senses 5 mang.
>>34652232>[ ] Test your surroundings. Don’t want the rest of the building to come down on you.then>[ ] Oh shit, check his pulse and stuff.then>[ ] Oh shit, drag him out.
>>34652232In order!>Check pulse!>Check that we can safely remove the debris from Lucas (it won't kill him)>Remove the debris from Lucas>Kick the kid awake
>Show up late to thread> Find out we are about to be obliteratedWhy am I surprised?
>>34652117>>34652207JJ knows what's going to happen even if he didn't have danger sense. Sometimes things happen too fast for JJ to react even when he knows what's going to happen.This roll is purely for reaction time. Hence no bonus.
>>34652232>>[ ] Test your surroundings. Don’t want the rest of the building to come down on you.>>[ ] Oh shit, get that pillar off him.>>[ ] Oh shit, drag him out.>>[ ] Oh shit, check his pulse and stuff.Yeah, looks like I was right about Lucas not having a good handle on his powers
>>34652232>>[ ] Test your surroundings. Don’t want the rest of the building to come down on you.>>[ ] Oh shit, get that pillar off him.>>[ ] Oh shit, check his pulse and stuff.
>>34652232>[x]Oh shit>[x]Oh Shit>[x]OH SHIT>[x] check his pulse and stuff.>[x] get that pillar off him.It's going to bite us in the ass later on, but disregard the five guys we ran into. no time for that.
>>34652232>[ ] Test your surroundings. Don’t want the rest of the building to come down on you.>[ ] Oh shit, get that pillar off him.>[ ] Oh shit, drag him out.>[ ] Oh shit, check his pulse and stuff.>[ ] Are you okay?!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J-rkVtgpp4
>>34652232>[ ] Test your surroundings. Don’t want the rest of the building to come down on you.then>[ ] Oh shit, check his pulse and stuff.then>[ ] Oh shit, drag him out.then>Tell him that was cool as hell but he's an idiot.
>>34652232>>[ ] Test your surroundings. Don’t want the rest of the building to come down on you.>>[ ] Oh shit, get that pillar off him.>>[ ] Oh shit, drag him out.>>[ ] Oh shit, check his pulse and stuff.
>you manage to cut him off in the remains of some dude’s (and his family of four, heat shadows on the wall, don’t look don’t look) dining room. We need to save those heat signatures before the building falls on them.
>>34652461>"but he's an idiot"No. He's a short sighted semi-suicidal moron who's so fucking afraid the he's to weak to make a difference in this fight that he went all kamikaze in TRAININ to prove to himself that he has what it takes! This might come down to him laying down his life for the cause, yes. But not over some this stupid and certainly not when it doesn't matter.
>>34652532Dude they are ash stains on the wall.
>>34652461>>34652443>>34652375>>34652364>>34652359>>34652326>>34652297>>34652279>>34652272>>34652268>>34652262>Strength Check>DC15>+3 modifier
Rolled 15 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>34652554Rolling
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>34652554
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>34652554
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>34652554go go go nat1 incoming
>>34652570Works for me!
>>34652532They are dead, from whatever caused the Scar in the first place.
Rolled 8 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>34652554
>>34652532Ah, some people may not remember, but one of the common sights in the Scar is that of 'heat shadows' or 'blast shadows', ash imprints left after whatever created the Scar vaporized a bunch of people.They be dead. They been dead for ages.
>>34652570>>34652574JJ STRONKJJ SMASH!
>>34652532...you want us to save the people-shaped outlines of where a family died from a massive explosion?
Guys... look, I'm not pointing fingers, I don't want to say we should have done things differently... Can we please seriously consider getting an ability that could help heal our allies if and when they do dumb shit like this? Please?Eventually the dumbs hit is going to say our ass at their expense.
>>34652618so what you're saying is we need to time travel?which extrapolatives would we need?
>>34652618Sounds like a nice place.>>34652669>look, I'm not pointing fingersStopped reading there.
>>34652669I was gonna say, this is where healing vitae might come in handy. At least, if Lucas isn't bleeding internally.
>>34652618What he means is something like this. The aftermath of an atomic blast, heat so great that it can burn shadows on the ground.
>>34652673Not an extrapolative. Phasing.
>>34652618should we draw faces on them?
>>34652700He's saying we should Healing Vitae because of shit like this and was trying to say it in a way that wouldn't cause power sperging
>>34652669After quest. Keep it there.kind of common curtsy now
>>34652673>what extrapolations would we need?We'd need to steal a timeship...so we'd need to jack a tardis.
>>34652618Sorry. I thought "heat shadows" meant that JJ was using infrared vision to see their heat signatures through the wall.
>>34652669Wow, being able to do jack except for exactly what basic first aid and rest can do, except faster. If he was in actual, possibly fatal danger, he'd be screwed either way.
>>34652618Fuck that's some Hiroshima shit. I read heat signatures, I wasn't prepared for this.
>>34652797basic first aid can not heal a broken leg in minutes
>>34652797Healing Vitae =/= first aid.
>>34652810How many do you think died?They didn't even realize what was going to happen before being obliterated. ;_;
>>34652825Neither can healing vitae really. Cant that only bump up to only around level 2 healing at most? Claiming it can heal a broken leg in minutes as opposed to days is silly anon.
>>34652797But it can regrow teeth! That's better than first aid!
Hey Crusty, I have to go on a 90 min road trip, if I don't return in time, mark me down for bank if we get 2 or fewer xpoints or Healing vitae if we end up with 3 (unlikely but hey)
>>34652810That's why most homeless avoid the place. It's really creepy.
>>34652889>But it can regrow teeth!Picked the fuck up.
>>34652825Neither can vitae m80
>>34652886A fracture takes weeks to heal, depending on the type of fracture. A constant amount of healing vitae could reduce that amount of time by a wide margin. And no, with photosynthesis we could bump it even higher
>>34652958>with photosynthesiswith a level of photosynthesis we don't have
>>34652955A boosted photo healing vitae probably could, and even before that healing vitae rapidly increases the time frame of healing by x60. So what would take weeks to heal would only take a handful of days
>>34652532>>heat shadows>heat signaturesYou're an idiot.
>>34652958Fact o the matter is, on its own healing vit is low level healing not good for emergency aid. It requires higher level photo for that. Voting for it now before that is just an exercise in frustration.
>>34653005What? Healing Vitae can heal fucking second degree burns in a day, as well as rapidly close up gunshot wounds so that people don't bleed out
>>34652873I always figured that whatever gave rise to the Scar was a straightfoward brawl, mostly physical violence with little to no blasting. Like Captain America fights the Hulk. So the Scar previous residents could have heard when the fight started and got out of there pretty fast. I imagined the death toll to be at a dozen, worst case scenario.Though that doesn't explain why it wasn't populated in the beginning. I just never stopped to think about it.
>>34653035incorrect.would equate to level 1 healing, i.e. 20x rate.Plus Crusty has stated before its only active for a few hours at most. You don't possess all the facts. To get that level Requires higher photo.
>>34653066It would equate to level two healing. We have regen three
>>34653060>I always figured that whatever gave rise to the Scar was a straightfoward brawl,The Scar is just a bunch of ruins made from various super fights, battles, wars, etc. that happened.
>>34653066Level two actually. It goes one lower be default.
>>34653087>>34653095I stand corrected, its JJ's healing level -1.But that is still only 60x. It took JJ two days to heal his burnt as shit hands with level 2.
Crustles, could you please clear up what Healing Vitae can and can't do at our current level, to end meta debates?
>>34653124How about you save meta debates until the end of the thread instead, and then ask.Show some, like, restraint?
>>34653066No, healing vitae transfers our current healing factor - 1 level (so, Healing Factor 2) temporarily to whomever imbibes our blood. So healing x60 and some serious protection against internal bleeding and bleeding out in general.
>>34653120That was hellfire, hellfire is fucking fire from hell mang, shits tough
>>34653124How about you read the pastebin?
>>34653124So it was seriously just two people voting against heali vital and one of them doesn't even now how it works... Whatever, I'm getting dinner.
>>34652669>>34652715>>34652797>>34652825>>34652853>>34652886>>34652889>>34652955>>34652958>>34652912>>34652989>>34653005>>34653025>>34653035>>34653066>>34653087>>34653095>>34653120>>34653124>>34653156>>34653199Please keep the powersperging to the end of the thread.
>>34653124>to end meta debates
>>34653124If you actually read the quest you'd already know what it can do.
>>34653186I did, but apparently it isn't conveying enough for some people
>>34653230I did, see here>>34653231I'm merely asking for the plebs who apparently don't understand how the power works
>>34653217No. Power arguments are an important part of this quest and it's not like anything else is being talked about. If you don't like it, leave.
>>34653231>for some peopleFor you, you mean?
>>34653120Right. It took JJ two days to heal MAGIC WOUNDS!But seriously, that's really, really fucking good. JJ should have carried those wounds for life (after succumbing to infection).
>>34652554You there Crusty?
>>34653342The fact of the matter is its not equal to the bullshit claims of"Sprinkle on some JJ blood and watch the pain just fly the fuck away in minutes!"Which is the main point. I'm all for arguing properly for a power, but silly exaggerations are annoying and unnecessary, like a badly dressed salesman with only a positive personality dial.
>>34653333No, you may think otherwise because you're a cock, but yes it was for them. I get what healing vitae does. I've been arguing before it in several threads before. I'm just tired of people equating it to basic first aid, maybe faster, when first aid can't fucking do some of the shit healing vitae can.
>>34653363He's just dealing with his lizard probably.Draining it.
>(1/2)>>34652574>22>most buenoAlright. You can hear his pulse. He’s alive. You stand up carefully, listening for the subtle whines and groans of the building’s infrastructure. It’s taken a great deal of damage – probably more than it was ever really designed to withstand – but it survived whatever made all those awful human shadows and it’ll survive this. You just need to tread with caution. You make your way to Lucas. Up close, he looks okay – he’s not bleeding or anything. There’s a thin, skin-level glow surrounding him, just barely palpable enough for you to make out. You imagine anyone else would’ve missed it. Whatever it is, it seems to have stopped any inconvenient bits of rubble from braining the kid on the way down.
>>34653291>not like anything else is being talked aboutAnd that is how it should be. You shouldn't send the thread straight to bump limit in a handbasket because no one else is. It's not a fucking requirement.>Power arguments are an important part of this questAnd yet you can do them at a time that is more appropriate than while we have an ongoing, non-meta narrative.You know. like after the thread is END.
>>34653453>he’s not bleeding or anythingWow, it's fucking nothing. Good for Lucas though.
>(2/2)It’s fading quick, though. Hopefully that means he’s spent his charge and he’ll be back to normal when he wakes up. Still, that’s new, isn’t it? Didn’t know he could do that. Didn’t know he could do a lot of things. You nearly break your goddamn back against that stupid pillar, but eventually you get it off him, shifting the kid out from underneath and easing it down in his place. You don’t see any convenient stairwells, so you take the window out, slinging Lucas under one arm and climbing your way down to the empty streets below with the help of your weird Spider-Man hands. You’re honestly exhausted. You plop down into the snow to catch your breath, leaning up against some fallen eave or whatever it is. Lucas breathes in and out beside you, slumped incognisantly against your shoulder. You relax. The breeze rolls over you and down through the street, fresh and clear. You can feel your head mending, the bruise along one side of your face flattening out. You –An arc of colour stands out against the greys and white of the scar. You blink. Straight ahead, at the base of the opposite building, someone has sprayed angry red outlines around the stricken shadows that huddle along the side of the wall. Atop them, in ostentatious red-and-green letters, there are words graffiti’d across the concrete. THE DRAGON HAS TEETHYou feel yourself tensing up. There are people inside. You can hear movement. >[ ] Investigate.>[ ] Don’t. Just leave.
>>34653505>[ ] Investigate.
>>34653505>>[ ] Don’t. Just leave.>>[ ] Remember it for later, we have shit to do
>>34653505>[ ] Investigate.Just walk a bit closer, ramp up senses and listen in. After that, leave.
>>34653505Invis out. This is not something we have the energy to deal with. Unless we recognize a scream or such.
>>34653505>Don't. Just leave.
>>34653505>[ ] Don’t. Just leave.I want to but this game of tag needs to end. Maybe make a note of it or something
>>34653505>>[ ] Don’t. Just leave.Make sure to remember it and see if we can hear how many are inside, maybe if anyone's agitated
>>34653505>[ ] Don’t. Just leaveWe're carrying a kid knocked out cold, and all that stands between JJ and getting laid is an asian girl playing hide and seek, as well as Laura's stealth skills.We do not need this shit.
>>34653505>>[ ] Investigate.
>>34653505>[ ] Investigate.PUSH THE BUTTON
>>34653505>Just leave itMessage for someone else. Message for someone else...
>remember it for laterThis is going to be a one-time offer. I can feel it.
>>34653505>>[ ] Don’t. Just leave
>>34653505>>[ ] Don’t. Just leave.We got Coolio under our armpit, better off taking him to our safe haven to rest
>>34653505>Invis-tigate, use heat vision & hearing, more importantly check for familiar scents.>If we don't smell someone we're currently playing tag with, disregard and acquire next target.
>>34653505>>[ ] Don’t. Just leave.
>>34653646Theoretically, this is totally viable. Plus we can also ask some of our hobo clan if they have any idea what that graffiti means.
>>34653646>This is going to be a one-time offer. I can feel it.I concur. I don't trust the repeatability.>>34653505>>[ ] Investigate.
>>34653505>>[ ] Don’t. Just leave.Mostly because I'd like table this side plot for now, and deal with the shit already on our plate.
>>34653766We can deal with our shit, then when we all meet with the Corsairs we can ask about it.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>34653505Haven't we seen that graffiti somewhere before? Rolling to remember.
>>34653784Yeah, lets do this. This isn't the first time we've seen this sign, I doubt it'll be the last
>>34653759>TheoreticallyTheory nothing, these people inside the building will be gone the next time you investigate.>>34653505>>[ ] Investigate.We are stealthy eavesdropper
>>34653710I can agree with this.
Ah, fuck it. I want to do it. You had me squirming for five minutes there, CJ>[x Investigate]
>>34653810Don't think so. Just the brotherhood stuff that's all over the place.
>>34653814Who cares? Seriously? Can we not get sidetracked by every plot point please?
>>34653505>[ ] Don’t. Just leave.Last time we got shot, almost turned into Jack, yelled at by a living tumor Technomancer via text, shot at, almost Kimura'd, dealt with TRIGGER SCENT, and took a dip into whichever New York river please guys no.
>>34653851>Can we not get sidetracked by every plot point please?Yeah, this isn't Peter Parker Quest.
>>34653834Yes you have, it was like last thread. No, two threads ago.>>34299771
>>34653851Fucking this, I'd rather finish tag with Laura and Noriko
>>34653851Did you not vote for the game of tag that's taking three fucking threads then?This at least is related to one of the main plots, namely the Exclusion Zone's gang presence which we will have a meeting with eventually.
>>34653860>and took a dip into whichever New York riverHave you read the quest?It was a fire hydrant.
>>34653851Calm down. How long does it take to go through JJ's senses and leave? Who cares about ten seconds? Seriously?
>>34653851>Can we not get sidetracked by every plot point please?But how can you not want to push the button? It exists to be pushed.
>>34653933Seriously, it's *breathe deeply and keep a sharp ear out. Maybe look at heat signatures*. With our sense level, we could do this AS we're turning around to leave.
>>34653851>sidetrackedYeah, no. We aren't even doing anything plot related now.
>>34653933Sorry for wanting to make our professional engagement this afternoon rather get JJ 'd into another cocoon.
>>34653977One hand: plot button and disappointing Laura,the other: Tag with Laura (after we get mr unconscious back).I pick Laura. Oh and Nokiro too.
>>34653505>>[ ] Investigate.Corsairs pls.
>>34653505>[ ] Investigate.It's not like if things go bad JJ won't get some good human chow out of it.
>>34654039There is no disappointment.If anything she'd be disappointed in the lack of operating operationally when an operation presents itself so easily.Investigate dat shit mugga.
Whoa okay, let’s not argue. I notice there are a lot of people who want to just take a quick sensory check of the place, rather than going full tilt Scooby Doo mode.Should I go with that, with the option to move on afterwards?
>>34653543This>>34653908Eh there was a lot of talk about heading to the river in that thread, I wouldn't blame him.
>>34653933How long? About the speed of the plot. You do realize this is a story, no? It's going to take however long Crusty wants it to take, and knowing him that could take a while
>>34653851>sidetrackedInvestigating shit that could actually matter is getting re-tracked from fucking Flying Lizard Tag Quest. We are already on the sidetrack, we need to get off mr bones wild ride.>>34654067Pls do it yes.
>>34654067Sounds like a good compromise chief. Supportan'.
>>34654039>take a little time to find out about who these unknowns are>Disappointing LauraNice joke m8.
>>34653933About 90 minutes of post time.
>>34654067Yeah, that's fine
>>34654067Yes pls. We've got senses 5, so we may as well use it before deciding whether to go Full Jinkies.
>>34654067Yes, CJ, you sly temptress.
>>34654136>Full JinkiesI'm stealing this phrase
>>34654115>Implying that pushing the button isn't total investigation>implying that you are not a raging homosexual of the second degree
>>34654126Well, better than having more than a full thread dedicated to a training session unrelated to the plot whatsoever.
>>34654175Wow wow wow, what's wrong with him being a homosexual of the second degree?
>>34654104I'm down with Flying Lizard Tag Training Quest, there's just as much benefit in training our powers and building up team cohesion as an investigation
>>34654198You mean the thread that got us two x-points because we were training our powers whereas the several threads versus the usual one we usually get?
>>34654198I'd rather have a full thread of grinding social links, improving the abilities of our allies and having fun before we go for a big job instead of grabbing every single plot thread we can find
>>34653908>Have you read the quest?Oh boy one detail I missed. Apologies for thinking it didn't end with us taking a dip but a shower.
>>34653217Anon, I'm sorry, but instead of power sperging you get quest sperging
>>34654166Happy to help
>>34654275>full thread of grinding social linksThat'd be nice, but doesn't look like what's currently happening.>grabbing every single plot thread we can findThis and briefly investigating a likely related piece of the plot are not the same.
>>34654136If JJ is Scooby, then who would the others be?
>>34654224It's being sidetracked, regardless.it's also taking three goddamn threads. The benefit is both questionable and marginal for the time committed to it compared to other pursuits.
>>34654400Damn, I *KNOW* we've had this conversation in a past thread. I think it was #15? Kevin was Shaggy.
>>34654282>Oh boy one detail I missed.>missedNo, you made up a detail that never even existed.Forget the fire hydrant, fine. But you inserted literal fanfiction into your memories of canon.
>>34654400I feel like we've been here already.Layla - ScrappyKevin - Shaggy
>>34654470To be fair, the river was plan #1 until someone brought up the fact that fire hydrants are readily accessible around New York City.
>>34654469>>34654477We have, but I forgot.Plus, new members.Layla is definitely Scrappy. Laura is Velma and Noriko is Daphne?Lucas can be Don Knotts
>>34654508But Lucas isn't nearly wh-- old enough for that role
>>34654508But who is Scooby Dum?
>>34654592I don't know that character.
>(1/2)>[X] Uses Senses, Avoid Jinkies The trek back from the Tabbycat flashes through your skull. You’ve seen those words before, on other walls.Well, you’ll be damned if that isn’t the most suspicious thing you could possibly write. Aside from ‘Secret Brotherhood Meeting Spot, Very Hush Hush”, you don’t know how you could endeavour to be more obviously menacing. Practically begging for someone to just listen in, isn’t it? Someone with big floppy dog-elf-lizard ears maybe, and deeply unsettling eyes capable of sifting through the thermal range, and perhaps a bloodhound’s big fat hyper-sensitive nose. Someone like that. You fade into the background, easing Lucas down onto the ground (he’s still sweating pretty profusely, but he looks much better. You notice that there are some big nasty bruises across his back where that pillar came down, but frankly, he got off lucky. That thing should’ve squashed him flat) and approaching the side of the building. There are numerous ways in – the immense act of property destruction that created the Scar has left the place looking like a beehive – but you don’t take any of them, electing to just press your ear up against the wall near one of the breaches, stretching out your senses and angling your vision into the thermal end of the spectrum.
>(2/2)“…listen here, you, I have no interest in anything you might be selling, and neither does my companion…” Wow, that’s an accent. This is the kind of voice that reads The Odyssey on a tape. There are four heat signatures, as far as you can see. They’re further on into the building, in an open crevasse that was once the back of an apartment. One’s small, female, probably Layla’s age. Then there are two others, both standing to one side. One of them has a thick, long tail, and her body temperature is a mite bit low. The one speaking sits – or stands, you’re not sure – on its haunches, posturing almost defensively between the smaller figure and the others. It… it’s like a really big cat or something. “Look, we told you, we’re not selling. It’s a taster.” Says one of the warm bodies, spreading her arms as if to imply no harm. “It’ll be good, I promise. It’ll make you feel good. It’s holy.” “I think not, you absolute harpies…”You think you’ve heard enough. >[ ] Better leave. This sounds like it could turn ugly.>[ ] Better intervene. This sounds like it could turn ugly.>[ ] Better get closer. This sounds like it could turn interesting.>[ ] Write in.
>>34654713>[ ] Better leave. This sounds like it could turn ugly.>Want no Trabble, let's drop off our slightly injured & unconscious friend and go tag Noriko.>>34654609One a Scoob's cousins.
>>34654713>[ ] Better leave. This sounds like it could turn ugly.Yup, no mutant combat right now please.Take Lucas and leave the area.
>>34654713>[ ] Better get closer. This sounds like it could turn interesting.
>>34654713>>[ ] Better intervene. This sounds like it could turn ugly.
>>34654713>[ ] Better leave. This sounds like it could turn ugly.But file away that dealers scent in our memory for retrieval and dumping at a later date.
>>34654713I wish to maximize our efficiency.Turn invisible, run really fast, uppercut the guys selling Jack, scream JACK IS MADE OF MUTANTS! at them, grab the guys being threatened and cheese it back to home base.
>>34654713>better interveneWell, there goes the afternoon...
>>34654713>>[ ] Better get closer. This sounds like it could turn interesting.Ah yes, the free samples.
>>34654713>>[ ] Better get closer. This sounds like it could turn interesting.
>>34654713>[ ] Better intervene. This sounds like it could turn ugly.It's the same person that gave that shit to Rouge. We've got some questions to ask.
>>34654713>>[ ] Better leave. This sounds like it could turn ugly.
>>34654713>[ ] Better intervene. This sounds like it could turn ugly.Diagnosis: JJ has Hero Syndrome
>>34654713>>[ ] Better intervene. This sounds like it could turn ugly.Time to beat up some jack peddlers
>>34654713>[x] Better get closer. This sounds like it could turn interesting.Confirm if it's Good Old Jack - with a Classy Spin. These elleotas could be opening Pandora's box and we may have to go all fucking Xerxes on their pigia.
If we do get involved, just keep us in stealth and take the dealer out by invisible pick up + shock. Do not want to get involved in a mutant fight, not with our job later.
>>34654873Just knock them out, steal their cash and drugs.Got it.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>34654713If that's Jack that they are selling i recommend going into a berserker rage.
C'mon, let's just finish our game of tag (preferably this thread) and (ideally) start the detective job.
>>34654713>>[ ] Better intervene. This sounds like it could turn ugly
>>34654958>(preferably this thread)Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
>>34654937>wasting a 20>suggesting going berserk when we have places to be and people to not-eatNo. Just no.
uhhh guysthe dealer has backup(the female who said it was 'holy', different from the cat feeling fellow)and we we're feeling kinda exhausted just before our little race with Bishopyou guys might want to think this through
>>34654958>finish tag>this thread
>>34654937Fuck you, just, fuck you.
>>34654988Well, on a meta level, going berserk will mean we skip the fight entirely and go straight to the conclusion.Which saves time! Leaves more thread time to do other things.I doubt they were thinking on that level though.
>>34655025Judgements based on meta are cancerous to a threads story anyway.
>>34654713>[ ] Better intervene. This sounds like it's about to get ugly
>>34654713>[ ] Better intervene. This sounds like it could turn ugly.What is McCoy doing in this crap hole?
>>34654992>the dealer has backup(the female who said it was 'holy', different from the cat feeling fellow)The cat fellow is the one protecting the little girl from the two female drug dealers, anon.Reread.
>>34654713 #>[ ] Better intervene. This sounds like it's about to get ugly
>>34655065Shit if that's McCoy... shitttt
>>34655065It could be alternate universe Cable.
>>34654984>>34655018A mugga can dream.
>>34655211>CATtle?How appropriate, you fight like a cow!
>>34655196Cable sounds like gravel, not upper class Brit.
Rolled 11 (1d20)If I want to waste 20s I waste 20s.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>34655261Sounds fun
>>34655233I didn't recognize "read the Odyssey" as Brit accent.My bad.
>[X] Better intervene. This sounds like it could turn ugly.One of the others cuts him off with a long, sibilant hiss.That’s when you decide to get involved. You know exactly what this sounds like. In a way, you can’t believe your luck.You move quickly through the ruins, soon getting them in visual range. The dealer – the one that’s talking, anyway – is a tall, lithe woman in her early twenties, probably just three or four years older than you, a streak of jet black hair tied in a tail atop her head and bright, predatory eyes gleaming in their sockets. Her skin has a weird, unhealthy sheen to it, but you can all but feel the dense, powerful musculature shifting under her clothes. You think she has fangs too. She’s not carrying any Jack, as far as you can tell – instead, you can smell it on the shorter woman beside her, who obscures her features under heavy raincoat at least three or four sizes too big for her. Coarse, black scales cover her forearms, and the tail you picked out earlier looks like it belongs to something you’d see in Jurassic Park. Their prospective customers are a girl in her early teens with a big, unflattering third eye set atop her forehead, and... a lion. Or a panther. Or some mixture of the two. Sitting on its haunches, it’s almost as tall as you, white fur dotted with long sinuous protrusions, almost like feelers, or those… eyebrowey-whiskery things you see on Chinese dragons. It has horns, too – dark, like ivory, swept back like the devil’s. And it was definitely talking a before.God damn this place is getting weird.>[ ] Appear, tell the dealers to get the fuck out and stay out. >[ ] Nah that’s for fools, grab the talky one and taze her.>[ ] Or go for the one with the Jack instead.>[ ] Write in.
>>34655379It means highbrow and formal sounding, anyway.>>34655387>>[ ] Or go for the one with the Jack instead.A pity they aren't close enough to taze both within arms' reach?
>>34655387>[ ] Or go for the one with the Jack instead.Beat to shit! Beat to shit!
>>34655387>Go for the one with Jack.Boys and girls, we have our lead.
>>34655387Turn invisible and try to snatch the jack, if that fails taze them, taze them all!
>>34655387>>[ ] Or go for the one with the Jack instead.
>>34655387>[ ] Nah that’s for fools, grab the talky one and taze her.Shame we can't try for a double takedown.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=068UQMShFcA
>>34655387Not one of Joseph's clonewaifu deals? Maybe he upgraded his mooks>[x] Appear, tell the dealers to get the fuck out and stay out. I don't think we are in real shape to fight, so I'm thinking playing the numbers game is the safe bet.
>>34655387dat's not beast.
>>34655387Sooooo...NOT McCoy. Anyone have any idea who these guys are?
>>34655387>[ ] Or go for the one with the Jack instead.I was really hoping the cat was Hank McCoy. You make me sad.
>>34655387Get the Jack dealer. Holy shit, this could break it open if we get him to talk.Let's discuss it now, who do we go to to get him to talk?
>>34655387>Draconic Breath Time!
Lets be careful not to take too long, leaving Lucas in a snow bank is a brilliant way for him to die of hypothermia.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>34655387>[ ] Write in.BERSERK RAGE
>>34655523None of them ring a bell, might be OC
>>34655483This has nothing to do with broseph, genius.
>>34655387>>[ ] Nah that’s for fools, grab the talky one and taze her.
>>34655561fuck off, it's not even appropriate
Guys, this is CrustyVerse. Julian might not have Telekinetic abilities and Layla's powerset is different from the usual. In other words, this could be the real McCoy
>>34655561>Raging against the machine for no reasonStop this
>>34655561>thinking JJ will willingly berserk out
>>34655625>this could be the real McCoy>http://youtu.be/1aYUrqVCodw?t=1m59s
>>34655387Dino-Lass or Lithe Musclegirl with Fangs?>[ ] Or go for the one with the Jack instead.If she's here as a guard, might want to drop her first.
>>34655433>>34655444>>34655459>>34655533>>34655486>Stealth/Combat Check>DC18>+5>>34655533Beast is busy being an important member of the X-Men.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>34655649Fuck you I won't do what you tell me.
>>34655625Not saying your wrong, but I thought it seemed like Julian had telekinesis. I can't recall any hints othwrwise.
>>34655706*sigh* so it fucking begins.christshitdick
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>34655696Roll em
Rolled 10 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>34655696Go!>>34655706why
Rolled 8 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>34655696
>>34655706Please tell me this doesn't count.
>>34655625I'll let you have that one Carlos, just this once.
Rolled 14 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>34655696>>34655706Karma. Also fuck you.
Rolled 12 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>34655706And Doomed.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>34655696
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>34655696rage?
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>34655696
>>34655706We, uh....we don't have Invis 5 for crit proof rolls, do we.Do we?
>>34655706Ahhahahahhahaha!Well done you. Burn JJ! BURN!
>>34655706Here you go anon. Please don't roll again tonight
>>34655696If that first jackass counts, Karma.If not, bit weird lumping in combat with stealth considerting, but i suppose it gets this shit over with.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>34655806I already rolled a 20 though.
>>34655706>berserkanon gets what he wants by breaking stealthDown into a ring of fire we go
>>34655792Not for combat, no...
>>34655706Not properly linked. Not valid.DON'T YOU FUCK US ON THIS CRUSTY
The dice are being cruel today. We must appease them. WITH BLOWN SACRAFICE
>>34655792We do, actually
>>34655843>Not properly linked. Not valid.No, it is.That's always been the case.
>>34655737It doesn't. You're mostly critproof when it comes to this. As of LVL5, you can only critfail stealth in instances where sound is super important or you're not relying on invis.
>>34655826And you've used all your luck, so please pass the buck
>>34655826Yes? It didn't count, did it?
Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma, chameleon.You come and goYou come and go
>>34655826You were the one who started the rolling without Crusty prompt this thread then.You're just trying to make people madder at you at this point.Are you going to try and fuel player rage into JJ's lizard hulk powers?
>>34655706crackbitch go home
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>34655874Neither does the 1.
>>34655861Oh good, it's just a fail then.
>>34655894The 1 counts. It's the first roll.It doesn't critfail, but it did count, just like the two 10s afterwards that failed.
Well, if melee fails and we get thrown back, just pelt then with a shit tone of accurate high power snowballs.
Double thread tonight, Crusty?
>>34655740I really wish I hadn't done the post right before Crusty called for rolls. This was a nice roll.
>>34655941And after the two 10s there's an 8. The 1 didn't change shit.
>>34655875We can't karma a regular fail.
>>34655978Maybe not, but if that 8 had been an 18 it would have.
>>34655861Can we have some checks that aren't 18?
>>34656015I started that post before Crusty brought that info to our attention. Uploading the picture helped bring the posting time to 10 seconds after his post.
JJ luck is terrible. Can't even finish a game of tag without being fucked over.
>>34656068And if the 1 would have been an 18 it would have been great. Jesus Christ it's just dice. Doesn't matter who does it and it doesn't matter if you dice without being prompted or not, in the end it's going to be 3 random numbers one way or another.
>>34656097JJ brought it upon himself by getting involved.
>>34656141>JJ brought it upon himself by getting involved.Gotta be a hero.
>>34656141So, the players are to blame?Eh. fair does.
>>34656090Or better modifiers?
>fighting two Jack dealers who could possibly be on Jack / fucking nuts religious crap with not-beast and a mutant who could be a non-combatant...So CJ, you keep a different pastebin for Laura's stats, right?
>>34656096He said that it was a stealth roll when he called for the roll. We can't crit fail stealth rolls do to level 5.Crusty shouldn't have need to bring it to our attention.
>>34656210Stealth/Combat roll, so I think it's pretty obscure/iffy.
>>34656210Then why specify just one post about spending a Karma point? There were 3 other ones long before it.
>switch to d100>multiple all mods by 5
>>34656271It was the first one I saw after refreshing.>>34656341No. Fuck you.
>>34656420buy me a drink first
>>34656271>>34656420Plus it was more or less an all-inclusive post referring to karma requests.
>>34656341Nah, simply lower DCs or slightly higher modifiers >>34656457Usually when anons do an "all-inclusive post" they include all the posts.
>>34656497>Usually when anons do an "all-inclusive post" they include all the posts.They don't have to, though.
>(1/2)>>34655733>15Well, time to send a message, you guess. ‘Stay out’, written in allcaps, with five or six exclamation marks and possibly a little cartoon skull. If you had the callousness in you, it’d be written in blood, too, but you’re far too afraid of yourself for that. The mule is the closest. At least, that’s what you assume she is. She’s not doing any of the talking and her body-language reeks of nervousness. And she’s not the Jack. “Look, guy, it’s a gift.” The dealer’s getting impatient. You can smell it on her. Her foot’s tapping hard against the ground. Are those claws on her fingertips, or something else? It’s like they’re made of… copper… crossed with chitin… crossed with bone. “Why don’t you let me talk to your little friend over there, I’m sure she has an opinion of her own to”– “Absolutely not, harlot!” Ha. Harlot. This guy is magnificent, you swear to God his name must be Giles or something.You make your way over the remains of the wall separating you from your mark, edging closer. Suddenly, her heart spikes, and she breathes in deep, nostrils flaring under that hood of hers. A long, pale tongue slips out, tasting at the air. She turns toward you, and you know you’re done. You pounce, claws out, and are moderately surprised when she raises her own hands to block. You squeeze, knotting her fingers through hers, and she lets out a surprised yelp – your claws dig blood out from under her scales, and hers do the same to yours.
>>34656545>They don't have to, though.>Usually being the key word there.Really, check this shit out. >>34653217 That's the norm.Git gud scrub.
>>34656581>You squeeze, knotting her fingers through hers, and she lets out a surprised yelp – your claws dig blood out from under her scales, and hers do the same to yours....Sister?
>>34656633You quoted me there.
>(2/2)The dealer jumps back.“What the hell, E? What the hell’re you”–Luckily, you have an ace. You grind your teeth and apply the volts. The mule convulses in your grasp, bucking against the air, her voice warbling up and down as steam rises where your skin touches hers. You feel yourself becoming visible, feel the immediate gasps of your onlookers. And… and she doesn’t drop. She murmurs something under her breath, almost like quiet prayer, and you burn. Lighting – visible arcs of lightning – light up along your arms, an electrical pulse far surpassing anything you could muster exploding through you from the point of contact. Blearily, through the sudden world of pain, you notice the tiny, neon blue polyps embedded along her hands, glowing fiercely with deadly eel-light, and then the shock throws you straight back against the wall. You wheeze, pooling your will into your legs, and stay standing. Jesus Christ, is that what it feels like when you give someone the ole’ tazerhands? The mule stumbles back in clear fright. You can’t see her face, but her arms are held straight along her body, pointed right at the ground, fingers twitching back and forth neurotically, as if tending to the keys of an invisible piano. Your offensive wasn’t all that hurty, but it certainly seems to have scared the shit out of her. “Nemea, Nemea…” She stutters, retreating back to her companion as if for safety. “Look at him! Look at him!” “Aw shit.” Mutters her friend. >[ ] PUNCH! PUNCH PUNCH! >[ ] Go invisible gain, hit the other one.>[ ] Grab something, keep them away. >[ ] Write in.
>>34656669>[ ] PUNCH! PUNCH PUNCH!
>>34656669>>[ ] Go invisible gain, hit the other one.
>>34656090There was a reason for this check being super high. Supersenses on your target.
>>34656669>[ ] Go invisible gain, hit the other one.
>>34656669>>[ ] PUNCH! PUNCH PUNCH!
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>34656669Berserk rage.
>[ ] Go invisible gain, hit the other one.its our bread and butter, regardless of rolls
>>34656669>PUNCHPUNCHPUNCHPUNCHPUNCH"Watch closely children, this is how a Dragon falls."
>>34656645Nah, not porcelain.>>34656669>"They don't want any. Stop dealing around here or we'll have trouble.">[ ] Go invisible gain, hit the other one. If only because it's harder to critfail that way.
>>34656669>[X] Grab something, keep them away. Channel our inner hobo and utilize Improvised weapons
>>34656669>[ ] Write in.Dragon breath
>>34656747This. No tears, only charred meat now.
>[x] Grab something, keep them away.Make good use of good old Geoint vision.
>>34656669>[ ] PUNCH! PUNCH PUNCH!Stealth is pointless due to the other's supersenses
>>34656694Crusty, pls.Most of our DCs have been around that high.Last thread the only DC we had below 16 was bluffing Layla
>>34656669>[ ] Go invisible, grab something, keep them away.Look for stuff that can be used as projectiles. Use the environment to your advantage
>>34656812Although we did have better mods then. Like a DC 16 with a +5 attached.
>>34656669Pelt the living fuck out of them with mass snowballs and stealth
>>34656747Second. This is why we bought it.
>>34656848>mass snowballsWith rocks, metal or glass in them, right?
>>34656747>>34656779Not with the way we've been rolling in this thread.
>>34656848Snowballs really aren't that effective in combat.
>>34656857No. I doubt we'll be able to make the DC18 with no bonuses.Plus I don't want a nat 1.>>34656848Rocks instead. Use our strength.
>>34656669>[ ] Go invisible again, grab something, hit the other one.
>>34656693>>34656699>>34656709>>34656717>>34656721>>34656758>Stealth Check>DC17>+5 mod
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>34656910
Rolled 20 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>34656910SATAN GUIDE MY DICE
Rolled 10 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>34656910Rolling
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>34656910
>>34656922I LOVE YOU SATAN!
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>34656910Fffffff
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>34656910
>>34656857To fight random drug peddlers? Not to take out Creeper or Kimura? Or whatever reason they had for buying a power that the main character is terrified shitless of.>>34656922Wellp, time to praise Satan.
>>34656922Well fuck.HAIL SATAN
>>34656922Get fucked you cunts.It's ogre. Only death now.
>>34656922If quests have taught me anything, Luci is chill.
>>34656922>SATAN GUIDE MY DICEHAIL THE GREAT SATAN!
>>34656922I knew we should have listened to the shota fallen angel.Diabolist JJ when?
>>34656812Huh, really? Well, I think DC16 is appropriate for a moderately difficult task, especially if you have modifiers. Were there any DCs in the last thread that you thought should be lower? For serious, I'm actually interested. This could be important as combat gradually gets more and more deadly.
>>34656922Well shit, on one hand Satan favor's us, on the other it's a nat20
>>34656922Never gets old.
>>34656987A lot(read: all) of the DCs need to be lowered
>>34656987>combat>more deadlyOHHHH LAWWWWD! For the record I have no problem with DC the way they are.
>>34656987>as combat gradually gets more and more deadly.Fuck.Well, I guess my ability priority list just got mixed up a bit.
>>34656987I think its just people getting worried about it scaling up when it just seems to be two random drug dealers. Considering said dealers just waved off JJ on the first pass, im good with it. Bad dice are bad dice, people are always going to complain. Just got to watch out for DC increases that dont match the foe.
>>34657044Be specific and quote them.You can't lower them to zero and eliminate crits.
We're on page 10.Double issue tonight, Crusty?If not, then write faster.
Rolled 16 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>34657044A 12 on 1d20 best of three is not high at all.You just have to hail satan. Or else.
>>34657090This is why you don't fucking powersperg before bump limit, assholes.People need to learn to shut the fuck up when it's not relevant to the here and now.
>>34657128Why are you blaming me for something I wasn't a part of?
>>34656987I like the DC
>>34657128Great job showing them how right you are with that unnecessary post.
>>34657182Well if we keep posting the sage is slowed, I think.
>>34656987Increasing the difficulty of rolls when we get stronger defeats the purpose of improving our levels.
>>34657182>before bump limitCan you even read?
>>34657212It depends on the foes we face.If were facing stronger foes its not the DC getting higher, but getting low enough for an attempt.Seriously. Just trust CJ.
>>34656922>>34656987To be fair, my second post continues >>34656847But more modifiers would be nice, since we are a fairly powerful mutant (in terms of Xpoints spent) and have attribute points that don't feel like they've been counted that often. Even if it's just another plus 1 or 2 to the mod.Plus the way /tg/dice roll.
>>34657149It was just a general 'assholes', the link was for citing, didn't intend it as a direct address.
>>34657315Ah, right.My apologizes for acting like a whiner.
>>34657293Or at least give us some moments to train and get better at stuff.
>All this talk about DCThis is the probability curve>20 = 14.2625%>19 = 27.1%>18 = 38.5875%>17 = 48.8%>16 = 57.8125%>15 = 65.7%>14 = 72.5375%>13 = 78.4%>12 = 83.3625%We have a 78% chance of hitting a DC 18 when we have a +5 modifier. I'd say that's an extremely good chance of winning.The DC's are just fine. People are just whinny.
>>34657459I was thinking the same thing.The whining about "DCs too high pls nerf" is just bizarre to me.
>>34657459>>34657490They might have a point, but I'm not seeing it.Whiny seems more apt to me.
14th from the bottomplenty of time for an update or two and unless we get a splurge of X points, we'll probably just bank.we're past bump limit so posting doesn't matter.as for the DC discussion; I'm torn between challenge vs a sense of growth/empowerment game mechanics wise
>>34656922>20>Hail Satan!Got to… Christ, this hurts… got to keep the advantage. You slip into the background, the cold otherness of invisibility washing over you. You move quickly – you have to, you have to keep moving. You don’t know how long this creepy dino girl is gonna be preoccupied with hysterics. She’s making a good go at it, though – as soon as you disappear she turns to her companion and starts tugging her arm frantically, begging – seriously, begging – for the other girl to acknowledge something that apparently only makes sense to them. “You saw him!? You saw that?!” Her teeth – her fangs – chatter in her mouth. “He – he – he”–“Christ, yes, I saw it!” The dealer growls angrily, that weird, coppery bonestuff that comprises her claws spreading out over her hands, moving on up her arms, under her jacket, across her shoulders and abdomen and legs, until it covers the greater portion of her body. It’s… it’s strangely biological-looking, for a metal. Like steel emulating flesh and bone. “Geroff me!” She shoves the other girl aside, and that’s when you strike. You slam your fist up under her solar plexus, moving fast over the intervening distance. A fat, clear stream of stomach spittle and stomach acid sputters up between her lips, her eyes bulging in shock. Your knuckles complain loudly – you feel the blood blush through your skin. But you don’t stop. Before you become visible, you slam her head straight into the opposite wall, and the volts flow from your palm. She shrieks, flaying her arms back and forth, before a lucky kick finally pushes the breath from your lungs and sends you sliding back a few feet. “Bloody hell!” That's the lion-man-panther thing. You fix your eyes on the mule, who is gripping her shoulders in her claws hands, mumbling under her breath in muddled oxymoron, and… And she turns invisible.
>>34657459I don't think people are taking into account the modifiers. If it were just a flat DC, we'd be fucked. But because of the way the bonuses are set up we actually clear them some of the time.
>>34657459I respectfully disagree.>>34656987CRUSTY WTF WHAT'S WITH THE HIGH DCS M80
-------------------------------------------------------------------->HMQ 87: END>Congratulations! You trained and fought! Two X-Points!>Congratulations! Lucas didn’t kill himself!>Congratulations! You met [???]!
>>34657573>And she turns invisible.Nice try bitch, we have superhuman senses too.
Double issue?Also, Bank.
>>34657636may we have another thread, good sir?
>>34657573confirmed Typhon experimentswe have to take them alive somehow
>>34657573Thank God for enhanced senses.
>>34657636Thanks for running crusty.Bank X points please.And may we enquire about a double issue or are you tuckered?
>>34657636>Congratulations! You met [???]!Can people guess for another point?If not, bank. If yes, Muscle memory.
>>34657636Can we get the next level for claws?
>>34657636If this doesn't prove we need better taser hands, I don't know what will.One vote for electrostatic touch 2.
>>34657636...do we have clones?Double issue? Pls?Bank.
>>34657669>confirmed Typhon experimentsBecause... they've seen someone like JJ before?Your mutant power must be ultra-leaping to reach that conclusion.
>>34657636BankTaskmaster soon. JJ martial arts master soon. JJ good at stealth even without invis soon.
>>34657636I have to go now, but I'll say it right here that if the powersperging starts, I'm voting against healing vitae, and preferrably for tazer hands or echolocation
>>34657636Thanks for running Crusty!
>>34657722>Because... they've seen someone like JJ before?Claws, Invisibility, scales, chitinous armor, lizard-like appearance, etc. etc.
>>34657636Electrostatic touch 2.We're in a fight, what better time to finally step this power up?
>>34657742Once we get that, we just pick up a gun, take it to a firing range, and then mix Taskmaster with Geointuitive. We stack echolocation on top of that...suddenly, we're in the movie Equilibrium.
New thread?This one is gonna die quick.
>>34657656Unfortunately, I can't. I have to do shit tomorrow. I have this suspicious feeling that I'll be falling ill sometime during the week, though. It just seems like the right time for that sort of thing.
>>34657722>>34657669They could just know about us from Creeper, probably have a nice bounty on JJ's head
>>34657722>they were greatly shocked when seeing us>bitch had scales>bitch has claws>bitch had tazer hands>bitch has invisibilityall powers we had when Typhon incubated with us.It's fuckin obvious, dude, that's why there's a dragon cult here too
>>34657816Let us know on Twitter.Also, will atrophy happen next thread?
May we have some more please?
>>34657825So Typhon still has a hardon for us, great.
This summerFrom the voters for Enhanced Sense and InvisibilityThe Sequel you all have been anting forTaser Hands 2 : Electric Juggalo
>>34657816Thank you for the thread
>>34657816DamnHopefully you run again sometime soon. Your quest is my favorite, mainly when folks don't sperg the fuck out about powers though.
Rolled 17 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>34657722>Scales>Claws>Lizardlike>Armor>Invis>TaserThey are JJ with different X-points spreads.
>>34657801I completely support learning how to use firearms, but JJ isn't a fan of actively killing people when he gets into fights last time I checked. Simpler to keep firearm training in reserve for when facing Creeper and his people, and other situations where JJ would be more leaning towards putting down whoever he's fighting.
>>34657857It's JJ, of course he does.
>>34657914He could use rubber bullets or beanbag shells or other non-lethal ammunition.
>>34657917>that gifTo what end
Okay, this ain't surviving long enough for a vote. Should I create a new thread just for that or consider this banked?
>>34657890So he's not just cloning Laura anymore?
>>34657816That's a shame.Thanks for running though, Crusty.
I vote for Phasing
>>34657931>consider this bankedgoing down with this thread
Rolled 7 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>34657931Consider it banked.
>>34657931Banked.Also, atrophy?>>34657943What are you trying to accomplish
>>34657914Since when are guns a 100% THIS PERSON DIES EVERY BULLET thing?We can shoot people in the legs, kneecaps, or in the shoulder or some shit.
>>34657931Tasers pls, surely it is their time
>>34657931>>34657931Dnt bother, we can vote in next thread, consider it banked for now
>>34657917unlimited spaghetti works could end world hunger>>34657931just bank it, you got shit to do and this ain't gonna last
Dragon breath 2never gonna happen
>>34657960>We can shoot people in the legs, kneecaps, or in the shoulder or some shit.All of those can be fatal. You are aware of arteries right.>>34657943
>>34657960Still a lot of ways to bleed out there.That said, people can take a surprising number of torso shots.
>>34657989>Dragon breath 2Atrophy in #88.Crusty said he'd wait 10 more threads in #78