'REMEMBERING THE SUBJECT FIELD' EDITION Remember, anon:INSIGHT. CHECKS. Also, don't forget about the INSIGHT mechanic! It's just a 1d5 roll, greentext highlighting what you want to know more about, and maybe a a bit more specification to make it clear what it is you're empirically lusting for. LET'S GET DOWN TO BUSINESSTO DEFEATROBOTSExcept, y'know, for realsies this time.Also, if need be, I'll implement a new 'boss-fight'-exclusive mechanic that I've been toying around with- if you feel like you're getting your bum swatted, you might mention reinforcements or something similar... (or just tell me to get my head in the game or somethin', I suppose)Twitter: https://twitter.com/EsperQuestQMAsk.fm thing: ask.fm/EsperQuestQMArchives:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Raildexhttp://archive.moe/tg/search/username/EsperQuestQM/type/op/order/ascYOU are Akari Takamichi, Level 4 Pyroknieticist kickin' it old school in Academy City. Recently, you've:-Stopped the end of the world with basic logic and reasoning-Started on getting the world made safe from alien scum-Eked a confession out of Mato!-Oh, and been roped into fighting off a giant robot (that's right now!)You exhale slowly and peek around the corner, palms pressed against the rough brick walls of the building- not so much for 'balance', really- more to steady yourself than anything else.The huge metal claws of Mato's armored left hand are on your own left hip- the side of you closest to the edge of the building, of course- and you're pretty sure the tips of the claws on her right hand are sunk a few inches into the wall itself.You'd note how cute and probably-unnecessary that was, were you not spying on a GIANT GODDAMN ROBOT.
Mostly, you're supposed to figure out how fast it's moving, and where red-head (yes, you're a red-head, too, but... GET OFF MY BACK) spear-girl needs to do her... Circle stuff.She- her name's Kyouko (is it rude to not think about people by their names?)- claims her power involves weakening structures and causing catastrophic failures or something of that nature.You're 88.69% sure that she was lying, but you didn't question it- Mami gave you one of those 'we can talk about this stuff /after/ we deal with Mr. MECHAGODZILLA over there' looks. What's weirder is the fact that her spear- which has a head so big that it's almost like a pointy glaive, rather than a spear- was tough enough to withstand you heating it white-hot without becoming a puddle... or even losing any of its structural integrity at all.Hot enough to cut through the asphalt like butter.The blue-haired, cape-wearing girl seemed more honest with her power- she makes and throws swords (and, according to Kyouko, other 'bladed melee instruments', including her silly-big spear). Her name's... Sayaka, you think.They didn't even tell you their surnames, in your defense- addressing them so informally seems so... forward.Mami, Kyouko, and Sayaka are all pressed up against the building on the opposite side of this 4-way intersection, and a pair of heavily-augmented girls- 'Strength' and 'Chariot', as they seem to prefer to be addressed- are with you and Mato.Another deep breath.The world shakes as the metallic leviathan brings its foot down once more, just as you were about to peek out.>Wait a moment, then peek out.>Just look already!>Don't do it. This is an awful idea!>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>35458834>Just look already!Screw subtlety, I want to know what we're up against here!
>>35458834>Wait a moment, then peek out.
>>35458834>Just look already!Waiting serves no-one, we're in position, let's do it!
>>35458834>>Just look already!Might as well get this show on the road.
>>35458834>Just look already!
>>35458885>>35458938>>35458945>NO HESITATION>>35458933WAIT WAIT WAITTIME MAKES THE GRASS GROWOkay, writing!
>>35459025Dammit, anon.Why didn't your post show up earlier?
>>35459059Eh, not like it really matters in any event.
... does anyone know how wide a city street is?I guess it's not super-important, but it'd make things easier to figure out.
>>35459256Depends on the city and the street.
>>35459256How many road lanes are we talking about here?
>>35459313It'd be two lanes, with wide sidewalks, I think.
>>3545933430 feet or so give or take a few depending on how big the sidewalks are.
>>35459334Probably 25-ish feet counting sidewalks. It varies by location though.
>>35459397>>35459410Okay, got it!Thank you, based anons.
You grit your teeth.“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”Teddy Roosevelt said that. And he probably knew his stuff better than you do.You peek around the corner and-Holy shit.You knew it'd be big, what with the 'giant robot' and the ground-shaking and what-not.But...Holy shit.…Wait, is that Mechagodzilla?…It's smaller than the one in the movies would've been, but it's otherwise a dead ringer.It's so big that it barely fits on the street.Still, it has those glassy yellow lens-eye-thingies, and the blade-like metal teeth and dorsal plates, and a tail that's swishing back and forth behind it, just barely above the ground.It's progressing slowly- cars seem to give it a bit of trouble, if only because it can't really maneuver very well between the tall buildings on either side of it.>Roll d20, little miss eagle-eyes, to find out if you see anything else worth noting!
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>35459554C'mon dice!
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>35459554
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>35459554Akarin sees all!
>>35459615>>35459613>>35459601>13Hmmm.This is one of those rolls where, in a game of D&D or something similar, I'd say something like, 'If you want to look longer, I'll give it to you, but there's some measure of risk involved.'I'll try to work that sort of thing into the next post-Writing!
>>35459554That looks like a dude in a suit. We can take a dude in a suit.
You squint, blink, and attempt to peer at things in a few ways.Mato's clawed hand tightens its grip on your waist. She's anxious; concerned for your safety (isn't that just the sweetest?)You feel like there's something else there.You feel it in your bones.It's the same kind of sensation as having something right on the tip of your tongue.All you need is a little... more.Of course, this is significantly different from having a word on the tip of your tongue, as that sort of situation usually doesn't involve giant robots and the like.Still, though...>Look for a bit longer. (d20 perils of snooping check, no crit-fail override)>Give it up, fall back.>Something else? (Write-in!)
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>35459959>Look for a bit longer
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>35459959>Look for a bit longer. (d20 perils of snooping check, no crit-fail override)Let's do it!
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>35459959>Look for a bit longer.
>>35459959>Give it up, fall back.
>>35460048Can we Gundamjack it?
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>35459959>>Look for a bit longer.
>>35459984>>35460048>>35460121I'm assuming we melted it with eye lasers?
>>35460121>>35460048God dammit, anonsAt least >>35459984restrained himselfGeez.Writing.
You feel some sort of... strange... something.Almost like a whisper.Nee-chan would compare it to Obi-wan's ghost telling Luke to use the Force, you're almost certain of that.…You close your eyes. You're the pyrokineticist that's supposed to save the universe- maybe you should think about this in terms of heat and fire......Heat is vibration. Excited particles.Fire is...Flames are hollow…Hollow.… Hollow!That's it!You open your eyes and see. Not with your eyes, but not without them, either.It's the metaphorical kind of seeing, really.Mechagodzilla was manned- hollow. And this thing's obviously got significantly better range of motion when it's hunched over to some degree.Its meant to take out ground targets... yet, it hasn't made any sort of overt hostile action towards any of the buildings or vehicles nearby.Moreover, there's a rather large number of what appear to be smaller robot-dinosaurs milling about at its feet.There's also a strange marking on its upper arm.… a mop.You pull away from the corner and sigh.Mato looks at you expectantly, the look on her face telling you she'd be worriedly asking questions if she could talk in her current form.You should report your findings...The question is... how?>(Write-in!)
>>35460816>We need to get closer and take out the pilot!
>>35460847Sounds good to me!
>>35460816>>It's pretty ungainly, we should infiltrate.
>>35460816Give it to her straight. Mop man built a (small) giant mecha and is driving it around the city.
>>35460816>Spell it out by blacking out the wall of a building with fire!I think we're missing the point here.
>>35460958Make sure it's an angle where Mami and co. can see it but the mop man can't.
>>35460984Mato has a practically-infinite supply of rocks in her coat, if you'll recall.Though I was more wondering what you'd report to your comrades on /this/ side of the street.
>>35461038Tell them quietly? I doubt the exterior mics on MechaGodzilla are really that good.
>>35461038For example:>The giant robot is, like, really big. And also made of metal and stuff>I see a mopY'know, the information you think is important enough to warrant relaying.
>>35461170Oh, I thought you were asking about methods of communication. How about this? >The mop man built it, but it's really ungraceful and I doubt it can hit us if we're careful and/or fast
>>35461170Alright then, let's try something like this? >As long as we go roof-hopping, it probably won't be able to hurt us.
>>35461210>>35461251Y'know what?Just roll some d100s and try not to get too many crits.
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>35461277Praise the dice gods!
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>35461277
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>35461277
>>35461304>>35461326>Hello I am Akari
>>35461304YOU HAD ONE JOB>>35461326SEE?HE DID HIS JOB>>35461360AND SO DID HE*sigh*Okay, writing.
>>35461277>try not to get too many crits.>>35461304>>35461326Guys, seriously, try to follow instructions.
>>35461304>>35461326>>35461360See? Only one crit!Never let it be said we don't take your wishes into account Esper.
>>35461277>>35461304>>35461326You brought this on yourself Boss. Never tempt fate!
>>35461379I know you love it.
>>35461400Is 99 out of 100 not a crit?
>>35461527I'm glad you recognize that you're the tsundere brat in this relationship, and us readers are the mature young woman.
>>35461598>us readers are the mature young tittymonster.There, I fixed it for you.
>>35461794Let it all out, flatty.
You call a huddle, and relay what you saw via a complex system of hand-signals, nose-twitches, and Looks.Strength makes a confused face.[Wait. Were they /robot/ dinosaurs, or /cyborg/ dinosaurs?]Chariot bonks her on the head with the flat of her sword. [Cyborg. Pay attention!]Strength makes a kicked-puppy face. [Do you think they were Macellarius, then? Or maybe even Sicarius?]Chariot seems pretty grumpy. [Takamichi-san saw them, didn't she? Do you really think she would've seen them if they were Sicarius?][… No.]Strength is way too cute... and watching her make hand-signals with those huge metal arms of hers is even cuter.… No, Akari! Focus on the mission!Mato finishes scratching what you relayed down onto her rock, and presents it to you for approval.You frown. [Mato, this is English.]She nods and turns it over. [… Is that Mandarin?]She blushes and turns it over again. Ah, it's Japanese on this side.[… What'd you write it down in English and Chinese for? And... since when do you know those languages?]Mato shrugs.You nod your approval, and she throws it across the street.…“OW! WHAT THE HELL?!”Oh. Looks like she hit Sayaka with that.Mami shrugs and gives you a look- 'We can't read Chinese,' it says.Mato scratches a message onto another rock. 'Turn it over,' it says. You nod.
Mato throws it, and-“OW, GOD DAMMIT-”Mami gives you another look, and Sayaka throws the rock back to Mato, who catches it inches away from her face.Mami's look says, 'Why's it in English?'Sayaka's rock doesn't even have a message on it- just the same old 'Turn it over.'You and Mato exchange looks. 'You want me to throw it back again?''Sure- I mean, yeah, what else can ya do?'Mato throws the rock.Sayaka lets loose a torrent of profanity, and Mami gives you a thumbs-up.The three of them dash across the street to join you.…Oh, yeah. Why didn't /you/ think of that?[Okay, gang, what's the plan?]>The thing with Kyouko making the circles!>Let's just blast it until it dies!>LET'S SPLIT UP.>We should challenge it to some sort of... duel. >Something that makes sense? Ew! (Write-in!)
>>35462332>Let's just blast it until it dies!
>>35462332>LET'S SPLIT UP.Heavy hitters on distraction duty, Mato gets us inside, and we force mop man to stand down.
>>354619521v1Fox onlyNo itemsFinal Destination
>>35462332>Let's just blast it until it dies!The only option.
>>35462332>>LET'S SPLIT UP.I feel like three teams would be ideal, but I'm not sure how exactly to divide them out.
>>35462332>We should challenge it to some sort of... duel. How about a card-game?
>>35462332>LET'S SPLIT UP.Oh boy, looks like it's time to split the party!
>>35462332>Write-in!>Let's Split Up!>I Blast it as a distraction while Koko does her circle thing!>If she manages to do it good! If I kill it by Burninating and Exploding it to Death, Better!>I Love Exclamation Points!
>>35462332>LET'S SPLIT UP.
>>35462397No need to lie to yourself, Boss.No one's going to judge you for your itty bitty flatty chest.
>>35462556Please don't bully Boss while he's questing. Save the comments about his DFC and such until the end of the thread.
>>35462379>>35462403>>35462471TROOGDOOOOOOOOOR>>35462382>>35462412>>35462459>>35462539>>35462502>LET'S SPLIT UP, GANG!>>35462417>tfw no rap battle, baking contest, d-d-d-duel, 720 noscope battle, or dance-offLife is pain, anon>mfw splitting up wonOkay, writing.
>>35462668It's not really splitting up, Boss.It's more like separating our forces in two teams to accomplish our objectives individually....nope. not like splitting up at all.
…You're no fool.YOU KNOW HOW THIS WORKS.YOU'VE SEEN ENOUGH SCOOBY DOO TO KNOW WHERE THIS IS GOING.[Let's split up!]Mami shoots you a Look. A Look with a capital L.>You can talk, Akari-chan.… Oh, right.You clear your throat.“Alright, gang. Let's split up!”Sayaka and Strength both protest- “Never split the party,” they say.Kyouko seems to wholeheartedly approve, though, as does Chariot.Mato and Mami seem largely indifferent, but they don't protest.The question is, how will you do the splitting?>1 Group>2 Groups>3 Groups>4+ Groups? (What the hell are you even doing anymore?)>Something else? (WHAT.)
>>35462970>2 GroupsProbably the best loadout. Melee specialists on infiltration, ranged on distraction.
>>35462970>Chariot, Koko and Sayaka make one group to try and either infiltrate MechaGodzilla or set up the circle thingamagic>The rest serve as distractions, with Mato protecting us while we create explosions to damage and distract while Strenght protects Mami, who does the same.
>>35463065>infiltrationU wot m8>ranged on distractionYour weakest ranged fighter has pic related
>>35463185Well yeah, we can't hijack it if we don't infiltrate. I like this plan >>35463178by the way.
>>35463065>>35463086>>35463101>>35463163>2>>35463119Wierdo>>35463178Vote that's ahead of its timeOkay, writing.
>>35463185I thought Mato only had her rocks?Granted, she peobably has some BIG rocks, but they probably ain't enough to hurt MechaGodzilla.But yeah, Infiltration specialists we are not. That's why I suggested what the Exalted crowd call Malfean Stealth:>The enemy can't see you get inside their base if they are too busy being Dead, Dying or desperately trying to extinguish all the fire.
>>35463178>>35463294Well, this is technically two groups, right?one with 3 people to infiltrate, one with ALL DA FIREPOWER to distract.
>>35463301Rocks are weak enough that she doesn't qualify as a 'ranged fighter'.Same with Sayaka and her swords.>You don't know how to get inside>None of you are giant robot pilots>You have nowhere to store a giant robot>A giant robot that can be defeated- without being destroyed or otherwise disabled permanently- by a CRACK SQUAD of teenaged girls is probably not all that useful
>>35463414Who said we wanted the thing?MechaGodzilla is cool and all, but it just can't compete with more advanced robots that were NOT built around the bones of a giant MurderLizard and then possessed by his ghost.No, I just want to take it down without making it topple over all the buildings in the area and causing untold millions in property damage.
>>35463491>without making it topple over all the buildings in the area and causing untold millions in property damage.... what's the problem, anon?CHICKEN?
>>35463414Falling into the Cockpit is a perfectly valid trope for AC, thank you very much. Also, maybe the City can store it somewhere? And this is a mop man project, so I don't expect the anti-personnel defenses to be top-notch.
>>35463527...FUCK NO! JUST YOU WAIT, IMMA CRASH THAT THING ALL OVER THE CITY RIGHT THE FUCK NOW
Chariot brings up the first matter of business. “How many groups should we split up into, Akari-chan?”You think. You think, and you think, and you think some more.You puzzle and puzzle 'till your puzzler is sore.And then you remember that the Grinch had a heart TWO sizes too small.TWO.You hold up a finger...And then you hold up ANOTHER finger.“Two.”Kyouko claps.Hmm.All that's left are the roles and members of the teams.>Decide on roles first>Decide on team composition first>[Be a screwball and propose a (Write-in!)]
>>35463650>Decide on roles first
>>35463650>Decide on roles firstAnd Boss?>>35463527I think you forgot your pic.You can't make a dare like that without paying your respects to Double K.
>>35463650>Decide on roles firstGotta know what jobs there are to do first!
>>35463800Well, I'm sorry I didn't happen to have a picture of Biff Tannon in my image folder
>>35463862Double K Kamina is the Master of Dares.
>>35464021Right.Gotta decide which team will be doing what.…You wish that robot would stop stomping so loudly.It makes it really difficult to think!Like a roommate who eats those stupid candy things for... four-and-a-half hours on end!But that's meta, so pretend you didn't think it!What'll the teams be doing?“Hey, maybe we could just, y'know, steal it?”All eyes turn to Strength.“None of us have licenses yet, kiddo,” Mato doesn't say (because she can't!) as she pats Strength on the head.Mami nods. “If Mato were to say something, it'd be exactly right,” she says sagely.Agreement is vaguely given by everyone.…Anyways, what'll the teams be doing?>???
>>35464335Maybe this?>>35463178Wait, is this what you meant about the vote being ahead of its time?!
>>35464335>Anyone with melee skills infiltrates to steal it, ranged fighters pin it down and do some non-critical damage.
>>35464408Yes, yes it is.
>>35464335>>35464417Just with the difference that ranged kill the small robot-dinoasaurs.
>>35464335>>35464408I like that vote or anything in that vein.
>>35464417>infiltrates to steal it>>“None of us have licenses yet, kiddo,”Anon plsthe law doesn't break the law
>>35464514Well you need to practice before you get a license, right? Also, we were gonna kill Precia even if that meant going outside the law.
>>35464335>>35464454Changing this then to >melee goes close to smash it to piecesJust so we can move on, its a mopman robot, it probably explodes anyway.
>Votes that are links to other posts>those other posts are also links to other postsFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF->>35464417AnonI know you completely ignored my not-at-all subtle attempt to point out that infiltrating the robot is really stupidbut at least you voted in a way that doesn't make me wanna kill myself
>>35464766Why thank you! And to be fair, you also tried to dissuade us from absorbing Innocentius and that worked out pretty well in the end.
>>35464766Then let's just forget stealing it and infiltrate to wreak havoc in its innards.
>>35464766>>35464817He's got a point, Boss...
>>35464817At least you all voted when that happened.It was clear that you wanted to do that.All I have right now is a clusterfuck of inter-linked posts with proposed minute alterations to the posts they linked to, which often have alterations to posts that they've linked toand those alterations end up making the plan either mutually exclusive of itself, or not at all what the original proposal was.>>35464839I see his point, anon.But I still have no idea what anyone's voting for.If you want to go with one of those plants, vote for it.In greentext.In your own vote.Please.
>>35464909>voting for this>>35464417>>Anyone with melee skills infiltrates to steal it, ranged fighters pin it down and do some non-critical damage.
Okay. we'll have two votes. One per team.Team One:>Gets into melee with the giant robot>Shoots stuff at the giant robot>Fights the smaller dinosaurs>Tries to distract the giant robot>Tries to steal the giant robot>Tries to distract the smaller dinosaurs>Does something else (write-in!)
>>35465084>Tries to steal the giant robotLet's go!
>>35465084>>Tries to steal the giant robot"Hey Mato, when's your birthday again?"
>>35465084>Tries to steal the giant robot
>>35465084>Gets into melee with the giant robot
>>35465146I like your style! >>35465084>Tries to steal the giant robot
>>35465099>>35465146>>35465190>>35465225>Tricksy humanses>>35465217PUNCH IT>>35465146You can't give it to her for her birthday when she'll almost certainly be one of the ones doing the actual acquisition, anon.
And Team Two:>Gets into melee with the giant robot>Shoots stuff at the giant robot>Fights the smaller dinosaurs>Tries to distract the giant robot>Tries to steal the giant robot, too.>Tries to distract the smaller dinosaurs>Does something else (write-in!)
>>35465084>Gets into melee with the giant robot>Fights the smaller dinosaurs
>>35465347>Fights the smaller dinosaurs
>>35465347>Shoots stuff at the giant robotIf melee is infiltrating, then they're what's left.
>>35465347>Shoots stuff at the giant robotWe have artillery, guys. We need to use it.
>>35465347>Fights the smaller dinosaursCan't have them preventing team one from looting the dude in a suit!
>>35465347>Fights the smaller dinosaursKeep them pinned down and protect the infiltration team.
>>35465357...So you want to engage the big one- up close- and then fight the swarm at its feet whilst you're there?That's like walking into the middle of a church in the old westand punching the preacher in the faceand then trying to fight off the gun-toting congregation
>>35465502Good thing the majority's not for it, then!
>>35465502Can't we do this?
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>35465502>That's like walking into the middle of a church in the old west>and punching the preacher in the face>and then trying to fight off the gun-toting congregationThat just makes me want to do it evem more. You're supposed to discourage us from doing stupid things, Boss, not making them sound even funner.
>>35465516Yeah, I see that now.It was the only vote when I started, though.I'm bad at metaphors.>>35465579It's only funny when you're not dead, anon.>>35465390>>35465427>>35465470>Fights the babies>>35465422>>35465421takes the course of action that would be valid in any reasonable circumstances, but in this case isn't because their friends'll be all up in the big one's personal spaceOkay, writing.
>>35465502To be fair, we have a girl with machine gun fingers. That alone should stop the dinosaurs from charging us, especially if the bullets are Armor Piercing, and if you're going to give a girl Giant Machine Gun Fingers then you should finish the job and giver proper bullets to use.There's also Mami, who has Lasers. I trust I don't need to explain further.Then we have Akari, who has Line of Sight explosions with a rate of fire of "as fast as she can snap her fingers".All in all, we can theoretically stand in one spot and just shoot at the dinosaurs, with Mami sniping, Strenght on Crowd Control and Akari acting like a living Howitzer.That is, if the Big Guy doesn't try to kill us because we killed his pals.
>>35465843>in melee with the giant robotYour ranged combat wouldn't matter, because you wouldn't get the chance to use it.Because you'd be getting mauled by a bunch of reasonably-sized dinobots.
You scratch your chin and ponder.“Okay,” you say after a few moments of contemplation, “Team One will get in close and try to infiltrate the giant robot-”There's a shuffling noise as everyone's hand shoots up.“... Yes?”“Why?”“How?”“Is there a hatch or something of that nature that I didn't see?”“The entrance would definitely be up high. How would we climb it?”“I don't have feet. Climbing'd be a problem.”“My gloves are way too big to grab handholds, and WHAT HAPPENED TO NOT HAVING LISCENCES?”Mato pats Strength on the head.You blink.“And Team Two will fight the smaller robots.”Kyouko raises her hand.“Yes?”“Did you forget about the circle thing, Takamichi-san?”>Pffff, what? No, of course not!>... Maybe.>... yes.
>>35465934No, I'm talking about how to deal with the swarm of dinosaurs.And I agree, Melee with a giant robot is stupid.Unless you are Dante and the giant robot is a demon. Then you can totally do it.
>>35465981>Pffff, what? No, of course not!
>>35465981>... yes."Maybe if you had told me more about how it worked I would remember it better."
>>35465981>... yes.Akari is REALLY scatterbrained today.and by Akari I mean the thread.
>>35466040Or if you've trained in the School of the Undefeated of the East!
>>35466093Oh please, Akari wishes her blood could burn that hot!
>>35466050>>35466067>Uh... yeah.>>35466043SILENCE, KYOUKO.>>35466040I'm pretty sure the alleles for roboticism are dominant, anonOkay, writing!
>>35466309When will we be able to boil people to death with out blood?No, better, when will we be able to boil someone from the inside with their own blood?
>>35466309She just needs some training, anon.then she too will be able to kick skyscrapers and use the SHINING FINGER.Mato, on the other hand, needs a super mode where she glows gold and also get her hammer so she do the whole HIKARI NI NARE thing.
>>35466410Wouldn't most of our comrades be better suited to kicking skyscrapers? Also, Akari would definitely have to use Erupting Burning Finger instead. I would totally be down with giving Mato the Goldion Hammer though.
>>35466328>I'm pretty sure the alleles for roboticism are dominant, anonHmm, so the cyborg dinosaurs are more robot than dinosaur?are they just cloned dinosaur brains in a case, piloting the body?or are they like Metal Greymon and Rise Greymon, with mechanical bits grafted onto the biological bodies?Does it even matter?Can you tell if I like to ask questions?
You scratch the back of your head and laugh awkwardly.“Yeah, I guess I did. Sorry.”“Don't worry about it- I forget stuff all the time. Right, Sayaka?”The blue-headed one shrugs. “Ehh. Maybe?”Chariot frowns. “The circle thing is the one where we blow it up, right? If we're gonna do that, we should try to not be climbing all over it. I hear exploding makes you, y'know, dead.”Hmm.“Additionally, I'll be spending a lot of time standing out in the open if we do the circle thing,” Kyouko adds, “so a distraction would be really nice.”>Do the circle thing. Switch Team One to another task.>WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' CIRCLES.
>>35466559>WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' CIRCLES.OUR PLAN WAS THE BEST PLAN EVER
>>35466559>Do the circle thing. Switch Team One to another task.
>>35466559>WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' CIRCLES.Exploding things is for PUSSIES! Now let's go explode some dinos and loot a giant mechadino!
>>35466559>>WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' CIRCLES.Blowing it up? But then we can't steal it!
>>35466575>>35466586>>35466592I hope you all realise that this is a mop man construction, and will blow up anyway, because all of his robots do.
>>35466559>WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' CIRCLES.I am automatically opposed to any plan that does not result in us taking the robot as a prize.
>>35466614I sincerely hope that they don't.If they do, then that indicates that they're perfectly fine with that.
>>35466614You sure about that? I think the other one only blew up because they were bombs, not proper automatons. Plus, even if we can only salvage a little bit of it that might be enough for Miku to make a breakthrough of some sort.
>>35466489Huh. I just realized both the Shining Gundam and GaoGaiGar have super modes where they glow Gold.We should get something like that by the time the Aliens invade, a super mode for Mato where she overclocks her cyborg parts and glows golden just like Guy and one for Akari that she gets after she masters the fire inside her or something.
>>35466665To be fair, gold is a pretty damn common color as Super Modes go.
>>35466656The problem is that with your current plan, our freinds would be IN the robot when it explodes. An yes, exploding automatons was mopmans thing since he got first mentioned.
>>35466710Those were remote controlled bombs, this thing is being piloted. I know he's crazy, but I don't think he's THAT crazy.
>>35466710>in the robotNo, they'd almost certainly be /on/ it.Because there's NO WAY TO ENTER IT WHEN IT'S OCCUPIED.BECAUSE HE'S CRAZY, NOT STUPID.Not that anyone can be assed to actually fucking read what the characters are saying or anything.
>>35466780I was assuming they would plan to drag the other occupant out before hijacking it. And I fully expect it to have a detonator for that case, because thats what I would do if I would build locally controlled giant robots.
>>35466748He's Mopman.Why on earth do you think he ISN'T crazy enough to do that?
>>35466780So we make an entrance then! I should hope that's well within our capabilities. As if reason or logic should ever stop our BURNING SPIRIT!
>>35466748He totally is that crazy.
>>35466815Because if he were suicidal he would have killed himself well before now. Like >>35466780said, he's crazy, not stupid.
>>35466780Yeah, the thread has been pretty single minded aboit the whole Steal the Robot thing.Sorry about that Boss.If it's any consolation, I still think the plan is stupid and we really should just distract them and cover Kyouko while she does her magic thing.
>>35466856You assume mopman is the guy in the robot. And that he can't escape us like he has done before and blow it up anyway.
>>35466814>Drag him outYou can't get at him without critically damaging the thing.Or do you legitimately think that they'd build something any way other than that? With the pilot being the safest thing in the whole machine?>Every NPC tells you that the plan is stupid- for a different reason.>One even points out a plan the QM accidentally forgot to include, that was part of the popular write-in from earlier.>Half of your infiltration team can't even climbThis is like one of those things, where the program asks you 'DO YOU REALLY WANT TO (x)?' fifteen times.I mean, nobody else thinks this is a good idea.Is it railroading if they don't go with your stupid and suicidal plan?Because that's what I see happening- you insisting, and them telling you to bugger off.
>>35466909Last time there we only two of us, now there are what, seven of us? Plus Akari's had a pretty serious power-up since then.
>>35466856>>35466909Indeed, he might have built a robot to pilot the robot.and before you say that's stupid, consider the fact that the man is apparently an engineering genius.He CAN build an extra robot and he CAN program it to control MechaGodzilla.It's a legitimate plan.
>>35467002Then just do that, if the plan can't work, then just let it fail. They will have to live with that if they can't take the hint.
>>35467002Targeting the cockpit is a pretty common anime trope, so I figured with enough firepower and our ridiculous rolls we could potentially pull it off. And we can switch up the infiltration team if we have to get a better balance for it.
>>35467002Guys, when the QM (who has been a total bro so far) takes you aside amd explain that he has been spending the past five updates trying to tell you your plan is stupid, then maybe, just maybe we shouldn't do it.
>>35467002All I wanted to point out is that we've nonsensed our way through - and well past - the plot before, so it's not like this is a unique instance by any means.
>>35467058>Targeting the cockpit is a pretty common anime trope, so I figured with enough firepower and our ridiculous rolls we could potentially pull it off.Maybe we should stop relying on ridiculous rolls for success and just make an actual fucking plan that is not stupid In and Out Of Character?The GM has called us out. We need to stop being so hard headed about this.
>>35467058The problem is, as has been explained before, if we take the cockpit by force, we damage the robot too much to use it anymore. There is no way to get to the thing without smashing the robot. Its not a matter of lack of firepower, the issue is that enough force to get to the cockpit, would make the robot unusable.>>35467098Can't really think of any case like that, except the fire eating.
>>35467013>an engineering geniusNo, not really. He has a team of engineers. ... and that's not stupidjust really pointless.If he wanted to control it remotely, he'd just control it remotely.>>35467098And I'm trying to point out that one doesn't just go 'hey, let's build a giant robot' and do so without planning or thinking about how it'll be engaged.One gets a team of smart dudes/engineers and says 'yo, dawgs, how do we do dis?'And they're like 'Let's make it exactly like every giant robot in every anime and videogame /ISN'T/.'
>>35467116But our ridiculous rolls are part of who Akari is at this point, otherwise you don't get devouring Innocentius or talking down Precia. If we fail though, we fail I guess.
>>35467171>'Let's make it exactly like every giant robot in every anime and videogame /ISN'T/.'That is most definitely NOT how AC rolls at all, but Word of God I guess. If we can't then I suppose we can't, though that doesn't stop me from wanting a robot to call our own.
>>35467098>we've nonsensed our way through - and well past - the plot beforeBut not when the GM has all but vetoed the plan on grounds of "you idiots would fail because it has no physical way to succeed. "To pit it in perspective, when we ate Innocentius, we had a way to get there and a way to withstand the heat long enough to grab the core and let our ridiculous roll do its thing.Here, we have no way to get there, No way to withstand the Heat and we would need multiple ridiculous rolls to do it.
>>35467177Talking down Precia was actually because we made sense and she run on nonsense logic and plans. Its pretty much the exact opposite.And this is just not even nearly cool enough to run on rule of cool. Its just some giant robot, we have genius engineer with us, she can make those too.
>>35467177we talked down precia using Common Fucking Sense.The roll was to see if her lackey wouls just go NANANA NOT LISTENING or pay some fucking attention to us.The roll wouldn't have happened if our plan hadn't made sense in the first place.
>>35467220We'll get our Mecha when the Aliens attack and we have a reason to have a mecha. Right now, it would just be a waste of space and resources.
>>35467245Miku can even do better- like 'AIs in human-sized cases' better.There's a reason people with the really good powers are all either low(ish)-level or LEVEL FIVE, y'know?...I think... maybe I'll POV-switch you guys.... yeah, that might be best.Okay, writing.
>>35467365No. I want to play Akari, just have the plan fail if they insist on it. I am not a big fan of the constant PoV switches, the tendency of spending half the thread with other characters made me nearly drop this quest until it got better.
>>35467365Fine by me, maybe watching how insane the plan is from another perspective would help.
>>35467404>>35467430Shouldn't be longer than a post or two.Sometimes, I think, you have to be a different character to remain in-character, you know what I mean?
>>35467404I realise this is one of those Opinions things, but the POV switches are a really good way to show the way other characters think and feel.It's one of the things that set this quest apart from the legion of other quests on /tg/.
>>35467478I'm not against PoV switches, I liked the one or two post switches we had initally.It started becoming a problem when we spend more time with other characters than with the MC. Which we did.
Akari frowns. “... I mean, the circle thing sounds great in theory and all, but...” She trails off. She doesn't want to express disbelief in your capabilities, but she doesn't trust them, either. … Dammit.“...wouldn't the entrance be on the back? I mean, that's where I'd put it- it's back is sloped, so the armor doesn't need to be as thick there, because it can rely on stuff glancing off; but putting the door on top or on the front would be suicide, because those are the angles where you'd be catching the most fire from. Right?”You're Kyouko, and your hasty lie doesn't have your fellow red-head convinced.And, really, who could blame her?All you told her was that you'd make a circle and some B.S. about structural integrity or some-such.Because 'I'm a wizard' isn't usually a very efficient- or desirable- way to explain things.But, desirable or not, it's true.But you've seen the back of this thing, and there's no door there, either. Of course, you scryed it, so you can't really use it to support your argument without spilling the beans.>... balls to it. Tell 'em the truth. “I'm a wizard.” Can't be that bad, can it?>Try to arrange a demonstration of your 'power'? She might not buy it, though.>Try to convince her that your power is actually more of a clairvoyance type of thing.>STAGE A MUTINY!>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>35467773>... balls to it. Tell 'em the truth. “I'm a wizard.” Can't be that bad, can it?Akari has seen weirder.
>>35467773>Try to arrange a demonstration of your 'power'? She might not buy it, though.Wizards always ruin everything. Ever.
>>35467773>... balls to it. Tell 'em the truth. “I'm a wizard.” Can't be that bad, can it?
>>35467773>... balls to it. Tell 'em the truth. “I'm a wizard.” Can't be that bad, can it?>>Try to arrange a demonstration of your 'power'? She might not buy it, though.Show AND tell would probably be the best way to convince her.
>>35467857'power' = esper ability, anonShe'll obviously give you some disbelief-sass if you tell her you're magical and then don't show her any sort of magic or anythingShowing her your 'power' would be trying to show her your 'circle thing'
>>35467013Why build a robot to control it? Just give it an A.I. AC has them out the asshole.
I'm not comfortable splitting this either way.Someone toss in a vote, please.
>>35468143>Just tell themPinky swear I haven't voted on this one yet.
>>35468057Oh, ok. Is there anything more blatantly magical that we can show off instead?
>>35468188Only real way to do it is to show off two completely separate powers. Dual-Skill is impossible, so they'd believe then.That's how Hamazura figured out Acqua isn't an Esper anyways. Hydrokinesis and Super Strength don't really mix power set-wise.
>>35468188Magic spells 'n' stuff, anon.Yer a freakin' wizard, y'know?All you'd really have to do is cast two spells that can't be grouped together into a single power
>>35468185AlsoWhy you gotta be so shady, anon?
>>35468271Because it's hot outside.
... OKAY, FINE.>>35467828>>35467853>>35467857>>35468185>WIZARD>TOTALLY LEGIT>>35467838Apologies if you didn't want to spill your beans all over poor Akaribut I can believe that the other vote for this was a misconceptionWriting.>>35468373
…When in doubt, FIX BAYONETS.… That's how the saying goes /somewhere/, you're sure.… probably.You clear your throat. “Takamichi-san... I lied. I'm not an esper.”She frowns. “... What? Why would you lie about that?” Sayaka frowns, too. Mami just gives you an almost-imperceptible nod.“I'm a magician.”She blinks. “What? Like, 'Penn and Teller'? That doesn't preclude being an esper-”“No, like 'Harry Potter' and 'Dungeons and Dragons'. I'm a wizard.”You ignore the surprise on the faces of the other, more metallic girls. Akari, after a pause, crosses her arms. “Can you prove it?”“Of course!”>What kinds of magical things do you do? (As far as I'm concerned, magic in this setting is... odd. The more powerful the stuff you're doing, the longer and sillier it is. You can add some incantations or whatever, or just do some basic D&D spells or what-have-you.)
>>35468750>You can add some incantations or whatever, or just do some basic D&D spells or what-have-you.)>For the purposes of this vote, that is.So you can do some silly thing or just say 'I cast magic missile at the darkness' or whatever.
>>35468750>Buff everyone with HasteInsert some fluff about the Flash or something, I dunno.
>>35468750>>Group buff of some kindBull's Strength perhaps?
>>35468818>>35468934>Haste>Bull's StrengthUm...Okay.Writing!>Two votes in fifteen minutesI don't know what to think.
>>35469074It's getting late, the prompt is kinda vague and people are frustrated, I'm not surprised that the thread's died down a bit. Maybe it will pick up a little once the action sequences start up.
>>35469074Magic in Raildex is a lot less defined than Esper powers. No idea what could be asked from Kyouko.Also >>35469173
>>35469191Yeah, most things can be justified. Besides, generic strength and speed boosting spells are used for most combat magicians anyways. Hell, the absolute weakest armors the Knights of England use still multiplies their speed 20x.
…You are Akari Takamichi, and you're feeling faster and stronger than usual, thanks to... magic, it would seem.Kyouko used a few spells- one to make the lot of you faster, and another to make you stronger.You weren't exactly convinced at first, and the whole 'Espers can't do magic without blowing themselves up- or worse' deal seems... really dodgy, but she did manage to walk Chariot through a spell- and that glowing rune-thing wouldn't fit into any ability that could also affect people physically, so... there's that.And you're pretty sure that Mato wouldn't really react to any 'normal' physical enhancement ability, especially while she's big- but even she seems stronger and faster.…Still, though...>Ask for more proof.>Ask about the 'circle-thing'. What kinda spell is that?>Go with the 'circle-thing'/magical trap plan.>Insist on your plan. >Something else. (Write-in!)
>>35469427>Ask about the 'circle-thing'. What kinda spell is that?What exactly does it do? Might still insist on Plan A if it's not awesome enough.
>>35469427>>Ask about the 'circle-thing'. What kinda spell is that?Ok, fine, you're a wizard. Now how's your big flashy trick gonna save the day?
“So... what kinda spell takes so long that you need a distraction to cast it, anyways? What does that 'circle-thing' even do?”“Oh, that's easy- it's not that casting something powerful enough to take that thing out is a problem- it's that the flashy spells are quicker and easier... and a lot more overt. The spell I'm wanting to use doesn't even produce sparks- it just breaks things, really. It's effective and looks almost exactly like a perfect accident, so it's more difficult to cast, see?”“Why not use something that looks like an ability and pass it off as being an esper, though?”Kyouko grins and pushes her glasses farther up the bridge of her nose. “I think you know why- because I'm not on any Academy City database as 'Kyouko Sakura- Level blah: blah-blah-kineticist' or anything. It'd set off alarm bells an' stuff- especially considering that a lot of those spells are about as effective as the stuff a Level 4 could put out.”You... you're not sure you believe that last bit, but it could just be you subconsciously going 'hey, I'm a Level 4- screw you, lady!' or something.“... How long does this spell take to prepare? And how does it work?”Kyouko shrugs. “It depends on a number of things- having more people helping me draw the rune would definitely speed the process. I doubt it'd take more than a minute or two if Sayaka helped. As for the way it works... well, it's like a magical land-mine, I guess? Once something activates it- in this case, it'll be when that thing steps on it- it, y'know, does its thing.”>Go with the circular-trap of DOOOOOOM>>Propose having more people help with drawing the rune-thing. (How many, and whom?)>Try to convince her to use something faster and 'flashier'>Insist on stealing the robot>Make a Star Wars Reference>Wonder if her spear can talk>Something else? What more could you possibly want? (Write-in!)
>>35470095>Insist on stealing the robotGotta give it the old college try!
>>35470095>Go with the circular-trap of DOOOOOOM>>>Propose having more people help with drawing the rune-thing. (Her and Sayaka)I'm pretty sure the remaining five of us can easily hold them off for a minute or two.
>>35470095>>Insist on stealing the robot>>Make a Star Wars Reference"Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid."
>>35470224Oh, way to take the reference right outta my mouth, anon
>>35470240Cool! I dunno where all this is heading though, there's nothing approaching a consensus and it doesn't seem like you've managed to deter us despite your best efforts.
>>35470188>>35470224>DO IT, DO IT, DO IT>>35470199Anon, you're the only one with a legitimate reason to complain if this all goes to shit- you can say you told them so and blow raspberries at them and so on and so forth.Should anyone else want to toss in their lot, speak within the next five minutes or forever hold your peace. Got it?
>>35470449Sorry Boss, lines in the sand and all that. And hey, even if we do fuck up horribly at least we can say we tried?
Go ahead and roll me... 6 hundred-sided dice.If nobody else votes, we'll need 'em anyways. One roll per post, if you'd be so kind.
>>35470095Oh God you morons are going to get us killed. >>Go with the circular-trap of DOOOOOOMAnd if we must try to steal the robot, let's set it up so we make an attempt, then fall back to a set position and trigger the circle once it inevitably fails.
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>35470502And now there's a tie, and well within five minutes? What do? Eh fuck it, I'm gonna roll anyway and see what happens, seems to be something of a theme tonight.
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>35470502Praise the dice gods! Again!
Rolled 96, 77, 39, 96, 80, 79 = 467 (6d100)>>35470502Guys I don't think you're doing it right, I think he wants six dice per post, not six posts. Or am I wrong? In that case, feel free to disregard all of these.
>>35470188>>35470224>DOOOOOOOO EEEEEEEEEEET>>35470199>>35470504>Science is magic! Wait, no it's not. But magic's pretty cool or something>>35470567I wanted six posts with one d100 roll apiece. I suppose I should've given longer?Frankly, I didn't actually expect anyone to vote. Still, I don't do the whole d2 tiebreaker thing. They wouldn't flip a coin in an election, and the choices made here actually change things from time to time.Thus, I'll be needing another vote- and four more d100 rolls, just in case.
>>35470680Good luck on that, I dunno if there are even four more players left at this point and I don't want to roll multiple times.
>>35470680Just in case nobody else rolls, our current average is 67.
>>35470523>58 for Mato>>35470545>65 for Mami>>35470815The rolls are for individuals, I'm afraid, so an average doesn't really work.What do I do? Stop here and pick up where we left off tomorrow?
>>35470815That's if you average all 3 posts, if you average the post of six you get a high of 78, which is more in line with how we usually tally results.
>>35470886If you like, those of us who are left can roll again just to keep things moving. Picking up tomorrow is also a valid option.
>>35470937Go ahead and hit me with those rolls, and we'll see what happens from there.
>>35470886We can all roll twice if you like!
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>35470966Ok, let's get started. If you're discounting the mass roll, here's number three, whoever it's for!
>>35470966>>35470969Oh goddammit, I always get sniped! Here's my second shot then.
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>35471007Aaand I forgot my dice. Shameful display, must commit sudoku, yadda yadda yadda. But I got them this time!
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>35470966That's four, doesn't seem like the mass roller is still here so I'll go for a third which is fifth. Then other guy can finish it.
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>35470966>>35471057>other guyWell fuck you too, buddy. C'MON DICE!
>>35470886Looks like that's six then, all above average but nothing amazing for once. Now what?
>>35471198Good question, seeing as there's apparently only two of us left so any vote could easily turn into a stalemate. Now what, Boss?
>>35470523Mato- 58/70>>35470545Mami- 65//75>>35470991Strength- 72/85>>35471026Chariot- 70/80>>35471057Kyouko- 76/95>>35471157Sayaka- 77/85That's even better than I expected.I suppose we'll pick this up tomorrow, then. I never realized that one could go full OoC and... reverse-metagame? I just never expected it, I guess. I wonder what those Skill-outs you sent to art school are doing right now.I mean, I'd imagine they're painting.But I guess they might be making meth or something. Who knows?...Anyways, goodnight. I look forward to seeing you all again tomorrow. I think.
Looks like that might be a wrap then? How does one archive on sup/tg/? I've never tried it before.
>>35471382Night Boss, I'm not quite sure what just happened but hopefully it's gonna work out.>>35471390Fuck if I know, AFAIK he does it himself most of the time. I've certainly never done it myself.
Ah, right, the archives. http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=RaildexMy apologies.Additionally, feel free to ask questions here: ask.fm/EsperQuestQMI won't be answering them in the thread for very long- I'm rather tired.>>35471390>>35471405I've been personally archiving them upon posting the OP ever since thread 2, after thread 1's inaccurate misarchival.It saddens me to know that there are people who judge books not by their covers, but, far worse- by their initial, un-refined states.
>I look forward to seeing you all again tomorrow. >I think.Did we break the QM?
>>35471563Not even in your deepest and most bizarre dreams, anon.
>>35470680>They wouldn't flip a coin in an electionActually they do.How do I manage to go to sleep just before all of the blazing rows in this quest?
>>35475754Who knows?Maybe you're a wizard.
You are Akari Takamichi, a- no, probably more like 'the,' at this point- Level 4 Pyrokineticist living and fighting for JUSTICE in the crazy town they call Academy City, and you're currently trying to come to a decision:Do you steal the giant robot? Or let your wizard friend blow it to kingdom come?You're not sure about this whole 'magic' thing just yet, you're not afraid to admit... but, then again, you're not entirely certain why it is you want to steal this thing.There's also that remark Kyouko made about her magic stuff being just as good as a Level 4 ability.She didn't seem to /mean/ it as an insult, but... you might be a bit more miffed about that than you'd be willing to let on....and, as if that wasn't enough, it seems like everyone's starting to question your leadership!Maybe it's the way you keep insisting on a the one plan that manages to endanger everyone's lives without any evidence that you're correct in your assumptions?Nah, it couldn't be that! Although, come to think of it, it might be how long this planning session is taking.…They're all looking at you expectantly.Mato, Mami, Strength, Chariot, Kyouko, and Saya- oh geez, is she gonna be okay? There's a rather unpleasant-looking welt on her forehead, probably from that rock Mato threw earlier.Mami follows your gaze, and makes a surprised noise when she sees the lump. … Yeah, Mami'll deal with that.For now, you've a decision to make:>WE STEAL THE ROBOT!>WE SPRING A TRAP/SPELL/THING!>WE... uh, what was the plan again? (Write-in!)
>>35477537>WE STEAL THE ROBOT!We are the leader of this operation goddammit!
>>35477537>WE STEAL THE ROBOT!
>>35477537>>WE SPRING A TRAP/SPELL/THING!Kinda disappointing so far, let's see if we can keep that streak going or finally break it!
>>35477537>WE SPRING A TRAP/SPELL/THING!Are we relying on some sort of ejector seat to save whoever is crazy/ stupid enough to pilot the thing from the ensuing explosion?
>>35477636>“Oh, that's easy- it's not that casting something powerful enough to take that thing out is a problem- it's that the flashy spells are quicker and easier... and a lot more overt. The spell I'm wanting to use doesn't even produce sparks- it just breaks things, really. It's effective and looks almost exactly like a perfect accident, so it's more difficult to cast, see?”
>>35477681I don't believe any accident or failure when it comes to a mopman invention can ever be anything other than catastrophic.
>>35477918I'll add my vote to piracy.
>>35477918>WHY.Because you have the worst players.
>>35477918Because there's the same number of players as there were before and there still hasn't been a consensus reached?
>>35477930PIRATE.>>35477962Ssshhhhhhhh>>35477989You shhh, too!We obviously don't need that sort of reasoning here.Anyways, writing!
You reiterate the plan from before.Team One tries to steal the giant robot, and Team Two tries to take out the little ones at its feet.Strength lets out an exasperated sigh- the sort of sigh that one emits when one realizes that one is the only sane person left in a particular situation or place.Kyouko blinks a few times, disbelief displayed plainly on her face.Mami's behind wiggles cheerily back and forth in some sort of dance as she presses a grenade against Sayaka's bruised forehead, and you're pretty sure you hear her humming a jaunty tune- the theme from those movies, with the pirates and the shenanigans.Sayaka, for her part, seems to be trying to balance listening to the plan and looking like an already-wet cat that's about to be tossed out into the middle of an Olympic-sized swimming pool.Chariot seems to be trying to figure out if there's a way she can plant her blade-y wheel-feet that would enable her to climb... with little luck.Mato's got her arms folded across her chest, and she looks like she isn't sure what to think.Strength raises her hand.>Acknowledge her.>Restate the plan again. >Threaten them. (With what?)>Get angry.>Something else. (Write-in)
>>35478500>Acknowledge her.We could use all the help we can get at this point.
>>35478500>>Acknowledge her.If she's got some advice for us then I suppose I'm down to hear her out.
>>35478500>Acknowledge her.Why are crazy people so often the IC minority and the OOC majority.
>>35478610Because personally doing something difficult and dangerous is apparently the same thing as asking your allies to do something impossible and suicidal, anon.>>35478578>>35478601>>35478609>>35478610>"Yes, Koutari-san?"Okay, writing.
>>35478734Doing the impossible is kinda our thing as I understand it.
>>35478769Difficult and Impossible are two different things, anon.The primary difference being that the impossible tends to be impossible.Going to the moon? Difficult.Walking to the moon? YOU CAN'T, NO MATTER HOW MANY CRITS YOU ROLL. BECAUSE THAT'S NOW HOW THINGS WORK.And asking others to do it for you is absolute bullshit.Luck and sheer force of will can only carry you so far, and making blatantly out-of-character decisions for the sake of a write-in- one so absurd that I had thought was a joke- that was clearly a bad idea, in- and out- of character, is just... I don't even know what it is.But your will doesn't apply to others.There was no reason for you to want to steal it.Still isn't.Akari doesn't think that way.Or, at least, she didn't.
>>35478769Let's say you are a rifleman in a platoon. Who do you want for a commander, from these options?- a capable commander- protagonist from a shonen manga
>>35478933>Walking to the moon? YOU CAN'T, NO MATTER HOW MANY CRITS YOU ROLL. BECAUSE THAT'S NOW HOW THINGS WORK.YOU CANT TELL US WHAT IS AND ISN'T POSSIBLE YOU'RE NOT GOD
>>35478960Actually, he kinda is, being the QM and all. Your drive is admirable but misplaced.
You acknowledge the tiny girl with the big hands. “Yes, Strength?”“There's no entryway.”You cross your arms and pout. “And what makes you-”She points.You turn and see the back of the metal monstrosity as it plods away.…There's- no, that's not... Oh, what about- no, that's just a jagged sharp-thing.But, what about- No, that's not an entrance, either.…You scratch the back of your head and have a laugh.Not much else to do in a situation like this, really!>Look at (Write-in!). “What's the plan, boss?”>Insist that they try anyways, because AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA>Get your head out of your rear and propose a plan that isn't awful. (Write-in!)>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>35479124>Just make an opening, what's the problem?
>>35479124>Something else? (Write-in!)>Can we make an entryway?
>>35479124>Get your head out of your rear and propose a plan that isn't awful. (Write-in!)Just have Kyouko do her circle stuff with Sayaka while we get the little dinos away from her.
>>35479124>Time for magic circles and shit!
>>35478960Even if I couldn't, you're applying your drive to something that would result in casualties (possibly even fatalities), wouldn't succeed, and would completely throw your mind off the rails of the already-crazy train.Unless you'd like to explain to me how sending friends and acquaintances to their deaths for your own selfish desires, even when presented with overwhelming evidence that you're wrong and won't succeed, could possibly result in anything other than your psyche going *snap*.
>>35479220Might be some crossed wires here, not that anon but I imagine the concept of fatalities never even crossed his mind.
>>35479220>>35479281It was a joke.
>>35479124>Look at (Write-in!). “What's the plan, boss?”So Kyouko, how's this wizard thing work exactly?
>>35479310See, anon, that's what I thought, too.I even found it humorous.But, last time I found something that seemed like a joke was humorous, it turned out it wasn't a joke.Clearly, I was making assumptions I shouldn't have.>>35479166>>35479188Okay, anons, bear with me here.Let's assume you manage to rip/blast/whatever a hole in this thing.To reach this hole, you have to climb at least a dozen meters up a gigantic robot's leg, which is covered in two things: jagged edges and smooth surfaces.Mato is the only one who could even begin to make a reasonable attempt at scaling this.Strength's gloves' fingers aren't clawed, and her feet are relatively normal, so she wouldn't be able to grab any sort of handhold that might be there.Chariot has claws, sure, but SHE HAS NO FUCKING FEET.And Sayaka isn't even augmented- she'd lose fingers if she tried.And, again, this is assuming you managed to 'make' an entrance in what is essentially a gigantic walking tank, plated in Academy City BS-metal that's probably a titanium alloy at least- meaning it's likely extremely heat-resistant and just about as strong.
>>35479549Just cast a spell to fly them up there, easy!
>>35479549I'm pretty sure we could make an entrance anyway given the amount of firepower we can bring to bear, but I'll concede the climbing point. I'm really disappointed that we're just gonna destroy it though, that seems kinda boring by comparison.
>>35479618We'll just have Miku make us a giant robot. With blackjack and hookers.
>>35479587>using magic>in the plan that can only even pretend to be justified at this point by a distrust of magic>>35479618Oh, you could almost certainly make a hole in it.But it'd be a tunnel of white-hot, jagged metal... at best.>fighting giant robots is boringI provided a rather diverse set of optionsand you guys went with the joke option to split the party
I'm willing to say go for Kyouko's plan just so we can finally get past this silly planning session. Seriously guys, The QM has told you that sttealing the robot is a no-go both in story and out, let it go.
>>35479732Boring BY COMPARISON. Sure, fighting giant robots is cool on an absolute scale, but by Railgun standards that's a pretty normal Tuesday, especially given all the other things we could do with our very own MechaGodzilla. Like I said though, I'll concede the point and we can wreck this fucker and move on, because it's been 24 hours and we haven't done jack shit.
>>35479793"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid."-Ben Franklin>>35479793>>35479826Greentext it and link it to the post. Votes don't count unless they're cast.
>>35479124>Go with magic circles plan>>35479901There, happy?
>>35479955Happy? Not really.It's nice to an odd number of votes/a clear majority, though.>>35479166>>35479188do it anyways>>35479195>>35479216>>35479955>Draw some circles!>>35479445Anon is a free manhe probably wears a kilt or somethingjust to feel the freedom more completelyOkay, writing.
You frown after the big metal lizard.It took a right at the intersection, and is now plodding up the road and away from you...You feel an urge to take it. To claim it. To consume, engulf, encompass-Fire is power. Fire is strength.Fire is greed and hunger, lust and passion.… You take a deep breath.You allowed it to get the better of you, didn't you?You shake the fog from your mind and exhale.“Sorry about that,” you say, “not sure what got into me, there, but I think I've got a plan.”You briefly explain your idea to them.You'll...>Move around and head it off, placing the trap rune directly in front of it.>Move around and to one side of it, place the trap rune on a side road where it won't be able to see what you're doing, and then lure it in.>Have Mami do some light shenanigans to conceal what you're doing while Kyouko and Sayaka set up the trap- You, Mato, Chariot, and Strength will try to take out the little ones in the meantime.>Lure it to the Strange- which isn't /too/ far, really- and use Kyouko's rune to drop some buildings on it or something.>Do something else? You wound me, anon. (Write-in!)
>>35480724>Move around and head it off, placing the trap rune directly in front of it.It's dumb so..
>>35480754>It's dumbAnon, all you've seen it do so far is walk and be huge.
>>35480724>Have Mami do some light shenanigans to conceal what you're doing while Kyouko and Sayaka set up the trap- You, Mato, Chariot, and Strength will try to take out the little ones in the meantime.It's only about a minute, right? Let's spend it killing dinobots.
>>35480724>Have Mami do some light shenanigans to conceal what you're doing while Kyouko and Sayaka set up the trap- You, Mato, Chariot, and Strength will try to take out the little ones in the meantime.
Rolled 2 (1d5)>>35480047Oh, Hey Boss. Didn't think this thread would still be here. What's up?>People still wanted to do the stupid planGoddammit, anon...Well at least they finally decided to get their heads out of their asses and do something smart for once.Anyway, I vote for>>35480724>Have Mami do some light shenanigans to conceal what you're doing while Kyouko and Sayaka set up the trap- You, Mato, Chariot, and Strength will try to take out the little ones in the meantime.And an insight check while we're at it:>You allowed it to get the better of you, didn't you?Does the fire influence Akari in some way? Is it dangerous?
>>35480777Sounds dumb to me!
>>35480724>>Have Mami do some light shenanigans to conceal what you're doing while Kyouko and Sayaka set up the trap- You, Mato, Chariot, and Strength will try to take out the little ones in the meantime.Finally, some action!
>>35480808>2It doesn't feel like you're being influenced or anything like that. It's more of a mindset that comes to you... a bit /too/ naturally. Kinda like the way Smaug is all like, "I'm fire, yo. Also death." Except less insecure and self-hype-y and more subconscious and... primal, maybe?You're... not a psychologist.
>>35480754SUBTLETY IS FOR LITTLE BABY MEN>>35480797>>35480799>>35480808>>35480927>MAMI, GRAB YOUR SHINY PANTS>IT'S LIGHT-SHOW TIMEOkay, writing!
>>35480947So, our sweet dear Akarin sometimes slips into the mindset of a Dragon.Cool. Does that mean she can make wings and a tail of fire to complete the image?
>>35481309Perhaps one day.But, yes, now that you've mentioned what I inadvertently mentioned, it's a very dragon-y state of mind.
>>35481366So, when is she going to say "I'm a Dragon, your arguments are invalid"?
You all make a mad dash (well, no, that's not entirely accurate- Chariot has what looks to be a pleasant mid-morning drive, and Mato's barely even jogging) to move into position; you keep pace with Strength and Sayaka, Mato and Chariot seem to be having a pleasant time up ahead, and Kyouko and Mami are... not quite lagging behind, but...Okay, they're lagging behind.Kyouko seems to be a bit more stereotypically nerdy than you anticipated, and Mami... Mami's having problems you imagine you wouldn't mind having.Still, it doesn't take you long to get into position, and, after giving Kyouko a few moments to catch her breath, you're ready to go.Mami gets your attention and asks, “I got the general idea from 'light shenanigans', but was there anything specific you wanted me to try to do?”>Make Kyouko and Sayaka invisible>Make it look like there's a lot more of you than there are>Make a REALLY BIG mirror...>Something better? Probably not too hard to do. (Write-in!)
>>35481645>Make it look like there's a lot more of you than there areAnd a lot of fireworks if possible. Whatever distracts the robodinos.
>>35481645>Make Kyouko and Sayaka invisible
>>35481645>Make it look like there's a lot more of you than there areGive them lots of targets and keep them chasing their own tails.
>>35481645>Make it look like there's a lot more of you than there areFor the Horde!
Additionally, BURNING GLORY is currently loaded: G, G, Y, Y, O, RGreen= G = nonlethal deterrentYellow= Y = stun/KOOrange= O = lethalRed= R = overchargeYou've got 6 green-charged (Gs) SONIC rounds, 6 red-charged (Re) ELECTRO rounds; 4 green, 4 yellow, 5 orange, and five red JACK rounds.If you want to load something else, now's the time.You guys didn't forget about good ol' BURNING GLORY, did you?
>>35481840>GGYGGYIf we really need anything more than that, we're either horrible at aiming or need to kill something.
>>35481840>Y, Y, Y, O, O, RIf we're fighting robot dinosaurs we're gonna need a bit more punch.
>>35481840>>35481973I like this loadout, I'd rather have too much power than not enough if we're not facing human targets.
>>35481681>>35481757>>35481829>WE ARE LEGION>>35481737Simple, but effectiveM'kay!>>35481919GGYGGY>>35481973>>35482046>YYYOORGot it!Okay, writing!... are we about to fall off of the board?
>>35481840>You guys didn't forget about good ol' BURNING GLORY, did you?Actually I kinda did. I blame all the stupid discussions from yesterday.Do we have any reason to not horribly murder the dinobots?If not, then>>35481840>>35481973Sounds good.
>>35482111I think we're only past the bump limit at the moment, but it couldn't hurt to make a new thread if we still have a lot of stuff ahead of us.
You think on it for a moment, during which you also unload and reload BURNING GLORY with a not-quite-so-gentle arrangement- three yellows, followed by two oranges, and topped off with a red.Robot-dinosaur things aren't people, after all, so you're probably being generous by even having the yellows in there.You put the cylinder back into place, fixing it into position with a reassuring CLICK, and slip the weapon back into its holster.“Can you make it look like there are more of us than there are?”Mami thinks for a few moments. “I can, yes, but it gets much harder to maintain as the number of fakes increases, and I can't guarantee they'll be very good. I think I could probably make 25 or so, if I didn't have to deal with any distractions, but they'd be... vague... at best.”Hmm.>Propose a number of fakes (Write-in!)>Ask her if something else would be more efficient/easier (Anything in particular?)>Ask if she can make the fakes do... (What?)>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>35482507>Ask if she can make the fakes do... (What?)Attack the dinos first, then run away, hopefulyl with the dinos tailing them. Whoever stays behind we blast.
>>35482507>Propose a number of fakes (Write-in!)21, so there's a 1:3 ratio.
Okay, I think I'm gonna call it here- I'm losing focus, you guys seem to be losing focus, and the thread's gonna burst into flames or something here in a bit.Thanks for playing, vote in the archives http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Raildex and make babies smile, and feel free to ask questions either here or at the magical place where magical answers are given to silly questions: ask.fm/EsperQuestQM>We'll never actually get to fight that giant robot>definitely not by next thread... can you use reverse psychology on fate?
>>35482937Alright, see you next time!
>>35482978You too, anon.
>>35482937Thanks for running!