You are Shee Hyul, rebel and psychic. Your world is ruled by inhuman creatures and this has gone on far too long, it’s time to fight back.Character Sheet http://pastebin.com/fYSgcZdERules http://pastebin.com/LEEi5A3uSetting QM Twitter https://twitter.com/anAspiringQMQM Askfm http://ask.fm/AnAspiringQMYou are standing in an underground bunker that you have been told is a training facility for psychics. The lights and power seems to work and the technology is easy anything you’ve seen up-Hive.You are in a large room called the *Activation Chamber* - it is full of complex computer arrays and 6 glass-and-metal tanks, each large enough to fir a person in, standing upright, some are full of murky water. The tanks are labelled: Clairsentience, Metapsionics, Psychokinesis, Psychometabolism, Psychoportation, Telepathy.With you is Charun, one of the Lago – a rabbit-like beastman called Clumsy, and the bunkers AI holographic image, which calls itself *the Teacher*.Due to a DNA test you’ve been granted level 2 access to the facility, and Charun claims your father came here before, which may be why the place recognised you.“Before I *activate* my powers” you say to Charun and the Teacher “What’s this” you gesture around you at the chamber “all about?”Both speak at once. “It’ll let you use all your powers” says Charun.The Teacher says “This is the place where recruits activate their psychic potential, later training is provided in another part of the facility.”You pick up on that quickly enough “Wait” you say “You can teach me how to use my power?”“Of course” says the Teacher “I have access to extensive training programs, records and analysis’ of psychic experts.”
“Worry about that later” says Charun “right now you need firepower” he heads over to a computer terminal next to the chamber labelled *Psychokinesis* and starts pushing buttons, he manages to turn the thing on, but not much else, you roll your eyes at his hamfistedness with the terminal.What do you want to do?>I need to learn how to use my existing power first>Activate a new power (options in next post)>Ask about the history of this place>Ask general information about this place>Ask about your father>Ask other question (what?)Both Charun and the Teacher are on hand to answer questions.
>>36892082>Ask about the history of this place
>>36892082>>I need to learn how to use my existing power firstNo time dallying, gotta git gud first.
[Metapost]I have been reading the feedback of players regarding how vague the addictions are, I am proposing the following new rules. This is a draft and so changes may be made and I am always open to suggestions.Drug Addiction: You regularly use a variety of drugs including stimulants, sedatives and recreational drugs. The drugs you use are not harmful unless taken in very large doses. If you go too long without a fix, you don’t feel well and will take penalties.You take penalties whilst using drugs.Vampire Bite Addiction: You really like it when a vampire drinks your blood. Ashley is the only vampire to have bitten you.Feeding one addiction makes the other seem less painful.XP: You gain 2 extra XP/thread (1 per addiction). More may be gained by roleplaying the flaws appropriately.Drug Addiction RulesIf Shee takes drugs then she suffers a -2 penalty to all rolls for an hour – larger doses result in larger penalties.If Shee does not take drugs for 3 days or more then she suffers a -2 penalty to both Agility and Fellowship.After a week these penalties rise to -4; after a month they rise to -6.Taking drugs or getting bitten by a vampire resets the clock.Bite Addiction RulesShee feels the urge to get bitten at varying intensity depending upon how long it was until she was last bitten.
Very Weak Desire: Shee feels this level of desire for up to 8 hours after being bitten.Weak Desire: Shee feels this level of desire for up to 16 hours after Very Weak Desire ends.Moderate Desire: Shee feels this level of desire for up to 3 days after Weak Desire ends.Strong Desire: Shee feels this level of desire for up to 1 week after Moderate Desire ends.Very Strong Desire: Shee feels this level of desire for up to 3 months after Strong Desire ends.After 3 months of Very Strong Desire, Shees Bite Addiction goes dormant, being bitten by a vampire will immediately re-set the duration at Very Weak Desire.Being around vampires will remove the dormancy modifier after enough time has passed.When feeling any level of Desire, Shee must make a Willpower check when faced with the temptation of being Bitten by a vampire. The level of temptation varies with the level of desire felt – the stronger the desire, the less it takes to tempt her.At Very Weak Desire only explicit requests/offers from vampires to bite her will trigger a roll.At Very Strong Desire simply being near vampires will require a roll.A failed Will roll means Shee will do anything she can to get the vampire to bite her. Shee will usually recognise the situation before it happens, giving her the option of leaving or taking drugs.The Will roll DCs are as follows:BaseAverage vamp, DC 10Trustworthy vamp, DC 15Best friends, DC 20 (e.g. Ash)DesireVery Weak Desire, DC -0Weak Desire, DC +2Moderate Desire, DC +4Strong Desire, DC +6Very Strong Desire, DC +8CircumstancesSome Reason Not To, DC -4 (i.e. anything that would make the request weird and embarrassing, such as being around friends)Strong Reason Not To, DC -8 (i.e. vamp is untrustworthy, a known enemy, an asshole, something similar)Recently taken Drugs (last 6 hours), DC -5
OtherForced, DC NAShee has no experience with non-consensual biting, a vampire trying to bite her by force does not trigger a roll. Shee initiates, DC -1 (or lower)If Shee initiates (requests) to be bitten, she feels more in control of the situationBeing BittenBeing bitten is a very pleasurable experience for Shee (and the vampire) whilst being bitten, Shee is essentially helpless and insensible to the world around her.Being bitten does damage to her hit points and Constitution. The Constitution loss recovers at 1 point per day, the hit point loss heals normally.Questions and comments welcome.LewdsWe’ve had some interesting write-in requests so far.Smut is not the main focus of this quest.I may write sex scenes when I feel like it. If I do they will be few and far between. I do not anticipate any happening soon.Romance will not be present as an in-character option during the first 10 threads or so, romantic write-ins will be ignored until further notice.XPLast thread 6XP was gained, two anons suggested different XP uses, no one else commented. I have not yet spent this XP.For anons help and feedback in writing the addiction rules, a further 5XP has been gained. Shee has 11XP unspent.I will award XP for art, written work, rules help and ideas etc. If I think it merits such a reward.[End Metapost]
>>36892130>>36892138>>36892141IT'S LIKE I'M REALLY PLAYING D&D.
>>36892082>I need to learn how to use my existing power first>>36892158The players requested more mechanics to the addiction.
>>36892082>I need to learn how to use my existing power firstThe new rules sound good to me. As long as we're forced to deal with our addictions, I'm happy.
“Tell me about this place” you say to the Teacher “Who built it, how long has it been here, why is it hidden out in the desert?”“The facility was built in Imperial Year 9171” says the Teacher “It was built by the Government of Apollyon to train psychics, it was expanded during the Themi invasion. Its mission parameters required secrecy.”“What mission parameters?” you ask “You do not have the level of clearance required for that information” it responds.Huh Ok, you try a different track “Who was in charge?”“Professor Frederk Galterin was the first head of the facility” says the Teacher “Would you like to access his records?”“Yes please” you say “You do not have the level of clearance required for that information” it responds, then adds “one video log is unclassified, would you like to view it?”“Uh sure” you respond.The Teacher dissolves, to be replaced by a hologram of a taired looking man in rumpled and stained clothing, sat at a desk with his head in his hands. The detail is high enough that you can see he looks very old, and very tired. He’s sat slumped over with his head in his hands.“Facility Log date, oh who the hell cares” he says in a tired voice “It’s over, we’ve lost. The Themi now control the entire world. The last planetary defences forces surrendered 6 hours ago, I’m putting the facility in lockdown. All of my students are dead, and I killed them. This is Professor Galterin, signing off.” The record ends and the Teacher reappears.Well that was...informative.“Before I get new powers” you say to both the Teacher and Charun “I need to know how to use my existing power first.”“Follow me this way” says the Teacher, his hologram walks out of the room, occasionally flickering as different holoemitters are projecting him, sometimes losing focus as a broken one tries to project the image.“This is wasting time” says Charun, as you follow the Teacher. Clumsy follows along, looking wary, but not as terrified as before.
The Teacher leads to you what appears to be a combination of obstacle course and firing range, it directs you to a circular metal plate on the floor “please stand there.”You don’t see any danger so you stand on the metal plate.“According to my scans” says the Teacher “You have only just activated the Psychoportation power of Teleportation, would you like to undergo a beginners course?”“How long will this take?” you ask“The course will last 12 hours” responds the Teacher. “Told you” says Charun.“We can still get back today” you respond. Still, that’s the entire day.What do you do?>Take Beginners Psychoportation (Teleport) course>Go back to the Activation Chamber>Ask Charun a question (what?)>Ask the Teacher a question (what?)>Other (what?)
>>36892138While a strong reason not to indulging is strong, I think it shouldn't be that beneficial. A -8 counters the Very Strong Desire completely, which I think shouldn't happen. I'd say a -6 to the DC is more appropriate, a high number but not as high.There's also the fact we can spend XP on Willpower to overcome the DCs without proper RPing. I suggest locking the flaws to the plot and stacking both in a single huge penalty once Shee has gone long enough without either.>>36892141>I will award XP for art, written work, rules help and ideas etc. If I think it merits such a reward.My wallet ;_;
>>36892259>Take Beginners Psychoportation (Teleport) course
>>36892259>Go back to the Activation ChamberLet's learn an offensive spell, we can't count on using weapons while in the Hive.
>>36892141>If Shee initiates (requests) to be bitten, she feels more in control of the situationWhile this makes sense, sholdn't it give a penalty to resisting? Because she is already giving in to her desire, it should be harder to drop out of it, unless there's a good reason to not do it.
1 vote for each option.Awaiting tie-breaker
>>36892259>Take Beginners Psychoportation (Teleport) courseAlright then
>>36892259seconding >>36892288>back to activation chamberwe should take that course when next opportunity presents itself though
>>36892322It's more like, if Shee asks a vampire to bite her and he asks her for something unreasonable in return, its easier for her to say no.The Will roll represents her keeping in control of herself and her desires, if she satisfies it on her terms, she has a little more control.
Take the course it is, writing
>>36892141>Willpower +4 (16) -6 XP>HP +5 (11) -5 XP
“Better to learn the power I have before I get a new one” you say to Charun. To the Teacher you say “yes, I’d like to take the Beginners course please.”“Loading files” it says “initialising...hello and welcome to the Beginners Psychoportation (Teleportation) course....”Over the next twelve hours you learn how to activate, and direct your powers. The Teacher explains how teleportation works, its limitations, and its pitfalls. You now know that teleporting whilst moving means you keep moving, that teleportation has no known maximum range, only your familiarity with a location limits where you can go. You spend most of your time on the theory, then move on to the practice section. By this time Charun has wandered off and Clumsy appears to be sleeping.You practise teleporting, teleporting whilst moving, whilst holding different objects, whilst distracted, teleporting to places you cannot see directly and so on.Towards the end of it you have exhausted your psychic powers, but you have a basic grip on how your teleportation power works, and how you use it.[PE 0/11; You no longer critfail a teleportation on a roll of a single 1.]Once you’ve finished and you sit down to get your breath back, really Teacher, teleporting whilst climbing a rope?“Congratulations” says the Teacher “Shee Hyul you have successfully completed the Beginners Psychoportation (Teleportation) course, your learning transcript on your file has been updated and once you have been assigned to a class, your tutor will be notified.”Charun comes back into the room, a dusty black folder under his arm “ready to head back?” he asks.>Sure let’s leave>Back to the Activation Chamber>Ask Charun a question (what?)
>>36892272>There's also the fact we can spend XP on Willpower to overcome the DCs without proper RPing.Not really? Willpower would increase the chances of successfully overcoming the DCs, but it caps out at a +4 modifier. There's still a reasonable chance of failure even with that mod.>I suggest locking the flaws to the plot and stacking both in a single huge penalty once Shee has gone long enough without either.The flaws are part of the plot. The addictions are already interlinked in a few ways, and the negative modifiers for both of them do stack. Are you asking for a DC modifier based on withdrawal level for drug addiction? I'm a bit confused.
>>36892446>Sure let’s leave
>>36892446>Back to the Activation Chamber
>>36892138I'd just like to know, Pally, if you are taking those numbers from a system you're familiar with, winging it by intuition or actually spending your, AA's or both your times on doing the maths.
>>36892502>I'd just like to know, Pally, if you are taking those numbers from a system you're familiar with,He's pretty much just ripping from the PF SRD I think.
>>36892502These numbers are a modified version of what Autism Anon emailed me.I don't know where he got them from. As the system I'm using is a d20 system it makes sense to borrow from other d20 systems.
>>36892518Does PF SRD have addiction rules?I'm not very familiar with it.
1 vote for each option, requesting tie-breaker
>>36892446>Sure let’s leaveThat's a short training montage. I expected more details on the exercises themselves, but this is fine too.>>36892456>but it caps out at a +4 modifierAh, didn't notice this.>Are you asking for a DC modifier based on withdrawal level for drug addiction? I'm a bit confused.Right, I wrote shit, sorry.I meant, like, a mental penalty when going without a Bite for too long, similar to the Drug's withdrawal penalties, yes.
Activation chamber it is, writing
>>36892541>Sure, let's leavewe're probably tired enough from one training programme, doing another one right away might be counterproductive.
>>36892577Brilliant. It only took 12 hours to learn a skill we already unlocked. This should take no time at all...
Come hang out, chat and listen to music with Pally and other anons from the quest.https://plug.dj/paladin-of-joy
>>36892632easy mate, he's not hurting no one.
>>36892632Why? Its just giving the option (for those who want it) of chatting with Pally. Some people like that shit. Some don't.
>>36892643>not hurting no one
>>36892543>a mental penalty when going without a Bite for too longThat makes sense, I'll give some thought on how to implement it. Probably have it counteracted, at least in part, by using drugs.>>36892605I don't think it does. Activation seems to be a primarily mechanical process while learning is teaching us how to properly use that power. If it does take a long time, I'm sure we'll have the opportunity to back out.>>36892616Just remember to re-ask any quest-relevant questions asked of him on his AskFM.
>>36892654I just hope nothing important happens in there. I'm on a shitty phone so I can't really follow both conversations.
>>36892643>>36892654plug.dj is an awful place and it also distracts Pally from the places he already is (thread, ask.fm/twitter and IRC). If you want a mean to chat to Pally, use something that already exists.
>>36892698Don't be one of those guys that uses AskFM to chat with QMs, though. I hate that.How is it a terrible place, exactly?
“I want to see the Activation Chamber” you say to Charun, waking up Clumsy and heading back.“You’ve got work tomorrow too” points out Charun “not enough time, we should be getting back.”“Still” you say “just a look.”Back at the Activation Chamber you ask the Teacher “How does this work?”“Each of the Activation Chambers are used to stimulate the recruits brain to unlock their psychic potential” says the Teacher “this is done whilst the recruit is unconscious, to minimise discomfort.”That sounds...wonderful.“And why are some full of liquid?” you ask.“During Activation uncontrolled psychic phenomena are common, as well as extreme physiological responses” says the Teacher “The fluid is a non-reactive energy dampening solution that prevents the psychic from harming him- or herself, or the equipment.”Better and better...you think cynically“So how long does it take?” you ask“Each session takes 3 hours” says the Teacher “No more than 1 session is recommended every 7 days, and a success rate of 25% is normal.”“And what, a failure is fatal?” you ask.“Injuries occur in less than 2% of cases and fatalities occur in less than 0.1%” responds the Teacher “A session longer than 3 hours raises the chance of success, but also the chance of injury. Level 5 access is required to disable the safety protocols.”Oh joy...“So I can learn any power I want?” you ask.“Each Activation Chamber allows you progress in a single Discipline” says the Teacher “But there is no guarantee as to which specific power you will gain.”“We should get back” says Charun impatiently. Clumsy just watches all of this, he seems calmer.What do you do?>I want to activate a power (options in next post)>Enough for today (leave)>Ask question (what?)>Other (what?)
>>36892698not really. he only chats when we're voting, other wise it seems to me like he focuses on writing.>>36892692I wouldn't say anything important happens in here.
>>36892673>Just remember to re-ask any quest-relevant questions asked of him on his AskFM.No worries. I don't plan to ask much, but I'll remember if it comes up.>>36892692>I just hope nothing important happens in there.Not that I've seen. We pretty much just shoot the breeze while waiting for votes to turn in. >>36892698I don't need more means to chat with him. I'm fine, its just something I know some anons enjoy so I let people know.
>>36892716It's ugly, heavy to load, consumes memory and prone to terrible, terrible taste in music
>>36892723>Ask>how do I gain Levels and higher clearance?
>>36892735huehue, yeah my taste is music is pretty bad. Pally's poor ears.
>>36892723>Enough for today (leave)
>>36892723>Enough for today
>>36892723seconding >>36892747>Enough for today (leave)
“How do I raise my clearance level?” you ask the Teacher.“Please file requests to raise your clearance level using Student Request Form A7-1B” says the Teacher “This can be submitted to your Tutor or the Head of IT Security.”Great, yeah, I’ll do just that you think, or rather, I’ll just break into your security files myself when I have a chance and grant myself clearance.But for now, it’s time to go.“Let’s go” you say to Charun “I’ve got work tomorrow.”The three of you get out of the Bunker, the door slowly closes behind you.Clumsy asks “What now?”“Now I’m going” you say.“Oh ok” he says “see you next time I guess, and uh, my names Ferd, you lead an interesting life Shee” and with that he lopes off into the sand dunes.You and Charun get back into his Truck, the other Lago are long gone and its after dark. There’s not much conversation on the way back, but Charun does say “You should have got some sorta firepower girlie.”“I’d rather know how to use what I have first” you respond, Charun goes quiet again.As the truck is pulling up to Dust Town Charun says “The Convoy will be here in three days, I’ll tell the others, you be ready.”“Why are we doing this?” you ask.“Money, supplies” he says “Can’t fight a war without ‘em.”“No I mean, why fight the fae?” You askHe just looks at you “Not their world” he says “It’s ours.”“Really?” you ask “Or do you just want to kill them, if this was really for other people, wouldn’t we be doing other stuff to help them like, like hunting down the Gouger or something?”As the truck stops Charun just shakes his head “One thing at a time” he says “One thing at a time. You get rested, stay out of trouble, and be ready.”You get out of the truck, what are you going to do over the next few days?(apart from your job of course)>Do as ordered (skips to mission)>Go see Ash>Hunt the Gouger, prove you can help others>Other (what?)
>>36892932>Do as ordered (skips to mission)
>>36892932>Hunt the Gouger, prove you can help others
>>36892932>Go see Ash
What's a gouger? Is it that dust ghost?
>>36892981Probably some kind of serial killer.
>>36892932>Go see AshNot really
>>36892981Some kinda monster.
>>36892932Changing >>36892944 to >Hunt the Gouger, prove you can help othersI had totally forgot what that was.
Writing Gouger.Welcome back quest hivemind
>>36893036Less forget more, there are pressing matters for us to deal with and the faster we kill the murder monster the better.>>36893044Here's hoping it sits down and stays a while.
>>36892970Sorry. Didn't mean to fuck with your vote. Got confused.
>>36892932>Do as ordered (skips to mission)What is the gouger?
>>36893071Monster gouging out eyes and killing people in dust town.
“Sure, whatever” you say, stalking away from the truck to your hovel. But really...At breakfast and after work the next day you start asking Dusters about the Gouger. You are easily able to gather the following information, by asking people, though as it’s the rumour mill, it might not be 100% accurate:- The Gouger sometimes grabs victims off the street and sometimes breaks into people’s homes, meaning it’s likely not a dust ghost.- The Gouger kills its victims by cutting them up with some sort of blade, *gouging* chunks from their flesh and always takes their eyes- It’s killed over 30 dusters so far, and has spread its kills over an area of almost 30 square kilometres- The Gouger prefers female victims, but has killed some men too- The Gouger always attacks at night- No one knows what it looks like, you’ve been given 8 different descriptions so far- The Gouger drinks its victims blood; the sole survivor of the Gougers attack claimed he couldn’t see it properly but you’re told me had bite marks on his arms – perhaps you should speak to this *survivor* in person.- You will know when it hunts due to its aura of fear, the lost souls it has claimed herald its arrivalOk that’s enough, the rumours are getting more and more out there. Still, it could be a person, or a monster, a serial killer or an animal, and with the blood drinking, maybe a vampire...It’s the evening of the next day, 2 days to go to the mission.What do you do?>Go speak to the survivor>Try to gather more information (takes 1 day)>Try and catch the Gouger>Stop looking for the Gouger (skips to mission)>Other (what?)So far you’ve been acting alone, but is it time to ask for help?>Keep working alone>Ask a fellow rebel for help (who?)>Ask Ash for help>Ask someone else (who?)
>>36893175>Go speak to the survivor>Ask a fellow rebel for help (Del)
>>36893175>Go speak to the survivorUse the access on Ash's AI database to compile a cross reference of the description and attack traits.
>>36893175>Go speak to the survivorIf it turns out to be a Vampire, then we need to see Ash
>>36893175>Go speak to the survivor>Keep working alone for now
>>36893175>Go speak to the survivor>Keep working alone
Speak to the survivor and work alone it is, writing.
forgot, please roll 1d20-1 Fellowship.I will accept unmodded rolls, due to negative numbers sometimes not working right on /tg/ dice.
Rolled 20 - 1 (1d20 - 1)>>36893332
Rolled 18 - 1 (1d20 - 1)>>36893332
Rolled 17 - 1 (1d20 - 1)>>36893332
You don’t want to involve anyone else just yet, maybe when you are ready to catch the Gouger.Talking to the survivor is probably the best first step. You ask around and eventually locate him.He’s a duster. A guy named Kirian (no last name) who sometimes works in the hive transport depot, loading and unloading trucks.You manage to track him down at a makeshift bar and ask him his story. He’s had a few drinks at this point, and so he happily tells you everything.“It was terrible” he says “There I was, walking back home after a hard days work and out of the sky swoops down the Gouger. I was terrified of course and I hit at it and yelled and ran, this is where it bit me see.” He shows you his arms, both are sporting several bite-marks.From your experience they look like vampire bits, though from a smaller mouth than Ashs. You recall his teeth breaking your skin on your arms so gently as the two of you hid together, your eyes rolling up into your head in ecstasy as you begged him for more.You snap back to the present, all of the bits look shallow, and some ragged, like he managed to shake of his attacker before they were able to properly draw blood.Something about his story doesn’t add up, sounds like he wasn’t attacked by the Gouger at all. And yet...when he says the word *Gouger* you can see him seem obviously afraid, more so than most folk, could it be that he’s seen the Gouger and he’s trying to pass off his attack by something else as the real thing?“What did it look like?” you ask“Didn’t get a good look” he says, shaking his head “Could tell it was small, like a child, and it had wings.”>Leave (ends conversation)>Ask him about how the bites felt>Call him a liar>Trick him into telling the truth>Other (what?)
>>36893449>Ask him about how the bites felt
>>36893449>Ask him about how the bites feltWe need our dose of Ash for this mission
>>36893449>Trick him into telling the truth
>>36893449>Ask him about how the bites felt>Trick him into telling the truth
Ok, roll Fellowship 1d20-1 to get him to tell the truth
Rolled 5 - 1 (1d20 - 1)>>36893588
Rolled 5 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>36893588
Rolled 6 - 1 (1d20 - 1)>>36893588C'mon dice
“Tell me again how it happened” you say, and as he relates his story again, you start picking out the inconsistencies.“You went down Stall Street” you say “And you live in sector 8Y, that’s an odd detour.”“Ah well” he says “Fell asleep on the bus, went past by stop.” Hmm, maybe, you don’t know the routes that well.“Doesn’t the Gouger use knives?” you ask“Sometimes” he says “Dunno why this time.” That doesn’t prove anything one way or another.“When did this happen again?” you ask“Just two nights ago” he says. That’s odd, the Gouger killed someone on Stall Street 3 nights ago, and most of its kills are 4-5 days apart, and never in the same place.“How did the Gougers bites feel?” you ask“Just like bites” he answers, shrugging “painful you know.”“Really?” you ask casually, “no tingling, no odd feelings, I mean, it could be poisonous, maybe you should see a doctor.”Kirian rubs his bites with his fingers, swallowing nervously. From the way his breathing quickens when he touches the scars, he’s either scared, or perhaps remembering a really good feeling from the bites.“It’s funny” you say “All that yelling and no one came”“Ah well” he says dismissively “Folk just mind their own business” he says. True, but the whole street? Unless he wasn’t yelling, because he didn’t want anyone else out there.“You sure you go the night right” you say “I mean the Gouger did kill someone the night before it attacked you, seems odd.”His eyes flicker back and forth and his mouth gapes a bit “Not talking to you no more” he says, and leaves the table.
Dammit, you know he’s lying about something, what he saw, the night he was there maybe. And you’re pretty sure that he was bitten by a vampire, but you’ve never heard of a winged vampire.Kirian won’t talk to you again alone, but maybe you can ask Dev or someone else to intimidate him into telling the truth, or ask Ash about winged vampires. Also its now getting late, you need to go to bed soon>Get someone to help you with Kirian (who?)>Text Ash about winged vampires>Turn in for the night, continue tomorrow>Other (what?)Option 2 can be combined with others.
>>36893729>Text Ash about winged vampires
>>36893723>Text Ash about winged vampiresOh boy, just what we needed
>>36893729Is texting a secure means of communications? If yes, do so.>Turn in for the night, continue tomorrow
>>36893729>Turn in for the night, continue tomorrow
You get out of this dive and once you’re sure no one else is around you text Ash.I’m not actually going to type the conversation out in text speech, this is what it would be like in normal format.-Hey Ash- you text –How are you doing? Know anything about winged vampires?--I’m good- he responds –and very funny, good one, who told you, Quinn, right?--Told me what?- you ask.The reply is several minutes in coming, as if Ash is thinking about how to reply.-Ok, if no one told you, winged vampires are a legend, like don’t behave and they’ll come and get you. I think some used to exist, but there was a clan war and they all got wiped out--Tell me the legend- you say –humour me--*Sigh* ok- he texts –Vampires can turn almost any humanoid species into True Vampires--Like Humans and Fae?- You ask-Not like Fae- he responds –I mean like Humans, Minierens, Shozan, Kragorans, like them--What’re they?- You ask-Sorry- he says –I forgot the fae edited the history files, ok the Core Empire is made up of lots of intelligent species not just humans--I didn’t know that- you reply-Now you do- he texts –can I continue?--Sure, go ahead- you laugh a little at the frowny face he used.
-Right, so Vampires can *turn* anyone mortal, but not magical, nornally. Didn’t stop one of them trying to turn a Celes, A Celestine? I can’t remember what they’re called, but like an Angel from the Syrnian Holy book, winged people, holy powers, like that. It worked, and anyone this vampire turn because like him, a mix of vampire *and* angel.At first it was nothing, another weird clan of vampires with powers, but then the Graced declared war on the other vampires, said vampires had to be all wiped out. And that’s when we found out that their powers where far stronger than normal. Still as out-numbered as they were, they lost and were wiped out. But to this day the elders still have a big bounty out on them. To stop anyone cashing in on the legends I guess. Happy?-What do you do?>Tell Ash you think you might have found one>End conversation>Other (what?)
>>36893936>Tell Ash you think you might have found one>Write inBe skeptical about it though.
>>36893936>End conversationuhhh lets not.
>>36893936>Tell Ash you think you might have found one
>>36893924>I’m not actually going to type the conversation out in text speech, this is what it would be like in normal format.Might want to put the meta disclaimer outside of the inquest text.
>>36893936>End conversationI wouldn't want Ash to jump the gun and inform anyone else and get people to hunt that one down before we know if its actually bad.
>>36893936>End conversationAngel vampire.Why are vampire+X so popular these days?
>>36893958Then we tell him not to jump the gun and inform anyone else? Pretty simple right?>>36893936>>Tell Ash you think you might have found one
>>36893971He is still part of this society, he can very well do it to "protect us".
>>36893936>>Tell Ash you think you might have found one
>>36893969First time I've seen it.
>>36893981He trusts us more than "this society", besides, we obviously haven't been a victim yet and he hasn't done anything to suggest he doesn't trust us with these matters.
>>36893936>End conversationSeems like the best course of action. We can always tell him later.
>>36893955mean to do that and forgot, sorry, thanks for spotting.
>>36893993He hasn't done anything sofar in these matters, so we have no idea how he reacts.And we have no idea if he trusts us more than this society either.Thats a bit of a stretch really.>>36893936>End conversation
>New IPs out of nowhereYup, samefagging over Ashley again.Why the fuck do people care so much about this topic? Holy fuck
>>36894006 Husbandofags. Muh vampire boyfriend, etc.
>>36894006Like I said earlier, might as well just forget about him. He's going to get samefagged away everytime.
>>36894030>awayYou do realise the samefagging is always in his favor?Like those >>36894029>>36894033
>>36894037>The samefagging is only ever on one sideIt's usually both or neither.
Ok I get the point, final destination in 5 minutes time
>>36894040>>36894042Seriously this shit is starting to get really pathetic, not telling him won't drive your husbando away, stop shitting up the thread with it.
>>36894037Little a this, little a that. Really I'd rather we never met him so we could skip the samefag wars.
>>36894037See: >>36894044If one side starts then the other usually joins in, which leads to people acting like assholes.Like: >>36894049
>>36894044Yeah sure, after one side starts, the other gets into it too because they dislike getting railroaded.But it always starts with pro-Ashely, every single time. Since the first vote about it.
>>36894048Telling Ash already won. Any more is just going to be more samefagging.
>>36894058Can you really blame me about getting aggravated about this shit?>>36894068Because of last minute samefagging, not telling was in the lead for the majority. Of course, now we get 5min non-stop samefagging again.
>>36894066>But it always starts with pro-Ashely,Bullshit. I don't even care about this argument but it's started on both sides multiple times. Even at the same time.>>36894075>Can you really blame me about getting aggravated about this shit?Yes, yes I can.
This is a Final Destination Vote1 - Tell Ash2 - Don't2 Assumes you will end the conversation, unless you want to discuss something else with him.Please don't quote, number only, no greetext or other text.I will end the vote after about 5 minutes, votes after I close will not be counted.
I'm not even gonna bother voting, 1 is getting samefagged so hard its jus laughable at this point.
Vote closed, counting
>>36894116Thanks you faggot, we had a legit win until your bullshit.
>>36894143>I'm not even going to bother samefagging because I can't beat it when everyone legitimately votes one way
I'm seeing 9-4 in favour of telling, writing.
>>36894156I don't get it.
>>36894160>legitimetly votes one way>it got 7 new IPs.
>>36894169He was the first new IP. Or the uy before him, but frankly it doesn't even matter.
>>36894170Which one, the ones voting for 2?
>>36894170>THE VOTE DIDN'T GO THE WAY I WANTED IT TO!>CALL SAMEFAG!
>>36894180There aren't even 7 votes for 2 you faggot.At least try.
>>36894183Are you seriously pretending there isn't samefagging when its jumps by 7!IPs during avote?When the losing option doesn't even get 7 votes in the first place?Your attempts at deflecting are as pathetic as they are transparent.
>>36894170>Believing the counterI've been counted as a new IP three times this thread for no reason.>>36894188Yes, and? That doesn't mean every single new IP was actually a new IP or that 1 was the only one provoking new IPs. There's usually one samefag on each side.
>>36894197New IPs came in with the vote before it as well
>>36894205>There's usually one samefag on each side.With 4 votes, samefagging is pretty much absurdly unlikely.You could samefag 4 votes in one minute.
>>36894215Maybe the ritual succeeded or he sucks at samefagging.
>>36894221You honestly think there are 9-13 people all of a sudden in the thread? After there having been only 4-6 votes sofar on most choices?
>>36894221Considering how much of a storm we had the last samefag face off. It looks more like one side wasn't here this time.
You mull it over, torn on the decision before texting Ash again.-I think there’s one in Dust Town- you send-WHAT????--A guy who claims to have been attacked by the Gouger has what I think are vamp bites on his arms and describes his attacker as small and with wings. I don’t think he was attacked by the Gouger I think something else got him, I think he’s lying a lot though, so I’m not sure--What’s the Gouger?- He asksWhat? Doesn’t he keep track of what’s happening in Dust Tow- no, he probably doesn’t you think ruefully, Hivers generally don’t, you didn’t after all.-A monster- you say –Or maybe a madman, not sure, it’s killing people, I’m going to stop it--Are you crazy?- He responds, adding –I’ll help, please?--No- you respond –It’s dangerous, and I’ll be fine--Sure you will- he says –Because I’ll be there, if you let me help I’ll buy you something, please?-You recall Ashley was never much of a fighter, but as a vamp he’ll be strong and tough, plus...owning guns isn’t illegal, the fae just tax them so high that only the rich can afford them. Ash could buy you a decent gun maybe.Accept Ashs help?Y/NVoting will be for 10 minutes, unless it’s very close, at which point we’ll go FD again.
>>36894306>Write in"You can buy me a gun and bite me, but that's it."
>>36894328>>36894306This seems good.
>>36894328>and bite meThats a bit very OOC considering last threads choice of not wanting to. I mean, not saying we can't go back on that, and we probably will, but definitly not as an aside like this.
>>36894342It's more of a "Oh god I might give into my addiction mid-fight and that would be bad. Like oh-shit bad"More of a one-time thing at any rate.
>NBut he can buy us a better gun.
>>36894328Second.He'll have to take the Gun back at the end of the day too.
>>36894353Yeah it doesn't make sense to say it like that. If we would take him with us and when he is there to think "oh hey, that might be bad". I can see that.But "I need you to bite me to fulfill some optimization I don't know yet actually exists" is a bit too much.
>>36894306NSorry, it's dust town, locals will tear you up.
>>36894306>NBut>>36894328>You can buy me a gunBuying a gun is good.
>>36894370We have an addiction, we've been getting flashbacks just by seeing OTHER people getting bitten. I think it's clear enough we need a hit of something, and it wouldn't good to be high while shooting something
>>36894328Why get bitten? Isn't the addiction still dormant right now?
>>36894385Yeah a hit of our drugs we've used sofar. Shee has no idea that isn't completly sufficient.And getting bitten now actually enhances the chances of giving in because of>>36894386
>>36894402>And getting bitten now actually enhances the chances of giving in because ofIn the long run? Yes. In the short term? No.And since we're going up against a Celestial Vampire? I want my chances firmly on the side of "I want to live"
>>36894306>N>Get me a gun and some info on what I can expect from a vampire
>>36894413Okay, now explain how reawakening our addiction immediately is in any way the lower risk.
>>36894427Because it will sate the addiction for the course of the fight?
>>36894413This vampire doesn't kill, we already know that much.And in the short term it also doesn't help, because right now our drugs suffice for resisting. And Shee doesn't know how that might fail because shes been away for three years.And its just OOC after saying "I want to get clean first" and then go "oh and btw, give me a bite" the next day.Invite him to come with us, and I can see that and vote for it.
>>36894437But its dormant right now. We would actually be more vulnerable then we are right now.We got our drugs to cover the rest of it.At least thats how I understand it. I'm not sure what >Being around vampires will remove the dormancy modifier after enough time has passed.Is exactly supposed to mean. Do we have any level of Desire right now? Can we see that somewhere?
>>36894458I understood that to mean "if we spend more time around vampires, it will leave dormancy".Seems like the only reading that makes sense.
>>36894458You have no level of desire right now, if dormancy ends, I'll tell you.Dormancy will end when you get into a situation that seriously tempts you, or are fed on, or if you spend time in vampire company over days or weeks.
>>36894521Ah thanks for clearing that up.
>>36894521At what level of desire will we start out?
>>36894545Ah okay.Then as it looks our addiction can't become a problem in a fight right now either way, since DC10 -5(for drugs) and -4/8 for circumstances makes it impossible for us to fail except for crit fail.
-No- you text back –You’re not coming, but I won’t say no to a gun-There’s a pause before he replies –You are the most demanding girlfriend ever--Oh?- You send back –Are we going steady now?--I mean a friend who is a, you know what I meant. Ok, fine I’ll get you a gun, what do you want?-Well Laser guns are reliable, high number of shots and long range, but the damage isn’t the bestPlasma guns will kill just about anything but the range is so-so and the ammo count is low.Cryo guns hit almost as hard as plasma and slow foes down, but their ammo is likewise poor.Electron Guns are like lasers, except not as good. Their real advantage is against robots and cyborgs, then they’re better than anything elseGenerally energy weapons are better than solid ammo, but might raise eyebrows in dust town, you suppose you could stand a solid slug gun, if you had to.Slug-throwers are your basic solid-slug gun, good range, lowest damage, highest ammo capacity.Shotguns (both long and pistol variants) can do the most damage, their range is shorter than regular slug-throwers though, and their ammo capacity is lower.Needlers are often called an assassins weapon. The mass of sharp metal they fire makes a mess of flesh but can be stopped by even basic armour. Supposedly spacers use them on ships to avoid hull-breaches.The real plus to solid-slug and shotguns, is that you can get modded ammo for them, such as plasma rounds, cryo rounds, tracker shot, explosive and a bunch of other goodies.What gun do you ask for?>Laser>Plasma>Cryo>Electron>Solid-slug>Shotgun>NeedlerAnd of course, you are better with long guns than pistols, but a pistol would be more concealable.>Pistol>Long GunYou can upgrade guns, but asking Ash to buy some upgrades for you now is probably pushing it.
Alsohttp://pastebin.com/95D5RNhPWorld pastebin, will be added to as time goes on.If you want to see something added, just say. Only in-character knowledge will go there.
>>36894599>Solid-slug>Long Gun Sees someone for the first time in 3years. Instantly starts calling her his girlfriend.How do you get so ronery as a rich vampire?
>>36894616So does >>36892432 count as already spent?Kinda don't want to go into this with six HP...
>>36894652Excellent QuestionAre there any objections to XP use in>>36892432?If I don't get any responses in 15 minutes, I'll assume no.
>>36894614>>36894615>>36894628>>36894644You guys are aware that a slug rifle only does 1d10 damage and we already have one, right?
>>36894673sounds good to me.
>>36894681I'd like to have the Needler, since the Vampire's obviously traveling light. But everyone is kinda stupid I guess.
>>36894681I assumed we do not have one right now, otherwise I would wonder why its a option.
>>36894696Because we don't have a pistol version?
>>36894688Even if she is armored, we could still use a needler to take out her wings and then switch to the rifle we already own.>>36894696We have a slug rifle with the poor quality modifier which grants a -2 to attack rolls. Not a huge deal, really, since we still come out at +2 due to our skills. It wouldn't be a very big upgrade.
>>36894681We don't have one, we have one with a penalty.The slug thrower is the easiest to get and the one that draws the least suspicion when we use it around other Dusters.
>>36894673No, it seems alright to me.
Ok, solid slug long gun it is, writing
>>36894616I'd really rather have had that than the fuckton of inactive powers in the rules pastebin, Pally. This isn't a P&P RPG and I feel that treating it as such is doing yourself a disservice.Just my personal 100% biased opinion.
>>36894706I fully expect the vampire to not be as hostile as we currently think. He left the Duster alive, despite that probably being hard for a hungry vampire, so I actually don't want to cause maximum damage right now.
>>36894739Then use the other gun. The one we already own.I just wanted a weapon that isn't shit in case your optimism doesn't pan out.
>>36894731Just keep playing the quest, you will see, that pastebin is fully justified in its size and the stuff in it will come up.PoJs was not any smaller and the only problem there was that we got too many new powers added into it over time.If Pally does it right this time and we don't go on brutal powercreep and get some useful companions to also buy skills for, the pastebin is completly okay in size.
>>36894749The one with the penatly? Yeah no.Reliable damage wins the day here.Also, every other weapon would have aroused suspicion where we got it from.
>>36894766>Also, every other weapon would have aroused suspicion where we got it from.Aside from the Needlers and Shotgun ones.
>>36894753>PoJs was not any smallerThat's why I ended up dropping it actually. That and some of the really stupid debates.
-Just a Slug-thrower Rifle- you text back.-Really?- he asks –You always preferred energy guns--Too noticeable in Dust Town- You respond –And easily modded--Ah ok- He texts back –I know just the thing to get you, meet you where--Hersels Cafe, Level 15- You text back, sending him the address. –I’ll get there for 5:30--Ok, see you tomorrow- he sends.Damn all that typing took time, it’s pretty late, maybe it is time to turn in. You look around, leaning against the wall of the dive you met Kirian in. Dust Town this late at night won’t be very safe.>Go home, sleep>No, grab someone to talk to Kirian with (who?)>Other (what?)
>>36894791>Go home, sleep
>>36894782>Aside from the NeedlersI took the comment about "assassin weapon" and "used by spacers" as them being very unusual for Duster too.
>>36894783>That and some of the really stupid debates.I hope you realise this will be even worse, right?It already is.
>>36894766>The one with the penalty?A -2 against our +4 modifier isn't that bad.>Reliable damage1d10 isn't very reliable and I doubt our target is armored. The wings, at least, are unarmored.>SuspicionOnly energy weapons raised suspicion. Shotguns and Needlers aren't energy weapons.We could probably conceal an energy rifle, I wouldn't be surprised if they were more compact to begin with.>>36894801I read the "energy weapons are suspicious, solid ammo weapons aren't" line as meaning the opposite.>>36894783>Paladin of Joy had bad debatesDid you not see the first two threads?
>>36894822I do realize that. I'll be holding out for another thread, then I'm gone and Pally's on the list of QM I won't ever follow again. Not because I dislike him personally, but because I really could do something other than being angry.>>36894831Okay.
>>36894847This thread has been better than the second so far, and the second thread was better than the first. From my perspective, anyway. Hopefully the trend continues.
>>36894831It is a bit odd, but I figured "solid slug" really only refers to stuff with bullets.And I really wanted a reliable rifle, -2 might not be bad, but as a beginner weapon 2 does make a difference, and we got a mission in a few days were we could use the rifle.
>>36894791>No, grab someone to talk to Kirian with (Del)
>>36894831We want a rifle that we can modify to our liking as well, our old POS likely won't mod well.>>36894791>Go home, sleep
Guys, you know what powers we should really get?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg_cwI1Xj4M
why the fuck did you guys not go for a plasma or laser rifle? are you actually this retarded irl?
>>36894960Easily noticed raises a lot of questions and we'd likely get our throat cut in our sleep. For it to be stolen or someone thinking we're a traitor.
>>36894960>Why didn't you guys instantly give away your connection to the hive upperclass to your rebell friendsGEEE I dunno.
>>36894901We could mod the other gun we get, it would just be a bit difficult.>>36894875Shotguns have bullets. I'm just not a fan of getting the straight-up weakest gun when we already have one, even with a -2 attached to it.We could probably use Mechanics skill to remove that poor quality modifier in those few days.>>36894935Telepathy isn't that great. I'd rather get Psychometabolism to help remove our fragility somewhat. Or psychokinesis.
>>36894981we could also sell our old rifle for a pistol or shotgun pistol.
It’s late, and you need to rest, you can track down Kirian later. You head back to your tiny shack and sleep.Next day work passes in a blur and before you know it, you’re sat in a cafe waiting for Ashley to arriv-ah, there he is! He looks a little out of place this low in the Hive but other than curious looks, he doesn’t cause much of a stir.You wave and he spots you, taking a seat opposite and placing a bag under the table, as you both enjoy a drink you take a quick peek inside “What’d you get me?” you ask playfully, as you examine the gun without taking it out of the bag.“Oh nothing much” he says, trying to play it down, but wait is that a Heamston quality stamp, damn only the best of the line, and a Evid Scope, and the extended mag? Ashley really does know you that well.“It’s perfect” you tell him “Thank you”“So” he says “Are you really hunting this *Gouger* and it looks like one of the Graced, really?”You wave your hand back and forth “maybe” you say “My only source is a little unreliable.”“Let me help you, please” says Ash, taking your hands in his. You feel a familiar thrill go through you or remembered pleasures.“No” you say firmly, pulling your hands out of his “Ash I won’t risk you, please stop asking.”He sighs “Fine” he says, “Will you at least tell the soft weak Hiver what you’re going to be doing, big tough Duster Girl?” He looks away from you.Ouch, he sounds a little mad. But then, he did just buy you a very expensive weapon just like you asked, and he probably think you’re just being stubborn, rather than trying to protect him.Plan?>I haven’t decided>Track the Gouger to its lair>Set a trap for it, or him>Other plan (what?)Regarding Ash>Let him be mad, he’ll come around>Try to make it up to him>Other (what?)
>>36895002Yes, let's sell the rifle to get an even weaker weapon we don't have a proficiency in.
>>36895014>Track the Gouger to its lair>Try to make it up to him
>>36895014>Track the Gouger to its lair>Let him be mad, he’ll come aroundI figure trying to lay a trap in something as big as the Dusters town, is a bit unreliable.
>>36894973could have gotten a gun, it would still be better>>36894977this could easily be avoided by not acting like a retard(aka: how you guys have been acting so far)
>>36895014>Track the Gouger to its lairThose options...>Just explain to him that he would be at risk of being attacked in the Dusters town if they realise what he is, and we don't want to have to kill people down there for trying to kill himIts not fucking rocket science, just explain shit to people.
>>36895014>Track the Gouger to its lair>Other (what?)"It's not that you're weak Ashley, I'm the one that's weak.""Each time you touch me, even being with me, I get flashbacks. Temptations.""That and it wouldn't be good to associate with someone like me, you could be attacked by Dusters if they realize what you are....which means they'll attack me too."
>>36895014>Set a trap for it, or him>Try to make it up to him
>>36895014>>36895032Seconding.Its not like we are unreasonable.
>>36895039>>36895032These explanations are good.
>>36895014>>36895025Changing to>>36895032He did just help us, so he deserves this much I guess.
>>36895032>>36895039Seconding these write ins
>>36895023we sell our old -2 or break it down for parts to get a holdout. you know just in case?>>36895014>Track the Gouger to its lair>Explain to him how badly it would go if anyone figures out who he is while he was there.>>36895027The butthurt is strong with this one. Shiny guns in good times are coveted in bad times they are suspicious as hell and a good sign someone is either holding out or on the take. Getting ostracized, exiled, or our throat cut in the night aren't high on our want to have happen list. If we picked up one of those shiny guns we'd have to deal with it.
>>36895027>I'm just going to call people retards without explaining why they're retards
>>36895014Supporting >>36895039 >>36895032
Track + write-ins.Ok, writing.
Sorry, forgot, Please roll Fellowship 1d20-1
Rolled 4 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>36895159
Rolled 4 - 1 (1d20 - 1)>>36895159Look at all these terrible fellowship modifiers
Rolled 7 - 1 (1d20 - 1)>>36895159
>>36895086does it have to be shiny? no, and we could have made it look old and in a bad condition we're not talking rocket science here, just simple old common sense>>36895087>not unlocking an offensive power>choosing a slug based weapon over a hi-tech one
Rolled 6 - 1 (1d20 - 1)>>36895170>>36895169>>36895167IT HAPPENED AGAINDOUBLE THEN SHITTY ROLL
>>36895173>and we could have made it look old and in a badIt doesn't matter how old and bad we make the energy gun look, its still a amazing gun for Dusters so the problem remains.
>>36895169>>36895170>>36895184Looks like we weren't very convincing.Its a oddly good feeling to fail a fellowship roll for once, after Sireyis massive mods.
>>36895173You honestly think they'd buy the old beat up schtick without us trashing it to nigh uselessness? Those guns are rare in a hive. Outside one? Unheard of unless you're in someone's pocket. It's flashy as all hell too, so we couldn't hide it. You're implying we'd have perfect mastery of our new offensive power as well. We didn't with teleport, I doubt we would with anything else .
>>36895187if you go back ti the first thread you'll see that they aren't impossible to get, hard? yes, but if you show up with a beat up trashy looking one you think people are gonna start yelling traitor?
>>36895173>teleportation of things up to 500km>not usable as offensive powerIts not our fault you are so uncreative.
>>36895252>people are gonna start yelling traitorMaybe maybe not. The problem is more that people will try to slit our throat in our sleep if we use it. Thats why our rebell leader only took his out during the raid.
Rolled 7 - 1 (1d20 - 1)>>36895267Oh man. I'd really love it if we could do this.
“Track it or him” you say “To its lair, if its a monster I’ll shoot it, if its a person, then they’ll get a chance to surrender, if not...” you leave it hanging.“Sounds like you have everything figured out” says Ash grumpily, oh Ash don’t be such a Hiver...“Ash” you say “Ash” you repeat yourself, finally he looks at you “What?” he asksYou lower you voice; don’t want anyone overhearing this."It's not that you're weak Ashley, I'm the one that's weak." You say“What do you mean?” he looks confused"Each time you touch me” you explain “even just being with me, I get flashbacks. Temptations."“Oh” he says, eyes widening in realisation “Oh...”“Yeah” you respond, continuing "That and it wouldn't be good to associate with someone like me, you could be attacked by Dusters if they realize what you are....which means they'll attack me too. I don’t want to have to kill anyone defending myself or you, just because you want to help." You try your best to explain to him.Ash gets a bleak look on his face “Yeah, ok, I guess I should stop being such a burden Shee, goodbye.” He grabs his coat and storms out, a few more curious looks from the other patrons follow.Oh Dammit Ash, why can’t you just understand? Nevermind, you have other things to do.You get on the bus in the dark and are out of the gate before curfew, as you walk to your shack a young boy comes running up to you. “Miss, miss!” he says insistently “You was asking about the Gouger, right?”“I was” you say, you’ve seen the boy around, but don’t know his name.“It’s killed again!” he blurts out “They found the body a few minutes ago, I can show you.”This is the perfect opportunity to track the beast, and you have your new gun, but do you do so alone, or gather your allies?The more allies you gather, the longer it will take, and the thing might escape.>Speed is the key, go alone>Gather allies (who?)>Other (what?)
>>36895328>Speed is the key, go aloneDon't want to have to bail anyone out, our teleportation works the best when we are alone until we have Apportation.
>>36895328>Speed is the key, go aloneMan, I really wish we had some good fellowship rolls.
>>36895328How much you want to bet the kid is the gouger?
>>36895328>Speed is the key, go alone
>>36895252The leader of our rebel group is old by duster standards and is probably trusted by the community. He *still* kept the pistol hidden most of the time and tried to avoid using it. We have no such benefit.>>36895173I don't particularly want to risk critfailing our psionics rolls. Bo3 with regular crits is the worst.We also wouldn't be able to choose which power out of the discipline we got, it could've been one of the non-offensive powers in any given discipline.>>36895267It isn't, really. We have to go along for the ride with Teleport and can't Teleport up or down very far.
>>36895355Something like that probably.
>>36895363>It isn't, really.We get boni for several powers in the same Discipline, and teleport contains Apportation which is for teleporting other people and things around.
>>36895328Grab you gun and a knife then go.
>>36895355Well yeah, since the vampire we are looking for isn't actually the gouger.
>>36895232no one has to see it, we can have it hidden until we have to use it>>36895267it can be used as an offensive power but that doesn't mean it is one>>36895285not if they don't know we have one>>36895363still better to have one just in case we would ever need it
>>36895328>Gather allies (Del)
>>36895413>not if they don't know we have oneThats kind of the problem, I would want to be able to use our gun when hunting something in Duster town, like we are right now.
>>36895413You just want all the shinies regardless of feasibility don't you? What's the purpose of a gun we can't use? We need a gun now! and having that -2 modifier off our back with how we've been rolling might save our lives.
Alone it is, writing.Character sheet updated with gun and XP
hey is anyone suspicious of the small child? I know I am.
>>36895482Everyone is. Small children are ALWAYS suspicious. Small children leading you to places are a trap in 999/1000 cases.
>>36895501one way or another.......
>>36895387>BoniDo you mean bonuses?Blink teleport is probably the best power in Psychoportation for us right now. Apportation is alright, but it's fairly difficult to use, enemies get will rolls to resist, and it might still result in our brain melting if we Apport people too high. Of course, 500 meters of falling damage is probably enough to kill most non-flying enemies.Anyway, we should probably get both of those powers after we take care of our Fellowship problem. Master bonuses are pretty great.>>36895501>Trapping a teleporterThe vamp/gorger is in for a surprise.
>>36895519Luckily with Pally we don't have to fear that kind of trap.
You can’t risk the Gouger getting away, you run after the kid without asking any of your allies for help, your new gun in its bag held in your arms.The kid leads you through the streets to a small crowd of people gathered around what was once a shack, the remains of what was once a person on the floor in front of it, looks like they tried to flee. At least someone has had the decency to drape a sheet over them. There’s a group of 8 people or so standing around, talking in hushed tones, some crying. No one is talking about going after the Gouger, they’re just mourning. Dust Town does that to you after a while.One entire wall of the shack is torn apart and there’s blood everywhere, along with a short trail of it leading away from the scene.What do you do?>Examine scene>Question people>Follow blood-trail>Other (what?)
>>36895542>Examine scenethen>Follow blood-trail
>>36895542>Examine scene>Question people
>>36895542>>Examine scene>Follow blood-trail
>>36895542>Examine scene>Follow blood-trail
>>36895548>>36895573>>36895614Nice guys. I'm sure that running in with no information is a great idea.
Examine then follow it is, writing.
And please roll Intelligence 1d20+1 to see what you find.
Rolled 12 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>36895678
Rolled 20 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>36895678HAHA, TIME FOR TERRIBLE ROLLS
Rolled 18 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>36895678
Rolled 13 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>36895678>>36895683but that's a really good roll.
>>36895639What was that about no information?>>36895681>>36895683>>36895696Seems the dice want us to be brainy and not be able to talk to people.>>36895678Would talking to the people require a fel roll?
>>36895723We're not talking. We're examining and following.
>>36895723>Would talking to the people require a fel roll?Yes
>>36895733Well yeah we failed our last 2 fel rolls i was saying the dice have a bias, and asking Pally if talking to the people would require one. The answer was yes apparently.>>36895735Thought so, thanks for answering.
>>36895723>Seems the dice want us to be brainy and not be able to talk to people.Thats actually pretty much consistent with our character choices, odd how that works out sometimes.
>>36895759Isn't it though? the dice gods want us to play in character it seems.
>>36895759Shame we do actually want to talk to people though, and that it's vital to nearly everything.
You take a quick look around the crime scene, no time to question people, the Gouger is getting away.You’re no crime scene investigator, but it seems pretty clear what happened here, most of the bits of the shack are outwards: Gouger broke out, not in, maybe he snuck in?There’s blood in the shack remains, but not much, he hurt the victim there, some.You switch your focus to the victim, your mind analysing the details even as you feel the urge to throw up rising within you, you force it down and focus on the matter at hand. There’re a few gasps as you lift the sheet to examine the body, but no one interferes.Ok, victim flees the shack, scrapes on her back, bits of shack hitting her maybe? Just how strong is the Gouger.Scuffed floor and a lot of blood, he hurt her more here. And finally a blood trail leading to the body, she crawled away before dying. She has...had blonde hair and looks about your age. This could have been you.Odd though, the wounds, there’s something funny about the wounds, they are the horrible gouges it is famous for, but there’s something wrong, what?You wrack your brain, trying to think, thinking of wounds you’ve seen, wounds you’ve taken. No that’s no help, Ash always licked your bites clean-that’s it!All of the gouges on her body have been licked clean, there’s hardly and blood on the wounds, at least not on her back. You check under the body.“What are you doing!” exclaims someone, you lower the body and step back. The wounds on her front, under the body have plenty of blood on them, but those on her back, as well as arms and legs that are easy to get to, no blood. Strange.
>>36895774>this shit againNo, its not vital. Fuck off.
Now it’s time to follow the blood trail, no wait, trails...One, the obvious one, leads off at ground level, the other leads to a shack wall, you pull yourself up and check on the roof, yes across the rooftops.Two people (?) left the scene, one at ground level, one climbing on roofs, or flying. They are headed in different directions.Which do you follow?>Ground level trail>Rooftop trail>Do something else (what?)
>>36895774Except for how Shee hasn't gone out of her way to talk to people even once.>>36895827>Rooftop trailLooks like we have serial killer, and a vampire who feeds on his kills after the fact.
>>36895827>Rooftop trail>>36895838>Except for how Shee hasn't gone out of her way to talk to people even once.Aside from the whole Ashley thing. And Kirian
>>36895827>Rooftop trailFirst we go after the possibly not-killer.
>>36895827>Rooftop trailtell the people to save the body, looks like there are 2 attackers.
>>36895838So we aren't going out of our way to talk to people, but we're still having to make fellowship rolls we don't want to fail.How is it a non-vital stat again?
>>36895857>Aside from the whole Ashley thingOkay, we went out of our way slightly to talk to Ashley.Whats with Kirian? We never went out of our way to talk to him.Hell, when did we talk to him?
>>36895886He was the survivor we talked to. We failed a fellowship check against him and lost out on information.
>>36895881About as vital as any other stat. We will have to roll for prety much any stat at some point. And losing a fellowship roll is mostly just going to make people not like us. Failing say a willpower or dex roll, can flat out kill us.
>>36895904That wasn't going out of our way to talk to him, he was literally the only option we had to find the gouger.
>>36895886>Okay, we went out of our way slightly to talk to Ashley.Yup.And Kirian was here: >>36893449We could have done a huge amount of other options >>36893175, and yet we went for the talky diplomancer option.Completely out of our way. On top of that we could also have threatened him or used anything else to convince him other than words>>36895915>, he was literally the only option>Go speak to the survivor>Try to gather more information (takes 1 day)>Try and catch the Gouger>Stop looking for the Gouger (skips to mission)>Other (what?)
>>36895904And yet we still got the basic lead we wanted, and a good idea of our targets.Seems like we don't really need fellowship if thats a failure.
>>36895928If you want to find a thing, of course you talk to someone who has encountered it. Thats common sense.And we got a lot of info out of him even with our poor roll, so I fail to see how fellowship is so vital.
>>36895906Dex isn't even a stat, you mean Agility. Failing such a roll is actually less likely to screw us over than Fellowship, Willpower or Constitution. Fellowship could lock us out of useful info, shouldn't have to explain the other two.I'm not saying we should be a diplomancer, that kind of thing tends to be annoying, but completely bricking our fellowship rolls out of spite for diplomancers seems a bit stupid.>>36895936We succeeded a roll before that, anon. That's where the info came from.>>36895928Going for the best option just because it happens to involve talking doesn't make us a diplomancer.Threatening is a fellowship check too.
Rooftop trail it is, writing
>>36895948>And we got a lot of info out of him even with our poor rollA nat 20. Yes.See: >>36893348Then after that we learned nothing, due to >>36893634This makes it vital.>>36895981>Going for the best option just because it happens to involve talking doesn't make us a diplomancer.I'm not saying it does.In fact, I completely agree with you, you phrased everything I wanted to say perfectly.
>>36895981We can't brick our fellowship rolls? The dice do that.Pumping fellowship. Is the diplomancer route. We're playing a new character.. we don't always have to roll with diplomacy.
>>36896006We don't have to specialize in it to make ourselves competent in it.
>>36895996>This makes it vital.No it doesn't. A stat is "vital" if you absolutely need it for the character to be able to not die, hence "vital". Situations in which we need to roll fellowship to survive are very rare by comparison to a lot of other stats.We could have also gotten information by investigating and rolling Int if we wouldn't have gotten anything out of him. If you can substitute one stat with another, like we have just done, that stat is not vital.
>>36896012But we have to invest precious early game XP into it that would be better used in making our character good in something that is actually necessary to not die.Like psychic powers, or willpower, con, HP, shooting skills and so forth.
>>36896029>A stat is "vital" if you absolutely need it for the character to be able to not die, hence "vital".So....fellowship is vital because otherwise we're eventually going to piss off every single ally we're ever going to have, make a million enemies and never be able to talk to people properly, forcing us to become a murderhobo which will eventually kill us due to the lack of supplies and such?>>36896049I'm not arguing we shouldn't prioritize here.Guess we better start cranking out fanworks so we can build power faster.
>>36896060>So....fellowship is vital because otherwise we're eventually going to piss off every single ally we're ever going to haveBy that logic of assuming "you don't invest in something that means you will auto-crit fail every encounter", its a whole lot less vital then investing into willpower to avoid being made into some fey/vampires/whatevers bitch or getting our brain fried.Interacting with people does not always require a fellowship roll. In fact, most of the time it doesn't.
>>36896006I am aware of that, I just don't see any kind of logic in intentionally cutting ourselves off from any path that involves using diplomacy, deception or intimidation. It's not like it would be a large investment or anything.>>36896029>>36896049Nobody said to do it immediately or have it take much XP. It's better to have a little bit of competency than none at all and we will eventually encounter situations where fellowship is either the best or only answer.
You climb up on the rooftops, heading after the less obvious trail. Is there two killers? A killer and a scavenger? Was the ground trail a false one?You run across tin and wooden roof, hearing shouts of annoyance, then the trail disappears abruptly.Damn, were you too late, is the whatever it is gone?You look around you, your gun clutched in your hands, your legs burning with the effort you’ve expended, as you gasp for breath, you’re feeling twitchy, you could really do with something to take the edge off, today has been pretty stressful, maybe a little Shine when you get back, just a pinch...wait, you’re not the only one up here.About 20 metres away, perched on the edge of a roof is a very large...bird? Or is it a small child? You can’t see in this light, you try using your scope, wow have you ever missed the low-light function. Suddenly the figure swims into focus.It’s a girl, 10, 11? She’s wearing rags, typical duster, except she has white feathered wings. Her back is to you and she seems unaware of your presence, crouched on the edge of a rooftop and watching something below.What do you do?>Take the shot>Talk to her>Get closer to her before acting>Teleport next to her>Other (what?)
>>36896060>I don't have a argument so I use silly hyperboleJust stop.Having poor fellowship will not mean everyone automatically hates us on sight., It just means we can't rely on words to make people like us. We can rely on actions instead.
>>36896109>Teleport next to her>>36896060If we have to make a fellowship roll every time we talk to a friend they're not a friend.Stop exaggerating. We're not going to piss off every ally.Just because you can't wrap someone around your finger with words doesn't mean you can't speak properly.We're not going to have a million enemies because we're not a masterful speaker. We're going to have enemies because we're the pc and we're going to get into some shit.
>>36896109>Teleport next to her>Talk to her
>>36896109>Teleport next to her
>>36896104>I just don't see any kind of logic in intentionally cutting ourselves off from any path that involves using diplomacyBecause we have only so much XP which means we have to cut of SOME paths of competence.And as of now, fellowship is one of the more expendable since less vital.
>>36896109>Teleport next to her>Talk to herHi there kiddo, whatcha watching?Also put a hand on her shoulder to keep her from flying off.
>>36896109>>Teleport next to her>Talk to her
>>36896109>Talk to herConsidering our proficiency is shooting, we probably shouldn't go closer right now and startle it.
>>36896172Actually, we're pretty good at CC too.>>36896109>Teleport next to her>Talk to her
>>36896159>>36896157>>36896151>>36896132>>36896131Just be aware guys. She could be a murderous little shit. So be ready to fight if necessary. Just because it's a kid doesn't mean we need to adopt it.
>>36896181She could also be a cute little Vampire kid too, that isn't a murderer and that we could adopt.
>>36896181A rifle can be a club if we need it too. Wished we stopped to pick up a knife though.
>>36896199We.. could get our bite fix from her! No need to go int othe hive!
>>36896109i smell a vampire loli waifu
>>36896215I would like to think Shee wouldn't immediatly jump to that conclusion.But since it might be the only alternative to the kid attacking random people in the streets, its a compelling argument.>>36896224Thats not Pallys fetish, luckily.
>>36896109>Talk to her>>36896109
>>36896109>Talk to herShe might mistake us for a Fae or one of their Gifted if we Teleport. That probably wouldn't be a good thing.I don't want to immediately shoot a kid.>>36896203We're actually better with Unarmed than a improvised Rifle-Club. We have a proficiency in Unarmed Combat.>>36896215We don't need a fix yet, it's still dormant.>>36896224Nope, for a lot of reasons. Most of them outside of player control.
>>36896135Again, I don't want it immediately. I don't want the option immediately vetoed in the future when we do have some XP to spare and are out of the "die horribly" zone.
>>36896253True having unarmed means we stand a better shot with our own hands, we'll see how it goes i guess.
>>36896277Then I don't see your point, sure at some point we will do that. In some hypothetical future.Hell, right now we could stand to at least get fellowship to 10 to get rid of the malus at least.
>>36896235>>36896253Nah I'm not saying our fix Now. I'm saying we may have an adorable little girl who needs blood to survive and we happen to have blood.. and an addictionWe're not giving into urges! We're feeding a poor child!
Teleporting + talk, please roll 1d20+3 for teleporting.
Rolled 5 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>36896307CRIT FAAAAAAIL
Rolled 13 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>36896307
Rolled 7 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>36896253>We don't need a fix yet, it's still dormant.Realistically speaking, it will stop being dormant sooner or later.Ashley is not going to disappear from our life from that last conversation.>>36896307
>>36896329Yeah, but that's not currently a motivation. We're still dormant for the moment, so we aren't going to voluntarily get bitten right now.>>36896298Okay, I guess it was just a miscommunication. Glad we got that cleared up.
You focus your powers, you didn’t do all that training for nothing. You visualise where you are, and where you need to be. There’s no distance, none at all, all places are one, you don’t need to teleport, you’re already there.With a gut-wrenching feeling everything blurs around you and you are standing on the edge of the roof next to the winged child “Woah” you say, and then turn to the kid, just as she jumps in fright at you suddenly appearing next to her.“Easy, easy” you say, trying to look non-threatening with a rifle in your hands. She hisses at you like a cat might and leaps off the roof into empty air, you feel like your heart leaps into your throat as you instinctively reach a hand out to grab her, and miss.She spreads those beautiful feathered wings and climbs up and up into the sky, circling around like a gigantic bird of prey.Is she trying to escape, or coming around to attack you? You’re not sure.>Wait, but be ready to dodge>Shoot her>Try to talk to her>Flee>Other (what?)
>>36896430>Try to talk to her
>>36896430>Sit down and put your frifle next to you, be non-threatening>Then ask her to sit down with you, you want to talk to her
>>36896430>Wait, but be ready to dodge>Try to talk to herSimmer down and listen kid otherwise i'll use this and it'll be unpleasant.
>>36896430>Wait, but be ready to dodge
>>36896425>Yeah, but that's not currently a motivation.No, I don't think anyone suggested it is.I'm just saying that if the kids only way to sustenance is to attack random people in the streets or feed on the gougers kills, then Shee has an incentive for offering an alternative. Even if it would make her uncomfortable.And it probably will and should.
>>36896456I like this idea but be prepped to teleport, can we teleport object that we can see but aren't touching? or would that require a mix with psychokinesis?
>>36896430>Wait, but be ready to dodge>Put your rifle slowly downWe got enough CQC to fend her off i necessary>Try to talk to her
Talk but be ready to dodgeOk, please roll Agility 1d20
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>36896532
>>36896486We should pursue alternatives to letting her feed on us before that, assuming your assumptions are correct.>>36896519It requires Apportation, so no, we can't, we don't have that ability.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>36896519Thats Apportation, we don't have that yet.>>36896532
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>36896532
>>36896545>We should pursue alternatives to letting her feed on us before thatObviously. If we have means to get blood bags or whatever from that medical transport we are about to raid, and they can use those, thats a option too.
I’m not here to hurt you” you call out to her “I just want to talk, dammit-”You throw yourself to one side as she swoops down towards you, her hands grabbing at where you used to be, damn she’s fast. She growls in frustration.You roll, coming up in a crouch, rifle at the ready out of habit, watching her fly up high again, circling over you, angling for another dive.So far she hasn’t said anything, just made animal noises at you.>Keep dodging>Try to talk>Flee>Shoot>Other (what?)
Rolled 16 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>36896633>Other (what?)Catch her on the dive and suplex her. Aim to knock her out.
>>36896633>Shoot her wingsBring her down.
>>36896633>Try to talk>Prepare to grab her the next time
>>36896633Daaw it's a feral loli.
>>36896633Wait for her to get close then pin her, she a kid she's light. Just stay the fuck away from her fangs.
>>36896711We need to tame her, man. Tame her and then breed her, and we will soon have our own army of vampire angels.
>>36896633>Try to catch her
>>36896745No, get out.
>>36896745>Tame her and then breed herWe don't have that kind of power in this quest.Knowing Pally its probably only a matter of time though.
>>36896745Sounds good. It's like strike witches.. but.. cuter probably.
>>36896762Psychich Impregnation? With the power of your mind, you can impregnate other females without the need to touch them.
>>36896796That.. doesn't make sense.
Ok roll unarmed attack 1d20+2 to grab her.
>>36896811Psychic induced Parthogenesis.
Rolled 15 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>36896817
Rolled 12 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>36896817SUPLEEEEEX
Rolled 3 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>36896817
Rolled 8 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>36896817
Rolled 17 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>36896817
Fucking lolifags. I hope she kills us.
>>36896796>you can impregnate other females>femalesWe can't leave poor Ashley out of the fun like that.
>>36896875We'll impregnate him to.
>>36896811>>36896796It's the power you get once you achieve wizardom with your purity intact. You can reproduce without having to soil yourself with sex.
>>36896869>They don't want to shoot a child>must be lolifagsIf sexual motivations are the only reason you can think of to not want to shoot a child, thats more your problem.
>>36896894I don't think this quest will time jump enough for Shee to get that far.>>36896890Thats the spirit!
>>36896899I think he was talking more about the fucking lolifags than everyone that voted not to shoot a child.Good thing OP preemptively banned that kind of thing.
Rolled 8 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>36896927>Good thing OP preemptively banned that kind of thing.Huh?
>>36896927Didn't notice any actually.Except that guy who said he smelled "loli vampire waifu" and I think he was against the idea.
>>36896899Yeah. It's not she's murdered a bunch of people or anything. She's just a poor, innocent babe.
>>36896950You missed the people talking about impregnating the loli with psychic power to breed an army?How?
>>36896953Actually she didn't murder anyone as far as we know.She fed from the victims of the gouger and her victim survived.
>>36896991....Anon, that was a joke.>>36896953She hasn't murdered anyone yet as far as we and Shee know.
>>36896996That victim survived.>>36896941Wizards.>>36897012It's still banned forever.Also that>>[post numbers][Words]Typing patten is associated with CX in my mind, and he is the worst person imaginable. My paranoia may be flaring up.
Rolled 8 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>36897034What exactly is banned? I'm confused.
>>36897048Fun.Fun is banned. Forever.
>>36897048You. Me. Wizards.Underage/loli
>>36897034>Typing patten is associated with CX in my mindDon't you use the exact same one, like veryone else or what do you mean?
>>36897072Fun isn't banned. It's strictly rationed and controlled so nobody overdoses on it. Certain kinds of Fun are banned.>>36897097Yes, no, sorta. I mean the part where he puts a lineskip between his post number quotation and his first sentence, not using lineskips in general.
>>36897034>he is the worst person imaginableWhy do you hate me so, anon?
>>36897114Tons of people use a lineskip after a quote. You're just autistic.