Previous threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Darkness%20Extrapolated%20QuestCharacter Sheet: http://pastebin.com/BcF50wCcRough rules?: http://pastebin.com/62i7NCMe>Hunt a demon, bring a red-faced Kat.“Nah, go enjoy your day,” you say, letting your father go free. “Awesome, if you ever need me you know where I am,” he waves and shuts the back door behind him leaving both you and Kat out here.“So what do you want to do?” she asks watching you as you detransform, letting the bit of darkness you’d acquired dissipate harmlessly into you.“You know, I was actually thinking about going hunting and dragging you along,” you explain as your Sundress comes to rest gently against you.“Ah kay,” Kat nods and leads the way towards the front door, “Are you going to bring anyone else?”You hum as you think about it. On one hand, just bringing Kat’ll make it easier to grab equal amounts of cores… on the other if you run into something strong and had another you could take it out without worry.>Yeah actually, Beth should be up by now.>Nah we’ll be enough for now.>One of the others might be free (Call who?)>Write in.
>>39977307>Nah we’ll be enough for now.We can call Beth if we run into a scary feeling entrance.
>>39977307Damn I love seeing Alex in the catalog
>>39977307>>Nah we’ll be enough for now.
>>39977307>Yeah actually, Beth should be up by now.
>>39977307>Nah we’ll be enough for now.
Calling for:>Nah we'll be enough for now.Writing now, I may be high judging from my attempts at posting this update in twitter instead of 4chan.
>>39977583Cloud 6? Cloud 7? I think we're good at this level
>>39977307I keep forgetting that this is still running.I really need to catch up.Last thing I remember is the dead god.
>>39977842Then you've got a lot to catch up on
>>39977842Ah yes, that was around thread 20, 21. Good times.
>Nah we’ll be enough for now.“Nah, we’ll be enough for now,” you shake your head as you lock the door behind you. As you turn around Kat puts away her key, wearing it around her neck; she adjusts her collar a bit before saying, “Kay… you’re looking again?” “Might as well, since it’s easier on me,” you glance around before walking off towards the park. Kat walks with you, chatting as you go, she mostly talks of the games you’ve given her to play. She’s a bit sour over some of the more difficult bosses, frowning as she describes one particular boss that has very little lead up into a kill move. “I was really glad to finally beat it but,” she makes a sheepish smile as she rubs the back of her head, “I don’t think I’d be able to do it again…”“Sometimes thats just how it is,” you chuckle, remembering when you’ve had to get others to beat a part for you and vice versa, “Thats why you have friends. Sometimes they get a hell of a lot luckier than you.”“Ah, you would have helped..?” Kat asks as she tilts her head, curious.“Maybe not at first,” you shrug as you come across a nightmare.You’re a bit surprised even as you weren’t really paying attention listening to Kat more than actually looking, but here it is along the side of someone's house. There’s no car in the driveway and as best you can see the streets empty.Kat shivers a bit as you get closer, “Found one..?”>Yeah, ready? >Neh, I’d rather look for another.>Write inAlso if yeah ready:>Transform before entering>Wait till you’re inside, someone might see an all.>Write in.
>>39978713>Yeah, ready?>Wait till you’re inside, someone might see an all.
>>39978713>Yeah, ready? > Transform before entering
>>39978713>Yeah, ready? >Wait till you’re inside, someone might see an all.
Calling for:>Yeah, ready? >Wait till you’re inside, someone might see an all.Writing now. >>39977621Honestly I think it is pretty up there. I might have to start a second quest that I write while high on meds or drunk.
>>39978964Magical Burst: Nicky Extrapolated?
So, hear me out for a moment yeah? I've hit a point in writing this where I've no clue where to go. We've a vague general end set ahead which is 'fix any hiccups,' but nothing that can be directly worked towards or even act as a tangible goal. I understand that's my job as QM to provide ideas or at least hooks of things you all might want but the idea's I've got are all out of slice of life which people seem to come to this quest for.And while I don't mind writing slice of life, I am running dry on.... inspiration I guess to write at the very least something that reads decently. I am mentioning this to you all as you decide the story as much as I do and if anyone's got solid ideas on drives or goals that people agree on so I can write towards that it'd help a lot I think.Going back to writing update in mean time, I suppose.
>>39979342The inner city girls start trying to expand their turf? John accidentally walks into a mgic pocket? "witch hunters" come after us?
>>39979377>>39979342>"witch hunters" come after us?Might be cool. I recall some talks about possibly church shenanigans might be a thing in setting. (be funnier if someone from Johns family was involved in some way).Wouldn't mind seeing more missions given to us as well from Boss man. Stuff that might take a few days to complete or something like that. Then again we might need to start thinking on possibly doing some sort of time skip deal as well. Get us closer to school stuff and what not.Long terms goal stuff for Alex? Hell if I know. Not die? I would like to see more of the magical side of stuff beyond MG things but I've been saying that for a bit now... Really don't want to sound like some whiny shit just something would like see more of. Might be a good way to go if you do use the whole church thing.
>>39979342The slice of life is great but it'll be getting staler until we get our aura of normality and start school, not much can be done about that.For ideas I'd say maybe a big barbecue with all our friends invited (maybe a vote for our meguka friends and the girl that got stabbed). Or maybe a huge demon that needs all of us to take down like the fallen god did.
>>39979342I was expecting this issue to come up sooner or later. It's the side effect of a PC with a goal of "Just have fun". Either you'll need to have one of Alex's friends come up with a more concrete goal, or for some other entity to force a more concrete goal upon Alex.
>Yeah, ready? >Wait till you’re inside, someone might see an all.“Yeah ready?” you say stepping up close to it, trying your best to look as though you’re supposed to be next to this person’s house.Kat bites her lip, before nodding. You step inside, feeling the nightmare wrap around you feeling constricting as it does. When you can see again, you take in the nightmare around you; it’s a large bedroom with a four poster bed. The room is otherwise bare save for the two occupants, one of which is tied to the posts. It’s hard to get a solid look at him as he’s got a woman on top of him strangling him as best she can despite the straight jacket she’s wearing... though with the arms missing she’s not having too much trouble there.Neither of them notice you as you quietly call out your transformation line, Kat taking a hop skip and jump away from you and forcing it as usual. Your clothes break away from you before you even finish, “Shield of glass, spear of light; Break now, mirror, aid my fight!” the sound grabbing the woman’s attention. The darkened shards protect you from the nova of flame from Kat, before falling into their positions leaving you with your book of mirrors, cargo pants and blouse. Kat finishes shortly after you in her smoke coloured skirt and pantiehose, topped by the flaming wand and blouse. All of this happens before the woman has even managed to get up off the bed, you note her eyes have a crazy look to them, as if a child scribbled the iris and pupils in frantically. The guy on the bed lets out a gasp of relief, though makes no further noise. Kat glances at you nervously waiting for you as the straight jacket woman takes another step towards you. >Summon Shadow Alex, Mirror Match.>Attack the woman, surely she’s the demon.>This feels a bit obvious, maybe the guy?Also Ability if you choose attack instead of summon?>Spike Hell>Shattered mirror>Giant's Fist>Write in
>>39980219>Summon Shadow Alex, Mirror Match. Twin demons calling it.
>>39980219>Shattered mirror>Attack the woman, surely she’s the demon.Sure. I'll take the bait.
>>39979892To be honest with you, so did I; I was sort of trying to avoid it but ran head first into it.>>39979541Those are things I have considered but hesitated on for various reasons, but likely not so much anymore.
>>39980219>Summon Shadow Alex, Mirror Match.
>>39979342The way I see it, we currently have a 'by the end of summer vacation' goal of 'addressing our changes enough to go back to school'. So if this were a TV show, that would be the goal we'd slowly work towards over the course of the season while we also deal with the hijinks of the plots of the individual episodes. So it sounds like it's the episode plots that are currently causing ya trouble.If the slice-of-life stuff is good but seeming a bit dry for you, then maybe just throw in some random events? Relatively small things that don't necessarily derail us too much from the end-of-summer goal, but still give us other things to do during the days.Maybe Alex comes across Nicki being lost or having a stranger-danger moment, or a polite zombie, or Kat gets stuck on/in something while wandering around in Shadow Alex's room and now Alex has to go on a bizarre but mundane fetch quest in order to free her, or a talking gecko, or Alex helps wash Beth's car and wardrobe malfunctions ensue, or we find out Beth didn't want to leave home one day because she got a bovine temp changes after a solo battle (and we proceed to milk it for all its worth), or John starts trying to get involved with magic via other sources of a questionable nature, or help TENKA deal with demonic (or otherwise not-normal) fleas.
Calling for:>Summon Shadow Alex, Mirror Match.Need 3d6+9 best of three DC 19
Rolled 3, 4, 2 + 9 = 18 (3d6 + 9)>>39980560
Rolled 1, 4, 1 + 9 = 15 (3d6 + 9)>>39980560
Rolled 6, 6, 1 + 9 = 22 (3d6 + 9)>>39980560
>>39980604Well... thanks for passing but fuck the darkness.
>>39980604Result 34 2MD taken, writing now. Shadow Alex in coming.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>399793421) Suffering intensifies2) Evil meguka scientist accidentally creates a sentient Walpurgisnacht 2.0 who is mad as fuck at said scientist3) Evil meguka scientist accidentally creates a sentient Walpurgisnacht 2.0 who just wants to play videogames4) Evil nymphomaniac meguka scientist creates a sentient Walpurgisnacht 2.0, things go wrong5) Generic magic-illuminati plot #63246) Teenage Mutant Magical Girls attack; places with pizza close en-masse7) Meduka Meguka Power Rangers, now with 100% more nazi robots8) Corporations try to recruit megukas, incompetence intensifies 9) Civilian mistakes familiar for an animal and puts it in a zoo, things go incredibly right10) Aliens brainwash the ruling class, magical girls make the best assassins11) Aliens invade, XCOM scouts megukas12) Magical bumper cars racing challenge, winner gets cores13) Shipsluts invade; nymphomaniac medukas strike back14) Scientists kidnap megukas for research at large, government doesn't give a fuck15) Eldritch Artifact #666 threatens to destroy the world by making everyone laugh themselves to death16) Eldritch Artifact #667 threatens to destroy the world; turns out to be Gurren Lagann17) Magical Boys start to take over; transformations are still with frilly outfits18) NEETs get together and create a magic cabal; results are hilarious19) Meduka ascends to godhood and takes over the city; declares ice cream sales to be mandatory every sunday20) Time-travelling meguka visits the city, things go incredibly wrong
>>39980682>11) Aliens invade, XCOM scouts megukasWe did this in another quest. Kinda. It involved an x-MG hunting down current MGs that are working with Aliens. It was fun.
>>3998068221) A demon traps us in our videogames22)Magical Girls from the future travel through time to fixshit need our help23)Magical Girls from the future travel through time to fixshit need to kill us24)Magical Girls from the future travel through time to fixshit have no idea why they're in the 2000's when they were aiming for the 3000's25)Magical girls dreams(literal) Start coming true26)Magical girl nightmares start coming true27)Magical girl wetdreams start coming true, with clones of the people in question28)Magical girl wetdreams start coming true, with the original people in question.29)Fairy tales are coming to life, Santa put us on the naughty list30)Fairy tales are coming to life, where the fuck does the Ester Bunny get these eggs31)A movie starts filming in town accidentally has an all magical girl cast things go wrong32)A movie starts filming in town accidentally has an all magical girl cast things go right33)A movie starts filming in town accidentally has an all magical girl cast things go lewd
>Summon Shadow Alex, Mirror Match.>Result 34 2 MDYou side step out of the way, refraining from backing into the exit as you pull a mirror from your book, charging it with magic as you take too much from the world around you. The woman in a straight jacket follows after you, ignoring Kat entirely as she starts to slow down watching you carefully. Wanting to get Shadow Alex out and about as soon as possible so as to not get caught with your pants down, you throw the mirror up and let the magic force you into a cross counter.Shadow Alex recovers before you do, only to have to dive out the way as the woman reaches into her jacket and pulling out a belt that she quickly throws. You scramble to your feet in time to hear more than see a fireball explode against her back, singeing her hair. She glares back at Kat and starts charging towards her.>Attack>Spike Hell>Giant’s Fist>Shattered mirror>Write inSA action?>Attack>Spike Hell>Giant’s Fist>Shattered mirror>Write in
>>39981441>Shattered mirror>Spike Hell
>>399813171. Magical girls break into houses, steal nothing, refuse to leave.2. Magical girls break into houses, redecorate poorly.3. Threat of magical girls.4. Threat of shooty and choppy magical gurlz from distant future.5. Threat of distinguished and articulate magical gurlz from Victorian era.6. Virgin magical girl cursed to never get laid desperately seeks assistance, slowly goes apeshit crazy.7. Map discovered on back of portrait of hideous magical girl. Turns out portrait is map of Hideousmagicalgirlsface Mountain; map is portrait of guardian Map Golem.8. Rain of frogs plague town. Magical girl discovers frogs to be competent dance troupe. Magical girl conquers national performance circuit.9. Local magical girl seeks perfect ingredients for ultimate cake, secretly constructs powerful Cake Golem.10. Philosophical zombie magical girls ponder meaning of love, pester passerby.
>>39981509>9. Local magical girl seeks perfect ingredients for ultimate cake, secretly constructs powerful Cake Golem.You see I could totally see Alex accidentally making a cake Golem at some point
>>39981441>Shattered mirror>Spike HellConsider the plothooks, OP. Consider them.
>>3998153911. Noble wedding interupted by aggresive eel selling magical girls.12. Magical girls attacked by snakes in wilderness environment.13. Magical girls attacked by snakes in urban enviroment.14. Magical girls attacked by urban enviroment; allies found in form of friendly snakes.15. Magical girl, for shits and giggles, trains ethereal filchers to interupt people during sex.16. Magical girl helps marauding demon warrior realize childhood dream of becoming stageshow dancer.17. During daily tour, prestigious magic academy looted by goblins disguised as ugly magical girls.18. Ancient magical girl seeks new thrills by competing in mixed martial arts tournament.
>>39981441>Shattered mirror>Spike HellTime to debuff while we put that recent practice to use.>>39981509>10. Philosophical zombie magical girls ponder meaning of love, pester passerby.Zombie don't bite me, don't bite me, no more.
Calling for:>Shattered mirror>Spike HellNeed 3d6+5 and then 3d6+9 best of three for both.>>39981544Plot hooks will be considered, I may blatantly steal. Likely what'll happen is I'll have an idea while high/drunk and then refine it when sober then write it.
Rolled 5, 5, 1 + 5 = 16 (3d6 + 5)>>39981667
Rolled 3, 1, 6 + 9 = 19 (3d6 + 9)>>39981667
Rolled 3, 2, 4 + 9 = 18 (3d6 + 9)>>39981667
Rolled 6, 1, 3 + 5 = 15 (3d6 + 5)>>39981667
Rolled 2, 1, 6 + 5 = 14 (3d6 + 5)>>39981667Time to give someone that bad luck!
>>399815091) A magical girl makes a wish that makes it impossible to lie, Society begins to collapse2)A Magical wishes for more wishes, you must save her as the cosmos is displeased3)A Magical girl is plotting to a wish to end all wishes, stop her before it's too late3)A Magical girl wishes Alex had a crush on her, Beth is displeased4)A magical girl wishes magic would lower sex drives instead, public lynching begins5)A Magical girl travels back in time in an attempt to become our father, we must stop her6)A Magical girl travels back in time in an attempt to become our father, turns out she was the father we've know and loved this whole time7)A Magical girl wishes for an artifact dildo, is now being targeted8)A magical girl wishes for an artifact dildo, is cursed so that you can never finish while using it9)Magical girls go on strike, mages mildly annoyed10)Magical girls go on strike, mages turn to magical boys11)Magical girls go on strike, mages turn them into boys12)Magical girls go on strike, mages attempt to do the jobs themselves, God Oh God please Help!
>>39981741Those are just getting more and more stupid and less relevant to the quest and it's premise and themes.
>>39981667I honestly hope you don't go shoving PLOT down our throats, what makes this quest great is the lack of PLOT charging over the horizon, where we just take things day by day, spending time with our friends and family, taking care of them and being a chill badass.All of that largely gets torn up and thrown away in the face of plot. I come into this quest to sit down and chill out, relax and interact with the cool characters and occasionally sling magic around all fancy like, I don't want plot in this.
>>39981785Eh, numbers 1 and 3 could work.
>>399817411) Summer is replaced by an actual Succubus, save people from her.2)Summer is replaced by an actual Succubs, save John from her.3)We get sent back in time and meet our grandparents in their youth. Try not to fuck things up.4) Our grandkids get sent into the past to us, teach them how not to suck.5.)Amy get's afflicted by Dragon hoarding disease, Fix it.6.)Mage accidentally a shadow rift, hold the line.7.)Tenka must train a new familiar, keep him from killing the kid.
>>39981735Success 1FD Result 21>>39981714Success 1MD Result 25Writing now
>>39981834>1FD>1MDEven after all this time I still don't understand what those mean, how we track them, and their practical impact...
Rolled 2, 2, 4 + 9 = 17 (3d6 + 9)Please stop, this isn't funny anymore
>>39981854D is darkness, the letter before it is that stat it aligns too. Get so much darkness in one stat we get changes. we have 3 MD magic darkness and 1 fd which is fury darkness.
>>39981870so how much darkness can we take in each stat before a change and how to we get rid of it?
>>39981919Darkness discharges when we change back to our normal self. We take 5 before we change. temp changes stack.
19. Advancements in magically powered musical instruments climaxes with crew of grunge rock pirate magical girls clashing with clan of heavy metal viking magical girls; town threatened by collateral damage from killer solos. Crafty punk rock magical girls armed with enchanted accordians seek to capitalize on ensuing mayhem; all are united in effort to stick it to uptight paladins trying to bring them down. Powerful vibes attract glam rock demons and dirty hippies.20. Dungeons give chase to magical girls.21. Magical bee girls get organized.22. Magical girls endlessly pursued by screaming fans, accompanied by catchy 60s rock.23. Innacurate historical re-enactment attracts ire of necromancer history buff magical girl.24. Passive aggresive magical girls extoll virtures of peace, love, substance abuse.25. Captain Hampton attempts to use violence to stop the Halfling Pirates of Willygoat, who, although they are wee magical girls, have big swords.
>>39981994Okay stop. It's not even funny anymore.
>>39981994yeah nah, not funny anymore
Update shortly, terribly sorry for delays. Got to thinking about things in general.
>>39982979Extrospection, the eternal enemy!
I'll be honest, I've been staring at this mostly blank update for the last hour an some change, and have gotten fucking no where due to thinking about plot hooks while drinking more than I should.Instead of pretending that I'll update tonight I might just turn this into a Q/A with a discussion and maybe a recap of previous threads if I can get around to summarizing things. I have managed to come to several conclusions during this time though, one of which being: in regards to aura of normal I think people who are looking for something that's wrong'll see through it but casual glances will be fooled. This will prevent the full hand wave it was before while not contradicting no bullshit I think.I get you all likely don't have much to ask about due to slow pacing though.
>>39983789>while not contradicting no bullshit I think.not really, if we order a aura of normalcy and pay for it with cores, and it doesn't deliver, then that violates the no bullshit clauseI honestly don't see issue with it hand waving or trivialising things, its fucking magic, thats what the fucking goddamned cores to, they trivialise things, they give you bullshit free wishes, pure distilled untainted wisheswhy should they not trivialise the things they are ordered to deal with? otherwise its just not worth spending cores on them.
>>39983789>people who are looking for something that's wrong'll see through itSo everyone in highschool? I really think that trying to find holes in the AoN is stupid and trivialises and denegrates the AoN and makes it not anywhere near worth it compared to when we first decided to get it.
>>39983872>So everyone in highschool? What. From the way it currently reads they would need to be actively looking for something 'wrong' or 'off' not just looking at a person.
>>39983915Have you never been to highschool with girls? That's all they do, try to dig up dirt and gossip on each other and bicker and scheme and backstab all day long.
>>39983789I've got to same I'm of a like mine to >>39983872We're dealing with magical wishes here that don't hold back nor require being a veteran contract lawyer, why go poking holes in things and ruining them when their entire point and purpose is to be powerful expensive, but worthwhile purchases.
>>39983976I've got to say* I'm of a like mind*, dammit brain work properly.
>>39983872>So everyone in highschool?You know, I had forgotten how suspicious people are there until you mentioned it.>>39983856>why should they not trivialise the things they are ordered to deal with?A fair point as well, why expend shit when it won't fix the problem you're fucking wasting time and effort yeah?>>39983976Yeah, I was on the hesitant side to even try as there's not a whole lot of ways you can move around 'intent of the wish, not wording.'
>>39984012>You know, I had forgotten how suspicious people are there until you mentioned it.Not just suspicious, but downright malicious.>A fair point as well, why expend shit when it won't fix the problem you're fucking wasting time and effort yeah?Exactly, it's an all or nothing deal, it either does what it says, or you may as well remove it for being entirely useless.
>>39984012>Yeah, I was on the hesitant side to even try as there's not a whole lot of ways you can move around 'intent of the wish, not wording.'Well with your current line of thinking on the thing, the AoN achieves neither the intent nor the wording of the deal.
>>39984012>Yeah, I was on the hesitant side to even try as there's not a whole lot of ways you can move around 'intent of the wish, not wording.'What of AoN covering current changes and having to spend extra cores to cover future changes? I think it was suggested last thread. Interesting idea if nothing else.
>>39983789Does Alex practicing her magic also benefit Shadow Alex? It seems that way, but figured it wouldn't hurt to ask.Did Kat go to school before this summer started? Does she want to go to school?Hypothetically, if there were such a thing as a high school for magic beings (perhaps the diplomas from which had their own auras of normality?), would buying a transfer and admittance to the school with a modest amount of cores be an option?
>>39984050The easiest way to put it into words is I tried to fix something that was broke and created something while forgetting to look at the guidelines. I like to claim I'd have caught it before implementing but unsure.>>39984108That has to do with intent of wish an all, but I'll mull over it. I am pretty hesitant to do such a thing as it'd pretty much fuck you on any temp changes and make people more shy at using shadow credits.>>39984124Practicing magic helps both of you, yes.She did, though once she ran from foster home she stopped going. You should consider asking her for the second bit.Yes, as long as core equivalent to AoN was accomplished.
>>39984108That violates the No Bullshit clause anon.It either works or it doesn't. It also makes it almost entirely worthless to buy until we get really bad changes.
>>39984209>I tried to fix something that was brokeHere's the thing, it isn't broken, not at all, thats EXACTLY how it is meant to work, imbalanced as some may perceive it to be.>>39984108That just completely removes its usefulness by having it have an upkeep, that means that we don't get the intent of the wish, and we don't get 'no bullshit' with it.
>>39984209>something that was brokeHap dude, step back for a second, go clear your head then come back to this, because it's not broke, your just trying to find a way it might be broke, and in the process breaking it yourself.
>>39984258I missed the 'nt or rather: "wasn't broke"
>>39984286Ah, BoozeHap strikes again.
>>39984209>I am pretty hesitant to do such a thing as it'd pretty much fuck you on any temp changes and make people more shy at using shadow credits.It would entirely skew the economy at play between saving/spending cores, earning/spending SCs, keeping/wishing away changes and would also mean we have to keep buying AoN's which goes against intent and spirit of the wish.
>>39984286gonna continue tomorrow Hap?
>>39984209>I am pretty hesitant to do such a thing as it'd pretty much fuck you on any temp changes and make people more shy at using shadow credits.While wishes are supposed to be straight up you-get-what-you-want, affordability is a factor as well. You could just have TENKA give the option of a cheaper version of the aura that doesn't cover temp changes.
>>39984690what would the point of that be then? may as well just use our magic instead, theres literally no reason to do that instead of spending a core on the AoN which is incredibly useful and vital for us going back to school
>>39984710The point would be to cover up permanent changes? Like being a girl? Temp changes only last about half a day, so we'd just have to time our fights, and be careful with our sick day usage. And, like you said, we could potentially fall back on our magic if we need to, though that's probably something we'd need to practice a fair bit in order to use it throughout the school day, and has the risk of faltering.
>>39984663Not sure, let the thread die. I'll make another if I figure things out, and am less moody from life. If the threads still alive then through chatter I'll let you all know with either an update or post saying I'm bouncing.
>>39984886Take care Hap, make sure to hide your wallet and keys from BoozeHap!