>Allie's Character Sheet: http://pastebin.com/jM45PbCC>Quest rules and stuff: http://pastebin.com/RmR0ym6n>Episode 0: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/39847334/>Interlude 1 - Part 1: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/39909661/>Interlude 1 - Part 2: https://archive.moe/tg/thread/39929422/
>>39986660Saturday morning. Finally, the week's over. You wake up at about 10, stretch, and sit up.Then it hits you. There's going to be something happening this weekend, and you have no idea what. Some sort of TV show.Ah, well, can't work on an empty stomach. You roll out of bed, and wonder what to have for breakfast.>Bacon. Bacon is good.>Cereal. Easy to think about.>Toast with something on it. Honey, maybe. The golden syrup was good too.>Write-in.
>>39986693Also, polite mod request, I guess.If you do ban me, can you ban me for long enough that I can appeal it, so that I can explain why the source material is completely /tg/-related? Thanks.
>>39986693>Write-inSteroids and Whey
>>39986693>Toast with something on it. Honey, maybe. The golden syrup was good too.>Bacon. Bacon is good.
>>39987074"Bacon," you say. "Yes. Bacon." You walk downstairs and into the kitchen. The fridge yields its glorious salted pigflesh to you, the cupboard yields a frying pan and the draw yields tongs. You fire up one of the rings on the stove, put the pan on the ring and put a couple of rashers of bacon in the pan.While that's coming to temperature, you stick a piece of bread in the toaster and start it going. You rummage around in the cupboard, but your mother has still entirely failed to get any more honey, so golden syrup again it is.While you were rummaging, the pan came up to temperature, and the bacon is now sizzling. You turn it, then keep an eye on it while you grab a plate and a knife and fork. Once you have them, you put the knife and fork on the table and the plate next to the stove, for easy access.The bacon reaches the point where the fat's just beginning to go golden, so you turn it again to cook it evenly. The toast pops up at that point, so you grab it and put a dollop of golden syrup on it, then realise your mistake - you need the knife for this. You grab the knife from the table and spread the syrup over the toast, by which time the bacon is ready, so you stick it and the toast on the plate, turn the ring off and head to the table with your culinary prize.>cont.
>>39987152Breakfast is good. Then again, bacon is rarely not good in your opinion, so there may be a certain amount of bias factoring into your judgement.You have a little bit of homework - Maths. Equally, there's a LOT of time left in the weekend.>Better get homework out of the way...>Dress first. Homework in pyjamas? No thanks.>Write-in.
>>39987181>Watch anime and play videogames for the whole weekend
>>39987181>Get on the forum, see if anything new has come up
>>39987181Imminent happenings with Allie's life at possible stake, and she's more worried about homework?>Dress first.Then.>Write-in.Plan to meet up with James later, just so she isn't blindsided by the... I guess I'll call him the 'Host' of the show for now. And seriously, get a contact number from him this time.
>>39987240>>39987269Writing.>>39987216I did consider this, just because funny.
>>39987311You decide to get dressed before even considering homework.Something sensible given you have no idea what's coming up. Jeans and a t-shirt. Simple, easy, not difficult to get around in. Perfect.Right. Dressed. Now then, it might be prudent to get in touch with James. He's up to his neck in this too.Where's he likely to be, though?>Try heading into town. He might be there.>You're pretty sure the school's closed at the weekend, but it couldn't hurt to check...>The town's got a library. Maybe he's there?>The river's nice. Relaxing, calm, et cetera. Maybe there?
>>39987347>The town's got a library. Maybe he's there?
>>39987311>I did consider this, just because funny.Playing videogames does have its merits from a role-playing perspective since she does have Beginner Gaming skill in her char sheet.>>39987408Caretaker, a bit of advice as a player. You might want to have your first story post of the session be filled with more content than that. First posts of a session leave a lasting impression.Since you mentioned that your planned format involves the mundane aspect as a prelude for the "surreal" aspect, it might help to do a short, plot relevant summary of what occurred during the sessions with interaction on the mundane world, just to jog the memories of current players and to get any potential new players up to speed.Just my two cents.
>>39987408You decide to head to the library. James is, to put it bluntly, a nerd, he's probably there, if he isn't at home.You get a strange urge to take the dagger with you, and decide to indulge it. Why not? You slip it into your pocket, then stick your shoes on and head out of the front door.You shut the door, and head down the path. It takes you a couple of steps to notice that it doesn't feel right, though. You look down - and you're walking on sand. Dry sand.The sun abruptly brightens. You look up, and you're in a desert.>"What the fuck?">Use your survival knowledge. Average Intelligence, Professional Survival - 5 rolls, TN 11>Completely freak out.
>>39987446Fair enough. I'll consider it in future.
Rolled 4, 6, 4, 2 - 4 = 12 (4d6 - 4)>>39987456Damnit. So it's already happening, huh?>Use your survival knowledge. Average Intelligence, Professional Survival - 5 rolls, TN 11
>>39987446Steroid and videogames anon here.So far the quest looks BORING AS FUCKING SHIT.We're just doing completely mundane and everyday things. Wake up. Breakfast. Get dressed.My patience for this quest has been depleted.Dropped.
>>39987488I'm sorry you feel that way. Pity you didn't stick around for the "oh fuck suddenly a desert".
Rolled 1, 2, 3, 2 - 4 = 4 (4d6 - 4)>>39987456>>Use your survival knowledge. Average Intelligence, Professional Survival - 5 rolls, TN 11
>Given choices on what to do>QM does the choice but then OH SORRY, DESERT, I guess the choice didn't count much now, does it?>Now in desert, choices are use blatantly obvious skill or use blatantly obvious skill. Man, I love the freedom we've got in this quest.
>>39987624Didn't you say you dropped this?
>>39987577Right. Suddenly in the middle of a desert. Not the exact situation you'd hope for, but it could be worse.You start to look around for cover, but none seems forthcoming. However, behind you you see four thin blobs. You walk towards them, and they resolve themselves into four people - two men you don't recognise, a woman you don't recognise - and that guy from the TV last Saturday."Ah, excellent, you made it on time," he says. "I'm the MC for this show. Right, roll camera!" He pauses, then starts speaking again. "Hello, and welcome to this very special episode of the Desert Forges! Our contestants today are Simon, John, Jenny and Alison!" How in the hell does he know your name? Also, why is Simon dressed in almost exactly the same colours as you are?The MC walks Simon over to you. He looks like he might be a tad overweight, but it looks like he's got some decent muscle. "Right, Simon, Alison, you're on the blue team. You'll be supporting each other through the challenges ahead, and, should you succeed, you'll be able to forge your own gold!"He walks you back over to John and Jenny. "So, our two teams are ready for the trials ahead. First, though, it's time to decide who's going to get the first chance to light the forges. Time for the duels!">cont.
>>39987701The MC turns you around, and there are two jeeps there. You're... not sure how they can have appeared, there's no cover that they can have been behind. "Well, get in, get in, we've got a busy day ahead of us!" he says. "Oh, and don't worry about me, I'll get there on my own."You get into one of the jeeps with Simon, and the other pair get into the other jeep. As soon as you're both inside, the jeep takes off. There are water bottle in the back, so you should be good on the dehydration side of things.The jeep rounds a free-standing rock formation, and suddenly there's a maze of walls in front of you. The jeep screeches to a halt, and you and Simon get out. True to his word, the MC is already there. The other jeep draws up, John and Jenny get out, and the MC starts talking."Welcome... to the first duel! In this duel, Alison and Jenny will be racing through this maze and through obstacles, collecting necklaces along the way. The first person to each necklace has the best chance of getting it, so it pays to be fast!" He leads you over to one of the two entrances, and Jenny over to the other. "You'll set off on the sound of the gun." A man in stereotypical Arabic dress steps forward, carrying an old blunderbuss. "Abdulah!" the MC calls. The gun is fired, and you begin running.>Contested roll: Average Speed - 3 rolls, TN 10.
Rolled 3, 1, 3, 3 - 4 = 6 (4d6 - 4)>>39987809
Rolled 2, 6, 5, 3 - 4 = 12 (4d6 - 4)>>39987809
Rolled 6, 1, 5, 5 - 4 = 13 (4d6 - 4)>>39987809>>39987991Shouldn't we have passed already with this >>39987830 roll, since the TN was indicated?Or is there something about "contested roll" that I'm missing?
>>39988001Contested rolls are different to simple rolls.In a contested roll, you're aiming to get more successes than the other person. What this means in practise is that I have absolutely no clue who's going to win, even if you roll terribly.>>39987830>>39987909>>39988001Writing.
>>39988032You begin well, getting the first necklace, but Jenny makes it to the second before you do. You race on through the maze, and find a tall pole, which has the necklace dangling from the top. Thankfully, it has hand- and footholds, but it's still going to be a bit of a climb. Jenny arrives just as you begin to climb, and begins to clamber up herself.>Contested roll: Average Strength - 3 rolls, TN 10.
Rolled 2, 5, 1, 2 - 4 = 6 (4d6 - 4)>>39988064At the end of this leg of the contest, is it only the amount of necklaces collected that matters? Because this would've been a great opportunity to hold a vote on what approach to use to acquire it.Example:>Disrupt Jenny's climb to claim the necklace on the pole first.>Steal the necklace Jenny has on her.>Let her take the necklace on the pole, then just threaten her to fork over both necklaces with the knife you brought.MC didn't really expand upon the rules, so anything goes might be fine around here.
>>39988159Sorry, yes. It is only the number of necklaces collected that counts. That said, interfering with the other contestants isn't allowed. Being sneaky enough to steal the necklace might be fine, though.
Rolled 4, 2, 3, 4 - 4 = 9 (4d6 - 4)>>39988064
>>39988159>>39988247No need for the third roll, you've won.Writing.
>>39988265Your advantage on the pole lets you get to the top first and claim the necklace. You climb back down and chase after Jenny, who's already started towards the exit.However, you overtake her and reach the exit first, claiming the third necklace."A splendid victory, Alison!" the MC exclaims. "Better luck next time, Jenny. Alison, you've won, so here." He hands you a dagger, which looks exactly like the one you bought on Wednesday. "You'll want to hang onto that. Now, anything to say before we head on to the next duel?">"My name isn't Alison.">Taunt Jenny a bit.>Nothing, just head towards the jeep.>Write-in.
>>39988307>"My name isn't Alison."
>>39988465"Uh, my name isn't Alison," you say, "it's Allie. My parents were a little weird with the whole 'naming their child' thing.""Ah, my apologies. We'll get that sorted out," says the MC. "Now, everyone into the jeeps! Time we were headed to the next duel!"You and Simon climb in and the jeep takes off again. This time, it round a rock formation and suddenly, you're at the foot of a gorge. The MC, as with last time, is already there."Good, good, everyone's on time. Now, we'll be headed into the gorge for this one. If you would look up?" he says.You look up, and suspended between the two sides of the gorge are a pair of large cylinders made of rope and planks. Somehow, despite there being no visible way for them to do so, they rotate on their long axis."There are a pair of rooms on either side of each of those cylinders. Your goal is to get through your cylinder, tag your partner, and your partner will go back. With luck, you'll be back before the timer runs out and before your opponent. Now, the women will go first."He leads you to a set of steps carved into the side of the gorge. The steps lead up to a tunnel, which in turn leads to the room the MC talked about. The MC checks a small window in the wall facing the gorge, then speaks again. "We are now ready to begin! On the sound of the gun!"The blunderbuss fires again, and you're off!>Keep a steady pace. (Contested roll: Average Agility - 3 rolls, TN 10)>Move as fast as you can (Contested roll: Average Agility - 3 rolls, TN 7, more effective successes)
Rolled 4, 3, 1, 6 - 4 = 10 (4d6 - 4)>>39988587>Keep a steady pace. (Contested roll: Average Agility - 3 rolls, TN 10)I always forget the rolling rules in this quest
>>39988587>Move as fast as you can (Contested roll: Average Agility - 3 rolls, TN 7, more effective successes)Would the beginner fencing skill be an influence for this? Fencers can't maneuver beyond a limited zone, so I thought the path with the plank might remind her of that in this instance.Also, if you wanted to put a break between the action via scenes, you could try giving Allie a chance to interact with her teammate Simon. Try to get to know the rules of the Episodes, get some info on the Emcee, etc?
Rolled 4, 1, 5, 5 - 4 = 11 (4d6 - 4)>>39988730And here's my roll btw.
>>39988730I'm thinking it probably wouldn't. It's more likely to be acrobatics or gymnastics if it did get a bonus.
Rolled 5, 6, 2, 1 - 4 = 10 (4d6 - 4)>>39988587>Keep a steady pace. (Contested roll: Average Agility - 3 rolls, TN 10)
>>39988887You keep a steady pace through the cylinder, being tumbled by its rotation, but you manage to make your way through without too much difficulty. Once you're there, though, you find that Jenny's there already - John must have set off. You tag Simon, and he clambers into the cylinder. You have little ability to see how the race is going, but you can watch the timer - there's one in each room. Finally, you hear the blunderbuss being fired again, just before the timer runs out. The MC walks into the room, and says, "Follow me, Allie, Jenny."He leads you through a tunnel and down a set of stairs back down into the gorge, where you are shortly joined by Simon and John."Well, you certainly cut it close, Simon. Nevertheless, you've won. Here," He hands Simon a dagger. "You'll have to put a little more effort in next time, John. Now, anything to say, Simon?""Nah, I'm good. Fired up for the next duel," he says, bouncing from foot to foot."Excellent! Well, into the jeeps, come on," the MC says.You and Simon climb into the jeep, and it sets off again. The ride seems to be taking a little longer this time.>Ask Simon about something. (What?)>Just drink some water.
>>39988977>Ask Simon about something.Ask if he's a member of the Forum, and if he is, exchange handle names and see if he's part of a Timetable that can be beneficial for Allie.Ask how long has he been in these "episodes" and what else would he know about the MC that we don't. Unless, this also violates one of the Forum rules, of course. Though I'm under the assumption that it only applies to the non-TV show world.Finally, ask if he's experienced any sort of punishment from the MC. Did it involve death? And if so, did the MC also put him back together?
>>39989046Add another one. What happens to the contestants that lose?
>>39989140"Hey, Simon?" you begin, "You know about the forum?""Forum?" he says, "What forum?""You know. The support forum," you say."No? I don't know about any forum like that," he says."Never mind, then. How long have you been doing this sort of thing for?" you ask."Oh, TV shows? Ages. Feels like forever, if I'm honest," he replies."So, you've had a lot of contact with the MC?" you ask."Not a huge amount. He isn't usually boots-on-the-ground, if you get what I mean. He's generally on the microphone, providing the voice-overs," he says. "Then again, you don't want to get on his bad side. It might kill you if you do."You get the feeling that he's being a little too casual about this. Almost like it's his job or something.It's taking a long time to get there, you notice.>Ask something more.>Wait the trip out.
>>39989207>Ask something more.Has anyone ever gotten out?
>>39989238"Has anyone actually survived the MC's programmes?" you ask."Yeah, loads of people!" Simon says. "He actually had to beef the up a bit because he was fed up with how easy people were finding them."...huh. You're about to ask another question when the jeep pulls up."This duel's for the men only! If you ladies want, you can sit in the jeeps," says the MC.Jenny gets out of the jeep she's in and walks over. "You mind if I get in?" she asks. "Just... I'm worried. Really worried. From what people have said, this isn't the way things usually happen.">Let her in.>"'This isn't the way things usually happen'? What do you mean?">Write-in.
>>39989471>From what people have said?So, I guess she's a Forum member then? Only one place where info like that could be received.>Let her in.>"'This isn't the way things usually happen'? What do you mean?"
>>39989648"Okay. Get in," you say.Jenny climbs in, and sits on the seat next to you."What do you mean, 'this isn't the way things usually happen'?" you ask."Well... apparently, the shows tend to be... deadlier. Some people in my support group have said things about killer mannequins and obstacle courses with blades and acid and stuff like that. But this? This is... normal stuff," she says. "It makes me worried about what they're going to throw at us later.">Ask for more information.>Ask whether she knows about the forum.>Write-in.
>>39989715>>Ask for more information.>Ask if this is her first time inside an episode.She's kinda acting like it is.>Ask where she got that info.Alright, hold up. I just recalled the forum rules stating that talking about the episodes is forbidden for the safety of others. So how does that explain how she got said details?
>>39989930"So, is this your first episode?" you ask."No, no, I've a few episodes. Although this is my first time going deep. It's going to be pretty bad when I have my next meeting..." she trails off. She seems pretty downcast.You think for a moment, then frown. "Hold up. Go back. Where on earth did you find info on episodes? Like, it being deadlier? How did you get that information? Isn't discussing it against the rules?""You know you don't talk about episodes to people who aren't infected, right? Well, when you're having an episode, you do whatever you can to survive. I learned that one the hard way. If that means telling the fresh blood about what to be on guard for, then so be it. From what you've said, I gather that this is only your second or third episode, and you're already going deep. I think you'd better give your support group a call when this ends and tell them that you might not be around for too long.">"Is... is that a warning?">"So, you've had info from some more experienced people? What can you tell me?">Write-in.
>>39990034>"So, you've had info from some more experienced people? What can you tell me?"
>>39990130"So you mean that more experienced people have actually told you stuff? Can you tell me anything?" you say."...yeah, okay. Look, the most important thing is to behave as though it's all real. Pretend like everything's happening. Don't believe it, but go along with it," Jenny says. "Some people have mantras that they repeat to make an episode end quicker. I've never actually found that it helps, but it can help you keep calm. If there are things that look and act like people, they probably won't try to kill you, as long as you're civil towards them. Oh, and-" she's cut off by the MC."Hey, step out of the vehicle, will you? Both of you," he says. "We just got done with the third duel, and it looks like the tables may be turning! John won! Congratulations, John!" he hands John a dagger. "Better luck next time, Simon. Now, John, anything you'd like to say?""Nah, I'm good. I think we stand a good chance of winning this," John says."That's what I like to hear: some gusto!" says the MC. "Now, back into the jeeps, all of you."You climb back into the jeep with Simon. He doesn't seem worried that you were talking to Jenny, which seems a little strange, somehow.>Ask Simon something on the way. (What?)>Just wait for the ride to end.
>>39990381>Just wait for the ride to end.Foreboding choice of words there.
>>39990649You drink a little water and wait while the jeep travels. When it pulls up about five minutes after it started, you climb out. The MC leads you over to a set of stocks, and the guy in the Arabic clothing from before closes them over your legs and puts large pegs in place to hold it shut, then does the same to Jenny. The MC, in the meantime, leads Simon and James over to a position in the distance and a separate person, although one who is curiously blurred, connects them to some poles using long ropes.The MC calls out "The rules of this duel are simple. Each man must race to untie themself from their poles in order to reach their partner and release them. Their partner must then race to the cage behind them, open it and get the dagger! Begin on the sound of the gun!"The blunderbuss fires again, and the two mean begin to race.Simon undoes his first rope while John's still struggling towards his first pole, then reaches his second pole shortly after John undoes his first rope. He pulls out the pins holding you in the stocks, and lifts the top bar off you. You turn and begin to run, just as John starts his final run towards Jenny, and make it to the cage just as Jenny begins to make her run. However, there are a series of pins holding the cage door in place, and some of them are holding other pin in place.>Contested roll: Average Intelligence - 3 rolls, TN 10.
>>39986714Did you get banned? Christ.Anyway, new reader here. Currently catching up.
>>39992692Last thread? Yes. Yes I did.
Rolled 6, 4, 1, 5 - 4 = 12 (4d6 - 4)>>39990786
Rolled 2, 3, 5, 1 + 4 = 15 (4d6 + 4)>>39992692Just caught up, sorry it took so long. What'd you get banned over?
Rolled 5, 4, 2, 6 - 4 = 13 (4d6 - 4)>>39994429Yeah, okay, I'm an idiot and put +4 instead of -4, my bad. That should be a 7.
>>39994429Rule 1. AKA "I don't like your face".
>>39994485Surely nothing that you posted was illegal, though? There are so many non-/tg/ quests it isn't even funny (e.g. weebshit), so why the focus on this quest in particular?Also, that should be your three rolls.
>>39994588Apparently the base material this quest is based on is /tg/ related though, so it's not even that
>>39994588Nope. Nothing illegal.Also, yeah,>>39994050>>39994429 (inverting the -4)>>39994460That is three rolls. Writing.
>>39994651You struggle with the pins for a bit while Jenny catches up. In fact, the way she starts removing the pins gives you an idea, and you begin clearing them out. However, Jenny's slight advantage proves to be the winning factor here, and she grabs the dagger just as you open the cage door."Yes!" she crows. The MC comes over, clapping, and says, "An excellent performance, Jenny. Well done. A quicker mind might help you next time, Allie. Anything to say, Jenny?""I'd like to give a shout-out to my friends in Brisbane. Thanks for the help. If you see this, you'll probably already know that I'm not likely to be around for long," she says."Ahaha, moving right along. Will you all get in the jeeps, please?" says the MC.You climb into the jeep with Simon. He still doesn't appear concerned by the loss. Curious...>Ask him something. (What?)>Just catch your breath.>Write-in.
>>39994630The setting is literally an adaptation of a splatbook. Heck, I've posted it on here once, along with the expansion for the splat.
>>39994817>Ask him something. (What?)Ask how he's feeling about the upcoming challenges.>>39994843brb searching all posts with that name and trip to obtain meta knowledge
>>39994883You ain't gonna find shit m8. Apart from that it isn't based on Videodrome.
>>39995150"Simon, how are you feeling?" you ask."Not bad, why do you ask?" he replies."I was wondering what you're thinking about the challenges to come," you say. "It would be nice to get some sort of information on team morale, you know?""I guess I'm looking forward to them," he replies.He's rather... one dimensional, isn't he?>Anything else you'd like to talk to him about?>Just wait for the jeep to get there.>Write-in.
>>39995228>Just wait for the jeep to get there.
>>39995509You decide to just sit back and have a breather while the jeep arrives.When it stops, you get out - and in front of you is what looks like the ruined remains of an ancient walled city. "Good, you've arrived," says the MC. "Now, let's see who has the most daggers." Simon pulls out the two daggers you won, and John pulls out the two daggers the other team won. "Ah. A tie," says the MC.>Basic roll: Average Intellect - 3 rolls, TN 15, 1 success.
Rolled 4, 3, 3, 5 = 15 (4d6)>>39995581
Rolled 4, 6, 4, 4 - 4 = 14 (4d6 - 4)>>39995581
>>39995724You remember the dagger you bought and brought with you. You pull it out, and the MC raises his eyebrows. "Hmm. Looks like it's not a tie after all. I'm slightly surprised that we have five daggers from four duels, but that's fine. You'll be given the chance to light the forges first. Each dagger you have will be converted to a flame, and those flames will be what you use to light the forges. You'll go through four challenges. Teamwork will be required to defeat them and light the forges while keeping your flames lit."The MC leads you to a tent inside the city. "Sit down, John, Jenny. Simon, Allie, follow me."The MC leads you through winding streets in between the ruined buildings until you reach an intact structure. There, he reaches into a nook in the wall, and pulls out a lit torch. "For this challenge, Simon will be pushing the flame using a rod, while you will be lifting obstacles out of the way, Allie. However, you'll be bound to each other by the wrists, and the only way to lift the obstacles is with your foot, using stirrups connected to a pulley system." The Arabic-clothed man from earlier binds your wrists together using a rope, although there's some slack between the your wrists.Simon lies down in position before the tunnel he's meant to push the flame down, and you lie down with your feet near the first stirrup. A brick is placed in the tunnel, a thin candle is placed on the brick and lit, and the game begins.>Simple roll: Average Agility, Average Strength - 6 rolls, TN 8, 2 successes.
Rolled 6, 2, 1, 4 - 4 = 9 (4d6 - 4)>>39995896I can't believe we didn't just get killed for cheating lol.
Rolled 6, 4, 1, 5 = 16 (4d6)>>39995896
>>39995974I said in the earlier thread that there wouldn't be penalties for buying any of the three items. I meant it.
Rolled 1, 2, 3, 2 - 4 = 4 (4d6 - 4)>>39995896
Rolled 5, 5, 3, 1 - 4 = 10 (4d6 - 4)>>39995896
Rolled 6, 4, 1, 6 - 4 = 13 (4d6 - 4)>>39995896
>>39995896>>39996055Still, I assumed that meant with intelligent use.
Rolled 6, 2, 3, 4 - 4 = 11 (4d6 - 4)>>39995896
>>39996347You lift the first couple of obstacles out of the way, but the third stirrup you fumble with for a while, costing you valuable time. Simon is on the ball, pushing the brick whenever he has a chance to get it past the obstacles. Unfortunately, the fourth obstacles proves to be just a little too difficult to lift out of the way in time, and the candle gutters out."Unlucky, my friends," says the MC. "However, there are still three challenges left."He leads out out of the intact structure and through the streets again. A different building beckons, this one rather longer. When you get inside, you see a long trough of water with a metal plate above it, suspended fro the ceiling by four metal rods. Between the two is a pulley system with a platform on it."Your goal in this challenge is to pull the flame to the middle using the pulley system. However, you need to keep the tension in the rope within certain boundaries. Too hard, and you'll send it into the metal plate and put it out. Not hard enough, and it will fall into the water."Simon takes up a position at the far end of the pulley system while you do the same at the near end, and you pull the ropes taut between you. It's a surprisingly difficult task. The candle is placed on the platform and lit, and the challenge begins.>Basic roll: Average Strength, Average Intelligence, Beginner Mechanical Engineering - 7 rolls, TN 8, 2 successes.
Rolled 3, 5, 3, 3 - 4 = 10 (4d6 - 4)>>39996532
Rolled 3, 2, 4, 1 - 4 = 6 (4d6 - 4)>>39996532Luck be a lady.
Rolled 2, 6, 5, 5 - 4 = 14 (4d6 - 4)>>39996532Luck, if you ever were a lady to begin with, then luck be a lady with me.
Rolled 2, 4, 1, 6 - 4 = 9 (4d6 - 4)>>39996532
Rolled 4, 1, 3, 6 - 4 = 10 (4d6 - 4)>>39996532>captcha thinks spring rolls are burritosFucking google.
Rolled 5, 6, 5, 6 - 4 = 18 (4d6 - 4)>>39996532
Rolled 4, 4, 2, 3 - 4 = 9 (4d6 - 4)>>39996532Lotta rolls in this quest
Rolled 2, 4, 6, 3 - 4 = 11 (4d6 - 4)>>39996532
>>39996822>Lotta rolls in this questRolling system is dicks. Still, it works. Roughly.>>39996628>>39996666>>39996703>>39996736>>39996768>>39996780>>39996822Writing.
>>39996932You begin pulling on the right rope to allow yourself more rope to feed through the other hand, while Simon does the same on his end. Between you, you manage to get the candle nearly halfway to its target before Simon gives a tug that is slightly overzealous, jerking the candle upwards and into the metal plate, extinguishing it."Ah, you need to anticipate your partner better next time, Allie!" comes the voice of the MC. "Simon, a little less exuberance next time. Onto the next challenge!"He leads you out of the building and through the ruined streets to another structure. This one has a large horizontal wheel in the middle, and a stack of metal rods of various lengths stacked near the entrance."The wheel in the middle of the room turns freely, as you can see," the MC says, spinning it idly. "Your job is to attach the rods to the wheel in such a way that the splints attached to the ends can be spun over the flame and light the four wicks you see near the far wall. You'll need to light all four wicks, so you may only attach four rods. Good luck!"This tie, the MC lights a large trough full of oil ablaze. It's certainly going to be enough to light simple wood.>Basic roll: Average Intelligence, Basic Mathematics, Basic Mechanical Engineering - 5 rolls, TN 9, 1 success.
>>39997123>In this case, if you want, I'll allow you to give instructions to Simon. This will lose you one roll but allow him an extra roll.
Rolled 4, 5, 5, 6 - 4 = 16 (4d6 - 4)>>39997123
Rolled 1, 2, 6, 6 - 4 = 11 (4d6 - 4)>>39997123
Rolled 2, 6, 4, 5 - 4 = 13 (4d6 - 4)>>39997123No instructions
Rolled 5, 4, 6, 3 - 4 = 14 (4d6 - 4)>>39997123
Rolled 3, 5, 1, 5 - 4 = 10 (4d6 - 4)>>39997123o lawd, time to save the day with this last roll
>>39997644Your skills don't help you much, but Simon springs into action. He takes four rods from the pile and slots them into place, then spins the wheel. Remarkably, the four rods he's picked are exactly the right length, and the wicks all light."Good job! The first forge is lit," the MC says. "Now, the final challenge. Follow me." You are once again lead through the ruined city to a new building. This one has tiles on the floor, and the ceiling is made of grates. There are two ledges, one either side of the room, and a couple of pillars in the middle of the room, as well as slots in the walls."Your task is simple. You have three planks, and you need to get across the room to the other side in sufficient time, with the flame still alight." The MC reaches into a niche in the wall and picks up a small oil lamp. "The oil in this lamp will only last a short period of time, so you had better hurry. Oh, and don't let anything touch the tiles."The MC hands the lamp to Simon, lights it, and leaves the room.>Focus on your own balance. (Basic roll: Average Intelligence, Average Agility, Beginner Mechanical Engineering - 7 rolls, TN 8, 2 successes)>Work across the room with Simon. (Basic roll: Average Intelligence, Average Agility, Beginner Mechanical Engineering - 5 rolls, TN 11, 2 successes)>Write-in.
>>39997885>Work across the room with Simon. (Basic roll: Average Intelligence, Average Agility, Beginner Mechanical Engineering - 5 rolls, TN 11, 2 successes)
Rolled 3, 4, 5, 4 - 4 = 12 (4d6 - 4)>>39997885>Work across the room with Simon. (Basic roll: Average Intelligence, Average Agility, Beginner Mechanical Engineering - 5 rolls, TN 11, 2 successes)
Rolled 1, 6, 6, 6 - 4 = 15 (4d6 - 4)>>39997885>>Work across the room with Simon. (Basic roll: Average Intelligence, Average Agility, Beginner Mechanical Engineering - 5 rolls, TN 11, 2 successes)
Rolled 6, 1, 6, 1 - 4 = 10 (4d6 - 4)>>39998224
Rolled 3, 5, 3, 4 - 4 = 11 (4d6 - 4)>>39998224Have I only gotten 6s and 1s? That's a thing.
Rolled 3, 3, 6, 5 - 4 = 13 (4d6 - 4)>>39998224Aaaand that's two successes.
>>39998298Simon hands the lamp to you and moves two planks to bridge the gaps between the ledge and the first two pillars, then you move across them. He then moves across the first plank himself, carrying the third plank, and fits the end into a slot in the wall, while you just about manage to keep your balance. You hand the lamp to Simon, and then you have just about enough reach and strength to jump across the gap. Simon finally places the lamp on the first plank, reclaimed from its bridging position, and slides it out to you. You guide the plank to a stable position and pick the lamp back up, and Simon joins you."Bravo! Well done. The lamp will light the fuse, so," the MC takes the lamp off you and lights a thick rope, which, nevertheless, spits and sparks like some sort of firework, "and we will head off to the forges!"He leads you out of the building and through the ruined city until you reach a large trapdoor."This is the entrance to the forge-works. Below here, you will have to work your way through a mine, pushing a cart along the way, then don protective clothing and pour the gold. However, before you don the clothing, you must give the Forgemaster a number. If he accepts that number, the crucible will be release automatically. If he doesn't, you will have to release it yourselves. Once you give the Forgemaster your number, you will have two minutes to put on the clothing and pour the metal. There will be other workers to help you, so feel free to order them around. Do you have any questions?">Write-in.>"Nope. All good."
>>39998538">What do you mean by number?"
>>39998844"Yeah. This number we're supposed to give. How do we know what it's supposed to be?" you ask."A shrewd question, and one with a simple answer. I will give you four numbers which form a sequence. You must find the fifth. However, do not tell me it. You must give it to the Forgemaster, then you will learn whether it is the correct answer or not," the MC says. "Now, the four numbers in the sequence are as follows. Three. Fourteen. Fifteen. Ninety-two.">I'll take two options here.>>Basic roll: Average Intelligence, Beginner Mathematics - 4 rolls, TN hidden, required successes hidden.>>Or an answer given in the post.>>If you give both, I'll take whichever one is more beneficial.
>>39998742Wow, that's embarrassing. Pretend that that was written by someone who isn't an idiot.
Rolled 3, 5, 3, 6 - 4 = 13 (4d6 - 4)>>39998942>>>Basic roll: Average Intelligence, Beginner Mathematics - 4 rolls, TN hidden, required successes hidden.No clue. Maybe another anon would know.
Rolled 3, 3, 2, 2 - 4 = 6 (4d6 - 4)>>3999894293?
Rolled 6, 3, 3, 3 = 15 (4d6)>>399989423, 14, 15, 92, 993 -> 14 (+11)14 -> 15 (+1)15 -> 92 (+77)92 -> 99 (+7)
>>39999260Haha, beat you to it. Shoulda skipped that explanation and saved yourself 33 seconds.
>>39999294But how will QM know that I didn't pull that number out of my ass?
>>39999354Do they need to? As long as it's right it works.
Rolled 3, 6, 6, 3 - 4 = 14 (4d6 - 4)>>39998942Rolling in case that answer is wrong.
>>39998942It's the first digits of pi.3.14159265The answer is 65.
>>40000332aw shit another viable possibility.kinda lame if it is this though, theres no reason to only take 3 instead of doing 31 41 59 26well, OP has probably passed out anywayor gotten banned again
>>40000427Yeah, I passed out myself and then came to only to find the aforementioned update. I don't buy the answer in the other anon's explanation.And even if that's kinda lame, I'm the only one who has brought it up so far, so, you know. Besides, the advantage of 3 14 15 92 is to trick anons into thinking that it's an increasing pattern.
>>40000495It's kinda annoying that they could both be right. We'll just have to guess one I suppose.
>>40000595I simply fail to see the other anons' logic as sound, because there's not enough of a pattern there.
>>40000671Two separate anons both got that answer with the same logic. And there is exactly enough of a pattern, it reads like a classic sequence problem.
>>40000819I suppose so; I'm just an idiot. We'll see whenever the QM shows up again. In any case, I just hope one of them is correct.
>>40000495Actually, I'm kinda close to passing out. It's pushing half two in the morning here, so I'm going to crash.Thanks for playing, folks.
>>40001118Can you give us one last update just to know if we got the riddle right?
>>40001118kk thx 4 runin
>>40001118I just read the beginning, some random thoughts if you are interested, watch for text smoothness (a man you don't know and two women you don't know is just a bad phrase), make choices count , that "lel no library your vote counts for shit " was bad (unless you are bringing it up later) and finally the thoughts making sense:"why is simon dressed exactly like me"doesn't sound too sensitive, i am implying you did it to let us understand we were allison , but you could have done it better, the surpise seems out of place just for dresses , especially considering he teleported in a desert.Well good luck with your quest and hope this critique will help