Your name is Thomas Cairn, and you were finally starting to get your life figured out. That is, until you managed to blow it all up. You're dad left you a legacy as the Red Rider, and you carry it as the Red Knight, a hero for a modern age. You had your own company, a suit of power armor, an AI assistant, even a girlfriend. You had a great life. Then an unlucky invention put an end to that. It was just supposed to even out some pressure systems, you didn't know it would end up blowing up like Independence Day.In a flash of blue light, your life was stripped from you, leaving you in a plain room with an intercom blaring. One thing lead to another, and now you are sitting in a lab, your element, apparently saved from certain death by a federal organization. After repairing your formerly maimed legs, you apparently increased your reaction speed massively, the world slowing down in front of you. Maybe you improved on nerves, or maybe you altered your genetics, all you know is that strange things are happening.About SuperHuman Legacy Quest: http://pastebin.com/t0GNPM0hArchived Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Superhuman%20LegacyTech Trees: http://pastebin.com/9uxS0teLPlot Points: http://pastebin.com/q8wm3Lr3MC Notes: http://pastebin.com/aNFFXTCUArmor Loadout: http://pastebin.com/Jta4cNfXResearched Tech: http://pastebin.com/CN3UaTbN
You try tossing a few pencils in the air and note that everything seems to be in slow motion, even yourself. Your mind is racing and guiding your hands slowly to each pencil. Of course you catch each one, but the world doesn't speed up afterwards. Your hands seem to start shaking and they feel like they're on fire, while your eyes feel like they've been run through a washing machine. A trickle of blood runs down your nose and a small drop falls from your right eye. Suddenly, the world speeds into a blur of motion and color and whirls around your mind like a top. Then everything goes black.You don't wake to an intercom like last time though, instead a small shock erupts through your brain and you shoot bolt upright, immediately on the attack. Before you realize what you're doing, you are already on your feet in a judo stance. Instead of seeing anything threatening, you are greeted by a very old man in an eyepatch holding a broken vial."Thank the heavens you're awake! I came as quickly as I could." His voice is rough and weathered by age, but holds a sort of vigor that betrays a man of action. Gazing into his one good eye reveals an anticipation, as if expecting something to be said, as if he already knows what he wants to hear.>"Thank you.">"Who are you?">Punch him in the face.>Write-in>A new mechanic has been added in the form of "Reflex", which allows you to initiate your Enhanced Reflexes. It can be trained over time to increase the cap, but it only regenerates at the beginning of an arc, so spend it wisely. The effect of your Enhanced Reflexes allows you to make two actions during combat or tense situations instead of one.
>>44533403>"Who are you?"
>>44533403>>"Who are you?"
>>44533403>"Who are you?"Nice, best quest is up.
"Who are you?""Well, my codename is Odin, my real name is technically classified. Sorry that I couldn't exactly bring the medical staff, they're having a debrief and I'm on watch duty. For a second you looked like someone else, Mr. Cairn, or should I call you Red Knight? Which do you prefer?" He speaks to you in a tone that most people only keep for close friends, and his voice never once dips into a threat."How do you know that?!" How could anyone know that you're Red Knight?! You took special care to never get involved with causes that might incriminate you, you even supported fronts for the mafia when you were taking them down!He smiles and whispers, his voice dripping with conspiracy. "Another classified bit, that's what I do here. I used to go by a different name long ago, but that was another time. I can see everything, like your muscle mass that doesn't match the shape of a millionaire, or the suit in your HQ right now, even the lack of scars across your back. Now, you could simply say that I'm just reciting already obtained data and I looked over you while you were unconcious, but you know that there are stranger things out there." He puts a finger up to his lips to indicate that you shouldn't let on that he told you this.Odin doesn't seem to have a specific reason to lie to you, maybe it's posturing? Yet in the back of your brain, he seems familiar, and you know that he's telling the truth. Maybe they brainwashed you, or you're under the control of a psychic right now! Pushing away those thoughts, you clear your mind.>"Prove it.">"How long was I out?">"Who can I talk to if I want to get out of here?">Write-in
>>44534139>"How long was I out?">"You know what I did in the lab?">"Magic, Science or Nature?"
>>44534139>>"Prove it.">>"How long was I out?">>"Who can I talk to if I want to get out of here?"Let me talk to my mom or I cuase a whole bunch of shit.
>>44534139>>"How long was I out?">>"Who can I talk to if I want to get out of here?"
>>44534139>Who is Menace, where is he, and why haven't you killed him yet?
>>44534214>>44534266>>44534306>>44534333>"How long was I out?">"Who can I talk to if I want to get out of here.">Confront him about Menace.>"Where do your powers come from?"I think I have everything. Writing.
"How long was I out?""About a half hour.""How did you get these supposed powers? Magic? Science? Nature?""I honestly don't know specifically, forgive my memory." He actually does look confused, but maybe this is an act. He furrows his brow and seems to be grasping for something."If you see everything, who's Menace? Where is he? Why haven't you killed him yet?!" He could have saved Jeana! Probably some bullshit about not having a warrant, disobeying orders. You don't care!"Thomas, you are aware of what Menace can do right? I could see him, but then I'd immediately forget I did. I don't have a clue where he is, who he is, and I don't know. Maybe somebody already has killed him, he's a non-person. I may be able to see everything, but I'm not some sort of omniscient god, despite my codename." He shrugs his shoulders and shakes his head dismissively. That makes a shocking amount of sense."Sorry. Who should I talk to about getting out of here, you already know that I've made a full recovery.""Well, that would be the Commander. He's in a briefing now, but he's normally pretty good about meeting people. I'll send it up to him, don't know why it didn't get to him sooner. Oh wait, Whiteout you weasel. It's practical and is helpful, but fuck you for keeping it from him. Pardon me, just talking to myself before going to beat some sense into a stoneless suit." He seems a bit annoyed, but not angry as he dashes out of the room.>Run after him>Work on Gene Therapy>Work on Genome Analysis>Build WASP Bots>Write-in
>>44534702Destroy all research notes and experiments after committing them to memory.
>>44534702>Work on Gene TherapyMight as well come back with some golden eggs.
>>44534702>Work on Gene TherapyWe going places.>>44534785I'd be okay with just encrypting them with something only we are able to figure out.
>>44534702Build a psy wave jammer for Odin to find Menace.
>>44534702>>Work on Gene Therapy
Rolled 2, 74 = 76 (2d100)>>44534785>>44534794>>44534822I'll assume you want to program some Password Scramble Protocols and Work on Gene Therapy.Roll me 2d100.
Rolled 26, 61 = 87 (2d100)>>44534975
Rolled 57, 4 = 61 (2d100)>>44534975
Rolled 31, 62 = 93 (2d100)>>44534975Science?I don't do it.I AM SCIENCE
Rolled 57, 8 = 65 (2d100)>>44534975
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>44534990>>44535009>>44535016>>44534975Oh my. Roll me another 3d100. First one is for the fuck-up, 2nd is for Innovation, Last is for Instability.
Rolled 74, 55, 93 = 222 (3d100)>>44535055
Rolled 46, 65, 7 = 118 (3d100)>>44535055lets see.
Rolled 80, 90, 68 = 238 (3d100)>>44535055
Rolled 48, 23, 59 = 130 (3d100)>>44535055BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD>>44535091>>44535090>>44535086wew
>>44535091>>44535090>>44535086>80,90,93We choose - now - to roll well?
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>44535086>>44535090>>44535091Oh boy. Rolling one last time and writing
>>44535133I'm sorry I wasn't her for the start
>>44535138At least we can burn the world down with us.
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>44535138>>44535138You've gotta be kidding me
>>44535160>>44535183>>44535217It's fine... trust me. Don't worry, all will be okay. No mistakes here, only happy accidents. Nope. No mistakes at all.
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>44535263>happy accidentsDid we impregnate someone, somehow?
You build a Psy Jammer, maybe Odin can use it to help find Menace. It comes together well enough and fits neatly into another eyepatch you tailored, just because you care about fashion. You could give this to him when he comes back. While you wait, you decide to mess with the idea of Gene Therapy.You take a sample of your blood, eyes wandering to the ooze that has affectionately been given the nickname "Kludge" by the guards. It looks at you hungrily, despite its lack of eyes, and you walk over to observe. It seems to be shrinking away from the window of the pod as you approach holding a pad of paper. You jot down a note and look back up at the goo. It rockets forward in the pod, startling you into dropping your paper. You jump away as the world goes slow again and explosions rock the corner of the lab as the landmines trigger and the thermite on the pod ignites. You managed to dive away from the blast behind a table and the blaze is too bright to see anything beyond it. Disquieting gurgling noises come from the corner as you see what looks like a flaming sludge mash its way into the floor grates with the petri dish you were testing Gene Therapy on empty atop the same grate.An alarm starts up and you get a flash of something from someone else. The world explodes into scintillating starbursts of cerulean light as you feel a distant memory pull you back into your mind.>48 years previous...You finish writing the note on the thick parchment, a seemingly full recovery of genetic stability. The subject still reports feeling sick, but that's what viruses are supposed to do, It's going to get worse before it gets better. You hook antibiotics into the slurry of chemicals draining into the subjects water and disconnect a malignant green bag from the mix.>Look at your magnificent creation>Laugh maniacally (Not optional)>Send the signal to your contact>Check your security system>Write-in
>>44535633>>Look at your magnificent creation>>Laugh maniacally (Not optional)
>>44535633>Look at your magnificent creation>Laugh maniacally (Not optional)>Check your security system
>>44535633>Look at your magnificent creation>Laugh maniacally (Not optional)then>Check your security system
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>44535674>>44535676>>44535690Okay, writing.
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>44535863Wow, I guess today's my lucky day.
>>44535863Is it time?
You stare into the one-way mirror and see the teen sitting in the corner reading a book. His hair seems to be turning white, but that was always a possible side effect, and the advantages far outweigh the risks. The kid reads one of your old copies of "The Great Gatsby" from the war and you can't help but remember the first time you read it. Your buddy across the pond sent it back and said you had to read it, and you always envied Jay Gatz in a way. Daring to reach for the red light, going beyond who he is to become who he wants to be. The kid probably doesn't realize how appropriate it is considering his situation. You giggle a bit at the irony but the small chuckle rings out like a cacophonous hyena laugh.You go back to a bank of wires and feel them for slack, proud of the system you installed below the floor to cut the wires and alert you to intruders. The large radio near your desk roars to life with a burst of static."The meeting is set Doctor. We will meet at the designated coordinates tomorrow, the money will be there with a squad. Bring the boy." You skip over to the radio and place your finger on the button that activates the mic."One Supe in a can coming up!" You giggle into the mic, this is great. You just activated a Superhuman without traumatizing him, at least not obviously."Just don't let HIM find out about it.""Already done, Major Monsterman." The sigh on the other end is like music to your ears. You laugh and the sound echoes around the room. You feel your ears ringing.>Check the security again>Type out your monologue for when HE most definitely shows up>Tweak the Flash-Freeze 3000 for a bit>Monologue to your pet rat Poindexter>Write-in
>>44536291>>Type out your monologue for when HE most definitely shows up
>>44536291>Check the security again>Type out your monologue for when HE most definitely shows up>Tweak the Flash-Freeze 3000 for a bit
>>44536291>Type out your monologue for when HE most definitely shows up>Monologue to your pet rat Poindexter for practice, WHICH MAKES PERFECT!
>>44536291>>Type out your monologue for when HE most definitely shows up>Monologue to your pet rat PoindexterMake sure to ask Poindexter if we sound smart and dashingly handsome. It's important
>>44536291Have an image.
>>44536314>>44536316>>44536335>>44536357I'm going with tying and rat.
You start typing out your monologue for when the Caped Clown comes after you, the charade you put on to this point should be enough to keep him until the exchange is over. Then the museum should serve for the cover that you wanted to steal that shiny centrifuge they got in from the Manhattan Project for viewing. You spitball with Poindexter as you type and end up with a monologue that Poindexter insists harps on your mental superiority in every way to Captain Clueless and portrays you as the handsome genius you are. The clicks of the typewriter fade out as your vision flashes blue, showing a single glimpse of your freeze ray being knocked out of your hands and a large sword rising from a lake of green.>#&$^*( $%^&#*( sequence overYour eyes shoot open and a man in a pristine white suit with a badge stands over you. Your face hurts and you notice the man with a hand off to the side."Hey asshole, wake up. You've screwed the pooch again, and now we probably have more briefings to go through. Get the fuck up, I don't want a briefing about how not to lose an asset too. The Commander wants you right away." You are suddenly yanked up from the debris of the blast by a large black man in a white trenchcoat. When you say black, you mean skin the color of asphalt.He looks at you behind sunglasses and grunts. The behemoth pulls you in the direction of the door with your hands behind your back.>Try to escape>Yell back at the guy in the white suit>Yell at the pitch-colored brute>Write-in
>>44536849>>Write-in"DID YOU SEE THAT?"We Ass Creed now?
>>44536849>Okay, THIS one wasn't my fault! Some flaming shit crawled into my gene therapy!
>>44536849>try to escapeIt's time to GTFO. We need freedom.
>>44536849>>Write-in"Really it's the high explosives fault more than mine"
>>44536849>Yell back at the guy in the white suit>Yell at the pitch-colored brute
>>44536932>>44536950>>44536965Going with "It isn't my fault!". Writing.
>>44536950Anon, we should be smart enough to see that what lies ahead will cause us to become enraged with these captors.Truly, attempting to convince them of our (righteous, benevolent, superior) POV is not going to get us away from these thugs. Action will. And once we've escaped, we can set things right on our own terms.Don't you want to set things right?
>>44537036Man all I want is to science in peace and bring about a glorious new age of prosperity. Is that too much to ask
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>44537036Seems like the only thing hindering us are shit rolls, don't see them as thugs.
>>44537066>metagamingJk, play how you want.>>44537065>science in peaceYou see, we share the same goals! Only one of us has made the logical leap that peace and privacy can only be recaptured at the barrel of a gun.Ideally a very large rail gun.
>>44537125Shit rolls = a series of unfortunate accidents that happen because of our bad mad scientist luck
"If you didn't want there to be an explosion, maybe you shouldn't have placed military-grade explosives everywhere!" You just yell at the room in general as you are led to an elevator with some smooth jazz playing. The man(?) taps his foot to the beat and hums along a bit. The elevator eventually dings as it reaches a floor that has a large mahogany desk with a small woman behind it. There are chairs in it, and it is almost like a waiting room. The woman jots down something behind the desk.The big guy walks you to a comfy chair and sits you down, then sits down next to you. He taps his foot as he sits, probably just waiting for your turn for whatever. There appears to be an argument going on behind a door, and you recognize the cadence of two of the voices, while a third is unfamiliar. One you pin out as Joe, and he seems to be yelling at the third voice, almost in a way that sounds like a question. Another you recognize as Odin, not asking something angrily, but stating something with the force of will only experience can grant someone. The third voice is definitely male, but it seems to be coupled with a lot of tapping on something metal.>Try to strike up conversation with your escort>Ask the receptionist something>Listen more to the conversation>Try to escape>Write-in
>>44537228>>Listen more to the conversation
>>44537228>Listen more to the conversation>Try to strike up conversation with your escort"So what's your codename or whatever?"
>>44537228>listen more to the conversation
>>44537248>>44537270>>44537302>>44537306Going with listening. Roll me 1d100.
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>44537369
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>445373691
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>44537369
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>44537416YESSSSSSS
>>44537383>>44537392>>44537416Wow,, Do you want to save that crit for later and just take the success?>Y>N
>>44537442>>44537455>>44537469>>44537476I could continue this vote but whatever, Writing.
You sit in the chair and listen to the door as the conversation goes on. Eventually, the third voice sighs and the other two continue talking on and off in a calm and an angry tone. It seems that the anger in Joe's voice fades away and the tapping on something metal gets a bit quieter. After some time, you hear what sounds like another door opening and the tapping stops. A sigh emits from the room again and some keyboard noises go on for quite some time, then a ding from behind the desk catches your attention."The Commander will see you two now, good luck Blackout." The receptionist presses a button and you hear the door unlock. Blackout nods at the woman and guides you to the door and into the room. The first thing that strikes you is the absurd amounts of military accolades on the walls of the office, and the second is the attire of the man in the chair. He wears a spoof on a general's outfit and has a moustache that seems older than he is. Blackout places you in a black leather chair across from him, pushing you against the glass desk."Hello Mr. Cairn. I am the Commander, and you are here because in the admittedly small time that you were here, an abomination has been created and subsequently misplaced. That isn't exactly your fault, as the guards made some huge mistakes in containment, but you must understand how discouraging this is in terms of safety.""I want to speak to my mother." He looks down at a folder and seems to be contemplating something."Mr. Cairn, I am going to warn you that if you aren't prepared for this, you may be further detained for your already egregious crimes involving reckless endangerment. The only thing stopping this now is my trust in you and a thin veneer of operational secrecy involving those offenses. Should you lash out now, I couldn't possibly stop an indictment." He holds out the folder and you notice the tab on it. "The Helios Incident and subsequent events">Take it and open it>Don't take it>Say something>Write-in
>>44537764>Take it and open itHere's hoping we don't freak out There will be blood
>>44537764>>Take it and open itSo what want me to make a dampener?
>>44537764I want to talk to my mother. No recordings no fucking tapes and get the cameras out of her house.
>>44537764>say something"Uh, what did I do to engender such, uh, trust?">take file
>>44537809Man you have to understand they won't let us do that
>>44537764>>Take it and open it
"What did I do to engender such... trust?""Honestly, I don't give two shits either way, Crack and Odin do. All I know is that you are a threat to mission security when placed anywhere near a lab, and it would do to have you out in the real world instead of here. At least there other organizations can help deal with your messes." That isn't exactly inspiring, but you have no doubts that it's true.You open up the folder and are immediately greeted by the date that you were at Grandpa's, May 15 2018, with a picture of three blast shadows on the ground with one circled in red labelled "Thomas". The next picture is of you, albeit badly burned and a seperate pile of chunks you assume to be your legs and spine. You flip forward to another picture and see your burned body with what looks like a crude mockery of your original legs stapled on, this one labelled "Post-op, May 20 2018". The next page seems to be a write-up of a small interview with a company you've never heard of called Gray Inc. and references a device known as "The Icebox" as well as a patient who will certainly die in the hands of modern technology. It then goes into detail on the procedure and the end result of what they refer to as "putting him on ice" dated June 13 2018.Then the papers are spaced out, each page containing the summary of a year of cryogenic stasis. 2018 shows very few medical advances, and each year shows new techniques and technology that are categorized by utility to operation. The pages go onward to 2020, then curiously they continue. 2021 (organ transplants now extremely viable), 2022 (Cardiovascular circulation operation viable), 2023 (Anticoagulant proved ineffective), all the way to 2033 where the single page says "Operation completed December 25 2033, Merry Christmas to Frosty the Snowman."A single footnote is afforded in the back of the folder, a letter.>Cont (1/2)
"Dear Thomas,Honey, I can't help this anymore, first James, then Dad and you. I'm sorry. These men in black suits came to me today and asked if I wanted a chance to save my son, the one thing left in my life that I love. They showed you to me in that horrid fridge, and I immediately wondered if you got the quilt I sent you for Christmas the year before you went missing. They said that without me, you would die, medical technology went the way of transplants when you were out. I don't know why. They told me that at that moment you were having blood distributed through external tubes, and your veins were completely clogged. Apparently the blast did it, something to do with exotic matter and gluey bits, I was never good with science terms.Son, know that even as an old woman, I love you. Please do not make my life be in vein. Sorry, just figured Grandpa would want me to make that joke. And hey, if the last thing I write would have made him happy, that's enough reason to do it for me.Love,Janice CairnP.S. Please thank Fibin for taking care of your company while you were gone, be polite, don't just do it because I told you.">Cry>Say something>Do nothing>Write-in
>>44538377>The next picture is of you, albeit badly burned and a separate pile of chunks you assume to be your legs and spineJesus.
>>44538423>Do nothing>quietly try to assimilate the fact that we're basically going to be austin powers after we get out of here.
>>44538423>>CryYou goddamned assholes couldn't even say anything!
OK LOST WTF WHY DO YOU HAVE DESTRUCTIVE CRIT FAILS
>>44538478>Implying Joe didn't feel bad about this, and lash out out of guilt>Implying Whiteout didn't try to bar you from this revelation because you don't make the mad scientist angry>Implying Blackout can't talk, and wasn't just being silent because he also felt bad.>Implying that everyone here didn't try their best to accommodate youSleepy, all signs pointed to there being a secret, but some secrets hurt. For those who followed my Twitter, these were the rolls on where technology went while you were out.>10,1,10,10,1,10,1,1>>44538478>>44538511And crying it is. The dice hated you, but upsides are still there. Writing.
>>44538585Yes I know but would Tom be thinking clearly or very well right now? I'd think not and blaming the few people around would make sense to me which is what I wrote in.
>>44538584It does explain why they wouldn't just let us out.>>44538615Agreed, he has every reason to be emotionally unstable. Dead mom, dead gramps, everyone we know is now WAY older and culture/tech on the outside has gone on without us.We can try and re-assimilate. Or we can hold the world hostage for a comically under-adjusted amount after inflation.
>>44538584Well, as much as I hate to give away the secret.PN stood for Pocket Nuke, it was always there, and you didn't die because of it. The second I even hinted at the possibility of a new character for the quest, you all got upset so I decided against it. I offered Paperclips and Superglue as a perk for that purpose, and you decided not to take it. I didn't kill you when for all intents and purposes Thomas should be dead, so Jeana was always going to be the cost for it. I rolled real dice for this and my results were all critical. You got a new power and are now a respected business figure who revolutionized the world, but you also lost in family and medical tech was not conducive to recovery. When I give you good, I give you good. When I give you bad, sometimes I give you good too. I'm sorry this is out of left field, but I'm trying to put my foot down. Tom made a mistake, I didn't kill him, this is the price. Take the good with the bad or don't.>>44538615>>44538668I'm mostly trying to cushion the blow by saying this wasn't completely random.
>>44538717Hey that's fine we fucked up and there are consequences for it. I was only explaining the thought behind my vote. As for a new character it would have been fine least for me.
>>44538717>Well, as much as I hate to give away the secret.no im talking when ever we crit success we get a cookie when we crit FAIL we get nuked and put in to an ice box
>>44538668I say fuck it lets make a world for our selves with black jack and hookers !I say we take profits from our company make a fuck huge ark/spacecraft and claim Mars for Science! >>44538717now we are a rich super genius with nothing to lose ;)honestly love the story and were its going.
>>44538767We did critfail in the vicinity of a nuke. And the icebox was a desperate way to save our lives.It's fair. Unexpected, but fair.>>44538799I could get on board with this. And agree, I like where this is going.
I'm sorry to cut this short anons, but something has come up. I will do Tech Points next thread. But just know that at the end of this you will get a Plot Point. If you can bump this to tomorrow, I might be able to finish it.
>>44538817the last Crit succes we got was a bussiness sucess which got us a bunch of investors for our company but we could only pick one groupyou dont have an even Crit system
>>44538860>you dont have an even Crit systemI hate to tell you this anon, but that means you've gotta roll with the punches here.
>>44538868I'm sorry that the first Critfail netted you Cold Fusion. Maybe you forgot the time that you got a superpower from healing yourself. I give you guys more rewards than disasters. This just happened to be the worst personal outcome. I agree that it's uneven, but in the exact opposite way you think.Remember that failed Regenerative Therapy check that could have given you cancer? Or the one that may have nuked the city? I'm sorry, next time I'll just say that they failed and provide a boring way that they failed. How many times have you been given an out by me? Maybe the assassin at the expo wasn't enough?I'm sorry if I sound mad, but don't go saying I punish you more than I help you. I have offered you deals that saved you on more than one occasion.
>>44538860No worries can do boss man.
>>44539082Don't listen to the whiners man
>>44539082no what im saying is you punish harder then rewardlike spilling water from a cup gets you a broken armwhere an A+ in a test gets you a "good work"
>>44539144Quit fuckin' whinin' man>Unless you wanna be a spoilsport
>>44539082don't feed the trolls
>>44539082I really enjoying it. And you do what you gotta do.If the dice gods demand it. We are but mere mortals. But really, all this whining means you did a really good job forming an attachment to other characters in your story and that is great. Some people write shit where only the main character they feel is important enough to warrant any kind of attention. And the story lacks because of it. Thank you for your writing and your time is what I am saying. Totally going to continue reading this/playing when I can.
>>44538423I fell asleep last night but>"So...I have nothing, then."
Honestly I think it would have been fine playing ink dude, Thomas is overpowered
>>44542394I am fine with playing Thomas, I just feel like Peter Parker during One More Day, and that we need to calm our buttcheeks and start axting with your head instead of freaking out like a mad teenage girl that keeps lashing out at everyone. If you want to have a chance of recovering his life that is. and the only way is with SCIENCE. And magic too if it helps.
>>44539082I'm starting to see why we'd invent time travel
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>44543402Me too, that said...>not apotheosis
>>44539082Anons got shafted by something that normally helps them in your quests (abnormally extreme luck). They're reacting to it negatively. It's just to be expected, and since they can't very well blame random chance, they're lashing out at whatever's there.Don't take it personally.That said, we're so inventing time travel and fuck what anyone else says.
>>44543846We critfailed thrice in a row, it was bound to happen.I just hope we can't actually die as direct consequence of critfails but only of our actions...Because the odds of critfails in this system are bigger than in a normal d20, so more than 5%
So, new perk ideas.>Nothing left to lose: Instability can be applied to innovation, but also extends the critfail range by an equal amount. Modifiers cannot save you from a critfail in this case.>Stone Cold: Instability provides a bonus to combat. However, a crit on either end is more likely to leave behind a corpse.>Freedom From Thought: Instability is given a permanent reduction at the cost of an equal amount of Innovation. Can be taken again to alter the amount of permanent innovation/instability lost.Can also be that one can meditate to alter the amount of instability/innovation instead of wasting a plot point on it.>Thoughts Like Stars, Flying Through Space: Convert a full set of reflex points into 2 plots points or an equal amount of tech points.
>>44543985>extends the critfail rangeJust so you know it is >5% right now. If you go to say 10 as the new range you'll be looking at is higher than 10%.So it'd be closer to say, rolling a d8 with crits.
>>44544146High risk, high reward.It essentially make things 'You will eitther to magnificently, or fail so fucking hard oh my god'
>>44544408If you don't count the critsuccess cancelling the fail you'll see that with the 1-5 range the odds of a critfail are of slightly over 14% due to the IE principle.
>>44544447It said modifiers can't save you from a critfail. Not that crit successes wouldn't.
>>44544486I know, the odds for both critfail and critsuccess are the same.But they don't cancel out perfectly, I'd need to calculate the intersection of them to tell how many times you'll roll both a critfail and a critsuccess.I am just pointing out that with the current range and without counting cancelling you'll have odds already worse than a d8.So it'e not heavy risk it's suicidal.
>>44544587>>44544486Nevermind just did.It could be wrong and I could be talking shit but it hit nearly the d8's prob at aprox 12.8%.
>>44544587Unless you also make it possible to crit success with modifiers in the same roll. Then instability essentially becomes the risk of crit failing verses the risk of crit successes.
>>44542394Thomas definitely got ridiculous at some point, now the universe has bumped up the bar for power. This was a balancing opportunity. >>44543846>>44543402I'm not going to disallow much anymore. You're probably going to need it.>>44543966Thomas was always a high risk, high reward character. You guys just managed to get the reward more often than not.>>44543985Perks affecting crits is something I don't want, doesn't seem to work well to slant the dice.I can get back to this, give me an hour or two to prepare and finish up. Thanks for keeping this bumped.
Rolled 5, 2, 7 = 14 (3d8)>>44544715I'mjust saying bro, I don't want our odds getting any worse than 12.8375% of chance for critfailing/succeeding. Which is where it sits at.
>>44544715Thanks for running man, honestly one of the best quests on right now and don't listen to the haters. With the powers we're working with part of the fun, for me, is seeing the crazy shit that happens good or bad.
>>44544811For either* meaning only 3/4 of the tests have normal results.With the whole thing getting bizarre if you up the range to 1-10 because you'll have odds bordering d5.
Okay, I'm back, Writing.
The letter begins fading out of focus, then the tears start. First Jeana, now Mom, what did you do to deserve this?! You weep and close the folder, the hot tears streaming down your face like the rain at Dad's funeral. You have nothing, there's no people who you knew who wouldn't have changed after 15 years. You can't go back to the world now, you're obsolete. Just like a 15 year old computer, you've most likely outlived your utility."I'm sorry I have to be the one to give this to you Thomas, mostly because I'm bad at that whole... sympathy thing. Here, there's another file, this one will probably make you feel a bit better. A lot happened while you were out." The Commander holds out another folder.You finish crying for now, and your vision is greeted by the tab "Cairn Industries and the history surrounding it's creator". It's crammed onto there in a miniscule script, but you can make it out. There is a stamp on the face of the folder that says "MISSION CRITICAL". A picture on the front of the folder shows a statue of you, arms outstretched as if presenting the world, surrounded by cars, models of chemicals, a generator, and the poles that broadcast power. Your face looks... proud.>Open the folder>Don't open the folder>Ask a question>Write-in
>>44545875>>Open the folderLet's see want those fucks have done to my baby
>>44545875>>Open the folder
>>44545875>Just push the file away. You're not really up for...anything right now.
>>44545875>Open the folder
>>44545875>Ask for booze. Lots and lots of booze.
We Steven Rogers, Tony Stark, Peter Parker, Victor Von Doom AND Hank Pym bundled in a tiny little box of joy and cuh-ray-zee probability.All we need now is magitech and cool graying hair to get Strange into the list.
>>44545875>Why? Why bother bringing me back? Why kill my mother to save me? I'm obsolete. Why bother?
Sorry, nodded off for a second.>>44545914>>44545947>>44545970>>44546006>>44546097Okay, Writing.
>>44546110Might wanna twitter you're running again.
"Why? Why bother bringing me back? Why kill my mother to save me? I'm obsolete. Why bother?"He looks puzzled for a second, then speaks. "If you could bring Albert Einstein back from the dead, would you? You are what actively pushed technology ahead 10 years at least. Believe me, from a financial point of view killing your mother was the worst possible outcome, we spent a lot of money keeping her as safe from Menace as we could. But you aren't obsolete, you're a founder. There's no doubt in my mind that out there you will continue to accomplish great things, which is why we brought you back." He shrugs a bit, obviously running the risks of this action led him to believe it was necessary.You open the folder and are greeted by a news article titled "Thomas Cairn, the man from the future?". Apparently your disappearance made many a conspiracy theory (your favorite is the classic frozen head one), but flipping forward you see that eventually your technology was used to rebuild communities after Supers created by the blast destroyed them. At the helm of it all was Fibin, using your fortune to help others, it makes you proud. The statue on the folder apparently stands in Mercury Projects, where a high school is being dedicated in your name next summer. Wireless power ended up revolutionizing electricity, as did Cairnsium. The world is now made of plastic from the abundance of oil, and all the normal fuels are being used in China, a useful alternative to coal.You find another folder in this one labelled "Effects on Super community". Apparently RON continued running the Super Shop while you were gone, selling the gadgets that you permitted him to, as well as newly made ones from other contributors. Seems you aren't the only millionaire with a habit for supplying vigilantes, as the operation isn't for profit anymore. The lower price range and custom suit tailoring services earned the shop the nickname "The Supe Kitchen", a stupid name, but not a bad thing.
A logbook falls out of the folder as well. You open it up and see that Cairn Industries is now in the Fortune 500 and its total net worth exceeds a trillion dollars, though you can only guess at inflation. Then you see that the amount in stocks that RON has earned exceeds that same number. You would have undoubtably been the richest person on Earth in 2018.>"How am I supposed to leave? They think I'm dead.">"When can I leave.">"I want to speak to RON.">"I want to speak to Fibin.">Write-in
>>44546618>"I want to speak to RON.">"I want to speak to Fibin."
>>44546618>I want a drink. Something strong enough to make me forget I died. Then I'm gonna drunk dial RON. Any objections?
>>44546618>"How am I supposed to leave? They think I'm dead.">"I want to speak to RON.">"I want to speak to Fibin.">"What about the Red Knight, did nobody connect the dots?"
>>44546618"Does the Menace seem to think I'm dead? If he does, then it might be best if I keep everyone thinking that. Work from behind the scenes, as nefarious as that might sound."
>>44546644>>44546658>>44546681Yay, I get to write a lot of dialogue for the character who is supposed to be boring. This is my fault. Writing.
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>44546778Kek, well you're a good writer maybe you can figure out a way for it to seem less boring?
"How can I leave if they think I'm dead?""Well, tell the truth. You were visiting your Grandpa when the blast hit, it near-fatally wounded you, you were frozen until science could save you. Not the whole truth mind you, but no need to lie outright. Besides, it's no crazier than people thinking you went back to the future.""Did nobody connect the dots about my alterego?""Superheroes go missing all the time, the fact that twelve went missing at around the same time you did helped.""Does Menace seem to think I'm dead? If he does, then it might be best if I keep everyone thinking that. Work from behind the scenes, as nefarious as that might sound.""That's the thing, Menace may actually be dead, or retired, or something. We haven't heard a lick about him in 3 years. Of course, that may mean he's simply waiting, but I have a hunch that he's given up on you. I also get the feeling that you can handle yourself well enough.""I want a drink. Something strong enough to make me forget I died. Then I'm gonna drunk dial RON. Or Fibin. Whoever. Any objections?"He sighs and pulls what looks like a bottle made of near transparent glass out of his desk. Some whiskey sloshes around in it. "Here, standard issue for Psy Ops."The bottle smells like a familiar friend, something that you can feel pulling you back to the events where you-"Hey, the popsicle's up here! How ya doin' Frosty?" A man in a black suit wearing sunglasses appears behind you, startling both you and the Commander. The Commander gives a sigh, as he seems prone to do.>"Who are you?">"I'm not drunk enough for this.">Write-in
>>44547227>"Who are you? No wait let me guess, extraterrestrial countermeasure unit?"
>>44547227>>"I'm not drunk enough for this."
>>44547227"You wouldn't happen to be Greyout, would you? No, I guess not, unless you have fog powers or something."
>>44547227>I just got told my mom got chopped up for spare parts and stuck in me. That's how I'm doing. Seriously, I'm up for two days and I already have a better method of fixing people, and I'm not even a biologist. Fucking disgraceful bunch you all are.
>>44547227>Whoever you are, go get Odin. I have a christmas present for the cyclops.
>>44547248>>44547254>>44547282>>44547283>>44547397Oh boy, Writing.
>>44547424Thomas is producing so much salt people are using it as currency again.
"You wouldn't happen to be Greyout, would you? No, I guess not, unless you have fog powers or something.""I'm the Cat, he's the Rabbit. Welcome to Wonderland Alice." You already hate him."I just got told my mom got chopped up for spare parts and stuck in me. That's how I'm doing. Seriously, I'm up for two days and I already have a better method of fixing people, and I'm not even a biologist. Fucking disgraceful bunch you all are.""Don't worry, she'll forever be in your heart. Wait, I meant veins, close enough.""Let me guess, ET countermeasure unit?""Aliens don't dare come near to Earth, we shoot fireworks every year to scare them off. That's why we have New Years. Speaking of..." He pulls out a few party hats from behind his back, puts one on and smiles. He tosses one to Commander, his head buried deep in his hands."Whoever you are, get Odin, I have a Christmas present.""Okay." Another him appears beside him in a blue flash and he whispers into it's ear. The double then runs out the door.>"Leave.">"Commander, why is he here?">Forcibly remove this asshole.>Write-in
>>44547624So when can I leave then? Because if I have to put up with this asshole I might just blow this place the hell up.
>>44547624>"Commander, I'm giving you two minutes to remove this self-satisfied fuck from my presence or I'm gonna be making WMDs next. On purpose."
>>44547624"That is an actually interesting skill, what the hell? That'd be really useful on the lab. No assistants needed... Hmmmm"
I don't see why odin doesn't just write down everything he sees while observing the menace, or telling a recorder or someone next to him. After all, the paper, recorder, or second person wouldnt be around the menace or observing him, so it should work just fine as a method. You could even focus on distributing facts that have to do only with the menaces surroundings. A warehouse on fisherman's wharf in san jose, for example.
>>44547624>...interesting. Commander, I want a sample from him.
>>44547697>>44547704>>44547753>>44547776I have a split vote, next one has it.>>44547769Maybe you could ask him later.
>>44547769He doesn't even show up on film or photos. It extends beyond just direct observation.
>>44547834Yeah, but you wouldnt be filming or photographing him.It doesnt extend to everything, since...we know he is the mance, he is a shadow, and he killed these people at this place with this method.Should be easy to get info outside of the powers influence to a standby person, as long ad you do it while actively observing.It would be weird if you constantly forgot while watching him. I think its probably only when you stop observing.
>>44547830Kick him out
>>44547830Tell him to leave
>>44547830Should've just rolled a dice...
>>44547930>>44547906Writing, grabbed some lunch.
"How interesting, mind if I take a sample?""Blood, urine, or semen?" He chuckles a bit. This is getting too annoying"Commander, get him out of here before I start building WMDs on purpose.""That's a wonderful idea! Maybe you'd end up making an ice cream machine!" The man begins laughing hysterically, then a few more clones of him flash in and start laughing too, huddling together and holding their faces. The Commander presses a button on his desk and Blackout bursts through the door, points his finger at the men, and shoots a ball of what looks like absolute darkness. The ball hits them and shatters, causing the clones to disappear while the original passes out."Sorry about 21, he never was right in the head. Takes a joke too far." Commander talks to you as Blackout hefts 21 over his shoulder and walks out of the room."Hey, I built something that could protect against Menace's powers for Odin. Maybe he could use it to-" Right as you speak about him, Odin enters the room."My nose itched, do you need to talk?" You get the feeling he isn't serious, but you don't know, maybe that's how it works.>"I have an eyepatch that should protect against Menace's powers. I need you to find him.">"Put this on, find Menace.">"Commander, can I have a sample of 21's blood?">Write-in
>>44548458>"I have an eyepatch that should protect against Menace's powers. I need you to find him."
>>44548458>"I have an eyepatch that should protect against Menace's powers. I need you to find him.">"Do you have anyone with psychic powers we could test it on?">"Commander, can I have a sample of 21's blood?"
>>44548458>Put this on, find menace, don't wear it for too long at a time or you might develop psychotic urges. Or have a stroke. It's difficult to test without psychics. I'll fix it later
>>44548458>>"I have an eyepatch that should protect against Menace's powers. I need you to find him.">"Do you have anyone with psychic powers we could test it on?"
>>44548458Ask about that whole shit that>>44547881>>44547769Went over,
"Odin, what is it normally like when you search for Menace?""Well, I extend my sight, and it just kind of... skips over him. Like when you try to find something in a list and you pass over it a few times before finding it, but every time. Truthfully, all we have to go on to find Menace is his shadow. We can't see him, only the effects of what he does, like a murder, or a security camera showing only a shadow.""I have something that may work, but I need a psychic to t-" A voice echoes in your head, it sounds like Whiteout.<It works, otherwise I would've redacted your conversation with Odin.>"Well, that answers my question. This eyepatch has a Psionic Nullifier in it, which should protect you from Menace's power. I need you to find him." You hand Odin the eyepatch out of your pocket and he turns around to put it on. He turns back and closes his good eye."I see a man with white hair, feebled by age in a disheveled warehouse, a man in a robe by his side. I just need to see his f- wait, the robed one sees me! How?! What's he d-" Odin screams and clutches his eye as he falls to the ground. You run over to him in time to see his good eye glaze over and a strange orange sigil etch itself onto his eye.>Roll 1d100-5
Rolled 71 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>44548912
Rolled 80 - 5 (1d100 - 5)>>44548912Fucking magic
Rolled 6 - 5 (1d100 - 5)>>44548912
Rolled 94 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>44548912MAAAGIC AHA!MY OLD NEMESISI SUMMON THE SPIRITS OF THE DEAD TO AID ME
Rolled 98 - 5 (1d100 - 5)>>44548912
>>44548940>daily reminder of 12.8% odds for cf on d100 with crit priority and crit cancellingClose call.
>>44548933>>44548940>>44548948are we doing proper mods? Cause if so crit
>>44549000Your get is exactly 9000I dont remember if we do proper mods or not.
>>44548933>>44548935>>44548940I'll give you an option, as of right now, you have succeeded at the knowledge check, but a crit would yield more information. You may spend a saved crit to upgrade to a critical success.>Y>N
>>44549034>NNo, save it. I'm never voting to spend it to up to success when I know we'll need to cancel a critfail.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>445490341 for Y2 for NIm indecisive
>over 1/10 rolls is gonna be a critfail>yay let's spend our only chance at avoiding total nuclear annihilation should push come to shoveI don't wanna be salty, but I am.
>>44549034>Y he did this for us
>>44549063>>44549066>>44549070>>44549076>>44549088>>44549106>>44549162Looking like yes. Writing.
Rolled 3, 2, 5, 1, 5, 8, 1, 6, 2, 4 = 37 (10d8)>>44549172Pretend these are our next ten rolls
>>44549216So does earth look like this then?
>>44549258Not for long
You look at the sigil and immediately recognize it from two places. It is the same one as the mark on the ground when Boombox was taken from the expo. This makes you strongly suspect there's an alliance of some kind between Menace, Boombox, and this magician. The symbol is looking very similar to something else, a certain rune that signifies something that escapes you. But the magic going on is most likely linked to a specific person.Then it clicks, the sigil is a cross between the runes for "Fire", "Death", and "Retribution". There is one magician that you know with the MO of Fire and Death. The Mortician. Somehow he must've come back. This makes your job much harder. Odin gets up and blinks a bit."Well, guess this leaves me no choice." Odin pops out his eye, obviously glass at a glance, then takes his eyepatch and moves it to the other eye, revealing a large crystal filling his eye socket. It seems to have a pupil in it, which moves around slowly. "That was the my favorite glass eye. I'm not going to try that again, but thanks for the nifty new patch." He walks out of the office and you hear a gasp from the receptionist. You pick up the eye and pocket it for later. The Commander looks at you."Now that that's over, we are going to put you back into the world outside of the base with all your posessions. The base is near Cosmoppolis, feel free to return and ask if you need help. The world is best experienced on one's own, trust me, I know. We will back up your story if need be." He hands you a thin piece of plastic with a stylized falcon holding an arrow and a pair of handcuffs.>"Thank you for helping me.">"Good riddance.">Just leave>Write-in
>>44549741>>"Thank you for helping me."
>>44549741>I'll pass along the file on what I know of those assholes. Or I'll just blow them the fuck up. Or just sit and get drunk off my ass. I don't know.
>>44549741>"Thank you for helping me."They did still save our life
>>44549741>"Thank you for helping me."
>>44549741>"Thank you for helping me"Totally worth it to spend that crit on this when your next roll has more chances of killing everyone you love than rolling a 1 on a d8.*salt intensifies*
>>44549839Look on the bright side anon!You're out of family to kill. If I go further it would become Zoomposting.>>44549801>>44549804>>44549810>>44549819>>44549823>>44549839>>44549863Thanking is good. Writing.
>>44549976 what if you bring them back just to kill them? I don't even mind the probabilities, I hust wish people were more careful with it, instead of being reckless or even wanting 20% odds of critfail.
"Thank you for helping me.""You're welcome. Blackout will show you to the exit." The door opens and blackout hands you a bag filled with your wallet, keys, and the various bits and pieces you keep with you often. After changing into something more appropriate than a labcoat and goggles, you fill your pockets with your stuff and follow Blackout to the elevator again. The jazz fills the lift with the sounds of a saxophone and eventually a ding signals a stop.Blackout leads you through a white hallway to a cargo elevator, then stops. He hands you a small notebook, then he opens his mouth to reveal black teeth."Here's everything Whiteout and I found on Menace. MO, build, all we could get from analysis of his footprints. Beat the shit out of him when you find him." He smiles at you."Thank you." He nods and hits the button to send the elevator up. You raise up the dark shaft until you reach the top, then it opens up a hatch above you and a ladder falls down. You climb into the light and shut your eyes so as to adjust to the sun. Around you is what looks like a field of corn, but you hear a highway in the distance, which you walk to. A large asphalt highway greets you next to a large wooden sign."Welcome to Cosmopolis">Issue 20 over.>Gee Tom, how come your Mom let's you have two Tech Points?>Plot Point for trooping through that.>Vengeance may be achieved later.>Gr8 1d8s m8, can't possibly h8.>Tech next post
Choose two trees to pick from. $ means that it costs money to make. ! means that there are risks involved.>AI $>Armor $>Beam>Biology>Business $>NanoTech>Power !>Artificial Supers
>>44550381>Artificial Supers>NanoTech the d8 does not lie, the d8 does not hate. No but really, use the Inclusion Exclusion Principle with the individual probabilities, the result REALLY IS the prob of rolling 1 in d8
>>44550404>>44550406>>44550410>>44550444>>44550465>>44550497I... what?>AI>Nanotech>Supers>Armor>BiologyHere are your choices now.
>>44550608>>Armor>>BiologyWas bound to happen sooner or later
[/spoiler]http://www.saylor.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/MA111_Wikipedia_Inclusion-Exclusion-Principle_6.8.2012.pdfP(A) = P(B) = P(C) = 0.045125P(A)^P(B) = P(A)^P(C) = P(B)^P(C) = 0.002375P(A)^P(B)^P(C) = 0.000125P(A) U P(B) U P(C) = 3 * 0.045125 - (3 * 0.002375) + 0.000125 = 0.128375 = 12.8375%1d8 = 1/8 each number = 0.125 = 12.5%More likely to critfail on this than it is to critfail on d8, even when I considered rolling 95-100 as another dice into the whole thing.You are more likely to be So please, please, please, anons SAVE some crit successes.PLEASE. This was announcement sponsored by the Holy Bank of Jewish Kosher Salt.
>>44550697Dude just fuck off already
>>44550608>Nanotech>Supers>>44550727>fuck off>for telling you to be careful instead of bumbling like an idiot when you have 1/8 chance of blasting a city to the groundYeah ok. No.
Rolled 3, 2 = 5 (2d3)I'm going to do this randomly.1=Supers2=AI3=Nanotech
>>44550774while i'm against you fucking off i just want say we don't have a 1/8 chance of blowing a city off because as much the dice decide things, ultimately the QM is the only one to interpret the meaning of the roll, he is the one who determines what means critfail.So yes we should be careful, but no we shouldn't be paranoid and stop taking chances.The lack of a success or a critical success can be as devastating as a critical failure given the right circumstances.Every situation we roll in isn't born equal otherwise this would just be an overly complicated dice game with fluff.
>>44550774Over.And over,And over,And over
AI Tree (Costs money to integrate):>Localized Assistive Node Array (LANA): A miniaturized copy of RON that is hooked into the suit. Doesn't require service to operate. Will provide HUD and advice on the situation. Communicates with RON if possible. COST: $30,000>Assistive Auto-pilot Robotic Operating Node (AARON): An add-on to RON that allows him to pilot the suit in an emergency. COST: $20,000>Micro-Actuator Node (MAN): AI designed specifically to interface with and utilize the Micro-Actuators efficiently. COST: $20,000NanoTech Tree:>Cicadas: Trackable nanomachines, transmit a signal through ultra-high frequencies>Bend Maneuver: The nanomachines use joints cohesively to flex their structures in constructs, allowing flexibility(Build WASP Bots to unlock)
>>44550908>Micro-Actuator Node (MAN): AI designed specifically to interface with and utilize the Micro-Actuators efficiently. COST: $20,000>Bend Maneuver: The nanomachines use joints cohesively to flex their structures in constructs, allowing flexibility
>>44550908>AARONRon's been helping out in our absence.>Bend Maneuver
>>44550908>Assistive Auto-pilot Robotic Operating Node (AARON): An add-on to RON that allows him to pilot the suit in an emergency. COST: $20,000>Bend Maneuver: The nanomachines use joints cohesively to flex their structures in constructs, allowing flexibility>>44550902Yeah over and over because the crits will still be wasted on silly shit if people don't realize that what happened last sessions wasn't bad luck, it was basic math.Tom's power is great, but also dangerous. So wasting one of the shots at saving lives on what is already a success on a seemingly non-critically important roll is kinda silly.>>44550895>The lack of a success or a critical success can be as devastating as a critical failure given the right circumstances.>Every situation we roll in isn't born equal otherwise this would just be an overly complicated dice game with fluff.This is true, but I think coming up with an invention on the run while dealing with a real problem like the one that got us into the future is more worthy of attention than the one we wasted on.What I'm saying is, we should keep at least one saved until we get into a dire situation instead of just using them willy nilly, specially when your odds are worse/better than in D&D (somehow).
>>44550987>Autism in action
>>44551016>autism>resource management and high school mathTotally bro. Hope Tom dies and we get another protag just so you start whining about how unfair it is.
MAN and Bend take it.>You have one Plot Point, these are given out when Thomas completes a goal. They can be spent for perks.>Pym Power: Break-Downs are more catastrophic, but gain a plus 10 to Innovation (but not Instability). Makes nigh-impossible inventions possible.>I've studied all your moves!: Grants a plus 10 to all rolls opposing any opponent that you have seen fight before. (regardless of mind-altering effects)>Paperclips and Superglue: Gives the new action "Slap it together", which allows the creation of one-use inventions within the timespan of 1d100 seconds.>AHAHAHAHA: Instability has a permanent plus 5, but Innovation gets a plus 10.>Oh I get it now!: Convert one Plot Point to 3 Tech Points.>Self-improvement: Choose a stat to give a plus 5 to.>I ain't gotta explain shit: Permanently gain 10 Instability (but not Innovation) to increase Tech Points gained per thread by one.>Madness Mode: When working Science in Madness Mode, the result roll for what you make has the critical success chance raised by 10. May make Thomas less coherent in the lab. May also cause weird outcomes to Tinkering.>I always have a plan: People and Heroes look to you for leadership, orders you make in a crisis take priority.>Danger Zone: +10 to aerial combat rolls or flight maneuvering, +5 to wearing sunglasses, increases effect of Alcohol(1/2)
>>44550987>This is true, but I think coming up with an invention on the run while dealing with a real problem like the one that got us into the future is more worthy of attention than the one we wasted on.Our disagreements are the reasons we vote.>What I'm saying is, we should keep at least one savedi think this course of action is wise from a min-maxing stand point but what's the point of avoiding danger forever, saving crit points is a game breaking system if we use it maliciously to block all crit failures, eventually the QM will fix this holes in the rules to have a critfail if he want one, while you can battle against the odd you can't battle against the narrative of storytelling, we can't have a easy time all the time and I'd rather have it decided by the dice than by ourselves, this way it would be much more fun.you're still in a D&D mindset,a quest is more focused on story rather than stats and perks>>44551118also don't feed the trolls.
>I am a man of Science. +10 bonus whenever dealing with something magical... unless it's meant to help magic. Then take -10.>Timebomb: Can now delay a breakdown for up to a day, so it goes off at a more appropriate time. Requires a Guts Check, but not as hard as normal.>Tech we don't understand yet: Makes Magitech a valid research option at the cost of two Plot Points (1/2)>Just breathe...: So long as you are not in a crisis, you have +15 to Guts.>Schmooze: You can now gather investors and supporters with almost no effort. Business Tree is greatly improved at the cost of personal time.>BEHOLD!: Grants +10 to all rolls after any dramatic entrance, smashing a wall makes it +20.>I'm not an amateur: Grants +15 to all rolls while in suit, but may increase your ego and need to show off.
>>44551113>Tech we don't understand yet: Makes Magitech a valid research option at the cost of two Plot Points (1/2)JUST ONE MORE FOLKS
>>44551141>Tech we don't understand yet: Makes Magitech a valid research option at the cost of two Plot Points (1/2)Also didnt we have stuff from last thread we didnt do?
>>44551141>Tech we don't understand yet: Makes Magitech a valid research option at the cost of two Plot Points (1/2)
>>44551141>Tech we don't understand yet: Makes Magitech a valid research option at the cost of two Plot Points (1/2)>>44551134It's impossible to block all crit failures (no really, it is)I'm not defending that, and I think some of them have to fly, I mean not even let. They will happen wanting to or not.But a very critical situation that is life or death? Could be one of those many chances, and I think for -that- one we need to be ready, specially with our odds.
>>44551141>Tech we don't understand yet: Makes Magitech a valid research option at the cost of two Plot Points (1/2)Obvious choice due to the competition principle
>>44551141>>I'm not an amateur: Grants +15 to all rolls while in suit, but may increase your ego and need to show off.Tony Stark intensifies
>>44551134By the way:>you're still in a D&D mindsetI don't even play D&D, I used the example because crits on D&D are 1/20, or 5%, while our odds are over twice that. What I tried to point out is that while we get - a lot - of power we should try to avoid the more catastrophic failures (even if we can't avoid all) because they will happen very very often.>the storyTrue, but the story will inevitably end in death (over and over and over again) if you act recklessly when you are such a mad genius that if you try to invent 8 things in a week one of them will probably try to kill you and/or the world.
>>44551164Technically this should be two threads, yeah.
>>44551141>>Tech we don't understand yet: Makes Magitech a valid research option at the cost of two Plot Points (1/2)
>>44551297Lost didn't do it in the previous part and continued it now, so it adds up correctly.He also gave us 2 tech points and a plot point, suffering brings motivation.
>>44551329Did Pym Power finally win?
>>44551348We always get two tech points, and the plot point was assured last time regardless of this thread was continued
>>44551297Not really, I never formally ended the thread before. Speaking of which...>Thread 20 over. Numbers are a bitch. My twitter is @xLostCowboyx, follow me for updates on when I'm going to run. After-thread discussion question is "What do you think the coolest (not best) power is?"
>>44551401Ehh, its practically two normal threads in length, thoughMaybe one and a half
>>44551396>we always get two tech pointsTrue, I worded that very poorly.>>44551401>numbers are a bitchOnly sometimes! KyakyakyakyaCoolest Power is obviously Rule Of Cool: everything you do looks cool, doesn't matter what. That or something like self-copying.the one man porno, now when people tell you to go fuck yourself you can actually do it!
>>44551503What do you think 21 would've done if you'd told him to do so?
>>44551503Go fuck yourself
>>44551401Actually gonna change my answer. Coolest power is pic related.>>44551529I can't, anon. I'm not superpowered.>>44551527O-oh
>>44551542Chill out man
>>44551401Hey Lost, if you could have one superpower, that is always turned on at max capacity, what would it be?
>>44551597Immortality, there are no degrees of immortality, you either are or you aren't.The power to not have any powers, just because I'm curious.
>>44551629Immortality is pretty hard to beat, true.>spoilerI, what, damn ok that counts. Were you in that thread too?
>>44551629a higher degree of immortality is most likely invincibility/regeneration.It could also be reincarnation.Immortality is being unaffected by the status that is death and there are multiple ways of achieving that in fiction so we can qualify them as degrees i'm pretty sure.max output no powers would mean not existing since you would literally have the least power over reality that one can reach, not being real.
>>44551704Reincarnation's shit unless you keep your memories each time.
Ide probably pick being the personification of a part of reality, like death, gravity manipulation, energy conversion, etc.Essentially the powers that let you tinker with the universe to find out how it works.
>>44551723Sorry, I thought I took my trip off.
>>44551704>max output no powers would mean not existing since you would literally have the least power over reality that one can reach, not being real.Nonexistence is a cool power.>>44551735Very OP but less silly than omnipotence, and potentially very fun.
>>44551704Well, that would be an interesting means of suicide, I could make a thread on /b/."Ask a guy who stopped existing after he posted this anything.">>44551723Completely true.>>44551735UNLIMITED POWER!!1!1
>>44551723it's still technically immortality if death is a status since you don't become dead, you simply become alive again.Anyway whether reincarnation is immortality or not goes back to the question of whether death is a status or an event.
>>44551758What if you're so unpowered that you are actually anti-existence?
>>44551758>unlimited powerDude, ide spend all day just tinkering and writing stuff down. Literally a career out of your powers, learn something no one else has ever known before and it probably lets you get around to places with little difficulty incase you need a vacation for a while.
Honestly the best power is good luck.It would be unlucky if it got boring, so it wont
>>44551723Also wondering about whether it's meaningless or not to reincarnate without keeping memories is a good question, what's the value of reincarnating if you don't stay yourself, it implies somehow it's still you but it's somebody else, it's kind of like the ship of theseus. But if death is merely a status it's technically immortallity since you don't become dead.The only good point of this would be avoiding death endlessly because it won't be you in future lives, meh it's still a cool power albeit useless if you don't keep data after reincarnated,if you're unaware of it and if you can't tell apart who will be your reincarnation.
>>44551871You could tattoo an address in your body and if you reencarnate exactly the same, you'll probably go there.Keep a logbook in there.
>>44551871>>44551800It's a cool concept for a story, where the past lives could be somehow accessed, but in real life where it's a whole new brain and shit, it's a super useless power.
>>44551903>>44551927but here's the big question , why would you assume you past yourself is helping you even from his grave?Also why would you help your reincarnated self if he isn't you and hasn't got any of your past memories?
>>44551948To keep on my legacy? I dunno. Seems like a fun plot, if he keeps the same soul and personality even without memories.Also>best real life powerWould be BEING THE GODDAMN BATMAN
>>44551948It's a roundabout way of suicide. I would set traps for my future incarnations to see just how many of myself I could kill. Maybe I would one day be reincarnated as someone successful. Then they die to my traps. Like Saw where only myself dies.
>>44551997I'd watch it
>>44551997I think we've entered a deep concept, in the end the only thing that would cause you to distrust your other selves would be difference in life experience and in the end it would be fun to see how each reincarnation would try to interact with their kind and themselves, but heres a bigger question.What if reincarnation went through time, in the end it wouldn't matter right? if you started being A dude in 2016 if you don't get to keep memories and end up being a dude in the 90s in the next reincarnation.But what if multiple reincarnation exist in the same time frame?even more crazy what if every or a lot of human are a reincarnation of yourself?
>>44552102Well then I'm a dick for fucking myself in the ass by mistake. Now I feel bad, thanks.
>>44552115>I'm a dick for fucking myself in the ass by mistakecare to enlighten us with a story time? because i really want want to hear how you fucked someone in the ass by mistake.
>>44552138>drunk people doing drunken thingsmistake one person for another and bam, you're doing someone's ass and they seem ok with it at first, but then they freak out when they realize you aren't who they thought you were either.and you never speak of it again because of the crippling shame and the fact it'd ruin family gatherings
>>44552249You did incest anal? Holy shit anon
>>44552249>mistake one person for another and bam, you're doing someone's ass>you never speak of it again because it'd ruin family gatheringswhoa anon, i think it's time to learn to regulate your alcohol intake
>>44552315>>44552351thirdworldfeelings.jpgI don't drink anymore, haven't in quite some time.
>>44552385Drink more, you're my hero anon.Incest anal is the highest tier of existence
>>44552385>I don't drink anymoregood riddance anon.Also i get you a big got in a weird half incest situation before when i was a super young so i understand your shame dude but don't look down to much, everybody fucks up at some points the good thing is you managed to get away with it and that's the most important.
>>44552446>>44552424> the good thing is you managed to get away with it and that's the most important.> you're my hero anon. Incest anal is the highest tier of existenceI feel better already, goddamn this is hilarious even if it's on me. thanks anons.