Welcome to Genre Shift! Here, you control a poorly drawn human as he stumbles across time and space, from genre to genre.What you missed last time:>Defeated the BLACK KNIGHT>Leveled up>30-40 posts of Ice Puns>Got framed for murder while laughing at said puns>Shifted to the FISHING SIMULATOR GENRE>Broke the universe>Fixed the Universe>Shifted back to JRPG>Found a keyPrevious Thread:>>173691Archives:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=genre+shiftQuick Recap:http://pastebin.com/AjHCD9U4Lonely Discord Channel:https://discord.gg/011dUdhj71acOcGxiIf the link is dead and you want to join, just ask me to refresh it
When we last left our heroes...Well, were still in jail. You have an ODDLY SHAPED KEY in your inventory
Rolled 8 (1d20)I'M READYRolling for frequent updates
>>190255Does it fit the prison door for some weird reason?
>>190255Open the toilet and look for loot.
>>190255Drink the toilet water C:
>>190260Oddly enough, it does fit. It is a rather small key though, and doesn't seem to catch any tumblers when you twist it around in the lock.>>190261You open the toilet. The water looks murky. The only thing in here is. Hey wait a minute, this is from your pin-up shoot! Why the hell would anyone throw this out?Your self esteem has taken a hit
>>190255We didn't bring any fish with us. Abandon genre.>>190261Trying to find a nice Tediore, perhaps?>>190269Greetings from the Wasteland!
>>190341How did that even get into this genre?Oh well. I still vote we bail to a different genre and look for something to bring back to here.
>>190342>TedioreTorgue is the only choice for real men such as us.
https://discord.gg/011dUdhj71abHfQbFDiscord link is dead btw, My bad. Here's the update for anyone who wants to shitpost
>>190341Freeze the water and make a key for the cell lock out of the ice.
>>190361If we do know the exact key pattern to open the lock, I second this.
>>190369We don't need to know the pattern. We can fashion a rough billet, put it into the lock then wiggle it until it wears down to the needed shape.This is a real lockpicking technique (not using ice of course)
>>190361>>190369Not like there are a nearly countless configurations :^)We can still try if you like
>>190389That's a wrong type of lock for that shape of the keyhole.
>>190361>>190369The chances of that working without knowing the exact pattern are so low that it would be better worth our time to go back to the Dating Sim and let the meteor scoot closer while we retrieve a box of paperclips to bring back here to pick the lock.
>>190412Curse you for not letting me use out-of-character knowledge. Next you tell me we can't invent gunpowder.Ok, let's search the bed for convenient pieces of wire or something.
We are 2D shouldn't we just fit between the bars?
>>190449We Paper Mario now
>>190496Was the suggestion that shitty
>>190545Short answer: Kind ofLong answer: It was pretty bad. We don't have bug issues anymore in the quest, so that option seems kind of unlikely. And to be honest, I don't think Fabio is aware of his 2D nature.I really love Paper Mario though, it wasn't intended as an insult. ;_;
>>190620I know that it wasn't an insult.And I also love Paper Mario.Although it was my first post on this thread It was also my first post on this board Love you Don.<3
You freeze the toilet water intending to carve lock picking tools or a key out of the ice.You don't think the key will help carve a chunk out and you have no other tools available.Your toilet is now frozen over.
>>190870Call a guard and complain about frozen toilet.Also is Aria with us?
>>190876Yeah Aria is in the same cell
>>190876You know what, this may well confuse the guards. I'll second this.
Clearly, what we have to do is to simply wait and a total stranger will come to our rescue, as it happens in RPG. Or pull the other RPG cliche where an officer offers us a deal in exchange for freedom, ya know, of those dreaded SIDEQUESTS
>>190876I really like this idea, but I think they already know we are a wizard of some sort.>>190894As cliché as this is, I feel like this isn't totally unreasonable, especially since the guards didn't even take the circumstantial evidence we provided as consideration.
>>190926... Fug. I think you might be right.Still, we should call a guard over and try. That way, we can get confirmation on whether or not they realize we have magic.
Sorry Op is taking forever, please refer to the OP image. Also, trying to contain the l-lewd ear art posted in my discord chat. Eargasms abound
>>190876>>190882You call a guard over to discuss your frozen latrine."Again?" He asks. "Hey wait, aren't you that ice mage they threw in here?">What say?
>>191177"No, I was just a cool dude. The Ice Mage is the one who escaped through the toilet."
>>191193Oh god. This.
>>191193I can't second this enough times
>>191193You tell him that you are not the Ice Mage, he ice-capped through the frozen toilet. You tell the guard what a cool guy you are.You ask him if he'd like to chillAlthough initially he acts cold, he warms up quick enough.>Holy shit he is actually unlocking your cell door. What do?
>>191294Suplex him and stick his head through the bars
>>191294Tell the guard you want to see that sexy face of his and ask him to push up his helmet visor.If he pushes up the helmet visor, pull him close and make out with him.What a sexy guard.
>>191323This>>191294Time to get romantic.
>>191294Holy ballsack how did that work>>191323This. A thousand times this.
>>191323Please this, but first ask Aria if she wants in. We will not be rude to our waifu.
>>191345I'm sure she'll understand. We're not being romantic so much as doing Bugs Bunny shenanigans
Noticing a lack of Aria
>>191323Rolling to befriend the guard instead
>>192227But this is how we befriend him. New companion when?
>>192245Worst way. We will offend Aria
Rolled 2 (1d20)Rolling to not offend Aria.
>>191323You tell him that he has just the kind of gravely voice that a handsome man aught to have.You politely ask him to raise his visor to see if he's as good looking as he sounds.As his visor moves up, you move inTime to work that charm. You could never ask Aria to do this so you're going to have to take one for the team.Roll to seduc-He holds up his hand."I'm actually just trying to get into that toilet. I need the Ice Mage's help."
>>193339This sparks your curiosity.You ask what he needs the Mage for and he tells you his tragic and somewhat cliché back story.He once met and fell in love with a fair princess.However, a Demon Prince also had his eyes on the same maiden.On their wedding day, the Demon kidnapped her and locked her in a hell tower within his domain.He believes that the ice mage may be able to help save his beloved.
>>193339>>193347Tell him that if he can retrieve the equipment that the guards confiscated, the spell books in particular, we might be able to get the Ice Mage to come back to the cell.
>>193339>>193347no excuse for the super late updates, but I've been having connection issues with 4chan all day.Op will allow the players to name the knight. Try to pick something that sounds heroic.
>>193347This feels like an obvious trap but lets do it anyway
>>193360Vashi of the West, his "Princess" is also a rogue
>>193360Sir Jeffrey, but we call him Jeff to piss him off for short.
>>193377I second Hadrian. Hadrian the Wall.
>>193488>Hadrian the Wall>the Wallhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGDfA7fUk20https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0_6K0_7O9gTwin Greatshield GO
>>193488Thirding Hadrian the Wall. A fine name for a tank, isn't it?
>>193339>>193347I love the beard. It's the little things that are very much appreciated. Keep up the good work, OP.
>>193377>>193488>>193598>>193691(reposting)I don't know what went through my head to post with my trip on.
>>193395Did someone say the princess is also a rogue? Two birds with one stone, right?
>>194685>>194698I actuallyReallyReally like the shields. Probably canon now.
Updates will start soon, but be slow because op is celebrating his birthday weekend
>>195367No rushWe're kind of used to slow updates recently anyway.
The knight introduces himself as Sir Hadrian Stonewall. He is on a mission to save his beloved and need the help of an Ice Wizard.You properly introduce yourself as that Ice Wizard and ask him to bust you and Aria out.He says you will either have time to grab the equipment that was taken from you (left) or you can chance finding better equipment in the more well guarded armory (right)
>>195502 And I'm really sorry about that. Update speed will pick back up soon, I promise. Thanks for sticking with it during the "Relaxing Pace updates"[/spoiler}
>>195612Get better equipment!
>>194745Makes sense to me. How else would she sneak outta the castle to go do things her overprotective parents won't let her?>>195612Let's ask Aria. Some of that confiscated equipment may have sentimental value to her.
>>195612Let's just get our old stuff back. Didn't we have Reginald with us when they took our stuff? I've also been reading the Jara quest stuff, and I don't trust the dice to give us good equipment anymore.
>>195821Nah. We left Reginald in our nexus-room. We put him back on the table we took him off of in the first place.He's in the safest place he could possibly be.Our old equipment is also entry-level as fuck. We could do better rolling 3's on d20's to pull refuse outta the armory.
>>195850This. I mean, Fabio wielded a fucking broom's wooden pole. Hard to come up with something weaker than it
>>196126It's actually a -1 Oaken Staff :^)You decide that your ragtag team will probably need better equipment than the stuff that was taken from you and decide to head for the armoryHadrian stops you at the last cornerTwo guards are posted outside of a large wooden door."That's the Armory. How do you two want to approach this?"
>>196144Cast Ice Ray below the feet of one of them so that he falls and knocks out the other.
>>196144I like what >>196155 said.
>>196144Couldn't we just wear Hadrian's Armor, waltz up to the pair with our visor down, High five them, and then cast frostbite to freeze them in place?Then we just combine Table+Head+Head from our inventory and knock them out.
>>196276I roughly agree with this, since it does seem like the most realistic situation.Thank you so much for the recommendation btw.
And refresh the discord you twat.
>>196276Changing my vote. This seems like it would have a better chance of working than the ice slick idea.I'd put in my own vote, but my idea is to combine one of our spells with one of Aria's spells to kill the guards with an antipode blast.
>>196293I got ya covered.>https://discord.gg/011dUdhj71acOT57j
>>196310We're not trying to kill them, just make them unconscious. Aria would probably get upset if we killed them
>>197260Which is precisely why I'm throwing my vote behind someone else's idea rather than my own.
You tell Hadrian that you have a plan. You ask him for his helmet.1/2
>>197407You walk around the corner and are instantly spotted by the guards. You wave to them and say hello.Although suspicious, they make no move to apprehend you.How do you handle the situation?Frostbite costs 90 mana and you currently have 110MPOp has had his whiskey and is now sitting down for updates. Wish me luck
>>197407>>197417Can we cast Frostbite on both of the knights at once with one casting?
>>197464How much would Ray of Frost cost us?
>>197466I believe the cost was 30, but we get 10% off so 27 mana
>>197417Ask the one on the left if he's ever heard of the famous model Fabio, because the warden has brought him in to sell a new line of bikini chainmail."I just saw it, shit was so cash. You guys should come with to check it out!""What's that? You can't leave your post? Ugh, fine. I'll watch it for you while you check it out. Just be quick, it's in the barracks..."
>>197417>>197488This. For whatever reason, our picture was here, which means somehow we're known in this world, so they might fall for it.
>>197488>>197499"Have we heard of Fabio?""Are you seriously asking us... if we know a male model?""Dude...""Of course we know Fabio!""I once got his autograph!""I have all of his collectable action figures."You tell them that Fabio is showing the Female Guards his new line of Chainmail Bikini down in the barracks."Aww shit, today? Yo, could you maybe... could you watch our post for us? We can't leave it unattended."You assure them that nothing will get in or out of the armory.They leave and Hadrian gives you a thumbs up of approval.Aria appreciates that you handled the situation logically and nonviolently.
>>197633As soon as the guards are out of sight, PILLAGE THE ARMORYAND SALT THE EARTH
>>197633Now we make a pillow fort.
>>197633>>197656On second thought, we need to consider how we'll be smuggling whatever we take out of the dungeon. So, I've got a plan:We find a cart of some kind, place everything we take in it, then cover the top with tarp and buckets.Then, we get Aria to set the Armory on fire, raise the alarm and, disguised as guards, escape the dungeon under the guise of fetching water to put out the inferno.It'll be great.
>>198031This, but remember that we have inventories. I dunno if the guards can see into our inventories simply in passing, but that might be the case, and the fire in the armory will give them less reason to check what's in our pockets if they don't immediately see anything of concern about us as they run by.We could also ask Hadrian if he's got any ideas for getting items out of here unnoticed. Surely he didn't go into this expecting a fucking magic user to have good enough stealth to get out of here alive?
>>197633Let's be reasonable (since that's what Aria likes) and only take stuff we use and some of the gold stored within.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>197633Enter the absolutely not locked armory!
Op is going on a short hiatus until Tuesday. This quest is too much to try and juggle with all the social interactions I am making this weekend and I feel really bad I'm not updating as much as I should be. So there it is, I'm officially on break, sorry for the inconvenience
>>197633How come we lost self esteem when we saw our picture in the toilet, but gained none when we found out that the two guards are fans of us?
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>199688This
>>199730Because someone put it there, as in they hated our picture enough to flush it
>>199707What a fucking penis munching jew. Feelings are for the weak OP.
>>201214Go away DJ :^)
>>201453low test post.need more heart of cards.
>>203971I swear to shit, if you don't shut up about your goddamn yugioh cards I will fucking rain fire on your candy ass, you fucking Roody Poo.
It's Tuesday Op where's the updates?
>>208508Mandatory fucking overtime at work. I have 3 drawings ready to post, a big wall of text, and a massive headache ready for the next thread as soon as I get time. 2.5 hours later than I normally go home with no end in sight