>>Previous threadshttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=Dragonball+quest>>Writeup Pastebinhttp://pastebin.com/nzPARvE8>>InformationThis quest, as the title suggests, takes place in the world of Dragon Ball. You're playing as a thirty (thirty one) year old man named Tofoo, and will adventure through the story of the Dragonball series alongside characters such as Goku, Yamcha, Bulma, Tien, and many others. Through your actions, you can make significant changes to the story, and perhaps even become the strongest fighter on Earth.>RulesAt the end of each update you'll have ten minutes to vote on options. Write-ins are allowed, but I do reserve the right to veto them.In the event of a draw, the option to receive the next vote winsRolls will be used on certain occasions, such as attempting a technique for the first time or attempting something extremely difficult. You will have three rolls, and if one succeeds, you succeed. There are no crits.Rolls are made AFTER an option wins, not during the voting processI hope everyone has fun.>>Current SagaSemi-Perfect Cell>>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7CoBDR3mXg
Trunks locks horns with Cell in a fierce exchange a far distance from where you hover. It's hard to tell who will emerge the victor, but it's too close a match for your liking.Unfortunately, there's little you can do about that in your current situation. Cell's Merry-Go-Round Gun has your arms pretty firmly locked to your sides, making you a far less effective fighter than you would be otherwise.You struggle to move your hands, attempting to point your fingers up at the gum, and cut through it with your energy, but before you can accomplish this, you find yourself crying out in pain as the skin on your back begins to burn.Turning around, you find Thirteen holding a hand toward you, grinning wickedly."Now now, two on one hardly seems fair, boy," the machine tells you. "Hows about you stay back and let yer kid give it a try? I'm sure you're curious just how strong he is, and Doctor Gero's mighty curious about how strong Cell is right now.">A. What's he talking about? Gero's dead>B. Attempt to break free>C. Bear Shout at Thirteen>D. Alright, you'll stay out of the fight for now>E. Something else
Rolled 28, 34 = 62 (2d100)>>1802410Rolling to see how hard tofoo jobs (higher = less jobbing)Rolling to see how hard SOM jobs (higher = less jobbing)
>>1802425>A. What's he talking about? Gero's dead>E. Something elseNow that we have telepathy, might as well at least TRY to read 13's mind.
>>1802425>A. What's he talking about? Gero's dead>B. Attempt to break freeOld fashion way
>>180244013's purely mechanical, that isn't going to work
>>1802451ah well. Good ol' A. B. Then
>>1802425>A. What's he talking about? Gero's dead>B. Attempt to break free
>>1802425>A>Blets rock fuckers
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>1802466
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>1802466k
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>18024661
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>1802466
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>1802477NOTHIN WRONG WITH ME
>>1802480except which post you link to
>>1802471>>1802472>>1802477"What are you talking about?" you demand, struggling against your binds. "Gero's dead!"The Android crosses his arms and chuckles darkly. "Not quite. I can't go into much detail without pissing the old man off, but he's still around, just lyin' low."That shouldn't be possible, you're pretty damn sure you killed Gero yourself not too long ago. Both he and Nineteen should have been sent to the great big scrap heap in the sky. This big blue bastard's gotta be joking, right?As you keep on struggling to free yourself, the Android laughs."You're wastin' your time, kiddo," he tells you. "That stuff's a whole hell of a lot stronger than you are. Fat beast wasn't good for much, but he had one useful technique up his sleeve.">A. Giran.>B. Wait, whose technique is this? You can't remember>C. Shout for Trunks to come cut you free>D. Stop struggling and watch the battle>E. Bear Shout at 13>F. Something else
>>1802503>A.>F. Try the fingers Energy Blades to cut free
>F. Something elseWhat's the coldest place we know of?Kai-Kai there. Should make the gum brittle enough to break.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>1802530:/
>>1802513Why not both?Teleport to Antarctica, and while the gum is freezing we use our finger blades to cut the gum until we can break free.
>>1802556I suppose this might work. Imma support that.
>>1802513>>1802553>>1802556Gonna need another roll, kiddos
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>1802559Don't disappoint our son Trunks!
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>1802559ok
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>1802559Damn missed the vote, that's what I get for going grocery shopping
>>1802569Good job friend
>>1802569That's the GOOD shit right there.
>>1802576thx u too
>Leaving Trunks alone with Super 13 and CellGood job guys. Did you forget where we are?
>>1802591We're rather useless as it is. 13 and Cell won't be giving us a chance to break free, and every second spent not fighting Cell is a losing battle.My other alternative is to headbutt and fight with our feet, but that's just really hard.
>>1802556>>1802513you people are fucking retarded.just expand our ki until the shit explodes like any other dragon ball character.or you know, bear shout
>>1802597I have faith in Trunks to hold off Cell, but not them both at once.
>>1802564>>1802569>>1802570This Red Ribbon redneck doesn't know what he's talking about. You're going to get out of this crap, you just need to be smart about it. You think of a frozen land in the far North, and with a simple phrase, you find yourself there, shaking from the cold as soon as you appear.Hopefully, the freezing climate will brittle up this gum. In any case, you resume trying to maneuver your hands, and manage to fire off a small shot that chips away a bit of the gum.Getting your hands right for more shots proves quite difficult, but as the minutes pass by, you feel the gum giving bit by bit. Soon, you're able to break free.With another uttering of "Kai-Kai" you're able to return to the battlefield, finding a horrific sight playing out before you.Your son's feet are disappearing into the monster's tail, his sword having fallen to the ground below. Thirteen watches with glee as your son vanishes into the monster's body.>A. Rush toward Cell and try to stop it>B. Blast Cell and Thirteen with everything you have>C. See what happens>D. Something else
Ah yes the training didn't matter since SOM was going to railroad anyway by leaving Trunks not being able to handle things by himself for a.couple of minutes, even though Tofoo was in worse situations than this.
>>1802610>A. Rush toward Cell and try to stop it>D. Grab sword, slice tail
Anyone got the image of batman with a huge chin drinking salt?
>>1802610>D. Something elseKai Kai to Cell, use our own ki sword much faster and less time for them to react
>>1802624Did you think this was going to go any other way? silly anon
>Even with a 93, we failed to laser cut away the gum and wasted time waiting to freeze.God dang it all.>>1802645My bad. Meant to support this choice. Deleting my old choice.
>>1802630>thisit was patently obvious that that was going to happen
>Even when we succeed we still somehow fail
>>1802733Trunks was never the disappointment.It was us.
>>1802733Did you forget anon? This is Som's House of Pain and Sadness
>>1802645ThisSo did you at least roll for trunks somewhere else or what?
>>1802754>>1802733guys... post all the images you want. this was the only logical conclusion to our actions. Any other QM on the board would have done the same.we left our son alone with an overpowering enemy and one at par with him.
I'm already having a shitty night and SOM is being a bigger cum-guzzling faggot than usual. I'm not even more mad, just disappointed.
>>1802818not on a 93 they wouldn't good Qm would have had us gone for a minute at best or would have at least rolled for trunks
>>1802859Good QMs care about rolls and scale them appropriate to the situation.
>>1802818>we left our son alone with an overpowering enemy and one at par with him.Is 13 the overpowering one? Cell was on par with us, and Trunks is now on par with us.
>>1802873I'm assuming Cell is much more powerful than 13.or perhaps trunks rolled piss poor behind the scenes.Our 93 got us back in time to help, which we have a chance to do.
>>1802882>or perhaps trunks rolled piss poor behind the scenes.>implying that even happens with this QMSOM is like the writers of Game of Thrones. It isn't "anything can happen;" it's "if it's bad, it will happen."
>>1802818I don't know man. The gum severely limited our options and we got nailed with that pretty quickly. And then a 93 wasn't enough to get out quickly. Really, it seems like the only "winning" move was to bail with Trunks after we got hit. And then we might as well have waited for Goku to maximize our chances.I guess it's time to wait for Goku anyway.
>>1802895The winning option was to Ki explosion the stuff off of us in the first round.failing that, we could have burst it with pure strength while using Bear Shout. since we rolled 93 we would have probably tapped into our god ki and annihilated 13 entirely.it might not have saved trunks, but it would have been more optimal.We've been fucking around trying to create cool new moves because one anon has a hardon for the bear claw move and wants to create it in combat.SOM uses hidden DC's these days.But the point is moot since he appears to have died. Hopefully he recovers and can run again soon.
>>1802904we could also have electrocuted, burned, or simply Ki'd it off. instead we chose to try to use the Kai Kai in a manner it is SPECIFICALLY not intended.FFS touching something is what actually determines what it does or does not include.We JUST had a training arc about getting back to basics, but Anons want to do stupid shit.Which isnt to say write ins are bad, they arent. but some write ins are dumb as fuck.
>>1802904>SOM uses hidden DC's these days.I'm convinced he just pulls it out of his ass when the rolling is over. Or has it set as a constant. Probably 85~90.
>>1802904>>1802915I don't know, Som usually likes it when we're "smart" and "creative", rather than using brute force. The problem is that this is Dragon Ball and the difference between clever and retarded is razor thin. God knows we would've rolled like shit anyway.Also do we actually know any burning techniques?
>>1802904>But the point is moot since he appears to have died. Hopefully he recovers and can run again soon.inb4 he won the Powerball
>>1802961>inb4 he won the PowerballNiggers will shoot him when he tries to claim it, he lives in Pittsburgh or Atlanta or something.
>>1802949Nope, we're only an Electric Type
If som won the lottery do you think he'll quit his job and run for us all the time or abandon us like we did our son?
>>1803041That can be just as bad. >>1803106Yes.
rip som you were a Qm
Rolled 77, 74, 53, 62, 26 = 292 (5d100)rollan
I can't believe Som is fucking dead
Are we free?
Does SOM have a twitter? He just straight up disappear?
>>1803489He has said nothing on his Twitter at all.
Hi,how is it going guys?
>>1803505It was going badly, but then SOM died so now everything is good.
>>1803505oh,I was starting to forget how is a Som quest, great reminder...
>>1803494>>1803507Can't say I'll miss him if he never comes back. We were probably just gonna die anyways.
>>1803511If he does come back he's just going to Avatar Quest Tofoo.
>>1803521Exactly. I don't really see why people still play his shit after that.
>>1803529They tend to be pretty shallow with easy-to-digest lore compared to other fanfiction quests. Not to mention SOM's tick-like persistence.
>>1803546>easy-to-digest loreThat's about the nicest thing I could say about him. Or his persistence that you mentioned. And I hesitate to even call it lore, or to even call his writing writing. 90% of the time it's so minimal and completely devoid of feeling that he might as well be green texting all this shit.
>and then everyone decided to be cunts about it.for all we know someone told SOM "if you feel like killing the MC just drop it for a while then come back."
Why do you guys stick around if you aren't having fun?
>>1803612Why do people rubberneck at car crashes? There was also a point where I enjoyed it, but that was a long time ago. Now I just occasionally skim.
>>1803598>And I hesitate to even call it loreThe only point of divergence is the player character, which can work, but is pretty lazy in general. I'll use Naruto quests as better examples of a fanfic setting done right because I know SOM hates them. Boruto Quest & Future Naruto Quest>I'll just briefly mention these two because they're pretty much entirely OC besides a handful of characters and the core concepts. Which means they're pretty much the exact opposite of this it would be like apples and oranges. Leaf Ninja Quest & Shinobi Quest>Lumping these two together because Wargle didn't have a creative bone in his body and most of the changes are pretty much the same between the two of them. >The addition of the PC is more than just "this person now exists in this universe" they've actually had interactions/an impact (get it?) before the start of the story. >There are other lore changes: no Uchiha Massacre/Nine Tails Attack, the canon protagonist is a departure from how they are in canon. >Other original characters actually reoccur and they're not just canon characters with one or two things changed about them. >What the PC does meaningfully changes the course of events: the progression of the Chunin Exams/the result of the Konoha Crush vs the Namek in this, where major events were canon almost to a T. I didn't even like Country or Wargle but at least they were either more creative or better writers than SOM, respectively.
>>1803612Oh I don't stick around. I just lurk every now and again to see if Som is still Som.I stopped actually following his stuff after the bullshit that was his first attempt at Spirit Detective.
>>1803612 ThisI know 4chan culture is "STOP ENJOYING THINGS I DON'T LIKE REEEEEEEEEE", but damn, some of you lurkers are toxic as fuck
Hey SOM, I realize your probably going through some shit, but could you come back soon so these faggots will fuck off?
>>1803612I like to read about anons bitching because som loves to make sure the worst possible scenario happens even when there's winning rollsSo i'm actually having fun.
>Som possibly dead>everyone still bitchingDamn guys.
>>1803812Are you kidding? Som is busting the biggest nuts in the world over this salt
>>1803989I think maybe you guys hurt his feelings
>>1803639These are good points. I think my major problems with Som's quests are along those lines, as well. I've actually really liked how he's handled the Android saga so far, because I liked that we were able to just throw everything out of whack for a while. This last post notwithstanding, I think this has been a pretty strong saga.The biggest problems I have with Som's quests are the way he handles options, and the way he handles roll results.As far as options go, I legitimately don't understand why he even bothers giving the players dialogue options most of the time. Under most circumstances, there is usually one choice that's clearly superior to the others, or provides Tofoo with the greatest amount of information, and that almost always gets chosen. Alongside those, however, are usually two or three other choices which also make sense, or which are written as though they expand further on that first, optimal choice. Because Som allows players to vote for multiple choices, and because they're framed in that particular way, what usually happens is everyone just votes for everything, or votes for the three or four which all form a cohesive conversation.If you're going to do that, why have choices at all? You could just save choices for when they really, really count, and allow Tofoo to have his already-established voice in cases like this.Combat is the other thing I'm not a fan of, and not because the DC's are high. I don't mind that. The premise of the quest is for this to be an uphill battle for Tofoo, because he's a regular human in a world full of shonen nonsense. The problem is that each success or failure means very little in the grand scheme of things.What I mean by that is it feels like each call for a roll is a snapshot of the fight, and we're rolling to determine how well we perform at each of those snapshots. Each one is a quick-time event in the video game we're pretending to play. Then, once we succeed or fail the quick-time event, we move on to the next one. If we succeeded it, great! We got a sentence about how Tofoo did the cool thing. If we failed, not so great! We get a sentence where the bad guy gets the better of us for a moment, then we move on to the next one. Each of these little snapshots means very little, because unless we fail absolutely catastrophically several times in a row, we're just going to move on to see the rest of them.Every fight carries the impression that we're in it for exactly as long as we need to be, and that our performance hinges almost entirely on the final one or two rolls, instead of it being an advantage to be pressed or won back.
What if Som got caught in a crossfire between all of this recent political bullshit? He's either in the hospital from Nazi/anti-Nazi violence, phone got destroyed, or dead.
>>1804321holy shit, Antifa killed SOM!
>>1803812Yeah, this is pretty shitty. Plus, I'm genuinely worried about the guy, if he could go this long despite people bitching all the time then something had to have happened right? He doesn't seem the type to quit, he's done a shit ton of quests and when he's cancelled he's usually upfront about it. This is....I don't even know, but it's just kind of sad and a little worrying.
>Less than a day>Anons are already suicidalHe'll be back, I guarantee it
>>1804681Worst case scenario is that some salty Anon doxxed Som. Given where he's roughly living and the fact he stated he ended a thread early to witness some riots, he's probably caught the wrong attention.
>>1804321>>1804681I think it's very unlikely that this has anything to do with Antifa. Maybe his internet went out or something. Unless he's actually going to the rallies, which he said he isn't, I doubt they'd even know who he is.
Hi everyone, I'm one of Som's friends and just wanted to let you guys know he's in the hospital. a car crashed into his house and he was sitting at his computer, right at the front of the house. The car didn't hit him directly but the roof collapsed on him and he's in a coma
>>1804776You've gotta be fucking shitting me.That's fucking awful.If it's true
>>1804202>Each of these little snapshots means very littleHasnt Tofoo died like 3 times? Twice because of one shot catastrophically bad rolls?Didn't we ass-blast cooler with a one shot because of crit rolls?I think you are being pretty hyperbolic right here. As someone who was detached from the bullshit, being that I dont read other som quests, and I didn't even start reading the archive until the android saga starts, the consequences and the stakes in these threads has been consistent and nail biting the entire way through.That said Soms dialogue sucks hard boiled ass and that is really the biggest flaw I can find in his style, even in consideration of that last post. We abandoned our sun and we deal with the consequences. We decided to use the god teleport in a shitty poor manner, throwing the fight from trunks' favor instead of just BEAR SCHOOL-ing our way out of it.And before anyone says "Oh so we were supposed to just fight no armed and lose?" Yes to the first part, and no to the second. We know 3 techniques that we can fire off with our arms constricted, and TRUNKS NEEDED USWE COULD HAVE FOOT KAMEHAMEHA, LIGHT SHOT, OR BEAR SHOUTED TO GIVE HIM COVERING FIRE, AND EASILY COULD HAVE BTFO 13 LITERALLY WITH OUR HANDS TIEDBut people chose a bad path, now lets keep going and just fucking wreck this shit.
>>1804833I mean, you're right that those things did happen. But those are particularly spectacular outliers compared to how the fights usually go.
>>1804851I'm not gonna expect something as ridiculous as for a spread of how all the fights so far have gone down, but could you maybe point out one or two examples of what you think the worst offenders are. The way it is, I cant refute anything you are saying, because there is not evidence here to be refuted, just opinion which you are pretty much entitled to.I've said basically everything I can to convince you that isn't just conjecture on what I think you might be referring to. As far as I'm aware nothing really sticks out in my mind as drawn out bullshit except the fight with Jackie Chun, and that was more for effect I think than anything.
>>1804776On one hand, this sounds like something that could happen, and is why my computer doesn't face the street. On the other hand, kind of doubting it. Sorry to hear it either way.
>>1804884I don't really have specific examples off the top of my head. The things I mentioned are both issues I've noticed since I first started reading Som's threads, which was back during Human Quest. And you're right that it's just opinion, ultimately. They're what I personally see as Som's biggest issues when it comes to how he puts together his quests.
>>1804776well if true that sucks and i wish him luck
>>1804776God, that sounds like something that'd happen to Som.
>>1804833You're overemphasizing the relative stupidity of trying to teleport out of the gum. It was a clever sounding idea that would've been lauded as brilliant if we rolled well, but we didn't. And that's the thing: the dice can make the most clever choice look absolutely retarded and the most retarded choice look absolutely brilliant after the fact. We're encouraged to fight smarter, not harder, but the invisible DCs and the swinginess of the dice make it difficult to impossible to tell when we're being clever and creative and when we're being retarded.
Sounds like something he would do like>Hah low roll rock fallsThen again wish him for his speedy recovery or we will never see Toofoo again :(
>>1804776So what kind of world do you think Som just got isekai'd into?
>>1803612I am having fun tho
>>1805130His own quest where he just outright kill MC with our shitty rolls.
>leaving trunks alone for any period of timewho didn't see this coming?
>>1805145In theory, teleporting, get the gum cooled down so it can be broken and then return back shouldn't have taken more than 2 seconds tops, enough to barely affect Trunk's performance.But getting an excellent roll somehow translates into spending several minutes in the cold and return only when Trunks got ass devastated and about to up Cell to perfect level. Such is the way of SOM
>>1805158That's true. I expected better from a 93 roll tb h, but such is somquest.
>>1805116But we rolled a 93. Like >>1805158 said, it's kind of weird that we had a horrible failure as a result of a fantastic roll.
>>1805211Exactly. The result we got could easily pass for being a natural one roll rather than a great success.
>>1805222nah a nat one would be trucker stomping our face in before we could teleport
hi everyone, Som's friend again. different ID since I'm at the hospital with Som's family. No change so far in his condition but I'll try to tactfully get his phone some time tomorrow from his family so I can confirm all this for you guys on his twitter or something so you can all get some closure
>>1805593So, how best do QMs protect themselves from the QM curse? What magic totems should you use to dissipate the terrible wrath?
>>1804776Sounds like som was rolling the dice and got a few nat 1's.Still find it a bit unbelievable at this moment.Is there already a news article out about this?
>>1805593This stinks to high heaven like 7 different ways of absolute bullshitBut I guess we are gonna see huh? Watch the twitter guys
>>1805593Timestamp from the hospital or I ain't believing this shit.
>>1805645I was gonna hunt Google for news articles. Where does he live again?
>>1805695Philadelphia areaOnly finding stuff from July or earlier.
>>1805778>PhiladelphiaSo SOM got Home invaded, Shot, and BLACKED while questing?
>>1804776>>1805593According to his twitter, he liked a post the morning after he suddenly vanished from the thread.https://twitter.com/qmdralo/likes?lang=enGranted, he hasn't done anything since then, but that's still pretty good for a guy in a coma.
>>1804788Here. >>1805593 tried to get his phone, but fucked up and somehow pulled up all his saved porn. From what I heard, his parents disowned him for having all that fat futa porn on it.
>>1806743>It's the "disowned by parents because of porn" excuse.
>>1806743I mean, if he really is in the hospital, this shouldn't be hard to prove. Give us a timestamp. It doesn't even need to be from his phone. Hell, give us a newspaper article detailing the crash.Regardless of whether it happened or not, though, the longer we go without any proof, the more Som just kind of looks like he dodged out of the quest and tried making an excuse for sympathy.
>>1806743SOM doesn't seem the type of person to be into Futa to me.He gives me that whole "Not gay" vibe.There might be any number of degen fetishes, I wouldn't be surprised if he was into violent domination. Not gay fetishes tho.
>>1806743Really dude shit troll
>>1806743I believe it.
did som died?
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>1807856
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>1807856
>>1808135Looks like we're losing another son
>>1808135Still won't pass the DC
>>1808135>Rolling the exact same number we rolled for our last action that apparently failed miserably, except now aimed at Som.What does it mean?! Is Kek trying to tell us something??
>>1808683Som is one with our great green god now, Kek has taken him under his green armsPraise KekPraise Som, Kek JR.
Som will never returnThis time, Som got the Bad End
>>1809156Eh, give it at least two weeks worth of time before confirming the poor dude's fate.It's a coma after all.If it it is true.Then it's shitty luck.
RIP Master Roshi
>>1812175He rolled a 93
Well this sucks...
>>1805593Still waiting for that proof anon.
>>1813502Som rolled a 93 on coma recovery. He didn't make it.
He's alive everybody
>>1814814Shit he rolled a 94
>>1814814Well that's good to hear. Shitposting aside, I'm genuinely glad he didn't die.
>>1814814Well, that's good to hear.
>>1814814Glad to know he's now dead.
>>1814814Thank the heavens
>>1809804Let's all just move here in the meanwhile.
>>1818014No that quest is bad