>>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. Rolls are made AFTER an option wins, not during the voting processI hope everyone has fun.>Current SagaCell Games>>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKbFoWCKvM0
>>2131510Lets have a blast!
"What did you do to him?" you ask Goku in disbelief."I just punched him!" your friend insists. "I don't know what's happening to him, now!""Hahaha!" you hear Cell laugh. "I'm going to blow myself up, now! The explosion will take the entire planet, and everyone on it with me!"He's grown even bigger, and his rage has been replaced by insane amusement. There's a strange, volatile energy surrounding his body, and you find yourself wondering just how much power he'll release."Tofoo, what are you waiting for?" you hear Chi-Chi ask. "Just use that trick you used before and get Krillin out! That should stop whatever this is, right?""Uh-uh!" Cell laughs, wagging his finger. "Trying to tamper with my energy right now would be a big mistake. I could detonate prematurely! That could happen from any kind of jolt, too, in case some of you are thinking of attacking me."You see Lapis, Lazuli, and Piccolo stop charging up attacks, each of them looking furious and fearful."Stop this, Cell!" Goku commands, stepping toward the monster."Too late, Goku!" he declares. "I couldn't stop this even if I wanted to. We're all going to die! So, I guess we can call the Cell-Games a draw, can't we?"Master Roshi steps forward.>A. Ask him what he's doing>B. Tell him to stay back and let you handle this>C. Charge in and try Energy Dispersal anyway>D. Something else
>>2131532>A. Ask him what he's doing
>>2131532>>A. Ask him what he's doing
>>2131532>A. Ask him what he's doingI remember it took cell a few minutes to detotonate, let's let roshi try his thing before tofoo or goku feel the need to play hero (but if we do sacrifice ourself, I say just teleport straight into the sun, since kai kai isn't life energy dependent like IT is. No need to screw king kai over.
>>2131555The sun is not on Earth
>>2131539>>2131541>>2131543"What are you doing?" you ask Roshi as he continues to move toward Cell.He does not answer, but another voice speaks in your mind, that of the Crane Hermit."Listen very carefully, Tofoo," he instructs. "The two of us are going to grab onto Cell, and do what we can to keep his energy suppressed."Roshi reaches into his pocket. "We'll keep him from going off when the Mafuba hits; once he's caught up in that attack, he won't be able to escape, even if he does explode," Shen continues. "He says he can't stop the explosion, so let's imprison him and let him die there."Roshi's hand comes out of his pocket, closed around something."Are you ready?" >A. Yes (help Shen and Roshi)>B. No, that plan won't work>C. Suggest something else>D. Don't stop them, but don't help them>E. Something else
>>2131594>A. Yes (help Shen and Roshi)This way maybe Buu can be in the ToP.
>>2131594>A. Yes (help Shen and Roshi)Cell can't reverse it if he's a blob right?
>>2131594>A. Yes (help Shen and Roshi)
>>2131594>>A. Yes (help Shen and Roshi)
>>2131594>AFor the record, we have other options
>>2131625Hyperbolic time chamber has infinite sizeMr popo knows about the dead zoneGoku can take him to king KaisOr (the hard way) we could release ALL his captured life energy and hopefully revert him so far his suicide attack fails
>>2131625Only one I got is using our ki shield in reverse being enhanced with the others transferring their energy in order to contain the explosion
>>2131638How would you get him in there?Popo does not know how to perform that techniqueHe's never been there, wouldn't know how to lock onto King Kai's energy in that caseWould almost certainly fail>>2131630>>2131616>>2131609>>2131602>>2131599>>2131598ROLL
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>2131649
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>2131649Bulma’s sweet tits
>>2131649I- I had forgotten that... well damn. I guess Goku living through shit has screwed us
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>2131649
>>2131671>>2131655>>2131654Welp, there goes the planet.
>>2131671>>2131655>>2131654Hello darkness my old friend...
>>2131649Wait, don’t we have like a fuckton of spaceships?Picollo’s scrap heap made it to Saturn in seconds
Haha looks like the Earth is fucked because SOM homges everything on rolls.
>>2131716Dude, what the fuck is that from, and does it make sense in context?
>>2131700I'm more puzzled about making us roll against an immobile and harmless target. Literally the only thing he can do now is explode. In before Tofoo's so clumsy that accidentally mafubas the two hermits, somehow
>>2131746Nah the two hermits are there exactly to prevent Tofoo from fucking up.
>>2131746Or he misses the container
>>2131746It's almost literally shooting a fish in a barrel. With birdshot.
Maybe ssj2 godki tofoo fusion could barrier the entire explosion?
>>2131746If this isn't a game over, I'd wager that this is instead about whether or not Cell is still trapped in the jar after he respawns.
>>2131894That reminds me, I get how Cell was able to regen from exploding, but why did he immediately have all his power back as well?
>>2131941Toriyama is a hack.
>>2131941Having both Saiyans cells and Namekian cells is a wonderful combination. He was basically regenerating as he was literally bought back from a single cell. Became one hell of a feedback loop. Regen -> Get stronger because Zenkai -> Stronger regen -> Get even stronger -> repeat
>>2131941Asspull, Toriyama just wrote him coming back with full ki just for the Kamehameha battle. Even though he wasted all of his energy in order to blow up and somehow regenerated with little ki back to full strength.
>>2131955Except Zenkai just raises the ceiling on your maximum power level, you need to actually survive and heal from the massive ass-kicking first.And regen is an immense power-sink.Even if the Zenkai would be enough to restore Cell back to his perfect form, he still would need a long time to recover his strength.
>>2131716So I guess the right call was to not do anything because it's only Tofoo who is outright cursed to suck at everything he tries most of the time.
>>2131998Good thing we are locking him in a void that he now knows people can get out of
I sure hope that if SOM makes Cell return after his explosion, he doesn't asspull him coming back with full heal and maximum ki levels. That's shit that the hack of toriyama would do.
>>2132078Considering the delay, it's possible that Som's insistence on the dice has led him to believe something incredibly stupid must happen.
>>2132091Maybe his ceiling fell on him again.
>>2132096Every time he kills a quest he loses some of his life force.
It's been 2 hours now... Is he ok?
>>2132264Tbh this one was the longest and best quest he's done so far. Might as well end it with a bang than on a whimper unlike his Avatar quests
>>2132273The epilogue must be very big.
>>2132273He's dead Jim.
>>2132304To be honest I really don't know how we could bumble badly enough for Cell to destroy the Earth, in a way that things would have been fine if it was just Roshi and Shen, but I wouldn't put it past him.
>>2132321>I really don't know how we could bumble badly enough for Cell to destroy the EarthFirst time in a SOM Quest eh?
>>2132329More that I can't really think he'd consider that a good way to end a 167 thread quest.
could've just kai-kai'd him and lost a few souls to the ether.
>>2132339He ended an even longer quest in an even worse way.
>>2132354Really? Makes me wonder if he even likes QMing if he just drops quest on a whim like that.
Holy shit I go out for dinner and a movie and you fuckups choose the worst possible options. You dense motherfuckers. Get your lives together. I dont know how SOM has felt with you for the last... Probably 50 threads.
>>2132487Not sure what you think should have been done differently? Like did you have an alternate plan in mind that would actually work?
What the fuck, you guys. Som either went on a drinking spree, or RL suddenly fucked him over again either physically or mentally.
Hey guys, I'm one of SOM's irl friends and he would want me to tell you that he was paralysed from the neck down by a runaway streetsweeper that careened through the wall of his house. He's in the hospital right now, but he can't type or anything, you know.
>>2132487>Older, wiser characters have a plan>So far from canon that it may as well be a personal suggestion from Som>"worst possible option"Get off your high horse. The only thing wrong with the plan was that we rolled low. Bad rolls during a critical moment can make a smart move look dumb, just like how a good roll can make a dumb move look smart.
Maybe Tofoo will return as Newfu!
Sorry guys, computer crashed, we'll have to pick this up tomorrow
>>2132647Just tell us, is the quest over?Or do we still have a shot?
>>2132659You have a shot, although....
>>2132659And spoil the surprise?Besides, he might be posting from his phone in which case he might not have a smug anime image prepared.
>>2132647>pick this up tomorrowSee you in Avatar Quest 4: The Reshittening.
>>2132670I mean, I could continue Earthbender Quest, but most of you folks did not care for the idea
>>2132647Good luck SOM.Worst comes to worst we can restore shit with namekian dragon balls
>>2132676Because the filthy ningen went after not best girl. And we never master making Rock golems that could suplex people.
>>2132930True, true enough
>>2131998I could make up some dumb in setting reason the most fans make to explain away inconsistencies in db, but it's honestly just because toriyama is a comedy writer that likes to write based on the rule of cool rather than any established set of rules in story. He likes to write cool stories in the moment, not establish a universe with established set in stone lore. He even admits to it. It's just something we have to live with I guess.
>>2132676I was all for it actually, I'm not even mad about the ending anymore but it still leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Maybe when this quest ends you can pick it back up, since most anons just want you focusing on one.
>>2133080I guess my quibble is assuming Somnius isn't gonna outright kill us in the next thread, it's something we're gonna have to deal with despite almost never catching a break.Like this quest really made me appreciate just how much of Dragonball Z relied on coincidence/plot contrivance to work out, and it all falls apart if you knock things out of alignment a bit.
>>2133134Oh no joke, goku and the gang are lucky as hell when stuff works out the way it does, even goku admits stuff just works out. Still, I don't think Som will kill with one bad roll after more or less dominating the fight against cell earlier, and even succeeding in pushing him down to his semi-perfect form. He can be unforgiving, but that's a whole other level of bullshit.>>2133135Kek
>>2133148The amount of shit I've had to work around, pull out of my ass, or reach to get a continuing story that the characters can survive with changed circumstances is staggering
>>2133174At least you are getting more creative with this.
>>2133174To be fair, dragon ball is a huge mess. The amount of asspulls in canon is insane.I am honestly surprised tofoo is still alive with thes dice.Because half the shit Goku does would have dcs in the 110s
I would say that the major obstacle in a dragon ball quest is just how much dragon ball relies in powerlevels. Since the Z era, the non movie villains with few exceptions are usually impossibly powerful to the point that every single one of them was defeated through asspulls. Therefore, the quest master by default has to either: Power down how ridiculously powerful a villain is so non-saiyan peope has a chance at it, or give our playable character asspull powers as well. And then there's how this one uses a dice system that as another anon said, it could make smart thinking look like retarded shit with a bad roll or make a really stupid idea look brilliant with a fantastic roll.
>>2133174I feel like the biggest obstacle is that unlike other Dragonball quests, you make things only get derailed for the good guys, while the bad guys have the universe on their side unless it's a movie.Like no matter what we did, Cell was gonna become Perfect and do the Cell Games, get briefly depowered, try to blow himself up, come back stronger than ever, and only then will his plot armor expire.
>>2133355I feel the same thing. Canon villains have some very thick plot armor that makes sure they will do everything they do in canon before they can be killed. I mean, we could've murdered Freezer before he evolved but he got away with it and evolved, the androids could've been defeated before they woke up the other set of androids but they always got away, and in our latest example, Cell effectively got wiped out several times but always got away no matter how hard he got his ass kicked.It's like unless they perform the actions they are fated to do in canon, any success against them is at best a small victory that only hinders them a little and can only be genuinely defeated once they have nothing else to do, then good rolls suddenly are critical hits instead of merely hinder them a little.
>>2133380Said that, it is pretty much predestined that we will fight Buu later unlike how future trunks avoided having to deal with him. My bet is that due the lack of retards like Vegeta, one of the movie villains will get majin'd and will be the one helping to provide energy to buu
>>2133382Personally i'd go with our unique storyline, say that because we brought back all the people killed by king piccolo and earth was once again filled with people who knew how to use energy, and quite a few people with not huge but well above average powerlevels (like ox king) that babidi was able to go for quantity over quality, just seeking out hundred or thousands of fighters, capturing them and slowly draining their energy over time.
I've got a fun prediction that won't come true>Supreme Kai is watching the Cell Games>Sees we're about to get blown up>teleports in with a sleepy, pissed off Beerus who hakais Cell>All is good except Krillin is permadead along with hundreds of earthlings
>>2133208>half the shit Goku does would have dcs in the 110sThat's because SOM artificially inflates the DC in every situation.
>Everyone freaks out>In reality we'll more than likely just not have the control to do what Roshi asked of us.>Tien steps up to the plate>Does what we couldn't>He sacrifices himself in the process.>That gnawing knowledge that Tien is better at controlling Ki than we are.Oooooh, I see Som, it wasn't Goku or Piccolo we should've been worried about, it was Tien!What next, is he gonna' cuck us too!
Assuming we do survive this, is Somnius gonna make the time it takes to learn new moves and shit more reasonable/divide training up into smaller chunks of time?
If we survive this, how will Broly even work? Paragus doesn't have a reason to come to earth if Vegeta is already dead.
>>2133779The Grand Kai or even the Supreme Kai decide to trust us with more advanced duties? Like "If they can beat this guy, then maybe they can really help me against Majin Buu."
>>2133779Paragus wanted Earth because it was a lush, beautiful planet. Killing Vegeta was just a bonus (albeit a wonderful bonus as far as he was concerned).
>>2133792So the only difference is he's not even gonna bother rusing us?
>>2133805Well, he also didn't want to fight on Earth, fearful of turning it into a wasteland
>>2133792...So could he become turned to an ally.I'd be fine with Paragus living on Earth. He seems way more reasonable then other Saiyans.
>>2133808>>2133792>inb4 Paragus tries to kidnap Chichi since she was the one that killed Vegeta and tries to make her his wife.
>>2133928Doesn't he kind of really suck?
>>2133960I mean, he seems smart to me. Not everyone needs to be a fighter.
>>2133928The guy mind controlled Broly, its part of the reason he's so insane.Also enslaved those midget aliens.I'd rather we turn Broly into an ally. I don't know how the fuck we'd acomplish that, but it would be hilarious for sure.
>>2133995Magic. Use a potion to either fix Broly's autism or one to mind control him. Since magic doesn't seem to have the backslash that technology has.
>>2133995>The guy mind controlled Broly, its part of the reason he's so insane.Not saying he's father of the year but he was not a parent equipped to deal with a special needs child who was deeply traumatized. >Also enslaved those midget aliens. They were asking for it >I'd rather we turn Broly into an ally. I don't know how the fuck we'd accomplish that, but it would be hilarious for sure.Me too, and if we turned Paragus to our side, that would be easier as we could take the mind control stuff off without fighting and put Broly in counseling/therapy.
>>2133757nah, mafuba uses life energy.we may succeed, but die in the process
>>2134033Again, sigh...at least we get to talk with the old lady and devilman. Maybe scope some magic and the devilmite beam.
>>2133995>I'd rather we turn Broly into an ally. >I don't know how the fuck we'd acomplish thatMaybe if Goku died to him? That way we can still have SSJ3 and not be quite as fucked when Buu happens.
>>2134144Nah nah, we just use our Guardian shit to help his mind.And kill Paralaladingdong.
I kinda forgot, but how was canon broly? It's been ages since I watched the movie and all i remember is that in his normal form he was rather quiet but then become an unstoppable violence hungry berserker when he become the legendary super saiyan. Is there an off button for his superpowered state?
>>2134171I think it's more that he always sucks, but Paragus just mind controls him into being docile with that tiara.
>>2133960Well he did enslave an entire race to build a fake planet with his army of grunts and his own kid that he basically used as a personal weapon to blow up a huge portion of the universe, and he was going to kill the main cast and take over the earth. So yes, he was a major asshole, and to be frank, trying to befriend him sounds absolutely retarded and immoral.
>>2134194Fair enough. We didn't spare vegeta who was just as much of a horrible unreedemable monster, so we won't give mercy to another asshole.
>>2133995While he was a major asshole that did control his son, he's not actually responsible for Broly being how he is. Broly is a cruel, destructive monster in his own right, paragus basically just kept him in check, point him at his enemies when it suited him.
>>2134171If I remember he was kinda bipolar, either being docile and then shifting to insane murderlust.If Kale can learn to control it, I guess he can too. He just needs motivation to do so.
>>2134217Except the docile parts were artificially induced by Paragus, insane murderlust is what Broly was really about.
So the wiki says this:"Interestingly, in a what-if scenario in Supersonic Warriors 2, Broly loses his memory and becomes more subdued (in a manner much like Goku) and is found by Mr. Satan whom he befriends. Though he later regains his memory after encountering Goku at the World Tournament he and Mr. Satan were participating in and transforms. His memory of Mr. Satan's friendship stops him from killing Goku and destroying the Earth, and it is implied that he managed to learn to how to control his darker impulses, allowing him to live a peaceful life on Earth in a manner similar to Good Buu, indicating that Broly may have turned out differently were it not for his hellish life and the influence of his father. Similarly, another storyline involving Broly, where Broly and Paragus successfully managed to take out the Z-Fighters, had Broly upon conquering the Earth acting as a sort of "defender" of the planet against various threats to Earth such as Cell and Majin Buu, and also has a (comparatively) better relationship with Paragus."Broly confirmed for maaaaybe be able to be turned into a somewhat decent person
>>2134349Because Goku cried. How did he know Goku's Sayian name though?
>>2134217>>2134349Does that makes any one else think of Kori?
>>2134425Because toei is terrible
>>2134421Well i hope that can happen but i doubt it
So is Som running today?
>>2134711If this is how it ends...Meh. I'll be fine with it. We had a good run.
>>2134720I mean, even if did die failing that roll, namekian dragonballs...
>>2134720>Mafuba succeeds>Cell is defeated>we begin to celebrate>Tofu is crushed by rocksThat is how it will end, Moon.
>>2134737True. And I'm always up for Space Adventures.
>>2134720>We had a good run.Did we?
>>2134867No. Especially the Cell arc. It was a cluster fuck and Cell only survived half our encounters through QM ass pulls.
Hey guys, I'm SOM's best friend of 16 years, and I just wanted to tell you that he passed away today peacefully in bed. He was killed when the black tranny prostitute he had paid to take his virginity donkey punched him so hard the AIDS rushed to his brain, giving him a stroke and anyeurism at the same time. I'm sorry you guys had to find out this way, he was always talking about you and saying how he was the best, biggest, and most respected Queue-M on 4chan. I know this is a big loss for your community.
>>2134960Sad existence when you keep shitposting in threads you don't like anon.
>>2134960Hey, we've ALL been there buddy.But he ain't dyin' till I get to bang Bulma one last time.EVERYONE! PRESS F TO REVIVE SOM!F!
>>2135009You remind me a lot of another QM/namefag. Just slightly different. Like a pokemon evolution, or something.
>>2135027Was he handsome and had a huge dick?If so it wasn't me.
>>2135032>Was he handsome and had a huge dick?Probably not, you're just less of a lolicon. Maybe, you seem to be shilling Hinata's sister pretty hard from glances at your quest. >Captcha was cancer center signEven google knows what's up here.
>>2135038I prefer MILFS. Strong, dominant MILFS.Loli's are for bullying.
>>2135046>Loli's are for bullying.Okay, you might be the same guy.
>>2135052Who? WHO IS MY KINDRED BROTHER?!
>17 being a boss>next episode is Gohan being a badassAt what point will Frieza fuck over Goku?
>>2135136We have three more months of this arc.
>>2135136Soon, apparently, because I think he's going to get knocked out by Vegeta. Or Vegeta is taking him out himself after Frieza tries some underhanded bullshit.
>>2135136During the wish granting, but it might be played as joke with after he finds out he can't steal the wish since it needs to be spoken in the language of the gods.
>>2135171>Frieza fucked over by the same trick againWell this is the arc of “reuse moments from the entire canon and noncanon past of the series,” so maybe.
Since we failed the roll would it be possible to redirect the blast at us? It'd be better for us to die than the earth. Don't want to fuck up on the first day of the new job
It's okay, we'll just go to otherworld, find Whis and have him turn back time. No consequences.
>>2136450Whis isn't in Otherworld, he's outside the Universe like Supreme Kai.
>>2136985Shitfuck... well, hopefully we live a meaningful afterlife.
I can't believe Som is fucking dead.
>>2138894Don't worry in 2 weeks or in 2 months he will be respawing
>>2138894This is som we're talking aboutand it's been a few days at most, it'll be fine anon
Maybe TWO houses fell on him this time
Redpill me on the recent SOM shit. I don't participate but I played Human quest (wew lad) I saw the suptg description and was curious.I noticed you are in the Cell Saga. Is Cell still SOM's husbando?
>>2139791You should have SEEN the asspulls to keep Cell alive until he reached final form. But, to be fair, asspulling our way out of a fucking Mafuba jar was way worse.
>>2139791what always happend in a SOM quest. We rolled in a critical moment in a prompted option that he offered but we rolled low.So SOM got mad and killed himself.Also yes Cell is still his husbando.
>>2139805>>2139811I think this is the inherent problem with Dragonball quests. Killing a major villain off easily or early due to player agency (metagaming or otherwise) can be a nice payoff but it's ultimately unsatisfying in the DB setting. On the flipside retarded asspulls to keep them alive and robbing players of their agency or making their agency mean jack shit is even worse.DB strives on back and forth battles that push the MC to their limits but ultimately succeed (via the occasional asspull transformation but that's another matter). Emulating that while maintaining player agency along with the wishy washy RNG of dice rolls and not blatantly railroading is pretty damn tough.Then throw in Goku and the others into that mix cause you decided the [Self insert thrown into Main canon] quest is what you wanted to write makes things even more limited cause you are bound by those canon characters powers and limitations when you could have gone full OC and made your own rules.
>>2139805Didn't we roll, like, a 100 against Cell when he was in his first or second form, blew him to smithereens and SOM revived him?I try not to get mad at any of the QMs because I can't imagine the headache running for a mass of anons can be... But that was bullshit. Cell should have been dead from that. SOM could have just taken a week or so between thread to tweak his notes and figure shit out. There's no reason Cell should have been able to recover from that.Also, I just hate Cell in general...
>>2139830See, this is why I enjoyed Earthbender Quest. Wasn't tied down by anything beyond basic setting continuity (e.g. no metal bending before Toph, avatar spirit isn't killed, etc.). There was real potential there if it hadn't derailed so hard. Though, I suppose that's evidence enough that it had its own problems, isn't it?RIP Sei. He never scored.
>>2139830I think it's time I step in here for a bit while i'm still on the downtime from post Cancer scare.Rolls for fights, especially a series that depends on and has hundreds of fights, demands that you not have one or two rolls for a fight. There should be a positive and negative modifier depending on factors such as combat advantage or exhaustion and the like. While yes it does prolong engagements and could be seen as 'padding' you do get the back and forth that can see sudden defeat or rapid victory depending on the dice; But also in the middle you get fights that can be truly legendary and back and forth.As for Plot, that's more SOM wanting to stick to the cannon than anything else. I'm not shilling my quest here for good reason, however there is plenty of ways to handle events such as cell or other major bosses without having to throw the MC directly into it because we need to be there in order to experience the saga.But then again, that's just my point of view.
>>2140081The thing is as far as we can tell there are never modifiers and since som never tells us the do anymore it seems like we only succeed on a really good roll even if it should be incredibly east.
>>2140086Well, that is again on SOM's Part. I'm not here to criticize or lecture what I think is fair or makes sense, i'm just putting out what my system is and what i've been using for my DB Quest
>>2140089And, as an addendum, what I think would be a very helpful and/useful way to combat the issue you guys are currently running into in quest. But again, i'm not here to start trouble, i'm a reader just like the rest of you
>>2140090For what it's worth, having played in both, I tend to prefer your way of doing things over how SOM does things.That said, rolls aren't the main thing I get frustrated over, and this arc has actually turned around quite a lot since the start of the Cell Games; it's not perfect, but I've genuinely enjoyed how things have been handled for the last few threads.
>>2139830To be fair, railroading is something every qm has to do in their quest to an extent. Giving too much freedom to players in a quest requires a lot of criativity for a QM to live up to, and personally i think Som has done a lot of cool changes to the canon story.But this is DBZ. You can only go so far at avoiding railroads considering the ridiculous powerscaling during the Cell and Buu saga.That being said, he could have handled the rolls better than ''you did good but he ran away lmao''
>>2140231Didn't expect to see you here Dust.You running this week?
>>2140235I've been lurking the quest ever since the King Piccollo arc, so you could say he inspired me to do a quest myself.I think i can run by the weekend, my classes aint starting until February so after i'm done with my errands i'll have plenty of time to work on the quest.
>>2140231>To be fair, railroading is something every qm has to do in their quest to an extent.That's why I put 'blatantly' in spoilers. There should be an attempt to hide the tracks a little.
>>2140231>But this is DBZ. You can only go so far at avoiding railroads considering the ridiculous powerscaling during the Cell and Buu saga.I'd actually love to see a quest which did away with the absurd power scaling after Frieza. Dude's supposed to be the strongest in the universe, then he's made into a joke almost immediately after he's beaten. Maybe he really is the strongest in terms of raw power, and Cell makes up the difference by actually being a good fighter or something. Or just add sagas between them to make the androids' absurd power creep not as big a deal.Although to be fair, the only reason the android/Cell sagas lasted more than about ten minutes was because of an absolutely ludicrous number of ass-pulls all in rapid sequence from Toriyama. It would be hard to fix the arc without just changing the whole arc; which, honestly, is probably a good idea for any future quests. Maybe it's just me, but this quest really demonstrated why I don't like these sagas. And almost none of it is even SOM's fault; the arcs are just like that. They rely on no one being able to take full measures against the villains, so the arcs' lifespans are way longer than they otherwise would be. In my opinion, future QMs would probably be better off just coming up with something new.
>>2140400I mean, if you want to talk with some mixing up the story stuff Bardock is alive in Caff Chronicles
>>2140400Indeed, the Z saga is pretty bad about it, progressively introducing the strongest being ever except that there's somebody stronger nearby except that somebody even strong than the one stronger than the strongest warrior ever appears out of nowhere. It introduced way too fast people who can destroy planets effortlessly and things only got even more ridiculous with the advent of newer villains. And with super, shit got so ridiculous that goku and the villains are on the level of being capable of blowing galaxies just by exchanging blowsThere's also the powercreep that is super saiyan. Back in original dragon ball, there wasn't such thing as zenkais or super saiyans, so everybody could potentially be awesome, but in Z shit escalates so hard that if a QM wants to keep non saiyajin characters competitive, they too need to get bullshit power ups as well, like with Tofoo's god ki. Or alternatively nerf or get rid of super saiyajin forms.
>>2140515There are also other ways to stack up, especially if you are human. See the issue is that we are looking at is "Power=Ability" which isn't always the case. Sometimes power itself is a weakness. The Problem, I believe fundamentally isn't the power that people gain or are compared to; It's the way that they are written. The Gain in power, the way it shapes a character is honestly the most important. If you give a human character a boost to the point that they can stand up to the likes of Cell or Frieza it has to FEEL genuine. You're someone who has either been on the sidelines or a secondary character that now has a that ability to DO SOMETHING.I dunno, just me; But if you finally are given the power to do something, I think a character would have quite the trip, don't you?
>>2140571Indeed. But that doesn't really negate my point about how non saiyans needs bullshit power boosts to stay relevant, and no matter how you spin it, it will always feel like an asspull. I mean, even nowadays people have serious issues accepting that a red ribbon scientist could create robots and enhanced humans stronger than Freezer, as super saiyan being a thing set the bar too high and sadly, Dragon ball gradually become a show about raw power over skill despite that skill mattered on its early years. Hell, even a gimmick as OP as time stop can be defeated just by being buff as fuck.
>>2140587I've actually been taking this break from the cancer scare to work on this. My writing partner and I actually went through and did the math and multipliers to power levels just to get a rough idea. In addition so far we have a way that we scale as a human completely fine until we hit Super Saiyan; However we are working on it.
>>2140639Yeah. Super saiyan is pretty much the dealbreaker and THE obstacle that QM have to face sooner than later when they deal with the Z era. Even giving everybody access to Kaioken isn't enough to compare with the boost of super saiyan and if they took it to SS levels, they would end up completely burned in a second. In this quest in particular, Tofoo had to pretty much evolve Kaioken into something stronger and much less taxing to stay up to date and later retorted to things like fusion and god power ups to handle things that the yet to be seen SS2 stage could handle without problems.It doesn't help that Goku trains a hella lot more than anyone else in canon, so we cannot use an excuse like humans having a higer base power than the saiyans to compensate the differences
>>2140658Well if you've been reading you've noticed that there's been some strange spirit dreams we've been having.More or less the completion of this journey will give the MC access to a whole tree of boosts and the like that will result in being able to keep pace at least semi-naturally.
>>2140658you could just make them use kaioken times 50and before you say anithing remember the stronger you are the more strain your body can handleit's why goku is able to go times 20 and not die
>>2140679I liked it back when we did high level Kaioken more then kumaken or god mode the fact it had a downside made it seem more real
Jeebus, either Som got a meltdown knowing that there's no way to salvage what'll happen without making it an asspull the size of the planet or real life has screwed him over yet again.>>2140737The problem was that Kiaoken can only go so far before you're basically killing yourself to even stand a chance to a Saiyan. And with how crazy power levels kept growing, there's no way trying to make a human be almost as strong as Goku in your base form is a good idea either.Hell, Tofoo trained his ass off, and he can only just keep up through sheer technique and ki control to punch waaay above the weight class. Goku and the others still have way more raw power on top of further potential. I'm amazed that we stopped it from becoming primarily "The Goku show" for as long as we did.
>>2140216>I tend to prefer your way of doing things over how SOM does things.You would be hard-pressed to find a QM worse than SOM on the technical level on /qst/. >>2140677>strange spirit dreamsDreams aren't a good writing tool desu, unless there's a good reason for them and they make sense in context. And that's not how psychics work in Dragon Ball. >>2140844He'll just make a quest with the same number as this one and pretend this never happened. Just like last time. >The Goku showAnd to think SOM want(ed?)s to take this into Super.
>>2141103>Dreams aren't a good writing tool desu, unless there's a good reason for them and they make sense in context.If the MC were to eventually become the God of Destruction, that would be a decent way of it making sense.
>>2141142I thought that was because they were the God of Destruction, not that you have to be a psychic to become the God of Destruction. Does Toei even remember that Frieza is psychic?
>>2141103To be fair, the tournament arc has let non-Goku characters shine. Krillin outsmarting the blind fighter, Rossi eliminating multiple fighters, Tien taking care of the sniper, 17 and 18 getting multiple chances to shine. So going to Super, especially the Tournament of Power it isn’t just straight power, outside of Jirran.
>>2141103>>2141167Zamasu stuff would be interesting what with Tofoo having God Ki.>>2141148What if Frieza aims to replace Beerus?
>>2141167To be fair,most of their opponents were C list shitters, barely above being mooks and that therefore were roughly on their same level, with 17 and 18 getting B list shitters who were goku and vegeta's sloppy seconds from when they were fooling around fighting at base and SS1 form. It was still all about power, it's just that technical fighters like krilling could show off more against people just as weak as them but below their level in combat experience.
>>2141103If you have read the quest (I have no idea if you have) there is context for why it happens, dear annon.
>>2141215Sorry, I only read quality quests.
>>2141306You do you, Eye of the beholder and all that.
>>2141306>I only read quality quests>19 posts in a SOM questpick one
>>2141312I only read SOM's quests ironically.
>>2141321So you're going with the pic related response I see
>>2141321>reads quests ironically>ironicallyWow that's gay
You guys do realize that, the longer this threads takes to die out, the longer will be the time that SOM won't come back right?
>>2141306>>2141321>backpedaling this much>moving the goal posts right after being called out
Speaking from experience, letting your players have free reign leads to fun stuff.It also leads to a majority of them wanting to fuck their sister. So you take the good with the bad.>>2141180>What if Frieza aims to replace Beerus?Doubtful, because he'd still have Whis watching over him. I'd say Vegeta would be the better choice.
>>2141894So he's lazy then...
>>2140658>>2140679its important to note that most of the issues inherent to dragon ball are the result of shitty writing.in the early series tactics and technique were just as important as power level.but then Z rolls around and the writing gets lazy as fuck. suddenly the ONLY way to beat anyone is to somehow become strong enough to curb stomp them.its just an endless series of oneupmanship curb stomps leap frogging over one another.Honestly SOM has done a better job keeping the characters relevant than the series ever could.because the series could easily be adapted into a play called Waiting For Goku.
>>2142103>in the early series tactics and technique were just as important as power level.why do you tell such liesalso it seems like EVERYONE forgets that all the charachters beside goku realy slack of on their trainingthe only one who doesnt is tien but only has shitty moves
>>2142103Yeah, that's one severe issue Z had that only become even worse with super. It is all about the powerlevels and powerlevels even affects things that shouldn't be affected by powerlevels like magic and reality manipulation.>>2142107>Ten>Shitty movesDude, The kikohou is the strongest technique in the entire series. Even going as far as super nothing outside cheating and borrowing the power of others with the genki dama matches the sheer overwhelming power of a kikohou. A shame that the hack of toriyama forgot about that and instead of being the huge single use ultimate finisher it used to be it was nerfed into be a move that can be spammed to hell and back but is nowhere close to what it used to be back in dragon ball. And then he also has things like multiplication, four arms and the classic Dodonpa is a better ranged beam that the kamehameha considering it can be both fired instantly or charged, travels way faster than the kamehameha and due being concentrated power in a thin line, it delivers heavy damage in a localized area plus the piercing power it has
>>2142107Problem was for Tien was he never trained the way any of the Saiyans did. He trained on regular Earth conditions, and with Chiaotzu (the weakest Z fighter).If he truly took his training seriously, he'd have sparred with the likes of Goku and Piccolo to really max those gains. At the very least, he should've used gravity training.
>>2142113>this much try beam wankingit literaly kills you it + it has never defeated ANYONE except maybe in super i dont watch that garbageand even if try beam as good that would be ONE (1) move out of however many he has
>>2142084It's SOM we are talking about. Of course he is lazy
>>2142143i think your missing the point.the fact that tien was relegated to sich a minor role is symptomatic of the problem.we see a lot of awesome moves in the cell/android saga. improved tri beam, hellzone grenade etc.but due to shitty shonen writing the only reason those techniques exist is to prove how oh my god hes unstoppable strong the enemies are.And that works, if the technique is already established. when cell no cells the destructo disk its a powerful "we are all fucked" moment.when the android tanks picollo's hellzone grenade it just makes picollo look weak.that type of shit combined with infinite transformation wank really dragged dragon ball downbut what if everyone in the DB universe had a potential cap that was a percentage of the universally available ki? and once you hit that cap that was it.
>>2142114Tien wasn't married with Bulma and jas way to much pride to do it. Fucking mutant.
>>2142147The only thing i want to know is if Tien will finaly stop being a little bitch. I didn't forgot his little spams when we sugested a strategy and the fucker said we were ordering him.Stupid three eyed mutant.
>>2142147Admittedly him no selling the Destructo Disk was probably the biggest "oh fuck" moment of the entire series for me. Even Buu being able to tank Vegeta's "final" attack wasn't as poignant because it kinda' got spoiled a bit when it became obvious how Buu's body worked.With Cell though? You honestly thought all they had to do was get the drop on him.Sadly it also marked the point in the series for me where, it didn't matter how cool the attack was, if the other guy had a higher power level he was going to be fine.Kind of makes me wonder what would happen if Tofoo developed a God Ki Desructo Disk.
>>2142155honestly SOMNIUS made me hate cell
>>2142103>Honestly SOM has done a better job keeping the characters relevant than the series ever could.Honestly every QM that deals with main canon usually does that.It usually leads to cast bloat.
>>2142158There are two constants with SOM quests and none of you should be surprised now.1. Cell will always get a Sominus handjob and the strongest plot armor in DBZ Quests2. Avatar Quest MCs will have an intimate relationship with rocks.
>>2142155Tofoo is already suffering of great techniques being defeated by raw power. His Ki blade, despite being incredibly deadly and efficient, is easily beaten by enemies who are stronger or are blessed with thick plot armor, just like it happened to the kienzan in canon. Hence why we don't always go for the ki blade despite it is pretty much Tofoo's ultimate move.
>>2142169>Avatar Quest MCs will have an intimate relationship with rocksThe first one got killed by a knife, but he's still 2 for 3. Didn't his Sith Apprentice get mashed by rocks?>>2142155It was also a tremendous asspull. It wasn't established the kienzan couldn't cut people magnitudes above you, in fact, it cut Freeza when Krillin, who was only around Vegeta's level on earth used it on him. It went against precedent.
>>2142170Honestly I would love to upgrade it to Vegito tier. We have Genki Dama now but I'd love for Tofoo to get another finisher like that fire technique we saw at the kai party.
>>2142175Let's just get hit with the genkidama.
>>2142174>It was also a tremendous asspull. It wasn't established the kienzan couldn't cut people magnitudes above you, in fact, it cut Freeza when Krillin, who was only around Vegeta's level on earth used it on him. It went against precedent.Krillin used that on, what, 2nd Form Frieza? That put Frieza at 1 million, and Krillin at the time was I think 75,000. So Krillin was about 7.5% as strong as Frieza at the time. Insane, but something like the Destructo Disk could cover the difference, especially if Frieza wasn't anticipating it.When Krillin used the Destructo Disk on Perfect Form Cell though? Krillin wasn't even a percent of a percent of Cell's power at the time.It's like comparing a wooden board to an iron bar. You can, through training and hard work, actually break that wooden board with your bare hand. There's no way that's happening with an iron bar.
>>2142186I doubt that being stronger somehow makes the kienzan be sharper, so it is a technique that should be effective in any powerlevel range, just like how the genki dama is effective even if a shitter uses it so long it gets enough donations.
alright guys. Ive got a solution, but you are not going to like it.the mafuba is going to fail. likely Cell's power is so high that normal materials break when hes mafiba'd into them. after all fusion tofu/trunks broke out.however, we might still have time to try one thing.the black star dragon balls.iirc they still exist and Popo knows where they are hidden.if Shen, Roshi, and Tofoo all focus on delaying Cell's explosion they might be able to buy enough time for popo to make a single wish."i wish that the earth and everyone on it except Cell and Dr. Gero will be restored after Cell explodes."Yes this means we have to deal with GT2 electric boogaloo. But at least we save the earth and have a great excuse to encounter Broly.
>>2142196>Cell's power is so high that normal materials break when hes mafiba'd into themBullshit, it was working on Zamasu before Goku hurr durr forgot the tag.
>>2142199then Tofoo missed the receptacle.dont forget Tofoo also demonstrated to cell that it was possible to break free.
>>2142196>earth's guardian>leaving earthIt's like you don't want the job. We send the kids, Lapis, Lazuli, Yamcha to collect the balls and once they fail and die for Bry in space and he comes to earth we face him
>>2142199You do realized you just gave us the answer? Tofoo most likely forgot about the tag and that was what fucked everything.
>>2142202>then Tofoo missed the receptacleWith Roshi and Shen holding a Cell in place and Cell being such a big fat target?
>>2142210Tofoo isn't retarded though. And him or Piccolo can just materialize it.
>>2142208Nah, I assumed Tofoo would have to stay behind.which is fine, the other guys need opportunity to build themselves up.the only other options for dealing with explodo cell would be sticking him in a space ship and flying him away, asking everyone to give Tofoo their energy and trying to contain the blast with ki shield, or using kaikai to flee.that having been said, as long as new namek exists we can recover even if eveyone on earth dies.just have king kai ring up namek and ask them some favors...of course New Namek is likely Cell's second stop after earth
>>2142210>go to seal Cell>the tag Roshi stuck on is a coupon for a free "massage"
>>2142212>>2142213Then Roshi was the one to fuck up but in the heat of the moment Tofoo didn't notice this:>>2142216
>>2142151He's even more of a little bitch in Super. He forces a stalemate with a no-name jobber enemy; a dude Goku and Vegeta were beating by throwing boulders at him.When Goku is trying to think of people to bring along for the tournament, he literally forgets about Tien until he's reminded of him, and even then he only visits Tien's dojo because Roshi is there, and he wants to ask Roshi to come along.
Holy fucking shit this Quest is still alive?
>>2143698Anons need answers.
>>2143698>>2143909If you can call this living.
>>2142175hmm, when goku used the spirit bomb's energy he could use the dragon fist, at least in movies. Maybe Tofoo can use the spirit bomb to create a vegeto/super trunks tier spirit blade? That'd be pretty cool. I'd also want to see if we can upgrade the technique to give it the long range slashes that zamasu's variation could do.
>>2142196>black star dragon ballsno
>>2143971No star dragonballs. There's only 2 of them. Usually kept in fleshy sacks attached to a dragons lower body under the penis. Make a wish.
>>2143909Answers to what?>>2143914I stopped following a while back, I'm still amazed that it's still going, although maybe not at the same level as before.
Whoever Archived Bless you.I would hate to see this end result be buried and ignored.
>>2144508Compared to his other Quest, I'm surprised that this is still kicking. It was one of my favorites right net to Earthbender Quest.
>>2144465Hopefully someone won't brigade the score of this one up. How is the last time this happened at +1 with 19 votes?
>>2143971You have a better idea?
Is Som kill?
Rise SOM! RISE!
>>2146923Hopefully. >>2147196Don't you have a better quest to be running?
Just in case SOM never comes back to this and Tofoo is gone forever, I just wanted to say I had a lot of fun with you anons. Even during the stupid shit like low 93s, acid spitting aliens and detective Tofoo. Winning that last tournament was probably the most fun I had in here, and trolling Frieza.
What were the best moments in this quest, perhaps the movie villain slaying?
>>2150968>>2150953honestly the most fun i had with this quest was when it was just talking wich is why the detective stuf and the special chilly were so fun to me
>>2150953I loved this quest. Its been an honor.
>>2150968The 100 against Cooler and the one were we manage to create the ki-blade. Not forgetting us stomping Reccome
>>2150968Winning the tournament, coming back from our first death, and beating garlic jr with Piccolo.
RIP SOM and RIP this questit was fun playing with you guys
Do not go gentle into that good nightOld age should burn and rage at close of day;Rage, rage against the dying of the light.Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
>>2150968Romance with Bulma, Posing with the Ginyu Force and watching the prince of all jobbers get killed by ChiChi.It's sad to see such a comfy quest end in a wimper, we've had good and bad moments along the way, but Tofoo unfortunately met it's end due to it's QM liking to punish his players a bit too much.
>>2152757I know, right? Som could have at least confirm that the Earth was done for, instead he either finally reached a complete meltdown/burnout, or real life has gotten him killed.
Say nice things about Som. I liked that he didn't jerk us around in the beginning about Bulma being an actual option for lovin'.I liked that he gave Chi Chi of all people the prize of killing Vegeta.I like that he actually let us develop our own fucking sweet version of the Kaioken. I like that, when we made stupid decisions, he followed through on them.I like that Som was just a cool dude in general.Come back Som, we miss you.If not I'll just make my own Dragon Ball Quest with Blackjack and Hookers.
>>2153908You can always hijack this quest.
>>2153908>he didn't jerk us around in the beginning about BulmaSo? He was a waifu enabler, that's bad. >Chi Chi of all people the prize of killing Vegeta.Tofoo jobs again. >own fucking sweet version of the KaiokenThat's still dirt next to SSJ. >made stupid decisions, he followed through on themOr when we rolled anything under 95, or when we did something he didn't like. >Som was just a cool dude in generalGif related. >I'll just make my own Dragon Ball QuestBecause there aren't enough DB quests already. Why not just hijack this one?
>>2154445And yet you continue to browse the thread, so much for reading ironically.
>>2153908Som is a hack
>>2154491I promised myself I would see it through to whatever conclusion it reached. Saying I only read it ironically was being ironic :^)
>>2150968When Tofoo came back from training with Kami, Oolong and Lapis were teasing Bulma. Also when Goku was mind controlled and Tofoo was revived and kisses Bulma before a chaotic battle, it was fucking awesome, not to mention the pastebin of the events leading up to that fight.
>>2154868Thought of some more, dropping the weights in the 2nd WMAT against Yamcha, along with the fight against Goku. Freiza vs Trunks was great as well, the battles with the Ginyu force, Yamcha vs Piccolo at the end of the Saiyan saga, hell the last WMAT was great from start to finish.
>>2154568This isn't reddit
>>2152757>a comfy quest>QM liking to punish his playersHoly cognitive dissonance Batman. Call this quest what you want, but it was the opposite of comfy.
My only regret is not having the chance to plant Tofoo's God seed into Bulma so we could raise God Ki Bra.And dying.
>Yfw som can't update because he was in the Tofooverse so when Earth exploded he and his pc died with it
Is anyone willing to continue running this quest if som doesn't come back?
>>2155981I'd rather leave this quest as it is, and this board is kind of oversaturated with DB quests anyway
>>2155981I've thought about It, but I've also never ran a quest before. Only DM'd for my asshole friends.
>>2155981No sorry, this quest has gone on way too long to just hijack it like that, it wouldn't feel right. Besides, you all are acting like som hasn't died and come back before, multiple times at that, I am almost 100% sure he'll come back like he always does.
>>2156765Som would've usually left a notice for us that he'll be done or be gone from doing quests for a while. This time he's just gone AWOL.
>>2156844>Som would've usually left a notice for usHe didn't do that for his first Avatar Quest or when is """roof fell on him""".
>>2156844Nah just remeber the shitstorm that happend when Cell almost absorvet Trunks when we managed to roll a high number on the dice.He went away for a while then came back and retconned the whole thing. He didn't gave warning just let him watch more super episodes then he will come back.Might take some time with holidays on the horizon.
Som bro, just retcon it and have us do another roll or whatever, it's not a big deal.
>>2157424>just let him watch more super episodesMaybe if he's more retarded, he won't be as mean. Good line of thought. >>2159175>have us do another rollThere's no reason to have a roll here, you should know this, there aren't a ton of rolls in your quest.
>>2155010All qms take some enjoyment in seeing players fail DCs depending on the situation, it's normal. Som just took it too far sometimes, with this thread being the worst example.And dont pretend that we didnt have any chill moments during this quest either, we could make about a dozen threads on the downtime sessions alone.
SOM's gonna SOM
>>2159839>this thread being the worst exampleLook him up in the archives, there are at least ten even worse examples of him sniffing our panties of despair.
Has som said anything in any social network? Or he legit disappeared without any traces left behind?
>>2162241Nothing on his Twitter, but honestly, ignoring twitter is pretty easy.
>>2162241Has anyone tried contacting him on twitter?
Hmm, why is the thread not bumping up anymore? Isn't the autosage limit at 300 posts normally? Unless, someone saged this thread? Did Som sage his own thread?!
>>2163326300 posts or if the thread 3 days old
>>2163359>300It's a lot higher than that, IIRC it's 750.
It's been almost 2 weeks and not a single peep from a guy that's at least said something every few days at the longest. Quest's dead, Jim.So this is how Som goes, not a bang, but a ghosting whimper. I can only assume he had one final burnout that made him too frustrated to continue on anymore. Not even telling us he's burned out only reinforces just how bad it must be.Well gentlemen, it's been a crazy ride. Som may not have been the best QM, but by god he was the most fucking dedicated QM I've seen. The number of quests he ran for strangers on the internet for their and his entertainment was absolutely absurd. When he still ran Human Quest on /tg/, the sheer number of anons there made it insane to keep up with and rather magical.It's been an honor to participate in these quests with your crazy lot. The salt that came from suspiciously railroady moments and whenever we kept rolling low was probably enough to fill a supermarket. Hope you lot find a new quest to fill the void, or new sources of shitposting to keep the lulz going.
>>2166826Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay
So how about them training rolls huh guys?
As fucking gay as was som's sadism and railroading, i'm going to miss his quest.