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    1.31 MB Quests Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:07 No.16897653  
    What makes a good quest thread?

    I've been reading over past quests and taking notes, because I really like the idea, but have never started one and am daunted by failure.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:09 No.16897675
    Well, action, with lot of interactive and a good dm who can adapt the ideas.

    And if the quest it's well written and it's interesting much better.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:11 No.16897684
    The best quest threads have almost invariably been run by drunk people, too drunk to care that /tg/ is being just as nonsensical as usual, but not drunk enough that their ability to write creatively and with proper grammar is impacted.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:13 No.16897712
    >And if the quest it's well written and it's interesting much better.

    Would posters be willing to sacrifice speedy responses in exchange for more detail? I mean, that's really a specific question, better answered by the posters of the thread, but to the best of your knowledge, perhaps?


    I live by nonsensical. And by the seat of my pants.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:15 No.16897724
    First, something for people to WANT to play. Some gimmick that gets them wanting to play.

    Viable rewards are always good. Random number sheets only draw in so many. Performing a kick ass feat and getting a reward short after? Keeps people coming back.

    Good characters and plot are needed as well. Need that supporting cast and backdrop to lure people in.

    Simplicity. Use one dice, stick to it. Don't have endless number sheets (Sometimes) Make it easy to keep track of the progress.

    Scheduling. Same time, same place, every week. People will mark their calenders to make sure they can join if you do it right.

    Do not be afraid to fail. Unless you strike gold, you will fail a few quest threads before you finally get a keeper.

    Player input. Most vital thing to the story, they are why you are running a quest, not writing a story. Regardless of what they say, do it, provided you get a majority vote. Wackiness is !!un!!

    Drawings. If you got a friend who can draw, can draw yourself, or would put your scribbles up to the test, do so. Visualizing is a lot easier with pretty pictures!
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    This is exactly what I needed to hear. Thanks. I will be keeping your post stickynoted on my desktop.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:16 No.16897740
    Read Mutant Quest, Empire Quest, Vagrant Quest, and the recent Inqusiquest for inspiration.

    The best thing to do is to have a dice rolling system, to merge suggestions, and to establish a consistent character for the quest persona early on.

    Ignore "HURR DURR FAP" unless it's arguably in-character and supported by a lot of at least decently high rolls. That said, ignore rolls if they're obviously terrible suggestions and there's an alternative with a close roll that's more sensible. Also, consider limiting rolls to the first three or five or something.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:18 No.16897754
    >>What makes a good quest thread?
    Whatever just make it 40k related. From there it's a walk in the park.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:19 No.16897763
    Well depending on the quest, perhaps. I run TG quest, and generally I try to wait ten minutes at least before moving things to give everyone in the thread a chance to weigh in. If it's a big decision, I give more time. And while I wait, I type up as much quest text as can be made without a solid decision in Word. However, this approach doesn't always work, I saw an anon flip his shit while waiting 30 minutes for the LoveQuest dude to respond in that quest.

    That being said I've seen some successful quests do short but speedy responses and some do slow but detailed responses. So perhaps it's just a question of how it all comes together.

    It seems to help if you can draw or doodle your own graphics, most notably in BooneQuest, but also in things like last night's LoveQuest. I've been thinking of experimenting with some MS Paint stuff.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:20 No.16897771

    Glad my input could be of use.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:21 No.16897785
    Also remember that if you include a female character /tg/ will generally try to fuck it, and if none are provided attempts to construct one may very well be made.

    This is not exclusive to humanoid characters, nor even mammals. At one point /tg/ was directing a giant crab in its conquest of the ocean, as well as its creation of a crab/shrimp/lobster harem.

    should probably make a list of /tg/ rules for quests

    "Rule 7: given the means /tg/ will attempt to conquer everything."

    and its corollary "Rule 8 if the means aren't available /tg/ will endeavor to acquire them."

    something like that.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:21 No.16897787
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    I feel like I understand what you guys mean. You want fast paced posts for the action and perhaps slower, more detailed posts the rest of the time, to be informative and suck players in.

    Am I going the right way here?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:25 No.16897823
    Interesting characters, good dialogue, and upward mobility. The last part is very important, the feeling of accomplishment that comes from gaining something can keep people hooked. Doppelganger Damacy was a good example of this.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:27 No.16897843
    It depends, the quests are many of the kind. There is no "tried and true recepie" for a Quest thread. There were drawquests where drawfags drew EVERYTHING and there were minimal details and there were full text quests. There were slow ons and fast ones. All types had successes and failures.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:29 No.16897869
    RTS quests, resource management quests, it's all good

    Lord Quest, BloodQuest, Hana Quest and Frost Giantess Quest
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:30 No.16897874
    I already found the thread which answers quite a few quest related things for you
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:30 No.16897879
    Oh, god. Yes. And even where the whole 'harems' bit could be done without being too far out, it kicks up a hell of a shitstorm.

    Offering a few flavors of deginated-waifu tends to reduce it somewhat, but christ, /tg/ can get its panties in a twist over this stuff.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:34 No.16897882
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    thanks a lot!
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:36 No.16897910
    The most important thing is that the posts are written well and properly, minor spelling and grammar errors are generally ignored if the writing is good, but major ones tend to destroy the mood and pacing of even the best writing, and without the writing being interesting it will go nowhere in the first place.

    Also try to type up your responses in a word processor before you post them it's a bit of extra work, but the spell check helps and multiple post responses go faster.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:37 No.16897915
    There is no 'true' formula, but it's rare to see a resource or management quest go unattended. Anything where you're -commanding- seems to garner an audience.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:37 No.16897920
    Many quest threads try to give the illusion of free choice, such as do A or B or C first, when you must do them all. Or require that you follow through with an action when you really don't have to. That's an easy way to piss off everyone.

    Don't give meaningless choices during the quest.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:37 No.16897921
    Well, there are different styles
    Brain in a Jar always was rather slow but wrote like it was a friggin novel with really good characters and some intense social interaction.
    And I mean real good stuff.
    Bodysnatcher Quest got the players discussing morality and the nature of the character's self.
    And somehow he managed to make female PC and NPC whom nobody (except the random shitposter) tried to go get fucked.
    In this there was little room for random decisions but it therefore enabled great in-character speeches and depth.

    On the other side there are the "ruler" quests like Bug Colony or Board Quest.
    They generally have lots of space for decisions to make, but also carries the risk breaking a system or fucking it all up with a bad decision.

    In terms of sexuality, there are funnily enough no real rules to safely follow. Sometimes there will be no objection to interbreeding your people with naga, on another occasion people flip over because there is a female character.

    Oh and be ready to get sexas a solution to about every problem. Or violence, brutal, pointless violence.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:38 No.16897928
    Female characters can be problematic if you're not careful, but some of the best /tg/ quests have had female protagonists.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:40 No.16897942
    Yeah. Breaker Quest.
    Dat tough proles chick.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:41 No.16897958
    You can pre-prepare certain kinds of stuff if you're a slow typer. Things like description in particular, whether an introduction for a character or a place. I don't know that slow typers really exist anymore but hey.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:42 No.16897966
    Thanks for this link, I just got done reading it. It was very helpful.

    As a newb QuestMaster myself, I can see a few areas in which I can improve thanks to this.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:44 No.16897978
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    Farming it quest is a good example of how to roll from a medium speed. usually the responses tend to be speedy(it seems to vary with Farmer and his habit of ditching for shit like work.)

    But, he also does things like extensive posts on the world and right now is actually discussing what the fuck is going on with things like a ghoul digging around in the garden why a random fucking elf managed to find Bill son of john by smell, why there's a fae that bestows magic and why saffron is a goddamn miracle drug in this world.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:48 No.16898013
    Asked the same question earlier this morning. All I got was

    >There are too many quest threads. Don't fucking make any more.

    And a sage.

    So timing is a great thing I've learned now.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:50 No.16898031
    Some people on /tg/ really dislike quest threads. There have also been periods in the past where the number of quest threads rose and provoked more intense dislike from a larger number of people.

    If you see a lot of quests on the board, it might be best to wait a few months before trying to run one. Particularly if there's a lot of hate directed at them.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:51 No.16898033
    nightime /tg/ is almost an entirely different creature from daytime /tg/ and better by an absurd degree.

    And now that summers over nighttime /tg/ starts closer to mid-afternoon where before it hid from the summerfags.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:53 No.16898058
    Farming Quest? I was Mastering a shit like these to my ssiters when we goes to any site in the car. Can you say me when, and requisites to play it, if i can?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:54 No.16898060
    If you buy into the idea of summerfags you have no validity in any assessment you might make of /tg/. The board likes to wail about summerfags but all that really happens during summer is it gets busier. The same crap never changes and there's no new crap and there isn't even really an increased ratio of crap, either.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:55 No.16898075
    ....wat? Can you clarify sir?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:56 No.16898087
    did i comment on summerfags ruining everything? no.

    I merely stated that nighttime /tg/ hides from them, which is a true statement about the impact of the concept.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:57 No.16898092
    Hmm Sorry for my English, I was requesting when it's that quest played and if any new player can join it.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)16:58 No.16898104
    And /tg/ overall has deteriorated. But there's still potential for awesome, just look out for newfags/summerfags/jackasses with their heads up their asses and no idea what they're talking about.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:00 No.16898123
    Well, in the early morning and noon-hours, /tg/ is full of idiots and children.
    It is in the evening where it's full potential shows and allows for the concentrated awesome that is a quest thread.
    Asking questions before 15.00 is useless.
    Discussions will be stupid, short and full of trolling.
    Mentioning anything will provoke spite and hatred.
    Therefore, do not go there. Don't even bother.

    Being from Europe, I alwayshave a hard time when participating in quests. But many have been more than worth keeping up until 5.00 in the morning.

    Indeed true. There are many things shifting into the night when activity during the day goes pretty much unchanged in term of quality.

    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:01 No.16898137
    >Indeed true. There are many things shifting into the night when activity during the day goes pretty much unchanged in term of quality.
    This isn't true.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:05 No.16898172
    I could not notice a big difference this summer to the fall following.
    But then again, personal perspective is not really an objective measure, now is it?
    But we are drifting from the topic.

    OP, any more questions about quests?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:06 No.16898187
    Ahh yes, the issue with nighttime /tg/ they'll argue about absolutely anything no matter what.

    Though in this case the argument is pretty low on the pyramid, just stating that someones position is wrong without providing supporting evidence.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:07 No.16898202
    Better, I withdraw the second part of my statement.

    and yes, other questions?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:08 No.16898219
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    I've always wanted to do one, but could never draw well enough to do it.

    Wouldn't do it unless it was drawn.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:08 No.16898226
    Do NOT use the "highest roll decides next action no matter what it is" system!

    Can someone explain me the influx of new quests which use this system? It is horrible. Makes planning impossible and can turn a character into a Charismatic gentleman diplomat one post and into a Mindless rape-it-all shit-flinging baboon the next.
    Even worse are "2d12, first decides the action, second decides the success" type of systems.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:10 No.16898240
    Youcan do without drawings, no problem.
    You probably should not involve tactics if you cannot provide a map, though.
    What was it you wanted to do?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:11 No.16898256
    I was running a quest recently and I have some players who show up, but I think I'm done with it. I like the idea of the setting, but I can't pull it off and it all seems so boring.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:12 No.16898265
    Quest Threads are some of the best things every created by /tg/ and are a creation entirely our own.

    They allow creative thought to mix with group decision, and lead to entirely new stories, characters, plots, and thoughts for us to enjoy.

    I join a few quests here or there, one of my most active ones being Slug Quest. It was a great time, and I loved watching as the quest unfolded, my input having some part of the actions therein.

    If you don't like them, you can always hide them and not join. It's not like anyone cares what you have to say, we are having fun.

    Another tip, OP, Fuck the Nay Sayers. They just hate to hate, and try to bring down your creation, rather then help improve it.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:12 No.16898266
    its played sporadically right now they're talking about the setting here

    He mentioned doing it tomorrow so we will see.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:13 No.16898271




    Also Lord Quest.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:13 No.16898278
    It simplifies decision-making.
    And it prevents railroading via picking whatever you wanted to hear.
    And using two dice is much better than having course of action and success tied to the same roll.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:13 No.16898279
    You can ask the DM yourself.

    he is answering questions/providing lore right now
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:14 No.16898283
    I've been thinking about running a drawn quest with a spider for a protagonist for a while now, but I really don't know if I should get some proper drawing program first, instead of mspaint and artweaver (it sucks). Also, I am not sure if the idea itself is interesting enough.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:14 No.16898290
    He's been MIA from the other quests he's been involved in as well.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:15 No.16898295
    I was hoping to do a quest soon.

    Maybe something along the lines of classic Ranger Quest where you start off guarding a forest and helping travelers, while passing groups try to rope you in.

    Would allowing them to choose the pet companion be a good idea?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:15 No.16898298
    >looks at farming quest thread

    Holy shite, I figured it'd be lighthearted that....that's fucking dark guys. Did the character seriously eat a fucking rabbits heart to get superspeed?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:15 No.16898299
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    A retired adventurer gets a cryptic letter from an old friend thought to be dead. Ensue mystery solving journey.

    As for the drawing, I know quests can be done without them, but I personally wouldn't do it without, just preference. Even if that means it wouldn't get done.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:15 No.16898300

    Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:16 No.16898314
    Reminds me of Doppelganger Damacy.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:17 No.16898319
    ur a fag
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:18 No.16898331
    Sure, as long as you don't accept elf slaves as pets.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)17:18 No.16898341
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    >the guy who runs TG Quest
    The guys and I who are working on The Editors IRC game have been wanting to get you in on the program for a while now. Can you shoot me an email so I can get you in on this (share the Google Doc, etc.)?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:19 No.16898349
    Figured people would try to throw that one out there. The most I'd go for anything humanoid would be a reverse-werebeast, something that only turned human on the full-moon.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:20 No.16898365
    That's not even the half of it. The char murdered a messenger in cold blood like and animal and used his body to fertilize the field just because he stepped over the crops.

    If you are curious why and how that happened, it was the result of "highest-roll-decides", a suggestion which had no backing from anyone.
    So here is a good example how the quest could go WRONG with that system... although we managed to turn it for the better now thought we are still dealing with the fallout.

    I just wanted to play a regular Farmer, not a khorne-possessed, heart-less monster of a man.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:20 No.16898368
    Yeah, while I miss Void Quest and do look forward to its return, whenever that might be, he's not nearly as good at playing in a quest as he is at running one.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:21 No.16898375

    What do you guys mean?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:22 No.16898378
    We're still a bit of a monster. though we're getting a little better? I guess I mean we are helping the local forest spirits in a sense though I get the feeling we're playing with fire on that one. r
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:23 No.16898382
    Only if you won't laugh at my email address.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:23 No.16898388

    >What I expected-Ol' Mcdonald


    >What I felt-I am dissapoint.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)17:24 No.16898393
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    I promise. I've seen some really, really dumb ones in my time.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:25 No.16898408
    its really just that one flower, we're still farming and hell, things are getting better I mean we have cows, we've got crops sown. heck we even have the start of a new house!
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:25 No.16898410

    Can you scribble? Would you be willing to shell out to by a cheap tablet so you could draw easier to a digital medium?

    You could create an entire quest about a scribble's quest to become an actual drawing, and the wacky additions to the scenery, characters, and itself it would have to change with.

    Yes, the quest progression would rely on your own personnel drawing skill, but if you want to draw AND do a quest, well... There ya go!
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:26 No.16898418

    Vedibere tends to be rather controlling. Less of an issue when he's running a quest, but he is generally pretty insistent about getting what he wants, regardless of the opinions of other people in the quest.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:27 No.16898423
    What quest do I miss?

    Slug Quest.

    By Slu'hogoth, I would give my third born child to see that quest continue again.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:27 No.16898427
    Too fetish.
    No, you should set rules that prevent anything humanoid.
    A real, normal animal is the best idea here.
    No compromise there.
    If you have people talk you into such shit, it can go down fast.
    I know that. I ruined a quest with such things once. Got real ugly. 10-hour-shitstorm-after-one-hour-of-gameplay ugly.
    A wacky comic-relief could be good, but I would avoid sentient companions, keep things straight-faced.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:27 No.16898430
    More big tittied gypsies. Thank you.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:28 No.16898439
    Fallen Quest

    You are a fallen angel, subjugated for crimes you did not commit, the Seraphim you cast you down to Earth. In the realm of mortals you try to survive,deal with the natives and even make ally with the demons you once fought. Will you find out who framed you? Can you return to Heaven? And where the hell are your genitals?

    >Sound interesting?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:28 No.16898447
    >ctrl f: Dragonquest
    >Subject not found.

    I am disappoint, /tg/.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:29 No.16898453
    >In the end we are severely going to fuck up local order, economy and resource-flow just because SOME ASSHOLE STEPPED ON OUR CROPS!

    This pretty much sums up Farming it quest as of now.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:30 No.16898457
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    Of course, in EVO quest everyone wanted to run from the meteor falling down on our heads, until someone rolled a 40 and caught it with a bunch of trees.

    What I'm saying is, sometimes that system can make things ridiculously right.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:31 No.16898474
    Vagrant Quest...
    Empire Quest...
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:33 No.16898482
    Condemned for a crime that he did not commit
    Sentenced to die in the depth of the pit
    He swore he would take his revenge
    Every last traitor, their lives he would end
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:34 No.16898490
    STALKER Quest.
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    Civilization is tearing itself asunder...
    And I must farm.
    Replied. Welcome to the Institute, Agent.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:36 No.16898513
    Norse quest would be so good. And fit /tg/'s style.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)17:37 No.16898516
    [I knew someone was going to mention EVO]
    You know why it works in EVO? Because the DM of that quest uses the same die for success-rate. Pretty much no one else does that, and for a good reason, because that removes and sense of challenge whats-so-ever.
    During the entire quest, there was only one time where we genuinely were under danger and that was because of shitty planning and even shittier rolls (failing on 3 rolls? Very unlikely).

    I like the EVO quest, do not get me wrong but in terms of difficulty that game is very easy.

    Another thing about EVO, unlike other quests in provides almost 100% freedom. We can do pretty much everything because there are almost no limits to what the main character can do and has the potential to do. Do not expect the same from other quests.
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    I am also a Eurofag and I did try doing quests twice but unless I stay up really late into the night-early morning then often there are absolutely no people who want to play.

    Timezones are a bitch...
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)18:00 No.16898782
    Eurofag here too, for me I cannot participate in almost any quest because none are run during this time.

    Which quests did you DM?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)18:08 No.16898862
    Has anyone attempted modifiers with dice?
    Like a character will be exceptionally good at doing a certain thing, and thus when it's time to roll for the success of an action relating to that thing, the character gets a bonus?
    To clarify, say a character is good at cooking, when it comes time to roll for how good a meal they made, it would be something like dice+1d100+25.
    Is that something that could work?
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    >What makes a good quest thread?

    A game mechanic.
    Be it item interaction like in Ruby Quest.
    Or complex resource management as in Lord Quest.
    It should be as simple or complex as the DM is comfortable with.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)18:11 No.16898886
    Sure, why not?

    Or you could just lover the DC check.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)18:17 No.16898950
    >>Which quests did you DM?
    Lobsterman Quest and SixWinds Quest
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)18:30 No.16899100
    in short.

    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)18:31 No.16899103
    Hey, I used to participate in Lobsterman Quest.
    It was awesome.... shame that it didn't gather much attention :(
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)18:32 No.16899120
    I was occasionally thinking of resurrecting it but right now I can't work on any quests,
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)18:34 No.16899139
    Would anybody play a quest based on 'Don't Rest Your Head' and Mad City? I just got into it as a game and I have fallen in love with the setting and feel of it. I'm wondering if enough /tg/ers would have the same care for it if I started a relevant Quest (Insomniac Quest, Awakened Quest, etc.; still need a name).
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)18:40 No.16899204
    What's that about?
    I heard the name a lot.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)18:41 No.16899214
    If I'd ever catch it, I would participate though I cannot be sure that I'll be free to do that.

    Not familiar with the setting, but man, just give it a shot. It is really hard to predict what will be popular and what not.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)18:45 No.16899245
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    It's like Silent Hill, We Are The Strange, and God Hand had a kid. Probably not the best explanation, but it makes sense once you read the books. It's really cool. The rulebooks are all on /rs/ if you want to check them out.
    I just need to clear my RL work out and I can get it all set up pretty quickly. It'll be fun to see what Madness Power /tg/ thinks up. I won't use -all- the dice that the game calls for in terms of shaping the story, but a few d6 rolled against the few I have on the table next to me should be fine.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)18:48 No.16899275
    You know, depending how it goes it could be VERY popular.
    Just look at Blood quest. That shit was pretty damn trippy and cthulu-stique.

    But it will heavily depend on your writing and the characters though.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)18:50 No.16899302
    What is a Madness Power?
    Can we just invent one?
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)18:53 No.16899327
    That's why proper planning beforehand is very important, as far as the NPC's are concerned. I'm fairly confident in my writing abilities, so that shouldn't be a problem.
    A definitely impossible ability brought about by insomnia and the use of which risks madness. Making them up is the funnest part of the CharGen process.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)18:55 No.16899340




    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)18:55 No.16899343
    > This is Madness!
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)18:59 No.16899381
    However crazy you think they get, they get worse.
    I'm more than excited to run this Quest. I just need to prepare a basic plot outline, some NPC's, and we're good.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:34 No.16899691
    >A game mechanic.
    >Be it item interaction like in Ruby Quest.
    >Or complex resource management as in Lord Quest.

    This. Something to clearly mark off what the players do influence and what they only have a tenure control over.

    Sort of like how most of the actions in the Death King Quest were doned by your retainers, all of who had a very clear profile.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:34 No.16899695
    Oh shit. This really is crazy.
    Oh, we need a dude with control over sandwiches.
    You hungry? Come on, I know you are.
    I got your favorite sandwich right here, you see?
    See how delicious it is? Now take it before I eat it myself, come on, take it!
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)19:36 No.16899715
    Sandwich Control.
    1-2 Dice: Convenient: A nice sub, a panini, or other sandwich can be made and manipulated, and made moderately nutritious or poisonous as needed.
    3-4 Dice: Sandwich piles as large as tanks, ultimately nutritious or impossibly poisonous: Who wouldn't turn one down?
    5-6 Dice: Giant sandwiches, carnivorous sandwiches, any type of cosmic god-sandwich imaginable: All for you to summon and master.

    See? Anything can be a good Madness Power.
    I'm excited for this Quest, indeed.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:43 No.16899816
    That reminds me.
    I just read through "The City of Dreaming Books".
    That had a lot of books in it. Books about all and nothing, books for illiterates, exploding terror-books, intricate trap-books, poison books, addictive books, living books.
    Oh, I'm so gonna rip off Zamonia for this.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:45 No.16899836
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    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:46 No.16899845
    >What makes a good quest thread?
    loot and xp lots of them... also character development.
    see not just the stats go up, i have noticed many characters change subtly as they go on. if the player lets experiences seep into his play that is awesome.

    see, when i dm i tend to write up xp for every little shit they do. they say something witty, or just think in the right direction or epically mess up, or get wounded it's xp. so they level up as they go. also i always reward both ingenuity and faithfulness to character with stuff.

    now the second thing i like to do is enemies that are hard to kill, and the fight kinda becomes personal after a while... party member picking most hated enemies getting almost crazy for their blood.

    of course in the end the characters usually win but it's never easy and they will feel like celebrating.

    rewarding wounds and fuckups with xp and not rewarding easy kills. let the characters to cook up their own epic battles by being unreasonable and letting them escape by some miracle...
    >> Cidolfas Orlandu, aka Thunder God Cid !gYjELVKQn6 11/09/11(Wed)20:00 No.16899993
    My problem is that once I start formulating a quest idea, suddenly my mind goes in a completely different direction and comes up with something else.

    So far, I have:

    You find out you're one of the Awakened, a very small group of individuals with some extraordinary abilities. Shenanigans and shapeshifting ensue.

    You're a prince who's escaping from an invading army with a priceless artifact and a vow to take back what you've lost.

    You can manipulate emotions, what do?

    Anything sound interesting?
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)20:02 No.16900006
    I'd play that. My friends have gone ON and ON about InFamous enough for it to grow on me, so I can dig this quest.
    If we take it in the right direction (Sumerian Prince or Tsarist Russian Prince), I'd play the hell out of it.
    This... This could go BIG places.

    They're all solid ideas. You just have to brace for what /tg/ is going to think of a little bit ahead of time. Aim high, and the players will follow.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:06 No.16900037

    EmpathQuest will turn into Rapequest in about 10 seconds flat.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:10 No.16900076
    that gives a lot of freedom in the beginning.
    players might get lazy and morale will crumble and the party will start throwing chips and shit...

    after you got their characters (which usually takes about an afternoon) it's best to throw them in some hot situation right away. after they done fighting for their lives they might be better attuned to the game.

    also a good dm must be ready to react to the most insignificant things... like shutting down characters actions "i go see what's behind the tapestry..." "nothing" is kinda good way to kill initiative.

    making a mess out of the smallest gestures they make is really entertaining and will make them focus on how their character behaves.

    players will most probably not go down on the route you planned for them. given choice they will choose to make your hair gray if you try to map out their journey before. instead create detailed episodes (also locations and npc-s) that can be thrown in at one time no matter how much they resist your original plans.
    >> Cidolfas Orlandu, aka Thunder God Cid !gYjELVKQn6 11/09/11(Wed)20:22 No.16900184
    Let's hope not. Then again, this *is* /tg/...

    Though all your comments have made me want to flesh out EmpathQuest a bit more. Truth be told, it was the one I worked on the least.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:26 No.16900228
    >>What makes a good quest thread?

    There is no such thing as a good quest thread.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:29 No.16900242
    i myself like to play the quest for power...

    the initial reason might vary, after a while it doesn't even matter, only the journey and the power.

    between slaying fell beasts you can entertain yourself with random whoring and dreams of world domination.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:31 No.16900261
    But Rape Quest has already been done
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/09/11(Wed)20:32 No.16900276
    >You probably should not involve tactics if you cannot provide a map, though.

    I've noticed that /tg/ doesn't actually like map based tactical stuff very much. I think that's reasonable. There's a contradiction between "let every anon wander in and give directions" and "have a tight system of rules that you need to understand to play well, where a shitty move can lead to quest ruining consequences."

    Skirmish quest is the exception to this because it's fucking beautiful, it's hit critical mass where lots of people want to play and are willing to show up repeatedly and learn the rules, and if someone makes a shitty move and dies, it doesn't really derail the overall plot.
    >> I apologised on 4chan !!857o4GkKJgy 11/09/11(Wed)20:40 No.16900346
    Have a plan.

    Have a clear, short term goal to work towards, don't plan how the players will get there because they sure as fuck wont do what you expect them to do, and remember: If they have a better idea than you do, change plans and run with theirs.

    Also. Don't run a quest that will take you over 2 years to complete. You'd have to be fucking crazy to try anything like that.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)20:41 No.16900352
    Are you saying this from personal experience?
    Tell me/we/us/the all-mind more.
    >> Cidolfas Orlandu, aka Thunder God Cid !gYjELVKQn6 11/09/11(Wed)20:43 No.16900380

    This, my friend, is the mastermind behind ZeonQuest. It pretty much speaks for itself.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)20:45 No.16900387
    Jjjjjjjeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzuuuuuuuuusssssssssss. That was one of those quests that was too big for me to even start. Like HomeStuck, but written by reverse-psychological incompetents.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:51 No.16900439
    I ran an aborted quest about a year and a half ago, Clockwork Man Quest.

    I've been thinking of getting back to it, but changing things slightly. How do you think /tg/ would like a quest in which the protagonist is a 9 foot-tall clockwork war machine that's almost blind and has the intelligence of a toaster?
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)20:52 No.16900454
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    Set it in the WWII of O.G.R.E. and we've got an enhanced deal. I'd play either way.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:52 No.16900455

    That sounds phenomenally boring.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:59 No.16900528
    It would be set in pseudo-warring states Italy which has recently gone through a steam and clock-"punk" revolution.

    It was originally going to be Rise of Legends Quest, based on the RTS game.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)21:00 No.16900537
    Rise of Legends was pretty cool, I've got to admit. Give it a little more intelligence and it would play pretty well.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:02 No.16900551
    Other people seem to agree with you, as the original thread had about three people posting.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:07 No.16900596
    Ultimately any illusion of intelligence would come from the players.

    Take of that what you will.
    >> Stalk Out of Here Getter 11/09/11(Wed)21:40 No.16900939
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    My life's giving me its share of interesting bits and bobs lately, is all. Between some personal stuff going on and work, It's been hard to pencil in Stalker Quest.

    Rest assured I haven't tossed the whole thing overboard.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:43 No.16900969
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    The key to having a good quest thread is to have a delicious looking female as the OP pic.

    pic related. Like so.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:45 No.16900984
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    >stalker quest guy

    >> Stalk Out of Here Getter 11/09/11(Wed)21:48 No.16901004
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    I've been around, but not able to run a session since we smoked Fox and his recently-found allies. So it's doubtful you missed anything.

    I'm looking at Monday evening for my next plausible session, always assuming things stay stable.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:48 No.16901008

    Oh god it's you




    maybe, d'you wanna, I dunno

    Make a quest thread later? I mean, not today you're probably busy but maybe tomorrow?
    >> Stalk Out of Here Getter 11/09/11(Wed)21:52 No.16901044
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    That's seriously unlikely due to my work schedule, which'll have me greeting the morning sun (cursing the morning moon) at 5am until I have a day off Tuesday (which makes Monday night the closest likely time).
    >> monotreeme 11/09/11(Wed)22:00 No.16901102
    I've always wanted to run something I call "game of hunters quest"

    you're out walking one evening see some shit and (player dependent) do some shit that gets the protagonist inducted into (or at least involved with) an ancient order of monster hunters. giving way to new items everywhere.

    on that note...

    I want Doppleganger damacy back dammit
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:02 No.16901116
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:04 No.16901125
    Also thinking of starting a quest thread, got four or so ideas, feedback would be super awesome.

    >Maurheim Quest
    Modern magic in a grimdark capitalist dystopia (more Tolkien/environmental magic, not just hurr fireballs). This one is probably the one I'm most tentative about, as I'm not sure if I can pull of grimdark on /tg/
    >Superball Quest
    Simplistic future sport where all athletes are superheroes or some other gimmick. Player is a prospect going into the draft, put a lot of focus on the day-to-day lifestyle of an athlete.
    >Space Worm Quest
    Earth gets swallowed by a giant worm. Could go anywhere with this, really. RTS, story-based intrigue, Zelda combat/dungeon crawling, you name it.
    >Genie Quest
    You're a genie in the vein of Aladdin. Lamp gets picked up by various people, you grant their wishes (with lots of room for dickish purposeful misinterpretation)

    Would you play any of these or should I just not bother.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:07 No.16901147
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    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:09 No.16901170
    Genie Quest. Do ittt
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:09 No.16901171
    Yes, please.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:19 No.16901256
    I'd like Maurheim or Genie. For too long we have been on the receiving end of the dickishness of the lamp-dwellers. Now the power to needlessly screw people over is ours!
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:29 No.16901340
    Fate/Stay Quest
    >> SPACE PRINCESS QUEST 11/09/11(Wed)22:40 No.16901450
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    Quest advice thread?

    So I ran two threads of Space Princess Quest.

    Don't bother to read all of the way through; it's minimally entertaining. It's a 70s/80s cheap Italian scifiverse thing with combat mechanics stolen from Final Fight.

    Anyway here's my problem. I can't draw, but I enjoy drawing, so I've been preparing a few drawings in advance (taking forever on each one) and using them. This works really well for fights, cutscene fight setups, and avatarfagging, but it works really shittily for everything else. Everything else being, of course, most of what /tg/ wants.

    I think I just need to rely more heavily on character interaction talky bits as a way to set up goals/obstacles, and then make the resulting fights go about four times faster. Is there anything obvious I'm missing?

    I'd probably just abandon it normally, but I feel kind of obligated to not give up on it after the awesome art Weremole did.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:42 No.16901470
    if you enjoy drawing, you might be able to pre-draw some pieces for avatar-fagging by various characters, or just to post as a 'related' image with each of your posts.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:42 No.16901475
    If you're going to abandon it, at least make a thread saying you're not running it anymore. Far too many quests end with the GM disappearing completely.
    >> farmer fa/tg/uy 11/09/11(Wed)22:46 No.16901506
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    speaking of which, Farmer quest three is going right now. I know a few peopel were interested soooo


    sorry to drop in like that!
    >> SPACE PRINCESS QUEST 11/09/11(Wed)22:58 No.16901615
    Yeah, this is what I'm going for, I think.

    I don't know if I've had any repeat participants, but I'll keep this in mind.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)02:21 No.16903389
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    >>Also. Don't run a quest that will take you over 2 years to complete. You'd have to be fucking crazy to try anything like that.
    of all the people on 4chan YOU are saying this?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)02:25 No.16903423
    He's saying it because he knows from experience that it is true.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)02:25 No.16903426
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)03:23 No.16903758
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    I first came to /tg/ and found some Alchemy Quest thread about a guy named Gill and his adventures in peacekeeping between some etherial beings and humankind. It was intensely interesting and the writing was good enough as to make it really easy to visualize and it was getting really good too! I drew a bunch of pictures for different happenings.

    Then it vanished, I searched for threads but they just weren't there anymore. I don't know what happened.... I guess I could find the archives but... I'm afraid, I guess.

    gonna post this here like a glorywhore with the hopes somebody from those threads is here tonight :/
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)03:54 No.16903892
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)03:56 No.16903898
    >"The spearman steps through the newly formed gash in your walls. You feel the bounded field tear itself apart in an attempt to repel him."
    >I make a sandwich
    >Sandwich? HAH HA HA. Now's the time for a fucking omelet.
    >Alright, but it had better contain some cheddar
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)03:59 No.16903903
    bloodquest GM was a total bro.

    A stoner but a bro. I miss him.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)06:02 No.16904512
    Where did you get these!?

    That artist has an amazing style, and I don't just mean that because of the skin on display.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)06:09 No.16904533
    Heh, cool how they managed to fly under the radar, even when the seond one clearly qualifies as pornographic.
    Or could it be there is a general bias towards professional art that makes mods look the other way?
    Probably just too hard to spot here...
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)06:18 No.16904567
    Well looking at the clock I'd say its because mods need to sleep too. Really wish we could find the source though, they are all signed but the words are too stylized to be legible.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)06:20 No.16904575
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    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)06:28 No.16904611

    Chinese guy, Russian name. Weird.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)06:28 No.16904614
    I should actually look at shit before spouting nonsense.
    Still great art.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)06:33 No.16904646
    I like their tarot set
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)06:36 No.16904657
    Look at the capitalisation.
    It's the first letters of several words.
    This suggests either a long name or a collective.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)06:51 No.16904755
    Anon delivers! that is a really neat tarot set.

    This is why /tg/ is the best board.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)07:34 No.16904981

    I've been thinking about running a quest (i intend to wait until things quiet down a little and i have more time to devote), but the dice system i intend to use doesn't lend itself to user rolls.

    As a random sample of /tg/ denizendry, what do you all think of 'action' rolls taking place behind the scene, possibly to the extent that only character level-up rolls would be in the players' hands?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)07:43 No.16905049
    Better roll openly in your own posts.
    Everything else will feel fudged.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)08:01 No.16905159
    I sort of meant that the system i have in mind would involve a few dicepool rolls, possibly with modifiers, per 'round' of action, which doesn't really suit itself to our dice generator here.

    I could farm out the individual dicepool rolls to players, but then i'd need at least that many people actually playing in my thread, which seems... not guaranteed.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)08:09 No.16905219
    It depends on how your quest is structured. I'm thinking of running one too but I don't like the idea of public dm rolls. It spoils a lot of the surprise.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)09:39 No.16905738
    Use Dicelog if you want to roll it yourself, but keep it visible. Otherwise, you'll be hearing a lot of CHOO CHOO noises from the tards.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)10:48 No.16906172
    Ha, I'm bumping this thread again for more discussion and there is nothing you can do about it!
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)12:48 No.16907065
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    bump with Quest aligment chart!
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)12:55 No.16907130
    sorry to sidetrack,but could someone tell me the same of the quest that:
    starting image was two men with suits.
    they called mages "philosophers"
    you belonged to a government agency that contained them?

    i saw it,liked it. then forgot the name. :(
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)13:01 No.16907180
    I was the guy making half the decisions on that one. The OP just disapeared all of a sudden. Maybe he saw that /tg/ was not really interested and left, maybe the philosophers got him.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)13:07 No.16907216
    is there a log anywhere? i admit,i'm up for running WoD(thinking hunter) in a few weeks,and i love the idea.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:15 No.16910127
    Is this thread autosagging?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:19 No.16910166
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    I've been playing around the idea of gming a game for this DBZ table-top game I found out about online (apperantly it's rather old) so I figured, hey if this is technically tg accepted why can't I do a Saiyan's Quest. Set it up pre-Frieza blowing up the planet. Players play a second class saiyan, above third class and elite, he's able to choose a team, go on missions assigned to him by Frieza's command and explore the universe as a whole.

    But then people would call me a weeaboo and yell at me for trying to do something different.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:23 No.16910211
    >But then people would call me a weeaboo and yell at me for trying to do something different.

    You sure as hell are going to get some trolls.... but look at Five Nations Quest, it is based on Naruto setting and is pretty fucking amazing.
    It even had a proper closure, which doesn't happen often with Quests. For that alone it is in the top percentage.

    It all boils down on how you will present it and your writing skills.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:27 No.16910259
    I'm on pretty much every-night, so I'd have time to run it. I'm confident enough in my writing skills that I believe I could write a good story. But I've never gm'd a game before nor ran a quest thread so my management skills for that are severaly lacking. You know what? If I see a lack of Quest Threads in the future, I may just run one. After all whats the worst that can happen? I get trolled?
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 11/10/11(Thu)19:28 No.16910276
    The mistake I made with Emperasque Quest was relying on dice-rolls. I should have known better. This is an imageboard, not a chat.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:29 No.16910298
    >After all whats the worst that can happen? I get trolled?

    what happened?
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 11/10/11(Thu)19:31 No.16910316
    It shriveled up and died when people saw how long it took me to do fucking anything.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:31 No.16910321
    So I'm seeing.

    'Don't rely on popular vote or dice roles.'

    So rely on the best choices as deemed by yourself, the GM?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:33 No.16910341
    don't use dice rolls to determine the action (ie. "highest roll decides")

    Relying on popular vote or combining several suggestions is the best way to go.

    >So rely on the best choices as deemed by yourself, the GM?
    People will probably bitch for this
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:35 No.16910358
    >Don't rely on popular vote
    Who has said this? People oppose letting highest dice decide because it inevitably leads to the protagonist suddenly becoming retarded and contradicting previous decisions.
    >> Abaddon Quest OP !vv/Nr3MYLo 11/10/11(Thu)19:39 No.16910398
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    Hey, Abaddon Quest OP here. I've been looking to make my quest better for some time. Aside from improving my crappy writing/slow post times, there's a few things I feel I should change:

    >Find a way to stop the players from raping everything
    >Make threats more threatening. I've thrown dinosaurs, wraithlords and primarchs at the players and they always manage to kick their shit in.
    >Get the plot rolling. So far there's four massive goals and several minor ones, yet nobody is in a rush to get any of them done. I don't like railroad but this is getting a bit silly.
    >Find a way to stop the players from raping everything

    Give me some advice. How should I go about implements these changes?
    >> Abaddon Quest OP !vv/Nr3MYLo 11/10/11(Thu)19:41 No.16910425
    I also need to proofread more often.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:48 No.16910494
    Most of these problems originate from the blessed rolls, which result in INSTANT SUCCESS regardless of what the choice is. Since that's the main charm of Abaddon Quest I'm not going to say you should remove it.
    Try to be harsher with none-blessed rolls. If somebody posts something buttfuckingly retarded (HURR DURR LET'S BUMRAPE ASUYA) feels free to give them a little smack over the head. Punish them for dumb shit.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:51 No.16910543
    Not OP, but how does /tg/ like to handle its combat or challenges in general? 1d100 chances, roll 2d6+stats vs challenge number?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)19:54 No.16910580
    >have Abaddon lose his dick
    >make enemies only damageable if you get a blessed roll
    >tie them to the tracks, or at least push the players towards them
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    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:04 No.16910680
    Actually quest threads are the ONLY good things on /tg/ now. Every other thread is complete shit. You must be mad that your spitposting doesn't get nearly as many posts as quest threads.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:10 No.16910741
    Remove blessed rolls.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:11 No.16910754
    Not him, but I'm fucking sick of seeing like five different quests on the front page, all of which are completely uninteresting and generic. Particularly shit like Kobold Sorcerer Quest.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:13 No.16910771
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    >remove the most stand-out and awesome feature of the quest
    How about just ignoring any retarded rolls?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:13 No.16910779
    Watever happened to Nationbuilder?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:13 No.16910780
    So what would you find interesting?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:17 No.16910805
    Literally the only quest I have ever had any interest in was Rubyquest. Even that, I never finished, and Rubyquest was actually quite entertaining and well put-together.

    Most quests these days are not.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/10/11(Thu)20:20 No.16910845
    Been doing map+roll a d6 for every point of attack stat you have. Freeform for non-combat. Kind of regretting the combat system now, because it's both too simple (move+attack, done) and too complicated (multiple characters, multiple stats, spells, passive abilities) but I do want something stats and tactics based with a bit of randomness.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/10/11(Thu)20:22 No.16910855
    >well put-together
    We need more specifics so we can make better quests, Anon. The quest-idea I have from up in the thread could use all the help it could get.
    >> Abaddon Quest OP !vv/Nr3MYLo 11/10/11(Thu)20:26 No.16910903
    See the issue I have with is that Abaddon Quest is pretty much all about crazy-random-awesome-fun, and I feel if I started being more harsh with regards to non blessed actions or getting heavy on the railroading, people will think I'm trying to ruin the fun of the quest.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:33 No.16910982
    In that case toss the plot out the window and let the players whatever they want. If you want your quest to be all about random fun crap then let it be all about random fun crap and don't give a single shit about plot.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:34 No.16910990
    Saging for meta-quest bullshit.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)20:34 No.16910993
    Abaddon Quest is how not to do a good quest. Sorry for the people enjoying it, but that's how it's seen.
    >> Abaddon Quest OP !vv/Nr3MYLo 11/10/11(Thu)20:37 No.16911034
    I'm honestly shocked it became so popular. When I go on the archives, I see last Abaddon Quest with a 20+ rating while actually well-written ones are lucky to get a 10+.
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 11/10/11(Thu)20:50 No.16911178
    Prepare your body.
    Look at the second to last entry under "4chan."
    >> Abaddon Quest OP !vv/Nr3MYLo 11/10/11(Thu)20:56 No.16911232
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    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:06 No.16911331
    >Make threats more threatening. I've thrown dinosaurs, wraithlords and primarchs at the players and they always manage to kick their shit in.
    >kicking in the shit of PRIMARCHS
    The fuck? I haven't been in an Abaddon Quest thread since the eldar fleet attacked. When did this happen?
    >> Abaddon Quest OP !vv/Nr3MYLo 11/10/11(Thu)21:10 No.16911371
    It was in the September thread. I revealed that the two headed Alpha Legion dreadnought was actually Alpharius and Omegon in disguise.

    Then they had a wraith-giant hold them up while the champions beat the two of them to near death like a pair of pinatas.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:19 No.16911459

    I agree, most of the quest threads are shit, but there are a few great ones. The microscope quest thread yesterday was really cool once you get the core concept and E.V.O quest was quite entertaining.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)21:26 No.16911530
    The 90% law is true for quests too. The exceptions are really, really good, like Mutant Quest, Empire Quest, and Inquisiquest.

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