rolled 35 = 35>I'd like to take a moment to apologize for my failure to run the quest properly at my last attempt.>We're in 'do over' territory right now. For those of you who are worried about missing future threads: https://twitter.com/ArmoredQuest>Previous threads here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=AC%20QuestYOU ARE ALEX RASTON.Currently you're staring at the business end of a physical blade, attached to a red and gold core that said it was going to kill everyone on the planet.>Give me a roll for initiative.
rolled 84 = 84>>19852682Once more unto the breach, then.
rolled 39 = 39>>19852682TG dice ho!
>>19852818>Your consistently terrible rolls are oddly reassuring.
rolled 62 = 62>>19852852Well, fuck it, I'mma roll again, just so we have 3.
>>19852962>Your consistently terrible rolls are oddly reassuring.
rolled 63 = 63>>19853020Why do tg dice troll us so?
rolled 97 = 97>>19853020I'm glad they help something.
rolled 60 = 60His approach is too fast. you hop back to gain some time to try and dodge his attack.>Beat my roll.
rolled 17 = 17>>19853094LEts see how the dice troll us now.
rolled 23 = 23>>19853094I totally shouldn't be doing this, I think.
rolled 70 = 70>>19853094Hope I remember how to do this.
rolled 40 = 40>>19853094made it, Fuck yeah
>>19853139and spoke to soon
>>19853135>>19853139Ah, so close. I mean, we're still fine, but still. We could have been better.
>>19853135>Hope I remember how to do this.Well.I meant do it well.
He charges to catch your retreat, and you arrest your backwards motion and jump.He passes directly beneath you only a moment late, and, slowly turns to face you while you....>Line up a shot.>Charge him now that his back's turned.>Over-boost away, get some distance between you.
>>19853338Line up a shot.
>>19853338>Line up a shot.Take the shot, blow his face into little bits.
>>19853338>Line up a shot.
rolled 26 = 26>Attacking? Beat my roll. You have a bonus oif ten for this.
rolled 57 = 57>>19853393Shit.
rolled 13 = 13>>19853393Motherfucker.
>>19853338>Line up a shot.Right in the back of the head, he'l never feel a thing
rolled 57 = 57>>19853393
rolled 12 = 12>>19853393
>>19853416Hmm, how many fate points do we have lying around?
>>19853409>>19853416>>19853434>>19853439Obviously, this was the time I should have not rolled.
rolled 8 = 8>>19853448i think we still have 2 or so lying around, unless they refreshed while i wasnt looking, either way we might want to lock at one 14
>>19853416>>19853482I men't the 13
>>19853571Probably a good idea.
>You currently have all four fate points.>Also, back.
>>19853935Then sure, let's lock the 13
>>19854022>No dissenting votes?
>>19854044Go for it. We need to take what we can and finish him quick.
>>19854044I think tis a good idea, lets do it.
Quickly, you bring your AR around and lay out a spray of fire towards your enemy. >give me 3d10 for damage.>Took me a minute to find Alex's 'Character Sheet'.
rolled 7, 4, 10 = 21>>19854334Rollan.
rolled 10, 4, 8 = 22>>19854334faust you rolled the wrong dice bro
>>19854401>>19854384Yeah, that was a little embarrassing.
rolled 57 = 57>>19854401>Current synch rate's at 56. Mind rolling for that while I check hit location?
rolled 46 = 46>>19854536Just have to roll under it, right?
>>19854582>And now you get another d10.
rolled 4 = 4>>19854604I wanna do it!>rolled 1 = 1
rolled 3 = 3>>19854604Nice!
rolled 20 = 20Your shots hit him in the chest, and he stumbles backwards for a moment, armor lightly cracked."Better reflexes than anticipated." He comments. "Adjusting accordingly."
>>19854701This feels Waay to familiar. I can't quiet put my finger on why though.
rolled 68, 32 = 100>>19854701... And that's when you get a text message, one word long, from Dervish.'jump'.>What do?
>>19854736JUMP!FOR THE LOVE OF ELSIE JUMP!
>>19854736We questioned his advice last time. Things almost went very badly for us. Let's not hesitate now.
rolled 5, 1, 5, 3, 9 = 23>>19854736Jump, boost upwards. Dervish knows what he's doing.
>>19854774We questioned his advice?
>>19854736Jump for the jump gods
rolled 7, 9, 3, 5, 9, 7 = 40>>19854753>>19854774>>19854776You launch yourself into the air, and watch as a blue-white lance of energy flys beneath you into the red/gold core you're facing.>Fucking nat 20s, he wasn't supposed to show up yet.
>>19854799It was something to the effect of:Dervish: Get out of there nowAlex: What?Dervish: Shit is about to explode, get the fuck out damn it.And then the building exploded as we escaped.
>>19854836The beam vanishes as quickly as it appears, and Dervish's core lands next to you.The enemy's core is simply gone above the legs, and it briefly reminds you of a cartoon you saw when you were a kid of a man being blown away and leaving only a smoking pair of boots."You alright Alex?" He asks as a video line opens between you. He has a single bead of sweat on the side of his head, and his eyes look like a pair of emerald lanterns in the relatively dim cockpit.[ ] Yeah, I'm fine. Thanks.[ ] How did you know I'd need help?[ ] Why did you follow me?
>>19854981[X] Yeah, I'm fine. Thanks.
>>19854981>[ ] Yeah, I'm fine. Thanks.
>>19854981>[x] Yeah, I'm fine. Thanks.
>>19854981[x] Yeah, I'm fine. Thanks.
>>19854981 [X] Yeah, I'm fine. Thanks
>>19854981>[X]Yeah, I'm fine. ThanksThat went well, lets never not listen to Dervish.
rolled 19, 4, 20 = 43"Yeah, I'm fine. Thanks.""Not a problem.""How did you take him out that easily?""Waited for him to be distracted with you. Karas are fucking nasty when you can get the drop on someone." He pauses. "Sorry for using you as a blind by the way.""Oh GOODY." Says the voice of the man Dervish just killed. "Another pest to deal with. What matter of vermin is this one then? Didn't you lose in the very first round of my Arena? I'm suprised you survived the initial attack.""What the fu-" Dervish comments, as a second core identical to the one you just saw destroyed lands on the ground ahead of you.Followed by a second. And a third.Looking at your radar you see a dozen new contacts crawling out of the sand or approaching in some other manner. A quick look around confirms they're all exactly the same."Allow me to introduce myself properly. I am Legion, the third conductor." A crowd of identical voices echo into your coms. "And if you really think a pair of self-important dirt fucking monkeys are enough to stop me, you are sorely mistaken."Dervish sends you another text. 'I'll make an opening, you get the hell out of here.''What about you?' you send back.'Don't worry about it.'At this point, Dervish drops his rifle, and deploys a second saber into his now free hand before igniting them and charging the closest pair.
rolled 11, 8, 9, 6 = 34>>19855171>.....
>>19855223He takes one of their arms at the elbow, and the other blade lashes out and severs a leg at the knee. The two of them boost back and he launches to the side to pursue one of them."NOW!" He yells into the coms, and you see a brief but usable opening, pointing right back toward Vegas.[ ] Go.[ ] Help him fight.
>>19855171>>19855223I really hope all these low rolls are helping us.
>>19855267[X] Go.We just made a decision to trust in Dervish.
I think we agreed to always listen to dervish. Go.
>>19855267>[x] Go.He knows what he's doing, godspeed, Dervish.
>>19855267Fight! Fight! Fight!Just to dissent.
>>19855267[ ] Go.We said we wouldnt not take his advice
>>19855267Hate to leave him but Dervish knows best>[X]Go
>>19855267I'm not entirely comfortable with leaving him. I'd prefer to help him.on a side note where is his team?
>>19855267[X] Go."You better not die out here Dervish. You haven't even beat me yet."
You dash for the exit, and get out of the ring.Then Dervish starts giving you instructions. "When you get back, call my team and tell them that Scenario 'B' looks like our most accurate prediction.""You think you can handle all of them by yourself?"He's silent for a moment "I guess we'll see, won't we?"And with that he cuts the line between you. Cursing, you continue your run south.
>>19855527Well its been fun but im out, later gents,So I shall post this now so i dont have to come back and post it when AC-Bro takes another break
>>19855623Darnit Mooch gets here and people bail.sup ac quest....Oh look we're in the middle of letting dervish......hrmm
>>19855724>...hrmmIs that a good "...hrmm" or a bad "...hrmm"?!
YOU ARE DERVISH.>Current Status:Dervish, M, (Age Unknown).Intelligence: 25.Strength: 15.Agility: 30.Toughness: 25.Determination: 55 [base]Synch Ratio: 70 [base]Perception: 35.Ballistics: 25.Melee: 40.Skills:Computer use (Advanced)Piloting (Master+)Tactics (Advanced)Mechanics (Advanced)Feats:[Supreme Focus] Dervish can take a combat round to ready himself for his next action/reaction for a +10 bonus.[Danger Sense] Dervish cannot be caught flat-footed by a surprise attack.[Machine Empathy] Dervish gets a +5 to Synch rate, and a +5 to perception while piloting.[Mind of Steel] Dervish ignores any debuff related to wounds until the round after.[Unbreakable Will] All feats/traits/abilities related to mental fortitude are doubled.[Master Duelist] Gains a melee attack of opportunity for every missed attack from a marked target. If target is not in melee range but within a single move action, a free move is also gained.][Master Brawler] Every missed attack from an opponent in melee range provokes an attack of opportunity.Traits:[Mad Dancer] While in a melee, Dervish cannot fail a fear check.[Crushing Aura] Dervish provokes Fear checks from everyone in melee range, including allies.[Reaper Sprint] When Dervish kills an opponent in melee, he gets a free attack on anyone else in melee range at a -5 penalty.Aspects:[Inner Void] When invoked, Dervish completely shuts out emotional interference.>Core sheet incoming.
>>19855758that was a "How can I assist in any way shape or form to save my commanding officer and one of the three people I respect on the face of this earth, and this entire universe" Hrmm...That is the sound Of Mooch commiting science thoughts..Thats the sound I make when I decide I need lots of guns there now.So thats a "Bad Hrmm" for collateral damage.A "Bad Hrmm" For the people its directed at for my enemiesand a "Good Hrmm" For Dervish.
>>19855862Holy Fuck, this guy is extremely dangerous.Our priority is to get into Melee right now. I doubt Crushing Aura will do anything given that we're up against AIs, but oh well, Reapers Sprint combined with Master Brawel means we can chop through these guys like a hot knife through butter.
>>19855862Hot damn is Dervish awesome.>>19855868Mooch, you never fail to rock.pic related
>>19855862BODY TYPE:[Seraph Custom Head] Sensor rating 15. Weight, 5. EN Consumption, 25.[Talaria Custom Legs] Weight support: 75. EN consumption: 30. AP: 45.[Aegis Custom Body] Weight: 30. EN consumption: 60. AP: 55 Special: Rating 3 P.A., Threshold 20[Tesla Custom Generator] EN output: 300, Weight: 10. Capacitor recharge rate: 30 (45 in passive mode).[Musashi Custom Arms] Weight: 5. EN consumption 25.WEAPONS LOADOUT (Current):Primary 1: MOONLIGHT Type 1-custom>[EN damage]: DR 12-2, ammo N/A. Weight 5. SPECIAL: Reach, twice normal melee range.Primary 2: MOONLIGHT Type 2-Custom>[EN damage]: DR 12-2, ammo N/A. Weight 5. SPECIAL: Ignores P.A. Ignore D.R.
>>19855862Wait. We're playing as one of the most dangerous men we've ever come across? No one is allowed to mention vertical or angled leg propelled movement over any predatory sea life. This game is not doing that.
>>19855862>>19856117>For those of you wondering, this is pretty close to an end-game stat-line.>In D&D terms, Alex is at about level 5-6, Dervish is hovering at around 18.
>>19856140>Given that this is supposed to be a dramatically engaging story, testing for a system in development, and also apparently some form of viral marketing according to some of my detractors, I wanted to do something cool.>Giving you guys a chance to see what the higher-end of the power scale looks like currently seems like a cool thing to do.
>>19856175I'm just saying that it's pretty cool to be playing The Fonz instead of Ritchie. Even if Ritchie is a total badass now.
>>19856199So in this Happy Days metaphor, who's our Chuck?
You quickly scan your options, looking around at your enemy.You know deep down that this is nothing like you've fought before, and idly wonder if that difference will prove too much.Something about this line of thought strikes you as odd.It won't matter for long anyway.[ ] Wait for them to come at you (Activate Supreme Focus- target Counter attacks)[ ] Prioritize targets (Activate 'Mark')[ ] Charge one of the cores you wounded.[ ] Attempt to draw them away from Vegas.>Also, give me a d20 for event dice.
rolled 4 = 4>>19856301>[ ] Wait for them to come at you (Activate Supreme Focus- target Counter attacks)And event roll
>>19856326Fuck. I'm not rolling any more.For now.
>>19856301> Wait for them to come at you (Activate Supreme Focus- target Counter attacks)
>>19856326>>19856365I concur with this vote and this statement.
rolled 16 = 16>>19856301 [X] Wait for them to come at you (ActivateSupreme Focus- target Counterattacks)
rolled 48, 30, 4, 38, 42, 21, 53, 13, 84 = 333You take a deep breath and center yourself.You aren't sure when/if help will arrive, so it's best to let them come to you.You close your eyes, and breathe out. A moment later, your proximity alarm goes off, and you snap into action instinctively.>Give me 9d100
rolled 20, 27, 56, 7, 69, 74, 27, 22, 13 = 315>>19856501
rolled 8, 50, 78, 19, 39, 86 = 280>>19856509>You beat EVERYONE in the melee? WHAT.>Give me 6d100 for your counter attack. you have a bonus of 15 to beat their rolls.
rolled 2, 62, 23, 51, 18, 2 = 158>>19856571
>>19856585>I'm gonna do damage for the hits you took while trying to figure out how many fucking dice that is.>Holy shit.
rolled 5, 9, 6, 6 = 26>>19856612>Darp, forgot dice.
>>19856585Asuka you get to roll for everything now.
>You just did 52d12 across 5 people.>Please roll that out please. And before you ask, /tg/ dice caps at 25 at once.
rolled 95, 96, 16, 98, 51 = 356>>19856684>Capital letters fuck up the dice macro?
rolled 1, 9, 2, 8, 12, 12, 3, 4, 9, 1, 5, 8, 10, 5, 11, 8, 1, 1, 12, 12, 10, 8, 2, 5, 1 = 160>>19856684Well, here's 25 of them.
rolled 6, 4, 3, 4, 11, 6, 11, 10, 9, 9, 7, 12, 9, 4, 12, 6, 9, 10, 6, 10, 10, 4, 11, 11, 8 = 202>>19856684Here's another 25 (thanks to >>19856697 for the first block)
rolled 6, 7 = 13>>19856684And here's the last 2
>>19856697>>19856714>>19856722With 5 crits, unless my count is off.
>Can I get 3d100? Target 70.
rolled 49, 80, 41 = 170>>19856766
>>19856773>I'm gonna need another 4d12 from you then.
rolled 3, 6, 8, 7 = 24>>19856806
Hey guys what did I mi...HOLY FUCKING DICE ROLLS BATMAN!
>>19856813A small alarm tells you that your armor crashed, and that you've received minor damage to your left shoulder as you make your move.Three slices quickly bisect as many cores right through the center.A fourth slice hits something internal, and while it doesn't cause the same viscerally satisfying explosion, it does spark quite dramatically and shut down moments later.The Next one you merely graze, super-heating his external cooling port, and then all the plugs and seals on the entire core explode dramatically. It grinds to a noisy halt as it tries to stop you from attacking the final member of their group, who seems to have miraculously escaped your wrath.As you leap towards him, a second core gets directly in your way.>You have a total of five attacks for these two opponents. You're at a -5 penalty for them. How would you like to split them?[ ] 1-4[ ] 2-3[ ] 5-0>Side note: The guy who you killed via over-heating, would normally have been totally non-leathal sort of damage.>You however dealt 117 points of damage there. That was the SECOND biggest hit, the biggest being at 202.
>>19856933Jesus Christ Dervish is one badass mofo in melee. It's not just his stats, but add Master Brawler and Reaper Sprint together and shit gets crazy. Split them 2-3
>>19856933>[x] 2-3And hope the rolls hold up.
>>19856933>[X ]2-3Asuka roll and kill both. Also what horrible ritual did you have to do to gain so much favor from the dice gods tonight?
>>19856971I have no clue, and I'm worried that it will all come crashing down around me as soon as it REALLY counts.
>>19856946>It's actually worse than that.>Dervish's Master Duelist basically lets him charge someone with no rick of invoking an attack of opportunity. So if you had targeted someone with that prior to this you could have killed all of the people right here, basically teleported, killed that guy, and then used all your AoOs to kill all the people near him.>Technically, it still isn't even Dervish's TURN. This is all reaction based on somebody else trying to hit him.>The crazy thing is, he's not even the most broken character right now. Technically he's beaten out by Nine-Ball and [SPOILERS].>Nine-Ball's stat line actually TECHNICALLY breaks the rules in a couple of minor ways. When I told Dave that he said 'Yeah, that sounds about right'.
>>19856995Don't worry, we don't hate you if you jinx everything. You got us farther than we would have gotten.
>>19857012So are we good to roll for those attacks?
>>19857012Well, Nine-Ball is basically bullshit-in-a-core, right?
>Regardless of how it gets split, it's still 5d100. I'll roll their defense. TECHNICALLY even with penalties, you still have a bonus of five to beat them.>>19856995>Isn't that kinda what happened in Eva? That scene kinda struck me as a player going 'oh shit, I just ran completely out of Fate points to burn'.>>19857020>Yeah, go ahead.
>>19857020Do it, this keeps up and we'll start a kickstarter to send you to Vegas.
rolled 57, 43, 39, 35, 91 = 265>>19857041>Isn't that kinda what happened in Eva? That scene kinda struck me as a player going 'oh shit, I just ran completely out of Fate points to burn'.Yeah that's about right. She cuts through ALL OF THE HARPIES, burning fate points left and right, and then they get. Back. Up. And she's all out of Fate points with which to counter their bullshit.
>>19857036>Kinda, yeah.>>19857012>Something worth noting: abilities like Dervish's Reaper sprint's penalties are cumulative.>So you can kill someone and get a free attack. And if THOSE attacks kill someone, you get another attack.>But like the first bonus attack would be at a -5, and then the second round of bonuses attacks gained from that would be at -10, etc.
rolled 67, 19, 43, 27, 1 = 157>>19857049
>>19857049But we haven't used any of Dervish's fate points yet, it's all been great rolls so we should be safe for a least a little bit longer.
>>19857093Yeah, but *I* have probably been spending mine all over the place to get the crazy rolls.
>>19857089>>19857049>So I'm gonna need 6d12 now for damage.>>19857101>>19857093>Dervish only has one fate point to start with.>Just saying.
Random non-participant dropping by: how heavily is this quest Evangelion-themed?
rolled 8, 10, 2, 5, 7, 1 = 33>>19857114God damn dervish
rolled 5, 8, 10, 9, 10, 2 = 44>>19857114Here ya go>>19857125Not at all.
>>19857125Not in the slightest.
rolled 3, 9, 10, 8, 9, 7 = 46>>19857114Rolling.
>>19857125Not in the least really, it's based on Armored Core. Asukafag just likes Asuka.
>>19857125>Other than the occasional guy spamming Eva pics?>Slightly less than 1%. A couple of vague themes carried over by virtue of grim giant robots setting, but that's it.
>>19857143>>19857139>>19857137>>19857136I see, thanks for gettin' me learned.
ya caught me working the graveyard shift, AC guyLETS FUCKING ROCK
rolled 56, 87 = 143>>19857136>>19857138>I hate to leave you guys on a cliff-hanger, but I need to go to bed.>I need to get up really early tomorrow, and I'm not sure when I'll be getting home. Watch the twitter/catalog. I'm not sure when the next thread will be.>Feel free to put any questions/comments you might have down though. I'll answer what I can when I get back. Either that or I'll make another crunch thread or something. Been a while since we had one.
>>19857203Nooooo! I just caught up! :'(. Amazing amazing rolls, seriously. Dervish is just....man I can't even put it into words.
>>19857203It's cool. Real life shit is kinda important.
>>19855862holy FUUUUUUCKpoint me to your Kickstarter/website and I will open my wallet RIGHT NOW
>>19857203d'oh, well it looks like I have a thread to read anyway, thanks AC bro
>>19857203Take care, mate, and goo dluck.