You are Dr. Ivo Robotnik, CEO of Robotnik Heavy Industries, a company that specializes on the industrial sector... and robots. It's been some time now that you have announced your decision to turn a new leaf after being soundly beaten by that blue fuzzball the Nth time... since then you've built yourself a small, legitimate company, which coupled with your brilliance, grew into a name worthy of the Mobian Stock Market. Almost everyone in Mobius thinks you've really reformed; but the truth is, you still keep a burning hatred for that blue fuzzball. But these days you have taken to splitting your attention between taking down that hedgehog (of course, covertly), and keeping an eye on the market.In any case, currently you find yourself in your office, in Robotnik Heavy Industries' HQ in the Mobian capital. Currently in your company's possession:-1 HQ (has R&D, marketing, the works, and even a secret lair/workshop for yourself)-1 FactoryThe secretary called. "Mr. Robotnik, the current market report is ready."What will you do?
>>24277441Read this >>24277144
>>24277441bump a bit due to SQL error thingy
read the market report
>>24277441"Very good Janis, Send it in, and call my heads of staff, i'd like a little progress meeting."
"Let's see that report."Also, we Pentex now.
How is the cloning project coming along?I have a certain... issue I've been hoping to remedy.
>>24277441lets see that report
Let's check out the report
How is our business doing?Fairly important thing to tell us before we make decisions.
>>24277441Perosnally, I think we should develop human-like robots that can assist people with their jobs in the world.
>>24277481>>24277485>>24277513>>24277517>>24277515>"Very good Janis, Send it in, and call my heads of staff, i'd like a little progress meeting.""Right away, sir. I'll inform the heads."Soon your personal fax device whines, and the latest market report comes in.It seems like RHI is gaining ground in Mobius, with more industrial sector usage of our products. Other companies from abroad are also starting to make their name known in Moebius, such as Aperture Science, Tyrell Corp, and Sarif Industries. They seem to be fringe products right now, and not actively competing with your products, at least in the industrial sector.Soon enough, you receive a call from Janis, the heads are in. You saunter over to the meeting room, and see:-Dagget Digster, a native Mobian moleman, head of the RnD, poring over his notes;-Wolfgang Deetz, human, head of marketing;-Henrietta Gale, air elemental, head of HR and PR;-XD-8 'Robby', sentient robot, head of security;all assembled."Dagget, how is the cloning project coming along?" You say, making the mole stop shuffling his papers."Yes, s-sir, we still have trouble acquiring the know-how... we aren't exactly the experts on bio-engineering, sir..."Well, what now?
>>24277569>And steal their credit card information when they are asleep. Or collect materiel to blackmail them.I like the way you think Anon
>>24277587Tell the mole-man we'll handle hiring of bio-experts in that case. And by hiring, I mean we kidnap them from rival firms.
>>24277587Threaten to replace him with a robot if he doesn't get shit done.
>>24277587What are those other companies making, and can we buy them?BUY THEM. BUY THEM ALL.
>>24277587Ask Deetz how our products are being sold and how we're generally doing with our finances.Ask Gale what the public opinion is.Ask Digster how our other projects are doing.
>>24277615How much money/resources do we have anyway?
>>24277441Make a catchy theme song.
>>24277623This. Let's get our R&D to work on an unusually catchy memetic theme song for our company and products. We'll make sure we're even more of a household name when people can't get our products out of their head.
>>24277620Well, we could buy Tyrell Corp first, and get on with making android helpers.Sarif industries after that, and combine it with Tyrell to make advanced prosthetics and superior robots.And finally, Aperture for household machines. And advanced energy sources.
>>24277659>Buying out other MegaCorpsAre you people even listening to yourself?
>>24277587How low can we go? Can we, say.... Find an expert on bio-engineering, and hire him, making him create clones of people that have stocks in the other companies, "buying" them bit by bit?
>>24277677Well, we can buy them after we destroy the living shit out of them.By, say... Starting a rumor that they are environmentally unfriendly and set a certain blue fuzzball at them?
>>24277617>>24277623"Deetz, how is our marketing?""Well, it seems that our latest jingle worked well, our products are being bought more. Currently they're sold in bulk, through third-party vendors (instead of a set outlet)... we're also started setting up a kind of internet ordering system.""Allright. Gale, how is the public opinion?""Well, the Mobian populace mostly believes that you have reformed, but there are small gossips that say they aren't all fully buying it. We might have to stage more charities if we have the funds.""Hmm, we may hold one or two then. And Dagget! How is our other projects?""W-well sir, the robotics section has ideas about a humanoid robot to do the heavy lifting in construction areas... based on your previous designs."Well, that is good and all, but Dagget doesn't really now our secret project in our secret lair... well, what is our secret project? The one to defeat the blue fuzzball?>>24277620Currently, we have the Profit factor of 3, 1 of which is used to finance RnD. 2 are going to the coffers (currently at 10) unless you want to use them for something else.>>24277690Might work if said bio-engineer has a similar bent like you. But in your experience, people such as those will ultimately backstab you.
>>24277698Are you suddenly assuming that the other factions are passive set-pieces which wont retaliate? Doesn't seem like a good idea at all. How about before we start attacking other factions, we solidify our power instead.
>>24277713>Well, that is good and all, but Dagget doesn't really now our secret project in our secret lair... well, what is our secret project? The one to defeat the blue fuzzball?No-Sanic zone field. We will sell it like a innovative way to stop people from speeding and have them set up everywhere but in reality we will turn entire Mobius into a place where that damn hedgehog will have to walk like normal people, ha!
>>24277750This.Our charities should be concerning public safety and how reckless speedsters endanger us all.
>>24277713>2 are going to the coffers (currently at 10) unless you want to use them for something else.Would be nice to know what we can spend these on. I remember that previous time, people made recycling facility which boosted our popularity and gave some resources in return. What else could we spend it on (aside from charities)spend it on fat-acceptance groups, make people hate Sonic indirectly for his athletic abilities
>>24277713Allocate additional profit factor point to RnD.
"There haven't been any security problems, have there, Robby?"
Create robotic security guards for sale. Don't have a secret code to take them over. We can add that in a software update. Its not like anyone reads the ULA anyway.
>>24277750Ooooh, and automatic speed reducer. It would be the ultimate in safety equipment.Put it on your car instead of a bumper: you can drive into a tree at full speed and at the last second your speed slows to a gentle 10 miles per hour.Wear it like a belt to fall slowly the ground and land harmlessly.Really, it would be irresponsible not to instal these all over the place to prevent harmful crashes and accidents.
>>24277713We're concentrating a lot on the blue spikeball. What about his allies, how is their opinion of us? Wouldn't it be a boon for PR for example if we hired one Miles Prower...
>>24277805I was thinking more like static buildings which project wide fields of speed-reduction, so in the residential zone they could be set to 60km/h and nothing can move faster than that, of course we can modify the setting at our will and we will have things that negate the ability.
If we hold a charity, we need to invite Sanic over.You know, to try to get his forgiveness and make friends? WHILE IMAGINING HOW HIS HEART TASTES LIKE.
>>24277713Ok... New plan!Hire three experts:One in cybernetics, that will develop an "mind phone" that will be used in our company for... Communications The other will be an expert on advertising and sending subconscious messagesThe last one will be the bio engineering expert. We will use the mind phone, in first only in the company, to make everyone love me, their job and the company, using the subconscious messages. And then we will use my cloning plan
>>24277806>>24277835Not labeling Sanic and his friends as environmental terrorists.We should buy out or establish a news-channel
>>24277750Ahh yes, the 'slow' gun, which will slow down things which goes too fast. Currently it's not receiving any attention from you; even a genius like you is thinking hard to dampen high velocities. In that case..."Allright then. Dagget, you get more funding for that project, I expect good returns for that investment." Then you turn to Gale."I want you to organize a charity event targeted at public safety, especially concerning spe- erhm, road accidents related to reckless speeding. Make sure Sonic is invited as well." You can feel the tang of irony on the tip of your tongue.Dagget looks relieved, while Gale replies, "Right away.">of the 2 Profit Factor available, 1 goes to RnD and 1 to charity.>>24277801"There haven't been any security problems, have there, Robby?""Our factory workers are compliant, and our security force reports only a few cases of attempted break-in by the rebel group 'Moebian Resistance'. Other than that there is little to no problems.">>24277806Gleaning from past reports, the fuzzball's allies are still steadfast in their belief that you might still be planning something evil, and that's not even counting the Moebian Resistance. Something from old times, eh.Now, since you guys put a Profit Factor this quarter for RnD... roll a 1d20, taking first roll! This is to see if Dagget manages to return that investment, and how long.
>>24277843imagine the look on sanic face when he see that my new motto is "peace and love". i will even give him a mind phone for free, as a good friend
Rolled 6>>24277860Don't let us down diglet!
>>24277850Prower has a keen intellect, mechanically minded. If we show Mobius that even Sonic's trusted sidekick buys into our "reformed" character, then we will sway countless doubters. Besides, if all else fails - hostage.There's always Knuckles. He was always a gullible fool. An Angel Island renovation project, something to make his duties as guardian easier. No hidden bombs. No traps or tricks. Just gaining the trust of the guardian of one of the most powerful relics on Mobius.
Rolled 7>>24277874>>24277876God dammit, Daglet!
>>24277877>There's always Knuckles. He was always a gullible fool.Hmm, I really don't know anything about Sonic lore so I'm lost here but if you think it is possible, then we might try.
Rolled 5>>24277860by the power of the dice gods, i am doctor Robotnik!
Rolled 14>>24277896i dont think the dice gods like us, doc
Rolled 17>>24277860Damn it, dice gods!
Oh wow, this again? Been a while, ain't it?
>>24277874Well, it seems like a certain department's been having management issues. Most of the money are spent on materials, but not new minds; which meant progress is painfully slow.Since we have no more PF to spend, we can't hire the experts yet; An expert would need 1 PF. We can go to end of quarter to roll yet another d20 for random event, be it good (above 10) or bad (10 and below) with closer to 10 as a 'meh' event. 1s and 20s count for something real big.What will you do now? Your secret project/activities is independent from your company's PF (although you could funnel some to advance it), and for now, gathering intel is free.
>>24277893Knuckles is repeatedly convinced by Robotnik that Sonic is a dick stealing his magic gems. He's gullible as fuck.If any of the blue bolt's posse can be swayed to our side - it's him.
Rolled 4>>24277928Random Event GO!
>>24277860>"I want you to organize a charity event targeted at public safety, especially concerning spe- erhm, road accidents related to reckless speeding. Make sure Sonic is invited as well." You can feel the tang of irony on the tip of your tongue.>Dagget looks relieved, while Gale replies, "Right away."This is great, we should emphasize the safety of children. Sonic will have to agree that speeding is dangerous and should be stopped just not to look bad. We will get some statements out of him and later when we reveal our anti-speeding device, we could take out Sonic words out of context as if he supports our new product.When inviting Sonic to charity, lets not make it entirely clear what the charity is about.
>>24277928>What will you do now? Your secret project/activities is independent from your company's PF (although you could funnel some to advance it), and for now, gathering intel is free.Lets work on our project.
Rolled 4>>24277928>New plan!>Hire three experts:>One in cybernetics, that will develop an "mind phone" that will be used in our company for... Communications >The other will be an expert on advertising and sending subconscious messages>The last one will be the bio engineering expert. >We will use the mind phone, in first only in the company, to make everyone love me, their job and the company, using the subconscious messages. And then we will use my cloning planwhat kind of experts do we have now? can we see what experts we might hire later?
Rolled 11>>24277937>>24277951dice gods! damn you! damn you all!
>>24277928>Since we have no more PF to spend, we can't hire the experts yet; An expert would need 1 PF.Don't we have 10 in our coffers? Or do we have to pay 1PF each turn?
>>24277928>and for now, gathering intel is free.Lets see how our direct competitors are doing.
>>24277929Gather Intel on Knuckles, see how our company can be of service to him.
I have a question for PR: Are people still calling us the Eggman? Because there's nothing like a harassment suite to garner some cash.
>>24277992First this. The gullible red jackass could be of use to us. NOTHING UNTOWARD, mind, just small, little lies. Those go down easiest for normal people.>>24278000Then, let's check in with PR about that nickname. Let's find out what the demographics are of the namecallers so we can put together a PR counterattack, one involving stereotypes and how they hurt people in the long run.
>>24277951>>24277937Currently, our lone expert is Dagget, who might be a bit textbook but he's good at industry. Experts we might hire... depends on how the dice rolls.>>24277979Ah yeah, I forgot about that coffers. Well, roll 3d20 to see how many potential experts we can recruit, and how accessible/cooperative they are.Meanwhile, at the charity event a week later..."...so that's why kids, keep your safety belt on, and drive below the limit!" Sonic finishes his short speech, unwittingly fixing a bit of your public image. You just stand there, smiling, but deep in your heart you want to make the fuzzball realize the irony...but just then, a hijacked bus speeds by, and cops are following it down the road. One of the police cruisers stops outside the charity event, and the cop inside said, "SONIC! we need you! Hostage situation!" and off the fuzzball goes, raising his own popularity as he runs just as fast as the bus, and knocks the rings out of the hijacker. Dammit, at least it doesn't hurt your PR.>>24278000Only some, but they're too costly to sue in terms of reputation.>>24277992Currently Knuckles is still in Angel Island, training himself and keeping guard over the ruins in the area. It seems that he's allied himself to some local tribes.>>24277990Aperture Science's HQ is very hard to find; but we know that their CEO is a Gladys Johnson, who so far cannot be met in person. Sarif Industries seem to be experts in cybernetics and is based in Detroit. Tyrell Corp's HQ is in Los Angeles, and they are experts in bio-engineering. Lately there is some questions about the morality of their products, the Replicants.
I say we start up a charitable foundation.The Maria Robotnik Fund - dedicated to curing Neuro-Immuno Deficiency Syndrome. Maybe if we're seen to be honouring Maria's memory, we could get Shadow on side...
Rolled 12, 8, 8 = 28>>24278084Oh well
>>24278084>he's allied himself to some local tribes.Let's improve the lving conditions of the tribes. A show of good faith on our part. Whilst we've got people working on Angel Island, see if we can't casually broach the subject of using the Master Emerald as a means to power the new settlement...
>>24277928what can we do with the little budget we left..start planting trees in our headquarters. EVERYWHERE. so when, i mean if the little furball come to get me, he will get stuck in the trees. it will also make us look like a greener company
Rolled 8, 1, 13 = 22>>24278121>Let's improve the lving conditions of the tribes. A show of good faith on our part.Or they will hate us for intervening with their way of life, which is likely seeing how dice are doing.
>>24278084What can we build with our money? If we build another factory, will it raise our profit?
>>24278084Ah, well... At least it's a start... Now, Janet, did you get those reports from PR about that, hrumph, "Nickname" those mobian insur-I mean resistance members keep throwing around?
>>24278126>I like my women like I like my HQ...>COVERED IN TREES!!!Seconded. Every company needs a good greenwash!
>>24278115So we get just one "meh" expert?We can always try next turns, right?>>24278126>>24278144I hope the trees will have robotic birds/squirrels in them. They could be used for surveillance, minor defenses or just loaded up with explosives for suicide runs.
Rolled 12>>24278129Alright then, we approach them and see how best, in the Spirit of Co-Operation we can achieve a mutually beneficial outcome. Then casually broch the subject of using the ME's vast reserves of Chas energy to power water purification etc.I'm gonna roll for it...
Rolled 11, 10, 14 = 35>>24278084well then, if we have an expert, let us use his skills! we are short on money now, so building will be later, but maybe he can start working on the mind-phone?
Rolled 14>>24278176>Chas EnergySounds like a porn star waiting to happen.I of course mean CHAOS.
www.robots-everywhere.comThis is relevant to my interests
>>24278168>explosives for suicide runswhy lose our good name? just take some crippled nird, and give them new bodies to live in. the people will love it
>>24278214For security, if something big tries to attack us, having small mobile explosives would be great.
>>24278214Wait, so, "Cybernik" armour...?I'm in two minds about this...Still, seconded.
>>24278214plus, instant cybermen
>>24278189I'd suggest to invest into solar energy, i mean, the chaos emeralds have already caused some "issues" more than one time, plus their very name suggest that they are highly unpredictable and prone to fuck up.Plus solar is green, doesn't run out and there are less chances that Sanic decide that "Robotnick+Chaos Emerald=the fat fuck is at it again"Just my 2/100
>>24278252Solar energy collectors on Angel Island, plus Tesla Coil equals Broadcast Power for all of Mobius!!Brilliant!!And with absolutely no millitary applications. No sir.
>>24278214>nirdi mean birds.but nird gives me an idea....
>>24278275Nerdy Nids?Oh dear...
>>24278275See, I thought you meant nerds. Hence my comment here. >>24278238We give mobians with limited mobility a set of cybernik armour. It helps their mobility, increases our public profile as a caring company, lets us get into the cyber-modding market and ultimately with This Big Red Button it gives us an army!
>>24278292do a public demo, then sell the basic model at cost to the national health service. can make some money on accessories.
>>24278275the NIRD (non-identical-Reviving-Dimension) will be our next big project. we will make an garden, filled with crippled animals, that we will help to live a good life
>>24278292While it might help with our reputation, I doubt we will get an army out of it.
>>24278346Wouldn't get an army out of all the people on the NHS who have walking difficulties...?Quadroplegics, the totally paralysed, even the ELDERLY? Dude, this is a massive market before we even look at the people who'd buy it just out of a desire to look cool.Massive market of people buying a set of gear that turns them into a Badnik on command = Massive army.>>24278325Seconded.
>>24278333In the nird, the animals will be given a new body, and will learn how to use it. When the animal can live normally, it will be adopted by someone that will pay a small price. The people that will get their new pets could buy them things like mind-phone, robo-gills or rocket boots.
>>24278375>>24278379>>24278382Why not just... make robots? Sentient ones, like Bobby or something.This sounds too much trouble for the risk.
>>2427811512, 8, 8For the cybernetics expert, one of our old college friends called... it's Dr. Wily. He said that his company tanked, so he's trying to find jobs. You know him, used to discuss stuff together in Evil Genius 101.The advertising expert is from somewhere in Banana Island, and the bio-engineer used to work for the Space Pirates. Each of them got 1 PF, so for now our coffers is 7.>>24278085This! It'll take 1 PF to make the charity foundation. Poor Maria, you remembered how you two used to spend some time together in the Egg Ark.>>24278121Well, to improve the living conditions would require 2 PF, and consent from the tribes. They are part of the demographic who didn't believe in your new leaf policy.>>24278126Trees is a good idea, you need 1 PF though.Anyways, since it's the start of a new quarter, you get 3 PFs. Business is ormal as usual, despite the charity event. So, which project do we go with? We can't just empty our coffers in one go, it will cause some of our higher-ups to think something's up with the company and bail.
>>24278383The animals that won't be adopted will be sent to the nature. Of course, we will not use the nird as spies and murderers. Maybe in the army/police for finding explosives and drugs. But not in out army. That does not exists. Or will kill sanic
>>24278410>the bio-engineer used to work for the Space PiratesIn this case we should avoid to have any kind of exposed tubes.
>>242784041) builds reputation2) dude, cybermen3) there's a market for that. if we have sentient robots, smart prostheses are easy to do.>>24278410definitely offer wily a partnership. be honest with him about our intentions. point out that after we take over the world, it will be fun to have an epic robot war over who gets to rule what bits, but let's cooperate for now.
>>24278404Dude, you don't get it. We don't want the old and the crippled to serve us willingly. When we press the override they become just another organic battery. Like the little animals you free in the games.Have you never played sonic games?Up until that point, the Cybernik System allows people who can't walk to WALK. It allows people with no fine motor control to HAVE fine motor control. It even makes you look as sexy as chrome can be.It's an easy sell man.
>>24278410Hm, let's bring in Wily. Poor fellow, I know that blue nutter with the blaster installed is to blame for his company tanking. He might be able to help with the Cybernik Mobility Assist System...
>>24278410Hire that cyber expert and the ad expert. The bio engineer can wait for later. Start working on the mind phone and the happy company program
>>24278410Gauge the consent from the tribes. Try to reach consensus. If they refuse, leave amicably - even offering a small gift of sorts. Winning their trust can help win the Echidna's.
>>24278410>The advertising expert is from somewhere in Banana Island, and the bio-engineer used to work for the Space Pirates. Each of them got 1 PF, so for now our coffers is 7Whoa, whoa. Wait.You give us a CHOICE if we want to hire them or not, don't just do that for us.
>>24278410Hire the cybernetics expert.Begin work on the Cybernik project.
>>24278434>>24278442>>24278473Seconding this plan.
So we're basically Lex Luthor. Nice.
How about we stop spending all of our money on charities and shit?Our reputation is not that bad for now.Lets invest into the company, make new factories, products or something else to get more profit.
>>24278473Wait, the cybernik project is with animals or people?
>>24278489No, but the furball won't attack a good company. Beside, it's not for free.
>>24278493Whoever wants to buy it! Animals, Humans, all Citizens of Mobius can benefit from RHI's New Life Changing Cybernik System!!No availiable in stylish matte black.
>>24278430You make note to keep Xelos, the Space Pirate, away from any tubes if you were to hire him. Hopefully there's enough Erlenmeyer bottles around to replace all the test tubes.>>24278434You call Wily back, and say that you definitely want a partnership. Over a dinner later, you reveal your plans to catch the fuzzball and conquer the world, and explain that the two of you should work together... at least for now. Supporting Wily's company (Wily Electrics) will need 3 PFs, by the way.>>24278453Well, you will get Wily's help, so that's a definite spending of 1 PF (+2 more if we decide for partnership). The ad expert, Joe B. Nanana, is an eager monkey, and will work under Deetz.>2 quarterly PF ready to be spent>coffers at 7 PFwhat's the consensus, folks?
Idea:Why kill Sonic? If we can make so that he's no longer necessary we actually won twice.One for having successfully replaced him.And one for the fact that he will REALIZE that he's no longer necessary.In the eyes of the people we'll be a hero magnitudes greater than Sonic, we'll overshadow him in any way and he'll end up as a simple footnote in the pages of history.
>>24278489Seconded. Factory for the Cybernik System. Increase overall productivity.New Product the same. Massive market. Constantly increasing demographic. Mad profits.Said product also increases our reputation! =DTriple combo!!
>>24278517List of priorities:1. The cybernik/NIRD project2. Mind phone+ happy company3. Trees. Trees everywhere
>>24278517Partnership Wily. Hire Ad Expert.Start Viral Campaign followed by product showcase on cybernik system over three months.Build factory for same.Start shipping toward winter, when the elderly and infrim feel it the most...
>>24278517>Supporting Wily's company (Wily Electrics) will need 3 PFs, by the way.>Well, you will get Wily's help, so that's a definite spending of 1 PF (+2 more if we decide for partnership)Is it 3 or 2?Anyway, lets partner up with Wily he'll stab us in the back eventually>>24278505Our company is not "bad". It is probably leaning towards "good". I mean, we already spent money on charities and such, lets invest into our company and increase our profit before doing more charities.>>24278517Don't hire the space pirate, lets try to find some other bio-engineer
>>24278533>>24278554How about BEFORE we build factory and start making the product we actually INVESTIGATE into the market if it will sell or not.We have marketing expert for a reason, you know.Call Deetz and give him the assignment.
>>24278541seconded.If these trees can be bio-engineered, so much the better.
>>24278532>And one for the fact that he will REALIZE that he's no longer necessary.This x65535.>>24278554Sounds good to me.Oh, and we should promise that most of the cybernik system will be made open source after a few years, but until then the firmware is a trade secret.>>24278566Actually hiring villains to obstensively reform them could be a thing.Picture related; these girls used to be small time drug dealers, now they build robots with me.
>>24278533Well, making a new factory is just 1 PF.>>24278566It's 3, we already spent 1, the additional 2 is if we decide to partnership with Wily. Which seems the consensus.>1 quarterly PF, coffers at 7Well, it's getting late and my eyes are getting drowsy; I will return in about 8 to 10 hours. After the 21st April I might run this every Friday or weekends my side; Which meant thursday evening until saturday-ish for you guys.Hopefully this thread still gets players! Thanks for the company!
>>24278578>will a set of cybernetic prosthetics sellDude, seriously?>MarketingA good marketing expert TELLS PEOPLE what they want. Our advertising creates the need, our product solves the need that the advert created. Most products do it. And people and animals alike on mobious must be crippled or elderly. Ergo, we have a market.
>>24278598Looking forward to it!
>>24278613This is a setting where Sarif industries, Tyrell corp. and probably many more are a thing. What makes you think that handicaps are even a problem here? Heck, there might be a company out there which grows identical limbs and organs for people who have lost them.
>>24278598Well, today was short. Hope next threads will be longer.Don't forget to archive
>>24278637Because all of those companies are relatively new and upcoming. We've been told that. Why don't you read the thread? Will they move into those areas? Sure.But we will beat them to the punch with not only a superior product, but a sexier product.A bit of market research wouldn't hurt, that said.
>>24278683>Because all of those companies are relatively new and upcoming. We've been told that. Why don't you read the thread?I did read the thread, doesn't mean anything. They are new in Mobius but not new in the world. >A bit of market research wouldn't hurt, that said.That's what I mean. See if there is a demand at all before investing into this.Also, we need to develop said product first, remember that.
>>24278637Besides, even if there are similar products on the market, we just have to see what our product can do better. Be that cost, design, whatever.We create a USP. We'll be the iPod of the Augment world. Other companies may do it better, with objectively superior products, but we have STYLE.Perhaps we could sell them by means of some sort of Spokesperson... Let's find Charmy Bee, get some thugs to break his legs, then use him as a Poster Child for the product.
>>24278647Well, if this thread's still here in my morning, we'll continue in this thread instead of making a new one.Anyways, archived:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/24277441Keep in mind that sometimes my IP, ISP or country is blocked to post by 4chan due to abuse; dunno who, but it's been plaguing me recently. If a thread's late, that might be the problem.
>>24278707>Mobius but not new in the world.Mobius.Planet Mobius.Mobius IS the world you doofus.Development is easy. Robotnik already made Badniks, this is practically the same technlogy. It just give the organic battery control of the mechanisms.
>>24278711>Keep in mind that sometimes my IP, ISP or country is blocked to post by 4chan due to abuse; dunno who, but it's been plaguing me recently. If a thread's late, that might be the problem.Shit, that sucks. This is a constant problem when I try to post from the phone.
>>24278731well, a lil bit of spoiler, but in this mixed up /v/-lite world, Mobius is just a country instead of a whole world.
>>24278708>Let's find Charmy Bee, get some thugs to break his legsCan we do this without having to use him as a poster child...?
>>24278751Really...? well shit son...Fine, market research the hell out of this. Keeping in mind this - >>24278708
>>24278731Well, I said before that I know jack-shit about Sonic lore. I thought Mobius was like a continent or something.>>24278751Oh. Well, see?Anyway, I'm not against a new product per se. Even if we go Apple like this said >>24278708. It is just criminally retarded not to do some market research first.
>>24278771Fair enough, market research. And break Charmy Bee's Legs.Even if we don't use him as a poster child, the little bastard deserves it.
>>24277441I don't get it, if this is Mobius, wouldn't this be the world where Eggman is a power mad dictator who has commited multiple war crimes?
>>24278791He had good PR specialists and lawyers
>>24278791>EggmanGet the fuck out.
>>24278791Hasn't prevented Dick Cheney from running a business.Or Krupp from going to making giant Nazi guns to making giant mining machines.
If we can still plan, we should remember that the trees project is only for spare money, so we will put a little bit every time
>>24278791That's a surprisingly good point. If this is SATAM Mobius, well, they stopped Robotnik by killing him. Multiple times. In space.If we're dealing with Eggman, in the video game universe, then we'd be all right because people there are fairly dumb, and because Robotnik keeps switching sides at the last minute
>>24278708>>24278754>>24278788For that matter, let's look up how Charmy's been portrayed in the Mobian media. I'm thinking he must be like some rich D-list celebrity who keeps getting into scandals about drugs or sex, maybe illegal ownership of guns or being caught with a tranny hooker.I don't know much about the Sonic universe, so you guys might know more about what kind of heinous shit he gets into...
>>24277441Pfft. I'm surprised. Damn, I should have shown you the files.
>>24278854I think it's it's own universe, Primarily based on the games rather than the comics and tv series. I mean, do we reallt want to being Sonic X shit in here...?The main thing being - He's Robotnik, not Eggman.
>>24278891Who is Charmy anyway?
>>24278891He's an eight year old bee who hangs out with a crocodile who acts black, a ninja chameleon and an oddly coloured armadillo with anger issues. He's also very annoying.Though I could imagine him going off the rails... Maybe some kind of Justin Beeber type figure in this reality.
>>24278919A bee. Who is loathed like nothing else.Other then that, I don't know why he's so hated in the fandom. I wouldn't mind knowing myself.
>>24278919He was the Bee in Knuckles Chaotix on the 32x. Also the "flying type" in Team Chaotix in Sonic Heroes. Prince to a Hive of Bees in the Special Zone if you want to use StC continuity. But let's not use StC continuity...
>>24278912I think that's for the best. There is a Wily industries after all.>>24278919Charmy is a bee, he's one of Knuckles' Chaotics a.k.a one of the few people who willingly hang out with the grump. Fun fact: He's actually the prince of the country he comes from on the other side of the world, he ostensibly left to find a princess and got distracted.
>>24278989So he's a high ranking drone? OK, we can work with that.
>>24278949>I don't know why he's so hated in the fandomMainly the way he acted in Heroes I imagine. Whether or not he was a cunt on the 32x I don't know.
>>24278989Wait, he actually IS a Prince in the game continuity, not just StC...?Wow... Leanr something new.
>>24278948>Justin BeeberI just now found that pun. This post is a simple reminder that you are a terrible person for making it.
>>24278791Nah. most of Eggman's industrialization is done on uninhabited and unclaimed areas, leaving no one to stop us but Sonic and his obnoxious friends.Plus I think we might have gotten some kind of amnesty for helping repel the Black Arms invasion?...And I guess there wasn't any proof that it was us who blew up the Earth and unleashed Dark Gaia?
>>24278532You, I like you. You send them to the very depths of despair first. Then...Then you kill them. Or not, he'll be a broken shell of a man. It'd be like we already killed him. No harm in letting him live in that state unless we really are trying to take over the world one day. Can't have that fuzzball interfering with our plans and beating us again.I mean, he always seems to beat the doc, no matter how hard he tries. So naturally, we try and take over the world? He'll beat us. That's just the way it is.
>>24278532The problem is that Sonic doesn't give a shit about being a hero, he mostly wrecks our shit because it's fun.If he no longer has to save the world, do you honestly think he'd give a fuck? He'd still just run around the world as a supersonic vagabond, because that's the kind of guy he is....How I hate that hedgehog.
>>24281944You are looking at that all wrong. Sanic will never attack the "good" guy. Say some robo-bird robbed a bank. The fuzzball will run to us, and what will he see? The miracle of a crippled man walking again. Children playing with their robo-pets. We won't do shit to us, and we will have our army of robots (with organic power cell) waiting at hold
>>24282148>Sonic will never attack the "good" guy...Have you never listened to his theme songs?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTke7eiWm7Q>It doesn't matter who is wrong or who is right
>>24282286Then if he attack us, he is the police problem. And we will have every right to defend ourselves. He will end up in jail (or dead) and we will look like the poor good guy. Everybody like the good guy, and that means profit!
>>24282473If we keep playing a good guy, then he wont have any reason to attack us.Should we do things that make it clear to Sonic that we are still evil but without leaving any evidence so that he finally snaps and attacks us?
>>24282529>>24282473I still think you're dramatically overestimating how many fucks he gives.And underestimating his power to boot. Like if -we- couldn't kill him after all these years, do you really think the police can even slow him down?
hoping the thread survives until Indonesian's return...
Allright folks, I have returned! So, it seems like we do want to get Wily up on his feet. We transfer 3PFs so he can make his company whole again, and strike a partnership deal with him.>6 in the coffersA little intel on Charmy comes up: currently, he's working as a child actor, and every kid in Mobius loves his antics. He hosts a kid's show.If we are to hire thugs, plan out how they won't trace it back to us. Image is important.
>>24287739>A little intel on Charmy comes up: currently, he's working as a child actor, and every kid in Mobius loves his antics. He hosts a kid's show.>If we are to hire thugs, plan out how they won't trace it back to us. Image is important.Pretty sure that was a joke... I hope.Anyway, if we build a factory, will it increase our profits? What other things could we build?
>>24282781They certainly couldn't in Sonic Adventure 2. He left a bloodpath through multiple cities and facilities.
When do we make a theme park about hating Sonic
>>24287739Does he have a 'brand' supplier? If not, then we could monopolise on this by manufacturing 'Charmy Chums', little robot Charmys which spout various Charmy quotes and have a limited form of movement...The revenue should be enough to fund further exploitation of the Bee...
>>24287799Factories will increase product output, so yeah, it will raise our quarterly PF by 1. We could also build offices, labs, public facilities etcetera... Labs make research rolls better, at least lessening the impact of bad stuff. Offices increase marketing or PR, depending on the type of office; while public facilities definitely increase reputation.
>>24288054Lets build another factory thenAny bonuses for partnering up with Wily?
>>24288054how much do they cost?
OP, you fell asleep again?
>>24288054so 2 more factories? and a park out side one of the offices?
>>24288767Sorry, I suddenly got bathroom cleaning duty.>>24288077>>24288474Allright, you take up the idea of building another factory with the heads. They seem receptive enough, so 1 PF is spent to build another factory. It will be completed in two quarters.Offices and Labs cost 1 PF to make, but as with Factories, the cost may rise if they're more sophisticated (will need some research).And, as for our partnership with Wily Electrics, he's willing to share some tech if you would share some tech or PF.Well, since we've spent enough, wanna go to the next quarter? Roll 1d20 for random event.
Rolled 3>>24288927dice gods give this thread life!
Rolled 9>>24288927>And, as for our partnership with Wily Electrics, he's willing to share some tech if you would share some tech or PF.What tech does he have?
Rolled 18>>24288951>>24288960OP, maybe you should do best of 2-3 or something?
>>24288967Granted, dice gods seem to side with the fuzzball for this quest. Anyhoo...>3+9+18 = 30 /3 = 10>meh resultThis quarter, nothing very interesting shows up. Mobians on average still keeps their belief towards us, Aperture Science launches a toyline, which is... plush cubes. Called the Companion Cubes. Doesn't seem to be a big hit, although the kids buy them.Okay, we have a new 3 quarterly PF, and 5 in the coffers. New factory will be finished at the end of the next quarter. Wily says he's willing to trade some of his pre-existing techs with you.What do we do?
>>24289091What techs does Wily have and what can we trade in return?Lets search for a decent bio-engineer again.Build R&D facility.
>>24289091lets get some good bulk robotic teck make hard factory jobs simpler to do and at last cost, in labor for us. then build a park or start a foundation to help train/reform criminals to work for us make sure pr works double time on the second one and dump the 3 into the coffers we should keep upping it till we get to 10 , then spend 5 get it up to 15 spend 8 up to 20 spend 10 so we make money but keep high on projects.
>>24289142Roll a d20 for available bio-engineers.RnD facility will need 1 PF (counts as lab).Wily says he has:-power storage tech: You know those battery-like stuff in Megaman games? They're actually filled with liquid, and can hold massive amounts of energy, almost 10 times the power from a car battery.-Humanoid robots: Wily can create more human-looking robots, probably closer to androids.-Energy weapons: lasers are a dime a dozen, at least for Wily.You want to ask him about bulk robotic tech, but remembered that you already have them in your factories.Park is 1 PF and moderate PR boost, while the reform foundation would cost 2 or 3 PF (depending on size) and a ton of PR boost for the general populace.What's the consensus?
>>24289256>-power storage tech: You know those battery-like stuff in Megaman games? They're actually filled with liquid, and can hold massive amounts of energy, almost 10 times the power from a car battery.>-Humanoid robots: Wily can create more human-looking robots, probably closer to androids. get this and the park
>>24289256>-power storage tech: You know those battery-like stuff in Megaman games? They're actually filled with liquid, and can hold massive amounts of energy, almost 10 times the power from a car battery.>-Humanoid robots: Wily can create more human-looking robots, probably closer to androids.trade for whatever he wantsBuild R&D facility
Man, I'm going to sleep.Shouldn't have stayed up all night.Thanks for the thread IG
>>24289373Sleep tight man.>>24289301>>24289336Okay, so, those two tech to trade, and build the park and RnD facility.You can offer Wily 2 PF for two tech, 1 PF for a tech and swap tech for the other, or swap 2 tech at once.The tech you currently have:-Advanced robotics: You're sure Wily also have this. Mostly used in industrial or military application though.-Portable energy shield: handheld, fits 1 person. Remember those green orblike shields from Sonic? Yeah, Sonic uses it against you. Can be charged with elemental powers (becoming a magnetic shield if electricity, fire shield if fire, bubble shield if air).-Combat robots: you are expert when it comes to making military-oriented robots. Alas, your current image and Mobius' general distrust of robotic militaries prevents you from utilizing the full extent of this tech. Maybe Wily can use it better.>1 quarterly PF remaining, 5 in the coffer
>>24289568swap -Combat robots see if he will go for itthen drop one in the coffers or would that be 2?
>>24289568Wait. WAIT. Why aren't we selling out to the Military Industrial complex OUTSIDE of Mobius? Shit, as long as we provide them with watered-down and public friendly (I.E. Not giant robots) versions of our stuff, we could turn a tidy profit. After all, governments love people who'll give them weapons to one up their enemies. Of course, we'd have to start slow. Go the route of the local enforcement level. Give the copes some tech to actual survive horrible incidents, maybe a rehabilitation thingy swell for those injured. Public eats that shit up, don't they? If we get them in our back pocket, we can call in favors later on as the game progresses into possible industrial sabotage.
>>24289568Check your mail. By the way, which should I send to?
>>24289624Wily says he can use with a few more combat robotics, he'll swap it with the humanoid robots. So yeah, this leaves the power storage liquid tech, and you transfer 1 PF for the tech.>5 in the cofferThe park will be done by the end of this quarter, and the lab will be done in 2 quarters.>>24289685problem is, so far our influence extends only in Mobius. We haven't reached out to the wider world.>>24289725the greensniperhat at gmail works.
>>24278487Yes and no. We've basically taken a few pages from his book.But if he shows up, we're in trouble. Both because his intellect and wealth rival our own, and because he's the only reliable source of the kryptonite we're going to need.
>>24290018well lets have a grand opening for the park make sure to get plenty of "SLOW Children at play sings "
>>24290018Considering that our coffers have been slowly draining, we really ought to see about increasing our profits. The last thing we need is to have to lay off all of these dangerous madmen we've been hiring because we don't have the money to pay them.
>>24282781Friends and family?
>>24290380Don't we have some sort of barganing chip to constantly fuck with him?
>>24290302we just built a new factory but yea next quarter start a international marking campaign?
>>24290215>>24290302Right! So, other than the park opening, do we have any more events planned out this quarter or not? If not, then we just go to the next quarter. Roll 1d20 if we go to the next quarter for shenanigans, now averaging the first three rolls!
Rolled 1>>24290497nope moving on
Rolled 17>>24290497Move on
Rolled 15>>24290518ha o god this will be good
>>24289256One thing Wily has that we don't is good AI programming.He's able to give his Robot Masters distinct personalities, and with the exception of Bass they're completely loyal.For us, whenever we aim for anything above 'useless minion' tier, our creation betrays us almost instantly.I don't think I need to remind anyone of the Omega disaster.
Wait, what about the cybernik/NIRD project? Someone remember it? I think it will bring us more profit then trading techs
>>24290497Guys, what do kids like? Robots. What do me make? Robots.So why not put out a line of WiFi Connected Children's Toy Robots. And then built into them is something that'll let us record and datachart their family's spending, interest and resources and we can use those to try and develop products toward what people like at the time.
>>24290757hell add in some toned down version of our military teck and have the toys battle each other use wily's easy inter changeable ness to help and let the kids swap parts. make them robo pales and partners good for small chores around the house with voice commands and everything.
>>24290815So, let's invent Metabots! The kids will have fun with them, the parents can use them to help with chores and Sonic will be like "Oh god, they're gonna turn on the kids!" and try and break them and when he does, we can laugh at him for being stupid.
>>24290518>>24290537>>24290546>1+17+15/3 = 11: slightly above mehThe opening of the park was grand enough, you make sure you put enough trees and even a playground for the kids. You let slip a rumor about a new product, aimed at kids; A slight PR boost is had.>3 quarterly PF, and 5 in the coffer.Factory will be done by the end of this quarter.RnD facility will be done by the end of next quarter.Now we have the energy liquid and humanoid robot tech from Wily, what do we do this quarter? Make more factories? Get RnD done on more tech (specify)? Get working on our secret project, the slow beam, in our secret lair?
>>24290929Maybe we can joint venture this with Wily. Have us both go in 50/50, so it's easier on our pockets and gives Wily abit of a boost in recognition and product line.
>>24290995Well, the problem with that idea is for now, Wily's profits are 1 quarterly PF. He's bound to use up your quarterly PFs, and there might be some opposition in your ranks.
>>242909591.work on the slow gun, in public. It will be the ultimate safety belt. Will save you from crashes, falling and will be a non deadly weapon for the police- the criminal cant attack if he is slow as hell!2. Work on the cybernik/NIRD project, nothing sellable yet, only R&D3. Start planting trees in our HQ. everywhere
Oh god, what is going on in this quest? Everything's moving too fast, like, ADHD man! What's with all these new stuff like companies and shit?
>>24290959Maybe this is just old habits speaking, but do we know where any of the chaos emeralds are?
>>24291049Hrm. Does Wily have robot repair shops and shit? We might be able to tackle the thing wholesale, and then Wily can use his robot shops to "Officially Sell, Repair and Upgrade" the robots, allowing him to bring in more quarterly PF while allowing us to keep control of the IP.
>>24291058Okay, the cybernik/NIRD project will need 1 PF to send to Dagget's boys. With Wily's cybernetics database there is a +1 to your research roll... 1d20, please!>>24291087One is in Angel Island, the rest are scattered all over the world. They're out of Mobius now, except for the Angel Island emerald.>>24291091Well, his current HQ is one, but so far he has only made another one. We could ask his thoughts about this.
>>24290959get to work on the little toysand the human like bots try and add some combat teck for a friendly security guards
Rolled 18 + 1>>24291127research ho!
Rolled 17>>24291127Might as well see where this takes us.
>>24291165Damn forgot to add the +1 oh well>>24291131Like the toy idea so I wouldn't mind backing this up.
>>24291131Add combat tech for them to battle each other and shit. They'll be the collectable craze you can battle, collect the parts, or just have as a helper and friend. >>24291127Yeah, let's ask Wily what he thinks of this. Tell him we're trying to come up with ideas that would help him as well.
>>24291213>>24291165>>24291160Allrighty! the RnD team sets out making small robots that can be collectible, and kids can buy parts and even build their own bots from sets. The marketing team thinks they can make a good campaign out of this, and when we release it to the market we can gain +1 quarterly PF!Meanwhile, we ask Wily about the idea of him servicing Robotnik products in the future..."Sure, I'd love to; but currently, there's not much people using your products where I'm at right now... unless you want me to open up a service facility over in Mobius? I can do that next quarter."So, what do we do next? Release the toy line right this quarter, or waiting for the market research?
>>24291342Wait for marketing research. Gotta make sure there's a good spin on them, and make sure it's played and hyped over where Wily is too. That way when they're released can set his stations up as "The one stop shop for official product upgrades and repair." but make sure that other toy stores and shit can sell them too.
>>24291342market research make sure we make the most hell plan an international campaign this could be a world wide thing
>>24291342This >>24291391But can we still get the connection in them that allows us to get information on the owner's family's spending, interest and resources
>>24291342While we're on the subject of the youth demographic, we still manufacture Extreme Gear right?How have they been selling?
>>24291391>>24291408>>24291413>>24291417Market research it is... you ask Deetz to do one. It seems that it will be a hit in Mobius, but a wild card on the other countries. Banana Island is definitely out of the question, but Mushroom Kingdom kids might love it. Overall, it will get a positive result in the markets.You also ask Dagget to put in an optional internet connection to the toys, so kids can upload their fight data and even make some kind of mini-bot-blog. By monitoring these you can somehow see what the kid's family is like.So! Release the yet-unnamed toyline this quarter (you guys can come up with names), or wait? If we release, that's a definite 1 PF. Any other events we have planned?>2 quarterly PF and 5 in the coffersMeanwhile, you ask Dagget to brainstorm some kind of slow beam, to aid in traffic or safety situations. He said he'll think of stuff. "So far, there is little research in Mobius on the 'speed force', maybe by knowing more about it we can make a kind of 'slow beam'." Hmmm.
>>24291606>Toy NamesIf we wanted to be clever and possibly amuse Wily (who is also probably clever enough to figure out what we're doing), we could name the toy line "Mega Men".
>>24291547Yeah, we still make em, they're targeted at late youth/early adult market though. They're currently what makes up 1 of our 3 quarterly PF.(1 is Extreme Gear, 1 is industrial stuff, 1 is miscellaneous products)
>>24291606give him a pf for research put one in the coffersand launch metabots
>>24291657Wow, that's a lot more lucrative than I thought.But then again, I guess I shouldn't be surprised seeing as our equipment is so top notch even the rodent and his friends are customers.
>>24291708Like paying Handsome Jack every time you use a New-U.
>>24291656That reminds me, can we look up how well Dr. Light's doing?I can't think of a better eventual gift for our business partner than having his former rival work for him.
A list of plans:1. Mega man bots2. Cybernik3. Mind-phone4. Trees everywhere5.slow gunWhat should we invest first
>>24291763Cybernik sounds good. And from there it seems like we could easily branch out to monopolizing the prosthesis market.
>>24291787We do have to watch out for sarif industries, but they are new. If we will finish it first (we already have humanoid robots, so we don't start from nothing) we will get monopoly
>>24291825Ah yes, I forgot about them.Just how new are they?Like could they be vulnerable to an... aggressive merger?
>>24291855Maybe we should lay low with the public evil for now. But maybe if someone (or more)with stocks in their company will get the cybernik body for free testing, and then "suddenly" he will decide to give us the company
>>24291825We can bankrupt Sarif if only because our implants don't require that expensive drug.
>>24291668We get 1 PF to the RnD boys for the slow beam, and the other goes into the coffers.>6 in cofferRoll for their progress!>>24291762Cursory search reveals that Dr. Light teaches at a polytechnic somewhere. He seems to be content making up new theses in the field of android/cybernetics.Meanwhile, you decide to launch the new 'Metabot' line of toys- they're wildly successful! You have 1 more PF every quarter now!Continue to next quarter y/n?
>>24291928How can we know that we don't need the drug?But if it wasn't an implant, and just "power armor" that allow crippled to walk, we will be sure that we will not need it
>>24291928Well that depends on what level of resources we have.Like do we just have the inventions of the primary, Games-based Robotnik, or are cartoons and comics also in play?What I'm asking is, can we roboticize people?
>>24291966True, putting organic things in robotic shells is something we are very well versed in.And since in the past we used the fleshy center as batteries, that means our exoskeletons in theory will never run out of power, provided the people wearing them get enough sleep, food, etc.
>>24292016"Allow crippled to walk! "Gives you new life!Saves the poor animals!Buy the all new powernik armor!"
>>24291985Well, roboticization is now outlawed in Mobius, except for partial roboticization (such as Bunnie Rabbot's example). Usage for prosthesis is okay, but they must be thoroughly verified by a Mobian set of reviewers.
Rolled 10>>24291965Next quarter, more things!
>>24291965Make a cartoon about the toys. With one blue toy as the villain and a fat one as the hero. The story isn't really important, just do the regular shit- the bad blue guy want to destroy everything with his sonic superpowers, and the good guy saves the day with his robot powers
>>24292188Better:Brand it asSonic Blastman.
>>24292188Of course, you should also make toys that look like the hero and the villain. The hero will do nice things, like helping kids and giving safety tips, and the villain will just destroy every other toy, because he is the bad guy
>>24292145>>24292188The 'Metabot' toyline is in production, and the marketing team also makes a slightly-related cartoon series called the Sonic Blastman series, about a group of robots trying to defend against a blue robot which attacks their base.Somewhere in his workshop, Dr. Wily sneezed.Need 2 more rolls to confirm if the end of this quarter is meh, or will it bring more surprises. At the end of this quarter, if things goes smoothly, we will get +2 quarterly PF (1 from Metabots, and the other from the new factory).
Rolled 9>>24292286Here's a role for you
Rolled 11>>24292286Dice gods, I hate you
>>24292299>roleUgh that typoWell it's late so I guess it's alright
>>24292311>>24292299>>24292145Aaand it is reinforced that it's a pretty meh end of quarter.A new quarter rises!>5 quarterly PF, 6 in the coffersFactory finished!RnD lab will be finished by the end of this quarter.Wily says he'll be opening a service facility by the end of this quarter.Now that we find ourselves a little bit wealthy, what do we do? (also: turns out we forgot to roll for the RnD boys' research on the slow beam, roll dem bones)
Rolled 2>>24292352Need a roll for research well here you go
Rolled 20>>24292352RnD Rollin'For expanding our name and reach, can we get Marketing to look into the possibility of an international launch of a Film based off of the popular toy and TV franchise we're building?
>>24292425Sounds like a good idea as any especially since I can't think right now.
Rolled 15>>24292352Roll out
Rolled >>24292352We have money?Start working on the powernik armor. And plant trees in the HQ
>>24292352Can we hire a bio-engineer?With their assistance, doors should open in our more medical pursuits.
>>24292498>>24292425>>24292403(20+2+15) /3 = 12 1/3 (but it's got a 20 in it, that counts as something)Dagget finally comes up with a return on the investment. After looking up The Flash and how Speedforce works, he tried to reverse-engineer the theorem, and managed to make a prototype slow gun. Currently, the beam itself is slow, a walking man can easily overtake it. But when something hits the beam, it definite...ly... sl...ow.....doooown.Well! At least you can think up of applications for it.>>24292547Making powernik armor will need 1 PF, and will be ready next quarter; it will add 1 quarterly PF.Meanwhile, Janis notifies us we've got a visitor. Someone from the Mushroom Kingdom?>>24292589roll dem bones then!
Rolled >>24292589Or making the mind-phone. And then making the happy company plan.He will also help us making the powernik armor
Rolled 13>>24292614How many should I roll?This good?
Rolled >>24292614"Who is it then? I don't remember calling a plumber"Start working on the powernik. See how in go with the brain-armor contraction
>>24292614Well, lets send them in I guess.
>>24292614Police riot armour!Think about it. Create an exosuit that allows the user inside to move at normal speed, but anything that comes into close contact with the specified points (or hell, maybe the entire thing) slows to a crawl. Or we can mass produce them to act as bumpers on modern cars. But does the kinetic force of the rest of the car, when the slow number f the car hits something, cause it all to move normally, before becoming a horrifying sight of a person slowly being squished to deaths we watch? (If so, put that in the book for Sonic. Noting more hilarious than being a faster being than him, watching as we move at what is super speed to him, and watching him slowly die)
>>24292631One should be enough.A prospective bio-engineer comes up, by the name of Dr. Neurocide."Hm? I don't recall calling a plumber. Get em in the meeting room, Janis!"When you arrive at the meeting room, you find that it is no other than Bowser himself; you have heard about his infamous acts. He is a major character in the underworld of Mushroom Kingdom."Hello, Dr. Robotnik. Let us cut to the chase, hmm?" He lights up a premium Banana Island cigar. "I see that you have some good technologies, and I have a little problem of my own. Will you help me or not?"What a straightforward man, this Bowser is. What do we say?
Rolled 8>>24292718 "We're trying to build a good company image here, Mister Koopa. What do you need, and what are you offering?"
>>24292744Oops. Nix the roll, didn't mean to have that there.
Rolled >>24292718I like this guy. Sure look like he can get shit done"Of course, I'm happy to help for the right price. I will be happy to sell you some of my new tech>>24292718
>>24292744>>24292752"Well, Mr. Bowser O'Koopa, your reputation precedes your presence. You do know I'm trying to build a good company image here, right?" You pause dramatically, knowing that Bowser gets the message. "I'll be happy to offer my help, but for the right price. Now, what do you need, and what are you offering?"Bowser laughed. "You are quite the man, Dr. Robotnik. All business. In that case, I need some help on the... more militaristic sense. You must know of my goal of kidnapping Princess Toadstool, right? With her as my queen, I can finally take over Mushroom Kingdom. For that, I will need the right technology to effectively assault and hold her hostage." He puffs on his cigar, banana fragrance fills the air. "Now, I can help get your products into Mushroom Kingdom, and once it is under my control, you can get more... control over the market. That is, if you are willing..."In other news, do we hire Dr. Neurocide or not? She specializes in plant stuff.
>>24292826"What technology did you have in mind?"
>>24292826Politely turn Bowser down. Funding a revolution in another country is too risky from both business and PR perspectives. We're still relatively small and don't completely have the resources to devote to him when Bowser could cripple us by turning his back once he gets what he wants.Neurocide is a definite hire for our tree-related endeavors.
>>24292826We were planning on going green eventually, so Neurocide might be a big hire.Also helping Bowser seems like it'll really damage our reputation, unless we work with him to stage a robbery.
>>24292860Yeah it would be way to risky for business. The only way we could do it is if he happened to "steal" said tech from us thus getting rid of any blame. At worst we would look incompetent and at best we would look like victims, but we wouldn't look like villains. Of course to do something like that would require some planning and is it even worth it to begin with?>>24292826Sure let's Hire Neurocide
>>24292826Given our current level of resources, it seems like the kind of thing that could result in a pesky hero team up.Which is the last thing either of us needs, as it could magnify the havoc they reach exponentially....Though we might be able to give him some stuff under the table?
Rolled >>24292826"I don't think that we have the right tech anymore. We do non- deadly tech only. But you might want to buy our slow gun when it will come out. Or the any other product, of course"
>>24292855>>24292860>>24292864"I think I know what kind of technology you are interested in, Mr. Bowser." That is, weaponry and war machines, which would definitely hurt our PR. "But I'm afraid I have to turn down your offer. It is too risky for me to visibly help you."Bowser frowned, but soon put up his facade of friendliness. "No matter, no matter. I can understand. I'll be in touch with you..."With that note, he left your HQ.On the other hand, Neurocide is now in the RnD team!>4 quarterly PF, 6 in the coffers(brb, it's raining and I don't want to get my modem fried by lightning again.)
>>24292890Neurocide's also skilledwith cosmetics right?Though that'd be a market I'd imagine we would have difficulties breaking into, unless we're selling mustache wax.
Rolled >>24292890Good, good…Continue the work on the powernik. Try to see if we can turn the slow gun to a melee weapon, so it will be harder to dodge itStart planting trees in the HQ. see if that bio engineer can improve them somehow
Best. Quest. Ever
>>24292890what if we turn the Slow Beam into a pulse like attack? can we somehow turn it into a kind of sticky substance that can be molded/placed in something doesnt matter if the energy move slow if the transit device can move fast
>>24292911Yeah, she's into cosmetics industry as well as bio-engineering. But yes, it will be a hard market to crack into.>>24292930Allrighty, 1 PF down for Powernik research.>3 quarterly PF, 6 in the coffersIt will be ready to market at the beginning of the next quarter.Currently, even melee weapon would be somewhat slow, but they could be integrated into some kind of defensive network.>>24293082...unless we can make the slow beam into a pulse instead. It will need 1 PF for our RnD boys to convert the slow beam into a slow pulse, which will act kinda like a car's safety baloon-thingy.What else do we do? Go to next quarter? Expand business overseas?
How about a new factory, we have the money. Also, research some more for the NIRD
>>24293187What places can we expand to currently and what's the cost of doing so?Go to the next quarter btw
Rolled 16>>24293187lets turn it into a pulse, and see if we can turn it into some kind o large area pulse could be used for self defense from anything not self-propelled, i say throw a PF at it, and see if we can expand overseas, and try bringing in some fresh minds from overseas as well
>>24293221Sounds good>>24293209We could build a new factory overseas
>>24293245I like your thinking. Especially since we have the new mega men product line. perhaps do a market research first to make sure it will function there?
Rolled >>24293187Spend 1 PF on the slow pulse, and 1 PF on expanding oversea. The Rest go to the coffers
>>24293221was just thinking, if its like a wall of energy that slows you down...would it act like hitting a wall if your going fast enough? or would it slow you down until you get through it?
>>24293271I would believe the latter. But now you got me thinking, we could research it even more and make stasis fields - forever keeping the thing inside. could be perfect as new holding cells for criminals and blue fuzzballs.
>>24293265Might as well do the market research then.
>>24293209>>24293214>>24293221Allright, that's another PF for another factory, and a PF for the Slow Pulse.>1 quarterly PF, 6 in the coffersSo far, for overseas expansion:-Banana Island: a republic, run by monkeys, home to Donkey Kong. Not much in the way of tech users. Currently having trouble with Kremling pirates.-Mushroom Kingdom: monarchy run by Princess Toadstool. Bowser might want to usurp her, but she's got a handyman ready: Mario.-Mega Man World: Where Wily is right now. Inhabited by humans and Reploids alike.To expand overseas, you need 2 PF: 1 for the initial marketing/PR campaign, the other for the establishment of the branch office. Once you have a branch office in a region you can build factories, offices or labs in that region.So, dip into our coffers for the overseas expansion?
>>24293286We could find out if we could expand to Mega man world - might probably be better as we could see if we could get some of the famous heroes to endorse it - like Megaman. That, and it will make our inevitable merger with Wily easier as it will be easier to tell our board the necessity of it and point out we have a presence there so it can be done more or less without trouble.
>>24293282Combine it with something that also absorb the momentum of whatever passes through it so that when they exit the field they don't regain all the speed immediately
>>24293323I forgot to add, with this we can also gain a forward base to scout for local clever people to recruit and advance our cyborg dreams.
>>24293323So play it safe and do market research?
>>24293331I like your thinking.>>24293375I would say so. Overseas expanding is always worth probing instead of rushing in blind.
>>24293388So market research and go to the next quarter then huh? Okay let's do it
>>24293418Allright, you put the last quarterly PF into the coffers.>7 in the cofferYou send Joe B. Nanana out to do market research in Mega Man World, and see what the market looks like; Turns out, the inhabitants are scoring high in the machinery market. This means our products can get leverage due to its mechanic-ness. Joe B even asks Mega Man and Zero to endorse your products- they say they'll think about it. Keep in mind Wily's home turf is here, and you can make good on that promise to help him get profits himself.Right, roll for events! averaging 3 rolls, as usual.Powernik research will end in the beginning of the next quarterNew factory at the end of the quarter after the nextRnD lab at the end of this quarterWily's service in Mobius at the end of this quarter
Rolled 5>>24293548Activity slowed down considerably, then again it is 5 am.
>>24293548How does one roll?
Rolled 13>>24293548See in we can update the metabots to have some form of video recording, so the kids can send videos of the battles and show them online. We will not use it to spy on people houses. Just to steal their credit card
Rolled 16>>24293548What will we sell in mega man world? The metabots? It look like the best option, because it was our best seller (I think) but maybe we should sell something new there (the powernik?)
>>24293611>>24293548We also need to find out how we can fortify mega man world and Mobius, acquire Wily in a merger and lastly prepare for the NIRD
>>24293637The NIRD (Non-Identical-Reviving-Dimension) project is just the cybernik+the powernik, right? For humans and animals alike.
>>24293666Yes, Cybernik/NIRD the products to ensure that people with disabilities, missing limbs - etc. can function normally It should give us a huge PF, PR and bring us closer to whack the hedgehog.
We can contact bowser to "steal" weapons and shit and then blame it on sonic with fake footage or something like that.
>>24293689Ok. Did we tested the powernik already? And did we even started working on the cybernik? (As far as I know, we only did the powernik.) For the next quarter we should start working on the mind phone, so that we could make people happy about our products and company (see my happy company plan in the beginning of the thread)
>>24293805No one will buy it. Sanic don't use weapons, he just make chaos by smashing things at sonic speed. We can give him all our "leftover" weapons (from before we turned good) to safeguard, and let bowser steal it
>>24293835And in buy it, I mean believe it, not actually buy it
>>24293835That might work if we are able to distract sonic
>>24293843We could make the mindphone and control whoever Sonic fancy, so while they are on a "date" Bowser will steal the weapons. We should also move all the valuable parts of the weapon (software, hardware, launch keys) to a secret bunker - which we will publically announce > We have given Sonic all our weapons > And, we have taken all the control keys and the like and hid it here in our safe bunkerThen, Bowser can steal from Sonic and burgle our bunker. Leaves us with no blame.
>>24293843Really? Distract sanic? Easiest shit ever. Just tell him in secret that we are evil again, and when he run to our HQ, show him the cameras and tell him that it was a prank. Then, to show you are the better man (animal?) give him a tour in our HQ, and talk about the good old times
Where did OP go? We need the quarterly report.
>>24293861People might suspect us if it gets stolen a day after we give it to him.
>>24293951How say it will be after a day? We have a whole quarter to do it
>>24293981How many days is a quarter?
>>242939870.25 of the year, so 3 months, so about 90 days. Unless sonic isn't on earth
>>24293987>>24293981>>24293951>>24294000Indeed. Thus, we can give Sonic the weapons in the first quarter and construct the bunker as well. Then in the second quarter Sonic will be robbed and in the third quarter (or second if Bowser is impatient) ours will be stolen too.
>>24294054 we should also invest in transfering memories of the dead to robots we could learn secrets
>>24294086Good idea, although a bit far-fetched?Let us keep it in mind though. Where is our quarterly report?
>>24294100Op is afk or something
Op are you going to return
>>24293594>>24293598>>24293611>5+8+13 =26 /3 8 2/3A small setback happened, Powernik research won't get PF until the end of this quarter. The new RnD lab is finished! Also, Wily's new tech service center opens up in Mobius.So, it seems that an evil plan is being brewed right? We're gonna prank Sonic and get him all our old guns right? And then let Bowser burglarize Sonic's home. Or did I get it wrong?
>>24294149>>24294119Also, sorry for the delay, there was a thunderstorm. It's gone now. A fried modem means nigh a week without internet for me.
>>24294294Well basicly we are going to contact bowser and tell him to steal from sonic after we give our stuff to him. while telling sonic that we are secretly evil when he gets to our hq we will tell him we were joking
>>24294329Also it is in a bunker and bowser will get our weapons and stuff
>>24294329>>24294346Yes. We have the most vital stuff and stuff that we would not have Sonic research in our bunker (which we will publically say where is) and give Sonic the rest of the weapons. thus, we will let Bowser steal it and from us. Check >>24294054 for the plan-
>>24294346Why are we building a bunker? We are giving sonic the weapon, the codes, everything. So when bowser steal the weapon, we will only steal from sanic.
>>24294461If we give Sonic everything, he might research it and sell of precious IP to our competitors. Or, we could strip the IP sensitive things from our weapons.
>>24294487>sonic>researchDo you even listen to yourself?
>>24294329>>24294346Allright, so operation Frame Sonic is on. You gather up your former weapon designs, and secure it in a bunker; This is widely televised, chalking another PR victory. You claim that this is for the best that the world does not find out of these designs, and that they are far too precious to destroy, since there are some alternative uses for them. So, in order to keep order, I, Ivo Robotnik, hereby declare the bunker be sealed! I hold the key, and I shall give it to someone whom I believe can guard it well!That evening, you call up Sonic."Hello there, fuzzball! Did you watch my speech this noon?""Oh, it's you Robotnik. I was kinda busy saving people.""Ah, how sad... I had set up a bait, but you didn't take it. I suppose the surprise I set up isn't worth it to you, hmmm?""Look, I know you said you were reformed, but now you just sound kinda like the evil old Robotnik I know.""Well, why don't you just come on over to my HQ and find out if I have... relapsed? Hmm hmm hmm, haaa ha ha ha!" You close the phone. According to your calculations, you should have enough time for another call before Sonic gets here... "Hello again, O'Koopa. I suppose you got my message? Strike whenever you want." You close the phone, and soon enough, you hear the sound of sonic boom near the street. You page Robbie. "Activate the slow pulsars." You walk down to the front of your HQ, and sure enough, you see Sonic walking, with a bruise on his forehead."What did you do, Eggman? What's your master plan now??""Ah ha! Got you, Sonic! Ha ha!"Sonic asks with a confused face, "Wait, what?""You fell for my brilliant prank again, Sonic! Well, I suppose that's about as evil I am nowadays. Anyways, I am actually here to show you my latest invention."Sonic tenses up, and goes into a battle stance. "Latest invention?"You just laugh, and waves your arm to the spheroids near the gate. "In fact, you've already experienced its effects firsthand! Meet my Slow Pulse devices."
>>24294554God... This is triple evil!We must go deeper!Also, ask sanic to help with the testing
>>24294604That is a bad idea, he can witness the effects but should not try it on himself further. We want to use it against him when we kill him.
>>24294633Ok, then talk about the good old times. Show him our toy line, and joke about that it will become a giant robot. Show him the cartoon, and ask him for help in writing the theme song.
>>24294554"You see, I realized it was actually reckless speeding that irks me, not you, Sonic. So I created this, as the ultimate safety belt!""Looks like you still have some kinks to fix." Sonic said while rubbing his bruise."Ah, nothing personal, Sonic. In fact, I m here to give you a tour of my company HQ!"Soon enough, you get Sonic a tour of the HQ, going through every department. At the end of the tour, in the meeting room, where you already arranged a TV crew, you hand over the bunker key, and explain to Sonic how the bunker contains his most dangerous inventions."But, why not just delete them, or erase them?""Sonic, sonic, sonic. There is always two sides to every technology. Even my old destructive weaponry can still be used for good, but now there are still other evil genius around who would take advantage of that. So, here's taking a bit of weight off my shoulders; This key, and the bunker, is now under your protection."Sonic just takes the key, speechless. "I never thought you'd trust me enough for this, Robotnik. Maybe I was wrong about you.""Ha ha ha! Who else should I trust, except my former enemy?"Unknown to Sonic, high above the bunkers a squad of Koopa paratroopas wait for the signal. They receive it. Soon enough, the locks are broken (due to an inherent flaw in its design), and the Koopas take off with the plans... but they've been spotted by Miles Tails Prowler, who gave chase in his plane. The Koopas split up, and two of them harass Tails... one of them got his wings knocked out, while the other took advantage of the distraction and escaped. At the end, all Miles found was an open bunker and a Koopa shell. The incident made great news the next day."It was a weird way of doing business, Robotnik." Bowser called. "But I see you have profited from it as well.""Business is business, Bowser."Whew, that was a lot to type. Anyway, now you've humiliated Sonic, what's the next stuff?
>>24294690Laugh diabolically in our office! ... Now we must secure the expansion into Mega man world. What is our current PF? Also, do we have any imminent threats in Mobius? (Asking the board)
>>24294690Make some time for an evil laugh. Is in his best when we win.Also, continue the powernik development
>>24294741I like your style.
>>24294739>>24294741You take some time to practice your evil laugh in your office. "Sir, what are you doing?" Janis peeked from behind your office door."Haven't you heard? Laughter is healthy for you! I was feeling kind of under the weather, what with the bunker busted.""Er... but you sound like you were laughing... evilly, sir." Janis gulped audibly."Oh, I did?" You feign a genuine concern. "Must be old habit."Current PF status:>5 quarterly PF, 7 in cofferPowernik PF next turnNew Factory end of next turnYour assets:-1 HQ-2 Factories-1 LabExpanding to a foreign region takes 2 PF, 1 for the marketing/PR blitz and 1 for the branch office. Once we have a branch office we can build factories, offices and labs there.Threats in Mobius... only a few hate mail from Mobian resistance goons regarding the bunker incident, blaming you for the lack of security. These you dismiss by saying it is out of your hand, and it is fully in Sonic's hands when the raid happened.Market-wise, Aperture Science is expanding on the entertainment front. A television show about companion cubes of various colors have been made... think of MLP meets Brave Little Toaster, but instead of household appliances they're all Companion Cubes. It seems to be a hit with the girls, while your own Metabot cartoon is popular among boys.What do we do now?
>>24294849err, a little mistake: New Factory at the end of this quarter. Not the end of next turn.
>>24294849Okay. How about we expand into the Megaman World and use 2 PF for that. Then we can use 1 PF to finance more NIRD research. Perhaps hear if the Mushroom Kingdom is in need of weapons and if they are we can use some PF to make a new company which will supply weapon. Otherwise, let us see if we can get some extra money by making a biography called "I hated that hedgehog" and use it to generate PR and more PF (royalties) Also expand in the research department, we need the slow tech to become better.
>>24294849Wait, the cubes don't kill anyone? There is not enough evil in the market today.How sarif industries going? Can we buy them, or at least parts of them? (we are going toward cybernetics)
>>24294927Nope, stay away from the shroom kingdom until bowser is done- doesn't matter if he is winning or losing, we are natural until we know for sure how win
>>24294940Sarif seems to be content in the medical section of the market.>>24294927Allright, so we are expanding into Megaman World. 2 PFs spent, branch office will be operational by the end of the next quarter. Powernik research is already funded, will produce results by the end of this quarter. By the way, what do we do with our new RnD lab?The autobiography idea is considered great by Gale; You begin to pen down your memoirs. This will take quite some time; perhaps four or eight quarters (that is, one or two years).>3 qPFs, 7 coff.What else do we do? Or do we just fast forward to the end of this quarter? (Roll dem bones if you want to fast forward).
>>24294992Okay, we have some dough, how about we expand the product line of our toy warriors with a electronic 'dex of a sort to give the children the possilibility to catalogue them? Powernik is NIRD? I thought NIRD and slow-beam was two different technologies?
>>24294992Sarif can be our biggest enemy (for the powernik). Or, it can be our greatest ally…We have 2 options:1. Save money, and try to buy sarif ASAP 2. Start working on the mind phone and use the "make people buy sarif for us bit by bit" plan (need a new name)What do you think?
>>24295057NIRD (Non-Identical-Reviving-Dimension) is the powernik armor + cybernik. The slow gun the another type of tech
>>24295057Powernik is not the slow bean, I think; I thought Powernik and Cybernik is almost the same thing.Updating the Metabot line will need 1 PF, and a roll to see if children like the new updates.>>24295069Trying to buy Sarif is real costly, a whopping 10 PF to really acquire it; This is the current buyout price. Mind phone thing will need a lot of RnD rolls, each roll being 1 PF.
>>24295100>>24295082>>24295069What is Sarif worth, are they even worth the 10PF? would it not be better to buy Wily if they are too "expensive"? Okay, then we shall use the other RnD to develop the slow gun tech hopefully get the stasis tech from it.let us spend 1 PF to update the toy line. we need to be hip.
Rolled 9, 2 = 11>>24295113Well, sarif are the best enemy company in cybernetics. It will help in the NIRD. But I think that we should try our luck with the mind phone. An update the toys.(First roll for mind phone, second for toys)
>>24295137I just hope that it is from the first 3
Rolled 16>>24295137aand the last roll. Why not do both? let Sarif think they are doing well and while we infiltrate them with mind-control we can also buy in at the same time. Perhaps buy a share in it now?
>>24295219Wait, what did you rolled for? The mind phone or the toys? But sure, lets buy a share now. How much PF should we put?
Rolled 7>>24295239I rolled for the toys as I supported >>24295137for his last roll. He did roll twice and we are supposed to roll thrice? 2-4 PF ?
If we are going to have a slow beam why not have a fast beam. Then we shot some beams on the workers so they can work faster
>>24295113We update our Metabot toyline with more variety, and now the integrated robo-blog will auto-update a sort of online encyclopedia. This way, kids can make their own Metabots, and trade designs. This proves to be a hit not only for kids, but also for hobby collectors alike. Another qPF in the bank!We put another PF into researching phones with subtle sublime messaging. Of course, we keep the really suggestive tech behind a black box, and you worked on the sensitive parts yourself. Hopefully nobody tries to jailbreak the phone and find out about the subliminal messaging receivers.>1 qPFs, 7 coff>>24295263Well yeah, they'll just take longer breaks when they finish their jobs earlier. And besides, we don't want ten potential new Sonics on our ass.
>>24295487Wait, the mind phone isn't an implant?
>>24295794It's still a prototype anyways, and implantable phones would require more research.
Rolled 13>>24295835Let us save the money and go to next quarter.
>>24296163Allright, needs 2 more rolls to average it out.
>>24296210It only seems to be me in here for the time being, should I roll twice or do we wait for the rest to join?
>>24296228Eh, we'll wait. Won't be fair to the others.
Rolled 6>>24296210the mind phone should be an implant, but that for the next turn
Rolled 13>>24296253I take pity on your participants. I shall roll.
>>24296253At what time and day is Robotnik Quest normally running? To pass time we have the following melody to play in the factory to keep up work morale:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LJI7gN4slk
>>24296298I have no set time before the 21st; afterwards it could be one day either in Friday or weekends (which mean thursday evening to sunday morning for those in the other hemisphere).>>24296297>>24296288>>24296163>8 coffers>13 + 13 + 6 = 32 /3 = 10 2/3>slightly better than mehWith the Powernik finally showing some returns on investment, the new factory opening, and the Metabot upgrade, we currently have:>8 qPFs. That's quite something!Megaman World branch office ready at the end of this quarter.Autobiography ready in 3 or 7 more quarters.In response to our toy line upgrade, Aperture Science is selling a new product, a baby alarm shaped kinda like a bean on tripods. It sells, but not as much as our Metabot toy line.Well, I'm off to sleep, see you in 8 or 10 hours! If this thread survives the night, that is!
>>24296941good night and thank you