>Previous threads can be found here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Bioweapon%20Quest>Don't be afraid to jump in if you are new!You are a creature of simple desires. You desire to eat things. With every delicious thing you eat you grow, morph and change.You recently caused quite a fuss in a sushi shop, and had to leave before you ate everything. You got away mostly unscathed, except for losing a few feathers to the bite of the nasty, undelicious ventilation fan! Your body, near your back legs, feels rather bare without them.Feeling a little beaten up, you decided to head over to the nearby gunshop. You know you are best at surprising the delicious creatures, but still lack raw power for straight fights. You found an open window and slipped between the bars behind. The room you dropped into appears to be some sort of canteen, with a counter and bench with many seats and a wall full of flashing lights and metal boxes.You can hear voices talking through the doorless entrance to the corridor, but more worrying is that from right behind and above, you hear a sharp click. You turn and see a small creature, standing on top of a glass and plastic box. It is about knee high to one of the humans you ate before. It has a triangular head with large eyes and sharp mandibles, and it has wickedly curved blades on its forarms, folded and ready to strike. It doesn't look delicious. It clicks again, staring at you.What do you do?
>List of current abilities:Mouth:- Teeth- Mandibles- Lower jaw- TongueBody:- Spine- Snakelike form- Feathers (yellow) (manipulable)Limbs:- Muscular fore legs (Thin carapace shell)- Bird/crustacean hybrid rear legs (good jumping)- ClawsSensory:- Monochromatic vision- HearingReproduction:- Stinger (Own species compatible)Social:- Ability to resist beast urges- Can understand language- Can speak (Single voice: male human blue collar worker)Knowledge:- Unique: When you eat a new creature, you gain knowledge of its strenghts and weaknesses.- Common: Names of common objects, Pirates in the sector, Current Asteroid Base layout and structure- Specialised: Refuelling business, Paperwork, College lifeBioweapons:- Poison spurs/patches (Touch applied)(Major irritant)???:>When you devour a delicious creature you can gain some of it's strength!>When you feast, you also completely heal.
>>25427645Oh holy shit, I think we just accidentally entered a cock fight. Really look at this fucker, posture, attitude, fighting ability, anything we can discern from its appearance. Back away, but slowly, so as not to provoke it.
>>25427738Actually, changing to this. We are still very squishy.
>>25427645Tell it. "Sit"
You back away from the creature slowly. The creature follows you with it's eyes, even in the dim light. It crawls down on four legs, with it's two raised blades held ready. Its feelers trace out patterns in the air. It has a carapaced lower body, hiding what you think are wings. It gestures toward you, jabbing it's arms quickly towards and clicking again, softly.You puff up your feathers and open your toothy maw..."Sit."The word surprises you, a little. But perhaps more surprising is how the insectoid creature reacts. It stops moving forwards, and places its abdomen on the ground!You hear more voices from out beyond the corridor.
>>25427840Is there any place we can hide? Perhaps some ceiling light or a rafter.
>>25427645I'm envisioning this thing as a very, VERY large praying mantis. This is not something we should be fucking around with. We need to consider its instincts, because it may not be as intelligent as us, but it is almost certainly faster. For anyone who didn't grow up in mantis country, they're actually pretty chill. They are not afraid of anything, and they rely on a single super-fast kill strike. We are almost certainly not faster than this thing, and we may or may not be able to take a strike. I cannot stress enough that a direct strike will invariably result in injury.I would also like to look around the area, we need to know if this is actually a cockfight or if I'm just being paranoid.
>>25427840Tell it "Stay." Then lets go see about finding something tasty.
Rolled 5>>25427840huh that actually worked. get close to it and call it a good boy then once its guard is lowered bite its head off.
>>25427895This is prudent.
>>25427840Huh, I didn't think this would work. I second the "Stay" command, just to see what kind of control we have over this thing. Examine the area. Are we surrounded by delicious meatbags?Our best option may be to pretend to be someone's prized murder critter. We can rapidly gain evolutions and then eventually murder our owner. There is DEFINITELY something to be said for sticking with this.
>>25427899Na bro, we'd get no upgrade. Who knows, maybe he'll become mantisbro and chill with us, helping us rise against the tasty sentient beings.
>>25427963Why are you saging?Also, I think we would, this thing is alive, its around our size, and just because it may not be sentient does not mean we wouldn't evolve. I suppose at this point we'll see, either way.
>>25427645And I was just about to go to sleep.
You have a look around the room. You can't see any delicious things, but you can hear them talking in another room. There are many boxes on the bench. With a bit of focus you remember their names: Fridge, microwave, cupboard, toaster. Hanging from wires on the roof is a light, but it is currently turned off."Stay," you tell the not delicious creature, a mantis of some sort, and it stays where it is, only tilting it's head, and clicking again.You recognise the thing it was sitting on as a television. Does it have a nest up there, perhaps?You peer out of each of the two doorways. One leads to an empty corridor, stained in places. There are two doors at the end of the corridor, from underneath both shines light, and from the right hand one you hear the voices. Tracking back to the canteen, mantis still stationary, you peer out the other door, left open a crack. Inside you see many of the nasty metal rods that burned you. Guns.The voices momentarily get louder, then a bang, and you hear footsteps approach from the corridor.
>>25428044Saging is polite because it bumps the thread less so haters don't bitch as much. The only thing negative about Sage is the reputation it's built as a "downvote". It literally does nothing (As opposed to a regular post, which bumps.)
>>25428112get above the door. our claws should be good enough to climb walls I hope.
>>25428112Run! They have guns, a pet, and they possibly outnumber us.Let's not take the chance.
>>25428161>The guns lie idle, on racks and pegs. They are in the other direction of the voices.>But this IS a gunshop, you are expecting the fleshbags to be armed.
>>25428112Move towards the mantis thing, tell it "stay" and stop if it continues to do anything, and attempt to get close enough to it to kill it in a single blow. If not possible, stop and move away.>>25428113Fair enough, I appreciate the explanation, I was just curious!Also, I'll try to do one or two draws tonight, OP has final say on whats drawn, since this quest is fucking rad and it is him that is producing it.
>>25428161we went to a gunshop, aboard a pirate base. what did you expect?
>>25428191Hey man, I still think we should keep out of buildings and stick to the homeless until we can reliably take out a target without losing the upper hand--we've had way too many close calls.
>>25428208The only upgrade homeless people would give is begging.OP, can we go into the gun room?
>>25428227Yeah, right? I hate how they have those mandatory DNA wipes for the homeless.
>>25428243Yeah, homeless people don't have bodies they're just large blobs of begginess. But once we eat enough we can just beg for more powers!
I don't wanna bail out of the gunshop before at least one kill. Plus the guy is on the way to this room right now.
>>25428112Just wait. He'll think his pet has made a new friend.
>>25428182>Feel free to draw whatever you think would look great, I love your work, and drawfags are amazing!You leap up above the doorway, embedding your claws in the soft plaster of the walls, and hanging there. The mantis continues watching you from its place in the middle of the room.You stay there, puffing up your feathers slightly, as the footsteps get closer. Then a hand enters the room, flicking the light switch by the doorway. A harsh brightness shines out as the light flickers madly, before light fills the room and the tube steadies."Hey Abraham, what'cha doing there?"A human walks into the room, all greasy and delicious. Your mouth waters just looking at it. It is wearing loose clothing of patchy shades, and holds a can in one hand.
>>25428300Leap on him.Rip and tear to his spine.
>>25428300Don't react just yet. If we attack him, the mantis will sure as hell go after us. It's got the intelligence of a dog, it'll sure as hell have the reactions of one. Stay put and wait, or try to find a better hiding place.
>>25428112Sneak into the door that lead to the guns.
>>25428300I AM LITERALLY BLUSHING I HOPE YOU ARE HAPPY.Alright, as a denizen of /k/ I'm just gonna go ahead and say the guys at the gun store are gonna kill the shit out of us if we try anything. It MAY behoove us to try to pretend to be a pet, so we have a lair to strike from. These mofos will be able to defend us really well.I vote to make a noise and ruffle our feathers to look adorable.
So, I realized something very important last thread:We don't have a sense of time, which means we don't have a sense of -timing-. This is bad, because any time we are met with an obstacle that would require the knowledge of how quickly we can do something, such as, say, dodging an attack or slipping between fan blades, we would be at a serious disadvantage.
>>25428300Wait. Maybe see if you can find the wire that controls the light so we can tear it.
>>25428356We don't know what time is, but that doesn't necessarily mean we don't understand timing. Temporal awareness does not equal awareness of timing.
>>25428300Let's not attack him just yet and continue to observe him.
>>25428356Can we just retcon that?
>>25428429The fan incident made it painfully obvious.We're capable of basic estimation of our abilities, but a true sense of timing is lost.>It is creating quite a mess of your feathers.== You aren't sure how to estimate it, but you can see it making circles.==You might be able to duck through, were you about half as long as you are.
>>25428356>You don't know how long things take in a non-immediate sense. You can dodge and bite things just fine. You know how to use any upgrades/morphs you have.You wait, puffing your feathers up as much as you can. The human walks over to the fridge, and grabs six more cans just like the one it was holding from inside. There are many many more inside, you can see."Abraham, go to bed." The human points towards the television in the corner of the room. The mantis turns and walks away...You lean out from the wall, and with a quick snip with your mandibles, cut the power cable to the lights. You are briefly shocked, but the light dies instantly."Ah damnit! I knew we should have replaced that broken fixture." The human grumbles in the dim light from open fridge. "Fred," it shouts, "Light's out again!"While it's distracted, you decide to sneak into the gun room...>Roll 1d100 to sneak creepily!>Taking the best of the odd rolls in the first 4!>Or do something else?
>>25428354being a pet makes for good cover and hey if he appreciates weapons he will most likely enjoy having a evolving bioweapon as a pet.
>>25428489Hmmm, fair enough, that may be something to upgrade into.
Rolled 49>>25428493sneaky sneaky!
Rolled 90>>25428493Sneak creepily
>>25428493Can we just take the best of three? It would always be consistent.
>>25428493I hate to do this, considering my rolls so far
Rolled 49>>25428493GO FOR THE SPINE!
>>25428527pls opI know you're a kind and merciful god.
Rolled 93>>25428493sneak sneak sneak....
Rolled 53>>25428493rolling again for odds.RANDOM NUMBER GOD PLEASE HELP ME.
>>25428582You are a wonderful person and I wish you well in all future endeavors, Blessed of the God of Fortune.
>>25428582we are the sneakiest
pity it wasn't the first four odds, but the odds in the first four.
>>25428493Voting again for looking adorable. We should become this guys "pet."
>>25428535>Now where's the fun in that?>49You leap onto the light, then the floor beyond. Your feathers cushion your landing, and you remember to tuck your claws in, so they don't scrape. Perfect. Soundless. You scrabble past the ajar door. Yes. Excellent. Nobody will know you are here!Your feathers puff out in happiness... and bump a small round thing. The thing rolls gently across the table until it's handle runs into a metal bin, colliding with a metallic gong noise."Abraham! You're meant to take care of the vermin around here. Get in there and eat it."Uh oh.You quickly scan the room. It is dark in here, the light is also off. In one corner there is an impromptu office, with a keyboard and mouse and much paperwork. Most of the room is full of wooden boxes, and the walls are covered in guns of many sorts, on little pegs. You recognise the thing you bumped from old videos the human you ate enjoyed watching: a grenade.
>>25428606I don't think that's actually what he meant. What if the first four rolls were all even? It's not that unlikely.
>>25428606>>25428657Pretty sure he means>First four rolls>choose roll 1 or roll 3, whichever is higher
>>25428649Shit. Okay, we done fucked up. Time to kill Abraham. Get up as high as we can, observe. We need to be ready for what is coming for us.
>>25428675The third roll was 90 and he took a 49.
>>25428657thats how it was phrased. >>25428632nah>>25428649Right, Nothing here. Lets try to find Fred.
>>25428649Crawl under computer desk.I just want it to be consistent. I know it's out of the first x rolls. Most questmasters make it the first free and its honestly the best.
Rolled 26>>25428649Screech, then go for the throat while he's stunned!
>>25428686>>25428694I like op randomly changing how he takes rolls, kinda fun
>>25428690>thats how it was phrased.>>25428649>that's actually the roll he tookNow I kind of want to see what would happen if we had rolled a 0. Like a nat 1 but an order of magnitude worse and six times as likely?
>>25428722Get up high.I don't because the probability distrib shifts each time we take an action which irks me. He should just set the DC higher or lower to change difficulty.
>>25428748>Playing with the probability distribution lets me tell you how good I think your ideas are. Highest of more rolls means you are less likely to fail, and lowest of more rolls means you are much more likely to have bad things happen. >Evens/odds is just for fun. Don't worry about it.You scramble up on top of the gun racks, height is good, you think.The mantis pushes the door open slightly further, and walks into the room. Its eyes scan around at ground level, looking between the boxes.The human appears to have left the canteen. You can hear its footsteps trace back down the corridor.>What do you do?>Roll 1d100 for success, taking the best of the first three, to be boring.
Rolled 62>>25428812Wait and watch the Abraham.
Rolled 13>>25428812drop silently from above like a bird of prey and seperate the mantis things head from its shoulders.
Rolled 79Fuck, try to look cute and innocent.
>>25428812How big is the mantis? Big enough for us to jump on the back of it, coil around it and make it our steed?
>>25428812Quietly tell Abraham to Sit, and Stay, again, then hunt the delicious human.
Rolled 13>>25428843>>25428857These I say were passive for the present moment
>>25428849S'not going to work on the mantis-dog. We need to go find the people if you want to go that route.
Rolled 48>>25428812But restricting it to evens/odds reduces our chances of getting a good result.Which is the opposite of fun.
>>25428891>But restricting it to evens/odds reduces our chances of getting a good result.You know evens and odds are evenly distributed, right? The number line goes odd, even, odd, even, odd, even, etc.
>>25428885I also think we need to move away from the 'cute an innocent' look. Feathers are not terrifying.
Well, isn't the person coming our way aswell.
You stay quiet, up on top of the gun rack.The mantis slowly walks around the floor, poking at boxes, searching.You open your horrible mouth and quietly speak: "Foul fleshthing, sit. Stay."The mantis looks up to you, and stops. It tilts its head and looks at you. It seems to be thinking.You puff your feathers up. "Hunt the delicious man meat!" you hiss.The mantis clicks its mantibles at you twice, decisively. It shakes its head from side to side.Well it isn't attacking you, which is good...
>>25428946:( abraham doesn't want to be our friend.
Rolled 36>>25428946Let's say 'Look! Vermin!' and point behind them. And when Abraham looks away, we pounce! Try to incapacitate its claws first, so it can't hurt us.
>>25428946"Roll over."Then go for the throat.
Rolled 17>>25428946Launch yourself violently into its face, hoping to find purchase with your claws and jaws into its vulnerable neck spot.
Rolled 24>>25428994ROLL. OVER.Agreed, use this to attack.I wanted to be friends with him too... :(
Rolled 37>>25428946Well if the abraham doesn't want to be our friend maybe we should eat it! Use our poisons!
Rolled 50>>25428918Are you mentally retarded? If we draw the success line at 50, we have a 50/50 chance of succeeding.If we cut out all results of an even number, we now have a 25/75 chance of success.
Rolled 62>>25429115Goodnight, sweet prince. Eat his flesh. Go for wings.
Rolled 49>>25429115THE ABRAHAM DOES NOT WANT TO BE FRIENDS WITH US. JUMP ON IT BITE IT AND POISON IT. WE WILL MAKE IT FRIENDS WHETHER IT WANTS TO BE OR NOT!
>>25429030>What. No. Probability doesn't work like that. There is an EVER so slight difference in that 1 is an odd number and 100 is an even number, but nat crit fails and success always override anything else anyway."Roll over." The mantis turns its head the other way, still looking at you."Look, Vermin!" You thrust a frontclaw towards the computer desk.The mantis instantly turns to face that way. It slowly crawls forward, away from you. It seems intent on going where you command.You tense your legs, ready to leap on it.>Roll 1d100 if you want to pounce!>Or choose not to?
Rolled 82>>25429115.....Toque...no. That's not how it works. At all. There is an equal chance that any number will appear--when you remove results, you remove potential successes -only-. Not potential failures.
Rolled 25>>25429115NO POUNCE. TRICKERY.
Rolled 78>>25429150THE ABRAHAM DOES NOT WANT TO BE FRIENDS WITH US. JUMP ON IT BITE IT AND POISON IT. WE WILL MAKE IT FRIENDS WHETHER IT WANTS TO BE OR NOT!
Rolled 84Alas, the tail of poor abraham. Whelp looks like it's mantis stew tonight.
>>25429151>That is precisely how it works. I am only considering even rolls, success or failure. And since I am looking at highest of, failures don't even matter, if they're not the highest. Trust me. I'm a maths major.>>25429158>Just to clarify, does that mean you want to kill it, or you do not?
I vote kill it.
>>25429030Are you mentally retarded? If we draw the success line at 50, we have a 50/100 chance of succeeding.If we cut out all results of an even number, we now have a 25/50 chance of success. Which is the same fucking thing.
>>25429150Just leave, eating it won't give us upgrades and this is all a waste of time.
>>25429256In a single roll of a d100, there are 100 possible numbers that can be rolled with equal, 1/100 probability. Now, if we assume the difficulty of a roll is 50, we have an equal 50/100 chance of success or failure, as there are 50 numbers equal to or greater than 50. If we remove the even results, there are now only 25 numbers equal to or greater than 50. A 25/100 chance of success. 26/100, if we include the crit success 100.
Rolled 36>>25429256We're doing something ruseful, I'm not sure what it is yet.
You leap onto the back of the filthy creature, squashing its legs to the ground. It turns its head to face you, struggling. You bite hard on its neck, forcing its head into the ground. It stares right at you. Its arms go to strike you, then pause. Its wings flutter, but you kick and tear at them with your hind legs and shred them. It is weak. It doesn't even fight back.You stand, triumphant on the mantis' body. It is dying. It looks disgusting and not delicious at all. But you could force yourself to eat it, you think.
Rolled 80>>25429256We're doing something ruseful, I'm not sure what it is yet.
>>25429371Eat it if we'll get powers from it.
>>25429371Chow down. Worst case scenario, we don't get anything. We've come this far, let's go right ahead.
>>25429371eat it to dispose of the evidence. Can't leave corpses lying around.
Rolled 9>>25429379Derp, posting mobile, don't know why that duplicated.
>>25429371Eat it despite its perceived undeliciousness... More biomass can't hurt, and we don't want to leave a corpse lying around.
>>25429347>If we remove the even results, there are now only 25 numbers equal to or greater than 50.But you see, there are also only 25 numbers less than 50. There is still an equal chance of rolling above or below it. There are no longer 100 possibilities. Either you're tired and need some sleep, or stupid and need a math class.
Well, since we killed it. We may aswell eat it.
You bite into the dying creature, shredding it and guzzling it into you maw. But you don't lose yourself to the feast. You don't feel yourself growing. There was something... missing, in the thing.The thing left surprisingly little mess. You are now alone in the gun room. There are two doors, one leading back towards the canteen, which is still ajar, and one closed behind you. You think you can hear noise from the street beyond, but it is faint.You hear the voices from the other room become briefly loud again, and more footsteps approach.
Rolled 58>>25429371agreed, eat it.
>>25429448the numbers don't magically disapear from the dice. You can still roll odd AND even. But if only even count then only those 25\26 count. IF and only if the DC remains 50+ does this matter. I have no idea what the proper DC would be to give us a 50% though.
>>25429489back to above the door.
Rolled 65>>25429489Find a place to hide, watch what happens.
>>25429489HIDEHIDEHIDE. WE KNOW THEY DO THIS, THE DELICIOUS MEATBAGS, THEY LOOK FOR THINGS WHEN THEIR RESULTS ARE NOT AS EXPECTED, HIDEHIDEHIDE AND WAIT.
>>25429489Hide under computer desk.
>>25429489Bluh. Gross and weak, no wonder it didn't feed us!Can we hide atop the rack? Somewhere up? The voices would feed us! But we must be stealthy.
You leap behing the computer desk, hiding from view of human eyes. You see the lower half of a creature walk in. It is barefoot, but wears tight woven pants. Its feet have strange stripes on them, and its footsteps sound almost... wooden? It is most certainly delicious. It is carrying a glass tube and a footstool."Bloody Steve can train a spacemantis to not attack sentients and yet he still can't change a light? Useless fool."It places the footstool on the ground, and flicks the light switch a few times, to no effect.
>>25429583Slither up behind him and jump, trying to sever his cervical vertebrae.
>>25429583prosthetic limbs. wait until the feet are past you or turned around then creep out.
Rolled 57>>25429583Knock the stool out from under it, if this knocks it off balance go for the kill in a throatward direction
Rolled 52>>25429583POISON BARBS, TO THE STOMACH!!! USE THE BARBS!
>>25429583feedfeedfeedWait till it's back is turned, crawl out, quiet.Go for the throat! Keep it silent!
>>25429502>the numbers don't magically disapear from the diceBut they do. They completely don't count for anything ever. Good rolls or bad rolls....I am talking about the "second even roll" type thing that he usually does and not the "best of the odd rolls in the first 4" thing he did earlier which was just retarded. I don't even know what the probability of that would be. 6.25% chance of rolling absolutely nothing for a start.
Rolled 30>>25429678Poison barbs straight into its stomach, then bite at its face.
>>25429583Remove plant, knock out the stool. Then go for the back of the neck. I think we need to eat sentient beings to grow.
The creature climbs up onto the footstool, and you can only see its feet. You are hungry.You creep out from your hiding place, worming your way out into the room, behind the thing.It is doing something with the light, balancing one tube under its chin while it puts the other in with its hands. Its neck and hands also have those rings and lines on them. It has a flower growing out of its waxy hair.So hungry...>Roll 1d100 whatever you do!>How do you take it down?>Looking at the first odd roll above 50!
Rolled 92>>25429710Why are your posts disappearing!>>25429689>>25429698goin w/ this
>>25429610No, it's got hooves. It's a zebra, at least from the waist down.
Rolled 52>>25429710go at the head or the chest. The spine and limbs seem protected.
Rolled 93Sneak closer, then leap onto its back. Sink our back legs into it, while slitting its throat. Then devour it from the top down.>>25429710
>>25429716Toque is bashful, so any time he thinks he makes a mistake in his post, he deletes and reposts it then hopes that nobody notices.
>>25429710Mix up this >>25429622with this afterwards >>25429689
Rolled 95>>25429694Whoops forgot to add dice
>>25429744That is so totes adorbs.
>>25429744>It looks cleaner in the archives.>>25429716>I keep forgetting important details. I am a bit of a butt, and only moreso when I'm tired.>92You spring with all your might, but not at the creature, at the stool it is procariously balanced on. You crash into it, knocking it aside, and the creature falls towards you... Just as planned! You bristle your quills and arch your back, driving them upward into the things loose weaved fabric clothes, stabbing into its stomach.The glass tubes it was carrying shatter on the ground as it drops them, scrabbling about in pain, pulling you away from it and clawing at its shirt. You get a full view of its head, mouth and noseless, just bare... flesh...? with more of those lines. You spring forwards again and bite into its face, splintering it and spreading shattered remains around. It leaks clear fluid.It squeals, the noise coming from the sides of its head, and struggles to get up. You bite at its throat, crushing and splintering it as well. Then it is a simple matter of biting into its throat until it ceaces to struggle.It lies sprawled in the canteen, dead, in front of the fridge. It is leaking translucent fluid. It smells absoultely delicious, from its toes to the flower in its hair.
>>25429932We can haz flower?
>>25429932TIME FOR FOOD. YAY!
>>25429932>>25429970Flower please. It's either going to make us shoot fire, or look totally nonthreatening
oh I get it. This was a plant thing. A sentient plant. Consume everything, including the flower.
>>25429646Let's do this shit:1/4 chance of one roll that counts (with a 50% chance of being above 50)3/8 chance of being best of two rolls (75% chance of being above 50)1/4 chance of best of three rolls (88% chance of being above 50)1/16 chance of best of four rolls (94% chance of being above 50)0.25*0.5+0.375*0.75+0.25*0.88+0.0625*0.94 = a 69% chance of getting above 50 with the 'best of the odd rolls in the first 4' system. About halfway between the odds for a single dice and the odds for best of three. But still retarded.
>>25429998Plant-meat! Wait..are plants meat? Does it count if it screams? Hmm..Maybe we'll know when we eat it. And maybe we can grow a pretty flower...Or toxic spores that kill everything that breathes..
>>25429932I think we all know what we're gonna do next.
>>25429932>It looks cleaner in the archives.Not with all the posts replying to your deleted ones it doesn't.Anyway, eat the thing. Obviously.
You don't bother pulling the thing anywhere before you eat it. Why bother if you're just going to eat everyone who might find the mess, you think.You bite into it, devouring it's wooden flesh and waxy hair. Ahh, this is the stuff. Perfect, delicious! Well, except for these little hard seed things up in its hair. You spit them out.>Pick one of:>Photosynthesis - Turn light into energy!>Sense of smell - More sensory information!>Flower! - It reminds you of your stinger for some odd reason, but it seems a little different.You are standing in a pool of translucent fluid, leaking out from where the thing's body was. Shreds of its skin tight pants are spread about the floor here and there.You hear voices from down the corridor, but they aren't getting any louder or quieter.
>Sense of smell - More sensory information!best offered. I don't think we need 'energy' for anything.
>>25430063Sense of smell
>>25430063>>Photosynthesis - Turn light into energy!FUCK YEA!!!
>>25430063Honestly I'm tempted by photosynthesis because it sounds like it would allow us to heal without consuming mass.Sense of smell is all well and good but we can get that from practically anything.The flower is cute... but just not practical at the moment.
>>25430063Sense of smell I guess? What a crap species.>Photosynthesis - Turn light into energy!What the is the use of this? Do we even need energy? We don't eat normally, just turn stuff straight into upgrades by plotmagic.
>>25430063photosynthesis, could come in handy if we play it right
>>25430063Hmmm...meat are stupid. Probably leave their scent everywhere..makes it easy to find more food..Smell.Then down the corridor. What are the voices saying. Let's meet the meat.
>>25430063Photosynthesis. We'll get sense of smell from something else, how often does this trait come along?
>>25430124It sounds like it allows passive regeneration, and it could lead into further upgrades. As it is we may be missing out on upgrades by having to heal instead of just completely consuming biomass.
>>25430124>I probably haven't been emphasising it, but you have a limited amount of energy. Mostly you're fine for ambush actions, or quick fights, but you tire quickly. Alternate methods of food/energy gain would help you be active and heal without consuming delicious things.
>>25430152huh I haven't noticed that at all. Alright changing vote to drinking light.
>>25430063SMELL. Xenomorphs have very good senses of smell. It will allow us to follow and track delicious things.
>>25430063Photosynthesis. We can get smell from steve.
>>25430152I have not noticed us get tired ever. I guess we can go for Photosynthesis though, if it's needed to keep it like that.
Your feathers shiver, and appear to change shade. You think. It's hard to tell, when everything is monochrome. You know that if you stood around in bright light for a while you would be able to gain energy and heal slowly.>You gain energy from Feasting and now from Photosynthisis. More energy means you can be more active.You lick at the clearish fluid bathing your claws and the plastic floor. It is not undelicious.The voices from the coridoor raise in anger. You hear a few thumps of something against a wall.
>>25430232Probably the man who wanted the lights to be on. Can we change our voice? If so, yell, "Hold on, almost done."Then make it your way to wherever the voice is coming from.
>>25430232Find somewhere to hide and listen. They may be coming in, they may not. If they aren't, they could be arguing about something - which we could use to our advantage in hunting them.
>>25430232go and investigate. try and climb the wall to stay above sight level.
You scramble into the closest hiding place: The fridge. You have to claw the door open and throw a few cans out to make room, but you do fit inside. But nobody approaches.Curious, you climb out, feeling slightly lethargic, and creep down the corridor, clinging to the damp and decaying plaster walls. From behind the one door you hear many delicious voices shouting at each other. There is an occasional bang of something hitting something else. You make out a few phrases: "Full house!" "No! That was my ship! I demand a buy in!" "Shut up an drink, Larry."From the other door you can hear a single delicious voice, and a few strangely undelicious voices. The delicious one is saying "Come on Swiftstrike! You can get him!"
>>25430375sounds like someone is listenting to TV. lets go there.
>>25430375Sneak down and investigate
>>25430375Go for the other door, with the single tasty one. I don't think we're strong enough to fight lots of meat. But we will be..
>>25430375>>25430405Sorry was skim reading, go for the door with the single thing
>>25430386Or cockfighting. Only sapients seem to be delicious.
>>25430453They'll turn on their master if we show them the way. Look at room with single dude.
You jump down and grab the door handle of the door to the undelicious voices (and single delicious voice) in your mandibles, and wrench it open as quietly as you can. Which isn't particularly, since your mandibles are strong enough to sheer the doorhandle off. As you just found out. There is a room here, with a bed and a couch and a television, antennae standing tall and skewed. You see more of those undelicious seeds sitting on the bedside table, under a lamp, on on some stacks of dead things. Books perhaps? This stolen knowledge thing is strange and unreliable.A delicious fleshbag sits with its back to you in the couch, with its back to you. It is shouting at the television. You see more small mantis things inside the television, stabbing at each other with their sharp claws."Comeon! Swiftstrike, I've all of next paycheck riding on you!"One of the tiny mantis quickly decapitates the other."NOO!" the delicious thing shouts, throwing its arms up."And we have a surprise win from the challenger! That's a big surprise, and someone's going to be very happy!" The voice is cold and undelicious.
>>25430533Right, climb the back of the chair.... then bite its head off.
>>25430533>>25430542This. Let's let this guy find out the hard way how his day can get any worse.
Rolled 74>>25430542This, but close the door first.
>>25430533"You may have lost, Meatbag, but I'm about cash in."When he turns to look at us we crush his throat.
>And I forgot to mention again:>Silphs are plant based creatures, they have good smell and don't need to eat, but have poor senses of hearing and touch, and grow slowly.You scuttle towards the back of the creatures couch, just as it stands up, arms in the air. You recognise it's spotted pants as the same as before. It was the fleshbag that sent the mantis after you."Can you believe it Gwen?" It says, "Only I could lose out on a sure bet like that." It turns towards the door, seeing it hang open."Gwen?"You are right behind the thing's couch, ready to strike...>Roll 1d100 for climb clawing!>Taking the median of the odd rolls!
Rolled 24>>25430674>Roll 1d100 for climb clawing!
Rolled 73>>25430674die fleshbag
Rolled 58>>25430674Uppercut claw through his jaw and into his brain GO!
>>25430690>>25430701stop rolling. Thats pretty good for what we are aiming for.
Rolled 36>>25430674Om Nom Nom
>73>>25430710>And this is why I prefer vague dice mechanics. Nobody should be told to not roll; that's no fun.You scramble up the couch, claws digging into the aged and dying fabric, shedding fluff and padding everywhere. Your foreclaw collides with the thing's neck and, luckily, manages to sever something important. Thick dark blood begins spraying from the wound as the human fleshbag punches at you and grabs at its neck. You get thrown onto the bed from the force of the punch, but the creature is already dying. It struggles towards the room full of delicios voices, but only makes it to the doorway before it gurgles and collapses in an expanding pool of blood.You giggle.
>>25430842Alright, time for a cunning new plan.We're going to eat him!
>>25430842Drag it into the room, clean up whatever bloody mess it made outside, then consume it inside the room.
>>25430842>>25430889>We're going to eat him!Holy shit, I never even thought of this!Let's do it!
>>25430842its not fun to fail because someone rolls to many low rolls. >>25430899agreed>>25430889complete genius
You bite the things spotted pants, and drag it inside the room, behind the bed. Then you bite onto its neck and guzzle down as much blood as you can, so it won't leak.You mean to dart back out to clean up the trail of blood, but drinking its precious fluids clouds your mind. "Eat, eat, eat!" You cry, as you begin devouring into the meatbag's body.>Adrenaline gland - One use massive boost to your strenght and speed!>Colour vision - Improved senses!>Knowledge - What do you sell here? How are they used? Why are you so interested in mantis'?>Adrenaline gland is the first of many biomorphs with powerful, but limited effects. Mechanically, this is like a kind of like physical fate point, making physical actions much more likely to succeed. Recharges on feast, instead of healing yourself. With your photosynthisis you can also heal or recharge one of these biomorphs or heal with a few hours.
>>25430842There would be no need to tell them if it was standardized..EAT.
>>25430958Get the gland
Colour vision I think. We dot need this fate
>Colour vision - Improved senses!I want this. eventually we should get multi-spectrum eyes. Seeing radio waves would be cool.
>>25430982Point, lets get that.
>>25430958Does the third one mean what I think it does... We could be a gun-toting pile of destruction!
>>25431028No. pls no. Alien no use gun.
>>25431028But, if I recall correctly, cooked/burnt fleshbags aren't delicious...and they give us no benefits.My vote is for Color VisionThen we can get infrared or low-light vision.
>>25431028We lack proper manipulators
>>25431057It doesn't matter we are rip and tear not shoot. Colour vision
>>25430958colour vision please
Your eyes twist and change. Your vision goes black, then explodes in a multitude of colours and lights! Blood is red! You are green! The walls are sickly orange and the television is black! So much new sensation! You giggle to yourself.You finish licking the last of the thing's blood from your feathers when the door across the corridor slams open loudly. An insectoid being is flung down, and lands in the doorway to the room you're in. In the blood of your kill.It picks itself up, dusting itself off, then looks at its fingers, stained crimson."Steve, are you alright?"It steps in the door."Hey guys, I think something happened to Steve."It draws a phaser, and, holding it steady in front of it, steps through the only exit of the room, following the bloody trail towards you.>[End of thread!]>Updates can be found at the twitter: @solartopee