Not exactly Saturday, but I had some free time so time for a special New Years thread!Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Cyberpunk%20Idol%20Management%20QuestPast Quests:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20Questhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Pararescue%20WitchesROSTER AND STATS: http://pastebin.com/EVFs0sHwFACILITIES: http://pastebin.com/5Fk5p19YYou are the PRODUCER, a former soldier hired to manage a group of teenage girls on their rise to stardom, assuming they don't get killed in the process!Last time, you finally recruited your core of idols, and hung out a bit with your secretary, Jenner. Now it's time to actually get your idols together and hopefully do a bit of bonding so they can work as a team! Again, hopefully.You check your watch anxiously. Since you were kind of arranging this thing at the last minute, you decided to kill two birds with one stone by just having the girls do a bit of shopping together. It was something they could all spend time together with, as well as provide Julie and Cole with a decent wardrobe. It was still a bit early, so could head off and personally talk to one of the girls before then.>Talk to Rin>Talk to Rochelle>Talk to Julie>Talk to Cole>Other
>>29222019>talk to Jenner>"So, uh, you're gonna handle all that bra stuff, right?"
>>29222019>>Talk to RochelleWelcome the new girl to our production studio and introduce ourselves.
>>29222019seconding >>29222074and then >Talk to Coleto see how she is in normal civilized scenarios
>>29222019>Cole>her intelligent is shitHow the fuck are we going to that
>>29222074>>29222019>Talk to ColeThis
>>29222116Don't worry about it, Idols with brain problems are nothing new.
>>29222019>>Talk to Rochelle
>>29222019>>Talk to RochelleWe have yet to speak to her except on the phone.Welcome her and get to know her.
>>29222019>Talk to RochelleKinda want to talk to her considering we haven't... at one-on-one outside a phone a call.
>>29222019>Talk to RochelleSo does Cole have scars/tattoos/etc?
>>29222019>Othertalk a little bit to each girl, we're have to pull cowboy duty on this little herd of girls.
>>29222019You decide to talk to Cole first, considering she was probably the socially weakest among all of your idols. After all, it would be good to make sure she wouldn't shock random people in public. Dear god, that would be something you wouldn't look forward to explaining. As you enter the office, you see Jenner already there, dutifully manning her desk as if she had arrived hours before you had. You check your watch and see you've arrived at 0600...Anyways, you pause to talk a bit with Jenner before heading up to the dorms. "Hey, Jenner, I have a bit of a question to clarify with you.""Yes?" Jenner turns from her work to look at you."When we're doing shopping with the girls, you'll help take care of the um... 'private bits', right?""What, bra and underwear? Sure." Jenner shrugs. "Don't worry, you don't even have to enter the store if you're worried about your masculinity that much.""Um, thanks." You grin."Also," Jenner stops you. "I heard you and the Boss arguing about that Harbinger system."Of course she knew about that. Somehow you're not surprised."Yeah? What about it?" You ask."How exactly does it work?" She asks.>Sorry, I'm a bit busy. Maybe later.>Sure, it...>Other
>>29222403>>Sure, it...COME ON INFODUMP
>>29222403>>Sure, it...We need info on how it works. Time for some EXPOSITION!
So for roles:Cole: Anti-augment, anti-mind control, assault force, background dancerStop-Right-There-Criminal-Scum-chan: Assault force, background dancerMilitary Otaku: Singer, securityThink-on-the-spot girl: Singer, dancer, improvise (need guarding by the other three)What am I missing out on?
>>29222403>Are you sure you want to know?
>>29222403>>Sorry, I'm a bit busy. Maybe later.We don't know who's there or out the door
Been doing some research on comic book superpowers, and Cole's powers are probably the one I fear the most if they "evolve" beyond her control.In short, manipulation on the atomic and molecular level (Mother Mercy help us if she manages the sub-atomic level then we could potentially enter the wonderful world of anti-matter manipulation!)
>>29222403>Of course she knew about that.She she she would use it, when we asked her what she would do with it.
>>29222448The Military Otaku should be the leader of our Black Team, is what I feel.Probably has some good training under her belt and not completely fucked up.
>>29222403"It's need-to-know, and you don't need to know, because we won't be using it."
So Rochelle is the anonymous skill set hire right?
>>29222403>>Sure, it...[desire to know more intensifies]
>>29222403>Sorry, I'm a bit busy. Maybe later.Make sure no one's around, we're out an office where some of our idols live
>>29222524Yes. She knows the most tactics, and is less useful in a battle situation on the front line. Rather, she should be a sniper and the commander.
>>29222514Good thing they only level up if she gets more Int.Keep her dumb, keep everyone else safe.
>>29222573She was our all rounder though.Probably give her a marksman rifle but i expect she'll be on the ground too.
>>29222403>Otherthis is a serious question. is this room secure? for this is only meant for your ears only.
>>29222591Yeah, and that's only a sample of what other powers she could gain.Another example, being able to detect electric fields from anything that produces it like people and electronics.
>>29222620She is also our AWACS.And anons were considering giving up on recruiting her.
>>29222573That's an awful idea.>hey yeah let's remove you from the situation so your leadership and command skills are totally useless, and then we'll give you this highly specialized weapon you're not trained for.I'm going to assume this is satire and you're actually voting for "Keep an assault rifle or SMG and some armor handy for Rochelle so she can quickly get everyone organized and into position"
>>29222591It levels up if she improves her proficiency too.
>>29222591No. We control her through shaping her fundamental values to be loyal to us first.Brain washing ahoy!
>>29222674The inner jerk in me wants to teach Cole how to defend herself when she's wet even if it means going full no holds barred military training. She has to learn to pick herself up when she's the most vulnerable, if she can do that then nothing can stop her.
>>29222749We will get to that too, but we need to teach all of them self defense in melee combat. Except Space-Marine chan.
>>29222403"Well..." You sigh, taking a quick, conspiratorial look around, even though there pretty much was nobody else in the office anyways. "Harbinger and other CIC systems like it work by directly interfacing either with specialized nanomachines or neural augs. It allows near instant and secure communication between the commander and his troops.""I know that much." Jenner nods. "But what about that direct control feature you were talking about earlier? How exactly does that work?""Well," You sigh. "what Harbinger can do is use its connection to a user to suppress their higher brain functions and replace them with inputs from another user. What this means that another person can literally take control of another.""And is it... painful? Is the controlled person aware of it?" "In most cases, no." You shake your head. "It's kind of like blacking out, or falling asleep. The controlled person usually has no knowledge of what's going on until the control stops, and even then, they'd have no memory of what had happened.""Most cases?" Jenner raises an eyebrow. "Well, in about 1% of cases, the controlled individual remains fully conscious and aware of what's happening while they're being controlled." You sigh. "But it's an incredibly rare occurrence.""I see." Jenner nods. "And why would you ever need to use it?"(cont)
>>29222807>Julie teaching Cole how to CQC>while both are soaking wet
>>29222807Space-Marine chan seriously needs agility training though.And on a side note I think we should give Cole some superhero comics.Does anyone agree?
>>29223080"Usually it's to provide a specialist on hand when needed." You say. "For example one time our medic got hit so we had a doctor take control of one of our guys so they could operate on him. Has a bunch of applications, actually, but as you know, something that powerful has a high potential of abuse, which is why they're incredibly rare. I don't even want to know how the Boss got a hold of one.""I see." Jenner nods. "Well, thanks for explaining to me. Better go handle your business, then."You nod and move to continue up the stairs when you hear something at the door.>Redoing this since there was a slew of last minute Rochelle post while I was writing.>Talk to Cole>Talk to Rochelle
>>29223103>>Talk to Rochelle>>29223102This sounds like a good idea. Any recommendations?
>>29223103>>Talk to Cole
>>29223103>>Talk to RochelleWelcome her.Dammit Merc...
>>29223103>Talk to Rochelle
>>29223103>Talk to Cole
>>29223103>RochelleWe can bond with Cole when we explain "clothes," and "commerce," and "consumerism," and a slew of other new words to her later today.
>>29223102Teach her about Captain America or batman?I am all for that.
>>29223102>>29223120This is not a good idea. This is an awful idea.We should give her MANGA.
>>29223103>OTHERCHECK THE DAMN DOORWHO WAS IT
>>29223170Which manga do you suggest? Do you want Cole to run with toast in her mouth or shock you awake in the morning with "Ohaiyou, oniichan!" then jump on you?
>>29223103>>Talk to Rochelle
>>29223103>Talk to RochelleAnd another vote that we don't talk to her...
>>29223172[x] Check door.[x]Talk to Rochelle and Cole.
>>29223103>when you hear something at the door.WAIT I MISSED THAT[x] WHO WAS DOOR
>>29223172>>29223227>>29223257For those voting for "Check the Door" the implication is that it was Rochelle just entering.
>>29223170It's about morals and keeping her powers a secret.Not MOE KAWAII DESU
>>29223300So we feed her SPIDERMAN?
>>29223291oh okay then
>>29223345Probably better than giving her issues of Demon in a Bottle.
>>29223345I was thinking a combination of BATMAN and SPIDERMAN.
>>29223400X-man, the Storm issue.Electricity power and all.
>>29223300>He thinks manga is all MOE KAWAII DESUMonster Princess, Franken Fran, and Alyosha.
>>29223102We should give her transmetropolitan. And watchmen.
>>29223345Hmm... maybe if she learns about static cling, she could learn to climb walls...?I am now not regretting taking her in. Though that sentiment may change depending on the situation.
>>29223433Don't give her more ideas anon. You will wake up with her powering a chainsaw turning into a phoniex and abandoning her co-workers as expandable loyal guards that will revive. Or she will remodel everyone to have fifty arms to shoot guns out of.
>>29223103You turn around and see a rather small, thin brunette girl standing at the door, her hair done in a short ponytail. She certainly didn't LOOK suited for military work, but in your experience works were extremely deceiving, considering you fought against (and alongside) your share of female fighters in Kurdistan."H-hi, I"m Rochelle." The girl introduces herself somewhat meekly. "Is this the Clover Entertainment building?""It sure is." You grin, putting on a friendly face. "Hi Rochelle, I'm the Producer. I'll be managing you from here on.""Hello." She says and bows her head politely.>What do you want to ask her?
>>29223534Ask the basic interview stuff. Age, experience, if they prefer trids or flats, etc
>>29223497Ummm, if she learns how to negate magnetic fields, she can essentially negate the fields that hold a person's atoms together (a.k.a. going Dr. Manhattan on our enemy's asses)>>29223534"Come on in and take a seat!" Ask her about her work experience, and any skills that she has to bring to the table.
>>29223534Ask her why she wanted to be an idol.And note that she was very interested in enlisting, offer that Producer is Ex-Mil and ask what shes interested in and if she understands what shes in for.Do the talk. Give her the opportunity to back out now with on repercussions.
>>29223534Basic stuff, see what she knows about guns, hand her an UNLOADED pistol and see how she holds it, nerd out over gun stats, etc etc.
>>29223575As long as we don't molest her, she shouldn't have a reason to do that.
>>29223575I am thankful that gravity is not an EM wave that can be manipulated by her. Not yet.Remember that light is also EM radiation.She can spontaneously shoot laser if she needs to.
>>29223575She is the little doctor bomb in Ender's Game isn't she?
>>29223636>>29223651>>29223674It's powers as innocent as manipulating electricity that would make me dread living if I lived in a comic book universe. It always start as something innocent, then the next thing you know, your hero knows how to kill the entire city in an attosecond.
>>29223713I honestly think you're blowing this out of proportion. Cole can store electricity in her body (probably in her fat cells, since they're not doing much other wise. Might be best not to mention that to her though, since she'll think we're calling her fat). Then she releases it in a controlled fashion (possibly using her laserhands. No, really). She can't "manipulate electricity" any more than we can. All Cole can do is shoot lightning bolts from her fingers and look really cute.
>>29223894Sorry, I just like to exaggerate just in case. I would rather be too prepared than walk in blindly.
>>29223958>Sorry, that's just my autism, I'll try harder to shitpost less.is what you should have said.
>>29223894>She can't "manipulate electricity"Pastebin says otherwise. Stop talking out your ass.
You guys do realize that she's already one step away from being a supervillain, right?I'd rather not give her any ideas.If we want to give her something to read (we have to wait until she learns to read), some manga may be a better option. Something simple, positive and optimistic, with enough fighting to keep her interested.
>>29224006We outbreak company now? Subduing the powerful by turning her into a NEET?
>>29224006so shoujo manga
>>29223958We just have to keep in mind where we found her: alone and homeless in the worst place imaginable. Do you really think someone who with that much power would go around doing that, or would even be allowed to go around doing that>>29223985What I mean to say is, Cole can't break the laws of physics. She can direct and control electricity to a certain extent, but she's not an atom bomb.
>>29224006You do realize that manga can be worse.Beside we're talking about SPIDERMAN I anything could go wrong there.
>>29223534"Well, don't just stand there, take a seat!" You say, motioning to one of the chairs. Rochelle just nods and sits down."Now, I just need to ask you a few questions, to clarify things, okay?""Sure." Rochelle nods."Okay, the basic stuff first. Age, interests, reasons for being an idol?" You ask."Well," Rochelle shifts a little nervously. "I'm 18, and my interests are singing and military stuff, though you probably know that already. As for why I want to be an idol, well, it was sort of my backup in case I couldn't get into the army." "I see." You nod. "But, those are some interests that are pretty far apart.""I guess you could blame my parents for that one." Rochelle laughs lightly. "My dad's a veteran. 28th Mountain Infantry. My mom was an idol and they met at a USO show and well, here I am.""Ah, the 28th. Great guys. I worked with them a few times." You grin."You're a veteran too?" Rochelle's eyes seem to sparkle a bit."Yeah, but I think we can trade old war stories later." You say."Y-yeah. Right." Rochelle nods.Well, you're sure that would make for a great story, but you still had business matters to take care of."Well, Rochelle, what if I told you that here, you could fulfill both your idol AND military needs?""Really?" Rochelle blinks. "I mean, you're not kidding, are you?""Nope. Idoling can get pretty dangerous, especially here in Delta City." You say. "So naturally, some of our idols are expected to fight as well as they can sing and dance. It'll be dangerous, though.""I'll do it." Rochelle nods.Huh, that was pretty fast. You decide to give one last little test.(cont)
>>29224069"Anyways, since it's such an interest, I want to see how you can handle yourself with a firearm." You say as you pull out your personal sidearm. It was an Colt .45. Unfortunately, just one of the many modern reproductions, since the classic 1911 models were very rare these days."Wow, a Colt .45." Rochelle's eyes widen as she takes the gun. She then whips out a pair of red rimmed glasses to get a closer look. You note that she instinctively checks the safety, magazine, and even the chamber as the very first thing. Even kept her finger off the trigger even though she knew the gun was empty. Pretty sharp."Good stopping power, but a very small magazine size." She says, handing it back to you."Yeah, well, if you need more than 7 .45 rounds to put someone down, you're dead anyways." You crack a grin. "Anyways, it's been nice meeting you.">Wait for the rest of the girls to arrive.>Go see Cole now.>Other
>>29224099>Go see Cole now.Why the fuck not? Let see if we can work any backstory out of her.
>>29224099>>Go see Cole now.Time to waifu Rochelle.
>>29224099>Go see Cole now.Let's go
>>29224099>Go see Cole now.>trigger disciplinemuh dick
>>29224099>Wait for the rest of the girls to arrive.we should have asked if she could SING at least.
>>29224099>>Go see Cole now.>boner rising
>>29224099>>Wait for the rest of the girls to arrive.
>>29224099>Go see Cole now.She needs the most careful handling. And telling to not shock new people or even people that annoy her; that's what discretely hired troubleshooters are for.
>>29224099>Wait for the rest of the girls to arrive.Let's see what hell get's unleashed if we don't go...
>>29224099>Go see Cole now.
>>29224099"Okay, just wait here. The rest of your fellow idols should be arriving shortly." You say."Roger that, sir!" Rochelle gives you a little salute with a grin. Well, you notice her demeanor has changed a bit since that interview...You go up the the stairs and you pass by Julie. She gives you a smile and a wave before continuing down. You figure she and Rochelle should hit it off, or at least find some common ground with each other. Heck, they might even teach each other a thing or two. You smile and wave back to her before continuing up the stairs.You finally reach Cole's room and you give a gentle knock."Whoever it is, you can fuck off." You hear Cole grumble from inside.>Go easy on her. She's still getting used to all of this.>Be firm with her. She needs to learn a bit of discipline. >Other
>>29224354>>Go easy on her. She's still getting used to all of this.Please be nice to us, Cole.Wait. COLE? AS IN INFAMOUS? AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA
>>29224354>Be firm with her. She needs to learn a bit of discipline.Yeeeeee, Producer. Be firm.
>>29224354>Be firm with her. She needs to learn a bit of discipline. She's a cowboy cop, and we're the chief who's getting too old for this shit.
>>29224354>>Go easy on her. She's still getting used to all of this.
>>29224354>>Go easy on her. She's still getting used to all of this.We should at least ask her what's bugging her.
>>29224354>OtherEncourage that abusive attitude. Some fans will go wild for it!
>>29224404...nothing is bugging her, you autistic son of a bitch, she's a moody grumpy teenager with fucking terrible manners.
>>29224354>Be firm with her. She needs to learn a bit of discipline.Yeah, that's not going to fly.
>>29224354>Be firm with her. She needs to learn a bit of discipline.shut up before I throw a pokeball at you!
>>29224422I like this anon.
>>29224354>Be firm with her. She needs to learn a bit of discipline.
>Go easy on her. She's still getting used to all of this.
>>29224427She has been living, for a very long time, in fucking Detroit. Alone. And surviving.That's a bit beyond "moody grumpy teenager" in terms of psychological fuckup indicators, she's had basically no contact with civilization up until now.
>>29224451That reminds me when are we going to get another shower scene.
>>29224427Don't be mean anon. I agree with him, Cole almost assuredly is having a bit of trouble adjusting. But she needs to learn how to get along, and she'll see us mollycoddling her as weakness.
>>29224354>>Go easy on her. She's still getting used to all of this.This is her first meeting with anything resembling a job. Lets go slow.
>>29224354>Go silly on her"You can't fly when you're fucking!"
>>29224354>Go easy on her. She's still getting used to all of this.
>>29224523And she probably has had bad dealings with folks in the tombs trying to force her to do things or join them.I expect her to have a bad reaction to too firm approaches at least until she gets more time to adjust.
>>29224561We don't need to be an ass about it. Just be very firm and clear that she will be treating everyone in this house with respect.
>>29224354>Go easy on her. She's still getting used to all of this.but if this fails. go firm then.
this quest made me watch Metalocalypse. We need Roadies NOW!
>>29224354"Come on, Cole, no need to be so rude." You sigh. "No one here's out to hurt you.""Yeah yeah." Cole grumbles as she opens the door a crack. "What do you want?"You narrow your eyes. From the looks of it, Cole had literally just gotten out of bed. "You're supposed to have been up by now, Cole. I thought I informed you about this earlier." You say."Hey, how do you expect anybody to be up at this hour?" Cole yawns. "Freaking inhuman, is what it is!""Come on, Cole, let's get you cleaned up." You sigh. "You're actually going out in public so you've got to at least look somewhat nice.""Screw that." Cole grumbles. "What if I don't want to go?">Well, you don't have to if you don't want to.>Come on, Cole, you really should go.>Other
>>29224714we will get the roadies and all the good shit like mordhouse LATER
>>29224764>>Come on, Cole, you really should go.Persist if she refuses.
>>29224764>>Come on, Cole, you really should go.
>>29224764>Come on, Cole, you really should go.come on don't be a bitch
>>29224764>"If you don't go you don't get breakfast."
>>29224764>Other"So you don't want to go shopping with a company expense card?"
>>29224764Do you want clothing that fits you? Do you want to see the world above ground?Then you should go.
>>29224764>Other"Then you have to spend all day hanging out with me. And nobody wants that."
>>29224764>Come on, Cole, you really should go."Breakfast is on me, by the way.">>29224714We don't need just any roadies.We need The Roadie.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD6dRXIvEU0
>>29224764>>Other"You are going to have to. This is going to be a much cushier gig than you are likely to find anywhere else, the catch being that you have to put in the time. Besides, if you do well today, I will treat you to some ice cream (or soy ice, or whatever the fuck the future equivalent is)
>>29224764>"Then that would be too bad. Have you ever been tazed before?"
>>29224764>Then I guess you're going to miss breakfast.
>>29224764>Other"Sure, you don't have to go. That also means you don't get your clothes allowance and petty cash to spend on food. Like ice cream."
>>29224847>soy iceYeah, it's probably soy, but we're trying to bribe her here, so real ice cream made from real dairy would be the better incentive.
>>29224882I don't think she knows what the words "allowance," "petty cash," or "ice cream," mean, Anon.
>>29224914>doesn't know about ice creamThis poor child. Next we'll find out she's never had pizza!
>>29224904Fuck, she is from the tombs. Like she will know the difference. Besides, I want a surrogate daughter bonding ritual.
>>29224764>Come on, Cole, you really should go.
>>29224764"Fine, Cole." You shrug. "If you don't go, I guess we can save on money by not getting you stuff like ice cream, or pizza, or even corn dogs."You look down and see that your ploy by luring her out with food seems to be working. You see the gears clicking in Cole's head as she thinks on it."Fine, I'll go along with this thing, then." Cole harumphs. "And, um, I might need help with the shower, again.""Fine, fine." You laugh.To her credit, she doesn't walk through the hall naked like last time. When you finally reach the shower, Cole still seems a bit hesitant and turns to you."Fine, but I can't keep turning the water on for you every time." You say. You take Cole's hand in yours and place it on the knob. Cole shivers a bit as her fingers touch the cold metal and together, you both turn it."See, it's not so bad, is it?""I guess." Cole grumbles. "Okay, but make it quick. We're on a schedule here."Unlike a lot of girls you know, Cole spends the minimum amount of time needed in the shower. Within ten minutes, she's already out of the shower, hair dried and everything.(cont)
>>29224764>make puppydog eyes at cole if she refuses
>>29225114"Okay, one more thing." You say as you escort her down the stairs. "Well, two things, actually. One NO ELECTRICITY in public. You got that? Even if you think you can get away with it, don't. We don't want everybody knowing what you can do, okay?""No promises." Cole says."Cole." "Okaaaaay!" She sighs. "Sheesh.""Second, try to at least be polite with your fellow idols. You'll be working with them in the foreseeable future, and I want you all to be able to trust each other.""I'll work on that." Cole sighs. "And uh, Producer?""Yes?""What does ice cream taste like?"Oh boy this was going to to be priceless."You'll find out soon enough." You say, trying to suppress your grin.Once you reach the bottom of the stairs you see that the other three idols: Rin, Rochelle, and Julie, have already assembled in the lobby."About time." Jenner says, pointing at her watch. "Come on, we have be going right now.">Do you say anything?
>>29225139>"What does ice cream taste like?"
>>29225139Jenner, please book a cute ice cream place later, after the day is done and Cole has behaved well.
>>29225139"Sorry, sorry. Us old folks move a little slow, you see."
>>29225139I'll let her taste some of my ice cream, if you know what I mean.
>>29225169I'll support this.
>>29225114>Unlike a lot of girls you know, Cole spends the minimum amount of time needed in the shower.If only we could have glared angrily at Jenner when we narrated this.>>29225139"Girls, prepare for the best dam ice cream of your lives"
>>29225139"Alright, girls, this is a chance to get to know each other, pick out clothes, and eat on the company expense account. Ms. Jenner and I will take care of the receipts and the accounting. So just have fun."
>>29225139GENTLEMEN!The question is NOT whether she shall taste ice cream.The question is will her favorite be chocolate or vanilla
>>29225191Yeah, this should work.
>>29225185Hey! Cole is not for lewds. None of the Idols are. Professionalism, ho!
>>29225139[x] "Okay girls, I suppose I should officially welcome you all to Clover Entertainment. Since you'll be working together for the foreseeable future, I'd like for you to get to know one another. Just remember that Idols are Serious Business, and your lives could very well end up in each others' hands. So play nice."
>>29225204old english toffee bitch
>>29225204What about strawberry?
>>29225204Strawberry of course
>>29225204>>29225258Or we can go for the shotgun approach and choose Neapolitan.
>>29225252>>29225258>not Mint chocolate chip
what does Cole taste like
>>29225204>>29225258The question is not which flavor ice cream she going to have. The question is which ice cream she's going to have first
>>29225231Cole is daughtering though...Adoption down the line?
>>29225287This is our quest, gentlemen. Make Cole the best daughter and idol of all time.
>>29225287yep, Producer and Jenners shall raise some fine dysfunctional children
>>29225332>Us and Jenners Ewwwww.... She's like our sister man!
>>29225349no shes notand if she was, incest is wincest
>>29225285Like this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRuNxHqwazs&t=09s>>29225332So, get turbolewd with Jenner?>>29225349Dude, we literally met Jenner just a few days ago.
>>29225368How will we get Jenner to love us rather than her little brother?
>>29225359>incest is wincest
>>29225517>jenn's face when
>>29225139"Girls, after we're done with this, prepare for the best ice cream of your lives." You grin."That's a bold statement, Producer." Rin frowns."Anyways," You continue. "We'll be going to the Delta City Mall. Rin, Rochelle, I should point out that Julie and Cole here came from... a rather rough neighborhood so they're a bit out of their element here. I'd really appreciate if you two could help them out.""Sure thing." Rin nods."Yes sir!" Rochelle says enthusiastically."Okay, the other thing is, even though everything being bought here will be reimbursed by the company, this is NOT a blank check to spend however much you want! We just need some decent casual and maybe formal wear for Julie and Cole, and maybe few nice things for yourselves, as well. Me and Jenner reserve to right to veto any of your purchases. Got that?""Yes, Producer." All of the idols say in unison."Good, let's get this thing rolling." You say.Thankfully, it's only about a ten to fifteen minute drive to the Delta City Mall. The trip itself is relatively quiet, as all of the girls try to gauge and study each other, though there is a bit of small talk here and there. Cole, however, seems to stay quiet and sort just sticks to the backseat, not really getting into any conversations unless directly talked to. Well, you figure she'll grow out of it eventually.Finally, you reach the Delta City Mall, which you think is large enough to engulf a small town or two. It was one of the main outlets for the megacorps to sell and show off their products, so naturally no expense was spared in its construction. Suffice to say, it was one of the main institutions of Delta City. As you reach the front driveway, everybody disembarks as a large robotic arm lowers from a crane overhead and carries the van away to a vehicle storage area. Very efficient.Now you just had to decide where to go.>Grab something to eat first at the food court.>Tour the clothing stores.>Just browse casually.>Other
>>29225601>>Grab something to eat first at the food court.
>>29225601>>Tour the clothing stores.
>>29225601>Tour the clothing stores.>Make sure nobody splits off alone.
>>29225601>Grab something to eat first at the food court.Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, after all.
>>29225601>>Tour the clothing stores.Get something CUTE for Cole.
>>29225601>Grab something to eat first at the food court.lets blow there minds!
>>29225640>Grab something to eat first at the food court.
>>29225601>Grab something to eat first at the food court.
>>29225640Superior:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly7PONiKGUs>>29225641Something adorably tomboyish for Cole is an obvious must, but it can come after breakfast.
>>29225601>Grab something to eat first at the food court.Let's get some breakfast first. Then we'll shop. Then we'll have lunch. And then we'll shop some more.
>>29225601how about reminding swat girl that police will handle thefts and such. did you all forget she fights crime?
>>29225671The girls will eat nutripaste just like Producer and Jenner do.They only get treats for success and good behavior.
>>29225782>inb4 merc was half done writing something that ivolved that
>>29225772Come to think of it, how does Delta City PD feel about idol sponsorship?
>>29225772Right. We need to do that. We've been so afraid of Cole spazzing out that we forgot that Julie is just as likely to do the same.
>>29225822Stealn' arrr jeeeeeeebsssThe police here is for profit
>>29225671Good idea>>29225785Gee, we're at a mall food court. Please eat some normal breakfast fare.>>29225822Another good idea. Right down a memo to pursue this lead later, and to research on the potential for a police-style idol.
>>29225822>inb4 we find a woman with an old rifle making shitty puns all the time
>>29225869We are in agreement to recruit her?
>>29225900Only if she opens up opportunities to recruit her superior friend.
>>29225849She wouldn't actually be doing any real police work. We need to be very careful she doesn't figure this out. Just promotional appearances and occasionally "catching criminals" who we've hired for that purpose.
>>29225601"Hey, let's grab some breakfast first." You say. "It IS pretty early, after all.""I guess." Jenner shrugs. "To the food court, then."Your little group heads off to the food court. Because it's a weekday morning, the place looks almost abandoned, but that meant you had the best pick of places to go to. Unfortunately, the food court was BIG, and of course, that mean lots and lots of choices.There were places like McDonalds, which were fast and cheap, but the quality was sometimes questionable. You remember the furor over that whole controversy when they found their green St. Patrick's Day milkshakes had human DNA in them. Plus, most of their meat was vat grown these days to save on costs.Or you could go with something more restaurant style, like IHOP or Dennys, even if it was a bit unimaginative.>Go cheap.>Get some actual food.>Other
>>29225900I am as long as the other two come with her.
>>29225929>>Get some actual food.It'd be the first time some had real food.
>>29225929>milkshakes had human DNANOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP>Get some actual food.
>>29225929>Get some actual food.Only the best for our girls.
>>29225929>Get some actual food.McDonalds? Fuck no, even I'm nowhere near that bad.Plus we sorta need to look after the figures of our idols.
>>29225929>Get some actual food.Most important meal and all that.
>>29225929>>Get some actual food.
>>29225929gona mention to tell swat girl that police will handle crimes again and then>Get some actual food.
>>29225929>Get some actual food.ha ha soylent green that's a tired and overused reference merc and I'm ashamed to participate in a quest that uses it
>>29225929>>Get some actual food.I WANT REAL FOOD FOR COLE
>>29225929>Get some actual food.>Not going to IHOPs>>29225941>>29225916These I can support.
>>29225929>>Get some actual food.Take the bill if we have to.
>>29225929>cheap shit.it'll make the real stuff taste better.
>>29225929>Get some actual food.unlimited pancakes! enough said!
>>29225929>Get some actual food.
>>29225929Dude, Dennys is the fucking bomb. Their pancakes are pure crack (figuratively)
>>29225970Dammit where my pic go.
>>29225929>Get some actual food.We're not desperate enough for McDonalds yet.
>>29225988Is it just me or does G3 give off a kinda dominatrixy vibe? It's sorta hot, honestly.
>>29226006She's German, so, yes, that's the intent.
>>29226024I'm fine as long as we don't find any finnish rape elves.
i'm not going to be around for the rest of the thread as i'm about to fall asleep, so i'll ask now, Merc, any idea when next PJWQ thread will be?
So how cybered up do you think a person can be in this setting?
>>29225822Staunch supporters of the cause.
>>29226102Is... that the image you intended to post?Also, I hope for full brainboxing.
>>29226124>>29226102That wasn't the image I posted...
>>29226124>1920x1080>poobearYes anon, I think that's exactly what he was intending.
>>29226102Judging by the fact that our options in the first thread included us being a full-blown combat cyborg ("He's more machine now than man." joke goes here), you could probably approach Briareos' level of cyberization if you had the desire and the means.
>>29226134If you try to post your image again, it should tell you where it went, unless it ended up on a different board.
>>29226079If I run them they'll usually be on Fridays unless I say otherwise.>>29225929You lead the girls to a Dennys, which in your opinion made some pretty damn good breakfasts. You almost pitied the fully cyberized squaddies of yours that would never enjoy the taste of real food anymore."Okay girls, eat hearty, because we've got a long day ahead of us." You say.All of the girls pick some variation of the signature Grand Slam. You had to veto Cole's decision to order "all of the breakfasts". You order your own breakfast consisting of eggs, bacon, sausage, and of course, the pancakes. Jenner simply opts for a mug of coffee. Since you were pretty much the only ones in the restaurant at the moment, your food comes rather fast and the girls start to dig in."H-hey, Producer, so you were in the army, right?" Rochelle asks."Really?" Rin blinks. "I didn't know that.""Seems the type." Julie nods."Yeah, yeah. You have any cool stories to tell?" Rochelle asks.>Actually, there was that one time...>Nah, nothing too special to talk about.>If I told you I'd have to kill you.>Other
>>29226134On the bright side, the imageswap glitch didn't give you porn this time! Its always fun when you accidentally snag something off /d/.
>>29226137>>29226134>>29226124Somewhere, someone has responded to bullshit with robot porn, and is now very confused and/or aroused.
>>29226102Let's try this again.>>29226164>>Actually, there was that one time...
>>29226164>If I told you I'd have to kill you.
>>29226164>>Actually, there was that one time...
>>29226164>If I told you I'd have to kill you.>TWICE.>Actually, there was that one time...
>>29226164>Tell them about the time you killed a man with your fists.
>>29226164>Actually, there was that one time...Do one of the more lighthearted stories for now, or gently exaggerate it.
>>29226124>>29226134>>29226156Okay, now it's working
>>29226164>Actually, there was that one time...but if I told you I'd have to kill you.Gotta leave the ladies wanting....
>>29226102The setting is Shadowrun, so quite a bit. However, it result in a loss of essence and the less you have, the more inhuman you become.It also interfere with magic, so if Cole is really a natural shaman, it would mess with her lightning manipulation.
>>29226164>>Actually, there was that one time...Army stories are best stories.
>>29226164>>Actually, there was that one time...Does it involve a farmer's errant cow wandering into a minefield?
>>29226164>OtherI'll tell you a few tales. but lets finish eating first. that and we need to make sure Cole knows how to use a fork, knifes and spoons properly.
>>29226164>Actually, there was that one time...Stick to the happy memories. If Rochelle ever asks us That Question, we'll have to have a talk with her, because that's NOT a question you ask.
>>29226208Especially when it's Audie Murphy
>>29226222>>29226208>>29226213Soldier are prone too silly antics
>>29226173Finally found a cyborg mermaid.
>>29226164>Actually, there was that one time...
>>29226222>That Question>that's NOT a question you ask.What question would this be?
>>29226293The most asinine question one CAN ask any member, former or active, of any military."Did you ever kill anybody?"It's just not something you ask.
>>29226293The "have you killed someone?". Some vets don't deal with it well.
>>29226283>not posting the better one
>>29226293>Did you ever kill anybodyDon't ask that of most vets man.
>>29226319>>29226331>>29226345There are people who actually ask that?
>>29226358Yes. Stupid people.
>>29226358Kids seem to have a propensity to ask such questions.
>>29226358People are dumb. So yes.Go ahead and ask an accountant any time you feel like it, though. They like to brag.
>>29226164"Ah, well there was that one time." You grin, recalling one nice little, slightly innocent story you felt safe talking about. "Me and my unit were out in Kurdistan. Just basic security stuff, going from village to village to make sure they weren't colluding with the local warlords or planning stuff against us. Well, one day, we get a new shipment of experimental stuff. Not exactly uncommon, since field testing happens all the time. Turns out, they wanted us to test out some new missile launchers.""Let me guess, you guys were fooling around and pretending it was your penis." Rin says."Not... exactly." You frown. You probably shouldn't tell them about that part. "Well, we were just supposed to test out its armor piercing capability. Take out to the field and blow up a couple of knocked out tanks with it. That's all.""And I feel a 'but' coming on to all this." Julie sighs."Yeah, well, we look up and see a surveillance drone several kilometers away." You say. "And well, the launcher had some experimental targeting systems too, so we had the bright idea of using it tag the drone and make the drone controllers sweat for a bit."And then it exploded." You say.(cont)
>>29226594"Wait... did you actually shoot it down?!" Rochelle blinks."Well, we thought we did at first." You laugh. "And we all started freaking out until we found out later that a bunch of militants were taking potshots at that drone and scored a lucky hit right when we were fooling around."The girls start collectively snickering and laughing at your past antics."Well, it was just a drone, right?" Rin adds in. "I mean, it's not like anybody actually got hurt.""That particular drone cost almost a billion dollars." You say flatly."Oh.""So afterwards, we put the thing away and never spoke of it." You shrug. "But it was years ago. I doubt anybody else would care.""Well, it's nice to know that our nation's security rests firmly in the hands of jokesters like you." Jenner grins a bit as she stands up. "All right, is everybody finished? Let's get going!">Go straight to clothes shopping.>Just browse casually for a bit.>Other
>>29226617>Just browse casually for a bit.
>>29226617>>Go straight to clothes shopping.YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
>>29226617>Go straight to clothes shopping.
>>29226617>>Go straight to clothes shopping.
>>29226617>Just browse casually for a bit.We've got the whole day.
>>29226594>"Let me guess, you guys were fooling around and pretending it was your penis." Rin says.Goddamn it Rin.>>29226617>Just browse casually for a bit.
>>29226617>>Go straight to clothes shopping.Get some stylish pants. Can't discretely conceal weapons in a dress!
>>29226617You decide to head straight into the clothes shopping. Immediately, it seems that Rin and Rochelle seem to know where to go and it feels like you're just being dragged along for the ride. Seeing as how you knew literally nothing about fashion, you sort of step back and let them take the lead. You seem to jump around countless (seriously, fucking COUNTLESS) clothing stores trying to find what's right for Julie and Cole. Julie seems to be pretty into it, and gleefully previews all the clothes she's wearing with each store's holographic overlay booths."Producer!" Julie then waves you over. You look around, a bit reluctant to step into a women's clothing store, but you finally relent and go in, trying to keep your cool."Yes, Julie? What is it?" You ask."What do you think?" Julie hits a key on the holoprojector and it generates images of various skirts, and she hits another and this time it's more masculine clothing with simple shirts and pants of varying lengths."Which do you think looks better?">I think you look better with feminine clothes.>I think you look better with tomboyish clothes.>Other
>>29226848>>I think you look better with feminine clothes.
>>29226848>>Other"They both look great. Jenners what do you think." /SAVE ME
>>29226848>>I think you look better with feminine clothes.Swat girl in a skirt with the ninja belt, hrnnng
>>29226848>Other"Why don't we try something a little more like this?"
>>29226848>I think you look better with feminine clothes.We're only allowed one Makoto and Cole already stole that.
>>29226848>>I think you look better with tomboyish clothes.I could totally see her being the boyish one of the group--Cole's too vicious for the role and it wouldn't really suit any of the other girls.
>>29226848>I think you look better with feminine clothes.
>>29226848>>I think you look better with tomboyish clothes.I think this'd suit her best that and she's definitely a tomboy at heart. Cole is just Cole.
>>29226848>>I think you look better with tomboyish clothes.
>>29226899>Cole's too vicious for the roleSo does she get the absurdly long skirt and wooden sword, then?
>>29226848>I think you look better with tomboyish clothes.
>Why are you asking me my idea of good clothing is whatever provides the best camouflage, protection and mobility in present terrain oh god Jenner help me
>>29226848>I think you look better with tomboyish clothes."You're asking opinion of a guy. Take it for what it's worth."
>>29226848 >>I think you look better with tomboyish clothes.
>>29226848>I think you look better in feminine clothes.
>>29226848>I think you look better with tomboyish clothes. Fits her better
>>29226848>Get some of both.>>I think you look better with tomboyish clothes.
>>29226848>I think you look better with tomboyish clothes.She looks the part, thoug ask Jenner
>>29226954>Sukeban idoru>the badass kick your teeth in kind, not the shitty extortion and hooking kind
>>29226848>>I think you look better with tomboyish clothes.Pants a best
>>29226848"Hm, I think these suit you better." Pointing at the more tomboyish selections. "But then again, that's just my opinion. I'm not exactly into female fashion.""Aw, but I thought female fashion was all about attracting guys' attention!" Julie pouts."She does sort of have a point there, sir." Rochelle nods in agreement."Jenner. save me, please." You whisper to your secretary."Sorry, I'm a bit busy with Cole here at the moment." Jenner says with a slight grin.Traitor."Cole," You hear Jenner then sigh. "Those are boys' clothes. Like, not even tomboy fashion That's literally straight up men's clothing.""Yeah, well, I'm not comfortable with those short shorts and skirts and everything." Cole scowls. "This is the sort of stuff I'm used to wearing. Pants, shirts, and hoodies.""Honestly..." Jenner sighs.>Let Cole wear what she wants.>Convince Cole to broaden her horizons.>Other
>>29227089>Convince Cole to broaden her horizons
>>29227089>>Convince Cole to broaden her horizons.This one we dress in skirts
>>29227089>Convince Cole to broaden her horizons.Really need to at least try...
>>29227089>>Convince Cole to broaden her horizons.
>>29227089>>Convince Cole to broaden her horizons.I want to see Cole in a frilly dress.
>>29227089>Convince Cole to broaden her horizons.
>>29227089>Convince Cole to broaden her horizons.Don't go for anything too girly or with too much skin showing. There's a difference between pushing out of her comfort zone, and throwing her into a shark infested waters.
>>29227156We just pulled her out of the Thunderdome, Anon, she can handle short shorts and a halter top.
>>29227089>Covince Cole to broaden her horizens.You can wear pants around the office but, you will need to wear a dress while performing/at functions.
>>29227089"Come on, Cole, you should at least broaden your horizons." You say."Oh no, no way you're putting me in a dress!" Cole shakes her head.>roll 1d20
Rolled 8>>29227295Dammit Cole you'll be a pretty princess and you will LIKE IT!
Rolled 8>>29227295Have to die somehow.
>>29227301Welp. We're dead.
Rolled 2>>29227295COLE, PLEASE
>>29227310If only I was a few seconds faster....
>>29227301YOU WA SHOCK
>>29227301Cole is going to be our perpetual problem child, I can tell now.Chihaya Spiral initiated, its too late, we can't stop it.
>>29227310>>29227301Oh, /tg/ dice.
>>29227089>Julie is now YellowDo we get a cat-eared idol to complete the pair?>Convince Cole to broaden her horizons.
Well... at least we can try to get her clothes fitted to her build.
>>29227349Too late anon. Cole killed us dead.
>>29226343Inferior because the second soldier isn't in the field.
Did that dice roll caught you off guard? I mean usually in Merc's quests we can't take a piss without rolling the dice.
>>29227394No it was expected. The critfail not so much.
>>29227346>Chihaya Spiral initiatedWhat's that Producer? You were hoping to use what few Star Points you'll get for something other than negating Cole's violent mood swings? Sorry, but I can't allow that.
>>29227308>For those of you that didn't know before in most cases in my quests crit 1s only cancel the highest roll."Well, you can at least buy something. You don't have to wear it right now." You sigh. "Look, it's like you're paying for it, either, so you might as well.""....fine." Cole grumbles though she pokes you and gives you a rather stinging static shock. "But don't expect to see me wearing that stuff off the stage any time soon!"You shake your head. This was going to take some work. At least she didn't straight up hit you with a lightning bolt or anything.Now it seems like the girls were continuing to browse through clothes. Jenner takes a look at you and walks over."You know, you can take a break if you want, Producer. I can handle things here for a few minutes.">Thanks, I'll be back in a bit.>Nah, I'd rather just stay here.>Other
>>29227455>For those of you that didn't know before in most cases in my quests crit 1s only cancel the highest roll....Didn't you flat out state at the beginning that critfails now override everything except another critfail?
>>29227455>>Thanks, I'll be back in a bit.inb4 we roll a 1 on our break and end up super tired
>>29227455>Nah, I'd rather just stay here.Leave four girls with Jenner alone in a mall? No, thank you, a five minute break doesn't worth the risk.
>>29227455>>Nah, I'd rather just stay here."This is nice."
>>29227473>except another critfail?Whoops, meant normal crits.
>>29227455>>Nah, I'd rather just stay here.
>>29227455OtherI'll take my break when we have to head towards the langerie section
>>29227455>>Other"That's nice, but I really had ought to stick with it. How about I go get some drinks."Get some soycaf for everyone.
>>29227473>>29227487Wait... I could've totally forgotten since it's been a pretty hectic weekend.But I'll nice to you guys this one time.
>>29227455>Thanks, I'll be back in a bit.Just step outside the store for a bit. Don't go wandering.This isn't spam dammit!
>>29227455>Nah, I'd rather just stay here.
>>29227455>>OtherSpout some military wisdoms about a moment of slipping attention leading to the fall of nations.
>>29227502>Other>I'll take my break when we have to head towards the langerie section
>>29227529>>29227455Fall of nations monologue is a go. Remember when Thompson's squad died? "Just a break" my ass.
>>29227518Alzheimer i love you.
>>29227518so which are we running with?
>>29227550Thompson was a bloody fool not worth the anesthetic they used when they stuck him full of cyberware.
>>29227554Right now we're in the green, next time however, full rules apply.
>>29227554We're sticking with crit 1s override everything. I just gotta remember to write that shit down next time.
Rolled 17>>29227455So... the votes aren't exactly making it very clear which option to go with so I'm going to put it up to a roll.1. Break2. Stay
Rolled 1>>29227621Of course I use the wrong dice...
>>29227621>17>Quit our job and go on a journey around the world
>>29227621Well, that's in the upper half, so stay, I guess?
By those rules there's no hope of success just due to the the rather high odds of 1s
>>29227621uh whatthere was not one vote for breakingliterally every vote was for staying with them
>>29227642What, 14%? That's not amazingly high odds. Still kinda a pain though.
>>29227642Yeah, pretty much why I always hate crtfail rules in any quest. Personally fan no dice at all. Just punish the players when they make an overtly stupid action.
>>29227621but the votes are saying 'we'll take our break later'
>>29227642>>29227667Read the pastebin, spudlords. We can save 20s to counter 1s.
>>29227642Works perfectly fine in other quests, and if you had read the pastebin you would know that 20s give us stockable points that can negate 1s.
>>29227627"Yeah, I guess I can take a break for a couple of minutes." You stretch your arms. "How about I grab some drinks on the way back?""Yeah, that'll be nice." Jenner nods. You then stroll out into the mall. Now that it was starting to get closer to noon, more and more people were starting to filter in. Your eyes begin to scan all of the various stores, until you see on that catches your eye.UNCLE MARC'S WEAPONS AND MILITARY SURPLUS!Huh, that seemed pretty interesting. Maybe you should check it out, considering you needed a place to get your gear and all.You also see that it's near the mall's central courtyard, where you notice that a stage has been set up. Wheels start turning in your head as look at this. It seemed like a good starting point for an up and coming idol company like yours...>Go to the weapons store.>Go check out the stage.>Other
>>29227690>>Go to the weapons store.GUNS GUNS GUNS
>>29227690>Go check out the stage.We might want the girls with us for when we're getting guns, we need to equip them too.
>>29227690>>Go to the weapons store.Time for a riveting debate over the aspects of various pieces of war gear.
>>29227690>>Go check out the stage.shops are not going anywhere.Stages, can be booked away,
>>29227642Whenever we have a 20 and another success roll, we can choose to store the 20 and succeed that roll. Later we can use that 20 to negate a failure.
>>29227690Not Uncle Bourbon? Darn.
>>29227690>Go to the weapons store.STAGE IS CLEARLY A TRAP SET UP BY EXISTING IDOL COMPANIES
>>29227690>>Go check out the stage.
>>29227690>>Go check out the stage.Getting the girls a nice low key gig might be good to shake down the new group.
>>29227690>Go to the weapons store.Time to get us a legit sidearm, so that if we ever need to use it, we won't raise any awkward questions about why we're using a dead cop's gun.
>>29227690>Go check out the stage.
>>29227684>>29227686>players may downgrade from a critical success to a regular success gain a STAR POWER point>players may downgrade from a critical success >mayHow often do you really believe people are going to downgrade a crt?>>29227690>Go to the weapons store.I wonder how cheap his stuff is..
>>29227690>>Go to the weapons store.Think we could snatch an M41A Pulse Rifle on the cheap? More importantly, what are the chances that slavshit is still both readily available and relatively cheap?
>>29227690>Go check out the stage.Weapons shoping is serious biz. We need to spend time on it.
>>29227690GUNS GUNS GUNS!
>>29227690>>Go to the weapons store.
>>29227690 >>Go check out the stage.
>>29227734>How often do you really believe people are going to downgrade a crt?Whenever getting a crit isn't necessary?
>>29227734what are the odds of us getting enough 20s to offset the 1s? Not very likely in my opinion unless some of that VMQ1 luck returns.
>>29227690>>Go check out the stage.Time to start working
>>29227754The cances of getting a 1 and getting a 20 is the same. . .
>>29227752>this player baseHaha! Good luck with that. It's still going to be put to a vote and personally find it highly unlikely people will ever vote to downgrade one no matter how smart it would be.
>>29227735The same chances as actually finding .22 anywhere
>>29227770Not in the world of Confirmation Bias!
>>29227770>on /tg/ >not believing in Dice Gods>believing in same probabilityHAHAHAHonestly thought, /tg/ dice is biased towards low rolls.
>>29227770Assuming the RNG doesn't have any bias. Which is… somewhat unlikely.
Well, if the new crit 1 rules prove to be too unforgiving, I might change or tweak them.>>29227690You find yourself drawn to the weapons store, due in part to your military background, and partly due to your actual need for weapons. As you step inside, you see the shelves lined with all sorts of old military gear, like tactical vests, gas masks, military rations, and all sorts of other bits and pieces the army had no qualms selling off to make a quick buck. In the back, behind the counter, you can see various firearms and augs mounted on the wall or stored in secure cases.You then see a man who is presumably the store owner, in an argument with a customer."I'm telling you, your stupid gun is defective!" The customer complains. "I want my money back!""Hmmmm...." The owner examines the gun carefully. He then loads a fresh magazine the handgun and points it directly at the customer."Whoa, what the hell are you doing!?" The customer gasps."Testing it out, of course!" The owner says happily. "You see, I pride myself in selling quality product. If it IS defective, well, that's a serious problem. It might ruin my reputation!""BUT WHY ARE YOU POINTING IT AT ME!" The customer shrieks."But you said it doesn't work." The owner shrugs. "Why do you have anything to fear?"With that, the customer finally loses his composure and flees the store, blowing past you without a second thought.(cont)
>>29227805It's very nearly impossible.But any RNG using an algorithm invented in the last thirty years will be sufficiently random that no significant bias will be found in samples smaller than a million rolls or so.So we're probably fine.
>>29227878"Didn't even take his gun with him. Oh well." The owner shrugs, disarms the handgun, and mounts it back on the wall before turning back to you. "Ah! A new customer! I'm Uncle Marc, with a C, not a K. Do you see anything that suits your fancy?""Maybe." You say as you walk up to the counter. "You weren't ACTUALLY going to shoot him, were you?""You bet your fucking ass I would have!" Marc laughs. "There's two things I hate. Children and con men. And maybe my two ex-wives, but that's beside the point! How can I help you?""I was just looking around." You say."Well, as you can see here we have just about anything you can imagine!" Marc says, motioning to his display wall and cases. "I sell every street legal weapon available.""I see." You nod.>So what do you have here?>Don't you have anything a bit more... "exclusive"?>Other
>>29227889>>Don't you have anything a bit more... "exclusive"?C'mon, let's get something interesting.
>>29227889>>Don't you have anything a bit more... "exclusive"?
>>29227889How deep are our pockets at the moment? I don't want to just blow everything on toys but I could easily blow everything on toys.
>>29227889>Don't you have anything a bit more... "exclusive"?We shouldn't skimp out on stuff out on front either. Could get some good cheap weapons for them to train on or use for the time being.
>>29227889>>Don't you have anything a bit more... "exclusive"?Let's see what our friendly neighborhood arms dealer has.
>>29227889>>So what do you have here?We're not looking for top of the line.We need shit that works, are effective and are cost-effective.
>>29227889>Don't you have anything a bit more... "exclusive"?Something that can be easily hidden, even in plain sight, and with minimal recoil?The idea here is something that the girls can wear on-stage without making it obvious they're armed.Being able to change its appearance would be super-ideal.
>>29227889>>So what do you have here?Maybe PDW's have come along well in this future, or compact carbines. If anything, it'd be nice if we got a spiffy new handgun.We'll also need some body armor--nothing like ceramic plate, but a concealable vest would do us some good.
>>29227917How about those experimental liquid armours?
>>29227917Please tell me that's another image swap...
>>29227878>"Hmmmm...." The owner examines the gun carefully. He then loads a fresh magazine the handgun and points it directly at the customer.>>"Whoa, what the hell are you doing!?" The customer gasps.>>"Testing it out, of course!" The owner says happily. "You see, I pride myself in selling quality product. If it IS defective, well, that's a serious problem. It might ruin my reputation!">>"BUT WHY ARE YOU POINTING IT AT ME!" The customer shrieks.>>"But you said it doesn't work." The owner shrugs. "Why do you have anything to fear?"Okay, it's Marcus. That's funny, but if I'm being serious for moment, I think we should avoid dealing with him if possible. Such blatant disregard for basic firearms safety makes me doubt that his store is completely on the up-and-up.>>29227889>So what do you have here?Right now, all we need is a decent EDC piece. An SBR for the car is a good idea for a future acquisition, but we're kinda strapped for cash right now.
>>29227912I do agree with you but I also want to know what he has in the back. If nothing else to get an idea what and how expensive this stuff is. More for down line purchasing.
>>29227917If we're talking modern tech, then anything without a plate of some sort will do jack against rifle-caliber projectiles.So it's a good thing we aren't then, right?
>>29227914>The idea here is something that the girls can wear on-stage without making it obvious they're armed.Hey.Hey anon.Why not make it part of their custome? Y'know, martial look and all that.>>29227930Nope. That's Galil from Upotte!, anon.>>29227917Flechette gun!
Should Cole be allowed to use a firearm when dry or wet? I'm afraid her static could activate the gunpowder.
Actually, merc.What does out office have in the way of equipment? Guns and Armour?What do we have, what holes do we have and what might we need to acquire to fill those?
>>29227889>>So what do you have here?Something basic will do
>>29227955>That's Galil from UpotteNo it's not. Galil isn't some coke-snorting tramp.
>>29227974Nothing wrong with a little bit of Coke to unwind after long months of service.
>>29227959That, or magic non-newtonian fluids that can stop bullets (which lets interesting stuff like bulletproof casualwear, etc possible), or simply NANOMACHINES, SON!
>>29227983How do those work?
>>29227974Unlike your sister?
>>29227927What I was thinking was we could grab some sort of flexible steel--some space-agey material that has the full impact hardness greater than AR500 steel plates but the flexibility of, say, a thick leather jacket. That shit should stop anything short of purpose-made AP cartridges in .50BMG or 20mm shells--basically, anything short of laser weaponry, focused beam or otherwise, which could melt straight through.
>>29227974It's the Brazilian version of the Galil, I think. Or Colombian--all I can really say is that it was drawn during the earliest of the /ak/ threads, back when Upotte!! was shiny and new.
>>29228026Okay, so it's a crack at the Galil ACE series.That make more sense.
>>29227961I've always been told that people should play to their strengths while attempting to deal with their weaknesses. Depending on hardness of the setting giving her a modded railgun she can charge/fire through use of her internal reserves might be the most prudent course of action.
>>29228051That also makes her useless when it rains.Just normal arms should suffice, giving her the trump card of electricity.
>>29228051Well, if she chooses to fight in melee, give her a knife. I heard that if they use electricity to cause high enough frequencies vibrations in the blade, they get a vibroblade.
>>29228051A railgun, you say?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqx8tAdID9w>>29228067>useless when it rains.Worked out okay for Roy.
>>29228075Actually, just give her any bladed weapon, and she could turn it into a vibroblade if she learns the skill.
>>29227991Instead of flammable powder as propellant, you use two reactive chemicals separated by a barrier.Instead of hitting a primer the hammer breaks this barrier, allowing the chemicals to mix and explode.Less susceptible to heat and electricity, more susceptible to physical shock. Obviously, nobody makes this now, but in the future where it'd be easier and more useful?>>29228051Except that wouldn't work if she got wet.>>29228075>>29228088The blade needs to be specifically designed to not EXPLODE when vibrating, which usually requires a specific frequency be maintained.
>>29228100I learned something new today, thanks.
>>29228100>>29228067That IS a big ugly weakness, aye.>>29228086Welp, time to sing...>>29228088>>29228075Vibroblades > Lightsabers.
>>29227990>bulletproof casualwearWhat I'm thinking is we come out with a line of "combat chic" clothing modeled by our idols. It would look hip, look slick, and have a bunch of tacticool things that would draw in the mall ninja crowd while not offending fashionista taste. Integrated magpouches into jackets, integrated holsters and webbing--the possibilities are endless! We could even team up with not-Hugo Boss to make uniforms!
>>29228109We need to get some lasers.MERC! LASERS WHEN?
>>29228100Well that's all pending upon whether you use a cartridge entirely. This being a cyberpunk future, caseless rounds might just be a reality. The heating thing is still a massive problem, though--maybe they solved it via the usage of thermal clips, a la Mass Effect? Might make buying components for things more complicated, but it seems easier than keeping a dedicated heatsink in the rifle.
>>29228172Wouldn't laser weapons require a huge ass power supply that could power an entire town for long amounts of time? Unless, they used Graphene Transistors!
>>29227889Two words to remember with Uncle Marc.No Refunds.
>>29228196Cold fusion cells.
>>29228172Lasers a shit.Particle beam weapon master race.
>>29227889"Don't you have anything a bit more... 'exclusive?'" You ask. "Ah... AH!" Realization flits across Marc's eyes. "EDDIE! Watch the store for me, will you?""AFFIRMATIVE, SIR. WEAPON SAFETIES UNLOCKED. THREE LAWS PROTOCOLS SUSPENDED." You see half of an ED-209 warbot mounted in the corner like a defensive turret, it's autoguns primed and ready with several signs bolted on its chest saying "STORE IS UNDER VIDEO SURVEILLANCE AT ALL TIMES" and "THIEVES WILL BE WARNED AND THEN SHOT".Charming."Oh, he's perfectly harmless. He hasn't killed anybody in YEARS." Marc assures you as he waves at you to follow him into the store's back room. And in the back... boy are you surprised at what you find. Various types of power armor, top of the line military equipment, cutting edge augs, there was a little bit of everything back here!"So, what outfit are you running?" Marc asks. "Mercenaries? PMC? Private Security?""Idol Company." You say simply."Ah." Marc nods, as if it wasn't even a surprise. "Which company?"Clover Entertainment." You say."Hmmm, never heard of them." Marc shrugs. "That means you're newcomers, right?""Yeah." You nod. "Good weapons are actually something we're looking for.""Well then I have what you need right here!" Marc grins and pulls out a shipping crate. He pries it open to reveal stacks of guns. They weren't exactly cutting edge, though. You see they were late model M4s, about a generation or two behind current weapons tech."M4s?" You raise an eyebrow.(cont)
>>29228216"Hey, I'm willing to give these things to you for free!" Marcus says. "Think of it as a promotional deal! They're light, compact, easy to find parts and ammo for, and very customizable! I'll even throw in some tactical vests, grenades, and sidearms!""What's the catch?" You raise an eyebrow."Well, how about this." Marc grins. "How about I become a sponsor for your company? Except instead of money I'll supply you with basic weaponry and give you discounts on the fancy stuff!""And what exactly does this sponsorship entail?" You ask."Just a few glamor shots of your idols using my merchandise. Nothing adult, of course, this is a family story after all!">You got a deal.>Let me think on this.>No Deal>Other
>>29228225>>You got a deal.Free stuff and weapons?I'll take it.
>>29228225>>Let me think on this.This is cyberpunk, I'd like to point out.
>>29228225>>You got a deal.I like this guy
>>29228225>>Let me think on this."I'll give you an answer tomorrow?"We should just have a chat with Jenner.We have no idea on the logistics situation of our company at this point.
>>29228225>>Let me think on this.Let's ask the girls if they're willing.
>>29228191Well, DOD currently has cased telescoped ammunition at Technology Readiness Level 7 (System prototype demonstration in an operational environment.), so unless the LSAT program gets ditched we'll probably see that in the future.>>29228216>You see half of an ED-209 warbot mounted in the corner like a defensive turret>Marcus has part of an ED-209Well fuck me sideways.>>29228225>Let me think on this.Guys, never forget that Marcus is a fucking SCUMBAG. He's an entertaining scumbag, but we should NOT trust him.
>>29228225>Let me think on this.We have to find out how much that idol promotion is actually worth and should consult with our people before we make any decisions on this front.
>>29228233Second.Also, we should probably really run this past the Boss. Dude has already sourced some serious milspec gear. Maybe he's got a supplier lined up already.
>>29228225>>You got a deal.>>Let me think on this.Let me run this with my assistant but you probably got yourself a deal Marc.>Ask him about that stage
>>29228225>Let me think on this.Probably should ask opinions but the final call should still be ours. Even if they don't like it. This does sound like a good deal though all the same.
>>29228225>>29228237Changing my vote to>Let me think on this.We do need to talk to Jenner but exchange contract information
>>29228225>Let me think on this.As much as I really, really, REALLY want to jump on this, we should at least run it by Jenner first. It seems almost too good to be true.
>>29228250Good point. Seconding.Still we should look for something for ourself if only to show we aren't just jerking him around.
>>29228225>You got a deal.We have a sponsor! And M4's! Now we just need ALL THE ACCESSORIES!
>>29228248>>29228191>>29228100What's the advantage of chemical charges over self-oxidizing propellant?
>>29228225>You got a deal.
>>29228225>No DealLet's not get roped in for junk.Guns we can get anywhere; we need special-purpose stuff.
>Let me think on this.There's some good points being bandied about on why we should take some time. And this is hardly a one-time offer, so we have time. No real reason to just take it now when we can do our footwork
>>29228270It won't cook off when exposed to high levels of heat, for one. Though as others have pointed out, the shock-resistance leaves something to be desired.
>>29228225>Let me think on this.Do our legwork on this instead of just accepting.
Though, speaking of... What exactly is current gen for weaponry?
>>29228298Formerly prototype weapons I would assume. Caseless ammunition, complete modularity for every situation, computer guided bullets?, etc.
>>29228225>>You got a deal.Not sure if we can do any better than this being new comers and all considering most of the big weapon compannies work for big other companies.And we already have a batshit lightning girl, so why not a kooky gun store owner?
>>29228298I'm not sure. I'm having a hard time getting a read of the setting, nawmean?I mean we got shit like Cyberdyne and Weyland-Yutani but also Denny's competes with IHOP in corp megamalls.Fuck if I know, man.This guy's Marcus, though, so maybe a "If it's in Borderlands it's here."
>>29228298Ooh, not to mention Power Armour using Heavy Machine Guns as Assault Rifles.
>>29228327>If it's in Borderlands it's hereGod I hope not because there's some really fucked up weapons in that game.
>>29228337Acid and shock rounds would be nasty ways to go, wouldn't they?
>>29228337>God I hope not because there's some really fucked up weapons in that game.> implying Merc isn't going to use Idolrun to establish himself as a healing-type writer
>>29228337unique scopeless sniper rifleso good
>>29228225>>You got a deal.
>>29228346Hell of a way to die.
You know, I'm quite thankful we ran into Cole instead of an Alex Mercer.
>>29228225>>Let me think on this.PARANOIA LEVELS CRITICAL.
Seriously guys. Let's check with the person who is actually in charge of the business before we agree to a sponsorship deal, which we may not require, for things which we may already have.The Boss got us a really nice milspec CnC setup. It is entirely possible he is in contact with someone who can get us nicer guns than signing an exclusive deal with some random goddamn gunstore in a mall would.
>>29228388It's not paranoia, this is Marcus Kincaid. In Borderlands, he sells guns to the bandits.
>>29228398>some random goddamn gunstore in a mall run by a man who fails at basic safe handling of a firearm would.ftfy
>>29228398Yeah, this. Seriously, this. It's cyberpunk. Cyberpunk settings run on legwork, so let's do ours.
>>29228402I really wouldn't know, but this deal S.T.I.N.K.S, and /a/ QM have a particular fondness of heavy-ass consequences for slip-ups.
>>29228225>You've got a deal
>>29228377No, that just means that Mercer's on another idol team.
>>29228398if guns were already taken care of, wouldn't they been noted by now?
>>29228225>>OtherHahaha, what a story Marc.If there's one thing that's family friendly in your place it's the unlocked gundroid in the front.
>>29228440Why is she named WORST when she's the best?
>>29228431I don't think we've actually bothered checking the armory, so there's no way to know. We ought to check.>>29228414Yeah. This is one of the annoying things for quests: pure democracy means it's easy for people to just make one-line posts with minimal thought put into 'em.
>>29228430Mother Mercy help us all. Batten down the hatches, and don't trust anyone.
>>29228430DON'T GIVE THE QM IDEAS YOU FOOL!
>>29228431We have taken no steps to determine whether they have been or not. Let's, y'know, do that before we agree to a deal.
>>29228480Alex Mercer is a fucking extinction level event, dude. We do NOT want to go up against that.
>>29228225"Let me think on this." You frown. "I'm just a Producer. This sounds like something I have to run through my boss.""Sure, you know where to find me." Marc shrugs. "But hey, to show you I'm serious, have this!"Marc then tosses you a rifle. it was an M55, just like the one you used in the service. You instinctively hold it in your arms in a battle like grip as you check its components."Ah, I knew it, you're a military man!" Marc grins. "There's more where that came from! Let your boss know that!">The M55 is the currently the basic assault rifle for the US Armed Forces and is the standard by which all other weapons are set. It uses proprietary 6.8mm caseless ammunition. It is also modular, being able to quickly swap parts to change its role if needed.Marc is nice enough to box up the rifle so that it doesn't immediately set off alarm bells when you walk around with it. It's at that point you exit the store, say your goodbyes to him again, and then grab a bunch of frozen lemonades from a nearby stand before returning to the store."That was an awfully long five minutes." Jenner frowns. "Yeah, well, I was doing some business." You say as you hand her an iced lemonade. You hand the rest to the girls, who all politely thank you, with the exception of Cole, who has to be reminded of it.She eyes the drink nervously, wondering just what the hell it is before Rochelle explains it's a "frozen" drink. Cole's resulting "what the fuck" expression was just priceless.(cont)
>>29228495"You said you were taking care of business?" Jenner's voice snaps you back to reality."Yeah. I got a sponsorship offer from a weapons dealer." You say ."He's willing to give us a huge shipment of street legal, but dated, weaponry for free as well as a discount on future purchases in return for some glamour shots.""Hm. We should run this by the Boss, then." Jenner says."Yeah, that's what I told him." You nod. "I also saw this place has a stage set up. Maybe we can arrange a performance here?""It's certainly an idea." Jenner nods. "You should go see the manager about it.""But what about-""It's business, right? Go!" Jenner tries to shoo you away. "I can handle things here.">Nah, I can do that sort of stuff later.>She's right, got to take care of business.>Other
>>29228504>>She's right, got to take care of business.BUSINESS FIRST
>>29228504>>Other"Swap out? Swap out. You handle it and take a break along the side. I'll look after the girls."
>>29228398Way I see it, since we're a new company, we really don't have a choice but go for the grassroots route if we wanna nab some sponsorship, supporting local business and all that. That doesn't mean we shouldn't sign contracts with bigger companies once we get more well known, but it means that we have the support of the working man, the foundation of the city after OCP killed all the hobos and vagrants and sterilized everything. And c'mon--who wouldn't want to flaunt that their little old mom and pop shop was one of the original sponsors for a massive media empire? Not only is this generating revenue for us, it's putting money back into the community.
>>29228504>>She's right, got to take care of business.If she says so
>>29228504>She's right, got to take care of business.Get the girls the rest of what they need, tell them (esp. Cole) to behave and meet back here in say an hour?
>>29228504>"but I wanna play with the giiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirls"Channel your inner Sarif when talking to Jensen.
>>29228504>>She's right, got to take care of business.>>29228492So...what do you suggest we do if we even see him/her?
>>29228527run.And run through a pack of cops stupid enough to shoot at it.
>>29228504>>She's right, got to take care of business.
>>29228504I'll give my vote to >>29228518
>>29228504>Nah, I can do that sort of stuff later.Let's not get ahead of ourselves--we don't even have a dance coordinator or songwriter yet. Or, well, have had the girls practice in any shape or form. We should probably get those two things before we start scheduling tour dates.
>>29228518This, this is good.>Other"Swap out? Swap out. You handle it and take a break along the side. I'll look after the girls."
>>29228518Oooh, this sounds fun. Let's do this.
>>29228518Sixting swap out.
>>29228504>She's right, got to take care of business."Just call me if anything happens."
>>29228518this sounds fun
>>29228504>>Nah, I can do that sort of stuff later.Let's not get too ahead of ourselves just yet.
>>29228504"Okay, how about we switch it up? You handle the manager and I'll keep an eye on the girls this time.""Um, okay." Jenner blinks. "I'll let you know if I get anywhere with it.""Thanks." You say. You then look at your idols as they continue browsing through clothes. >Talk to one of them.>Actually, it's about lunch time.>Other
>>29228620>>Talk to one of them.Rin. Ask how she feels about the other girls.
>>29228620>Talk to all of them. Duh.
>>29228620>>Talk to one of them.Let's talk with Julie (Police-girl)
>>29228620>>OtherHow about some entertainment? Karaoke or the arcade?
>>29228620>>Talk to one of them.Rin! All the past spotlight's been on Julie and Cole!
>>29228620>>Talk to one of them.Let's talk to Rochelle.
>>29228620>>29228624I'll second this.
So besides Julie, how many people in our group know about Cole's superpowers? How long should we keep it secret from them if they don't know?
>>29228628I rather wait until we have Jenner, not to mention their still browsing
>>29228620>>Talk to one of them.>>RinSee how she's getting used to things.
>>29228643>How long should we keep it secret from them if they don't know?I don't see why we should. If she ever slips it's going to be a massive fucking shitstorm. You do NOT want to weather that, PRODUCER. >>29228682>>29228640>>29228624>>29228620These.
>>29228620Sorry guys, it's getting a bit late here and I feel that this is a good place to pause at. Tune back in on Saturday for the continuation of Producer's Amazing Mall Adventure!And also, PJ Witches this Friday as well! Hopefully we'll also able to touch upon ARMORY and TREASURY features by then, too!
>>29228620>Talk to one of them.Rin.
>>29228695Waiting Warmly For It To Resume!!
And yes, we'll be starting off the next thread with Rin.
>>29228695See ya next time, MC.
>>29228705BTw what was your verdict on PJ Witch quest.Are you going to timeskip to end it, or make it a every once in awhile thing?
>>29228695I'LL BE WAITING FOR MY COLE, UNTIL NEXT TIME
>>29228714This is something I'd like to know myself
>>29228714I'll probably just be slowing down update rate. But considering we're nearing Battle of Berlin at this point an indefinite hiatus is pretty likely as well.
>>29228693Her lightning powers are both highly useful in combat and potentially marketable. We won't be able to keep it secret forever, nor do we have a particularly good reason to do so.
>>29228724> marketable>nor do we have a particularly good reason to do so.Well, there's >>29139996>>29139996>Should we be concerned about a megacorp going "wait a minute, I recognize that ability from one of our failed but still patented products"?this. I don't feel like fighting lawyers just yet, especially not the The Superanturalist kind.
>>29228744She was hardly subtle before we found her, she was basically wandering around the tombs shocking people left right and center. If they cared that much, they would have already found her.
>>29228744Wait 4chan X shows posts from threads that simply don't exist anymore at all on hover. Didn't know that but it's neat.
>>29228744No but it might be useful, for maybe utilities
>>29228744We recruited her specifically because she can shit lightning. Treating it like some big secret is pointless.
>>29228778>>29228770>>29228766Very well? I'm most curious how this will work out.
>>29228766The concern isn't that a megacorp will find out that she's alive and still shocking people; it's that the megacorp will act like a patent troll and as soon as someone tries to capitalize on Cole, they'll swoop in with their patent lawyers.
So, we sent Jenna away for business and stayed with girls shopping.Waiting warmly to guide Cole through the lingerie section