Whoops, kind of started a bit later than usual, but we'll manage! And this time I'll remember my own roll rules!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!Currently, you've taken your idols to a bit of shopping and bonding. Things seem to be going relatively well so far. However, with Jenner away talking to the mall manager for business, it's just you keeping an eye on the four girls. You've got a fairly good handle on Rochelle, Julie, and Cole, but you haven't actually talked to Rin much apart from when you initially recruited her. You approach her as she looks at rather fancy yet frilly dress on display, as if contemplating whether she should buy it or not."Hey, Rin." You say."Oh, hello Producer." Rin says somewhat absentmindedly, still looking at the dress.>You like that dress?>Why did you decide on getting into showbusiness?>What exactly is your home situation?
>>29290817>You like that dress?No need to be formal.
>>29290817>You like that dress?
>>29290817>>You like that dress?
>>29290817>>You like that dress?Also keep an ear out for cole.
>>29290817>>Why did you decide on getting into showbusiness?
>>29290817>You like that dress?Start with something easy. Besides, she can help the other girls in acclimating to fashion.
Wait, so am I correct to assume that two of the girls are in school, right?
>>29291031They're actually already out of high school. Even in the future child labor laws are a bitch.
>>29290817"You look pretty interested in that dress." You say. "Thinking of buying it?""What?" Rin blinks. "Oh no, I couldn't possibly take advantage of your company like that-!""Hey, wait a minute, you and Rochelle are free to get whatever you want too, within reason, of course." You say. "Yes, but," Rin bites her lip. "I don't know. My parents probably wouldn't let me wear, much less keep it, anyways.">Well, we can just keep it at the office. They wouldn't need to know.>Well, if you move into the dorms they can't really do much, can they?>Are you not on good terms with your parents?>Other
>>29291191>Are you not on good terms with your parents?And this is a business expense, after all.
>>29291191>>Are you not on good terms with your parents?PROBLEMS AT HOME? NOT A PROBLEM FOR P-SAN
>>29291191>>Well, we can just keep it at the office. They wouldn't need to know.
>>29291191>Are you not on good terms with your parents?And depending on the response>Well, we can just keep it at the office. They wouldn't need to know.
>>29291071That doesn't seem right. Who the hell is keeping children out of the sweatshops?
>>29291191>>Well, we can just keep it at the office. They wouldn't need to know.>>Well, if you move into the dorms they can't really do much, can they?>>Are you not on good terms with your parents?
>>29291230The government. You know, those people you keep sending money to every April.
>>29291191>Well, we can just keep it at the office. They wouldn't need to know.>Are you not on good terms with your parents
>>29291191>Are you not on good terms with your parents?
>>29291191>Well, we can just keep it at the office. They wouldn't need to know.
>>29291255Executive doesn't make laws, the legislative does, and megacorps fund re-elections for those that please them.Who's standing up to corps? It's not like children are that valuable anymore.
>>29291284Maybe it is the corporations. Child labor is pretty bad press.
>>29291316Besides, maybe they have robots or an army of clones doing all the heavy lifting.
>>29291316Seems like it'd be worth the money to spin the exploitation of children as preparing them for life as an adult and earning a working salary.PR firms ho!
>>29291284Way I see it, this quest is more post-cyberpunk than classic cyberpunk. Corporate power isn't absolute and politicians still have to pay lip service to their constituent's wishes. Plus robot labor is cheaper than child labor.
>>29291284As a CEO, do you want the corp to be known for utilizing child labor? As a shareholder, do you want to invest money in a corp that does such a thing?Delta City may be privately owned but it's still subject to certain laws.
>>29291365Oh fuck no, that would be bad.
>>29291365Ruff.This is why I'm taking all my plants to China! Open your eyes, sheeple, the only thing labor laws do is raise prices!
>>29291191>>Well, we can just keep it at the office. They wouldn't need to know.Not too pressuring or prying
>>29291339Advocacy groups jump all over hot button issues like this and PR only goes so far. A corporation can get away with many things, but this is not one of them.
>>29291390Wait, how is China? Shouldn't there be a crap ton of retirees supported by a smaller population due to the "One Child Only" law?
>>29291443I'm guessing a nuked out wasteland. China isn't one to take economic issues well.
>>29291434I'm weeping for the future that doesn't let me teach children how to be good adults by working.How can they contribute to society if they're not producing value to add to their GDP?
>>29291191>Are you not on good terms with your parents?and then>Well, we can just keep it at the office. They wouldn't need to know.
>>29291491By learning how to operate the complicated machines you're using. And if they're uncomplicated enough for an uneducated child to use then a computer is cheaper.
>>29291191"Are you not on good terms with your parents?" You frown."Well..." Rin looks away for a bit. "That question is a bit personal, isn't it?""I'm your Producer, Rin. Anything that can affect your performance on stage is definitely my concern." You frown. "Plus I really am concerned for you.""Well, if you put it that way..." Rin sighs. "My parents don't really approve of show business in general. To them, it's the equivalent of prostitution.""Wow." You raise an eyebrow. "How do you deal with that?""Even if they don't like my life choices, they can't really go against my grandfather. My parents are weirdly conservative like that." Rin sighs. "That's why I don't want to leave him alone. I feel I owe him for everything he's done for me.""I see." You nod."B-but it's not like I hate my parents or anything!" Rin says defensively. "We just... don't agree on a lot of things.""Well, Rin." You grin as you take the dress off the rack and hand it to her. "We can just keep this dress at the office. Your parents wouldn't need to know. How about that?""Well-""You're buying it at company expense. You might as well."Rin takes the dress and holds it close to her chest and grins."Thanks, Producer.""Just doing my job.">Ask Rin something else.>Go check on another girl.>Call Jenner.>Lunchtime!>Other
>>29291491Oh they can work, you just can't pay them. How's that for improving GDP?They still have to go to school though.
>>29291527>>Go check on another girl.Rochelle
>>29291527>>Go check on another girl.
>>29291527>>Go check on another girl.>>Call Jenner.
>>29291517Child labor does exist, but you have to jump through a lot of hoops to make it "legal". Most corps don't bother because automation tends to be more efficient.
>>29291527>Go check on another girl.Julie
>>29291527>Go check on another girl.Did we ever check on what outfits Cole bought? She can't wear nothing but hoodies.
>>29291527>Go check on another girl.Cole.
>>29291563She agreed to get some skirts and dress but said no to wearing them outside of showbiz. We can fix that.>>29291527>>Go check on another girl.Find our tari tari
>>29291558So what are some examples where it's cheaper to use children instead of automation?I can't really think of anything they can do that robots wouldn't do better, since it's not like they were all that good at coal mining in the first place.
>>29291558Fun fact: the only states that have not ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child are Somalia, South Sudan... and the United States. So legally it's all good.
>>29291582We sure can, Anon! It puts the lotion (skirt) on the skin or else it gets the hose again.
>>29291599In small businesses to be honest.
>>29291527>Go check on another girl.Rochelle.
>>29291527Check up on our problem child Cole.
>>29291527>Ask Rin something else."How is your Grandfather doing, by the way?"If we do good and bring in some profit, she can use the money to get her grandfather better medical care.Not to mention, a good girl taking care of her ailing grandfather may be a good charm point for Rin.
>>29291582>We can fix that.You monster.>>29291599Manufacturing and agriculture, which is basically everything children ever did.
>>29291599Not really any, which is kind of the point. Corps don't see any reason to spend time and money fighting child labor law. What they want is lower taxes and product safety standards.
>>29291527>Go check on another girl.I want to talk more to Rochelle.
>>29291648>>29291599Whoops, misread your post
>>29291601The UN is a big dick pit, but just because we haven't signed that particular piece of paper doesn't mean we haven't made it illegally domestically via Congress
>>29291601>Implying UN treaties actually do shit.>>29291527"Well, I'll let you continue to browse." You say. "Don't be afraid to get something you really want! And that doesn't just apply to clothes!""Thanks, Producer." Rin grins.Satisfied, you turn around and decide to check on:>Cole again>Rochelle
>>29291754>Cole againMainly because I want to see her shock someone who annoys her.
>>29291754>ColeDamage control time
>>29291781Shit, what did we do this time?
>>29291754>>Rochelle"Hey rochelle. Guess whats in this box on mine?"
>>29291838We tried to get her to try girl's clothing last thread, and she only agreed to it ONLY for the show.
>>29291854Oh, I'm just expecting her to snap and electrocute someone. But yes we failed to be convincing last time.
>>29291854I'm honestly surprised we got that far
>>29291916Only by the grace of mercs forgetfulnedd
>>29291916I'm just afraid that if we coddle her too much, she may see that we perceive her as someone who needs protecting.
>>29291754You decide go check up on Rochelle. She's actually in the shoe section, looking over the shoe selection with a serious look on her face. >What are you looking for?>Hey Rochelle, I got you a present.>What do you think about the other girls?>Other
>>29291754>RochelleLet's see how she's getting along with the other combat idols, and Rin.
>>29291961>>Hey Rochelle, I got you a present.
>>29291961>>What do you think about the other girls?Save the present for last.
>>29291961>What are you looking for?
>>29291961>What are you looking for?We can help her look for shoes that are both stylish and ready for combat.
>>29291961>>What are you looking for?> other"Guess whats in this boxxxx~"Everyone, please think twice before giving thr military nut an assault rifle in the shopping complex
>>29291961[x] Present.But what is the present?
>>29291961>What are you looking for?>>29291990>/tg/>thinkingHahaha!
>>29292016The Present is always a Present.
>>29292016Guessing it's the M55.
>>29291961>>29291990>>29292016Write down memo, "schedule appointment at gun range. Also request a test dummy to test Cole's electric abilities"
>>29291961"Hey, Rochelle, what are you looking for?" You say as you walk up next to her."Oh, just looking for something fashionable, yet practical." Rochelle sighs, motioning to the rack of shoes. "But most of the selections here lean more on the fashionable side. I doubt any of these shoes could sustain more than a mile or so of continuous use.""Well, to be fair, I don't think this store is very concerned with the durability of their clothes." You point out."Yeah, you're probably right." Rochelle sighs. "You know, I think I saw that there was a military surplus store here too. You think we could check it out? What was it called... Uncle Mark's or something?">Um, let's not.>Sure why not.>Other
>>29292193>Other>I was just there and..>Also give her the D/box
>>29292193>>Sure why not.It's not like we visited it once already.
>>29292147i'm pretty sure we're keeping that, don't want to give an inexperience rookie something we used while in SF, and besides, we know how to use it, sow when we inevitably need to fight, we aint stuck with a piece of shit old worl M4
>>29292193>>Um, let's not.
>>29292193>Sure why not.I already checked its guns already, and they offered a sponsorship. I already sent Jenner ahead to make sure that's fine.Still, I guess we can check out the clothes there.Right down memo, "research feasibility of gun and military style idle group"
>>29292243Then we need to get Rin and Cole up to date with everyone else. Julie to a lesser extent.
>>29292193>Sure why not.
>>29292218I'm pretty sure we can get another one, and also she'll be on the front lines protecting our main idol.
>>29292193>>Sure why not.
>>29292193>Um, let's not.
>>29292218The M55 is just a newer, nicer, better handling rifle. It's fine. Besides, she's the pointman to protect Rin, so might as well give her something nice.
>>29292311So what other equipment/arms should we give the girls? I was thinking a pistol for Rin or something simple to use. I'm not so sure what to give Julie due to her Heavy Armour though. Cole is fine with her electricity as long as she doesn't get wet, then she needs a backup weapon.Rochelle should be fine with most weapons.
>>29292193>Sure, just don't agree to any endorsement deals until I run it by the Boss.
>>29292377I think we need to get Cole new, water-proof augs.
>>29292377As I said, we should schedule some time at the gun range, to test their skill with various firearms and what we can arm them with initially.And also we need to test Cole's ability.
>>29292417Hopefully, she won't just short out those augs with her powers.
>>29292377>I'm not so sure what to give Julie due to her Heavy Armour though.Shotgun or assault rifle.
>>29292377Should we turn Cole into a Chinese Electric Batman?
>>29292417Why does Cole need augs?
>>29292377> coleI heavily disagree. She should be trained with a good selection of conventiomal weapons so that she is lethal even when soaked to the skin.It'll take more time and training but we dont want to keep reinforcing her fear of water.
>>29292377>I'm not so sure what to give Julie due to her Heavy Armour though.have you not seen the pic Merc uses for her?A FAMAS is what she shall wield
>>29292459We should probably ask her first. Just because she wore SWAT armor doesn't mean she knows firearms.>>29292470I agree
>>29292482we shall maker her a modern day Jeanne d'Arc
>>29292482>A FAMAS is what she shall wieldThat's outdated to hell and back.She obviously needs a machine gun to act as our heavy.
>>29292501who says there isn't a modern famas we can give her?
>>29292498ooh, fun idea.But don't take too much attention from our main idol.
>>29292466That sounds like a good idea, though we may need some spools of cable.
>>29292467To replicate her shockiness if she gets wet.
>>29292417Look, we've got to keep in mind that Cole isn't, strictly speaking, human. Her biology and neurology are vastly different from ours. Attempting to give her augs designed from normal humans would be a dangerous and ultimately pointless endeavor.
>>29292527Nah, too risky. A simple backup pistol will do fine.Also, note for future, "Give Cole hydrophobic clothing."
>>29292470Though I agree, I just don't want the ammunition to "cook" due to static electricity. Maybe we have to pour a bucket of water on her everytime she needs to practice?
>>29292528I agree with that. Instead, what about getting AR goggles/glasses/contacts for the girls? We'll have to take into consideration what theme we're going with each girl, so that the AR device is fashionable and fits in with the image we're cultivating for each one.
>>29292193"Sure, we can stop by later." You nod and check your watch. "BUT FIRST, we should get some lunch!"With that, you gather up the rest of the idols, and make the necessary purchases, frowning as you watch the little number on the register grow higher and higher as each new outfit is scanned. Seriously, six hundred dollars for a single dress? How the hell did these clothing stores stay in business?Unfortunately, you also end up having to carry all the clothes, as well. Thanks to your physical conditioning and your augmented arms, the weight is no problem, but it's still rather inconvenient, especially when you have to keep a close eye on four teenage girls at the same time. You wonder what Jenner is up to, but you can't exactly reach your phone to contact her right now.You all return to the food court, where you claim one of the larger tables for your group, setting down all your things and keeping a sharp out for potential thieves. You also choose a table that has a clear line of sight to most of the food court, so you can keep an eye on the girls. They meanwhile split up to grab what they wanted."I see you've been busy." Jenner says as she sits down in the seat across from you. "Hopefully carrying all these wasn't too much of a chore.""Nah, it was fine." You say. "So, how did the meeting go.""Well..." Jenner sighs. "The manager says their stage is booked for the rest of the year, so it's not good for us. Unless...""Unless what?" You narrow your eyes."The manager, in no uncertain terms, mentioned how the mall has recently had a problem with delinquents loitering around the mall after hours. His concern is they might scare away customers or vandalize the place, and the mall cops here can only do so much.""So basically, if the delinquent problem is solved....""...he can make an opening for us." Jenner finishes. "The guy has dealt with idols before, so he knows what we do.">Sounds like a plan.>I don't think that's a good idea.>Other
>>29292574>Sounds like a plan.Punch up some delinquents, sounds like easy cake.
>>29292574>Sounds like a plan.Our first mission. Just as planned.
>>29292574>Sounds like a plan.yay combat!
>>29292527We do it that way and she will never get over them.It is her advantage and her crutch at the same time. She fears getting wet because she hasnt learnt how to properly deal with situations without her powers.Producer is ex-SF, he can give her hand to hand combat training (krav Maga, maybe) and firearms training too.>>29292554Or training while activating fire sprinklers in a specific room.
>>29292574>Sounds like a plan.Get some rubber bullets or paint ball guns, and we should have some practice.
>>29292574>>Sounds like a plan.
>>29292574>I don't think that's a good idea.We don't want potential fans to have a negative impression of our idols or our company.
>>29292574>Sounds like a plan.I have a feeling that cole would be getting masochist fans out of this.
>>29292574>>Sounds like a plan.So are we going to scare these guys shitless because of their upbringing, or actually beat the crap out of them?
>>29292574>>Sounds like a plan.Idol sentai Cloveranger
>>29292624>he can give her hand to hand combat training (krav Maga, maybe)Of fucking please, shit hits the fan and your down to your hands and that will not help you at all, you get if a fight with you hands, you fight to win, you fight dirty, you utterly fucking destroy your enemy, instead of fucking around with martial arts.
>>29292574>>Other>>Sounds like a plan for later, it's a bit too soon to be trying to put most of them on stage.Trying to put them on stage besides Rin would likely be a disaster.
>>29292574>Sounds like a plan.Oh Rochelle
>>29292629Should we bring Taser as well?
>>29292652both works for me.>>29292692we already have one human sized one.
>>29292666Karv Maga is basically just that, doing whatever it takes to win, while it's called a Martial art, its insanely practical.
>>29292666Do you even Muay Thai?
>>29292666You have no idea what you are talking about.Krav maga has a section on fighting with an assault rifle in hand.
>>29292701Actually that may be a good cover for Cole's powers. Just say that she auged her limbs to be tasers.
>>29292552Good idea.>>29292562There's a significant chance that Cole would short out even that. Might have to test it out with a cheapo pair.>>29292666Guns run out of bullets anon, and knives can be dropped (especially when someones punching you in the face)>>29292703>>29292705Personally I'm a fan of Defenduhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defendu
>>29292637Nah, record the entire session, spin it on the media, we get free press>>29292692Yeah, probably. We personally should bring a pistol incase something goes incredibly wrong, but hopefully we don't need to use it.
>>29292745Ah yes, the Sykes method of fighting. Taking out all sense of honor and decency to win at all costs.
Am I the only one concerned about trying to have a show before the girls could really get trained in either sense? I know Rin doesn't need much singing help and perhaps Rochelle has some talent from the get go, but Julie and Cole need some work before they can go up on the stage.
>>29292768Crap, I meant Fairbairn-Sykes
>>29292666Krav Maga is basically "Fighting Dirty: A Primer." It's all about remembering to fight dirty and concentrating on killing/maiming the opposition as quickly as possible rather than fucking about with fighting fair.
>>29292796Cole can dance her ass of, but it is the memorizing part and sing that she would have a problem with.
>>29292745I think we should also explore a hydrophobic lotion. I think the current weakness of hydrophobic spray is that it comes off with human skin oils, so I wonder if the future fixed that, or is that a way around that?Also, I wonder if we can give Cole capacitor gauntlets to give her greater control over her power, pic related
>>29292574"Sounds like a plan." You nod. "Though we better get a better idea of what our Idols can do. And weapons, of course.""We'll take care of that when we get back to the office." Jenner nods and looks at the piles of clothes. "I think we did enough shopping for today. We should have enough free time for some recreation. What do you think?""I was thinking of taking Rochelle to another shop first, but yeah, I think we can do that." You nod."Well, we're in Delta City Mall. We're not exactly short on options." Jenner points out."Hey! Producer!" You hear Julie call out, and you see her the idols approach, trays full of food."Hey girls, isn't that a little too much food?" You ask."Well, we all agreed, since we want to see how Cole reacts, we each got something different for her." Rochelle says."Whatever." Cole says as she chews on a little wooden stick. "These corn dogs are FUCKING AMAZING. There is no way in hell there's anything better than this!"And so the rest of lunch is basically Cole trying a little bit of everything. Unfortunately and unsurprisingly, it seems she's drawn to the junk foods the most. You make a note to yourself."Oh wow!" Rin says as she's looking through the bought clothes. "This outfit is soooooo cute! Who's is it?"Rochelle and Julie take one look at it and shrug. Cole, meanwhile, see's it and nearly chokes on the calzone she's taking a bite out of."Coooooooole.~" Rochelle grins. "How can you buy something so cute and not wear it?""I-i-i-it was just for fun! I wasn't planning to w-w-wear it or anything!" Cole says defensively.>Sit back and see how this plays out. Maybe the girls can do what you couldn't.>Better intervene and save Cole the indignity.>Other
>>29292938>>Sit back and see how this plays out. Maybe the girls can do what you couldn't.A truly beautiful sight to behold.
>>29292938>>Sit back and see how this plays out. Maybe the girls can do what you couldn't.After what we rolled in the last thread, this is a good idea.
>>29292938>Sit back and see how this plays out. Maybe the girls can do what you couldn't.But also keep a close eye to make sure things don't get out of hand.
>>29292938>Sit back and see how this plays out. Maybe the girls can do what you couldn't.
>>29292974Good, last thing we want is for Rochelle and Rin to freak out.
>>29292938>Sit back and see how this plays out. Maybe the girls can do what you couldn't.But keep an eye on Cole and put a stop to things if she starts to spark.
>>29292938>Unfortunately and unsurprisingly, it seems she's drawn to the junk foods the most.Generating bio-electricity takes a whole lot of energy, so it's natural she'd be drawn to high calorie foods.Or Cole is just a typical teenage girl. >Sit back and see how this plays out. Maybe the girls can do what you couldn't.
>>29292938>>Sit back and see how this plays out. Maybe the girls can do what you couldn't.
>>29293002So that's why The Flash needs to eat so much after using his superspeed!
>>29292938>Sit back and see how this plays out. Maybe the girls can do what you couldn't. A Glorious moment indeed.
>>29292938>Other>Commence stealth video recording.
>>29293166I think we have eye augs; don't they come standard with a video record function?
>>29292938Well, for a previously near-feral and borderline murderous girl from the Tombs, Cole looks surprisingly helpless when confronted with three girls in full dress-up mode. You figure that the true hidden nature of girls was more horrible and terrifying than any monster, and Cole was finding this out the hard way."H-hey, why are all of you looking at me l-like that?" Cole says nervously, trying to back up, only to run into a support column."Come on, Cole, what's the harm in it?" Rin says."Yeah, Cole, it's totally cute!" Rochelle says."Join uuuussssssss." Julie adds in.All three girls close in, dangerous glints in their eyes. Cole finally looks at your for help, but you just shrug and shake your head."Nooooooooooooo!" Cole shrieks as she's dragged away to the bathrooms."I guess I'll go make sure they don't get TOO enthusiastic." Jenner sighs as she gets up from her seat.So you're left alone at the table again, only able to imagine what sort of nefarious acts were being conducted on poor Cole by her tormentors. Finally, after a few minutes, you see Rin, Julie, and Rochelle return with a girl you don't recognize, until you realize it's Cole. What a change a different set of clothes could make!"So what do you think, Producer?" Rin asks.Cole stays quiet, her face red as an apple.>I think it looks cute.>It doesn't look bad at all.>Definitely Idol material.>Other
>>29293415>>I think it looks cute.Prepare to be shocked...I mean electrocuted with static electricity.
>>29293415>>I think it looks cute~
>>29293415>I think it looks cute.To be fair though, Cole always looks cute.
>>29293415>Definitely Idol material."Nothing to be embarrassed about, Cole."
>>29293415>>I think it looks cute.After a moment of stunned silence.
>>29293415>I think it looks cute.>Definitely idol material.
>>29293415>>I think it looks cute."Our little cole cannot be this shockingly cute."
>>29293415>I think it looks cute.
>>29291563>She can't wear nothing but hoodies.>implying Cole won't be ridiculously popular causing hoodie-and-jeans to become the latest fashion trend
IT LIVESmaybe we can keep this thread alive for Merc so he can reuse it when he runs again today
>>29294005Posting died last night and only just came back up not that long ago.
>>292940054chan server that allows us to post 404ed on us for over 7 hours. i guess they got a new one now.
>>29294036>over 7 hours.Try 11 hours.
>>29294098>>29294036>>29294030When did he say he'd be back?
>>29294491>Merc Command @MercCommand 9h>>Well, seeing as how posting doesn't seem to be coming back any time soon, I'll see if I can continue Cyberpunk Idols Sunday afternoon.
>>29294491>Well, seeing as how posting doesn't seem to be coming back any time soon, I'll see if I can continue Cyberpunk Idols Sunday afternoon.Posted on his twitter
>>29294491Sunday afternoon on Twitter. Maybe two or so hours?
>>29294556I'll resume in aboit ywo or three hours from now. Be sure to keep t he thread alive by then.
>>29295099Aye captain. That will only need two posts anyway not counting this one.Maybe only this one. We are down to 4PPM right now.
>>29293415>I think it looks cute.we need to adopt her
>>29296203she's so cute, i want to take her home with me.
>>29293415>I think it looks cute.>>29293503My Little Cole Can't Be This Cute!
>>29297028>My Little Railgun Can't Be This Cute!This was absolutely necessary. Yes.
>>29295099Shame about the server issues, was a good run up to that point. Looking forward to more!
>>29295099Quest soon fellow producers
>>29292852>Capacitor GauntletsIt's certainly worth looking in to. If Augs exist, then there's a really wide door being thrown open for any sort of Biotech.We just need to decide a few things about these gauntlets, though. Are they gonna be big, metallic bulky things, like pic related? Perhaps something more subtle, like some specially crafted nano-capacitors embedded in some normal-sized gloves? And what about the level of control Cole would have over the electricity pulsing through these gauntlets? Would it simply amplify her strength, or allow her some form of electrokinesis so she can pull off some really broken sandbox game-tier environment manipulation? Should there be a killswitch on the gauntlets in case Cole gets out of hand?What about who should make the gloves? Any Biotech company worth their snuff, once convinced about the business venture, would jump on this commission for the potential profits it could rake in. The problem, however, is convincing said companies--and I'm not so sure a showy Powerpoint will be enough to woo the Board of Directors. Of course, dealing with Megacorps brings with it Megacorp problems--corporate espionage comes to mind. If the gloves are tampered with during design or manufacturing, we could see potentially catastrophic results if something goes awry during a performance. We don't have Dethklok money, so we can't have our fans sign away their personal safety with "Pain Waivers"--not yet, anyway.
And we're back!>>29293415"Our little Cole can't be this shockingly cute." You grin. Your augmetic eyes immediately take a snapshot, or several. For posterity, of course.Cole's face somehow manages to get even redder."I swear to God I will thundershock the next person to wants to compliment me!" She growls."I think she's even cuter when she gets angry like that!" Rin laughs."S-stop it!""Wouldn't be surprised if the boys start chasing after her!" Rochelle grins."Or maybe even girls!" Julie adds in."OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!" The other two girls squeal."Producer, if I electrocute the first person to try and hit on me, would that stop others from trying?" Cole asks."I'd like to say yes, but, probably not." You shrug. "People are crazy like that."Cole grumbles and pouts."I suppose you think I'm cute too, Jenner.""Undoubtedly." Jenner says with a cool look on her face. "You're definitely idol material.""Okay, okay." You butt in, deciding to take the heat of Cole for now. "We can do something fun now that our shopping's done. What do you girls have in mind?""Karaoke!" Rin says."Arcade!" Rochelle yelps."I read there was an amusement park in here!" Julie grins."Whatever." Cole mumbles, arms crossed and shoulders hunched as if she was trying to hide from existence itself.>Karaoke>Arcade>Amusement Park>Other
>>29300330>Otherwe were going to take one of the girls, cant remember, to the surplus store after lunch
>>29300330>KaraokeActually, getting the girls comfortable with singing would be a good first step. Rin and Rochelle can lead Julie and Cole.
>>29300330>>KaraokeAhha, time to hear their singing voices.
>>29300375Rochelle, but it's not like we can't do it on the way out.
>>29300330Let's find one of those booths that face paint kids' faces and then get Cole a butterfly.
>>29300417>>29300375We can always delegate the others to Jenner.
>>29300330>>ArcadeLet's play some vidya!
>>29300375This, leave the others to Jenner.Delegation is a thing.
>>29300330>Take Rochel to Uncle Marc'sThen>Karaoke
>>29300330>thundershockgod help us when she learns Thunder>Arcade
>>29300330"Hey Jenner, why don't you take the girls to do some karaoke." You say. "I'm going to take Rochelle to check out another store on the way. We'll meet up with you later.""Alright. Don't take too long." Jenner nods and snaps her fingers, grabbing the girls' attention.You nod and wave Rochelle over. "Come on, we'll go check out that military surplus store." You say."Cool." Rochelle grins.The walk back to Marc's seems to be shorter than last time, though you guess it's because you actually know where you're going rather than wandering aimlessly. Rochelle's eyes widen once you enter, taking in all of the equipment and gear gathered all around."Wow." She blinks."Ah! So you've come back!" Marc says cheerfully from behind the counter. "Finally decided to take up the offer?""Sorry, not yet. I'm just bringing one of my girls to check this place out.""Ah, I see, I see!" Marc nods. "You know, I do have quite a few selections from the "My Daughter Can't Be this Operator!" catalog, if you'd like to check it out. You know, for those crazy gun nuts who want to get their kids into their hobby!">Sure, show us what you got.>Nah, I think we'll just browse.>Other
>>29300826>Sure, show us what you got.
>>29300826>>Sure, show us what you got.
>>29300826>Sure, show us what you got.Just for that name, we have to check that out.
>>29300826>"My Daughter Can't Be this Operator!"Dohoho
>>29300826>Sure, show us what you got.>>29299958You're probably thinking too far ahead at the moment. We can experiment with simple bulky ones at first, so she has an excuse for electric powers and so she can adjust power from light show on stage, non-lethal, and fully-lethal.>>29297063I forgot for one second that power over electromagnetics gives you power over most natural phenomenon. Just give her coils of wire and she the power of magnetism, maybe enough for a railgun
>>29300826>Sure, show us what you got.Let's check it out.
>>29296203>>29296848She lives with us and we get her food. We already have adopted her.
>>29300826>>Nah, I think we'll just browse.Let Rochelle look around.
>>29300826>Nah, I think we'll just browse.
>>29300826>>Sure, show us what you got.Cute name for the fashion line.
>>29301219Good thinking. I am looking forward to hearing her sing.Want to bet she got the most angelic voice or the cute deep tomboy voice?
>>29299958Honestly, I don't think Cole particularly needs anything like that. She can shoot lightning from her fingertips, what more do you want?
>>29301451Shoot lightning with even more power and control. Make sure she doesn't kill anyone we're not supposed to. Also a visual excuse to other people on why she has electric powers.
>>29301451A degree of electrokinesis that allows for her to absorb electricity from light poles and power transformers, while also being able to pick up and toss anything from dumpsters to fully loaded semis like they were paper dolls? The ability to skate along electrified surfaces at rocket-fast speeds? With a power amplifier, we're looking at inFamous levels of destructive capability.
>>29301789The electrified surface one - We can use it both in concert and in battle. It just need her to shock a few wires continuously in AC current.
>>29301595>>29301789Well, lets look at the science. I'm guessing we were standing about 5-6 feet away from Cole when she blasted us. Let's round it off an call it 2 meter. Now, air's dielectric strength is about 3MV/m. This means that Cole can generate at least 6MV of power. Most high voltage power lines carry less than 140KV. This mean that Cole is approximately 43 times more powerful than the biggest power lines, at minimum.
>>29302094Damn. And she stores that into a capacitor...
>>29302094>>29301789>>29301595You guys are forgetting her special abilities, which is the higher her int goes up the better she can control her powers.Also am i the only one that thinks that she would do great in dancing with agility 3.
>>29302094Well I not really interested in the drawing power part, it's the power control I'm more interested in.Like have a regulator dial on the gauntlet at three levels:Light showLess LethalFully Lethal(And hidden red button for self-destruct)We get a notification every time this setting is changed, and so we are confident that Cole is not running around killing people.Also, we can put in a built-in rail gun, for fun.
>all these fuckers wanting to adopt coleI thought half the quest hated her from looking at the archives.especially the guys who kept bitching and moaning when ever we failed a roll with her.
>>29302312She can do most of that herself with a little training, no need for wasting money on doodads.
>>29302360I don't know, we really haven't tested her electric abilities yet. The gauntlets are just an idea for the future, and a good cosmetic excuse for her powers later.
>>29302094Six Megavolts? Girl must have been quite the pet project to be able to create that sort of power--if she even is some mad doctor's plaything and not some byproduct from living in the sewers of a megacity. And the fact that she can control her powers while keeping her emotions mostly in check tells of a certain amount of training, either self-taught or instructed remains to be seen.
>>29302404Judging by her special abilities we just need to raise her Int for her to be able to do that.
So anons what kind of music are they is going to play/sing? I personally would like vote for Ska punk with mixes rock.also superhero themed uniform to become like Aquabats
>>29302443There is also the possibility its just fucking magic, considering we've got some clear Shadowrun influence on the setting. Having honest-to-god supernatural abilities wouldn't be out of theme.
>>29302360The power setting is mostly there to impart a little bit of control in case something goes terribly wrong--at least during a show. At all other times, I'm thinking the inhibitor action of the device should be turned off, and the amplifying action kept on.
>>293023121. Cole can do that on her own2. She not going to enjoy our lack of trust in her3. We're extremely strapped for money now as it is, and now you want to go building multimillion dollar energy gloves?>>29302404She's shown she can zap us with the equivalent of a static shock, which shows she can certainly tone down her powers.>>293024436MV minimum. I wouldn't be surprised if she can put out full blown lightning at 100MV.
>>29302541Heh, we can do this one:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqx8tAdID9wonly my railgun>>29302601Dude, they won't cost that much. I could probably make one from Radioshack for like $20, $100 max.But as I said, just an idea. Testing her ability should be done first to see her power and control.
>>29302781>I could probably make one from Radioshack for like $20, $100 max.Horse. Shit.
>>29302781Its still a stupid, superfluous, meaningless idea. We recruited her for lightning, not to be a moneysink or so we could strap useless gadgets on her. Just drop it and let the human tesla coil do her thing.
>>29302781Radioshack hasn't stocked anything but cell phones for years, which pretty much shows you've never done any serious electrical work. MV capacity anything costs thousands of dollars.
Sorry about that, posting was delayed due to some IRL business. Writing next post right now.
>>29302941Yay! Welcome back OP. Hope everything worked out ok on your end.
>>29302838>>29302902>>29302939Sorry, jesus. Didn't mean to piss off so many people.
>>29300826"Well, let's see what you got." You say."Haha! Well here you go!" Marc hands you a rather large catalog book. You start flipping through it, looking at the contents. It was... certainly what you expected. You do remember that in the army, female gear DID differ from male gear, though only in the most minor of ways. Other than that, female gear was visually indistinct from male gear. This catalog, however, seemed to take military gear and REALLY throw in the feminine qualities. You notice lots of skirts. Lots and lots of skirts. You grin wryly knowing that a lot of female soldiers you knew wouldn't be caught dead in the battlefield in that sort of attire."See anything you like?" You ask Rochelle, giving her the catalog."Hmmmmmm," Rochelle narrows her eyes. "You know, I'm kinda liking that black one there, but I do sort of have a weakness for digital camo...">Go black.>Go camo.>Whynotboth.jpg>Let's get you some REAL gear.>Other
So I've been wondering, what was Cole like before getting powers?
>>29303126>>Let's get you some REAL gear.We're professionals.
>>29303063Sorry, when you deal with this sort of stuff for a living it tends to piss you off when people go around making ridiculous claims.>>29303128Whose to say there was a before? Maybe she was born with them.
>>29303126>>Let's get you some REAL gear.
>>29303126>Go camo.It has its appeal and certainly looks unique. An idol needs that.
>>29303126>>Whynotboth.jpg>>Let's get you some REAL gear.
>>29303126>Go black>Let's get you some REAL gear.I can't decide... but I also know money issues... BAH.
>>29303194Her proficiency is rank 1. If she was born with it, she would have a higher rank.
>>29303220>>29303216>>29303197>>29303163Isn't she supposed to be an idol?If we buy sexy combat outfit it can double as an outfit for her shows.
>>29303126>>Let's get you some REAL gear.Looks nice, but let's get some real tacticooil shit if we're going odwn that road.
>>29303126>Whynotboth.jpgShe's an idol her gear should be fashionable.
>>29303126>Go Black.Camo won't be needed onstage. Also make sure that there are at least some sort of protective materials.
>>29303126>>Let's get you some REAL gear.>>Go CamoCamo will always be good.
>>29303266The real is for when she doesn't have to be that (idol). I'm sure there's going to be jobs when she doesn't need to be all dolled up for cameras and such.
>>29303126>Whynotboth.jpgand>Let's get you some REAL gear.Let's pick up 2 sets of gear, the on-stage kind and functional kind
>>29303308>Camo won't be needed onstage.- 9000 fashion sense.
>>29303258I'm not sure how ranks correlate to real world skills, so it's possible that "Rank 1" could be anyone who hasn't had intensive training. We'll have to wait for Cole's full backstory to be sure.
>>29303126>Go black>Let's get you some real gear
>>29303308Digital cameo can change to look like any dress on stage.It is much more versatile.
>>29303648thats adaptive camo, not digital camo...
>>29303648that is not what digital cameo is
>>29303126>Whynotboth.jpgBlack digital is smexy
Hey guys. I think I've come up with a solution to our harbinger problem from the other day.Unfortunately, capcha thinks its spam so i'm moving it to pastebin. Fuck capcha>http://pastebin.com/n1ztPjtb
>>29303710>there's a bug in the system that lets the person being possessed retain knowledge of what they're doing.I thought it was the opposite
>>29303695>>29303697>>29303727Ahhh sorry. My bad.
>>29303753I'm pretty sure the normal is for the person to go unconscious, and the bug is for the person to remember things.
>>29303648You're confusing digital camo with universal camo. And universal camo can either be pretty good or pretty bad. Personally, I'm a fan of solid color uniforms.
>>29303753No, that was intentional. Anyway, while the system is certainly improved by the second suggestion it still feels rather vulnerable to backdoors. No one wants their concert to end in mass murder.Oh, and tech geek roadie hacker are disgusting, ugly creatures no one will ever love. Leave them to their internet pornography and little girl based quests. ;_;
>>29303126"How about this, we'll get you that cute looking black one in the catalog, and then we'll get you a more... erm... functional camo oufit off the shelf. How about that?""Thanks, sir!" Rochelle's smile gleams."Oho, you really know how to spoil them, don't you!" Marc chuckles and leans forward. "Hey, just because we're friends, I'll even give you a special deal. I'll throw in an M66 SMG, complete with silencer, laser sight, and holo optic for half off!""Wait, I didn't think those were street legal." Rochelle blinks."Bah! When has that stopped anybody?" Marc chortles and digs the weapon in question out from behind the counter to show you both. "It's a top of the line SMG, and since it chambers 7.62, it has stopping power unlike those piddly 9mm peashooters H&K and OCP try to peddle!""It looks operator as fuck." Rochelle says, looking at the gun. "I like it!"(cont)
>>29304034Even with the discount, you're kind of glad this should be the last major purchase of the day. Recalling all the purchase receipts, you're nearing your allowed spending limit for today. Anything else would have to come out of your own pocket."Bad. Ass." Rochelle tries to refrain from squealing after Marc bags the items and hands them to her. "Oh god I can' wait to try them out when we get back!""Haha, I know a repeat customer when I see one!" Marc laughs as well. "Well, run along now. Hey, Eddie! Where are your manners!?""THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT MARC'S. PLEASE COME AGAIN. OR I WILL TERMINATE YOU." The half ED-209 rumbles."Is that a working ED-209?" Rochelle blinks."Come on, Rochelle." You say as you tug at her arm to get her out of the store. You fear that staying any longer and she'd never want to leave."Again, thanks a lot, sir." Rochelle grins happily. "I can't wait to try out that M66!""Actually, he also gave me an M55 earlier." You say."You're shitting me!" Rochelle gasps."How about this..." You say, digging into your bag.>Give her the M66 SMG.>Give her the M55 Assault Rifle.>Other
>>29304034what about the real gear?
>>29304067>Give her both
>>29304034I also forgot my reference pic for this post.
>>29304067>>OtherAsk her what she wants.
>>29304067> Ask which one she wants
>>29304067>OtherWhy don't you choose, Rochelle?
>>29304081I didn't make it clear, but she now has both the black FEMOP outfit and a more conventional digital camo outfit.
>>29304067>OtherAsk her which one she prefers.
>>29304067> Ask which one she wantsWell, I guess we know where Rochelle's paycheck is going to go to.
>>29304067>>Give her the M66 SMG.SMG would suit her more.
>>29304067>>Give her the M55 Assault Rifle.Bitches love bullpup rifles.
>>29304167Eh, we have to go to the firing range anyways, just to get everyone comfortable with firearms.
>>29304067>Give her the M66 SMG.
>>29304067>Give her the M66 SMG.I see the SMG being more of what she'll be using.
>>29303753>>29303856Precisely this. We find a setting in the harbinger to induce the bug, and then - Ideally, we can use the harbinger system to have our girls crosstrain each other.Any sort of fear about a concert ending in murder is removed by..... not having a connection in place when performing. Simple as that. You can't bodyjack someone with no connection, and if you have a removable connection, you can control when it is.
>>29304067>> Ask which one she wants
>>29304289do you understand how horrifying it would be to be awake and have someone else controlling your body the only other thing on that level is when people are put under but they stay awake and feel what is being done to them
>>29304289Wait, if don't have the connection in place when performing and we don't have it in place at home, when do we use it? Keep in mind most of our crimefighting could be considered a performance.
>>29304402Probably why that feature was introduced in the first place. I just can't see us using the Harbinger, no matter what the modifications.I'm not against getting a hacker girl though
>>29304402I don't think its nearly as bad as you're saying.The entire point of what i'm suggesting is to use it as a training aid. For crosstraining skills across our idols. (at home, NOT in public, for >>29304420 )>"Okay, let me show you how to work a rifle! Here's the safety, the slide, the clip, all the important bits. Here's how it should feel when properly braced across your shoulders. Alright, now I'm going to jump out of you, and we can practice on the targets together!"
>>29304402>do you understand how horrifying it would beNo, and neither do you since nothing even close to that exists in real life. Being alert during surgery is an entirely different thing because they're fucking cutting you with knives and mucking about in your guts, no shit THAT is horrifying.Stop making baseless assumptions.
why the fuck are you anons bringing up harbinger now? wait until it becomes relevant.
>>29304289There could be consequences to the Harbinger system that we aren't looking at here. You can't just invade someone's head without leaving something behind--imprinting. It's the Neural Handshake in Pacific Rim, except possibly mostly one-sided. It's a major invasion of privacy on both ends if imprinting does turn out to be an actual consequence, and I'm not sure whether our girls cross-training each other without building that sense of trust first is a good idea.
>>29304539Because people come up with 'big ideas' thinking they can solve an issue when they shouldn't be posting about it at this time.
>>29304402I'm pretty sure that I, personally, would really like being able to ask someone 'hey can you show me X' and have them SHOW ME, through my own eyes and hands, exactly what I should be doing.but i'm a kinesthetic learner. I kind of hate being told vague things about how to do stuff. Much rather DO it myself.
>>29304402My rebuttal http://www.batoto.net/comic/_/comics/scientia-r9395
>>29304624Congrats you posted a link to a comic that agrees with your line of thinking big fucking woop.
>>29304571>. It's the Neural Handshake in Pacific Rim,see>>29304535>Stop making baseless assumptions.You're assuming you want it to work one way (to prove a point you want), when in fact we know very little about how it ACTUALLY works.The fact that its a commonly used/tested/vital piece of military battlefield hardware should speak volumes to its reliability, though.
>>29304067"So which one do you want?" You ask."I guess I'll take the M66. I always did have a liking for silenced stuff." Rochelle says."Okay, we'll give to you once we get our armory stuff finalized." You nod. "Now how about some karaoke?"Cool, I guess I can give it a try." Rochelle grins. "Though I have a feeling Rin's going to kick our asses.""Now that's no way to win a war!" You chastise her jokingly. "I expect you to give it your all!""Yes sir!" Rochelle grins.The both of you finally reach the karaoke bar. A quick query to the attendant at the front desk quickly leads you to one of the rooms near the back, where you see the girls going through song selection. Except for Cole, who really doesn't seem to know what to do."We voted to have Cole sing first." Julie explains. "Just to see what it's like.""The vote was fucking rigged!" Cole snarls."Democracy at it's finest." You shake your head. "You have anything in mind?""Well, we sort of do...">SONG SELECTION TIME! Put a song you'd want to hear a beginner like Cole try to sing! Also roll a 1d100 along with your request, and the highest of the first 3 will be picked! And I can and will veto troll suggestions, so don't even try.>And a careful note! Song difficulty WILL factor into things, so choose wisely!
>>29304539People just can't seem to shut up about it, even though we've agreed we're not using it. Now can we talk about something more productive, like what weapons we'll give Julie?
>>29304402Are you kidding? Being able to learn something by having an experience person show you how right down to exactly how it FEELS to do it correctly would be awesome.Of course it would be terrifying if some random asshole just bodyjacked you, but that's an entirely separate thing that we aren't talking about right now.
ok everyone shut the hell up about harbinger for the love of god.
>>29304705>> Ask which one she wants>>29304067Seconding this course of action.We're supposed to guide these ladies on their path to greatnes, not make ALL their decisions for her.Bigger rifle for a littler lady is probably not such a great idea, but we can let her figure that out for herself at the firing range later.
>>29304747>dat Welrod and DeLisleMan, if only her eyes were not retarded...as for songs, I have not a clue, maybe greased lightning?
>>29304747I almost want to say Just My Railgun or Pokemon but that is too cliche.
ALSO, as a clarification to the Harbinger deal. This "bug" you're debating about is completely wrong. The controlled subject does NOT retain skills and knowledge from the controller. The "bug" is that in rare cases, the subject remains conscious during the control period, which is comparable to being paralyzed. There's currently no clear answer how or why this happens, or how to reliably replicate it.
>>29304591Ding Ding Ding. pastebin guy here. I figured if we came up with an idea to remove the risk from somethign controversial, AND make it into a true asset, people would be all over that shit.>>29304777>>29304756Did not expect the samefaggers and naysayers and people who just can't plain read to be all over it though. Like the guy up above that couldn't grasp between using it at home (only), and limiting the risk by not using it anywhere else.>>29304747We should give her something easy. LIke 'my little sunshine'.
What if we gave Cole a pneumatic weapon like an air rifle?
Rolled 89>>29304747Fuck it I'm posting whatever.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eGazzxcp3I
>>29304880>There's currently no clear answer how or why this happens, or how to reliably replicate it.Man, way to take something actually interesting out of the hands of the players.
Rolled 74>>29304747Nightwish, Bless the childhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwcBVq-Yhk0
>>29304905>Ding Ding Ding. pastebin guy here. I figured if we came up with an idea to remove the risk from somethign controversial, AND make it into a true asset, people would be all over that shit.Dumbass, I'm saying to shut up about it until it comes time to talk about.
>>29304863>>29304902>2 posts 1 minute apart posting the same youtube link.Suspicious...No repeat links. Only the first one will count.
Rolled 38>>29304863Hmmm, maybe I should've gone with the Misty Mountain Cold instead.
Rolled 76>>29304747Something different.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2VCwBzGdPM
>>29304747http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvGRl1_I-noFor a past but beloved quest.
>>29304972thank god.>>29304916 is much better.
Rolled 85>>29304747As much as I would love to see our girls try to sing something from a musical:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJe1iUuAW4MBecause why not?
>>29304900I am backing this
>>29304972...I'm rather offended at that.
Rolled 77>>29304916>>29304917>>29304935>>29304938You guys are all fucking lame.Stop posting COOL shit or stuff you have music boners for.>>29304747>Put a song you'd want to hear a beginner like Cole try to sing!>BEGINNER>And a careful note! Song difficulty WILL factor into things, so choose wisely!>Difficulty>mfw when all these songs.My votes:1 Row Your Boat2 Shooting StarKids songs for kids who don't know anything else.3 saved for somethign more awesome, once she's into it and not panicking or mad at being upshown by the other girls.
>>29304747This is only a joke so I'm not rolling, but this would be awesome if Cole sang this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqx8tAdID9wonly my railgun
>>29305067Either way, it's not fair giving a song 2/3 chance to win the roll.
>>29305072you. troll. doors out that way ---->
Rolled 86>>29305072Fine, how about this?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLuPNThw0RE
>>29305072Fine here's simplest of simplest songs one can sing.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t63_HRwdAgk
>>29305144Because its a brilliant idea trying to have a mentally unstable killer, who wants to fit in and be equal with her newfound friends, try to sing Nightwish.Which SOUNDS simple but holy shit i think you've forgotten how hard it is to nail perfect pitch and keep it.
Rolled 10>>29305072Hey, at least we're not saying she should try something like "Defying Gravity"--at least not yet, as much fun as it would be when they finally git gud[/spolier].
>>29304916"Ooooh, I like this one." Rin says, picking out a song."Nevereverland." You read the title. "Is it difficult?""Well, it doesn't have any auditory gimmicks or tricks or anything like that, if that's what you mean." Rin explains. "But, I mean, it's a run of the mill pop song. If Cole can pull it off, then great, we know she can sing. If not, then we'll know she needs work.""I guess that's fair." You nod. "Cole, you're up.""Do I haaaaave toooooooo...." She whines."Yes." All of you say in unison."Fine..." Cole picks up the microphone and the music begins to play.>Roll 1d20
>>29305180Not the link I wanted. But still good one.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGaOlfmX8rQ
>>29305162Ha, like this one
Rolled 16>>29305206We believe in you, Cole!
Rolled 1>>29305206Rolling.>>29305231Well that's... awesome!
Rolled 11>>29305206GO COLE GOOOOOOOO
>>29305162Haha, holy shit, where were you 12 minutes ago.
>>29304747Fucking approved. THIS is the kind of shit we want.Forgot to link your rolls to the post tho. I'll do it for you know.>>29305162Dice gods have spoken. Your 86 trumps my 77, which would have been a #3 before you rolled.Well done.
>>29305231The girl has some pipes.
>>29305246Fuck you with a d4.
>>29305246>>29305231I had to go and post....
Rolled 12>>29305231And then everyone in the booth looks on slack-jawed as the vagrant from Old Detroit turns out to have a voice like an angel.
>>29305231>>29305246Well this is gonna be a fun attempt.
>>29305246YOU FUCKING CUNTNEVER AGAIN SHALL YOU BE ALLOWED TO ROLLNEVEREVER AGAINFOR FUCKS SAKE, WE COULD HAVE HAD COLE SIGNING ON A GODAMNED 20
>>29305231>>29305246So how do we interpret this? She sings the song perfectly, but accidently blows out the system at the very end?
>>29305254Just because its not in the first wave, doesn't mean it doesn't count.That roll is #2 song. We're on #1 now.Make it happen, Merc. Give cole a song she can connect to this ordeal persoanlly with.
>>29305340she got a 1
>>29305340I'm good with this.
>>29305351in Merc's stuff I thought 1's cancelled out the highest
Rolled 6>>29305325Are you okay anon, do you need some sugar water?>>29305340That'd make sense.
>>29305231Cole is a natural! Nobody cared to discover this this gem, till the producer!
>>29305340She gets excited and into itSuddenly microphone feedback and speaker/bass feedback from her powers everywhere.Everyone goes 'augh turn t off'
>>29305362>Are you okay anon, do you need some sugar water?YES I NEED SOME SUGAR WATERTO DROWN YOU IN
Merc, can we get some clarification as to how 1's and 20's work in this quest, I can't remember it being stated before.
>>29305246Why would you quote the 20 and still roll?What is wrong with you?
>>29305231>>29305246Ooooooh, so close! The nats pretty much cancel each other out.>>29305243Cole actually sings... pretty respectably for her first time. She manages to keep up with the speed of the song and only gets a few words of the lyrics wrong. However, you can definitely tell she needs work controlling her pitch and tone. Something that some training and practice couldn't fix."Okay, how was that, bitches?" Cole grumbles."Not... bad. But not too good either." Rin sighs. "Your tone and pitch really need some work."Julie and Rochelle concur with Rin's criticism."B-but it's not bad for a first try!" Rin adds in quickly."Whatever." Cole rolls her eyes.>Have Cole go again.>Have someone else go up.>Other
>>29305485>>Have someone else go up.also, we are taking part, once we are drunk enough
>>29305485>>Have Cole go again.Let's give her something easier.
>>29305485>>Have Cole go again.>>29305254>>29305162Do it.
>>29305485>Have Cole go again.
My only regret is that Ican't post the Bard's song.
Rolled 17>>29305485>>Have someone else go up.Rochelle, you're up!
>>29305485>Have Cole go again.NO, IT DOES NOT FUCKING END LIKE THIS
>>29305325You know, if you want commander shepherd gone, just repeatedly report him.Blocks out the namefags for 15 minutes
>>29305485>Have someone else go up.Julie, your up.
>>29305485>Have someone else go up.Julie!
>>29305478"accidentally" on autosubmit, wrote a reply to the 20, then I was going to erase the roll. When the auto did it's job I tried to click abort, but it was already sent.Short answer: stupidity.>>29305485>Have Cole go again.
>>29305478Because he's a attention whoring namefag
>>29305485>Have someone else go up.Julie.
>>29305485>Have someone else go up.Rin
>>29305485>Have someone else go up.Let's get everyone a round at least.
>>29305485>>Have Cole go again.
Producer go up there and sing!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRc9rNDZOCE
>>29305519>>29305521>>29305533>>29305543I sense fullretard happening
>>29305485>Have someone else go up.I say go back to Cole in a bit, so lets go with >Rin
>>29305638I sense samefag butthurt happening
Rolled 2>>29305485>Have someone else go up.1. Julie2. Rin
>>29305638Karaoke is usually 2-3 songs a person tho.Or am i thinking of ddr?
>>29305485>>Have someone else go up.Julie
>>29305485>>Have someone else go up.Just give it up and let someone else go as to assess their talent but samefags are gonna samefag.
>>29305638Noooooo... this group? Never could happen.
>>29305534I remember how much fun we had singing the Bard's Song for the neckbeard elf bard quest.So sad that the QM never came back. I liked it. The fantasy adventure feel to it.
>>29305485>Have someone else go up.Anyone but Cole, I'm pretty sure the idea was to get everyone a go.
>>29305485>>Have Cole go again.Had two fucking 20s wasted.
>>29305485>Have someone else go up.Julie or Rochelle
>>29305634If we really want Nightwish that bad we can go with Meadow of heaven for one of the girls.Especially the Space-Marine chan. It would fit.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmXk1UhlIgg
>>29305485Julie's turn now
>all these anons obsessing with a character. again.fuck /tg/ you tire me out.
>>29305683I was pretty fucking annoying though, having some shitty namefag destroy our 20 so people could pay more attention to him.
>>29305713Save it for her initial public performance.>>29305753/tg/ discovered their daughteru.
/tg/ dice goddess strikes again.
>>29305753It's a nice race between all the Julie samefaging and the Cole idiocy as to who's the most annoying.
>>29305753At least they won't suggest anything untoward seeing as they aren't of age.
>>29305731Important part of that(>>29305634) post was>Producer go up there and sing!I love the islander though, so that was kinda important for me too i guess.I am not obsessed with girls singing nightwish or anything though.
>>29305753They want to groom a superhero.
>>29305755Yeah, this isn't obsession. Its a shot at dice vindication. We just got screwed by the dice.It isn't inherently commander shepherds fault, though.At least he wasn't using a 1d1 exploit.Shit.Was he?Did anyone check?
>>29305790Wasn't really the dice this time, we did fine with our first role, our resident tripfag just managed to be a first-order moron.
>>29305817I am for you then, anon.
>>29305845You overlook the fact the third poster screwed up his roll, allowing for that 1 to count.
>>29305871It wasn't a fuck up...Third roller was a slowpoke for the last post.
>>29305871They did no such thing. The post they were quoting called for a d100.
>>29305827He saw the natural 20, acknowledged it, then rolled again purely so people would pay attention to him.>>29305871He was still rolling for the song choice
>>29305912Or the post before it or however you want to word it.
>>29305871Third poster was still responding to the song choice post because he lives his life on a ten minute delay.The tripfag saw the 20 and acknowledged it and still rolled anyway because he is an idiot.
>>29305485"Julie, I suppose you're up." You say, wanting to give Cole a break from all the embarrassment. "Hm, I guess. I always did want to try my hand at this.""H-hey! She gets to choose her own song?" Cole says in an accusing tone."To be fair, you didn't really make an effort to find a song yourself." Rochelle points out."Yeah w-well, that's discrimination!" Cole says."Do you even know what the word 'discrimination' means?" Rin asks."Kinda... sorta..." Cole grumbles.>Let Julie choose her own song.>Make a game out of it. Have the other girls choose the song from now on.>Other
So anons, what makes Cole so adoptable?
>>29306006>Make a game out of it. Have the other girls choose the song from now on.>>29305755>>29305925I did not. Check my post. It was an honest fuck up on my part.Really though if I really wanted 'attention' it wouldn't be of this kind, which is what using a trip always leads to.Using a trip to get attention = masochism, because it's more often than not "tripfag asshole", "get out", and "ban him".
>>29305871My internet is slow, so sue me.>>29305964In my defense, I also posted the electricity song
>>29306006[x]Make a game out of it. Have the other girls choose the song from now on.We will have more fun this way.It means that we are choosing for her.
>>29306006>Make a game out of it. Have the other girls choose the song from now on.
>>29305925>He saw the natural 20, acknowledged it, then rolled again purely so people would pay attention to him.I don't think namefags necessarily do it for the attention as you so frequently like to point out.But man, yeah, quoting the 20 and rolling again instead of going EVERYBODY STOP is a dick move for anyone.Then again, I play in lotsa quests, and dumbass anons do it ALL THE TIME. People just get butthurt about namefags doing it because they're popular targets for hate.
>>29306006>>Make a game out of it. Have the other girls choose the song from now on.Well, it's not like the other two songs we have loaded up aren't at all that difficult.
>>29306006>Make a game out of it. Have the other girls choose the song from now on.Yeah, let's be fair.
>>29306044>>29306045Hum.Alrigtht, this is the best solution out of the batch.I'll change my vote away from cole, then
>>29306006>>Let Julie choose her own song.Let them choose their own songs.
>>29306006>Make a game out of it. Have the other girls choose the song from now on."Just nothing over the top girls."
Can we just ignore the dice rolling drama and think of awesome songs we want Julie or Space Marine chan to sing?
>>29306081If the quest didn't involve dicerolls, sure but it does so it'll happen.
>>29306032I read your post, and either you're a liar or the biggest fucking idiot on the planet.
>>29306121It's the latter.
>>29306026She's an electric Tsundere Loli. Knowing /tg/, there'd be calls for waifuing if our character wasn't so much older than her
>>29306006>Make a game out of it. Have the other girls choose the song from now on.Why not?
>>29306032>>29306146Fucking namefags . . .
>>29306121It's definitely the latter. Commander Shepard is a fucking retard.
>>29306081>Can we just ignore the dice rolling drama and think of awesome songs we want Julie or Space Marine chan to sing?>space marine changod. This is more Gunslinger Girls if anything. 40k fags :vJuliehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0t9QHbgAfcRinhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyciTvDfor4
>>29306165in my eyes she's a teenager going through a rebellious phase.
>>29306165The waifuing comes when we start looking for more support staff. We'll need at least 1 or 2 more.
>>29306026>So anons, what makes Cole so adoptable?She's an orphan?>>29306006>Make a game out of it>Other: reassure Cole that she did do well for never having sang beforePass out that hot hot reassurance all over her ego>>29306032I still love you, Commander.
>>29306274commander pls go
>>29306146At least he can admit it.And hopefully learn from it. Unlike pretty much other namefag out there who doesn't give a shit and full steam aheads errything.
>>29306249There are no huge girls in gunslinger.Best girls are all dead anyways, except one.
>>29306274>>29306290Nope, not me. It's probably someone mocking me.
When did this quest become overrun by attention whoring namefags?
>>29306318Just now in the last 5 minutes. It'll pass in another 5 probably.
>>29306307commander pls go pls commander just goOr at least drop the name and trip.
>>29306318When people started complaining about them.Remember, whenever someone complains about namefags a new one is born.
>>29306368>Or at least drop the name and trip.He's too much of a bitch to do that.
>>29306318It didn't.The increasing amount of posts talking about tripcodes all refer to my fuck up, all of them complaining more about the name rather than the fuck up.>>29306368Sure, anon. At least people will stop derailing the thread to take shots at me.
>>29306413If you fucking just stop responding to every fucking single one of the fuckers maybe this fucking quest wouldnt fucking derail in the first place?
>>29306307I will admit, I was VEERRRRY tempted to make a Harbinger trip and mock/pun both you and the harbinger discussion at the same time.But its actually just kinda annoying now.People need to simmer down, and give the GM time to work his magic between posts - all this downtime is just turning to infighting.So, uh.Stop posting.
>>29306006"Well, I suppose we can make a game out of it." You grin. "You up for it, Julie?""Sounds like a challenge!" Julie smiles and nods.>Same rules as before. However, I'll let you debate the song choices for Rin and Rochelle as well, since I have to go to a dinner thing for about an hour or two. We'll see what happens then!
>>29306518Dammit this anon. I am not sure if I should laugh or cry.
Rolled 76>>29306501http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjZ6tBAK8xcI'm inspired by that picture of Julie in tomboy clothes.
>>29306501>>Same rules as before. However, I'll let you debate the song choices for Rin and Rochelle as well, since I have to go to a dinner thing for about an hour or two. We'll see what happens then!I'd also like to suggest a change to song linkingPeople need to put the name/title of the youtube song they're linking.Makes it a lot easier to sort through all these damn links
>>29306518The autotune turns me off, but it's so sugary it doesn't even fucking matter.
>>29306518Rochelle >>29306563Rin>>29306614>>29306660JulieAre we all in agreement?
>>29306501Gonna put by vote for this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uARn2MCUZN4Kiseki, by Nirgilis
Rolled 98>>29306501>I'll let you debate the song choices for Rin and Rochelle as wellSo we're choosing their songs as well? In that case, for Rochelle:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxUo0HCZJTQ
>>29306563Apocalyptica is automatically great taste.
>>29306518I'll note that this was for Julie by the way.You post a RWBY picture, and I'm obligated to respond with a RWBY song.
>>29306785Space marine chan. The other girl we pulled from the underdark.>>29306804There is a God!
>>29306804>>29306847Where are all the high rolls coming from?>>29306847It is beautiful. Are they still singing? Celtic Woman?
>>29306892yes they are. they are about to make a concert appearence in my town real soon.
>>29307052I remember listening to them during high school, when their first album came out.It was a great experience.
Rolled 21>>29306501For Rin, I'm thinking something like this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9BK3xcRH1g
>>29307095they have real singing talent than the 98% of the pop women singers out there now.
>>29307505i should say "Rather than 98% of the"
We're almost at page 9 here. Think there should be a new thread?
>>29307598might need one soon Merc
>>29307598I will start one when I get back.Also somebody please manually update the archive.
>>29307895its up to date as of your post >>29307895
So are we going to beat those punks for a concert?
On the subject of support staff, does anyone else think that me might need 1-2 more? I'm thinking about either a Scientist/Hacker type to work on our stage lighting/military grade electronic augs but not the Harbringer, OK? please don't hurt me, or someone with some experience in... less than legal matters for help accruing underworld contacts it's safer and more reliable if the "criminals" our girls are fighting are on our payrole and help with combat training specifically, how to fight dirty
>>29308372Right now we should keep the spending low, though. We already hired one idol over the cap, so we should be careful about our funds.
>>29308372We definitely need more staff, but we need to start bringing in money before we can get a bigger budget allocated.
and people are bitching about quest threads again...
>>29308514This place is a cicle of bitching. We bitch about something, they bitch about the us, then someone bitches about them. And so onThe hate is part of what makes it all so special.
>>29308477>>29308508I agree. This is more of a long term strategy for when we start having regular concerts.
>>29308514You're delusional if you don't think they are an issue. Quests have become synonymous for fetish fulfillment and the worst part is that they are only increasing.
>>29308603oh god it is spilling over from the meta thread!
>>29308566Well in that case I'd recommend getting something like a seamstress or other clothier first. That way we can hopefully get them to make dual purpose outfits. Something that can be worn both on stage and on the battlefield. That, and, keeping the outfits varied is important for idols. At least until they have a signature look that's associated with them.
>>29308651Don't reply to it, just quietly report it and let it get pruned.
>>29308603>implying there's not non-quest threads on /tg/ about fetish fulfillment
>>29308716I really don't think we have the need for a full time seamstress on our payroll. We have clothing stores stores for most clothes, and we send out for custom jobs.
>>29308878But if we had a full time seamstress, every job would be a custom job. And at a lower price in the long run.
>>29308942Compared to 600$ dresses?Yeah, we need a wardrobe manager to be successful in this business, period.The only question is how much we do in house, or not
>>29308988Bitch could fix the dresses and reuse them.
>>29308988Ideally we do it all in house and make an additional revenue stream popularizing and then selling original designs.
>>29308942How many outfits are you planning on getting these girls? We just bought them a full wardrobe. >>29308988That's a long, long way off. Like when we're legitimately rich. >>29309033We got robots for that.
>>29309077>robots for thatrobots aren't perfect and don't have fashion sense.
>>29309077You really don't know how important a job a seamstress is do you?
>>29309077>we just bought them a full wardrobeHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHANo, no we did not. We bought them a couple dresses each for some VERY basic functions.A FULL wardrobe is something that has several choices for every conceivable occasion, plus matching accessories. For an accomplished idol, it's not unusual to have a different outfit for every show, and some even change outfits every couple songs.
>>29309066Sponsorships would be better for that. We can get custom clothes without hiring a seamstress, and we don't have to pay her at the end of every month.>>29309134The robots are just for repairs.
>>29309193Not to mention that they usually have to keep up appearances of being fashionable while in public but not on stage for publicity purposes, and will have top of the line outfits for that too.
>>29309167No, but I do know that we'd interact with a seamstress about as much as we're interacting with our dance instructor and song composer. That is to say, not at all.
>>29309269Stop reposting shit
>>29309269It literally means nothing. Just some angry faggot.
>>29309294They are almost as important as the song and dance instructor since they help provide the image for the girls and fix up their clothes.She can also add special adjustments to the clothes.
>>29309269Plese delete your post.
>>29309348I agree that a seamstress, or fashion designer, is important, but should we even be discussing it when singing and dancing is going to be the more immediate concern? Or what about the theme we're going to build for each girl? What's our plan? What niche is each girl going to occupy, and what theme are we going to use to bring the entire team together?
>>29309348And that'd be very important, if this were real life. Idol companies are filled with nameless, faceless workers the boss doesn't particularly give a shit about as anything else. Idolmaster doesn't have you managing faceless employes, it has you hanging out with people and having fun. We can just assume that clothes will get made, songs will get composed, and dance lessons will be taught. What we need to focus on are jobs that will allow us to interact with the person filling them constantly.
Rolled 73>>29309440Julie's our rough and tumble tomboy.Cole is our superpowered bad girl.Rin is the rock upon which our idol group stands.Rochelle is the tactical heart and soul of the group.
>>29309440operators operating operationally inna operationOr, Cole's a Scandinavian special forces, Rin is Asian of some kind, Rochelle is French, and Julie is British.
>>29309604>Cole is our superpowered bad girl.With a jacket of tsuntsun and a heart of deredere.