Big Changes QuestThread 3Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigChangesQuestCharacter Sheet: http://pastebin.com/ZrxgPndSArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Big%20Changes%20Quest It's been a few days since the explosion in your hospital suite. There was a flurry of Police activity as you were moved, and eventually released in quiet silence yesterday. In that time you've been drifting, bordering on shock, as you grapple with the implications of the explosion and the adjoining dream.During your discharge, it was confirmed you had lost over ten pounds while in the hospital, equally concerning, you had grown 2 inches in those 2 weeks. Since getting out, you've continued to feel the itch beneath your skin, a buzzing feeling inside you to your core, that you know to be the black and red.It did not show up on your blood test. What did show up was a severe hormone unbalance for someone your age. The trauma from your childhood that had damaged your body and brain had also halted your development midway through middle school, your primary physician and your attending suggested that getting caught in the blast knocked something back into place.You are...changing. Your doctors and uncle think that you are just finishing what stopped the day you lost your family.You know better. At present it is mid morning and you are alone in your small apartment clearing out the last of a pack of tuna rice balls. There is an empty delivery package of two medium beef bowls sitting empty beside you. This morning's measurement gave you worry as you grew another inch since your last check 3 days ago.Your mail has been piling up.You are still hungry.You might have super powers.Your name is Tsubasa Campbell, and today you are a strange combination of excited, worried, and lonely.>Actions?>Words?>Other?
>>30889668Find meat to consume.
>>30889728Inventory of available meat in Apartment:1lb frozen stew beef. Bulk bag of precooked breaded chicken tenders. Left over pork dumplings (3 weeks old). Bag of small pre cut bento box sausages. 5 8oz cans of crab meat.
>>30889806Put all of it in a pot and make stew.
>>30889806Microwave those dumplings and put the stew in a pot and apply low heat to melt it. We'll need to get more food soon.
>>30889822After wiping the last few flecks of rice from your cheek, you begin sorting through your freezer and pantry, you find ever scrap of meat you could find. After an agonizing wait for the frozen beef to defrost in the microwave, you take out your largest pot.Setting it on the stove, you warm some oil in it and dump the stew meat in to brown. After it meets your standards you pour in some beef stock, water, and a bit of rice flour to help thicken things. As you go about assembling vegetables and rice to add to your impending meal, you pause.Checking the dumplings, relatively certain they are still good, you dump them in the pot. Followed soon by the crab, the sausage, and the whole bag of chicken tenders. As it sits and boils, you imagine this whim of a meal could feed six or seven people with plenty of left overs remaining. Still, you also fill and turn on your rice cooker to capacity.Occasionally stirring for the next hour, you find the mixed and matched aroma enticing, even though you know such a mixture should seem entirely unusual.Tentatively taking a spoonful of your work, you gasp lightly. It tastes good, better than the katsudon bowl that first night in the hospital.>Actions?>Words?>Other?
So yeah, continuously presenting open-ended prompts is, surprisingly, not conducive to participation.Also, having just now read through your posts on foolz, I can confidently say that weight gain is a disgusting fetish and if the MC ever shows signs of going beyond 'healthy', I'll be bailing on this quest.Also your writing needs work.Run-on sentences, poor structure, and general overuse of unnecessary details and pretentious exposition.Say more with less.
>>30890454 worry not, the players have mostly spoken to take a different path to hugeness for now. I doubt the MC will pursue that realm given the continued outcry against it. Ah well, there are still so many others Also, it is rather early compared to other times I have run, I imagine people are still waking up.Thank you for the style and writing critique, it is appreciated.
>>30890583Well you didn't give any warning on Twitter.
>>30890043Go through the mail while eating.Look up safe, out of the way places to test explosive superpowers and look for not-so-explosive superpowers in our arsenal.
>>30890618I did claim a thread on Monday. I merely woke earlier than anticipated, went over my notes more quickly than expected, and finished a brief opening post. As long as these threads seem to last, I am certain it will fill up shortly.
>>30890043Barely remembering to turn off the stove, you haul the pot to the low table and dig in. Each bit a mixed cacophony of inconsistent texture and pervading beef flavor. Tender, chewy, soggy, stringy, and soft all soaked in a thick glazing of stock.It isn't long before the empty gnawing in your stomach is quieted, and you feel a bit of your sense returning, but your protein saturated meal continues to call to you after each savory mouthful until you've scraped the base of the pot near to clean.Leaning back and glancing down, you are mildly surprised that you don't look like one of those waify, not that you should have been one to judge, competitive eating girls you've seen on tv that can down tens of bowls of ramen but seem to stay skinny after their momentary distension passes.Licking the sauce from your lips, you let out a satisfied but annoyed sigh. You've always been a big eater, despite its lack of impact on your frame, but this was ridiculous. This is crazy.Lifting up your shirt to prod your full, but still somehow flat, stomach, you pause. Your ribs are no longer outlined through your skin and you seem to have bounced back from your worrisome emanciation.Well, you still have a full day ahead of you. Assembling your mail, it's mostly adverts, thank you cards, hate mail because you don't conform to gender standards, and next month's bills.Nothing too important, time to find a safe place to see what you can do, there are a few vacant lots around town, and the retention wall around the shallow reservoir in the park.>Shower & get changed.>call one of your friends.>call your uncle>call your boss>research Mori Micro Industries>go to a safe place to test things out>other
>>30890703>call one of your friends.That one chick that was lamenting our lack of a penis.
>>30890703>>call one of your friends.But uhh, hold back on meeting up
>>30890703>research Mori Micro Industries
>>30890703>research Mori Micro IndustriesResearch!
>>30890703Research that company.
>>30890703>call one of your friends.
>>30890739>>30890765>>30891821>>30890881>>30891113>>30891365Combining and writing, momentarily.
>>30891895Is op kill?
>>30892704OP is writing but had to deal with a few distractions.
>>308918951 of 3No. Now isn’t the time to try and practice. The fresh memory of the charred hospital suite frightens you, the things you can do now are inhuman. Can you draw the red and black up and wrap yourself in it in the waking world? Could you use it’s power to leave the earth behind and soar free and unhindered? Does it have the power in this world to allow you to grow large?Grow. Your current increase in height gives you pause again, makes your heart skip a beat. Two weeks unconscious and you shot up two inches. Three days later, another inch. How far is it going to go? It isn’t just height, your shoulders are pulling slightly against the sleeves of your shirt. Most of your clothing is a tight and slim fit, you usually don’t like wearing anything baggy or with much give except for your winter clothes.Clothes, your clothes are going to start looking ridiculous at the going rate. How long until your sleeves and cuffs are noticeably too short? You haven’t had to get measurements or buy anything but the same size you’ve worn for over a decade. Crossing your arms and grasping your shoulders, you smile inwardly that however much taller you are going to get you will at least not look lanky. At least, you hope you don’t look lanky. The notion that your shoulders are spreading a bit gives you another reason to smile, you will look strong.As exciting and terrifying it is to think about these changes, you need to get more information. Your only real lead on why this is happening are your crazy dying hallucination, and the exploding tanker. A freak lightning strike on a cloudless day. You turn back to your toughbook on the low table and throw yourself back into research, pausing for scroop the last bit of thickened stock from the pot with your spoon.
>>308932732 of 3Mori Micro Industries is a very profitable firm that usually stays off the major public radar because they usually do contract work for larger companies internationally. They’re mostly a freelance lab core that has patent & profit share requirements in their contracts. Hmm...interesting. Pharmaceuticals. Agribusiness. Biotech. Processor Design. Software Development. Server Farms. Robotics. Prosthetics. The list of their ventures goes on.Its...a scary start. The tanker that exploded was supposedly filled genetically engineered algae which as part of an uncontracted project...totally in house. Details are sketchy, but most of their in house projects seem to be about finding better ways to feed the world or help clean up man made ecological disasters. Nothing on that project heading has ever gone to market from Mori Micro...stock analyst say that the money pit they’ve dug themselves with such programs is holding the company back.Ecological disasters, so that would mean oil spills or radiation leaks like Fukushima? A life form that absorbs and potentially purifies or breaks down radioactive materials is an interesting concept; but to cut short the half life of any of the materials currently dispersed in the pacific you’d need to be able to break down the isotopes at the atomic level. Sure there was that discovery of single and multicellular cultures found inside of Chernobyl that soaked up radiation, but to do what this project suggests would take more than just algae. The fine manipulation of molecular and atomic structures on this wide spread a scale would be…Oh.OH!Well whatever they aren’t telling people about in the press release, they may have accomplished just that.The financial analyst comments intrigue you, and you are able to find more information about them as a business, when they started, their growth, recent acquisiti-
>>308932913 of 3Ah, they bought the hospital you were staying in the day after the accident. That seems perfectly reasonable and in no way scary or abnormal.This...this is getting a bit too heavy. You need to do something normal, like talk to someone about things that don’t involve being capable of whatever the hell it is that you’re capable of now. Call someone, call your friends. Talk about the normal problems in your life, like how the people you hang out with ALL know that you’re a girl now.Hanako. Yeah, there should be some nice awkward and human drama to distract you from the notion that you might be able to swallow hot plutonium with no ill effect if you call Hanako. That woman has pined after you as long as you can remember. Being flirtatious, calling you cute, and occasionally trying to make you jealous by flirting with other guys while glancing back at you over her shoulder when all of you went out to drink or go to a club.Yes, the tension surrounding the dramatic reveal of your gender is the perfect thing right now. Besides, you might owe the girl an apology, but it isn’t like you were trying to lead her own.Taking out your phone you dial her contact. It’s a miracle everything in the beside table survived with only slight scorching. You kept the phone thinking, even through the haze of worry, that the blast pattern on the device looked cool.“Hello! Campbell-san!” Hanako’s voice cheers through the speaker into your ear with a slight sting before leveling out and becoming hesitant, “We...I was worried. No one had heard from you after the bombing, is everything alright?”>How do you respond & what would you like to talk to Hanako about.
>>30893300"Strangely enough, I don't think I've ever felt better."Make small talk, try to gauge her awkwardness level.
>>30893300Just shoot small talk, talk about the next meetup, talk about how we feel amazing.
>>30893300>We're fineAlso throw in something about missing everyone.
>>30893300Let her know about the growth spurt, we seem pretty proud of it already.
>>30894005yupthose inchesnow we just need huge muscles and tits
>>30894030Got a doll, baby, I love her soNothing else like her anywhere you goMan, she's anything but calmA regular pint sized atom bombAtom bomb baby, little atom bombI want her in my wigwamShe's just the way I want her to beA million times hotter than TNTAtom bomb baby loaded with powerRadioactive as a cooling towerA nuclear fission in her soulLoves with electronic control
>>30894076yeah like thatonly bigger musclesand bigger titswhats that pic from btw?
>>30894076>>30894091Maybe something along the lines of >>30886150? But maybe with better proportions and more musculature?
>>30894091>>30894160Her name is Utsuho Reiuji.She's a Touhou.Maybe Female MMA Rin Nakai would be more your taste?
>>30894091That's fanart of Utsuho Reiuji from Touhou. Her power is nuclear fusion.
>>30894195No, no they cannot.
>>30894160yuuuup>>30894167not nearly enough muscle
>>30894230She's a fighter, not a bodybuilder.No judgement from me though.
>>30894230I thought about posting that Image here, but I didn't want to look like "That Guy" by posting such cheesecake...>>30894230>>30894301This.
>>30894323>too much cheesecakeis that even possible?
>>30894345I've been banhammered before by posting SWF pictures on this board, so I post fairly conservatively at times...
Oh hey, this quest. Gimmie a sec to catch-up..
>>308933001 of 3“Everything is fine,” you say with conviction and a slight smile, “I’ve actually never felt better,”“That’s good. I don’t know why someone would try to kill you after you were so heroic,” she hesitates again, “Well, I guess I know why some people would want to hurt you just for being...you,”She stops entirely. Yup, there it is. The elephant in the room, that the cool and distant boy she fawned over for the past couple of years is actually a girl. While it is true you heard the detective bouncing ideas off one another about the how and the why of the ‘bombing’, you didn’t really stop to think that some people might REALLY not like even the barest premise of your existence. ‘Local College Boy a Hero, also Not a Boy; circumstances surrounding this lifestyle choice are presently unknown’ is certainly a fast and easy way to make enemies. Sadly, you think closed minded bigots will be the least of your oncoming problems.“C’mon, don’t get yourself down,” you sigh, “Yeah, I guess some people can’t deal. Listen, I really miss all of you guys; and since I’m out I guess that means everyone’s going to be at Searobal’s tomorrow night?”Her voice picks up, though occasionally stumbling.“Y-yeah. Kentaro said he suggested as much in his card. Kaito and Hitomi even put in for the private party room in the back,”“Huh, that’ really considerate. Don’t have to deal with everyone competing to thank me or call me a freak in the main dining hall,” you smile and lean back, the phantom scent and sizzle of spicy pork bulgogi already rising in your memory.“Campbell-san is not a freak!” she all but shouts, “I...I’m sorry. People have been talking since we went to visit you. People talking about you, and people talking about me,” her voice lilts a second before coming back in humored confidence, “So I’ve just developed a good reflex for telling people off who speak ill of you!”
>>308944022 of 3“I,” wow...did not expect that, yeah, people are probably saying some nasty things about Hanako for pining after and pursuing you now that the truth is out, “I’m sorry too, Hanako. It sounds like you had a rough time of things while I was sleeping,”And despite the years of deception, she’s defending you.“We didn’t know if you were going to pull through a couple of times,” she sighs, “And after the bombing, you’ve had a rougher time of it. As we were leaving the first day they let us in to see you…” there it is, that awkward hesitation she keeps falling back on, “I noticed your arm. It was scary and it looked so painful. Kaito told us about the accident,”Kaito Shirahama, that fucking bastard! You told him about that in confidence. Well, they thought you might be down for the count...you’ll forgive him. Later. Much later.“About what you lost...about how it’s the reason you’re so small...about how its all why you chose to dress the way you do,” she’s getting really sad, time to shake her from that and bask in a little wonder and praise.“Yeah, well turns out the blast actually might have knocked a few things back into place,” you grin. Even if the rest of what’s happening terrifies you, there is still a simple pride in the fact that you are on your way to being able to look your friends straight in the eye. Just one more inch and you’ll be as tall as Hitomi. In two more, Hanako herself, “I’ve grown 3 whole inches since the accident, and all my old scar tissue has started healing over. The doctors haven’t really seen anything like it before,”“Whaaaat!” Hanako exclaims and then laughs, “Wow, just think, soon Hitomi will be the shorty of the group!”
>>308944223 of 3This is nice. It’s like when Kaito found out, you were that much more comfortable and relaxed talking about, well everything after that first awkward set of explanations. The nice part is that you’ve gotten through to this point with Hanako without having to answer THAT question...which means that Kaito must have-“Um...Campbell-san?” or maybe he didn’t, “Forgive me if this is rude or too forward. I, I need to know. Are you into guys or girls?”There it is, THAT question. Not much else could make this anymore awkward.“And if you are into girls, was I just not your type or what?” and that asked with full confidence in a way that doesn’t quite tell you what her preferences are after mulling over the past two and a half weeks succeeds in making it that much more awkward.What is the truth?>You’re into guys>You’re into girls>You’re into both>You’ve never really been attracted to anyone else like thatWhat do you tell Hanako?>The Truth>A Lie>Stall for later.>write inAnd for her second question if you are into women?>I didn’t know how you’d take it>It wasn’t fair to you to start something under false pretense.>I’m just not that into you>I’m not attracted to you that way>Write in
>>30894501>You’re into both>The truth>It wasn’t fair to you to start something under false pretense.
>>30894501What is the truth?>You’re into bothWhat do you tell Hanako?>The TruthAnd for her second question if you are into women?>It wasn’t fair to you to start something under false pretense.Basically seconding >>30894521
>>30894501>You’ve never really been attracted to anyone else like that>Stall for later.>I didn’t know how you’d take it
>>30894501Ugh, I'm stuck between going the appeasement route regarding my preferred romantic choice and picking both, and my huge WORRY for any FeMC quest that allows that turning into shitstorms...For the others at least.>Stall for later.>It wasn’t fair to you to start something under false pretense, and to be honest I kinda didn't want to deal with the whole 'hey I'm a girl' thing and de-prioritized romance anyway.
>>30894501>You’re into girls.>Stall for later.>I never really considered dating you or anyone else, relationships are a hassle.
>>30894501>Leaving sexuality up to playersShit QM what are you doing. Oh well, at least the quest has been pretty chill so far so things could work out. Either way, abstaining.>The Truth>It wasn’t fair to you to start something under false pretense.
>>30894501>You’re into girls>The Truth>It wasn’t fair to you to start something under false pretense.
>>30894501>You’re into guysenough lesbians in every quest jesus
>>30894501>You’ve never really been attracted to anyone else like thatAccident stunted hormones and all.>The TruthBonus:>"Though with all this growth, maybe I'll start feeling things like that properly, or improperly.. Hell, I guess we'll see."Awkward hijinks across the board!
>>30894501>You’ve never really been attracted to anyone else like thatHormone imbalance is a bitch.>The Truth>It wasn’t fair to you to start something under false pretense.
>>30894665'None, but that may change.'This amuses me.Going from sex-drive-less reverse trap to hormone filled amazon. That has.. possibilities.
The Truth>>30894688>>30894665>>30894564What you tell her>>30894521>>30894553>>30894625>>30894626>>30894665>>30894688And combining what makes sense for additional response.Writing shortly
>>30894743Probably more like None, until we decide to experiment and Change it.
>>30894176>>30894167And also the best Touhou
>>308947711 of 2You’re almost dead on the line, explaining this to people always make you feel like you’re going to lose shit and start throwing up. Plenty of people don’t get involved in relationships because they think it’s a hassle, but for some reason people have trouble accepting that nothing has ever done it for you. You can blame the head trauma that stunted your overall growth despite the growth plates on your bones remaining open all these years. Blame it on yourself for never seeking hormone prescriptions because you were worried about possible side effects.Telling people about it always made you feel sick; that you were different and wrong for not having an urge or want that most people thought of as basic to humanity. You knew better in time, that there were people out there who didn’t have the problems you had but still lacked any preference whatsoever.Knowing that made telling others about it easier, but it was just as easy and just as effective to avoid the topic once you were in High School and no one knew you were a girl.Right now, though, the bile isn’t rising. That could just be your greedy new body refusing to give up the fuel to the myriad changes coursing through your body, but right now you don’t care. Hanako is your friend, and deserves now to know the whole truth and not a lie that Kaito could easily prove inconsistent.“Its...complicated,” you exhale, “I haven’t ever been into anything or anyone...not like that,”“Eh?”“I don’t know if it’s part of my old brain injury or if that’s just the way I’m wired. I just don’t get attracted to people like that,” you lean forward, “And I really don’t like talking about it, the way everything I ever watch or read is trying to tell me that I should find something sexy, that people used to tell me I should find something attractive at all...makes me really feel like a freak. So, there it is...you deserve something without false pretenses,”
>>308952402 of 2She’s quiet a moment. If not for the subtlest sound of her breathing that you do not think you could have heard before the accident, you’d think she had hung up on you.“Campbell-san is not a freak,” she says decisively, “You are not a freak. You’re my friend. And I’m not going to continue hanging off of you, pressing into you, or any of the things I’ve done that’ve made you feel like that,”That was touching. Honestly touching...but you really need to lighten the mood.>Thank her for being a good and understanding friend before ending the conversation.>Thank her for being a good friend, but tease her because she’s really comfortable to fall asleep against when you guys close down the bar before ending the conversation>Thank her for being a good and understanding friend before pursuing another topic>Tease her a bit before pursuing another topic.>Ask about trying to look more feminine now that you don’t have to worry about the labyrinth of scars on your arms and legs as much.>Stay silent, be overcome with feeling.>Write in
>>30895262>Thank her for being a good friend, but tease her because she’s really comfortable to fall asleep against when you guys close down the bar before ending the conversation>Ask about trying to look more feminine now that you don’t have to worry about the labyrinth of scars on your arms and legs as much.
>>30895262>Thank her for being a good friend, but tease her because she’s really comfortable to fall asleep against when you guys close down the bar before ending the conversationTeasing is fun.
>>30895240>"Though with all this growth, maybe I'll start feeling things like that properly, or improperly.. Hell, I guess we'll see."this has all kinds of potential
>>30895262>>Tease her a bit before pursuing another topic.>>Ask about trying to look more feminine now that you don’t have to worry about the labyrinth of scars on your arms and legs as much."Nothing too dramatic mind you, I've gotten rather used to not fussing about clothes.. but I'm not going to fit my old clothes very well at this rate.. an I have no idea what I'm doing."
>>30895262>>Ask about trying to look more feminine now that you don’t have to worry about the labyrinth of scars on your arms and legs as much.
>>30895297Glad you liked it.In fact, add that to: >>30895370Crap, a typo.>an I have no idea>AND I have no ideaWas missing the D
>>30895262>Thank her for being a good and understanding friend before pursuing another topic>Ask about trying to look more feminine now that you don’t have to worry about the labyrinth of scars on your arms and legs as much.>Write InAsk her if she can help us go shopping; all this growing means we'll need new clothes.
Delay. Continue talking about nuclear powered muscle girls amongst yourselves.
>>30895625it is my opinion that they're hottop tier fetish
>>30895666I think the heat might be caused by radioactivity, actually.
>>30895861radiation is not hot, the heat is caused by the initial reaction of nuclear fission
It would appear that some combination of thanks, teasing, and asking for help on dressing more feminine would be appropriate. I will be writing in a bit, so there remains time to throw about disagreement or agreement.
>>30895933Sounds good to me!
>>30895933Totally fine with that combo.
>>30895933>This is exactly what I voted for
>>30895861From the research, does it not imply that we can also soak and feed off of radiation and stabilize radioactive material...we should go for a swim in the pacific some time soon.
>>30895925Humbug, next you'll be saying that fruit flies aren't created through Spontaneous Generation.Television and movies would never lie to me!>>30895933Sounds about right.
>>30896215>not knowing fruit fly babies are constructed and delivered by insect storks
>>308959331 of 2"Aww, but Hanako-chan you're so comfortable to fall asleep against when we're closing down the bar," you smirk as you begin to hear the roiling of indignation and sputtering embarrassment before you cut her off, "sorry, couldn't resist. Thank you, thank you for understanding,""Think nothing of it," her voice softens, "we're friends. All of us are friends,"That's truly reassuring."Just...I don't know what his problem is, but Junpei has been pretty weird about all of this,""Yeah, well Junpei's an idiot,"She giggles. Junpei is a well meaning awkward idiot most of the time. He's probably just awkward and embarrassed that one of his best bros isn't really a bro. He's terrible at talking to women, it took him months to get comfortable being friends with Hitomi and Hanako."Anyway," time to broach a tense subject for you. Deep breaths, Tsubasa, even if it's outside your comfort zone, "It looks like I might actually be outgrowing most of my wardrobe sometime soon...and I was thinking about replacing things now that I won't have to worry about," why is this so difficult, "well, my arms and legs. By which I mean trying to dress a bit...A BIT...more girly. Now I'm not used to making a fuss out of my appearance, so I'm just thinking something simple, but I think I might need help,"You swear you can hear the crease of her smile over the phone. As the words come you imagine she's lashing out with the same half lidded catty indifference she gives people who say defamatory things about her often flirtatious behavior."~My My~" she draws in a self confident repose, "You make fun of a girl's weight, Tsubasa-CHAN, and then ask her for fashion advice? Hitomi and I have a lot of work ahead of us if we're going to teach you the art of womanhood,""Art of...wait, I never said anything about your weight!" Damnit, normally Hanako is too busy swooning over you to turn catty when you gently teased her in the past. Now she isn't pulling any punches.
>>308971612 of 2"Saying I'm comfortable to fall asleep against like a pillow," she lectures full of mirth. Oh well, turnabout is fair play you guess, "I'll have you know that I have a very healthy figure. Hmm, considering the way you eat and that you're finally going through puberty you should be careful about making such thoughtless comments less you want to risk the retribution of an offended god,"The girl has no idea. You glance at the empty stock pot, and again feel the barest stirrings of need and emptiness inside of you."I didn't mean anything by it," you complain, "honest!""Well, now you know I'll tease back," she laughs, "I'm off tomorrow and I'm willing to bet you aren't back to work yet?""No,""Then I'll be over at 9am sharp! We have a full day to get you ready for your double death defying survival dinner!" She cheers, "Bye ~Tsubasa-chan~"The line goes dead, and you feel a certain state of defeat.>Get on an early lunch, you still have all of that rice in the cooker/warmer, and some fish and pickled veggies, or you could do something else.>Go find a place to practice.>call someone else>go somewhere>other
>>30897196>Go find a place to practice.Might as well do it now.
>>30897196>Get that early lunch onwe're a growing girl, we need nutrition>all meat and veggiesdon't wanna get fat tho
>>30897196>>Get on an early lunch, you still have all of that rice in the cooker/warmer, and some fish and pickled veggies, or you could do something else.>>Go find a place to practice.Have a snack before practicing.
>>30897327>we're a growing girl, we need nutritionWe should eat more tofu. It's good, cheap, and maybe the increased estrogen will help with whatever growth spurt we're experiencing.
>>30897374tastes awful, but that's a personal opinionsure, more tofu
>>30897196Eat more food.
>>30897161>Go find a place to practice.
>>30897196Food, then practice.
>>30897196Wow, she actually has some spunk! Who'd a thought.>Go find a place to practice.
>>30897405>tastes awfulIt also depends on a number of factors:The quality of the soybeans used.The strain of bacteria cultures used.Environmental factors during the creation process.How it is prepared.
>>30897196After fiddling with probable superpowers, we should make time to see some of the others before Hanako wants to show off our new wardrobe. While we might have a mild aura of normal, we don't want to be too jarring to our friends.See them in old clothes today, and new clothes tomorrow.
Dead heat 3 to 3 between lunch and practice. And 2 for both.Are all of you comfortable fusing choices.
>>30897902I'm fine with that.
>>30897902It's early yet, so you're going to nip this hunger in the bud. You stockpiled pickled vegetables, and while you don't think you're hungry enough to void your entire supply in one sitting, you think you'll need more than veggies and the rice still sealed in the warmer.You killed your supply of vaguely meat like things...and are already bracing for a lifetime ban at your favorite Korean Barbecue given how much you inhaled this morning.Meat is expensive...and while you want meat, what you probably really need is protein, minerals, vitamins, and calcium. Calcium will be especially important, you speculate on getting supplements or drinking lots of milk.The milk would probably go a bit further to helping curb your appetite. Hmm, Tofu. You have some now, you can steam it and flavor it pretty quickly, and it'll be a good foundation for your revised grocery list budget.Doing just that, you soon set about destroying the entire cooker's worth of rice, three jars of picked vegetables, and a whole block of Tofu that has been diced and steamed. It's quick, it doesn't draw you in with the same voracity as your earlier pot of meat, and you hope it'll last.Grabbing a tight sweatshirt and heading for the door, you prepare to make use of the reservoir retention walls to hide your practice. Taking an early afternoon Jog there, you set about hiding your wallet and keys at the edge in an alcove in the retention wall. The park around the reservoir is empty right now, so you've lucked into some privacy.With a few deep breaths, you find your center and try to drift back to that serene peace of mind you had when you first awoke amid endless space. Then, you consider what you've witnessed so far.>Attempt to wear the red and black.>Attempt levitation or flight?>Attempt to grow, either just a part or all over?>attempt to fission something, like a small bit of skin?>Cut yourself and see how fast it heals?>other
>>30898126>Attempt LevitationFlying is best power.First the flying, then the nukes, then we become unstoppable.
>>30898126>Attempt to wear the red and black.Start with something that can protect us, and help with the rest.
>>30898126>Attempt to wear the red and black.I'm hoping for near-invulnerability.
>>30898126Try to guess tomorrow's lottery numbers. If you're right you know you're not insane, and you get money for meat.
>>30898126>>Attempt levitation or flight?
>>30898126>>Attempt to wear the red and black.
>>30898126>Attempt to grow, either just a part or all over?Muscles
>>30898126>>Attempt levitation or flight?Once in the air realize we're scared of heights
>>30898126>red and blackLet's go with this.
>>30898268seconding this actually
>>30898126>Attempt levitation or flight?
Counting & writing. Slight delay.
>>30899190Read whole post before responding/rolling. 2 difficulties, 6 & 10. Degrees of success will be measured against the highest difficulty you beat.Alright, I need separate rolls for2d8, 1d12, 2d4, 1d10, & 1d20I am only accepting the first roll of each die type. State which die you are rolling in the comments field. If your die roll is maximum, link your own max rolled post with the comment " Explosion, 1d(# goes here)"
Rolled 5, 1 = 6>>308993752d8
Rolled 3, 3 = 6>>30899375
Rolled 4, 2 = 6>>308993752d4
>>30899419Explosion, 1d4!!!!!!!I think this is the first explosionI also am unsure this is correct, only one was max.
>>30899439Well, might as well roll the d4 and link it in case it counts.
>>30899439Yes, only one was max, please link the exploding roll.
Rolled 4>>30899530so roll another 1d4?here it is
Rolled 3>>30899419Explosion, 1d4
>>30899439>>30899507>>30899591>>30899625>>30899751We'll figure this out someday.
>>30899625First explosion also appears to be the first chain.
Rolled 4>>30899530Explosion, 1d4....>>30899822Yeah, I'm a bit lost as well... But I'm rolling all the same.
>>30899831Always link the die that exploded at state you are rerolling it or just say die number explosion.
Rolled 4>>30899853Explosion, 1d4round 4 here we go lol
>>30899853Link the exploding die in the future please.
Rolled 1>>30899860Here's a d4
Rolled 2>>30899883Explosion, 1d4jesus 4 in a row
You know what, the referee says fuck it, let the miracle d4 ride.
>>30899860I told you to put up a pastebin for mechanics, Gyoji...>>30899883ANOTHER explosion 1d4!?that's...18. Are you goddamn serious.
>>30899928It would appear. I will craft the rules for rolls, degrees, and spending up in a pastebin this week.18 vs 10. 4 degrees of success.Spend them to add descriptors to your attempt to Don the blak & red and take flight? Or do you bank them?
Rolled 3>>30899928If you added >>30899901 2, it's an exploding 20.
>>30899928Considering that the d4 is likely the super-power die at the moment, this should be an amusing first 'quiet' (hahahahah) try at the powers.
>>30899979Go into low earth orbit and visit the ISS.
>>30899979ALWAYS BANKALWAYSwe'll crit fail eventually and I want an out
>>30899979Bank 'em. We don't need to go supersonic just yet...
>exploding rolls>multiple dice sizeswhat the fuck are you doing op
>>30899980no, it's 4 4s+2Because yknow, d4?>>30899979Hmm, I'm thinking:-Badass Wings-Everybody waits for you to transform-Crimson AscentAs new names/titlesBut really, bank'em, unless degrees of success also means learning something related to the action.
Rolled 1>>30900105Oh yeah, shit.
>>30899980So that would bring it up to 5 successes then?>>30899979If memory serves, we had one point left over before, so that would be enough to raise a d4 to a d6 if we banked...But I'm too amused by the idea of having an exhilarating time on our first attempt!I vote to add descriptors.Don the black & red and take flight.. high, fast, and free.Guess that leave two leftover to bank as well then.
>>30900142>>30900105So not 5 then.>>30900142Ok, so one leftover for the bank.
>>30900105>Badass WingsThat's even cooler than a cape. Let's use two on that flight description.
>>30900105How about>Badass wings>Instant transformation
>>30899979Descriptor: WingedBank the rest.
>>30900036>>30900273All bank is boring, this is our first time trying it out, we should make it interesting.
>>30900096He's using Savage Worlds. Duh.
>>30899979Bank them for when we REALLY need them.
>>30900096Cribbing On Mighty Thews, a very fun Indy rpg.Seems most wish to Bank, bringing the bank to 5.
>>30900357I think we should save up for something big, though...
>>30900357we're banking it for the muscle growth
>>30900370That doesn't make it not retarded to use for a quest.
>>30900418>>30900409Coulda spent 1 on being cool.
>>30900406But some want wings. I will count and write after I eat dinner.
>>30899979Banking is probably the safeest option...
>>30900429Not everyone wants to play d100 quest all the time.If you don not enjoy, you do not have to play.
>>30900441No, no, no.SUPER COOL.
>>30900441we're already cool
>>30900471Will the wings be permanent?
>>30900513For your first time assuming it, if you spend 2 degrees of success on it, the wings will be added as a descriptor word to the power.
>>30900513I'd presume they'll be "built" out of the red and black in some way.
>>30900513Or you could spend 4 points to escape LEO and return with no fuss.
>>30900557No I mean, do we keep the wings afterwards?Because fuck wasting bank on temporary cosmetics.
Man, why the fuck would we need wings? We can already levitate. All they would do is 'look cool'.
>>30900647And serve as extra target area. Although we could use them to impress people, or mount something on them.
>>30900583can we just fly around a bit off the ground?low earth orbit is a bit much for our first time
>>30900594That is what he just told you, that it would be added to the power descriptor. We'd always have the wing option attached to it.
>>30900698Or flap air at people.
>>30900722Yeah, but only when flying?
You can attempt to manifest the power with wings whenever, spending the degrees would make them manifest as part of the power with no test in the future and add the wing descriptor to the power name.But I think Bank is the more powerful call tonight. You know one day I'll make a list of options not taken and see how Tsubasa would have turned out with then for a lark or for my own amusement.
>>30900698>mount something on them.Like I said, I'd assume they'd be conmposed of the black and the red. This would hopefully mean that we could move and shape them at will. This means that we can totally go all "your blades shatter on my wings!"
>>30900764uh what exactly is the black and red?
It could be the Irish talking today, but man does the idea of Red & Black Blood Wings make me nostalgia hard.
If we want, we could just buy the power to shapeshift at will. Then we'd be able to do pretty much anything, anytime, body-wise.
>>30900759>You can attempt to manifest the power with wings whenever, spending the degrees would make them manifest as part of the power with no test in the future and add the wing descriptor to the power name.Nice.
>>30900800We don't really know yet, except that it is part of us now.
>>30900800Blood and dye. Cosmic power in a mortal shell. The manifestation of the concept of eternity.I'm making it up, I have no fucking idea. I presume OP has some idea, though.
>>30900752I'd assume it would be attached to Red & Black, rather than flight only.
>>30900879ok, cause a bunch of anons are talking as if they know what it is and that got me confused.
>>30900842>Blood questAw fuck, that's my fav quest of all time.Thank you, for reminding me of it.
>>30900759That sounds awesome. Add it.
Official Vote before I take a short break and write.Bank all 4?Or bank 2 & Spend 2?
>>30900905Sounds about right.
>>30900923Bank all 4.
>>30900923bank them all
>>30900923>Bank all 4
>>30900923If it means not having to roll to bring them out, I'll change >>30900105 to:-Wings-Transforming is a free actionand bank the other 2
>>30900923Bank 2, Spend 2.Attach wing descriptor to Red & Black.
>>30900964This, this right here
>>30900917>"I feel...different," Garfield says. Looking at your bare skin, you can see dark runic patterns swirling slowly all over you, blood pooling under and over your skin. You try to walk forward, but you feel a heavy weight behind you. Looking back, you can see thin, membranous stretches of blood bursting out of your shoulder blades. You stagger over to the pool of water, taking a long drink. It tastes cool going down, but you're still burning up with thirst. You take a look at your reflection.>Your entire skin is covered in the shifting blood-runes. Your eyes, once tinged red, are now completely lacking in any other color, a deep crimson orb in each socket. Behind you, the winglike protrusions flex, slowly shrinking into your skin.>"I feel....hungry..." You and Garfield both say.><YOUR BOND WITH YOUR BLOOD HAS INCREASED>><YOU NOW GATHER NOURISHMENT FROM YOUR BLOOD'S FEEDING>><YOU HAVE BEEN AESTHETICALLY ALTERED>><YOU HAVE DEVELOPED BLOOD-WINGS>Good times.I swear I had some art with those wings somewhere, but hell if I can find it.Working my way through the archives to track it down.
>>30900923Bank all the points.
3 v 3?Come on, one more of ya join the wing side of the force, some still gets banked. And we get handy protrusions for hitting things, shielding ourself, and looking cool.
>>30900923I still want to visit the ISS.
>>30901261I do too.
More than 20 minutes.4 votes Bank3 wings2 ISS
>>30901355Change my vote to Wings Please, if possible.
>>30901355Let's not visit the ISS, too big for our first time.Start off easy guys.
>>30901261>>30901292I'll promise to vote in favor of ISS trips in the future in exchange for gaining wings now.
>>30901439I thought the wings and the ISS weren't mutually exclusive?
>>30901439this seems a bit unfair
>>30900759>You can attempt to manifest the power with wingsCould you please clarify what 'the power' refers to, OP? Just flight, or anything to do with the Black and Red?
>>30901498No, but the vote is so close that both could end up losing to the third choice.>>30901507Well, in theory we can still visit later while the addition of the wing descriptor is being offered at a first-time bonus if we take it now.
>>30901355ISS is retardedI vote Bank
>>30901535Yeah, what do the wings do?
>>30901549I think the wings are just cosmetic though.
>>30901570It is like people don't know what fun is.
>>30901621>wanting the wings to stick around when doing things other than flying>not fun
>>30901618Physical wings of Red & Black seem pretty handy to me.The stuff can harden into a carapace or flow like oil from what we've seen.
Wings vs bankA greater and angrier debate than muscle vs fat.Remember, even if you don't get the wings now, the option to add the word to the relevant power will come at the end of this or other threads, conversely you could buy wings as a power with other descriptors for 4 points at the same time. Starting out we just have low roll count sessions and as a side note, there are no crit fails.
>>30901680That is fun, bank isn't much fun.At least not banking everything.
The way I see it, we'd be limiting ourselves just to what wings can do. Levitation is pure freedom of movement.
>>30901702It's possible that they could be useful, but we can't be sure if they'd have any use other than cosmetic. They would also make things such as stealth faily difficult.
>>30901742but her name is Tsubasa. WINGS. SYMBOLISM. BADASS.....that's really my only arguement.
>>30901736>the relevant powerwhich power are we even talking aboutyou still haven't clarified
>>30901760I assume we can retract them
>>30901742>>30901816I think we'd be applying it to the cosmic ink-blood power, since that is what it would be made out of.
>>30901736I could get wings as long as they aren't permanent
>>30901774>翼Holy crap.Alright, it must happen now.
>>30901736Is voting over?
>>30902255Posting broke for a bit, may affect things.
At this point I'm uncertain, as I didn't set a time limit, but noted a count at 20 minutes, yet everyone continued to debate.In retrospect I should have texted in full that I had intended to mean that to close voting, but here we are.Since this kerfuffle is mostly my fault, I will simply add the wings to the power description for free, and allow you all to decide now what to do with the points.The way the system works is that each die is tied to a core stat, a descriptive piece of text about the character or something they know, or a power they are capable of. Finite or Vague descriptions expand what tests the die in question gets added to the pool for.Say you wanted to investigate a strange machine, Tsubasa would use her Cunning, Skilled, and Earned Her Master's degree in Engineering to generate her die pool for the task.If she were trying to break open a door that sealed her in a death trap, she would use Power, Firm Curvaceous Amazon, your Eternal die, and if you provided some descriptive fluff to how you'd impliment them, your specific powers.The powers you now know of are under the newly added category of the sheet "Reborn in Red and Black" the powers are:Electro Gravitational Self Propulsion: 1d4Mimicry of Divine Stature: 1d4Your test to bring fourth the red and black and levitate was activating Electro etc etc, but since I wasn't clear on things, I will change it to Winged Electro Gravitational Self Propulsion 1d4free of charge with the additional knowledge that adding, subtracting, or changing words in the future make a power more applicable to a broad range, or more finite and effective on a one to one basis as you describe their use or attempt task to which they would apply.Is that agreeable to everyone?If yes, you get the wings and bank the 4, and I begin rewriting the next update.Pic related, its a simplified explanation of the second power I just named.
>>30902527>I will simply add the wings to the power description for freeI don't want the wings on the power, I want the wings whenever we 'suit up'.
>>30902527So adding descriptors has a POINT. That's the important distinction here. Emphasize that banking isn't the only way to make abilities stronger.go ahead.
>>30902594I'd also lean that way.Maybe we need to take a Red/Black skill, since we don't have one yet.
Rolled 83>>30902527okas long as the wings don't hinder our levitation
>>30902672At the end of this session you could purchase a Vaugly defined "Manipulate Red & Black 1d4"
>>30902649I don't see how adding wings makes EGSP any better.In fact, it should logically make it WORSE by losing ability to hover.
>>30902527>noted a count at 20 minutes, yet everyone continued to debateTo be fair, I am VERY drunk right now. No fault of yours.
I think you should compile a pastebin with an explanation of the rules and add it to the opening post at some point, Gyoji.
>>30902703ooooooorwe could purchase muscular 1d4
>>30902771Flapping wings to create wind/immediate acceleration. Shields. There are advantages to giant muscles strapped to your back that are not connected to your arteries.
So then, do you want wings on top of Electro Gravitational Self PropulsionAlso, the wings would not lose you the ability to hover, they can be manipulated like real wings and used as focusing arrays for your ability to manipulate local electro magnetic and gravitational forces.Final Call for Wings, and here is the fun part, if you do get this free pair of wings, you can suppress and summon them at will, and don't need them out to use the power, they're a rider.
>>30902703Could we purchase osme other ability? Like extra luck? Having good luck would be nice.
>>30902858OK, I see no reason not to at this point.
>>30902858I see no readon why not. WINGS OF FREEDOM!
>>30902858then yesfuck yeslets take the free wingsI don't think there's any downsides, just benefits
>>30902842As noted earlier I will be doing a complete rules list during the week that will be included in next thread. I merely didn't have time this weekend for important reasons that involved getting myself exhausted.
>>30902527>noted a count at 20 minutesYou never said there was a time limit. You also never said that voting was over.You also never, at any point and despite being asked MULTIPLE TIMES, bothered to clarify what exactly we were adding wings to, and you STILL haven't told us why adding descriptors gives any benefit beyond some vague 'you decide what it does' bullshit.Frankly, I think you have no fucking idea how to run a quest.>>30902854None of those have anything to do with Electro Gravitational Self Propulsion.>>30902858I don't care. I really don't. As far as I can tell they don't even do anything except look cool, and only while using one specific power.
>>30902858Wings!I want her to make a gundam wing joke
>>30902785Well it is St. Patrick's Day, for all we know he secretly is St. patrick.Irsh scotch and shamrock shake go surprisingly well together.
>>30902858>hey can be manipulated like real wings and used as focusing arrays for your ability to manipulate local electro magnetic and gravitational forces.>Final Call for Wings, and here is the fun part, if you do get this free pair of wings, you can suppress and summon them at will, and don't need them out to use the power, they're a rider.Then yes, and yes, plus yes.
>>30902871At the end of this thread you will have the option to spend your current bank on purchasing a new d4 ability for any of your current categories, reducing 1 of your abilities by 1 die for that die's purchase point value, or spending errant points to change, add, or alter the description of a die.>>30902960If you had read further your would have noted what sums up to a "I made a mistake, my bad"Secondly, please read the brief synopsis of why you might or might not want wings. The option is on the table for free because I was careless earlier as an attempt to make amends. I thank you for bearing with my as I try my hand at this system and running this quest. I apologize if I do make mistakes and am trying to adapt and grow.And from what I've experienced, played, and read on this board it would appear that running a quest is entirely subjective and between the QM's aims and the players choices.We have extremely free form quests. We have extremely limited quests, we have extremely crunchy quests, we have rather rules light quests.I did not come here expecting to please everyone, merely to try and tell a story in my head with the interactive element of others controlling the course, choices, success, and failure of the Main Character.Also I refer you to this post about what the wings can net you if you make use of them creatively: >>30902858
>>30903042>Irsh scotch and shamrock shakeBitch i need to hol onto the floor or I will fall off.
Wings seem yes.Added.Bank is at 5Writing
Rolled 12>>30903106ur doin good mandon't listen to the haterzthey're everywhere
>>30903185Finally!We've arguing about this for almost four hours.
>>30903106I did read your posts. I see nothing to indicate that gaining the wings gives us anything we can't already do.And this system (these systems?) seems much too confusing and ambiguous to be used for a quest. The more options you give you players, the less consensus you will get.Frankly I don't expect you to last more than another two threads. At most.
>>30903106I'm enjoying myself. The heated debate of wings vs. bank was pretty fun, and both sides got what they wanted. I was in favor of bank, but would have been fine if it had gone to wings. Overall you're doing a pretty good job.
>>30903288jesus dude we just need the explanation, which he said he'd post this weekcalm ur tits and get that sand out of ur vagina
>>30903288Is ok man, we can get you an ESL course of somethins.
1 of 3Your eyes snap open and you clutch at your sides. Intense pain wracks you from your center, expanding out beneath your skin and setting your every pore on acute and intense fire. Teeth clenched so hard that you feel them begining to splinter and crack, bones twisting from the inside out as something drains them hollow and fills them up. Parts of you strain and pulse as you hit the dirt and scramble to pull your clothes off. Arcs of electricity leap from your body and turn sand and dirt into glass around you.Fire, you’re on fire. As your wrench the last of your shirt off there is some kind of eruption from your back. You are close enough in the water to see two great arc reflected high above you that begin to fill with shadows. Your spine cracks as you curl back forward into the ground and wretch. It grew, you think through the haze of pain and fire, you just grew. Spitting the broken pieces of teeth from your mouth you catch sight of the creeping ooze slide down your arms as they left off the ground. Small particulate matter all about begins to rise up with you.Up, you’re being pulled up. The burning reaches a peak, you can’t take it anymore and arch your back and scream just as the oily slick rises up over your mouth.The twisting sensations cease and your body immediately cools down. The Red and black swirling slick recedes from your face, leaving tendrils and markings behind. You are floating, at least ten feet above the ground, the cloud of loose dirt and matter that had risen with you falls.Drifting forward to the water’s edge, you see the familiar red and black second skin. Its colors move, ripple, and undulate with your own subtle shiftings, heartbeat, and muscular torsion. Vibrant and near to glowing red hair rises from your head in a wild feather cut mane. Pure black eyes with red pupils stare back at you. Opening your mouth and gazing past your deep red lips reveals no broken teeth.
>>309039262 of 3The greatest detail, though, are the expansive wings coming from your slightly broader shoulder. Creating a magnificent span at least twenty five feet from side to side. They are rather simple and inelegant right now, but their deep colors swirl as your flex them and give the new appendage an experimental flap.Glancing back into the water, you notice a few subtle changes that had previously escaped your notice. Hips. A slight flare below the waist...you now have the barest sign of hips. Smiling you lay your covered hands upon them and turn yourself to get a better view of your new profile in the water again, when you notice something you hadn't from the front.Cupping your chest you are amazed to find something there. Withdrawing your second skin from the surface, you find that where you were once flat, you now possess a pair of small and firm breasts.Withdrawing your hands you let your torso again be subsumed in the cool and clinging slick. Noticing the pleasant warmth of the sun upon your back and wings you stretch the new appendages to catch as much of the pleasant sensation as you can. The feeling fills you, almost as sustaining and satisfying as your binges earlier. Can you absorb solar radiation?Yes, in fact. You feel that you can absorb radiation. You can fly, perhaps not as fast as you could in the initial experience, but perhaps fast enough to match a stratojet. More than that, you understand the power to grow that you experienced alongside your first flight two and a half weeks and a near dying breath ago.
>>309039503 of 3Molecular manipulation and fission seems to allude you. No matter, it was an accident. If you wish to blow things up as you see fit then you’ll figure it out as you go along.Either way, you feel powerful. Indestructible. Immortal.A piece of jagged metal pinned you to a wall and severed your spine, yet here you stand without a scratch on you. Surging with powers wrought either from some cosmic miracle or the unforeseen machinations of mad scientist, you feel...good.Very good.Now what to do?>Fly high for a while, enjoy the freedom of the skies.>Grow, enjoy the feeling of being greater than, being more than any human alive.>Fly low and stay here, test the waters of what you can do.>Grow a little bit and test how strong you’ve become.>Land and power down, this is amazing, but it’s all too much.>Write in.>Lose yourself to the sensation of being this thing beyond human entirely and see if you can abandon the limitation of human shape and psyche
>>30903974>Grow a little bit and test how strong you’ve become.
>>30903974>>Grow a little bit and test how strong you’ve become.
>>30903974>>Grow a little bit and test how strong you’ve become.Too soon for that last option, but we will one day
>>30903974>Fly high for a while, enjoy the freedom of the skies.
>>30903974>Grow a little bit and test how strong you’ve become.Bench a couple of tons, and then test toughness.
>>30903974shrink to normal size and fly. Test powers one at a time.
>>30903974>>Fly low and stay here, test the waters of what you can do.>>Grow a little bit and test how strong you’ve become.Also try to puzzle out whether we can disrupt radar so with can play around higher some time...I wonder if Perfectly Normal applies to radar operators?
>>30904044>>30904045>>30904058>>30904463>>30904030>>30904019>>30904002Alright, link this post and give me some rolls. I need separate rolls for2d4, 1d6, 2d8, 1d12, & 1d20I am only accepting the first roll of each die type. State which die you are rolling in the comments field. If your die roll is maximum, link your own max rolled post with the comment " Explosion, 1d(# goes here)"Difficulty you are shooting for is 5. Growing a bit lowered the Difficulty.The task is attempting to lift a 2 ton rock in the reservoir.
Rolled 4, 2 = 6>>309045402d4
Rolled 1, 2 = 3>>309045402d4
Rolled 6, 4 = 10>>309045402d8
Rolled 4>>30904570Explosion, 1d4
Rolled 2>>30904588Explosion, 1d4
Man, these d4s are exploding are all over the place.
>>30904614>>30904588>>3090457010 Explosion versus Difficulty 5. 2 Degrees of Success on lifting the rock that weighs 2 tons.Do you want to describe something else beyond just lifting it as a sign of your awesome power (this roll itself gives no exchange to permanently alter a word on a power) or use it to spend it to learn something more about your new nature as a part of this experiment?Or, you can of course Bank the points to spend to improve a roll later or to spend at session's end.
>>30904678Let's learn a bit about our nature.
>>30904678 You can spend 1 success per thing learned in this case.
>>309046781 point to learn what forces are involved in lifting(electromagnetic, pure muscle, telekinesis, etc.)Bank the other point.
>>30904719Let's spend 1 success on learning our nature and bank the other. That way we have an even 6 in the bank.
>>30904719Spend one degree to learn something, bank the other.
>>30904708>>30904760>>30904773>>30904776Very well, writing.
>>30904803>1 of 2>You tentatively land, stretching your foot in the sort of pose you’ve seen a ballerina do when being set on the ground by her dance partner. You feel so light on these wings. Powerful, but light.>There is a great stone in the reservoir park basin, sitting amid the tall grass and beckoning you to test yourself against it. Curiosity strikes you, you’ve been feeling progressively stronger since waking up, and you can feel new potential for might surging through you, if you but will it.>And you do. Instead of growing along extended lines of the Red and Black, your body expands from the inside, pushing the viscous material with it. You start simply, doubling your basic dimensions. The increase of mass draws upon the pleasant feeling of the sunlight, and other ambient energies. You begin to understand the inner workings of your new body. That when there isn’t a readily tappable source of ambient radiation, it sacrifices its own mass in fission to accomplish its new capacities. You internalize the growth, not merely making yourself giant, but sculpting, tightening, and surging your musculature for the task at hand.>When you are satisfied with the modest but impressive cut of your hard body, that accentuates your new curvature because you are proud and vain to have something like them after being denied, you stride for the stone. Delight fills you as your steps cause the water to ripple and dust to shake itself free from the retention wall. It is true, you aren’t stepping lightly. By design you are making the world react to you. You who were once small and insignificant. You who were once frightened to show herself to the world without a mask. You who were once lesser than you deserved to be..
>>309053242 of 2This power. This power has been gifted to you by a meeting of divine providence and man. It doesn’t matter if it was granted to you by contact with clashing space gods. It doesn’t matter if it was granted by some insane biotech experiment you’ve only scratched the surface of understanding. Clothed in the red and black made of your own blood and...something else, millions of something elses, you are worthy. Deserving. Happy.As your fingers dig into the stone, crumbling their way in to find solid purchase, you become that much more aware of your body and the path along which our baseline form will improve and smile. With the faintest ghosts of effort you hoist the formation above your head and laugh.You are Tsubasa Campbell and there is now nothing you believe you cannot do without cause. If anyone calls you a freak, you could rip them in half. When someone threatens your friends in a bar fight, you can leave them stranded atop a radio tower. The realization that if you were to break free of the Earth’s Magnetic belt you could bathe and exalt in the endless feast of cosmic radiation and the direct touch of the solar winds. One day this world full of ants will become too small for you and you can leave it behind easily or just crush it in your ha-No. You drop the rock and it cracks in half at your feet.Power, its want is getting to your head. Its a rush. Are those really the kind of things you would use this for? Your friends aren’t small because they’re human. Your parents weren’t worthless because they were just human.>Try to Compose yourself>Grow a little bigger, it’ll make things clearer>Drop back to your baseline form and inspect it for changes.>Clear your head, go for a fly>Find something to eat to distract you>Return to your baseline and find something to eat.>Find something else to lift repeatedly to take your mind off things.>Other
>>30905340>>Try to Compose yourselfGet out of our head cosmic powers. we don't need to be full psycho yet
>>30905340>Drop back to your baseline form and inspect it for changes.
>>30905381>Try to Compose yourselfWe don't need to be full psycho ever
>>30905443WHat about when we are talking to two gods wrestling on a galaxy. I think we may need to be a little crazy to do that
>>30905340>submit to the desire, who gives a fuck about the worthless ants on this planet. they deserve to die for not exapting your supreme self! Yes! THEY ALL SHALL DIE!
>>30905340>Try to Compose yourself>Drop back to your baseline form and inspect it for changes.>Find something to eat
>>30905340>Drop back to your baseline form and inspect it for changes.Let's just cool down a bit. Power is awesome, but that's some bad mojo we're thinking of. That's the whole '80s evil comic book villain' route, and that will only end in tears.
>>30905340>Try to Compose yourself
Try to compose self? Okay.Writing.
Rolled 2>>30905659Alright, link this post and give me some rolls. I need separate rolls for1d12, 2d6, 1d8, 1d10, 1d20I am only accepting the first roll of each die type. State which die you are rolling in the comments field. If your die roll is maximum, link your own max rolled post with the comment " Explosion, 1d(# goes here)"Your Difficulty is the roll I am making now.
Rolled 4, 1 = 5>>309057062d6
>>309057809 vs 2, 3 degrees of success.You can Bank these points, or spend 1 point per question to learn something you otherwise wouldn't about your mental situation.
>>30905894spend 2mental state is importantbank the last
>>30905949I can get behind this.
>>30905894Let's spend two.Gotta know if we're going crazy.
>>30905949Agreed.Now what should we ask?
>>30905986>>30905980>>30905966>>30905949That is the important bit, just what do you ask?
>>30906001>ask if the rush of power is causing misfires of neurons in the brain or something. Or even if the source of the power is something human minds can process without deterioration.It better not be fucking side effects.
>>30905986Good question.(ba-dum-tish)I got one:>>30905340>Power, its want is getting to your headIs that just our own mind power-tripping at the cosmic possibilities, or it something else at play here?
>>30906001What is affecting our mind and how can we stop it?
>>30906001>you are worthy. Deserving. Happy.Why do we feel we're worthy?
>>30906058>and how can we stop it?A fair basis for a second question.While our body might be something different and we've tread before great cosmic forces, we still wish to be human at heart, or at least the closest sane equivalent we can manage.
>>30905340>and...something else, millions of something elses,What exactly are the something elses?
>>30906117Well, 'human' is a bit of a debatable term in regards to a being who can alter themselves at will.I think the better state of mind is 'humble'? Or at the least capable of retaining our state of perspective.
Lets vote on some questions>>30906138>>30906113>>30906058>>30906041>>30906035Pick 2.
>>30906198What is causing this near-psychosis?How do we prevent it from happening while still being able to get more powers?
>>30906262I agree with this post.
>>30906198Alright:1) >>30906035>>30906041>>30906058these guys seem to be asking about the same thing: what is up with the power trip?Though mine is my favorite of the three: >>309060412) >>30906138Super-bacteria? Hungry spirits?
Looks like "What is happening to my brain" and "How can it be stopped" are the simplified sort of it.
>>30906427If we had to simplify it, then yes.
>>309064271 of 2You begin breathing deeply, purely out of reflex. In this state breathing is purely cosmetic. Look at you, look at you thinking that you aren’t human anymore. At what point did you think of others as just human. At what point did you think your parents were just frail humans who died.They died. She died screaming and there wasn’t anything you or anyone else could do about it. Just the a bit of rainfall starting on a mountain road. Just a little slip while going at a relaxed speed. Hydroplaning down the incline and through the guardrail. You’re in the back seat as gravity seems to fail and the loose things on the seat fall around you. The airbags had gone off when the front end crumpled at the rail. Mom is reaching for you and wrenching herself from the seat. Dad is unconscious.Metal tears and wrenches around you as it hits the ground. You don’t wake up for a month.
>>309065162 of 2Its visceral. Its painful. Its a human memory and experience that grounds you and reigns you in. Taking those calming and unnecessary breaths you look inward and try to figure out why you were ready to unleash your id...become a monster in opposition to your personal inadequacies.What’s happening to you. This sudden self perception you have, you focus it inward seeking answers to these questions. It unfolds clearly like a diagnostic query.The cause of your near psychosis is the result of your new anatomy producing chemical feedback in your neurological systems that heighten specific areas of the brain. You should be able to maintain human psyche under this strain with conscious effort until a point of failure...or you could expend effort and energy in allowing the red to alter your brain chemistry to function as it did before but acclimated to it’s new circumstances.As the last answer manifests in your skull the diagnostic concept fades, and you are alone.Alone in the reservoir. Alone as the only life form like this on earth, as far as you know. Your eyes catch something above, flying above the suburbs and toward the city. A commercial airliner, your enlarged eyes making out a thick plume of smoke trailing from one of its engines.>End Big Changes Quest Thread 3You have 7 points in the Bank.Discuss how you would like to spend them and if you would like the spend them, and I will check back in the morning if the thread is still around, otherwise I will confer upon foolz or on supTG if things are regularly updated.Currently known powers you can Obtain under the Red and Black Category of your character sheet are Atomic Pheonix or the wording of something to keep yourself sane.You could also upgrade any of your d4 dice to d6. Or you could purchase new d4 dice anywhere but Core.Or you could alter a word in one of your abilities.You can also reduce a die 1 step for points like last time, same thematic rules apply.
I now go to bed. Good Night
>>30906567We definitely need to spend some points to alter the brain chemistry. There is no logic that should justify us going batshit crazy this stage of the game.
>>30906567damnI really wanted to add muscle 1d4but we gotta stay sanehopefully the brain alteration only costs 3 or less points.
>>30906620secondingstay sane, and if we have enough points add 1d4 muscle
>>30906595>There is no logic that should justify us going batshit crazy this stage of the game.Well, shit be crazy yo. It would be more surprising if we didn't have a moment like that.But yeah, we should consider some stability assists in the long-run.However, according to our 'diagnostic', at the moment, we can keep it together with effort.Personally, I'd like to increase the strength of our Electro-Gravitational manipulation.. cause I think that plane is crashing.
>>30906595>>30906620>>30906682>implying our mind is weak enough to succumb to these chemicals>not powering throughjust get the muscle
>>30906620Can you see anywhere you could add or subtract a few words to grant you such sanity?Also, muscle alone is just...bland for the nature of the system. How would you say muscle creatively or with descriptions that potentially expand the die's usability?But if you just want muscle as a word on its own, who am I to complain.To bed for real this time
>>30906766Yeah, I don't know about you, but I wouldn't trust myself with just 'determination' if it's proven that the brain chemistry is very clearly being altered. I may just be a coward, but I prefer being guaranteed that logic is not going to be compromised.I do agree that we should boost a power to help the plane though.
>>30906808lean body with dense muscle thenor different, ultrastrong lightweight muscles, built like those carbon nanofibers I hear about in the newshow about just blocking off some of our receptors for those chemicals to limit the amount we can take in
>>30906808>>30906862http://www.technologyreview.com/view/507576/nanotube-muscles-bench-50000-times-their-own-weight/http://news.discovery.com/tech/print-body-armor.htmI'm all for that. Altering the muscle structure to have a carbon nanotube base with the bones being altered for a beneficial beta-amyloid protein so we can handle the sheer stress of anything that may come about.It kind of sounds like our skin has organic solar cells though, so that should be fine until we upgrade it later?
>>30906808>Can you see anywhere you could add or subtract a few words to grant you such sanity?A wild idea has appeared.>Childhood Trauma: 1d6>Childhood Strength: 1d6We just grounded ourselves with that memory.>>30906516
>>30906917uuuh that sounds like it's trading one weakness for anotherlets just do >>30906862
>>30906917You can do it in less changes:>Childhood Trauma TougheningOnly one word then.Which leaves enough for a new d4 or and increase to d6.Side note: we can increase Power for 6. (Power is the muscle trait)
I don't think we want our brain to 'exactly' like it was before (no sexual attraction, etc.) More like how it would have have developed had we not had our development stunted. possible names:-At peace with my soul-Level headed-Sanity is not overrated
>>30907019I like 'Grounding' more that 'Toughening'.
Could divorce our mind from chemicals entirely.Eternal Mind.Or better yet: Soul Mind.Move our thinking to our spirit.Kinda like when we were dead.
>>30907278>>30907143>>30907019Both:Soul MindChildhood Trauma Toughening/Grounding/whatevsMind Defense to MAX. Avoid chems and non-chemical mindfuckry.
>>30907359>>30907278>>30907066>>30907019Those are great ideas, but we can also go the chemical route:>Chemical Flush>Brain cleaning>Living Antidote>Kidney for the Brain
Minor lack of sleep to see how things are going?
>>30910519We've got:-Convert Trauma into emotional grounding-Separate mind from body-Combine mind with "Eternal"-Have a method to cleanse self of chemicals
We've got:>Convert Trauma into emotional groundingPending how you want to change the wording of Childhood Trauma, this can cost 1 or 2 points>Separate mind from bodyThis would be a separate ability at 1d4. How would you like to word it.>Combine mind with "Eternal"Your Eternal Trait Die cannot be altered.>Have a method to cleanse self of chemicalsCleanse self or mind of chemicals, how would you like to word it? It would be a 1d4 power.Did you decide if you want to lower any statistics by 1 die at this time?Current Bank is 7 points
>>30911075And since we are in autosage, I will save the vote for the start of next thread.
>>30911075>Convert Traumafor sure. It's much cheaper.-Grounded by Childhood-Trauma Link-I was, therefore I still am>Eternal MindI was thinking more of a sub-ability. It's classified under divine powers, but is also much more personal than divine powers. Like: Eternal Mind, Eternal Body, etc.I don't actually think we should get it yet though.My vote is "Kidney for the Brain" or "Refresh", since I want to keep us mostly human for now.