Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=homeless+mutant+questPastebins:http://pastebin.com/UuVeJFighttp://pastebin.com/98mpGLrhYou are John James Green, mutant vagrant. This isn’t the first time you’ve been on your knees in an alley. It is the first time you’ve set someone on fire, though. In the corner of your vision, the guy rolls frantically through the snow, the fire gnawing through his cheap jacket. Normally that kind of thing would occupy the centre of your attention, but, at present, more pressing matters have you somewhat distracted. You stare disbelievingly at the awkward, alien shapes that your limbs have adopted. They’re huge. Huge, spindly, scaled appendages, fingers contorted into a sweeping wireframe of bone. Quivering slightly in the cool breeze, a leathery membrane stretches between the skeletal lines, surfaces still glowing with metabolic heat. “Wings…” You glance up. Layla has emerged from behind the dumpsters, mouth agape. “D-dude, you have wings.” You have wings. You’re winged.>Hunger Level: 5>Current Funds: $0.00>Present Time: Christmas Day – Exact Time Unknown>[ ] Try to fly. >[ ] Rough up the guy a little. Take his wallet. Dude did try to shoot you.>[ ] Take the guy’s gun.>[ ] Smash the guy’s gun.>[ ] Grab Layla and run. Someone will have heard that gunshot. >[ ] Write in.
>>31124714>Dragon Breath him
>>31124714If he dropped the gun:>[ ] Take the guy’s gun.>[ ] Grab Layla and run. Someone will have heard that gunshot. If he didn't:>[ ] Grab Layla and run. Someone will have heard that gunshot.
>>31124714>[X] Smash the guy's gun.
>>31124714>[ ] Smash the guy’s gun.>[ ] Grab Layla and run. Someone will have heard that gunshot.
>>31124714>[ ] Smash the guy’s gun.Then invisible and buggering off.>[ ] Grab Layla and run. Someone will have heard that gunshot.
>>31124714>>[ ] Rough up the guy a little. Take his wallet. Dude did try to shoot you.>>[ ] Take the guy’s gun.
>>31124714"Not really the most subtle look is it?">Smash gun, grab Layla and go invis.
>>31124714>[x] Smash the guy’s gun.remove gun entirely, pretty sure bullets exploded but you just can't be too sure
>>31124714>[ ] Write in.Boot to the head. We don't want him being an idot again.>>[ ] Take the guy’s gun.>>[ ] Grab Layla and run. Someone will have heard that gunshot.Be invisible.
I'm This Post:>>31124795Add turning invisible.
>>31124714>>31124832 hererescind that>[x] Grab Layla and run. Someone will have heard that gunshot.trip cancelled, no more surprises
>>31124880>Add turning invisible.I'm seconding that as well.I'm this guy >>31124853
>[ ] Take the guy’s gun.>[ ] Rough up the guy a little. Take his wallet. Dude did try to shoot you.
How long has Peter been Spiderman? You said Spider Island has already happened but in thread 1 Peter still had glasses.How good is JJ's DOCTOR DOOM impression?Is Kraven on the random encounter table?How does JJ feel about fireworks?Is Tony Stark known to be Iron Man in the quest's universe or not?What does Peter sound like?If we use the wing power, can we take our clawed hand and ball it up into a fist to punch someone?Our sister was taken by the Brotherhood, right? That attack they did on a genetic facility in upstate New York involved her, I think.How skinny is JJ?
>>31124714>[ ] Smash the guy’s gun.>[ ] Grab Layla and run. Someone will have heard that gunshot. >>31124840We melted his face. I don't think he'll be doing much of anything.
When Spider Island happened, how did JJ deal with it? Or what happened to JJ during it?I'm >>31125018I just forgot another question.
>>31125018You've been waiting for this thread for a while haven't you.
>>31125053Not really, I just forgot to post these questions in the thread and I'm making up for it.
>>31125053>>31125066By "the thread" I mean the threads that came a bit after I sent the questions originally on Twitter.
>(1/2)>[X] Smash the guy’s gun.>[X] Grab Layla and run. Someone will have heard that gunshot. Layla reminding you that there is, in fact, a whole world moving around you, you dig up the presence of mind to set aside the matter of your transfigured arms, spotting the thug’s gun lying forlorn amid the snow. Guy must’ve dropped it when you ignited the lighter in his jacket. Can’t blame him – you’d be freaking out at about triple the rate he currently is were the tables turned. Briefly considering your options, you slam your foot down on the weapon. It shatters and flies apart beneath the force, spilling its payload through the snow. Without a second thought for the man squirming about on the floor beside you, you reach out to grab Layla, before realizing that the three claws fingers not transfigured into wingspan are entirely insufficient for achieving any kind of grip. She steps back a bit, suddenly a little afraid, and you realize that with your claws out and thumbs inoperable, you must look vaguely like you’re clawing at her. “Sorry!” You stutter, withdrawing your… your wing… quickly. “Didn’t realize that I…” You know what? Not the time. “…Just… just… come on, someone’ll have heard that.”
>(2/2)Shooing her away from the dumpster as best you can, you make your way up one of the nearby fire escapes, that being your only way out that doesn’t involve a street full of passers-by. Why can’t New York be quiet during Christmas, like everywhere else? The roofs are nestled close in this part of town, making it relatively easy – what with your freak strength an’ all – to leap between them, Layla burying her face in your jumper and wrapping her arms about your neck. You put a few blocks of distance between yourself and the crime scene, eventually stopping for a breather on the roof to a long apartment building. Layla prods at the membrane stretching across your ‘arms’. You can feel it. Weird.>[ ] Try to get rid of your wings.>[ ] Try to fly.>[ ] Keep going to Peter’s house.>[ ] Lay low for today. You’re clearly going through some changes.>[ ] Write in.
>>31125153>>[ ] Lay low for today. You’re clearly going through some changes.
>>31125153I dont trust lvl 1 wings AT ALL>[ ] Try to fly.
>>31125153>>[ ] Try to get rid of your wings.Maybe's it's retractable?
>>31125153>[x] Lay low for today. You’re clearly going through some changes.lets not fart fire on the Parker Christmas tree, a phone call will do.
>>31125153>Try to get rid of these wingsWe'll mess around with them when we get back to the Scar. Not in Peter's back yard.
>>31125153>[ ] Try to get rid of your wings.We shouldn't fly until Layla is somewhere safe
>>31125153>[ ] Try to get rid of your wings.>[ ] Lay low for today. You’re clearly going through some changes.We'll try flying once we're back home.
>>31125153>[ ] Lay low for today. You’re clearly going through some changes.>[ ] Write inText and/or Call Peter and briefly (like "Hey, I'm okay, Merry Christmas, may we talk later?") tell him some stuff.
>>31125153>Get rid of the wings>Keep going, Layla was looking forward to this for whatever reasonDo make sure we go invisible the whole way though.
>>31125153>[ ] Try to fly.If we do that please do it invisible.>[ ] Try to get rid of your wings.>[ ] Keep going to Peter’s house.But cautiously, we've been tailed once today and people know the area we were in when he phoned, so lets go unseen.
>>31125204>>31125181We have no phone. Lost it.
>>31125213Seconded, the wings seem to be a pretty noticeable feature right now.
>>31125124Now that I think about it. "grabbing" the gun would have been incredibly difficult with his hands the way they are.
>>31125153>>[ ] Try to get rid of your wings.Not really the best time to experiment.
>>31125233LauraKevinthe house cellhell I think Laura has him on speed dial
>>31125018Peter's been Spider-Man a little over a year. Something like Spider Island happened, just as something like the Clone Saga happened. He was wearing his glasses for subterfuge reasons.JJ is a great DOOM impersonator. He can speak in allcaps.Yes.Tenuous. Yes. SSM Peter would be closest.You don't so much have a hand as three taloned fingers protruding from the joint of your wings. So you could claw people, but not punch.Maybe.He's not emaciated, but he could stand to put on some weight.
>>31125153>>[ ] Try to get rid of your wings.>>[ ] Keep going to Peter’s house.
>>31125260>He was wearing his glasses for subterfuge reasons.I thought so!>JJ is a great DOOM impersonator. He can speak in allcaps.Nice.>SSM Peter would be closest.Again, nice.>Maybe.I knew it.Also, my other question is here >>31125036
>>31125153>[X] Go invisible with LaylaBecause whatever we do, we should do it without being tracked.
>>31125153>>[ ] Try to get rid of your wings.This makes us far too high-profile.
>>31125153>>[ ] Try to get rid of your wings.If we succeed>>[ ] Keep going to Peter’s house.
>[X] Try to get rid of your wings.>[X] Lay low for today. You’re clearly going through some changes.Right. Maybe now isn’t the best time for a house call. “Can you feel that?” Asks Layla, watching her fingers as they trace their way, slowly and carefully, across the leathery tissue that comprises most of your wings. You nod. It’s quite clear and sharp, actually. “It’s warmer than it should be.” She notes. “Warmer than it looks.” Something else you’ve noticed. You can feel the heat pulsing through the thin membrane, almost like that smarting, throbbing sensation that accumulates around an open wound – not pain, or any kind of hurt, exactly, but the feeling of blood pumping hard and fast, and close to the surface. It’s something like that. God, you hope this doesn’t stick. You shut your eyes and whisper to yourself, of yourself, reminding yourself of your own proper borders, the right feeling of flesh on bone, the right weight. Slowly, you feel your skin contorting and slipping, bones crawling inward, receding. In a matter of minutes, your arms are back to normal.“Whoa.”Yes. Whoa is about right. Glancing across the empty roof, you shiver a little. These clothes weren’t particularly warm when you got them, and now they’re missing their sleeves. Furthermore, the whole incident reminded you that you don’t presently have a hood, or a pair of shades. Or anything really. >[ ] Go dumpster diving for stuff.>[ ] Shops won’t be open, but you could always break in, lift some stuff.>[ ] Geh, just go home. >[ ] Write in.
>>31125522>>[ ] Go dumpster diving for stuff.>>[ ] Write in."So, what's happened? You best friends with Peter nowadays?"
>>31125522>[ ] Go dumpster diving for stuff.See if we can find a relatively fresh cake outside a bakery somewhere.
>>31125522>[ ] Geh, just go home.What time of day is it? Will we have time to test our wings after dropping Layla off.
>>31125522>[x] Geh, just go home.chat it up with Layla on the way. she fall prey to "Bitches love Spider-man" too?
>>31125522>Write inGo invisible and head to Peter's. Maybe we can borrow a pair of sunglasses.
>>31125571>What time of day is it?Read the thread anon.You don't know.
>>31125522>[ ] Go dumpster diving for stuff.Cloths stores or hell even an upholstery store if they dumped an old dust sheet or something.Were gonna need some thing.
>>31125596I meant is it morning, noon, or night. JJ doesn't know the exact time but he should know if the sun is in the sky.
Rolled 14>>31125665time for something nice.
Rolled 17>>31125665Maybe we can find an old suit and top hat.
Rolled 2>>31125665Let's not fail the salvage check for once. It's been a long time.
>>31125698>>31125689Quite acceptableI'd presume that the nose automatically blocks any tainted and spoiled foodstuffs from accidently being looted. Not that it would do much to the Healing factor though.
>>31125689>>31125698Double Mediocre Success!(No bonus)
>>31125734Even if we ate something pritty bad, our healing factor would mitigate it.
>>31125758The concern is us feeding it to Layla.
By the way, what colour are JJ's wings?
Rolled 7>>31126017I'm wondering what they look like, myself.
>>31126017Kind of hoping for green or black. Unless the colour changes like shimmering scales.
>>31125689>14>spot on“…We’re going dumpster diving.” You state, staring off into the grey wall of clouds that loom over distant Manhattan. Layla screws up her face in disgust, recoiling back. “What?” She all but sticks her tongue out. “Whyyyyyyy?” You shrug. You need clothes, and that’s the end of it. A little over half an hour later, you’re rooting through a swollen lump of trash behind an Apparel, Layla’s disapproving gaze boring into your back. You guess this side of being a hobo was not the side she signed up for when she decided to ditch on the foster circuit. Still, it’d do her some good to see a proper destitute in his natural habitat – though, as of late, you’ve been neglecting your dumpster diving duties in favour of steady(ish) jobs and thrilling adventures. In a way this feels strangely comfortable, being all knee-deep in trash and grime. Isn’t that just super pathetic? “So.” You speak up, mostly to keep Layla occupied. You don’t like the idea of bored Layla. “What’s happened? You besties with Peter now?” She starts a little, and shakes her head.“No. Peter’s a”– and she puts extra, extra emphasis on this –“neeeeeerd. He has a nice aunt though. And Gwen is cool.” Yes. She would think that, wouldn’t she? Really, you’re just finding it a little bit surreal, her talking about these people as though she knows them. You were gone for a week and the world just kept turning. People kept living. You’ve always been rather painfully aware of your own aching smallness, but in little, manageable ways. “A-ha!” Paydirt. Layla perks up. “Found something?” You nod back at her, grinning floppily, and hold aloft a dark green hoodie. It’s not exactly your size, but it fits well enough, and it obscures your head.>[ ] Go home. >[ ] Find some place to practice with your wings.>[ ] Explore somewhere [insert].>[ ] Write in.
>>31126080>>[ ] Explore somewhere [insert].See if any nearby food places have some 'stale food' or extras sitting outside. Full hobo.
>>31126080>[x] Go home.streets aren't safe. warn the crew!then use somebody's cell and say hi to pete!
>>31126080>[ ] Go home.>[ ] Find some place to practice with your wings.Practice at home.
Rolled 20>>31126080>>[ ] Go home. >>[ ] Find some place to practice with your wings.Somewhere along the way.>flyclues marvinAlso, look around for someone named Marvin. Apparently they can clue us in on flying.
>>31126109Seconding this.Be good to keep Layla talking and teach her were to get some grub.
>>31126080>>[ ] Go home. >>[ ] Find some place to practice with your wings.
>>31126080>>[ ] Find some place to practice with your wings.We've got em. Might as well learn now rather than later.
>>31126080seconding >>31126109head roughly into the direction of Home while doing so
>>31126080>[ ] Explore somewhere [Three Monkeys Eyewear]. Dumpster dive for Cool Shades
Would activating Thermal pinions extrapolative midflight look something like this?
>[X] Go home. >[X] Find some place to practice with your wings.Shrugging on your loot, you make your way back to the scar.“I can’t believe you’re wearing that.” States Layla.You glance down at the olive-green fabric, appraising it through your hobovision. Doesn’t seem too bad to you. Not soggy, minimal stains, few tears. Almost fits, too. “It’s warm.” You say, a little defensively. “It stinks.” “I stink.” Actually, now that you mention it, you don’t smell all that bad. You guess the cocoon wrung all the gunk out of you. Maybe that’s why you feel so drained. “You stink, too.” Layla stares up at you with eyes like hot coal, and asserts that she smells like roses. You can barely remember the smell of roses, but you’re pretty sure that it’s not anything remotely like old chicken, mold, and dried sweat. You escort her to within view of the station, before breaking off, telling her that you feel like a walk. She regards you suspiciously, but doesn’t waste time in getting out of the cold. Around you, the scar yawns open. Thoughts of flight dance through your skull. >[ ] Try to take off right there. >[ ] Try to get a run-up. >[ ] Look for somewhere tall to jump off. >[ ] Write in.
>>31126465>[ ] Try to get a run-up
>>31126465>[ ] Try to get a run-up.
>>31125036JJ didn't get no spider-powers. He just sort of hid as best he could.>>31126323No, it's not nearly that... fiery. The edges of your wings just visibly heat up, like superhot metal.
>>31125522>[ ] Try to get a run-up. >[ ] Look for somewhere tall to jump off.
>>31126465>[ ] Try to get a run-up.this should be good for a laugh if nothing else
>>31126465For the love of god do this while invisible.we really don't want any watchers.>[ ] Try to get a run-up.Then try:>[ ] Look for somewhere tall to jump off.Preferably with something soft to land on if we fail.
>>31126465>>[ ] Try to get a run-up.>>[ ] go invisible.>>[ ] Fly!
>>31126465>[ ] Take the damn hoodie offWe just got this thing.>>[ ] Try to take off right there.We fail hard. Proceed to>>[ ] Try to get a run-up.We still fail. Slightly less hard.>>[ ] Look for somewhere tall to jump off.Hope we land somewhere soft.
>Immediately ruining your hoodie.
>>31126655Well OBVIOUSLY we're taking the thing off.
>>31126646Well, considering the super strenght grants us a degree of super speed + really good jumping ability, it's entirely possible to take off.
>>31126465I'm this post:>>31126580Add:>>[ ] Take off hoodieandadd a super jump to get off the ground .
>>31126752>>31126778Hrm, agil 2 + str 2 = big ass upwards leap.It may be possible.
>>31126791We could also just wall crawl up the side of a building.
>>31126465>>[ ] Look for somewhere tall to jump off. come on we're like a hang glider not superman.
>>31126752that'd be functionally the same as finding someplace tall. only wasting more hobo energy.
>>31126854True, but if we get a jump take off from ground down it will be a faster deal, and when time is of the essence, those few seconds are going to count.
>[X] Try to get a run-up. Removing your brand new (second, or possibly third, hand) hoodie, you rub your arms, jogging a little on the spot. The cold prickles at your skin, reminding you that – if, it turns out, you can indeed fly – you probably shouldn’t be flying too far. Or too high. Right. How exactly…You recall your sparring session with Laura, and spend a short while limbering up. When you feel about ready, you summon the thought of that frantic, terrified instant – the bright lure of the flame and the sickening, abject desire to be elsewhere. Your bones shift and twist in their sockets, and you’re surprised by how quick – and how painless – it is this time. In just seconds, you’re spreading a pair of broad, leathery wings. Well… you guess you should… run, or something? And then do some flapping? You break into a jog. After a few seconds you accelerate into a run, and, shortly after, you start beating your wings against the air. At first, nothing happens, and you feel like a total moron. Then you start to notice your feet seeming to slip effortlessly over the snow, just for seconds at a time. Eventually you realize that it’s less a matter of flapping frantically, and more like… rowing, or something. There has to be a rhythm. You heave your wings in broad arcs, and are rewarded by a sudden, heady feeling of weightlessness, your toes leaving the ground.You glide a short way – ten, twelve feet? – before you run out of air, stumbling forward as the soles of your feet are reintroduced to the ground. You land in an undignified, flapping heap, your face buried in a mercifully soft mound of snow.“…Ow.” >[ ] You think you have the technique down. Maybe you just need height now.>[ ] That’s enough of that.
>>31126908>[ ] You think you have the technique down. Maybe you just need height now.I believe you can fly
>>31126561>>31126580Invisible is the best option. But, your forgetting the invisibility fails when JJ panics. The first time he takes off he is most definitely going to panic at least a little.Once we get better at flight and are comfortable with it we should be able to stay invisible the whole time. But it will probably take some practice.
>>31126908>[ ] You think you have the technique down. Maybe you just need height now.TONIGHTS THE NIGHT
>>31126908>>[x] You think you have the technique down. Maybe you just need height now.this should be good
>>31126940Wasn't invisibility ACTIVATED, not deactivated when he panics seeing that it's a defense mechanism.
>>31126908>[ ] You think you have the technique down. Maybe you just need height now.
>>31126908>[ ] You think you have the technique down. Maybe you just need height now.Fly like an eagle into the future!
>>31126972It depended. He could pop into invisibility if he felt threatened or he could start flickering if he already was cloaked.
>>31126908>>[ ] You think you have the technique down. Maybe you just need height now.
>>31126908>>[ ] You think you have the technique down. Maybe you just need height now.This day, we make a childish dream reality.
>>31126940That is why that extrapolative that lets him keep his invis up when under pressure (shadow something) is needed in future power buy.>>31126908>[ ] You think you have the technique down. Maybe you just need height now.
>>31126998wasn't the flickering because he had been using it for too long on the heist.
>>31126972Crusty has said a thousand time invisibility requires conscious effort. Meaning he needs to constantly think about being invisible to stay invisible.
>>31126939>>31126946>>31126947>>31126974>>31126989>>31126990>>31126999>BALLS check>DC15>+1 Courage modifier
Rolled 2 + 1>>31127034
Rolled 16 + 1>>31127034do a flip
Rolled 14 + 1>>31127034
Rolled 9 + 1>>31127034fug
>>31126998Wasn't the flickering only what happened when JJ was wounded, fatigued or drugged. It flickered against spiderman, because we were already pushing the limits and it flickered in the session against typhon and kimi, because JJ was drugged and had his eyes poked out.
>>31127058SHADOW FIELDRequires: Level 4 Invisibility.Cost: 2Normally, JJ’s invisibility fails completely in moments of extreme exertion, physical trauma, or when he activates certain other abilities. This upgrade allows him to function in such situations with a muted form of invisibility – rather than being truly imperceptible, his features are blurred and his exact position becomes unclear, as if he’s being seen through mist. >>31127044Nice.
>>31127042Too close.>>31127044Great success!
>>31127044We have liftoff
>>31127034>>31127044>>31127049JJ confirmed to have functioning testicles.
>>31127034has JJ ever molted his scaly bits?
>>31127077No, we just had the balls to jump. We probably still need a performance roll.
>>31127058Yes he loses invisibility when wounded, fatigued or drugged. I've always thought about it like this. When JJ is invisible he is thinking:>stay invisible, stay invisible, stay invisible, stay invisibleLiterally the entire time. Being wounded, fatigued or drugged makes it hard to concentrate. And he starts to forget to stay invisible.
>inb4 we passed the balls check only to critfail on the Flight check
>>31127131Well, JJ glided without rolling. This would imply that flight checks should only be made during combat or when wounded. or when landing
>>31127269You don't have to flap or make sharp turns while gliding just above the ground. Plus this is a first time power use, there should be a roll.
>>31127044>17>balls confirmedSo, that hurt your pride a little. Or more than a little. Or enough, actually, to send you up one of the nearby, skeletonized apartment blocks. On your way up through the skewed mess of crumbling architecture you reasoned that you had the general technique sort of down, but you just… needed more lift, or height, or something. Heavy birds take off from high perches, right? For the updraft, or something? That’s a science thing that you heard once, right? Back when watching TV was a normal thing? When you finally find yourself teetering on the edge of a blasted out window, however, the brilliant white desolation of the scar stretching out below you like a charcoal drawing, it suddenly occurs to you that you may not have heard that, and… and you are very, very high up. You swallow, trying not to look straight down. You want to be focusing on the sky. On up, up and away. Not down, down, and splat. The vertigo clutches your heart like a vice. You feel it tugging you back down the stairs, back to the safety of the sodden earth, back to the ground. You close your eyes and try to ignore it, squeezing it down past your stomach, holding it at bay.You don’t know how long you were there. But, eventually, you feel yourself push off, and out, and into the stretching, soaring blue. >FLY BOIS>DC15>+2 Agility modifier
Rolled 9 + 2>>31127326lets see how it goes
Rolled 2 + 2>>31127326tiem for the flippies
Rolled 7 + 2>>31127326Rolling
Rolled 20 + 2>>31127326HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS
>>31127269Normally, yeah.Your first flight will require a check, though.>>31127117Yeah, that happens sometimes.
Rolled 3 + 2>>31127360Goddammit.I really shouldn't have voted so you'd get there.I was #3.
Rolled 3 + 2>>31127341>>31127342>>31127350>>31127360
>>31127341>>31127342>>31127350>http://pastebin.com/UuVeJFigwe still have a karma point>>31127360I hate you
>>31127360Our butts appear to have left the stratosphere captain, there was nothing we could do.
>>31127302Well, the thing is that if you put a flight roll in place, what's going to happen when you critfail? Do you just fall? That means the quest will end the moment 1 is rolled with wings in action at any reasonable height as JJ plummets to his death.That's why I think you shouldn't roll for flying outside combat, you should roll for landing.
>>31127386Don't crits within the first 5 count?
Rolled 15 + 2>>31127386>we still have a karma pointFor critfails.
>>31127386not a critfail mugga
>>31127400>>311273844th rolls don't mean shit>>31127402that would be a first
>>31127386Karma can only be used on critfail
Rolled 3 + 2>>31127420Same here, buddy.
>>31127341>>31127131who called it guys.
>>31127402Nah, the only one that ever did that was Moustache Twirler.
>>31127401every flight roll is a roll for "landing"And no I don't think a 1 would kill us. We might break a wing/arm when we hit the ground. But it wouldn't kill us.
>>31127360note: Had he not bothered to hit caps lock and type out the message, he probably could have been in the 1st 3 rolls.thank goodness for healing LV 3
>>31127341>>31127342>>31127350So glad we bought Healing Factor 3.
Well, this could hurt.Can we all agree that, while maybe not the first priority, getting Flight 2 is a priority?
Rolled 9 + 2>>31127513That's not going to help us get gud.
>>31127513For flying? yes, because its the only one that lets us take off from foot.For this? No. wings are wings. JJ is just learning.Hopefully Crusty just has us break a leg on landing. Least we can learn our healing improved this time.
>>31127513We won't need to roll every time. But, being able to take off from the ground is a priority. Needing to climb could get annoying.
>>31127505agility 2 should migitate any injuries as well
>>31127529lv2 gets rid of the tall height start requirement iircand personally,I'm more invested in getting Druid route started up
>>31127556Well, to be honest, even if we just sprain an ankle, it's pretty noticeable that it patches itself in like seconds.
>>31127577I'd be more interested in getting the Geointuitive vision. Better dodging + nonlethal and lethal quiet ranged attack
>>31127341>10>nopeThe wind howls in your ears. You aren’t breathing. The ground rushes toward you. Sky seems to open up like a seething, drooling maw, blue and grey and slurring from one to the other. Eyes are bulging in their sockets. There’s so much for your senses to take in, all of it surging through you at once – cold biting wind slashing sky turning heart pounding. You beat your wings. The world lurches and you rear up through the air, gaining height. You’re flying. You’re – You swing unexpectedly about, veering off course. The world screams around you and blurs out of thought and sight. You strain to recalibrate, to heave yourself elsewhere, but you’re spinning now, hurtling through the air. Your chest seizes up. This could kill you. You flail out desperately with your wings and feel yourself wobble tenuously in the air, still descending but at least not spinning. You see the wall, the windows, the sheer, grey concrete – You slam into the opposite building, your face blushing red, bones shrieking. You’re about to bounce off when your arm – wing, thing, whatever – snaps out, driven by raw survival, and adheres to the concrete. You feel gravity in its fullness again. Your face bleeds profusely and warmly, the bones in your arms creaking. For now, you just hang there, breathing in and out. >[ ] Try to fly down.>[ ] Climb down.>[ ] Drag yourself into the building. >[ ] Write in.
>>31127668>[x] Climb down.the ever popular climb walls check
>>31127668>[ ] Try to fly down.
>>31127635Geointuitive vision would help with flying and acrobatics as well. Since we'd be able to judge distance and angles to a super human degree.Geointuitive vision = bullet dodge + bulls eye + parkour
>>31127668>>[ ] Try to fly down.
>>31127668>Drag yourself into the buildingOnce we heal a bit we can try flying down.
>>31127707Would you shut the fuck up about geointuitive vision? vote for it when we have the points to get it
>>31127668>[ ] Drag yourself into the building.
>>31127736>vote for it when we have the points to get itWhen people where talking about buying flight level 2 why didn't you say this?
Rolled 15 + 2>>31127728Seconded
>>31127766Because they havent been talking about it for over 10 threads
>>31127766We weren't in a life or death situation at the time.
>>31127668In for a penny, in for a pound.Give ourselfs some time for the healing to kick in, then try glide down.>[ ] Try to fly down.
So right now JJ just has heat breath, right? Could he potentially use that to help generate lift while in the air?
>>31127668>Drag yourself into the building.climb down, fuck no. We always fail our roll for wall climbing.
>>31127790Until he gets better control over both breath and flight, not yet.
>>31127788This>[ ] Try to fly down.
>>31127790Its just a highly flammable chemical were spitting right now, we need lvl 2 to start trying thatalso>Cyclops using his punch lasers to fly
>>31127698>>31127711>>31127769>>31127788>TRY AGAIN>DC15>+1 Agility modifier (adjusted for being all hurt)
>>31127812Hence the potentially part.>>31127837It specifically says that he breathes out "HEAT and unstable gases".
>>31127790This was already asked. The answer was no.
Rolled 4 + 1>>31127843
Rolled 4 + 1>>31127843Really guys?
Rolled 1 + 1>>31127843
Rolled 19 + 1>>31127843
>>31127790At LVL3. He'd have to set fire to a whole lot of shit to generate a meaningful updraft.
>>31127850>>31127855>>31127857CRACK BITCH INCOMING
>>31127857haha...... Karma point pls
>>31127869no, don't you dare waste it on this. I want it for a fight.this will be far funnier anyway.
no karma, we have fuck all to do right now anyway, a day spent regrowing our legs won't really matter.
>>31127886It's not going to be funny, it's going to suck. That said I agree with you because Karma is finally becoming appropriately difficult to acquire.
>>31127886We need to use it.>>31127668>This could kill you.
>>31127790>>31127812>>31127837>>31127848At higher levels DB becomes a flame thrower not a jet engine. You can't use a flame thrower for lift. We would need an extrapolative to make it work. Custy already said he will not add more DB extrapolative. So no we can't use it for lift.
>>31127898I also rolled the 20 last timeaint even mad
>>31127857YOU....meh. We've all been there.No karma. Take the failure like a man.
Of course this all begs the question:when we asked to go higher, we didnt exactly state how high to go.SO when crusty in future asks us if we wanna jump off of sommert high, lets state not a sky scraper.
So, karma Y/N?
>>31127912Clearly you've never read "Guards! Guards!"
>>31127911>this could kill youno, it really can't.we can regrow limbs, and are immune to small arms fire. will this suck? possibly, but we won't die from a little fall.besides, who doesn't want laura to nurse us back to health?
>>31127861>>31127912Crusty beat me to the post. I never considered lighting the ground on fire and having the heat from the ground fire create an up draft.I retract my statement. You can generate lift with a flame thrower.
>>31127943NKarma is too hard to acquire now adays, we actually need it for the dangerous shit, not us fucking around.
>>31127961Yeah CJ doesn't have the guts to kill us off from one critfail in a no stakes side quest.But we could fall and crush Layla to death in our crash landing.
>>31128008Killing Layla? even better!
>>31128008Taunting the DM is never a good idea.
>>31128042You want to kill off a potential Omega Class ally?
>>31128008>Our crit-fail is so spectacularly horrible that we get someone else killed instead.
I wonder how much of this is samefagging?
>>31128072>getting an ally that unbalanced>in a low-stakes low-powers story
Why exactly did we decide to fly down again? Not worth Karma either way, that shit is hard to fucking get and should be reserved for critical situations.
>>31128099>low-powers storyHave you read the description for DB?
>>31128097Ever since QTG got its hooks into these threads, quite a bit of it I imagine.
Sorry about that short delay there. Got a little sidetracked.Anyhow, looks like Y, so reroll.
>>31128008>Taunting the GM when he's had a fewI see wisdom is your dump stat.>>31128042You monster.
>>31128102anons are stupidly addicted to gambling.we could've had the no-risk option of just ciimbing in the window and licking our wounds to come back later. but no.
Rolled 6 + 1>>31128142
Rolled 11 + 1>>31128142Rolling
Rolled 19 + 1>>31128142Fine
Rolled 13 + 1>>31128142pls don;t die
>>31128102I don't know I voted to go in the building. Because going in the building wouldn't have taken a roll.
Rolled 19 + 1>>31128102Just think of it as getting the bad rolls out of the works.Then again, this is HM quest. Crack bitch rolling happens at least once every 5 threads.>>31128134QTG is cancer.>>31128142god help us all
Rolled 18>>31128142>Anyhow, looks like Y, so reroll.fucking hell Y-anons
>>31128158I like you.
So y'all know, I (>>31128158) voted against spending the Karma and unless Crusty is willing to outright state he would have killed JJ here and now I stand by the belief that this was a waste.
>>31128158>modified 20...well, at least we didn't burn our only karma point on a non-critical situation for nothing.We really need to start stockpiling those.
would have liked to save it for Kimura or Creeper. But no big deal. We'll just need to be extra nice in the next few threads to earn it back.
>>31128197It's like you think we care!
>>31128197If it works out with us learning how to fly competently and not roll just to do it in future then i would argue against that.It was always going to be risky business.
>>31128219Literally impossible. The majority can't help but re-roll every time they can. I've never seen it not happen, it always does.
>>31128229good point. If we didn't re-do this roll we would have needed to roll to fly in the future. Now it's out of the way. And we won't need to roll next time.Like I said before, we can just earn the karma back. >>31128221
>>31128272>I've never seen it not happen,Read the back threads. We have chosen not to re-roll several times.
>>31128221>We'll just need to be extra niceDid you see what karma whoring did to you last time.Also you speak as if /tg/ wouldn't be the naive ultranice diplomancer regardless of circumstances.
>>31128272You must have a short memory. We have crit failed wall crawling twice. Once at the orphanage and once when Joshua locked us in a room with Laura. Both times we chose not to spend karma. Both times we fuck up our arm.
>>31128287>Now it's out of the way. And we won't need to roll next time.
So like, weren't we going to peters place? What happened to doing that?
>>31128287The Key word is IFall depends on how nice crusty is feeling.
>>31128373Read the thread, Anon..
>>31128346What a curious variation in skin tone.Also, gender....Elves are strange.>>31128373Anons decided against it after WE WINGS NAO.
You know what we haven't done in awhile? A random encounter. I'd kinda like to do that again sometime.
>>31128373anons didn't understand that THE HUNGER is upon us once more.skipping christmas dinner at may's. there's still time to change our mind, yet...
>>31128397I did read the thread. We just kinda started doing random not visiting peter things
>>31128438Read it again. It's pretty clear if you read it.
>>31128430I, too, want a chance for Anole or someone new to show up.But the happening-train hasn't given us a lull yet in which the introduction of more chaos in our lives will be called for.
>>31128438Well, we sort of tore our clothes.
>>31128454I did read it again. We still just started doing non visiting peter stuff.
>>31128478read it a third time if you're this thickheaded. >>31125153
>>31128463Isn't he like one of our neighbours now?
>>31128478Read the choices again, GreenEggs.
>>31128438>>31128478mugga you dense or something?JJ has a price on his head, the thug we bumped into informed others of seeing us. We're back on their radar. Add in new powers we haven't fully come to understand in universe and we're a potential danger to Pete and more importantly, pete's family.he don't need that on Christmas
>>31128502Actual greeneggs hereStop being a faggot
>>31128158>20>gudYou glance over your shoulder at the ground below. It’s not too far off. And, if at first you don’t succeed… You take a deep breath, ignoring the coppery scent of your own blood and the urgent complaining of your ribs, and push yourself off the concrete. Shifting your weight, you twist about in mid-fall, and spread your wings as wide as possible. Summoning all your strength, you feel the blood burn in your veins, and you sweep your arms down in one great heave. The air roils beneath you, buffeting your fall. You glide gently downward, the descent entirely opposite to the frantic, scrambling desperation of your previous attempt. For a moment you feel almost as though the wind is an extension of your wingspan, a part of you that stretches invisibly through the world, all-encompassing and all-embracing.It’s a pretty intoxicating feeling. Almost wipes away the churning fear left by your first attempt. You touch down, and your wings fall around you like a cloak of flayed lizard. They’re surprisingly warm, despite the chill of the air. Still, you can’t help but shiver a little – wings or no wings, you’re still topless and exposed in the middle of New York’s vicious winter. You dab at your face, wiping away a little of the blood. Your can feel the cartilage in your nose shifting, returning to its unhurt formation. Your ribs, on the other hand, seem to be taking a little longer. Every little step seems to twist a dagger in your side. >[ ] Head to the station. >[ ] Rest a while.>[ ] Write in.
>>31128478Try reading the thread before this one. We were followed. The guy that was following used his cell phone to tell someone he spotted us. Do you really want a bunch of guys with guns to break down aunt May's door. Or do you have a reading comprehension problem.
>>31128524>Stop being a faggotPot, meet kettle.>>31128532>[ ] Head to the station.>[ ] Rest a while.Do the first, then the second.
>>31128532>>[ ] Rest a while.Get dat sweatshirt back. Don't let the others see our crackbitch-induced wounds.
>>31128532>Focus on healing ribs
>>31128532>[ ] Rest a while.Then fly back to the station like a boss. while invisible if we can
>>31128438It was a little jarring that Layla never asked about it... but hey. I think she was a little distracted by the amazing winged JJ.For those who don't quite get the anons query, it didn't get covered in story post.We, the commentors, made a decision, and then JJ... switched tack in story without a single thought on the matter.Little jarring.Not worth complaining about, but somewhat noticable.>>31128532>>[ ] Rest a while.Put your hoodie on first.
>>31128532>[ ] Get rid of wings and put hoodie on.>[ ] Then rest a bit.
>>31128532>Focus on healing ribs?A passing thought about healing mending them would be nice if it might let us know about our concentrated heal ability.>[ ] Head to the station. Nice and slow and invisible.P.s. does this success excuse us having to roll to use our wings for none threatening situations now?
>>31128583Nice to meet you kettle
>>31128532>>[ ] Head to the station.we can rest at the station
>Description:>See Homeless Mutant Quest #53.
>>31128532>[ ] Rest a while.>[ ] Write in.Layla's still around, right? Ask her what's been going on while you were gone.
>>31128626>mfw>>31128653>Ask her what's been going on while you were gone.Seconded.
>>31128532How much practice will we need before we can fly while invisible. If it's possible after we heal I would like to try it.
>>31128653>doesn’t waste time in getting out of the cold.No. what gave you that idea
>>31128591>>31128602>>31128611>>31128614>>31128619>>31128627>>31128653Hey, we haven't had one of these in a while, have we? >HA HA!>RANDOM ENCOUNTER TIME!Roll a D20, boys.
Rolled 8>>31128724CMON DEADPOOL
>>31128749Heeeeellooooo Mr. Castle!
>>31128749>>31128752Vaguely hoping for the young xmen.
>>31128724come on new x-men
>>31128711Sorry, missed that bit. I'm pretty tired, it's 4:30 AM in here, I usually read these the day afterwards
which new mutant is it?I hope its Dust
Deadpool comes in with a christmas present. It's a hand knit sweater. "Thank you spiderman, you're the best."
>>31128776you mean the gang of homeless lawless vigilante x-aboos down the street seeking to mete out JUSTICE?>the gang is /tg/
>>31128802Maybe Cipher? I remember a guy who had him as husbando right behind dick grayson.
Rolled 17>>31128724Celebrational picture of a lizard.
Rolled 5Can we have an aerial battle with morbius. I really hope morbius is on the list. I bet JJ's plasma is delicious.
>>31128819They are generally the least likely to try murder us on sight next to the normal X men.Mind, the usual roster of marvel villians could be out and about and we just bumped into rhino or some such.
Rolled 3>>31128863>>31128861I wonder how fast JJ can fly. Is out running a vampire even on the table?
>>31128903Well until crusty gives the all clear on even attempting flight as a per normal thing, no.Maybe at higher levels.
>>31128749>>31128752Pls Magneto.He's come to see if he can recruit the new mutant community....I can dream, damnit.
Maybe Xavier's finally gotten around to, y'know, HELPING mutant kind instead of having his team go around punching things.
>>31128962>Magneto coming in personBetter to have an appropriate underling visit on behalf of the Brotherhood.It could also be Morlocks.
>>31129011blowing up the robot factories and making it too costly for Senator Frodo to just go "why don't we just kill all the mutants?" is probably helping them anon.
>>31129011http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FopyRHHlt3M>>31129016>>31129023I know it'll never happen. Not unless we do something REALLY significant.But the hope sustains me.
>>31129066What something like freeing an entire freighter full of mutants?
Rolled 11>>31129037And the fact that Hitler's disembodied brain is supporting the United States mutant apartheid brings up uncomfortable parallels to the Holocaust.So of course some people are against it.
>>31129081JJ's DB is adorable.
Magnetos face when he just saw us jump out of a building, spaz out mid-air and slam our face into a brick wall.
>>31128749>7>[X] Rest a while.Well, you sort of flew, didn’t you? That’s enough for now. You consider heading home, but the pain lancing across your ribs implores you to reconsider, and reconsider you do. It’s not a long walk back, but you’re not up to it at the moment – you just need a little time to steady your feet a bit, and possibly realign a few cracked ribs. Shifting your arms back into… arms… you approach the building that broke your fall, entering via one of the great tears that open it along its side. Inside reminds you of your old place, where Layla used to live. Stark, bare walls, etched occasionally with the stretched-out, awkward shadow of a human shape, caught somewhere in the passing of its last superheated moment in existence. After a while, you sorta got used to those, but seeing them again reminds you of what the scar is, exactly. You slump down beside one of the apartment doors, trying to find somewhere untouched by the spectres of the departed. Soon enough, you realize that your nose is pretty much fine now, and you start concentrating on your ribs, on the image of their rightful forms, on biology, on matter, on rejuvenation, blood, marrow, cartilage, breath, life… Your nose twitches, and you feel your lungs seize up in your chest. There’s someone behind you.--------------------------------------------------------------------->HMQ 61: END>Congratulations! You earned an X-Point!>Congratulations! You fell over a lot. >Congratulations! You have encountered [REDACTED]! Next HMQ should be Mondayish.
>>31129066>Releasing hundreds of kidnapped mutants>Leaks all information on the individual responsible to media
>>31129126Thanks for running crutsy!Bank for the single X point please.
>>31129126Bank. Also, thanks for running.
Fuck geointuitive vision
>>31129200funny joak anon.
>>31129200I couldn't have come up with a better joke myself!
>>31129092Nope.Like making a flag, climbing to the top of the Daily Bugle atop a mountain of broken sentinels, and planting it before declaring that everyone in the city is now a citizen of Dragonelfopolis, and that we will be a fair and just overlord.And then backing it up.We will never meet Magneto. T_T
>>31129246oh god the latchlicker's back
>>31129218What's wrong with geointuitive vision?
>>31129246stop being bitter over nothing
>>31129126Thanks for running
Looks like it's goin' in the Bank.Thread archived.
>>31129299wat are u takling about?
>>31129274He thinks geointuitive vision is the new phasing. He thinks he can piss people off by insulting it. But it's not going to work.
>>31129313Thanks for running, Crusty!
>>31129274JJ has pretty decent offense as it is and some anons are trying to sell it like its the cure for cancer.Its not bad and I'd vote for it, but its low on my priorities list. rather increasing wings or start building towards druid. Healing 3 can only do so much by itself.
>>31129334I like Geointuitive Vision, but I'd rather get Shadow Field first.And I'd rather we hold Druid stuff off until we get our current abilities up to snuff.
>>31129334If your worried by defense then subdermal is probably a safe investment. However not going splat would be nice.Hopefully another level in wings will let us fly without rolling for it every time.
>>31124714>This isn’t the first time you’ve been on your knees in an alleyOh god, have we sucked dick for Jack?
>>31129375>Oh god, have we sucked dick for Jack?JJ gets good reviews when he's gumming it.
>>31129375hes remembering the time he was set on fire you fucking retard
>>31129353I'd back Shadow field if it offered complete invisibility but it doesn't so eh.>>31129362that one time JJ got cornered and almost set on fire by anti mutie dudes
>>31129375pff, no way, you think we're a whore?We sucked dick for crack.
>>31129304>>31129333Thanks for participating, guys. It's always a pleasure.Anyhow, 'night. I'm off to sleep.
>>31129413he wasn't on his knees when they covered him in gasoline you grognard.>>28009766
>not trying the wings on the spot and flying with Layla on your back to Peter's
It could be kitty
>>31129524Maybe when we get lvl 3 wings.
>>31129524>critical failure>we are rid of Layla... permanently
>>31129362photosynthesis+ bigger wings= built in solar panels
I think we all agree that we need to get our existing powers to level two. The only question is in what order we need to do it.I'd go flight first, but that's just me.
>>31129577wings 2 gives the biggest immediate benefit iirc, no more jumping off buildings!
>>31129524OK, now that I've seen the DC maybe that's not such a hot idea.
>>31127131>>31127857And lo, the prophecy was fulfilled.>>31129646did you... post a comment mid-catchup in response to past decisions without reading the whole thread?
>>31129577Here's my list in order.Flight>take off from the groundClaws>Not because of offense like you might think. If we get locked in a room or the subway tunnel collapses I want to be able to dig through solid rock. Claws lvl 2 will let us do that.Shadow field = Armor>equally useful in my opinion.
>>31129577I think we'd rather get some higher level ability instead of steadily raising all the powers at same time.
>>31129698I don't think Shadow field is that good honestly.
>>31129698I'd rather Adhesive Touch or Shadow Field or Geointuitive Vision first.
>>31129676Yup, just came back home. Something wrong with it?
>>31129698flight is the only one I'd back
>>31129712You do realize that the most X-points we've ever had at any given time is 3.Banking when we already have one or two X-points is one thing. But, we are never going to be able to bank more than 3 x-points while some of our powers are still at level 1. The temptation is too great.
I'd go for Geointuitive vision first, because it synergizes so well.Flying? CheckSubtle ranged attacks? CheckPossibility to dodge bullets? CheckOut of combat utility? Check
>>31129846I'll second that.
>>31129126>Congratulations! You have encountered [REDACTED]! ...Broseph?
>>31129810Eh, not really. You see, when given the option most people in this thread would rather have 2 new powers rather than upgrade 1 existing slightly. However, when it comes to upgrading one or the other, I'd assume people would pick the more powerful option.
>>31129864Roll to see if you explodeRoll to see how hard
>>31129846It takes 3 points. I honestly don't think you will be able to convince anyone to bank the next one. If by some miracle we do bank on the next thread we will probably get Geointuitive vision because it is the most useful 3 point power. But it's still probably not going to happen.
>>31129947>I honestly don't think you will be able to convince anyone to bank the next one.CHALLENGE ACCEPTED
>>31129901>Invisibility>Senses>Strength>AgilityThese are the only powers we can upgrade that aren't level 1 right now. You're saying we're going to upgrade one of these before upgrading one of our level one powers?
>There’s also an article about an escapee from SHIELD custody on the loose somewhere in upstate NY.These two things maybe connected?
>Both my favorite QMs running at the same timeI tell you what
>>31130284Who's your other favorite?
>>31129973thanks for coming by reddit
>>31129846>Not MOTHERFUCKING CONTORTION SON You're all smalltime