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. Today has taken a turn for the very weird. The snow crunches under your feet, and for a moment you just listen to your own footsteps, feeling out the curvatures of ancient, cracking coke cans and glass shards and little specks of debris. Lots of old stories here, sealed tight under the veil of snow. Scar’s gonna look hella different when winter finally parts its fringe and lets the sun back in. In a way, you might miss it a bit – gonna be hard to store any amount of food without all the ice and snow lying around.You left Layla with Nori and Lucas. She’s still got a bit of a fever, and she’s taking the sudden changes in her life… very well. You wonder how much enthusiasm for being superpowered will survive her first encounter with the boys at Mutant Control. Then again, what if she’s not even a mutant? Self-cloning – or whatever she’s doing – is pretty far out. Lots of stuff other than muties out there. Kevin and Gaby converse quietly up ahead. You could listen in, but you don’t. Laura trails a little ways behind, padding softly through the snow.You hope these Young X-Men people aren’t total shits.>Hunger Level: 5>Current Funds: $0.00>Present Time: Exact Time Unknown>You’re on the way to see the YXM>[ ] Talk to Kevin on the way.>[ ] Talk to Laura on the way.>[ ] Talk to Gaby on the way.>[ ] Write in.
>>31364705>[ ] Talk to Laura on the way.Hey crusty, nice to see you.
>>31364705>[ ] Talk to Laura on the way.>You could listen in, but you don’t.He can lower how far he can hear?
>>31364705This is kinda early, isn't it?>Talk to LauraSorry for sneaking out in the morning. I wasn't thinking about how it might have worried you.
>>31364705>Talk to Laura on the way.We are a shit who worried her because we just up and took a walk this morning. We have some apologizing to do because we aren't thinking straight.
>>31364705>[ ] Talk to Laura on the way.Apologize for laving earlier without telling anyone where we were going.
>>31364705>[ ] Talk to Laura on the way.
>>31364780>we aren't thinking straightEr, what? We're thinking fine and no different from usual. He just didn't consider her waking up and wondering where we went while getting worried. And to be fair, JJ's done this shit before.
>>31364705>[ ] Write in.Apologize about leaving without mentioning. Mention that Peter is looking for a paper trail on your dad and Typhon. Ask Gaby if she's had any changes, like sprouting wings or other crap.
>>31364772He can choose not to pay attention. Sort of like if you're in a crowded room you can ignore the people next to you.On an unrelated note. We should play tag with her after we visit the Young Xmen. I'll help us get used to our new level in enhanced agility and Laura might enjoy it like she did last time.
>>31364843>We should play tag with her after we visit the Young Xmen. I'll help us get used to our new level in enhanced agility and Laura might enjoy it like she did last time.As long as we train some cqc too.
>>31364857We only know defense atm, so attack and stealth basics would be nice.
>>31364874>know defenseIf you consider a few hours of training as "knowing defense".
Rolled 2>>31364705>>[ ] Talk to Kevin on the way
I just had an idea for JJ's Mutant name: Erebus.
>>31364897Better than none, we aced the basics when we rolled.
>>31364926In Greek mythology, Erebus was often conceived as a primordial deity, representing the personification of darkness.
>>31364925>basicsYeah, better than nothing. Learning more offensively should probably mean we can learn not to use too much force as well. That's good since breaking normal people's hands because of a misunderstanding is bad.
>>31364926Greek god of darkness, the problem is however that we don't have that one extrapolative that allows us to darken electric lights.
>>31364952>personification of darknessHow is this JJ again?
>>31364857>cqcI have no idea what this stands for. I'm assuming it's kung fu related. I'm all for training monages.>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cnNfxkf-IQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTUNAbZkkl0So, if our little group would need to pick a name, what would it be?
Rolled 3>>31364903Crap I mental Laura
>>31364981Close quarters combat.
>>31364981>I have no idea what this stands for.Highlight, right click, google. It means close quarters combat
>[X] LauraYou glance back at Laura, her eyes catching yours momentarily. For a moment her gaze seems to slip across the icy sheen of the scar, pattering off the sides of old, skeletonized buildings and burnt-out cars. You know that reaction. It’s that silent, awkward second right after someone’s caught you staring at them. You didn’t think Laura cared about that stuff. “Uh…” You cough very light, slowing your pace a little. “…You alright?” She nods. “Yes. I’m not hurt.” “That’s not really… I mean, I’m sorry about taking off this morning.” You scratch nervously at the scales on your shoulder. “I shouldn’t have done that. It just doesn’t really feel like I’ve been gone for a week, I guess.”Silence. Eventually, she looks up, quickening her pace a little. “It’s fine.”You make your way over a cluster of old vehicles, fused by some terrible heat into the pavement. She’s not hanging back quite as far anymore, but she’s still pretty quiet.>[ ] Talk about the Facility.>[ ] Talk about what she’s been doing while you were gone.>[ ] Talk about her.>[ ] Talk to Kevin or Gaby.>[ ] Write in.
With Laura's sense of smell I can't imagine it is comfortable to be smelling JJ the way he is. Maybe we should barrow someones shower and washing machine again?
>>31365012>[ ] Talk about what she’s been doing while you were gone.>[ ] Talk about her.
>>31365012>[ ] Talk about her.>[ ] Talk about what she’s been doing while you were gone.>[ ] Talk about the Facility.
>>31365012>>[ ] Talk about what she’s been doing while you were gone.
>>31365012>[ ] Talk about what she’s been doing while you were gone.>[ ] Talk about her.Not much point in talking about the facility, we have no new information than what we've already shared.
>>31365012>[ ] Talk about what she’s been doing while you were gone.>[ ] Talk about her
>>31365047But, we do know of three places we could get information from.
>>31365012>[ ] Talk about what she’s been doing while you were gone.>[ ] Talk about her.>>31365014Could just jump in a lake or river.
>>31365058Then lets sort that out at a little later time. Weve got a little social time, lets not spend it reminding her of something she hates.
>>31365066Get Noriko to charge LucasGet Lucas to charge Metal bathFill bath with snowFree baths
>>31365001Care Quality Commission>http://www.cqc.org.uk/China Quality Certification>http://www.cqc.com.cn/english/
>>31365083Okay. But, we should do something about it. We've been sitting on that information for awhile.
>>31365085Lucas turns energy into physical strength. He can't heat up snow. Just have Noriko melt the snow herself.
>>31365100I got Care Quality Commision first, then close quarters combat wikipedia article and then metal gear wiki's close quarters combat article. It's personalized I suppose
>>31365116How about this:we sort out our meeting with the YX men, sort out our job situation so we have an income, then do some light scouting until we formulate a plan.
>>31365132Actually I just double checked. I was mistaken.>He can rechannel the absorbed energy through his body for biokinetic concussive blasts or in the same form that was absorbed but with twice the force/power, including Storm's weather effects. This rechanneled energy is apparently able to damage beings normally immune to their own powers.He can. I theory amplify Noriko's power. But right now Bishop is 16 years old and probably doesn't have enough control or knowledge about his power to use this blast power.
>>31365170Actually, he can use it. He told us in the ship that he absorbs energy and shoots it out and we gave him an electric charge so he could cover himself.
>>31365139I'm okay with that. We've be sitting on that information for a large part of the quest, before thread 15 I think, so I thought it need to be brought back up.
>>31365201I thought he only used our charge to increase his strength. We charged him so that he could rip the doors off the containers.>Bishop can also store absorbed energy within his personal reserves, whereupon the energy increases his strength, speed, stamina and recuperative abilities, as well as affording him a measure of invulnerability.
>[X] Talk about what she’s been doing while you were gone.>[X] Talk about her.“So…” You slow down a little, winding down to match your pace with Laura’s. She watches you out the corner of her eyes. “You’ve been keeping the gangs on their toes while I was cocooned, right? How bad is it?” She considers it for a moment, her eyes shifting ahead. “It will be worse soon.” She concludes. Oh. Okay. That’s good to know. “You know…” You scratch the back of your neck, your brow furrowing with the awkward weight of the question you’re pulling into reality. “…I don’t really get why you even stayed. I mean, did you really think I was alive?” She shifts uncomfortably, her shoulders drooping a little inward.“I’m not sure. I don’t…” Her voice trails off into a long silence, and you get the very distinct impression that she’s stuck somehow on some redoubt of thought. “Well, whatever.” You say, hopefully just shooing the whole thing aside. “I guess I owe you. Again.” “Yes, that seems to happen a lot.” You can’t help but smile very faintly. “Well, what do you want this time?” Your answer is a grinding, thought-stricken silence. “Whatever you want. I mean… what kind of things do you like?” She squints into the distance, and her voices crackles just very slightly when she finally speaks up.“I don’t know.” >[Insert Suggestion]
>>31365201>>31365255He can release the energy at close range. He can't shoot it over distances.
So...>meet with the young xmen.>find a bath tub in the scar. and carry it to the subway>fill it with snow>have some sort of Luke/Noriko combo melt it>take bath/wash cloths>everyone takes a bath/washes cloths (we can't be the only ones that smell bad)>team crack bitch gets a big moral boost. Sounds like a plan. We might want to pick up some soap first.
>>31365309Physical activities are probably not going to cut it.Maybe music? Bitches love music.We're a hobo, our hobby options are limited to reading, sports and hobomusic.Wait...We could use scrap to make instruments.Have Layla and her clones do the vocalsJJ on piano/keyboard.Laura strumming on guitar.Kevin on bass.
>>31365309>go to a movie.She's probably never been to one.That, or play tag with her again
>>31365309Ask her what she enjoys or what brings out the most positive emotion with her.
>>31365309Is it a place to belong? Is it a sense of home? I got to have those things once...and I get that if this is the closest thing to safe that you've ever felt.
>>31365363This.Tag would be a good wind down. Just spend time with her. She seemed to enjoy it when we did it last time, i don't think outside of fighting she gets challenged enough, and were unique enough to be a interesting match.
>>31365309How bout a book.She seems like he type who reads.Or a new jacket.Or her own shades. MATCHING ONES
>>31365371>safeYou mean belonging? She still isn't all that safe with us
this >>31365323then this >>31365363We should be cleaned up nice before out date. We'd sit in the back where it's dark but still don't want to stink up the theater
>>31365309Movie, Dinner (with a steak, bitches love steaks), and some place for us to have awkward conversation. >>31365355One day we will find a mutie with the superpower to build awesome shit and we can take team crackbitch on tour.
>>31365309>[Insert Suggestion]Offer to teach her magic
>>31365309She went to a Dazzler concert once right? Maybe she likes that? Or maybe some classical piano like JJ plays(We never did find a piano with a scavenge roll....)
>>31365401>Magic?>All hoboes of 3rd circle and above know magic.
>>31365374Oh fuck, Anon, I forgot about Tag. Tag + Steak + matching shades.>That feel when our crackbitch is finally becoming a crackman
>>31365406Very doubtful we would. Pianos are valuable so they get taken early on.
>>31365363>play tag with her againThis.Don't plan on going to a movie unless we have enough spare cash and we don't smell terrible. Plus I'm not very confident in the chances of her enjoying movies all that much, but we know she likes tag. Because it's with JJ.
>>31365401We could also offer to teach her how to play Piano. That is if we find a piano we can borrow.
>>31365355Team Crackbitch is touring the Scar once more! Come to hear their greatest hits and see your favourite stars!With such amazing songs as "Hobo Jesus", "I met Spiderman", "My Troubles(Joys) Multiply" and "Taserhands", you'd be a fool not to come down and see your favourite stars!
>>31365430>spare cashsneak in. (It's not stealing since the theater won't lose money)>mell terriblesee >>31365323Right now movie and tag are the front runners. I'm actually leaning toward movie. Maybe tag after.
>>31365485She likes steak too, Anon. It's a cheap and decent treat that most likely wont get Mutant Control on our asses.
>>31365508Sneak into a movie then go get some steak. And maybe some tag if we don't roll a 1 during the first two.
>>31365457Don't forget our hit single "Cocoon Time", Anon.
>>31365546The movie is a bad idea, its a pointless chance to get caught for something laura will probably not care about. Steak is a good idea when we get some cash to our name, tag is something we can do sometime soon.
>>31365309"Then I guess we'll have to do everything until you find something you like". Then list Ice skating, Seeing a movie, taking her flying, and ect.
>>31365579This is suitably cheesy.I like it.
>>31365579I... I actually like this.
>>31365567I really want to do something she's never done before. see >>31365579
“Want to play tag again?” What is this, preschool? You’re a grown man, JJ, you – “I mean, that would probably be fun.” Her eyes widen very slightly, and she turns her gaze back to you. For a moment you just listen to the weight of your own breath as she scrutinizes you in silence. “Yes.” She turns back to the path. “I think I enjoyed that. You should wash first, however.” “Right.” You don’t smell that bad, do you? You walk for a good twenty minutes or so, occasionally weaving through the remains of some fallen building. Eventually, Kevin stops at the base of some long-abandoned municipal building, its frame drooping just very slightly askew. It’s in remarkably good condition compared to much of the scar, though most of its windows and doors appear to have been blasted open. Probably gets pretty drafty. “This is it?” You ask.“Mhmm.” Answers Gaby. “This is where we met them last, anyway.”“And these guys know you?” “Yeah…” Kevin replies, his voice trailing away a little uncertainly. “I mean, some of them do. I dunno how many of them there are.” >[ ] Go in invisible, check the place out.>[ ] Declare yourselves.>[ ] Just go in.>[ ] Write in.
>>31365579D'aww. If only I'd seen this before posting. I'll have to give you guys an option like this at some point.
>>31365624>[ ] Declare yourselves.They probably wont be too kind to those who sneak in. We should also be on our guard, remember that the family from the last thread didn't feel everyone here was realistically trustworthy.
>>31365624>Declare yourselvesLizard Hobo cares not for etiquette.
>>31365624>[ ] Declare yourselves.and say we're looking for that one guy.
>>31365624>[ ] Go in invisible, check the place out.
>>31365624>[ ] Declare yourselves.Then full sesnes on.
>>31365652Yeah, shouldn't be that difficult to put in later.Laura will say something along the lines of not knowing what else she likes. Then JJ would say"Then I guess we'll have to do everything until you find more things you like".Of course JJ would have to look like this was an obvious conclusion for maximum effect.
>>31365624>[ ] Declare yourselves.Keep aware.
>>31365624>[x ] Declare yourselves.We're here to make friends. Go through the front door like a respectable guest and with an invitation
>>31365624>[ ] Declare yourselves."Anybody here?"
Someone was talking about writing some Laura JJ smut. But he never got around to finishing it. I think it started with Laura training JJ. She used some kung fu and ended up on top of him with his arms pinned down. Then he just kind of leaned forward and kissed her.Not saying this would happen during tag or anything.
>>31365858Pretty sure we could see that with heatvision though. It sees through walls to a some degree afterall.
>>31365920Let's not show off abilities.
>[X] Declare yourselves.Well. These guys are the ‘Young X-Men’, right? They’re probably not going to shoot you or anything. “Hey!” You shout. “Young X-Guys! You in there!?” Your senses expand over your surroundings, detailing the interplay of wind and snow, the dead earth under your feet, the slight, invisible pressures of the ruins slowly slumping inwards… Something moves in the snow to your right, over by the caved-in bowl of debris that was once a delicatessen or a café or something. The wind shifts and you catch the scent of dry sweat and wet fur, and stains seeping through unwashed corduroy. As you scan the ruins for any visible sign of movement, someone emerges from one of the blasted-out windows of the big building across the road, casting a brief glance over your group. “Uh… hi?” It’s some scrawny blonde kid with neatly-cropped hair and a coat way too big for him. His face is a tentative, careful mixture of bemusement and caution. “You called, I guess?” >[ ] “Hey. I’m looking for some guy called Jeb.”>[ ] “Hey, I’ve got some stuff to discuss with you guys.”>[ ] “Hey, I hear you guys’re setting yourselves up as the law ‘round these parts. That’s interesting.”>[ ] Write in.
>>31365962>[ ] “Hey. I’m looking for some guy called Jeb.”
>>31365962>[ ] “Hey. I’m looking for some guy called Jeb.”"His cannonball brother sent me, sort of."
>>31365962>[ ] “Hey, I’ve got some stuff to discuss with you guys.”
>>31365962>>[ ] “Hey. I’m looking for some guy called Jeb.”
>>31365962>[x] “Hey, I hear you guys’re setting yourselves up as the law ‘round these parts. That’s interesting.”In a game of chess, the one who first shows his dominos is the first fold.>[x] “Hey. I’m looking for some guy called Jeb.”Then it's all business.
>>31365962>>[ ] “Hey, I hear you guys’re setting yourselves up as the law ‘round these parts. That’s interesting.”>>[ ] “I’m looking for some guy called Jeb.”if they ask why>>[ ] “I’ve got some stuff to discuss with you guys.”inform them of energy vampire
I wonder if Kevin and guys told them about JJ. I'd guess Lucas probably has told about him.
>>31366062I don't think they did.
>>31366062In a 'my dad can beat yours and also he freed you guys in the ship' kind of way? I can see it happening.
>>31366115Especially if it was Layla
So, if Typhon entered our dreams subconsciously and he self-inserted as the one bright spot in our otherwise crappy childhood, does that mean that JJ also invaded his mind and filled his dreamscape with spaghetti?
>[X] “Hey. I’m looking for some guy called Jeb.”“Hey. I’m looking for a guy called Jeb.” You’d extend a hand or something, but you want to be sure that he won’t disintegrate it or turn it to jelly or something. Might seem a little paranoid, but you live with Kevin goddamn Ford, who could be the poster boy for unwanted mutant-related afflictions. “My friends told me he hangs out with you guys.” “Oh, you’re a friend of Jebediah’s?” His expression softens visibly. “Not exactly.”“But, uh, we know Borkowski.” Interjects Kevin, pointing to himself and a nodding Gaby. “Right, well…” The guy takes a deep breath, before trying what you’d guess is his best at a diplomatic tone. “He’s not here right now. I’d invite you guys in, but we kinda have a bit of a situation going on, so…” Her brushes his hair back, the minute details of the action suggesting a certain level of nervousness. Damn, you’ve gotten pretty good at this whole enhanced senses thing. >[ ] Ask if you can help.>[ ] Tell him you won’t get in the way.>[ ] Tell him you’ll be on your way then.>[ ] Write in.
>>31366223>[ ] Ask if you can help.
>>31366223>[x] Ask if you can help.sticking his nose in other people's business is JJ's raison d'etre
>>31366223>[x] Ask if you can help.One mugga washes the other
>>31366223>[ ] Tell him you won’t get in the way.Add that we'll help if we can, btu we really just need to talk to Jeb.
>>31366223>[ ] Ask if you can help.If they so no take of and then him to tell Jeb his brothers looking for him.
Is it time for the obligatory 2-gangs-fighting-pick-a-side-turns-out-they're-both-dicks quest?
It never hurts to help.
>>31366238>>31366240>>31366250>>31366251>>31366266>>31366273>>31366287>Persuasion Check>DC12>+1 ability modifier>+1 modifier for ???
>>31366329>>31366338well never mind.
Rolled 8 + 2>>31366329They see me rolling
>>31366338why can't you use your powers for good?
Rolled 8>>31366329W-we don't have any Karma do we?
>>31366287JJ helps all.
Rolled 13We need to start farming karma.Be even nicer.
>>31366367Wizards have no sense of right or wrong.
>>31366338Brilliant.In all honesty, I may not count this anyway. I'm not even sure HOW you could crit fail in this situation. I'll have to give it a little consideration.
It wont matter if we FORCE our help upon them.
Rolled 3>>31366393W-we pass anyway, right?We can pull the "I got you muggas of the god damned boat" card, right?Critfail is that they recognize our voice as the asshole who told gangsters to use Mutants as meatshield distractions.
>>31366393Btw, Crusty, 4chan now supports web4m, which is 10 times better then gif.
>>31366353Right then, after some thought, going with this.Assuming JJ is sincere about helping, there's no way he can critfail a social check with this guy.Writan.
so the description will read "Homeless Mutant Quest #53."
>>31366561>Right then, after some thought, going with thisThanks. I don't like seeing things collapse from crit fails when it makes minimal sense in the story.
>>31366577Give them time, anon.
>>31366593for the archive you silly billy
>>31366561Thank you merciful Crusty.
>>31366593Running joke in the archives. Basically on Homeless mutant quest 23, there's a description "JJ rolls like a crack bitch." Then on the next quest 25 there's this>See homeless mutant quest 23Then on quest 27 there is >See homeless mutant quest 25This continues on a while, because JJ rolls a lot of 1's
>>31366573>Anon summons aid from the tower of Acanthus.
You know, with JJ's luck being what it is, his mutant name should be Lancer.
>>31366655Or can't roll above a 10 to save his life.
>>31366655Well I feel stupid for not noticing that until now.
>>31366353>18>enuffWell, fair enough. They’ve got a problem, you understand problems, you can just come back some other ti – “Maybe I can help?” It just comes out on its own, like a rash burning to the surface. JJ Green and his inability to mind his own business. Gotta put a stop to that someday. Maybe get an ointment for it. Not today, though – now that you’ve committed yourself to idiocy, it’d make you seem like a total flake if you backed out. And you don’t wanna be a total flake. The guy seems a little taken aback, his brow rising in surprise“Well… don’t take this the wrong way, but, uh…” He smiles in possibly the most non-threatening way possible. “What can you do? Mutant-wise?” “I can do lots of things.” You reply. “Possibly some things I don’t even know about.” “Well… alright, then, I guess.” He smiles again, a knowing glint in his eyes. “I mean, I can tell you want to help.” What was up with that? He a mind-reader or something? God, you hope not…
>(2/2)He motions for you to follow him inside, and you do, picking your way over an old, sodden carpet laced with tiny smatterings of debris. The place looks like it was hit by a shockwave rather than an actual blast, its walls notably lacking in the blast-shadow department, some areas even retaining some shreds of wallpaper. As you make your way along what looks like some kind of fire exit or side passage or something, you begin to hear hushed voices discussing something further inside. “Oh, I’m Douglas, by the way.” Notes the guy, offering his hand. You shake it tentatively, still a little worried about being turned into bees. “Everyone calls me Doug.” “John.” You reply. “Everyone calls me JJ.” The others introduce themselves as you make your way further in. Soon enough you turn into a large room that you immediately recognize as a library (or what’s left of it, anyway), sparsely-populated bookshelves converging across the floor toward a small clearing in the middle. A few young figures stand around a bunch of tables they’ve clearly dragged in from elsewhere, looking up from a conversation as you enter the hall. “Doug?” Says the smaller one, some Asian girl with big, exaggerated bangs, her voice going through that broadening, teacher-esque tone that suggests something is out of place. “Who are these guys?” “It’s okay, I know two of them…” The second, less brusque voice belongs to a young man whose skin is entirely green, a spiny cap of reptilian scales crowing his head in the place of hair. And then there’s someone on the table between them… >[ ] “Hey, we just want to help.” >[ ] “Hey, we’re just here to wait for Jeb.” >[ ] “Hey, I’m JJ, these guys are… these guys.”>[ ] Write in.
>>31366837>>[ ] “Hey, I’m JJ, these guys are… these guys.”
Rolled 14>>31366837>[ ] “Hey, I’m JJ, these guys are… these guys.”I'm here to help!
>>31366837Another victim? We actually came to tell Jeb that his brother with the wings was hit.Why do we care, just a busy body who lived here before the shipping container incident.
>>31366837Exchange Lizard greetings.
>>31366837>[ ] “Hey, we just want to help.” >[ ] “Hey, we’re just here to wait for Jeb.”
>>31366837>>[ ] “Hey, I’m JJ, these guys are… these guys. We’re looking for Jeb and can maybe help.”
>>31366837>[ ] “Hey, I’m JJ, these guys are… these guys.”
>>31366837>>[ ] “Hey, I’m JJ, these guys are… these guys.”>>[ ] “Hey, we’re just here to wait for Jeb.”
>>31366837So Anole, Cypher, and Armor? Neat
>>31366561why did you ask for a roll then if you didn't want us to have a chance of crit fail?this sets a bad precedent.
>>31367001Because there was a chance to fail, just not critically.
>>31367001Crusty wouldn't give in to stupid pressure.The previous precedent is 1's really hurt in this quest.
>>31367001You could fail normally, you just couldn't critfail. Some situations just can't end catastrophically.
>>31367001Yeah whats next, ice cream for dinner? Your such a pushover Crusty jeez.**sarcasm
What up, my Lizard.Not much, what up wit' you?Just being a Lizard.
>I noticed you're a lizard. I'm pretty lizard myself.
>>31367075then you should have had us just fail instead of ignoring the one entirely.
I just realized we're Anole with taser hands and wings instead of a frog tongue.
>>31367147But we only autofail on a critfail.If we can't critfail why would we autofail.
>>31367186not that I'm for it, but we could still totally get a frog tongue>>31367147fret not, there will be plenty of opportunities to set sail for fail later.Its what JJ does best
>>31367186We also don't have the gay.
So this guy can read intent or something similar?
>>31367225Yea, but we have a black guy
>>31367231KindaHe understands every language in existence, this includes body language as well.
>>31367231Nevermind. Just checked, he's reading JJ's body language
>>31367147Shut up sperg.
>>31367147Whey are you trying to tell Crusty how to run his quest?
>>31367252Lucas is our token black guy. Gaby is the hispanic one. Noriko is the asian one. Kevin is the slavJJ is the glorious leader with blonde hair and beautiful eyes.
>[X] “Hey, I’m JJ, these guys are… these guys.”“Well…” Begins Doug, looking a little nervous. “These guys kinda turned up and” –“Hey, I’m JJ, these guys…” You motion to your companions. “…are… these guys.” “Seriously?” Chuckles Kevin. “That’s all I get?” He nods at the green guy, who nods back. The girl seems thoroughly unimpressed, nursing her temple with one hand and muttering under her breath about… properness, or something. Dark bags under her eyes. Stooped posture. Irregular ticks in the way she holds herself. She’s gone for some time without sleep – or not enough of it, anyway. “Right… that’s great, and I’m sure you’re great…” She sighs heavily. “But we’re kind of busy here. If you need a mediator or something, Doug can help you…” That’s interesting. You’re not really listening, though. You’re much more concerned with the guy laid out on the table, mostly because he’s giving you some serious déjà vu. The way he slumps softly to one side, breath rattling almost silently through his lungs, his every inch devoid of the tiny, human ticks that invade us during our sleep… it’s identical to the state you found Sam’s brother in...“…Hello? Are you listening to me, shades?” You start back to reality, focusing on the girl, who is giving you some optimum stink-eye. >[ ] Just leave a message for Jeb.>[ ] Ask about the guy on the table.>[ ] Write in.
>>31367336>>[ ] Ask about the guy on the table.
>>31367336Leave a message for Jeb.Tell them that Jeb's brother is in the same state as the guy on the table.
>>31367295Are you saying you wouldn't try and tell OP that he was doing something wrong with his quest?I think >>31367147is a retard, but QMs aren't right just because they're QMs
>>31367336>[x] Ask about the guy on the table.
>>31367336>Ask abbout the guySpecifics of how came to be like that.Also tell Armor cool it, we both want to help the guy.
>>31367336>[ ] Ask about the guy on the table.
>>31367336>ask about table guy
>>31367336>[ ] Just leave a message for Jeb.>[ ] Ask about the guy on the tableDon't really need to ask, unless its to ask if they saw the guy who did it.We should really try smelling the person responsible on the unconcious one, they probably had to come within contact, so some scent might be left.
>>31367336>[ ] Ask about the guy on the table.Tell her about the vampire.
Take the shades off and inspect the victim.
Rolled 12>>31367372This.It's what we need.
>>31367387>smelling the person responsible>>31367413These.Inspect the victim with all of our senses and awareness. Might see hair left over, skin under nails, smell the attacker, etc
>>31367336>[ ] "So, I'm guessing you're having trouble with that energy vampire that hurt Sam's brother?">[ ] Ask about the guy on the table.
>>31367336>>[ ] Ask about the guy on the table. Say you've seem something like this before.
Hey Crusty, should we be getting Karma for this?
>>31367500Doing good deeds gives us karma. But its up to Crusty as to what matters. Dependent on the chain reaction from it i guess.
>>31367527It's usually when we do a specific thing that is over-and-above. Giving that old hobo $10 when we didn't need to, saving that kid from the wreck when it could hurt us.Moments of charity, so to speak.
>>31367575So not just butting in and offering help. Makes sense.
>[X] Ask about the guy on the table.>[X] Write in.“Cool it, short stuff.” It just comes out, wriggling to the surface. The girl steps back a little, more shocked than angry, and you think you hear someone stifling a laugh behind you. “I just wanna help, okay?” You nod at the patient strewn out along the table, pulling down your shades. “Mind if I take a look at him?” “…Sure.” She shakes her head, resting her eyes for a moment. “Fine, sure, just… go ahead. Victor, make sure he doesn’t hurt him.” Looming over the unconscious youth, you shift your vision along the thermal spectrum, studying his internals for signs of injury. As you examine him, Lizard Boy – Victor, whatever – speaks up, angling his gaze upon you, a hint of suspicion in his eyes. “Hey, uh…. Do I know you?” Hmmm? “Did I meet you on the boat or something?” >[ ] “Probably.” (explain)>[ ] “No. Wasn’t there.” (lie)>[ ] “I was there.” (be vaaaague)>[ ] Write in.Also, >Perception Check>DC14>+4 modifier
>>31367598I think we are doing this more out of concern for our own. Seriously, Kayla just became 7 targets for this thing.
Rolled 17>>31367622>[x] “I was there.” (be vaaaague)
Rolled 7>>31367622>Probably (Explain)I opened all the crates.
>>31367622>Proabably Don't go into detailOT: Do the Mutants know we tried to use them as human shields?
>>31367622>[ ] “Probably.” (explain)
>>31367622>[ ] “I was there.” (be vaaaague)Don't hog credit, that's not what we're about. Even if we did all the HEROICS
Rolled 17 + 4>>31367622>[ x ] “I was there.”We do NOT need this shit now.
>>31367622>[x] “I was there.” (be vaaaague)
Rolled 11 + 4>>31367622>>[ ] “Probably.” (explain)
>>31367622>probably (explain )Honesty is the best policy
>>31367643Did we open all of them?I can't remember.
hey, guys, for the super hero name.Prometheus. You know, with the fire and stuff.
>>31367704Bleh.Too long, too pretentious.
>>31367701Yes we did, well, except the ones that Lucas opened.
>>31367701Yeah, or at least enough to have might as well done.
So I've looking into lifeforce stealing mutants. This is what I have so far. There are more but I canceled out the ones that always kill the victim and ones that leave marks.>Rogue>Karl Lykos>Selene Gallio>Suvik Senyaka>Lifeforce>Thomas Boyd
>>31367704still like Haphazard better. cuz we fit the definition and what Laura used the word to describe us...
>>31367622>I was there.
>>31367704Maybe when JJ has successfully saved the world a few times and been actually important.Much to arrogant and pretentious anyway
>>31367704Just go with James. Can't go wrong with James
>>31367735What about obscure Hulk villain Half-life? (nothing to do with the game)could be Moribus alsoor maybe Joyce picked vampiric touch....
>>31367704Haplizard now and always.
>>31367744We could just be Hazard.
>>31367771Morbius leaves marks.
>>31367744Hazard rolls off the tongue.
>>31367771She was around 6 feet at age 16.She gonna be tall as fuck now.
>>31367779>>31367787pity Hazard is already takenhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazard_(Marvel_Comics)
We are the Hobo Hero!Because we to damn bust for code names.
>>31367704So far, I think Chronos has been the best name (not that we'd know). It sounds awesome initially, but those in the know see the underlying failure.
>>31367375I'm for constructive criticism or telling him he's misinformed, not telling the OP how he should run his Quest. I should of worded it better.Agreed >>31367147 is retarded
>"What's yah mutant name mugga?">"Uhhh... John.">"John?">"Just John.">" Nice to meet yah, Just John.">*JJ facepalms*
>>31367784MoribusAs much as I'd like to fight the living vampire. In the cartoon version he has suckers on his hands that leave red dots. And in the comic book version he actually bites his victims.>Half-lifeTony Masterson. Missed that one
>>31367744I like Patches myself.
>>31367911I imagined that with exchange with Thor>"So, what is thy Hero name?">"Errr... John">"John?">"Yea, just John">"Well met John the Just"
>>31367911>>" Nice to meet yah, Just John.">"So thats why they all call you JJ huh?"
>>31367944I'm just imagining the shit Thor and JJ would get up to. This needs to happen, Crusty.
>>31367837>the Hobo Hero
>>31367944would be hillarious.
What about Vagrant?
>>31367837>bust>Typhon genderbent JJ to make him more succeptable to Typhons sexy aura.>Nobody has had the heart to tell him.
>>31367950What was that from?I'm thinking either Chris Farley or an Adam Sandler movie
>>31367970I personally like this image better
>>31367998>Patches O'hoolihanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqqnvBXnk5wi liked that movie
>>31367998Dodgeball: A true underdog story
>>31367989Oh, I like that one.
>>31368013Ah right.Thanks! And I'd quote to the other guy but I can't do that on my phone.
>>31367989I can dig it.
>>31367989The Vagrants might be a cool group name
>>31367989only result I'm finding is a villain named "Freak" that is a VagrantHoly shit you just found a name that hasn't been taken in the marvel universe.
>>31367998Rip Torn from dodge ball. Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, and Dodge.
>>31367989You know what, I like it.
>>31368067Well, the easiest way to find names that haven't been taken in marvel universe is to take names that have been taken in some other universe. You see, copyright issues are taken rather seriously in the murricas
>>31367911Your post reminds me of Pic.
>>31368103>he isn't aware the Marvel universe ScarecrowI don't really blame you, he pretty shiddy and forgotten
>>31367666>success>[X] “Probably.”“Probably…” No notable irregularities, thermally speaking. His organs are all in order, his flesh and blood sit perhaps a little below average temperature (not surprising, considering the lovely weather), and he generally seems stable. But that’s about what you were expecting, isn’t it? “…I’d imagine a lot of people ran into me.” Gently, you turn him over, just to get a better look at his eyes. Much as you were expecting, there’s none of the tiny twitches you’d associate with REM sleep. “I was one of the guys opening the crates.” You hear Victor get up behind you. “Seriously?” You nod. The girl snorts dismissively, rolling her eyes. “Don’t believe everything people tell you, Vic.” “Well, whatever.” You sniff carefully at the patient. “Believe what you want. That whole episode ended in nothing but trouble for me.”Digging through the rushing, bloody scents of the human body, you finally come upon something useful. Scents that you presumed unique to Joshua disentangle themselves from the miasma, streaking out into a working picture – you get the same vague flesh tones, the same haggard sweat, the same breaths, the same filthy jeans and running makeup. Oddly enough, you get the same waxy smell you were picking up from Joshua’s wings, too. Maybe they were attacked at the same time? >[ ] Ask how they found this guy.>[ ] Ask if they have any idea what happened.>[ ] Ask what they’re doing about this.>[ ] Tell them you’ve got a scent from him.>[ ] Write in.
Rolled 9>>31368228>[ ] Ask how they found this guy.>[ ] Write inJeb's brother was in the same state...We've got a problem.
>>31368228>[ ] Ask if they have any idea what happened.>[ ] Tell them you’ve got a scent from him.
So when we get senses 5, is our danger sense just going to be a crutch or will we actually be able to turn it off?
>>31368228>>[ ] Ask how they found this guy.>[ ] Tell them you’ve got a scent from him.
>>31368228>>[ ] Ask how they found this guy.>>[ ] Ask if they have any idea what happened.>>[ ] Ask what they’re doing about this.>>[ ] Tell them you’ve got a scent from him.all the questions
>>31368264This.if it was recent, drop off our message and do some tracking? suppose we can prowl the scar for a day or two until the scent is picked up again.
>>31368228>[ ] Ask how they found this guy.>[ ] Ask if they have any idea what happened.>[ ] Ask what they’re doing about this.>[ ] Tell them you’ve got a scent from him."Smells waxy, like Joshua... Jeb's brother."
>>31368228>>[ ] Ask how they found this guy.>>[ ] Ask if they have any idea what happened.>>[ ] Ask what they’re doing about this.>>[ ] Tell them you’ve got a scent from him.all makes sense and are relevant.
>>31368228>>[ ] Ask how and where they found this guy.>>[ ] Ask if they have any idea what happened.>>[ ] Tell them you’ve got a scent from him.>>[ ] Ask what they’re doing about this.
>>31368228>[ ] Ask how they found this guy.>[ ] Ask if they have any idea what happened.>[ ] Ask what they’re doing about this.>[ ] Tell them you’ve got a scent from him.Ask all the questions.Also try to flex, and impress them with your awesome hobo body wile talking. You know that girl wants you. ;P
>>31368377I await the ridicule that using smiles brings on 4chan.>>31368386Oh there it is.
>>31368228>[ ] Ask how they found this guy.>[ ] Ask if they have any idea what happened.>>31368259Why the hell would you ever want to turn danger sense off?>>31368293>"Smells waxy, like Joshua... Jeb's brother."I like it. It's a nice sgway into why we're actually here. Jeb.
>>31368404>Why the hell would you ever want to turn danger sense off?So we can learn how to fight better without relying on it? While I don't really read comics, I'm pretty sure spider-man does something similar.I don't mean keep it off all the time. Using it for fights is generally a good idea. I just want to train without it.
>>31368404I presume if we turned it off and learnt kung fu etc, we would be a pretty epic close combat fighter with it.
>>31368448>So we can learn how to fight better without relying on it? While I don't really read comics, I'm pretty sure spider-man does something similar.He did that in Spider Island.
>>31368481But that was because he had lost it.
>>31368228>haggard sweat>filthy jeansThey're homeless.>running makeupEither a disguise or new powers and everyone dies around them OH GAWD WHY.>[ ] Ask how they found this guy.>[ ] Ask if they have any idea what happened.>[ ] Ask what they’re doing about this.>[ ] Tell them you’ve got a scent from them.Not necessarily a him, unless the nose knows.
>>31368460>close combatI just realized something. When you can jump over ten feet high and have a running long jump of 40 feet... "close combat" doesn't really have the same meaning.
>>31368228>the same haggard sweat, the same breaths, the same filthy jeans and running makeupRogue?
>>31368569What about flying?
>>31368643What about fire breath?
>>31368643That dosen't count until level 2.
>>31368666Claws and fangs?
>>31368643Our current level in flight makes it almost useless in combat.
>>31368666Yeah, because something we have to roll an 18+ for is totally a reliable combat power. :/
>>31368686We really ought to upgrade them so we can cut through deadbolts.
>>31368643>Upgraded Flight.>Upgraded Tesla Hands.>Geo-intuitive Vision.>Find some kind of substance that can hold a significant charge for at least a few seconds, then snipe people with electrified objects from the sky.
>>31368708pretty sure we can just punch through the average door
>>31368708Laura can do that. Being able to lift 1.5 tons means we can probably just tear the lock of whatever it's attached to.>>31368730Claws level 4 allows us to shoot them at people. level 5 allows them to channel other abilities we have. Granted, that's a bajillion points, but there you go.
>[X] EVERYTHINGYou feel like you’ve got all the pieces, but they don’t quite fit yet. Or you don’t have the glue. Or something. Metaphors aren’t really your thing. “How’d you find this guy?” “We didn’t.” The girl straightens up, loosening a low, long-suffering sigh. She’d been taking a quick rest against one of the bookshelves while you proceeded with your examination. “His name’s Vance, he’s a telekinetic. His friends brought him in when they found him, said it looked like he’d been throwing around some furniture before… whatever happened, happened.” “And I’m guessing you’ve got no idea what that was?”She shrugs, but you notice her brow crease in shame, or maybe just disappointment. “Well. I’d say whatever did this was fast. Or quiet. Vance isn’t any kind of pushover.” She allows herself a small smile. You definitely get the impression that she’s the kind of person who ‘allows’ herself things like that. “To be honest, he’d probably flatten me in a straight up brawl.”Useful. Ish. Mostly what that tells you is that you want to leave this whole thing alone. “And what’re you going about this?” Her smile fades immediately. “You have no idea how many times I’ve heard that question. News spreads surprisingly fast here.” She rubs her eyes, taking a moment to collect her thoughts. “Well, for now, we’re not making any assumptions. We’re taking in anyone that turns up with the symptoms, but we’re not starting up any kind of witch hunt.” Well, that seems surprisingly reasonable. Especially for something out the mouth of a teenager. “Corsairs’ll be looking for blood, though.” Comments anole, a nervous tick to his voice. “Or at least some light bruising.” >[ ] Tell them about Josh.>[ ] Tell them you’ll look into this. >[ ] Ask if the Corsairs will really blow this up into something unpleasant>[ ] Ask their opinion on the Corsairs>[ ] Leave>[ ] Write in.
>>31368643>>31368666>>31368686When I said close combat not haveing the same meaning. I meant someone standing 12 feet away could be considered "close combat" since we can close that distance in half a second.
>>31368708For fucks sake we can rip the door out anyway.We gotta get some decent crowd control/ranged abilities that so we don't have run onto guns. Also bullet resistance/avoidance would be nice first.
>>31368756>[x] Tell them about Josh.>[x] Tell them you’ll look into this.
>>31368756>[ ] Tell them about Josh.>[ ] Tell them you’ll look into this.
>>31368756>>[ ] Tell them about Josh.>>[ ] Tell them you’ll look into this. >>[ ] Ask if the Corsairs will really blow this up into something unpleasant>>[ ] Ask their opinion on the Corsairseverything
>>31368756>[X] Tell them about Josh.>[X] Tell them you’ll look into this. >[X] Ask their opinion on the Corsairs
>>31368767We're an agility build. We don't really have anything beyond stealth and agility that can help us there.>>31368756Crusty, you forgot to write out that we've got the scent.>[ ] Tell them about Josh.>[ ] Tell them you’ll look into this. >[ ] Ask if the Corsairs will really blow this up into something unpleasant>[ ] Ask their opinion on the Corsairs
>>31368756>[ ] Tell them about Josh.>[ ] Tell them you’ll look into this.mention the wax smell
>>31368756>>[ ] Tell them about Josh.>>[ ] Tell them you’ll look into this.Ask if they have any ideas how to avoid getting Josh-ed.
>>31368756Tell them about Josh.
>>31368756>[ ] Tell them about Josh.>[ ] Tell them you’ll look into this. >[ ] Ask if the Corsairs will really blow this up into something unpleasant>[ ] Ask their opinion on the Corsairs
>>31368756>[X] Tell them about Josh.>[X] Tell them you'll look into this>[X] Buy Healing Vitae and become the Electric Lizard Mutant Messiah by healing this dude.
>>31368756>>[ ] Ask their opinion on the Corsairs.>>[ ] Ask if the Corsairs will really blow this up into something unpleasant.>>[ ] Tell them you’ll look into this. >>[ ] Tell them to get the locations of where the people are being found. We could possibly follow a scent trail.>>[ ] Tell them about Josh.
>>31368767Being able to take a door down without a massive racket is useful.
>>31368756>[ ] Tell them about Josh.>[ ] Tell them you’ll look into this. >[ ] Ask their opinion on the Corsairs>[ ] Ask if the Corsairs will really blow this up into something unpleasant
>>31368767lvl 2 claws = cutting through walls.
>>31368767Know what's a good way to avoid getting shot? Not alerting the people who's facility you're breaking into that you're there by making a huge noise.
>>31368928Nah man, YOLO
>>31368908I wouldn't say cutting so much a digging trough walls. But yes, this is the main reason I would want claws 2. Along with cutting gun barrels in half like wolverine.
>>31368756>>[ ] Tell them about Josh.Mention the wax smell - ask if they knew each other.>>[ ] Tell them you’ll look into this."In the meantime, don't go anywhere alone. Whoever's doing this, they're picking off stragglers. Two man groups, minimum.">>[ ] Ask their opinion on the Corsairs>>[ ] Leave
>>31368908Lol phasing did same ting and no one took it.Seriously, lets just steal a pickaxe, and some metal shears.>>31368928And why are you thinking we are going into somewhere taught doors? We can climb into windows and shit. Unless they have full metal underground box, this is not gonna be usefully. And if it is, this is not gonna be usefully anyway.
>>31368950JT might disagree.
>>31368977Seconded on the write in bits.
>>31368756See Crusty? We bank up couple of points, and bam we are gonna get claws instead of tings we were banking for, like geointuative vision, or senses 5.Ehh, stupid decisions are stupid. Can't do noting about it.
>>31369032Just because I mentioned that Claws 2 can cut through walls doesn't mean I'd vote for it over Senses 5 or Geointuitive vision.
>>31369032One guy is saying that.One guy.Quit whining.
>>31369032Over react much? still getting senses 5, their just talking about if claws are worth it. (which, they probably are up to a point, since it makes it possible for us to hit harder)
>>31369032>Some people bring up another opinion that deviates from the hivemind>IT'S RUINED WE CAN'T EVER DO ANYTHING
>>31369032We're not actually going to vote for it, you dumbass. Down the road, maybe, but not after we've banked the points.
>>31369032No one is suggesting getting claws instead of spider sense right now. They're just planning our next investment. As in what are we going to go for after we get spider sense.
>>31369072>As in what are we going to go for after we get spider sense.I'd rather we work on Subdermal Bioweave 2 instead of Claws 2 first, but that's fine as well.
How hard would it be to bust into a pawn shop and steal a few guns once we get geointuitive for their use?
>>31369072Perhaps we obtain some spider silk pants to go with our new fashion sense.Wait, I read that wrong. Danger sense.Up the flight?
>>31369072geoinuitive subdermalwingsdruidall better picks than claws
>>31369032Hey, I have a list of powers I'd like to upgrade to level 2 (claws included), but that doesn't mean I'm not on board for Senses 5.
>>31369135>druid>8 points over simple 2 which also gives us more for combat and any scavenging or rescue attempts through steelSure, go on and keep thinking that.
This is my list of powers I want to get after spider sense, in order of importance.>wings>shadow field>armor>clawsNot sure where geo vision would fit in there. But, definitely want.
>>31369135Why is Druid good again? Never really seen a pay out aside from "Michael Bay Tier Special Effects!"
>>31369110We can toss rocks that do about the same damage, and are more silent. Guns are kind pointless(unless automatics), if we can toss shit with super strength.>>31369180Free food and free weed. Druid is decent. Get the blood ting and have regenerative crack rock fruits.
>>31369180Always able to grow food were ever we go, which, alongside photo 3, is a brilliant on the move power.
Why don't we just get some marvel tier spider silk shit instead of getting subdermal which caps out and costs points?
>>31369202>>31369204So, you want JJ to be a vegetarian?
>>31369213Get some speed and dodge instead. Invis+speed is better than armor, especially, if we can trow shit.
>>31369180They only want it for the green finger extrapolative. It'll let us grow plants supper fast. Basically we could grow enough food to feed our group indefinitely with some left over to sell.The only problem is that it would cost 8 points.
>>31369180>>31369160 food, no more having to spen money on food, never have to steal food again, strength at the bargaining table in the scar community.should be pretty obvious. not as flashy as the other powers but you can't say it doesn't bring anything to the table
>>31369180>Not understanding the implications of being able to grow food in such an easy manner
>>31369213>subdermal which caps out and costs points?Everything on the powers list caps out and costs points.>>31369237>. Invis+speed is better than armorUntil you get hit.
>>31369231That is a silly statement
>>31369204We're never starving and will likely be getting more cash eventually (I have no idea how we could be poor forever). With healing and an superhuman body like JJs, he could probably go without food for a long time.
>(1/2)>[X] Tell them about Josh>[X] Tell them you’ll look into this>[X] Ask their opinion on the Corsairs“Well…” You consider this for a moment. Do you really want to put yourself in front of something that decked a telekinetic? “…I’ve managed to pick out some pretty interesting scents here, so I’ll have a root around the scar.” “The what?” She raises and eyebrow.“Uh… nothing.” Oh, yeah. You forgot that that was your little way of referring to the place. To everyone else it’s the Mandatory Exclusion Zone. “Anyway, this guy smells of a lot of the same stuff Jeb’s brother does. He’s in pretty much the same state, too.” Victor springs out into your periphery, his emerald features contorted in concern. “Oh my god, is he alright?” “He’s not dead.” Yep, that’s about as nice a bowtie as you can wrap around the guy’s situation. “Just tell this Jeb guy that he wants to go see his brother yesterday. He doesn’t want to know what it feels like to utterly fail a sibling when they need you most.”No he doesn’t.
>>31369103This. Also wings, so we can leave our arms free.Subdermal Weave + Back-Mounted Wings = ShieldsNot, y'know, impervious ones, but probably better to get hit in a wing than the face or torso.
>>31369258I wasn't comparing two powers.
ENHANCED CONTORTION SONGET AT ME
>(2/2)“So…” Moving on, somewhat. You glance at Victor. That comment about your local mutant larceny ring perked up some curiosity in you. “What’s up with you guys and the Corsairs anyhow?” “Uh…” He grins a little lamely. “It’s complicated…” The girl cuts in. “For now, I trust Jono not to let things get too crazy. I don’t like what he’s doing, but he’s helped a lot of people, and things haven’t gone wrong yet.” Yet. You can’t help but notice that. “Hopefully, when it does, Jono will have enough control over the situation to keep it contained. And then maybe everyone will realize how dumb they’re being.” She glances up at you, taking in for the first time the details of your appearance, her gaze soaking in your boots, traveling up your legs to and arms and shoulders, finally settling on your eyes. You can’t help but notice a hint of discomfort, as if there’s something vaguely unnerving about them. “Well done on grabbing that scent.” She says, eventually, her tone softening somewhat. “We’ve got a sensory enhancile here” – what in the hell is that, some PC term for mutants that smell good? –“but she couldn’t get anything significant from him.” “Probably just needs practice.” You reply, keeping things diplomatic. “Oh?” That tone. Sounds like she’s just successfully landed a big fat carp. “Maybe you could give her some pointers?” Oh…>[ ] “Sure.” >[ ] “I’m a busy man.”>[ ] “Actually, my friend here (Laura) is the nose expert.” >[ ] “What would I get in return?” >[ ] Write in.
>>31369295>Photosynthesis + wings= built in solar panelsI think we can all agree Wings lv 3 is a thing worth getting
>>31369258Tray hitting invisible man who runs 40m/sAnd if we get hit, we have pretty decent healing.We are lacking social/support abilities, and range. Superstrenght and taster hands do plenty of damage, and if we carry a car door +healing is good enough for armor.
>>31369180Do you understand how significant power it is to be able to grow crops around the year on inhospitable areas? You would have the power to feed a goddamn country if properly employed.
>>31369313>[ ] “Sure.”
>>31369313>[ ] “Sure.” >[ ] “Actually, my friend here (Laura) is the nose expert.” She's even better than me at it.ask for nothing in return, good will is reward enough
>>31369313>[X] “Sure.” JJ, FRIEND TO ALL MUTANTSThough letting Laura weigh in as well couldn't hurt either.
>>31369313>[ ] “Sure.”>[ ] “My friend here (Laura) is a "sensory enhancile" too so she could help if she wants.
>>31369335>and if we carry a car door +healing is good enough for armor.I think it might be a better idea not to cause more property damage than is absolutely necessary, if it really comes to that.
>>31369313>[ ] “Actually, my friend here (Laura) is the nose expert.”"I'm not as good as her in that department. And what the fuck is "sensory enhancile" anyway?"Do finger quotes too.>>31369335>Try hitting invisible man who runs 40m/sIt can happen.>decent healingWe shouldn't rely on it to solve all of our problems.>and if we carry a car door +healing is good enough for armor.Which can get destroyed pretty easily when mutants are around.>>31369357I just don't want to waste 8 points on things that we'll just leave at level 2 rather than buffing up current powers.
Is this the new record for how long a thread has lasted before devolving into arguements about powers? We got a couple hundred posts in, proud of you guys!
>>31369313>[ ] Write in."I'm not the expert here, but sure."
>>31369313>SureBut grab laura as well.
>>31369313>SureIf we all work together, we'll be able to find and catch that awful energy vampire!
>>31369313>[ ] “Sure.” (and ask Laura to help too).>>31369394Ok lets buff up senses/geointuitive, and argue latter on. We are not getting those point anytime soon anyway.
>>31369394Well, one thing's certain. Leaving photosynthesis at lvl 2 would be a goddamn waste, you see, that power happens be very, very good when it's leveled up. The fact that you can use stored energy to boost an attribute past it's limit temporarily is something that's a MUST have.
>>31369313>[ ] “Sure.”We don't need to promise anything more, but getting on these guys good side is a boon for sure. Laura could help.
>>31369454I would like Photosynthetic Biology to be high, too, but I'd rather we spend points on things like Bioweave, Wings, Agility, etc. first.
>>31369072wings2subdermal2shadow fieldagility3geointuitivewings3contortionsubdermal3photosynth123solar panelingagility4enhanced kinesicsautonomic sequencingmuscle memorywings45finish druidtaser2blackoutwhiteoutclaws2Yes, I plan too far ahead.>>31369313>>[ ] "Sure">>[ ] "I'm a busy man.">>[ ] “Actually, my friend here (Laura) is the nose expert.”"Sure. But it'll have to wait a while. Too much to do already."
>>31369454Just imagine invisibility 6.
>>31369313>>[ ] “Sure.”
>>31369394but are they worth buffing?and I just don't think claws, tasers(maybe later) are worth it atm. and I assume the lingering butthurt with result in DB being largely ignored.JJ is quite sufficient in combat and defensive abilities imo.so when the points free up (I'm done banging my head against the Senses 5 /geo intuitive wall) I'll be leaning towards wings, subdermal, and druid
>>31369313> "I could try, no promises on instructional technique."
>>31369485I think Claws should at least be 2, Taser Hands being 2 or 3.And I'd rather we save druid for later.
I agree with everything except not prioritizing DB3, "finish druid" since it seems unnecessary and basically the order of everything on your Want list.
>>31369477What would that be like? Cloaking the entire building? Tearing objects permanently away from visual spectrum?
>>31369485>sufficient in combat and defensive abilitiesNothing in long range that won't give him a panic attack, do only lethal damage or collateral.If he gets he's durable but no where near the level of his speed and strength, shit defense. Invisibility fails if he is hit. Healing isn't that good during fast paced combatetc etc
Druid is okay and all but we're maxing senses next right guys? I think I'm going to miss the vote so don't let me down you fuckers!
>>31369558Was thinking making the ground invisible down to 50 miles or so, or making an entire city just disappear for a short while.Give someone serious vertigo.
>>31369558People don't notice him at all and forget his existence ever was ;_;
>>31369504strength 2 makes buffing them just seem pointless at this juncture imo.if we are fighting somebody that can tank taser one and claws one, we'd probably be better off just punching it with strength 2 instead of going for the stun. same goes for taser and claws 2.>>31369560Geointuitive vision+ strength 2= Bullseye with musclesagility 2 makes JJ hard to hit (it was pretty good at one)
>>31369596Nah, phasing doesn't stack with invis, remember?
>>31369606Permanent invis, he can become seen, if he wants to? Also invisible house.
>>31369593That seems like a bit much. Remember, Level 5 is just a measure of JJ's limitations; there are likely many ranks beyond it that are simply beyond him to attain currently. I think it was mentioned that level 5 Agility/Strength was Spider-Man tier.
I'm leaning towards geointuitive after maxing our senses. I could be convinced otherwise though. I'm putting druid on low priority right now though, I'd prefer to upgrade our existing powers.
>[X] “Sure.” >[X] “Actually, my friend here (Laura) is the nose expert.” Well, whatever. “Sure.” What would be the harm in it? “That said…” You jerk your thumb in Laura’s direction. “My friend here, she’s the real nose expert.” The small girl shifts awkwardly as all eyes turn to her, her posture suddenly blitzing through a succession of small twitches you’d generally associate with being a deer in the headlights. A moment of uncomfortable, expectant silence passes, Kevin and Gaby both cringing very slightly, before she finally opens her mouth: “Yes…” She pauses, and you catch the slightest movement in her eyes, as though flicking through her surroundings for some hint as to what should come next. “…My nose is very good.” Hah.“For example, I can smell all the waste products to have touched, or been in close contact, with Jonathan’s coat in the last six months.” Wait, what? “Twelve milligrams fermented milk, approximately seventy-eight hours beyond its recommended period for consumption, ten grams sliced banana, roughly…” Aaaaaaaaaaa– --------------------------------------------------------------------HMQ 64: END>Congratulations! You’ve earned an X-Point!>Congratulations! You met HISAKO ICHIKI, DOUGLAS RAMSEY and VICTOR BORKOWSKI!>Congratulations! You’ve earned a Karma Point! Additionally, I’m feeling generous today. Aside from Hisako, Doug, Vic and Jono, TWO other X-Men characters were referenced or alluded to in this issue. You guys get another X-Point for each one you can name correctly.
>>31369652No, Spidey doesn't have that much strength. I think 5 is approaching Hulk.
Hey, so there's something I've been wondering. Way on back Crusty mentioned that there might be some "changes" to JJ's core powers (Invisibility and Senses) between chapters. Did anything ever come of that, or was the idea basically abandoned?
>>31369635Just a joke, seeing if I could rile up the phase bros.
Senses 5 please.
>>31369673>You guys get another X-Point for each one you can name correctly.hory shit. Too bad I know nothing but the bare minimum about comics. I'm counting on you anons!
>>31369673Thanks for running crusty!Love what laura did in responce.That said: Senses five please.Damn i wish i was a bigger marvel fan.
>>31369684>>31369652>Strength Level 5: Molly Hayes (Around 100 tons)>Agility Level 5: Spider-Man.
>>31369684Kinda. 5 is still finite, whereas Hulk appears to have no cap on his strength.>>313696523 is close to Spider-Man level if you're well fed and willing to improve on your natural strength with some lifting.
>>31369699this, I have to leave in 10 minuted Crusty. Can we do a quick vote? Give us some time to guess those X-men I suppose.
>>31369673its senses 5not even my first choice but fuck, anybody who's read the last 2-3 threads know how this shit is going down.just get it over with already>>31369721Justice does have TK
>>31369673>TWO other X-Men characters were referenced or alluded to in this issue. You guys get another X-Point for each one you can name correctly.Rogue?
>>31369673Actually, I was thinking. Was anyone interested in getting invisibility 5? It'd have some cool group-wide benefits (although senses is still alright).
>>31369744meh, I don't think much of it. Too situational
>>31369673Vance Astrovik- Marel Boy
>>31369744Fuck off. We're finally getting senses so we can leave it alone and never talk about it again.We barely ever fight in a group anyway
>>31369744not really, we hardly bring along anybody besides Laura. None of the others are really combat ready
>>31369721CORRECT. You now have FIVE X-Points in total. There is one remaining X-character referenced and partially described in this issue.
>>31369625>BullseyeCrusty's already stated geointuitive is not bullseye-tier.We will never be that specific kind of bullshit.>>31369673Senses 5.Aaand going back through so I can fail to figure out the other two.
Sensory enhancile... who could that be? Nicholas Gleason?
>>31369673How many points do we have right now? Enough for Senses 5?
Senses 5. End it
>>31369673Jeb would probably be Jebediah Guthrie?
>>31369793Senses 5Bank the last point.
>>31369721>>31369793Nice job anon!
>>31369798we have 5.Senses 5 costs 4 points (primary power), and then we have another point left over, which we should bank.
>>31369673On the assumption that their tracker is one of the people you're referencing I'm throwing out...Wolfsbane? Whatever that "not-werewolf" (Irish catholic werewolf) girl is called.Anyone got an idea for who the wax guy is?
>>31369721You should feel good about yourself anon.
>>31369689What thread was this mentioned in? It sounds familiar to me too.
>>31369797>scent of dry sweat and wet fur>sensory enhancilefits the profile
>>31369813this, what are we saving for now? Wings 2 for reliable flying is decent.
>>31369840>>31369862DING DING DING! Wolfsbane is indeed the correct answer! You now have SIX X-Points in total! Thread archived.
>>31369896Senses 5Wings 2
>>31369896senses 5wings 2
>>31369896Hell yes.Senses 5, then bank the remaining two points.
>>313698961 point away from Geo now after senses. Fuck I really want to masturbate
>>31369896Senses 5 and bank. Next thread Geovision.
>>31369896Senses 5 then bank
>>31369793>You now have FIVE X-Points in totalThe fuck? I could have sworn we had three at the end of the last thread. With this one it would make four.If we had four X-points last thread we would have just bought senses level 5 then. (core power cost less)
>>31369896SENSES 5BANKBANKNEXT TIME WE GET GEOINTU
>>31369881He's correct. However, you haven't gotten to that point yet. Should I bother putting up a vote? Seems like Enhanced Senses is all the rage.
>>31369896>Senses 5>Bank remaining 2 points
>>31369935one for the threadanother 2 for Crusty's guessing game
>>31369896Holy crap seriously? I pulled that out of my (incredibly limited repertoire of remembered x-men members)...Props to >>31369840 for beating me to the punch and actually knowing who the hell he was talking about.
>>31369949The only thing in question is the last 2. I personally vote bank on that.
>>31369949Finish off senses and bank the rest please
>>31369949the vote should be for the remaining 2 points
>>31369949>However, you haven't gotten to that point yet.Shit, this makes me nervous. How drastic are these eventual changes anyway? Ballpark estimate?Looks like Senses 5 is obvious, then it comes down to whether to bank the remaining two points.
>>31369949Just hand over the enhanced senses and no one gets hurt capeesh?
>>31369949Senses 5 is fine.I say Bank the last two.
>>31369949Senses is locked. I'd like to register a futile vote for Adhesive Touch while I'm at it though.
>>31369949senses and bank, gotta save for geointuitive.
>>31369949Senses has majority easily.Bank after it's been bought, I guess
Okay then. Enhanced Senses it is.You have now officially maxed JJ's Enhanced Senses! You have TWO remaining X-Points in your Bank!
>>31370011keep em banked crusty. Got to go anons, don't let them spend any.
>>31370011Will you run tomorrow Crusty?Bank the two
>>31370011QUESTION! Since gaining a lvl 5 power is a notable thing, I think that for each maxed out power a subtle cosmetic mutation should pop sooner or later. I'll leave it to you what that should be.
>>31370011wings2one step closer to real wings
>>31370011Voting for>Wings 2
>>31369673>female sensory enhancile?Jocasta or Greer Grant (tigra)
>>31370011So does this mean our own sense of smell is now on par with Laura's?Oh god, are we going to start the next episode being able to smell all the putrid filth she's describing?
>>31370038>>31370050What are we banking for?
>>31370053That's more of a negative rather than a positive, which seems to punish spending points and maxing out powers. Besides, JJ already has crazy eyes and ears.
>>31370053Shit, I meant to write SUGGESTION.
>>31370053so our nose gets bigger then, huehuehue
>>31370057Anon...>>31370011KEEP 'EM BANKED
>>31370053Well, your ears are going to go even more elf.
>>31370011wings 2Anyone not voting for wings 2 after seeing JJ's joy at the prospect of flying is a terrible person, and probably a child molester.
>>31370108One day, Anon. One day.
>>31370011Bank it.Hey Crusty you should make a category one power sheet or just combine all of the power list into one big one separated into segments
>>31370102How elf?Warcraft antenna?
>>31370011Bank them>>31370102>Well, your ears are going to go even more elf.Fuck yes. This isn't a joke, right?
>>31370080geointuitive, for a useful ranged ability and extra defensive capability
>>31370081Hence why I said subtle. For example his eyes gain transparent eyelids or he can now move his ears or something.
Well, the majority seems to be intent on banking and turning JJ into Lizard Elf Longshot.Into the Bank it goes!Next thread may be on Friday. If it's not then it'll be Monday.
>>31370123Frankly, a category one power sheet would be far more efficient.
>>31370116later anon, we got more useful things to get first. I say wings 2 after geointuitve. Not sure what to get after those 2
>>31370080GEOINTUITIVE VISION But mostly just to be Jews.Wings are not bad option too, but saving up 3 points will be hardcore later on. Gotta bank to get some range attacks and bullet defense. Wings are ling term investment.
>>31370153Shit, we're going to Legolas the Dragon.
>>31370153Long-elf Lizard-shotThats our super name folks.
>>31370164Shadow field after geointuitivenot getting hit just once and popping out of invisibility will save our ass later on.
>>31370129>>31370133I was originally thinking kinda thick elf ears at this level. Warcarft broadswords would be hilarious, though.And no, not a joke.
>>31370177I mean Legolas the Lizard.
>>31370153Aww. Well, we can get better wings next time I guess.
>>31370153FRIDAY IT IS
>>31370153Crusty is there any way geointuitive will help with our breath? Can we get long-ranged fireball artillery eventually? That'd definitely help Draconic Breath's case.
>>31370136Ah, my bad. I missed that. If it's subtle it might be cool
>>31370194JJ will still get popped out of invisibility if he gets hit or exerts himself too much. All Shadow Field does it make him look mostly transparent and hazy immediately after leaving stealth.I'm not sure if there's any way we could train our Invisibility to not be so fragile. Maybe we could talk to Laura about it next time we play tag.
>>31370205>thinking kinda thick elf ears at this level.Example?
>>31370205>warcraft ears>can't even cut them because healing factor lvl 3>being JJ is suffering
>>31370205Hey crusty if we ever buy Horns what animals horns would they look like?
>>31370205Please don't make them too thick. It'll probably look weird. JJ wants to look cool
>>31370205They could be like cat whisters!Can I fit in this small area?No, JJ, this area is touching you sensitive ears, loaded with nerve clusters that they are.
>>31370219>That'd definitely help Draconic Breath's case.Not really.
>>31370205Can we channel our breath taught tube?Getting metal pipe sounds even more tempting now.
>>31370205Crusty, is our sense of smell on par with Laura's now? Is JJ gonna have sensory overload from his own B.O. next chapter?
>>31370319People generally turn off their own B.O. After a bit you just stop smelling tings you smell all the time.
>>31370259Maintaining your invisibility is about regulation of thought and energy, the latter of which means regulating your breathing. It's actually easier to grapple while invisible than it is to punch or get hit, as those take more 'wind' out of you in a single instant. Proper conservation of energy will help you fight normally while invisible. Using abilities above a certain extent, though, will always hijack almost all the energy/concentrating needed to remain out of sight, however. Super strength, for example, will always switch off your invisifield.
>>31370319That's what practice really gives you, the ability to ignore your own stench.Actually, that would have been a decent sugguestion.Get as stinky as you can and try to smell through it.
>>31370278Don't worry, we can just start wearing giant headphones.
>JJ's sense of smell adapted to his own stench to the point that if he takes a shower, the buffer is removed and he becomes omnipotent.
>>31370277Dirty satyxis horns.>>31370319Your BO won't trouble you. You're going to start getting a lot more sensitive to what you're wearing, though.>>31370273Literally just flipped over to /co/ for some art. Beast Boy here looks appropriate. Actually, he looks a lot like how I generally imagine a younger JJ. But greener and hairier.>>31370219It'll certainly help your aim. You could conceivably learn to 'bounce' the fireball function.
>>31370495Okay, so now that we have lvl 5 senses, is JJ able to pretty much be able to pinpoint creeper if he is in his vincinity despite not being able to look at him?
>>31370495Just got this image of a trick show by bouncing fireballs off of each other.
>>31370530That's Raven? By the way, is anyone else getting some weird thing where they can't save 4chan images? I had to reverse search that just to put it on my PC.
>>31370567Works fine for me.
>>31370567Crusty, can we use metal pipe to channel the Draconic breath, so we wont get it all over ourselves?
>>31370495>Your BO won't trouble you. You're going to start getting a lot more sensitive to what you're wearing, though.We really need to bum some money to get these clothes washed at a laundromat or something if we're actually going to keep them, to say nothing of getting a proper bath/shower.I'd say Laura listing off all the filth we're covered in (and Gwen's reaction last time) would be a good enough impetus to finally take some time and get JJ's hygiene in order next chapter.
>>31370365This is somebody's fetish, isn't it?>>31370614That will look hilarious. Go ahead.
>>31370637I don't know, probably.Personally, if I was to suggest a fetish, it would be ear rubbing.
>>31370632Ladies love the hobo musk
>>31370632We don't need a laundry mat to wash cloths. You only need water and soap.
>>31370637How sensitive is are skin going to be? Is Guy Smith's level of sensitive?
>>31370680Well, we will soon learn that one when laura rubs our ear for the first time.
>>31370682Any rivers/lakes nearby? If you wash it long enough, you don't even need soap. Couple of rocks and clay work too. Takes fucking hours tho.
>>31370742Do we want to wash our cloths in New York water?
>>31370682And I guess we'd have to get a fire going to dry the clothes? Because I feel just leaving them out to dry in these temperatures would probably be a recipe for failure. All in all, a few bucks for a laundromat would probably be much less of a hassle. >>31370681So do any enemies with keen senses that we might be going up against. Hell, even those with not so keen senses would probably be able to figure out JJ's general location with the kind of "perfume" he's wearing.
>>31370632A wash-tub + snow + electricity should do the trick, anon.
>>31370742There's plenty of snow. Lucas can amplify Noriko's power to melt the snow. We just need something to put it in. The other members of team crack bitch would probably enjoy a good wash also.
>>31370737>when laura rubs our ear for the first time.Woah hey, not until after marriage!
>>31370784People have been bringing up this tactic for months, yet I think we have yet to actually put it to good use.
>>31370680>Ear rubbingJJ's darkest fetish
>>31370837Then lets do it next thread so it actually comes to fruition. We also might want to call about jobs soon (the Tabbycat and Laura should call the detective agency).
>>31370682dat ass doe
>>31370899Pretty sure that's a male child.
>>31370737>>31370808>>31370864Is ear rubbing like second base for mutants?
>>31370918Hasn't stopped me before
>>31370837We always seem to have more urgent matter than washing.We could melt snow in a container with our breath. We would also be practicing that way.
>>31370980Good point.Our super heated breath on snow would work easily.
>>31370837>>31370980I still think shaving off exterior skin sounds metal as fuckThough it's probably a bad idea in actuality
>>31370997Considering that we just got Senses 5, we'd PROBABLY have to make a phobia test no matter what. So electricity.
>>31370936It's an elf thing
>>31371018Better to make it when trying to melt snow. We gotta practice it sometime.
We could just borrow the washer at hellions. We still have that big reveal on creeper's facility to give em.
>>31371018Well then, a good option to practice:"want a bath? use the power"and on none-flamable snow too.Trouble is were going to have to bend something into a hip bath shape or something. Good chance of ceramic bathtubs cracking if we go about it the wrong way.
>>31371051I agree, we can practice our power and get cleanly at the same time, win-win
>>31371074So it's not like we'd be going JUST for the washer.
Electrocuting tub water doesn't seem like a bad idea to anyone else?
>>31371119We've done dumber things and survived
How difficult would it be to find someone that can make us a bow with a ridiculous draw weight?
>>31371119They are not wanting to electrocute the water. They want to use the electricity for heat and melt the snow. I say we just use breath though.
>>31371170Probably pretty fucking difficult. Who the hell would we even go to with a request like that?
>>31371170should not be too hard. Kevin can poke holes in steel, so we just need wire and a metal spring from like a car or something.
>>31371246Hawkeye?Oh wait, it's probably illegal for mutants to possess anything that can even be mistaken for a weapon.Like a pop-tart.
>>31371279>HawkeyeYes, I'm sure JJ would have no trouble tracking down Hawkeye, who in turn would have no trouble listening to a random rancid-smelling hobo mutant's request for a really good bow.
>>31371258I'm talking about suspensions here. Should not be impossible to make a bow out of car suspension, though technically it would be closer to ballista in draw weight.
>>31371309So basically you want an arm mountain car spring launcher?
>>31371191Why would JJ use the fire breath rather than electrohands for a job they're equally suited to, considering he's petrified of fire and has no such problem with electricity?Do note - 'why JJ'. Not 'why you'. I'm not having a go, but this has come up before. I'm hoping this time someone has a half-decent reason that isn't blatant metagaming.
>>31371302I wasn't being serious.But given he's likely to be an Avenger at the moment, we'd just have to get past Stark Tower security.
>>31371381Well, it's not even technically fire breath at this point. It's "really hot gasses". There's no fire involved at all.
>>31371381He needs to get over his fears. Melting snow and heating water for a warm bath is a good excuse for getting over his fear.
>>31371427Hot gases that have a tendency to spontaneously combust. As evidenced by the bloke we set on fire with it.>>31371456That's a reason why 'we' would want JJ to do it. Again, what's the impetus on JJ to do so?
>>31371554No, that's the reason JJ would want do it too. Do you want me to write the same thing again or what? You got a problem understanding the language?
>>31371554>Hot gases that have a tendency to spontaneously combust.Near an actual flame, which is something I think JJ would have been able to parse.>Again, what's the impetus on JJ to do so?To make sure he has it under enough control so as not to accidentally pepper spray someone? He just discovered he has two new abilities. He's already gone our and tried to get a handle on how his wings work. Figuring out how his heat breath functions, even as a preventative measure to avoid using it accidentally, should be a priority high on JJ's mental list.
>>31371554>Hot gases that have a tendency to spontaneously combust. As evidenced by the bloke we set on fire with it.That caught on fire because of the spark of the gun being fired.>>31371456We can do that without having to make an unmodified DC18 (it's still 18, Crusty hasn't declared otherwise) check when we do.
>>31371696No, we can not. It will only get easier as JJ successfully uses it.
>>31371381electro hands have a shorter range
>>31371746>No, we can not. It will only get easier as JJ successfully uses it.And if we fail, and we most likely will it's fucking DC18, then it gets worse.
>>31371746The point is that there are ways to get rid of the phobia without using fire breath. Things that don't require such a ridiculous DC.
>>31371797critfails only anonDB has enough going against it alreadydon't need lies and or misinformation
>>31371809and its happened twice over 64 threads
>>31371827>DB has enough going against it alreadyGood.>don't need lies and or misinformationEnough fails might end up becoming critfails anyway.>>31371809>>31371859Exactly.
>>31371696>We can do that without having to make an unmodified DC18True. Both of the times we beat the phobia it was because there we're situation modifiers. If a friend is in danger the modifier is equal to our relationship level with them.If Laura is in trouble that 18 becomes a 14.
>>31371897Thing is, unless we train, there isn't that much that's different then taser-hands.
>>31371621Apparently so, though I will point out that petty insults do not help your position.To me, it reads like you want JJ to get over his fear - a goal I fully agree with, by the way - and so you intend to use the improvement of basic hygiene as a lever to achieve said goal.If this is incorrect, please; enlighten me.If not...Problem.First off - in no way does this address the original point. Electrohands serves as well as the breath - you have not given any reason for JJ to use the breath outside of 'I want him to get over his fear.'Second - this particular motivation lacks impact. The position of 'it'll help me be cleaner' is not sufficient when compared to 'too scared of fire to even look at a working stove in the middle of a New York winter'.Don't get me wrong. I agree entirely that JJ could try to confront his fears. Given the right set of criteria, he would - he has in the past, in suitably dramatic fashion.If he was given a sufficient shock to the system, something caused by his fear itself, I accept that he might even become [i]proactive[/i] in getting over his fears. Doggedly so, in fact. Slap his fear in his face right, I fully expect he'd do everything in his power to overcome it.Given a sufficiently plausible in-universe justification - AGAIN, from JJ's point of view - I will spin on a fucking dime and join right in with the trauma training.But.And this is an important but. JJ, or indeed ANYONE, deciding overnight - [i]without appropriate stimuli[/i] - to go against half a lifetime's experience with such crippling terror that he can't even light a sodding match, makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
>>31371897If Laura is in danger i am never going to think now is a good time to try and get rid of thefire phobia. You know when is a good time? When you are trying to heat some bath water. For fucks sake, it would have to be the last and only resort if we will use it when a friend is in danger.
>>31371951>JJ, or indeed ANYONE, deciding overnight - [i]without appropriate stimuli[/i] - to go against half a lifetime's experience with such crippling terror that he can't even light a sodding match, makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.Of course, it makes so much sense for JJ to think -well, i just melt a dude's face, kinda, whatever, better forget about the experience because ignoring one of my mutant powers make so much sense.
>>31371951I agree with you so much.>>31372016He didn't know what caused the fire.
>>31371951> though I will point out that petty insults do not help your position.>wall of text that can be easily summed up to a few sentences>[i]>[/i]what an obnoxious faggot.