You are Shai-tan Arbab, a former overlord. Once at the cusp of ultimate power with total domination of the known world, you have been banished to the strange, far off realm of America. You have much to learn of this new world, but your ambition is unmatched. In the former world as well as this, you shall rule. Last time you tentatively accepted the offer of one Samuel Goldman, a corrupt lawyer with plentiful yet shady contacts. What jobs he will offer you, you do not know. It is the first step of many in your new rise to power.
>>31719645Ok, a little bit of housekeeping. Like many quests, there will be a skill system (along with a reputation system) to be added at one point. As well, I’ll create the standard pastebin for all material such as characters, story, and lore. Any suggestions shall be appreciated. Fortunately, this isn’t important for right now, as we are still in the tutorial, before shifting to phase 1. Some may have noticed this already, but this is not the Earth we’re familiar with. This is an alternate Cold War, where tensions are at any moment ready to blow. Feel Free to ask questions about the setting and everything. In the mean time, have a preview of what’s in store. ---------“So, what’ll it be?”“It is acceptable.” “Excellent.” Sam smiles and extends out his arm to offer a handshake. You take the hand and tacitly shake it. “Now, let’s go my office for a bit. We’ll get you some papers so you can don’t look any more suspect. That way when I get you a place to stay, we don’t get any anyone claiming you’re a squatter.” You nod in agreement. When you two arrive at the scene you see another man, tall, bald and well built. Sam walks past him and glances back to you. “Frank this is our new friend.”“New friend, this is Frank.”>Extend your hand in the same way your new patron did before>Simply nod>Do not acknowledge his presence at all. >Write in
>>31719843>>Do not acknowledge his presence at all.Show no love to normalfag scum
>>31719645Last quest here for those who are interested. https://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/31648490/#q31653150
>>317199242nd sorry hard to type on phone
>>31719645oh hey i didn't miss it.So, I did more research on glorious emperor Double Satan.The best translation of his name is>Devilish Devil Landlordbecause "arbab" means lord as in.... landlord.
>>31719645>Forgotten Overlord>Aspirational Emperor>Dead Gods>Swordless Sageso many quests running at the same time. I am barely keeping up with them all :)
>>31719924>>31720053>>31720344>>31720133I love you so much. >Simply nodYou decide to simply nod in acknowledgement. Frank responds with a nod as well. Still, there is a noticeable tension in the air, as if this man is unnerved by your presence. You laugh internally. You enter the office, noticing it is more spartan than your what you’d expect from the slightly flamboyant man you’ve met. Nonetheless it is spacious and looks good, with tables made of high quality wood. As you walk by you notice the presence of someone else. A woman-, brunette and with lenses, working on some papers, likely legal matters. “Oh yeah, this is Jessica, my secretary. Say hello Jessie.”The young woman smiles at you and waves at you. Before you enter Sam's office, you have a chance to respond to the woman and establish a rapport. First impressions are important, no?>Smile back >Do nothing>Nod>Write in
>>31719843>>Simply nodi am the tie breaker
>>31720395>>Smile backYou will be first.
>>31720395>and with lensesis that what we called spectacles in the old empire?>Nodsoon this world shall be mine, these magicless ants are as nothing.
>>31720395Smile and wink.
>>31720494Yes. Spectacles have been around since the 1000s at least, so I thought'd it'd make sense for MC to not be ignorant of glasses.
>>31720395small smile, and a nod.
>>31720494>>31720521>>31720529>>31720535>NodAs with this man Frank, you decide to nod in return. She smiles once more, before returning to her work. With that, you take your cue to enter Samuel’s office. “Pull up a seat and make yourself comfortable. We’ve got to iron out a few things.” You do just, that, taking a seat and slightly slouch on it. “So, Mr. Shai-tan- can I call you Shay?” You glance at Sam, who is noticeably more serious in demeanor now. You notice that even though his tone hasn’t changed, his posture is noticeable more refined. This man is sharper than you initially believed him to be; your battlefield instincts tell you it would do well not to underestimate him.>No>Very well>Write in
>>31720559Yeah, its communist. I'll explain later. >>31720765Just in case anyone thinks otherwise, this is me.
>>31720765>NoLord would be better.
>>31720765>'Shai' would be preferableShay is too girly.
>>31720833I am ok with this
>>31720765"I think we established it was Mr. Arbab."
>>31720765>Sam, who is noticeably more serious in demeanor nowMaybe that's not because this is a business meeting but because he just heard the mysterious new friend LITERALLY NAMED SATAN
>>31720765>Nothen this >>31720934
>>31721033"No. I think we established it was Mr. Arbab."Sam shrugs. “Fair enough. Now, I bet you’re curious on what job I can offer you as well as what you’ll get from this.”“I am.” You reply.“I’ll be quick, since you seem to be the type you value your time. In exchange for taking up my offer, I can offer you money, a house, and some friends. And if you get into some trouble, you have someone who can take the heat off you. I assure you, you’d be making a very intelligent investment.”>First off, what’s with the attitude change?>I don’t want those things, I want an empire.>Write in
>>31721176>>First off, what’s with the attitude change?Biding... biding time....
>>31721176"Sounds good. This will help get me started down the path I walk."
>>31721176>First off, what’s with the attitude change?
>>31721176>>I don’t want those things, I want an empire.
>>31721338I like to think our man knows that we will need to rebuild from the beginning. Getting started from here will let him learn the world and gain power to work off of. So saying this doesn't seem to fit. But that is what i think.
>>31721176>First off, what’s with the attitude change?I feel like the empire bit lacks... SUBTLETY.
>>31721460i'm not sure we're a subtle emperor.
>>31721258>>31721319>>31721460I like giving the loud and in charge option. Its fun.----->First off, what’s with the attitude change?“I suppose it was too obvious. Its not an act by the way, mind you. I really am a fun guy.” He laughs “I just know sometimes you gotta get serious. As for what exactly I need you… well, as you know I do some, er, extra legal activities.”You laugh and Sam adjusts his tie; probably a reflex on his part. “You see.” He begins,” Those people yesterday were sent by a client that didn’t like the deal I offered him. That man is a questionable businessman that’s selling a couple things on the side. The DEA, the enforcers, they don’t like that. They were putting pressure on him.”“And he came to you instead. But he didn’t like what you offered him and tried to force you into a better deal on the count of your life. Which he got away with because you were ‘careless’, as it was.”Sam laughs nervously. “Yeah….So, I need you to pay a visit with to a couple people, get them to, er, re-negotiate a deal.”“Do-able. Give the directions.” You reply. You understand what must be done. Vassals must be cowed into their place.“Nice. You know, you look like you and Frank would get along. However, before you go, tell me ‘bout that magic you do? Any specialities you’re good at?”>Whilst I can understand the curiosity, I must ask, why are you so interested in what I can do? Do you wish to *personally* find out?>You’ll find out>Incineration>Write in
>>31721601Well, you can't make it to "emperor" status without some subterfuge and wits.
>>31721616>>Whilst I can understand the curiosity, I must ask, why are you so interested in what I can do? Do you wish to *personally* find out?
>>31721616>>You’ll find out
>>31721616Lean in real close and grin"Incineration, immolation, electrocution, you name it."
>>31721616>Whilst I can understand the curiosity, I must ask, why are you so interested in what I can do? Do you wish to *personally* find out?
>>31721176So, we accepted his deal in return for telling him about our history. did we actually TELL him about our history already? like the part where we literally conquered the entire planet we are from?
>>31721616>Wide variety, one doesn't conquer the entire world by being a one trick pony.
>>31721881>>31721687maybe mix these?"Incineration, immolation, electrocution, you name it. One doesn't conquer the entire world by being a one trick pony."
>>31721616Let's be mysterious.>You’ll find out
>>31721616Yeah why not i will back this. >>31722040
>>31721637>>31721693Elemental specialist it is, of the attack variety. I must ask, no love for the earth element? Or Water? >Whilst I can understand the curiosity, I must ask, why are you so interested in what I can do? Do you wish to *personally* find out?“Whoa, whoa, keep it in your pants man. I just wanna know what you’re good at so I don’t send you off to do something to do anything you can’t handle.”You snort in response. “How considerate.” You reply. “To answer your question, incineration, immolation, electrocution, you name it. One doesn't conquer the entire world by being a one trick pony."“Right.” Sam replies as you standing up and walk towards the door. “Oh, by the way, when you come back, I really wanna hear your story. That’s part of the deal too. Don’t forget.”“We shall, ‘iron out’ those details later.” “Frank, go with him. You know what to do. Shay, I know that look in your eye! I don’t want you killing the guy, it defeats the purpose of negotiations!”As you walk towards Frank, he signals towards the exit. “After you.”>Very well...>Evil Grin>Write in
>>31722240You can't add a "tion" at the end of death by water or earth.And hydration just sounds lame.
>>31722240>>Write infaget git gud scrub
>>31722240Very well...turn back to Goldman, "As I said before, it's mister Arbab."
>>31722240>I must ask, no love for the earth element? Or Water?I personally prefer both earth and water to the others.Earth lets you build fortifications, rapidly erect shields, tunnel, and typically buff strength. Not to mention sense vibrations to locate beingsWater lets you drown people, or desiccate them, snatch vapor from the air to create your own supply of pure drinking water that hasn't been tampered with, is associated with blood magic, etc.>Elemental specialist it is, of the attack variety. I thought that is just what we are telling him, not what we actually are. As in, we are revealing powers he already knew about instead of new powers he does not
>>31722277That's some good H2O.>>31722240>Evil GrinRemember it's Mr. Arbab and I will remember in turn.
>>31722277That said, I imagine they'd still be in our repertoire
>>31722240"Naturally, cowed vassals are much more useful then corpses"
>>31722277Fair enough. >>31722360No, that's just for me to determine what stats you'll get. I'm not limiting anything in any way.
>>31722277desiccation, it is the process of ripping the water out of someone's body (which is over 70 percent water) leaving them a withered huskyou can also go for exsanguination which is the total removal of all blood from the body.
>>31722428Fucking hell, I really need to pay attention to what the name on my posts are.
>>31722435Damn, I knew there was a word I was forgetting.
>>31722458Eh, the way you write is easy enough to discern, given that you're writing from a place of confidence, whereas we're talking from uncertainty.
>>31722435Saving this for later...Apologies for the writing taking so long. Part 1 of 2.>Remember it's Mr. Arbab and I will remember in turn.Frank rolls his eyes while Sam fervently nods. -------When you exit the door, Sam visually deflates and sighs in relief. “Why do I get the feeling this man is going to be more trouble than he’s worth?” He asked himself, before slamming his head into the desk, causing papers to fly and pens to roll off. Face firmly planted in mahogany wood, the lawyer pressing a button on an intercom. “Jessie, get me a drink.”“The usual?”“Gonna need something a bit stronger. Malt liquor. In a fourty.”“Gotcha. Had a stressful day? Was it our new client?”“Half and half. That man is something. He’s going places, I’ll tell you that.”
>>31723013Part 2 of 2.--------“Get in the car bro. We’re goin’ for a ride.” Frank says.“To visit our vassal I imagine?” You say as you enter the vehicle. It is your second time in such a thing, but you are still amazed with its utility. You make a mental note of getting one as soon as possible, and to learn how to use one.“Heh, vassal. I like that word.” Frank mutters to himself, before replying. “But yeah, we’re gonna visit local businessman Conrad T. Hamilton. Guy runs a couple fast food joints with a couple ‘side businesses’. Drugs, racketeering, smuggling that type of things.”“That sounds like a stable setup.” You don’t know much about any of the things this man, mentions, but you assume it to I assume something mu“Yeah, he made the classic mistake of not paying his taxes. Forgot to pay his taxes and now the IRS, and the DEA are on his ass and his rivals are trying to edge him out of his territory.”“And its all been spiraling out of his control. So, he’s been getting twitchy and attacked the boss.”“And thus we’re here to put him in his place.”“Yep, shake ‘em down, tell him to calm the fuck down. If he gets out of line, bring ‘em back to my boys place for a bit of ‘discipline’. Gotta be careful though. This guy still gotta lot of people watchin’ him.”>No matter>A cornered rat is still a rat>Write in
>>31723041>>A cornered rat is still a rat
>>31723041>you assume it to I assume something mumind clarifying a bit?
>>31722435A few other fun tionsdefenestration - throw someone out a windowdecapitation - cut off headhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AblationDisintegration
>>31723041>A cornered rat is still a ratadd in a hearty chuckle and it's golden
>>31723041>“Yeah, he made the classic mistake of not paying his taxes. Forgot to pay his taxes and now the IRS, and the DEA are on his ass and his rivals are trying to edge him out of his territory.”>“And its all been spiraling out of his control. So, he’s been getting twitchy and attacked the boss.”were these two lines of dialog by the same person? it's confusing.
>>31723081My fault, I'm drunk.It should read "You assume it to mean that he is well off and has stable amounts of income."
>>31723101Mastication, as well.
>>31723135Being drunk is no excuse.But it IS a damned good reason.
>>31723183Its how I get the confidence to write on /tg/. I actually do have a forty ounce bottle of liquor next to my side.
>>31723041>A cornered rat is still a rat
>>31723229Damn, I'd love to have you over on game night.
>>31723126Yes they are both from Frank. I think its time I put down the bottle. >>31723434Nice. ----->A cornered rat is still a rat“A cornered rat is still a rat.” You reply with a hearty chuckle. “Run a spear through it and it dies either way.”Frank roll his eyes. “Oh aight, tough guy. got a spear with you right now?” “No, I’ve a lance.” You say, referring to your arc lightning. Frank doesn’t get the reference, and merely shakes his head. After 10 minutes of driving, the car pulls up to the destination. A large, two story house in what is obviously an upper class suburb. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful, with not a soul in sight. The door opens, with Frank now wearing a ski mask and black gloves. You exit as well, no where near as stealthily dressed, although on Frank’s insistence, you agree to wear a similar pair of black gloves. His talk of ‘fingerprint detection’ leaves you on edge; it was something you never thought would be in usage. “Now, we’re gonna go in through the back and pick the lock. Sneak in nice and easy, before pullin’ up on our guy.” Frank whispers to you.Sneaking has never been your forte; you’ve always prefered to be in the frontline, especially in battle. Be that as it may, you decide to follow the person who has the most experience. As you two begin to make you way back, Frank notices something. One of the nearby houses has turned on their lights. “SHIT! Someone might have found us.” Frank whispers angrily, before pointing to one of the nearby houses. “Fuck it, lets get this done, if we’re lucky they’ll leave us alone.”The man quickly makes his way to the lock, picks in hand. --------Roll d100 for success of lockpicking without being seen. First 5 rolls will be counted, with the anything over 80 ensuring you’re safe. 79-41 and someone investigates the scene. Below 40 and the cops are called.
Rolled 60>>31723894Lockpicking? The fuck is this gay shit? Emperors don't lockpick
Rolled 78>>31723894so you only take the highest of 5?
Rolled 39>>31723922nah, it's frank doing the picking>>31723894rolling
>>31723922I was hoping someone would say that. Secondary options>Intervene in the other house>Shoot off the lock with lightning (will cause a large noise and alert neighbors>write in
Rolled 61>>31723894Rolling>>31723948Most people only take the highest of three.
>>31723894do critfails override? those are always fun as a source of DESPAIR
>>31723980>>Shoot off the lock with lightning (will cause a large noise and alert neighborsThis is a new age.
>>31723980Nah, do it stealthily for now.
>>317239815 is a nice number. 3 is way too quick. >>31723982>do critfails override? those are always fun as a source of DESPAIROf course they do.
Rolled 77>>31723980I figure frank knows best.
>>31723948>>31724033So close.So very close.
>>31724054Indeed. “Oh shit!” Your compatriot whispers as the lock clicks open. A woman has exited her house, intent on investigating the situation. “Yo, lets go right now! She might now have seen shit!”Frank insists on hurrying up with this job, as she might have already alerted the authority, but if she has seen you, she may become a future liability as a witness to your actions. You contemplate what do do, should you follow Frank, or deal with this potential loose end right here and now. Do you:>Follow Frank>Deal with woman >Write in
>>31724127>deal with herif we can set her in the wrong direction, good, but be ready to club her over the head.
>>31724127>>Deal with womanIncinerate
>>31724127>Follow frankAs I said before, he's the one with experience.Plus, incineration would just cause more authorities to look into it.
>>31724127>deal with womanSeems like the most in character option for "Arrogant Evil Magic Overlord Dude"
>>31724213Ehhhh, fine.All the other kids are doing itImmolation it is.
>>31724127>>Deal with womanLightning hands
>>31724127do we have a.... subtle way of killing?or at least, like.stealing her ability to breathe so she faints.
>>31724158>>31724164>>31724237this doesn't necessarily mean killing her. surely we have a non lethal option in arsenal? or a forgetme charm?
>>31724384ooh, i like that one. she can't scream if she can't breath...strangulation. force choke her
>>31724158>>31724164>>31724237You turn in the direction of the investigating woman, before walking off towards her. Frank grabs your arm before you can even take 3 paces. “The hell you doing?”“Dealing with a problem before it hurts us in the future.”“Are you fucking insane?” He replies, no longer even attempting to whisper. If you were still able to sneak away, that chance has passed. The woman is now alerted to your presence and is walking towards you. Before that, she calls out to someone in her house. “Steven! Burglars!” You turn back to Frank, scowling at him. “Let me deal with this.” Frank then lets go of your arms,, flinching pain. “Are you… burning?” He asks, before his eyes widen. You’re arms are now wreathed with flames. “What the hell are you?” He asks, overcome with shock. You grin at his response. “Steven, it looks like arson!” You hear the woman shout. You glance back at Frank, your grin threatening to split your face. “Let me deal with it.”>Cow the witnesses into backing down (roll for success. First 3 apply. Anything above an 70 will get her to back down)>Burn them. >Electrocute them>Write in
>>31724465Cow the witnesses. let's not murder somebody on our sneak-mission. Remember, people are watching this house right now.
Rolled 27>>31724465>>Cow the witnesses into backing down (roll for success. First 3 apply. Anything above an 70 will get her to back down)
Rolled 86>>31724465>>Cow the witnesses into backing down (roll for success. First 3 apply. Anything above an 70 will get her to back down)you see nothing
Rolled 21>>31724465>Cow the witnesses into backing downMaybe shoot a fireball at their feet or something.get them too traumatized to speak about it.
>>31724531well thank god for that roll>Nevermind, just some crazy man with his arms on fire>What?>Nothing, go back to bed
>>31724531YOU NO SEE KROD
>>31724531>>31724570I don't know if you noticed, but I'm on fire.Would you like to be on fire?No?Then I wasn't here.
>>31724620This. This is so perfect.
>>31724465>First 3 apply.Curious.Was the 5 dice from before... FRANK's dice pool? or the his 2 + our 3?
>>31724620anon is right this is pretty perfect. as perfect as a Cell after voring two androids.
>>31724684that would actually be neat.Because by the looks of it, we would have auto-succeeded at burning or electrocuting, however we're not necessarily so good at persuasion.
>>31724684His pool. He's more experienced so he gets a bigger chance to pull it off. Again, I'll specify this in the upcoming pastebin.>>31724620The people have spoken. ------------You throw a small fireball at the feet of the woman, enough to stop her in her tracks. The low intensity of the flames ensures that it goes out almost immediately on impactYou walk up the woman, the flames on your body increasing in heat and intensity every step of the way. As she turns to you she finds herself frozen in fear, and sweating bullets from the heat. Wreathed in flames, you lean in to her personal space, the flames warping your visage into something otherworldly at best.“I don't know if you noticed, but I'm on fire.” You begin. The woman dumbly nods her head. “Would you like to be on fire?” You ask, smiling generously. The woman shakes her head in response. “No? Then I wasn't here.” “Y-yes.” She meekly replies.“Go.” As each word passes you increase the intensity of the flames, from a dull read to a brilliant white, all the while taking care not to actually burn the woman. Upon the last command, she dumbly yet quickly nods in agreement, before turning around and attempting to return home. As she turns, you put out the flames, creating a huge cloud of smoke which you use to cover your own return.Frank, all this time, has been standing in shock and confusion, although his stoic nature doesn’t mean show it as much as Samuel did.You cackle at his confused and shocked expression. >I don’t think I’ll ever tire of that>Do you always make people wait?>Well then, shall we?>Write in
>>31724952>>Do you always make people wait?
>>31724952>Well then, shall we?
>>31724952>>Do you always make people wait?>>Well then, shall we?like nothing happened
I can't wait till the secret cabal of the magickal masquerade tries to crack down on this flagrant public use of magic by an unlicensed sorcerer.
>>31725129And we respond in turn by crushing them under our heal.
>>31725129Not even; wait till you see the Drug lords react to this guy. Remember, the Crack Epidemic is just around the corner, so to speak.
>>31725153What WOULD Al Capone think of a powerful sorcerer?
>>31725182We should totally work together with Al.
>>31725205OP, if this doesn't happen, I shall be severely dissapointed.
>>31725182He'd love it most likely. Its a potentially easy way to even the odds against the federal government and eliminate the competition- if said sorcerer is loyal.
>>31725153...did we just become Snowflame?burning villain of cocaine?
>>31725213Well now, you're a bit later than Al Capone's era...
>>31725217Ok, I must read the comic that this comes from.
>>31725237I'm severely disappointed.Do we know any necromancy?
>>31725265If it makes you feel better, Pablo Escobar is just getting his start. I haven't decided that yet. I feel like necromancy will just be OP in the Cold War, as you can just raise thousands of bodies, equip them with rifles, and ignore logistics for the rest of your campaigns. Feel free to prove me wrong or find some way to balance it out.
>>31725356how about for every certain number of skelies we have to designate a commander unit to mitigate the control instead of just instantly summoning 10,000 skeletons
>>31724952>Well then, shall we?But add on>Or would you like to gawk some more?
>>31725356well, the way I see it, necromancy requires some level of a hivemind, meaning that you can only raise so many at a time before you start losing control of them. Also, a skellington/zombie would:A) not be dextrous, nor intelligent, enough to fire and reload a rifleB) not brace itself properly, and so would be either INCREDIBLY innacurate, or prone to knocking themselves on their asses.They'd be melee combatants in a war of rifles and bombs.their advantages would be: A) not alive, so extremely hardy. can take really any number of bullets, short of literally tearing it to pieces (magically controlled zombies, not virus, so none of that "shoot the head" business)B) be very numerous, and practically self replenishing.C) not particularly care about weather and other conditions. in other words, we could invade russia in the winter, without giving a fuck.
>>31725524mass necromancy doesn't even interest me. it's too easy. lots of quests have used it. this one can be different.
>>31725459Possible, although that runs the issue of finding designated commander and managing them. >>31725524Excellent points. With this, we have excellent scouts and watchdogs, able to survey a large amount of territory, as well as have a cheap, replenishable army. On the other hand, no usage of firearms severely limits their battlefield capacity. At the same time, a couple bombing runs would decimate zombie/skeleton troops.
>>31725636how about regular skelies are just puppets but a commander would require a bound soul either easily maipulated or the soul of a strong/powerful individual to be bound to it for it to be more than just a better made puppet.>then either force to soul to bow to our will or give itself willingly
>>31725629I figured it'd be best used as a scare tactic. supplement our main army with it.Think of it this way, would you shoot at the 900 men with guns, or the 100 skeletons charging you with swords?
>>31725713>>31725724I will take these into account. --------->Well then, shall we?“Well then, shall we? Or would you like to gawk some more?” You nonchalantly say to Frank while gesturing at the door. “How. The. Fuck. Did you. Do that?” He whispers at you.“I’m special.” You dismissively remark. “No seriously.” Frank begins, before you cut him off. “I can do many things. Let us leave it at that for now. We’ve a job to do.” Frank sighs and then shakes his head. “Fine. But I want answers at one point.”“We shall see.” The two quietly enter the spacious house. There appears to be no one home so far, as the area is calm and quiet. The search for Hamilton is swift. Room after room is checked, albeit with the stealth necessary to avoid making another rukus. After sweeping the first floor, the two decide to enter a room with a large door. Process of elimination ensures there is a likely chance it the man is in here. Frank grabs the doorknob and whispers to you. “You wanna go check it out or me?”>You>Frank
>>31725356>I feel like necromancy will just be OP in the Cold War, as you can just raise thousands of bodies, equip them with rifles, and ignore logistics for the rest of your campaigns.Can zombies even handle guns properly?well, if not then they will be massacred by regular soldiers and would be useless
>>31725629I agree about it being a not fun thing to pursue
>>31725888I completely disagree. Stomping things with no effort is pretty fun.
>>31725944as boring as godmoding.
>>31726001Maybe in your shitting opinion.
>>31726006>>31726001>>31725944>>31725888Can we just agree that It's a tactical move, and any army with so much as a mortar would blow them to kingdom come?Cefer to this: >>31725724
>>31726048*marijuana to this
>>31725868>>31725983>You“I shall enter.” You offer, to which Frank replies by opening the door. As you enter the room, ever vigilant of your target, you feel metal grazing upon your head, and hear the sound of a gun cocking. (Not that you recognize it)“Mind telling me what you’re doing on my property at this late at night unintended?” A new voice asks. “We’re visiting.” Replies Frank, in turn brandishing a pistol at the man. “One move and I kill your friend.” The man tersely states. The grip on his gun is tight, and the scowl on his face informs you two that he means business. “You, tell me why you’re here. Are you here to kill me?!”“Am I to presume you are a Mr. Hamilton?” You ask, deciding to humor the man and not fry him here. “Thats what my paper say.” He replies. “Wonderful.”You have found your target, even though he is moments away from killing you. How do you react?>Electrocution>Flames>Creative ways of torturing him [Write in]>Use earth generation to form makeshift armor, attack afterwards>Diplomacy (Roll for this one, need at least 85 to pass. 3 rolls allowed)
>>31726185>>ElectrocutionDon't set anything on fire. Save that for after he's dead.
>>31726048>Can we just agree that It's a tactical movedid you mean to say "bad tactical move"?
>>31726207weren't we NOT supposed to kill him?>>31726185Flames in the face to blind and daze him, step forward, disarm.
>>31726254Now do you mean to have flames right up in his face, or flames ON his face?
>>31726185we need him alive, just break his arm. the one with the weapon in it
>>31726254I believe that the latter would be more effective.Third degree burns never hurt anyone.
>>31726285Shit, meant to link >>31726271How did I fuck that up?
>>31726308Well, Sam might be rather pissed. On the other hand, dat insurance money tho.
>>31726254flames and he pulls the trigger. maybe encase the trigger in ice? (we know what a trigger is since we know crossbows and this is just a funny shaped crossbow)
>>31726345no, pretty sure he'd be too busy trying to put out his burning faceThink of it this way.you're pointing a gun at someone and your face spontaneously combusts, causing you to lose vision, and extreme pain.Even if he does fire, it'll be extremely innacurate.Though, odds are, he'd be too busy with the excruciating pain of a burning face.
Rolled 8>>31726441>what is twitching in pain
>>31726328Light his pants on fire. Flames provoke an instinctual reaction of fear whenever they're near somebody, no matter how hardened they think they are. It's dangerous to make him drop his gun, but safe enough that he won't be seriously hurt before we put it out and chokehold him.
>>31726474>Even if he does fire, it'll be extremely innacurate.A twitch would include arm, body, wrist, and fingers.
Rolled 12>>31726500>Even if he does fire, it'll be extremely innacurate.The barrel is physically touching our skull. point blank.remember that scene in the matrix? dodge this?This is why we dodge faster than he can pull the trigger instead of standing there like a stupid and attacking him causing him to pull the trigger>A twitch would include arm, body, wrist, and fingers.It takes a centimer of a twitch to pull a trigger. if all his muscles twitch thrice as much he would still kill us if he is holding the barrel to our skull
>>31726254>>317264882 for Flames. Now the real question: Where do we burn?1) His balls2) His face
>>31726514ah, shit, I missed that when I was reading it. never mind then.
>>31726535I was more thinking the leg of his pants, really.
>>31726552That's not as fun and humiliating, but I'll let it slide because railroading is a cardinal sin.
>>31726535Balls.If only for the humor factor.Here's to hoping he tries to smack it out.
>>31726635I can go for this.
>>31726635Hair it is!You snap your fingers. Nothing immediately happens, but Hamilton grips his gun even tighter. “I’m not fuckin aro-- AH!”The man screams in pain upon realizing what is happening- his hair has been set on fire.In his moment of pain, you take advantage and quickly put your fist in his stomach, punting him across several meters into the wall, leaving spider cracks in your wake.Afterwards, you blast him with water to douse out the flames- Sam would get angry if he died. “Damn son.” You hear Frank remark. “Fucking magic.”“Bring him down, our job’s not done till the delivery is finished.”>Nod and then follow>One moment please, let me speak to this man [Extortion option]>Write in
>>31726784>One moment please, let me speak to this man [Extortion option]also, ask how this weapon of his works, so that we may fuck up its firing mechanism.
>>31726830>One moment please, let me speak to this man [Extortion option]Duly noted. Ok, that'll be it for today. The answer will be acted upon in the next update. Feel free to ask questions now about the setting and characters
>>31726872Do you have a twitter that you could use for updates?
>>31726872Question as to how much Earth's world map resembles our old world map's continents.
>>31727376Most of it isn't *that* different. Although there are a few changes here and there. Examples would be the French still own Algeria, the United Arab Republic still exists, Greece went communist and Australia annexed Papa New Guinea.
If I might, may I receive some feedback on the story and writing thus far?
>>31731294Keep doing what you're doing, it's good.I am not a critic
>>31726872When will start our conquest spree?
>>31735474First you gotta get the money before you get the power.
>>31737589well, one of the options we came up with was to learn some about this world, earn our fake papers and enough money for a plane ticket for some third worlds country with a bunch of warlords. Become a local warlord and start conquering the fun way. So, not that much money actually needed for that
>>31737806Well that *is* one option, but you'd likely still need money if you're going to develop said country in order to build up a military and expand. Although there is the always the corporation or the politician route, among other things.
>>31737882Oh yea, tons of options. Go politician and get elected to high office. (if only by manipulating your opponents to make sure you are the lesser of two evils from the two candidates people are allowed to vote for)Go megacorp stealing tech from other corps and assassinating their leaders with magic (everyone KNOWS magic is impossible, rotten luck for him to have been hit by lightening/hail).Climb up government ranks (either civil, military, and secret service) and perform a coup.Join/start a mercenary unit and build up power until you can start conquering countries.Pretend to be jesus or muhammad reborn and start a theocracy with you as the prophet.so many options to choose from...
>>31737973>Implying we can't be the Prophet reborn in the shithole countriesIf there's one thing the middle east is good for, it's manufacturing religions.
>>31737973I like the way you think. Or my personal favorite, form your own International bloc, with black jack, hookers and nukes. Win the Cold War the old fashioned way.
>>31738154well, obviously that's the endgame there. Nobody's arguing that point. We're doing semantics about how we get to that point.
>>31737973>Go megacorp stealing tech from other corps and assassinating their leaders with magic (everyone KNOWS magic is impossible, rotten luck for him to have been hit by lightening/hail).I like this one.Whoops damn shame that my megacorp rival accidently slipped and fell into an open sewer cover and cracked his head open. What was that black ice doing there? It's 70 degrees outside for the past week.
>>31738153>Implying we can't be the Prophet reborn in the shithole countriesI did not in any way imply that these plans are all mutually exclusive. You can do each one on its own. or you can combine several of them.
>>31738187Indeed. >>31738216And thank you President Rumsfeld for your extensive pro business policies.
>>31738216Texas? I like the idea of back that plan be for all we know magic does happen here and only a few know of it.
>>31738154>Or my personal favorite, form your own International bloc, with black jack, hookers and nukes. Win the Cold War the old fashioned way.That would be an endgame thing to do once we have a decent sized nation. My plans were all for methods to go from "random illegal immigrant with no money, no education (that is accepted anywhere on earth), no minions" to ruling a nation.
>>31738216>>31738256clap clap clap... ok, this is now my favorite route if only to see the hilarious hijinks we can pull with this
>>31738302I'll give you a couple hints of what's to come should you follow this route. As the years pass, the Rumsfeld Administration will pass laws that allow for massive amounts of privatization and deregulation, giving businesses will get a hell of a lot more leeway. As such, NASA gets on the chopping block.
>>31738563We can privatize THE MOON?>Bueno.jpg
>>31738563>As such, NASA gets on the chopping block.>We steal all their tech>We keep tech secret while selling rocket boosts to space for satellites and space stations and the like to world power>We put back doors into orbital weapon platforms owned by government, as well as putting our own orbital weapon platforms in spaceI want an ion cannon
>>31738927>We put back doors into orbital weapon platforms owned by governmentactually, make it put back doors into everything.Communication satellites are most common satellites, we now have a hardware tap on the world's communications.Of course we might have competitors from other countries who need accidents to happen to them...
>>31738955Reminder: The Soviets have their own separate system down to a completely different internet.
>>31739112Obviously we would have to sabotage those somehow :)
>>31739133I feel that as a QM I should look out for you guys instead of actively trying to sabotage unlike some people.
>>31739194I am not sure what you are saying in this post
>>31739256Basically, I like to remind guys of any potential pitfalls in a plan/idea instead of being an asshole and keeping quiet so you guys fuck up.
>>31739133>:)>Emoticons>On an imageboard