Welcome back to Golem Quest! Previously you had learned how to apply basic enchantments on items, and had even created and animated a golem companion for yourself. You were just getting ready to test your companion out when Tomas alerted you to a nearby village being attacked!Common Commands:Syntax: Command: Subject>Navigate:>Explore:>Learn:>Experiment:>Attack:>Speak:Now, you have just stepped to the base of the small mountain, golem at your side, and Tomas is standing breathless before you. What do you do?
>>32338984>Speak: TomasAttacked? By what?
>>32339109Second. We need info.
>Speak: Tomas"Attacked? By what?"Tomas breathes, and then, "Bandits. Slavers. Almost a score of them. Tankred, you have to help them!"
>>32339109Sounds good to me, as well.
>>32338984>Experiment: TomasSexually.Okay no what >>32339109 said.
>>32339250How far is the town?Remember, we're slow as fuck.
>>32339265Surely, SURELY we have a tool for that somewhere.
>>32339250>Navigate: TownShow me the way Tomas. I shall do all I can.
>>32339250>Navigate:TownTankred will Purge.
>>32339383Tankred and Tankred II, you mean.
>>32339397Nah, there can be only One Tankred. We'll need to name the other golems. Maybe carve it into them like a nametag.
>>32339397Not really Tankred II, more like Tankred's other fists. We multiple now.
>>32339418No, they are all Tankred. An extension of his will. The Tankred Corps.
>Navigate:Town>Speak: Question"Lead me, Tomas. I shall do all I can."Tomas nods quickly and leads you forward. Unfortunately, your focus slows you to a relative crawl. "Tomas, how far must we travel?""At our current speed it will take at least an hour. I hope they can hold out until then."The hour passes, and your trio makes it to the village after an achingly long period of time. As you arrive, the village is in flames and you see a dozen villagers tied in a makeshift chain-gang. You see a half dozen bandits, armed with blades for the most part, as well as fitted in leather armor.What do you do?>Attack: Dual Attack>Attack: Send Golem>Hail: Bandits>Plan:Tomas>Write-In
>>32339541>>Hail: BanditsYou have 10 seconds to release your prisoners and leave. Failure to comply will lead to summary Judgement.
>>32339541>Plan:TomasSee what kind of magic he knows. Need to cause a distraction to help even the odds. Luckily neither their blades, nor leather will be much help against Stone Golems.
>>32339541>>Plan:Tomaswe probably shouldn't talk to other people than Tomas. officially we're non sapient after all.
>>32339541Darn, and we didn't craft weapons yet, did we. We're really good at those.
>Plan:Tomas"Tomas, what types of magic can you use?"Tomas frowns, "I have never really used my magic for combat... but I guess I am most proficient with elemental magic. My two strongest elements are earth and fire. So I can support you at range and alter the terrain slightly. Nothing too big though." The bandits out front don't seem to be moving. Note that these are the only ones you can see as they are on the outside of town. There are most likely more within the town.What do you do now?
>>32339596I like this.We copbot.
>>32339884I thought there were another 14 of them yeah.Flank them with the two golem bodies. Smash their heads in.
>>32339884Tell Tomas to stay out of sight and just try to support when he can. Purge the bandits with all four of our fists.
>>32339884I mean>Attack: Dual Attack
>>32339884>speak:TomasShould it come to blows, your support would be appreciated.Approach the bandits and >>32339596
>>32339939Oh for the love of god they just swooped in and enslaved villagers.No diplomancing them before killing.
>>32339884>Attack: Dual AttackWe must be swift. Its likely there are more in the village proper.
time to roll 1d100 + 10 for combat?
>>32339959Either way we're gonna be killing them.I'm just making some set up.
>>32340031We need to surprise them, not give them a chance to call for help.
>>32340031We shouldn't even be talking. We're a supposedly nonsapient golem.And all the setup we need is our fists in their brains.
>Attack: Dual Attack Roll 1d100. I'll figure in modifiers myself. I'll need 6 rolls. First three for you, second three for Lefty.
>>32340072Why would pretending to be nonsapient benefit us? Stand up for your rights, fellow androliths! You have nothing to lose but your chains!
Rolled 96>>32340114What are the rules for critfails?
Rolled 82>>32340114Here we go!
>>32340119Enemies will seek out our nonexistent creator as the weak link. They will not think one golem is more special to target than the others.
Rolled 15>>32340114Rerolling.Maybe next time you could ask for three rolls of 2d100, or Xd100, where X is the number of golem bodies in play.
>>32340140Critfails are subjective to the roll, but in combat a critfail causes an automatic failure to hit, and at my discretion a penalty for the rest of combat.
>>32340229Well, we Tankred Smash'd the shit out of one of them, at least.
>>32340259Or Lefty did for us, rather.
>>32340229>>32340140Lefty, tankred, you may not be combat specced, but god damn.
Tankred rolled: 106Lefty rolled: 109Your large pair rumbles forward, surprising the bandits as you rush forward, even with your slow speed catching them offguard. Each of you slams a bandit into the ground with a large stony fist. As each of you draw back up to your full height, you know that each bandit is not moving. Various rounds of expletives rebound from the reduced bandits, and even the villagers look terrified. One bandit begins to back away toward the village. He's going to alert the others! The other three draw their blades. Not a very smart bunch it seems.What do you do?>Fight: Combat>Fight: Entrap (Stop the bandit from running)>Other?For the fight options the first 3 d100s will count. I'll just keep track of Lefty for now.
Rolled 39>>32340375>Fight: Entrap (Stop the bandit from running)Here we go!
Rolled 22>>32340375>>Fight: Entrap (Stop the bandit from running)Divide and conquer and all that jazz
>>32340375>Fight: Entrap (Stop the bandit from running)
>>32340375Do you want us to roll in our votes or do that after a choice is decided?
Rolled 79>>32340375oh right roll
>>32340454Roll during the votes. The winning choice will use the rolls of its voters.
>>32340494So rolls for the losing votes will be ignored?
>>32340508Unless the votes for the winning choice don't have 3 or more rolls, such as a 2-1 win, yes they will be ignored.
>>32340537flaw:people will all change their minds as soon as they see one post roll a 100. or change their minds and vote for anything but the vote that the guy who rolled a nat1 voted for.even if you take the first 3 rolls indiscriminately, people may wait to decide to pick the choice with the highest DC that the known rolls will still pass.
Tankred: 89Lefty: 65You use your wingman to catch the scrambling bandit rather easily while you slug another bandit. The runner is barely caught, but he's caught tight by the leg and dragged back. The other two try their best to cut into your stony hide, but fail miserably as one is caught in the face by a firey projectile and drops. The final bandit drops his blade and falls to the ground, begging for mercy. What do you do? >Mercy: Free the captives, bind the survivors>Execution: Crush the bandits>Other?
>>32340578What this guy said. It'll influence the vote that way.
>>32340578Oh, wow, I hadn't thought of that. Alright. If I call for a vote where one requires a DC, please roll when you vote even if you don't choose a roll-dependent option. First three will be totaled in the event of the DC or Combat choice being chosen.
>>32340677>Mercy: Free the captives, bind the survivors
>>32340677>>Mercy: Free the captives, bind the survivorsAsk where the other bandits in need of Purging are.
>>32340677>>Execution: Crush the banditsMercy File Not Found.
>>32340677>Mercy: Free the captives, bind the survivors>Speech: Where are the others?
>>32340721>Ask where the other bandits in need of Purging are.We know where they are. in the village. we don't need anything he knows.also flaw with Mercy plan: battle isn't over. where are we gonna keep him when we run off to kill his buddies?
>>32340744We're binding him and freeing the survivors, did you not read?Also 'in the village' is a pretty big area. I'm hoping he can point out other small concentrations of bandits to Smash.
>>32340721>Ask where the other bandits in need of Purging are.Wait don't.No speaking. Stay silent.
>>32340799You're really determined to stay in the closet, aren't you?Well tough luck. We're being loud and proud.
>>32340703But that ties in to the third line.>even if you take the first 3 rolls indiscriminately, people may wait to decide to pick the choice with the highest DC that the known rolls will still pass.There will be people able to vote knowing the dice result is already determined.
>>32340833I don't see any point in that.>>32340775Right, I'm tired. Also the plural "survivors" confused me.
>>32340844I see what you mean. Well, I guess I should go with what limits metagaming, rather than expediting gameplay. I understand. Roll after a vote is resolved. Thanks for the input, anon.
>>32340874Not living a lie is point enough.
>>32340677>Mercy: Free the captives, bind the survivorsMaybe we could use the bandits as labor?
>>32340960>enslaving slaversWho is the real villain?
>>32340985Definitely not the guy who smashes annoying philosophers with gigantic stone fists.
>Mercy: Free the captives, bind the survivors>Speech: Where are the others?You use Lefty to hold the bandit in place as you free each of the villagers. They thank you quietly as you do so, their shock having faded, though they don't stand near you as you recycle their bindings to use on the bandit. "Where are the others?" You ask."Tryin' to get into th' church! Th' priests are hol'd up in there protectin' the other villagers! Please, let me live." The man snivels.Tomas trots up from where he was hiding. "Woah! Good job!" What do you do?>Speak: Villagers>Speak: Tomas>Search:Village:Bandits>Other?
>>32341021>Speak: Tomas>Search:Village:BanditsWe must hurry to the Church. That's where the others are.
>>32341021>>Speak: Tomas (or villagers)Where is the church? Then make best speed to it.
inb4 priests find golem heretical.
>>32340985The loser, generally.Gotta love white-washed history.
>>32341169Inb4 "what're they gonna do, slap us with a bible?"
>>32341275I would LOVE to see a priest attempting to slap an enormous stone golem with a bible.I would pay to see that.
>>32341021>Speak: TomasLead the way to the church.>Search:Village:BanditsHave lefty patrol the city for more bandits after we get to the church.
>Speak: Tomas>Search:Village:Bandits"Tomas, where is the church?"He quickly gives you directions, before he begins to tend to the villagers, who are now staring at you and muttering to each other. "I'll catch up, go and clean up the rest of this scum."You begin to move as quickly as you can through the village. On your way to the church you find a few looters, who are dealt with quite easily as they are each found alone. After you get to the church, you have eliminated 10 bandits, including the first six."C'mon Mr. Mayorman, let us in! If you do, we'll make sure you and your village is put to work somewhere comfy!" What you assume to be the bandit leader is currently pounding on the church door, with seven other men sneering and chattering behind him, playing with their blades. The bandit leader has a wicked mace laid on his shoulder, and he stands a full foot over the other bandits. He has short tusks protruding from his lower jaw and his skin has a grey hue to it. A word springs to mind, unbidden, Orc. You had read about them briefly when you first awoke.What do you do?>Attack:Surprise>Attack: Flank>Other?
>>32341447>Attack:SurpriseI'd rather get the jump on them then worry about one running.
Remember, rolls are now done after voting has been resolved. I will prompt rolling.
>>32341447Attack: surpriseHey, guess what guys! FIST.
>>32341447>Other?Why not both? Sneak attack with lefty, then we move to the flank while they engage.
>>32341447>>Attack:SurpriseLets stay close enough to lefty that we can support ourselves.
>Attack:SurpriseRoll 1d100 please. I'll take the best of the first three.
Rolled 20>>32341835Here we go!
Rolled 15>>32341835Ere we go
Rolled 75>>32341835IM GONNA WRECK IT!
Tankred: 58Lefty: 30The two of you charge the unsuspecting bandits. While you collide with one and send him sprawling, he's not out just yet. Lefty isn't so lucky, and misses his target. "What in the Hells?" The bandits form up in a skirmishing formation. "Stone things. You're not getting my meal ticket. Get'm boys!"Roll 1d100 here. First three once more.
Rolled 93>>32341989Here we go! Again!
Rolled 76>>32341989Smash? Smash.
Tankred: 103Lefty: CRITYou clash. And unfortunately for the fleshlings. Stone beats flesh. You go to town, smashing two men to the ground easily. You send Lefty directly after the leader, who bulls through four men and grabs the bandit leader's face with his hand and smashes it into the ground repeatedly. After three smashes, the leader's body goes limp, and Lefty lets go. The body is mangled, so much so that the remaining five immediately surrender and drop to their knees.You feel an odd twinge in your head, though it clears swiftly as you focus on the bandits and round them up in a small circle.What do you do?
>>32342189Ask the bandits how many were in their gang when they attackedKnock on the church door politely and tell the people inside that there are five bandits in need of restraint.
>>32342189>Speech: BanditsAsk if there are others.>Speech: Townspeople.Inform them that these bandits have been defeated and need restraining.
>>32342189Have lefty secure the bandits in chains and take them back to Tomas and the others.>>32342256then this.
>>32342256>knock on the doorYou know it's gonna break.
>>32342493I did say politely. We're a crafting golem, we should have the control to pull that off.
>>32342189Its obvious we don't have the whole story here. We should clear the village of bandits before returning to talk.
>Speak:Bandits"Where are the rest of you?" You ask.Through much groveling and begging you learn that there are only the four others scavenging and the six on the south side of town. Following this, you knock lightly on the church door. "There are a five individuals out here in need of restraint." You wait, and after a minute, presumably after they peeked through a keyhole or other sort of observance, the doors open and you see a small crowd within. Quickly, a few men rope up the bandits. A man approaches you, who seems to be slightly better dressed than the rest of the crowd. "Erm... thank you, sir golem. How can we repay you for this service to our town?" He wipes his sweaty brow, smiling at you tentatively.The villagers are merry in the fact that the bandits are defeated, but they give you a wide berth nonetheless. They're happy, but still cautious.What do you do?
>>32342550Speak:To better dressed manReturn to the building and lock it. The village is not yet free of bandits. Make sure they are bound securely and have your most able bodied guard them.
>>32342550No repayment necessary. Tomas asked for my help and I am happy to assist a friend. I do hope that you'll look favorably on me returning to the village in the future to trade or learn from the people here.I can't think of anything the townspeople have that we want or need currently, so trying to build up the goodwill
>>32342550>the six on the south side of town. Are these the ones we already defeated? Just want to be sure we're not letting them go crazy.>Speak: Well-dressed ManI do not require anything immediately. However, I reside with Tomas in the late wizard's tower, and would appreciate any resources you could spare.
>>32342628Im pretty sure we got rid of them all. we killed 10 on the way to the chruch. The six with Thomas and for scavengers.
>>32342628Wait, what? The bandits at the church confirmed we got them all.
>>32342550No payment besides honest customers.
You approached from the south, yes. So if you believe the bandits, your job is done.
>>32342550No payment is needed.Patrol the town for any more bandits, and take the ones we have back to Tomas.
JUST looked at the QTG, and noticed there was something I needed to put in here again. I have made a twitter, here: https://twitter.com/GolemQuestAnother thing mentioned is that I do not post archives in the OP, I will start doing that.
>>32342690Do a few sweeps to ensure there are no remaining bandits. If its a worth doing, its a job worth doing right.
>>32342721Why would we take the bandits back to a kid when the highest authority in the village already has custody of them?
>>32342858forced laborWe could start up a quarry to get more stone and make more golems.
>>32342888Ooooor, we could make flesh golems.Just sayin'
>>32342907Yea, but we already know how to make stone golems, and I think they would be much more durable in combat.Once we have enough golems to run the quarry THEN we can make some flesh golems.
"No payment is needed, just open minds." You respond. "Please stay inside and remain cautious, there may yet be bandits about. I will return when the area is safe." You caution the villagers. They look a little suspicious and talk amongst themselves, but reason wins out. Why would the golem save them, and then deceive them? They follow your request and bring the bound bandits into the church with them, locking the door behind them. You ready yourself with the mace of the bandit leader, weighing it in your hand easily. It isn't sized for you, but is better than your fist for now. Ready, you set out to patrol the village.--END--That's it for the night folks. I should be able to run again tomorrow, same time, same place. However I'd like to thank all of the helpful anons who have helped me over this week getting into the role of QM proper.I'd like to ask a few questions of you all, if you don't mind. Feel free to ask any back. 1. What do you think I could do to improve Golem Quest? I mean in my prose, my presentation of the options, or even just what I put into the OP. Note I will be posting the archives and Twitter in the OP from now on.2. What would you like this quest to evolve into? A civ? Adventure? Anything else?
>>32342907>>32342932I'm not going to bring morality into this, since we're technically a fantasy robot that feasibly has no emotions anyway.Instead, let me ask you this:What niche do flesh golems fill that the other types wouldn't?
>>32342954Waifubots for our allies
>>32342945Personally, I'm leaning more towards a Civ or something than an adventure. We were built to build things, so let's build the best things.I won't say no to some adventure elements though.
>>32342745Cool. You should also put the twitter in the OP though, just so new guys know about it. Some QMs don't use it so if you don't link it they will assume you just don't have one.
>>323429451. I'd suggest making a short post when you're done counting votes saying what option won. It lets players know what's going on and just makes everything flow better.2.I'm interested in expanding our ability to control other golems into just straight up sharing consciousness across multiple bodies. After that, probably civ stuff? We're a crafter golem so we'll be able to supercharge the logistics of any polity we're allied with.
>>32342954More dexterous, they can do stuff like organize books.Also, they're fucking horrifying.
>>32342945I just had this brainstorm of running a hybrid of civ and adventure along the vein of X-Com. Then I realized the toll on OP and I tossed it out the window. You need something powerful to drive that quest.Adventuring party for another arc or two before settling down into a civilization. If our civilization gets lost our backup plan goes into action and we have a golem adventure for awhile before starting a civilization. Repeat.
>>32342945I like the idea of a civ.But from the view of our golem, not from an overhead view. You know what I mean?
>>32343015Thank you for giving me a better answer than >>32342961 did.Still don't want to prioritize them, but at least I can see a reason for them.And I suppose, we wouldn't be a true builder if we didn't make at least one as a test.
>>32343033Works for me.
>>32343035Yep.Also, I imagine they'd be easier to change on the go. Less solid building material, much easier to meld.
>>32343008I'll try and keep that in mind in the future. I have noticed it get a little chaotic when I started to do more free-form choices in the last two threads. That might help. >>32343033That sounds like a fun idea for a quest, but I'm having trouble enough writing stuff for the ad-hoc system I'm making for this. >>32343034I do, and if it goes civ it's exactly how I'd do it.
>>32342945I like it so far, and am curious as to our origin. I can't help but be reminded of 9 and wonder if we were a mix-up in the crafting process or some kind of attempt at immortality. In any case, I figured we would be making more golems and building the wizard tower up into a decent sized fort, and maybe even annexing the town under our protection and leadership. Maybe spreading out even further after that, who knows?
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>>32343085>I'm having trouble enough writing stuff for the ad-hoc system I'm making for this.Man, don't I know it. I'm in the same boat as you right now, and I'm stuck wishing I had made more of a proper system before hand. Trust me, it's worth it in the end to plan out the crunch, even if it's light on the details.
>>32343182The problem is that I have only really been exposed to d20, so the only points of reference I have are there. I'll work through it, however.
>>32343225You may want to read through dungeon world at some point. The way they structure their narrative can be easily adapted to quests.
>>32343265I'll take a look at it, thanks!
>>32343225The DCs are easy to make up on the fly, it's the resource and time costs to make and maintain things that take all the effort. I would recommend getting to know your way around excel, and setting up the costs of various kinds of golems, upgrades and buildings early on. Trust me.Looking forward to the next thread, man. Thank's for running.
>>32343316May I suggest looking into Ars Magica sometime?
>>32343756I'll give it a look!
>>32343784The 4th edition pdf is free for download and it has the best magic system I have ever seen.