Big Changes Quest Thread 17Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigChangesQuestRules, Character Sheet, & extras http://pastebin.com/u/QuestMasterGyojiArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Big%20Changes%20QuestWith sudden jolt you awaken at the foot of your couch amid a crumpled heap of your own parts. A tangle of yourself, your arms and legs are all uneven in mass and length, and stretches of wild long and short hair stretching out and over your living room including your now broken coffee table.Your body thrums with the sound of a distant song. It is making it difficult to focus, and your body seems to be in a constant state of mass shifting flux, a pool of a the red and black forming around you as it seeps from random portions of your skin. Your jeans hang loosely from your frame in tatters, your tank top is soaked through with sweat.The last thing you remember is waking up in the middle of the night, your head in Hanako’s lap, and being beset by music and the vision of searching eyes on every screen you could see as they came to life and then the world went dark. Whatever it was, it was dreamless, and now you are out of sorts in a way you have never been before. Hanako is asleep, fallen on her side on the couch. There is a blissful look on her face, a relief on her features despite yesterday’s tension.She stirs, is she waking up? She can’t see you like this!You are Tsubasa Campbell, and because of science beyond the understanding of mankind you are something more than human. Last night you were kissed by a girl and you liked it, before she and her pudge broke your coffee table.
>>33031677>Scramble to the bathroom and get out of sight>Try to snap yourself back to your baseline shape, though that song has the red and black behaving strangely.>Attempt to Invoke “Everything is perfectly fine,” you don’t want too...you don’t want to alter how she thinks...but what else can you do?>Stay, try to explain what’s going on. She’ll have to find out sooner or later.>Stay, put a hand over her eyes and brace her, then try to explain to her what’s going on.>Other
>>33031695>Try to snap yourself back to your baseline shape, though that song has the red and black behaving strangely.>Stay, try to explain what’s going on. She’ll have to find out sooner or later.Do the second if the first doesn't work.
Guess tonight is full of big name player drawing quests. Extending Voting period
>>33031695>Stay, put a hand over her eyes and brace her, then try to explain to her what’s going on.
>>33032284This was me
>>33031677Alright, caught up with last thread.. Let's see..>>33031695>Try to snap yourself back to your baseline shape, though that song has the red and black behaving strangely.>Stay, put a hand over her eyes and brace her, then try to explain to her what’s going on.Waking up literally tangled up, interesting start to the day.Even if we can pull it together, we need to chat more deeply with her about our.. situation.
>>33032284It might also just be taking a while for people to trickle in, I only noticed because I saw the OP pic in the catalog.
>>33031956 hereChange the second half of my vote to hands over eyes, not like it's a major difference anyway.
>>33032443Gyoji's good at twitter notification, if you want to keep track that way.I was busy last time though, so I had to speed-read the last thread first.
>>33032443We have a Quest Twitter, Post new threads in QTG, and on the tweets relevant to when there is a thread I use the thread hashtag
>>33032498I try to stay away from QTG. 'Tis a silly place.
>>33032498>>33032485I'll go follow your twitter, then.You might not want to post threads in QTG, doing that might draw a troll or two.
>>33032570>You might not want to post threads in QTG, doing that might draw a troll or two.Hasn't been an issue so far, in fact they mostly seem to leave me be...except for the nomination of being an Imouto.
Looks like we're going to try and snap back to normal and cover her eyes.Give me a hard roll. Difficulty 12. 21d6 dice pool.Best of first three rolls.
Rolled 6, 4, 2, 4, 5, 2, 4, 5, 6, 5, 1, 5, 1, 5, 2, 4, 3, 5, 4, 3, 6 = 82>>33032632You are the best Imouto.And it was just a warning, Golem Quest got trolled pretty hard by QTG, enough that OP called the thread early and hasn't updated since.As long as you ignore obviously retarded write-ins it'll probably be fine.>>33032795>Difficulty 12Fuck.
Rolled 1, 1, 4, 2, 4, 2, 3, 1, 5, 5, 5, 1, 1, 6, 1, 6, 2, 2, 4, 6, 5 = 67>>33032795
Rolled 2, 3, 2, 5, 3, 5, 2, 3, 1, 2, 5, 1, 5, 2, 2, 6, 4, 5, 4, 1, 4 = 67>>33032795Go go imouto dice!
1 Degree of success.You can bank it, or use it to describe or define an aspect of the scene I am about to write.Also,>What are you going to say to Hanako?
>>33033011>Define aspect: Hanako is trustingand>What are you going to say to Hanako?"Okay, Hanako? Ummm.... something's happened and I'm not quite sure how to explain it. Just please don't freak out. It's a little bit.... weird.
>>33033011>define an aspect of the scene I am about to write.That she takes it as well as possible.>>What are you going to say to Hanako?"Hanako, we are friends.. and maybe we will be more, but we need to talk about something I've been struggling to figure out how to tell my friends, and I've been dancing around it for awhile. Before we get any closer, you need to know if you want to get mixed up in what other changes I've been dealing with since the accident.. Big changes.."
>>33033011I saw bank it, and try to explain what's happening to us and our body.
>>33033011Define aspect: Something to calm Hanako, she's already stressed enough and us being half goo won't help that.Explain about our powers and whats going on.
>>33033358We hit success, so I don't think we'll be half goo.
>>33033515Which was pretty lucky. We had to beat a 12!
Kinda a shame, I wanted to tell Kaito first. Never got much support for it.At least we can tell him we wanted to trade secrets back at the time.I'll lay a solid wager that the situation with Hitomi is what has had him all twisted up.
>>33033011>Use it to describeTrusting>what say"Hanako, you were right in that what's been happening to me is more than just my body growing to what it should have been. I'll try to explain as much as I currently understand what's happening to my body."
>>33033677It was Hitomi who noticed something strange.
>>33033870Really? I could have sworn Hanako mentioned the incredible growth spurt as well, complaining about how we were more stacked than her now, as well as keeping our pudge in check.Come to think of it, would it be possible to give her a nanite colony whose only job is to keep her metabolism high so that she can lose weight more easily?
>>33033915Oh, she did, but it wasn't as accusatory as Hitomi's observation at the party.
>>33033915I would refrain from giving our friends unknown ancient (Possibly alien and deadly) nanobots to them for petty reasons as weight loss
>>33033915And make her a target for anything that wants to eat/study nano colonies?
>>33033944>petty reasons as weight lossDiabetes and the health risks from being overweight are not petty; they can strike earlier than you might think.
>>33033915Hitomi recognized that something more was up. We did reveal to her that Micro Mori seemed suspicious and had bought the hospital. She didn't pry further.We've been bad at opening up so far, getting close, and then backing off several times now.
>>33034017Well you have to admit, telling your friends that you gained superpowers, that there's a crazed cult who think you're a Goddess, giant deadly nanobot infested kaijuu running amok and a wealthy, powerful and mysterious corporation trying to get your support is... difficult to explain
>>33034079>giant deadly nanobot infested kaijuu running amokThat was actually on world news, what with the Vegas Incident, and this most recent kaiju attack.
>>33034008Are you forgetting the danger of the organizations that would want to rip her open and dissect her? The kaiju that want to eat her? The nanites possibly rejecting and harming her?Seriously, she barely even qualifies as being slightly pudgy.Also, captcha: Peximer ReedI know my superhero name would be now.
>>33034130Mostly she's pudgy by Japanese standards, on top of already having a naturally generous figure.
>>33034119Well, I was thinking all the combination in my previous post and explaining how we're fighting aforementioned kaijuu
>>33034184Explain what pudgy by Japanese standards means.I think it means 'has a nonzero amount of body fat', but I could be wrong.
>>33034256Around 30% bodyfat for a women?
>>33034294What? Why did you add a question mark?Do you know, or are you guessing?I'm just going to assume it's a 'played for laughs' thing and not actually unattractive or a health risk.
>>33034256 She fluctuates around 100% but is a bit heavier in the chest and bottom. Really if anyone had kneeled on top of that coffee table other than pre-accident Tsubasa it would have been a bad time.
>>33034350Just a guess, it's a joke.I thought it'd be funny. I mean, North America is on the pretty heavy side. I think half the population is overweight at least. With a third being obese?
>>33034379 her low point on that chart, made on 2chan I believe to better define the perimeters of "marshmallow girls" is about 80%
>>33034415>>33034379So, basically, she isn't an unattractive level of pudgy and doesn't have any abnormal health risks.
>>33034415>Japan's standards for fatThat's just terrible.They even think our Godzilla is fat.
>>33034637Godzilla looked strangely cuddly and cute when I watched the movie.
Calming yourself from the near panic that grasps at you, you feel the practically vibrating components of your being and pull them inward. Your hair retreats, shortening in length back into your scalp. The loose and small or oversized limbs right themselves and untwist in a searing pain that you set your jaw against and suffer through. Your musculature and skeletal structure return to their primary state, locking into the optimized molecular structure you cultivated early on amid your myriad changes.By the time it’s nearly done, you shoot a hand over a waking Hanako’s eyes as a thin gasp of pain escapes your lips. She murmurs in confusion as sleep final escapes her embrace and bleary words slip past her lips.If this is going to go anywhere, and you want to see wherever or whatever that is, you can’t hide this from her. “Huh, what’s going on,” realization and memory find her, “Oh! Tsubasa-chan? Is that you?”“Yeah, Hanako,” you breath deeply as the last of the red and black withdraws from your floor and flattens against your skin, fading from sight, “its me,”Withdrawing your hand, Hanako looks down at you and smiles softly and happily. Its a weary smile, given the circumstances that propelled last night into happening it is not surprising.“Did you roll off the couch? You sleep in a high loft, it would have probably sucked if you fell from there instead,” she giggles in a faux scolding manner, “Hey, what happened to your pants?”“No...Hanako. Listen, this is going to be difficult to explain, so please just keep an open mind,” you struggle for a moment beneath her growing confusion, “We’re friends, and maybe we will be something more, but we need to talk about something first. I’ve been dancing around it for a few weeks, struggling with it even,”
>>33035131She is anxious and worried at your words. Her eyes glance over to the ruined table in slight worry before she composes herself and steadies her own suddenly staggered breath. You rest a calming hand on her own as she sets herself upright on the couch and rubs the sleep from her eyes with her free hand. She finds purchase and focuses on that for a moment.“I’m here and listening,” she seems a bit worried, “is there someone else you have feelings for? I- no, sorry, I didn’t mean to keep talking. Go on,”“You know I’ve been going through some big life changes since the accident,” you look away trying to find the words, “finally growing up, I guess its a fringe benefit of what happened. I...I should have died that day,”Raising a hand you lay it between your breasts and inhale sharply. The phantom pain of the shrapnel that pinned you to the sliding door beats with the silent bass line of the song still coursing through you, your heart beginning to match it’s rhythm.“All my old scars healed over in the time I was out of it, along with the new ones from the blast. Even if I had managed to not get covered in a new set of second degree burns, I was impaled. A piece of the truck went through me. Cut through me.”The memory of dying catches up to you again, as it sometimes does when you are alone with your thoughts. You’d spent a great deal of time pushing it aside, but now...now that you say it out loud it feels all the more real.“I don’t understa-” she tilts her head and grips the hand you’ve laid atop her own and stops herself, “You’re scaring me, Tsubasa-chan.“No, You will. Do you remember the night of my come back party?” she nods, “Really remember it. Really remember it please,”The two of you sit in the mid morning silence of your apartment. For this moment the distant music fades low enough for you to think and feel again but for the barest unintended undulations of the red and black within you.
>>33034957One of my favorite part was the introduction of a kind of Kaiju Hyeborean Age, a highly-radioactive time before most creatures known to man, ruled by ginormous atomic-fueled creatures beyond our imaginings. Reminded me of this quest a bit with that actually.
>>33035157Hanako looks at you confused at first, but a slow horror creeps behind her eyes. Your own plead to her and she composes herself, gripping your hand that much tighter in her lap.“It slid…” she murmurs, “off of your face,”You nod slowly.“How come I couldn’t remember I saw it, but I didn’t see it. Did you do something?” she asks with an edge of worry to her voice, “Can you-”“I didn’t know I was doing it. Once I realized it was happening I shut it down,”Her grip tightens.“That isn’t all. I can...do things. I can control my body in other ways...the way I look right now, its my, I guess you’d call it default. It’s been gradually changing,” you take a deep breath, “Brave new world...I was on the beach in Chiba. A monster to stop the monster, one freak to-”“Tsubasa-chan is not a freak,” its barely above a whisper, but as you look up she’s staring you straight in the eye.>Other/Write in
>>33035187>"I'm not even human anymore Hanako...."
>>33035187>Other/Write in"Thank you."For that to be her go to response here, that means a lot.
>>33035187"Thank you, Hanako. That means the world to me."
>>33035187"Thanks, I've tried to tell myself that before, but it means a lot to hear it from someone else
>>33035270We've been working on reaffirming our humanity to ourselves a lot, not sure we'd push that.Maybe more of a "I've trying to keep myself grounded, human even.. but I'm not normal.. hell, I wasn't normal before either, a bit stranger now though.."
Tears well up as she repeats herself, a little bit louder this time. You still haven’t quite gotten over the first admission, familiar as it was when you first spoke with her after you woke up.“Thank you,” you say softly and rise pulling her off the couch with you, “Thank you so much, Hanako, that means so much to me,”This time you find yourself on the verge of crying as you envelope the smaller woman in a hug. She’s warm. After a moment gripped against her, she presses you away carefully. Once at arms length, she sticks her index finger into your chest.“So you’ve been cheating!” she huffs with puffed cheeks, “I have to starve myself and over extend myself in aerobics while you just shove whatever you want into your super powered maw!”Her accusations catches you on edge and your pride bleeds through.“Excuse me?! You think those weights were for show? Couldn’t you smell this place when you got here? I work hard, and all that does is fuel all my impossibly fast but necessary metabolic changes! Do you know how much energy manipulating local gravity takes?”She crosses her arms and sighs.“Like a gym bag and - oh. Ohhhh,” a sinister smile graces her impish visage, “Oh no, definitely not for shows,”She practically purrs the last bit and steps forward, into your personal space and looks up into your eyes from very close. The tips of her fingers splay out against your firm and contoured abdomen and your flinch, blushing the whole time. Damnit, she’s so smug, thinking she’d figured you out.“No wonder Tsubasa-chan got so big and strong so quickly,” she giggles, “once she found something she *liked*,”
>>33036026You look away, embarrassed by her accurate summation, when the tension of the room cuts out. Her palm is flat against your stomach and her other hand snakes out one of yours. Casting your eyes down, you see she’s looking away.“Are...are you going to use it to help Hitomi? All they have are guns, and they don’t hurt you anymore, right?”>”I’m going to burn that bastard’s house down,”>”I’m scared to turn this power against other people,”>”I may be bulletproof, but are you? Is Hitomi?”>”I have a more cunning plan,” Insert cunning plan here.>”I’m working on a cunning plan,”>Other>>AND we are going to cut it for tonight here, I'll resume in the late morning assuming thread is still about. Goodnight all.
>>33036026>“No wonder Tsubasa-chan got so big and strong so quickly,” she giggles, “once she found something she *liked*,”OH SNAP.>>33036061>”I may be bulletproof, but are you? Is Hitomi?”>”I’m working on a cunning plan,”
>>33036061>”I’m working on a cunning plan,”"Their gumi is strong, but Mori Micro is stronger. They've been watching from afar, but I could offer to be more accommodating in return for...a favor."
When it gets around to it, we should discuss Kaito's interest and relationships too.At this point, my thinking is seeing if he's still interested after we reveal the situation to him.If he is, I say we discuss well.. whether they'd consider sharing Tsubasa.We're flavors of magical realm, and if we're ending up in relationships, might as well go for an actual harem over waifu/husbando war/drama, if they are willing.
>>33036061>>”I may be bulletproof, but are you? Is Hitomi?”>>”I’m working on a cunning plan,”We need a cunning plan.
>>33036159I read that in Gob's voice.
>>33036061>”I may be bulletproof, but are you? Is Hitomi?”>”I'll try diplomacy, maybe use that mind-altering thing I can do. If that doesn't work I'll burn his house down, and maybe some of his business operation and fronts for illegal activities. I also have some 'friends' (Mori Micro) who might be willing to help if things get desperate.”>"Absolute worst case scenario: I rip the roof off the church and vaporize every Yakuza in there, then drive them out of the city."If it comes down to it, I would vote for the last plan, but the main reason for saying so is to give Hanako assurance that we WILL save her sister.>>33036121It might not hurt to mention it, but if Hanako wants to be monogamous, I'd be fine with that.
>>33036061>I'll give them an ultimatum, remove the groom from the family, or watch as their criminal empire falls apart around them
>>33036273>>33036159I might suggest more subtle action, overall.Diplomatically, we need to come at this from an Honor standpoint. The Yakuza, Hitomi, and her father seemed to be well seeped in tradition. Yes, money helps, but the whole scheme of debts and blood run deeper.We need to find a way, within that system, to break, cancel, or nullify the debt Hitomi took on for everyone's lives.'How' is still a bit tricky though. If we could manage a trial by combat, that would be great, but we might need to find some other way to settle things. Maybe find out what debts they owe, or could owe if a secret or two came out, and try to wrangle those to our advantage. Maybe arrange enough pulled strings to get them to back down. Mori Micro might be a help there, depending on their connections (though if they have many to a drug-dealing organized crime family, I might be hesitant to trust them.. but perhaps a favor owed to a friend who owes a favor to a friend etc etc..)However, that jerk isn't likely to give up his bride, at least unscathed. We will likely have to neutralize him, either in a fashion where he backs down so hard that he's sincerely in our debt.. or he is quietly made to disappear.
>>33036544That's why I said diplomacy first, all those actions qualify as diplomacy when dealing with Yakuza.Still, Hitomi's fiance is the head of the local family (Gaum, was it?) of the Yakuza, if we kill him and everyone under him they'd probably back off.I agree, though. Violence should be saved for last, well, overt violence anyway.
>>33036642Though.. to be honest, if he were to simply disappear mysteriously before any challenge to the marriage was made known, they'd have a hard time suspecting us or our friends.However, I have some concerns about killing people.. though, to be fair, he did try to kill us first, just years prior.
>>33036834Yeah, but the debt would still be there, that's the main problem. Another Yakuza boss could decide he likes Hitomi and then we have the same problem.Except the new one might be even worse and/or competent. And if we start killing every Yakuza that gets engaged to Hitomi, they'd catch on eventually.
>>33036544Eat the groom!
>>33037127I'm gonna go with 'Ew' on that one.
>>33037127The only person we'll eat is Hanako
>>33037218>>33037240We need some new powers.I'm sure we come up with some clever words for some vibrating hands and tongue right?
>>33036923We could kill all the Yakuza just to be safe.
>>33037261Wholesale slaughter does not speak well for holding on to our humanity.
>>33037261That's plan Z, if all forms of social discourse (basically everything >>33036544 said) fail, we start burning his shit.If that fails we enlist Mori Micro to start using connections to get the police to arrest all his guys, possibly in conjunction with burning more shit.If THAT fails, then it's Kill All Yakuza, or at least the local Gaum or whatever it was.Also, we should threaten him with vague demands not directly related to Hitomi from the time we start getting direct. Stuff like 'Withdraw all Yakuza from the city or more shit shall burn' but more eloquent and under an assumed identity.>>33037253Well we can shapeshift already, so vibrating can't be that hard.
>>33037218>>33037253>>33037395Need new powers to shape-shift others
>>33037419In theory we may have that power, but it would likely come down to spending points into that person.
>>33036061>”I have a more cunning plan,” Insert cunning plan here.How about this for a cunning plan. We arrange a meeting with the groom, looking disheveled and in absolute terror, and stammer out a blubbering request to not marry Hitomi. When he refuses, say "please, I beg of you, reconsider this rash course of action.""I don't know what she's going to do." then leave as quickly as is polite to do so.Then, after a few days, come into his home while he's alone, in full red and black, and put him in a german suplex. Do not confront anybody else; just keep suplexing him every few days until he relents.
>>33037253call it Oscillating Musculature, and all of our sharp shit becomes doubly effective, too
>>33037419What do you mean? Why would Hanako need to shapeshift?Not really too keen on the idea of empowering others with nanites unless we're sure it's safe, and shapeshifting others might be just as dangerous.>>33037486Even if it started as a lewd joke, the idea of being a living high-frequency blade calls to me.
>>33037476Kind of like vid relatedhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VDvgL58h_Y
>>33037486We have points banked right? Buy this now.
>>33037511Probably a one off shape-shift, we can't be around all the time. It'll be a way to protect people or even be able to have them as allies. Plus they way we are, we'll need someone with more then human durability.
>>33037486>>33037771I say go a step further. High Frequency Field Generation.>>33037614I think that method may take too long.Also, I just watch that whole thing.I feel the need for a Guan-Di vs Ginosaji grudge match.
The Yakuza families in Tokyo are part of a loose confederation. The ones with certain international reach and influence are based outside the city and have been making tenuous inroads to moving operations into Tokyo. There has been conflict.Also, good morning. I see some of you want to buy a High Frequency power for 1d6.>What is the power's name?>Is that alright?Just woke up, rolled over and grabbed my Cell. Starting the quest back up a bit later. Three or so hours later.
>>33039332Fuck, I have no imagination. But definitely vibrato-powers. Its uses are many!
>>33039332Is it possible to change others with our powers?
>>33039332I'd say High Frequency Field Generation, in that vein.Though if we're talking about new powers we may want to look into additional control/ownership of our powers.SOMETHING out there can mess with our control and possibly our powers directly.The Power Is MineMy Power Is My OwnI Am In ControlSomething like that.
>>33039422Can you?You can try.Though I will forewarn you with a single question asked by GM's since near the dawn of tabletop: "Are you sure you want to do that?"
>>33039475Colony ControlColony CommanderQueen of Control (I like the ring of that one).
>>33039495This is where the robot starts going "Danger! Danger, Will Robinson! Untested ancient nanotech and unfavorable dice rolls detected!"
>>33039495Ah good, ill leave it to when we must try and save someone.
>>33039495Can we try it out on a hobo first? Or maybe take a jaunt into death row and try it there?
>>33039523I'd say avoid that for now, build up more relevant skills.
>>33039523We have some Yakuza if diplomacy goes wrong.
>>33039550She really doesn't have much fat.>>33039332Do we know any families that the one we are dealing with might be indebted to?If we do the high frequency thing, instead of branching directly into a new kind of power, we could go with 'High Frequency Gravitic Oscillation' or similar. Use gravitic vibration to achieve similar or better effect instead of sonics.
>>33039586Mm, gravitational shearing and marital aid. Remember not to get those mixed up.
>>33039637DEFINITELY don't get them mixed up. Sharp for fighting and soft for bed.
>>33039502>Queen of Control (I like the ring of that one).Another one with bedroom uses..
>>33039747It does sound pretty fun...
See you ladies and gentlemen in 30.
Counting and writing, but first...Book Keeping time!It appears you desire to spend 4 of your 5 banked points on a new power. Is that right? And not just a High Frequency one. Lets have a look and have the official vote>Queen of Control>I am in Control>High Frequency Field Generation>Oscillating Musculature
>>33040545>>Queen of Control
>>33040545>High Frequency Field GenerationFly through things, walk through a walls, be incredibly lewd
>>33040545>Queen of Control
>>33040545>I am in ControlHow much to change that to "I am invincible"?
>>33040545Queen of Control.
Gripping her hand tightly, your heart skips a beat and the dissonance reminds you of the still distant rhythm. You may be nigh invulnerable, but none of the people you care about are. Not your friends. Not what little family you have left. Not whatever Hanako wants to be for your. A pang of worry and guilt.“I may be bulletproof, but are you? Is Hitomi?” you release her hand and lay gentle hands on her shoulders, “Don’t worry, I’m working on a cunning plan,”She stares at you a moment before breaking your grip and stepping forward and hugging you tightly. In her embrace she lays her head against your chest, her cheek resting on your bust, she holds this a moment as it rises and falls with breathing which had grown heavy with worry. She doesn’t seem put off by the sweat soaked stench of your shirt.“What have you thought of so far?” her eyes slide closed.“Mostly threats and violence...but Mori Micro Industries has been trying their hardest to get me to cooperate with them. Well, they consistently ask nicely, anyway. Maybe I could figure out a way to use them to my advantage against the Dojima. I’ve thought about all the ways I could just walk in and...and kill Yuichi Dojima, but I’m not sure I could and I am beyond certain that just tearing the roof off of his house and going to town is a last resort.”She sits back on your couch, and looks suddenly much tired and weaker. Her clothes are still in disarray from the night before and a bit messy from her...expenditures in your kitchenette. You are relatively sure that you smell extremely ripe and need a shower and change of clothes anyhow. It is still early, and breakfast sounds like a good idea, but you’d better get cleaned up.
>>33041351Turning from here, you begin to pull the edge up on your tank top as you make your way to the washroom. Even if you can be embarrassed, you decide to indulge your developing exhibitionist streak. Though she can only see your smooth shoulders and chiseled back, you imagine she’s enjoying the show and the tease of your own exposure. Before you can make it two steps, her voice catches up to you.“Wait, in the beach footage...didn’t you have wings?” she asks innocently.>”I can have many things,” continue into the shower.>Don the red and black, give her a show. What do you do?>Look back over your shoulder and smirk at her. Continue into the shower.>Say something else.>Do something else.-Points spent, adding Queen of Control-
>>33041363>Look back over your shoulder and smirk at her. Continue into the shower.Because that's nice too!
>>33041363>”I can have many things,” continue into the shower.
>>33041363>>Look back over your shoulder and smirk at her. ”I can have many things.” Continue into the shower.Seem to go well together.
>>33041363Backing >>33041459 for maximum tease.>captcha: toutcha butNot quite yet captcha, but soon the butt will be touched. We're getting there.
>>33041363>Look back over your shoulder and smirk at her. Continue into the shower.>”I can have many things”
You look back over your shoulder and smirk at her, holding just long enough to probably be frustrating before turning back and continuing off to your shower. Putting an extra sway in your step, you practically sing back to her.”I can have many things”You bet she’s squirming on the couch with that, her lessons in teasing and being coy getting turned right around on her.The hot water feels good, and the cadence you used call back to Hanako keeps coming as you sing a few bars in the shower. No, something isn’t quite right with that. Its the song that woke you up. Its the song that made all of your parts thrum in equal disharmony. Something is wrong.Stepping out of the shower and grabbing a towel, you stop...when had you started belting? Something is definitely wrong. Hanako is waiting for you beyond the door sans her skirt and long open blouse. She steps in past you with a tired smile and a quick appraising once over.“That song was beautiful. I didn’t know you could sing like that, what was it?” she pulls a towel from the linen cabinet in the washroom, “It was so relaxing,”>I don’t know, I think I heard it in a dream. I think I can still hear it now, far away.>”It is relaxing, isn’t it,” let it relax you.>I...I don’t know? you want to let it fade, why don’t you? Let the bad dream go. >I… It isn’t safe, something is going on, >Other
>>33041786>I… It isn’t safe, something is going on.Maybe scoot Hanako out of the apartment for now. We need to think and collect our thoughts. Need to plan and figure this shit out.
>>33041786>I… It isn’t safe, something is going on, Well that's fucking ominous.
>>33041786>I… It isn’t safe, something is going on,Uh oh.
>>33041363>>Look back over your shoulder and smirk at her. Continue into the shower.Though if we folks favor 'I can have many things', I might suggest following that up with '-but I've always wanted to fly..' before the door closes.
>>33041895Ack. Too slow, and auto-updat glitching on me again from the looks of it. That's been awhile.
>>33041786>I don’t know, I think I heard it in a dream. I think I can still hear it now, far away.>I… It isn’t safe, something is going on
>>33041786>>I… It isn’t safe, something is going on,This song is trying to get stuck in my head, and not in the normal way. That's what woke me up.. it was affecting my body.. and it has still been thrumming in the background..
Rolled 6, 4, 2, 4, 5, 1, 1, 3, 5, 3, 1, 4 = 39Roll me some dice.Difficulty is the above roll.Nice choice getting Queen of Control by the by, definitely helpful.Give me 18d6. Best of the first three rolls.
Rolled 3, 4, 1, 5, 3, 6, 1, 6, 2, 2, 4, 5, 4, 5, 1, 5, 5, 1 = 63>>33042032Rolling!
Rolled 2, 2, 1, 4, 5, 5, 6, 4, 1, 6, 3, 4, 5, 6, 1, 4, 3, 3 = 65>>33042032
Rolled 6, 5, 3, 3, 1, 5, 1, 4, 3, 5, 2, 3, 2, 2, 1, 6, 3, 2 = 57>>33042032Might as well see what we get...
Rolled 2, 4, 4, 3, 2, 1, 6, 1, 3, 6, 3, 6 = 4110 vs 6.2 degrees of success.You can bank it.You can spend them to define two aspects of the scene.You can split it.
>>33042335Maybe add reassuring and safe? She's had a rough few days, let's keep her safe.
Rolled 3, 2, 3, 6, 6, 2, 5, 6, 2, 1, 3, 2, 1, 3, 6, 1, 4, 2 = 58>>33042335>>33042371I second this. Let's try to keep Hanako safe.
>>33042418Stupid dice no.
>>33042371Yeah, go for it.
“I-” something happened last night. You woke up and...eyes? No! “It isn’t safe, something is going on!”You shout and pull Hanako back from the bathroom mirror as the light flickers and she gives a weak gasp as instead of your own images reflected, there is a searching eye of grayscale and green tint upon the edges.“I’ve got you!,” you say and ward her from the eye with your own body.There is a pulse, and you are knocked back slightly into her as the eye centers its frantic and twitching scan. It centers its focus upon you. Hanako is unaffected by the force, and props you against it.“Stay behind me, I’ll protect you,” your voice is suddenly ragged and hoarse.Pinpricks touch your skin as the force moves with the highs and lows of the distant song. You envelope yourself in the red and black as your towel falls away into Hanako’s hand. This time is solidifies as literal armor plates, small wings sprouting nicely from the core of your back.“Wha- wings!”A spiderweb of cracks depresses across the window, the far off song picks up in tempo. Something claws at the back of your consciousness, trying to find a way in. You won’t let it. YOU WON’T LET IT! YOU ARE IN CONTROL! The red and black seeps from your eyes and wraps around your face and head, quickening tendrils grasping in a protective helmet.Hanako is beside you, still holding on despite the slick material that rose from your skin and hardened. The cracks take hold as you stare the distant eye down in a suddenly frosty anger. These bastards aren’t above attacking you in your own home, why would that change?
>>33042820“Get out of my mind!” you shout at it and it shatters, the phantom image of an older man with a green visor across his eyes laughs at the two of you as glass shards rocket forward before stopping short against your body. It doesn’t hurt. None made it past you. Hanako is safe.You lead her out of the bathroom as the helmet peels back and sinks into your skin, your red hair cascading again down your armored back. The pieces of glass sinking into your armor and being absorbed beneath your skin. Everything is back in working order, but you still hear the far off music.“What wa-” Hanako begins as your front door is kicked inward and Hanako again squeaks in surprise.Standing there holding a sleek and oversized radar gun, pointed momentarily at the two of you before she relaxes, is Tomoe Tomoko. She isn’t wearing her hooded blue jacket, what clothes she does have on look singed, and she is covered in soot and a number of light bruises and small cuts. The normally vivacious girl looks at your armored state, the sinking bits of glass in your armor, and the barely dressed woman behind you and exhales in relief before smiling a savage and frustrated smile. There is a rapidly spreading red stain beneath her left breast on her gray shirt.“Is now a bad time,” she’s trying to be coy with you.She stiffens as a steel wrenching screech sounds behind her.>”What the hell was that?”>”Now is certainly not a good time,”>Accuse her of being behind this.>Locate screeching, eliminate hostile entity.>”Hanako, you remember Tomoe-san,”>Other
>>33042834>”What the hell was that?”
>>33042834>”Hanako, you remember Tomoe-san,”>Locate screeching, eliminate hostile entity.Oh man this morning is NOT off to a good start,
>>33042834"Now is a great time!">”What the hell was that?”>”Hanako, you remember Tomoe-san,”Look at injury, "Are you going to be alright?"
>>33042834>”Hanako, you remember Tomoe-san,”>Locate screeching, eliminate hostile entity.Worry about Tomoko after.
Rolled 5, 6, 2, 5, 3, 5, 5, 5, 3, 3, 3, 2, 6, 1, 1, 1, 6, 1, 3, 3 = 69Give me a best of 3 for 27d6 as a defensive roll against the above.This warrants use of your Eternal pool.
Rolled 3, 2, 6, 6, 6, 2, 4, 2, 3, 6, 2, 1, 1, 3, 3, 4, 3, 5, 5, 2, 3, 5, 3, 3, 3 = 86>>33043166Oh boy oh boy!
Rolled 6, 6, 1, 1, 2, 3, 2, 5, 2, 1, 6, 5, 6, 2, 6, 5, 5, 3, 3, 2, 4, 1, 5, 1, 4 = 87>>33043166All dem dice.This is gonna be interesting.
Rolled 6, 3, 4, 5, 5, 1, 2, 2, 4, 2, 3, 6, 2, 1, 6, 3, 6, 1, 1, 6, 2, 4, 2, 2, 5 = 84>>33043166Check it!
Rolled 1, 3, 3, 5, 6, 4 = 22>>33043166I think the limit is 25 diceEven if we write 27d6 it only rolls 25so since there are 3 rolls already just take the 6 here and append 2 of them to the ends of each roll
>>33043294Huh, never noticed that before.
So then, 15 versus 8.3 degrees of success.>Bank em>describe 3 major aspects of the scene in which you are not getting hurt. This include spending them to wound your attacker.>split in some fashion
>>33043554Notation: Hanako and Tomoe are safe, you go to engage this target before it gets close enough to be a continued threat to them.
>>33043554Eh, I say put one on hurting the target and maybe one to make sure Hanako doesn't see the fight? Seems prudent.
>>33043554'Informative and friendly', bank the third.
I need a consensus. Five minutes on the clock, reply to this comment with the numerical choice you support only.1 bank2 hurt it, Hanako sees nothing of the fight3 informative and helpful
>>33043671Disregard, mixed which things won the vote.>>33043597Seconding bank.
Successes banked. Internet unplugged for software function reasons and migrating run to my phone. Will update sheet later. Bank currently 4. Resuming long write up.
"Hanako, you remember Tomoe-san," you smile with a certain savage glee as you feel the encroaching mass of erratically behaving nano colonies.Striding forward, laying a hand on Tomoe's shoulder and pushing her further into the apartment, you stand in the doorway. The plated armor, more for a show of mental dominance over yourself than anything else, melts into a second skin carapace marking and accentuating ever facet of your diamond cut body. Breakfast is delivering itself to you, how convenient. You will have to fight for your survival, and the thought of dominating a foe sent to kill you and flexing your great power sends shivers through your nervous system. They are quite pleasant."I'm sure the two of you have loads to talk about. I'll just be a second. Someone was kind enough to send me a very special breakfast," your voice takes a sultry and playful edge. The predatory nature of the red and black, of yourself, exerting itself against the would be hunter coming for you, "I'll be sure to pick something up for the both of you when I'm done~"Closing the broken door gingerly behind you, you leave the two in a stunned silence. As it hangs there in the frame, unsecured, you can bear Hanako plain as day as the last few seconds catch up to her."That was kinda very hot," she says quietly before turning to Tomoko, "So are you secretly Bat-nurse or something?"They'll banter. It's fine. You move away from the apartment in the mid morning light. Normal people paying you no immediate mind but subconsciously giving you a wide berth. Your hair defies gravity and licks at the sky. Veins of red and black reach up through the exposed skin on your face and leave a wonderfully disguising pattern across your features.The world has seen you, blearily, once before. So it doesn't matter quite so much, you cannot be recognized if you don't wish it. Soon, you will let them see their guardian, see the one who will protect them from monsters.
>>33044167-HONK SCREEEEEEONCH- your prey calls as it rounds a pedestrian corner at great speed to the shock and surprise of the now scattering civilians.It looks like a Vespa scooter rent asunder, with spinning wheels at it's feet and a shining chrome blue body clad in a tattered and spiked version of Tomoko's blue hooded long jacket suffused with significant nano tech from that night on the roof. The belt she was wearing extends from either sleeve as a whipping tendril. Arteries and vines if wire and thread coil around each other where these articles meet. The song, the hymnal resonates from it. Ever mishmashes and repurposed colony.The headlight repurposed beneath the hood of the jacket as it's face zeros in on you and charges. The while like mutating utility belt arms stretch and become bladed. People notice you, notice both of you. Some flee, others stare. Grasping the 'wrists' of this thing at the last second you pull and side step, sending the vaguely humanoid shape screaming and honking into a water fountain."Aaah, aren't you a delicious mishmash of murder parts," you trill.>offensive action>defensive actionYou've time to debate as I must take a short drive.
>>33044191Can we just like absorb it?
>>33044224You can attempt such, yes. That is a viable offensive action.
>>33044191Smash it to the point where it can't fight back. Don't want the food getting uppity.
>>33044191>>33044250Then I vote to unceremoniously give it a little smashing so it keeps still, then absorbing it.
So, offense described.Now, what is your defensive action. Or are you bidding it all on the offense?
>>33044445Best defense is a good offense right? Defend by smashing anything that looks like it could do damage.
>>33044445The best defence is a good offence.
>>33044285>>33044332I second this. Smash it down quickly so it can't fight back. Then eat it all up.A defense... maybe hardening our body so it can't injure us? We can do that at the same time, right?
>>33044191>>33044191>>offensive actionSmash it down, try to assert some Control over the situation. It isn't alive, something -someone- else is pulling the strings. Let's see if we can cut those strings. Electro-magnetic related powers may help here as well.>>defensive actionI also like the hardening option for defense against this.
>>33044191Beating it into paste and hardening our carapace seems a solid enough plan.Speed-based defenses are probably bad against this guy, he seems built for quick movement.
Ah, back. Counting.>offensive Action: TSUBASA SMASH>defensive Action: Tie between Bid all for Smash and Use HARDENFive Minutes on the clock from the time of posting. Reply to this post and only with the number of your choice listed below or else your voice doesn't count.1. Bid it all on SMAAAAAAAAAAAAASH 2. Tsubasa uses Harden!
>>33045259>>33045260The difference of six seconds. SPECIAL VOTE CANCELED
>>33045282Awww, but what about the special vote's feelings? Did you even consider them?
>>33045311It knew well what it was getting into when it signed on. This arrangement was never something permanent, and now it was that much shorter.
Rolled 3, 4, 2, 2, 5, 4, 1, 1 = 22Your Smash Attack!13d6 versus the above roll.Best of 3.
Rolled 5, 6, 5, 2, 3, 1, 5, 2, 5, 5, 6, 3, 6 = 54>>33045384Go go go!
Rolled 3, 6, 6, 5, 6, 2, 4, 5, 1, 1, 1, 4, 6 = 50>>33045384>>33045384 #So what, we're beating up on a drunk-bike?I'm so in.
Rolled 1, 6, 3, 5, 6, 3, 1, 2, 2, 1, 3, 6, 2 = 41>>33045384Poor thing isn't gonna fight for very long...
Rolled 5, 5, 5, 2, 6, 4, 2, 1, 2, 6, 4, 3, 2, 3, 2, 5, 4, 2, 3, 1 = 67And your Harden versus it's attack.20d6, best of 3.
Rolled 1, 4, 6, 2, 1, 4, 2, 2, 4, 2, 5, 1, 1, 6, 5, 1, 1, 1, 4, 4 = 57>>33045546It has twenty attack die?
Rolled 2, 3, 3, 6, 5, 4, 3, 5, 5, 6, 2, 3, 4 = 51>>33045384Tsubasa smash!>>33045425Looks like freaky-hymn is making nano-colonies go nuts. Tomoe's gear, having no will of it's own, was easily overcome by it and sent after us
Rolled 3, 5, 3, 4, 2, 2, 6, 6, 3, 6, 2, 4, 2, 5, 5, 6, 5, 6, 2, 1 = 78>>33045546Go go go!
Rolled 1, 5, 2, 5, 4, 5, 3, 1, 5, 2, 1, 1, 2, 6, 3, 6, 3, 5, 3, 2 = 65>>33045546Tsubasa, use Harden!>>33045571Get that one out a bit late it seems, got a phone call while trying to type the captcha.
>>33045384Smash Attack: 8 vs 3. 2 Degrees of success.>Ask a question about the scene or your foe that might not have otherwise been answered.>Deal more damage.>BANKHarden: 11 vs 9. 1 degree of success>Ask a question about the scene or foe that would have otherwise have not been answered.>Your enemy breaks against your defense and takes damage>BANK
>>33045502>Poor thing isn't gonna fight for very longI'm more concerned how widespread this effect is, we need to chat with Tomoe, put her in touch with her people and see if anything else scary is going down with their gear.
>>33045647I say bank one and deal more damage then bank the other.
>>33045647spend both attack successes on damage and bank the defense success.
>>33045647>Smash Attack: 8 vs 3. 2 Degrees of success.>>Ask a question about the scene or your foe that might not have otherwise been answered.Information. How the hymn works and where the guy responsible is.>Harden: 11 vs 9. 1 degree of success>>BANK
>>33045647Spend all on damage and finding out what we're fighting and where it came from.
Offense is bidDefense is banked.
With a snarl you surge forward as the terrible amalgamation sits up in the water fountain. The blades on the end of the tendril arms fragment and line the elongated and now segmenting belt nylon. It whips around and severs the the central column of the fountain and flail at you. The blades begin moving, grinding. They find purchase and wrap around you as you fall upon it. Wrapping around your neck, torso, arms, and legs. Coiling tightly the blades grind into you, glancing off your tightening carapace.Your second skin shines in the rising water of your impact as you bring your first fist down and send another wall of water up into the sky. Pouring yourself into the fight you snarl and slam your fists down again and again; it doesn’t take long for this thing’s frailty to come to the fore. The coils go slack.It is inert. The music stops. The red and black is already reaching into the puppet, it’s internals wiped of their intended function as it was slaved to the distant melody, subsonic harmonics. You haven’t felt this good since your last throw down in college. Your high off of your own violence, high and aroused from throwing your strenth about.“Wunderbar!” there is rapid and frantic clapping above you.Snapping your head up as you haul the vaguely human shaped machine with you, you see a translucent image floating in the mists of the fountain. He wears a white tail coat and stands with his legs tapering together at the base. His hands spread wide and you recognize his face, the laughing one from your shattering mirror is there. Green visor across his eyes and wispy white hair above middle aged european features.“Greetings, frauline, you may call me the Maestro. I couldn’t get you to dance to my song, so I worked with what I had locally available. I do hope you can forgive my paltry efforts. I promise you the next performance will grant you a far more substantial challenge,”
>>33046611“Why are you doing this?!” you growl and bare your teeth, throwing the husk of the amalgamated foe over your shoulder and flexing your wings threateningly at the projection.The people who stayed to watch point at you and the projection. Cell Phones snap. People talk. Maestro smiles.“Because, dear goddess, you are the first to become truly more than human. You have achieved synthesis on accident where we have failed with intent. Your evolution must be spurred, and what better way to forward nature along than with conflict?”“You’re sick,”----He watches from a bench across the square. HIs breakfast menu hot dog from the Arches drips mustard on his napkin, suspended halfway to his mouth. It happened when he was trying to grab a bite before work and saw something fantastic.“Damn, this is hardcore,” Junpei smiles and takes out his cellular phone.Big Changes Quest Thread 17 END
>>33046630It was good, thanks for running! Damn, this Maestro guy is annoying.
>>33046630Fun times, and we've met our first megalomaniac mad genius mastermind. Turbulent waters ahead.
>>33046821>>33046858The key to a good villain is the desire to annihilate.
>>33046886Guy interrupted flirting with Hanako, painful death is the inevitable result.
>>33046611>>33046630The plot thickens! Now things are getting interesting...
>>33046915That isn't justice
>>33048201Pretty sure he's joking, anon.That being said, Maestro will probably give us more than enough reasons to kill him in the near future.Aside from the endangering civilians and pretty high chance of having done dangerous experiments on unwilling subjects, that is.
>>33048433Something like that.
>>33048433Pretty much.Also, I think Maestro isn't quite getting the grasp of 'evolution'. What he's doing is trying to trigger a metamorphosis into some destined final result, while evolution is just slowly adapting to an environmental change to ensure better reproductive odds.Unless the Maestro WANTS to breed with us for some reason. But by this point he can go fuck a cactus.
>>33052317He will have done things, and the accuracy/inaccuracies of his statements will be revealed.He is but one of the Clergy.He bears the Song.Another will bear the burden of Canon Law.Another will be burdened by the prayerAnd so so forth.Also, yes. Atrocities will be revealed.
>>33052317I think it's a more figurative evolution, presenting Tsubasa with a challenge in order to force an adaptation, and, through observation, discover how exactly we work. His ultimate goal is to make more 'gods', after all.In addition, the nanites let us 'evolve' in a matter of minutes; think about how quickly we got an ability to counter the Hymnal after being exposed to it.
>>33052726Well, okay yeah that I can see. If we're talking a matter of watching us adapt over and over enough to get a grasp of how we work, then it's plausible....I just realized we're going to really need to watch for enemies trying to slip diagnostic programs in our nanite meals in an attempt to scan us.
>>33052972I'd like to think that the nanites are too advanced for that to work.I mean, the ones Mori Micro and the Clergy use are all either reverse-engineered or processed in some way, but ours are just pure alien tech that bonded to us.It's also pretty likely we have insanely advanced programs inside of us to handle that sort of thing, if the nanites even have anything resembling a program. The Hymnal was more or less a software attack, or as close as you can get with the nanites, and the nanites acted based off our will to deal with it.That being said, we should definitely make sure nobody packs any 'surprises' into our meals.
>>33052972no we won't?
So, thinking of making some rules changes.If you choose to forgo a described defensive action (using only your passive defenses) during a combat turn and double down on offensive, you deal double damage.If you do the same with defense, you halve any damage taken.I'm thinking of using the die limit as you pushing against the boundaries of what's possible and generating an overflow mechanic. For every die you possess over the 25 die limit for the dice roller, you gain a +1 to any rolls of 3 you have made in your pool turning them into 4's, thous successes.How do these expansions sound?
>>33055075No objections here, I was actually wondering about something related to the rules, though.Could certain abilities grant larger amounts of die when used in conjunction with a clever plan or a condition favorable to that ability?For example, using something, an ability or weapon, which is exceptional at piercing armor would get a bonus die or two if the opponent was relying on their armor/carapace as a defense action that round.So, armor piercing rounds would give +1 success to our opponents offense roll if we chose to harden, but do nothing extra if we chose to evade, Hollow point might inflict bonus wounds or something to that effect if the attack succeeds.Plans would have to match opponents too, since things like trying to evade the attacks of someone who's fast and relies on rapid, relatively weak strikes would be harder than just reinforcing our carapace and negating his ability to hurt us whatsoever.Feel free to shut down my suggestions, Gyoji.
>>33055075What happens if no 3's? Can we put 2 overflow points into a 2 for a success, or 3 points into a 1? Or do they uselessly vanish?