Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=gundam+build+fighters+questOther Quests:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20Quest (complete)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Pararescue%20Witches (Running)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com /archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Hunter%20Quest (Complete)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Cyberpunk%20Idol%20Management%20Quest (Running)Characters and Gunpla: http://pastebin.com/UrPsGUQLYou are JACK FOULKE, an amateur Gunpla Fighter with dreams to make your own mark on the Gunpla battle scene!Your daily lunch meeting was a bit more tense than usual today. Not really surprising, considering that you and your team were going to be getting into a ranked fight later today. Sure, it was a pretty low ranking team, but you couldn't take the outcome for granted."All right, so we're facing the Mole Rats today." Karen says, eying the rest of her team. "As you know, they specialize in underground maneuvering and ambush attacks. It's a highly situational skill that depends on the the field status, the we should always assume that we'll get the worst possible conditions. Since this will be our last meeting before the battle, I want to see if any of you have any input.">Talk more tactics.>Do on final checkup on your Gunpla.>Change your team lineup.>Other
>>33052158>>Talk more tactics.Tell them what we found last night
>>33052158>>Talk more tactics.>>Do on final checkup on your Gunpla.Also Merc, the Pastebin is wrong again..We had countermeasure suite for the Dakka balls and 1+ Agility
>>33052158>Talk more tactics.
>>33052200The pastbin will never be right
>>33052158>>Talk more tactics.
>>33052200Yeah... I have the updated version sitting on my hard drive but I keep forgetting to put it on the paste.
>>33052158>Talk more tactics.>Do on final checkup on your Gunpla.I don't even Gundam, but this quest has single-handedly made me watch the entirety of Gundam Build Fighters. It went better than expected.
>>33052158>>Talk more tactics.Teamwork will carry the day.
>>33052158>Talk more tactics.Well this quest certainty made me pick up gunpla after 10 years. This Jesta is one sexy suit.
>>33052158>Talk more tactics.Tell them what we found out in that match Char had with them
>>33052158>Talk more tactics.>Change your team lineup.*Tentative vote on that last one.We now know that they are weak to fliers, so there's a chance Jake could get replaced.If he does stick around though, it might be good to replace some ordinance he has in favor of more mine laying capabilities, grenades, or depth charge-like explosives.
>>33052158>Talk more tactics."Charlotte played a quick match with them yesterday so I could observe their tactics. It looks like they're reliant on acoustic sensors. Staying airborne should keep them from seeing us. Jake's TUSKER doesn't have that option, but I don't want to be without heavy artillery. Being able to force them to ground at our discretion is too potentially useful. So I say we take advantage of how visible he's going to be. They're going to be gunning for him first, so let's play to that and be ready to intercept. I also should in theory be able to confuse them to Karen and my position by using the Balls, since they likely won't be able to tell much more about a target than its mass and speed. Have them impact the ground and it'll make a fair false signature. "
>>33052158"Well," You speak up, grabbing everybody's attention, "Charlotte played a practice match against them yesterday, and we managed to find out a lot. They can move very quick through soft ground like sand, but they have a lot harder time moving through solid rock. They also completely rely on acoustic sensors to detect their enemies, so if we stay airborne that will minimize their ability to find us.""Except Jake's Gunpla can't fly." Mac points out."True." You nod. "But we need his firepower to pin them down. Plus his heavy guns can screw with their sensors, and if we need to, we can use him as bait to lure them out.""Are you okay with this?" Karen turns to Jake."Hey, it's a tank's job to absorb hits." Jake shrugs. "If that's what I have to do, then I've got no problems.""And if my experience is right," Charlotte adds in, "that radar of yours can be configured to act as a ground penetrating sensor. It'll work really great in soft ground, but not so much on rock. It can't go too far down, but it's better than nothing.""Okay," You nod, "so assuming we get a level that completely favors them, meaning an all sand or soft earth field, then we'll...">Go airborne and use Jake as bait.>Head straight for the nearest area with bedrock.>Stay on the ground and try to track them with my radar.>Other
>>33052689>Stay on the ground and try to track them with my radar.Bait would be too obvious, and they must have some way to deal with bedrock.
>>33052689>Stay on the ground and try to track them with my radar.I think it's the only thing they wouldn't expect.
"Did you know there are three kinds of fighters....?Those who thrive in combat, those who build wonders, and those who seek balance.Those are the three..., and her?She was a true Ace..."-Jack Foulke paraphrasing a soldier near a disputed border
>>33052689>Stay on the ground and try to track them with my radar.Let's see how long we can go without them knowing we have them figured out
>>33052689>>Stay on the ground and try to track them with my radar.Heh, we're Sky-Eye now. AWACS mode, on.
>>33052689Damn it, Merc, now people are going to bitch about us not getting more radars last time. Do you actually WANT to derail your thread?>OtherAll three. We stay on the ground with Jake to scan with radar. Karen and the Balls go airborne as spotters and to swoop in when they attack. We then move towards bedrock. That way we stay mobile so they can't circle us and do wolf pack tactics, while maximizing our ability to detect them ahead of time. Jake can fire on the move now that he's gotten turret upgrades, right?
>>33052689>>Stay on the ground and try to track them with my radar.might have been a good idea for radar expansion but at least the Balls canattack without getting confused anymore
>>33052689>Stay on the ground and try to track them with my radar.>Other"Jake, got any proximity mines?"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReXRmB78cp0>that canister thing it drops 0:28 secs inWe might be able to corral them with proper placement.
>32916159>http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/NRX-007_Correl>But there's no way a team is stupid enough to field something that can be taken down by vulcans, right?Night Terrors might use it, but, I know just the team that would definitely use this, and hopefully we won't fight them. Ever.
>>33052878Oh man, now I'm watching a bunch of videos of MS Igloo suits and it's giving me ideas. Crazy ideas. Dangerous ideas. Like taking our Balls to the limit and making a cross between the Dendrobium and the Big Rang for our Juggler to dock with.
Too bad we can't air lift the tusķer
>>33052936>I know just the team that would definitely use thisHmm, lemme guess... Jokers?Also, if I were to go for the Monsoon motif, Turn X is perfect suit for it.Unless there's another Mobile Suit that can disconnect itself as well as Turn X that I'm not aware of.
>>33053073The Great Zeong. Splits apart at the head, shoulders, torso, arms and legs for funnel attacks. Also the Regenerate, which is basically a double-sized Aegis that can split apart and recombine as needed. Though in its case it does it to eject damaged parts and install new ones rather than for remote weaponry. Someone could mod it, though, I guess.
>>33052826I already made my piece, we'll get them next time we shop, their a good investment in the long term anyway. also we have things like winning our match to focus on
>>33052689"I can stay on the ground and keep track of the enemy with my radar, in that case." You say. "Using Jake as bait would probably be too obvious.""Then I'll stay airborne as a quick reaction force." Karen nods. "I can live with that." Jake says. "Looks like we got our plan."As if on cue, the bell rings, signalling lunch break was over."All right, we'll all meet back together after school at the gym." Karen stands up and straightens out her skirt. "I expect you all to be ready and waiting to go. That goes to the rest of you, too. There's no telling if we might need a substitute."Everybody nods and files out the room. You kind of cruise your way through the next couple of periods, your mind focused on the battle ahead rather than your schoolwork. You also hear lots and lots of gossip going around. Apparently, word of your team's challenge against the Mole Rats had gotten out and everybody was excited, as ranked matches were actually fairly rare. You were expecting there to be large crowd after school."Pssst! Hey!" You hear somebody next to you whisper. You turn and see that the student who normally sat next to you was gone, replaced by a grinning boy with small, round glasses and a pencil nestled in his ear. You didn't even know that was an actual thing."Um, yeah?" You blink."You're Jack Foulke from Sorcerer Team right?" He whispers. "The one with the GM?""GM-Juggler." You instinctively correct him. "And why would you want to know?""Julian Ellet. Newspaper Club." The boy grins again. "I was hoping you'd answer some questions. I'm just a freshman and I'm trying to get a story printed, you see. I heard your team is trying to claw its way up the ranks and I thought, 'OPPORTUNITY!'. Are you wiling to answer a few questions?">Sure, go ahead.>What's in it for us?>Not interested.>Other
>>33053202>Other"Not right now, but let me talk it over with the rest of the club and I'll get back to you."
>>33053202>>Sure, go ahead.
>>33053202>>Other>>Maybe after the match. We're not the boss and I'm not sure I trust her.
>>33053202>Tell him to come find us tomorrow. We need to not be distracted.
>>33053202>>33053243This, Also this should be Karen's job
>>33053202>Other"After the match, maybe."
>>33053267Trust him, rather. I read his name as Juliet for some reason.
Does anyone else thing our Mobile Doll system is essentially a couple of haros piloting our dakka balls?
>>33053202>Sure, go ahead....This verse's Hata has appeared. We're doomed.
>>33053281Yeah, we handle enough by being the combat coordinator. If she wants us to take over some duties in the club to make things easier for her we will, but otherwise we don't want to look like we're trying to usurp control over the group.
>>33053313I do now. That is a delightful image. And you just know Holly loves Haro. He's the only mascot character that's a spherical robot, he's perfect for her. Actually, maybe it worked the other way around. Like, our dad (who was a Gunpla Battler himself) gave her a little stuffed Haro toy when she was little, and then when she got into the game she wanted to play as him. But there weren't any Psycho Haro model kits around, so she went with a Ball as the next best thing, and everything spawned from there.
>>33053202>Sure, go ahead.It's fine if it's non-intrusive stuff, but details will have to be reserved...>Other... post match, and take it up with Karen first.
>>33053073Combine Turn X with CorrelHERE I STAND BENEATH THE WAR AND SOOTHING RAIN
>>33053473THE DROPLETS FALLING GENTLY DOWN ON THE TERRAIN
I wonder...Do the higher-ranked teams extensively modify their Gunpla to personalize them? Should we expect to be seeing something like this once we take on the Wing-themed team?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-6JG2Xd0u8
>>33053426Not to mention the Haros aren't that bright.
>>33053202"After the match, maybe." You whisper back. This seemed like something Karen should handle, anyways."Fair enough!" Julian nods. "I"ll keep you too it!""Mr. Ellet, what have I told you about switching seats in the middle of class?!" The teacher grunts."Sorry, sir!" Julian laughs awkwardly "It won't happen again!""I'm sure." The teacher shakes his head, clearly not convinced."I'm hoping you put out a great show!" Julian winks at you.Man, reporters. Always an odd bunch.Finally, the last bell of the day rings and pretty much everybody is packed and out the door, much quicker than usual. You have a good idea of where they're headed. You decide to take your time and walk over, not eager to get caught in the jam.Upon reaching the gym, you see that the entire building is packed like a sardine. Every seat and bench was pretty much taken, up to the point that the teachers started allocating standing space on the gym floor. Karen and Jake join you, while the rest of your team stays on the sidelines. The three of you walk up to the central battle table, and your three opponents likewise approach."ALL RIGHT EVERYBODY! ARE YOU READY FOR A GUNPLA FIGHT?!" Your school's official judge bellows.He's answered by an impossibly loud cheer."THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT!" He laughs. "Today we have the Mole Rats, immovable as a rock, yet as smooth as sand!"He pauses to let the crowd cheer."And their opponents today are the the mysterious newcomers, the Sorcerers!" He then gestures to you, Karen, and Jake. There's a lot of cheering, but you notice it's slightly more forced and not quite as enthusiastic.That will change soon, you hope.(cont)
>>33053698"MOLE RATS, ARE YOU READY!?" The Judge motions to them."We are.""SORCERERS, ARE YOU READY?""We are." Karen responds."ALL RIGHT! EVERY GET READY! GET SET!"BEGINNING PLAVSKY PARTICLE DISPERSALFIELD: CAVE"GUNPLA FIGHT GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"The moment your GM lands, you immediately scan your surroundings. It looked like you were in an extremely large cave, and up ahead was what seemed to be an underground city. Then you finally recognized it. Jaburo.Right now, you and Karen and Jake were standing on the cave floor. Beneath you was sand, which was the easiest medium to use your radar on, but you didn't have a lot of cover. Plus, in this cave environment, there was the real possibility they'd try to attack from above.Up ahead was the main base proper, which would serve as cover, but all that clutter and concrete would make your sensors useless. It would also give not only your team cover, the Mole Rats as well.To you right is a rocky area. It'd be harder for them to attack you there, but you likewise would not be able to detect if they were coming or not.>Stick to the plan. Hold position and try to pinpoint the Mole Rats.>Change in plan. Take shelter in the base.>Change in plan. Head for the rocks.>Other
>>33053728>>Stick to the plan. Hold position and try to pinpoint the Mole Rats.
>>33053728>Stick to the plan. Hold position and try to pinpoint the Mole Rats.Don't panic.
>>33053728Also, I totally forgot to describe what Gunpla the Mole Rats are using. They have a Gomel, Hygogg, and Acguy, all modified for subterranean warfare.
>>33053728>Stick to the plan. Hold position and try to pinpoint the Mole Rats.>this map>Gah!
>>33053728>Stick to the plan. Hold position and try to pinpoint the Mole Rats.But make the base our fallback position. I'll accept them having cover as long as we do also. I have more confidence in blowing up their cover than they can ours.
>>33053728>>Stick to the plan. Hold position and try to pinpoint the Mole Rats
>>33053728"All right, everybody get into position." You say, releasing your Balls into the air. "I'm going to try and ping them."Your GM kneels down on the ground to get better contact, and you start pinging.>roll 1d20
>>33053963>>33053968>>33053990We did super good
>>33053963>>33053968>>33053990What a great way to start off the match.
>>33053963>>33053968>>33053990Welp, that's no good... They must be really hidden.
>>33053990>>33053968>>33053963Not a good start. Hopefully our luck turns around.
I wonder if we had equipped the balls with radar would the dice be changed to 3d20 or Merc would have rolled?Just wondering
>>33053963>>33053968>>33053990Heh, well at least I get a laugh at the number we rolled.
>>33053963You ping your radar, but you don't seem to get any contacts. In fact, there's a lot more bedrock underneath your position than you had realized, which is messing with your possible radar coverage. Unfortunately, you have no idea if they're actually beyond your sensing range or if they're eluding your attempts to detect them. Plus, if they're using acoustic sensors, there's a high chance that they would detect your radar pings, as well.>Continue to try and scan for them.>Stay quiet and see what happens.>Reposition.>Other
>>33054149>>Stay quiet and see what happens.
>>33054149>Reposition.Staying in one spot to get jumped seems a bit silly. Slowly make are way to the base I say.
>>33054149>>OtherDetach balls.Use them to pound the ground away from us.
>>33054149>>Reposition.>>OtherONE PING ONLY before repositioning
>>33054179I swear to god, people don't read.
>>33054149>Reposition.Let's move and keep on alert
>>33054149>>Continue to try and scan for them.
>>33054186You forgot your image.Also, seconding this.
>>33054149>Continue to try and scan for them.
>>33054225Thanks... >>33054327If the Mole Rats are listening in, they might take the bait.
>>33054149"Jake, we're repositioning." You say. "This area is probably compromised.""All right, where to?" Jake asks, his engine already rumbling to life.>Head for another sandy area.>Head for the base.>Head for the rocks.>Other
>>33054442>>Head for another sandy area.
>>33054442>Head for another sandy area.It's like we're escorting the harvester and watching out for wormsign.
>>33054442another sandy area
>>33054442>Head for another sandy area.Preferably one we can bring things crashing down on, if need be.
>>33054442"Jake, we're heading to the next sandy area." You say, marking your new position on the map. "Head over there. I'll cover you." "Got it." Jake affirms as the TUSKER slowly rolls forward, its treads kicking up loose sand and dust as it goes.Before you move you send out one last radar ping. Just in case.>roll 1d20
Rolled 11>>33054684Let's try this again
>>33054710You get some fuzzy readings. Not really any exact positions or anything, but you pick up what you think are two possible contacts, though they are pretty far. There seems like a big one, probably the Hygogg or Acguy, somewhere in the direction of the base. The other possible contact seems to be trailing behind you. It's small, so it might be the Gomel.There is no sign of the third Gunpla.Finally, you and Jake reach the new position and both your Gunpla settle in the soft sand. Up above, Karen and your Balls circle lazily in the air, still looking for threats.>Continue scanning. >Go investigate the contact near the base.>Investigate the contact behind you.>Have Jake start shelling the contacts.>Other
>>33054833>>Have Jake start shelling the contacts.Give them a surprise
>>33054833>Have Jake start shelling the contacts.Boom. Also third contact is above us. Calling it now. Either have the balls watch out for it or Karen.
>>33054833>Have Jake start shelling the contacts.The one in the base. It should slow it down for a while.>Investigate the contact behind you.Keep one Ball close, but not too close to get ganked from underground. Try to KO this Gunpla before the one in the base recovers and help out.
>>33054833>Have Jake start shelling the contacts.Jaburo's tough, we're not going to cause any sort of cave-in. So bring down the noise.
>>33054833"Hey Jake, I got some rough positions I want you to shell." You say, forwarding him the estimated coordinates of the two enemies."Got it." Jake nods as his TUSKER's twin cannons swivel to target both areas and begin fire with a loud BOOM. High explosive shells begin to fall among the base and sand. Fortified structures are reduced to piles or rubble, while huge gouts of sand geyser up into the air with every shell landing.Finally, you catch movement. The Hygogg reveals itself, from its hiding place within the base. On its back you see a large rocket pod and it begins belching a swarm of missiles at your Balls and Karen. Karen immediately boosts forward through the missile swarm, intent on getting close in with the Hygogg while your Balls focus on shooting down missiles. At the same time, there's an explosion of rock and dust from above as the Acguy reveals itself, its twin drills spinning as it targets TUSKER. Jake keeps one gun trained on the Hygogg to counterbatter, while his second cannon swivels to meet the new threat.Your proximity warning then triggers and you look behind you to see something moving under the sand, headed towards you at high speed like a shark in water, no doubt the Gomel.>Attack the Hygogg>Attack the Acguy>Defend against hte Gomel.>Other
>>33055178>Defend against the Gomel.Most immediate threat first.
Rolled 16>>33055178>Defend against hte Gomel.Go for the one he doesn't have a gun on
>>33055178>>Attack the HygoggTwo on one.Kill it off now, then we can engage the other.
>>33055178>>Defend against hte Gomel.
>>33055178>Defend against hte Gomel.
>>33055178>Attack the AcguyI'll give him points for dynamic entry, but I don't want Jake tied down while he's supporting Karen against the Hygogg and simultaneously trying to keep the Acguy off of himself.Use the Balls (if we get tied down ourself) since they're the closest airborne unit.>Defend against the Gomel.
>>33055178>>Attack the Acguy
>>33055178I'm >>33055255 and I chose wrongly. I meant:>Attack the Acguy
>>33055178You spin around to engage the Gomel, trusting Jake and Karen to be able to handle their respective opponents. The Gomel is coming at you very very fast, but it's still under the sand, you're not sure whether you can effectively engage it at range.>Try to shoot it with your beam rifle. >Try to hit it with your beam saber.>Defend against it with your shield.>Other
>>33055470>Try to shoot it with your beam rifle.Lucky hits are a thing and well it's still at range might as well get a few shoots in.
>>33055470>Try to shoot it with your beam rifle.Say, if we glass the sand in front of it with saturated beam fire, would it slow or debilitate this MS?
>>33055470>Try to shoot it with your beam rifle. Don't let it get close, it has some nasty claws.
Rolled 3>>33055470>Try to shoot it with your beam rifle.Let's try this
>>33055470You whip out your beam rifle and take aim. The Gomel shouldn't be able to know you're planning to shoot it, but its kicking up a lot of sand and moving fast. This is gonna be tough.>roll 1d20
>>33055727You fire several beam shots into the sand, but you either miss or the sand absorbs the bulk of the energy. You see the sand melt and harden into glass where your shots fall, only for the Gomel to shoot past without being noticeably slowed. There's a sudden explosion of sand as the Gomel leaps out and lunges, its massive claws extended and ready to strike.>Counterattack with your beam saber.>Counterattack with a shield bash.>Raise your shield to protect yourself.>Other
Rolled 7>>33055811>Counterattack with a shield bash.It's what we bought it for
>>33055811>Counterattack with a shield bash.It's the natural maneuver. And since it's a reinforced chobham shield, it will hopefully not get wrecked by those claws.
>>33055811>Counterattack with a shield bash.GET SOME
>>33055811>Counterattack with a shield bash.He can't redirect mid-air, yet I'm not willing to risk using a narrow weapon to hit him with in case it misses.
Rolled 16>>33055811>Counterattack with a shield bash.CHARGING STAAAAR
Rolled 10, 4 = 14>>33055811Without missing a beat, you bring your left arm swinging forward, intending to smash that damn Gomel in the face with it.You never really liked Vagan suits that much, anyways.>roll 1d20
Rolled 2>>33056025Hey, some of them are pretty cool.
>>33056044You had one job. Roll over 10!>Gah!
>>33056065Sorry. At least it's still a success.
>>33056041You big, heavy Chobham shield smashes into the Gomel's chest with a large, resound CLANG, cracking armor like glass and denting its chest in. The Gomel flies back but manages to land on its feet. You both stare at each other for a brief second before it grabs clawfuls of sand and toss them directly at your face, clouding your GM's visual sensors.>Use your radar to shoot him.>Fly out of the cloud to get clear.>Boost forward to hit him up close.>Go into defensive stance.>Other
>>33056039>>33056041>>33055962GOD BLESS AMERICA
>>33056132>Boost forward to hit him up close.Fuck you have another shield bash. In fact have a boosted shield bash.He went back under didn't he?
>>33056132>Boost forward to hit him up close.When in doubt,CHARGING STAR!
>>33056132>Use your radar to shoot him.We could see you through several meters of sand (well, several millimeters, given the scaling, but whatever). We're not going to be stopped by a few handfuls.
>>33056132>>Fly out of the cloud to get clear.He's probably out of sight anyway.
>>33056132>Use your radar to shoot him.Pop pop pop
>>33056132>>Use your radar to shoot him.
Rolled 4>>33056132Heh, the Gomel was probably banking on you not having an advanced radar suite, which you just so happened to have. You set your beam rifle on radar guided mode, and it homes in on the largest and nearest contact it can 'see'. A sensor box forms around the Gomel's estimated position, and you can see that it's trying to burrow back into the relative safety of the sand. You need to aim fast and shoot faster.>roll 1d20
Rolled 16>>33056419Get Quickdraw McGraw onnim!
I kinda wonder what went through the pilots mind when he got his shit shoved in with that shield. Armor cracking like glass? Big ass dent in the chest? Fuckfuckfuck!>>33056436And you how do you tie a four!
>>33056472Hey, it had a five percent chance. I am just as beholden to the laws of probability as anyone else.
>>33056514You and your probabilities!
>>33056424>>33056436>>33056463Isn't this a critical?
So, I've been wondering...What exactly happens if a beam from a beam rifle hits the beam of a beam saber?>>33056597No, we need all of them to pass the highest enemy roll.
>>33056597Maybe? Its not clear whether ties count as successes.
>>33056597Don't know if ties count, boss. If we go based of the wording of the rule.>For Opposed rolls, all three of your rolls must beat the opponent's highest roll>must beatSo I would say no, at least.
>>33056609IIRC the beam rifle shot would be deflected to a degree due to the field containing the beam saber's energy.
>>33056620It's 2 successes and a failure, tie or not. S'far as I've followed Merc's quests, the target number is always 15 for a success. At least s'much as I can surmise.
>>33056609It gets deflected. Beam shields are technically just wide beam sabers. Very skilled pilots(often with strong Newtype abilities) can block a beam shot with a saber, but it's really hard. Though there are probably macros in Gunpla Battle that make it easier.
>>33056648It's a opposed roll we're against here. Target number is whatever is higher than what Merc rolls at this.
>>33056609This>>33056635If it was solid ammunition, then it would probably turn the bullets into hot slag hitting the suit.
FUCK YEAH BF QUEST!
>>33056696Look Blatant Fetish quest ended a long time ago. It's never coming back.
>>33056716Nice. Also just throwing this out, next team we should face are those Nightmare guys.
>>33056576As it digs under, you fire several bursts from your rifle, shearing off a leg as it struggles back into the sand. While not exactly critical damage, that definitely meant its mobility would be impaired.You do a quick radar scan see the Gomel rapidly moving away from you, no doubt trying to come back from a different direction in an attempt to ambush you again. You take the moment to check back on how Jake and Karen are doing. Karen is having trouble getting close the Hygogg, which keeps burring into the ground whenever she gets close, only to pop up later to fire a burst of machine gun fire or missiles at her before sliding back under the ground. Your Balls are busy trying to support her, but they're too busy trying to handle the missiles to actually have time to hit the Hygogg.Jake, meanwhile, was in something of a strange battle with the Acguy. Apparently, the Acguy could fire its drills like projectiles, and it was trying to hit Jake from above with its drill shots. However, Jake is able to maneuver or shoot the drills out of the sky, but you see one drill already stuck in the left shoulder of the TUSKER. Jake's Gunpla showers the Acguy with heavy cannon fire, which has done minor damage, the Acguy keeps repositioning to a different hole in the roof, making it difficult to score a solid hit on it.>Chase down the Gomel.>Assist Karen with the Hygogg.>Assist Jake wtih the Acguy.>Other
>>33056735Too low level. We need to be looking higher. Like at Silver Wing already.
>>33056780>>Assist Jake wtih the Acguy.KILL IT
>>33056780>Assist Jake wtih the Acguy.Get the big guns free to fuck someone else over.
>>33056780>>Assist Jake wtih the Acguy.Free up the Artillery
>>33056780>>Assist Jake wtih the Acguy.
>>33056780>Assist Jake wtih the Acguy.Let's do this while we have some breathing room
>>33056780>Assist Jake wtih the Acguy.Sorry, little guy. Acguys are only successful in Gunpla Battle if they've been remodeled to be more adorable, everyone knows that. Comeback when you're Bunnyguy.
>>33056780Ignoring the Gomel for the moment, you boost into the air and head for Jake."Hey Jake, you need some help?" You ask."Yeah, I kinda do." Jake grunts over the booming of his cannons. "Can you pin down or dislodge that damn Acguy from the roof? It would be a great help for me.""No problem. I'll be right on that." You say.Looking at the holes in the cave ceiling, you can see the Acguy poking its head out like one of those moles in a whack a mole game. It doesn't see you quite yet, as its attention is still focused on the TUSKER.>Take a shot at it.>Shield bash it and knock it loose from the ceiling.>Other
Rolled 42, 36 = 78>>33057049>>Shield bash it and knock it loose from the ceiling.
>>33057049>Shield bash it and knock it loose from the ceiling.
>>33057049>>Shield bash it and knock it loose from the ceiling.
>>33057049>Take a shot at itWe need to avoid close quarters. For all we know they're waiting for us to close in so they can sucker punch us.
>>33057049>>Shield bash it and knock it loose from the ceiling.Ambush Wack a mole
Rolled 6, 2, 13 = 21>>33057049You hit your boosters and blast forward. You were feeling good about your new Chobham shield. It hasn't failed you so far.>roll 1d20
>>33057304>>33057308>>33057309Oh thank dice god...
>>33057309Good thing criticals don't work that way in this quest, huh?
>>33057309Fuck, I have been rolling terribly. I did that one, I was this guy >>33056436 and this guy >>33056044. I think I'll just stop rolling.
>>33057304You bring the edge of your shield forward, slamming it right into the Acguy's head with a sickening crunch. The Acguy doesn't even know what hit it and it tumbles out of the tunnel it was sheltering in, falling down towards the ground. >Finish it off.>Let Jake handle it.>Other
>>33057373>>Let Jake handle it.>Other Assist Karen
>>33057373>>Let Jake handle it.Time to help Karen
>>33057373>Let Jake handle itWe've been getting all the glory lately, let Jake have something.
>>33057373>Let Jake handle it.Where's Gomel?
>>33057373>Let Jake handle it.Keep an eye out for our friend.
>>33057373>Let Jake handle it.We should either hunt for the Gomel or move to assist Karen. Though she's probably doing fine. She's a melee beast and has our Balls to provide covering fire.
>>33057483the last update says that her foe has her harried and with teh balls doing all they can to defend her.
>>33057576So it does. Silly me. Okay, let's support Karen, then. And once Jake takes out the Acguy, he can help, too. Assuming the Gomel doesn't interrupt, which it almost certainly will.
>>33057373"All yours, Jake!" You yell as you boost away to get some distance from the Acguy.""Appreciated." Jake says as both of his cannons raise to track the fall Acguy. There's the loud boom of twin cannons and you see a flash as they score a direct hit on the Acguy. The large, round Gunpla expands like a balloon for a brief second before it's engulfed in flames, spraying fire and plastic bits everywhere."Holy shit, Jake, nice shot!""It's what I do."Meanwhile, you're taking a closer look at the battlefield from your perspective. You can see a gout of sand about a hundred meters behind the TUSKER, no doubt the Gomel moving in to avenge its fallen comrade. Meanwhile, Karen is still having trouble with the Hygogg. You can see some minor damage on her Gunpla, but you know that with how fragile the Overflag suit, and minor damage could be considered major.>Give a warning to Jake and move to help Karen.>Intercept the Gomel.>Other
Rolled 10>>33057633>>Intercept the Gomel.>>other"Jake, give Karen a hand, will you?"
>>33057633>Give a warning to Jake and move to help Karen.
>>33057633>Intercept the Gomel.Nope he's ours. Finish what we started.Hygogg meet Tusker.
>>33057633You guys are so mean to an Acguy.AN ACGUY! ;_;>Give a warning to Jake and move to help Karen.
>>33057633>>Intercept the Gomel.Broken Arrow for Karen.
>>33057633>Intercept the Gomel.>Other, send Jake to help Karen
>>33057633>Give a warning to Jake and move to help Karen.That Overflag might as well have fucking Leo armor, back her ass up.
>>33057633>>Intercept the Gomel.>>Other>Jake Help Karen
>>33057633>>Give a warning to Jake and move to help Karen.The sooner we free her up the better the battle will go.
>>33057633>Intercept the Gomel.I think the Gomel is a little too fast for Tusker. Plus Jake can just rain death right way onto Hygogg longs Karen pulls back. If needed.
>>33057633>Intercept the Gomel.TUSKER can't risk getting into melee. We'll handle the Gomel, Jake can flush the Hygogg out with some rockets so Karen can get to work slicing it up.
Is it possible to "Ride" on top of the TUSKER in its assault mode?
>>33057741We're gonna have our balls ride Jake into battle. What? It's a perfectly legitimate strategy!
>>33057764So we "mount" a Ball on top of it to act as a Tank Turret?
>>33057764The Balls are already over there. We don't need to have them ride in.
>>33057790>>33057802Your lack of Gundam quest history knowledge saddens me.
>>33057741If it's possible, I guess that would be a fast way to travel, or act as a form of launch catapult...
>>33057829I'm trying to think of what you could be referring to, but I'm not getting it. I remember there was a sidequest set in the same universe as Zeon Quest that had something to do with Balls. Don't know if they ever rode into battle on something, but seeing as that was a running theme in Zeon Quest I suppose that's not too improbable.
>>33057861In zeonquest the party often rode into battle on the back of the ValVaro piloted by the teams resident mobile armor user. Dammit Hovis it was sad to see you die.
>>33057917Okay, I thought you were referring to that, but we already had that reference. What do you think that mobile armor team we fought was doing? Also, we have the "Black Stallions" as the number 2 slot, who we simply HAVE to fight.
>>33057917Not as much Zol, the cleaver of worlds.
>>33058003I'm utterly torn between fighting The Skull Knight and the Act Zaku Natch and worrying about how large an asshole it'll tear us.
>>33057633>>Give a warning to Jake and move to help Karen.
>>33058024It will be a battle of epic proportions. It will be beautiful.
>>33057633"Jake, go help out Karen and suppress that Hygogg!" You yell as you angle in towards the incoming Gomel. "There's a Gomel heading in behind you. I'll take care of it, so just keep moving!""Got it!" Jake shifts to Breacher mode and and rumbles off towards the main base. You see the plume of sand shift direction as the Gomel moves to track Jake's movements, unaware that you're watching from above.>Snipe him from the air.>DYNAMIC ENTRY>Other
>>33058023Zol didn't die. This is canon. He transcended his physical existence so he could do battle against the end of existence. And someday, when David Lister and Jolyn Brand have finished their work on this mortal plane, they will join him there, in that great celestial battlefield. And the Destroyer will know what it means to face a Nightmare.
>>33058003I agree with you 1000%, this is too good of an opportunity to pass up, the GN GM Juggler vs the Nacht Zaku or El Muerto Gigante.
>>33058077>>Snipe him from the air.
>>33058077>>DYNAMIC ENTRYSHOUT NOWGMMMMMM KIIIIIIIICKU
>>33058081I still wish apologised would get off his ass and make Delaz quest and Zeta quest.
>>33058077>Snipe him from the air.Sup boss! Remember me?
>>33058077>>DYNAMIC ENTRYJuggler Kick>>33058094Lasers gonna have to shoot through the ground.Less power.
>>33058101Holy shit, THIS
>>33058077>snipe him from the airFOR FUCKS SAKE PEOPLE WE AREN'T A MELEE SUIT, PLAY TO OUR STRENGTHS!
>>33058077>>DYNAMIC ENTRYLet's crash and burn
>>33058123We have close combat reroll.We're also shooting into the ground, which will make the beam less powerful.
>>33058077>Snipe him from the air.God dammit Merc can you please not put choices in caps... Good lord.We need to get him away from Jake, shooting him will drive him off which is what we want.
>>33058139It's not about killing him this second it's about getting to stop his chase on Tusker.
>>33058101this but.ULTIMATE GM KICKK
>>33058123We're not a ranged suit, either. Our advantage is in the ability to dictate how we engage the enemy thanks to our sensors and support units. We can fight however we want. That's what's good about the Juggler.
>>33058167....we're a literal juggler build, aren't we.We juggle our enemies to our tune.
>>33058077>Snipe him from the air.As fun as dynamic entry can be... rather not fuck this up.
>>33058123Umm, the GM is a all rounder it can fight up close and shoot from a distance
>>33058179Okay, I'm seriously believing that we're subconsciously doing a Harlequin/Jester theme...
>>33058244I would not be against that.
>>33058244Would fit us as a wildcard role.
>>33058267I mean if we are going for it, we need to be as flamboyant as possible. That means every single different particle effect, garish color schemes, etc.We need to DAZZLE THE STAGE! We need to be FABULOUS!
>>33058292See that's the one thing I don't like about that theme. It out right hurts the eyes to look at. Fucking ugly as hell.
>>33058292>>33058330We can do the Death Jester theme instead
>>33058330>>33058292Or maybe we can just do a simple black, red, and white color scheme for simplicity's sake as well as being the colors for card suits.
>>33058077You don't think you'd be able to get a reliable beam shot from this distance and through the sand, so you decide to try something else. You position yourself over the Gomel and cut your boosters, letting gravity do your work for you. >roll 1d20
Rolled 16>>33058365SHOUT NOWSHOCK AND AWWWWWWWE
>>33058292it's bad enough the suit was choosen due to lulz, we don't need it to get any worse.
Rolled 1>>33058365Let's rock!
Rolled 19>>33058378>>33058383FUCKING DODGED A BULLET
>>33058292Okay, now I'm having a weird idea. Our Balls are the K-Type, and look kind of like oranges. So we can be >THE PATH OF BLOSSOMS! TO THE STAGE!Seriously though, Kachidoki form would be awesome to base our final upgrade on.
Rolled 13I guess this:>>33058352 can work alongside this: >>33058359
>>33058409>Balls blossoming to reveal something....I'm liking this idea.
>>33058378You fight the urge to yell "GM KIIIIIIIICK!" as your GM drops down from the sky right on top of the Gomel's position, foot outstretched. You Gunpla slams into the soft sand, sending a huge dust cloud out and creating a small crater. You can feel your GM's foot go through sand, and then hit Plavsky reinforced plastic, and you feel your foot move through that as well with a sickening crunch as armor plates snap and break. The Gomel, heavily damaged but not dead, begins thrashing wildly. >Finish it off.>Disengage to prevent its thrashing from damaging you.>Other
>>33058447Or maybe a huge ass gun.>>33058458>>Finish it off.
>>33058458>Finish it off.
>>33058458>Finish it offPour everything into the sand
>>33058458SHOOT IT IN THE HEAD!
>>33058429You're right, we're more suited for being Baron. Let's get some banana spears.
Rolled 1>>33058458>>Finish it off.
>>33058458>Finish it off.End it
>>33058458>Finish it off.Even if it kills us, we'll be up two to one in the process. I'm sure Karen and Jake can take on the Hygogg. We'll still have the win.
Rolled 2>>33058458You decide that it's best to finish it off here. You're pretty confident Karen and Jake together can handle the Hygogg.>roll 1d20
Rolled 13FOR VICTORY!
Rolled 17>>33058701Let's go.
Rolled 14>>33058701inb4 rolled 1, 1, 1
I was going to cry if didn't crit this...
>>33058708>>33058709>>33058710Our first critical in a long, long time
>>33058737And we had, what? Two, three good chances at in this thread too.Damn dice.
>>33058757>chances at itthat is.
>>33058757Be glad we haven't been getting straight 20's like in Gundam Wing quest. That shit's turned Heero into fucking Sundowner.
>>33058757And every time, I was the one who rolled the failure. I am awful.
>>33058776things in Merc's quests would be easier if that was the case, instead the dice luck runs on the lower side as of late.
>>33058791Why do you hate fun, Anon?
>>33058824I swear I'm not trying to. I'm rolling fine over in Heero Yui Murders the World Quest. I don't know why I'm not doing well in this one.
That quest is EDGE incarnate.
>>33058851So that's it? You hate this quest? And it's players!? You monster!
>>33058851Dice are cursed for Merc's quests, that or other quests are using up the good rolls.
>>33058869No, I'm just cursed to bring ruin to everything I touch. In Wing Quest we're trying to be awful, so my curse is satisfied with damning the narrative. Here we're just a kid playing a game, so it must ruin the very quest itself! I'm so sorry.
>>33058891Don't feel bad, your bad rolls help keep things challenging and interesting.Wing quest is just funny and the more good rolls we get the funnier and the edgier it gets.
>>33058910I can barely read that quest. But this isn't the place to talk about this anyway, so I'll drop it.
>>33058867I prefer to see it as the attempts of Heero circa the beginning of Wing to run a quest.
>>33058709And just like you, you press your beam rifle to the back of the pinned Gomel's head and pull the trigger, execution style. You realize that it probably seemed pretty cold blooded, but you had to eliminate it somehow. With the immediate threat neutralized, you turn to check on Karen and Jake. With Jake's arrival, he manages to suppress the Hygogg by literally blanketing all of the Jaburo base with cannon and rocket fire, demolishing pretty much any decent cover it may have used. The Hygogg tries to stand and outshoot the TUSKER, but that proves to be a massively fatal mistake. It emerges from the ground behind the TUSKER, intent on hitting it in the back with its missiles, only for the TUSKER's cannons to swivel around and blast it in the face point blank. The Hygogg stumbles backwards, its optics ruined by the blast before it's finished off by Karen, who drops down from above and jams both of her swords straight through the top of its head. The Hygogg stiffens before toppling to the ground like a pile of bricks.BATTLE ENDED"AND IT LOOKS LIKE THE SORCERERS ARE THE WINNERS!" The Judge bellows as the field begins to dissolve. "As per school rules, the Mole Rats are shifted down to rank 10 while the Sorcerers take their place at rank 9!"(cont)
>>33059107The crowd begins cheering. Genuinely cheering, this time. It actually feels... pretty good. However, you know that the Mole Rats, in the big scheme of things, are small fry compared to the Gunpla Club. Still, it was a nice feeling."You won." Lucina says somewhat plainly as she walks up to you grins. "That was some good fighting there.""Heh, thanks Lucina.""And that aerial kick!" Amy chuckles. "I never thought you'd do something like that!""I know!" Charlotte hooks her arm around your neck. "I think we can make a pro fighter out of you ,yet!"One of the Mole Rats, you remember his name is Ken, then walks up."That was a pretty good fight there, man." Ken grins as he shakes your hand. "Pretty damn intense. I don't remember when I felt something like that.""Hah, well, get used to it." You grin. "You guys fought well, though.""Jack! Yo! Jack!" You see Julian trying to push is way through the crow towards you. "So how about those questions?">Go talk to him.>Direct him to Karen.>Ignore him.>Other
>>33059125>>Go talk to him.We did make a promise.
>>33059125>Go talk to him together with Karen
>>33059125>Direct him to Karen."Your call boss."or>Other >Have the team go talk
>>33059125>Other"Hey Karen, is it okay if I talk with a reporter for the school paper? I figured I should ask you before I did, even if he seems on the level."
>>33059145>Go talk to him together with Karen and the rest of the team
>>33059125>>Direct him to Karen.
>>33059125>Go talk to him.
>>33059169>>33059125Yeah, lets give the guy a surprise. He doesn't get one, he gets all.
>>33059231So, what's the over/under on this guy being an informant for the Gunpla Club who's going to try to learn our weaknesses or gather information for a smear campaign?
>>33059273That tinfoil hat's a bit tight on you.
>>33059273Shadowruns please leave.
>>33059273Rather high.Considering the little snippet at the end of the session last week.
>>33059329See, that's my thinking too, but apparently I'm just being paranoid.
>>33059125"Yeah, sure thing." You nod. "Actually, wouldn't you prefer to talk to our team leader?""Oh, sure!" Julian grins. "Hey! Karen!" You wave for her to come over."Yes?" Karen walks over and looks at Julian warily."This is Julian Ellet from the Newspaper Club. I think he wants to interview us about the Sorcerers.""I see..." Karen nods and gives Julian the once over. "What would you like to know?""Well, first of all, what inspired you to form a new Gunpla team?"Karen pauses, as if trying to find the right words to say. After, it was important. to make things sound right. "Well, our origin was rather humble, really. We were all mostly just Gunpla fighters who weren't accepted into any of the existing teams, so we made our own. As you can see from today, it's worked out quite well for us.""Mhm, mhm." Julian nods as he jots his notes down. People still write on paper? "Anyways, you just beat the 8th ranked team! How do you did it?""Through teamwork and coordination, of course." Karen says a bit proudly. "Unlike what other fighters may believe, we don't rely solely on high end Gunpla. However, at the end of the day, our main goal is to have fun and enjoy battling. Win or lose, as long as we felt it was a good battle fought, that's what counts.""Alright..." Julian scribbles down more notes. "Thanks a bunch! I think that's all I need for now, unless you want to add anything else?">Yeah. I want to say something. [write in]>Nah, I think we're done here.>Other
>>33059417>>Nah, I think we're done here.Nothing that I can think of.
>>33059417>Nah, I think we're done here.That's good
>>33059417>Nah, I think we're done here.Let's cut it off before I get any more paranoid.
>>33059417>>Nah, I think we're done here.
>>33059417>>Nah, I think we're done here.>Other.Maybe add to just have fun playing gunpla?
>>33059417>Yeah. I want to say something. [write in]>People still write on paper?
>>33059468We're in an ambiguous future where technology has advanced incredibly in some ways but not at all in others. Also, Reconguista in G still hasn't been made somehow. It's weird. Just roll with it. We should totally build the G-Self for our upgraded Gunpla. Just to mess with Merc as he tries to figure out how it should be balanced compared to other suits.
>>33059417>Nah, I think we're done here.>Just got on.>Thread pretty much over at this point.Time to drown my sorrows in model kits!
>>33059518Doesn't mean I can't ask.
Been looking at the Gundam wiki and I have to ask, Why does the Zeta Gundam stand out?
>>33059602It can TRANSFORM
>>33059417"Nah, I think we're done here." You say. "Ah, well, if you want to talk about well... anything I guess, you'll know where to find me!" Julian says happily."Or in the mostly likely case, you'll find us." Karen grins."That too!" Julian chortles. "Anyways, I'll be seeing you two!"With that, Julian filters back in the crowd. "You don't think he's some kind of plant sent by the Gunpla Club, do you?" You ask Karen after you're sure he's out of earshot."Well it's certainly healthy to be cautious, there's a thin line between that and outright paranoia." Karen sighs. "I'm not sure, but he seems honest enough. He genuinely believes in what he's doing, at least.""Ah." You nod and then your eyes narrow. "Speaking of which..."You point to what looks to be Kenneth and a couple of his Gunpla Club goons meandering through the crowd, as if they were looking for something... or someone. You probably had an idea of who."Ah..." Karen frowns, the amusement draining from her face. "Of course he would be here.">Let's confront him. >Let's get out of here.>Other
>>33059615>>Let's confront him.Alright, let's make things perfectly clear.
>>33059602A bunch of reasons. It was the first transforming mobile suit the AEUG had. It had some ridiculously powerful guns. And it had the biosensor, which is essentially space magic. It's not that impressive compared to later mobile suits, but for its time it was utterly terrifying.
>>33059615>Let's get out of here.Ah fuck this buzz kill. Lets go out and get some food to have a celebration for the first real rank win.
>>33059615>Let's get out of here.Lol nope not dealing with this nowOr ever
>>33059615>Let's get out of here
>>33059615>Let's get out of here.>Let's cheese it, beer and beer pong at Lucina's place
>>33059615>Let's get out of here.He's not worth the hassle.
>>33059615>Let's get out of here.Any other time I be up for it. But after a win? Nah.>>33059661You want us dead, don't you?
>>33059615>Other"You feel like confronting him now? or would you rather wait until -after- we have celebrated?"
>>33059667It's cool, she'll be at an industry confrence in Las Vegas.ShotShow, buying all the things she'll use to slowly torture Jack to death in the basement with before wearing him like a mask.
>>33059615>>Let's get out of here.>Party at Lucina's place!
>>33059710I think that puts us in the majority. Yee.
>>33059719Well let's not drink but let's crash at Lucina's for a party
>>33059730I'm sure the tiny gundams can save Jackie from a crazy mom.
>>33059730We'll get drunk on cola.
>>33059615>>Let's get out of here.>>Party at Lucina's place!
>>33059615"Nah, let's get out of here and get drunk on like, coke or something." You say, shaking your head. "Not worth dealing with this guy now of all times.""Yeah, I can live with that." Karen smiles. "Let's grab the others and celebrate. I'll pay for dinner tonight.""That is one promise you are so going to regret!" You chuckle.>And that's it for tonight! Sorry for the short closing post but I'm just too tired to come up with anything else at the moment.>Unfortunately, I'm going to be taking a break for July 4th weekend, so there will be no quests next week! You'll just have to be patient and wait for the week after. Sorry, folks!>But don't forget to catch Cyberpunk Idols and Saturday and PJ Witches on Sunday!
>>33059889That's cool. We still had a fun fight, so it's all good. See you two weeks from now, Merc.
>>33059889Yo, Merc. Still alive? And thanks, friend. See you again.
>>33059889> I'll pay for dinner tonight.Hope they're going to buffet. It be the only way to save her money.Anyways, thanks for running.
>>33059889Thanks for running!Time to start building Kshatriya!
Late to the party, but I just want everyone to know that the only reason the Ultimate GM Kick!! didn't CRIT THE FUCK out of everything is that everyone didn't SHOUT with enough PASSION! For reference, let Lt. Kyosuke Nanbu show you how it's REALLY donehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3zJCj0l5lk&feature=player_detailpage#t=282