>Character Sheet: http://pastebin.com/NAHSJFjt>Archived Thread(s): http://pastebin.com/RHtMXcLW>Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ImprovQMTwo years ago, you turned into a demon and killed an army in order to save your little brother and some other children. Now, one of the women who was taking care of those children is asking you to lead a group of survivors to scavenge the abandoned military base that you all dismissed as an option for being too dangerous."So, what you really mean is that you want me to go in first, draw out whatever's hiding in there, pulp it, and then stand guard while the group goes in and searches the place, right?" She's not a stupid woman, but she must understand what asking you to actually lead a group would mean."No. I mean I want you to take a more active role in this community. As a human. If you only act like a weapon, that's all these people are going to see you as." She leans forward, fixing you with an unmoving gaze. "I know there's more to you than those powers, Aria. I know you've got a good heart. But the way you act, no one else can see that. You may not care what they think about you, but I do. And so does Adam.""I thought you were above using my kid brother to guilt trip me." The fuck does she think she's doing, dragging him into this?"Listen. You've done an excellent job protecting us. We'd be much worse off than we are if not for you. I know for certain that I'd be dead. You're a blessing. But what will happen if that blessing runs out? Or if you meet an enemy you can't kill?" She lets the question hang in the air, then sighs, and leans back. "I'm not going to force you, that'd just make you resent me. But it's something I want you to think about.">[ ] "Fine. I hope you're right about this.">[ ] "I'll go, but I'm doing it my way.">[ ] "No. We'll find another way to get the supplies we need.">[ ] "I need some time to think about it.">[ ] "I have some questions first." (Write-in required.)>[ ] Write-in
>>35855806>[ ] "Fine. I hope you're right about this.">Write in"But since you're forcing me to do this, I want some shower time and batteries"
>>35855806>[ ] "Fine. I hope you're right about this."
>>35855854>>35855806This. Gotta get rewards.Also blush. I think I know what we're going to use those batteries for.
>>35855806>>35855944How long has this zombie stuff been around anyway?
>[x] "Fine. I hope you're right about this.""Fine. We'll do it your way." She's made some good points. You're strong, for certain, but there's no telling what kinds of demons are still out there. And if these powers ever go away... you'd rather not have everyone looking at you as 'the demon-girl who's now helpless'. "But if I'm going to be 'a leader of the community', I think I'm going to need a shower.""Of course. You didn't even need t-""And some batteries." Edith goes quiet, narrowing her eyes at you. Right, sometimes you almost manage to forget she's... traditional. "For flashlights." You're not sure she quite believes you, but at least this way, you can hold onto some plausible deniability and not leave your 'stress relief' habits out in the open."...I'll take care of it." Okay, yeah, she definitely didn't believe you. "The team's already together. They'll need a couple hours to get everything set up, but other than that, it's up to you. Since you're leading, you decide how this is going to be done.">[ ] "We'll leave as soon as everyone's ready. No point waiting.">[ ] "Tonight, after dark. Quick and quiet.">[ ] "We'll leave crack of dawn. Plenty of time to clear it out and get everything we can.">[ ] Write-in
>>35856093>>[ ] "We'll leave crack of dawn. Plenty of time to clear it out and get everything we can."
>>35856093>[ ] "We'll leave crack of dawn. Plenty of time to clear it out and get everything we can."
>Well, shit.>Or not. Opportunity to get my errand shit out of the way early has come up, and I'd rather do it now so I don't have to disappear for as long later.>I'll return with the next post in... maybe an hour?
>>35856093>"And some batteries." Edith goes quiet, narrowing her eyes at you. Right, sometimes you almost manage to forget she's... traditional. "For flashlights." You're not sure she quite believes you, but at least this way, you can hold onto some plausible deniability and not leave your 'stress relief' habits out in the open.Hah.
>>35856246It's all good OP.
>>35856246Goddamn it OP, come back.
>Well that took longer than expected.
>[x] "We'll leave crack of dawn. Plenty of time to clear it out and get everything we can.""We'll leave at the crack of dawn," You reply after a few minutes of thought, "Plenty of time to clear everything out. Rushing will only get people killed.""Good plan." Edith nods. There's a strange tone of pride in her voice. Did she even expect that you'd accept? Well, all things considered, maybe you're not that surprised. "I'll let everyone know."You rise from your seat, meal unfinished, before she can spring something else on you. Still, you've gotten to know Edith a little bit better, whether you really planned to or not.>You feel a faint bond forming between you and Edith...>You have established a new bond!>Edith Orton [High Priestess] has advanced to Rank 1!>Understanding XP gained.>Continued.
>Come up with an idea, type up a big post for it.>Scrap it entirely because it makes no sense at all and I'd really rather save that for the HALLOWEEN SPECIAL tomorrow.The mall's got somewhere around two hundred people in it- a far cry from the thousands who'd come through every day in the time before, but it's still enough to make it hard to avoid people. Plus, you have a feeling that if you're going to become a 'community leader' like Edith wants, you're going to need to actually get to know some of these people.>[ ] Find Adam.>[ ] Stay in the food court.>[ ] Try to get some firearms training in.>[ ] Take that shower.>[ ] Get outside, maybe go loosen up and flatten some zombies.>Our system thinks your post is spam. Please reformat and try again.>Picture related.
>>35858259>>[ ] Find Adam.
>>35858259>[ ] Find Adam.Fuck firearms
>>35858259shower, funny lightsaber then come back to the foodcourt and find ourselves a waifu
>>35858316this, maybe not funny lightsaber, since we dont have batteries
>>35858316this>>35858339its still a funny lightsabre even without batteries
>[x] Take shower.>[x] Food court.The mall includes a gym, which is convenient enough. Showers are restricted to cut down on wasted water, but no one dares question you as you make your way in. They also don't question why you take almost forty-five minutes to finish, or why you seem to be in a siginificantly better mood once you come back out.>http://youtube.com/watch/?v=YUZVL70jdnUThere's something like thirty people in the food court when you return. Edith is nowhere to be found, nor do you really recognize anyone else, either. Oh, wait, there's Adam, but even he seems to know these people better than you do. Everyone here knows your name, but you'd be hard-pressed to remember even a half-dozen of theirs. Well, shit.Scanning your eyes over the crowd, you do spot a couple people who don't seem to scowl or look away immediately upon making eye contact with you. That's a start, right?>[ ] Approach the black guy eating by himself.>[ ] Approach the girl with the book.>[ ] Approach the older couple telling a story to Adam.>[ ] Approach the guy scowling at you.>[ ] Fuck it, maybe you can make the 'stoic loner' thing work.
>>35858622>[ ] Approach the girl with the book.
>>35858622>>[ ] Approach the girl with the book.
>>35858622>[ ] Approach the girl with the book
>Consider me completely unsurprised.>Typing.
>>35858651>>35858662>>35858668>>35858681SHOCKINGinb4 she loves cock
>>35858702Now now anon don't start this shit.
>>35858702Mate,We're obviously the muscle,We need some brains for this operation
>>35858719no i voted for her, im just expressing my amusement and lack of surprise that every vote was for her
>[x]Approach the girl with the book.You knew since you were twelve or thirteen that you felt about girls the way everyone expected you to feel about guys, but never really said anything to your parents while you were growing up. Not so much because you were ashamed or thought they'd judge you just so much as it never really seemed like something to bring up. It wasn't like you'd be bringing a girlfriend home any time soon. Years later, you still haven't really told anyone. Not that there's anyone to tell, aside from Edith. Maybe one day, just to see if her head explodes.That aside, it's hard not to notice that she holds your gaze. She's not afraid of you. That's a start, right?Clearing your throat, you walk over and sit down across from her, trying to think of some way to break the ice.>It's time for a roll!>To make rolls, type "dice+3d6" in the e-mail field, without the quotes. The first two will be added together and added to a modifier, and I'll take the highest of the first three rolls (barring critical hits or misses). The third die is just for critical verification, and we'll get to that when the time comes.>And off to eat. Back soon.
Rolled 1, 4, 1 = 6 (3d6)>>35858774LETS ROLLGET THE BITCH TO SWOON
Rolled 5, 4, 5 = 14 (3d6)>>35858774
>>35858774>Choice for first person we talk to in a room>Retroactively determines sexuality
Rolled 2, 1, 1 = 4 (3d6)>>35858774ERE WE GO!
Rolled 3, 6, 2 = 11 (3d6)>>35858801Well it nips any stupid /u/ vs anti-/u/ in the bud at least.
Rolled 1, 5, 1 = 7 (3d6)>>35858774oh we're locked into /u/? couldnt it at least be a choice to make her swoon or just talk?ah fuck it, i still was going to go for /u/>>35858783>>35858799>>35858814>>35858819you should all be ashamed of your rolls
>>35858814I must now commit Seppuku,I'm sorry for failing you anon's.....
Rolled 3, 1, 1 = 5 (3d6)>>35858774come on waifuing
Rolled 4, 4, 2 = 10 (3d6)>>35858774you guys are bad and should feel bad
>>35858832>you should all be ashamed of your rollsActually, >>35858799 is a great roll.By the way, OP never said anything about not feeling the same way about guys too
>>35858819I'm more concerned about the fact that a rather innocuous choice determined something moderately important with no indication that it would do such a thing.>>35858872I'd much rather be locked into one or the other.
>>35858891>I'd much rather be locked into one or the other.Eh, I'd prefer both to be honest.
>>35858872>Bisexual MCI'm okay with that
>>35858891>I'd much rather be locked into one or the other.I have to agree with you here. Even if just to prevent a wave of shit posting.
>>35858910Aslong as we don't go the sub route,To many fucking sub mc's by odin's hairy balls
>>35858926This is Persona. We're meant to cheat and fuck as many people as possible for magical powers.
>>35858907>>35858910>>35858925Are you guys new, or have you just managed to miss the shit that tends to crop up with bisexual MCs?>>35858929Name some.
Rolled 6, 1, 1 = 8 (3d6)>>35858774am i too late to be the good waifu roller?
>>35858945Yeah and that has a habit of causing shitstorms I would rather avoid.
>>35858958You're about 5 rolls late.>>35858799Got basically a critical success anyway.
Rolled 1, 4, 5 = 10 (3d6)>>35858958yes you are
>>35858980IIRC, a 5/4/5 is a success with caveats.
>>35858997Which is really not that bad. Since we don't have a modifier and all.
>>35858952>Are you guys new, or have you just managed to miss the shit that tends to crop up with bisexual MCs?This QM is cool, only way it's going to shit up things is if you guys fuck up.
>>35858997>Might as well tip my hand on mechanics.>Generally speaking, because of the best-of-three system, the stuff curves upwards.>I basically stole the * World system outright. After modifiers...>6 or less is a fail-forward.>7-9 is a success with caveats or a hard choice.>10+ is a success.>12+ is a roaring success. (Not always relevant, though.)We got a success, and this was BEFORE he buffed us.Since 5+5=10
>>35858952Okay,I can't actually think of any because i've been up for about 24 hours,So i'll concede this one to you,Still hope for no sub though to be honest
>>35858872>By the way, OP never said anything about not feeling the same way about guys tooYes.Yes very much.
>>35859012>This QM is cool, only way it's going to shit up things is if you guys fuck up.I'm starting to think he has a masters degree in shitstorm prevention.
>>35859031but doesnt * World have 2 dice?
>>35859072>>35858952Xi, Alex (Hasn't really been determined), and those are two off of the top of my head.
>>35859031Where are you getting 5+5 from? The first two die are the only ones that matter, the third die is only for critical verification, we don't have a modifier.>>35859079Oh really? And what evidence do you have for this, only a few posts into his second thread?>>35859098Xi is a sub because that's the whole point of that quest, I can't recall an MC named Alex off the top of my head.
>>35859098Thank you anon,I'm now going to go get some fucking caffeine so i can think straight,Hopefully......
>>35859127>Xi is a sub because that's the whole point of that quest, I can't recall an MC named Alex off the top of my head.Alex is from the magical girl darkness extrapolated quest. Shows signs of subbiness
>>35859127Ah, sorry about that. You're completely right.It's 4+5 with 6 for critical verification.
>>35859127Magical Burst Darkness i believe
>>35859145So, one actual submissive MC, one that shows signs of submissive behaviour, on a board with dozens of quests.You haven't really proved anything, other than that you possess a clear interest in more lewd quests, which I truly hope you won't try to carry into this quest as well.
>>35859205Hey, hey, hey I was another person, don't mind me. I'm not trying to prove his point, just helping him a little.There's also the MC from the Mahou Shounen quest which recently migrated to /tg/ as well.
Did the playerbase just double in size or something.
>>35859205Meh,Didn't even know about The Xi thingy to be honest,Just MGDE to be honest,And i actually find it funny about you thinking i'm a lewd-anon,I'm usually one of the one's who fight against the invading /d/enizen's,But i suppose it looks like that from your point of view,Nothing i can do to change your mind bout that really
Sorry op, gotta sleep before classes in two hoursEveryone else try not to be fuckwits
>>35859323I don't know. I didn't even realize we had more than 4 people in the quest.
>>35859323As a QM that tried something similar and walked away, I know that fucking feel
>>35859323I'm sorry QM,But i do find your reaction funny,Even though i know it's a bad thing,I apologize for rolfing
>>35859323Sexuality is important to people yo
>>35858799>Nine. Next to a 5 and the closest we've come to a critfail yet.. That could have gone a lot worse.>>35858832>It was mostly the 'find waifu' discussion on the previous choice that made me consider it a real option. That, and the utterly unanimous vote.>>35858891>That is a very reasonable thing to be concerned about.>>35859079>That is really flattering, and I'm not entirely sure why.>Also, she.>Anyways, typing before the shitstorm gets any worse.
>>35859398Oh, I get it now.Writing from experience is best.
>>35859323This happens a lot with threads that are active between updates, especially when something related to relationships and sex gets brought up.
>>35859398>This was a shitstormYou poor, naive fool.This was a gentle discussion where everyone kept a civil tongue.
>>35859437Ah,To be young again,Right anon?
>[x] Roll. 9 + 0 Expression = 9"What're you reading?" Simple, to the point, hard to fuck it up. That should work out alright."Farmer's Almanac. Heard Edith talking about how the stocks were low and that you were going to help us get supplies to start growing our own food." She seems to be more skimming than really reading, and has flipped through a few pages by the time you reply."Hell of a thing to just happen to overhear." Truth be told, you're a little suspicious. Why have you never seen this girl here before, if she's so in touch with what's going on? You were under the impression everyone else called Edith Mrs. Orton. How'd she even learn her first name?"Well, I've been keeping an eye on you." She states this as matter-of-factly as anything else in the world, and you choke on nothing in particular."W-what, on me?" Jesus. "Why the hell are you doing that?""You have some kind of superpowers that let you fight the monsters, right? You ask me, that makes you worth paying attention to.">[ ] "Makes sense. And what have you learned?">[ ] "So you know about my powers? You aren't afraid of me?">[ ] [Introduce yourself.]>[ ] "That's not the only reason I'm worth paying attention to." (Courage roll required.)
>>35859437>To be fair, the first quest I ever really got involved in was Armored Core Quest. So maybe I've just got my baseline expectations set too high.>Seriously, whatever happened to ACGuy?
>>35859557>[ ] [Introduce yourself.]Also, if we practice courage, does that mean we gain courage XP?If so, then >[ ] "That's not the only reason I'm worth paying attention to." (Courage roll required.)
Rolled 5, 1, 6 = 12 (3d6)>>35859557>[ ] [Introduce yourself.]>[ ] "That's not the only reason I'm worth paying attention to." (Courage roll required.)Might as well.
>>35859557>>[ ] "So you know about my powers? You aren't afraid of me?">>[ ] [Introduce yourself.]
>The pumpkin I carved looks like Homer Simpson dressed as the grim reaper. I'm okay with this.>Tried and failed to get a decent picture.>So, [Introduce yourself] is locked in. Yay/nay on the Courage line?
Rolled 4, 3, 1 = 8 (3d6)>>35859741Well, if we practice courage, does that mean we gain courage XP?If so, yes.
Rolled 1, 2, 5 = 8 (3d6)>>35859741Always courage it is the chariot way.
>>35859766>Yes. Even if you fail. Generally, the best way to get stat XP is acting that way.>It's why you got Understanding XP for listening to Edith's advice and ideas.>Need one more roll.
Rolled 5, 4, 3 = 12 (3d6)>>35859741>The pumpkin I carved looks like Homer Simpson dressed as the grim reaper.>Tried and failed to get a decent picture.You get back out there and you keep trying, I must see this pumpkin.Also sure, courage, why not.
>>35859600>>358597665+3, crit confirmation of 6.That means we're at an 8.
>>35859600>>35859766>>35859779>Seven, plus 1 for Courage. Typing.
Rolled 4, 1, 2 = 7 (3d6)>>35859741Fuck it,Let's do this
>>35859824Wait, are we going for best roll, or the best of all rolls?
>[x] "That's not the only reason I'm worth paying attention to.">[x] Roll. 7 + 1 Courage = 8"That's, ah, that's not the only reason I'm worth paying attention to." That was a cool line, right? Yeah, that was cool. You hope."Are you flirting with me?" The girl looks up, raising her eyebrows slightly."I- uh... would it be a bad thing if I was?""Guess not." She shrugs, and turns her attention back to the book again. "Just making sure.">Courage XP gained.>[x] [Introduce yourself.]Right. Let's go ahead and change the subject now. Please."I'm Aria." You're expecting her to cut you off with an "I know who you are", but she doesn't. "Aria Alistar. The kid over there talking to the older couple is my brother Adam.""Who're they?" She doesn't even break her stride before tossing another question your way."What?""Who's the couple he's talking to? You must know them. You don't just let a little boy wander around unsupervised, do you?">[ ] [Lie]>[ ] "Edith's got a pretty good handle on him.">[ ] "He's old enough to take care of himself.">[ ] [Change the subject]
Rolled 3, 2, 5 = 10 (3d6)>>35859938>[X] "Edith's got a pretty good handle on him."
>>35859938>[ ] "He's old enough to take care of himself.""A lot's changed, kids have to grow up a lot faster now. You show know that."
>>35859938>[ ] "He's old enough to take care of himself,Not old enough that we don't look out for him though"
"He's old enough to take care of himself." You reply defensively, then let the words sink in. Wow, okay, that sounds pretty bad. "I mean, not that I don't take care of him, but kids are forced to grow up fast these days. You know that.""And so your solution is to make him grow up faster?""I- um. What? No! I just..." You sigh, defeated. "Edith's got a pretty good handle on him. I've never really been very good at being the 'authority' in his life, so I just let her take care of it.""So why didn't you just tell me that right away?">[ ] "Why are you grilling me on this? I still don't even know your name.">[ ] "Because 'I let someone else take care of my kid brother because I don't know how' is a terrible way to make a first impression.">[ ] "...">[ ] [Change the subject.]
Rolled 4, 1, 1 = 6 (3d6)>>35860254>[ ] "Because 'I let someone else take care of my kid brother because I don't know how' is a terrible way to make a first impression."
>>35860254>[ ] "Because 'I let someone else take care of my kid brother because I don't know how' is a terrible way to make a first impression."
"Because 'I let someone else take care of my kid brother because I don't know how' is a terrible way to make a first impression.""Worse than lying about it and making yourself look irresponsible AND dishonest?""If you've got a point here, then just fucking make it." She's pushing all your buttons and god dammit, if you weren't supposed to be acting like a leader right now, you'd probably punch her right in the fucking face."I'm not making a point. I'm just observing." An awkward silence passes over the conversation after that, and you sit, looking around at nothing in particular. You're about to get up and just go do something else when she speaks up again. "My name's Glenn.""Like the actress?""Mmhm.""Well, nice to meet you, I guess, Glenn." Not really a name you've heard much before. But then again, your name is 'Aria', so you can't really judge."Why did you come up to talk to me, anyways, Aria?">[ ] "Because you're new.">[ ] "I dunno. Why not?">[ ] "Why do you think I came up to talk to you?">[ ] "Because you're the first cute girl I've seen since this shit started." (Courage roll required.)
>>35860740>Write in"Because Edith's trying to make me more of a community leader or something, and just from my conversation with you I think you know how well that's going."
Rolled 6, 3, 1 = 10 (3d6)>>35860740This>>35860825and tack this on for maximum courage.>[ ] "Because you're the first cute girl I've seen since this shit started." (Courage roll required.)
>>35860740>[ ] "Because you're the first cute girl I've seen since this shit started." (Courage roll required.)
>>35860879>Sounds good. Two more rolls, then, please.
Rolled 3, 4, 4 = 11 (3d6)>>35860960
>>35860960Whoops, trip fell off.
Rolled 5, 6, 1 = 12 (3d6)>>35860960
Rolled 3, 3, 4 = 10 (3d6)>>35860960
Rolled 3, 4, 4 = 11 (3d6)>>35861038Aww what?
>>35861011>Another roll dangerously close to some kind of critical. It's gonna happen soon, I know it, and on a crucial roll, too. I can't wait.>Typing.
>>35861077Most likely we just have to roll a 3 or an 18 along with 1,1,6 and 6,6,1. I like the system though normally crits are way too common.
"Because Edith's trying to make me more of a community leader or something." You shrug. "Just from my conversation with you, you can probably guess how well that's going.""Well, that answers why you talked to someone. But not why you talked to me.""Because you're the first cute girl I've seen since this shit started." The line comes out easily, almost automatically. Maybe you're not so bad at this whole social thing after all.>Courage XP gained.>Expression XP gained."Oh." She goes quiet after that, but the silence is different this time. You didn't know better, you'd say she was almost nervous. "I think I'm starting to get a better understanding of who you are. But I should go."She's up and gone before you can say anything to stop her. Still, for a first conversation with a girl, that definitely could have gone a lot worse.>You feel a faint bond forming between you and Glenn...>You have formed a new bond!>Glenn ??? [Hermit] has advanced to Rank 1!Well, now what?>[ ] Go chase Glenn down and ask her out.>[ ] Talk to your brother and the old couple.>[ ] Approach the black guy still eating buy himself.>[ ] Find the guy who was scowling at you earlier.>[ ] Try to get some firearms training in.>[ ] Get outside and loosen up before tomorrow.>[ ] Write-in
>>35861249>[ ] Talk to your brother and the old couple.NEEEEEEEE-SAAAAAAAN
>>35861249>Forgot my pic. Fucking captcha.
>>35861249>[ ] Talk to your brother and the old couple.
>>35861284>>35861303>>35861305>Confirmed. Typing.>Mormon Girl has just, apropos of nothing, admitted that she's freaking out her best friend because she talks about murder too much. Because she's 'enthralled in it'.>Image related.
>>35861421>..that was not the image I thought it was.
"Hi, Adam!" You call out to your brother as you rise from where you're sitting and close the distance. He waves, but doesn't run up to you like he normally does. Probably still mad at you for not actually telling him anything this morning. "Who're you talking to?""Oh." The woman, who was smiling and laughing with your brother just a moment before, fixes you with a rather unwelcoming gaze. "You must be Aria, then.""Oh, don't be like that, dear. Regardless of all this mess, she's still just a teenage girl." The man, with stark white hair and a rather noticeable widow's peak, smiles and gestures for you to sit down. "Besides, we should be grateful to her. And Adam's crazy about her, even if he's a little mad at her right now.""She's a jerk." Adam butts in, quite authoratatively. Then, to you, "You're a jerk, Aria." This sets the man right off giggling, and it's a few moments before the laughter dies down enough for him to wipe his eyes and extend his hand."I'm sorry, where are my manners. I'm Samuel, and this is my wife Sofia. We were just borrowing your little brother. He's got quite a lot to say for a boy his age, doesn't he?">[ ] "Keeps surprising me with how much he's picked up since we got here.">[ ] "So everyone keeps telling me.">[ ] "Adam, you haven't been bothering these people, have you?">[ ] "Should I leave? I don't want to make your wife uncomfortable.">[ ] Write-in
>>35861701>[ ] "Should I leave? I don't want to make your wife uncomfortable.">Write in"Glad you're getting along well with Adam..."
>>35861701>[ ] "Keeps surprising me with how much he's picked up since we got here."
>"It's fascinating">"The killers, the insanity, the beauty and art"
>>35861775>>35861746Mormons are so cuhrazy.Why is it the pretty ones that have to be batshit?>>35861733Seconding
>>35861791>I don't know, but it always, ALWAYS gets me in trouble.
>Also, finally got a decent shot of the pumpkin.
>>35861863Doesn't seem that bad. Doesn't seem like homer to me though.
>>35861733>>35861791> Smoking. Then I'll type.
"Glad you're getting along well with Adam." Seems like an alright guy. Your brother's got a pretty decent sense of character."He talks about you constantly.""That's all he ever talks about." Sofia avoids looking at you, and comments just loud enough that you're sure you were supposed to hear it."Should I leave?" She's not the first person to be this way towards you, and you suspect if her husband weren't here, she wouldn't be here at all."No, no, please. Stay. Sit down with us." His wife elbows him in the side, and he gently elbows her back. "Edith tells us you're going to start getting more involved in the community.">[ ] "Well, that's what she wants me to do. Not sure if I will yet.">[ ] "I've been pretty distant so far. I want to get to know the people I'm protecting a little better.">[ ] (To Sofia) "If you have a problem with me, just say it.">[ ] [Change the subject]
>>35861863Looks more like a demonic Flanders with a shaved head, unkempt mustache and grim reaper attire to me.
>>35862132>[ ] "I've been pretty distant so far. I want to get to know the people I'm protecting a little better."
>>35862132>"I've been pretty distant so far. I want to get to know the people I'm trying to protect a little better."A minor change, but one I feel is important.
Can we change arcana OP?Will we be able to become the hero of strength the world needs?
>>35862179It's only favored. I think that can change.
>>35862196Sweet. Hero mode here we come!
>>35862217I don't know much about Persona, why does Strength Arcana equal hero mode?
>>35862196>Mechanics tangent!>Your favored Arcana is the one you best embody at the moment. It can be changed (though not easily) by consistently acting in a different way.>The mechanical effect is one extra reroll per thread when using a Persona of your Favored Arcana.
>>35862240http://megamitensei.wikia.com/wiki/Strength_ArcanaStrength is like Chariot but with more self control and compassion compared to Chariot's drive towards personal goals.Most Strength personas are mythical heroes.
>>35862169>Going with this, then. Typing.>Captcha: Choseda confirm (after about four failures)>I really need to just bite the bullet and get a 4chan pass.
"I've been pretty distant so far. I want to get to know the people I'm protecting- well, that I'm trying to protect a little better." Some of your past failures flash in your mind, and it takes a moment to push them back out again."See, dear? What did I tell you? She's a good kid wrapped up in a bad situation." She doesn't respond to that, but Samuel seems to take that as a victory, and smiles at you again. "You're doing well. I don't think I could have handled what you do when I was your age.""Thank you, sir." And here you were really beginning to think that Adam was your only supporter. Now two people in one day have expressed faith in your abilities. Plus whatever the hell that was with Glenn earlier."Please, just Sam. Samuel if you're feeling fancy. 'Sir' just makes me feel even older." There are deep wrinkles in the man's face, and if you had to guess, you'd say he was somewhere around seventy. But these times have a way of aging people, so who knows? "Just keep doing what you're doing.""Oh, shut up, you blowhard." For the first time, Sofia's not just speaking, but speaking loudly. Her eyes, weathered and aged, fix directly on you. "You want to know what I think?">[ ] "Yes.">[ ] "No, not really.">[ ] "You're going to tell me either way, so knock yourself out.">[ ] Write-in
>>35862488>[ ] "Yes."
>I've been listening to Spirit Healing on repeat since I linked it, and I keep doing a double-take and thinking I left Dwarf Fortress open.>I haven't played DF since like 2012.
>>35862488>[ ] Write-inShape head
>>35862520>>35862506Guys no, don't be like that.>>35862488>No
>>35862540Anon don't you know the best way to annoy someone who hates you is to be nice to them?
>Split vote>Should've waited to go smoke, I could've done it while you guys hashed this out.
>>35862540Okay, feel free to tell me not to be a certain way without telling me what that way is or providing me reason to change it, and I'll continue to be that way because you've provided no reason for me to change.>>35862586It's 2-1-1, I think.I have no idea what the guy writing in 'shape head' means.
>>35862488>"Yes."It's almost like everyone on /tg/ is a social maladapt.
>>35862611>>35862554Well, how does she feel?
>>35862611>I'm assuming it was a typo for 'shake head', AKA 'no'.
>>35862635She either doesn't trust us so being a bitch will make it worse. Or she just hates us for undefinable reasons so being a bitch will make her husband like us less.
The entire point of this exercise is to bond with the community and become a leader.How are we supposed to do that if we just tell everyone who has a grievance with us we don't want to hear it?
>>35862684Oh. Whoops. I thought she asked DID she know what she thought.FUCK
>>35862684Exactly we're meant to help these people not treat them like shit just because we can.
>>35862705That probably explains it.
>Alright, glad that's settled, then. Typing!
"Tell me." You're supposed to be a leader. Maybe understanding where this woman's coming from will help? Or, at least, you won't look like a massive tool for saying you don't want to hear it."You think you're some kind of hero, don't you?" She doesn't wait for a response before continuing. "You think that this is all about you, and your powers, and your demons, and maybe you put some thought into the well-being of the people who YOU care about, but what about the rest of us?""Sofia...""Samuel, I love you, but shut the hell up. This girl needs to understand that she can't just go on the way she is and expect everything to work out." Her gaze is on you again, cold and hard. "You think your life is worth more than that of the rest of us? Because you can say a magic word and turn into a demon? We're not just bystanders. We're people. And you've let people die who are worth far more than you would be if not for those precious powers of yours. Try thinking about that for a little while next time you decide to go catapulting off into a mob and leaving the rest of us to fend for ourselves, or-"Sofia's rant is interrupted, and broken, by a quiet sob. Adam's. He's leaning forward, hugging his arms and looking at the ground, and between the yelling, and the content of what she's been saying..."Come here, Adam." You hold out your arms, and the boy jumps into them, burying his face in your neck. You gently stroke his hair, and keep him close, turning your attention back to Sofia. Your next words will define not just your relationship with her, but possibly your outlook and perception by the group as a whole. You'll have to think carefully before speaking.>This is a Moment of Consequence. Choose carefully. There's no right or wrong answer, but think through the implications and consequences of your actions.>[ ] Write-in
>I'll post my 'canned' answer options if no one else has any, but there may be a benefit to coming up with it yourselves.
>>35863048>Explain that we're not a hero and that we don't know why we got our powers we just wanted to save our brother. Most importantly that we try to do our best but we're only one person.
>>35863048"I don't know any more.""I thought I was doing things right, that I was making a difference.""I suppose I've been blind all this time.""Saying sorry at this point is useless, a thousand sorryies won't bring them back. I can only work to protecting those left."
>>35863179W-was my write in that bad?
>>35863179>I can do that. Important sub-decision.>Apologize?>[ ] Yes. You've made plenty of mistakes.>[ ] No. You're doing the best you can, and apologizing won't change anything.
>>35863242>[ ] Yes. You've made plenty of mistakes because were only one person. You're sorry but you try your best.
>>35863229>>35863179Mix these I guess?
>>35863289>>35863274>Sounds good. Typing.>And for the record, apologizing was the Understanding answer. You've been pretty good for that this session, really.
So do we turn into our persona?
"I'm sorry.""What?" Whatever Sofia expected you to say, that wasn't it."I'm sorry. I'm not a hero. I don't know how to save everyone, I don't know why I got my powers." You hug your brother tightly. All this started because you couldn't leave the kid on his own. "All I know is that I need to keep Adam safe, and that I want to do my best to help everyone else as well.""That doesn't excuse-""I know it doesn't!" You feel Adam tense as you start shouting, and lower your voice again. "Believe me. I know it doesn't bring back the people I failed. Nothing will. All I can do is try to be better. Try to save more people than I did yesterday. And I'm sorry, if I didn't protect someone who was close to you, someone important to you. More sorry than I can ever explain. But I'm just one girl, I... I'm trying my best."You feel Samuel's hand on your shoulder, and you look up to see him, a look of mixed concern and pride on his face. He lifts his hand, and brushes tears you didn't even know you'd let out off of your cheeks. "I know you are. We all do. It's just hard to lose the people important to us, and sometimes it's easier to have someone to blame.""...keep trying, then." Sofia mutters. You think that's as close as you're going to get to approval from her. And as you look around, you see others in the food court looking at you, too. A lot of people saw that. A lot of people heard what you said. Some don't quite seem to believe you, but most of them... Maybe they're finally starting to see you as a person, too."You two should get out of here for now. It's been a long day for both of you, I'm sure." Samuel allows no argument, and ushers you out of the food court, away from the dozens of eyes watching you.>Continued.
>Understanding XP gained.>Understanding XP gained.>You feel a faint bond forming between you and the old couple.>You feel a faint bond forming between you and the survivors.>Samuel and Sofia [Temperance] has advanced to Rank 1!>Mall Survivors [Hanged Man] has advanced to Rank 1!It isn't until you lay down, Adam hugging himself against your side, that you realize just how tired you are. Today's been more draining than anything in a long time. Samuel was right, you need to rest up for tomorrow. Things are going to be different.>And that's the end of Episode 2!>I'm much better-rested tonight than yesterday (and Shadows of Mordor isn't done downloading yet), so I'll be willing to stick around for some Q&A, if there's interest.>Tomorrow will be Episode 3, the HALLOWEEN SPECIAL.
>>35863658Wonder what arcana our brother is.
>>35863658Thanks for running OP.I'm looking forward to the next part.Also what persona do we have right now?
>>35863658How close are we to our brother?How old is he?What has happened in the timeskip?
>>35863702>I promise, it won't just be NON-CANONICAL SHENANIGANS.>Think more 'themed demon and specific happenings'.>>35863720>Haven't 100% decided yet, but probably The Star.>>35863752>Right now, you have Rohk, Ares, and Berith. I've just updated the character sheet, if you're curious.
>>35863810>but probably The Star.FUCKWHY
>>35863839What's so bad about The Star?
>>35863839Probably because he represents our hope.A characters arcana and social link don;t always match up.
>>35863884Destined to fall.
>>35863884>It's a strong card, one that gives hope to those on the ground below. It shines in times of need. But, eventually, it is destined to fall to the earth and disappear... Even I can feel the sadness of this inescapable destiny...
>>35863839>I'm also considering The Sun, if that'd be more positively received.>>35863793>You're pretty much his whole world, and he's just recently turned five. For his birthday, everyone got together in the food court and sang songs and played games. It was a lot of fun.>What's happened, I'm partially leaving vague in the interest of leaving room open for FUTURE FLASHBACKS, but the TL;DR is that you kinda bummed around with the Daycare Clan for a while, gathering some more people who wanted to help take care of all these kids. And then you learned a lot of hard lessons about the difficulty of keeping other people safe.>About six months ago, you got everyone moved into the mall, and the population's been steadily increasing from new immigrants who've heard about the mall survivors and/or the Demon Girl since then.>Captcha: Adopted xportsho>Okay, sure, why not. You're adopted, because your father is/was impotent. Your brother was born with help from a sperm donor.
>>35863981It's more the >>35863950And considering the WHOLE ZOMBIES AND DEMONS ARE EVERYWHERE Shtick, it's not giving much hope.Just a personal nitpick really, nothing big. /ss/ is going to be voted for, prepare for that,
>>35863981>Captcha: Adopted xportshoThe character building in this quest is brilliant.
>>35863981>Not blood related brotherOkay, you've condemned >>35863999 to become a reality.
>>35864010>One thing I learned from years of GMing is that the best-laid plans of mice and men are no match for PC whims.>To quote Vetinari, 'the wise man STEERS'.
>>35863999>SpoilerMaybe a minor nitpick for you, it's an instant quest-drop for me (outside of maybe smut quests).Seriously, I hope OP just ignores any votes for that kind of thing.
>>35864048That was more to do with the Sun/Star stuff rather than /ss/
>>35864048Yeah seriously fucking a five year old is pretty fucked up.
>>35864048Well, it happened in P3P, don't see why it couldn't here.
>>35864085Ken is 11 our brother is 5. That's why.
>>35864048>I'm not going to derail the quest for that kind of thing. What happened with the shower is likely the most explicit it's going to get in the main threads.>Letting a character become fetishized is one of those genies you can't put back in the bottle.
>>35864070/ss/ doesn't have to be entirely sexual. In this case I doubt it would get to that stage, probably would just remain at kisses and holding hands, maybe with some cuddling in bed
>>35864116That's good to hear.
>>35864116Okay, clarify this.What would derail it? The smut or the /ss/?
>>35864137I assume she's talking about smut.
>>35864137I think she means smut, given that the non-smut shower scene is the lewd limit.
>>35864137>>35864146>Both. Smut would derail the thread. /ss/ would derail the thread and also be really, really weird.
>>35864165Well, as >>35864119 stated, even if a relationship would happen it wouldn't go beyond that at all. Which is to be honest basically what we would be doing already with him minus the kisses. Hell, I bet we still share a bed with him.>>35864116>in the main threads.Does that mean "at all"?
>>35864192Man, you are just going to keep pushing and nitpicking at this, aren't you?
>>35864222Seems like we've got our first faggot.
>>35864222I just want to get everything cleared up. I'd rather not leave things unclear, especially for later readers. Sorry if that's bad.
>>35864192>I... don't know? As I said, I'm making this up as I go. >And I've written smut before.>But I have a lot of reservations about tying any of that in with this.
>>35864271That's good enough then, glad you answered it.
>>35864237Wait, which one of us is the faggot?>>35864256You can call what you're doing whatever you like, but it still looks like you're pushing for /ss/ and for OP to make secondary threads to put smut in to me.
>Changing the subject, is there anything I've done so far as QM that you've either greatly liked or greatly disliked?>Someone in the last thread said that I might want to either reply faster, or buff up my posts, so I've been trying to aim for 'ten minutes of voting, ten-to-fifteen of typing'. >But is there anything else?
>>35864302>Wait, which one of us is the faggot?We're all faggots here anon especially you and OP.
>>35864302Well, sorry it came across that way.>>35864311> so I've been trying to aim for 'ten minutes of voting, ten-to-fifteen of typing'. That's a good way to be, but right now we're a bit low on numbers, so if you feel mostly everyone's voted then it should be fine to start writing before then.
>>35864311I think you've been doing pretty well so far.The pacing has been good and you've set a good tone.
>>35864318>Yep. As if The Adventures Of Mormon Girl didn't give that away.
>>35864347Just remember to not fuck the crazy if you can't run away OP.
>>35864342>Thanks. I've been trying to strike a tone somewhere between 'official' and 'down-to-earth'. About 80% of my QM inspiration was AC Quest, and ACGuy's attitude during that is one of the places where my inspiration is clearest.
>>35864347Bisexuality isn't faggotry
>>35864397Well I've never followed AC Quest but you're doing a good job and it's a nice change of pace from the Hexerzone.
>>35864414>Anything>Not being faggorty
>>35864434>It's actually really good. Abandoned almost two years ago, though, so he could run a FSN Quest that took less pre-planning. (Or something like that.)>>35864458>/ss/ aside, I'm like 95% gay. Interest in men is definitely the exception. If you know the Kinsey scale, I'm definitely a 5.
>>35864397Have you been enjoying the quest?
>>35864528Well keep up the work OP.
>>35864414IRL, no, but in quests, it has a tendency to result in just about every thread getting derailed to some degree.
>>35864541>Yes, actually. I wouldn't have run a second thread if I wasn't.>Really, REALLY did not expect it to work at all, much less as well as it has. Persona/TWD was a surprisingly seamless merge, once I realized I could take a lot of inspiration from the game.>Kamen Rider, less so, but it's still playing its part.>Should I get an ask.fm?
>>35864585And people say Cutie Gee doesn't give good advice.>Should I get an ask.fm?It's not really necessary because of how your quest is a crossover work.
>>35864634>And people say Cutie Gee doesn't give good advice.The validity of their advice varies wildly and should always be taken with a grain (read: barrel) of salt.
>>35864817Well, that sucks. I'd have liked to use it.
>>35864861>Oh, shit, hey, a subject I can actually talk about!>It's a pretty shameless toy shill, to be honest. But the recent series have also been really fun. W is a noir detective drama with two REALLY gay main dudes. OOO is about a hippie hobo fighting monsters made of greed to the tune of actually-pretty-good ska music. Fourze is about friendship and rocket punches. Drive is gearing up to be a goofy cop drama.>We don't talk about Wizard.
>>35864918Sounds fun.How much Kamen Rider is in this quest though?
>...>Thank you, based janitor.
>>35864918Kind fo reminds me of Evil Precure Quest where a bunch of the fan base has never watched Precure.
>>35864948>Not much. TeWaPeRi is so far almost entirely in the 'inspired by' group of fanworks, aside from the presence of 'canonical' Personas.>Well, that, and the failed Rider Kick in the first thread.
>>35864918Well, I'd like you to post that ask.fm on your twitter at some point. Assuming it hasn't been purged completely. >>35864966If only they could be that efficient when things are actually plaguing threads and killing them, rather than helping.
>>35865006I think we'll be doing many more rider kicks. Many.
>>35865008>Well, I can always ignore the weird question.>ask.fm/improvQM
>>35864918You skipped Gaim.Also, what's wrong with Wizard? I'm somewhat new to Kamen Rider and have never gotten a straight answer about that. I'm tempted to watch it just to find out.
>>35865061>So I did!>Gaim was pretty good, really.>Wizard just... NOTHING HAPPENS. At all.>It's like they had the script for a six episode mini-series, and then stretched it out over forty-something episodes.>And just padded out the rest with a boring invincible Mary Sue main character.>Incidentally, this is also why I dislike Decade.
>Looks like most of the other questions are being answered on the ask.fm.>Thread has been archived, I'm gonna go ahead and take of my trip and go back to lurking /tg/ and /m/. Thanks for playing, guys.
>>35865354See you next time OP.
>>35865008Have you tried using the report function for threads that are being ruined?